What if we come across aliens somewhere in the universe? Do we shake hands? Run? Set phasers to stun?

We’re not sure how the first encounter will go down, but the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Institute has a detailed plan for how to announce news of an extraterrestrial discovery.


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Have a look at the first trailer for the feature length documentary film AWAKEN, a work that beautifully observes the simple and complex relationships that humans from all over the world have developed with technology and the natural environment. Shot over the course of the five years, the film tracks the ceremonies, private moments, and daily rituals of citizens from over thirty countries, capturing each instance with beautiful panning shots or captivating time lapse visuals.

AWAKEN was directed, shot, edited, and produced by Tom Lowe, who previously created the short film Timescapes, and is set to open next year. (via Kottke)


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If Donald Trump wanted to reward the red states in the heart lands
he could fund new eco villages and pay veterans to help with natural security support team of teams right there where we can bring our land, our water, and our biosphere get back to full health. Probably cost about as much as a new fighter plane. This time we put the police on the same team! see earthbattalion.com page 2 for details. ~Jim


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Jim Channon on the Bioasis @ Artesia: Enhanced Environments Providing Foundations For Creativity;

Watch  The First Earth Battalion Video  after the jump…


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JIM CHANNON PROTO-WORLD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
AT THE BIOASIS IN HAWI, HAWAII
A GOOD YEAR
FOR FRIENDS AND JEDI SUPPORT DEPT.
GRACEFUL GOOD NEWS FOR 2015
THE LAND AND COMPLEX COMPLETED FOUR NEW STRUCTURES TO SUPPORT MEETINGS AND INFRA-STRUCTURE REALITIES WITH NEW ROAD SURFACING FOR A MUDDY YEAR, NEW BATH HOUSE FOR VISITING PILGRIMS, AND THE LAND WAS SPOTTED WITH NEW RECYCLING STATIONS. A HURRICANE DESTROYED A STORAGE WAREHOUSE AND THAT WAS REENGINEERED INTO A SURPLUS YARD AND SKUNKWORKS SITE. THE STUDIO GOT AN UPGRADE AS DID THE MAIN KITCHEN WITH A VEGAN KITCHEN NOW ALONGSIDE.
THE CULTURAL PROGRAM FOR JEDI LANDCRAFTERS HAD FOUR ACTIVE WOOFERS WITH GREAT PERMA-CULTURE INSTINCTS. THE GARDENS DOUBLED IN SIZE WITH AN ETHNO-BOTANICAL PATHWAY THAT SPORTED MORE EXOTIC MEDICINE, HERBS, AND TROPICAL ENDANGERED SPECIES. A TOTAL OF 125 FRUITING TREES AND OVER 50 SPECIES OF VEGETABLES WERE HARVESTED FOR THE MOST EDIBLE GARDEN YEAR ON RECORD.


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I planted several acres of food forest with mixed hardwoods sprinkled in. They grew for about 13 years …each species pretty much tended to its own. Then. One I felt clearly that all the trees began to affiliate. Since then they all call the wind when in joy and dance wildly together in rushes. I mix the leaf shapes now to regulate the synphony. I include palms because they are dancers. My forest is alive.


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