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Table of Contents:
Planetary Management (Energy / Environment / Population / Politics); mostly chronological
The name of this website derives from Isaac Asimov's Foundation.
Observation. Earth is undergoing the sixth mass planetary species extinction (see Richard Leakey's and Roger Lewin's book, The Sixth Extinction). Unlike earlier mass species extinctions, the current mass species extinction is being caused entirely by human activity. The rate of planetary species extinction is directly proportional to the total amount of industrial production, which is directly proportional to the planetary human population times the average rate of production (or rate of consumption or standard of living) per person. All nations strive to increase industrial production (or consumption or standard of living) for their people. Many nations, such as the US, strive for increased population ("a large population is a king's glory"). Given the human propensity for industrial production (and, in general, "growth" in all things), the only way to reduce the rate of planetary species extinction is to reduce the global human population. The only known level of global human population that lived in harmony (balance, slowly changing equilibrium) with the biosphere was a few million people. Ergo: In order for the mass planetary species extinction to cease, it appears that the planetary human population must decline to a few million people.
Mission Statement. At the end of the Petroleum Age, the human population of Earth will fall to a few million -- the number sustainable by the current flux of solar energy. It appears quite possible that large-scale economic activity may soon destroy the ecological balance of the biosphere in which the human species evolved and on which it is dependent for its continued survival. The Foundation website is committed to trying to avert this human-caused destruction of a human-friendly biosphere and the consequent extinction of mankind. It is committed to the establishment of a long-term-sustainable "double nickel" human population consisting of five million spatially concentrated high-tech people and five million spatially dispersed hunter-gatherers. The purpose of the high-tech population is to assure that the global population of Earth is limited to a total of ten million people (a level that is known to have lived in harmony with the biosphere for millions of years). The purpose of the hunter-gatherer population is to assure that a local catastrophic event does not cause the extinction of mankind.
Donald Trump Has Raised the Likelihood of a Near-Term Global Nuclear War. Donald Trump has called (22 December 2016) for an expansion of the US nuclear warfare capability. The consensus appears to be that his comments have increased the likelihood of nuclear war, or made it likely that such a war will occur sooner.
I am an expert on global nuclear warfare and ballistic missile defense. My book Can America Survive? describes several exemplar global-nuclear-warfare attacks. If a global nuclear war were to occur, the human-caused sixth mass species extinction would end. The US and China would likely not survive, but Russia might. (Reasons why the US would likely not survive but Russia might are discussed in my book, The Late Great United States.)
Complex societies do not decline gracefully; they collapse catastrophically. (See Joseph A. Tainter's book, The Collapse of Complex Societies.) As long as the Petroleum Age continues, the human population decline can be held off, and there is no strong incentive for global nuclear war. Global nuclear war will likely occur as the Petroleum Age ends and nations compete for shrinking energy resources. Many people pray that global nuclear war does not occur. It is very likely to occur. The only real uncertainty is when.
Since an estimated thirty thousand species are made extinct each year because of human industrial activity, the sooner this activity ends, the sooner the Sixth Extinction will end, the more species will remain, and the higher the likelihood of long-term human survival. Our present high-population civilization is crucially dependent on massive amounts of energy, and it will collapse as the energy runs out. Recurrent solar energy and nuclear energy cannot replace the high levels of petroleum energy. When petroleum reserves exhaust, human population will decline (whether a global nuclear war occurs or not).
With Respect to the Long-Term Survival of Mankind, if Global Nuclear War Is to Occur, then Sooner Is Better than Later. The longer the petroleum era lasts, the greater the damage to the biosphere, and the greater the chance of human extinction. The only thing that really matters in the long term is the ecological state of the planet when the global industrial era comes to an end, and the mass extinction ends. As long as high human population levels continue, the mass species extinction continues. From the viewpoint of long-term survival of mankind, if global nuclear warfare does occur, then sooner is definitely better than later.
Donald Trump May Have Substantially Increased the Likelihood of the Long-Term Survival of Mankind. By his pronouncements on nuclear warfare, Donald Trump may or may not have raised the likelihood of an eventual global nuclear war. The likelihood of an eventual global nuclear war is already very high, and it is unlikely that his statements could change it much. It would appear, however, that he may very well have made a significant change in the timing of that war. He has likely moved the occurrence of that war much closer. By doing so, he may well bring about an early end to the Sixth Extinction, and he may well have significantly increased the likelihood of the long-term survival of mankind.
Defense for a Ladder-Down Nuclear Attack. In my piece, A Winning Strategy for National Missile Defense (NMD) (also cited as An open letter to the President of the United States), 20 May 2000, I described a defense for a nuclear "ladder-down" attack. A ladder-down attack is one for which the attacker neutralizes our missile defense capability by detonating a nuclear weapon in space, thereby generating a massive electromagnetic pulse (EMP), knocking out electronic systems (such as tracking and guidance radars). The defense for a ladder-down attack is to destroy all launching missiles as they are fired, before they reach space (where, in large numbers and with penetration aids, they are virtually impossible to destroy).
Joseph George Caldwell's Predictions for 2010 (13 November 2009)
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Plan C 1.0: Mobilizing to Save the Biosphere (15 November 2009, modified 4 December 2009)
The Late Great United States: The Decline and Fall of the United States of America An essay on the demise of the United States. (23 March 2008, revised 17 December 2008)
Click here to view text of book in htm format, with links to figures and tables (1.8 megabyte file).
Click here to view text of book in pdf format (figures and tables not included, 0.8 MB file).
Click here to view additional supplementary material.
to see links to other related web sites. (Updated
Notes on Immigration My view is that immigration policy should be guided by population policy, and that population policy should be designed to promote the long-term survival of the biosphere and the human race. Over the years, I have written a number of notes and articles on immigration. They are scattered throughout this website, and assembled here for convenience, now that the US immigration debate is "heating up.". (22 April 2013).
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... to facilitate the establishment of an ecologically sustainable New World
The End of
the World (
for global domination and planetary management. Draft strategy for implementing
a minimal-regret human population on Earth. (
Guide to Planetary Management.
