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How liars create the ‘illusion of truth’

June 22nd, 2017 by


Repetition makes a fact seem more true, regardless of whether it is or not. Understanding this effect can help you avoid falling for propaganda, says psychologist Tom Stafford.

By Tom Stafford

 “Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth”, is a law of propaganda often attributed to the Nazi Joseph Goebbels. Among psychologists something like this known as the “illusion of truth” effect. Here’s how a typical experiment on the effect works: participants rate how true trivia items are, things like “A prune is a dried plum”. Sometimes these items are true (like that one), but sometimes participants see a parallel version which isn’t true (something like “A date is a dried plum”).

After a break – of minutes or even weeks – the participants do the procedure again, but this time some of the items they rate are new, and some they saw before in the first phase. The key finding is that people tend to rate items they’ve seen before as more likely to be true, regardless of whether they are true or not, and seemingly for the sole reason that they are more familiar.

So, here, captured in the lab, seems to be the source for the saying that if you repeat a lie often enough it becomes the truth. And if you look around yourself, you may start to think that everyone from advertisers to politicians are taking advantage of this foible of human psychology.

But a reliable effect in the lab isn’t necessarily an important effect on people’s real-world beliefs. If you really could make a lie sound true by repetition, there’d be no need for all the other techniques of persuasion.


The ‘illusion of truth’ can be a dangerous weapon in the hands of a propagandist like Joseph Goebbels (Credit: Getty Images)

One obstacle is what you already know. Even if a lie sounds plausible, why would you set what you know aside just because you heard the lie repeatedly?

Recently, a team led by Lisa Fazio of Vanderbilt University set out to test how the illusion of truth effect interacts with our prior knowledge. Would it affect our existing knowledge? They used paired true and un-true statements, but also split their items according to how likely participants were to know the truth (so “The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean on Earth” is an example of a “known” items, which also happens to be true, and “The Atlantic Ocean is the largest ocean on Earth” is an un-true item, for which people are likely to know the actual truth).

Their results show that the illusion of truth effect worked just as strongly for known as for unknown items, suggesting that prior knowledge won’t prevent repetition from swaying our judgements of plausibility.

To cover all bases, the researchers performed one study in which the participants were asked to rate how true each statement seemed on a six-point scale, and one where they just categorised each fact as “true” or “false”. Repetition pushed the average item up the six-point scale, and increased the odds that a statement would be categorised as true. For statements that were actually fact or fiction, known or unknown, repetition made them all seem more believable.


Repetition can even make known lies sound more believable (Credit: Alamy)

At first this looks like bad news for human rationality, but – and I can’t emphasise this strongly enough – when interpreting psychological science, you have to look at the actual numbers.

What Fazio and colleagues actually found, is that the biggest influence on whether a statement was judged to be true was… whether it actually was true. The repetition effect couldn’t mask the truth. With or without repetition, people were still more likely to believe the actual facts as opposed to the lies.

This shows something fundamental about how we update our beliefs – repetition has a power to make things sound more true, even when we know differently, but it doesn’t over-ride that knowledge

The next question has to be, why might that be? The answer is to do with the effort it takes to being rigidly logical about every piece of information you hear. If every time you heard something you assessed it against everything you already knew, you’d still be thinking about breakfast at supper-time. Because we need to make quick judgements, we adopt shortcuts – heuristics which are right more often than wrong. Relying on how often you’ve heard something to judge how truthful something feels is just one strategy. Any universe where truth gets repeated more often than lies, even if only 51% vs 49% will be one where this is a quick and dirty rule for judging facts.


The illusion of truth is not inevitable – when armed with knowledge, we can resist it (Credit: Getty Images)

If repetition was the only thing that influenced what we believed we’d be in trouble, but it isn’t. We can all bring to bear more extensive powers of reasoning, but we need to recognise they are a limited resource. Our minds are prey to the illusion of truth effect because our instinct is to use short-cuts in judging how plausible something is. Often this works. Sometimes it is misleading.

Once we know about the effect we can guard against it. Part of this is double-checking why we believe what we do – if something sounds plausible is it because it really is true, or have we just been told that repeatedly? This is why scholars are so mad about providing references – so we can track the origin on any claim, rather than having to take it on faith.

But part of guarding against the illusion is the obligation it puts on us to stop repeating falsehoods. We live in a world where the facts matter, and should matter. If you repeat things without bothering to check if they are true, you are helping to make a world where lies and truth are easier to confuse. So, please, think before you repeat.

 The Fickleness of Law Especially USA Law



By Catherine J. Frompovich

What you will read probably will not sit well with you and many professions, especially the legal. The law has become a ‘bastardized’ and ‘owned’ commodity for those who either have legal friends, financial assets, or political clout, especially corporations who have taken over the legal system lock, stock and barrel via their extensive and intensive armies of lobbyists, I contend. That leaves no room for justice to take place, in my opinion.

I do not make those statements lightly, as I’m a certified paralegal, who in the 1980s was first in her class (Grade: A) and was awarded the “Scholarly Award” for excellence in Paralegal Studies. My intent in going to paralegal school was to acquire 18 or 21 credits toward law school. However, that all changed the evening in paralegal school sitting in a college classroom hearing the professor make some remarks about the law which prompted my uncontrollable outburst, “So that’s why Justice is blindfolded!” Needless to say, the entire class was stunned and everyone, including the professor, looked at me as if I had lost my marbles. But, I had not; I had gained what I would call the wisdom of the ages.

Consequently, I went home that night to tell my late husband I would not be going to law school. He was stunned and had to know why I had changed my determination about earning a JD degree. My answer is not what most people would want to hear, but I was being honest in how I felt and, in some ways, betrayed a bit by the law: “I did not want to become a legal whore.” Strong words—yes, but never more true than what’s happened to the law and legal profession in the USA, in particular, since the late 1980s when the New World Order crowd overtook the law, in my opinion, when our form of governance shifted into a Corporatocracy, rather than preserving the democratic Republic governed by founding documents and a Constitution.

What I cannot understand is how the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court allowed that to happen or, did Congress and SCOTUS actually contribute to it?

Some historically-oriented individuals claim we actually lost our republic and its laws during and/or after the War Between the States, the Civil War. Not having been around then, I cannot comment on what’s been written about that aspect of law in the United States. What I know from experience is what I have lived through for close to 79 years; also having been a Political Science major and an activist most of my professional life dedicated to preserving holistic health principles and professions.

