Federal Bill Introduced Against Cash and Cryptocurrencies

Senate bill 1241 was introduced last month entitled “Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017.” Simon Black of Sovereignman.com writes a summary.

Recently a new bill was introduced on the floor of the US Senate entitled, pleasantly,

“Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017.”

You can probably already guess its contents.

Cash is evil.

Bitcoin is evil.

Now they’ve gone so far to include prepaid mobile phones, retail gift vouchers, or even electronic coupons. Evil, evil, and evil.

These people are certifiably insane.

Among the bill’s sweeping provisions, the government aims to greatly extend its authority to seize your assets through “Civil Asset Forfeiture”.

Civil Asset Forfeiture rules allow the government to take whatever they want from you, without a trial or any due process.

This new bill adds a laundry list of offenses for which they can legally seize your assets… all of which pertain to money laundering and other financial crimes.

Here’s the thing, though: they’ve also vastly expanded on the definition of such ‘financial crimes’, including failure to fill out a form if you happen to be transporting more than $10,000 worth of ‘monetary instruments’.

Have too much cash? You’d better tell the government.

If not, they’re authorizing themselves in this bill to seize not just the money you didn’t report, but ALL of your assets and bank accounts.

They even go so far as to specifically name “safety deposit boxes” among the various assets that they can seize if you don’t fill out the form…

Click here to continue reading at sovereignman.com

Political Violence is a Game the Right Can’t Win

David Hines at Jacobite writes on how the Right fails to organize, and how it refuses to recognize lessons from the Left.

If there’s one thing righties believe, it’s that they could beat lefties in a fight.

You see this attitude reflected over and over again, to the point that it’s probably something engrained in the right-wing psyche. Pajama Boy vs. tactical deathbeast? Pffft. No contest. Look, righties have the guns, righties have police and they have the military. If one day the balloon ever goes up, righties will just organize behind a leadership of their veterans, coordinate with the active service, give all the lefties free helicopter rides, and live happily ever after. Right?

That’s pretty much what the Confederacy thought about the Yankees, and it didn’t exactly work out well for them.

From the perspective of a mainstream righty who’s a right-to-keep-and-bear-arms guy, this dismissive attitude is remarkably familiar. It’s the same attitude of somebody who buys a gun “just in case” but never goes to the range, which is a great way to discover when somebody kicks your door in at three a.m. that you don’t know the difference between the magazine release and the safety. Organization requires time, communication, networking, and above all practice, and vanishingly few right-wingers are interested in doing the necessary work…

Continue reading at JacobiteMag.com

Florida Sheriff Declares “THIS IS WAR!” Tells Americans To Arm Up

Thanks to SHTFplan.com for bringing this to our attention.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey … urged citizens to arm themselves in self-defense saying “this is war.”

He doesn’t mean war in the sense that nukes will be flying, but the war against mass homicides and sociopaths who only seek the destruction of human life.   “What’s next is to fully understand that this is war, and you better be prepared to wage war to protect you, your family, and those around you if attacked,” he said. Ivey stressed that attackers rely on people running, hiding, and waiting for help, rather than fighting back.  And they will use guns, knives, bombs, and even trucks to kill innocents. “What they don’t count on is being attacked themselves, having to become defensive to save their own lives,” Ivey argued.

Click here to continue reading at SHTFplan.com.

Letters from Venezuela: This Is What Life Is Really Like in a Post-Collapse Society

From The Organic Prepper, Letters from Venezuela: This Is What Life Is Really Like in a Post-Collapse Society

You can’t go outside to buy food or supplies or medication because each activity is a high risk and more with a baby. So I stay home as much as I can. There are a lot people outside trying to live normaly, trying to go to work and buy foods and continue there lives. But when you are working or whatever thing your doing you dont know is you will be able to come back home safe… people continues to work to get whatever miserable pay to buy some food. Everything is so expensive. Perhaps the beans and rice are affordable but still not cheap and is so hard to find food. options are limited because of the price… you can only buy one item or two of pasta, rice, like I say the less expensive food , and you have to wait in long long lines at your own risk because there are a lot of fights in this store. imagine tones of people wanting to buy the same product. this have being worst since perhaps about 5 years now… because of scarcity.

Malls and big stores are basicly alone because there are places where “colectivos” use to attack, with bombs and there is a group of about 40 men in motorcicles that have been creating chaos in the whole city, every day the take the city they have plenty of arms and the just go through the city shooting building houses, stealing stores, people on the streets, batteries of cars, everything the want… this situation is far worst that we ever imagine. they kill people every day and they are pay mercenaries from the goverment because no one does nothing. the goverment people is also killing inocents. kids… teenagers, the youth. we are panicking.

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Suarez – The “REAL” Solution To Jihadist Knife Attacks

From trainer Gabe Suarez of Suarez International, comes this article The “REAL” Solution To Jihadist Knife Attacks about how to prepare for possible attacks.

In this article, which I am certain will upset the “martial arts” guys, I will discuss the reality of facing a jihadist with a knife bent of “stabbing anyone they see”.  I will discuss “The Jihadist Vehicle Attacks” later.

