Interstellar and Intergalactic Space Travel.
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The 100 year starship project aims to make human travel beyond our solar system a reality by the year 2112 and is dedicated to identifying and pushing the radical leaps in knowledge and technology needed to achieve interstellar flight.


A way has been found to coax photons into binding together to form molecules -- a state of matter that, until recently, had been purely theoretical. The coherent interactions between individual photons may enable a wide variety of scientific and engineering applications.


It is now possible to construct a digital photograph of a photon, which might be useful to scientists researching synthetic molecules, in order to produce synthetic photons that could be digitally/electronically controlled.


Here is an article about synthetic biology regarding the digital genome -
"This cell's lineage is the computer, it's not any other genetic code". If digital molecules can be produced, then producing digital photons may also be possible.


Could the outer shell/layer(s) of a starship be made out of photons and/or synthetic photons? And would a collection/group of photons the size of a starship be able to travel en-masse at or close to the speed of light?


On another note, robots could possibly be constructed that are capable of using the technology and techniques needed to produce test tube humans incubated in artificial wombs. Robots might also bottle feed, nappy change, and nurture the first generation of humans on exoplanet(s).


Not all exoplanets will be suitable for human habitation. Such planets, however, could be suitable locations for robots to use 3D printers to construct telecommunication masts, which would be erected by robots to connect the Interplanetary Internet, which may, over time, become an Intergalactic Interplanetary Internet. Robots could also erect structures such as accommodation for humans.


The Milky Way Galaxy is about 100,000 light years across and 1,000 light years deep. The Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy is about 75,000 light years from the Milky Way galaxy. M81 and M82 are also nearby galaxies that are about 12 million light years away.


Even if a starship could travel at the speed of light, it could take tens of thousands or even millions of earth years to travel to other galaxies. Robots could possibly survive such a long journey and produce test tube humans when they get to a planet suitable for human habitation.

Apparently "Most physicists think that faster-than-light particles cannot exist because they are not consistent with the known laws of physics." Physicist, however, do have an understanding of the properties a particle such as a tachyon would need to have to be able to travel faster than the speed of light. Therefore, it may be possible to create what are currently thought to be hypothetical faster-than-light particles such as Tachyons.

Could the outer shell/layer(s) of a starship be made out of synthetic/digital tachyons and/or other faster-than light particle(s). And would a collection/group of tachyons and/or other faster-than-light particle(s) the size of a starship be able to travel en-masse faster than the speed of light?

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The Noahide Laws
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On March 20, 1991, U.S. Public Law 102-14 was signed by U.S. President George Bush Sr, and states that "Congress recognizes...ethical values and principles have been the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization, when they were known as the Seven Noahide Laws...society is profoundly concerned with the recent weakening of these principles that has resulted in crises that beleaguer and threaten the fabric of civilized society...Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, leader of the Lubavitch movement, is universally respected and revered...in tribute to this great spiritual leader, 'the rebbe', this, his ninetieth year will be seen as one of `education and giving', the year in which we turn to education and charity to return the world to the moral and ethical values contained in the Seven Noahide Laws...this will be reflected in an international scroll of honor signed by the President of the United States and other heads of state."

Those who adhere to the Noahide Laws are known as Bnei Noah (Children of Noah or Noahides). An adherent of Chabad is refered to as a Lubavitcher. "So, are Jews also considered Noahides? After all, they too are descendants of Noah" We are told that the answer is "No, this is properly a category for Gentiles only. The Noahide Laws were revealed long before Abraham. The people of Israel, whom we know today as Jews, are descendants of Abraham through Isaac and Jacob. They have their own unique and special covenant and mission to the world as expressed in the Torah revealed to Moses at Sinai. Israel is to be separate from 'the nations' (Numbers 23:9; Exodus 19:5-6)."

In 2011 the Noahide organisations 7for70 and noahide.org received official recognition from the United Nations and are authorised to work in the UN. “Their first official visit to the UN included participation in selecting the new judges for the International Criminal Court…” The first of the Noahide Laws is Courts and the appointment of Judges. The punishment for breaking any one of the Noahide Laws is death by decapitation. The capital sentence can be passed on the testimony of a single witness, by a single judge, and without the warning about punishment.

On chabad.org (Halacha 14) we are told that Gentiles are obligated to set up judges and magistrates in every major city to render judgement concerning the Noahide Laws. And it is stated here that, "...the imposition of capital punishment by a non-Jewish state under the principle of dina de'malchuta dina does not require the application of strict evidentiary and procedural rules as in Jewish law. For instance, the testimony of one witness or the defendant's confession might suffice to convict a defendant."

October 2004 saw the re-establisment of the Sanhedrin in Israel. The Sanhedrin's website has a section entitled Jerusalem Court for Issues of Bnei Noah, which reads, "The purpose of this court is to rule on the legal aspects of issues concerning Bnei Noah: biblical and internationally recognized principles as a basis for legal reciprocity in international law...This court has been set up to serve the needs of B'nei Noach worldwide. Judaism does not view itself as a universal religion, instead it sees itself as a national faith...There is however a basic minimum common to all proper faiths, and this is the Noahide teachings." On the website of noahide.org, we are informed that, “The non-Jews have the full length and breadth of Torah—they just have a different role in it...While Jewish law does not prohibit proselytization, it does not call for a world of Jewish converts, either. The traditional messianic vision, as articulated most famously in the Book of Isaiah, is of a world at peace in which everyone acknowledges one God, even if all do not adopt Judaism."

Here is a 2001 White House picture of President George W. Bush at the lighting of the 9 branched 'Hanukkah Menorah'. Menachem Mendel Schneerson was born on the 11th day of Nisan (Nisan means 'their flight'). On the Chabad website we are informed of how Rabbi Abraham Shemtov told of an urgent meeting President George W. Bush held with Jewish leaders immediately following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The tradition of the White House Hanukkah party was started by President George W. Bush on December 10, 2001, when he stated, "Tonight, for the first time in American history, the Hanukkah menorah will be lit at the White House residence..." Here is George W. Bush in 2006 with Rabbi Yakov Cohen of the worldwide Institute of Noahide Code, discussing the 'Road Map to World Peace' based on the Seven Noahide Laws. Hanuakkah menorah lightings also take place in the U.K. parliament, Australian parliament, and Internationally.

People are informed by Barack Obama in this 2013 Presidential Proclamation that "This day recalls the memory of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe...His work strengthened ties between people around the world." And Obama's 2009 proclamation asks people to, "look to the future with a renewed sense of civic engagement and common purpose." President Obama also hosted the first Passover Seder to be held in the White House. More information about U.S. Presidents and the Lubavitch movement can be found here. You can also find proclamations by other U.S. Presidents that mention Menachem Mendel Schneerson by searching here for 'education and sharing'.

In the Jewish calendar, the 9/11 attacks took place during the month of Elul, which is the month of repentance and redemption, and considered "a most opportune time for teshuvah ("return" to G-d)." The Chabad website states that "we don't sin to do Teshuvah, but according to our sages, a sin can take you higher than all the mitzvahs could ever reach—if you do teshuvah out of love." On the Sanhedrin website, there is a link to the 1st Covenant Foundation aka the Rainbow Covenant, where there is an article entitled 'Noah and 9/11'. In the Bible, God's covenant with Noah is to be found in Genesis Chapter 9. Menachem Mendel Schneerson would have been 99 (9x11) in 2001.

ICTS International is the Israeli company that handled security at 9/11 airports. The ICTS International daughter company, I-SEC, has another daughter company called PI (Pro-Check International). On the website of the U.S. Government Securities and Exchange Commission, page 82 of SEC File 0-28542 states that, "ICTS Europe was sold by ICTS [International] in 2002...In September 2002, ICTS [International] and ICTS Europe  established  a joint venture, ICTS  Netherlands  Airport  Services ("NAS"), owned equally by the parties...NAS commenced operations in December 2002...The joint venture declared dividend in 2005."

