Thursday, November 19, 2020

To dodge a civil war Trump must win

 The USA is fast heading for a civil war scenario. If Biden/ Harris wins Antifa, BLM and whoever they appoint to the DOJ will go after Trump, trump team people and trump supporters. Thousands of conservative lobby groups would be quickly targeted. Various government agencies will go after the conservative media new and old. Parler, Breitbart News, Rumble, Fox news, even this site would be targeted. Facebook, Google & twitter censors would rule the world. China would demand that Epoch Times be shut down. The Chinese dissidents in the New Chinese Federation would be hunted down, perhaps, with US DOJ assistance.

A Biden win also consolidates the ballot fraud and it would become the new normal as it is in Russia and a few other countries. No Republican or libertarian would stand a chance again.

All the evidence of crimes would be deleted: Clinton, Biden, Epstein, Antifa, voter fraud etc would be gone. To make that work they need to fire and silence over 1000 FBI and DOJ people that have been working the cases. I do not think Wray or Barr are blocking cases. I think Obama era staff encrypted millions of files and deleted the passwords. The DOJ and FBI are shut out of their own case files. They have said this in court. They are having to hack their own department servers. No one can legally confirm that; it would trigger a collapse of police cooperation nationwide / worldwide. They are probably building a whole new system.

When all these people are attacked it will trigger a fight. Maga people would defend themselves they have lots of guns and in some cases armed ex army bodyguards. Pro trump states would deploy the national guard against Biden appointees. Texas already deployed its state troopers against the Bureau of Land Management in the Obama era. Obama and that BLM backed down. Unlike Obama, Biden or more likely President Harris will not slowly build up. He/ she will not have the stealth advantage Obama had. Too many on the Maga right have seen it all before. Trust is gone. 

It would be a shooting match. Trump has 90% military's support in the lower ranks. However 20-40% of the military brass will back the White House regardless of who is in the Presidency. If Biden gets sworn in the US military with all its power splits. If Trump wins the military stays united with only a few disgruntled officers retiring.

The Supreme Court will probably see this. As the court cases move to them these implications will be mentioned, perhaps not in clear affidavits. A civil war would probably be fought in the nice cozy suburbs they live in near Washington. The last one was.

Likewise the state legislators will see it too. Biden means vote rigging and they loose at the next state election. Antifa will come after them no matter what they do. If they betray the Republican party by sending a Biden Electoral Collage group in then they will be attacked by maga on the right as well as antifa. They will get caucused by maga candidates. They would also see that, if it comes to a battle; these battle ground states will become real battle grounds.

I would expect we will see them continue to refuse to certify the votes in several states and send either a pro-trump Electoral Collage team or simply a declaration of a failed election. Then it goes to a House vote with each state having one vote. There are some divided states but Trump has the majority of states.

The left will scream and shout and burn down their own cities yet again. Armed semi-official road blocks will keep them out of conservative districts. As I said in my pre election post the police that are mostly pro trump will be emboldened to make a stand and deal with antifa and BLM. Biden and Harris will rant and rave too but that's normal. The left will call Trump illegitimate. So what! They will always say that. Trump doesn't care, that's his greatest power. China and Iran will call him illegitimated but deep down they will fear and respect his strength of resolve. Neither nation might survive his second term.

In Trump's second term he is free to do reforms that even Gary North and Ron Paul can't see how to do. Trump is a gold advocate. A debt reform advocate and a banking reform advocate. Yes that also requires a reform of social security. Something only an "illegitimated" president could attempt. How do you do there reforms without granny dying? That's the bigger challenge than dodging a civil war, or if necessary, wining one at great cost.

Thursday, October 08, 2020

US election prediction 2020

 Looking at various sources this is my prediction for the US election.  





I have people I follow in social media who think California will go red; Republican. Proximity to the New York disaster, Cuomo and De Blasio, will flip not just New York but also New Jersey.  Trumps work with the black vote will yield results in Baltimore flipping Maryland red. Heads will explode and CNN and MSMNBC. I think the split states will remain split.  

