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166  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Voting on: September 09, 2010, 07:46:57 AM
The last time I voted was for Ron Paul in the 2007 primaries. At that time I was still clinging to the constitutional libertarian viewpoint of government. After witnessing the awful showing that Dr. Paul received in the polls I became disgruntled about politics. Over the span of the next few months I began the conversion to become an ancap. While I don't ever plan on voting again, I may stand outside the polling places during the next election and hold up some anti-state signs and hand out some ancap literature just to see what kind of reaction it gets.
167  General Category / General Discussion / Economic predictions and advice on: August 27, 2010, 06:28:22 PM
I'm just wondering what everyone thinks may happen in regard to mortgages when the dollar eventually collapses and we have hyperinflation. I have a 30 year fixed mortgage at a decent rate that my wife and I easily make the payments on each month. After her car is payed off (hopefully within the next few months) it will be the only debt that we have. I'm hesitant to pay anything extra on the mortgage simply because I don't know what the government will do when the dollar collapses. Our mortgage payment is in line with rents in the area and we have very little equity since we put nothing down. I'm not afraid to mail the keys to the bank and walk away from the house if local government decides to triple my property taxes when the dollar becomes worthless. My own prediction is that the feds will pass more bailout legislation in the event of hyperinflation to protect the banks and keep their loans from being paid back with worthless currency. How about everyone else?
168  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Getting Arrested on: July 13, 2010, 09:06:02 PM
I loved the video.

I've spoken with my wife that if my daughter were to ever get arrested for shoplifting, vandalism, etc. that I would not bother to bail her out of jail. If she wants to do stupid garbage like steal or trespass against others then she can pay the price for her actions. I did mention that civil disobedience would be one of the exceptions to the rule. Crimes against the state are awesome.
169  General Category / General Discussion / Re: How To Fight Conspiracies And Win on: July 13, 2010, 08:57:13 PM
I read Mr. North's article this morning and found it to be a decent read. I did have some small issues with the following:

You can't beat something with nothing. This is why people don't really want to change it. It costs too much money, too much commitment, and too much time. That is why we face a crisis. That is why the Tea Party movement is probably not going to succeed in anything except being a spoiler.

But, if individuals at the local level begin to organize, this may change. When the checks stop coming from Washington, it is going to be politically acceptable to resist the extension of Federal power. The main reason why local politicians are willing to accept the extension of Federal power is because they fear the withdrawal of Federal money. When there is no more Federal money coming out of Washington, you will see organized resistance to the extension of Federal power. That will be a great day.


I disagree that people don't want to change the system simply because it would be to hard and expensive. I think they also don't want to change it because fundamentally most people do not want to be free. As anarchists, we are familiar with the fact that with freedom comes responsibility, and therein lies the rub. Most people do not want to take responsibility for their own lives. They like the idea that the government will be there to bail them out after they mess up. The thought of not being able to suck off the government teat frightens them.

Also, I think that the federal money will continue to come out of Washington, no matter how bad the budget shortfalls. The checks will continue to come simply because the Feds can fire up the printing press to cover entitlement payments. That being said, they can do nothing to ensure that the dollars they print will be able to buy anything. Alan Greenspan said it best, "we can guarantee cash, but we cannot guarantee purchasing power."

What do you folks think of many of the conspiracy ideas floating around these days? I tend to doubt most government conspiracies such as the moon landing was a government hoax, 9/11 was an inside job, etc. Not to say that there may not be some truth to them, but having worked for the federal government myself, I cannot envision any circumstances where many government employees planned, executed, and silenced large scale, history changing events. We're talking about the same folks who can't deliver the mail on time.
170  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Endgame for USA? on: July 09, 2010, 09:59:47 AM
You can get them here:

http://bullion.nwtmint.com/silver_stagecoach.php

I don't know how easy it is to actually break them apart into 1/4 pieces though. They are scored to make it easier, but I would imagine you would want to use a vice and mallet, hammer and chisel, tin snips, or some other method that doesn't leave shavings behind. It's pretty cool how each 1/4oz piece is stamped as well. Somebody was thinking...
171  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Endgame for USA? on: July 09, 2010, 12:42:01 AM
I have recently stumbled across some divisible 1oz silver rounds and bars minted by Northwest Territorial Mint. It's a pretty neat concept, being able to "make change" on the spot. I would think that a reemergence of a metallic standard would probably lead to copper coins coming back into use for small change in hard money transactions. Who do you purchase your silver from? I've used APMEX and Bullion Direct in the past with good results from both.
172  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Endgame for USA? on: July 08, 2010, 11:44:39 PM
By junk silver do you mean pre-1964 quarters and dimes? If so I would consider something else where the content is stamped on the coin. I have silver buffalo rounds, 10 oz bars, and a few 100 oz bars. I made sure not to buy any gold or silver denominated in anything except troy ounces. I don't want some BS government denominated value stamped on my money. I think the problem with junk silver is that too few people know about the silver content of the coins and they will be harder to spend in the event the dollar collapses.
173  General Category / General Discussion / Endgame for USA? on: July 08, 2010, 10:09:58 PM
Seeing that the federal government has over 13 trillion in debt plus upwards of another 50 trillion in unfunded liabilities from Social Security and Medicare how do you see this all playing out? I'm of the opinion that the government will choose inflation over default and we will experience a hyperinflation of the currency, followed by the breakup of the federal government into either state governments or larger conglomerates of several states. Hopefully whatever the outcome is the people will learn not to trust government money and move back to a silver and gold based currency. Thoughts?
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