Monthly Archives: November 2011

Support Your Local Police (State)

UC Davis, November, 2011

Will Grigg reminds us:

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…Anytime a police officer commits an act of aggressive violence he is engaged in a criminal assault. If his fellow officers won’t intervene to stop him, law-abiding citizens have the moral authority to do so.

But this simply won’t do, tut-tuts the program manual for the national Support Your Local Police campaign:

“The local police are not your enemy. Your committee is not here to attack them, blame them for violating the Constitution or your civil liberties because they are enforcing a measure of the Patriot Act or conducting a joint Federal and State anti-terror drill. Those are federal issues, which the local police in some cases may have already have little to no say if they are to continue receiving their additional Homeland Security funds, new equipment and weaponry…. We urge all responsible citizens in this community to work with us to …[s]upport our local police in the performance of their duties [and] oppose all harassment or interference with law enforcement personnel as they carry out their assigned tasks…. [We must accept] our responsibilities to our local police, to defend them against unjust attacks, make them proud and secure in their vital profession, and to offer them our support in word and deed wherever possible”
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Read the whole thing.

The best part?

You are paying for this evil.

ABC


Read.

Think.

Plan.

Do, as/when you see fit.

If everybody swept his own doorstep, the whole world would be clean.

— Goethe

Do You Understand Yet?


True believers in constitutional restoration should read this post and consider all of its implications.

Me?

I’ll just ponder old Mr. Spooner:

But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain — that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.

Res Ipsa Loquitur


A comment here:

Anonymous said…

So what do we do then? Much like OWS, we have no consensus.

The Christians want the second coming and would raise God’s Army to kill off anyone who hasn’t seen their light. The Muslims aren’t much different with their Jihads.

Any discussion of “direct action” on a public forums is quickly shut down due to “opsec”.

We will have to learn to fight and most of us are aging rapidly. The largest population of the “youth bulge” is in the middle east. War is always fought by the young and started by the old.

So what to do?

If I wrote things like- Take our guns and we will build bombs.If I posted techniques on improvised munitions, sabotage, subversion, espionage, assassination, poison or other unpleasant skills, you’d pull it for fear of repression of your soap box.

We live in fear of the police. The FreeFor lost it’s teeth a long time ago.They are tired old men castrated by Waco, Ruby Ridge and other incidents. They had their chance and they wet themselves with fear of losing their beloved 2nd amendment.

The Government has infiltrated us and knows we pose no threat. Most militias will join the oppressors if they put momma in jail.

They ran to the hills to hunker in a bunker waiting for the end. Any one who stood up now and fired the shot that would be heard around the world would be disowned by the freefor like a red headed step child.

Reform will not change a thing only revolution.

We will be fighting brother against brother, father against son until the fight is over.

You ready for that?

To break the chains of oppression, we will have to kill and be killed, jailed and be jailed, defamed,tortured,murdered and executed for our crimes and be prepared do the same to our enemies.

We will become outcasts, criminals,rebels in the eyes of our people who will gladly betray us to save their own skins or for a profit.

What to do? You know what to do. Do you have the balls to do it? Do you?

We must destroy infrastructure, deny the enemy any asset, target the leadership for execution and post their heads on the gates of the city, tear up the tracks, blow the fuses, shut down the system ,hold them hostage, burn the banks, fight the police and the military.

Small groups of true believers or go it alone. Develop a security culture,Trust no one.
Deeds not words.

Be prepared to die or live under oppression.

America will not survive but the ideals of freedom and liberty will never die.

RESIST or SHUT THE FUCK UP AND LICK THE BOOTS OF YOUR MASTER LIKE THE SLAVES YOU HAVE BECOME.

The final word is from the UK site noted the other day:

Vanderboegh: More On The Crisis Of Legitimacy, Civil War, And Resistance


Mike takes a break from his and David Codrea’s ongoing Gunwalker crusade to pen another big-picture piece on the Growing Crisis.

