How I succeeded in Angel Capital is not a children’s story, but rather a long and convoluted history of innovation, resilience, and smarts — and their application in a setting of a garden — and it has to be told as such.

It is not a talk about returns, about wealth and jobs creation either. Nor is it a romantic soap story about superheroes and villains, or a damsel in distress and the knights of the round table coming to her rescue.

It’s not my story about building wi-fi, or any of the great innovations that I happened to have worked upon, either.

It is not a corporate IPO story or a boast about my multiple exits, or the myriad of StartUps that I created, or helped built either.

Neither it is a story about a Mars-shot a Moonshot, or a Venus-shot.

It is not even about the Uberization of our shared Economy, or about the non sensical Silicon Valley landscape that I helped torment.

But it is a full accounting and a story about the many people who crossed the path of my Life and helped me create a plentiful garden that inspires and delights all who enter into it. And it is the story of a plentiful garden of Eden that has borne fruit for all who needed it, or wanted to partake in the feast – slithering animus included.

And yes it certainly is, an account of Ivanhoe speaking about Reason, Innovation, and Gardening, to those princes, knights, and nobles, seated around my “non-round” table for our communal gatherings of joy, troy, and laughter.

To be a real gardener is no small potatoes… and to make a wild garden with a few seeds, a few straws, some clippings, and the habits of nature — is truly a Great Thing.

But the most important thing is to have water. Water makes all Life possible and is certainly the pivotal feature of all great plantings and is also what allows the living skin of our planet to exist: The great forests like the Amazonas rainforest.


Now let’s simply start from the start:

When you go starting out as a gardener, you have to learn your seeds. Then your styles, and plant varieties. Then you ought to learn all you can about the soil, the seasons, the weather, and the pairing of plants and ecosystems. Gardening involves creating the young shoots in a hothouse, choosing carefully the plants we want to rear, having the strategic design ideas, and also planting seedstock strategically all around the young plants — is the start. But keep in mind that one straw alone can cause a revolution. That is, if you are keen on it and you engage nature’s ways of natural growth and seasonal harmony. Because only when Nature is allowed to help your growth, you shall succeed. Of course never shy away from planting and watering your seeds, and your long straws, along with your green shouts, in a friendly sort of way.

This is all you need to know as a Good gardener, whether you set out to built a backyard vegetable and spice garden, or you have the luxury of creating an English garden with wild areas, forests, meadows, water features, streams, and rivers, or maybe you get lucky to design an Amazon rainforest, or the Yellowstone park. Any one of these requires some measure of intelligent design and then all the other particular skills of a humble gardener who always remembers Ezekiel’s admonition, because growth has it’s seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again… and we ought to plan and plant accordingly.

But now let’s take some things from somewhere towards the end, and we are gonna circle round, and work our way back and forth in time so that we can have a view of Life like a post industrial film — like the film scripts written and staged by the inimitable Coen brothers, or Michael Tarantino, or even by the infamous Wachowskis. You see, I like films, and I like movies too — and if you know the difference between the two, then you can be my Friend as well.

I set out to be a green thumb early on because I liked to travel and experience different things. So I set out to tinker all the way as a young Hamster tinkering with radio frame and transceivers and communicating with people all over the world when I was going to boarding schools as a child. Ham radio is not a lost science although it’s esoteric enough to be especially useful to all communications protocols. And going back in time I always built communication companies starting back in 1979 to 1985 when I had my first successes in company building. That is when I got to built single product companies that solved major problems in the budding Mobile Telephony that was starting out then. So I built the solution and I went to sell it to the top bidder among the first builders of the mobile cell networks, and the very first mobile telephone manufacturers and technology providers. And of course I did that while going to University, and naturally dropped out of it, still taking full advantage of the engineering and the computer labs there…

By the time I got back to school, I had already built six (6) startup companies and successfully sold all of them, ix in total Startups, that helped finance a couple of “round the world” cultural exotic travels that took far too many months, and perhaps many years, because I went “native” in all the right places like a modern day Ulysses — before I went back to my Penelope in my chosen “Ithaca” in order to finish my first University degree at the University of Washington in Seattle, to spawn upriver like the returnign Salmon, and to resume my company building days and my social enterprise endeavors. Meanwhile I helped and invested in the first Mobile Chinese company because I had seen the movie in the US and it was inevitable that this is how it was going to play in this centrally managed economy too.

Yet in 1985 we had already started working the early stage of the software business for consumers and the web because we saw what is coming down the pike in terms of “Convergence” and Communications Revolution through the Internet, and back in 1991 we started the first web ventures, through Satori Software and Internet, through the first web Auctions, being the Pioneer in that Internet Auction space, well before E-Bay was even a glimmer in the eyes of my friend Pierre Omidyar who developed Ebay into the great company it is today.

But before all that, we worked on the first mobile telephony technologies, and that is where I learned that whatever I knew from the Non Profit and Anarchic Pico-Radio and Ham-Radio world, could easily be reapplied to the hugely For Profit, and amazingly Profitable Mobile Communications Telephony world.

The point of all this is that Innovation and Disruption comes in great cyclical waves like the regular tides, and that advance in Innovation, and Society’s appetite for that fruit, waxes and wanes very much like the incoming and the retreating tides following the phases of the moon. That is where the Good Gardener understands the seasonality of the growth and planting seasons and the appropriate actions needed to succeed in your garden design.

You see, more recently in 2008, when developers were fighting to make ringtones, phone trivial games, strange new massively multiplayer games, and short lived comet-like successful game played stories, like Zynga going from failed game maker in 2007 to runaway success in 2009 with Farmville, and all the other wannabes — we had already figured out all the units and all the user experiences, and the ways of leveraging the smart phones, and monetizing on the Apps of the mobile world. In short — we were already seeing the tides shift in another direction, and we were focused on riding that next wave. And things like Ten Cent, and Youku Tudou, or Baidu, AliBabapay, Applepay, digital wallets, and the digital currencies, in China and the US.

Yet, what with the explosion in the Apps space between 2008 and 2014, and what with the amazing rate of conversion from the stupid old phone to the new Smart phones — consumers could barely keep pace with all the fun and productive things one could do on an iPhone and the legion of other smart phones out there and we stuck with it for a bit longer. The development of Android in late 2008, and in 2009 occupied some of our time during that period so that we were recognised in that crowd sourced development too. This gave us pride but also gave us great profit, and earned us knowledge, and recognition on being able to contribute all over again in the wireless technology revolution at it’s nexus of Innovation.

Getting street cred as an Innovator is what’s all about because this is how You get invited to all the cool new things going on out there in the Big World. That is also how you get invited to all the cool parties with all the cool people and get to speak at Great Conference out there. But more importantly this is how you get to have friend in low place where the green hoot of innovation happen at the grassroots level.

So stay low my friends, and don’t let your nose point sky-high or get any exalted idea about yourselves, because only when you are glued with your ears to the ground and with your eyes scanning the Universe you can feel as if you are goon fall off this Earth. And that’s what it takes, if you want to be part of the next wave of Innovation that hasn’t arrived quite yet.

This was also the same way and about the same time back in 2009 that Bitcoin came into existence along with a slew of innovations around the block chain and algorithmic encryption and a hacking renaissance emanating ostensibly from Japan and beyond in Ozzie land.

And once you’ve been around since the time of Pico-Cell Ham Radio revolution that ostensibly in some very real ways allowed “people to people” P2P unfettered communications inside the Top Down Hierarchical and Hugely Controlled Communications of the Soviet Union — and thus hastened the demise of the old Stalinist dark Empire. When people know what is going on by being informed that there are famines not only in the extreme of the Empire but also in Moscow, in Leningrad and in Stalingrad, all at the same time… It is then that the world recognises the Emperor has no Clothes, and when this becomes the accepted reality — that’s how all the revolutions get started.

We’ve done the same things today and for the lat twenty years, with priding Wi-Fi communities with the P2P communications technology that my Foundation gives to all those people in places with authoritarian governments and oppressive regimes. And then you sit back and watch the people sprouting communications networks that are free and untrammelled by the Dictatorial regimes and thus we help people regain their “Voices” and hopefully regaining their freedom at long last… From the Middle East and Iraq, to Tibet and the Myanmar, and from Cuba to Belarus, and Iran, from Uzbekistan and Caucasus, to Dagestan and Chechnya, and from Saudi Arabia, to Bahrein and beyond — we take our smiles where we can find them.

We do this because we believe that when People communicate “freely” You know fully well, that the State of the World is all about peaceful revolutions and thus creative disruption and detraction at the Political status Quo level becomes possible. Communications have a corrosive effect on totalitarian governments mainly because the status Quo does not want to go against a well informed Citizenry since it knows that will be a battle that it cannot win. In the same way we should know who we are choosing for our Leadership positions — we ought to know that we have all the right information in order to make this informed choice. And that “Political Creative Diruption” takes a healthy dose of free communication facilities for the people. That is why in our World view, all the whistleblowers from Daniel Ellsberg who released the Pentagon Papers on the Vietnam War, to the Watergate’s “deep throat” that the Washington Post journalists Woodward and Bernstein used to bring down Richard Nixon, and all the way to today’s Wikileaks through which Julian Asssange, Chelsea Manning, and Edward Snowden have all given us a view of the shadow government operations and the dirty dealing and wanton killings that people like Bill Clinton, Chenney’s bush, Hillary Clinton, and all the other NeoCons have used to discredit America and enrich themselves. These whistleblowers are all hugely important to our Democracy, and are all rather helpful because they give us the tools and the permission to not be wilfully ignorant anymore, so that when we go to the polling booth to cast our Vote — we know Why we vote the way we do.

And that’s how I do my job too. With a healthy dose of Transparency and Crowd sourced wisdom because she you become famous, like me — you also get the posse of sycophant, the entourage of professional accolades, and the too visible public love that comes with the crowd of Golddiggers and the Easy Money crowd. And yet a if that’s not all welcome — you also get the people throwing “Shade” and some haters and the jealousy foxes, and of course you also attract the troll population of lunatic millennials who want to do the same old thing and somehow produce new results all the while chasing the latest and rarest indigoglow Pokemons through traffic. Invariably through successful jiu-jitsu, and Darwinian selection these folks get offed — and You also get rid of the rabid fans, the gold diggers, the millennials, and the crazy bitches hanging all around you hoping that some glitter gonna rub off and stick to them by association.

Some Fans are truly Rabid, so Please try to avoid the aforementioned animals, and dank species like the bacteria infections that presage the plague, or just make use of powerful disinfectants in order to extricate them from your “skin” along with the other vermin, that species of sycophants that stick to you like the deertics that suck your blood when hunting for big game in Scotland, Alaska, or even in the Northern reaches of the mountians of Washington state.

And the best method to avoid these pitfalls is to focus on giving back to the community and that is exactly what I did with Wi-Fi when we decided to turn it on to the fully open Source community that the world paired for, and that is how a Thousand Companies came to be born out of that one Innovation of Wi-Fi alone. Open source Wi-Fi came to be my epithet, and even though at the early days of forming the IEEE 802.11G tankard it was neither fully wireless nor did it have any Fidelity at all — you must admire my marketing genius in naming it Wi-Fi in a simulacrum with Hi-Fi that has always been the rage amongst the hipster and the cognoscenti of our big spending world of early stage adopters that are so crucial for the support of any new technology and technological innovation out there.

And ever since the early days of my StartUp company building I’ve invented the Master Class StartUp Weekend where we build a bunch of companies in one weekend with good Human Capital from College and Universities. That Innovation also created hundred if not thousands of early stage StartUp companies and Social Enterprises the World over. Add that to the cache of Citizen journalist that we have been nurturing through the early days at Panos Institute from London, and at the “Voices” and you get the idea. Because what makes all the difference between my kind of Intelligence and Innovation and all the other wannabes out there, is a record number of StartUps out there that have weathered the test of time and the trials of competition in an uncertain world.

Still some key strategic technologies and Innovations like Wi-Fi and Stem Cell Life Science, have kept us in a posh style, and for a few years we have milked that cow for all she was worth, all around the world, and especially in China and the developing world where we could put the standard of Wi-Fi and other stronger signal Radio communications to the extreme lengths of propagation and signal radio frame reach to consumers in all distant communities and also in the most crowded cities of this earth. Similarly when we were doing Genetic research and even CRISPR stuff or Heart rejuvenation Medicine, and Immunotherapy — we were keen to observe the same standards of quality and Ethical responsibility that we have to observe in the developed con tries that have competent FDA requirements and strict Medical Association protocols for Medical experimentation and Immunotherapy development.