I can relate stories you wouldn’t believe of what I actually did and accomplished, but what’s the use. That’s in the past and the memories are lifetime for me. At one time I did make a difference!

But the problem is now and how the law is treating U.S. citizens and its total disregard for facts and valid science while using pseudoscience and “consensus science” as ‘legal expertise’. In the Corporatocracy we live in, corporations with vested interests, e.g., Big Pharma and chemical companies like Monsanto, etc., utilities and other financially lucrative entities have overtaken government agencies via revolving door policies that exist between U.S. federal and state agencies which create or rewrite laws to corporations’ and lobbyists’ specifications and vested interests, which should be illegal. That’s the number one law-breaker in USA law: Corporate supremacy at law, and in the courts!

Another bug-a-boo about U.S. law is that every state has its own legal ‘version’ of law, which complicates legalistic issues for the low-man on the totem pole. A case in point: AMI Smart Meter laws, which numerous states provide opt-outs or exemptions for those who either can’t tolerate the EMFs emitted by AMI SMs or don’t want those meters on their house, which are Americans’ free choice issues. No state entity or law should mandate a person become sick because of some utility company’s vested interest in obtaining federal funding that was pushed along by a state’s public utility commission.

The State of California experienced questionable legal shenanigans regarding that state’s public utility commissioner, as an example. See The San Diego Union-Tribune article “Criminal probe of utilities commission may get new life.”

Two months later, investigators convinced a judge they needed to search the Los Angeles area home of Michael Peevey, the longtime commission president who had decided in late 2014 not to seek reappointment as the state’s top utility regulator.

Source: above article

There undoubtedly have been many irregularities at law regarding the AMI SM laws, like what occurred in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, where I have a Pro Se case before the PA PUC’s Administrative Law Court, which refuses to accept thousands of scientific documentation about non-thermal radiation adverse health effects I tried presenting in court. Furthermore, I cited the PA PUC for its illegal role in writing AMI SM regulations based upon what it “BELiEVED” the PA state legislature passed (and I have proof in writing from the PA PUC’s Office of Communications), thereby negating an opt-IN bill the state legislature passed, and signed into law! See how the law is screwing citizens! Or, shall we call that a ‘fickleness of the law’? Furthermore, I’ve filed a formal complaint with the PA Attorney General’s Consumer Protection office, only to be disregarded! Where is the law? Who is the law protecting in Pennsylvania? Not citizens, in my opinion!

Another example of how the law does not work to protect the citizens of the USA is what the FDA does at numerous levels regarding food and drugs. The classic example is the mandated non-labeling of GMO ‘phoods’. Why is truth in advertising laws not being upheld? Good question? Or is it total disregard for advertising law to validate and substantiate Monsanto and other GMO producers?

GMO ‘phoods’ are not similar to natural foods—a scientific lie, if ever there was one—since natural foods do not contain GMO-engineered molecules or foreign DNA, and do not possess U.S. patents! Give me a break, U.S. law! See how lies can become laws?

Scientifically Proven Method to Reverse Diabetes (Ad)

Another classic example is the U.S. CDC/FDA breaking of the law in what I contend both agencies do to enforce mandatory vaccinations with neurotoxic ingredients for pregnant mothers, newborns, infants, toddlers, teens, adults and senior citizens. Shooting up children with toxic chemicals is nothing short of “chemical child abuse” about which no one in any of the three branches of government—or their laws—is doing anything to correct. Why?

Incidentally, we have the U.S. Congress to thank for that law (the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (42 U.S.C. §§ 300aa-1 to 300aa-34), which gave vaccine makers total product liability exemptions, and gave us two generations of vaccine-injured children, especially those on the Autism Spectrum.

Speaking of the law being enforced or misapplied, read how the U.S. Supreme Court only compounded the vaccine problem by not protecting vaccine-damaged children, only the vaccine industry, when SCOTUS rendered its unbelievable BRUESEWITZ v. WYETH LLC decision. However, two dissenting justices got it right. What happened to the other justices? Law is a matter of interpretation, and if one doesn’t have one’s head on correctly, innocent people are made to pay the price. Why was it rumored that Chief Justice Roberts divested his investment portfolio of pharmaceutical stocks before rendering his vote in the majority decision?

Citizens in foreign countries can sue vaccine makers; not in the USA!

Now here’s the legal rub about law, in my opinion.

Recently, the French court mandated results of cell phones EMFs produced as used by humans close to the body be published. See my article about that here. Why does the law in France say and oblige one thing, when U.S. law totally accepts the false and misleading statements of microwave industry professional associations, e.g., ICNIRP, that there are no such ‘things’ as non-thermal radiation adverse events, when 32 percent of microwave industry-funded studies found them! That’s legal proof they exist, yet the U.S. Federal Communications Commission and states’ public utilities commissions and their Administrative Law Courts rely on and accept LIES as facts at law! Is that really legal at law?

“Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth”, is a law of propaganda often attributed to the Nazi Joseph Goebbels [1]. [CJF emphasis] Is that the principle by which U.S. law operates regarding “consensus science”?

Can you now understand why I say the things I do? The law seemingly speaks out of both sides of its gavel, especially when vested interests are at stake. In the case of microwave industries, it’s the 5G, Wi-Fi in the sky and Wi-Fi receivers on everyone’s front porch post being ‘protected’ in order to promote the surveillance society the USA has become, regrettably, due to the unfortunate passing of congressional laws somehow legally mandating a usurpation of the U.S. Constitution, or by authoritarian Presidential Executive Orders!

There are many such legalities and anomalies at law; almost too many once you start to study law. If you have a conscience, that bothers you, I say. If law is what it’s supposed to be, i.e., following Natural law and the rights humans are endowed with by Creator’s Natural law, then the ‘business of law’ sure is off the beam and needs to be rehabilitated, in my candid opinion.



An Open Letter To Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

June 21st, 2017 by


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NOTE:  The reader may wonder why we continue to focus on the IRS.  The following open letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin provides a detailed explanation.  Due to a total and frustrating lack of interest, we have abandoned our attempts to work towards abolishing the IRS.  We have decided instead to help people fight the IRS with powerful tools that we have successfully used to defeat them.  (See the last paragraph.)

