Wednesday, September 5, 2012

GOODSTUFF - LUNAR SQUATTING - DECLARATION


GOODSTUFF’S CYBER WORLD LUNAR DECLARATION

GOODSTUFF’S CYBER WORLD is more than a “virtual entity” -- therefore, we hereby make the following declaration

Our home is on the northern edge of Goodstuff's lunar crater and we are claiming squatters rights. We are also claiming mineral and ice rights on the northern ridge and slopes of Goodstuff crater. Furthermore, we have the right of surface and space access to our home.

It should be noted that Goodstuff’s cyber world would like to create a lunar settlement. If you would like to help or support this endeavor please respond via the comments section



The intent of this declaration is to give future Goodstuff’s Cyber World generations a “lunar advantage”. The concept was born July 2005. After a good deal of surfing the internet, nothing was found that forbids development on the moon and actually encourages a first come, first served opportunity.


 Goodstuff's crater is located in the highlands close to the Lunar North Pole, near three large impact craters called Peary, Hermite and Byrd.


The legal issues concerning ownership of extra-terrestrial real estate are still extremely vague. One of the underlying issues is whether private ownership of such property is recognized or not. It is generally accepted that, as stated by the United Nations "Outer Space Treaty", space is the "domain of all mankind", and can no longer be claimed by any governments.
 It omits mentioning private individuals.

Legal experts agree that private ownership of the Moon is not explicitly forbidden in the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 which states that only governments are not allowed to own lunar or celestial property. The Outer Space Treaty has been currently ratified by 98 countries as well as all space faring nations.

Because private ownership was not included in the Outer Space Treaty, a new treaty, the Moon Treaty of 1982 attempted to explicitly fix this omission by forbidding private ownership of the Moon and the celestial bodies. After three attempts in the UN, neither the United States nor any other major or space faring nation has signed or ratified the treaty, for fear that private exploitation of the Moon and its resources would be hampered by the treaty.


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19 comments:

GOODSTUFF said...

posted this stuff into Pinterest

http://pinterest.com/goodstuffsworld/lunar-squatting/

GOODSTUFF said...
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GOODSTUFF said...

The privately held space settlements envisioned by the proposed Space Settlement Prize Act would not be under the sovereign jurisdiction of any terrestrial nation (although the individual citizens would still be subject to the laws of their own nations). The corporations who own these settlements would be able to pass local laws, and could, in theory, apply for U.N. recognition and become an extraterrestrial nation-state capable of granting citizenship to its residents. -- http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/property-rights-in-space

GOODSTUFF said...

A Love Letter To The Moon
Earth's relationship status is set to “Complicated.” Forty years ago today, man left the moon's surface for the last time.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/a-love-letter-to-the-moon

ken_anthony said...

You have a moral obligation to humanity to make claims. However, in order to make your claim legal you need to be able to defend that claim. The best defense is by possession. Get to work on that.

Chromodynamix said...

Just got these plans. Let's move!

http://www.nss.org/settlement/moon/viral.html

mattxxx said...

We better get cracking before the dolphins beat us to it.

mattxxx said...

Can I put a photo here?

GOODSTUFF said...

Space, the final frontier...for opportunists?

The early 90's were weird. By that time, the Space Race had officially ended and man had left footprints on the moon (several of them actually). This left many people wondering, "what's next?" In true human form, the next phase saw several companies and corporations trying to capitalize on the blooming space industry. Unfortunately, this means that several ridiculous ideas were thought up as a means to an end (as a way to make money).

One of the most silly ideas (and most downright insulting, even) came from Pizza Hut, who became interested in carving their logo on the moon using a series of high-powered lasers (talk about one hell of an eyesore, right?). Thankfully, the project didn't grow to fruition, but logistical concerns can be thanked for that more than Pizza Hut can.

Executives abandoned the project after they learned that the space billboard would need to be the size of Texas to be readable from Earth (to be fair, Pizza Hut eventually did go on to be the first restaurant to deliver pizza in space).

Speaking of ridiculous notions, an American by the name of Dennis Hope has made a large fortune selling more than 600 MILLION acres of property on the moon and Mars (He also claims ownership over ALL of the planets in our solar system and their respective moons). Among his customers are THREE US presidents, which include George H. W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan. Some of you may be wondering, just as I did: "what makes him think he has the right to sell the moon?" Well apparently, he has the right merely because he says so (and he has generally been left alone by the governments of the world and continues to make a substantial amount of money off his proclamations).