Much later and many years of other Innovation and cycles of technological development with the advent of the dark web with all of the Silk Road drug dealings and the blooming trade in illegal offerings, and even in the blooming Human Services and the advent of Bitcoin — we were one of the few that endeavoured to understand and even invest in that World, we simply seemed to have our hands full of junk instead of gold for the longest time. Yet because of the massive Media reception we were inundated with offers and thus we chose Exit after Exit after early Exit without having to wear out the Maturity of the technology curve of the blockchain. It is always good to take the early returns and in the anarchic development of New Markets there have been quite a few precedents for this evolution of events.

It is something that needs to be said because it is easy to forget that every development in the history of the information industry, from the smoke signals, to horse and baggy postal service, to Telegraph, then the telephone, and wireless; and from radio, to mobile, and from film, and the Telly, to digital TV, and streaming mobile and satellite Internet and Wi-Fi and beyond — all were an anarchic ecosystem in the beginning of it all.  And yet whatever once existed in this open, self forming, and chaotic marketplace that was inhabited by entrepreneurs, utopians, and knaves — just as much as ordinary consumers, and digital citizens — just as the Internet does today, always entered an era of Conformity to rules and regulations and it became a safe place to transact and inhabit through our virtual selves.

And yet in the course of time each of these disruptive innovations, grew to be dominated by a few barons, or oligopolists, or even a monopolist, or a cartel of folks. And the Question always is asked of me: Is this the path that the Internet will follow some day not far off from today and is it going to have the same fate like the Telcos have reserved for the communication world and the Cable and Channel companies for the Media and Entertainment world? Could the Web that contains the entire flow of World Information and the Wisdom of the People, ever come to be ruled by a Cartel of corporate leviathans, or by an Oligopoly of massively connected Companies? Or is it that the World Wide Web, will ultimately come to be controlled by an organisation like the UN or it’s environs like the Security Counsel? What about the inevitable bureaucracy and the corruption that comes with it that stifles innovation and abhors disruption?  What about the Status Quo the kills all the young ones for fear of usurpation of power?

Could we live with that? Or not?

My mind tells me that it is best to ask a different question: What about trusting the future? What about fully trusting that new innovation will always come around at the right time to disrupt and make the Status Quo obsolete — provided that there are no artificial barriers built to protect against innovation and the human progress that this innovative disruption represents?

Maybe that is the answer to all of our concerns and we should be careful to not deed so much power to those foolish enough to want to cater to the past with nary a view to the future. And that is why we would like to see a more Humanitarian approach to that subject of governance of the Internet and the World Wide Web, and not the type of corporate Oligopolies, and Top down control for the Web, that some global treaties and some governmental power adherents dictate today like the strong supporters of TPP and other treaties that limit our Liberty and Natural Freedom to innovate our way out of a jam.

Perhaps we could even be more militant about Democratizing the Web for the long haul, or perhaps we should hold on to the idea of the Anarchic Free for All Web and do just that. We should join the fray in this looming battle that s being fought quietly amongst the Big boys as if the people have No Say in anything of all this. We need the Amazonas and the unsullied rain forest just as much as we need water and the sprinkling of rains and regular moisture in our own garden of delight….

But we have a battle ahead of us.

Methinks we should go ahead and fight this battle with the best of them, like volunteer for the Republican Army fighting the Fascists in Spain in the 1930’s.  Because that is where the International brigade first came into existence, and that was the one crowdsourced battle for Democracy and Freedom. A suicide brigade, full of volunteers that came from all over the world for one simple aim: Save Democracy and Liberty.  This was the best moment of last century and the finest hour the Free World has ever known. And it was just a moment of a glimmering hope a little light in the long night from people who promised to not go quietly not the log night — just before the heavy curtain of Fascism fell all over Europe putting out the lights for all of the People, and snuffing out fifty million lives across the world.

And today I say we should all become volunteers and join this battle for the soul of the Web, because by analyzing the strategic maneuvers of today’s great information power players – the likes of Apple, Google’s Alphabet, Facebook, Verizon, Comcast, and an eerily resurgent AT&T, we uncover a time-honored pattern in which invention begets industry and industry begets empire. And empire begets “Lights Out” for Innovation, Freedom and Democracy, because they don’t tolerate disruptors, contrarians, or non-orthodox types of thought or action.

For the non believers I’d like to show You how a big war like that is waged for the future of the Internet — in total secrecy. Here the winner takes all, because that is the mentality of the Empire builders, and that is the nature of the Empires of the Mind too. And that is who makes this war a zero sum game with the Big Winners “owning” all of the Internet, along with your digital self, the Apps, and with all the digital Currencies, and all of the collective’s utilitarian & semi-democratic tools, that will in turn become monetization opportunities for the Internet serfs and microserfs to come amongst all of us.

Mark my words, this war is being fought behind closed doors, yet this is one nasty and expensive war , with incredibly powerful spoils of war for the Winners to behold.

And it is because of the value of “What’s at stake” here, that we need to volunteer to fight and to observe this War carefully by bringing it in the Open. We need some Transparency and some Clarity here on this war too. Because as much as we all “voted” for an Open Internet — we should now “vote” again with our fighting spirit for the visual tools to be given to us in order to watch this nasty war unfold and play out fully. Surely it is a bloodless battle and an antiseptically clean war, but nonetheless it is an intriguing conflict with no parallel in our History, and in the long term there will be conflicts that are far reaching because of the outcome of tho war and the victims will be people and the blood will run out for real when the lives start getting lost, and the bullets start flying because of lack of Freedom in accessing that Big Global Brain.

So perhaps this is the one War we need to volunteer for and go fight in earnest, only in order to win. And what Victory means, is the chance to keep the Internet Free for All the People for a long time to come. Like Wi-Fi and like the Air we breath, and the Democracy some of us happen to live into…

Am saying so because methinks that this is the Big One… and we need to go out and fight for what’s Right and Proper. Fight for our Rights before these rights become wrongs, as it so often happens.

And os it is with the business of building businesses on the Internet because at the end of 2014 it came time to write our closing reports related to the ending funds I was still running at that time and the saw the carnage of the early investment we had in these captivating and yet far too early pioneering areas of Internet commerce.

Looking back today — I am very grateful for having done that.

Today we are no longer interested in the world of phone Apps, where the average number of apps that a US consumer downloads per month has dipped to somewhere between zero and one. The interest on Apps has waned, and yet the Bitcoin and the Blockchain have erupted in popularity and waxed in the spotlight. Indeed they have jumped across the threshold of illegality, to the early adopter mainstream consciousness, and on to claiming a seat for the future…

Success here is eerily difficult because even on the recent App world circa 2016, there have been one or two hits along the way — like and Pokemon Go amongst few others — but the mainstream Apps today, are all dogs. Clearly delivering something to mobile users today, that they lack, although we have been for more than three quarters of a decade into the App Store — is a challenge, and yet the plethora of newly released and successful Apps out there, seem to be doing just that.

But having discovered the right form for delivering the units of information on the mobile phone in the form of an App — I think — that we’ve essentially reached attention capacity limits and saturation levels of App on the mobile phones.

And so lots of things gets gobbled up by today’s incumbents — Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon — before it gets mashed in the compactor. Further, in today’s mature market, those successful yet independent apps, get eaten by those Tech incumbents who vie for the steady same growth world of predictably happy Wall Street Analysts and a throne amongst the financial result dividend driven Equity Value Universe.

Yet my story is also the story of how decentralized communications networks are initially developed by independents, only to be swallowed up by hegemonic economic corporations as the market matures. In the context in which we find ourselves today, approximately 12 years after the rise of the consumer web, a decentralized network, and eight years after the birth of the App Store, a centralised marketplace — we need to seek the next wave.

Surely the App Store has delivered tremendous value to developers and society; it has moved the world forward; but what with the App Store charts that extend the leads of the leaders — fewer and fewer of the top apps in the US are owned by new companies or don’t rely on old IP — and the spectre of eventually competing with one of Apple or Google’s own first-party services — think Spotify and Soundcloud competing with Apple Music, or any of the would-be A.I. assistants that need permissions for all the data that Apple and Google largely get without asking — this is a challenge for Entrepreneur and VCs alike. Now of course the Venture Capitalists have seen the wave crushing and the tide going out, but the young entrepreneur haven’t, and are still getting pounded in the surf…

I don’t begrudge the success of the App Store at all — quite the opposite — because it has done the world an incredible amount of good, but as the explosive early era of the App Store has waned, this has affected the role of a venture capitalist, more than it can be quantified in the returns we see or the lack thereof.


I believe the thinning of the air in the consumer app environment and the return of the Tourists to their own Cutural Zones — is what has driven much of the enthusiasm amongst developers and investors away from the Mobile Apps and toward the sunny upland of Artificial Intelligence, and in the world of bots, and in the seemingly endless world of virtual reality, augmented reality and beyond. This enthusiasm which currently exceeds all consumer interest, and is rather a hobbit paradise, is the hottest actor of the day. I was a thriving investor back in 2006, but from the crash on I had managed to ave all of my position from liquidation because of what I had drawn from the institutional memory of the earlier crashes of Internet stocks and the terrifically terrifying financial environment of the after 9/11 year and a half. This was happily not the case during the rise of consumer internet media, the web development years or even the mobile time development, but it was certainly the mass of failures n the Mobile Apps space in the beginning of the field. For one, reason or another all the news sites, the Huffposts and the Internet media, as well as blogs, were actually being eagerly consumed. For another reason, the consumer media is a permissionless environment, whereas bots and AI sit on top of platforms like Apple, Facebook, and Google which will extract much if not all of the value, and currently there’s little reason to see how the incumbents will not own distribution of virtual reality or augmented reality and the assortment of crazy offerings out there.

Which is not to say that there won’t be a few valuable new bots, or virtual reality companies, but rather it will be the AI interfaces that they’re really additive interfaces to current internet paradigms, and so opportunities will be fewer and further in between. The excess enthusiasm for bots and virtual reality, I believe, is borne from a longing for the kind of wide open opportunities brought on as networked computing moved from the desktop to the browser to the phone, and digital photography moved from the standalone camera to the phone.

Still that wide open new paradigm does exist in the fringes, and in the borders of our Innovation society. What’s happening today on the Bitcoin blockchain and other new blockchains is incredibly exciting and intellectually consistent with “Schumpeter’s gale” or the model of creative destruction that explains fully the economics of the cyclical history of the evolutions and the revolutions of the human communications networks, from the mountain top fires to signal visually the Enemy’s approach — to the mobile telephony, and from the satellite based Internet to the mobile SMS and the IM of today, all the way to the signalling proteins inside the body and the signals of cancer cell apoptosis that give us early detection capability for various kind of Cancers, same as the presence of certain inhibitors like polyamides that are fooled to go dormant under the influence of highly intelligent cancer cells.

Disruption is what I often use as an expression of the experience due to the process of “Creative Destruction” taking place across all industries each and every day. The creative destruction that is not allowed in the dominant ideologies, or the dominant religions, or even in the dominant economic market mechanism — has been given free reign only in the imagination of the Business Innovators, the Mavericks, the Disruptors, and their brethren the Young Capitalists.

Destruction, which is the term that Schumpeter used and it was echoed by generations of economists, Business Gurus, and MBA school teachers, advising budding entrepreneurs, or rather future consultants for McKenzie and the Big Accounting firms, as well as Managers getting MBAs and even clueless policy makers, who have adopted this Schumpeter’s Gale, as a shorthand description of the free market’s messy way of delivering progress. All this because Schumpeter wrote his book “Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy” in 1942, in the mist of the Great World War, and he offered it as an overly enthusiastic economics school textbook.

So this good Austrian man wrote this explanation of Creative Destruction: “The opening up of new markets, foreign or domestic, and the organizational development from the craft-shop to such concerns as U.S. Steel, illustrate the same process of industrial mutation — if I may use that biological term — that incessantly revolutionizes the economic structure from within, incessantly destroying the old one, incessantly creating a new one.”

He went on to self assuredly say this: “This process of Creative Destruction is the essential fact about capitalism.”

Am afraid that the old saw is not true anymore than any other grandiose pronouncement from another famous Austrian little man. Destruction is not at all the process by which Innovation happens. Innovative disruption is far more relevant as a process of Capitalist tools at work, and I shall prove it to you because today my friends, you need to view all the new innovations in our mediums of exchange — things like Euthereum, Bitcoin, and the Blockchain currency and cryptography for the Internet and Mobile, as the new crypto currency for consumer payments, or for untraceable exchanges and something in between those two worlds.

Yet the prevailing suspicion about block-chain innovation, and crypto-currency development, also supplies one retort to the question of where have all the killer apps for Bitcoin gone?


