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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

What’s Really Behind the So-Called “War on Drugs?” Profits and Control.


 

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What’s Really Behind the So-Called “War on Drugs?”

There is perhaps no issue that misleads, confuses and bedevils concerned citizens of all political stripes than the so-called "War on Drugs." The Republi-crat government oligarchy is well aware of this fact, and so it uses a trumped-up, false war on drugs to deceive the masses, to deceive and to wear out taxpayers, to paramilitarize and enlarge law enforcement and government, and to promote the two-party/left-right/conservative-liberal false paradigm.

The war on drugs is not a war by public officials against criminals at all, but a war for drugs. It is the way public officials profit from criminality, expand their kingdoms and overrule the rule of law and the Constitution. In my unending research into this conspiracy, I have learned that this kind of tyrannical control is possible only by mass deception. It is a total control over governmental and political processes to the detriment of the people in every category of the nation's and local interests. It is raw power exercised by today's single-party-dressed-as-two.

False, universal religion is the chief means of this mass deception, followed by the protection of particular elements to induce confusion, including drugs and the "war on drugs," a controlled mass media to spread government propaganda, and politics-as-usual non-solutions.

Government strategy is to invade our privacy and freedom under the pretext of protecting us from terrorism, drug traffickers and all kinds of booger bears. Politicians-as-usual all protect and enlarge the government's drug trade while pretending to do precisely the opposite. Such "opposite behavior" is the proof of a conspiracy against Americans.

Republican politicians, for example, profess pro-Christian, anti-big government ideals but join the Democrats in faith-destroying, socialist legislation to expand the welfare state. The "war on drugs" helps justify it. Democrats, for example, claim to protect the working man while joining Republicans and multinational mega-corporations to pass "free trade" legislation, thus destroying the middle class, farming families and the American industrial and agricultural sectors.



The war on drugs is used as justification for the passage of a host of liberty-stealing laws. A few among the many are these:

  • The federal government removed from circulation all bills above $100 and is moving stealthily toward eliminating cash altogether. In truth, this is not about fighting drug trafficking, but is about driving Americans into an economy in which all financial transactions are electronic transactions for tracking and taxing purposes.
  • Banks are required by law to file Suspicious Activity Reports on customers who engage in any "suspicious transaction relevant to a possible violation of law or regulation." What does this mean? The law compels banks to report any transactions that have no "apparent lawful purpose or are not the sort in which the particular customer would normally be expected to engage." This, of course, is an entirely subjective judgment, and banks are apt to err on the side of caution (which means that they can be expected to report anything and everything that seems the slightest bit out of the ordinary).
  • Banks are required by law to provide the federal government with "Currency Transaction Report" (CTR) forms on customers who engage in transactions involving $10,000 or more. And those suspect individuals who have several such reports filed on them may be audited by the IRS or investigated for dealing drugs.
  • Massachusetts lawmakers are considering a bill that would put a ban on adding hidden compartments to vehicles in order to secure private property like guns, money or other valuables. And the law would empower LEOs to seize any vehicle so outfitted. The law also includes a two-year mandatory prison sentence and five years for subsequent offenses.
  • In Oklahoma it is against the law to fortify a home "for the purpose of preventing or delaying entry or access by a law enforcement officer." According to the statute, it is illegal to "construct, install, position, use or hold any material or device designed ... to strengthen, defend, restrict or obstruct any door, window, or other opening into a dwelling, structure, building or other place to any extent beyond the security provided by a commercial alarm system, lock or deadbolt, or a combination of alarm, lock, or deadbolt."

The war on drugs has resulted in a rising militancy and militarized gestapo-like mindset among LEOs (legally entitled to oppress) from the local, small town street cop to the FBI to the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Attorney General Jeff Session is a big fan of asset forfeiture, the process by which LEOs confiscate people's money and property for their own personal use. Innocent civilians whose only crime is having in their possession more money that the LEOs think is warranted at the time, lose their cash, their cars and even their houses without ever being convicted — or even charged — with a crime; all under the auspices of the war on drugs.

