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Thursday, March 31, 2005

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Sunday, March 27, 2005

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Thursday, March 24, 2005

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Monday, March 21, 2005

The right way of eating...

While held a prisoner in Babylon, Biblical Prophet, Daniel refused to eat the meat offered by the king but asks for Pulse and water instead. At the end of his stay he is found to be wiser than all the wise men in the kingdom.

Then the king commanded Ashpenaz,his chief eunuch, to bring some of the people of Israel, both of the royal family and of the nobility. Youths without blemish, handsome and skillful in all wisdom, endowed with knowledge, understanding learning, and competant to serve in the king's palace, and to teach them the letters and the language of the Chaldeans.

The king assigned them a daily portion of rich food which the king ate, and of the wine which he drank.They were to be educated for three years, and at the end of that time they were to stand before the king.

Among these were Daniel, Haniah, Mishael, and Azariah of the tribe of Judah. But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the king's rich food., or with the wine which he drank; therefore he asked the chief of the eunuchs to allow him not to defile himself. And God gave Daniel favor and compassion in the sight of the chief of the eunuchs; and the chief of the eunuchs said to Daniel, "I fear lest my lord, the king, who appointed your food and your drink, should see that you were in poorer condition than the youths who are of your own age. So you would endanger my head with the king."

Then Daniel said to the steward whom the chief of the eunuchs had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah; "Test your servants for ten days; let us be given pulse to eat and water to drink. Then let our appearance and the appearance of the youths who eat the king's rich food be observed by you, and according to what you see deal with your servants."

So he hearkened to them in this matter, and tested them for ten days. At the end of ten days it was seen that they were better in appearance and fatter in flesh than all the youths who ate the king's rich food. So the steward took away their rich food and the wine they were to drink, and gave them pulse.

As for these four youths, God gave them learning and skill in all letters and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams. At the end of the time, when the king had commanded that they should be brought in, the chief of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar. And the king spoke with them and among them all none was found like Daniel, Hanaiah, Mishael, and Azariah; therefore they stood before the king.

And in every matter of wisdom and understanding concerning which the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters that were in all his kingdom.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Another piece of iconoclasm, by George Carlin -- with perhaps some truth in it...

For All the Environmentalist tree huggers

We're so self-important. So self-important. Everybody's going to save something now. "Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save those snails." And the greatest arrogance of all: save the planet. What? Are these fucking people kidding me? Save the planet, we don't even know how to take care of ourselves yet. We haven't learned how to care for one another, we're gonna save the fucking planet? ...

....Besides, there is nothing wrong with the planet. Nothing wrong with the planet. The planet is fine. The PEOPLE are fucked. Difference. Difference. The planet is fine. Compared to the people, the planet is doing great. Been here four and a half billion years. Did you ever think about the arithmetic? The planet has been here four and a half billion years. We've been here, what, a hundred thousand? Maybe two hundred thousand? And we've only been engaged in heavy industry for a little over two hundred years. Two hundred years versus four and a half billion. And we have the CONCEIT to think that somehow we're a threat? That somehow we're gonna put in jeopardy this beautiful little blue-green ball that's just a-floatin' around the sun?

The planet has been through a lot worse than us. Been through all kinds of things worse than us. Been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drift, solar flares, sun spots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles...hundreds of thousands of years of bombardment by comets and asteroids and meteors, worlwide floods, tidal waves, worldwide fires, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages...And we think some plastic bags, and some aluminum cans are going to make a difference? The planet...the planet...the planet isn't going anywhere. WE ARE!

We're going away. Pack your shit, folks. We're going away. And we won't leave much of a trace, either. Thank God for that. Maybe a little styrofoam. Maybe. A little styrofoam. The planet'll be here and we'll be long gone. Just another failed mutation. Just another closed-end biological mistake. An evolutionary cul-de-sac. The planet'll shake us off like a bad case of fleas. A surface nuisance.

You wanna know how the planet's doing? Ask those people at Pompeii, who are frozen into position from volcanic ash, how the planet's doing. You wanna know if the planet's all right, ask those people in Mexico City or Armenia or a hundred other places buried under thousands of tons of earthquake rubble, if they feel like a threat to the planet this week. Or how about those people in Kilowaia, Hawaii, who built their homes right next to an active volcano, and then wonder why they have lava in the living room.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

A bit of iconoclasm: A non-environmentalist view of things...

Capitalism is best way to save the planet
Economic View by Anatole Kaletsky

from http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,630-402384,00.html


THE Johannesburg summit on sustainable development has been widely ridiculed for emitting more hot air than a coal-fired power station. Tony Blair’s African speeches have certainly left us no wiser about his personal plan to save the world. Yet behind all the empty rhetoric, the cynical photo-opportunities and the bureaucratic self-indulgence, some enormously important issues have been opened up for discussion in the past two weeks.
In saying this, I do not mean to contribute to the hysteria about mankind’s survival and the threat posed by global warming to life on earth. Still less do I believe that “Africa is a scar on the conscience of our world and the world has a duty to heal it”, to quote Mr Blair.



