Friday, 28 June 2013

THE DYNAMIC GAIA UNIVERSE

ORDER - FROM CHAOS THEORY
MANDELBROT SET
28 JUNE 2013. HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS – “Dynamic” comes from the Greek for power and energy and is now understood as being energy in motion – energy at work. “Dynamic” is attached to dozens of concepts including many scientific disciplines, such as Quantum electrodynamics, a description of how matter and light interacta definition which also cites “quantum”, possibly the most overused, abused and misunderstood word in the Sci-Fi dictionary.

“Constants” – particularly universal constants, in science refer to the most reliable factors underlying or governing the 4 fundamental forces and their interactions. Mathematicians brew their magic potions based on the main constants and the fine-constants that seem to magically exist in Nature’s or God’s Universe and to equally magically interrelate and interact to provide “The Goldilocks Conditions” which are precisely just right to create the universe and living conditions for the very fragile human race. Constants are claimed to be just that – constant, unchanging, reliable, unquestionable and, for lazy thinkers, God Given.

But, they are not. Constants are neither constant nor mystically ordained. All scientific and mathematical constants are measurements made by humans.

E.G. Constants:

Pi, the endless number π results from dividing the circumference (outline) of a circle by its diameter (centre edge to edge line) which is 22/7 =3.142… receding endlessly as far as anyone or our computers can calculate. Magically inspired? No. Ancient Greek scientists drew hundreds of circles, drew lines through their centres and measured. Eventually they agreed that the ratio between the lines in all circles is 22 divided by 7 – and unfathomably ascribed the 16th letter of their alphabet “P”, written π which also means the number 80. 

Other ancient Greeks measured thousands of triangles and concluded the 3 angles always add to 180o – except that they don’t; other than on flat surfaces which don’t exist on curved planets.

The universal gravitational constant was famously discovered by the genius Isaac Newton (1642-1727) who arrived at it by measurement and calculation – the force of gravity is now counted in “Newtons” which is the weight of a small apple.
Max Planck (1858-1947) – who we can blame for the word “quantum” and who from measuring heat from lumps of iron (black body radiation) discovered or defined the smallest possible object in the universe, 1.61619926 × 10-35 metres (0.0 with 34 zeros before the 16161 etc) across, when measuring heat flying off hot irons. He realized the heat came in steps or chunks, not in a smooth gradient as expected, and said the steps were quantities or “quanta” which became quantum – and then the smallest quantum became the energy of a single photon.

The fantastically accurate atomic clocks, used to coordinate telecoms satellites and to demonstrate Einstein’s General Relativity postulate that time mysteriously slows on accelerating objects and in heavier gravitational fields (acceleration = gravity), evolved from ancient timekeepers, which in turn were matched to observations of the Earth orbiting the Sun in 366 days, amended to 360 degrees /divisions of a circle and The Globe for arithmetical convenience. Most globes have 36 lines of Longitude, 360/10. Clocks and maps both use units of minutes and seconds – atomic clocks use nano-seconds and smaller units, all evolved from counting the days and hours. A “second” is currently agreed to be 9,192,631,770 of atomic transitions in caesium – which is not a universal constant, as time is proved to be relative – but it is a mathematical constant – man made as are all constants.

FLAT, OPEN, CLOSED, EXANDING, SHRINKING, SADDLE-SHAPED, INFINITE UNIVERSES – Science debates all the possible beginnings, ends, shapes, sizes and possibly infinite numbers of universes. Applying the Universal Constants to their sums, most scientists gloomily believe, with religious fervour, in the ultimate death of the universe, citing the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics (based on Victorian steam engines) as inevitably leading to all things and all energy spreading out into a featureless cold soup of evenly spaced zero temperature (-273C) inert particles. “All is vanity. All is futile. It is all for nought”. They are wrong. 13.7 billion years of experience ought to tell them that dynamic energy and electromagnetic gravitational particles don’t follow their mathematical constructs; particularly calculations based on 80% to 90% unknown “missing” matter at both the sub-atomic and the galactic levels.

As Einstein demonstrated in his now proven Relativity theories, and as Lovelock theorises about Gaia’s feedback mechanisms here on Earth, it seems to me that all factors – at the micro and macro ends of the scale – are related. All energies and objects are relative and as the relationships change, so do the Universal Constants. Press one Universal Constant down hard – and another one rises. There is, I think, only one single universe which contains all phenomena from house bricks to Higgs to heaven and hell – and all things ephemeral. The Universal Constants shift as the universe evolves. It evolves through feedback from all emergent phenomena, all interactions and all data signals. Just as DNA has recently been discovered to be incredibly data-dense, far more so, I believe, are all the radio, electro-magnetic signals (Light) by which we know the universe. From the tiniest photons to the greatest supernovas to our neighbour’s brain, we would have no knowledge of them unless they electro-magnetically broadcast their presence. In that sense, everything has life, everything is evolving and, I aver, everything has meaning.

