Jihad, Oslo Crusade, Religious Terrorism, and Systemic Poverty Traced to Historical Roots

Jihad, Oslo Crusade, Religious Terrorism, and Systemic Poverty Traced to Historical Roots











The Great Leap-Fraud – Social Economics of Religious Terrorism


Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) August 17, 2011

Terrorism affects nearly every country, and attempt after attempt to precisely define why it remains so prevalent continue to fail. A.J. Deus offers one possible root cause in his new non-fiction book, The Great Leap-Fraud: Social Economics of Religious Terrorism (Volume II) by Missing Element Publications.

In a highly relevant analysis to the current crisis in the Middle East and the terrorist attacks in Oslo, The Great Leap-Fraud reassesses a vast body of primary documents from the beginning of Judaism through the evolution of Islam and the Christian Reformation. It evaluates the Judaic Scripture of the Jews, Christians and Muslims for its potential to stir hatred, violence and terrorism, and it searches for messages in the Scriptures that may influence the economic behavior of societies. The book unveils the intellectual framework that led to catastrophic events such as 9/11 and the attacks in Oslo, and demonstrates how the tragedies will keep feeding on themselves under cover of religious freedom.

The Great Leap-Fraud shows in detail how Muslim, Christian, or Jewish religious extremism emerges, and how its mechanisms lead to infiltrating societies to turn them into theocracies that have to endure persistent poverty and terrorism. It explains the duty of Muslims to jihad and how the original commandment fits into the context of history as a response to a holy war that had been declared against the Arian Christians of the time.

Deus uncovers major findings about the motifs of Judaic religions, their forms of social organization and their strengths, the mechanism between social changes and religious violence, as well as the interdependence between religiosity and economic development. The work offers important insights into the secularization process and how the outlook and strategy of sects have changed over time.

The Great Leap-Fraud has been selected by iUniverse as both an Editor’s Choice and Rising Star program selection.

About the Author

A.J. Deus is a researcher in economics and writes political economics articles. His research focuses on social economics and the history of economics. He earned an economics degree from the University of Applied Sciences in Economics and Business Administration, Zürich, Switzerland, and a master’s degree from the University of Ottawa, Canada.

EDITORS, PUBLISHERS: For interview requests, international editions, and editorial contributions contact:

Missing Elements Corporation, Surrey, British Columbia

S. Nourozi, Tel: +1 604 725 7508, Email: soriah(at)ajdeus(dot)org

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Melting Sea Ice Forcing Polar Bears to Swim Longer Distances, Linked to Increased Mortality of Cubs, Finds New Study

Melting Sea Ice Forcing Polar Bears to Swim Longer Distances, Linked to Increased Mortality of Cubs, Finds New Study











Polar bears like this one are having to spend more time in the Arctic water due to less summer sea ice.


Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) July 19, 2011

Sea ice loss from climate change is causing polar bears to swim longer distances to find stable ice or to reach land, resulting in greater risk to their cubs, according to a new paper co-authored by a WWF expert.

“Climate change is pulling the sea ice out from under polar bears’ feet, forcing some to swim longer distances to find food and habitat,” said Geoff York, WWF Polar Bear Expert who is an author of the study.

“This research is the first analysis to identify a significant multi-year trend of increased long-distance swimming by polar bears. Prior research had only reported on single incidents,” said York.

U.S. Geological Survey biologist and lead author Anthony Pagano will present the study (“Long-distance swimming events by adult female polar bears in the southern Beaufort and Chukchi Seas”) on July 19 at the International Bear Association (IBA) Conference held in Ottawa, Canada.

Between 2004 and 2009 researchers collected data from 68 GPS collars deployed on adult female polar bears, in combination with satellite imagery of sea ice, to identify incidences of bears swimming more than 30 miles at a time. Researchers identified 50 long-distance swimming events during the six year period involving 20 polar bears. Swimming events ranged in distance up to 426 miles and in duration up to 12.7 days.

Eleven of the polar bears that swam long distances had young cubs at the time of collar deployment; five of those bears lost their cubs during swimming — a 45% morality rate. In contrast, only 18% of cubs died that were not compelled to swim long distances with their mother.

The final report is not yet released but the full abstract is provided below.

High Resolution Photos and Video Available

Contact Rhys Gerholdt, rhys(dot)gerholdt(at)wwfus(dot)org, for a selection of high-resolution photos and video of polar bears swimming in the Arctic.

