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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Your rights, your guns and throwing off slavery

 

 

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Your rights, your guns and throwing off slavery

Allow me to share with you a recent, impassioned Congressional committee statement by Representative Victoria Spartz, a Ukrainian-American politician and businesswoman who is the U.S. Representative for Indiana's 5th congressional district. She grew up under the boot of Soviet totalitarianism, and knows what she is seeing in America today.

"In a totalitarian country, where individuals didn't have rights, law-abiding individuals didn't have rights to own guns. And that is the first thing a totalitarian country understands, is to take away guns.

"So only two groups of people had guns — it was the police, and bandits. So the government used police to suppress people, and if they couldn't, they used bandits. And that is what suppression is.

"So this right [to bear arms] empowers the individual, and it's a very important right. Why don't we talk about issues that really increase violence and why we have this increase in violence, and not try to take away rights from law abiding citizens, and suppress (them)?

"Because unfortunately now, our government is using the FBI for surveillance, and the Department of Justice to intimidate parents at school board meetings, we have the IRS going to collect information on people… we are becoming a surveillance state. Like a totalitarian regime. And it breaks my heart to see that.

"Let's … protect Constitutional rights, protect the rights of the individual, and write laws that don't infringe on our rights, because this is the only difference between our country and any other country in the world … the only function we legislators have, the reason people give us the right to be here, is to protect their rights, lives, liberty and property!"

Congresswoman Spartz also grilled Attorney General Merrick Garland last month during a Judiciary Committee hearing conducting oversight of the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Rep. Spartz voiced her concerns about the politicization of the DOJ, the Biden Administration's failure to secure the southern border, and the reported widespread abuse of the FISA statute.

"As someone who was born in the Soviet Union, I am very disturbed by the use of the Department of Justice as a political tool and its power as a police state to suppress lawful public discourse," Rep. Spartz said. "The FBI is starting to resemble the old KGB with secret warrantless surveillance, wiretapping, and intimidation of citizens."

Starting to resemble?

Millions live and die and never know that their lives are regulated by unseen authority. Every detail of our lives is prescribed. Doctors, lawyers, Indians or chiefs, we are regimented into the system.

What is the system? It is the totality of laws, regulations, social pressures and morality which regulate our lives, including our very thoughts.

Some call the system democracy. Some call the system Americanism. Most believe that we are free and that our freedom evolved from the Constitution.

Our lives are an expression of the confluence (the blending of influences) of the establishment. We do not feel or see the regimentation and the bridled force that programs our lives to produce for the system which George Orwell called "Big Brother."

We unconsciously give our minds and bodies to the system.

We literally give our labor for numbers on pieces of paper that some influence told us was money. Through force and regulation these numbers on green paper imply confidence that we can then exchange for bread.

The illusion is compounded when we are forced to return some of the numbers to government as "taxes." Yes, we live and die with abstract numbers which the system has taught us is money. These numbers that we sell our bodies and souls for is the heartbeat of the system. No one dare inquire into the source of these numbers. The fraud and deceit is too big to discuss, too powerful to challenge, and too incredible to imagine. The system has omitted any challenge to itself.




What is the force that cements the system? It is police power

Government is police power. Government by definition, by nature, by history and by practical existence is police power. Government would not and could not exist without police power. When governments lose their police power, they collapse.

Every act of government and its politicians is motivated by its police power. Government police power is awesome, and it is a hush-hush subject. You will not hear your friendly American politician utter a word about it. Only when we get a Congresswoman who grew up in a place where there are no freedoms will we hear a word uttered against the power of the police state.

Let's go to Black's Law Dictionary. "Police power is the power of the state to place restraints on the personal freedom and property rights of persons for the protection of the public safety, health and morals or the promotion of the public convenience and general prosperity. The police power is subject to limitations of the federal and state constitutions, and especially to the requirements of due process. Police power is the exercise of the sovereign right of a government to promote order, safety, security, health, morals and general welfare within constitutional limits and is an essential attribute of government." Marshall v. Kansas City, MO. 355 SW 2nd 877,883.