My Californian friends are seeing safe Democrat district go Republican in special elections. They are seeing no Biden signs in districts that should have them. They are seeing Trump signs everywhere. There is wide spread protests at Gavin Newsome's rules. 

In the rust belt near the great lakes, we are seeing unions that once formed the backbone of the Democrat ground game now supporting or even working for Trump. Biden yard signs are not selling. Local and school board elections are going conservative. People are switching their voter affiliation from Democrat or independent to Republican so fast the system is over whelmed [or is using red tape to slow the process down,] Where the riots have resulted in burned businesses people are saying in public, to leftwing media, that they will never vote Democrat party again.  

Nation wide people are working from home. This has three undiscussed effects. The house wife is probably not watching the generally left wing women on the cable channels. Dads home and wants the sports on while he works. Secondly the kids are at home and parents are discovering how bad public schooling really is, that's shifting people. Millions are away from the politics of the workplace water cooler or tea room. Workplace peer pressure is reduced. That may free up many middle voters to look at Trumps successes. This may have a big impact in silicon valley. 

Additionally peoples saving rates are going up spectacularly which means they are more future oriented. People who are future oriented don't vote the policies of the past. They certainly don't vote for politicians that promise to tax their future gains. 

The left is also relying on radical minority groups like the LGBT lobby; witches for Hillary; "moderate" moslems; the wall street left; however these groups inflate their numbers to get political support. If the left is believing those numbers they can be caught out badly as they fail to show up on voting day.   

I do not think we will see Antifa or BLM voting Democrat we have seen too many cases of them rounding on the democrat leader that try's to pander to them. We've seen the graffiti Democrat members houses and even assault democrat leaders trying to control them. The political left has lost control of the radical left. Any fool can shout charge but shouting cease fire is much harder in a fight. 

I suspect the Trump victory margin will be too large for post election day postal vote manipulations. Voter fraud is generally often polling staff fraud. Knowing they can't pull back 211 votes with that tool, many electoral staff will refuse to work with voter fraud projects and some will go whistleblower leading to charges for DNC campaign staff.

The Republican victory will chain down ballot replacing some democrat House, Senate, governors and state assemblies. Any plans to get states to make electoral collage vote to go contrary to the state vote will fail. Any dreams of the House or Senate making the decision will be dead. the new more conservative members at the state and local level will vote it down. 

The end result is Trump winning both the electoral collage vote and the national popular vote. There will be massive protests in the streets but the politicians that back the rioters will be gone or shell shocked. We can not rule out the possibility that he will get all 538 electoral collage votes as even shamed and fed up deep blue states go red thinking its safe to do so because "the poles say Biden's in the lead".

Police will be empowered to act against the rioters and their leadership. I would not be surprised if politicians joining the riots get arrested and charged. Trump's 100% support from police entities means they are ready to act in enforcing the law and will have planned for events. That does not mean the left will not be rounded up without cause. 

I am expecting a complete melt down in the leftwing media. I would expect the black vote change will trigger some leftist to reveal their innate racism on air. Swearing ay the black vote. On the ground there will be leftist black attacks on anyone that they think voted Republican. That will flip the rest of the nations black community in 2022. 

I am also expecting a big spate of suicides with at least one media figure suiciding on air or just off camera. There will also be lots of failed attempts, suicide by car, dangerous and drunk driving. We will see dozens of on camera media resignations. Some will flee the country. 

In short I am expecting Biden /Harris to get less than 100 electoral collage votes and Trump /Pence to be clear winners on the night with a margin that exceeds any reasonable postal vote or voter fraud.  


Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Never telegraph the revolution.