Key Facts


    Arctic sea ice extent has dropped to record low levels in July 2011; sea ice volume is now 47% lower than 1979 levels when satellite records began (Source: University of Washington Polar Science Center).
    The annual Arctic sea ice minimum will be reached in mid-September. September 2010 saw the third lowest sea ice extent on record. The lowest and second-lowest extents occurred in 2007 and 2008 (Source: National Snow and Data Center).
    Long-distance swimming puts polar bears at risk of drowning due to fatigue or rough seas. Like humans, polar bears can’t close off their nasal passages so they are at risk of drowning in rough water. Cubs are at even greater risk. Their smaller body size and limited body fat leaves them more prone to hypothermia, and they don’t have the energy reserves of an adult bear.
    On June 30, 2011 a federal judge upheld the George W. Bush administration decision to list the polar bear as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. In July 2011, Canada placed the polar bear on their Species at Risk list.
    Adult male polar bears were not studied because they cannot retain GPS collars because their muscular necks are larger than their heads.

Study Abstract

Long-distance swimming events by adult female polar bears in the southern Beaufort and Chukchi seas

Anthony M. Pagano, Kristin S. Simac, George M. Durner, and Geoff S. York

U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center, 4210 University Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

Present address: WWF Global Arctic Program, 30 Metcalfe Street, Suite 400, Ottawa, ON K1P 5L4

Abstract

Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) are dependent on sea ice for their survival and reductions in sea ice have been linked to population declines. In the southern Beaufort and Chukchi seas, the duration between melt and freeze onset has increased and summertime sea ice extent has decreased. As summer ice habitats melt in this region, polar bears that do not follow the receding pack ice may be forced to swim long distances to areas of higher sea ice concentration or to land. We used data from 68 Global Positioning System collars deployed on adult female polar bears between 2004 and 2009, in combination with satellite imagery of sea ice, to identify swimming events >50 km. During summer and autumn (June through October) we identified 50 swimming events from 20 polar bears. We found a significant increase (r2 = 0.83, P = 0.03) in the proportion of GPS collared bears that swam over the 6 years of this study, but variations in the number of collar deployments per year and improvements in collar technology over the course of the study preclude us from fully evaluating this trend. Swimming duration and distances traveled ranged from 0.7 to 12.7 days (mean: 4.0 days) and 53.7 to 687.1 km (mean: 167.3 km). Most bears swam from areas of unconsolidated sea ice to the main pack ice (mean distance: 178.1 km; n = 25). Average movement rates during swimming (1.9 km/hr) were 2.2 times higher than movement rates on sea ice >50% concentration (0.9 km/hr). We identified 6 bears whose dependent cubs survived long distance swimming events and 5 bears that may have lost their cubs as a consequence of swimming. Despite the ability of polar bears to swim long distances, this behavior places them at risk of drowning and imposes greater energy expenditure, which could have negative impacts on recruitment. Long distance swimming is likely an additional indicator of the negative effects of sea ice loss on polar bears in the southern Beaufort and Chukchi seas.

About World Wildlife Fund

WWF is the world’s leading conservation organization, working in 100 countries for nearly half a century. With the support of almost 5 million members worldwide, WWF is dedicated to delivering science-based solutions to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth, halt the degradation of the environment and combat climate change. Visit http://www.worldwildlife.org to learn more.

Contact:

Rhys Gerholdt

202-341-1323

rhys(dot)gerholdt(at)wwfus(dot)org

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FreeBalance Shares International Financial Institution Expertise at OCRI Workshop in Ottawa, Canada

FreeBalance Shares International Financial Institution Expertise at OCRI Workshop in Ottawa, Canada











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Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) May 09, 2011

FreeBalance, a For Profit Social Enterprise (FOPSE) software company that helps governments around the world to leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth, announced that it is participating in the Doing Business with International Financial Institutions (IFI) workshop on May 10, 2011 from 8:30 – 11:30 am. Organized by Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI) and Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, the workshop will be held at the Export Development Canada building, 151 O’Connor Street, 2nd Floor Lounge, Ottawa, ON. Please contact Kirsten Sardelis (ksardelis at ocri.ca) to register for this free workshop.