This document provides a high-level guide to planetary management for
Prophecy, Catastrophe Theory, Globalization and The Omega Project. (
Marxism, Synarchy, Plato's Republic, and The Omega Project. (
Paradigms for Planetary Management. (
Action: Proposal to Establish a Planetary Science / Planetary Management
Department at Major Universities
Proposal to Establish a Planetary Management Institute (Research on Science, Religion and Politics, with Respect to Promoting the Quality of Human Life (29 December 2006.)
On Thom Hartmann and The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight. A summary of Hartmann's views, comparison to my own, and discussion of how Hartmann's desires for the planet can be realized by a synarchic government of a minimal-regret population. (29 April 2003, updated 6 May 2003.)
Planetary Management (
Equity of a Synarchic Minimal-Regret Population. (
Population Control of a Synarchic Minimal-Regret Population. (
(Synarchism, Sinarquismo, Synarquismo, Sinarchismo, Synarchismo, Sinarchie,
Synarchie, Sinarchia, Synarchía, Sinarquia, Synarquia, Sinarkia, Synarkia;
Global Synarchist Movement).
as a Basis for Planetary Management. (
On Richard Heinberg and The Party's Over. A review of Heinberg's new book, including comments relating to The Omega Project. An excellent description of the energy situation on present-day Earth, recommended for anyone who want an up-to-date, comprehensive, and easy-to-read assessment. (3 August 2003.)
Can Do to Tiny States -- and Big Ones, Too! (
World Does Not Need More Fossil Fuel, or Alternative Energy Sources to Replace
Remark by Mikhail Gorbachev on American Consumerism (
Oil, Stupid! (Hubbert's Curve and World War III). (
Management Institute Statement
the little book that helped destroy a giant missile system. MX... a spy novel that,
although written in 1978, has much relevance today. (Posted
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A Winning Strategy for National Missile Defense (NMD). This open letter to the US President describes how a National Missile Defense system can work. (20 May 2000.)
On Saving the Environment, and the Inevitability of Global War. This article discusses the likelihood of global war and how it relates to the global environmental problem. The thesis of the article is that the Earth's environmental problem will continue to worsen until global war occurs. (8 May 2001.)
Why Serious Nuclear War Must Be Global in Scope. This article explains why National Missile Defense (NMD) will motivate larger nuclear weapon stockpiles and why, if nuclear war occurs, it will be global in scope. (23 May 2001.)
On War and
Article on the necessity of war for ensuring the health of the human species
and the biosphere. (
How to Win
the War in
A charge of
treason against the President of the United States An open letter to
President George W. Bush (
Other Politics (American Independence Movement, Preparation Party) While the central political focus of the Foundation website is the international (planetary) level, it is recognized that human beings are affected by politics at all levels: international, national, state and local. With respect to the national level (the United States), my views are as presented in the following documents. (Originally published September 11, 2001; updated May 31, 2016 (minor edits, such as hypertext links).)
The American Independence Movement
Founded February 20, 2001, at Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Platform: A strong military, economic self-sufficiency, political and social stability, an independent foreign policy, and preservation of the global natural environment.
Mission: To save the planet's environment and biodiversity from the destruction being caused by large human population and industrial activity; to increase the likelihood of the long-term survival of mankind; to enhance the long-term security of the United States; and to prepare its citizens for survival in the post-industrial era.
The Preparation Party (affiliated with the American Independence Movement)
Founded August 15, 2009, at Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
Mission: The goal of the Preparation Party is to prepare for that development, and promote the likelihood that a fragment of the United States survive, after its coming collapse. The ultimate purpose of promoting this survival is to promote the establishment of a long-term-survivable planetary management system.
(Available only in .pdf format; .htm version is not available since it fails to show complex formulas reliably. The following documents are notes intended to accompany lectures. Some of the documents contain many figures, others do not. Updated 9 November 2016)
Days 1&2: Sample Survey Design and Analysis (Descriptive Surveys, Design-Based Analysis for Monitoring). Click here.
Day 3: Review of Statistical Inference (review of theory needed as background for other topics). Click here.
Days 4&5: Causal Inference and Matching. Click here.
Days 6&7: Statistical Design and Analysis for Evaluation (Analytical Surveys, Model-Assisted Analysis for Impact Evaluation). Click here.
Sample Survey Design for Evaluation (article, not lecture notes). Click here. (20 March 2009, updated 19 April 2010)
Day 8: Sample Size Determination (Precision and Power Analysis, ex ante (ex post power analysis covered in analysis)). Click here.
Day 9: Missing Data. Click here.
Day 10: Small Area Estimation. Click here.
Vista's Approach to Evaluation. Proposal input. (11 September 2006)
Vista's Approach to Sample Survey Design. Proposal input. (11 September 2006)
Approach to Management Information System Design. Proposal input. (31January 2007)
Receiver Operating Characteristic Graph. Informal briefing (in Microsoft PowerPoint). (27 February 2007)
Click here to view the presentation.
Course Flyers. Some courses given, some not. (3 April 2007.)
Miscellaneous Flyers. Courses advertised, but not given (insufficient enrollment). (3 April 2007.)
program for determining sample size. To use this program, you will need to have the
Microsoft Access 2007 database management system installed on your
computer. Click here to download the program
(size 1.7 MB). Note: To download the program,
right-click and select the option, "Save Link As...." Do not select "Open
Link in a New...." After downloading
this program, access to it may be "blocked." Upon trying to execute it (as Microsoft
Access program), you may receive the error message: "Microsoft Access
cannot open this file. This file is
located outside your intranet or on an untrusted site. Microsoft Access will not open the file due
to potential security problems." To
open the file, first copy it to your machine or an accessible network location. Then, to "unblock" the program,
right-click on your mouse and select "Properties." At the bottom of the window that opens, you
should see the note, "Security: This file came from another computer and
might be blocked to help protect this computer.
