Saturday, December 29, 2012

Jewels of Truth Statements & Favorite Quotes of The Month

Seasons Greetings,

I hope for all of you have enjoyed the holidays during the close of this year 2012. That you have cherished the company of your friends and loved ones. As a blessing with each other you have created many beautiful and comical memories to be enjoyed years from now. That is the treasure of life that keeps on giving long after the event has transpired.

Today's trio of "Jewels of Truth" spiritual wisdom statements are on the topics of: Relationships, Fairness, and Eternity. Written originally back in late October 2009 and in early November 2009, now seeing digital print for the first time.

As always I write with an all inclusive mindset that is universal in nature. Where one group of people may find common ground with another group of people. Doing so in peace and understanding to achieve greater harmony within our society, and the one to come.

May you enjoy as I have in writing and sharing these objects of wisdom.

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987) There is an old saying; those that truly love you when you fully surrender them by letting them go. If they return to you than you were meant for each other. However if they do not return had little to no affection for you in reality. It's a bittersweet realization to fully stomach, but indeed a mixed blessing to experience.

The same goes with our ultimate union in our personal relationship with the Divine, meaning God. He absolutely loved us that he gave us all the free gift of personal choice. Those of us who are loving with him be it in life by faith or simply in deeds. Will return to our father the creator in Spirit time after time, life after life, for an eternity. Everyone else will continue to wander creation looking for meaning. Not knowing deep down inside what a union with the divine does to one's life. As it was in the beginning of creation so will it be in the end of our lives. It is the Love that is purest will return to us hundred or a thousand fold from how we first acted in tenderness and truth with each other. All the rest is noted for a time, but to fully live it must be surrendered for it never really belonged to us in reality. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


988) Those that lament that "Life" is not fair. Are missing the point, that life is a dichotomy between "Love & Fear". If one chooses Love than as a Grace fairness is offered completely. However if one or more choose Fear. Than no amount of fairness is offered, only something much worse is provided as a substitution in its place.

Our Divinity allows by extension to offer us many graces to the "Holy Spirit" of another soul. It is always by free will that we can choose wisely or poorly. Will you be proactive and offer the grace of "Fairness"? Or will you be reactive and only offer Fear in its many miserable forms instead?

In the end as it was in the beginning of time it was our maker God(dess). That made the first decision between "Love & Fear". Be glad that s/he in Spirit chose "Absolute Love" for the benefit of all creation. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


989) Eternity and an instant moment held in time are one and the same when beheld in the "Eyes of God". Endless time and an instant moment are paradoxically the same event. However it is the flip side of the same proverbial coin. Since science is in its adolescence having existed for only a little more of a millennium on Earth for this chapter of humanity. Will in time come to the realization that physics and meta-physics are two sides of the very same reality in existence. A living phenomena not just to be described by sages and poets will in time come under the renewed eyes of another age of science.

Until that moment the fallacy of all things fanciful will captivate the believer that reality is best experienced when it can be controlled. Not knowing the ramifications of such a thought will have on society as a whole. For the believer of such a principle of eternity that patience is the key. Many fools will come and go, but the truth will be proven in the end. If not in one lifetime than in many others yet to come by the marriage of science and spiritual ideals as a back stop to our shared reality. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

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The grateful heart sits at a continuous feast. ---Proverbs 15:15.

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. ---Albert Einstein.

The soul of the soul of the universe is Love. ---Rumi.

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it. ---Roald Dahl.

Kindness does wonderful things to a face. ---Dixie Doyle.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Human Resources Concept: "Compassionate Dismissal"

Hello All,

I Hope those dearest to you are enjoying this Holiday Season of festivities. Not to be a Grinch I wanted to share this concept to provide a mechanism to ease global "Down Sizing" of a labor work force. In this culture in America it may be a bridge too far to cross, but in other forward thinking nations this may be doable. Be this a Labor Union initiative or a particular corporation that actually cherishes the merit of their own employees. This concept is dedicated in memory to all Americans that have been shocked in this continuing aftermath of this "Great Recession" to being pink slipped.

This is but one recent casualty of downsizing in America such as the "Hostess Brand" of baked goods. Where 18,500 employees lost their jobs last November when cut backs and a strike failed to resolve the deep cuts in pay being sought by the board of directors. Since this was a second round of cuts in recent years that the workforce refused to stomach, and with good reason.

Hostess Bankruptcy Judge Moves Forward With Liquidation After Mediation Fails

In light of all this turmoil my concept can be considered as a progressive safety net for employees in a capitalistic nation. Call it an added layer of unemployment insurance to insure future growth. Of labor productivity and fiscal responsibility with a compassionate touch. With the "Triple Bottom Line" (TBL) of People, Planet, and Profits in mind.

Triple Bottom Line (TBL) Wikipedia

Of course the term I'm inventing of "Compassionate Dismissal" may sound just as oxy moronic as "President George W. Bush" term of "Compassionate Conservative". We all know how well that turned out for America, it worked only in theory not in practice.

The Compassionate Dismissal unemployment insurance program would care for any recently unemployed member of society formerly employed in the private sector. Having worked at least one year for whatever company that hired them. Be they a full time, part time, or salaried employee in origin. Temporary workers or sub-contracted workers are excluded from this safety net social work force program. This version of the unemployment insurance program will only apply to medium large to mega transnational corporations. Small to lesser medium businesses are exempt from this program since they can not fully support such an insurance system. For it's part any such corporation that adopts this concept could in theory only fund it directly to a 75% hallmark. Workers that would be covered are blue and white collar workers that are non-executives of any such corporation. Since many executives are well paid with lucrative Golden Parachutes. Afforded to them as an exit package in compensation benefits upon dismissal.

I'm going to outline a 7 step plan that will stimulate job growth in light of being dismissed at another firm.

First, the tragedy of being shocked that to usually no fault of a workers performance such as wholesale downsizing. An employee is dismissed is gut wrenching to say the least. It can affect the psyche of the individual in the short term. However in those cases of insubordination or of a true lack of performance issue a former employee would be exempt from this benefit. Corporations that intentionally mis-label the dismissal of a former employee in order to cheat the worker of this benefit. Will open themselves to liabilities and potential civil lawsuits as an exploitative act.

To speak in brutally blunt terms this benefit is to fatten the calf for the slaughter. Which is in a generic down sizing of a work force all soon to be fired employees. Can immediately utilized a full 3 days of their vacation that was due to them if dismissal hadn't occurred. These vacation days will be paid where a Staycation or a mini-vacation in their own local community may be enjoyed. With hospitality vouchers to enjoy local attractions be they the: arts, restaurants, amusement parks, night life, etc... Such a benefit is bound to give a small bounce to the local economy when a mass lay off is in progress to the tourism dollars of a region.

It will also afford some quality time with one's family or friends with a looming dismissal on the horizon. Since it's the the company's dime per say, the sting or the shocking blow of a lay off is slightly misdirected in psychological terms to the employee. There's a reason why I call this concept "Compassionate Dismissal".

Second, after dismissal all former downsized workers of any said company will be afforded free counseling. Be it individual therapy or support group counseling up to a period of one year's time after loss of their job. Not all people will react well to the loss of employment especially if they have worked for over a decade at such a company. One's identity in relation of self-sufficiency especially for men will be a frightening prospect to confront due to dependents such as children. Internalization of emotions similar to the loss of a loved one may be experienced. In this case the grief counseling will be employment loss related.

Third, provide a subsidy to extends one's corporate healthcare and dental plan 2 years after loss of work due to down sizing. In cases of poor performance or insubordination this subsidy can last only a full year instead. Again the mis-labeling of a former mass lay off of a work force in order to cheat former employees. Will open up a can of worms due to civil liabilities of work force discrimination. The unemployment insurance program will in part cover the monthly or yearly health and dental insurance plan premiums for the unemployed person. Be it a family plan or an individual plan, which ever was in effect upon dismissal.

Fourth, provide a free series at no cost of workshops including free study materials. For a former employee to update their resume or CV in relation to getting rehired elsewhere. Workshops can include several re-employability skills of: networking, job fairs, interview presentations, resumes / CV updating, etc... Many larger metropolitan regions provide such services already at no cost throughout the State. This thread of the safety net would add such former workers a direct funneling to such State workforce programs. Perhaps with added premium benefits on top of what the State already allocates for citizens.

Fifth, In conjunction with the fourth benefit the added incentives beyond what a regular citizen would otherwise get in looking for employment. Unemployed workers due to downsizing would receive job placement services when looking for re-employment. This can include being assigned to a Temp Job Agency whilst looking for a longer term employment elsewhere.

