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kano wrote

I would just use it as the sauce I meant. I put walnuts which I toasted in a pan. I've had walnut nasturtium pesto before and I think its pretty good. I also put lots of olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and yeast flakes.

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kano wrote

To spread on bread, and for noodles with sauce. Or whatever any of my housemates want to use it for. I froze most of it, for random times when no one wants to cook, then we can just defrost some and have easy pasta with sauce.

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kano wrote (edited )

It depends, in English there are two plant genera called nasturtium. I mean this one, genus tropaeolum. You can definitely eat the stems leaves and flowers. I don't know if the species in my garden has edible roots, but some species you can also eat the roots. The stems flowers and leaves are spicy like mustard or wasabi. That being said I'm pretty sure you can eat the plants in the genus nasturtium too.

They grow very well in our garden too. We have two extremely large plants, I couldn't harvest half of it.

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kano wrote

Yesterday I made 4-5 litres of pesto from nasturtium. I also helped my housemate make a script to download youtube vidoes and extract a transcript from the audio. Probably will go dumpstering tonight, I just hope it stops snowing by then.

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kano wrote

You can camp for free on blm land on except where its explicitly not allowed. I think generally you are allowed to stay in the same place for 2 weeks in a month long period. So it's theoretically possible to nomad around blm land. I believe this also goes for national forest service land. The blm ( and forest service)definitely has its own law enforcement. There is plenty of great nature on blm land.

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kano wrote (edited )

I would say that's a fair description of the house. Yea it's a lot of work and can be stressful to live on a construction site, but we are a relative large group of people and a lot of us have lived together before and want to stay together. Some of us are definitely somewhat burned out at this point, but I feel all in all we have done so much good work and the renovated parts of the house are really nice and it can only keep getting better.

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Yes I've been learning German since I arrived in Germany. I didn't know anything until I came here.

I don't know what you mean by a fixer upper exactly. But we have been renovating the house mostly by ourselves. It had been mostly abandoned when we bought it, was filled with trash, had no heating. In the beginning everyone slept in the one room which had a wood stove, which is now our dining room. We have at this point renovated most of the first floor, we have removed moldy wood and wallpaper, plastered all the walls, wired up electricity and central heating, at this point we can use central heating to heat most of the first floor either using gas or a wood carburetor. Most of us now live in a fully renovated room on that floor. I will move into a room there in a couple weeks most likely. We still don't have a full bathroom, just one toilet on each floor and a temp shower in the kitchen. The idea is to use the 1st floor as private living space and the ground floor as a social centre with bike workshop, library, public kitchen and more, we still have to plan how we want to set the ground floor up. We also have a large garden a smaller gatehouse which we sound proofed as a music making room. We also have a small stage outside near the fire ring where concerts can be held. The house has changed a lot since we arrived here.

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kano wrote

The amount of German I've managed to learn in the last almost 4 years. That I've spent 10 months of the last 2 years employed. The amount of progress we have done on our house since we got it in the beginning of 2021.

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kano wrote

I have consumed them before in small amounts and they were a nice mood enhancer and made colours more vivid. I learned to dry them before eating them, but that even dried it's better not to take large amounts because of potential negative side effects. I never took enough to have like real hallucinations.

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It's super interesting and fun to live there. I've learned so much practical stuff since I've come there. It's also helped me a lot because I'm a foreigner in the country and living with a bunch of locals is really helping me to learn the language. The part of the country we are in is full of fascists and we want to provide an alternative space for the youth who live here so they can get exposed to radical politics which aren't fascist because around here it's really easy to just grow up and only be around and enter far right circles.

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It's going well for me, I live in an anarchist housing project, we have bought a cheap abandoned house in the countryside and are currently renovating the place to provide dirt cheap housing and a social centre. We are trying to a join a housing syndicate in our country who will split ownership with us 50 50 to prevent speculation on the house. I will update later with more Infos, but we have been there for a year and a half and have nearly finished the renovation of the top floor, which should be private living space. Then we will do the ground floor which will be the public area of the house.

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Reply to Friday Free Talk? by kano

I came home from a short holiday to visit some friends and my partner. And I was sick this week with flu or covid and allergies after I came back. I quit my job this week and after I finish there I will go and visit my family for the first time since before the pandemic began.

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In no particular order:

Nas, Lowkey, Rakim, Tupac, Ghetts

I might switch out Tupac for mf doom.

Its hard for me to compare rappers across languages so here is a list of the greatest german rappers. (That I know about anyway)

Megaloh, Samy Deluxe, Afrob, Og keemo, Haze

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kano wrote (edited )

I was born and grew up in the United States and I left permanently directly after finishing school. My father came to the United States and is now thinking about leaving it, along with my mother and sister. Some of my friends I had growing up there are trying to or have already left as well.

So I don't know a lot about immigrating to the States or living and working there as an adult. But I think its pretty hard to come here legally(its also hard illegally) depending on where you come from. Salaries can seem higher there then they do in the other countries I lived, but those other countries tend to do things like giving you healthcare, so your costs will also go up a lot as well. And depending on where you live you are really going to need a car, and housing can be really expensive.

The weed in the US is really good even in the states where its not legal & its super easy to get prescription drugs.

I personally find a lot of Americans really obnoxious and I tend to avoid them now that I'm abroad.

American cops are real assholes.

American people tend to be pretty easy to speak to and are more friendly then other places I've lived.

You can get good corn cobs there all the time which is a big benefit.

Its a big country with a diverse geography, climate, and culture.

Its really easy to lead an unhealthy lifestyle there.

If you are white and speak English with a minimal accent you will probably not face too many issues as an immigrant in my experience. If you speak with a British accent then everyone will want to sleep with you, but they'll probably say something about tea and crumpets first.

If you speak Spanish and not English then there are definitely parts of the country, or parts of various cities that you can go too where you don't really have to speak English, but good luck reading this.

University can be really expensive here, health care can be really expensive here, you are not guaranteed parental leave by law, so if you plan to have children I might have second thoughts, though anyone born here is automatically a US citizen which is a benefit. (and I know people whose parents specifically bore them in the US for this reason)

I don't really want to go live there again, but I would like to take an extended trip there, see what's going on.

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