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Guest Post: Getting Off The Globalist Chessboard: An Introduction

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By Stewart Rhodes of Oath Keepers and Brandon Smith of the Alternative Market Project

Getting Off The Globalist Chessboard: An Introduction

To put it simply, America is nearing a checkmate scenario. Like the
final torrid maneuvers of a rigged chess match, we have been pressed,
manipulated, and attacked into the last remaining corner of the “grand
global chessboard” left to us; centralized control of all social and
economic power into the hands of an unworthy elite. If we continue
playing the game by their rules, we will lose. There is no doubt.
There have been many solutions presented to us in the past to combat
this development, but nearly all of them function within the constraints
of Federal politics. Working within the system has earned us no
quarter, and frankly, no results. Our only recourse (and, frankly, the
best recourse all along) is to STOP relying on the rules of their game,
and to walk away from the chess board completely.

Globalization is essentially just another word for centralization,
and the key to centralizing any system is to remove all options until
the masses are completely and utterly dependent upon a single dominant
paradigm. Globalists have deceived many Americans into believing that
centralization is a “natural” process - that their game is indeed the
only one in town. The widespread acceptance of the fiat monetary system
is a perfect example of the average person’s unfortunate lack of
economic flexibility. Only recently, in the face of dollar devaluation
and complete financial collapse have many finally begun to question the
legitimacy of a single brittle and corrupt economic structure. American
politics are no different.

The elites have conned us into thinking that the only possible
“solution” to where we are is federal elections, which only vote in new
puppets for the puppet masters to manipulate in an illusory shell game.
We have been tricked into thinking we are free because we come
together from time to time to select our rulers.

But of course, this country was not founded as a democracy, but as a
Constitutional Republic, and in such a Republic as ours, liberty is not
just about “kicking the bums out” every few years only to vote a new set
of bums into Congress, as the globalists would have us think. Federal
elections are just one small part of it. The Founders intended us to be
active, sovereign citizens, in strong communities and strong, sovereign
states, and that is about far, far more than merely voting.

But because the globalists – with the aid of complicit domestic
counterparts - have been able to capture our education system, our
media, our political system, and our legal system, they have succeeded
in dumbing us down and duping us into thinking that all other mechanisms
for constraining power have been removed from the table. In fact, we
have been convinced that all of the other fundamental institutions of
our republic– aside from voting - are illegitimate, or even criminal.

The Founders gave us a dual sovereignty republic. That means states
are as much sovereign within their sphere as the national government is
within its sphere, with a national government of limited, enumerated,
and divided powers. As our Tenth Amendment makes clear, “[t]he powers
not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited
by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the

In Federalist 45, James Madison (widely considered the ‘father of the Constitution”) promised the American people that:

The powers delegated by the
proposed Constitution to the federal government, are few and defined.
Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and
indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external
objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which
last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. The
powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects
which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties,
and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and
prosperity of the State.

Clearly the design of the Founders’ has been turned on its head. With
the aid of complicit judges – which Thomas Jefferson called a “corps of
sappers and miners” – who willfully misinterpret the Commerce Clause to
grant Congress the power to regulate literally anything, we now have a
ruling class who will admit of no restraints on national power with a
national government of nearly unlimited de facto powers, grown like a
metastasizing cancer far beyond the bounds of anything foreseen by even
the most skeptical of Anti-Federalists from the Founding era. All
actual, physical and structural powers of any real meaning –
legislative, military, legal, law enforcement, and economic – are
consolidated in the hands of the federal government. On top of this,
they have grafted a hydra-like overlay of international law and
international unelected agencies and untouchable international
“officials” that are also being imposed up us by means of treaties,
executive partnerships (such as the supposedly now defunct Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, now being revitalized by the Obama Administration) and other constitutionally dubious mechanisms.

While we are distracted with elections, they are planning the
destruction of the dollar, the collapse of our economy, the final
destruction of our sovereignty, and the total absorption of our entire
system into the vapid body of an unaccountable global government.

This is why we must stop playing by their “rules,” must get off of
their artificial chess board, and instead play by the rules of our
Constitution. This means taking power into our own hands as
individuals, communities, counties, and states.

To do this, Neithercorp Press, the Alternative Market Project, and
Oath Keepers are working together to focus on concrete solutions that
can be applied by the average American in their day-to-day lives, in
both the private and public spheres. In the limited time we have left,
we urge Americans to focus on the following four key strategies
(arranged in order of priority of needs):

1. Food and fuel independence and security – and other essential infrastructure
(general preparedness) - as individuals, within local veterans
organization chapters, neighborhood mutual aid societies, churches,
co-ops, farmers markets, and at the town, county and state levels). In
the aftermath of an economic collapse, food is the hardest necessity to
improvise, and food scarcity is a serious achiles heel, exploited by
oppressive regimes throughout history. To get started on food storage
and independence, follow the advice on
(you don’t need to be LDS to learn from their experience in food
storage and preparedness, or to use their canneries). Likewise, we will
need fuel, emergency medical, and resilient communication that can
function in a grid-down crisis, devoid of internet communication (or
with the internet shut down intentionally by means of a kill-switch).

2. Physical security and Independence - again as
individuals, neighborhoods, towns, counties and states, to include
forming neighborhood watches, mutual aid associations, a volunteer
sheriff’s posse (staffed by volunteers under direct command of the
sheriff), and county militias established by county ordinances but
staffed by self-supplied and self-funded volunteers (as is done in
volunteer fire departments all over this nation), and ultimately, a true
state militia capable of “repelling invasions” (using the research and
model bills of Dr. Edwin Vieira). Americans have plenty of guns, but
not enough organization. See for details.

3. Economic security and independence - as
individuals and communities, including barter networks, use of silver
and gold as real money, the development of valuable trade skills, and
sound money bills at the county and state levels (as Utah just passed
into law). The localization of community commerce is the only sure way
to counter globalization. The more independent and insulated cities and
states are from the corrupt and dysfunctional mainstream economy, the
more safe and secure they will find themselves when that economy
implodes. We must have an alternative to the fiat money system in place
to preempt such an event. See for details.

4. State sovereignty and nullification of
unconstitutional federal laws and actions. Veterans must support only
sheriffs, state legislators and governors who have the guts and
integrity to keep their oaths. To vote for an oath breaker, is to
become an oath breaker. We must defend the powers reserved to the
states and to the people by supporting state sovereignty resolutions and
nullification of unconstitutional laws. See And eventually we must kick the bums out, as GOOOH recommends. See

We will soon be publishing an upcoming series of articles that will
provide in-depth details on each of the above four key pillars of
action. While we should not turn our backs on the tactics of educating
the public, supporting constitutional legislation, voting for honest and
principled representatives, or nullifying unconstitutional laws (we
should certainly make full use of the soap box, the ballot box, and the
jury box) it is now time to dedicate ourselves to much more. The very
future of our country, our liberties, and the prosperity of the next
generation depends upon this.