 June 19, 2017
Mr. Steven Mnuchin, Secretary
Department of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20220

 Dear Secretary Mnuchin:

We are in receipt of a recent letter from the IRS regarding our taxes for Calendar-Year 2017, wherein your IRS agent, one Rodney D. Lewis of the Kansas City, MO IRS office, says we owe just shy of $1,000 for 2017.  We find that quite interesting in that the taxes for Calendar-Year 2017 would not be due to be reported and paid until April 15, 2018, eleven months from now.  We responded in writing to IRS Agent Lewis, stating that there was no way we could owe taxes for said uncompleted calendar year and admonished him for his gross negligence and stupidity and accused him of intentional harassment.  We also asked for a sincere apology.  We doubt seriously if we will ever hear from Agent Lewis again, since the IRS hardly ever responds to our lawful communications.


We further stated to Agent Lewis that: The IRS is grossly incompetent and frankly, we grow weary and irritated by the constant barrage of 45-day, 60-day and 90-day letters from the IRS, from multiple IRS Offices, that are never answered and letters stating that taxes are due when they are not due.  As a testament to that incompetence, a few months ago we received an IRS Demand Notice for over $12,000 that the IRS says we owe for Calendar-Year 2015, except that the Demand Notice was addressed to a person in California, not us.  Nevertheless, the IRS letter said we owed it.  It is a criminal act for the IRS to send us a Notice for another taxpayer, containing their name, address and social security number.  If we were dishonest we could use that information for unlawful purposes.  In fact, the IRS Agent that sent that Demand Notice to us, violated 26 USC Section 6103 for releasing confidential taxpayer information to an unauthorized third party.  Such a violation of Section 6103 is a felony and is punishable by a fine up to $5,000 and imprisonment of not more than five (5) years, or both.  (26 USC Section 7213)  Will this IRS Agent be punished for her crime …..  probably not?  But if we did it, we could end up in jail.

Yesterday, we received a letter from IRS Austin, TX.  They stated that they received our letter of March 29, 2017 and had forwarded it to IRS Ogden for disposition.  (We have never written to IRS Austin.  How they received our March 29th correspondence is a mystery.)  One day later we received another letter from IRS Austin where they said they had received our letter of March 29th but needed another 60 days to do research before they responded. The subject matter of both letters was the same, but the responses were diametrically opposed to each other. That’s nuts!

We have also received a demand for payment from the IRS for an amount that had already been collected. That’s fraud!

In addition to the IRS harassment we have described above, we have a claim filed with the Secretary of the Treasury for over $10,000 that was illegally seized from us by the IRS.  Our legal arguments for such illegal seizure are unimpeachable. Being that the IRS never gives up any money it has seized illegally, we’ll probably never see a dime of it, or the IRS will force us to go to court to collect it.

And these are just a few examples of the BS, we and millions of other Americans are forced to endure at the hands of the IRS. This is insane Secretary Mnuchin. Lawful Americans shouldn’t have to put up with this crap.

Yes, we have defeated the IRS at least five times but at great time and expense on our part.  Unfortunately, that any American would receive letters from the IRS requesting taxes for a year that has not even ended yet, or for another person, or for an IRS mistake, is not news. It happens every day by the tens of thousands of events. The tax amounts demanded can be significant, but the millions of mistakes represent just how inept and corrupt the IRS has become. That such intimidating mistaken letters are sent to free, sovereign American citizens in the first place is a testament to the collapse of Constitutional liberties. 

The American tax code of over 73,000 of pages and tens of thousands of rules and regulations is an abomination and only a tyrannical government could come up with such a system.  It is not only designed to intimidate, harass and entrap the taxpayer, it is designed to enslave the taxpayer as well.

Intimidation and entrapment come in the form of the complicated, complex and often-conflicting tax regulations and forms that the IRS changes every year, while expecting the average American taxpayer to accurately comply.  Harassment comes in the form of a barrage of letters demanding something, or accusing the taxpayer of some nebulous violation of the tax code and threatening seizure of private assets when no violations occurred.  Enslavement comes in the form of forcing the taxpayer to consult high-paid tax experts to fill out the damn forms, or face penalties, fines and even imprisonment if they don’t get it right.  And what is even worse, if you ask three IRS agents a tax question, you will get three different answers and it is quite possible that all three IRS answers will be wrong.

You, or any other IRS agent, tax preparer, accountant, CPA, or tax attorney, much less the IRS Commissioner, cannot provide the answer to one simple question:

Provide proof on how the taxpayer can file an income tax return and by some stroke of blind luck not commit perjury when the taxpayer does not understand all the tens of thousands of tax laws and has no way to know if the taxpayer’s tax return is true or correct, even if a tax professional prepared it for the taxpayer.  Therefore, the taxpayer would be committing perjury to sign the tax return perjury statement when the taxpayer does not understand all of the constantly changing tax laws contained in the IRS Tax Code, nor could the taxpayer ever understand them in the taxpayer’s lifetime.

The tax code is a shameless, unconstitutional, racketeering tax scheme perpetrated on the American people by the U. S. Government, to manipulate the masses for social and environmental engineering and to re-distribute the wealth of this country.  It represents government’s insidious, never-ending, unconstitutional attempts to buy votes from the less fortunate among us, or protected classes, on the backs of the producers and achievers in America.  It has nothing to do with fairness or equity.  The taxing system is all about POWER, CONTROL and the BUYING OF VOTES to remain in perpetual power, as the Democrats have done for the last 100 years!  2016 and Trump are an anomaly and will be undone by the Democrats and the Deep State.  It was the Democrats that gave us the 16th Amendment, the Federal Reserve and the IRS and they cheated to get it ratified.

We are not so naïve as to believe that you care one whit about what we have to say, nor do we expect you to do anything about the tax code, or what it costs tens of millions of taxpayers in time, money, anger and frustration.  Nor do we expect you to intervene with the IRS on our behalf.

You have the American people exactly where you want them; scared, compliant, obedient and shivering and trembling like little puppies.  We can attest to this by the fact that the response to our attempts to abolish the IRS with a new website fell on deaf ears, in a nation where the average citizen lives in abject fear of the IRS. 

But please understand, you can only squeeze a tomato so hard, before it suddenly squishes out between your fingers.  This admonition is not to be construed as a threat to you personally, or the government in general.  It is only a prediction of things to come in America if the government continues on the path it now treads.  Millions of Americans still actually believe in freedom and liberty and the pursuit of happiness, without government interference and we reject enslavement of any kind, even tax code enslavement.

