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TOPIC: The fight for sustainable living as legal battles and SWAT teams prevail

The fight for sustainable living as legal battles and SWAT teams prevail 19 Feb 2015 14:40 #1

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I read about this all the time - whether it be farms , individual homes , planting herbs in your front yard , collecting rainwater , the list is endless - SO ARE THE SWAT RAIDS .

NaturalNews) Many people want to escape today's fast-paced world of 24/7 connectivity and, instead, reconnect with nature and even themselves. Others opt to forgo the traditional ways of living simply because they wish to create a truly sustainable planet, one that relies more on natural resources and less on environmentally harmful ones that are often controlled by corporations. For many, it's a mix of both, the ongoing threats of societal collapse nudging their decision along.

However, those attempting to do good for the Earth and themselves may end up facing legal battles.

Cape Coral, Florida, resident Robin Speronis is one such person. For over a year, she was living off the grid using solar energy, rain water and a propane camp stove when officials cited the International Property Maintenance Code, which says that homes should be connected to running water sources and an electricity grid, as reason for her to cease her lifestyle. "A code enforcement officer came, knocked on the door then posts a placard that says uninhabitable property, do not enter," said Speronis, a widow who lives alone.(1,2)

Ultimately, it was determined that she was guilty for not being hooked up to an approved water supply while she was found not guilty for not using the correct electrical or sewer system.

Off-the-grid living increasingly commonplace
Her story is not uncommon. It's estimated that upwards of 250,000 people make up the off-the-grid population on a national basis, typically in rural settings (interestingly, Speronis lived in a city).(3)

"The desire to 'get off the grid' is anchored deep in the American psyche," said author of Off the Grid: Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, and True Independence in Modern America, Nick Rosen. He explains that it's a longing for oneness with nature and of true self-reliance, much like the views expressed by Henry David Thoreau and Daniel Boone, that makes people want to escape the cookie-cutter way of living.(3)

Still, the ongoing struggle persists in the battle between corporate and municipal code and the personal preference to live independently of them.

In the battle between sustainable practices and municipal codes, who will win?
Montana couple James and Frances Babb are eager to install solar panels. However, their request is being met with resistance by city officials who refuse to grant their installation, saying that they present fire safety and construction concerns.(3)

More shocking is the 2013 shake-up in Arlington, Texas, of a sustainable community called the "Garden of Eden." The community was raided by SWAT teams, thought to be part of an intimidation tactic to demonstrate the wrongs of living off the grid. City code violations were given, but not peacefully; many individuals, such as the mother of a 22-month-old baby, were handcuffed at gunpoint, and their manner of entering and moving about the land resulted in the destruction of crops such as okra and blackberries.(3)

The Garden of Eden is a situation which land owner Shellie Smith said should be resolved peacefully, and with an eye on what really took place. "[T]he City codes are in violation of our natural and Constitutional rights to live freely while causing damage to no one, and since there is no damaged party, there has been no crime committed on our part," she said. "Rather, the City of Arlington has trespassed and committed robbery against us, amongst other crimes, and will be held accountable in a court of law in due time. We have been targeted by the system because we are showing people how to live without it. We are growing more than just tomatoes here, we are growing the consciousness that will allow people to live freely and sustainably, and the system doesn't want that to be known."(4)

Learn more: www.naturalnews.com/048678_SWAT_raids_sustainable_living_off_the_grid.html#ixzz3SCZxGnxP
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The fight for sustainable living as legal battles and SWAT teams prevail 21 Feb 2015 00:47 #2

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Lizzy, great share, what you have posted exposes the hypocracy inherent within the so called ruling classes. What with that and the need to have a natural food source that is sanctioned and that our emotions are punishable, makes for a sorry picture, one that I hope I can address with my own family and those around me.
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The fight for sustainable living as legal battles and SWAT teams prevail 21 Feb 2015 01:08 #3

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YEs, this heavy handedness is going on for some time here stateside. A farmer that has a large pond well stocked w/fish (it is 60 years old+) cannot take and keep in freeze/fridge more than 3 largemouth bass at any one time....ever. His pond, no matter. Careful with these topics, you will be spreading fear porn. People should be afraid, the past 30 years are pointing to a very ugly near future.
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The fight for sustainable living as legal battles and SWAT teams prevail 21 Feb 2015 02:10 #4

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I agree the last 30 years or more have been very revealing. I consider the 1970s and 80s as a golden age for the generation starting out at that time i.e. my parents generation- they were in fact being brainwashed into a capitalist dwam in order to set future generations up for the system of robbery they operate now.
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The fight for sustainable living as legal battles and SWAT teams prevail 21 Feb 2015 21:18 #5



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The fight for sustainable living as legal battles and SWAT teams prevail 21 Feb 2015 21:22 #6

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entrangermercenary1 wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy46L2wfgb0

:wissl:


Thanks! Great contribution, as usual, mercenary of zion!


:thumbup:


BTW, SZ DIF PIT Worzel, God rest his TZ soul!, was a similar great ... person.