Read it all, then come back for some additional reflections.

As another student of history, I agree with Mike that the political, social, and cultural divide in 2011 America is as bad or even greater than it has ever been in our lifetimes. I’d even suggest that it is as bad or worse than in the run-up to the Unpleasantness of 1861-1865.

In fact, upon further consideration, I cannot see how rational analysis leads to any conclusions other than:

We’re screwed,

and

There’s gonna be a fight.

That fight – between the forces of omnipresent control and those lonely few who are willing to kill and die over the issue of individual freedom – has actually been ongoing for more than 200 years in this country, and for millennia across the globe.

It is, as Robert Heinlein stated, part of man’s essential nature:

Political tags — such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth — are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.

But….

A honest assessment of the individual freedom movement in this country over the past 20 years must reluctantly come to the conclusion that those lights are guttering and, one by one, going out.

Not that there haven’t been tactical victories along the way.

But for every Vermont-carry bill passed in the statehouses, there have been major strides forward for Team Tyranny, be they to expand domestic law enforcement capacity, to increase Americans’ clamoring dependence on the FedGov’s teat, or to tie America’s fate inextricably to the corrupt European elites from whom the Founders escaped temporarily in 1781.

Worse still than OpFor’s sustained momentum is the terribly disproportionate force ratios mustering for the coming storm.

Team Tyranny?

Several hundred thousand personnel (including many recently-trained-and-blooded young military veterans), with unlimited beans, unlimited bullets, First World evac/trauma/rehabilitation care, surveillance and kinetic toys all across the X, Y, and Z axes, the stupefied support of at least half of the American population, and the financial resources of the entire Western elite – shot through with malignancy as that may be.

FreeFor?

A few thousand old men (many of whom unable to quick-march for five miles with a light pack and rifle) carrying semiautomatic light weapons and sidearms, with barely enough beans/bullets/bandaids to sustain a fire team or two for a week or two, very little technology of any kind, no external foreign support, no financial resources, and zero air/space assets.

Worst of all?

No coherent plan whatsoever to engage, defeat, and destroy the statists, their minions, and their beneficiaries.

And make no mistake:

To be sustained, victory for FreeFor must be defined as the complete destruction of the enemy military/political/financial/cultural apparatus wherever possible, along with permanent expulsion of any survivors.

Sadly, other than to counsel repeatedly against taking any kinetic action whatsoever until some indeterminate time in the future, most public intellectuals in the American freedom movement seem unwilling to confront the real situation on the ground.

For all of the bravado expressed on the intertubes (and this shop is as guilty as any other site), the hard facts are that:

– Every ATF, DEA, TSA, and DHS employee (be they agents, supervisors, analysts, or other staff) goes to work and otherwise moves in the community as they please every day,
– Ditto for every other Federal law enforcement employee,
– Ditto for every collectivist legislator and staff, every collectivist LEO or other agency employee, and every collectivist judge and judicial employee in governments at the township/county/state/Federal levels, and
– Ditto for every one of the non-governmental collectivists in every aspect of American life.

Face the truth, people.

As a deterrent to bad governmental/majoritarian behavior, FreeFor simply has no credibility whatsoever.

Period.

If there is any hope for a restoration of individual freedom in this country, that path must begin with an acknowledgment that what FreeFor has done to date has utterly failed, notwithstanding any harrumphing, pseudo-moralizing, caterwauling, and chest-thumping to the contrary.

“Stop, or I’ll yell ‘stop!’ again!” neither cowes the tyrants nor inspires our friends.

Elvis had it right, back in 1968:

Less talking.

More doing.

Or at least try, for heaven’s sake.

Something is always better than nothing.

Let’s win.

More Conversations With Normal People


Stick a fork in it.

We’re done.

Time to embrace the horror.

Not with a bang, but a whimper.

SSDD

Read it all.

Election 2012: Preparing The Battlespace


Read.

Think.

Consider such scuffles as a training opportunity.

