War On Poverty? No, It’s A War On Prosperity

Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” It’s a war that will never be “won” because it is not and was not meant to be.

It’s a $22 trillion boondoggle that currently enslaves 100 million Americans (and over its life enslaved many more), making them essentially wards of the state. It’s destroyed families by undermining self-sufficiency, reducing the work ethic and encouraging out-of-wedlock births while creating an ongoing cycle of dependency. Enslaving Americans was the goal of the statists in the beginning, and it continues unabated.

Why do I say this? Because the statists know that the more dependent we are, the easier we are controlled. Dependency is a natural proclivity of human nature.

The $22 trillion spent on this “war” came from money transferred from producers to create a whole new class of nonproducers, as well as from money printed out of thin air.

The money creators impoverish the people by transferring their wealth to government. When the “money supply” is increased, there is no increase in actual wealth. Just the opposite, new money is negative wealth. It destroys the wealth of the people and/or transfers it to the money creators.

So the producer class is impoverished because the money they earn is worth less, and their savings earn negative interest. The dependent class is further impoverished because the paper money they receive from government buys less and less with every new dollar printed.

Likewise, the word “poverty” in America is typical government doublespeak. When the “War on Poverty” began, about 14 percent of Americans were considered poor. Today, after $22 trillion dollars and 50 years, about 14 percent of Americans are still “poor.” But poor does not mean hungry, homeless and impoverished, as it implies.

Poor today means air conditioning, cable or satellite TV, a home computer, a widescreen television and at least one vehicle. Yet they still get $9,000 or more in government largess — in the form of cash, food, housing and medical care — with incentives to accumulate more.

Like all of government’s “wars,” this one has enriched the banksters and the crony capitalists and impoverished the people. The war on poverty has really been a war on prosperity.

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Healthy Kids? Fat Chance

Schools across the country continue to deal one way or the other with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “Smart Snack” rules — the latest portion of the Michelle Obama-backed Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

Some are dealing with it by ditching the plan altogether — and forgoing federal dollars in the process — and going back to serving old and more popular menu items. Others are attempting to comply. But the rules are ridiculous and arbitrary and are doing little to help make kids “healthy.”

One such rule requires schools to ditch bottled teas and replace them Gatorade G2 (GG2). And while ditching bottled teas containing sugar or sugar substitutes and other additives is laudable, replacing tea with GG2 indicates there is something afoot besides kids’ health.

GG2 is the last drink children — or anyone else, for that matter — should be drinking. First, GG2 contains Splenda. Splenda is a synthetic sweetener containing sucralose and is found in thousands of processed food products. Splenda is made by combining three chlorine molecules with one sucrose molecule in a covalent bond. The human body has no enzymes to break down the covalently bound chloride. Consumer complaints about Splenda consumption include gastrointestinal problems, seizures and dizziness, blurred vision, allergic reactions, blood sugar increases, and weight gain.

Research shows sucralose destroys beneficial gut bacteria. One study on animals indicates it kills as much as 50 percent of the beneficial bacteria in the intestines. It also alters glucose, insulin and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) levels, making it a real danger to diabetics.

GG2 also contains acesulfame potassium, a zero-calorie sweetener that is 200 times sweeter than sugar. Acesulfame potassium works in the body by stimulating the secretion of insulin in a way that may lead to hypoglycemia. In lab animals, it has produced lung, breast and organ tumors, leukemia and chronic respiratory diseases. Long-term use in humans has resulted in headaches, visual disturbances, mental confusion, nausea, depression and liver and kidney damage.

Among other additives, GG2 contains monopotassium phosphate and FD&C Blue No. 1. Monopotassium phosphate creates an imbalance of phosphorus and calcium in the body. Too much phosphorus spurs the body to draw calcium out of the bones, causing osteoporosis.

FD&C No. 1, a blue dye, has been linked to allergic reactions and carries a warning label “Caution: Do not consume if sensitive to aspirin.” In 2003, the FDA sent out a safety warning concerning its use in medical procedures following reports of discoloration of the skin, urine and feces in patients given a feeding solution containing the dye.

In short, GG2 will make kids fat and susceptible to a host of health problems. Smart snacks? Hardly. Healthy kids? Fat chance.

The Democrats’ Ruse

Commenting on Senate GOP Quash Democrats’ Attack on Free Speech,
Matforce says:
September 11, 2014 at 7:11 a.m.
Our “pay-to-play” legislature has been writing policy for 30 years now that has answered to and benefitted moneyed interest over what is good for “we the people,” even over what is good for our nation, and has resulted in the consolidation of wealth to the top like we haven’t seen since before the Great Depression.

When you couple that with the rhetorical propaganda manifesto, “The Integration of Theory and Practice,” by Heubeck and Weyrich from the Free Congress Foundation that uses the relentless pounding home of rhetorical sound bites, the contents of which do not have to contain the least amount of accuracy or truth, the only thing that matters is the conviction with which the deception is delivered.


To counter the effects of these divisive and deceptive attacks through electronic media, TV ads, and print costs $$$ MILLIONS. Dark money from Super PACs comes into the USA to curb policy to their ends. It doesn’t even have to originate in the USA; foreigners can contribute to our political debate through funding of these Super PAC mouthpieces to turn USA policy to benefit “multinational” corporations that dwell beyond the jurisdiction of the USA.

That is why we need to overturn Citizens United! Calling it free speech is a ruse to confuse a gullible people into signing over the USA to moneyed interest.

We need to fund our elections from a blind trust that is divided up equally among the parties or candidates to be used to get their message out. May the best message win!


Conventional Wisdom Is A Mass Illusion

A recent poll by Rasmussen found that more than one-third of Americans had no clue which parties control the House and Senate. What a sad commentary that such a basic bit of information — taken for granted by this audience — is lost on an American populace so distracted by bread and circuses.

This, of course, is not true of the typical Personal Liberty Digest™ reader. You are a special lot and much appreciated. Most of you are making a valiant attempt to rid yourself of a lifetime of brainwashing and propaganda. It is a difficult task; I know. And it has nothing to do with one’s intelligence.

I have watched as otherwise intelligent and thoughtful people have had their minds manipulated so that they acted against their own best interests as a result of propaganda. It seems that organized and sophisticated propaganda is able to operate above the threshold of intelligence. In other words, without some imperative to trigger inquiry, very intelligent people buy into lies and myths the same as the general population. The lies and myths then become conventional wisdom. The human mind rarely accepts a challenge to conventional wisdom. Instead, it dismisses it under the auspices of “conspiracy theory,” a catchall category for information outside the main.

But you, Personal Liberty reader, keep your focus on reality, paying no attention to the political noise, the controlled media, the economic establishment or, indeed, the medical cartel in America. You recognize it for what it is: all noise that interferes with a calm and sober psyche.

Here are things as I perceive them: The U.S. is deteriorating at a very fast rate — one that is becoming perceptible to even the millions of people who had not previously observed it. Even mainstream economists are starting to sound the alarm, though they continue to miss or ignore the cause. It does not matter “who” is doing it to us. The main thing is “it” is being done.

It is up to us to choose personal liberty for ourselves and our progeny and loved ones as much as it is possible within the laws of the land, whether we agree with those laws or not. Our great and overpowering advantage over the masses and the elites is our dedicated accumulation of special information that we dig for outside the system. But to take advantage of it, we have to think outside the box. Sorry, this is a requirement.

This type of thinking and the revealing of information outside the main has caused me to endure many slings and arrows and charges of nuttery. No matter.

You are likely familiar with the parable Jesus told of the sower as read in the Gospels. The sower spread seed. Some fell on the path and was devoured by birds. Some fell on the rocky ground where they took root but withered and died in the heat. Some fell among thorns and were choked out. Others fell on good soil and flourished. The lesson is that many seeds are planted here, but few become permanent. So it is with the truth. So it is with people.

