This page is indexed at notes.xls and knowledge.base.xls
A. tbf ...
D. sub-projects, tasks list ...
1. mission statement
2. project management
3. public relations, marketing
4. fundraising, grant writing \\fund raising ...
a) IMPORTANT note when describing Plan S & Fund Raising ...
1) identify great funding sources, like Osteen, Templeton,
Skoll, Omidyar, Paul Allen, Shakira, etc @ mill.pco and
start the "mastermind draft trim tab" list!
2) This group is the trim tab for planetary management. Then
show them the list.
3) Remember: only 7 layers between us and anyone on this list.
b) get something basic on the web and hit mill.pco & :paradigm
shifters for help
d) Jeff working on various versions of funding proposals.
e) Jeff: 501(c)3
5. fundraising, grassroots ...
a) email, call, sac: networks to communicate Plan S with, list
6. presentations: live seminars, online, phone bridges ...
a) Powerpoint, Jeff working on
b) .htm presentation, like dnaftb.org, add mp3 audio narration
c) google: microsoft live meeting ...
1) better than, or replacement for, "netmeeting"
d) video conferencing
e) travelling, conducting 3 to 7 day seminars, worldwide
7. online presence & database ...
a) list of software options:
b) standard website
c) wiki website for group participation ...
1) 2 rainbow wiki bookmarks @bm.xls
e) google docs
f) google apps, $50/yr
g) google groups ...
1) use google groups Plan S to archive all my stuff!, but it
will lack organizational structure that way.
h) blog, vlog, blip.tv, wordpress.com
i) social networking sites, myspace, facebook, etc.
8. media development ...
a) graphics, audio, video
b) for web, book, DVD, YouTube, Google Video, Myspace, etc.
9. research/database loading (archiving) ...
a) see list with this same heading below @ "staffing, needs"
b) put notes down there (not here!)
10. study list, re-education list ...
a) This is an immediate, highly abbreviated, subset of the
research/database (here), that can be used by individuals
to learn quickly about the many aspects of Plan S.
b) It will go online ASAP, showing quick sources like
websites, YouTube, DVD, books, etc. that can be used for
11. curriculum development ...
a) This is for a more in depth, college level intensive study
program, intended for people who want to master the Plan S
12. network with other individuals & organizations ...
a) and work with them
b) @bm.xls: :Paradigm Shift, Generalists I Am Aware Of
d) participate in online forum discussions, etc.
e) participate w/ similar organizations
13. PDIA: Personal Development Industry Association ...
a) revamp the message for the new energy era
b) rewrite the "PD bibles"
c) see Personal Development Industry, PDI, lists, here
14. PIC: Penturbia Information Center ...
a) See if Jack Lessinger will cooperate in getting this going.
It could be operated in tandem with coaching.
15. personal and family coaching ...
a) to assist people in making their own action plans and
deployment of all assets in the context of Plan S: family,
physical, emotional, spiritual, skills, job, financial,
real estate, investments, 10 sided structures
b) This can be done locally, over the phone, over the
Internet, via seminars, etc.
16. rewrite project: dieoff.org, latoc.net ...
a) These sites need to be consolidated, merged and
re-presented from the Plan S perspective. Just like the
PDI, the bibles need to be updated and rewritten.
17. multi-generational materials ...
a) ref Powerdown p 160 that mentions preservationist vs
survivalist, ie. be a "preservationist lighthouse" during
the dark age
b) how many times have we wished that some past civ. left us
better records of their knowledge? pyramids, rosetta
stone, quipa, mayan hieroglyphs, ancient astronomy, ancient
c) "getting it 100% right" like the Wright Brothers. There is
nothing that guarantees we will do this in our lifetimes.
But what about future generations? They will want to keep
trying, and will need to learn from our failures and
knowledge base. We must pass our information and plans on.
We have no way of knowing at what point in our species'
development, we might "learn to fly" like the Wright
d) There is nothing that guarantees electricity will be
present for the entire duration of our species span. And
without it, there will be no Internet or way to pass
information on electronically. We need to pass on our
knowledge, expecially this brain-mind information which is
so new and not yet integrated. Future generations deserve
this bounty, so they can act on it if they so choose.
e) It is essential to spread knowledge far and wide, since our
normal, natural, genetic tendency is to forget what we have
learned about not overshooting our resource base, and fall
back into enacting our "more gene" pattern once again.
Waking up to and discovering this information will have to
be done by every generation to come. This is a tall order.
We must leave a wide trail to be successful over our entire
f) Seige of Leningrad, Nikolai Vavilov, saving seeds, genetic
diversity (Gore, pg 281-2), save info/vital
plans/connecting the dots, how much info has been lost or
intentionally destroyed, that we can never recover now,
because it was not carefully saved for future generations?
Look at Egypt, the Mayans, the Inca. There is so much we
will never know.
g) Their knowledge was either ...
1) not saved
2) saved, but not preserved
3) saved, but intentionally destroyed by conquistadors
h) planning for a multi-generational project
i) getting acid free documents to the corners of the Earth,
especially to cultures outside WC3
j) promote the vision to "
k) communicate with the meek in the dependence pyramid
l) paper trail: win win! phase1 is important! We win either way! ...
1) By leaving a record on acid-free paper and getting it into
peoples minds and libraries all over the earth, we move
into our success.
2) Build a sustainable/stable civilization, transforming
directly from our failed WC3.
3) If we fail at the above, at least leave a record of what we
learned for future generations and civilizations as our
4) Remember, we are still in diapers now. Just because we
fail today, doesn't mean we will fail forever. Just as
success as individuals is based on never quitting, success
as a species is also based on never quitting!
5) Consider that S-Day may be more likely to be adopted by
future generations, since they will have the advantage of
looking at failed WC3 from a distance. They may be more
likely to adopt an S-Day type scenario. But without this
body of information, that plan will be unavailable to them.
So we need to leave the paper trail.
m) ref Ran Prieur: "9. Save human knowledge" !!!
n) translation into other languages
o) research and consider engraving to other media (than acid
free paper) that might last longer, perhaps for thousands
or even millions of years?
18. online community, Plan S Google Group, blog, etc. ...
a) get us all connected worldwide
b) "Plan S Virtual Community" for 10 million yr view generalists
c) a virtual policy institute (think tank)
d) lingo in ps_launch01.doc: "Virtual Plan S Incubator"
19. land based communities, network of ...
a) based on different models for different folks. Invite
existing communities (ic.org) to affiliate.
b) city model, based on retrofitting cities for permaculture
and recycling WC3 infrastructure
c) rural/Penturbia model
d) wilderness survival model
20. mass media programming reform project ...
a) Working with psychologists, public relations, marketing,
etc. to get all the negative reporting out of the minds of
the masses. Ref chapters on this in cs96.
21. planetary management communication project ...
a) see planetary management communication list (saj)
22. plan a sustainable civilization for the long term (10 MY) ...
a) i.e., post transition: Sustainable Living for the Long Term
23. plan for S-Day & the transition period ...
a) to get from WC3 to the 10 MY sustainable civilization
E. staffing, needs, list ...
1. project management, @bm.xls
2. public relations, marketing
3. office management, general office skills
4. fundraising, sponsors
5. research/database loading (archiving) ...
a) This is where my decades of research gets properly
organized, digitized and loaded, with the intent of
eventually printing it on acid free paper, and/or other
durable media for distribution to world libraries.
b) This database can also be used by Plan S's opponents and
skeptics. i.e., ask "What's your plan?" Here is a
generalist's database. Connect the dots in a different way
that makes sense to you!
e) information person
f) researcher, research assistant
h) infoselect (or similar under Linux) person w/ lib skills
i) emporia, boulder, denver u, class or summer project ...
1) or search lib schools nationwide for a fit
2) Angel @ Yale + her girlfriend, take to lib school and
president, check their site for lib sch?
6. course curriculum designer
7. public speaking, presentation skills
8. ghost writer
9. graphic artist, presentation graphics
10. web design
G. Plan S Main: information structure here ...
1. This was the original basis for ps.doc, which is the
outline structure in Word. The idea was to consolidate
many writings and start a Plan S textual database. This
list and ps.doc are still very similar, and this can be
deleted once I make sure everything here is @ ps.doc.
3. notes: information categories, these are pointers only!
4. preferred structure ....
a) (no ... I think I have this backwards. likely needs to be
in logical order with external pointers. or maybe make it
sortable with colons in between?)
b) filename ...
1) info item
2) info item
c) filename ...
1) info item
2) info item
5. lists, fairly static, for reference
6. major sub-projects, tasks list
7. big goals: immediate, intermediate, long term
9. what is Plan S? ...
a) caveats ...
1) 10 sided emotional structure
2) puzzle slide
3) genetic bias
b) basis ...
c) sp-gen grid ...
1) info item
2) info item
d) s-day, paradigm shift ...
1) info item
2) info item
e) transition, WC3 > 10 MY sustainable complex civilization
1) info item
2) info item
f) you don't like it? what's your plan, based on which
10. RFP1: people we know
11. RFP2: to the multitudes
13. think tank approaches
14. earlier writings to go thru ...
a) moved list below to my past writings
H. resource list (notes, locations, for archiving) ...
1. \\stuff list < a former name of this list
2. important web resources ...
a) How to Want What You Have, Chapter 3, Human Nature, by Dr Timothy
Miller. This book is readily available from the library or
Amazon.com. The Chap. 3 audio book excerpt is currently on my
server, 48 minute mp3:
b) Jay Hanson's dieoff.org, his Maximum Power page:
c) Matt Savinar's Peak Oil site:
d) My July, 2003 Solution Box page:
e) Von Mises' Human Action, online:
3. my past writings ...
a) 1979, HSIP
b) 1982, REN
c) 1996, CS96
d) 2003, The Solution Box (now @ htfiddler.net)
e) 2005, Jeff/Dave
f) 2006, Brian Basor/William Kotke
g) 2006, Simmons, \ps\simmons.pco
h) 2007, ps_launch01, Rusty, Mark
i) 2007, ps_phase1*, Mark, Jeff, Alex
j) 2007, Rusty, meetings, recordings
k) 2008, Kimberly Hanley
l) 2008, Heartland, meeting
4. paper notes I have written over the years ...
a) 3x5, in office box
b) 3x5, in van
c) Pn's (spiral notebooks), office, van, etc.
d) folders, manila, tan vat, S-DAY, CSEN, book notes
e) paper piles, office, CB, storage
5. commercially produced materials, misc (my possession) ...
a) books, shelves, boxes, van
b) peak oil poster, in tube
c) National Geographic
d) Time Magazine, shelves, van
e) cassette programs, some already to mp3 (see below) ...
1) Earl Nightingale, several
2) Zig Ziglar
4) Unlimited Power, Robbins (lost)
6. video ...
a) DVD's, End of Suburbia, WAWTG, Endurance, Cuba, 11th Hour
b) VHS, in CB, van ??? (Ancient Prophesies, etc)
7. computer files, general ...
c) \r\or\mill.pco (renamed to san.pco)
e) \r\or\lib* (lib.pco isn't very useful though)
f) \r\or\bm* (pull personal stuff)
h) \mnby: Miller1 & 2, Petrocollapse, Strangest_Secret, TAGR
i) \mnbrip: ZigZiglarGoals
j) \pmail\mail\*.pmm (access via Pegasus Mail)
8. computer files, Plan S, indexed here ...
a) unless otherwise indicated, these are all in folder: \r\ps
b) There are many other files in this folder, however they are
not indexed here. This is because they are referenced from
other files, most likely @bm.xls.
e) index.xls, index to s??.pco
f) time08.xls, time sheet
g) ps.doc, Plan S Main (Word97 outline)
h) \r\cg\outline.doc < Word97 outlining notes here
i) simmons.pco, prep for Feb, 2006, non-event in Houston
j) rusty.pco, Rusty notes
k) ps_kotke.doc, William Kotke emails consolidated ...
1) Contains a 13 point summary of Plan S. ^s:
"Plan S is a generalist's plan"
l) ps_launch*.doc, project launch documents
1) Contains a 15 bullet point summary of Plan S. ^s:
"main points of Plan S"
2) This is a huge project launch document that ended up going
to both Mark Hanson and Rusty Huber. It is partly based on
the 1 page handwritten notes I made on Blacks Beach in La
Jolla, CA in Feb, 2007.
3) ps_l01.pco, working outline for ps_launch01*.doc
4) ps_l02.pco, another "
5) ps_launch01b.doc, w/ 11 images, coff 04/12/07
6) ps_launch01.doc, no images (small), current, make changes here
m) PS_LIMG1, folder w/ images of paper files to archive
n) phase 1 concept paper, for Alex Diaz ...
1) This paper contains an excellent brief overview of Plan S.
2) ps_ph1a.pco, initial working outline
3) ps_phase1a.jpg, graphic
4) ps_phase1f.doc, 05/18/07, finished
5) ps_phase1f.xls, " , budget worksheet
o) lapham.doc ...
1) annotating the Common Sense 1996 article with "[xxxx]"
p) SDay1PgBlacksBeach.jpg, 02/19/07, 8.5x11 scribblings ...
1) These were already transcribed to ps_launch*.doc. Saved
for future reference. The original sheet with additional
crossoffs is in "S-Day" folder.
q) timeline.xls, compares 13.7 BY to 10 yrs, etc. \\stats.xls
r) flyer01.doc, 01/12/08, made for Jim Bell party
s) ca.map.* < southern cal. traveling salesman zones maps
t) contacts.xls + con??.pco < contacts database
u) 080131.Heartland.Notes.doc, Balboa presentation, colored
v) ManBehindCurtain.jpg < image from YouTube clip
w) PowerpointPlay.ppt, experimenting here
x) Puzzle Slide in Powerpoint: see ^^ PowerpointPlay.ppt
y) JoblessMen.jpg < billboard from Woody Guthrie YouTube
z) SelfishGeneReview.doc < great review from Amazon
aa) pskb.xls, Plan S Knowledge Base w/ Hyperlinks
ab) VoluntaryHumanExtinction.jpg < from vhemt.org
ac) \mnbps\* ...
1) mp3 ...
a> DaveWann, Dave Wann & Jeff Graef, 09/05/05 presentation
b> Heartland, 01/31/08 presentation
c> JeffGraef, starting 08/26/05
d> KimberlyHanley, meeting 01/17/08
e> RustyHuber, starting 02/23/07, early ones include Amy
9. computer files, Plan S, emails of note ...
a) all emails to: @sus.pml, @sus?.pml, starting 4 Oct 07 ...
1) if in Gmail, ^s sustainable list
b) emails to/fr William Kotke, 12/09-25/06 \\kottke
1) originals are @ \pmail\mail in z 2006 Copies & Received
2) These are copied and consolidated into a single Word97
3) includes Brian Basor email of 12/06/06
c) Steve Clark, 20 March 07, Reflections on Meeting
d) Steve Clark, 22 March 07, Re: Peak oil (+Afterthoughts)
e) Rusty Huber, 1 May 07, Survival of the Fittest
f) Phil Ingraham, 23 Dec 07, Re: Saving the World
g) Stacy Webster, 4 Jan 08, Saving the World
h) Peter Russell, 30 Jan 08, Re: Robert Wright, EP
i) Ran Prieur, 21 Mar 08, Re: I think buying gold
j) Steve Clark, 27 Mar 08, Re: Shai Agassi, Project Better Place
k) Bodrah from/to re Energy Scams ...
1) copies: 2 Apr 08, Energy Scams
2) recv: 2 Apr 08, more henry bs
3) copies: 4 Apr 08, C'mon Brother!
4) recv: 6 Apr 08, "
5) copies: 6 Apr 08, "
l) CC, 11 Apr 08, 1:22, Subj: Expelled
A. ;specialist <> generalist list
1. useful introductory quote to sab:
"People do not go to hell after
death. The designers and
builders of hell are human beings. The designs and
buildings are almost completed. It is becoming difficult to
add more hell." --Tamo-san
2. Simmons: HUMANITY'S TOP TEN PROBLEMS FOR THE
NEXT 50 YEARS: ...
a) found in both "Rough Ride Ahead" & "We are in a deep hole"
b) 1. Energy
6. Terrorism and War
3. Green to Gold, Dan Esty: top ten ...
a) 01 Climate Change
04 Biodiversity and Land Use
05 Chemicals, Toxics, and Heavy Metals
06 Air Pollution
07 Waste Management
08 Ozone Layer Depletion
09 Oceans and Fisheries
4. Jared Diamond, Collapse: top twelve ...
a) most serious environmental problems:
b) 01 Natural Habitat Loss
02 Wild Food Source Loss (Overfishing)
03 Biological Diversity Loss
04 Soil Damage
05 Energy Depletion
06 Freshwater Depletion (Aquifer Depletion)
07 Photosynthetic Depletion
08 Toxic Chemicals
09 Alien Species (Invasive Species)
10 Atmospheric Gasses (Global Warming)
12 Standards of Living (Environmental Impact)
5. What A Way To Go: top four ...
a) four pivotal and daunting challenges that humans must
address and resolve if any species are to remain on planet
b) Peak Oil
c) Climate Change
d) Mass Extinction
e) Population Overshoot
6. Paul Chefurka, chefurka.ca: top nine ...
a) Climate Change
Peak Oil and Natural Gas Depletion
Species Extinction and Biodiversity Loss
Deforestation and Desertification
Depletion of Ocean Fish Stocks
Depletion of Soil Fertility and Fresh Water
Decline of the Global Grain Supply
Air, Water and Soil Pollution
Social, Economic and Geopolitical Instability
8. money, debt & credit expansions of all kinds ...
a) fossil fuel based currencies, worldwide
b) worthless money ...
1) fiat currencies worldwide
2) silver certificate > federal reserve note transition
3) coinage no longer contains any precious metals
c) money as debt (Google Video, moneyasdebt.net)
d) banking industry, credit card pushing
e) extremely high interest rates on credit card debt \\usury
f) individual credit card debt
g) bankruptcy filings, in USA, 2 million per year
h) bank failures
i) floating currency exchange rates
j) collapse of U.S. Dollar, world's reserve currency
k) USA, national debt
l) manipulation of money supply by federal reserve
m) Bretton Woods
n) pension fund deficits
9. fractional reserve banking, deposit creation multiplier
10. gambling, speculation, legalized in many forms ...
c) options & derivatives
d) derivatives, as financial WMD's ...
1) financial weapons of mass destruction (per Warren Buffett)
11. negative net savings rate (U.S., per Mike Ruppert) ...
a) may also be affecting Japan and other western societies now
12. derivatives, WMD per Warren Buffett
13. housing bubble, collapse/crash of
14. foreign ownership of U.S. assets, sale of USA to foreigners
15. foreign exchange (ForEx)
16. monoline insurance meltdown (google it, related to muni bonds)
17. slavery, indentured servitude, past, present, future
18. economic gaps and divergences ...
a) The gap between the richest and poorest people has become
b) self-enriching corporate and political elites
c) working poor, USA, worldwide
d) economic exploitation
e) wage slavery
f) export of manufacturing jobs to Asia, Mexico
g) some people working long hours, overtime, 2 and 3 jobs to
make ends meet
h) outsourcing of service economy to India, Philippines
i) What does the USA produce anymore? Not much. We
are net mega-consumers, of which we produce very
j) unemployment, high rates of unemployment in many countries
k) "net job loss in goods producing activities", ref bm.xls,
Paul Craig Roberts,
recv:14 Feb 06:Subject: The New Permanently Unemployed Class
l) boom and bust, feast and famine, depression, recession,
wide swings in economic cycles
19. cannibalism, past, present, future
21. refugees, both outside and inside USA, past, present, future ...
a) Internally Displaced Persons (IDP)
b) Invisible Children, Uganda
c) Katrina evacuees, USA
22. violence, violent crime, violent society
23. organized crime
25. guns, gun control
26. Lovins: oilendgame.org < for the short term anyway!
28. microbes (ie., microrganisms, bacteria, viruses) ...
a) killing potentially helpful microbes (disinfectants)
b) drug resistant/immune microbes evolving
c) antibiotics, antibiotic resistance, dangerous bacteria
29. mass media
30. global warming ...
a) CO2 rising \\carbon dioxide
b) greenhouse gases
c) storms increasing, hurricanes, etc.
d) impact on agriculture
e) glaciers and polar ice caps melting ...
1) rising sea levels, innundation of coastal areas
2) reduction of fresh water rivers and streams
f) GGWS: The Great Global Warming Swindle (google videos)
31. global dimming, ref wiki
32. ozone hole
34. rainforests, destruction of \\rain forests, slash and burn
35. clear cutting forests \\clearcutting
36. topsoil erosion, compaction, depletion, contamination ...
a) loss of farmland
b) lack of crop rotation
c) cropland losses
d) use of petro chemicals petro fertilizer
f) stream sedimentation
37. drought, desertification, dustbowl conditions \\dust bowl ...
a) 1930's, midwest USA
b) now, China
38. grassland degradation (China)
39. coral reefs
40. fertilizer runoff, dead zones in oceans
41. ocean acidification, acidity, threatens plankton (CO2 related)
42. overfishing, collapsed fisheries ...
a) tuna at risk of collapse
43. overhunting, poaching, trophy taking
44. wildlife harvest/slaughter for bushmeat
45. endangered species, exotic species ...
a) illegal capture/trapping for animal trade on black markets
46. animal mistreatment and slavery ...
a) pet industry
b) zoos and zoo trade
c) wildlife and marine theme parks (Seaworld)
d) massive & inhumane overcrowding on feed lots, chicken houses
e) factory farming
f) slaughterhouse industry
h) animal experimentation
i) blood sports: bullfighting, cockfighting, dogfighting, etc.
47. vanishing wetlands, especially protective wetlands
48. water shortages ...
a) fresh water and aquifer depletion
b) glacier melt, fresh water crisis in Himalaya region
c) river flow cessation
d) 20% of available drinking water flushed down urinals &
toilets, with even more likely polluted in other ways
e) ground water salinization
49. sanitation & sewage problems, especially outside first world ...
a) "pooping in the drinking water"
b) Even in the developed world we use enormous amounts of
energy with our flush toilets, municipal water systems,
c) Alamosa, Colorado, salmonella in muni water system, March, 2008
50. over irrigation \\wiki overirrigation
51. resource depletion, peak everything ...
a) @bm.xls, Earth's natural wealth
b) minerals depletion ...
1) On Borrowed Time?, John Tilton, Golden: School of Mines
2) Kotke, Chap 8
c) metals depletion ...
1) World Metal Demand, John Tilton, Golden: School of Mines
52. grain depletion \\grain stocks depleting
53. moral collapse/bankruptcy (day america told the truth)
54. loss of diversity, of ...
a) Quinn: species
b) Barker: ideas
c) Kotke: dietary food plants (5000 v 10, Chap 5)
d) Gore: "
55. doom and gloom, pos/neg, different time frames
56. demise of: localized economies & currencies ...
a) wal-mart (walmart) & box stores demolish mom and pop stores
and local supply lines \\mom & pop
57. homogenization of cultures ...
a) loss of indigenous cultures, languages, worldwide
58. religious/political situation: the grand chessboard ...
a) religious-biblical-israeli-arab-middle east-oil relationship
b) islamic jihad
c) islam vs christian, ref West's Last Chance, Blankley
d) CNN: God's Warriors, Christiane Amanpour, 08/21-23/07, 6 hr doc.
e) terrorism, via WMD's (nuclear/chemical/biological, etc.)
59. political oppression
60. election fraud, stealing elections, USA, 2000, 2004
61. coup d'etas, worldwide
62. paper deterioration, acid paper, non-acidic paper
63. garrett hardin, tragedy of the commons, etc.
64. neocons: Leo Strauss
65. fascists, fascism, totalitarianism, dictatorships ...
a) secrecy and lying in government, encroachments on freedoms
b) government rule by decree
66. theocrats: Sam Brownback, The Family \\theocracy
67. energy accounting concepts ...
a) EROEI (energy returned on energy invested)
b) embodied energy
c) eMergy (Howard T Odum)
68. unscalability of renewable energy, alternative energies
69. safety concerns with compressed gasses: LNG, hydrogen
70. substance abuse, addiction, incarceration, enslavement ...
a) legal and illegal foods, alcohol, drugs, substances,
causing addiction, chronic illness, degenerative diseases,
death, imprisonment, drunk driving
b) related to drug money laundering
c) crime and corruption, local, national & international levels
d) drug pushing, both illegal and legal by pharmaceuticals
e) abuse of prescription pain killers, like Vicodin
71. steroid use by athletes, USA
72. industrial poisons, toxins (Kotke, Chap 8)
73. Treaty of Westphalia
74. epistemology, basis of knowledge ...
c) what else?
d) also: Evolutionary Epistemology, bm.xls
75. dead cities, look gray from space, reflecting concrete ...
a) Cities (as currently designed) are not designed for life
and living things. They are designed for automobiles.
People are crammed into small spaces, and stacked on top of
b) paved over planet, pavement everywhere, parking lots
76. pollution ...
a) extensive list: wiki\Pollution
c) ocean (Kotke, Chap 6)
d) lakes & streams
e) atmosphere, general
f) atmosphere, soot from cooking fires
77. litter, trash, garbage dumps, accumulation ...
a) blowing and floating all over the planet
b) littering forests, mountains, remote beaches on uninhabited
islands, Mt Everest, etc.
c) marine debris, plastic in the oceans. @bm.xls
d) culture of waste, throw away society, planned obsolescense.
e) corporatization of garbage (i.e. Waste Management)
f) The plastic bag problem is so bad that some cities,
countries and corporations are actually banning them!
g) Naples, Italy, "suffocating in its own excrement", @bm.xls
h) two million plastic bottles, used in US every five minutes
i) 106,000 aluminum cans, used in the US every thirty seconds
79. radioactivity, radioactive waste (Kotke, Chap 8)
80. oil spills
81. landfills, waste stream, lack of recycling of materials
82. depression, despair, anxiety, mental illness, use of ssri's ...
a) psychiatric "solutions" for a mentally ill species, as in
Orwell's 1984 and Huxley's Brave New World:
b) prozac, zoloft, serzone
c) children being drugged for ADD, ADHD: ritalin
83. school shootings (high school and college)
84. killer insects (bees, etc.?)
85. bee dieoff, silent spring
86. AIDS epidemic
87. species span of various species ...
a) large mammals, average 1 to 4 million years
b) horseshoe crab, 400 million years
c) cockroach, 350 million years
d) dinosaurs, 165 million years
88. genocide, ethnic cleansing, past, present, future ...
a) past: The Holocaust, Native Americans, Australian
Aborigines, Gypsies, Bosnia, etc.
b) present: Rwanda, Burundi
89. Africa in meltdown, Zimbabwe, etc. \\africa melting down ...
a) civil unrest, chaos and disorder in several locations
90. school test scores down: "The dumbing of America" ...
a) including falling test scores (SAT, etc.) & achievement in
math & science, especially in the USA. Falling behind
Europe, Japan, India, etc.
91. illiteracy: low reading abilities
92. Land of Desire, Edward L Bernays, Century of the Self
93. frog, slow boil v. fast boil
94. Toynbee on collapse, acute challenge: response
95. world government, ref quotes.pco ^s (same)
96. real estate crash ...
a) bubble bursting
b) foreclosures at record levels
97. disintegration of family, neighbornoods, community ...
a) social structure and fabric
98. social isolationism, "email world" ...
a) Greatly reduced social contact and interaction in first
world, wealthy economies. Even talking on the phone has
been greatly reduced, in favor of email quips consisting of
a few sentences or even just a few words.
:0. more materialism, less spirituality, secular society
:1. atrocities of the modern era ...
a) "organ harvesting in China" (wiki & google)
b) genital mutilation, Africa, wiki: "female genital cutting"
c) breast ironing, Cameroon, wiki: "breast ironing"
d) wife burnings, Indian subcontinent, wiki: "bride burning"
e) sexual slavery, worldwide
f) nuclear and chemical weaponry
h) electric chair
:2. atrocities of past eras ...
a) foot binding
b) burning at the stake
c) blood sports (gladiators, etc.)
d) blood letting, human sacrifices to the Gods
f) the stocks
g) the rack
:3. walls, past, present, future ...
a) Berlin, Germany
b) Great Wall of China
d) Belfast, Northern Ireland "peace lines"
:4. modern warfare ...
a) war is getting deadlier, costlier, and more energy
wasteful, than at any time in history
b) civil war
c) guerrilla war
d) resource war
e) religious wars & crusades
f) germ factories
g) biological weapons
h) pre-emptive strike policies
:5. posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
:6. Jevons paradox
:7. occam's razor \\ockham's razor
:8. prisons ...
b) USA, highest inmate population in the world, ~2.5 million
c) USA, " on a percentage basis, 756/100,000 (1 in 132)
:9. nature deficit disorder ...
a) Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from
b) a:Louv, Richard
;0. utility lines & poles, unesthetic & unsightly ...
a) \\electric lines power lines utility poles
;1. deaths from medical mistakes
;2. genetic engineering, gene splicing, gene therapy
;3. game theory, per Rusty
;4. general systems theory, see wiki article "systems theory"
;5. oil & gas drilling in Rocky Mountain West ...
;6. nuclear energy, as a possible transition mechanism
;7. survival of the fittest (ref Rusty email, copies, 05/01/07)
;8. obesity, fat, overweight people, especially in first world
;9. food & nutrition, out of balance ...
a) deficiencies, toxicities, pesticides, herbicides, refined
foods, resulting in chronic illness, degenerative diseases,
b) Udo, p 319: Nutrient Enrichment: "Since most of our foods
are not garden-fresh, sun-ripened, organic, in season, and
locally grown, and since we live in an environment polluted
with lead, cadmium, smoke, carbon monoxide, plastics,
pesticides, and other toxins (and if we smoke, drink
alcohol, and use toxic recreational or pharmaceutical
c) fast food, junk food
d) genetically modified foods, genetic engineering
e) biotechnology, GMO's (Monsanto's Roundup Ready seeds)
f) food poisoning, foodborne illness, outbreaks ...
1) spinach, carrot juice, tomatoes
2) E coli, salmonella, etc.
g) mercury poisoning, especially among Inuit
h) trans fats, hydrogenated oils, causing heart attacks
<0. family farms, small farms ...
a) loss of to corporate agribusiness
b) farmers committing suicide, India, etc.
<1. hybrid vs. non-hybrid seed supply \\sterile seeds ...
a) museletter #110: hybrid seeds, etc.
b) google: norway doomsday vault (seed bank)
<2. hunger, starvation, food stockpiles dwindling ...
a) rice yields plunging due to global warming
<3. food versus fuel concerns ...
a) ethanol demand raising price of corn in USA
<4. health decline, poor health, chronic illnesses ...
a) due to poor diet, unhealthy environment, lack of exercise,
<5. disease, increasing rates of ...
a) heart attack
<6. carcinogens increasing in atmosphere, causing cancer
<7. toxic substances in cosmetics
<8. divorce rates high in USA, no-fault divorce
<9. energy density
=0. energy waste, inefficient energy use, SUV's, Hummers
=1. acid rain
=2. wildfires, human caused fires ...
a) including "controlled burns" that run amok, e.g. Cedar
Fire, CA, Los Alamos, NM, 2007 southern Cal. fires.
b) coal seam fires (mine fires), many human caused
c) peat fires, many human caused
d) contributing to increased carbon and CO2 levels
=3. pest species, damage from introduction of insects, pests
=4. overgrazing \\over grazing
=5. automobile congestion, traffic jams, gidlock, car culture ...
a) spending hours commuting daily
b) Bangkok, people living in their cars
=6. light pollution, over illumination
=7. excessive marketing, advertising ...
a) artificial creation of wants, far beyond actual needs
b) marketing targeted at children
d) junk mail
=8. identity theft, online phishing
=9. suicide, high rates of, especially among ...
a) teens, active and former military, Japanese
>0. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, ANWR
>1. feed lots, stinky fumes, bad odors
>2. unsightly, ugly ...
a) strip mines, mountaintop removal, junkyards, refineries,
>3. natural disasters, increased scale & frequency of human caused
>4. invasive species \\weed species weedy species
>5. methane emissions from cattle/animals
>6. long lines, telephone hold times, wait times ...
a) in USA, former Soviet Union, etc.
b) post offices, DMV
c) technical support, customer service
>7. poor and non-existant service and support ...
a) technical support, customer service
b) untrained personnel
c) cannot understand " due to accents and language barriers
d) long hold times
e) dropped calls, then no callbacks
f) no support at all, call or email, no callback, no reply
g) nobody home, companies & a planet on autopilot \\auto pilot
>8. quality of manufactured goods going down ...
a) Lots of junk on the market, often doesn't even make it thru
the manufacturer's warranty period!
b) planned obsolescense
c) things don't work, products are poorly engineered & tested
d) quality control is worse or non-existant
>9. multitasking, operating 24/7, three shifts, lack of focus ...
a) lack of sleep, global economy demands, instant messaging,
all resulting in low quality and frazzled human beings
?0. police brutality, police state/authoritarian regimes ...
a) to varying extents in many countries
?1. crumbling infrastructure in USA ...
a) Hurricane Katrina
b) Manhattan steam pipes explode, 2007
c) Minneapolis I-35W bridge collapse
d) Alamosa, Colorado water system, 2008 salmonella outbreak ...
1) "Of 50 miles of pipeline, 30 are cast iron and much of it
has been in place since the Great Depression."
