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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Pink Grapefruit

January 13, 2017 donba 0

Santa Clarita is about half way between the high and low desert weather wise. Not quite as hot as the low desert in the summer, usually only around 105 + during the days. Not as cold as the upper desert in the winter usually only 3-4 nights that drop to 32 degrees. All of or fruit trees did poorly, most have died. The Citrus all seem to do much better……

Statistics: Posted by donba — Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:09 pm


The 2017 Prepper Community

January 12, 2017 gman 0

The 2017 Prepper Community James Walton “I Am Liberty” Audio in player below! As we head into another year it’s my duty to batter you with ideas about engaging your community. I truly believe that this is the way to liberation. I think if we can build sustainable and powerful communities across the nation we … Continue reading The 2017 Prepper Community

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Prepping 101 In the beginning… or

January 11, 2017 gman 0

Prepping 101 In the beginning… or… How I scared the crap out of myself. Richard McGrath ” Finding Freedom” Audio in player below! Where to start and what to do when you come to realize that we really are not as secure and comfortable as we like to think we are.Once the shade is lifted … Continue reading Prepping 101 In the beginning… or

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Personal Radio Communications

January 8, 2017 gman 0

Personal Radio Communications Bob Hopkins “APN Report” Audio in player below! I bet some folks got a handheld radio in their Christmas Stocking this year. I bet also, some may be having a hard time figuring out how it works too. This Saturdays show is about personal communications, to help those poor souls who may … Continue reading Personal Radio Communications

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7 Best Bow Hunting Tips

January 7, 2017 Cari Schofield 0

In order to be a great bow hunter, you’ll have to go through years of training and experience. It’s just like playing a musical instrument; at first, you don’t know what you’re doing, but with a lot of practice and determination, you’ll find yourself playing sonatas. It’s just the same with archery and bow hunting, […]

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Natural Disaster Emergency Preparedness

December 31, 2016 Guest Author 0

Emergency, like natural calamities such as flood, typhoon or hurricane, and earthquakes are a dangerous situation, requiring an immediate and fast response to avoid unwanted results ̶ injuries or death. Being able to make sure that you are safe before, during, and after any disaster is needed to counteract or respond effectively. What is needed […]

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How Concealed Carry Policies Can Keep You and Your Employees Safe

December 30, 2016 Guest Author 0

Unfortunately, in today’s society, there are times you may be confronted with violence at work, as illustrated by incidents such as the on-air shooting of reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward, the San Bernardino shooting and the Orlando nightclub shooting. An average of 551 workers a year are killed as a result of workplace-related […]

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Christmas ’04

December 23, 2016 admin 0

FROM THE ARCHIVES: 2004 ‘Twas the night after Christmas, and all through the house. Not a creature was stirring, except for Wolfe’s Mouse; The stockings were empty and tossed the without care, In hopes that Nicoli would lay in his lair; The children were nestled all snug in their beds,…

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How to Treat a Blister

Wilderness First Aid

December 20, 2016 Guest Author 0

One of the scariest things that can happen when you’re in the back-country is an injury. Even a small blister can upend a backpacking trip, but imagine facing something more serious, like a broken leg, an allergic reaction, or a burn from the campfire, and not knowing where to start. Suddenly it’s abundantly obvious that […]

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43 Fantastic Prepping Tips

December 2, 2016 Guest Author 0

Shared with APN by: authorizedboots.com You never know when disaster may strike, from a flat tire on an abandoned stretch of highway to a long-term power outage; emergency situations are always stressful, but you can help reduce some of that stress and maximize your potential for survival with these 43 fantastic prepping tips. So, read […]

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Investments For Preppers Part 1

October 17, 2016 admin 0

Investments For Preppers 2016-03-20 16:00:33 Introduction:   Before I begin this post, I need to clarify two things. First, I am not a stock broker, I am an information broker, and there is a huge difference. Stock brokers deal with trade-able certificates of shares in public companies, Information Brokers deal…

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Self Reliance News Round Up – 2016-10-15

October 15, 2016 admin 0

Self Reliance News – Saturday 15th of October 2016

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How to Stockpile for your Motorcycle posted by modernsurvivalonline.com
Video: An Alternative to Epi-Pen posted by www.doomandbloom.net
55+ Cool & Creative Ideas In Raised Bed Gardening Read the rest

Self Reliance News Round Up – 2016-10-08

October 8, 2016 admin 0

Self Reliance News – Saturday 8th of October 2016

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Hackaday Prize Entry: Raspberry Pi Zero Smart Glass posted by hackaday.com
Deutsche Bank CEO Returns Home Empty-Handed After Failing To Reach ‘Deal’ With DOJ: Bild posted Read the rest

Self Reliance News Round Up – 2016-10-08

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Self Reliance News – Saturday 8th of October 2016

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Hackaday Prize Entry: Raspberry Pi Zero Smart Glass posted by hackaday.com
Deutsche Bank CEO Returns Home Empty-Handed After Failing To Reach ‘Deal’ With DOJ: Bild posted Read the rest

Self Reliance News Round Up – 2016-10-01

October 1, 2016 admin 0

Self Reliance News – Saturday 1st of October 2016

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The retirement gamble: 30 percent of American adults have no retirement savings. Half of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. posted by www.mybudget360.com
Bush Daughter Attends Clinton Read the rest

Low Interest Rates Bad

September 30, 2016 admin 0

From the archives: 2015-11-13 10:05:42 First a little background on what the interest rate actually is. The Interest rate means slightly different things depending on which country you are talking about. I’ll only deal with Canada and the USA since that is where my financial interests lay. Bank Rates The…

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Self Reliance News Round Up – 2016-09-24

September 24, 2016 admin 0

Self Reliance News – Saturday 24th of September 2016

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Scientists Find Fruit In Australia Capable Of Killing Cancer, Mainstream Media Stays Silent posted by www.prepperdome.com
Rep. Dave Brat: Removing Mandatory Bible Readings from Public Schools Read the rest

Self Reliance News Round Up – 2016-09-24

September 24, 2016 admin 0

Self Reliance News – Saturday 24th of September 2016

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Everyone thinks they are middle class: The false perceptions many Americans hold. posted by www.mybudget360.com
Charlotte Police Department Releases Videos of Shooting posted by www.thenewamerican.com
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The Canadian Sub-Prime Mortgage Crisis

September 23, 2016 admin 0

The Canadian Sub-Prime Mortgage CrisisFrom The Archives: 2008 If you do not have the ability to come up with 5% down on your homestead by October 15th 2008, start looking for junk land instead right now. And if your credit rating is zero or worse, you’d better move even faster. The Canadian government in…

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How To Use Financial Jujitsu To Fight Tyrants

