A Plan for Appropriate Liquidity – Forests

  1. Summary of Insights:
  2. The Areas Addressed in this Paper:
  3. This paper will discuss changes that are needed for w to become the valuable, LOCAL, part of stable rural communities that they could be (wherever forests occur naturally) and a source of regular employment for local people. Such a program will have to be started in each locality with explanation of examples of existing practice from the recent past and guidance for the testing of what may be done locally in the future to generate local markets and work as well as recreational experiences for all ages and all walks of life.
  4. Involvement of local populations in value production has not been part of the National priorities for a long time, for reasons that have not been clearly described. To carry out this program there may be examples of dysfunctional local practices which must be acknowledged, exposed and mediated. Then positive aspects of forest maintenance must be described that may enable healthy, happy rural families with adequate stable local forest based income streams.
  5. Healthy forests may live for centuries. All forests may require regular human intervention to maintain the health of trees that are undergoing stress from environmental changes, and may or may not have any real value to the human community when mature. Local employment for rural populations could involve care for the forests that surround them in the hope for a more positive outcome.
  6. Foresters have been trained in some of the long term actions needed to create and maintain stable forests. However, for the past century the controllers of currency have had different goals and limited the only possible activity on most rural lands to those involving a kind of mining of value. This was done with malice through the issuance of limited debt based currencies that never included enough funds to pay the required interest on any long term activity which required out of family financing.
  7. This paper is presented with the expectation that at some point liquidity may be issued in a way to enable long term constructive projects to become viable. Foresters may eventually be presented with the opportunity to control the funding needed to accomplish the series of essential steps for forests to be that stable part of rural communities and the employment base for those who reside close to the forested properties.
  8. The focus on value in rural areas is important because there are historic and on-going actions to both depopulate and destabilize rural life globally. The goal of this paper is to change this situation to the benefit of rural people. Such a project will require very persistent (stable and guaranteed) local and well financed capabilities. The possible sources of such funding are still being reviewed. What is apparent is that the current fiat – debt based system is based on fraud, it serves only to mine all regions of whatever assets are available by requiring early payment of pre-calculated compounded interest and complete repayment of money lent into existence (compounding of interest on the loaned principal as well as the principal base). Thus it is standard practice to require regular interest payments to be made as soon as the loan is signed, before any major payments to reduce the principal can be made. In the case of most forest care investments there can / will be no revenues for such payment until near the end of the maturation process; meanwhile there usually are many non-monetized benefits that accrue during the life of the forest and the financial instrument.
  9. To state it in an other way, long term projects generally have no initial liquidity so the funds for interest payments must come from a source other than the originating debt based system just described. The debt based funding system was specifically designed with no provision for infusing the economy with the funds needed to make the extra interest payment. This guarantees that periodically there will be a crunch where there is no money to keep current on debt obligations and the whole thing falls apart – then the well to do can pickup whatever they want for pennies on the dollar.
  10. It should be obvious that this mining scheme can only go on for so lohis ng before it eventually implodes – this is the source of the “business cycle” along with interest rate adjustments and liquidity restrictions. All of these facets benefit those in control of the money supply. The credit crunches of the “business cycle” allow those with access to currency formation to pick up stranded assets in “non-performing” entities for pennies on the dollar.
  11. This paper will address how real asset growth can occur and what is needed for normal people to live fruitful, happy lives in a rural environment.
  12. The fact is that life and the Earth that supports it does produce new assets on a regular basis and areas within the Earth do have value and valuable attributes that can be harvested or monetized while allowing most life to continue without harm. The care that must be given to these aspects of Earth and life itself must be able to be supported equitably forever.
  13. LAND:
  14. Land can function in many different ways:
  15. Housing and Urban use,
  16. extensive agriculture,
  17. intensive agriculture,
  18. transportation infrastructure,
  19. flood control,
  20. untouched forest,
  21. occasionally mined forest,
  22. regularly maintained forest…
  23. The functions that land is able to perform for both the owner and society at large are frequently dependent on financial considerations.
  24. This paper is written to address the financial and physical aspects of encouragement of owners to recognize the possibilities land provides given appropriate funding. Along the way those practices needed for land to perform at its potential when functioning as “working forest” must be described and evaluated. There are few examples in the Northeastern U.S.A. of such “fully functional” working forests; while there are supposedly managed forests the land involved is generally abandoned for periods of a decade or more between activity – generally for financial reasons. The changes that will need to happen require regular funding [currently unavailable] for the regular care required to ensure that the wood produced by crop trees is of good quality. Many new local jobs can be created to address this need. There are many facets to address to assure that most of the trees that reach marketable size can be manufactured to produce wood free from defects, branches and crotches [as opposed to paper pulp or energy]. This challenge is really about building skills, compiling and confirming information about what works, and providing the funding to maintain the employment structure in rural areas for the decades (or centuries) needed for such trees to mature. In the end the success and scope of the program outlined will depend on the stability of funding and access over time. (This may sound similar to what is supposedly offered by the Gates Foundation, but it is built on a different base! The gathering of details must be paid for as it happens, the public is to be provided with access to the sources of the public portion of the tests and demonstrations, those who help to explain the process and what they have learned will be paid for that service. All testing and development will be paid for and be open source forever.)
  25. Mention will be made of efforts needed and funding systems to be applied in the following areas:
  26. Infrastructure – forests are part of the infrastructure of a region in many ways; aspects of their care may impact the stability of that infrastructure. This includes the kinds of local materials available for local building construction and maintenance, the kind of roads needed, how much care is needed to keep the roads intact, the distance residents need to travel and how often, the kinds of industries that can be supported locally, the stability of soils, the water quality and amount available, the impact of storms, …
  27. Education – The care of forests will require knowledgeable people for many different kinds of functions. Forest systems may be established in ways that allow those with interest to follow the need for study and information. This study can only happen if there is social and financial support for such activity.
  28. Rural Community Stability – address the issues caused by the Adaptive Program for Agriculture
  29. Nutrient Retention and Management – Can happen with the use of local filtration materials (that can be made from forest residues – charcoal, humic acid…) for removal of nutrients in outflow channels and the later application of filled filtration agents as field and forest soil stabilizers
  30. Family Health – addressing linkage between family income and health issues
  31. Economics – forest care will require long term debt free funding systems
  32. Agriculture – reclaiming abandoned land, using forest waste as a soil and nutrient management tool
  33. Personal Rights, Choices, and Growth – the system of governance may need to change.
  34. Ecosystem Stability – there are many aspects of ecology and climate that will need attention.
  35. Equipment – design, availability, cost of use, maintainability, operation, scheduling, location…
  36. System Research – local forest potential needs more study, much documentation will be needed.
  37. Record Keeping and Analysis
  38. Pollution Reduction – current systems of operation and transport may change
  39. Forest Technology Demonstration – long-term people-centered exploratory areas will be needed to document what works and then accessible areas of demonstration that can bring normal people into forests where changes are happening (with explanations) allowing them to compare different locally applied management systems over time.
  40. It is clear from the efforts of various entities in this region that the past actions of the wealthy and powerful sectors have materially damaged the rural character of the world. There are no situations other than the Amish farming system that have been able to keep their rural communities stable. So the author has not tried to develop projections of how to reestablish rural communities, nor should there be any assumption that this group knows enough to engage in community reformation and stabilization. However, it appears that much can be gained with careful guidance and stable and equitable funding of those who are willing to commit to try to make things work better
  41. The main capability of this forest related group is to help create and maintain the careful demonstration of various kinds of forest operation systems (most of which are in need of further refinement, equipment and capability sharing) and information bases that will be needed to understand how to build local resilient / healthy forests. It is difficult to predict the level of financing needed to develop and maintain such an information base. The areas of importance include financing for maintaining the operating systems, the gathering of this information and the establishment and maintenance of venues to demonstrate results from these studies. As information is collected there may develop the need to:
  42. 1) cover liquidity needs for a period of 150+ years, or longer – the normal forest life span
  43. 2) be able to cope with the possibility and opportunity to adjust for early mistakes, so it must be a long term program
  44. 3) develop ways to cope with personalities of different types and
  45. 4) different goals must be developed and maintained locally for realistic evaluations to occur.
  46. It is clear that, if several nearby counties are to be involved in this long term project at the same time, that the funding needs are going to be in the $100s of millions of dollars – even for a limited group of well documented demonstrations. The ability to guarantee funding for the employment of the people needed and the development of the various sectors required to carry out the range of actions required over time must be there or the effort should not be started. Our group has confidence that there are techniques to show substantial improvement in forest performance and creation of the skill sets needed.
  47. If the economy does not protect the choices of the people who dedicate their lives to this goal, some other vehicle must be in place to enable these unique choices. See the Background section at the end of this paper for more detail.
  48. The Purpose of this Paper:

Statement of Forest History:

Forests are a major infrastructure component for rural communities.

Rural land has been repeatedly abandoned between mining episodes.

Each mining episode may have depended on different kinds of technologies.

Forests have regularly recolonized this abandoned land with mixed results.



Explanation of Appropriate Changes:

A range of carefully directed humanitarian efforts (well targeted infusions of liquidity over the long term) are needed to move from mining of forests to careful maintenance.

Well cared for forests can provide a widely distributed natural resource base with great potential for needed environmental amelioration, stabilization of local economies and long term support for local structures.

New long term locally targeted forest production and development studies are needed to provide sound locally applicable information about what works in each area, This will require expenditures that have the likelihood of beneficial impact on family health and stability, local economics, use of local products, opportunities to make higher value added products, and many other aspects of rural life.

The experiences of the few forest researchers who have continued to hope for a more careful way of handling forests appears to offer a way to ameliorate much of the past damage to both the rural people, their communities and the forest that is the natural cover in this area. This paper will attempt to lay out the rationale for a very different approach to forest and rural life that may be possible once the economic system evolves from the current greed based – privately controlled debt/fiat currency system – to a less short term orientation.

Unfortunately, the perspective, skills, personnel, and funding for long term effective maintenance of high quality forest growth and development have been ignored for the past century and remain misunderstood even by many large landowners. It takes a very persistent team and detailed record keeping of tree performance in a wide range of different situations to build the information base for testing / proving the feasibility of various management strategies and treatment systems.

Detailed analysis of the expected possible opportunities can be begun with simulations, but the actual physical performance in a particular area / region must be shown to actually be able to work given the effort available and required given the chosen management system. Careful maintenance of forests may offer significant opportunities for humanity and support for the stability of the ecosystems of the planet. The errors of the past Continuous Forest Inventory systems (CFI) may not be that there have not been studies or data collection, but that the areas of study did not reflect forest conditions where exceptional tree performance could be observed.

FOR EXAMPLE: If you only go to a nursing home to study human potential you will not see the range of potential of humanity that is possible by facilitating the intellectual development and evolution of practical “hands on”capabilities of young people. Most CFI information comes from “mined” forest areas or from abandoned land that eventually resembles a nursing home for trees.

Detailed study of the ”normal abandoned forest” has not revealed opportunities that MIGHT be found if appropriate care could have been provided in the study areas at regular or especially at crucial developmental times. It appears that the differences may be profound between the normal mining systems and those involving careful maintenance. However, once the performance can be documented it may still have to be broadly demonstrated in ways that normal people can eventually fully comprehend what is being proposed.

  1. The Most Important Question May Be: Why Are Things The Way They Are?

The prevalence of evil within the control structure of the global financial system has consistently diverted individual human activity into short term extractive activities and away from long-term-care based systems. This needs to change. Is it possible that the “grant system” for funding of both education and natural resource practices which are part of this control system are part of the problem? A search including the words grant, CIA, education, funding and environment yielded many instances of funding from the publicly available CIA database. It seems strange that a dark project group such as the CIA should also be heavily involved in rural life systems?

  1. The Normal Private Forest:

It is an unfortunate reality that most privately owned forest lands are abandoned for anything other than recreation and possibly wildlife habitat use until some significant timber value is identified and a market is located. Once a forest harvest is completed the land is again abandoned for a significant period or until a higher use for the land is found, or some portion of the remaining forest becomes marketable, or the trees grow enough to become worth exploitation again.

  1. Some Parts of The Rural Stability Solution?

The rural component of society has been an easy target for abuse by parties with interests that deviate from the Declaration of Independence, these include bribery, compromization, misinformation… The problem is long standing and may need to be addressed as one would a massive case of fraud. The Supreme Court has stated that fraud vitiates everything.

Part of the remedy for this dysfunctional situation will require that a special economic vehicle be created for use for maintenance of land by those who seek to care for this very long term asset for (and within) rural communities and particularly for those who reside in or near the community where the forest is located – this is the purpose of this paper.

Experience has shown that normal, results-based, short-term, reward systems have not worked in maintaining even some of the capabilities needed for long term “working” forest care. Those involved in (and those who support) such activities are as worthy of a stable income and healthy families as are any other competent group in a free society. The time required for a forest to grow from seedling to a marketable commodity has been a factor used to marginalize the study of that resource. The situation that forests occupy in the spectrum of Earth based ecosystems has also been distorted in ways that have served to limit the involvement of humans in this abundant ecosystem that surrounds them and their communities. The need for such a special economic vehicle for forest care does not appear to be recognized or even to have been tested at an appropriate scale by any public or private program to date.

