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Guest Post: Low-Tech Solutions To High-Tech Tyranny

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Submitted by Brandon Smith from Alt-Market

Low-Tech Solutions To High-Tech Tyranny

Disclaimer:  The following is a series of fictional accounts of theoretical situations.  However, the information contained within was taken from established scientific journals on covered technology and military studies of real life combat scenarios.  Alt-Market does not condone the use of any of the tactics described within for “illegal” purposes.  Obviously, the totalitarian subject matter portrayed here is “pure fantasy”, and would never be encountered in the U.S. where politicians and corporate bankers are forthright, honest, and honorable, wishing only the sweetest sugar coated chili-dog best for all of mankind…

Imagine, if you will, a fantastic near future in which the United States is facing an unmitigated economic implosion.  Not just a mere market crash, or a stint of high unemployment, but a full spectrum collapse driven by unsustainable debt spending and hyperinflationary printing.  The American people witness multiple credit downgrades of U.S. Treasury mechanisms, the dollar loses its reserve status, devaluation of the currency runs rampant, and the prices of commodities and imported goods immediately skyrocket. 

In the background of this disaster, a group of financial elite with dreams of a new centralized economic and political system use the chaos to encourage a removal of long held civil liberties; displacing Constitutional protections they deem “outdated” and no longer “practical” in the midst of our modern day troubles.  This group then institutes draconian policies through the executive orders of a puppet president, including indefinite detention, assassination, and even martial law against citizens.  For now, let’s just refer to them as “The Swedes”….

The Swedes have an extraordinary array of technological tools at their disposal.  The kind of equipment dictators like Stalin and Hitler would have killed for…literally.  This technology is so pervasive and so unprecedented in the history of tyrannical governments that average people shiver at the very thought of resistance.  The Swedes seem to be invincible. 

Some Americans think about escaping to a foreign country before the zealots totally dominate, but ultimately, running is meaningless.  The Swedes want a global control grid, not just an American one.  Eventually, the expatriates will have to face the music as well.

Others believe that they can take their families and hide alone in far off mountains to wait out the storm, but they do not consider what will happen to their country and its principles while they curl up in a ball and pray that the catastrophe does not touch them.  They forget that survival is hollow if one finds himself and his culture enslaved in the meantime.

And yet others, those who are aware of the consequences of unchecked oligarchy, decide to build communities of liberty minded individuals in preparation for the dangers ahead.  They seek local and national solutions, social and political.  However, always in the backs of their minds sits the understanding that these situations rarely if ever solve themselves, and rarely if ever end peacefully.  Despots only respect one thing - Power.  Those who refuse to fight back are, in their eyes, nothing but an easy meal, like a wounded animal in a forest of wolves.  This third group of awake Americans comes to realize that one day the Swedes will move with severe aggression, and will have to be physically stopped.  But how...? 

With modern computer driven weaponry at their fingertips, any resistance appears futile.  Some Americans, though, do their homework, and discover that most successful revolutions against better equipped opponents utilize low tech methods in highly intelligent ways.  They study the inherent weaknesses of the enemy weapons platforms using readily available online manuals and scientific journals.  They realize that these pieces of equipment costing millions of dollars each can be defeated using methods that cost little more than pocket change.  A war of economic attrition ensues, whereby the Swedes find themselves completely dependent on systems that cannot be maintained without substantial financial sacrifice.  With each new piece of hardware, comes an even more frustrating strategy of defiance.  Here are just a few examples…

CCTV Surveillance Grid

Sam is a Liberty Movement sympathizer caught in the city during the establishment of a high-tech surveillance grid in his hometown.  The dastardly Swedes relish the idea of being able to keep tabs on every person everywhere.  They even establish a database in the heart of Colorado which collates information in real time, allowing them to build and organize files on millions of citizens.  The success of this grid depends greatly on the capacity of their CCTV cameras placed in an ever expanding spider’s web across heavily populated regions.  The cameras use biometric data collected and stored by airport body scanners which the “extremists” often refer to as “naked body scanners”.  The data allows computers to quickly match specific body signs to identity. 

The Swedes told the public that their data would not be saved for future reference, but of course, this was later found to be a lie.  It did not take long before the scanners were moved from the airports, to train stations, to bus stations, to federal buildings, to street corners for random shakedowns.  Sam knows that if his file is pulled up by one of the cameras, he is in serious trouble, and so makes plans to escape the city limits.  With curfews being set earlier and earlier in the evening, he decides to make his move before it is too late.

The night vision and thermal vision capabilities on the latest CCTV cameras makes disguise nearly impossible.   Makeup and prosthetics help to hide bone structure, and a knee brace helps to change the gait of Sam’s walk, but Sam also knows that the thermal filters on the cameras are actually able to see the heat of blood flow through facial arteries, which act as a face fingerprint.  There is no low-tech way to forge this face fingerprint:

http://www.cse.msu.edu/~cse891/Sect601/textbook/9.pdf

So instead, Sam decides to block the camera system’s ability to use thermal vision at all.  He does this with a few dollars and a hat, gluing small Infrared LED lightbulbs into the cap along with a tiny battery source.  The IR lights drown out the CCTV ability to make any clear distinctions in his face, thus preventing any positive ID.  Sam is clever, and plants similar IR devices on other people without their knowledge, diluting the attention of Swedish law enforcement officials who are left wondering if their cameras are malfunctioning or if their city is swarming with “terrorists”:

http://hacknmod.com/hack/blind-cameras-with-an-infrared-led-hat/

Fingerprint Scanners

Angela is a worker in a Swedish detention facility.  At first, she believed that all the people quartered in the facility were terrorists who represented a threat to innocent lives.  But, over time, she came to realize that the true innocents were being housed in the prison, most of them detained for no more than criticizing Swedish policy or protesting a political injustice.  Angela makes plans to steal confidential information on the camp from her boss’ office and hand it over to the resistance.  Unfortunately, her boss uses a fingerprint scanner to unlock his door.  Luckily, she had done research into fail-test methods for such scanners in scientific and security journals and learned how to make molds using latent fingerprints:

http://stdot.com/pub/ffs_article_asten_akaseva.pdf

RFID Chips

RFID chipping is all the rage with the Swedes, so of course they were more than keen to introduce the intrusive technology to the U.S. once the control grid was established.  The tiny inexpensive chips allowed tracking of nearly everything, from retail habits, to civilian movements, to common monetary transactions.  Evan, a computer hobbyist and quiet supporter of the Liberty Movement, found that without certain RFID designations, many goods could not be purchased, at least in bulk.  Only Swedish officials had the ability to go anywhere and to buy what they needed. 

