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School Sucks
Indoctrination + Regurgitation + Graduation ≠ An Education
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My name is Brett and I have worked in education for the last ten years, in a variety of capacities. I am currently the Vice Pre...


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April 17, 2019 08:43 AM PDT
Jason Seib is a fat loss coach, fitness and nutrition author, and speaker. He is also the creator of the Alt-Shift Diet, which doesn't have to be seen as a "diet diet" - temporary and filled with frustrating sacrifices. His philosophy aligns with previous health and fitness coaches we've had on the show, and with what has proven most successful for me. Even though Jason's work focuses primarily on 30+ moms frustrated with yo-yo diets, I've bought into his approach in a big way over the last 2 years, with great results. Recently I was looking for ways to optimize my diet and fitness pursuits, which actually means addressing some mistakes and shortcuts I have been making. I thought, who better to talk to than Jason himself? We'll start by discussing Jason's Background in the Paleo scene, the influence of Rob Wolf, serious problems with the online fitness industry, and then we'll move into the important of a healthy relationship between mind and body in fitness and diet pursuits.

What is Alt-Shift:

- Research, Guidelines and foundations - benefits of Cyclic Keto Diets, shortcoming of keto/low-carb diets - Macro-nutrient cycling in Alt-Shift

Brett's Alt-Shift Benefits:

- sustainability - leaner and stronger than maybe I've ever been - less anxiety - much better cardiovascular health - sleep, deep and consistent - energy - less illness - better metabolic flexibility - fun But Here's the Problem: Lately I've been having too much fun? I read the book in 2017, and now I retain only the essences of it, selectively. I am finding ways to cheat, while still still operating inside the macro guidelines of the diet. And while there may be no immediate consequences at my waistline (which is 30) I worry about the implications to long term health. This is an important theme in the show: a conscious approach, with self-acceptance as a foundation, but also focused on regular improvement.

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School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering our work. Please help us continue to spread this important message further! Before you do anything, please bookmark and use this link for your Amazon shopping: Shop With Us

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Digital Marketing Career Blueprint is the first addition to a School Sucks Project library of courses on high-income skills. If you're interested in learning more please help us out by following this link: Digital Marketing Career Blueprint
April 08, 2019 09:12 AM PDT
Three years ago a time, energy and attention management expert name Kevin Kruse came on School Sucks to discuss block scheduling and some of its helpful, supporting strategies. I listened politely, and then did something entirely different. After much more trial and error in managing my time efficiently and effectively, I am revisiting Kevin's advice and combining it with some additional resources from Brian Tracey, Cal Newport and Tim Ferriss. After three solid months of experimentation with block scheduling, I'm ready to report my findings in this marathon solo show. I hope this is helpful for many of you.

Backstory/Problems

Lately on SSP, we've been spending a lot of show time discussing the glories of being your own boss. But several times a week, I realize I kind of suck at that. I usually feel busy but not doing things that are really moving the needle for my business. Time is precious, and with great freedom comes great responsibility. Especially for unschooled kids, dealing with an abundance of unstructured time. What habits are they forming?

Block Scheduling INFLUENCES

"Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things. Your ability to plan and organize your work, in advance, so you are always working on your highest value tasks determines your success as much as any other factor." - Brian Tracey Eat That Frog * Select Your Most Important Task * Begin Immediately. * Work on It Single Handedly. * Finish It!! Beware of attention residue. Every time you switch activities you deplete focus. THE E-MYTH This book taught me to think of myself as playing three distinct roles inside School Sucks: entrepreneur, manager and technician. I became more conscious of how I was dividing my time between the three. Batching Tim Ferriss talks about group related work together in The Four-Hour Work Week. Don't make the batch too big if it's not something you enjoy. Cal Newport - DEEP WORK This is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. it's a skill we build over time. Newport claims that a 40 hour time-blocked work wee can produce the same amount of output as an unstructured 60-hour work week. Embracing "monk mode morning" Between when you wake up and noon no meetings, no calls, no texts, no email, no Internet. You instead work deeply on something (or some things) that matter. That's the ideal, so how close can I get?

Block Scheduling PROCESS

This is MY calendar; I can revise it however I wish. I use google calendar - everything moves. Time blocking has four major steps: plan, block, act, and revise. This is explained in detail in the show.

