Corporate America

Proverbs 22:3 – Cultural Secession

February 28, 2008
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(Pro 22:3) A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. I ended the last post with this verse and I thought it would be worth a little commentary.  The concept here is not about hiding in the hills because there is trouble.  The idea is to be…

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Want To Know Why We Farm… Part II

February 27, 2008
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Beth pointed out here that one of the reasons we farm is for our health.  I would like to point out one of the other reasons is cost.  This article and the articles mentioned in the Parallel Economy post are all strong encouragements to remove ourselves from dependency on the corporate economy and move towards a more…

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Parallel Economy

February 20, 2008
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First, I’m indebted to Franklin Sanders for the title of this piece.  Several years ago he mentioned this phrase that has stuck with me.  In fact, it did more than stick with me, it verbalized in two simple words a good portion of what Vaughnshire is; at least in this generation. Beth has posted many…

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Transitional Move To Real Sustainable Food

October 9, 2007
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Transitional Move To Real Sustainable Food

If you haven’t heard, there is a growing movement of people moving back to sustainable living –what some consider to be an old-fashion idea that “progress” has freed us from. This is not the organic movement, although sustainable agriculture and gardening can be organic. It is more than that! The term “organic” has been abused and misused…

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Inherit The Land

October 3, 2007
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Inherit The Land

Our friends over at Franklin Springs have been busy this summer and we have had a hard time keeping up with their pace!  We finally shared our review of the great new movie on Stonewall Jackson – Still Standing.  What we did not do is share with you about their other project that recently wrapped…

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Speaking of Bad Psychology – Home Depot Fires Hero

August 30, 2007
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This is a perfect example of what happens when a society makes everything a sickness instead of a sin.  Check out this article: http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070829/NEWS01/70829023 There are so many things wrong with this it’s hard to know where to start.  First, in any decent society, Dustin Chester would be held as a hero, not fired!  Which,…

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Did We Introduce Monsanto?

August 6, 2007
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Did We Introduce Monsanto?

I know we mentioned that we had a steer, but I don’t think we have taken the time to formally introduce him.  He was part of the purchase of Vaughnshire and is around 11 months old now.  His name, as you may have surmised, is Monsanto.  You may know this is also the name a the largest…

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Farm Life Follow up to Simple Life

July 17, 2007
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A good friend sent this to me a week ago and I just got around the listening to it.  I could not have written a better script as a follow up to the “Simple Things in Life” post.  If you want to be challenged in your entrepreneurship and rethinking your income model have a listen…

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It’s the simple things in life…

July 16, 2007
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It’s the simple things in life…

Like a simple bullfrog… and a simple boy… a few mimicking faces… ….that bring buckets of joy. In a world filled with stress and trials, it’s refreshing to have young children to remind us of the important things in life. Sometimes it seems that it’s the most obvious things, like enjoying God’s creation or spending…

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A Disciplined Life and Celebration of Independence

July 4, 2007
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One way to immediately plunge yourself into practicing and attaining a more disciplined life is to assume the responsibility of a 1,000 lb ultra-scheduled animal otherwise know as a dairy cow. An Amish dairy cow for that matter who is use to a prompt 5 am schedule that we are slowly retraining to 6:30. Believe…

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Is Walmart Evil? – Part V The Fruit of True Capitalism

October 11, 2006
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The departure from true capitalism took place a long time ago. The effects of that departure were not as blatant then as they are now. It would be hard to consider Rockefeller hiring a sodomite consulting firm to help him through the “image crisis” he faced with Standard Oil in Texas. However, the root of…

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Is Walmart Evil? – Part IV The Fruit of Industrial Capitalism

September 30, 2006
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The Fruit of Industrial Capitalism Perhaps industrial capitalism is more easily seen in the fruit of it’s labor. One could quickly point to the recent Walmart debacle and a dozen others like it. But if we look back to the beginning we see from the inception the same patterns. Think quickly of three of the…

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Is Walmart Evil? – Part III Capitalism verse Industrial Capitalism

September 29, 2006
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The Difference Between Capitalism and Industrial Capitalism  After my long “discussion” on the lack of a Biblical foundation for the notion of federally authorized and created entity or “persons” commonly called corporations, I want to be clear that I am not against people making money.  I’m not against capitalism as a political / economic system, I…

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Is Walmart Evil? – Part II Corporations Continued

September 14, 2006
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A few more lingering thoughts on corporations before we get to Capitalism. A corporation is a creature of the state in every sense of the word. It must have the blessing of the state to exist. It must play by the rules of the state according to the industry it competes in. Depending on the…

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