Sixth, those former employees that wish to update their skills in the workforce within their own present line of work, before dismissal occurred. Or those seeking entry into a different industry can attend free of charge a vocational technical Institute or a college campus. For a 2 year period covered as a subsidy under this unemployment insurance system for down sized employees. For those layed off due to poor performance having worked for a full year at said company. They are included in this benefit, however cases of insubordination this benefit is waived / voided for such a class of former workers. For down sized employees their tution, class materials (books), and lab fees will be covered. Including public transportation passes (if needed) during the tenure of attending such an institution of higher learning. There would also be the placement service of Internships and Apprenticeships (like in Germany and Scandinavian countries utilize). When students are ready to be learning at the job site under a supervisory capacity.

Seventh, following the similar gimmick of the so-called health discount plans marketed at Americans that usually can't afford healthcare in this country. Corporations that are part of this revitalized system of unemployment insurance. Will provide a free membership for a 2 year period under their own brand of a Consumer Discount Plan. Such a "Consumer Discount Plan" will behave somewhat like the identity protected EBT cards that offer food stamps and temporary cash benefits across America. The Consumer Discount Plan will offer the down sized work force discounts at a wide array of consumer retailers and services. Be it grocers or supermarkets, mass discounters like Walmart, clothing stores that are franchises or department stores like Sears, franchised restaurants be they fast food or dine-in casual, entertainment venues be they movie theaters, admission discounts at State or National parks, and auto repairs for instance.

This is to insure the purchasing dollar of the said unemployed down sized individual (most with dependents like children) stretches farther in a capitalistic market based society. The "Consumer Discount Plan" will be extended to such a class of unemployed citizens for a 2 year period. However not to being stigmatized like using the EBT card in America. The "Consumer Discount Plan" will be marketed towards all working employees within such a medium large to mega transnational corporation. Where their will be yearly membership dues in order to participate in such a consumer discount plan for their own households. Unlike the down sized class of former workers receive this incentive for 2 years as a benefit that is subsidized by their working berthen.

Such a "Consumer Discount Plan" can also be marketed via the particular brand of said company to the general consumer public. Thus collecting additional revenues in membership dues to help off set the subsidy for the down sized work force receiving such a benefit. Those corporations that adopt such a "Consumer Discount Plan" can be in competition in the market place against other corporate plans in existence. Where every year such consumer discount plans can be tweaked in benefits and/or new retailers being switched into and out of the plan. This consumer discount plan are direct discounts at point of sale and nothing to do with the point accumulating system of airline miles and such.

Now to pay for such a revitalized unemployment insurance program for downsized individuals. Be it adopted by a TBL (Triple Bottom Line) corporation, or a progressive country like Germany or the Scandinavian countries that currently out pace America in worker protections and nationally increasing wealth in terms of GDP. Maybe the Chinese have the cajones where America has misplaced there's for the time being in this lost culture of our lost decade. (Sorry for the mini-rant since I'm passionate about such a social issue)

In order to fund such an unemployment insurance program wherever it is adopted in the world at large. Be it by a nation or a particular forward thinking corporation. I would utilize the "Robin Hood Effect" if you recall I mentioned those "Golden Parachutes". If many executives can be offered lucrative exit compensation packages earning multi-million American dollars. Since it came from the literal backs of their own corporate workforce such gained productivity should be cherished. By giving back to the merit of their own employees that keep things functioning to near working order. Let's call it a self imposed Tithe or internal tax where 10% of every golden parachute garners such a fee when utilized.  With the monies collected in membership dues from the "Consumer Discount Plan" marketed towards one's own employees, if not marketed towards the general consumer public. With any additional public government financing to fill in the gaps such a program can be fully funded.

This is what I envision about "Compassionate Dismissal" would entail as an unemployment insurance system. If and when utilized especially those that profess a TBL mind set of putting People first, than the Planet, and finally Profits as the "Three Pillars" within a society at large.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Jewels of Truth Statement: "How Tragedy Must Heal"

Hello All,


No doubt many of you here State side if not countless others world wide have heard of the massacre recently in New Town, Connecticut. Where 20 school children, 6 faculty, and the gun man's mother and the shooter all perished. Any act of violence when it is up close and personal when not in abstraction from afar. Is cruel to the senses and a horror to any memory that may recall it.

Recently whilst watching the after effects on CNN cable news channel. Journalist and anchorman Wolf Blitzer asked what I'll reference as a onlookers question to a rabbi and a reverend from New Town, CT. The question was this; "How could God allow such atrocities to occur"? The Reverend chose to respond first that now wasn't the time for such a question and to just honor the grieving process to unfold.

There is much truth to the sentiment offered by the good reverend. However I wanted to take such a second look from a meta perspective on the question posed by Mr. Wolf Blitzer. Below is the topic on atrocities in the numbered "Jewels of Truth" series of #1385 for a long off Volume 4 on spiritual wisdom.

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1385) All atrocities always seem senseless as an absurd act that defies all that is rational. Although a common misconception of assigning normalcy to the bizarre confuses all.

Those that ask innocently or with subterfuge why God would allow such victimization? Must realize one thing this is a living world with competing interests. Not all of which are of a wholesome nature of well being. Life is full of mystery and paradoxes that cause contradiction to occur within people and events. When Christ spoke to love your enemies, even those that have caused much bloodshed. He was speaking from a place of redemption of the soul of a benign to wicked enemy in your lives. Forgiveness is a very personal act of self-healing when a hurtful betrayal is encountered. Compassion is a shared experience when a love in all tenderness should be offered in order to heal and console the afflicted. Not all pain is equal in the proportion that it causes suffering. A painful experience that is forced upon the innocent. Can be reduced in grief and suffering over time with forgiveness and compassion.

Grieving will require resent, anger, and hate to be experienced as part of the healing process. However those that get stuck on such destructive emotions may inadvertently share such rage. To unrelated innocent persons along the way. Do not I Implore You expand the circle of hatred by victimizing yourself or harming the innocent at a future time. Only because you couldn't let go of a vendetta as a cold act of revenge or retribution. Release such malice unto God and the Angels so as to heal your spirit fully. With an all abiding unconditional forgiveness, compassion, and Love most of all. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Jewels of Truth Statement: "Where Peace is Assured"

Hello All,

The month of December has finally dawned on us for this final month of the year. How many life changing blessings can you count on with one hand? Better yet how many blessings that are small in scope when put together become a giant of benediction in your present life? No matter your religious, spiritual, or philosophical tradition many of us have numerous things to be grateful for in our lives. Be it causes that define us with a sense of purpose, or dear loved ones be they family or friends. Our lives matter, be it as individuals or as entire communities.

Let such a thought sink in your hearts to be marinated in the truth of your own convictions. With that stated today I want to share with you "Jewels of Truth" spiritual wisdom statement #1369 on the topic of Peace. Written back in late November of this year to be shared with all of you my kind readers.

Thank you for your support in Spirit. Amen.

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1369) My peace assures me that God is at work in my life. Where all things are in well order in achieving a positive outcome. No amount of fear or worry will make right of what is the grace of peace. Surrender your ego needs to always understand why the sublime is here with you right now. Just let it be with you, keeping you company like a dearly trusted friend. The rest will work itself out in the end, this is the only truth that matters. Mostly to us who have a sense of duty to do the right thing in this life.

Follow your higher instincts allowing the good to affect you. In ways that will amaze those who care about you. Love will grant you such a reward always. If it does not, than it is not love, but a shallow mixture of conditions and guilt thrown in to make you suffer instead. Be well in the everlasting peace that is our common heritage through the miracle we call grace. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Quasi Adoption Concept: Aging Out Orphans, Get A Lifeline From Multi-National Corporations

Hello All,

Here in the States we're in full swing for the Holiday Season, besides the full shoppers frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday having just occurred. Since America has been repurposed mostly to have its economy based on consumption of goods and services. Many a retailer gets up to 20% of their business during this time of the year.

My concept this month of November isn't so dissimilar where wards of a State meaning orphans. Get a lifeline of a vocational or a university education by being partially adopted by a Multi-National Corporation, if not a giant U.S. based corporation as well. Many U.S. States have orphans in their family services agencies where these wards Age Out of the adoptive process starting at the age of 18. Here in my State of Florida its no different where the social fabric of a support system is fragile at best. Many of these ex-wards can easily become homeless, if not worse enter the penal justice system as criminal offenders. Only a minority some how beat the odds to lead productive lives in our society at large.

My solution is to even those odds where instead of losing these young adults to a life of hopelessness. The U.S. States partner with multi-national corporations to develop a very skilled workforce for themselves using a system of Apprenticeships. It's already happening to a degree from the German manufacturers developing apprenticeship programs. Starting with high school students if not older adults in their American based auto manufacturing plants from German auto makers of Volkswagen and BMW. 