 Several people on the left in the USA have been calling for the military to march Trump out of office when he looses in November. Besides the fact that it would be illegal, there is the simple fact that he will win. Trump is polling better than 2016 when he won and Biden has one foot in the dementia ward. 
Yet several leftwing people and a hand full of never trump ex-republicans. The fact that the never trumper are wiling to work with Hillary, Podesta and the New York Times people tells us that they were always closet leftists planted into the Republican party to get information out. 
The Transition Integrity Project war gamed out the the election with Podesta playing Biden and a never trump ex-republican playing Trump. 
There is a report here: https://americanmind.org/essays/the-coming-coup/
Wikipedia calls TIP non partisan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transition_Integrity_Project

Their premise is that Trump is going to cheat and trump supporters are hard line dangerous white nationalists. However most white nationalists are from the left. The Democrats left congress to form the Confederacy to defend slavery and oppose the tariffs levied on slave produced goods such as cotton. They were not free traders. The founder of the KKK was a prominent democrat. Mussolini was a union boss not a free market advocate. Hitler and the other Nazis declared themselves socialists and were strongly opposed to soviet communism only because Lenin & Trotsky were Jews. [When it was clear that Stalin, a non jew, was in charge they allied with him and then attacked when the opportunity arose and they needed his oil. There is a close linkage between the events in North Africa, the race for Cairo and the oil of Saudi peninsular and the decision to go for Russian oil when the North African war turned. Stalin would not have been invaded if he sold oil cheaply to Germany. ] 

The second flawed premise is that in a disputed election the military, Secret Service and a majority of police would intervene. These are literally calling for trumps arrest in the White House. 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/09/03/trump-stay-in-office/?arc404=true 
and https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2020/08/all-enemies-foreign-and-domestic-open-letter-gen-milley/167625/

Trump has over 90% support from all three defense and law agencies. Rather than sending them out to get Antifa/ BLM he is holding them back. The states and cities must resolve the problem in their parliaments and at Novembers polls. Trumps a federalist; intervening would be walking into a trap, see below.  The military would leave the politicians the sort out any election dispute. John Nagl and Paul Yingling the authors of the Defense One article appear to be burned out gulf war veterans; retired military turned school teachers. 

Are TIP too deep in the echo-chamber to see this? Are they seeing only leftist polls that show Biden magically ahead everywhere? Are they believing their own propaganda?
Or is this a set up for some thing else? If you can't win without cheating then you must protect the cheating.

My predictions are that Trump will be re-elected. Why do I believe that? None of his supporters have left the Trump train. Millions who said I did not vote for Trump but he has proved himself a conservative, prolife, a skilled diplomat, etc- etc! These people either voted libertarian or did not vote at all in 2016. They will vote for him now.

Trump has made key reforms to help African Americans. Bush and Obama failed to act on these requests. Within days of hearing that 1000's of black men still had felony convictions recorded for marrying white women 50 years after those laws were rescinded he acted. Those men have been forbidden poll access for 50 years. They will vote for Trump this year, so will their children and grand children. That's half a million people gained with one executive order. 

He also did prison reform, a third rail for most politicians but Trump is a businessman. Thousands given life in prison for minor crimes, almost all black, are now reviewed and freed. They and their families will vote for Trump. Trump also found out about the administration trick that was keeping black officers out of the highest ranks of the military and shut that down. (The universities that they attended did not count towards promotion but white only universities, 1970's -1980's, did. ) He has more african American general staff that any other president. They and their families will vote for him.      

If just 16 % of the black vote shifts to the Republicans in some districts that go from safe democrat to safe Republican. Trump has shifted 20 - 30%. BLM burning down predominant black neighborhoods is shifting another 3 - 15 %. This may not go to Trump but they will definitely not go to Biden. Some in the left know this and are shouting stop stop but that just gets their car burned. The Democrat party is staring oblivion in the face. They can't win in the polls so must turn the streets into a battle field. 


But it gets worse: They are hemorrhaging white votes too. 
The Antifa annd BLM riots are also damaging the DNC. It was started in the hope that Trump would order a massacre and face real crimes as a consequence. Trump and his people are not easily provoked. the wont take the bait.
Trump pretends to be easily provoked, attacking foes and even friends but that's an act. [It throws the left so off balance that they fail to even read the legislation they are voting on. The attacks on friends like Jeff Sessions get the left to either defend sessions and drop plans to impeach Sessions. When Jeff Sessions ran for  the Alabama senate seat trump attacked him again.  The result was no one on the left attacked Tommy Tuberville. Sessions was a decoy.] 