Public Policy: What is public policy? The term "public policy" is a very innocent and disarming term which in reality is the very opposite of the public impression. Public policy is the system in writing and practice.

Public policy is actually the police power in action. It is the manifestation of police power — the implementation of government force. Back to Black's Law Dictionary on public policy; "That principle of the law which holds that no subject (that's you) can lawfully do that which has a tendency to be injurious to the public or against the public good. The principles under which the freedom of contract or private dealings is restricted by law for the good of the community. The term ‘policy,' as applied to a statute, regulation, rule of law, course of action, or the like, refers to its probable effect, tendency, or object considered with reference to the social or political well-being of the state..."

There you have it — a police state. Do not be deceived by mention in Black's Law Dictionary definition "to limitations of the federal and state constitutions..." Police power is not limited and does not come about by due process but by usurpation and wrongful seizure of your mind, your body and your wealth through deception.

If you read this Black's Law Dictionary definition closely, you will see that the interest of the state in all matters prevails over you, the individual.

When politicians and bureaucrats talk about democracy and public policy, they speak with a forked tongue. They want you to believe that these terms refer to personal liberty. They do not, and the politician knows that they do not. They know that they refer to the police power and enforcement of state authority over the individual. They are code words for government force.

"Government is not reason; it's not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it's a dangerous servant and a fearful master..." George Washington.

Police power is physical force. And yes, the police have guns, and the "lawmakers" want to take guns away from law-abiding citizens. But police power limited to physical force and intimidation can be overthrown even by citizens who are under pressure to give up their guns.

The reason is that the police power of the state goes far beyond the definition given above from Black's Law Dictionary.

I often speak of the subtle and hidden power of government to persuade the public mind. Government persuasion is the indoctrination of the individual through his church, his public school, through his fraternities and the media to sacrifice his person, his individuality and his property for the "greater good" of the group. Group is translated government authority.

Never give up your guns or your personal liberty

The media would like you to think that gang shootings are the same as "mass shootings" and the same as "school shootings."

Lies.

First of all, who invented the arbitrary "four people killed denotes a mass shooting"? It doesn't. If someone murders four people, that's murder. Mass murder, or mass shootings, occur in war, not at the high school where kids on anti-psychotics murder one - or several - people.

Second, there were approximately 40 murders at schools in 2019. According to the Department of Education, there were 63 million enrolled students. That puts the odds of you dying in a school shooting in any given year at 1 in 1,575,000.

The chances of being struck by lightning are 1 in 700,000.

You should be more afraid of the education the young people in your family are getting at school than the "dangers" of actually attending school.

Another lie is that gun prohibition and gun buybacks have any effect whatsoever on homicide rates or shootings. Studies show they don't.

Once we yield our minds to government force under the pretense of "the greater good" or "the national interest," there is no need to concern ourselves with "the right to bear arms."

In our high school and college history classes we learned about the abolition of slavery in America. However, we learned nothing about the nationalization of slavery with police power as outlined above.

Statutory freedom shackled with mental marriage to the state is a study in the pathology of the public mind. This means that we are "given" certain freedoms by way of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights on one hand and brainwashed into servitude on the other.

Police power is sovereignty of the state over mind, body and soul. To believe otherwise is to live by illusion.

To free oneself of the illusion, in the first place, you must never allow yourself to be convinced to give up your right to self-defense. You should have long ago been aware of the need for home defense and preparedness. If the government is preparing, you should too. I have written to you about this in past Alerts, but in case you missed it, click here for a complete guide.

We must be intolerant when the change agents operating on behalf of those in power try to change our perceptions with words and phrases intended to deceive. There are no such things as "weapons of war" when it comes to guns.

And do you see how "the greater good" means surrendering your liberty to group control by the state? It's imperative to protect yourself and your loved ones from plunder — that's physical harm and wealth seizure through taxation and other forms of financial manipulation by the powers that be.

Those who do not protect themselves will have surrendered their mind and body over to tyranny and slavery.