Germany's New Export: Job Training
(From the "Wall Street Journal" dated June 14th 2012)

"In Germany, nearly two-thirds of the country's workers are trained through partnerships among companies, technical schools and trade guilds. Last year, German companies took on and trained nearly 600,000 paid apprentices. The schools provide theoretical lessons on the side, while trade unions help ensure training is standardized. ---Vanessa Fuhrmans. WSJ.com"

Monday, November 19, 2012

Jewels of Truth Statements & Favorite Quotes of The Month

Hello All,

The Seasons are changing at least here in my region of Florida. The cooler temperatures are a welcome since Florida is known for its high humidity rates. I hope peace and good will is finding you wherever your located on this shared Earth of ours.

Today's trio of "Jewels of Truth" spiritual wisdom statements are on the topics of: Mystery, God, and Civility. Written originally back in October 2009 now being brought forth for the very first time. These are in the series of #984-986.

Please enjoy them, and may you find them thought provoking whether you agree with the substance of the message or not.

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984) The Mystery that is God may not always be found in a sacred place of worship. The wonders, miracles, blessings, and the sublime grandeur of his "Holy Spirit". Is almost always found in the midst of the common and the ordinary splendors of life itself. Those that society has labeled as outcasts or misfits with a benevolent belief system from the conventional norm. Should not be cast aside for an altered outlook on what is Holy. They may very well be holding onto a kernel of a benediction of truth that you need to add to your own spiritual growth as a soul. Only those souls that have an Open Mind to experience life differently may humbly experience the marvelous and the sacred in other foreign manners of worship with God. All may receive the grace of the "Holy Spirit" as a miraculous gift, but only the wise and the faithful are guaranteed an audience with the divine in all its beauty. With a humble mind, heart, and spirit without preconceived notions or conditions on what is blessed and what is not. All else falls under the domain of what God's Angels know what is for our highest good for all concerned. Amen.
---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


985)  The Lord God's presence is in all religions in our shared version of this created Earth. We often celebrate him according to our specified day of worship, including on sacred holidays. God can be worshiped from the ghetto to Jerusalem, from the slum to the Vatican, and from any other impoverished dwelling to Mecca. From the battlefield to the Holy Shrine of any other Faith that welcomes God or Goddess in their own lives.

There is nowhere that God can't be found wherever our souls may reside. In peace, in turmoil, or in a living hell. God, is an equal access and equal opportunity deity of Absolute Love. Those who attempt to arrest the inner workings of God's good graces are mislead, if not worse doing the devil's work instead. Only the earnest and the humble filled with compassion are the first ones to always witness God. In whatever form he or she may decide to be revealed by means of the miraculous be it in the mundane to the extraordinary manifestation of grace. All others of the stated faith will continue to doubt, be confused, or worse cry out loud in feeling betrayed by not knowing truly what is Divine and what is just plain worldly.

Be calm and stand upon the Holy Ground not of this Earth, but the hallowed ground of Heaven on this Earth. Purify yourselves by whatever means is most kind and constructive to be fully prepared to entertain the Ancestors, the Angels, the Holy Spirit, and most of all God(dess). That is for each of us our own responsibility that are enlivened souls to convey grace to one another always. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


986) When discussing points of crucial sensitivity please be civil. This is how progress can be made from the onset of whatever endeavor your invested in fully. Refrain from diatribes of past misconduct or stereotypes of a demeaning nature that will always lead to mistrust or worse hatred.  Surrender the need to be right 100% of the time. Such arrogance leads to pride, and not a mutually constructive righteous demeanor. Respect however is a privilege that must be earned over time. Not by bashing others with fear or various forms of intimidation. Only those relationships that are built upon dignity, trust, and a sense of personal responsibility are the ones to value over all others.

Those who are detached from any predefined outcomes are apt to be the most nimble when an unpleasant circumstance arrives. When outraged is sparked those that aren't easily offended will shrug off any superficial hostility. To carry on with what is needed to be done be it the core milestones already agreed to by the assembly. Or any other tenants that must be addressed before any sense of real productivity may commence in the fullest sense of the word. These are the Bulwarks built for the long haul ahead able to achieve the impossible in times of crisis. Able to surpass the petty and the indifferent that may not have the conviction to becoming civilized in times of great need. All others will get in the way, in time they will learn not to become an unneeded obstacle to a common good. If not, gently brush them aside and do the good work that is yours alone to accomplish with dignity. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

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 Providence has hidden a charm in difficult undertakings which is appreciated only by those who dare to grapple with them. ---Anne Sophie-Swetchine.  "The Writings of Madame Swetchine"

To bring the sublime into the mundane is the greatest challenge there is. ---Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan.  "Alchemical Wisdom"

Penetrate the heart of just one drop of water, and you will be flooded by a hundred oceans. ---Mahmud Shabistari.  "The Mystic Rose Garden"

When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart. ---Jeremiah 29:13

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. ---Rumi.

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. ---Rumi.

I never consider a difference of opinion in politics, religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. ---Thomas Jefferson.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Jewels of Truth Statement: "The Ancient is New Again"

Hello All,

Now that the hectic American Elections are over many of us here in the States can return to a degree of normalcy. For the rest of the world looking at the American experiment in democracy continues until the next turn of events.

Today I wanted to share an inspired interpretation of my own of God. A concise and somewhat poetic, but true expression of how God reaches us from afar, yet is within us all the same. An ancient deity that is forever young because of the life he creates and lives through constantly. This is "Jewels of Truth" statement #1355 for a future long off publication of Volume 4.

Enjoy.

1355) God is the constant we all love and adore with our undivided attention. He is beyond time and eternity for both are illusions to him who created such intrinsic dimensions of being. For God is his own Self beyond reproach a Star or Deity with no equal. No matter how many declare him to be insignificant paradoxically he is everything in harmony. An intelligence in order surpassing comprehension of mere mortals etching out their own incarnations. Be still and feel this thought in the depth of your soul. In Oneness we are all alike, we are him as the sum total of all life living from the past, to the present, and into the future. All creations as split Images of our own and to all native realms beyond physical constructs of the ethereal. God is God, and no other in peace and most certainly in Love as the source energy of all things. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dental Care Industry Prediction / Concept: "Dentyne or Denti Tablets"

Hello All,


I may be giving my future critics the rope to hang me with, but I'll continue what I do best with my futuristic innovator forecasts. Consider by the end of the 21st century that what we consider as brushing our teeth with tooth paste will be considered as an archaic act. The tooth brush as we know it was first popular in China during the "Tang Dynasty" (619-907AD). Later during the Colonial era in Europe of the 17th century imported bristled tooth brushes were flooding in from China along the trade routes. As for tooth paste first appeared with the Ancient Greeks and Romans becoming very popular during the Victorian era. Dental Floss was first devised as "Silk Floss" in 1815 by a gentleman named "Levi Spear Parmly" a dentist from New Orleans. With of course the 20th century iterations of the tooth brush being electric or water jet powered tooth brushes.

A future company in ownership of the Dentyne Gum brand sometime around the year 2035 (If not earlier) I predict will hit the mother load with a revolutionary break through in dental care. Usurping in one fell swoop both the candy breathe mint market and all conventional dental care. (IE tooth brushes and tooth paste). A Dentyne Tablet or what later users in common English slang will call the "Denti Tab". Will bring to fruition what the 1899 New York City druggist a "Mr. Frank V. Canning" originally envisioned for Dentyne, but couldn't fully deliver. So the chewing gum to promote dental oral hygiene was born in its place. Famous throughout the decades ever since those early idealistic days now coming full circle later in our 21st century. Right now "Dentyne" is owned by the candy beverage maker of "Cadbury-Schweppes", but this won't always be the case. Back in the year 2000 "Pfizer Inc." the giant pharmaceutical briefly owned the brand before selling it off when it merged with "Warner-Lambert".

The future coup that I envision of the Dentyne brand will completely alter the landscape in how dental care is advertised globally. Besides how dental products are manufactured and tailored to the global consumer at large. Consider a marketing ad campaign where its touted as environmentally friendly since it is saliva activated needing no water whatsoever to use. Where traditionally we all need to use copious amounts of water in order to brush our teeth after ideally every meal each day.