With the attempt to trick Trump into an urban war crime failing the DNC quietly (and then publicly) tied to call off the BLM wolves. However they don't have the power to do that properly too. Antifa/ BLM is not a tightly controlled arm of the Democrat National Committee (DNC); its anarchists, rival communists, brainwashed greenhouse kids, thieves and worse. Its turning on the very idea of government, law, christian morality, history itself. The DNC  and its state government agents may have stared this fire. Soros may have funded it at first but its out of control. Like the Nestle boycott or BDS Israel campaign its easy to start but no one has the authority to stop it and declare either victory or defeat. 

The BLM riots are not burning down Republican strongholds. They shoot back as some discovered fatally. Just like the Pollsters, BLM can't seem to find Trump supporters on the map. They are burning democrat districts. The result is life long Democrat votes standing in front of charred rubble saying they will never vote democrat again. The result is left-wing radio call in shows getting overwhelmed with hundreds of pro-Trump blue collar callers. 

So whats TIP really up too? 
At the polls in November the Department Homeland Security and hundreds of election watch dog organisations will be monitoring the count. Congress tasked DHS with stopping foreign interference but the training includes looking for all forms of fraud. Its very hard for homeland Security to differentiate between foreign interference and local vote fraud. Leftist agents, all low level government staff, will be caught red handed. There will be fist fights inside the counting rooms and the leftist there are not trained for battle, Homeland Security and many election watch dog organisations are. 

TIP and the other articles above are about rallying the mob to take over the polling places and prevent a complete count by the end of November. Why do it in public? Because Trump has intelligence people monitoring and shutting down the back channels the left leadership normally use. One major back channel was the union peak body sites but so many unionists have gone over to Trump because his trade policy works, that the union tools are now stripped away from the DNC and its allies. Other back channels have been tried; twitter, X-box game chat, play station game chat, the Chinese app tic tok, even ham radio. Trumps people have found and shut down or trolled all of them. They have only the leftist media sites left to use. They have been forced to go public with the organisation of the revolution. 

I think TIP is a set up for these internal poll place battles. I think its wrong headed and doomed to fail but they are on the left, if they did common sense or cause and effect they would not be leftists. Blocking the count in November, trying to throw Trump out before the count is finished will fail. Vote destruction, etc will fail because Trumps people will have planned for it. City and state governments may run the vote but Homeland Security will be watching quietly. Hidden cameras, undercover agents, invisible ink marked ballots, will all be in play. Expect a lot of interesting televised scandals. 

The electoral collage procedures are ready for disloyal electors, state governments that send the wrong people to the electoral collage meetings. They will be disqualified and as per the rules and the correct ones will have found they're way to the waiting room outside. It will all be very public. Win, loose or draw it will put electoral reform on the table in a big way. Not the kind of reform the left want!

This Trump win will chain down ticket to Senate, House and local votes. Republicans will, I expect win big. Leftist Governors, senators, federal and state house members, mayors and attorneys general will all be gone. They may not go quietly. Where Republicans win beating leftist Democrats leftist poll counters and false electors in the electoral collage will know they are beaten and back down. Their actions can be judged by courts etc. Where the vote is wrecked there is the option to declare a vote count void for a district and order a special election. If that happens it will go Republican. The left will have used up all their ammo and lost the castle!   

A change to Republicans in governorship and mayors will mean a change in the response to BLM and Antifa. Arrests, solid charges, no bail, etc. There will be a lot of leftist police, lawyers, other government staff resigning. I'm also expecting some suicides. The chess board will be changed fast. BLM and Antifa will flee the streets. The revolution will still have a few bangs but its doomed to fail because they have lost the rest of the country. 

Friday, June 05, 2020

New Federal State of China


Mr Miles Guo, Steven K Bannon and others have launched a process to replace the communist Regime in China with a New Federal State of China. I’ve been expecting this, it came June 4. This is a necessary part of the process of removing and replacing the communist with a viable federation. Most of the people involved will be in China so can’t go public.
The declaration is here:
 https://gnews.org/221998/

There is also a video of Bannon reading it in English below. Miles Guo’s English is not good enough.
Link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmiaICTCHjg If you have problems.

