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31  General Category / Lounge / Parties on: February 26, 2013, 09:04:03 PM
This may sound a little weird but, recently I was invited to a party by a classmate of mine. I am twenty and I have never "partied" before and haven't had the most exhilarating social experiences my life. In any rate, I have been invited to this party, and as would be expected, I have quite excited and nervous.

The reason why I am posting this is because I would appreciate it if anyone would be so kind as to share their experiences involving parties. What should I expect? How long do these things go for?  Is it customary to bring something? Any and all information would be most appreciated. 
32  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Who Owns the Media? on: February 08, 2013, 08:02:39 PM
Thanks for those images. The first one is somewhat outdated as CBS is no longer owned by Viacom as of 2006. Also, it does not list Disney owning LucasFilms, which it acquired in 2012. As to the car manufacture image and Australian media image, I am unsure if they are one hundred percent accurate, but will look into it. Again, thanks for the images.
33  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Who Owns the Media? on: February 08, 2013, 11:35:15 AM

What awareness will this raise? What is the purpose of this?

The goal would be to raise awareness to the fact that the media in this country is controlled by a small cluster of corporations. There are alot of people who just simply do not know that the majority of television channels are owned by only four or five corporations.

I would like a eye catching graphic that could be circulated on social media websites, so that maybe, just maybe, someone may notice it and it may spur them into further investigation to discover the facts.
34  General Category / General Discussion / Who Owns the Media? on: February 08, 2013, 12:56:14 AM
As we all know, or should know, the media of the United States is dominated by a small group of corporations. The largest of these corporations include, Viacom, Time Warner, News Corp, Disney, Clear Channel, CBS, and Comcast. What I am wondering is if anyone can locate an internet image that conveniently displays the top five or so corporations and their subsidiaries. The goal of this image would be to raise awareness on social media websites. Much of what I have been able to locate related to this issue are outdated. Most images, and information, seems to be from around the time of the second term of George W. Bush. Also, I would like to figure out the percentage of the media market (excluding internet) that these corporations own.

If anyone could either find this information/image, or even make them, they'd be doing a service for liberty.
 
35  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Subterranea on: February 04, 2013, 08:58:52 PM

Well, I know little about the Native's role in the area but I do know that gold mining was a big thing on the property. Some of the mine entrances still exist.

Oh shit, that solves half the problem of implementing this now doesn't it?  Shocked

As kunkmiester stated, you should be careful as many mines, especially those built before the 1950s, are built shoddily. Also, try to figure out what they were mining for, as it would give you a glimpse of the area's past geological history and potential use for the future. Here are some websites that will tell some information about mines and the potential dangers of them. I'd recommend learning about all of these dangers, so that you can prevent them from happening.
36  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Agorist Gun Sales on: January 29, 2013, 06:18:01 PM
What is even more interesting is to see how the mainstream media completely ignored, or at least buried in the article, the aspect of collectors offering money for the guns, and instead focused on how someone reportedly brought a missile launcher.

Link: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/29/16754974-missile-launcher-shows-up-at-seattle-gun-buyback?lite
37  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Subterranea on: January 25, 2013, 06:01:23 PM

He's just saying that if you were to try a hidden subterranea you should get to know the land well. At least, I think.

Yes, precisely.


It happens to be a family-owned area, and I should definitely take the time to explore it more fully since most of it is untouched.

I would encourage you to do so. I would also like to emphasize how invaluable it would be to study the history of the land. Which Native American tribe(s) inhabited the land prior to European contact? When Native Americans were forced off the land, was the land used for something (mining, agriculture, pasture)?
38  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Food Forest on: January 22, 2013, 12:20:01 AM
Growing up in Eastern Oklahoma I'm use to this lifestyle. The funny thing is people in the city or other areas are wanting to learn about this lifestyle and how to do it. The folks in my area are becoming lazy. For instance many people, including my mother, use to can their own food. Now, they don't and it's becoming a lost art.

It reminds me of that old saying, "You always want what you don't have." A coworker of mine made the observation that the people who don't live in a heavily urban like watching shows like Madmen, while the people who do live in cities and towns like watching shows like Ax Men or Mountain Men. Maybe there is something to be said about human nature?

In any rate, you are a very lucky individual in that you know someone in your immediate family who possess these "traditional" skills. I wish I could be only so fortunate to have that opportunity.   


39  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Food Forest on: January 16, 2013, 11:04:20 PM
You should check out Sepp Holzer; he's from Austria and has been doing this kind of stuff since the 60's.


I looked into Sepp Holzer and his work (or should I say nature's work and his knowledge) is amazing. For anyone that is interested on Sepp Holzer check out this article.


I am currently utilizing a similar system, but I've expanded it to include Bees and Bats as well.

That sounds awesome. Do you have an photographs or videos to show as an example for those of us that hope to one day do the same? It is one thing to read, but another to see. I'm really curious to how you integrated bats into the system. While their usefulness is obvious (fertilization and distribution of seeds), do you have a problem with the bats consuming too much of the edible fruit, leaving none for yourself? How do you get them to stay in one area? How does one acquire bats?

40  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Food Forest on: January 15, 2013, 12:28:19 AM
I don't know if this adds to the conversation, but a lot of people in this country are starting to replace their plants and grass with actual food gardens. Governments have been clamping down on these actions for quite some time.

Governments cannot allow people to be self-sufficient because then people would undoubtedly ask, "Why is there a government?" If an individual household, or small band of individuals, all work to together (by consent of course) and are able to provide their own food, water, and shelter, then they need no government.

I have only heard of governments eradicating gardens that are on the front lawn and/or are within city limits. But, undoubtedly as the government seeks to increase its power, it will move to legislate against backyard gardens, and gardens outside of city limits. 

