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Sep 14, 2022Liked by Jeff Childers

"Many people think this is part of reason governments are suddenly pushing for digital currencies; because it’s so easy to know everything worth knowing about someone by their account records." That is absolutely true, but the most important reason is that it's very difficult to tax the cash economy. The federal government wants EVERYONE to be a W2 employee - automatic tax withholdings, W2s get reported to the IRS by the employer, a taxpayer cannot hide when they are a W2 employee. And this brings me to my next thought: this new "public-private partnership" paradigm is escalating and really, the impetus (excuse) that has propelled it forward was the pandemic, but I digress. Anyhoo, government loves large corporations because it's an easier span of control for a government to manage a relatively small number of large corporations that employ millions of (W2) employees nationwide rather than millions of small businesses, entrepreneurs, gig workers, etc. And big corporations LOVE big government because (despite what they may give lip service to), they LOVE onerous and burdensome regulations - because large corporations can AFFORD to comply with onerous regulations - they have the money to hire entire compliance departments. But guess who CANNOT afford compliance? Those nasty and pesky competitors and roadblocks to complete monopolies, small businesses. And thus we have the perfect marriage of the corporate/government state. This is not conspiracy theory, this is firsthand knowledge from my former career.

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GREAT POINT. And, I will add: I have been a self employed business researcher for almost 22 years. Every quarter I pull out my checkbook and have to write a check for estimated taxes for the year. No one withholds taxes on 1099 people. So I get to feel the pain of turning my hard earned dollars into uncle Fed. I have always said if EVERYONE had to pay taxes this way, we would get change. Ask the average person how much they pay in federal taxes, and most cannot even tell you. Or they pay nothing.

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And it's not even quarterly! To the uninitiated, you need to pay the quarterly est. tax this year on this schedule: 4/18/22, 6/15/22, 9/15/22, and 1/12/24. Your first payment is due the same day as your 1040 taxes! Then only 2 months to save up for your next payment. Brutal!

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Yes, AND get to write a check to the State too, since our state has income tax. Then by Dec 31 we get to write a check to the county for property tax on our house and cars since we paid our house off and that bill comes right before Thanksgiving (and after the Nov election - timing!), which tells us how much we can afford for Christmas presents. THAT bill has gone thru the roof due to increased housing values, and again, most people fail to realize it, since it's taken out of their mortgage payment, the escrow may go up and raise their payment, but they don't connect the dots between the D's that run our county and the cash grab. Time for another TEA (taxed enough already) party.

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Missouri has a Republican trifecta and a Republican triplex. The Republican Party controls the offices of governor, secretary of state, attorney general, and both chambers of the state legislature.

With "Repubs" in Charge You have topayTAX on your Cars??? Even VA got rid of that over 30 years ago.

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There is still personal property tax on vehicles in VA.

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They got rid of it when I was there in '88 & '89. I had moved out of The Peoples' Republic of MD and VA was a breath of Freedom.

Bolshevik democRats took over VA sadly, but now You have an opportunity after the last election. But I recognize Repub doesn't neccesarily = Conservative or Liberty.

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And car tax in CT.

That tax really irritates me because our roads in NE are currently a mess… full of potholes … so where’s that money even going?

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Doesn't matter, property taxes are levied by the County, and I am in one of the 2 blue counties in the state. Property taxes fund schools, libraries, some of the parks, our ridiculous sports stadiums and county government, and the city takes a cut too. The state would have to fund all of these things if they abolished the property tax, although an R state rep in my county has proposed a '2% cap on the increase' bill but the R legislature spent most of last session fighting amongst themselves and our R gov is weak and ineffectual IMHO

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We got a car tax "relief" for a while, but it just reduced what you paid. Happy to send you my bills if you don't believe me. But for the 4 cars in my family (3 of them old cars for kids, and an 8 year old minivan) I paid over $600

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Even got taxed on a 14 year old car with over 200k miles

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That sucks.

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They are rinos

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Spot on!!

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Oops! I posted my earlier reply about property tax unawareness before I followed this thread and realized you’d already said the same thing😁. Thanks for the great comments!

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Or better yet, for *everyone,* no withholding and no quarterly estimated prepaid taxes, but rather one real, not estimated, tax bill, due by April 15th. Pre-pay would obviously be allowed, and planners-ahead might do that, but it would not be required. Maximum pain, focused on one day.

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And we could accrue interest over the course of the year.

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So true. I despise writing those quarterly checks. I’d rather set my money on fire.

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"Your" money ... what a quaint notion. It is THEIR money, graciously lent to you (at a usurious rate) for your occasional use, repayable on demand.

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Key words: “MY money”

Government extorts our $$$ & does so legally (I suppose)

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Legally, sure, but not 𝒍𝒂𝒘𝒇𝒖𝒍𝒍𝒚.

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Neal Boortz and his fellow authors of "The Fair Tax Book" said as much, two decades ago. Your point has been valid for a long time.

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Many years ago, Boortz had a segment on gun control on a alien planet being an anology to public school in America. It was a really detailed story but I never heard it again and could never find it. If anyone here knows the story or has access, please post a link!

Something to the effect of they would pick up your guns in the morning and hold them for you and clean them... then bring them home in the afternoon. Would you do that? But you do with your kids.

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I always said that federal withholding is one of the worst crimes to come out of FDR's time in office. There would be a revolution if idiots actually knew how much of their money is being taken from them. Then they think they are "getting" something for free when they get their own money back and go out and blow it on foolish things. People. SMH

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I once saw a list of all the taxes people pay....telephone taxes, sales tax, state tax, federal tax, tax tax tax tax tax. My phone bill alone has $20 of tax per month on it. Anyhow, if the average citizen could see a comprehensive list like this, there would be a freakout. The way it is, out of sight out of mind.

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Not to mention the taxes that are levied ostensibly for some specific purpose and then when that purpose no longer exists, the tax remains. It’s like nuclear waste or goose poop, it never goes away 😡

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Not to mention those who get 'refunds' who never paid taxes in the first place.

