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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Does the US Need a Revolution?

Bruce’s Poor Man Survival Bulletin

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

For Independent Minded People!

ISSN 2161-5543

In This Issue:

1.       Does America need another rebellion?

2.      Getting out of the city-living the country life

3.      Rabbit breeding resource

4.      Smart meters, Facebook-privacy hazards

5.      Exodus of prominent US citizens continues


"In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit."
-- Ayn Rand


Is Rebellion the only thing that can Save America?


The US federal government has strayed so far from the Constitution and the rule of law that it can now be considered rogue and illegitimate.

Dumping US citizenship is becoming all the rage. And it surely isn't just for financial reasons. Sure there is the latest tax-grabbing intrusive abomination known as Obamacare, but there are also these disturbingly more frequent coordinating practices between the military and local police.

So, taxes are increasing, regulations are getting more restrictive, the military and the police are publicly merging into one seamless black boot for the politicians to press against the population's collective neck. Even as the media leads the state's disinformation attack to convince America that only the government should have any guns while its subjects remain conspicuously unarmed.

The US no longer has representative government. Members of Congress seek election not to uphold the Constitution and serve the American people, but to obtain power and to use that power to accrue professional and financial benefits for themselves and their major supporters. All the traditional means for the American people to seek the redress of grievances have now been blocked by a corrupt government composed of a self-absorbed permanent political elite unaccountable to the American people.

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Also, read our Parting Thought section at the bottom of the page…


Large heavy duty garbage bags can be relatively clean water storage reservoirs in a trash can, cut a couple holes it’s a poncho/wind breaker, stick in a puffy branch and tie it shut it’s a floatation device, half filled with leaves it becomes a water resistant insulative mattress, cut up the sides it’s a ground cloth; window cover, friction reducing sliding pad, wind sock, etc.

PM’s Compendium of Useful Resources

Here's a look at why you need to get out of the cities as soon as possible and learn the ways of simple country living:

Here's a video explanation of the same subject, on YouTube:


Survival books & supplies – find them at our ebay store:



Visit the TDS Food & Grocery Section!
One of the easiest ways to cut the budget is to find ways to save on food. And a great way to do that is to stop paying the high cost of convenience foods. Here are some ideas to get you started on saving:

A week or so ago someone inquired about raising meat rabbits. Here is a link that you might consider posting for her and others. I am not the publisher or an affiliate, just another rabbit grower for purposes of food. They helped me get started. Their book, Raising Rabbits 101, was a real big help. Just thought it would help her out.

A new Facebook search feature has security experts concerned. They are warning users of the site to strengthen their security settings to avoid embarrassment and to protect themselves from cybercriminals.


Coffee filters are a pretty cheap thing to put a couple hundred away. They make a great disposable primary water filter for sediment, (even wrapped around your small back pack type filter), tie up bagless Tea, filter just about anything of low viscosity, and one of those plastic funnels designed for them really facilitates things.


The Nanny State Updates Americans are fat n happy while their rights are trampled!


68 year-old Louise Milan was at home with her 18 year-old granddaughter last year when a SWAT team tossed flash grenades into her home and forced their way inside to serve a warrant. It turns out someone had used Ms. Milan's unprotected wireless internet connection to make threats against the Evansville police.

Unfortunately, the police response in this situation is all too typical. Many departments feel that if you have a SWAT team, why not use them. I know this will sound crazy but I believe the police should conduct actual investigations before raids such as this. Perhaps they should have observed the house, and saw that it was the home to a 68 year-old woman before tossing flashbang grenades through the window?

Ms. Milan has now brought suit against the police department.


So-called "Smart Meters" -- devices which monitor and report your detailed usage of home appliances and electronic devices -- are now being forced onto homeowners at gunpoint.

Power companies are now invoking police escorts to accompany meter installation crews that force homeowners to accept the new meters.

Smart Meters also allow the power company to selectively turn off your power or charge you higher rates for electricity used during peak hours.


The federal government has acquired a nearly unquestioned dominance over virtually every area of American life.

The next time a cashier asks "paper or plastic?" think of Abbie Schoenwetter. He spent more than six years in federal confinement for shipping lobster in plastic instead of cardboard.

There's no American law against doing so. But thanks to a vague, overly broad, and otherwise unjust federal criminal law, the U.S. government claimed it was upholding a Honduran regulation.

Abbie Schoenwetter's business, health, and family life (he has a wife and three kids) were wiped out because unreasonable federal prosecutors used an unjust law to target Abbie and a Honduran fisherman from whom Abbie purchased his seafood.

He's finally free now. But he notes that "The worst thing anybody can do to you is take away your freedom."

