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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

My favorite political lies, Over Criminalizing, Arrest Proof Yourself

Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

For Independent Minded People!

ISSN 2161-5543

In This Issue:

1.      Non-stop criminalization of Americans

2.      My favorite political lies

3.      Free mini-NLP Course, Arrest-proof yourself

4.      The latest on full body scans



“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
― Gloria Steinem


Our nation’s Create-a-Crime Bureau is working overtime to snare citizens!


INTERVIEW: Heritage’s Robert Alt on Overcriminalization


Q: How long have you been working on the Overcriminalization project?

A: Five years. Overcriminalization was a part of the portfolio that I took on when I started with Heritage. It is funny to think that just five years ago, not many people had even heard of overcriminalization. Now, after two congressional hearings focused on the topic (and a third where the issue predominated), a series of front-page articles in The Wall Street Journal, and multiple case studies that became the basis of Heritage’s book One Nation Under Arrest, many more average citizens and Members of Congress are aware of the problem.

Q: What surprised you most when you became involved in the fight against overcriminalization?

A: The severity of the injustice in particular cases. For example, the case study of Krister Evertson, who was arrested for not having the correct label on a shipment of sodium. It is difficult to believe that a prosecutor would go after him twice or that he would be dragged from his car at gunpoint.

Q: What aspect of overcriminalization do you see as the biggest threat to individual liberty?

A: I think it is criminal regulations. With over 300,000 criminal regulations, most of which are strict liability offenses, it is simply impossible for average or even legally savvy Americans to know everything that is a potential regulatory crime. This is a trap for the unwary and wary alike.

Q: With organizations across the ideological spectrum supporting and agreeing on overcriminalization issues, what are the obstacles to reform?

A: Rent-seeking is a big obstacle. For example, reform of the Lacey Act, which makes violation of foreign laws a federal crime, was prevented in part by local industries, which saw this as a way of using the sledgehammer of criminal law to keep their competitive advantage.

[Second,] I think that Congress is more attuned to the issue of overcriminalization, but Congress at times responds to high-profile problems by creating new criminal laws that are duplicative or increase penalties. Once they are on the books, it is difficult to unring the bell.

Third, [there is] pressure from prosecutors and the law enforcement community. While prosecutors want to do the right thing, they don’t want to lose any of the options they have to prosecute.

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The Poor Man is a financial supporter of the Heritage Group and they were supportive of my efforts at researching our Traitors Among Us - Who Will Save America report.


What bureaucrats do to America…

Monkeywrenching:  a form of sabotage that focuses on creating serious economic damage, thus putting a temporary or permanent halt to activities that the perpetrator believes are undesirable.  Get our Field Guide to Arresting Bureaucrats, the last in our series of Taking America Back from Dysfunctional Politicians…all three actionable PDF files now available for download at our main page:


PM’s Compendium of Useful Resources


As you make efforts to improve your life, gain new skills and grow as a person, consider the following: What if you were missing some key factors? What if some of your deepest needs were forgotten along the way?

This free NLP course will help you determine the things that are holding you back from achieving higher self-awareness and greater personal freedom


Arrest-proof yourself : an ex-cop reveals how easy it is for anyone to get arrested, how even a single arrest could ruin your life, and what to do if the police get in your face .


How To Gum Up Any Institution

Four words: "Follow the rules exactly."

That's it? That's it.

Any system? Any system.

There are reasons for this. These reasons are universal.


After all the hoo-ha in the US about the introduction of full-body scanners at airports, the European Union (EU) has chosen NOT to use them. US authorities insisted that they improved security and reduced the risk that weapons would be smuggled on airplanes...and they also insisted that the radiation levels were safe. So why did the EU say “no thanks”? Hear what Sarah Hiner, publisher of Bottom Line Publications and host of Bottom Line On Your Health Radio, had to say about it. You’ll also want to hear Alice Aspen March explain the real reason that our kids misbehave and discover the new guilt-free sweetener that is finally available. All this and more from Sarah’s show this weekend. You can listen now to this and all her past shows.


Training Resources You Should Take Advantage Of

SUGGESTION ONE: Your local Red Cross offers a number of low-fee workshops – some are even free. One of the classes many Red Cross branches offer is an Individual Preparedness Skills Workshop.