The drug war corrupts the justice system. In 2013, workers at the Massachusetts crime lab were caught conspiring with prosecutors in that state by tampering with samples and intentionally forging signatures. As many as 40,000 cases may have had their evidence tainted. Chemist Annie Dookhan pleaded guilty to all 27 counts of altering drug evidence and obstructing justice that prosecutors had filed against her, was a crime lab chemist for nine years. Her tampered evidence has put thousands of innocent people behind bars, and thousands more have had their sentences lengthened based on her fake "evidence."

Following Dookhan's guilty plea, a second Massachusetts crime lab "chemist" was been fired after investigators determined she had fabricated her educational credentials. Kate Corbett worked alongside Dookhan and testified as a "chemistry expert" in dozens of court cases that led to convictions — even though her degree is in sociology. Defense attorneys argue that as many 180,000 Massachusetts drug cases may be tainted by the two women's actions.

The federal government has been known to pick winners and losers in the Mexico's drug war by allowing some cartels free reign to commit murder within the United States and transport multi-ton quantities of drugs across the U.S. border with impunity. These revelations come from emails hacked from the security firm Stratfor and released by WikiLeaks and from Federal court filings.

In the emails, a Mexican diplomat dubbed MX1 wrote that both Mexican and American authorities have been negotiating deals with the larger cartels, tolerating their cross-border trafficking and encouraging them to take out the smaller cartels in the belief that fewer cartels would be able to negotiate their differences peaceably. "They want the CARTELS to negotiate with EACH Other. The idea is that if they can do this, violence will drop and the governments will allow controlled drug trades," the email stated.

Another leaked email from a federal law enforcement supervisor stated: "Regarding ICE [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] screwing up informants: They [ICE] were handling big hit men from Juarez and letting them kill in the U.S."

In Federal court filings, Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla (said to be the "logistics coordinator" for Sinaloa, a major Mexican cartel) claimed the U.S. government had offered his organization virtual immunity to import tons of drugs across the border. He also claimed that in exchange for information on rival cartels, the Sinaloa cartel was armed by federal agents and aided in avoiding Mexican authorities.

The "Fast and Furious" gun running scandal under President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder also armed drug cartels, and those weapons have been used in numerous crimes including the murder of American border agents and the robbery and murder of American citizens in the U.S.

The U.S. military, since the beginning of the war in Afghanistan, has stood watch over Afghani poppy fields and turned a blind eye — when it wasn't directly facilitating them — to the operations of Afghan drug traffickers. Afghanistan provides 90 percent of the world's supply of opium poppy, making the U.S. government a co-conspirator in the rising U.S. opium epidemic along with the prescribing physicians and the legal U.S. drug cartel known as Big Pharma.



The CIA has a long history of trafficking in drugs to fund its operations.

The result of the war on drugs is that the U.S. has six to 12 times as many incarcerated people per capita as does Australia, Canada, France Germany, Japan or the United Kingdom. The U.S. has 5 percent of the world's population, 25 percent of its incarcerated people and half of the world's academically qualified lawyers. Those lawyers consume about 10 percent of America's gross domestic product.

There are about 2.3 million people populating America's 1,719 state prisons, 102 federal prisons, 942 juvenile correctional facilities, 3,283 local jails and 79 Indian Country jails as well as in military prisons, immigration detention facilities, civil commitment centers and prisons in the U.S. territories. In the U.S., people go to jail about 11 million times each year. Another 7 million are on parole or probation.

There is no question that America is a prison nation, and the overwhelming majority of people in prisons are there for non-violent crimes — about 20 percent of them for drug crimes. One in three Americans will be arrested by the age of 23.

The faux war on drugs has ensnared millions of Americans for the non-crime of possessing parts of a plant.

The war on drugs is sham and a scam and federal agents, federal agencies are corrupted by it, as are states and municipalities and their LEOs. Meanwhile, U.S. prisons and cemeteries are overflowing with the victims.

