Sunday, November 20, 2011

Is our future Blade Runner or is it Mad Max?

I saw a documentary " Crude Impact" It dealt with peak oil and the damages we are inflicting on the planet by the extraction of oil. It also focuses on the unsustainable path we are on due to our hyper consumption. A day after I saw the movie "Blade Runner" which depicts a society in the year 2019. It is very gray and polluted , machine like with no humanity. After the movie I thought we could very easily end up live the Blade Runner scenario if we do no make significant changes in how we think, act and living. I felt a great sense of hopelessness and darkness, but after some contemplation I realized the we are responsible for the future we create. I would like see a more humane, sustainable, nurturing, non toxic, individualistic and healthy place to live, so why not create it and fight for it instead of complaining and feeling defeated and overwhelmed . I am glad I saw this documentary and this movie. I feel invigorated and more responsible.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Yes the game is rigged, yes government has been acquired

I relate in a way with the general sentiment of The Wall Street protest. What I do not understand
is why Wall Street? The main culprit here is the political system that has been set up for it to be bought,The White House, Congress and The Judicial system.We like it or not we have a system controlled by a small group of campaign donors. In my mind the government has set the rules and it is suppose to enforce them. Currently the government has set the boundaries and makes sure no one disrupts the current paradigm which is "please buy me"
Wall Street is simply taking advantage of the rules of the game. That is like blaming a baseball player for stealing second base, that is within the rules of the game. I say Occupy Washington every politicians homes and the supreme court for giving further power to corporations to expand their abilities donate even more to candidates(easier acquisition). There is garage sale going on in Washington, next election buy yourself a congressman or women as well as some favors from your president, maybe you can get government financing for own Solar company.
Wow, wow Democracy in the toilet

Friday, November 04, 2011

Assets versus liabilities in the USA-Scary future-Ocuppy Washington

If you really want to know where we are in this country and how crazy, out of touch and irresponsible politicians have been with our future just go to the Treasury Department's website and look for . It will blow your mind how deep in the whole we really are, as well as how much of actual financial reality is being hidden from us and not made available to the public. Europe, long terms does not look that bad, boy the Chinese must be laughing as they lend us more with a shovel in their hands. The shift must come we all need to become leaders because the current group is too corrupt and has been bought off a long time ago. We cannot afford to have the current establishment running this game, if we want to continue to have a game.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

We are going to be forced into living simple and self reliant lives.

I believe that we are in a period of very little growth that will last maybe ten to fifteen years. We are de leveraging mountains of government and personal debt. At the same time we are making a slow transition to a sustainable economy and living model. During these times we will see lower levels of consumptions on the basics and less spending in the unnecessary. Prices of food and energy are predicted to go higher. As a consequence we are going to have to live less dependent lifestyles. It sounds painful but the more I think about it could end up being the other way around, this current model the one we are living now being the painful one and the simple and self reliant a more happy one. Lets see but no doubt the shift is almost here.

Who is Radamés Soto?

Radames Soto is the president and founder of Kinina Ventures, a firm specializing in the creation and acquisition of companies in the wellness and media sectors. He is a former Managing Director of The Wall Street Journal Interactive. Soto joined Dow Jones & Company in November 1998. Under Mr. Soto's direction, the former Wall Street Journal Americas expanded its focus on the business and financial needs of the Latin American market through the creation of The Wall Street Journal Interactivo.

Mr. Soto is widely regarded as one of the most experienced and multi-faceted figures in the new media world. Among his projects is the film "Road Dogz," the nationally syndicated series "HispanicAmericans: The New Frontier" hosted by Jimmy Smits, "Video Active" - a nationally syndicated show for teenagers, and "America Latina Finanzas y Negocios" - a weekly business show syndicated throughout Latin America sponsored by Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Soto has an extensive track record in the creation of content both for the Internet as well as film and television. He developed a TV/Internet series with HBO "Techno3." He is considered by many, including publications like Variety, the New York Times, the Village Voice, and Hispanic Magazine, as a leader in Internet content for Latinos.

Mr. Soto owned and operated a successful and well-respected entertainment and media company for five years, Blue Pearl Entertainment. He is also the founder of TDI (a broadcasting & Internet investment firm) and Zotox Investments, a new media merchant house for the Spanish-speaking world.

As a journalist Mr. Soto is the recipient of an Emmy, the ACE Award, and a New York State Broadcaster's Association Award. He is also a three-time nominee for the ACE Award in investigative reporting.

Mr. Soto has been keynote speaker at the following conferences: LOHAS conference in Boulder-2001; Inter- American Development Bank in New Orleans-2000; Jupiter Communications in Miami -2000; LatinTech Conference-2000; Internet World-Latin America-1999; Jupiter Communications Advertising Conference, NY-1999; The New Media Forum, New York City-1999; Digital Hollywood, Beverly Hills, CA-1999.

Mr. Soto holds a bachelor's degree in journalism, an MBA in Management, and a specialization in finance from the University of Miami. He also has a specialization in Mergers and Acquisitions from New York University. He is married with three children and resides in New York City and Miami.

Make the planet a nourishing and loving place to live. The heart is the real source of our actions and ideas. Let's really make quality of life and human nourishment the priority.

Respect nature. We are nature; it is our duty to respect, protect and learn from nature rather than conquer her.

The Inner Journey. The real revolution is our inner growth. As long as we do not reinvent our inner landscape, our outer reality will continue to be limited, stale and violent.

Live a holistic lifestyle. The mind, the heart, the spirit and the body are one interrelated organism.

Business to transform the world. Business is a very powerful force that must be used to transform the earth. Compassion, entrepreneurship, innovation and the Spirit are the core elements of this transformation. Business based on innovative chaos, taking risk, intuition, heart, synthesis, non-linear skills, a holistic approach, conservation, quality, cooperation and partnership are the focal points of a new business paradigm.

Use technology to unite people. Let's create technologies that bring us together and help us develop lives of greater quality. The Internet is a manifestation of our desire to be connected. We aspire to connect to each other and become whole.

The Media. Media must inform, uplift, educate, inspire and unite. Not manipulate, instill fear, and keep people from developing their inner greatness.

Individual versus the collective. The individual must become responsible for his or her well-being, inner journey and self-improvement. The government cannot do it. Let's empower our selves, hearts, and thoughts.

Government small and non-intrusive. The government is simply a traffic cop. The responsible individual is the engine of growth, order and prosperity.

High self-esteem is the most effective weapon against corruption. As human beings we must understand that we are all capable of creating the life we want. We do not have to take from others. The universe is an abundant system. Scarcity is an illusion.

We are what we eat/eating is a political act. If we eat junk, we become junk, we think junky ideas and we end up creating a world of junk. Let's eat quality food and become quality people.

Quality of life over superficial growth. Our economic growth must be based on the growth of the human spirit and the improvement of our lives. We need to change the measurement of our economic life and the meaning of the word "profits." Profits must include quality of life, personal growth and enjoyment.

Learning is a human right. Teaching people is a global duty; not having education available is a violation of human rights.

Role models are extraordinary people. We must admire real people that have created extraordinary lives, not people created by the media. Role models are essential for the development of our human potential.

Abundance and prosperity. The universe is abundant. We are abundant and limitless. We need to turn our minds and hearts toward our greatness, abundance and possibilities.

Consumption vs. quality of life. We cannot fill our emptiness by consuming. Consumption must have meaning and its consequences measured. We need nourishment, creativity, encouragement, playfulness and community - not more consumption.

Individual creativity, imagination and self-expression are sacred. Individual creativity must be respected, encouraged and protected. It is the only way out of our current broken paradigm.