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The Washington-Wall Street Cartel has bankrupted our nation,stolen the American Dream and undermined the Bill of Rights and our Constitution...
From the tax system to the Patriot Act, Washington has become a cancer on our country.
Knowing your rights today is not good enough as they're increasingly ignored by those who are supposed to serve us. The Poor Man site is the antidote to political correctness and your partner in freeing you from a life of government bondage...
How each of the 50 states rank in freedom – New York & CA among the worst
The overall freedom ranking is a combination of personal and economic freedoms.
States Limiting Freedom Pushes People Out
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“Many Americans have made significant financial adjustments in their daily lives. Eighty percent say that they’ve been “forced to do more with less,” 73% have had to make unexpected changes, and 19% have sought some form of government assistance. Necessity has led 27% of respondents to pursue extra work. “
The Recession Hits Home
79% have personally felt its impact
42% delayed or canceled their vacations
27% pursued extra work to make money
Americans See Benefits, Too
52% are forming stronger bonds with spouses
63% have become more do-it-yourself
30% are volunteering more for charities
“Mind-Blowing” U.S. Wealth Inequality
Statistics about how much wealth is possessed by different groups of people can be hard to wrap your mind around. This video visualizes the figured in a few different ways—and the picture isn’t pretty.
The six-minute "Wealth Inequality in America," released last Friday, presents the shocking, true size of the wealth gap in the country. The Middle Class is barely better off than the poorest in the United States.
In a series of animated infographics, the video lends a visual punch to numbers that are hard to wrap one’s head around. The top 1 percent of Americans hold 50 percent of all investments in stocks and bonds, for example—while 80 percent of Americans share a paltry 7 percent of the nation’s wealth.
But most interesting are the gaps between where Americans think we are and where we really we are when it comes to wealth. A full 92 percent of Americans agree on what a healthy, ideal wealth distribution curve would look like—one that is far more equitable than what we think is the case. (“That is telling, admittedly,” says the narrator. “The fact that most Americans know that the system is already skewed unfairly.")
But this perceived gap between ideal and reality is pocket change compared with the true state of inequality—an ugly curve in which the poorest and middle class are a barely indistinguishable line, while the top 1 percent is, quite literally, off the charts.
What's encouraging is how united Americans are on how wealth should look in our country. But this video is proving to be a real wake-up call to how far we are from that goal. Take a few moments to watch the sobering video below.
As Federal Reserve Board Governor Richard Fisher (a rare voice of reason within the
central banking cartel) notes:
Throughout history, many nations, when confronted by sizable debts they were unable or
unwilling to repay, have seized upon an apparently painless solution to this dilemma:
Just have the monetary authority run cash off the printing presses until the
debt is repaid, the story goes, then promise to be responsible from that point on and hope
your sins will be forgiven by God and Milton Friedman and everyone else.
We know from centuries of evidence in countless economies, from ancient Rome to
today’s Zimbabwe, that running the printing press to pay off today’s bills leads to much
worse problems later on. The inflation that results from the flood of money into the
economy turns out to be far worse than the fiscal pain those countries hoped to avoid.
Income continues to slide in America...in real dollars, few have had a raise since the 1980s
Stopping vehicle in their tracks -- remotely
The need to stop vehicles remotely was identified by the law enforcement community. In 2010, the characteristics of a squid’s sticky tendrils were combined with the concept of Spiderman’s super-strong webbing to create a prototype of the first remote device to stop vehicles in their tracks: the Safe, Quick, Undercarriage Immobilization Device (SQUID).
Now, Everyone can lie, Not just the Government!
Fact is no longer a factor. As technology has developed, websites like YouTube and Vimeo make it possible for anyone to broadcast information, even if the information they express is based on lies. In an academic environment, a paper must have detailed references according to a set
Dirty Secrets…If you want to know who is paying for which politician, or which lobbying groups are funding the best legislation money can buy, there is one website you should put on your favorites list: http://www.opensecrets.org. You can compare financing sources and amounts for candidates, see who gives the most money to your local congressman, and much more.