Ethereum now is killing it, and Bitcoin has been killing it for quite a while too. And yet surely we can all see that Bitcoin has remained a resilient, growing network in spite of the lack of consumer applications, and despite the constant assault that has been orchestrated and waged against it by the big governments, the central banks, and by the judicial branch, along with the institutional Status Quo actors like the Big Banks, and the Big Financial Institutions fighting blockchain innovation tooth and nail. Further I suppose that the cynicism around the lack of killer Bitcoin applications is also related to the current overenthusiasm for AI, for bots, and for virtual reality, because the latter truly suffers from overextending the model of creating valuable consumer services, whereas the former suffers from impatience for those consumer services to arise. A dilemma by any other name remains just that…

Another practical retort is that blockchain companies today are creating systems that are more resilient and even natural than current internet networking paradigms. Theoretically they are also exploring fundraising models that are in many ways more meritocratic than the models that today’s incumbents followed, so there is HOPE that we’ll see some magnificent EXITs soon enough. Sure this developments may be happening on the fringe, but that’s also the view of what wireless telephony looked like around the turn of the twentieth century, and look where thing are now. Back then it was all homebrew, rural, makeshift, and nothing if not fringe development, and yet today thing are on a Quantum rate of development in our present and future Telecomms. Back then it was simple stringed wire leading the voice from one farm to the next… and to the witch board with the girls hooking up plugs on switchboards to patch calls through. Automation took swift care of those jobs and those services… We expect the very same process of Progress to happen to the Bitcoin development as well.

The very same patterns appear also in the history of radio, television, and the internet. Similar is the story about the development of early aeroplanes made from bicycle parts to the development of the latest space ships… It all starts at the edges and it gain a foothold before it become part of Life, or rather becomes New Life and enters the Mainstream.

This is certainly not to say that in this mature market, the only great opportunities are in block chains, or bots, or AI, or Life Sciences and Genomics, or BioInformatics, and Shared Economy, but those opportunities are all also found on the fringes of our developments in a significant new way.

This is what I call Emergence and Creation of New Life, through Gardening but not destruction or even disruption because this new Life happens in the pursuit of building a New English Garden with wilderness and forest and grasslands fully factored in between orchards and valleys of green jungles with meandering rivers and streams full of otters and wild life crossing through like wolves and elk and all other wild things and animals, like wild horses, deer, and even bears, that a big park can support.

Imagine Yellowstone without the rangers. That’s what the Internet used to be and that’s what the Blockchain is today, and certainly that is the world of advanced communications and New Life Science. And that’s how we create new Life on the edges of Emergence through technological and ethnological edges and life advancement niches, that also happen to represent our current focus on market-specific networks. Only a few years since decent smartphones fully saturated Western markets, we see networks springing up in industries that were once poorly networked, like trucking and medicine, or enabling new behaviors, like digital nomadic life, or enabling new ways of financing one’s life or business.

Fringe or not, new content and context are in many ways vital to the business of Gardening and Angel or Venture capital that supports new ecosystems that will bring us all kinds of new species of Life. And yet surely there are large segments of gardens, parks, and even forest designs, where there is a large segment of plants and animals (see=investments) that can thrive from the start, and can become successful by some combination of being in the right place at the right time, and having been planted at the right season — come to be excellent opportunities through good gardening (see=execution). Companies such as Google, Twitter, Uber, AliBaba, TenCent, WeChat, AirBnB, etc were created in this fashion and in turn they go on to create their own ecosystems as leaders of their respective industries.

And a Good Gardener always mixes their successes with the ones that are not so successful, because we need to inoculate the weaklings with the powerful members of the species too. Still there is a large segment of my focus today that capitalizes on the Arbitrage of plants (See=Ideas) and Designs (See=Thoughts). I like to cross-pollinate things that will make us a great garden, and that is why I arbitrage science, culture, and the latest research to read my successful plantings. It is through this lens that investments like AirBnb, sketchy and fringe at their inception, seem so obvious in hindsight. Having known and used Couchsurfing in it’s peer to peer and non profit mode, I was always expecting and speaking out and encouraging entrepreneur so that someone will turn it into a killer business For Profit.
Same with the COOP organic food stores that got a second lease on Life after seeing their business model commercialised in a pure Capitalist way through Creative Destruction and Business action that aw the rise of specialty organic food stores, and the advent of the supermarkets like the Whole Food Markets, as a for profit model of the same old community based and fringe thing.


The example of that transformation from the non Profit model (by design or by default) taking the disruption from the Pioneers, and bringing the innovation all the way to the “For Profit” StartUps and to the uber-successful Capitalist “For profit” model — we see that both the time gap is getting narrower, and the money chasm is getting shorter and shorter every day.

Yet from the standpoint of a VC or an Angel Investor — I view this process of creative destruction as an arbitrage opportunity because investing, isn’t merely the business of putting money in great companies, but rather putting money to support great entrepreneur and visionary leaders who can built great companies that Innovate and the bring to market great products and much needed services and in turn the Market reward them by keeping score of their success and thus helps them achieve great valuations. Inasmuch as every Venture Capitalist has developed ideas and convictions about how the world will develop — hanging around the fringes of the commercial world and in the deep corners of the Internet — is still an opportunity to participate in big opportunities that are not yet visible, not yet viable, and certainly not yet priced. And even if one wait for the right time — you can catch plenty of fish down stream at prices of investment that are at the earliest company building level and well bellow par for the play we invest in, simply because the vast majority of other investors haven’t caught on yet, or simply have discounted the opportunity due to their particular myopia, or complete lack of vision.

And now if I were to offer advice — it would simply be that you must challenge yourself and isolate the trends, and the Innovators, not by observing the early stage investors with whom you want to keep up with, but by hanging out with the tinkerer and with the maker of stuff. If you don’t do that, and if you fill up your calendar schmoozing, networking, and having drinks with everyone and anyone, you’re at best costing yourself time that you could potentially use for research and understanding of a new niche market, and at worst you are filling your mind with ideas and trends that won’t help you arbitrage any unseen, or unrealized value in the world, because you hang out with the “Me Too” crowd out there.

Yet the most important ingredient here is TIMING for planting and harvesting from your garden, your park, or from your forests. Because a Good Gardner is able to consider moving with the seasons and with the weather appropriately. After all isn’t that what any good businessman is? A good gardener. He works on flinty soil to make it productive with the labor of his own hands. He waters it with the sweat of his own brow. He makes a thing of value for his family and for the community. Yes, indeed, a productive businessman is a laborer in the vineyard of Life.

Sure, I know that finding the right balance is not an easy thing to do, and I can attest to that as I find myself praising the wisdom of other investors who agreed with my ideas while questioning the foresight of those who didn’t. This, is not altogether different from re-affirming the politics of those who are already in your Facebook and Twitter feeds, or from agreeing with the majority opinion of your own brand of the Network and your posse, or with your religion or your own politics.

But you must also admit that although this is comfortable, this is tunnel vision, and in my estimation drinking your own Cool-Aid has never helped anyone, besides the Nazi party, the Religious fanatics, and the professional illusion manufacturers, the Mass media, and the politicians that sell us on them and vice versa.

To break this Cool-Aid drinking syndrome and to get rid of the affirmation cycle, let’s look for historical analogies and business patterns that will help explain, validate, or invalidate, the NEW ideas you might come along in those moments of ideation, EXPLORATION, clarity, and vision. Let’s hear it for new plant varieties for our garden, and for our lives as well.

But more importantly, if you want to learn how to be a Good Gardener, go talk to people who are planting things, tilling the garden, and working the field. Sure, let’s talk to the famous gardeners, same as we talk to serial entrepreneurs, and let’s talk to arborists, same as we talk to the early stage founders of the great startup companies.

Let’s talk to the people who believe in rewildening our Commons. Let’s talk to the gardeners who believe in the One Straw revolution and the One person that can bring about structural changes i our Societies and in our Economies simply because they believe they can do it… Think Steve Jobs with a green thumb.

Let’s do this, but also let’s talk to the other people outside of our immediate circle of value. Let’s talk to those who are experts in their own fields, or who have deep domain expertise, or to the people who are following modes of thought that contravene our placid and fad based mainstream thinking. These are the most important people to talk to. The Contrarians, because they are the ultimate disruptors and the ultimate Change makers of our world. So let’s talk to the people at the edge of our networks and especially those who allow use to play with their API’s, and those who invite us to go deep in their thoughts, even if there’s no investment in sight, but just the prices of planting a few seeds before winter rolls around and the snow comes down.

Because inevitably winter follows Autumn and Spring follows Winter, each and every year. SO let’s go underground and get to hibernate and incubate like all species do during the winter months and that is when we have time to mess around in the corners of Science and Life. Or in the extreme edges of Genetics and Life Sciences and the Mobile Internet, and that is how we push the edge of Emergence of New Life in our empirical world.

By framing this exploration on the fringes of Society and in the edges of the Non profit world, and in the NETosphere, or where hobbyists marvel at the latest new trends of Social Enterprise — will help you identify the opportunities that others don’t appreciate yet, and that will help you to invest early by potting Entrepreneurs and Founders and also strategic plays that will help us make a killing getting in the game at the earliest stage. That would be the stage of Emergence. Not Emergency but Emergence. Go look it up… Emergence is a thing, and it is a whole science, in and of itself.

Emergence being the first moment of New life Emerging at the earliest stage of conception and its wellbeing, before the stage of ideation, incubation, and/or materialisation. And today ass we are moving towards a world where machines not only recommend human-created creative work, but we are moving fat toward a world where machines actually do the creative work — we best be able to understand Artificial Intelligence for what it is. The Artificial Intelligence of today is the Real Intelligence of tomorrow. Simple as that… Knowledge is the power that propels progress in the world. And it is this always ON knowledge of AI that evolves in software and hardware, in organisms and machines, alike. So allow me tell you how to harvest that…


Here it is also important to emphasise that you should always benefit from having established networks of friends, humans, and even AI, and Human Intelligence too, because the biggest NETWORK out there is not the World Wide Web, but it is that network that will offer all the most interesting, valuable, and pioneering opportunities for You. I take it that you can discern that this is the Human network or rather the Global Brain. Take for example the affiliation with scientists, with the rise of “Science as a Service” products and services in the era of Genetics revolution and all the other Sciences. Now we can all surmise that when “Science as a service and not just as a product” will graduate into worldwide networks, science itself will change in dramatic way too. And that will be some amazing creative disruption too but with potent benefits accruing from Academia to Society and to Business too.

Your job then as a VC is to simply complement those ideas with your investment outlets that the other VCs, and the typical Angel Investors out there, along with their white-boy networks, would not even dream of touching. The other VCs out there couldn’t even see these opportunities even if they were staring them in the face, because they are not going out in the dark corners of the Web, or because they don’t listen to “Niggah” music, or maybe because they don’t hang out with the Angry and Plebeian masses of the great unwashed.

Too bad…

Or even worse — the established white glove VC boys and girls of the established firms, don’t invest at the edges of Emergence, because these newfangled “things” don’t fit the patterns of the Country Club, or the Personal Trainer gyms, or of the SV network where they are all accustomed to thrive in the abundance of the fat tail of the Network, and thus they tend to forget the skinny curvy and short tail, before the long tail of the Network effect arrives.

Contrast that with me, where as part of my American Angels network, you are invited to the deal from the beginning and you can thus become part of my syndicate and also become my friend, so to have more access to the “edge” and to the ’emergence” with all the more freedom to invest at the earlier level in the StartUps we develop. You’ll also get far more room to manoeuvre the deal towards an exit, and you’ll get the means to mess around on the fringes of our Universe, and extoll the virtues of Innovation by getting your hands dirty when throwing clay in the potter’s wheel, and when burning your fingers pulling the pots from the kiln of our constant fire.

So come play with us and don’t waste your life, doing the same old thing, all over again. You know that expecting different results from doing the same thing is schizophrenia — So please, don’t do that.

In my book, to be a Winner you’ve got to be a Leader.

And no Leader I know of, can lead from behind… You’ve got to get front and centre and ride ahead of all the others. That’s how you lead.

So come here with me to learn How To Lead the world towards the future now.

Because the Future is already here — it’s just that you haven’t noticed…

Here, here it goes.


Dr Pano Kroko Churchill


Come along because I cultivate fresh leaders every day and grow them like a I grow sexy …tomatoes. Plentiful and mighty tasty too.

Sure — it’s a difficult job, but somebody’s got to do it.

We’ve got a green thumb, and mind you — we are not exactly working like dogs either.

Because regardless of what you might have heard — dogs sleep all day, and occasionally wake up to bark, eat, piss & poop, and that is about all of what they do, except when they go out for a walk with their boss, and get some play in the yard.

The days of chasing smaller animals, birds, and game for food — are over for the house dogs of today, because the 60 pound bag of dogfood is available everywhere and is reasonable priced too.