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Great point! My husband has always said the same thing about property taxes also - most ppl have no idea how high their property taxes are because those are typically lumped in with their mortgage payment. If ppl had to pay them separately there’d be greater awareness of property tax rates and likely greater push for change on this front too.

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yes, every year the local liberal rag posts some handwringing about 'seniors being forced out of their homes' due to past due property taxes and calls for some program to bail them out, rather than CALLING FOR LOWER TAXES. Even the former mayor of KC, who was in his 90's, got behind on his property tax (for his mansion, btw) and some D donors ended up bailing him out. You only 'think' you own your house free and clear after you pay it off - try not paying property tax for 3 years and the County will tell you differently. We do budget for that bill, but the last 4 years it is always higher than we thought it would be. At least our cars keep going down in value/tax bill since we refuse to pay the ridiculous $ they are asking for cars these days. Our net increase last year was 'only' $400.....

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There is some truth to those scare stories. That's why some states strictly limit increases on owner-occupied homes. Were it up to me, I would only allow taxation based upon the last actual sale. That would certainly give governments an incentive to not allow inflation! Or a variation, from a Heinlein novel I think: Anyone may bid on your property (including, presumably, the government). You must either sell to the bidder or else the property valuation (and hence the tax) adjusts to the new "price."

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Heinlein was probably thinking of the ancient Athenian institution of "antidosis". If you were assessed the obligation of paying for a liturgy, an expensive obligation to the state like a ship or a dramatic production, you had the right to challenge another Athenian that you claimed was richer. There would then be a trial that determined which of the two was richer and had to pay for the liturgy.

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Oh definitely. My 83 YO mom (who moved to an apt to avoid HO maintenance challenges) knows people her age who are 'house poor' - own their homes free and clear but taxes (and big ticket maintenance $) are a real struggle. See the same thing this year out knocking on doors. Surprising how many people in their 80's and 90's are still in their SF homes. Hoping they all vote in Nov, have a strong R candidate running for county exec, but have not had an R in that role in 50 years. Amazing how D's keep voting for more taxes.

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Proposition 13 in CA of all places capped homeowners tax at 2% of the sales price. I am sure that has or is changing, but it was a great thing. If you stay in your home and have lived there since the 1970's, your cost is always the same.

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Totally with you on this!

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I hear what you're saying. On the other hand, I'm retired, get [almost] free health care via the subsidy and many other benefits. I'm not rich, but live comfortably. I've had to file of course, but I haven't owed income tax in nearly 20 years. I'm not so much bragging, but showing what a monstrosity our system of taxation is. If a minnow like myself escapes taxes just by paying a CPA about $400/year, just imagine what billionaires and corporations get away with.

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That is the screwed up thing, our tax code (and on the low income spectrum, the free stuff) disincentivizes work. I love what I do, and being self employed, and in my late 50's, I see myself continuing to work in retirement years, just less as I get older. But I envision a scenario where I might work less than I would otherwise just to avoid a higher tax bracket.

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Totally with you on this!

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Imho, it's all tied together, with no single aspect the most important. Taxing is just part of the control, and forcing people into 'having a job' vs. 'making a living' makes them subservient beggars, not free and independent citizens who earn what their work and imagination gain them. Tracking how people spend their digital money will also allow it to be turned off for certain people or purposes. Control is the central theme, set contra independence: cash vs. digital, homeschooling vs. gov't schools, guns vs. reliance on gov't for protection (or not), gas-powered cars vs. electric with controllable chips, name the subject.

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I have started using cash instead of a credit card for as much as possible. Yes, it's less convenient, but we are giving away our freedom for convenience. Once cash is gone, there will be no transaction that is not traceable and controllable. We're certainly on our way there, but there is a campaign to encourage people to use cash at least on Fridays. Cash only Fridays! Try it!

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CREDIT CARD COMPANIES NOW TRACKING GUN SALES - Visa Inc, the world's largest payments processor, said on Saturday it will implement a new merchant category code for U.S. gun retailers, which will identify transactions at firearms stores. -- The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) approved creation of the merchant code on Friday following pressure from gun-control activists who say it will help track suspicious weapons purchases. There's more - https://tinyurl.com/bde7t95r

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Sep 14, 2022·edited Sep 14, 2022

PAY CASH! While you still can.

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Because so many crooks use their own credit cards to buy guns with which to commit crimes. Smh.

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Yeah - thinking this action is NOT directed at the criminal element, but at John Smith and Jane Jones down the street. Keeping guns out of OUR hands seems the intent. Would make life easier......... when the time comes.

eg gun-toting IRS agents; DOJ knocking on the door of domestic terrorists dressed up as soccer moms, who insidiously infiltrated the most recent PTA meeting, etc.

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I warned my family and friends several months ago that this was coming and to buy weapons and ammo with cash only. The handwriting was on the wall.

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Oh, right. Like the criminal or rioter goes to a store with a credit card to get that handgun with serial number filed off.

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Plus, some of those irs new hires will likely look like dea, fbi, et al, by doing surveillance and conducting sting operations at auctions and flea markets to serve dual purpose of interrupting gun sales by investigating the cash only group who might not be declaring and paying tax on every cent they have

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I see a far more nefarious purpose. The firearms purchase form ATF 4473 is kept on file with the place we purchase our guns. NICS gives the yea or nay on the buyers eligibility to own a firearm. It is law that the forms stay private and not put in any public database. (Yes, I know. Eyeroll.) But...the CC records are available for everyone to see. This category code was initiated in Switzerland. So, an international party would easily be able to obtain this information. It's about the GLOBAL.

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Because felons will definitely use a CC because criminals carry a Stripe machine for back alley dealings.

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They’re modern, they use Square now 😬🤣

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Buying with cash.

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Unfortunately, arms dealers ( and drug traffickers) don’t use Visa. I don’t ever see us being a cashless society.

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Drug dealers and other people who work in the Criminal World - if society goes digital currency (no more cash transactions), how do these people continue with their criminal activity? Some of these people are Big Players, e.g. head of a cartel. They deal in millions (if not more) of cash transactions. They won't just close up shop and lock the doors on their enterprise. What happens?

