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"It is well enough that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system for, if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."
— Henry Ford
Poor Man’s Guide to Freedom
Perhaps the most important piece I’ve ever written. Even though it’s a concise 27-pages, it is packed with essential how-to steps you need to take to restore your personal freedom during these socialistic and financially devastating times. Many online resources included too. No charge!
Unless you’ve been asleep for the last 30-years, you may have witnessed the slow, but sure, erosion of our Bill of Rights. No-knock warrants, seizure laws, anti-gun laws, spying on citizens and more have undermined our Constitution and the government has become the master instead of the servant.
Few will argue that severe consequences of our government’s debt binge are looming…deflation/inflation, more government controls, etc. Spending our country into oblivion doesn’t seem the right course of action to me. More countries favor dumping the dollar as the international currency of choice and that usually means a borrower becomes a servant or slave of sorts (meaning you and I). If OPEC, for instance, chooses another currency as its standard, watch for cataclysmic changes in this country.
Virtually every government administration lies about economic statistics. For example, government stats show average unemployment figures at less than 10% but in reality (due to their faulty accounting methods) it’s probably closer to 20%. Personal bankruptcies are growing and soon, commercial real estate will take a major hit. Private Property rights have been one of the key elements to the success of this country. Are we doomed to becoming serfs or ‘tenant farmers’ on our property?
You’ll find some of my ideas thought provoking at the very least. Feel free to pass this along to your friends.
Poor Man’s Guide to Restoring Your Freedom
More Money-Saving Resources
Stick with store brands to save money. Retailers today wish to be seen as offering the best value, so they’ve invested in better quality and variety. A recent survey found that 75% o shoppers now rate store brands as better than many national brands and savings average 30%.
Although you can save money by signing up for a store’s newsletter, you can often save even more by following that store on Twitter or Facebook. No Twitter account? No problem. Check out www.cheaptweet.com or www.coupontweet.com for deals.
Holidays can ruin a budget (and it’s hard to believe they are already approaching – analysts believe retail sales will be one percent lower than last year). When shopping online or at retail, remember to forego the extras such as gift wrapping. Shipping and taxes add up costs quickly so seek out those offering free shipping and online sales rarely incur sales taxes.
Unusual uses for mouthwash. Keep houseplants healthy by filling a spray bottle with one part alcohol-based mouthwash to three parts water. Spray directly onto plant leaves and into the soil. It will protect them from fungi.
Your toilets will gleam when you pour a ¼ cup into the bowl and let it sit for 30-minutes.
After shampooing, pour a capful of alcohol-based mouthwash onto your scalp for five minutes, then rinse and condition; it kills the fungus that causes dandruff!
You can also use mouthwash to disinfect a cut (alcohol-based).
More alternative DIY marketplaces to sell your stuff.
Kind of an online garage sale where you can negotiate.
Still in its beta stage, anyone with a webcam & mike can star in this version of the Home Shopping Network.
Sell used, new and even broken gadgets.
Sell used CDs, DVDs and video games.
New & used books, both rare & common (one of my favorites)
Energy Saving Casa has a comprehensive list of ways to save energy and water at home. Our list provides the most cost-effective and convenient ways to save energy, money, and the environment. Energy Efficiency Tips at: http://www.energysavingcasa.com/Energy_Efficiency_Tips.html
Secret agenda behind the push for a national health care plan?
This may prove another ‘conspiracy theory’ however, there is a ring of truth to this…for years the feds have been attempting to implement a national ID program for purposes of more population control. The last attempt, via a biometric drivers license was thwarted because states couldn’t afford the program. Rumor now has it Obama’s health care bill will make it mandatory (or face fines/jail time) for citizens to sign on. Obviously, such a card will have an RFID strip embedded in it which will provide government and healthcare officials instant access to your medical history, social security number, etc. and eventually, who knows what else? Some are even suggesting these flu shots will also contain a grain-sized chip in it that will be injected into each recipient without their knowledge…this one has me saying no, but a national ID card in the name of mandatory health care access, would not surprise me.
A society of free and responsible individuals who are able to form voluntary associations will solve the social dilemmas they confront through various means of self-governance.
— “Elinor Ostrom's Nobel Prize in Economics” October 15, 2009
10/16/09 London, England
Higher stock prices; fewer jobs…
And don’t forget the foreclosures. They’re running 23% ahead of last year…even though they weren’t as bad last month as last month.
“The number of households caught up in the foreclosure crisis rose more than 5 percent from summer to fall as a federal effort to assist struggling borrowers was overwhelmed by a flood of defaults among people who lost their jobs.
“The foreclosure crisis affected nearly 938,000 properties in the July-September quarter, compared with about 890,000 in the prior three months, according to a report released Thursday by RealtyTrac Inc. That puts foreclosure-related filings on a pace to hit about 3.5 million this year, up from more than 2.3 million last year.”
What an economy!
For the rest of this eye-opening piece, go to:
Washington's Secret War on the Dollar, turn up your computer speakers and click this link. The video is free — a service to help you survive. http://weiss.streamlogics.com/Oct1-2pm/
Make no mistake about it — the world's monetary system is on the verge of dramatically changing. And the chief reason behind it all is ...
Washington's Tower of Debts
The total amount of U.S. government debts and obligations is far greater than what most people realize.
Uncle Sam is saddled with ...
· An officially recognized national debt of $11.8 trillion, which will likely exceed $12 trillion sometime this month.
· Unfunded national obligations of $104 trillion!
· Another $9 trillion in cumulative deficits over the next ten years.
· Plus another trillion dollars for health care reform, no matter what bill finally makes it through Congress.
Grand total: $125.8 TRILLION of public debts!
All told, that means that each and every household in America is now indirectly responsible for more than 1 MILLION DOLLARS in government debts and obligations.
Sorry to be such a scare-monger, but I am frightened over what the government is doing to us & feel it is important to bring you such resources!
Bruce – ‘the getting even poorer, Poor Man’
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