September 20, 2016 Editor: Cari Schofield 0

How To Use Financial Jujitsu To Fight Tyrants and Build Freedom By Paylie Roberts “Jujitsu expresses the philosophy of yielding to an opponent’s force rather than trying to oppose force with force. Manipulating an opponent’s attack using his force and direction allows jujitsu ka to control the balance of their opponent and hence prevent the opponent from resisting the counterattack.”[i] “In short, resisting a more powerful opponent will result in your defeat, whilst adjusting to and evading your opponent’s attack will cause him to lose his balance, his power will be reduced, and you will defeat him. This can apply whatever the relative values of power, thus making it possible for weaker opponents to beat significantly stronger ones.”[ii] Disclaimer: I am not a tax accountant or tax attorney, and nothing in this article is to be construed as tax, accounting, or legal advice. Seek the guidance of a qualified professional. The reader is  responsible for his/her/its own actions. As preppers and liberty activists we tend to be very good at identifying and characterizing problems, because that is a necessary first step. But we too often get stuck focusing on the problems and don’t spend enough time acting on the next step of developing practical solutions. I want to try to spend more of my time (and yours) in my articles focusing on solutions, and I pleadingly recommend and request that other liberty-oriented alternative media writers do the same. That is the only way we are going to win our freedoms back. Mere whining solves nothing. It is important for every liberty minded or preparedness-oriented person to realize that globalist “elitists” are waging a stealth war against the independence, self reliance, and freedom of people around the world. It is much easier for them to control and steal from dependent indentured serfs. And they are all about control – that is their drug of choice. This “war” has several levels, or layers. The first includes propaganda, information warfare and psychological warfare. The second layer is financial warfare. There are also other layers, including a stealth war against our health, and physical warfare (DHS, police state), but the financial aspect is the focus of this article. As large numbers of people are starting to see through the veneer of first layer of the info matrix, the financial layer is playing greater importance. The financial layer has many, many components. These include: heavy complicated taxation, heavy regulation, extensive financial reporting requirements, very strict banking rules toward customers (not toward the banks), such as Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) on cash transactions. This also includes the fact that the banking system is becoming more and more digital and networked, and that digital banking network involves a contrived artificial monopoly controlled by the globalist elite. This network is known as SWIFT  (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication). Control of that system is financial control over everyone who uses that banking network. The financial war also includes FACTA (Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act) regulations on foreign accounts, RICO (The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) and Asset Forfeiture laws. It also includes the fact that the FedGov has created incentives that both encourage businesses to make their products overseas (high taxes and regulations making the US noncompetitive as a producer nation) and then ship their products back to the US (pretend “free trade” – actually trade “managed” for the benefit of special interests – see the Trans Pacific Partnership or TPP trade agreement). This previous example leads to the inevitable destruction of the so-called “middle class” in the US. The financial warfare also includes actions by the Federal Reserve, such as ZIRP (Zero Interest Rate Policy) which punishes savers and rewards debtors, and the creation of trillions of Federal Reserve Notes (incorrectly called “US Dollars”), which are given out like candy to all the major banks around the world, while the rest of us have to work like slaves to survive. The fact that the Federal Reserve and other central banks like the European Central Bank (ECB) create trillions of fiat “currency units” out of thin air, amounts to what is basically the largest counterfeiting operation in human history. The second biggest counterfeiting operation in human history is the fractional reserve nature of the Western/global banking system (explained more later).  These latter two create price inflation making products needed to live much more expensive for all us plebeian little people. I won’t go into detail on any of these numerous topics, as each one could take a lengthy article to cover in any depth. If you have been paying attention, none of this is news to you. If not, I would recommend doing some background self-education. But the more important topic to all this is, what can we do about it? There is one aspect to the financial war that I would like to focus on in this article, because it is one that we can very effectively work around. That aspect is the “war on cash”. If you are not familiar, many government officials, central bank officials, and academics would like to do away with cash and require everything be done by electronic banking only. There are several real reasons they want this and several false narratives they will use to justify it. The dishonest justifications will include “terrorism,” the illegal drug trade, and the “cost” of cash to society. The real reason is always about control, and theft. Cash cannot easily be tracked, controlled, taxed, and confiscated. Electronic bank deposits allow The Powers That Be (TPTB) to do all of the above with ease. Cash allows the true free market (aka the “Black Market”) to exist; it is a method that liberty lovers can employ (for now) to circumvent tyranny. However, the central banks would also like to get rid of cash because they have been perusing a policy of zero interest rates to allegedly “stimulate” the economy, but that is not accomplishing their goals, so they want to create negative interest rates, as has already been done in Europe and Japan. Basically they want to discourage people from saving and keeping money in the bank by creating a disincentive (you lose money in the bank). They want to encourage people to spend money to stimulate a moribund economy. The problem with this policy of course, is paper cash. As long as people can hold cash, they can just withdraw cash from the banks and store it in a personal vault. As long as there is cash, TPTB can not force people to spend it. Therefore, they have to do away with cash. But how can they do this? They could just make it illegal, and/or remove it from circulation. But that would create too much of an outcry and might wake the soon to be boiling frog. So how? The 5 Minute Forecast from Agora Financial has a good hypothesis on how this could happen: “Depending on whom you believe, the total value of all coins and banknotes on the planet is about $5 trillion. Meanwhile, the CIA World Factbook tells us the total value of “broad money” — coins and bank notes, plus money market accounts, savings accounts, checking accounts and time deposits — is more than 16 times larger, $80.9 trillion. That gap between physical currency and “broad money” is key to the diabolical scheme mooted at Jackson Hole [2016 Federal Reserve meeting] that nearly no one is talking about. A professor at Carnegie Mellon University named Marvin Goodfriend gave a talk about a paper he wrote with the dry and wonkish title The Case for Unencumbering Interest Rate Policy at the Zero Bound. Our rewrite would be How We’ll Win the War on Cash Once and for All. “On its face, the Goodfriend speech was about negative interest rates,” Jim tells us. As we’ve been describing for some time now, negative rates are de rigueur in Japan and Europe. You can put money in the bank and get less of it back when you take it out. Everyday people are coping as best they can. Only yesterday, we told you how people in Germany are buying home safes in which to keep their physical currency, the better to ensure it won’t lose value. At the risk of belaboring the obvious, “If citizens can go to cash, that makes it difficult to impose negative rates on digital bank accounts,” says Jim. Here in The 5, we’ve periodically cited a laundry list of academics who would just as soon abolish cash, the better to achieve their aims. But in his talk at Jackson Hole, Professor Goodfriend identified the proverbial fly in the ointment: “The public is likely to resist the abolition of paper currency.” [emphasis added] How to get around that? The professor has come up with a mouthful he calls the “flexible market-determined deposit price of paper currency.” “In plain English,” says Jim, “this means the ‘money’ in your bank account and the ‘money’ in your purse or wallet would be like two different kinds of currency. “There would be an exchange rate between the two, just as there is an exchange rate between dollars and euros… “What this means is if you go to the bank and withdraw $1,000, the bank might only give you $980 in cash because of the ‘exchange rate’ between your bank account and cash. Or if you deposit $1,000 in cash, the bank might only credit your bank account $980 because of the same ‘exchange rate’ between your cash and the bank account balance. In short, it’s a way to impose negative interest rates on physical cash. “It’s true,” Jim allows, “that Goodfriend is an academic, not a policymaker. But Yellen and other Fed bigwigs like William Dudley and Stanley Fischer were sitting in the audience. […] Because it’s so convoluted, and so completely counter to people’s expectations of what’s “normal”… we imagine it could be introduced only under cover of dire financial crisis worse than 2008. We’re talking about a moment when the masses are so panicked about whether 18-wheelers will still deliver food and toilet paper to the stores that they’ll put up with any scheme imposed by their masters if it means they won’t go cold and hungry. That dire moment is not right around the corner… but the stage is being set, […] As we’ve been saying for a while, that’s when leaders of the G-20 nations meet in China. There, China and Russia will likely step up their trade and foreign exchange in a way that bypasses dollars. Saudi Arabia might well find a new pricing benchmark for oil that’s not the dollar. The International Monetary Fund will move forward with its plans to supplant the dollar with the “special drawing right,” or SDR, as the globe’s reserve currency. Those maneuvers won’t necessarily make big headlines. They’ll occur behind the scenes. But they’ll all tee up the big event at the end of September […]. ” [iii] Imagine this: You patiently wait for your $1500 paycheck to be automatically deposited to your bank account (the amount after they have already taken automatic taxes out of your paycheck for federal tax, social security, etc.), but when you go to the bank to withdraw cash, you are charged a 5% conversion to cash fee, and really only have $1425 available for withdrawal, or to pay bills with. And since most places now require direct deposit, you have no choice but to pay this fee, unless you choose not to withdraw cash. With budgets so tight, many people will choose to forgo the paper cash and will leave the currency in the bank, making it easy prey for governments and bankers. Or let’s say you had a yard sale, and went to the bank to deposit your $100 from being out in the sun all day haggling and dealing, the bank charges you a conversion fee to deposit your cash, and now you only have $90 to use for bills or whatever you were going to use it for. The idea is similar to using a credit card merchant or other service provider such as paypal to process your financial transactions, you get charged fees for doing so, and there’s nothing you can do about it. This contrasts with paying cash, and keeping the banks out of it, so you are not charged those fees. If the above proposal is implemented, people will be further dis-incentivized to hold cash, and there will be a gradual move away from cash, as much as TPTB can get away with – without waking up the proverbial frog of the masses. Again, what can we do about it? As the quotes at the beginning of the article imply, we use financial jujutsu. What is financial jujutsu? We turn the actions of TPTB against them. There are many tools in the tool box of the financial jujutsu practitioner. I will cover only a few in this article.   Prerequisites: These are the baby steps that needs to be taken before the methods outlined below can be applied. If you are already utilizing these approaches, kudos to you. Basically, stop using bank cards, credit cards, and online banking, etc. Switch to paper currency, as in paper cash and money orders. Conduct all the transactions that you can with cash, and leave the banks out of your life as much as possible. Pay for your groceries at your local farmers market with cash, pay your heater repair man in cash (make sure to get a receipt of course), pay for your fuel needs in cash. This will increase your freedom and particularly privacy. This is actually much harder than it might sound. Many businesses want you to pay your bills electronically, including the power company, internet service provider, etc. But you can still manage to pay bills the old fashioned way, whether it is getting a money order paid for with cash (small fee applies – but you can choose the institution your fee goes to and you can bypass the bank), or stop by your local utilities office, and pay your bill in person, in cash. If you have your own business, you can offer a discount to folks who pay with cash, and claim that you can do so because you don’t have the added merchant fees since you don’t have to accept payment electronically. This will encourage buyers to pay you with cash as both of you will save a few bucks. Once you’ve mastered the old fashioned art of paying for everything with cash, you can now tackle the more advanced methods of financial jujutsu below.   