  1. Appropriate Liquidity:

The “off the WALL” idea of “Appropriate Liquidity” comes from the history of an apparently secret set of actions (the National Economic Stabilization And Recovery Act [NESARA]) that came from the successful court battles by a group of determined farmers and their families who had been defrauded by the Federal Land Bank in the mid 1900s. Their success was supposedly muted by the immediate classification of the act following its signing by President Clinton (while at gun point). There are now several ways to find the details of NESARA so suffice to say that there are going to be many things changed if and when the act is declassified.

One of the ways that things may change is the provision of funding for the many benefactors. “Appropriate Liquidity” is needed for maintaining humanitarian projects that have not been adequately addressed by other aid programs. The parts of the solution that follow are offered as possible humanitarian efforts on the part of new “benefactors” that could be enabled in the NESARA process, but this should not be seen as more than an initial response to such an immense social problem.

  1. A Little More Background:

It is apparent from well researched documentation that the rural areas of NE USA have been purposefully de-stabilized and de-industrialized over the past seventy years and possibly for a much longer period (see the Adaptive Program for Agriculture (APA) – details available here <https://commongoodforestry.wordpress.com/2019/12/30/the-adaptive-program-for-agriculture/&gt;). The forest that covers most undeveloped landscapes in the NEUSA appears static to most observers. That is not necessarily the case! The forest that developed within those areas has been repeatedly used as a commodity base for the local forest industry for centuries. Forest activity has been primarily confined to mining the value of forests wherever there was any value present. Recently the creation of land use regulations, and the APA and similar programs have caused many changes that have discouraged or eliminated the local use of forest products. The mechanization of the harvesting of trees with very expensive fossil fueled equipment will be discussed in detail below.

There still exist many conscientious forest owners, forest operators and foresters who have tried to work within this system to promote the best forest possible given the constraints placed on them by the economic sector. While working within the debt based currency system most have never had access to or personally freed-up enough funding to proactively address the needs and opportunities offered by young trees or the human youths who grew up in these areas. Corporations that did have some insight into the potential of their forests were frequently diverted from caring for the local communities by their mandate to maximize shareholder value. This mandate has pushed the development of mechanized systems and the use of migrant contractors as opposed to development of and stable use of local capabilities.

  1. The Abandoned Forest of Today:

The resulting abandoned forest that has regrown in the last century (while this method of currency creation has been in place) now has a value that is a fraction of what might have been possible if the concerned individuals had been able to understand what needed to be done and had access to the funding, tools and personnel to do the work when needed.

This is particularly true of the early developmental stage of a young forest, the period of the first thirty years of tree formation. Rapid increase in tree size may appear to be an appropriate goal from a conventional economic perspective? However, it may be much more important to make sure that straight, tall and defect free individual stems of useful long lived species are able to emerge from the early period of intense sorting that is normal in young stands of new forest. Following such a sorting period occasional re-visitation of the site with care giving systems may be what is needed as the forest matures.

  1. The Opportunities – forest care and rural community stability:

There emerges a conundrum in the need for local activity in a human time frame in comparison with the long growth period that many tree species can have – how fast does a forest have to grow to provide the base for maintenance of local rural human life. As in teaching children to read, timing is everything. If one has to wait too long for any needed treatment there may be nothing else which may be able to correct the issue. As a result of this past cultural change – the destabilization of rural America, it will take a massive effort to restore a skilled population base in rural towns and to renew the forest growing stock to a condition from which trees of good value-potential can be helped to develop in normal human time scales.

  1. The Entry Point For Appropriate Liquidity:

The people and small groups (families and partnerships or corporations) who have retained any significant forest acreage during this time of change are generally competent economic managers. They have persisted in this long term arena in the face of many obstacles. These individuals may be a first line of possible managers to approach with the funding needed to both educate themselves and their teams and then to actually apply the functions needed to get what they think they know to be tried on the ground over time. The Future Proves the Past. When they find out that there has been a mistake made, the needed change must be possible in an appropriate time frame. Funding may be the major factor in facilitating these changes.

In the long run there are going to have to be major changes in the use of resources and the way we treat our environment, our children and less fortunate portions of society. There appear to be two pathways to accomplish this:

1) Release technologies that allow much of humanity to move freely around and even off planet; and all of humanity to use advanced energy systems to replace dependence on the limited resource base now in place, and / or

2) Remove market control (legal corporate mandates… the main player here may be personal market choice – vote with your money [do not buy from the purveyors that are antithetical to your goals]) from the major corporate sectors that depend on the extractive use of energy for all structural systems and global commerce for wealth creation and control. This may involve paying more for local items than those offered by outsiders! Pricing is a mind control device – get over it. Alternatively, add the capability of the supplier to pay users to include their product in local structures and support systems – as opposed to the user choosing between items that cost them more to use. This can only happen with appropriate liquidity.

The idea that humanity could be effectively involved with forest maintenance will depend on commitments to build ways to fund such activity. The recent deployment of concrete, glass, aluminum, plastic and “large-system-based-reformation-of-organic-materials-with-synthetic-resins” has been marketed in ways that minimize the value and use of local materials in all kinds of infrastructure. The scale required to address any of these macroeconomic systemic parts are beyond most rural community interests or capabilities.

One possibility is to integrate the care of forests into the supply of materials for all phases of human endeavor as part of the process of reversing the above environment-destroying-economically-effective paradigm. Such a program is claimed to be in place in Japan and possibly Great Britain.

  1. What is Needed – Given Appropriate Liquidity:
  2. 00) Establish a Perpetual Source of Funding at the County Level of Government (AND NO HIGHER)
  3. As possible move all control of funding for testing, setup of local systems, long term release of funds and establishment of policies out of the hands of an outside individual. Everything should be handled locally by people with demonstrated allegiance to the land and the locality (some form of recorded land based National personal status as opposed to foreign or higher than County allegiance).
    1. 0) A way to stabilize forest land within the current owner base – to minimize inappropriate urban development or exploitation and re-abandonment:

This may be inappropriate where large blocs of land have been acquired by absentee owners who have not connections to the community(ies) in which the land resides? If so other measures may be needed to peacefully readjust the land distribution?

As a humanitarian project Green Diamond Systems has considered using Appropriate liquidity to pay current owners in several different ways: a) to remove the financial urgency for the conversion of the land to a higher value use; b) to carryout forest management plans that already exist but have never been implemented; c) to pay for the collection and monitoring of data to extend those plans as information is developed in-house regarding what works and what needs to be changed within the plan; and d) to pay for compliance with or the contestation of the many obstacles that the current governing bodies have put in place to control the use of rural land. It takes money to either comply with these restrictions or to contest them effectively. For any of this to work the funds for all parts of the process would have to be reliably available over the long term as needed to meet these challenges – there will be little chance of predicting exactly when and how much will be needed because our environment is changing and the practices that work at one point may not work later.

  1. 1) Creation of new very local forest demonstrations:

Forest demonstrations which are open (for example: picnic areas in long term demonstration areas with well maintained adequate / appropriate signage) to everyone are essential to provide irrefutable evidence of what can be expected on local lands given a particular set [or range] of practices. This kind of information is now very incomplete and subject to manipulation by those with a particular agenda. Such demonstrations can provide guidance for future planning and allocation of liquidity to specific areas to realize the potential of the forest as a value source. There are many different perspectives that must be addressed. Prioritization of those areas that have the broadest possibility for creating as much new value from a common treatment program as possible. This process has become a major area of confrontation in Massachusetts recently.

  1. 2) Redevelop skill sets that were lost during the past fifty years.
  2. This must be a work in progress with ideas collected from a variety of sources.
  3. 3) Establishment of an equipment sharing test group:

Forest activity requires many different kinds of tools and skills. It would be helpful to establish whether it is possible to provide local equipment [with or w/o operators] for the range of actions needed during the life of fast growing trees. Such a group is needed to minimize damage from climate change and the other aspects of past global interactions.

  1. 4) Rebuild local businesses to use the various kinds of materials that can be produced locally throughout the life of a forest.
  2. One group is not going to be able to touch all the parts of the system that will be needed to repair what has been destroyed by the greed of the past.
  3. 5) Provide the funding to allow owners to do the needed work to their forestland:

Forest growth happens at such rates that the owners may never reap any material benefits (in their life time). However, the presence of high value forests can provide continuous employment to local people of handled properly. This has not been the norm because of the various deindustrialization measures over the past century.

  1. 6) Ensure that the funding is sufficient”

Compensation of workers throughout their working life at levels that enable them to keep their families healthy and reduce the potential for domestic violence from lack of support needed for family development is essential in a money based economy.

  1. How can such a broad concept start?

(Suggestions are provided to fit the numbering system above:)

  1. 0) Fund forest maintenance for management plans NOW in place:

MA celebrated the completion of 500,000 acres of forest with management plans in 2019. Most of these plans have never been implemented except to remove value. None of our clients have gotten to the point of understanding the potential of their forest and there has never been any regular funding for successive maintenance treatments or the access needed to facilitate such maintenance. This has resulted in the massive loss of rural jobs and the need for youth to move from rural towns to be able to raise a healthy family. It will take at least $100 million possibly even $500 million to $1 billion per year in Massachusetts to rebuild the rural capability (build stable rural jobs with wages high enough to raise a healthy family) to stabilize forest health and maintain a high level of tree value production over the next 50 years. This should also involve using the products of forests near where they have grown at least in the major value added steps for products that must leave the locality.

  1. 1) A Sound Local Information base:

Combines the first three items above – [this must rise above the one-off style of private research that has dominated the past century].

Each county should have an area of at least 0.1% of the county area in test plots of greater than 5 and preferably 10 acres in extent. So if there is 500,000 acres in a county there should be a total demonstration area of 500 acres that represent the general types of forest that are found in that area and they should be divided into blocks that are more than 10 acres (thus ten blocks minimum). It is quite likely that adjoining counties will share some similarity in species distributions and land capabilities so all of the planning information does not need to come from within an individual county. It is important that there be a local group that is able to gather requisite information, keep the data up to date, and understand how to look at it and share the implications of the insights that are gathered.

As insight is gained into how particular kinds of forest respond to particular treatments, areas will need to be added to be able test the flexibility of the range of forest situations to yield acceptable results. Forests take several decades to generate value even when the trees are growing rapidly. So any testing must be established in blocks that are large enough that the untreated areas can not influence the site conditions enough to materially change the performance of test trees over the life of the test.

As a quick guess about the costs of such a program: (per 100 acres per county)

Normal per acre treatment costs per decade will be between $5,000 to 10,000/acre for ten years= $0.5million to 1 million per 100 acres.

Record gathering may have to be done annually and the record keeping will have to bear the cost of some kind of facility and the expertise to do the jobs appropriately. This may be in the same range as the on the ground work = $0.5million to 1million per 100 acres.

  1. Treatments that ought to be tested:

Stand Establishment:

  • Seeding during cutting done when there is no apparent local seed sources of desired species present.
  • Various demonstration of seed treatment (facilities for seed treatment must be present – $10,000 – 20,000/year in an institution of higher learning).
  • Site preparation techniques need to be demonstrated on a regular basis so that the appropriate technique can be selected as opportunities are presented on local properties.
  • Leaving large seed trees for a period to get a new crop of desired species established
  • Fire use for seed bed preparation
  • Coppice (sprout regeneration encouragement)

Thinning regime choice:

  • Leave undisturbed – old growth versus any timber production consideration or local employment priority
  • Wildlife habitat (WH) priorities – prolonged low vegetation maintenance – early thinning to reduce eventual tree spacing
  • Combined WH and early tree vigor maintenance
  • Commercial Thin on an extended time period ( 30 year cutting as is now being done on most public properties)
  • Thin on various schedules for comparison of volume, value development, timing, cost per acre, creation of employment possibilities or needs within the locality.

Tree value-development maintenance practices:

  • Long term high density as opposed to thinning.
  • Lower tree density (wider tree spacing)

Thinning Timing Strategy:

  • One shot at a particular size of leave tree
  • Multiple entries (value recovery versus no value recovery)
  • Compare presence of intra-species root rot
  • Test control possibilities for root rot control as well as other issues of fungal damage like chestnut blight, nectria canker, strumellla canker, calisiopsis canker…

Form Control – Pruning strategy choice:

  • Single applications
  • Periodic application scheme:
  • Early crotch removal – crop tree choice
  • Regular application for re-pruning of additional length:
  • Ground
  • Climbing (rope, ladder, tree bicycle)
  • External lift 30’
  • External lift to remove crotches
  • External lift to prune to 60 feet
  • Robotic removal of branches and crotches

Notes:

Rural – small town life has been the predominate mode of global human habitation for centuries. Recent actions by global players have damaged (with malice) local economies around the globe that allowed these communities to be stable. The temperate / non-desert portion of the Earth normally supports a forest component that helps stabilize ecosystems in many ways. In order for the productivity of undeveloped rural land [forests primarily] to be counted as a significant part of the resource base of a region much better performance of the forest growing stock may be needed. Normally after the forest has been mined for value several times it may take several generations to restock a site with valuable species of good form. The techniques discussed herein could be part of an effort to shorten the recovery period. Without economic contribution from such undeveloped land the scope of human habitation may be significantly limited.

Currency creation and distribution systems provide an important part of the basis for choices about the strategies for land treatment and therefor the stability and health of families. If the quality of terrestrial human life is important, there are many kinds of rural activities that can be based on care for forests as they develop.

Much has been written and implemented to “conserve” land by groups called land trusts, but the funding that makes such activity possible does not extend to support for the long term actions needed for enhanced forest productivity or the dependable employment of much of the local population. A major component that is missing from current forest based information is local documentation of how the various types of local forest might respond to the range of different levels and kinds of tree care that might be given throughout the life of individual trees.

