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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Modern Day Slavery-US Style


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Modern Day Slavery-US Style

When a marriage becomes untenable for either the husband or wife, or both, the marriage is dissolved. They get a divorce, and few — outside of religious circles — would argue against their right to divorce or its necessity if one or other of the parties determines there are "irreconcilable differences" and a legal dissolution of the marriage is in his best interest.

Yet when secession — which is the divorce of a state from the nation or divorce of one part of the state from another — is mentioned, people seem to lose their minds. But make no mistake; secession is in the air.

You heard it in Virginia as the General Assembly discussed the very real possibility it would pass legislation to disarm the commonwealth's citizens.

The governor of West Virginia offered liberty-loving Virginians safe haven if they wanted to divorce themselves from dark blue gun-grabbing Richmond and it surrounding statist suburbs. Secession talk is also rife in Oregon, where rural Oregonians are seeking to become part of Idaho, and in Illinois, where Illinoians would like nothing better than to separate from Chicago — or separate Chicago from Illinois. There remains an active Calexit movement where factions are alternately trying to either separate entirely from California to form a 51st state, or break the state up into as many as six smaller states.

More and more, American people are becoming fed up with the elected class in both the Washington, D.C., cesspool and their heavily blue state capitols.

It seems that once elected and after sniffing the wine at the altar of power, most politicians lose whatever humanity they ever had. They quickly begin to ignore the will of their constituents, bowing instead to the will of their corporate masters, forgetting (or ignoring) the promises they made to get elected.

Once entrenched in office and buttressed by the crony/fascist system, they become almost impossible to unseat. This is occurring in state governments and the federal government.

What's more, these urban centers seem to concentrate statist bureaucrats who make their living off government, lawyers and minorities which seek to leach off it. Politicians, bureaucrats and lawyers love socialism for everyone else, but not themselves. Lawyers write the laws that channel all power, authority and wealth to the government. They create confusion so the people can't understand the law and can't understand esoteric (hidden) political and "legal" manipulation of the public.

So lawyers create socialism and label it democracy. Socialism is a disguised system of stealing the wealth and production of the producers of wealth with spurious laws. Stealing or taking from producers and transferring it to nonproducers make for very sophisticated and concealed class warfare. In other words, it is a parasite system with the parasites ruling and fleecing their host through deception.

In the halls of power there is a hostile movement against the people and toward more government centralization. While this idea sits well with much of the parasite class found in mostly urban areas of the country, it is disagreeable to many — if not most — in the more rural "red" portion of the country. Manipulated minorities love government intervention and intrusion (socialism) as a net for perceived social inequality, poverty and underachievement.
 
 
 
 

This is the exact opposite of what a free people want and need.

The American Union was formed as a confederation of States that joined together voluntarily. It was the States that joined together, not the people.

The Founders saw the states as checks on the Federal government. They understood that the federal government would attempt to assume more power than it was granted by the Constitution. So the senate was devised in Article I, Section 3 in such a way as to give the State legislatures Senate-appointing powers. This made the senators accountable to the States rather than special interests.

The War of Northern Aggression (aka the Civil War) took away one check the states had on federal overreach: secession. It also forever linked the idea of secession to slavery and/or white supremacy. Thanks to indoctrination from the public (non)education system, most people have no idea that secession has nothing to do with racism or slavery and everything to do with preserving liberty.

The Constitution drafted by the Founders was not intended to form a strong "national" government with heavily centralized power, but as a means to represent a group of states only on matters that concerned them all. The government was given a list of enumerated powers in Article I, Section 8.

The Constitution was not a document designed to restrain the people or the states, but to place restraints on the federal government the Founders were creating. This is an important distinction. It would not have been ratified if not for the promise of a bill of rights to further check the federal government. That's because most of the Founders — particularly the Anti-Federalists — feared the Constitution wasn't strong enough to prevent the Federal government from stealing power from the states.

To that end, the Bill of Rights established a set of restrictions on federal government. The preamble to the Bill of Rights expresses this quite plainly:

THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.

The first eight amendments were checks on federal power. The 9th and 10th Amendments state the Founders' intent that all power not granted the general (federal) government in the Constitution was reserved to the states and to the people.

The Constitution was based on Federalism, or the concept that authority for governing local matters should be left to the purview of local and state governments, and authority for big items affecting the whole (trade, war, disputes between the states, etc.) was held by the federal government and determined through representatives of the people (House of Representatives) and the states (Senate).