And in one final funny, not to mention completely absurd, note, Hope allegedly once received an energy bill from an individual who claimed to own the sun. After which, he supposedly responded by asking the man in question to turn off the sun. Ladies and Gentlemen: please join me in a collective facepalm.

- Jaime

Further Reading:

"World's Worst Idea: Billboards in Space:"
http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2009/07/worlds-worst-idea-billboards-in-space-video.html

"Meet the Man Who Owns the Moon:"
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/03/25/meet-the-man-who-owns-the-moon

"Space, the Final Frontier...For Advertising:"
http://www.fastcompany.com/1312910/space-final-frontierfor-advertising

Image Source (Before Editing): http://tinyurl.com/krm5gd9

Proof said...

Always figured we'd have a colony on the moon. I was drawing plans for lunar domes in grade school. What I never could imagine is the apathy and antipathy of the current resident of the White House towards the space program.

GOODSTUFF said...

What would it look like if the moon orbited the earth at the same distance as the ISS?

http://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com/2013/10/what-would-it-look-like-if-moon-orbited.html

GOODSTUFF said...

Keep it simple - If I understood correctly from the voice over on the broadcast, the whole process was commanded, step-by-step, from mission control in Beijing. First they unlocked the rover wheels, then disconnected the cable to the lander. Then they commanded the rover to drive out onto the transfer ramp. It sounded like the first commanded drive was slightly short; they commanded another few centimeters of drive to place the rover in the correct position on the ram. Then they commanded the ramp to lower. You can see on the animation immediately above this paragraph how that seems to involve a wire -- presumably the weight of the rover carried it downward as the wire was reeled out. Then they commanded the rover to drive forward and on to the surface.

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2013/12141328-six-wheels-on-soil-for-yutu.html

GOODSTUFF said...

NASA is now accepting applications from companies that want to mine the moon

http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/9/5395684/nasa-begins-hunt-for-private-companies-to-mine-the-moon-catalyst

Chandler's Ghost said...

I just directed my Jen Selter Rule 5 readers to this post, and will likely do so again in the non-Rule 5 linkfest.

Blackmailers Don't Shoot has recently become interested in starting our own UFO religion, and the moon seems safer than Earth both for ourselves and our future followers.

How many Goodbits will the tickets cost?

GOODSTUFF said...

Chandler's Ghost

I am think just a few GoodBits

right now the value of a Goodbit is based on the price of a beer. This week, due to increase taxes, beer Chan is now 53 baht(was 50 baht)

I am now consulting with Sir Richard Branson to accept GoodBits for space travel

BTW thanks for the linky love

GOODSTUFF said...

for easy comments

It should be noted that Goodstuff’s cyber world would like to create a lunar settlement.

We hereby make the following declaration
Our home is on the northern edge of Goodstuff's lunar crater and we are claiming squatters rights. We are also claiming mineral and ice rights on the northern ridge and slopes of Goodstuff crater. Furthermore, we have the right of surface and space access to our home.

Location and mote info

GOODSTUFF said...

The Space Act of 2015, which includes a range of legislative changes intended to boost the US space industry.

Perhaps the most significant part are measures allowing US citizens to engage in the commercial exploration and exploitation of "space resources", with examples including includes water and minerals. The right to exploit resources covers anything in space that isn't alive

Not only individuals but also corporations, including those that are not wholly US owned, qualify as US citizens for the purpose of mineral exploitation in space.

It should be noted that Goodstuff’s cyber world would like to create a lunar settlement. If you would like to help or support this endeavor please respond via the comments section

GOODSTUFF said...

GOODSTUFFs Cyber World Lunar Declaration on Imgur
http://imgur.com/gallery/ezPck

The Space Act of 2015 - reddit
https://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/3ulda3/eli5_the_space_act_of_2015/

GOODSTUFF said...

The Space Act of 2015 is a Giant Step for GOODSTUFFs Cyber World

http://goodstuffsworld.blogspot.com/2015/11/space-act-of-2015-is-good-news-for.html