There are many choices that might be explored. The choice of what series of tests to be applied, the technologies to be used and the way to decide what equipment to hire and what to own privately or share cooperatively will require much thought and planning.

The records of what is decided to be done and how the applications will change over time and then what actually got done is a very important part of figuring out what level of liquidity is needed in a particular area / county.

Recent attempts to involve others in long term tests has not gone well without any outside funding while still in a debt based financial system. It may be very difficult to keep value testing on track. The ownership of outcomes may have to be explored to subvert short sighted theft of high value products by local people who do not (or feel that they will not) share in the value outcome of long term strategies. Recent conversations with managers of large absentee landholdings have illustrated the difficulty of getting such cooperation.

In the early 60’s two sets of very detailed tests were setup in the forest of the Quabbin Reservoir in New Salem, Massachusetts by Fred Hunt, the manager of that forest and a Ph.D. student at UMASS. The tests consisted of three levels of pine thinning based on trees measured in three tenth acre blocks of treated trees surrounded by a perimeter of similar width of similarly treated vegetation. The area of similar forest condition was limited so the tests were closely packed together by joining all the tests in a row of similar structure but different treatments. These tests have been followed by several observers. The trees are now 50 years older and it appears that the treatments were so close to one another that the roots of trees from adjacent treatments have been able to invade adjoining test blocks and change the soil conditions to the point that there is little real long term performance information that can be gleaned from further analysis of the current tree condition. However, some general observations can be drawn that may clarify how important it is that the blocks chosen for such study must be large enough that there is no possibility for such obfuscation to occur during the expected life of the test.

One special observation that was made after nearly 60 years from the study begun in Massachusetts to review the possible response to thinning of white pine comes from observing the development of unthinned plots where initially vigorous trees eventually out performed trees chosen for good form and or species (crop trees as opposed to weed trees). Often these potential crop trees were both smaller and straighter than the faster growing poorly formed neighbors. If such a population is left untended for any significant period (5 – 15 years) these vigorous trees will crowd out crop trees in all cases.

Natural forests are places of high competitive stress and trees that fall behind the tallest trees will rarely survive without the removal of taller competitors before the smaller neighbors lose too much foliage. This happens normally unless these smaller trees are well equipped genetically and structurally to emerge from below the tallest cohort of overstory trees. It appears that the rapid climate changes of the past few decades may have changed such emergent capabilities that had been common in the past.

The Massachusetts test blocks showed that white pine in that area was not able to sort out trees that could emerge from a period of high competition. In the period of observation all treatments appeared to leave a stand that was colonized by initially vigorous trees. All stands have become so dense that even the largest trees have begun to decline, get blown over or fall apart in other ways. As the overstory vigor declined in all treatments the stands appear to be converting to another more drought and shade tolerant species group as the overstory dies.

  1. Implications for funding of the reconstruction of a rural society:

Combines all the other elements

There appear to be several key elements?

Individual ownership in the program of capability development as well as a way to participate in the outcome of their efforts.

Guarantees of availability of funding for needed activity and the presence of both jobs and income to allow successful family maintenance.

Development of local markets for upgrading the products produced.

  1. The Background of the Problem:
    1. An Overview:
  2. During the pre-colonial 500+ years the NE US forest had grown with little prior attention other than the occasional burning by native Americans for creating wildlife habitat and clearing for periodic crop production. The recent past (200+ years) was a time when forests were either removed for agriculture or systematically and repeatedly mined for any kind of value to supply whatever industry or market could be found for whatever was present as time passed.
  3. The latest change from a variety of local markets to an almost export only market, particularly in the more southern urbanized (but still with rural character) portion of the region, was accompanied by the development and use of large oil powered harvesting systems that were financed with debt based loans from institutions largely outside the region. So in the last several decades the private NE US forest has been treated as a third world resource base by foreign users – THE FOREST HAS BEEN LEGALLY MINED.
  4. The financial sector is now using the operators of forest harvesting equipment as miners of forest value. This results because most of the interest money (paid to finance the equipment) is never returned for use within the region. The interest and the principle is now paid to outsiders in the same fashion that gold miners worked with a little money to develop their claim then when the lode was played out they took whatever they had saved and moved on never to return again.
  5. Current forest harvesting systems require so much volume or value to justify the movement of the equipment that it is extremely unlikely that the same equipment or members of the crew will return to the harvested area within their lifetime. Certainly there will not be any further involvement of that crew and equipment again soon after the cutting was completed. Often the five years after a heavy cutting is a time in which a new forest may be being started. During that time competition becomes intense very quickly, and vigorous trees dominate all others regardless of species, initial or potential quality or presence of conditions that will guarantee eventual success and value production.

As things are playing out beyond the first half of 2020, it is becoming clear that there has been a long term agenda (developed by those who have garnered the access to the creation and control of all kinds of liquidity) that is antithetical to small scale rural sustainability (although there has been much propaganda touting new programs). As of this update there are so many things happening apparently behind the scenes that any attempt at explaining the current situation is sheer speculation (this is necessitated because of the need for secrecy as sources of evil are removed, an example of which is the current Epstine/Maxwell court papers released from the Maxwell trial).

This video connects some of the many parts that have led to the conditions we now face – IT IS A MUST VIEW – but it is not complete so there is more to come and it appears that the details may be gruesome:

https://youtu.be/KIzBS79RbLQ (censored as of 12/5/2020) Original US Constitution, Act of 1871 and how it was weaponized for US Inc., Vatican, Queen and New World Order; takedown of the Global Elite economic system; the entire US military was now active including the Reserves, especially in California and New York; Now Trump had control of China and their takeover of the US.; How the Cabal and Chinese planned to rule the world through vaccinations, satellites and artificial intelligence.” Link and summary found on Operation Disclosure, June 19, 2020. <https://operationdisclosure1.blogspot.com/2020/06/restored-republic-via-gcr-as-of-june-19.html>

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Prior to the two world wars of the past century small scale rural life was what constituted the normal human existence globally, although the pattern of wealth acquisition and control had been set long before as journey-men were replaced with more mechanized approaches. There are several evolving sources of this connectivity of money and power to the connection to and control of ideas that work

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAcL—JJUyk&feature=youtu.be> (this can also be found at <https://aim4truth.org/2020/05/30/cat-report-415/> as part of a much larger post)

and to the techniques of coersion and compromizaion.

<https://phibetaiota.net/2020/05/pedophilia-empire-chapter-35-belgium-when-the-king-prime-minister-and-elite-pedophiles-get-caught-red-handed/#more-152625>

This is not a Luddite argument rather it is a call for discussion and research into the purpose of life on Earth? Unless there are technologies that will soon be released that free humans from the risks of high population density – seen mainly in urban areas (as well as the horrors of the current human trafficking system), the need for sustainable solutions will remain. For the Earth bound population opportunities that encourage people to move from urban centers may be needed (as opposed to mass population reduction)? It appears that this migration has already begun as youths seek more connection with the earth.

The techniques for manipulation of the collective human mind, mentioned in the researches done by Americans for Innovation, include many parts that all relate to composition and control of the Earth bound human population. Several of these areas stand out with special relevance to rural stability. They are 1) information control – through the media, removal of sovereignty through compromization of those who seek power, control of currency creation and control of innovation.

Control of currency has been used to consolidate power for the benefit of specific segments of the human (or less than human) population or to carry out a more draconian agenda. The background for this comment has been developed by many observers. The work of some of these researchers has been discussed or linked on Common Good Dialogue over the past few years. This paper is offered to explore how the application of techniques to control currencies have been used to carry out the above agenda and then to provide a preliminary discussion of some possible actions that could be taken to correct or ameliorate those past efforts with particular focus on forests, rural communities, and the creation of steady employment for rural residents close to home.

The actions described below are not the subject of a naive wish list. These measures will only be possible as the result of the removal of the current controls imposed by a global psychopathic network formed by those who set out to control us all. We are at war with those who now are in control. These actions can only come about because there have developed local people who are dedicated to the maintenance of their sustainable environment , and who have learned enough to regain control of their own potential – they must realize that they are creators.

People have been moving from small farms and rural villages to cities for the past century. In the urban  environment they have to buy most if not all of their sustenance from what has become a largely corporate system of distribution. In such a situation they are easily put into a position where they can be controlled.

The global lock down of the first half of 2020 is a demonstration of just how easily that can be done in any urban area. The advent of pervasive surveillance with the internet of things [5g phones that are being rolled out as of the end of May, 2020] may make such control possible wherever you are but having the personnel to do the policing is less problematic in high population centers than in a widely scattered setting. William Binney, former NSA chief data analyst, has discussed the availability of information (he says whatever is needed is all there) and the current failure to use it to address important issues, <https://phibetaiota.net/2020/05/unrig-video-1559-bill-binney-with-michelle-holiday-on-how-president-trump-can-use-nsa-against-seditionists-and-wall-street/> is something that all of us need to consider when we communicate with those who supposedly represent us.

Paradise, CA may be a demonstration of the kind of techniques that may be used for control and intimidation. If that is the case such techniques may be used anywhere given the access to the power and technology that may have been used in that area.

In a May 15th, 2020 article Joseph Farrell had this to say about the Paradise fires:

“(5) The California fires: much has been written about these and the highly anomalous nature of the damage manifest – trees and shrubs unburned right next to buildings that have been leveled. Much has also been noticed about the placement of those fires, how they seem to follow high speed rail route projections, or real estate wanted by Silicon Valley, and so on.”


It is imperative that you do your own research.

The current situation for much of the native rural population is such that in many rural areas residents are unable to earn enough to support a family without an urban oriented job or some dependence on outsiders to bring funds into their area via unsustainable pursuits like recreation. (Of course the recent plandemic may have made such situations even more difficult, but it appears that this outcome was the goal of those imposing the current controls in the first place.)

  1. A Program of Forest Investment to Begin to Reverse the Current Adaptive Program for Agriculture

Green Diamond Systems and its former incorporated entity, Green Diamond Forestry Service, Inc. have held over 1500 acres of land and participated in the management of larger parcels throughout New England and New York State for the past 50 plus years.

Our experience has been that the various burdens placed on land owners result in an economic “toss up” leaving only the land value as an equity position for the land owner. So if the experimental measures mentioned above are to happen the land where these tests are done must be approached in a way that guarantees that there can be no urgency for the conversion of land use due to financial burdens for the duration of the tests.

As positive aspects of the forest treatment are developed and the skill base that has been built around these test areas matures another possibility may develop with those rural residents who want to be able to become land owners. The outcomes from all phases will depend on the availability of funding and the various competing factors that come from the outside sectors, just as the Adaptive Program for Agriculture was an outside influence that was well developed and expertly implemented to reach the goal of rural destabilization; a new Rural Stabilization Program may be needed with the same capability of administration of the past.

There may be large blocks of forest that may be acquired to provide the base for the long term testing. Of course, this assumes that there will be sufficient funding to acquire some major parcels and not have to subdivide the parcels to continue to do the work planned for the ensuing decades. One possibility may be to sell / grant the excess portions of purchased parcels not needed for the continued testing and demonstrations to the youth of the locality who have helped with maintenance.

Our experience indicates that there will be enough work for one person to be fully occupied on about 100 acres with the variety of activities needed to manifest the potential of the land for tree production. In order for this level of ownership to work the owner must not have to own any quantity of very expensive equipment, however, access to specialized equipment may be essential for good value production. Similarly, there are many aspects of land management that will necessitate more than one person in order to allow the work to be done safely or well. For instance the current technology for tree pruning can elevate a person to heights of over 70 feet on crawler mounted high lift machinery. Use of such equipment requires that there be at least two people to make sure that everything works safely. It may be that on some parcels there will be areas where various percentages of the whole property must be treated repeatedly to get trees to be branch free for over 30 to 60 feet tall. This kind of activity will have no revenue generated and there will be costs associated with both the labor and the machinery use.

Recent studies at the Green Diamond Systems headquarters show that crotches are one of the most damaging kinds of form defects. Only dead branch retention is a more common problem for production of defect free wood. The formation of a crotch can happen at any time in the life of a tree and if not eliminated within a few years of initiation a crotch may render the portion of the stem above the crotch of negligible value and will frequently become a major cause for whole tree premature failure. Soft woods are particularly susceptible to this defect because nearly vertical crotches are common and nearly impossible for the tree to provide enough strength around the crotch to resist the forces of overloading and high winds. It is therefore essential for affected trees to either be treated early to remove the joint or for the tree to be removed in the next thinning.

It is difficult to anticipate the levels of expenditure required to carry out the variety of special activities that are not even considered to be worth the effort at this point.

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A Readable Copy of the Declaration of Independence

From the Weekly Summary by Judicial Watch on July 4, 2020:

Happy Independence Day!

As our nation faces a communist insurrection that is targeting our history and founding, it is more important than ever that we remind ourselves of the glorious revolution for liberty behind our nation’s founding. The Left is the enemy of history and memory and hates our nation’s founding principles. To that end, to celebrate Independence Day, here is the Declaration of Independence in full: In Congress, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them. He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only. He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures. He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people. He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within. He has endeavored to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands. He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers. He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries. He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance. He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power. He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation: For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us: For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States: For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world: For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury: For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies: For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments: For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever. He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us. He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation. He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands. He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions. In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends. We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” It is amazing to me that there are so many parallels with our current situation and the continuing presence of the British and Papal controls that are so clearly illustrated in this ~300 year old document.