The Founding Fathers understood that states joining the compact voluntarily were free to leave. They believed in the words of the Declaration that governments derived their just powers from the consent of the governed, and when government becomes destructive of those ends it is the right of the people to change or abolish it.

In fact, it was New England states, or at least Federalists from those states, who first broached the idea of leaving the United States as early as 1800. They called it disunion.

Timothy Pickering of Massachusetts (who was George Washington's adjutant general during the Revolution and served as Washington's secretary of state and secretary of war), along with his Federalist cohorts, sought to separate after Thomas Jefferson was elected president.

Pickering called separation the remedy pointed to by "the principles of our Revolution."

"I will rather anticipate a new confederacy, exempt from the corrupt and corrupting influence of the aristocratic Democrats of the South," wrote Pickering. "There will be a separation… [and] the black and white populations will mark the boundary."

Senator James Hillhouse, a Revolutionary War captain who went on to serve in the second, third and fourth congresses, said, "The Eastern States must and will dissolve the union and form a separate government."

New England Federalists believed that Virginia was gaining too much power and would act against the interests of New England states and in the interests of Southern ones. After Jefferson's election, Federalist Stephen Higgenson claimed the federal government "had fallen into the hands of infidel, anti-commercial, anti-New England Southerners" who would "govern and depress New England."

Federalist John Lowell Jr. expressed state's rights sentiments of the New England secessionists when he stated, "[I]t is our duty, our most solemn duty, to vindicate the rights, and support the interests of the states we represent."

Their complaints mirrored those made by Southerners advocating for secession in the 1860s, including Robert E. Lee, who told General Winfield Scott, "If the union is disrupted I shall return to my native state and share the miseries of my people and save in defense will draw my sword on none."

In 1804, Federalists began plotting their strategy to begin "disunion." Massachusetts was to take the lead by seceding first, Pickering wrote in a letter to Theodore Lyman, followed by Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Their cause disintegrated when Aaron Burr failed to win the governorship of New York and Burr was then tarnished after he killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel.

In the 1830s and 1840s, abolitionists, chief among them William Lloyd Garrison, called for "disunion." The New England Anti-Slavery Convention voted in favor of secession by a margin of 250-24.

The Civil War — aka the War to Prevent Southern Secession or the war of Northern Aggression — essentially neutered the 9th and 10th Amendments. The war was not started by President Abraham Lincoln to end slavery. It was fought to reign in a "rebellion" of states who were exercising their rights as outlined in the Declaration of Independence.

Abraham Lincoln, the war's chief prosecutor, himself said, "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy Slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that." In fact, the official government name for the war is the "War of the Rebellion."

To "save the Union," Lincoln trampled on the rule of law. He suspended habeas corpus, ignored Supreme Court rulings, sent federal troops into state legislatures to prevent them from voting, arrested politicians, shut down opposition newspapers and held their editors without trial and signed illegal executive orders and congress-passed laws.

Americans are as politically divided today as they were in the mid-19th century. On the one hand are progressive/socialist/communists who long for stronger federal government and control over every aspect of life. They inhabit the corridors of power on the east and west coasts and the urban centers of the states — primarily state capitols. On the other hand are the people who desire liberty and a small government that doesn't seek to control them but instead seeks to stand aside so they can prosper.

These two philosophies are diametrically opposed. Why shouldn't there be a separation so we can determine which works best for the people?

Yours for the truth,

Bob Livingston
Editor, The Bob Livingston Letter®

 
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Prepper Foods That Are Available Now With No Wait


 A lot of people are buying a little extra. While I am not advocating hoarding, I do think it is wise to put back a little extra to have on hand while the pandemic does what it is going to … Continued

 


$370-Average weekly unemployment benefits in 2019.

$970- Average weekly unemployment benefits in 2020 (owing to Congress’ coronavirus Paycheck Protection Program).

68%- Of the people who are unemployed, what percentage of them are now receiving benefits that exceed their lost earnings. Sources: Politico, University of Chicago.



 

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

THE NEVER ENDING GUN GRAB, Our Food Supply


Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…


ISSN 2161-5543

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THE NEVER ENDING GUN GRAB

Owning a firearm is a major responsibility. In fact, there are three major responsibilities that an individual needs to take on when purchasing a firearm: learning how to use it properly, knowing how to maintain it so it will last a long time, and storing it so that only people who are authorized can access it.

Democrats have introduced a new bill called the “Untraceable Firearms Act of 2020.”