Evan found a solution, not necessarily “low-tech”, but easy enough to make using common materials and a basic knowledge of electronics and programming.  His idea?  Build an RFID Emulator/Cloner:

http://cq.cx/proxmark3.pl

The cloner had the ability to read particular RFID chips, even from a distance, and to then copy their unique signal.  Evan was able to clone any chip anywhere and then implant the code on an RFID card or any other item containing a chip, making life easier for him, and information easier to get for others.

GPS Tracking

Evelyn was a political activist and independent journalist before the crash.  Her writing had become quite prominent in freedom minded circles, but the dollar had fallen, and with it, the Constitution had been scrapped.  Her criticisms of the Swedish controlled government were well known, and she had heard stories of liberty writers “disappearing”.  She decided to leave the confines of the city to stay with a friend before the noose was tightened completely. 

As she entered her vehicle and made her way outside the city along backroads, away from the highway and possible checkpoints, she noticed that a nondescript car seemed to be shadowing her from a distance.  She made a few unplanned turns, and did not see the car again for twenty minutes.  Then, it appeared again, at the very edge of her mirror’s field of vision.  She realized that she may have a GPS tracking device implanted somewhere in her car, and to find it quickly would be impossible.  Thankfully, she had purchased a GPS jamming device months ago, which allowed her to block any GPS transmissions within a small to medium radius.  The device was furiously labeled by the FCC as “dangerous” and “illegal to use”, however, they remained very easy to buy until the crash:

http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/02/uk-research-measures-growing-gps-jamming-threat/

http://www.navigadget.com/index.php/2007/01/29/homemade-gps-jammer

Electronic Surveillance In General

Whether it be a CCTV camera, or a body scanner, sometimes the best option is not to evade or disguise, but to pull the plug entirely.  At least, that was James’ point of view after the control grid went into overdrive and he couldn’t walk his dog without a blue-shirted Swedish agent fondling him on the sidewalk or forcing him to walk through a body scanner.  Finally, he had had enough, and so, decided that if they wanted to track every move of every person, it was going to cost them. 

Using commonly available parts, James built a personal EMP device.  Its range was dependent on the size of the power supply he tied to it, but when used properly, it would zap anything with a circuit within several feet of him:

http://www.amazing1.com/emp.htm

The Body Scanners were useless.  RFID tags went blank.  CCTV cameras shorted.  They would eventually be replaced, but the cost would be high, and as long as he didn’t get caught, James could experience, at least for a short time, the America of the past…

Sound Cannon / Silence Gun

Mary had seen her family in poverty, her country in ruins, and her government turn to outright treason.  In her mind, the only recourse left was to take to the streets.  However, this proved to be almost as useless as participating in the election process.  New sound cannon vehicles were deployed in waves along with riot police to quell any and all protests, no matter how peaceful in nature. 

Mary learned two things quickly.  The first:  always bring a gas mask to the party.  The second:  always think simple when faced with technological tyranny. 

The sound cannon blast was terrible, making concentration difficult and causing panic amongst the protestors.  Even worse though was the Silence Gun:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/technology-blog/weird-gun-future-attacks-words-not-people-193050045.html

Which actually recorded and then projected back a person’s voice only a split second after they began to talk, causing mental confusion and eventually, frustration and silence.  The device was popular at political events where activists were likely to interrupt a candidate’s teleprompter speech to expose the public to a few truths.  Mary was not a hacker, or a military specialist, or a technician of any kind.  So, she wore ear plugs.  Problem solved. 

Night Vision / Thermal Imaging / Predator Drone

A considerable threat to those who decided to fight back against the Swedes was the widespread usage of night vision and thermal imagers by troops sent to hunt down and capture dissenters (the Swedes called them “enemy combatants).  The use of FLIR cameras on aircraft and the feared predator drones were especially terrifying to those who knew very little about how such technology actually functions. 

David, an insurgent against Swede governance, was tired of hearing about how the Predator Drones would be the doom of all who defied the establishment.  He felt that this outlandish perception came more from the fact that the drones had no human passenger, and so, no potential casualty risk.  The concept of facing down a machine that feels no combat apprehension is certainly disturbing, but not insurmountable.  At bottom, what the enemy cannot see, the enemy cannot kill.  And so, instead of trying in vain to fight the drones and their thermal / night vision on the terms of the oppressive military presence, he decided to make their vision advantage irrelevant by studying IR evasion used in sniper training. 

Regular night vision relies, in most cases, on the use of an IR light which bounces off targets within the field of view.  This is often referred to as “Active IR”.  Thermal Vision reads existing IR at a different wavelength, usually in heat producing or high IR producing bodies, called “Passive IR”.

For evading Active IR night vision, David found that regular camouflaging methods along with smoke worked well.  For defeating night vision altogether, he found that bright IR flashlights and floodlights, and even regular bright lights like camera flashes, shined directly at the target wearer of the night vision device, would be blinded for a short period of time, leaving room for escape.

Thermal vision evasion was more difficult.  David and his team first studied the IR Emissivity Tables of common everyday materials:

http://www.optotherm.com/emiss-table.htm

http://www.tnp-instruments.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/emissivity_how_to_check.pdf

All objects above the temperature of absolute zero release a certain level of electromagnetic radiation, which thermal imagers pick up and translate into a visual picture.  Hiding one’s heat signature is difficult, but not impossible.  The key, as David learned through military sniper training manuals and combat analysis, was to match his IR signature with that of his surrounding as much as possible. 