?2. jails overcrowded \\jail overcrowding
?3. federal budget deficit, counted in trillions of dollars (USA)
?4. mountain pine beetle infestation, Colorado, USA ...
a) may be climate related, may be present elsewhere
?5. entertainment industry provides addictive escape/distraction ...
a) from the pain of our dysfunctional civilization. We are
addicted to being entertained by an endless barrage, all as
b) war and diaster as "entertainment" on mass media ...
1) CNN: "This week at war"
c) doom and gloom as "entertainment" on mass media ...
1) CNN: "Planet in Peril"
2) massive coverage of 9-11, Katrina, San Diego wildfires
d) the courtroom as "entertainment" on mass media ...
1) Judge Judy, etc.
2) O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, trials
e) megachurches & tv ministries become entertainment venues
?6. loss of solitude, quiet places
?7. loss of wilderness
?8. depleted uranium
?9. social security system bankrupt, USA
@0. high taxes
@1. again baby boomers, strain on system
@2. coal fired power plants increasing, especially in China
@3. red tides, algae blooms
@4. Pre-emptive strikes policies, USA, others?
@5. whistleblower intimidation
@6. carbon sequestration
@7. Heavy metal contamination
@8. PCB contamination (Polychlorinated biphenyl), banned in 1970's
@9. dangerous chemicals concentrating in humans ...
a) and other species
A0. Methane hydrate mining
A1. birth defects
A2. globalization, corporate rule, WTO
A3. corporate conscience, ethics, behaviors, lack of (The Corporation)
A4. lobbying, cronyism, between governments and corporations
A5. pornography, aberrant sexual behaviors and morals ...
a) loose sexual morality
b) resulting practice of legal and illegal abortion
A7. television commercial breaks running longer and longer ...
a) as revenue drops to the Internet, iPods and other forms of
A8. television violence \\violence on tv
A9. innundation of low lying islands and coastal areas ...
a) forcing relocation of populations
B0. hate, hatred, hate crimes: ethnic, racial, religious, nationalistic
B1. apartheid policies
B2. boredom, lonliness
B3. lies, lying, manipulation, personal exploitation
B4. child abuse and neglect ...
a) in the home, in the church, around schools
b) sexual predators on the Internet
B5. automatic waste of water and electricity on the rise ...
a) automatic doors
b) automatic flush toilets and urinals
c) automatic water faucets
d) automatic feed paper towels
B6. GNP (US Gross National Product) provides poor accounting of real ...
a) economic and environmental planetary health
B7. artificial everything: lighting, materials, intelligence, food, etc.
B8. The Myths of Biofuels (@bm.xls), hydrogen economy
B9. illegal immigration, illegal aliens, border fence in USA
C0. tasers, new non-lethal weapons technology
C1. patenting of organisms
C2. illegal mining and lumbering
C3. illegal dams
C4. insurance losses rising
C6. radon gas poisoning
C7. toxic buildings
C8. toxic toys, especially from China
C9. litigious society in the extreme, lawsuits, litigation, sue-happy
D0. city sprawl, habitat loss forcing animals into cities ...
a) tigers, monkeys, elephants, etc.
b) 20k monkeys in Delhi, India, big problem
D1. inner city decay, slums
D2. many laws & tax codes encourage consumption and waste
D3. human rights violations worldwide
D4. security firewalls everywhere ...
b) coded entry
c) swipe entry
d) badges and ID systems
e) hidden cameras, Brave New World, "Big Brother is Watching You"
D5. buildings must be protected by firearms, cages, etc. ...
a) banks, shops, airports, post offices, court houses
b) bullet proof glass and plastic
c) metal detectors
e) x-ray systems
f) shoe removal
g) wrought iron window and door grills
D6. nuclear accidents, Chernobyl, Three Mile Island
D7. toxic waste & spill accidents ...
a) Love Canal
D8. electronic waste recycling ...
a) planned obsolescense
b) toxic, carcinogens
c) causing environmental and health problems
D9. ship breaking ...
a) toxic, asbestos, PCB's
b) causing environmental and health problems
E0. cell phone radio waves causing cancer, etc. ...
a) @bm.xls: U.S. doctor links radio waves
E1. indigenous lands, targeted for resources ...
a) "The Paradigm Wars: Indigenous Peoples' Resistance to
Globalization" (2007), Jerry Mander
b) With many of the planet's remaining natural resources on
indigenous lands, traditional indigenous practices of
biodiversity preservation have, ironically, made these
lands targets for global corporations seeking the last
forests, genetic and plant materials, oil, and minerals.
E2. tobacco, cigarettes, smoking, issues ...
a) health: cancer, emphysema, etc.
b) land use to grow tobacco versus food
c) second hand smoke
E3. concentration camps, visible & invisible, past, present, future
E4. ignorance and stupidity rampant and becoming vogue and fashionable
E5. human lifespan increasing due to modern medical miracles ...
a) without corresponding increase in life satisfaction.
Result: pandemic of depression
b) increasing burden to developed countries from unproductive
people being kept alive by modern medicine
c) moral and religious conflicts over death with dignity.
people are being kept alive as comatose vegetables at great
E6. health insurance, in USA, 47 million live without \\uninsured
E7. huge dams, for ex. Three Gorges Dam in China ...
a) forced relocation of over 1 million people in 13 cities
b) flooding of fertile farmland
c) altered ecosystems & landscape
A. staffers, people, list ...
1. staffing, policy ...
a) Core staffers that will be writing and setting policy, must
be willing to become generalists, by becoming familiar with
the Specialist-Generalist Database. Otherwise, Plan S
becomes a platform for and endless array of special
2. [I deleted this list to avoid disclosing personal information.]
B. networks to communicate Plan S with, list ...
1. These are called "Type" and/or "Ref" in \ps\Contacts.xls.
2. Consider merging this list w/ saj.pco ...
a) sustainability, change the world, sub-groups (+notably absent), list
4. calif, 2007/8: sd.pco
6. neighborhood canvassing, local businesses near presentations ...
a) Can be used for small one time contributions and even
ongoing support. Solicit both cash and in-kind donations
and offer mention @ plan-s.org + mention @ presentations
8. media: local newspaper, radio, etc. ...
a) like TAGR: I will ... @ ... on ...
b) like getting instruments in NJ: contact me @ ... or via ...
c) if you would like to screen ... or have me talk about ...
9. public relations firms, locate volunteer via New Thought, Unity ...
a) Find a conscious firm that wants to use their skills to
change the world. Ask for pro bono, to eventually work
into a paid and prestigious position.
10. promote via ...
a) google: guerilla p.r. (+wired)
b) talk radio
c) radio PSA's
d) christian radio
e) new age radio, new thought radio
f) seminar book (start promotion list)
h) health food stores
j) what's happening pages in newspapers
k) newspaper articles
11. ASK FOR GET SOMEONE WITH PR BACKGROUND TO VOLUNTEER!
12. does school, church, corp, gov, organization, already have ...
a) an environment, energy, sustainability, SIG, class,
program, etc?. This is also a good place to draw
volunteers, staffers from.
13. does church have youth program, senior program, other SIG?
14. my personal network via email, hna, etc.
16. :paradigm shift, @bm.xls
17. mill.pco (san)
18. rbow?.pml, AGR
19. universities, colleges, high schools, areas around \\university
20. PIRG's (CALPIRG)
21. intentional communities, co-housing \\cohousing
22. free communities, Christiania, Matavenero, Slab City
23. Yahoo, Google, usenet groups, like The_Dieoff, Energy Resources
24. church groups & networks, mainstream, ecumenical council
25. spiritual groups & networks
26. New Thought churches, ^s @bm.xls
27. Unitarian churches
28. Bahai churches
29. Ishmael groups
31. Corporations, Corporate, Companies ...
a) make presentations
b) request in-kind donations, gas, food, cell, (everything I use) ...
1) list @ saa
c) sponsorship, financial support
32. environmental groups
33. futurist group chapters
34. new age networks ...
a) find via health food stores, print directories, online search
35. think tanks, policy institutes
36. city, county, state governments
37. sustainability conferences, fairs, conventions ...
a) like E=MC2, Renaissance of Local
38. relocalization networks
39. humanist networks ...
a) See [x] from Melton in sub-folder "religion & genes"
40. libertarian networks
41. craigslist, Community ...
a) activities, general, groups, events, volunteers
42. wiki: List_of_social_networking_websites ...
a) facebook, facebook marketplace
43. grantwriters grant writers
44. service clubs? Lions, Kiwanis, Elks, Rotary, etc. ...
a) Research them. See if any have a mission oriented toward
sustainability, social change, etc.
C. other lists, etc., not on the staffers or networks lists ...
1. library schools
2. library association: SLA
D. D words, meanings, list ...
1. doom and gloom
2. depression, depressed, depressing
3. despair, despairing
4. desperate, desperation
5. disillusion, disillusioned, disillusionment
9. delusion, delusional, deluded
10. deceive, deceived, deceiving, deception, deceptive
E. Plan S, S-Day, meanings, list ...
1. sustainability, sustainable
2. stability, stable
6. save the world
8. solution box
10. or, copy/paste from here:
11. sustainability, sustainable, stability, stable, success,
survival, species, save the world, solar, solution box
F. Plan S, S-Day, basis and benefits, list ...
1. [Now that pskb.xls exists, see if there are any other major
items to be added to this list.]
2. By taking the largest view (ie. scope, frame) possible, our
current problems get reduced in relative size to almost
nothing. The result is refocusing: away from all the
negative, doom & gloom, collapse, bad news, etc., TO:
building a brand new civilization, excitment for our
sustainable future together, joy, happiness.
3. Happiness, contentment, fulfillment, moves predominantly
from the material plane to the spiritual plane.
4. Occam's Razor: As with Copernicus' heliocentric view (pub.
1543), the gene centric view is applied, and suddenly
simplicity becomes the order of the day. Even Ptolemy
(83-161 AD) stated that the simplest model should be used!
5. circa 1648, 30 and 80 year wars, catholics v protestants,
like Christianity v Islam (westphalia @bm.xls)
6. Collapse finally spreads to planetary management and their
scientific advisors. Widespread worldwide consensus among
scientists, who advise planetary management.
7. Continuing to take little or no action will likely force
the "fast boiled frog" scenario, which will spur a
concerted response at the planetary management level. This
is better than the "slow boiled frog" scenario, which will
not spur such a response.
8. us-them thinking is defeated, as we come to understand our
commonly inherited genetic programming and human nature.
9. planetary management (TWO), is no longer seen as "them", or
"evil". the result is cooperation with this very powerful
group of people, resulting in benefit to everyone.
10. while we can't evolve new genes, we can evolve new memes,
to create the needed paradigm shift. [Nice tagline: "We
can't change our genes, but we can change our memes!"]
11. "telling the truth" by politicians, which has been
tantamount to "political suicide", finally becomes possible
12. worldwide edict from planetary management, delivered via
existing world (puppet) political, scientific and religious
13. re-education for humanity, allowing paradigm shift.
everyone gets a crash course in what they didn't know they
14. legal basis from planetary management, including planetary
constitution, laws, law enforcement, tax structures,
resource based currency and economy
15. S-Day: installs resource based economy and accompanying
memes (new stories to enact) that encourage long term
sustainability, based on realistic prices of material goods
and services (preserving rather than destroying Earth's
remaining, surviving resource base)
16. individuals unwilling to change after re-education & S-Day
(despite benefits of doing so), will face law enforcement.
there will likely be some disruption, however it will die
out eventually as older folks die and are replaced by
younger ones who grow up in the new paradigm.
17. Everyone gets to keep doing whatever they're doing in the
present, and is even encouraged to do so! Waste-ers
continue to waste. People keep jobs. Activists, NIH
types, conservationists, continue on their course. This
helps move us to the day of reckoning faster, moves
planetary managers and their scientific advisors along, and
avoids a "grand age of depression". If we choose, we can
walk away from everything we learn here, and pretend we
never heard it. We can then continue to waste on the local
level until S-Day arrives, without feeling any guilt.
18. Because S-Day and the transition period create a safety net
and softer landing, it is now possible to go into the
largest population centers on earth, and start talking
honestly to everyone, especially the under 40 youth. These
have been considered the areas most vulnerable to collapse,
and have therefore been avoided more than more rural areas.
19. defeats "grand age of depression" (Lessinger/Fiddler) due
to re-education, legal basis, and resulting high degree of
cooperation. The planetary infrastructure changes in lock
step, avoiding the grand tug of war.
20. defeats destructive languaging and beliefs re. our species'
"stupidity, ignorance and greedy natures" & "delusional
thinking", which then become self fulfilling prophesies
that keep us stuck in destructive patterns (of stupid,
ignorant, greedy, delusional behaviors), and creates "human
species low self esteem". Creates high self esteem.
21. defeats doom & gloom thinking and attitudes, that likewise
contribute to viscious circle, self fulfilling behaviors.
We all understand there is a plan and a time soon, when
things will turn around planet wide, species wide. Escape
from captivity: establishes a place to escape to. We are
all gasping for air. Finally fresh air to breathe.
22. defeats Jevons Paradox, due to near 100% conservation after S-Day
23. religion and science enter a new era of mutual
understanding and cooperation. scientists now understand
why religion and spirituality evolved, and are vital to
human survival, and embrace it. likewise, religious
leaders learn the scientific basis for religion, and come
to understand that a natural law basis is essential to come
to worldwide approaches to planetary management, across
religious & cultural boundaries. everyone gets to keep
their existing religion, however most aspects become
understood as allegorical, when viewed from the planetary
management point of view.
24. enter transition period (softer landing) to
sustainability/stable civ. for the long term.
25. allows face saving (i.e. coming out, unmasking) for all
individuals, since everyone changes together, overnight.
Everyone gets to come out of hiding ... out from behind
their many layers of masks. Friends, relatives, neighbors,
employers, co-workers, religious leaders, scientists,
educators, politicians, etc. get to come out without fear
of retribution or loss. We all get to "stop wondering what
so-and-so really thinks", since the millennial layers of
being so completely uniformed (grand ignorance, delusions,
lies, lack of information, internal mental tug of wars)
finally comes to an end.
26. possibility of preserving some remaining fossil fuels for
future critical uses, instead of the present course:
blowing them in resource wars and endless attempts to keep
the party going just a little bit longer (or "at least
until after I die").
27. softer landing, avoiding dieoff: when massive bankruptcies
and job losses do occur (as they must and will), due to
massive restructuring, a safety net is installed, avoiding
freezing, starving. Individuals will have a net under them
while they find their place & calling in the new
sustainable/stable civilization, or simply ride out the
28. war and most conflict at all levels of society becomes
mostly obsolete, as most conflict is understood as
religious/ideological and resource based, due to the "more
gene" (based on our new gene-centric paradigm shift). we
move rapidly to states of understanding and cooperation.
some conflict will likely remain, but at greatly reduced
29. related to war and conflict: "finger pointing", "it's so
and so's fault", "so and so is to blame" type thinking and
attitudes fall apart as we all come to new understandings
in the new "gene-centric" paradigm shift. we all come to
understand that no one is to blame ... that we have all
been enacting our genetic patterns.
30. Re. "need to know, want to know" basis for spreading in
depth knowledge of genetics, DNA, and the scientific,
reductionist, mechanical nature of universal laws. Not
everyone will know everything, just as it is today. There
is too much information in the universe. As in the
present, people who ask questions and search for
information will find it, however most people accept
whatever is fed them by the memes of the prevailing
culture/paradigm/civilization. Since the scientific,
reductionist, mechanical view can be depressing, it will
not be offered in family, school, church. Rather, it will
be taught on a need to know basis, and will be available to
those who want to know, i.e. seek it out.
31. brings focus, vision and efficiency to the present
confusion, cacaphony, unfocused and tremendously wasteful
squandering of energies, as so many people spin their
wheels persuing ineffective "remedies" to all aspects of
collapse, mostly due to lack of information (i.e. the
"green movement", being uninformed, Jevons Paradox
unaware). Great example: Carolyn Baker writes
"I cannot help but note that as the Titanic was sinking it
would have made no difference if hundreds of its passengers
had collected endless buckets of water the ship had taken
on and emptied it back into the sea, but it may have
provided them with a momentary sense of participating in a
32. paradigm shift, planned, rapid, controlled (with softer
landing transition) ... versus ... unplanned, slow, messy
and excrutiatingly painful (collapse, dieoff & eventual new
civilization arising from the ashes).
33. Plan S will have great appeal to many individuals in the
"planetary management cadre", who have been positively
affected by TAGR, Psycho-Cybernetics, and lead spiritual
lives. Skim the hundreds of Amazon.com reviews for several
these books (several editions), to realize this is true.
These people will be favorable to a plan that utilizes the
same principles that Hill & Maltz write about, but for
spiritual success, rather than material success. The PDIA
rewrites these books & other major "PD bibles", for our
return to a dispersed energy era. It is important to
understand that they (planetary management) want MORE of
whatever is currently in vogue, based on the memes of the
day. They want to win at the current game, whatever it is.
They want success in wealth, status and love. In our case,
wealth is redefined in spiritual terms.
34. Even if S-Day doesn't occur in our lifetimes, Plan S leaves
a rich information base (database), which can be used by
future generations to enact S-Day or some other version of
paradigm shift, when our species is finally ready someday
to continue its cultural evolution (i.e. growing up).
36. plus, maybe add something about myself ...
a) national fiddle champ, you get champion material
b) no college degree, free to think outside the box
c) had massive time to study due to v.s. lifestyle and world travel
d) generalist thinking
e) focus on hope, attitude changing
f) personal development angle
G. Religion, lists ...
1. Plan S definition of religion ...
a) See science def. below. Religion is all knowledge that
isn't scientific per Plan S def.
2. importance of, positive aspects ...
a) genetic adaptation, great survival advantage
b) persistence against tribal enemies during battle
c) persistence against forces of nature
d) common belief system, tribal social cohesion
e) low energy, spiritual path to happiness, contentment, fulfillment
3. problems with, negative aspects ...
a) inflexibility of thought
b) stuck in a paradigm
c) religious wars
d) us-them thinking
e) a means of control, often abused
H. Science, lists ...
1. lots of duplication here:
2. re science, religion, and the need for agreement ...
a) We need a means of reaching agreement on a wide variety of
subjects, prior to coming up with a way to live sustainably
under planetary management.
b) The modern scientific method is the only known method ever
devised by humans for reaching a high degree of agreement
on any subject, across geographical, political, religious
and cultural boundaries.
c) While the scientific method is not perfect and doesn't
always result in 100% agreement, after sufficient time for
testing and assimilation, it often reaches 99%+ agreement.
The very best religion can claim is shown in the
adherents.org pie. But this is a best case, since there is
so much infighting within religions.
3. Plan S definition of science ...
a) A method of arriving at knowledge that produces massive
agreement among scientists across:
b) cultural, religious, geographical and political (boundaries)
c) that can be used as a basis for common agreement, as we
build a sustainable civilization for the long term.
4. Plan S reason for this definition ...
a) To establish a basis of agreement among planetary
management's scientific advisors on the coming post S-Day
5. importance of, positive aspects ...
a) only known basis for agreement across all scopes
6. problems with, negative aspects ...
a) Scientists often act like their religion counterparts.
They covet their own theories, and reject other's theories.
I.e. they enact their genetic programs.
b) Scientists often find, say, and write, what they are paid
to find, say, and write.
I. science explains religion, list ...
1. A reductionist view of religion, spirituality and the
metaphysical world, from a scientific and evolutionary
point of view.
2. list from smallest entity to largest entity:
3. particle, electron/proton/neutron, atom, molecule,
macromolecule, DNA, base pair, genetic code (codon), amino
acid, protein, brain, amygdala, limbic system, emotions,
A. journal, running notes ...
1. when presenting, for each slide or concept ...
a) Was this new info?
b) Yes: rate -5 -1 0 +1 +5 ...
1) -5 strong neg prominence, leave it out (or strong disagreement)
2) -1 low neg bearing
3) 0 no bearing
4) +1 low pos bearing
5) +5 strong pos bearing, high prominence in future presentations
2. don't give in to move left or use buffered language ...
a) Instead, list the caveats, and point out that action
probably won't come until the pain is so great that a
critical mass of the wealthiest realize that a dramatic
change must take place. They will need a plan.
b) ref news article on addiction, and how they really need to
be in the gutter to act!
c) In regards to S3, If I compromised, it would be easier to
just advertise dieoff.org, since Jay already has the bases
covered. The only big issues Jay misses are PDI and
d) This is why S3A and S3B are necessary. Most people will
reject S3B since they are unable to handle one or more of
the caveats. In this case, they have S3A to turn to, to
build their own plan. However, I know of no way to create
a sustainable planetary society except for S3B, and I
prefer to shoot for the stars. It will be possible to do
better than we did in Epochs 1 & 2 by applying building
blocks from S3A in localized sustainable societies, and
this will be beneficial.
3. admitting we (USA) were wrong? ...
a) We have already done so with the Native Americans, African
Americans, interred Japanese, Darwin, so what would
preclude us from doing the same with evolution? So maybe
evolutionary psychology does have a chance.
4. lay foundation, for others to build on in future ...
a) like the Wright Brothers & Roger Bannister did
b) I can only provide the beginning. It is up to others to
elaborate. Since we are all unique, have unique situations
and are re-localizing economies, there will be a
kalidoscope of new ways of living emerging.
c) I provide information, points of view, tools.
5. On the need to acknowledge evolutionary psychology ...
a) before we can apply our free will over the long haul.
b) Without a deep awareness of our true natures (and what has
formed same), we will be no different than the dieters,
quit smokers, quit drinkers. We are addicts, and must quit
as a species. The odds are stacked firmly against us. It
is hard enough to break addictive behaviors as individuals,
let alone as a species. Continuing along in ignorance and
denial, what are our chances of applying our will power, on
an ongoing basis? Next to none.
6. seminar pricing policy ...
a) online - phone bridge - in person, etc.
b) contrary to fix price it due to the quicksand and
collapsing dollar, yet there are expenses in the present
c) 40 yrs of research and billions of work to be done to
effect paradigm shift
d) collect their email addresses, do it for free, send them an
email and request their written feedback and free will
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d) others to look at ...
8. on species extinction, etc. ...
a) re-read Sixth Extinction, see book notes
b) Pimm (p7) says there are 10 million "animals and plants",
background rate is 10/yr. In recorded history we've been
liquidating 100x background. We are now accelerating to
between 1000 and 10000x. 1/3d could be on a path to
extinction by mid-century.
9. ref "Resumes, 4x" re my background ...
a) lots of handwritten pages on my save the world, world
10. understanding and living with collapse ..
a) leave a record for future "challenge > response" ...
1) and the building of a sustainable civilization
b) however, this will require a significant portion of TWO to
"take the long view" [< old note ... so what about
trim tab?]. Perhaps as our species grows up, this will
occur. A big question however is just how a species does
"grow up". Is the only way a species can learn, by
adapting to a new environment? If so, we appear to be
doomed to repeat the never ending collapse cycle.
c) In the present, the order of the day is relocalization.
d) Is there a book/website on the details of relocalization?
Expand what they have started at postcarbon.org.
11. new info to add re change of "super religions" ...
a) See article in wiki on Peace of Westphalia. Significance:
b) vv Note that this text was captured in 2005 or so and the
article has changed since then.
c) It is often said that the Peace of Westphalia initiated
modern diplomacy, as it marked the beginning of the modern
system of nation-states (or "Westphalian states"). This was
caused by the first time mutual acknowledgement of each
country's sovereignty. Subsequent European wars were not
about issues of religion, but rather revolved around issues
of state. This allowed Catholic and Protestant Powers to
ally, leading to a number of major realignments. It also
cemented Germany's internal divisions, keeping it from
uniting into one nation-state. It is the Peace of
Westphalia that is most often pointed to as the foundation
for studying international relations.
12. 04/23/06, "humanity's greatest opportunity" ...
a) driving from 24 hr fitness to MileHi Church
b) Lately have been thinking about the flip side of
doom/gloom, by looking at what's next. Thinking of "door
closes" another "opens" quote. What's next?
c) oil/metals currency vs dollar
d) postcarbon relocalization
f) These are things humanity can get excited about and stop
wallowing in the gloom of losing the exciting but doomed
and filthy fossil fueled industrial era.
g) Driving ... visualizing the Tenochtitlan image. Thinking
about all the incredible knowledge amassed on wonderful
ways to live, in low energy fashion, prior to the modern
age. But also about their slave classes and the many ways
they ignorantly squandered energy in wars and uninformed
strange religious rituals and practices.
h) Now, with our brand new attitudes, we can see all the
factors coming together to create a new wonderful era for
1) We found the fossil fuels and finally learned the basic
natural laws that govern our universe. We don't have to
focus on our ignorant use of these resources, anymore than
we have to focus on other ignorant behaviors from other
eras. Focus on the positive aspect of all the knowledge we
2) We can now go back thru the past 40,000 years of our
species experience, and pick the best stuff.
Hunter-gatherer, Sumer, Egypt, Greece-Rome, Aztec, Inca,
Maya, Western Civ. There are hundreds if not thousands of
cultures that can be studied worldwide and thru the ages,
each with valuable wisdom about how to live joyous, happy,
fulfilling, content lives, without squandering tons of
3) We are finally aware of our genetic makeup, and can take
purposeful action based on same, to extend our
4) We can eliminate most reasons for war, which has been
primarily fought over religious differences and resources.
This confers great energy savings.
5) We can finally get efficient in our energy use.
6) We can minimize the pain of paradigm shift, by all shifting
together (S-Day), rather than the haphazard meandering
muddling processes of the past.
i) So many will think, "That's IMPOSSIBLE ... 6.5 billion
change all at once!" But now it's time to apply PDI. If
we think impossible, of course it will be.
j) We think possible and ask how? The universe will answer
us. There is no known natural law that prevents 6 to 10
billion individuals from creating a paradigm shift all
k) So stop focusing on all the doom/gloom, peak oil, war,
collapse, etc. That focus just perpetuates, and creates
self fulfilling prophesy. Stop focusing on the pain of the
loss, collapse, losing our "American way of life". Leave
the old paradigm behind, and focus instead on creating a
new wonderful way of living, never done before, and how
exciting it will be to make the shift all together at the
same moment. We get to step into the future together!
13. microcosm of western civ: smartest guys in the room
14. on discovering "who we are" and "being ourselves" ...
a) Individually, we find we are happiest, after a long process
of discovering "who we are", and then "being ourselves".
This is the process of personal growth. When we try to
live life in violation of our internal code, we are very
b) Humanity evolved in a hunter-gatherer tribal dispersed
energy environment. This code is written in our genes. We
are just discovering this, and this information is not
accepted by a good half of us. Until the 1800's we didn't
even know what a gene was or how it operated. None the
less, our species will likely be happiest learning who we
are, and living in accordance with our code.
c) The prevailing culture on Earth today is Western Civ. It
arose in Western Europe, notably out of England (Newton)
and Italy (Florence/Galileo), both solid bastions of
Christianity. While Western Civ. has gone worldwide and
has infiltrated most major religions, it remains a
Christian based phenomenon. Since Christianity adheres to
the creation story, it is at direct odds with the evolution
story, and therefore doesn't accept the gene theory of who
we are. And this creates great tension and unhappiness and
conflict for people who yearn to learn who they are and how
they should live.
d) Continuing to attempt to carry on in a high energy way of
life, means continuing to not acknowledge our genetic
program, and continuing to live in conflict with it, and
therefore continuing to be very unhappy. And yet, the cat
is out of the bag, and especially many young people will
want to live in the fast lane. Perhaps Joseph George
Caldwell at the Foundation Website has a good idea. Split
into 2 small societies, one hunter-gatherer and one
industry based. This way people can learn about our
genetic program, and make their own choice. They can even
go back and forth at different times of their lives.
15. Genetically, we evolved to be politicians and religious ...
a) adherents, not scientists and mathematicians. So we are
not predisposed to think about the metrics of our energy
use. Most of us are innumerate, especially with numbers
and statistics many orders of magnitude away from our daily
experience. Thus we deceive ourselves into thinking
renewable energy will save the day.
16. Note similarities between Skilling/Lay at Enron ...
a) and others who rose to great heights only to fall to low
depths. Napoleon, Hitler, Santa Anna, etc.
b) This is the result of genetic programming.
17. possible writer, Bethany McLean ...
a) parallel fraud and collapse of Western Civ. with Enron
b) human nature, selfish gene, young, exc writer, attracts
filmmakers, people story, investigator, likes to understand
how things really work, doesn't appear to have a political
agenda, understands self delusion
18. Stanley Milgram, early 60's ...
a) Milgram experiment
b) characteristics of evil people
c) "50% of subjects were willing to shock to the death so long
as the commands came from a seemingly legitimate source"
19. Yeast dieoff curve, saw in Heinberg's video ...
a) at BVR public meeting 05/15/06, Boulder.
20. 06/02/06, new way of thinking (einstein, fuller) ...
a) air clean, sex dirty (sex: fun on low energy)
b) solar car races, across Australia, USA ...
1) having fun on low energy budget
c) up phase of fossil fuel era ...
1) FUN: most happiness by wasting as much energy as possible!
d) down phase of fossil fuel era ...
1) FUN: most happiness by conserving as much energy as
2) Question: How can we have the most units of fun per unit of
energy expended? SEX!
e) new way of thinking: checkout parties
f) Everything that was verboten and blasphemous now comes up
for consideration and use, as we move to a whole new way of
21. singularities ...
a) fossil fuel/hydrocarbon era
b) conquistador's gold export era
d) one-time events during human development never to be
repeated ... what are others?
22. all change at once, overnight paradigm shift ...
a) Likely I already have a slide on this.
b) cruise ship: day > eve
c) winter > summer
d) culture to culture changes in attire
e) How weird to cross dress! Likewise, how weird and
inappropriate to try and put a tenet or facet of one
paradigm into another paradigm.
f) Imagery: Inappropriately cross dressed people.
23. re: uninformed ...
a) from generalized uninformed (glw1)
b) to specialized uninformed (glw2)
c) future: to generalized informed (glw3)
d) ? DOES THIS MEAN that I have a new entry in the glw1-3 slide?
24. Thomas Kuhn, Paradigm Shifts
25. wiki: Scientific Method
26. where ff=fossil fuels/hydrocarbons ...
a) ff were put there for a reason: we get informed! Should we
go back to our uninformed ways, or move forward into an
informed future? Why were these ff put here anyway?
Perhaps so we could become informed and live the rest of
our species span in an informed state.
27. 2001: A Space Odyssey, inspiration ...
a) is a mini version of GLW1-3. Dawn of Man is 1, space
travel is 2, newborn child at end is 3.
b) Re my "spaceman" orientation, this is a spiritual journey
... taking humanity into the next realm.
28. JUST START TEACHING WHAT I KNOW AND PUT THE CAN OUT ...
a) have "overview/beginner sessions"
b) then a rotating specialist session with details that folks
can pop in on anywhere in the middle, as long as they have
the overview/introductory session behind them
29. re "this is impossible" "this guy is crazy" ...
a) I understand this mantra. Been there, done that. But it
is the mantra itself that stands between possibility and
impossibility. Change it to: "this is difficult but
possible". The mind starts asking for answers, plans,
ways. With the former mantra, there is no looking.
Instead we take actions to insure further impossibility.
Humans are reknowned for doing impossibly difficult things.
b) Saving the world is all mental ... it's how we use our
30. attitude, doom and gloom v greatest opportunity ever ...
a) glass half empty or full?
b) I present info on specialties.
c) Reader installs attitude. They will see what their
attitude allows them to see.
d) Go to the ink blots analogy from Miller, How to Want.
e) If having trouble, review "the mind" from 3 point triangle:
ev psych, neuroscience, PDI.
f) Everything we create as a species is the result of our
collective mind and its attitude. Start with yours!
g) From PD to SD: pers dev > species dev!
31. species modeling, per Tony Robbins ...
a) If individuals can model, why can't species? Have we ever
done something like S-Day in the past? Yes. Big list at:
saj: overnight changes, rapid, violent, list
b) We can also model past successful civilizations. Look at
what kind of policies produced longevity and success in
civilizations, and model that. Miller talks about this to
some extent. Look how China did it for thousands of years.
c) Move from impossibility to possibility!
32. video/workbook production ...
a) Goldhil Educational, standarddeviants.com, Camarillo, CA
b) looks like they bought Cerebellum, Falls Church, VA
c) fun, graphics, animation, course curriculum development
33. re ace in the hole: PDI ...
a) re: a "reformed and enhanced personal development industry"
b) reformed, meaning overcoming the limiting concepts of the
past 100 yrs
c) enhanced meaning incorporating latest info from e.p. &
d) ref to this industry as the only ace in the hole we have
against the dire conclusions drawn from the work or Savinar
34. attitude v problem (doom/gloom) & solution approaches ...
a) Do not dwell on either the problem or solution. Instead,
focus on attitude adjustments. Whenever the info becomes
overwhelming, too much to handle, depressing, focus on
attitute, a PDI operative/attribute! Always recall:
b) our problems were created by our minds
c) our problems dwell in and fester in our minds
d) since our problems were created by our minds, they can
equally be solved by our minds
35. classification of information in this treatise ...
a) Due to generalist nature, how is info classified, both
regarding problem & solution? Use dewey decimal, since it
is widely known and used in wiki.