I have read the document and it hits all the points needed. In order to defeat the communists you need to define its replacement. The communists hold power with the boogeyman of the war lord chaos of the 1900 – 1920’s period. China needs a western style federal republic with the rule of law and limited government. This defines these parameters.

I have posted on Facebook youtube videos from most of the main participants. Kyle Bass is the second westerner mentioned he is a financier and hedge fund manager and one of the people warning about the communist parties manipulations and financial lies. So the project has money behind it.

I suspect this has Trump’s full supports and the participants probably have both US intelligence support and protection and the protection of people like Erik Prince. Bannon could not do this if he was still in the White House. Trump does not fire people he redeploys them.

Miles Guo.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guo_Wengui

Here is another short video.
https://gnews.org/222258/

I am not expecting the Chinese dictatorship to last long. It has alienated all of its allies, suppliers and trade partners; 60+ countries.
This may look like a small start but there are a lot of Chinese involved who can’t go public at this time. In 1776 only a few of the American revolutionaries were public.

Monday, January 06, 2020

Power damage NSW fires.

Power outage after the fire in New South Wales. In a heroic effort they got the power back in 3 to 4 days. All local power infrastructure was out side town was destroyed. 05 Jan 2020.
That's Bateman's Bay on the coast where I grew up and fought fires as a kid. My brother and parents are there and OK. Buildings at the end of the street 300 meters away burned.

Monday, May 20, 2019

My take on the Australian election.

We live in an age of political upsets. Trump won in the USA, Brexit in Britain, and now Scott Morrison won in Australia. This is the story that everyone is talking about. The pollsters got it wrong yet again. They predicted a win for a leftist party and the party on the right that had no chance won. 
However this is not just happening in these three case. In hundreds of cases in State & local votes its happening. Its happening with Viktor Orban in Hungary, the destruction of the left in Poland, and nationalist parties from Greece though France and Germany to Scandinavia. In a few places the left still holds on at the top or in the bureaucracy but the ground is falling out from under them.

 
Scott Morrison, above, is the parliamentary leader of the Liberal party of Australia. In Australia we never gave the term ‘liberal’ away to the Marxists. Only America has made that mistake; most liberal parties worldwide, that are older than 50 years old are centre right not on the left. This is written for my american friends.
The Labor party was supposed to win last week. Bill Shorten was the man of the hour. He has been a leftwing union lawyer since leaving law school. He ran with a mix of policies including a variation of the green new deal, promises of free stuff that would make AOC blush. He talked up new taxes on capital gains and a franking tax, a tax on dividends, and mining taxes. His party had attacked the church, anti-abortion campaigners, and anybody warning about the Islamic lobby. They talked about trade deals with communist China that would bankrupt exporters. China still owes us for food and resources the last Labor government sold it at a, ‘workers of the world unite’, loss. It can be argued that the rise of China is due to resources never paid for in the 1990’s. Over 50% of the stuff from China is re-packaged Australian resources.
They expected to win. This was their prediction. 

Malcolm Turnbull was the previous parliamentary leader of that party and was the PM that got into an argument with Trump while congratulating him on his election. Scott Morrison replaced Malcolm Turnbull in a parliamentary vote 8 months ago.
Malcolm Turnbull was a “wet” in Australian liberal party context “wets” are the equivalent of RINO’s in the Republican party. Conservative members of the liberal party are called “dry’s” in contrast. Historically wets loose to Labor, then drys win back a majority once they retake control of the party from the wets. John Menzies, the founder of the party in the 1940’s, John Howard the longest serving finance minister and PM, Tony Abbott his chosen successor, and now Scott Morrison are all drys. Free market, free press, Christian morality and free trade but using protectionist tools where you’re being taken advantage of. Trumps platform and some elements of his speeches are directly from John Menzies late 1940 policy or more likely his biography.
So why did the election go so badly for Labor?
This is the result today:


Australia is a country of coalitions. The liberal party and the national party (a rural right farmers party) rule in coalition when they win. In some states they are merged. More mergers can be expected with this win. In Australian politics we use the term Coalition almost as if it was a party name.