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Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:11 | 1183466 gordengeko
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Here's another article that matches perfectly to this one.  Good post!

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:11 | 1183467 CH1
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Perhaps of some interest that the biblical word for Separation is the same as the word for Holy: Kadosh.


Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:30 | 1183499 Henry Chinaski
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We need to promote the understanding that the Constitution established a federal government that was intended to have as much influence on economic activities as it does on religious activities. 

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:38 | 1183529 Long-John-Silver
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The Constitution is dead. Chaos is in control. The Empire is collapsing.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 14:05 | 1184893 chumbawamba
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Don't just stand there, WITHDRAW YOUR CONSENT.

I am Chumbawamba.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:12 | 1183471 Green Leader
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This guy Steward Rhodes turned his back on July 4 Patriot when he was framed and arrested.


Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:53 | 1183579 DeadFred
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If anyone decides to actively persue this line do it with open eyes. "framed and arrested" is a real possibility.

Suggestions for strategy #1 Fuel cells are being commercialized now that run off natural gas that can keep isolated sections of the power grid energized.  Natural gas is plentiful, easy to transport and often locally produced.  Localized electrical production is hard to disrupt.  Wireless transmission can keep sections of the internet functioning even if the outside switch is pulled.

#3 There isn't enough silver and gold to serve easily as currency but local sliver and gold backed electronic currencies are possible.  Creative minds need to figure out how they would work.

#2 and 4  Mao incorrectly said that power comes from the barrel of a gun, power actually comes from the look of aquiescence in the eye of the person staring into the barrel of the gun.  The good guys outnumber the bad guys so the only way bad guys win is if the good guys go along with their demands.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:07 | 1183995 benb
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“This guy Steward Rhodes..”  Stewart Rhodes is not just a good guy, he’s a great guy. It’s encouraging to see articles like this presented on ZH.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 14:41 | 1185049 narapoiddyslexia
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Something the diarist failed to discuss is the US military, which you might remember has cost us several trillion dollars. There's a reason its cost so much. Its because they're the best human killers on the planet, and you, believe it or not, are human. The US Army publishes demographic data on its web site. For 2008, the last year for which complete data is available, there were 110,410 recruits into the US Army. 24,660 of them came from the states comprising the Old South. About 32% were AfricanAmericans and LatinAmericans. I think that we can assume this is a rough assessment of the whole force, at least for discussion purposes. And this is a short discussion, because if anyone secedes and the US Army decides you are, in fact, not going to secede, then it is a given that you are not, in fact, going to secede. I suggest you save everyone a lot of time, and the day before any states secedes, please dig a number of graves equal to the number of citizens of that state who will fight for it.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 21:30 | 1186468 Bringin It
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I think you're Jefferson avatar is in conflict with your opinions.  Do you see the conflict?

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:24 | 1183472 Sudden Debt
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Real freedom is making every choice yourself.

I'm to lazy for that.

I just want somebody to take good decisions for me that suit all of us.


A 100% real democracy doesn't work and I don't need it.

But I do want to be taken care off in a good way when I retire, get sick and life in a society where my kids can walk outside in the dark without me having to worry.


Europe, America. It's all the same. Those 2 things are all that matters. When I was a kid, I never even heard about the kind of shit that happens these days.

Feeling safe and a helping hand when you're down and everybody would be satisfied.

And that's what we are losing this last decade. And that's what people want back.

All the rest doesn't matter. If those 2 things are met, I couldn't care less if a politician was corrupt. I WOULD ACTUALLY BE INSULTED IF HE MADE LESS MONEY THEN ME!!




Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:42 | 1183545 Ethics Gradient
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"He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither."

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:00 | 1183601 Sudden Debt
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"A free and open society is an ongoing conflict, interrupted periodically by compromises."

And as society is mostly run by "C" students, I don't expect it to be perfect.




Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:23 | 1183744 NidStyles
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That stuff that you are talking about, only seemd to start happening when the Nanny State started cropping up. You seem very eager to not actually live your life. I would suggest a solution, but I think you already know what it is.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:36 | 1183799 Sudden Debt
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? I do whatever I please.

I go whereever I please

I buy whatever I want

It does sound like freedom to me.

I don't even mind paying taxes, but I do want something in return. And that is the care when I need it. That's why I pay taxes. To get something for it in return.

And that's why I would protest.


I don't want to live in the forest, hunt chipmunks for food and kill a bear when I want to give my wife a new fur coat.


Name 1 thing that says I'm not a free man. 1 will do.

(carrying a gun so I can shoot people when I'm drunk isn't my idea of freedom by the way)

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:46 | 1184167 Chump
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"I do whatever I please."

Rofl, no you don't.

"I go whereever I please"

Rofl, no you don't.

"I buy whatever I want"

Rofl, no you don't.

"It does sound like freedom to me."

Rofl, because you define freedom as "restrictions that I don't mind putting up with."  I like you, but you're way off in a ditch here.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 12:02 | 1184240 gordengeko
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Actually, I kind of liked the old west type of laws.  Everyone carrys and if someone steals your shit you shoot them in the face.  Real time karma

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 13:45 | 1184819 Cthonic
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"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."

"For me, politeness is a sine qua non of civilization."


-- Heinlein

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 14:23 | 1184966 LudwigVon
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People are much more considerate and do the right thing naturally for one another when we all carry

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 15:12 | 1185149 FunkyOldGeezer
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@ GordonGecko and his liking of wild west justice.

(sarc on) AH, you're a true romanticist! (sarc off).

Seriously, with all the firearms in the USA and people (like yourself?) who say they wouldn't be afraid of using them, it looks like the population might take a dramatic dive anytime soon, WTSHTF.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 15:50 | 1185375 gordengeko
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I believe one of the problems nowadays is the fact that people hide behind words, symbols and laws.  They do dirt, rape, pillage and steal then get some euro-trained LAWyer to "get" them off knowing they are guilty.  Karma will catch up to them both, whether you are an ignorant attorney with no morals or a thief void of any human values, both are not immune to universal law just because they don't believe in anything.  I also believe one of those laws is the right to keep ones honor or take part in self defense.  It's not a macho "You disrespecting me?" type of thing, it's an impeding on ones right as a spiritual being having a human experience type thing.  If that is physically taken from me, I probably would resort to my natural fight or flight response.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:55 | 1184203 goldsaver
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SD, I understand your attitude. You are European. After a couple of devastating wars, Europeans have adjusted their thoughts on sovereignty and freedom (a long history of servitude to royalty also helps). So, I don't blame you or criticize your point of view. A house slave always thinks he has it better than the field slave. You believe you were born a subject.