Click on the "Unblock" command button, and then click the
"Apply" button. The program
should now work. (
Determination of Sample Size for Analytical Surveys, Using a Pretest-Posttest-Comparison-Group Design (11 November 2016)
The Destiny 2005 Estimation, Forecasting and Analysis System. This system makes population projections and synthetic estimates based on cohort-component population projections. It includes country-by-country population projections under various assumptions about Hubbert's Peak / Hubbert's Curve (e.g., whether the rich countries keep all of the oil for themselves after global oil production starts to decline). The system may be applied to forecast a wide range of demographic-related phenomena, such as HIV/AIDS caseloads and budgets, school enrollments and related requirements (teachers, classrooms, supplies, textbooks), social-service caseloads and budgets, hospital beds, nursing-home facilities, and prison populations. This "international" version is for use with the Microsoft Access 2002 database management system. Click here to download file (very large WinZipped file -- 25 MB). Click here for Description of Capabilities ("DC") and User's Manual ("UM"): DC.doc DC.htm DC.pdf UM.doc UM.htm UM.pdf . (The large Destiny2005.ZIP file is available only from website http://www.foundationwebsite.org , and not from http://www.foundation.bw .) (2 January 2006.)
Flyer. (3 April 2007.)
Environmental Situation Assessment: Trinidad and Tobago. A few years ago, I was invited to an interview for a contract position to do some environmental work (program planning, monitoring, and evaluation; policy analysis) in Trinidad and Tobago, so I took a couple of days to examine the environmental situation there. It was pretty disheartening to see how much that country has already "overshot" its ability to feed itself from its own rich agricultural resources. During the interview, I showed my analysis to the government official. It was rather evident that he did not like what he saw, and that he did not appreciate my publicizing the fact that his country had already passed the point at which it could support itself from its own food sources (as many other countries have also done). I didn't get the job, but the paper I presented to the official is still interesting reading. The country's population now exceeds its carrying capacity, and when fossil fuels run out, many Trinidadians will die of hunger.
Box-Jenkins Forecasting Program. This computer program performs the analysis required to develop the most common Box-Jenkins models. Download both the program and the sample data file. The data must be stored in a text file (.txt), separated by commas (i.e., a "CSV" file format). Copy the program and the sample data file into any folder on your hard drive. If you encounter any problems, please contact me at email@example.com . To download the program, right-click on the following file name, and select "Save Target As...": BoxJenkinsForecastingProgram.exe . To download the sample data file, right-click on the following file name, and select "Save Target As...": LogTicketSales.txt. After downloading these two files, navigate to where you stored them and double-click on the program (the .exe file) (or right-click on the program and select "Open" or "Run"). When the program asks you to select the data file, navigate to where you stored it and select it. (6 February 2009)
The Box-Jenkins Forecasting Technique. This paper describes the Box-Jenkins forecasting technique (using autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) models), and compares it to other mathematical forecasting techniques. (28 August 2006.)
TIMES Box-Jenkins Forecasting Technique, Reference Manual, Volume I, Technical Background. This paper describes the mathematical theory of the Box-Jenkins forecasting technique (using autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) models). (7 September 2006.) (Note: This report contains many mathematical formulas, constructed using the Microsoft Equation 3.0 system of Microsoft Word 2002. For some web browsers, these formulas (819 of them) may not display properly in the hypertext (.htm) version of the report, and they are slow to "load." For this reason, this document is posted only in the Microsoft Word 2002 (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) versions. The paper is rather long (45 pages of technical text), so allow a minute or so for the file to download.)
Mathematical Forecasting Using the Box-Jenkins Methodology. Briefing slides for a talk about mathematical forecasting using the Box-Jenkins methods. This paper describes the mathematical theory of the Box-Jenkins forecasting technique (using autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) models). (7 February 2007.) (Note: This report contains a number of mathematical formulas, constructed using the Microsoft Equation 3.0 system of Microsoft Word 2002. For some web browsers, these formulas (61 of them) may not display properly in the hypertext (.htm) version of the report, and they are slow to "load." For this reason, this document is posted only in the Microsoft Word 2002 (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) versions.)
Historical Note on TIMES. The first commercially available general-purpose Box-Jenkins forecasting program, TIMES, was developed by Joseph George Caldwell in the late 1960s and early 1970s, while he was with Lambda Corporation. Someone inquired recently how the program was marketed. The marketing was done principally by two mailed flyers. Here are copies of them, and a copy of a flyer for a forecasting system (developed by Caldwell) designed to estimate stock volatility using Box-Jenkins models.
A Lagrangian Approach to Customer Relationship Management: Variable-Rate Pricing Strategy. This paper describes an optimization-based approach to customer relationship management (CRM), and illustrates the methodology with an application to the problem of determining a variable-rate pricing model for banking loan products. The methodology employed to solve the problem is Everett's Generalized Lagrange Multiplier (GLM) method. (9 August 2006.)
Some mathematical theory of global nuclear war. These articles present the basic mathematical theory of global nuclear war and missile defense. (Articles written July-August 2001, summarizing work done mainly in 1967-72.)
Optimal Warfare Strategies
The following articles present a mathematical solution to the problem of determining an optimal attack, i.e., an attack (allocation of weapons to targets) that maximizes a specified "payoff" function. The payoff function may be expected damage to a set of targets (e.g., population killed, targets destroyed) or any other target-related characteristic (e.g., commercial energy capacity destroyed, biodiversity threat reduction). If a defense is present (e.g., the attacker uses ballistic missiles and the defender has a national missile defense system in place), the defense is also optimized (to minimize the payoff function.
The complexity of the problem varies, depending on how much detail is considered, and on whether some form of defense is involved. The "no-defense" case applies, for example, to the use of a "suitcase-bomb" attack, or a missile attack against an enemy having no missile defense.
The optimal attacks used in Can America Survive? are special cases of Case 1 below.
Analytical and Conceptual Frameworks for Automated Scenario Generation: Application to Tactical Theater Air Warfare. This article present frameworks for tactical theater air warfare, but the material is general and can be applied to other warfare contexts. These concepts were applied, for example, in the development of an automated scenario generation system (the Vista Scenarist) for non-communications electronic warfare systems. (Material written in 1989.)
Here is a copy of the report from which the preceding was extracted. It was originally produced using WordPerfect 4.2, and this version, converted to Microsoft Word, has some formatting issues. htm pdf
Scenarist summary: Caldwell, J. G., "Scenarist Automated Scenario Generation System," article accepted for publication (but not published because of inability to contact author for final approval) in SIGNAL Magazine (official publication of the Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association), 1992.