The constant success of government criminality in this regard is so staggering that one can only conclude that the DOJ and its controllers in Congress and the White House are satanic. The United States of the Constitution is dead; "Long live the United States!," cry the deceived masses and their rulers.

Dropping all pretense, the truth is that the government is at war with you. The criminal element is the excuse. Besides, the government and the criminal element are one. Otherwise, why would they protect criminals?

Bob Livingston

NOTE:  Our current AG, Jeff Sessions seems to be attempting to turn the clock back on drug laws and he endorses laws which allow governments at all levels to seize private property [so-called asset-seizure 'laws'] without due process...something that would make our Founders puke. CO drug laws seem to be working and are generating a windfall of cash for its government without any appreciable uptick in crime while enhancing the number of jobs in that state.  In my opinion, it is a good way to fight the Mexican drug cartels...In the past 30 years state governments, taking a cue from Native American tribes, have legalized gambling and have dramatically increased tobacco taxes...all the while frittering away those tax revenues.

What about you? Got anything interesting to share?


Bruce, the Poor Man, free thinker, social critic & cynic

 

 

A Final Note…


Market analyst Lynette Zang predicts in the next market meltdown, “real estate, stocks, and bonds will all crash.” When asked when this will happen, Zang says, “Enjoy your Christmas,” but in 2018, all bets are off.

 

 

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Preventing Holiday Overspending & Crippling Debt


 

Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…


ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

 

 


Preventing Holiday Overspending & Crippling Debt

 

When it comes to financial preparedness, I recommend investing in gold and silver coins, as they may be the only things of value after a collapse. Next, I would establish an emergency fund with enough cash to cover six months' worth of living expenses. Even if the dollar loses value in the aftermath of an economic crisis, you still may be able to use cash to buy necessities — at least in the short term.

Of course, this is another reason I recommend building up six months' to a year's worth of food storage and emergency supplies. This will allow you to ride out almost any disaster. I also recommend owning a few acres of tillable land outside of any major city where you can grow your own food, drill a well and own some livestock to improve your self sufficiency.  [This, at least in our case, is a never-ending task since we do everything on a cash basis and local rules and regs make compliance a challenge in our rural area…but they sure like their tax dollars!]
Gold and silver coins also make for a wise and prudent gift for the holiday!

Holidays Present Spending Challenges-Keys to More Saving, Less Spending

Fun and Creative Ideas for Saving Money as a Family (U.S. News): "Whether you're setting a New Year's resolution, saving up for a vacation or simply trying to cut back on spending overall, these tips can help the whole family save money and have fun while they're doing it."

 
25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up (Mashable): "When it comes to saving money, not every way is the right way. A lot of it depends on your lifestyle and the goals that you’ve established. At the same time, there are plenty of mistakes we typically make when it comes to saving like the 25 ways listed below."

How to get out of the overspending trap (CNN Money): "Many Americans have an overspending problem. Credit card debt can be a heavy burden -- and a tough one to get rid of.  Here's what financial experts recommended to help get out of the revolving door of overspending."

Fun and Creative Ideas for Saving Money as a Family (U.S. News): "Whether you're setting a New Year's resolution, saving up for a vacation or simply trying to cut back on spending overall, these tips can help the whole family save money and have fun while they're doing it."
 
 

Something for the fun of it…

A History of Elves

 




 

I Wanna Hooker for Christmas


 

 

What about you? Got anything interesting to share?


Bruce, the Poor Man, free thinker, social critic & cynic

 

 

A Final Note…

License to Kill That Debt


 

Having student loan debt is stressful enough. Knowing the government could pull your driver’s license if you can’t pay it off? Way worse. And it’s real: These 20 states can revoke your licenses if you default on student loans.

