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Old 08-15-2005, 06:31 PM   #21
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Maybe we can arrange a visit to the commune by non other than John Galt. I'd like to see the outcome of that.
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:40 PM   #22
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If one was in the neighborhood, it could be an interesting inexpensive 3 week vacation for only $2 a day up to a maximum of $20 if you can last the full 21 days.
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:49 PM   #23
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If one was in the neighborhood, it could be a interesting inexpensive 3 week vacation for only $2 a day up to a maximum of $20 if you can last the full 21 days.
We could have our own version of "ER Survivor". Who will be the last ER to be voted off the commune? Will any one make the full 21 days?

Any takers?
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Old 08-15-2005, 08:57 PM   #24
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We could have our own version of "ER Survivor". Who will be the last ER to be voted off the commune? Will any one make the full 21 days? Any takers?
OK. Who's playing the part of Richard 'no pants' Hatch?

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Old 08-15-2005, 09:45 PM   #25
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I would think that moving to a commune could be a trap. How could you ever accumulate any money to leave and start over somewhere else if you tired of it? Must make a great entry on your resume. Occupation for the last 7 years? I washed dishes in the nude at a commune. Great! We have an opening for someone of your experience.

I would be interested to know how many are on welfare, or some other government program. Education for the children? How would that work?

They want contributions for their library. Iím thinking Ayn Rand. Perhaps some Rush Linbaugh tapes ect.
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Occupation for the last 7 years? I washed dishes in the nude at a commune. Great! We have an opening for someone of your experience.
Marketing maybe?
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If one was in the neighborhood, it could be a interesting inexpensive 3 week vacation for only $2 a day up to a maximum of $20 if you can last the full 21 days.
Vacation? It sounds to me like visitor period is work relief for the regulars who live there. You'll be cleaning, patching and making peanut butter and sandals while you're vacationing.

Interesting idea as far as the whole communal living thing, but it sounds like adopting an extended family where you are the lowest ranking member. Not my idea of a satisfying social or work life.
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Living off the land is much harder work than many are willing to do, so many - including all the dope-smokin' hippies - who try/tried this lifestyle find/found it not so "romantic"...
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Vacation? It sounds to me like visitor period is work relief for the regulars who live there. You'll be cleaning, patching and making peanut butter and sandals while you're vacationing.
Well, I could develop a temporary back problem before I arrive which would require me to lay on a lounge chair for 8 hours a day. I probably would also need a back message to relieve the discomfort. I wonder how many days I can pull this goldbricking act for?
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On the plus side they seem to have beer!
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And probably some "medicinal herbs" growing out back of the barn!!
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Old 08-16-2005, 09:52 PM   #32
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Seeing the reaction of the commune to JG. I say field trip time guys!!!

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PS, Martha, I am with you-no going back to farm life and I really never lived on much of a farm. Hated hoeing the garden in the hot sun and had a bat get into my bedroom once! Yuck!!!
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