The Roof Over Your Head

A Guest Commentary by Dean Henderson

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A Beautiful Starter Home In the Hollywood Hills in the 1950s.

A big part of living like no one lives now is to reject sedentary living early and often.  Being nomadic gives you a chance to see different parts of this amazing world while inculcating a healthy diligence towards the unnecessary and corrosive accumulation of “stuff”.

Historically, humans have not lived sedentary lives.  Indigenous peoples were all either nomadic or semi-nomadic.  Sedentary living emerged with the rise of modern agriculture.

Many an anthropological scholar has wrestled with the question as to why humans abandoned their relatively easy lives as hunters and gatherers and settled into lives as sedentary agriculturalists.  Many scholars of the Sumerian clay tablets – the oldest written language known to man – are now arguing that this sudden transition to agricultural existence may have been forced upon humans by the Illuminati predecessor – and possibly blood relative – Annunaki space visitors from the distressed planet of Nubira.  Interesting stuff!

A huge component of the matrix programmers’ master plan for keeping you a wage/debt slave is via shopping and material possessions.  If you live in a big house, there’s lots of room to put all manner of needless possessions in it.  God forbid your colossal house look empty.

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How many people do you know who are living in a huge McMansion they hate, mired in debt, who refuse to entertain the option of moving on based on the burgeoning number of plastic storage bins appearing in their crammed garage?

Stuff keeps you staked to the ground like a tethered goat. The more you get, the less money you save, the more debt you grow, the more tied you are to a “job”.

The lack of mobility this creates cripples countless humans to a life of boredom and sameness. More importantly, it denies them the economic opportunities that arise with increased mobility. The biggest of these opportunities is in the arena of housing.

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The first rule is to live in a small house.  The one I live in now feels spacious and measures at 750 square feet.  There’s less to clean, you have to pay for less energy, and it fosters the notion of simple living and brings a sense of humility to your existence.

As the Lakota proverb goes, “We are not much, but we are a whole lot more than nothing”.

Whether you rent or are buying your place on time, housing payments consume the majority of most people’s income.

The second rule is that the quicker you can own your house free and clear, the quicker your life will take a huge change for the better.

Everyone not born to money must rent for awhile to gather a down payment on property.  Look for places that pay utilities as they can be better deals, especially with recent surges in electricity and other utility costs.  With the recent downturn in the economy monthly hotels are sprouting up across the US.

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These can be great deals because all bills are paid and the place is furnished, allowing you to sell furniture and other possessions before you move in, and to be more mobile on the way out when you will need to be mobile to find that place to buy.

If you’re single, better yet are flophouses or rooms in someone else’s house where you share a kitchen and bath.  Rent is cheap, they too are often furnished and the bills are usually paid.  I stayed in a series of these places before I was married.

You meet some very interesting people at these places too.   One place I stayed at in Brookings, SD while attending college was full of Arabic-speaking agricultural engineering students from throughout the Middle East.

After we banked that $26,000 from our first “back-to-the-land” attempt, things were never the same.  We bought and fixed up a few more properties, making money every time we sold.

In each case, we spent hardly any money fixing the places up.  Instead, we used lots of elbow grease or “sweat equity”, as the bankers call it.  Except there was no need to build “equity”, as after that first place, we always bought our houses with cash.

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The first place was another trailer in a park where everyone owned their own lot.  We spent $20,000 and sold it for $21,000.  Yet we put hardly a dime into it and saved paying rent or a house note for those two years.

In 2001 as our dogs aged we knew we had to get back to the country to give them a peaceful place to pass on.  Using the internet we found a place back in the Ozarks.  It was a nice smaller 2 BR house on 20 Acres near Peace Valley, MO with an asking price of $59,900.

After we finally sold our house we loaded our $500 81’ Chevy Van and headed south.  The day we arrived we discovered the place was going up for auction the next day.  We were the only bidders and got the place for $49,900 cash.

