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Episode-2009- A New Look at Virtual Nations

What Truly Defines a Nation vs. a State?

In 2014 I first conceived of the concept of a “Virtual Nation” in episode 1428 and it was huge learning experience.  The most surprising thing was when I asked people what would they put in the constitution of a virtual nation, some of the first ideas were things like term limits and restrictions on elected officials.

What?  Why would you have elected officials in a voluntary society?  That was my reaction and what I learned is even in the liberty community how entrenched the concepts of statism are.

Not long after this, the first proclaimed virtual nation (BitNation) was launched.  Along with that I took another look at the concept in episode 1561.  Since then BitNation has yet to do much that I can see anyway, though I am officially a citizen, there isn’t much you can really do yet inside it.

Then this week I was listening to podcasts on the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Network and came across this episode, State Change #41 Unpacking Digital Identity – Christian Lundkvist, Stephen Wilson. The guest brought up a lot of challenges with digital identity including layers of identity, such as how much identity does a given action require.  Such as to play an online game you don’t need to reveal as much information as you do to say request a loan.

They seemed pretty resigned to still needing the state to acomplish much of this, however, it led me to what virtual nations should really be doing to create a “first product”.  A true and validated identity that anyone would accept.  While it sounds complicated, it really would not be.  It would also be a source of initial funding for a virtual nation and provide a creditable base for everything beyond that.  Make sense?  If not tune in for a revolutionary idea that I have been working on in my head for over three years now.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • My original idea for a virtual nation in a nut shell
  • How the currency model is now far easier to acomplish
  • The concept of a virtual nation identification
    • Create a secure vetted environment
    • Use the states tools to verify identity in every meaningful way
    • Put the individual in full control of their identity
    • Allow “natives” to build ID 100% internally
  • Where a VN goes from here
    • Market force (group buys)
    • Educational certifications
    • Conflict resolution
    • Corporate Structures
    • General Marketplace
    • Entertainment
    • Insurance (yes really)
  • Why this is our only real play at this time

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-2008- Listener Feedback for 5-8-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your questions on uber, chestnuts, pellet guns, the injustice system, ammo, 22s and more.

Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK.

Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you put something like “comment for jack”, “question for jack” or “article for jack” in the subject line to assure proper identification for my screening process.

Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air.

I also do put out a lot of information on Facebook from emails that I can’t fit on the program though so keep em coming.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…

  • McDonalds is now Ubering Deliveries
  • Uber is now in the “Freight Business”
  • The American Chestnut will be restored without GMOs
  • Choosing Between the 177 and 22 in a Pellet Gun
  • A Man Found Innocent in Court Serving Prison Time Anyway
  • Understanding 22 Short, Long and Long Rifle
  • Proper storage of ammo

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Episode-2007- Expert Council Q&A for 5-19-17

Today its Friday so it’s time for expert council show. To ask a question for a show like this, just send an email to me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with “TSPC Expert” in the subject line.

Today the expert council answers questions on home schooling, TENS devices, tent living, herbal teas, cooking, bees, cryptocurrency and more.

In the body of your email first tell me the council member your question is for. Second ask your question concisely in one to two sentences maximum. Third any and all details after that. This is the formula to give you the best chance of getting on the air.

I do what I can to get as many of your questions as possible on the air but can’t always get to all of them. Our council is made of a wide variety of experts in everything from the tactical to the practical and everything in between.

To get more information on our Expert Council visit our “Meet the Expert Council Page” to learn more about them and their specific areas of expertise.

Join Me Today As Our Experts Discuss

  • Make sure home schoolers are ready for college – Mike and Sue Laprise
  • The truth about TENS devices – Doc Bones
  • Safe installation of a wood stove in a tent – Tim Glance
  • Why you shouldn’t can your own herbal teas – Erica Strauss
  • Making the most awesome of bbq pork – Chef Keith Snow
  • Making pollen patties for your bees – Michael Jordan
  • Why you shouldn’t fear the government shutting down cryptocurrency – Jack

Resources for today’s show…

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Websites of the Expert Council Members

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Episode-2006- Listener Calls for 5-18-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls worms, investing, building personal brand, mulberries, seed starting, cannabis, permaculture, ponds and more.

Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK.

The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details.

Also please do your best to call from a quiet area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard.

While I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get as many of them on as I can.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…

  • Building worms up on your property
  • Why I am not a fan of “Be Your Own Banker”
  • A.A. Forringer reports on building his brand the TSP way
  • Growing mulberry in high altitudes
  • The ins and outs of seed starting
  • Of cannabis and Harbor Freight – It will make sense I promise
  • Practicing Sneaky Permaculture
  • Preventing fish die off in a farm pond

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Episode-2005- Bryan Young on Cryptocurrency in Layman’s Terms

Bryan is usually a generalist, but the space program piqued his interest in technology in the early 1980s. By age 10, he had begun learning electronics and basic computer programming. He has degree in electrical engineering and has spent over 20 years helping manufacturing clients use automation to improve productivity.

Bryan also enjoys amateur radio, kayaking and camping, beekeeping and orcharding. He loves to learn and to work with his hands building, fixing, and tinkering.

Bryan found the TSP community in late 2012 and listens to the show daily.  Bryan has been researching blockchains, cryptocurrencies and their practical applications for his personal use.  He joins us today to discuss cryptocurreny, wallets and the bitcoin hard fork in laymen’s terms.

Join Us As We Discuss…

  • What’s the difference between on-chain and off-chain transactions
  • How do you evaluate and learn the different wallet applications
  • What is an online wallet
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of an online wallet
  • Why might you use this type of wallet
  • What is a software wallet
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of a software wallet
  • What is a hardware wallet
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of a hardware wallet
  • What is a paper wallet
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of a pepper wallet
  • How do you backup the different kinds of wallets
  • What’s up with a Bitcoin hardfork and how does it affect my Bitcoin

Resources for today’s show…

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Wallets Bryan Recommends

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Episode-38- TSP Rewind 11 Common Gardening, Permaculture and Homesteading Questions

rewindToday is an episode of TSP Rewind, commercial free versions of past podcast episodes.

Today’s episode was originally, Episode-917- 11 Common Gardening, Permaculture and Homesteading Questions and was originally published on June the 7th, 2012.

The following are the original show notes from that episode.

When I speak or do videos or even do a podcast there are common questions that always seem to pop up.

Polyculture is Often the Answer

Polyculture is Often the Answer

Given that is the case I figure most people could learn from at least a few of them, so today’s show is dedicated to answering some of the more common ones and a few of the more complex ones.

My feeling is that in many instances people over think some of these issues and in other areas many people simply under think them.

In many ways we simply need to understand that nature knows what she is doing, on the other hand we need to understand nature so we can best channel the existing energies.

Join Me Today As I Answer….

  • Is it really best to grow from seed or start plants as seedlings
  • If you do hugelkultur does it mean you never have to water
  • How long does the wood “last” with hugelkultur
  • How can I do contour based design if my land it totally flat
  • How do I deal with clay soil, sandy soil, etc.
  • Do swales become “weed beds” once established
  • Do you need to inoculate soil to encourage fungal activity
  • How do you know when to practice “chop and drop” in your climate
  • In a 7 layer forest system how do herbs and ground covers obtain enough solar exposure
  • How do I develop a “seed mix” for my climate, region, need, etc.
  • The big ones, “but what if” and “can I”

Resources for Today’s Show…

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Episode-2004- Listener Feedback for 5-15-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your questions on charcoal cooking, digital estate planning, gardening, free college, economics, youtube censorship, warning labels for everything and more.

Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK.

Make sure if you submit content for a feedback show that you put something like “comment for jack”, “question for jack” or “article for jack” in the subject line to assure proper identification for my screening process.

Please understand I receive several hundred emails a day and can’t get them all on the air.

I also do put out a lot of information on Facebook from emails that I can’t fit on the program though so keep em coming.

