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If an inventor falls, do we blame gravity?

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

On February 24, 2017 another energy inventor died of a hemorrhagic stroke. He had been on hypertension medication, but stopped when he couldn’t afford it. He was only 53 years old.

Everyone has personal tragedies. Losing his wife to a drunk driver, his mother contracting diabetes and gangrene caused him to bury himself in his work. He created an electronic method to stop gangrene and saved his mother’s foot. Yet no level of ingenuity could stop the insanity of a drunk driver.

A personality conflict in the workplace ended his former high paying, classified government job, despite 17 years of accolades for high performance and creativity in an extremely technical environment.

As we’ve heard way too many times before, most all of his good ideas went to the grave with him. Paranoid that someone would steal his ideas, he seldom did off-site backup of anything. He never expected to have a stroke within feet of those who would grab his prototypes and computer. Characters who did not even inform friends of his passing for 2 weeks. Law enforcement knew nothing of what to look for. The coroner and sheriff report stated no evidence of foul play.

In the ugly world of R&D, there is NO venture capital to cover any expenses until something is shown working and marketable. Wages for R&D time and materials just don’t exist. Survival 2-27-2009 033money for food, housing or medication are a joke to those with the money to do something.

YouTube is full of videos showing promising ideas,  but no capital showing up from any source to allow an experimenter to put full time effort into proper research. Hobbies, after a daMtr5-9-2012expSm125y job, always seem to remain hobbies. Nothing ever completes.

Compounding this particular inventor’s obstacles, was that he used to work in a very classified environment. What did he work with or learn there that could be restructured into a consumer item, but not violate his security clearance? That was his perpetual challenge. He saw massive money spent on super weapons, but none on something to get people’s tasks done better.

3-8-2009 024Crowdfunding entered the scene in 2012. Yet thus far, even it only gets the attention of money once something is shown working. The countless hours of R&D to get to that stage are still not addressed, except in pet projects of the corporate world.

Steve Jobs wanted the Smart Phone to happen. He authorized the necessary million$ to make it happen. Government grants are supposed to encourage R&D, but only go to the politician’s pet supporters. Seldom ever are they directed to the true potential of an idea.

Who is to blame? Is it just the hardship of life? Is it normal resistance like gravity? Or is it a debt based economic system that demands immediate performance and payments on schedule or the banker takes everything as “collateral?” It is the latter.

R&D happens with personal money. That is where the phrase “don’t quit your day job” is exemplified. The inventor knows the potential of what he’s working on, but explaining it to anyone, well there aren’t enough hours in the day.

And what if the day job doesn’t even cover survival? What if technology eliminated the career one trained for, but no longer obtains a living wage? Minimum wage in Los Angeles will not qualify a person for a one bedroom apartment. Short sighted business people refuse the call for a $15/hour minimum wage, pointing out most businesses cannot afford to pay it. So is it the fault of the business manager, or is the system blaming the wrong people? Why can’t consumers afford the slightly higher prices to justify $15/hour to anyone diligent enough to show up for work daily and do what is asked? Trickle down economics never worked. Bankers and taxes strangle the flow at mid-stream.

As technology forces shifts, menial work is no longer just for teenagers. Responsible adults are often forced to take jobs far less than their abilities. But their adult responsibilities continue.

How much does the business owner have to pay the bank for flooring inventory, maintaining facilities, advertising, insurance, utilities along with a living wage to diligent employees? Is CAPITAL affordable? Banks print the money to loan. But employees have to learn skills and show integrity on the job to get the product to a satisfied customer.

Enter Bitcoin. A nerd project we all laughed at in 2010, when it cost 10,000 Bitcoins to buy one pizza worth $25 USD. But it is not just an electronic currency. It has other factors quickly being accepted on an international scale. When South Korea thought North Korea was about to bomb them in May 2017, Bitcoin jumped from $2,000 each to $4,000 overnight, then pulled back to $2,000 when word reached around the world of the sudden demand at that location. It recovered quickly and continued.

I don’t dare give the name of the inventor I speak of. His former “day job” classified work continues to carry a threat to anyone discussing it. I’ll just mention the coincidence of his initials being a nice way to reference Bitcoin. Bc.

Bitcoins are stated to 8 decimal places. The last 4 digits presently amount to about $24 USD, even with Bitcoin trading at $2,400 each.