36. WHERE AM I AT RIGHT NOW? How to present ...
a) scan & photograph what I got currently in folders, 3x5,
mp3, computer files, etc. and present this to helpers
37. re lack of users manuals ...
a) We evolved in low-energy, uninformed, environment & didn't
need users manuals to live! Do trees, flowers, lions,
tigers, bears, spiders, racoons, squirrels, ants, need
b) But now that we have the beginnings of users manuals,
should we throw them away, and go back to living as we
evolved to live? A complex question.
38. "Think in different patterns" ...
a) Found in Miller, Chap 4. Echoes of Einstein, Fuller,
thinking "outside the box".
39. March of the Penguins, exc reference for "gene's world" ...
a) view. Here is a species run entirely on instinct that has
learned to carry on in a sustainable manner, in an
environment that we would never dream of trying to survive
b) Their entire lives are spent eating, surviving, and
reproducing (preserving their gene pool).
40. reductionism, part equals the whole ...
a) Dr Weil, Eating Well for Optimum Health, hardback, c/2000,
p 139, para 2:
b) ... "To recommend the use of one, isolated element of a
complex family of protective compounds in plants is to fall
under the spell of reductionism, the belief that the part
equals the whole. Unfortunately, that way of thinking now
dominates Western medicine and science."
c) exc on specialization v generalization/systems thinking
41. specialists feel uncomfortable moving away from their specialty ...
a) since it is what is familiar. It's like visiting a foreign
country with a different language, foods, religion,
customs. We now have to learn all kinds of new things,
which takes effort. Older adults do not learn as easily as
young children, who pick up new information effortlessly,
b) However we must move into this uncomfortable zone in order
to build plans that are general and system-wide. If we do
not, our lack of comfort will be far greater, as vast
numbers of humans freeze and starve to death.
42. Robert Newman site: No Planet B (history backwards)
43. re biofuels, solar energy, alternative energy & pyramids ...
a) Pyramid schemes sometimes pay off handsomely for the
founders and first ones to "get in". However the ones
later in the pipeline and toward the end (when all the
fools are rushing in), lose big time as they pay off the
founders and first-ins.
b) This will be the net effect of the rush to "sustainable
fuels" and the continuation of the big party.
44. re pyramid schemes and con-artists ...
a) western civ: the greatest scam/scheme of all time!, yet the
scammers don't know they're scamming. Confirmation that we
are hard wired for delusion and deception.
45. beginning > middle > end ...
a) To get everyone acclimated to the scope/frames concept,
define B M E for:
46. ref cs96 & media: problem statements with no solutions ...
a) promote the doom & gloom mentality. So dieoff and LATOC
both commit this sin, but are unaware of it.
47. quotes from Udo ...
a) p 316 ...
1) We are arrogant to think that we can just replace the
requirements for our own health, ... convenience of a long
b) p 350 ...
1) To enjoy the gift of life, we must live in line with our
genetically and biologically determined nature.
48. chimp v human dna, 96 to 99% similar ...
a) Miller says we are closer than zebras are to horses.
b) Time, 10/09/06, cover: How We Became Human, p46, top left:
c) "a human is closer to a chimp than a mouse is to a rat"
49. meaningful specifics vs. wandering generalities ...
a) Whenever possible and time permitting, I will be as
specific as possible. However in many cases generalities
will have to do. I must leave to others and time to fill
in all the specifics. You can help by filling in
specifics, and by understanding that in our highly complex
universe and civilization, that no one individual may be
privy in a single short lifetime of all specific details.
A. journal, running notes ...
1. God parodies, etc. ...
a) One of Us, Joan Osborne (au:Eric Bazilian)
b) What If God Smoked Cannabis, Bob Rivers
2. Century of the Self ...
a) See if an online transcription is available.
b) Edward L Bernays mentioned on 19 pages in Land of Desire.
c) Part 3 (deleted) ...
1) self directed individuals, focus groups, inner self, Werner
on becoming "nothing", human potential movement,
psychology, capitalism successfully catering to the
2) The idea that becoming "nothing" is nothing new at all.
But that the old idea of "nothing" is not based on the
gene/evolutionary view. Also on Miller asserting that
whatever your idea or process, it will get co-opted by the
innate genetic desire for more. And so the human potential
movement becomes subsumed by personal development industry,
which creates endless material goods and services for sale.
d) Part 4 (more transcription needed) ...
42:57, Narrator: "It was the effective end of the
guaranteed welfare system, created by President Roosevelt
sixty years before. For many in Clinton's cabinet, it was
also the end of the progressive political ideal that
Roosevelt had represented ... the belief that one used a
position of leadership, to persuade the voters to think and
behave as social beings, not as self interested
Robert Reich: "Dick Morris and the pollsters had won. And
by that I mean, that the people who ultimately got to the
President, shaped the President's mind, were those who
viewed the voters as just a collection of individual
desires, that had to be catered to and pandered to. It
suggests that democracy is nothing more, and should be
nothing more, than pandering to these unthought about very
primitive desires ... primitive in the sense that they are
not even necessarily conscious ... just what people want in
terms of satisfying themselves."
on Bernays, propaganda, giant corporations,
business, true democracy couldn't work, Freud's theories,
irrational primitive unconscious thoughts and beliefs, no
control over own lives, consumerism, responsible elite
manage society, people's desires in charge, democracy as
passive consumers, doggie treats.
Freud, selfish, ideal consumers, we like
politicians, slaves of own desires, other sides of human
nature, people irrational - Freud, businesses very good at
appealing to these unconscious feelings, politics engage
people with respect, people's abilities to debate what is
best. If Freudian, why not let business do it. They do it
better than pols.
politics becoming fully subsumed under the endless
desire for more, defined by our genes and evolution.
5) The same
happened with Boris Yeltsin in Russia during late
90's. Dick Morris types commandered his election, created
TV spots, and Yeltsin was re-elected.
3. ^^ re Ed Bernays, if he could invent and use
a) to change the minds of millions into the Land of Desire,
the very same technologies can be used to change them once
4. Moira Timms reconnect, peg:recv:21 Nov 06
5. von mises on religion & war
6. re life-span & species-span \\lifespan ...
a) we use our individual brains to prolong our life-span
b) so we can use our collective brains to prolong our
c) but not forever! All species go extinct just as all
individuals dies. But we can work hard at prolonging.
7. s-day comparison to handball court ...
a) Can't tell which way the ball is going! Looks identical if
shutter speed is fast enough. The point is that things
will look the same, but the direction will be reversed.
8. short term, middle term, long term ...
a) We already do this as individuals. We think about what has
to be done this day and week, this year and also for the
long term ... say the next 5 to 10 years. We also do it at
the group level (families to nations).
b) We can and must also do this kind of thinking and planning
as a species. It is necessary to pay attention to all 3
time frames. Short term = 1 generation, 20 yrs, medium
term = 5 to 10 generations, 100 to 200 yrs, long term =
species-span, 10 million years
c) Start with largest and narrow. Shorter terms should be in
alignment with longer terms.
d) Individuals may use species goals & policies in personal
planning for their 3 terms. Each individual will have
different circumstances, so will have different choices.
Being informed of what is happening on the species level
will help individuals to make informed choices.
f) YOU decide how to arrange your time and resources among the
3 time frames. YOU decide what your time frames are (don't
use mine ... use yours). Everyone's situation is
different. Then, act.
g) Start with LT. Then bring MT into alignment with LT. Then
bring ST into alignment with MT.
h) Give a few examples. Solicit examples from readers.
i) Right now, we do none of this. We simply work on ST,
without any focus on MT or LT, so most all work of
"activists" will end up wasted in the LT.
j) We focus on next 90 days to 4 yrs out. While we give lip
service to 50 and 100 yrs, we really don't have any
underlying guidelines on how to plan for that, let alone
the 10 million yr view!
9. karma does not excuse errors resulting from lack of information! ...
a) Errors made with the best of intentions out of ignorance,
get no credits in our karmic bank account either as
individuals or as a species.
10. find Einstein baby picture ...
a) We need to watch carefully what we put in our brains, just
as we watch the quality of air we breathe and food we eat.
Look at all the literature that tells us how stupid we are
as a species! We are an infantile species. Do we look at
our infants and call them stupid? Look at the baby
Einstein, or any baby for that matter. Do we call them
stupid? We need to change what we put into our minds
first. Then we might start to see a change in what comes
out of them.
11. good to start off with, Allan Hirsch's village of 100 ...
a) @ recv:5 Mar 01, subj:National Friendship Week. Likely out
of date. Update it.
b) Good for getting a handle on scope.
c) Likewise, compare 100 year human with 10 million year
species. If we're 50k yrs into the trip, that would make
us 6 months old. Or, on a 1 million year scale, we would
be 5 yrs old.
12. on PR, public relations, "make it fun Henry" ...
a) PR, marketing, advertising
b) selling with "sizzle"
d) GIGO = garbage in, garbage out
e) return to "forward gear" from "reverse gear" of last 350 yrs
f) Richard Brenne, Boulder
g) Look at the "bill of goods" we sold ourselves! We have
reprogrammed our minds for an economy of consumption and
waste and we have used these tools to make it fun
destroying our nonrenewable resources. Why not reverse the
process? Switch to reverse gear. Use all the same
psychological tools of PR & marketing to invent ways to
make it fun to conserve our resources and find happiness,
contentment and fulfillment via the emotional/spiritual
plane, as we were doing prior to this insane abberation.
Reprogram our minds using the exact same technology!
h) ref treaty of westphalia and Dick Cheney: "The war that
will not end in our lifetimes." (as a ref. to 30 and 80 yr
wars). Time for another paradigm shift!
i) Tony Robbins: modeling
13. on "make it fun Henry" ...
a) Quinn uses a talking Gorilla
b) Jeff suggests using a cigar smoking Dinosaur
c) how about the space ship parable? equate 13.7 billion yrs
with 100 yrs? timeline.xls
14. doing what is most important, efficient use of limited resources ...
a) So much of the sustainable living movement is misallocating
and wasting precious resources, out of lack of information.
We all have to look at our available resources, lack of
time, and pressing need to get plans on the table and
b) Look at human hours invested in the nebulous "peace on
earth", energy efficiency, global warming, etc. All of the
csen "fix-it" bunch, TSB "Group A" bunch. Millions and
billions of human hours are going into ineffectual and
exacerbating activities. We are spinning our wheels due to
lack of information, lack of user's manuals.
c) So much lack of awareness and understanding of Jevons
d) need to develop efficient plan, focus energies, allocate to
the 3 terms (S,M,L) at the individual, group and species
levels. Then we might actually achieve "relative peace on
earth", stop global warming, heal all the doom and gloom
stuff (sab), and get on with growing up as a species and
living as we were designed to live on this beautiful garden
of a planet for the next 10 to 100 million years!
15. on efficiency, about "spinning our wheels" ...
a) spinning and going nowhere, as in Alice ...
1) "it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the
b) spinning and creeping forward extremely slowly (as in ice
and snow on Kipling in Wheat Ridge
c) spinning and falling backwards (as on Big Bear Sand Dunes)
d) receiving $100, getting a bill for $99
e) receiving $100, getting a bill for $150
f) This is what "the movement", "activists", sustainable
living, alternative energy, etc. are up against.
16. Terrence McKenna, per Rusty/Amy ...
a) google videos
c) Time Wave Zero
17. re presentation order \\order of presentation ...
a) and re need to withhold judgement until all puzzle pieces
b) because all pieces of new paradigm are dependent on all
others, it is impossible to discern a perfect presentation
order. This is easy to see from the puzzle slide, since
all pieces fit nicely with one another but each is
dependent on its relationship with several other puzzle
18. re Joni Mitchell's lyric, "We are stardust ..." ...
a) ref liblist3.pco, "Cambridge Encyclopedia ..." quote from
this book, confirming the Joni Mitchell lyric: "We are true
children of the stars ...".
21. re "your plan will fail" ...
a) So because Gene Krantz's possibility of bringing Apollo 13
home alive was way under 1%, because Ernest Shackleton's
possibility of saving all 28 was way under 1%, did these
men give up and sit around and do nothing?
b) Plan S may also be way under 1%, but I am not going to sit
around and do nothing!
c) plus, Plan S is a winner regardless of whether S-Day occurs
in our lifetimes or not. We still leave humanity a great
information resource that can be used towards
sustainability over the remainder of our species span.
d) Joanna Macy quote, @bm.xls ...
1) "Our ancestors back then, bless them, they had no way of
knowing if the Great Turning could succeed. No way of
telling if a life-sustaining culture could emerge from the
death throes of the industrial growth society. It probably
looked hopeless at times. Their efforts must have often
seemed isolated, paltry, and darkened by confusion. Yet
they went ahead, they kept on doing what they could--and,
because they persisted, the Great Turning happened."
22. re doom & gloom v good cheer, attitude adjustment ...
a) I thought of this in reference to Jay Hanson's attitude and
framing, "dieoff.org". If nothing else, he calls those of
us w/ PMA to act.
b) ref Miller, the story about the man on the vine with rats
above and lions below, who plucked a strawberry (p 159)
c) ref Shackleton who faced horrible odds, but acted anyway
23. re Faith: Trust in Allah ...
a) Faith in Action < act!
b) Informed Faith < become informed!
c) "God helps those who help themselves." --unk
d) "Trust in Allah but tie your camel." --unk
e) If Providence was with Sir Ernest Shackleton at all those
crucial moments when they were on the brink of total
disaster, why? Perhaps because they made themselves worthy
by their action.
f) Will we get the divine help we need by sitting around
bemoaning our problems? We need to plan and act.
25. Sustainable Development & Deep Ecology, @bm.xls
26. apply personal development principles to species sustainability ...
a) minds programmed for failure, doom, gloom:
b) languaging like: dieoff, tragedy of commons
c) savinar: present info w/ no solution
27. attitude ...
a) quote from Nightingale cassette
b) show "setting sail", James Caird image
c) show Kranz, "failure is not an option"
d) we need to set our sail, set our attitude
28. >> 2 typical responses are denial and doom & gloom. The antidote ...
a) is stepping back for the generalists, long range point of
view, afforded by maximum frames/scopes. We move from
denial and/or doom/gloom to a closer approximation of
reality. From this vantage point, we can remove ourselves
from denial and/or doom/gloom, and begin to see realistic
rational and reasonable plans to move to solution &
b) From this starting point, we can then move to exploring:
d) puzzle slide
e) specialist/generalist grid
29. Plan S is not about the immediate, local, short term situation ...
a) however it does address and consider it, but in the context
of the long term, global situation.
b) Short term problems considered out of context of long term
scope/frame, is a recipe for more problems, since there is
no vision of what the long term outcome might be.
c) The transition period to Plan S sustainability, is the
immediate, local, short term action. It is completely
within the context of the long term plan.
30. re Lance & Donna, Czech Rainbow, 1995, use of cc ...
a) antidote to culture of waste in one time frame, is culture
of sustainability in another. Also, similar reaction by
a.d. wife in RGV, mid '90's.
b) We are all busy wasting in the short term. We do it
unconciously, unaware, ignorant we do it.
c) Consider the need to waste even more in order to come
together and design a sustainable society.
31. Dickens: best of times, worst of times (quotes.pco) ...
a) we are living simultaneously in:
b) an information dark age
c) an age of doom & gloom (sab)
e) an age of enlightenment
f) We know so much, yet we know so little.
g) We live in a grand paradox.
32. American throwaways, 07/08/07 ...
a) @bm.xls, saved locally too ^s american throwaways
b) "100 million trees' worth of bulk mail arrives in U.S.
mailboxes each year"
d) This is just American waste, not world waste!
33. myopic ...
a) ie. nearsighted: unable to see distant objects clearly
short: lacking foresight or scope; "a short view of the
problem"; "shortsighted policies"; "shortsighted critics
derided the plan"; "myopic thinking"
b) the current 90 day to 4 year window of business and
34. jeff suggests adding to "What is Plan S", problem overview ...
b) My objection is that these are all effects of E.P. and Peak
Oil. Plan S is about treating causes, not effects. Also,
I want Plan S to be unique. There are already plenty of
people talking about and endless array of effects. By
focusing on effects, we start looking like everyone else,
and in the process, lose our USP (unique selling
c) Jay Hanson, farewell.txt, confirms the need to focus on EP
and Peak Oil:
"I can simplify over ten years' work down to two sets of
physical "laws". These laws place harsh limits on what is
possible for us: #1 ENERGY LAWS, and #2 BIOLOGICAL
EVOLUTION LAWS. For purposes of sustainability, nothing
35. Flatland, Abbott, see book and DVD, great for paradigm shifting
36. Flatland: what I call specialty or discipline, he calls dimension
37. TAGR: \dr\tagr\Chapter3.htm, on crime, just substitute "waste" ...
a) "When men first come into contact with crime, they abhor
it. If they remain in contact with crime for a time, they
become accustomed to it, and endure it. If they remain in
contact with it long enough, they finally embrace it, and
become influenced by it."
38. benefits of getting this info perspective from a hobbyist, ...
a) outside of the college, university, think tank, policy
institute, government, political, religious spectrum, not
funded by any foundation or philanthropic source:
b) The only biases here are my own personal ones. Anytime
info comes from a professional, funded source, there are
strong biases coming from that source. Funded sources
research, conclude and write, what they are paid to
research, conclude and write.
c) Also, my 50/50 left/right brain (math/computer, creative
d) History is written by the victor.
e) Research reports are written by the funded.
f) Related: See the 2 articles @bm.xls ^s "hard-wired". Note
slight differences in lingo, whether coming from the
39. Al-Jazari, inventor ...
a) mechanical engineer, camshaft, reciprocating engine
b) @bm.xls ^s Al-Jazari
40. Mises and Malthus @ www.mises.org, @bm.xls ...
a) article re Mises on carrying capacity
41. scope: presentation angle ...
a) long term view, species span, 1 to 100 million years
d) plenty of others working on short and medium term views
e) offramp to short and medium term views
f) looking for others interested in l.t. view
42. Pope to youth: Save planet 'before it is too late', @bm.xls
43. How do you fix something that's broken, if you don't know ...
a) how it works, or what makes it tick? You can't, which is
why nothing we have tried has worked. With E.P., and
putting genes and DNA at the center of things, we finally
get to understand how life works, and how our brains work.
Now, we can build plans that might actually work!
44. Janaia, 09/30/07, re airplane off course 99% of the journey ...
a) This is likely another fabrication of the PDI like the Yale
story. Were the airline pilots ever consulted?
b) The actual # is totally dependent on where the threshold of
"off course" is set. Or, at what threshold corrections are
c) Would a pilot climb into a cockpit and takeoff without
understanding how the thing worked? We are only learning
how our brains work at this time.
d) There is no common vision of where we are going, so how can
we plot and steer a course toward a vision (goal) we do not
45. re "more gene", and evolution in dispersed energy environment ...
a) Since we (and all species of life) evolved over billions of
years in a dispersed low energy environment, we naturally
developed a "more gene" rather than a "less gene". Had it
been the other way around, I think we would have either
developed a "less gene" or life never would have taken off.
b) Since we operate largely off of our genetic instinct, and
we haven't had users manuals, we are not adapted to
operating in this high energy fossil fueled environment, so
we are destroying it. Our only hope is to use our brains
to understand this situation and intentionally act in
contravention of our innate genetic programming.
46. languaging and imaging: "us" as a meme, instead of "us-them" ...
a) Dali Lama in recent Oct, 2007 visit to Bloomington, IN:
b) In his sometimes broken English, the Dalai Lama questioned
the role of violence in society: "When you look from space
at this small planet, there is hardly a justification to
problems, environmental issues and overpopulation
may plague the world, but they can be overcome, he said,
when people think of the "whole group" as one entity.
new reality, the concept of 'we' or 'they' is no
47. child psychology, child psychologists ...
a) know how to treat children. Do they tell us to tell kids
they're stupid? No. We treat our childlike species in all
the ways we are taught NOT to do by our child
psychologists. Perhaps we should consult with them and
apply their teachings to our species!
48. Re: S-Day, nothing changes but direction, from quotes.pco ...
a) "The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, ...
1) but in what direction we are moving."
--Oliver Wendell Holmes
49. prepare for best or worst case scenario? ...
a) Ran Prieur wrote in email of 7 Oct 07 ...
1) i also think the crash and the dieoff have been overrated.
the more i study it, the more i think we're going to get an
economic crash, and a slow decline in population and energy
use. there will be local catastrophes, but no global ones
other than a painful adjustment when economic growth is no
b) So what do we plan for? Best or worst? And how do we
evaluate which scenario is best or worst anyway? One view
is that "what is worst for WC3" is actually best for
humanity in the long run. So far, we have been stretching
the party out, and it has been devastating.
c) My thought is to prepare for the worst crash, short of
nuclear, asteroid, etc. If we have overprepared, it can
never hurt us ... rather it will be helpful.
50. scales, scaling, options for representing numbers on huge scales ...
a) arithmetic (to show impossibility of using arithmetic)
b) e.o. wilson method in The Sixth Extinction
c) logarithmic, as in \ps\Earth's_natural_wealth_img2.jpg
51. Mother Teresa: "This is the poorest place ...", quotes.pco
52. importance of getting vital info onto acid-free paper, ...
a) into libraries, and especially in or near the remote areas
most likely to survive the deepest crash.
b) If we keep putting information onto hard drives all over
the planet, and we lose the grid and/or the global currency
system, then all this writing, blogging, etc. will be
looked back upon as a massive exercise in word masturbation
at the end of the party.
53. resignation: What a Way to Go ...
a) travel blog: We spoke of many things in Vancouver, of hopes
and plans and dreams, of hopelessness and planlessness and
b) from the drydipstick.com review: "face that death with
honor, knowing that we have tried everything we could to
right the wrongs that we ourselves have created. If we
lose, let that loss be noble"
c) It's like we're programming our brains for defeat.
54. scientific proof, "never been proven scientifically" ...
a) as an excuse for not taking action.
b) This represents a lack of understanding of what science is,
how it works and its purpose in the world.
c) Theories are just that, theories, however they garner
support and agreement from the scientific community over
time. Since we have no God given users manuals that
explain the natural laws of the universe, our scientific
theories are the best we can do.
d) Ref: \cp\quotes.pco, Einstein on "workings of a watch" &
e) Science provides a basis for wide agreement over thousands
of religious, spiritual, cultural, political and
f) We have big problems. While us "lay public" argue about
whether global warming or evolution are real or provable,
our planet's scientists are in broad agreement on these
things. If we don't take action, we watch collapse
continue and seal our doom.
g) ref @bm.xls, Most Terrifying Video You'll Ever See
55. wilderness survival, Tom Brown Jr, @bm.xls, etc.
56. sustainability, stable, static, definitions, discussion ...
a) Ran Prieur does excellent job @ his saveciv.htm, saved
locally. ^s stable
58. several on how societies change, civilizations change:
59. re changes in morality that will drive paradigm shift ...
a) ref quotes2.pco & @bm.xls:
b) "Even the alarmingly large crowd of people who would rather
show off than conserve will change their habits when energy
consumption becomes an instant indicator of stupidity and
social indifference." --Scott Burns, Dallas Morning News
original article @bm.xls
c) but then point out Jevons Paradox re conservation, but
we're all muddling along. Part of the process.
60. use of religion & peer pressure to modify behavior ...
a) Collapse, Jared Diamond:
b) p 293, last para: "social tradition, same values, kinship,
ritual, morality reinforced by legend & mythology"
c) p 299, 60%: "led from the top by successive shoguns, who
invoked Confucian principles to promulgate and official
ideology that encouraged limiting consumption and
accumulating reserve supplies in order to protect the
country from disaster."
61. Most individuals don't change. They die and are replaced ...
a) by individuals of younger generations who create, embrace
and promote new policies and paradigms.
b) There are always a limited few who are willing to question
their own attitudes and beliefs and to change them.
However most will go to their deaths in denial, pointing
their fingers at others, as they are breathing their last
breaths. Some will simply commit suicide, rather than
admit they were wrong and change. Or, they will be too old
and set in their ways to consider relearning a completely
new way to live.
c) The youngers will be much more likely to embrace change,
even willingly and enthusiastically.
d) Jared talks about societies where the leadership had the
courage to drop old values and beliefs that were destroying
62. So where do we focus our limited time and energies? ...
a) On people and policies that are old, ineffective,
destructive and dying? Or on people and policies that are
new, uplifting and in harmony with creating sustainable,
stable civilization? There are plenty doing the former,
and almost none doing the latter. This is a choice we all
need to make. Why do what is already being done? Why not
put energy in places where it is lacking.
b) Move away from finger pointing us-them attitudes. Move
towards inclusive us attitudes.
63. re focus and doom-gloom ...
a) When we put our focus on the collapse of a civilization, we
end up in doom-gloom.
b) When we change our focus to the building of a new
sustainable/stable civilization, we get energy and it
becomes fun. We get happy, content and even exhilarated.
c) What percentage of our lives are we focusing on collapse
versus building something new? It's no wonder when the
subject of collapse comes up, the room fills with
65. Rusty, Steve, Nick, Asuryah, different philosophies ...
a) different frames
b) differences in languaging (i.e., myth v religion)
c) science <> religion conundrum, genetic bias
d) worker <> management; chief <> indian conundrum, genetic bias
A. pre, caveats, address these issues (from jeff/dave era)
RECORD EVERYTHING !!! SEE BOM @ sah (jeff graef)
2. have them bring pen, paper, laptop, aircard
3. re pain and pleasure, start with pleasure ...
a) Talk about benefits of Plan S, S-Day.
b) Then remind that when going to the doctor, we hope for more
pleasure (benefit) than pain (cost). But, we do expect to
have to pay a price in both pain and often time and money.
c) Ditto with species. We are a sick species. Plan S
includes a cost/benefit component, as does any remedy for
an illness. Defer the pain discussion until later however.
4. I do not like our situation and you will not ...
a) either. Then explain Shackleton, and what he did. Making
lemons into lemonade.
b) "going to doctor" analogy ...
1) Most of us with a life threatening disease, instinctively
get to work researching (on the Internet nowadays) and
talking to doctors, hoping there is a cure, regardless of
how painful it might be. This is exactly what I have done,
and Plan S is the plan.
c) a few best positive quotes to set the mood ...
1) like one door closes, another one opens
2) attitude: For hope we look forward to the door opening and
the exciting task of building something new and
sustainable. Not looking backward at what is collapsing!
5. more on "the doctor" (dog story) ...
a) Memories of taking a dog (Tofu) to the vet in Wichita, KS.
He headed for the back seat!
6. depression concerns ...
a) reductionism/mechanistic view: going to the extremes ...
1) micro: gene/neuron/atom level
2) macro: big 13.7 billion year picture
b) sociobiology: result might be hard to accept
c) sociobiology & jay hanson: catch 22: page193: It is a
difficult subject to learn because we are genetically
biased against knowing our true natures.
d) heinberg, Powerdown: p 141: cultureless wraiths
7. keyword: attitude ...
a) making lemonade out of our lemons
b) quotes: wavy, burwell, etc.
c) crisis: danger & opportunity
d) create aff/vis to use in addition to above quotes
8. I will be wrong. Doubt me & do your own research! ...
a) 40 yrs of research and I never stop learning. I always
look back at what I knew in the past and find that I was
wrong. So I know I am wrong again today. All you can do
is take my info, check it out, add it to what you already
know, and then make your own way.
b) We all have our own individual path to travel down.
9. I could also be right but on a different time frame ...
a) Because I look at the big picture, I can see collapse, but
people with a short time frame may not feel collapse at
all. They are like slowly boiled frogs and feel nothing.
So understanding perspectives and time frames is important.
10. re collapse, depth of collapse, and the frog boiling ...
a) Collapse always occurs either slow or fast. It's all a
matter of perception. And it is perceived as such
differently by different individuals in different frames (6
frames). Many collapses are not perceived as such by
individuals inside and outside the collapsing structures,
because they (the collapses) are happening so slowly in
relation to them (the individuals).
b) In order for S-Day to be enacted, it will need to be
perceived as a "fast collapse" by a critical mass of
planetary managers. This could be between 1% and 90% of
c) It is important therefore to archive information and plan
over a multi-generational timeframe, so its all available
when needed someday in the future, perhaps beyond our
11. knowledge/information vacuum ...
a) no time to read
b) gap is filled by a corporate/government controlled mass
media, so the voting masses are uninformed about everything
in terms of natural laws, how the world works, and the root
causes of our problems
12. generalist frame on 6 continuums
13. specialist <> generalist grid \\generalist database
14. 10 sided emotional structure, locked in ...
a) Take a "fearless moral inventory". ref 12 step
b) Each individual to look at where they are at in the 10
sided structure, the 5 continuums, the specialist <>
15. I have taken the time to read and become a generalist ...
a) over the past 40 years.
b) hundreds of books, periodicals, websites, movies, videos,
c) I love solving problems and the "process of problem
16. no pain, no gain: get ready for a flood on information ...
a) that will be new and painful.
17. TWO (3x), greedy conspiracy war mongerers
18. "the left vs the right", thinking
19. "we can't get there from here", thinking ...
a) We must think about our ultimate destination, not how we
will get there. The how we will get there comes later. We
finally have the opportunity to decide in an informed way,
how we will live on this planet.
b) brainstorming: extreme outside the box thinking where we
think about what a sustainable civ. might look like without
c) if ever tried before
d) how we will get there from here
e) if it might or might not work
g) brainstorming: thinking of ridiculous, impossible thoughts
h) cut all restrictions and ties to how we lived in the past
or are living in the present
i) ask what kind of civilization we might design, having
access to users manuals for our minds, genes, bodies and
external natural world ... and without being tied in any
way to our past uninformed behaviors
k) After designing what we want, it will be natural to hear
that little voice that says, "but we can't get there from
here". Of course we can and must get there from here, so
we reverse our thinking to the affirmative, "we can get
there from here and we must", and start asking questions of
the universe, such as, "How can we get there from here?"!
Then and only then will the universe provide the required
information and path to proceed.
m) Once we decide what we want, we look at where we're at in
the present, and design a transition phase. The paradigm
shift occurs in our minds and attitudes on S-Day. Then
comes the Naisbitt term: "age of parenthesis" or transition
period. But we all get together and change our direction
20. PDI/PDIA ...
a) huckster/con view
b) changes over the past 100 years
c) no PDIA, yet bibles need rewriting
21. libertarianism, small government
22. taxation, subsidies, regulation
23. "high morality" <> "government, law, enforcement"
24. higher power, god(s), existence
25. evolution, evolutionary psychology
26. spiritual plane <> material plane
27. science <> religion
28. individuals: morality, right/wrong, total confusion
29. leadership: traditional v. contemporary ...
a) trad: "political/religious" <> contemp: "entertainment industry"
30. leaving shoes (brain) at the door, start with clean slate ...
a) just for this course, this day, this seminar, this book,
this website, this DVD, etc.
31. a space tourist, analogy ...
a) paying for a trip to the space station or the moon, go thru
b) Prepare for years to enter a completely different reality
than what you are used to, in which virtually everything
must be relearned (like eating and wiping your ass). But
everything will fit together quite nicely as in the puzzle
c) We're already twice removed from hunter-gatherer genetic
program (ag, indus). Now we get to do it again, but this
time we will have the opportunity to go into retrograde and
return to our roots.
32. a good opener ...
a) so many different diets, ways to eat, medical regimes,
b) now, yet another way to "save the world", "paradigm shift
c) Why is mine necessary? There is no other like it. ...
1) It takes the long view, looks at the big picture.
2) NapHill on rising above obstructions as in an airplane
[\dr\tagr\chapter11.htm ^s airplane].
3) puzzle slide: laser pointer pinpoints of light, dark room
4) systems theory, how it all fits together
5) quotes, Tom Robertson's review of A Prosperous Way Down ...
a> Odum brings things together, where others are
content to be expert with parts
b> There is no Nobel prize for looking at the whole
of our world. Those fabulous awards go to those
who are very good at knowing parts [specialists],
with very little idea of how the parts come
d) Discuss scope, frame of reference, and how limited 99+%
e) Bear in mind that puzzle pieces from one paradigm won't fit
into another paradigm. Need to flip in an instant and get
all the pieces fitting at once.
33. we prefer our ignorance and blame others out of it ...
a) Understanding what is going on is not really that complex,
however since we are genetically biased against knowing our
true natures, most individuals will avoid learning the
truth, and if they hear it, will deny it. They will not
know what hit them, and will blame everyone/everything else
out of their ignorance.
B. new caveats, intros, starters that can be used (2007 era) ...
1. RECORD everything to help get presentation order refined
2. REQUEST QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS ...
a) Tell them they are guinea pigs and I need help with the
presentation order. Get help trying to figure out the
order of presentation.
b) How would you explain life on earth to an intergalactic
visitor? Where would you start?
c) However, for some questions, I may ask them to wait until
all the puzzle pieces are revealed, as their questions may
already be answered at that point.
3. re difficult questions and challenges ...
a) invite them
b) use the "Where is this coming from?, list" (sak)
4. invite personal challenges also ...
a) as I need to always be on guard personally and be making
b) use "Where is this coming from?" (sak)
5. when doing live workshops/seminars, crowd control ...
a) ask for personal anecdotes, so its not always my examples
being given. Like if a point is made and someone thinks of
an example from their own life experience, have them
volunteer to relate that.
b) Do this also to save my voice.