Here is a copy of some of the documents produced by the Scenarist development project. The original project documentation was produced using WordPerfect 4.2, and these versions, converted to Microsoft Word, have some issues (formatting, lack of graphics, missing appendices).
Fast Algorithms: Here is a copy of a report on "fast algorithms" (Improved Algorithms for Estimation, Prediction and Control). It was originally produced using WordPerfect 4.2, and this version, converted to Microsoft Word, has some formatting issues (e.g., underscoring, subscripting). htm pdf
Artificial Intelligence and Modeling and Simulation: Paper presented to the Eleventh Annual Technical Seminar, Arizona Chapter of Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), Sierra Vista, Arizona, March 9-10, 1988. htm pdf
historical note on Lambda Corporation, Hugh Everett III and John Nash. Some background on the time and
place in which the "mathematical theory" was developed. (
Value-Added Tax: A New Tax System for the
Graphics from the hard-copy book that are not included in the above:
The Story of
Civilization: A Child's Primer of Economics. A fable about the history of
the world, from an economic perspective (
Marching. A photo by Ina Varella Bradridge, May 20, 2002, Dili,
Click here to see photo.
Model for East Timor
The Crisis of Democracy in East Timor (16 June 2006, updated 13 July 2006.)
On John Perkins' Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, and Its Relevance to East Timor (29 December 2006, updated 20 May 2007.)
Miscellaneous Articles; mostly chronological
The articles of this section have been placed in other sections, or removed.
How to Play
the Guitar by Ear (for mathematicians and physicists) explains the theory of music in terms
understandable to a person with a technical background, and describes how to
learn to strum chords to accompany popular songs in any key, by ear. Free
lyrics. Free country lyrics. Lyrics for children's songs, gospel
songs, Christmas songs, and older popular songs. Guitar chords.
Click here to view additional music items (lyrics, recordings).
Joseph Caldwell Bridge Bidding System. A simplified bridge bidding system. (4 October 2012)
Duplicate Bridge Methods for Baby Boomers with Emphasis on High-Power, Low-Complexity Methods, by John Memory, JD, PhD.
Click here for pdf version.
Proposal to Transform Freemasonry (1 December 2006.)
Restoration of the Masonic Temple in Monrovia, Liberia (16 August 2009.)
How I Came to Know Rudolf Steiner. A human-interest story (of possible interest to those who have tried to meditate, without much apparent success). (26 October 2002, corrected 5 November 2002.)
The New Age
Foundation New Age Calendar
The Good Life The good life is one inspired by desire, guided by love, and facilitated (enabled) by knowledge. My views versus those of Bertrand Russell. (17 October 2004.)
Earth Is God's Dime Novel Personal observations on metaphysics. (28 November 2004, updated 11 December 2004.)
Bulwer-Lytton: Agharta, Shambhala, Vril and the Occult Roots of Nazi
The Battle for Earth (Outline): The Good-Evil Index; The Amazing Feature of the Good-Evil Index; The Many Concurrent Battles to Take Over Earth; Alien Invasion; Global Industrialization; Christianity and Islam; Judaism; The Illuminati; The Great White Brotherhood / Universal Brotherhood; Foundation (13 January 2005.)
Invasion of Earth: Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs, Flying
Saucers), Alien Abductions, Crop Circles, and More
On Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God, and The New Revelations. A comparison of Walsch's views to my own. Discussion of moral relativism. (12 April 2003, updated 28 April 2003.) (This article focuses on Walsch's views relative to the current planetary environmental crisis. For a more general criticism of Neale Donald Walsch's views, see, for example, http://spoirier.lautre.net/walsch.html .)
Popes: St. Malachy's prophecies concerning the End of the Age (
Invasion of Earth: Strategy for Planetary Conquest (
Vindicated: Sir Isaac Newton and Einstein's Theory of Relativity (
The War of the World: The End Game (27 May 2005, updated 3 June 2005.)
Miscellany: Sketches of articles that might have been. A Cultural Difference (An African Perspective); The Frog and the Pot of Water; The Prophecy of the Eagle and the Condor; US Department of Agriculture Endorses Complete Destruction of American Farmland; Apply John Nash's Nonzero-Sum Game Theory to Solve the World's Environmental Problem; Who Killed Cock Robin?: The Case for War against Brazil to Save the Rain Forest; The Role of Compound Interest (14 May 2004.)
Miscellany2 Observations on this week's reading. Preserving Biodiversity: The Only Game in Town; The Real Cause of 9/11; Witchcraft in Africa: Gaining Recognition; Democracy vs. Self-Determination; Winning the War in Iraq -- Making Progress!; Fighting the Last War: Why the War on Terrorism is Irrelevant; The Game of Life on Earth: Michael Newton's Journey of Souls; Take a Stand -- Be Judgmental!; Retirement: The Choice of Culture vs. Materialism; Some Comments on Neale Donald Walsch's Tommorrow's God; Oxymorons That Just Won't Go Away: Sustainable Growth, Sustainable Development; The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI); Professor Albert A. Bartlett (23 May 2004.)
Miscellany3: Observations on this week's reading. On a Remark by Mohandes K. Gandhi; On the Resignation of CIA Director George Tenet; On a Line in Troy; On Jeffrey Sachs' "Doing the Sums in Africa" (6 June 2004, updated 8 June 2004.)
on this week's reading and conversation. The AIDS Conspiracy; Jeffrey
Sachs on Debt Relief; On Creationism versus Evolution; Recolonizing Afria;
Using the Computer Like a Typewriter (
Miscellany5: Observations on the past month's news and reading. The Next Green Revolution; How Modern Man Treats Vicunas; The Loss of Britain; Modest Hospital Gowns for Moslem Women; Some Notes on Strategy for Fighting Terrorism; Rainforest Destruction in Brazil; E-Waste; The 9/11 Charade; The US Election: Tyranny of the Minority; Catholics on Feminism; Cambodia, Rwanda and Sudan: Precursors of Things to Come; The Minimal Regret Society (22 August 2004, updated 23 August 2004.)
