HEMP IS AN EXCELLENT BIO DIESEL FUEL! USA Oil Barons got it outlawed to protect oil derived synthetics in the 30’s. But THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES SHOULD LEGALIZE HEMP for their own advantage.On ANDREW MELLON, founder of the Gulf Oil Corporation: “He knew that cannabis hemp was an alternative industrial raw material for the production of thousands of products, including fuel and plastics, which, if allowed to compete in the free-market, would threaten the future profits of the oil companies. As Secretary of the Treasury he created the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, and appointed his own future nephew-in-law, Harry Anslinger, as director. Anslinger would later use the sensational, and totally fabricated, articles published by Hearst, to push the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 through Congress, which successfully destroyed the rebirth of the cannabis hemp industry.
The Congressional Budget Office, Department of Defense, US Department of Agriculture, and others have determined that biodiesel is the low cost alternative fuel option for fleets to meet requirements of the Energy Policy Act. [End quote.]So, my question is, why should American farmers be paid in tax dollars NOT to farm, or if they grow too much wheat, it is bought by the government with OUR tax dollars, shipped off to some third world nation where, often as not, it sits in rat-infested warehouses until it rots and never reaches the people it was meant to feed? Worse yet, keep sending it to Russia, which then stockpiles it in vast underground shelters for the coming nuclear exchange with America that Russian defectors still claim the Russian military sees as inevitable. Certainly, our own government has made no similar provision to protect American tax-payers — but they have built over 90 underground shelters for “continuity of government” and protection of the corporate elites.
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REPORT #17 July 12 1998
“But come the end of the oil age — the petro chemicals are going to stop…
And there ain’t going to be any food.
That is absolutely guaranteed.”
The Stalled Kickstarter Campaign.
James Burke on the Future at 2.48 He posits that states and Governments will no longer exist in 100 years time they will no longer be needed as their predication on Scarcity and conflict will simply no longer be valid and demonstrably so.
I do not own the copyright and this is for educational and discussion purposes solely.
I Wrote this entry into a Brainstorming session earlier, we are seeking Use Cases for Web 3 distributed computing ventures.
James Burkes Connections is one of the classic UK science programmes.
the brain is how I see web 3 setting up informal and temporary joint ventures and cooperatives that can merge and fork into new organisations some of which will grow and some of which will just dissolve but all of which will remain in the Blockchain recognising proof of Brain contributions and building the Social Capital of all people so that all contributions are recognised and remunerated.
I have just been clicking around the mind map I made back in 2015 the tool is online on centralised servers but would live on the Distributed web very nicely and the mapping it performs could all be nested as separate side chins to any centralised project token and in term a FIAT money Fund or Top 20 Crypto balanced equity investment fund.
“Joined Up Thinking” this is usually meant as considering all sides of a question, on web 3 it literally means joined up thinking of groups.
from my Blog in 2011
Lots more James Burke Stuff on the Web Archive here. https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22James+Burke%22
I use conformist in the sense of Conforming to the Strictures of a Branch or school of thought within an over arching religious/State/Political Structure.
I have been struck by the themes of Orthodox beginnings lapsing into king making and idolatry, King Making and breaking into Iconoclasm and from there to orthodoxy refreshed.
The earliest Muslim position, namely the Mu’tazilite, distinguished between God’s causality and that of human acts, for which humans are praised or blamed. God is not responsible for sin. In contrast, the Ash’arite position is that humans appropriate an act that comes from God. Although humans are responsible for their actions, they do not act independently of God. The Sunnis adopted this account, although there is no clear explanation of what this appropriation is. The greatest medieval Jewish thinker, Moses Maimonides (1135–1204), reacted strongly against the Ash’arite position. His reaction is at least partially based on the Jewish Scripture’s insistence that God’s covenant with the Jews requires a free response. In general, Muslims emphasize God’s providence, whereas Jews emphasize human freedom.Christians share the same difficulties as Muslims and Jews, but they also hold the doctrine of predestination, according to which God’s providential decision to save some humans is prior to their response. Augustine developed this teaching in opposition to the Pelagian position that humans can obey God’s commands and merit heaven without the special form of help from God that is called grace. He argued that human freedom is severely damaged by original sin and that humans are unable to perform meritorious actions on their own. Moreover, Augustine and his followers responded to a position that was later described as Semipelagian, according to which humans have the first choice in accepting or rejecting grace. The Western Church condemned Pelagianism and Semipelagianism.
