Open Access Research

11 EU Nations Just Kicked Off a Plan to Make Public Science Free For All of Us

This is a big freaking deal! I cannot tell you how many times I wanted access to a research paper or a doctoral or research thesis and it was hidden behind a freaking pay wall, which pretty much stopped my knowledge inquiry cold! =)

Fortunately, there has been a movement over the last decade or so to set knowledge and research free and there have been various educational institutions which have likewise done so, even in the US. All publicly funded research should be available for all! All research and knowledge should be available for all… period. This is a great step forward! 

Read it and rejoice! This is one of the many reasons why Europe is decades ahead of USA and its arrogance, ignorance, hubris, and faux-ceptionalism! 

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The 7 Philosophical Pillars For Peace In Humanity

New Page: The 7 Philosophical Pillars for Peace in Humanity (7P3H)

I have a new post titled The 7 Philosophical Pillars for Peace in Humanity (7P3H). Here is an excerpt: The 7 Philosophical Pillars for Peace in Humanity (7P3H) shall lie at the heart of and form the foundations of Humanities society, culture, citizens, and organizations, as well as its governmental bodies, institutions, and associations. The constitutions and laws […]

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New Pages: New Constitution for Asgardia 2.0 – Part I

I am releasing to the general public something I have been working on since December, which is a complete rewrite of the Asgardian Constitution. This work in many ways aggregates and distills over a decade of political and other thought to how we can create a government to change the world. This is the first […]

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Review of Calendar Reforms

I am going to write what I think is required for a successful world-wide secular calendar and for calendar reform. I will also list my reviews of the various calendar reform attempts too. I also have a spread sheet with point based ratings of the various Calendar Reform attempts, which also includes a comparison to our current world-wide secular calendar which is the Gregorian Calendar (Wikipedia). I have also posted a bunch of information, history, and issues with the Gregorian Calendar in my 45-page blog page on the Calendar Reform, so if you want to get the skinny on our calendar then please read through that post. It is a page turner, let me tell ya.

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Reformed International Fixed Calendar

A Reformed International Calendar (rIFC)

If you do not know what the International Fixed Calendar (IFC) is, why it matters, or why I would want to reform it, then please read my very large 45-page blog page on the Calendar Reform where I: first talk about the significant issues with our current Calendar, the Gregorian Calendar, and then talk about how the International Fixed Calendar (IFC) solves all of those issues. Towards the end of that large document I recommend some reforms to the IFC to help make it even better.

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What is leap year?

New Page: Calendar Reform

In over a decade of me trying to figure out why our world is so messed up there have been quite a few ideas I have come up with or have discovered when thinking about how to make the world a simpler or better place, reform such as: time, metrics, language, culture, economy, and many others. However, here is one area of reform which you may have not ever considered, because it is such an integral part of our everyday life: Calendar Reform.

I had originally written about this topic for my micronational work (Republic of Talossa) in April of 2006, so this rewrite is a fairly significant expansion of my previous work, as well as being an attempt to put this idea before a much larger audience through my personal blog. My previous work was about 1,300 words and this one is approximately 13,000 words because, now, I am attempting to show you how and why and not just tell you, which I hope will be powerful!

Why do we need calendar reform you ask? Well, Hopefully, I can make that case here, so settle in for a ride that is going to ask you to think A LOT about our calendar, which we take for granted and give very little thought to about how we plan things and how it affects us in our daily lives.

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Model of a TVP City

Productivity and Motivation in a Resource Based Economy?

Introduction I am writing this post in response to a question posed by Tyler Suard (an economics major) in my Facebook thread about a RBE where I posted a link to my blog post The Cancer of Capitalism and Its Antidote. I am writing this post to help solidify my thoughts and understanding on this […]

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Google Celebrates Dr. Zamenhof’s Birthday with a Logo Doodle!

Google is, thankfully,  celebrating Dr. L.L. Zamenhof’s birthday today with a Doodle, since it is Zamenhof Day. Right about now you are probably wondering who this Dr. Zamenhof is that Google would take the time to recognize him? There was a lot of speculation within the Esperanto community as to whether or not Google would do […]

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