Method 1: Network with other relatively local like-minded people and conduct your transactions in precious metals – most likely in silver coinage. If The Powers That Be either outlaw or make impossible the anonymous use of green pieces of (toilet) paper to conduct transactions, how about we circumvent the central banks out of the picture all together and return to using honest, real money? This is using the principle of jujutsu – not confronting the stronger opponent, but using the force of your stronger opponent against him by redirecting it for your own counterattack. The removal of cash from circulation and the disincentive to use or hold it creates an opportunity for everyone who prefers or advocates sound money and conducting transactions privately outside the electronic banking system. There will always be a demand for “cash-like” transactions across many people in society. If TPTB remove the green pieces of paper, that will leave a void in our culture and society, and we can fill that void by re-establishing the use of silver coinage – something that would likely be relatively readily accepted, perhaps more so than other options. There are several likely objections to this.   Objection 1: The store will not accept silver coins, only debit/credit cards. This is an easy fix. First try to do business and support businesses that are willing to transact in silver coins. You may not have success trying to use silver coins at the corporate-mega-box-grocery-mart, but talk to the owner (or even manager) of the small local grocery, farmers market, sporting goods store, or ranch supply store and I highly doubt s/he will refuse silver coinage for payment. As this trend spreads, the market will sort it out. Accepting silver coinage for payment will offer a competitive advantage to those businesses who accept it, which will compel others to follow. And for the ones that never do, like the big corporate box stores? Well you didn’t want to support them anyway – right? The only way to stop this would be to make it illegal – and that would risk waking the frog to the true nature of the tyrants.   Objection 2: Using silver coinage may work fine for relatively local “cash-like” transactions, but it won’t work for long distance or online transactions. This is true. It is cumbersome to ship silver coins around, and there are concerns about theft and fraud. This problem would have been solved by the private currency system known as the “Liberty Dollar” founded by Bernard von NotHaus,[iv] as it would have had local transaction points all around the country – similar to Western Union except for silver coins instead of paper. But, unfortunately he was imprisoned for, ironically of all things, “counterfeiting”, because he used the word “dollar” in the name of a private money. This only goes to show how corrupt, fraudulent and morally and logically inverted our society and the “government” is where the central bank creates trillions of “currency units” out of thin air and they put the Chairman on the cover of Time Magazine, while someone dealing in real silver and gold is convicted of “counterfeiting”[v]. ABSURD. Anyway, there is an alternative solution to this problem – see Method 2 below.   Objection 3: Silver coins are based on weighted value, and would be difficult to split up for something that costs a $1.99. The simple solution to this is to use “junk silver” or very small weight silver coins (they do exist).   Objection 4: The volatility of the value of silver would be problematic. The simple solution here is to right your inverted thinking. It is not the value of silver that is volatile, it is the value of the fiat paper currencies that are volatile. To the degree that silver is volatile in terms of purchasing power of real goods, much of that actually has to do with (temporary) attempts at manipulating the price of precious metals by Wall street and central banks. Any of these objections could be worked out through negotiation based on who you are transacting with and the value of the goods that are being exchanged. Creative strategies can be easily developed to overcome such objections, including simply bartering goods and services, not only using precious metals.   Method 2: Private market digital currencies. The best known of these of course is Bitcoin, but there are others. (Please note that I make no recommendations of which private market digital currencies to utilize, I am merely speaking of them in the general sense.) These allow private transactions online or at great distance that circumvent the financial control grid of TPTB. The main issue here is again getting enough acceptance of them that they can be used practically for most transactions. However I would emphasize that unlike precious metals, digital currencies are NOT a reliable store of value (therefore not “money”) but they do allow for private transactions as long as the internet and IT infrastructure are functioning in the current manner. Therefore, I would not hold large amounts of bitcoins, since that “wealth” could vaporize if the internet is taken down or computers are disabled. Instead I would still hold the bulk of savings in real tangibles such as: precious metals, food, land, ammo, tools, etc, and only purchase digital currencies as a temporary intermediary for transactions. Similarly, fiat paper currencies are not a reliable store of value either, as they have no intrinsic value, and are therefore not “money”. Historically, the long term survival rate for all fiat currencies drops to zero, and a hundred years of debased purchasing power (97% loss) of the so-called “US Dollar” completely demonstrates this. Therefore, hold only as many paper notes as you need on a short term basis – perhaps one to three months worth of expenses. Perhaps the ideal combination would be a digital currency backed by verified precious metals. I hear there are some people working on this, but not rolled out yet. That would certainly kill all the counterfeit fiat currencies of the world – including the US Dollar, the Euro, and the IMF’s “Special Drawing Rights”. Time will tell. Free market sound (real) money is a key step to disabling the globalist tyrants and to building freedom.   Method 3: Start a business. This is a bit of a change of direction from the previous two methods, but still falls under the umbrella of financial jujutsu. What’s that you say? You have a job and you have no ideas for a business? It doesn’t matter. The totally absurd and completely immoral IRS taxtortion system is designed with a myriad of loopholes, and incentives for businesses and special interests, designed more to manipulate behavior (there is TPTB “control freak” thing again) than it is to actually collect revenue. Although it is better to keep as much income you can out of the financial control grid, you may as well take advantage of those loopholes for any income you are unable to keep out of the financial control grid.  Make up something you are interested in and create a sole proprietorship. Write off as much as you logically can on your taxes, but do it in a way it is not suspicious. You will get at least 2-3 years of good write offs before the IRS considers it a “hobby” and stops letting you write stuff off. Don’t get me wrong here, I’m not suggesting to falsify your taxes, what I’m saying is that if you love collecting fishing lures, start a fishing lure sole proprietorship small business, buy your fishing lures wholesale, of course test some to make sure they work well, then sell the rest at retail prices, and write off the cost of your newly found entrepreneurship including cost of supplies, testing, business licenses, website, travel expenses, etc. Any startup business is justified in having losses, and those losses should absolutely be claimed on your taxes. Make sure you are saving all your receipts of course, especially for that back up generator you need to continue running your business during power failures.   Method 4: This is a controversial one, but could be appropriate under the right circumstances. I only ask that if you immediately disagree with what you read next, that you please read to the end of the section before you make a final judgment about the suggested method. If you have a lot of debt liabilities, with little assets that could be seized (e.g. house, car, business etc.), file bankruptcy, and start over with a clean slate, on a cash only basis. Similar to tax loopholes for businesses, this is a legally viable tool that has been put in place and is available for use. Some people will argue that this is not right because you are defaulting on creditors. This would be true if we were operating with a honest banking and monetary system with sound money. In the case of an honest banking and monetary system I would agree that bankruptcy would not really be the morally correct thing to do. But we do not live in such a world. The reality is, due to the fiat and fractional reserve nature of the banking system, when new “debt” or “credit” is created, about 95%-97% of that is created out of thin air. It was “currency” that did not exist before. You (actually the lending institution via your credit acceptance) created that “currency” from nothing. Lending institutions are highly leveraged this way, and typically only have to maintain 3%-5% reserve against that loan. So for every $30 to $50 they have in actual deposits, they can lend out $1000, or about $960 they didn’t actually have before – meaning they created it out of nothing. If you feel morally compelled to do so, pay back 5% and you have covered the lenders actual deposit loss. It is through this mechanism, and through the similar mechanism of the sale of US Treasury bonds, that US “Dollars” (Federal Reserve Notes) are created. Therefore, in the current western banking/monetary system, all currency is actually debt. If all the debt were ever paid off, there would be no currency. Thus a so-called “debt jubilee” that various commentators have mentioned is not possible under the current system because then there would be no currency in circulation. A new monetary system would have to be created. If you doubt these points, read the following article and then read this academic study/paper. I realize that this Alice In Wonderland system is difficult to wrap one’s mind around for the unfamiliar, but these are facts, albeit hidden from the public for the obvious reason that it benefits the globalist elitists and bankers, while enslaving the masses. Widespread understanding of the fraudulent nature of this current monetary and banking system threatens their nearly infinite money-power gravy train. The other moral argument against bankruptcy is that it is still a contract default, a breach of a person’s word. The counterargument to that is that the bank(s) misrepresented what they were actually providing; that is, they committed fraud. Therefore the contract is not valid. In the end every individual is going to have to decide for him of herself about the morality or not of filing bankruptcy. But as a practical matter, it is an option that may or may not be a useful tool available to you to increase your personal freedom from the debt slavery of the financial warfare. So on the one hand, your situation might warrant considering bankruptcy. On the other hand, if you have assets that can easily be seized, or student loans that can not be discharged,  then bankruptcy probably will not benefit you.   Methods 5 through Infinity: Communicate with others on jujutsu methods you found effective against the giant, and encourage others to learn and apply them. There are a nearly infinite number of tactics where one could employ the philosophy of financial jujutsu to “live free in an unfree world”. We are only limited by our own imaginations and moral compasses. What are some tactics you can think of to employ financial jujutsu to win the battle for freedom from corrupt tyrants (and central bankers)?   About Paylie Roberts Paylie Roberts is the author of the non-fiction book Memories of Poland, Lessons From Growing Up Under Communism. She is also the author of two novels: Bugging Out To Nowhere, and Life After Bugging Out. She has a Bachelor’s degree in biology, and lives with her husband, two German shepherds, and various livestock, somewhere between the Cascade Range and the Rocky Mountains.   [i] Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jujutsu. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jujutsu#Heritage_and_philosophy. Accessed September 7, 2016]. [ii]      Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Judo. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judo#Judo_versus_jujutsu. Accessed September 7, 2016]. [iii]     Available at: http://agorafinancial.com/2016/08/31/the-most-evil-move-yet-in-the-war-on-cash/. Accessed September 7, 2016. [iv]    Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bernard von NotHaus. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_von_NotHaus. Accessed September 7, 2016]. [v]     Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bernard von NotHaus. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_von_NotHaus. Accessed September 7, 2016].