During the workshop, attendees will learn about:

The types of opportunities financed by the IFIs and other development agencies that exist for Canadian companies
How the IFI landscape has changed in recent years
The new areas of opportunity and the procurement processes
The trends of interest to Canadian consultants and firms
The support mechanisms available for Canadian companies wishing to pursue IFI-financed projects
Strategies and key success factors involved in winning IFI-financed contracts, including recent procurement changes
Techniques to finance your export contracts and mitigate risk when dealing with an IFI

“FreeBalance would like to thank OCRI and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade for organizing this workshop,” said Matthew Oliver, Director, Global Marketing & Alliances at FreeBalance. “FreeBalance is a Canadian company that is active in all World Bank regions. Our mission is to help countries leverage technology to support economic growth and aid development through transparent and accountable financial systems.”

Olivier will be participating on the 10:00 – 11 am panel to discuss working with IFI institutions. An IFI is a financial institution that has been established (or chartered) by more than one country, and hence are subjects of international law. Examples include the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Inter-American Development Bank, Asian Development Bank; and the African Development Bank. Other participants on the panel include Stephan Sander, Co-President, Sander Geophysics Ltd.; Boris Jacouty, Business Development Manager, CPCS; and a representative from Export Development Canada. The panel will be moderated by Amber Germain, Trade Commissioner, Office of Liaison with International Financial Institutions, Embassy of Canada, Washington, D.C.

FreeBalance is active in 19 countries, including Antigua & Barbuda, Afghanistan, Canada, Iraq, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Liberia, Mongolia, Namibia, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Southern Sudan, Timor-Leste, and Uganda among others. FreeBalance software manages more than a quarter trillion ($ US) annual budgets worldwide. More than 70,000 users around the world use FreeBalance software to manage a global civil service workforce of 1,500,000.

About FreeBalance

FreeBalance helps governments around the world leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth. FreeBalance software solutions for public financial and human resource management support reform and modernization to improve governance, transparency and accountability. Good governance is required to improve development results. For more information, visit http://www.freebalance.com.

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idoodlesoftware Supplies Custom Educational Game For Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars

idoodlesoftware Supplies Custom Educational Game For Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars












Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) July 26, 2011

idoodlesoftware inc. an education software company offering innovative solutions to bridge the gap between traditional and digital learning, announced today that it signed an agreement to supply to the Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) program a virtual 3D immersive STEM educational game simulating a Mars colony.

Based on Cyan Worlds Inc. program “MYSTOnline:URU Live,” the students of the VASTS Summer Academy will use the pilot to simulate the scientific exploration and habitation of Mars as part of their curriculum which will take place at NASA Langley Research Center this summer.

“We are privileged to be working with VASTS and their amazing team of education specialists, headed by Director Mary Sandy. The pilot integration of the Mars Colony Simulation into the VASTS Summer Academy curriculum demonstrates the progressive thinking that is required to better prepare the students for a STEM based world that awaits them after graduation,” said Robert Sowah, Chief Executive Officer of idoodlesoftware inc. “Taking the lead on the Mars Colony pilot development has been as incredible team of professors, researchers, programmers and developers from around the world, guided by Dr. William Schmachtenberg, that have worked tirelessly to make sure the pilot was delivered on time. We believe the use of our game technology, myURU, in the classroom engages the students on an exciting new level that has not been realized before now.”

“VASTS takes great pride in our demonstrated success of encouraging students to pursue STEM majors in colleges and universities by providing real-world problem-solving experiences. The inclusion of this interactive virtual Mars environment into our curriculum allows students to complete various experiments and procedures using the simulation and see, in real time, the outcomes of their decisions,” said Amber Agee-DeHart, VASTS Program Manager. “Integrated with NASA data, the Mars Colony Simulation allows users to examine various elements of Mars such as analyzing rock samples for potential evidence of life. idoodlesoftware is changing the way education is delivered.”

This release includes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbour provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the impact of competitive products, the ability to meet customer demand, the ability to manage growth, acquisitions of technology, equipment, or human resources, the effect of economic and business conditions, and the ability to attract and retain skilled personnel. The Company is not obligated to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

About idoodlesoftware Inc.

idoodlesoftware, Inc. is an education software company out to bridge the gap between traditional and digital learning. Founded in October 2008, the company is based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and London, England. The idoodlesoftware portfolio of educational software, which is installed in over 8,000 schools representing 4,000,000 students, advances core curriculum studies in both primary and secondary schools by focusing on STEM, literacy, history, social science. For more information please go to http://www.idoodlesoftware.com, or follow idoodlesoftware at facebook.com/idoodlesoftware and twitter.com/idoodlesoftware.

About Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) program:

VASTS is an interactive on-line science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning experience, highlighted by a seven-day residential summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Students selected to participate in the program are immersed in NASA-related research through interaction with scientists, engineers and technologists. The program is a partnership between the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and NASA Langley Research Center with support from the Commonwealth of Virginia and industry.