Miscellany6: Commentary on the past month's news and reading. Shall I Continue?; Hubbert’s Peak; Jessica Williams; A Country Filled with Spies; Bush Suggests War on Terror Cannot Be Won; Bertrand Russell and Neale Donald Walsch; The Way of the Warrior; Culture Change; What’s In a Name? (12 September 2004.)
Miscellany7: Commentary on the past month's news and reading. Some Remarks on Immigration; John E. Mack; Minette Marrin; Spain’s Water Problem; Humiliation vs. Beheading; Bushmen Losing Out; Cheney and Kerry on Sensitive War; Tobacco Companies’ Troubles; Christopher Reeve (24 October 2004.)
Miscellany8: Men in Black; Overhauling the UN; The Burma Campaign; Remembering Treviso, Italy; Roy Clarke on Corruption; No Man Can Do It Alone; An Africaaner Prayer (7 November 2004, updated 11 December 2004.)
Miscellany9: A Prayer
for Ishmael; Eschew Obfuscation (
Miscellany10: The Tsunami; More on HIV/AIDS; More on Immigration; Congo Exterminating the Pygmy Chimpanzees; The Chinese-Trader Rhino Man; Poverty in Zambia; Killing Dixie; Retinal Detachment; the Power of Prayer (9 January 2005, updated 8 September 2005, 20 May 2007.)
Miscellany11: Democracy Israeli Style; Culture Creep; Americas Approach to Wide-Screen TVs; The Cost of an Adopted Orphan; The Cost of Health Care in the US; Losing the War in Iraq; Losing the War against the Alien Invasion; US Citizenship for Sale; On Pat Robertsons Remark Concerning the Assassination of Hugo Chavez; The Fair Tax; Gross Misuse of the Social Security Number; The So-Called Right to Privacy (25 August 2005, updated 2 September 2005.)
Miscellany12: Understanding the US Response to Hurricane Katrina; One More Cost of Mass Immigration (14 September 2005, revised 19 September 2005.)
Miscellany13: The Hypocrisy of Democracy (18 February 2006.)
Miscellany14: Cannibalism Alive and Well in America; Tort Reform; The American System of Waste; The Bishop of London; Athena to Telemachus; The State of the US Economy; A Glimmer of Hope; Murder Is a Local Matter, unless It Has Political Potential; Will President Bush Be Assassinated in 2006?; The Quality of Life in Haiti under Democracy; American Grammar Has Gone to the Dogs!; No Spare Time; Jesse Jackson; Lester Browns Plan B Didnt Work On to Plan C!; The Loss of Free Television; Remembering Pearl Harbor; The Loss of Quality "Free" Television (18 February 2006.)
The Last Days of the
Miscellany17: More on Mass Immigration: The US Government Want Mass Immigration, Legal or Otherwise; Dont Solve the Problem, Just Spend Money on It; The Wrong Reasons for Stopping Immigration; Legal Immigrants Are More Destructive Than Illegal Ones; Florida Has Now Been Ruined: On to South Carolina; The Rise of Aztlan; Our Nineteen-Year-Olds Wont Work?; Instate Tuition for Illegal Aliens, but Not for Americans from Other States!; Ten Thousand Acres per Day Being Destroyed by Immmigration; Temporary Visas -- Another Lie!; Too Few Border Agents?; Immigrants Are Murdering US Citizens; The US Is No Longer a "People"; Bush Calls the Minutemen Vigilantes; With the Country Filled with Aliens, It Is Necessary to Spy on US CItizens; 200 Border Violations by the Mexican Army; Mass Immigration Has Destroyed America, and There Is No Turning Back; Next Step Revolution! (18 February 2006.)
Miscellany18: Removing Social Security Numbers -- About Time!; What Would Human Beings Do with Access to Massive Energy Supplies?; Wikipedia Bans Congress; American Government Priorities Do Not Include the Middle Class; Big Plans for Nuclear Energy; What's in a Word? Semantics Is Important! The Iraqi People?; The Olduvai Theory; A Chocolate New Orleans?; Medical Insurance Has Driven the Cost of US Health Care to Absurd Levels; Why Do Razor Blades Not Last Longr?; Oil Changes; Did Dr. Arthur Agatson (South Beach Diet) Sell Out?; Where Has All the Flavor Gone? (18 February 2006, updated 23 April 2009.)
Miscellany19: The Last Great War; What Are the Islamists Waiting For?; The Mohammed Cartoons (18 February 2006.)
Miscellany20: Mega Waste Landfills in South Carolina (6 March 2006.)
The Fatal Flaw of Democracy; More on the Imminent Demise of the
Miscellany22: US Government: Ship of Fools?; The Broken US Health-Care System (30 March 2006, updated 3 April 2006, minor edits 13 July 2006.)
Miscellany23: Immigration Is Destroying America; Carlos Fuentes on Immigration (9 April 2006, minor edits 13 July 2006.)
Miscellany24: Solomon Islands: Mass Immigration + Democracy = Lost Country; Mass Deportation Is a Natural Response to Mass Illegal Immigration; The Amazing Story behind Corona Beers Phenomenal Success; A Country Model for East Timor (1 May 2006, minor edits 13 July 2006.)
Miscellany25: Natural Yogurt in Australia; Australian Wine: No Added Sulfites, No Headaches!; Sulfites in Wine; Cold Medicine Additive PPA: A Tragic Tale; Russias Declining Population; The Cassiopaea Transcripts; The Epidemic of Theft of Private Data; Atmospheric Pollution by Aircraft -- "Tragedy of the Commons" All Over Again; Bill Gates Philanthropy; Why Reward Illegal Aliens with US Citizenship?; Bali -- Another Example of Terminal Development; The Case for Nuclear Fusion; The Economic Development Lie; The Selective Enforcement of Intellectual Property Laws; The US Will Ask Mexico for Permission to Build a Border Wall?; The Crisis of Democracy in East Timor (16 June 2006, updated 13 July 2006, 17 December 2006, 11 March 2007, 23 April 2009.)
Miscellany26: On Symbols (21 June 2006; minor edits 13 July 2006, 17 July 2006.)