It is very unlikely that you care?  But then why should you?  The previous Secretary of the Treasury, Jack Lew, manipulated the tax law so that he would owe no taxes after receiving huge salaries and bonuses.  Former Senator Tom Daschle didn’t pay his taxes and get caught when he was nominated for HUD secretary and had to withdraw his name.  It has been reported that tens of thousands of federal employees, including IRS employees, owe as much as $3.5 Billion in back taxes to the IRS and are given a pass, while the IRS’s foot is on the throats of lawful Americans demanding absolute compliance ….. or else!  The IRS loses billions to fraud every year that it never catches.  That’s our money you are wasting Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and the buck stops on your desk.  Why haven’t you stopped it?

Good God, where’s the outrage?  One hundred years ago this tyrannical overreach by government would have caused a revolution.

The government and the IRS are hopelessly out of control and you and your predecessors are co-conspirators.  The IRS tax code, which you oversee, is just another chain around the necks of once-free Americans who now must capitulate to the ever-tightening noose of dictatorial control by a corrupt government with an insatiable appetite for our money.

But then I doubt seriously if you will ever see this letter.  You must have more important things to do than responding to a disgruntled taxpayer, you know, like writing more tax code, or bailing out your friends at Goldman Sachs, or the Federal Reserve, or covering up for your corrupt friends in the government.

What a poor excuse for a free nation America has become.  We might just as well be another banana republic, run by an anachronism of an elite, rich-old-men, oligarchy.  You are but an integral, willing partner in that oligarchy.  It means nothing that you are a Republican.

Not so respectfully,

Ron Ewart, President


A lawful citizen of Washington State with a Republican Form of Government
Well it used to have a Republican Form of Government,
that is until the Democrats took it over,


Is the reader of this article having trouble with the IRS, similar to what we have described in this letter to Secretary Mnuchin?  Perhaps you should see how we have defeated the IRS on numerous occasions with effective documents we created HERE.
Ron Ewart, a nationally known author and speaker on freedom and property rights issues and author of this weekly column, “In Defense of Rural America”. Ron is the president of the National Association of Rural Landowners (NARLO) (www.narlo.org), a non-profit corporation headquartered in Washington State, acting as an advocate and consultant for urban and rural landowners. Affiliated NARLO websites are “SAVE THE USA” and “Getting Even With Government”. Email: info@narlo.org Website: http://www.narlo.com
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Olddogs Comments!

Dear Ron,

Anna Von Reitz has all the information you need to put the IRS to bed PERMANENTLY, but you are too stubborn to spend the time needed to learn how. The fact that the majority of Americans are scared to death of these thieving tyrants should tell you there is no sympathy among the people because they are too stupid to understand the difference between tyranny and justice, and too chicken-shit to complain. That is not the case with you! You have the balls and the brains to put these bastards to bed if you would stop playing ball with their bat. Use Anna’s years of research and tell those thieving bastards to go straight to hell.

Best to ya friend!


Peak Economic Delusion Signals Coming Crisis

June 20th, 2017 by


Economic DelusionBy Brandon Smith

In my article ‘The Trump Collapse Scapegoat Narrative Has Now Been Launched‘, I discussed the ongoing and highly obvious plan by globalists and international financiers to pull the plug on their fiat support for stock markets and portions of the general economy while blaming the Trump Administration (and the conservative ideal) for the subsequent crash. Numerous economic shocks and negative data which had been simmering for years before the 2016 elections are rising to the surface of the normally oblivious mainstream. This recently culminated in a surprise stock dive that stunned investors; investors that have grown used to the Dow moving perpetually upward, while the economic media immediately began connecting the entire event to Trump and the “Comey memos”, which likely do not exist.

My position according to Trump’s behavior and cabinet selection is that he is aware of this agenda and is playing along. That said, there is another important issue to consider – the participation of the ignorant in helping the Ponzi con-game continue.

There is a famous investor’s anecdote from Joe Kennedy, the father of John F. Kennedy, about the onset of the Great Depression – he relates that one day, just before the crash of 1929, a shoe shine boy tried to give him stock tips. He realized at that moment that when the shoe shiner is offering market tips the market is too popular for its own good. He cashed out of the market and avoided the crash that many people now wrongly assume was the “cause” of the Great Depression.

I don’t know that this story is true, but if it is, it is an interesting example of peak economic delusion. We do not have quite the same investment environment as existed in those days. Today, algorithmic computers dominate the functions of the stock market, chasing headlines and each other, but this does not and will not save the economy from another depression. In fact, all they have done along with substantial aid from central banks is artificially elevate equities while every other fiscal indicator implodes.

But this farce in stocks could not succeed for so many years without help. I would say the real “shoe shine boys” of our era are actually the dullards in the mainstream financial media, stabbing in the dark and desperate to believe that the astonishing “recovery” since 2009 is real.

This attitude is evident in a recent article published by Bloomberg titled ‘Prophets Of Doom With Too Much Gloom’. The piece focuses not on alternative analysts like myself which are usually targeted with the mentally lazy “doom and gloom” label by the MSM. Rather, the targets are “big names” in the investment world who now finally agree with what alternative analysts have been saying for some time. Names like Bill Gross and Paul Singer.

Bloomberg laments the sudden tide of negative predictions for their beloved Dow Jones and other exchanges from people who have the ear of the larger mainstream. Instead of considering their warnings and looking at the available evidence, Bloomberg instead decides to craft a conspiracy theory in which bond traders and hedge fund managers like Gross and Singer feel jilted by the unnatural rise in stocks and now scheme to lure investors away from the infinite fountain of wealth. Yes, that’s right, Bloomberg accuses Gross and Singer of “stock envy”.

I say, Bloomberg is a modern day shoe shine boy.

Some might argue that Bloomberg is perfectly cognizant of the fact that the economy is in severe decline and that they are helping their central banker buddies keep the public in the dark through misinformation. While this may be true for Bloomberg himself and media elites like him, I think the average analyst at Bloomberg news is just as ignorant of the fiscal situation as most people. I think they are legitimately biased and will conjure whatever story they need to help them and others believe that the system is in ascendance rather than decline.