Yet some of us still love the CHASE and the THRILL of the HUNT and so we work like modern day hunters & gatherers, intelligent yet highly evolved Humans, and we lead full lives of culture and enjoyment, yet we are richly rewarded because we’ve got the license to “kill” and that indulgence is ours, and ours alone. And most of our brethren accidentally “kill” themselves, because there is a huge turnover in this industry since it is very difficult to survive the extreme risks that are inherent in this world, and to provide reasonable returns to compensate for the bleeding losses that we all incur daily.

And as you probably surmise the bowl of the hunter and gatherer or the fisher is always between feast and famine and with the famines outscoring the feasts three to one… Can you live like that? Those are the breaks and the risks that are inherent in the professional judgement that every Angel has to take too.

Or so we like to think…

And yet we persist because we dream.

We live because we dare to dream, and dream big hairy dreams, and we go on to execute on that vision too. We choose to be lifelong learners and experimenters, with the ability to indulge in the constant study of the Culture, the Content, and the Current of our Times — because this is what makes a success and a privilege to allow us to keep working in the very risky world of Early Stage Venture Capital finance.


That’s the current running through me and it’s also our Business in a a nutshell, and from the days that we participated in the Invention and the Innovation phase of Citizen Journalism, Pico-Radio, Wi-Fi, Financial Innovation and Clean Energy — we’ve always stood at the forefront of the Bleeding Edge.

Staying on the Bleeding Edge has become a habit of mine, from early on when I was a young pioneer of even years old messing around and getting in trouble with Ham Radio messaging, to the days of building companies to solve problems of radio technology for the first mobile phone company in the world — to the days of working in Mobile Telephony and Internet Auctions, block chain security, and the currencies of the future — all the way to the Environmental Parliament, and the Clean Energy Initiative, to the FinTech of Green Bonds, to Crowdourced Innovation and Investment, to the Life Science Genetic innovation breakthroughs, to Heart surgery Replacement, to Internet Gold, to great consumer Mobile Apps, and to many other new plays, and all the way to the other end of the spectrum investing in the serious Non Profits, and Social Enterprise and Political Innovation of new decentralised political parties — Innovation and Philosophy of Experimentation has alway been my Modus operandi and in return it has given me the Philosophy of always staying fresh and the amazingly funny Mojo of my Life.

So we are now still staying the course and having fun all the way — even when the dogs take us out for a walk each and every day… we still focus on Water and all that is needed to water our garden of Eden that we all sloppilly try to buil our lives around of. These clumsily built lives of ours are always built around the great waters of our world and that is why almost 97% of all human populations live near the rivers, the streams, the rivulets, or the estuaries, the rainforests, the temperate rainforests and the great water ways and the sea that carries all of us here and there and everywhere.

So I like to share water and spread water too and to be carried by water equally well. And in the world of compassionate Leadership where the Great Leaders are defined always by their last Great Battle — I am ready for the next one: The Battle for the Soul of the World Wide Web, or better yet the battle for what I call the Global Brain.

Because the great web represents the web of life and the great river waters of our greatest of all rainforests, that of the Amazonas that has given rise to so much biology and biodiversity that has enriched all of our lives and if we keep it that way ALIVE it will in turn give us a great measure of Life back that we surely need now more than ever.

As for Angel Capital, it can be covered in a few words: I like to watch the young plants grow. Young plants do much better if a person helps them, and that’s what I do.

And that is the subject of my next book from which You already had a glimpse, and the first dibs…


Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko Churchill | October 14, 2016

Fvck Columbus

In the ancient tradition of humorous Friday posts at my diary — I hereby share one of these with you, hoping that none of you will be offended or come back calling me names. Please remain civilized and in good humour, or else….

Monday past, I spoke at a gathering of American Indian indigenous tribes in Seattle about their state of Being, while they were busy celebrating the new “Indigenous People’s Day” instead of the traditional “Columbus Day” holiday of these United States of America.

This change of naming the holiday precipitated ultra progressive Seattle that is part off the Soviet State of Western Washington that is at a state of permanent 100 year war with the Eastern Washington State — pretty much viewing each other like North Korea and South Korea. And apparently based on some history books Columbus discovered America when he had his Startup funded with venture capital from the King of Spain and his lovely Queen Isabella, and he pivoted West towards the Indies fully knowing from the ancient Greek Maps that eventually he will reach India, the land of spices, many tribes of people, ancient civilizations, and abundant fruits…

But somehow he messed up (or there is no naming justice) and this vast Continent was named instead America, after Americo Vespussi. Nobody knows what this Vespucci character ever did or why this land was named after him but he surely had something to do with riding a vespa through the streets of an Italian city. Or another tale has him being the nemesis of Donald Trump and his name was really American Vespussy — but let’s not dwell on these insignificant details, because we have a yarn to spin.

Now the ancient Greek navigational maps Christopher Colombo was using, were detailed enough and anatomically correct, about this spherical mass of rock hurling through space, and they also showed other land masses in between Spain and India when one was daft enough to be going westwards, but for Columbus to have to explain all that to the Royal Venture Capital sponsors of his “Go West Young Man” bravado — might have proven damaging to his amazing holiday cruise itinerary or his plans to visit and conquer remote lands — so he kept mum. He kept mum, in front of the Queen Mum and her male consort, the famous Donald Trump of his era King Ferdinand — a man so loved by women that he has reincarnated as The Donald in the 21st century.

Of course back in the day, Columbus and Ferdinand might have had a bit of locker room chat over Castillian sweet wine and smelly cheese, or they might have had a bit of silly banter, like a noble Navigator and Man of Maps and Seafaring knowledge might have had with the King, at the billiards room. And of course it would have revolved around women and pussies, since it is well known that the old King enjoyed some heavy petting, octopussy groping, and other extra curriculum activities and he had ample opportunity to indulge his freak with the local “beauty queens” in the ongoing beauty pageant and the never ending minstrel dance, that the court of Spain was known for.

As a matter of fact somebody in good ecclesiastical authority, told me that it was the Spanish royal court that first invented “pole dancing” and that the strip clubs of today ought to be paying royalties to them, since they’ve taken that innovation and have been running a mint with it, all over America today. Even the resurgence of pole dancing coinciding with the Orange King reincarnation as The Donald, is not accidental either. Conspiracy Theory anyone?

So clearly the Old Royal Court of Spain has to collect a little something from all these naked dancing girls of America today who go around frolicking in their skivvies and then tossing them at the faces of semi-civilized natives gawking at their vaginas, buttocks, mammary glands, and other appendixes of the female form of the Homo-species. These pole-dancing primates, with the over large … mammary glands that have evolved, in order to house their extraordinarily large brains, and their other extraordinary appendices, like their extraordinarily open legs and open minds — hold some incredible fascination for the male of the Homo-species today, and therefore we owe a debt to the Old Spanish Royals of Arragon and Castille.

Yet in my own fervent wish to open source all Innovations for the betterment of Humanity — I researched the subject and now come to the educated & informed position that “pole dancing” went Open Source some time ago, and specifically when the Spanish Court unleashed their famed Inquisition that made people dance on a burning pole, and not all of them to the sound of erotic music, or to some kind of rhythm, but to religious chanting.

Ohhh, those were the days.

Now that we solved the mystery of where pole dancing got started — let’s move back to the Northwest Indian cuisine. This might be confusing to some, but I must give you some background about the culinary skills these Seattle United Indians exhibit. Mario Battali eat your heart out, because these dudes are Master Chefs of world renown, and you can’t even hold a candle to them, so when You come back to Seattle, I’ll cook a big fish for you the way they do it, and we’ll see if you can handle it.

Meanwhile back in the jungle the Indians call a Salmon Potlatch, I observed the drumming the dancing and the cooking, of these “Noble Savages” who always know how to throw a salmon BBQ bake-out party. Indeed they do an excellent job, with marinating, pasting, and dressing the salmon-fish in a green coat of leafy matter to “protect” it from the fire as they got about laying it atop the charcoals and on wooden poles for the salmon to dance like a stripper dancing upon a pole in other parts of Seattle where people place gently dollar bills in folding paper money inside the crevices of her buttocks, breasts, and vagina supported by dental floss pretending to be underwear.

And although the Indians make the salmon-fish do this pole dancing routine, that they surely must know originated with Columbus, coming straight from the Court of the Spanish Royals to the New World — they also keep mum about it, and instead focus on making their salmon taste uniquely strange and bitter. Bitter in a good way, surely tasty and even delectable.
But Boy-Oh-Boy, when this “green” infused salmon fish goes inside of you, and hits the right spot, it rearranges your innards in a whole new way they were never meant to be rearranged as…

This salmon is explosive.

It is like Guy Fawkes cooked it in order to blow up the House of Parliament in Old England. Am still surprised this good Catholic boy didn’t stumble upon this technique for explosives and he had to rely upon gunpowder for his plot. But these Indians truly know their explosives because they slather this green paste made up of medical marijuana or something — upon the salmon fish, in some form of paste and then further apply whole bushes of stinking and stinging nettle onto the outside and even into the crevices inside the fish…

Now you know Marijuana is legal in Seattle and the local Indians use it freely mixed with copious amounts of Alcohol because they like this green and healthful cocktail, and after consuming plenty of this medicinal purposes mixed smoke and drink, traditional remedy against sobriety — they start cooking the fish for the Celebration of the Columbus Day. Apparently in their alcohol & weed induced haze, they forgot all about the Memo they no-doubt received the other day about the name change of the celebration, so they still cooked the same explosive salmon-fish because they still want to stick-it to the Man.

Now “Who the Man Is?” is a well guarded secret and a mystery to you and me but I suspect it might — just might — be one of the “Brave Men” but when I asked about it, they informed me stone faced, that the Man is the Burning Man… and we left it at that.

I couldn’t tell if the Stone Face of the indigenous Cook, was Stone because of the Stoner ingredients inside of him, or because of the solemn Noble Savage impassive & stony look of perseverance as obtained from the Alcohol content of the blood — but am sure, You get the idea…

Now the setting of Seattle is pivotal for this story of marijuana and the stinging nettle that the friendly natives use freely, because they all grow on their own in this fecund environment of the Pacific Northwest, where the constant rain keeps these medicinal and at times hallucinogenic plants scaling to gigantic proportions. And of course both the “Stoners Gold” marijuana and her sister plant the stinging nettle, are supposed to be used for medicinal purposes but in reality they are used in this sinister plot — no doubt conceived during a weed fueled Indian tribal war cabinet meeting, to be used wildly in order to bring down Western Civilization, and then kill off all the remaining Gringos and all the White Men, women, & children, regardless if they are Yankee or Spanish in origin, or even Japanese tourists trying to catch the flying fish in Seattle’s Pike place market.

So by turning these Cash-Crops from smoking to cooking, the Indian Braves reckon that it’s better to kill-off all of today’s Americans in order to open up the way for the Indians to get their country back, and make America Great Again — rather than allowing these upstarts the colonists make America Great Again as the Orange hued American Indian Chieftain “The Donald” the man who truly is King Ferdinand reincarnated all over again. That’s why The Donald Trump loves bling and gold and the harem of the court and that is why he proposes to make American Great Again, and he wants to start by killing some woman named Hilly who has really pissed him off, by groping her to death in his Octopussy ways…

So this genius plan of the Natives to get rid of all other Humans from America and revert to tribal warfare, and fratricidal conflict, stealing women and children, and everything in between — will go on.

And since the Indians are the only people on this Good Earth that have been accustomed to eating that poisonous green and healthy mix of intoxicants and weeds — they will surely carry off this devious and sinister plot without a hitch. The constant use of weed, alcohol, and stinging nettle, has allowed the native Indians to handle this killing and explosive mix with the Stoner face of antiquity that makes them look as if they are zonked out watching TV, but without the Telly in front of them, and certainly without the couch and the ottoman either.

It is an old custom that we have to reintroduce to all of the Americans if we are going to make America Great Again, and you better believe it.

Of course this story on this Friday of storm and hilarity, has nothing to borrow from The Real Donald Trump, who also has little appreciation of facial change beyond the five Noble Savage facial expressions that I will detail later on in this spagghetti ball story of Love and Mayhem. Or maybe a story of Ramen noodle history with Salmon-fish cooking. I use Salmon-fish in order to not offend Scottish Minister Mr Salmon who wouldn’t take kindly to me regaling the story of him being eaten by North American savages in a communal feast and thus I always use salmon-fish to protect the Indians from their cannibalistic tendencies…

But the secret of the Indians who eat copious amounts of Stinging nettles, smoke incredible amounts of marijuana, and drink bottles upon bottles of pure Alcohol and still manage to stand around stone faced and impassive — escapes me. Apparently they had to start doing these things early on in life, as little children, in order to become impervious to the narcotics and the alcohol that the Great Uncle Washington unleashed upon the minorities of this country, in order to destroy them. Just look at all the other minorities and you can see the conspiracy theory working. In addition to alcohol tobacco, marijuana, and firearms along with the motorcycles that replaced the horses, the Indian brave children had to eat massive doses of stinging nettles as a colon relaxer, so they can poop when they suffered from dyspepsia or constipation from eating too much fish, game or drinking more than plenty of alcohol — and thus they have developed tolerance for that particular poison too. But the poor Anglo-Americans who ate that stinking and stinging nettle powered fish, are fully massacred in this show of a massive “Potlatch” poisoning offered as a retribution to those bastards, that the local indigenous Indians consider the Occupiers of their ancestral lands.