Yours for the truth,

Bob Livingston
Editor, 
The Bob Livingston Letter®

 

 

SIDEBAR

 

Real Communists Intend to Destroy America

 


The ‘Hollywood Of Hanoi Jane’: ‘In Most Countries, Traitors Are Executed – In America, They Join The Democratic Party

Today, Black Lives Matter, created out of the largest Chinese communist organization in America, moves, destroys and kills across the United States as elected officials, police, and federal authorities take knees.

Meanwhile, every component of the U.S. government is polluted with real communists who are taking every action they can to destroy the American Constitutional Republic from within. 

https://redoubtnews.com/2022/01/real-communists-intend-to-destroy-america/

 

There’s no doubt about it, prepping can be expensive. That’s one of the things that keeps people from starting in the first place. Those of us who have been at it a while have found ways of cutting those costs, making prepping at least a little less expensive. Depending on one’s ability to use their imagination and the disasters they’re prepping for, it’s possible to save quite a bit of money on prepping. 

One of the keys to saving money is having the imagination to repurpose items. Many things which have been designed and manufactured for one purpose will work just as well for another. A wooden children’s play wagon works just as well as a yard cart as the ones made specifically for the purpose, once the kids get too old to enjoy it. Then there are five-gallon paint buckets, which can be used for a myriad of purposes besides just holding unused paint. 

Getting those items used at the Salvation Army is even better, allowing you to save money. There’s no sense buying things for full price if you don’t have to. Better to save the money so it can be used for other things. That will help your prepping efforts to go faster...

13 Prepper Items to Look for at the Salvation Army


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Monday, January 17, 2022

Surviving an Economic Collapse — Barter Items to Have on Hand for the Collapse of the Dollar

 

 

Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…

www.poormansurvivor.net

ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

 


Surviving an Economic Collapse — Barter Items to Have on Hand for the Collapse of the Dollar

 

Today’s Democratic Party has refused to recognize how its own spending policies have contributed to the problem of inflation-despite stupid assurances from Biden that it’s ‘transitory’ – it’s not.

"Over the past two years, median income fell 3% while the cost of living rose nearly 7%..."

According to an article on CNBC.com  titled: "Amid rising prices, American families fall deeper in debt - U.S. households are spending more on housing, food, gas, transportation and medical care and falling deeper into the red."

We’re convinced that a dramatic and negative change in our economy will happen very soon. Quantitative easing, over-inflated home and student loans, and a stock market built on nothing but hopes and dreams are certain to bring a collapse of the U.S. economy.

We’ve watched inflation continue to climb, seen the stock market repeatedly crash, and stood by as the housing bubble decimated our economy. Those in government and other positions of power made the decisions that led to these problems, and they continue to do so, bringing us closer to economic collapse every day.

Left-wing Bankers, stock brokers, and other financial types won’t be of much use when our economy collapses. Sales people, especially those who market luxuries, won’t have many opportunities when prospects don’t even have enough money to put food on the table. And employees in industries that depend on discretionary income, such as restaurants, spas, and gyms will suffer massive layoffs as people tighten their belts.

Become more independent in an underground economy



There has been a rise in the underground economy thanks to a dysfunctional, non-productive, debt-saddled government.  The softer the economy, the harder your assets should become AND it should include Pre-1965 ‘junk silver’ US coins including silver rounds as they are readily recognized and easily used in exchanges.

·         [A roll of pennies is equal to 2.5 grams times 50 in a roll, which comes to 125 grams or 4.41 ounces. A roll of dimes is 2.27 grams times 50, which comes to 113.5 grams or 4 ounces. A roll of quarters is 5.67 grams times 40, which comes to 226.8 grams or 8 ounces Nickels minted in the United States between 1942 and 1945 are made of 35% silver. … Normally all other nickels are composed of 75% copper and 25% nickel. Due to the pressing need for industrial metals like nickel during World War II, five-cent coins were actually made from 35% pure silver during the duration of the war.]

 

The only way to survive an economic collapse is to prepare beforehand with a plan consisting of two simultaneous phases.

Phase one is to stock up on barter items, weapons to defend your family, and a supply of food, water and medical supplies.

