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IndividualistJerry

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This is embarrassing, but ...
« on: October 17, 2012, 11:34:48 am »

As long as this section of the forum is here, I might as well do this. Other threads in this section mentioned that this sort of thing is appropriate here.

Currently, I live in the Boston area, and, if there really is going to be economic collapse and civil unrest etc., I won't want to be in this area at that time. I am looking at New Hampshire, but don't want to make a move on my own. At the same time, I have been alone for a while and don't particularly like it, and would like to meet someone who is compatible. I am 49, white male, not married, and work from my home computer, doing web editing and some writing. If you are (or know someone who is) female and who is also alone, age 35-50 (approx.), is generally like-minded to my point of view, in the Massachusetts-New Hampshire area and interested in meeting me, please send me a PM.

Here is some more about me: I am an individualist and a voluntaryist,  believe in traditional moral values, voluntary association and private property. I am not particularly religious but I am Jewish and believe in God or a creator of some kind.

I believe in monogamy and faithfulness in relationships and marriages, and in honest, open and direct communication between people. I don’t appreciate indirectness, hinting and manipulativeness. I believe in being as self-sufficient as possible, although currently I am not as self-sufficient as I would like to be. I work from my home computer but don’t have as much as I would like to make a big move, like to New Hampshire. Also, while I do have a bit of a medical condition which is why it’s better for me to work from my home computer, I am nevertheless in good health. I’m big on vitamins and nutritional supplements, and I’m in good shape physically. I don’t smoke, drink or do drugs, and I enjoy peace and quiet – I'm not a partier, “dinner and dancing, dining around town, etc,” kind of guy, sorry. And I like classical music, not a fan of rock or rap (“rap” has a “c” missing, in my view).

Because some women have young children from a previous marriage, I will add my thoughts on today’s kids and schools:

If you read Free Range Kids, then you would understand my basic philosophy on kids. Common sense and learning the benefits of risk-taking, and freedom. I hope you don’t have kids in the government schools. They are prisons now, in which, like society in general, the kids are treated as criminal suspects and presumed guilty.

The schools also irresponsibly misdiagnose and label kids, such as “hyperactive personality,” “attention deficit,” etc. and the imbeciles who run the schools don’t understand that kids naturally have a lot of energy. (No wonder kids are acting up in classrooms now, as their recess time has been taken away from them, out of fear of a child getting injured or fear of lawsuits! It’s the Twilight Zone now in today’s schools.)

And there really shouldn’t be any communist-like mandatory compulsory attendance laws. The reason government schools exist is to indoctrinate obedience to the State and its agents, from the President to cops to the ignorant teachers. And also the schools are poisoning the kids with prescription drugs, and chemically scarring them for life. (I don’t like that.)

So for those reasons, I favor complete abolition of government schools, and of government-imposed curricula for private schools. And as far as private schools go, the Montessori program has the best philosophy: “individual-oriented, not group-oriented,” and “child-centered, not teacher-centered” (or something like that). Homeschooling is also a good idea, at least for older kids.

There have been news items of cops arresting kids, in and out of school, for no good reason. I’d like to see an innocent child (whose life is being threatened by a goon with a badge and gun) be able to do something to fight back. That child will be a hero in my view. And also, I’d like to see more “law-and-order” conservatives speak up against police cowardice and criminality.

So that's what I think about all that stuff. I realize that the second half of this might be useful on a different forum section, but I had to describe myself and that includes how I think about things.
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Re: This is embarrassing, but ...
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2012, 01:16:09 pm »

Jerry,

I just wanted to express my respect for putting yourself out there like that.  Good for you!
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2012, 01:55:15 pm »

Good luck, Jerry. You'd have a much better chance of finding that kind of lady out west... just my 2 cents worth.

I think New Hampshire is just too darn close to Mordor on the Potomac, not to mention so much else on the east coast. Far too many zombie candidates there for this old gal... but good luck anyway. :)
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Re: This is embarrassing, but ...
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2012, 11:32:16 am »

Just to clarify, I didn't mean for some of the things I wrote about myself to imply that I'm always in and never go out. While I work from the home computer and am "not a partier, or dinner and dancing kind of guy," etc., I just don't particularly like crowded places, where there's a lot of people around. And I prefer to walk along a quiet neighborhood rather than busy city streets. And I will say that I do prefer being at home with family rather than being out "with the guys."
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2012, 03:28:25 pm »