I am now starting a Bitcoin coffee cup and asking for loose change from your Bitcoin wallet. It goes to a wallet that helps energy inventors. That is all I can promise. No 501c3 has been set up. This is not a deduction on your taxes. That takes attorneys and CPA’s who get more than the project is intended for. Whoever gets it, uses it as a gift or simple income. All I ask is please dump the last 3 or 4 digits of loose change into the Bitcoin cup, the next time you are poking around your e-wallet. If you got any value from any of the stories and information posted at commutefaster.com/Energy2.html , I hope it would be worth a few Bitcoin cents to you to keep efforts moving forward.

One public item the inventor did tell me he worked on while with a government contractor, was enabling the image collection on the Hubble Telescope to deliver consistent pixels. He was the engineer responsible for the data oversampling circuitry used. Anyone who has seen the spectacular images from the Hubble can thank him for adding that feature.

And one not-so public bit of trivia that gave us an odd common ground. We both had uncles on Tinian Island in August of 1945.  One machined the last part for Little Boy.  The other wired Fat Man. Those family members were paid quite well for their technology skills. But our sides of the families wanted to get clean energy to everyone.

Only Jesus Christ has shown power over death. We can only trust in Him for eternity, as Bc did.

RIP old friend, maybe now you can chat with Tesla as you often speculated.

Ken Rasmussen

6/2/2017

A Platform for the Flush the Toilet Party

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Calling for Write Ins Only

If you can’t write, you shouldn’t vote

Has any political party shown a candidate who even admits these problems exist, much less offered solutions? The DC Beltway is oddly shaped like a toilet seat. A toilet all parties have taken a dump in for years, but no one has bothered to flush.

A horse thief stole a cowboy’s ability to survive. Lenders do the same. Banker supported politicians write laws hiding the crimes. Contracts are cleverly written so the debt is not paid off until the end of the contract. Any interruption in life, health, layoff, accident, or market shift, enables the lender to take all collateral with no obligation to return any equity earned. Abusive bureaucrats do the same, enforcing the letter of the law with an iron fist, showing no human consideration in enforcement, oblivious to the harm and suffering they cause.

The Federal Reserve act was implemented in 1913. Income tax was also enacted to pay the interest on the debt created. A never ending circle. Can IRS be explained? It does not build highways. It entirely pays banker interest, nothing else. We need to return to constitutional money. No interest to bankers.

The infinite creation of money meant ANY banker could now re-finance ANYONE at ANYTIME. The banker lost nothing. The money lent was fictitious to begin with. But bankers don’t, choosing to repossess rather than give 2nd opportunities to victims of circumstances.

IRS has become a thug organization threatening the wealth and health of political enemies of whatever administration is in power. That must stop. IRS serves no sane purpose to exist. Enact the Tax Retirement Fund policy proposed by Walter Burien. Proper INVESTMENT of government assets can provide all revenue necessary to operate government.

The Bush administration hid massive information about 9/11. Why has he and his administration never been called on the carpet to explain the numerous inconsistencies? Why did he introduce a Nazi organization into the American culture called Department of Homeland Security? Why did he appoint a dual citizen to administrate it? Why did he then put it over control of the Department of Defense. Again, run by a dual citizen, Michael Chertoff. This is pure treason and destroyed whatever national security we may have had.

Eliminate the Department of Homeland Security. Return the Department of Defense. Stop all dual citizenship from any US Government employment.

Why has the Department of Energy not replaced the polluting industries of coal, oil and nuclear with clean alternatives? Nuclear remediation has been known about since the mid 90’s, but the physicist who invented the process was removed by political means by the corrupt Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Is America administered by the US Constitution, or is it a corporation following a mysterious Charter since 1871? If it is the latter, what government entity issued the Charter? And why have the articles of its incorporation never been taught in schools? If the US Constitution is still the authority, why don’t people in power positions follow it?

Why the dual standard allowing banks who launder hundreds of millions of drug money, to just get fines, but dropping the hammer on small users? Drug use is a medical problem. Drug promotion is a banker problem.

Fine print on new cell phones, express health dangers. Why is this legal avoidance of responsibility allowed? If cell phone radiation is hazardous, why not make it public?

Why does major media only cover has beens? Because they want to milk the last dime of advertising revenue from past efforts. And no newcomer has the revenue to buy as much media attention as a Kardashian.

Why has media ignored all the Crimes committed by Bill Clinton? George Bush? Obama?

Hazardous side effects of vaccines are ignored by candidates and media alike.

Monsanto appears to own both media and all candidates. No mention of GMO hazards come to light.

Why are whistle blowers chased down like rats, but criminal bankers, and politicians who hide them enjoy their mansions and private jets?

