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brighteye
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How The Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

CS
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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.

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@ffj

Did you get a load of all the *ties* and stuff that kid had? The one whose father was paying for his 100k in student loans. He had probably one tie for each work day of the month!! I found that totally distracting - all while listening to the sad tale of his grandmother still working at 72. SMH

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MDFIRE2024 wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:58 pm
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.
Thanks, this confirmed my suspicion that state and capital are working together in the Nordic welfare states. It actually works as a protection for those on top. But I do think that it makes it harder for those trying to climb the ladder. Even though his diagrams didn't show it.

But it would have been interesting to compare $ millionaires per capita instead. I wonder if that would still favor Scandinavia? It will as well be interesting to see in 10-20 years with probable growing number of middle class-wealthy people who emigrate. I believe that part of our success has been similar cultural norms within society and that is now at least in Sweden turning. This is probably Sweden specific though. Every time I go to Norway for work I get inquiries of what the hell we are doing to our country?

There is a emigrate discussion off the radar on blogs and social media. Here for example is a blog series from a Mensa member who see through PK, evaluate options and execute. Tip for Scandinavian readers.

https://mensanen.blogspot.se/p/emigrera.html

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jennypenny wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:35 am
Broken Eggs film about not saving enough for retirement. Forumites aren't going to learn anything new.
:lol: this was suggested on my YouTube Home page. I was going to mention it here but I thought it was so ridiculous I didn’t.

I kept trying to figure out where the fat guy and his wife were in the Bay Area from their backyard view. Those idiots! He’s ancient by Silicon Valley standards and he has been acting like another great job is a mouse click away on his Mac. :lol: :lol: :lol: “the self proclaimed corporate gypsy” just keeps ringing in my head. It doesn’t matter what you proclaim, wake up dude!

I mean the guy had just had multiple layoffs from 60-65. He doesn’t even wonder if the world is telling him something.

At the end I’m not sure if moving the kids in to pay groceries (seriously if grocery bills are an issue in the Bay Area you’re done) and rents good or bad.

What did I learn? There’s a bunch of idiots holding on to an extravagant lifestyle there who haven’t cut back. Somehow John Goodman’s monologue about this from the gambler echoes between my ears.

“Ball players who can’t play anymore, assholes trying to maintain standard of living not possible anymore.” “Are you fucked up temporarily because you’re temporarily fucking stupid.”

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rJjKP8vYjpQ

Edit - come to think of it I had two neighbors like this when I lived in Los Altos. Laid off management from National Semi and Intel. After ten years they got it and the for sale signs went up. In the meantime it was pathetic.

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http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/arti ... llennials/

analysis of financial uncertainty among millennials. brute agrees with some of the things about regulations (mostly zoning and licensing).

CS
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@Brute
Thanks for sharing that article - it was an informative read for me.

Edit - also liked the Star Wars reference was good. Had to look that one up!

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BRUTE wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:56 pm
http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/arti ... llennials/

analysis of financial uncertainty among millennials. brute agrees with some of the things about regulations (mostly zoning and licensing).
So do I - both issues are solvable at the ballot box. In the meantime so many blue collar jobs are going unfilled - its a big problem now and its going to be a bigger problem as the older generation of boilermakers, electricians, welders, pipefitters, and plumbers retire.

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This video reminds me of ERE "thinking outside of the box".

https://youtu.be/VNGFep6rncY

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