10 Euros: Backup VaultPress Subscription for the website
30 Euros: Virtual Private Server (website hosting); sometimes, if we have a ton of traffic this could be increased to 50E/month because the website uses a lot of RAM memory
8 Euros: Pixton Subscription (where we create the cartoon characters and scenery)
10 Euros: CloudFlare Subscription for the website
10 Euros: Google Drive - where we store some of our media files for TROM
450 Euros: Joomag account (where our books are created and stored, including the PDF’s);
10 Euros: tromsite.com domain name
10-20 Euros: SSL (https - encryption) subscription
50 Euros: Vimeo
140 Euros: TROM Video Series Footage
Many times we need to buy plugins and subscription for these plugins to get support from developers. For example the news module was around 30 Euros, the caching plugin (to make the website faster) 40 Euros a year; The Quiz plugin around 30 Euros; Search engine around 25 Euros; the theme we are using around 40 Euros; and so forth. Sometimes we may need to buy 12 Euros to 25 Euros subscription to get access to 6 months of support for any of such plugins if we need that - support from the developers (and we needed that a couple of times).
We may also need access to paid articles/scientific journals for our books, or to documentaries (or audible.com) and so forth, and that can vary in how much it costs
We may need to buy software as well for creating the TROM Series, or to allow us to convert files, and so forth
A few times we had to pay for the photos we use for TROM ebooks and this can be around 5-10 Euros per photo or more.
I will say that I agree - this system/world is nearly impossible to change, however think about ‘aging’ - something I use to compare the TROM project with. When I made TROM documentary in 2011 and I talked about ‘aging’ as the cause of most health issues, something I learned from Aubrey DeGrey, it was such a controversial topic and very few looked at it seriously. It was like ‘pseudoscience’. 5 years later though, and now people talk about defeating aging as if it is a normal thing. To make people look at this idea of aging in this new way, it's a HUGE challenge, and it requires a lot of time and persistence. But once you start to break the normality then things progress quite quickly. Now you can see so many doctors and companies that invest time and money into tackling aging, and only a few years ago talking about it, it was almost like talking about UFOs, that’s how strange it was.
So, in my view, the only way to change the world is through education first. Make people comfortable with the idea of living in a different kind of society where no trade is necessary (money, bitcoin, gold, and such), no property/ownership makes any sense, there are no leaders, countries, and so forth. It is vastly more complex than explaining the “aging” thing, but in the end what’s the alternative? To just ignore all of these and live like the rest and not care? Will that do any better? In my opinion it won’t.
So, first is to make people comfortable with these ideas, and then the chain reaction will follow and all kinds of emerging things will happen: maybe rich people investing into technologies that will bring such a world closer to reality, maybe other more well known people will promote these ideas further, and so forth. And as we explain in great detail in the Money Game and Beyond ebook, this is a never ending journey, no one should imagine that this kind of world will be implemented in 2070 or something like that. It is a journey without an end.
TROM was meant to mean "The Reality Of Me" or "The Reality Of Mankind" - I came up with that name while working on the documentary in 2011. Now it can stand on its own as simply TROM :). My name is Tio TROM because of the documentary actually, it is a 'fake' name per-se.
Yes it is automatic. If you supported TVPMagazine on Patreon then you will automatically support the TROM project. And thank you for doing that! 🙂
Because we believe that it is unfair to treat people differently based on how much they can donate to help us. If anyone donates to the project then they get the 'perk' of the entire project. It is as simple as that 😉
I sent them all to Roxanne in PDF format, so please contact them about this. If you want to still access them from the Joomag account, then you can as follows: slovak (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), french (1, 2), russian (1). In time these joomag versions will be deleted because we need Joomag disk space for TROM magazines, but for now, for a few months time, they will still be available on Joomag.
It means those books are part of a book and will eventually merge into a single book. So, green corners mean that a book/article is part of a bigger book.
Nothing will disappear! I sent all past issues in the original format to Roxanne so TVP can post them wherever they want to. Also you can access them all here in the same online format as before. More than that the vast majority of articles are on tromsite.com. Therefore you can always access past TVPM issues in their original format, but for new articles you need to follow up TROM books section.
Interestingly Roxanne accused me of that in some of her last emails to me and this was so surprising because I never made any donation campaign without it being approved by Roxanne first. So, I never ever asked for money for the magazine until Roxanne approved that. This is almost as nonsensical as being accused of being black, while I am quite white :)). More so the money I asked for TVP Magazine were for TVP Magazine not for myself. 60% went to me and 40% to Ray who was proofreading all articles - we asked for money to be able to make the magazine. Even more than that, I spent a ton of money on hosting, plugins, backups and so many other online accounts for TVPM. So this 'accusation' is so ridiculous I have no words for it. And it is sad that Roxanne even thought of saying that. Here you can find the details of what happened between me and TVP, from my own perspective http://www.tiotrom.com/tvp-and-me/
It’s true Roxanne said that lately, but I do not see how that could be true. I always cooperated with them and always had the time for discussions where there were misunderstandings. But Roxanne rarely had the time to engage in more detailed conversations. Regardless of all this, I NEVER published anything that Roxanne didn't approve. So, everything I published for TVP Magazine was approved by Jacque and Roxanne. If you want to know more, please see the emails between me and Roxanne in regards to most of the articles I wrote and decide for yourself if I took their suggestions into account or not. Emails Here.
