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I really appreciate these posts. While you don't deny the existence of the juggernaut - the magnitude and the power of it, you always point out ways in which to slip around it. Thank you!

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My pleasure!

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For your information, Islamic Zakat is only 2.5% from the money your reserve after 12 month and not the earned money for the whole year.

That's mean if you have money in your bank for 12 month and you didn't used it then you have to pay 2.5%.

Thanks

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I read every single one of these posts. They are great!

One note to Abundantia I've been itching to communicate that regarding the recommendation of the use of art as investments: I'm seeing a lot of A.I. art lately that is as good or even better than art made by humans. I never thought this would be the case but things change. I would be cautious of putting faith in the value of classic artworks as they are only based on perceived value and the younger generations' attention spans are getting so short I wouldn't predict that they would be great art appreciators. I am not an expert but art seems like a risky future asset.

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I think one of the most profound parts technology now plays is the means it provides for ‘the state’ to interfere and even own your life. Couched in whatever reasoning and phrases you care to think of the reality is that whether a country/government is benign, given to good or downright despotic the extent to which they have the capability of interfering or ‘enhancing’ your life and freedoms is high indeed. EG UK, via CCTV is one of the most surveyed countries in the world. Ostensibly to aid crime detection and prevention. In parts of China citizens are routinely encouraged to give their DNA to the state for purposes of managing population growth and future needs. Wearing a globalist’s hat what protections do we have from governments of all persuasions who demand our data from private entities, social media, stores, smart phones and loyalty cards.

Whilst it’s probably unhealthy to live in a state (hah hah!!) of suspicion and paranoia it’s surely a reasonable thing to be very careful with your data and be mindful about how and if you share it.

Whilst technology brings us many benefits it also offers opportunities to those who’s intent may not be entirely focussed upon maintaining your rights to be a free person. ‘Let’s be careful out there’ Sgt. Phil Esterhaus, Hill Street Blues 19frozentodeath.

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I'm curious about your thoughts on responsibility as an Anticitizen. For many, citizenship also expresses a reciprocal relationship with the community or society we are in - a symbol of the ways that we co-create that society. What role does an Anticitizen play in creating healthy, abundant societies? In connecting people in meaningful and long-lasting ways?

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I like the theme of this post very much, it was just the same thing I thought about before receiving this letter. I just didn't find a word to describe it. And I was thinking how could I realise it. Thank you for this advice to make a second and more citizenship. I wonder how do I make it? If I don't know much about the history of my family which has not so much registered marriages. Is it only way that I have is to marry someone with different citizenship?

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Although I do not necessarily agree with your take on the way Moslems ran things back then, I absolutely do see the importance of living an alternative lifestyle as an Anticitizen. The institutions of this world have grown far too large to be of any service to individuals, and it's time to just say no to them.

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What don't you agree with on my "take"? It's not really a take, it's fact of how the early Caliphates ran their society. Otherwise, glad you see the benefits of living this kind of life.

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I love this lifestyle. Our family has been on the road for four years. That being said, yes, you are right, the Moslems did run their society in this manner. No dispute there. But there is a crucial difference between what they were doing and what these clowns are doing with the world as we speak. That is the "Why" of their undertakings. These Moslems lived like the early Christians and many Jews before them – in opposition to Western Civilization. They desired to remain together under one identity and as individuals all part of a larger whole. Governments of today care not for noble intentions, they only scurry after selfish, short-term goals.

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I liked the theme of the article

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MULTAN is in Punjab Pakistan

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At the time, it was a part of medieval Islamic India.

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Yes, that's in the modern day. Back then, it was medieval India.

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