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Title: A Crazy Question..
Post by: RannFox on October 18, 2007, 05:21:20 pm
  I was wondering, just how many people have had enough of this Bull in this country that they would leave everything and start over in the confedercy. If you have read the books you will know what I'm talking about.  The Wiz and Yolanda  for an example.  Or do you think we can change this sorry excuse for a country into something better.  PLEASE don't give me any flack about this question, I'm a Viet Nam era veteran and served my country thinking I could make a difference. That did not work.
Title: Re: A Crazy Question..
Post by: Sean Roach on October 18, 2007, 05:32:36 pm
I'd gladly move to the confederacy, but I'd want a return channel.  I have family here.
Would I leave my job, my possessions, my way of life?
Yes.
Would I leave my family?  That's the tough one.  I think I could convince my dad to move...
Then there's the farm...
Title: Re: A Crazy Question..
Post by: Rocketman on October 18, 2007, 06:49:04 pm
I'de be willing to bet that a large percentage of the population (at least in this country) would be willing to pack up and move to the
Confederacy if a way were found to get there.  It's no surprize to me that Congressman Ron Paul is doing as well as he is right now.  Most candidates of each parties nomination usually have a few dozen people show up when they appear in a town.  Right now Paul's pulling in anywhere from one to two thousand.  People are not the idiots that the mainstream press makes them out to be, they know that they're being lied to, swindled and enslaved and want a way out.  If a broach does open, expect this government to put a news blackout on it and demand that the people leaving surrender everything worth anything behind to the government.  >:(  >:(  >:(  >:(  >:(  >:(  >:(  >:(  >:(  >:(
Title: Re: A Crazy Question..
Post by: Bog on December 23, 2007, 01:44:27 pm
Wouldn't even wait to grab my laptop.
Title: Re: A Crazy Question..
Post by: Rocketman on December 24, 2007, 05:11:00 pm
Bog:
     Haven't heard from you in quite some time.  I remember that you were planning to learn a new type of animation software.  Did everything work out?  ???
Title: Re: A Crazy Question..
Post by: Bog on January 07, 2008, 05:10:18 am
Very decent of you to ask, Rocketman - I'm still in the throes of learning Maya. People go to university to study it for years, and I'm having to crowbar my efforts into my spare time between paying gigs. 

I'm at the Rutherford-Appleton labs tomorrow, looking at an extention they're making to their particle physics wing which they want me to visualise.  I shall keep a tight eye out, while I'm wandering around the synchrotron, for any glownig blue interstices in the air, or Laporte Paratronics pens - if you never hear from me again, you'll know I made it ;)
Title: Re: A Crazy Question..
Post by: Rocketman on January 07, 2008, 09:56:10 am
If you run into Vaughn Meiss give him my reguards.  ::)
Title: Re: A Crazy Question..
Post by: Bog on January 09, 2008, 12:15:22 pm
A jolly interesting day with the high-energy physics types, but sadly no glowing blue wibbly things.

Steaming great proton accelerator, though.  And I seem to have clicked with Maya at long last, so things are all going as well as they can aboard USS Blaire, America's slowest aircraft carrier ;)
Title: Re: A Crazy Question..
Post by: Rocketman on January 12, 2008, 05:14:15 pm
Thought that it might be of interest to let everyone see something that I spotted awhile back on the Tuesday,
Oct. 16, 2007 issue of "The Sovereign Society Offshore A letter" that I get every weekday.
According to a recent Zogby poll, there are about 350,000 American and resident aliens that leave America EVERY YEAR.  And when polled if they had considered leaving the country the numbers were shocking. (to Zogby but not to me) In a current U.S. population of about 303 million people about 1.6 million Households have decided to move offshore and are starting preparations.  1.8 million households are seriously considering it and 7.7 million households are "somewhat seriously" considering it.   Also about 3 million Households are considering buying a vacation home in another country.
  To quote Bob Bauman who is a former Maryland congressman and the author of the article that means that almost 10% of the American population is ready to leave.  The largest age group isn't retired citizens but Americans from the 25 to 34 age bracket.  Like I said before, the American people aren't as stupid as the government thinks they are.
Title: Re: A Crazy Question..
Post by: wdg3rd on January 13, 2008, 02:21:34 am
Anybody gives me a few hundred thousand of those millions of peoples' email addresses, I can tell them about the Free State Project.  That many folks, we can not only free New Hampshire but also Wyoming and a couple of other western states.  But something tells me those folks are not fleeing what some of the rest of us consider tyranny.  Not if they're headed for Europe and other socialist territories.