Read more: Determinism Free will and Predestination – Jews, Christians, And Muslims – God, Humans, Augustine, and Human – JRank Articles http://science.jrank.org/pages/9399/Free-will-Determinism-Predestination-Jews-Christians-Muslims.html#ixzz5Itbql7Gl
From 9.36 The Speaker who’s name is I think, Raspect, Sums up the COvenant made between those of Orthodox Faith with their God. or their Truth, this is what I also Believe.
#50 Million Groats a week for the NHS Says Nostradamus.
Visitor to a village stops a local and asks, “How do I get to Aberdeen from here?”
Local answers, “Och, if I were going to Aberdeen, I wouldn’t start from here!”
Its worth reading the whole thread Here to get a flavour.
Two Videos I think Point towards the essentially differing world views The Doomers and the Optimists have , here they are.
This does not embed but click the link it is worth watching.
A Final Word from Peter Kropotkin, a Biologist, from his Classic Text, Mutual Aid a factor in Evolution.
“The importance of this distinction will be easily appreciated by the student of animal psychology, and the more so by the student of human ethics. Love, sympathy and self-sacrifice certainly play an immense part in the progressive development of our moral feelings. But it is not love and not even sympathy upon which Society is based in mankind. It is the conscience—be it only at the stage of an instinct—of human solidarity. It is the unconscious recognition of the force that is borrowed by each man from the practice of mutual aid; of the close dependency of every one’s happiness upon the happiness of all; and of the sense of justice, or equity, which brings the individual to consider the rights of every other individual as equal to his own. Upon this broad and necessary foundation the still higher moral feelings are developed. But this subject lies outside the scope of the present work, and I shall only indicate here a lecture, “Justice and Morality” which I delivered in reply to Huxley’s Ethics, and in which the subject has been treated at some length.
Consequently I thought that a book, written on Mutual Aid as a Law of Nature and a factor of evolution, might fill an important gap. When Huxley issued, in 1888, his “Struggle-for-life” manifesto (Struggle for Existence and its Bearing upon Man), which to my appreciation was a very incorrect representation of the facts of Nature, as one sees them in the bush and in the forest, I communicated with the editor of the Nineteenth Century, asking him whether he would give the hospitality of his review to an elaborate reply to the views of one of the most prominent Darwinists; and Mr. James Knowles received the proposal with fullest sympathy. I also spoke of it to W. Bates. “Yes, certainly; that is true Darwinism,” was his reply. “It is horrible what ‘they’ have made of Darwin. Write these articles, and when they are printed, I will write to you a letter which you may publish.” Unfortunately, it took me nearly seven years to write these articles, and when the last was published, Bates was no longer living.
After having discussed the importance of mutual aid in various classes of animals, I was evidently bound to discuss the importance of the same factor in the evolution of Man. This was the more necessary as there are a number of evolutionists who may not refuse to admit the importance of mutual aid among animals, but who, like Herbert Spencer, will refuse to admit it for Man. For primitive Man—they maintain—war of each against all was the law of life. In how far this assertion, which has been too willingly repeated, without sufficient criticism, since the times of Hobbes, is supported by what we know about the early phases of human development, is discussed in the chapters given to the Savages and the Barbarians.“
The Brandt Report was updated in 2001 by James B. Quilligan, who was the director of Brandt Commission Research, a public information agency on the Independent Commission on International Development Issues between 1980 and 1987. His report, ‘The Brandt Equation – 21st Century Blueprint for the New Global Economy’ can be downloaded here as a PDF file.
|“||A new century nears, and with it the prospects of a new civilization.
Could we not begin to lay the basis for that new community with reasonable relations among all people and nations, and to build a world in which sharing, justice, freedom and peace might prevail? (Willy Brandt 1983)
The Brandt Line
The Brandt Equation
Ex – Officio Members: Jan Pronk (Netherlands), Goran Ohlin (Sweden), Dragoslav Avramovic (Yogoslavia).
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Cryptos are under the spotlight the US regulator recently ruled that Ethereum is not a security but Bitfinex and Tether are still under investigation.
The Whales are not stupid and the range within which Cryptos are trading plus or minus 10 per cent is still very profitable for those in control.
The Downside is always Zero, will all go to Zero? I think it unlikely, though some have and some still will.
I had this exchange with Craig Wright the other day ( I think he is one of the People who are Satoshi collectively, A collective of at Least 2 and the actual team over the first year or so of Bitcoin was a core of at least 5 Cypher Punks.