Just to clarify, I didn't mean for some of the things I wrote about myself to imply that I'm always in and never go out. While I work from the home computer and am "not a partier, or dinner and dancing kind of guy," etc., I just don't particularly like crowded places, where there's a lot of people around. And I prefer to walk along a quiet neighborhood rather than busy city streets. And I will say that I do prefer being at home with family rather than being out "with the guys."
Heh.....Join the club, bro. (besides the work at home stuff) Everything else fits me to a T. Luckily, I already found my special someone. I don't think that many here are too keen on city streets or other crowded places.
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2013, 09:11:59 am »

Well, as I look back on this, I can see that perhaps I said too much about myself initially. Maybe that was a mistake, but I've never done this kind of thing before. Or perhaps the title is not very good, I don't know. (However, it is accurate, and I am embarrassed.) So, I can understand why the response has been crickets. On a couple of other forums, I sort of tried this, but wasn't as direct about it. Well, even at 50 we can learn from our mistakes. But do you think I included too much information?
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2013, 09:28:38 am »

But do you think I included too much information?

No, not really. But you have to realize that you're singing to the choir and nothing there sparked any conversation. You didn't even come back for a month... :) How do we have a serious discussion then?

As I see it, the main problem you have is your location. It is totally incompatible with your stated lifestyle, philosophy and goals.

What do you plan to do about that? How can we help you?
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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2013, 10:56:50 am »

Thanks for your reply, MamaLiberty. I guess my location is a drawback. (Probably in the same way as a progressive or communist in Wyoming trying to meet someone.)
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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2013, 10:58:04 am »

Gee Jerry, I'd marry you myself if I didn't love women so much. ;-)
Seriously you sound a lot like me, and I wish you success in your quest. I hope 2014 brings you closer to your goals.


As long as this section of the forum is here, I might as well do this. Other threads in this section mentioned that this sort of thing is appropriate here.

Currently, I live in the Boston area, and, if there really is going to be economic collapse and civil unrest etc., I won't want to be in this area at that time. I am looking at New Hampshire, but don't want to make a move on my own. At the same time, I have been alone for a while and don't particularly like it, and would like to meet someone who is compatible. I am 49, white male, not married, and work from my home computer, doing web editing and some writing. If you are (or know someone who is) female and who is also alone, age 35-50 (approx.), is generally like-minded to my point of view, in the Massachusetts-New Hampshire area and interested in meeting me, please send me a PM.

Here is some more about me: I am an individualist and a voluntaryist,  believe in traditional moral values, voluntary association and private property. I am not particularly religious but I am Jewish and believe in God or a creator of some kind.

I believe in monogamy and faithfulness in relationships and marriages, and in honest, open and direct communication between people. I don’t appreciate indirectness, hinting and manipulativeness. I believe in being as self-sufficient as possible, although currently I am not as self-sufficient as I would like to be. I work from my home computer but don’t have as much as I would like to make a big move, like to New Hampshire. Also, while I do have a bit of a medical condition which is why it’s better for me to work from my home computer, I am nevertheless in good health. I’m big on vitamins and nutritional supplements, and I’m in good shape physically. I don’t smoke, drink or do drugs, and I enjoy peace and quiet – I'm not a partier, “dinner and dancing, dining around town, etc,” kind of guy, sorry. And I like classical music, not a fan of rock or rap (“rap” has a “c” missing, in my view).

Because some women have young children from a previous marriage, I will add my thoughts on today’s kids and schools:

If you read Free Range Kids, then you would understand my basic philosophy on kids. Common sense and learning the benefits of risk-taking, and freedom. I hope you don’t have kids in the government schools. They are prisons now, in which, like society in general, the kids are treated as criminal suspects and presumed guilty.

The schools also irresponsibly misdiagnose and label kids, such as “hyperactive personality,” “attention deficit,” etc. and the imbeciles who run the schools don’t understand that kids naturally have a lot of energy. (No wonder kids are acting up in classrooms now, as their recess time has been taken away from them, out of fear of a child getting injured or fear of lawsuits! It’s the Twilight Zone now in today’s schools.)

And there really shouldn’t be any communist-like mandatory compulsory attendance laws. The reason government schools exist is to indoctrinate obedience to the State and its agents, from the President to cops to the ignorant teachers. And also the schools are poisoning the kids with prescription drugs, and chemically scarring them for life. (I don’t like that.)

So for those reasons, I favor complete abolition of government schools, and of government-imposed curricula for private schools. And as far as private schools go, the Montessori program has the best philosophy: “individual-oriented, not group-oriented,” and “child-centered, not teacher-centered” (or something like that). Homeschooling is also a good idea, at least for older kids.

There have been news items of cops arresting kids, in and out of school, for no good reason. I’d like to see an innocent child (whose life is being threatened by a goon with a badge and gun) be able to do something to fight back. That child will be a hero in my view. And also, I’d like to see more “law-and-order” conservatives speak up against police cowardice and criminality.