Enhancing Army capabilities as new threats emerge
Some twenty-eight nations have some type of weapons of mass destruction capability, with some of them having nuclear weapons or nuclear-weapons capability. The nuclear materials in many of these countries are kept in hundreds of sites without global safeguards in place for securing them. A senior American military official described these loose nukes as the "single biggest existential threat to Western survival." Yet, in a recent exercise, the U.S. response time for deploying 90,000 troops to a crisis area – an area which included loose nukes, other WMDs, or both -- took fifty-five days. U.S. military leaders say this is just not good enough.
Growing challenges to global food security
A new report highlights issues surrounding global food systems and the importation of food into the United Kingdom. One contributor to the study says: “Global food security, and ensuring food is socially, economically and environmentally sustainable, is perhaps the most important societal issue we face. Disruptions to food supply has serious knock-on effects; economically, socially and to the health and well-being of the population.”
Bipartisan proposal makes gun-trafficking a federal crime for the first time
Lawmakers yesterday introduced a proposal to toughen federal penalties for people who illegally purchase firearms for someone else. The bill would make gun trafficking a federal crime for the first time, with penalties of up to twenty years for “straw purchasers.” The bipartisan proposal is an indication that Democrats and Republicans are exploring areas of agreement to reduce gun violence in the United States.
FBI wants 1994 online surveillance law updated
The FBI said the agency’s top priority this year is to update a surveillance law so authorities can monitor in real time Web activities of Americans suspected of committing crimes. The 1994 law, known as the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), applies to telecommunication companies, but only partially to Web-based companies.
Leaked Government Report Reveals Testing Of Gun Sensing Drones In Oklahoma
DHS Small Drone Test Plan Calls for Evaluating…
Leaked Government Report Reveals Testing Of Gun Sensing Drones In Oklahoma
Minnesota police compromises drivers' privacy
The headlines in Minnesota tell a story of a privacy scandal, after an audit has revealed that 88 law enforcement agents have abused the state’s driver’s license record system during just the last year.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance. – Declaration of Independence
Who Needs Terrorists?
Bureaucrats are a doing a fine job of underming our economy!
Over regulation is what’s killing our country. Next time a politician tells you he has come up with a great new plan to create jobs, and his plan does not include firing himself, disregard him. Maybe if we all did they would just go away.
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Traits Common to Declining Cultures...
Obsession with beauty
Decline of the middle class
Increase of violence (primarily among young)
Decline of the family
Decline of morals
Increase of immorality and ethics among leaders
An insolvent government
Failure of its people to see the decline
A decline in literacy and education
Decline of a belief in a Supreme Being
Do you see any of this happening in America?
The rapid growth of government has crippled our nation and economy with mounting inefficiencies, out-of-control spending, the elected serving their own interests, complex regulation, and lost freedom from invasive legislation such as Obamacare and Dodd-Frank.
Washington is full of government bureaucracy. To highlight, there are 15 cabinet agencies, 32 czars, 1300+ federal and state agencies (479 federal agencies alone). These agencies and czars survive by collecting taxes and fees from you – the taxpayer. This means your money is supporting duplicative agencies and programs that create destructive regulation and taxes, and ultimately destroy America’s small businesses and private sector, but can be saved with tax reform.
How to take America back from dysfunctional Politicians
Without Firing a Shot
More empty promises from politicians! They are more pronounced and grotesque than usual during an election year. But why should we think ANYTHING will be different this time around?
They tell us if we send them money and push the right magic button, our lives will be better and history will be set on the right course. Surprisingly, many people still believe it. This level of gullibility requires very short memories
Genuine change will come when the state is ignored, not reformed. It will come not when politicians are better, but when they are irrelevant.
· " A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves." - Edward R. Murrow
Definition of TRAITOR:
One who betrays another's trust or is false to an obligation or duty as in politicians who violate their Constitutional oath and betray the people.