The very first iteration or generation of the Dentyne Tablet will have a bland medicinal sterile generic taste similar as to how Listerine as a mouth wash first appeared. Later versions will introduce the typical mint, fruity, candy, and snack bar flavors. The last two of the candy and snack bar flavors will be popular hits amongst parents. With getting their children to follow-up with dental care after every meal. Since the parent will trick the young child that the Dentyne Tablet is actually a snack after dessert with a candy or snack bar flavor. In order to promote oral mouth care flora for everyday hygiene needs. The longer the tablet is sucked on the greater lasting benefits will be offered. Versus someone just biting and swallowing the tablet immediately offering little to none oral hygiene benefits. By the 3rd or 4th generation of the tablet there will be teeth whitening and even oral tooth ache infection prevention. Aiding dentists in cutting back oral infections that break out for one reason or another from lack of proper oral hygiene care.

This is what I envision using my intuitive forecasting coupled with futuristic trends for society as a whole to their own benefit. Dental oral care is often the bell weather barometer to how one's own health is overall throughout the physical body, and not in exception to it. Health and dental care should not be viewed as separate to each other, but actually complimentary disciplines. What I foresee may be hit or miss in my own assumptions of the technology of daily oral hygiene care. Certainly I hope otherwise as it will be fascinating to experience nonetheless be it my interpretation or a similar futuristic trend in the world at large.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Jewels of Truth Statements & Favorite Quotes of The Month

Hello All,

Today I wanted to share with all of you my readers another trio of the "Jewels of Truth" series. As the Season of Fall is upon us and right before we turn back our clocks for daylight savings time. At least here in America. These three spiritual wisdom statements as always are meant to be all-inclusive as a whole. Not not just for the Abrahamic faiths, but to any faith tradition that is based on benevolence. The topics for today are: the Image of God, Control, and God. All originally written back in late September early October 2009.

Enjoy them, may you find them intriguing so as to expand your own personal thoughts.

981) There is not one "Image of God(dess)", but a plethora spread across Life itself. It is true one people, culture, religion can describe God in their own likeness. It is also true that many can do just the same across numerous traditions and ethnic groups. (S)he the creator is one and the same majestic deity that as a collective we all love and share as entire societies.

No one religion can have a monopoly on God and/or on his favoritism. To say so is a lie and a sin to the diversity within creation itself. We are a family in Spirit and in the flesh of many familiar and strange cousins within the total "Kingdom of God". If we fight in his or her own holy name than we fight more with our inflated egos than with the blessing of the "Spirit of God". For God(dess) needs not wars nor fighting to spread the eternal truth. (S)he, as our mother and father in Heaven and in our very souls needs our humble faith and unconditional love for one another. In service to all that is good and just, not lacking or wanton to be taken as thieves. No matter what form of life we choose for ourselves the "Holy of Holies" is alive in us as our divinity come to fruition. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


982)  Those who seek to control others or their own lives so tightly will have neither. Those who surrender to God the power over others and over their own lives shall gain it fully. This is a living paradox in creation itself that affords us a choice by our own implied "Free Will". We are open to choose one or the other, unless we make no choice at all and life will unfold unfairly on our behalf. Those that make the wisest choice to surrender their personal motives and sheer will power over themselves to God. Shall gain the favor and the support of the "Kingdom of God" be it in Heaven or on this Earth. Holy Forces will turn you around to straighten your resolve and make your crooked corners nicely polished with compassion.

Surrendering oneself to God does not mean abandoning your lawful duties or responsibilities however you may define them. It does imply witnessing reality in a fuller light, less prone to call judgements. Maintaining less ill will towards others, living well but not in extremes. Whereby grace is allowed to pour forth from your selfless love into your joys in service to all, including your needs. Allowing Divine Order by means of synchronistic events to transform you from the inside out for the better. So the grand mysterious plan of God for your own personal lifetime. Is revealed to you and your loved ones in body or in spirit as your witnesses. This is the truth as far as I have witnessed it within myself and certainly in countless others who are blessed across history. All by acts of unconditional love guided by wisdom as their own due course in living fully and in grace. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


983)  Those who have and share a love from their hearts be it for another person, a passion in activity, or in charitable service. Are sharing the very wonder and majesty that is God in totality in all that is true and sublime. Yes, there is no confusion about it my fellow brothers and sisters in Spirit. We as Divine Beings are conveying a majesty when we love each other, in our hobbies or vocations, and especially in our selfless service to those in need. We are channeling a grace as living vessels of the "Holy Spirit" spreading and expanding the very essence and substance of God. As such this is no ordinary love I speak of, it is divine in origin. The sacred becomes real by our thoughts, desires, and especially when our faith is made whole in our actions. Be calm and know as you live your lives that God is within you fully aware of your own hearts, minds, and souls. For what lies beyond is what lays within the grasp of our own spirit to be truly caring for all life itself. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

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A harvest of justice is sown in peace by those who make peace. ---James 3:18

Character is forged in the smallest of struggles. Then, when the big challenges come, we're ready. ---Waiter Rant.

Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths...find rest for your souls. ---Jeremiah 6:16

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. ---Thomas Edison. 

A bird does not sing because he has an answer. He sings because he has a song. ---Joan Walsh Anglund. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Jewels of Truth Statement: "On Truth"

Hello All,

Time to time I like to share one of my very recent creations as in a Jewels of Truth spiritual wisdom statement. This one however wasn't written years ago like the others, but written for a future Volume 4 of the series just yesterday. It is numbered #1347 in the series and its on the topic of Truth itself.

May you find it stirring in a beneficial manner.

Enjoy.

1347) As the "God" of the Holy Light is absolute Love. So is he absolute truth, having dominion of everything in the light and in the void of the darkness. No one people or nation is supreme over the revelations of the truth. Be it encoded into the cannon of the law or the spiritual essence of the land. No birthright is holier than another all are kindred under the majestic rule of God for all eternity. Forget not your role in life, lest you stumble into a bottomless pit.
         The truth is painful when swallowed whole, especially for those with a small mouth and a weak stomach. The truth heals the authentic person out of their own limitations. It makes bright crooked ways in order to polish around the rough edges like a stone mason. Often justice demands the truth in order to function. A pure truth will leave the righteous person isolated without good natured peers of a like mind. Sometimes truth must be measured in steady and consistent intervals. Than swallowing it in one enormous gulp like a whale. With truth comes power and grace to act for the well being of all. No matter creed, race, social economic class, gender, sexual orientation, nor most of all ideology. The guardians of truth are usually also the protectors of the public trust. One could not have one without the other out of a sense of a sacred duty. Nobility of a higher calling of Spirit be it in spiritual or secular matters comes at a price. Only the true lovers pay for it with their souls as a sacrifice for the many. A servant in trust is not a blinded unruly slave. Trust not mere words, but trust in the deeds of the truth bound. No matter the color of their skin or the foreign tongue they utter. For in the end, it is as in the beginning all is in order by the "Great Mystery" that we know and love as God(dess). Amen.
---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Jewels of Truth Statements & Favorite Quotes of The Month

Hello All,

I almost missed posting up my favorite segment of the "Jewels of Truth" series of spiritual wisdom statements. Today's entry of the trio of original material first written back in September 2009. Is on the topics of: being Civilized, The Earth, and Modesty.

As always enjoy the statements and may you find them worthy of contemplation.

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978) When humanity as a whole species concedes with humility that they are not the apex or predominant creation in the galaxy. Or that they would consider themselves superior by means of the ego or in contempt of the lowly creatures on this Earth. Than the way becomes open to truly becoming a civilized sentient species under the stars of the cosmos. Ultimately access to technology of whatever capacity does not make a sentient species civilized nor supreme within creation.

What makes an intelligent species such as humanity on the path of becoming civilized. Is when warfare is no longer a hellish means of coercion that only brings ruin and destruction to all who come in contact of its consequences. When humane treatment is offered equally to all no matter philosophical, religious, or political identity. Although we are all unequal in terms of aptitude, moral fiber, charisma, strength of character, etc... A just fairness in treatment beyond unethical discrimination is the ideal we as a species can strive for no matter how many times we falter from society to society. The pursuit of such an ideal in plurality is what makes our intents and actions holy as God is our witness. When the constant egotistical need to dominant other people or our environment at large is addressed. This is when we open ourselves up to a greater cultural harmony from within the soul of the people. This will trigger our goodwill to pour out amongst those of near equal presence within our kindred nations across this world of ours. Where are differences actually provide a sense of community fostering inter-personal strength by means of a sanctified diversity. When compassion is treated equal to liberty and freedom than the need for justice will be far more balanced and tempered in execution. Without compassion it is far more easier to separate each other by means of elitist ideologies. Leading to all manner of strife be it hatred or down right resentment of those that do not look like us or act like us.