Global warming may well be a serious threat to human welfare. The poverty, disease and barbarism rampant in much of Africa is certainly an indictment of the way that almost all African countries have been run in the colonial era and the post-colonial decades. But the outside world has neither the moral authority nor the will to stop Africans committing mass suicide through Aids. The true scale of climate change and its effect on mankind’s future, will be unclear for many decades, probably until most of us are dead.

Both as an economist and a human being I have always believed in focusing on the present and the immediate future, leaving the long-term to look after itself. The reason for doing this is not a contempt for future generations, but quite the contrary. Any attempt to look many decades ahead and then to inflict our flawed ideas on future generations, is an exercise in overweaning arrogance.

Moreover, the experience of the past two centuries suggests that the generations of the future will be infinitely cleverer than we are. They will devise solutions to their problems with an ingenuity that we cannot begin to imagine today. It is not just lazy and selfish to leave the solution of many long-term problems to future generations; it is rational. It is right to delay difficult decisions as long as possible in the hope that “something will turn up” and only to make painful choices at the eleventh hour.

Having laid out this sceptical credo, let me jump straight to my personal conclusions from Johannesburg. The homilies on aid, disease and sanitation will be of little value until we see dramatic political changes in the poor countries themselves. The fact is that competent and honest economic management, plus the avoidance of wars, are infinitely more important conditions for development than any conceivable inflow of external aid. But turning from the pieties on poverty to the environmental negotiations which were the summit’s real issue, Johannesburg could go down in history as one of the major events of the early 21st century, eclipsing even September 11.

Firstly, the summit has made progress on such urgent environmental issues as fish stocks, deforestation and water supplies. The damage to human welfare from overfishing, uncontrolled logging and water pollution has gone so far and has become so palpable that these problems easily pass the eleventh-hour test suggested above. Secondly, and even more importantly, the summit has brought climate change to the centre of attention. It could mark the start of a period of much more intensive government intervention and business activity on carbon emissions and energy policy, at least outside the US.

Despite my general scepticism about long-term planning, I think such action could be beneficial, not only to our children’s environmental future, but also to our own prosperity and safety and even to global economic growth. The idea that trying to control the human contribution to climate change could be an economic opportunity, and not just a sacrifice, has long been the missing element in the global warming debate. The fact is that a concerted global campaign against climate change could present opportunities of at least three kinds.

The first benefit would be scientific and technological progress, as moribund industries such as carmaking and energy extraction were given incentives to move to the cutting edge of technological progress. Government subsidies for energy research could have far more productive spin-offs than defence and space programmes. It has always struck me that car manufacturers and oil companies reveal extraordinary managerial incompetence when they oppose government regulations to reduce emissions, increase fuel economy and develop new zero-emission engines. These companies are at present stuck in commodity businesses with ever-dwindling profit margins, few competitive advantages and a dinosaur image among investors, leading to extremely low stock market valuations. They would be far better off emulating computer companies and competing in the development of new technology. Government regulations to reduce emissions would help them to limit competition, thereby increasing, rather than stunting, their profits.

The second benefit would be geopolitical stabilisation, as fundamentalist Islamic countries such as Saudi Arabia and Iran lost their grip on the world’s jugular through the oil price.

The third benefit would be greater trade integration and the possibility of a moderate redistribution of income from rich countries to poor.

To see why this might be so, consider the ambitious target for reducing carbon emmissions suggested two years ago by Britain’s Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution. Its proposal was to reduce emissions by 60 per cent by 2050, possibly through an international agreement called Contraction and Convergence, which has been much discussed in Johannesburg. This would give every country a quota for carbon emissions, based on its population and would allow countries to trade these emission rights. This would gradually reduce worldwide carbon emission and encourage the development of more efficient technologies. In the meantime, it would ensure a flow of funds from rich countries to poor ones, which, because of their lower levels of car ownership and industrialisation, would have surplus emission rights.

This Contraction and Convergence concept, illustrated in the charts above from the website of the Global Commons Institute, is only one of many market-based proposals designed to create incentives for big emissions cuts without unduly disupting global economic growth.

Yet politicians, business lobbies and anti-growth environmentalists have all, for their own reasons, emphasised the economic sacrifices required to control climate change. We hear constantly of the limits to growth implied by energy conservation and the mind-boggling trillions of dollars that will have to be sacrificed either to reduce global warming or to cope with its destruction.