Block Scheduling Outcomes After Three Months

* specific, well defined time blocks for high-value activities, every day, fail if I must * done with work by 5pm every day * Dump low priority stuff off later into the week. WHAT I'VE LEARNED ABOUT MYSELF * I prioritize shallow work, production "feel busy" or "feel productive" * I don't spend enough time on entrepreneurial thinking * Management tasks sap my energy, not for the morning * I manage my time less effectively as the week goes on * I don't have clear boundaries between life and work , too much time in the Studio of Champions * I need to be managed, but I am the only manager I have, and this process solves that problem * Being busy feels terrible, and so does telling people I'm too busy

Related Shows On Organization, Focus and Block Scheduling

[PODCAST/VIDEO] #404: Brett’s Complete Guide To Evernote with GTD – Tutorial [PODCAST] #406: Time Mastery – A Conversation With Kevin Kruse

Please Support School Sucks

We do cool things! Thanks to your support.

School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering our work. Please help us continue to spread this important message further! Before you do anything, please bookmark and use this link for your Amazon shopping: Shop With Us

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Digital Marketing Career Blueprint is the first addition to a School Sucks Project library of courses on high-income skills. If you're interested in learning more please help us out by following this link: Digital Marketing Career Blueprint
March 27, 2019 09:34 AM PDT
Here's a free full-episode sample of our supporter-only show The Discomfort Zone. And we're excited to announce a new way to get it! With your SubscribeStar Membership you'll gain access to this frequently praised ongoing personal development conversation, plus lots of other irreverent and acerbic commentary that School Sucks listeners have never heard before. What You'll Hear Today: THE DISCOMFORT ZONE(s02e03) We're not eating enough frogs for breakfast and this can really ruin the day. We'll explain. We also discuss the lessons from a month of block scheduling and ways to improve the practice. Plus Brett's trip to the hospital, Andrew's bi-phasic sleep and a review of High Performance Habits.

All current SubscribeStar Content:

The Discomfort Zone – Pilot (Hour 1) (AUDIO, 63 MINUTES) The first installment of our new supporter-only show - In this series, we will build upon and grow our strengths, highlight and improve our weaknesses, diversify and increase our personal and professional skill sets. This ongoing saga will be an open discussion allowing us to question each other's actions to help ensure we are taking the best possible steps to keep us on track achieve our goals.Today Andrew and I inventory each other's strengths and weaknesses and set some initial accountability goals for each other. The Discomfort Zone – Pilot (Hour 2) (AUDIO, 64 MINUTES) The first installment of our new supporter-only show - In this series, we will build upon and grow our strengths, highlight and improve our weaknesses, diversify and increase our personal and professional skill sets. This ongoing saga will be an open discussion allowing us to question each other's actions to help ensure we are taking the best possible steps to keep us on track achieve our goals.Today Andrew and I inventory each other's strengths and weaknesses and set some initial accountability goals for each other. THE DISCOMFORT ZONE 2 – Get Destroyed (AUDIO, 125 MINUTES) Format: 1. Success: How did each of us "punch the world in the dick" (working title) this week? Greatest achievements. 2. Accountability - Did we take each other's advice from the previous session? How did it work out? 3. "Greatest Discomforts" - What is our biggest challenge/frustration/emotional weight this week? Discussion 4. Action Items - We give each other advice to act on before the next sessionToday our Greatest Discomforts both deal with relationship issues. THE DISCOMFORT ZONE 3 – Hug the Cactus (AUDIO, 89 minutes) Can we transform our Greatest Discomforts into sources of gratitude? THE DISCOMFORT ZONE 4 – The Interrogation (AUDIO, 87 minutes) The best and most uncomfortable meeting yet. * Brett and Andrew have a fight. * Brett: Social fatigue, paranoia, alienation, feeling interrogated. Then an epiphany. * Andrew: Productivity jack-offery isn't working. What has to sacrificed for success? * Procrastinating by not prioritizing. THE DISCOMFORT ZONE 5 – How To Escape Your…Comfort Zone (AUDIO, 82 minutes) The first time we've brought on a guest - our friend Nick is visiting Pittsburgh. He has lived in Keene, NH for his entire life and has worked at the same company throughout his whole career. He's in a real comfort zone and getting restless. Andrew and I help him decide if he's ready for a new adventcha!Where should he go? What should he seek? Where will he end up? I share the benefits, revelations, and challenges of my recent travel experience. Andrew used to be a truck driver, and he has some painful memories of being on the road.Also, lots of things aren't going well right now! Audio THE DISCOMFORT ZONE 6 – Alone In Winter (AUDIO, 63 minutes) Andrew travels with a man and doesn't like it. Brett has Seasonal Affective Disorder. James also joins us in The Studio of Champ-Yinz to talk about what gives him anxiety. Streamed live to a hostile You Tube audience on December 6th, 2018.Discussed: Struggles with certain types of commitments, loneliness, winter activities, seeking new challenges, simplifying routines, prioritization THE DISCOMFORT ZONE 7 – High Performance Habits (AUDIO, 69 minutes) Are we finally done pleasuring ourselves to productivity gimmicks? Or have we found the best one ever and the pleasure has just begun?!We discuss High Performance Habits. THE DISCOMFORT ZONE 8 – Family Dysfunction (AUDIO, 80 minutes) Brett unloads about his family dysfunction, and watching almost everything School Sucks Project works to prevent happening all at once to the people closest to him.Andrew is a very good listener. THE DISCOMFORT ZONE 9 – The Split Personality of Entrepreneurship ( AUDIO, 61 minutes) Back together in Pittsburgh, Brett and Andrew discuss a book called The E-Myth: Why Most Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It. The book was written decades ago and last updated at the dawn of the digital revolution, but it contains wisdom still very relevant to us today.The E-Myth describes the self-employed or small business owner as a person who initially tries to play three distinct roles: a technician, a manager, and an entrepreneur. Brett and Andrew evaluate their aptitudes in each area, and discuss strategies for improving. THE DISCOMFORT ZONE – Yearly Review (Part 1 of 2) (AUDIO, 59 minutes) We each started 2018 in dark places. We discuss what actions we took to start 2019 with much brighter mindsets and outlooks. THE DISCOMFORT ZONE – Yearly Review (Part 2 of 2) (AUDIO, 108 minutes) Part 2 of 2; the long part. Kanye West Ruined Mike Myers' LifeBrett explains how Mike Myers standing next to the wrong man at the wrong time made him afraid of being in front of cameras forever. (Video, 26 minutes) Who Is Yogurt Boy and Where Did He Come From? The team revisits a 1999 episode of Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, featuring a debate between Team "Man Show" (Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel) and Team "The Rules" (feminists Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider). The Rules offered strategies women could use to capture the right man, train proper behavior, and to get him to agree to marriage. Even though the idea of a kept man wasn't new when The Rules was published, we speculate that this was the first mainstream attempt systematize man-keeping. Obviously this problem is much worse today. We call these men "yogurt boys." That term will be explained, along with others like "fruitbowling" and "fat little gaylords at home." (Video, 107 minutes) Brett and Andrew's Teen Saga (Complete) Mentioned in Season 2, Episode 4 of The Discomfort Zone, and now available for SubscribeStars! Recorded Summer 2017 Brett begins Jordan Peterson's Past Authoring exercises and wants to talk about it. Brett and his dear friend Andrew discuss the exciting, regretful, awkward and erotic times of their wonder years. Many teen firsts are explored: kisses, loves, heartbreaks, etc... (AUDIO)Parts 1-3 2:31:27 Part 4 1:35:27 Part 5 1:08:14 The Discomfort Zone (s02e01) – Consistent Principles, Changing Tactics Season two! We brag about ourselves and each other. Then we discuss whether or not it's healthy to focus on external sources of validation once a strong personal foundation is in place. Then we move into how to better curate our media consumption, the importance of connection, and the benefits (or jack-offery) of block scheduling. The Discomfort Zone (s02e02) - The Map Is Not the Territory How did our week of "do the more uncomfortable thing" go? What awkward social situations did it create? More discussion about block scheduling, the "stairway of influence," and how to identify and accentuate what's working in our business relationships. The Discomfort Zone (s02e03) – Anticipating the Frog We're not eating enough frogs for breakfast and this can really ruin the day. We'll explain. We also discuss the lessons from a month of block scheduling and ways to improve the practice. Plus Brett's trip to the hospital, Andrew's bi-phasic sleep and a review of High Performance Habits. The Discomfort Zone (s02e04) - Should Brett Go Back To College? A tough couple of weeks for the team - Andrew has a funk and Brett follows a story about two high-profile hip hop murders back to his wayward life in the late 1990s. An unexpected invitation also forces Brett to further revisit this regret-filled period of his life, so he asks Andrew if he should embrace the opportunity to face his past - up close and personal - or if he should just leave it behind.

