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Self-Publishing

Posted in Book Reports, Individuals / Members / Monsters / Creative Writing, Pub Library, SCOD Online School with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2014 by Drogo

If anyone has a digital file for a book, i can publish it for about $100 within a month. That is a very low price that the author can pay for my services, to do all the work of format editing and publishing on Amazon and Kindle. It usually takes me over 10 hours, so at $10 an hour that is quite a deal!

Any book sales I will report and share with the authors. It is in my interest to do so, because we could make more successful projects. Identifying success potential is key. I have published over 20 books. Want more information on SCOD publishing? Find me on Facebook or click HERE to collaborate on a book project!

Books Published by Drogo Empedocles

– Drogo Empedocles of SCOD

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Organic Education

Posted in Critical Commentary of Civilization, Education / Schools, SCOD Online School, Services, Sales or Trade, Sustainability with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2014 by Drogo

Independent Scholar Vouchers

Hear me all those with a college diploma, ye who think thou art superior to those without a college diploma.

Hear me all those without a college diploma, who think that bosses will only realize your worth if you get a college diploma.

I have a Masters Degree in Architecture from Savannah College of Art & Design. Yes I think I earned it. Yes I am proud of it. Yes the paper diploma, the school documents, and the thousands of dollars of loans do not mean that I am smarter, more intelligent, or wiser than if I had been taught many of the same things by other means.

Sure I value many of my college experiences. Yes I retain much of the knowledge I received from the 6 years. Yes I value the friends and teachers I had. Yes many of classes I took were of little value after I graduated for the types of jobs that I had. Yes many of the classes I took are largely obsolete in my life today, because of who I am. Who I am includes life changes, life choices, phases of various interests, and realizing how I want to define myself as an adult. When I was in college I was a teenager, becoming the adult I thought I wanted to be; which was in contrast to becoming the adult I thought was expected to be by other adults. Now I am a grey-haired adult, becoming the adult I think I now want to be; which is not entirely the same adult that I became previously.

Now, let us talk about self-education, independent tutoring, and community learning. Self-education can be reading a book, talking to someone, or learning that a person experiences or realizes during or after a variety of hobbies, social events, or work periods. Independent tutoring means self-education by means of personal tutors, or Master-Apprentice relationships. Community learning means groups of individuals learning from mutual shared experiences and interactions; this can include civic or work place social works. I believe these are all part of mainstream public and private education through schooling; but they are also important alternatives to mainstream schooling.

I personally have always learned best by studying subjects by my own standards, and on my own time schedule. I have always loved learning in general; but just as I prefer good teachers, nice bosses, and generous loved ones; I also prefer learning in fun and free ways best. So why do we have standard schooling, besides the fact that it is a tradition? My answer is that the bell system of classes is based on factory efficiency, and not on organic quality education. Organic quality education can occur through self-education, tutoring, and community learning by themselves; without factory standard schools.

I do think if the only type of education for the masses that the government will fund is standard public schooling, than it is good that at least one type of education is provided for by our tax money. I would rather organic personal learning be funded by our government at whatever scale, but what we have is probably better than nothing. One alternative cultural situation could be that organic education be so popular and mainstream that no taxes at all would need to be collected for education of any kind, because people would want to spend all of their money on education as soon as they earn it; as though it were a commercial or drug trend like sports, cars, or alcohol.

I propose a theory of organic education using the 3 organic methods as previously stated; that would be verified by an Independent Scholar Voucher (ISV) system. I, as an independent scholar, can vouch for another independent scholar that I have witnessed, taught, or worked with enough to defend their claim of educational learning to a certain ‘degree’. In this way I am willing to defend such Voucher titles, to the point of publicly challenging any opposition to the claim. Do you know of any public or private institution that would be willing to wrestle or fight a person that did not value your educational ‘degree’ that you earned from them? Fuck no. Would I fight for your right to express your personal organic education, if I could vouch for it with confidence? Fuck yes!

