Friday, March 17, 2017

The World Through The Lens of My Eyes

When I look at the world through the lens of my eyes, there is a huge gap and resistance that lurks and is now spreading. The constraints of the city where I live, the call for immigration restrictions and its consequences especially technological changes have shifted our growth paths. The new wave of technology is a powerful agent of change since it can alter a city's location advantage turning a bad location into a good one. Multiculturalism and diversity also has become an agent of change. Our personal beliefs and values, diverse perspectives including intolerance are challenges of a global setting. There is a need for a deep immersion within different cultures to understand their values and specific context. Knowing other cultures deeply can effectively link the dots between countries and highlight meaningful differences between cultures that impact and connect the world.

The global community has an enormous opportunity all the time specifically our generation compared to previous civilizations. For instance, enculturation or group identification is an avenue for individuals to accept the culture, norms and values of the society where they live. Hence, this calls for a more culturally congruent atmosphere when addressing social context. Every country has its own distinctive characteristics, history and political realities and as a result, access to institutions across the world is mandatory.

From my perspective, many countries do not have similar goals and frameworks that enhance global performance in terms of per capita income. For better, for worse, the disparity has generated low quality of life of citizens and impoverished some economies. Even though every county has diverse set of experiences, I believe the global community can reach similar targets and policies that deepen universal connection. Moreover, no country would argue against it. Instead, each economy should claim that its goal is to participate in a heavy global investment that supports international connection. All countries are linked by international trade and as we live in a global village, there is no modern example of a country that has shifted itself from world affairs and yet prospered. In light of this, one country cannot ever know it since the acceleration of our connected world and its dynamic complex system.

Equally notable is the overall freedom and a country's standard of living. Greater freedom means greater performance. Freedom means diversity and mobility. People achieve higher income levels when the global world is barrier free. Both local and international barriers create distortion, bribery and extortion which eventually affect every part of our global system. Likewise, lack of integrity continues to impose high cost of illegal transactions in world market interaction.

In the same way, our lives are driven by fear that inhibits collaboration. Great by choice is a reminder of the strength of human spirit and the rewards come to those who are fearless and passionate.

All things considered, the opportunities and challenges of our connected world is an ongoing process and it plays a key role in our current relations. As a result, the ability to grow and minimize world trials in the years ahead depends on the size of the gap between economies. In essence, if the gap between the rich and poor is minimized, the bigger the room for long-run growth and sustainable global connection.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Should The United States Move To Online Voting?

Why can't we vote online with a voting app? Is it really that tough to secure such a system? I mean we seem to be able to secure online transactions alright? If we could do this; should we? How would it change the speed of government? Would that change move too fast and catch people and the business community off guard? "The Only Constant is Change" but would this change be a bridge too far, too fast? Let's talk about it.

Our Think Tank is working on the concept of online voting using smartphone and online apps. We believe it is possible, but there are some serious issues to consider. Cody Hunt a think tanker type noted:

"While online voting will shorten the time span that people in the government would have to make decisions on the topics that they are bringing to the people, I think it would still be good because it would cause the politicians to fully create the policy before it is brought to the people for polls, instead of the idea being leaked and politicians flip flopping around because they know they have the time to do so while the American people argue about it for a couple months. Another thing about this idea that I really like is that it would create more jobs. If my job is to think about these topics and how it can best be resolved for the well-being of our society, than jobs are definitely something to look at. We will still have all the same people who help run the physical polls that are held at local high schools but this app will create a couple more jobs for programmers and for people to run the technology smoothly. "

All true statements aren't they? Indeed. Well here are some other thoughts I see. The challenges with voting in real-time I guess might be:

1.) Someone would rig the system to cause chaos, like social media manipulation during the Arab Spring riots in Yemen, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, Lebanon, etc. Or just like the electronic voting machine rigging and software hacks.

2.) If everyone knew they could vote for free-stuff, they'd all vote yes; Free Obama-Phone, Free College Tuition, Free Health Care, Free Food Stamps, Free Pop-tarts, Free-BMW, Free Fuel. etc. Then we'd be bankrupt, whoops isn't that already happening? I guess we have a Republic so that we don't fall into that trap like a pure-democracy might, that way more prudent behavior can occur and better long-term planning than the chaos of switching directions at a whim due to the news cycle, what Paris Hilton's dog had for breakfast or what Kim Kardashian thinks of something that week.

