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Post by 7Wannabe5 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:41 am

Yeah, this guy is my idol.

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Post by BRUTE » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:54 am

no homo, but brute likes the way he moves. seems like he's always using his whole body for every movement. his center of gravity follows his hands, when he's hammering in those stones, he's using his bodyweight. this is how humans should move.

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Post by CECTPA » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:31 pm

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? :)

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Post by theanimal » Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:04 pm

The slingshot and the bow and arrow are incredible. I want this guys skills. Looks like I just found something else to do this winter.

I'm interested to see if he'll delve much into sourcing food beyond that sweet potato video. Making these tools and houses is cool and all but if you can't eat, you're dead.

It's also fascinating how much interest these videos have garnered. These are skills that were commonplace for much of human history and lost somewhat recently. By reading the comments, this guy is perceived as other worldly in a way(not trying to take anything away from him, I'm enthralled as well).

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Post by BRUTE » Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:13 pm

theanimal wrote:I'm interested to see if he'll delve much into sourcing food beyond that sweet potato video. Making these tools and houses is cool and all but if you can't eat, you're dead.
in one of the videos he mentions that Australia (where this apparently takes place) has very strict rules on hunting, and that he can't hunt animals. so it's probably going to be limited to gardening.

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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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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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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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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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