This workshop teaches basic skills intended to help you be self-reliant for an extended period of time. You'll learn basic preparedness, emergency response, and recovery skills that you can share with your family, neighbors, and colleagues and that you can fall back on in any number of difficult situations. While the workshop is truly basic, it gives you a framework you can build on for more advanced and personalized prepping. I would highly advise you get friends, neighbors, and family members to attend with you so you aren't shouldering the load alone.

SUGGESTION TWO: Your local outdoor stores are another good place to look for training classes. You may find affordable classes covering how to use a map and compass, hiking safety, hunting and fishing, recognizing and using edible plants, and basic first aid. A corollary to this is hunter safety courses, where you'll learn safety and survival skills and more than likely meet like-minded individuals.

SUGGESTION THREE: Community colleges are a solid option for preparedness training. You can expect more in-depth classes that could run the gambit from emergency response training to how to be a better gardener. (except in most parts of MI where these are sadly lacking)


The Nanny State Updates…


U.S. law enforcement surveillance of email and other Internet communication has skyrocketed in the last two years, according to data obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union.

The number of so-called pen register and trap-and-trace orders obtained by federal law enforcement agencies has increased 361 percent between 2009 and 2011, the ACLU said. The U.S. Department of Justice released the data to the ACLU after the civil rights group sued the agency under the Freedom of Information Act.

Including the targets of telephone surveillance, “more people were subjected to pen register and trap-and-trace surveillance in the past two years than in the entire previous decade,” Naomi Gilens, a legal assistant with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, wrote in a blog post.

NOTE:  The Poor Man routinely exposes the truth about the freedom squashing technology and often illegal practices of the government used against its citizens.  Get our latest report Traitors Among Us by going to our main page (scroll down to the folder) at:


The Office of Inspector General for the Justice Department released an audit yesterday reviewing the DEA's use of asset forfeiture, which is the policy that allows federal law enforcement agencies to confiscate the savings and property of Americans suspected of a crime. The report highlights no illegal or improper behavior on the DEA's part, but, notes Associate Editor Mike Riggs, the unfairness of asset forfeiture has become even more blatant.

The Parting Thought-

e·quiv·o·ca·tion [ih-kwiv-uh-key-shuhn]
The use of equivocal or ambiguous expressions, especially in order to mislead or hedge; prevarication.


My Favorite Political Lies

Sir Winston Churchill, noted that in wartime the truth must be preserved with a bodyguard of lies…the same seems to hold true during elections!

Politicians are adept at exaggeration and obfuscation. They spin the truth, occasionally telling outright lies. Large numbers of people then repeat the latest political hogwash, forwarding it, posting it and replicating it in the media echo chamber.


If elected, I promise...


Read my lips…no new taxes --George Bush


The income tax will never affect anyone except the top 1 percent of income earners -First IRS tax commissioner


The witholding of taxes from your paycheck is a temporary measure to help pay for the war…IRS during WWII


My new program will generate jobs.


"“Not because I believe in bigger government — I don’t.” ---Barrack Obama.


I'm from the government and I'm here to help you.


In an unforgettable attempt to vindicate himself of any wrongdoing in the Watergate scandal in 1973, then-President Richard Nixon said, "I am not a crook."


I did not have sexual relations with that woman," said then-President Bill Clinton in 1998, attempting to dispel accusations of infidelity with 22-year-old White House intern Monica Lewinsky.


My education program will reform schools so that they leave no child behind. Truth: the public schools do not work very good for the same reason no government program can work.


The Clinton campaign says Senator Hillary Clinton may have “misspoke” recently when she said she had to evade sniper fire when she was visiting Bosnia in 1996 as first lady.


The recession has passed

Sure, the guys on Wall Street will get their bonuses this year, but in most parts of the country commerce has ground to a standstill: no jobs, no lending…

Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”
Adolf Hitler Quotes

You can't love your country and hate your government. Truth: A person who loves his country loves liberty first.

Traitors Among Us: Who Will Save America?

How traitors in Congress are destroying our freedom, bankrupting the country & a few tools we can use to fight back.

Go to our main page, scroll down a bit and click on the folders to get these hard hitting, actionable reports…


“Until the next revolution”, the Poor Man


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