Only a few can focus and then hold that focus until they achieve personal liberty based upon a foundation of health, wealth and knowledge. They refuse to look over their shoulders at the system and are no longer influenced by the system.

Therefore, the main and powerful issue facing everyone in the United States is the depreciating currency. This is very simple to understand but becomes merely an illusion to those who haven’t escaped the system. Somehow, people cannot grasp that they can be impoverished even while accumulating, saving and holding the currency of the land.

Why is the mass illusion perpetuated? The answer is that the myth blinds the masses because they have childlike misplaced faith in “authority.” They are politically naïve. Few people can imagine that the system is not honest, that it is indeed very sophisticated fraud.

A depreciating currency expedites a transfer of wealth from the producers and savers to the money creators. Depreciating currency becomes hyperinflation and finally, in the endgame, deflation and economic collapse. As we experience hyperinflation there will be, as has always been, a quick disappearance of cash (deflation).

Money creators through all the ages have many pretenses and disguises like war, price controls, exchange controls, etc. Translated, this is suppression of liberty and severe restriction on privacy and travel. This is happening now and will only increase, along with a massive dose of propaganda and charges of anti-Americanism against those who seek an escape route.

Remember, the majority believe propaganda until it is too late for survival. The rest rationalize that things are bad but that times will get better long before there is a reign of terror. This was the mindset of the German people in the 1930s. While a few escaped, most believed the propaganda. But you know the ending: Nazi Germany and then a destroyed country.

If the face of tyranny is pretty enough, people can be manipulated to adore and embrace it. Modern tyranny is so sophisticated that it actually appears benevolent to the masses. How Herr Goebbels would love it. He’s likely smiling from hell!

All this is what we get when depreciating currency is used to confiscate the wealth and savings of the people. All fraud and social and economic chaos originate with depreciating currency. When prices rise (inflation), this is depreciating paper money. But the people don’t make the simple connection and fraud continues.

Governments are all on a paper money system. Paper money moves wealth and production into the hands of government. All is fine with this mass theft until there comes along an aging population.

An aging population becomes nonproducing consumers. This reverses consumption from the government to the nonproducing, aging consumers. Governments can’t afford this and they have to reverse consumption back to government. They want young people to produce and fight wars funded with paper money.

What to do? Kill off the aging population, benevolently of course. Down the road, there is euthanasia; but for now, we put them under the tender care of the medical establishment. Everybody gets rich except the aging victims killed with drugs, operations and “medical care.”

Anybody ever find out about it? Nope.

Only a few find out who have the capacity to look beneath. It’s the perfect crime and a very profitable one.

For personal liberty, accumulate gold and silver outside the system and keep yourself in good health through proper diet and exercise. Proper diet means mostly raw whole foods and only organic, free-range meat. Expensive you say? Not nearly as expensive as falling into the hands of the deathcare system.

And avoid the bread and circuses.

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If You Take Him At His Word, Obama Is Insane

“I want the American people to understand how this effort will be different from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,” President Barack Obama said in a nationally televised address Wednesday night. “It will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil.”

If you take Obama at his word and believe that he believes what he said, he is utterly insane. There are currently U.S. troops on the ground in and around Iraq sent there by Obama. Whether there are 100 or 500 or 10,000 or more is irrelevant. Whether he calls them advisers or observers or something else is irrelevant. They are there, and their numbers are growing incrementally. That’s called “mission creep.”

The U.S. has spent most of the past decade training and arming Iraqi troops, al-Qaida-linked “freedom fighters” and an assortment of other ne’er-do-wells that he and his neocon buddies call “the good guys.” Those “good guys” are the same “good guys” that became the bad guys and ran roughshod over the vaunted U.S.-trained Iraqis, who surrendered their U.S. weaponry faster than a Frenchman on double-time.

So Obama’s strategy is to use bombs to kill ISIS troops — and, no doubt, civilians as “collateral damage” — and let the vaunted Iraqis and some new group of al-Qaida-linked “freedom fighters” (whom we trained and are continuing to train and who are aligned with ISIS against the Syrian regime) wage the fight against ISIS. In other words, he’s going to continue to do what he’s been doing for six years — and just add in some bombs for good measure. And he expects that to defeat ISIS.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting a different result. If you take him at his word, Obama is clearly insane.

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These 9/11 Questions Remain Unanswered

Three years ago, on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I posed a series of questions about the official narrative that to this day remain unanswered — and largely unasked — by the propaganda media and the elites walking the halls of power.

Here they are:

  • In the months leading up to 9/11, the United States’ vaunted intelligence agencies lost track of 19 foreigners, most of whom had overstayed their visas, and could not catch up to them even though some of them were living with FBI informants and others were enrolling in flight schools where they sought to learn to fly — but not land — airplanes. They were living the high life and not showing any evidence of trying to hide. In July 2001, according to an article in Germany’s daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies received warning signals through the Echelon spy network that Middle Eastern terrorists were planning to hijack commercial aircraft to use as weapons against important symbols of American and Israeli culture. Yet we are told the attacks came as a complete surprise. How could this happen?
  • Papers released by WikiLeaks indicate that in the weeks before 9/11, American intelligence services were on the trail of another group of five men with terrorist ties who were staying in California. They slipped away in the days after 9/11. Were they a fifth team of hijackers who did not complete their mission for some reason? How were they able to escape the massive U.S. dragnet?
  • Two days before the 9/11 attacks, the “Lion of Panjshir,” Ahmad Shah Massoud Khayin, who was the leader of the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan, was assassinated by two suicide bombers posing as journalists. In the early morning hours of Sept. 11, a van occupied by Middle Eastern men pulled up to The Colony Beach and Tennis Resort in Florida, where President George W. Bush was staying. They said they were there to interview the president, but didn’t have an appointment. They were turned away. Are these two incidents related?
  • Two hours before the planes slammed into the Twin Towers, two employees of the Israeli instant messaging service Odigo received messages warning of the coming attacks, according to the Israeli publication Haaretz. Who sent the messages and why? Who else was warned ahead of the attacks?
  • At 8:44 a.m., during a working breakfast on missile defense with Congressional leaders, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld predicted a terrorist attack would come, saying, “Let me tell you. I’ve been around the block a few times. There will be another event.” Did he know about the attack in advance?
  • How did that passport of Satam al-Suqami survive the crash? The plane was exploded into a giant fireball upon impact with WTC 1. Yet the passport exited his pocket or luggage and fell unharmed to the ground near the tower, where it was spotted by a passerby and turned over to police despite the bedlam going on all around? How is it that his was the only identification found out of all the passengers on the plane?
  • At 8:50 a.m., four minutes after the first plane struck, CIA head George Tenet was made aware of the crash and realized it was no accident. Yet there is no indication he made an effort to stop Bush from making a scheduled appearance at Booker Elementary School in Florida, despite the danger he may have been facing were a highly coordinated attack being carried out. Before entering the classroom, Bush paused to speak with then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice. Later, Bush said he learned of the first crash before entering the classroom when he saw the plane crash into the building on television. There was no video of the first crash until much later in the day, and the school principal said there was no television in the area that Bush could have seen anyway. Why this discrepancy? Was Bush lying?
  • According to media reports, a number of the passengers on the hijacked airliners supposedly used cellphones to call loved ones and authorities. But cellphone technology in 2001 didn’t allow the use of phones above 10,000 feet. How were the calls possible?
  • Witnesses reported seeing a white jet that looked like a fighter plane trailing United Airlines Flight 93, and a sonic boom was reported in the area over Pennsylvania. Was there a second plane? If so, where did it come from?
  • Some witnesses also reported seeing Flight 93 on fire before it crashed into the field. Why were these witnesses hushed up and why weren’t they allowed to testify for the 9/11 Commission? What was the plane they saw and did it shoot down Flight 93 upon orders from Vice President Dick Cheney?
  • If the plane flew into the ground intact, how did a large portion of the engine fall more than a mile away from the crash site? How did lighter debris wind up as far as eight miles away?
  • In the days following the attacks, at least 60 Israeli citizens were arrested and held secretly — some of them with ties to Israeli military and intelligence. Fox News’ Carl Cameron was the first mainstream reporter to break the news. It was weeks later before other mainstream news outlets picked up on it. His four-part series that provided evidence that the Israelis had foreknowledge of the 9/11 attacks has been scrubbed from Fox News. Who were these Israelis, what did they know and what became of them? Why did Fox News scrub the stories?
  • The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is tasked with protecting American airspace. Yet even though the Federal Aviation Administration notified NORAD of the hijacking of American Airlines Flight 11 at 8:38 a.m. and other flights in the minutes that followed, it wasn’t until long after the last plane hit the ground that NORAD planes showed up. Where were they and why did NORAD sit on news of the hijacked planes for several minutes (which NORAD admits to but won’t explain) before scrambling any fighters?
  • When the 9/11 Commission tried to get answers to these questions, NORAD stonewalled and its representatives lied. What were they covering up and why? Why do they continue to stonewall to this day?
  • Firefighters and reporters arriving on the scene of the WTC fires claim to have heard numerous explosions before the buildings collapsed. What caused the explosions? Were they deliberately set to bring down the Twin Towers?
  • How did fires cause two skyscrapers to fall? It’s the first time fire ever brought down a skyscraper, and it happened to three buildings in one day. Why did they pancake down as if in a controlled demolition? If fire weakened the support beams, as the official stories suggest, why didn’t the towers fall to one side or the other, rather than pancake down as if in a controlled event? Many engineers and architects at AE911Truth.org say it could not have happened as we’re told. Why are they being ignored? Better yet, if these architects and engineers are lying about their theories, ask yourself what they stand to gain from lying and what is their motive.
  • Traces of an explosive called thermite were found in the rubble of the WTC, and melted steel was found beneath the columns. What is the source of the thermite and what caused the steel to liquefy? Burning jet fuel does not reach a temperature high enough to liquefy steel.
  • What caused WTC Building 7 to fall?
  • The maneuver required to fly an airliner at the trajectory of the one that hit the Pentagon would be difficult for an experienced pilot, and some of the air traffic controllers watching the flight believed it to be a military aircraft at the time. How did a terrorist with limited — and by all accounts very poor — flying ability pull off such a maneuver without crashing into the ground prior to reaching the Pentagon?
  • Why was the hole in the Pentagon wall too small to accommodate an airliner — both in width and height? Why were no identifiable parts of a Boeing 757 found at the crash site? Why was an engine turbofan from an A3 Skywarrior found at the crash scene? If Flight 77 did not crash into the Pentagon, what happened to it and its passengers and crew?
  • In the weeks and months after the attack, men alleged to have been the hijackers and supposed to have died in the attacks began turning up alive. At least seven of them have been seen since 9/11 and one was found to have died prior to 9/11 in an airplane crash. What is the explanation for this?
  • Why did Bush begin talking to cabinet members about attacking Iraq while the Afghanistan attack was being formulated
  • If we attacked Afghanistan with the intention of defeating al-Qaida and killing Osama bin Laden, why are we still there? Al-Qaida is no longer in Afghanistan and bin Laden is reportedly dead
  • Why did the Pentagon participate in a cover-up and attempt to mislead the 9/11 Commission?
  • Why do members of the 9/11 Commission believe there are still many unanswered questions regarding the events of that day? Why did Commission members say they believed the Commission was set up to fail? Why have there been no charges of obstruction filed against those who stonewalled and lied to the Commission
  • Did someone or someones in government or within some shadowy quasi-governmental agency participate in or facilitate the attacks? Was it a coup against the Bush regime? Could that explain Bush’s seeming confusion and his trips crisscrossing the Southern portion of the U.S. before going back to Washington, D.C.? What other lies are we being told?
  • And a new question: What’s on those 28 redacted pages in the 9/11 Commission Report that congressmen have called “shocking?”

Why aren’t you asking some of these same questions?

(Other sources include: http://www.antiwar.com/justin/j030802.html, http://www.911timeline.net/, http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/booker_time.html, www.prisonplanet.com, 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made In USA.)

For Optimal Health, Our Goal Should Be High Stomach Acid, Low Tissue Acid

Proper levels of acid in the human body are crucial. But not all acid is the same.

Which acid we are referring to is not just kind of important, it’s all-important — like life or death. And doctors pay no attention.

Remember these three points:

  • Acid in your stomach — good.
  • Acid in your tissue — bad.
  • Acid water to cleanse your face — good.

Acid In The Stomach Is Good

The pharmaceutical companies and TV advertisers tell Americans that stomach acid is bad. It is bad indeed if we don’t have any. And if we take their antacids as they insist, we won’t have any stomach acid and we will eventually wind up with stomach cancer.

Without proper stomach acid somewhere around a pH of 3 to 4, our food rots — causing putrefaction and backup poison. This is serious and leads to disease, most likely cancer. Your digestive process breaks down if you don’t have enough stomach acid. Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is the only inorganic acid our body makes.

Ever wonder why your dog can eat all kinds of compromised food and thrive? The answer is that dogs have lower pH stomach acid levels; they are about 1.5 to 2. They can digest and process much better than human beings, and they don’t take antacids.

Adequate stomach acid becomes ever more critical as we get older because we have less of it. This means that we get less nutrition assimilation, which in turn causes a lowering of immunity.

But once again, pharmaceuticals and doctors are practicing symptomology. Symptoms of acid indigestion in the absence of ulcers are actually symptoms of lack of acid. Ever heard of a doctor prescribing acid for an acid stomach?

Without enough hydrochloric acid we cannot absorb minerals or digest protein. Our digestive capacity diminishes as we age; but it’s easily compensated for with betaine hydrochloride, which we should take with our meals. Another good habit is taking 1 or 2 teaspoons of whole apple cider vinegar in a glass of water before meals.

Speaking of hydrochloric acid, I by chance found some anecdotal evidence of the high efficacy of hydrochloric acid by injection. The dosage ranged from 1-250 to 1-1000 in 10cc of distilled water without any toxic or inflammatory reaction no matter if it was given orally, intravenously or intramuscular. The results were astounding.

Generally, the oxygen content of the blood doubled within 30 minutes, and a significant stimulation of the phagocytic (white cells) system was also noted. In one instance, phagocytosis increased the white blood cell count from 7,800 to 2.6 million within 48 hours.

This is not the effect of drug activity. This is the injection of the basic acid of the human body. What a stimulation of the forces of resistance!

The conclusion here is that hydrochloric stomach acid needs to be adequate at all times.

Acid In The Tissue Is Bad

The ideal situation is for the body to be slightly alkaline. But due to our very high-acid diet from commercial foods, our acid buildup is getting worse with time. With the progressive accumulation of acid, we come closer to death. New babies are highly alkaline. Acid in the tissue is very different from acid in the stomach. The difference is the pH. Tissue acid should range around 7.2 to 7.4 pH as measured by pH paper or test strips using saliva.

Acid in the stomach is inorganic acid. Acid in the tissue is organic acid. One is life and assimilation and one is pollution.

As we age, we get more acid accumulation. This means a shortage of oxygen and a shortage of breath. Most cells die in an acid environment, but some cells survive by becoming abnormal cells. This is cancer.

To get more oxygen and to dispose of acid waste, we drink alkaline water and eat an alkaline diet. The amount of organic acid accumulation is directly related to the amount of oxygen we have. The more acid you have, the less oxygen your body has — and the more potential for disease.

When the environment for the cells becomes too acidic, there isn’t enough oxygen to go around. In order for some cells to survive, they selectively change some cells so that they take in carbon dioxide (CO2) and give off oxygen (O2).  This sets the stage for cancer.

But when we drink alkaline water, we are drinking water with excess oxygen, not in the form of O2 but in the form of OH, which is very stable because it is mated with positively ionized alkaline minerals.

