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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

America's War on Children, Wind Turbine Video

Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

For Independent Minded People!

ISSN 2161-5543

In This Issue:

1.       America’s War on Children

2.      Pros & Cons of Wind Turbines-video

3.      The Moral Cliff-Video

4.      Post-Sandy insurance rates to increase

5.      Why America isn’t working



Money talks all right; but in these days, a dollar doesn't have enough cents to say anything worthwhile.
- Unknown


America's War on Children

One front of the war is economic. As of November 16 at 12:38:023 a.m. GMT, the United States debt was $16,248,670,479,820.44 or $51,767.45 per person, including for each child. The debt has increased by billions of dollars a day for the last several years. As your children grow, they become more indebted.

Only one of three outcomes is possible: the debt can be paid through massive inflation and taxation; the interest can continue to be paid through massive inflation and taxation; or, a repudiation can occur. Even if the payment of principal were possible, what's left of the US economy would be destroyed for many years to come. Politicians prefer to pay the interest by placing a ruinous lien upon your children's future earnings. The least palatable option to politicians is repudiation. Nevertheless, a de facto repudiation of debt may occur on a large scale simply because the money is running out. Indeed, repudiation happens in microcosm each time a city declares bankruptcy. But the process will be slow; government will grab every cent it can to keep its crumbling edifice erect.

Consider just one way the death throes of debt are harming your children. The IRS is implementing policies that would allow it to double-tax or confiscate American assets and investments anywhere in the world. Rather than meet expensive reporting requirements, many financial institutions now refuse to deal with Americans even in mundane matters like opening a savings account. A foreign passport, however, means that a college account, a trust fund, or other financial hedges can be opened in your childre Part of the war on children and parents involves violating civil liberties. The government's view of children's rights revolves around a paranoid crusade to protect them from abuse or neglect, which are broadly defined and are identified through symptoms that include difficulty in sleeping. A simple injury treated by a doctor can prompt an interview with Child Protective Services; such professionals are legally obliged to report the injury to authorities. Parents have become criminal suspects with the state assuming loco parentis and making decisions for the child even over the parents' protest.

The state is a wretched guardian – ask any child who has been institutionalized or gone through the foster system. Now the state is stripping rights away even from well-cared for children. For example, Texas has started to microchip grade-school children with RFIDs to track them from class to class, from the cafeteria to the bathroom. The reason? TV station KENS5 explained: “The district loses $175,000 a day in state funding because of tardy or absent kids…The district bean-counters expect to gain more than $250,000 in attendance revenue from the state, and $1.2 million from Medicaid, because the district will be tracking special-needs kids, too.”

Apparently school officials view George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four as an instruction manual, not a cautionary tale.

America has a particularly brutal record on children. The Equal Justice Initiative reported that “nearly 3000 nationwide have been sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Children as young as 13 years old have been tried as adults and sentenced to die in prison, typically without any consideration of their age or circumstances of the offense.” This is consistent with America being the world's 'leader' in imprisonments with approximately 2.2 million people being currently incarcerated – an increase of over 500% in the past thirty years.


Americans who dare to venture out in public these days must do so by leaving their constitutional right to privacy at their front door. We are told that such widespread surveillance of virtually everything we say or do is necessary because, after all, our government lords and masters are only trying to "protect" us.

Now the insanity has spread to our taxpayer-funded public schools, and any student who refuses to go along will simply be punished. Such is the case in - of all places - Texas, where a student attending John Jay High School (a school named, ironically, after one of our country's founding fathers and Chief Supreme Court Justices) in San Antonio has been expelled for refusing to wear a tracking device

Unbelievable news here: A U.S. high school student has been expelled for refusing to wear an RFID tracker chip!


Wendy McElroy is a renowned individualist anarchist and individualist feminist. She was a co-founder along with Carl Watner and George H. Smith of The Voluntaryist in 1982, and is the author/editor of twelve books, the latest of which is "The Art of Being Free". Follow her work at


Smart phones increase stress – a person’s stress level increases each time they check their phone for updates, messages and alerts.


PM’s Compendium of Useful Resources


Post-Sandy insurance rates increase may make coastal living unaffordable

Residents of New York and New Jersey are still coping with the destruction Hurricane Sandy caused, but home and business owners alike will soon face another burden: rising insurance rates and new building codes and requirements that could threaten many that live and work in the coastal areas of the two states.


Video series for a true revolution…The Moral Cliff! Mora Cliff: A Warning to the American Government



Windfall – 2010 documentary on the pros and cons of wind turbines


Ask a Librarian

Library of Congress personnel answer reference questions through online chats or by email.


Beverages often have more calories than junk food.  Example:  a breakfast smoothie contains 470 calories while a double cheeseburger contains 450!

The Nanny State Updates…


A federal deadline imposing security standards for states-issued driver’s licenses is drawing near, but according to New Mexico’s congressional delegation, an extension is possible for the state for complying with the law; the act currently has thirty-one requirements, but New Mexico has not met sixteen of them and eight of those are related to the driver’s license law.

The REAL ID Act mandates that states have certain security features on licenses and identification cards which must be connected to a national database of license information. According to DHS, the deadline applies to states, not individuals. New Mexico is one of twenty-four states which are currently not in compliance with the act. New Mexico’s law that allows illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses is one of the reasons for the state’s non-compliance.

AlbuquerqueJournal reports that the deadline for compliance is 15 January 2013. Starting in December 2014, a state-issued ID card or driver’s license cannot be used by someone under the age of fifty to enter a federal building or board a commercial plane unless the license complies with the program. DHS has granted extensions for the REAL ID Act to all fifty states at least three times since its introduction in 2005.



Liberty red alert: We are losing our Republic! The TSA now claims Congress has no jurisdiction over it. The agency is the new law unto itself:


3 Reasons to Kill the Dept. of Homeland Security It's unnecessary, ineffective, and expensive. And that's just for starters.


Two-year degrees are bringing more job offers than 4-year degrees.



The Parting Thought- Our nation is losing its way…


United States not even in the Top 10 of Best Countries to Live

Though America may be the "land of opportunity," Switzerland will be the best place to be born in 2013 according to a quality-of-life index from the Economist Intelligence Unit.

The EIU, a sister company to The Economist magazine, determines quality of life based on surveys of the population covering 11 factors including wealth, crime, family life, trust in government and the
stability of the economy.


One of the major reasons…America is no longer the home of freedom.

The Feds Want to Spy on Everything…Welcome to Communist America

Electronic privacy is all the rage in these post-Petraeus days. Can the government really go pawing through our email at will? Well, pretty much so, it turns out, at least, until the Supreme Court gets around to focusing a little bit of its attention on this newfangled, electronic world of ours. But email isn't the only data we pass around in electronic form, and with all of our attention focused on our in-boxes, we may be missing a larger world of privacy perils—and the unlikely guardians who have been fighting a rearguard action against official snoops.

As it turns out, the feds are very interested in tracking all of our electronic communications, very concerned that private industry isn't assisting snooping efforts as much as officials would like—and maybe not so eager to share that bit of discord between the federal government and the telecommunications industry with the world at large.


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 “Until the next revolution”, the Poor Man


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