Yet all these horrific figures are meaningless unless presented in context. For example, Mr Blair noted in Africa that the Kyoto protocol would only reduce greenhouse emissions by 1 per cent, whereas the British Government believes that a 60 per cent reduction is needed. Given that President Bush has put the cost of meeting the Kyoto targets at several hundred billion dollars, a price he regards as unacceptable, what hope could there possibly of making any worthwhile progress? But what Mr Blair has failed to point out in his messianic fervour, is that the ambitious 60 per cent target is only due to be achieved by 2050. The magic of compound interest could make this quite feasible without any undue economic sacrifice. According to the authoritative report published in February this year by the DTI’s inter-departmental analysts group for Britain to meet the 60 per cent target would require a reduction of 4.3 per cent a year in the intensity of carbon emissions, assuming GDP growth continued at its long-term trend rate of 2.25 per cent.

This would be only slightly higher than the historic trend of carbon intensity reduction, which has been running at 3 per cent a year since 1970. Using a slightly different methodology, the same report concludes that the cost of reducing carbon emissions by 60 per cent in 2050 and then stabilising them from that point onwards would be equivalent to between 0.2 per cent and 1.5 per cent of GDP.

Even in the absence of firm evidence on the precise scale or effects of global warming, this would be a very small price to pay for the potential benefits of reducing air pollution, not to mention the political and technological breakthroughs mentioned above.

In Johannesburg, the concept that global action on climate change could be an economically beneficial exercise, instead of an immense sacrifice began to make an appearance. This was partly because many environmental organisations started to engage in a more constructive economic dialogue with businesses and governments instead of trying to turn the global warming issue into a weapon in a global war against capitalism and modern science.

Modern science and market economics, far from being the enemy of the environment, are by far the most powerful mechanisms ever developed for achieving human objectives. If the world needs to be saved, they are by far the best tools available to mankind. It is time to put them to good use.

Monday, March 14, 2005

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Sunday, March 13, 2005

"Water the element of life", by Theodor Schwenk

Based on Rudolf Steiner's anthroposophy and their own experiments, the authors show that the earth is a living organism and that water is its sense organ, perceiving vital cosmic influences and forces and transmitting these into earthly life.

Theodor Schwenk (1910-1986) was a pioneer in water and flow research. He founded the Institute for Flow Sciences for the scientific study of water's movement and life-giving forces. As engineer Schwenk began work in the research institute at Voiths in Heidenheim. He moved to Aerodynamics before the war and was able to study the world literature on Flow Research and work with Viktor Schauberger. In 1946 he moved to Weleda in Schwaebisch Gmuend, where he could eventually set up a laboratory to study effects of constellations and potentisation on germination and plant growth. 'Grundlagen der Potenzforschung' 1954.

A well-known author and lecturer, at Weleda he contributed original insights and methods to the production of homeopathic, anthroposophic medicines. He developed "drop-pictures" for analyzing water quality and methods for healing polluted, "dead" water. Schwenk gained public recognition with the publication of Sensitive Chaos: The Creation of Flowing Forms in Water and Air.

In a way, Theodor Schwenk reminds very much of Masaru Emoto, the author of "The Hidden Messages in Water" (or vice-versa, as you want to look at it).

In 1961, he was the co-founder and Director of the the German Institute of Flow Sciences [Institut für Stroemungswissenschaften], now directed by his son Wolfram Schwenk.

In relation to fresh water that is essential to all life and accounts for only 3% of all water resources on earth, the Institute for Flow Sciences in Herrischreid, Germany has pioneered methods of visually recording the internal movement and fluid structures of fresh water. A major goal of this work is to bring forth a new understanding of the sensitivity and complexity of water and to establish new benchmarks for judging the purity of public water.

"We are concerned that the natural sources of water be cared for and appreciated by the public both for their public utility and their essential beauty," says Wolfram Schwenk, a principal researcher and one of the directors of the Institute. "Wherever Water appears, as moisture in the soil from which it runs as brooks, streams, rivers to fill up ponds, lakes, and even oceans, water becomes the life-giver, and simultaneously provides a viable environment for an endless number of microorganisms, plants and animals."

"Once water is brought into motion, it reveals a wide variety of activities. It becomes the medium for all different sorts of shape-forming processes and the place wherein there is an inexhaustible activity of renewal and recreation of forms."

"Through methods pioneered by my father, Theodor Schwenk, we have developed a systematic way of looking at the internal behavior of water and documenting its movements. The characteristics distinguishing water as a means for sustaining life become activated when water is in motion, and water’s mobility is one of its most important characteristics.

When water is mobile, it has the potential to reorganize itself. If we incorporate mobility as a factor to be included in qualitative analyses of given samples of water, then we can expand efforts beyond traditional chemical analyses to determine water’s quality and its organizational potential.

Through the Drop-Picture Method pioneered by Theodor Schwenk, we have been able to develop a scientifically reliable procedure for revealing this aspect of water. And we have been able to establish a benchmark that can be used in conjunction with other analyses to determine the relative purity of different kinds of water."