He fashioned a hooded cloak using a material that would block much of his initial warmth, then lined the inside of it with emergency space blanket material, which reflects back around 90% body heat.  The cloak design worked well because he could easily take down the hood and unwrap himself when not in immediate danger, allowing the material to cool as he walked.

Then David attached local vegetation to the material to help match its IR Emissivity to the surrounding foliage.  This combination reduced his thermal signature drastically.  Overhead drones could not identify him clearly as a human, if they were able to see him at all.  Ground forces were a greater threat, but the element of surprise was still possible for the insurgents with cloaks. 

In combat, the tandem dangers of drones overhead and ground forces in pursuit with thermal vision made life difficult.  David carefully studied field guides to Predator Drone strengths and weaknesses:

http://info.publicintelligence.net/JFCOM-UAS-PocketGuide.pdf

David and his team then utilized a special strategy under these extreme circumstances called “False IR Signature”. 

Operating in bad weather gave the freedom fighters an instant advantage.  Heavy rain washed away thermal footprints and obscured body heat.  Thick cloud cover made image integrity poor.  Contrary to popular belief, the drones had many downfalls, and their eyes were limited in numerous ways. 

When in the middle of combat, where drone surveillance was most dangerous to low-tech resistance, multiple fake IR signatures were created using whatever was available.  David used a combination of IR Chemlights and hot burning road flares thrown all over the field to misdirect drone cameras.  With IR hotspots everywhere, the thermal cameras had no idea where to focus, let alone which targets were real, and which were fake.  IR strobe light flares flashed intermittently causing even more confusion, and masked to some extent muzzle flash from firearms. 

Larger objects could also be faked using pieces of metal heated with fire, or even heated metallic balloons arranged in a sizable pattern to mimic a hot running car or tank.  Drones would zero in on false targets and unleash missiles, only to waste the expensive ordinance on party favors and scrap.  Through David’s knowledge and efforts, the game had become more level.

Technology Or Force Of Will?

Technological weaponry and surveillance should never be underestimated.  Today’s advancements are terrifying, devastating, and were designed after decades of trial and error in peripheral wars and burgeoning dictatorships around the world.  A technology cannot be defeated by someone who does not respect its capability.  That said, in the end, wars are not won with fancy gadgets alone.  All conflicts are decided by a primary driver; force of will.

Who has the strength of spirit to endure the longest?  Who has the intelligence to outwit the technology?  Who knows exactly what they are fighting for and why?  These questions decide victory, not unmanned aircraft and computers.

In the introduction, I joke a little about the state of our Republic, but sadly, the fictional accounts above represent realities that Americans today must consider as practical and possible in the near future.  “The Swedes” are not illusion, but a parable of the kind of totalitarianism that arises in the midst of any culture dominated by elitism and collectivism.  Whether you believe this is realistic or not in our nation today I suppose is dependent on your level of awareness surrounding current events.  My goal in covering the information above is not to convince you one way or the other of the dangers ahead.  The point is to redistribute the knowledge so that one day, in the event that the stories portrayed turn out to be more true than you realize, you may have the ability to do something about those troubled times as an effective champion, rather than a helpless victim…

 


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Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:13 | Link to Comment LULZBank
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this si mine

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:17 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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I suggest some of you bitches, those who can grasp the concepts without being mindnumbingly linear, read some goddamned Science Fiction.

Nearly every scenario, which amaze the majority here, has been convincingly created.

 

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:20 | Link to Comment WaterWings
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ENEMY OF THE STATE, bitchez.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:22 | Link to Comment Animal Cracker
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Hope, bitchez!

 

...this time for real.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:26 | Link to Comment idea_hamster
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Nice story -- hope you look good in orange, dude.  

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:30 | Link to Comment Oh regional Indian
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When all this is finally in place, the Majority will really understand the Minority Report.

Too late, mate. And most of this is already happening, just not openly.

ori

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:26 | Link to Comment El Viejo
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Some States already have RFID readers on the highway to read the RFID "sticker" on your license plate. They will know where you are if you travel the roads.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:30 | Link to Comment malikai
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This is nice. It's like a modern day Anarchist Cookbook.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:44 | Link to Comment FEDbuster
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"If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face— forever." George Orwell 1984

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 19:34 | Link to Comment mkkby
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Think $2 cans of spray paint. 

One spritz will destroy the lens of a camera or sensor.  Perhaps $1 million in damage to the surveillance control freaks and their ponzi finance.  No go forth and express your artistic side with paint.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 12:03 | Link to Comment pods
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Ahhh, the good old days.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:46 | Link to Comment Lucky Guesst
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Well then I'll have to steal your car to travel! ;-)

 

 

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:36 | Link to Comment Carmagnole
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expect the stolen car to be remote-parked near trigger-happy TSA enforcers real soon after some smart road identified you were not the allowed pilot on an approved trip

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 18:42 | Link to Comment old naughty
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by all means...

if you have the gold to buy gas.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:42 | Link to Comment Tidewater
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Ok, I'm walking around the office in a hooded cloak to block my heat signature and I've got space blankets stuffed inside my clothes, which are covered with the local vegetation. But I still seem to be surrounded by drones.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:47 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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Maybe you need to carry the microwave around as well?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:17 | Link to Comment JPM Hater001
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the drones would just use it to warm up their lunch.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:30 | Link to Comment NewWorldOrange
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The best way to destroy drones is always to kill the queen. Kill the head and the body will follow.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:53 | Link to Comment gmrpeabody
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Dude..., that looks like it may leave a mark.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:00 | Link to Comment WhyDoesItHurtWh...
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Make a tin foil hat, problem solved.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:39 | Link to Comment Sancho Ponzi
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Tidewater: Is your cloak RF shielded? And tin foil hats are so last millenium. LOL

http://www.lessemf.com/personal.html

Check out the BlocBag

 

 

 

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:37 | Link to Comment DeadFred
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Yeah, and your point is what?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 12:10 | Link to Comment Abitdodgie
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The way I look at all this is that if you go up against the US Army you will loose , it did not work out well for Iraq et al , and belive me they were very clever in fighting the US Army, so I would point people in the direction of Americas inferstructure . Once you start making supply trains and trucks unreliable, things start to go wrong , also things dont work without electricity so the power grid is a thought ,also oil pipe lines, water lines ,gas lines . Anything that is going to make it hard for the production of Army stuff. After all FEMA camps dont work to well if there is no power . Don't go at the bull head on , just trip it up and break its leg.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 16:47 | Link to Comment AustriAnnie
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The funtioning of the military is a very complex, hierarchical process.  The more complex it is, the more opportunities for things to "go wrong".  The more hierarchical, the more vulnerable to things going wrong, because only one link has to be removed from the chain of command for things to go (at least temporarily) a little haywire.