Labor once ruled outright but has been shrinking. We had a the post EU collapse of Australian industry, exports to England stopped as the EU banned them, so fewer workers and smaller less financial unions. With the fall of the Soviet block the Australian labor party has been shrinking fast. It now needs a coalition with the greens and a few confused independents to rule. It just lost several seats and some of their green partners.
Australia also has a preferential voting system. This means you number your preferred candidate/ party in order. If your candidate fails to get 50% (comes third) part of his vote goes to your next preference. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preferential_voting
We have what the US calls instant run off. 

This leads to preference deals. The liberals preference the nationals then other centre right parties. Everyone reciprocates. This year the liberals listed the Nationals, Palmer United (a mining magnates party), Pauline Hanson One Nation (nationalist but accused of racism), etc. This year preference deals mattered.
In this election both Liberal and Labor lost votes to Pauline Hanson's One Nation. However One Nation was preferencing the liberals so the votes flowed back from One Nation. Greens lost votes both to Labor and other leftist micro parties. Thus votes were going from Labor to One Nation and on to the liberals. Previous Coalition parties have attacked One Nation this time they were disciplined, did not and it worked.

So the coalition has won a working majority and is on track to a bigger majority.
Scott Morrison called it a miracle. 
His platform was simple: “it’s working, lets not change course now.” 
Labor called it the Climate Change election. Yet the left lost massively. Even Al Gore was over here to help and they lost massively. Its over for the lefts agenda and they have no other agenda. Common sense prevailed. There is no anthropogenic global warming.

Why were the polls wrong? Because they are not really anonymous like secret ballots. The pollsters know your number. The left threatens the right when they loose an argument. This election we had several assaults, one stabling of a conservative and a campaign van burned.
The right knows this and knows that the pollsters are using uni students to do the drudge work. These university students who can see the data and can find the address of the number if they choose to. 

We all know this. So conservatives and others on the right hang up. Most pollsters count only those that complete the survey. With conservatives rejecting calls and the left eagerly wanting to be heard, the bias is immediate and almost unresolvable.
I can however see a solution to this; Getting a ratio of call attempts to call connections, both to call completions and count a percentage of those rejected calls as conservatives and then creating a bias adjusted number. I need to form a company. A dyslexic pollster is a really bad idea. So's a dyslectic blogger.
Rowan Dean an editor, pundit and comedian did predict it and called the election. 

Sky news called it too. https://www.skynews.com.au/

The left is vocal while the right is quiet. This is worldwide. We are a people of solutions not debate. We are notoriously bad at debate. Commonsense, free market, and morality is hard to teach, easy to loose. We need to take back the schools. Where we stand for Nation and equal opportunity we are called racist and sexist by the globalists and the social justice warriors. We are thus invisible to polls but strong in secret ballots. Polls still have a value in guiding campaigns. The first person to fix them will get rich but the left will call you racist for just trying.

This is very good news for Trump in 2020.

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Valley or Low world houses.

Wesley Bruce

Many people see Mars as a nice place to visit but you would not want to live there. Many can’t even see the point of visiting. To win these peoples hearts and minds to the idea of a multi-planet civilisation we need to show them how Mars can be made habitable with technology they know and understand and with economics that they find believable.  
Some have proposed a worldhouse or para-terraforming. Richard L. S. Taylor outlined the technology some years ago.


A world house is where you roof an area of mars, or another planet, with a roof a kilometre or two high. The area enclosed is made earth like with cities and farms and perhaps even wilderness. A world house is technically possible even today but it is an enormous feat of engineering costing quadrillions of dollars.

There is a cheaper more achievable option. We could roof a smaller area at a height of 15 to 100 meters relatively cheaply. A low world house or valley house is a normal feat of civil engineering on a par with normal urban or suburban civil-engineering. Like a modern cities: roads, drainage; the reticulation of power, water, sewerage and communications. Roofing an area is a doable land development task, that would be operational at the private corporate level and not the government megaproject level. It is incremental; expanding step by step. Hectare by hectare.  It is therefore more likely to happen.
The image says more than I can say in words. Part of gale crater canopied over.

