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Monday, December 30, 2013

Danger Ahead in the New Year-Thinking Required!

Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

For Independent Minded People!

ISSN 2161-5543




"New Year's Day... now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual." - Mark Twain



   Happy New Year!


Toast yourself with some champagne today…studies show it actually improves your memory and helps protect against dementia and Alzheimer’s.  These findings are from research done at Reading University in England.



The Universe According to the Poor Man


Danger Ahead:  Thinking Required from the Unthinking Masses


In his book Attention Deficit Democracy, James Bovard explained, “Government is an elective dictatorship when voters do little more than select who will violate the laws and Constitution....[I]f the purported consent of voters confers upon the winner the right to nullify citizens’ rights – they are voting for a master, not a representative. Elections become little more than reverse slave auctions, in which slaves choose their masters.”

The world is changing — dramatically! Paradigm shifts are happening everywhere. We are reaching the culmination of The End Of The Monetary System As We Know It (TEOTMSAWKI).

It won’t all happen at once. There will not be a certain day or time when it is announced by the media that all of the government and central bank constructs built up over the last century have collapsed. It will happen as it has been happening, with more and more things falling apart, day by day.


Voting for one criminal over another will never bring freedom.


The Poor Man has suggested for more than a decade DON’T VOTE because no matter which party is elected to office, we get screwed…


Before the year 2000, who would have ever guessed that Edward Snowden, would speak freely about the truth in the US and then need to become a political refugee first in China, then in Russia. And that the President of Russia would be more of a beacon of free markets and freedom than the President of the US (although still being a sociopathic criminal)? That the Chinese Yuan would surpass the Euro and become the second most widely used currency on Earth?


Send these crooks a message of NON SUPPORT for a change and STOP donating to their campaign coffers.  Cut these pirates off at their financial knees.  STOP feeding the beast which is devouring our rights, our privacy, our freedom.


Treat jerk off bureaucrats like the unelected criminals they are too.  When they pull some nonsense like fining a local Girl Scout for selling lemonade without a permit or cookies from home SHUN this idiot and their whole family (don’t give them an oil change, a haircut, serve them a meal, etc.).


EVERY citizen need to learn the art of Jury Nullification.  Do not convict someone of a stupid law, such as having a bag of weed in their car, smoking tobacco in a tavern, etc.


Many intelligent voters are expressing a love of America when they cast a ballot. It is not a love of the political system but of the country in which they grew up and of the freedom they believe that country embodied. They cannot accept that what they love has been destroyed by precisely the process in which they are participating through their ballot. Instead, anyone who points to the destructive folly of voting becomes a target of backlash.

These are just some of the ways I wrote about in our pioneer report last year on How to Take our Country Back from Dysfunctional Politicians and Bureaucrats!



The US Has More Laws than Any Other Nation-and it shows!



The incarceration rate in the United States of America is the highest in the world today. As of 2009[update], the incarceration rate was 743 per 100,000 of national population (0.743%) In comparison, Russia had the second highest, at 577 per 100,000, Canada was 123rd in the world at 117 per 100,000, and China had 120 per 100,000.

While Americans represent about 5 percent of the world's population, nearly one-quarter of the entire world's inmates have been incarcerated in the United States in recent years. Imprisonment of America's 2.3 million prisoners, costing $24,000 per inmate per year, and $5.1 billion in new prison construction, consumes $60.3 billion in budget expenditures.


The Police State:
Know It When You See It

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In the modern United States, federal laws are now so numerous and written so broadly and vaguely, that it is nearly impossible to make it through the day without breaking at least one of them. In many cases, these accidental infractions, when prosecuted, carry stiff penalties and prison time. Business owners are especially at risk in the face of federal agencies with nearly-limitless resources and thousands of laws and regulations to choose from when seeking to shut down or punish business enterprises. The situation is even more precarious for citizens seeking to actually challenge the power of the state. From whistleblowers to journalists to run-of-the-mill political activists, the risk of prison terms and heavy fines becomes ever greater. And through it all, an enormous government apparatus of prisons, prosecutors, police, and bureaucrats remains well-funded, powerful, and nearly impossible to oppose in court. Join us to discuss these issues.