For those of us who were analysts before the derivatives crash of 2008, this mindset is nothing new. I remember the complete arrogance present in the mainstream just before the implosion; the sneering and attacks that were used in an attempt to silence anyone with the guts to openly suggest the fundamentals and the data did not support the investment exuberance. I remember many people asserting that that the economy’s progress was unstoppable, that another crash like 1929 was impossible, that the real estate market was an invincible engine. They were all wrong, yet, they were so confident. Most of these same people still work in the financial press to this day. Imagine that…

I would prefer to point to the hard data on hand than mere mainstream opinion. Maybe I’m a little paranoid, but I’ve already seen mainstream analysts fail on numerous occasions.

First, consider the fact that the Federal Reserve, the key component along with other central banks around the world in the rise of stock markets, is now cutting off the flow of easy money through continued interest rate hikes. I predicted this move back in 2015 when almost everyone said the Fed would go to negative rates instead. Without no-cost Fed money to feed the machine, stock markets have essentially stalled, and now, there is talk of a “tech dump” on the horizon.  With the vast majority of gains in equities the past year attributed to only five major companies, all of them tech oriented, this would be a disaster for stocks.

This is a considerable shift away from the last few years, in which it was expected by many that markets would expand exponentially for the foreseeable future. Now that the Fed’s quantitative easing and near-zero interest rates have been removed as fuel, the true economic picture is becoming clear, even to the mainstream.

According to the Atlanta Fed, US GDP in the first quarter of 2017 has declined to 0.7% , going back to lows touched on in 2014 after the Fed reduced QE.

The US has lost 5 million manufacturing jobs since the year 2000, and this trend has accelerated in recent years. Manufacturing in the US only accounts for 8.48% of all jobs according to May statistics.

102 million working age Americans do not currently have a job. This includes the 95 million Americans not counted by the Bureau of Labor because they assume these people have been unemployed so long they “do not want to work”.

Thousands of retail outlet stores, the primary engine of the American economy, are set to close in 2017.  Sweeping bankruptcies and downsizing are ravaging the retail sector, and internet retailers are not taking up the slack despite highly publicized growth.  In 2016, online retail sales only accounted for 8.1% of all retail sales.

Oil inventories continue to amass as US energy demand declines. Declining energy demand is a sure sign of overall economic decline. OPEC and other entities continue to argue that “too much supply” is the issue; an attempt to distract away from the reality of lower consumption and the falling wealth of consumers.

Corporate earnings expectations continue their dismal path, suggesting that stock markets have been supported by central bank stimulus and blind investor faith in central bank intervention. The stimulus is now being cut off. How long before investor faith is finally lost?

Economic Delusion

These are only a few of the MANY data points that paint a very ugly picture for the US economy. The rest of the world is just as tenuous if not worse.

This is why when I hear the phrase “doom and gloom” I have to laugh and think of the shoe shine boys. These are people with limited experience in tracking the economy, or very short memories, or both. This is also the product of a vast misconception about economic crisis or collapse – the assumption that crisis and collapse are “events”, that they happen suddenly and without warning. If the nation does not look like a television zombie drama tomorrow, there must not be a collapse. In truth, economic collapse NEVER happens without warning, because as I have said ten thousand times and will say ten thousand times more, collapse is a process, not an event. The data points above show an economy that is in severe deterioration, not recovery. Stock markets are next, not that stock markets matter much in the grand scheme of things.

It is unfortunate that so many people only track stocks when accounting for economic health. They have crippled themselves and their own observations, and actually condescend when confronted with counter-observations and data. They help globalists and international financiers by perpetuating false narratives; sometimes knowingly but often unconsciously. And, when the system does destabilize to the point that they actually realize it, they will blame all the wrong culprits for their pain and suffering.

The question is not “when” we will enter collapse; we are already in the midst of an economic collapse. The real question is, when will the uneducated and the biased finally notice? I suspect the only thing that will shock them out of their stupor will be a swift stock market drop, since this is the only factor they seem to pay attention to. This will happen soon enough. In the meantime, anyone who discusses legitimate data and warns of the dangers to come is a “doom and gloomer”. Mark my words, one day this label will be considered a badge of honor.

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Olddogs Comments!

The thing that breaks my heart, is knowing how many millions of my fellow working class Americans have no nest egg, or any plan of action to make it through what is sure to happen soon. True, it is partly their own fault, but given the faith they have had in their so called leaders, I fear that many will make the wrong decision out of sheer panic and give the uncaring police and military  the excuse to mow them down like dogs. Ladies and gentlemen there is going to be wailing and gashing of teeth in America as the Bankers destroy each nations survival instinct and gather the rest into herds like the sheep they are. They have always known the only way to gain absolute control of Mother Earth is to totally destroy our willingness and ability to fight back. The coming complete destruction of freedom will make black slavery look like heaven on earth.  The great depression was a picnic compared to what is coming.

Title, Lien, and Bond

June 19th, 2017 by


Municipal Franchise

By Anna Von Reitz

Go to my website, www.annavonreitz.com, #560, #607, #620 and those three articles lay out the entire process both for your personal redemption and your land protection.

Please note that anyone can do the Corrected Deed process.

Anyone can claim protection for their land under the Private Registered Indemnity Bond for their state of the union.

The Corrected Deed process can be done right now, whether or not you have completed the process to free yourself from citizenship presumptions, because the indemnity is for your state of the union.

Later, when you get your own political status cleaned up and you are officially “back on the land” you can use the Private Registered Indemnity Bond as I described for Lucretia.

For people who are actually federal civilian employees, people of color, political asylum seekers, federal welfare benefit recipients— things are not so clear— but it appears to me that you can exercise the same protections via claim upon “Equal Civil Rights” provisions if you are challenged.

This same process is now engaged in other countries and I am getting desperate calls and emails from people who are facing similar claims and demands worldwide. Obviously, the Private Registered Indemnity Bond established for the states does not apply worldwide, but the Payment Bond presented to the Holy See via the Vatican Chancery Court (Bank) does.

Anyone who is willing to live under the Law of Heaven — keep the peace, treat others as you would be treated, and respect the free will of others so long as they don’t harm anyone or anything else—-can claim the protection of the Payment Bond, AMRI00003 RA393427653US on file with the Vatican Chancery Court.

Please note that there is a “Declaration of Law” involved in making a claim under the Universal Payment Bond. In declaring yourself subject to these three Laws of Heaven you are committing yourself to obey them and setting yourself free from all other obligations. The Law of Heaven is universal, applicable globally, in all places, at all times.