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School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering our work. Please help us continue to spread this important message further! Before you do anything, please bookmark and use this link for your Amazon shopping: Shop With Us

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March 20, 2019 01:04 PM PDT
Today the college degree had such an allure that some successful (and presumably smart) people are willing to risk felony charges to help their children access it. Sure, there are prestigious school names that might open additional doors, but the pervasive college religion is mostly built on propaganda. Seth Hymes is a business & entrepreneur coach, a digital marketer, and a filmmaker. Twenty years ago he graduated from the famed NYU Film School and discovered it had adequately prepared him for a volatile career in America's rapidly expanding service industry. Eventually Seth embraced self-directed education and acquired a set of skills that consistently earn him a yearly six-figure salary, providing him tremendous professional satisfaction and security. Through this process, he became a passionate advocate for opting out of college; he produced a very thorough free resource simply called Skip College For Success. In addition to exposing college propaganda, it also provides an introduction to how to actually make money (without a degree) and to how young people can start living life on their own terms. Seth has also organized his professional and life lessons to teach young people how to get jobs in digital marketing without a college degree or any experience. His course has enabled many of his students to skip or drop out of college. You can see their stories on Seth's Instagram @thesethjared. Seth and I connected recently and I quickly realized that his work is well-aligned with our mission at School Sucks Project. This is the first of many conversations, but in this introduction we'll discuss the following topics: 1. Skip College For Success - what motivated Seth to create this free course - why college is failing so many young people - misleading data about college and why it is being spread - most compelling facts about why college isn't worth it - credential inflation - counseling people who are dealing with social or family pressures to go - the "skip college" strategy for people ages 15-23 2. High Income Skills - Seth's Digital Marketing Career Blueprint - why he chose to focus on this high income skill - training for a career instead of a degree - what do Seth's students frequently disclose about their prior college experience? 3. Foundational Mindset - why prioritize self-development over critical thinking? - anyone can be an autodidact? - why knowledge is not always power I'm also happy to announce that Seth's Digital Marketing Career Blueprint is the first addition to a School Sucks Project library of courses on high-income skills. If you're interested in learning more please help us out by following this link: Digital Marketing Career Blueprint

Please Support School Sucks

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School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering our work. Please help us continue to spread this important message further! Before you do anything, please bookmark and use this link for your Amazon shopping: Shop With Us

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March 15, 2019 09:06 AM PDT
Scott Hambrick and I discuss the so-called biggest scandal in the history of higher education! But what will the public ultimately learn from the Operation Varsity Blues revelations? And what will change? Scott is a home educating parent, entrepreneur, strength coach and the creator (Reader In Chief) of OnlineGreatBooks.com.

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School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering our work. Please help us continue to spread this important message further! Before you do anything, please bookmark and use this link for your Amazon shopping: Shop With Us

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March 12, 2019 08:45 AM PDT
Part Two: Current Student Challenges CJ Kilmer is a college history professor and the host of the acclaimed The Dangerous History Podcast. A couple weeks ago CJ expressed some frustration about his teaching job on Facebook - it included the word "soul-crushing" - and I saw it as an opportunity to connect over similar experiences. It's also an opportunity to share with you a long-form discussion on community college. The conversation is divided into two parts; tin the previous show we covered the institutional problems and this installment will focus on current student and cultural challenges. CJ has been teaching college history since 2006, so we're working with a sample size of several thousand students.

students have become increasingly less prepared & competent over time

* More deficient in basic prerequisite skills & knowledge * More deficient in terms of basic study skills * More deficient in terms of work ethic & attitude * More unrealistic in terms of expectations * Less curious about things in general

Technology and social media's negative impacts on this generation

* CJ's current students were mostly born around 2000 and have grown up with smart phones, social media, etc; students when he started were born around 1990 and didn't get those things until they were adolescents or older. * The Zombification Of America Accelerates - 45% Of Teens Are Online "Almost Constantly" * PEW: 45% describe social media a having a neutral effect; they don't even notice the effects * how are teens using the internet? PEW: 31% regard the tech as a positive force, 5% of that 31% say the use it for support, and 4% 0of that 31% say the use it for learn new things

The misguided drive to increase college enrollment

* what if everyone qualified is already being served? Then the only way to increase enrollment is by bringing in the unqualified; the result is ultimately to cause more harm to them & to society
Look Closer
CJ's Site and The Dangerous History Podcast

Please Support School Sucks

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School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering our work. Please help us continue to spread this important message further! Before you do anything, please bookmark and use this link for your Amazon shopping: Shop With Us

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March 07, 2019 06:20 AM PST
Part One: Structural/Political Problems With Community College CJ Kilmer is a college history professor and the host of the acclaimed The Dangerous History Podcast. A couple weeks ago CJ expressed some frustration about his teaching job on Facebook - it included the word "soul-crushing" - and I saw it as an opportunity to connect over similar experiences. It's also an opportunity to share with you a long-form discussion on community college. The conversation is divided into two parts; today we'll cover the institutional problems and the next installment will focus on current student and cultural challenges.

