John Griogair Bell is creating a Firm Foundation for the Work and the Fun!
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$11
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I hope to create a firm foundation for myself and my projects. In my personal life I talk a lot about political philosophy and political economy while also creating health and happiness for rescue cats. By pledging support for this personal patronage campaign, you will be helping me create a firm foundation for the work and the fun!

Basic Income Guarantee Creator Pledge

A firm foundation of $1000 a month will help me focus on my projects with technology, esotericism, and cats. Once I reach this firm foundation, all additional pledges will be distributed to other creatives.

Beyond having a firm foundation, additional pledges provide increased security for me to focus on my projects. Additional pledges help ensure that dropped pledges, for whatever valid reason, or declines, do not create uncertainty. Further, I can begin to spread everything above $1000 to other creatives, to pay it forward and help others create their own firm foundations.

This idea of creating a basic income and pledging every dollar above $1000 to other creators is very much inspired by the work of Basic Income activist Scott Santens and I am making this Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) Creator Pledge to help others.

The Cats

Hello, my name is John, and I am a cat person. I am not sure how it happened, but I've rescued many, many kittens and cats; and they keep showing up. Will you help me make sure they are happy and healthy in a good home?

I once heard a statistic that in order to take care of all the cats, each human on the planet would have to take care of 40 cats in their lifetimes. I've long since passed that number of cats that I've helped!

I currently have nine cats to whom I am providing homes. But, having so many cats, is quite a burden. There's basics like food and litter, but there's also burdensome health costs, especially for abandoned and stray cats coming inside after struggling to survive outside. Then there's also the time and energy converting the casual and active cruelty of their previous experience so far into the happy and healthy future I have been able to provide.

In addition to meeting our basic ongoing needs, I'd love to be able to create even better quality of life for these cats. With your help, I'd like to do things like build some cat climbing trails along the walls, an awesome multiple cat window perch, an indoor garden of cat friendly greens, and, most of all, a safe outdoor enclosure where they can get lots of fresh air and sunshine.

Your help supporting my ongoing effort will be very much appreciated and help me provide for these amazing little fuzzballs.

Other ways to offer support

Patreon is not the only way to offer your support for my work and the cats. If you'd like other options, I would ask you to consider these alternatives: pledge your support at Liberapay (a nonprofit Patre-like based in France), use PayPal.Me, or Cash.Me. If you've an idea for something else, let's talk about that too!

Other Projects

I have some other projects you may also find interesting and want to follow. I have fun as Rigaroga, a variety gamer and roleplayer with streams and videos as well as an enthusiast of technology and geekery, which includes a geek-oriented, music anthology you can check out and to which you can subscribe. I also spend a great deal of effort and work many long hours as the enigmatic supervillain known, to some, only as The Librarian for the Hermetic Library, which includes an esoteric-oriented, music anthology you can check out and to which you can subscribe. The foundation you help me build here will also help me continue working on these other projects.
Tiers
Basics
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Thank you! Every little bit helps toward creating a Basic Income, and your help is very much appreciated by both myself and the cats.
Pictures
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
If you pledge $5/month or more to help create a Basic Income and happy cats, in addition to previous rewards, I'll add you on my private Instagram so you can see all the pictures of cats, food, and whatnot, as I take them.
Postcards
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to the previous, I'll occasionally send you postcards with images of the cats, and whatnot, via postal mail.
Goals
$11 of $1,000 per month
A firm foundation of $1000 a month will help me focus on my projects with technology, esotericism, and cats. Once I reach this firm foundation, all additional pledges will be distributed to other creatives.
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I hope to create a firm foundation for myself and my projects. In my personal life I talk a lot about political philosophy and political economy while also creating health and happiness for rescue cats. By pledging support for this personal patronage campaign, you will be helping me create a firm foundation for the work and the fun!

Basic Income Guarantee Creator Pledge

A firm foundation of $1000 a month will help me focus on my projects with technology, esotericism, and cats. Once I reach this firm foundation, all additional pledges will be distributed to other creatives.

Beyond having a firm foundation, additional pledges provide increased security for me to focus on my projects. Additional pledges help ensure that dropped pledges, for whatever valid reason, or declines, do not create uncertainty. Further, I can begin to spread everything above $1000 to other creatives, to pay it forward and help others create their own firm foundations.

This idea of creating a basic income and pledging every dollar above $1000 to other creators is very much inspired by the work of Basic Income activist Scott Santens and I am making this Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) Creator Pledge to help others.

The Cats

Hello, my name is John, and I am a cat person. I am not sure how it happened, but I've rescued many, many kittens and cats; and they keep showing up. Will you help me make sure they are happy and healthy in a good home?

I once heard a statistic that in order to take care of all the cats, each human on the planet would have to take care of 40 cats in their lifetimes. I've long since passed that number of cats that I've helped!

I currently have nine cats to whom I am providing homes. But, having so many cats, is quite a burden. There's basics like food and litter, but there's also burdensome health costs, especially for abandoned and stray cats coming inside after struggling to survive outside. Then there's also the time and energy converting the casual and active cruelty of their previous experience so far into the happy and healthy future I have been able to provide.

In addition to meeting our basic ongoing needs, I'd love to be able to create even better quality of life for these cats. With your help, I'd like to do things like build some cat climbing trails along the walls, an awesome multiple cat window perch, an indoor garden of cat friendly greens, and, most of all, a safe outdoor enclosure where they can get lots of fresh air and sunshine.

Your help supporting my ongoing effort will be very much appreciated and help me provide for these amazing little fuzzballs.

Other ways to offer support

Patreon is not the only way to offer your support for my work and the cats. If you'd like other options, I would ask you to consider these alternatives: pledge your support at Liberapay (a nonprofit Patre-like based in France), use PayPal.Me, or Cash.Me. If you've an idea for something else, let's talk about that too!

Other Projects

I have some other projects you may also find interesting and want to follow. I have fun as Rigaroga, a variety gamer and roleplayer with streams and videos as well as an enthusiast of technology and geekery, which includes a geek-oriented, music anthology you can check out and to which you can subscribe. I also spend a great deal of effort and work many long hours as the enigmatic supervillain known, to some, only as The Librarian for the Hermetic Library, which includes an esoteric-oriented, music anthology you can check out and to which you can subscribe. The foundation you help me build here will also help me continue working on these other projects.

Recent posts by John Griogair Bell

Tiers
Basics
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
Thank you! Every little bit helps toward creating a Basic Income, and your help is very much appreciated by both myself and the cats.
Pictures
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
If you pledge $5/month or more to help create a Basic Income and happy cats, in addition to previous rewards, I'll add you on my private Instagram so you can see all the pictures of cats, food, and whatnot, as I take them.
Postcards
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to the previous, I'll occasionally send you postcards with images of the cats, and whatnot, via postal mail.