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Do You Want to be a Sith Lord? (Frozen Parody)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Special Announcement

Greetings to All,

I am happy and proud to formally announce my involvement as an Advisory Board Member with the non-profit organization, Mind & Body Bootcamp (which I will refer too as MBB). See the following website for details on the organization:

http://mind-bodybootcamp.com/Home.php

Through this role I will be involved with an organization that is dedicated to helping people in a variety of ways, one of which is by introducing and educating people on sustainable ways to live.

My primary contributions are two fold:

1. When in full operational mode, I will be partnering my company, Cybernated Farm Systems (CFS) with Mind & Body Bootcamp in a way to help the Dream Centers have their own sustainable food reliance.

2. To be a global public speaker on Global Sustainability and educating people on all the requirements necessary to move mankind towards that end.

With respect to the second contribution, for the past two years I have been fortunate to lecture around the world on Global Sustainability, relying on the support of those who find my lectures to be of value. In partnering with MBB, it is now going to be easier than ever for those who support me in that endeavor.

MBB will be the funding arm that will help me travel the world to speak at key events where the message of Global Sustainability will resonate the strongest. People can now donate to MBB throughout the year to help build my "Global Lecturing Travel Fund", and since it is a non-profit organization, those donations can be tax deductible, and the use of those funds will be open and transparent.

As the travel fund builds constantly over time, it will open opportunities to speak anywhere, any time, without having to do a quick scramble to gather funding, which is what I do now. There have been many opportunities missed because of the short notice nature of how I had to do things in the past. That is no longer an issue, because people can now donate to the travel fund at any time, which will be used to get me to venues that myself and MBB find to be most appropriate. And please note that this is a travel fund only, and will not be used to pay me for my lectures.

This is a win/win for MBB and myself, because I truly enjoy speaking to people about how we can make life on this planet more sustainable and better for all people, and MBB will get the boon of any connections I make, which will only strengthen our ability to help more people in more places. And that is what this is all really about, helping people.

Regards,

Douglas Mallette, BSET
CEO, Cybernated Farm Systems
Advisory Board Member, Mind & Body Bootcamp
Global Public Speaker
Author: Turning Point (On iBooks, Barnes and Noble, Amazon & Lulu.com)

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Congratulations SpaceX

I wanted to wait until it was done, and now that Dragon has splashed down, I give a sigh of relief that SpaceX has done what so many "know-it-alls" said could not be done just a few years ago.  It's sad that in a world where amazing developments happen on a regular basis in the realm of science, engineering and technology, that we still have people who denounce bold visions and risky endeavors.

(I wonder what the blogosphere would have been like when two bicycle guys said they were going to build an airplane, and how many insulting Photoshopped pictures of them would be spread around as a way to mock what they were doing.)

For those who don't know, SpaceX is the first private company to send a logistics module to dock with the International Space Station.  That alone is a pretty big deal.  Add to it that SpaceX is also working on crewed spacecraft to send astronauts back and forth to the ISS, and we could have a serious 1/2 punch being provided by a non-government entity to advance the purpose of space exploration and development.

Consider punch 1 landed square on the jaw of negativity.  Good on you SpaceX.  Ad Astra, and keep pushing those boundaries...and putting the naysayers in their place.  ;)


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Scandinavian Lecture Tour Updates

Given that things change from time to time, instead of creating a new blog post every time something changes, I'm just going to include a link to the Facebook Event page for my lecture tour, and you can follow that. :)

Click Here to go to the Event Page

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Scandivanian Lecture Tour

This list will be updated as certain venues are officially confirmed.

Sweden Lectures:

Stockholm (Stockholm Univ), Jan 16th at 17:00.

Örnsköldsvik (Parkskolan), Jan 18th at 08:20.

Örnsköldsvik (Nolaskolan), Jan 18th at Noon.

Umea (details coming soon), Jan 19th at TBD.

Örnsköldsvik (Nolaskolan), Jan 21st at 15:00. Free event with multiple lecturers. Individual lectures will be followed by a panel discussion.
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Norway Lectures:

Oslo (Realistforeningen - Math and Science Students), Jan 23rd at 18:00.

Bergen (Batteriet), Jan 24th at 19:00.

Trondheim (details coming soon), Jan 25th at 19:00.
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Denmark Lecture:

The HUB Copenhagen, Jan 30th at 17:30.