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National ID Law Takes Effect In 2014, 21 States Compliant (Video)

As the Poor Man accurately predicted, this would coincide with Obamacare…

CONTRIBUTOR: Mort Amsel. The REAL ID Act's enforcement will start next year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today. The enforcement steps will begin in April 2014 within restricted areas of the DHS headquarters, followed by a phased approach, with substantial enforcement in 2016. The 2005 REAL ID Act prohibits the federal...



The Plague of the Black Debt

Though primarily about Great Britain, it applies to the US as well-48 minutes.

MoneyWeek claims that everything about the way you live your life could change very badly. How you save your money, your retirement plan, the way you safeguard your assets... all of these things they believe are under a great danger. They don't make this forecast without evidence,...

You might also enjoy Money as Debt: Money Unleashed-Money as debt 2 explores the baffling, fraudulent and destructive arithmetic of the money system that holds us hostage to a forever growing DEBT...


Got a painful sprain?  Applying a menthol gel such as Bengay before placing ice on the ache nearly doubles the healing benefits…Journal of Athletic Training reports!




Questions to Ask Any Natural Health-Care Provider

When interviewing any potential natural medicine practitioner, start by analyzing these three important factors.

1. Ask about their training and credentials. Most fields of natural medicine have associated degrees, licenses or accrediting organizations. Ask where and how a practitioner was trained and for how long, as well as about her professional experience, particularly with the medical issues you face. I recommend choosing practitioners with a minimum of three years’ experience. If you ever sense a practitioner isn’t being straight with you or is inflating her experience, move on.

2. Determine which level of medical expertise you need. If you’re looking for someone to manage your medical care, diagnose disease or treat an advanced condition, you will want a naturopathic physician or medical doctor who specializes in integrative medicine (see “Resources” on page 32). Such professionals can manage drugs if needed and make referrals to specialists more seamlessly. If you’re looking for suggestions for how to improve your health (for example, to lose weight); manage less-serious conditions; or want to seek a second opinion while retaining your relationship with your primary-care doctor, you may consider a provider with less medical training but more training in specific modalities. (I think of this difference as medical care versus consultative advice.)



Mini Hydroponic Grow Pot

Construct a simple and really cheap hydroponic grow system. wanted to use as many recycled items as possible. Well sort of…
After much thought, I hit upon an idea that that would allow me to grow one plant, and an extra bell pepper starter I had would do the trick.


Natural Home Remedies for Colds and Flu
Many of us aren't strangers to the typical symptoms, such as coughs, colds, fevers, stuffy noses, aching head and body. Here are some simple natural home remedies you can make using ingredients that are probably already in your refrigerators or pantries.


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Friday, December 27, 2013

Schadenfreude and our Moment of Truth


"Those who want to "spread the wealth" almost invariably seek to concentrate the power."
– Dr. Thomas Sowell, professor of Economics

Our Ticking Debt Bomb…Schadenfreude

  Despite having the lowest approval rating on record ever, I’m continually amazed at how Congress continues to bamboozle to public.  Our economic future is precarious at best and time is running out.  Obama continues his expensive, tax payer subsidized vacations.  No other president, even Eisenhower, has played as many rounds of golf as Obama…sort of reminds me of Nero fiddling while Rome burned.


Despite Obama’s lip service to ‘rescuing’ the middle class and restoring decent jobs, he seems to enjoy the despicable trait of Schadenfreude, or glee found in other’s misery.  He uses our misery to justify his socialist programs, forgetting how a free economy and country is supposed to work.


The Moment of Truth Project, co-chaired by Erskine Bowles (remember him from the commission on debt reduction which Obama ignored) has been on a mission with his Campaign to Fix the Debt program to spread the word on how serious our financial problem is along with an arsenal of painful, but workable solutions designed to avert the pending crisis.


According to Bowles, it will take some kind of crisis to get our do-nothing Congress to act. 


“I think at some point the markets will look at our country and say, whoa, you guys have a dysfunctional government, you’re addicted to debt, clearly the path you are on is not sustainable over the long term and you have NO plan in place, nothing, to deal with it.”


The organization offers a detailed remedy, many of which mirror what I’ve written about since 1999 including a tax reform plan that eliminates all tax deductions and credits in the short term (yes, even churches and non-profits would pay something) and consolidating the tax code into three individual rates, and one corporate rate which would include those foreign corporation which pay zero US taxes.


