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Re: “Plans for Utopian 'Ubuntu' Community Cause Stir in Bolton

I find it difficult to imagine that the owners of the Lotus Lodge are surprised by the attention this has received. As a BV resident who has been following this closely, I can explain the attention from my perspective. When their fundraising efforts began, the Lotus Lodge owners posted their intention of purchasing the ski resort and the water and sewer company. (They have since taken this down.) Many of us live in and/or own property in the resort residential zoning district adjacent to the resort. Our homes are hooked into the already maxed-out water and sewer company. Incredibly, in their online monthly collaborative meetings (available on YouTube), Ubuntu folks were saying that the community was entirely on board with the plan and that they were getting a lot of local support. In fact, most of us had NO idea this was being planned. My concern is not just for my own position, but for those in the Ubuntu community being seduced into donating money to the project based on the misinformation of town-wide support of this plan. Transparency from the start might have avoided some of this fuss.

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Posted by VT802 on 08/25/2016 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Plans for Utopian 'Ubuntu' Community Cause Stir in Bolton

That's exactly correct, RDS. Medical intuitive is a real thing (although I would never go to one) and a purple dinosaur is not. You got it. So in using the same language the author would use in allowing the woman to call herself a purple dinosaur, she is casting the same kind of doubt on a profession (again, I would never trust a medical intuitive but many people do).

Posted by Mt.Philo on 08/25/2016 at 3:15 PM

Re: “Plans for Utopian 'Ubuntu' Community Cause Stir in Bolton

Where the rubber meets the road is simple. The current system does NOT work or serve us well and moving towards cooperation not competition and division based on names,words and assumptions but strategies and ideas we can all understand and get behind that benefit ALL involved. That's where the conversation can bring light not heat and be had by those involved NOT so much by spectators.

Posted by Vinny Oliveira on 08/25/2016 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Plans for Utopian 'Ubuntu' Community Cause Stir in Bolton

The reporter has an agenda - perhaps reality?

Compare:
She describes herself as a purple dinosaur vs. She is a purple dinosaur

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Posted by RDS on 08/25/2016 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Plans for Utopian 'Ubuntu' Community Cause Stir in Bolton

Its an enviable organic flow in our current structure.
Not a cult, religion or segregated community.
It's using the political structure we have and moving toward more self sustainability and freedom. You have to start with one town. it's a grass roots approach to freedom for all.

Give me a break ! Since when does freedom require 500k. Self sustaining, no electric, no phones, no cable, no sewage system, all organic.
I love how you monkeys play with words. You will create a structure (laws and rules do not equate to freedom), and infrastructure. stop playing with words to suit your agenda. Just say you want life to be free which does not equate to freedom.

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Posted by Red Winter Sky on 08/25/2016 at 11:20 AM

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