John Maguire: YouTube (7:34) When False Flags Don’t Fly

Corruption, Government, Law Enforcement, Military, YouTube
John Maguire
John Maguire

This is a gifted script ably presented. The specific details of false flag actions by US, Russia, Israel, and the United Kingdom are compelling. Excellent concluding focus on how the government has shifted its “anti-terrorist” focus toward gun owners, third parties, and civil libertarians.

Phi Beta Iota: We have never, in our history, watched a more professional, more specific, and more timely call to arms for public intelligence in the public interest. This seven minute video is the cyber-equivalent of Bunker Hill. James Corbett, from Japan.  Utterly extraordinary.  The line is drawn.

John Maguire: SEED-Scale and Establishing Local Resilience

Architecture, Crowd-Sourcing, Resilience
John Maguire
John Maguire

SEED-Scale (Self-Evaluation for Effective Decision-making) is a methodology for community-organizing and resilience-building pioneered by the NGO Future Generations. SEED-Scale is a powerful and attractive alternative in an environment presently dominated by the over-professionalized and foundation-funded 501(c)3 Model. Unlike the 501(c)3, SEED-Scale approaches community-organizing from a much different perspective. In many ways it recaptures the spirit of grassroots movements such as AIM (American Indian Movement), and is in important respects similar to the Zapatistas democratic/egalitarian/bottom-up approach in Latin America:

SEED-SCALE offers a solution…It does this by focusing on the one resource available to us all: Human Energy. When human energy is viewed as the essential commodity that will improve lives, individuals are shown to already posses an infinite resource they can build on. Therefore, resourcefulness is the end result, rather than a compulsion for resource consumption. Working with resources already owned—and everyone who is alive owns the resource of their own energy—then technologies, social systems, information, financing will all follow. And if momentum builds around the application of human energy, it will shape to local ecology, economy, and values.

John Maguire: UFO Movie Screens on 22 April — Both Controversial and Eye Opening

05 Energy, Civil Society, Ethics, Extraterrestial Intelligence
John Maguire
John Maguire

Doctor Steven Greer has been on the front-lines of the UFO-Disclosure and Free-Energy Movement for over a decade. Greer is the founder of the vaunted Disclosure Project that interviewed/documented over 200 former military personnel about their experiences with UFOs, ETs, and Exotic Technologies under oath/signed affidavit.

Later this month Greer and his team will be releasing Sirius, a crowd-funded documentary that may very well eclipse the impact of Disclosure Project. Only time will tell.

UFO documentary reveals “humanoid of unknown classification” (OpenMinds, 3 April 2013)

Sirius Theatrical Trailer – Dr. Steven Greer, UFO's, Extraterrestrials, Alternative Energy (YouTube, 2:20)

John Maguire: Jaron Lanier on How to Not Create a New Cyber Plutocracy

Liberation Technology, YouTube
John Maguire
John Maguire

Jaron Lanier, one of the Founding Fathers of Virtual Reality and outspoken critic of Web 2.0, gives a presentation at Personal Democracy Forum 2012 in NYC on Cyber-Plutocracy. Lanier portrays Web 2.0 as a polarized-space where the Monopolization of Data/Network-Based Wealth co-exist side-by-side with the Open-Communities egalitarian drive for establishing Open-Information/Networking/Abundance.

While Lanier views ‘Open’ as a useful meme in fighting power, he also sees it as an incomplete solution. He argues for the necessity of a new middle-class if we hope to preserve net-democracy. Only by rethinking our current net-based economic models could this come to fruition. Lanier promotes a certain degree of monetization to accomplish this goal. He believes that Micro Royalty-Payments for creative-content could serve as a major stepping stone in establishing economic-dignity for a wide variety of net-contributors. Controversial depending on your point of view, but well worth a listen.

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John Maguire: Open Source Ecology

#OSE Open Source Everything

maguire“Open Source Ecology founder Dr. Marcin Jakubowski and the OSE team explain the philosophy behind their work. Special thanks to our remote collaborators Tom Griffing, Zach Dwiel and William Neal.”

Open Source Ecology: Still going strong in 2013. The Global Village Construction Set is ever-evolving. The CEB-Press (Liberator), Lifetrac Tractor, and Hydraulic Power Cube are already fully operational and helping to lay the foundations for the Open Source Economy.

See Also:

Open Source Ecology


John Maguire: Hackerspaces & Open-Source Creativity — Making Up for Educational Shortfalls

04 Education, Academia, Civil Society, Cultural Intelligence

maguire“Inspired in part by the open source movement, public spaces are emerging where people congregate to share ideas, make cool projects, teach, and brainstorm with collaborators on everything from coding to cooking. With no leaders, they have one rule: “Be excellent to each other.” Take a tour of the hackerspace Noisebridge, located in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District, with co-founder Mitch Altman.”

With educational institutions failing to provide young-people with the information and skills they need to succeed in an ever-evolving planetary-landscape, the hackerspace movement is helping to fill the void. Kids are coming out of schools ignorant, disempowered, lost, and disinterested. Entrepreneurial spirit and constructive risk-taking are in their death-throws as a result. Alternative educational/cultural spaces are needed now more than ever to rejuvenate this untapped generation of human potential.

See Also:

HackerSpaces Wiki