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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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I'm confident folks will find this information compelling, graphic artist Neal Adams has produced some short videos illustrating that most, if not all of the planets in our solar system are growing constantly with several million tons of solar matter falling upon each planet and their satellites, adding material, along with the gravitational pulls upon each other for stretching them continuously. 

Earth is an expanding planet.  

Neal's video narratives and other informative links are below. 

In addition to all these documents, animated videos below, you may be interested in the movie "The Day After Tomorrow", a fictional story derived from a nonfiction book titled The Coming Global Superstorm, written by Art Bell & Whitley Strieber.  
This has info about past ice ages in PDF

And more documents can be found here:

National Geographic offers this video file to illustrate the probable trigger for our pole shift:
(Illustrates intense solar wind storm that can and may cause Earth's poles to shift, the 'killshot')

Linda Moulton Howe's Earth Files website 
Search using terms such as [global warming] and [ice age]  

The most common element on Earth, by a huge margin, is "iron", diatomic [two-atom sets], with each of the two atoms in a ferrous molecule being charged either positive or negative complementively.  Iron pervades Earth's crust and throughout Earth's mantle.  If Earth's magnetic poles shift, then what of all these jillions of iron molecules, in the crust and mantle,  which have laid in their respective magnetic alignments for several thousand years to match the relatively constant placement of Earth's magnetic poles?  

Most everyone will realize such a global magnetic shift will put Earth into massive convulsions, perhaps for centuries to come.  The magnetic poles have shifted a few times since the assumed period of the dinosaurs, a time in which the Andes Mountains and the Rocky Mountains did not exist [see video below for how mountains are formed].  What might we do about our survivability, infrastructure, commerce, food, peace of mind, safety, social conventions and ethics in establishing a brave new world after this crimson dawn in human evolution?  Fundamental principles, relatively universal principles are at the core of this website and its theme of PROUT, the Progressive Utilization Theory.

Neal Adams' Animations

Illustrations and video animations, most from NASA films, demonstrating planetary expansion/enlargement as an ongoing process in our solar system, from master illustrator, Neal Adams, with audio.  

Planetary Expansion Videos 

Illustrating planetary expansion of Earth  

Growing Earth -- Earth Grows, and Implicit Disproving of Pangea theory  

Europa Video from NASA:  Neal demonstrates Europa is "growing"

Earth's Moon -- An Expanding Planet

More evidence illustrating that Mars has been and continues to "grow"

Shows in a small section of Mars, how current state is from planetary expansion, not from erosion by water, air or meteorite  

Shows Earth's expansion, focusing on how the Great Lakes region and the St Lawrence river in North America were created. 

Clears up misconception of how India and the Himalayas were created, and other implicit disproving of Pangea theory.  

Illustrates, through NASA video, how Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter, has been expanding  

More illustration of Earth's expansion, featuring video from Heinz Haber, 1965, propounder of the "Expanding Earth" theory, proclaiming that Earth was about half the size it is today a few hundred million years ago: ideas suppressed by many contemporaries.  

Earth's Estimated Growth Chart  

How Mountains Form  

Extract of Geologist Dr James Maxlow of his research into our expanding Earth, refuting the popularly held theory of plate tectonics.  

Crustal Age Map of Earth with Hidden Subduction Zones  

Globe Illustrations:  

North Pole Backwards In Evolution

Global Warming?  Coming Ice Age?  Earth Changes?  Yikes!  
It includes, though is not limited to more precipitation from the current  warming redistributing water, including new accumulation in cold areas, something coming in time.  Another is that the water currents that keep  temperate climates in what should be cold areas, such as the way the Gulf  Stream keeps ports open in northern Europe, such as in Britain and St Petersberg, will redirect and consequently freeze over, affecting commerce  and causing migrations to move southward. 

There's evidence of GIGANTIC cooling winds, as illustrated in the movie "The  Day After Tomorrow", a fictional story derived from a nonfiction book titled The Coming Global Superstorm, a book written by Art Bell & Whitley Strieber.  Woolly mammoths have been found in Siberia and Alaska that had  been eating buttercup plants, plants that grow in warm climates, were frozen  in motion as if running.  How does such a huge animal in a warm climate "freeze" in motion?  Just such a superstorm is exactly what happened, has happened many  times and will happen in the future, perhaps even in our lifetime,  considering what Baba has implicated to us.