Two of these hydroxyl ions can form a water molecule (H2O) and give off one oxygen atom. The alkaline mineral is used to detoxify poisonous acid compounds while supplying excess oxygen to the cells preventing the development of cancer.

Got Valuables? Hide Them Here

Subject: Safety Deposit Boxes

You wrote not to store valuables in a bank safety deposit box. It would be very helpful if you could give some thoughts on WHERE to put those valuables. I would really appreciate your advice. Thank you!!!


Dear Karen,

First, you should tell only one or two of your most trusted family members or friends that have valuables stashed. Remember the adage that “loose lips sink ships.” You should invest in a good security system for your home. This is true whether you keep much of value there or not. You should then invest in a fireproof safe and secure it in your home in a hidden location. That can be in the crawl space, the basement, the attic or a void in a closet or ceiling. There are also secret safes available. You can hollow out an inconspicuous book, place valuables in it and put the book on a shelf.

If you own property, you can bury your gold and silver in a waterproof container or containers somewhere on the property. Just be sure you can locate it again by placing it near a landmark or drawing a coded map for yourself that you then secret. You should spread out your stash so that your savings aren’t decimated should some of them be located by thieves. To better hide it, make the hole about 4 feet deep, place the gold and silver in the bottom of the hole, fill the hole almost to the top, then place a junk metallic object in the hole and cover it completely. That way, anyone with a metal detector will think the junk metal is what set off the detector.

You can place coins in the freezer in bags of vegetables or in coffee cans or plastic containers beneath frozen food. Just be creative.

Sadly, the reality is that no matter how clever you are at disguising a hiding place, a determined criminal with enough expertise and experience can find what he’s looking for. Your objective is to make it as difficult and time-consuming as possible.

Time is usually precious to a thief. The longer he is at risk of exposure, the more likely he will be caught. He wants to get the job done quickly and get the heck out of there. Make it as tough for him as possible to find your valuables and you’ll improve the odds that your goods will remain safe in your possession. It’s also a good idea to place a fake “stash” of $100 or so that the thief can find with a little effort. Once he starts looking, a thief wants to look until he finds something. This might encourage him to move on.

Best wishes,

Years Of War And We Have Not Learned A Thing

As we approach the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it seems that despite the years, the thousands of military casualties, trillions of dollars spent and regime changes caused, we in the U.S. seem to have learned little and accomplished less.

On Sept. 13, 2001, Hillary Clinton proclaimed that, “Every nation has to either be with us, or against us. Those who harbor terrorists, or who finance them, are going to pay a price.” President George W. Bush proclaimed much the same thing, using almost the exact same words, to Congress a week later as he sought and obtained a use of force agreement from Congress that essentially gave him and subsequent presidents carte blanch to bomb whomever they chose, all in the name of fighting a “war on terror.” Funny, that “price” promised by Clinton and Bush apparently didn’t extend to our “ally” Saudi Arabia.

Soon after the invasion of Afghanistan in response to 9/11 — ostensibly to root out former CIA contract agent and U.S. ally (and Saudi Arabian national) Osama bin Laden (who we were told was responsible for the attacks) and unseat the Taliban that governed the country and harbored bin Laden — we were emphatically told by the Bush regime and the propaganda media that al-Qaida in Iraq and Saddam Hussein posed an “existential threat” to the U.S. and that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. This was the imprimatur Bush and the neocons used to rally Congress and Americans to the cause of perpetual Middle East war and regime change wherever and whenever in order to “spread democracy.”

Anyone in the Middle East and the African continent suddenly became a potential target of U.S. bombers and drone strikes… all for “humanitarian” reasons or to fight “terrorists” — terrorists that, it turns out, the U.S. and its “allies” were arming and training all along.

“We had to attack them there before they attack us here,” was a common refrain uttered by the Bush regime, his proxies, the propaganda media and, sadly, most Americans. It made for great theater and even greater sleight of hand. All this on the basis of a false meme: that Saddam possessed weapons of mass destruction and there was a nexus between al-Qaida and Saddam. There was never a call to attack the real culprit: Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia provided 15 of the 9/11 hijackers (if you believe the official “story” as told by Washington) and much of the funding for the operation. This has been reported by such august “official” publications as The New York Times, and others. More details of the Saudi involvement are also likely what’s found on the 28 redacted pages of the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry of 9/11 that Reps. Walter B. Jones (R-N.C.) and Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) are trying to have declassified — information the two men called “shocking.”

For most of the 18 months following the Afghanistan invasion, all we heard from the Bush regime was a rallying cry to justify a war on Iraq. The resulting fearmongering, with an assist from an al-Qaida beheading video (Daniel Pearl), got Americans rousingly on board with the attack that commenced in March 2003.

The U.S. has been bombing ever since. It’s bombed wedding parties and birthdays in Pakistan and U.S. citizens in Yemen. In order to “save” citizens in Libya, it bombed them. It helped assassinate Moammar Gadhafi. “We came, we saw, he died,” Clinton yucked when she learned of Gadhafi’s death.

It’s bombed people in Mali, Somalia and Algeria. According to the Bureau for Investigative Journalism, the drone campaign had killed at least 2,400 innocent civilians — including hundreds of children — by January 2014. Tens of thousands more died in Libya from NATO (read U.S.) bombs.

The result was a power vacuum in a once peaceful country that’s left hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Libyans dead or impoverished and caught in the crossfire of a sundry of militant groups vying for power. It also enabled the gunrunning operation through the Libyan consulate that got Ambassador Chris Stephens and three others killed.

Is anyone surprised that there are people in the world who bitterly hate the United States and its rulers?

Now ISIS, birthed by the U.S. in 2006 with an assist from Saudi Arabia and nurtured, aided and abetted by the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, is the new terror brand for the military-industrial complex. They are, we are told, an existential threat to America. They are, we are told, massing on our Southern border. And they have, we are told, “beheaded” two journalists and untold other Syrians and Iraqis.

ISIS, we are told, is the greatest threat to America since Nazi Germany. Fact: ISIS has only about 10,000 to 20,000 fighters. Many of those are simply “joiners” who have no particular loyalty and signed on because they wanted to be on the “winning team.”

The American public, just recently weary of perpetual war and having last year staved off a neocon- and Obama-proposed U.S. attack on Syria — which would have benefited the very group of al-Qaida-linked terrorists that have since become or joined with ISIS — is now clamoring for war with ISIS. This clamor is fueled by two suspicious “beheading” videos, one of which has been proven as staged if not completely faked and the other suspicious in both its similarity to the first and the fact that it was initially released by the same group responsible for the release of the fake video blamed in the Benghazi narrative by the Obama regime. Those facts, coupled with James Foley’s ties to the CIA front group USAID, make the beheading videos suspicious and likely false flag events designed specifically for the purpose of agitating the American public for war.

It is very difficult to get any truth in America from the politicians or the controlled media.

It is risky to believe anything official. The art of war is that all warfare is based on deception and that rulers must cultivate the appearance of moral rightness in order to rally the people and persuade them to fight. It works!

The government of the United States has reasserted its power over the American people. It is now stronger, much stronger, because of the threat of a “terrorist” attack. This threat, we are told, comes from ISIS, which the U.S. created and funded, and which, if it’s on U.S. soil in any form is here because the Obama regime opened up the border and invited it in. And now we stand poised to start all over in Iraq. And some in Congress want to give the president sanction to bomb some more?

Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken told CNN last week a new Iraq war would “probably go beyond even this administration to get to the point of defeat.” That means embarking on another Middle East misadventure without end.

The U.S. has been making war in the Middle East for 34 years. It’s enriched the globalists and the military-industrial complex, impoverished the people and earned the U.S. great, well-deserved enmity.

I want to candidly remind you that governments — all governments — need crisis, no matter how much lip service they give to the idea of “peace.” Crisis is a well-known Machiavellian strategy to gain and solidify political power and persuade public opinion.