The remarkable images developed by the Institute in recent years enable people to see movements of water normally invisible to the human eye. Fresh spring water, uncontaminated by pollutants, shows an almost infinite capacity for continuous and multi-formed movement, creating an enormous variety of complex shapes.

Among the green, tree-covered hills of the southern Black Forest, German engineer Theodor Schwenk found clear spring water that could serve as an example of water’s wondrous capacity for movement - the ability of the tiniest drop of water to create infinitely varied and beautiful shapes.

As one radiating circular form follows another in the Drop-Pictures, it is clear that the internal movements of water are never linear. The images create an enhanced understanding of water and its simultaneous ability to mold its surroundings and adapt to the external forms that surround it.

The refinement of this Drop-Picture methodology is drawing many waterworks professionals to the Institute to find ways to enhance more traditional measurements of the quality of water that cities and towns are delivering to their citizens. The city of Amsterdam is one beneficiary of the Institute’s investigations. In using the Drop-Picture Method alongside other analyses to develop new parameters for public water quality, Amsterdam was able to improve the quality of its public water and Amsterdam citizens are said to have among the best potable water in Europe today.

The Institute is also studying how water’s capacity for movement can affect water’s capacity for self-purification after being contaminated with pollutants. In the mid 1990’s, the Institute participated in a study of the Mettma, a small Black Forest stream contaminated upstream by brewery and domestic wastewater. The contents of the water and organic life were analyzed over an eight-kilometer stretch of the water downstream from the point of wastewater discharge.

Taking water samples at various distances from the source of pollution and putting these samples through the drop-picture process, a remarkable documentation was developed. It shows the relationship between water quality and the differentiation of organic life in polluted and less polluted water. The images show a clear correlation between the point where the stream water was able to regain its pre-pollution condition and the development of more sophisticated life forms.

"Our concern at the Institute is to help people ‘see’ water in a new way," says Schwenk, "To appreciate its complexity and capacity to generate and serve life."

FotoFest 2004 presented a special exhibition of images of the hidden movements of water and the Institute’s development of the Drop-Picture Methodology. The exhibition will also show how sensitive water is to external materials, even the smallest amount of pollutant material. It will include the visual study of the Mettma stream.

The philosophy and work of the Institute has also inspired the work of German artist and urban designer Herbert Dreiseitl’s whose use of water in urban environments are attracting attention of cities throughout the world and top architects such as Sir Norman Foster and Renzo Piano.



"Long before the advent and popularity of the chaos theory, Theodor Schwenk had understood the relations between chaos, the emergence of form, and the sensitive dependence of initial conditions that characterize the chaotic state in nature and in theory. His important work has never been surpassed." Ralph Abraham, University of California Professor of Mathematics and author of "Chaos, Gaia, Eros: A Chaos Pioneer Uncovers the Three Great Streams of History"

"From space, the Earth is seen as a water planet; less than thirty percent is land. Our sister planets Mars and Venus were made of the same stuff when they started, but are now drier than any conceivable desert on Earth. We know that without water there can be no life, but also it is true that without life, there can be no water. In Sensitive Chaos, Theodor Schwenk teaches us about this wonderful connection between water and life. So movingly and well told is his tale that you will not want to put the book down until the end." James Lovelock, scientist and author of "Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth".

Water is more than a mere flow of energy or a useful means of transport. Why does water in streams and rivers always take a winding course? Do common principles and rhythms guide the movement of water, whether in the sea or in a plant or in the blood of a human being?

More than ever before, today we need "water consciousness" and we can begin with this essential and classic book on water as the universal bearer of living, formative processes. Beginning with simple flowing phenomena of water and air, Schwenk gradually builds up, with the help of marvelous photographs and drawings, the "letters" of an alphabet that will allow us to "read" the living meaning of water.

Schwenk's books gradually brought in the formative processes to light, and we come to see the creative word in the universe. This is an important work for a deeper understanding of a fundamental element of life.

These books are lavishly illustrated. Here is an Amazon link for it:

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Another Quote...

Another Quote...

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” (My First Summer in the Sierra, quoted in The American Wilderness in the Words of John Muir [Waukesha, Wisconsin: Country Beautiful, 1973], p. 60.)

Friday, March 11, 2005

An unlikely duo uniting to save the planet...

Here is an old article of interest....
April 21, 1996

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A seemingly unlikely alliance of religious and scientific groups has been formed for a common cause -- to protect the environment.

They are the odd couple at a growing number of save-the- planet meetings.

"They don't have to agree on how and why the Earth was created in order to work together to cherish and protect it," said Paul Gorman of the National Religious Partnership on the Environment.


The Union of Concerned Scientists put together a videotape to encourage joint efforts with religion. The tape includes the biblical account that God created the Earth.


To demonstrate even further the ties between nature and religion, the videotape shows the blessing of an elephant and a procession of animals at a New York church.