Miscellany27: On Neale Donald Walschs Home with God; Middle-East Tourism in Indonesia; Israel and Palestine Will It Ever End?; Israel Will Not Negotiate with Terrorists Now Thats a Laugh!; The Cruel Practice of Exporting Labor; The Dutch Get Smart about Immigration; Lip Service to Saving the Environment; Pollution of the Atmosphere by Jet Airplanes; Bikinis Celebrate Sixty Years; Round Up Illegal Immigrants?; The 2006 Australian Psychic Expo (11 July 2006; minor edits 13 July 2006, 17 July 2006.)
Miscellany28: Some Nonmonetary Costs of Immigration (14 July 2006; augmented 15 July 2006.)
Miscellany29: A Visit to the Relatives; Ben-Gurion; Charles Engelhard and Goldfinger; Earth Destruction; Premonition; Going Home; US Fails to Deport Chinese Immigrants; US Judge Refuses to Uphold Immigration Law; ICE Refuses to Deport Illegal Alien; US Government Refuses to Act on Immigration; Empty Chinese Shipping Containers; US Convicts Agents and Frees the Criminal; Parklands Free Delivery of Anchor Babies; All Mass Immigration Is Bad; High-Tech Soldiers Cannot Win in Iraq; I Told You So (Iraq, Racial Profiling; Avoiding Blame in 9/11; Rumsfeld to Hilary: My Goodness; Why Boycott Cuba and Not China; Using Willies Biodiesel Means Killing People; Do Hot Dogs Cause Cancer?; Low-Cost Medicine: A Crime against Capitalism; The Latest Drug Scam: Take Fosamax, Get GERD, and then Take Nexium; Thank God Im a Country Boy; Talladega Nights; No Loitering; Mother Theresa and Abe Lincoln; Fish Dont Swim with Their Fins; Osmosis Is Not the Answer (18 August 2006.)
Miscellany30: US Population Explosion; If You Dont Know Who You Are ; Swiss Asylum; Learn about Coal; US Government Treason; The Border Wall Wont Work; Diversity Increases in US; Apocalypse; Jean Raspail; Iraq Is Breaking Up; Shaming Punishments; Vote for None of the Above; Cancer Treatment; The Growth Economy; Katy Couric; H-1B Visas; Take This Job and Ship It!; Patrick Buchanans State of Emergency; Why Cant Johnny Read or Do Arithmetic?; One More Cost of the War in Iraq; Islamo-Fascists?; Oaths of Office; E. O. Wilsons The Creation; The Border Patrol Verdicts; Local Attempts to Control Illegal Immigration; Lou Dobbs Is Wrong: All Mass Immigration Legal or Otherwise Is Bad for the US; War on the Middle Class; The Assault on Privacy; Ibuprofin Kills!; Barack Obama Our Next President? Not a Chance (19 October 2006.)
Miscellany31: Who Killed the Electric Car? (13 December 2006.)
Miscellany32: None of the Above; US Cant Deport Chinese; Bill Richardson Seeks Pardon for Illegal Alien; One in Seven Mexican Workers Now in US; Milt Friedman Dies; A Remark by Gen. George S. Patton; Low Food Security; Easy Credit; 30,000 undeserved US Citizenships Granted; Building Roads to Nowhere; US Cannot Support Army of 150,000; Iraq Study Group Report; Some Interesting Reading; The Year of the Apology; No Percentages on Wine and Beer Labels; Jewish Ban on Christmas Trees; Hoover Dies; Groupers Are Friends; Abrupt Climate Change; Quote of the Day; Effects of Mass Immigration; The Grand Deception about Mass Immigration; Racial Profiling; US Population Explosion (13 December 2006.)
Miscellany33: Why Cant This Veal Calf Walk? (13 December 2006.)
Miscellany34: Hormone Therapy; Wal-Mart Not to Blame; US Wages; The Decline of Quality; US Leaders Are Pronounced Idiots; Medical Insurance at Zero Cost!; Homework a Waste of Time; America: A Prison Society; The Cost of a Border Fence; Illegal Aliens Kill More Americans than Die in Iraq War; Partitioning Iraq; Gillette Blue Blades (14 December 2006.)
Miscellany35: Harmful Food Additives (15 December 2006; updated 23 April 2009, 30 April 2009, 7 May 2009.)
Miscellany36: The Demise of Israel? (16 December 2006.)
Miscellany 37: Time Magazine; Californication; US-Mexico Border Fence; Bush Courts Assassination; Duke Rape Case; Remembering Martin Luther King; US Lies over Iraq; Instate Tuition for Illegal Aliens; Schwarzeneggers Evil Ploy: Mandatory Health Insurance; Mandated Cowardice; Americans Killed by Illegal Immigrants; Ibuprofin Kills; Cost of the War in Iraq; Environmental Destruction from Immigration; Churchill; Henry Ford and Evolution; All Illegal Aliens Are Criminals; Laotians Eat Dogs; How Can the US Criticize Terrorists?; US Leaders Encourage Destruction of US; Donating Used Clothing Destroys Jobs; Cloned Food Is Dangerous; State of the Union Address on Illegal Immigration; Iran: the US Is a Paper Tiger; Rock and Roll is NOT Black Music!; Rapid Population Growth Destroys Everything; Nikola Tesla; Lou Dobbs Criticized; Snowflakes; Southern Accents; Einsteins Big Idea; Nostradamus; Childhood Memories (25 January 2007.)
Miscellany 38: The March Against the Iraq War; The End of the Good Life; Partition Iraq?; The Advantage of Telling the Truth; Democracys Fatal Flaw; Economic Growth Cannot Continue; China and Human Rights; Climate Change; The US Prison Society; Is China a Serious Threat?; US Guestworker Program Already in Place; Remittances by Illegal Aliens; Border Patrol Agents Imprisoned; US Treachery (8 February 2007.)
Miscellany 39: Whom Will the US Invade Next over Oil? (10 February 2007.)
Miscellany 40: A Critique of the New Microsoft Vista Operating System (11 March 2007; updated 13 March 2007, 4 April 2007.)