Some of us, admittedly a smaller and smaller number, are born and bread sovereigns. We (and I am been presumptuous by expanding beyond my own beliefs), believe in absolute freedom for the individual. We believe that we are free to do as we wish. Without interference from anyone. Don't confuse this with anarchy. It is not. I am held by societal norms that say I will enjoy my freedom as long as I respect yours. Your freedom to be you includes my freedom to be free from you.

I am free to create with my hands and mind and trade with deserving men for the products of their hands and minds. In this process we enrich our own lives and the lives of those we freely trade with. If we fail to do so, free men will no longer trade with us. It is social Darwinism at its best.

We also understand that with freedom comes responsibility. If you don't work, you don't eat. If you chose to put poison in your veins, you are free to do so, don't demand I take responsibility for your decisions afterwards. I wont. If you injure other free citizens, you have broken the social compact and will be punished. At the most basic level, the punishment should fit the crime, but it is up to the injured party. Here is Texas, stealing a horse is still a capital offense. Why? Because if you stole a man's horse, you stole his means of production and transportation and put his family's life at risk. It is the basic premise that if you are voluntarily bound by basic norms, everyone else will also be bound by them. I will shake your hand and do what I promise because I expect the same from you. I will respect your health and property and demand you respect mine.

We believe in charity. But charity is when I open my heart and coin purse and help my brother. Charity is not when I allow a government to pick my pocket at gunpoint and help those who the elite class find worthy.

I believe in the sanctity of innocent life. An unborn child is not responsible for his mother's stupidity. Why should he pay for it with his life?

I believe in the death penalty. If you take an innocent life (and killing those who mean to kill you is not taking an innocent life) you forfeit yours.

I know I was born free. I was not born a subject.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 14:14 | 1184933 chumbawamba
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Righteous.  I could have written that myself.  Thanks for saving me the time.

I am Chumbawamba.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 14:25 | 1184974 LudwigVon
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Tue, 04/19/2011 - 14:23 | 1184978 LudwigVon
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Tue, 04/19/2011 - 14:25 | 1184984 LudwigVon
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Wed, 04/20/2011 - 04:32 | 1187184 Anonymouse
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+10!.  Very well said all around.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:19 | 1183477 Alcoholic Nativ...
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Fuckers who hop in their SUV just to go down to the corner store are talking about getting out of the "system".

This is pathetic to watch.



Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:24 | 1183747 NidStyles
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I drive an '89 Bronco, and the corner store is a seed depot. So piss off.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:30 | 1183765 BigJim
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And just how do you know that these authors "hop in their SUV just to go down to the corner store"?

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:23 | 1183482 fearsomepirate
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You would have thought that Adam Smith had killed off mercantilism once and for all, but it keeps rearing its ugly head, doesn't it?  Trade makes us more economically secure, not less.  Imagine for a moment that we returned to the Articles of Federation, and each state erected steep trade barriers against each other.  Indiana (to pick a random state) would be much less economically secure.  One bad drought, and the Hoosiers starve the following winter.  With trade, they can obtain food from areas that didn't have their crops ravaged by bad weather and thus survive--something Smith noticed as far back as the 18th century.  Trade doesn't reduce your options; it increases them.  Just compare what you can get in a supermarket now vs just 15 years ago (and don't listen to the locavores' made-up, fictional history), or the vast number of auto makes now vs the 1970s.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:30 | 1183495 SheepDog-One
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Depends! 'Trade' under any circumstances makes us better? What if youre trading all your factories and jobs just for a loan? What are the conditions of the trade? See trade has to be beneficial to BOTH parties, not just 1.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:28 | 1183497 Herne the Hunter
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That's nice, but trade of physical goods is only possible through cheap energy. I don't call a 3000-mile avocado economic security, I call it misallocation of resources.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:01 | 1183620 Dreadker
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Physical goods trade is all that will be left as there is no cheap energy... Cheap energy is part of the problem...

I grow corn and trade it for your chicken eggs - the energy needed for that trade will be substantially less than you shipping an advocadoe from israel to sell to joe blow in his hummer H2 that just drove to the store...


Trade will all be local... If you don't live in a climate to grow things like advocadoes... you won't have any... period...

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:18 | 1183711 panika2008
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"Cheap energy is part of the problem..."

The "problem" you are referring to, you idiot, is called "civilization".

And you are perfectly free to liberate yourself from this "problem". Just fucking sell your car, stop using electricity and gasoline, buy some undeveloped acreage and live the merry, merry, merry life of a neolithic brute. Why don't you already?

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 15:57 | 1185436 Grower
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Civilization?  So the past 2000 years, what was that?  Sure things have changed, but he's right.  The fact that we ignore our over use of a finite resource to run our way of life will be The very problem we have to work around in order maintain our "civilization".

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:24 | 1183749 fearsomepirate
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Utter nonsense.  Civilization is founded on trade.  Those who invent new ways to enhance trade will prosper.  Those who insist on remaining in some kind of medieval subsistence economy will suffer.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:17 | 1183696 panika2008
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If you can produce the avocados locally and sell them just a cent/piece cheaper than the 3000-mile import, you are welcome to become an avocado billionaire. On the other hand, maybe the fact that you are not one already speaks something about the alleged "misallocation", huh?

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:34 | 1183510 Herne the Hunter
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On that note, watch globalization reverse as energy prices soar. High energy prices are the perfect trade barrier...

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:02 | 1183626 Dreadker
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Agreed... global trade will shut down... it can't function with high energy prices, as the goods price will become unsustainable, people will riot etc. etc. when fuel food and shelter are unaffordable (with paper money anyways)

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:23 | 1183736 CH1
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If rulers will just leave them alone, entrepreneurs will surmount almost every remaining obstacle and make trade flourish almost everywhere.

The state and its agents are THE problem; all other issues are minor in comparison.


Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:13 | 1184028 Ricky Bobby
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+1 A certain percentage of humans just want a fucking pyramid built, and to be worshipped as living Gods. They seem to crop up every generation. Ave Caesar

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:26 | 1183754 fearsomepirate
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No, watch energy markets use something other than dollars, watch new sources of energy get developed in countries where politics doesn't stymie innovation, and watch new methods of transport get developed.  It's been going on for centuries, and it isn't stopping any time soon.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 13:16 | 1184697 Mad Cow
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I've been waiting for this "civilized utopia" you've been talking about. Where is it and when will it start exactly?