Examples of governments destroying gardens:
~ (United States) http://reason.com/blog/2012/06/21/tulsa-destroy-survival-garden
~ (Canada) http://toronto.mediacoop.ca/newsrelease/13169
41  General Category / General Discussion / Food Forest on: January 14, 2013, 08:03:48 PM
I have always been interested in the natural world, specifically the cultivation of plants and the interactions between the various species in a given environment. It has been my observation that Western 'civilization' has been constantly trying to distance itself from nature, whose efforts were exponentially increased by the Industrial Revolution.

Yesterday, I stumbled upon the concept of a 'Food Forest'. While I had seen the term last fall during an anthropology class when studying the ancient Maya, I thought nothing of it at the time. Only yesterday, did I encounter several videos demonstrating the true magic of Gaia

Videos:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG7HqKoOGhY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG7HqKoOGhY</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_vRG66wkA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG_vRG66wkA</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hftgWcD-1Nw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hftgWcD-1Nw</a>


I decided on posting about this topic because I want everyone to think of the possibilities that could occur if voluntaryists use this technique. This technique would allow voluntaryists to achieve complete food independence. After college, I will most definitely grow my own food forest.
42  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Subterranea on: January 09, 2013, 11:18:22 PM
Well I do know of a location that meets most of the suggested requirements. It happens to be over a thousand acres and legal encroachment is very unlikely due to how remote the area is...

Then further explore that location. Learn about everything that is above, below, and on it. Discover where the deer sleep, where the water flows, and where the birds soar. Learn about the Earth. What is it made of?  How was it made? How does it behave? Learn about its history. What was the location like before Western civilization settled it? Before Native Americans settled it? Before the Ice Ages? Before the Dinosaurs? You must reach the point where you know and understand that land as if it were yourself. 
43  General Category / Lounge / Re: Colleges? on: January 08, 2013, 10:38:58 PM
As someone who is transferring from a community college to a university, I will share this advice.

Your Major: I contemplated pursuing a BA degree in History, but I decided to pursue Anthropology as it opened up slightly more opportunities, especially in the realm of research. Since it sounds like you have already done your first 2 years, you are going to have to stick to history, which is not a bad thing. Now, with History, Anthropology, or similar fields, you are not going to have very many, if any, job opportunities that are related to that field. But there is no need to worry. There are plenty of jobs out there that just want someone who has been to college no matter their degree. Almost any retail company (Target, Safeway, etc.) will hire you on as a low level manager and you'd make decent pay (Target starts off with around a $65,000 salary). Also, I know many here would never work for the government, but if you are open to it, there are a ton of jobs. State and Federal law enforcement (local deputies start at around $70,000 here), Park Rangers (start at around $40,000 but you get to live at a ranger station), and lots more. Also, if you decide to pursue your MA or Doctorate, their are many more opportunities especially in your field of study.

Transferring:  For me, transferring is a breeze. I just have to have to take my major related classes (Cultural Anthropology, Archeology, Physical Anthropology) and then take general education courses to have a total of 60 units. For you, I would assume it is probably something along the same lines. If your school's academic advisers are good, talk to them. Mine aren't worth the chair they sit in all day. Transferring in state in between public institutions is the easiest in finding out what will transfer and what won't. If you transfer in state, but from public to private, some classes may not count. If you transfer out of state, again, some may not count. If you really want to transfer out of state (I considered it at one point), send an email to the school's academic adviser and tell them of your situation and most likely they should be more than willing to help you.   

As to the people on this site that say 'college is worthless' or 'never work for the government' those are people that:
~have parents to teach them a 'practical' skill,
~have rich parents that can send them to private schools their entire life
~or are unemployed.

I am assuming you are majoring in history because you love it, just as I do. As my ma has always told me, "Do what you love son and happiness shall follow." If that means you have to work within the system, then so be it.       
44  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Another Reason To Switch To Linux on: January 07, 2013, 01:02:43 AM
Well, I switched back to Windows. At least after this whole experience I no longer use Vista and now use Windows 7.

iTunes sucks!!

Yeah, I don't like the program, but my family uses iPods, so they needed the program.



Secondly, there's something you're going to be told many times. The sooner you heed the advice, the better. At this point in your adventure it's time to RTFM. That stands for Read The Fucking Manual...Oh, and that manual is going to take several days, or weeks, to finish. Just take your time and walk through it step by step. You'll get there. Linux is going to be what you'll likely use for a very long time. You might and well get to know it intimately as soon as possible.

If people want to spend weeks reading a manual just to figure out how to operate a computer, more power to them. I ain't willing to do so. I don't want to have to spend three or four hours figuring out a workaround every time I need to do something new. I shouldn't have to be a computer programmer in order to make a computer do what I want it to do.

My personal opinion for anyone out there reading this thread. If you want to use the internet covertly, then use Linux. If you want to use your computer for anything else and don't want to major in computer engineering, then stick with what you know.
45  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Another Reason To Switch To Linux on: January 06, 2013, 07:55:00 PM
Wow, I don't know about this Linux operating system. I don't know why everyone is so gun-ho about this operating system. To do even some relatively simple tasks, like installing a printer or iTunes, takes a ton of time. It seems like nothing naturally works on Linux. For everything you have to do some huge workaround that takes hours of work, and half the time it still doesn't function properly. I can't even get my printer to work after spending half the day experimenting with drivers and workarounds. And I spent all of yesterday trying to get iTunes to work and can only get the program itself to work (won't sync).

Is there a version of Linux that uses the same format as Windows? Meaning it has a C-Drive, Recycle Bin, Program Files, etc? If Mint 14 is the closest to Windows as one can get, then I might have to go and download a Windows 7/8 iso and switch back because I can't do 95% of the stuff I could on my old system. All I can really do so far is surf the Internet. 
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