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Vital Information that you may have missed:

Comment on climate outcomes

As we are seeing throughout our society today those with money and connections-there-to are the ones who are labeled experts. It appears that this may happen because they have been appropriately “compromised” before they were fully connected to the funds. It has been claimed that easily compromised personalities are screened-for through the educational system and those with “appropriate” profiles are fast tracked into paths that move them to positions of power. These claims come from the legal and financial sectors as well as other more esoteric venues. Along the way those seeking powerful status are offered various forms of activity that if exposed to the general public would remove all trust in them (the recent arrest of G. Maxwell is an example of one such vector).

Climate “experts” seem to be similarly compromised if not rich? Ben Davidson at Suspicious Observers (dot) org (SO) has shown that these climate experts have missed the real driver of climate by failing to (honestly) solve this simple equation:

Climate Effects=Natural Effects + Human Effects

This is not complicated! If Natural Effects are stable and Climate Effects can be shown to be increasing then the only alternative must be that Human Effects are responsible for the change. Misinformation about the stability or source of Natural Effects is one way to push the narrative – this appears to have been done and it is very difficult for those outside the official sources to have any impact on the discussion. Each one must try to vet the quality of information that they trust because there is no reliable way to address these very contentious issues without a massive information base to show the presence of such inappropriate use of control of group thought.

In the modeling of climate mid and low level researchers (just as with their financial compatriots) try to use their models to reflect reality as if the models were built and promoted with full reliability. However, it appears that the construction of the base models has been done with less than adequate testing of assumptions (if not actual falsification of the facts used to build the model). Davidson points out that there are many NATURAL potential warming agents (solar and galactic and beyond) that are very powerful and variable and that slow progressive atmospheric heating (as opposed to high intensity impacts of CMEs etc.) may be due to atmospheric “toaster like” resistance “think low intensity lightening-like discharges” which are mitigated or enhanced by the strength of the magnetic polar shields.

These polar magnetic shields are now decreasing at an alarming rate such that low strength coronal mass ejections (CME) may now have significant impact to our electrically based culture.

The CME of 1859, which was picked up by the antenna like global telegraph system was strong enough to disrupt global communications. Davidson shows that such CME release happens quite frequently and the impact in eastern Canada of a recent, much weaker CME, should be a warning that there are no operable alternatives to electricity based systems today. (We (our family personally as well as many others) may be without water if remote power is unavailable and our generator or the motor to our deep well pump are dysfunctional – burned out from a power surge……)

The climate is heavily influenced by the range of natural drivers and Earth is becoming less protected from the power of these phenomena. The SO website has illustrated this vulnerability in many videos.

We (humanity as a whole) appear to be here to be what we-can-be while the energy systems of the cosmos permit it and when there is a “need” for change it will happen and we will have to deal with the effects as we can. 

Deep underground bases such as Camp David and many others may give some protection? The real question is what the outcome of such events may be for the majority of humanity? It may not be for us to know?

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Important Information for Everyone

The following is a short description of what is happening in 2020, Why, and What should be done. It was prepared by a group called Prepare for Change.net. They have asked that it be distributed to community leaders everywhere:

Community Leaders Brief


Dear Community Leader,
You have been given this brief to help you understand what is happening now regarding the closure of the banking system. We hope you will help maintain the calm and peace of your community during this short period of change. We encourage you to support those in positions of responsibility to help maintain the status quo in regard to the vital necessities of your local community.


We expect that food, water, electricity, internet, gasoline, transportation and phone service will not be disrupted during this banking system changeover. Furthermore, this community leader brief has been created to help you understand what is now transpiring around the world. The people giving you this brief are part of a worldwide network that is dedicated to a peaceful transition to a transparent, worldwide financial system.

Table of Contents

  1. Who do we represent and who is behind this process?
  2. What is happening and why are the banks closed?
  3. Your vital role in this process
  4. Important suggestions to maintain peace for a harmonious change
  5. How did we know this is happening now?
  6. Why is this happening?
  7. Evidence to be presented to the public
  8. Time to act
  9. Powerful leaders will fall
  10. Your right to question the truth of this brief is noted
  11. In conclusion

Who do we represent and who is behind this process?


Our group comprises intelligent, aware individuals from all segments of society. We are
dedicated to nonviolent change. We have been made aware of what is happening by key individuals in the world’s secret service organizations and various military. Top ranking members of the world’s political infrastructure support these lawful enforcements. These honest patriots in the CIA, NSA, FBI, military, sheriff and police forces have counterparts around the world involved in a simultaneous sweep of financial criminals.


To summarize, there are large international multijurisdictional task forces who have uncovered large-scale corruption in the financial and political arenas and are now taking lawful actions to end this criminal behavior. Certain leaders of regional and national law enforcement agencies and police forces are aware of what is now taking place as well. We anticipate military presence to be deployed in the cities to help maintain the peace. We anticipate broadcasts over the emergency broadcast network very soon to explain the situation, if they have not begun by the time you have received this document.

What is happening and why are the banks closed?

What is happening now is a necessary financial reset of the global central banking system. Unfortunately, this necessitates the closing of every computer tied into the central banks. This will leave the entire planet without access to cash, ATM machines, credit cards or stock markets. There will be no currency available other than what is already in circulation for a maximum time of possibly 2 weeks. The intent and plans of these lawful agencies in charge are hoping for is a best-case scenario of 3-5 days for the banking system to be offline. However, with so many variables at play, the exact time it will take to affect this changeover in reality is, at present, unknown. This lack of money amongst the world’s populace clearly may create some hardships in various locations. Some may panic due to no access to their money through normal channels.

Your vital role in this process

Our contact with you and your leadership is vital, in order to maintain open and honest
communication with those in your community, and with those community leaders who may not know what is happening, or who may not receive this brief soon enough. One of the most important actions we will ask you to do is monitor those local police forces that are unaware of what is happening. They may see the public’s confusion and mistake this natural reaction as hostile or potentially violent. We ask that, above all, the police forces remain vigilant, proactive and refrain from violence.


Important suggestions to maintain peace for a harmonious change


We ask that water districts and food banks and local community groups be encouraged to serve the populace if the bank closures result in long-lasting disruptions to any of the following:
transportation, food, water, electrical grid, cell phone towers, internet, television, emergency services, hospitals and any other vital networks.

How did we know this is happening now?


Our group has been contacted and we have been asked to act as an informational network and infrastructure to support you in your appointed tasks, whatever they may be. If you are a mayor or a water district manager or the community’s liaison to the power companies, we hope you will maintain your responsibilities and keep services operating while the banks are closed.


We further ask that you provide these necessities to those in need by way of your local
community infrastructure, such as a soup kitchen on school grounds, or distribution of clean drinking water.

We ask that hospitals and emergency services be given priority and support to
protect the aged and sick.

Why is this happening?


Unfortunately there has been criminal malfeasance within the world banking systems including the Federal Reserve for many years. The individuals in charge have corrupted many aspects of the world’s political infrastructure. Greed and lust for power have thwarted the democratic process and harmed our world’s ecosystems and created horrendous societal problems.

Evidence to be presented to the public


Evidence is now held that indicates a system of financial fraud and corruption. This has resulted in the institutionalized theft of much of the world’s hard earned money. This corruption is now ending. The evidence, the serving of indictments, and the arrests of those responsible have now begun. The individuals involved in this conspiracy are very powerful and politically connected criminals. They have been repeatedly warned to follow the laws of their respective countries but some of them have refused.

Time to act


This refusal to comply with the law has now forced closure of the central banks, which is now affecting the entire world banking systems. Radical action is required to enforce the law. Enforcement is being implemented by a coordinated police force around the globe. The reason this has not been done by alerting the populace beforehand is because the criminals in charge control the world media and have established censors worldwide. A policeman does not tell a criminal he is going to be arrested or he will flee.


Powerful leaders will fall


The banking-racketeering operation has included some very powerful public figures. When the dust settles, their identities will probably shock many people. What we are describing is not a military coup or anything negative. The way is being cleared for a more honest system of governance, which will find worldwide support as the truth is revealed to the public in the weeks to come.


Your right to question the truth of this brief is noted

You may not be aware of or agree with the information that is being presented here, but we ask you to consider that this brief was created on September 29, 2013. Knowing the date of this brief should help you understand that what is now taking place has been known by us for some time.


We reiterate that this is not a military coup and there is no reason for panic or fear.
Believe us or not, but please work efficiently to facilitate calm and peace within your
communities.

In conclusion


We ask you to keep an open mind to the information in this document. Know we are supporting you in your position of responsibility and power, as you are a leader of your community. Know that this transition is intended to be for only a short time.
You will be asked to think locally and to not wait for federal instructions as certain
communication channels may be disrupted.

Please study this document and, if possible, talk candidly to the people who brought this brief to your attention. They may have wisdom and can clarify what is happening. They may share ideas that may benefit you and your community.

We also have a website, prepareforchange.net, where you may find links to articles as well as evidence that what we are saying has been in process for quite some time.
We encourage you to educate yourself via these links. If the internet remains open during the bank closures, the information at prepareforchange.net will help you understand more.


If the internet is down, please contact those who brought you this document.

Respectfully submitted,
Those of us at:
Prepare For Change.net

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2nd Section of Chapter 3 – Forest Economics

Forest Value Production:

Tree based value production may be enhanced with appropriate attention at many different times during the long life of the trees. Different skills and types of equipment may be needed at each stage of care.

This care has been made almost impossible by the financial policies that are administered by the global central banking systems. These policies have created a lack of funding except for the use of borrowed money (private money for public use) for a short term investment. The payment of interest on such borrowing must begin immediately and be kept current or risk the loan becoming a non-performing loan. So money for a forest investment typically comes from outside income sources often based primarily on the resale value of the land.

Unfortunately, there is no liquidity in a tree investment until the tree is harvested, if it can not be harvested economically there is no financial return on the invested funds.

Income is normally only generated by the sale of a product when a tree is cut. Large land investors frequently look for ways to turn the land investment over in less than 20 years. There are few tree crops other than Christmas trees, and fruit or nut crops that provide meaningful returns in that time period. So such groups generally do not invest in long term productivity, and mine whatever value can be removed during the time they own the property. Managers of very large tracts seem unable to come up with systems that protect such areas even from the theft of trees of high value to say nothing of their ability to modify the outcome of natural tree growth.

The many non-monetized outcomes from having a forest present are reaped as societal benefits while charging forest owners for the right to be “stewards”.

Is it any wonder why forest mining is the only game in town.

Coping with the changes that result from harvesting a crop of trees may be very difficult for some people – this is a social cost. Cutting of trees may be seen as being much different from cutting a field of 10’ tall corn each year.

There is much more to say about these issues.

Forest Growth and Development:

Forests naturally develop as an opportunistic cover that uses the rock structure, moisture regime, and soil presence or absence to the advantage of the species best suited to survive the most damaging environmental stresses that may occur.

Trees differ from other plants in their control of mechanisms within the tree that cause the development of support systems to maintain a strong central stem for decades or even several centuries. It appears that there is a communication net between these organisms that fosters the ability to cope with approaching predators and invasive “elements”, other plants, pathogens, insects and/or animals from distant sources.

From a management point of view having a strong understory of desirable species allows the owner a variety of choices that include, continuing to grow the big trees, or to cut some or all of the large trees and grow the smaller trees or starting over after a messy logging job.

Waiting too long to act (freeing up a crop of small trees) will generally set the management opportunities back several decades – until another crop of small trees can be established.

The goals of a tree

The main “goal” of a tree is to survive long enough to be able to reproduce. To accomplish these two goals each tree controls the use of resources (sugar and other products of photosynthesis and metabolism) that can be spent for various functions.

There are two very important functions that are uniquely controlled to produce a tree form: HEIGHT GROWTH, and DIAMETER GROWTH. (More detailed material about forest dynamics can be found at the Forest Management Tools page in the Common Good Forestry website – <commongoodforestry.com>.) It is important to know that there are opportunities for enhancing both functions. If time is tight pass these areas, but don’t forget that they exist and are important to understand.

Height Growth:

Height growth is a very big problem for a tree! A tree spends a small amount of energy to form buds that result in elongated stems or branches. These buds, depending on their location, may become either oblique or horizontal branches that quickly slow in extension growth, or they may grow into a vertical extension of the main stem, the leader.

Main Stem:

The main stem is generally a nearly vertical structure that forms the long-lived portion of a tree. The vertical shape lessens the need for immediate support of extensions to that portion of the stem. Think about holding any heavy object at arms length horizontally as opposed to vertically – trying it is really helpful in understanding what is going on inside a growing tree.

Later as upper sections are added much more wood may be needed to keep that part in a vertical alignment; these additions are under very careful control – they are strategic allocations of resources within a tree. Any deviation of this vertical shape eventually presents major load additions that can either be borne or will change or destroy the shape of the tree. The amount of wood needed for support of upper additions depends on the eventual exposure of the tree to loading. Dense forests tend to hold each other up.

Tall “skinny” stems are common in dense stands. Open grown trees have a stem shape that is much more conical because of the increased need for basal support as the tree grows in height. Very tall trees are very vulnerable to excessive loading. Thinning a dense stand of tall trees is likely to result in the thinned portion of the stand being damaged or unable to recover from the exposure to wind loads and other stressors.