So that's what I think about all that stuff. I realize that the second half of this might be useful on a different forum section, but I had to describe myself and that includes how I think about things.
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2013, 11:30:09 am »

Thanks for your reply, MamaLiberty. I guess my location is a drawback. (Probably in the same way as a progressive or communist in Wyoming trying to meet someone.)

Oh, we have "progressives" and statists here. The nice part is that there aren't too many people of any kind, and most of us have our hands full just making a living.  Even the legislators are seriously part time, only meeting for about 40 days a year... so they can't get into too much mischief. or indulge in making running other people's lives into a full time occupation. Got a crooked sheriff in the county to the west, and some folks are fixing to take care of that this year. It's a struggle no matter where you are, but some places are better than others. :)

Wyoming doesn't have vast city blocks full of welfare recipients, gangs (official and other), no swarms of tax collectors and  "regulators," looking for "broken tail lights," tall grass or unauthorized vegetable gardens... almost none of that bullshit.

Most places, nobody will even notice if you wear a gun on your hip, and if they do notice they'll usually ask what you are carrying. Nobody goes into hysterics if you carry a rifle into a grocery store, unless it was not properly slung, of course. Then you might get some hard looks from locals who are also armed... But we've not had any of those problems here.

Come visit. You won't ever want to go back.
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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2013, 02:34:10 pm »

Thanks for your reply, MamaLiberty. I guess my location is a drawback. (Probably in the same way as a progressive or communist in Wyoming trying to meet someone.)

Oh, we have "progressives" and statists here. The nice part is that there aren't too many people of any kind, and most of us have our hands full just making a living.  Even the legislators are seriously part time, only meeting for about 40 days a year... so they can't get into too much mischief. or indulge in making running other people's lives into a full time occupation. Got a crooked sheriff in the county to the west, and some folks are fixing to take care of that this year. It's a struggle no matter where you are, but some places are better than others. :)

Wyoming doesn't have vast city blocks full of welfare recipients, gangs (official and other), no swarms of tax collectors and  "regulators," looking for "broken tail lights," tall grass or unauthorized vegetable gardens... almost none of that bullshit.

Most places, nobody will even notice if you wear a gun on your hip, and if they do notice they'll usually ask what you are carrying. Nobody goes into hysterics if you carry a rifle into a grocery store, unless it was not properly slung, of course. Then you might get some hard looks from locals who are also armed... But we've not had any of those problems here.

Come visit. You won't ever want to go back.

But, if you live in certain parts of the black hills and aren't teaching self defense classes for a living, and are white, male and with a short haircut, you WILL pay a dear price if you want to make a living locally.  Open carry is semi professional suicide in this part of the country, especially when 2 or 3 families run the political machine in each small town and can lock you out if you are deemed associated with certain groups (anti government, since they adore the government, from whom all their blessings flow, or if they assume you're a white "supremist" or a "freestater.")  Quite recently, in Crook County, a certain someone got run out of town precisely because of alleged ties to freestate groups, alleged ties to other things.  And they are moving.  Like 800 miles away, moving.  When the locals found out that they were atheistic and freestaters to boot, or had been (someone in that group supposedly "outed" them for political gain, but I don't know enough to say it is more than hearsay at this point) they were shut out of EVERYTHING, without fail, hell, even the local gunshop wouldn't sell them ammo, from what I'm told, again hearsay, but consistent with my own experiences in the Northwest.

Hunting with a permit is okay.  Carrying for any other reason, and not hiding it, will result in them shunning you for a LONG time to come.  Oh, they'll find it cute at the store if you're a woman.  If you're a guy, you're a no no, and you're to be watched.  They'll humor you, but they'll go to the competition out of town to get their stuff fixed if they spot you carrying.  Seen it in this neck of the woods more than once.

I know you and I disagree on this, but I also know that as more decent people move into the area from parts unknown, the tide will slowly turn, until the local control freaks show their colors... like that New Hampshire idiot congressman saying they should curtail freedom so the newcomers stop moving there.

However, for us pioneering types, looking for freedom, "you can always tell who the pioneers are, they have arrows sticking out of their backs."
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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2013, 02:53:01 pm »

Just seems strange, Destin, that I have not heard those stories or problems from anyone but you. Wonder how that works. It's not as if I don't ever talk to anyone.
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« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2013, 03:25:25 pm »

Just seems strange, Destin, that I have not heard those stories or problems from anyone but you. Wonder how that works. It's not as if I don't ever talk to anyone.

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« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2013, 02:32:17 pm »

spot on DF
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« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2013, 09:26:10 pm »

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