RESILIENT LIVING: Homesteading 2.0 — A Home That Pays for Itself – By John Robb


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– It’s harder than ever to become secure.

  • Expenses are rising.
  • Incomes are falling and good jobs are in perpetual decline.
  • Investments aren’t performing (and pensions are evaporating).

It’s already tough, and it’s going to get tougher still. Fortunately, there is a way to route around this damage.

If you have a little space to work with, it’s possible to build a home that doesn’t cost anything to live in.

A home that isn’t constantly dragging you down with:

  • Mortgage payments.
  • Tax payments.
  • Insurance payments.
  • Utility payments.

It’s pretty clear that a home that pays for itself is the dream home.  It’s the home where it’s possible to actually become economically secure.

Not only that, a home like this actually protects you against almost all of the extreme events headed our way — from financial meltdowns to government bankruptcies to weather disasters. Protection you can’t have by buying…

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VOODOO ECONOMICS: When Capitalism Turns to Cannibalism – By Charles Hugh Smith


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With authentic growth scarce, there’s no other way to reap huge profits but cannibalism.

When people say “capitalism has failed” or “capitalism has succeeded,” we have to ask: what type of capitalism do you mean? Authentic capitalism, in which capital is placed at risk to earn a return in a competitive, transparent marketplace, or do you mean cartel-state capitalism, or crony-capitalism, or monopoly capitalism or finance capitalism, i.e. the types that dominate the global economy?
As long as most startups crash and burn, and anyone with a few bucks and plenty of inner drive can start an enterprise, authentic capitalism still lives. But let’s face it, authentic capitalism occupies a diminishing corner of the U.S. and global economies.
With a work force of 150 million and around 120 fulltime workers, the U.S. economy has about 6 million small businesses with employees and a few million self-employed (sole proprietors)…

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Chris Hedges: The Enemy is Corporate Power, Part 2

Yes corporate power is same as royalty. We must depose the tyranny and restore our civil liberties. A Reformation if you will.

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with Chris Hedges

TheRealNews on Jul 7, 2015

On Reality Asserts Itself, Chris Hedges and Paul Jay discuss Ferguson, Baltimore and the need to build a movement with candidates that targets white supremacy and corporate capitalism.

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A Revolutionary Pope Calls for Rethinking the Outdated Criteria That Rule the World by Ellen Brown

The Pope be praised. Hail Mary and pass an Occupy Wall Street Protest sign.

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
July 3, 2015

Pope Francis’ revolutionary encyclical addresses not just climate change but the banking crisis. Interestingly, the solution to that crisis may have been modeled in the Middle Ages by Franciscan monks following the Saint from whom the Pope took his name.

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