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  1. highwayman

    Jay/Rhubarb Dwyer/Snorting Nitrons

    Ok. Fair enough @Matt Derrick ,my larger argument was to reject the accusations of predatory behavior based on what was written. I don't see clear patterns of solicitation & or desire to prey on others, to abuse them & take advantage of them sexually or otherwise. Mutual consent is required for...
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    Jay/Rhubarb Dwyer/Snorting Nitrons

    I dunno folks. I feel obligated to express some concerns around this situation. From my reading of this we have two consenting adults involved in a romantic relationship that are also living, traveling & routinely getting drunk together. It does not sound like a healthy relationship & perhaps...
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    New here, just getting a feel for the site.

    I could probably go into much more minutia as to the disadvantages of bus travel in general then I ever could further speak on the subject of what pre 1977 punk is to me. Heres 2 cents worth, anyway. As I was only born in 1977 & that which was brewing in punk such as the dolls, blondie...
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    Alternatives to AA/ how to make AA work for you

    I dig this story. I dunno if that experience ever helped him to stay sober for that night but he had a place to crash. I came across a church in Toledo and had just such an experience myself. I even rolled my sleeping bag out & slept on the altar. The pastor had entrusted me to stay & showed me...
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    New here, just getting a feel for the site.

    The Dirty Dog is a tough mode to travel on, IMO. Ive done it a few times and doubt I ever will again. Megabus has been good to me when ever located where they stop. Our crustsurfing & ride board sections are all hit or miss. The universe has to be perfectly aligned for shit to line up but its...
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    New here, just getting a feel for the site.

    Welcome to STP @RoadRunner I 'm not much of an online penpal or traveling buddy myself. Hell, I aint exactly the most welcoming and or social here. Welcome all the same! There is always a good mix of people, coming & going round here. I do not know your level of skill or experience with...
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    New here, just getting a feel for the site.

    Great tune! Guess who grew up in Roslindale and worked briefly at the Stop & Shop @Older Than Dirt ,yup yours truly. Here we go Thats right
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    Cancelled Drugs, alcohol, and addiction section

    I myself don't really know if the section could have helped those who did not wan't it. Just as AA is for those who want it: not those who need it. Many people have needed sobriety & never got sober. I never intended for my comments to be anything evangelical but more so as proof to others that...
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    Are some people on the road celibate?

    I am celibate & have been for around 6 years. In my experience one is either celibate or they are not. I view sobriety the same way. It is no accident that I choose to be celibate. I live an intentional life & much thought has been put into why. The where (I am) really never ever comes into...
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    Alternatives to AA/ how to make AA work for you

    My recovery exists under any & all conditions. I got sober on the road. I was sober before going to AA. That being said I knew that AA probably would work if I let it since it worked for my grandparents, parents & sister. One could assume that the psychological & or formative emotional...
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    Cheap/free source of foam bedding?

    https://www.thefoamfactory.com/mattress/conventional.html I have seen guys on boats go in together to buy queen size memory mattresses then rip them length wise to make two individual bunk mattresses on fishing boats. You are right about them costing hundreds of dollars. Then some fisherman...
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    New Member Introduction

    Welcome to STP. I trust you will find some hope here. Hope is always available all though we can forget to seek it once its lost. While we do not know your situation; trust that we have all been in similar shoes. Knowing if & when to leave is a great skill to acquire over time. Preparedness &...
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    Resolved I need your input on restructuring the website! Vote now!

    Did the Black Market section get nuked? I was thinking it could be in a subforum but can't seem to find it?
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    Trump using Iran war, textbook "Shock Doctrine" & "Manufacturing Consent" in action.

    Yeah not hopeful days @feralautistic . Its easy to be cynical & apathetic, nihilist even; especially here on STP. Historically, humanity feels that genocide is usually acceptable. We kill each other over resources, religion & even more trivial differences. We are facing omnicide in our future...
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    Trump using Iran war, textbook "Shock Doctrine" & "Manufacturing Consent" in action.

