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UnMeilleurReve
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Here's how I see it. No matter how we do this, the best and easiest way to prepare for this endeavor is to start saving money. A lot of money. As much money as is humanly possible. As a group. Then, once we know what we're going to do and how we're going to do it, start soliciting donations and aid-in-kind. If we receive any aid-in-kind, we need a place to store shit. We can't store shit until the land is available.

So, for now, could I ask everybody to open up a savings account specifically for this purpose? I personally recommend Wells-Fargo, seeing as how their stocks managed to go up the last time I looked and they're the largest bank in the nation, which means they probably won't bankrupt. Oh! And we can also freely transfer money between accounts if we all use the same bank, if needs ever be.

Again, we can't start soliciting until we have *everything* in place so that our benefactors know that this is really gonna happen.

The other thing we might want to look into is the actual starting costs of all of this. If we go off-grid, the only thing we really know that we need is wind-generators and power storage and regulation devices. Who's the current specialist on that? Do we have one?

We're also going to want to know the cost of cement (and there are MANY different kinds) and any other building materials we might use. If we're building underground, we want to know the cost of tons and tons of various forms of waterproofing (the mother earth article in the hobbit section is a good start).


Fucking capital...
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Zeerahks
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For people going to/in college: scholarships!  A lot of scholarships will pay you a check, which you can then cash and use for anything (namely: PopTerr).

In my case, my parents have saved enough money for two years of college, which means any money I get from scholarships is mine alone (and most can go straight in to this).

Unfortunately, I won't be using Wells-Fargo for now (no branch nearby).  But if anyone needs money, I'll be happy to send some your way.

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vov35
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I will move my account there since the current one is in a fucking fascist federal credit union.

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glorfon
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I'm likely to acquire a lot of debt in college.  I'm currently trying my best to save money for college so look at it this way any money I put towards college is debt I won't have when we start the commune.  However if I get into Yale I'll finish college with money to spare, so wish me luck.
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vov35
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well... as we are talking about money. Don't travel via travelocity, they basically stole $2200 from my family. There is a full post on the STW forums. but seriously: how in the shit do we get money when they are taking it from us for no reason.

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UnMeilleurReve
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Vov: that's super shitty. Bummer, sorry man. Hope that gets worked out.


I'll be incurring debts, as well. I'm expecting to have 28,000 in debts by the time I've got my undergrad...
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vov35
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hmmm... where can we get a good reliable source of money?

lereveur... If i tell enough people how much they suck... they will lose more than 2200$ of business... hopefully

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UnMeilleurReve
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For now,  I say we save as much as possible. Also, I *am* planning on obtaining a doctorate and all. I'm sure I'll be able to figure out something... Anybody else doing something or preparing something profitable?
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Zeerahks
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Just a Bachelor's in Computer Science, though with that I can probably get a higher paying job than most people.

Oh, a bit of a change in my schedule.  I'll probably be doing three years of school now, instead of two.

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This year at school I'm going to offer to clean peoples dorm rooms to make money.


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