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Refugee Resettlement Community Developments

 

Refugees

DISCLAIMER: This outline is based on the Integrated and Adaptive Community Developments which are GIDIFA Funded programs and not necessarily the ideas, beliefs, concepts, projects, programs and/or conclusions of GIDIFA or its Secretary General, Honorable Angel Ferdinand Marcos or any other personnel of GIDIFA.

 

Current Affairs surrounding the unheralded refugee crises are overwhelming local and national governments across the world. This tragedy is only exacerbated with the inclusion of sociological and cultural issues that are largely ignored or perhaps worse, downplayed by both the immigrants and refugees and the host governments. GIDIFA and many of its partners in Humanitarian activities, is in a very unique position to help, though this would require individual treaties with the host governments and a level of cooperation that, while not unprecedented, is still challenging to some degree. Fortunately, such a level of cooperation is not without precedent and has been successful during many previous occasions of global humanitarian crises. The only question that remains is which governments will work for the mutual benefits of their refugees and their citizens and which governments will ignore the obvious in hopes that it will go away. For those governments that wish to seek out a solution, herein is the initial outline and approach for consideration. Add a comment

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Promises of the Paulownia Princessa

Renewable Resources are going to be imperative if we are ever to implement a truly symbiotic relationship with our natural environment. Among the issues that exist with CO2 buildup, with a sincere effort not to delve into the entire political realm, is the vast deforestation that has occurred across the globe. If there is to be any solution, it needs to include the potential for profitable, sustainable programs for the raising, harvesting and utilization of lumber across the globe. Such a program is not as impossible as it would seem as there is a single variety of tree that will allow for the implementation of just such a system.

The Paulownia tree includes a host of benefits making it an ideal solution to most of the issues concerning global deforestation. Quick to grow, easy to harvest, no need for constant replanting and other attributes in addition to the value for which the wood can be sold and the diversity of the possibilities for utilization of the lumber make the Paulownia tree virtually an ideal solution to many of the global issues, but as with everything, it is also a little more difficult  than just heading out and tossing out some seeds. The Paulownia trees requires more management than many children and has to be properly cared for, tended and managed if it is to be a viable, long-term solution to so many of the ills of society. Add a comment

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Many people already know about “Heavy Water” and the role it played in the projects for the development of nuclear power. Not many people know what it really is though, much less how it can benefit all of humankind and potentially serve as one of the new, more viable, long-term and sustainable energy sources for the people of the earth. Moreover, there are vast quantities of Deuterium already in place and ready for development once they can be extracted. While that may sound easy enough, it is a bit more complicated than that. Complicated though it may be, it is possible without any adverse impact to the earth or to the environment. Perhaps even better, once it is extracted, it can be utilized in many different ways including as a means to produce clean and sustainable energy for the people of the world. While deuterium may not in and of itself be the ultimate answer or an end-all solution, it is certainly a step in the right direction. Add a comment

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The Global Infrastructure, Development and International Finance Agency as one of the United Nations Specialized Agencies designated to help the underclass citizens of the world, places a focus on the development of technology and advances to benefit the entire human race. World class research facilities, laboratories and other similar institutions will be a very important and prevalent part of each and every Integrated Community Development. Somebody however, has to come up with new and improved ideas to research and new technologies to develop and perfect. With this in mind, Think-Tanks will be an equally important part of the Integrated Community Developments of GIDIFA. These will not by any means be typical of the think-tanks of the world today, run as they are by the political and financial leaders of the world. The GIDIFA Think-Tanks will be world-class, wholly non-partisan bodies of diverse, intelligent and eclectic individuals whose very nature it is to question everything.