Why is any dual citizenship allowed for any position in US government? Can’t they find work elsewhere? No, because private industry requires honest performance to justify a paycheck, unlike government.

Credit reporting or gossipers? Vindictive or supportive?

Warmongers belong in the front line.

No more predator drones.

American military spending is as bad as Russia during the cold war.

World Military Spending

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Fukushima radiation must be addressed. Investigative reporter and former NSA technician himself reports placement of both Stuxnet and micro nuke explosives was done by Mossad. Why does America do anything with that criminal organization? Why is Netanyahu allowed on American soil with his support of acts like this that threaten the lives of innocent parties.

Ref: http://www.jimstonefreelance.com/fukureport1b.pdf

Why does America support Israel at all? Claim of an everlasting land grant to a particular race is the result of horrific biblical scholarship and blatant racism. It violates basic Christianity and also offends every other religion on the planet.

Review ANY secret society membership. Divulge and register. Disallow those proven to violent behavior.

Instant judgments? How does law enforcement know the cause of anything by the 6:00 news? How does a drone flying at altitude, know the identity of everyone they are about to kill? Stop all predator drones. Forbid ignorant “statements” from law enforcement, without proof. Fire any who ignore this.

Abuse of power issues. Anyone convicted of abuse of power in any government position needs to be held personally responsible and denied any possibility of future employment in any government position.

Who controls all security clearances? Why is criminal activity hidden within them? Who is allowing this?

Is critical Government communication routed through an onion router? Why? Who is policing any possible rerouting of critical information? Who issued the SERCO corporate charter? Why is ANY private corporation allowed to control such highly sensitive government information? Only elected government should hire individuals to work in such sensitive areas.

If Government monitors anything done by a US Citizen, that citizen should be able to see what is being monitored at any time without a complicated court order. If the citizen loses something, and NSA has a copy, it should be provided free of charge to the person who lost it, as a benefit of being a taxpayer.

Money should always be proportional to the population. Government should return to issuing constitutional money, and regulate it to population growth. Moderate gold backing should be established for international stability, but not for circulation. Government operations are to be covered by the Tax Retirement Fund promoted by Walter Burien, mentioned elsewhere in this article.

All foundations are tax scams. Even churches survived without the 501c3 category before it was implemented as a way to stifle their political voice. No foundation properly helps those who need it. Cancer foundations are the most obvious fraud. How many years, how many dollars? But cancer continues to take more victims every year. Eliminate both foundations and religious exemptions. Let donations cover all costs, not hide tax liability for the wealthy. Eliminate ALL income tax to begin with. Make donations mean something.

Eliminate Corporate Income Tax also. Establish a proportional payout of earnings to shareholders and general employees. CEO payroll multiples over 150 times that of an entrance worker is insane and criminal. If he wants more, he should just buy company stock and enjoy the same dividends paid to all other stock holders.

Tariffs supported the country for years. Let’s return to that, along with the Tax Retirement Fund program proposed by Walter Burien who will use true CAFR accounting to produce ample wealth to eliminate all other taxes. Let everyone keep what they earn, and freely give help where ever they desire, without government bending their motivation.

What candidate in any party has addressed ALL these topics? None. If they are on the ballot, they are on the take by someone with a lot of money they likely stole from YOU.

If their name is on the ballot, they aren’t worth a vote. Either write in a name you know you can trust or don’t waste a vote for someone who will lie to you.

If you don’t know how to write, you are not qualified to vote.

Ken Rasmussen

5/20/2015

Electric Jump Start

Friday, March 15th, 2013

An innovative magnet coil component, created by Seanic View, Inc., can make a major change in electric motor efficiency.  Anyone can now make a difference.

 

The CommuteFaster Energy news site has been listing several energy related crowd funding projects since the first of the year, 2013. I need to focus on the Electric Jump Start program.

 

Full disclosure, I founded Seanic View, Inc., the company running the project. As founder I have compiled some of the most talented people I’ve met in my life, and we now have a technology that will change electric motors to levels of efficiency not yet seen elsewhere.

 

For years, everyone has looked at the battery to be the weakest link for electric vehicles. Electric airplanes with cargo and passengers were a pipe dream. Incremental steps have been accomplished with experimental aircraft using electric motors and batteries, such at this one by Chip Yates. But nothing practical has yet to fly that can carry a respectable load of cargo, much less passengers on a long safe journey.

 

A new magnet/coil configuration has been discovered which yields more torque per watt than anything previously attempted. When used in an electric motor, this drastically reduces the need for large batteries and the heavy current draw on them.