Above all, human beings are still at the head and heart of it all.  Those human beings are vulnerable.  They fear loss of power, loss of income, they fear shame, they fear the people they work with.  Psychological warfare in a sense, is possible, by making the people fearful of passing information, using information.  Its not hard to create a false cause for paranoia and distrust among people (e.g. make an army official think that he has a whistleblower in his midst or a mutiny brewing and he will become more concerned with saving his ass than doing his job).  Human beings have weaknesses.  Endless opportunities exist to exploit them.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 18:47 | Link to Comment Seize Mars
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AustriAnnie:

 

"Above all, human beings are still at the head and heart of it all.  Those human beings are vulnerable.  They fear loss of power, loss of income, they fear shame, they fear the people they work with.  Psychological warfare in a sense, is possible, by making the people fearful of passing information, using information.  Its not hard to create a false cause for paranoia and distrust among people (e.g. make an army official think that he has a whistleblower in his midst or a mutiny brewing and he will become more concerned with saving his ass than doing his job).  Human beings have weaknesses.  Endless opportunities exist to exploit them."

Drones will be controlled by non-Americans. There wil be no fear or paranoia. The will fear no loss of income or loss of power. They want this. There will be no mutinies among drone pilots.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 17:14 | Link to Comment lemonobrien
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i perfer to flash the cape and stab it when it goes by; aikido styles

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 18:45 | Link to Comment Seize Mars
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"if you go up against the US Army you will loose"

Please, for the love of God, get it straight. It's "lose," not "loose."

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:50 | Link to Comment Long-John-Silver
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I was trained by the US Navy to avoid detection described in this article. It's not really that hard to do if you have proper training and an innovating mind. It's not Science Fiction at all. Thankfully most people in control think the same way you do. IE: Those non-conformists are just dumb-ass red-necks which can be picked off easily. What always happens is a "Freedom Fighter" walks in the shitter and puts a knife in your neck while your trousers are around your ankles just before the other "red-necks" start burning the trucks and tanks.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:32 | Link to Comment NewWorldOrange
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Fire is highly underrated.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:48 | Link to Comment fattail
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Seems like a big magnet would come in handy to.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 12:05 | Link to Comment pods
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Single greatest weapon they have is debt.

They use it when you use it.

pods

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:53 | Link to Comment rotagen
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The government is an ugly fat control-freak step-father .  Do what always works.  Just laugh at his impotence and go about your business.  As everyone does this, the numbers alone will overwhelm him.  And he will pray to his nonexistant god for help, to no avail.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:17 | Link to Comment Ruffcut
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I think gold, silver and lead are low tech enuff for me.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:19 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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Ruffcut

Lead runs out.

Keep your gun in the toilet with you? In the shower?

As War Nerd so rightly pointed out, just burn the house down and take the Gold from your crispy body.


Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:28 | Link to Comment ArrestBobRubin
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Naaah, the math favors the People. If 3 million Americans take out one scumbag each, Lead ain't gonna be the only thing that runs out...

Many Hands Make Light Work

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 12:49 | Link to Comment Confused
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The math has always favored the people. Which is why TPTB spend so much time refining their distractions. Keeping the people fighting amongst themselves is what allows them to continue to operate.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:44 | Link to Comment Ricky Bobby
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Fuck you Gully

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:51 | Link to Comment Tinky
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The impressive bolding of your type distracted me from the somewhat less impressive content of your post.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:54 | Link to Comment Long-John-Silver
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Not if you know how to make your own ammo. http://fliiby.com/file/34127/3qv4b6zoo3.html

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 13:15 | Link to Comment Kobe Beef
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Celebrate your Independence with a really bitchin' fireworks show.

http://www.pyroguide.com/index.php?title=Main_Page

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:57 | Link to Comment CH1
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We have found a prospective servant for the new masters.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:00 | Link to Comment LouisDega
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According to Tessio, You tape the gun behind the toilet. You dont want to come out of the bathroom with just your dick in your hands 

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:13 | Link to Comment toady
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That was Sonny who didn't want his brother coming out of there with just his dick in his hands.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:19 | Link to Comment Badabing
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Edit for TV: just a stick in his hands.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:54 | Link to Comment LouisDega
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Yes, But Tessio suggested the toilet idea. You know, That chain thing. Sonny did in fact mention the part about his brothers dick in his hands

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:16 | Link to Comment Badabing
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Luca Brotzi sleeps with the fishes

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:21 | Link to Comment Red Heeler
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Nobody ever got lucky in an empty bar.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 18:50 | Link to Comment Seize Mars
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It's "Luca Brasi."

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:05 | Link to Comment tmosley
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And from those crispy ashes rises the spirit of a martyr.  With enough of those, a wave of violent revolution sweeps the country.

If someone wants you dead for real, then you are probably going to die.  But those who do such things paint a target on their own backs.  Everyone can't live in the green zone.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:14 | Link to Comment LULZBank
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And from those crispy ashes rises the spirit of a martyr.  With enough of those, a wave of violent revolution sweeps the country.

Is that before or after they have recorded a few episodes of Paranormal?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:34 | Link to Comment TheFuture_MrGittes
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Vincent Vega?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:45 | Link to Comment knightowl77
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On a long enough timeline EVERYTHING runs out....the key to prepping is having enough of what you are counting on to last as long as you do...