So aside from the poisonous fish and the fly-bread, this Potlatch proceeded as expected. The bathrooms were all overcrowded so people took to the bushes and the forest surrounding the Daybreak center of the Native cultures and they gave a new meaning to the words the Call of Nature.

As a matter of fact the Call of Nature was followed by the Smell of Nature, yet this didn’t hamper the ceremony, not even when the bathrooms were all plugged up and the stench became overwhelming in the dancing and eating area. Many people attributed to the stinking nettle but it was far more than even that toxic plant caused. This was Hot Shit in all it’s poisonous and methane induced form emanating from all these bodies of people trying to hold down their food.

Now one can blame Columbus for it, but the poor Old Sod didn’t force the Indians to put Stinking Nettle on perfectly delectable Salmon and then to feed on modern day Seattle people five centuries later.

Nor did he say to anybody to celebrate Columbus day, or Indian day or stinking hot diarrhea day or whatever. As a matter of fact the Columbus Day was the day of American celebration that commemorated the “Discovery” of these lands by Europeans and the Progress that they brought with them. Good and Bad progress as it is always a mixed bag.

Who can blame the Europeans because the local Indians only wanted guns, horses and alcohol as the fruits of Civilization — and not the other more civilizing implements, the Spanish Conquistadors offered in spades?

Civilizing implements, such as slavery chains, religious instruction in a foreign language, pole dancing on top of a log fire if you didn’t take the foreign language instruction, religious torture sprinkled with confession of dreams, Sadomasochism and fetichistic activities between Masters and Subs, heavy role playing, played in the open, or all the other more affected displays of domination, like forced labor, coerced sexual activities, and the conquest of labor to work in gold and silver mining under duress and pain…

And then you tell me, the Spaniards are not weird.

What they did to the American Indians, and then their silly Armada expedition, along with the atrocities of Generallissimo Franco with his Nazi friends — make me a forever sworn enemy of tapas, flamenco, and triphasico. But I must confess I still like to watch the occasional bull fight in Pamplona better yet when the people are drunk and the bulls are sober and the later chase the former running wild in the streets where the bulls have license to gore anyone they catch…

But I digress, … and Times-Are-A-Changing. And so the Columbus Day has been changed in Seattle to Indigenous Peoples Day, and that is why the Call of Nature has permeated now the civilization hanging by a thread this special potlatch evening of stinking-stinging nettle infused poisonous salmon feast, taking place at Seattle’s most olfactory charged woodsy park overlooking the great Pacific ocean finger into the landmass — aptly named Puget Sound after another invader of the poor hapless and occasionally cannibalistic natives who no doubt have a field day today.

What with their new celebration, what with the White men Women and Children who were not prudent enough to have been eating stinging nettle for generation in order to develop tolerance for just such an occasion as this — they are all now puking and pooping all over the nearby woods in a riotous show of expectorating the poisonous salmon fish from both ends of the human body and leaving a brown rain trail behind them as they hastily make their way to the wagons to carry them home.

Apparently the Seattle people didn’t know what forces they had unleashed when their civic representatives including an Indian woman from the wrong Indian tribe from Mumbai or some other Indian tribe living around the Bay of Bengal, some distant way way West from here, came up with a vote on the subject to honor her namesakes, and the polite people could not refuse this little change — not knowing what forces they had unleashed. This change has certainly occurred because our openly Gay Mayor Mr Murray signed this new celebration into local city law, well before he tasted the stinking and really stinging nettle dressed salmon fish.

If the sequence of events was the other way around – am sure no change of celebration would have been forthcoming even by the passive aggressive and overly polite Seattleites, who would have otherwise declined further annual celebrations of poisonous salmon-fish.

But History is written in a non straight line, and so goes this narrative as a ball of spaghetti rather than a simple stinking fish tale.

Little did I know how much conformity and political correctness was expected from a Speaker like me, an obvious solemn realist amongst representatives of hundreds of Indian tribes from all areas of the United States and utopian ideologies of centuries past and conspiracy theorists of yore.

Still when the last prayer ceremony was held and the blessings arrived amidst much drumming and feathered people dancing — we had reached a crescendo and an obvious turning point towards truth. A local Indian writer who is named after the Military Tanks that gave us victory as the definitive war machines of the Second World War, and his last name is Alexie — spoke on behalf of all Indians and he pretty much summed up his speech with a sotto-voce “Fvck Columbus” slogan that seemed to capture the imagination of the Noble Savages. And then a few others followed, in a rising chorus echoing the Clarion Call to “Fvck Columbus” and some of them were nice little old ladies of the city council and from the girl scout cookies division, but all they had in mind was how to fvck Columbus.

I asked my girlfriend a blonde and buxom psychologist who told me that it was all probably a mass delusion in a manifestation of a subconscious id, displayed as a latent suppressed sexual desire to carry naughty relations with their parents, and it all was tantamount to mass hysteria and we best get the hel out of there before we are uncivilly molested and the only blonde heads in a sea of black headed natives with hate in their eyes for Colombo but who had clearly mistaken me for that Man.

So in short sequence we left to go to the woods and perform our own animal rights of the full moon, while inside the galleries the remaining Indians were all given a seagull feather, as a gift for their troubles.

Still those Brave Native and Noble Savages, who all together in unison confirmed that at this late time, still wanted to have sexual intercourse and improper relations with a historical person, residing in a tomb on the other side of the Atlantic for the last five centuries — is baffling to me.

Yet the influence of Medical Marijuana mixed with Alcohol & Stinging Nettle cannot be underestimated when is combined with a true Indian Potlatch aimed at extinguishing the White Man, Woman, and Children. The crowd was worked up to a frenzy that pushed people so much at the ends of their wits, that a tempest in a cup erupted amongst the organizers who saw my turn at the podium approaching and had a crisis of Consciousness — clearly knowing what to expect from an avowed Contrarian of the popular Political correctness that struggles any type of Discord or Liberty, amongst the pussy-wipped population of Seattle slaves to the needle, to the coffee, to the words, yet immune to the actual deeds.

Christoforo Colombo


We even had an over the top communist, hairy and unsexed, skinny with overlarge posterior Indian female from Mumbai, who was clearly excited by the drumming and the singing and the naked pole dancing of the Indian braves — who for some unknown reason of mental damaged left brain to right brain connection — got up to denounce me to the ear of the Indian organizers who then in another riotously funny turn of events — where the Indian MC organizer started acting as automaton played by a white puppet Master and she in turn was wound up, by her Indian from Mumbai female Dom master — all Hell broke loose.

That was when the Indigenous Indian MC in the funny weed hat told me: “Fvck Columbus” and then curtly informed me that I was bumbed-off from the Agenda of Speakers and there was to be No more space for me a White Anglo to speak, and that was that. That “Fvck Columbus” to me announcement came after I had already spoken to all the Indians present in the room and the environs thereabout, including the cooks and the cleaning staff, but when is whipped up to a froth like a Starbucks latte overcooked and over whipped like the usual Seattle pussy whipped variety of Native talent pulling barrista duty at the local coffee haunts.

In the ensuing melee I had not enough time to explain to the assembled Indian Braves, or to the Indians from here, from there, and from everywhere (including the subcontinental Indians from Mumbai or Bombay to you), that if they really wanted to have sexual relationships with this man — they had to go to three different places in two different continents and thus best they plan for a long reverse Columbus voyage. Am only offering this up as a Social Service announcement knowing how civic minded I am, so I beckon the Indian Braves to go back to Europe — to “Discover” the old Continent, to Conquer it, to Fvck Columbus, and then to come back and tell me how it all worked out for them.

And am only saying that because that is pretty much the only way they can hope to find Columbus’ mortal coil remains, and engage in “loving” relationships with the Man, in order to fulfill their Necrophiliac erotic wet dreams. The Indian Braves first have to buy some airplane tickets because to go visit Spain and stay a fortnight in Viladolid, then go off to Seville, and then go back to Santo Domingo, where they would have a whale of a time trying to cavort sexually with a Lighthouse…

Please don’t ask me “Why the Lighthouse?”

It is a stupid questions, because here is the answer: The old itinerant traveller Columbus continued traveling after his death as well, and due to a lot of posthumous travel, Columbus Explorer of the Americas, now rests in three different pieces, in three different places in two different continents. Three different sites claim to hold most of his earthly remains: The Seville Cathedral in Spain, and the Columbus Lighthouse at Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, and a little bit of Columbus remains in the Spanish city of Valladolid after dying there and getting buried in the cathedral’s yard back in the glory days of 1506. But if you were to ask me — I would say Don’t bother because if you tried having sexual intercourse with a hole in the ground as some Indians informed me that they often do for religious purposes, then you’ve had the experience and no need to repeat it with the dust that remains from the great Explorer. But if you are really keen to try it here is a clue of the first place you ought to get started:

Get to the Front steps of the Cathedral of Seville and mount his tomb…


Good Luck with this first step.

When, and if you complete this, please come back for the instructions to the next place.

I will swiftly send you by canoe to Santo Domingo, and then back to Spain after copious paddling to make love to Columbus grave in Valladolid.

And then for good measure I will give the Indian Braves further instruction and geography lessons to Columbus remains in order to help them uphold their common oath to “Fvck Columbus”

But best you have also a copy of Columbus posthumous travels to follow the journey up close and personal:

Columbus was buried in the Spanish city of Valladolid after dying there in 1506. His son, Diego, wasn’t satisfied with this arrangement, and had his father’s remains disinterred and sent to a monastery in Seville. There they stayed until 1542, when they were packed up and put on a boat bound for Santo Domingo in what is now the Dominican Republic. (The grand new Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor had just been built in Santo Domingo, and it seemed a fitting location for Columbus’ remains.)

The cathedral, however, was far from Columbus’ final resting place. In 1795, when France ousted Spain from Hispaniola (the island now shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic), Columbus’ remains were taken to Havana, Cuba. Following Cuba’s 1898 independence from Spain, Columbus ended up back in Andalusia, interred in an ornate tomb at Seville Cathedral.

If only the journey had ended there. Back in the Dominican Republic, a worker at the Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor had discovered a box of bones marked “The illustrious and excellent man, Don Colon, Admiral of the Ocean Sea.” (“Colon” being the Spanish way of saying Columbus.) The implication of this find was that the Spanish had taken the wrong guy’s remains back to Seville and left Columbus, the “illustrious and excellent man,” in Santo Domingo. But there was a catch: Diego, Columbus’ son, was also known as Don Colon, Admiral of the Sea. Those remains could have been his—or even someone else’s, placed in the wrong box.

I am always ready to instruct the young and the foolish, so here is how I spent my Monday evening in the wild and smelly woods around the Indian Daybreak center of Discovery park of Seattle, and I highly recommend to the Japanese tourists to go give that place a try if they really want to see fish flying…

Ahh and I even had a fun time talking about the real natives of the Americas the pre-Indians who were the likes of the Kennewick Man who surprisingly looks Japans or European depending on your point of view, but for my eyes He looks more like The Donald with the orange glow than any Indian I’ve seen here about.

So maybe we should vote for the Kennewick Man to make American Great again before the Indians came over from Mumbai or someplace East and ruined it all…
I’ll put my proposal to The Donald when he becomes President and see what comes of it.

Am sure it’s all gonna be fine.

I simply don’t see that anything could go wrong with this plan.

What do you think?


Unless you try to hump the Columbus lighthouse in Santo Domingo, that is.

This things is massive….

Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko Churchill | October 12, 2016

The New News Business is just Amazing…

As we build the News Services for Tomorrow, we keep looking at the New Vice News, and style the “TheNewsCommons” as the next big thing.

It’s a new News and Citizen Journalism StartUp that allows the many citizen news journalism sites congregate along with the Citizens surveilling Authority and the Excesses of the Bureaucracies that stifle Human Liberty today across the world.

We do this hoping that by observation — much like when we observe Quantum particles — authorities and bureaucracies, governments, and the Police forces — will only get better.

So let’s join up to provide Quality Citizen Journalism for Progress and Growth as I’ve done over the years with the founding of the Panos Institute of London, and with the “Voices” that have helped far too many people across the Earth, control the excesses of Authority in many difficult parts of the World and that to this day help us fight Corruption, Climate Change, and the Dictatorial Authorities that want to limit our Liberty and our Self Determination as beings fully endowed with Free Will.