6. goals, mission statement
7. psychic checklist, signed release forms ...
a) for weekend (or longer) events
b) People really need to make a CONSCIOUS DECISION to be here,
and to expose their minds to what is being presented. Once
it gets in, it will be very hard to get out or ignore!
c) for minors, get parental approval
d) for WAWTG viewing
e) try and avoid the paper, which is purpose of doing the
"psychic checklist", but have a few paper copies on hand
for those who feel they need it
f) Our purpose here is to come together to create a detailed
and specific plan for a sustainable, stable future. Our
focus is on the future, not the past.
g) I understand we are looking at our past, not to focus our
attention on it, but rather to understand where we are
h) I understand that when one door closes, another door opens.
i) I am of sound mind and body. I am fully capable of
directing my mind and focusing on the task at hand.
8. titanic, violinist ...
a) Wallace Hartley, Titanic violinist, @bm.xls
b) Titanic: no plan, unsinkable! This is a classic example of
why a plan is needed, even if it will not be used. It is
just like buying insurance. With insurance, you invest in
something you hope will not be needed. In the case of the
Titanic, this was not even done and there were nowhere near
c) We're like 5 min after Thomas Andrews informed Captain
Smith. Kids are still playing with snowballs from iceberg
shavings on deck. People are "going out to see the berg".
No one has any idea there's any danger. Ship is afterall,
d) Musicians didn't have a clue what could be done, so playing
was the best they could do. But if they did know, would
they have continued to play?
e) Become the messenger (with a message I don't like myself)
running up and down the hallways of slumbering passengers,
knocking on their stateroom doors, informing, "we've hit a
berg, wake up, put on your warmest clothes and life
jackets, then head for the lifeboats"
f) But do more than just inform of the disaster. Consider the
depression brought on by desperate situations ... no job,
no money, uncurable illness. People sometimes become
suicidal and even end their lives. So it's important to
bring hope thru proposed action plans, to avert that
feeling of depression, desperation, resignation. So I come
not only as a messenger with a message even I don't like,
but also with plans for solution ... i.e. a transition to
g) I'm looking for an article about a modern cruise ship that
foundered somewhere off African coast. The musicians on
board had to save people.
h) Point out our situation is not as grave as the Titanic, IF
WE ACT QUICKLY to implement the transition. We still have
a trillion barrels of expensive petroleum, plus lots of
coal and tar sands, but even so, the transition looks like
an austere, dirty mess, but we can avoid the freezing,
starving scenario. But we must ACT this time. This time,
it's for real. The collapse is underway.
j) idea for quick Titanic opener:
k) Play fiddle, a couple of styles. Maybe show Weiser award
and mention 8 foreign countries.
l) Who's heard of Wallace Harley? Titanic violinist & band
leader, went down with the ship. He was honored for his
bravery after death.
m) Been feeling a lot like Wallace lately (or even like Nero
who fiddled while Rome burned). But unlike Wallace, I've
been studying and planning on the side for sustainability.
n) Wallace really had no choice in the matter. If he had
known a way to save more people, would he have chosen to
keep playing, or put his violin down to make an even
greater contribution? Now, I have such a choice and have
chosen the latter.
o) So the metaphor is: I am presently running up and down the
hallways of our sinking ship, knocking on stateroom doors,
delivering two messages. First, our ship is sinking, put
on life jackets. Then join in to build a new sustainable
ship and help get people into lifeboats for safe transit to
the new ship.
9. What a Way to Go
11. \ps\SoylentGreen.mp3, 1973, foreshadowing
12. HumanNature.mp3, Miller 48 min
14. bradshawfoundation, Mitochondrial DNA flash map
15. Ron Rossway .pps, uplifting slide shows, they run a couple minutes
16. impossible list: Shackleton, Apollo 13, etc (saj.pco)
17. PMA list, depression is natural, how to respond ...
a) We apprently evolved a "depression gene". What is its
purpose however? Now that we understand it, we need to
take steps to keep it in check.
18. 10 sided emotional structures, personal paradigms ...
a) re religion & science, discuss the catch 22
b) sociobiology & jay hanson: catch 22: page193: It is a
difficult subject to learn because we are genetically
biased against knowing our true natures.
c) Both are essential however we have to put science on top in
order to solve our problems. Otherwise we continue in
endless religious wars (as we are seeing today) and
19. anatomy of a Paradigm (shift) ...
a) 10 sided emotional structure
b) puzzle slide
c) puzzle slide remarks ...
1) many things discussed will be 180 degree opposites of
traditional concepts, and will even appear blasphemous.
However when S-Day happens, since everything is flipping in
an instant, they will fit together just fine.
2) See various puzzle diagrams. Ref sak:
puzzle slide variations list
d) re: shocking, horrific, apocalyptic (uncovering, literally
the lifting of the veil), outrageous, blasphemous,
e) examples: tenochtitlan, toto in the wizard of oz (save youtube)
f) consider how to deal with all these feelings ...
1) leave and escape
2) stay and feel them
3) leave and return when ready for more
4) attack the message
5) attack the messenger
6) consider what you didn't know you didn't know
g) experiment with this. see what works best
20. self fulfilling prophesies, doom/gloom perpetuated ...
a) endless problem statements, few solution statements
b) acceptance of our situation, moving past denial
c) looking for the advantage in the situation, making lemonade
out of lemons, building something great out of the ashes of
our collapsing civilization
21. NIH problem, how do we overcome it? [saj] ...
a) lack of vision, lack of focus, no common goal
22. collective consciousness, group mind, master mind ...
a) link in Ran Prieur @bm.xls, Come Together
23. re group participation, if they want to "sit out" or audit ...
a) allow that, but have them sit separately.
24. give a general overview, so they can decide, then break ...
a) so they can split if they want to. then, during session,
fine to take off also, but please try not to interrupt the
rest of us.
25. overnight changes, human planned: Sweden, Westphalia
26. until puzzle is all painted (all presented) ...
a) hold questions and comments by jotting them down. They
will likely be answered as new puzzle pieces are explained.
b) Do ask questions for clarification, however.
27. skepticism: don't take my word, check Google, Wikipedia! ...
a) check out the skeptics list!
30. each person must decide if they want to be here ...
a) and what their attitude is going to be.
b) ref sak: depression list, PMA list
c) This information can be very depressing if you allow it to
be. We do have potent tools for combating our depression.
We need to understand our genetic adaptation for depression
and how to overcome it, especially since Plan S offers a
detailed plan for solution.
d) The great thing about Plan S is it allows us to ignore or
forget everything we learn here, and go on living our lives
as usual until S-Day arrives. Plan S provides hope for
those willing to move to action.
31. Re: Mary Clark & Carolyn Baker's students comments ...
a) ref sak: depression list, PMA list
b) first decide if you want to be exposed to this info
c) if for any reason you are not, leave now (take a 10 minute
break), as I cannot be responsible for putting this info
before people who do not consciously choose to hear it and
take it in.
d) if you do:
e) signed or psychic release form
f) take it all in, but be very skeptical, incase I am wrong
(and I have often been wrong before). check out references
and Google, Wiki, YouTube. read the 1 star reviews at
Amazon.com. check out "the competition", the Julian Simon
g) Then, if you agree with this info, after playing the
skeptic, become committed to PMA, commitment to the
paradigm shift, since any other attitude will mean hanging
onto a sinking ship, a collapsing civilization.
33. re references to books, web pages, etc ...
a) use numbered links like 1001-9999 at links page online
b) use "bakery number" system to assign new links on the fly
in response to questions. I can do it with laptop or
clipboard, or farm it out to a volunteer in the group,
especially if someone has a laptop ... have them email me
c) for book & DVD references, give both amazon and worldcat
34. stacking, another volunteer job ...
a) when I go off on a tangent, it is important to come back to
where I was
b) so explain the concept of stacking, and ask them all to
help me notice when I go off on tangents
c) then either I can stack what I was talking about, or get a
volunteer to do the stacking, and help pull me back after
going off on a tangent.
35. re certain quiz questions, like the Rockefeller quote ...
a) put the quote up and ask, "Who said these words?". If they
strike out, be prepared with a Google link, that provides
the answer. Do the same for any questionable information.
Give the link a number and stick it on the links page.
b) This way, they get an immediate bonk on the head, showing
that the information is real and all over the place ...
they just didn't know they didn't know.
36. re meetings, small group q&a's, one on one ...
a) Block out available time and have them submit their needs.
Then setup meetings in homes, libraries, school classrooms,
37. find out where folks heard about it, which is most effective?
38. action list, sak, go thru @ end and briefly @ beginning
39. re "What can I do to help?" and fundraising, moved to action list
40. re disorganized, not ready with professional show ...
a) \\not prepared unprepared
b) expect it to be out of order, skipping around, scattered,
c) I am an entertainer, computer geek, researcher, planner,
problem solver, and am comfortable wearing those hats. I
am not a public speaker, and have no toastmasters
experience. There are times when we must venture outside
our comfort zones. This is one such time for me. I feel
awkward. To make matters worse, I am presenting
controversial material, and realize I may lose friends.
Please support me in this difficult moment.
d) It's huge, way too much info for me to figure out by
myself. This thing is like the 3 blind men describing an
elephant! I don't know where to start, but will do my
best. Ask questions. Help keep me on track. Help me fill
in the blanks.
e) I'm just as confused as you may be!
f) info arrives 10x faster than I can handle it. typical
pattern: creative flash. my normal "work" is derailed and
I'm off writing, researching, brainstorming, etc.
g) need to simultaneously: make a living, pay bills, take care
of my health
h) doing other things: work in computers, entertainment
i) had to cut it off and hit the road or risk doing nothing
and losing it all
j) no time left to "get it all together and perfect". We need
to act now, and do the best we can with what we've got.
k) I need help! I can't do it all by myself. Need help with
research, writing, admin, fundraising, web, etc.
l) If you see something missing here, it's probably YOU!
41. re boring, not entertaining ...
a) I've spent my life on stage, and know how to entertain.
b) There is no time to spend writing and perfecting an
entertaining script. After the Titantic hit a berg, people
were not concerned with the messenger. They wanted the
c) Pay attention to the message, not the messenger.
42. re languaging, mention importance, PDI, Jay Hanson's retort ...
a) that "things are what they are ... it doesn't matter what
we call them".
b) We all have to watch each others language and correct each
other. No matter how hard we try, we have decades of
habits behind us. I will slip up. Correct me!
43. san.pco & "mastermind draft trim tab" presented ...
a) pick the most important examples
44. Do what I do best, and ask for help with the rest. ...
a) Explain my gifts and get help needed to put Plan S out to
45. re getting the info all at once (one giant shock) vs slowly ...
a) (many little shocks)
b) That is how I did it ... many little shocks. I have only
jumped into ice water once in my life, and I did survive,
but don't look forward to doing it again. Sometimes
however, there is no choice, as happened on the Titanic.
c) Most of us have had the experience of wading into cold
water very slowly vs. just diving in. Or pulling a bandaid
off slowly vs. quickly. It's a similar kind of choice.
d) There is both bad news and good news. Since Plan S is
realistic (not pessimistic or optimistic, ref sam.pco), you
must be willing to hear the bad along with the good.
e) Everyone needs to make a conscious DECISION to be here, and
to understand their level of tolerance. If you don't think
you can handle it, go away. I don't want to push anyone to
suicide ... REALLY! This is intense stuff.
46. introductions, getting to know each other and what we know ...
a) depending on size of group, have them do a quick into, and
get a sense as to what kind of folks are present
b) throw out 10 to 20 major topics and see where they're all
at (1-2-3) in the know <> don't know spectrum
47. sao: assets & liabilities, list
48. Plan S, not optimistic or pessimistic >> rather, realistic ...
a) ref "getting better, getting worse, list" (sam)
49. brainstorm, inspired by 01/31/08 flop @ Heartland ...
a) This can be used for a presentation, web, book, etc.
b) pre: give me 10 min!:
c) We're here to talk about sustainability and paradigm shift,
which has also been referred to in popular culture as
"saving the world" or "going green".
d) I'll be focusing on both problems and solutions.
e) I've been a futurist for over 40 years and have a plan,
which I call Plan S. Plan S is extensive, detailed and
multi-faceted. There won't be time to explain Plan S in
detail. This will be an overview.
f) You are all individuals and at different levels here.
g) Some are toddlers, just waking up to our problems.
h) Others have been into this stuff for many years and are
already quite knowledgeable.
i) Some are really busy and want it all in a 30 second
elevator speech. They ask, "So what's your plan?", and
seem to expect an answer in a couple of sentences.
j) Some want a quick fix or a magic pill. Like "just screw in
these compact flourescent light bulbs or we're all going to
run our cars on biodiesel or hydrogen."
k) Some don't want to hear any "bad news" or feel any pain.
l) Some want to feel entertained, and not bored. They want to
hear jokes and want a polished TV show-like powerpoint
m) Others want to be spoon fed in little bite sized segments.
They feel they can't handle too much new information at
n) Well, as you can see, it's quite impossible even given
unlimited time and money, to prepare a message that would
fit all these requirements, so my task is quite daunting.
I often feel like giving up, since the situation seems so
hopeless. But I keep coming back, since there's an old
saying, "a quitter never wins, and a winner never quits."
So here I am! I've been forced to find a way to be of
value to as many of you as possible here.
o) In addition, our situation is already critical. W. Civ. is
already like a train that has slammed into a mountain at 90
mph, and is in the early stages of collapse. It is no
longer the 11th hr or 11:59. It's more like 1 or 2 PAST
p) There simply isn't time left to develop 10 different
speeches for select target audiences, or to go to breakout
sessions at this point.
q) So, with that said, here's the format for todays
r) I'll give a quick overview of the most important points of
Plan S, so you can get a sense of both the enormity and
multi-faceted structure of it, and then we'll go right into
s) If you're absolutely bored to tears, or otherwise can't
stay put, or need to talk to your neighbor, its fine to
leave the room. It's also fine to come back, but please no
questions or interruptions.
t) The exceptions would be to ask me to repeat something you
didn't hear. It's also fine to ask me to define a word or
phrase you didn't understand.
u) If you need clarification, please make a mental note, or
jot down questions, and we'll get to them later during the
v) Most of our brains can't handle large quantities of new
information all at once. So please don't try to understand
everything here. Instead, just relax and try and get a
sense of the scope of Plan S, since it really is rather
vast and enormous. I've intentionally avoided getting into
lots of details, so we can get thru this.
x) pull from everywhere
y) scroll it all by real quick
z) what plan s is
aa) what plan s is not
50. sorry ... I can't customize for every individual ...
a) as much as I would like to. Every reader will therefore be
mismatched. You will already know some stuff, and not
understand other stuff. Skip or skim what you know and ask
about what you don't know. If you are asking, please
support to the best of your ability.
51. just 5 years ago, just five years ago, in early 2003 ...
a) my own bubbles started bursting:
b) hydrogen economy
c) green RV
e) Peak Oil
f) energy laws, eMergy
g) pre 2003, I WAS DELUSIONAL!
53. three most important graphics to start with:
54. Three View Ranges: Narrow, Medium, Long Range
55. "Know", "Know I Don't Know", "Don't Know I Don't Know" (sam)
56. Puzzle Slide (showing S-Day & Transition)
57. 8.5x11 rough draft in "Slides, Misc" subfolder
A. journal, running notes ...
1. nature vs nurture debate ...
a) Many have already considered this question & I haven't
researched it well. However it appears they both are
important and even affect each other. To what extent they
both play a part in human action, likely varies across the
board. And it is entirely possible that the amount to
which nurture plays a part, is itself under genetic
b) Has anyone researched this?
2. Ron Rossway .pps, re high energy, tech, fossil fuels ...
a) People during the Renaissance had extremely high culture
without any fossil fuels! They were busy just like us, but
they kept busy doing different things. Levels of life
satisfaction were likely higher than today. The same can
be said of earlier civilizations in Asia, Africa, and the
3. Heredity: Structures and Functions of Genomes, slide #9 ...
a) @bm.xls ^s ^^^
b) "Humans are more than 99% identical to each other at the
DNA level. Only identical twins possess identical genomic
DNA. It is the <1% variability in our DNA that makes each
of us unique. In recent years, the variability in human DNA
has been used as a fossil record to study human history and
trace the migration of humans out of Africa as we spread
across and populated the Earth. What we have learned from
our DNA is clear: every human on the planet today is
related to every other human. We all are descended from the
same trunk of the human family tree: brothers and sisters
separated only by time and geography."
4. book: How to Win With Information or Lose Without It ...
a) good title to reference when talking about being uninformed
as a species, and also as individuals.
5. ego centric (self centered) > gene ...
a) see this as part of the saj.pco "centric list"
b) During our ego centric phase (WC2/WC3), we came to believe
there are no limits to how far, how fast we could go, what
we could do, or how much energy we could use. Tony Robbins
wrote the book, "Unlimited Power" based on this belief. In
other words, we came to believe we were not subject to the
laws of nature and could violate them as we pleased. These
were our actions and we now face the consequences.
c) In the gene centered view, we put natural laws back at the
center of our worldview/paradigm, and understand we are
subject to them. We understand that all living things are
vehicles for our gene's sustainability. We must understand
our genes and how they work, in order to understand
ourselves and what we must do as a species to create a
6. Soylent Green, images of possible future if we don't act ...
a) listen to Richard Fleischer's commentary at the end
(1973/2003, 34 yrs ago) 27 1:29:55 <> 28 1:32:56
b) I think these are chapter and timings from the DVD. I made
an mp3 and this is likely it: \ps\SoylentGreen.mp3.
7. re "planetary management" vs "WTO" (GATT, NAFTA), "globalization" ...
a) contrast the Einstein, Nehru, Tinbergen, Caldwell versions
with WTO, TWO versions. Tinbergen @ quotes.pco.
b) i.e. look at the vast difference between the holistic view
of planetary management versus the fear based,
conspiratorial view of globalization
8. why have strange rare bits of information been revealed to me? ...
a) likely because I was open, I asked continually, because I
searched relentlessly, because I refused to even consider
the concept of impossible. My asking may be equated to a
form of religious prayer.
b) i.e. evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, the success
magazine stuff, lessinger, grand lessinger waves, S-Day
c) These things just came to me seemingly without effort. I
don't understand how this works. It is the result of
forces I do not understand. Naphill writes about this
extensively in Think and Grow Rich (chapter14.htm: The
Sixth Sense). This power is not a secret, but
unfortunately it is little known.
d) We can all tap into this power, this force.
9. ask audience for examples of times "they changed overnight" ...
a) plus times when a "group changed overnight"
b) saj: "overnight changes" list
c) So when we hear thoughts of impossible, we can replace them
with possible, and start asking the universe for the plans.
Then, the sixth sense is able to kick in, but not before.
d) We CAN change overnight if we choose to ... if we decide
12. Tony Robbins: humans will avoid pain before seeking pleasure ...
a) Is there any science to back this up?
13. "wolf at the door" vs "wolf at the throat" ...
a) The wolf is at the door, and it looks like we're going to
wait till the wolf is at our throat, before we take action!
b) Cuba, waited until wolf was at their throat, but they did
take action, when the pain was severe enough. The same
will likely happen with the current cadre of planetary
management. The same happened in 1648 with the Treaty of
c) We prefer pleasure to pain, but when the pain becomes
greater than our pleasure, we are spurred to action.
15. balloons, bring a bag of big balloons ...
a) take bets on when it will break
16. tour by draft animal drawn carriage horse & buggy ...
a) between major university library towns, using train or
truck for the long hauls while fossil fuel available
17. On website and/or seminars, display full lists of ...
a) lib*, books, videos, etc. for last 40 yrs.
18. re greed, more gene, taking "more than needed" ...
a) Almost all of our genes and "human nature" instincts were
formed over millions of years in a low energy, dispersed
sunlight, photosynthesis environment. We are perfectly
adapted to our hunter gatherer stone age era (as is all
life), and our brains (genome) have not evolved one iota in
the last 2,000 generations (40,000 yrs). This short time
period is evolutionarily insignificant. So we
instinctively know how to operate in such an environment
(low dispersed energy).
b) The key instinct is the "more gene". It served us well
individually, but also caused collapse of civilizations,
and is also involved in the relentless extinction of
species. These are normal instinctual behaviors. If we
are going to be different, we have to LEARN to be
different, by becoming informed.
c) Since we have these "stone age brains", we have no
instinctual mechanisms to help us cope with the compressed
high energy contained in fossil fuels. We simply continue
to operate via our "more genes" (i.e. greed), and in the
process destroy everything around us. Had we evolved in a
high energy environment, we might have evolved a "less
d) So greed and more are not bad or evil, but part of normal
human behavior. We all have these instincts, and they
manifest in subtle ways. We just don't realize them
because they are so ingrained in us, they have become like
the air around us.
e) Discuss more spiritual experience, more freedom, more
sustainability, as memes that can help us transition from
our present more stuff and more energy.
19. re losing electric grid and world's financial system ...
a) ref LATOC p1, "Is the modern banking system entirely
dependent on ever-increasing amounts of cheap oil?"
b) ref @bm.xls ^s Money, Gold, Precious Metals, Dollar Collapse
c) Chalmers Johnson vid.
d) They are interdependent and one will bring the other down.
Without electricity, no money. Without money, no
e) Newton's third law: equal, opposite, reaction. Show
diagram showing a reverse downward bubble/spike.
f) see sak: myth of relocalization list ...
1) collapse may be so severe due to destruction of former
infrastructure, there may be a dieoff, in which case all
current money/wealth will be destroyed. Areas collapsed
will be reinhabited by people from the 3d world, who never
moved past their localized barter style or hunter gatherer
economies. i.e. "meek shall inherit".
g) Bill Gates, 60B, Oprah 1.5B, Shakira 400M ... if electric
and financial go, the playing field is leveled.
h) Once planetary management starts understanding all this,
there should be great incentive to put their "current
existant wealth" into transition, paradigm shift,
sustainable, similar to what they did in 1648, Treaty of
Westphalia. This will greatly fuel Plan S, so we need to
communicate with these people.
20. re emotional, feeling, depression layers ...
a) we depress thoughts and feelings, receiving this unwelcome
emotional gray goo we call "depression"
b) society/family demands conformity depressing thoughts and
feelings, not feeling them, throwing them away, not paying
c) thoughts and feelings in response to externals
d) external circumstances (trashing environment, peak everything)
e) brains, limbic systems, wired for emotions and feelings
21. ;wawtg ...
a) DVD notes ...
1) Otis Graham, prof of history, emeritus, ucsb
b) Peak Moment 27 min interview notes ...
1) 3:50-3:57: Sally: It was time to start the conversation in
a deep and profound way.
2) 4:50-5:45: Tim: lot of reading, huge stack of books, see
what happened if you look at everything at once, people
were focusing on 1 or 2 issues at a time, question: How did
we get here?, deeply into cultural forces that got us here
and were keeping us here.
3) 5:45-7:20: Sally: symptom of culture that has gone
bankrupt, acquiring stuff, lack of relationship, based on
natural world, creating a culture that could last for
hundreds and thousands of generations, we've lost what it
means to be human [at least she went beyond grandchildren,
but fell short of millions of generations]
4) 8:40: trailer: Sally: We're in a culture of 2 yr olds,
won't look at the limits
5) 10:45: Sally: process of addiction is continually seeking
MORE of what we don't want.
6) 18:10: Tim: no happy chapter, I've been reading books for
decades that end by saying there's plenty of good things
going on, plenty to be hopeful. Reaction was "others are
on it, I can go back to what I'm doing". Clear I couldn't
do the same thing at the end of this film. Humans live a
tiny cramped story. What was a big story that we could
begin to live into? Mentions Joanna Macy's big story that
we could step into.
7) 21:10: Sally: ref Derrick Jensen, putting our picket pins
in, tell our truth, and invite deep dialog. Hoping it will
start a deep dialog nationally and internationally, so
others can speak what their truth is and start to show up.
We're open to where that path is going to lead us. I think
we've all got it. It's genetically encoded. Slow down and
reconnect with those deep parts of ourselves.
8) concerns ...
a> Derrick Jensen: the rich are the problem
Tim: angry and cynical, doom, nothing pos., no solution,
how is this programming the minds of viewers? what is it
22. Miller: solve with our wills or we don't solve them at all!
23. neuroscience: ;Rhawn Joseph ...
a) (old notes) rhawn joseph consulting ...
1) ref our earlier communication, 5 May 05
2) music connection
3) ref TSB
4) ref lifeaftertheoilcrash.net
5) ref jay hanson on EP, farewell, page 193, msg3942
a> my disagreement based on past civ.
b> his total lack of attention to spirit, languaging, PDI
6) cmt: how he researches, classification of info
7) cmt: relation between PDI, EP, Neuroscience, any others?
8) cmt: what the bleep, neuropeptides
9) interest in working on paradigm shift, newciv. if yes, on
what basis? building mastermind. would love his help.
10) ILLUSTRATION/ARTIST WORK? PRESENTATION GRAPHICS?
b) \mnb\google videos\Brain Mind Lecture*
c) #1 ...
1) 34:36-34:55, Fill the Gaps, making up explanations ...
a> filling gaps with really big nonsense
b> Is this where he talks about "confabulation"?
d) #5 ...
1) second half, around 30:00, halucinations
2) 35:54, dreaming
3) 38:21, deja vu
4) 40:34, lucid dreaming
5) 41:02, time, dreams, dreaming backward
e) #6 ...
1) 00:00, limbic system: amygdala, hippocampus, hypothalamus
24. Osteen, Joel Osteen, Lakewood Church ...
b) 11/18/07, Pepsi Center, Don and Debbie Jackson, security
25. re suicide, Bucky, Og, Lewis, per wiki bios ...
a) Bucky: drink and suicide. At the last moment he decided
instead to embark on "an experiment, to find what a single
individual can contribute to changing the world and
benefiting all humanity." some bios say he thought of
himself as a guinea pig.
b) Og: Mandino became an alcoholic ... Mandino almost tried to
commit suicide. He found W. Clement Stone's classic,
Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude, a book that
changed Mandino for the better.
c) Meriwether Lewis: suicide at 35
26. re titanic, lights going out ...
a) Lights were somehow kept on until very close to the end,
but when they flickered off, that was the end.
b) Likewise, when the electricity goes out and/or the economic
system collapses, WC3 collapse will be near complete. At
that point there will be no chance for S-Day, but at least
if we get the info into libraries, future generations in
future civilizations may be able to use it to wake up and
27. Earth Constitution ...
a) natural law based
b) existing political and religious organization continues,
but each must adjust their constitutions, doctrines and
legal systems to the Earth Constitution.
c) Transition period after S-Day to the new constitution.
28. re fear of collapse, pain, the unknown, discomfort ...
a) etc .............
b) review the scope and save the world lists
c) Think about how people in different scopes and frames
identify their opponents. What about the categories:
school, company, club, organizational?
d) This fear thing is all in our minds. It is a genetic
response, that keeps us from being objective and solving
our problems in an organized and methodical manner. We
need to rise above it and we can.
e) We repeatedly rise to fight for and defend, at all levels
of our human experience, from ourself and family, to our
country. We join the military and become soldiers and go
off to war. Certainly soldiers experience fear, and worry
about pain. But they rise above that fear by focusing on
their mission. We must do the same as soldiers for
humanity, life and planet earth.
f) Our enemies on lower levels (scopes) become our allies on
higher levels (scopes). We need to move to the higher
g) On the scope and save the world lists, our highest levels
are our species, our planet and life. We can join together
on these levels, and become soldiers in the army combating
everything that is trying to destroy these things we love.
h) By adjusting our scope, focus and attitude, we can overcome
our fears and stop worrying. We can move to planning and
i) Here is a quote taken from Gore's book. Did this man live
in fear? No, he was a "soldier, fighting for humanity":
"When all the world is in the flames of war, we will keep
this collection for the future of all people." --Dr Dmytry
S Ivanov, Vavilov Institute's rice specialist, shortly
before his death during the Siege of Leningrad, 1942
29. paradigms and paradigm shifts can be compared to cults ...
a) and deprogramming. The cult literature talks about
"snapping", in fact there is a 1978 book with that title
(wiki article, au:Flo Conway). There is both "snapping in"
and "snapping out". These people also speak of
"brainwashing" and "mind control". Similar techniques to
brainwashing and deprogramming are used in POW camps and
b) WC3 in many ways resembles a giant cult or religion,
however we are born into it. There is no need to snap in,
since we are already in at birth. But we can snap out, and
that is what is happening to many people today. Chellis
Glendinning wrote a book about this: My Name is Chellis and
I'm in Recovery from Western Civilization. And there are
people who call themselves "Recovering Catholics" who have
snapped out of this mainstream religion.
30. paradigm shift compared with a marching band by Jackie Hanson
31. music and art as cultural, religious, political bridges ...
a) universal languages ... there are many of these, that allow
us to get connected with diverse peoples. It helps to
bring down the us-them walls, and see others as relatives,
rather than "them".
b) So this has been part of my learning as a musician who has
travelled the world.
32. Do you believe in God? What is God? My spiritual awakening ...
a) atheist, Gaskin's Farm, Rainbow Gatherings, Coconut Grove,
Florida, spiritual awakening, Sarah, my "cosmic logs",
feeling an unseen hand, Rick Hassan, a 20 yr mind blowing
journey. Ref: Psychical Experiences of a Musician.
b) E.P., Miller, Hanson; Rhawn Joseph, Neuroscience, limbic
system, science, reductionism, Dawkins, humanists,
atheists, agnostics. My worldview shaken.
c) Planet, bodies, brains, etc. came without users manuals.
Thinking about the ancients: lightning, eclipses,
earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, planetary movements, etc.
Confabulation, dreams, visions. Explanations from the
supernatural were fitted to explain observed phenomena.
Why not just say, "I don't know."? Afterall, most of these
phenomena were eventually explained by science, now, to
include religion itself!
d) We look in the rear view mirror and think they were stupid.
Yet we look out the front windshield, and continue to
confabulate, just as they did!
e) So there really is no God "out there" running the show.
It's all made up in our minds (confabulation). "The
kingdom of God is within you." But what about all these
current scientifically unexplainable phenomena, including
my "cosmic logs". We are in the very same place the
ancients were in.
f) I am not going to go where the ancients went, for obvious
reason. Therefore, my current definition of God: "A
reference to all the unexplainable phenomena in the
universe, that seem supernatural or magic, that might
someday be explained by science." or "Those forces and
phenomena that humanity does not understand at this time,
via scientific inquiry."
g) It seems probable that science will continue to explain
phenomena for time immemorial. It also seems extremely
probable that homo sapiens will go extinct, prior to
science explaining all phenomena in the universe.
h) See also E.O. Wilson's wiki article: "In his book The
Creation, Wilson makes a case for putting aside
epistemological differences between religion and science
and concentrating on what they have in common; namely,
i) See also TAGR, naphill, chapter14.htm: author is not a
believer in, nor an advocate of "miracles," ... Some of her
laws are so incomprehensible that they produce what appear
to be "miracles."
33. ref Odum/Properous Way Down, p 81, bottom ...
a) "Energy from large areas is converged for sharp pulsing use
by armies, meteorological storms, and public opinion
preparing for political change. They deliver energy of
high quality (high transformity)."
b) This may have implications for Plan S and the big paradigm
shift. Parallels between Treaty of Westphalia and S-Day
can be drawn.
34. Q: Why am I doing this? ...
a) What else to do? The ship is sinking. Do something!
b) God helps those who help themselves.
c) Trust in Allah but tie your camel.
d) Prepare for the worst case, knowing it likely won't come.
This is being prepared.
e) Don't expect the worst case or we'll bring it on. But
prepare for it to get the best outcome, regardless of what
35. We are all "stone-agers living in the fast lane". ...
a) We are only 500 generations from the stone age.
b) ref: Introducing E.P., Dylan Evans, p 46
c) Our genome evolved on the East African savannah. We are
not designed or adapted at all for living in either
agricultural or industrial society.
d) Cosmides: "our modern skulls house a stone age mind"
36. excellent article in "S-Day" folder, from Fast Company on change ...
a) Why is it so darn hard to change our ways? ... New insights
from psychology and neuroscience ...
b) p 59, picture of a frame: "Frames are the mental structures
that define how we see the world. We reject new facts that
don't fit into those structures. So to change behavior,
you have to change the frames."
c) p 60, picture caption: "Paradoxically, radical, sweeping,
comprehensive changes are often easier for people than
small, incremental ones. That's because big changes reward
us with quick results."
d) p 62, caption under rat: "... specialization can breed
B. Personal Development area, PDIA:
C. Personal Development Industry, lists ...
1. Why we need PDIA!
2. PD major bibles ...
c) Strangest Secret
3. merge my research on this, at different times ...
a) \dr\success1.pco, extensive notes apply to both pos & neg
c) bmva.htm: ^s PDIA Research: Personal Development Industry:
d) bmva.htm: ^s ;Personal Development Industry Association (PDIA):
e) @bm.xls: ^s Personal Development Industry
f) PDIA project, started for Greg Reid, Feb, 2008 ...
1) meeting never occurred
2) PD lists @ saj
4) find orig. email w/ 4x items
5) pdia: learn E.P., understand ourselves, clean up industry
image, rewrite bibles, take leadership position
6) the solution box > austin research > csenar/s
7) list of existing industry assns
8) prosperous way down, selections ...
a> p nnn, conflicting policies
b> p 103, information as wealth
9) time line ...
b> PD: qualified, unqualified
c> PD: spiritual, material
d> collapse, decline of the West
10) csencur: ^s by way (leach/lapham) ...
a> turn of 20th century as switching from petrol for
illumination to energy source
b> then: quotes.pco: destiny of mankind, spirits not animals
11) steve jobs to skully: sell sugar water to kids?
