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 August 2013

Theme this month:

Final month to participate in Global Dialogue 2013
Concerning the theme Ministry of Global Peace in government

Last month for participating in Global Dialogue 2013.
Ministry of Global Peace in government


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Artwork by software developer Germain Dufour
July 2013

Dear participants,

Global Dialogue 2013 ends this month at the end of August. Results will be published in the Proceedings as is done every year. You can participate by sending your article, paper, artwork or opinion concerning issues of the theme. Over the past decades, participants were asked to participate by following the steps described in the Process Overview of the Dialogue and are shown this month Newsletter as well.

  Read August 2013 Newsletter
 July 2013
Theme for this month

Letter to President Obama

Concerning the Syrian uprising and the production, transportation and burning of the dirty tar sands oil of Alberta, Canada


by

Soullife





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Artwork by software developer Germain Dufour
July 2013

President Obama,

Note:
This is a follow-up to a previous letter sent to you over the months before your re-election as President of the United States of America (see References Section). The following short list shows the work done so far by Global Community concerning the dirty tar sands oil of Alberta, Canada.

Short list of previous articles and papers on Energy and the protection of the global life-support systems
Work done from January 2012 to June 2013
Work done from 1985 to December 2011

Introduction

Seismic waves are the vibrations from earthquakes that travel through the Earth; they are recorded on instruments called seismographs. Seismographs record a zig-zag trace that shows the varying amplitude of ground oscillations beneath the instrument. The Richter magnitude scale was developed in 1935 by Charles F. Richter of the California Institute of Technology as a mathematical device to compare the size of earthquakes. The magnitude of an earthquake is determined from the logarithm of the amplitude of waves recorded by seismographs. The Richter Scale is not used to express damage. An earthquake in a densely populated area which results in many deaths and considerable damage may have the same magnitude as a shock in a remote area that does nothing more than frighten the wildlife. Large-magnitude earthquakes that occur beneath the oceans may not even be felt by humans. An earthquake's destructive power varies depending on the composition of the ground in an area and the design and placement of man-made structures. The extent of damage is rated on the Mercalli scale. Mercalli ratings, which are given as Roman numerals, are based on largely subjective interpretations. A low intensity earthquake, one in which only some people feel the vibration and there is no significant property damage, is rated as a II. The highest rating, a XII, is applied to earthquakes in which structures are destroyed, the ground is cracked and other natural disasters, such as landslides or tsunamis, are initiated. Richter scale ratings are determined soon after an earthquake, once scientists can compare the data from different seismograph stations. Mercalli ratings, on the other hand, can't be determined until investigators have had time to talk to many eyewitnesses to find out what occurred during the earthquake. Once they have a good idea of the range of damage, they use the Mercalli criteria to decide on an appropriate rating The biggest quake in recorded history was the 9.5 quake that struck Chile in 1960. It killed nearly 1,900 people and caused about $4 billion in damage in 2010 dollars. Generally, you won't see much damage from earthquakes that register below 4 on the Richter scale.

Now let me explain where I am going with the above description of measuring an earthquake. Global Community has developed a mean to measure the amount of destruction cause by human activities. Not by Nature! But by human activities! Why is that important? It is important because there are human activities going on in every part of the world. And the world, our planet, can only be pushed to its limits by so much destruction before everyone on the planet suffer extinction. Life extinction! So Global Community has proposed a way to measure human activities of all types and show how important and destructive consequences may be. Global Community already has researched and developed the Scale of Global Rights for people to live by. The Scale tells you what is the most important, and what is the least important for the survival of our species. By accepting the Scale as our first principle, many activities would not be conducted as we would know their destructive effects. Well! That is the idea!

We applied here the above principle and conducted measurements on the actual consequences of the Syrian uprising which started late January of 2011 and the activitiy concerning the production, transportation and burning of the dirty tar sands oil of Alberta, Canada. Of course we deal here with actual facts and events and not on what people are saying in the Media.

We define here a "terrarist" to Global Community as being a person, a group of persons, a business, a government, or an organization that by their activities have had a significant destructive effect on the global life-support systems. This is where the above measurement of the effects and activities come to be useful. For instance, a person such as Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, is a terrarist because of his position as a leader with significant powers over the world and has given hope to a small group of people, also terrarists, who started the Syrian uprising with significant consequences and destruction. A business is called a terrarist business when its activities can bring about signifiant destruction to the global life-support systems. A typical example is of course the businesses listed in this article and involved with the production of the dirty tar sands oil of Alberta, Canada.