And yes, you pointed to another challenge, how can we all be "equal under the law" which is provided in the constitution if some could not participate due to the "digital divide' - oh, BTW: FYI, the FCC has determined that the government should mandate $8.25 per month (under $25,000 annual income) subsidy to allow everyone Internet access, so that problem might be solved. Cite: March 8, 2016 article in the Wall Street Journal titled; "Fine-Tuning FCC Plan to Subsidize Web Access" by Cecilia Kang.

What if the people voted for leaders who could decide for them, Republic Concept, but those leaders were not allowed to take lobbyist money, yet would vote for the most prudent options based on viability and budget, not just the ever-ending whims of the mindless masses? Not to cut short or crucify the masses for being human, just to help illustrate that most people don't do a lot of thinking but do take in a lot of mass-media which they then internalize as their own decisions, desires, needs, and wants?

Lance Winslow has launched a new provocative series of eBooks on Future Concepts. Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank;

Thursday, March 09, 2017

The Media: Does The Mainstream Media Edit Videos In Order To Control People?

When one wants to find out about what is taking place in the world, they can end up looking towards the mainstream media. This could be something that has taken place for as long as they can remember.

In the past, they might have listened to the radio, watched TV or read a paper when it came to fulfilling their need to be informed. This is something that can still take place, but they now have the option of going online.

On The Go

As a result of this, it is now easier than ever before for them to stay up to date with what is taking place. Through having some kind of device, they can go online no matter where they are.

All the information they need is right at their finger tips, and this means that they no longer need to go out of their way. Yet, even though this is the case, it doesn't mean that it will be any different to how it used to be.

A Preference

What this comes down to is that one is not going to be restricted when it comes to how they are informed. If they prefer to read, there is going to be plenty of content for them to consume.

Or, if they would rather have someone else tell them about what is taking place, they will be able to watch videos. There will also be the opportunity for them to listen to audio recordings.

The Best Option

When it comes to what option they choose, it can also depend on what is taking place in their life. If they haven't got a lot of energy, they may find that they would rather sit back and watch a video.

If one had to drive somewhere, listening to something might be the best way for them to stay up to date. Either way, by having so many ways to be informed, it is going to have a positive effect on their life.

A Choice

Therefore, if one is in a position where they don't know anything about what is going on in the world, it is likely to be a sign that they have chosen to be this way. At times, they might have other things that they need to focus on.

And while one is going to miss out during this time, it is unlikely to have a big effect on their life. In fact, one might find that they feel more at peace, and it could be said that this is to be expected.


What this comes down to is that most of what is taking place in the world is out of one's hands. It can then be normal for one to pay attention to what is taking place and to end up feeling hopeless.

One can then come to the conclusion that it is a good idea for them to limit the amount of time they spend going over what is taking place in the world. They could also think about how the media is more concerned with what is wrong with the world than what is right about it.


Limiting the amount of news they are exposed to is then likely to have a positive effect on them. This can enable them to have a more balanced outlook, and they can begin to focus on the things that they can change.

As if they were to allow their emotional state to be defined by an outside source, they are going to have very little, if any, control over themselves. The mainstream media is going to be in control of how they feel.

One Option

Through being aware of the effect the news is having on them, it will allow them to take a step back when they need to. This is going to be far better than to simply cut it out altogether.

One might decide to only check up on the news at a certain point each day, as opposed to doing this throughout the day. And if they were to check out a video or to watch TV, there are going to be moments when they will end up being shown a video.

A Compilation

This could be a video where someone has been filmed saying or doing something, for instance. Along with this, there can be times when a news site on social media can share a video where lots of different footage has been put together.

When something like this happens, the video footage is likely to have been shared to support what they are talking about. And as the footage is there, it can be seen as a sign that what they are talking about is the truth.


This is then similar to how CCTV footage can be used to prove that someone has committed a crime. There is going to be no doubt about what has taken place, or who has was involved.

However, just because the mainstream media uses video footage, it doesn't mean that this always proves that they are right about something. What it can show is that this is just another way for them to control people.

Video Editing

For one thing, they may have taken a video and removed certain parts of it. This can mean that the video is going to end up having a completely different meaning, and this is because they have changed the context.

