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Free Energy and the Open Source Energy Movement (Part 4)

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Free Energy and the Open Source Energy Movement (Part 4) 

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by Steve Windisch (jibbguy) 8-2008

Free Energy may indeed be the key… To solving many serious problems that confront our society today. So what does the term “free energy” mean, anyway? In the previous articles, the definition has been given as cheap, abundant, and clean energy from sources not yet accepted by the mainstream of science…. Despite the many proofs we have seen so far that would clearly call for more study. So it can also refer to the free, unfettered, and open study of new technologies that provide these new fuels and power sources; performed by universities and private R& D organizations which receive grants to do so in good faith… Well-funded studies by mainstream reputable institutions totally “free” from government or corporate interference; and not hampered by old scientific dogmatic thought patterns that resist change.

What is meant by “government interference”: Why would the government try to stop scientific research that would obviously benefit Humanity from being performed? This is a very good question, for which there are yet no sure answers available to the public. However; there is little doubt that suppression of free energy technologies by the military has been a fact for many years, and there are proofs of this. It would seem that the U.S., and other militaries believe (or claim at any rate), that these technologies should remain secret… Some of them still buried under a pall of secrecy 30 years or more after the first patent requests were filed…. So that the military industrial complex may have full use of them while the populace remains utterly ignorant of their very existence. But many of these declared-secret patents or devices are  never pursued seriously by the military… Simply and silently shelved…. Forever.

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Government Suppression?

There are persons working in the U.S. Patent office, who have come forward with information regarding how free energy devices are often “stolen” or suppressed by the government…. This has been reported on by long-time Patent Office employee Thomas Valone, PhD, to have happened to over 4,000 patent filings. Once a patent request is filed in the United States, it is automatically and immediately studied carefully by scientists and engineers working within the Pentagon. If it meets certain criteria, then the patent request, and anything pertaining to the device mentioned, is declared “Classified” … Secret. The inventor is then informed of this, and has an opportunity to convince the Pentagon people that his or her device is not really worthy of the “secret” tag. If the inventor fails to do this… Then this is essentially the end of that inventor’s dream. They may be offered a job to secretly continue the development of the technology, or possibly grant money via a University to work on unrelated things, or they may not. They may be offered a small licensing fee or a stipend for the device (usually a tiny fraction of the device’s true commercial worth), or may not be offered anything at all. One thing they will always be told, in no uncertain terms, is to never talk about it publicly again…. Under penalty of imprisonment. Imagine working for many years; putting all your energy and money into building a new device that would revolutionize the use of energy, ending our dependence on foreign oil… Then just as you have reached success… The government seizes your devices, your test gear, your notes… The entire fruits of your labor…. And then threatens you with prison. All in a land of supposed “free enterprise”. There is clear evidence that this is going on, and has been for a very long time. And there is also evidence that this happens disproportionably to technologies and devices which could “coincidentally” also threaten the hegemony of oil or coal.

The reasons “why” this happens can only be conjectured on. Are there “good” reasons to stop people from powering their vehicles from nothing but water…? Can a motor that runs on no external source or fuel, powered by the motive force of magnets alone, be considered a “danger to the nation”? Perhaps some of these questions are worthy of debate. But however, one sure thing is that there will be no public debate on this topic; as long as the mainstream media refuses to discuss anything concerning free energy devices. For if they did, a free lance journalist such as the author would not be reporting on these things, heard by many here for the first time, as the reader would already be well aware of them… And we would have free energy devices available in the marketplace already by the score. Because, good people, please note that these amazing devices and technologies do indeed exist; some of them for many years, and that they will end the use of petroleum and coal as fuel within only a few years of being widely introduced.

Many Congresspersons and their staff know the above statements regarding the widespread “theft” via “secretization” of patents by the government are warranted; because they have received complaints from constituents who have been victimized in this manner, and the law makers have looked into this issue for themselves. Many have come to the same conclusion: Perhaps it is time to overhaul the Patent Laws… And insure that the military industrial complex does not have unchecked and unmonitored carte blanch control over the release of new energy technology… And any future “stealing” and suppressing of patents must have the expressed approval of a diverse Congressional panel first, using time-sealed public records. This move will help insure that the true security needs of the nation are still met… And that the suppression of free energy devices by the government is not in reality a matter of “energy cartel security”. And such laws will insure that inventors who have worked for years, investing their own savings and all they have into a project, will not be robbed by the barons of the corporate military industrial complex… Hiding behind a false banner of “National Security” to kill-off competition and insure continued monopoly.

These proposed changes in Patent laws would also regulate and legitimize a practice that is in essence Constitutionally illegal to begin with… Restoring the Rule of Law to our Patent Office and the Pentagon. It would insure no corporation working with the military could benefit from these “stolen” patents. And that the inventors were properly compensated…. This is very important: it goes well beyond the welfare of a single inventor and their family; it reaches deep into the heart of the American inventive dream to insure we will have great inventors continue to come forward, continuing to strive against long odds and years of setbacks and near-poverty to bring new scientific discoveries to market in our country… Instead of losing this important edge to foreign competitors… Which is exactly what is happening to us today. 


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The Answer to Suppression: “Open Source It!”

Enter the Open Source Energy Movement. Herein lies the answer to the above roadblocks to bringing new energy devices into the mainstream; at least until the patent laws change. The answer is simple: Don’t attempt to patent your device: “Open Source” it with full disclosure and documentation. Make all the information available freely on the Internet, and it can hardly then be declared “secret”. You cannot be imprisoned after the fact of the device being open sourced before you receive an illegal-to-begin-with “gag order”. This changes the paradigm to one that allows free energy devices to be built, studied, replicated, proven via independent testing, promoted, reported on, marketed… And eventually through grass-roots multiple examples and proofs, forces the mainstream media and scientific community to accept rather then simply ignore and deride…. As they can do now to lone and secretive inventors with contemptible ease.

Inventors who Open Source their device will still gain monetary rewards. But beyond that, they could gain the immortality of history; as well as the gratitude of billions of people world-wide whose lives would be vastly improved. In an “ideal” world, the old way of procuring patents and then lining-up the most lucrative manufacturing deals is perfectly fine; inventors certainly deserve to be compensated for their work. But when you look at all the people who have tried this over the years; NONE have succeeded when it comes to new energy technologies that would seriously compete with oil and coal. Clearly something else is needed….. Something that changes the rules, and something that gives the free energy inventors, and the people of the world, a fair chance of getting these devices out into the marketplace.

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