Other very obvious activities that qualify as terrarism against Global Community are: economic warfare, population warfare and military warfare. All three aspects have been defined more specifically in July 2010 Newsletter. Warfare


Global Community's universal App has been designed for both iPhone and iPad by software developer Germain Dufour with Global Community Webnet Ltd.and has been approved by Apple and the iTunes Review team. To find the App you need to have downloaded iTunes or if you alreaded have it on your device check the Apps category. In the button "Search Entire Library", type in "Global Community" or "Global Community Webnet Ltd." The App should appear on your screen and you can download it for free.

App Name: Global Community
App Apple ID:620071212
Category: Education
Price: free
Size: 224 MB
You can also download the App using the following link: Global Community App
iUniversal
Keywords: Peace; Global Community; Global Justice; Global Parliament; Earth management.

App Metadata:
Beginning in 1985, all global concepts such as those listed in keywords and now promoted on the Internet were first researched and developed by Germain and Virginie Dufour.

Welcome to your Global Community, our unique world and the only legitimate framework for Earth governance and management.

Global Community is a non-hierarchical nonviolent organization of individuals and organizations that promote the arts, conduct workshops, facilitate nonviolent direct actions, educate, organize, campaign, empower, and aim to rip injustice from its roots. We are delighted to receive new articles, papers, reports, art work, comments, animations, games, and Apps for future Newsletters.

We encourage formats including facilitated groups, photographic, poster and dramatic displays dealing with pertinent themes concerned with the promoting of Global Community values and principles and in in the challenges of community and home development. We need to educate the coming generations with good principles, being compassionate, social harmony and global sustainability being some of them. They are global commons for survival and a basis for humanity's new vision of the world. Please submit your proposals.

Global dialogues are the source of new ideas and finding new ways for our survival and taking along with us other lifeforms on the planet. We promote democracy, fight hunger, terrorism, disease, and human rights abuses. Global Dialogue 2013 theme is concerned about the formation global ministries.

Why a Ministry?

Humanity sees the need to manage world affairs in several aspects of our lives. Today, earquakes, cyclones and other natural disasters, as well as human made global destruction and disasters, require a rapid and efficient response from the world to help those in needs. All of this can be effectively accomplished when the organizational structure of the government of each nation-state includes a Ministry of Global Peace and a Ministry of Essential Services. We can all co-operate together better this way when all people are prepared and able to do so.

Because of the limited quantities of Earth resources to be made available for this generation and the next ones, and because of environmental, climate change, and world population concerns, there is a need to manage the entire process of managing resources. And we all know that the amount of oil left in the ground in the world has already passed its peak quantity. So why waste the oil on doing things we know are nothing but a waste of energy and often use for destruction and certainly will shortened the life span of the next generations. A Global Resources Ministry is needed to look after the management of Earth resources at all stages: exploration, production, transportation, manufacturing and distribution.

  Read July 2013 Newsletter
 June 2013
Theme for this month
Pathway to Peace in the world

For centuries Canadian society has shown that the diversity of people, their ways of doing things, can be an advantage to living together, and that the diversity can also bring Peace and prosperity in a nation. Diversity can actually be the root cause of Peace. The Canadian experience has shown that this has been the better way to bring about the event of Peace in the world, and not the military option.


Ministry of Global Peace in government
Canadian Experience is the pathway to Peace in the world
Peace includes many aspects of Life in society
Canadian society today includes a vast diversity of cultural heritages and racial groups. This multicultural diversity is a result of centuries of immigration. Truly, the struggle for the making of Canadian multiculturalism is the Canadian experience and the Canadian identity. Canadian multiculturalism is a symbiotical relationship between Canada, the Canadian people, and the world.

Diversity has been a fundamental characteristic of Canada since its beginnings. At the time of European settlement there were more than 60 Aboriginal nations speaking more than 30 languages. As the French and then the English colonized Canada, treaties were signed that acknowledged Aboriginal nationhood. Linguistic duality was enshrined in law at the earliest stages of the development of the Canadian federation. At a time when it was accepted practice to establish sovereignty through war and cultural domination, there were enough Canadians who believed in the virtues of accommodation and mutual respect to ensure that, with some exceptions, Canada would develop peacefully and the foundations of its diversity would be preserved.

Germain Dufour
Spiritual Leader of the Global Community

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Artwork by software developer Germain Dufour
May 2013

Global Community's universal App has been designed for both iPhone and iPad by software developer Germain Dufour with Global Community Webnet Ltd.and has been approved by Apple and the iTunes Review team. To find the App you need to have downloaded iTunes or if you alreaded have it on your device check the Apps category. In the button "Search Entire Library", type in "Global Community" or "Global Community Webnet Ltd." The App should appear on your screen and you can download it for free.

