BFU Partner Sites

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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain


Free Open Source Downloads and links

provided by Bastiat Free University, Junior Partner Ministries, & Speculation Rules


Free open source downloads of quality software will improve your online experience.

Computer programmers get frustrated with bad applications just like you do. Their response is to get together with other programmers and develop a better application. Open source programs have the code available to everyone, improvements can be made and approved easily, flaws are almost always eliminated before they can cause problems. You will notice when new viruses are in the news they are usually attacking a flaw in a monopoly type company's software, not open source applications. There are at least two reasons for this; there is more fatware out there to attack, there are more flaws in the bloatware to exploit.

Open source software downloads  operate faster, easier, and safer, while also being smaller and more complete than their expensive competition. Do not expect open source to be the same as your current programs. Open source software was written by users for themselves, not for public sale. You may have to be willing to learn some new techniques. It will be worth it.


Be a good friend and share these programs and links.


Mozilla Firefox campus addition is a far more secure and faster browser than internet explorer

Faster, smarter and safer.


OpenOffice is a robust office suite that offers word processing, spread sheets, and the other good stuff.

More features than Office XP, and easy to use, create PDF files for BFU courses here.


Unzip those zip files with open source eZip35

Seems to work fast and well, some downloaded PDF files will need to be unziped.


Foxit PDF reader, you may need this free open source software to read these PDF files

faster than Adobe, works very well.


Docebo "spaghetti learning" software, set up classes for schools or business

We are using this for our Bastiat Free University course structure.


For a whole new, pleasant, operating system (OS) experience try Linux open source

Ubuntu is one of many choices for those with moderate technical skills.

There is even a special academic linux software package -- Edubutu


Avast antivirus, not open source like the above, but good, and free.

Assistance, businesses that offer useful advice or products

Free e-books on internet sales, affiliate marketing, and webmaster profits.


The poor are the solution, not the problem, a PDF interview with Hernando de Soto


Start Your Own Simple, International, Internet Business

or discover

Goals, planning, motivation, and free daily motivational quotes.


An essay by Pufendorf written in 1687 about separation of Church and state.

Take the "Worlds smallest political quiz" discover where you fit in inthe political spectrum, in just a minute or two.

Watch this flash presentation on Liberty.

and / or:

Read perhaps the best short work on liberty, The Law, by Bastiat

A 700 year old democracy, and it works!


Our Sites

self directed learning for visionaries

BFUniv college self-directed learning for visionaries

Find the wealth of centuries, comprised of knowledge, at your fingertips.


Silent Partner Small Business Consulting home page

Americans,vote for change, vote any 3rd party.

Speculation Rules - the anti investment resource

Partner Charities, build your own business

Junior Partner Ministries & Junior Partner Ministries Virtual Church

who is Claude Frédéric Bastiat

BFU clothing and more store


Billy Graham's steps to peace with God

Arthur Blessitt

Franklin Graham

Separate School and State

Salvation Army


Lew Rockwell

Living Proof Ministries

Into The Wardrobe

Trinity Broadcasting Network

Foundation For Economic Education


Our RSS/ Atom feeds to copy and paste into your on demand 24/7 RSS reader; My Yahoo, MSN, Blogline, etc:

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JrPM Church:


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To be realistic, Bastiat Free University is offering a service to a select clientele. Those that want knowledge more than the status of a specialized degree from a high prestige school are likely to be a rare breed. Of course not everyone can afford a prestige school, both for the time and the money. Many can't afford the dubious distinction of a state college.

When a modern someone says "education is important," they usually mean a degree is important. The more status the school has, the more important the "education." Our society has placed so much emphases on the trappings of educational prestige that learning itself has been relegated to an afterthought. We think education is important too. The most important investment you will ever make is in yourself. What you learn will be of assistance to you for the rest of your life.

"If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin

Gain knowledge, gain it soon.

Keep acquiring knowledge all of your life. Even if (when) the society you live in collapses, you will still retain what you know. rediscover the pleasure of self directed learning.


Pursue Learning at Bastiat Free University.

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