If they were to put different footage together to make a video, it is likely to be used to prove something. Yet, if each of the videos were watched individually and in their original form, they could have a radically different meaning.


What this will show is that they are not always using this footage to inform people, there will be times when they will use it to condition people to develop a certain outlook. But unless one is able to take a step back, they can end up going along with what they are told.

Ultimately, this can be seen as a form of fake news, but the mainstream media is unlikely to hold their hands up. As far as they are concerned, this is something that the alternative media engages in.

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Saturday, March 04, 2017

The Shadow Masters

As the world continues to spin out of control there are explicit warning signs pointing to the greatest financial and economic collapse in history. Yet, there remains no mention of this impending disaster of epic proportions by either of our Presidential hopefuls, our elected officials or the media. But, to really understand how this lethal financial catastrophe is already knocking at our front door we first have to trace the root causes of where, why, and how such a economic disaster has come into being. Remembering Soylent Green where Charlton Heston set out to solve one crime only to find out that crime was related to a much more sinister and diabolical plot. A hidden secret so hideous nobody could believe what was actually happening. In the movie that secret was the hidden source of the world's food supply. We can use that type of scenario to uncover the largest cover up and hidden agenda in the history of the world.

Through-out history world events too many of which are engineered. And, by being perpetrated my man they always leave a trail that leads to the architects. These architects are the shadow figures who wield the power that control the destines of the multitudes. We also have discovered that there are only three cities around the globe that come under no national authority, they have separate laws, they pay no taxes, they have their own police force and even possess their own flag of independence. The cities of London, The District of Columbia and the Vatican control the economy, the military, the politics and just about practically every aspect of our lives. These cities are actually corporations. Combined they control politicians, the courts, educational institutions, food supply, natural resources, foreign policies, economies, media, and the money flow of most nations as well as over 85% of the world's entire wealth. Pretty hard to fathom, but in reality their ultimate aim is to build a totalitarian rule on a global scale. The scary part is that the Georgia Guidstones has already foretold of what is already occurring right in front of our nose all along. What we need to understand is that the world does not work according to what we have been led to believe. We are drowning not only in misinformation but being beguiled into believing all is well and good when in fact we are being forced into adapting the ever changing technologies that make it easier for those in power, those shadow masters to manipulate the masses.

In the United States where in every state over 200 million people have had their water supply contaminated with a known carcinogenic chemical, Chromium-6 only exasperates the ongoing health crisis across this country. We already know there still is an acute health crisis due to contaminated water in Flint, Michigan. It is this type of crisis that is part of an ongoing disruption of our society. Not only in the United States are we experiencing major health crisis but our whole financial and economic future as we know it today is being directed toward and agenda that is far removed from the hopes and dreams of people everywhere.

To take a look at how these three cities have gained so much control over our lives we first have to look at the City of London. The city of London is actually controlled by the Bank of England, a private corporation owned by the Rothschild's. The City of London directly and indirectly controls all mayors, councils, regional councils, multi-national and trans-national banks, corporations, judicial systems the IMF, and the World Bank. Digging deeper we find the City of London via the Rothschild's control the Vatican Bank, the European Central Bank, and the United States Federal Reserve which by the way is privately owned and believe it or not controlled by eight British-controlled shareholding banks. In total every major financial institution through-out Europe is actually controlled by the Bank of London via the Rothschild's. The amazing part is that the major players, those shadowy figures behind the scenes who manipulate the politicians and the rest of the financial markets and the economies of the world have been for years have been shaping events to their own advantage. In essence the City of London that corporation will become the "One World Earth Corporation". It has been their plan all along to subjugate the masses under their control. Talk about George Orwell's 1984 well it just might occur in the near future.

We have to look back in our own history to reveal what happened to America. This is when our congress cancelled the Charter of the First National Bank in 1811. Almost immediately afterwards 4500 British troops arrived and burnt down the White House, both Houses of Congress, the War Office, the US State Department and the Treasury. The British continued their onslaught and destroyed the ratification records of the US Constitution. This is where the cover up begins to come to light because the 13th amendment was established to maintain a clear dividing line that had been drawn between the three branches of government. Violation of this provision in our Constitution creates a direct conflict of interest because members of the BAR would be officers of the Judiciary Branch and members in the legislative branch as well. The Amendment was put in our Constitution to stop anyone receiving a Title of nobility or honor from serving the US Government.