So here we go –

1).  Forget the fantasy of empty hand defenses: 

2).  Instead of going Jackie Chan, use a weapon:

3).  Always be armed no matter the rules:

4). Learn to be violent:

5).  Learn preemption: 


6).  Keep alert:

There are no secret techniques to defend against the knife by physically frail and empty handed males. It takes violence and weapons. And in that order.

Click here to continue reading

Sheriff Clarke to Join Homeland Security

From Fox News, conservative Milwaukie County Sheriff David Clarke will resign his position to accept a position in the Trump administration:

Clarke told WISN 1130/AM host Vicki McKenna that he would be an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security, where he’ll act as a liaison to local and state law enforcement, tribes, and the private sector. The position will be in the Office of Public Partnership and Engagement.

“I’m both honored and humbled to be apt to this position,” Clarke said. “It’s going to be a steep learning curve for me, serving in the Department of Homeland Security, and I look forward to joining that team.”

Click here to continue reading the story.

June 18, 2017 Update: Sheriff Clarke has rescinded his acceptance of a Homeland Security position.

Acting Sheriff Hatcher Appointed Benton County Sheriff

The Tri-City Herald reports:

Benton County commissioners picked Acting Sheriff Jerry Hatcher to continue leading the sheriff’s department until later this year.

Hatcher, the county’s former undersheriff, was picked to succeed Steve Keane, after commissioners interviewed three candidates for the job in a special session Tuesday afternoon.

The commission interviewed Hatcher, Kennewick Police Sgt. Ken Lattin and Benton County Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Bob Brockman.

The vote was 2-1 for Hatcher. Commissioner Jim Beaver voted no but didn’t say why.

The decision sets the stage for a contested election in November when candidates will run to serve out the remainder of Keane’s term, which expires in 2018. This week is filing week and Lattin filed his paperwork Tuesday for the sheriff’s position.

 Hatcher said he also plans to file. Brockman has not said if he will run.

Globalization and the Rural-Urban Divide

From Charles Smith of the Of Two Minds blog, comes this brief article on why the gap between urban and rural politics.

Many pundits have commented on the remarkable asymmetry of counties won by the Democratic Party (blue counties) and in 2016 and those won by Republican Party (red counties): the Democrats won big in heavily urban counties and the Republicans won most rural counties.

This visible division prompted numerous article such as this: Cities vs. Trump: Red state, blue state? The urban-rural divide is more significant. “Like most red-state cities, Idaho’s capital is remarkably short on conservatives. Last November, while Hillary Clinton mustered only 27.5 percent of the statewide vote, she hit north of 75 percent in some of Boise’s urban precincts. Politically, the city might as well be on a different planet from towns that lie a couple of exits away.”

The article follows a simple and superficially appealing narrative: the reason for the divide is cultural: cities are liberal, the countryside is conservative.

But there must be more to the divide than values and political culture; difficult social issues like addiction that once were defined as urban problems are now rural problems: American Epidemic: The Nation’s Struggle With Opioid Addiction (34:26 min)

To continue reading, click here.

‘We Lost the Western Kansas Wheat Crop This Weekend’

Reporting from Agriculture.com suggests severe damage to the wheat crop of western Kansas, a state that produced 25% of the country’s wheat last year.

Blizzard conditions and heavy snow swept western Kansas, including 14 to 20 inches in Colby in the northwestern quadrant of the No. 1 winter wheat state in the nation, said the Weather Channel. “We lost the western Kansas wheat crop this weekend. Just terrible,” tweeted Justin Gilpin, chief executive of the grower-funded Kansas Wheat Commission.

The snow and freezing weather struck a winter wheat crop that was developing faster than usual, thanks to a mild winter. As a result, the crop was more vulnerable to spring snowfalls and frost.

Read more here.

Suidlanders to Speak in Prosser, May 2nd, 7pm

Representatives of the South African Suidlanders group will be speaking on Tuesday, May 2nd from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the Jordan Hay shop at 22202 N Hinzerling Road, Prosser, WA.  All are welcome to come and listen to their story. Please bring any friend whom you believe may be open to their message.

The Suidlanders are an emergency plan initiative officially founded in 2006 to prepare a Protestant Christian South African minority for a coming violent revolution. They are non-aggressive and legal in their preparations; constituted lawfully under the Geneva Convention, with particular reference to Protocols I & II of the Protocols Additional, for the protection of non-combatant civilian Afrikaners (women, children, the elderly and the non-able bodied) in the event of a civil war. They are primarily a Bible believing Christian conservative group, calling on their members to personally prepare for an emergency situation like major civil unrest. Their representatives have recently been traveling across the United States in order raise awareness of the issues they are facing in South Africa and recent escalations of tensions there. Government officials of the ruling ANC party have been caught chanting “Kill the Boer” while other leaders have openly threatened outright slaughter of white Afrikaners.  Accordingly, Genocide Watch has placed South African whites on their list of groups vulnerable to genocide.