Crisis provides the stage where governments can control all sides. At least they can arrange events to “naturally” unfold. Governments must have scapegoats and phony enemies. The people must have perceived threats to their security, and so naturally government is there to “protect.”

Governments must have enemies to the extent that they finance them. There can be no military budgets without perceived enemies.

Don’t be fooled again. The U.S. has nothing to gain by entering an Islamist religious war. When will the American people learn?

Another Economics Lesson For The Statists

Not even a government monopoly can overcome basic economics.

Lured by the promise of federal subsidies (read “free” money), school systems across the country went all in on the Michelle Obama pet project National School Lunch Program’s Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act that posed strict limits on calories, fat, sugar, carbohydrates and sodium in school lunches and also limited the types of snacks available and foods served at other school activities. As was usual with the collectivists, we were told it was all about the children: particularly, childhood obesity.

School lunch programs and vending machines have long been cash cows for school systems. The more “needy” children that schools could recruit into their “free” or “reduced” lunch programs with the lure of two or three “hots” a day, the more federal largess the school districts received. Vending machines peddling Twinkies, Ding-Dongs, chocolate bars and sodas could pull in incomes of five figures in a single year. Bake sale fundraisers typically pulled in hundreds more to help fund extracurricular activities.

But it turns out kids don’t want what Obama is peddling. School districts have seen a sharp decline in school lunch participation and a sharp increase in school waste. The lost sales have school cafeterias struggling to make ends meet. The end of fundraisers has restricted extra activities the kids could pursue.

According to a survey by the School Nutrition Association (SNA), about 25 percent of school lunch programs have lost money for the past six months because of the new Obama-inspired menus. In New York, more than 75 percent of school districts are losing money because of the new federal lunch and snack regulations, Todd Fowler, food service director at the Bloomfield and Canandaigua schools told The Henrietta Post.

The SNA reports that statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show a decline in student lunch participation in 49 states since the new standards took effect. Millions of kids are now shunning school lunches.

“The students are clearly voting with their pocket book,” Warren Consolidated Schools Superintendent Robert Livernois told the EAGNews.com. “What I see down the road, as these regulations become stiffer, is our paying customers continuing to vote with their wallet and going elsewhere for their meals.”

Livernois said federal regulations are creating a two-tiered school lunch scenario in which poor children are forced to eat the school lunch while others bring food from home. “I see the program morphing into a free and reduced meal program,” he said.

In last week’s economic lesson, statists were taught how confiscatory taxes and burdensome regulations drive businesses out of the country to more business-friendly climes. This week’s lesson is that to be successful, a business must provide a desirable product.

Long-time readers know that I have long been an advocate for healthy eating. But as history has shown, not even government can force a product on an unwilling public for long. And in yet more typical government program double-speak, the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act has resulted in exactly what its name implied it would prevent.


I began publishing my monthly newsletter The Bob Livingston Letter™ (subscription required) in 1969. The following is an excerpt from the September 1997 issue in which I warned of the looming invasion of Americans’ privacy by the state, the growing surveillance state and the fact that bank deposits are subject to government confiscation, as proven just last year in Cyprus and in subsequent revelations about the globalist banksters’ plans for “bail-ins.”

Government strategy is to invade our privacy and freedom under the pretext of protecting us from terrorism, drug traffickers and all kinds of booger bears. Therefore, as soon as government justifies its powers with legislation, it sends out agents provocateur to make it all appear that anything they do justifies their means.

Dropping all pretense, the truth is that the government is at war with you. The criminal element is the excuse. Besides, the government and the criminal element are one. Otherwise, why would they protect criminals?

The corporate state has propaganda power (control of all major media), police power, money creation monopoly, and legislative power to justify it. Do you know of a better definition of organized crime?

The topic of a recent war college strategy report was on accessing the computer accounts and bank accounts of “private” banks and businesses. Some think this strategy is possible through the Inslaw software that was stolen by the U.S. Department of Justice from a private company. The software is allegedly advertised as a means for law enforcement officials of different countries to track worldwide criminal activity, money laundering, etc. The U.N. Global Police supposedly use the Inslaw software. An article in Media Bypassmagazine postulates that the CIA gained access to the offshore accounts of many “dirty politicians” and robbed their accounts (including that of Vince Foster’s in Switzerland, which enjoyed huge deposits shortly before his “suicide”). It is possible that the Inslaw software was used, or other such methods as partially described by the U.S. Army War College Strategy Report. The purpose? To get “dirty politicians” (imagine this) out of Congress. (More like blackmail.) Note that there was a huge rash of resignations in 1995-1996, including one or two who had just previously “announced” candidacy for re-election.

The following quote is from an Army War College Strategy Report:

At least one analyst has suggested using “soft kill” weapons, such as high energy radio frequency (HERF) guns and electromagnetic pulse transformer (EMP/T) bombs to interdict narcotrafficking flights by damaging or destroying their avionics. Like combatting terrorism, counter-narcotrafficking operations are primarily a law enforcement function, with the military providing support. Because narcotraffickers operate like terrorists, much counter-terrorism technology can be used against them. In fact, narcotraffickers are even more likely than terrorists to rely on radios, cellular telephones, fax machines, and computers. This greatly increases their vulnerability to electronic intelligence gathering and disruption. For example, remote intrusive monitoring of the financial computer networks of offshore banks could identify the deposits associated with money laundering. If desired, such accounts could be electronically emptied.

The conclusion is that government spying is high tech. I can’t imagine anyone putting foreign bank accounts in their own name with a paper trail leading back to the U.S.

Anyway, my friends, your bank account no longer implies money on deposit, but only computer symbols that can be erased.

Joe Biden’s Absurdity

In a Labor Day speech in Detroit, Vice President Joe Biden decried the nation’s tax code. How is it possible, he wondered, for a hedge fund manager making tens of millions of dollars to pay 15 percent taxes while the GM worker earning $55,000 was required to pay 25 percent in taxes. He claimed it’s a question that “we” need to ask. The union saps in the audience ate it up.

It is a good question, Joe. And given that you were a senator for 36 years and have been vice president for more than five — including two years during which your party controlled both the legislative and executive branches — and considering that you took part in the formulation, writing and passage of the tax policy, perhaps you’d like to answer it.

No? I thought not.

Rather than suggesting that union workers (and everyone else) should have less of their hard-earned money expropriated by government, Biden’s speech called for a rewriting of the tax code to require hedge fund managers and corporations to pay more of their “fair share.”

It’s absurd for Biden to blast a tax code for which he’s at least partially responsible. And it’s equally absurd for people to believe — as the Detroit audience seemed to, given their rousing response to Biden’s suggestion — that a “fairer” tax code that raises taxes on businesses will somehow spur the economy.

As I’ve explained many times, the income tax is not designed to fund government, which needs no funding because the Federal Reserve can create money out of thin air. The income tax is designed to control consumption, redistribute wealth and create a dossier for government on each worker.

Even more absurd is Biden’s closing remark in which he said it was time to take back America. As he’s been part of the regime for more than 41 years, who does he propose it be taken back from?

And by the way: Anyone calling for a “fair” tax or a “flat” tax only legitimizes the idea that the federal government needs taxes to operate. Don’t fall for that trap.

Do We Really ‘Catch’ A Cold?

When we say we “caught a cold” or we “caught the flu,” we are promoting establishment medicine and huge profits for the industry. All the vaccination and immunization industry is based on a germ theory of disease, which simply says that viruses and bacteria are transferred from one person to another by “germs.” Almost nobody questions this dogma.

Yet if we think about it for a minute, it’s downright foolish. Such foolishness flows to unthinking masses who live by medical establishment propaganda.

If John Doe or Mary Sue in a community “catches” a virus, then the germ theory says that everyone who comes in contact with either of these two will “catch” the virus. We absolutely know that this is not true. We also know that in the flu epidemic of 1918, or any other disease epidemic, that all who come in contact with the virus do not get sick. There is no applied external immunity. Immunity is internal.