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I got a lot of good info from watching Better Call Saul and Ozark...

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They will use Gold, the Money for the past 2000 + years until some Bankster Brats came up with a Paper Ponzi Scheme. Or Barter like slaves for guns & ammo. Always lots of toys to trade.

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Unfortunately, this measure isn't concerned with arms dealers (illegal is what you meant, I presume?) and drug traffickers.

It is INTENDED for Citizens, to 1st Curtail Purchases over the internet, and in stores. Then there Will Be Digital "Money" and EVERYTHING gets a Social Credit Score, eventually An Approval or Denial of Purchase.

Welcome to the "Growing" USSA, Comrade.

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Good point. How would this affect the criminal politicians and bankers? Would digital currencies make it easier or harder for them? The bankers have impunity now that they're too big to jail and the politicians think (and pretty much do) have impunity. I guess they could just force the digital on us serfs and do whatever they want for themselves.

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You're right, and I've learned a lot from Catherine Austin Fitts.

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Yes, I believe it's her website where I learned about Cash-only Fridays.

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I don't go to any place that won't take cash. Also support local businesses and do your best to eliminate supporting big companies. They are all in this scam together. Liquor from local distilleries, food from local restaurants, shop direct from the farmer. Anything I can do to not feed these global beasts the better.

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Absolutely!! And don't patronize restaurants that require you to have a smart phone to access their QR code menus!

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As long as there is drug and gun trafficking, there will never be a cashless society.

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Not for criminals, of course, only for us. Who is cooperating with the cartels dealing drugs and slaves over our border? Our government! No, cash transactions will eventually, if they succeed, be called 'criminal,' and we, the law-abiding, will be forced into cashless, trackable transactions. The real criminals, both in and out of government, will have business as usual.

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Excellent weekly podcast with Catherine Austin Fitts - Financial Rebellion: https://live.childrenshealthdefense.org/shows/financial-rebellion

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We should keep this front and center in all comments.

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Catherine Austin Fitts has an excellent weekly podcast of interest on Childrens Health Defense website. Called Financial Rebellion: https://live.childrenshealthdefense.org/shows/financial-rebellion

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When cash is outlawed, only outlaws will have...some other money substitute. History shows that gold and silver coins, cigarettes, nylon stockings or even just informal barter arrangements can and do take the place of "normal" money, especially when it has lost most of its value -- or markets are too controlled. Thus, you are totally wrong about "no transaction that is not traceable and controllable." Perhaps within their legal system of control. But humans are clever, and they've always found was around the rules (yes, sometimes at the risk of huge fines, prison or even death in some cases.)

As the ancient English proverb puts it, "You may as well hang for a sheep as for a lamb." There are limits to penalties. In some dystopian future, that saying might be clarified as: "You face five years in the labor camp for illegally buying a sheep or a lamb; in any event you stand no chance of finding one for sale unless you have something other than the official Credits to offer."

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Such moping! Carefully watched and controlled funds will only be spent on approved things, yes. But there will always exist, for some, the desire for a free (underground) economy that escapes the prying eyes and controlling hands of Big Brother. It will be less convenient, currency might be gold or silver or any tradeable good or service, and participants will risk fines or prison. But humanity yearns to be free and despite limitations always finds a way, however difficult.

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Sep 14, 2022·edited Sep 14, 2022

Precisely. And thanks to the Bolshevik's plandemic lockdowns, a huge swath of America's small business's have already been destroyed, stealing the wealth and livelihood of America's hardworking entrepreneurs. It was never about a virus. It was always about control and subjugation and the financial rape of America's middle class.

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And then, the feds spin to their liberal sheep that the enemy is the big, bad corporations! It’s all politicians getting unlimited “campaign money” and keeping their DC jobs.

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But the Left loves their big corporations because almost all of them are now seriously “woke”. Government/corporate partnership. Where have I heard about that before? Oh yeah, a certain Austrian painter.

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Here's a great (if not entirely encouraging) talk on The Cashless Society, from a Hillsdale College program on The Great Reset:

https://freedomlibrary.hillsdale.edu/programs/cca-ii-the-great-reset/cashless-society

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I love Hilldale. We need a thousand Hillsdales. (I can dream, can’t I?)

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Sep 14, 2022·edited Sep 14, 2022

The entire system needs to be disbanded. We do not get our money's worth from the thieves in our government. And now they want to employ armed agents for the IRS. The government on any level is not your friend.

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What Jeff described is one more reason in a long line of them going back forever it seems that forced me to conclude decades ago that government, especially that thing in the swamp, is nothing more than the world's largest and deadliest organized crime syndicate. My tongue was not in my cheek when I said it way back when and it certainly isn't now.

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Thank goodness our loyal conservative GOP senators and congressmen are speaking out, right?

Right?

(Whattaya mean they’re not speaking out?)

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I want to be smart like you and Jeff when I grow up.

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The State of California has been waging a war on independent contractors and small businesses. The reason? It seems to me it's about cash flow. Taxes are paid essentially before the employee is paid. ICs and SBOs pay quarterly and some of them actually don't bother with quarterlies. If your business is breaking even in a particular quarter (or loosing money) most won't pay the estimated amount, and just deal with it next April. So, I work in Jan of 22 for two months as an IC, and then I don't work in March or April, I'm unlikely to pay a quarterly. It all gets reconciled in April of '23. But the state for goodness sake must have their money now. So the have made it nearly impossible to work as an IC in the state.

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Didn't they just pass a law about Uber/Lyft drivers? Is that what you're referring to? Under the guise of "protecting" gig workers, they don't allow them to be gig workers, but force them to be W2 employees of Uber and Lyft?

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They did. California passed AB5, effective Jan 1 2020, that made Independent Contracting nearly impossible. Before the law was passed, some special interests got involved and I believe they gave a pass to Uber/Lyft type drivers and to Hollywood which is completely a gig situation. They recently took away the Uber Lyft exception, but I dont' know if that was a court case or actual legislative.

