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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Hollywood Started Out As Hollywoodland.

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.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/2rAOvXu


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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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Time To Put Your Old Records On

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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Hollywood & Burning Bridges

Commentary To Make You Smile by Mitch Santell

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One of my favorite comedians on this planet is Benjamin Owen. Mr. Owen knows Hollywood so well that he burned all his bridges there and exited California. If you are a regular reader and follower of this blog you know my deep love for comedy and how it is used to get the truth out.

In our society, comedy is truly the one area left where you can speak the truth!

It is now June 3rd and I need to get off my lazy rear and update my about page.

In the meantime, here is Owen Benjamin’s current take on Hollywood which I’ll incorporate into my update on my about page later today!


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Think about it.

 

 

“You Can’t Write Comedy Like That.” ~ Roseanne Barr

Reflections Of Truth by Mitch Santell

The ability to speak the truth in America is becoming more difficult as so many are divided.

Listen to 4 minutes and 53 seconds of real truth from Roseanne Barr and if you have any misunderstanding as to why ABC Television (Tell-Lie-Vision), kicked her off of prime time, you will by the end of the clip. There is too much cognitive dissonance in America for the average person to get what Roseanne is saying in my view.

The fire started spreading Tuesday morning, fanned by a rapidly building furor in the highly volatile social-media universe. Barr had taken to Twitter to describe former President Barack Obama’s adviser Valerie Jarrett as an offspring of the “Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes.”

Reaction was swift, from Barr’s co-stars and co-workers. Comedian Wanda Sykes, a consulting producer on the “Roseanne” revival, announced she would not be returning for the show’s second season. Sara Gilbert, who plays Barr’s daughter, said in a tweet that Barr’s remarks were “abhorrent and do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show.”

“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” the network’s entertainment president, Channing Dungey, said in a statement released by Disney-owned ABC.

More here: https://bit.ly/2Dj74mn

 

 

 

The 10 Commandments of Hollywood

It is always good to go back and re-read something you wrote. Enjoy your week, one day at a time.

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1). Avoid Ass-Holes.
There is an ass-hole born every minute in Hollywood, don’t you be one of them. (Be a class act and be the person people remember through your kindness).


a little mad2). Watch How The People Around You Treat Others.
You will learn more by watching how someone treats the waiter or waitress during lunch. (If they abuse your server, then it is only a matter of time before they harm you).


Wisdom 23). Avoid Envious and Jealous People
Make a list of people who won’t support you in your project and never call them again. (Envy and Jealousy is the #1 reason why most projects fail, don’t get caught up in this).


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4). Focus On Building Your Team.
Surround yourself with the best team possible who understand what you are doing.


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5). Learn How To Turn Down Money.

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Robots & A.I. On The Move

In the “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up Department” by Mitch Santell

At the Stanford shopping center in Palo Alto, California, there is a new sheriff in town – and it’s an egg-shaped robot.

Outside Tiffany & Co, an unfortunate man holding a baby finds himself in the robot’s path. It bears down on him, a little jerkily, like a giant Roomba.

The man dodges but the robot’s software is already trying to avoid him, so they end up on a collision course.

“I’ve seen Terminator,” the man says, half to himself and half to the amused crowd, “and that is some Skynet-ass shit.”

The idea of a robot security guard was born after the shooting at Sandy Hookelementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Stacy Dean Stephens, a former Dallas police officer who sits on the board of the not-for-profit International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), found out in a board meeting that if the police had reached the scene just 60 seconds earlier they could have saved at least 12 more lives than they were able to.

Read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/20/robocop-robot-mall-security-guard-palo-alto-california

Hollywood shows us through predictive programming what is coming.

 

Mourning The Loss of FilmStruck

Streaming Content Comments on FilmStruck by Mitch Santell

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Turner and Warner Bros. Digital Networks announced October 26, 2018 that FilmStruck is shutting down at the end of November.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FilmStruck has been a fantastic service. As a hardcore film buff, it has always been FilmStruck that I go to first for classic films.

Sorry folks, FilmStruck is going away. Over the past 60 days, I have noticed that Netflix and HBO are not my first choice for movies.

There will be nothing like FilmStruck ever again, thanks for letting me vent.


Major filmmakers such as Guillermo del Toro, Barry Jenkins, and Edgar Wright have already lamented the upcoming loss of FilmStruck, the streaming service for foreign cinema and classic film, and now cinephiles are rallying to save the platform. An online petition entitled “Keep FilmStruck Alive” launched in the wake of the announcement of FilmStruck’s closing and has earned over 5,300 signatures and counting. The petition is seeking 7,500 total signatures.

“FilmStruck has given cinephiles an indispensable resource for appreciating cinema, and provided so much joy to all those who thought that many of these movies would never see the light of a streaming platform,” petition leader Kevin Bahr wrote in a statement. “FilmStruck is not just a niche market, it is a massive archive dedicated to keeping art of the past alive. … It deserves to live, not only to provide an outlet for film lovers of the past but also to create new fans through the next several generations, and perhaps open some more eyes along the way.”

Read more here: http://bit.ly/2Q9TOV7

The Philadelphia Story, a Hollywood Classic is typical of what is shown at FilmStruck. Not only does FilmStruck stream world class movies, but they also provide a lot of trailers, documentaries, and commentaries on most of these films.

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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Life Used To Be So Much Easier Back in the Day!

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

#metoo #harveyweinstein #hollywood

 

WarnerMedia & Why This is Important

Reflections by Mitch Santell

There is a global battle in my view between the United States and the European Union in regards to Media and Copyrights. If you are like me and you are online a good part of the day, you will notice all of your favorite websites are now having you “approve” the updated terms and conditions.

If you want to know why this is happening, it’s all about the new EU rules. I wrote about it back in May of this year: https://afterhollywood.online/2018/05/27/will-gdpr-take-down-your-stream/

Now let’s fast forward to one of the largest media companies the world Warner Media.


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You are going to witness and a flood of mergers and acquisitions as a result of this one merger.

Employees at WarnerMedia, the newly re-christened entertainment enterprise formerly known as Time Warner, are eyeing their new corporate leaders with trepidation. They’re worried that AT&T, the telecommunications giant that snapped up the company in a blockbuster $85 billion transaction, will do a lot more than simply rename its new bauble.

Having lived through one megamerger — Time Warner’s disastrous 2000 marriage with AOL — and seen other entertainment companies, such as NBCUniversal and Scripps, get taken over by sprawling corporate owners, they’re understandably fearful of a future that undoubtedly will include layoffs and cultural overhauls. And AT&T is known for cutting costs.

John Stankey, the man tasked with bringing WarnerMedia’s various divisions under the AT&T umbrella, knows that he’s got a sales pitch to make.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/2tr8Tau

#ATTMerger