If you look at the general attitude of comments in Crypto compare and those who drive the sentiment ( people like Mc Affee, Verr and Wright, They more or less all think in terms of backing the Final Victor. I find this strange in that Distributed Networks demonstrate the theory of Anti Fragile (Robust) Diverse systems with Many points of Failure relying on the Law of Large Numbers to survive over Centralised systems with their efficiencies but single catastrophic points of failure.
The Upside for Crytpo/Blockchain relies on Two things Adoption ( Critical Mass) and Being better as an alternative to the existing system. ( Cleaning House)
Both Main Flavours BTC and ETH are working on their functionality and easier usage and hence adoption, Generally they see the main problem as a Scalability of transactions on the networks. I am much less worried about Scaleability than Diversity, Decentralisation and fair distribution.
The scaling of Proof of Stake is attractive but is that likely to lead to centralisation? This comment on Crypto Compared the other day Nails the question.
“Here’s my opinion on how they pulled this off. Most sensible people around the world, but Americans in particular, don’t want to be seen as stifling innovation. The current US government is under Republican control, and Republicans are anti-regulation, anti-taxation and pro-small-business, so they do not want to be seen coming down hard on tech startups or small businesses.
Based on the way that Ethereum got away with it, and just my opinion here, at your own risk, but If you are serious about starting a company and not just trying to get rich quick and scram, you can start from scratch and raise funding to get your gig off the ground via an ICO. If you already have access to significant VC funding, and could afford to do an IPO properly, you may be on thin ice. The catch is that you need to convert your product into something decentralized on or near launch that changes the ERC20 token into something that is definitely NOT a security and is definitely NOT controlled by you or any single entity by more than say 5% per owner entity at most”.
“That last point, that Ethereum isn’t centralized means something very significant for Casper PoS. I’ve complained in the past about the need to have a very low minimum amount required to participate in “Staking”. The situation with the US SEC and their recent statement means that in addition to a low minimum amount, staking also needs to have a *maximum* amount, which somehow prevents any single entity from acquiring more than a certain amount of control over the network, or else they will be at risk of being declared a centrally controlled organization that is effectively issuing securities with their coin”.
The way Ether is structured is quite Strong I think the ERC tokens referencing back tho ETH and ETC, I also see the Bitcoin Forks as something to be embraced. Where the Value of the whole top 20 is more evenly spread rather than between 33% and 40 % dominance to Bitcoin and 15% to Ether, with that sort of spread I think that a reference basket or index of all coins would serve as a sort of reserve currency pool to iron out swings in price to something more stable. This then becomes a key to referencing Crypto Currencies and the Value of the Block Chain Marketplace as a commons. Instead of valuing the security based upon conversion to Either, Dollars, Euros or Stirling.
At the moment conversion back to FIAt is essential and inescapable as if you want to buy things you need FIAT most of the time. That’s the linkage that needs to be broken to break it more utility has to come into the network, If you look at the State of the Dapps many of the Dappps are trivial they are games and pretty mundane analysis and moving tokens from a to b toys.
Bitcoin and Ethereum communities and other decentralised Mining Currencies and also the centrally Distributed ( XRP/Cardano ) camps realise they are a symbiotic system and act accordingly the utility will not evolve as quickly and smoothly as it can.
http://www.cmegroup.com/trading/equity-index/us-index/bitcoin.html sept contract 6120-7030 approx.
Looking at the progress of Web 3 there is a lot of good stuff being done I think a speculative rise in prices right now would be counterproductive its time for the System to put up or shut up, I think it will and then the real value will grow from real adoption for real services.
Just grazing the surface here Mike I have been getting into the Web 3 ecosystem Truffle and Aragon and the GitHub repositories quite deeply You might recall this link form a while back. It represents the scaleability view, Diverse synergy is I think much more important for value added.
https://media.consensys.net/the-state-of-the-ethereum-network-949332cb6895 interesting update on Ethereum truffle looks good ( This lik is broken for me might work for you, its a very good article but the site seems down at the mo.)
this is another good one https://medium.com/@matteozago/why-the-net-giants-are-worried-about-the-web-3-0-44b2d3620da5 and here is a discussion I had on the Seeds blog. http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.com/2018/05/blockchain-is-world-wide-super-computer.html
New one starting here.
That’s my 5 penneth worth anyhow Mike.