12) history of PDI, born in era of rising cheap fossil fuels
13) no PDIA to revise industry tenets, so badly needed but so
little time. need to jump start it
14) swx material/energy plane (waste/collapse/failure) to
spiritual plane (sustainable/success). apply same PD
principles. ref coue, naphill, nightingale.
15) learn about and integrate neuroscience > limbic, e.p. >
16) then, rewrite and provide desperately needed leadership for
the paradigm shift
g) these notes here vvv
4. expand these lists ...
a) by going thru TAGR, etc., and seeing what I missed
5. >> reorganize: Rather than listing pos & neg, ...
a) take each item and analyze it for both positive and
negative twists. How has the industry taken positive
aspects of PD and subverted them?
6. importance of, positive aspects ...
a) all tenets of PD work for both spiritual and species ...
1) success, as well as material success. We need to switch
our species focus from material/energy to spiritual.
b) read Amazon.com reviews, TAGR, Psycho-Cybernetics ...
1) pick important ones + have them pick some at random
2) \ps\psycho01.htm, notes @bm.xls
3) Here is where we get to see the core benefits of P.D.,
without all the hype and perversion that has set in over
c) without it, there is no apparent solution, stuck in doom/gloom
d) problem solving, planning, action ...
1) understanding, study of root causes of problems
2) planning, specific and detailed \\detailed plans
3) modeling (Tony Robbins) "success leaves clues"
4) taking action, acting, working the plan
5) when plans don't work, revise them, or make new plans
e) attitude, positive mental attitude (PMA), optimism
f) attitude of expecting or expectancy
g) acceptance of situations, circumstances ...
1) dealing with denial
2) understanding that fighting against or pushing against
undesirable circumstances, causes them to push back. We
need to accept the present to move past it.
h) goal orientation, focusing, vision
j) choice, being at choice
k) decision, making a decision
l) affirmation, visualization, imaging, autosuggestion ...
1) creating, seeing, repeating thoughts and images of our
goals and what we are trying to create
2) language, languaging: using words that help create, and
avoiding language that does the opposite. Choice of words
m) impossible, "magic", "expect a miracle" ...
1) impossible goals, shooting for the stars
2) I can vs. I can't, possible vs. impossible
3) ^s here for 2x impossible lists
4) TAGR, chapter2.htm ...
a> Remember, no more effort is required to aim high in life,
to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to
accept misery and poverty. A great poet has correctly
stated this universal truth through these lines:
"I bargained with Life for a penny, ..."
5) TAGR, chapter14.htm ...
a> Miracles of the Sixth Sense.
The author is not a believer in, nor an advocate of
"miracles," for the reason that he has enough knowledge of
Nature to understand that Nature never deviates from her
Some of her laws are so incomprehensible that they produce
what appear to be "miracles." The sixth sense comes as near
to being a miracle as anything I have ever experienced, and
it appears so, only because I do not understand the method
by which this principle is operated.
search more, there are others
7) employ the mastermind principle
n) hunches, 6th sense, Napoleon Hill
o) noosphere, Teilhard de Chardin
p) paradigm shifting
q) faith, belief
r) conquering low self esteem, guilt, negative mental attitudes
s) thinking outside the box
t) asking ...
1) asking, Alladin Factor
2) intelligent asking Tony Robbins
3) sitting for ideas, TAGR, Dr Elmer R Gates, Sitting for
4) turning it over to the Universe/God: when we need answers
we aren't getting on our own ... turning impossible into
possible by asking for help from a higher power.
w) mind programming, both positive and negative ...
1) Our subconscious mind doesn't care what we put in.
2) It is impartial, like a computer.
3) We get back what we put into our minds.
4) We are the creator of our own realities.
5) We create our reality in our minds.
6) garbage in, garbage out (minds are like computers)
7) we become what we think about, within limits ...
a> good, but problematic as stated
b> see coue @ wiki:
c> "Any idea exclusively occupying the mind turns into
reality"; but only if the idea is within the realms of
8) thoughts create, thoughts are things, ditto ^^
9) we are like mirrors ...
a> What we see in our surroundings and in others are mirrored
reflections of what is going on inside our own minds. We
create our realities with our minds.
10) doom/gloom thinking, creates doom/gloom
11) self fulfilling prophesies
12) The Little Engine That Could, "I Think I Can" (The Pony Engine) ...
a> I Think I Can ... I Thought I Could
b> versus: "I cannot"
13) How are we programming billions of minds?
x) mastermind principle ...
1) \\group mind, collective consciousness, master mind ...
2) @bm.xls, \ps\RNA Tie Club.htm, RNA Tie Club, sounds like a
great mastermind concept. Use similar structure for Plan
y) on extrasensory communication, ESP, etc. ...
1) ref TAGR, chapter13.htm: All known forms of radiant energy
decline inversely as the square of the distance traversed.
Telepathy and clairvoyance do not.
2) Dr Edgar Mitchell, 6th man to walk on the moon, Noetic
Sciences, IONS, experiments from the moon
3) The Noosphere, wiki: "sphere of human thought". When we
think, we transmit to all other brains on the planet
ab) congruence (Robbins)
ac) synergy, teamwork, looking past differences to similarities
ad) persistence, never quitting ...
1) a winner never quits and a quitter never wins
2) in adversity and failure, lay the seeds of success
3) see "failures who never gave up list" (here)
ae) we are one, we are all us, we are all related, no us-them
af) re pushing against and struggling with obstacles ...
1) They tend to push back. In many situations, it's more
productive to employ passivity and acceptance, rather than
pushing, fighting or struggling.
2) This goes hand in hand with Newton's 3d law, "For every
ag) changing the world starts with changing ourselves
ah) paying the price ...
1) ziglar: pay first, then reap rewards
2) nightingale: putting the wood in before getting heat
3) robbins: plants seeds, then harvest
ai) actions have consequences (Ringer), action > reaction
7. problems with, negative aspects ...
a) disorganized, no industry association (PDIA) ...
1) no communication forum, no internal self regulation
b) no external regulation (except therapists?)
c) PD versus PDI, make the distinction ...
1) PD teaches us to set goals and how to use our minds to
attain them. History shows that PD methods work, and that
almost all reasonable goals, even "impossible" goals, are
2) PD methods work for simple little goals like buying a house
or getting a good job. They can also work for huge
"impossible" goals like transitioning from a collapsing
unsustainable civilization to a stable sustainable one. We
simply need detailed plans, and then to take action on
3) PD is the essence of the PDI. The PDI is built around the
basic concepts of PD. But PD is currently sick, out of
balance, and collapsing with the civilization that supports
it. The PDI must choose to step out of this collapsing
civilization set itself on the right track, before PD
methods can be employed in the service of this transition
d) stuck in WC3 paradigm, thinking "inside the box"
e) bad reputation, con-man, huckster, ...
1) motivational speaker, pep talk image
f) controversies: What the Bleep, The Secret ...
1) See "Matt Savinar's review of The Secret", @bm.xls
2) Byrne's inspiration for creating The Secret came from
reading the 1910 book The Science of Getting Rich by
Wallace D. Wattles. [which of course was at a time when
oil was gushing out of the ground, and Carnegie in 1908
3) Wrong use of "law of attraction":
4) receiving without paying the price
5) see also, notes below re "We become what we think about",
since they guys say nothing about violating laws and right
of others, etc.
g) material/energy focus v. spiritual focus ...
1) external: houses, cars, boats, jobs
2) internal: books, tapes, CD's, DVD's, seminars in distant
exotic places, requiring long flights
3) < 1% of focus has been on spiritual or species success, so
it follows P.D.'s own teachings that we become what we
think about, that we've been growing our material success
rather than our spiritual success!
4) They give lip service to spiritual success, but the larger
stream they've existed in for 100 yrs is all materially
5) listen to Earl Nightingale, The Strangest Secret @ 28:41:
"Some like ministers and priests and other devoted people
measure their returns in the realm of the spiritual, but
again, their returns are equal to their service." This was
8 seconds out of a 31 minute message. Note that this was
in 1956 when the world was awash in cheap oil and new
discoveries, and the same year when M. King Hubbert stunned
his fellow geologists by predicting a U.S. peak for 1970.
h) industry "bibles" & tomes to be rewritten for sustainable era
i) virtually unaware of E.P., and not well connected with neuroscience
j) Yale Study, even Joel Osteen is repeating it!, @bmva.htm
k) weiji, crisis = danger + opportunity, @bm.xls
l) Success Magazine, 50's era trip w/ W Clement Stone
m) Success Magazine, Peter Lowe trip, 2001, failure & takeover
n) Peter Lowe, stadiums, plastic pushing
o) Tony Robbins issues ...
1) @bm.xls, Tony Robbins: Practicing What He Preaches
2) massive fossil fuel use, Fiji, Hawaii
3) financial seminars, options, Wade Cook
4) relationships, wife switching
5) Unlimited Power, leaves it unqualified
p) Napoleon Hill: "Whatever ... achieve", unqualified
q) Werner Erhard issues
r) "flying off course 99% of the time" ...
1) Zig Ziglar used this one. He also used the Yale thing.
2) no references, no threshold, imprecise, unscientific,
3) This is however a useful analogy for sustainability. See
notes @ sam: Wright Brothers: Sustainable Flight
s) Happiness Hucksters article & "Cult/Therapy" folder
t) Earl Nightingale: "We become what we think about" ??? ...
1) He leaves it unqualified.
2) SS: 13:43, 17:48 laws, Newton
3) MVH: 25:08, adds "most of the time" qualifier
4) Emile Coue @ wiki: "... turns into reality"; but only if
the idea is within the realms of possibility.
5) Hill: from my notes at libyear2.pco, 2004 Cornwell update:
6) "... acquire anything he wants ..."
7) pg 369. collaborations with W Clement Stone: "so long as it
does not violate the laws of God or the rights of others."
[apparently they felt further qualification was required
circa 1960]. ^s \dr\tagr\*.htm for "violat" and found
similar in 3x places. Stone in 1937 originally phrased it
"rights of fellow human beings". [rather narrow]
u) see wiki article: Self Help, book: Micki McGee: Self-Help, Inc
v) Integrity, Emissaries of Divine Light, Heinberg connection ...
1) why is this here?
w) FEAR = false evidence appearing real ...
1) cute acronym invented by someone, but by no means always
true. Fear has strong genetic underpinnings, and has been
very useful to humans and all animals.
x) Roger Bannister, 4 minute mile ...
1) See the wikipedia article, 06/01/08:
2) "The claim that a 4-minute mile was once thought to be
impossible by informed observers was and is a widely
propagated myth cooked up by sportswriters and debunked by
Bannister himself in his memoir, The Four Minute Mile,
1955. The reason the myth took hold was that 4 minutes was
a nice round number which was slightly better (1.4 seconds)
than the world record for nine years - longer than it
probably otherwise would have been because of the effect of
World War II in interrupting athletic progress in the
8. making the transition from cheap to expensive energy eras ...
a) go thru above 2 lists and create a transition list
D. impossible list \\miracle list ...
1. What is possible and impossible? ...
a) I often think that "the impossible is really possible".
b) I also often think that "the impossible is truly
c) These appear to be opposite and therefore conflicting
positions, and I've been challenged on this. What
determines possibility versus impossibility is not what
people think is possible, but rather what natural law says
is possible. I.e. if natural laws say "impossible", it
either will not happen at all, or if it does, it will be an
overshoot type of condition (a law violation) that will
likely end very badly, with some form of "punishment" or
"overshoot". On the other hand, if people say
"impossible", but natural law doesn't confirm this
disbelief, then it really is possible, and the only thing
that can stop it is people's attitudes of mind.
d) During presentations, invite readers and audience to think
of stories and examples from their personal lives. What
have they experienced, read in articles, P.D. books, etc.
to confirm this?
2. see also: "impossible alliances @ \ps\ImpossibleMeetings" (below) ...
3. see also:
4. huge impossible quotes page @bm.xls ^s "Impossible" quotes page ...
6. Wright Brothers, Kitty Hawk, Dayton (main: sam) ...
a) Wright Brothers, sustainable, controlled flight, list
b) getting it 100% right!
c) after Lord Kelvin 8 yrs earlier in 1895 stated: "Heavier
than air flying machines are impossible."
7. Sir Ernest Shackleton, survival
8. Roger Bannister, 4 minute mile
9. Sir Edmund Hillary, Mt Everest
10. Reinhold Messner, Mt Everest summit without oxygen
11. Gandhi, Indian Independence
12. D-Day, Normandy
13. Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong moon landing, JFK: by end of decade
14. Apollo 13, Failure is not an option, Gene Kranz
15. Chuck Yeager, breaking sound barrier
16. Pete Seeger, cleanup Hudson River, "Sailing Up My Dirty Stream"
17. Thomas Edison, tried 10k ways to create practical light bulb
18. Colonel Sanders, tried over 1k times to sell his chicken recipe
19. Emperor Hirohito's surrender, 08/15/45 ...
a) see translated quotes below under overnight changes list
20. ancient list:
21. Egyptian pyramids
22. Aztec empire, created a huge thriving empire ...
a) starting from a swamp, with stone age tools and no wheeled
E. impossible alliances @ \ps\ImpossibleMeetings ...
F. failures who never gave up list ...
1. Abe Lincoln
2. Thomas Edison
3. Colonel Sanders
H. anarcho-primitivism, neoprimitivism, list ...
1. @bm.xls, ^s anarcho-primitivism, neoprimitivism
2. industry, agriculture, critics, "back to hunter gatherer"
3. wiki: Anarcho-primitivism
5. Daniel Quinn
6. John Zerzan
7. Joseph George Caldwell, www.foundationwebsite.org, Africa
8. William H. Kotke, Harbin Hot Springs \\kottke
9. Theodore Kaczynski, The Unabomber (not sure, may advocate agriculture)
10. whatawaytogomovie.com (Bennett/Erickson)
11. Ran Prieur ...
a) See his #9. Save human knowledge, @ saveearth.html, local:
\ps\Ran Prieur, saveearth.htm
12. Derrick Jensen
13. Richard Manning: Against the Grain, @bm.xls
14. Marshall Sahlins, Original Affluent Society
15. Toby Hemenway, Is Sustainable Agriculture an Oxymoron?, @bm.xls
16. John M Gowdy, Limited Wants, Unlimited Means ...
a) : A Reader On Hunter-Gatherer Economics And The Environment
17. Chellis Glendinning, My Name is Chellis and I'm in Recovery from W.C.
18. Urban Scout, @bm.xls
I. E.P. aware list (among PDI) ...
1. see also: @bm.xls, :evol
2. None of these are mainstream PD, but borderline, on the
3. Dr Timothy Miller
4. Ken Wilber
5. Daniel Quinn
6. Rev Michael Dowd
7. Paul Chefurka (not PDI)
J. E.P. caveat list ...
1. This list is for those schools of thought that have been
misinterpreted or misunderstood. These must be clarified
in order to go forward with an understanding of E.P.
2. selfish gene, Richard Dawkins
3. survival of the fittest, see Miller, Human Nature
K. more than five generations list ...
1. Long Now Foundation, @bm.xls, 10k years
2. Sally Erickson, hundreds and thousands of generations
3. Thomas Berry, @bm.xls, "scale of tens of millions of years" ...
a) "we have to have a program"
4. Daniel Quinn, "millions of years"
L. song list, \cp\csen\song.pco + @bm.xls "Plan S, S-Day, Song Lists"
M. charismatic entertainer/leadership/politico list ...
1. The new leadership, which was formerly from academic,
business & military community.
2. full list, wiki: List_of_actor-politicians
3. Ronald Reagan
4. Sonny Bono
5. Jesse Ventura
6. Arnold Schwarzenegger
7. Al Gore
8. Fred Thompson
N. violinist/fiddler list ...
1. Thomas Jefferson
2. Albert Einstein
3. Richard Heinberg
4. Julian Darley
5. Dr Jack Lessinger
6. James Howard Kunstler
7. Dale Alan Pfeiffer
8. US Senator Robert C. Byrd, West Virginia, \dr\senbyrd1.jpg
9. Thomas Lowe, Jackson, Mississippi (insurance policy)
10. Charlie Chaplin
11. Jack Benny
12. Henry the Fiddler
O. Thinking About the Unthinkable, "The Forbidden List" ...
1. formerly: "boogie men", verboten, gotcha, discussion list
3. science, religion, spirituality
6. suicide, assisted suicide \\euthanasia
7. starvation & famine
10. child labor laws & customs
11. collapse of complex civilizations & empires
12. sex & reproduction
13. forced sterilization
14. birth control
15. limiting population
16. conventional warfare
17. nuclear warfare, nuclear terror ...
a) @bm.xls ^s nuclear terror
19. nuclear energy
20. human rights
22. asteroid impact ...
a) @bm.xls ^s NASA, Asteroids, Meteors, Comets, NEAR, etc.
P. collapse, authors, list ...
1. see also: @bm.xls :Collapse
2. 1776-1789: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon
3. 1918: The Decline of the West, Oswald Spengler
4. 1961: A Study of History, Arnold Toynbee
5. 1988: The Collapse of Complex Societies, Joseph Tainter
6. 2004: Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, Jared Diamond
7. 2005: How Civilizations Fall, John Michael Greer ...
a) A Theory of Catabolic Collapse, John Michael Greer (The Archdruid)
b) online only: @bm.xls, saved locally
8. 2008: The demise of civilisation may be inevitable ...
a) April, 2008, Debora MacKenzie, in New Scientist print ed. +
found a free online copy @bm.xls
9. 2008: Reinventing Collapse, Dmitry Orlov (June, 2008) ...
a) @bm.xls Russia General, Soviet Russian View of American Collapse
Q. overnight changes, rapid, violent, list ...
1. differentiate between changes that were ...
a) human caused, via planning and action
b) human caused, unplanned, unforseen, accidental
c) naturally caused
2. This also relates to paradigm shifts ...
a) people are forced to (reluctantly) give up their paradigms:
b) due to conquerors, conquistadores, empire builders ...
1) ie. Native Americans, Inca, Aztec, Maori
c) due to natural circumstances ...
1) ie. Hohokam, Anasazi
d) in both instances, refugee situations happen, both
geographical and cultural/ideological
3. This list can be used to show that our situation is not
unique but has happened many times before. Massive, rapid
collapses and changes are common. It helps to understand
what CAN happen (as opposed to "we will continue on our
trajectory of increase forever"). It also helps to get
some distance on the situation, which can promote a sense
of calm toward the mission at hand. With this calm, we can
proceed in a positive, rational, analytical manner ... i.e.
"We have a problem, lets get to the bottom of it and solve
it." versus a negative, fearful, doomy gloomy manner ...
i.e. "Woe upon our stupid, ignorant, delusional species.
There is no solution, so we must face our doom and collapse
4. volatile, bubble bursting
5. will it happen again, could it happen again? ...
a) no way to know, but it is looking more and more likely
6. Wiki: ^s bm.xls: Death Tolls from War, Disaster, Famine, Disease
7. book: The Day the Universe Changed, James Burke
8. book: Collapse, Jared Diamond
9. see also: list in "S-Day" folder:
"Great transformations, paradigm shifts"
11. here are some "human caused, via planning" ...
a) Magna Carta
b) Treaty of Westphalia
d) Euro, currency
e) Sweden, driving switch, 09/03/67
f) WWII, Rosie the Riveter, Victory Gardens, transforming
factories from non-war related mfg to war mfg
g) Marshall Plan, post WWII
h) like many large mergers and acquisitions
12. 1929 stock market crash
13. Enron, Arthur Andersen
16. 9/11/2001 \\9-11
17. Barrings Bank, Nick Leeson
18. Tulip Mania
19. Berlin, Germany: wall went up, wall came down
20. Soviet Union collapse
21. Aztec, Tenochtitlan, Cortes
22. Inca, Pizarro
24. Pearl Harbor
25. Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Hirohito surrender ...
a) @bm.xls ^s hirohito surrender speech
b) Hirohito quotes:
c) "If we continue to fight this war, this weapon will destroy
the Japanese nation and bring about the total extinction of
the human race."
d) "grand peace for all the generations to come by enduring
the unendurable and suffering what is unsufferable"
e) ie. in our darkest hours, we sometimes opt to continue
26. Hurricane Katrina
27. Minneapolis Bridge Collapse, 08/01/07
28. Northeast Blackout of 2003 (@ wiki), see great article @bm.xls
29. San Francisco Earthquake
30. Chicago Fire
32. Tsunami, Asia
33. Hitler, Holocaust
34. Native American genocide
35. Black Death/Bubonic Plague
36. Irish Potato Famine
37. Easter Island
38. Nauru Island
39. Weimar Republic's Hyperinflation
R. Timeline of Current Collapse. We are in it NOW! ...
1. formerly: collapse/explosion, we are in it NOW, list
2. Like being shot out of a cannon in slow motion, we live in
the midst of collapse. Like fleas riding magic carpets
thru thin air. It is not something that might hit us just
around the corner! We have been dropping like flies (i.e.
fleas) since 1914.
3. setting the stage:
4. 1648, Peace of Westphalia
5. 1687, Isaac Newton, Principia
6. hitting the iceberg:
7. 1712, Newcomen, steam engine
8. 1859, Drake, Titusville, PA, first oil well
9. 1864, Abe Lincoln, corporate corruption, republic destroyed
10. 1877, John Wanamaker department store, Philadelphia
11. warnings start:
12. 1904, Henry James
13. 1911, Edna Ferber
15. 1914-1918, WWI
16. 1918, Spengler, Decline of the West
a) wiki: "Spengler explained that he did not mean to describe
a catastrophic occurrence, but rather a protracted fall - a
twilight or sunset."
17. 1939-1945, WWII
18. 1947, Doomsday Clock, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
19. 1970, Toffler, Future Shock
20. 1983, Critchfield, Villages < why here, sustain. in non-WC3 settings
21. 1993, Yergin: The Prize
S. Western Civilization, WC1, WC2, WC3, List ...
1. @bm.xls ^s Western Civilization
2. WC1: 776 BC - 1687, Ancient Greece to Newton, agriculture ...
a) sustainable in the 10 MY view, however has many drawbacks
versus hunter/gatherer per the "back to hunter gatherer"
3. WC2: 1687 - 1910, Newton to Petroleum, industry starts (steam 1712) ...
a) unsustainable in long term (ie. many thousands of years)
b) see also Al-Jazari, may have been as early as 1200!
c) Per Ray Anderson in "The Corporation", industry started in
1712 (25 yrs after 1687), when Thomas Newcomen invented a
steam driven pump. Per wiki article: "often referred to as
a father of the Industrial Revolution".
4. WC3: 1910 - automobile, Petroleum, high industry, green revolution ...
a) world population explodes from a baseline of 500 million,
unsustainable in short term (ie. hundreds of years)
U. related, combine?:
V. scope list, frame list, frame of reference ...
1. see also [dw40] (sam) ...
a) For instance, the scopes can be combined.
2. see also "S-Day" folder, "5-14-05 brainstorm" ...
a) There is a group of paper clipped papers with many notes
and scrawlings on this. Heading "Aperture of Awareness",
which is old, incorrect verbiage.
3. synonym list ...
b) frame, frame of reference (hold up or show picture frames) ...
1) There's a good one in the Fast Company article (sag).
d) point of view, viewpoint
e) planes of travel
f) planes of awareness
g) scales of time and space ...
1) Odum: Prosperous: p 72: Scales of Time and Space:
"Our world is made of systems of many sizes ..."
h) lens angle
4. related to: "save the world list" here [below]
7. evolutionary/species (self <> universe, continuum) ...
a) This can even be extended to non-living inanimate objects.
For instance, some people feel great empathy and connection
to things like books, artwork, rocks, crystals, antiques,
antiquities, artifacts, collectibles, etc.
8. geographical/political (neighborhood <> world/universe)
9. cultural/paradigm (includes religion/spirituality)
10. discipline/specialty (specialist <> generalist) ...
a) ie. specialist to generalist on the knowledge continuum
b) not necessarily occupation related, although it often would
be, like: food, water, energy, financial, etc.
c) Flatland: "dimension"
11. matter/particles, micro to macro, quark to universe ...
a) micro: energy, DNA, genes
b) the gargantuan giant picture (universe)
c) the itsy bitsy micro picture (particles, electrons)
d) Odum, Prosperous, p 279, "from molecules to the stars"
e) We are somewhere in the middle of these two, but mostly on
the micro side. Our major concerns right now are material
resources and how we use them to make us happy, and our
brains and how we use them to create both our internal and
f) Best place to focus is on our genes. It's a gene's world!
W. Frames of Reference to Save the World By, List ...
1. related to "scope list" here [above]
2. Integrate with faith and hope ...
a) which like "saving the world" has no focus. What are we
being faithful to, or hoping for? We have no consistent
plan, no focus, no vision. All P.D. literature requires
specific goals. If we do not give our brain something
specific to focus on or strive toward, it has no target to
hit, therefore no goal, no plan, no action, no results.
3. Who is "we"?
4. What is "the world" that needs saving?:
7. Milky Way galaxy
8. solar system
10. life on earth, past, present, future ...
a) 3.8 by, 30+ billion species and counting
b) biocracy note here, moving from democracy to biocracy where
planetary management manages the planet for all life
11. life on earth, currently 100 million species
12. human family (homo), 2.6 million years, past, present, future
13. modern humanity, homo sapiens, 40,000 to 200,000 years
14. Western Civilization
15. Western Civilization 3 (WC3)
16. USA (or "my country")
17. region (metropolitan area or state)
18. school, company, club, organizational affiliation ...
a) especially in regards to sporting and economic competition
19. neighborhood, my lifestyle (home, friends, family, job, etc.)
20. me: my next 30 to 90 days (paying the rent, buying food and gas)
Y. related, combine?:
Z. Total Extinction of Humanity is Unlikely, List ...
1. more, @bm.xls, wiki: Risks to civilization, humans and planet Earth
2. possible ways of extincting homo sapiens (possible but unlikely):
3. nuclear holocaust, total
4. climate change, of a drastic, extreme nature
5. asteroid impact
6. per Dowd, huge problems, though not likely to extinct:
7. supervolcano, volcanic activity, massive \\super volcano
8. methane burp
AA. Who Shall Inherit the Earth? The Dependency Pyramid ...
1. formerly: dependence pyramid list \\dependency pyramid
2. Who shall inherit the earth? Who will survive extinction,
within the human species? It all depends on how deep we
let the dieoff go, and providing some of us survive total
3. "But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight
themselves in the abundance of peace."
--Psalm 37:11, King James Bible translation
4. from most likely to least likely, imagine upside down pyramid:
6. uncontacted people ...
a) will certainly survive even the deepest collapse, with the
possible exception of an extreme nuclear holocaust or an
asteroid hit. ^s @bm.xls uncontacted.
7. hunter-gatherer societies
8. remote inhabited island societies, like ...
a) Tristan da Cunha
9. wilderness survivalist types (Tom Brown Jr, Eustace Conway)
10. indigenous peopled villages
11. remote villages
12. plain people (Amish, Mennonite, etc)
14. Third World
15. Developing Nations
16. First World, Industrialized Nations
18. United States of America <> China/India (a tossup here)
19. planetary management (presently The World Order)
AC. energy, related:
AD. energy sink demo list ...
1. gold coin example ...
a) How much is this gold coin worth @ today's prices?
b) Get a gold coin and set it on a table, then the floor ...
eventually 1 mile underground of a football field
c) who will come get it?
2. deep lake filled with beer, wine, or other favorite beverage ...
a) but covered over, all except for a small hole, large enough
to fit an arm thru
3. good quick demo found in an article ...
a) "No matter how you look at it, producing hydrogen from
water is an energy sink. If you don't understand this
concept, please mail me ten bucks and I'll send you back a
AE. energy density list, @bm.xls ^s Energy Density List
AF. Innumeracy list, @bm.xls ^s Innumeracy, huge numbers, orders of magnitude
AG. Jevons Paradox, Energy Efficiency, Conservation, Fallacies, list (@bm.xls) ...
1. slide [dw11]
2. slippery watermelon seed analogy
3. to defeat Jevons Paradox, everyone changes together: S-Day
4. Rocky Mt News article, 08/30/05 ...
a) now w/ news articles in a folder
b) appears to be from editorial page:
cost' of transportation in the U.S. fell by
nearly one-third between 1973 and 2003; that is, we used to
use nine gallons of fuel for every hundred vehicle miles,
now about six. But total fuel use did not drop by
one-third. Instead, fuel use rose by more than half. CAFE
standards don't lower energy use. They merely satisfy the
need of politicians to convince an unsuspecting public that
they're doing something. It's time for the public to wake
up to this scam." --James K. Glassman
5. related: "Environmental Man" clipping ...
a) in "S-Day" folder from Twelve Tribes Earth Day 2007 freepaper
6. the dream of the so called "paperless office"
AH. waste: energy efficiency, energy conversions list ...
1. Who has a $20 bill in their pocket? Offer a dime in
exchange. What happened to the $19.90?
2. How many hours do you have to work to fill up your car?
For what purpose?
3. Ever go out for a jog? Where did your energy go?
4. Ever touch an engine after driving? How about the tires,
wheels, muffler, tailpipe?
5. What happens to the heat? Warms the air, i.e. global
6. Discuss max efficent energy conversions, like walking,
recumbent bikes, etc. Also, Daedalus, human powered
aircraft ^s @bm.xls.
7. @bm.xls ^s human powered [finds vehicles and aircraft]
AJ. centric list (ie. flat centric, euro centric, etc.) ...
1. reorienting our egos from various *centrics [dw15]
this list completely superceeds [dw15]
2. historic worldview shocks
4. flat centric > round ...
a) The earth is flat. >> The earth is round.
5. earth centric > sun ...
a) The earth is in the center. >> The sun is in the center.
6. creation centric > evolution/natural selection ...
a) We were created by God. >> We evolved from chimpanzees.
7. euro centric (Piltdown) > africa ...
a) We originated in Europe. >> We originated in Africa.
8. ego centric (self centered) > gene ...
a) We are in control. >> Our genes are in control.
b) see note on this @ sag.pco ^s "ego centric"
c) references: Dawkins: Selfish Gene, Morrison: Spirit in the Gene
d) Dowd calls ego centric, anthropocentric, human-centered
AK. point the finger, list \\finger pointing point finger ...
1. \\pointing the finger their fault laying blame blaming
2. see sae.pco, "how societies change"
3. see [dw44]
4. us them us-them creation stories
6. Instead of getting to the root cause of our problems (the
evolutionary nature of our brains), we look for fault,
greed, ignorance, stupidity and delusional thinking in
others. We look to blame, rather than take responsibility,
or simply acknowledge that shit happens. This feeds and
perpetuates the us-them myth. It dissipates our precious
and limited energies. And it excuses us from having to get
our shit together and grow up as a species! It excuses us
from having to look in the mirror. "We have met the enemy
and it is us!" -- Pogo. Daniel Quinn: "I am a member of
7. great antidotes for us-them thinking ...
a) Jessie H O'Neill, The Golden Ghetto
b) Ray Anderson clip
c) mill.pco, like paul allen, john templeton, etc.
d) DNA videos @bm.xls & \mnbps
e) Rockefeller quotes (quotes.pco)
f) Rockefeller heirs @bm.xls (exxon)
g) Orlov, pg 19, para 1: "Imperialist Aggressor" vs "Evil
Empire" ... "like stepping through a mirror".
8. So here is a list of some of the typical "thems" fingers
get pointed at:
10. bad people
11. rich people
12. evil people, "Evil Empire", "Axis of Evil"
13. greedy people, people who "take more than they need"
14. elite people, elitist people
15. unloving people, people who have forgotten how to love one another
16. stupid, ignorant, delusional, deluded, idiots
19. imperialists, "Imperialist Aggressors"
20. the world order (TWO), the new world order
21. the illuminati
22. globalization, WTO, GATT, NAFTA
23. big corporations, multi-national corporations
24. oil companies
26. big government
27. military industrial complex
34. communists, socialists
35. men, women
36. evangelical Christians, Christian right
37. organized religion
39. creation science, intelligent design
43. scientific reductionists (reductionism)
44. mainstream culture, cultural non-creatives
AL. planetary management communication list ...
1. use The Solution Box (TSB)
2. use the graphic in "Slides, Misc" sub-folder ...
a) that I drew for Rusty and Kimberly Hanley
3. mastermind draft trim tab
4. front door approach, foundations, etc.
6. persistence, gentle, subtle, use back door networking ...
a) The point is not to get them to even read it, but rather to
become aware of its existence. Some will pick it up.
Others will wait until it's really needed.
b) Remember that it is estimated there is a maximum of only 7
links between every person on earth. "There could be
someone in the room right now who is ..."
7. set Plan S at their feet (Oprah, Ishmael example)
8. use stepping stones, like "writing elected representatives":
9. via Entertainment Industry, especially news media
10. via Personal Development Industry (after PDIA & rewrites)
11. target establishing a presence at their conferences
12. Contrast seeking agreement between 6 billion vs 6 thousand ...
a) We are talking 6 orders of magnitude (1,000,000) here. It
will be very difficult, but by using the mastermind
principle, possible. This group is much more likely to
understand scientific principles than the rank and file.
This will promote agreement. While there is no natural law
prohibiting the rank and file of humanity from coming to
agreement, the chances are virtually nil.
b) The best action for rank and file to take is to communicate
via Entertainment and PDI to the mastermind group.