    The timing always seem so perfect. Just as the President is going through an impeachment while also in an election, now Iran? Our unjust endless wars are nothing more than war profiteering. It is convenient that the straight of Hormuz happens to be the worlds oil checkpoint. These conflicts have...
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    Day late and a dollar short, but whatever!

    Welcome out into the light past that veil of obscurity. You could be considered a celebrity by many in & around traveling, trains & or photography. Im glad to have you aboard. We need more adulting creative types who have grown up on the road, experimented with being a working class hero and yet...
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    Kat, Looking to travel from MA ==> VA

    Sorry @KitterKat if this thread spiraled into what it did. Do know that even though none of us know you. We have all been you, once upon a time. The emotions could have got out of control but do recognize the severity around such an undertaking, the subsequent timing & or season of such a...
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    Kat, Looking to travel from MA ==> VA

    Not to mention as we all hash out routes to NJ. The OP is trying to get to Virginia and has never rode trains. Again its fucking Winter! Even if there was a more direct train to Virginia from Woo, it is doubtful that any greenhorn could differentiate it, catch out & or survive such a trip...
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    Kat, Looking to travel from MA ==> VA

    Train travel is always a crap shoot. I have started out near Boston, got out to Worcester then gone west out of Worcester into Selkirk, then hopped east/southeast into NYC/NJ. Several trains, directions & hop outs. Alternatively I have also taken the chinatown bus many times to achieve the same...
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    News & Blogs Major but Little-Known Supporter of Climate Denial: Freight Railroads

    My argument is based around the idea that by limiting waste we will have a healthier planet & citizenry. Yeah it seems I loose much of the audience when I state "capitalism' as the root cause. Perhaps the Green New Deal or other initiatives that give incentive to profit while solving such macro...
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    News & Blogs Major but Little-Known Supporter of Climate Denial: Freight Railroads

    Thanx for this inside view of railroading @Eng JR Lupo No hobo likes slack, regardless of their stance on climate change.
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    News & Blogs Major but Little-Known Supporter of Climate Denial: Freight Railroads

    Is that not greed? When we see the rise of global capitalism and throw away society of self destructive consumerism? Capitalism sounds evil to me. I have obviouslly tried to exist outside of it for 5 years of living in intentional poverty while rarely handling currency. Recently I returned to...
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    News & Blogs Major but Little-Known Supporter of Climate Denial: Freight Railroads

    I think it is just one small part. Just scratching the surface & finger pointing. Climate change & global warming is about consumption & greed. We must greedily consume goods & excess first as individuals that leads to the economics involved in supporting our desire for more (at all costs)...
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    Old school great depression era bindle sack

    It may be best to include these pics while editing your former thread on this subject. I am unsure if regular users can edit/delete or not but maybe a mod will step up & merge these, if so. I just figure its more fitting than creating a duplicate thread about the same topic.
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    Sobahs Beddah: A public letter to my sober self about my feelings on mortality.

    I keep telling myself that Sobahs Beddah (Sobers Better for those not from Boston). I keep chugging along. Dealing with life on lifes terms. I go to meetings and connect with a few people, some who occasionally I befriend. These people become reciprocal structures of support that aid me in my...
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    trump fucks over SNAP recepients

    I think that the bureaucratic policies can & are a bit confusing. While undocumented parents may not be eligible, many who have minor children who are legal US citizens within their household can apply on their behalf. I think these 2 links quickly supply info to determine fact from fiction on...
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    Feedback on this work in progress

    This may be misspelled and or need better punctuation. Looking good, though.
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    Looking for cheap cost of living with a strong economy

    I figured there was some sort of familial story to the owning of the house. Thats always tough when family & or history could stand between sound business decisions. Perhaps it would be best to try to live there and renovate it & have a home base. Maybe temporarily renting it out is best for you...
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    Looking for cheap cost of living with a strong economy

    It seems that @Hudson is struggling with some real luxury problems. $10k in savings (2) 20 year old vehicles + a paid off house in another state. While you think you need a relocation (& maybe you do), perhaps you should consider simplifying & consolidating some? I have no idea what the...
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    People can't leave people be, there's always someone trying to police someone else

    I refuse to watch this dudes videos as on YT ( I have seen some in the past), as his success is determined by such views. I do not wan't to further his platform of ideaological views bordering on hate. I do think that everyone should fly signs & or spange (regardless of need), even as just a...
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    I am leaving Squat the Planet.