Branches:

Branches can take on a variety of shapes, ranging from almost vertical, to “s” shaped, horizontal or drooping, but in a natural forest most branches are eventually shed as the tree grows taller and the crown of the tree shades them out or side competition by neighbors abrades the tips and leaves or needles of lateral branches so that they eventually run out of sugar producing foliage and die and fall off.

The out-of-vertical displacement of new growth of most buds changes the loading of all parts of that new growth to form a branch as opposed to a vertical stem; until such growth is tilted it has the possibility of competing to become a main stem. Small angular displacement of a new shoot adds a significant requirement for additional material to support the branch. If there are not enough resources the branch could just droop as weight is added from foliage production and other loading.

Branches must get the sugars needed for wood production (support) from their own foliage. Only the top of the tree can call for / capture sugars from lower areas of the tree.

Stability:

A single central stem maintained by the tree may be stronger than any other shape. However, there are many reasons why more than one bud or several branches may grow in a nearly vertical direction and become part of the upper canopy of the tree. Multiple vertical stems result in the formation of a crotch (a very weak form) with two or more trunks. The death of the terminal bud or all of or a portion of the previous year’s main leader (top of the trunk of the tree) may result in the up turning of two or more side branches, resulting in multiple stems, as well. Multiple tops may result if the top of this yellow poplar is damaged. A stem with many vertical side branches or a close vertical crotch could develop on this tree it is too early to predict. It is clear that there is still a strong central leader that may still be able to form the central part of the tree form. A heavy ice storm may bend the outer limbs away from the center of the tree, a situation from which it will be very difficult for the outer limb (branch) to recover .

Over time a crotch may cause the development of a vertical crack that progressively divides the main stem below the crotch. One side may eventually break off, if that happens the other side(s) will be much weaker and the whole tree may soon fall apart, as shown in the dead pine stem. These out-of-vertical shapes are often very attractive – it is important to remember they cost the tree a lot to maintain and frequently provide little monetary value above the crotch (assuming the tree is harvested before the crotch breaks off).

Energetics and Survival:

Bud related energy use is under close control because the vertical elongation will require much more investment as additional segments are produced. Different species of trees accomplish this control in different ways. The various strategies for production and control of invested resources result in the characteristic shapes of each species, but the impact of vertical growth is similar in any tree.

Height growth for trees is the last function to shut down before the tree dies. (This is an optimistic statement – if an individual tree can successfully grow through layers of competing vegetation, it may be able to then develop enough foliar surface to build the strength to survive and strengthen itself to survive future threats.)

Diameter Growth:

A tree must provide support for the stem or it will fall over when presented with heavy loads from winds, snow and/or ice (especially accompanied by winds). This support is developed through mechanisms that sense where the tree is weakest during the growing season and allocate sugars for the formation of additional cells that become strong wood in that area of the living parts of the tree. If the resources are not available the weak area will remain weak and may be a point of structural failure during future loading events. Different sensors respond to wounds to provide the compartmentalization of the wounded area and coverage with new wood and bark over time. Different trees have more or less capability to deal with healing after wounding.

Opportunities for Growth Modification:

Young trees offer more opportunities for stem improvement and growth maintenance than do trees more than 30 years old, older trees are much taller than their younger cousins. As a tree increases in size enormous amounts of water must be provided to keep all systems supplied with resources. Thinning a tall stand creates many unforeseen problems. The increased space between trees exposes much of the stem and crowns of the trees that are left to light, wind and temperatures that these tree parts may not be accustomed to handling. New wind loads are always apart of any thinning.

Owner response to change

Experience is a very costly teacher. An old saying is that a forest is best treated “early, light(ly) and often”. Such careful treatment is out of the economic reach for most forest owners at this point.

THIS IS A CRUCIAL POINT THAT HAS BEEN FORCEFULLY BROUGHT HOME TO ME AFTER MANY UNAPPRECIATED ATTEMPTS TO SHOW THOSE WHO CONTROL FUNDING SOURCES THE INCREDIBLE RANGE OF PERFORMANCE THAT IS POSSIBLE WITH APPROPRIATE SKILLS, TOOLS, AND INFORMATION.

THERE ARE THREE COMPONENTS, SKILLS, TOOLS, AND INFORMATION, WHICH ARE BASICALLY DEPENDENT ON THE CULTURE OF THE AREA AND THE FUNDING THAT IS AVAILABLE TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL PARTS ARE PRESENT WHENEVER THEY ARE NEEDED.

Opportunities for Stem Quality Modification and Maintenance: ***Pruning and lack***

There is much to be discussed about the possibility of stem form control, the value of it. how it can be done, what it will take to be able to recognize value from such activity, and who should receive that value.

Various species have specific needs for treatment at widely different times during the development of an individual tree. Early form control of the initial main stem builds the base for future value. Making sure that any stem develops the characteristics that can have value in the future is a gamble on how the wood can and may be processed. At the present time veneer production for some species is the highest value possibility.

Understanding the energetic possibilities that may develop within the human community is essential to making good decisions in this area (for many reasons).

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Forest Economics – Chapter 3

This is the third installment of an ongoing discussion that may change over time. Each installment will be added to the main document: “A Forester’s Corner on the World”. Your comments may influence what is included in each section. So if there is something that is in error or needs to be more fully described let me know.

Forest Economics:

It is easy for the owner of a small to medium sized forest to be seen as a third or fourth world occupant / producer because trees are basically a raw material or non-monetized asset. In either case there is generally little involvement of the owner in the ultimate use of the tree as it is consumed. There are few value added opportunities for normal landowners to participate in and thus they must shop around for the best price offered when it is time for value recovery – a timber sale. Most timber sales are better characterized as forest mining, especially in this time of high cost mechanization, because the group that buys the timber will very likely never return to the property after the timber is removed and no one from the buying group were involved in helping it grow to maturity. Very special efforts must be taken to monetize any of the other value sources.

This stands in stark contrast to the way forests were used and cared for before WWII as shown in the Harvard Forest Diorama pictures of forest thinnings:

HF_2008_Diorama11FirstThinningInAHardwoodStand_JG


Illustration
1: Harvard Forest Diorama – First Thinning

Removal of small diameter poles for firewood which
was cut by hand, pulled by horse team, re-cut and
piled
in 4’ lengths by the road to season and be taken to the farm or
town for heating or other local use.

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Illustration 2: Harvard Forest Diorama – Improvement Cut

This improvement cut is being done to remove larger trees of poor quality,
species or form for firewood, local use for products from buttons to
bottle tops or cane or pail handles, or for making paper. Depending
on the use the wood may be grouped by species and quality to meet
market requirements.

 

Forest value comes in several different forms:

Many of the non-monetized values are landscape based and occur just because the forest is where it is. Most of the people who harvest this value (everyone) have little knowledge about the makeup of the
forest or even recognize that the land is owned by someone (or possibly should be as opposed to the
government?) who actually pays for the right to care for the land. These non-monetized values occur as clean water, cool clean re-oxygenated air, stable soils, a distant view, habitat for birds and other wildlife, hunting and or fishing areas, trail or rural road sites and many others.

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Illustration 3: Knights’ Pond – The Springfield Water Company (Photo by Paul Chandler)

This photograph shows Knights Pond in the fall of 2019. This pond is a reservoir for the Springfield Water Company. The water collected is from parcels of many different owners with no value returned to the owners for the water received. The land beyond that controlled by the water company was sold to the town at development prices as a “conservation area”. In this location conservation means that there will be little or no human involvement beyond trail use and hunting. What happens to the forest is of little concern as long as it looks like a forest. In this case there was no way that the production potential
of the forest could compete with the price paid for this special use. 

These values are not inconsequential, however, their promotion to the level of importance they have today has both eliminated the long term value production within the town (assuming that the forest grows more low grade material than its potential could make possible) and removes the land base from the potential educational area for involving young people in local use material production. Of course, such use is marginalized or eliminated by the global reduction of the cost of energy and other products which makes it unlikely that anyone could afford to pay for work to make such “unnecessary products”. More about how this fits together with the Pilgrims Society agenda in later sections.

Monetized Forest Income:

The sources of income to a forest owner can only come from some form of transaction where exchangeable value is transferred. This kind of transfer could be barter for other services, rental for some specific use of the property, and or payment for a product that grew on the property. If there is a rental opportunity that requires the removal of the forest cover such as providing space for a solar power installation, that portion of the area ceases to be a forest for the period of active occupation. The removal of value as products that grew there can have many impacts that will be discussed later. This portion of this discussion will look more closely at the value of tree growth in the absence of other payment options.

A Brief Aside:

Everything that is presented here in an “aside box” is here as “information” only, it may not have come from my personal expertise or experience. This information must be researched carefully by the reader before carrying it forward as “fact”. If links are provided they are there because they include areas that I have researched and expect to be real / trustworthy with some certainty.

These issues relate to forestry in many important ways (many that have never been covered in this realm in my opinion). After reading the following the most important question to be answered may be: “Is there any point in trying to think about long term
economics in light of the destruction and dysfunction that is still the norm on this planet? Should such a discussion wait until this period of perversion is brought to an end (and if we are near such an end point, what can we do to help the needed changes to happen)?”

The question(s) above is/are posed because the possibility of “proactivity” in resource management has been so firmly curtailed by economics and regulations that those who care about any kind of sustainability must ask about (and become familiar with) how we got here and what is the actual agenda. There are many possible loose ends that need to be tied together. Some of them are listed here and others will come out in future chapters.

There are well researched revelations about the Senior Executive Service by American Intelligence Media, and at <abeldanger.org> where details have been collected by Field
McConnell whose sister, Kristine Marcy, supposedly was instrumental in forming such an entity during the Carter administration. There are several pages of detailed discussion of Kristine Marcy and other’s role
s in the current dysfunction of our government available at the link above. NOTE: Field McConnell is still in jail after a hearing on Dec. 2, 2019 regarding his extradition to Florida where he had made complaints about human trafficking. This material is so bizarre that if it were not for the publicity surrounding Jeffery Epstein it would surely suggest that one was a resident of the lunatic fringe. Depending on what you choose to listen to you may
still be of that opinion – as a veteran I have supported your right to have opinions hopefully we can work from the same facts? 

It is my impression that most of the environmental regulations in place today are half
truths or less. One must come to one’s own opinion about what the agenda could be for such treasonous action if in fact that is the case! In depth study of the pluses and minuses of the current situation is crucial to the future of our country!

The Clean Water Act, The Clean Air Act, The Endangered Species Act all were put in
place after the assassination of
President John F. Kennedy and the establishment of powerful figures associated with agendas that conflict with self governance of a self sustaining population. These Federal codes (which resemble the agenda of the Adaptive Program for Agriculture) seem to be in place to be implemented by a power structure that appears to be governed by executives who may be associated with the Senior Executive Service (SES), if not by them specifically, I have no real information regarding the control structure so tread carefully. For more detail about the Adaptive Program for Agriculture see https://commongoodforestry.wordpress.com/2019/12/30/the-adaptive-program-for-agriculture/

There are additional links provided in that site for a more complete discussion of the CED as well as more information about these topics.

The recent series of legal and financial system events seem to be well described
by several different sources – unfortunately these sources seem to be unaware of the others – things seem to be coming to a point where change must happen soon for there to be any chance for proactivity to exist anywhere:

The White House E.O. 13818:
https://i-uv.com/text-of-a-letter-from-the-president-to-the-congress-of-the-united-states/

The White Hats Report / Project Camelot:
http://projectcamelotportal.com/2019/12/11/paladin-the-white-hats-report-updates-and-whats-coming/

Judicial Watch:
https://www.judicialwatch.org/videos/judicial-watchs-2019-year-in-review/?utm_source=deployer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekend+playback&utm_term=members&utm_content=20191228162323

OPPT 1776 – Heather Ann Tucci-Jarraf: Declaration of Facts
https://i-uv.com/oppt-absolute/original-oppt-ucc-filings/declaration-of-facts/,
https://i-uv.com/hatj-rkb-pacer-1-22-18-praecipe-declaration-of-due-cause-and-judgment-and-order-of-dismissal-doc-98/

General Michael Flynn – Sidney Powell discussion and 2014 book “Licensed to Lie”:
https://i-uv.com/sidney-powell-full-show-the-eric-metaxas-radio-show/;
https://licensedtolie.com/

David Wilcock and associates – several recent documents and movies:
https://divinecosmos.com/blog/  (this changes over time.)

Dr. Michael Salla – many posts: https://www.exopolitics.org/

Robert David Steele – reviews of many topics: https://phibetaiota.net/
(Interview with Anna von Reitz
https://phibetaiota.net/2019/12/mongoose-alert-reader-on-anna-von-reitz/,
https://phibetaiota.net/2019/12/anna-von-reitz-recommends-video-8-min-and-offers-short-commentary/

Benjamin Fulford and Cobra Q&A:
https://stillnessihttps://childrenshealthdefense.org/wp-content/uploads/rfk-complaint-against-united-states-department-of-health-and-human-services.pdfnthestorm.com/2019/12/benjamin-fulford-interview-december-22nd-2019/
(this information describes the depth of the problem that will have to be dealt with to recover the control of the financial system – names names and locations).