So, if you are a violent gangster pursuing a life of crime and are only repenting in order to get your tail out of a bind, think twice. If you are not pure in your intention, your action will be counted against you—- and as there are no secrets, your intentions will be known.

There is help available to all on Earth, but only those who submit to the Law of Heaven can access it in good conscience and without a good conscience and good will to fulfill the Universal Law, the benefit received will still weigh against you.

It is essential that everyone learn the importance of regaining your title, making your lien, and accessing your bond.

The “title” to you, is YOUR Birth Certificate. This is where they split the title to the entity they created as an ESTATE trust and named after you, leaving the STATE OF_________ as the “presumed” equitable title holder, and you as the legal title holder. When you bring YOUR BC and turn it back to the Secretary of the Treasury, you are announcing your “return” to living status so far as the Municipal United States and its bankruptcy trustees are concerned, and making him your Fiduciary obligates him to settle the accounts. That title is then complete, both halves united and returned.

The “lien” is accomplished using a UCC-1 Financing Statement to file a Non-UCC Claim (Box 6) against the NAMES and the organizations spun off the names. For example, the debtors “JOHN MICHAEL DOE, BANKRUPT CITIZENSHIP ORGANIZATION” and “JOHN M. DOE, BANKRUPT PUBLIC TRANSMITTING UTILITY ORGANIZATION” are subject to lien by Doe, John Michael.

The bond has been set up for your individual state of the union where you were born and you can claim protection under the existing Private Registered Indemnity Bond for your state or you can set up a bond of your own.

You now have actually completed title, lien, and bond to control your life estate. The final step is to record your actions in the land jurisdiction. You do this via a simple Deed of Reconveyance removing your Name and NAMES and all variations thereof to the land and soil of your birth — for example, North Carolina. Your Name can then no longer be “presumed” to be a Foreign Situs Trust and none of your NAMES (or property attached to those names) can be attached as property belonging to any municipal franchise.

Municipal Franchise

This Year Is Going To Be The Worst Retail Apocalypse In U S History

June 17th, 2017 by


RETAIL COLLASPEThis article was written by Michael Snyder and originally published at The Economic Collapse

Not even during the worst parts of the last recession did things ever get this bad for the U.S. retail industry.  As you will see in this article, more than 300 retailers have already filed for bankruptcy in 2017, and it is being projected that a staggering 8,640 stores will close in America by the end of this calendar year.  That would shatter the old record by more than 20 percent.  Sadly, our ongoing retail apocalypse appears to only be in the early chapters.  One report recently estimated that up to 25 percent of all shopping malls in the country could shut down by 2022 due to the current woes of the retail industry.  And if the new financial crisis that is already hitting Europe starts spreading over here, the numbers that I just shared with you could ultimately turn out to be a whole lot worse.

I knew that a lot of retailers were filing for bankruptcy, but I had no idea that the grand total for this year was already in the hundreds.  According to CNN, the number of retail bankruptcies is now up 31 percent compared to the same time period last year…

Bankruptcies continue to pile up in the retail industry.

More than 300 retailers have filed for bankruptcy so far this year, according to data from BankruptcyData.com. That’s up 31% from the same time last year. Most of those filings were for small companies — the proverbial Mom & Pop store with a single location. But there are also plenty of household names on the list.

Yes, the growth of online retailers such as Amazon is fueling some of this, but the Internet has been around for several decades now.

So why are retail store closings and retail bankruptcies surging so dramatically all of a sudden?

Just a few days ago, another major victim of the retail apocalypse made headlines all over the nation when it filed for bankruptcy.  At one time Gymboree was absolutely thriving, but now it is in a desperate fight to survive

Children’s clothing chain Gymboree has filed for bankruptcy protection, aiming to slash its debts and close hundreds of stores amid crushing pressure on retailers.

Gymboree said it plans to remain in business but will close 375 to 450 of its 1,281 stores in filing for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. Gymboree employs more than 11,000 people, including 10,500 hourly workers.

And in recent weeks other major retailers that were once very prosperous have also been forced to close stores and lay off staff

This hemorrhaging of retail jobs comes on the heels of last week’s mass layoffs at Hudson Bay Company, where employees from Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor were among the 2,000 people laid off. The news of HBC layoffs came on the same day that Ascena, the parent company of brands like Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant, and Dress Barn, told investors it will be closing up to 650 stores (although it did not specify which brands will be affected just yet). Only two weeks ago, affordable luxury brand Michael Kors announced it too would close 125 stores to combat brand overexposure and plummeting sales.

In a lot of ways this reminds me of 2007.  The stock market was still performing very well, but the real economy was starting to come apart at the seams.

And without a doubt, the real economy is really hurting right now.  According to Business Insider, Moody’s is warning that 22 more major retailers may be forced to declare bankruptcy in the very near future…

Twenty-two retailers in Moody’s portfolio are in serious financial trouble that could lead to bankruptcy, according to a Moody’s note published on Wednesday. That’s 16% of the 148 companies in the financial firm’s retail group — eclipsing the level of seriously distressed retail companies that Moody’s reported during the Great Recession.

You can find the full list right here.  If this many major retailers are “distressed” now, what are things going to look like once the financial markets start crashing?

As thousands of stores close down all across the United States, this is going to put an incredible amount of stress on shopping mall owners.  In order to meet their financial obligations, those mall owners need tenants, but now the number of potential tenants is shrinking rapidly.

I have talked about dead malls before, but apparently what we have seen so far is nothing compared to what is coming.  The following comes from CNN

Store closings and even dead malls are nothing new, but things might be about to get a whole lot worse.

Between 20% and 25% of American malls will close within five years, according to a new report out this week from Credit Suisse. That kind of plunge would be unprecedented in the nation’s history.

I can’t even imagine what this country is going to look like if a quarter of our shopping malls shut down within the next five years.  Already, there are some parts of the U.S. that look like a third world nation.

And what is this going to do to employment?  Today, the retail industry employs millions upon millions of Americans, and those jobs could start disappearing very rapidly

The retail sales associate is one of the most popular jobs in the country, with roughly 4.5 million Americans filling the occupation. In May, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics released data that found that 7.5 million retail jobs might be replaced by technology. The World Economic Forum predicts 30 to 50 percent of retail jobs will be gone once struggling companies like Gymboree fully hop on the digital train. MarketWatch found that over the last year, the department store space bled 29,900 jobs, while general merchandising stores cut 15,700 positions. At this rate, one Florida columnist put it soberingly, “Half of all US retail jobs could vanish. Just as ATMs replaced many bank tellers, automated check-out stations are supplanting retail clerks.”

