hi . my name is charles webster baer . to learn more about me , go to
I was born and raised in santa cruz , california , in 1969 . I went to high school in newport , rhode island . in 1994 I graduated from the university of hawaii at hilo on the big island with a b.a. in political science . in 1995 I moved to santa fe , new mexico .
it was at this point that I began working on what would become global internet government . in 1999 I moved to portland oregon and in the spring of 2000 I created global internet government .
in 2007 I moved to bend oregon and I am still here . I have been promoting gig for 13 years and will continue to do so .
I am 44 , buddhist , I have never been married and have no kids .
in late june I will be driving from big sur , california , up the oregon coast , and then on to the columbia river gorge in the state of washington for the fourth of july .
that was the first draft of my auto biography .
here is the second draft .
I have really had a great life . I have gone every where I wanted to go . I have met everyone I have wanted to meet . I have thought everything I have wanted to think . I have said everything I have wanted to say . I am very luck and fortunate to have had such a good life . I am grateful that I had the opportunity to do whatever I wanted in life . I am also happy that I had the courage to take that opportunity . what I wanted to do with my life was to be an environmentalist .
an environmentalist is not some one who wants to help the environment . an environmentalist is not someone who thinks that he or she has helped the environment . an environmentalist is someone who accually does help the environment . as of today , april 27th , 2013 , it is my opinion that an environmentalist is a person who , starting now , decides to never have any children .
if humans are as stupid as animals , humans will continue to breed and kill the earth and we will die . if humans are smarter than animals then we will stop breeding and save the earth and live . I hold these truths to be self evident .
so , starting in high school , I realized that my life would be one large attempt to convince my species to stop reproducing . some people say I should kill myself . Im not that logical . some people say if humans stop having kids , humans will go extinct . to those people , I say this . look , everyone on earth today will live on an overcrowded planet for the rest of thier lives . a person who is a child now , if they live to be 100 years old or more , when they die , they will die on a planet that has to many people on it .
humans have no right to kill the planet . thats for future generations . if the earth can sustain ten billion people , lets just play it safe and not go there . why take the chance . as long as the human population continues to go up , humans are a mold that is killing the earth . people are doing this because they are stupid and dont know right from wrong or because they are evil and choose wrong . once the human poplulation starts to go down , then humans become enlightened beings that are saving the planet for future generations .
whats the frickin hold up .
so my big cause is female reproductive rights that united nations is pushing and I am here to help them push . my other cause is freedom of speech on line , aka gig , aka global internet government .
also , Im an atheist , agnostic and buddhist . Im an atheist because I do not believe in god . Im an agnostic because no one can no anything about god so we are all agnostic . Im a buddhist because everything about buddhism is correct . and easy . buddhism is not a religion , it is a philosphy . I will say this much . I realized as a young boy that if I avoided everything that has to do with chistianity , I would learn way more about chistianity than I wanted to know . so thats what I did . I avoided everything about chistianity and still learned way more about chistianity than I ever wanted to know .
I know children are the greatest thing ever . they are rightfully cherished . being a parent is probably the greatest experience ever , Im sure . unfortunately , people , kids are a luxury we can no longer afford , like clean air and clean water .
this is not an economic issue . this is not an religious issue . this is not a racial issue . this is not a political issue . this is not a cultural issue . this is a human issue , a now issue , the only issue .
in the last millennium , environmentalism was accoustic guitars and whales . in this millennium , environmentalism is gig .
I want to give much love to my friends and family . I thank my entire family for its love and support , without which I would not have been able to pull off gig .
so , back to me . I was born in january , 1969 , in santa cruz , california . I spent my first days living on campus at UCSC , the university of california at santa cruz . then we moved to possum hill , the corner of mira vista and alta vista .
I had a great child hood . friends like mike tremmor , trevor mcpherson , matt getty , david chase and bobby wells . grew up on the beach . went to west lake grade school .
then , when I was ten , I moved to oklahoma city , and went to casady school from grate 5 to 8 . I had many good friends there , chris smith , brent lansberg , bond payne , david rice , ian rennert , corbin davis . I lived in nichols hills . but by 8th grade I had had enough and decided to move to newport , rhode island .
newport kicked some serious ass . huge mansions , great downtown , and a beach , first beach , that looks like cowells beach in santa cruz , withthe cliff on the right side going out to ruggles , just like steamer lane . I went to saint mikes in 8th grade and met my best pal , kevin ryan , who lived in james town . then I went to rogers high for grades 9 , 10 , and 11 . I lived by goat island on the west side . it was called the point . I lived in a house that was built before this country was founded in 1776 . 59 poplar street . it was called the point and I rolled with the point crew . the nesbit brothers , the hughs brothers , tom mccormick .
then I went back to oklahoma city for my senior year in high school and 3 days after graduating I was on a plane to maui .
I showed up in honolulu with 35 bucks in the summer of 87 . I eventually made it to lahaina , maui . after a year there I went to humboldt state university for a few months . then I moved back to newport for a few months . then I spent 89 on maui . maui was the greatest . I sailed catamarans with ross scott , and went surfing with danny placial and matt bottndorf .
then in 1990 , I moved to hilo , hawaii and and in 1994 I graduated from the university of hawaii at hilo on the big island with a B A in political chick science .
if you look at a map of the big island of hawaii , it looks like the head of a bear , looking to the nearest land mass , santa cruz . the eye is where the keck telescopes are and the mouth is the lava flow , rainbow falls is the tear . the big island , six miles tall , 3 miles underwater , tallest mountain on earth . 13 of the earths 15 climate zones are on the big island . it is on the big island that I started my political career . what was then fiscal conservative , is now libertarian . thats me . I ran for state senate in 94 . I am now on my third campaign for president of the usa . Im the under dog . went back to hilo for a few months in 07 . nothing changed . this would start a theme of dry wet . lahaina dry . hilo wet . santa fe dry . portland oregon wet . bend oregon dry . maybe I need to move to coos bay or eureka california . any way , it was at college that I decided to create a third party / political organization . something like a very green libertarian thing .
so I moved to santa fe , new mexico in 95 to do that .
in 1996 snowboarder magazine published a letter from me called .I.P.O. international political organization . that was the first shot of gig . I worked as a journalist for surfer magazine and snowboarder magazine in this millennium and in the last millennium . I would also like to thank the following magazines for publishing global internet government . TRANS WORLD SURF MAGAZINE , trans world snowboarder magazine , surfing magazine , and the surfers journal magazine . santa fe was great , but , eventually , dry . had great times with sammy cerveza , todd smith , todd glatz , molly patz and amy strong . when you get off the lift in santa fe , your 12000 feet up . santa fe , world class food and art . so in 1999 I moved to portand oregon . have been in oregon for the entire millennium . MUST ESCAPE .
lived in china town , nw 5th and davis , from 2002 to 2006 , great times with shark at backspace . henry marks , the robison brothers , eric and hoos gow . then I moved to bend oregon in 2007 .
I won the president of earth elections of 2008 , 2009 , and 2010 . was president of earth from january first , 2009 to january first , hawaiian time , 2012 . in 2012 I ran for bend city council . lost that just like I lost in 94 in hilo . will probably run again next year . am running for president of usa in 2016 and 2020 even though I am over qualified . libertian with strong green odor .