 

Before my boat sank, I had enough lead for both me and my neighbors for a very long while...Damn boat

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:20 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I think Zero Hedge, Tyler, have turned into robots that post certain authors unconditionally, when others have devised well writ plans (that others have used extensively) to take back the money supply and CRASHH JPM and the fiat system. that holds us hostage.  Apparently either those who have popular blogs only share the spotlight with others with popular blogs, or they really don't care about changing the system, they merely like to watch the world burn.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:49 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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lol, and you all junk me.  you are all fucking space monkeys, running around, blowing up meaningless shit.  You sit in the High School cafeteria, reading blogs written by millionaires who fucking trade within the system, while there are those of us who fucking try as hard as possible to take down the system, and you ignore us, and you sip your expensive drinks, and fucking pat each other on the back.  ZH is becoming a joke. 

There is no leader, so you all march around like a group of lemmings, ranting about this, bitching about that, to retire to your sorry lives, to wake up the next day and do it all again.  This while the clock ticks. 

Yet you could have your freedom; you could have your rights.  But do you take them?  No.  You fawn over other men like a bunch of school girls, thinking about how great Hendry, Keiser, etc are.  And you do nothing. 

You are no diferent from the limp tea partiers/OWSers.

You are pathetic.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:56 | Link to Comment viahj
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and what are your plans...to liberate the zoo?

or are you from the future?  pulled your teeth out yet?  eat any spiders?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 12:11 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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LOL
you get a green for quoting an awesome movie.

"you got your innocent victim right here!!!".

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:57 | Link to Comment TN Jed
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I think the best thing we can do is Judo our opponents and use their momentum to work for us.  ie, get out of the way and help them do all the wrong things.  When you're opponent makes a mistake, never interrupt them.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 12:55 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Uh, yeah, my point exactly.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 13:44 | Link to Comment Max Fischer
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On the topic of why Tyler posts Brandon's articles and not your own (which is what your rant is really about) ..... there's a really big, thick line separating articles of substance and carnival barking.  

Buy silver, crash JP Morgue!  Price doesn't matter!  I predict the US dollar will collapse 143 times in the past two years! 

*LOL*

MF

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 14:10 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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You got me!  I want articles posted by me, Mr Lennon Hendrix, to run through exactly how the Buy Silver - Crash JPM would also crash the entire Fiat Ponzi because, I think what you are insenuating, is that I want to be popular, like Tyler....

Wait, who is Mr Lennon Hendrix?  Oh yeah, he doesn't exist.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 14:51 | Link to Comment SILVERGEDDON
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That comment of yours, Max, is Freudian slip, redux. Mister Hendtrix makes more sense in one comment than you have made in your entire career of disinformation on Zero Hedge. Go die in a fire, disinformation ass hat drone.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:37 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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Dammit Max, did you up arrow yourself again? 

And here I was just about to praise you for All the Good Progress you made, little skipper.

Now don't be despondant, we'll try again on another post, mkay?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 14:48 | Link to Comment CH1
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I think the best thing we can do...

The best thing we can do is to START ACTING.

You can sit and complain - however eloquently - forever, and never actually DO a damned thing.

If we want to accomplish anything, step number one is to overcome inertia and MOVE.

Get started doing something - anything. You can modify your tactics as you go, but if you never start moving you remain a neuter forever.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:40 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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here's one for the gorilla 

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 12:19 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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i greened you up Lemon.. i got my own ass burned last week for not Having the Master Plan available.   As if I'd post it any fucking where if I did.

Just know that there are plenty of people out and about who are watching and waiting.  No one is moving yet, because the first head up over the wall gets turned into ravioli filling.  That doens't mean there's no one there.

Our greatest strenght lies in dis-organization.  Anything that returns a radar blip is going to get smoked, and well.  Look at those poor Hutaree inbreds.  Or those Cleveland OWS idiots who had trouble making water.  They got crushed.

I like to come here for laughs myself.  I do learn a lot of good shit, but the laughs are what make the wait bearable.  You can't stop living in the meantime.

Get a small group, local, and get it ready.  There will be no one Patrick Swayze leading the wolverines, instead, he will be Legion. 

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 12:54 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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You are a fucking pussy.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:39 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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On the other hand, it could be that the reason no one understands or manages to corollate with you is because you're a fucking horses ass.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 13:32 | Link to Comment Max Fischer
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Our greatest strenght lies in dis-organization.....

*LOL*

You're a fool.  That's an exceptionally poor excuse to do nothing.  Maybe if you ride around on a unicycle with 15 dinner plates spinning on your head, you'll confuse them into submission.  

MF

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 14:09 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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max fischer-jewish sodomite

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 14:13 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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You are caught insulting "someone" with a fake fucking name; a fake fucking person - on a blog with a bunch of people running around wearing ski masks.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 14:30 | Link to Comment Floordawg
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And worse yet, insulting an intelligent comment.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 14:05 | Link to Comment Floordawg
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"Get a small group, local, and get it ready."

Have fun in the circle-jerk... asstard.

How's that for a laugh?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 17:16 | Link to Comment AustriAnnie
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"There is no leader, so you all march around like a group of lemmings, ranting about this, bitching about that, to retire to your sorry lives, to wake up the next day and do it all again.  This while the clock ticks. "

Mr. Hendrix, you seem a little frustrated.  Of course there is "no leader".   Most here believe in individualism, so its hard for leaders to emerge from a group where everyone is questioning everybody.

Secondly, you assume because people log on to ZH and "rant about this and bitch about that" that they aren't actually doing anything when they log off.  I think you'll find most of us here are all for making something happen, and we're as frustrated as you are that we seem to be the only ones buying silver and trying to scream to anyone who will listen to get them to join our side.  To us, all YOU do is rant.  Oh wait, you are actually doing something else when you log off of ZH?  Yeah, so are a lot of us.  Stop thinking you're the only one who gives a damn.  My entire future depends on what actions I take today, and believe me, I sure know it.  I wouldn't be here if I didn't get that.

