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Western Red Cedar
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A unique maker space out in the desert:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgQlvJ2cNBo

johnsmith84730
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Retirement at 40? Do without today, enjoy later.
https://youtu.be/_CtR6a-sd1E

Can turn on auto-translated subtitles for any language - they do a half-decent job...

sky
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Discussion items used by the Junto group, organized by Benjamin Franklin:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junto_(club)

The Junto's Friday evening meetings were organized around a series of questions that Franklin devised, covering a range of intellectual, personal, business, and community topics. These questions were used as a springboard for discussion and community action. In fact, through the Junto, Franklin promoted such concepts as volunteer fire-fighting clubs, improved security (night watchmen), and a public hospital.
List of questions

This is the list of questions Franklin devised to guide the discussions at Junto meetings (from Franklin's papers, dated 1728, and included in some editions of his autobiography):[5]

Have you met with any thing in the author you last read, remarkable, or suitable to be communicated to the Junto? Particularly in history, morality, poetry, physics, travels, mechanic arts, or other parts of knowledge?
What new story have you lately heard agreeable for telling in conversation?
Has any citizen in your knowledge failed in his business lately, and what have you heard of the cause?
Have you lately heard of any citizen's thriving well, and by what means?
Have you lately heard how any present rich man, here or elsewhere, got his estate?
Do you know of any fellow citizen, who has lately done a worthy action, deserving praise and imitation? Or who has committed an error proper for us to be warned against and avoid?
What unhappy effects of intemperance have you lately observed or heard? Of imprudence? Of passion? Or of any other vice or folly?
What happy effects of temperance? Of prudence? Of moderation? Or of any other virtue?
Have you or any of your acquaintance been lately sick or wounded? If so, what remedies were used, and what were their effects?
Who do you know that are shortly going [on] voyages or journeys, if one should have occasion to send by them?
Do you think of any thing at present, in which the Junto may be serviceable to mankind? To their country, to their friends, or to themselves?
Hath any deserving stranger arrived in town since last meeting, that you heard of? And what have you heard or observed of his character or merits? and whether think you, it lies in the power of the Junto to oblige him, or encourage him as he deserves?
Do you know of any deserving young beginner lately set up, whom it lies in the power of the Junto any way to encourage?
Have you lately observed any defect in the laws, of which it would be proper to move the legislature an amendment? Or do you know of any beneficial law that is wanting?
Have you lately observed any encroachment on the just liberties of the people?
Hath any body attacked your reputation lately? And what can the Junto do towards securing it?
Is there any man whose friendship you want, and which the Junto, or any of them, can procure for you?
Have you lately heard any member's character attacked, and how have you defended it?
Hath any man injured you, from whom it is in the power of the Junto to procure redress?
In what manner can the Junto, or any of them, assist you in any of your honourable designs?
Have you any weighty affair in hand, in which you think the advice of the Junto may be of service?
What benefits have you lately received from any man not present?
Is there any difficulty in matters of opinion, of justice, and injustice, which you would gladly have discussed at this time?
Do you see any thing amiss in the present customs or proceedings of the Junto, which might be amended?

Any person to be qualified as a member was to stand up, lay his hand upon his chest, over his heart, and be asked the following questions, viz.

Have you any particular disrespect to any present members? Answer. I have not.
Do you sincerely declare that you love mankind in general, of what profession or religion soever? Answer. I do.
Do you think any person ought to be harmed in his body, name, or goods, for mere speculative opinions, or his external way of worship? Answer. No.
Do you love truth for truth's sake, and will you endeavor impartially to find and receive it yourself, and communicate it to others? Answer. Yes.


Frugalchicos
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Interesting documentary about how Cuba became an organic island and how sociopolitical events can lead to exceptions like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEHCRnWUQ_4

WFJ
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I thought this was a fascinating documentary on how making life more challenging can be beneficial.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/d ... 6/2046153/

Western Red Cedar
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Kiss the Ground offers a rare glimpse of hope in regards to climate change. It looks at regenerative agriculture from a variety of perspectives. It is currently streaming on Netflix:

https://kissthegroundmovie.com/

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Andrew Huberman Labs
https://hubermanlab.com/

Andrew D. Huberman (born September 26, 1975 in Palo Alto, California) is an American neuroscientist and tenured professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He's made many contributions to the brain development, brain plasticity, and neural regeneration and repair fields. Much of his work is focused on the visual system, including the mechanisms controlling light-mediated activation of the circadian and autonomic arousal centers in the brain, as well as brain control over conscious vision or sight.

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The Surest Way Out of Misery

https://youtu.be/R50MI4VXtOI

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Don't Look Up (Netflix)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbIxYm3mKzI

A satirical social critique in the same realm as Idiocracy.

2 scientists discover that a 5-10 km wide comet is going to hit earth and kill the planet, alert the president (a combination of Hillary/Trump) only to find that she and society can't be bothered due to politics, status, pop culture and more or less idiocracy.

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There is a new series of Ben Fogle's New Lives in the wild on Channel 5 UK. Only yet seen the first two episodes. First one is about a sales manager who retired at 39 to a Portuguese mountain top (and made friends with local dominatrix who accidentally killed one of her clients...its slightly bizarre)

The second episode is a German/Austrian coupling who moved 40 years ago to County Mayo in a semi-self sufficient lifestyle.

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Shawn of My Self Reliance built up a new homestead last year-some of ahouse, greenhouse, root cellar etc and filmed the whole process. I really like the style of his greenhouse. Seems like you could add a table and chairs in there and have a really nice spot to hang out (and escape the bugs) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qagf0Q8hlqk


I also found this kid really impressive. 18 yo is building this cabin in Sweden with pretty much just an axe. A remarkable end result, and with no prior experience!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBX5qh09OIE

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