And keep your heads warm.

Advice


Share your advice with others.

Cheers.

R2P…Banksters And Their Stooges?


DumpDC links to an informed piece of speculation on the real reason the West had to whack old Mo Q in Libya.

Do you understand yet?

AP: More Meanie Stealers


Arctic Patriot continues his fable:

Meanie Stealers, Continued

Meanie Stealers, Again

Meanie Stealers, Intermission

Gleichschaltung

Read.

Think.

Remember:

Equality, like many other concepts, works both ways.

Life During Wartime


As suggested by a reader:

Heard of a van that is loaded with weapons
packed up and ready to go
Heard of some gravesites, out by the highway
a place where nobody knows
The sound of gunfire, off in the distance
I’m getting used to it now
Lived in a brownstone, lived in the ghetto
I’ve lived all over this town

This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco
this ain’t no fooling around
No time for dancing, or lovey dovey
I ain’t got time for that now

Transmit the message, to the receiver
hope for an answer some day
I got three passports, couple of visas
don’t even know my real name
High on a hillside, trucks are loading
everything’s ready to roll
I sleep in the daytime, I work in the nightime
I might not ever get home

This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco
this ain’t no fooling around
This ain’t no mudd club, or C. B. G. B.
I ain’t got time for that now

Heard about Houston? Heard about Detroit?
Heard about Pittsburgh, PA?
You oughta know not to stand by the window
somebody might see you up there
I got some groceries, some peanut butter
to last a couple of days
But I ain’t got no speakers
ain’t got no headphones
ain’t got no records to play

Why stay in college? Why go to night school?
Gonna be different this time?
Can’t write a letter, can’t send a postcard
I can’t write nothing at all
This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco
this ain’t no fooling around
I’d love you hold you, I’d like to kiss you
I ain’t got no time for that now

Trouble in transit, got through the roadblock
we blended in with the crowd
We got computers, we’re tapping phone lines
I know that ain’t allowed
We dress like students, we dress like housewives
or in a suit and a tie
I changed my hairstyle so many times now
don’t know what I look like!
You make me shiver, I feel so tender
we make a pretty good team
Don’t get exhausted, I’ll do some driving
you ought to get you some sleep
Get you instructions, follow directions
then you should change your address
Maybe tomorrow, maybe the next day
whatever you think is best
Burned all my notebooks, what good are notebooks?
They won’t help me survive
My chest is aching, burns like a furnace
the burning keeps me alive
Try to stay healthy, physical fitness
don’t want to catch no disease
Try to be careful, don’t take no chances
you better watch what you say…

We, The Whipped


From Ann Barnhardt:

WE THE WHIPPED (PART 1)
POSTED BY ANN BARNHARDT – NOVEMBER 12, AD 2011 11:02 PM MST

I continue to be amazed at how many people in this culture, and most especially those on the “right”, seem to have completely and totally psychologically surrendered to the government.

These are the phrases I keep hearing:

“The government makes us pay for abortions. We can’t be held responsible for something we are forced to do.”
“I can’t imagine what life will be like if they make us accept Sharia law.”
“ObamaCare is going to force me out of business.”
“I live in Chicago. They won’t let us have guns here.”
“If I want to keep my job, I have to go along with the diversity training crap.”
“I have to keep paying taxes. It’s all tied directly into my bank account. I have no choice.

I think that people in this culture actually ENJOY being whipped by the government, because it allows them to delude themselves into believing that they bear no responsibility for anything beyond not burning the toast and making certain that the TiVo is set to record the big game. Given this truly effeminate and childish psychological orientation, it is little wonder that the following sentence – seven little words – strikes fear in the hearts of men and causes them to lash out in hatred and eventually violence:

The government can’t make you do anything.

Oh, the implications.

The horrific, horrific implications.

Actually, it’s even worse than that.

NO ONE can make you do anything.