For over 50 years the 13th Amendment was included in the publications of the Constitution for the United States. Many States, Territories, and even the Federal Government, itself, printed copies of the Constitution containing this Amendment. It was unlawfully removed by persons unknown for their own personal greed and aggrandizement even though it was properly ratified in 1810. Since this provision in our Constitution was never enforced we come to the conclusion that all laws, treaties, appointments of officers to government positions, and other acts and actions of the Federal government since 1812 are of questionable validity and may therefore be null and void. Yet, these shadow masters have kept this information hidden from the public for decades.

We can also conclude that various documents since 1810 prove conclusively the validity of the 13th Amendment. It should be noted that only the 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th Articles of Amendment had numbers assigned to them at the time of their ratification. The reason behind this numbering was to insure that the removal of the validly existing 13th Amendment was fully hidden by the proposed, and wrongfully numbered new 13th Amendment. To have just numbered the new proposed Amendment as the 13th and then not number any others would have called attention to the facts surrounding the situation. Could it have been that since 1812 the shadow masters were behind the removal of the valid 13th Amendment and engineered our government to number the next few Amendments so as to further hide their unlawful actions?

By 1910 these shadow masters were quietly masterminding the establishment of the Federal Reserve. When the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 went into effect, passed by US Congress it handed over America's gold and silver reserves and total control of America's economy to the Rothschild's bankers. The Federal Reserve is a privately owned banking system. It's sole purpose is to make money by loaning money back to the government at considerable interest. The profiteering of these shadow masters have now gained control of the United States entire economy. Today, we have come to the conclusion that the United States has joined so many other countries that are really corporations owned and operated for the sheer benefit of the Shadow Masters. In reality the US has long since remained a crown colony that belongs to this hidden empire of the three city states of the City of London, The Vatican City and Washington D.C. With this Presidential election unfolding whoever is elected will be nothing more than a figure head for the central bankers from the City of London and the home of the global financial system. In essence the US is a corporation and the US President and officials in Congress are all working for that Corporation and not for the American people.

To further their cause the shadow masters have for centuries spun their web of power over the Vatican and being a willing accomplice have continued to garnish more wealth with each passing decade. We also find that it is the Bank For International Settlements in Switzerland, which is British controlled, oversees all Reserve Banks around the world, the European Union and the United Nations. But, we also learn that the Vatican which is headed by the Pope owns American Express. The Vatican City is not part of Italy or Rome. The Vatican is actually the last true remnant of the Roman Empire.The Vatican's wealth includes investments with the Rothschild's in Britain, France and US and with oil and weapons corporations all around the world. Much of the Vatican's wealth is in the Rothschild controlled 'Bank of England' and believe it or not tied to the US Federal Reserve Bank. The money possessed by the Vatican is more than in banks, corporations or even some Governments. This raises questions of why this great wealth is not used to elevate at least the Christian poor when it preaches about giving and eliminating poverty?

What we are witness to today is an unprecedented shift not only in our financial system but a total positioning of global economies where this global plan of a totalitarian state will be finally realized. But, in order to felicitate this realization the powers behind the scenes have unleashed a financial juggernaut that will decimate practically every economy around the world. Is there something the United States can do to negate the after effects of an financial and economic Armageddon? Collectively we could. But, with the country purposely so divided the chances to band together to thwart this impending disaster and finally break free from the shadow masters tight grip on us all maybe just an impossible task. Only through education on a national scale to wake up and realize just what is occurring right now. We as a collective society can rise up and with combined efforts use National Economic Reform's Ten Articles of Confederation as the tool to stop a most diabolical plan from ever being realized. To do nothing only precludes that our future is already in the hands of the Shadow Masters and not our own.

By Dr. Tim G Williams

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

The Importance of Free Speech in the Growth of American Students

In the past few decades, there has been much debate over the role that free speech assumes in the lives of Americans. This debate has been especially prevalent with regards to the issue of freedom of speech on college campuses. From safe spaces, to microaggressions, to trigger warnings, a large vocabulary has developed around the issue of free speech on college campuses. These words have been accompanied by much discussion about the extent to which free speech should be allowed on campus to avoid the "harming" of other students.