"The common ground between science and religion is that this is a moral enterprise...caring for the earth," said Rev. Drew Christiansen of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.

At a Catholic high school in Bladensburg, Maryland, science teachers are using the connection between religion and nature in the curriculum.

Students are learning about their environment by caring for a nearby nature trail.


"It has to be both of them... the drive and the energy and the passion of religion, as well as the scientific aspects and the knowledge of science," said Sister Mary Jo Stein of St. Elizabeth's Seton Catholic High School.

For the class, religion and the environment go hand in hand.

"I feel like God gave us this gift, so it's our job to protect it," said Dione Washington, a student. (65K AIFF sound or 65K WAV sound)

But there is a limit on how far religion and science can agree.

"I don't think we're going to resolve all disagreements overnight," said Rabbi Ismar Schorsch of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

"But even the silly notion that creationism is equivalent to scientific theory has a kernel of value and that is that creationism does stress the ultimate unity of all existence," Schorsch said.

While it is too soon to tell whether science and religion can work together, many in both groups share a common belief that the environment is threatened and people of all kinds must try to save it.

From Correspondent Anthony Collings

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Save The Planet, the song...

We found the following, which could be of interest to some reader:

This gentleman wrote a song called "Save The Planet". he need a signed artist to record it for a label. He hopes it can help improve global management and usher in world peace.

SAVE THE PLANET

We're floating on a grain of sand in the vastness of space
If future generations are going to inherit this place
We've got to Save The Planet
Do something while there's still time
Save The Planet
This earth is yours and mine

The tropical rainforest is disappearing more everyday
We'll never replace it, we'd better not burn it away
Save The Planet
The wonders of nature are free
Save The Planet
Have you ever planted a tree?

If the skies are blue
And the oceans too
Isn't this a better home for me and you?
If the air is clean
And the land is green
Wouldn't you like to be part of this lovely scene?

I'm thinking of the animals that once roamed the African plain
Their numbers have dwindled, and pretty soon none will remain
Save The Planet
Do something while there's still time
Save The Planet
This earth is yours and mine

Save The Planet
The wonders of nature are free
Save The Planet
Have you ever planted a tree?

Save The Planet
Save The Planet
Save The Planet
Save The Planet

(C) 2005 J.C. ASCAP

If you are interested, ask for his email.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

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Monday, March 07, 2005

According to energy expert, the global warming we are experiencing is entirely unnecessary -- if we would pursue long available alternatives!

According to energy expert, the global warming we are experiencing is entirely unnecessary -- if we would but just pursue alternatives that have been available for so long.

Tom Valone Reviews a Myriad of Alternative Energy Technologies




Report on his lecture at the New Energy Movement Conference, Sept. 25, Portland, Oregon, USA. by T. Cullen and Susan M. Carter -- Pure Energy Systems News

Tom Valone, President of Integrity Research Institute (IRI), speaking at the New Energy Movement conference was a powerhouse of knowledge and facts and gave a thorough overview of where we are currently at with energy needs and where we could go in the future to meet those needs.

His first blockbuster fact caught the audience’s attention immediately; 85% of energy today comes from the combustion of dead fossils, forcing the world’s atmosphere to overheat. We are likely seeing the results of global warming in our weather such as the four hurricanes in Florida.

Valone commented that Hubbard’s Peak – the peak of oil production – is right on the projected mark for the US. Most alarming is that the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is at three hundred parts per million (ppm), the highest it has been in 400,000 years and may reach six hundred ppm by 2050.

Further evidence of global warming are the liquid lakes at the North Pole. The ice cap is rapidly disappearing, which effects the reflected solar radiation, causing other global weather changes. Valone warned ominously that a sixth to eighty percent reduction in carbon emissions is required to stop global warming.

The most frustrating fact of all, he stated, was that two thirds of all the electricity produced in the US is wasted.

IRI is researching the following energy solutions:
• atmospheric electricity
• nuclear
• quantum vacuum zero point
• space propulsion energy
• magnetic motors

Atmospheric Electricity

Ben Franklin almost had it clear back in the 1700’s. Electrostatic motors have been known about since the beginning of this country. One motor has been operating for eighty-six years and counting. Reference was made to the American Journal of Physics, 1971, pg. 778, regarding the 200 Gigawatt potential in the atmosphere.

The most promising technology has been known about nearly one hundred years: Tesla’s Wardencliff tower and scalar waves. Valone has researchers that have analyzed every part and verified each component of Tesla’s system to broadcast power worldwide. IRI is currently working to rebuild a Wardencliff tower.

Nuclear

Nuclear power is about more than just nuclear power plants. Valone told the NEM audience about nuclear batteries and the work by Betavoltaics and Nuclear Solutions. He mentioned Paul Brown’s patents for extracting energy safely from radioactive materials without nuclear power plants.

