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 on: May 31, 2019, 11:01:54 am 
Started by Luck - Last post by Luck

Homeschooling in the Philippines: Frequently Asked Questions

Books For Successful Homeschooling

Stop Stigmatizing Homeschooled Kids

Unschooling and Socialization Again & Again & Again

"hey! teacher! leave those kids alone"

Love Against the Machine: The Enormous Joy of Discovering that Unschooling Works

Musings of a night owl reference librarian . . .

Let Kids Learn What They Want

New book: Read Yourself an Education, Vol. 1

How Summer Learning Can Make Your Entire School Year Better

Why should you homeschool year round?


Self-Directed Education

Peer Unschooling Network

Self-Directed Learning

 on: May 30, 2019, 09:20:01 pm 
Started by Dreepa - Last post by Russell Kanning
Well 1st .... the FSP is not in charge of that group

I agree that this forum has less privacy violating going on, but I guess some other people prefer fb.

I think the owner of that group doesn't visit here very often.

 on: May 30, 2019, 02:06:12 pm 
Started by SteveA - Last post by SteveA
Here's a video (mostly audio) regarding combining ideas from permaculture (a preference toward allowing agriculture to be supported naturally instead of trying to force nature into boxes) with agorism (possibly technically illegal but generally useful, desirable and socially beneficial actions)

The term "Permagora" was coined for this (Caution: most anytime such subjects are considered limited to being iconizable, verbalized or believed to be entirely logically comprehended by such symbols, there's almost certainly at least a few, and likely many, nuances and subtleties lost in translation - in other words, trying to place them into boxes removes the magic.  Whatever value such magic might provide is yours to determine.  A related concept is that anything ultimately infinite will never fit within a finite box and occasionally "life happens" is unavoidable and sometimes even desirable)

I personally believe there are people who've become desparate enough that they simply can't survive or afford to follow whatever laws they may believe exist.  Any real laws that exists do not even need be discussed - they simply exist, (almost) irregardless of discussion.  Most conversions simply provide entertainment value and don't provide much of any enduring value or meaning beyond the moment.

Permaculture and Agorism ("Permagora")

Ok, wait, I seriously don't want to present everything  in such a negative light.  Here' s something more positive and inspirational :)

Geoff Lawton - Greening the Desert

There are a LOT of possibilities.  I'm beginning to think it's less a matter of IF these things can be fixed but more a matter of, assuming we DO have some large changes then WHAT should those be like ... that's an extremely interesting question.  I remember vaguely hearing someone say that it's easier to dream up 1000 hells than it is to dream up one heaven ... *** hmmmm ***

 on: May 30, 2019, 11:05:21 am 
Started by Dreepa - Last post by motorious719
I WILL NOT join that platform just to look for jobs...  I thought being Libertarian meant the belief in the philosophy of self ownership and privacy falls into that categorically IMO.  Using a known privacy violating platform such as Fakebook is bad optics for FSP and I would strongly urge the discontinued use of it immediately for everyone.

Why not just post job openings into this forum exclusively?

 on: May 28, 2019, 12:46:00 pm 
Started by Luck - Last post by SteveA
Hi again, Luck.

I began typing a larger post but I'll try to keep it short instead.

Instead of focusing on the political game, I've been moving toward being more independent and shifting what my time, attention, resouces and energy supports toward things more immediately important to myself.  I can't say I've gotten nothing from basically being a "nice guy" but the return on investment hasn't been great and I've gotten tired of doing my part to support the rat race.  It's hard to build something enjoyable and stable for the future when the rules keep changing.

I order to skip past a lot challenges, I've been focusing more on being self reliant and need less and less of "the system" to get by.  Also, after bumping in to a few people who've been willing to stoop pretty low in trying to get what they've wanted I've realized there are times when it's appropriate for a bit more hardball approach, especially when reality puts you between a rock and hard place - in those cases there's really no choice, but there's also nothing (else) to lose, and though it can be rather sad and humbling on one hand, it can also be very liberating.  If life has consequences no matter you do, then the flip side is that everything opens up as an option and it's more a matter of weighing those options than being restricted to having few or none.

On the CO2/Global Warming hype:

1) I was beginning to compute what the average temperature would be if 100% solar radiation (about 1000 watts per square meter) was absorbed and it was continually reradiated as largely infrared radiation into space by blackbody radiation - that's how parabolic heaters work, but I found someone else had already done that computation and the result was an average of 55 degs fahrenheit, which seems pretty close to what we have - it's colder at night and at the poles, but much hotter toward the equator and at day time.

In fact, I just had the thought that the temperature underground would be better representative of the average and CHECK THIS OUT!  :D

There are often talks of ground temperature being a constant 55F at 6ft or so.