Phase two is to develop skills that others need that will allow you to support your own family, such as:

Construction.


Engine repair. (Automotive and/or small engines used in power tools like chainsaws.)


Traditional or folk medicine.


Hunting and/or fishing.


Raising food sources. (Gardening, livestock, bee keeping, etc.)
Welding.


Self-defense, security, or combat skills.


Sewing and/or shoe repair.


Soap making.


There are literally hundreds, maybe even thousands of options. Most are not glamorous, but all are necessary. You just have to think about what will be needed when the economic system we’re accustomed to falls apart. Think about the skills and knowledge that your grandparents, great grandparents, or even people in today’s poor countries need to survive. You will need to acquire the same skills and knowledge to survive and economic collapse.



The value of the U.S. Dollar is falling faster than Felix Baumgartner; you can see clear proof of this in, among other things, the price of gold. While gold prices had remained fairly steady for more than 200 years, they’ve been climbing much more rapidly since the mid-70s, and in 2010, they shot through the roof. In 1950, you could have bought an ounce of gold for a mere $40; today, that same ounce of gold would cost a staggaring $1,734. It’s not that that value of gold rose; it’s simply that the value of the dollar dropped. Dramatically.

A time will soon come when our paper money becomes useless for commerce. When that day arrives, you damn sure had better have something people want, or you may be forced to resort to unsavory means to provide for our family.

I’m not going to suggest stocking up on gold; that ship has sailed, and financially, it’s probably out of reach for most people anyway. No, today, we’re going to talk about a few everyday items that are cheap and abundant today, but won’t be in the near future. These are items you’ll be able to barter for all sorts of goodies you may want when the proverbial SHTF.

Alcohol

With a virtually unlimited shelf life and widespread demand, this is an easy choice. While any type of alcohol will be valuable to others, liquor, will give you the most bang for your buck because of its many uses. Of course, there is the obvious; getting drunk to temporarily forget about the shitty condition of our once great nation, but it also makes a great, albeit painful, antiseptic, cleaning agent, antifreeze for your car, cooking or heating fuel, a solution for mixing medicines, and even as a topical solution to cool fever patients.

Coffee

Does it seem absolutely ridiculous that we used to spend about 15 cents for a cup of coffee, but today, no one feels stupid about standing in line for 10 minutes to buy a $5 cup of coffee? How would you like to be the only person in town with enough extra coffee use it for barter?

Ammunition

Do the math; with a little over half a million police in America, and over 360 million citizens, most of us will be on our own when it comes to defending our families. This doesn’t even take into account the number of police who will, understandably, leave their post to protect their own family if anarchy sweeps the country. You can’t go wrong when it comes to stockpiling ammunition; you can obviously use it for self-defense, but it makes one hell of a valuable resource to people who haven’t prepared.

 

DIY resources

When the economy breaks down, the ability to replace things that break down will be greatly diminished. This is where resources that enable people to do so will come in handy. Hand tools, duct tape, glue, string, screws, and such; basically anything you might need to fix something.

Survival books

The vast majority of people will have made no preparations before things begin to fall apart. We see this every time a hurricane is headed for landfall and within hours, grocery store shelves are stripped bare. One can acquire necessities in most scenarios, whether through barter, manipulation, or by force, however, one cannot simply acquire the knowledge needed for long-term survival.

 

Short of joining forces with someone who already has the knowledge, a person has two options; learn by trial and error (a steep and deadly learning curve), or crack open a book. I recommend having a few extra copies of: How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It, Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook, and Primitive Skills and Crafts on hand.

 

 


An internet search will turn up several barter sites [including your local Craigslist.org site] such as:

 

https://www.barteronly.com

 

·         For centuries, it has been key to our sustainability, and in the event of an economic collapse, or other potential catastrophe, bartering will likely return in full force. That is why considering bartering and trade when you are creating your stockpile now could help you prepare for what we already know is coming.

uspreppers.com/the-top-50-items-to-barter-with-in-case-of-disaster/

The Top 50 Items To Barter With In Case Of Disast

 

Moving on: A small town can be a haven during a depression
Because — paradoxically — as much as survival is about independence, it’s also about dependence, and being dependable — about having and being good friends and good neighbors.

