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"Off the grid", to me, simply means not connected to the electrical company power lines. "Off the radar", on the other hand, is another matter altogether and does involve the bending if not the outright breaking of rules and regulations. That can be very difficult in some places.
 Amidst the flux of expansion or contraction, the State always makes sure that it seizes and retains certain crucial "command posts" of the economy and society. Among these command posts are a monopoly of violence, monopoly of the ultimate judicial power, the channels of communication and transportation (post office, roads, rivers, air routes), irrigated water in Oriental despotisms, and education?to mold the opinions of its future citizens. In the modern economy, money is the critical command post. This parasitic process of "catching up" has been almost openly proclaimed by Karl Marx, who conceded that socialism must be established through seizure of capital previously accumulated under capitalism. Certainly, one indispensable ingredient of such a solution must be the sundering of the alliance of intellectual and State, through the creation of centers of intellectual inquiry and education, which will be independent of State power. Christopher Dawson notes that the great intellectual movements of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment were achieved by working outside of, and sometimes against, the entrenched universities. These academia of the new ideas were established by independent patrons. See Christopher Dawson, The Crisis of Western Education (New York: Sheed and Ward, 1961).
I would like to add on to glenns last comment.You need to either build into the a mountain side,a cave. Or make sure the area is highly treed.I have been with the hubs in the county office and they were able to look via satellite at a piece of property we were considering buying. They were able with a few calculations state what was built without permits and what part of a building was in a no build buffer zone. They were only a few feet off with thier calculations. And the pictures were incredible. Property with a large upper tree canopy the satellite can not penatrate to see if there are buildings under or get very good calcualtions.
Makes me wonder if I need insurance.
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