So let’s follow now the TheNewsCommons as we built the next Citizen Journalism for our World, and if you have a willingness to work with us and be a Leader — please holler loudly herewith.

Make sure to mind the door and not the gap…

But observing the state of the new News Business today, I must state that Vice News Tonight, just killed it.

They reclaimed the space we forgot, and they reminded us, that news is all about trust.

The roving neo-journos of Vice are going to take over the news business, and they’re gonna hijack it in plain sight, just like MTV did with Music and over the space of a couple of years, became the music juggernaut.

But this is different. Because Vice is built for the twenty first century. Where how you look is secondary to who you are.

The hosts are a cornucopia of sexes and ethnicities. They looked like America. Where everybody is just not that bimbo that reads your news in your local news station like the weather girl out there. The people at the cable news networks are also morbidly indifferent and the big names are not to be trusted anymore after all the revelations that we had with the corruption and complicity with the Hillary Clinton and the DNC machine to fabricate news and make people believe fake news and insanities…

Thinking of that it comes as a refreshing reality that the Vice show was strangely riveting, like watching a younger, multi-culti, sexier and hipper, version of “60 Minutes.” It was news with gravitas for an educated viewer, it was a home run.

And it seems that it will only get better.

We can argue all day long whether millennials watch television.

One thing we know for sure is HBO is the most trusted name in television, its imprimatur is priceless, and yes, millennials do watch “Game Of Thrones.”

And they’re newshounds.

Forget Fox News. Its audience is so aged the outlet should be sponsored by mortuaries.

The networks think it’s about slickness. The local stations are a joke, peopled by bimbos, both male and female, it’s a caricature of the news.

But “Vice News Tonight”… It was the real thing.

While all its competitors are cutting back, believing it’s about balancing the books, Vice is doubling-down and will take over, right under everybody’s noses, it’s quite a remarkable story. Vice knows the marketplace has changed, people want to know and they want someone/something to trust, and if you provide this…

It’s a clubhouse for nerds. And last I checked, nerds ruled the earth. Not the pocket protector geeks of yore, but those unworried about looks and image who are focused on their identity.

The laugh is on the entertainment industry. Trumpeting nitwits and thinking it’s winning. You can make bank on Gigi Hadid and Kim Kardashian, you just can’t capture people’s souls. You’ve got a tribe of nincompoops who believe image is everything who will graduate into becoming nerds and then what?

And in music, we’ve eviscerated credibility, we tell each other it doesn’t matter. That you can sell out to everybody, sacrifice your identity for the buck. Nothing could be further from the truth. Try taking a stand, saying no, that will bond a team to you that will carry you through thick and thin. We live in a flavor of the month culture, and for that we can blame the institutions run by old men, cynical baby boomers and Gen-X’ers, who not only market the songs, but write them too.

I’m sick of this aspirational b.s. Where we’re told if we’re just skinny enough, just beautiful enough, we can be happy.

And that being happy is being rich.

No, being happy is making a difference, being part of a team that is changing the world. Canvass the youngsters, the millennials, the zoned-out, and you’d be stunned to find out this is true.

Right now the number one place you want to work at is Vice. Which knows the trappings are irrelevant, and that the core is everything.

They humanized Glenn Beck, a seeming impossibility.

They illuminated prison rebellion.

And used the imagery of the web in a fresh way. It was Buzzfeed with substance. When everybody else is going for lowest common denominator, it leaves the stratosphere completely empty.

The “New York Times” keeps laying people off. And its video is so lame, high school students could do a better job.

Cable news is so self-important as to be dismissed. Come on, who are these people, who do no reporting and constantly give their opinions like we should care?

Dr Pano Kroko Churchill


Keep looking at Vice and TheNewsCommons, and many other citizen news journalism sites because they will only get better.

And let’s join up to provide Quality Citizen Journalism for Progress and Growth as I’ve done over the years with Panos Institute and with the Voices that have helped people control the excesses of Authority in many difficult parts of the World and to this day helps us fight Corruption, Climate Change, and the Dictatorial Authorities that want to limit our Liberty.

Let’s follow now the TheNewsCommons as we built the next Citizen Journalism for our World.

Let’s do this and learn from the New News Business models that have No Ratings yet, nary a site and a steady channel but have the People power behind them. And if you’re focused on ratings, you’ve clearly missed the memo.

Times are changing…

And Vice News is everywhere. Online, on TV, it’s the outlet of choice. It’s got boots on the ground globally when every other enterprise has brought the reporters home.

This is utterly fascinating to watch. This is why we continue to live. To find those willing to do it differently who engage us, startle us, make us think.

Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko Churchill | September 27, 2016

People’s Health International

PHI — People’s Health International is offering Emergency Medical Services to Refugees and Displaced People all around the world fleeing war, oppression, & Life threats.

PHI is focused on saving lives and helping impacted communities from religious & political conflicts, war, disease, and famine. PHI is the only organisation that offers new antibiotics, immunotherapy, and therapeutics, against the new antibiotic resistant strains of Tuberculosis and Pneumonic TB.

This is a disease that once thought almost extinct in the Western world but it now has made it’s resurgence in Europe and the UK.
Resurgent TB is a fast killing disease that ravages the refugee populations coming to Europe from Africa, Bangladesh, India, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. It stems from the incomplete treatments and the weak antibiotics offered to face this new epidemic.

PHI focuses it’s anti-TB efforts at the points of entry into Europe and in the refugee camps — mainly in Greece, Turkey, Southern Italy, and Spain, and in the refugee camps of Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey, where the disease is rife and unacknowledged, by local authorities fearful of it’s impact on their Tourism.

PHI is the only organisation that has alerted, informed, and involved the WHO & the UN, of the extent and the vectors of this new and highly aggressive form of TB that has made it’s presence in Europe all over again in a new form that we have no known tools to combat effectively. That is why PHI has partnered with the United Nations to offer our data, our vector systems, and our services to WHO and the UN data monitors so that we can develop a campaign for new Vaccines, new Therapeutic, and new Resources to combat this deadly disease before it becomes the Plague and the scourge of Humanity as Black Death once was throughout the World. This drug resistant TB is really a serious threat…

PHI works with Volunteers and a small staff, and is populated by Doctors and nurses of the highest caliber, who choose to use their medical leave, or vacation time, away from their workplace and the hospitals in UK and the United States — in order to help their fellow Human Beings halfway across the globe. They do this as volunteers, fully knowing the lives they save, could be their own, by preventing this nasty killer from reaching their Home Countries.

PHI, relies on Volunteers. Doctors, Nurses, Couriers, Health Care workers, and all other Volunteers, who find meaning when they help others. Working with PHI offers lifetime learning, life affirming purpose, a well as spiritual & personal growth. PHI also offers vaccinations and the TB Medical Diploma, to all of our Volunteers who work with refugees in Syria, Turkey, and Greece, and especially at the illegal entry points.



The PHI volunteers experience tremendous growth by offering help to others who have very little else to rely upon, and certainly nothing to give in return.

So go ahead and join us if you want to do something bigger than yourself…

These are the new phases of Tuberculosis, the MDR-TB and XDR-TB:
1) Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR TB) is a multidrug-resistant TB (MDR TB) is caused by an organism that is resistant to at least isoniazid and rifampin, the two most potent TB drugs. These drugs are used to treat all persons with TB disease.
2) Extensively drug resistant TB (XDR TB) is a rare type of MDR TB that is resistant to isoniazid and rifampin, plus any fluoroquinolone and at least one of three injectable second-line drugs (i.e., amikacin, kanamycin, or capreomycin).

What is tuberculosis (TB)?
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria that are spread from person to person through the air. TB usually affects the lungs, but it can also affect other parts of the body, such as the brain, the kidneys, or the spine. In most cases, TB is treatable and curable; however, persons with TB can die if they do not get proper treatment.

What is multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB)?

Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR TB) is caused by an organism that is resistant to at least isoniazid and rifampin, the two most potent TB drugs. These drugs are used to treat all persons with TB disease.

What is extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB)?

Extensively drug resistant TB (XDR TB) is a rare type of MDR TB that is resistant to isoniazid and rifampin, plus any fluoroquinolone and at least one of three injectable second-line drugs (i.e., amikacin, kanamycin, or capreomycin).

Because XDR TB is resistant to the most potent TB drugs, patients are left with treatment options that are much less effective.

XDR TB is of special concern for persons with HIV infection or other conditions that can weaken the immune system. These persons are more likely to develop TB disease once they are infected, and also have a higher risk of death once they develop TB.

How is TB spread?

Drug-susceptible TB and drug-resistant TB are spread the same way. TB bacteria are put into the air when a person with TB disease of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, speaks, or sings. These bacteria can float in the air for several hours, depending on the environment. Persons who breathe in the air containing these TB bacteria can become infected.

TB is not spread by

Shaking someone’s hand
Sharing food or drink
Touching bed linens or toilet seats
Sharing toothbrushes
How does drug resistance happen?

Resistance to anti-TB drugs can occur when these drugs are misused or mismanaged. Examples include when patients do not complete their full course of treatment; when health-care providers prescribe the wrong treatment, the wrong dose, or length of time for taking the drugs; when the supply of drugs is not always available; or when the drugs are of poor quality.

Who is at risk for getting MDR TB?

Drug resistant TB is more common in people who:
A) Do not take their TB medicine regularly.
B) Do not take all of their TB medicine as told by their doctor or nurse.
C) Develop TB disease again, after having taken TB medicine in the past.
D) Come from areas of the world where drug-resistant TB is common.
E) Have spent time with someone known to have drug-resistant TB disease.
F) How can MDR TB be prevented?

The most important thing a person can do to prevent the spread of MDR TB is to take all of their medications exactly as prescribed by their health care provider. No doses should be missed and treatment should not be stopped early. Patients should tell their health care provider if they are having trouble taking the medications. If patients plan to travel, they should talk to their health care providers and make sure they have enough medicine to last while away.

Health care providers can help prevent MDR TB by quickly diagnosing cases, following recommended treatment guidelines, monitoring patients’ response to treatment, and making sure therapy is completed.

Another way to prevent getting MDR TB is to avoid exposure to known MDR TB patients in closed or crowded places such as hospitals, prisons, or homeless shelters. If you work in hospitals or health-care settings where TB patients are likely to be seen, you should consult infection control or occupational health experts. Ask about administrative and environmental procedures for preventing exposure to TB. Once those procedures are implemented, additional measures could include using personal respiratory protective devices.

Is there a vaccine to prevent TB?
Yes, there is a vaccine for TB disease called Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG). It is used in some countries to prevent severe forms of TB in children. However, BCG is not generally recommended in the United States because it has limited effectiveness for preventing TB overall.

What should I do if I think I have been exposed to someone with TB disease?
If you think you have been exposed to someone with TB disease, you should contact your doctor or local health department about getting a TB skin test or TB blood test. And tell the doctor or nurse when you spent time with this person.

What are the symptoms of TB disease?
The general symptoms of TB disease include feelings of sickness or weakness, weight loss, fever, and night sweats. The symptoms of TB disease of the lungs may also include coughing, chest pain, and coughing up blood. Symptoms of TB disease in other parts of the body depend on the area affected. If you have these symptoms, you should contact your doctor or local health department.

Additional Information.
Multidrug-Resistant TB (MDR TB) MMWRs:
Questions and Answers About TB:
Tuberculosis: General Information:
Tuberculin Skin Testing:
Tuberculosis Information for International Travelers:

So now I WANT you to take a break from Reality.

Turn off your TV and your Mind and follow me to a new Vista.

Forget about debates between highly incompetent people that want your vote and go on a flight of fancy with me… or at least on a flight to New York and to the United Nation building on the riverside between East 42nd and 48th streets.

Here is where 193 member states converge to talk diplomacy, economic, civil action, and human goals, but most importantly you get here with me to think globally…


So let’s it back, have a cool drink, and intimately contemplate “what is the best this world has to offer.”

Of course after this rare moment of distance from the mundane and contemptible — we can all return to the more urgent screaming bloody needs worldwide, from the war in Syria and the drowning children refugees, to the ravages of climate change, and to the sinking small island countries of the rising Pacific ocean.

But first, let’s pause for a second to accept, acknowledge, and savour, our communal Victories for Human Progress.

Let’s cherish this moment, and let’s congratulate ourselves because the greatest gains in human well-being in the history of our species — just happened.

And of course, I am not trying to lead you to inaction, or to inspire complacency, but rather to spur our efforts to accelerate what may be the most important trend in the world today. The trend of our virtuous cycle of Human Existence, Human Progress, and Human Achievement.