There are many more points to the plan which merit immediate consideration.  Find more at:


Citizen Resources You Can Use


Mandela, Harlem Shake Most Searched in 2013

Google has released a report of their top 10 global trending searched of 2013. Nelson Mandela topped the list that also featured serious topics like the Boston Marathon and North Korea. But the popular Harlem Shake also made the list at number five.  Again, it would seem, few are interested in what is happening to our country and the NUMBER ONE reason why I believe our chances of recovering our nation are mighty slim!

According to Google, the top 10 trending searches of 2013 are:

  1. Nelson Mandela
  2. Paul Walker
  3. iPhone 5s
  4. Cory Monteith
  5. Harlem Shake
  6. Boston Marathon
  7. Royal Baby
  8. Samsung Galaxy s4
  9. PlayStation 4
  10. North Korea

Signs of the growth of the government aristocracy: is the difference between job growth in the private sector versus the government sector. Since the economic crisis in 2008, 41 of 50 states have seen losses in private sector jobs – not gains. The job gains that do get reported are primarily government jobs, and many jobs that aren't entirely funded by the government are contractor positions that receive most or all of their pay from the government. In many states, as much as one fifth of the population is reliant on the government for their paycheck... and that doesn't include people living on welfare.

A disparity between private sector and government pay is also forming. It used to be that if you held a government position, you'd expect to be paid less than you would in a comparable private sector position. That's no longer true. In an Ohio study, for example, researchers found that the average government employee earned nearly 45% more an hour in wages and benefits than the average private sector worker.


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Sending Cash

I have sent cash through the mail.

In fact, if you want to leave virtually no trace of money that you need to get to someone, the mail can be a much more private option than using wire services or sending checks or using credit cards or PayPal. Everything other than cash leaves a clear trail that, more and more, government officials can access without even troubling themselves to get a warrant. Here a few guidelines for safely sending cash through the mail.

1. Split large amounts up and mail it in several different envelopes.

2. Mail the envelopes from several locations.

Let's say that you need to repay a debt of $400 to a friend on the other side of the country, for example. Wrap four $100 bills in a magazine page or glossy ad from a newspaper. Mail it or buy a prepaid gift card (one of the few things left where your socialist slave number isn’t needed).

Human Microchipping Agenda


People are living very busy lives these days, working extra hard to keep the roofs over their heads, the food on their tables. Those are the lucky ones, or so are led to believe. Life in this particular dog-eat-dog system can be stressful. We've been trained by...


Passport Sleeves and Other Privacy Matters

Your passport probably has an RFID chip in it that can be used to track you. Your credit cards can be scanned by identity thieves while they are still in your wallet. Facial recognition software can identify you from Facebook photos in a database. Police now routinely track your movements using license plate scanners and keep the information for years. What privacy measures can you take to do something about all of these invasive new technologies? Here are a few examples.

Passport and Credit Card Security

United States passports issued since 2007 have an RFID chip inside. In addition to allowing tracking and information gathering by snoopy government officials, this chip allows criminals with an RFID reading device to get at any information stored in your passport chip. This is also true of many credit cards now. A criminal can walk past you in a store and read your card information without you ever knowing it happened--until there are a few thousand dollars in charges you didn't make on your statement.

It is illegal for you to disable the chip in a passport, by the way, but you can keep it (along with credit cards) in a security sleeve that blocks scanners from reading the chip. These sell for as little as $5 online. Another, even cheaper, alternative is to wrap passports or credit cards in aluminum foil.


Increasing government surveillance is leaving us with less freedom to determine who we are and who we want to be, Snowden told UK TV viewers…


Even C-Span is asking “Is the US Becoming a Police State?”



EPIC – One of the strongest voices protecting privacy rights in America

It’s no secret. We need your support to
continue our work to defend your privacy.

Minimizing your digital trail…

TIPS to protect yourself from the prying eyes of thieves and government (I’m being redundant) use these hints:


·         Go low-tech by using cash and pre-paid gift cards (not debit cards)

·         Use pre-paid cell phones and buy them and minutes with cash

·         Do not use Smart Phones

·         Do not carry multiple credit cards (best to eliminate them entirely)

·         Drive an older car – 2010 or older as they have fewer identifiers built-in

·         The government routinely snoops through membership groups such as the NRA and social networking sites such as facebook – avoid using them if you want to lower your profile.

·         Use a TIN (taxpayer identification number issued by the IRS used, for instance, to open a bank account in trust for your minor children, non-profit group, etc.) Your SSN has become a universal key to identity theft thanks to the government and its un-Patriot Act.