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And they JUST got it on the November ballot in Massachusetts!!! They collected signatures last fall to get it on the ballot and I researched who was behind the referendum, and surprise (no surprise), it was the SAME CALIFORNIA group that got the question on the ballot in CA!!! I believe that AB5 was a ballot question, not just a legislative bill? And uninformed voters (not their fault, it was sold as a bill that was desired by gig workers, oh those filthy, lying Democrat Marxists, but I repeat myself) voted to make it a law. And here we are in MA. Again, those filthy lying Marxists Democrats, and money and power grubbing Unions, are behind the same new law.

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AB 5 was a legislative bill. Proposition 22 was an attempt to exclude the Uber/Lyft drivers from the impact of AB5. It passed. Recently, the California Supreme Court struck down Prop 22 in it entirety. Don't know on what basis. Probably they didn't like it. So AB5 applies to the Uber Lyft guys. But for some reason I dont' think that was the case originally.

Parenthetically, I really dislike (oppose) the voter referendum process. I like the notion of a Republic as our founders envisioned. Direct Democracy is too easy to game, which is why direct democracy is favored by those on the left. When the left claims something is a "threat to our democracy" they mean a threat to the so-called "will of the people" as opposed to a threat to our Republic. So much of the Republic doesn't function as it should, the executive branch and all the departments full of unelected apparatchiks have too much power and no accountability. Congress doesn't act because acting means acting like an Adult and taking a public stand on actual issues. So actual issues don't come up there. Bills are about Pork, or changing the name of some monument but not about serious issues.

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[The following from various readings; I've never been other than a normal employee.] This is relevant to USA, but the situation might be similar elsewhere. Long ago (1970s) most highly paid talent would balk at being on a payroll. Whatever benefits might exist (e.g. "free" employer group health insurance) were swamped by the many benefits lost by being an independent contractor. For example, an independent had far more potential tax deductions than an employee did. These benefits still exist, but they've been limited over the years, probably because they were costing governments too much lost revenue.

It's all a big game of cat and mouse. That's why CPAs, attorneys and so on continue to remain much in demand.

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Well were it not for my spouse's W-2 status I would not have been self employed the last 22 years due to he has the health insurance. Insurance is the golden handcuffs for sure. Ideally, it should be unbundled from employers (who are acting like the government now, and telling people what to do or pay more) and sold like car insurance in the open marketplace but not gonna happen. As for the tax deductions, OK, but there is also the 'employer portion' of the tax that 1099 people have to pay. And I don't take the home office deduction, which is supposed to be an audit flag, but got audited for 2011 anyway after going to a bunch of TEA party rallies in 2010. They didnt find anything but it was a huge PITA.

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*losing, not loosing. “Lose” rhymes with booze. “Loose” rhymes with goose.

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"Now, I used to sit around and sing about booze. Now I sing about whatever I use."

-- John Hartford, "Granny Woncha Smoke Some Marijuana". 🤡

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Yes, I heard something about that, didn't Uber threaten to pull out of the state because of it? The IRS will penalize you in April if you under-pay your quarterlies to the fed, though, been there done that when I had a really good year; now I run an estimator check on the IRS site to adjust if needed. (yeah they penalize you for working too hard, lol)

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Excellent comment. Just one thing -- there was a "pandemic"?

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Haven’t had time to read all the comments yet but another reason I would say is because small businesses allow people to gain more wealth and independence. And that is something the statists do NOT like!!

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Many people wring their hands when they hear the prospects of further infringements on privacy or freedom (e.g. CBDC), or contemplate the existing laws. Allow me to inject a ray of hope. Somehow, people have always found ways to have free markets, a black market, underground economy, call it what you like. "But if we do that, we might have to pay fines, get our property confiscated, or go to prison!" wait the conservatives. True enough, but in no way different from what has long existed. The future may indeed include tighter controls. But based on history, I suspect there will always be unregulated markets that somehow escape the Eye of Sauron. There are limits to what punishments even an all-powerful State could exert. If you're a small business trying to comply with an ever greater burden of ridiculous regulations, at some point it may make sense to, er, streamline operations. If you face ruin simply because you used the wrong pronoun, or failed to hire enough diversity talent or properly fill in the latest climate change form, at some point people will close up shop. Or perhaps do unofficial work out of the garage or basement.

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taxes are irrelevant when the government can print as much money as it wants whenever it wants.

whether it is through taxes, preventing you from purchasing at certain stores, stopping you from donating to certain causes or politicians, forcing you to spend your money instead of saving it because the money has a self destruct button, purchasing green technologies, etc., the most important reason government wants central bank digital currencies is to control you. period.

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I agree for the Federales. But not since the confederacy has each state been able to print its own currency. States are often beneficiaries of the Federal Largess, but still, they are somewhat removed from the source. So they must rely on taxes, fees, etc.

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From the very beginning of the pandemic and throughout the entire thing and still, it was obvious that THEY want to eliminate small businesses. Many of the ones who survived the first covid wave of lockdowns didn't survive the GF/BLM protests.

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Hat tip!!’n

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Look up One Small Town by Michael Tellinger. The "moneyless" movement is picking up speed. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2VLFlrnVLTk

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Sep 14, 2022Liked by Jeff Childers

Jeff….thanks so much for using plain English to report on the doings of the DOJ/ FBI antics. It’s very confusing to most of us!

And the humor with it is so welcome!!

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The snarky humor is my favorite! 🥰

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Hear, hear!

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If Biden can just write EOs for anything he wants, why do we have Congress?

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Amen! At some point, governing by EO needs to be challenged in court. And the legislature needs to cut funding for Brandon’s BS.

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Yeah, but don't hold your breathe.

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Each administration seems to do more and more of this. There needs to be a way to rein it in..

