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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by BRUTE » Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:15 pm

CECTPA wrote:
BRUTE wrote: kind of hilarious how a British multi millionaire tells American poor/working poor to accept their place
Brute, that's not his point :) His talking about anxiety :)
So following your logic, when I'm a millionaire, I'm automatically disqualified from talking about humility and frugality? :)
not necessarily, but brute really thought he came across as a huge douchebag. add to that his fetishizing of random dropout/hippies/artist communes at the end .. lolwhat. sure, these humans have life figured out so much better.

brute sees this pattern a lot. human dislikes "mainstream society" or its values and starts rejecting it. so far so good. now, human finds random other stuff that isn't mainstream, and therefore good. human replaces old dumb philosophy with new dumb philosophy.

the only escape is nihilism, the realization that everything is bullshit.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by CECTPA » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:22 pm

BRUTE wrote:everything is bullshit.
That helps with anxiety the best lol

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by Ego » Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:51 pm

The last day of hot metal press before computers come in at The New York Times

https://aeon.co/videos/the-last-day-of- ... york-times

The craftsmanship that went into creating a newspaper. Remarkable! It made me realize just how fast the world is changing.

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Post by vexed87 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:09 pm

Thanks for sharing brute, that blog/playlist is fascinating to me. I went through a phase of learning about and firing clay goods in a basic kiln, I also made charcoal in a similar fashion to this guy. Although lots of these skills are lost to most of the population, I'm not too concerned as those that still know will be able to corner the market if SHTF :)

Building a proper clay oven is next on my list of things to do (subject to finding property with large enough garden!)

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by johnbroker » Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:26 pm

This documentary on minimalism/simpler lives would be probably all too basic for many but, still, in this subject, they are scarce.

Thrive with less: https://vimeo.com/43166736

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Post by Lucky C » Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:20 am

A short documentary on Cubans' technological repurposing and innovation when faced with isolation and a struggling economy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-XS4aueDUg

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Post by Ego » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:24 pm

A new Adam Curtis - HyperNormalisation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04iWYEoW-JQ

A history of management by crisis.

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Post by denise » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:45 pm

I've just finished the second episode of Black Mirror, and I am very satisfied with the the series so far. Although it completely gives up on humanity and society- from what I've seen, it's great commentary on them.

The second episode is how I feel about the modern day workforce. Maybe I'd have a better outlook on working if I were actually allowed to work less days and use flex time.

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Post by C40 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:16 pm

Here's an interview/discussion with Randy Vining, a hero of ERE and slow travel. He retired 40 years ago and has been traveling the majority of those 40 years. He's currently living and traveling in a small camp trailer.

- Worked 5 years in a normal job, then repaired and flipped 2 homes and retired with $130k in 1976
- Spends about $6,000 per year
- Repeats excerpts of Thorough by memory, plus many of his own poems about simple living, early retirement, and travel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjTGF4jPdCY

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Post by BRUTE » Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:28 pm

good video, thx

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Post by C40 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:16 pm

A Documentary about a young couple living in Nepal who spend one month living on $1 per day. (Sort of. I don't think that counts their rent)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on-0PYf-m9s

I'm not all the way through yet. Some thoughts:
- Wow, it looks like Nepal can be a VERY inexpensive place to live
- There are some interesting frugal practices that stand out. Some are just little things you can see visually, which are the way things are normally done in Nepal. I think it would be super interesting if someone traveled the world and found, documented, and shared the different kind of frugal practices and habits that are just normal daily life in different places. There are surly a lot of different ways of doing things that people from different cultures would do, but that within our own frame of thinking might never come up with.
- Wait until you see what bought when they got a hankering for meat. Oh man. I would've went and found some country boy who could take me hunting instead. Or fished!

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Post by cmonkey » Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:13 pm

C40 wrote:A Documentary about a young couple living in Nepal who spend one month living on $1 per day. (Sort of. I don't think that counts their rent)
This was a good watch. They also have a great looking channel.

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Post by Chad » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:54 am

A book by Michael Lewis on how to be President (not how to get elected), with a former President as a resource sounds awesome. I hope he gets to do this project.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/moneyb ... teid=nwhpf

I'm sure this is a fishing attempt to see interest and maybe put the bug in the President's ear as an option come January.

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Post by sky » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:03 pm

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4femJ9lEV5M

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Minimalism video

Post by Philip Frey » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:08 pm

It's been removed, got another source?

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Post by cmonkey » Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:29 pm

C40 wrote:Here's an interview/discussion with Randy Vining, a hero of ERE and slow travel. He retired 40 years ago and has been traveling the majority of those 40 years. He's currently living and traveling in a small camp trailer.

- Worked 5 years in a normal job, then repaired and flipped 2 homes and retired with $130k in 1976
- Spends about $6,000 per year
- Repeats excerpts of Thorough by memory, plus many of his own poems about simple living, early retirement, and travel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjTGF4jPdCY

He is fantastic. That poem he recited at ~3:30 was great!

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by cmonkey » Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:17 pm

Money & Life. It's fairly basic but I felt it was a good watch.

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Post by C40 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:44 pm

Philip Frey wrote:It's been removed, got another source?
If you have Netflix, I believe it's on there now.

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Post by SnailMeister4000 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:43 pm

Just came across this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf8cr59D7L4

I'll say hello properly in the not too distant future.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by jennypenny » Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:00 pm

I don't think anyone posted this yet ... A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity

It's similar to other videos on simple living that have been posted, but it's still pretty good. I wish they talked more specifically about the social problems they had in the group. I would have found that part interesting.

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Post by cmonkey » Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:30 am

jennypenny wrote: I wish they talked more specifically about the social problems they had in the group. I would have found that part interesting.
+1. I think that's one of the most difficult problems to overcome in all this, especially for people in our vein of personality.

It's amazing all they were able to build with recycled/free material.

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Post by TheRedHare » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:37 pm

This is probably my favorite self sustained home. I hope to be able to attain the skills necessary to live like this guy by building my own smart home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwH6B7aJYDU&t=128s

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Post by C40 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:24 pm

Lady lives on $3,000 per year (for the last 2 or 3 years), living in an SUV. She gets $10k per year from disability payments and puts most of it toward paying off debt.

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1MKpQW5SFQ
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNeynaFVje0

She doesn't give much detail on her spending, other than saying it's $250/month and that it's very difficult (for her) to spend that little.

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Post by TheRedHare » Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:15 pm

This is a video on how to get used computer parts and any other tech related stuff super cheap:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz52pi1Y4_o

BTW this is a great resource for tech related news, and their jokes are incredibly cringey.

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