 

 

BONUS MATERIALS

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Additional Resources

4 Ways to Cash a Check without a Bank Account
No bank account? No problem. You can still cash that check.

 

How to Waste Sudden Wealth
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Be Radical, Get Rich
Want to know how to get rich? Stop being average!

 

Blemished Banking History? Try Second-Chance Checking Account
Don't let past mistakes prevent you from opening a checking account.


The Easy Budget
This trick makes budgeting so easy anyone can do it!

 

How to Survive the War on the Middle Class

14 of the best reports I’ve assembled on protecting your freedom-Download link.


 

Support our efforts by shopping my storefront…


 

 

 

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

NatGeo Survey Says Most Americans Think the End is Coming Soon


Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…


ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources
 
 

NatGeo Survey Says Most Americans Think the End is Coming Soon: Tips on How You Can Survive in Place

   When the National Geographic Channel wanted to know whether U.S. citizens are really that worried about a civilization-shattering catastrophe, it conducted a survey that discovered Americans find the end-times scenario all too realistic.  Here’s a summary and some ideas on what you can use to survive:

>>How many years from now do you think it’s likely that the world will experience a major catastrophe?

16% said NEVER while 17% believe in less than a year!  12% though sometime in 1-4 years while 15% felt it could happen in 5-9 years.

>>If a major catastrophe were to happen in your lifetime, do you think it would be…

Natural, such as a hurricane or earthquake…..71%

Man-made, such as a terrorist attack……………29%

>>Which do you think is a smarter investment?

Saving for retirement, such as through a 401(k)………59%

Preparing for a global catastrophe in some way……..41%

>>If all factors were equal, would you be more likely to purchase a home that had…

Brand new high-end appliances…….51%

A bomb shelter or safe room…………49%

Ironically, billionaires are stockpiling land for the apocalypse in record numbers…yet, the vast majority of people are blind to the looming threat posed by our out-of-control government.


Life Pod Shelters

8 ft. x 7 ft. 14 Person Underground Tornado Storm Shed-around $7800 at Home Depot [must be ordered]

 
   Everyday Items You Could Use For Survival

Whether you are experiencing a lengthy power outage, a natural disaster or apocalyptic event, your stockpile is bound to dwindle sooner or later. I’ll tell you one thing – the folks who get creative with everyday items for survival will definitely be in it for the long haul.

Everyday Items For Survival: Your Life Depends On It


Improvising with these items, which you may not consider for a survival situation on a normal basis, could potentially be the difference between life and death. Lucky for you, these items are already lying around the house. Improvise, adapt, and overcome! Check out these everyday survival items.


COFFEE FILTERS


You can use it as a disposable plate or bowl so you can just dispose of it after without having the need to wash. It’s a good way to eat on-the-go.  A few uses for coffee filters include:

·         Filter water or juice

·         Glasses cleaner

·         Emergency toilet paper

·         Potting soil

·         Gardening

More at:

 
 
Realistic Disaster Scenarios That Can Happen

What disaster scenarios are most likely to happen that people should definitely be prepared for? While global disasters are almost impossible to predict, the world that man walked on for millennia has always posed as being an obvious threat to himself.

Disaster Scenarios and Global Threats to Prepare For


Throughout the years, scientists have continuously been finding ways to predict natural disasters before they actually happen. There’s been a degree of success in this area, thanks to the growth of modern technology. However, nature can still be very unpredictable and can easily claim so many lives in a short period of time. At the same time, there will be personal and local threats you will also face alongside global disasters. To help you be more prepared, here is an emergency preparedness plan in case the situation gets way out of hand.  Learn more here:



Homemade Weapons for When SHTF

Any prepper or survivalist will tell you that the importance of having weapons can’t be stressed enough. It’s ingrained in each one of us; we must have one or a few (or a dozen) or else. When things get really ugly, we’re left to fend for ourselves. What would you do when there is no gun or ammo around? That’s when these essential homemade weapons come into play.
How to Craft These Essential Homemade Weapons

Although the chances of guns being banned in the future are remote to say the least, there might come a time when you have no firearms at home or you are trapped somewhere else when SHTF. That would be the time to conjure up your crafting skills and use all available tools to craft an improvised weapon.

