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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Medical Pot Users Banned from Gun Ownership, 7 Habits of Frugal Folks

Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

ISSN 2161-5543

In This Issue:

1.       Medical Marijuana card holders banned from gun ownership

2.      Extra cash from publishing your own ebook, domain names, etc.

3.      Why are so many citizens leaving the USA?

4.      7 Habits of Highly Frugal People

"The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government power, not the increase of it."
-- Woodrow Wilson

Unelected, Rights Bashing Agency BATF violate freedom

ATF Bans gun ownership for medical marijuana users – no public vote or oversight, no legislation…

Fighting crime has become an overused, meaningless cliché among politicians (otherwise, they’d be turning themselves in for prosecution) and government agency heads.  Rules and fines created out of thin air, without legislation has become a scourge in this country…something our Founding Fathers would never have tolerated.

The expansion of federal power to curtail liberties has grown to the point that many feel we now live in a police state.  Our citizens face many newly created and ludicrous crimes and violations of our civil liberties.

The BATF is among the worst of government agencies which violate our rights…from the WACO fiasco and stupid drug laws (especially for the wrongly classified marijuana laws) or the gun running disaster initiated operation through its Fast and Furious fiasco in Mexico and other legal disasters.

This month the ATF announced, without input from Congress or the public, that anyone who has a state-issued medical marijuana card is no longer eligible to own a gun.

"Federal law here says that if you are an unlawful user or addict, you are a prohibited person" said ATF Public Information Officer out of Denver, Bradley Beyersdorf.

The federal government considers all users of medical marijuana unlawful, no matter what state law says

The ATF outlined its position today in a letter to federal firearms licensees. In short, it tells them that they cannot sell any firearms or ammunitions to cardholders.

It is estimated this will affect nearly one million Americans, who are not guilty of a crime.  The Dept. of Justice, which runs the ATF, this month announced attacks on the 1st Amendment rights of newspapers which run ads for state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries…the ATF has threatened so seize the assets of such newspapers.

Were any public hearings held on this abuse of power?  Of course not.  Hitler would be proud.  Our government loves nothing better than to further squander OUR tax dollars on practices the majority of Americans no longer feel is a crime.

"The vast majority does not understand the real issues that are at play in the country. They are totally focused on economics, jobs, government welfare systems, social security, etc. THE NO. 1 ISSUE THAT THEY MISS IS THE LOSS OF LIBERTY, WHICH ENJOINS ALL THESE ISSUES.

We don’t need another election, we need another revolution…

Medical-pot users fuming over ATF's gun-sale ban - Washington ...

You can have your gun, or you can have your medical marijuana. ... continuing to enforce federal laws banning marijuana ... gun ownership or illegally lie about

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PM’s Compendium of Useful Resources


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As we've been saying awhile now, much of our economy is moving toward independent contracting and away from conventional employment. Many people are also looking for "gigs" as opposed to long-term commitments. So Chris and her son Zach put their heads together and launched

The brand-new site specializes in "gig-to-gig" hirers and leads, and includes a forum, too, for networking and Q&A. To check them out, click here.

Zap tree sap off your floor rug by dipping a cloth in rubbing alcohol, blot the sap until it loosens, then use another cloth to wipe it away before it dries.

The simplest, cheapest ways to take your manuscript from Word doc to ebook.

It is possible to expend no cash and little time in your pursuit of becoming an ebook author. We're going to show you the simplest and cheapest ways to get your ebook on the digital shelves of the major ebookstores—Kindle, Nook, iPad, Kobo, and more.

I self-published a book 10 years ago using iUniverse and I was amazed at how easy it was. It still took three months and we sold only 300 copies, but it only cost me $300. With the advent of ebook readers, you can now publish within hours and reach an audience of millions. Check out our How To story to find out everything you need. Just remember, the writing takes time.

Your habits could help you accumulate money!

Seven Habits of Highly Frugal People

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr. Stephen Covey was first published in 1989 and has sold over fifteen 15 millions books since then, in 38 languages. Covey has since co-authored similar books targeted to highly effective teens, families, and marriage. His writing is positive and inspiring. More at:

Erase salt stains from your shoes by mixing 10 parts water to 1 part white vinegar.  Dab a paper towel in the solution, wipe off the stain, then rinse and dry.

The Nanny State Updates…

Oath Keepers has posted a report about one incident in which federal agents actually visited a food production facility and demanded the names of anyone that has been "purchasing bulk food". The following come from an article about this incident that was recently written by Rand Cardwell, the president of the Tennessee chapter of the Oath Keepers....