Miscellany 41: Observations since March: Recent Activities; My Alien Implant; The Bloods and the Crips On My Doorstep; Shock Absorbers: One More Icon of the American System of Waste; The Cost of a Mattress; Bad Peanut Butter Spreads to the Third World; The Benefit of Exercise; Whites Need Not Apply; Natural Cures / Home Remedies; The Rust Destroys the Steel; The Reason for the Obesity Epidemic?; Rewriting American History; George Bush on Climate Change; Nobodys Worth $200 Million; Nooses?; Immigration Finally Hits Home; No Down Payment Required; US Homes for Illegal Alien Drug Smugglers; The US Home Security Racket; The Illusionist; The High Cost of Knock-Offs; Free Music; No Respect for Ahmadinejad; Children Play Indoors Now; Bad Real Estate Contracts; Whatever Happened to the Greenwich Meridian?; Leprosy Skyrocketing; Not Invented Here; Avoiding a Humanitarian Disaster in Iraq; General David Grange on the Iraq War; Bodies Protected, Faces Ravaged; The Discrediting of Che Guevara; Ann Coulter Interview; Conservation Will Help? Rubbish!; Tesla, Not Marconi, Invented Radio; The White Mans Burden; Georgia Chain Gangs; No One Dresses Up Anymore; Recent Critiques on Religion; Hyperinflation in the US; Neale Donald Walsch Is from Spartanburg; Plans for Coal-Fired Plants Dropped; Hal Lindseys Prediction about the Demise of Israel; Blue Jeans Are Farmers Pants; Another Case of Terminal Development; None of the Above: The Democrats Are the Same as the Republicans; Whats In a Name, Hillary Clinton; The US Border Fence Should Be Cancelled? (8 October 2007.)
Miscellany 42: US Hypocrisy in Kosovo; Only Whites Can Be Racist; The Kennedys Endorse Obama; Fishing in Sierra Leone; Observing Presidents Day; Weaving a Flaw into a Rug; America Favors Illegal Immigrants over Its Own Citizens; Sharing Rooms on Business Trips; Euphemisms; The US Government Caused the Mortgage Crisis; Organized Religion Serves the State; The Advantage of Speaking English; Whatever Happened to Paul Wolfowitz?; If We Leave Iraq It Will Be a Disaster; The US Government Wages War on the Middle Class; US Presidential Candidates Are Duplicitous Dissimulators; Roger Milliken Knows the Score; The US Government is Systematically Destroying the US Middle Class; Life Is Like a Football Game; The Yellow Sun; Security at US Embassies; Mass Deportation Now!; All Immigration Is Destroying the US, Not Just Illegal Immigration; A Tale of Two Countries: The United States and Russia; Eugenics: US Illuminati Working to Improve US Gene Pool; Hitlers Consternation; Star Wars; Building Temporary Homes for a Temporary Society; Radical Egalitarianism: Alive and Well In US Schools; Ralph Nader for President; Sleepless in Monrovia; Masdar, the Green City (19 February 2008; updated 25 February 2008, corrected 11 May 2008.)
Miscellany 43: Fertility Doctors Should Pay for Babies; Send the Liberians Home Immediately; Legalize Drugs; Eugenics and Cannibalization Are Alive and Well in the United States; William Shatners Response to an Awkward Question; The Novtel Designed for Natural Living; The US Treats Its Clowns Better than Its Philosophers; A Good Wine; Bill Clinton: Dont blame me -- its not my fault (16 March 2009, updated 6 April 2009.)
Miscellany 44: Joseph George Caldwell's Predictions for 2009 (16 April 2009.)
Miscellany 45: Is Sonia Sotomayor Racist? Is Sonia Sotomayor a Racist? (1 June 2009, updated 4 June 2009.)
Miscellany 46: On Health Care Reform (21 August 2009.)
Miscellany 47: Do You Eat Bug Juice?; J. Willard Marriott Quote; The Rising Cost of Gumballs; Health Insurance Is the Problem, Not the Solution; Inept Management, Inept Leadership; A Point of View; Irving Berlin and the Black Keys; Two One-Chord Songs; Millionaires in the White House; A Comment by Jay Leno; Debt Creation to Stimulate the Economy; Postal Rate Increases; Eugenics Is Alive and Well in the US; Forex Trading for Everyone!; Increasing Population Leads to Violent Deaths; Good Always Wins over Evil? Better to Ask for Forgiveness than to Ask for Permission?; Ralf Hotchkisss $175 Wheelchair; Tom Selleck on Calvin Coolidge; Does God Exist? The ACORN Scandal: David and Goliath; Only Whites Can Be Racist, and Only Whites Can Do Racial Profiling; Health Care for Illegal Immigrants; Credit-Card Fees; Military-Service Path to Citizenship; Electric Cars and Trains; Singer Billy Walker; On Remembering Robert McNamara; On Remembering Ted Kennedy; Why Do Spirits Lie? Allergies Are Psychosomatic; Am I a Direct Descendant of Conan the Conqueror?; Parallel Universes / Physics / Spiritualism; On Dan Browns The Lost Symbol; Deport All Illegal Aliens Immediately; Lester Browns Plan B 4.0 (16 September 2009, updated 31 December 2009 ("Why Do Spirits Lie?").)
Miscellany 48: Why Should I Be a Missionary? (22 October 2009.)
Miscellany 49: President Obama Is a Traitor; President Obama Does Not Deserve the Nobel Peace Prize; President Obamas Duplicity; President Obama Is Redistributing Wealth; End the Sports Franchise; Nonproductive Lawyers; US Public Denied Knowledge of Bailout-Fund Uses; Americas Debased Currency; A VAT Tax for the US?; You May Charge Interest Only to Enemies!; Spirituality; Plato Was Right; The Last Ferry in America; US Health Care: No Free Lunch; Ladies-Only Buses in Mexico City; Regression to the Mean?; A $1,500 Car for America?; Throw the Bums Out!; Good Times Are Back!; Slow Down before Braking; What Is Really Important?; US Government Abets Illegal Aliens (29 October 2009.)
Miscellany 50: On Jay Hansons America 2.0; Health Insurance Reform; Mercury Lamps; Single-Purpose Bills; Black-Culture Morality; Winston Churchill on Success; Internet Download Speed; The Reason for Individual Cars; Why Conservation Fails; Another Indicator of Inflation; Why Do Economists Want Inflation?; Whats in a Word?; Fake Art in the White House?; Political Correctness; Where Is Competition?; The Coming of the Electric Car; The Greatest Trade Ever; The Return of Slavery; Barack Obama: The Greatest Mass Murderer of All Time?; Michelle Obamas Ancestors Are from Spartanburg; The Missing Children; A Free Ride for Illegal Aliens Jail for US Citizens!; Divine Right of Kings (12 November 2009; updated 15 November 2009.)