R.F. Kennedy, Jr. :
https://vaccineimpact.com/2019/robert-f-kennedy-jr-publishes-censored-response-to-kennedy-familys-criticisms-on-vaccine-safety-which-exposes-industry-corruption/
The full text of the FOIA challenge to HHS here:
https://childrenshealthdefense.org/wp-content/uploads/rfk-complaint-against-united-states-department-of-health-and-human-services.pdf

Further Discussion:

Sidney Powell and Heather Ann Tucci-Jarraf sum up the problem of the legal system this way:
There can be no way to reform the legal system unless the public at large rejects the protections (legal immunity) that has been in use by those at the top of the legal system. Heather links the legal and banking sectors as part of the same problem set that must be solved together. OPPT1776 supposedly foreclosed on all of these sectors with unrebutted UCC filings, but the judicial section she was judged by in 2017 would not recognize the filings and negotiations she claims to have made or been part of in the recent past.

Anna von Reitz appesrs to have taken the situation much further back than anyone else that I am aware of, but the details are very difficult to track down. She is calling for more thorough going action by each person to establish who they are and what governing body they want to be associated with.

If we can not find the way to address these corrupting components of both our legal and financial systems then we do not have a country of trust; but rather a devastating place where power is used whenever and wherever it is possible for those with the position to use it. Heather, Sidney and Anna do not appear to acknowledge that the others exist.

I do not know the answer to how these issues are going to be resolved but suggest that there is so much to know about forest growth, structure, use and general importance of
healthy forests
to Earth climatic stability that it will not hurt to begin a discussion.
However, there will be no viable basis for thinking that forest decisions must be based on economic outcomes until there is evidence that there is any possibility of “fair”
and
honest long term projections of economic outcomes. If this is not possible then we
must find a basis for promoting the good things that can come from forest presence even without economic certainty
of the economic value of the outcome of such care!
In any event there must be a way to enable people to work together on these projects – if those involved have to be paid, then the funds must be available from a reliable local source – wherever needed and on time. 

The recent Project Camelot interview with  the leader of The White Hats Report regarding their Report #48 is a window into how corrupt the global financial system is and how much is going to have to change for there to be any truly functional long term financial alternative to exist for normal rural people. The take away from this interview should be that, despite death threats, the White Hats Group of investigative reporters and CPAs has come to the conclusion that they must finish this report, which has sat on the shelf since 2012, now or it will never be possible to do it again!

So on to more mundane things.

With regard to a discussion of economics of normal / natural production of anything today one must also grapple with what else may have been tampered with by the same agents that put in place the Pilgrims Society (history here) and may have been involved in much longer term operations than have been currently fully exposed in that analysis.

The Adaptive Program for Agriculture (https://commongoodforestry.wordpress.com/2019/12/30/the-adaptive-program-for-agriculture/)
is taking on an increasingly important role for me when trying to figure out how things work because it has been shown to be a vehicle to destabilize and disenfranchise as much of the rural population of the American continent as possible, and that the program has worked as designed, and because of its success it has become a global
priority for some. See John Perkins’ The confessions of an Economic Hit Man.

End of the Aside:

 

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The Adaptive Program for Agriculture

This program is a long standing corporate and governmental effort to move humanity into situations where the labor they represent is available for hire by centralized producers and where the sources of sustenance must be purchased as opposed to being able to fend for ones self. So the mantra of sustainable development is probably more part of a massive misinformation program than something that can actually work in today’s society. There are several documents that are available that describe the program in various levels of detail. I can not find any link to the following other than the name of the author and the date it was published on CommonDreams.org.

A more detailed version was available as a pdf document, The Loss of Our Family Farms: Conscious Policy or Inevitable Result, on <commongoodforestry.com> in the downloadable file list at the bottom of the CommonBound page (found as a tab on the left hand side of every page).

Embattled Farmers: 1776 and 2003

by Jody Aliesan Published on Friday, December 19, 2003 by CommonDreams.org

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,

Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,

Here once the embattled farmers stood

And fired the shot heard round the world.

from “Concord Hymn,” Ralph Waldo Emerson

American farmers in the English colonies were expected to produce for the colonizers. They endured low prices, inadequate credit, high taxes, large debts, and the dumping of excess English foodstuffs on their local market.

Agrarian insurrections began in 1676 and culminated in the “Great Rebellion” in New York in 1766. British troops routed the insurgent farmers. Landlords evicted them and destroyed their property.

By April 1775 many colonial farmers were furious that while they lived on American soil, planted it and built on it, the wealth produced was going to enrich England particularly the aristocracy and mercantile speculators.

Emerson’s stanza honors the moment when the people who worked the land in seed and harvest stood up to the most powerful political, economic and military power in the world.

The new colonizers

Two centuries later, a handful of agriculture conglomerates work to drive small farmers off their land by paying them less for their produce than it costs to grow, moving them into a cycle of loans, mortgages, foreclosures, repossessions and the sale of land to corporate-controlled agribusiness.

In the 1970s, Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz called on farmers to “Plant fence row to fence row.” Giant grain companies were selling U.S.-grown food to Europe, the former U.S.S.R. and the Third World. Prices were up; farmers experienced their most profitable years in history.

But Secretary Butz also said, “Get big or get out.” There was no reason not to trust him. Farmers began to buy all the available land they could find. To pay the rapidly rising prices, they mortgaged their farms and equipment. Inflation was driving up land values faster than interest rates were rising; loan experts claimed that those who didn’t take advantage of that were fools.

But those who made their fortunes on interest were losing ground. Inflation was eroding their wealth, and they blamed the Federal Reserve. The Fed’s only recourse was to apply the brakes, pull money out of the system, drive up interest rates and push the economy into a deep recession.

“Severe injustice”

On October 8, 1979, Paul Volcker, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, gave the banks and financiers what they wanted. The nation’s wealthy were the winners; the nation’s middle and lower classes particularly those in rural America watched themselves lose.

Farmland values fell sharply while interest rates on farm loans shot through the roof. Diminished land value left mortgages under-collateralized and loans were called in. Interest rates as high as 15 percent pushed farm families into foreclosure. After denying them refinancing, the banks resold their farms with lower-interest loans.

At that point the Reagan Administration moved to practice its economic theories on rural America. The 1985 Farm Bill decreased government subsidies. Prices for crops fell almost overnight by as much as 46 percent. Processors and international exporters experienced a financial boom. The farmers’ money went into the pockets of the multinationals.

In 1962, a committee of the most powerful corporate executives in the United States issued “An Adaptive Program for Agriculture,” a plan to eliminate farmers and farms. Called the Committee for Economic Development, this group represented oil and gas, insurance, investment and retail concerns as well as the food industry. Industry giants such as Campbell Soup, General Foods, Pillsbury and Swift lobbied Congress with the message that the biggest problem in agriculture was too many farmers. The U.S. government encouraged farmers to move off their farms and retrain, allowing their land to be consolidated in the ownership of fewer and fewer corporations.

To secure their gains, these corporations lobbied hard to have the changes written into the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). As a result, 600,000 family farms failed before the end of the decade, their land consolidated into corporate mega-operations hundreds of thousands of acres in size.

In 1990, George Washington University reported in its Intergovernmental Health Policy Project that this social engineering had taken a heavy human toll: collapse of farm-related businesses and rural communities, unemployment and underemployment, substandard housing, hunger, mental illness, child abuse, substance abuse, anxiety disorders and depression. By 1989 suicide was the leading cause of death on family farms, three times the rate of the general population. And that didn’t include the “accidents.”

Buy local, buy often

Those in positions of power consider the collapse of rural America as a necessary and inevitable result of a global economy. From their point of view it would be counterproductive to reduce the suffering or mitigate the effects, let alone reverse the policies.

Multinational corporations assume that we won’t make the effort to buy food directly from local producers or look for retailers who do so. Without competition, the corporations can pay farmers as little as they choose and charge us whatever they want. By the time we decide prices are too high and start looking for the farmers, they may be gone.

“Farm employment must decline”

The level of farm prices does determine to some degree how many people will be engaged in agriculture, which leads us to another basic analytical point reflected in the postwar economic history of all our countries. The process of economic growth everywhere requires that the absolute level of employment in agriculture decline over time. Farm employment must decline given the combination of low income elasticity of demand for farm products (i.e. demand increases more slowly than income in our countries) with productivity change at least as rapid as in the rest of the economy. In fact increases in labor productivity in agriculture have generally been greater than in industrial employment.

“Agricultural Policy and Trade: Adjusting Domestic Programs In An International Framework,” a report by the Trilateral Commission (1985), authored by D. Gale Johnson, University of Chicago, Kenzo Hemmi, former Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Toyko, and Pierre Lardinois, Chairman of the Executive Board, Rabobank.

“You are going to have to do farmers severe injustice”

The only way I know to get toothpaste out of a tube is to squeeze, and the only way to get people out of agriculture is likewise to squeeze agriculture. If the toothpaste is thin, you don’t have to squeeze very hard; on the other hand, if the toothpaste is thick, you have to put real pressure on it. If you can’t get people out of agriculture easily, you are going to have to do farmers severe injustice in order to solve the problem of allocation.

Kenneth E. Boulding, Department of Economics, University of Michigan, Member of the Research Advisory Board for the Committee for Economic Development’s 1962 Study “An Adaptive Program for Agriculture.”

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A Forester’s Corner on the World

Chapter 1: Introduction

Current opportunities for sustainable living in the northeast corridor of North America – a forest perspective.

The observations and comments in this column come from a long period of searching for reasons why the good things related to rural life and forest culture have been so difficult to repeat (continue). These observations were based on experience within the northeastern corridor and scattered other areas of the North American continent, and several tropical forests as well.

There are five sections of concern that will be reviewed, Forests, Local Use, Foods, Sustainability, and The Hidden Agenda.  Really there are three main areas of interest, Rural Stability, Cultural Limitations, and Economics. These very different areas will occasionally be tied together. If you are aware of some dysfunction, choosing not to understand how we got there and what is being or can be done about it will guarantee that you may not be able to be part of the change. Pray for those who are doing the research and or are on the front lines of change.

The group responsible for the experience reported on here believes that any human being has infinite worth as formed at birth. We hope each one may be able to grow to their potential with suitable food, shelter, and resources – without abuse. We also hope that humanity as a whole may regard the Earth-terrestrial- environment that cradled them as something to be cared for and passed on to future generations in as good or better condition than they found it. Such care does not guarantee that the earth surficial environment can or will survive in such a state, but it shows that at least those who did the caring hoped that others would be able to enjoy the same environments.

See:

Tiny woodlands are more important than previously thought

There exist a number of unexplained phenomena that suggest that the trend toward the absolute ruination of earth ecosystems are being directed by those who benefit the most from that course of action, and that there may be a series of measures that this same “elite” group have taken to protect themselves regardless of what occurs over time. This is a loaded area that must be unpacked carefully and communicated broadly. The future proves the past.

Forest Observations

There appears to be a general consensus that significant expanses of forest cover may be valuable for the oceanic and earth terrestrial environments wherever it can occur.

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In many cases the advance of human based “value” production requires the removal of some existing forest. Forest cover returns rapidly once humanity ceases to keep tree growth from reclaiming the land.

These photos show some of the change of human goals. The current dependence on technology and agriculture was a profound departure from the hunter gatherer stage where humanity took what nature provided and when that bounty had been harvested the whole population moved to a new location to repeat the same or another process to sustain the population. The forest shown in these photos is mined for timber value periodically and left to recover between mining episodes.

If forests are as important as some expect, then it is appropriate to look carefully at the reasons for the lack of concern (or worse) for the destabilization of local rural people who should be able to care for the forest of their area for their own long term direct benefit? This discussion will resurface throughout this document.

Geologic History

Forests exist on the geologic base present whenever and wherever a group of tree seedlings are able to become established. The trees that compose a forest take what is there and make the “best” they can of it, while competing among the inhabitants for survival. In the process, the trees modify the surface materials to extract what they need to exist and prosper.

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Tree roots actually break down rock fragments into mineral constituents and may take up and store such products for current or later use. In the process trees make top soil from rock flour and parent material fragments. It is normal for those places that are higher than the base level of local streams to be lowered over time and that places that are low will be filled in with both erosive deposits and organic matter that collects there.

The “protection” messages that fill the environmental material offered to the public today are a form of misinformation because it is not in humanity’s power to stop this process.

What needs to be understood is that we are here to be ourselves living among these natural processes as long as a stable environment persists, but there is no guarantee that being good stewards will stop massive change.

General Processes

Throughout the region past geologic events have formed and modified the rock parent material of ancient sea beds, material from other continents or intrusive flows of magma (either laterally or from below) into the hills and valleys of the region. This folding, faulting and intrusion has left very variable basement rock strata.  It appears that the

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passage of our solar system through the surrounding galactic region has the possibility of changing the solar characteristics without notice, and that there is a solar cycle that causes massive change in solar impact on the Earth magnetosphere. The existence of this cycle has been studied and the results of these studies have been hidden from the general public. The impact of this suppression of information regarding the processes of and timing of this catastrophic change may cause massive loss of life that may not have been necessary if appropriate preparations had been made by and for all. This area is one which will be expanded upon as time and interest permits.

Local Variability of Forest Potential

Local conditions may differ widely due to the variability of rock strength and resistance to erosion that result from being bent into different shapes. In some areas there may be many vertically dipping beds of partially metamorphosed shales and other sedimentary components. In other areas the base rock formation process could have been very different. A portion of eastern Massachusetts is underlain by an enormous batholith that formed by melting and intrusion from below. It is hard to imagine the compression and intense heating required to modify these originally flat lying deposits.