Whatever the universe does – expands, shrinks, turns somersaults, the Universal Constants alter, interact and manifest in the next generation universe. Energy, by its nature, does not do nothing. The fundamental “pure” energy of the universe is restless, probably sentient and has proved, for 13.7 billion years to be highly creative. To scotch the depressed heat-death prediction, science needs to ask itself about the unacknowledged force or forces that create life. Where does the organising Lifeforce, which creates organisms such as the human brain – and scientists – fit with the recognised four fundamental forces – Gravity, Electro-Magnetic, Weak Nuclear and Strong Nuclear forces?

What part do we humans play in the evolution of our one and only universe, where as far as we know, we produce the most complex thing in the universe, the human brain – which is the organisation of  10 billion brain cells, 10 trillion brain connections and 100 trillion body cells – which all purposefully functions?  While our weak and feeble bodies only last for 70 years or so, I conjecture that from conception to disintegration we broadcast our presence – otherwise how could we be seen by others – by emitting light waves /radio broadcasts that like all radio waves propagate across the whole universe – and, logically, in-form and re-form the universal energy field/s. Our data broadcasts are almost eternal – like all such signals. We will not be eradicated by faulty extrapolation of the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. It is a dynamic universe.


Wednesday, 26 June 2013

DEAR MR PRESIDENT

LONDON AND WASHINGTON
WILL BE FLOODED.
Dear Mr President,

Thanks for your letter. We sing from the same hymn sheet on Climate Change. I have been banging this drum since 1985, promoting Telecommuting to cut about 20% of cars and Foodtubes to cut 50% of freight vehicles (The USA must invest in FOODTUBES now to avoid disappointment). 

Good luck with your battle with the rigidly calcified minds in Congress.

Read the book and buy a boat or build an Ark.

Best wishes  - Noel

PS - And thanks for your several invitations to lunch. Yes, we'd love to come to The White House. Do we board Air Force One at Heathrow? 


28th JUNE 13 - Would you believe the speed of response!  See flights and hotel booking below. And he's such a busy man. Incredible. Washington here we come.



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26 June 2013
The White House
Washington DC

Noel --

I told Congress in February that if they didn't take action to fight climate change, then I would.

Today, I announced a plan of action to make good on that promise.

My administration is taking steps to cut carbon pollution, prepare our nation for the unavoidable impact of climate change, and put America's best and brightest to work to solve this issue on a global scale.

One thing we know is we'll face a well-organized and well-financed opposition by the special interests that profit from keeping things the way they are -- and there are members of Congress who fundamentally deny the science on this issue.

But we cannot stand by any longer.

I need to know you'll fight alongside me. Say you will.

Over the next few months and years, I'm going to need the millions of OFA supporters who understand that we have a responsibility to future generations to fight climate change to join me, and be a force of change in your communities.

We owe it to our children and grandchildren to take action -- and now is the time.

Today, I'm here to tell you I am committed to doing my part.

Say you'll do yours:

http://my.barackobama.com/Stand-Up-Against-Climate-Change

Thanks,

Barack

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LONDON FLOODS

25 JUNE 2013

Letter to The Guardian


Even if the 16 nose to tail buses you photographed blockading Oxford Street, were clean 1950’s electric Trolley Buses, (North Circular tops list of London’s most polluted roads – 24 June 2013) their bulk, noise and manoeuvring would still threaten the pedestrians, 29,000 of whom die annually from exhaust fumes. We daily mirror this insane bus gridlock, on London Road, Oxford, incidentally despatching weaker students and reducing the surplus population. 1980-90s discussions with GEC-UK proposed all buses and lorries be stopped at Ring Road stations; pedestrians, luggage and shopping carried in and out on industrial strength walkway-conveyors; really safe cycle lanes; and goods in and waste out via buried pipeline-capsules – all electric powered - clean, lean, lightweight and green transport. Contrary to dogged Victorian elderly nostalgic economists, buses, lorries and trains are the least green and most costly transport options; as they use 85% of their polluting fuel to move their own empty, immense weight.

Noel Hodson, Oxford
SW2000 Telework Studies

The Foodtubes Freight Project.



Organizing for Action
26th June 2013
Noel --

Sometimes these contests can seem a little cheesy.

But it boils down to this: We're doing it because President Obama says over and over again that he loves meeting with grassroots supporters.

So why not take a shot?

Airfare and hotel are on us -- all you have to do to enter is throw your name in the hat today:

http://my.barackobama.com/Go-Backstage-with-President-Obama

Thanks,

Grant

Grant Campbell
Chief of Staff
Organizing for Action

BANAL EVIL - JUST SAY NO

TIMES & TIDES - Talking with an equally elderly cleric yesterday, we old men agreed that the recent spate of revelations about the bad behavior of our elected representatives, our civil servants, our snoopers and spies, the wider government, bureaucrats, bankers, The City, Wall Street, fat corporate executives, crooked bookkeepers and, in the UK, of our once admired police forces - now revealed as conspiratorially "fitting-up" blameless citizens, such as families of victims seeking truth, or lawful protesters - bring a flood of bad tidings, unprecedented in volume and in drowning the free human spirit. The dull dead hand and banality of evil lies heavy on the world we have created.

