Commune Living

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  1. eagleseven
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    eagleseven Quod Erat Demonstrandum

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    This might shock some of you, given my Libertarian tendencies, but I recently enjoyed the opportunity of living on an old commune in rural California.

    And I enjoyed it! Granted, it was an up-scale commune with most of the residents doing business outside of the commune, but the warm community atmosphere was something I found seriously lacking both in our urban centers and suburban sprawl. An excellent environment to raise a family, where you needn't fear letting the kids out at night.

    Being the Libertarian I am, there's a business opportunity in creating commercial neighborhoods that mimic the best parts of commune living. Principally, there needs to be the recognition of private property that enables economic growth while also requiring property-owners to contribute and maintain community-owned property. Give everyone a commercial incentive to maintain the grounds, so to speak. I do think some commercial enterprises have built such communities, but not in the Midwest where I live.


    Any of you have any experience living on a commune or a housing co-op? What are your experiences?
     
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    More like rural areas are.

    People in eastern KY did not wait to be rescued during the floods there this year they rescued themselves and others. They did not seek out motels to stay in they stayed in others homes.

    Big cities and Urban areas suck and in my opinion create a lot of problems for America.

    Is rural England rioting and burning right now?
     
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    A very good point. Do you think we can bring these benefits to the city, or does the very nature of high-density living make it hostile to community?
     
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    Could you spend the rest of your life in this commune? Why did you just pop in for a visit?
    Why don't you go back, live there for 10 years, and get back to us?
     
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    I was visiting my family who have lived there for 25 years and loves it. They're highly-educated professionals, so we're not talking stinky drug-addled hippies.

    Homes on this commune sell for $500k-$1million.
     
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    So, are they pissed Warren Jeffs will never be coming home?

    :eusa_whistle:
     
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    We're talking California here...they're elite upper-class liberals, the Ariana Huffington crowd.

    I'm probably revealing too much about my background, huh? XD
     
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    Yeah, I know the type.........I'm surrounded by a bunch of 'em here in Malibu.......Trust me, they just LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE me.:cool:
     
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    Damn hippie!!
     
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    This can't be true. The only commune liberals live on is the Democratic plantation supported by welfare!!!
     

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