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The much more recent repeated glaciations have modified the basement rock-controlled-landforms, north of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, by scouring, erosion and variable deposition of rock debris from other areas. Areas south of this region have been affected by the change in sea level that the formation, advance and retreat of these glaciers caused, and geologic events of a similar nature (plate tectonics) but that happened at a different (more ancient) time period. Further south the weathering of surface material has gone on for a much longer period – the glaciated soils are geologically very young.

These events have provided geologists with a very complicated puzzle to solve. The evolving detail about solar cycles and Earth dynamics has not been adequately incorporated into this scenario.

“We must learn to reject as total evil the conception that the common good is served by the abolition of individual rights. General happiness cannot be created out of general suffering and self-immolation. The only happy society is one of happy individuals.

Chapter 2: Forest Processes

One cannot have a healthy forest made up of rotten trees.

The power of society must always be limited by the basic, inalienable rights of the individual. The right of liberty means man’s right to individual action, individual choice, individual initiative and individual property. Without the right to private property no independent action is possible.”  From KID ATLAS pg 59

Forest Processes – from tree to regional forest cover

A tree is called a tree because of the structure that evolves from the specific ways that resource use is controlled, allocated and promoted. This set of tree specific “goals” appear to apply to most such vertically committed organisms that this author has encountered (palm trees and bamboo have different growth processes).

Forests and trees grow and mature on a time frame that is much shorter than either the soil formation processes, the geologic based topographic change or the solar / galactic impacts of known cyclic nature. There also appear to be very rapid external (solar or galactic) affects that can occur without warning and change everything in their path. Forests of any stage may not be any impediment to such impacts.

Forests are groups of trees that compete for resources among themselves to survive for very long periods in comparison to a human generation.

Trees as Part of a Forest

Trees produce sugar and other compounds in the leaves or needles on the branches. The tree may use these items as a currency that may be released to different parts of the tree for the accomplishment of the “goals” of that tree or they may be stored as “savings” for later use.

Sugar is made in several steps from CO2 and water using light as an energy source to break the CO2 into carbon a component of the sugar and O2 a waste product. Wood is formed from the combination of sugar and other compounds into a wide range of cell types. The cells form where the are needed to do “jobs” that may change over time. This group of processes makes up the “economy of the tree”; it functions normally without money.

The Natural Forest

Much of this region’s forest is basically “abandoned”, a place not touched / “managed” by humans within 15+ years. This forest comprises most of the rural sector of this region. The oldest privately held forest here is between 70 to 150 years old.

There are many different reasons for forest ownership and the capabilities of each owner may differ from their neighbors, thus resulting in a myriad of small blocks of land with trees of different age classes and species structures. All these micro-differences exist within this aging population of the regional forest that originated from a near “clean slate” after the wholesale abandonment of the prior agricultural endeavors.

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“Natural” forest found anywhere is composed of the dominant species enabled by the climatic zone and the moderating influences of large rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and sea shores as well as the topographic profile left by the geologic processes mentioned above. Plantations are affected by the same environment but the early sorting has been done by choices made by humans. Later as the stand ages and resources become more limiting the “sorting” inevitably picks up again to lessen the competition as the trees get larger.

Much of this forest originated from the abandonment of fields where sheep or other stock were raised to supply raw material to local water powered mills that could upgrade the items into higher value products before export. Wherever transport, labor, and funding was possible or available forest products may have been recovered before other less-time-dependent crops were tried.

The Harvard Forest has many dioramas of the process that is being described. Below is a photo from the collection.

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There are examples everywhere of the sequence of local tree species recolonizing fields or openings that have been recently abandoned or created. This haphazard natural revegetation is happening because there is no recognition of the value of early recolonization of such land with potentially humanly desirable species – this sequence is ongoing and normal. However, this natural sequence frequently results in an initial forest of short lived-early successional species,many of which are “weed” trees that will have little value for anything beyond firewood or other energy production. This is not necessarily bad, but it removes this land as a future value source in the short run – this fits in with other official agendas as we will see.

With sufficient time the vertical habit of trees may sort out species that are able to survive and produce valuable wood for human use. There may be intrinsic value to any species or form of tree, but the industrial culture appears to have chosen to ignore that value.

Tending a Forest

Natural processes happen as if by chance and may be viewed as just the way things are. However, humans live in a different time horizon than many trees and the natural sorting of species and tree-stem-forms may take so long as to appear impossible to repeat. We will address the issues around this set of processes briefly. This care bridges all of the three main areas of interest, Rural Stability, Cultural Limitations, and Economics.

Any gardener knows that carrots do not grow well and will not yield a good crop without help from the gardener’s well timed effort in all of the following activities – failure to follow through will reduce the crop yield:

1) providing a place for good carrot growth (deep soil, lack of rocks, lack of overhead vegetation, etc.),

2) planting the seed at the correct spacing and depth, thinning at an appropriate time,

3) regular weeding,

4) keeping chipmunks, rabbits and woodchucks to a minimum, and

5) finally harvesting the crop without damage.

Such tending of short term crops requires investment most of which can (currently) only be compensated with interest when a harvest happens. Annual crops provide liquidity that is closely tied to the human time scale. Even so maintenance of soil fertility may have long term costs that are avoided wherever possible.

Without the regular tending of forests there is a lot of change that can be missed which may result in large loses of potential income. The picture of a dead red oak is an example of an unexpected event that happened to a very productive portion of a Massachusetts forest holding during a gypsy moth attack.

Note also the trees that are dead in the back of the picture. Many of these trees were just out competed and be ascribed to natural mortality that occurs as a stand ages.

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Source of photo

Chapter 3: Forest Economics

It is easy for the owner of a small to medium sized forest to be seen as a third or fourth world occupant / producer because trees are basically a raw material or non-monetized asset. In either case there is generally little involvement of the owner in the ultimate use of the tree as it is consumed. There are few value added opportunities for normal landowners to participate in and thus they must shop around for the best price offered when it is time for value recovery – a timber sale. Most timber sales are better characterized as forest mining, especially in this time of high cost mechanization, because the group that buys the timber will very likely never return to the property after the timber is removed and no one from the buying group were involved in helping it grow to maturity. Very special efforts must be taken to monetize any of the other value sources.

This stands in stark contrast to the way forests were used and cared for before WWII as shown in the Harvard Forest Diorama pictures of forest thinnings:

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Illustration
1: Harvard Forest Diorama – First Thinning

Removal of small diameter poles for firewood which
was cut by hand, pulled by horse team, re-cut and
piled
in 4’ lengths by the road to season and be taken to the farm or
town for heating or other local use.

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Illustration 2: Harvard Forest Diorama – Improvement Cut

This improvement cut is being done to remove larger trees of poor quality,
species or form for firewood, local use for products from buttons to
bottle tops or cane or pail handles, or for making paper. Depending
on the use the wood may be grouped by species and quality to meet
market requirements.

 

Forest value comes in several different forms:

Many of the non-monetized values are landscape based and occur just because the forest is where it is. Most of the people who harvest this value (everyone) have little knowledge about the makeup of the forest or even recognize that the land is owned by someone (or possibly should be as opposed to the government?) who actually pays for the right to care for the land. These non-monetized values occur as clean water, cool clean re-oxygenated air, stable soils, a distant view, habitat for birds and other wildlife, hunting and or fishing areas, trail or rural road sites and many others.

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Illustration 3: Knights’ Pond – The Springfield Water Company (Photo by Paul Chandler)

This photograph shows Knights Pond in the fall of 2019. This pond is a reservoir for the Springfield Water Company. The water collected is from parcels of many different owners with no value returned to the owners for the water received. The land beyond that controlled by the water company was sold to the town at development prices as a “conservation area”. In this location conservation means that there will be little or no human involvement beyond trail use and hunting. What happens to the forest is of little concern as long as it looks like a forest. In this case there was no way that the production potential
of the forest could compete with the price paid for this special use. 

These values are not inconsequential, however, their promotion to the level of importance they have today has both eliminated the long term value production within the town (assuming that the forest grows more low grade material than its potential could make possible) and removes the land base from the potential educational area for involving young people in local use material production. Of course, such use is marginalized or eliminated by the global reduction of the cost of energy and other products which makes it unlikely that anyone could afford to pay for work to make such “unnecessary products”. More about how this fits together with the Pilgrims Society agenda in later sections.

Monetized Forest Income:

The sources of income to a forest owner can only come from some form of transaction where exchangeable value is transferred. This kind of transfer could be barter for other services, rental for some specific use of the property, and or payment for a product that grew on the property. If there is a rental opportunity that requires the removal of the forest cover such as providing space for a solar power installation, that portion of the area ceases to be a forest for the period of active occupation. The removal of value as products that grew there can have many impacts that will be discussed later. This portion of this discussion will look more closely at the value of tree growth in the absence of other payment options.

A Brief Aside:

Everything that is presented here in an “aside box” is here as “information” only, it may not have come from my personal expertise or experience. This information must be researched carefully by the reader before carrying it forward as “fact”. If links are provided they are there because they include areas that I have researched and expect to be real / trustworthy with some certainty.

These issues relate to forestry in many important ways (many that have never been covered in this realm in my opinion). After reading the following the most important question to be answered may be: “Is there any point in trying to think about long term
economics in light of the destruction and dysfunction that is still the norm on this planet? Should such a discussion wait until this period of perversion is brought to an end (and if we are near such an end point, what can we do to help the needed changes to happen)?”

The question(s) above is/are posed because the possibility of “proactivity” in resource management has been so firmly curtailed by economics and regulations that those who care about any kind of sustainability must ask about (and become familiar with) how we got here and what is the actual agenda. There are many possible loose ends that need to be tied together. Some of them are listed here and others will come out in future chapters.

There are well researched revelations about the Senior Executive Service by American Intelligence Media, and at <abeldanger.org> where details have been collected by Field
McConnell whose sister, Kristine Marcy, supposedly was instrumental in forming such an entity during the Carter administration. There are several pages of detailed discussion of Kristine Marcy and other’s role
s in the current dysfunction of our government available at the link above. NOTE: Field McConnell is still in jail after a hearing on Dec. 2, 2019 regarding his extradition to Florida where he had made complaints about human trafficking. This material is so bizarre that if it were not for the publicity surrounding Jeffery Epstein it would surely suggest that one was a resident of the lunatic fringe. Depending on what you choose to listen to you may
still be of that opinion – as a veteran I have supported your right to have opinions hopefully we can work from the same facts? 

It is my impression that most of the environmental regulations in place today are half
truths or less. One must come to one’s own opinion about what the agenda could be for such treasonous action if in fact that is the case! In depth study of the pluses and minuses of the current situation is crucial to the future of our country!

The Clean Water Act, The Clean Air Act, The Endangered Species Act all were put in
place after the assassination of
President John F. Kennedy and the establishment of powerful figures associated with agendas that conflict with self governance of a self sustaining population. These Federal codes (which resemble the agenda of the Adaptive Program for Agriculture) seem to be in place to be implemented by a power structure that appears to be governed by executives who may be associated with the Senior Executive Service (SES), if not by them specifically, I have no real information regarding the control structure so tread carefully. For more detail about the Adaptive Program for Agriculture see https://commongoodforestry.wordpress.com/2019/12/30/the-adaptive-program-for-agriculture/

There are additional links provided in that site for a more complete discussion of the CED as well as more information about these topics.

The recent series of legal and financial system events seem to be well described
by several different sources – unfortunately these sources seem to be unaware of the others – things seem to be coming to a point where change must happen soon for there to be any chance for proactivity to exist anywhere:

The White House E.O. 13818:
https://i-uv.com/text-of-a-letter-from-the-president-to-the-congress-of-the-united-states/

The White Hats Report / Project Camelot:
http://projectcamelotportal.com/2019/12/11/paladin-the-white-hats-report-updates-and-whats-coming/

Judicial Watch:
https://www.judicialwatch.org/videos/judicial-watchs-2019-year-in-review/?utm_source=deployer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekend+playback&utm_term=members&utm_content=20191228162323

OPPT 1776 – Heather Ann Tucci-Jarraf: Declaration of Facts
https://i-uv.com/oppt-absolute/original-oppt-ucc-filings/declaration-of-facts/,
https://i-uv.com/hatj-rkb-pacer-1-22-18-praecipe-declaration-of-due-cause-and-judgment-and-order-of-dismissal-doc-98/

General Michael Flynn – Sidney Powell discussion and 2014 book “Licensed to Lie”:
https://i-uv.com/sidney-powell-full-show-the-eric-metaxas-radio-show/;
https://licensedtolie.com/

David Wilcock and associates – several recent documents and movies:
https://divinecosmos.com/blog/  (this changes over time.)

Dr. Michael Salla – many posts: https://www.exopolitics.org/

Robert David Steele – reviews of many topics: https://phibetaiota.net/
(Interview with Anna von Reitz
https://phibetaiota.net/2019/12/mongoose-alert-reader-on-anna-von-reitz/,
https://phibetaiota.net/2019/12/anna-von-reitz-recommends-video-8-min-and-offers-short-commentary/

Benjamin Fulford and Cobra Q&A:
https://stillnessihttps://childrenshealthdefense.org/wp-content/uploads/rfk-complaint-against-united-states-department-of-health-and-human-services.pdfnthestorm.com/2019/12/benjamin-fulford-interview-december-22nd-2019/
(this information describes the depth of the problem that will have to be dealt with to recover the control of the financial system – names names and locations).