The purpose of this bill is to ban Ghost Guns.


This means it would be illegal to buy 80% receivers and to build the rest of the gun at home on your own.


Not only does the bill come after Ghost Guns, but it also bans 3D printed guns.


So, no matter what, this bill would make it illegal to make any kind of gun yourself at home.


Of course, you and I know this bill is nonsense and will do nothing to stop criminals from getting guns.


But, Democrats will never be able to understand that simple common sense.


So, what’s to be done?


Well, for the time being, go out and build some ghost guns. Ghost Glocks, Ghost AR-15s, Ghost 1911s and more.


If this passes, there will come a day where it’s illegal to build a Ghost Gun and you don’t want to miss your chance to do it (legally) while the window is still open.


Plus, it’s a heck of a lot of fun to build your own gun and you get to customize it how you wish.


But, our new Hiding Guns book, tells you what you must know, including one way to get “off the books” guns that’s even better than a Ghost Gun.


So, I would definitely consider building a Ghost Gun soon and also learning others ways to get non-traceable guns before it’s too late.


Stay safe,


Jason Hanson



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I have just read a report from the Federal Reserve predicting that the next print on GDP numbers will likely show a loss of 34.9 percent in the second quarter. This is the biggest GDP plunge since the Great Depression; even the crash of 2008 doesn't compare.

With the supply chain in disarray, many companies (like Apple) are trying to shift their manufacturing base to dodge the pandemic. Of course, none of them want to bring factories back to the U.S.; there's simply no incentive to do so. The small business sector has been crushed by the shutdowns, with the vast majority of those seeking bailout loans still waiting for aid and over 20.5 million employees laid off in April alone.

Needless to say, the economy has been severely affected.

 


It’s Not Just About the Stock Market. Other Economic Measures are Both Telling and Unprecedented.

 For many people, the stock market is the economy’s scoreboard. When it goes down things must be bad and when it goes up things must be good. Unfortunately, the stock market was exploding into a bubble before coronavirus showed up largely due to corporate stock buybacks, investor over-confidence, and to put it bluntly—greed.

 The stock market continues to swing wildly, diving down one day and rocketing up the next. The fact of the matter is the stock market is at best the canary in the coal mine. It can tell you something’s wrong, but it can’t tell you why...


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With the concern for food supply chain complications, we are all looking for ways to bulk up our food supplies. While I am a huge proponent for preserving the bounties of the garden during times when food may be scarce, there are so many other ways to utilize this low-cost food preservation tool. 

  • dry vegetables for soup mixes
  • dry fruits for snacking
  • make jerky
  • fruit or vegetable leather
  • noodles


Check out this list of some of my favorite dehydrated foods you can add to your food pantry.

 

READ MORE: 10 Dehydrated Foods You Need in Your Food Pantry


 


10 Food Staples That Are Easy and Cheap to Make Yourself


Making any of these key foods yourself will improve meals — and your budget.


 

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Contributors and subscribers enable the Poor Man Survivor to post 150+ free essays & free reports that I provide 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 make a donation at top of this page via PayPal.

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Steel River Emergency Go Bag-22 Items included+Bonus


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Get Your own copy of this eye-opening documentary-The Deep State Exposed!


 

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Welcome To The Dystopian Future We Were Warned About


Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…


ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

 


Welcome To The Dystopian Future We Were Warned About!


Posted by Sean Robertson |

When it comes to famous dystopian futures in literature, most people point to George Orwell and his dreary 1984 or even the allegory-laced tale of Animal Farm

But who remembers Ray Bradbury?
Ray Bradbury is one of the most revered and widely-read science fiction writers of all time. His stories are famous for emphasizing the human element, making them all relatable to the reader, regardless of whether they’re set on Earth, Mars, or some other planet, past, present, or future.

However, since Bradbury is such a well-known science fiction writer, most don’t think of him as a writer of political commentary—but one of his most popular books is the exact kind of social commentary that should have him talked about in the same breath as Orwell.

Have you ever read Fahrenheit 451?

It’s an incredible story about a dystopian future in which emotions are outlawed and anything that can elicit emotion or create independent thought—like art or literature—is rounded up and burned.

It’s incredible, and if you’ve never read it, do yourself a favor and consider it.

It’s become more poignant than ever.

Welcome To Your Authoritarian Dystopia


If you’re wondering why we’re talking about Bradbury and his seminal work, it’s because life is starting to imitate art in an unexpected and horrifying way.