Your employer can’t make you do anything. You can either attend the pro-homosexual, pro-musloid diversity seminar or QUIT YOUR JOB. Your wife can’t make you do anything. Your children can’t make you do anything. You could abandon them tomorrow if you so chose, which is exactly what 90+ percent of black men in the inner-cities have freely chosen to do.

And finally, the ultimate terror. While God COULD force you to do something, because He loves you, He will never, ever force you to do ANYTHING.

As much as you don’t want to believe it, as much as you want to fight it, deny it, and reject it, the inescapable truth of the matter is that you, along with every other human being, are a FREE, SOVEREIGN INDIVIDUAL.

Do I have to pay taxes? Of course not. What are the alternatives? Government confiscation of my assets would be the first alternative. Well, this would simply put me in solidarity with the MF Global customers who have also had their assets confiscated. So be it. The next step would be imprisonment. Fine. So be it. I acknowledge in truth that this is, in fact, the alternative. I do not lie to myself and tell myself that there is NO alternative. You people out there keep saying to yourself that there is NO CHOICE between the government and God because having your assets confiscated or going to prison is “impossible”, and therefore no choice exists.

This is a lie.

There IS a choice, and we are all being called to make that choice, here, now, in this moment.

Some people have said, “I have children. What do you expect me to do?” Well, I suppose I expect you to do exactly what Thomas Jefferson did. Jefferson wrote and signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 when he was 33 years old. Writing and signing the Declaration made Jefferson, along with all of the signers, traitors and seditionists against King George III and the British Empire. This was a capital offense and pushed Jefferson and the rest of the Founding Fathers into the corner of either winning independence or dying at the end of a rope as a war trophy. At the time, his daughter Patsy was three years old. Not only did Jefferson sign the Declaration, he threw himself into the Revolutionary War and became Governor of Virginia. And while all of this was going on, Jefferson had five more children. Jane was born in 1774. A son was born and died within hours in 1777. Mary was born in 1778. Lucy was born in 1780 and died soon thereafter. Lucy Elizabeth was born in 1782. Jefferson’s home, Monticello, was a target of the British, and was in fact captured in 1781 by Cornwallis. Jefferson and his family managed to escape with only minutes to spare after being warned by a young Virginia militiaman. The British then destroyed everything except the main house. All of the crops, livestock and outbuildings were burned or seized.

Questions? The decadent freedom that you enjoy and are getting ready to piss away was largely made possible by a young man who was already financially established and the father of young children, pushing it all in and putting an enormous target on his own back.

Heaven forbid that we should LEARN ANYTHING from history or FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE of those that came before us.

WE THE WHIPPED (PART 2)
POSTED BY ANN BARNHARDT – NOVEMBER 12, AD 2011 11:02 PM MST

Jefferson, and the rest of the Founders, knew that they had a choice laid out before them. They could either revolt against tyranny or surrender to it. We are facing exactly the same choice right now, except that the tyranny that we are now facing is far, far worse than anything Jefferson and the Founders were facing. King George never tried to tax the Colonists on their mere existence, as ObamaCare does. King George never tried to force the Colonists to embrace and celebrate sexual perversion. King George never tried to force the Colonists to pay for and even participate in abortion. King George never attempted to import and establish the satanic scourge of islam in the Colonies.

We are so far past and beyond the “long train of abuses and usurpations” that the Colonists and Founders experienced and which necessitated the Revolutionary War that they aren’t even visible in the rear-view mirror. I dare say that being a Colonist in 1775 did not, by definition, break eight of the Ten Commandments or put a person is a probable state of mortal sin.

And so back to the core premise: the government can’t make you do anything. There is always an alternative, and at a certain point, the alternative of non-compliance is not only available, it is REQUIRED.

Read the Declaration:

“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

It is our right and our DUTY to throw off this government.

It is not legitimate and does not possess the consent of the governed, and thus has NO AUTHORITY. This is not to say that this government does not have power – yes it still does have power, but it has NO AUTHORITY.