 

Food Storage Practices That Reduce Food Waste can help you get the most out of the money you spend at the store.

Another area that's been rough this winter is the cost of heating. So here are some ways to reducing your winter heating bills.

A Buying Guide For the Farmers Market

Whether you’re hoping to eat healthier or support local farms and small businesses, this guide to shopping the farmers market can help you save. [We recently located a local farmer who sells meat package bundles]

Obviously, the best time to winterize your home is in the fall before the snow flies. But 12 Frugal Home Winterization Tips 

 

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SIDEBAR

Baking soda might seem like it is just a humble baking ingredient, but this inexpensive item has plenty of survival uses, as well.

Unopened baking soda has an official shelf life of about 2 years, but it could last much longer if stored well. Generally, baking soda does not ‘go bad’ but it can lose its effectiveness over time. However, even when it it isn’t as effective for baking, it can still be used for many other purposes.

The long shelf life of baking soda, its low price point, and variety of uses makes it a great item to stock up on for survival purposes. But what exactly can you use it for? Keep reading for 50 survival uses for baking soda...

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Last month I started investing in digital currencies. But I’m worried that these are easy to hack. Or that they can be stolen if the electrical grid went down. Is it safe to invest in digital currencies?

 

-From Calvin R.

 

Answer: There is no question there are more risks when investing in digital currencies compared to traditional investments.

 

The biggest risk with digital currencies in hacking. Buying and selling digital currency is pretty easy, but storing the currency is where a lot of folks get hacked.

 

Also, as digital currencies become more popular there will likely be government regulations. This will increase as more people use digital currencies. Remember that digital currencies are still very new technology.

 

Bottom line, there’s lots of risk and you have to have the stomach for it

 

 


 

Better –Safe- Than- Sorry Super Emergency Survival Kit

No one believed Noah until it was too late…

Natural disasters don't wait for a convenient time


Prepare now to lessen the impact of disasters and emergencies

Better –Safe- Than- Sorry Super Survival Kit

Your Emergency Survival Kit Includes:

 

  •  Solar phone charger
  • 72-hour 4Patriot emergency food pack [25 year shelf life
  • 4Patriot Greens sample pack [Power supplement]
  • 3 Luna Nutrition bars [assorted]+Sunmaid raisin pouch
  • Cleaning Wipe Pack
  • Steel River Emergency Tent
  • Mini  First Aid kit
  • TRS 5N1 EDC folding tool
  • 3-package meal sampler
  • Paracord bracelet w/ compass
  • Reusable Face Mask
  • Personal Water Filter Straw
  • 11-Piece Emergency Survival Kit 

More at:

https://www.bonanza.com/listings/Better-Safe-Than-Sorry-Super-Emergency-Survival-Kit/1143536466

 

FREE e-books…Includes the original book by Libertarian Harry Brown’s ‘Live Free in an Unfree World.’ We had the honor of meeting him at a political function in MI before he passed away…PLUS a guide to surviving inflation!

 Download at: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AgMpmQI6plfXiE2M3af5iSABRbKo?e=9eKaUr

Inflation Report: https://1drv.ms/b/s!AgMpmQI6plfXh1RsZVn1Sl-qx_kO


4 FREE Digital Reports:

  • The Water Survival Guide [Download]
  • The Survival Garden Guide [Download]
  • Top 10 Items Sold Out After A Crisis - [Download]
  • How to Cut Your Grocery Bills in Half [Download]

 

URBAN SURVIVAL HANDBOOK

https://cdn.4patriots.com/downloads/pdf/reports/4Patriots-Ultimate-Survival-Handbook.pdf

 

 

Free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom!

 

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.

You Can’t Buy Life Insurance After You’re Dead

Not Prepared? 

That's Bad News...


You Can’t Buy Life Insurance After You’re Dead-Prepare NOW for Emergencies…Small radios, books, emergency power cell 

 

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