14. study planetary management in detail, past and present
15. list current organizational & individual members
16. profile "
17. communicate Plan S vision w/ "
18. communicate as a group
19. communicate as individuals, by providing contact info
AN. merge these 2:
AO. Specialists' Not Invented Here (NIH) List ...
1. formerly: NIH problem list
2. Everyone needs income to survive in WC3, including Save the
World types. So people write books, create websites,
PowerPoint slide shows, make videos, tour, speak, etc.
These are mostly specialists who end up competing with each
other for ever shrinking dollars, as energy and stuff
becomes more expensive and the economy of our planet tanks.
3. As new information arrives or generalists try to connect
the dots of all the specialists, this info doesn't fit into
the specialist paradigms, and is thus rejected. What we
end up with is the classic Daniel Quinn, Sinking Ship
Parable. We have dispersion of energies and cacaphony.
There is a lack of focus, planning, direction, vision.
4. Speaking of Daniel Quinn, even he readily admits, "I am a
member of taker culture!" He makes his living writing and
5. What to do? Appeal to specialists to understand the Plan S
Specialist <> Generalist database and to see where their
specialty fits within it. Then, continue to function if
they wish in their specialty niche within the local frame.
Also, understand that their underlying motivation comes
from the "more genes" and the "spirit genes". I.e. they
are busy enacting their genetic programs. In most cases,
their specialty paradigm is a religion that helps them
connect with like minded people to form a tribe, with all
its social benefits. So that activity can and should be
continued, however with a new understanding of its purpose
for them individually and for their extended group/tribe.
Then they can also connect in a larger global frame with
Plan S, and plug into the generalist paradigm. This is
operating in different frames simultaneously.
AP. Lack of Vision, Focus. Splintered, Dispersed Sub-Groups ...
1. formerly: sustainability, change the world, sub-groups
(+notably absent), list
2. Consider merging this list w/ sac.pco ...
a) networks to communicate Plan S with, list
3. lack of focus, kalioscopic vision, cacaphony and dispersion
of energies. lots of wheel spinning and wasting of energy
4. everyone comes with their specialist agendas, and an
urgency to support their cause or specialty
5. listed in no particular order:
9. hippies, old and young
10. new agers
11. cultural creatives
12. new thought church types
13. unitarian church types
14. communal and community living advocates
16. activists of all types, sizes, shapes and colors
18. peak oil types, geologists
19. deep thinkers, philosophers
20. voluntary simplicity lifestyle folks
21. back to the land types
22. head for the hills types
24. conspiracy theorists
25. permaculture types
26. Y2K types
27. food types: vegetarians, vegans, raw foodists
29. +notably absent, low participation:
30. evangelical Christians, Christian right
31. non-"white, well educated, first world types"
32. minorities, people of color
33. working class, blue collar, laborers
34. mainstream culture, "cultural non-creatives"
B. related, but separate:
C. Myths, Ghost Dance, Cargo Cult, List ...
1. greatest illusions and delusions list, in both the
mainstream and the activist communities
2. Note: Some of this list may be feasible (even essential)
during transition & descent, but most will not work for the
long term. eMergy analysis is required for all phases
(transition, descent, long term).
None of this will "save WC3".
3. see also :julie list
4. fallacies due to lack of information and magical thinking,
confabulation, hard wired for God, religion, spirit
5. magical thinking that will save us (WC3) ... ideas that
will never produce agreement among scientists
6. reminiscent of the American Indians' "ghost dance", or the
"cargo cults" of the South Pacific
7. this includes me for most of my 40 yrs of study, until I
discovered Miller, EP, Hanson, Savinar
8. 10 steps forward, 100 steps backward
10. alternative energy
11. renewable energy
12. nuclear energy
13. biofuels, biodiesel, veggie oil, ethanol
15. going green (see @bm.xls, greenwashing)
16. sustainable development
19. energy saving devices
20. hybrid cars
22. flex fuel cars
24. relocalization (see below)
D. Myth of Relocalization, Regional Economies ...
1. Relocalization is a myth. We have been building two regional ...
a) economies for 10,000 yrs, and a true global economy for 500
b) @bm.xls ^s International Trade, Commerce, History
c) silk road, chaco canyon, mesa verde, aztec, inca, maya
d) cahokia mounds, comment from YouTube vid: "I did research
on the trade links between MesoAmerica and Cahokia. It is
impressive." (can't find source of this comment).
e) See video @bm.xls, showing water routes @ 3:01+
f) ancient trade between Africa and Mesoamerica
2. infrastucture destroyed ...
a) top layer of onion, look underneath, all the other layers
b) we are like fleas shot out of a cannon ...
1) all riding on our tiny specialist magic carpets. The only
thing that sustains us is the momentum from the charge. We
look below and see the long drop down.
2) Or, we are like a herd of buffalo charging towards a
precipice, blind to what is on the other side.
3) How are we supposed to "relocalize" when local economies
took millennia to evolve? We have lost most of the
components. Most of the topsoil and natural resources are
gone, the interlinked economic system & infrastructure is
lost, and many vital skills are lost.
4) law: Newton's "equal and OPPOSITE REACTION" ...
a> forget relocalization ... more like dieoff, re-migrate &
b> Example: The Pima Indians discover the Hohokam's irrigation
canal system, but all the Hohokam were gone!
c> This scenario will actually be likely, if James Lovelock's
predictions re global warming turn out to be correct. He
is predicting mass migration to the far north.
5) Plan S seems like it has more potential if we can pull it
c) Mountain View, Arkansas example: Wal-Mart comes in and
destroys infrastructure that took a hundred years to
d) The mental knowledge in the old timers brains, libraries,
museums, is great! But its all worthless if the resources,
infrastructure and supply lines have all been torpedoed!
e) Cumberland General Store still sells the old stuff ...
1) but only when and where they can get it. As their
suppliers/manufacturers stop making, they stop selling.
2) They sell the old stuff, but thru the new infrastructure.
And to whom? By their own admission, the big movie houses!
3. copied this from sac: Plan S, S-Day, basis and benefits, list ...
a) [legal basis from planetary management, including planetary
constitution, laws, law enforcement, tax structures,
resource based currency and economy]
b) i.e. The bottom up approach cannot be used for these. They
can only be created from the top down.
4. on short memories and everything turning into its opposite ...
a) This explains the problem with the activists who are into
the bottom up political ideology, "power to the people".
It's false, since everything eventually becomes its
b) from Organic Inc, a book by Fromartz (found this at Amazon
review page): "Fromartz recounts the tale of Kellogg, a
company whose founders cherished lofty aims of spreading
health and nutrition but who ironically ended up promoting
mass-market, sugar-laden cereals quite contrary to what
they had originally envisioned." Confirmed by Udo Erasmus
in his book Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill, p 391, Kellogg
c) Re: Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals, from Pat Wagner ...
1) peg:recv:10 Oct 2007 ...
a> "I studied under George Benello, a sociologist who was a
friend of Alinsky. In the last couple of years of his life,
Alinsky found he was being asked back to the same
neighborhoods to oust the bullies he had put in power. I
think he does talk about this in one of his books as well."
2) peg:recv:21 Oct 2007: 2 more emails, needing to be read and
5. CarolynBakerSwitchFlipped.htm ...
a) see notes, moved to sak: depression list, PMA list
b) see related comments there re progressive, solutions and titanic
6. ref @bm.xls: Innumeracy, huge numbers, orders of magnitude
7. "us-them" mentality, rather than "just-us"
8. old hippie, new age, activist vibe permeates ...
a) the current version (postcarbon.org, relocalize.net). The
Christian mainstream is de facto not included or reached
out to. It is insular, provincial, and to some in the
mainstream, offensive, trivialized, and marginalized.
b) clubs for aging boomers, hippies
9. see also, saj.pco ...
a) Lack of Vision, Focus. Splintered, Dispersed Sub-Groups ...
1) Same sort of situation. These are fringe groups that are
not reaching out to the mainstream, mostly for de facto
b) Who Shall Inherit the Earth? The Dependency Pyramid ...
1) Some western areas may be devoid of people. This seems far
fetched at the moment, but it is certainly possible.
c) Contrast seeking agreement between 6 billion vs 6 thousand ...
1) So many left wing activists are writing off planetary
management, thinking they are the greedy bastards who are
causing all the problems. The truth is that we cannot
write these people off ... we can't write anyone off!
10. My experience in Fremont in Seattle, mid 1980's ...
a) 029 keypunches, 7094, getting data off 9 track tapes for
b) How easy to preserve knowledge from the past, in an era of
increasing available energy. But even so, much knowledge
was lost from ancient civilizations around the world. Now,
we are talking about preserving knowledge from this high
energy era during a period of declining available energy.
11. positive comment: relocalization groups ...
a) are good entry points for more humans who are waking up and
plugging in. But they are no different than any other type
of club, group or specialist organization that deals in one
or more of the issues covered in sab.pco. Relocalization
will never really happen, as touted by the postcarbon
F. action list, what people can do to help Plan S, list ...
1. see also [dw48]
2. simplify ...
a) 3 cat: (tax deduct? Heartland)
b) 1: one time cash, thx for venue, movies, presentation
c) 2: ongoing support "
d) 3: gung ho, urgent, large scopes: go to the big detailed lists
3. If you see something missing here, let us know. We'll add it.
4. now, next week, or whenever: ACT! No action, no results!
5. re money, time, or both ...
a) Most folks have more of one than the other. Whatever you
have the most of is where you might want to think about
6. re "I'd love to help, but I don't have any extra time, ...
a) money or energy for this!"
b) So this means it's time to get back to the drawing board
and reconsider your scopes. Then, make a list of how you'd
ideally like to spend your time, money and energy. Then,
adjust how you're currently spending. Some things will
likely have to get cut out ... let go of. This can
actually feel good, as unfulfilling, nonproductive
activities get jetisoned, and replaced with fulfilling
actions, in line with your newly defined focus.
7. notes re taking action v not taking action ...
a) Some of the skeptics think it is not for us to act but for
God ... that God will do it all. See quotes.pco for
Einstein and Burke quotes. (see "julie list" below)
b) My position is that some must act but not all. Trim tab
could mean that even 1% would be plenty. In an individual
body, intellectual growth occurs in the mind. The rest of
the body is along for the ride. And it is similar in our
species. Those who feel the calling on an intellectual
level will respond, and the rest will then say, "See ...
God did it!" Everyone can be right. So I am looking for
those who are called to act.
c) Attitude 1: It's all up to God and I will gladly accept
whatever God has in store for me.
d) Attitude 2: It's all up to God and God is watching all of
our thoughts and actions. I know that God will help those
who help themselves. I will look to be in God's good grace
by doing everything in my power to help our species grow
and transition to a sustainable, stable civilization.
e) All the above are valid. The point is to make a choice,
and to make it a conscious choice, i.e. a choice from a
state of being fully awake and informed, rather than from
being asleep and uninformed.
8. Ran Prieur: How to Survive the Crash and Save the Earth (9 points)
9. staffers: volunteers, employees, review RFP notes from ps_launch01.doc
10. redeploy your and your family's assets, lives and goals ...
a) Stop acting clueless and helpless, and start taking bold
action immediately. We are available to assist.
b) Reevaluate your goals and attitudes based on the
information presented here. Stop assuming everything will
be the same forever. WC3 is mostly peaking and descending.
c) Survey the way you use your material/energy resources,
every minute of your day. Working, sleeping, eating,
playing, thinking, recreating, praying ... everything that
you do. Look at material and energy in all forms: (list is
at saa, ^s "personal and family coaching").
d) Develop new goals in line with your scope and new
information you are learning. Build a new personal
paradigm, i.e. 10 sided emotional structure.
e) Redeploy your material/energy as rapidly as possible toward
your new goals. Bear in mind that investments in the old
crumbling order will be losing value quickly. Seek to
invest in a sustainable future, which will be growing.
f) Set your scope, i.e. frames of reference. Who and what are
you wanting to focus on? Apportion your resources
according to your various scopes.
g) Overwhelmed by it all? Use our Plan S coaching service to
help build a personal action plan for you and your family.
11. Study, re-education, become more of a generalist ...
a) Study individually, or with friends and relatives.
b) Invite me/us by for 1 to 4 weeks of local workshops.
c) Learn what's going on here, but don't focus on the past and
the problems, as they will bring you down. Focus instead
on building the future solutions ... they will bring you up
and get you excited.
d) Be skeptical. I could be wrong about some of what I'm
teaching and planning. I will provide competing and
contrary views. Check 'em out. You are responsible for
your life and what you choose to put into your brain, not
12. re scopes, frames ...
a) Examine yours and create action plans for various scopes.
They may conflict, and that's ok. It's the nature of
acting on different scopes simultaneously.
b) set time frames: short + medium + long = 100%
c) set other frames too: see scope list, frames list
d) It isn't necessary to get really detailed here. But it is
important to set some boundaries, to help confine, direct
and focus your forthcoming actions.
13. urgency ...
a) Consider your sense of urgency re collapse. Is there time
to read, study, etc? Do we have a year, 10 years? This
figures into the mix of considerations re. scopes.
15. financial/fundraising area:
16. model the Barack Obama, MoveOn.org programs for grassroots ...
a) systems that work on many small contributions
17. re "What can I do to help?" and fundraising ...
a) For people who have jobs, are already overwhelmed but can
do some cash flow:
b) Use the thermometer approach and start small. Then start a
relationship. Have them watch my/our results. After
delivering, ask for more.
c) State what will be done with funds. Then do what is
stated. Run down the big "to-do" list @ saa.pco.
d) They can earmark for a sub-project if they desire.
e) TAGR, chapter2.htm "I bargained with life for a penny ..."
f) TAGR, chapter6.htm "My name is Phillip D. Armour."
18. re sending money ...
a) tax deduct: heartland
b) no tax deduct: paypal, mail check (get mail addr), send to
bank, prefer an off amt like 99.93 or 102.17 (get acct #)
19. send email, request reminder
20. re the big bucks, "getting rich", accounting, fraud concerns ...
a) not for me personally, I live on 1.5k to 2k/mth regardless
explain overhead for office, storage, health club,
computer, motor vehicle
b) all funds raised go to Plan S, reaching all goals ASAP
c) you can watch the action at blog, website, Google Group,
d) see how we live and operate. see if we walk our talk.
hold us accountable! In an era of embezelment and fraud, I
plan to be ever vigilant to insure that we don't fall into
any old patterns of excess, so that we can channel all
donated energy towards building a sustainable, stable
future for our young species.
e) see notes re planetary management fundraising: sag.pco ...
1) ^s re losing electric grid and world's financial system
2) This also applies to anyone who has conventional
investments in CD's, real estate, stocks, bonds, etc. What
will these assets be worth after a severe deflation? 1929
revisited. Consider an investment in Plan S as a strategic
investment in a transition to sustainable.
21. re fundraising levels or tiers ...
a) venue: ?
b) movies: 2 to 5 ea
c) me: $2k/mth, do the 200 @ $10/mth thing
d) tier 1: 100k to launch organization, professional staffing
e) tier 2: 1 million, to start on saa "to-do list"
f) tier 3: 1 to 10 billion, to take worldwide, get to S-Day ASAP ...
1) Note that there are almost 1000 billionaires, not to
mention corporations, governments, etc. These 1000 control
about $3.5 trillion, so 1 to 10 billion is small change.
22. cash to bucket
23. check to bucket
24. tax deductible via Heartland > $100 ?
25. earmark funds for a sub-project as in saa: to-do list
26. Certificate of Support ...
a) for helping to move humanity towards S-Day
b) for those who want one, maybe have a pdf they can print out
and fill in and hang on the wall or put in a scrapbook.
28. thank you
29. get on Plan S mailing list, join discussion group, blog
30. reciprocal links at your website(s), pointing to/from Plan S
31. pledge $ or time per period: month, quarter, year
32. pledge a tithe: % of income per period: month, quarter, year
33. pledge same for your company or organizational affiliation
34. if pledging time, show ...
a) saa.pco: to-do list, HP stuff here \\tasks list
b) sac.pco: staffing, needs, list
35. offer services at cost, reduced price, or in kind
36. networking: I know, I know someone who knows ...
a) for direct support or stepping stone ...
1) entertainment personality
2) P.D. personality
b) to: planetary management personality, especially those on
the "mastermind draft trim tab" list
c) relentless but gentle networking ...
1) Dan Quinn > Oprah's doorstep example
37. spread the word: do programs in local area ...
a) do programs otr
38. spread the word: global outreach
40. see also: thegreatstory.org/join.html for an interesting model
G. personal choices, list ...
1. Choose one or more from this list, and split time between
them. This especially works well if choices are from
2. Plan S should support people with information on all these
4. make no changes, hope for the best, resign to fate
5. voluntary simplicity, simple living
6. Penturbia, escape to rural areas
7. intentional community building
8. wilderness survival, withdraw completely
9. city survival, permaculture, @bm.xls City Sustainability Projects
10. Plan S, work towards S-Day
H. puzzle slide variations list ...
1. older charts: dw37, dw38
2. see my new 8.5x11 diagram showing all these
3. There may be additional ones in folder, now that the
diagrams have been consolidated.
4. This is a list of various ways to depict the puzzle slide
and also the generalist database. The 2 are related, and I
need to decide whether they should be combined or not.
5. link this to Lessinger & S-Day.
6. link to the Al Gore/Upton Sinclair quote ...
a) "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when
his job depends on not understanding it."
b) Then alter the quote for various rooms, i.e. for "his job",
substitute > "keeping his wife and family", "keeping his
golfing buddies", "his church", etc.
8. 2 piece puzzle. Use the 1967 Sweden example. To avoid
calamity, the entire puzzle must switch in an instant, as
opposed to gradually.
9. Vertical model with tabs that flip left to right. When all
tabs are flipped together instantly to their opposites,
they all fit together nicely. But if flipped one at a
time, they don't.
10. Graph format with different height bars to depict the
strength of understanding of a single specialty.
11. Traditional puzzle but looking like a CD (round w/ hole in
middle). This is good for showing the transition from
ego-centric to gene-centric.
12. laser pointer model, using 2 discs, with one shining on the
round traditional puzzle
13. Library of Congress, flashlight example
14. Internet, 20 billion pages ...
a) Here is an order of magnitude exercise:
b) look @ 100/day, 365 days/yr, 80 yrs = ~3 million pages
c) 3 million pages = 1.5 hundredths of 1 percent (of 20 billion)
I. solutions: existing solutions, existing plans, list ...
1. moved to plan-s.org
3. "no solution", list ...
a) dieoff.org, Jay Hanson
b) latoc.net, Matt Savinar
J. books I read long ago that warned, list ...
1. see also, Jay Hanson's dieoff msg # 3942,
Subject: the club of notable failures
contains: "Social impacts: no limits to growth"
it lists many examples of earlier warnings, not heeded
3. Silent Spring
4. Muddling Toward Frugality
5. The Hundredth Monkey
6. How You Can Find Happiness During the Collapse of Western Civilization
7. How Much Is Enough?
8. The Limits to Growth
9. Beyond the Limits
10. Survival Into the 21st Century
11. How to Prosper During the Coming Bad Years
12. Saving the Planet
13. The Coming Economic Earthquake
14. Land of Desire
15. Earth in the Balance
16. The Unreality Industry
17. The Great Reckoning
K. Skeptics Reading/Viewing List ...
1. GGWS, with warning caveats @bm.xls ...
a) @bm.xls, review it and note ...
1) all correct and incorrect observations.
2) ref email, peg:copies:9 Jan 08:subj:GGWS & Responses: 4 boxes
2. The Ultimate Resource, Julian Simon, etc.
3. The Bottomless Well, Peter W Huber
4. Climate of Fear, Thomas Moore
5. Doomsday Has Been Cancelled, J. Peter Vajk
6. State of Fear, Michael Crichton
7. Eco-Scam: The False Prophets of Ecological Apocalypse, Ronald Bailey
9. The Singularity is Near, Raymond Kurzweil
10. Blue Planet in Green Shackles, Vaclav Klaus
12. then send them to books, websites, DVD's showing the
challenges and let them decide for themselves
13. but, is there time? why not err on the side of safety and
prepare, transition, paradigm shift, as mentioned in "Most
Terrifying Video ..."
L. No Common Vision List (Julie List) ...
1. formerly: species-centric list \\human-centric list ;julie list
2. At website, provide "off ramps" to support people to go
persue their passions in these various views.
3. Various responses to Plan S and any other discourse on the
future of humanity, the earth, climate change, western
5. "The American lifestyle is not negotiable."
--President George H.W. Bush, also attributed 10 years
later to Dick Cheney
6. God is in control here, not us humans. There's nothing we
can do, so why not just sit back and enjoy it, while it
lasts? All attempts by humans to plan or design their
future have ultimately backfired, so we should stop, and
leave it all up to God. When our number is up, it's up!
[Reply: God helps those who help themselves. Trust in
Allah, but tie your camel. Be prepared. As you sow, so
shall ye reap. We need to do all we can do, and then leave
the rest up to God. What is the likelihood God will look
favorably on a complacent people who do nothing, versus
people who do all they can?]
7. No matter what we plan or how hard we plan, we can never
anticipate what will actually happen and when, so why
bother? No matter what we do, there is a great chance
we'll be wrong, and in retrospect, our preparations will be
seen to be in vain.
8. This talk of collapse is ridiculous. Sure, there are a few
problems, but humanity has always kept getting better, and
always uses its ingenuity and creativity to solve its
problems ... read Julian Simon and others on the skeptic
list. The doomsayers have always been wrong: Malthus, Paul
Ehrlich, and they are wrong again. There are no limits to
human creativity and ingenuity.
9. There is no problem. Technology, renewables will bail us
out. The "clean and green" approach proposes using
large-scale renewables like wind, solar, biofuels and
hydrogen to maintain our high energy way of life and keep
us complacent and consuming. Raymond Kurzweil says "The
singularity is near". We will be saved by renewables,
nanotechnology, virtual reality, etc. This will be the
paradigm shift. We will cover the desert with solar
panels. The "bright greens" led by Alex Steffen and World
Changing appear to be in this camp. [response: Where is
the emergy analysis on this? How do we keep it all in
repair for 10 million years?]
10. The happy go lucky: Que Cira, Cira. What ever will be, will
be. Why worry, be happy! Go with the flow. It'll all
work out. It always does.
11. Global warming caused by humans is a hoax perpetrated by
Democrats and liberals from the left. -or- This has never
been proven by science. There is no point taking action
until we know for sure what's really happening.
12. Everyone should become Christians and behold the rapture.
The anointed will rise to heaven together!
13. Islamic Jihad will purge the world of the evils of secular
Christianity, and usher in the glorious age of Islam.
14. Why fight our God given evolutionary design? Collapse is a
normal state of affairs. We were designed for collapse,
and it will repeat itself time and time again until our
species finally goes extinct. There is no way to avoid it,
so we should not try. Just accept it, like we accept death
of individuals and extinction of species. It is a normal
part of the cycle. [Reply: sure, but if this is the way
we're going to go, shouldn't it be our species' conscious
choice, rather than an unconscious sleep walk?]
15. [escapist] There's no way to fix it. Time to head for the
hills, and get out of the way. Kick back, far from big
cities. Put up a tipi, grow a garden and watch it all
crumble and collapse.
16. Extinction of humanity is coming sooner or later. Why not
sooner? Collapse of WC and/or extinction of humanity will
be welcomed by the larger community of life, and should
therefore be welcomed. Humanity is a virus, a weed, a
cancer, a blight on the earth. So we should all face our
demise with good cheer, and stop all efforts to save
anything. [Julie: stop being "species-centric",
The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement @bm.xls] [Reply: We
are like infants or children. Do we treat our infants and
children this way?]
17. [Anarcho-Primitivist] We should all go back to being
hunter-gatherers and live like we're designed to by
evolution and our DNA. When agriculture started 10k years
ago, that was the beginning of all our problems.
18. [head in the sand variants] I refuse to feel any fear. I
disagree with this fear-based view of reality. I refuse to
give it any energy, as giving it energy empowers it. If we
simply ignore it, it will go away or die. [response: good
to overcome fear, but this is no excuse to ignore our
problems. rather than focusing on fear, become aware of
problems, and then build a great future!]
19. [law of attraction, thoughts create our realities,
variants] There is nothing "out there". We create our
experience within our minds. If we think thoughts of
despair and collapse, we will create despair and collapse.
All we need to do is think positive thoughts of our future,
and we will create it.
20. I can't change. I'm too old, too set in my ways, too
[___(fill in the blank)___, etc. etc. etc.] I just hope
the collapse waits for me to die first, so I don't have to
feel any of the pain. I hope I die before the oil runs out
or the planet gets too hot. Too bad for the kids.
21. "I'd rather be dead than red", updated for the 21st
century: "I'd rather be dead than be forced to live in
some lifestyle other than the modern Western industrial
lifestyle." (i.e. the one I grew up in and am used to,
which is non-negotiable!)
22. There is no time left to be thinking about long term, ten
million year views! Time has run out, and we must now act
immediately in the short term, to avoid total collapse and
extinction of humanity (or irreversible global warming).
If we don't act in the short term, there will be no long
term! [response: We are already in the collapse, and all
the near term responses are in conflict with one another,
since there is a lack of any kind of long term vision. See
"Planet of Weeds" @bm.xls. See saj.pco: extinction &
dependence pyramid lists]
23. Sinking Ship Parable, Daniel Quinn: Refers to all the
specialists and NIH (not invented here) crowd, that thinks
their specialty or invention is the most important and is
the one that will save the world. [retort: Quinn writes:
The last thought of more than one of them was, "I never
dreamed that solving humanity's problems would take so
long---or that the ship would sink so SUDDENLY."]
24. We can't lose the progress we've made during the industrial
era. Life was SO VERY HARD in the past!
25. I just showed up here with a physical body at this time in
the process. I'm just one person. What can I do? I don't
know what I can do as just one person. It's not my
responsibility. Responsibility lies with politicians,
scientists, religious leaders ... not me.
26. People always change, but only when the going gets bad
enough ... when the pain is too much to bear any longer.
We're not there yet. People will only change when they're
27. [Rev Michael Dowd's, Beyond Sustainability] In
Tier 2 thinking (Spiral Dynamics), we welcome bad news,
chaos, and breakdowns. Historically, they drive evolution
by unleashing great creativity! This is like the Chinese
symbol for crisis = danger + opportunity. So we should
embrace this bad news! [He doesn't however suggest what,
if any, action we should take to mitigate.]
29. assump: go thru all of s??.pco. Do I really need an
assumptions list? Why am I doing this? What's in it for
me? Do I REALLY believe that Plan S can work?
30. If indeed, I'm like the violinist on the Titanic who put
his fiddle down to knock on stateroom doors, is this what
(you/people) would prefer? Or would you prefer I just shut
up and went back to playing pretty fiddle/violin music to
lull you in your sleep, while the ship sinks, and hopefully
you get to die quickly and painlessly?
M. \ps\timeline.xls, list ...
1. see notes at bottom re Amory/negawatts rebuttals
2. esp. that high material/energy route is not provided for in
3. see also timelineindex.com, great one!
N. depression list, PMA list ...
1. This list has 2 sections. The top one is the depression,
gray goo, area. The bottom one is the PMA section.
3. depression, gray goo, "What can I do?", "solutions",
longing for "hope":
4. sac: D words, meanings, list
5. Darwin: "confessed to murder"
6. Mary Clark's students ...
a) ref Mary Clark on Human Nature, HumanNature1.htm
b) "I'm glad I know all this but I kinda wish I didnt"
c) "the problems but none of the solutions"
d) "can't change human nature"
7. Carolyn Baker, students, progressives, Titanic ...
b) "they tend to sink in their chairs and tell me that they
feel overwhelmed not only with the daunting reality of the
planetary situation but even worse, that they wanted me to
offer them "hope", and are disappointed that I instead
offer them responsibility."
c) "Yet even more delusional are those who call themselves
progressive. .... they must pre-occupy themselves with
"solutions" that have nothing to do with the actual state
of the earth and its inhabitants but which offer a false
sense of making a difference."
d) "... Titanic was sinking it would have made no difference
if hundreds of its passengers had collected endless buckets
of water the ship had taken on and emptied it back into the
sea, but it may have provided them with a momentary sense
of participating in a "solution."
8. Tim Bennett's comments to Carolyn Baker ...
b) "Tim's comment that when people ask "What can I do?" they
don't really want the truth but rather ten easy steps that
will require no sacrifice, no pain, and certainly no change
9. book review, The Selfish Gene, "wished I could unread" ...
b) blame "The Selfish Gene" for a series of bouts of
depression ... strong personal crisis ... not yet overcome
the effects of this book on me ... everything is just a
blind dance of atoms ... in my more depressed moments, I
have desperately wished I could unread the book, and
continue life from where I left off
11. Widen the scope, look at the big picture ...
a) fill in the "don't know I don't know" area
b) connect the dots
c) Move away from the belief that "There's nothing that can be
done". Move towards the belief that "There is always
something that can be done."
12. Adapt my personal list (letgo1) for general use. ...
a) Use general categories and give them some good starters
that have global appeal. Then let them fill in their
13. Paul Chefurka remedies @bm.xls ...
a) Population Decline - Red Herrings and Hope: Where then is the hope?
b) How do you fight the despair?
14. saq: hope list in the big website
O. Skeptics Attitudes List (Where is this coming from?) ...
1. What assumptions, what genetic pattern, is operating?
[behind this question or challenge?] First examine:
2. 3x: know, don't know, don't know don't know
3. genetic pattern/influence
4. centric list (ego, creation, etc.)
5. save the world list
8. focus (rear, forward)
11. personal paradigm
12. sustainability, change the world, sub-groups (+notably absent)
13. species-centric list (julie list)
15. Often the question will either answer itself, or disappear,
once the above are examined. If there are other people
present, ask for volunteers to act as a jury, to examine
and answer the question or challenge.
16. This same process can be used when there are personal
challenges aimed at me. I am an imperfect human, not a
god. So I will make mistakes. If my critics, skeptics,
challengers want to attack me, I must be open to self
learning and improvement. So we then have to examine all
these facets from both sides to gain a clear picture.
P. Integration of all Brain/Mind Disciplines, Generalist View ...
1. formerly: brain-mind disciplines, list
2. Providing the users manuals for how our brains work. Note
that these disciplines are disconnected, and need to get
3. micro : Evolutionary Psychology (E.P.)
4. middle: Neuroscience
5. macro : Personal Development (P.D.)
6. related: Von Mises, Praxeology
Q. web marketing concepts, list ...
1. DSK Dan Kennedy stuff
2. www.tenniselbowtips.com, has a great model!
3. Google, Advertising Programs
R. Occam's Razor (simplest solution, no proof, just a theory) ...
1. ref @bm.xls: Occam's Razor, Simplicity In Science
2. Re: Copernicus & "It's a Gene's World" chapter, i.e.
putting the gene at the center.
3. Occam @ wiki:
"entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity"
This is often paraphrased as "All other things being equal,
the simplest solution is the best."
4. see also Einstein: "Everything should be made as simple as
possible, but not simpler."
5. Copernicus effected a grand paradigm shift (1543:
heliocentric: sun is center rather than earth is center),
based on Occam. This greatly simplified astronomers
observations, and ability to explain observations.
6. In terms of our new paradigm, it is based on a gene's view
of the world, rather than our self-centered ego-centric
paradigm. Once we put genes and genetic evolution at the
center, then everything becomes very simple and our course
(as a species) becomes obvious.
7. In a gene's world, reproduction is everything. From there
its all downhill.
8. So we can compare our paradigm shift to the one 300-500 yrs
ago. When confronted with a vastly simpler explanation, we
can cling to the sinking ship we are addicted to, or build
a new ship around the new explanation. This is what was
done 300-500 years ago with Copernicus, Galileo, Newton,
9. We are in the early stages of E.P. (it's a theory), similar
to where the world was at back in the 1890's re. Darwin.
Still lots of controversy. But our species cannot afford
to wait another 50 to 500 yrs to see if E.P. passes muster
as a "law". It's application (putting genes at the center,
"gene's world"), greatly simplifies our world view and
shows us a path to sustainability, so it appears to fulfill
the Occam's Razor test. So let's use it now. Waiting will
surely bring dieoff and disaster, and complete the collapse
already in progress.
10. What happened with Galileo? The church took over 300 years
to finally admit they were wrong. Do we have another 300
years to wait?
11. Cite the "experimental cure", "guinea pig", "alternative
medicine" scenario. We constantly submit as individuals to
"unproven" therapies that seem promising, out of the hope
they may work and cure our ills. In doing so, we don't
complain about the lack of scientific proof. Plan S, which
is based in the 3 brain-mind disciplines, is likewise an
"unproven" therapy for humanity's ills. So what are we
waiting for? Let's go for it!
12. Example: the "watering the crops" analogy. While plenty of
rain, everyone eats well. A few notice that crops grow
faster after it rains. A drought arrives and people are
starving. A few suggest hauling water or digging a ditch
and watering the crops. The naysayers retort, "But no one
has ever PROVEN that watering makes crops grow faster ...
it's just a theory." Do we act, or not? It's our choice.
A. index + add/chg to [dw??] slides 1 to 53 ...
1. This refers to the meeting on 09/05/05 with Dave Wann &
Jeff Graef which was recorded to 3 mp3's @
\mnbps\mp3\DaveWann folder. The meeting yielded 53x,
8.5x11 pages, which are numbered [dw01] thru [dw53], and
are in the "S-Day" folder. Also, both Dave and Jeff have
copies of these 53 pages. This is an index of the most
important pages, and notes re. additions & changes to make
to those pages in the future.