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The more congress is derelict in its duty the more presidents only have EOs to govern. Then the next one vacates them. This is NO WAY to run a country. I lost any trust in congress in 2009 during the economic crisis and healthcare fiasco. It’s just tribe building now with fear porn on cable TV. Accidentally watched about a minute of this Dem nonsense fear porn in MSNBC. A congress critter was practically begging us to be afraid. Be very afraid. I tuned out.

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Exactly. I keep hearing criticism that Putin is a dictator and that is why we should go to war with the Russians. We don't need to do anything like that anywhere in the world. Not our business. What Americans don't think about is that is exactly what we have at home: a dictator who rules by fiat. What we call Executive Orders.

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No, we have to give billions and billions more to some corrupt government somewhere, in order to wreck the economy, or what’s left of it. Then, when the food shortages begin (planned) and the civil unrest starts (also rehearsed a couple of summers ago) they will just introduce their ever so handy Reset, complete with centrally controlled digital currency and eventual social credit score. What’s not to like?

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I was going to say the same thing. Biden is certainly abusing the EO, but the ball was set in motion several administrations ago. Congress and the Judicial branch would need to rein it in.

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Do they all? I remember Clinton and 0bama abusing the power, now Xiden. Republicans in office are held accountable by the "press" and must negotiate with Congress and make the case to the People.

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OK I was WRONG...by a lot. Looked it up: https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/statistics/data/executive-orders

Obama - 276

Trump - 220

Biden (or whoever is behind him) so far - 98

BUT.....FDR - 3,721!!!

Interesting.

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In part, because Congress has progressively (and I use that term advisedly) given up its constitutional authority and powers over the years. It's so much easier than actual governing, and it leaves lots of time for fundraising, making market trades, etc. Note that in Florida our legislature has largely given over controversial topics to the truly terrible constitutional-amendment-by-plebiscite process. The legislature itself often sponsors the amendments that go on the ballot; so much easier than actual governing, and one's name doesn't have to be associated with a controversial topic, making one's re-election that much easier. We citizens have let all this happen, but it's been a 'boiling frog' process, slow and not very noticeable. And in our defense, our "education" system has been mal-educating us for generations.

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Same in MO! We are in serious need of reform of our initiative petition process. It just requires a certain % of registered voters in the state to sign the petition to put crap on the ballot. Out of state big money interests pay people to collect signatures in KC and St Louis and because they word these things very simply (and the devil is in the details) people sign the petition. It gets on the ballot, and again, because people don't read the fine print (ballot language is also overly simplistic) they vote for it. Then the legislature needs to go back and try to undue the damage and the left gets to say they are subverting the 'will of the people'. Needs reform to say signatures have to come from a representative sample of the population of every county, which makes this a much more difficult and`1 expensive proposition for the Soros and others to fund.

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It’s just like Jeff describes, it’s a (unholy/ illegal) union between big corporations and the Federal Gov’t.

Big Corporations didn’t won’t Donald Trump to win in 16’ but they got surprised.

However, in 20’ all the corrupt players joined forces and defrauded the American people

election night.

Not only do we have a corrupt Federal Government including all its attachments.

We have an utterly corrupt Corporate America. All upper management are totally behind this wealth transfer that’s already happening. Since the pandemic lockdowns it’s estimated the 1% has taken 1 trillion dollars out of the economy, from you and I)divided among themselves. (Sorry, I’ve lost the link, I forgot to save it).

The objective, (and I realize everyone here already knows this), is to take it all.

According to them we will own nothing and be satisfied. Those who simply can not be content with that will simply be removed and relocated.

In the meanwhile according to Jeff this EO Biden was instructed to sign will ensure through technology everyone’s compliance.

Actually, the roundup of Trump and the resistance has already begun. If the Feds are successful in this current attempt at Trump and he is indicted. I expect this roundup of the resistance to escalate big time.

We already know the entire Federal Government including all its branches has become the enemy but the facts are clear they couldn’t have accomplished what they have if of all the Corporate leadership wasn’t involved, so know this:

those big corporations we support with our purchases are also our enemy.

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Sep 14, 2022·edited Sep 14, 2022

Who else is going to fund pet pork projects, write the convoluted at best laws that favor the powerful, skim from every possible source, and use insider trading to the fullest extent possible while presenting themselves to the people as 'leaders of the republic'...?

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Brandon's own comments " You can't legislate by Executive Order unless you're a Dictator".

https://hannity.com/media-room/flashback-candidate-biden-says-you-cant-legislate-by-executive-order-unless-youre-a-dictator/

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Ol' Joe's creative forgetfulness is another symptom of his willingness to be manipulated.

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Exactly! That just makes it a dictatorship not a democracy.

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They're the 'dicks', we're the 'taters'. (I apologize for the language.)

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Sep 14, 2022·edited Sep 14, 2022

This POTUS does not seem to let silly obstacles such as commercial law stand in his way when he wants to advance The Agenda. So why doesn't Biden take the next step and confiscate a few million barrels of petroleum from "evil Big Oil" to refill the strategic reserve? And do it before the midterms, too, so he could hop on his bicycle and take a Democrat Party victory lap.

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Who knows anymore?...with each election they become more worthless. We are essentially on our own.

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We asked the same questions during the Obama years.

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Congress holds the purse strings...hold them open and out of the way for Xiden's corrupt fat cat cronies to help themselves.

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I think you mean "Biden's Carers can write his scripts"? Mick from Hooe (UK) Unjabbed and ready to meet Adolf Schwab.

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If you do gain an audience with herr Schwab, please do gift him a red MAGA cap, to Klaus from The C&C Army.

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Definitely! Mick from Hooe (UK).

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As soon as I saw “carers” I knew you were UK. 😉 My daughters friend who is special needs, they are from UK and it always took me a minute to understand what she meant when saying her daughters “carers”. I learned something new! Small things amuse me. 😂

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Hope you understood the gist of the Comment? Mick.

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Oh absolutely! And agree! Just that I don’t hear the word “carers” everyday. It was a side thing I noticed, totally off topic. Probably should’ve just kept it to myself. I meant no disrespect at all. I actually love it.