    This is quickly morphing way past the OPs thread & wonder if the mods/admin could create a relevant thread discussing these bigger picture issues, not involving @MolotovMocktail leaving STP? Perhaps some form of a collective "membership governance" would work? Voluntary association - Wikipedia...
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    Old school bindle

    That yt vid was great, btw. "You throw in your essentials, essential oils, candles: T-rex" lmao. is that you in the vid? The bindle "will" most likely become obsolete by @TheTexasRoadrunner after awhile where as the dogs probably wont. Packs are as heavy or light as you pack them and...
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    Cancelled Drugs, alcohol, and addiction section

    I do not believe that any quality "Sobriety" that leads to "Recovery" could be built out of anything but desperation for an alcoholic. Maybe such life improvements are possible for problem drinkers or hard drinkers? I 100% believe that for a "real alcoholic" who just stops drinking alcohol...
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    I am leaving Squat the Planet.

    I know that I am a shitty peacemaker but for what its worth that is my intention. This post may swerve "off-topic" but I feel its all connected to the greater discussion. Since @MolotovMocktail is still here, I can only speculate that there is still hope. If anything @Matt Derrick expresses...
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    Attic remodel on the cheap

    Keep in mind that I am a New Englander so I equate attics to being drafty & cold. That being said the above suggestion of cleaning & vacuuming years of accumulated dust is huge. Asphalt shingles & tart paper produce lots of that black stuff and rarely do roofers clean or protect attics as they...
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    I am leaving Squat the Planet.

    I actually appreciate when mods & users prepare some sort of exit thread. I can't fault anyone for evolving, loosing interest, moving on or just getting burned out. While ownership & management is in the few, I think many of us feel connected & a part of STP. I myself have grown far apart from...
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    locking bikes up in the slabs?

    I am a former bike messenger and unsure what style bike and length of ulock. My experience with locking bikes up is that it all depends where and for how long. This is not slab city specific. My fixed gear gets locked through the rear triangle and rear wheel to itself when nothing solid is...
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    Old school bindle

    I think that depression era solutions were built out of what was available. Today, the surplus of Jansport backpacks, pickle bags and better alternative s are readily available for free/cheap. Within hours it's possible to replace with better alternatives than this. This is just completely...
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    Announcement New StP sticker design now available on Etsy!

    Are stickers as seen? Is the word Fucked visible on stickers and or just yellowed out for Etsy purposes or were they printed like that?
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    Cancelled Drugs, alcohol, and addiction section

    I would also like to add that I have never been in treatment, rehab, halfway houses, detox or ever had any type of professional help and or counseling. With my experience in AA, I hear of lots of stories of the many paths visited on people's journeys. Some of us try and try many techniques...
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    Cancelled Drugs, alcohol, and addiction section

    I think that it could potentially be useful. I dunno how many of us here are actually in recovery from booze/drugs. I am sober and in recovery & have been open about my sobriety. I even got sober while traveling! Addiction in the traveling community is & has always been so rampant. A scourge...
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    Bernie Sanders

    I too cannot comprehend the fish sauce reference? As to me personally applying The Art of war tactics these days (in any situation) is highly doubtful. I have ceased fighting anything or anyone.I will defer most revolutionary action to those, decades younger than I. I have found my own small...
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    Vus insurances

    Step 1. Convert so that bus can be titled as a motorhome. States vary but installing some/all of the following depending on your state. Cooking appliance with onboard fuel source Gas or electric fridge (many RVs have propane/ac refrigerators that run on propane when not hooked to shore power. ie...
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    Bernie Sanders

    I think you could be right about us not being outright enemies as we do not know or interact with each other enough to be completely sure. Just as, if someone may agree with the majority of my political beliefs that won't automatically make us friends, allies or comrades. Personalities or...