The bulk of the current warming is coming from "within" the planet, particularly under the oceans, which warms the ocean water, causing  increased precipitation.  The sun has been going through humongous upheavals in recent years that have shattered known precedents and rhythmic patterns determine from geologists' research.  There's evidence that the vitality  distributed by the sun as energy becomes mass as it integrates with the  planets, thus as to whether the planet will shrink or expand, it appears the expansion evidence by our planet is due to this feeding from the sun.  We  can anticipate that further upheavals from the sun may also blow so hard  that this is what will shift the magnetic field, which is at its weakest now since geologists have been researching it throughout Earth's history.  

Convulsing Sun may portend extraordinary changes in our planet, very likely within your lifetime.

While this solar shower remains constant, during the life of our sun, on occassion, perhaps many thousands of years apart, extraordinary flares emanate from the sun, some so strong that they affect the magnetic fields of several or all planets in our solar system, flipping the polarity which will last another several thousand years until some similar event occurs, or perhaps a massive object transits through or near our solar system, it's own mass and/or magnetic resonance affecting planets in our solar system.  This video below illustrates what may happen in such events, indeed, what may happen within the next few years

You may want to expedite your viewing by forwarding the time to 5:00 minutes into the video. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Meet “Beware” – New Police Tool Data Mines Your Life

"We've determined you are a threat to our plans"
In PROUT's concept of both cosmology and human life within it, liberty is an essentiality as diversity is the nature of the Universe and humanity alone, on Earth, has within its grasp the faculties to pursue infinity, while rationality also plays an essential role in the exercise of liberty -- it being anti-rational, for example, for some persons or enterprises to accumulate so much excess wealth -- in any arena of life -- that others suffer, while perpetrators of such values and actions offer the anti-rationalism that it's the sufferer's fault rather than the predator's.  

Contemporarily, Monsanto is an excellent example, winning every case concerning wind-blown seeds onto other's land, or disease sufferers, often reaching their demise, due to Monsanto's patented chemicals denaturing people's health as well as that of insects, while those same sufferers continue losing suits for suffering the consequences of Monsanto's inventions -- an enterprise operating as a malignant carcinoma on the body of humanity, as well as within the bodies of humans, for no other reason than the unbridled parasitics of insatiable accumulation of wealth, at the expense of human life.  

At the consecutive edge of societal surveillance and threat levels as perceived by a "source" -- precedent to predicting future events and pre-arresting people for crimes they have not committed -- a new software used by police to assess contrarian values or presumed "threat" levels for persons or addresses, a software purveyed by Intrado called "Beware" is being sold to police departments and other 'security' enterprises.  

The next time you call the police for help, they may very well consider "you" the enemy based upon Beware's algorithms.  Read more below.  

Guest article

As officers respond to calls, Beware automatically runs the address. The searches return the names of residents and scans them against a range of publicly available data to generate a color-coded threat level for each person or address: green, yellow or red.
Exactly how Beware calculates threat scores is something that its maker, Intrado, considers a trade secret, so it is unclear how much weight is given to a misdemeanor, felony or threatening comment on Facebook. However, the program flags issues and provides a report to the user.  
When it comes to life on planet earth in 2016, it increasingly feels as if we are all livestock constantly being monitored, prodded and surveyed by the oligarchy and its minions. The latest example revolves around a software program for police called Beware, developed by Intrado, which consists of a secret algorithm that determines an individual’s threat levels based on a multitude of unknown factors.  

Does it work? Does it violate civil liberties? Is there any public debate? These questions and more are addressed in a recent Washington Postarticle. Here are a few excerpts:

 While officers raced to a recent 911 call about a man threatening his ex-girlfriend, a police operator in headquarters consulted software that scored the suspect’s potential for violence the way a bank might run a credit report.
"To Serve and Protect"  HA!
The program scoured billions of data points, including arrest reports, property records, commercial databases, deep Web searches and the man’s social- media postings. It calculated his threat level as the highest of three color-coded scores: a bright red warning.
As a national debate has played out over mass surveillance by the National Security Agency, a new generation of technology such as theBeware software being used in Fresno has given local law enforcement officers unprecedented power to peer into the lives of citizens.  
In many instances, people have been unaware that the police around them are sweeping up information, and that has spawned controversy. Planes outfitted with cameras filmed protests and unrest in Baltimore and Ferguson, Mo. For years, dozens of departments used devices that can hoover up all cellphone data in an area without search warrants. Authorities in Oregon are facing a federal probe after using social media-monitoring software to keep tabs on Black Lives Matter hashtags.
But perhaps the most controversial and revealing technology is the threat-scoring software Beware. Fresno is one of the first departments in the nation to test the program.
"Data proves you have differing opinions to the State."
As officers respond to calls, Beware automatically runs the address. The searches return the names of residents and scans them against a range of publicly available data to generate a color-coded threat level for each person or address: green, yellow or red.
Exactly how Beware calculates threat scores is something that its maker, Intrado, considers a trade secret, so it is unclear how much weight is given to a misdemeanor, felony or threatening comment on Facebook. However, the program flags issues and provides a report to the user.
Nabarro said the fact that only Intrado — not the police or the public — knows how Beware tallies its scores is disconcerting. He also worries that the system might mistakenly increase someone’s threat level by misinterpreting innocuous activity on social media, like criticizing the police, and trigger a heavier response by officers.  
“It’s a very unrefined, gross technique,” Nabarro said of Beware’s color-coded levels. “A police call is something that can be very dangerous for a citizen.”
The Fresno City Council called a hearing on Beware in November after constituents raised concerns. Once council member referred to a local media report saying that a woman’s threat level was elevated because she was tweeting about a card game titled “Rage,” which could be a keyword in Beware’s assessment of social media.
Councilman Clinton J. Olivier, a libertarian-leaning Republican, said Beware was like something out of a dystopian science fiction novel and asked Dyer a simple question: “Could you run my threat level now?”
Burgeoning expanse of annular surveillance
Dyer agreed. The scan returned Olivier as a green, but his home came back as a yellow, possibly because of someone who previously lived at his address, a police official said.
“Even though it’s not me that’s the yellow guy, your officers are going to treat whoever comes out of that house in his boxer shorts as the yellow guy,” Olivier said. “That may not be fair to me.”  
The number of local police departments that employ some type of technological surveillance increased from 20 percent in 1997 to more than 90 percent in 2013, according to the latest information from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The most common forms of surveillance are cameras and automated license plate readers, but the use of handheld biometric scanners, social media monitoring software, devices that collect cellphone data and drones is increasing.  
The surveillance creates vast amounts of data, which is increasingly pooled in local, regional and national databases. The largest such project is the FBI’s $1 billion Next Generation Identification project, which is creating a trove of fingerprints, iris scans, data from facial recognition software and other sources that aid local departments in identifying suspects.
This FBI project is something I’ve written about previously. See the 2014 post: The FBI Unveils its Controversial Facial Recognition Database with 52 Million Photos to be Stored.
This is not what freedom looks like.
This article originally appeared here.

Political Democracy can and will be fortuitous
when Economic Democracy is established.  

Explore this and other articles covering alternative economics, ethical leadership, economic democracy, and a society without the weal and woe of social and economic vicissitudes HERE  
How does PROUT compare or contrast with capitalism or communism?  Explore the answers HERE

What are essential ingredients assuring progressive sustainability bereft of the vicissitudes of economic or political predation, privation or disparity?  Learn more HERE  

Thursday, September 8, 2016

A Brief Introduction to PROUT, Progressive Utilization

During the 20th Century, Marxism and capitalism were the contending economic theories and the world was almost engulfed by a Third World War due to the struggles between them.   

Yet, the collapse of the Soviet Union and the other communist bloc governments laid the way for the triumph of capitalism.  Today, however, half of the world’s population lives on two dollars a day or less, and the developed countries are in an economic recession reminiscent of the Great Depression of the 1930s.  Once again, people are asking, “Is there an alternative to capitalism?”

In 1959, Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar, an Indian philosopher and historian, answered this question when he presented the Progressive Utilization Theory (known by the acronym, PROUT).  PROUT is an economic theory addressing the defects of both capitalism and Marxism, offering the promise of a new economic order in which the world’s resources are distributed in an equitable and rational manner, anchored in homeostasis of society en whole.
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We can understand PROUT by looking at six essential features of this new progressively designed socio-economic system:

1. Spirituality:  Both capitalism and Marxism are materialist philosophies with a worldview that gives little (in the case of capitalism) or no importance to spirituality.  PROUT, on the other hand, is founded on a spiritual outlook -- of the Universe as a singularity and all life as a diversity of its experiential expression.  According to Sarkar, the material world is but an expression of consciousness and humans are stewards rather than ultimate owners of any physical wealth.  The goal of society is to provide a base from which humans can expand their full mental, physical and spiritual possibilities.  This spiritual basis of PROUT has important implications for the management of physical resources, for the development of human resources and for the establishment of proper governance.

