Jul 5, 01 / Jul 20, 17 19:31 UTC
Launching ourselves forward

WE ARE AT A CRUCIAL POINT IN THE HISTORY OF HUMANITY.  THE COSMIC OCEAN SPREADS OUT BEFORE US, AS MYSTERIOUS AND INVITING AS THE BLUER OCEAN OUR ANCESTORS BEHELD.  THE STARRY WATERS ARE FULL OF WONDER, MYSTERY, DISCOVERIES WE'VE SPENT MILLENNIA PONDERING AND, I'M SURE, HAVEN'T EVEN COME CLOSE TO ACCURATELY IMAGINING. AS THE HEAD OF YOUR MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, I WILL HELP UNCOVER THESE MYSTERIES, AND SPREAD THE KNOWLEDGE GAINED THROUGHOUT OUR SPECIES AND OUR NATION FOR THE BETTERMENT OF ALL PEOPLE.

MY GOALS FOR THE START OF OUR FLEDGLING NATION ARE AS FOLLOWS.  THEY FIT THREE CRITERIA: 1) WILL THEY IMPROVE THE PEOPLE OF EARTH, THE PEOPLE OF ASGARDIA, AND THE NATION OF ASGARDIA, IN THAT ORDER? 2) IS IT A DECISION THAT IS ECOLOGICALLY AND SUBSTANTIALLY SOUND? AND 3) WILL IT HELP PROPEL HUMANITY FORWARD AS INTERSTELLAR CITIZENS?

A) FIRST AND FOREMOST, WE NEED TO ESTABLISH LASTING PARTNERSHIPS WITH ESTABLISHED, TERRESTRIAL SCIENTISTS, ENGINEERS, THINK TANKS, AND MANUFACTURERS .  EARTH HAS AN INCREDIBLY INNOVATIVE GROUP OF THINKERS, TINKERERS, AND GREAT MINDS, AND IF WE CAN TAP INTO THAT RESOURCE, WE WILL BE ABLE TO OVERCOME OUR PHYSICAL CHALLENGES WITH EASE.  LIKE ALL EXPLORERS, VENTURING INTO THE UNKNOWN IS NOT A CHEAP ENDEAVOR, SO WE WILL NEED TO REACH OUT TO PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF OUR NATION TO HELP FUND OUR EXPLORATION, JUST LIKE THE BRITISH COLONIES OF OLD.  BUT HOPEFULLY WITH A LITTLE MORE PEACEFUL REBELLION.

B) ESTABLISH GUIDELINES AND PRACTICES FOR DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES AMONG THE CITIZENS OF OUR NATION .  ALL HUMAN CONFLICT UP TO THIS POINT CAN BE BOILED DOWN TO AN IMPROPER DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES.  IF COUNTRIES WERE ABLE TO ABOLISH HUNGER AND THIRST AMONG THEIR POPULACE, THE VAST MAJORITY OF TERRESTRIAL CONFLICTS WOULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED.  IN THIS MODERN AGE, FOOD AND WATER ARE NOT THE ONLY LIMITING RESOURCES, WITH INFORMATION AND HEALTHCARE BEING THE MOST CURRENT.  AND AS WE FORGE FORWARD INTO THE DARKNESS, WHO CAN TELL WHAT UNTOLD RESOURCE WILL MANIFEST ITSELF AT THE HELM OF OUR SHIP?  WORKING WITH THE OTHER MINISTERS AND THE HEADS OF STATE, I WILL WORK TO ESTABLISH GUIDELINES SO OUR PEOPLE WILL NEVER WANT FOR ANYTHING THEY NEED.

C) ADVOCATE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY CRUCIAL TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE AGAINST THE CHALLENGES OF SPACE. WE, AS A SPECIES, DO NOT CURRENTLY POSSESS THE TECHNOLOGY NECESSARY TO PREVENT DEATH DURING ANY PROLONGED SPACE EXPERIENCE, AND WE DO NOT HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY TO BRING US TO THE DISTANT BODIES WHERE WE WILL ESTABLISH BEACHHEADS AND COLONIES.  HOWEVER, THERE ARE A DEARTH OF PROJECTS HERE ON EARTH THAT SHOW MUCH PROMISE, INCLUDING ADVANCEMENTS AND RESEARCH IN THE FIELD OF ROBOTICS, GENETIC ENGINEERING, MATERIAL SYNTHESIS, GROUP DYNAMICS, AND A PLETHORA OF FIELDS TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION.  WE NEED TO ADVANCE CURRENT PROJECTS AND FOSTER INNOVATION IN RELEVANT FIELDS IN ORDER TO REINFORCE OUR SHIP AGAINST THE HARDSHIPS OF SPACE.

MY QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION ARE WELL EARNED.  AS A GRADUATE OF WARREN WILSON COLLEGE, I SPENT 4 YEARS STUDYING SCIENCE, AND MANY MORE AS A SPACE ENTHUSIAST LEARNING THE CHALLENGES THAT WE FACE SHORING UP OUR VESSELS AND HOMESTEADS AGAINST THE HARDSHIPS OF SPACE.  I CONTINUE TO PURSUE HIGHER EDUCATION THROUGH OBTAINING A DOCTORATE IN BOTANY, WHERE I WILL FOCUS MY THESIS ON BETTER ADAPTING TERRESTRIAL PLANTS TO GROWING IN LUNAR AND MARTIAN REGOLITH, AS ONE OF OUR BIGGEST CHALLENGES FOR CONTINUED SPACE HABITATION IS BOTH PRODUCING FOOD AND PRODUCING OXYGEN.  ADDITIONALLY, I TOOK ON LEADERSHIP ROLES BOTH AS AN EAGLE SCOUT FOR THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICAN AND IN COLLEGE AS A MEMBER OF RESIDENTIAL LIFE.

AS CARL SAGAN SAID, "WE'VE WADED A LITTLE WAY OUT, MAYBE ANKLE DEEP, AND THE WATER SEEMS INVITING."  VOTE FOR ME AND LET US CHART THAT COURSE, TOGETHER, WITH EVERYONE'S HAND ON THE WHEEL AS WE SAIL INTO THE GREATEST UNKNOWN WE'VE EVER FACED.

Oct 28, 01 / Nov 4, 17 05:51 UTC

Hey,,,

Asgardia does not allow me to change my vote, it is possible an error of the web page, I will try it later ..

Oct 28, 01 / Nov 4, 17 06:28 UTC

Thanks Miguel!

Oct 28, 01 / Nov 4, 17 07:37 UTC

Maybe you could try a position in parlement with your program, i am sure you have a bigger change then me. ;-) Dirk.

Nov 3, 01 / Nov 7, 17 19:32 UTC

Thanks, Dirk! That's flattering. I'm hoping I could get at least 100 votes and start making changes at a smaller level before trying for a higher position.

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Nov 3, 01 / Nov 7, 17 19:32 UTC

Thanks, Dirk! That's flattering. I'm hoping I could get at least 100 votes and start making changes at a smaller level before trying for a higher position.

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Nov 3, 01 / Nov 7, 17 20:15 UTC

Remarkable, such intelligence must not go unnoticed.

Nov 4, 01 / Nov 8, 17 03:45 UTC

Thanks Aquarius! So flattering. Thank you for your vote. If you would consider spreading my candidate page to your friends for their consideration I would appreciate it!

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