A very promising development in the works is the photo-remediation of nuclear waste, and a method of using iodine to produce power. The studies in this field are showing one Megawatt in produces twenty Megawatts out.

Proton – Boron fusion was mentioned, where the reaction between a proton and Boron produces Helium with no radioactivity. Dense plasma is focused in a unique device which produces the 1 billion degrees necessary to make Hydrogen and Boron fuse together into Helium without high energy neutrons being released. A garage-sized fusion reactor would produce energy ten times better than the Tokamak Reactor currently does. (See www.focusfusion.org for more information).

Quantum Vacuum Zero Point

Valone next spoke about the controversial quantum vacuum and zero point energy, pointing out that zero-point energy is NOT conserved. The energy density of zero-point energy is debatable.

Many areas in this field are being studied: the Casimer Force, electron-positron production, electron charge cluster technology, toroidal fields, solid state diodes, and other devices. Electron charge clusters are showing nine times over unity. Electric Arc Discharge Accelerators also have more potential energy out than electrical energy in. We may someday rectify thermo-electric noise with diode circuits

On the positive side of this debate, over unity (and its synonyms) are being mentioned in mainstream literature. Dr. Peter Graneau is getting 150% efficiency outputs and has been published in peer reviewed journals. Pinto actually mentioned “free energy” in his abstract published in Physical Review Rev. B, 60 21, 1999 p. 4457. He uses micro lasers and nanotechnology to get huge improvements in the Casimer force (one Kilowatt per meter squared). Valone further mentioned that Feigle was the first physicist to use ZPE to satisfy energy conservation.

Space Propulsion Energy

Quantumfields.com discusses a hydrodynamic model of vehicle interactions with zero-point energy as it loses its drag at 0 degrees Kelvin. Valone described the works of Paul H. Hill on inertial control, and how the apparent 90 degree right hand turns by UFOs can be explained with knowledge of zero-point energy and inertia. A discussion on space propulsion energy would not be complete without discussing the gravity work of T.T. Brown and John Searl.

Valone briefly mentioned his own past work on homopolar generators, and the current work by Roshin and Godin. He reminded the group that homopolar generators produce a seven degree drop in temperature in the area around the generator.

Magnetic Motors

Valone is currently most interested in a magnetic motor design by South African, Mike Brady. Because he could not find any patent information, he said he supposed the design is public domain. (See freeenergynews.com for more information about Mike Brady). Valone hopes to have his replication of this motor done within a month.

Other magnetic motor designs were covered such as the Hartman Patent #4,215,330, a Spiral Magnetic Motor and a flywheel vehicle power project. He referred to the June 1979 issue of Popular Science and the March 2004 issue of Aviation Week magazines.

Conclusion

Tom Valone, true to his reputation, packed his time with innovative developments in the energy field. He made the point well that there is no reason to depend so heavily on fossil fuels; from Franklin to Tesla we have had all the technology we need. With new inventions there are even fewer excuses. The travesty is the global warming we are now experiencing, because of fossil fuels, has been unnecessary.

Friday, March 04, 2005

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Thursday, March 03, 2005

News of another miracle plant: UNHYBRIDIZED WILD JUNGLE PEANUTS!

Another miracle plant: UNHYBRIDIZED WILD JUNGLE PEANUTS!

Here is a piece of information we want to share with you:

We found the world's original ancient toxin-free peanut. WILD JUNGLE PEANUTS!The Rainforest is crazy. We couldn't believe the story about where these peanuts come from. But we promise that it's 100% true.One of our close associates works in Ecuador, sourcing and importing some really awesome raw food items for us. Recently, a friend of his invited him to visit a native local group of indigenous people. They are called the Shuar Indians.The only reason our associate even had the chance to go to their village was because his friend did something totally crazy. He participated in a sacred Shuar ritual. Since so few people are this bold - he earned their respect.Still, our associate was a little scared about the trip. The Shuars are known for their aggression. Especially toward outsiders. In fact, they are consistently battling other local tribes for control of the land.After much convincing, our friend finally decided to visit their village. When he got there, he was introduced to many of the elders, shamans (medicine men) and other villagers. He also found out that they were quite nice people, with rich traditions. Plus, they had an amazing understanding of nature.As he was getting ready to leave, some of the villagers brought him a basket with something TRULY AMAZING.HE COULDN'T BELIEVE HIS EYES.What he saw in the basket were some the most beautiful nuts he'd ever seen in his life. He didn't even know that they were peanuts at the time. They had perfectly golden-brown skin with smooth reddish stripes. Even their shape was beautiful.