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No big deal this end! Must remember to avoid confusing other (non Brits) that might not immediately understand reference to CARERS! 'Carers' does seem to give an image of Biden (on a good day) to those of us that believe, Dominion Voting machines, votes by dead people, duplicate voting and other unscrupulous activity that took place to create a false election outcome in 2020. Hopefully you've got these scams resolved for your next election. And hopefully the same cheating can't impact your upcoming 'mid-terms'? Mick (UK)..

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Lots of people are fighting hard on the election front. I am grateful for all their hard work and dedication and sacrifices. Personally I’m not confident enough has been fixed. In fact, would be surprised if the mid terms are secure enough to guarantee anything.

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Nice word but in this case it’s more like puppet masters

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Good point

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Totally agree. And probably for show🤬

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Sep 14, 2022·edited Sep 14, 2022Liked by Jeff Childers

If the contractors aren't going to be mandated to take the jab, end the mandate for federal employees. We are way beyond the EUA phase and the shots don't work. Stop this madness!

Our en banc hearing was yesterday and I hope the 5th circuit rules in our favor.

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My non-legal analysis: ALL jab mandates across the board need to be shit canned. No exceptions. Your witness.

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100% !!!

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Yes!!!

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100% this.

My body my choice evaporated awfully quickly when it was convenient

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Really. *What* 'emergency?' If there ever were one, and I don't think there was, nor do I think there's an 'emergency' clause in the Constitution, there certainly isn't one now, years down the line.

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The USG knows they will lose. They're running in hopes to avoid a precedent-setting rulling against mandates.

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That's why our court case needs to continue so we can draw a line in the sand.

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Sep 14, 2022·edited Sep 14, 2022Liked by Jeff Childers

Sorry to labor the point but common sense must prevail! Cancel Big Pharma's unjustifiable IMMUNITY from LIABILITY. They're still using a 'decades old' 'TEMPORARY' (Licence to Kill) introduced by Reagan for Swine Flu in 1987, which still enables them to continue to kill thousands of vax recipients with impunity. The Swine Flu Experiment was abandoned after 50+ US citizens died POST VAX . This was deemed "Too Dangerous". In the past TWO YEARS they've killed MILLIONS Worldwide but still continue with no regard. Mick from Hooe (UK) Unjabbed and looking for Adolf Schwab!

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Exactly spot on! That’s a pesky little fact that gets in the way of their agenda. So they’ve brushed it under the rug in hopes no one will remember or try to hold them accountable. I was shouting that from the rooftop right from the beginning. Deaf ears. People don’t want to be bothered with facts. When you tell them this fact they brush you aside and keep injecting. It’s like they are comatose.

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Mick from UK. My respect to Queen Elizabeth II. Her death saddens me.

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Swine Flu debacle was under Gerald Ford. Reagan's limited liability excludes fraud or malfeasance.

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Sep 14, 2022Liked by Jeff Childers

I love it when you do litigation analysis! I'm a corporate lawyer but I've dabbled in litigation and it's always an interesting battle of getting the right court, the right judge, working out your tactics and strategies, your moves and counter-moves to get you where you want to go. Fascinating stuff!

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So sad that getting "the right court, the right judge" is a consideration...

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That was my thought too. It somehow suggests that Lady Justice is not quite blind……

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Justice became "Just Us."

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Yep! It was a huge shock to me when I first got involved in litigation and I realised the law had very little to do with justice most of the time - it’s about money and time and people’s interests and agendas. That said, I do think the legal system is still one institution which is not yet completely corrupt - in most countries.

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Well I'm not a lawyer. I suppose our legal system is a necessary evil. I'm well aware of the old legal joke that you can get a Grand Jury to indict a ham sandwich. That's humorous enough. What's not so funny is that, based upon observation, you can also get a normal jury to convict or levy huge damages against a ham sandwich. Actually, a more cogent analogy would be that the average jury is composed of sandwiches. It's a critical failure of our justice system a typical jury is composed of "peers" that barely have the intellectual aptitude to pick their own noses, much less to ponder the pros and cons of complex, or even simple, legal issues.😠

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I never bought into the 5G nanotech graphine stuff, but this EO makes me pause.

As to going to digital currency, in addition to what you pointed out, it's also easier to take away a person's freedom by locking their accounts. Sure, the government can freeze bank accounts now, but if you have cash stashed away you can still live. Not so if all you have is digital currency and that gets frozen. It's all just another means to control us.

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Canada truckers as an example. I remarked to a friend our $ is unavailable with just one logarithm change and click. You should have seen her face.

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Sep 14, 2022·edited Sep 14, 2022

Further support for my snarky commenta above, that the concept of "our" money is quaint and now irrelevant. It is all THEIR money, graciously lent to us at usurious rates, and repayable on demand.

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Sep 14, 2022·edited Sep 14, 2022

Great comment...but logarithm should be algorithm

my guess is they don't have to change the algorithm, the denial of our resources is built into the algorithm and they just have to click with a mouse to deny their customers access to their cash.

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This happened to me, when a bank manager accidentally "hovered" his computer mouse over a box, while setting up my new bank account.

What happened when he did this? Murphy's Law.

I was prevented from using my debit card.

The "accidental hover" blocked me from using it at any store, hotel, or from using it at a bank or ATM, for cash withdrawals.

The only thing permitted on that new account, due to his error? DEPOSITS.

And that? Was an ACCIDENT.

I could go on and on but while the "glitch" was eventually corrected, via telephone, my new "institution" manager never apologised for basically trapping me in a foreign (3rd World) country with no access to my money, only CC transactions.

True story.

Once the Canadian Truckers and supporters had their accounts FROZEN by the government: there was an immediate RUN ON BANKS.

I closed a bank account of 30+ years at that time. When asked why? I told the teller EXACTLY why.

The teller responded "The Government made us freeze accounts when they invoked The Emergencies Act..."

That's all anyone needs to understand...

THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT IS TYRANNICAL.

it was that nationwide bank run which REVERSED the "War Act by Any Other Name", in my opinion.

The War Act was declared on a Friday. Arms were EMPTIED OUT, that weekend.