We the peoples in plural significance are the ones to save ourselves from the pain of those who would see us disappear altogether. The known world may never be tamed, it was never meant to be in reality. It is only those of the coalition of the willing that can grow such a grace of becoming civilized from the dignity of one person into a multiplicity of all people. Amen. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


979) Our world of this Earth is an ancient world filled with a multitude of wonders and mysteries awaiting our discovery. Science and the Humanities can only reveal so much knowledge at any one time before it becomes lost to us. Forgotten as the generations of our heirs pass us by from the rise and fall of societies in our combined history. However what was once lost is always able to being recovered with those of a focused intent by a noble pursuit.

Our global history is rife of ideologies that have ruled kingdoms and nations, if not dynasties. Modes of thought will change over time, this is a dependable constant that change is always afoot. The more we evolve as humanity the better will our society be in quality of life issues. The better fortified to provide immediate aid to our ourselves or our neighbors when travesty strikes. Our Earth is a living meta organism where natural disasters are its own systems of cleansing and regulating its body. From our mortal perspective they are foul incidents to avoid altogether. Yet they are a necessary action for this natural world to maintain its own health. The key is how we address as people and nations operational infrastructure and social engineering systems when the Earth must regulate her own health. How can we cope by safeguarding ourselves to ride through such havoc happening around us. Without succumbing to the horror by means of panic or lack of preparations be they training down to the individual or access to emergency resources.

We will certainly perish as mortal beings, but may it be during an age of relative peace. How we serve each other with dignity and how we treat our mother Earth will decide if we are worthy of her bounty or not. ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


980) Modesty is the twin of the first virtue of humility. With modesty one is welcomed and trusted more than an arrogant fool. Modesty when it is coupled with humility will always leave such a person underestimated. Use this to your own advantage in order to seize upon opportunities at the expense of others inaccurate discernment. Go with confidence allowing your prowess to be in full display where your actions will speak louder than any empty words could ever accomplish.

The modest person is not meant to be construed as weak or as a insignificant person. A modest person has the presence of mind not to conduct themselves like a hypocrite. Such a modesty will speak volumes when a person lives with the courage of their own convictions. Those with the mind to think and the heart to feel will be witness to the noble wisdom and grace of such a person of modesty. The value offered to any such group they may be found within will be self-apparent in the long term. For often integrity follows the good sense judgment of a person of modesty in all regards.
---Ivan  Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

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The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination. ---Tommy Lasorda.

We go where our vision is. ---Joseph Murphy.

To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness. ---Dr. Robert Muller.

Every morning is like a new reincarnation into this world. Let us take it then for what it is and live each moment anew. ---Paul Brunton.

It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. ---J.K. Rowling.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Charity Fundraiser Concept: "The Charity Bus"


Hello All,


Today's concept is a novel methodology in providing a fundraising mechanism. As a community outreach in providing a lasting goodwill project at large. For instance a division of "Panera" restaurants as a non-profit entity called "Panera Cares". Provides a suggested menu price at their select restaurant locales where customers still pay for a meal. However they pay a voluntary donated amount based on the Honor System of the value they ascribe to such a meal in total. Some low income customers pay less or nothing at all. Which is balanced out by those that pay the standard menu prices, including those that pay generously more for menu items.

Here is an article from "USA Today" dated June 27th, 2010 explaining the concept of "Panera Cares".

Panera to open more pay-what-you-wish restaurants



My concept of the "Charity Bus" is a variant based on the theme and setting that "Panera Cares" adheres to in principal. For example philanthropists, Community Foundation(s) within a city, or a collection of private businesses set up an ongoing extended private charter of transit city buses. That within a metropolitan area will run at least one or more routes through busy thoroughfares within any given city. Be it the main strip in the city of Las Vegas, Neveda or Orlando, Florida. If not major intersections throughout an artery street or boulevard of a municipality.

Basically an arrangement is made by leasing as an extended private charter of a city transit public transportation bus authority. Where like any other vehicle lease or charter the company in this case the Transit Authority owns and maintains the bus providing a driver and what not. The bus toll machine is recalibrated to accept larger paper currency denominations and coinage as donations from the ridership. The bus will have one of those advertisement second skins envelope the vehicle denoting that it is a "Charity Bus" for lack of a better name. Where the supported charities of this organization leasing the private chartered bus will showcase adverts on the 2nd skin of the bus. Including the interior of the bus will have posters or other signage directing riders in how to learn more about the supported charities. There can of course be a media publicity campaign alerting the general public of the existence and purpose of these buses.

The general public that ride city transit buses may at first think of this as a gimmick. Some riders may also confuse that "Charity Bus" as a regular transit authority bus and pay their standard fare as usual. Of course with all donations made via the toll machine on the bus next to the bus driver. All donations are final without refunds.

The organization that is promoting or offering this novel charity fund raising concept. Again be they one or more philanthropists or a collection of private businesses (ie Auto Dealerships, Restaurants, Supermarkets, etc...). Including Community Foundation(s) within a region of the State or Province they may be located within. Where there aim is to provide a local community outreach of promoting goodwill by offering Free Public Transportation. Where Voluntary Donations will be requested when explaining the concept via the public media publicity campaigns. Including free literature by means of pamphlets within the bus itself. There is of course a second fundraising model where a mandatory donation is requested. However the transit rider decides what amount to offer as a donation itself. I prefer the free public transportation depending on the Honor System with voluntary donations that "Panera Cares" also utilizes for its select restaurants.

The term of the bus lease as a private charter with the Transit Bus Authority can be seasonal. Such as the "Holiday Season" or the summer months, if not a year round affair. Limiting it to at least one city transit bus if not more providing if this fundraising charity model proves successful or not. All of this can be launched with a grand ceremony where the charity or charities in question are highlighted with an event open to the general public. By also inviting the local news press outlets to document the event for maximum exposure in publicity. The selection of the charities can either be picked by the organization promoting this concept. Or by inviting the general public at large to select from a list or to nominate their own local / regional charities. Allowing for an extended time period in the absorption rates of the general public at large to be educated and support this non-profit enterprise from the start.

This charitable giving concept as a fundraising mechanism is to promote as I stated at the onset. The goodwill amongst the local populace of a select metropolitan area. Be it in fostering civic participation throughout the process of becoming educated of local / regional charities. This is a Win / Win model by helping city transit bus ridership to a degree during these tough post-recessionary times. Including positively impacting select charities with a sustainable revenue stream of donated monies depending on the time frame the "Charity Bus" is in service.

Ivan "Atrayo" Pozo-Illas, has devoted 21 years of his life to the pursuit of clairvoyant automatic writing channeling the Angelic host. Ivan, is the author to the spiritual wisdom series of "Jewels of Truth" consisting of 3 volumes published to date. He also channels conceptual designs that are multi-faceted for the next society to come that are solutions based as a form of dharmic service. Numerous examples of his work is available at "Atrayo's Oracle" blog site of 11 years plus online. Your welcome to visit his website "Jewelsoftruth.us" for further information or to contact Atrayo directly. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Social Commentary & Prediction: My Rant About America's Economic and Politcial Dysfunctional Climate

Hello All,

The recent U.S. Census report on poverty in America states around 46.2 million American's in 2011 are in poverty. Not including the other 47 million or so near poverty itself one paycheck away from a household misfortune. America's population is around 320 million citizens not counting immigrants be they legal or otherwise. So 1 out of 3 American's are facing similar difficulties that only the generation of the "The Great Depression" could understand. Our "Great Recession" or our "Lost Decade" is nurturing ironically America's "Greatest Generation 2.0". Historically America's first "Greatest Generation" were the children of the great depression that served in either the "New Deal" ushered forth by President Franklin Roosevelt. Be it through the "WCC" (Workforce Conservation Corp) or the "CCC" (Civilian Conservation Corp). These hard working children later grew up and served as volunteer or drafted soldiers in "WWII".

So I repeat again we are raising the "Greatest Generation 2.0" from our "Great Recession" and/or "Lost Decade". These children of today's America be they homeless in poverty, struggling with education needs, etc... Will eventually become tomorrow's corporate and political leaders knowing full well for what passes as governmental policy today isn't passing the sniff test. That either due to dysfunctional systems, lack of vision or social / political will in governance, incompetence, or plain dirty corruption. We're giving today's youngster a hard lesson in life of what not to do for societies benefit. They'll hopefully not commit the "Sins of the Father" by repeating our woeful stupidity. Instead this "Greatest Generation 2.0" may fight in another war as soldiers. If not they'll pass in law and culture a solid plan for their tomorrow that may usher in the next American Golden Age. Not unlike our own in the 1950's -1960's that fostered the "baby boom generation".

Aside from my societal prediction in America we have learned that "Trickle Down Economics" is a Bold Faced Lie. Corporate America is holding over $2 trillion dollars in assets courtesy of the bail out most received. Yes, Corporate America is spooked about tax reform or additional business reforms from the Federal government. That tends to happen when a bubble bursts in our collective faces. Still the lack of vision from a collective of our trans-national American based companies is deafening. So any heavy lifting again rests on the shoulders of "Big Government", since "Big Capitalism" is sucking its thumb.

