John McMaster

About John

Bio

I don't comment to stroke egos so that you'll like me or thumbs up my comments. It's not my job to help you deal with your complex personal twists, although I care deeply about people who REALLY care. I am at heart a designer and inventor. I've spent my life dreaming up new ways to do the same old things to service the the same old needs and enjoy a good challenge. I've recently designing several renewable energy solutions (to my own amazement) and have started a new company called contragen com. My greatest achievement in life has been motivating others to achieve things they never thought they could; including myself ;)

An idea worth spreading

The problem with energy resources is not how we produce it, it's how we use it and contribute a little effort in helping to produce some ourselves. I have designed a way to change the landscape of wind energy that makes the process not only more viable but also makes more common sense. It is affordable for EVERYONE and will lighten the load and save everyone who partners in it money. My site is contragen com if you want to join me in changing the way people think about and use energy. You can also follow us on twitter contragen and facebook.

I'm passionate about

I'm passionate about changing the way people think about and use energy

Comments & conversations

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John McMaster
Posted almost 2 years ago
Stewart Brand + Mark Z. Jacobson: Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy?
Nuclear is great until it all ends in tears. The industry shields the real tragedy in Japan and harps on about safety but so does the airline industry and yet crashes continue to happen. France has 58 nuclear reactors I dread to think what would happen if France became more volcanically active or experienced a major disaster. But lets talk again after the fact, oh and lets bring the families of the victims and get their 'for or against' then. The problem with energy resources is not how we produce it, it's how we use it and contribute a little effort in helping to produce some ourselves. I have designed a way to change the landscape of wind energy that makes the process not only more viable but also makes more common sense. It solves the land issues the maintenance and service issues and the birds and bats issues. It is affordable for EVERYONE and will lighten the load and save everyone who partners in it money. Who wouldn't? My site is enresor com if you want to join me in helping to change the way people think about and use energy. You can also follow us on twitter enresor and facebook. Shameless promo's are OK if they are for the good of us all.
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John McMaster
Posted about 2 years ago
Bill Doyle: Treating cancer with electric fields
Always someone ready to jump on a great technology. But I like to think people are developing it to a point that it gets past the FDA door stopper. Bob Beck did indeed lay the foundations and there are, because of him, many youtube videos that can help people with cancer to build there own boat so to speak. This video shows us how it interrupts the development of the problem and most of the youtubers talk about 'ZAPPING' the bug. I do like to see that someone is finding out exactly how this works and not just observe that it does. Which also shows us that one 'ZAP' won't work and a continuing program is what is needed.
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John McMaster
Posted about 3 years ago
Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar
I beg to differ. Integrity is the only way we can be sure our 'PLEDGES" actually get to those who need them. Simply saying I pledge a million to support relief to service your political agenda and not following through is exactly the point I am making about integrity or more to the point lack of it in our world today. You may want to research just how much from all the 'pledges' were actually collected in the last telethon. Or maybe how much of the money 'pledged' actually reached the people in Hati. You may be surprised by what you discover about integrity ;) I can honestly say that I went through my education without ever being taught a single thing about integrity. I'm pretty sure things haven't changed as I have put seven of my own through the same system. But then again it is hard to teach what you have never been taught.
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John McMaster
Posted about 3 years ago
Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar
I do believe that religion in all categories propagate the greatest lies of all. My point was that if we look beyond the pointy rock we may just see that pumba wants to believe that his friend can be trusted when the chips are down. And that when he says something that he will actually follow through. The circle of life may not just be about us or our egocentric needs to answer midnight coffees point at the same time. DNA MUST show us that this was no accident but a grand design. Just hope they like what we are trying to sell them when they revisit us.
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John McMaster
Posted about 3 years ago
Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement
$75 to 150; I was sure he said a dollar a day himself. 'A college' as he called it offers an education to help towards the betterment of life. If you are running a factory and call it a college in America you would be quickly shut down. Even prisons walk the line by using inmates as labour. There are a lot of 'paupers' even educated ones that would like a job. But isn't it common to place an ad (sign outside the factory) for WORKERS and not go around hand picking them from villages because they are "beautiful". His system stinks of exploitation and I would love to be proven wrong with some facts about his personal net worth perhaps.