In Genesis Chapter 9, we are told that after the flood, God used a rainbow to seal his Covenant with Noah - a rainbow of seven colours. The 7for70 website tells us that, "For Noah Descendants the Rainbow (together with Menora) became the symbol also coz it always reminds us about how much it is important for this world to exist that mankind must observe Seven Laws..." Both the seven colours of the rainbow and the seven branched Temple Menora (7/7) are used as symbols for the Seven Noahide Laws.

At the time of 7/7 in 2005, a subsidiary of ICTS Europe called 'ICTS (UK) Ltd' based in Tavistock Square, London, provided security for the company whose bus exploded in the same Tavistock Square, London. In 2004 Metronet Rail announced that Verint Systems had been selected to enhance security of the London Underground and that Verint's networked video system [CCTV] was to be installed on the entire London Underground.

Verint software, which is used by over 5,000 organizations in over 100 countries worldwide, generates actionable intelligence through the collection, retention and analysis of voice, fax, video, email, Internet and data transmissions from multiple communications networks. Verint Systems are also reported to be involved in the Prism Surveillance Program. More info on Verint Systems here. More information on Surveillance here.

Major General Daniel Rothschild was Deputy Director of Israeli Military Intelligence and Chief of the Intelligence Research and Analysis Department. Major General Daniel Rothschild is also Deputy Chairman of the Israeli board of the America Israel Friendship League, and Director at Investec bank. (More info on the Rothschild further on).

What is Zionism? "Zionism — the Jewish national renaissance movement — is one of the most misunderstood examples of modern nationalism. Part of the reason is that Zionism is founded on a paradox. In an attempt to transform the Jewish people into being like all other nations, Zionism sought a contemporary solution to the “Jewish problem” by returning Jews to their ancestral homeland. Although secular Zionist thinkers drew upon sacred Jewish traditions of rebirth and restoration, they discarded or recast anything not connected to restoration, especially religious rituals. Zionism is thus an endeavor to restore the Jew to his historical roots through national revival while “rebelling against Jewish history;” an effort to re-establish Jewish tradition while redefining Jewish practice and ritual; an attempt to enable Jews to live in their own land like every other nation, while stressing the distinctive elements in their history, culture, and society."

Under the leadership of Menachem Mendel Schneerson "Chabad was transformed within a few short decades from a small hasidic sect into a thriving global network...In accordance with the Rebbe’s instructions, Lubavitchers have also assumed responsibility for convincing non-Jews to follow the Noahide Laws, a set of seven moral imperatives the Talmud claims are binding on all mankind. Owing to this fervent activism, Chabad is now the most widespread and vibrant Jewish organization in the world; in some countries, such as France, Australia, and almost all of the former Soviet republics, Chabad has effectively become Judaism’s public face...in a recent book titled 'The Rebbe, the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference', historian and Orthodox rabbi David Berger demonstrates that one faction of Chabad no longer presents the Rebbe as “only” the messiah, but instead goes so far as to identify him with God himself."

The 'High Council of Bnei Noah' was officially recognised by the Sanhedrin, in 2006, as an international Noahide organization for teaching humanity the Noahide Laws. The purpose of the 'High Council is "To form a vessel through which the Torah, from Zion (via the Sanhedrin) can effectively serve non-Jewish communities around the world, [and] transform the Noahide movement from a religious phenomenon - a curiosity many have not heard of - into a powerful international movement that can successfully compete with, and with G-d's help bring about the fall of, any religious movement...". Here we read, "Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi, a leader of the Italian Muslim Assembly, addressed the assembly, speaking about B'nei Noah in Islam: "Islamic law holds within it the seven laws of Noah and can be taught correctly to the Muslims of the world."

Information about Four Ways of the Death Penalty can be found on the 7for70 website, “Execution of the death penalty is the component and integral part of the first of Seven Biblical Laws – about establishment of courts and appointment of judges. However the death penalty itself can be used as punishment for deliberate and conscious infringement upon one of Seven Laws only when Jerusalem Temple exists." However, this website states that, "The Children of Noah have an obligation to have their own Noahide courts, independent of the Holy Temple and the Sanhedrin of the Jews."

It seems that the Third Holy Temple has/will be built at 770 and/or one of the replicas of 770 and then subsequently transported to Jerusalem. There is a replica of 770 in Kfar Chabad Israel, as well as other locations. On page 20 of this document we are told that "770 is where the Beis HaMikdash [temple] will first come down and from there it will return to Yerushalayim". And the poem on page 39 of this document says, "For it is specifically in 770 where the sh'chinah [dwelling place] will first appear...770 whose wall is attached to the Beis HaMikdash [temple]". Menachem Mendel Schneerson (the Rebbe) lived in the Lubavitch World Headquarters, 770 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York, from 1942 until his death in 1994. "...the Rebbe was quoted as saying that ever since the shechina removed itself from the Jewish people, it has resided in the home of each generation’s leader, which constitutes the 'primary lesser sanctuary that God provides for Israel during the exile in place of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem'. In other words, the divine presence resides at 770 Eastern Parkway..."

On this Chabad website, we read, "...the number 770 is a multiple of the number seven. Our Sages teach, "All the sevenths are cherished,"...reflected in the Jewish people’s task of drawing the Divine Presence down to the earth, so that the Divine Presence becomes manifest...the task of our generation, the seventh generation -- to hasten the coming of the Era of the Redemption, the era in which G-d will again reveal His Presence in the world openly...". And page 13 of this document tells us, “All the appointed times have passed”...We understand from this that the continuation of the avoda to follow – as long as Moshiach Tzidkeinu is delayed for some (completely unknown) reason – is not “the avoda of elevation,” as the avoda of elevation has been finished and completed". Considering that the dwelling place of the Moshiach [Messiah] is in the Beis HaMikdash [Temple], it is possible that the temple has already been built, and is awaiting transportation to Jerusalem.

"Medrash teaches that G-d Himself will build the Third Temple, and it will descend out of the fire from Heaven, onto its appointed place on earth, the Temple Mount. Rashi (the chief and classical bible commentator, circa 1200 C.E.) and Tosefos, (an academy of European scholars circa 1300C.E.) and many other authorities subscribe to this view, and this has become the popular view of the Jewish people." Chabad-Lubavitch believe that if they build the Third Temple, they can hasten the coming of the Messiah.

The Rothschild family have an association with the Lubavitch movement. David Rothschild is author of this two volume series of the Lubavitcher Rebbe's holy-day essays. And on the website of the Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters, we are informed that, "Mr. Daniel Rothschild is the President of the Jewish Federation of Switzerland and a dedicated supporter of his local Chabad Center. He came from Basel with Rabbi Wishedsky, Basel's Chabad Shliach, for the [Chabad-Lubavitch] conference. “We need the input of Chabad to make Jewish life more prosperous in Switzerland,” he [Daniel Rothschild] told Lubavitch.com." Daniel Rothschild aka 'Daniel A. Rothschild' is the proprietor of Daniel A. Rothschild Consulting. Daniel Rothschild, a long time member of SCHWEIZERISCHE ISRAELITISCHE EMANZIPATIONS-STIFTUNG (SIES), in Basel, Switzerland, and was until 2012 also President of SIMON UND HILDEGARD ROTHSCHILD-STIFTUNG (SHRS) in Zürich, Switzerland. The current President of SHRS is Jacqueline Rothschild-Dietisheim who was formerly Director of Rothschild Bank AG in Zurich.

Prior to 1917, Russian Zionist group Hovevei Zion (Lovers of Zion) and Bilu set up a series of Jewish settlements (1870-1890) in the Land of Israel, financially aided by Baron Edmond James de Rothschild.

The Balfour Declaration (dated 2 November 1917) is a letter from UK Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Baron Rothschild, which states that, "His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country." The Balfour Declaration provided powerful leverage in the quest by Jews to establish the homeland of Israel. More information can be found here and here.

"Baron Edmond de Rothschild (1926 - 1997) was the richest and most successful of his family since the late 19th century...With his investments in Geneva, Israel, London, the United States and Italy...he came nearest of all his family to recreating the famous international set-up of the founders [of the Rothschild dynasty]... perhaps even more important in his life than business and marriage was Israel. In the 1880s his grandfather Edmond...had been responsible for financing and guiding the very first Jewish settlements in what was then Palestine..."