2. The 3 mp3's correspond to these 53 pages, so they should be
kept in order and used for reference while listening to the
4. [dw2] stats.xls (now I call it timeline.xls)
5. [dw3] Richard Leakey (Sixth Extinction) ...
a) This is old. Latest version is:
10 million year species span, list (sam)
6. [dw4] 30 Billion Species, shows species span curve ...
a) Says 99.9% extinct. Correct to estimates of [99.7% to
99.9999%, ref sam.pco]. Curve also applies to
civilizations. More notes @ sam.pco.
7. [dw10] Amortization of Non-Renewables ...
a) This was from when I thought in these terms. I now think
this is quite unlikely, however it is food for thought.
Also "amortization" is a poor term. Rationing has been
proposed but its not a whole lot better. Perhaps
allocation or apportioning?
8. [dw11] Jevons Paradox ...
a) This page contains no details. See details on Jevons
Paradox @ saj & @bm.xls.
9. [dw12] Precious Metals Economy vs Resource Based Economy ...
a) There are a few handwritten notes here.
b) sam: Resource Based Economy and Currency
c) @bm.xls :resources
10. [dw14/dw53] No Concerted Action + Why? (sam)
11. [dw15] Historic Worldview Shocks (replaced by: centric list, saj)
12. [dw17] Brain-Mind (replaced by: brain-mind disciplines, list, sak)
13. [dw18] Neuroscience (see sag, ^s rhawn)
14. [dw19] 5 Generation frame of reference ...
a) This thing is wrong in a few places.
b) The shared genes relate to 100% of all genes, not 1.6% as
c) The current gene count is in the range of 23k to 25k, not
50k or 100k.
d) Estimates of chimp and human dna, range from 96% to 99%
e) 160 year window for the 5 generations.
f) Add 7 generations. @bm.xls ^s Seven Generations, Iroquois
15. [dw20] 10 sided emotional structure ...
a) aka "personal paradigm", as in "personal computer"
b) add a screen/filter surrounding it
16. [dw21] Interlocking Personal Emotional Structures ...
a) the honeycomb/beehive structure, needs artist rendering
17. [dw22] Jeff's Flag Imagery, how we are tied to the past ...
a) showing a human creature inside a cube filled with amber
and tied to flags from our pasts in the 10 areas
b) like [dw42] A
18. [dw23] Lessinger Waves, my diagram showing his classic L-Waves ...
a) No GLW's here. Just the basic waves.
19. [dw24] Lessinger, page from website showing first 4 waves
20. [dw25] collapse experience continuum ...
a) Effect of Western Civ. Collapse on Individuals.
b) This is old, and to some extent superceeded by:
dependence pyramid list (saj)
21. [dw26] Population Reduction, Carrying Capacity ...
a) shows my est. of 90% reduction vs. Jeff's 35%
b) ref sam.pco: 500 million carrying capacity, list
22. [dw28] Grand Lessinger Wave concept ...
a) "A Generalists' Solution for a Softer Landing"
b) This is the GLW slide. It shows his 5 L-Waves inside my 3
23. [dw29] Peter Russell, TGB, Consciousness Era ...
a) His 5th wave in The Global Brain. Refute it as new age
religious thinking, like the Indian's "ghost dance".
Replaces it with a more scientific type of consciousness
24. [dw31] Lessinger Fashion Shift (Paradigm Shift) ...
a) T diagram with old fashion | new fashion
b) gives examples of each, like: local mom & pop stores |
shopping malls w/ chinese imports
25. [dw32] Grand Lessinger Paradigm Shift (Super Religion) ...
a) compares GLW1, GLW2, GLW3, and major tenets of each
b) This whole thing must be oriented to the umbrella super
religion, or planetary management, elites.
c) It may be necessary to have a second table like this for
the rank and file religious adherents that are living in
parallel to planetary management.
d) combine Conserve + Efficient
e) re GLW2, "Anti Nat.-Law", reword that ...
1) likely refers to Christian bias against scientific
knowledge among high status people during this GLW
2) or simply that as people learned the natural laws via
science, they didn't understand the need to live according
to them, for reasons now explained by E.P.
f) re GLW3, "Non-Spirit (as unexplainable force)" ...
1) i.e. spirituality is respected and revered, and understood
to not be something from the supernatural, but rather
something of natural origins that has not yet been
explained by science. It may be explained someday by
science, or it may not.
g) couple "living within our means" with "natural law" ...
1) GLW1: live within means, unaware of natural laws
2) GLW2: live not within means, wile learning natural laws and
not understanding the need to abide by them
3) GLW3: live within means, aware of natural laws
26. [dw33] Accentuate the Positive, Eliminate the Negative ...
a) but what's pos?, what's neg? Shows paradigm shift
relativism. Shows magnifying glass on 1687 and 1969.
27. [dw34] A: Tom Robertson Quote
28. [dw34] B: Religions Adherets Pie (from adherents.com) ...
a) re Hindu, also not a problem w/ evolution
b) Where does J Gordon Melton fit in?
29. [dw35] Super Religion View, Umbrella, Paradigm Shift ...
a) The Religion View
b) Shows shift from GLW2 to GLW3 with 2 umbrellas switching,
but underlying adherents pie remaining unchanged.
30. [dw36] Specialist-Generalist Continuum ...
a) shows combining of scientific and spiritual realms into one
31. [dw37] Puzzle Slide ...
a) see the "puzzle slide variations list" (sak)
32. [dw38] Puzzle #2 (has a few more simple examples)
33. [dw39] Specialist - Generalist Grid
34. [dw40] re scope, frame of reference, synonyms, combining ...
a) synonym list, moved and expanded (saj)
c) Discuss combining of different frames. For instance the
species frame can be considered either within the present
time frame of 1 to 100 million species, -OR- within the
larger time frame of 1 to 30 billion species plus all the
future billions yet to evolve.
d) Re #2 evolutionary/species, add "life". Are we concerned
with me/I, my immediate family in the 160 yr frame,
humanity, some or all other species existant presently, or
all species/DNA based life over the 5 billion year long
e) Add #6, matter/particles, micro to macro, quark to
universe. This relates to energy since energy is used to
35. [dw41] Ishmael, Sinking Ship Parable
36. [dw42] A: 10 sided structures, chained to past, like [dw22]
37. [dw42] B: Users Manuals, Science: basis for agreement
a) bottom: shows 60-90%, chg to 1%, cite Trim Tab ...
1) @bm.xls ^s trim tab \\trimtab
38. [dw43] TSB: fixit1.gif, printout
39. [dw44] us-them slide drawn at the Dave Wann meeting ...
a) Where do you draw the line?
40. [dw45] History & Problems of PDI, need to rewrite "bibles"
41. [dw47] Mass Media, notes on problems with Mass Media
42. [dw48] Softer Landing Goals, 4x actions listed ...
a) combine w/ sak: Action List?
43. [dw51] Plan S, S1, S2, S3 (an old slide)
44. [dw52] ditto ^^, w/ more details
45. [dw53] Why No Concerted Action To Date?? (sam)
B. Evolution vs Creation Debate ...
1. formerly: christian support list, christian list
2. see also @bm.xls Scientific Method, Evolution v. Creation
3. tbf: journal items, some duplication ...
a) Christian woman piano science teacher in Lakewood, CO church ...
1) Playing violin Thanksgiving, 2006, met a woman at piano
(Ruth) who accompanied me. ref: \mb\entcolo.pco ^s
2) "The Bible tells what God did, and science tells how God did it."
3) Cambridge, MA, church analogy
4) different time frames, 2.6 M.Y. <> 7 days (Cj Goodwin)
5) allegory/parable, as in Santa Claus
6) Perhaps this could be used as an opener to talk in
Christian churches, especially near universities.
b) All the leaders of the last intellectual revolution were
all Christians: Copernicus, Galileo, Newton
c) The Catholic church condemned Galileo to life imprisonment
in 1633. Recently, the Church reviewed the case and in
1983 concluded he should not have been condemned, after 350
years! We don't have 350 years now!
d) On Christian poverty, etc ...
1) 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience:
"We have lost the power even of imagining what the ancient
idealization of poverty could have meant: the liberation
from material attachments, the unbribed soul."
2) Lewis Lapham: "ideals that embodied the values of thrift,
productive labor, the ownership of land, republican
government, Christian poverty, and plain speech"
3) Odum, Prosperous Way Down, p 54, quoting Schumacher near
top: "sad at [the] loss of classical Christian heritage"
e) Seek Christian ministries that understand science and
allegory and want to take Plan S to the world! Bridge to
5. Where there is no vision, the people perish. --Proverbs 29:18
6. Copernicus (1514/1543, Catholic Cleric), Galileo 1633, Newton 1687
7. Copernicus supported by several in the church 1533-36 ...
a) Obviously there were widely varying attitudes even 500 yrs ago!
b) see /wiki/Copernicus, notes @bm.xls, ^s heliocentrism, saved local
8. 1900's: William James, Charles Wagner, etc (see 1993 Land of Desire)
9. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, denied publication during lifetime ...
a) wiki article: Pope John XXIII (1958-1963) rehabilitated him
posthumously, and, since then, his works have been
considered an important influence on the contemporary
church's stance on evolution.
10. Galileo: 1979, Pope John Paul II admits treatment was wrong ...
a) In 1983, Church commission concluded that Galileo should
not have been condemned.
11. Giordano Bruno, Pope John Paul II apology ...
a) wiki: Four hundred years after his execution (burnt at the
stake, 1600), official expression of "profound sorrow" and
acknowledgement of error at Bruno's condemnation to death
was made, during the papacy of John Paul II. Attempts were
made by a group of professors in the Catholic Theological
Faculty at Naples, led by the Nolan Domenico Sorrentino, to
obtain a full rehabilitation from the Catholic authorities.
12. Einstein: "Science without religion is lame, ...
a) religion without science is blind."
13. 1993: Land of Desire, William Leach, Lewis Lapham review ...
a) p 192, Rauschenbusch, Christianity and the Social Crisis ...
1) beseeches, savages, gorge, fast, emptiness, delusion
b) p 203-4, 1901, Charles Wagner, The Simple Life, Christian terms
c) p 215-6, 1907, Edward Ross, impersonal commercial institutions
d) p 260, 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience
f) "land of desire replaces the older religious and political ideals"
g) "Christian poverty"
h) "liberation from material attachments, the unbribed soul"
i) "$4 trillion -- the balance tips toward the weight of spirit."
j) finis: \ps\lapham.doc
14. 1994: Austin office, "Allah is one, Allah is everywhere ..." ...
a) stuck in "misc" sub-folder
b) see limbic system below
15. Evolution DVD: What About God?, PBS/Nova/WGBH, Liam Neeson
16. friends (Terry, CC, CJ), strike "evolution" from dictionary? ...
a) No ... all agree that the word has utility and should be
kept in the language.
17. Time: 10/25/04, The God Gene, Is God in Our Genes?
18. Time: 10/09/06, Chimps and humans share almost 99% of their DNA.
19. 11/06, Ruth/piano, Lakewood, CO: bible <> science
20. Google: limbic spirit religion amygdala christian, @bm.xls
21. limbic system, neuroscience, @bm.xls: ^s Christian perspective
22. Katrina: Christians, Jews/Nechama, hippies, all working together
23. Creation-evolution_controversy, wiki notes @bm.xls
24. Madrid, 1995, Europeans can't believe Americans still creationists!
25. E.O. Wilson quote, 1998 ...
a) "The human mind evolved to believe in gods. It did not
evolve to believe in biology. Acceptance of the
supernatural conveyed a great advantage throughout
prehistory, when the brain was evolving. Thus it is in
sharp contrast to the science of biology, which was
developed as a product of the modern age and is not
underwritten by genetic algorithms." --E.O. Wilson,
preeminent Harvard University biologist.
b) @bm.xls ^s believe in gods
c) wiki article:
d) Scientific humanism
e) God and religion
26. Perspectives on an Evolving Creation, 2003, Keith Miller ...
a) Rev Dowd reviews: One of Christianity's best-kept secrets
is that the vast majority of evangelical scholars and
theologians do not see a conflict between creation and
27. Sojourners Magazine, Jim Wallis
28. \MNBPS\DNA.*.flv < great DNA animations
29. The Language of God ...
a) : A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief
b) a:Collins, Francis S
d) p:Free Press
e) note: 255x4*
30. comment posted on scienceblogs.com on DNA video ...
a) "And creationists say that by taking a god or 'purpose' out
of the picture, we fail to see beauty in nature! This is a
perfect example of what Dawkins wrote in "Unweaving the
Rainbow," that the closer we look, the more we understand,
the more beautiful nature becomes.
31. Ireland: Catholic-Protestant, Iraq: Shia-Sunni ...
a) demonstrating internal disagreement and conflict within
both Christianity and Islam.
32. scandals, sexual, financial ...
a) Jim Bakker
b) Ted Haggard
c) wiki:Roman Catholic sex abuse cases
34. God's Warriors, Christiane Amanpour, see notes @bm.xls:
35. Richard Cizik, National Association of Evangelicals
36. Greg Boyd, St Paul, MN
37. John Green, Pew Forum
39. Joel Osteen, Denver, Pepsi Center, preaching about genes & DNA
40. Republican debate from Tampa, FL, bible is "allegorical"
41. 2007 E.O. Wilson: The Creation ...
a) With his usual eloquence, patience and humor, Wilson, our
modern-day Thoreau, adds his thoughts to the ongoing
conversation between science and religion.
42. 2007 Rev Michael Dowd: Thank God for Evolution! ...
a) @bm.xls, liblist2.pco, pdf download, YouTube
b) wiki: Evolution Theology. In his slideshow of 02/23/08 in
San Diego, he had a slide, "Evolutionary Theology Movement"
with several references. Get the references from Michael.
c) Day & Night Language, @bm.xls YouTube clip
43. 2008 re Dawkins', The God Delusion ...
a) Amazon.com has more critically positive reviews for
Dawkins' book than his competitors' books. So there is a
lot of controversy and critical thinking happening on the
planet right now.
C. Wright Brothers: Sustainable Flight > Sustainable Civilization ...
1. formerly: Wright Brothers, sustainable, controlled flight, list
2. @bm.xls ^s wright brothers
3. see Gary L Bradshaw (san) + @bm.xls "To Fly Is Everything"
4. great quotes, specific to the impossibility of flying ...
a) "Heavier than air flying machines are impossible."
--Lord Kelvin, famous British mathematician, physicist, and
President of the British Royal Society, 1895. 8 yrs later,
the Wright Brothers flew.
b) related by Lord Kelvin in 1900: "There is nothing new to be
discovered in physics now. All that remains is more and
more precise measurement." Five years later, Albert
Einstein published his paper on special relativity.
c) "It has been demonstrated by the fruitlessness of a
thousand attempts that it is not possible for a machine,
moving under its own power, to generate enough force to
raise itself, or sustain itself, in the air. " --M. de
Marles, Les Cents Merveilles des Science et des Arts, 1847
5. Thousands have tried for over a thousand years to fly, and
thousands have crashed in the process. It wasn't until
1905 that the Wright Brothers perfected their Flyer III
machine, and got it 100% right. Prior to that 90%, 98% and
99% were achieved by them and others, but success was not
achieved until 100%.
6. They had no "users manual".
7. They worked, experimented, trial and error, failure after
failure, hard landings, bruises, broken bones,
discouragement, and eventually succeeded, for many reasons:
8. never gave up
9. applied scientific method, methodical
10. worked as generalists, connecting hundreds of specialties
11. learned from their failures, made corrections
12. finally got it 100% right
14. Ray Anderson compares WC3 w/ pre-Wright Brothers
unsustainable flight in YouTube clip:
@bm.xls Ray Anderson on Sustainability
15. Re. the ground rushing up, but imperceptibly during the
early stages. Ray Anderson talks this was as does Daniel
Quinn in Ishmael.
16. Ishmael, find the part where he talks about taking off in airplane ...
a) and see the ground rushing up, getting closer and closer.
Then the crash.
b) This is the history of human flight. We kept crashing, and
we kept trying. Eventually, we learned to fly.
c) Learning how to operate a stable civilization is the same
sort of process. Plan S provides a vital database of
information useful to present and future policy makers.
18. Now, we want to learn how to live sustainably, as a
species. Our situation is just like learning to fly.
There is no "users manual". We must learn by trial and
error. Until we get to 100%, we will crash too, but we
can't give up.
19. This is multi-generational. We must never give up as a
20. Finally with E.P. & neuroscience, just in the last couple
of generations, we get enough "users manual" to hit the
100% mark. So there is no excuse now to not use this
information and grow up as a species!
22. Kimberly asks, "What will a sustainable civilization look
like?". We don't know, any more than the Wright Brothers
could envision what our modern aircraft would look like.
All they could do was inform future inventors and engineers
what things were necessary to build a flying machine that
24. Hamlet Jones joins Jay Hanson (recv:8 Feb 08) in stating
the list is "strictly scientific". So here we had Lord
Kelvin, a world renowned scientist stating "impossible".
Sure it was done w/ fossil fuel, but how about Daedalus
then? Of course it used machined parts. In any case, is
sustainable civilization really impossible or do we, like
Lord Kelvin, merely think it so? What if we change our
25. Jay is like Lord Kelvin, the stodgy old bard who scoofs at
what is to him, obviously impossible. I am like the Wright
Brothers who looked at the heavier than air birds and
realized that there was no natural law that prohibited
human flying machines. And I believe we are in a similar
juxtaposition. Within 5 to 20 years we will be ready to
27. Re: "flying off course 99% of the time" (PDI). This is a
great analogy for sustainable civilization. See wiki
article on Flight Dynamics, pitch, yaw, roll. Also wiki:
servomechanism (@bm.xls). When driving a car, all we have
to worry about is yaw, since there is a road underneath us.
When we get off course, we instinctively make corrections
to stay on the road, and avoid crashing. But the Wright
Brothers had to also deal with controlling pitch and roll,
and they did. They got it 100% right!
28. Now, we can use the same concepts to learn how to fly a
civilization sustainably, and keep it from crashing. There
are many more variables to watch and correct for but we can
do this. Apply the principles explained in Maltz's
29. Apply what H.T. Odum explains about pulsing. If we watch a
car or aircraft closely, we can see the pulsing. There is
a constant experience of getting slightly off course and
then correcting. Most of the time crashes are avoided. We
can do the same with civilization, rather than continuing
the cycles of crashes Toynbee and others explain. Rather
than the giant cycles (pulses), we can have tiny ones and
avoid crashing. Little waves instead of big ones.
D. U.S. Tour, cities list ...
1. New Haven, CT, Yale
2. major college/university towns
3. big cities w/ lots of capital
E. names, taglines, handles, hooks, list ...
1. "It's a great day at 'Our Sustainable Future'"
2. "We can't change our genes, but we can change our memes!"
3. "Plan S: Sustainable Living for the Long Term"
4. "Plan S: A Prosperous Way Down"
5. "A world that works"
6. "Building a sustainable world"
7. "Building a sustainable civilization"
F. summaries, elevator speeches, 1 paragraph, 1 page, list ...
1. 12/06/06, Brian email, elevator speech ...
a) "I am working on a detailed, written plan to create an
instantaneous paradigm shift that will put humanity on a
sustainable course for the long term."
2. 12/06/06, Brian email, 1 para ...
a) The name of this detailed, written plan, is "Plan S". It
is about setting a day in the future, called S-Day. On
S-Day the big paradigm shift will happen worldwide. The
"S" may mean any of these:
species, sustainable, save the world, solution
is based on a generalist's understanding of the
universe. Humanity is currently faced with an endless
barrage of "doom and gloom thinking", and remains stuck in
patterns, some of which have been lurking for thousands of
years. There is plenty of awareness of what is wrong, and
very few plans on how to fix it all. This situation is
partly due to our current specialist orientation as a
species. My work is about stepping way way back, looking
at the big picture, studying many different specialties,
and in the process, getting at the root causes of
humanity's problems. I then study a variety of solution
aiding strategies, and apply classic problem solving and
brainstorming techniques to come up with a generalist's
solution and plan. This is Plan S, and S-Day.
3. 12/25/06, ps_kotke.doc, 13 point summary ...
a) ^s "Plan S is a generalist's plan"
4. 04/12/07, ps_launch01*.doc, 15 bullet point summary ...
a) ^s "main points of Plan S"
5. 05/18/07, ps_phase1f.doc, short para ...
a) I have spent forty years studying the problems we face as a
human species. My work as a generalist has allowed me to
step back to see the big picture of how our civilization
has failed, why it has failed, and what we must now do to
succeed. I am working on Plan S: a detailed, written plan
to create a major paradigm shift that will put humanity on
a successful and sustainable course for the long term. I
need your help in completing this plan.
6. 05/18/07, ps_phase1f.doc, 3 para executive summary
G. 10 million year species span, list ...
1. What follows is a composite of Richard Leakey, E.O. Wilson, Stuart
Pimm, David Suzuki, and several Wikipedia pages:
The universe is ~13.7 billion years old.
Our Milky Way Galaxy is ~13.6 billion years old.
The earth and our solar system are ~4.6 billion years old.
DNA based life emerged ~3.5 billion years ago.
~30 billion species have existed on earth to date.
Of these ~30 billion, ~100
million species exist today. The rest are
Simple math tells us that of
~30 billion total species, 99.7% are
extinct, and .3% are present today. [In The 11th Hour, David Suzuki says
99.9999% are extinct! + more notes on extinction in journal sad.pco]
There have been ~6 "major mass
extinction events" over the past 540
We live during the latest (6th)
extinction event. Our rate of
extinction is ~300 species going extinct per day. The typical range
expressed is between 100 and 1000 per day.
E.O. Wilson estimates that
during this 6th extinction, half of all
present species will go extinct. This would be ~50 million species.
This current major mass extinction event is being caused by humanity.
The background rate of extinction
is ~4 per year. The typical range
expressed is between 1 and 10 extinctions per year.
Simple math tells us that humanity
is causing the extinction rate to
be ~10,000 times the base background extinction rate, give or take an
order of magnitude.
Humanity or "man" (genus Homo)
appeared ~2.5 million years ago, in
the form of Homo Habilis (handy man).
Homo Erectus likely harnessed fire ~1.5 million years ago.
Anatomically modern Homo Sapiens
have been around for ~160,000 to
~195,000 years, based on the fossil record in Africa.
Fully modern (mentally &
spiritually) Homo Sapiens have been around
for ~40,000 years, based on the Cro Magnon cave excavations.
The horseshoe crab (Limulus
Polyphemus), is alive and well today, and
has enjoyed a species-span of ~400 million years.
There are many species of cockroaches
that are alive and well today,
that have enjoyed a species-span of ~400 to ~500 million years.
The average species-span of
large mammals is between 1 and 4 million
years. Homo Sapiens is a large mammal.
The sun's hydrogen supply will power it for another ~5 billion years.
Present conditions in our solar
system that support "DNA based life
as we know it", are likely to continue for another ~1 billion years.
Homo Sapiens will someday be
extinct. Our species-span may be
affected by how we (intentionally or unintentionally) use our
collective brains, to either reduce or prolong our species-span.
Based on the above:
It is very likely that humanity
could be present on earth for another
1 million years.
It is reasonably possible that
humanity could be present on earth for
another 10 million years.
It is possible but unlikely,
that humanity could be present on earth
for another 100 million years. Consider the increasing possibility
of an asteroid collision, or other unknown event.
It is theoretically possible
but highly unlikely, that humanity could
be present on earth for the remaining 1 billion years that the earth
can be expected to support life.
Based on my work as a generalist
taking the "big picture, long view",
and based on the above, I am working on plans for a 10 to 100 million
year species-span for humanity. This all means that we are presently
an infant species and are accordingly behaving in infantile ways.
This should be expected and is not any more unusual than watching the
infants of any species (including humans), acting in infantile ways!
H. Why No Concerted Action To Date?, List ...
2. Or, "Why 10 Steps Forward, 100 Steps Backward?"
3. Problem: "If we had only started 30 to 50 years ago ..."
(ref sak: "books I read long ago"), "Now we are in
overshoot and collapse. Time has run out."
4. This mantra MUST STOP today! Every time it is repeated it
programs more brains for resignation, inaction, and
5. Here are the reasons why we failed. These must all be
overcome, before concerted action takes place.
7. uninformed: lack of users manuals (all 3x)
8. specialist frames, ~16 generations of inbred specialization
(see ishmael.com, "sinking ship parable")
9. [ADDED] Specialists' Not Invented Here (NIH) List (saj)
Specialists get locked into their 10 sided emotional
structure (personal paradigm) and can't get out.
10. becoming a generalist takes decades, requires a rare
interest in "everything", & WC3 is heavily biased against
generalism & provides no rewards for becoming a generalist.
It tells us, "You must specialize. No man can do it ALL!"
11. Lack of: Decision -> Plan -> Action (i.e., no P.D. awareness) ...
a) No awareness of problem solving methodology/process.
12. Unawareness of the existence of "The Solution Box" (TSB). ...
a) Once existence of TSB becomes known, there is an additional
problem: the disconnect between groups A,B,C & D in TSB!
13. Crystaline structures, 10 sided emotional structures
(paradigms), built over 6,000 years.
14. classic addictive behavior ... no change occurs until
massive pain sets in and forces the change.
15. 3 brain-mind disciplines (P.D., E.P., Neuroscience), not in
relationship, still specialized and separate
16. PDI still stuck in old paradigm, not taking up their vital
leading role. Still stuck in the "unlimited power",
"unlimited material wealth" modes.
17. Mass Media, stuck in the old paradigm. Everyone ends up
suffocating in the collective "mass media gas chamber",
featuring constant information about war, death, disaster
and destruction. The mass media in turn, is programmed by
the public, which demands this dreary news, based on its
genetically programmed human nature.
18. politicians & religious leaders, uninformed, lack of will,
short-term horizons, frames of reference.
19. [ADDED] unlike the Wrights who achieved 100% after much
research and many failures, we are still lagging far
behind. We need to get to that 100% to achieve sustainable
20. [ADDED ] incorrect focus focus focus ...
a) why humanity failed to heed the warnings and got worse instead:
b) For the last 50 years (MK Hubbert, 1956), we were warned.
We made minor improvements with recycling and air quality
(in a few areas), but these were overshadowed by our
continuing to get worse in most cases, and at an ever
c) Why is this so, and what can we do to turn it around?
d) The answer lies in part in what we have been FOCUSING on
(PD theme). We have been focusing on our problems. We
read lots of books, newspapers, magazines, saw lots of
TV/media, documentaries, videos that brought our focus onto
our problems. Since no specific detailed solutions were
also available to be presented, we focused exclusively on
our problems (rather than solutions). This became like a
cat chasing its tail, a self fulfilling prophesy.
e) Why does focus on problems make them worse? We get
depressed and enter into a doomy gloomy state when
presented with problems for which there is no known
solution. We then fail to take action, since there is no
action plan available.
f) To make matters worse, we then seek relief from our pain
and depression. We then escape into a myriad of addictive
behaviors and distractions, like food, drugs, alcohol,
sports, TV, Internet, movies, pornography, etc., and an
endless stream of entertainment options. These serve to
numb us out from our pain and depression, and further
remove us from any ability to focus on problem solving,
planning and action.
g) The result is that rather than solving our problems, we are
actually increasing them at an ever accelerating pace.
Quote from Ran's saveearth.htm: "... didn't we turn it
around, we sped it up: more cars with worse efficiency,
more toxins, more CO2, more deforestation, more pavement,
more lawns, more materialism, more corporate rule, more
weapons, more war and love of war, more secrets, more lies,
more callousness and cynicism and short-sightedness."
h) The way around all this mess is to LEARN about our
challenges (problems), but DON'T FOCUS on them. Instead
FOCUS on learning about their causes, plan, find solutions,
take action. This is PD 101, a major basis for Plan S.
This concept is well represented graphically by using the
three wise monkeys: "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no
evil" with hands over eyes, ears, mouth. Show focusing on
problem vs having awareness of problem, while focusing on
plan/solution. See 3x5 slip with rough diagram.
22. It is now HIGH TIME TO UNDERSTAND AND OVERCOME all this.
It must all be understood and overcome, before a successful
transition to a sustainable civilization is possible!
I. getting better, getting worse, list ...
1. (expand fr sab)
2. Why be a pessimist or optimist. The vast majority are one
or the other. Important to be a realist, and see things as
they actually are.
3. jerry jeff walker, walker's collectibles, will there be any ...
a) Well, we're on our last legs as you can see Lord
so we're down to the bendin' end as they say
we just wanted to check out and find out
is everything gonna be in the middle
not too far, not too short, not too big,
not too early ... right on time.
is everything gonna be right up ... there
4. getting to the platform (to catch the train) ...
a) This is the idea that we can't catch a train without first
getting to the right platform at the right time. If we
aren't on the platform, we miss the train.
b) We need to understand the world as closely as possible to
the way it actually is, in order to get on the platform to
catch the train.
c) Wright Brothers, 100%
5. On balance, we are getting worse a lot faster than we are
getting better. This is unsustainable!
6. Prepare an example of getting better in some areas, worse
in others, with a negative balance. Use money or some
other easily understood concept to demonstrate. It could
even be we have many small gains, offset by a few huge
8. getting better, but not fast enough ...
a) caveats: jevons paradox & eMergy. Some of the items in
this list appear to be helping, but in reality they are
not, either because of jevons paradox, increased eMergy, or
c) Knowledge Explosion
e) Cigarette Smoke in Public Buildings
f) Crime Rate in Some Big Cities is Down
g) Ozone Hole Getting Smaller
h) Smog in Some Big Cities is Reduced
i) Starting to Ban Trans Fats
j) Waterless Urinals
k) Low Flow Showerheads
l) Healthier Food and Food Labeling ...
1) organic foods
2) community supported agriculture (CSA)
3) farmers markets
m) Some Countries and Companies Banning Plastic Bags
n) Companies Increasing Consciousness, ex. Interface, Ray Anderson
9. getting worse, way too fast ...
a) see sab.pco for the complete list
b) increasing energy use
c) depletion of fossil fuels
d) depletion of all non-renewable resources
e) global warming
f) species extinction
h) terror, war, violence
J. Reasons to Bring WC3 to a "Softer Landing" ...
1. unsustainable: violates natural laws of energy
2. high energy is destroying the Earth's life support system
3. DNA: It's not our genetic design to live this way
4. we're spiritual beings: happiness via spirit, not material
K. 500 Million Carrying Capacity, List ...
1. This is a list of sources that mention 500 million (give or
take) as a critical carrying capacity of Planet Earth.
2. @bm.xls ^s Population, World Population, Carrying Capacity
4. pop. curve in 1650 (1995 World Almanak), 500 million
5. James Lovelock (Gaia Hypothesis), 500 million
6. Joseph George Caldwell writes ...
a) "The thesis of this book is that when fossil-fuel reserves
deplete in a few years, the global human population of
Earth will drop to about 500 million people or less -- a
small fraction of the current six billion."
7. Georgia Guidestones, 500 million, @bm.xls
8. Jay Hanson, farewell.txt, 200 million
9. Robert L. Hickerson, quotes Prof. Ken Watt of UC Davis ...
a) ref @bm.xls, "approximately 100 to 300 million people",
Watt on Carrying Capacity, from dieoff page158, Robert L
Hickerson, Life-Expectancy of Industrial Civ
b) In personal communications with Prof. Ken Watt of UCDavis,
Watt stressed the importance of energy use per person. He
also said that he and about 100 other scholars "believe
that energy and numbers of births will be the two key
variables in determining the character of the future. We
now feel the planet and humanity can only coexist as a
living system for a long time if the human population gets
down to 1/70 to 4/70 of the present level. It is difficult
to see how to do that without violence..." 1/70 of the
present global population is approximately 100 to 300
million people. That's for the whole planet!
10. 11th Hour, 0:15:43, Thom Hartmann, .5 billion to 1 billion max
11. crudeawakening.org, 1:18:29, Roscoe Bartlett says ...
a) "many people believe 1.5 to 2 billion" but this is nothing
but a guess.
12. Howard Odum, A Prosperous Way Down, p 170 ...
a) "will eventually have to reduce either their populations or
their living standard (emergy use) by 80 to 90 percent"
b) This was written around 2000 when world pop. was around 6
billion. An 85% reduction in pop. would bring it down to
13. Paul Chefurka, one billion ...
a) "perhaps one billion members before the end of the century"
b) in his: Population Decline - Red Herrings and Hope
14. Dale Alan Pfeiffer, in Eating Fossil Fuels ...
a) he apparently projects 2.5 billion. But I just noticed
that at his mountainsentinel.com site. Haven't read the
L. "Know", "Know I Don't Know", "Don't Know I Don't Know" ...
1. pie chart, circle chart w/ 3 wedges
2. This slide is in 3 categories: Knowledge, Paradigm Shift
3. Use it to show the limited extent of our knowledge. Our
current paradigm is informed only by the "Know" wedge. To
design and install a sustainable paradigm for the long
term, we need to become generalists and venture into the
"Don't Know I Don't Know" wedge. Then, the path ahead
becomes visible and clear.
4. use in presentations:
5. opener: "How many people believe that 'knowledge is power'?"
