Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Chapter 8 of The Survival Imperative: Using Space to Protect Earth discusses the need to use space to protect civilization and the planet. In this extract science scholar and historian William E. Burrows writes that:

The issue is about increasing planetary protection to ensure that no matter what happens, gradually or suddenly, civilization has the means to evade annihilation and survive. The overwhelming majority of boats do not run into emergencies and sink, but no boat owner in his or her right mind would put to sea without a fire extinguisher, a lifeboat, and insurance. Similarly, most homes do not burn down, but those who live in them safeguard precious papers and other things in safe deposit boxes.

That being the case, it is time for responsible individuals and groups everywhere to take Earth for the ship it is and begin a fundamental, evolutionary, strategy to maximize its chances for survival. It is time to come up with a very long term plan because the multiple dangers and the means of salvation are coinciding.
This chapter - available online - is worth a read...


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Times of Transformation

These are indeed times of incredible change - often this transformative period in cosmic-Earth history is not taken seriously enough... perhaps our species will struggle through the transition without sensing it or experiencing it. This wake-up reminder comes from Thomas Berry:

The changes presently taking place in human and earthly affairs are beyond any parallel with historical change or cultural modification as these have occurred in the past. This is not like the transition from the classical period to the medieval period of from the medieval to the modern period. This change reaches far beyond the civilizational process itself, beyond even the human process, into the biosystems and even the geological structures of the Earth itsel

Berry talks of the Ecozoic period as a transition into integral community:

The Ecozoic is the period when human conduct will be guided by the ideal of an integral earth community, a period when humans will be present upon the Earth in a mutually enhancing manner... The first principle of the Ecozoic era is recognizing that the Universe is primarily a communion of subjects, not a collection of objects. This is especially true of the planet Earth. Every being has its own place and its own proper role in the functioning of the planet, its own presentation of itself that might be identified as its voice

More can be read here

Let us be reminded that 'the very purpose of the planet Earth seems to be to exhibit a culminating celebratory mode of expression, something to justify the emergent galaxies, the supernova explosions wherein the elements were formed, the shaping of the solar system, the emergence of this privileged planet'

Perhaps time to embrace the creative spirit in us all?

Thursday, May 17, 2007

A Future of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR)

The issue of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) is something which I have returned to various times. Again, it is in the UK news.

Recently there was a news report here in Britain whereby 'specialists' were recommending parents not to let their children place a laptop computer onto their laps whilst working. The Telegraph in their article 'Warning on wi-fi health risk to children' talk of:

Children should not place computers on their laps while they are using wireless internet connections because of potential health risks, according to a leading Government adviser. A leading Government adviser warns of potential health risks to children using laptops with wireless internet connections.

Professor Lawrie Challis, who heads the committee on mobile phone safety research, called yesterday for pupils to be monitored amid mounting public concern over emissions from wi-fi networks. He is concerned that few studies have been carried out into the level of exposure in classrooms and believes that if health problems do emerge they are likely to be more serious in children.

Also, next week the well-known and reputable UK documentary program - BBC's 'Panorama' - are doing a broadcast on the possible dangers of mobile phones and EMR.

In the UK we also have the problem/issue of TETRA - which is a radio-mast network set-up throughout the UK to provide communications for the emergency services, especially the police force. And there have already been concerns about this network, which is out of the reach of civil authorities since it deals with security communications of 'national interest'.

This pdf report is worth reading - Confidential Report on TETRA Strictly for the Police Federation of England and Wales

And - TETRA pictures

Also - TETRA: A Critical Overview into the death of Officer Neil Dring

A free online book called: ELECTROMAGNETISM & LIFE by Robert O. Becker and Andrew A. Marino

We need to perhaps think more seriously about protecting ourselves - a Firewall of the Body + Mind

Monday, May 07, 2007

Preparing for an alien invasion?!

Here we go - another book that puts military confrontation as the answer to all possible future 'unknowns'.

This book gives a strategic defense and warfare analysis of dealing with non-human contact: An Introduction to Planetary Defense: A Study of Modern Warfare Applied to Extra-Terrestrial Invasion by Travis S. Taylor et al.

Book description
"This book describes a serious look at defending the planet in the event of an extra-terrestrial invasion. Travis Taylor, et al, have written the definitive book on the defense of earth against a potential alien incursion. Whatever your beliefs on the subject...the book also serves as an important primer on the potential future of warfare on every level. It is tightly grounded in current day realities of war and extrapolates thoughtfully but closely about future potentials. It should be on the reading list of anyone who is serious about national security and the future of war."

And what if such 'entities' are already here, playing poker deals with our ineffectual leaders? Or perhaps the future is one of cooperation not based on fear and paranoia?

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Opening the UK UFO files

Well, first it was the French and now the English are soon to follow. In a matter of weeks the British MoD will open its UFO files to the public (Read - 'MoD opens its files on UFO sightings to public'):

The documents due for release are witness reports of apparent UFO sightings, many by civil pilots and military personnel. Most were simply collected and filed by a small, secret unit within defence intelligence called DI55. A few are thought to have been investigated further by the military, but the details have never been made public. There are 24 files due for release, each containing 200-300 reports of sightings, plus internal MoD briefings and correspondence.

However, this is usually a combination of wanting to appease public pressure by releasing only what the public have reported in the first place rather than the detailed MoD findings and secrets on this subject. After all, a secret is still a secret!

Or, as some are already suspecting, it is part of a global acclimatisation program for readying the general public into acceptance of the UFO presence for more gradual public disclosure. Whatever the reason, you can be fairly sure that nothing of importance will be released without official sanction - and most probably not in these upcoming files...

Still, its a start.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Beyond Terror

Here's an interesting read - and can be done in a couple of hours - a very concise yet one of the best summaries currently depicting the geo-political situation/mess.

The Oxford Research Group has published “Beyond Terror: The Truth About the Real Threats to Our World”. The report focus on the disproportionate attention given to terrorism compared to the imminent threat from environmental degradation, competition over resources, “marginalisation of the majority world” and global militarisation. Some facts:

In 2001 in the US alone the number of Americans killed from the following:

Malnutrition - 3, 500
HIV/Aids - 14, 000
Pneumonia - 62, 000
Heart disease - 700, 000+
Suicide - 30, 000+
Traffic accidents - 42, 000+
Fire-arms related - 30, 000
Homicides - 20, 000+

International terrorism - around 2, 500

If you don't wish to buy the hard copy for £3.99 from Amazon.uk - then read the entire report for free - here.