Miscellany 51: Apparent Wind Speed and True Wind Speed (7 December 2009, revised 9 December 2009, minor edits 9 February 2010.)
Miscellany 52: The Wave; United States Government Lies and Treachery; Freedom in Small Things; The Absurd US Population Policy; Ball Lightning; Our Debt-Based Money System; Selling the Benefits; Willing to Die for Ones Faith; True Hoaxes? The Georgia Guidestones; Mass Immigration Is Destroying America; On the Definition of Rights; The Power of Economic Incentive; Keeping Cuban Cigars out of the US; The Purpose of Sports; Constructive Criticism; Why Do I Not Criticize Obama? Or Ben Bernanke?; Haiti Is Not a Natural Disaster; We Are All Slaves, Only Our Masters Change; Haitian Coffee; French Bread; Word War III Is Imminent; Love; 19 Children; Perry Tuttle; Designer Babies; Eugenics in the US; Dr. Andrew Wakefield; The Christmas-Day Bomber; Diversity at Vanity Fair; Revolution in the USA; The Great Stock Market Crash of 2010 (5 February 2010; minor edits 8 February 2010, 7 March 20120 (to The Wave).)
Miscellany 53: Death by Illegal Alien; Destroying Strawberries; RIP Hummer; Regression to the Mean; Knowledge-Based Belief; Spend the Oil; Obama Promised Change; Cashless Cabins; Abraham Lincoln Quotes; US Design Life; AIG Is Selling Credit Default Swaps Again? US President Pimps; The Dream Act; Government Arrogance; Ben Bernanke and Monetization of the US Debt; Katrina Five Years Later; Economics Is the Science of Scarcity; US Government Destroys Manufacturing; No Pork on Air France; The Ultimate Weapon of Mass Destruction; The Cost of the Economic Stimulus; This Real Issue Is Immigration, not Illegal Immigration; The Value of Experience; The Pope in London; RIP Incandescent Light Bulbs; The De-development of America; The Not-Invented-Here (NIH) Syndrome; Eugenics in the US; Where Does Obama Stand?; Infanticide; Botswana Genocide; A Quick Solution to the US Unemployment Problem; Eschatology; Word Meanings; No Free Lunch; Memory; Fish Oil; Killing an Elk; The Anti-Missile System; The Iraq War; US Housing Policy; The Free Will; Imperative; To Do Good; Repeal MLK Day; Affirmative Action; Millennium Challenge Corporation; Cap and Trade; World War II: A Preview of Things to Come; Carter Criticizes Kennedy; Our Best Minds? The American Way; Relocating Iraqis to the US (14 December 2010; updated 15 December 2010.)
Miscellany 54: Review of Paul Krugman's The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008 (18 December 2010; updated 19 December 2010.)
Miscellany 55: The Widening Income Distribution in the United States (30 December 2010.)
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Miscellany 57: Exorbitant Health Care Markups for the Uninsured; Donald Trumps Bragging Rights; US Government Lies about the Rate of Inflation; Global Inflation; The End Result of Inflation; Dancing on the Head of a Pin; Is Obama A Natural-Born Citizen?;Home-Grown Terrorists; War and Wealth; Night-Light Rip-off; I want my life back; You Will Have to Read It to See Whats in It; Exorbitant CEO Pay; An Interesting Conspiracy Theory; The Price of Gas, and a Red Herring; US Jobs Recovery; The US Sports Monopoly; Why Israel Doesnt Care about Peace; Faith-Based Initiatives; Islands for Sale; The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster; Crocodile Tears; Who Should Be Punished for Wikileaks?; The Severest Form of Punishment; Burning the Koran; Presidential Medal of Freedom; The Worlds Biggest Scam?; Socializing the Cost and Privatizing the Benefits; Crimes against Humanity (26 April 2011; updated 27 April 2011, 28 April 2011, 19 My 2015 (reference to The Warning added.)
Miscellany 58: Laura Knight-Jadczyk, Oct 15th 2011, at the World Trade Center (7 October 2011, updated 9 October 2011.)
Miscellany 59: Operation Clean Sweep: Round 'Em Up and Head 'Em Out; A More Precise Term for Illegal Immigrant: Invader (22 April 2013.)
US Citizenship for Sale; Never a Republican President Again?; Senator Lindsey
Graham’s Telephone Town Hall Meeting; A. C. Grayling on Terrorism; On Dan
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On Bradley Manning and Nidal Malik Hasan; On Hillary Clinton; On Gay Marriage;
On Islamic Terrorists
Who Am I? What qualifies me to make accurate statements and not just prophecies about nature and the human relationship to the environment? A response to a reader, amplified. (18 October 2004.)
Am I a Racist? A response to a reader's query. (29 November 2004.)
Some poems from my childhood: A Legend of the Northland; The Little Dog under the Wagon; Make Me a Friend (29 January 2005; Legend corrected 15 March 2014; Little Dog updated 19 May 2015.)
Diary of Edna Mary Conant Caldwell (great grandmother of Joseph George Caldwell) (29 March 2006.)
A Note on Edna Mary Conant Caldwell and Roger Conant (31 January 2013.)
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Resumes (12 November 2016.)
Curriculum Vitae (EU format) (12 November 2016.)
Summary of PhD Dissertation: Bose, R. C. and J. G. Caldwell, "Synchronizable Error Correcting Codes," Information and Control, 10, 1967. Posted at http://www.foundationwebsite.org/SynchronizableErrorCorrectingCodes.pdf .
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George Caldwell Speaks, Volume 1: Introduction; The Last Popes; It's the Oil, Stupid; Who Killed Cock Robin?; Preserving Biodiversity; The Real Cause of 9/11; Tyranny of the Minority; Men in Black (On Immigration); The Chinese-Trader Rhino Man; A Charge of Treason (Impeach