You posted this claim that "nobody is doing anything", ironically, on an article that provides some small bit of information about real steps that can be taken in the future to avoid system detection (something we may, or may not, need to use, but valuable information nonetheless).  It is a guide for real action steps. I would think you would like that.  You are welcome to post your own advice and tips for things that might be useful (as I know you have in the past, and I hope you continue to do so).  

You are an old-timer here and one of the Zhers I respect highly.  But your "plan" is not the only one.  Others are also here with thoughts for discussion and also have a right to be heard.  Instead of berating them, maybe you could stop waiting for your turn to speak and read these other articles and perhaps learn something.  The information that is available on this site has reached countless people who are actually waking up.  Just because you might be farther along on the learning curve does not make the information posted here useless.  Some people are not at "action" steps yet, as they are just for the first time realizing what is going on.  For them, education is the first step.  Knowledge is action.  But its intangible, so you don't realize the power it has and the change it creates.

We're all on your side, Hendrix.  You're wasting your fight on friends.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 17:31 | Link to Comment AustriAnnie
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"We're all on your side, Hendrix."

Edit: except Max.  

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 13:11 | Link to Comment diesheepledie
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I agree with you. But I am pro NWO.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:37 | Link to Comment NewWorldOrange
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"I think gold, silver and lead are low tech enuff for me."

Yessir. And the best defense is a good offense. There's a readily available and very devastating low-tech weapon that is highly underrated in its relative ease of use and destructive power: Fire.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:18 | Link to Comment BlueCollaredOne
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Printed and added to the binder I keep around for when (not if) the Internet becomes censored. This shit is thought crime to the Nth degree.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:47 | Link to Comment Lucky Guesst
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Printing.... Good idea. I'll get with the program once SHTF but first I am going to morn the loss of the internet. It is the #1 resource that I will truly miss.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:13 | Link to Comment NewWorldOrange
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Not to state what might be obvious, but of course what EVERYONE should print and save is not just the article but especially the items LINKED in the article.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 13:51 | Link to Comment BooMushroom
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If the internet is 100% free, uncensored, and unblocked by our government, you'll know that TS has not HTF.

If you wake up in the morning, and ZH and several of your favorite beans, butter, and bullets websites are all gone, but OMG.YAHOO.COM is still working, it's probably time.  And then it will be too late to access your instruction manuals online.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 17:44 | Link to Comment AustriAnnie
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Basic physics textbooks, and manuals on electrical circuits, mechanics, and other "how to fill-in-the-blank" guides are only 1 fiat dollar at used bookstores.  A lot of us have become used to googling our "how to's" but book-format can be useful in cases of power outages or any other catastrophe (natural or man-made).  (Ask yourself: if you can't fix everything you own, do you have the manuals?  I tend to look online for information, forgetting sometimes that it may not always be there when I need it)

Knowing how to fix other people's broken shit is also a good skill to have in tough times.  Most people can't screw in a curtain rod by themselves.  He who has the know-how (and the tools) to fix things will have income.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:17 | Link to Comment ITrustMyGut
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so true...

all the frogs laughed and played in the warming "bath"... mocking the warning...and then one day.. they found the decades of preperation the PTB had done to incrementally eat frog for dinner..

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:21 | Link to Comment Badabing
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its a cookbook!

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:41 | Link to Comment NewWorldOrange
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Indeed, a sort of updated but short version of The Anarchist Cookbook.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Anarchist-Cookbook-William-Powell/dp/0962303208

No one who thinks things in this article may come to pass, intends to fight back, and wants to prepare should be without it.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:55 | Link to Comment lincolnsteffens
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"How to Serve Man" Clatoo, nikto verada!

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:19 | Link to Comment PR Guy
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...and the people who want all this are already out there. Just taking one step at a time to get that ultimate control. Gradually eroding away your liberty and human rights.... and they know where YOU live.

 

I really do wish I could 'go off matrix'.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:55 | Link to Comment Imminent Crucible
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It's pretty easy to go dark if you're willing to put up with a little inconvenience. Okay, a lot of inconvenience.

But I can't get too worked up about this stuff. All this high-tech surveillance and intimidation is horribly expensive, and the government is already broke and reduced to desperately trying to extort a few billion out of Eduardo Saverin. The Fed and its pitiful worthless FRN will implode on themselves and take the Stasi house of cards down with them. It's not an Orwellian police state we have to fear. It's the chaos that comes when TPTB attempt to make a North Korea out of 300 million well-armed rednecks.

See ableammo.com

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:24 | Link to Comment Bollixed
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"It's the chaos that comes when TPTB attempt to make a North Korea out of 300 million well-armed rednecks"

Average life expectancy of CCTV cameras from SHTF to 'bullet hits the lens' = less than one day...

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 13:53 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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Perhaps a month ago I stumbled upon a URL that contained numerous pictures from the British highway system. Britain is overwhelmed with surveilance devices, and the pictures showed many of the traffic cameras had been used as outlets for aggression. Most of the destruction appeared to be the result of actions other than gunfire.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:37 | Link to Comment MrPalladium
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BINGO!!! +1

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 13:57 | Link to Comment BooMushroom
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If he had not renounced his citizenship, and paid all taxes due, he would've given the federal government about fifteen minutes worth of operating capital.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:20 | Link to Comment PaperBear
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When are our governments going to return to protecting the privacy of the people and have the operations of government more transparent ?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:24 | Link to Comment BlueCollaredOne
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LOL

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:20 | Link to Comment NewWorldOrange
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WTF? umpteen up arrows for an "LOL"? "Me too" herd mentality. No disrespect to you BlueCollaredOne - presumably you don't have a hundred sockpuppets joining you here.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 12:21 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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I think that you're not recognizing just how many fans of irony visit here.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 13:59 | Link to Comment BooMushroom
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Me Too!

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:27 | Link to Comment Lucky Guesst
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LOL (wouldn't want to join a herd) but that statement is really really funny!