In 2003, the UK and French Rothschild branches merged to become one umbrella entity called 'Group Rothschild' (now called 'Rothschild International Group AG'). The French branch (Paris Orléans) now fully own 'N M Rothschild & Sons' of London. Paris Orléans holds 100% of a company called Concordia BV which is registered and legally domiciled in the Netherlands. Concordia BV, in turn, controls 'Rothschild Continuation Holdings AG' registered and legally domiciled in Zug, Switzerland. Rothschild Continuation Holdings AG, in turn, controls all the Rothschild Group’s banking activities.

The 1st Covenant Foundation has this to say about the Rothschild family: "Mayer Amschel Rothschild, the founder of the family, has, as far as we can see, no Jewish descendants - or anyway, no Jewish descendants who are recognized by other Rothschilds as members of the family - now living. After two generations, they began marrying non-Jews, converted to other religions, rejected the Torah or forgot it, baptized their children as Christians or took up new religions, and raised their children ignorant of the Torah that Mayer Rothschild would have sacrificed his life for, and also ignorant of His God, HaShem...Non-observant Jews, particularly, tend to achieve more success in the world - in terms of fame, money, and tangible achievements - than the general population. It is statistically undeniable...Religiously observant Jews are restricted in ways that the non-observant aren't:"

An attempt to enslave humanity ?
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The following are excerpts from a document published by the 'EU Commission' on 28 February 2013.

"What are the defining features of the [Internet of Things] IoT?" 

(1) "Ubiquity and pervasiveness. The user is engulfed and immersed by IoT and there are no clear ways of opting out of a fully fledged IoT, except for a retreat into a pristine natural and artifactless environment, which will be hard to come by in the remainder of the 21st century."


(7) "Embedded intelligence and extended mind: Smart and dynamic objects, with emergent behaviour, embedding intelligence and knowledge function as tools and become (external) extension to the human body and mind. As is already the case to a certain extent with traditional computing artifacts, access to the intelligent and data carrying IoT environment may come to be considered as necessary for human agents to get around. Similar to the info available through a mobile phone, and access to your Social Networking Site, people would feel cognitively and socially handicapped."

The above document can be found at the following link (3. Internet of Things Factsheet Ethics). In this document by the 'Internet of Things European Research Cluster' (IERC) it states on page 84 that, “The IoT needs to handle virtually all modes of operation by itself without relying on human control.”

The Internet of Things is an international collaboration that includes the European Union, USA, China, Japan, India, Russia and other countries.

Here's an article entitled White Space Radio Chip Heralds Internet Of Things . Radio whitespace is unused radio frequencies and TV whitespace is the space left after analogue has been switched off. Whitespace has also been refered to as Super Wi-Fi, but "Super Wi-Fi isn't Wi-Fi". Wi-Fi frequencies can carry a signal only a short distance, whereas TV white space (TVWS) can carry a signal for kilometres/miles. 

Further reading:

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Tiny Chip Will Put the 'Internet of Things' Inside Your Body

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Common Purpose and the Leveson Inquiry
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Anthony Salz is Executive Vice-Chairman of Rothschild and was formerly Vice Chairman of the BBC Governors. Anthony Salz is also on the board at the Common Purpose controlled Media Standards Trust that launched the hacking inquiry. The Scott Trust and the Rothschild 'Eranda Foundation' have both funded the Media Standards Trust. Anthony Salz is a trustee of the Scott Trust which owns the Guardian Media Group. It was the Guardian newspaper that first published information about Milly Dowler's phone having been hacked.

Sir David Bell is Chair of Trustees at Common Purpose and has suspended his position as Chair of the Media Standards Trust while he assists the Leveson Inquiry. The phone hacking campaign was launched by the Media Standards Trust. Shami Chakrabarti, Director, Liberty, is also a member of Common Purpose (See ‘Panel Discussion’ page 5). Sir David Bell and Shami Chakrabarti are both on the panel assisting Lord Leveson. Shami Chakrabarti does not declare her Common Purpose membership.


Shami Chakrabarti is Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University and was a member of the Council and Court of Governors of the London School of Economics and a governor of the Ditchley Foundation. Other governors of the Ditchley Foundation include: David Cameron, Andrew Knight Director of News Corp, Peter Mandelson, Jack Straw, Chris Patten, David Miliband, Leon Brittan, Neil Kinnock, Geoff Mulgan co-founder of Demos, and Alan Rusbridger. Some of the aforementioned names have been speakers at Common Purpose programmes.

Joanna Foster was formerly Deputy Chair and Governor of 'Oxford Brookes University' and chaired the Lloyds TSB Foundation and the Equal Opportunities Commission. Joanna Foster is also an Associate Fellow of the University of Oxford SAID Business School. Another Common Purpose graduate at the SAID Business School is Elizabeth Paris who has been Managing Director at JPMorgan and Managing Director at The Chase Manhattan Bank. Dame Helen Alexander is a trustee of the Oxford University SAID Business School and was Chief Executive of the Economist Group until 2008. Lady de Rothschild and Chair of Common Purpose Sir David Bell are on the Board of Directors at The Economist Group. Dame Helen Alexander is also on the World Wide Web Foundation Board of Directors along with Ex - Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Members of Common Purpose who are in key positions at the BBC or have held key positions at the BBC include: Anthony Salz, formerly Vice Chairman of the BBC Governors and on the board of the Media Standards Trust that launched the hacking inquiry.

Chris Bryant MP, was
Head of European Affairs at BBC. From 1994-1996 London manager of Common Purpose..

Lord Patten, Chairman, BBC Trust.

Jon Williams, World News Editor, BBC.

Robert Peston, Business Editor, BBC, a member of Common Purpose and on the board at the Common Purpose controlled Media Standards Trust.

Liz Molyneux delivered a whole range of Current Affairs TV including Panorama. She was Director of Development for BBC Specialist Factual and Editorial executive within the BBC Commissioning group. Liz Molyneux worked closely with commissioners and channel controllers. Liz Molyneux is a member of the board at Bradford City of Film along with Sandy Needham who is a member of the Bradford District Common Purpose Advisory Group and was formerly Regional Manager with TV-am and Yorkshire Television (ITV). Sandy Needham's boss at ITV was Common Purpose graduate Gerry Robinson, Chief Executive, Granada Group plc (now known as ITV plc).

Peter Bury, formerly Head of Research and Development, BBC. Peter Bury is now Director of Spectrum Policy at Ofcom.    

Tom Watson MP, who was Tony Blair's Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence, is a member of Common Purpose and is aware that the key posts at the BBC have been filled by members of Common Purpose since the early 1990's. At the Media Standards Trust, Common Purpose launched the hacking inquiry with the intended outcome being that press regulation will be under the auspices of Common Purpose. While at the BBC, Common Purpose have spent years preventing information about all kinds of wrongdoings being leaked into the public domain.

Helena Kennedy QC is Acting Chair of the Media Standards Trust while Sir David Bell assists with the Leveson Inquiry. Here is Helena Kennedy QC and fellow Common Purpose graduate Ruth Turner  at the Common Purpose event, Generation Infinity, in July 2009. Ruth Turner  is Chief Executive of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation'.


Additional Info:

Common Purpose is now connected to the British Monarchy.

List of Common Purpose Board members and Trustees (2010) in various countries.
http://web.archive.org/web/20100410171952/http://www.commonpurpose.org/about/commonpurposetrustees.aspx


First ever Common Purpose programme in the Asia-Pacific region. The courses will be based in Hong Kong with modules in Beijing and Shanghai to give participants access to some of the key players in mainland China.