The general global collapse of moral and ethical behavior and the accepted growth of cheating, bullying, illicit surveillance in government, and of insatiable greed by executives of large public and private sector organisations, has been underlined and affirmed this month by revelations about TEMPORA, PRISM, RIPA, NSA, GCHQ, LIBOR, and dozens of so called "intelligence" agencies, and quangos, and units of government and corporations that have "gone rogue". Things certainly ain't wot they used to be, when worldwide millions of my parent's generation cooperated and sacrificed their lives to repel savage, primitive, cruel invaders, intent on domination.

While millions still starve and suffer daily, has the US & UK Anglo-Saxon economic Monetarist model, which knows the price of everything but the value of nothing, spawned billions of moronic, self-seeking, narcissistic, obese, unthinking consumers and "new aristocrats" who seek nothing more than continuously sating their dulled appetites from birth until their meaningless, unconscious, drugged, painless deaths? Yes, very probably. The heroic selflessness, courage, sharing, chivalry and spirit of society during and following the two World Wars has diminished and reversed. We are now a polluted planet of apes with our hands stuck in the cookie jars and our heads, unable to extrapolate beyond today, stuck deep in the sand.

The world, its leaders and its governors determinedly and willfully ignore all thinkers who look more than a year ahead. To behave intelligently, to increase and share the planet's truly limitless wealth with goodwill, to think about the future, does the human race need the stimulus of destructive, vile wars? Must we promote and elevate identifiable cruel and mad demons, Hitlers and Stalins, to do battle with? Do we still need to create and empower external enemies "out there" - societal scapegoats for our own dark side - enemies on whom we like to project evil - rather than look into and heal our own souls and fix our flawed selfish, socio-economic behaviors?

Sadly, the answers are probably all YES. In our fear and paranoia we seek and find enemies we can hate, and whose wives, children, cultures and cities we can torment, rip, burn and destroy, with God on our side. 

ONE SMALL E-FORECAST - Before or after the next mass slaughters, probably civil-wars, I predict that the mass electronic surveillance by all governments of all citizens will generate INTERNET-2, which will by-pass existing infra-structure, interception and interference. Ironically, the new technologies are being stimulated and used by the snooping agencies who, above all, have the greatest need for secret communications. The existing Internet, The World Wide Web, and CCTV, will be sabotaged by irate users using the simple algorithm of "Rubbish In - Rubbish Out". 

And bear in mind - Hitler would have been no more than a powerless solitary ranting lunatic if nobody, from secretaries to lavatory cleaners to generals, had carried out his orders. It is We, The People, who empower and serve such banal evil. Be brave! Publicly, simply say NO!

What's the alternative? Its in my book AD2516 - After Global Warming.


Friday, 21 June 2013

GUILLOTINES OR GOVERNMENT?

WHO, IN YOUR GOVERNMENT, USE TAX-HAVENS?

The greatest danger to the world economy is tax-evasion-capital-flight. There is now $32 trillion buried in tax havens by an estimated nine million individuals and international companies. The world economy needs the $32 trillion (70 million jobs for 10 years) back in circulation. If money does not circulate, economies and civilizations die. Look at Greece. 

Thanks to data-surveillance interceptions, such as PRISM, and leaks to journalists such as the 130,000 British Virgin Island tax cheats, our governments do know where the assets are hidden. Why won't they repatriate the money? For example, Greece refuses to investigate 2,059 named tax-cheats on The Lagarde List, opting instead to prosecute a journalist for publishing the names. If Greece brought back-tax cases against all its tax-cheats, the nation would have no debt, no austerity and no poverty. 

THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY - and ICIJ The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists - who have pursued and researched tax evaders for years.

All OECD countries moan and whine about "debt" and blame their citizens. While local tax fiddles are irritating, they do little damage until the evaders gouge the capital out and send it to tax-havens - via the international banks. This ruins nations, but the governments do nothing to repatriate the assets that they know are there. 

The logical reason is, as is clear in the UK, that government and justice systems are at every level infiltrated with tax-cheats, tax-avoiders, tax-evaders, tax-planners, tax cheats apologists, craven lackeys and other sociopaths. $32 trillion buys a lot of loyalty; it would also revitalize all our economies and give our grandchildren modern, high-tech, useful well paid jobs - and move the world forward into an era of unparalleled wealth. 

Who are these embedded crooks and bent bookkeepers who are paralyzing the world? It is time for revelations and claw-back - before civilization collapses into another dark age of selfish insane aristocrats, who have to be removed by revolutions and civil wars. 



Monday, 17 June 2013

IMMORTALITY - 728 DAYS TO GO

Today is the seventieth birthday of one of my oldest and dearest friends BHV. We first met in the Cona Coffee Bar, off Albert Square, Manchester, UK aged eighteen. His great friend Tony was courting Hazel, who, by an amazing coincidence or was it Jungian synchronicity, was staying in Connecticut with the girl who had left me far behind, two years earlier, and emigrated across the unbridgeable unfathomable Atlantic, to become engaged to a Philadelphian at Yale - but, who eventually regained her sanity and returned to marry me. It is a small world.  When our first daughter was born, the first person to visit my wife was BHV's mother; bringing a gift of chicken soup to the Nursing Home. My, still energetic, old friend and I go back more than half a century - of shared events and fond and some sad memories. What does the future hold?