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 13:44 | 1184815 CH1
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Utopia? Who promised you a freeking utopia?

I'm just talking about people doing business and not being punish for the crime of doing so.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 17:34 | 1185811 Mad Cow
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Oh I wasn't replying to you, while I agree with you, I won't hold my breath.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 13:45 | 1184822 CH1
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Utopia? Who promised you a freeking utopia?

I'm just talking about people doing business and not being punished for the crime of doing so.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:47 | 1183556 infocyde
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I hate seeing comments like this. Mercantilism is alive and well and practiced by almost every country except the United States.  "bhut we have fwee twad agreemunts rite"?  Get real.  I know the current free trade agreements "free plunder for everyone" made cities like Detroit more secure.  All the municipalities whose tax revenues have dropped by something like 25% since 2008 due to ultimately the outsourcing of massive amounts of middle class jobs are feeling more secure...I know, they are all useless looters right?  The same looters that bled on the battle fields, paved the roads, took care of the sick, taught the next generations in the schools, served food, grew the food, yeah f*ck all of them.  All their options have only just wondefully expanded right? They can buy cheap crap from China so that China can build up its military, what a freaking cool deal?  And all you free traders are getting filthy rich right! Good for you, until China nationalizes all your assets to cover the US's debt default. It is all about money, and if you can move production over seas and f*ck all these guys that is just the way it is.

At one point their is going to be a big f*ck you in return, in this life or the next.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:30 | 1183779 NidStyles
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Yeah, the US is not Mercantilistic. Nope, not by any mean's. Unless you start talking to oil bearing countries that is...


Get off you high horse, you're too short for it.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:34 | 1184115 infocyde
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Transnational corporations do not exclusively qualify as US companies, it takes more than a flag.  And your little quip was a nice way to ignore the fact that mercantilism is practiced against the US economy by almost every other economy on earth.  Industrial espionage, reverse engineering, dumping, soft barriers to entry, happens all the time.  People like you are wilfully ignorant of this. Why? Probably because you are at the top of the pyramid scheme and benefit from it in the short term, just like US consumers did benefit from cheaper goods while 45,000+ factories each employing 500+ people disappeared, along with the wealth they generated, to the slave labor camps abroad.  It is all about competition right? Sure, that is why we are seeing CEO pay raise at such a flat many market forces pressing on that pay structure...

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:40 | 1183806 fearsomepirate
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Detroit collapsed because the Big Three weren't delivering affordable, quality, attractive products that consumers wanted, while Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, and Nissan (cheap crap from China?  More like "made in Alabama") were (although Ford seems to be turning around).  You only deserve your job insofar as it produces things that your customers want.  GM and Chrysler weren't and aren't doing it.  Too bad for them.  If you don't like competition, be a subsistence farmer.  As soon as you start buying and selling anything you didn't personally make, you're going to find a very, very demanding boss--the customer.

Don't like trade?  Think it makes you poor?  Be a subsistence farmer.  A subsistence farmer trades with no one, has guaranteed employment, and therefore is the richest person in the world.

And really, mercantilism is all about exploiting the many so a few can get rich.  In your case, it's forcing millions of Americans to settle with low-quality, expensive, ugly cars they don't like in order that a few thousand people in Detroit can enjoy high salaries.  You want the part of my personal income that goes toward buying a car?  Try making something that isn't crap instead of crying that you deserve a job.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:35 | 1184091 infocyde
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There is a difference between assembled in America (to appease what little resistence politically that can be mustered) and made in America.  Guess what? Toyota is laying off 25k USA workers because all the critical parts are MADE in Japan (where Fukushima and Tsunami affected production). Nothing to assemble? Go home workers.

Ford is turning around because it continues to phase out production here in the US for production over seas and in Mexico.

Just curious, how many cars can the US import into Japan? Korea? Also how many car makers are there in Japan? How many in the US? Did oligarchy come into play as to why US cars became uncompetitive? You should do a little research. I'm all about fair trade that accounts for discrepencies in working conditions, accounts for intellectual property protections, takes industrial national security concerns into considerations, etc... I know, vanishing concepts in an Ann Ryand propagandised world.

I'm not forcing Americans to do anything, I am forcing people like you to pay for what is being stolen.  And make no mistake, the current global trade scheme is stealing much from the American people whose wealth and innovation fueled it all at their own expense.

And by the way biotch, I do live near Detroit, I have nothing to do with the car industry, and my pay check is paid by foreigners for good and services they find desirable. I bring money home while I innovate, you should give it a try, rather than place bets on what others have made.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:41 | 1184122 Hacksaw
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When I read crap like this it sometimes makes me glad that the moron free traders are going to get what they have coming. They are unapologetic narcissists, who in their own minds are the smartest guy in the room while being unable to see that once the American market is destroyed there will not be a market for their slave labor made crap.

See, there's one law of business they just can't get around, you can have all the slaves lined up making all the cheap widgets you want, but if there is no one to consume those widgets then it's all in vain. If the USA goes back to an agrarian society, like many have talked about, there will be mass starvation around the world. The middle east has over populated because of the high income from oil that they used to buy food. If the USA goes back to the 1930's, where everyone just grows what they need then the middle east will see famine that hasn't been seen since Biblical times. The same goes for much of Asia and probably Russia.

Speaking of Biblical times, it's kind of interesting that I just named off the countries listed in Revelation that will ally against Israel and then be destroyed by God at the battle of Armageddon. However it goes it will be interesting to watch history unfold.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 12:14 | 1184293 TheMerryPrankster
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Free men trading against slave labor, caused a war in 1860. Slave labor runs Asia, Mexico and much of the U.S. agriculture and poultry business. We rely on slaves for our food and Ipads. Allowing a structure of slavery to exist and thrive makes it more certain that either ourselves or our progeny will slide into this category of slavery as it grows ever larger.

Tolerate economic slavery at your own peril, you may be next.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:21 | 1183483 mlbs
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Everyone should visit the their website and consider a small donation. It goes for a good cause.



Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:23 | 1183487 OldTrooper
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Thanks for the excellent guide.  Too many people are wondering what they should be doing or thinking they can't make a difference.  But anyone can make a difference in their own backyard - and enough people doing that makes a difference in a state.  Keep up the good work guys!

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:33 | 1183515 Silver Shield
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Here is the best free guide on how to prepare for a post Dollar world,

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:27 | 1183490 Life of Illusion
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A conversation between Paul Volcker and George Soros

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:27 | 1183491 dick cheneys ghost
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starve the banks.............stop making your interest payments......

