• The Elites are waging war on the general population ?  Well of course they are.

    Have you taken a look around at the lazy,useless, eating slobs that inhabit this country ?  Hell, if I was one of the “elites”, I’d be right there in the War Room with them, working overtime to figure out how I was going to cut world population back to a few hundred m…[Read more]

  • No business here is legally required to accept cash now, nor have they ever been, as long as that condition of sale is stated up front.  That is what allows gas stations, for example, to state “No Large Bills”.  A contract can also state the method of payment….for example, I will only accept US gold coins in payment…..or I will only take bales …[Read more]

  • Chase can go to hell.  They can’t ‘ban’ cash for debt payments….that is the very definition of “legal tender”.  (Read Julliard v. Greenman, 110 US 421, 1884)  Once a debt is created (not a method of payment offered BEFORE the transaction, which the seller may rightly refuse…..ie…”no large bills” at a gas station, for example), then the de…[Read more]

  • Chase can go to hell.  They can’t ‘ban’ cash for debt payments….that is the very definition of “legal tender”.  (Read Julliard v. Greenman, 110 US 421, 1884)  Once a debt is created (not a method of payment offered BEFORE the transaction, which the seller may rightly refuse…..ie…”no large bills” at a gas station, for example), then the de…[Read more]

  • And how did you arrive at THAT from reading the article ?

    The HEADLINE would have you believe that….which is why the headline is inflammatory bullshit, designed to get a rise.

     

    Shame on  you, Doc.  There actually is plenty of stuff to worry about without making up crap.

  • And how did you arrive at THAT from reading the article ?

    The HEADLINE would have you believe that….which is why the headline is inflammatory bullshit, designed to get a rise.  That’s why one needs to learn to separate the wheat from the internet chaff.

     

    Shame on  you, Doc.  There actually is plenty of stuff to worry about without ma…[Read more]

  • “A secondhand dealer shall not enter into any cash transactions in payment for the purchase of junk or used or secondhand property.”

     

    A dealer can’t pay cash for his inventory. (I assume to stop theft)

    Doesn’t say he can’t accept cash for it when selling.

    Also says anyone that buys/sells more than once a month shall be considered a…[Read more]

  • Just to be clear, this appears to be dealers buying from individuals, have to pay by a trackable means.  I don’t see where this says if YOU buy from a dealer, you can’t use cash to buy goods.

    I would imagine the intent of the law was to slow up dopers selling stolen goods (not that it will that much….scrap metal maybe….but anything else …[Read more]

    • Pretty sure the statute mentions any individual engaged in the buying or selling of…

      just saying

    • Pretty sure the statute defines secondhand dealers as parties engaged in buying and selling.

      just saying

    • “I think a lot of you’all are making a mountain out of a molehill.”

       

      Maybe so, but then liberty is usually lost in the very same way that ants devour an elephant… one tiny bite at a time.  The trick is to not spook the elephant too soon.

       

  • We raise 80% of what we eat now, could go higher. Raise (and home butcher) our beef, pork, chicken (meat and egg type), pond raised catfish, plenty of wild game available as well.  Some things like salt, sugar, tea, spices, we’ll never be able to raise, but we stock a lot of that kind of thing.   We garden two 1/4 ac plots, plus run a couple g…[Read more]

    • You are very wise for preparing like this. If nothing happens, you still have valuable equipment and skills.  I am going to say something that I rarely say. My grandfather was born in 1921. My brother  and I spent many weekends and most of summer at his house. All of our close and lifelong friends lived in his neighborhood. I only remember 2 t…[Read more]

    • Good job on the prepping, JO.  You really have a great handle on this and should do very well in many of the possible scenarios before us.  Being able to grow and raise your own food is a terrific capability.  That also gets you out of the GMO food supply, which is yet another plus.  Very well done, indeed.

    • Real wealth, the kind Bill Holter is talking about, can’t be printed or folded and is measured with a scale and comes in grams, ounces and kilos. Not govt approved and specially inked paper or worse yet, virtual digits credited to one’s account, based on debt, fraud, lies and illegal and Unconstitutional banking schemes perpetuated by those higher …[Read more]

    • Real wealth, the kind Bill Holter is talking about, can’t be printed or folded and is measured with a scale and comes in grams, ounces and kilos. Not govt approved and specially inked paper or worse yet, virtual digits credited to one’s account, based on debt, fraud, lies and illegal and Unconstitutional banking schemes perpetuated by those higher …[Read more]

    • I envy your lifestyle and disaster preparedness. However, do you also have the gear and and mindset to be able to leave it all behind if forced to … or are you prepared to die holding onto it all?

      I have a friend who used to work in the belly of the beast as an attorney at the IMF. He left the IMF a few years ago when he realized that the…[Read more]

    • I envy your lifestyle and disaster preparedness. However, do you also have the gear and and mindset to be able to leave it all behind if forced to … or are you prepared to die holding onto it all?

      I have a friend who used to work in the belly of the beast as an attorney at the IMF. He left the IMF a few years ago when he realized that the…[Read more]

    • I envy your lifestyle and disaster preparedness. However, do you also have the gear and and mindset to be able to leave it all behind if forced to … or are you prepared to die holding onto it all?

      I have a friend who used to work in the belly of the beast as an attorney at the IMF. He left the IMF a few years ago when he realized that the…[Read more]

    • @Ag patient
       

      “However, do you also have the gear and and mindset to be able to leave it all behind if forced to … or are you prepared to die holding onto it all?”