The roofed area is on an urban scale but the city extends beyond it in a controlled way. The roof in this case is 60 meters high. The edge is anchored to a ledge on the hillsides and a berm with a concrete core and top. Like a raised road or dam wall the edge walls are complex works of engineering but ones we build regularly. The multiple plastic sheets that form the roof are anchored with care with concrete blocks and sealant.
The roof has vertical composite supports every few hundred meters and rafters that can support a light vehicle loaded with robots and replacement plastic. If the upper plastic is to be replaced. Cables laid from rafter to rafter allow the sheets to be drawn over the old sheet. Sealed in place and then the old sheet removed from below.   
There would be several sheets bedded in the wall at two levels. The upper sheet is called the canopy. It is designed to take the damage of the wind, dust and UV. It is designed to be replaced regularly and is not pressurised. This upper layer could be designed to support small robots or  soft "snowshoed" astronauts. The robots clean and check the canopy. They may patch small holes and may even be able to strip off a few micrometers of dust or UV damaged plastic and lay down a new smooth layer in its place. The astronauts might be used for major repairs, emergency retrieval of a disabled robot, etc. Most work would be very light robots.

 If you have a roofed valley wandering around in a space suit would be rare. Extra vehicular activities (eva) would still occur particularly for geologists and engineers.
The lower sheet is the envelope. It is pressurised and ideally it should also be able to at least support the cleaning and patch robots. It is pushed up against the rafters by the internal atmospheric pressure and is locked in place against the rafters lower edge. Vibration, Curvature and pressure sensors are used to detect leaks and stretching.
A roof of less than 100 meters allows us another option. A fire engine like vehicle with a telescoping boom capable of reaching the envelope with a bed sized adhesive patch. This would patch a small hole in minutes. Additional poles could be assembled to lock the patch in place freeing the truck to race to the next hole if there is more than one. With a higher roof this becomes much more challenging; very fast airborne patches would be required. We are experienced with the use of emergency service vehicles and have learned to trust fire services. On the earth the danger of things like fire and automotive accident are handled each day without panic. The danger of a micrometeorite hits on Mars can be coped with and thus reduced in a similar way.  

The buildings under the roof  would be pressurised and alarms would get everyone in side in an emergency and seal the buildings. Airlocks added to such structures would allow trained emergency workers to pick up stragglers and support the patch teams. Both teams would be in protective suits. Livestock barns and other facilities such as farm pump houses would also be pressurisable to protect the farmers and fauna. Some species would be lost but not people or key livestock. A pressure breach would produce a rapid drop in pressure but the volume under a 60 meter roof is 0.06 cubic km or 60000000 cubic meters of air per square kilometre. It would take several dozen minutes to vent through a 10 cm hole.
A second expedient sealing technique would be set of hydrogen/ helium balloons tethered in each area. If a pressure breach occurs the resulting wind triggers the balloons release. It is drawn by the wind to the hole but can’t pass through. Adhesive patches activated by pressure and wind effects seal the balloon over the breach creating a temporary patch. Balloons stuck to the “sky” due to accidental activation will be a minor inconvenience.

My first design. Done partly in Second Life with editing in gimp.

The accompanying picture shows several buildings. They are; 

  • Top left on the hill. Communication towers. Local positioning systems (GPS without the satellites.) 
  •  Left in the hill. Mines and storage tunnels; some pressurised. Back in second hill an early tunnelled complex. A base during the construction of the cities roof. 
  •  Left foreground. A mars vehicle construction building. For trucks, mining vehicles and heavy equipment. This structure is earth covered for cosmic ray protection. 
  •  Next door is laboratory complex that is vehicle access only. This provides quarantine protections allowing experiments you don’t what to do in the roofed area. I.e. Fruit fly and lab rat work, testing toxic ore samples, working with dangerous chemicals or making explosives for the miners. 
  •  The larger structure on the right of this is a reactor complex if required or a large volume chemical processor and gas liquefier. Storage is underground out side the dome. 
  •  Centre left foreground is a cluster of interconnecting structures that serve as the main base entry and exit point. It includes vehicle and robot garages. Light vehicle cleaning and maintenance. EVA training. General laboratories. Etc. 
  •  The small tower outside on the right is a back up command centre and roof maintenance control.