Common Purpose is an international political organisation masquerading as a charity. Dame Suzi Leather, Formerly Chair of the Charity Commission, was a speaker at the 'Common Purpose Leadership Development' event, 21 January 2012 (p. 10). http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/Library/about_us/paper10obm08.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Purpose_UK#Thought_leadership_and_campaigns
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charity_Commission_for_England_and_Wales
http://www.commonpurpose.org.uk/media/videos/question-of-leadership-1

Leaders with a Common Purpose
http://kencraggs.livejournal.com/2064.html

Archived info: You may find it easier to copy & paste these links into your browser.

http://wayback.archive.org/web/*/http://www.commonpurpose.org* 

http://wayback.archive.org/web/*/http://www.commonpurpose.org.uk* 

http://wayback.archive.org/web/*/http://www.commonpurpose.net*


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Governments gave us the web
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Sir Tim Berners-Lee may have invented the World-Wide-Web software, but this 1993 press release shows that the software for the World-Wide-Web belonged to CERN. Page 2 of the document states that, "CERN relinquishes all intellectual property rights to this code, both source and binary form and permission is granted for anyone to use, duplicate, modify and redistribute it."

It was actually governments that gave the World-Wide-Web to us for free, not Tim Berners-LeeCERN is an inter-governmental research facility founded by 12 countries in Western Europe and hosts some 10,000 visiting scientists and engineers, representing 608 universities & research facilities and 113 nationalities.

In this Guardian article, Sir Tim Berners-Lee urges the UK government to stop the snooping bill. Sir Tim Berners-Lee both founded and is the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which develops interoperable technologies. Both W3C & the IETF are producing the specifications and standards that will enable objects/devices to be interoperable, snoop on people, and communicate/share that data/info.

If Sir Tim Berners-Lee is so passionate about keeping the web ‘open’, would he really name a software tool he put together the ‘Closed World Machine’ ?

Government Researchers also invented the Internet.



Further reading.

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Common Purpose, the IoT and Global Surveillance
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U.S. cyber-security strategist Donald "Andy" Purdy joined Huawei fter a U.S. congressional report raised concerns hat Huawei might be spying for the chinese government. A White House-ordered review of the report, which was completed early this year, "found no clear evidence" that Huawei had spied for China. The earlier this month a report released by the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee raised concerns about spying by Huawei and ZTE, but the report did not present any conclusive evidence. Now in an effort to increase transparency and counter security concerns, Huawei is proposing to set up a cyber-security evaluation centre in Australia. Does this seem like a complete farce to you? It should do, because it is.


The Internet of Things (IoT) is an international collaboration that includes the European Union, USA, China, Japan, India, Russia and other countries. Wuxi-Sensing in China is leading the 'Internet of Things' international standardisation, with Huawei & ZTE (among others) upgrading telecom systems in various countries to IoT standards. Huawei & ZTE are also closely linked to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) - see ‘Partner Affiliation’ for Huawei & ZTE at oneM2M. Common Purpose graduate John Suffolk, the former UK government CIO & CISO (2006-2011) is now Huawei's global head of cyber-security. Also see here,, here and here.

The IoT International Forum was launched by the EU and China (IoT-i, CASAGRAS2, CIE & CATR). Huawei, ZTE & the China Academy of Telecommunications Research (CATR) are part of the 'Internet Engineering Task Force' (IETF). Huawei is also a member of the U.S. 'Alliance for Telecomunications Indusry Solutions' (ATIS) which is a founding partner of oneM2M (see p.5). ATIS is a major U.S. contributor to the U.N. International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Huawei and ZTE are members of oneM2M which is 'Unifying the Internet of Things'. 


World-Wide-Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee is also a member of the IETF as is Vint Cerf, the so-called 'Father of the Internet'. In my blog post 'Panopticon' I mention that, the organisations coordinating IoT development include Auto-ID Labs; the (IETF); the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU); and the ‘World Wide Web Consortium’ (W3C)...W3C was founded by the inventor of the World-Wide-Web Tim Berners-Lee, with support from the European Commission and DARPA.


Common Purpose graduate 'Baroness Rennie Fritchie' is Chair of Nominet nd was Chair of the Web Science Research Initiative at Southampton University and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) until 2009. Baroness Fritchie works closely with Tim Berners-Lee a Professor at MIT and at Southampton University)...The W3C office for UK and Ireland s hosted by Nominet. In 2007 the MacArthur Foundation awarded a grant of $350,000 to the Media Standards Trust and the Web Science Research Initiative to develop their plans for authenticating news on the web. The board of trustees of the Media Standards Trust include Julia Middleton (Common Purpose), Sir David Bell (Common Purpose) and Anthony Salz he executive vice chairman of Rothschild. In 1995 Lady de Rothschild pioneered the broadband wireless industry. "She began by winning US government licences to ride on the back of unused radio spectrum in four major U.S. cities. The idea was to use high-frequency radio to transmit video-on-demand or broadband internet applications, cutting out the need to lay cable." According to the U.N. Broadband Commission, 'Broadband drives the Internet of Things'.


China's Huawei is a major supplier to BT's on-going multi-billion pound 21st Century Network (21CN), leading to so-called concerns that the UK telecom system could be vunerable to chinese attack. The 'Technology Strategy Board' (TSB) is overseeing the development of the 'Internet of Things' in the UK. I got information about the 'Internet of Things' featuring in the Parliament & Internet Conference (Oct 25th 2012) via a tweet from the lead technologist at TSB - Baroness Rennie Fritchie can be found on the agenda at 16.20 - 7.00. Another Common Purpose graduate, Jamie Saunders, Director of Cyber Policy, at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, is also due to attend the Parliament & Internet Conference to discuss 'Concepts of acceptable behaviour to protect and enhance trust – The road to Korea'.


Another global telecommunications company that Common Purpose is closely associated with is 'Tata Communications' which operates India's largest data centre in Pune. At the 'Tata Management Training Centre' in Pune, Common Purpose have provided training for senior leaders at Tata Group nd participants from India's government and NGO sectors.


In December 2012 the ITU (of which ATIS is a major contributing member) is having a World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) and it is believed by many that the ITU is going to try and take-over the Internet at some point after the conference.


As an alternative to Huawei or ZTE, countries such as Australia, Canada and the U.S. that are apparently suspicious of Huawei & ZTE, could have their national telecom systems upgraded by one or more other telecom companies at oneM2M. The sensors/devices used by other companies will be more/less the same as those used by Huawei and ZTE to upgrade telecom systems, i.e. they will have to be to IoT standards and interoperable so that sensors/devices can communicate and share data with each other. It doesn’t matter which company does the upgrading, because they are using more/less the same stuff. Interoperable, Interoperable, Interoperable.


Considering that governments have a ‘Common Purpose’ and are working together to set up the ‘Internet of Things’, then where do governments believe that potential threats are most likely to come from? The answer would seem to be the so-called '99 percent'.


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Panopticon
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AS an international collaboration that includes the European Union, USA, China, Japan, India, Russia and other countries (see slide 12) the ‘Internet of Things’ is potentially the greatest threat to the freedom of humanity that our world has ever known. The Internet of Things (IoT) is being developed to locate, track and monitor not only objects, but also every-human, anyplace, anytime. The organisations coordinating IoT development include Auto-ID Labs; the ‘Internet Engineering Task Force’ (IETF); the ‘United Nations International Telecommunications Union’ (ITU); and the ‘World Wide Web Consortium’ (W3C). Wuxi-Sensing in China is leading the IoT international standardization.

The concept of the IoT is that virtually every physical thing in this world can be connected to the Internet. ‘Things’ can feature tiny computers/sensors and when they do so, they are often called smart things. Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) is a technology that allows automatic identification of objects, animals and people by incorporating a small electronic chip on or into the ‘host’. Data is stored on the RFID-chip and can then be "read" by wireless devices called RFID readers. Everything from individuals, groups, communities, food, products, objects and data can be connected by the IoT. By time we get to 2020, the Wireless World Research Forum (p.6) has predicted that there will be approximately 7 trillion wireless devices. A smart ubiquitous network of communicating sensors that can capture, share, utilize and store data, including personal data and often without consent.