App Name: Global Community
App Apple ID:620071212
Category: Education
Price: free
Size: 224 MB
You can also download the App using the following link: Global Community App
iUniversal
Keywords: Peace; Global Community; Global Justice; Global Parliament; Earth management.

App Metadata:
Beginning in 1985, all global concepts such as those listed in keywords and now promoted on the Internet were first researched and developed by Germain and Virginie Dufour.

Welcome to your Global Community, our unique world and the only legitimate framework for Earth governance and management.

Global Community is a non-hierarchical nonviolent organization of individuals and organizations that promote the arts, conduct workshops, facilitate nonviolent direct actions, educate, organize, campaign, empower, and aim to rip injustice from its roots. We are delighted to receive new articles, papers, reports, art work, comments, animations, games, and Apps for future Newsletters.

We encourage formats including facilitated groups, photographic, poster and dramatic displays dealing with pertinent themes concerned with the promoting of Global Community values and principles and in in the challenges of community and home development. We need to educate the coming generations with good principles, being compassionate, social harmony and global sustainability being some of them. They are global commons for survival and a basis for humanity's new vision of the world. Please submit your proposals.

Global dialogues are the source of new ideas and finding new ways for our survival and taking along with us other lifeforms on the planet. We promote democracy, fight hunger, terrorism, disease, and human rights abuses. Global Dialogue 2013 theme is concerned about the formation global ministries.

Why a Ministry?

Humanity sees the need to manage world affairs in several aspects of our lives. Today, earquakes, cyclones and other natural disasters, as well as human made global destruction and disasters, require a rapid and efficient response from the world to help those in needs. All of this can be effectively accomplished when the organizational structure of the government of each nation-state includes a Ministry of Global Peace and a Ministry of Essential Services. We can all co-operate together better this way when all people are prepared and able to do so.

Because of the limited quantities of Earth resources to be made available for this generation and the next ones, and because of environmental, climate change, and world population concerns, there is a need to manage the entire process of managing resources. And we all know that the amount of oil left in the ground in the world has already passed its peak quantity. So why waste the oil on doing things we know are nothing but a waste of energy and often use for destruction and certainly will shortened the life span of the next generations. A Global Resources Ministry is needed to look after the management of Earth resources at all stages: exploration, production, transportation, manufacturing and distribution.

  Read June 2013 Newsletter
 May 2013
Theme for this month
Celebration of Life Day

On May 26 of each year, as part of the Peace Movement of the Global Community, the Human Family, global citizens rejoice with all Peoples of the world , and all life, for the annual Celebration of Life Day. Life is the most precious gift ever given by God to the universe and this event needs to be celebrated.


And so I ask everyone, all


Peoples of all places, cultures and religions
Other life forms
Celebration of Life Day on May 26 of each year.
from the time the Sun rises that day, until sunset, I ask you to pray to God and say thank you God for the gift of Life on Earth. Thank you God for the gift of Life on Earth. Thank you God for the gift of Life on Earth.

Germain Dufour
Spiritual Leader of the Global Community

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Artwork by software developer Germain Dufour
April 2013
Global Community's universal App has been designed for both iPhone and iPad by software developer Germain Dufour with Global Community Webnet Ltd.and has been approved by Apple and the iTunes Review team and so now the App status has changed to Ready for Sale. To find the App you need to have downloaded iTunes or if you alreaded have it on your device check the Apps category. In the button "Search Entire Library", type in "Global Community" or "Global Community Webnet Ltd." The App should appear on your screen and you can download it for free.

App Name: Global Community
App Version Number: 1.0
App Type: iOS App
App SKU: GCuniversal
App Apple ID:620071212
Category: Education
Price: free
Size: 224 MB
Rating: Rated 9+ i.e infrequent/mild mature/suggestive themes
Requires: compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation, iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad.
Requires iOS 5.1 or later
Language: English
Keywords: Peace; Global Community; Global Justice; Global Parliament; Earth management.
Promo codes: 50 are available for a period of 4 weeks from April 24.
iUniversal
  Read May 2013 Newsletter
 April 2013
Theme for this month
Global Community App with iOS 6

Soon you will read our Current News and Newsletters, watch our animations and play our video games and Apps anywhere safe you go (please not while driving). We have a series of new animations and Apps in plan for this year all of which are aimed at educating this generation and the coming generations in the ways of Global Community.



iUniversal App using storyboarding in XCode

iPad Storyboard
Storyboard_ipad

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Artwork by software developer Germain Dufour
March 2013
iPhone Storyboard
storyboard_iphone
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Artwork by software developer Germain Dufour
March 2013

We are planning to deploy our website on Internet with Apps. Soon we will be serving Global Community at the tip of your fingers on all devices. Keep watching us!