A fellow veteran contacted me concerning a new and disturbing development. He had been utilizing a Mormon cannery near his home to purchase bulk food supplies. The man that manages the facility related to him that federal agents had visited the facility and demanded a list of individuals that had been purchasing bulk food. The manager informed the agents that the facility kept no such records and that all transactions were conducted on a cash-and-carry basis. The agents pressed for any record of personal checks, credit card transactions, etc., but the manager could provide no such record. The agents appeared to become very agitated and after several minutes of questioning finally left with no information. I contacted the manager and personally confirmed this information.

According to the FBI a bulk purchase of "meals ready to eat" is now considered to be "suspicious activity" that should be reported to them.

It was recently revealed that the FBI is actually paying a company to record as many Internet talk radio programs as possible. The following comes from a recent article
by Mark Weaver of

If you call a radio talk show and get on the air, you might be recorded by the FBI.

The FBI has awarded a $524,927 contract to a Virginia company to record as much radio news and talk programming as it can find on the Internet.

The FBI says it is not playing big brother by policing the airwaves, but rather seeking access to what airs as potential evidence.

Cat-proof your Christmas tree by placing dryer sheet beneath the skirt - the smell will keep them away.

The Parting Thought – Fleeing the USA in Search of Jobs and Freedom?

 A new study shows that more U.S. citizens than ever before are living outside of the country.

The United States is rapidly being turned into a totalitarian 'Big Brother' police state. Millions of Americans are not excited about living in a giant prison, and they are starting to look for alternatives.  (See the PM issue of 12-7 on 15 Ways the US is Becoming a Police State).

"According to statistics from the U.S. State Department, around 6.4 million Americans are either working or studying overseas, which Gallup says is the largest number ever for such statistic.

A recent CNBC article contained the following amazing statistics....

*According to the U.S. State Department, 6.3 million Americans are either working or studying overseas. That is the highest number that has ever been recorded.

*According to one recent survey, "the percentage of Americans aged 25 to 34 actively planning to relocate outside the U.S. has quintupled in just two years, from less than 1 percent to 5.1 percent."

*That same survey found that 40 percent of all Americans in the 18 to 24 age group are expressing interest in relocation outside of the United States. Two years ago that figure was only at 15 percent.

"The polling organization came across the number after conducting surveys in 135 outside nations, and the information behind the numbers reveals that this isn't exactly a long time coming, either -- numbers have skyrocketed only in recent years. In the 24 months before polling began, the number of Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 living abroad managed to surge from barely 1% to over 5.1%. For those under the age span wishing to move overseas, the percentage has jumped in the same amount of time, from 15% to 40%.

"While the United States of America was at one point (and largely still is) a magnet for foreigners in search of work, the statistics make it clear that an opposite trend is quickly picking up steam.

"'There's a feeling among more-entrepreneurial Americans that if you really want to get anything done, you have to get out of country and away from the depressing atmosphere,' Bob Adams of America Wave tells Reuters. 'There's a sense of lost direction, so more people are looking for locations that offer more hope about the future.'"

The government has been in the business of prohibiting personal behaviors, regulating professional ones and eating out our substance since the beginning. It's all only gotten worse over time.

But now the state is showing its true face. And it's so horrible that many of us feel compelled to flee for our lives. 

But where to go? That's what the poster Michael asks in this dispatch from his website,

"So why are so many Americans looking to relocate?

 "Well, our economy continues to get worse and worse. If you have not heard yet, it has been announced that an all-time record 46 million Americans are now on food stamps.

"A lot of Americans want to escape this country before they get sucked into the vortex of poverty that has trapped so many other American families. 2.6 million more Americans fell into poverty last year. In addition, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of Americans living in extreme poverty today is higher than has ever been measured before.

A 15 trillion dollar debt and trillion dollar yearly budget deficits are not sustainable. We have created a situation where a horrible crash is inevitable, and there is no way that our current debt-based system can be fixed to keep a nightmarish collapse from happening.

During the Obama administration, the U.S. government has accumulated more debt than it did from the time that George Washington took office to the time that Bill Clinton took office. That is a recipe for national financial suicide.

“Until the next revolution”, the Poor Man

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1 comment:

MinimalistGroup said...

It's getting scary out there and living in the USA is remindful of the frog and the boiling water story.