“In 2003, the US Government began the most ambitious Artificial Intelligence program in its history called the ‘Cognitive Assistant that Learns and Organizes’ or CALO”. The CALO project was primarily funded through DARPA and research was mainly conducted at Stanford University (Stanford), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and SRI International (SRI).

The CALO project overview from Stanford informs us that, “CALO as an adaptive agent, is incredibly complex…At CALO's heart is the ability to take autonomous control…As CALO…adapts its behaviour over time, there is an underlying assumption that there will be a user in the loop whom CALO is serving”. And this document from the ‘Internet of Things’ European Research Cluster, states (p.84) that “The IoT needs to handle virtually all modes of operation by itself without relying on human control.”

It seems possible that CALO or some other adaptive system will direct IoT operations with the aid of supercomputer(s) such as RoadRunner that can handle over 1,000 trillion operations per second.

After the CALO project concluded in 2007, SRI spun-off Siri which was acquired by Apple. Siri is able to answer questions and follow instructions because Siri is able to follow what an individual is saying by using speech and voice recognition technology. By having people speak to Siri in many different languages, it will be possible to determine what languages/dialects/accents Siri has most problems with and then refine Siri as necessary. CALO and Siri are adaptive systems that use machine learning to adapt their behaviour over time.

Deborah L. McGuiness and Nova Spivack worked on the CALO project and both are associated with the ‘Tetherless World Research Constellation’ (TW). Here, Nova Spivack discloses that his company consulted to the CALO project regarding Semantic Web development, as he interviews the CTO of Siri.

On Facebook, Siri is being integrated with face recognition technology, so that users can update their status messages by vocal command, while having their face and voiceprint matched. And to help match the face & voiceprint of an individual who doesn’t use facebook, or who may never have been online, the all-seeing-screen is capable of taking pictures of an individual, which could then be matched with photos at the Passport office, DVLA, Workplace, University, College, etc. It is possible that all-seeing-screens are already being used in products such as Apple iPhones and iPads and that Siri is still listening even when an Apple device is switched off.

Siri can answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions, by delegating requests to a set of Web Services. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) defines a ‘Web service’ as, "a software system designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network”. W3C was founded by the inventor of the World-Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee, with support from the European Commission and DARPA. Tim Berners-Lee leads the global collaboration on Semantic Web development and is also a member of TW, which has received funding from DARPA, NSF, IARPA, ARL, KAUST, Lockheed Martin, SRI, Fujitsu and IBM.

In 2010 the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced the creation of a fibre that can detect and emit sound. This article states that, “Applications could include clothes that are themselves sensitive microphones for capturing speech…”. Clothes that can listen.

With 7 billion+ people on earth, there are potentially billions of conversations taking place, in different languages, worldwide, everyday. So how do government(s) propose to monitor billions of conversations each day? And not only monitor each conversation, but also identify those conversations where what is being discussed indicates that one or more of the participants is likely to be a threat to other people and/or property and/or the state? The use of ‘machine listening’ seems to be the answer, with listening-sensors in/on a whole range of consumer products, human-made structures and natural features. These could include clothing, fabrics, phones, tablets, televisions, household appliances, workplace equipment, buildings, street furniture, road signs, vehicles, aircraft, boats, ships, and many locations both indoors and out.

Just as government agencies can monitor and filter e-mails people send, context-aware machine listening could possibly be used to listen for certain spoken words and phrases, which would indicate that an individual or group of individuals, communicating by speech, are likely to be a threat to other people and/or property and/or the state. A simplistic way to explain how this might work is that the personal details and other info of the 7billion+ people on earth would be on a database. Whenever an individual says what is considered by government to be an inappropriate word or phrase, the individual is given a negative mark. Every so often CALO (or another adaptive system) queries the database to ascertain how many negative marks each individual has. The number of negative marks that each individual has accumulated could then be used to help identify, potential criminals, activists, troublemakers, ringleaders and so-forth, based on the kind of subject matter each individual prefers to discuss.

June 6th 2012 was the global launch date of IPv6 that will apparently allow for over 340 trillion trillion trillion objects to be connected to the IoT. That’s enough for every atom on the surface of the earth to have 100 IP addresses according to Cisco. International co-operating satellites and Internet routing in space takes IP ubiquity to a whole new level. Surveillance systems such as INDECT and SAPIENT are part of the IoT. Cisco’s Internet Routing In Space (IRIS) extends "IP access to areas not covered by traditional ground networks...delivering consistent and pervasive IP capabilities regardless of geographic location.” 'Whitespaces' will also give the IoT access to geographical locations that can pick up radio or TV signals. Whitespacesare unused radio frequencies and the spaces left after the transition from analogue to digital TV. This BBC news article regarding face & voice recognition technology in televisions states that, "We're working on face recognition that will be used to identify each member of the family…". And this article about the ‘BBC Perceptive Media Experiment ’ claims that "…TV hardware could automatically recognize who was watching [TV]…” It is quite possible that miniature cameras such as those in all-seeing-screens and the use of facial recognition technology will eventually be incorporated into windows and mirrors.

The European Network and Information Security Agency, claims in a document about behavioural biometrics that, “It is now possible to extract information about the thoughts of a person from brain activity.” While IBM forecasts for 2016 include smartphones and devices that can read your mind. In 2011 the ITU held a conference regarding ‘The Fully Networked Human’, with a section dedicated to the views of extremely advanced minds, entitled “Make possible the impossible: THE CHIP IN THE BRAIN"..If you go to ‘51 mins 45 secs’ in this BBC video entitled ‘Playing God’ you can see how programmed nano-devices are being developed to target specific neuro-receptors in the human brain. It could also be the intention of government(s) to eventually have nano-devices that are programmed to attach to specific locations in the human auditory system, so that even when something is spoken in a whisper, it can be overheard by the IoT.

Nanotechnology enables the miniaturisation of electronics such as circuits, sensors, optics, and other devices that make use of precious metals. Using less precious metals reduces production costs. The field of nanotechnology is rapidly advancing and it's a field in which scientists are trying to manipulate things at the molecular and atomic level. Microrobots designed using biomimicry principles are being developed that have a flagella propulsion system derived from bacteria. "This can enable a microrobot to travel independently within the human body..."

At some future point, when a nano-device for human implantation is manufactured, the nano-device need not contain the personal and biometric details, medical records or other information about an individual before being implanted. The nano-device would possibly get into the human body via food/drink, injection or medication. Once inside the human body, the nano-device migrates and attaches to a location in the human body where it is less likely to be dislodged. When an individual passes an RFID-reader, the RFID-reader gets the ID number of the nano-device while the surrounding face-recognition techology and other biometric technology positively identify the individual. Once satisfied that the individual has been positively identified, personal details and other info about the correct individual can then be electronically transfered to the correct nano-device. Transfer of information can be done by any embedded sensor that is interoperable with the nano-device.

An implanted nano-device would become an individual’s means of identification that contained all of their personal details, biometrics, and other information. If the government switched off an individual’s nano-device, they would become a non-citizen and officially no longer exist. The individual would no longer have ID that connected them to any kind of contract or official documentation and as a result of that, their tenancy, mortgage and/or property deeds would be rendered void and they would be made homeless. The non-citizen would no longer have employment or access to benefits; they would be unable to access any finances they have in a bank/building society; they would be unable to buy food without ID and they would be unable to access emergency services, medical services or central/local government services. Without ID the non-citizen would lose access to just about everything and there would probably be severe repercussions for any citizen(s) who tried to help a non-citizen.  The first ITU World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) is in December 2012. Many people believe that the United Nations is going to try and take over the Internet. It is up to us to ensure that they don’t.

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Common Purpose at the European Commission
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On the link below, scroll down to "Where is the Power Dynamic held" - You can download previous agendas for Brussels (2006) and London (2007). The Brussels venue (2006) is given as: Room 5, -2 level, The European Commission, 18 rue van Maerlant, Brussels. .
  
http://web.archive.org/web/20081010160211/http://www.commonpurpose.org.uk/home/programmes/powerdynamic.aspx
Power Dynamic (2008): For leaders who need a better understanding of how power works. The following is the agenda for Brussels (2006).