(No, you need not respond with your typical libertarian "equilibrium", Sir Drake, thanks!).
"The truth must be repeated over and over again,
because error is repeatedly preached among us, not
only by individuals, but by the masses. In periodicals
and cyclopaedias, in schools and universities; every-
where, in fact, error prevails, and is quite easy in the
feeling that it has a decided majority on its side."

~ J. W. v. Goethe

Johannes Lang "The Hollow World Theory" Blog
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The fight for sustainable living as legal battles and SWAT teams prevail 21 Feb 2015 21:34 #7

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PFIZIPFEI wrote:
(No, you need not respond with your typical libertarian "equilibrium", Sir Drake, thanks!).

Ok Frau Fuhrer. :cool2:
1365 = 1

1.1365 = 1,283,305,580,313,352
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The fight for sustainable living as legal battles and SWAT teams prevail 21 Feb 2015 21:41 #8

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novum wrote:
PFIZIPFEI wrote:
(No, you need not respond with your typical libertarian "equilibrium", Sir Drake, thanks!).

Ok Frau Fuhrer. :cool2:


Does this mean if I am "Frau Fuhrer" - whatever this is to mean - you are officially "Sir Drake"?


(Sorry, I got a bit bored by the LOOK FOR YOURSELF trolls ;) )
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"The truth must be repeated over and over again,
because error is repeatedly preached among us, not
only by individuals, but by the masses. In periodicals
and cyclopaedias, in schools and universities; every-
where, in fact, error prevails, and is quite easy in the
feeling that it has a decided majority on its side."

~ J. W. v. Goethe

Johannes Lang "The Hollow World Theory" Blog
My Zone by PFIZIPFEI
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The fight for sustainable living as legal battles and SWAT teams prevail 21 Feb 2015 21:50 #9

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PFIZIPFEI wrote:
Does this mean if I am "Frau Fuhrer" - whatever this is to mean - you are officially "Sir Drake"?
.

No, im still Novus Ordo Seclorum, but you can call me novum for short. :cool2:
1365 = 1

1.1365 = 1,283,305,580,313,352
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The fight for sustainable living as legal battles and SWAT teams prevail 21 Feb 2015 21:52 #10

PFIZIPFEI wrote:
entrangermercenary1 wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy46L2wfgb0

:wissl:


Thanks! Great contribution, as usual, mercenary of zion!


:thumbup:


BTW, SZ DIF PIT Worzel, God rest his TZ soul!, was a similar great ... person.


(No, you need not respond with your typical libertarian "equilibrium", Sir Drake, thanks!).

Did my post get the juices flowing Frau? :wissl:

I could post pictures of my sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks and horses, but cant be faaacked :cool2:
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The fight for sustainable living as legal battles and SWAT teams prevail 21 Feb 2015 21:53 #11

novum wrote:
PFIZIPFEI wrote:
Does this mean if I am "Frau Fuhrer" - whatever this is to mean - you are officially "Sir Drake"?
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No, im still Novus Ordo Seclorum, but you can call me novum for short. :cool2:

FFS wingman you will be giving her your nickname next :mad: :nono:
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The fight for sustainable living as legal battles and SWAT teams prevail 21 Feb 2015 21:59 #12

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entrangermercenary1 wrote:
novum wrote:
PFIZIPFEI wrote:
Does this mean if I am "Frau Fuhrer" - whatever this is to mean - you are officially "Sir Drake"?
.

No, im still Novus Ordo Seclorum, but you can call me novum for short. :cool2:

FFS wingman you will be giving her your nickname next :mad: :nono:

I wont betray the wingman oath man, im still just the assistant here, she's yours... she's a tough nut to crack though.

Perhaps you do need to show her your land and livestock, nothing else has worked so far. :larf:
1365 = 1

1.1365 = 1,283,305,580,313,352
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The fight for sustainable living as legal battles and SWAT teams prevail 21 Feb 2015 22:22 #13

novum wrote:
entrangermercenary1 wrote:
novum wrote:
PFIZIPFEI wrote:
Does this mean if I am "Frau Fuhrer" - whatever this is to mean - you are officially "Sir Drake"?
.

No, im still Novus Ordo Seclorum, but you can call me novum for short. :cool2:

FFS wingman you will be giving her your nickname next :mad: :nono:

I wont betray the wingman oath man, im still just the assistant here, she's yours... she's a tough nut to crack though.

Perhaps you do need to show her your land and livestock, nothing else has worked so far. :larf:

Yes may work..a good look at my porker :ponda: :umm:
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The fight for sustainable living as legal battles and SWAT teams prevail 21 Feb 2015 23:24 #14

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She may ask you if its intact though. :wissl:
1365 = 1

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The fight for sustainable living as legal battles and SWAT teams prevail 22 Feb 2015 22:41 #15

novum wrote:
She may ask you if its intact though. :wissl:

Well not sure if it is tbh. Due to a big beer belly Ive not seen it for many a year :dunno:
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