At this moment, the number of working age Americans that do not have a job is hovering near a record high.  So being able to at least get a job in the retail industry has been a real lifeline for many Americans, and now that lifeline may be in grave danger.

For those running our big corporations, losing these kinds of jobs is not a big deal.  In fact, many corporate executives would be quite happy to replace all of their U.S. employees with technology or with foreign workers.

But if the middle class is going to survive, we need an economy that produces good paying jobs.  Unfortunately, even poor paying retail jobs are starting to disappear now, and the future of the middle class is looking bleaker than it ever has before.



June 16th, 2017 by

This speech was in 2003 but applies even more so today.

This is very frightening but you can see it coming.  I especially believe the 1984 excerpt is exactly where we are.  We probably should read 1984 again.

A very interesting and frightening read.


We know Dick Lamm as Governor of Colorado. In that context his thoughts are particularly poignant. Last week there was an immigration overpopulation conference in Washington, DC, filled to capacity by many of America’s finest minds and leaders. A brilliant college professor by the name of Victor Hansen Davis talked about his latest book, ‘Mexifornia,’ explaining how immigration – both legal and illegal was destroying the entire state of California. He said it would march across the country until it destroyed all vestiges of The American Dream.

Moments later, former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm stood up and gave a stunning speech on how to destroy America.

The audience sat spellbound as he described eight methods for the destruction of the United States . He said, ‘If you believe that America is too smug, too self-satisfied, too rich, then let’s destroy America. It is not that hard to do. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee observed that all great civilizations rise and fall and that ‘An autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.”

‘Here is how they do it,’ Lamm said:

‘First, to destroy America, turn America into a bilingual or multi-lingual and bicultural country…  History shows that no nation can survive the tension, conflict, and antagonism of two or more competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; however, it is a curse for a society to be bilingual. The historical scholar, Seymour Lipset, put it this way: ‘The histories of bilingual and bicultural societies that do not assimilate are histories of turmoil, tension, and tragedy.’ Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, and Lebanon all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for autonomy , if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion. France faces difficulties with Basques, Bretons, Corsicans and Muslims.’

Lamm went on:

‘Second, to destroy America, invent ‘multiculturalism’ and encourage immigrants to maintain their culture. Make it an article of belief that all cultures are equal; that there are no cultural differences. Make it an article of faith that the Black and Hispanic dropout rates are due solely to prejudice and discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out of bounds.

‘Third, we could make the United States an ‘Hispanic Quebec ‘ without much effort. The key is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. As Benjamin Schwarz said in the Atlantic Monthly recently: ‘The apparent success of our own multi-ethnic and multicultural experiment might have been achieved not by tolerance but by hegemony. Without the dominance that once dictated ethnocentric and what it meant to be an American, we are left with only tolerance and pluralism to hold us together.’ Lamm said, ‘I would encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. I would replace the melting pot metaphor with the salad bowl metaphor. It is important to ensure that we have various cultural subgroups living in America enforcing their differences rather than as Americans, emphasizing their similarities.’

‘Fourth, I would make our fastest growing demographic group the least educated I would add a second underclass, unassimilated, undereducated, and antagonistic to our population. I would have this second underclass have a 50% dropout rate from high school.’

‘My fifth point for destroying America would be to get big foundations and business to give these efforts lots of money. I would invest in ethnic identity, and I would establish the cult of ‘Victimology.’ I would get all minorities to think that their lack of success was the fault of the majority. I would start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority.’

‘My sixth plan for America’s downfall would include dual citizenship, and promote divided loyalties. I would celebrate diversity over unity. I would stress differences rather than similarities. Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each other – that is, when they are not killing each other. A diverse, peaceful, or stable society is against most historical precept. People undervalue the unity it takes to keep a nation together. Look at the ancient Greeks. The Greeks believed that they belonged to the same race; they possessed a common language and literature; and they worshipped the same gods. All Greece took part in the Olympic games. A common enemy, Persia , threatened their liberty. Yet all these bonds were not strong enough to overcome two factors: local patriotism and geographical conditions that nurtured political divisions. Greece fell. ‘E. Pluribus Unum’ — From many, one. In that historical reality, if we put the emphasis on the ‘pluribus’ instead of the ‘Unum,’ we will ‘Balkanize’  America as surely as Kosovo.’

‘Next to last, I would place all subjects off limits. Make it taboo to talk about anything against the cult of ‘diversity.’ I would find a word similar to ‘heretic’ in the 16th century – that stopped discussion and paralyzed thinking. Words like ‘racist’ or ‘xenophobe’ halt discussion and debate. Having made America a bilingual/bicultural country, having established   multiculcurism, having the large foundations fund the doctrine of ‘Victimology,’ I would next make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws. I would develop a mantra: That because immigration has been good for America, it must always be good. I would make every individual immigrant symmetric and ignore the cumulative impact of millions of them.’

In the last minute of his speech, Governor Lamm wiped his brow. Profound silence followed. Finally he said, ‘Lastly, I would censor Victor Hanson Davis’s book ‘Mexifornia.’ His book is dangerous. It exposes the plan to destroy America. If you feel America deserves to be destroyed, don’t read that book.’

There was no applause. A chilling fear quietly rose like an ominous cloud above every attendee at the conference. Every American in that room knew that everything Lamm enumerated was proceeding methodically, quietly, darkly, yet pervasively across the United States today. Discussion is being suppressed. Over 100 languages are ripping the foundation of our educational system and national cohesiveness. Even barbaric cultures that practice female genital mutilation are growing as we celebrate ‘diversity.’ American jobs are vanishing into the Third World as corporations create a Third World in America Take note of California and other states. To date, ten million illegal aliens and growing fast. It is reminiscent of George Orwell’s book ‘1984.’ In that story, three slogans are engraved in the Ministry of Truth building: ‘War is peace,’ ‘Freedom is slavery,’ and ‘Ignorance is strength.’

Governor Lamm walked back to his seat. It dawned on everyone at the conference that our nation and the future of this great democracy is deeply in trouble and worsening fast. If we don’t get this immigration monster stopped within three years, it will rage like a California wildfire and destroy everything in its path, especially The American Dream.

