Rainforest Bullion

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Rainforest Bullion, a proposal to work together on this extremely important project

in December 2008

Today I approached kpcb.com as follows:

[QUOTE]Hello,

I would like to to develop this project together with your organizations expertise and connections: [url]http://www.eee.coop/projects/rainforest-bullion[/url]

Please also see my identical postings on:

[url]http://forum.greenpeace.org/int/showthread.php?t=7324[/url] and

[url]http://forums.treehugger.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7182[/url] and

[url]http://www.celsias.com/project/rainforest-bullion/[/url]

I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks, Lloyd
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Let's see what they say...

Rainforest Bullion, a proposal to work together on this extremely important project

in December 2008

Today I approached kpcb.com as follows:

[QUOTE]Hello,

I would like to to develop this project together with your organizations expertise and connections: [url]http://www.eee.coop/projects/rainforest-bullion[/url]

Please also see my identical postings on:

[url]http://forum.greenpeace.org/int/showthread.php?t=7324[/url] and

[url]http://forums.treehugger.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7182[/url]

I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks, Lloyd
[/QUOTE]

Let's see what they say...

The Time is NOW

in November 2008

While everything else is crashing in value, Ancient Forests are just going up in value:
http://edition.cnn.com/2008/TECH/sci...one/index.html

If we don't act we lose the rainforests through increased poverty and desperation and then more climatic chaos. And if the global cooperation’s and trillionaires act first on this opportunity we lose the biggest opportunity of our time to make sure things are done right for once.

If we act quickly and smartly then the impossible is possible.

The Plain Truth

in November 2008

[quote]Section 5. Stock Issues; Increase and Decrease of Capital 1. Amount of Shares; Increase and Decrease of Capital; Surrender and Cancellation of Stock The capital stock of each Federal reserve bank shall be divided into shares of $100 each. The outstanding capital stock shall be increased from time to time as member banks increase their capital stock and surplus or as additional banks become members, and may be decreased as member banks reduce their capital stock or surplus or cease to be members. Shares of the capital stock of Federal reserve banks owned by member banks shall not be transferred or hypothecated. When a member bank increases its capital stock or surplus, it shall thereupon subscribe for an additional amount of capital stock of the Federal reserve bank of its district equal to 6 per centum of the said increase, one-half of said subscription to be paid in the manner hereinbefore provided for original subscription, and one-half subject to call of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. A bank applying for stock in a Federal reserve bank at any time after the organization thereof must subscribe for an amount of the capital stock of the Federal reserve bank equal to 6 per centum of the paid-up capital stock and surplus of said applicant bank, paying therefor its par value plus one-half of 1 per centum a month from the period of the last dividend. When a member bank reduces its capital stock or surplus it shall surrender a proportionate amount of its holdings in the capital stock of said Federal Reserve bank. Any member bank which holds capital stock of a Federal Reserve bank in excess of the amount required on the basis of 6 per centum of its paid-up capital stock and surplus shall surrender such excess stock. When a member bank voluntarily liquidates it shall surrender all of its holdings of the capital stock of said Federal Reserve bank and be released from its stock subscription not previously called. In any such case the shares surrendered shall be canceled and the member bank shall receive in payment therefor, under regulations to be prescribed by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, a sum equal to its cash-paid subscriptions on the shares surrendered and one-half of 1 per centum a month from the period of the last dividend, not to exceed the book value thereof, less any liability of such member bank to the Federal Reserve bank. [/quote]

Bottom line, the Fed is privately owned and publically run

http://www.federalreserve.gov/generalinfo/faq/faqfrs.htm#5

[quote]The twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks, which were established by Congress as the operating arms of the nation's central banking system, are organized much like private corporations--possibly leading to some confusion about "ownership." For example, the Reserve Banks issue shares of stock to member banks. However, owning Reserve Bank stock is quite different from owning stock in a private company. The Reserve Banks are not operated for profit, and ownership of a certain amount of stock is, by law, a condition of membership in the System. The stock may not be sold, traded, or pledged as security for a loan; dividends are, by law, 6 percent per year. [/quote]

A 6% dividend is not a bad profit on the entire USD supply.

This is a system that creates trillionaires and perpetual debt out of 'legal tender' or thin air.

Today we need a new monetary system more than ever; built upon the value of our greatest natural global assets (mainly our rainforests) that is 100% publically run on a not for profit basis.

The Big Picture

in November 2008

My understanding of our situation goes like this: there is only life and matter and different forms of the two together. The human to me seems like a vehicle for life to transport itself out of the limits of our planet. For life it's a bit of a gamble because it needs to give us enough ability to save itself or kill itself.
It's evolutionary and this is the time when we can make a relatively big evolutionary jump. If we leave the forming of the new economy to the greedy ones nothing will change and then we'll really be stuffed.

I think this is an opportunity that comes around once in a lifetime, and sometimes not even so often. This is our time and the question is: are we going to rise to the occasion or are we going to leave it to the same people who manage the existing matrix of reality to continue evolving their matrix of doom?