Six months ago, I also reached and breached the Biblical watershed age of seventy - my allocated three-score-years-and-ten - 3,640 weeks. One month ago the last of my four brothers died, aged just sixty-six. He did not "go gentle into that good night", stubbornly fighting every second of life limiting multiple illnesses for years, before finally letting go. I am The Last of the Mohicans - the last of our male tribe.

These reflections reminded me of when I was running workshops for Gil Gordon, Mr Telecommute America, in  Washington DC at Crystal City - on The Economics of Telework. With classes of twenty odd business executives suspiciously examining the pro's and con's of stopping commuting to work at home, I felt it necessary to persuade them to put a financial value on their "free" time - a concept they struggled with. We were all around forty years old and to make my point I asked them to work out how many weekends and hours they probably had left to live - which they all dutifully calculated. Afterwards - a more socially aware and thoughtful delegate than me - said "When we were counting our lifespans; the woman in the corner, in the blue suit, went into shock - And I don't think she's recovered yet. Perhaps you should be cautious about using that particular exercise." 

Then, in my 40's, I was still an immortal. Barring accidents, illness and death were things that only happened to other people, to old people - in unimaginable states and stages of life that I was surely completely immune from and that did not concern me. Doing the same maths now, I note that the average lifespan of an average UK male is 72.5 years. I am pretty average. Average height, average weight, average IQ, average drinker, average exerciser, average income - but with better than average teeth and hair. My parents and brothers all died "young" aged from 42 to 69. That gives me, on average, just two years to go - 104 weeks - 728 days - 17,472 hours - 1,048,320 minutes. That's better, over one million minutes left. Well that's quite a long time. We humans, blessed and cursed with intelligence and consciousness, are mercifully cushioned from our own mortal realities by the primate limit on counting. Few of us can count beyond seven. "How many people were at the bus stop?"  - "Oh! about eight or nine, I think." Any number over five becomes "a lot". A million minutes is an eternity - isn't it? 

My friend and I will yet march bravely on, shoulder to shoulder, for an infinite amount of time. In the meantime - Happy Birthday to BHV.

PS - Death is inevitable. Some are certain that it is The End. We stop and there is nothing. The older I get and the more science I read, the more I am beginning to conjecture that scientifically speaking we have broadcast our existence from conception - broadcast every atom, molecule and cell; every movement and thought and that like all other radio signals, our signals are also "permanent" and legible. I think our signals broadcast and in-form  and re-form the stuff of the universe; whatever "stuff" it is that makes the "pure energy" that underlies all matter - the electro-magnetic field - or light - or the Higgs Field. Our minuscule and risibly short lives - a mere blink in the life of the universe - create a broadcast, waves of light, that reach out to the limits of the observable universe - and maybe beyond. I am very interested to experience the fallacy or reality of this concept. Are we Creatures of Light?



Saturday, 15 June 2013

BANKRUPT UK GOES UNDER

8 DEC 2015. PM David Cameron whinges: 

"...Sorry to ruin your Christmas; but I can't do anything about floods. The austerity Chancellor tells me that  we haven't got any money for UK infrastructure. Mine and the Cabinet's and all our pals' billions are in the tax-havens. And that's where it will all stay. Only little people pay tax. You paupers can dig the sludge out of your hovels over the Christmas holiday. After all, you've nothing else to do and nowhere else to go." 


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DEC 2013 - Somerset Floods - Government promises, promises, promises.. NOTHING.

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Cumbria floods November 2009 — a look back
"....But our Government hasn't got any money for flood defences."

These Somerset rain flood waters spread from Bristol to London and stopped within 1 mile of Heathrow & Gatwick airports, the UK's major freight and passenger airports. Planes cannot land or take off through flood waters. "But we haven't got any money to fix this"

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GLOBAL WARMING - COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU

The Prime Minister
10 Downing Street
London SW1 0AA
By Post and Email – CC Media

15 June 2013.

Dear Mr Cameron,

Offshore tax and offshore cities.

I applaud your brave leadership, urging the G8 nations to eradicate tax avoidance and evasion, particularly via tax-havens. My purpose is to help UK industry grow, for the sake of my grandchildren.

(1) As a member of TJN, the Tax Justice Network, and a tax planning poacher turned gamekeeper; I have learned from Treasury Minister David Gauke, via The Rt. Hon Andrew Smith MP ( TAX-HAVEN OWNERS IDENTIFIED  ) that HMRC aims to collect a further meagre £3 billion from offshore and onshore tax avoiders. The OECD Paris office calculates there is $21 trillion of tax-evasion-capital-flight hidden in tax havens, which grows by $1 trillion per annum. Wall Street experts estimate the offshore total is now $32 trillion – which logically accords with $1 trillion a year being globally siphoned offshore in the 30 years since the start of the 1980’s Big Bang disastrous “light–touch” regulations. I estimate that $4 trillion of this was siphoned, with questionable and hence retrospectively reversible tax-relief claims, from UK High Streets, which could be recovered by HMRC applying the existing back-duty-tax rules that they still strictly apply to homeland UK tax offenders. With the recent 130,000 names from the BVI data and now with PRISM, it is clear that governments know in detail where the offshore assets are – and could quickly issue protective tax assessments.