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:23 | 1183741 panika2008
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... and keep living in homes bought for the money you borrowed. How fair and progressive.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:33 | 1183796 BigJim
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... and keep living in homes bought with money the banks magicked up out of thin air via fractional reserve banking, thus bidding up the prices of housing to the point where the only way you can afford one is to take out a loan... from a bank.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:42 | 1183840 panika2008
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I'm sorry to inform you that every dollar of bank's assets has a corresponding amount on the liabilities part of the sheet in the form of either deposits, equity or wholesale funding. Your denial of payment for the mortgage you signed will mean that one of these three parts of bank's capital - or a combination of them in some proportion - will have to be imparted.

Now: do you prefer to rob your fellow american depositors, bank shareholders (among them a vast amount of retail investors), or wholesale investors (among them many pension funds investing in bank bonds)?

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:54 | 1183914 OldTrooper
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So, when through fractional reserve banking an asset is created out of thin air and put on the balance sheet, a liability is also created out of thin air and put on the balance sheet.  I'm supposed to feel sorry for people who have invested in thin air?

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:01 | 1183965 panika2008
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You obviously don't have to. Just remember that there is no universal definition of "thin air" and you should not complain when some day someone robs you of e.g. gold because according to their definition it's "thin air" and you don't "deserve" it, just as you think e.g. bank shareholders or pensioners investing in bank bonds don't "deserve" their "thin air".

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:59 | 1184221 Hacksaw
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just as you think e.g. bank shareholders or pensioners investing in bank bonds


I would venture to say that most of said shareholders and pensioners didn't invest in said stock and bonds of said bank. I'd venture to say they invested in some "fund" that then invested in said stock and bonds of said bank. That's why said bank is so intent on producing a profit that they would be willing to reduce the USA economy to ashes to produce it. If the "fund" doesn't show a ROI then said shareholders and pensioners will pull their funds from the "fund" and there will be no money to grease the wheels of finance and all the traders at all the Wall street finance companies will be out of a job and it'll be "jump you fuckers" time.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:29 | 1183500 SheepDog-One
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Have to cut off their head, and dagger into their heart at this point theyre almost completed. Pleading with maniacal world dictators has never worked, and certainly wont now.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:36 | 1183521 gordengeko
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right on, I'm getting sick of seeing all of these british fuckers on the teevee here in the US!  No offense to the british brain dead sheeple.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:46 | 1183552 SheepDog-One
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Yea what IS up with that? Now over 50% of the 'financial' talking heads are Brits?

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:00 | 1183611 gordengeko
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Not only that, you got commercials, tv shows, etc with brits.  One of the geico commercials, the lizard says something and they comment on how well he speaks, he sounds sooo smart...sooo british sounding.  I about kicked my LCD in!

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:22 | 1183725 newworldorder
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Come on everyone. Its got to be the Kings English spoken in a well mannered sophisticated voice. No Irish, Scottish or Cockney brogues please.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:34 | 1183802 BigJim
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Believe me, there are more US accents on British TV than the reverse.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:37 | 1183820 gordengeko
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No simpathy for those sellout pussy ass bitchez otherwise known as scum sucking kiss ass wannabee british inbred americans.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:31 | 1183507 FunkyOldGeezer
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I'm just asking.

So the USA needs to become a communist state (which would be preferable to the anarchy that sooooo many appear to want)? Who'd have thunk it?

Revolution is in the air, make no mistake.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:38 | 1183812 NidStyles
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How about no.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:32 | 1183509 Whatta
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Buy five acres of land, or more if you have the current fiat assets, and some live protein (goats and chickens are easy). Plant a huge garden, capture rainwater (minimum 2500 gallon).

Use craigslist to find and trade for what you need (till the gubermint outlaws it)

At worst you will have a nice asset and get some farm-type exercise, or, if The Revolution comes, you will be better prepared than most and can mostly take care of yourself.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:54 | 1183588 PLATO
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Don't forget a gun to protect it from greedy bankers and neighbors

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:25 | 1183751 panika2008
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... and live a happy life of a subsistence farmer with a monthly surplus of maybe 100 bucks, just barely enough to buy a new pair of shoes when the old one wears out. Or do you stipulate recreating the whole industrial civilization on your five acres and produce literally everything by yourself?

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 12:17 | 1184306 goldsaver
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For a short while, yes panika. Then, as time passes, you will begin trading with your neighbors, further and further out until all your needs are met. Understand that the current system is unsustainable. You can not live on debt forever. You can not depend on cheap energy forever. Those who ignore the reality, do so at their own risk.

I dont begrudge your desire for everything to remain the same. Maybe you will be right and I will be wrong. Maybe a sea of debt makes no difference. Maybe a new form of cheap energy will be found in the next 5-10 years. Maybe human beings will learn to behave like, well, human beings. Maybe skittle shitting unicorns are in our future.

I just expect you respect my incredulity and the steps I am taking based on my analisys. And understand, your failure to prepare does not constitute my responsibility to help you in the future.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 15:37 | 1185312 panika2008
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Build a tradeable surplus from 5 acres? What... the... fuck... are... you... smoking???

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:34 | 1183512 Long-John-Silver
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As soon as the US Dollar dies this country breaks up. The Confederate States and Texas have already prepared for this eventually. Governments in waiting are in place along with Gold and Silver backed currency. Other states have or are passing laws making Gold and Silver legal tender so they will also have Gold and Silver backed currencies for their states. Anyone with open eyes can see it coming, and now it's coming fast.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:39 | 1183531 SheepDog-One
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Indeed. And states should also take further steps to separate themselves from the federal gubment. Then if people in those states disagree and want to be in states who still bow down 100% to the feds, theyre free to leave and go there.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:52 | 1183573 Long-John-Silver
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"If any State in the Union will declare that it prefers separation" over "Union," "I have no hesitation in saying, 'let us separate.'"

--Thomas Jefferson
Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:12 | 1183668 Dr. Kenneth Noi...
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I figure the first state to secede will be Texas, and I'm planning accordingly.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 12:08 | 1184256 takinthehighway
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I can't imagine that the feds would let Texas walk away peacefully, as Texas has too many attributes and contributes so much to the overall economy of the USA. Vermont they'd never miss. South Carolina is a financial breakeven taxwise - the main sticking points would be the Savannah River weapons/power plant and the tolls Yankees would have to pay to take I-95 to Florida. But hey, you have my full support.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 20:29 | 1186325 New World Chaos
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Agree; have been saying Texas will be first to go for a while now.  I think the catalyst will be hyperinflation later this year, followed by riots, a brutal crackdown, a Paul/Paul victory, and the NWO openly stealing the election for Obama.  And once Texas secedes, most other states will follow.  NY and DC will be mercilessly sacked by hordes of heavily armed vets, the guillotines will run for months, all streets will be lined with heads on sticks, the whole Beast will go down in flames, and America will rise from the ashes as a free country!  This ultimate Burning Man will be the Woodstock of our generation!