In 2005 I saw the housing bust looming.  So we had the prerequisite yard sales – which yielded $3000 in road cash – and put the place up for sale.  Our boys had both passed peacefully and were able to live out there lives in a quiet country setting.

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Yes, it was a bit difficult to leave our boys buried there and move on, but my understanding is that they came right along with us anyway.

Through lots of hard work – with no boss but ourselves – we had turned that place into a parked out garden paradise.  We sold it for $117,500.  After commissions for realtors and closing costs were paid we pocketed $60,000.

With that grubstake banked, we were one giant step closer to living our dream.

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Because we lived there longer than two years owner-occupied, we were again exempt from owing any capital gains tax.  This two-year time period is key to making money when buying, improving and selling real estate because this exemption is significant.

It also discourages “flipping”, which I believe to be immoral.  When investing in housing, one should earn their money through honest hard work and improvements, not through laziness and sheer speculation. Otherwise, you’re simply reinforcing the matrix paradigm.

Traveling light, we again hit the road, this time vagabonding through Panama, Costa Rica, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand.

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When we returned to the Ozarks we knew the housing bust had only just begun, so rather than trading up, as many people look to do, we were looking to trade down.

We found a small older 1 BR house on 3 acres just two miles from Greer Spring and the National Scenic Eleven Point River and near the town of Alton, MO.  Asking price was $49,900 completely furnished.  We offered $40,000 and the seller refused.  We let it sit awhile.  Two weeks later we offered him $41,500 and he accepted.

We dug our gardens, planted fruit and net trees, landscaped with perennials, put in a new lagoon with the help of a backhoe and fixed the house some – mainly cosmetics.

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When buying a house look for the proverbial diamond in the rough.  The perfect example is a house that needs a paint job or sits on an overgrown lot or has junk strewn all over the yard, but IS STRUCTURALLY SOLID!

Remember that houses which have sat on the market a long time are the ones where the buyer will often be more willing to come down significantly on the price.

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AfterHollywood.Online Will Shut Down In 30 Days. Peace To All My Followers.

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A Small Note of Farewell by Mitch Santell

Peace Out

After careful consideration and looking at the various projects I am working on now, I have decided to shut down AfterHollywood.Online.

The site will remain online for another 30 days, and then all content will be removed.

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Yes, I wrote here for almost two years, and the time has come to stop this nonsense.

Thank you for finding me here, and thank you for following me. I do appreciate it.

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The “Truther Community” is just as rogue and crazy as the Main Stream Media. The level of in-fighting does not create any meaningful conversation.*

*I’ll have a few final things to say before I go and yes I will provide some links too.


Oh, when the veil of dreams has lifted
And the fairy tales have all been told
There’s a kiss at the end of the rainbow

More precious than a pot of gold

In tales of ancient glory
Every knight and maiden fair
Shall be joined when the quest is over
And a kiss is the oath that they swear

And when the veil of dreams has lifted
And the fairy tales have all been told
There’s a kiss at the end of the rainbow
More precious than a pot of gold

My sweet, my dear, my darling
You’re so far away from me
Though an ocean of tears divides us
Let the bridge of our love span the sea

There’s a kiss at the end of the rainbow
More precious than a pot of gold

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A Spoon Full Of Sugar Helps The Medicine Go Down

Commentary That Might Scare A Crazy Person by Mitch Santell

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Just when you thought it was safe to go out to eat in America, we now have an Executive Order signed by President Trump that will only increase the number of chemicals in our food supply.

The food supply, in my view, is being destroyed on purpose.

A country is about: Language, Borders, and Culture. America has been the breadbasket of the world. Here in America, we are bracing for 2020 when food prices will go up. It is only a matter of time.

Everything we are going through now was absolutely planned in advance.

The only way that you are going to experience and see what is really happening around you is to be more aware.


