Live Open Science Fellowship
I am Bob Greenyer, a clean energy researcher,
founder and leader of the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project .
Since 2012, I have been funding myself to do open research and to support the above project which in turn helps other scientists and educates the wider community.
I believe that the project I volunteer for has pioneered the concepts of live open science and allowed many more people to understand the realities of what I call the New Fire. I am passionate to see my contribution continue and grow but I must be fair to those who rely on me, principally my family.
Without support, continuous unfunded allocation of my time to the project is not compatible with my responsibilities as a father to my 3 young children and to my beloved partner.
Money will be used to make it possible for me to dedicate time to the projects goals without sacrificing my families future.
My younger daughter turned 4 over the weekend. A big thank you to all those that help me to do independent volunteer research, at the same time as maintaining my responsibility as a father.
I am sure all of you will have had both wonderful and difficult times this year - but with family and friends behind you, it is always worth it. Thankyou for helping our family allow me to do this volunteering.
In my case, this year has been one of being a father.
Last year, a deep sense of urgency and determination encouraged me to work hard to visit and test and understand as many claimed technologies as possible and to spread what the project had learned to date as far and as wide with presentation summaries in Denmark, USA, Italy, India and Japan. This put a lot of pressure on my family life and and I stretched the limits of accommodation with my very understanding, love of my life, in the pursuit of the truth. In 2017 she was at home and in September our son started school.
What was learnt last year, particularly as a result of the attempts to discredit me - resulting in making a deep connection with John Hutchison, laid the groundwork for a strong understanding on the underlying process in LENR. The risks taken at the beginning of 2017 with my reputation paid off hugely intellectually and provided a number of samples, from ECCO, AURA, LION, NOVA and Hutchison that revealed the importance of Strange Radiation and EVOs.
This did not make the task easier, it meant that another unwelcome message needed to be communicated to the community - and no one likes the bearer of bad news. Given that I already knew of some people that had died, likely as a result of exposure I felt I had to at least try to get the reality accepted. Talking to Norris Peery as he was facing the last days of his life in palliative care showed the futility of someone trying to withhold insight. My father taught me - "there's no point being the richest man in the graveyard" but Norris never even got rich. I didn't want another to dye out of ignorance, especially since I had felt unwell having handled the ECCO fuel sample that was very active.
2018, the family roles were reversed, On January the 8th we opened my partners traditional food take-away, this meant I was house husband looking after our daughter all day and our son after school as we have no family nearby and not in the social system here. The new venture which we had been planning for some years helped with our finances, but put a huge strain on my effectiveness - however, it was the least I could do given that I had been supported so much in preceding years to work on the MFMP.
Still, working from home, I investigated more LION reactors and Hutchison samples, with January 15th being a pivotal moment. A cascade of understanding ensued and I worked as hard as possible to put out material and make sense of what I was seeing.
Then on April 8th, I was hit with a bombshell, my Ex and her new partner wanted to emigrate to the other side of the planet (up to 11 hours out of time zone) permanently, meaning that potentially, my 9 year old daughter would become estranged to me - she was one of the primary motivations for my trying to solve the LENR puzzle, someone I had managed to maintain a great relationship with despite very difficult circumstances - the pain was excruciating for me and my wider family who have a strong bond with her.
After finding out later that she did not really have a big desire to go I then found myself forced into a legal process to settle things, I can only say that you have to go through this process to understand the stress it takes on you. For the first time I found myself having to go to court - to defend my daughters rights and my families desire to maintain our strong bond with her.
Looking after my kids and the court case demolished my plans to publish my insights as I had intended on a timeframe that would be have been realistic to absorb. Also, I had to be ready for ICCF-21.
ICCF-21 was a huge disappointment for me, the organisation and location was awesome, and there was some amazing conversations to be had - but I was reminded how no one was even willing to talk about the reality of Strange Radiation openly. I had Parkhomov's incredible 225 day data to present, and despite being told there were slots available - it was soon clear that I wound not be able to talk in them. After the conference I found out it was because they thought I was going to talk about Anti-Gravity. So sad. I came away very disillusioned with the public discussion in the field in the west and was determined to see if there was more innovative research being conducted in Russia.
In September, my younger daughter started school, so I had a 6 hour window in a day to get things done uninterrupted. I made time to go to UK, get Russian Visa and get to Sochi. This was the real scientific highlight of the year as far as interactions go - it was a totally different world - I felt after a few days - ready to pull out some of my thinking and share it - and I was astounded at the response. Russian researchers had seen and been actively exploring this radiation in many kinds of experiments for years - it was like being on a different planet to that that hosted ICCF-21.
The year has brought a lot of personal attacks, I expect these to increase - I am not afraid.
Over the subsequent weeks and months, there has been a slow acceptance of Strange Radiation - I hope that moving forward research can appreciate where it comes from, what it can do, how to control and shield for it and to work with this technology safely.
I am frustrated that my resources and circumstance prevented me from giving you all that I wanted to this year - but I wanted to be there for my children and partner during some big changes. I have said publicly that a personal challenge would be resolved by the 7th January, well, as of two days ago, I received papers from the court that are acceptable to me leaving everyone to get on with their lives, and so I will strive to deliver more than you expect of me as soon as I can.
You will continue to see me say controversial things as I communicate that which is seen without fear, favour or prejudice. 'O Day' is coming and I noticed in the past week that Kenneth Shoulders had his 'O Day' some years before he died.
Now people can see the risks of this technology, it is time to talk about the opportunities and how we deliver them.
It is coming up 30 years since Pons and Fleischmann made their announcement - It's about time we had some more answers don't you think?
Let's make 2019 a very happy New [Eternal] Fire year.
Last week, my sisters best childhood friend, a girl that changed my nappies as a baby and a family friend also, was given weeks to live having been diagnosed with in-operable brain cancer.
Yesterday, a man I interviewed 400 animation students to select as my first employee in India, a man I trained and employed for best part of a decade, my office manager - a brilliant artist, funny and a talented technician who even helped with artwork at the start of the formation of the MFMP, died on his way to his lead art director job at a multinational company in Bangalore.
A van crashed into him from behind as he was on his bike going to work. He is survived by his wife of 2 years and their 18 month old daughter.
I don't know what to do but I will dedicate my next presentation to him, and I will work as hard as I can to share what I understand and have realised as soon as possible.
Life is too short and it may be shorter than you think.
Thankyou for those that helped support my trip to Sochi and since.
I have published the presentation now and will do a follow up steemit with some commentary.
Today, I went out with the family for a walk and a bite to eat at a vegetarian restaurant where you only pay for the weight of the food on your plate - great idea.
Anyhow, I got my food and sat down in the children's play area, our children playing behind me. I took one mouthful and looked up, there was a series of children's sketches on the wall in frames, the first I looked at was the one in the photo. Four spirals around a yin yang with living creatures around it. It is amazing how much more children are connected to the truth before they have it educated out of them.
Soon you will understand why this image was so freaky to see, but it was weird for Kim and I and when our 5 year old came and sat with us, he independently said "Look dad, that's like your thing."
O-Day is coming...