Colleges are intended to be hubs of learning and growth during a student's life, a place where they can discover their own identities and test their beliefs and theories on the world through vigorous examination and discussion. However, recent restrictions on free speech have been suppressing this vital component of college campuses to the point where disagreement is looked at as bigotry, harmful, or backwards. Everyone is entitled to his or her own differences of opinion and is more than free to voice these differences, both verbally and written. However, when you create "safe spaces" and other concepts that hinder one's ability to exercise this right, you are undoubtedly depriving that person of their right of free speech, the first of our founding father's amendments and arguably the foundation of the constitution. These terms that are meant to make others feel more comfortable and safe are sheltering students from the realities of life and are creating unrealistic expectations for them as they enter the workplace. The notion that, "Since something makes me uncomfortable because it conflicts with my beliefs (or the beliefs of others which I readily came to accept without any thought), therefore you should change it" is flawed in nearly every regard and the antithesis of what makes America a prospering nation. It is these discomforting notions that test students' beliefs and lead them to intellectual growth. Without discomfort, there can be no room for growth. That is a standard which Americans cannot willingly accept as a nation.

So how do we solve this problem? For one thing, we need to do a better job of making students realize that there is no absolute answer when it comes to matters of opinion, and that each student is entitled to a different opinion. American students are so used to being taught that problems only have one "right" answer and this notion often carries over into the realm of social problems as well. We come to accept that our beliefs must be right, and if others conflict with those beliefs they are wrong. Rather than forcing students to re-examine their beliefs and the premises that they rest on, this way of thinking pushes them to create environments where uncomfortable situations and thoughts are eliminated altogether. Students become disconcerted with ambiguity and the idea that both sides may have valid theories that conflict with each other. Students need these unsettling ideas presented to them in college because it is part of their growth into citizenship and adulthood. These discomfiting conversations provide them a place to develop their own ideas through open discussion. If one eliminates this aspect of college, the potential for growth and independence are also eliminated. Only through the open discussion of uncomfortable topics and conflicting ideas can we reach common round and grow to respect each other as human beings.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Three Ongoing Trends That Are Changing Our Societies

There are many on-going changes we are currently witnessing in our societies, and three of them are the way technology and globalization are affecting the way we live, work and communicate.

1. Globalizing Industry

In the distant past, Europe, Japan and North America and to a lesser extent the old Soviet Union, were symbols of an industrial age, which produced and exported to a mainly agricultural World outside their borders. This brought great wealth and prosperity to the people who produced these goods.

Move on three decades later, the industrial leaders of our World have changed, with most industrialized products made in China, or outside the borders of these former industrial giants.

The wealth, and the jobs created have largely moved on too, although it's the companies that make the profits, whilst the people who produce the products we consume, that earn considerably less than their counterparts did in the former industrial powers.

This great change, has led to a new world, were the former farmers in the developing World are now urbanized industrial workers, and the landscape of these countries now producing the goods are changing forever.

2. The Mobile Phone Revolution

At the start of the new century, few people could perhaps envisage, that the mobile phones we use would become common place across our globe, and people would own one, even in the most remote and poorest parts of the world.

This revolutionary change in the way we communicate, has also affected the way we work and the perceptions we have of our World. This change has also created millions of job opportunities around the world in phone shops, kiosks and in the telecommunications industry.

In many ways, people still use these phones to simply chat to someone, whether its through a simple call or a message on a social networking site, but the offshoot of this activity, has seen a growth of businesses catering for the growing mobile phone community, and an awareness that we interact differently to the past.  Refill Prepaid Cell Phones

3. The Rise of the Robot

When the news that a factory in China had laid off tens of thousands of production line workers, replacing them with robots, many people were surprised, yet, this trend can be seen in many parts of our World.

Advances in technology just as during the industrial revolution in the 19th century, has meant that we can create factories, which produce goods with ever decreasing teams of staff to keep them running.

We have developed the technology to produce driverless cars, robotic production lines and drones that can deliver goods to our homes. It is almost inevitable that these technologies should at some point become more common, and create a new need to find alternative ways to employ people affected by this change.

We are probably witnessing some of the greatest changes seen since the industrial revolution to how we live, work and communicate with each other. The big questions are, how we ourselves adjust to these changes, and what the effect could be for the generations who follow us.

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