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Midevil Films Review

Posted in Arts (Design & Performance), Fictional Stories, Film Reviews, Interviews, POB Video, Recommendations & Tributes, Roleplaying / Reenacting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2013 by Drogo

Midevil Films Productions

Mid-Western American Independent Film group

Based on Interview with Founder, Producer, Director, Writer, and Actress:  Angela Daum 

Aliases include: Arlyssen Arlussen / Olivia Alyss / Kallie Stevenson

List of some Films:

The Map, The Lesson and The Test, Angela as a Ranger, Angela as a Courier, The Three Gems, I murdered a Fairy?, Ranger Mottos, MCIS, Midevil Crime Investigation Service, The Day in the Life of a Courier, How to wash your K9, Andrew Audition

Angela has fun with all her films, and the actors are good and play along well with the script for a finished result. She is a maverick woman who is both a passionate writer and a bold actress. She is a loyal to her crafts and her friends.

Watch their films on Youtube Channel Ranger Alyss. Angela’s favorite scene from Angela as a Ranger is: “What I have I gotten myself into.” Angela: “The weeds you just walked into them.”

For Angela film making is a passion she want to continue for as long as possible; with more shows and films on the way!!

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End of Interview with Angela of Midevil Films.

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A Note About Intentional Communities

Posted in Cooperatives / Communities / Networks / Travels, Organic Development, Sustainability with tags , , , , , on May 14, 2012 by Drogo
SCOD was designed for 3 clients, but it can be adapted for different clients (owners) and different locations. The most important factor is commitment to it, because most people will come and go. Start with an inner circle of 3-10 people, then grow the community to 10-100+. There has to be at least 3 committed owners, and they have to agree to live in the same area for a period of time. LOL not as easy as you would think to get all the factors together.

Communities may work for a period of time, but the functionality changes with the people.

SCOD School – Free Self Education

Posted in Cooperatives / Communities / Networks / Travels, SCOD Online School with tags , , , , , on October 3, 2011 by Drogo

To visit the official SCOD School Website:  CLICK HERE

Here are some related websites listing other Free Education Websites:

Independent Blogger 1

Independent Blogger 2

Independent Blogger 3

Other Web Source 1

 

 

BackCreekDaddy Productions

Posted in Film Reviews, Interviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2011 by Drogo

Founded in Hedgesville, WV 1997

***RPG File Footage***
The Drac Black Tape (various times throughout 1997 – 2000)***Feature Lengths***
Thrillogy of Horror
– Crossover Alliance (2002)
– Broken Alliance: A New Beginning (2004)
– Out of the Darkness (2005)
Evil Awakening (2010)
The Pawn (In Production, eta 2011)

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The Black Estate (2009)
– Co-Produced with Nee-Va Jade Productions.

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Revenge is Best Served Dead (2005)
– Written by M.W. Hess

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BackCreekDaddy INTERVIEW 1

Name of Person interviewed:  Edgar (Mark) Hess
Reason interviewed:  Films

1. Why did you start making your films? :
It started with role-playing games, started making little skits. And then decided why not make a film.

2. Describe your films:
They focus around a self made vampire; the good guys and a government agency always try to take him down.

3. Tell us about your Community in relation to making films and showing films:
As far as the community goes there has been no problem with our filming locations. Our showing of films have only been distributed among the cast, family, and friends. Not to be sold or rented.

4. How important is Film-making in your life?
Well my film making brings together the family and friends. It gives us all something to laugh about. It is a good creative outlet.

5. Do you have any other plans for future “Development” of these or any other goals?
Currently writing a new script. Hoping to have an all original soundtrack so it can be publically shown.

6. Give some advice for anyone wanting to do what you have done:
My advice is if you want to do it, don’t say “I can’t,” just do the best you can and look back at it as a creative fun project. You just might surprise yourself.

Thank you Mr. Hess, Blessed be.