·         Homeschool your children if possible

·         Leave blank questions from medical care providers asking about guns you own.

·         The more professional licenses you have (real estate, pilot, drivers, etc.) the more access you provide to thieves and government agencies.


How to Remove a Name From a Public Search

·         The easiest way to prevent anyone from accessing your name and personal information over the Internet is to remove your name from the residential listings of online phone book services while simultaneously reducing your profile in online forums and social networking sites. Doing so will not remove your name from local residential listings but will protect your privacy online. A number of companies provide online listings of names and telephone numbers. This information typically comes from the listings in your local phone book. Companies that provide these services include Google, AnyWho,,, Reverse Phone Directory,, and


·         How to check for hackers


Microsoft offers a quick way to check for possible intrusions to your accounts with its services.




Readers Money Saving, Planet Saving Tips

Get rid of cable. Our contract with Verizon is up, and we are ditching cable and the two DVRs we rent each month. We don't need to watch so much TV, and with the Apple TV, we can stream just about anything we do want to watch. We're fans of the show Elementary, and it's easy to stream the latest episode for free. Throw in an $8 a month Netflix subscription, and we have all of the TV we need.
Savings: $50/month; $600/year; $6,000/decade; $30,000/lifetime


New Bank Creates Currency from Plastic Waste in the Ocean


Every day, people contribute 13,000 to 15,000 pieces of plastic to the ocean, harming hundreds of thousands of marine creatures and seabirds. David Katz hopes to change that with The Plastic Bank, a new social enterprise he founded to curtail ocean-polluting plastic by encouraging people to treat it as currency.




Related:  Turning plastic into bluejeans



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Friday, December 20, 2013

Time for Real Americans to Tell Government to Mind its Own Business-Not Ours

"There is one, and only one, thing in modern society
more hideous than crime -- namely, repressive justice."

-- Simone Weil





It’s Been a Bad Decade for Freedom & Privacy in the US-You have no rights in this age of government repression.


  “Government creep” is something we can all feel, and if we’re being honest, it’s only getting worse with time… Because of prying government eyes, your freedom and privacy are at risk.


Six months ago last week, The Guardian and The Washington Post published the first stories based on leaks from Edward Snowden. Since then, in what has become a steady drumbeat of revelations about the U.S. National Security Agency and other nations' spy agencies, we've learned how utterly hostile our governments have become to our most fundamental rights in the post-Sept. 11 world…


     Back in 1999 when we first started our efforts at long term food storage and prepping we owned a 38-acre homestead and a 2-bedroom guest house, barns, etc.  It was a lot of work but fun and we sure enjoyed the produce we grew.  When we started this project we didn’t even think about Y2K until it became a newsworthy item.  We maintained a shooting range (with professional training available) and held a monthly potluck dinner for all our supporters and friends.


Eventually, the world became consumed with Y2K and word spread about our “compound” and Fox news did a report on our activities…soon we were swamped with inquiries and both my wife and I were a little taken aback by all of the publicity.  After the newscast, we had strangers show up at our door asking our advice.  At that point we learned it was better to keep a low profile.

 I even wrote a manual on the subject which promptly sold out…now, many of the techniques I advised won’t work as the government has become even more insidious…


Thanks to government pinheads who don’t believe in freedom, it’s been a bad decade for privacy.


The government is actively trying to increase the odds of identity theft with its non-stop demand for use of the Social Security number, especially since passage of the Patriot Act (in violation of the Privacy Act of 1974) –>Carol J-ID Theft Activist – AARP


Since our ‘lame stream’ press is nowhere to be found (Oh yeah, they’ve become government lackeys) exposes from newspapers and television have become extinct so in order to shame powerful people and entities, we now rely on groups such as Anonymous for its brand of internet vigilantism.


Anonymous illustrates how a group of justice-seeking hackers can defy the clowns in the NSA.  They’ve become the closest thing citizens have to a superhero as we sure can’t trust the government with that role.  Indeed, many argue our government has become the enemy of the people.


This past Month’s 60 Minutes interview with the heads of the NSA failed to convince me of their integrity about spying on its own citizens…Call me jaded, but I simply do not trust much of what comes out of Washington (the district of corruption):


NSA director admits agency trawls Facebook and Twitter … but insists they are NOT building personal files on Americans…

When Snowden blew the whistle on the NSA, he single-handedly reignited a global debate about government surveillance and our most fundamental rights as individuals.