There seems to be a lot of concern in the world today, that technology is going to make it impossible for a great many people to get jobs and is going to do nothing but inhibit the development of humanity. Conversely, it is entirely possible that, while the transition to a more fully technologically developed society may be challenging, it will allow for something never before seen in the known history of the human race. A socialist economist once quipped that people do not need a job, they need an income. This is actually a very accurate and even profound observation. (Read More: On Technology, Labor and Poverty here) Unfortunately, with the current economic system and societal structure, it only means taking from the producers to give to those who do not produce … for whatever reason they may not be productive members of society. (It is fully recognized that many people are incapable of being productive, far-too frequently because of the very society and governance that was ostensibly put in place only to protect them) Add a comment

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Incorporating Grants and Corporations

As the Global Infrastructure, Development and International Finance Agency begins its Philanthropic efforts as one of the United Nations Specialized Agencies, a great many people are proposing projects that focus on profitable (or “For-Profit”) business ventures. While some applicants have made great efforts to assure these corporate entities are viable means of providing a direct benefit to the underclass citizens of the world, it is important to draw some guidelines for those who believe that any money-making venture is going to be appealing and eligible for funding. It is very possible to receive funding for the for-profit business ventures but it must meet more stringent requirements for both initial funding and for continued reporting.

Given the vast amount of construction, infrastructure and other developmental projects, there will be a great many contractors selected from across the globe to participate in these projects and programs. This is not a section that is relevant to the individual contractors for the Projects and Programs of the UN Specialized Agency known as GIDIFA. If however, funding is being sought, in these cases, for the purposes of opening a For-Profit corporate entity or business, this article will contain relevant information regarding Funding Eligibility and Reporting Requirements. Funding for profitable business enterprises is generally limited to women, minorities and others who are perceived to have been slighted or who otherwise would have an exceptionally difficult time getting funded. In the case of GIDIFA funding, everyone will be eligible and encouraged to apply if they have a viable business venture that can provide a direct benefit to the underclass citizens of the world in an amount large enough to make it worth while.

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It seems that the people of the world these days are far more determined to focus on the things that divide and attempt to highlight the differences rather than focus on what the members of the species have in common and what makes the human race the dominant life force on this planet. As means of an introduction, this article is something of a precursor of what is hoped will be an ongoing opportunity to present to the readers, the ties that all people share in common. By doing so, it is hoped … even believed that over the course of time, the cognitive thought processing of the entire species can evolve. Is it truly so difficult to imagine a society wherein Diversity is celebrated while at the same time, the entire race works along a unified front to build each other up and not to tear each other down? Imagine for a moment, how much could be accomplished if the entire human race worked for the common good of the earth, for the future of the human race and perhaps even more importantly, to insure that all of the people of the world were able to enjoy an improved quality of life. Imagine a world where Social and Economic Freedoms were the norm and not the exception. Human nature being what it is, it is difficult to imagine such a world is possible. Still, How can the evolution of the species continue without an entirely new paradigm? If the species does not evolve and the history of the world is any indication of things to come, the Human Race will soon be little more than a forgotten footnote lost in a wondrous universe it may have had the opportunity to explore if only its members could have learned to work together. Is the human race worth saving? If it is impossible to change the way that humans think, the species is very likely doomed already. If it is possible for the species to evolve and enter a new paradigm, somebody has to take up the banner and lead the charge. It is the hope of the author that somewhere out there among the readers are those people unencumbered by prejudice and selfishness who will not only join, but lead the way!

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Ancient Farming Technologies

There is no doubt that technology has advanced by leaps and bounds over the last century. Some technologies … computers in this particular instance … are already outdated by the time they hit the retail store shelves. Nobody is advocating giving up computers and going back to the days of the abacus and the slide rule, nor should they. Why is it then, that we continue to advance agricultural technologies that are decades or in some cases, hundreds of years old? Given advances in technology, should we not be committing a substantial portion of our research and development to those technologies that are going to feed us if not at least as much as we devote to other areas of technological advancements? Is it possible that at least some of the agricultural technologies are in existence if not in actual use, to replace current farming techniques the way that modern computers have replaced the abacus and the slide rule? If they are currently available, can these technologies be put to use on a wider scale? What would the cost be of utilizing new technologies and what is the cost if we do not?