For more information about the Suidlanders group, please visit their website at https://suidlanders.org and http://southafricasos.org/ or listen to the recent interview done by John Jacob Schmidt of Radio Free Redoubt by clicking here.

South Africa Cancels 2,100 Amateur Radio Licenses

Brushbeater blog writes about South Africa’s recent cancellation of 2,100 amateur radio licenses, a possible sign of governmental instability or crackdown. For more South African situation information, see our recent post of the Radio Free Redoubt interview with the Suidlanders.

This morning this story came across by usual news blotter and it’s disturbing to say the least.

Usually during severe government instability with a coming crackdown, Amateur Radio licenses are one of the first things to get pulled- the narrative must be controlled, with any potential communications between dissident groups being cut. The previous amateur allotments are then heavily monitored for traffic by anyone other than ‘authorized users’. Now to what degree the repression can be maintained is anyone’s guess. But when the president of your nation is making statements like this, it’s time to kit up.

According to the article, the licenses were cancelled due to “non-payment of license fees“. Unlike here in the US, South Africa requires an annual renewal. However what’s left out is the question of whether or not the trust holders were actually notified or if the official statement can even be taken at face value. My guess would be no. The article may have indicated that the government regulating agency attempted to notify those delinquent on their fees, but it would not surprise me in the least if those notices were never sent out, possibly even pre-selecting potential dissidents for cancellation to have them call the offices and complain just to map out the dedicated (because governments never do that, do they?).

Read more from the source: A Sign of the Times- South Africa Cancels 2,100 Amateur Radio Licenses

Partial Verdict Announced in the First Bundy Ranch Trial

From LibertyNation columnist Kit Perez:

The first Bundy trial has ended in a mistrial after finding a federal informant guilty of eight charges and one of the defendants guilty of two lesser charges. The jury was hopelessly deadlocked on sixty more charges, even after federal judge Gloria Navarro sent the jury back to deliberate further.

The case has been hotly contested by their supporters, who say that the men were defending themselves against government agents who assaulted, tazed, and threatened them.

Todd Engel was found guilty on two charges; obstruction of justice, and interstate travel to aid extortion. Greg Burleson, a fellow defendant also revealed to have been working for the federal government as an informant throughout the events at Bundy Ranch, was found guilty on eight charges. According to Maxine Bernstein of OregonLive.com and Jenny Wilson of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the jury was “hopelessly deadlocked” on all other charges — including the charge of conspiracy against the United States government. Federal judge Gloria Navarro has reportedly sent the jury back on an Allen charge to deliberate further on the other counts, but to no avail.

To continue reading the article, click here.

RFR Interview with Suidlanders

John Jacob Schmidt from Radio Free Redoubt interviews Simon Roche from Suidlanders in the latest episode. Suidlanders is the world’s largest non-government civil defense group formed under the auspices on international humanitarian law as stated in the Geneva conventions.  Suidlanders is an emergency plan initiated for the protection of non-combatant civilian Afrikaners in the event of a civil war in South Africa. Their story is of interest to anyone interested in preparedness or any who may fear a civil war coming in their own county. A couple of members of Suidlanders are currently speaking at venues across the United States in order to raise awareness of the issues facing South Africa. You can read more about Suidlanders at their website.

Click the play button below to listen to the interview.

Some background information:

South African President Calls for Confiscating All White-owned Land

‘Bury them alive!’: White South Africans fear for their future as horrific farm attacks escalate

 

AmRRON moves to AmCON 4


From AmRRON.com:

4/12: Due to the developing situation surrounding North Korea, We are raising
the AmCON to Level 4.

This is a precautionary measure to raise awareness, based on the
following reports:

A) North Korean capital city of Pyongyang is calling for an evacuation
at this time

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/605120/north-korea-war-america-kim-jongun-evacuation-pyongyang-donald-trump-missiles
http://www.pravdareport.com/hotspots/conflicts/12-04-2017/137480-pyongyang_evacuation-0/
B) Foreign Journalists told to prepare for “big event” (on Thursday?)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/foreign-journalists-north-korea-told-prepare-big-event-173549254.html
C) High potential for EMP-capable satellite(s)

On Wednesday former CIA director James Woolsey and Dr. Peter Vincent Pry
published an Op-Ed
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/defense/326094-how-north-korea-could-kill-up-to-90-percent-of-americans-at-any
in The Hill warning that North Korea has the ability to kill 90 percent
of Americans by detonating a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (EMP)
over the United States.

http://www.trunews.com/article/former-cia-director-warns-north-korea-could-kill-90-of-us
ACTION ITEMS FOR ALL AmRRON OPERATORS:

1. Disconnect antennas from radios when not in use

2. Other unused or spare radios, laptops, thumb drives, etc. placed in
faraday protection

3. Participate in next week’s practice nets to ensure your skills,
equipment, and software are maintained and up to date.

We will indefinitely maintain at LEAST AmCON-4 until the situation
involving North Korea stabilizes significantly.