Power Dynamic Europe

Aims and objectives:

 

  • To understand the roles of the three key decision-making institutions in the EU and how they work together
  • To explore the balance between business, media and politics within the European Community
  • To consider the ‘toolkit’ necessary for influencing at a Europe-wide level

 

 

A one-day event investigating how power works in Europe

Thursday 7 December 2006

 

Room 5, -2 level

The European Commission

18 rue van Maerlant

Brussels

 

10.30

Refreshments

 

 

11.00

Getting started - Welcome to The Power Dynamic Europe

 

 

11.45

The idea of Europe – exploring our starting points

 

Whether you are a Europhile or Euro sceptic the reality is that we all have a stake in what happens in the EU, with many of the decisions taken in Europe having a direct impact on our day-to-day lives. This exercise provides an opportunity to explore our different points of view.

 

 

12.15

Myths and Realities – understanding power in Europe

Jacki Davis, Director of Communications, European Policy Centre

 

What is the template for power currently operating within the EU and who are the key players? This session with Jacki Davis from Euro Think Tank, The European Policy Centre provides an overview of the major issues to be examined across the day

 

 

13.30

Visit preparation

 

 

13.45

Lunch visits

      ·                The MEPs

Graham Watson, MEP, South West England and Gibraltar and Diana Wallis, MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber (both Lib. Dem.)

      ·                The Commission

      ·                The Council

UK Permanent Representation to the EU

      ·                BBC

                BT

 

Hosted working lunches at key institutions from across the power dynamic in Brussels.

 

 

15:45

Visit Debrief with refreshments

 

An opportunity to share perceptions and experiences from the visits Key Guiding Questions:

         How much power does this organisation wield in the decision making process? What challenges do they face?

         What key relationships beyond this organisation do they actively nurture and why?

         Where are the points of influence?

 

 

16.15

The EU and your agenda; The life cycle of policy: led by Miguel Mesquita Da Cunha, Professor of European Studies, Saint-Cyr

 

An interactive session that aims to follow course of influencing from proposal to policy understanding the European decision making apparatus.

 

 

17.30

Break

 

 

17.45

So how do you effect change within the EU?

 

Perspectives from:

               Elizabeth de Bony, Burson Marsteller, Brussels

      Michael Aron, EU Director for the Scottish Executive and former Political Counsellor at the UK Permanent Representative. Scottish Executive EU Office.

Charles
Tannock, MEP for London (Conservative)

 

A panel session to examine the key strategies for making change happen in Europe

 

 

18.45

Reflections on the day

 

 

19.00

Wine and nibbles

 

 

19.30

Close and depart

You can follow one or more of the links below, then select a year, and have a rummage through the links on each web page. 

commonpurpose.org

http://wayback.archive.org/web/*/http://commonpurpose.org

 

commonpurpose.org.uk
http://wayback.archive.org/web/*/http://commonpurpose.org..uk


commonpurpose360.org

http://wayback.archive.org/web/*/http://commonpurpose360.org

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Leaders with a Common Purpose
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Here in the UK, there are many who believe that there are those who are working behind the scenes to weaken the UK from within, while also preparing new government structures and putting in place new leaders via quasi secret society that doesn’t declare itself to ordinary people.
 
An organisation that has been the focus of such criticism is Common Purpose (CP), a registered charity that was founded in the UK in 1989. As stated in an article by the BBC in March 2009, “Its critics say it is a secret networking organisation at the heart of the establishment, with a hidden agenda and influence. More than 20,000 people -- identified as the next generation of leaders -- have attended its courses, but if you are not one of them, you have probably never heard of it. It is called Common Purpose and prominent supporters include BBC business editor Robert Peston, Assistant Deputy Commissioner Cressida Dick of the Metropolitan Police and numerous top public sector officials. It’s a not-for-profit organisation which organises training and networking events for high-fliers.” 
 
Common Purpose is in fact an
international political organisation masquerading as a charity, with leaders of a new order being trained and placed in key positions around the world. The Common Purpose effect, we are told, is inspiring leaders around the UK and giving them the knowledge and connections they need to improve how society works. Over 120,000 leaders have contributed to or participated in a Common Purpose programme and this grows by at least 3,000 people each year. A prominent critic of Common Purpose is Brian Gerrish

Here, the chair of the Trustees of Common Purpose, Sir David Bell, addresses the so-called conspiracy theories about common purpose.
(Note: Sir David Bell has suspended his chairmanship of the Media Standards Trust, owing to his appointment to the Leveson inquiry).

On 6 February 2002, the official website of the UK Prime Minister announced, “Dame Rennie Fritchie re-appointed as Commissioner for Public Appointments.” In the following minutes (Number: 716), dated 23 May 2002, Julia Middleton, CEO of Common Purpose, states that she is working for Dame Rennie. This gives Julia Middleton a great deal of influence in appointing suitable Common Purpose graduates, to key leadership positions throughout the public sector, in an effort to ensure that EU legislation is implemented and adhered to, so that the EU encroachment into the UK runs as smoothly as possible.
 
Parliament UK: Select Committee on Public Administration, Minutes of Evidence. Examination of Witnesses, THURSDAY 23 MAY 2002 JULIA MIDDLETON AND AMELIA SUSSMAN.

Excerpt from minutes:

707. Chairman: ". . . could I ask you very quickly and if you could be very quick when you answer it; because, first of all, how did they find you?

(Ms Middleton) Tapped me on the shoulder.

708. Who did?
(Ms Middleton) I cannot even remember.

709. A man?
(Ms Middleton) Somebody from the Department wrote me a letter.

710. Which Department?
(Ms Middleton) The DTI.

711. “Will you be one of our independent assessors, please?”
(Ms Middleton) Yes.

712. Okay; and what is involved?
(Ms Middleton) Sifting through the application forms, making sure that the short-listing **** is fair and decent, and then attending the interviews, making sure that that is fair and decent and an appointment is made appropriately.

713. In about how many appointments a year?
(Ms Middleton) I have done two this year. (Ms Sussman) No prior briefing. (Ms Middleton) Dame Rennie has made some improvements to this system.

Mr Lyons 714. But neither have made assessors?
(Ms Sussman) No.
(Ms Middleton) Yes, I do think she is advertising for assessors, is she not?
(Ms Sussman) I do not know.
(Ms Middleton) But she has made some good improvements to the system; it is not an easy one to do. And I do know that I am slightly different, because, not being portfolio and having a full-time job, I pay the mortgage on my full-time job salary, and, therefore, when you have to say, “No, I believe this is the right way to do things,” the fact that my mortgage does not rely upon it makes it much easier for me to say, “I believe this is how we should do things.”

Chairman 715. Do you feel you are working for the Department?
(Ms Middleton) No.

716. Who are you working for?
(Ms Middleton) Now, Dame Rennie; before, I have no idea who I was working for.”

Chairman: “Good. I am sorry we cannot do justice to that, but I just wanted to dip into it ever so slightly. Thank you very much. It is fascinating; and George Orwell once talked about the deep, deep sleep of England, and it is interesting that you have come here to wake us up, and the work you are doing I think is extraordinarily interesting, and we have learned more about it, and I think we would like to know more about it too, and also thank you for doing it. Thank you very much indeed.”

Dame Rennie Fritchie became a Baroness in 2005 and is a member of the House of Lords. Baroness Fritchie is Chair of Nominet, and was Chair of the Web Science Research Initiative at Southampton University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) until 2009. Baroness Fritchie works closely with inventor of the web Sir Tim Berners-Lee, (a Professor at MIT and Southampton University) W3C, and the Tetherless World Constellation in helping to develop the open government data initiatives, and the Semantic Web and Internet of Things to develop a global system of total information awareness.