If three million households are considering buying offshore vacation property there is a weird break in communications about the present financial situation in the US.
Title: Re: A Crazy Question..
Post by: Rocketman on January 13, 2008, 01:04:19 pm
That's a valid point wdg3rd.  The article was written in reguards to the relationship of the U. S. tax codes and not primarily yours and mine primary complaint being the disintergration of individual rights in this country.  However these are interesting numbers and I thought for the purposes of this discussion on how many people would like to immigrate to the Confederacy the people on this site might like to see these numbers.  8)  Having said that let me add that there are a number of countries in the world where a person would have more freedom, Belize, Panama, Chile and Costa Rica come to mind.
Title: A Crazy Question
Post by: BodasodsReush on November 10, 2010, 06:36:12 pm
So let me just throw this crazy question out there to hear your feedback. This question is based on our upcoming move and search for a new house.

What style of house would you recommend for homeschooling? If you could pick a house style what do you think would best suit the homeschooling dynamics?

Also, are there any parts to your house that really hinder or help homeschooling?

Thanks for your help
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Title: Re: A Crazy Question..
Post by: wdg3rd on November 10, 2010, 10:29:09 pm
That's a valid point wdg3rd.  The article was written in reguards to the relationship of the U. S. tax codes and not primarily yours and mine primary complaint being the disintergration of individual rights in this country.  However these are interesting numbers and I thought for the purposes of this discussion on how many people would like to immigrate to the Confederacy the people on this site might like to see these numbers.  8)  Having said that let me add that there are a number of countries in the world where a person would have more freedom, Belize, Panama, Chile and Costa Rica come to mind.

Problem for me with those "our world" countries is that the only Espanol I recall from growing up in a half-Mexican suburb of Los Angeles is when I drop a brick on my foot.  In those days most of the kids of Mex ancestry (mind you, some of their families had been there close to two centuries, my father's family got there in 1936) were being pushed by their parents into assimilation, most were not allowed to speak Spanish outside of the home.  So as a kid I learned only the wrong words (since those kids occasionally dropped bricks on their feet or had other stressful moments).  That and I developed a mental block against the language during junior high (Reginald M. Benton [who the f u c k ever he was] Intermediate School in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District) because during each of 7th and 8th grades we were required to have one(1) semester of science and one(1) semester of Spanish.  Two of either per year was not in the schedule, since the second semester science class was a repeat of the first for those who'd taken Spanish during the previous.  I'd been into math and science since Mrs. Reilly stopped me from flunking arithmetic in 3rd grade by giving me a glimpse into the real thing it might lead to (I'm still a math geek, but it's mostly self taught).  If I had to have both, let it be parallel, not serial.  And Spanish was the only choice (where my "assimilated" classmates had a serious advantage in the curve).

I can read short-word Spanish.  Can't speak it aside from short (polite and impolite) phrases and at my age I don't have the spare time to start again.  I'll live and die in the middle section of North America, though closer to the Quebec border than the distance from where I was born to Baja California).  And while I can't speak much more French than Spanish, I can read it adequately, though I mostly know the language from the Dumas books, which took much work with a Larousse and my friend and high school French teacher (the late Scott Colbath) to plough through.  (Don't get any notions -- Scott and I were no more than friends and the only two [that I knew of] science fiction readers [there were some Trekkies] at Laconia HS -- I was saddened to find his obit when I was trying to find contact info before my first PorcFest -- in 30 years I'd figured out some of the references in some Poul Anderson stuff and other books we'd swapped).