In Fahrenheit 451, the government has numerous tools to keep people in line. The firemen don’t put fires out; ironically, they start them. These elite squads are responsible for burning all illegal items, including books and works of art.

On the societal end, the government gives everyone four walls of tv screens and inner-ear radios, keeping people’s minds occupied with drivel so they can’t rise up and fight back,

Lastly—and most relevant to our discussion today—the government uses robotic dogs that hunt down offenders and kill them by lethal injection.

The way Bradbury describes them is absolutely terrifying.

“The Mechanical Hound slept but did not sleep, lived but did not live in its gently humming, gently vibrating, softly illuminated kennel back in a dark corner of the firehouse … Light flickered on bits of ruby glass and on sensitive capillary hairs in the nylon-brushed nostrils of the creature that quivered gently, gently, gently, its eight legs spidered under it on rubber-padded paws.”

As terrifying as these mechanical creatures are, we thought that they were safely confined to the realm of fiction…but we were wrong.



During this pandemic, in order to combat the crisis, some governments around the world are taking their cues directly from Bradbury’s nightmarish future and unleashing actual robot dogs on their populations. These new machines have one directive: to keep tabs on those breaking social distancing regulations.

There is now video footage of these four-legged terrors patrolling Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in Singapore. They’re there to “remind” citizens to keep up safe social distancing measures.

The robots, all named Spot, will be patrolling gardens and nature reserves in order to keep the population under constant watch, ensuring that all government ordinances are followed…for the safety of the people, of course.

Here’s where it gets scary…

The creepy robots will be broadcasting a recorded message to park visitors, reminding them to observe safe social distancing measures.

Reminders Today – DEATH Tomorrow?


If that’s not bad enough, the robots are also fitted with cameras that will help city officials estimate how many people are going to the parks.

One of the tech firms involved in the development of the robots claims that the cameras will NOT be tracking park goers, nor will they have facial recognition capabilities or the ability to collect personal data…

But we all know the truth, right?

If there is a camera and link to the internet, we know that anybody can implement a program to do exactly that.

This is just the beginning. For now, these robots are patrolling parks as reminders…

But how long until they’re retrofitted for something more nefarious? How long until some governments see how well the program works and say, “maybe we can put them in cities around the world to help patrol for crime?”

How long until the robots are given crime-fighting capabilities by arming them with actual weapons?

If you don’t think that can or will happen, then you don’t understand the lengths people will go to keep power over others.

If you find yourself staring down the muzzle of one of these “dogs” someday, don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Welcome to the future…

You’re not going to love it here.

 

 

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The elites get richer and we lose our jobs & future prospects

All that the $trillions in rescue bailouts/stimulus are doing is making the wealthy elites and the large corporations whole on their bad bets, while simultaneously making them richer by deforming stock prices higher. And what do the rest of us get? Lost jobs. A promise of a measly $1,200 check that few have yet to receive. Shattered prospects. Those who have pillaged our system are filling their pockets before it collapses.

 
I warned that our economic bubble would burst and that we would plunge into a nightmarish economic collapse.  Now it has happened, and it turns out that fear of COVID-19 was the “black swan event” that triggered the collapse.  The ironic thing is that COVID-19 is not even close to the worst thing that is going to happen to us.  But it was more than enough to topple our incredibly fragile economic system, and now tens of millions of Americans are deeply suffering.  

 
Americans have already seen their constitutional rights brutally compromised as many state governments continue to lock residents down.

 
If one app being developed by leftist university researchers sees the light of day, there is simply no turning back.

 
Click here for what you need to know.

 


 


 


 


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Yours for smarter living,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’

 

 

 


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Owning a firearm is a major responsibility. In fact, there are three major responsibilities that an individual needs to take on when purchasing a firearm: learning how to use it properly, knowing how to maintain it so it will last a long time, and storing it so that only people who are authorized can access it.

 Let’s focus on the last of those three.

 There are many families who keep firearms in the home and tell their children they are not allowed to touch any of them under any circumstance. While this may be a good policy (although it’s also critical to teach your children how to handle firearms as well), it may not go far enough to ensure everyone's safety...


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Emergency Preparedness on a Budget 
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Contributors and subscribers enable the Poor Man Survivor to post 150+ free essays & free reports that I provide 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 make a donation at top of this page via PayPal.

24 Mistakes That Send Energy Bills Soaring


Implementing these fixes will save you cold, hard cash all year long.

 


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