The
W3C office for UK and Ireland is hosted by Nominet. In 2007 the MacArthur Foundation awarded a grant of $350,000 to the Media Standards Trust and the Web Science Research Initiative to develop their plans for authenticating news on the web. The board of trustees of the Media Standards Trust include Julia Middleton (Common Purpose), Sir David Bell (Common Purpose) and Anthony Salz, the executive vice chairman of Rothschild

Julia Middleton, has founded or helped in the founding of the Media Standards TrustDEMOSThe Good Governance Network, Impetus Trust, and Alfanar. Julia is also on the board of the Orwell Prize and was an editor of the magazine ‘Marxism Today’. Common Purpose videos can be found here and here.

Julia married Rupert J. Middleton in April 1984 in Hackney, London. Julia’s husband, Rupert J. Middleton is group director of manufacturing at Trinity Mirror Newspaper Group. Julia Middleton is author of the book ‘Beyond Authority’, and also author of ‘Quality Circles’ (1982), published under her maiden name Morland, while she was employed by the Industrial Society. The Common Purpose Campaign, 1978-1986. (p.32), was active at the time that Julia was employed at the Industrial Society.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming and political correctness are favoured tools of Common Purpose so as to manipulate agreement within society on a range of issues. In the article, Mental Health and World Citizenship, J.R. Rees, a founder of the Tavistock Institute, writes of “learning to apply some of our understanding of individuals to the problems of group attitudes and international tensions. No doubt psychiatrists should be able to provide the central focus for much of the thinking that is necessary, but they certainly cannot do it alone.” 

The National School of Government, Public Service Leadership First Annual Conference, includes Workshop 8, ‘Leading in Partnerships and Beyond Authority’ -- the facilitator is, Julia Middleton, chief executive of Common Purpose. The following is an excerpt from a reply to a freedom of information request regarding Workshop 8 that can be found at whatdotheyknow.com (WDTK).
After careful consideration, the National School of Government has concluded that it must withhold the names and job titles/ranks of those who signed up to attend this particular workshop, citing the exemption detailed at section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘personal information’). . . . no documentation is traceable for Workshop 8. I can also confirm that the National School does not hold a syllabus or any other learning material relating to this workshop.”
If you have trouble accessing the above link, you can do a search at WDTK for ‘Public Service Leadership First Annual Conference’ and find reply with the same title dated 22 February 2010. 

In this article by the ‘Yorkshire Post’, it is reported that Common Purpose was granted free office space by a UK government department for 11 years and that the government department could find “no formal record of the decision being made and no rental or tenancy agreement of any kind”. Also see the answer in parliament from Derek Twigg to a question from Philip Davies regarding 'Sums paid to Common Purpose UK' for Ministry of Defence staff training between 2002-2007.

Common Purpose meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule so that "...participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed...The Rule allows people to speak openly and to express views that they may not otherwise express if they knew their comments would be shared publicly."

Common Purpose has members in the public and private sectors, including: Central and Local Government, Houses of Parliament, Civil Service, Quangos, Media, Police, Defence, Legal Profession, BBC, Social Services, Health Services, Health & Safety, Education, Watchdogs, Not-for-Profit sector, Financial Institutions, Chambers of Commerce, Church, and Academia. This makes lodging complaints against Common Purpose difficult because Common Purpose graduates and trainees are everywhere. See also: World Economic Forum - Davos

 
David CameronNick Clegg, and Gordon Brown are Common Purpose graduates. Consecutive Labour and Conservative governments in the UK have been handing power over to the EU for years through use of ‘Henry VIII clauses’, a practice that still continues. (See: House of Commons debates, 18 May 2011: Column 458.) More info at about Henry VIII clauses at Statutory Instruments UK. Also see: Gordon Brown’s New World Order Speech, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for World Government, and the One World Trust.
 
Other notable Common Purpose graduates include:

Jonathan Porritt who is on the board of the BBC Wildlife magazine and is Chairman of Forum for the Future. Both Jonathan Porritt and his colleague Sir David Attenborough are patrons of Population Matters (formerly the Optimum Population Trust). Both Jonathan Porritt and Sir David Attenborough would like to see the world human population reduced to at least 4.5 billion and the UK human population reduced to 17 million. Pop Offsets is a ‘Population Matters’ project that has been adopted by the Population and Sustainability Network.

Sir Brandon Gough is Chancellor of the University of East Anglia (UEA) and was Chair of the Common Purpose Charitable Trust. The email controversy at the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit. (CRU) began in November 2009 and became known as "Climategate"). An independent review headed by Common Purpose stooge Sir Muir Russel  cleared climate scientists of accusations that they fudged their results and silenced critics to bolster the case for man-made global warming. Sir Russell Muir (a layman) is Chairman of the Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland (JAB). The Law Society of Scotland in its members' magazine Journal was critical that the appointment of laymen as opposed to lawyers as Chairman is "Unique in Europe”. The JAB has statutory responsibilities under the Judiciary and Courts (Scotland) act 2008. The Board's role is to make recommendations to Ministers for appointment to the office of judge, sheriff principal, sheriff, and part-time sheriff as well as other judicial offices set out in the Act.

Lord Adair Turner: who is on the Bank of England Court of Directors, Chairman of the Financial Services Authority (FSA), Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, and was Chair of the Economic & Social Research Council, Vice Chairman of Britain in Europe and a member of the Policy Advisory Board of the Social Market Foundation.

In a 'Summary Information Return of Aims, Activities and Achievements 2006', we learn that the Common Purpose Charitable Trust (CPCT) in itself has minimal activity as its activities are mainly carried out through the subsidiary charities: Common Purpose UK and Common Purpose International, and the trading company, Civilia Limited. The aim of the CPCT is to improve the way society works by increasing the number of informed individuals who are actively involved in the areas where they live and work, and by encouraging collaboration between individuals, sectors and organisations. The Common Purpose Charitable Trust’s objectives, they say, “are the advancement of education for the public benefit and to educate men and women from a broad range of geographical, political, ethnic, institutional, social and economic backgrounds . . .” The most significant activity of the CPCT in 2006, they say, was spending £6.4 million on the delivery of a range of educational programmes for a diverse range of participants. We are also told that the CPCT does not have a CEO. A deed of covenant was entered into on 27 May 1999 whereby the ENTIRE profits of the company, Civilia Ltd, as computed for corporation tax purposes, have been covenanted to The Common Purpose Charitable Trust.  

DEMOS was founded in 1993 by former Marxism Today editors Julia Middleton, Martin Jacques, Geoff Mulgan, who became its first director. DEMOS was formed in response to what Mulgan, Jacques and others saw as a crisis in British politics. At an event hosted by the Overseas Development Institute in 2003 to examine the role of think tanks as policy makers, Tom Bentley, executive director of DEMOS, is of the opinion that, “As New Labour has discovered, the gap between policy and practice is one of the most difficult to bridge. DEMOS has in many ways acted as an intellectual intermediary in the policy/practice sphere, introducing and working on new terms (e.g., ‘social entrepreneurship’ and ‘joined-up government’) as well as applied thinking. Many policy makers are not well equipped to build institutions, and DEMOS therefore works through partnerships to develop this capacity.” This would complement the role of the Fabian Society which has played a central role for more than a century in the development of political ideas and public policy.

Stephen Heintz, President of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in the U.S. was the founding president of Demos (U.S. Think Tank), an organisation of which he is currently board chair. The History section of Demos informs us that Barack Obama was recruited to Demos when he was a state senator in Illinois.

