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To the Sinners in Power

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“When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou has delivered thy soul. Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall

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cornucopia

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

News from Mu Aye Pu Free City

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From the: Mu Aye Pu Development Corporation Newsletter #3 October 2017 This month we will commence the surveying with the appointment of our lead consultant for this task. Visionary architect Tay Kheng Soon will also be formally engaged and will get to work designing the city, which will be based on his pioneering Rubanisation model. Mu Aye Pu Guesthouse We are thrilled to announce that the Design & Construction of the Mu Aye Pu Guesthouse will commence in December. We plan on having a groundbreaking ceremony in December. The entire Karen Enterpirses & IDPM team will be there to take

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Mission Statement

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Mission Statement: Resilient Ways Foundation will build communities that are respectful of human dignity and freedom, networking them together through collaboration and sharing. We will disseminate what we learn, and seek out ideas, strategies, from others. We will gather knowledge from many disciplines to assist in this endeavor and make this knowledge known to all. We will engage with experts, activists, and fellow travelers, building a network of volunteers in pursuit of human liberty, commerce, and happiness. Finally, we will promote as foundational to our organization the simple ethos of the zero-aggression principle. We want you, whomever you are, to

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The Way

Exciting Times for Resilient Freedom

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It has been an exciting few weeks for me and the team here at Resilient Ways Foundation. I’ve moved from Lawrence, Kansas to Dayton, Ohio. There is an excellent collection of agorists, anarcho-capitalists, anarchists, and others here which we are working very hard to grow rapidly. One of our leaders here, Melissa Michelle, calls our area “New Somalia.” After all, how many times have statists told us to “move to Somalia” if we don’t like things in ‘merica? She and Dan Sullivan have come up with a flag for New Somalia, complete with grumpy cat and motto “Nunya.” In other

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Food

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Back to index … “Lastly, the eighth and the most meritorious of all, is to anticipate charity by preventing poverty, namely, to assist the reduced brother, either by a considerable gift or loan of money, or by teaching him a trade, or by putting him in the way of business, so that he may earn an honest livelihood and not be forced to the dreadful alternative of holding up his hand for charity.” ~Maimonides, circa AD 1170 Food is critical. Food is often overlooked in America’s post-modern culture, because, well, it seems to “simply arrive”. The fact that Americans assume

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Water

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Back to index … “Water, water, every where, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 1834 We are currently (as of this writing – August 2017) scouting for small and medium scale plots of land to support anarchist (Heathian) communities – and our intention is to focus on those that contain their own natural sources of water (spring and aquifer). Some larger parcel sizes – 50 acres or greater – might have spring fed ponds or even streams. When it comes to natural

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Moral Framework and the Zero Aggression Principle

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Back to index … “A libertarian is a person who believes that no one has the right, under any circumstances, to initiate force against another human being for any reason whatever; nor will a libertarian advocate the initiation of force, or delegate it to anyone else. Those who act consistently with this principle are libertarians, whether they realize it or not. Those who fail to act consistently with it are not libertarians, regardless of what they may claim.” ~ L. Neil Smith, 1996 In order to form lasting communities where people live free, we believe there is an important moral

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Size Matters: How Many Acres?

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Back to index … “Quantity has a quality all its own.” ~ often attributed to Stalin, 1945 A fundamental consideration is always cost. More acres typically cost more money to acquire or more money to develop into useful space for living, working, and enjoying life. Generally speaking, having more land is better, location is always critical to economic success, and if one community is good, several communities are better. One of our goals is to avoid pigeonholing – restricting ourselves to some particular strategy based upon preconceived notions of what makes an “optimal living arrangement.” In addition to determining the

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Rural vs Urban

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Back to index … “These peasants carry their honour in their hands so that they may constantly consult it; this same honour that once was felt so much at home in the city but now has taken refuge in a more rural setting.” ~ Tirso de Molina, 1630, “Burlador de Sevilla” Our goal in designing a small number of rural communities is not to ignore cities, nor to deprecate their ability to have within them effective and even resilient communities, but to start somewhere. Among our motivations for beginning in rural areas are: Land is cheaper. Rules are fewer. Large tracts of

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