After years of great prosperity in the 1920's, America's financial industry collapsed. The stock market crashed followed by massive bank failures and the bankruptcy of businesses as well as hundreds of thousands of home and farm foreclosures. This Great Depression lasted from 1932 to 1934. Following the Great Depression, this generation endured a massive ecological disaster called the Great Dust Bowl - a drought encompassed the entire central U.S. - that displaced hundreds of thousands of already impoverished people.
Following on the heels of those two disasters, in 1939, our Nation entered World War II against the World's most powerful Nations on opposite sides of the globe. These wars it left the Nation nearly bankrupt. The veterans returning from the wars came back to a financially broken Nation with massive unemployment and poverty - a Nation without the money to recover. Yet, the Greatest Generation not only recovered - it went on to build the Great American Middle Class and decades of great prosperity.
How did they do it? And can we use their solution to recovery from our own economic, financial, political, and ecological disasters?
of the Past
We face much the same problems today. The ecological disasters of hurricane Katrina, super storm Sandy, tornadoes, wide spread power outages, record heat waves, droughts, wildfires, floods - and growing Global Warming signs that foretell of much more serious ecological disasters to come. The financial collapse of 2008 was not as serious as the Great Depression of 1934, but combined with our dysfunctional political system, it has brought us to the brink of the collapse of the stock market, our banking system, and even our Nation - repeatedly. We have ended one war in Iraq costing us trillions of dollars and are ending the longest war in our history in Afghanistan with more war clouds on the hoeizon. We have wounded veterans coming back to a broken and dysfunctional America, and as with the Greatest Generation, many returning vets feel that the VA and their Country have abandoned them once service to their Nation is over. Yet our veterans are not looking for a hand out - they are looking for a new mission.
The Reincarnation of 'The Greatest Generation'
Project Noah's Ark is the reincarnation of the Greatest Generation on many levels. Our recovery will come about the same way the Greatest Generation recovered - through a rebirth of a new GI Bill. After the Great Depression, the Great Dust Bowl, and World Wars, this Nation was nearly bankrupt with little money left for economic recovery programs. But they did have the GI Bill that created low interest home loans allowing them to afford to build homes for their families. And they did - in the millions - injecting billions of dollars directly back into the Nation's ailing economy and creating the great Middle Class.
New GI Bill – The Veteran's Green Bank™
Project Noah's Ark™™ is expanding the original GI Bill with a new species of bank called the Veteran's Green Bank™ - a private bank like the big banks that will borrow money directly from Federal Reserve at 1% for 60 years (reflecting the longer lifespan of the American SuperHome™) and then pass this loan directly through to the veterans as mortgages. This reduces the 5,500 sf, $600,000 American SuperHome™ mortgage from $3,500/mo. to an affordable $1,200/mo. - about the cost of a two bedroom home including utilities. It costs the government and the taxpayers nothing - it is a loan that is repaid - just like the original GI Bill home loans. Once implimented, this program will pump $1 trillion directly and immediately back into the American economy and create some 15 million new American jobs within 10 years giving birth to a new American Middle Class.
Project Noah's Ark is a veterans project from start to finish. Veterans will be the first employed with more than one million quality, high paid military-to-civilian jobs reserved specifically for them as well as one million American Superhomes™ reserved exclusively for them - co-signed and guaranteed by the nonprofit foundation, Project Noah's Ark, Inc. (See the complete veteran's plan at 'Welcome Home Veterans ).
Plan is Complete
It took 4 years of intense planning on the part of our founder, Noah West, and his team, but now the Project is finally ready to be implemented. The blueprints are completed and in he hands of some dozen builders, thetechnology has been tested by our founder over the last 35 years; the materials are readily available; we have millions of acres of farmland available for our Village Farms; the Veteran's Green Bank™ can provide unlimited low cost mortgages to our veterans; and we have a potential army of one million of the very best workers in the World - our American veterans.