At this point, the only way it can continue to operate is by means of violent coercion, namely property confiscation, imprisonment and execution.

This is YOUR country: thieving, murdering criminals running utterly amok, holding their power only through violent coercion and the threat of violent coercion. And it could all be brought to a screeching halt tomorrow if We The People would just turn that intellectual corner and realize that the unjust laws of an illegitimate government need not and should not be followed.

They have no power over us. We have power over them, because they derive their JUST powers from the consent of the governed. Withdraw the consent, and the power is gone. Anything remaining is therefore, by definition, UNJUST, and thus must be“abolished” and “thrown off”, to use Jefferson’s words.

Of course you can own and carry a gun. You have the God-given right to your life, and the right to protect yourself, your family and your property. No one can ever, ever take that right away from you except YOU. The state can pass as many laws as it wants banning gun ownership and bearing, but every single one of those laws is illegitimate, and thus should not be followed.

How can the government force you to accept Sharia law, or any evil satanic system? Only YOU decide what you do or do not accept. Obama could write an Executive Order tomorrow declaring that the musloid screech to prayer be blasted from loudspeakers in every city and town five times per day, and the only true use or value that Executive Order would have is as toilet paper. Obama can’t make you accept Sharia law any more than he can make you fly like Superman.

ObamaCare can only force you out of business if you COMPLY with it. The government can only force you into mortal sin if you COMPLY and CONSENT. Obama can mandate that we all buy health insurance, and that all insurance policies cover abortion and contraception. And we can all laugh in his face. His fat wife can further mandate that we all eat celery sticks and tofu on Mondays and Thursdays, and we can likewise laugh in her painted-up-thicker-than-a-tranny face. These people have no power over us. They are slack-jawed, carney-trash gutter filth, and nothing more.

Any power they have over us is power that we must specifically consent to give to them. I withdraw my consent.

You got a problem with that, Barry?

Molon labe.

Finally, back to the theological aspect of all of this, because that’s how I roll up in here. Look at a Crucifix. What you are seeing in a Crucifix is the stark horror of your own freedom and personal sovereignty. You are free to choose, as is every single being made in the image of God. We are so free that God consents to allowing us to choose to torture and kill Him.

Oh, yes, we always, always have a choice. And now, because we have allowed it, the choice now stands as this: Either choose to spare yourself the wrath of an evil, illegitimate government or choose to scourge and crucify Christ. Pick up the flagellum and lean into Him. Skin Him. Make Him bleed and shake in pain. Then pick up that hammer and those nails and drive them in. Feel the bones in His feet and ankles crunch as you pound that nail in.

And as you’re doing this, look Him in the eye with a big sh**-eating grin on your face. Tell Him how you have no choice, because it’s either this, or you might lose your job, or your 4000 square foot house.

And that’s not even a contest, right?

I mean, who WOULDN’T torture and kill their best friend, brother, father, spouse, creator and savior in order to stay in the good graces of the IRS and keep a job or a pension income?

The choice is yours. It always has been and always will be.

This life will only last for a few more decades at most. What comes after that is eternal.

Choose wisely.

GardenSERF: Amerika, Oh Amerika


GardenSERF links to this YouTube posting of the entire 1987 ABC miniseries.

Read the commentary by GS, then watch a memento from a time where the Communist takeover of the USA was merely the stuff of nightmares.

Those were the days, my friends….
We thought they’d never end.
We’d sing and dance
Forever and a day.
We’d live the life we choose.
We’d fight and never lose.
Those were the days…
Oh, yes!
Those were the days.

Who Will Your Neighbors Be?


Ms. Wolfe links to this thoughtful article on the people whom you have encountered, and will meet again as the situation degrades.

As a wise man taught me now years ago:

People are the problem.

Choose wisely.

Vanderboegh: Losing The Mandate Of Heaven


One of Mike’s best pieces ever.

Keep training, gathering, and dispersing.

Ehr kumt!

