KeyLineAmerica.org

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Originally posted on ozonefarm:

The application of Keyline design principles for North American agrarian ecosystem services.

Continued from Keyline design principles

The problems we create by placing dotted lines on maps are sometimes greater when we back up and look at them from a different perspective. Drawing lines based upon the notions of ownership, governance, dominion, infrastructure and other abstract constructs can lead to ecosystem damage, poor performance, pollution, and other ugly manifestations of the lack of thoughtfulness. The pure genius of the land itself should inspire humanity to create a built environment that is worthy of the natural environment that provides a substrate upon which and from which we earn our livings.

KeyLineAmerica.org proposes to become a think-tank (for lack of a better term) that looks at the emerging open data structures and open geographic information systems as they apply to advanced techniques for designing permaculture-based systems and infrastructures for local food ecosystems…

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Orbital Perspective

Astronaut and space man, Ron Garan speaks on NASA’s Fragile Oasis blog:

“Seeing the Earth from this vantage point gave me a unique perspective – something I’ve come to call the orbital perspective. And at its core is the undeniable and sobering contradiction between the staggering beauty of our planet and the unfortunate realities of life on our planet for many of its inhabitants.” Ron Garan – Seeing Earth From Space

I wanted to be a spaceman.

When I was a teenager growing up in a quiet mid-western USA town, I would sometimes climb the water tower and gaze out at the woods and fields in the distance and survey the sleeping town below. Usually I was all alone, but a few times I dared a few buddies to climb up there, too. The vantage point offered a mind-altering perspective of the world below as rural towns in the 1960s weren’t very exciting. No one even knew nor cared that we were up there. Being physically above the planet surface gave me an overview allowing me to see Highway 60 winding through the rolling plane and all the tiny streets that framed the town from edge to edge and top to bottom. For me, the experience was an introduction to holism and a foretaste of seeing the world from a higher plane. We all benefit from from seeing the big picture more clearly via the lenses of the Global Free Internet, especially when we gain control of the “filters” and learn to apply them.

No matter where we are on the planet, its strength and beauty seems obscured by some kind of unrest, chaos, or disorder. I’m grateful that I had the relative comfort of a home devoid of machine gun fire, mortar attacks and military jets flying over. This Christmas, I wish for a way for those children in Pakistan, Ukraine, Syria, Gaza and other parts of our world where violence has become “normal” to have assurance that there is someone “up there” who has an eye on them and a better plan for their future. I believe that the ideas for solving the problems are coming down from above as a new wave of spiritual rainfall to water the seeds that have been planted in our collective conscience and consciousness in a most mystical way. Many people are heeding a quiet call to disruptive action that seems to ring out on every continent and in all languages at the same time from a source that simply can’t be identified as Earthly in origin. Have you heard it, too?

I have to agree with Ron the spaceman:

“Up there, hovering above Earth with my orbital perspective, I came to believe that the answer to why our world still faces so many critical problems — in spite of the ample technology and resources we have at our disposal — lies primarily in our inability to effectively collaborate on a global scale.”

Thanks for participating and accepting the dare to challenge the status quo. As we embark on the grandest mobilization of ideas, resources, data, research, thought and collaborative effort our world has ever known, be sure to stay tuned in and connected to that higher calling!

Crucify Santa?

Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Baby Jesus are all three in grave danger of being #unbelieved in all the time. Where is good myth going? Should it at least point to some kind of truth? Looking for evidence of UFOs is easier than finding anything that resembles faith these days. The show-me-the-money people always seem to win. If money were real, and currency was something not to take for granted in terms of value, what is the value in lying to your children about Santa? Why is teaching your kids about Jesus illegal in so many countries? So what if he’s considered a myth. You don’t need an AK47 to shoot the Easter Bunny do you? Is myth so unimportant in your life that you cant acknowledge Kris Kringle’s humanity? Why not do the same for Joseph’s stepson? (So what if he thinks he’s God?)

Given: Means

The means justify the ends. Abstraction as a means to the end in which knowledge, wisdom and understanding take their place at the head of the whole realm. OzoneFarm has an existence first in the noosphere and is therefore impervious to physical, material or otherwise tangible control. The intent is to create a generic domain where anonymity reigns supreme and practicality rules from moment to moment, day by day. To be of value to Earth and Earthlings, someone or something must assume a position above and beyond the planet and it’s current inhabitants…

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Google Analytics and OzoneFarm

This is a test post for Google Analytics and I’m kindof a newbie. Trust me.