Do you agree that HM Treasury is mistaking the trillions we could repatriate, for their risible target of £3 billion – a sweetheart deal factor of 1,000 times?

(2) With 63 million citizens, we need more land and more homes. If HM Treasury collects $4 trillion (about 7 million jobs), the government must ensure it is immediately invested, privately or publicly, into long term sustainable, high-tech UK industry. As a so called “distinguished futurist” I urge you to use the money to build offshore, but not tax-haven, sophisticated, large, floating, solar, wave and wind, self-sufficient, energy exporting UK cities. The existing economics for utilising seascape are compelling - providing British jobs for our seafaring nation with our world class marine engineering and shipbuilding skills. Add the future economic case, when low lying land and cities worldwide begin to flood: the UK will have far overtaken current Dutch floating buildings technology and will lead the world in permanent floating conurbations, and will have a very profitable new, green-low-carbon export industry.  The first might be Cameron City on Sea, perhaps.

BEWARE - GREAT BRITAIN IS JUST
RESTING - AND GATHERING
ITS GIANT STRENGTH.
Rather than watch Britain become a mass retirement home of inert, obese, hapless, hard-up, TV-drugged, soporific, sick, unemployed  pensioners, I am prepared to publicly debate this offshore innovation with all whingeing and whining “can’t do” NIMBYs, and with any “do nothing – change nothing – all we want is a quiet death” groups of politicians, scientists or economists.

I would appreciate your views – and active support.

Yours sincerely
Noel Hodson
16 Brookside
OXFORD OX3 7PJ
Tel 01865 760994
Mobile 07713 681216
noel@noelhodson.com


    

Thursday, 13 June 2013

$32 TRILLION OF BACK-TAXES - NOW!

THE FURIES MAKING THEIR POINT
TO A SCORNFUL MALE.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. In the long bitter war between haves and have-nots which has slashed real Wages by at least 25% and equivalently up-valued Capital; today is a day to mark. The news from the UK today is perhaps a watershed, a line in the sand, a turning point, a battle won, perhaps even a victory; and it revolves around two remarkable women.

Yasmin Prest, risking legal costs of $4 million in fighting a UK divorce case, has won a Supreme Court ruling that several houses and other assets that her oil trader husband "transferred" to Petrodel Resources Ltd. a sham Isle of Man tax-haven company, to diminish his apparent wealth, are in fact owned by him - not by the sham company. The stakes are high - this ruling brings her an extra $22 million in the settlement. So we can assume that the "transfers" of ownership via London, made by her Nigerian born husband (so complex Residency and Tax-Status rules may be involved - giving top lawyers and tax-planners plenty of wiggle room) were carefully planned to "comply with all the laws of the UK". But the Supreme Court has judged the transactions to be sham and has set them aside. You and I, and the "ordinary man on the Clapham omnibus" might have seen through the ruse in 5 minutes of leaning on the bar at the Admiral Nelson pub in Wapping, and wondered why it has taken lawyers years to see the light and apply "common sense". It could be that we peasants are too simple, too lowly, too dumb to understand The Majesty of the Law and the lofty machinations of High Finance.

Lady Margaret Hodge MP, Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, on our behalf, has today announced that Google, as an example of a major multinational earning billions of dollars a year  from UK customers, must be "comprehensively investigated" - as contrasted with yet another gentle and caring "sweetheart" deal - by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, HMRC, which is the UK equivalent to America's IRS. They must be investigated because Google's tax-planners have failed to convince Lady Hodge's committee that all Google's UK sales contracts are made in non-UK tax-haven Ireland. BBC radio news programmes this morning "grilled" or politely and lightly toasted a senior HMRC investigator about the non-investigation of major company tax-cheating, subsequent refutation and denial of their imaginative "transfers" to tax-haven companies over the past 35 years, and thus the non-charging and non-collection of billions and billions of tax.

14 JUNE 2013 Report from Lady Hodge's investigation into Google's UK tax.

The HMRC's cheerfully untrammeled spokesman, stepping into the public shoes of the disgraced ex-head of HMRC, Dave Sweetheart Deals Hartnett, who has just joined his old pals at Deloittes, who audited Vodafone, who Dave let off about $6 billion in tax in a handshake deal; defended Hartnett and HMRC's investigations and back-tax collection record, throwing around figures like $30 billion (one hundred thousand jobs) collected in the past 3 years. The BBC pointed out that the official non-collected tax-gap remains at about $40 billion  a year - $400 billion (one million jobs) since 2002. 

Both the BBC and HMRC (and HM Treasury) persistently understate the amount collectible via possible back-duty cases, by a factor of up to 1,000 times. It seems to me that these offices and department are infested with committed tax-planners, lawyers and accountants - who potentially face severe commercial and maybe criminal penalties if their schemes for clients retrospectively unravel. The amount gouged from the UK High Street to tax-havens since 1980 is about $3 to $4 trillion (seven million jobs). The USA has lost about $16 trillion (twenty-eight million jobs). Proper collection of these back taxes will refuel the entire global economy - and start the next, hugely wealthy, economic era. The new era should start with global laws to pay people a living-wage; non-living wages are insane economics and an intolerable burden on our tax-dollars and business markets. 