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Are We Already Living In Anarchy? If So, How To Proceed?

September 19, 2016 Libertarian Survival 0

Article by: Paylie Roberts I tend to think a lot, and write not based on deadlines, but based on inspiration. My “real” careers don’t allow for writing deadlines, unless someone wants to pay me a considerable sum of silver or platinum coinage to do so. Thus, I don’t make a living writing, but instead, I hope to influence the course of thinking within human civilization (or at least the liberty and prepper movements) with my writing. This article involving Anarchy is one such a case. While there are many well thought out and articulated definitions of “anarchy” among political philosophers, to the indoctrinated and propagandized common person/sheep the word tends to be defined rather simplistically, and in my opinion incorrectly, as “chaos and disorder”. Ideally it might mean “without rulers (not without rules)”. But for the purpose of this article let us define it a little differently as “the absence of the rule of law”. To many Constitutionalists, Conservatives and Libertarians the rule of law is rather important, and rightly so unless you are living in an honest anarchy, in which case there will be morals, but not necessarily “laws” per say. However I have noticed a common misconception among all of these groups, and that is that advocates of anarchy tend to think that we don’t live in anarchy already, and the Constitutionalists, Conservatives, and Libertarians harbor the illusion that things still run on some basis of “rule of law”. Both of these views, I would argue, are not reality, and in fact are nothing more than mass hallucinated fictions created by the giant propaganda matrix/machine known as the “mainstream media”. Reality, as I see it, is that currently there are two sets of rules or standards. One rule applies to the globalist, elitist (not elite), sociopathic, megalomaniac oligarchs, and another set to everyone else. The rule that applies to the first group is “do whatever you want, just make sure you get away with it”. The rule that applies to the second group is “be obedient sheep and do whatever you are told no matter how onerous, ridiculous, or oppressive”. In fact, there are so many rules on the books now that apply to the second group of we the plebeians that just about everyone has “broken” some “law” or committed some supposed “crime,” and could be prosecuted for such, whether they know it or not. This allows the first group to engage in selective enforcement and prosecution based on their political agenda. We have already seen this with IRS targeting of specific groups for non-crimes, and also in the non-prosecution of many elitist oligarchs for blatant severe crimes. “Did you really think we want those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them to be broken. … We’re after power and we mean it… There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.” [Emphasis added.] –Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged   There are numerous data points that also support this view. For example, it is clear from considerable evidence that the actions of Hitlary Clinton certainly rise to the level of treason against the so-called “US”. The worst of this is her selling of the office of the Secretary of State in exchange for donations to the Clinton Foundation (clearly harmful and “illegal”). Yet there are no consequences for these acts. Similarly, John Corzine stole…, er, “lost” billions of dollars of account holder deposits while CEO of MF Global, and there are no consequences to him either. But he is “really sorry” about it. I could go on and on and on about the many numerous examples that there is no rule of law applied to the well connected globalist elitists. Yet I know someone who went to jail for irrigating crops without a permit that he didn’t know he even needed. Bernard von NotHaus went to prison for creating the private currency known as the liberty dollar based on precious metals. How ironic that he was prosecuted for “counterfeiting” of all things. These are examples of a totalitarian society suffering from moral and logical inversions (down is up and wrong is right). These contrasting examples also show that there is no longer rule of law. There are merely those who control the reins of power and use it to squash what they don’t like, and everyone else, who is potentially subject to being squashed. This phenomenon is not limited to the US, but is currently present in most so-called “countries” around the world today. I am only focusing on the US, as I am most familiar with it. An additional important point to make is that there are only a few reasons a “government” can really have any “authority,” let alone legitimacy. These are: The Social Contract theory. The Consent of the Governed theory. The brainwashed masses approach. And The “they have more guns” approach.   Regarding the Social Contract theory, several philosophers have pointed out the flaws in this approach, most notably Lysander Spooner. The problems here could be simply stated that almost no one has ever actually agreed to any such contract (nor knows what is in it), and for contracts to be valid (legitimately binding) they have to entered into knowingly and voluntarily. In addition, changes in contracts have to be agreed upon by all parties to the contract, and can not be changed ad hoc by certain parties. Yet changing the contractual terms ad hoc by certain parties is exactly what the current political process does, since currently the principle of FUNDAMENTAL UNALIENABLE RIGHTS (free speech, property rights, self ownership, the right to defend oneself, etc. etc.) has been burned at the stake. Furthermore, even if someone wants to argue that the US Constitution is the “social contract” of the US, then the supposed “Federal Government” is in breach of contract, approximately 90% of the time. Any common sense (rather than legalese butchered) reading of the US Constitution would clearly show that 90% of what the supposed “US Federal Government” is doing, the Constitution provides no authority for them to do those things. So on at least two counts #1 gets a fail. Regarding the consent of the governed, I know plenty of people, at this point perhaps even a majority of Americans, who no longer consent to the actions or decisions of the people who call themselves the “US Federal Government”. And it is entirely easy for anyone who disagrees with “policy” to withdraw consent. Simply stop accepting that those people have any LEGITIMATE authority, or that they represent you in any way. Because they certainly do not. The politicians only represent themselves, and their globalist puppet masters. Regarding the brainwashed masses approach, well this is true. Sadly, a large number of Americans are still brainwashed sheep and are consenting to tyranny and their own destruction without knowing it. Sometimes they even cheer for it without realizing what they are actually supporting. An important part of the deception here is that the elitists pretend to allow the populace to have a say, through the circus spectacle of “voting”. But in reality this is another matrix-like false narrative to placate the masses. Your vote NEVER affects policy and it rarely affects the outcome of elections.  Electronic voting machines with back door software, a controlled and complicit mainstream media, massive amounts of money for bribes and media, “old fashioned” vote fraud like dead people voting, or missing ballots, etc. etc. Voting is a rigged sham. Total. PERIOD. If the DHS takes over the voting system as threatened, the rigging will be complete. Continuing to believe in fairy tails does not make them true, and it only dis-empowers those who believe in them. People ought to open their eyes to the brutal reality of the matrix, but likely they will not, because it is just too painful. That old Jack Nicholson movie line of “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!” is sadly very true for many Americans. But just because one segment of the population is ignorant and headed for self destruction does not mean the rest of us should be doomed to the same consequences due to their ostrich-like behavior. Finally, the “they have more guns” approach. As Chairman Mao said “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” That is the point that the US, and most other countries, has/have now reached. Do what they say or they kidnap, cage, or shoot you. But in reality, that is no different than a mafia, and it is definitely not the basis for any legitimacy. In reviewing the briefly presented (but in reality much more extensive) evidence on these topics, I can only come to the conclusion that we already, in practice, live in a state of anarchy. It just so happens to be that the present anarchic situation happens to be dominated by numerous large and oppressive mafias known as so-called “national governments” – the “Federal Government” and “State Governments” in the “US”. And they have good public relations divisions known as the “mainstream media”. In the US this mafia could more accurately be described as the “Deep State” and the merger of associated political, military (Military Industrial Complex), banking (central banks and major Wall street banks), and corrupt crony corporate power elitists. It also just so happens that a majority of people have been indoctrinated and propagandized into believing that the current rules are somehow legitimate. In reality these “laws” largely serve the deep state globalist oligarchs. The law as it currently exists, is an extensive abuse of language. As Lewis Carroll so accurately wrote in Through The Looking Glass:             “When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’ ’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’ ’The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.”   Our language has been turned against us to convince us to be serfs. Those who define (and redefine) the language of “the law” get away with everything. Those who have been convinced of the legitimacy of any language presented to them, allow themselves to be unknowingly coerced by this mafia into doing everything they are told, by anyone within this mafia who claims alleged “authority” of “the law”. George Orwell tried to warn us about this in his book 1984 with his concept of “newspeak”. In reality, most of the language used in the mainstream media and by politicians is newspeak. It is crucially important for anyone and everyone seeking freedom, peace, and prosperity to realize that this mafia is destroying the rights and liberties or all Americans, along with those of many people worldwide. It is a deadly parasite to human civilization, and as Orwell described in 1984, it is the “boot stamping on a human face – forever.” This mafia we have now, it is not “government” representing the will or interest of the people it claims to represent. They only pretend to serve the public, and put on as much of an act as they need to to convince a majority of the public of that. In reality it primarily serves the wishes and interests of a small number of sociopathic, control freak, criminals. These people are not intent upon advancing human civilization – they are intent upon destroying it for their own benefit. The people involved in this mafia are in fact guilty of crimes against humanity and need to be viewed and treated as such. Here are a few choice quotes that explain exactly who we are dealing with:   “The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power.” –George Orwell, 1984   “Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.” –George Orwell, 1984   “Kill one man, and you are a murderer, kill millions, and you are a conquerer, kill them all, and you are a god.” – Jean Rostand, biologist/philosopher (often mis-attributed to the band Megadeth)     With all that said, how to proceed? I always try to maintain a solution oriented focus in what I write. Thus it becomes even more important to realize and understand what you can do about it. The first thing to recognize is that this “government” mafia is illegitimate. You are under no moral obligation to comply with their rules, so long as you are not harming anyone else or the legitimate natural rights of others in the process. Further, realize that obedience to evil is not a virtue. To paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, ‘disobedience to tyrants is obedience to God’. In theory it is actually quite easy to free your mind; in practice it seems to be much more difficult for most people. But only you can free your own mind from the chains that have been placed on it since birth. “Free yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds.” – Bob Marley. The solution to the Gordian knot of the current political situation is just as simple as cutting the Gordian knot with a knife: stop accepting and validating the legitimacy of a mafia and their propaganda. Change your thinking. Accept that this mafia has no legitimate authority. The way to do this is to accept the responsibility that you are free by nature, and are responsible for the morality of your own actions. Government laws do not dictate morality any more than they dictate the behavior of gravity. I realize this is a sea change of thinking since people have been conditioned to think that “the law” = morality and “illegal” = immoral. But this is quite bluntly a far too simplistic and indoctrinated worldview. Legality and morality sometimes overlap but often they do not. The more “laws” that exist the less they overlap with morality; thus we need to reestablish some basic principles.   In reality there are very few rules needed for an advanced civilization to function. These include: The non-aggression principle. Do not engage in physical aggression or harm/destruction against other people or their property. Uphold contracts. Do what you say you are going to do. Your word is your bond. Live and let live. Live your life freely as you choose and let others live their lives as they choose, so long as no one is harmed and the natural rights of others are not violated. For some reason people ‘get’ the first two but have a terrible time with the third one. Too many people are busy bodies who think (incorrectly) that they have a right to dictate how other people should live. This is immoral, and if you want to maintain a functioning society, it never works. It also divides people against each other (divide and concur by the elitists using “wedge issues”), rather than uniting people to build freedom and prosperity. The philosophy of “live and let live” may not work in all cases (e.g. radical Muslims who demand conversion or they will kill you), but it will work for more people, more of the time, for people of more different backgrounds and views, than any other approach. There are also some strategies, that we the people can employ, en masse to build freedom, that have proven quite effective over the years. These include:   Mass civil disobedience of immoral laws. Thoreau, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Polish Solidarity movement have all proven that civil disobedience is effective. “Laws” can be made unenforceable this way. If it is not yet possible to get enough people to engage in mass civil disobedience, then engage in covert civil disobedience until you can persuade enough people to do so.   Stop supporting the government mafia. Minimize your tax profile. The more resources you give them, the more you empower them. The more you legitimize them, the more you empower them. “What if they had a selection (“election”) and no one showed up?   Become as independent and prepared (logistically, financially, and psychologically) as possible for economic and political disaster. If you have stored food, cash (and precious metals), self defense tools (weapons & ammo), power generating capacity, etc., you are more resilient and less dependent on the corrupt mafia system. The more dependent on that system, the more controlled you are. This also applies to financial independence. Don’t rely on .gov payments because they won’t be around or won’t be worth much going into the future.   Educate people about the reality of the government mafias. Make the effort to teach and persuade to the degree practical.   There is an old saying about the soap box, ballot box, jury box, and cartridge box. I have argued that the ballot box is a dead end, at least at the present time. And the soap box involves educating and persuading people. That leaves two. What is meant by the “jury box”? Jury nullification. This topic is too much for this article. However, if you are not already very familiar with jury nullification I recommend you go to the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) web site and educate yourself. Also see the Wikipedia entry on jury nullification. The Founding Fathers considered nullification of immoral laws by juries as one of the last lines of defense against tyranny, and they were correct.   Finally, the cartridge box (defensive use of force), is a legitimate last resort to resist tyranny and defend liberty. From a strategic standpoint I very strongly recommend this be the last resort, and I will explain why in a moment.   To recap, strategically, I highly recommend  using these various tools in the following order: First: “Soap box” education, persuasion – throughout all stages. Second: Ballot box, voting, political system – but only if you have a functioning system, which    we no longer do. Third: Minimize support for a corrupt system. Preparedness and self reliance throughout all stages. Stop accepting and legitimizing said corrupt, tyrannical so-called “authority”. Fourth: Civil disobedience. Fifth: Jury box, jury nullification of immoral laws. Sixth: Cartridge box (defensive use of force); last resort – in a defensive posture only. These all flow in a logical order tactically. Unfortunately my observation is that most liberty activists get stuck at either stage two or stage three and have no idea how to precede from there when those fail. With these last paragraphs of this article I am trying to sketch out the next steps, and equally importantly, why this sequence. First, let me use a completely hypothetical example to illustrate this process. Let’s say a person holds the values that it is a fundamental human right to defend oneself from violent aggressors, and therefore supports the principles described in the 2nd Amendment – that individuals have the right to own tools to engage in such self defense. But let’s say that right is fundamentally at risk due to political tyranny. Step 1 – Educate and persuade about the individual human right to self defense. Step 2 – Vote for those who support that fundamental right (assuming there is a functional political system, possibly not). Step 3 – Minimize taxes being paid to government mafias that then subsequently use that tax money to enforce anti-self defense laws. Also become more logistically and psychologically prepared for political and civil unrest. Stock up on weapons and ammunition (and food and communications gear, etc.), and train with them, as that training will be needed if Step 6 arrives. Step 4 – When major anti-gun legislation gets enacted by corrupt government mafia, don’t comply. For example, if all semi-auto weapons were banned and subject to confiscation, hide said weapons (until if Step 6 is required), and do not turn them in. Step 5 – If you are called to jury duty for a case that involves criminal prosecution of someone who committed Step 4, vote “not guilty”. If you are the person “arrested” (kidnapped) for committing Step 4, try to get some people on your jury who believe in the right to self defense and try to get them educated about jury nullification. Step 6 – Implement this if all else fails, and enforcement starts going door to door. That should give you a pretty good picture of how this process works for just about any topic. With a little imagination one might think of how this same process could be applied to something else, like the UnAffordable Care Act, or almost any other tyranny. However an additional key is to try to keep a positive narrative in the alternative media. Remember, the activist is the victim being oppressed by a tyrannical government mafia (which is true and no exaggeration). There are several reason I suggest this order. One of which is maintaining the moral high ground which is important for both practical and moral/philosophical reasons. Also, each subsequent step will be more controversial than the previous, and therefore should only be used if necessary. Maintaining the moral high ground is also important because it helps to build or maintain whatever public support you can muster. Maintaining public support increases the chances of success. Public support is not always necessary to succeed, but it does stack the odds in one’s favor. If someone jumps from step 2 all the way to step 6, they will be seen by the public as a “domestic terrorist” and treated as such, and the public will support prosecution/persecution (you will more likely fail). But after going through steps 3, 4, and 5, supporters of Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr. for example would be seen as “civil rights activists” if they resorted to violence to defend themselves (note the defensive posture) against violent government brutality. Similarly, if it gets to that point (Step 6), people in the liberty movement will need to be seen by the public as “freedom fighters” and not as “domestic terrorists”. If you say this is just semantics, then you are dangerously naïve, and need to learn about the importance of public perception (PR) in the fourth generation warfare which is already being waged against us by the globalists. There are two critical components to spread the desired media narrative: truthful alternative media outlets to contrast with the mainstream controlled propaganda (this already exists, but needs to become higher profile), and liberty activists have to go through all of these steps to build a legitimately justified case. We need to be able to, at any point, say (roughly) “we tried to do it more civilly using the previous method, but they shut us down, so we had no choice but to take the next step.” This is fourth generation warfare: the battle for people’s minds. Embrace its strategic importance, or the chances of success are greatly reduced; because it has already been used against Americans for quite some time now by the globalists and their media whores. This is the world we live in now. Act outside the box accordingly.   About Paylie Roberts Paylie Roberts is the author of the non-fiction book Memories of Poland, Lessons From Growing Up Under Communism. She is also the author of two novels: Bugging Out To Nowhere, and Life After Bugging Out. She has a Bachelor’s degree in biology, and lives with her husband, two German shepherds, and various livestock, somewhere between the Cascade Range and the Rocky Mountains.  