Join Us Today to Discuss…

  • Charcoal cooking for newbies
  • Why you should have a digital estate plan
  • Dealing with lack luster garden production
  • How college can be free without stealing from tax payers
  • A family making 100K is now “low income” in San Francisco
  • Is YouTube censoring contents, does it have the right too, does “free speech” apply
  • What does calling for warning labels on Avocados say about our society

Resources for today’s show…

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Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Episode-2003- Expert Council Q & A for 5-11-17

Today its Friday so it’s time for expert council show. To ask a question for a show like this, just send an email to me at jack at thesurvivalpodcast.com with “TSPC Expert” in the subject line.

Today the expert council answers questions on eye care, cars, bees, hogs, high protein diets, fire blight, knives, tools and more.

In the body of your email first tell me the council member your question is for. Second ask your question concisely in one to two sentences maximum. Third any and all details after that. This is the formula to give you the best chance of getting on the air.

I do what I can to get as many of your questions as possible on the air but can’t always get to all of them. Our council is made of a wide variety of experts in everything from the tactical to the practical and everything in between.

To get more information on our Expert Council visit our “Meet the Expert Council Page” to learn more about them and their specific areas of expertise.

Join Me Today As Our Experts Discuss

  • Manganese for better eye sight – Doc Bones
  • Dealing with a vehicle that pukes up fuel – Charles Sanville
  • The skinny on weighing bee hives – Michael Jordan
  • Dealing with health issues with pigs – Darby Simpson
  • High protein diets and cancer risk – Gary Collins
  • Dealing with fire blight on fruit trees – Nick Ferguson
  • Choosing a first knife for a kiddo – Patrick Roehrman
  • The ins and outs and good and bad of Harbor Freight – Jack

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

Websites of the Expert Council Members

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

Join the MSB Today

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Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced?

Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.

Episode-2002- Listener Calls for 5-11-17

jackspirkoToday on The Survival Podcast I take your calls on dogs, poison ivy, crypto currency, business, growing your own food, skill sets, teaching kids and more.

Remember to be on a show like this one just pick up your phone and call 866-65-THINK.

The best way to improve your chances of being on the air is ask your question or make your point up front, then provide details.

Also please do your best to call from a quiet area with a good connection and speak up so you can be well heard.

While I can’t put all calls on the air but I do my best to get as many of them on as I can.

Join Me Today As I Respond to Your Calls and Discuss…

  • Training dogs not to eat your poultry
  • Getting rid of and treating poison ivy
  • How to get started with and learn more about crypto currencies
  • Dealing with stinky dogs and their fleas
  • How one listener celebrated the communist high holiday
  • Leaning to fix a tire because you needed to
  • A young listener does a great school science project

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

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Episode-2001- Carlos Villamar on Aquaponics and the Chinese Solar Greenhouse

Carlos Villamar joins us to discuss DIY Aquaponics using the Chinese solar greenhouse and black soldier fly composter and auto fish feeder.

The greenhouse system, including a solar greenhouse insulated on north, east and west sides and with glazing on a south side at an angle to maximize winter sunlight, and housing a fish tank along with grow beds coupled to the fish tank.

The grow beds each including a geyser pump powered by an air pump to pump water from the fish tank to the grow bed and aerate water of the fish tank, and a bell siphon to drain the water from the grow bed back into the fish tank.

By trade Carlos is a attorney specializing in the practice of Intellectual Property Law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and computer and internet law along with being an avid permaculturalist.

Resources for today’s show…

Sponsors of the Day

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show. Also remember you can call in your questions and comments to 866-65-THINK (866-658-4465) and you might hear yourself on the air.

Join the MSB Today

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Want Every Episode of TSP Ever Produced?

Remember in addition to discounts to over 40 vendors who supply stuff you are likely buying anyway, tons of free ebooks and video content, MSB Members also get every edition of The Survival Podcast ever produced in convenient zip files in blocks of 24. More info on the MSB can be found here.