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:46 | Link to Comment Overfed
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Shortly after monkeys fly out of my butt.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 14:53 | Link to Comment CH1
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When are our governments going to return to protecting the privacy of the people and have the operations of government more transparent ?

I'll presume that's a serious question.

The answer is NEVER.

States NEVER protect privacy and act honorably. That's just crap we learned in state schools.

States can survive only by taking money by force, from people they are able to hurt. THAT'S IT. The rest is propaganda.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:20 | Link to Comment Rathmullan
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So there are some rays of hope (n change) afterall.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:20 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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it's not that hard to imagine

(THX 1138?)

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:21 | Link to Comment sudzee
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Beware: all your wealth is recorded by computer. Computers don't operate well on 0 volts.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:58 | Link to Comment Imminent Crucible
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Real estate doesn't reside on hard drives, nor do gold and silver or the best wealth there is, which is having a hot wife.

Speaking of which, I have a fire to put out.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:22 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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nor does fertile soil or the skills that go with it

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:59 | Link to Comment PR Guy
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...but you can bet they have a hard copy backup somewhere of all your debts :-(

 

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:29 | Link to Comment El Viejo
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The banks didn't, but maybe they have learned.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:21 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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But this is so easy to fight and the ultimate power is in the hands of the people. Don't participate, stop spending money on any useless thing, boycott credit, boycott I gadgets, avoid restaurants cut the cable TV, just buy what is necessary. Eliminate the wants and only spend frugally on the needs. Boycott universities and watch the tuition go down as colleges close down. Drive less, don't buy gas. A quiet nonviolent revolution of the people can stop this.

Too many people are afraid of being completely free. Fuck the machine

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:43 | Link to Comment adr
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You will never ge enough people to go along with you. Sheeple covet the warmth of security. They will take the guy holding a twinkie with 1000 armed soldiers behind him over the guy saying, run away its a trap, every time.

We don't have to go Amish. We need to kill the beast of concentrated power. Remember even after the first shots of the American revolution, most of the people still favored British rule.

There is still time to save America. If 200k white middle class Americans storm washington and take over the capital, things would change quickly. Obama could order the army to attack, but contrary to popular opinion here, most generals would not go along with that order and would join the rebels.

THE ELITE KNOW THIS. That is why Obama wants to create a DHS army of equal size and power to the US military made up of ghetto trash that will follow his orders without question.

You think the black flash mobs aren't coordinated by the upper levels of black politicians. They are nothing but drills, training for the near future.

If Ameirca wakes up and takes the capital, the hard part will be the immediate race war that follows.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:08 | Link to Comment tarsubil
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"... most generals would not go along with that order and would join the rebels."

 

I disagree. Our generals are not so different from the politicians. The only reason they'd disobey an order from the President would be to declare themselves Emperor.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:09 | Link to Comment Floordawg
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Seriously dude, take that ridiculous shit someplace else. I'm really disturbed that you got that misguided rant in just above my comment.

ATTN: CIA, NSA, FBI, DHS, I claim no affiliation in any way whatsoever with the misinformed nitwit above thats obviously watched the movie, Red Dawn far too many times.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:33 | Link to Comment fattail
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Ok you asked for it.......

WOLVERINES!!!

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 12:23 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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Mother fucking pansie, you're the one in the wrong place.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 13:46 | Link to Comment Floordawg
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It has nothing to do with courage you fucking dolt. It's about using intellect (obviously something you severely lack).

Why don't you and all the other fuckin' idiots that agree with this nitwit quit talking shit and go get mowed down by the paid professionals your so eager to go up against.

Do me a favor and wear a nametag, lfmayor, so I can laugh my ass off over your owned, dumbass corpse.

But I KNOW that ain't going to happen, because YOUR a fuckin' pansie... Bitch.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:27 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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your palms are sweaty right now, aren't they?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:16 | Link to Comment Blue Horshoe Lo...
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This person actually thinks black people are running this government?  What a moron.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:20 | Link to Comment Lucky Guesst
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If you are still thinking black/white, democrat/republican or christian/athiest you aren't even close to being ready to save this country or even your own ass!!!!

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:34 | Link to Comment the not so migh...
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yeah,  it more like Reptoid against ape decendent primatives.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:47 | Link to Comment Floordawg
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EXACTLY!

You don't die foolishly attempting a frontal attack on a fully armed, armor-plated, indestructible Mecha Godzilla death machine... You quietly wait for the opportunity to flank to it's rear and simply unplug it, rendering it useless.

Quit buying stupid shit you don't need people.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:14 | Link to Comment akak
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Quit buying stupid shit you don't need people.

Especially addressing the under-40 crowd, whose pathetically shallow and meaningless lives are seemingly lived around acquiring and ceaselessly using the latest "must have" e-gadget, like infants constantly grasping at the other little shiny object hanging above their crib.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:33 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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Old fuckers are doing this shit too babe. Not to offend, but the age thing is another divider I will not allow myself and friends to buy into.

akak, stop.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 15:38 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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have to agree its the only real weapon. Would also add, build some skills grow and eat real food with real nutrition. Get in shape. You can't separate mental and physical health completely.  

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:22 | Link to Comment PaperBear
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If enough people tell them to ‘take a hike’ then we win.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:24 | Link to Comment F. Bastiat
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Theoretically, drones should be easy to detect.

It seems very achievable to set up a fairly inexpensive, off-the-shelf, drone detection network consisting of cameras, PCs, and an Intel openCV software app.  Finding the right camera, and enough of them, would likely be the biggest challenge.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:58 | Link to Comment Lucky Guesst
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Drones are a little over rated. They can't fill the sky with enough to follow each individual. They wouldn't waste ammo on individuals so the trick would be to communicate from a distance with other collaborators. Never do business outdoors, don't travel at night when most people are inside... that would look suspicious. I still think there are too many to control once it falls apart.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:05 | Link to Comment Imminent Crucible
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Heh. I can't wait for the opportunity to find out which is the more effective drone deactivator, double-ought buckshot or #6 turkey loads. There's no noise ordinance out here in the country; the neighbors are going to be so annoyed.  Unless they're in on the shoot, too.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 12:28 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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I like #4 buckshot myself... about .24 caliber.  You get a good payload count for increased hit probability with enough mass to give plenty of energy delivered at 40 yards.