Reduction in the variety of community college course offerings

-reduced relationship cultivation with students -2008-2017 saw 30% drop in BA degrees in history -Since 2008 recession students have been shifting away from humanities

The problem with online classes in community college

-online classes exacerbate existing school problems -professor attitudes on online vs. face-to-face teaching -many students are unrealistic about their learning styles -five studies on online classes aren't promising for community college students, even though that segment needs more convenience and flexibility -almost half of the nation’s undergraduates are in community college

State college funding issues: increasing emphasis on quantitative data, outcomes, performance-based funding

-unintended consequences of bean-counting -explanations of incremental and formula funding -twelve quantitative evaluations of state performance-based funding show little positive impact -why high-stakes performance incentives don't work in complex organizations
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CJ's Site and The Dangerous History Podcast

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If you're a new listener this is not best place to start. Nick and Lizzie from Sounds Like Liberty accompany me on a melodious journey, where I'll explain how my tastes in music were formed and how those tastes are incorporated into the podcast.

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February 20, 2019 07:15 AM PST
Nathan Fraser and I have both been participants and critical observers of an interesting scene over the last decade. During that time we've watched, and participated in, projects driven by a passion for liberty but doomed by a lack of foresight and direction. Today we'll discuss how a libertarian passion project can find a way to outwit the devil. We'll explain.

Why are so many liberty activists attracted to entrepreneurship?

The connection here is kind of obvious, but if freedom is the sole priority we risk becoming what Napoleon Hill called "aimless drifters." A Lesson From A Book Called The $100 Start-Up: Passion is only a third of the whole equation; you also need skills and customers. For a passion to become more than a hobby, we need to need focus on income and costs. in other words, keep your day job at first, and learn skills that support your passion.

What are the most common reasons activists fail at business ownership?

A lesson from a book called The E-Myth: Having great technical skills or knowledge does not mean you can run a business. If you're not ready to contemplate and embrace all the roles of running a business, you'll wind up driving yourself crazy. Don't confuse entrepreneurship with agorism. Agorism doesn't scale.

How can you tell if your business idea is worth pursing?

- Always validate your business ideas - Look in places where people are already making money - Test the interest in your big idea through a series of smaller commitments More About Nathan Fraser: The Free Market Squad: The Mastermind Group Need Help Growing Your Business? CopyandFunnels.com A Free guide to stop losing sales on your online store

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February 11, 2019 06:45 PM PST
We've talked a little in the past about school survival. But we haven't given enough attention to those who work inside the schools to make them more survivable. My guest is Chris McNutt, a public school teacher and one of the founders of the Human Restoration Project. HRP is an educational movement to transform school systems, restoring students as human beings rather than a vessel for standards. The organization focuses on school reform, offering personalized professional development services and various materials geared toward changing mindsets in education. Chris is also the host of a progressive education-focused podcast called Things Fall Apart. So...what happens next? Do we fight? No. But I do ask for clarity on the term "progressive education." Chris explains it as transition from traditional compulsory schooling to a student-centered focus and to the embrace of three core values. 1. passion is central to education 2. the embrace of creativity 3. the promotion of non-standardized learning We agree that the public schools are reducing humans into vessels of content rather than embracing their humanity, but I express skepticism about the possibility of true reform. I have no conception of how the current system could ever deliver the results Chris and I both find desirable. We also discuss helping young people think about and find purpose. But this is deep work; is it too invasive a job for the public schools? Chris and I have similar stories from our teaching careers. He became very disillusioned early on, and he embarked down a new path away from the traditional expectations of a public school teacher. We also both experienced a kind of savior complex that set us up for failure and disappointment early in our careers. We'll discuss this and much more. Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering our work. Please help us continue to spread this important message further! Thanks for visiting this page. Before you do anything, please bookmark and use this link for your Amazon shopping: Shop With Us One-Time Donation Options: Paypal/Venmo; Donate DASH Donate ETHEREUM Donate LITECOIN Donate BITCOIN Donate BITCOIN CASH Donate ZCASH

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