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On Alternative Energies and The Grid

GIDIFA is one of the UN Specialized Agencies with a focus on Infrastructure and Development in addition to matters of economic concern.

No matter what the benefits may be, there are still enough detriments to bring the ability of solar and wind generated power to replace fossil fuels (or even abiotic fuels as some believe oil to be abiotic in nature) remains in doubt at present. Research and Development is ongoing in both of these fields though, and it is hoped that one day these will offer just some of many alternative energy solutions for the world. In the meantime, there are a great many other alternative methods also in consideration and under research, some in development and others that are ready to be tested in “real world environments”. One of the biggest challenges facing alternative advocates seems to be the ability to tie everything in to “The Power Grid”. Given the limitations and vulnerabilities of the existing power grid it begs the question as to whether or not the existing or current power grid should be utilized at all. If there is to be a central, controlling facility to distribute power, how should it be delivered? If individual homes are capable of producing their own energy, should they be allowed to do so independent of centralized control and authority? Is there a way to restructure the electrical power infrastructure in such a way so as not to interrupt the current grid system? What does the future of electrical power generation hold?

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GIDIFA and the Arts

There seems to be almost an inordinate amount of interest in regards to GIDIFA and “the arts” or fields of study wherein arts and crafts are a matter of much more interest than was originally foreseen. While it was never fully understood just how important the arts are to so many people, rest assured that plans had already been made to introduce a very large segment of the formerly underclass citizens to the arts … even to the extent of doing so in a much more sustainable and natural fashion. What’s more is the ability to utilize this introduction to the arts … or perhaps more accurately, this refinement of the arts in such a way that those, especially among the indigenous peoples of the world, do not have to give up their ancestral homes or move if they do not wish to.

Whether by nature or by design, it is difficult to imagine that humans were intended to go through life without the benefit of enjoyment. The wide range of foods, musical genres, arts and even crafts can bring all manner of joy to people in many inexplicable ways and seem to reaffirm the fact that humans were in fact, meant to enjoy life. Unfortunately, a very wide swathe of humanity has been denied that benefit and has been forced to live in squalor and poverty despite the vast amount of resources available in the world today. Despite this, many of the indigenous and native people of the world are still able to create some of the most stunning artwork in so many forms. From music to fabric and clothes to knick-knacks to some truly amazing and very innovative forms of tools, the artwork in the case of GIDIFA, can be promoted in all of the individual Community Developments in addition to being available for sale online. While the corporations may grant some seventy percent of their earnings, the sales of the Arts and Crafts by the Indigenous and Underclass citizens of the world will be largely returned to the individual artists and their communities and to buy those supplies that cannot be grown or otherwise developed within the Community Developments.

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Integration and the Power Grid

It seems that one of the major issues that a great many people are having in regards to alternative energy resources is tying these energy generators into the existing power grid. Oddly enough, the power grid seems to have the same difficulties around the globe. This begs the question about why these alternative energy resources need to be tied into the grid in the first place. If there are already substantial issues and concerns regarding the existing system, should the entire system be replaced? Should it be repaired? Can it be replaced? How does one become concerned with the ability to integrate new resources into systems that are proven to be vulnerable and more conducive to the creation of problems than they are to the provision of solutions? Is it time to change the way that alternative energy resources are implemented and/or integrated into the current systems?

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What are people going to do when the robots take over all of the unskilled jobs? Already robots are capable of sweeping, mopping and waxing floors. Robots have been invented that can fully automate any fast-food restaurant and the auto-industry and many other industrial and manufacturing interests have already replaced countless people with robots and automated technology. Robots and other Automated Technologies it seems will inevitably replace a great many (if not all) of the lower-skilled jobs and put those people out of work. So what to do? People need work if they are to survive no? In reality, and in short, no! People do not need jobs to survive or even to thrive. What people need is an income whether or not they work. Now before the cries begin about how fair such programs may or may not be, it is important to look and note how such programs are financed and implemented and also the concerns with such programs.

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