Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin
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In This Issue:
1. 1926 Humor from Disney & the Skillet Lickers
2. Frazzle free holidays
3. How your bank spies on you, electronic pick pocketing
4. Which consumer goods will rise in price
5. Who really owns our country-you & I are not in the club
6. When will the economy collapse-the answer
7. Making money on Amazon-free PDF report
Our advisors tell me that Quantitative Easing & weakness in the US Dollar will continue throughout 2011, allowing gold to continue rising…silver dollars in our area have been selling for $27 ea in ‘junk silver condition.’
Top Searches for 2010
Sunday’s edition came through a bit garbled as I forgot to transfer the content to the better version of our word processor…or maybe it was so blasted cold and snowy that my brain froze. I kind of forgot how blasted cold it can get and why I’m happy to work primarily from home!
Google and other released their Top 10 Searches for 2010 and it should come as no surprise that…
In a nutshell, 2010 has been a year of global struggles ranging from the debt crisis, soaring unemployment, political turmoil to achievements in the medical and scientific fields, and catastrophic tragedies caused by both man and nature.
More folks are becoming more than a little concerned about the global financial turmoil, inflation and the bad government policies which brought the economic crash upon us.
That, gentle reader, requires a reminder of what I wrote a couple of weeks ago…gold prices will go higher and whenever gold shoots higher, that nearly always means commodity prices shoot higher. The people always have to pay the price for bad government and Wall Street decisions.
As we get closer to the holiday, I’m going to include additional videos to make you think, to make you laugh…we can always use more of that!
As more nations default, as most recently seen in Ireland, Our economy will suffer even more due to QE! Most banks which were bailed out are in worse shape now due to toxic mortgages. Most likely, the middle class will be completely destroyed in the coming years due to even more inflation.
As I wrote on Sunday, despite the recent election, nothing in Washington has changed.
You might find Ron Paul’s interview about Soviet style economy on the horizon for US voters of interest. Draw your own conclusion. You will also enjoy my favorite judge & his Freedom Watch show from Fox News.
Parody of how the fed will fix the economy-cute!
Japanese parody of our TSA using dirty old man inspector…cute
Here’s the sad reality on who REALLY controls this country & it’s not the politicians. Learn who is truly ruining America, from my favorite guy, George Carlin.
It ‘aint mine [the National Debt], I didn’t sign those check(s)…perhaps you
Should hit up those generous lobbyists for some cash as we’re broke thanks to you!
--John & Mary Q Taxpayer
Our Weekly round-up: tips, tricks, freebies
GIMP: http://gimp.org (free download)
An open source program used to create & edit - free alternative to Photoshop.
CamStudio: http://camstudio.org (free download)
Lets you record all screen & audio activity on your computer and create video files.
CCleaner: http://ccleaner.com (free download)
Removes unused files from your pc allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up space.
Give Away Of The Day: http://giveawayoftheday.com (free download)
Unique site that offers you a free license digital product daily.
PDF to Word Converter: http://pdftoword.com (free online tool)
Easily create editable Word Doc files from PDF content – for legit purposes only!
Tweet Deck: http://tweetdeck.com (free download)
Great for staying in touch with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and more.
8 Weeks to a Frazzle Free Christmas
Well written and a lot of family-oriented useful ideas, links & resources
Another useful tool worth checking out…
I really enjoyed browsing through the posts of your blog and I would
like to tell you about Shoeboxed.com. Shoeboxed.com is a web app that
helps entrepreneurs, freelancers, and small businesses get their paper
clutter organized and digitized -- specifically we scan and data enter
paper receipts for taxes, bookkeeping, and the IRS, a task that is
You can make money selling via Amazon’s FBA program-learn how here.
http://www.sellfba.com/selling_on_amazon_fba_9-17-10.pdf or try
Suzanne Wells - This is great free ebook. This ebook is a business plan for 1 person to build an Amazon book business in 90 days generating $400 a week profit - only spending 5 hours a week on the business.
Moms can make a connection. I’ve always heard that holidays are the loneliest time for many and suicide rates often spike as a result. If you know of someone who is lonely, perhaps just lost a loved one, share some time with them and direct them to this site where they can join an online community.
Michelle Madhok founded a couple of sites for busy moms to make life a bit more fun
www.SheFinds.com and www.MomFinds.com
Our government steals, excuse me, seizes a lot of goods from citizens. They do auction quite a bit of it off (the Poor Man used to auction the City of Phx surplus & seized goods) and you can save some cash. Try this site:
Donate your left over holiday greeting cards this year to St. Jude’s Hospital. They’ll turn them into new cards & resell them for their Ranch for Children. Send to:
Recycled Card Program
100 St. Jude’s St.
Boulder City, NV 89005
If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you,
it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun."