AND THEN HE TASTED THEM!His first bite of these raw, wild jungle peanuts was mind-blowing. It wasn't easy for him to describe. They seemed to have a rich, "heirloom" peanut flavor and aroma. The texture was smooth and buttery - they nearly melted in his mouth. They may have been the best food he'd ever tasted."How much of these do you actually have?!" he asked. They really didn't know, but the peanuts seemed to be growing in lots of places. "Would you like to sell them? If so, I'll take 1,000 lbs. right away!" They were a little surprised, but they pooled their resources managed to harvest them, wash them and dry them in the sun. And they were happy to place their "pride and joy" in good hands.

BUT WHAT ABOUT AFLATOXIN? Our associate knew he wasn't in the clear just yet. Virtually all peanuts are known to have a mold on them called aflatoxin. So before he finalized the purchase, he sent some samples up to be tested with a company called, J. Leek & Associates. J. Leek is the top independent allergen testing facility in the United States - they work with and test for the USDA, as well as large companies like Jiffy Peanut Butter. They make sure peanut companies stay within safe ranges of aflatoxin.

NEARLY EVERYONE WAS SHOCKED BY THE RESULTS! Honestly, we all expected some amount of aflatoxin. But when the Lab Analyst from J. Leek called, he was perplexed. "Are you sure these are peanuts?" he asked. He had never seen anything like this. In four different samples, not a single one had even one part per billion of aflatoxin! That's unheard of! Even the very cleanest US peanuts have at least some aflatoxin present.When David, the guy telling this story heard the news, however, he wasn't surprised. In his books he mentions that one of the biggest problems with hybrid foods is their tendency to mold so easily (commercial peanuts are INCREDIBLY HYBRIDIZED). This peanut, on the other hand, is the ORIGINAL ANCIENT PEANUT.

It is the same peanut that existed thousands of years ago, in its most pure form. So it's not surprising that it's aflatoxin free.Further testing revealed some wonderful features of this peanut:*It contains over 40% of the beautifying oleic acid. This makes it truly "heart healthy."*It contains a whopping 26% protein! That's more than hemp or flax seeds. *It also has all 8 essential amino acids, plus some like methionine that are difficult to find in other foods.*It has the Arachidonic acid, a fatty acid typically only found in meat products.But this is just the nutrition - it's even more fun discovering what you can do with them. For example:*You could make (finally!) truly raw and totally toxin-free peanut butter and jelly! Don't you miss those days? Simply process the peanuts in your blender, juicer or food processor and put them on a raw Essene type bread or flax cracker. Then add your own homemade fresh fruit jelly (dried figs work great!) and you've got that familiar flavor you grew up with - only now it's 100 times healthier!*You can mix them with Cacao to make the best raw candies and treats ever! *You can add them to sauces, dressings, smoothies and more for an exotic, nutty flavor!*Best of all, these wild jungle peanuts are incredibly stable and taste wonderful straight out of the bag. You'll actually find it's hard to put them down.

However - THERE'S A CATCH...

One thing we didn't mention about the Shuar Indians is that their land is in jeopardy, due to the oil potential on it.Their group of approximately 4,300 Shuar people has title to roughly two million acres of primary forest. The Shuar are one of an increasing number of Amazonian indigenous groups who are organizing against oil exploration activities.

The Shuar have demanded that no oil development occur on their land, although ARCO has the exploration rights to two areas in their territory that encompass 2.5 million acres. The Shuar are putting pressure on ARCO and the Ecuadorian government to recognize their rights.But it's hard for a small group to go up against such large and monstrous companies. And this unfortunately means we don't know how long we'll be able to get these wonderful wild jungle peanuts!But the good thing is that if you buy them today, you help the Shuar to fight back. Every little bit helps, and each purchase contributes to the Shuar's sustainability. Also, the more their foods are recognized and appreciated by the US market, the more help and support they'll get from the Ecuador government, as well as non-profit groups.


We are not encouraging you to buy these peanuts right now, except as seeds to grow your own. First, they are so expensive (as a food), that only millionaires can afford them, second, the little of it there is should be reserved to raw foods people, and at that, only those rich enough to pay 20 times the going rate for US grown commercial nuts. But we are looking at how their sustainable cultivation could be organized, and destruction of the rainforest in the name of oil can be halted, providing these people with the means to resist their alien invaders. If you are interested in these issues, please contact us, and if you want to get a packet of seeds to grow some for your own consumption, we can arrange for you to get one for $19.77, shipping and handling included.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Going Bananas!