Making The Change

in November 2008

In order to change the reality we need to change the system.
As long as it's more economically viable to cut down Ancient Forests people will do just that. It's not so much about good and evil as it is about the system. The existing system is extremely aggressive and encourages the brutal accumulation of wealth.

Aid, while extremely important in the existing system, is not a long term answer for a number of reasons. Firstly, it breeds dependence; secondly, it can't fill the void; thirdly, it is extremely short term focused.

Developing a system like this is plenty of work and requires extremely careful thinking, planning and implementation. And that is why it's appropriate for us to discuss the issues in detail together.

For example, one of the most important issues is that of interest. I think this should be a money supply system that will not charge interest; therefore, not allowing the currency to become a commodity.

Failing Systems

in November 2008

The markets are crashing because public companies are going bankrupt, because the entire global economy is built on greed. The governments are putting money into the markets with the hope of stopping the crash but they can't stop it... it's a melt down.

I can't believe that everything, even now, continues businss as usual. The system doesn't work; even when it's flying too many people starve, we kill each other, commit mass genocide against our animal friends, and destroy our planet. The system is crap. It encourages self interest.

Once it was about survival of the fittest, now it is about survival of all or no one; the rules of survival have changed and so the system has to change with it.

An economy can only to be backed by its most awesome treasure whose value can we used to regulate it.

Maybe I'm a dreamer, and maybe we are each too small to compete against the powers that be, but together we can achieve the impossible dream of heaven on Earth.

Amazon Rainforest in danger - again

in November 2008

Please see Greenpeace.org's urgent call to action:

[QUOTE]The Brazilian government got forest rescue all wrong - they're about to pass a law allowing for more trees to be cut down, not less. You can help stop this by signing this call to action:[/QUOTE]http://www.meiaamazonianao.org.br/eng/index.php

[QUOTE]To Congressmen and Senators:

The Project of Law (PL) 6424/2005 bill is pending approval in the Brazilian Congress. If approved, it will be a lethal blow to all Brazilian forests, especially the Amazon. Also known as “Zero Forest”, the bill reduces the so-called Legal Reserve (RL, in Portuguese) from 80% to 50% – Legal Reserve is the area found inside private properties in the Amazon with original vegetation which must be conserved and can only be used for forest management activities.
It took Brazil 450 years to virtually destroy a whole Mata Atlântica Rainforest, which originally covered over 1 million square kilometers throughout most of the Brazilian coastal region, going from the state of Parana to Rio Grande do Norte. Unfortunately, it seems we have learned nothing from this destruction. The speed of destruction in the Amazon is almost ten times higher than that. We have already lost more than 700,000 square kilometers of the Amazon rainforest in almost 40 years, the equivalent of three times the area of the state of São Paulo. If the “Zero Forest” bill passes at the Brazilian Congress, the devastation will take on an even more destructive pace.

The “Zero Forest” bill encourages deforestation and allows thousands of environmental crimes to go unpunished. The Amazon basin covers 5% of the planet’s surface and hosts the largest biodiversity in the world. Brazil is currently the fourth largest climate polluter due to the destruction of our forests. 75% of Brazilian greenhouse gas emissions come from deforestation and land use, mainly in the Amazon.

The destruction of the Amazon rainforest impacts the Brazilian social and economical context. The rain produced in the Amazon is important not only for the region, but also for the rest of the country. It helps generate power, produce food and supply water for the Center, Southeast and South regions of Brazil.
Also, deforestation is devasting to social development for more than 22 million people who live in the Amazon. About 85% of Brazilian slave workers are found in deforested areas of the Amazon region.

Instead of strengthening environmental protection and adopting effective measures to stop deforestation, the Brazilian Congress is actually turning its back on the Amazon and welcoming the destruction. Environmentally-concerned citisens worldwide, join the Brazilian people and demand an end to Amazon deforestation. Defend the our ancient forests. Tell the Brazilian Congress to say no to PL 6424/2005.[/QUOTE]

This is what they call putting out fires - if we don't put out this fire the damage may be irreversible, so please act on it and forward to your friends.

Rainforest Bullion is a logical long term solution - we just need the courage to do it. We can’t afford to leave this for International Financers and the like.

A Better System

in November 2008

Our global society needs an appropriate form of currency to facility the efficient commercial interactions between its people. Secondly, a currency needs to be pegged to the society’s asset of highest value, and this way the availability of currency will always be a factor of the health of society.
The three main rainforests are in the Amazon, The Congo and New Guinea and there are other important rainforests throughout the global and especially closer to the equator: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...et_forests.png
An estimate of the value of each major rainforest needs to be independently agreed upon, and then based on the value of each rainforest a bullion amount will be agreed upon. Then based on the bullion amount the currency will be issued in return for existing international currency at a value per unit of the bullion agreed upon. The bullion amount will need to be audited regularly by third parties and the bullion value will the adjusted accordingly the increase/decrease in the rainforest value.

So, if the Amazon is valued at $x Trillion then its bullion value will be the equivalent amount and the currency value will be equal to the bullion value divided by the number of currency units.

Initially, this should not be a printed currency but rather a virtual currency. Later on we can consider ideas to make it more physical, if need be.