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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Perpetual State of Fear & the Ever Continuing Expansion of Government

Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…


ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources


"Your silence gives consent."
-- Plato


The Cost of Living Continues to Hammer People & They’re Fighting Back


   To save money I frequent auctions…however I have seen an uptick of buyers who overspend by significant amounts at one auctioneer’s site I use.  This auctioneer charges a buyer’s premium [something I refuse to charge] and it doesn’t affect his buyers in the least…they almost always overspend.


For example, I recently started bidding on a gas powered generator and the bidding was fierce…I stopped at $200 as I found an ad for a local retailer which was selling new ones for the same price with a warranty.  The one at the auction went for $800 plus the buyer’s premium of $80!


I often write about the sharing economy as it is one way to save money in an economy where our dollar seems to lose value each week…

Uber, the ride-sharing service valued at $50 billion, is at the forefront of disrupting the taxi industry.

Want proof?

The price of a
New York taxi medallion - the license that allows you to drive a taxicab in the city - has been plummeting since 2013... the first time that's ever happened.

A medallion would have cost you $1.3 million in April 2013, an all-time high. Now you can pick one up for a quarter of that, $840,000.

And the hospitality industry is taking seriously the threat presented by
Airbnb, which puts temporary renters and guests together.

That makes the
sharing economy - which Airbnb and Uber are at the forefront of - a major Disruptor. In the sharing economy, instead of buying goods from a corporation, consumers "borrow" - really, rent - assets from other individuals. And companies like Uber and Lyft are the "conduits" that put those individuals together... and take a slice of the profits.

And Uber isn't disrupting just taxis.

Many members of
generations Y and Z, especially ones who live in cities, are forgoing the once-ubiquitous ritual of buying a first car. Rather, they're depending on ride-sharing outlets like Uber, Lyft and Zipcar.

And that's making auto manufacturers nervous.



How to predict the consequences of economic policy at least 90% of the time… . As you probably know, politicians and their friends in the media are masters of smokescreens...

“When a politician or establishment economist claims a certain policy will produce a certain result, use contrary reasoning. Believe it will produce the opposite result.

The government lies all the time and its lies keep getting worse every year…just look at government inflation figures, then look at your wallet after a trip to the grocer…


Many, many troubling developments have taken place over the past 30 years or more: the expansion of the military industrial complex and its influence in Washington DC, the rampant surveillance, the corporate-funded elections and revolving door between lobbyists and elected officials, the militarized police, the loss of our freedoms, the injustice of the courts, the privatized prisons, the school lockdowns, the roadside strip searches, the military drills on domestic soil, the fusion centers and the simultaneous fusing of every branch of law enforcement (federal, state and local), the stockpiling of ammunition by various government agencies, the active shooter drills that are indistinguishable from actual crises, the economy flirting with near collapse, the growing social unrest, the socio-psychological experiments being carried out by government agencies, etc.


Ever since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the old Soviet Union our government lost its favorite bogeyman, the evil one which kept it used to keep citizens in a perpetual state of fear and Wall Street in perpetual profits selling war and spy/surveillance goods…it was often the proverbial “wag the dog’ scenario…


The goal of government is the notion of social control, while pleasing its corporate masters…keep us orderly and docile, keep us paying taxes.  Most often this is accomplished through the use of fear.  That perpetual state of fear had been interrupted until the terrorist attacks of 911.  Arab terrorists have replaced the Communist Menace [unless you count China] and the un-Patriot Act created the most anti-freedom set of laws this nation has ever seen.  It has destroyed our right to privacy and it has severely curtailed our right to travel.


Modern society now works through the constant creation of fear and control by the Washington-Wall Street Cartel.  This Cartel has successfully usurped our rights, taken over the news media while decimating the Middle Class.


We should seriously take James Madison’s advice and “take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties.”



Whatever the government says, believe the opposite.

Only a week ago, the FBI and Homeland Security were telling us to quake in our boots because ISIS might attack your local Independence Day parade. We noticed many otherwise-intelligent people in the patriot/prepper community taking the feds seriously.


Never mind that “some 15 major terror alerts or warnings have been issued since the attacks on New York and Washington, and none of these has ever been followed by a terrorist attack, or even some kind of plot that was broken up,” says CNN terrorism expert Peter Bergen. A separate count by the group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting reveals a far worse record of 0 for 40.


Government has a keen interest in keeping us petrified about terrorists lurking around every corner.


Things are bad in America. Everyone in D.C. thinks the government needs to micromanage your life. The bankers are living the easy life off your retirement and tax funded bailouts. And everything you say or do online is stored in some unknown government database.


 P.S.  Watch Obama's Iran Nuclear Deal come back to bite the world on our collective ass!

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