Germain Dufour
Spiritual Leader of the Global Community


  Read February 2013 Newsletter
 February 2013

Theme this month:

Visit and participate Global Community activities with your Android iPhone

Now you can read our Current News and Newsletters, watch our animations and play our video games and Apps anywhere safe you go (please not while driving). We have a series of new animations and Apps in plan for this year all of which are aimed at educating this generation and the coming generations in the ways of Global Community.

Visit the new Global Community website with your Android iPhone (not available on Windows) and tell us how you like it. Fill our survey form included with this Newsletter.




What we stand for Activities Contact us

We are planning to deploy our website on Internet with Apps. Soon we will be serving Global Community at the tip of your fingers on all devices. Keep watching us!

Germain Dufour
Spiritual Leader of the Global Community

  Read February 2013 Newsletter
 January 2013

Theme this month:


Now you can read our Current News and Newsletters, watch our animations and play our video games and Apps anywhere safe you go (please not while driving). We have a series of new animations and Apps in plan for this year all of which are aimed at educating this generation and the coming generations in the ways of Global Community.

Smart phone size

  Read January 2013 Newsletter
 December 2012

Theme this month:
Welcome to your new Global Community web site

Desktop size

The new Global Community web site now automatically adapts its layout to different screen sizes, orientations, and resolutions, and for various desktop browsers and mobile devices such as the iPhone, Android phone, and tablets. Click on GCactivities on the above header to visit the new web site. Please do test it.

Now you can read our Current News and Newsletters, watch our animations and play our video games and Apps anywhere safe you go (please not while driving). We have a series of new animations and Apps in plan for this year all of which are aimed at educating this generation and the coming generations in the ways of Global Community.

Smart phone size



Please help us evaluate our new web site by completing this short survey. Click on SurveyForm on the above header. We will use your feedback to determine how we can improve our services to you. Thank you for volunteering your time.

  Read December Newsletter
 November 2012

Theme this month:
Shaping The Future Global
A forum organized by the Global Peace Centre.

My contribution to Shaping The Future Global.


My speech in Flash swf

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Artwork by Germain Dufour
September 2012
Get more details with the theme from November 2012 Newsletter Get more details from November 2012 Newsletter

Text of above video is shown in November Newsletter.
    Note that this video is a 15 minutes speech and will take you time to download depending of the format you click on. The swf file is much faster. You may only want to listen to the audio part of the video. If you just want to know the text of my speech, it was included below here.
    • SWF file (58 MB) Flash swf version of the movie
    • HTML document Flash HTML version of the movie
    • flv movie 214 MB f4v version of the movie
    • Quick Time (.mov) movie 242 MB f4v version of the movie
    • f4v movie 539 MB f4v version of the movie
    • mp4 movie 719 MB mp4 version of the movie
    • Audio only 168 MB The audio only part of the movie
    • Audio only 352 MB The audio only part of the movie
  Read November Newsletter
 October 2012

Theme this month:
Ministry of Global Peace in government

Ministry of Global Peace in government
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Artwork by Germain Dufour
September 2012
Get more details with the theme from October 2013 Newsletter Get more details from October 2013 Newsletter


The theme for this month Newsletter is best described by the following animations in different formats.
  1. Register your Ministry now :
      SWF file Fundamental Principles
      HTML document Fundamental Principles
      QuickTime movie Fundamental Principles
      MPG-4 movie Fundamental Principles
  2. Global Community definition:
      SWF file Global Community definition
      HTML document Global Community definition
      QuickTime movie Global Community definition
      MPG-4 movie Global Community definition
  3. Why a Ministry of Global Peace in government ?
      SWF file Why a Ministry of Global Peace in government?
      HTML document Why a Ministry of Global Peace in government ?
      QuickTime movie Why a Ministry of Global Peace in government ?
      MPG-4 movie Why a Ministry of Global Peace in government ?
  4. Scale of Global Rights:
      SWF file Scale of Global Rights
      HTML document Scale of Global Rights
      QuickTime movie Scale of Global Rights
      MPG-4 movie Scale of Global Rights
  5. Global Law:
      SWF file Global Law
      HTML document Global Law
      QuickTime movie Global Law
      MPG-4 movie Global Law

Text of above animation (.htm)
  Read October Newsletter

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