So a change from my normal subject matter for this post, not the usual news related posts. Recently with the inevitable collapse of the economy I have been looking at alternatives, mainly Cryptocurrency. Now I believe, like many others cryptocurrency is the way forward in the move away from this corrupt banking system, we currently have. The one I decided to initially investigate and dabble with was StartCoin which also very cleverly doubles up as a crowdfunding platform. Their was no particular reason other then it was setup in part by Max Keiser who I follow and quite enjoy the Keiser report. So in short I love the ideas of crowdfunding and was dabbling with cryptocurrency and StartCoin integrated both of these so seemed a good starting place.
From this I have learnt more about other Cryptocurrencies such as BitCoin and now am looking into this also. You can get into mining, which I won’t explaining as it took me a while to get my own head around! I see it as a good way to make free BitCoin and when things do collapse at least i’ll have some BitCoin and StartCoin (if I can get it working thats is :) ).
Anyway i’ll get on to the title of this post now! Through the StartCoin crowding platform StartJoin I discovered StartPeeps a new social media platform. Now I know this sounds like an advertising for it and yes in a way it is, but for a good reason. StartPeeps has a new concept it pays you the user! I know is sounds crazy to believe but there are good people out there. Basically how it works is they advertise and cut the profit with the users simply and I have to say I like that. The advertising thing I ummm, I don’t know but in reality advertising is happening and thats not going to change fast, I personally don’t let it convince me so I happy to make a little profit on this principle. And the big and fantastic reason for joining is it’s could move people away from the big social media platforms that just profit from people and get richer and richer and sell our data. So i’d rather be apart of StartPeeps personally and make a few StartCoin to save for my dream of having a sustainable farm and a completely holistic Occupational centre (my new take on the Nursing Home). All this i plan to be raising funds for on StartJoin at some point but that is a whole post for the future.
So Please have a look at StartPeeps and join up if it suits you I make a dollar if you sign and get 100 friends (or there about) but for me thats not the reason I want people to sign (i won’t complain though, so will you if you do sign I might add). This social media platform is not corporate run and therefore does not censor things, you can post videos about things i.e. Palestine and they stay there. Social media needs to be free from censorship and people moving to StartPeeps means we can share with more people and so new ideas and truths, without censorships. Anything that moves away from the corporate control in my book is a good thing!
So please join StartPeeps here, I hope to see you there. I know it’s maybe not ideal but I think at least we can take away some of their control through this! To an extent to beat them we have to join them!
There is also StartRevAdd where you can buy ad packets and make small profit out of them, it’s appears to work so far for me. Take a look if your interested in that :)
Thanks for listening and don’t feel pressured :)
I saw this on inspiringyourspirit’s blog and just had to share it.
This powerful message speaks for itself!
Please take note and make the effort to stop the demand for Palm oil. I for one what my kids to grow up in a world where we have forest and wild animals including Orangutan’s!
As the video says we can make the companies using these destructive practices to produce palm oil, STOP! They only prodcue it because there is a demand, if we stop creating that demand, we together can save future families of Orangutan’s. Then who knows maybe one you will experience the joy of seeing a wild Orangutan in the wild with your future generations!
Source: We Need To Do Something Before It’s Too Late! The Power IS In Your Palm
You would think doing a part-time degree would allow a little more spare time, but no it does not work like that! On top of the course you have to work part-time as well, hence the lack of recent posts. Another reason is I have been reading and absorbing information, and there is a lot happening out there!
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Therefore the way I read WordPress is all a change, using the tag options, which brings in so much more, whist at the same time enhancing the volume for me to pile through. I have also decided to change the way I write my blog putting more of my thoughts and a few videos in one post maybe having a little bit of a theme each post (ooh exciting). So there we go, I hope I can produce more content and you all find it readable and informative.