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John McMaster
Posted about 3 years ago
Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement
The lives of slaves are also improved in many ways do we then turn a blind eye to those that exploit them by simply saying they are better of than they were. And on what value system are you basing your 'better' than comment. We all want people to be offered opportunities to grow and develop but we MUST be careful not to treat them like someone else's opportunity or we may as well open the slaving routes again as I'm sure there are lots of 'poor' people who would like to jump on board the first ship that promises prosperity to enslave them. Human rights apply to us all!
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John McMaster
Posted about 3 years ago
Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement
Now there is a few ethical eyebrows that should be raised here. I'm in the renewable energy business currently www.icare3000.com (cheap plug :)) But how did that feel when I used even this forum to plug my 'caring' renewable energy business. It's called the edge of ethics. I would love to employ a few thousand poor people to manufacture my 'environmentally friendly' battery recycling system. And I dare say I could come up with a great story that would allow me to get away with it. But is it ethical? In most of the pictures in this video, what I think I saw was cheap labour assembling Chinese plastic extruded parts to; "earn an education in electronics and a dollar a day (by his own admission). Humm Isn't that considered slave labour by any other standard. Millions have been invested and diverted according to comments below and no 'lighting company' was mentioned who could be pointed to as the beneficiary of the cheap labour assembly program. The second ethical point is that of using only female employees and continually patronising women by telling them that they are smarter than men. This to me sounded like there was an ulterior motive for employing only women. But what was surprising is that the managers of the groups in the pictures seemed to be men. In the story about Gambia he was offered 2 women that were chosen by the community but he chose 'the prettiest' How did that make the 2 women he rejected feel? In addition the scary 'puppet masters' that seems to keep the masses under control are also all men. Humm And then there was the "what do we teach them?" comment that really got my attention "Democracy". If I took a group of uneducated people into communes and controlled them with scary ass puppets, provided them with food and very basic shelter, taught them to network with others to promote my hidden agenda. I may call it a lot of things but a 'democracy' would not be one of them. Now if he has profit sharing accounts for all these people; I apologize ;)
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John McMaster
Posted about 3 years ago
Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar
I've spent my entire life looking for one person who understands the meaning of 'integrity' and am sadly disappointed by what I've found. It's such a simple word with surprisingly little if any long term consequences when applied. It's a word that makes the difference between us taking possession of our spectacular gift if used collectively and devolving to a species not worthy of that gift. However I have come to realise that a game with rules such as: "get them before they get you", "self first", "an eye for an eye", "it's OK to lie if you're seeking the truth", "winning is the goal", "the game is short so get yours while you can", "go big or go home", "the key is getting their money in your pockets" and of course "it's survival of the fittest etc. etc. Such a game MUST include deception at it's very root. The benevolent few who still hold integrity in their folder of hopes and even venture to practice it from time to time may always be seen as the losers of this game we now call life. But the twist is in the fact that a bigger game may have been designed by someone whose rules may not match those of the deceivers who are to busy designing and playing their own game to take the time to step back and look at the bigger picture in front of them ;)) God may not be in the picture that's been painted for you. But somewhere along the way of our evolutionary path you were given the talent and artistry that may some day paint a picture with a spectacular array of colours that will truly represent the designer of this game called life. And I hope that for all our sakes that we paint in that picture integrity.
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John McMaster
Posted about 3 years ago
Iain McGilchrist: The divided brain
Guillermo we all respond to the driving force of our chemicals which are of course produced by our emotions in response to our ideas and any outside stimuli. If I was god I would indeed use frequency to connect with everything and control every element that resides in every life form. Superconductors can communicate in real time across infinite distances through resonant frequency tuning. Mankind is on the edge of taking that giant leap of separating the concious mind from the physical bodies we inhabit. The exotic matter that will create the link is in our hands already but my hope is that someone out there has already beat us to it and my conciousness (along with a few of my better memories) will be duly moved when my physical life expires ;))) Regards