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"Venture Capital' is not just for for-profit enterprises.
In our National Capital region, "Venture Capital" model has been successfully demonstrated in a non-profit sector by philanthropist Mario Morino.
His initiatve, Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP) rasied $30 Million focus on 2 key initiatives at NOVA-DC-MD community
(1) support internet entrepreneurs and
(2) support disadvantaged kids in urban environments here.
Respect for knowledge ? .
PS: VPP ,a well-documented success story. In fact, is the 'success model" for my new Facebook group, KEPPS.
Deborah, if you want to carry on this dialog, i would prefer to do it on the Transformative Media and Entertainment group where you have taken something i wrote and brought it over to my page and made it private. And, i feel dialogs like this are very valuable and should be conducted where there are many people who can also enter into them. Thank you.
Hi Deborah! Thank you very much for your kind comment. I've born in São Paulo, Brasil and just since 2001 I have the permission to live in São José dos Campos where I can stay near of the country and nature. These horses are 10 minutes nearest of my house..and I think it is a blessing to have this contact. Great idea to create a place in this site to share these beautifull images, congratullations. See you, and some gifts for your weekend |fatima
My dear friend, Deborah,
Just to drop a note to heed and say hello to you. Hope you are in good health with peace. It's so hot here in Doha... there's humid in the afternoon and to work is hard with more patience as everybody goes hot tempered.
Well life is moving on here for my kids in the Philippines..God bless you always.
In response to your message, Deborah, are you aware that due to advances in technology, it now takes less than 30% of the presently available worldwide labor force to produce all of the goods and services necessary for the 6.7 billion of us on the Planet. And that as we move further into "nanotechnology," which we must do in order to conserve fast dwindling natural resources, this figure will drop down to about 3 - 4% of the presently available labor force. People formerly moved into cities to be near work, but now that work is not available to most due to changing times, the question as to how to guarantee everyone a living income becomes the question of the day. By the way, a move into nanotechnology also necessitates the end of human labor as human hands are too large to handle the parts involved in nanotechnology and bio-mimicry technology.
So, the question becomes one of: how do we guarantee a living income for those not needed in the labor force? Do we continue the practice of genocide by war as we are doing today, or do we find a way to "pay people to stay home" and raise their own food?
A finding made by Alvin Toffler and published in his book: "The Third Wave" reveals that when all things are considered re: costs in getting people to and from, work, shopping and schools, it would be cheaper by far to pay people to stay home. Considering the relatively small workforce needed as we move into the future, this option may indeed be the most viable one.
Another fact of significance is that back in the mid 90's for the first time in world history, the labor force became de-liked from the stock markets as passive investment returns began to exceed those of human labor.
At first the service sector was able to absorb those being laid off from industrial labor, but that is no longer the case. And, in many instances, corporations must resort to "off-shoring labor" in order to remain competitive in the marketplace since technological advances can undercut all but the cheapest of labor costs which are available in the developing countries. As these countries too downsize their workforces due to advances in technology, human labor is pushed to the wall.
The only way for people to survive the crisis of advanced technology is to move out into the land and begin "relocalization" which means that these communities must find a way to provide everything they need right in their own community. This move brings with it a shift from "agriculture" to "permaculture" and a shift in the food we eat since growing large tracts of grain with which to mainly feed beef cattle is no longer feasible.
Here in the developed world, we have become a society largely addicted to "living to eat" rather than in the practice of "eating to live". And, if we are to survive as the human family this must quickly change.
BTW, as you so indicate, while i may be "older" i do not consider myself "old" and i am far from retired as i work anywhere from 10 - 14 hours a day, seven days a week and have done so for going on 18 years now.
I have for close to twelve years now spent my time facilitating a private list on the Internet known as "Co-Learner's" in which a group of people gather to share and discuss knowledge relative to today's crisis. I just recently put up 15- linked websites on the Ning platform, designed as a virtual learning center with Pathways and Portals designed to facilitate the social transformation which society must undergo today if we are to survive as the human family.
I am highly respected for my knowledge by the scientists and researchers who know me well, and who have been members of my Co-learner's list. I am looking for 1 million of the most creative people i can find to bring together on Future Dawning to solve the "unprecedented in past recorded history challenges" the human family faces today as our old and atrophied systems collapse around us, forcing us to create new ones.
While i have no formal education, (fortunately) i have had several mentors which whom i studied privately. As well i have read thousands of books, far too many to catalog, and also read anywhere from 20 - 40 articles gathered from Internet sources each day. My main focus in reading is 1) the monetary system and its historical originations, 2) human consciousness, and 3) sustainable living.
I am currently researching for a book: "The Sacred Quest for the Who of I Am" which is based in the biology of human consciousness, but dwelves into both cultural and social consciousness as well.
I have been referred to as both "a genius" and "brilliant".
One of my mentors is Dr. Vernon Woolf, Founder of the International Academy of HoloDynamics. Dr. Woolf is best known for his role in transforming the former U.S.S.R., taking that country from communism to "perestroika" over a 10-year period. The only time a country of this size has been transformed peacefully. He is a member of my "Friends" list here if you should want to consult with him as to my capabilities.
While my income in terms of U.S. dollars falls below the poverty line here, it does exceed the $1 to $2 a day earned in developing countries; however, comparatively speaking it is probably very close in terms of what can be purchased with it. However, i much prefer to live on this income as it is adequate for my needs, and i don't risk being pressured to meet the goals of donors rather than my conduct my own agenda. The best things in life are free and cannot be purchased at any price.
Please do not hesitate to inquire if there are any other questions you may have about me and how i choose to live.
Deborah, contrary to what you may think, my beliefs about money today come from having been homeless and learning to live with little or no money.
I consider my time as a "homeless" person to be one of the most valuable times of my life. I discovered that while i had no money, my life was full of abundance as others shared with me whatever they had to share. For instance, a local grocery store would at certain times of the day dump wrapped food in their dumpster behind the store so those of us in need could "dumpster dive" for it. It was usually a baked chicken breast and potatoe which was so delicious - can't ever remember a time when food tasted soooo good. Sometimes a group of us would gather to make soup or a stew over a beach fire with each of us bringing whatever we could find to contribute. In order to survive, we learned to be a "cooperative society" without judgments of one another along the way.
Needing money to make the world go round is only a state of mind. Years ago i was fortunate enough to have heard a talk that the Rev. Terry Cole Whitaker from the Church of Religious Science gave. In it she told the story of people leaving an earthquake devastated area taking with them everything they could in any manner possible except for one old man who was walking away barehanded. When asked why he was not taking anything with him, he pointed to his head and said: "I have everything i need right here". I find that so do I.
Today, i see a society that has become addicted to money and with our addiction we have created what is fast becoming a living hell for ourselves as we have become willing to sell anything, including our soul for it, and in so doing are literally destroying our life support system. We are certainly robbing our children of their rightful inheritance -- the ability to enjoy this Earth as we have -- but there seems to be a lack of concern for future interests.
Now, no longer homeless or penniless, i still live below the poverty level, but i can also say i honestly live in a world of abundance far from anything i ever dreamed possible. Even though my home is a small cabin in a wilderness area of Southern California, to me it is far more magnificent than if it were the finest mansion anywhere in the world due to its beautiful surroundings. But, then it is all in my perception, and that's what really counts.
There is nothing "out there" it is all "in here".
May i wish you well on your chosen "money" path -- may.it serve you well and fill your needs. It is just not my path.
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