Every article was reviewed by Jacque and Roxanne and approved before publishing, thus if that were to happen (to deviate from TVP with any article) then they approved those articles. I also did not put an end to our collaboration, Roxanne did that and honestly I do not know the exact reason. On the other hand, I too proposed to split because the magazine was ignored by TVP for the past year and, because of some of their decisions (that they did not discuss with us at TVPM), we lost many readers and financial support, making the project unsustainable. Here you can find the details of what happened between me and TVP, from my own perspective http://www.tiotrom.com/tvp-and-me/
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Yes! Whatever we post in TROM's name is independent from TVP and TZM. We have very similar goals but work independently from one another.
Yes and no. Instead of releasing an issue that has 2-3 articles (thus, 2-3 subjects) we will release articles as issues, or as we call them "books". Why? Because is much faster and easier for all. For us to make them, for you to understand them. If we finish up an article, what is the point of waiting a few more weeks until we make 2-3 other articles, then release them at once?
In the past, while working for TVP Magazine, we released issues made of articles. But we then focused more on articles, separating them from issues, so that people can easily find them. We also made several articles that merged into books. So, it was confusing. Now we call everything "books". We do not release issues anymore containing a few articles, but we release articles directly as books.
Those buttons will work when we add video and audio files for those books. We plan to make each book as audio books and make videos of each of them. This may take a while even if we have the means to do it. You can see that the icons for those buttons are of a different color, and that should indicate that they are not yet active.
I removed the TVP quiz because TROM is not representing TVP. I think that's the short answer. TVP quiz was mainly focused to promote The Venus Project, and TROM is focused to promote a scientific way of thinking and not a particular organization.
Most of TVPM's articles were written by me (Tio) and so you will find most articles on TROMsite, books section. However, if you want to access the old issues in full format please contact The Venus Project. I sent all of TVPM's issues in PDF format and Joomag format. IMPORTANT: I edited all articles that you will find on TROMsite and removed TVP from them for various reasons, so the old issues containing my articles are not something I stand by anymore. If you want to read the articles that I wrote and I endorse then head to TROM Books.
It is extremely difficult to have an answer for that. TVP Magazine was a project that I (Tio) managed for over 3-4 years and in the last year of managing it the relationship between me (and the magazine) and TVP got less and less cooperative, so at one point, after several discussions with Roxanne, we both (I and Roxanne) decided to make the magazine independent of TVP. I merged it with TROM, another project I made before the magazine which I control entirely, because they are on the same track. TVP Magazine was doing what TROM was doing, and vice-versa, so merging them was the perfect solution. From my personal point of view, TVP ignored the magazine way too much for the past year of the project, and so they are (in my view) to blame for not continuing with the project. Regardless I think that merging the magazine with TROM is a much more productive endeavour as I have the freedom to post whatever I find scientific and relevant to this direction and not be forced to tie everything to one organization like The Venus Project. This makes the new TROM Magazine a more scientific project than before. Keep in mind that TVP Magazine was almost entirely my work, except one layer of proofreading for all articles done by Ray, and proofreading (again) done by Ray. So nothing changed in that regard. Here you can find the details of what happened between me and TVP, from my own perspective http://www.tiotrom.com/tvp-and-me/
TROM is not that different in terms of what both of these 'movements' (The Zeitgeist Movement and The Venus Project) seem to highlight: that today's monetary system is the source of most problems and we need to move towards a world of abundance. What TROM tries to do is to make this more clear and explain it in easy to understand ways. As an example of making things more clear, we do not say that money is the problem, but any kind of trade (money, gold, barter, bitcoin, and so forth). This is more true than just focusing on money as the problem, because some may think that the issue is in the way money works today and a new kind of currency (like bitcoin for example) might be better. As we argue in "The Money Game and Beyond" ebook the trade itself is the issue, as IT gave rise to the many kinds of monetary systems we experience today. This book is also an example of simplicity where we use many cartoons and a very simple language to explain why trade is the issue, what money is, and what solutions there are. Speaking of solutions we have a humongous amount of materials to detail how a world without trade is possible. Check our books and the documentary for that.
As explained on the homepage, TROM is a project aiming to present in details today's problems and solutions to these problems, but it is also about changing people's values. We think it is as radical in doing that as more and more doctors today are starting to recognize that 'aging' is the source of most human diseases; in the same way we showcase how trade (money, bitcoin,barter, whatever) is the root of most of today's problems: from famine to exploitation of people and the environments, terrorism, waste, climate change, and so much more.