Going Bananas!
By Marty Smith

Bananas are called the "world's most perfect food" in a television commercial and that holds true for the garden as well. The primary reason for giving bananas such a distinction for the garden is the very high potassium content, even in the banana skins. The banana fruit itself is normally eaten but if a couple of bananas in the bunch get too ripe to eat, that squishy, brown fruit is potassium "gold" for the garden. [Of course, this is nothing compared to the potassium content of Moringa leaves, which contain over two times more potassium than bananas, in addition to Nitrogen and Phosphorus making them a natural NPK fertilizer, but dried Moringa leaves are so precious that they sell for $40 to $50 a pound, so bananas is your best practical choice... See our post about Moringa in the "Miracle Plants" list at http://gaiathelivingplanet.blogspot.com/2005/02/wonderful-opportunity-to-showcase.html ]

More such treasure can be found in the produce department of the grocery store. No, I'm not suggesting you buy bananas at regular or even sale prices but most larger grocery stores deeply discount produce that is overly ripe, including bananas. Even bananas that are completely brown inside and out that would not be eaten are still excellent potassium fertilizer for your garden, flowerbed or container plants. I have found overly ripe bananas on the clearance rack for as little as 5 cents a pound, which is significantly cheaper than any off the shelf potassium fertilizer.

Using the bananas, fruit or peels, in the garden is easy. Personally, if I have only one peel from a banana just eaten, I simply toss the peel under the leaves of dahlias growing outside the kitchen door. The peels blacken and crumble on their own within a couple of days so they don't create an insect problem. A technique presented on a television show quite a while back involved drying the peels in the oven, set to about 180-200 degrees, any higher will destroy nutrients. In practice, the drying takes 20-30 minutes for a full cookie sheet of peels. I personally like the fragrance wafting through the house but beware, the banana peels will burn if left too long or the temperature is too high, so keep an eye on them. The peels are done and ready for the garden when they are black and still retain just a bit of moisture but crumble easily with fingers. The crumbled peels are then worked gently into the soil around the plants in your flowerbed, garden or containers. When I have a large amount of peels or overly ripe, whole bananas from the grocery, I use a blender or food processor to prepare bananas for use in the garden. Just chop up the bananas, peel and all, into one-inch chunks and liquefy small batches in a blender, adding a small amount of water if needed. When you have a pitcher full of the fragrant goo, it’s time to go out to the garden. Pouring the goo on the surface of the soil will create a smelly mess and attract unwanted insects so grab a hand trowel or cultivator. I normally use this method prior to any planting so a 3-4 inch deep trench is dug where a row of seeds will be planted and the goo is poured the length of the trench then covered over with soil. Wait a couple of days for the goo to soak in and the soil organisms to begin working before planting in that row.

Bananas are not the only produce to look for on the clearance rack, just about any vegetable or fruit will provide your compost bin or garden with valuable nutrients. Summer is the time for corn, especially in Indiana, and the ears are often shucked by the customer right there in the store so the store provides a container for the husks. Don't just walk into the store and grab the bag of husks out of the trashcan, ask a produce department employee or manager first. I've never been refused but expect them to watch or check the first couple of times that you haven't tossed a couple ears of corn into the bag. Once you have permission, don't expect the employee to do the work, take it upon yourself to pull the bag, clean up any husks on the floor and put a new bag into the container so that the favor you are asking becomes a favor to them. Other produce is often cleaned in store, such as cabbage and lettuce, before being put out for customers and those trimmings can sometime be recovered if you have developed a good relationship with the produce department manager. Another beneficial aspect of clearance produce can be as a source for seeds. Melons and squash, especially unusual varieties, often end up on the clearance rack so the seeds are easily harvested before the remainder is eaten or composted. If the grocery store you patronize is large enough to have a delicatessen department that prepares fresh fruit salad and such, ask the manager if the fruit scraps and peels can be saved for you in a sealed container that would normally be disposed of anyway. Such favors require building a relationship as a customer and you must be diligent about picking up the container perhaps even daily but the additional organic material for your compost bin or direct use is a precious commodity worth a little bit of effort.

Copyright © 2003, Marty Smith

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

More Quotes

Here is a quite interesting one... almost word for word what we said two weeks ago:

"The Earth is a living organism. That's what the Gaia Hypothesis is all about. Imagine the cells of your body as living individual organisms. In a way, they are much like any other single celled organism except they work symbiotically to support the colony, your body. If a few are damaged then the colony may survive. But if a large portion of it is destroyed, as in a cancer, then the whole colony (you) could die. This colony is an organism, you, your whole body. Now imagine the Earth as the same thing. An organism that evolved naturally, not to support life, but to be life. We are all (all animals, plants, minerals) part of that organism called Earth and the cancer is often us. But we can also be the immune system if we take care of the Earth. The Earth, the Mother, our host organism, the one we call Gaia.

We must wake up and work to save Gaia or be destroyed ourselves. Over population, abuse of resources, and pollution will kill us all if we don't do something about it. It's not necessarily for Gaia's sake but for ours. Gaia is stronger than us. Gaia will destroy the cancer through diseases (HIV, Ebola, etc.) or the cancer will eat itself (loss of ozone, depletion of oxygen sources, over population, nuclear war, etc.). Gaia will grow again as we go the way of the dinosaurs. So we either take care of Gaia, or Gaia will take care of us! "

The website it comes from is here:
http://www.ediblebrain.com/gaia/