What the divorcee Mrs Prest has proved, to the satisfaction of the Supreme Court, is what we all know. The transactions that gouge vast amounts of tax-evasion-capital-flight from our nations to tax-havens are sham. They are false accounting, many are fraudulent conspiracies - all can be retrospectively denied the tax relief previously granted - since 1980 - we can repatriate up to $32 trillion and The World can be replenished to get on with its business. Now that we know that thanks to PRISM the NSA and GCHQ and China and Russia and the EU all know where the tax-cheat's tax-haven assets are - back-tax cases should be quick and easy to prosecute. PRISM - "THEY" DO KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE What are we waiting for?




Wednesday, 12 June 2013

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17TH JULY 2014 - The UK Government has used the public's loathing of child abusers to shoehorn in, literally overnight, a new 1984 Total Surveillance law - DRIP - which requires all telephone and internet providers to retain all records of all telecoms and internet use on all citizens, in perpetuity. And, of course, to give total access to government agencies. This contrasts with German Chancellor Angela Merkel's and EU demands that the US (and the UK) stop meta-data and personal e-spying on family, friends and foes alike.

Conservative PM, David Cameron, insists that he and DRIP are keeping us all safe in beds - safe from Terrorists and Sex Abusers; and that "IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE, then you have nothing to fear" - the assurance offered by all mad dictators and secret police. This coincides with a new inquiry into sex abuse by senior UK political figures - allegedly including top Tory figures - who among other unpleasant habits beat and sodomised little boys trapped in government "Care Homes", from about 1950 to date; probably all Friends of Jimmy Savile.

To demonstrate the urgent need for DRIP, UK police have, on the same day the snooping law was passed, arrested 660 UK pedophiles who have been accessing and swapping vile images of abused children. Only 39 of those arrested were previously on the Sex Offenders register. A police investigator for OPERATION NOTARISE said there are 50,000 Brits who use such illegal criminal pornography. An academic expert from UCL, on BBC Newsnight 16th July, claimed that 1 in 6 UK children are sexually abused; which is so unlikely that he ought to check his data and insane calculations.

FUTURIST VIEW - So, what are the consequences? Government will know what all citizens are doing on-line and no records will be deleted. Any attempt to block surveillance and keep business confidential will be an immediate target for zealous snoopers. This will accelerate the growth of the unhackable (so far) INTERNET 2 called MESHNET and other wireless networks. It will also enable TAX COLLECTORS to gather cast iron evidence of tax and money frauds going back decades, which will cause a run on the world's 74 tax-havens. On-shoring will greatly accelerate from now - in 2014. For child-abusers, terrorists and tax-evaders there is nowhere safe to hide.




PRISM - the news of the mass collection and storage of everyone's messages, has shocked most citizens. Government officers, elected and not elected, and "intelligence experts" pretending not to be spooks, are crowding our TV screens, radio news, magazines and newspapers to tell us that total surveillance is the price we pay for security. These pillars of the community remind us several times a day that letters have been intercepted and conversations eavesdropped since the beginning of history - for the good of society. We celebrate our top spies and code breakers as defenders and saviours of our freedom. And most love and use the technology that PRISM needs to track our every move, message and meal. The UK happily and meekly accepts being the most CCTV'd nation on Earth - though I think US spy-cameras are catching up very fast.

On the other side are all who have read George Orwell's 1984, The Spanish Inquisition, The Witch Trials, The Crucible, The Holocaust, Stalin's 10 Million Murders, McCarthyism and about all the other total loonies who have been elevated to power by the people - and then horribly oppressed the people. Stasis, Nazis, Jesuits and Thought Police have appeared regularly throughout the ages to persecute sane citizens and oppress them with torture, slaughter and leaden, psychopathic bureaucracy.  Not all public servants are saintly servants of the public. Arming them with trillions of our communications may be a very bad idea.

Counter intuitively and contrariwise, in our Alice in Wonderland world, the very agencies that are spying on the citizen's are those with the greatest need and desire for privacy. Senior government figures, spies, military planners, defense contractors (I mean real defense, not war mongering), innovators, inventors, internet companies, electronics makers and software writers etc. all seek covert dens in which to hide and practice their dark arts - and to protect their secrets from the incontinent media. These public and civil servants are neither public nor civil in their desires and actions to manipulate the populace, the plebians, the hoi-polloi, (the US dictionary doesn't know these green words - let's regard it as cultural exchange) and lead us all into a future as envisioned and moulded by them - on our behalf, like it or like it not. Is this perhaps what "They" chat about at the Machiavellian secret meetings of The Bilderberg Group, currently in Watford, England? They too crave the utmost secrecy - as do husbands and wives having affairs and the billions of men and women who access pornography; the pleasure of human sex acts is ruined if performed in public,  say, at a post office, scrutinized by bureaucrats - other than for a strange minority. 

My forecast for the future of global communications is that privacy will be restored, by new technologies that the users can confidently control. In my book about the future AD2516, all citizens have mind-controlled bio computers, from infancy, with total access to all data and communications - but they also have total control and optional total privacy. It may take a few centuries, but we will get there. Oh... and my future citizens also have dispensed with Money. Its a great new world.