Government Covert Operations

Posted in Critical Commentary of Civilization, Military, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2011 by Drogo

Reasons Why Not To Trust Your Government

There are plenty of reasons not to trust governments of other countries, even the most brainwashed automaton would probably agree with that. “Ya can’t trust them Russskis!” etc etc … But have you ever wondered how much you can trust your own Government? And would it change the way you function in society if you started to believe that there are some major reasons not to trust your Government? Probably not. Most people are at least somewhat skeptical of politics in general, and they continue to work at factories, businesses, and live in standard conventional housing.

To believe in Conspiracy Theories is not necessarily the same thing as being insane, even though popular culture wants you to believe that it is crazy to think that things are planned by other people without your knowledge. In fact, things are planned all the time by other people without our knowledge. How can that be? Because we are limited in our ability to know everything in the Universe, and be able to know the “Truth” about all things, even if we know somethings.

1.  Conspiracy Theories are theories.

2. Conspiracies do actually happen constantly in reality.

3. Just because many Conspiracy Theories are false or exaggerated, does not mean that Conspiracies do not happen.

4. There are many actual Conspiracies that we will never know about.

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Bill Moyer’s Documentary on our “Secret Government” 1987

The Moyer’s Documentary covers from 1947-1987:  CIA assassination of Iranian President, CIA assassination plots, storm troopers, and bombing in Guatamala, Chile, and Cuba; etc…

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CIA Operations Exposed in Animated Short Film (dvd extra on film “Red”)


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False Flag Operations

Cover-Up Operations and other reasons for being politically Independent and Aware

1. Nazis attacked a German Radio Station and blamed Poland. Yes this happened in Germany, but this Conspiracy did happen.

The Gleiwitz Incident

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Area 51 Top Secret Cover-Ups

Area 51 Top Secret Nuclear Tests, including Roswell

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Operation Argus: exploding our Ozone Layer in 1958. A secret government conspiracy that is not a theory and did happen.

Our government knew the test could damage the ionosphere and the ozone layer, yet they did it anyway.

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Operation Northwoods  – CIA conspiracy plans to commit terrorism and blame Cuba

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Intentional or Unintentional Lies

False Statements Based on False Information

Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele

Even when our government does not lie, it can easily make false statements based on faulty evidence or mistakes. For years the Allies believed that the Nazi Josef Mengele “The Angel of Death” was dead. That was the reality according to the press, and so that was the truth. However, this was false. It was not the truth. The truth was Josef Mengele lived for 34 years in various countries, until his death in 1979. It wasn’t until 1992 that we found out the real truth through DNA evidence. He was aided by ODESSA (Secret Nazi post-War organization to aid fugitive SS Members).

Nazi Klaus Barbie

SS Gestapo Member “The Butcher of Lyon” was wanted for war crimes, however he was instead aided by the CIA. In 1947, Barbie became an agent for the 66th Detachment of the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC). In 1951, he fled to Argentina with the help of U.S. intelligence services. He then emigrated to Bolivia, where he lived under the alias Klaus Altmann. He aided the CIA in the assassination of Che Guevara. Barbie took part in the “Cocaine Coup” of Luis Tejada, when the regime forced its way to power in Bolivia in 1980. It wasn’t until the 1980’s that Barbie was finally captured and put on trial in France.

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CIA Drug Trafficking Conspiracies

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Iran-Contra Affair – President Reagan, Oliver North, and Terrorists

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Operation MK-ULTRA – CIA Mind Control Experiments

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Operation Delirium  – military chemical testing

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Top Secret Nuclear Accidents  –  list of files declassified

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You may hear failed and ignorant historians, politicians, or journalists trying to “debunk” all conspiracies as just “paranoid theories” because they cannot accept any other version of history except the one held by those that employ them. Try to be understanding of those with less understanding, and keep investigating and learning as much as you care to undertake and share.

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more will be added soon……….