STRAIGHT TALK...IN A NUTSHELL:So, just what will your MARS CLAIM get you?…
Well, you join in our “Claim To First Possession” of Mars, evidenced by 3 Claim Certificates & a Declaration of Intent from Mars Register.
OK THEN, THE 4 BIG POSSIBLE OUCOMES:
1/ MOST LIKELY:
You join in our Claim, get a certificate…and that’s about it…for now
2/ NEXT MOST LIKELY:
You get your certificate, but still no land, YET… but now also a bit of REAL satisfaction (see page below).
3/ You get your certificate, and before Oct 2027 the UN buys your claim share for a fixed price [only $1000 in 2017, but DOUBLES every year after that… >$1Million by 2027!].
4/ You get loads of land on Mars! Thats right, MARS!
BUT BUT BUT! Over longer time, ALL 4 outcomes could really lead to you, or your lucky decendants, actually owning land on MARS. Read on to see how..
YOUR CLAIM WILL REMAIN STRONGYour claim, in being tied forever to our acts of “First Possession” [for 6 years so far] will put you in a strong position should any corporate agency try to buy estate on Mars. We didn’t just shout “We claim Mars” and rush to shovel out deeds at $25 an acre! No, we are the first to legitimately display acts of possession and governance for Mars and others. Our plans for Celestial governance may win us this thing!
Do this, and will thank you
OK, so lets really look at these possible outcomes:
1/ You get your Certificate… and for the forseeable future, that’s pretty much it!.… Yup, despite our best efforts, the UN will probably ignore us or brush us off with minimal legal consideration. They might give us a letter of legal response which amounts to a rejection of our claim. Sadly this IS the most likely outcome. BUT, think on this… our claim, which you will forever have a right to associate your self with, does have genuine legal merit and so it DOES COUNT. Compared to any other claim to celestial land that has gone before [Google it, there have been loads of them!], none have come close to our legitimate claim through any acts of possession. We are the first and only people to actually attempt this! In future decades and centuries, your/our claim will stand before any other party trying to get land, even if they are standing right there on Mars. Your thankful decendents may really get that Martian land from your outstanding claim filed many years before… think on that, and look after that certificate!
Also, if in future our world Nations somehow find themselves in a Space-based laser-nuke sort of war [made more likely if the old Treaty is dropped – as we think it might be], you or your decendents will be first out with the reminders that you, all those years ago, did try to make a difference but the UN just didn’t listen. Righteous gloating can still give sustinance when the gamma rays are piling down.
2/ You get your Certificate, but still no land [although see above how in future years your claim WILL still apply]. However, in this case the UN does take note of our claims. In fact, some of the Space Faring nations get quite twitchy about it. They all know that they SHOULD be agreeing a new Space Treaty of Agreement, but havent had the stimulus to accept compromize. Well now they have a stimulus … there are members of the public out there [you and me] starting to use credible legal arguments to get land on Mars! … this worries them enough to get together and sign a treaty that does help commerce in Space, does address weapons again [including Earth based ‘space weapons’ and dual use equipment] and also territorial claims. Perhaps the UN will asssume some trusteeship role after all.
In this case [the second most likely], we dont get the land, The Mars Trust cannot form, BUT, we truly can feel REALLY good [even if the UN doesn’t acknowledge any of us] … that we managed to make Space [and hence Earth] safer for our future generations. How many people get to do that? Still no land though!…
3/ You get your Certificate, and before 2027 UN buys your share for a nominal fee [$1000 in 2017, doubling every year after such that by 2027 each share would cost the UN just over $1 Million!]]. This is more like it! [the third most likely]… Eventually, the UN’s legal teams feel unable to reject our perfectly legitimate claims, with our very credible acts of possession. With not everyone happy, our Title registration gets ratified via tense special sitting of UN General Assembly. The UN pretty much write the Deed of Trust for the Mars Trust and become Trustee, with all claimants [that’s us] as beneficiaries [possibly contingent beneficiaries] of the trust. The UN grows into the role as trustee and this is extended [via UN agreed mandate] to cover all celestial bodies in our solar system. Mining business is up and running with the UN signing off these contracts. Nations can see this working and agree it is time to sign of proper collaborative Space Treaty. Then the UN pays all of us claimants a nominal fee. As the price doubles annually it is in their interest to get it all sorted ASAP. So here you get money instead of Mars, but look, we’ve just made the Solar System a very cool civilized place to live! Perhaps ‘next level’ Alien civilizations, if they exist, will view all this positively and finally welcome us in to the Galactic Premiership. The UN and respective Nations will no doubt wish to thank all claimants who ultimately made this happen. Cities on Mars named in your honour?.. Why not?
