Resilient Ways: Imagine a free world …

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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Abolitionist silver pieces

Great day, long day

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Well, today was a great day for resiliency. Many good things to report. We received our first shipment of silver pieces. We posted them to our store, with an absurd price based on numismatic rarity, since they are the only 19 such pieces available to collectors, one (1) having been pre-sold; and based on our cost. We were paid a fee for some blog posts, completed some new posts for our friends at CentreGold.com – old friends from the e-gold era – and got offered shares in a new deal. Our storage unit here in Ohio is finally empty, won’t

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Rubanisation – Rethinking of how we live, work, learn, play and farm

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Mu Aye Pu will be designed by visionary architect Kheng Soon Tay based on his innovative rubanization concept. Rubanisation is a re-conceptualization of human settlements in which the city and the countryside are considered as one space, not two as it is now – city and countryside are regarded as separate realms. Rubanisation stems from the belief that the continued consideration of the rural and the urban as two distinct realms is unsustainable in terms of social justice, cultural justice and environmental justice. This mode of thinking calls for a new spatial geometry of integrated development that offers real viable

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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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