And on Monday, a federal judge vindicated Snowden’s actions by declaring unconstitutional the NSA’s spying program, labeling it “Orwellian”—adding that James Madison would be “aghast.”

This could be the key tipping point for the American public to fully realize the service Snowden provided to all of us by exposing the NSA’s illegal spying program…

And now the White House thinks that six months is the right amount of time before they sweep everything under the rug.

When the country realized that practically everything done on the Internet was recorded and stored on government databases, the White House came forward and tried to make amends. The president said he was shocked things were this bad. He even saw a silver lining in the whole debacle.

He actually "welcomes debate" when it comes to striking the right balance between your privacy and national security.

In fact, the White House set up a review panel to go over the NSA programs already in place and find ways to ensure Americans' privacy and rights are respected. Finally, we have a third party that's willing to curtail government overreach and respect the rights of citizens.

At least, you probably hoped that would be the case.

In a leaked report delivered to the government yesterday, the review panel recommended only modest changes in the way the agency does its business.

Like we said, it's been months since Edward Snowden spilled the beans. Now they're hoping you don't care as much and they can sneak these "reforms" through without much fanfare.

Sascha Meinrath, director of the Open Technology Institute, had this to say about the report:

"The review group was searching for ways to make the most modest pivot necessary to continue business as usual. ... [the report] does nothing to alter the lack of trust the global populace has for what the U.S. is doing, and nothing to restore our reputation as an ethical Internet steward."

Meinrath said it best when asked about the modest proposed changes:

"I think what [the administration is] going to find is when the initial dust settles from this attempt to spin the story is that people are going to be quick to realize this is not meaningful reform, this is not a bold new direction, and it is not going to do much to rein in a surveillance regime run amok."


According to every poll, Congress and the White House are universally despised for its corruption, anti-citizen laws, mismanagement of the economy and so on.


The right to privacy is the time-travel paradox of constitutional law: even though it didn't exist as a constitutional doctrine until 1961, and didn't form the basis of a Supreme Court ruling until 1965, it is in some respects the oldest constitutional right. It is the right to privacy that forms the common foundation of the freedom of conscience outlined in the First Amendment, the right to be secure in one's person outlined in the Fourth Amendment, and the right to refuse self-incrimination outlined in the Fifth Amendment - despite the fact that the word "privacy" itself appears nowhere in the U.S. Constitution.

More at:



Whistle-blower Edward Snowden revealed the NSA has been abusing their stated mission. As usually happens in these situations, politicians and officials are lying to cover their tracks. They don't like the fact that they got caught with their pants down. (It is the Information Age. Duh.)

They say they are doing all of this in the interest of "national security." But I have to ask how much national security do we need before we reach a point of diminishing returns?

How many times are we going to keep going to the well of referencing the tragic events of Sept. 11 to justify deepening security while we continue
sacrificing more of our privacy?

Why do the feds feel the need to violate everything we hold dear in this country?




Sneaky Smart gadgets are watching you…


Cell phones and laptops are the main culprits that may be watching you without your knowledge.  Devices provided by schools and employers are especially prone to watching you without your knowledge…built-in cameras and built-in software which tracks every keystroke.


Your own smartphone or laptop may be able to recognize your face.  HP, Dell and others now automatically include biometric facial recognition technology in their laptops and some newer laptops contain fingerprint scanners.  Your best bet for securing your privacy is to remain as low-tech as possible.


Revelations of the surveillance programs of the National Security Agency(NSA) and the U.K. Government Communications Headquarters(GCHQ) have sparked technical innovations, legal challenges, and pursuits of political reforms in the United States and Britain. While some established providers of secure e-mails have bowed out, new companies are moving in to offer consumers protection from prying.


This Is How The NSA Is Tracking You This Instant

That cell phone in your back pocket, which you are so addicted to thanks to all its apps, videos, messaging function and all other cool bells and whistles, that you can’t possibly live without? It is simply the definitive NSA tracking beacon used to find where you are at any given moment.


More tips you can use to protect yourself from privacy predators…


Shred computer files easily…Go to and find wipe programs and other security tools to ensure that old passwords, old website visits, old emails and other information on your hard drive can’t be retrieved later (for example, when you donate a computer to a charity).