Here's a small caveat for why the American Republican political elite want as small a tax base for Big business and the wealthy. It ushers in their methodology of creating a shrinking government by suffocating it of capital resources aka a formidable tax base. Where government dies from a thousand tax cuts, slaughtering the fatted calf for their collective benefit. Those without economic power or influence be damned since in their eyes your just another commodity to be manipulated to fit their so-called just ends. I suppose this is just history repeating itself as we're in America's "2nd Gilded Age". The 1st Gilded Age was just before the start of the "Great Depression" in America.

(Disclosure: I'm an Independent Moderate that upholds a democratic capitalistic economy that is both Free and Fair. Meaning today's "Banana Republic" power brokers is a National Security disaster in the making.)

What I'm not stating is that the Republican party is all wrong. Many of the conservative values be they family, religious, societal are a stabilizing force. Nor does the Democratic party always bode well on matters of commerce and military needs. America's future hopes of a 3rd political majority party died in a still birth long ago. Every major social movement in America has been cannibalized by either the Republican or Democratic parties. In many ways the "Tea Party Movement" gave way by example for the "Occupy Movement" to stand up for their own ideals. Where the "Tea Party Movement" merged into the Republican Party, it is yet to be found if the "Occupy Movement" will follow a similar route and merge into the Democratic Party.

In my opinion America is Top Heavy in Wealth in jeopardy of facing the fairy tale of a "Humpty Dumpty" incident. We are already titter tottering leaning towards a double dip recession. The "Great Recession" spared the corporate entities from getting their clocks cleaned by the Federal & State Governments. Unlike their ancestral brethren of the "Great Depression" era where hefty policy shifts spelled a clear and present danger that the 1st Gilded Age was a national security threat. Today our collective Humpty Dumpty didn't fall down all the way on the ladder. It's leg's got tangled somewhere in the middle saving our arse's from shattering into a million bits. A double dip recession may halt our climb out of this quagmire we're in to the point our humpty dumpty shatters for good.

Then expect American societal civic participation to mirror what we saw last in the 1960's. Riots, Marches, and Rallies where I hope to God that "Martin Lurther King Jr's." Beloved Community Philosophy of Non-Violence is pursued. Otherwise the consequences of what the NRA (National Rifle Association) has been espousing in citizen gun rights will come back to haunt us all. Desperate citizens with gun permits will enter those political civic marches of tomorrow. (carrying concealed or openly their side arms) When the police begin to crack down on such peaceful marches turned ugly. Expect a minority of gun fights between citizens marchers and law enforcement to break out. Stampedes will be the least of everyone's concern, when the police can't locate a shooter they may open fire on innocent's in the fog of confusion. Not unlike those 1960's University riots where the State National Guard opened fire on students killing a few and wounding many.

We need each other as American's beyond our ideological differences. These differences aren't meant to be despised since they lead often to a well rounded compromise for the betterment of all.  When political compromise in Washington D.C. becomes a dirty word I fear for us and our children. We need our democratic experiment in the world not only to survive, but to thrive. Otherwise we can inadvertently truly become an "American Empire" morphing into what we've been falsely accused of for generations by the rest of the world. 

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Video Game Console Concept: Tablets & Laptops as a Video Game System Platform

Hello All,

The last video game consoles from the big three of Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony arrived sometime around the year 2005. They are already 7 years old with a protracted shelf life due to our global economic Great Recession. Why not go in a simplistic manner that may be slimmer as a consumer friendly computer product offering to gamers. Instead of building a peripheral video game system that attaches alone to an existing home television hook up. Offer instead a video game console system that is based off the existing computer platforms of a Tablet or a Laptop computer?

Steve Jobs, of Apple Inc. computer fame and mentor ushered in the tablet computer device only 2 years ago. It's full retail price point is $499 US for the most recent model. Yet Sony fell flat on its face 6 years ago when it offered the PlayStation 3 at such a price point. For decades the American consumer is only comfortable of buying into a new video game platform at the $299 US offering at retail. Since video game makers consistently lose a bit off the top of selling the game hardware at a loss. Knowing full well that the games be it in disc or cartridge format sell the video game system. However nowadays so does the game download or micro-transaction as well from an existing online network for members.

I'll offer two simple no-brainer concoctions for your purvey this day on a potential next generation video game platform. Nintendo, has already spilled the beans on their next generation system with so-so responses for now.

A) Offer the next generation video game system platform to resemble more a modern laptop or notebook computer. So for instance consider the company Dell that owns the Miami, Florida based "Alienware" line of computer hardware offerings. For example lets say they come out with an Unlocked specifications laptop video game console platform. So according to the budget conscious consumer all the way to the price is no limit gamer. Dell or Alienware will build you a next generation laptop that doubles as an exclusive video game console. Being easily backwards compatible with past PC games since its computer architecture is based off the personal computer. Any number of generic or dedicated game controllers can be selected for such a video game platform. Aside from the keyboard and mouse that is native to all laptop computers. Offering a catalog of game emulators to play yesterdays games with today's laptop hardware. Besides offering exclusive game titles to its own video console members at a cheaper price. Months later such exclusive game titles are offered to other retail customers whom can buy the same game at a higher price point since it'll be played on other game systems.

B) Offer the next generation video game system to resemble more a modern tablet computer. Say for instance that Apple, Samsung, or Amazon would be an ideal company to make such a video game system offering. Recalling that the American consumer doesn't usually budge outside a $299 price point at retail. For a brand spanking new video game console model, whereas the brand new tablet computers sell at $499 US, not a problem.

An exclusive video game console presented as a tablet computer isn't so much of a stretch. Able to play the current crop of freemium game titles, Mac / PC games to a point, etc... If exclusive game titles are tossed into the mix allowing multiple game tablet systems a local adapter hook up for multiplayer game play. Not bad, this is not to say that game controllers unique to such a system can't be devised as well.

Both of the ideas above would have their own Member Online Networks that is partly Cloud based. Just in case a AAA Blockbuster game demands more performance than the local user game hardware can muster. Not a problem let the Cloud handle it on its own end.

Now envision this Cable Tv / Internet providers say I want to get into the video game console business. Say perhaps Comcast or Verizon for instance want in on this side of the games industry. They already offer 24/7/365 entertainment content pipeline streamed to your existing home televisions, VOIP & smart phones, and of course Internet connectivity. It would be a hop skip and jump just to offer a Laptop or Tablet computer to their customers as a stand alone video game console system. Today's Sony Playstation 3 and XBox 360 already offer cable Tv programming via their exclusive member networks. Besides the typical Blu-Ray or HD disc players on this current generation of video game consoles. Why can't a Cable TV / Internet provider do the same since Microsoft and Sony plunged into their pool of customers?

Back on May 25th 2008 I offered another video game console conceptualization. Of an LCD or Plasma televisions having a built-in video game console. Similar as to past VHS / DVD players and now Blu-Ray players attached to the back half of a modern flat screened television display.

LCD & Plasma TV's Doubling as Dedicated Video Game Consoles

Who's to say that the recent Ouya as a droid operating system video game platform. Won't be an equally appeasing consumer hit amongst gamers. However the "Ouya" is for nearly now and my notions are for a tomorrow that could be possible for a mogul with a sense of vision for gamers.

Friday, August 31, 2012

World Banking Concept / Commentary: "Asian Pacific Rim Bank" (APRB)

Hello All,

Consider this entry a Johnny Come Lately or late to the party since much of this concept is already occurring from the last "BRICS" (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) summit was exploring a development bank to call their own. For its part the American World Bank has appointed its 12th President of Dr. Jim Yong Kim as of this past July 1st 2012. An Asian-American with a South Korean heritage to appease the BRICS demanding more accountability in global representation. The past 11 Presidents to the World Bank have all been white Caucasian males since its inception after WWII.

The IMF (International Monetary Fund) doesn't fare much better with its all past 10 Managing Directors being European men. At least until the appointment last year of the 1st Managing Director being the first European Caucasian woman as in Lady Christine LaGarde the former Minister of Finance in France. Christine LaGarde, did appoint as Deputy Managing Director a Mr. Zhu Min formerly the deputy governor of the Chinese Central Bank. Although the IMF purports of having 188 national state members all have been European Managing Directors. Talk about a continental nepotism as in a conflict of interest for such a prestigious global lending banking institution.