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Self Reliance News Round Up – 2016-09-17

September 17, 2016 admin 0

Self Reliance News – Saturday 17th of September 2016

Posts this week from …

” Tactical Grooming ” posted by modernswordtactics.freeforums.net
Televangelist Jim Bakker: God Told Me ?The Polls Could Be Wrong? About Donald Trump posted by www.patheos.com
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The Invisible Killer

September 16, 2016 admin 0

From The Archives: 2014 Carbonic acid anhydride is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and kills uncounted thousands of people every year.  Most of these deaths are caused by accidental inhalation of CAA, but the dangers of carbonic acid anhydride do not  end there. Prolonged exposure to its solid form causes severe tissue…

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Common Core Math

September 14, 2016 admin 0

Common Core Math might actually be a good idea… … but I doubt those that support it have any clue as to why. Before I get into my thinking of this topic, I need to write about some basic concepts in mathematics, and a mini review of some history. It’s…

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Self Reliance News Round Up – 2016-09-10

September 10, 2016 admin 0

Self Reliance News – Saturday 10th of September 2016

Posts this week from …

9/11: The Rise of the Surveillance State posted by www.thenewamerican.com
U.S. Lawmakers Call Out State Dept. Backdoor to Gun Control posted by www.thenewamerican.com
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The Outdoorsman’s Workshop by Monte Burch

September 9, 2016 admin 0

From The Archives: 2015 Survival Book Review: Title: The Outdoorsman’s Workshop Author: Monte Burch ISBN: 0-87691-239-0 “Complete, step-by-step instructions in words, photographs, and diagrams for making outdoor accessories, including: Knives and sheaths Backpacks and pack frames Tents and sleeping bags Moccasins Archery equipment Doghouses and kennels Waterfowl blinds Animals calls…

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What is Safe Today? Is There Anything Left?

September 9, 2016 dave1678 0

A Lot of people I have talked to and listen to on media often talk of the need for strong government to protect the people and keep them safe.  I ask this simple question protect them from what?  Other people, criminals, terrorists or maybe even thoughts or words that make us feel bad?  Many of us feel unsafe and a lot of others call us paranoid but I suggest that at no time in our lives are we ever truly safe. Now it is easy to dismiss the fact that we are never really safe but I ask this question; where exactly are you totally safe from harm?  Perhaps at your work where you know most everyone and there is a strict no weapons policy.  How could you be harmed there?  Well ask anyone who has been through the horror of a workplace shooting or even a terrorist attack.  Ask the people who survived the 911 attack who were actually in the towers when the planes struck.  These are quite rare examples but they have happened and I would bet it will happen again in some form or another.  Maybe safety lies in our schools and other government buildings. There are plenty of guards or police protecting the buildings so they must be safe.  Timothy McVeigh would have something to say about that as well as all of his victims.  The several shootings in schools that have been publicized as of late should give anyone pause on how safe they really are. Perhaps you are safe at your home with your gun placed safely in your safe or in a drawer or maybe even on your hip, but how safe does that make you when you are lying in bed asleep or on the floor playing with your kids, dog or cat?  My point is not to scare you but to make you think in the real terms that being comfortable is not necessarily safe and that being completely safe is not really possible so where is the line drawn for intervention into your comfort and a level of safety. May I suggest the very proponents that want to make you feel safe are the ones increasing your levels of danger.  One should take their safety seriously and not  allow others to control it lest they be controlled themselves.  When people use force to make you safer it may increase your safety from others but does it decrease your safety from them?  Let me give you an example let’s say that your neighbor is suspected of using illegal drugs. This person has a job, pays his or her bills and is a good neighbor but the government in trying to protect you from his or her choice and one day decides to raid her home in full armor and a large battering ram.  They enter forcibly and take out their dog and shoot the occupant to find a ¼ ounce of (enter illegal drug here).  Now you should feel safe the evil drug user has been captured in true military style. A million dollars has been spent and your neighbor is in jail yeeha.  Beware how happy you feel about this because if your child or perhaps wife or husband has a prescribed drug and someone thinks you are using it in an illegal way and tells the government, this could be you.  The harmless joint you kept in case you wanted to be a kid again or the rival you have leaving a bag of (enter illegal drug here) could cause you the same pain.  When a group of well meaning militant officers protecting your safety enters your home to ensure that you are not harming anyone else with your illicit drug behavior and afterwards going out for a well deserved beer, wine or maybe even whisky. Perhaps a ban on all things harmful to you will keep you safe.  Guns kill people every day, not wearing your seat belt could kill you if you are in an accident, soda may make you fat. Your choices are your own and if you want to risk your life by owning a gun or not wearing your seat belt is it the right of the government to tell you no?  If you wish to be obese or maybe just give yourself a treat once in awhile should Uncle Sam be able to financially spank you for it?  Well in most states there is a tax for not wearing a seat belt issued out one stop at time.  Many places make it so hard to own a gun that it is not worth it to have one unless you make money with it. With soda, salt and fat taxes the government wants you to be healthy or poor or at least if you are poor the small rewards of sugary drinks or fatty foods are reserved for those who can afford it. If you think big brother was just watching you may need to read that book again. Terrorism.  The word should fill everyone with a little twinge of fear.  So how do we stop it.  The short answer is we can’t.  It is like crime.  We cannot remove it from the face of the earth and we cannot kill all of them because if we do others will flock to fill the shoes of the deceased.  So what do we do about it.  Well the government will make a color scheme to tell you how scared you should be today. How we should look for items like left bags or odd containers or weird vibrating (fill in weird thing here)  but we will not allow statistics to help us or take into account behavior and ethnicity.  We will stand by and ensure all junk is fondled and that every 90 year old wheelchair bound grandparent is checked and we will not report odd behavior because he or she is (enter protected group here).  It is better to investigate the innocent peacefully than to allow the guilty to cause harm. Now if you truly want to be as safe as possible then let me suggest you live your life in a bunker underground with enough emp protection to withstand a nuclear bomb and have a hepa system to ensure your air is pure and ensure little disease can get to you.  If you want to live an exciting life then I suggest you temp death at every corner, climb Everest, go base jumping, do that cool airplane race red bull puts on. If you want to live a full and happy life then be concerned with your own safety.  Assess risk and reward for yourself.  Keep the government out of your life as much as possible and you will find that you are safer than you thought and happier for it.

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How Minorities Can Share in the American Dream