Yidn Farlawst ayer shtetl.

VDH On Election 2012


Vanderleun links to a PJM interview with Victor Davis Hanson on the upcoming election.

With respect to the Prof:

Eff.

That.

Read all of the comments on the Vanderleun piece.

And plan for “The Mighty Kenyan: Payback Time”, coming to the streets near you in January, 2013.

AP: A Tale Of The Meanie Stealers


Read it all.

Do you understand yet?

You.

Or them.

Decide.

Steyn: Occupiers vs. Producers


Mark Steyn’s latest is, as always, worth your time.

This will not end well.

DiLorenzo: Another Lincoln Lie


Professor Thomas DiLorenzo continues his record-based correction of the Lincoln mythology.

Given how the current POTUS and his Attorney General plan to run their 2012 re-election campaign, you may also want to read these works by Professor DiLorenzo.

AP: Robbery & Opportunity


Read.

Think.

Plan.

Act.

Volk On Freedom


Oleg calls it a “varmint control device”.

Yup.

Whiteboarding The Issues


A reader pointed to these two vids from Bill Whittle on OWS and their fellow travellers:

Is ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Anti-Semetic?

Debunking The Myth Of ‘Palestine’

Simply Brilliant


Speaking with a friend last week about PT.

He explained that he puts his gear on, including his rifle and sidearm, and then uses his treadmill to push himself hard, in full battle-rattle.

In addition to the PT benefits, it’s allowed him to maintain OPSEC and also unfug some of his gear placement, which needed to be moved for optimal access.

Simply brilliant, especially for folks who don’t have easy access to open territory.

Plumb Out Of Gas


Just spent 45 minutes trying to find something post-worthy.

I got nothing.

This piece keeps rattling in my brain.

This too shall pass.

One hopes…

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do


Russell at DumpDC writes about secession, Balkanization, and the death of the former US of A.

Those who believe that the borders of Pax Americana can be maintained, be it here in CONUS or throughout the Greater Empire, are simply not dealing with ground truth.

The central ground truth being that most of mankind (>90%) is perfectly fine with being slaves, so long as their latrine is reasonably well-maintained, their shoes are comfortable, and various creature comforts are available.

Plan to have all of those folks agin’ ya.

Got enough to beat ’em?

Do ya?

Two, three, four
Down doo-wee doo
Down, down
Comma, comma
Down doo-wee doo
Down, down
Comma, comma
Down doo-wee doo
Down, down
Breaking up is hard to do….

An Open Letter To American Law Enforcement


Courtesy of Denninger.

You boys and girls really think it’s worth what’s coming your way if you continue to stand with the Powers-That-Be?

Especially given the NYPD toilet plunger job you’re already going to get from them come retirement time?

Choose wisely.

There’s no “oopsie do-overs” on some decisions.

A Class War Bloodbath Looms


Synthesis between now and then
, courtesy of Sword At-The-Ready.

Have you got plans for both stayin’ put and gittin’?

Best work on those.

Coming Attractions


GardenSERF: How To Train The Neighbors To Hate (And Kill)

Sipsey Street: Darkness Falls

Do you understand yet?

Barnhardt: Without Rule Of Law, Parts I & II


From Miss B:

W.R.O.L. (PART 1)
POSTED BY ANN BARNHARDT – NOVEMBER 2, AD 2011 9:40 PM MST
New acronym for those of you who don’t know it already: W.R.O.L. = Without Rule of Law.Sadly, the MF Global clients are learning first-hand what WROL is and what it feels like. This is just the very, very beginning of WROL in (what once was) the United States.

I have talked to several cattle industry contacts who had accounts with MF Global. They have been calling me looking for guidance and assurance that everything is going to be okay and that they are going to be made whole. Sadly, for me to tell them any such thing would be boldfaced lying on my part. And so I tell them the truth.