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 21:43 | 1186498 Bringin It
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Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:33 | 1183514 Husk-Erzulie
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Good post, good links.  Should draw perception management trolls like sex tourists to Bangkok... have at it kids, earn your pay.  :-)

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:03 | 1183954 OldTrooper
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+1  LOL, Sock puppets are all over this one!  :-)

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:35 | 1183523 SheepDog-One
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The point in the article is great about 'representation' in this constitutional republic, it is NOT good enough as americans do to think that their only action is to vote someone into office, and from there on out THEY have YOUR best interests represented and youre done. It depends on people intervening when they go insane with self fullfilment, as we're seeing today. 

But with at least 50% of the population now living directly and ONLY from a stipend from THEM, it turns the game highly in their favor and in effect the country has been taken over while america slept.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:54 | 1183572 High Plains Drifter
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well look at how many people work for the government now?  are we to think that they will bite the hand that feeds them? i think not. they will do what they are told like the little slaves that they are. they will point a finger at you or me or anyone who wants to do the right thing because in their blindness, they will think it is the patriotic thing to do. it is the new patriotism where the government is right no matter what they do because the government is the father of  their existence.  hamilton said one time in the late 1700's that it would take the illuminati 200 years to get the job done here. he was just a tad off i guess. but there are a few that refuse to bow the knee to moloch.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 14:08 | 1184917 Ricky Bobby
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+ 10 Most will absolutlely do what they are told. How many swat team now exist in the US? 1000's and every little hamlet wants one. Nothing stops the tryanny, there always will be enough resources to pay the Nomenklatura and their black booted enforcers.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 21:46 | 1186510 Bringin It
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But I just read that the SWAT team members are promise keepers, so no worries ... Right?

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:35 | 1183526 Ying-Yang
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NWO, huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
NWO, huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again, y'all

NWO, huh, good God
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

Ohhh, NWO, I despise
Because it means destruction
Of innocent lives

NWO means tears
To thousands of mothers eyes
When their sons go to fight
And lose their lives

I said, NWO, huh
Good God, y'all
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again

NWO, whoa, Lord
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

NWO, it ain't nothing
But a heartbreaker
NWO, friend only to the undertaker
Ooooh, NWO
It's an enemy to all mankind
The point of NWO blows my mind
NWO has caused unrest
Within the younger generation
Induction then destruction
Who wants to die
Aaaaah, NWO-huh
Good God y'all
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it, say it, say it
NWO, huh
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

NWO, huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
NWO, huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again y'all
NWO, huh, good God
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

NWO, it ain't nothing but a heartbreaker
NWO, it's got one friend
That's the undertaker
Ooooh, NWO, has shattered
Many a young mans dreams
Made him disabled, bitter and mean
Life is much to short and precious
To spend fighting NWOs these days
NWO can't give life
It can only take it away

Ooooh, NWO, huh
Good God y'all
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again

NWO, whoa, Lord
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me

NWO, it ain't nothing but a heartbreaker
NWO, friend only to the undertaker
Peace, love and understanding
Tell me, is there no place for them today
They say we must fight to keep our freedom
But Lord knows there's got to be a better way

Ooooooh, NWO, huh
Good God y'all
What is it good for
You tell me
Say it, say it, say it, say it

NWO, huh
Good God y'all
What is it good for
Stand up and shout it

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:42 | 1183537 SheepDog-One
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Now its just cat and mouse...we know the NWO is already almost fully in place, but seems they want to keep denying it. Why? Maybe theyre afraid of armed americans. I think if the US was a disarmed nation, they would have pulled the plug on us years ago. Seems the sticking point is guns and I doubt they have a clear answer for it except some horrible event where a blanket ban with 'shoot on sight' directives are given from the top.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:17 | 1183694 Dugald
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 I doubt they have a clear answer for it except some horrible event where a blanket ban with 'shoot on sight' directives are given from the top.

So? Shoot back.....If you are not prepared to use the arms you have...give them to someone who will!

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 21:51 | 1186532 Bringin It
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Hey SD-1 don't worry.  The enforcers are all promise-keepers. They promise they won't shoot.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:38 | 1183527 web bot
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I reference the "checkmate scenario" a week ago on here.

It's nice to see that my vernacular is being quoted.



Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:45 | 1183538 Problem Is
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Correct Analysis
Rhodes & Smith must be "Domestic Terrorists" by Obummer-ite and Homeland Insecurity definition...

BTW: I saw an interview of the Tenthamendment guy...

He is articulate and well informed...

Always a subversive combination to the incompetent political class and their finance oligarch owners...

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:59 | 1183596 Urban Roman
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So are you, no doubt.

I'm pretty sure they have a list of everyone who reads ZH by now.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:13 | 1183671 Problem Is
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ZH Traffic is Routed Straight to the NSA...
That is why your posts hang up sometimes... Good Times.

A friend gave me a "Domestic Terrorist" tee shirt with all the Declaration of Independence signatures underneath the title. It is hilarious...

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:04 | 1183969 OldTrooper
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Where'd he get that shirt?  I need one of those.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:43 | 1183549 Sizzurp
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Checkmate...Oh snap!!

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:48 | 1183559 Abitdodgie
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If people would stop been Federal citizens and become real sovereign citizens then the federal Government would have no hold over them , but most people don't even know there is a difference , and as for going to the trouble of changing there status , well forget about it ,they are either to stupid or to scared . Personally I like not having to pay federal tax or property tax . I own my land, free and clear forever , if you have any type of deed on your land then the federal Government owns it through the BLM, don't believe me try not paying your property tax . You live in servitude to your master you are not free. So wake up and CHANGE .

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:51 | 1183569 pazmaker
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So pray tell... how do you do that?

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:04 | 1183624 Abitdodgie
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Go on the Internet and download a book called "the errant sovereigns handbook " by Augustus Blackstone , its free and read that everything in that book is a real eye opener .I have gone through this process and it works .

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:46 | 1183560 writingsonthewall
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Is this Goldman again?


What this got to do with chess? - chess is an honourable game played by and won by brrilliant tactical minds and high levels of memory and perception - America is losing a game on the comparitave level of snap with a 5 year old...and losing badly.