Friday, 7 June 2013

PRISM - "THEY" DO KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE

THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY - PRISM
George Orwell's 1984. 
In yesterday's blog - CAMERON CALLS IN THE TAX HAVENS  - I warned that “They” know who you are, where you live and what your tax-haven assets are. 

Today we learn about PRISM, the US National Security Agency program that gives the FBI and other government bureaus access to all past and present telecommunications data. PRISM was kick started by President George W Bush in response to the destruction of the World Trade Center. Starting with Microsoft in 2007, all the ISP’s, telephone companies and, I guess, microchip makers have been obliged to give PRISM direct access to their data. The US administration denies that it has a “backdoor” into all the internet and telecoms companies. While admitting they can intercept or recover all texts and conversations in full – they deny that they do; claiming to only track the To & From traffic addresses.

“They” justify PRISM as stopping terrorists; which is in welcome contrast to the UK’s ludicrous justification of stopping lone paedophile murderers who are motivated by internet porn. PORNONET STATISTICS .  The UK’s equivalent to PRISM is GCHQ, a massive listening and interception complex, of about 2,000 people, at Cheltenham.

Also in the news is the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, which is suspected of launching global cyber-attacks and perhaps intercepting internet and telecoms traffic. I guess that Chinese made computers and phones have built in interception circuits. Far-fetched paranoia? No, not really. 15 years ago top BT telephone engineers said they did not know what the tiny circuits did or how to make the vital microchips used in all UK telecoms equipment, bought from the Far East.  In 2005, BT employed Huawei to modernise the entire UK’s telephone network.

What the USA, UK and China are doing is almost certainly being done by Russia, the EU and most developed nations. The Cold War has become the Snoopers War - in which the right to privacy of all citizens is merely inconsquesential collateral damage.


BIG BROTHER is well and truly established in all major governments worldwide.  So what will happen next? I think that the vital need for private communications in government, defense, industry, research, commerce and human relationships, will drive a new industry to create bug-free devices; and the ever creative geeks will create an alternative internet – Internet2 – free of surveillance and most of the junk.  In the meantime, remember - THEY DO KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE – and they are listening. 

Thursday, 6 June 2013

CAMERON CALLS IN THE TAX HAVENS

TAX EVADERS WILL BE RE-EDUCATED
TO BE GOOD CITIZENS,
BEFORE RE-JOINING SOCIETY.
"Cameron calls in the tax havens" is the front-page headline in the 5th June 2013 Guardian newspaper. Tax Justice Network, UK and US Uncut and all protesters against poverty, shout HURRAH!

But...  the next question is: what does Conservative,  upper-class, Offshore City Trust Fund Babe, Etonian, Bullingdon Club, Oxford, minor aristocrat, related to HM Queen, UK Prime Minister, The Rt Hon David Cameron MP, really intend?

At home, in the UK, tax cheats, tax planners and tax haven apologists are creating public bewilderment about tax-minimization (following government incentives), tax-avoidance (fiddling the books like ENRON)  and tax-evasion (hiding money, people's identities and lying). E.G. Today's BBC news reports the Tory's shock and horror about a rich man giving £1.3 million to The Labour Party and getting charitable tax relief;  and they rank it with tax-evasion. It is not.

We, The People, must learn that while the black economy and local tax fiddling is unfair, it does not damage the economy. Whether a plumber hangs on to some tax, or whether the government gets and spends it, makes little difference nationally. What does ruin nations, and what has ruined nations, is Tax-Evasion-Capital-Flight, when both the tax (say 30%) and the profits (100%), paid by hardworking people from their after-tax incomes, are gouged from our High Streets and siphoned to tax-havens. Tax haven assets have been built from illegal Tax-Evasion-Capital-Flight - and now we need the offshore $21 to $34 trillion repatriated.

What the tax-evaders are frantically lobbying for is a protection deal - to draw a line in the sand today - they'll volunteer, say, 5% tax and the government, tax collectors and courts will forgive and forget. I don't think that is how it will be - why should government settle for 5% when it can legally, under existing laws, claim 300%? Angry citizens, impoverished by austerity and lack of national investment, who have paid their taxes for the past 30 years, should watch this space.

The reasons for creating a thick black smokescreen of confusion is that the stakes are very, very, very high. There is more than $21 trillion hidden offshore and those who fabricated invoices, signed false audits and tax-returns, hid identities and laundered the vast amounts siphoned from OECD nations - could go to prison; while their understandably annoyed clients cough up 3 times the original, evaded tax bills. $21 trillion repatriated to national treasuries will pay all deficits - we could all have a tax holiday - but that $21 trillion will be defended by the anonymous "owners", to their last breath. Look out for massive bribery of government officers (why not join the civil service today?). Will honest officers take two steps forward. Where is the 2013 version of Elliot Ness and his brave incorruptible team of Untouchables? 

As he takes on the Chair of meetings of the G8 nations -  the countries of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States - David Cameron pledges to crackdown on tax-avoidance, tax-evasion and thus tax-havens. The tax havens, whose leaders he has summoned to his court, are those that Britain still governs, by historic precedence or by economic clout. They include the Crown Dependencies of Bermuda, The British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Anguilla, Montserrat, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man. Cayman is credited with being one of the largest global money laundering centres - and the World is waiting for the impact of, and tax clawback from, the 130,000 recently published names of British Virgin Islands tax-evaders. Even Greece might get back some loot gouged from Athens over the past 30 years.

