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Re: My home and native land

Postby _sabotage_ on Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:24 am

In twenty years after we have waged war on another 10 countries, stripped ourselves of more rights, convicted another 16,000,000 people for cannabis, increased the income gap further, made university as much as it costs for cancer treatment, stratified ourselves into castes and are as easy to manipulate as the villagers in Age of Empires, you should expect more than 1 new member of the disenchanted and disenfranchised.

You haven't wiped your hands of the matters, you have just decided your path of least resistance and greatest personal benefit. But when you watch them do it to your neighbour in silence, who do you think will be there to speak for you when it's your turn?

You are a lawyer in the pacific northwest? Maybe you work with my uncle in Seattle. Maybe you have heard of my mother, she is quite a well known lawyer, she represented a country in their suit against Madoff, drafts laws for countries and represents the World Bank. Or maybe you know my godmother, who runs several international legal organizations, including the VIS east, which is attended by universities from around the world. Or perhaps you know a finite set of skills which allow you to live a comfortable life without thinking too much about the consequences of your efforts further than how they further your own immediate self interest.
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Postby 2dimes on Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:45 am

Life is unfair and something, possibly government is going to get most of us sometimes. There has been "castes" way before we got here.

It's a choice to wash it off and move on. You have made it. I'm just trying to tell you, you're going in the right direction. Keep up the good work. Yes we can still smell it on our skin for a while, there's no deoderant that will fix that. Only time will wear those layers of contaminated skin off.

I'm not suggesting when you finish reading this you can go and instantly be happy, that's pretty unrealistic. I am saying if you can continue to try, it would be best. If it wasn't going to be difficult you would have done it instead of bringing the whole thing up.

If we choose to not wash it off it might become an infection and that will be worse than the original problem.

To forgive and forget is not for the benifit of those that have wronged you. They don't care, they are the same regardless. It's for the benifit of yourself and your family. Embrace them, love them and enjoy them. It's all that's truely good sometimes.

I'm not telling you anything new, I'm trying to be supportive.

I don't know, maybe Canada is the best place in the world. If I find somewhere that is noticably better, I'll try to let you know while I'm moving my family there. My opinion is similar to your's, exactly like the US things seemed better 20 years ago. Then again, it might just be nostalgia. There are a lot of things that are without a doubt improved.
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Postby 2dimes on Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:57 am

I simply ignored and avoided any dealings with the government.


If that's your desire you have for certain picked the wrong place. Everything has some sort of a layer of Government here.

The good part, it's supposedly a helpfull government that wants to do nice things for you like free healthcare. The bad part, they are not really great at it. You pay taxes to provide that "free" healthcare and sometimes people can't get something done for a long time or ever, unless they go to the US and pay for it.

sometimes it's great and you can go to the doctor even though your credit card is maxed and it's not payday.
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Re: My home and native land

Postby _sabotage_ on Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:29 pm

I'm going to grow and work with hemp. I would like to show my son how we can make the environment work for us.

It will be at least three years before I will see my first crop, due to the aspects of the application.

Nova Scotia has a lot of lime and a simple mix makes breathable, craft-able, energy friendly building material. Ten acres can make enough for seven houses. Plus you have the seeds and fibre. Since you can craft the material, you can design it towards thermal gains, rain collection systems, prevailing winds, snowdrifts, thermal coupling. With a rocket stove fueled by hemp your energy needs are basic electronics.

A years utilities brought to zero, with a slight investment in solar or wind or hydro, you could power several of these houses at the energy used by a single conventional one. Several in an area, designed to meet the needs. 14 acres could then feed clothe and house 7 families for free, while providing them access to economic opportunities working with hemp, or letting them work in their normal job. Since hemp is legislated as a single use crop, it would be convenient for local farmers to trade, and form research and development teams to market the products. But hemp developments could also be openly traded on the market to developers worldwide. This would provide means for economic green development across the globe on a localized scale.

Hemp can be used as a paint base, waterproofing material, floor material, roofing material, cloth material, can be used for any fibre glass, can make 6,000 litres of fuel per acre, or 6.8 tonnes of coal, car body, carseat, but we haven't even begun to develop the science around the plant.

Hemp can be grown on marginal land to improve it. Not only would growing hemp improve air quality, provide a high quality of life from its products, but be a competitor in a more destructive economy. It could absorb some economic stress back to the center of a physical environment rather than one dependent on who's in power in Iraq and how much someone was fucked on the stock exchange.

Now just three years of bureaucracy to go to get started, but that will give me plenty of time to buy up land, do research, take workshops, attract partners.

In a place like Nova Scotia, a corridor of activity could mean the life of the province, and most places are like Nova Scotia. It could pump resources into activities that will provide us with a competitive advantage as the stress on resources escalates and the ability to use them efficiently is a necessity. Just three years if I don't check any boxes that say automatically denied.

But I don't know, I don't get much love from boxes. Maybe I should try another country with fewer restrictions, or just hit Alberta and work from the hemp already being grown. But I don't see why I shouldn't have the freedom to pursue a healthy project in a grave economy. Healthy competition empowering the local population is welcome, right?
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Re: My home and native land

Postby fadedpsychosis on Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:40 am

BigBallinStalin wrote:
AAFitz wrote:Actually, I think you succeeded in trolling, to an alarming degree.


No, I was pretty sincere. Eventually, you will realize what the following means:

Some people need to recognize the difference between their perception of me and the actual me. The presumption of knowledge can lead people to distorted realities. Hopefully, they can overcome that problem.

BBS, you often seem to intentionally lead people to misconstrue your words and intentions... in fact, the face you show here in the forums seems intentionally designed to be misleading as to your true nature... BBS, are you a sock puppet?
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Re: My home and native land

Postby BigBallinStalin on Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:50 am

fadedpsychosis wrote:
BigBallinStalin wrote:
AAFitz wrote:Actually, I think you succeeded in trolling, to an alarming degree.


No, I was pretty sincere. Eventually, you will realize what the following means:

Some people need to recognize the difference between their perception of me and the actual me. The presumption of knowledge can lead people to distorted realities. Hopefully, they can overcome that problem.

BBS, you often seem to intentionally lead people to misconstrue your words and intentions... in fact, the face you show here in the forums seems intentionally designed to be misleading as to your true nature... BBS, are you a sock puppet?


Why, yes, I am.

How did you realize this truth?
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Re: My home and native land

Postby fadedpsychosis on Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:49 pm

BigBallinStalin wrote:
fadedpsychosis wrote:
BigBallinStalin wrote:
AAFitz wrote:Actually, I think you succeeded in trolling, to an alarming degree.


No, I was pretty sincere. Eventually, you will realize what the following means:

Some people need to recognize the difference between their perception of me and the actual me. The presumption of knowledge can lead people to distorted realities. Hopefully, they can overcome that problem.

BBS, you often seem to intentionally lead people to misconstrue your words and intentions... in fact, the face you show here in the forums seems intentionally designed to be misleading as to your true nature... BBS, are you a sock puppet?


Why, yes, I am.

How did you realize this truth?

this helped: http://sockpuppettheatre.com/
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