Lee has a casting mold for 000, 00 and #4 buck now., I bought the #4 and love it.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 12:40 | Link to Comment F. Bastiat
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I doubt they'll be out in the country; there's no surveillance "leverage" to fly them around the prairies. In urban areas, one drone can cover areas with thousands of people and thus the "bang for the buck" of "high density" surveillance makes them useful mainly in urban areas.

As well, consider altitudes. If you look at the camera shots released off today's drones, most "shots" are taken around 3,000 feet or below.  While, in surveillance modes, one would expect them to be found flying at 50,000 feet or so.

For the high flyers, they could be sensed with an automated camera and software network using OpenCV image processing. Not too hard to do.

Helicopters are bigger threat to ground forces, but they can be picked up through audio processing the "beats" of the rotors. Same "drone detection" network capabilities can be used.  Add a mic and some signal processing to pick up audio "finger prints" of chopper blade rotation.

So, in a nutshell - audio detection for choppers, video detection for drones.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 12:41 | Link to Comment F. Bastiat
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Agreed; highly overrated IMO. They're uniquely effective is the desert because they've got "clear sailing".  Looking at Afghanistan, for example, the Taliban are still going to rule it in four years and the drone wars will have been all for naught.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:23 | Link to Comment Hedgetard55
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Luckily, we have the freedom loving and corruption hating "Kenyans" in office  here to keep the "Swedes" at bay, for now, until Ramney is elected.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:19 | Link to Comment Buckaroo Banzai
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You put quotation marks around "Kenyans" as if we don't really know he's a Kenyan.

Let's be clear: it's a fucking fact that we have a fucking Kenyan running this fucking country.

Unfuckingbelievable.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 14:16 | Link to Comment BeetleBailey
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...who is, genetically, White and Arabic by percentage of his own mother (white) and father (who was listed on his own <valid> B.C. as Arabic, and a small percentage "African").

Shit - even the bastards NAME is fucking Arabic.

Barack (meaning "blessed" in Arabic)

Hussein (Hello!)

Obama (Arabic)

......and the bastard has the gall to say he's African-American.

Not even close.

Just because he "looks" black, is the reason American blacks vote for him. Idiots. Sammy Jackson being their head dickhead.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:24 | Link to Comment robertocarlos
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Nuke it from orbit.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:18 | Link to Comment Buckaroo Banzai
Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:24 | Link to Comment ArrestBobRubin
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Lead is dense and decidedly low-tech ya?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:26 | Link to Comment scatterbrains
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Facebook should make it easy to identify and capture your family members should you protest too much.

 

 

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:04 | Link to Comment Lucky Guesst
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If you are still on facebook get out. Don't just deactivate.... take a few days to slowly change your info to fake and unfriend, delete posts, pics etc.  Then change your name... first the last name and then the first name on another day because it doesn't allow you to do both at the same time unless its slightly similar to your old name. Then deactivate!

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:24 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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Sound advice.  Makes sense to drop misdirections in anytime one is in virtual land.  So many of the posters here either give away too much info about who or where they are, or they are really good at integrating misinformation.  I hope it's the latter, but I have my doubts.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 12:42 | Link to Comment F. Bastiat
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Already done; never used actual info on it in the first place.  A completely anonymous identity backed up by a Trac Phone and mobile 4G Internet access with a "dynamic" IP address. Impossible to track.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 13:09 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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That knock at the door...don't answer it.  ;)

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 12:56 | Link to Comment BeetleBailey
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Terrific advice. I did close to that...the last picture I posted was of a thermo-nuclear mushroom cloud.

That, after a series of pictures of;

Charles Manson

Bart Simpson

Jenna Jameson

A flower

A horses' ass

Ocean pictures and different goofball scenery pictures from around the globe.

I also changed my education background, work history, place of residence, numerous times.

The University of the Universe, M.I.T., Southwest North Dakota State Central Community College (took FB four times to accept that one) dishwasher at Denny's, golf caddy, picked out unusual places to live (like Krygistan, Albania, Okahumpka, Florida, Hell, Michigan, Broken Arrow, OK, etc.)

I did it until Facebook said I couldn't do it anymore (and they do that).

Then, I went in and deleted it....and stay off the fucker. If you go back in within two weeks and "check to see" - voila~ - your account is re-activated.

I've never gone back.............

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:25 | Link to Comment toady
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Start torturing family and the resistance will give up.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 12:29 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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this from the same ijits who told us torture is ineffective?

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:28 | Link to Comment Badabing
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Ill take Low-Tech Solutions To High-Tech Tyranny Richard.

What is IEDs

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:00 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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I'll take Asymmetric Warfare for a $1000 Alex.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:30 | Link to Comment orangegeek
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only one problem.

 

USD remains in a bullish count.

 

http://bullandbearmash.com/index/usd/daily/

 

this column sounds like the plot leading into the movie Johnny Mneumonic - a flick from the 90's

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:30 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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My city was going to get 4 drones. People objected and they scrapped the idea and will, instead, purchase equipment that will allow them to find stuff (like bodies) underwater.

I have some hope.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:44 | Link to Comment BlueCollaredOne
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So your city put its foot down?  The state will then buy them.  So your state is going to put its foot down?  The TSA goons will come in with them. 

I don't mean to rain on your parade, but I fear it's much to late for hope. 

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:55 | Link to Comment SubjectivObject
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Dewdles, curl up with your loded gun, but try not to atrit the features of the war of attrition waged on our behalf. 

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 11:30 | Link to Comment Intoxicologist
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Maybe her city heard about all those unfortunate boating incidents and decided it would be prudent to buy some equipment to go PM fishing.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:52 | Link to Comment DeadFred
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If I take into acoount the intelligence of elected officials I have to conclude you live in Phoenix.

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