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Randy Quaid’s Analysis On Kavenaugh

Delighted Observation by Mitch Santell

The powers that be in Hollywood are cringing at the fact that a true conservative may end up serving on the Supreme Court and he won’t vote to Impeach President Trump so guess what?

America wins again.

In case you forgot who Randy, here he is in Independence Day!

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Netflix, Look Away In 5 Seconds

This just in by Mitch Santell

Many years ago a dear friend of mine in the movie business told me that Ben Stiller paid extra money not to have anyone look at him while on a movie set. While I thought this was a bit extreme, I think Netflix has set a whole new standard.

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The new sexual harassment policy started by Netflix is a bit overboard. It all boils down to this when you are in production you have 5 seconds to look away; otherwise, a charge of “sexual harassment” can be filed against you by management.

Check out more here: http://bit.ly/2wOz3GC


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As part of an effort to further the goals of the #MeToo movement and enforce more stringent sexual harassment guidelines in the workplace, Netflix has independently implemented a series of feminism-inspired rules for some of their employees who work on shows like “Black Mirror” in the United Kingdom.

Among the most bizarre of these new rules is Netflix’s directive to film crew members that they should never “look at anyone for longer than five seconds.” This appears to be an attempt to stop all flirting in the workplace, and to be fair, it is quite hard to imagine how sexual harassment could take place at Netflix in the absence of normal social interactions where people look at each other while having conversations that last longer than five seconds.

Even more here: http://bit.ly/2M8lLcS

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Netflix is Blowing Hollywood’s Mind

Reflections on Hollywood Studio fall out by Mitch Santell

Netflix as a company that has the strength, financial backing, and corporate culture to take down the current Hollywood Studio System as we know it! How do I know this? This is the 4th or 5th time that Hollywood has had to confront its own shortcomings.

Netflix can change game plans much faster than a regular studio. The most recent example of this was the new season of Arrested Development. Season 4 which had mixed reviews by fans and critics alike was literally re-mixed, re-edited by Mitchell Hurwitz the Executive Producer (Writer and sometimes Director of the show).

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Jeffrey Tambor (L) with Arrested Development Exec Prod Mitchell Hurwitz (R)

Not only did Mitchell Hurwitz have the integrity to Re-Edit Season 4 on Netflix just days before the release of Season 5, even though Jeffrey Tambor was “accused” of “sexual misconduct,” Mr. Hurwitz did not punish Tambor or the series. 

According to the Associated Press:

LOS ANGELES — The creator and executive producer of “Arrested Development” acknowledges that some people will not like his decision to keep Jeffrey Tambor on the show after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced last October.

“Good people will find this offensive,” explained Mitchell Hurwitz. “I, too, get worked up when I hear about Harvey Weinstein and other people who have taken advantage of people. But I also believe very strongly that we don’t want to live in a world where accusations ruin people’s lives. We have tried that as a human race and it doesn’t always, doesn’t work out great, you know? So accusations are very different than proof and, you know, we obviously are going to support people that haven’t done, that haven’t been proved guilty.”

Hurwitz said production was nearly wrapped on season five when news broke of the allegations made by Tambor’s former assistant and an actress on his other show, “Transparent.”

“Not only do I support him as a friend, but I’ve known him for 20 years. I’ve worked with him for 20 years and I’ve never seen any behavior like that described. I’ve never, even in private, he’s never been in any way inappropriate about, we don’t talk about women or objectify. It’s just not who he is, and he’s got a lot of things that I’d like to list, a lot of really bad qualities I’d like to list for you now, but nowhere in there, in my experience, is any kind of creep,” said Hurwitz.

The “Arrested Development” cast unanimously supported the 73-year-old actor at the Los Angeles premiere Thursday for the cult comedy’s new season. The event also marked one of the first public appearances for Tambor in recent months. Tambor posed for photos with his wife, Kasia Ostlun, but didn’t do interviews with the press.

“We are a family and it’s great to have everybody in the family here,” said co-star Will Arnett.

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