Admittedly now the hyperbole we hear and see in the news, is that the world is a bloody mess, with billions of people locked in inescapable cycles of war, famine, and poverty, with more children than ever perishing from hunger, disease, and violence, and with all of us living inside an increasing vortex of hate, suffering, and intolerance, stemming from Islamic terrorism, civil wars, and human conflicts, appearing larger than Life itself…


And that sound about right, because that’s about the only thing Americans can fully agree upon, since we are clearly and heavily polarised about everything else. Because several polls have found that about 9 out of 10 Americans believe that global suffering, poverty, and alienation have worsened, or stayed the same over the last 20 years or so.

However, the one point Americans fully agree on, is clearly wrong, if statistics and the United Nations data can be relied upon and can be believed.

The thing is that overall things around the World, and even back here at Home, have been greatly improving, and getting better at an advancing rate for most all Humans. Indeed things have been getting better at an accelerated rate and even more so than most of us had predicted possible when the Millennial Development Goals first came into existence…

Yes, you heard that right: Thing are getting better for almost all human beings across the planet we call Home. And they have been getting better at a rising clip…

So on this beautiful and balanced Earth, this year of the Lord 2016, we have had some really Good News. Reliably Good News that we can share, as world leaders gather once more for the United Nations General Assembly this week.


Because it is here that the reckoning is tough, and efforts are made to surprise us with the bad news so that we can put our act together and solve big problems — yet all the evidence suggests that we are at a positive time point for all the ages.

Take as an example the number of people living in extreme poverty ($1.90 per person per day) that has tumbled by half in two decades, and the number of small children dying has dropped by a similar proportion — that’s six million lives a year saved by vaccines, breast-feeding promotion, pneumonia medicine and diarrhea treatments!

Historians may conclude that the most important thing going on in the world in the early 21st century was a stunning decline in human suffering.

So here are a few data points: 1) As recently as 1980, 44 percent of the world’s population lived in extreme poverty, according to the World Bank. Now the share is believed to be less than 10 percent and falling. “This is the best story in the world today,” says Jim Yong Kim, the president of the World Bank. 2) For the entire history of the human species until the 1960s, a majority of adults were illiterate. Now 85 percent of adults worldwide are literate and the share is rising. 3) Although inequality has risen in America, the global trend is more encouraging: Internationally, inequality is on the decline mainly because of rapid gains by the poor in places like China and India.

Still the U.N. aims to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030, and experts believe it is possible to get quite close. In short, on our watch, we have a decent chance of virtually wiping out ills that have plagued humanity for thousands of generations, from illiteracy to the most devastating kind of hand-to-mouth poverty.

Yet the public thinks the opposite, that poverty is getting worse. A recent poll, suggests that only 1% percent of Americans surveyed realized that global extreme poverty had fallen by half over the last 20 years.

I wonder if those of us focused deeply in our own worlds, don’t err by focusing so much on the index of human misery, human suffering, and human death, that we carry the misperception that everything is always getting worse and worse.

We all see the bad news, yet it is incumbent to hear the good news for a change because it’s also important to acknowledge the great story of the rising global progress. We need to hare this good news because the public may perceive poverty as hopeless and see no point in carrying on the fight against it — just when we’re making the most rapid gains ever recorded in lifting people out of it.

Let’s keep working against the ravages of Hate and Suffering and we’ll all be better for it.

We have saved many lives together and especially those of the young children, but there is far too much more that we need to be doing.

Let’s get to it without slackening our resolve nor our labors, even a little bit. Let’s keep this momentum going, and we’ll all look back at this singular & historical moment, as a time of triumph for the resilience of the indomitable Human Spirit.



Dr Pano


Again, from a Malthusian point of view — cynics can scoff all they like, but when they say that if more children’s lives are saved, they will just grow up to have more babies and cause new famines and cycles of poverty — we have a great et of data to throw back at them.

Because that is imply not so.

As a matter of fact, when parents are confident and educated that their children will survive, they choose to have fewer of them.

As girls are educated and contraception becomes available, birthrates tumble for all the young mothers in the underdeveloped world — just as they did in the Western industrialised world. Look at Indian women now who average just 2.4 births per couple, and the Indonesian women with 2.5 per family, or the Mexican women who just have 2.2 offsprings, and the Chinese ones with just less than 1…

So please do not fret about Malthus and his negative ideas anymore, because he is too much of the old school to be believed anymore, today.

Let’s just keep on focusing on solving the most intractable and wicked problems out there that we have been optimising for all of our many lives, lived collectively and individually, as a Community of this special Species called Human Beings.

Do this, and help us do more to advance people’s health because our distant ancestor  “Homo Sapiens” could never be prouder…

Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko Churchill | September 20, 2016

Economics of Islamic Terrorism

The estimated number of deaths from terrorism worldwide rose from 3,329 in 2000 to more than 9,798 in 2001, the year of 9/11, to 32,685 in 2014, and all the way to 89,500 (estimate) in 2016. Clearly a rather steep increase in human carnage in such a short period of time.

The direct Economic Impact of 9/11 on Wall Street equities alone, was upward of $ 3 Trillion US dollars. Compounded with the Economic Impact of the 9/11 worldwide and resultant actions — we have more than $ 23 Trillion in total lost equity worldwide from that one horrid day.

If we were to add the impact of Terrorism worldwide in Economic Loss over the last fifteen years — we could easily surpass the total of the World’s annual GDP of the year 2015. that is stunning.

Surely the 3 thousand people killed in 9/11 on the world trade centre cannot be brought back by any measure of cost but the fact that now Americans can sue Saudi Arabia for damages (the financier of the Terrorists and the country that supplied these bombers) is a small measure of relief. Fifteen years too late, but the wheels of Justice work slowly in the extreme.

And the cost of this Terror Act and so many others will have to be estimated now in actions brought before the US courts. Yet since the fifteenth anniversary of 9/11 passed with a great deal of hand-wringing over all the people who want to kill Americans for their own religious grievances — we are especially worried in the apparent rise of terrorists whose origins seem far from fanatical, but certainly religious and ideological in a cold calculated and almost scientific way.

These terrorists are not the usually desperate, poor, or uneducated people from the Middle East. A surprisingly large share of them have college and even graduate degrees. Increasingly, they seem to be from Britain, like the shoe bomber Richard C. Reid and most of the suspects in the London Underground bombings and the liquid explosives plot, in the United Kingdom, and in the United States, were children of hard working yet religious parents who immigrated from the lands of the recent conflicts — places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria etc.

And we also have found that the Economic support mechanisms of the Terrorist Networks, almost always involve some so called Islamic charitable organisations, that are invariably masquerading as Mosques, Meddreses, and Poverty Alleviation Charities for Muslims, and are spread widely cross the United States, Great Britain and the Western European countries. And some of them have direct and open ties to the Wahabbi extremists who are the dominant religion of Saudi Arabia, and even some others are part of the opaque networks of the Secret Saudi Intelligence networks, or the State Intelligence Network of Pakistan, Iran, and Turkey.

This is what we have to address: The Economic inflow and outflow of Islamic Terrorism, and the sophisticated economic networks that facilitate the recruitment of capable and educated people to execute their Acts of Evil in order to spread fear in our Communities.

This is the most important issue facing the World today and the next President of the United States will have to deal with it headlong. With daily occurrence of Islamic Terrorism in these United States, through bombings, mass shoutings, and has killings — this has become the issue of the day for the people of this country and rightly so.

We just have to look at the facts unflinchingly and then engage with the people to bring about a consensus for Action. The talk about going to war against Islamic Terrorism worldwide is heady and rousing, but the reality is that we should first wage an Economic War against the Islamic sponsors of Islamic Terrorism and then go after their economically asphyxiated Terror Networks, cells, and fanatical community that spawns them.

This is the only way that we can win…

Because the serpent of Islamic Terrorism has laid it’s eggs deep within our own advanced and secular Societies and has caused deep Terror inside our own western communities, and that one issue has left the public pondering this question: “Why are some educated people from Western countries so prone to fanaticism?”

Before trying to answer that question, though, some economists argue that we need to think about what makes a successful terrorist and they warn against extrapolating from the terrorists we catch. It is a problem economists typically refer to as “selection bias.”

In their new study, “Attack Assignments in Terror Organizations and the Productivity of Suicide Bombers,” two economists, Efraim Benmelech of Harvard University and Claude Berrebi of the RAND Corporation, set out to analyze the productivity of terrorists in the same way they might analyze the auto industry. …

They gathered data on Palestinian suicide bombers in Israel from 2000 to 2005 and found that for terrorists, just like for regular workers, experience and education improve productivity. Suicide bombers who are older — in their late 20’s and early 30’s — and better educated are less likely to be caught on their missions and are more likely to kill large numbers of people at bigger, more difficult targets… Experience and education also affect the chances of being caught. Every additional year of age reduces the chance by 12 percent. Having more than a high school education cuts the chance by more than half. …

The research suggests … that there may be a reason that the average age of the 9/11 hijackers … was close to 26 and that the supposed leader, Mohammed Atta, was 33 with a graduate degree. As Professor Benmelech put it in an interview: “It’s clear that there are some terrorist missions that require a certain level of skill to accomplish. The older terrorists with better educations seem to be less likely to fail them. Perhaps it is not surprising, then, that terrorist organizers assign them to these more difficult missions.”

Among Palestinian suicide bombers, the older and better-educated bombers are assigned to targets in bigger cities where they can potentially kill greater numbers of people. That same idea means that the terrorists assigned to attack the United States are probably different from the typical terrorist. They will be drawn from people whose skills make them better at evading security.

We know relatively little about why the suspects arrested in the recent liquid explosives plot failed… Perhaps … poor educations made it easier to uncover their plan. We do know, however, that they included a large number of South Asians raised in Britain. It’s only natural that terror groups would recruit native English speakers… It does not imply that the Muslim community is a more fertile ground for terrorists in the United States, Britain, and Western Europe, than in other countries.

Think of the extreme case. One of the people arrested in the liquid explosives plot … was a woman with a baby. London newspapers have speculated that she was planning to carry her baby onto a plane with liquid explosives in his bottle. Even if true, that does not mean we should all start suspecting that women with babies are closet terrorists. That would be rather egregious selection bias. Objectively, we should be much more suspicious of other people. We see only the mother because the terrorists have an overwhelming incentive to find the one unusual terrorist who will outsmart our defenses.

And sadly, it seems that educated and intelligent terrorists are better at doing that than uneducated, fundamentalist lunatics. Oh, that it weren’t so. Like the old advertisement said, a mind is a terrible thing to waste.

Here’s another example of selection bias that might help to clarify. Suppose there two sets of people, one living in city A and the other living in city Z, and you need to recruit a group of tall people to help you in a criminal venture involving impersonating basketball teams. Suppose further that the number people, the distribution of heights, and the willingness to commit crimes is identical in each city.

Now suppose you know your way around city A much better than city Z, and it’s closer, so it’s cheaper and safer to recruit in city A than in city Z. Then your group, once formed, will only have people from city A in it but they are no more likely to be tall and criminal than people in city Z (to make it like the example above, there could be several teams formed from the group of recruits and each team would be formed and assigned to a location based upon the age and education of team members). Thus, if and when the authorities catch people from your group and discover they are all tall and all from city A (and they are likely to be young and uneducated due to the assignment), it would be wrong to then conclude that young, tall, uneducated people in city A are more inclined toward crime than young, tall, uneducated people people in city Z.

But let’s start with recovering a small measure of the damages wrought by the Islamic Terrorism through the newly opened window of the Justice System of the United states of America.



Recent research on the relationship between indices of underdevelopment and
terrorist activity underscores the difficulty in making such links. Alan Krueger and Jitka Maleckova examined available evidence on the links between poverty and education, on the one hand, and the incidence of terrorist activities on the other, and found “little direct connection between poverty or education and participation in terrorism.”

They explored data on the education and income levels of those engaged in terrorist activities, opinion polls on attitudes toward terrorism, and data on income and poverty levels in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as well as among members of Hezbollah and the Jewish Underground—that is, in populations where terrorism has grown and where organisations have practiced terrorism.

Their findings indicate that terrorism seems unrelated to economic deprivation. Indeed, Krueger and Maleckova cite evidence that participants in terrorist organizations and terrorist activities seem to possess higher education and
income status than the bulk of the populations from which they are drawn.

This, of course, was true for the terrorists who carried out the 9/11 attacks on the U. S. Indeed, Muhammad Atta, widely thought to be the leader of the 9/11 attackers, was the son of a lawyer and attended graduate school in Germany.20 Based on the evidence they evaluate, Krueger and Maleckova conclude that the absence of civil liberties, rather than economic deprivation, and the quality and content of education, rather than one’s level of educational achievement, appear more important as determinants of terrorist activity.

At the same time, it needs to be recognized that those who are accepted into
terrorist organizations and are selected for operational activities are drawn from a large pool of volunteers who tend to be from the poorest segments of their societies, a point Krueger and Maleckova recognize but apparently feel is outweighed by additional evidence. Those selected for missions are likely to be those thought to be not only the most committed, but also the most capable of handling the complexities and difficulties that might arise on an operation, and therefore have higher education and technical skills than most members.