On MONDAY: bank accounts were EMPTIED OUT.

By Tuesday? The "emergency" (over the trucker protest) was "over"...

I also withdrew MOST of my cash from the "glitchy" bank which had hung me out to dry in the desert.

These days: I only leave enough in "the bank" to meet (minimum) monthly CC payment obligations. That's IT.

Everything else: Cash Only.

If stores won't accept my cash? (Some began not accepting cash during the "pandemic".) I do NOT give them my business.

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I know why old timers didn't trust banks and squirrelled cash in shoeboxes.

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The problem that eventually you won’t be able to pay things like property taxes, income tax, or make any major purchases if we go cashless. There will probably always be a way of buying and selling “the little stuff” but if you can’t even purchase gas without your ration card, I mean your digital ID then it’s too late. No one in government of either party is sounding the alarm. It’s all just a conspiracy theory to them at this point.

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Thanks. Get those mixed up. I tell my hubs the same and he goes green. We sure did well during Trump years. Biden is screwing our retirement big time but I am also lowering expectations. Which would be happening in any case as real priorities rise to the top. In our 70’s.

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In your shoes. Lowering our standard of living so we can afford to grow old without eating dog food. 2 years ago we were looking forward to growing older in style, now we are pinching pennies for the dark days ahead. I am SUPER pissed at these assholes.

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Me too. I resort to thinking if we can live in our small camper. Off grid. I want to ring necks. We never were big spenders but wanted a comfortable retirement. Which we did until that FJB.

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Learn how to do home canning. Gives a measure of peace of mind too.

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Better get to it. Soon there will be no "real food" to can if we listen to the narrative. No fertilizer, no crops, no trains running, gas prices high, electricity shut off and droughts causing water shortages and crop failures. If you listen...and fear mongering is the currency of choice in this war for our souls, whether it comes from the right or the left. It is our job to disseminate and decide what is true and what is not.

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Those blood clots everyone is talking about? Check it out. They are not blood clots. They are self-assembling circuits which can be seen when they are cut open and examined. This is from the graphene based nano technology in the shots. When Fauchi testified before Congress in December 2019 (if I remember correctly), he said that the "new vaccine" contained "self-assembling" nano technology. I don't think one Congressman asked what that meant. (I must search up that testimony again.) This is the REAL reason they have been so adamantly desperate to get the shot into every human being alive (including babies) and it is also the reason why multiple boosters must be required. They need to get more of the nano tech into the body to facilitate the completion of the circuits being built in the human body and brain. This is not science fiction. This is the face of tryanny.

https://rwmalonemd.substack.com/p/human-cyborgs-are-just-the-beginning?utm_source=email

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You beat me to adding Malone's substack.

CC community, check it out, and the links to additional info

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It took me awhile to hunt down this link. Pay attention when Dr. Merritt talks about the examination of the "clots" and what happens when subjected to acid.

https://rumble.com/v1jsra5-the-great-reset-they-are-not-clots-intra-body-nano-network-administered-thr.html

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Unbelievable. But, I knew it was coming. Did you see this patent?

https://patents.google.com/patent/WO2020060606A1/en

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Dr. Jessica Rose linked this movie (The Big Reset Movie) in her Substack this morning:

https://odysee.com/@thebigreset:1/ENGLISH:bb

It is 2+ hours long, but ties EVERYTHING together, including the "nanotech graphene stuff", cashless society, etc.

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Thank you Martha for sharing. What is compelling about this movie is having an international perspective. Much of the lies, planned strategy and complicity is not necessarily new to us in C&C community but the quality of the production without being bombastic or fear mongering is excellent. Having real voices from around the world share the same calling out the BS on this plandemic and its ultimate goal is absolutely worth watching and provides a collective global vindication of what we are all experiencing.

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Also it makes a change from all the ones featuring mainly native English speakers, e.g. Malone, Weinstein, Cole, Fleming, Hodgkinson, Paton, Fenton, etc. The majority of these experts were relatively new to me. Probably they don't speak fluent English, but I hardly speak a word of Spanish.

I'm watching it all the way through before sending it to people who haven't woken up or have only started the process. I find a lot of 'sceptic' material too 'strong' to send to people who are still hypnotised by the fear campaign. It would be counterproductive or of no use.

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🥺 Do I dare?

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I detest watching long videos, but because it was Dr. Rose, I dared. Now I'm trying to figure out how to get my sister to watch it...

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It's real. It's mainly to be used for the "Internet of Things" at this point but the possibilities for nefarious use are many. Start researching the subject, you will be surprised.

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Sep 14, 2022Liked by Jeff Childers

Thank you for helping with parents' rights legislation.

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Hopefully the Healthcare mandate goes away soon. And let's get these masks off of Healthcare workers and patients faces too.

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Big difference between "will not enforce" and terminating or rescinding. It is very telling that with all the evidence that has finally been published, the Executive Orders still remain intact and in place. This is no time to let our collective guard down. We must press for legislative limitations on federal power at the state level.

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The next President will have to rescind them -- they don't want the Old Sniffer in Chief to look weak.

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🤣 Look weak. That's rich.

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I'm going to say that if that is the plan legally, I am entirely convinced that Trump shouldn't be given credit for it, but his lawyers. Trump is not a genius from what I can tell: sharp, yes; canny, sure; smart even. But he makes blunders that even most supporters can/have/would say are headscratchers

Considering how poorly he hires, whether on recommendation or by choice, it's something of a surprise that this legal team seems smarter than the DOJ (although I suppose that's a low bar), if they have manipulated the DOJ, and Merrick Garbage in particular, into such a favorable position for Trump.

We'll see how it plays out...

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Completely agree. Far too many (myself included for a while) rationalized away Trump's head-scratching moves as some sort of 12-D chess. Wrong, he just screwed up and our side making excuses for it just insures he'll make more blunders.