Article from "The Economic Times" dated March 7th 2012:

BRICS to explore setting up development bank

Article from "The New York Times" dated April 19th 2012:

BRICS Agitate for a Seat at the Table

Both of the articles above will give you the reader a glimpse as to this growing debate and fundamental initiative stemming from the predominant Asian's. Do take note of the very last paragraph from "The New York Times" article. Where a Mr. Xiang predicts roughly that the next global reserve currency will be the Chinese Renminbi or otherwise known as the Yuan in 20 years time. This coincides with my own sentiments on this very topic which I posted on this blog site on July 18th 2012.

Economic Analysis: China To Replace America As The Reserve Currency In 20 Years Time

As the IMF and the World Bank attempt to appease the Chinese rising power in the realm of economic clout. It is in my opinion "Too Little Too Late" for the burgeoning global banking bureaucracies to change or adapt quickly enough to satisfy the BRIC nations. Their loss becomes the blessing to the Asian National States if not to a lesser extent Brazil and South Africa.

My conceptualization below will strictly focus on the Asian Pacific Rim Nations and not the traditional BRICS. Both South America for the Brazilians and the continent of Africa for the South Africans may be united as emerging markets. However as a global regional bloc they are lacking in strength in regards to Chinese, Russian, and Indian economic Asian clout. The favor tips in the balance of Asia economically, politically, and historically in my view as the general consensus. 

Instead of a BRICS developmental bank I'll coin my concept with the place holder name of the "Asian Pacific Rim Bank" (APRB). As the name indicates the Chinese will be the ones to do the heavy lifting to get this enterprise off the ground. So in the beginning the Chinese State will garner greater influence if not a favorable bias for its own agenda. Not unlike the World Bank that was founded by the United States of America. Founding member Nation States from the Asian Pacific Rim should be developing or developed countries such as: Russia, Singapore, Pakistan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, etc.... Other more impoverished Asian Pacific Rim nations would be omitted such as Burma (Myanmar), Bangladesh, and North Korea for the obvious reasons of their 3rd world status. Due to their more higher need than to place capital outlay investments in order to launch such as an Asian developmental regional bloc banking institution.

Japan, would be offered a founding member status from the Chinese State. In order to provide at least economically speaking an extended olive branch of peace and mutual benefit. Taiwan, would be excluded due to the controversial lost province of its disputed national status. Hopefully in time the Chinese and Taiwanese come to some sort of understanding similar as to how the city of "Hong Kong" returned to the Chinese national fold.

China, for its part won't necessarily improve its human civil rights in the decades to come in this 21st century. This is not to say the Chinese Nation will not improve dramatically the economic consumer rights for its citizenry. That will gain a greater share of wealth and equity for the Chinese overall economic clout by its growing middle class. So it doesn't come as a surprise that Asian national states want to be properly represented culturally and have their own societal needs met head on. The "Asian Pacific Rim Bank" will follow the traditional missions of the World Bank and the IMF to a greater extent. Yet it may still have participation of the other two global banking institutions, but also have its proverbial cake and eat it too.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Tablet Computer Concept: "Clam Shell Tablet Computer"

Hello All,

As I write this conceptual entry today Sunday August 26th in regards to the breaking news from two days ago on Friday August 24th. Whereby "Samsung Electronics Co." currently owes "Apple Inc." $1.05 Billion U.S. dollars for its patent infringements for the smartphone and tablet devices. This was the recent ruling from a San Jose California court here in the States that Apple filed against Samsung.

Here's an article dated August 24th 2012 from The Wall Street Journal news site:

"Samsung Loses Strategic Gamble in U.S."

My concept today evolves the heavy Apple design of the iPad tablet into a variant form. In my opinion the evolution of the iPad came from its predecessor of the Mac Book laptop computer. Which the Mac Book is a Macintosh version of the PC laptop or notebook computer. Typically a brand new generation of an iPad sells for a base rate of $500 U.S. per unit here in the States. Where the iPad global phenomena is only a little over 2 years old. Before the iPad put the tablet computer on the map. There was the generic PC clone of the "Web Book" that retailed for around $200-$300 U.S. per unit.

My concept of the "Clam Shell Tablet" or if Apple Inc. were to adopt it I would call their futuristic version the "iPad Plus". Basically a "Clam Shell Tablet" design that evolves the singular tablet into a double tablet units joined at the hip like a regular notebook / laptop computer. Where the tablet merged the laptop / notebook keyboard / mouse into one overall computer screen. The "Clam Shell Tablet" would resurrect the clam shell design by linking two tablets screens together. For a greater range of computer screen real estate to be utilized. Whilst keeping all the bells and whistles of a current tablet computer like the iPad. Where today's iPad is the vanilla version, my clam shell design would be the double dutch chocolate flavor to the world for now at least. That the dual tablets would be configured in one being a master to the second slave unit joined together in under the hood circuitry.

A potential marketing publicity campaign here in the States if not in Europe for the "Clam Shell Tablet" design. Is "Moses" on the "Mount Sinai" holding the 2 tablets etched by "God" himself. In this case its a Moses holding a clam shell tablet computer depicting the two full screens to the camera. With a spoof stating where Moses destroyed the 2nd tablet he comes down from the Mount with one whole product name (ie a clam shell tablet).

Samsung Electronics Co. a division of the overall Samsung Group in South Korea had a chance to truly evolve the tactile design if not the technology of the tablet computer. According to the "Wall Street Journal" article I cited above. Samsung rejected an Apple licensing royalty deal of $24 U.S. per unit back into 2010. The leadership at Samsung is now biting the proverbial bullet for its gamble with patent infringements against Apple Inc.

I'm an amateur Futurist / Innovator with a sense of vision that can offer a simplistic clam shell design to the tablet computer.  Samsung Electronics Co., should've taken a better gamble by allowing their designers and computer engineers do what they do best. That being offering tried and true consumer products that differentiate it from its competitors. Next time follow the Spirit of Samsung and not entirely the politics of putting one over on your rival competitor by being a plain copycat. Apple Inc., computer designers if your paying attention I'll just say a hearty hello in homage to a great tablet computer offering so far.
 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Jewels of Truth Statements & Favorite Quotes of The Month

Hello All,

I hope the Summer heat isn't to the point that its unbearable. If so stay well hydrated and keep some handy protective clothing as in hats and sunglasses nearby. Nonetheless enjoy yourselves while this season lasts for the time it does before Autumn sets in a month or two away. 

It's that time of the month again where I share another trio of my original works from the "Jewels of Truth" series. On spiritual wisdom whereby this weeks topics will be on: Spirit, Invention, and Moderation. These three were originally written back in late August 2009 and are now seeing the light of day.


Without a further adieu enjoy the spiritual wisdom statements below.


975) The spiritual kingdom as an order of a living reality is the form that the "Holy Spirit" binds to in its fullest essence. Much of our own mortality as a grand experience of a lifetime is meant to be aware of our own souls worth. Those that are aware have been afforded a great gift and a tremendous opportunity to conduct their lives with meaning and a responsibility to each other. The dimensions of the "Holy Spirit" reach deep within the very fiber of our souls. That no sort of mortality can even muster sub-atomically at the rate of our sonic forms. The "Great Spirit" surrounds us with care when our intentions are in accord with its own life giving will. Otherwise we can sink as a soul into a depressing realm of shadow and self-loathing destruction. Taking not merely ourselves into the pit, but our loved ones as well.

We need to maintain a well rounded focus as souls of the living "Holy Light" of God(dess). Not just to be pure beings of grace, but to realize the God given potential in our own personal midst. As Christ so famously stated, "Go Love one another as God the Father has loved you". This is our Divine inheritance now and forever into eternity. This is the power of being gods as stated in the New Testament in the book of "John" verse 10:34. Be like God the Father in how he adores his own creations in the plethora of life. Not to be a do gooder alone, but to live the essence of our divinity in a very real fashion. Amen.  ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


976) The mother of all invention is to do common acts in an uncommon manner. That is to truly live by the fruit of one's intelligent labor of any person who invents. Well thought out utilization's that bring a sense of a real practicality, functionality, and a Imaginative response to life itself. These are but a few of the tenets of what it means to becoming an inventor of items of: purpose, processes, and modes of operation.

The eye of the beholder is keen with an inventor filled with a sense of wondrous opportunity. To build things that offer value to the many, and not just to one person. An artist by another name known as an engineer or an architect is what an inventor fulfills by their own vocation in life. A renaissance man or woman in purpose of deed is the reflection of a person filled with a myriad of inventions. That are noteworthy to a society at large in need of them for the ordinary to the extraordinary array of activities that may be sourced from them. An inventor is the lighting bolt to Zeus right hand of creation. Amen.  ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.