It's practically sad to consider how much time, energy, resources, concern etc. have be wasted on the CO2 subject.

I actually think the smog reduction and clean air pressures are what caused some of drought in California and increased snow and hailstorms elsewhere.  I'm not saying the reduction in air pollution is bad but when cars and factories were changed to burn emissions more cleanly, this resulted in less soot and ash, which is largely carbon being burned as well.  When carbon is burned it becomes carbon dioxide (CO2) - no biggy, the plants love it (Global greening ;) - in fact most the other emissions regard nitrogen, phosphorus and organics which are all used in fertilizers, so pants don't have a problem).

One concern though is that burning those fuels with catalysts and at unnaturally high temperatures converts it to gases with little soot or ash like fires naturally produce.  This reduces the ability for water vapor to condense into raindrops
It is important to note that particulate matter (very tiny particles made up of dust, soot and salt) play a very important role in the formation of water droplets. They serve as a nucleus around which the water will settle.

CO2, nitrous oxides etc. are gases that are soluable in water, including water vapor and most natural fires produce smoke or soot which allows that water vapor to condense into rain, which returns those gases to the earth and thus tending to limit the quantity if those gases in the atmosphere.  I don't think there's really much of a problem but if taken to extremes - we got rid of most all dust/soot/carbon/ash etc. and required fires to burn cleanly etc. then we'd (ironically? or is it just something about government being predictable?) end up with little of any rain and the density of those gases increasing over time.  I seriously have wondered in the focus from carbon dioxied to carbon itself was intentional (considering how the failing global warming debate quickly switched to climate change instead, I wouldn't be surprised).

Also note that when "acid rain" is referenced, these would be a combination of largely carbonic acid (basically very diluted soda water) as well as phosphoric acid (which interestingly enough is also added to sodas to give the coke flavor!)  and nitric acid, which could be more of a concern but nitrogen is not normally very chemically reactive and many plants aren't able to extract much nitrogen from the atmosphere and rely upon other sources of nitrogen to survive otherwise fields can go fallow for years until nitrogen levels (as well as likely other elements becoming slowly available due to erosion or slowly deposited by rainfall).

I remember telling some people at work these ideas and a few weeks later there was a large brushfire near there.  I was thinking that if the ideas were true we should see a lot clouds in the area soon or get some rain.  The next day I came into work and there were flood warnings with the air smelling like a forest after a fresh rainfall.  I mentioned it to a coworker and he said he'd already been thinking the same thing.  There was another larger fire some months later and though it didn't rain it was interesting to see the brown smoke from the fire rise and slowly change into grey and white clouds.  I did some searching on the net and found quite a few similar observations though usually phrased in a more negative way like "mountains near cities have less snowfall." (with the unspoken comment that it would instead rain more at lower altitudes with less humidity remaining to freeze as hail or snow elsewhere) or "clouds form downwind of cities" (makes sense).

Cloudseeding is a related subject.  Also, the subject of chem or contrails is related because if the're fewer particles in the atmosphere for water vapor to condense, the humidity would increase and cause the atmosphere to be closer to its condensation point (Cloud chambers are a related subject and any disturbances or exhaust emissions would be more likely to cause condensation and have the trails persist for longer.  (Also, with increased humidity, even without increased temperatures it could feel warmer ;))

In California we used to have a thriving agricultural industry (anyone remember California oranges ... seems like a thing of the past now) but with less rainfall and likely a reduction in soil fertilization.  Another issue could be that with mass irrigation and transportation a lot of minerals, including rarer elements (boron, selenium and such - take a look at the ingredients in Miracle Grow ) are extarcted by growth locally and then transported, likely to a coastal city and the flushed into the ocean whereas prior to that those same resources would have been continually "recycled" locally by nature. 

An interesting side idea is that rain will continually leech soluable materials from the ground as well as erode other materials into the ocean.  The ocean is actually a great source of many minerals and some people have used ocean water or seaweed as fertilizers.  Some plants can grow in highly saline environments (barley and potatoes).  Some plants are even capable of semi encapsulating salts making them chemically inert and effectively performing desalinization.  It could be interesting to discover a bit of value to sort of "returning" some of the ocean back to the mountains.

