Tuesday 23 January 2018


Beginning around the time the New World was being discovered, thinkers including Grotius, Pufendord and Kant pondered the order of global human settlement. Any right to safe haven in the context of global warming would have to be grounded in the notion of collective ownership of the earth, as cited by Harvard political philosopher Mathias Riise: that people have symmetrical claims to the earth’s resources because everyone needs them and no one created them. Once that principle was established, a formula could be devised assessing availability of land in receiving nations, population density, and wealth measured by GDP.

Resettlement quotas could be tradeable, Wymans suggested; if countries didn’t want to admit people, they could pay into a fund to resettle them elsewhere. This would require an international agency to manage. “This is a moral more than a legal argument,” Richard Barnes from the University of Bristol said in response, noting that coastal cities and not just island nations will likely have to be resettled.

Geographical areas could undergo special training and education programs to make them more attractive emigrants.

Elinor Ostrom, assessing systems of organizing property rights and managing natural resources, many of which can be seen as self-governing alternatives to the “tragedy of the commons” – the notion that individual self-interest trumps working together to ensure that resources are sustained.

Most property systems and resource management models ranging from the 19th century California Gold Rush to the Clean Air Act, endangered species, and water resources management have been badly managed.

Thrainn Eggertsson from the University of Iceland and NYU, with an update on the system of individual transferable quotas for various species of fish in waters off Iceland, and Ostrom on successful farmer-managed irrigation systems in Nepal and the importance of community engagement in protecting forestries in 12 countries around the world.

The property tax is probably the most controversial tax in the U.S., subject to limits, caps and rebellions of various kinds.

Significant Features of the Property Tax is a comprehensive database and resource center on property tax systems in all fifty states and the District of Columbia, and includes tax fundamentals covering tax rates, tax limits, taxable personal property, real estate transfer charges, and tax incentive programs.

With GIS as a primary tool accurate data provide the critical foundation for sound governmental decision-making,

The Lincoln Institute has some interesting property data on it’s site and is organized in these major categories:

  • Property Tax Fundamentals, covering real and personal properties that are taxed, basic and differential local property tax rates, local jurisdictions’ use of transfer charges when properties change hands, and limits placed by states on local jurisdictions’ authority to use the property tax.
  • The Property Tax Base, including information on assessed values by property class, valuation standards, and assessment ratios.
  • Property Tax Relief and Incentive Programs offering information onstate programs to encourage particular land uses, or provide property tax relief to selected classes of landowners. Property tax relief programs are grouped according to their objectives and structure, such as programs intended to provide relief to homeowners, encourage economic development, and encourage preservation of farmland and open space.
  • State Summaries, allowing users to display all data on a given state’s property tax system for a specific year.

Mark Tercek, president of The Nature Conservancy at a conservation conference here earlier this month: a growing separation of people and nature, is a statement without any valid solution.

Given the capturing of these random thoughts one is faced with the realization that Villages, Towns and Cities are most vulnerable to Natures shifts. A secure portal for civilizations survival is therefore critical to consider.

The thinking behind Yon Friedmann’s Terra – Aqua portals is refreshing. Visit Aqua/Terra Stations System:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aquaterra-A-SUPER-FAST-PLANETARY-TRANSPORT-SYSTEM-/106199809419664?ref=ts and http://www.facebook.com/l/mAQDn3QWfAQDn02n2jzdYEMraXSmROlRMKAYxKt22wcw4_g/www.invention.net/aquaterra. for further insight.

The movement system to reach these portals safely is paramount. The transportation system to accomplish this cannot be denied and is best demonstrated by ET3.  Visit ET3 http://www.facebook.com/pages/ET3/127942693949325?ref=hnav and http://www.facebook.com/l/-AQDdEaKKAQAf-A5TFXGqkL78dA-t_KFDOJent4p_K1QftA/www.et3.net. For further insight.

The synthesis of both thoughts is inventive and practical to accomplish. It should become the answer for gathering knowledge and wisdom for wise use of Natures resources in order to expand into travel into the galaxies.

Graham Kaye-Eddie

M.U.D.            695words          October 2011

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