A Nation Betrayed…is bankrupting the nation an act of Treason?
With Bi-Partisan Support, America is turning into a Corporate- Police State
Who will represent the people?
The assault on civil liberties and on due process starting with many of the measures of the Bush Administration. This accelerated under President Obama, who has concentrated power in the White House to an extraordinary degree. By avoiding Congressional approval and his own Executive Branch through the appointment of "czars" ranging from the auto industry to regulation to ethics to climate to consumer affairs, the president has subverted the separation of powers repeatedly in an imperial presidency that is unparalleled.
Crime rates have been dropping for 20 years and yet today there is more danger to civil liberties posed by government than ever before. Our government continues to expand the definition of crime while approving special powers usually found in police states.
As the terrorism threat used to rationalize many of these powers has receded, government power has never been greater or more at odds with the Constitution.
Our government has built an anti-Constitutional framework that can and will eventually be turned against our citizens. On one side we have our civil/criminal system, and the other the growing power of Orwellian dysfunction.
The people of this country are no longer represented by elected leaders or unelected bureaucrats whose draconian unlegislated regulatory powers are killing the spirit of America and threaten not only our economic viability but our national security. They are the ones to be feared, they are the ones who have betrayed America
Traitors Among Us: Who Will Save America?
>>Taking America Back from Dysfunctional Politicians - Folder One
>>How traitors in Congress are destroying our freedom, bankrupting the country & a few tools we can use to fight back...Folder Two.
>> Field Guide to Arresting Bureaucrats - Folder Three
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According to Federal Reserve data, the wealthiest 1% of Americans now have a greater net worth than the bottom 90% combined.
The last time the disparity between the uber-wealthy and everyone else was this extreme was a few short months before the stock market crash of 1929 and the ensuing Great Depression . . . leading some to believe another crash will come in 2013
But none of this has stopped our so-called leaders from…
-Both parties have greatly expanded the size of the federal government when in power.
-Both parties are full of control freaks and both parties have added more layers of ridiculous regulations to our already overburdened society when in power.
-Neither party supports getting rid of the income tax or the IRS.
-Neither party has any intention of doing anything to prevent the coming derivatives crisis that could bring down the entire global financial system.
-Both parties are absolutely showered with cash from the big Wall Street banks.
-Both parties think that the TSA is doing a great job.
-Both parties supported the NDAA and the renewal of the Patriot Act.
-Both parties have greatly expanded the unconstitutional surveillance of American citizens by government agencies.
-Both parties are extremely soft on illegal immigration.
-Both parties have treated military veterans horribly.
-Both parties are absolutely packed with corrupt politicians that are living the high life at your expense.
-Neither party plans to balance the federal budget in 2013 if their candidate wins the election.
-Neither party has a plan that will fix our deeply broken health care system
Successful strategies: Four simple rules for beating bureaucratic red tape
Find out who's in charge * Be persuasive * Be persistent * Push back hard
1. Find out who's in charge. Don’t complain to employees who have no authority to solve problems. Ask to speak to a supervisor. If necessary go all the way to the top.
Strategies for finding out who's in charge
Example:Ask to see a supervisor and don't take no for an answer.
2. Be persuasive.Explain in detail why you should receive assistance. Be reasonable rather than cranky or accusing. Begin with a phone call but if that doesn't work, always put your case in writing and attach evidence — bureaucracies run on paper. If there is an official appeal process, use it.
Strategies for being persuasive
Example: Scathing Letter of Complaint
3. Be persistent.Don’t let the system wear you down. Wear it down. Don’t give up because you’re tired or frustrated — friends, family and support organizations can bring fresh ideas and energy to the battle.
Strategies for being persistent
Example of how friends and organizations can help you
4. If necessary push back, hard.If your request is rejected, call the bureaucracy to account. Bureaucracies act invulnerable. They aren't. Find their weaknesses. They may fear bad news coverage or phone calls to government ministers or a web campaign against them.
Strategies for pushing back