For more information please visit us at http://www.vasts.spacegrant.org

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STUNDERTHORM — An Artistic Message From A Possible Future

STUNDERTHORM — An Artistic Message From A Possible Future












Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) August 14, 2007

European scholar/percussionist Johannes Welsch has released the album STUNDERTHORM together with singer/engineer David Hess (Heidelberg, Germany) and didgeridoo master Paul Hinger (Ottawa, Canada). The album features an acoustic recording of archaic voices (i.e. gongs, drums, voice and didgeridoo) which is comprised of three soundscapes and six rhythm pieces. The 28 page booklet presents the visionary art of Tina Welsch and the utopian essay by Johannes Welsch.

“Unless there is an almost unimaginable shift in consciousness, humanity will be subject to a cataclysm of never seen proportions,” asserts Welsch, former project director at one of the world’s leading management schools. To the many doomsday scenarios confronting humanity at the beginning of the 21st century the academic turned mystic adds the STUNDERTHORM, a cataclysmic tale based in part on his background in Organizational Theory. The voice he chooses is one from the future looking back at our current structural deficiencies:

“The Stunderthorm was rooted in our inability to put strategy first. When suffering became a catalyst for change, change was impossible for a humanity insisting on national identity and complex structure. Strategies needed to address a long list of overwhelming global challenges: war, human rights violations, environmental pollution, climate change, hunger, disease and natural disasters. Insanity insisted on national competitive advantage in the face of these ever-accelerating global processes and threats. The delusion of national advantage left all of humanity at a disadvantage. The process was exacerbated by the metastasis of commercial and industrial organization. ‘Globalization’, the overheated shouted, ‘means that all sit in the same boat.’ Their words coincided with the general realization that the boat was sinking.”

In this vision, the OT axiom “strategy supersedes structure” holds not only for commercial enterprise, but also for humanity as a whole, leaving us in a most precarious situation. However, rather than going on a lecture tour in an attempt to better the world one presentation at a time, Welsch disseminates his message through artistic works, through radio play, global podcasts and live performances (http://www.indie-music.com/bands/bands/1480), hoping to reach the many — fast.

STUNDERTHORM is a wholistic call for a general awakening: the 2,000 word message from “the end of what you call the 21st century” is illustrated by many of Tina Welsch’s mixed media paintings and enhanced by an original acoustic recording. Just as looking at the open sea triggers notions of infinity and eternity, Tina’s art leads to deep visions of inner and outer worlds. The two works’ “Original Regression” and “Polygravitational Subjunction” illustrate those poles. The deeper meaning of the former is self-evident while the latter shows a group of planets as they circle their sun, aligned through a force (polygravitational subjunction) revered as divinity by the consciousness on the seven planets.

The soundscapes and rhythm pieces were produced at the Alien Lab Studio in rural Ontario and engineered by vocalist David Hess. The nine tracks feature a wide range of percussion instruments including some of Welsch’s fine gongs (http://www.drumsoloartist.com/cgi-bin/news/2005/news.pl?record=38). Hess also contributes his unique style of throat singing, in which he generates a fundamental note and harmonious overtones simultaneously. Paul Hinger’s didgeridoo adds both rhythm and sound to the acoustic recording. The well known performer from Ottawa has toured the planet with his instruments and contributed to many recordings. STUNDERTHORM is being featured on radio programs across North America, podcasted worldwide and available on iTunes

STUNDERTHORM — Key Facts and Contact Information

Johannes Welsch — Percussion

David Hess — Vocals

Paul Hinger — Didgeridoo

STUNDERTHORM Definition:

Stunderthorm (stun´der thôrm´), n. 1. a transient disturbance accompanied by institutional disintegration leading to a visionary system of social, political and spiritual perfection. 2. the final and completely destructive era in the history of humanity. 3. any great and crucial advancement in the evolution of consciousness.

Written and produced by Johannes Welsch

Artwork by Tina Welsch

Recorded by David Hess

Mastered by Joao Carvalho

Edited by June Martyn

Published by SONIC FLAME

SONIC FLAME

RR #1 – 1645 Bay Lake Road

Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0

Canada

Phone: 001.613.332.9870

e-mail: Gongmystic @ aol.com

Website: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jwdhph

Artist Website: http://www.indie-music.com/bands/bands/1480

Available at http://www.CDBaby.com and on iTunes

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