Do you own a
house if a corporation can pollute the air and give you a
high probability of cancer if you choose to keep living there?
It is difficult to gain FOSS-type freedom for our residences, but
utility independence is possible. I'm in the last throes of design of
my tree-change strawbale solar-powered off-grid tank-water home. As no
utilities are provided at the site, there are no related charges¹. OK,
there's still rates, but four down (electricity, water, gas², telephone)
is a good start.
Admittedly, I'm quietly praying to Odin, Thor, Freja, and Sif, that the
wireless internet out there will improve from basically adequate to good.
The biggest freedom, though, is no-one else on my 3 sq. km. - just
kangas, wombats, and possums. The kangas stop and hang about if you talk
to them right.
You still don't have freedom from pollution. While Lock The Gate is getting
some traction they are far from preventing mining companies from destroying
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