As of this writing, the amount of customer segregated funds that are missing and have been stolen from MF Global customers stands at a staggering $1.5 Billion, more than double the initial estimate from Monday of $700 million. I will not be the least bit surprised if the $1.5 Billion figure is ultimately revised up even more.

As I laid out earlier, MF was charging very, very high margin requirements relative to the rest of the industry. I suspect that MF (Corzine) was doing this as a means of raising additional interest-free capital.

Quick story. I decided to start my IB in the fall of 2005, and traveled to Chicago to interview FCMs. To my shock, I learned on that trip that the majority of the money made by IBs and FCMs (at that time) was not commissions, but rather the INTEREST on the customer segregated funds. All of the free cash in client accounts, meaning that money not tied up in margin requirements, was invested by the FCM in US Treasury paper. Every month the FCM and the IB would then split the interest income. The FCM I eventually went with offered me a 50-50 split on my office’s free cash at the 90 day T-Bill rate. I was very surprised by this dynamic. Having worked in a branch office up until that point, I had always been told that paying interest on customer free cash balances was IMPOSSIBLE, and the only way for customers to earn interest on their funds was to buy T-Bills themselves as initial margin “collateral”, if you will. Since T-Bill purchases were in large denomination blocks, all but the largest clients were effectively shut-out of this option. I thought that was just the way it was.

No, no. The reason I was told that interest payments were impossible is because the interest income was a MAJOR income stream for the branch manager. Immediately I was very, very uncomfortable with the idea of clandestinely profiting off of my customers’ opportunity interest expense. So, here is what I did. I offered the FCM a 60-40 split, with the FCM getting 60 percent IF and ONLY IF they would calculate and credit my customers’ accounts with the remaining 40% every month. I felt it right to pay the FCM more than their usual take for having to go through the extra step and labor of doing these interest credits for each account every month. And, my customers recaptured 40% of their opportunity interest expense (at 90-day T-Bill rates), which effectively cheapened up their commission rate, and in some cases eliminated it completely. It also set me apart, because at that time I was one of the only, if not THE only IB in the United States that paid interest to all of my clients as a built-in matter of policy, and I was able to advertise that fact. And finally, I made exactly the same amount of money that I had initially assumed I would make – namely my commission payout. Win-Win-Win. That, along with a genuine and unique knowledge of my business and field thanks to training I received from an old-timer cattleman, is how a 29 year old girl became a fairly good-sized livestock and grain brokerage firm.

Ever since the last meltdown, the Fed has synthetically suppressed interest rates. T-Bill rates dropped from around 5% to just epsilon above zero and have been that way for years now. I haven’t paid any interest to anyone in years because there is no interest income whatsoever from T-Bills.

People are honestly trying to justify MF Global and Corzine’s theft by stating that FCMs have sure had it rough these past two years because they have made no money on interest. Uh, like that is some sort of an excuse for STEALING CUSTOMER FUNDS?

As I laid out earlier this week, MF had some seriously inflated margin requirements. It appears that Corzine did this because he viewed the excess cash in the customer segregated accounts as “interest-free capital”. Why borrow money from a bank at interest when you can use your customers’ money interest free? Who cares if it is illegal? You’re Jon Effing Corzine. You are Barry Obama’s top Wall Street fundraiser. The laws don’t apply to YOU.

 
W.R.O.L. (PART 2)

POSTED BY ANN BARNHARDT – NOVEMBER 2, AD 2011 9:39 PM MST

And now back to the concept of WROL. I have told the MF Global customers that I have spoken to this week that they should spiritually accept the fact that all of their money is gone. IF there is any reparation, it will take a very long time, and it will be far less than what was stolen from them. This way, if they do get any money back, they will be pleasantly surprised and won’t let this consume their spirits and blacken their hearts.

And yeah, I’m completely serious.

HEAR ME OUT.

Granted, at this, every single person has become upset and said, “There should be a law to keep this from happening! The government should be able to recover our money!”

And here is where the conversation gets really, really unpleasant.