Adopting such an inclusive worldview envisioned by Sarkar, our relationship with the environment will change.  Similarly, when we regard other beings as manifestations of that one Consciousness, our relationships with each other will change. When such a transpersonal worldview permeates our whole society, we will derive the kind of service-minded and selfless government that is currently lacking in the world today.

2. A “Floor and a Ceiling”:  Welfare economists have always emphasized that the minimum necessities of life should be provided for everyone in a properly structured society.  Efforts to make a minimum wage or to provide various kinds of welfare systems to help impoverished people are all part of such concerns.

P R Sarkar agreed with some aspects of welfare economics, stating that the minimum necessities of life should be guaranteed to all members of society.  However, he recognised that if society would just give people a check at the end of the month, with their required income, then this would only encourage laziness.  According to Sarkar, the best arrangement is that society should provide people with the purchasing power to procure the minimum necessities of life in exchange for their labor.  Full employment providing everyone with the proper amount of purchasing power thus provides the “floor” of the economic system.  No one should be allowed to “live in the basement”.

Where PROUT breaks new ground is in its attention to the “ceiling” of the economic system.  The poverty of many is tied to the affluence and over-accumulation of a few, and if we really want to bring about a harmonious society we need to think about putting limits on the amount of physical wealth a person can accumulate.  

In the first principle of PROUT, it is stated that “no individual should be allowed to accumulate any physical wealth without the clear permission and approval of the collective body of society”.
The splattering of Reaganomics "for the people"

This concept is sure to evoke howls of protest from the super-rich, the very rich and even middle class people aspiring to wealth.  The classic argument of wealthy people is that by their effort, wealth is created and this wealth will trickle down to the rest of society. Apologists of laissez faire capitalism have been very successful in convincing people that this is the truth, but the starving, sick and homeless people of the world have been waiting for a long time for the wealth to trickle down, and it does not seem to be happening.

Sooner or later, we will come to our senses and realize that the over-accumulation of wealth in the hands of a few is not in the best of interest of society as a whole and this principle of PROUT, curbing excessive accumulation, will surely be put into practice around the world.

3. Economic Democracy:  In the past century, a great deal was said about making the “world safe for democracy”.  But, the “democracy” that was talked about was political democracy.  In many of the impoverished countries of the world, the same ones where people struggle with $2.00 per day, the people have the right to vote but they do not have any say in their economic life.  Similarly, even in developed countries a person can vote to decide who will be the next president, but he or she usually has no vote in deciding economic matters that are very close to home, such as keeping a job.

According to PROUT theory, society should be organised in a manner that will empower as many people as possible.  One of the best ways to do this is reorganize the ownership and operation of economic enterprises.  Under capitalism, the primary business form is the corporation.  The owners of the shares of a corporation have all the votes and decide how the enterprise will be run.  Those who work in the enterprise have little or no say in the vital economic decisions affecting their lives.   

PROUT's system establishes co-operatives as the most meaningful business form.  Most enterprises, except the very large key industries and very small businesses, would be organised as co-operatives, particularly those enterprises engaged in producing basic necessities of life.  Those who work in the enterprise will be the owners and will elect management and will vote in elections governing the running of the enterprise.  

In a PROUTist economy, the very small enterprises with a few employees and dealing in nonessential goods could be privately owned and operated, and the medium enterprises would be owned and operated as co-operatives.  Large-scale key industries (energy, communication, transportation, etc.) would be publicly managed either by local governments or by special public bodies (in unitary political systems).  This three-tiered system of private, cooperative and publicly run enterprises would provide the base for economic democracy.

4. Economic Reorganization (Decentralized Economy, Balanced Economy and Regional Economic Self Sufficiency)

If we want to bring about the economic well being of all of the people, then we must also make sure that some geographic areas are not depressed while other areas are thriving.  The best way to bring about economic development and prosperity for everyone is to decentralize the economy, develop all sectors of the economy and to strive for regional economic self-sufficiency.

One of the biggest reasons for economic imbalance within any particular country is the modern trend of urbanization.  Usually most manufacturing and many other services serving the manufacturing sector are situated in cities.  The metropolitan areas thrive, and people in the countryside are either unemployed or work in low-wage or subsistence agriculture.

The best way to reverse this situation is to place some industries, and supporting services and industries in rural areas.  In this way, excessive congestion of urban areas will be avoided and strong regional centers will provide employment and services to previously neglected rural areas.

Economic decentralization should also be coupled with balancing the various sectors of the economy:  industry, agriculture and services.  In some countries, more than 75% of the people work in agriculture and a small minority in industry and services.  Underdeveloped countries with poor economies are usually structured in this way.  In industrialized countries a huge majority of the population work in industry or in services, and very few people are engaged in agriculture.