August 14, 2016 Editor: Cari Schofield 0

In this show, we discuss Black Lives Matter movement, the strife between minorities and the police, and what can be done about it. We also discuss how minorities can become successful and share in the American Dream by becoming financially successful.  Watch the podcast below. Yes! Minorities CAN share in the American Dream (Click Here if video doesn’t display) If you enjoyed this podcast, be sure to like us on Facebook.  Listen to us Live Saturday Evenings at 6PM pacific time at PrepperBroadcasting.com Bumper Music:  “Bankland” By Javolenus / CC BY-NC 3.0 Image credit: Patriot Post Transcript The following is a text transcript of the audio.  Due to the verbatim speech and nuances it may be difficult to read.  However, it is being provided as a courtesy to the hearing impaired as well as for those who wish to move quickly on to the pertinent parts of the podcast Tom: Welcome Galtstrikers this is Tom and I would like to thank you for tuning into our weekly libertarian talk show where we discuss not only the problems of today but also the solutions. If you’re listening to this show on blog talk or any other website that carries our player you can also listen and join us in our chat room at prepperbroadcasting.com. About half way down the page you’ll find the player and right below that you’ll find the chat room. Just enter your user name and click connects. If you have questions or comments during tonight’s broadcast the call in number to get on the air is 1.347.202.0228. After you’ve connected remember to press one so that our producer can see that you want to be on the air. Don’t be afraid to call in, it’s real easy. It’s like talking to an old friend on the phone and don’t worry, we don’t bite. Anyway, if you’re calling in give the producer your name and listen in. We’ll start taking questions and comments after the break, probably in about 30 minutes or so. So if you’re listening on the air please be patient but do remember to push one. Anyway tonight we are going to be bringing on a couple of our previous guest from a previous discussion we had. Black lives movement, the violence and what can be done about it. We will also talk about some of the root causes of the racial divisions in this country and how possibly minorities can share in and be a part of the American dream. Anyway, I’ve also got another guest on who’s going to be coming up in a  few minutes. His name is Jason Charles and he’s started the New York City preppers meet up group and was quite successful in growing that group. He’s been on a couple of the reality shows and some news broadcast so he will give us some tips on how to start a meet up group. But first I’m gonna bring on Eric. Eric has something- Eric was on the show a couple weeks ago and he has something that he would like to share. Something he would like to read to us. Eric? How you doing? Eric: I’m doing alright. How you doing today Tom? Tom: Good. So we can start out, could you first refresh everybody. Who you are and what you’re about. How you got interested in this movement and then share with us what you have. Eric: Ok. Yeah. My name is Eric Clayton and I am a black conservative Republican from the Seattle area and I was involved on Toms Last show, “Black Lives Matter” and we just started talking about some of the problems that black people are having pulling themselves up by their boot straps and how we could get probably more whites in America involved. So I decided to do a little bit of research and I looked around to see if there were any programs in place that could help with this cause. It looks like there is one in Peoria where they and it’s a minority organization that goes out and helps other minorities lift themselves up so they can become better business owners. I reached out to them to try to see if I could get them to come on the show and I was not successful. My Brothers Keepers is another one where President Obama I think had something to do with putting this together and all I got from them was just some kind of form letter. Form email that basically did not address coming on the show. And the last was a lawyer. White lawyer that was helping out blacks get into the legal arena and apparently was pretty successful according to the website. I reached out to him and still no response. So you know I just don’t know if that no response was on purpose or they have an email (inaudible) I just started really thinking about the problem. I just thought to myself, is there reluctance for you know, blacks to except white help? So I just kind of wrote this. I call it Wounded America. It is time for America to heal the wounds of black people caused by the wicked institution of slavery. But there is one big problem. The wounded party doesn’t want to be healed. The constant transfusion of social welfare, goodies and handouts that have resulted from white guilt, white patriotization and black complacency is pacifying us for the black community. See the attitude is, “You wounded me, now you owe me”. Let’s face it white America, black America will always be your dependent. We’ll always be complaining about what the white man should be and is not doing for them. Rather than what they can be doing for themselves. The black community wants to hold white America responsible for their problems and will not offer them available solutions to strive for. And some white Americans can care less if achievable solutions are offered. Over all the black community sometimes acts like that 3 year old kid who is forever enrolled in secondary education. Or who just can’t give up the security or comfort of living free of charge in your basement. Any mentoring or job programs that can be started by white America to life blacks out of poverty will often be unsuccessful because only a few blacks will participate at the risk of pandering to the white man. But isn’t taking tax money supplied by mostly white tax payers the same thing? There needs to be a willingness to participate in the American dream. To actively embrace and believe in the grand experiment of democracy and a free republic. To be a part of an actual melting pot and be Americans first and foremost. And white Americans need to let them in and not make them feel that they are inferior and part of a separate nation. I am aware that blacks were brought here as slaves against their will. I am aware that blacks were mistreated, beaten and killed by evil white slave owners. I am aware that evil whites found a way via the KKK and Jim Crow to rob blacks of their freedoms they gained through emancipation. I am aware that most of white Americans, while not physically participating in the violence against blacks, aided and abetted the vial acts by their complacency displayed by their inaction against the perpetrators of hate. I am aware that even today because of widely held stereotypes about black people by white people that black people are virtually ostracized from being active and willing participants in society. We have a scab that needs to be healed. Both black and white Americans need to stop picking at the scab. Opening the old wounds and pouring salt into them. These wounds need to be allowed to heal and heal quickly. We need to get things put together and made healthy. Not just for black lives, not just for white lives, not just for red lives and not just for yellow lives but we need to fix it for the lives of the race that really matters. The human race. Tom: Yeah I really like that. We talked about in the last show that I did with you and Alex about what I believe some of the root causes for these problems and you know I put most, not all of it but I put most of this on the Democratic Party because the Democratic Party since the beginning of this country was the party of slavery. The Democratic Party was the party of the KK. The Democratic Party was the party of Jim Crow Laws. The Party of, they’re the party of the IRS. They are the Party of the Federal Reserve. They’re the party of these internment camps. All throughout our nation’s history the Democratic Party has always been on the side of oppression whether it’s by race or society as a whole. And then when I look at what they’re doing now and this started happening well as far as the welfare, the social welfare that started in the 30’s when the Democrats started realizing, “Hey! We need to buy more votes here with the social welfare. That’s what we gotta do because we are losing.” Alright but then after they got their rears handed to them in the civil right era, you know it was the republicans that fought for the civil rights and got the civil rights. It was the democrats that opposed it and they got their butts handed to them and it was after that point that they realized they were going to forever lose their position in government as long as they continue to oppose minorities. So they started changing. And they started actually not helping blacks get ahead and become independent. They started their way of helping is by giving. Taking form one person who taxes and giving it to minorities through social welfare. They started pandering to the minority vote and buying that minority vote. To this day, like we said before, you show me a ghetto I’ll show you a city government that is run by democrat. Every time. Every time. Eric: Absolutely. Absolutely. Tom: So that is what we are here to discuss. How do we fix this? How do we change that? You and I talked about meet up groups and stuff and you know we’ve had a lot of success in the prepper movement doing meet up groups and helping people set up meet up groups across the country. Probably one of the more successful groups I think as far as I know of around is the New York City Preppers. You know, Jason Charles from New York City got this group up and running. It seems to of done well so I’d like to bring Jason on and get your thoughts on what we’re discussing and how you have handled organizing the preppers group and how we might apply that to creating business opportunities for minorities. Jason: First of all, thank you for having me on. Tom: Yeah. Thank you for coming on. Jason: Starting a group was, first of all let me first start out by saying I didn’t start the group. It was started by a young female. Life became too busy and then she handed it over to me and then I took over from there. It’s hard to run a group in a city like this where you have so many different interested. People here in the city for the most part are not concerned with emergency preparedness. Until something happens. We saw a big jump in subscribers or preppers back in Hurricane Irene and Sandy. Ever since then every time something small happens or like you know a terror attack or a mass shooting we get a couple more people. So for the most part its people reacting to something instead of just joining because it’s the right thing to do. Tom: So it’s more about finding ways to do that public outreach and finding ways to reach people before the problems happens. Eric: Right. Tom: I think this topic is a little bit different than disaster preparedness is what I think comes to a lot of peoples mind when they are talking about preppers. I’m wondering how we can apply the concept of meet up groups to the business world. To bring not just minorities but anyone in a ghetto area, in a poor neighborhood, urban areas, how to bring those people into the business world and give them opportunities and careers, jobs, education starting their own businesses. I am wondering how we can apply some of the ideas of starting a meet up group to that. Because as you mentioned people weren’t joining until a disasters already happened. I kind of see that this problem that we have with poverty in America is the disaster that is ongoing right now. So I think if we can get people to see that maybe we can get them to start participating in groups that address that. Eric: Right. Meet up does have its – – can’t help somebody start a business for give them the tools they need rather so I can start a business. The first thing that meet-up gives you once you start the group is it gives you responsibility and I think that’s where a lot of the problems we have in black communities or poorer communities is that there is no responsibility. So therefore they blame their actions, whatever it might be, on the next person. So when you run a group like this and an event doesn’t go well, or something happens at an event or an argument breaks out I will blame that on myself for xyz reasons. Letting it happen or letting them get away. It teaches you that you have to accept what might happen with your business. Good or bad and that’s first and foremost. Secondly, it gives you a sense of learning how to deal with people which again, in the black community, for the most part I’ve seem, we don’t know how to deal with one another. It’s a weird; it’s sort of weird for me to talk about because it’s hard for me to explain without actually showing you. For example, blacks in a community, like let’s say where I live today, (inaudible) for the most part you have your different groups of blacks. You have blacks that work, and those are the blacks that usually get along. You have those that sit on a corner all day and they make fun of those who go to work. Meet up gives you that responsibility of how to deal with different people like that. I get different people in the group all the time and I have to be adaptable to each person I meet. Which is very trying at times but it definitely teaches you. So learning how to do that you could bring that to a community and learn how to deal with different people and inspire them if you will, to do the right thing. Get a job, don’t stand on the corner, and don’t make fun of this guy going to work. Those are the things we have to teach. As far as financially, if you have a business or a meet up group where you’re dealing with money it’s on a smaller scale. Again it teaches you respect for money and how to be honest. Don’t over charge, don’t make extra money and then not give it back to the group. Have a contest or something. I learned a lot putting one in the group like this. Tom: I believe that if you build it they’ll come. So I think if we’ve got these problems and these issues, if somebody starts a meet up group to address those problems I think people are naturally going to start joining. So I think really what needs to happen is to find people that are natural leaders. The ones the kind of people that are gonna go to work no matter how many people are making fun of them for going to work. I think we need to find those kind of people to take charge of starting groups like this and then I think other people will just start to follow and just start to come. Eric’s been researching some of this about you know the different groups that he reached out to. Possibilities of starting groups. What other ideas have you come up with Eric? Eric: Well, you know one thing, I mean it’s good to if we can ever get those groups that I reached out to that I mentioned earlier to respond to it then there could be a foundation there to build on. However, there is another thing I’d like to mention. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of the book, “Black and white styles of conflict” by Thomas Kochman. I’m reading this book and he’s a guy that  is kind of a diversity specialist. He found out that blacks and whites, even though they think in certain situations and they think they are communicating on a level filled in that they are seeing situations the same way. Blacks and whites communicate in a different way. There are certain things that when they are said or done blacks kind of react differently to. Like let’s say for instance there is a situation where blacks may be discussing something and then they get kind of loud and boisterous about it and maybe the whites may think of it as this is almost verging on violence and it’s really not. They’re active competitors and they are trying to convince each other so it hasn’t gotten into a fight but it sounds like a fight. Whereas white people are very reserved and they think, “Oh wow, this is just something I’m gonna be quite about because it’s really escalated. So basically what I’m saying is I think people that get involved and go into the black neighborhoods that want to help out they have to get some kind of training so they can understand the black language and the black culture so that what they engage people about these jobs and everything is not misinterpreted. That is the danger right there because once you get on that ground where if you’re talking apples and they’re talking oranges and you don’t know that you’re talking different fruit that’s where you get into a problem. A real problem. So that’s really all I have.. I don’t know exactly how to set it up. I was really hoping to get feedback from those people that I reached out to but I didn’t. Like I emphasized the communication is really, really important. I’d like to reach out to this guy – – Tom: Well ya know I ..I talked to you a little bit before and I see a couple of problems, and I’ve run into it myself when dealing with other organizations and trying to network and that sort of thing. There are a couple of different things. One if its like a nonprofit or NGO that is giving people aid of some sort, to them that is job security. Give a man a fish and that man will be back the next day for another fish. And so if you teach somebody, you come along and say, “Hey I want to teach people how to become independent and be their own man and take care of themselves,” well that’s taking away that job security from that non-profit organization. Then the other thing is, even if it’s another organization that is trying to teach people how to become independent and you come along and say, “Hey, let’s network together and see what we can do to combine forces and really help this along,” a lot of groups will see that as competition and you know it’s the same thing in the nonprofit world as it is in the business world. People just have this hard time wanting to work with their competitors. I see this really big time in the patriot movement with all the-  -you look on the web and see zillions of patriot web sites, second amendment websites, conservative websites and they really don’t want to work together because that’s their competition and so it makes it real hard to network . I don’t know really the way to do it. I’m thinking we got to do something to start up some groups, find some people willing to take the reins and be leaders and just let them, see if they can do it. Eric: You know there is a stigma of being successful in the white man’s world. Something like, if you’re black, if you’re like a Colon Powell or Condoleezza Rice. You know in the white realm of thing, the main stream, you are very successful. Your credentials are just fantastic, but it’s something about the black neighborhoods, the people we are trying to help, you are looked at as a sellout. So basically it’s almost like a lot of them that would like to go there don’t want to be sell outs so they basically will go to maybe selling drugs. Some of them may go to other kind of means of being successful. Maybe they might hope for a rap music kind of record contract or something like that. Maybe go and play NBA but basically it’s almost like this impediment, “No. No I can’t suck up to the white man. I can’t suck up his ways you know. I gotta be a real black.” It’s something about being successful that is anti-black and I just don’t get it. I’m a black man that has been in industry for 35 years and there’s hardly any blacks (inaudible) telecommunications OSP engineer and I’ve gotten along with my coworkers just fine. As long as I’ve done my job I’ve never had a problem. So I don’t get it. I feel like I’m part of my own mini melding pot. I feel like I’m a guy that is, when you look it up I’m just a text book example of a guy that actually decided, “Hey, I’m just gonna pull myself up by my boot straps.” Sure, I’m different from a lot of people I work with but I, right now, no them as John and Bob and we’re just guys that do jobs. I’m not old black Eric that you know causing problems or anything like that. I’m doing my job and I just can’t see why I can’t do that regardless of what color they are. Tom: Yeah. We got about 3 minutes before we have to take a hard break here. I wanna get Jason’s thoughts for the rest of these three minutes and then after the break Dave has a question. Hold on Dave I’d like to hear what you have to say and then until we’ve got several callers that are listening in, if any of you have comments I encourage you to dial 1. Press the one button so that our producer knows that you want to contribute a comment. Also for those of you listening via the chat room or online our phone number is 347.202.0228. Before we go to the break do you have any comments to add Jason? Jason: It’s going back to, yes, I actually decide. It’s gone back to people getting along. That’s the other thing too. We have a hard problem, again I think its people, never mind color. Just people getting along, getting together trying to make it work. Like you said earlier, we have a lot of these Oath Keepers, AP3, there are so many patriot groups that want to harp at one another instead of getting along. They are all saying the same thing but they just don’t want to sit there and work together and move forward. There were a couple of these groups here in the city. I tried to reach out to a couple of them and they just didn’t want to bother because no one wanted to meet in the middle and negotiate. I think that’s a problem with us as people. Now as far as the black community goes its bad because you want to help. You want to sit there, you want to start a group and get people off their feet. You want to get em jobs, you want to get them skills that can get the job but they don’t want to come. They just want it handed to them the easy way. The other problem is everybody else that I know, these young kids; they wanna be a basketball star or a rapper. They want that big money and they – – they don’t want to work for it. I’m not sitting here by any means saying rappers and ball players don’t work for it but they want the big money. They don’t want to be the fire fighter or the cop or the doctor or the lawyer. They want those millions and they want to now and I think to change that we have to get into the kids heads a little earlier. Sit there have them listen to Young Thug or watch Atlanta Hip Hop. We have to educate them that you’re gonna get what you deserve by how you present yourself to life. I think that is the first problem that needs to be addressed. Tom: I think when I was talking privately on the phone yesterday with Eric one of the things he brought up was we really need to take back the schools. So we’re gonna take a quick break here. After the break I’m gonna bring on Dave and then maybe we will talk a little bit about how it might be possible to take back the schools. So let’s take a short word from our sponsors. Advertisement Tom: Welcome back Galtstrikers. This is Tom. I’ve got Eric and Jason on with me. We are talking about the BLM movement, racial division in America and how minorities might be able to participate in the American Dream and become successful. I want to bring Dave on. Dave has a question for us. How you doing Dave? Dave: Doing well, how are you doing Tom? Tom: Good, how’s it going? What did you want to add to the discussion? Dave: I just wanted to ask how you guys feel about the war on drugs has affected the black community and how, if any, affected their relationship with the police? Tom: Eric or Jason, any of you has an answer for that? Eric: Repeat the question? I missed the question. Dave: How, the war on drugs. How it may have affected the black community not necessarily drugs themselves but the war on them? The fact that they are illegal and how may that have affected their relationship with the police? Eric: Ohh. That’s a toughie. I’m not sure that I can answer. I may have to defer to Jason on that. Jason: Ok. First of all. There is no war on drugs. I have to start off by saying that. Police relations in the black community, with this drug problem we have, it’s bad I mean you come to a neighborhood like mine and you go to Washington Heights. We are talking about New York, sorry. Talking about New York. The drug ring is ramped here in the city. I just learned that today talking to somebody who is in the actual law enforcement shield. Cops, the problem is, listen, a lot of cops when they first start the job from the ones I’ve known, they went in with the purpose of actually doing what the job was to do. That was to help people. So they come out to wherever they live they come to the city and they have in their heart that they are going to help the community they are serving. But day in and day out they run into guys they pull over and they are pulling weed, cocaine, or whatever out of their pocket. The relationship between cops and the black community or Spanish community is sort of damaged by the whole so called war on drugs because this is where it is. Now keep in mind, we’re not bringing the drugs in to the country. It’s not a black dude, it’s not a Spanish dude. It’s whoever is in the higher position but now that they trickled down to us, these guys are here. Whoever you are, whichever gang you name, they are dealing the drugs and cops they can’t look at me walking in the street and go, “Oh he doesn’t have drugs.” They assume for the most part, not all of em but a lot of cops assume for the most part that you know most black guys in the street are carrying drugs. Most Spanish guys in the street are carrying drugs. They just don’t know how to approach it without being called a racist and everything else. It’s a bad problem and it just sparks a lot of issues because they just assume everybody, not everybody but a lot of people are carrying stuff on them. This also goes to the way you dress. I dress a certain way so for the most part a cop will look at me and go ok this guy, he doesn’t have, he’s not holding or have a weapon on him because I dress with shorts and a t shirt all year long. So when the winter comes around the only thing I’m wearing might be a hoody. But here you got guys wearing a ton of clothing in the summer time and those are the guys who you know are holding weed or a weapon of some kind and when they get stopped they’re screaming police brutality. Meanwhile they are actually sitting on a corner doing what they said they weren’t doing. Tom: I think the whole war on drugs is, they’re not getting at the root cause of the problem and kinda like fighting fire with fire. I don’t think they’re like, you know, like you said there is not a war on drugs. I think it’s a reaction rather than a proactive approach to solving the drug problem. We’re not stopping it at the border where they come in and we’re not solving the problems that get people on drugs to begin with. Expecting the police to clean it up in the street when it shouldn’t even make it to the streets in the first place. Jason: The other problem with drugs, the war on drugs right? The FBI, CIA, ATF, they know where every last drug trail on this planet is right. They know where all the opiate fields is, where all the cocaine fields, coca leaf fields are. They know where all the drugs are being grown. They know where they are being manufactured. If you want a real war on drugs then you have to actually step the game up. Ask these countries, “Hey listen, we want to go here and take out this place. We are getting 80% of your cocaine from Colombia. Just an example.  