4/ You get land on Mars!… OK, The least likely … as per , with our Title Claim registered and the Mars Trust up and running … but there remains no willingness to agree on a Treaty. This remains the case such that by 10 Oct 2027 the directions via Trust Deed is that the Trust is dissolved and land divided and yes, actually given to you. You get your land on Mars … although the first NASA ferry to Mars wont kick in for a while.
** As mentioned toward the top of the page, there is another, certainly possible, longer term route to Mars land ownership. If we are ingnored or rejected by the UN beyond the date 10.10.27 [which is very possible!], then we and our co-claimants are no longer obligated to fall in line with the current plans for UN Trusteeship. It’s anyone’s game at that point! It should be remembered, that although a claimant will have an enduring [possibly everlasting] claim to Mars possession and thus ownership, that claim is bundled together, legally, with all our other claims. So if your decendents were to acquire all the claimed land on Mars, it would likely be accepted as a single bundled claim. The land would then be divided between all claimants by whatever means you decide, but we would recommend you stick to the random lottery proposal.
- So there you are, the possible outcomes [there are some variations, but if Earth keeps turning then they still fall into one of the above]. Perhaps a rather likely variant is of No. 1, whereby not only do we not get much short term satisfaction, but we also get hassle from existing Celestial Claimants [you know the ones: celestial deeds as legally valid as “world’s best dad”]… or maybe we get criticism over the use of class 3/4 lasers in public skies. We are prepared for these.
NOTE: in point 4 above you, the claimant get the Martian land. In outcomes 1 to 3 you or your decendents in future years MAY still get the land. Look after that claim certificate. That links you, rightfully, to a shared legal claim to ALL land on Mars, which will have enduring gravitas way into the future. It now puts you WAY ahead of any claim that has gone before… Period.
Want even more detail before you claim?… If you register a claim with us you WILL get:
1/ An immediately downloadable Mars land Claim Certificate [3, actually] from Mars Register [this assures the claimant that their name and email address are recorded faithfully to our claimant files].
2/ An immediately downloadable Declaration of Intent from Mars Register [ this describes our assurance that we will endevour to have our Martian land claim registered into Title via the UN, then form a Territory Trust, The Mars Trust with UN as trustee and all claimants then registered, via Deed of Trust as either tenants in common or perhaps as contingent beneficiaries from The Mars Trust [UN may require this]. In the case that the land becomes registered and the trust is formed then UN may become first contingent beneficiary. Provided they can achieve a newly signed Space Treaty and pay a nominal fee to each claimant for the Mars land [$1000 USD in 2017, doubling yearly to over $1 million in 2027], then they gain total control of the land to manage as they see fit [hold it in Trust for all humanity]. If they fail to deliver on either of those Deed of Trust requirements by 10 Oct 2027 then the land will pass to the secondary contingent beneficiaries, our claimants. Unless a claimant has acquired a preference claim for identified land, then the plots land will be allocated to all claimants by lottery. The size of the plots are variable, ranging from 25 Sq Km [6,150 acres] to 100 Sq Km [24,500 acres]. Yes, they are MASSIVE!! No plots will be sold North or South of 75/-75 deg latitude, so the poles will be held in trust as Res Communis [for all humanity]. If the total number of plots  exceeds the total numer of claimants, then we will continue to issue plots by lottery until exhausted [hence, it is possible that some claimants may get 2 or 3 plots but ALL claimants will get a plot when the lottery applies].
3/ The right to sell/pass on your claim at anytime as long as we are informed [may incur a $5 adminstration fee for updating our records] until such time that we gain Title registeration via a UN registry. At that time the Deed of Trust will record all existing claimants as contingent beneficiaries of the Trust and no new claimants will be recognised.
NOTE: Why all this contingent beneficiary status?… Should not all claimants not just get shared ownership if and when UN registers us [as tenants in common]? Well, in the case just stated, all claimants would be joining us in a single, but joint, act of possession [like squatters do]. That’s not quite what we are doing here. The problem with a large number of joint owners/possessors holding land in a trust is that it just takes one person to have problems [bankruptcy] and the Trust could be dissolved.
So whilst we would ‘like’ to set up the Trust with us all as tenants in common, the UN would probably want a more robust arrangment for the land held in trust…Our main goal is to have the UN take on long term trusteeship. That might not happen if a bankruptcy trustee was to sell off an individual’s Mars share to the highest bidder. You see, for a nominal fee per share, we are giving the UN a great deal [as a Trust beneficiary]…. but we still think its very fair to claimants also. With the fee doubling in size annually it puts pressure upon UN to act swiftly [$1000 in 2017; > $1 million in 2027].
The method we employ is to register your claim with ourselves, we then hopefully register the land via the UN into a trust, with the Mars Register founder and UN representative as trustees and the UN and all claimants as beneficiaries. This means the terms of the trust can be better protected.