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Effective Sociological Assistance and Support Programs
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For any Humanitarian Program to be effective, it has to be undertaken in such a manner wherein it adequately addresses the underlying cause in addition to curing the symptoms brought about by the “disease”.

The problem must be identified, defined and a viable course of action must be put in place towards a specific and tangible solution. If too much time is spent focusing on the problem, the solution will never be found.

Likewise, if random solutions are thrown at the problem without a meaningful effort to cure the root cause of the problems, they will be recurrent in nature.

Perhaps worst of all, are the great many efforts where only a solution to a single symptom is put forth while other symptoms and the root cause are all ignored, much to the detriment of the individual.

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Natural Disaster Mitigation in the Philippines
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The goal is to utilize a full spectrum of methods to greatly reduce the impact on the disaster for the local populations. While there is not any viable or realistic approach to staving off natural disasters, they can be foreseen, planned for and the damage and cost greatly mitigated when they do strike. In such a way, the cost of the natural disasters, both financially and in terms of human life will be greatly reduced, as will the cost of emergency response work and the programs for disaster relief.

During the time of typhoons Milenyo and Reming, there was also a volcano blast at Mayon Volcano in the province of Albay in the Philippines. As a direct result of this disaster, more than sixteen hundred people died in the resultant mudslides. When this occurs on a small scale, it is known as “erosion” but on a larger scale, it becomes “landslides” or “mudslides”.

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The Government Dependency Class
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There is a lot to be said for charitable work but in order to be effective, it cannot be about intentions, feelings, emotions or any other intangible concept. For charitable work to be effective and meaningful, it must provide long-term, viable solutions to problems that currently exist and allow for the creation of environments that necessitate charitable giving. 

Unfortunately, we have seen and are living through the very real environment allowed to foment from the creation of a dependency class that rather than solving any issues, has created an entire class of people who not only rely on government (read taxpayer) subsidies, but whom are now reluctant at best to do anything to actually improve their lot in life.

Everybody needs a hand up from time to time and some people seem to have the worst of fortune and find themselves in exceedingly difficult circumstances on a somewhat regular basis but the key to successful charity is sustainability … of both the charitable programs and the results.

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Energy and Sustainability in Isolated Communities
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People living in more rural and isolated areas tend to have much higher rates of poverty and a lack of utilities and infrastructure than those who live in more urban areas or within larger population centers.

As a result, it is necessary to focus on the delivery of not only a sufficient amount of resources, but the proper technologies into these areas in order to create a real, long-term change and do what is necessary to fully eradicate the scourge of poverty from this world in which we live.

Not only are the power resources necessary to provide these people with an adequate means of protecting themselves and living, to some degree at least, more comfortably but also for the provision of social assistance, work programs, training facilities and even to generate a positive cash flow for the local community.

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Philippine Humanitarian and Charitable Projects
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Projects we are working on and would like some help getting more well known. 

I am presently working with a zero budget but I do not want charity so much as an opportunity … for which I need some serious help marketing this. We will also need to get some decent camera equipment so that we can document some of our work. I have a little Canon but it takes two pictures and even brand new rechargeable batteries are dead. We have worked with ENRO both nationally and locally but have no documentation as well as the work we have done locally for the homeless and poor. All of that has effectively been a wasted effort in regards to the potential for marketing and growth so that you and I can get on payroll as soon as possible. We need both still and video cameras to document our work if we are going to use it as a means for marketing and growth. Lighting is damn near impossible to find here too so if we could find some aluminum drop lights even, that would be awesome. (Mind you we do use 220 volts here but for most lamps, that should not be an issue) I am including a list of projects with approximate prices we set up last year and that we would be ready to do within a week generally should you know anyone who wishes to start marketing them. 

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Coral Triangle Preservation Project and the Verde Island Passage
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Coral Triangle Preservation Project and the Verde Island Passage

The Coral Triangle is one of the most ecologically diverse reef systems in the world, primarily through the Verde Island Passage. Unfortunately, at the very same time, the Verde Island Passage is perhaps one of the most prevalent international shipping lanes between the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea with an extremely large volume of shipping passing through at any given time.

While measures have been put in place including Philippine Executive Order 578, there is scant funding for any meaningful projects and virtually no means for enforcement. This even extends to emergency response efforts that need to be put in place in order to address any issues when ships develop problems within the Verde Island Passage.

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STATED GOALS AND PURPOSES in Philippine Operations
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STATED GOALS AND PURPOSES

  • The incremental and complete eradication of poverty within the Philippines and around the world

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My Venture into CryptoCurrency
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My Venture into Crypto Currency

NOTE: The link to BTCPOP is an affiliate link and yeah, I get a bonus of sorts if you sign up there, though certainly not enough to get rich.

This will be an ongoing and learning experience as I enter the realm of cryptocurrencies and learn what I can about what is going on there in that world.

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are all the rage in many circles, and with the many rises and falls of bitcoin, some people tend to shy away from the whole thing, believing it to be nothing more than a scam. As I progress, I will be looking at all of the strong and weak points of these systems and juxtaposing them with many views I routinely come across.

In the Beginning of Cryptocurrency

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Sustainability and size. Does size matter for sustainable development?
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Whole System Sustainable Developments or systemically sustainable developments are an admirable if not necessary goal for the future of humanity, the planet and the overall capacity for the continuation of human growth and development.

Is it possible though, that there may be times when sustainable development is not possible? What are the contributing factors that would prevent development from being conducted in a sustainable fashion? If a development is not sustainable in nature, should it ever be built?

The answers may be somewhat surprising, if not disturbing at least to a limited degree, but also necessary if a realistic approach is going to be taken to ensure the future of Human Growth and Development for the entirety of humankind.

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Roots of and Solutions for Poverty
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The problems with poverty are multi-faceted, including both causes and effects that are systemic and … dare it be said … self-sustaining and dynamic in nature, often exacerbating the original causes and creating an ever-increasing detrimental impact for those under its grasp.

There should be no doubt at this stage, that the many government “social assistance” programs have led to an expansion of the causes and subsequently, to the number of people adversely impacted and continuing to live in impoverished conditions.

The same path is being actively sought out by some who believe that we can just hand someone a minimal cash paycheck each and every month and all of these problems will magically disappear.

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Understanding Sociological Sustainability
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Sociological (or Social) Sustainability is by far, the most frequently overlooked aspect of Systemic Sustainability. This is understandable in some ways, as human nature is fickle even on the best of days. The psychological nature of humanity is difficult to comprehend. The same people who would risk sacrificing themselves to save one another from a natural disaster, may very well kill each other on a whim should their respective governments decide it is time for war.

Some will claim that people are inherently good, but if this is the case, why must children be taught that it is wrong to steal and to lie? Attempting to fit all of the quirks of human nature into an already complex system is … challenging to say the least … but also necessary if true Systemic Sustainability is to be a realistic goal to be attained.

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