If it's anything to do with Goldman though - I don't want to hear it.

"Raanan Agus: The manager of Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, a $7 billion hedge fund created at the start of 2008. Agus is a world-class chess enthusiast."


Now that's a clever reference....



Tue, 04/19/2011 - 12:24 | 1184349 pops
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Problem is the chessmasters (bankers) are playing chess while the fluoridated, numb masses are trying to play checkers.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:55 | 1183577 PLATO
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Good post.

The alternative money already exists, it's called Bitcoin - an open source currency. It's cryptographically secure, and is entirely p2p. so there are no intermediaries involved anywhere. I can only assume that Tyler/Marla aren't aware of it.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:56 | 1183585 Fast Twitch
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When we hear a revised national anthem consider ourselves "checked" mates...

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 09:54 | 1183587 High Plains Drifter
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oath keepers is probably some kind of  FBI cointelpro operation in conjunction with the ADL.  frankly it would be healthy for anyone to stay as far away from these organizations as possible.....take what they say with a grain of salt. these organizations that spring up out of nowhere suddenly are here for a purpose and that purpose is not in your  best interest, on that you can be sure.....

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:02 | 1183622 Henry Chinaski
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Yes I thought it odd that everyone needs to report to their sheriff for security duty when TSHTF...

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:09 | 1183658 High Plains Drifter
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this bunch came to life a while back and many well meaning vets etc joined this organization and of course so now someone has their names and addresses......matter of fact, they insist on knowing as much about you as possible or you can't join them. so in my mind, they are harvesting information for someone. the guy rhodes is a jew. if you look around you notice so many organizations trying to "help" us, are created and lead by jews. nice of them to help us like this in our time of need. yesterday i heard some yoyo by the name of dennis prager on the radio talking to me about passover and its meaning to jews. then he said. oh we jews could help teach americans about how it is a good idea to study and remember your forefathers etc. how nice of dennis. first his tribe tries to destroy my culture. now he says the jews can help us find it again. man i for one appreciate it.........ha ha ha

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:14 | 1183690 Problem Is
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It always pays to be skeptical, my Cointelpro wary friend...

Take the information and if good, use it independently...

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:41 | 1183838 Trundle
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I guess it all depends on whose fairy tale.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:18 | 1184042 Green Leader
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"the guy rhodes is a jew"

Is he? Shit. No wonder he turned his back on July 4 Patriot.

The Ashkenazi-Edomites are out to destroy USA, Canada, Europe and Iran (land of the Aryans).


Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:58 | 1183938 Shell Game
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Same can be said of ZH, it too 'sprung up out of nowhere' and is here for a purpose.  The difference is discernable with a little noggin' grease.. 

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 12:31 | 1184380 TheMerryPrankster
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nonsense. ZeroHedge has a long and lustrous history. Why my pappy used to belong, I'm a legacy. Back in his days, it was before the internets, so it was just a paper newsletter called "NullBush" and WilliamBanza5 was doing the drawings.

Pappy said Sir Issac Newton hisself started the first "hedge" a semi annual paper entitled "a circular self refrencing structure which proves it doesn't exist" - Illustrations by Sir WilliamBanzai, the 1st.

The Hedge is a spirit that lives outside of time and space and is merely channeled by these poor weak electrons that hardly do it justice.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 12:48 | 1184506 Shell Game
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<sigh>  My analogy does not lack accuracy, but does lack precision.  It was an analogy for the former comment. 

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 21:52 | 1186539 Bringin It
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++ HPD

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:17 | 1183692 FunkyOldGeezer
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Us Limeys just wanna know why we're nearly always the baddies in yer yankee films. Ain't ya got enuff of yer own?

Since when have the Brits done anything to you in the past 100 years, except lick your boots, eh?

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 12:42 | 1184460 TheMerryPrankster
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What the Brits did to the blues should have been against the law. The Rolling Stones began as a blues band. Amazing how many bad blues bands, became epic Rock and Roll. The Stones, Led Zep, etc.

Without Britain we would have no Pink Floyd, no Beatles, no Jimi Hendrix, no Who. And then there are miniskirts, ah. Prodigious has been the British arts  and they have influenced the entire world.

I was taught a very British centric history when I was a lad, it took me many years to understand the entire world did not come about by the actions of the residents of a smallish island off the coast of France.

Even now it is difficult to understand, what the world would look like without H.G. Wells and Aldous Huxley amongst others.

Certainly we owe as many debts to britain as we do sins. Don't take it personally, everyone loves to attack the other guy as it takes the focus off themselves.

Oh and I don't want to live in a world that doesn't have Monty Python.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:18 | 1183713 tradewithdave
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But what about our TV time?

Dave Harrison

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:21 | 1183716 tradewithdave
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But what about our TV time?

Dave Harrison

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:21 | 1183734 stiler
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All well and good, but Jesus said that heaven and earth would pass away, but his words would never die and he is the one that told the prophet Daniel to write down the words about a one world gov't (Daniel 7:23). It's going to happen. "Shall devour the whole earth"-- a Hebrew term for earth meaning universal. The Beast (imperialism) "shall tread it (the earth) down and break it in pieces", the pieces becoming the 10 kingdom (10 toes) world gov't, next in line. These are the ten toes, and in this stage it becomes brittle because it has "feet of clay". The iron never mixes with the clay, which may explain why it eventually goes to a 10 kingdom world gov't. The mega-rich nations vs. the poor? 

4th gentile kingdom: Imperialism

1. united stage (Roman Empire)

2. 2 division stage (east-west balance of power) 365 AD-present

3. one world gov't stage

4. 10 kingdom world gov't stage

5. antichrist stage

ushering in the Kingdom of God for 1000 years


Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:51 | 1184182 Revolution_star...
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Just once I would like to read something without all the religious bullshit. Talk about controlling the masses, holy shit.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 12:49 | 1184515 TheMerryPrankster
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You say there is a man who lives in the sky and he wants to give me a mansion when I die?


Tue, 04/19/2011 - 13:31 | 1184755 stiler
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You're being fasetious, right? There is a mansion in the sky only for those who believe in the Son of God. You know, "In God We Trust"?

The five fundamentals of the faith, established in 1910 to counteract the increase in liberalism in the church (apostasy) were:

1. inspiration of the scriptures

2. virgin birth of Messiah

3. the substitutionary atonement of Christ

4. resurrection of Messiah

5. miracles of Messiah


#3, the atonement was what is called the unlimited atonement, because Christ's death and blood paid for the sins of every person ever born. So all they have to do is believe. It's a free gift. There is no work involved, you don't have to go to church, walk down some aisle, it's "whosoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved", between you & God. But many choose not believe. That's your right.