This in no way implies that we should be careless with personal hygiene and sanitation. It is the human organism that provides its own immunity; otherwise, the human race would have been extinct for thousands of years.

Many people walked and worked in the midst of the bubonic plague and did not die or even get sick. Ninety percent of the people are reported to have died. All may be true, but what about the 10 percent who were survivors? Nothing else needs to be known to refute the germ theory of disease.

We could bypass a lot of misinformation in the mystery of health if we could go back to the fork in the road that split off between Antoine Bechamp (1816-1908) and Louis Pasteur (1822-1895).

Pasteur created fertile ground for the hoax of modern medicine that we have today. Charlatans and sociopaths saw the vast empire of wealth that could be created on the theories of Pasteur. Hence we have the multitrillion-dollar synthetic chemical pharmaceutical colossus that has medically imprisoned the whole planet. We are sicker than ever and everybody knows this, but ignorance keeps us sick and keeps making trillions of dollars for the pharmaceutical conspiracy.

Bechamp, whom almost nobody knows, taught correctly that the milieu or internal environment governs life and health and sickness and death.Simply, if we are healthy inside, we are healthy outside; and no amount of“germs” affect us at all.

Microbes exist within our bodies naturally. They are yeasts, mycobacteria, bacteria and viruses. They are not enemies to our health but allies. They help to restore our body’s health during the repair phase of a disease. (Hammer’s German New Medicine)

We create our own microbes using the smallest particles of living matter that exist inside our bodies. They are known by various names: microzyma (Bechamp), bions (Reich) and somatids (Nassens).

Under the theory of pleomorphism, as supported by Bechamp, some bacteria can alter their size and shape in response to environmental conditions. Royal Raymond Rife created a Universal Microscope in the 1930 by which living microbes could be observed as they changed from benign to harmful and back multiple times.

Yet establishment medicine rejected this theory in favor of Pasteur’s.

True health is found in a healthy internal body, not chemicals. This means maintaining a balanced, slightly alkaline pH. Acidity — or acidosis — is death and cancer. Acidosis is a breeding ground for disease. Alkalinity is health.

Alkalinity can be maintained by a proper diet of mostly whole foods. Processed foods are acidic and should be avoided.

Immune systems are also kept strong by maintaining proper levels of vitamin D. Take a natural vitamin D supplement of 4,000 to 5,000 IUs daily. If you are about to undergo surgery, don’t hesitate to take two or three times that dose in the two weeks prior to surgery.

With a slightly alkaline pH and proper levels of vitamin D, you don’t need the flu shot to survive the coming winter without “catching” a cold or flu. Flu vaccines create significant health issues — including reducing your immunity by compromising T cells — while offering only a 1 in 100 chance of preventing the flu.

People Are Scared

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August 25, 2014
People for the most part don’t want to believe what he just wrote because it scares the hell out of them or think it is just more conspiracy crap. The latter is well set in minds by the government. If a person speaks against the government then they are thought to be unpatriotic.
People say you can’t eat silver or gold, well try eating your filthy dollar bills then. BTW Eating a one hundred dollar bill will not make you feel any fuller than a five dollar bill would.People are so brain washed it’s pitiful. Silver and gold prices are so being manipulated in order to keep people from dumping the dollars into them.
When the shtf, and it will, the people will wonder what happened. To late then because the train has left the depot, leaving you standing on the platform with a lost in space look on your faces.
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It’s Labor Day; How Should We Labor?

“Labor Day” is a misnomer. It is a leisure day ostensibly designed to celebrate the labor movement. Everyone now sees it as a leisure day for barbecue, final dips in the lake or ocean and the last “blowout” of summer.

Readers of this website, especially long-term readers, are special people. Why? It’s because you have a philosophical perspective based on individualism and liberty. This means that you take responsibility for your actions and all modes of your life. You have consciously or unconsciously overridden the herding instinct that moves the crowd against its best interest.

Under the nose of an oppressive economic and social system, you have made decision-making a conscious choice. You abhor the herding impulse of the crowd and the political system.

You seek out and evaluate options in your personal lives in health, finance and survival. Look at yourself as a rarity in this day and age.

You who believe as I do are a peculiar people who read and search through the hype and nonsense that move the crowd. Believe me when I tell you that steady reading makes you different and provides you with the capacity to evaluate reality and the options that you should take. Your knowledge base lies far above the mean.

Please don’t ever cheat yourself by slacking your study and your quest for information. No, you’re not too busy to read and learn. If you think that you are, you are grossly confusing cause and effect in this life.

You can and will find your own promised land in this life, set apart and above the herd. The only way to do this is through personal and daily growth by and through the love and practice of reading. There is no other way.

Put down the mundane, the simple and the frivolous. Your reward and self-satisfaction will be unbelievable. You will consciously rise above the crowd and, yes, your “friends.” Your knowledge will be far and above that of the elitists and their enablers: the low-information voters.

An ever-expanding mind brings joy, satisfaction and love of life on a higher plane. Compare yourself and the people around you. It’s your mind that is different and that has provided you with choices that bring you liberty and happiness, all because you cultivated the love of mental growth through daily reading. You are different. You forsake conventional wisdom and the propaganda of state worship.

An expanding mind feeds on itself with ever-greater patterns of thought, logic and reason.Life is a gold mine only if we dig it out. How wonderful it is to talk to other “gold miners” who are daily digging out the nuggets. That’s the purpose of this forum.

Spiritual and material advantage comes abundantly to those who read. And reading keeps the mind sharp. This is especially true in seniors.

The more we read, the greater our spiritual and material reward, the greater our joy and love of life, and the better our health. Just imagine the great riches our children and our posterity will inherit from the knowledge and wisdom we’ve gained and passed on. This is a great secret that most in the world does not know and will never discover, but you have.

It is difficult to escape that small social mentality that makes you dependent on the ebb and flow of the mass social mood. Most people who are full of themselves are full on nonsense and small-mindedness.

The daily noise of the TV and the controlled media is organized confusion to steal your quality of life. Avoid them. They suppress the mind and cause it to dwell upon petty nonsense, leading to the lazy herding instinct. Man’s destiny is to grow every day to its full potential as given to us by our Creator, to develop individually a thousand virtues that the idle and the vain never know

You can harness the world to your advantage. Are you reading serious material and books daily? This is how you should labor.

Happy Labor Day!

The Natural Rights Of Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Gay Marriage

Whenever a group or class of people is given special “rights” (which aren’t really rights, but privileges), the real natural rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are turned on their ears and shoved down the memory hole. In other words, the rights of the one are secondary to the “rights” of the other simply because one subgroup of individuals has been granted special privileges that never before existed.

Take the case in New York of a Catholic couple who had $13,000 extorted from them by the state of New York (not to mention thousands of dollars in legal fees over two years), were forced to undergo and subject their staff to a state-sponsored re-education camp and were ordered to prominently display on their property a propaganda message contrary to their belief system, all for the “crime” of declining to host a wedding on their farm. The wedding, if it can be called such, was for a lesbian couple.

But this was not just any lesbian couple looking for a wedding locale. This was a lesbian couple fishing for a free wedding and seeking to be offended — or, in their minds, deprived of their rights. The couple secretly recorded the conversation in which their request to have the wedding conducted on the farm — which serves the dual purpose of being a place for events and Robert and Cynthia Gifford’s home — was declined and then quickly ran off to the New York State Division of Human Rights to proclaim they had been aggrieved.

Never mind that the Giffords, while declining to host the wedding, offered to the couple the option of visiting the farm to discuss handling the reception. And never mind that the Giffords had recently hosted a birthday party for the adopted child of a lesbian couple, indicating they held no special animus toward homosexuals. The Giffords’ decision to decline to host the wedding — which was contrary to their faith because they believe God ordained marriage to be a union of one man and one woman — led New York’s DHR to determine they were insensitive and discriminatory and must be punished (discriminated against) and re-educated (brainwashed).