Further reading:

The world government global database

An Orwellian World for Big Brother 

Union Now, the U.N. and World GovernmentTwitter reply from the Streit Council

Ken Craggs on Twitter @BetweenMyths



The Semantic Web & Internet of Things
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An Orwellian World for Big Brother
http://bit.ly/6cm9fT 
 
The World Government Global Database
http://bit.ly/8aeM6Z 

The Semantic Web: An Introduction
http://bit.ly/HpnP

Slideshare: Explaining the semantic web
http://bit.ly/672ENE

World Wide Web Consortium
http://bit.ly/CIwYY

Tetherless World Constellation (TWC) 
http://bit.ly/H3Dlf
http://bit.ly/3V6kl6
http://bit.ly/bxZR98

Tim Berners-Lee: Is deep linking illegal?
http://bit.ly/5T82ra (2002) Not yet resolved. Related issues - http://bit.ly/8hVrNZ (2009) http://bit.ly/6UfNtq 

Tim O'Reilly's account of the Internet of Things
 
http://ow.ly/1LsEq  

Internet of Things as a global initiative - Partners include Europe, China, USA, Russia, India, Japan, Brazil, Malaysia, (see page12) http://ow.ly/1U47L


A Digital Agenda for Europe (European Commission) http://bit.ly/aBv5Pa EU Digital Agenda Commissioner says she has no proposals yet for "the internet of things" http://j.mp/b2KT73


Vision and Challenges for Realizing the Internet of Things. Cluster of European research projects. http://bit.ly/bhfybn

EU Project - SPITFIRE
http://spitfire-project.eu/ & http://ow.ly/1TwWe

Day 1 notes from 2nd Annual IoT Europe 2010

http://tinyurl.com/2upx2n6


10 Internet of Things Blogs To Keep An Eye On
http://ow.ly/1LsWH

The 'future of identity in the information society' (FIDIS)
http://ow.ly/1QyQS FIDIS http://ow.ly/1Qyfc

Scientist infects himself with computer virus
http://ow.ly/1Q8pH

First workshop on Personal Semantc Data (2010) http://ow.ly/1T3AQ

 

Profiling the European Citizen - Cross-disciplinary perspectives
http://ow.ly/1QaPF

A Study of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) & Biometrics http://ow.ly/1Qyby PKI http://ow.ly/1QykV Papers on PKI from http://www.iacr.org/cryptodb/

 

It is now possible to directly link the human nervous system to the Internet
http://ow.ly/1UslM

Google I/O in Depth http://ow.ly/1T1V2 Is this the future for TV and Computer screens? http://ow.ly/1T2sw


BBC: 'The Virtual Revolution' did not mention the Semantic Web or Internet of Things, even though Tim Berners-Lee (W3C) was interviewed.
http://bit.ly/6bxY6L - http://bit.ly/oZXJx

BBC SuperPower: Exploring the Extraordinary power of the Internet
http://bit.ly/dASl70 - http://bit.ly/dxXWSK

Tim Berners-Lee speaks at the World Economic Forum about the future of the web
http://bit.ly/9KI24Z http://bit.ly/6cm9fT

Tim Berners-Lee: Closed World Machine' (CWM): - An ominous sounding name. 
from (DARPA) DAML http://bit.ly/cssI31  http://www.daml.org/ TWINE http://bit.ly/9V1jAU

EU Commission: Internet of Things roadmap for R&D before 2015 and beyond 2020
http://bit.ly/bKStQP

EU Future Internet Strategic Research Agenda
http://bit.ly/cBRZDS

European Future Internet Initiative
http://bit.ly/cNrUK2 & http://bit.ly/9o6Q38

Ubiquitous Integration of Cooperating Objects
http://ow.ly/16JIw

CASAGRAS an F7P Project, Final Report 2009
http://bit.ly/713ZSg

Imagining the Future - A History and Forecast
http://bit.ly/1W09p - http://bit.ly/194xLc

Evolved Internet Future for European Leadership - EIFFEL
http://bit.ly/5VYpfW / EIFFEL Report July 2009 http://bit.ly/5ruzYK 

Internet of Things
http://bit.ly/7CcsvM

Inference Web Projects
http://bit.ly/c43B8W


The network of the future
http://bit.ly/8e10cs
 
Future of the Internet
http://bit.ly/7XhIfK

Making web applications location aware http://bit.ly/CqSw - WOEID http://bit.ly/9yKIT4 -WOEIDs in Twitter Trends http://bit.ly/bqq5PZ

Seventh Framework Programme (FP7): Up-and-running ICT projects of Objective 1.1 'The Network of the Future'
http://bit.ly/75ezXX 
 
EU future Internet Portal
http://bit.ly/4LodFj 

Cognitive Agent that Learns and Observes (CALO)
http://bit.ly/d5g1AF

Facial Recognition http://bit.ly/ZbZYO  Augmented ID - ReadWriteWeb Article http://bit.ly/d8ahlo

Mobile phones can identify buildings, streets and people
http://bit.ly/9KWvN9 Google Goggles http://bit.ly/88DetA

RELATIONSHIP: A vocabulary for describing relationships between people
http://bit.ly/cXewZL

Project Indect: 'Intelligent information system supporting observation, searching and detection for security of citizens in urban environment'

http://bit.ly/19jfXb - Video: http://bit.ly/cSDo92

RDF Automation Ushering in Semantic Web
http://bit.ly/6fKSjY

Bueda API Turns Tags into RDF URIs
http://bit.ly/9LAob1

Semantic Web News
http://bit.ly/eOPpc

Papers presented at 2009 International Semantic Web Conference
http://bit.ly/4qCDdr

SOA4All - Enabling a web of billions of services
http://bit.ly/7AJcWJ

Semantic web development tools
http://bit.ly/4NZ1q9 / http://bit.ly/6WR6cL / http://bit.ly/ucoWG


Wiki Category - Semantic web

http://bit.ly/cZo1sN 

Wiki - Internet of Things
http://bit.ly/Xp0Fp 

Wiki Category - Ambient Intelligence
http://bit.ly/9foVWW 

Internet Governance Forum (IGF People)
http://bit.ly/5mxdUP

IGF
http://bit.ly/2SKRBh

1st International conference on the Internet of Things (pdf)
http://bit.ly/dnRRna
 
Semantic Web Research, Trends and Directions
http://bit.ly/aWwewW

WikiCFP (Call for papers) - Internet of Things
http://bit.ly/c5cM6t 

Contiki - OS for embedded Smart Objects - Internet of Things
http://bit.ly/sDgT 

CONET 2010 - 1st International W/shop on Cooperating Objects
http://bit.ly/axd2cL

The wireless embedded Internet
http://6lowpan.net/

Open Governmental Datasets
http://bit.ly/bLx5wi
How accurate is the government data? Who Verifies datasets?


OpenPlatform Blog: Building on the API for the World Goverment Data Store
http://bit.ly/dqgJiv

RDFa cheat sheet http://bit.ly/9BmbnL
Using RDFa to publish linked data http://bit.ly/5EM9Qq


GRIFS - Global RFID Forum for Standards

http://bit.ly/5kx8Gb
 
CERP Projects
http://bit.ly/CvfhG
 
RFID Global forum and IoT
http://bit.ly/8QZtx2
 
SANE
http://bit.ly/75qcMr
 
Future Internet Test Beds
http://bit.ly/4Ip0JZ
 
Wireless Sensor Testbeds
http://www.wisebed.eu/ 
 
Ontology building tools
http://bit.ly/a7F9D9

SweetPedia
http://bit.ly/18JasP

Sig.ma Semantic information mashup
http://bit.ly/V91di

DBpedia & other projects
http://bit.ly/NkjWP

Wahoo: Semantic search with Watson and Yahoo
http://bit.ly/5Lgwk6 Found on http://bit.ly/4QoeFt

Semantic Universe
http://bit.ly/nGJKM & Video's/audio http://bit.ly/E03bt

Planet RDF http://bit.ly/4NrRM0

Ubiquitous sensor networks
http://bit.ly/ckYZay

UBI Research Program
http://www.ubiprogram.fi/ & http://www.ubiprogram.fi/node/124


Using SPARQL to visualise linked data
http://bit.ly/cr1tTJ

SPARCOOL
http://bit.ly/deeBw3

AIDA Search
http://bit.ly/cSebHb


Open Ontology Repository (OOR)
http://bit.ly/EhFTJ


Ubiquitous networking robotics in urban areas - Design of these things has to start somewhere.
http://bit.ly/1Gg8ue http://bit.ly/bRjfH6

Robots embedded in environment
http://bit.ly/8ZJEr2


HyperTwitter
http://bit.ly/amG5q3 - http://bit.ly/9zcO7u  - http://bit.ly/H3Dlf - Tweet from http://bit.ly/b6nYdn to http://bit.ly/dcpJq3 (TWC)  
 

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