It's actually a city in the sky, about 1500 X 1500 miles, cubed, with mansions. No reason to think its not literal here. It will come out of heaven to above a new earth after the Millenial Kingdom on earth (1000yrs).

Because of apostasy in the church for the last 100 yrs these 5 fundamentals of the faith have been changed to no drinking, no smoking, no movie-going, no dancing, no rock & roll music, because we want some work, to make it hard-- why it can't be that easy.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 13:41 | 1184810 Green Leader
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"It's actually a city in the sky, about 1500 X 1500 miles, cubed, with mansions. No reason to think its not literal here. It will come out of heaven to above a new earth after the Millenial Kingdom on earth (1000yrs)."

That's exactly why it's written that every eye will see it. Something that big will be seen by everyone.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 15:56 | 1185418 stiler
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Just remember, God has one condition for man to be saved and that is faith in his son. Without that no man will see God. It's by (God's) grace through faith, not of works. The alternative is very, very hot, be you a greedy billionaire, the president or just a poor nobody like me.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 21:55 | 1186546 Bringin It
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There are better answers.  Keep looking.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 21:44 | 1186415 New World Chaos
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Beam me up, ET.  If it's not a UFO then we will have to build the New Jerusalem as a colony ship, just to get away from the sheeple and their beloved Beast.  The Beast would keep us all on this crazy rock forever just so nobody figures out that life is better without the Beast, but it is actually much more than that.  We are destined to go to the stars and help weave the whole Universe into a giant emergent mind that will ultimately recreate the Cosmos.  That is what the Beast fears the most.  But the universe exists, and therefore the Beast has already lost...

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 13:04 | 1184630 stiler
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Where's George Carlin today? (I think he's dead)

My point is not to turn this into a religious forum, but just to bring God into the picture a bit. Because where we've been and where we are going are important issues I'm sure you'd agree This is true in this life and the next. And if you want to argue that point, I can, though I'd rather show it from a super rich money-loving banker's viewpoint (not a good one).

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:24 | 1183737 Trundle
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Society is run by A students who pull the strings of the frontment C student mannequins.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:33 | 1183782 CH1
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No... Society is not really run by any one person or group - it is a free for all among thugs and producers. And the ones who you think of as the A students who run things are NOT very smart. They have positions, not intelligence.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:50 | 1183883 Trundle
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Globally, that's true.  However, from a purely governmental perspective, the attractive C's are the frontmen for the more competent, and truly deranged A's (shadow government, NGO's, world agencies, etc.- the people who pull the strings).   They're all sociopaths, but the various levels of shadow government (bureacracies, federal reserve, intelligence agencies) are, at the top, laden with those whose academic credentials more suggest sociopathic A's, than C's.



Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:26 | 1183757 FunkyOldGeezer
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And one other thing... who will be at the front of the queue to be the new set of leaders in this post democratic utopia?

Why it couldn't be the self-same people who write this anarchic BS? I'm just asking, so don't chew me up.

True freedom is total anarchy. Nothing more, nothing less, but existentially, even that doesn't really come close. If you really don't want anyone ruling any aspect of your life and want to do something about it, put that shiny gun to your head; that's the only way you'll ever achieve it.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 12:49 | 1184528 TheMerryPrankster
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Anarchy without rules is just anarchy. But don't quote me on that.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 14:20 | 1184960 Mad Cow
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Utopia cannot be achieved in the physical realm, either through civilization, or agrarian. It's mathematically impossible, like a ponzi, as matter is corruptible. If it weren't for the fear of death and the insatiable desire to eat and procreate, the ponzi would collapse and the "Human" experiment would end. Global suicide is a real possibility though with the advent of Kool Aid and Hopium.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:29 | 1183771 Catullus
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Start by deleting your Facebook account and start actually socializing with people. The problem with centralization is that could never replicate the social fabric of a community. A movement away from centralization is demonstration that people trust each other on an individual basis. This is probably the most pernsicitous method that centralizers employ: fomenting distrust and radical segmentation of society into superficial groups. Anything that distracts people from a us vs. them mentality.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 21:57 | 1186553 Bringin It
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Good post.  Find and build community.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:35 | 1183793 newworldorder
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You realize of course that centralization and globalization to infinity costs a lot of time, effort and expense to maintain. Just look at the US Treasury, US Military and Security/inteligence  structures.

There really are no half way points here. You either maintain all of it or none of it. This is causing the globalists the most angst. If you don't control something, it very well could control you.

For this reason alone, they will use every trick in the book to maintain control. The US is their key.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 10:53 | 1183839 slewie the pi-rat
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"oath keepers" sounds like some nanny-state ETF derivative

"alternative" markets?  really? 

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:57 | 1184223 SilverFiend
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No,  Oath keepers is an organization that enlists police and military members to take an oath to not carry out any orders that are un constitutional.  Like disarming citizens and putting them in FEMA camps etc.


Alternative Markets from the site mentioned is merely a local community based barter network to make the populace less reliant on the corrupt monetary system in place now.  Both,  I think perfectly mesh with this site's overall message.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 12:25 | 1184353 Shell Game
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Great example of how many of us will be taken out by 'freindly' fire..  C'mon, educate yourself.  These two fellows are the good guys.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:05 | 1183986 Golden monkey
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the black helicopter is in my backyard.


I don't give a fuck, but you should know something :


it's going to be a big mistake for them if they bring me in the chop





Tue, 04/19/2011 - 12:51 | 1184542 TheMerryPrankster
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They only put you in the chopper so they can push you out at altitude. Stay away from open windows.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 11:28 | 1184093 Pseudo Anonym
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The Founders intended us to be active, sovereign citizens, in strong communities and strong, sovereign states, and that is about far, far more than merely voting.

Here's the real deal:

The Constitutionalists were guileful traitors whose attendance at the Philadelphia Convention was kept secret for an entire generation. Their document served to leave the "door" of America unlocked and ajar, so that the country's foreign enemies could surreptitiously re-enter in the days and years following the supposed War of Independence. The hypocrisy and duplicity of the Federalists is directly responsible for the present rise of fascism and advent of the New World Order.


Tue, 04/19/2011 - 12:00 | 1184233 pazmaker
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Thanks for the Link Pseudo

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 12:43 | 1184461 Shell Game
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No man made system will ever be perfect.  All it takes is for laziness and greed to be allowed off the leash for ANY good system to get fucked over.  Once we got sucked into the fiat scam, the Republic was done. 

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 12:44 | 1184470 Shell Game
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Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!