Today I wanted to sum up a bit of what I have been reading and my thoughts on it all. There is a lot of far-out stuff been thrown around, some of it very scary, some of it just a too weird to be true. By using the tags to search subject such as Palestine, Syria or Economic collapse, there’s such a wealth of information, far better than that of the newspapers I used to read! Now I know I’m sounding like I’ve rediscover the wheel, but to me this was of relevance. Thinking about what a newspaper is (as you’ll know from my previous posts my opinion for the agenda driven press does not amount to
Recently I have been looking at new angles and approaches to the mess we humans are in, not necessarily how to solve them but how I can personally process them to make sense of it all. An inevitable financial collapse is on the way, whether it’s this month (as some economists are saying) or the next couple of years I don’t know, but you don’t need to a genius to see it on the horizon. The question is how quickly we get there or in layman terms how long they hold it of with quantitative easing or fancy jargonistic disguises. It could collapse in another war, but then we are pretty much in world war 3 now anyway. Personally I think we could all do with a reset and go back to more natural ways, the majority of the world live in obscene luxury and it’s not needed or even beneficial come to think of it. The solution in my opinion is, as i’m you can guess is Sustainability!
I am therefore trying to tailor my blog towards this aspect, with information on how to best move from a so called normal life to a sustainable one. This is all from my perspective as and when I discover or find new information, this recently has tended to be in the form of videos about how to make things for sustainability. Recently I have not written much about Equality, which is also essential for human survival. So at the moment their is not a lot of reflective content in my blog just raw information, not just due the fact of it being a kind of direct outlet for my personal research (which I want to share with the world) but also my minimised time caused by my degree and working my butt of on minimum wage trying to forge a living to provide for my family.
So for a little bit of Equality and something I know I could certainly benefit from! My Reiki, Mediation and Yoga (when I do it) benefit me tremendously but ’Listening & Council’ sounds great. We could all benefit from listening a little more, I know I certainly could, not for want of trying I might add, but the fact listening techniques are not understood enough. In my field of care and rehabilitation it’s essential, but listening requires awareness and participation in order to be a complete package, actually hearing something is only one aspect of listening. As I have touched on a number of occasions our ancestors had more answers than we do now in many aspects. These ancestors often sat in circle around a fire and told storying in turn passing down information, knowledge and even resolving conflicts. Compared to this technique of listening when have again lost another ability our ancestors possessed; communication!
In this video Leon Berg does his best to reinstate it into our ethos, Enjoy:
I have often pondered with idea of community living and Eco Villages, I have to be honest the appeal of Co-housing does not appear to grasp me. I left my years of student housing years ago and the idea of Co-Housing strikes similarities to this for me, I know people would be older and wiser with all the trimmings, but I am one that likes my quiet time. And yes even the odd time I like to wonder around in inappropriate attire, as in boxers not women clothes or anything like that, not that there is anything wrong with people who do that sort of thing.
Anyway this video shows a bit of both but mainly eco villages and while I like this idea I am not keen on how it is executed in this example. The village design means people actually have to purchase the house, like a real mortgage which to me spoils the sustainability aspect as well as the ethos of it! Thats my thought anyway, I mean their actually doing it and i’m still wrapped up in the economic world of capitalism (but with an aim to escape when I can).
Watching this did get me investigating this idea and I found the second video, now thats the kinda of house I want to living and make to me thats how Eco villages should be. Looking at the Living in the Future website I then found a Welsh Eco village that seemed to run a better system called Lammas.
I feel that Co-Housing is not the move for the future for me as people need their space, a communal building in a village should present to provide the community element, this way around it gives the residents the option. So in a round a bout round up Eco village are the way forward for me. I would love to move into one like Lammas or even set one up with some like mined people, I just have to overcome the financial problem which enforces a strange kind of irony that you have to have money to leave the system. Anyway it’s something to save and work towards and mark my words it will happen one way or another :)
With current news talking of the inevitable economic crash dominating certain media sources (i.e. not the mass media), I have myself considered the idea of moving away from the UK. Unfortunately unlike Chris Matenson I don’t have the cash to purchase land and set up a sustainable lifestyle. I would love to if I could, to the extent I have even identified a plot of land I would like to purchase for the venture. I will just have to do what I can where I am though, I hope my planning and information gained through reading of blogs and non-mass media have prepared me enough. To be honest regardless of an economic crash I would love to set up a sustainable farm/community if I could.
But Chris’s story is not wasted, his story empowers us and shows us it can be done, with a little work. I have definitely taken a lot from this video and hope you will too. It has boosted my determination to create that kind of lifestyle for myself and family. I for one will be taking his advice and sharing it with you along with my other findings on sustainable living.
A quote from Chris Martenson “Money is not a comprehensive descriptor of wealth. Your deepest wealth lies in the strength and resiliency of your community.”