Presumably the other 7 nations will crack down on their tax havens; and put pressure on all OECD members. It might surprise some readers to see LONDON as one of the largest tax-havens and money launderers. What will the UK's Prime Minister do about that?            

OECD membership 

Australia
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Chile
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israël
Italy
Japan
Korea
Luxembourg
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Slovak Republic







Will all OECD nations cooperate to also "crack-down" on offshore and onshore low tax regimes and money laundering centres? That should sweep up all 71 or more tax-havens, as listed in 2011 by The Tax Justice Network's Financial Secrecy List.  This list is based on OECD data which is updated as regimes are persuaded to join and cooperate with the tax and treasury departments of the big economies. 

WORDS OF CAUTION AND OF COMFORT

If you imagine that they don't know where you live and what assets you've hidden - think again! Not only have 130,000 BVI names just been published from a single tax-haven but the US, for example, has been working via FACTA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) since 2010 and, with the OECD, Paris, are cracking open the secret safes in all offshore banks, including Swiss banks. Best advice is "Move your Money Onshore - now" and clean up your tax affairs voluntarily. ...And check your tax advisers' Professional Indemnity Policies.


TAX AND ECONOMICS ARTICLES 29TH APR 13
TAX TALES & "WE DO BELIEVE IN FAIRIES"
WILL TAX-PLANNERS BE JAILED?
TAX-HAVEN OWNERS IDENTIFIED

Monday, 3 June 2013

PORNONET STATISTICS

I have been challenged on my statistics from 2005. Don't ask me to remember your name - or the actor who played Spartacus in the original 1950's film, or Manchester United's famous manager (Alex somebody?) - but I do recall your Balance Sheet and many boring old statistics. I accept that I should get out more. Read this with yesterday's article INTERNET POLICE .



 12 OCT 05 – Hands off our Internet!


This IS the epochal battle for the future. (NB - On the 4th day of the major earthquake disaster as the Indian sub-continent rammed Asia at the Himalayan boundary killing up to 40,000.) Administrations, corporations and media barons around the world are trying desperately hard to gain control or influence over the Internet. From grey, anonymous civil servants, to secret police, to grasping corporations, to well meaning religionists, to shocked moralists, to oppressive dictators, to crazed fundamentalists, to busybody neighbours, there are millions of people who want to act as thought police and veto the free-speech and dictate the consumer choices of errant thinkers. If only my Catholic teachers, nuns, monks and priests had owned such media control – they would not have had to beat me every day to persuade me of their god given messages and I may never have thought to quit the Holy Roman Catholic Church, the One True Faith, come to believe through banned books that the Earth goes round the Sun or sinfully eaten meat on Fridays. Here is my letter to The Guardian – which wrote an editorial in favour of national controls over the WWW.  Would all those who imagine they are qualified to censor web content and use and tell everyone what to think – please identify themselves – email your name and authorising credentials to noel@noelhodson.com : in the subject line type I CAN RULE ICANN.  We’d particularly like to hear from those guided directly by the Voice of God. 

9 MAY 05 - Internet Pornography, Masturbation and Self-Abuse 


A new report on the use of internet pornography, based on a massive survey of 18,000 respondents, is due to be published shortly. The survey was organised and analysed by ex-New Yorker, psychologist, Brett Kahr, Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Psychotherapy and Mental Health at the Centre for Child Mental Health in London under the auspices of the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, London and will rank alongside earlier major sexology studies such as Kinsey – 1948 and Masters and Johnson – 1966. A pre-publication workshop indicates that the report shows that 87% of men and 56% of women access pornography on the web. Internet users, at least those surveyed, on average masturbate or have sex with others 4 to 5 times a week. The author speculates that the rapid introduction into our homes of complex internet access tools has been partly due to the powerful sex drive to see the universally gossiped about sexual content on the WEB. In advance of the written data, which when reported in the media is almost certain to fuel new campaigns to censor pornography, I want to record some thoughts:- 

12 JUN 06 - BRITISH SEX ON THE NET – TIME MAGAZINE

These statistics support the findings in Brett Kahr’s report, below.
Pornography on the Net – 9th May 05, which is also a survey from the UK.



TIME MAGAZINE 12th June 2006 published more of their enigmatic stats:

9
million British men downloaded pornography from the Internet, last year.


1.4
million British women -ditto-






Our assumptions





Population of the UK
60,000,000






Lifespan
72
Years





so born PER YEAR
833,333






50% are male and 50% female
50%
50%













Men who downloaded images in 2005
9,000,000
1,400,000
Women who downloaded images in 2005

Males born per year
416,667
416,667
Females born per year



AGE
AGE





Interested in sex with access to Internet from
14
14
Interested in sex with access to Internet from
to
80
54
to




years
66
40
years












Adult sexual males
27,500,000
16,666,667
Adult sexual females



Males with private/home access to the internet?
33%
20%
Women with private/home access to the internet?
Men with private access
9,075,000
3,333,333
Women with private access


Use pornography
100%
42%
Use pornography




UK
UK