My father's family has been in the US since the 1850s (and went straight back into coal mines in Pennsylvania and Western Virginia like those they'd left behind in Wales).  My mother's family was here long before the US (starting with the second boat to Massachusetts).  I will leave only with my geography.  G-D willing, it will be California that leaves first.  It would distract DC from the smaller issue of New Hampshire seceding.  (Hey, I have no family and few friends left in California -- my ex and her kin don't answer emails, SEK3 is dead).
Title: Re: A Crazy Question..
Post by: Rocketman on November 11, 2010, 09:41:08 am
Ward:  If you seriously want to learn spanish then go on "Youtube" and look up "professor Jason spanish lessons", "expert village spanish lessons" or go on the web and look up "Spanishdict" or my favorite "SpanishPrograms.com"  I've been on all of them and depending on what your looking for one of them will fit your needs.  Glad I could help.  ;D
Title: Re: A Crazy Question..
Post by: Plane on February 13, 2011, 10:13:16 pm
Not a crazy question.

I think that the answer is in the number of people who left other countrys to build a life in the new world, they were promised freedom and land and they came in shiploads ever more and more, it isn't over yet.

I think another new world would not have to promise anything more than freedom and land , then they would have plenty of recruits.
Title: Re: A Crazy Question
Post by: terry_freeman on February 14, 2011, 09:21:15 am
So let me just throw this crazy question out there to hear your feedback. This question is based on our upcoming move and search for a new house.

What style of house would you recommend for homeschooling? If you could pick a house style what do you think would best suit the homeschooling dynamics?

Also, are there any parts to your house that really hinder or help homeschooling?

Thanks for your help
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I never really thought about home architecture in those terms, but I think I'd go with an open layout where children are involved with daily life. At the moment, I am babysitting two young ( 1 and 2 years of age ) children, and we have gates to keep them from getting into trouble, but they also come into the kitchen to watch and learn from the adults. As they get older, they'll participate - washing and cutting vegetables, stirring sauces, and so forth. My daughter's children stand on a chair and help with the cooking.

My approach is sort of a "directed unschooling", which seems like a contradiction in terms. A 100% unschooler would be very laid back, letting children learn whenever they wish. This works very well, I am told, but I'm not able to just sit back to that degree. However, I gently offer instruction; I don't push it.

This past weekend, I visited my daughter. Her children - who range from an infant to 8 years of age - came to me and asked to play games of five-in-a-row and Go. As we played, I thought of small lessons, appropriate to each child. I also showed them "triangular numbers" and showed the geometric idea behind the n(n+1)/2 formula. It was low-key and fun. If they weren't interested, we'd do something else.

The eight-year old beat me once at five-in-a-row. His 4- and 6- year old siblings understand the ideas of an "open 4", "open 3", and know that making two simultaneous "open 3s" is an winning tactic - but they can't pull it off yet. Their older brother did. :)

They'll not be challenging Lee Sedol or Lee Changho any time soon, but they're learning to play the game of Go.

I brought an abacus with me. I didn't offer any instruction - just let them play with it. The four older children, from 2.5 up to 8 years of age, all understand counting and addition ( and a lot more ) already; the 7 month-old is of course too young. I watched the kids play with the abacus, counting, adding, creating triangular shapes. Older kids showed things to younger kids.

Re: architecture, the home should also have private spaces. Sometimes people need to be alone for a while, to process things, to play quietly, to read.

The kids have lots of computers, and there is space to crowd around and watch what's going on. I also showed a few short Python programs - things like "range(2,101,2)" and "sum(range(2,101,2)" - and related them to the triangular numbers which were laid out on the Go board.