There WAS a law. There WAS a very, very strict law.

WAS.

Past tense.

What we are seeing right now is what every single culture that has been conquered by Marxists has experienced: the elimination of the Rule of Law. This nation is no longer a nation of laws. It is a nation of men. The law no longer matters. All that matters is who you are and who you know. Jon Corzine is part of the Marxist-Obamaist cabal, and therefore laws do not apply to him.

Further, the government that you, up until now, have turned to in order to enforce the Rule of Law is now itself the entity that is stealing from you. In other words, there is absolutely NO ONE to turn to for law enforcement because the is no Rule of Law. Technically, your County Sheriff chould have jurisdiction over this, but in reality if your County Sheriff made any move toward enforcing the law and holding Jon Corzine or any of the rest to account, your County Sheriff would himself be removed, arrested or killed by the lawless Marxist-Obamaist regime.

Do you understand now? Do you understand the gravity of what is happening?

Let me tell you about the Ukraine in the early 1930s. Stalin was ruling the Soviet Union with an iron fist, and wanted to get rid of the Ukrainian population which he deemed a threat to his power. Beginning in 1931, local Soviet administrators began refusing to provide the Ukrainian farmers with seed wheat. The farmers, watching the planting window close rapidly, were eventually BEGGING the Soviet administrators and central planners for seed. None was ever provided. When the next harvest came around, the Soviet administrators demanded full-quota harvest production from the Ukrainian farmers. The stunned and livid farmers reminded the Soviets that they had refused to give them any seed at planting time, and thus there was no crop. The Soviets then accused the farmers of hiding and hoarding the wheat harvest from them.

The men and working-aged boys were summarily executed on the spot as “counterrevolutionaries”. The women and children were left to starve. Cannibalism set in, and many mothers, driven insane with hunger, killed and ate their children. By the end of 1933, millions of Ukranians, both urban and peasant farmers, were dead of a manufactured and completely unnecessary mass starvation, with estimates ranging from 3-5 million dead.

“How can they do this to us? How can they get away with this? Surely there must be someone we can report them to. Surely there is someone who will help us.”

Not in a Marxist state. Marxists will rape you and rob you blind and then kill you when you don’t display your undying gratitude to them for doing it, and beg them for more. The MF Global victims are learning this lesson right now. Sadly, I fear that what happened to MF is going to eventually become systemic via outright theft and confiscation, and via inflation, which will render all assets held in U.S. dollars essentially worthless. And because this is all being done willfully and consciously by your own Federal Government, there will be no one to turn to to “make it right” or to enforce the Rule of Law.

Welcome to WROL. You MUST keep your wits about you. You MUST accept the reality of what is happening, and prepare and react accordingly. We have one hell of a fight on our hands, and in order to fight effectively we must not be consumed with rage. We must be clear-headed and be able to think rationally and tactically.

Consuming rage is extremely detrimental.

Righteous anger?

Oh, hell yes.

Consuming, blinding rage?

Absolutely not.

If you haven’t purchased long guns and ammunition, freeze dried food, water and fuel, you better be getting about that with a quickness.

Coming Soon To A Neighborhood Near You


Read the material at this blog regarding the post-Yugoslavian wars:

Surviving one year in a city surrounded by the enemy army and cut off from the rest of the world. I’m Selco and have been through this SHTF school I never wanted to attend during the Balkan wars 1992 – 1995. I write about this here.

Much hard-won information on what is coming, once the supports let go.

Are you using well the time remaining?

(h/t to Travis McGee)

‘Lunatic Fringe’ Militiaman And His Novel, ‘Absolved’


Or so the statists claim.

Mike Vanderboegh replies.

Read the available chapters of ‘Absolved’ here.

Rugged, Independent Frontiersmen


Curtis issues a call to action.

Your choice.

Go it alone in the coming Drama, or try to expand your network – if only for certain purposes and/or times.

Choose wisely.

Riot Dog


Ms. Wolfe explains.