So why not go to Colombia and head it off at the pass? Why sit there and wait for it to get here and then blame some kid who, listen, I’m not making excuses for people selling drugs but if kids saw the movie (inaudible) and thinks I’m gonna make the (inaudible) You head it off at the pass. Tom: Well yeah when you got the positions that our federal government takes on it, thanks to wiki links we are able to find out that we own and control the poppy fields in Afghanistan and basically we let the sale of opium happen right under our noses. They are very well aware of it and they’re not doing anything to stop it. So I don’t know how we can head it off at the pass when the people in power are actively contributing into that problem. We gotta find another way to reach people at hoe before they get to the drug situation. I think that also comes from giving people opportunity. If you can give people opportunity and jobs and careers and stuff I mean there are still people in business that have drug problems but they’re not out in the street dealing drugs if they’ve got a good career to go to every day. I’ve got Dan on the phone. I want to get Dan’s comment and then we’ll go back and talk to Jason and Eric again. Dan are you on the air? Dan: Yeah, I can hear you fine. I was just going to comment that it seems to me as far as minorities go and having problems getting them out of poverty or getting them employed that this has already got a solution to it and it comes from history. There’s been lots of other minorities whether they were the Italian immigrants or the Irish immigrants that came in that established themselves by creating Business Men’s Association, Cultural Associations, and kept their money flow within their own community and built up from there. And it strikes me odd that the minority’s that are continuously having generational problems years after years after years haven’t done this. Haven’t done what other minorities have done to get out of that kind of situation. It seems like our biggest lessons to be learned are things we should of learned from history. Tom: Well I go back to what I was saying before about the democrats pandering to the black vote. So you look at what other minorities have done, Chinese immigrants have come here and started up businesses in other races and other immigrants have moved here. They didn’t receive the level of pandering that the democrats do to the black community. They didn’t have slavery and they didn’t have the KKK so much but they also didn’t get the amount of pandering and handouts that the democrats do. Like I said before, you show me a ghetto and I’ll – – Dan: Up here in Canada that’s exactly what happened. We had slaves up here in Canada. People don’t realize that. They were Chinese slaves ok. And they did receive a lot of pandering but they did create their own cultural centers. They did create their own Businessmen’s Associations and they did create their own communities, China Town for example, inside the city of Vancouver and they did drag themselves out of poverty. It can be done but it takes a community effort. It seems to be the minorities in the states that are currently having generational problems have been voting for the democrats for generations and they’re still poor. It doesn’t work. It just doesn’t work, you gotta do it yourself. Speaker: Tom can I jump in? Tom: Yeah, who’s talking? Eric: This is Eric. Tom: Oh yeah, go ahead Eric. Eric: Another thing that a culturally interesting thing that I think he kind of brought up is that when it comes to American Blacks and lets just compare them to American Whites. Whites will usually get into some kind of business relationship and will normally trust to a certain level until a problem develops. Blacks will wait and not trust from the beginning and even before a problem is apparent and then they will wait to see if trust is warranted. So it’s almost the opposite. In the Asian communities who have built themselves up by sharing you know, resources, they are in a positions where they trust each other as long as you know (inaudible) until trust is not warranted. So basically, the black community there is a lack of trust. There is always the feeling that somebody is running a con, that you’re gonna get ripped off, that you’re going to get bamboozled. So they do not get into the associations because basically they are just saying, “Hey, I’m not gonna let this black man rip me off.” I remember when I was doing videos and I told the lady I was black and she said, “Oh no, no, no. I’m not gonna hire you. You probably are running some kind of con. I’m going to the white man because at least I know I’ll get my monies worth.” That kind of – – that’s killing us, and I don’t know how to fix it. Tom: Well I think it goes back to what you were saying- – hello? Yeah I think it goes back to what you were saying earlier. The old wounds and pouring salt on the old wounds. I think those wounds have never had a chance to heal and that is where that mistrust comes from and I think like we talked about also that that happens right- – it happens in school. The kids are learning in school, “Hey, the white man did this to you and this is why you got problems you have. It’s the white man’s fault for it and you need the governments help.”  If you’re someone who is black you’re going to hear that and say, “Oh, the white guy is the cause of my problems. I need the government to help me.” If you’re the white guy, if you’re the white kids in school then you know its sounded to you like you’re being shamed for being white and so you never want to build the actual trust. You get what I’m saying? Both sides are hearing a different thing and they’re never reaching across and building that trust. Eric: And there is one more thing too. Back in the slave day there was a two tier type slave. You had the field slaves and you had the house slaves and the job of the house slaves was not only to take care of the master in the house but also be the eyes and ears to find out if there was a dissension between the field slaves so they ratted them out. That was kind of the untrustworthy thing so that’s how we black republicans are looked at. Almost like the house slaves. That we are gonna rat everybody out to the white man, we’re going to snitch. So that whole thing, that whole distrust thing has, was kind of left over from slavery. Tom: So I wonder how we can- -we talked about hitting this off in the schools and taking back the schools. How can we do this? I know we talked about on the phone conversation I had with you yesterday, about you know our down ticket to candidates and doing it through the political avenues by getting conservatives and libertarians elected at the local level in the city councils and the mayor’s office. Now that could be possible where it’s a pretty much 50/50 split. Battle ground cities where it’s half conservative and half liberal but what about in these areas where it’s like 70 or 80 or 90% Liberal. How can we take back our local government in those areas so that we can take back the schools? I think the only way we can take back the schools is through the elected offices. Dan: I would start with the PTA. Parent Teachers association. They are the ones that control the school board. That’s where you have to start. If you are going to start changing a society you do have to start with the education level. That’s what the communist and socialist did to us. So (inaudible) Tom: Even in the PTA yeah you could be actively involved but if you’re a conservative or libertarian in a community where 70% of the people are voting straight party ticket for the liberals then how does your voice overcome everybody else’s voice in that PTA conversation. Typically they kick people out like that that speak up. Dan: Simple. Be honest. People generally speaking on an individual level still have a sense of common sense. So as long as you’re being honest and you’re being straight up about what you’re talking about then they will recognize the difference between double talk and political speech and just a guy who wants to get things done and if they don’t recognize that then it’s time to vote with your feet and move. Tom: Yeah, I agree. Eric: There is another thing. We also know the teachers unions lean heavily on the Democratic Party. It’s almost like their blankie or something like that. They get a lot of financial support. We need as republicans we need to go in and steal the teachers union from the Democratic Party. Take that iron fist hold they have on the teachers union and then turn them around so that we can not only get that socialism out of the school but also, my goal is to eventually get God back in the school. Tom Yeah, I agree. Dan: One way to do that is that the teachers unions make investments for their retirements and the retirement investments are pretty much capitalistic right? So getting the republicans involved on that end of it is the best way into the union. The other thing you gotta realize is that a lot of unions in north American are doing what they call union or contract splitting. So that the newest teacher into the teacher union gets a different contract than somebody that has been there for 20 years. That’s really a division with in the union itself. As republicans or libertarians you can fight that saying everybody should be treated equally regardless of how long they have been in. That’d be another way to back them up which is something they desperately need. If you can do that, that will get you into the PTA and into the school boards. Tom: We got about ten minutes left on this show and we talked about the problems. We talked about how we can take back the schools and the local down tickets positions. Let’s say we can get a voice in the schools. Let’s say we can find leaders in these poor communities to start up meet up groups. I think that’s where it’s really going to happen. By having local meet ups and bringing in people that want to learn how to become successful and start their own business. Get careers maybe even just learning how to fill out a resume would be great for a lot of people. So let’s say we can get these groups started how can we – like I said, if you build it, they will come. If you start up a meet up group that and you advertise it in a community saying hey this is a group for minorities to learn how to be successful. People are naturally going to start trickling in. Even if there is that mistrust people will start trickling in to find out what the group is about.  So let’s say we get some people, maybe some people listening right now are interested in starting up a group in their area. What could those first meet ups be about. I’d like to get Eric’s opinion on that and then I’ll ask Jason. Eric: Ok. The first thing I think needs to happen is once you get those people in there, even though you have an agenda, what you want to do, resume writing or any other thing that you have the first thing that you should do is address the crowd, the minorities there and ask them, “Hey what are you looking for out of this? What can we do?”  Have them say something that will invest them in the process and not just have you dictating to them what’s going to happen. You might find that you will be able to just give what you intended to give them but basically it will be received a lot better because you asked them what they need. Dan: That’s an absolute must. Tom: Yeah. I want to go to Jason. I’ll get Jason’s comment on starting meet up groups. What should those first meetings be about? Jason: I think those first meetings should be about- – and here’s another problems I’ve seen in these help organizations. You can’t make it about color. I understand that you want to get minorities into it but once you get them into that door it should no longer be about color. It should be about personal responsibility. It should be getting them to that point where they want to take personal responsibility. I’ve sat through a couple of these workshops in the past and the first thing out of the guys mouth is, “You’re black and you’re gonna make it above the white guy and white people this and white people that.” It can’t be about that anymore because that puts a wedge even further apart in the racial division. So the first meeting should always be about the person and what they want to accomplish. Throw the whole race thing out the window. I think we are running into bigger problems when everything is black and white. If you just run it as a human organization, if you just look at the person and go, “Listen, what do you want to accomplish? Oh yeah? Ok so now we are going to help you accomplish this.” And we’re never gonna sit there and go, “Well the white man wants you to fail and the white man laughs when you fail.” It can’t be about that. It has to be about the person. Tom: I talked to another thing I talked about Eric yesterday on the phone about, which was a term that was new to me a couple of years ago, I’d never heard it ago and I’m a white guy. It is this term “White Privilege” Apparently that seems to be the big thing that is taught in colleges and stuff and I didn’t even know about it. It seems to be the term that the left has really latched on to, to try and win over voters by; in my mind it seems like they are white shaming. Shaming people for being white and the privilege they have. They always say, “Check your white privilege, check your white privilege.” I see that on blog post, on the radio all the time, but they never, never, never say, tell us what were supposed to do about it. You know I get into this discussion on social media and someone will say check your white privilege and I’ll go, “Well ok. If I got this special white privilege why don’t you tell me what I’m supposed to do about it?” As a white guy I understand the problems that black people face. I understand our history. I don’t understand it from the shoes of a black person but I know there is a problem there.  I understand that ok. But the left never offers a solution on what we are supposed to do about this white privilege thing. Personally I don’t like that term because it brings race into it rather than the socioeconomic status that brought about these problems. It doesn’t address ow the problems got started because if they started addressing how the problems got started they’d have to start pointing the finger at their own party. The Democratic Party has never apologized as a party for their history of oppression. I think we need to refocus. I think we need to steal that dialog away from the left and re brand it as a different term that’s not attached to race. I don’t know what we would call it. Minority disadvantage?  Whatever we can call it that doesn’t have race attached to it that says, “Hey there is a problem in society we need to address it, we need to fix it.” It’s not caused by a race; it’s caused by socioeconomic status. It was the Democratic Party , I believe, that lead us down this path and what can we do to fix it. You guys got, either one of you Jason or Eric how we can re brand that term so it doesn’t have race attached to it? So that we can work together, both races, to fix that. We got 2 minutes. Eric: Ok. It’s a socioeconomic thing. It’s not really white privileges they are trying to put on all white people. Basically socioeconomic s if your born with a silver spoon in your mouth, whether your Donald Trump’s kids or whether your Magic Johnson’s kid. Basically you’re going to have privilege over a lot of people that are black or white. See a lot of white people, like my wife for instance, she had to wear hand me downs. I didn’t as a kid. I got everything new and I’m a black man. So you know, that’s not a privilege for her. Another thing is, this thing about black people thinking white people are just going out of their way to do for other white people. White people seem to be some of the most individualistic people that I’ve run into. They don’t have some secret society where they are giving whites a certain kind of break and then blacks another. I think it’s a – – Tom: Are you there Eric? Did we lose you? Eric: I’m here. Did you hear me? Tom: Yeah. Yeah we got less than a minute. Jason, if you could, do you have a contact information that you can give publically if anyone has a question about starting a meet up group? Jason: Yes. They can contact me at Jason@NYCpreppers.com. Tom: Jason@NYCpreppers.com. I want to thank you guys for coming on the air. We had a great discussion, I wish we had more time to finish it and bring on more callers. I apologize to those that didn’t get to make it on. I do want to remind everyone that we have shows on prepperbroadcasting.com every day. Live. Tomorrow will be Herbal Prepper at 4 pm pacific. That is 7 pm eastern time. Speakers: Thank you. This article first appeared on Galtstrike and may be copied under the following creative commons license.  All links and images including the CC logo must remain intact. 

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