Posted By: Francis Koster Published: July 5, 2015

Citizens Taking The Law Into Their Own Hands For Public Good by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. North Carolina citizens have access to new low cost weapons that can be used to protect families. Some people who want to use these weapons are organizing themselves into self-defense groups, claiming that the existing government institutions are not …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: June 1, 2015

Small Scale Farming Co-ops Can Create Jobs While Preventing Misery by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Unless something is done to increase food production substantially, food availability per citizen worldwide will drop almost in half over the next 35 years.[1]  This is because the population of the world is increasing, while historic farm areas are having …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: November 5, 2014

Innovative Public Water System Design by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. A surprising amount of the drinking water in the United States has already been used by toilets and passed through an old sewage treatment plant upstream, and back into a river where the next city downstream drinks from it. The river also gets run-off from farms …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: July 2, 2014

Removing Mom's Blindfold to the Danger Facing Her Kids by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. When I was a young boy on the verge of becoming a man, my dad invited my brother and me to a "special" fishing trip. He made it clear it was going to be a "guys" event for the three of …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: November 23, 2012

 Having the Courage to Make Hard Choices by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Thanksgiving approaches. I will bow my head in gratitude for my children and grandchildren and appreciating what they have brought to my life, and rededicating my energy to protect them from harm as best I can. Occasionally I read terrible, gut-wrenching stories about someone …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: September 23, 2012

Local Leadership Can Fuel Change by Francis P. Koster Ed.D  Who ever thought that the route to a better America might be through garbage dumps?  When measured at the dump, each American citizen disposes of around 7 pounds of garbage each day. This is collected at great taxpayer expense and buried in what used to …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: May 14, 2012

The Optimistic Futurist Frets About Invisible Threats by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Futurists know that if the average person can see a growing problem like the increase in the number of obese kids on a playground, or sense a rather immediate threat to their family from lightning from an oncoming violent storm, the threatened person will …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: May 6, 2012

Thinking Electric Thoughts by Francis P. Koster, Ed.D. Picture a large, noisy convention center, and hordes of jet-lagged business types gripping their coffee like it was a life preserver.  In front of a busy demonstration booth, I am holding a piece of our future – an electricity producing roof shingle.  Dow Solar has begun selling …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: February 6, 2012

Coping with Population Growth and the Costs of Energy and Food by Francis P. Koster, Ed. D Our food supply is enormously dependent on energy for pesticides, fertilizer, processing, packaging, and transportation.  And in a rapidly growing world, this dependency will be a challenge. Did you know that the population of the world is growing one …

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Posted By: Francis Koster Published: October 24, 2009

“Eco-Machines” -  A Better way to Treat Waste Water by Jonathan Kennedy “Eco-Machines” on Track to Replace Traditional Wastewater Treatment Facilities Living “Eco” Machines are a mature technology making standard wastewater treatment facilities obsolete. Eco-Machines cost about half as much to construct as conventional sewage treatment plants, boast reduced operating costs [i], require no chemicals …

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