Sarkar said that a more ideal set-up would have approximately 20% of the population in agriculture, 20% in agro industries (producing goods using agricultural produce), 20% in agrico-industries (supplying machinery and tools for agriculture) and the rest of population in industry and services.

A society with this kind of economic balance would be better able to achieve economic self-sufficiency.  Currently “globalization” is the buzz-word of the era, and economic self-sufficiency is not in vogue.  But, is it really healthy for any country to neglect its agricultural sector and rely on imported food?  Similarly, should some countries remain with little or no industry and rely on far-away countries for all their finished products?

Generally, countries which depend solely on agriculture or which export raw materials like wood and minerals remain poor while heavily industrialized countries thrive.  This is not good for the non-industrialized areas, but it is also not healthy for the developed countries as well.  In times of war or in time of any disruption to transportation, their vital food supplies will be in danger.  

On top of this, in a world where climate-warming and ecological difficulty have become major problems, does it continue to make sense to rely on centers of supply (for either raw or finished products) that are halfway around the world?  
We all lend a hand for the welfare of
community and society

PROUT recommends that countries in a particular geographic region come together and form economic zones that have balanced, decentralized and self-sufficient economies.  Such an arrangement would be ecologically advantageous, provide for economic security in times of war or unforeseen disruptions of transportation, and most importantly would ensure that no particular country or region will remain in poverty while others thrive.

5. Moral Leadership

The various plans for a better organisation of the economy and for economic democracy are good in theory, though the problem of materializing these noble ideas depends on the quality of the human beings of our society.  If elected and appointed, corrupt officials will prevent the implementation of policies designed to bring about social and economic wellbeing for all.  For example, the social equality preached by the Marxists was belied by the reality of corrupt government officials living in luxury while the masses remained in poverty, and all too often, operating as a monopolistic organized crime syndicate of state.

The only way out of present economic and political problems is to elevate the moral standard of our society.  If people are properly educated, conscious of their social and economic responsibilities and morally fortuitous, then democracy can thrive and moral leadership will come to the fore.  The hope of the future will rest on the shoulders of men and women who will enter public office with the spirit of service and sacrifice rather than for the selfish purpose of lining their own, and others' pockets or enhancing their prestige.   
A proper spiritual outlook coupled with an educational system that is free from political interference and focused on the all-around development of human beings is the best way to bring forth leaders who are morally fortuitous and working for the wellbeing of society.

6. Global Governance

Against the backdrop of the universe, the earth is a small planet and human beings find it necessary to learn how to live together in harmony on this small planet.  The best way to minimise the possibilities of war and to safeguard the rights of all people is to establish a global governance based upon universal principles.  Previous attempts in the 20th Century in this direction, namely the League of Nations and the United Nations, have not been adequate and it is time to move onto a better threshold of global coordination.

In his book, Problem of the Day, P R Sarkar laid out a concept of world government that should be achievable in the near future.  He advocated the establishment of a bi-chambered world government.  One chamber, the lower house, would have representation  based on population and the other chamber, the upper house, would provide equal representation for all nations.  The upper house will not be able to pass a law unless it has first been passed by the lower chamber, but the upper house will also have the right to reject bills passed by the lower chamber.

Sarkar envisioned a stage-wise movement towards world government.  In the first phase, the world body would only be able to frame laws and administration would be in the hands of governments of the individual countries, as a confederation.  In a later stage, the world government would also have administrative authority and a world militia at its disposal.  In the past, world government was considered a utopian dream, but in the near future, it will become a necessity.  Today, larger countries with various states or provinces do not experience any of their various states or provinces going to war against each other due to the practical implementation of centricity while accommodating and flourishing the sanctity of each and ever dominion within their borders.  Such a threshold of excellence in government can also occur on global realms in a progressive manner.  

These are the core economic and political ideas that form the backbone of the Progressive Utilization Theory.  In the years ahead, they are sure to be the pillar of efforts to solve the thorniest problems that confront humanity today.  

This article redacted from an original appearance here.

Political Democracy can and will be fortuitous
when Economic Democracy is established.  

Explore this and other articles covering alternative economics, ethical leadership, economic democracy, and a society without the weal and woe of social and economic vicissitudes HERE  
How does PROUT compare or contrast with capitalism or communism?  Explore the answers HERE

What are essential ingredients assuring progressive sustainability bereft of the vicissitudes of economic or political predation, privation or disparity?  Learn more HERE