Inside the “dome” The low buildings near the entry/exit structures would be training facilities, robot assembly and perhaps a cafĂ© for the workers in the adjacent external buildings. 

  • The smaller towers are just simple support structures with perhaps some lighting, emergency sirens and communication relays.  
  •  The fat blue towers are accommodation and office space. 
  •  The main mall is open air [no rain] near the three fat towers serves as the main recreational and commercial section o the city. 
  •  There is extensive earth roofed housing near the mall. (dotted lines). The earth on the roof is used to block cosmic rays so that most indoor activities are radiation free. Plants can be grown on these roofs; this maximises growing space for plants even if it is only grass. All the larger buildings are similarly roofed, even the towers. 
  • The yellow area above the mall is incomplete housing. 
  •  The rest is farming: crops, orchids, gardens, coppiced trees, and fish ponds. Cosmic ray's do damage plants but only on a cell by cell basis so it rarely kills them, mutations are pruned off or just fail, beneficial mutations are so rare that they are irreverent.  Livestock barns if they are needed can be roofed with dirt or concrete. Water shields most fish. 

All the radiation on mars is a near vertical cosmic ray flux a little greater that Denver Colorado or Nepal. The plastic does not stop it. By roofing the buildings with earth, stone or concrete you block that flux completely. If your wandering around in the open you are at a small risk but if half your time is indoors under the shielding of a building halves the dose. The target is to get the cosmic ray dose down to the levels found in Denver.  

A totally biological life support system is possible; the ongoing work of Biosphere 2 has proved that. I prefer a hybrid system. Fine tuning the life-support with electrolysis and some plumbing. A set of distributed electrolysis cells turning water into oxygen for the atmosphere. The resulting hydrogen is fed to sabatier reaction units making methane which then feeds to a grid of pipes that link to storage. If the carbon and hydrogen is needed the methane is burned to yield the CO2 and water back to the ecosystem. 
If the Methane is not needed back in the atmosphere, it can be made into plastics, fullerene composites, graphite's or diamond composite. Some of the hydrogen is retrieved in these processes. 

The colonisation of Mars must ultimately be reduced to a simple problem of civil engineering. On achieving this the colony will quickly become self sufficient assuming each finds a product or service to sell to the others or to mother earth. Such a low roofed environment is also more easily explained to those that see the problems first and don’t grasp the opportunities.

We have done something like it on earth.

Another design. Early bad art. 


The roads under the canopy are brown, the houses are all earth roofed and are the multi-coloured areas. In the fore ground just under the canopy is an area of housing and equipment bays for inner canopy maintenance. 

In this case the valley is deeper allowing a more natural sylvan [forested] landscape. The roof is supported on steel or fullerene cables anchored deep in the hills. 
There is the option for a lake and recreations such as hang gliding. Birds and other fauna are possible. Repairs are by truck near the edges and airship inside the domes main valley over the lake. A surface repair car wide enough to spread its weight across three or more cables should be possible. This can support another vehicle via magnetic fields below the canopy. A magnetic repair vehicle slung under the canopy may also be an option if the cables are steel or have a magnetised track under them. A set of vacuum pumps, an inverted hovercraft skirt could create an inverted hovercraft.

If all else fails and a set of cables to three points just under the canopies edge can reach anywhere under the canopy defined by the three points. Abseiling anchor rings added to the underside of the cables would be mandatory. Base jumping from the inside of the canopy would be fun. Insane but fun.

Part of gale crater roofed.

Low world houses are not the first stage of mars colonisation. It may not be the last. It would however make living on mars normal in most senses. It reduces risks. Its kid safe if your air lock is not designed by idiots. It looks normal. It is doable with today's technology and free market capital processes.

For the earlier stages of mars colonisation read this:
http://appliedimpossibilies.blogspot.com/2010/10/building-first-generation-of-buildings.html

For the first stage see my NASA innocentive submission:
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