977)  For the sake of harmony and simplicity, just live a life in moderation. With some of the good and little to none of the bad in life. The moderate posture is the closest a mortal being can stand next to the sublime and soak in the joys and wonders of life. Such is not the case of those who horde to the point of a gluttonous sickness. Nor to those that surrender so much of their own Inner light. That they break their own backs in the process of enabling someone else.

An elegant life is a life worth living with all its simple wonders in practice and in purpose. Having the distinction to know this difference will yield unto you the greatest of riches known to any saint. Between balance and foolishness there lays a gulf of joy and travesty. It is for the wise at heart to ferret out the truth in a compassionate manner and live by it at nearly any cost imaginable. Be still to live such a holy truth gently not forcing it upon yourself or another without one's own free will in acceptance and permission. Be firm with the tenets of virtue for they will lead you home back to God(dess) in moderation always. Amen.  ---Ivan Pozo-Illas / Atrayo.

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Without forgiveness Love would not be perfect! --- Carol Harquail.

What you can become depends upon what you can overcome. ---Anthony Douglas Williams. "Inside the Divine Pattern"

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records. ---William Arthur Ward.

A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out. ---George Bernard Shaw.

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it. ---Confucius.

Open my eyes, so that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. ---Psalm 119:18

Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. ---William Faulkner.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Revenue Concept: "Alternative Facebook Revenue Streams"

Hello All,

Today I wanted to take this concept into a particular recent occurrence in the world of business finance. At least in how it relates in particular to the company of "Facebook" which had a rocky IPO launch. In many ways I'm an outsider peering into the realm of the social media giant itself. Aside from this truth I just wanted to contribute in creative thought to the struggle facing Facebook currently. In how to garner differential revenue streams outside of the classic two dimensional passive advertising clicks from users.

Below is my stab at Facebook's dilemma in how to address its fundamental pioneering model of social media. As to how a proven platform creates capital sources of income for itself in the long term. If I'm esteemed enough to get any official attention from the executives of Facebook or Mr. Mark Zuckerberg himself. Than keep in mind I try to balance these three key features for the future of Facebook. With a sense of social awareness in regards to privacy concerns and consented opt-in participation from the common user.

First, to create a Demographic Consumer Behavior Agency In-House unless it has already done so in a certain regard. Many in the consumer behavior tracking industry may balk that Facebook would enter into their domain. But, this is a given due to the sheer number of global users to Facebook nearing 1 billion members. At first this proposed internal consumer behavior tracking agency is for its own use in generating income for the company from its member base. If proven worthy it can scare the industry at large and muscle into the domain of other consumer tracking sentiment behavior agencies.

What this internal agency will do is act as a gate keeper to its commercial clients many of whom have Facebook fan pages. Taking aggregate consumer behavior metrics from such opted in corners of the corporate fan pages. That scales upwards the simplistic "Likes" system already in place. Used by a common metric of a data set by industry watchers of any of a slew of commercial brands in the marketplace. For example Facebook for its part will create what I'm coining as a "Facebook Alert System" for its commercial clients. This will be better explained in my second point of this broad conceptualization for Facebook's unique revenue streams to come into form.

There is also the case of the Internet TV phenomena taking us here in the States by storm. Many users are "Cutting the Cord" as it has been referred by others on the Internet. Basically mobile and other computer devices be they PC's or Notebooks are replacing the household television. Causing the cable and satellite provider companies to catch up to the consumer where they're congregating on the Internet. If Facebook for its part can create a social media platform demand to make Tv viewers world wide. To consider its site as a Meta Hub Portal for catching all Internet Tv channels and broadcasters as a jumping off point. A nexus of consumers of all ages will consider Facebook as the "TV Guide" of the Internet Age.

For its part Facebook does not need to become a broadcaster itself. Just a portal jumping board to all known and little known venues of Internet television. Whereby the aforementioned Facebook internal demographic consumer behavior sentiment agency will track all these incoming data sets. To later utilize it for its own purposes and/or repackage the data to become a social media "Neilsen" type agency all its own.

Second, to create what I term as the "Facebook Alert System" for its commercial fan page clients. As an evolution beyond the simplistic "Like" phenomena taking the Internet by storm. To capitalize on this trend to give Industry watchers something to ponder for themselves. The "Facebook Alert System" is a time sensitive opportunity afforded to opt-in consumers to a commercial clients fan page. Where based on hours and not the quantity of users to pull on the promotional offer. Facebook's Internal consumer behavior agency will track the metrics generated on behalf of its commercial clients for a fee.

The "Facebook Alert System" will have two tiers one being what I call as "Vanilla" and the other as "Premium" candidates. All new comers that consent to the opt-in alert system will supply the common fare consumer personal information. Beyond that comes the activity usage of the alert system itself like a flow chart come to life. Various sorts of Vanilla candidate offers will be made available on a time sensitive basis. Depending on the commercial client that will make these unique offers through their corporate branded fan page. Of which Facebook will provide the accounting and technical expertise in running such a mechanism itself. Offers will range from the tried and true: rebates (with proof of purchase), coupons (mobile use or print out), free samples, free trial periods, customer loyalty program enrollments, surveys tied to a raffle, etc...

That above is the Vanilla candidate entry level list for consumers that opt-in outside the privacy concerns for the most part in origin. For each offer that a Facebook user claims similar to the generic advertising click. Facebook gets paid a tiny fee via the alert system that it administers for its commercial clients. Now if that very same consumer Facebook user converts that promotional offer into an actual proven trackable sale. Facebook gets paid a higher fee yet still from its commercial client. This is where the Premium candidate list of consumer users is generated from sales that graduate the consumer to this tier. Those proven repeat consumer offers that themselves generate into somewhat reliable sales from its commercial client. Will offer upgraded incentives in value to the consumer from what was offered in the Vanilla candidate consumer list. Besides these secondary offers will be made in kind to the opt-in corporate fan page user. Exclusive sweepstakes / contests just for this pool of Premium list users. Meaning a higher chance for the user to potentially win a prize of some sort at any given time. Free branded merchandising offers tied to a confirmed sale, Extra supplemental points aside from the standard loyalty reward program from a commercial client (ie Airlines) on confirmed purchases. Extended free trial periods beyond those commonly provided via the Vanilla candidate pool of consumers. For every offer claimed by a Premium candidate consumer Facebook again gets paid a fee, perhaps higher than the Vanilla list. Since these are high quality consumer leads that have proven their purchasing behavior to the commercial client and Facebook that tracked the metrics themselves. Again for a converted sale from such a claimed Premium offer Facebook gets paid a higher fee yet still.

Third, capitalizing on what "Zynga" provided to Facebook making them a gamers platform all their own as an unintended consequence to Facebook's surprise. Facebook will take a page from "Zynga", perhaps even contracting them to fulfill a portion of this 3rd feature for Facebook itself. Converting a portion of a commercial clients fan page into an Interactive Gamification Zone. Where corporate branded games similar or vastly different from what Zynga has offered in the past. Is developed for its commercial clients which in turn Facebook collects a service fee for offering such a mechanism to its consumers. Consider it in many ways a subscription fee for utilizing such a gaming zone service branded to the commercial clients needs and wants.

Now to piggyback onto what the "Facebook Alert System" provided with its Vanilla and Premium candidate offers consumer list. This Interactive Gamification Zone will introduce games that after certain objectives are reached in game play. The consumer Facebook user will receive faux currency or tokens, perhaps the Facebook currency that is already in place for the games hosted on its site. If not the Facebook currency than a custom corporate branded faux currency for game play purposes. These rewards collected by the Facebook consumer user that has opt-In to a commercial clients fan page. Since that's the only manner in order to gain access to these hopefully quality games of all types. Since a cheesy game will garner shitty results for its commercial clients.

Here again comes Facebook's internal consumer sentiment behavior tracking agency to repackage data sets for its commercial clients. For either a fee or as part of the service contract for this feature of the Interactive Gamification Zone. Facebook users collecting these tokens or faux currency will redeem them for consumer offers provided by the commercial client. Again following the similar pattern of the "Facebook Alert System" feature set. For every offer a consumer redeems from their personal pool of tokens Facebook collects a fee from its corporate client. Mimicking the traditional getting paid for clicks per advertisement seen. If that consumer offer claimed from within its commercial clients fan page game is redeemed into a trackable converted sale. Than again Facebook gets paid a higher fee for the conversion of the offer into a bonafide sale.

These are very unique endeavors I can envision that Facebook can utilize for its own sake in regards to revenue streams for its capital income outlays. For my part consider this my own humble manner in giving my gratitude to Facebook for its social media platform. That has had a positive impact in my life. I may be naive in placing this directly on Facebook's lap without any sort of recompense. Well as the story goes I do this in all sincerity and not in hubris as what goes around comes around.

Be well Facebook for all our benefit.