-- Dalai Lama
[Tenzin Gyatso] (1935-) 14th Dalai Lama of the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism
How Bankers Spy on You…
Big Banker is watching you—more closely than ever.
With lenders still skittish about making new loans, credit bureaus and others are hawking services that help banks probe deeply into your financial closet. The new offerings include ways to look at your rent and utility payments, figure out your income, gauge your home's value and even rate your banking habits based on details like whether your direct deposits have stopped. More at:
Electronic Pick pocketing-thanks to that other Big Brother crap-RFID
New technology our gov’t uses to spy on you, is now used by crooks!
Several services and commodities will rise in price in 2011
-Gold (most likely silver too)
-auto insurance, health insurance
-new car prices
-Water rates-if you are serviced by a government, your rates will increase
-Fast food - Mickey Dee’s has little choice as the price of wheat rises, most everything else will too. The Poor Man predicted this 4 or 5 issues ago and prices went up the next day!
"One of the greatest problems that we as a free people face today is that for the past 100 years trial judges in the U.S. have routinely misinformed jurors that they were bound to accept the judge's opinion of what the law is; which law to apply; and whether or not they had to find a defendant guilty. In so doing these judges have welded shut this all important safety valve, which our Founders so wisely provided our society -- and the result has been an explosive one."
-- Mike Robbins
Source: Fully Informed Jury Association Activist
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Here’s a wonderful example from FL of how government bypasses the Constitution
SWAT teams invade black-owned barber shops
"This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty. ... The right of self defence is the first law of nature:
-- St. George Tucker
(1752-1827) American lawyer and professor of law at the College of William and Mary
Gold is being pushed by fear and a bad economy, inflation and TV marketing. Ten years ago the ratio between silver, gold and platinum was 17 oz. of silver to 1 oz. of gold and 3oz. of gold to 1 oz. of platinum. That ratio had stayed pretty static for over 50 years. Today, the ratio is 59 oz. of silver to 1 oz. of gold and 1.2 oz. of gold to 1 oz. of platinum. Fear, government spending and heavy marketing by TV gold resellers has pushed the perceived value of gold very high compared to silver or platinum. The rule is to buy low and sell high…but even silver prices have headed north.
Gold is at an all-time high. Will it go higher? Probably, but at some point it will turn and when it does, its value will likely drop very fast. If you have gold or you are thinking of buying gold, you need to follow the economy very closely. Watch for a noticeable improvement in the business sector GDP, new jobs, end of government bailouts and end of spending…it could happen or at least the perception. This is when gold may start dropping. Gold has served in this role for thousands of years, but laws created by governments that have grown too big to put this role in doubt today. Gold Confiscation is still on the books. My personal thought is to always take personal possession of your gold and silver.
* November's Producer Price Index (PPI) for finished goods surged 0.8%, almost double most economists' estimates. On an annualized basis, that's equivalent to nearly 10% inflation!
Moreover, the inflation is not stemming just from rising energy prices. Overall, the cost of food rose 1 full percentage point in November, equivalent to 12% annual inflation.
The dollar may drop 11 percent versus the euro next year as investors shun U.S. assets and drive bonds lower, according to Citigroup Inc. Happy New Year!
Is it just me or has anyone else noticed the more socialist our government becomes the more corrupt the system/politicians becomes? We seemed to have developed a culture of fraud in this country. There doesn’t seem to be a week that goes by where there isn’t a news report about a politician who lies about an affair, their military record, political favors and financial payoffs, etc?
Data brokers have long been used by our government (especially the IRS) to track Americans. Back in 1996 when I wrote a lengthy how-to manual on protecting your assets, privacy and identity from government pirates, greedy lawyers, ex-spouses, etc…one of the things we predicted was the move toward outlawing cash while promoting use of easily monitored credit and debit cards…in 2018 the UK will outlaw the use of paper checks!
Since your cash probably won’t be worth much in the near future, perhaps you will no longer care that our government monitors your spending habits.
When will the economy collapse?
With that in mind, I urge you to pick up your copy of Terrorizing Ourselves: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing and How to Fix It by clicking here.
Another parting bit of humor & insights on free speech, or the lack of it with my favorite TV consumer guy, John Stossel.
I always like to leave you with a bit of humor…
You Gotta Quit Kickin my Dog Around - 1926 cartoon from Disney w/ musical accompaniment from the Skillet Lickers…nice satire on how a few of us escape government crap…
That’s it for this week from the Poor Man - Clinically proven to eliminate government terror rats on contact.
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