1985, Andrew Garvin, wrote:
How to Win With Information or Lose Without It
6. introduce the pie chart w/ the 3 wedges
7. We are sooooooooo uninformed (not ignorant, stupid,
delusional). Languaging! How are we programming our
8. engage the group. For each item, find out where everyone
sees themselves in the 3x "don't know's"
9. Point out that all our 1's (know's) are the result of the
prevailing paradigm, WC3, since we are all enmeshed in that
paradigm. We are a part of it. People's lives are always
shaped and molded by the prevailing paradigm they are a
part of. The only ones of us who are exceptions to this
rule, are those who engage in a program of self study
10. If there are 1's (know's) present, have them explain,
rather than me. Then I learn new things, rest my voice, it
becomes more like a workshop, and I look less like a
know-it-all. Ask them to volunteer, if I forget to ask, or
if my info is inaccurate or fuzzy.
11. Re the 3x: Use a voting system which must add up to all
participants. First, disclose when I first learned the
information. If a bunch don't vote, use a blind voting
13. relate all this with Flatland
14. relate to Jay's farewell.txt and difficulty of
understanding for all the reasons he points out in that
15. importance of time and patience to "grok" the material.
16. in presentations, have readers and audience give themselves
a score based on the "study order" column of pskb.xls,
based on their familiarity with the material, both major
(1-4) and minor (5-9). The more familiar they are with the
major points, the easier to understand Plan S.
M. Resource Based Economy and Currency ...
1. vs all current forms of fiat currency & "funny money":
Precious Metals, Paper, Debt Based, Fractional Reserve
Banking, Derivatives, etc.
2. @bm.xls :resources
3. sam: [dw12]
4. Re resource depletion ...
a) There has been so much written about government regulation,
taxation, rationing, controls, etc. These are all
abridgements on personal freedom and are unnecessary.
b) The ideal method to conserve non-renewables is thru a free
market oriented resource based economy & currency. This
combines Ludwig von Mises' policies with a new currency.
However for such an economy to work efficiently on a global
basis will require more computing power than we will likely
have over our 10 million year long term. We can still
institute a resource based economy without using computers,
however it will likely be imperfect and easily abused.
c) To minimize abuse and cheating, we will have to turn to the
family, religious leaders and education system to inform
all people of what happened during the wasteful and
polluting 1800-2100 AD time frame when we were highly
uninformed about our planet's resource base. By using
education and peer pressure, we should be able to reduce
abuse and cheating to tolerable levels. Note that our
religious institutions are already providing marriage and
drug counseling services and helping members of their
flocks get out of debt. So why not incorporate messages to
help us all live within our means?
d) This system, while imperfect, may be our best hope of
installing a sustainable civilization on earth for the
remainder of homo sapiens' species-span of 10 to 100
e) Re. free market vs. central planning: Communist Eastern
Europe, cheap government subsidized cigarettes and alcohol
dispensed to the masses to keep them placated. This is
what central planning gives us. Is this what we want?
5. contrast prices, re need for resource based economy ...
a) cheap airline trip, expensive cruise, space tourist
b) our current prices using fiat currencies help destroy our
c) we need a currency system that informs people of the true
costs of goods and services
6. Prosperous Way Down, Odum, p 281, emdollar as basis for
resource based economy ... consider this!
N. Ancient Civilizations, Grandeur of, Collapse of ...
1. bm.xls: ancient civilizations, includes :collapse section
2. bmva.htm: ancient civilizations
3. personal visits: Chaco Canyon, Mesa Verde, Pompeii,
Herculaneum, Rome, Bandelier, Spiro Mounds, Matavenero y
4. museum visits, video/documentaries, books, websites, etc.:
Egypt, Aztec, Inca, Maya, Olmec, Tenochtitlan, Anasazi,
Ephesus, Teotihuacan, Hohokam, Lascaux, Hopewell Mounds,
Cahokia Mounds, Machu Picchu, Sumer, Greece, Hangzhou
O. Overlapping Cycles Cause Confusing Noise, Randomness ...
1. parallel Dewey/Mandino's Cycles w/ Odum's pulsing
2. random, randomness, noise, noisiness
3. Dewey/Mandino spoke about cycles on Venus, hidden by
clouds, impossible to discern. Odum speaks about same in
Prosperous Way Down, pgs 81, 281. Many short cycles
interfere with each other and appear to be random or noise.
They are hard to discern. Same concept.
A. fundraising ...
[In order to avoid disclosing personal information, I have
removed the names of all personal acquaintances from this
2. learn to fundraise with many small donations
on Internet ...
a) like Barack Obama did in 2008, or like MoveOn.org does.
3. Forbes, Edward L Bernays, Land of Desire, Century of the Self ...
a) Use same mental technologies as PR, advertising, marketing,
use sell Plan S and fundraise for it. Trillions of cash
awash in the current system.
4. @bm.xls, :Paradigm Shift, Generalists I Am Aware Of ...
a) & Yahoo! Groups:
c) energy resources
d) running on empty
5. @bm.xls, Plan S, fundraising
6. work all balloons in TSB (Fix-It, PDI, Ent, TWO)
7. scan Pn's for others noted
8. corporations ...
a) Research corporate giving, consciousness, green attitudes.
Like Ray Anderson, BP, Disney, WFM, etc. There are likely
b) The Corporation, filmmakers
9. Fortune 500, Fortune 1000 (find via wiki article)
10. Forbes, many lists of richest this and that ...
a) Note: They keep several years of ratings online. Don't
know if they scroll off at some point.
b) The World's Billionaires, @bm.xls
11. wiki: List of Billionaires (worldwide)
12. wiki\Time_100, most influential from Time since 1999
13. business week, philanthropy, etc ...
a) 11/29/04, huge issue covers both organizations and some
b) 11/28/05, ditto, p 62, John Templeton into Evolutionary
Psychology, connecting religion and science
c) ref bm.xls, some stuff saved locally
14. individuals, see business week
15. Rotary, Masons, service organizations, etc.
16. religious & spiritual organizations of all types
17. peace organizations, like ...
a) peacejam.org, based in Arvada!
b) especially those catering to young people
18. colleges & universities, like ...
a) humboldt state, arcata
b) new college, sarasota, santa rosa
d) evergreen state, olympia
19. genius, high IQ, intellectuals ...
a) 09/17/06: CNN, Gupta, Genius Program
c) gifted children programs
20. Who's Who of the Elite ...
a) dup entry from liblist3.pco
b) ": Members of the Bilderbergs, Council on Foreign
Relations, & Trilateral Commission"
c) a:Robert Gaylon Ross Sr
21. Superclass, David Rothkopf, author
22. Superclass, Amazon reviewer ...
a) I am also familiar with the $60,000 a year special database
that charts the top dogs and every membership, association,
23. ^^ several more @ liblist3.pco
24. my suppliers: storage, office, food, gas, phone, etc. ...
a) request gratis, discount, waver of profit, etc.
25. long term thinkers, paleoanthropologists, geologists ...
a) people like Richard Leakey, Ken Deffeyes
26. entertainment ...
b) richest entertainers
c) entertainment properties, corporations ...
1) like Sumner M Redstone at Viacom
d) wiki: List_of_show_business_families
e) Wayans family ...
1) Entertainment Weekly: Most Powerful Family in Hollywood
2) wiki: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Wayans is also a vegetarian and
a supporter of animal rights group, PETA.
27. politics: wiki: List_of_U.S._political_families
28. stars, personal connections via Don Bright/Gary Starr ...
a) Leslie Nielsen, Ted Turner, et al
29. children/kids, ref People Magazine issues ...
c) So do they do an issue once every 6 months?
30. children & grandchildren of wealthy people on this list
31. reseach on web ...
a) ^s google worlds richest people
b) Forbes site exc with slideshows
32. library ...
b) mailing lists of high net worth individuals
33. network with Harper Magazine editor
34. plan0/1.pco people lists, mine
35. shoe leather: ask companies, churches for $$'s
36. fundraising hook (generalist/specialist) ...
a) Federation concept, ie go from specialists to generalists
b) World Federation of Sustainable Specialists ref plan2.pco
c) check Ulrich's or whichever lib ref book lists associations
37. grants, foundations, etc ...
a) Steve, may have written grants with Dennis Weaver
b) Steve, 4/05 meeting: mentioned a Boulder grant writer:
[name removed]. Her husband is into wind energy and drives
c) International Humanities Center, www.ihcenter.org (Cory/EC)
d) Collapse, Diamond, p 528, list:
e) W. Alton Jones Foundation
f) Eve and Harvey Masonek and Samuel F. Heyman and Eve Gruber
Heyman 1981 Trust Undergraduate Research Scholars Fund
g) Sandra McPeak
h) Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
i) Summit Foundation
j) Weeden Foundation, weedenfdn.org ...
1) adverse impact of growing human populations and overuse of
natural resources on the biological fabric of the planet
k) Winslow Foundation
l) others Jared mentions in papers found online:
m) Guggenheim Foundation
38. sponsorship ...
a) Think about who stands to gain from a project, good or
b) re Plan S: Cumberland General Store, gold dealers, survival
businesses: publishers, food storage, water purification,
micro hydro, etc.
39. \cp\csen\csenar/s.pco: [P1][P2]
40. invisiblechildren.com, Annual Reports ...
a) At the end of the 2007 pdf, see "special thanks to" list
41. The World Order, @bm.xls, World Economic Forum, etc.
42. ted.com yearly convention, now in Long Beach, 1000 people
43. LA's South Central Farm wiki article on 05/08/08 has list ...
a) of 2 dozen celebrities who support the farm
45. article about local Seattle outfit in Millionaire Institute
46. also, search with fj for "kessler" and related terms
as there's some stuff dangling in j2/j3, etc
47. regarding getting on with building a business ...
here is a list of resources I already have to draw on ...
a) Think and Grow Rich
b) Tower Books
d) U of W Business Library
e) University Bookstore
f) CompuServe Forums
g) need to round robin all work in all areas - time slicing
h) go thru all my myriads of files/resources!
48. BUSINESS HELP SERVICES ...
a) Millionaire Institute (see white envelope in stack)
b) try out Kessler Exchg (Business) 1-800-435-4200 for
a 2 month trial membership at $10.00
1) belated reply card came from Geoffrey Kessler,
The Kessler Exchange, 11661 San Vicente Blvd, LA 90049 to
2522 1st W (control #'s for chg of addr are 218047 A026)
49. Ed Begley, Jr, environmentalist actor
51. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Warren Buffett), 60+ billion ...
a) @bm.xls, \ps\BillGates.RollingStone.mp3
b) Svalbard doomsday vault:
c) Norway paid for construction of the vault, while Microsoft
founder Bill Gates paid to ship the 1,500,000,000 seeds.
52. Oprah Winfrey
53. Bill Cosby
54. Sting & wife: Trudie Styler
55. Chuck Leavell, Atlanta AFM member ...
a) saw afm article on his environmental interests
56. Ted Turner, ref Ishmael/Daniel Quinn award he gave
57. Michael Moore (Bowling For Columbine)
58. Jesse Jackson ...
a) ref ability to get into forbidden places like Cuba, Iran,
59. Jimmy Carter
60. Bill Clinton ...
b) Clinton Global Initiative
c) Green Fund, principal investors:
d) venture capitalist Vinod Khosla
e) supermarket magnate Ron Burkle
f) Hollywood producer Steve Bing
g) Former World Bank President James D. Wolfensohn will serve
as the fund's managing director; Clinton will serve as a
h) 2007 book: Giving
i) using Internet to raise big funds from small givers
j) mentions Nonzero, Robert Wright (EP) in Rolling Stone 40th intview
61. Rupert Murdoch (research) ...
a) Rupert Murdoch, who is bankrolling a global-warming
62. Ted Halstead ref bmva.htm
63. Reader's Digest \\readers digest
64. Ed Bass/Bass Family, Dallas/Fort Worth ...
a) Tucson's Biosphere II
65. www.vonmises.org, huge list, many with websites
66. vs, simplicity, sustainability groups ...
a) small donations from the multitudes
b) newciv.org, simpleliving, etc.
67. Robert F Kennedy Jr
68. Pew Charitable Trust ...
a) Vicki hustled 300,000 for Affluenza
69. Gerry Spence
70. Senator Byrd, fiddler
71. Threshold: www.thresholdfoundation.org
72. Doughnuts \\donuts
73. O'Neill, Jessie H O'Neill, The Golden Ghetto ...
a) www.theaffluenzaproject.com, The Affluenza Project, ref
b) ref in Curing Affluenza, Tony Campolo
c) 12/06/07, problems with website, apparently transitioning
from affluenza.com and several broken links
1) this one works:
74. morethanmoney.org, another socially responsible giving org.
75. Jared Diamond
76. Dr Bruce Lipton, Stanford, mind/body connection, ev psych?
77. Napoleon Hill Foundation, naphill.org ...
a) from about us on their webpage: "A nonprofit educational
institution dedicated to making the world a better place in
which to live."
b) Hammond, IN: www.naphill.org/contact
78. Meryl Streep (Race To Save The Planet, violin movie)
79. Pierre Omidyar, eBay ...
a) omidyar.net (Omidyar Network, Redwood City, CA)
c) ref bm.xls
d) eBay bio: "Committed to unleashing human potential, Omidyar
Network uses a broad toolset to build and sustain
environments that enable individuals to improve their lives
economically, socially and politically."
80. Jeffrey Skoll, billionaire eBay, movie mogul ...
a) financed Gore's global warming movie
b) wiki: Skoll was influenced by authors such as Aldous Huxley
and Ayn Rand and intended to become an author writing
motivational books and books on tackling the world's
problems. The Skoll Foundation's assets rank it as the
largest foundation for Social Entrepreneurship in the
c) Participant Productions, an L.A.-based media company
founded by executive producer Jeff Skoll. The
Montreal-born, Toronto-raised Skoll has made it his mission
to back socially relevant projects (including such recent
films as Syriana and North Country).
d) innovative ideas with extraordinary determination, tackling
the world's toughest problems to make things better for us
81. Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com ...
a) Blue Origin's Goddard Rocket, First Flight, November 13,
2006, first flight of a novel private space vehicle
Blue Origin has finally released photos and video of the
first launch of its prototype vehicle, which occurred on
November 13. Blue Origin is the company owned by amazon.com
founder Jeff Bezos.
82. John Mackey, Whole Foods ...
a) saving the planet
c) personal worth $50 million
d) jarrard may be able to connect to him
e) wiki: In a debate in Reason Magazine between Mackey, Milton
Friedman, and T.J. Rodgers, Mackey says that he is a free
f) flowidealism.org < liberating the entrepreneurial spirit for good
83. Gary L Bradshaw, Mississippi, Wright Brothers ...
a) discovered 09/07/04, studies creativity in science and
invention, site: "To Fly Is Everything"
84. Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Atlantic "anything is possible" ...
a) Saw on Larry King/CNN, 05/17/06. Virgin investing in
alternative energy. Aware of global warming. All spare
money into ethanol, windfarms, solar heating. Cellulose
ethanol, from waste products.
c) 9/06, pledged $3 billion to battle global warming
85. Robert Redford, actor, environmentalist ...
a) ^s goodle [robert redford building]
b) Sundance Channel: The Green, started April, 2007
c) Sundance Institute
d) Park City, Utah
86. Wal-Mart, The Walton Family ...
a) Rob Walton, Toyota Prius
b) Read Fortune, 11/15/04 issue on The Waltons
87. Hewlett Foundation ...
a) "which has become a leading backer of research into
renewable and clean energy policies" ... found in news
story 12/08/04, on coal and energy policy.
88. Gene Kranz, NASA, re using Failure Is Not An Option ...
a) to help save the world
89. Paul G Allen, Microsoft Co-Founder \\paul allen ...
a) ^s google: paul g allen
b) www.vulcanproductions.com, Clear Blue Sky Productions
c) Clear Blue Sky funded the NOVA/WGBH Evolution 7 part DVD.
d) Time, Chimp to Man, 10/09/06, p 53, Allen Institute for
Brain Science, $141 million, mouse brain genome
e) See paulallen.com and answer his base questions completely:
f) What should exist?
To me, that's
the most exciting question imaginable. What
do we need that we don't have? How can we realize our
potential? What will it take to solve important problems
and improve people's lives? What should exist, and how
might we create it--right now?
I have always
been captivated by new ideas that answer
g) contact from pbs.org site:
Jason J. Hunke
Clear Blue Sky Productions
90. Marshall Sahlins ...
b) Stone Age Economics, "the original affluent society"
91. film makers \\filmmakers ...
a) Ken Burns
b) Keith Merrill
c) Mickey Lemle, www.lemlepictures.com << exc
d) Kelly Way <firstname.lastname@example.org> < at peakoil.net ...
1) Asleep in America, May, 2005
2) 05/02/05, emailed him
e) Gregory Greene, Toronto filmmaker ...
2) also Barry Silverthorn responded to my email
ref peg:recv:20 May 04, per website, he owns a 92 mpg
f) Aaron Russo
g) Michael Moore
92. gaiam.com, Boulder/Broomfield
93. Shell, BP, GE, ABB ...
a) per Plan B, Lester Brown, pg 161, all in wind business
94. Wendell Berry ...
a) In Distrust of Movements @bm.xls, he's a great generalist!
95. Maurice & Hanna Strong, Crestone, CO
96. GE: Ecomagination \\general electric ...
a) ref Morey's peg:recv:9 May 2005 ...
97. Daryl Hannah ...
a) solar powered home in rocky mountains, biodiesel
b) Hannahs been involved in the biodiesel movement for years.
In 2004, she accepted the Influencer Award at the National
Biodiesel Conference & Expo and was honored with Willie
Nelson at the Environmental Media Awards.
c) South Central Farm, featured in Escape From Suburbia, wiki:
"chained herself to a walnut tree at the South Central Farm
for three weeks to protest the farmers' eviction by the
property's new owner"
d) vegetarian since age 11
e) many youtubes with her
98. Ben & Jerry's \\ben and jerrys
:0. Home Depot ...
a) Home Depot, a North American DIY brand, which gives away
millions through its program of Good Works.
:1. Paul Newman, www.newmansownorganics.com
:2. Angelina Jolie (U.N. refugees) ...
a) connection to Patch, gave money to go to Cambodia
b) spoke at 2006 Davos, World Economic Forum
:3. W Edwards Deming Institute: www.deming.org
:4. Google, eBay, and other wealthy successful young corps ...
a) google.org ...
1) Dr. Larry Brilliant, Executive Director, from Seva, Feb, 2006
c) wiki:Google Foundation
d) Larry Page @ Clinton Giving bash, Sep, 2007, Harlem
:5. George Soros ...
a) biographer Michael T Kaufman: He let me know once that he
would gladly give up his entire fortune if he could write a
work of philosophy that would exist for a thousand years.
I mean his ambitions are not small.
:6. Rockefellers ...
a) Ref quotes.pco. @bm.xls ^s rockefeller heirs
:7. John Templeton \\john marks templeton...
a) see notes here re his interest in religion, science,
b) author: Is Progress Speeding Up? Our Multiplying Multitudes
of Blessings, 1997
c) see wiki article on him, Selected publications, lists 7,
Scientists discover God, etc.
:8. Richard Rainwater ...
a) Rainwater, number 112 on Forbes magazine's list
of the 400 Richest Americans, warns that an
"economic tsunami" is about to strike the global
economy as the world runs out of oil.
b) ref bvr blog 12/21/05
c) ref LATOC, SecondPage.html
:9. Hillary Duff, philanthropist, gave to Hurricane Katrina
;0. Udo Erasmus, Fats guy ...
a) into peace, evolution, politics, psychology, a world that
;1. Ray Kurzweil
;2. Robert Newman, Rob Newman, British commedian
;3. Jamie Johnson's documentary Born Rich (google it)
;4. Alanis Morissette ...
a) global warming DVD, buddhism, spirituality, navaho
b) My life purpose is to inspire courage and compassion and
the raising of consciousness on this planet.
c) Scott Welch
Mosaic Media Group
9200 Sunset Blvd, 10th Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
;5. leonardodicaprio.org, web movies ...
a) #23 on OK Mag: Top 50 Charitable Celebs list
b) @bm.xls ^s Leonardo DiCaprio, The 11th Hour, Warner ...
1) notes @ libvid.pco
;6. Bill Ford, Ford Motor Company
;7. Joel Osteen, Lakewood Church, Houston, PDI/Christian perspective ...
a) has a sermon about genes
;8. Kimbal Musk, started PayPal & Tesla Motors, per Steve ...
a) solve mobility problem & put people into space
b) brother Elon Musk
c) Musk Foundation
;9. Patrick Moore (formerly Greenpeace) ...
a) wiki: "By the mid-1980s, the environmental movement had
abandoned science and logic in favor of emotion and
sensationalism. I became aware of the emerging concept of
sustainable development: balancing environmental, social
and economic priorities. Converted to the idea that win-win
solutions could be found by bringing all interests
together, I made the move from confrontation to consensus."
<0. Cheryl Crow (singer) ...
a) toured in biodiesel powered bus, use only one sheet of
<1. Dennis Kucinich
<2. Long Now Foundation, www.longnow.org
<3. Bill Joy, Aspen, Sun Micro founder
<4. NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg
<5. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
<6. James Levoy Sorenson, billionaire, Utah ...
a) wrote Finding True Balance: Great Balancing Acts of Life
b) passions: DNA, peace
c) when factions learn that they share a common ancestry -
that Jewish Israelis are related to Palestinians, Sunnis to
Shiites - there will be peace on Earth
<7. Al Gore, Global Marshall Plan, @bm.xls
<8. Kevin Wall, liveearth.org (gore)
<9. Madonna ...
a) wiki article:
b) it is my plea to the audience to encourage mankind to help
one another and to see the world as a unified whole
c) My specific intent is to bring attention to the millions of
children in Africa who are dying every day, and are living
without care, without medicine and without hope. I am
asking people to open their hearts and minds to get
involved in whatever way they can.
=0. Estefan: Emilio and Gloria
=1. Jim McLaren, www.chooseliving.org, quadriplegic w/ foundation
=2. Steve Case (AOL), Jean Case, www.casefoundation.org
=3. The Top 50 Charitable Celebrities, OK Magazine
=4. ;Shakira ...
a) mgr: Ceci Kurzman, Nexus Management Group
b) Pies Descalzos
c) ALAS Foundation ...
1) America Latina en Accion Solidaria - Latin America for
2) Spanish singer Miguel Bose will serve as executive director
d) wiki on Shakira: "Shakira was recently ranked at number 48
on the list of Top 50 Most Charitable Celebrities by OK!
e) I love reading about history.
f) wiki: "Shakira is currently attending classes at UCLA,
majoring in the History of Western Civilization."
g) article @bm.xls: Shakira Rests Hips to Study at UCLA.
"Introduction to Western Civilization: Ancient
Civilizations from Prehistory to Circa A.D. 843."
h) quote from Unplugged DVD: "No one taught me to dance
Arabic-style. It's proof that genetic memory really
i) Sep, 2007, Giving - Live at the Apollo w/ Clinton in Harlem ...
1) Shakira called everyone in the crowd to action. "This is a
moment in history to act as a global community ... of
2) "We can be the architects of change," she said.
3) @bm.xls, YouTube, 7:50, Shakira's speech @ Clinton Global Initiative
j) quote found on a website ...
1) Shakira says:
Technology scares me. We live surrounded by a battalion of
sounds, engaged in ostentatious displays of new recording
techniques. But, to me, the fundamental essence of a song
lies in the melody and the lyrics.
l) book: Shaira, Woman Full of Grace, see "book notes" folder
n) Tim M: freak of Nature, me: Mars
o) Spain-new world: hubbert: collapse
p) Om Shanti Om
s) fourth richest woman in the music industry by forbes.com ...
1) after Madonna, Barbara Streisand, Celine Dion
t) On Tuesday [04/2/08] Shakira held a lecture in a campaign
against global warming held on Capitol Hill in Washington.
The aim of the campaign is to educate young people about
=6. Michael Franti
=7. Norah Jones
=8. Alicia Keys
=9. Willie Nelson, Peace Research Institute, willienelsonpri.com
>0. John Robbins & his son at Yes
>1. W Clement Stone, Jessie Verna Tarson foundation, wcstonefnd.org ...
a) \ps\Clement Stone Foundation.htm, mentions son Norman, a
b) located in SF @ Presidio in Thoreau Center for Sustainability
>2. Benton Foundation, www.benton.org ...
a) found via oneworld.net. Oneworld's CEO is Michael Litz,
formerly CTO at Benton. Benton funds Oneworld.
>3. Celine Dion
>4. Norman Hughes
>5. Criss Angel, magician, psychologist ...
a) Bring him in as the magic man, someone who understands the
mind, and a charismatic leader of his generation. How can
we employ magic to create a paradigm shift?
>6. Paul Hawken
>7. Ray Anderson, see his youtube videos
>8. Bethany McLean, Fortune Mag, wrote Smartest Guys in the Room
>9. tidesfoundation.org, funded Annie Leonard's storyofstuff.com
?0. E.O. Wilson, see wiki article ...
a) Wilson is known for his career as a scientist, his advocacy
for environmentalism, and his scientific humanist ideas
concerned with religious, moral, and ethical matters. As
of 2007, he was the Pellegrino University Research
Professor in Entomology for the Department of Organismic
and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and a Fellow
of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He is a Humanist
Laureate of the International Academy of Humanism.
b) Scientific Humanism
c) God and religion
?1. Chalmers Johnson - Speaking Freely, @bm.xls
?2. Sarah McLachlan - World On Fire
?3. Shai Agassi, Project Better Place, @bm.xls ...
a) "I'm a problem solver"
?4. Bianca Jagger, see her wiki article, many affiliations
A. journal, running notes ...
1. biocracy (vs. democracy) ...
a) discovered this term from Dowd. already noted at saj in
the "save the world list".
b) Learn more about biocracy. Nothing @ wiki yet. Nice idea,
but has anyone developed it yet?
c) Likely related to resource based economy, which if properly
implemented preserves all life.
d) Re democracy, isn't this just the tyranny of the majority?
Remember the John Quincy Adams quote: "democracy never
lasts long ... murders itself"
2. kevin trudeau law of success infomercial 2/24/08 ...
800-240-3417 cs east
no website yet
3. orlov on collapse ...
a) I therefore take as my premise that at some point during
the coming years, due to an array of factors, with energy
scarcity foremost among them, the economic system of the
United States will teeter and fall, to be replaced by
something that most people can scarcely guess at, and that
even those who see it coming prefer not to think about.
4. slow boiled frog analogy ...
a) compare to Toynbee about challenge-response: no challenge,
no response!, ie no S-Day. Since I, like Russell Means,
want sustainable for the long term, I welcome collapse.
But some just want it easy ... "no pain in my lifetime" ...
a slow death. And then we get more of what we've always
had ... civ after civ, rising and falling.
b) Ran thinks it will be a slow collapse.
c) My two cents: things come down much faster than they go up.
5. We can only obey laws we're aware of! ...
a) so let's become aware and obey!
6. notable rebounds, bounce backs ...
a) chernobyl, mount saint helens, russia, hiroshima, nagasaki
b) of course they had fossil fuels
c) But even after the most severe dieoff, within 1k to 10k
yrs, humanity will rebound! They will look back on us, as
we do on Sumer ... some mythical, distant, ancient
childlike civilization that stripped the earth of most of
its vital resources.
7. do you remember the titanic? ...
a) do you remember people were told it was unsinkable? this
was magical thinking ... the ghost dance, the cargo cult.
now we are surrounded by one chorus of doom, that the ship
is going down and it's too late ...... another chorus of
optimism ... that humanity has always gotten better, is
highly creative, that the rapture is coming, that the
singularity is near, that paradigm shift is just around the
corner. so where is the middle ground? where is the all
encompasing view ... the realist?
8. @bm.xls: peakoildebunked.blogspot.com ...
a) see his Confessions of an ex-doomer
9. Richard Heinberg @ Findhorn, April, 2008, @bm.xls ...
a) Several comments of his reinforce and support Plan S.
Review and make notes.
10. re. prospects for more peace and understanding between countries ...
a) look how these have been positively influenced on the
personal level by attendance of families to est/Landmark
and similar personal development seminars (i.e. Rick
11. We can be thankful fossil fuels are limited on our planet ...
a) It seems as though just enough were created to allow us to
learn the operating rules, without complete destruction of
the biosphere. We will now be forced back to living on
dispersed sunlight and other less concentrated energy
forms, but if we are careful, we can save the most
important information we've discovered.
b) If fossil fuels were unlimited, we would certainly destroy
the biosphere, due to our genetic heritage. It appears
that our tendencies toward more energy and material use is
vastly stronger than any tendency toward conservation.
12. Von Mises, Human Action, some useful quotes from pdf ...
b) printed page # on page/pdf page number
c) 35/59: The human mind is not a tabula rasa on which the
external events write their own history. It is equipped
with a set of tools for grasping reality. Man acquired
these tools, i.e., the logical structure of his mind, in
the course of his evolution from an amoeba to his present
state. But these tools are logically prior to any
d) 46/70: Inheritance and environment direct a mans actions.
They suggest to him both the ends and the means. He lives
not simply as man in abstracto; he lives as a son of his
family, his race, his people, and his age; as a citizen of
his country; as a member of a definite social group; as a
practitioner of a certain vocation; as a follower of
definite religious, metaphysical, philosophical, and
political ideas; as a partisan in many feuds and
controversies. He does not himself create his ideas and
standards of value; he borrows them from other people. His
ideology is what his environment enjoins upon him. Only
very few men have the gift of thinking new and original
ideas and of changing the traditional body of creeds and
13. Lets all buy big yachts, become space tourists, ...
a) live in giant castles with golf courses, private aviation,
and heck ... let's throw in Rolls Royces for everyone!
b) Look at our current demands vs. demands of the past, even
200 yrs ago. We think that our present way of life that is
preposterous, unsustainable and unthinkable is in fact
normal. And yet to think of all becoming space tourists or
to all visit other solar systems and galaxies on holiday
would be insane!
14. During all of prehistory, murder was de facto legal. ...
a) Now it is illegal everywhere. That was once considered
unthinkable and impossible ... for the vast majority of
b) So now, why don't we make war and waste illegal. Of course
this is unthinkable and impossible, and yet there is no law
of nature that prohibits it. So why not give it a try?
c) Employ the resource based economy to enforce these bans, so
we can use our dispersed sunlight energy budget
15. see note at san.pco re Bernays and the trillions that can ...
a) be used to implement Plan S, S-Day, etc.
16. one definition of sustainable, sustainability ...
a) found in C:\R\PS\Howard.T.Odum\Energy, Ecology, &
b) Sustainable Society: "A society that balances the
environment, other life forms, and human interactions over
an indefinite time period."
17. Evolutionary Psychology (EP) skeptics ...
a) are skeptical since EP is spoiling their day, week, month
and life! Can't blame em, can we? Ref. 10 sided emotional
structures, genetic programming towards conservatism.
18. Re: Titanic, Katrina: full range of responses, pos to neg ...
a) and we can expect the same during WC3 collapse. It will be
all over the map when all 6 scopes are considered.
19. re all controversial blasphemous statements ...
a) that could elicit dramatic responses from both pessimists
and optimists, republicans, democrats, etc. ... give 3
reflections: pessimist, optimist, realist (Plan S)
20. time to move to acceptance and get past our doom (D words) ...
a) into action. Stop wallowing in the mucky gray goo! There
is work to be done. This is Plan S.
b) stop acting like deer in the headlights! lets get to work!
c) slam-dunk: multi generational database
21. miracle: S-Day, base on Shackleton, Wright ...
a) impossible list, Hill on miracles, chapter2 & 14 of TAGR
(notes in saj)
22. religion > spirit > amygdala > limbic ...
a) brains come equipped with some kind of not understood
transmitters. ESP. ref Hill, Chardin: 6th sense, noosphere
b) perhaps this not understood phenomenon is related to our
limic systems? or perhaps not. maybe we will never know.
23. re. specialist <> generalist ...
a) Tom Robertson's review of Prosperous/Odum @ Amazon.com:
The difficulty in all this is indicated by the fact that
there is no Nobel prize for looking at the whole of our
world. Those fabulous awards go to those who are very good
at knowing parts, with very little idea of how the parts
there is the very quiet Crafoord Prize for those
who try to let us know more about the systems of our
world--which of course H.T. Odum and his brother Eugene won
back in the early 1980s.
24. re. Parallel Worlds: Sci./Mechanical vs Religious/Metaphysical ...
a) see 8.5x11 rough graphic of this @ "S-Day" folder, "Slides,
Misc" sub-folder, "2 parallel worlds"
b) from wiki article: David M. Scienceman:
c) "Dr. Slade believed that there should be a political party
that represented the scientific point of view (Cadzow
1984). He envisaged a Scientific Party, where the members
would be required to have mastery of one easily available,
readable and comprehensible book of general science."
25. re. doom and gloom, psychology of ...
a) emotional evolutionary response to news of impending
change, unknown, uncertainty
b) The cripling lethargy and inaction must be overcome. We
need to step back, see the big picture, understand our
options and take action.
c) The emotion is less in response to change and more in
response to the unknown. Since we don't know what's coming
and when (in the short term), it is hard (impossible) to
create a plan and take action. So its not knowing and
uncertainty that cripples us.
d) Plan S, moves away from the short term, to the long term
which is much easier to see and understand, and therefore
much easier to plan and act on.