Resilient Ways: Imagine a free world …

The Crap House

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Back in September, partly on advice of counsel, I moved from Lawrence, Kansas to Dayton, Ohio. My sister Melissa had moved here in August because she had a job waiting, and was able to secure living accommodations quickly. It seemed like a good idea to rent a house near her, and we found one that seemed good enough. To give you a sense of how it isn’t, really, all that great, let me show you the front door as seen from inside the house. Be sure to look above the door at the area which would have been called a

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Abundant Water

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About twenty years ago, I began to recognise that the water provided to me in Houston through the tap was not any good. In addition to a large number of known pathogens, there were also various poisons, such as fluoride. A federal government subsidy encourages municipalities to add fluoride to their drinking water so that uranium purification contractors can off-load much of their toxic waste at a profit instead of at a cost. More recently, the scandal involving the terribly evil people involved in the city of Flint, Michigan’s government deliberately poisoning the people who live there with toxic levels

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Opportunities to Improve Our World

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Last week there were several important opportunities that arose. The Individual Sovereign University gave a $500 scholarship to a student seeking to complete her degree in mathematics. We were also able to help arrange air travel on an urgent basis relating to a custody battle in Seattle area. Reports from Texas indicate that our delivery of an automobile we weren’t using to a family there has proven very useful, not only for family needs but for activism to increase freedom. Cornucopia Over the years, I have travelled on four continents, visited with thousands of people, seen palaces, museums, ghettos, wealthy

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Mu Aye Pu Burma

Mu Aye Pu moving forward

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Recently, our adviser Kurt Hanson wrote to send along the photograph shown here. As you can see, their project is looking great. Also, they filled all the available units for their financing, so they are off to the races. As I understand it, their crypto-token is coming, and would raise $100 million for their work. If Burma is a possibility for you, or you are wanting to make a complete tour of all the New Hanseatic League locations, be sure to check out Mu Aye Pu!

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Working with the People, Avoiding the Government

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Back to index … “Take the children and yourself And hide out in the cellar By now the fighting will be close at hand Don’t believe the church and state And everything they tell you Believe in me, I’m with the high command.” ~ “Silent Running”, Mike and the Mechanics As anarchists, we embrace an ethical framework that depends upon the idea that most, if not all, people are essentially decent, rational, agents. If as a community designer you engage with the outer community, with respect, understanding and compassion? – it is more likely than not that you will be

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Networking Communities Together

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Back to index … “If we do not all hang together, we shall most certainly each be hanged separately.” ~ Ben Franklin Many networks of communities already exist. There are social media platforms that encourage individuals, groups, and companies to create identities and “profiles,” fill them with facts and features, add information in text, images, video, and interact with others. We anticipate creating a highly resilient, private, and censorship-resistant social media platform, and do so with open source tools so that others may follow suit, involving themselves in our social media platform or creating their own. We intend for our

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Lease Arrangements

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Back to index … “To obviate the essential tyranny (coercion) of political administration the proprietary authority, suitably organized, must extend its jurisdiction, and thus its revenues, by itself supplying police and other community services without coercion, out of its own revenues and properties, and thus raise its own values and voluntary incomes.” ~Spencer Heath, Citadel, Market, and Altar, 1946 The master lease for the Somali Free Port was modified by its co-author, Spencer MacCallum, for use with the Seasteading community. The original had been written by Spencer MacCallum, an anthropologist who lives and works in Mexico, and Michael van Notten,

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Crypto-economics, digital coupons, precious metals

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Back to index … “I’ll tell you what I think about the way This city treats her soundest men today; By a coincidence more sad than funny, It’s very like the way we treat our money. The noble silver drachma that of old we were So proud of, and the recent gold coins that Rang true, clean-stamped and worth their weight Throughout the world, have ceased to circulate. Instead the purses of Athenian shoppers Are full of shoddy silver-plated coppers Just so, when men are needed by the nation, The best have been withdrawn from circulation.” – Aristophanes, “The Frogs,”

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Communications & Information Security

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Back to index … “Three may keep a secret if two are dead.” ~ Benjamin Franklin A voluntary communications web, within the community, would be preferable to a single point of failure system. Even an old-style telephone switchboard, with independent power, would enable some independent comms between 2 or more families. A wireless network might also be established, using open-source VPN technology, mesh-nets and the emerging WISPr standard. INFOSEC is about providing, for your information, the same level of protection from intrusion, attack, or theft that you would mitigate using physical security (PHYSEC). If you think of INFOSEC in similar

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Physical Security, Search and Rescue, “Bugging Out”

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Back to index … “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” ~ George S. Patton Maintaining physical security of a community is important – but it is also important to note that many of the assumptions we make about the relative “danger” or “safety” of our communities can be flawed, anecdotal, and based on prejudice. One of the reasons for choosing a rural community is to avoid “squares on the murder map” – places in the USA (counties) where murders occur. You could argue that “rural” means lower population, therefore lower incidences of

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