This sort of discrimination (depriving one of his natural rights) against the one on behalf of the other — especially if the other happens to be homosexual — is becoming more common by the day. In St. Paul, Minnesota, the misnamed Minnesota Department of Human Rights recently went after the owners of a lodge after they turned down a request to host a gay wedding — again because it violated their religious beliefs. In order to settle the complaint, the owners of Rice Creek Hunting and Recreation, Inc. had to pay for the couple’s wedding and reception at another location. So apparently in America now, if you are gay and persistent, you can eventually force someone you don’t know and don’t like and who is offended by what you do to pay for your wedding, all in the name of equality and fairness and anti-discrimination.

Bakery owners, florists, photographers, bridal shops and T-shirt companies have all been targeted in recent months by the gay lobby and state agencies and the courts, simply because they chose to exercise their natural rights (and the accompanying right of free association) and chose not to participate in something they found offensive to their faith. They did not go out seeking to discriminate against someone else, as did the homosexuals who sought the business owner’s persecution after they were “aggrieved.” They did nothing to prevent the so-called “aggrieved” parties from participating in enjoying their natural rights, as those “aggrieved” parties were certainly to free to choose from other venues that accept the concept of homosexual marriage. They sought only to not be forced to participate — i.e., not be discriminated against — and to be free to conduct business (or not) as they chose.

One of the most common refrains from the homosexual lobby in the quest to achieve a special “right” that sets homosexuals apart from everyone else was the one that went something like this: “How does their ability to be married (or whatever) hurt anyone else in any way?”

Now you know how. It deprives Christians of their rights. So whose rights are next on the chopping block? If agents of the state can force the Giffords to open their homes to a lesbian “wedding,” where does it stop? Must Christian business owners now provide products and services for polygamous households? Must a Jewish baker now bake a cake for a neo-Nazi holding a Hitler birthday celebration? Must a black photographer photograph a KKK rally? Must an Islamic caterer provide pork for an American barbecue? Must a homeowner allow a freeloader to share his dinner?

How long before the state determines there are no rights at all? Or has it already?

Taxes And Their Power To Destroy

No one should be surprised that corporations are taking advantage of provisions in the U.S. tax code that allow them to keep more of their money by moving their operations offshore, as Burger King Worldwide announced it was planning to do when it acquired Tim Hortons. The Founding Fathers recognized something today’s government elites do not, that there is a limit to the onerous level of taxation that can be born.

In his opinion in the landmark McCulloch v. Maryland Supreme Court case that granted Congress “implied powers,” turned the “necessary and proper” clause on its ear and began neutering State sovereignty on behalf of the banksters, Chief Justice John Marshall recognized the destructive nature of taxation.

“An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation,” he wrote.

In “Rights of Man,” Thomas Paine noted, “If, from the more wretched parts of the old world, we look at those which are in an advanced stage of improvement, we still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping the spoil of the multitude. Invention is continually exercised, to furnish new pretenses for revenues and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without tribute.”

And those are the exact forces at work in the U.S. that have produced the highest corporate tax rate in the world.

Both James Madison and Thomas Jefferson also noted the destructive nature of taxes.

In Federalist No. 39, Madison wrote, “[T]he most productive system of finance will always be the least burdensome.”

In a letter to Joseph Milligan, Jefferson wrote, “To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.”

The elites in Congress and their statist supporters apparently missed these lessons.

Burger King Teaches Statists About The Power Of The Free Market

Big government statists eschew the power of the free market. Without government regulation of business, they’ll tell you, there would be large business monopolies. Never mind that there never has been a monopoly that did not become so without government interference in the marketplace.

Following Burger King Worldwide’s announcement that it would acquire Ontario-based Tim Hortons — a coffee and doughnut chain — and move the new company’s headquarters to Canada in order to take advantage of that country’s lower corporate tax rate, we learned a little more about the hypocrisy of big government statists.

First, the deal is being largely financed by Warren Buffett. Buffet, you may recall, is Barack Obama’s poster child for the White House’s “tax fairness” campaign. Back in 2011, Obama proposed the adoption of a “Buffett Rule” that would prohibit wealthy Americans from claiming the tax breaks and deductions provided them under current IRS law. The Buffett Rule would require millionaires to pay an effective tax rate of at least 30 percent. On the White House’s website we learn that the Buffett Rule is “a simple principle of tax fairness that asks everyone to pay their fair share.”

“Fair share” is one of the favorite code words of the elites, though no one can explain what “fair share” means. And although the elites want to make sure you pay your fair share, they don’t hesitate to take advantage of any and all loopholes granted them — as in Obama has investments in the Cayman Islands.

In order to ensure corporations like Burger King pay their “fair share,” statist Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) repeated his call for a global minimum tax rate. Sherrod wants to lower the U.S. corporate tax rate (a great idea) but establish a global minimum tax rate (a very bad one).

Why is it a bad one? It is an attack on the free market and another step toward One World Government.

It’s natural for companies (and people) to want to keep what they earn. If one country offers a lower tax rate, that incentivizes companies to move there. Rather than establish a global minimum tax rate, the U.S. should lower (or eliminate) its corporate tax rate to make it competitive so that American firms will return and foreign companies will want to move their headquarters here.

That will create jobs and grow the economy far better than any gimmicky “tax fairness” initiatives will.

But statists don’t appreciate realistic economic lessons, so they’ve pulled out their long knives. Sherrod is leading the call to boycott Burger King because trying to keep what you earn has somehow become unpatriotic.

What’s truly unpatriotic is advocating collectivism, confiscatory taxes and One World Government.

And if you want to boycott Burger King, do it because its so-called food is bad for you, not because it wants to keep the money it makes.

Whistleblower Claims CDC Intentionally Hid Data Linking Vaccines To Autism

A researcher with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has admitted that he and fellow researchers falsified data in order to hide the fact that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine increases the rates of autism spectrum disorder in black children by 340 percent when administered before age 36 months.

News of the whistleblower broke on Aug. 18 on the Age of Autism website. The whistleblower was later identified as William Thompson, Ph.D., one of the authors of the 2004 De Stefano study, which is accused of hiding the link between the MMR vaccine and autism.

The whistleblower helped Dr. Brian Hooker of the Focus Autism Foundation in response to a Freedom of Information Act request and led him to information on the data manipulation by the CDC. The results of Hooker’s study were published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Translational Neurodegeneration on Aug. 8.

According to Hooker, Thompson directed him to information showing the statistically significant evidence between the age at which the MMR vaccine was administered and autism incidence in African-American children was hidden by CDC researchers. Thompson helped Hooker to view the highly sensitive CDC documents. Thompson says the CDC knew of the correlation between autism and the MMR for 11 years and covered it up.

After Thompson’s identity was revealed on Aug. 20, he was escorted off the CDC premises. Prior to his removal, Thompson worked in the CDC’s National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases.

While this information may be revelatory for those who remain stuck inside the paradigm created by and for the medical-industrial complex, it is merely more justification for our view that the CDC is little more than a public relations arm for Big Pharma.

The federal government tacitly admitted years ago that vaccines are harmful when it established the Federal Vaccine Injury Compensation program (aka the “absolve Big Pharma of all liability at your expense” program) which pays out compensation for autism-related disorders.

More proof that the CDC is hiding information on vaccine dangers is found in the CDC’s refusal to grant Florida Congressman Bill Posey access to the fraudulent study claiming there is no link between autism and vaccines.

This whistleblower has likely exposed that most of what you hear from the CDC is a lie.

Bob Livingston Is A ‘Liberal Jackhole’

Liberal jackhole and many other more colorful pejoratives greeted me last week as I browsed comments both here on the Personal Liberty Digest™ page and on our Personal Liberty Facebook page. In fact, no single subject has led to more insults and more dropped subscribers and lost Facebook followers than our coverage of the Ferguson, Missouri, “crisis,” even though I believe our coverage has been quite fair.