I love the man and voted for him twice but he has two major shortfalls I see:

1) He is far too reliant on others for personnel choices and seems to be a poor judge of individual character

2) He is too focused on tactics at the expense of strategy. He doesn't have to fight with every person who calls him a name (as an example) but needs to looks at the bigger picture.

Unfortunately people in their mid-seventies rarely change on habits like these.

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I beg to differ with your first point. PDJT didn't get where he got in business by making bad personnel decisions. You are not looking at the big picture, nor accounting for the perfidy of the political class and the Deep State. Two examples:

Lindsey Graham's Abortion Bill: Lindsey is in the UniParty. Since you just schooled us about timing, isn't the timing of Lindsey's bill suspicious? Who does it hurt? Who does it help? IMHO, it is a UniParty distraction intended to hurt MAGA in the midterms.

Karoline Leavitt: Karoline just won the GOP Primary in NH for a seat in Congress. PDJT had not made an endorsement in the race. Within the past few days, Charlie Kirk called PDJT to try get him to endorse Karoline. Based on the polling data that was being provided to PDJT (by the RNC?), Karoline was in second place ~ 19 points behind. Karoline won by 9 points. In Charlie's assessment, PDJT was being fed the results of a suppression poll to keep the stronger MAGA candidate from getting the coveted endorsement.

A final thought: If Ron DeSantis is 100% MAGA, he will get treated just like PDJT in DC.

A final question: Are we sure Ron DeSantis is 100% MAGA?

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Hi Phil - I think we probably agree on about 98% of the substance here so this isn't meant to be argumentative, but Trump chooses to listen to Graham and the RNC. IMO that's the equivalent of a bad personnel choice. Who you take advice from determines who populates the cabinet. That's also what I meant by a poor judge of character, he listens to people that are bad actors.

Trump got badly rolled early in his term with firing General Flynn, Steve Bannon, and bringing in the likes of McMaster and his cronies. Look at Pence and all his dirty dealings, but we can't overlook that Trump chose him probably based on bad advice. The list goes on and on.

I will happily vote for him again if he runs and on balance was very happy with his first term. But he could have done better in so many places, and everywhere he fell short there was a bad actor at his side (Covid being the supreme example). He needs to fix that.

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Jeff, not sure if you're addressing me or Martha...lol. But since you used my name I'll respond. Unfortunately, I agree with you totally. It's kind of a conundrum, isn't it? This is one of the biggest problems I see and why I keep referring back to the book "The Irony of Democracy: An Uncommon Introduction to American Politics" by Dye first published in 1970. It's gone through at least 15 editions since then. A scholarly academic textbook that is the definitive work on what we have come to call the Uniparty. This opened my eyes 50 years ago almost to a day. With those eyes, I looked at the Vietnam War, the Watergate hearings and I watched the marvelous Reagan campaign with all it's promise become captured by the Deep State when VP Bush came on board with his deep state cabinet and replaced every one of Reagan's team except for James Watt (and you know how long he lasted). It's almost like deja vu. Trump made terrible choices in that term as you described and there is no excuse except the deep state is still calling the shots. If he doesn't get arrested by the Bolsheviks (and I don't know what is keeping them from doing that now) and gets back into office, I will watch to see if he throws down the gauntlet and tells the deep state to pack sand (I was going to say FO). Maybe he will get some coaching from DeSantis. The time has come to recognize that EVERYTHING is on the line and it is time to draw the line in the sand or the country will be completely lost to the Bolsheviks and the Nazis. The hour glass is empty. It's now or never.

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Yikes, my bad, I meant Martha. You both have yellow circles next to your name and I mixed you guys up.

So we're on the same page and I think most on our side are thinking along these lines. You are absolutely right in that the hour is late and the time for buffoonery is over. Assuming he's elected Trump cannot make the same mistakes again. We aren't expecting perfection but he has to learn that people who flatter him aren't always the good guys.

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Very important, which is why I check CTH daily for Sundance's excellent in-depth analysis of current events and insane ability to connect the dots.

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Good grief. Hiring the right legal strategists and trusting their expertise is shrewd. I give him credit for that. No man is an expert in everything.

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I agree. However, as he made a load of lousy hires and also trusted them to the detriment of everyone, I won't give too much credit for what seems a good hire here; his history is entirely too haphazard to think that it was much more than happenstance.

Props to the legal team, though...

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In your camp. Watching. I believe we get straight scoop here.

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Have you ever heard of Dumb Like A Fox?

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Orange man bad 🚨

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Sep 14, 2022Liked by Jeff Childers

Thank you Jeff! I always appreciate the sense of sanity I get when I read C&C.

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Sep 14, 2022·edited Sep 14, 2022

Maybe the Germans could use those nuclear plants to power giant fans and point them in the direction of the wind turbines.

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Good one!

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The timing issue reminds me - RIGHT BEFORE Bill G stepped down from Microsoft, the company issued a patent for using body activity to mine cryptocurrency; "award cryptocurrency to the user whose body activity data is verified" https://patentscope2.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2020060606 The publication number is WO/2020/060606. (3 sixes, which of course then spun up the 'number of the beast' theory people) Conspiracy theorists wondered if the timing of Bill's departure was relevant to the issuance of this patent. Wonder if this is the kind of 'biomanufacturing' they want to do?

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I remember a video where Bill G was explaining to Gov intel about the possibilities of controlling extremists - at that point he was referring to religious extremists, but it could be anyone they believe is extreme... They have been working on this bioengineering for quite a few years.

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Asking Jeff to don his attorney's hat, and explain how the DOJ, or Congress, or anyone for that matter, can prove which Presidential documents have been declassified. Are records kept showing document i.d. and date of declassification? If so, who keeps them? Or are documents declass'd simply by POTUS say-so?

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Hey another round of blatant FBI targeting yesterday on Trump’s supporters- Pillow guy! How could we peacefully ever recover from this horrible, politically evil department? I bet next 2 months we will see many Rs arrested for practicing constitutional rights.

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Yes, I expected a comment about it from Jeff today.

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UGH! MIKE!?!! Geez. It never ends. Jeff, give us some hope here because the latest is really rather discouraging.

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