Archives for March 2015

Book Review: Poking the Bull

poking-the-bull-in-the-eyePoking the Bull in the Eye, by Kay Urlich approaches global problems from an “energy” perspective. Speaking of the desired global consciousness change, the author speaks of merging “Energy Fields” with a developing communications platform (RealStew) that offers financial reward through profit-sharing – all for the purpose of global equality. She gets some things dead-right in my book but sadly, while she gets a lot closer to reality than many I see, she drops the ball badly when it comes to understanding the true nature of money. [Read more…]

Peter Vandever, Plagiarist, The Evidence

peter-vandever-thief13In previous posts I have taken up the cause of victims of Peter Vandever’s photography theft. I’ve shown deliberate theft, passing off, callous disregard for others and all done for personal profit. I’ve highlighted his different ways of viewing the world and shown example after example from multiple websites and Social Media, varying methods of theft and degrees of deception.

In this post I provide the actual evidence by way of an entire copy of his commercial photography and website development business Jabez Prints taken today 27 March 2015. It shows the extent of his illegal activities. [Read more…]

Peter Vandever, Unravelling a Mass Plagiarist

PETER VANDEVER ~ Unrepentant mass plagiarist

PETER VANDEVER ~ Unrepentant mass plagiarist

In previous posts I have ‘outed’ Peter Vandever as an active, unrepentant photography plagiarist, stealing fellow photographers’ work and passing them off as his own for attempted financial reward. In this post I delve deeper into Peter’s archives and show evidence of mass plagiarism going back quite some time. I conclude with my thoughts on Cognitive Dissonance, and how it applies to Peter and what victims should do when confronting the thief. Let’s get started.

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Peter Vandever, Outing the Plagiarist

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Conman Peter Vandever
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In previous posts I’ve raised concerns about conman Peter Vandever, initially speaking of The other side of Peter Vandever. Essentially I stated that I believe that things were not quite right with his stories & conduct and that there was another hidden darker side to the man. In a recent post I exposed him as an unrepentant and devious thief. In this post I continue sharing more examples of his blatant plagiarism within Facebook and his personal website. It’s a sad never-ending story. [Read more…]

Peter Vandever, now outed as a thief

peter-vandever-thief3I’ve always exercised a degree of caution when talking about Peter Vandever, never actually coming out directly and calling him for what I believe he is.

Until now that is.

He’s a conman, fraudster and a thief.

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Mistakes of the Monetary Reformers – 5/5

Mistakes of the Monetary Reformers

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In this post (the last of a series detailing the Mistakes of the Monetary Reformers) I wrap-up, listing the ten goals in my post The Perfect Traders’ Currency; listing the 18 Mistakes from these posts and summarising the key points.

I then show how the ideal solution works in a practical sense, briefly discussing the key components of Club Credits, a currency deliberately designed and built from these very ideals. [Read more…]

Mistakes of the Monetary Reformers – 4/5

Mistakes of the Monetary Reformers

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Thus far we have ripped into the core functions of money and highlighted some of the Mistakes that Monetary Reformers have made, many of them flowing from the primary error – perceiving money to be a commodity rather than as simply a measurement, which is all money is. I’ve shown how this deception affects many different factors.

I now move into some more philosophical matters. I address here ownership, credit management and confidentiality matters.

I also throw in my take at WHY deceptions occur, show how zero-cost money is a pipe-dream, and challenge people to go further and think bigger . . . we’re getting heavier now, but it’s all easy enough to read.

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Mistakes of the Monetary Reformers – 3/5

Mistakes of the Monetary Reformers

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In this post I mention more specific errors that the Monetary Reform sector makes, and of course provide my explanatory commentary. I cover conceptual issues relating to the backing of a currency; I address the impossibility of managing a currency; explain how usage doesn’t influence the function of a true currency; and warn against establishing networks. [Read more…]

Mistakes of the Monetary Reformers – 2/5

Mistakes of the Monetary Reformers

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I’ve previously identified some of the errors that Monetary Reformers and Alternative Currency advocates make. First, money is NOT and can never be a commodity. It is at its core simply a record of debt. Secondly pegging an alternative currency to a mainstream, manipulated, inflating currency dooms it to the same destruction as the one it’s pegged to. Thirdly, it is only traders themselves who can and will ever value a currency, and they do this at the point of each trade.

I continue with another subject that is well understood by some (but not all) in this sector. Those who DO get it though, don’t usually go far enough and miss the full story. I then talk about Interest and touch on egos and the WIIFM factor.

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Mistakes of the Monetary Reformers – 1/5

Mistakes of the Monetary Reformers

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In this series of posts I detail the mistakes that I have observed within the Monetary Reform & Alternative Currency sectors. I see some intelligent, well-meaning, passionate and hard-working people but ultimately many are chasing the wind. I base much of my negative analysis here (listing the ‘mistakes’) on my positive prescription for a Perfect Traders Currency. These posts build on each other to complete the free downloadable eBook, “Mistakes of the Monetary Reformers”.

 

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