It should not be surprising that quantitative measures of economic causation
would be weak predictors of terrorist membership and activity since it is clear, as
mentioned above, that economic deprivation does not always lead to terrorism. The
broader point is that economics is not just about discovering whether specific economic variables can be identified as the sources of studied outcomes. It is primarily about how the inter-relation between incentives and constraints shapes behavior and objectives.

In Conclusion:
Research on groups that use violence suggest a number of avenues where economic considerations of this type may be important.


Dr Pano Kroko Churchill


The Churchill Society has a Meeting to discuss this subject on October 21st in Seattle and you are welcome to participate fully.

Please RSVP right here:

Economics of Islamic Terrorism

Friday, Oct 21, 2016, 4:00 PM

Smart Building Center, Pacific Tower
1200 12th Ave. S Seattle, WA

22 Churchillians Attending

The estimated number of deaths from terrorism worldwide rose from 3,329 in 2000 to more than 9,798 in 2001, the year of 9/11, to 32,685 in 2014, and to 89,500 (estimate) in 2016.Clearly a rather steep increase in human carnage in such a short period of time.The direct Economic Impact of 9/11 on Wall Street equities alone, was upward of $ 3 Trilli…

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Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko Churchill | September 10, 2016

9/11 One Nation Many Faiths

Come join us this Sunday afternoon (5pm) at the scenic location of the “Abode of Kindness” the Seattle Ahmadiyya mosque located a mere 20 minutes outside of Seattle in Monroe Washington, to hear Dr Churchill speak about the solution to our problems of Islamic Terrorism and the issue of the wars of Religion and Civilization, as they are spelled out in his New Book with the title One Nation Many Faiths.

Dr Pano Churchill will be speaking on 9/11 about Peace and Reconciliation between Christians and Muslims who denounce Violence.

It is a talk about Peace and Reconciliation with the Muslim Leaders who actually dare to denounce Violence and interpret the Koran as a Religion of Peace — one of the many faiths that exist within the Secular & Democratic Republic of the United States of America.

Dr Churchill attempts a new understanding amongst the main Abrahamic religions and between the various People of Faith living in this Secular & Democratic Republic of the United States of America.

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Come join us this Sunday afternoon (5pm) at the scenic location of the “Abode of Kindness” the Seattle Ahmadiyya mosque located a mere 20 minutes outside of Seattle in Monroe Washington, to hear Dr Churchill speak about the solution to our problems of Islamic Terrorism and the issue of the wars of Religion and Civilization, as they are spelled out in his New Book with the title One Nation Many Faiths.

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Details: There will also be a Blood Drive on Sunday:
Muslims for Life – Blood Drive
In a nationwide effort to honor the lives lost on 9/11 The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, USA, began organizing blood drives all across the nation in …
Start: Sun Sep 11 10:00 AM
End: Sun Sep 11 5:00 PM

Location: 23515 Old Owen Rd, Monroe, WA 98272
Tel: (425) 954-7526
Bait-ul-Ehsaan (Abode of Kindness) Mosque

Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko Churchill | September 1, 2016

Brain Software – The Ultimate Resource

Brain software and the improved brain power that it effects, is the ultimate resource on this planet. This has been verified as being totally TRUE by any strenuous scientific and physical test.

Think about it…

The power of the mind endowed with the Brain Software of Free and unfettered thinking, as expressed in new ideas and the resultant innovation, is all that has propelled Civilization forward.

That is the Brain Software we need to be installing and reinstalling, in our heads, in order to survive and thrive as a person, as a people, and as a species, that truly aspires to become the rulers of this Earth and the Galaxies beyond, all the way to the ends of our Universe.

Let’s unfetter ourselves from the bondage of religion and allow our minds to fly free to the unknown to bring back useful knowledge and valuable energetics.

Limitless Success is what is accomplished by installing my Brain Software in your head. You should try it some time…

Yet when I first posited this Thesis of mine, about Brain Software and necktop computers, and the immense power resource within them, that is more powerful than any resource on Earth – some twenty years ago – I was attacked.

And I wasn’t only attacked by the religious zealots, but by the smart scientists as well. The attacks from the religious backward people that keep their societies riveted in the strange teachings of the goatherders of the 6th century, were well expected. But the attacks from the offended scientists and from well read physicists — were not…

Now that was expected, because every time we expand knowledge and move forward the progress of science and civilization – some Luddites or fearful of being deposed old-thought scientists, and of course the regular adherents of steady same couchsurfing comfort — suffer greatly when faced with CHANGE.

Yet today, a couple of decades onwards — many leading physicists, brain scientists, and ordinary neural progress advocates, have come around and have accepted my “thesis” and my Brain Software as the much needed tool to enhance and expand our Resourceful Reality. Because I believe that they have now started to see what I see — namely — that our reality is never constrained by resources, but rather by our lack of Imagination, Mindfulness, and Resourcefulness.

Clearly, this is no surprise, because we all know this internally and we can understand it, when we think about it hard and long. We can easily come to realize, that what exists between our ears and what resides inside our head cavity, is the most powerful resource this planet has ever known. Provided that we start using it in that resourceful fashion…

There is more abundant “Energy” inside our heads and through the capacity of our minds, than all the fossil fuels and renewable energy this planet has to offer.

On this — mark my words, read the book Brain Software and come back to tell me how you applied it in your own Life to make a monumental success out of yourself.

After all, the Human Mind is the source of our Thriving Existence, and it will continue to be so — if we maintain the upgrading of the brain Software that we apply to run this neck-top computer that we all have.

And conversely, when we use old and dysfunctional software in our heads — like some of the old religious software that was founded in the deserts of the Middle East by shepherds and goatherders, that we still install in the young people’s heads around the world — we end up with “jihad” against our Civilization and against our Progress. We end up with Dark Ages non-thinking and full on ignorance that takes us back to the Stone Age.

Methinks that it is best to endow ourselves with the Brain Software that will enable us to move the needle of Progress toward the kind of Mental and Physical Liberty that will allow us to move forth in both Science and Society, so that we can innovate our way out of the strenuous issues that we are faced with on our path to continued and thriving existence.

After all, our “Existence” is still a Big Challenge when we hear and experience the cult of Ignorance most all Religions are steeped into. We need to combat that closed mindset, with all we’ve got to avoid a dismal fate of Humanity sliding into the Hades of Oblivion and permanent Insignificance as a species and as a People.

So I wish us Good Luck

Now go ahead and read my book “Brain Software” and decide for yourself if it’s the best way to improve your Life and create your Legacy. You’ll see that it is the best way to upgrade your Brain by installing a better type of Software in your mind, and by extension in our global brain so that we can surely improve the collective Mindset and face the future boldly and limitlessly…



Dr Churchill


Now regarding “Brain Software” — surely You can buy the book at Amazon and other internet booksellers like B&N and more, but for my friends — there is the download link where you get the digital version for FREE and thus we save the trees too.

Here you go:

Now if you were to think of my other important Physics Thesis, as I expressed it in the pivotal Annual Physics conference in MIT back in the day that I actually went there… “Tomorrows Physics, is today’s Metaphysics” we might be onto something substantial.

But I suspect it will be a few more decades, if not centuries before this other Thesis of mine, becomes accepted reality amongst the Cognoscenti of the Physics community, or the wider world of Science…

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Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko Churchill | August 21, 2016

The Reason behind Faith and Belief

I was reminded of this Logical Thinking when was asked to squarely think and share data points and information during a Life Science discussion with a friend. We were actually talking about a new L…

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Posted by: Dr Pano Kroko Churchill | August 21, 2016

The Reason behind Faith and Belief

I was reminded of this Logical Thinking when was asked to squarely think and share data points and information during a Life Science discussion with a friend. We were actually talking about a new Life Saving drug that we have in the pipeline. A medicine so powerful — that it can mend the broken Hearts. A medicine that can save the lives of people suffering from advanced Heart disease. A salvation for broken people…

As I was conversing and inviting this friend to work with me — all the while thinking that at this moment — indeed here is a Paradox for a logical person. A scientist no less. And what is paradox, but a contradiction. A seemingly straight forward contradiction. Same as when I ask people to take a Leap of Faith, and come work with me, based on limited information.

And indeed I do this all the time. Because the way I see it — this is the job of a Great Leader. I must be the Visionary that other people will follow before all the data paints a complete and highly defined picture that others can follow. And indeed there is Logic and Reason behind these great Acts of Faith and the Leaps of Faith required of those who like St Paul, live amongst us today.

It is indeed the mark of Leadership to be able to communicate the Vision, but it is also the key behind the Human Mystery of Belief, to be able to follow that Vision to the land of milk and honey. The ones who get there, the chosen ones, are the blessed ones to live in a state of Grace of their own choosing.

And yet it all comes down to the Pythagorean geometry of the Theorem of Contradictions, and the rounding the square around the circle.

It is truly an exercise in futility when we only engage the binary, dualistic mind and clearly we cannot deal with this level of contradictions, paradoxes, or mysterious theorems, that require us to think at a different level.

Yet the mysterious thinking of Belief which rests at the heart of faith, is what a small percentage of people have become adept at, while the majority remain quite rigid thinkers because their “point of view” their agnosticism, their religious interpretation — all taught them that in order to be faithful, obedient, and stalwart in the ways they choose to conduct their lives, they had better seek some ideal “order” of things that dovetails fully with their philosophy.

And who can blame people who choose the easy path, instead of growing in their capacity for understanding things beyond understanding…

These are not elliptically thinking people, but rather quite ordinary smart and functional people. Unfortunately, they simply never learned much about living inside of paradox and mystery as the very nature of faith and life.

Albert Einstein, the famous physicist, told us to live Life as if everything is a miracle and then he went ahead and proved that…

Yet when one searches further — the local English language dictionary defines a contradiction as two things that cannot be true at the same time. In short a schizophrenic attitude to thinking. One could say that a contradiction is two things that cannot be true at the same time, being held in your present frame of logic. As long as you do not reframe your reality, as long as you insist on your own frame of reference, you will not be able to find the wisdom in paradox.

Take for example “The Kingdom of God” which is Jesus of Nazareth term for the bigger frame, or what we often call “the big picture” or “in the light of eternity” the ‘Great Hereafter.”

But to get there and to even begin to understand that great hereafter, you’ve got to find some framework that allows you to stand back and look at this moment with the eyes of Compassion for all and sundry, including yourself. Only then you’ll see yourself with compassion and love as well.

And that way, you’ll see in peaceful coexistence, the many things which appear to be contradictory through logical, egocentric, dualistic thinking. In the frame of compassion — things might not necessarily be divided. So much so that living in the here and now becomes the norm and a transcendent belief suddenly becomes easily understood.

Therefore a great paradox which is a seeming contradiction — may nonetheless be true if seen in this different frame. This newfound “Reason” and “Logic” behind the “rational” mind is what transcends understanding through the normal thinking process.

But let’s look at the meaning and the origin of the word “Paradox” in order to fully understand this paradoxical nature of belief.

The word comes from the Greek prefix “para” meaning “beyond” or “outside of” and the verb “dokein” meaning “to appear or to think.” A paradox is beyond the normal way of thinking.

Contradictions are based on logic, a set of assumptions or expectations which we take for granted. Conversion to a new way of thinking, is when a changed mind allows you to call those old assumptions and expectations into question.

If you’re still overly attached to your ego, you normally can’t let go of these opinions. It takes true transformation to allow you to look at yourself from a bit of distance—with some calmness, compassion, and the humility and honesty to know that you don’t know.

In truth, we are all living paradoxes.

No one or no thing is totally good or totally bad.

Yet the miracle of Life is always present with us.

Every moment that we are alive and every moment that we breath — we are a manifested miracle.

And well beyond this Life we are a true Miracle too — only in a changed form and in an unseen [as of yet] reality.

So let’s behave like it.



As a good example we must examine the Damascus moment of Paul of Tarsus. In his profession, He was a persecutor of the followers of Christ and he may even have been a murderer of many of them — all in the name of being a good Pharisee.

He defended his reality to the hilt.

Yet on a fine day, and quite suddenly, on the road to Damascus, he gets blinded and as a fallen blind man — he sees the “Light” and he finds that the strict line between good and bad, evil and virtue, black and white — gets completely dissolved.

And in that singular moment, the contradictions have been overcome within him, and he joins the eternal Life of Faith…

What a Journey…

So what would be your road to Damascus moment in your Life?

Will you come to truly see after being blinded?

Or you will stumble from proof to proof until there is no longer the Miracle of Life to behold you in this World?

Be in the now and accept what is as it is: A great Miracle to behold…

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