The good thing about DIY weapons is that you can always improve them to make them better or more effective. Knowing how to use DIY weapons is also important. Take the time to learn the techniques. This will make the weapon safer and more useful.


Urban Survival Tactic: How To Become A Gray Man

Do you know what your most important survival skill in an urban crisis is? It’s not how well you shoot, how much you’re packing, or how many knots you can tie. Your survival could well depend on exactly how much you look like everyone else. Being a gray man means moving among the crowd undetected. This is an essential skill in a survival situation and a real survivalist needs must always be prepared when such event rises. So how does one become a gray man? What are the necessary things you have to consider to blend in perfectly with the crowd? How can you travel incognito? Scroll down to find out the answers to these questions.

Urban Survival Tactic: How To Become A Gray Man


This survival tactic is a form of urban camouflage called “gray man,” and in the middle of an urban crisis or martial law, it could be the only thing that keeps you from having a target painted on your back and a bullet in your brain. Being a gray man and having the ability to seamlessly slip in and out of situations unnoticed is an art form mastered by few. Do it wrong and you’re dead. Do it right and you’re home free. Do you think you have what it takes to be a gray man?

What is a Gray Man?


A gray man is someone who blends in where they go.  It is a person who does not stand out. They are wallflowers. Outside of a survival situation, this can be an incredible asset, especially for information gathering and improve your situational awareness if you don’t stand out you greatly reduce your risk of being targeted.  More at:


   Long time readers know I’ve urged folks to learn how to make living or at least a secondary form of income that does not depend on a single source, to develop a useful skill.  In a climate dominated by zero privacy  from both Big Brother and Big Business it is the wisest course of action…live life off the books wherever possible.

How to Survive the War on the Middle Class

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15 Ways Your Family Can Save Money This Holiday Season
If you try these tips, your family just might end the year with more money in the bank, a spirit of gratitude, and learn to enjoy the beauty of the season without spending any money.

 

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A Final Note…

Contributors and subscribers enable the Poor Man Survivor to post 150+ free essays annually. It is for this reason they are Heroes and Heroines of New Media. Without your financial support, the free content would disappear for the simple reason that I cannot keep body and soul together on my meager book sales & ecommerce alone.

 

Improve your brain & prevent Alzheimer’s

   Neuroscientists have pinpointed a few simple lifestyle changes which can protect your brain from Alzheimer’s and other diseases…

·         Stroll in the sun.  Walking outdoors for 10 minutes a day year-round is the top way to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s as exercise increases blood flow to the brain and when combined with sunlight it boosts the benefit by ensuring you have plenty of vitamin D in your system.

·         Challenge neurons.  Study after study shows that keeping your neurons active is another essential strategy for keeping your brain healthy for life.  Solving puzzles or crosswords fit the bill as does taking a dance class or painting course.  Reading books is another positive way to keep your brain active.

·         Toast to your health.  Enjoying 1-1/2 glasses of red wine each day is another good way to help keep your mind sharp for folks over 65.  Resveratrol reduces inflammation in the brain which can slow cognitive decline in patients…grape juice will work too.

 

>>Want to improve your brain?  Learn how here:

 

You Have a 16-Cylinder Brain-Learn How to Use it & Re-Awaken the Genius Inside You!

 


I know everyone is short on time in this hectic world so I’ve kept this PDF short and to the point with links to expert how-to articles and guides including:

 

·         How to Increase Your Intelligence

·         6 Step Brain Exercise Steve Jobs Used to Boost Creativity

·         6 Simple Habits to Boost Your Intelligence

·         The Best Vitamins to Increase Brain Function

·         How a Harvard Brain Specialist Keeps Her Brain Healthy

·         A Review of the Top 10 Brain [Limitless] Pills

·         How to Protect Your Cognitive Function

 


 

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