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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:21 am
by ducknalddon
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.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:54 am
by stayhigh
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 :)

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:44 am
by brighteye
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

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:08 am
by ffj
@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.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:35 pm
by brighteye
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/

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:11 pm
by ffj
Brighteye

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

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:57 pm
by enigmaT120
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.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:27 pm
by jennypenny
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

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:23 am
by Smashter
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.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:12 pm
by ffj
@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.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:07 pm
by brighteye
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.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:33 am
by ffj
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.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:43 am
by Dream of Freedom
How The Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio

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

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:25 pm
by JWJones
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

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:11 pm
by Seppia
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"

Where in the world is it easiest to get rich? | Harald Eia | TEDxOslo

Posted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:58 pm
by wolf
Where in the world is it easiest to get rich? | Harald Eia | TEDxOslo
https://youtu.be/A9UmdY0E8hU
Interesting view and a bit funny. It comes down to a comparison between Scandinavian countries and the US.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:35 am
by jennypenny
Broken Eggs film about not saving enough for retirement. Forumites aren't going to learn anything new. It's hard to watch because both sides of the problem are wrong/broken. The system can't fulfill its promises and yet people are still believing those promises and living lifestyles that are unsustainable. I also found listening to people cling to old tropes ('I can't afford to sell') frustrating.

LOL ... I'm not sure anyone will bother watching after that description.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:59 am
by cmonkey
Yea these people were just annoying as hell, making bad decisions and wanting the government and others to essentially bail them out. That's the "retirement crisis" in a nutshell.

Well except for the couple with the little girl born with a heart defect. She is so cute and I do feel bad for them. +1 that they are able to handle the bills so far.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:40 pm
by ffj
@jenny
I'm about 25 minutes into it. Pretty aggravating so far and I had to take a break. I think the guy narrating it is David Bracachio? He used to do "This Old House" if that's him.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:48 pm
by CS
I had to stop watching that when they said social security was broke. Not broke, robbed. The fund had more than enough to pay for it's obligations - until it was 'borrowed against'. A huge chunk of our national debt is to that program, because of those 'loans'. Because it DID have cash.

Also, seeing Paul Ryan spouting just made my blood boil.