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Can you harvest wheat? Can you defend 3 square miles?

If you can harvest wheat and defend at least 3 square miles, I need you to help DEFEND MY RANCH. My ranch contains a 13,000-acre organic wheat field. And it is under threat.

Perhaps you got here by listening to a libertarian podcast. As libertarians, we often disagree about many things. What we do tend to agree on, though, is that private property, smart work, free trade and voluntary cooperation make everyone better-off.

If you feel the same, I want you to join in an opportunity that could further the cause of human liberty. Even if you're not a libertarian, but you believe in freedom and responsibility and seek a better life, then consider joining us.

I have been a NAP-abiding libertarian since I was thirteen years old. I have also been targeted by several criminal gangs since at least that time. I have laid out my experience, and the evidence that dystopic levels of corruption reach the highest levels of government, military and business, on this site.

For two decades, I had no idea what the reason for this targeting could be. I thought I was being persecuted because of libertarianism for much of my life. That wasn't it. Just two years ago, I found the probable reason -- a 20,000-acre ranch with my name on it. And since then, I have witnessed decisive proof that the theft of this property was the motivation for decades of targeted attacks.

These attacks, and this theft, are acts of aggression against me and my family. Since my ranch was simply stolen, I am simply stealing it back.

And if you think this is all just crazy, then unfortunately I have to agree with you. It is crazy. It is also real. And anyone who has been paying attention for the past decade knows that the world is becoming a crazy place. At a certain point, we all have to ask ourselves, "Do I wait until the craziness targets me, and my family's safety and well-being are threatened, or do I act to defend others like me?"

If chosen to participate, you and your team will be tasked with managing and defending anywhere from 1/5th to 1/2 of my ranch through the 2017 wheat harvest. You should be able, as much as is practical, to work with other groups in the common defense of the entire ranch.

At the end of the harvest, all I ask is that you deposit 10% of the grain in a specified location on the ranch. The rest will be yours to do with as you please. If things work out well, this offer (or a slightly modified version thereof) will be extended for many years.

I will be receiving confidential proposals at my property west of Tulsa from now until March 2nd. It is on the southeast corner of 57th street south and 37th west avenue.

Be prepared to detail your plans to defend my ranch and harvest the wheat thereon. You should consider the following threats: fire, tornado, sniper, blockade, aerial drone, sabotage, electronic warfare and electromagnetic weaponry. You will need a team of at least 6-9 people, and a requisite amount of materiel. Individuals who wish to participate, and who can demonstrate a sufficient ability to contribute, will be placed in an ad-hoc team. And please, starting now, practice good OPSEC and protect your anonymity.

In addition, I will set aside at least four suitable plots for individuals with aerial drones capable of defending and harvesting less than 100 acres. To be clear, this is just for drones -- not people. Must contact me by March 2nd.

So, let's do a little math, in order to demonstrate how this might work, for those of you who think this might be out of your reach. These examples assume a harvest of 30 bushels per acre, and a team managing the smallest portion (1/5) of the ranch.

The first example, let's call it the 'Open Source' team, is one in which a relatively large group of people all spend the next two months building their own makeshift harvesters. Harvesting wheat is a fairly simple process. The grain is at the very top of the plant, and is easy to mechanically separate from the chaff. It mostly just needs to be cut, and stored. Sickle-bar mowers (for instance) capable of doing this have been around for a long time.

So, the team has twelve people, and each is responsible for harvesting 216 acres of wheat. If half of the team is standing guard, then you need six harvesters, for twelve people. If you assume that they design harvesters that are ten feet wide, and that go two feet per second, this means they should be able to get all of that wheat (195 tons each) taken in with only one month of harvesting. Each person spends four hours per day harvesting, in shifts.

If you use a 2.5-ton truck as your base, then each harvester needs to empty five times a day into a storage area, or into a group of thirty (30) silos that are each approximately 12 feet in diameter and 30 feet tall. Each person ends up with 5800 bushels.

That's an extreme example, but the point is that this doesn't necessarily require a lot of time, a lot of capital, or even a lot of organization. It can be quite a decentralized effort. And with even a tiny amount of research and design put into it, you can likely do better than what I've suggested here.

But here's another example, of a small team at the opposite extreme. We'll call them 'Smalltime Capitalists'. Let's say the team only has eight people. And you all pool a small amount of resources to buy a single large harvester capable of going at four feet per second. You harvest for 16 hours per day, in two shifts, with two guards at all times. With rotation, each person spends less than three hours harvesting per day. The harvest takes two months. And each person ends up with 8700 bushels.

Does that sound within your reach?

This may not -- an ad-hoc team of 'Bigtime Capitalists'. These people come prepared. There are eleven of them, managing 1/2 of the ranch. They have 50-caliber rifles. They have plenty of surveillance equipment. They might have other defensive skills and equipment. They have, or buy, three large harvesters, and harvest 16 hours per day, for two months. Each of them ends up with 15,900 bushels. Not bad for six months of work.

But you don't just have to follow this paradigm, either. You can think outside the box. For instance, instead of buying large, expensive harvesters, you could buy a single small harvester, and use it to cut a series of pathways that make up the requisite 10%. Then, you release a bunch of free-range turkeys in order to harvest the remainder of the wheat. Instead of guarding and harvesting wheat, your job now becomes guarding and harvesting turkeys.

Last Updated on 02/13/17