 

Two informative videos have been prepared explaining the trials and tribulations of doing Research and Development on this topic.

 

The first one is the one highlighted at their Indiegogo Crowd Funding Campaign site

 

http://www.ElectricJumpStart.com

 

The second, not so easy to find video is here and explains the massive size of the electric motor market presently and what is projected as electric vehicles replace hydrocarbon fuel engines around the world.

 

While safer applications of Lithium ion or better systems are always appreciated, the large storage factor is no longer necessary. This new component will enable electric motors to deliver torque using a relatively miniscule about of current to do it. The result means it nears the output of the latest generation of solar panels. Which makes Solar Airplanes a reality. Present technology batteries could take the plane long into the evening, after the sunlight has gone for the day.

 

How soon will this happen? It’s up to you, and the world financial community. This is not the pipe dream of Walter Mitty. This technology is solid and a Prony Brake test is shown in the Electric Jump Start video. But as the video points out, capital is necessary to bring anything to market. Parts don’t make themselves, nor deliver themselves to the shelves at your local store.

 

Why do we all have personal computers in front of us? They started in a garage, but I can now grab an 8 core fire breathing, number crunching, monster at WalMart. It started when an Angel investor took Bill Gates and Steve Jobs seriously. That has yet to happen with alternative energy. Many an inventor has made the mistake and taken investment from friends and family by selling them stock, only to discover they overlooked SEC compliance rules regarding security sales.

 

Rules changed this year. Here is the new way SEC and IRS view the transaction.

 

First off, NEVER SELL STOCK to anyone other than accredited investors, (rich people) or corporations.

 

BUT

 

Any company may now accept donations. Forget the tax right off aspect, that still belongs to churches and other charitable organization. It is merely simple income to the inventor and his company of any structure. They do pay income tax on it, but same with anything they sell.

 

While the Jobs Act is reviewing methods to eventually allow equity to small investors, major equity return is still a privilege of the rich. But getting something you want done is gratification itself. Do you want to bellyache about Big Oil profits the rest of your life, or would you like to toss a few dollars at a noble project, run by people with the necessary skills? Just sitting there hoping doesn’t help anyone, even you.

 

Long term readers of the CommuteFaster Energy page know I’ve reported on many inventors over the years. Some had viable technologies, some disappeared into history. One thing they all had in common is NONE had major R&D investment to iron out all bugs before releasing them to the public. Look at what Boeing had to spend to get the B-787 in the air. And now they are all grounded due to battery failures. Batteries that controlled things, not power the flight. Yet look how expensive that is for them to solve. Could any garage inventor weather such a setback? Details like that have bankrupted many an otherwise good idea.

 

Angel investors, properly accredited, are the ones who are supposed to show up and properly fund any good ideas and bring them to market. But economy as it is, they just are not doing their job. Some Venture Capitalists themselves admit there is a serious “lemming” mentality. All want to be first to be second. Let the other guy take the risk of being first. But the early bird gets the worm. Anyone who helped Gates and Jobs at the beginning saw tremendous payback over the years.

 

In crowd funding you will not have stock certificates, or bonds, but your name does show up on the exclusive list of early contributors. That means a lot to any inventor. Who do you think he will stay in touch with as his ideas grow? Who will get the first units? Who will get notified first of a pending public offering? Who will be offered dealerships when available? And if you live near them, and got laid off from your regular job, who will the inventor hire first as he can afford more employees? Those are the hidden benefits of showing a little compassion and tossing a donation to any start up at the right time. Donate early and often, you know, just like voting in Chicago.

 

Crowd funding through sites like Indiegogo enable anyone to do that now.

 

Please give my own favorite project, ElectricJumpStart.com a review at your first opportunity. It runs through April 26, 2013. But don’t wait on the crowd. Please show some support now. After that date, Indiegogo and their coordinated abilities step out of the picture and Seanic View will go back to needing accredited investors for help. Smaller contributions after April 25 will not be as simple.

 

Clean technologies need support from concerned people like you. When enough begins to happen, the slow to catch on financial community will eventually show up to take it to higher levels.

 

Indiegogo is international. Contributions can be made online from any country on earth. Denominated in US dollars.

 

And just in case Seanic View exceeds its goal, it has a long list of equally impressive projects on the back burner that could make major changes in energy usage world wide. They have a back room full of rabbits to pull out of a hat as soon as funding permits. Please help them make a difference.

 

Additional energy projects are continually added at the CommuteFaster Energy news page.

 

Ken Rasmussen

Web master http://www.commutefaster.com/Energy2.html

3/15/2013