Indeed, the purpose of the U.S. Constitution is to secure the rights and liberties promised in the Declaration of Independence.


Three most important words to remember when being interrogated:  I don’t know!

Put away a couple gallons of bleach. It would seem that the old glass bottles held the chlorine better, because the new plastic bottles lose potency, at a rather alarming rate. Bleach in various solutions can be used as disinfectant, air freshener, water purifier, clothing cleaner, foot fungus zapper, and more.


The Parting Thought- the exodus has started…


Exodus of prominent US citizens continues in response to US polities…

Take a look at these names and you will know what unites this disparate group:

  • Pop icon Tina Turner
  • Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin
  • French movie star Gerard Depardieu

These three individuals have in common good sense and a keen grasp of the bottom line on a profit and loss sheet.

And they all recently have been in the spotlight for ending their native citizenship and moving their residence elsewhere. They were sensationalized by the news media and accused by politicians of unpatriotically avoiding high taxes at home.

Tina Turner has gone to Switzerland, and has been joined by Gerard Depardieu, and Saverin, a native Brazilian, went to Singapore.

They also joined an illustrious list of fellow expats, such as Bill Clinton buddy and Clinton Library donor Denise Rich; rock star Johnny Hallyday, tennis star Amelie Mauresmo, racing driver Alain Prost, singer Charles Aznavour; Canadian Shania Twain; Italian actress Sophia Loren; British pop star James Blunt and rock star Phil Collins; German Michael Schumacher, former Formula One race car driving world champion (all Switzerland); and grand slam German tennis star, Boris Becker went to Monaco.

Chasing Away Success

This sentiment was echoed by classic comic book hero Superman, who also declared his plans to renounce his U.S. citizenship in 2012 in Action Comics. “'Truth, justice, and the American way' - it's not enough anymore” after both the Iranian and American governments criticized him for joining a peaceful anti-government protest in Tehran.

Common sense dictates the right not to pay more taxes than you owe; and also the right to escape taxation when it becomes confiscation. That escape is called expatriation and it is a legal right upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The late Judge Learned Hand, of the U.S. Court of Appeals in New York, was a progressive who believed fervently in judicial restraint. Called one of the greatest judges in American history, in a memorable tax case dissent, Judge Hand wrote: “There is nothing sinister in arranging one’s affairs so as to keep taxes as low as possible… nobody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands. Taxes are enforced exactions, not voluntary contributions. To demand more in the name of morals is mere cant.”

Keep in mind Judge Hand’s description of the right to avoid taxes by all legal means when you hear politicians weep and wail about U.S. persons who choose formally to end their citizenship – the only way by which Americans can end their tax obligations.

The Long Arm of the IRS

Unlike almost every other major nation, U.S. taxes follow American citizens wherever in the world they go. Most other nations only tax the income of their citizens from sources within their borders. When a Frenchman, a Canadian or an Englishman leaves and makes a new home in another country, most of their home country tax obligations end.

Radical leftists like Michigan U.S. Senator Carl Levin prefer U.S. style worldwide taxation because it undermines tax competition among countries, removing individuals’ and companies’ ability to escape high taxes by shifting activity to jurisdictions with better, lower tax policies. That is why they back the imperial Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), an attempt to extend the jurisdiction of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service over every country in the world.

Indeed, as Cato’s Dan Mitchell says, this is why politicians from high-tax nations, like Levin and President Obama, are so fixated on trying to shut down so-called “tax havens.” It’s difficult to enforce bad, high-tax policy, after all, if some nations have strong human rights policies on financial privacy.

This same common sense geographic re-ordering based on taxation levels is occurring within the United States on a grand scale.

Higher Taxes Equals Less Revenue

The recent feeble complaint of golfer Phil Mickelson, a man worth $100 million, about California taking 65% of his income is only a symptom. The more famous Tiger Woods is worth more than $1 billion. He left California in 1996 because of high taxes and has saved millions in result.

In his book, Travis Brown, author of How Money Walks, writes that from 1995 to 2010 Americans moved about $2 trillion in wealth from California, Illinois, New Jersey and other high-tax states to states such as Florida, Nevada, Arizona and Texas that impose no income tax.

The 2010 U.S. Census showed these four low-tax states had the fastest population growth. The states that lost people were all high-tax states like California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, and of course, President Obama’s home state of Illinois.

But “Big Brother” politicians everywhere think they can bleed the rich dry. They’re wrong

“Until the next revolution”, the Poor Man


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You always nail it on the head, no holds barred and we need people like you to sound the alarm over what is happening to our country and the traitors who are ruining it.