However, the numerous charges that Bob Livingston is or has become a liberal (and they don’t mean liberal in the classical sense, which would be closer to the truth) indicate it’s time once again to explain my philosophy to the new readers and also answer some of the most common questions we get. I hope longtime readers aren’t put off by this, which they will likely find is a repeat of things I’ve written before. I ask that you view it as a “refresher” that helps you to remember all you’ve read here to date.

I also hope new readers will appreciate that the philosophy and questions are condensed so that they can receive it on one dose rather than either having to wade through previous articles posted here since the inception of Personal Liberty Digest™ in mid-2008.

Since we have a great many readers who come for a time and then disappear, writing this column from time to time is necessary. As we are one of the top libertarian sites on the Web, many libertarians join us but then become critical because we are not all libertarians (or all libertarian). Since we are linked to many conservative sites, many conservatives and Republicans join us and then become angry when we don’t toe the party line, when we are critical Republican politicians or when we advocate for a noninterventionist foreign policy. And since we write articles on natural health and nutrition and the dangers of genetically modified foods, we get many people here interested in those topics — many of them political leftists — who like our articles on those subjects, but vehemently oppose our other political views.

So who is Bob Livingston? Firstly, I am not the adulterous former congressman from Louisiana. I am an octogenarian Christian American patriot. In the 1960s, I became alarmed at the direction our nation was headed. I became frustrated with the lies, deceit, misinformation and deliberate disinformation being spread as “truth” by the government, the manipulated media and the controlling elite. I believed the lies needed be exposed, so I began to seek an outlet to do that. In 1969, I began publishing my subscription newsletter, The Bob Livingston Letter (subscription required). My goal is to find the truth and spread it far and wide. My favorite subjects are alternative health issues, privacy, wealth protection, the preservation of freedom and the history of man.

Do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat or Libertarian? I belong to no political party. I am beholden to none. I consider myself an ultra-conservative and a Constitutionalist. Some read what I write and call me a conservative, some a liberal, some a libertarian. Those labels are meaningless in their current sense, as their meanings have been corrupted by the mainstream media and the political parties. I cannot be placed within any preconceived ideological box.

But what about party politics? There is no discernible difference between the two major parties. Both promote big government over the individual. We can use history as our guide. Candidates from both parties constantly run on promises of “change.” But the only change we see is a rearranging of which special interest gets the best seat at the table. Regardless of the party in charge, government grows and liberty is lost. The two major parties control the process and will never allow another party to invade their turf, hence the mistreatment of Ron Paul and his supporters and Tea Party Republicans during the 2012 election cycle, and since.

What do you mean when you say American government is not a democracy? The American government was founded as a republic, but years of deceit and the public (non)education system have served to dumb down the populace and make them believe the U.S. is a democracy. But it is not even a democracy as most believe. We have a representative democracy in name only. What we have are manipulated Representatives and Senators. They are owned by big business and socialist government bureaucrats. In truth, we have fascism, i.e., the alliance of big government and big business. The two-party system is, in truth, one party that represents only government. It is a benevolent totalitarianism that is growing less benevolent and more totalitarian.

Why are you always encouraging people to buy gold and silver? The policies of the Federal Reserve and criminal Congress and the perpetual wars are leading us pell-mell toward economic collapse. We are on the same path as Weimar Germany in the 1920s. During that period, currency was worthless. People were papering their walls with 1 million mark notes. A loaf of bread cost 100,000 million marks. Mothers had to prostitute themselves to feed their children. But those who had gold and silver in their possession were still able to purchase bread and meat. The Fed is now buying debt with debt. The “official” inflation numbers are a scam, as anyone who is buying food knows. When our currency collapses, banks will close and our dollars will be worthless. But some will be buying bread for a dime — a silver, pre-1965 dime. Those who hold gold and silver will retain their wealth. Gold and silver are permanent money. Those who hold fiat dollars will be destitute.

Are you paid by the gold sellers to push gold? No.

Why are you so critical of American foreign policy? Because I understand the true nature and goals of the elites. They create pretense for wars for their benefit. The people who caused the great World War I, World War II and all wars — and thus caused the deaths and suffering of millions of people — were none other than central bankers in other countries and the U.S. Federal Reserve. Central banks create paper money and credit for government and politicians to spend for war and a broad socialist agenda. All the money and credit that was/is the source of crushing debt on the American people was created by the U.S. central bank. Banker-created money is the blood of war, as well as the impoverishment of the people. The discipline of the gold standard would have prevented all the wars of the past 100 years. Millions of dead soldiers died for nothing, along with millions of civilians. History books do not record this.

Why are you so critical of the police? Local police should be peace officers, not militarized law enforcers. Police have become violent and abusive to the public they are supposed to protect, and we regularly document cases of abuse. This is the natural result of the War on Drugs and of the influence the federal government has — through grants, training and the divvying out of military equipment — to local police. When a “war on (whatever)” mentality is prevalent, everyone not a member of the force is viewed as an enemy combatant. This has created an atmosphere of fear of the populace among the police and a fear of the police among the populace, putting them at odds. The Founders recognized that a standing army is the bane of liberty. Local police officers and the federal law enforcement agencies are becoming that standing army by proxy.

Who are these “elites” you write about? The ruling elite is a small number of families who have ruled the world for 1,000 years. They are neither Christians nor benevolent rulers. They are merciless and Malthusian despots who demand blood sacrifice from the deceived humanity. They use psychopathic bureaucrats and politicians to carry out their deception and systematic oppression. They are godless and the only loyalty they have is to the secret orders (Skull and Bones) of ancient handshakes and symbols of the all-seeing eye of “providence” and “The New Order of the Ages.”

Why are you against vaccines and write so much about alternative medicine? They slay us with semantics. It’s not by any definition “healthcare” in the United States. It’s sickness care. If you are not sick when you go to the medical system, you certainly will be soon. The U.S. medical system is a killing machine, and not too disguised. More and more people are waking up to this fact. You know, we could bypass a lot of misinformation in the mystery of health if we could go back to the fork in the road that split off between Antoine Bechamp (1816-1908) and Louis Pasteur (1822-1895).

Pasteur created fertile ground for the hoax of modern medicine that we have today. Charlatans and sociopaths saw the vast empire of wealth that could be created on the theories of Pasteur. Hence, we have the multitrillion-dollar synthetic chemical pharmaceutical colossus that has medically imprisoned the whole planet. We are sicker than ever and everybody knows this, but ignorance keeps us sick and keeps making trillions of dollars for the pharmaceutical conspiracy.

Another thing, the government and the political order are in bed with the pharmaceutical companies. You don’t hear politicians exposing this madness that is crushing the American people economically and killing millions of people yearly. Talk about murder incorporated and population control all in the same bucket! And guess who pays the bill? Obamacare says it all.

How could you allow (that writer) to say that? Our contributors are given free rein to write whatever is on their conscience. While we all agree in a broad sense, we are not an echo chamber and do not agree on all points. You may one day read one perspective on an issue and see a different perspective from a different contributor the next.

Note from the Editor: Round two of the financial meltdown is predicted to reach global proportions, already adversely affecting Greece, Spain and most of Europe. It appears less severe in the states because our banks are printing useless fiat currency. I’ve arranged for readers to get two free books—Surviving a Global Financial Crisis and Currency Collapse, plus How to Survive the Collapse of Civilization—to help you prepare for the worst. Click here for your free copies.

Don’t Hide Your Valuables Here


I am wondering what Bob has to say about Safe deposit boxes? Are they something we should have?

Also, wondering what country Bob is in because I am thinking and praying about what to do and where to go and I need all the help I can get.

I would appreciate a answer ASAP as I need to get this taken care of because I haven’t know what to do!

Thank You,
E. Salzman

Dear E.

Safety deposit boxes should not be used to keep valuables like gold, silver and jewels because the government can and will rifle through them. Also, don’t keep any incriminating paperwork in them.

I have been living in the Bahamas for several years, but recently returned to the States.

Best wishes,