       

      You raise a fascinating point with this question.  It is one that all of us need to consider well before we need an answer to it.  On the one hand, those of us who prep have …[Read more]

  • What a bullshit article.  TOTAL misdirection.  From the headline, you’d think they plan to tax individual deposit holders directly.

    Read this part, forget the rest of the hot air.

    “To be clear, the proposal seems to plan on taxing the banks based on the amount of deposits they’re holding—but it’s pretty obvious this will be passed on to consu…[Read more]

    • FDIC is FREE not a tax

    • The banks pay FDIC a type of operating fee so it is a business expense. After the 2007 disaster the fee to small solvent banks was increased a lot. It became leverage for larger banks to raid a buy smaller banks that couldn’t afford the fee. Gov. Sponsored stealing of valuable businesses.

    • The banks pay FDIC a type of operating fee so it is a business expense. After the 2007 disaster the fee to small solvent banks was increased a lot. It became leverage for larger banks to raid and buy smaller banks that couldn’t afford the fee. Gov. Sponsored stealing of valuable businesses.

  • Amen, RRB.  Been buying gold since the 350 range, and call me crazy, but I’m quite happy to have done so.  I fully expect it to pop in the multiples of today’s price at some point, and there will be a whole lot of “normal” folks holding piles of devalued paper wishing they had been a little nutty.

    After all, the unofficial motto of the FED is “…[Read more]

  • Yashimata’s Gold…..that old fairy tale.  Just like the 8,000 tons that are supposed to be in Ft Knox.

    And this “gold backed currency” thing.  How is that going to work ?  Just between govts like they did from 1934-1971 ?  Or am I gonna be able to walk into a bank/some-kind-institution, and swap paper for gold at some fixed rate like you could …[Read more]

  • Ed,

    You’ll only sell that loaf if you think you can make plenty more….in other words, the wheat farmer is still able to farm, the oil producer is still squeezing out veggie oil (assuming you use that in your batter) and so on.  If it gets hard to get a re-supply of the things to make bread, will you sell your LAST loaf for a one ounce coin …[Read more]

  • “What are your thoughts about having your PM is someone else’s vault ?”

     

    Simple:  If you don’t hold it, you don’t own it.  Same as anything else.

    That will become quite obvious in the future.

  • Solar cells are an important use of silver now, but to get down to pennies/watt, there are other technologies (flexible cells, printed cells, etc) on the horizon that will do away with much of the use of silver.  The cells will be lower efficiency, but the price will be so much lower, it won’t matter unless mounting space for panels is an issue.

  • “In a currency collapse, gold/silver are what you want to have” (paraphrased) says the opening of the video.

    Well, maybe….if the collapse is a little rinky dink currency.  But if we’re talking a major one, like the US Buck, then you’re gonna want food, water, shelter and arms a whole lot more, IMHO.  The use of metals as a medium of exchange m…[Read more]

    • “A one ounce silver coin likely won’t buy a loaf of bread.”

       

      Sure it will.  I will be happy to sell the bread that I make for that price.  It’s WAY better than the store-bought stuff and better for you too.   :-)

       

      Consider that very few Americans own any gold or silver, so both of these metals will be rare and valuable during a coll…[Read more]

    • Ed,

      You’ll only sell that loaf if you think you can make plenty more….in other words, the wheat farmer is still able to farm, the oil producer is still squeezing out veggie oil (assuming you use that in your batter) and so on.  If it gets hard to get a re-supply of the things to make bread, will you sell your LAST loaf for a one ounce coin …[Read more]

    • @Just Observing

       

      Well, as ONE person, I can only do what I can do.  Currently, I have the makings for MANY loaves of bread and if I do not make bread to sell, then angry starving people may well over-run my position instead of helping to protect THEIR food source.

       

      As for wheat, oil, and other components of bread, yes, I can make …[Read more]

  • Been victory gardening here for 40 years.  Takes a while to learn the tricks, and build up your garden to the point it will produce.  You don’t take a relatively poor hunk of sub-division yard and grow much.

    By ‘building’ a garden space, I mean plowing new ground, then adding the amendments it needs to produce.  In our case, that was 100 tons of…[Read more]

  • I predict that this will end in means testing–so those of us who were prudent and saved will be penalized in favor of those who bought new cars every two years and took fancy vacations or who were just plain lazy.”

     

    Yep.  Very likely how it will start.  Penalize the more productive and reward the less productive.  Classic Karl Marx.  (From …[Read more]

  • Ran into an old buddy of mine couple weeks back.  Asked what he was doing now. Last I’d talked to him, he was trying to get on with the local city as a transit driver.

    “Well, I went to work for Wal-mart for a couple months, but my Agent Orange disability got approved at 70% (guy is healthy as a horse except for the fact he smokes a couple …[Read more]

    • A lot of the older folks work at Walmart to supplement their SS benefits because their CDs, savings accounts, and money market accounts don’t pay anything anymore and they are afraid of taking more risk in the stock market.

       

  • After the Nazi threat came the Bretton Woods agreement.  Countries settled their debts in gold.  If the Dutch were holding a bunch of US dollars, and wanted to redeem them, gold was transfered from the US pile, down the hall to the Dutch pile.  THAT is why many countries held gold at the NY FED….it was constantly shifting, like funds in a ch…[Read more]

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