Encrypt your cellphone:  Stop being tracked by GPS or listened to by hackers with a cell phone frequency scanner.  Two good options include and


Ramp up security by using a free open-source program such as


The safest way to use the ‘Cloud’ is to encrypt your files first or use a service such as


Stop giving up your privacy on facebook, Google, Twitter, etc. by using a new technology called Privly – Learn more at:




The Poor Man has long warned - Keep your business to yourself…


Operational security is a military term that essentially means the security necessary to deny the enemy any useful information about what you are doing, and it’s not just a term for military folks, either. It has lots of ramifications into the civilian prepper world – guidelines that most people who term themselves preppers ought to be following.

Consider that little good can come from revealing your plans to anyone outside your family unit. The information you inadvertently reveal about your preparations and plans is almost certain to arouse suspicion with authorities at various levels, not to mention opportunistic criminals. It’s not that preppers are engaged in any illegal activities – to whit, the overwhelming majority of those that take on the moniker of prepper or survivalist are overwhelmingly law abiding – it’s just that certain activities are twisted by some people into something they are not. A certain person might enjoy shooting, and acquire a perfectly legal gun collection only to be branded as “having an arsenal.” Another person might have a huge food stockpile and be termed a “hoarder” or even implicated of being insane.

The reasons for these perceptions mainly have to do with America’s shift to more leftist political leanings and general moral decay. There isn’t much that can be done about that problem, but there is much you can do about remaining operationally secure in your preps and not arouse attention. Here are some tips:

1.       Keep your mouth shut: It’s important to not volunteer more information than people need to know in any given conversation. Be wary about revealing too much information to strangers – if you’re thinking right now that you don’t talk to strangers, consider your average store purchase. If you buy a cart full of canned goods and the cashier asks if you’re planning for World War III, don’t take the bait. Oftentimes, store clerks and low level store employees act as tipsters to higher level people.

2.       Watch what you say in texts and email: Assume that nothing is secure with these forms of communication. Never write anything that would even be perceived as incriminating or reveal a clue as to what your preparations are. Best to not write it down for any reason, since as soon as you hit send, the communication is forever gone and no longer your property.

3.       Be wary of posting photos on the Internet: Besides vain bragging, what is to be gained by posting a photo of that new rifle or that pantry full of canned goods stacked from floor to ceiling? Even if you think the photo reveals little in terms of location, consider that many smartphones will attach a GPS coordinate to the metadata in the photo. This invisible geotag is by default on unless you disable it, and many people unwittingly send photos all over cyberspace with their full GPS coordinates embedded within. It’s an elementary process to see the geotag as well – anyone can do it within 30 seconds. Now that distant retreat cabin is no longer in a secure, undisclosed location – it is at precisely X GPS coordinates!

4.       Keep your ride anonymous: Don’t put little stickers on your car that show how many are in your family, where your son or daughter is an honor student at, or anything else that reveals where you live. Even car dealer license plate frames that show were you bought the car can even be used against you. Make sure your car has nothing on the outside that easily identifies you, and leave the interior devoid of items that would do the same.

5.       Keep your home anonymous: Do you often leave your garage door open so that passersby can see what’s inside? Consider that they can not only see the contents, but get a visual on where the interior door is that leads to the home and even what kind of lock is on it. At night, all drapes should be closed, making it harder for people to see in your home. All it takes is a clear night, open drapes, and a dime store telescope for someone to completely map out the layout of your home.

Operational security is essentially a big fancy word that means common sense

© 2013 Off The Grid News

Lawmakers can do more to protect their citizens, and there's a rising recognition in Congress that America has gone too far. There's genuine momentum for at least some reform. The USA Freedom Act would curb some bulk collection of data and has bipartisan support, and this is progress.

No one should take seriously President Obama's promise to a TV interviewer that he is planning to "rein in" the surveillance. The president's record of broken promises when it comes to civil liberties is long and disheartening. What is valuable, however, is that he is now on the defensive.


Former Top NSA Official: “We Are Now In A Police State”

 Bill Binney is the high-level NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information. A 32-year NSA veteran widely regarded as a “legend” within the agency, Binney was the senior technical director within the agency and managed thousands of NSA employees. Binney has been interviewed by virtually...


It’s time for all real Americans to tell the government to mind its own business AND not ours!

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