R.F. Kennedy, Jr. :
https://vaccineimpact.com/2019/robert-f-kennedy-jr-publishes-censored-response-to-kennedy-familys-criticisms-on-vaccine-safety-which-exposes-industry-corruption/
The full text of the FOIA challenge to HHS here:
https://childrenshealthdefense.org/wp-content/uploads/rfk-complaint-against-united-states-department-of-health-and-human-services.pdf

Further Discussion:

Sidney Powell and Heather Ann Tucci-Jarraf sum up the problem of the legal system this way:
There can be no way to reform the legal system unless the public at large rejects the protections (legal immunity) that has been in use by those at the top of the legal system. Heather links the legal and banking sectors as part of the same problem set that must be solved together. OPPT1776 supposedly foreclosed on all of these sectors with unrebutted UCC filings, but the judicial section she was judged by in 2017 would not recognize the filings and negotiations she claims to have made or been part of in the recent past.

Anna von Reitz appesrs to have taken the situation much further back than anyone else that I am aware of, but the details are very difficult to track down. She is calling for more thorough going action by each person to establish who they are and what governing body they want to be associated with.

If we can not find the way to address these corrupting components of both our legal and financial systems then we do not have a country of trust; but rather a devastating place where power is used whenever and wherever it is possible for those with the position to use it. Heather, Sidney and Anna do not appear to acknowledge that the others exist.

I do not know the answer to how these issues are going to be resolved but suggest that there is so much to know about forest growth, structure, use and general importance of
healthy forests
to Earth climatic stability that it will not hurt to begin a discussion.
However, there will be no viable basis for thinking that forest decisions must be based on economic outcomes until there is evidence that there is any possibility of “fair”
and
honest long term projections of economic outcomes. If this is not possible then we
must find a basis for promoting the good things that can come from forest presence even without economic certainty
of the economic value of the outcome of such care!
In any event there must be a way to enable people to work together on these projects – if those involved have to be paid, then the funds must be available from a reliable local source – wherever needed and on time. 

The recent Project Camelot interview with  the leader of The White Hats Report regarding their Report #48 is a window into how corrupt the global financial system is and how much is going to have to change for there to be any truly functional long term financial alternative to exist for normal rural people. The take away from this interview should be that, despite death threats, the White Hats Group of investigative reporters and CPAs has come to the conclusion that they must finish this report, which has sat on the shelf since 2012, now or it will never be possible to do it again!

So on to more mundane things.

With regard to a discussion of economics of normal / natural production of anything today one must also grapple with what else may have been tampered with by the same agents that put in place the Pilgrims Society (history here) and may have been involved in much longer term operations than have been currently fully exposed in that analysis.

The Adaptive Program for Agriculture (https://commongoodforestry.wordpress.com/2019/12/30/the-adaptive-program-for-agriculture/)
is taking on an increasingly important role for me when trying to figure out how things work because it has been shown to be a vehicle to destabilize and disenfranchise as much of the rural population of the American continent as possible, and that the program has worked as designed, and because of its success it has become a global
priority for some. See John Perkins’ The confessions of an Economic Hit Man.

End of the Aside:

Forest Value Production:

Tree based value production may be enhanced with appropriate attention at many different times during the long life of the trees. Different skills and types of equipment may be needed at each stage of care.

This care has been made almost impossible by the financial policies that are administered by the global central banking systems. These policies have created a lack of funding except for the use of borrowed money (private money for public use) for a short term investment. The payment of interest on such borrowing must begin immediately and be kept current or risk the loan becoming a non-performing loan. So money for a forest investment typically comes from outside income sources often based primarily on the resale value of the land.

Unfortunately, there is no liquidity in a tree investment until the tree is harvested, if it can not be harvested economically there is no financial return on the invested funds.

Income is normally only generated by the sale of a product when a tree is cut. Large land investors frequently look for ways to turn the land investment over in less than 20 years. There are few tree crops other than Christmas trees, and fruit or nut crops that provide meaningful returns in that time period. So such groups generally do not invest in long term productivity, and mine whatever value can be removed during the time they own the property. Managers of very large tracts seem unable to come up with systems that protect such areas even from the theft of trees of high value to say nothing of their ability to modify the outcome of natural tree growth.

The many non-monetized outcomes from having a forest present are reaped as societal benefits while charging forest owners for the right to be “stewards”.

Is it any wonder why forest mining is the only game in town.

Coping with the changes that result from harvesting a crop of trees may be very difficult for some people – this is a social cost. Cutting of trees may be seen as being much different from cutting a field of 10’ tall corn each year.

There is much more to say about these issues.

Forest Growth and Development:

Forests naturally develop as an opportunistic cover that uses the rock structure, moisture regime, and soil presence or absence to the advantage of the species best suited to survive the most damaging environmental stresses that may occur.

Trees differ from other plants in their control of mechanisms within the tree that cause the development of support systems to maintain a strong central stem for decades or even several centuries. It appears that there is a communication net between these organisms that fosters the ability to cope with approaching predators and invasive “elements”, other plants, pathogens, insects and/or animals from distant sources.

From a management point of view having a strong understory of desirable species allows the owner a variety of choices that include, continuing to grow the big trees, or to cut some or all of the large trees and grow the smaller trees or starting over after a messy logging job.

Waiting too long to act (freeing up a crop of small trees) will generally set the management opportunities back several decades – until another crop of small trees can be established.

The goals of a tree

The main “goal” of a tree is to survive long enough to be able to reproduce. To accomplish these two goals each tree controls the use of resources (sugar and other products of photosynthesis and metabolism) that can be spent for various functions.

There are two very important functions that are uniquely controlled to produce a tree form: HEIGHT GROWTH, and DIAMETER GROWTH. (More detailed material about forest dynamics can be found at the Forest Management Tools page in the Common Good Forestry website – <commongoodforestry.com>.) It is important to know that there are opportunities for enhancing both functions. If time is tight pass these areas, but don’t forget that they exist and are important to understand.

Height Growth:

Height growth is a very big problem for a tree! A tree spends a small amount of energy to form buds that result in elongated stems or branches. These buds, depending on their location, may become either oblique or horizontal branches that quickly slow in extension growth, or they may grow into a vertical extension of the main stem, the leader.

Main Stem:

The main stem is generally a nearly vertical structure that forms the long-lived portion of a tree. The vertical shape lessens the need for immediate support of extensions to that portion of the stem. Think about holding any heavy object at arms length horizontally as opposed to vertically – trying it is really helpful in understanding what is going on inside a growing tree.

Later as upper sections are added much more wood may be needed to keep that part in a vertical alignment; these additions are under very careful control – they are strategic allocations of resources within a tree. Any deviation of this vertical shape eventually presents major load additions that can either be borne or will change or destroy the shape of the tree. The amount of wood needed for support of upper additions depends on the eventual exposure of the tree to loading. Dense forests tend to hold each other up.

Tall “skinny” stems are common in dense stands. Open grown trees have a stem shape that is much more conical because of the increased need for basal support as the tree grows in height. Very tall trees are very vulnerable to excessive loading. Thinning a dense stand of tall trees is likely to result in the thinned portion of the stand being damaged or unable to recover from the exposure to wind loads and other stressors.


Branches:

Branches can take on a variety of shapes, ranging from almost vertical, to “s” shaped, horizontal or drooping, but in a natural forest most branches are eventually shed as the tree grows taller and the crown of the tree shades them out or side competition by neighbors abrades the tips and leaves or needles of lateral branches so that they eventually run out of sugar producing foliage and die and fall off.

The out-of-vertical displacement of new growth of most buds changes the loading of all parts of that new growth to form a branch as opposed to a vertical stem; until such growth is tilted it has the possibility of competing to become a main stem. Small angular displacement of a new shoot adds a significant requirement for additional material to support the branch. If there are not enough resources the branch could just droop as weight is added from foliage production and other loading.

Branches must get the sugars needed for wood production (support) from their own foliage. Only the top of the tree can call for / capture sugars from lower areas of the tree.

Stability:

A single central stem maintained by the tree may be stronger than any other shape. However, there are many reasons why more than one bud or several branches may grow in a nearly vertical direction and become part of the upper canopy of the tree. Multiple vertical stems result in the formation of a crotch (a very weak form) with two or more trunks. The death of the terminal bud or all of or a portion of the previous year’s main leader (top of the trunk of the tree) may result in the up turning of two or more side branches, resulting in multiple stems, as well. Multiple tops may result if the top of this yellow poplar is damaged. A stem with many vertical side branches or a close vertical crotch could develop on this tree it is too early to predict. It is clear that there is still a strong central leader that may still be able to form the central part of the tree form. A heavy ice storm may bend the outer limbs away from the center of the tree, a situation from which it will be very difficult for the outer limb (branch) to recover .

Over time a crotch may cause the development of a vertical crack that progressively divides the main stem below the crotch. One side may eventually break off, if that happens the other side(s) will be much weaker and the whole tree may soon fall apart, as shown in the dead pine stem. These out-of-vertical shapes are often very attractive – it is important to remember they cost the tree a lot to maintain and frequently provide little monetary value above the crotch (assuming the tree is harvested before the crotch breaks off).

Energetics and Survival:

Bud related energy use is under close control because the vertical elongation will require much more investment as additional segments are produced. Different species of trees accomplish this control in different ways. The various strategies for production and control of invested resources result in the characteristic shapes of each species, but the impact of vertical growth is similar in any tree.

Height growth for trees is the last function to shut down before the tree dies. (This is an optimistic statement – if an individual tree can successfully grow through layers of competing vegetation, it may be able to then develop enough foliar surface to build the strength to survive and strengthen itself to survive future threats.)

Diameter Growth:

A tree must provide support for the stem or it will fall over when presented with heavy loads from winds, snow and/or ice (especially accompanied by winds). This support is developed through mechanisms that sense where the tree is weakest during the growing season and allocate sugars for the formation of additional cells that become strong wood in that area of the living parts of the tree. If the resources are not available the weak area will remain weak and may be a point of structural failure during future loading events. Different sensors respond to wounds to provide the compartmentalization of the wounded area and coverage with new wood and bark over time. Different trees have more or less capability to deal with healing after wounding.

Opportunities for Growth Modification:

Young trees offer more opportunities for stem improvement and growth maintenance than do trees more than 30 years old, older trees are much taller than their younger cousins. As a tree increases in size enormous amounts of water must be provided to keep all systems supplied with resources. Thinning a tall stand creates many unforeseen problems. The increased space between trees exposes much of the stem and crowns of the trees that are left to light, wind and temperatures that these tree parts may not be accustomed to handling. New wind loads are always apart of any thinning.

Owner response to change

Experience is a very costly teacher. An old saying is that a forest is best treated “early, light(ly) and often”. Such careful treatment is out of the economic reach for most forest owners at this point.

THIS IS A CRUCIAL POINT THAT HAS BEEN FORCEFULLY BROUGHT HOME TO ME AFTER MANY UNAPPRECIATED ATTEMPTS TO SHOW THOSE WHO CONTROL FUNDING SOURCES THE INCREDIBLE RANGE OF PERFORMANCE THAT IS POSSIBLE WITH APPROPRIATE SKILLS, TOOLS, AND INFORMATION.

THERE ARE THREE COMPONENTS, SKILLS, TOOLS, AND INFORMATION, WHICH ARE BASICALLY DEPENDENT ON THE CULTURE OF THE AREA AND THE FUNDING THAT IS AVAILABLE TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL PARTS ARE PRESENT WHENEVER THEY ARE NEEDED.

Opportunities for Stem Quality Modification and Maintenance: ***Pruning and lack***

There is much to be discussed about the possibility of stem form control, the value of it. how it can be done, what it will take to be able to recognize value from such activity, and who should receive that value.

Various species have specific needs for treatment at widely different times during the development of an individual tree. Early form control of the initial main stem builds the base for future value. Making sure that any stem develops the characteristics that can have value in the future is a gamble on how the wood can and may be processed. At the present time veneer production for some species is the highest value possibility.

Understanding the energetic possibilities that may develop within the human community is essential to making good decisions in this area (for many reasons).

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Possible Forest Management Plan Topics

Intensive Forest Management Plan Contents:

Introduction (WHY BOTHER?)

Explanation of what we know about tree growth in this region

Fred Hunt’s 1964 tree growth graph

Explanation of what can be known and what it is worth

A Forest Management Plan File System

Local or Cloud based?

How to access details within the Management Plan file system for the owner

Forest Inventory

What do you need and when do you need it?

What is more important – existing inventory of products

– potential of different portions of the stands

– growth in size, quality or value?

What relevance do you assign to the maintenance of the land in forest?

Who is going to know what is going on?

How is it going to get done?

How is it going to be paid for?

How do you plan to be able to hold the land as forest?

Current obligations

Continuing obligations

Interested personnel

How long is the ownership likely to retain the land

Who is going to take over the management over time?

How will the manager have time to keep up to date?

What is present in the Forest Management Plan file system?

Contract for services

Maps

Inventory Results

Present Stand conditions and values

Future possibilities(if any were reviewed)

Analysis of what we know from all experience to date with the particular property.

How could one use that information?

Valuation

Planning

Execution of a project

Evaluation of outcomes.

Development of new basis for next steps

How does one fund activities?

Timber Harvest

Discretionary Income

Debt

Equity partners

USDA NRCS

Social networks

What comes first

Generally throughout the region

Specifically for this parcel

Statement of goals

Stand conditions

Areas of specific needs

Harvest

Thinning

Pruning

Availability of skilled help

Equipment needs

Market conditions

Local uses

Construction /access needs

Management Access

Recreational access

Harvest area considerations

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