It Costs the Taxpayers Nothing
Project Noah's Ark™ costs the government and the taxpayers nothing - no infrastructure money, no government or VA grants, and no R&D funding - and we don't have to pass a bill through Congress. We are private corporations (the non-profit Project Noah's Ark and the for profit American Freedom Superhomes, Inc.) that are not controlled by a political party, the military, the government, or Wall Street. All of our funding comes from a private $50 million stock offering and from homes financed through the Veteran's Green Bank™. The only two remaining things we need is the support and registration of our veterans, and the help of an American President who will expand the GI Bill to include the 'Veteran's Green Bank™.
The Initial Private Offering of Stock
Project Noah's Ark is entering the final phase of its development prior to full production - the creation of the for-profit 'C' corporation that will actually build the one million American Superhomes™. If the goals of PNA are met, American Superhomes, Inc. will have produced $700 billion to one trillion in revenues by 9/11/21 and $50 trillion in total revenues by 2050 - potentially making it one of the largest corporations in the world.
We have no stock for sale at this time, but we are making gifts of a very limited amount of original Class 'A' Founding stock in this corporation (see bottom of this page). A $50 million Reg. D, Rule 506 Private Stock Offering is now being prepared and will be available within weeks. The proceeds from this first private offering of stock will go to build the first American Freedom Village™
So Where Do We Start?
There are 70 million single family homes in America, not counting 45 million other kinds of dwellings. Rebuilding this many single family homes is not going to happen overnight. It could happen in 35 years if we were to build an average of 2 million American Superhomes™ each year. How? A lot of pieces would have to come together very quickly and very successfully, but here is a plan we are confident will work:
Our IPO - Funding The American SuperHome™
Small amount of funding due to planning
Grants vs IPO
Unlimited funding from VGB
First, we need the Affirmative Action, Veteran's Green Bank™. Without it we might as well lock up the shop and go home. Rebuilding an energy independent America will not happen. We simply see no other possibility.
Second, we need to build 20 regional Noah's Ark Global Training Centers™ across the Country using the first of the mortgage loans from the 'Veteran's Green Bank'. Education is our first priority. After 30 years of misinformation, misdirection, and propaganda by the electric utility cartels, America is in desperate need of the real truth about rooftop solar and reliable sources of accurate, hands-on, practical education in alternate energy, advanced construction technologies, advanced solar energy technologies, ultra-high energy efficient insulation technologies, alternate sources of pure natural food and water, reducing land and water pollution, and new concepts on co-existing with the animal and plant environments. These campuses will include demonstration American Superhomes™ of various sizes and architecture styles that will be used both as models and as centers of hands-on education for both the public, for the K-12 schools, and colleges. Each Noah's Ark Global Training Center™ can train 25,000+ veterans each year and host 70,00 guests each year in our Bed & Breakfast suites.
Third, we need a construction army. Fortunately, we have a potential army standing by – one million of the post 9/11 veterans that have returned from Iraqi and Afghanistan in need of a new mission'. Our special Ceramic Concrete construction process is very similar to a military logistic operation requiring moving men, materials, and heavy equipment to sites and using close teamwork support to complete the operation. Using our veterans and military style operations is the only way that I see of going from zero to one million American Superhomes™ per year by the end of this decade (2020). The Rebuilding of America by our vets can become America’s Final Great War – the first one that doesn’t involve killing
Fourth, we need to assemble an army of the finest of American craftsmen and entrepreneurs to supply the skills and labor needed to build and furnish these homes. Many of these new jobs can be cottage industries that require comparatively little start up capital or a formal education. This can allow millions of people that have lost their jobs in these hard times to start new careers in a new direction.
The building of 70 million American Superhomes™ (plus 45 million other dwelling units) is the largest task ever undertaken by America over shadowing the Space Race and even WW ll. It will pump an estimated $84 trillion back into the American economy by 2050. Directly or indirectly this task could employ as many as half of all working Americans for many years. But if we can stay the course, we will have a healthier, stronger, safer, and more financially secure Nation - completely energy independent, producing zero CO2, zero pollution, and built to withstand any and all of the consequences of Global Warming – for many centuries to come.