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Post by Did » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:41 am

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Post by Lucky C » Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:29 pm

The Century of the Self: A 4-part BBC documentary from 2002 on how psychoanalysis (focusing a lot on Freud) has been used to control the masses (great for government) by engineering our desire for mass consumption (great for corporations too). I did a search and looks like this wasn't posted yet.

http://thoughtmaybe.com/the-century-of-the-self/

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Post by Hégé » Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:49 pm

Samurai Gourmet on Netflix. Based on a comic by taniguchi. It's about a newly retired man who has to learn what to do with his time. He decides to visit different restaurants in his town. It's quite soothing and poetic.

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Post by jacob » Fri May 12, 2017 1:25 pm

DiResta's channel. It's mostly DIY with a focus on machining. Recycle/maker ethics. Many creative projects.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epBIl4zDk8c Look at how he's decorated his home.

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Post by Loner » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:56 pm

Not sure if this has been posted. Self-sufficient Renaissance man tries to build a fusion reactor in his home while running a technology website to help people build their own stuff. “This is what I do for fun and giggles. [...] It’s me against the world.” He also lights his cigarettes with a torch. Notice the forum theme.

“I’m a non-violent happy guy who likes to be left alone.”

Great inspiration.

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

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Post by TheRedHare » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:58 am

This guy is awesome. He built his own nuclear reactor in his basement. Although I can't imagine living his type of lifestyle (he's rather messy for my taste) but the principles behind it all are really great: open-source, homesteading, revealing companies trade secrets lol. Worth a watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIOZ_aM ... 5n9zVNFwZw

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by stayhigh » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:14 pm

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/how-to-retire-at-40

Haven't seen it yet, as it will be broadcasted tomorrow, but it should be interesting :)

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Post by jennypenny » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:55 pm

stayhigh wrote:
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:14 pm
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/how-to-retire-at-40

Haven't seen it yet, as it will be broadcasted tomorrow, but it should be interesting :)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... rtune.html

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Post by ducknalddon » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:21 am

stayhigh wrote:
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:14 pm
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/how-to-retire-at-40

Haven't seen it yet, as it will be broadcasted tomorrow, but it should be interesting :)
I don't think I'll bother, knowing Channel 4 it will be full of stuff to press your emotional buttons.

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Post by stayhigh » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:54 am

ducknalddon wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:21 am
stayhigh wrote:
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:14 pm
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/how-to-retire-at-40

Haven't seen it yet, as it will be broadcasted tomorrow, but it should be interesting :)
I don't think I'll bother, knowing Channel 4 it will be full of stuff to press your emotional buttons.
I don't watch tv at all, so your opinion made me even more curious about it. Just wonder how mainstream media will show FIRE for regular citizens :)

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Post by brighteye » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:44 am

Ridgedale Farms youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/mrintegralpermanence
Richard Perkins has a permaculture farm in Sweden, where he does regenerative agriculture. He set up his farm to be a profitable business and not just a homestead fantasy. You can tell that he plans everything in advance (in the long winter months) and they gather a lot of data to improve the results (weight gain of broilers, number of grass species, profit from the various enterprises...).
For example he has laying hens which are not super profitable but the eggs are how you get customers. Once they buy eggs from you, you can sell them other products (like meat, poultry). So the broilers they have are very profitable, but he needs to buy feed from outside the farm which is not ideal. In the long run, he plans to have geese (or ducks? I forgot which one), who eat grass so no need to buy feed. But right now his customers are used to broiler meat, so it will take some time for them to accept geese/duck meat.

I am constantly amazed at how much they accomplish. And he has cute forest pigs :D

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Post by ffj » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:08 am

@brighteye
Subscribed. Pretty impressive outfit he has going on. I can't hep but notice though that every successful permaculture project has tons of volunteers and interns working on the farm. It's a lot of work.

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Post by brighteye » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:35 pm

They do have a lot of interns because they teach courses. And that is why they can do A LOT. But he has calculated how to scale the farm and still be profitable with only a family (and some help in the summer months) as well. If you are interested, listen to the podcast episode 225 on permaculturevoices with him. I loved that one.
http://www.permaculturevoices.com/build ... ture-v225/

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Post by ffj » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:11 pm

Brighteye

I will check it out. Thank you. I really enjoy seeing permaculture that works.

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Post by enigmaT120 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:57 pm

ffj wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:08 am
@brighteye
Subscribed. Pretty impressive outfit he has going on. I can't hep but notice though that every successful permaculture project has tons of volunteers and interns working on the farm. It's a lot of work.
Ugh, one of the guys who works with me just quit to go do that, be an intern. Of course (feds) it will take a couple of months to replace him, by which time the work load will probably be a lot less. I need to quit.

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Post by jennypenny » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:27 pm

CFPUP panel discussion from March with John Michael Greer, James Howard Kunstler, Chris Martenson, Frank Morris, and Dmitry Orlov. The discussion starts @15 with a discussion of Trump's election and then they move on to more ERE related topics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOFc0ZEmaHI

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by Smashter » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:23 am

Interesting discussion. I was struck by how positive they were when talking about the economic effects of central planning under the USSR. Maybe my understanding of economics is too many Wheaton levels below theirs, but that caught me off guard. I thought the ultimate lesson with all that was how fragile their systems ended up becoming. I guess I need to read more into it.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by ffj » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:12 pm

@brighteye, enigma

An answer to the free labor question directly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prhROHbSUG0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us-X21rqkDA

I like this guy.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by brighteye » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:07 pm

Yeah, funny that he spoke about this topic just now, but I guess he is confronted with this critique a lot. I really liked the way he talked about it, I like his personality.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by ffj » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:33 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOY-az6bxY8

Smart people starting a farming business in Denmark. They are acolytes of Richard Perkins listed above. Even if you don't want to be a farmer, it's pretty interesting how they are doing this intelligently, and some of the technologies and techniques available to them are pretty neat.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by Dream of Freedom » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:43 am

How The Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHe0bXAIuk0

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by JWJones » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:25 pm

I was a member on David's "Sovereign Life" website for years, and I'm still a member, now that he's changed it to "Freedom Confidential."

Here's his YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7QIFF ... j3vm53bDiA

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by Seppia » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:11 pm

I strongly recommend watching the new BBC documentary Blue Planet 2.
So far two episodes were broadcast (one was last week, the second was a couple hours ago).
I clearly have a special love for underwater stuff, but it's really fabulous.
If I were a billionaire, I'd have paid to have Sir David Attenborough narrate a day if my life.
"And, slowly, he gets out of bed and makes coffee. Italian coffee of course"

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