Well, once again I failed to make this short and not ramble.  If you made it this far, mucho congrats man!   ;D

Once again, these are just some more ideas to kick around.  Have fun.

 on: May 27, 2019, 09:02:00 am 
Started by Luck - Last post by Luck

BIZ & ECONOMICS (Statist News below)

How you can change the world with just two words: END FICA

How we can prevent recessions and depressions

The Wealth Detective Who Finds the Hidden Money of the Super Rich

U.S Manufacturing SLUMPS To 9 Year Low In May

Three Reasons Flawed Capitalism Is Still Better Than Perfect Socialism

POLITICS & Statist News

UK Police Escort Armed Masked Muslims On Their Way To Attack Women And Children

Canadian Government Goes Full 1984 – Creates Approved News List

Florida Creates Law Obligating School Administrators To Punish Students Who Deny The Phony Holocaust

'Revolution' in Poland as nation confronts church pedophiles

Toxoplasmosis: A Manipulative Foodborne Brain Parasite

Trump To Declassify “Bucket 5” Russiagate Docs

The Militarization of America’s Police: A Brief History

Another Congressman Asking FCC for Proof That 5G is Biologically Safe. Have Any of Yours?

5G, or “5th Generation,” wireless: Amplified EMFs Coming to Your Neighborhood Soon

Closed border = small government and more freedom for citizens

Tulsi Gabbard Talks to Tucker Carlson on Syria False Flags: She Warns of Possible War With Iran

Over a Dozen Children Come Forward, Exposing Network of Pedophile Cops Abusing Them for Years

Cops Open Door to Home, Don’t ID Themselves, Kill Innocent Unarmed Teen and a Dog

Cop Caught on Video Harassing, Fining Flood Victims for Trying to Help Each Other

Police Found Complicit in Conspiracy to Cover Up Massive Child Sex Ring in Catholic Church

Video Shows Cops Respond to Hostage Situation by Killing the Hostage—No One Fired

Shielding the World From US Chaos

The Perils of Modern Medicine

White House Bypasses Congress, Sends More Troops and Weapons to Middle East To Counter Iran

The Inside Story of How Denver Decriminalized Magic Mushrooms

North Dakota's Food Freedom Law boon to indie cooks and farmers, irritant to regulatory busybodies

Which U.S. States Have The Worst Roads?

How Washington Has Become A Warmonger's Paradise

Yair Netanyahu, son of Israeli Prime Minister, calls for Muslims to attack Europe and reclaim Spain's North African exclaves

JPMorgan Chase accused of purging accounts of conservative activists

I Can't Fucking Stand Nose Rings

BBC already blaming "online misinformation" and MEMES for anti-EU parties doing well in European elections

SOLAR GENERAL: Most Controversial, Censored and Forbidden Web Site in the World [so it claims]

 on: May 27, 2019, 06:41:22 am 
Started by Luck - Last post by Luck
TJ, global warming isn't caused by CO2. It's only fake science that says it is. Too many people believe all the pretend science in the media and the miseducation system. There needs to be more awareness of the fraud, which I try to help with. If people knew more about past global cataclysms caused by asteroid impacts etc, which caused the ice age a few thousand years ago, they could realize that the warming trend since then has only been a result of the Earth returning to its natural temperature. Sea levels have been slowly rising for thousands of years as temperatures have been returning to normal (thanks to things like more sunshine reaching more of the surface as upper atmospheric dust has gradually settled out). Learning about the Younger Dryas impacts would help a lot to bring such awareness.

 on: May 27, 2019, 06:34:48 am 
Started by Luck - Last post by Luck
Thanks, Steve. For some reason Free Staters don't seem to be interested in local sovereignty much. They want to reform state government, but not local. Hopefully something will come along to get more of them interested. Like there's been talk of Free Town projects, but that doesn't seem to be going anywhere the way the liberals are with local environmentalism etc. I'm afraid the dummy liberals will try to start calling CO2 a pollutant and try to make laws against that. Global Warming has nothing to do with CO2. I'm a liberal libertarian myself.

Are you interested in working to improve local ordinances? That's what sovereignty means.

 on: May 26, 2019, 11:42:54 pm 
Started by Luck - Last post by Luck
I'm waiting till Monday morning before posting this week's news update.
Okay, I'm working on it now.

 on: May 26, 2019, 05:52:18 am 
Started by Luck - Last post by SteveA
Some suggestions on how to resolve possible problems to this would be to limit the scope of laws in both time and space and have them focused primarily upon the individuals most immediately involved.

Examples of this could be:

1) Limit the duration of applicability of laws (reduce its extent of influence over time) - in other words, expect that laws will need to be updated.  Maybe adding a "Sunset" period to the law in which it either needs to be revoted upon or altered in order to remain applicable.

2) Limit the area over which the law applies - for example, instead of trying to create a law regarding all "desert ecosystems" (even including other planets etc.?), a local government can create its own unique set of laws regarding a specific area within its juresdiction.

3) Limit the law to being primarily applicable to the immediate disputes between individuals involved.  In this case it would hardly even be considered a law but instead just a specific court ruling over a specific dispute regarding land use.

That's just a bit more food for thought.

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