If you care for and love our country as much as I do, take the time to pass this on just as I did for you!

NOTHING is going to happen if you don’t!

Except your friends will not have had the chance to pass it on for more to read it!

Project FEDcoin”

Currency expert who predicted gold boom of the 70s, Savings & Loan collapse of the 80s, the Dot Com and housing crashes, as well as President Trump’s victory makes startling prediction about the fate of the U.S. dollar…​



Summary: The U.S. dollar is in crisis. Trillions of currency units have been printed. Near-zero interest rates have done nothing to stimulate the economy. And now, up to 40 different countries are leaving the dollar. Federal Reserve members recently held a private meeting in Washington, D.C. to discuss a disruptive new “monetary technology” that—if implemented—could wipe out the savings of millions of Americans. In this interview, you’ll discover the frightening details of this new potential currency from NY Times #1 best-selling author and multi-millionaire currency expert Doug Casey. You’ll also discover the four steps Casey is personally taking today to protect his savings (and that you can follow, too).

One of the great prophets of our time.” —Robert Ringer, #1 bestselling
financial author

Doug Casey is a brilliant speculator with a great understanding of historical cycles…” —Bill Bonner, Founder, Agora, Inc.

Doug Casey has never been wrong on one of his major predictions.” —Simon and Schuster

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Olddogs Comments!

Dear readers, if you do not believe America can fall and tyranny become normal, then I feel sorry for what you will experience in a very short time. The time has come to make demands on this so called government of yours because the evidence they intend to destroy us completely is being thrown in our face, and day by day you are becoming their total slaves.


Paul Harvey and the Reign of Heavens

June 15th, 2017 by


From Judge Anna Von Reitz

This is a reply to the article published by the “Reign of Heaven” group (see below)– first my response to their queries and suppositions, then “The Rest of the Story” from the immortal Paul Harvey, and then the article from the Reign of Heavens Society, so you can see what Paul and I are replying to and why this is a sad state of affairs:

My Reply:

The unincorporated entity known as The United States of America and the incorporated entity also calling itself “The United States of America” are NOT THE SAME entities just because they appear to have the same name.  They are fundamentally different in nature, jurisdiction, and law.  Trying to obfuscate this in any way just slows down any solution to the problem this country faces.

It will also be seen that the quasi-military offices such as “Postmaster General” were NEVER  part of the lawful government of the actual United States and have instead existed in the Territorial United States and Municipal United States — that is, in international jurisdiction of the sea prior to the Civil War and afterward usurped upon the land as part of the Territorial United States’ administration.

But if you don’t know that there are three versions of “United States”— our version, the Territorial United States and the Municipal United States (both of which routinely just refer to themselves as “the United States” also) — it’s nigh on unto impossible for people to wrap their heads around which entity and which offices of which entity you are talking about.  

This is just another example of “similar names deceits” being used by lawyers to create deliberate confusions and wrong assumptions and keep us all at each other’s throats and unable to square off and deal with the actual problem.

It leaves people like the Reign of Heavens spinning their wheels in actual fact, contributing all their effort to a hopeless cause and ranting and accusing those of us who DO see the whole deceit of “telling lies”.  But then, they are confused and not rightly understanding or replying to what I actually said, and maybe they have a right to be confused, because after all, they have been misled by professionals. Read on for another apt and timely history lesson:

The Rest of the Story from Paul Harvey:

If there is a stain on the record of our forefathers, one dark hour in the earliest history of the American colonies, it would be the hanging of the so-called “witches” at Salem.

But that was a pinpoint in place and time, a brief lapse into hysteria.

For the most part, our seventeenth century colonists were scrupulously fair, even in fear.

There was one group of people they feared with reason – a society,  you might say, whose often insidious craft had claimed a multitude of victims, ever since the Middle Ages in Europe.

One group of people, hated and feared from Massachusetts Bay to Virginia.

The magistrates would not burn them at the stake, although surely a great many of the colonists might have recommended such a solution.

Our forefathers were baffled by them.

In the first place, where did they come from?

Of all who sailed from England to Plymouth in 1620, not one of those two-legged vermin was aboard.


That’s what the colonists called them.

Parasites who fed on human misery, spreading sorrow and confusion wherever they went.

“Destructive,” they were called.

And still they were permitted co-existence with the colonists.

For a while anyway.

Of course, there were colonial laws prohibiting the practice of their infamous craft. Somehow a way was always found around those laws.

In 1641, Massachusetts Bay colony took a novel approach to the problem. The governors attempted to starve those “devils” out of existence through economic exclusion. They were denied wages, and

thereby it was hoped that they would perish.

Four years later Virginia followed the example of Massachusetts Bay, and for a while it seemed that the dilemma had been resolved.

It had not.

Somehow the parasites managed to survive, and the mere nearness of them made the colonists’ skin crawl.

In 1658 in Virginia the final solution:

Banishment. Exile.

The “treacherous ones” were cast out of the colony.

At last, after decades of enduring the psychological gloom, the sun came out and birds sang and all was right with the world. And the elation continued for a generation.

I’m not sure why the Virginians eventually allowed the outcasts to return, but they did.

In 1680, after twenty-two years, the despised ones were readmitted to the colony on the condition that they be subjected to the strictest surveillance.

How soon we forget.

For indeed, over the next half-century or so, the imposed restrictions were slowly, quietly swept away. And those whose treachery had been feared since the Middle Ages ultimately took their place in society.

You see, the “vermin” that once infested colonial America, the parasites who preyed on the misfortune of their neighbors until finally they were officially banished from Virginia, those dreaded, despised and inevitably outcast masters of confusion were – LAWYERS!

And now you know THE REST OF THE STORY.


Below is the Reign of Heavens article. 

You can see for yourselves how they are confused and why:

International Public Notice

Claim in red, rebuttal in blue

This particular document was posted on the Anna Von Reitz website called ” Let’s Settle This Hash……”: LINK  on 04-26-2017
Wherein it states the following:

“The de jure government of this country is called The United States of America (Unincorporated). It has to be unincorporated to serve as a sovereign government, because if it held a corporate charter granted by some other government, it would be subservient to that government. Okay? Everyone got that?”

We can agree upon that statement because The United States of America and the Government of The United States of America is not incorporated. Embassy: LINK

“During the so-called American Civil War the rats in Congress created a doppelganger entity incorporated in Britain called “The United States of America, Inc.”. This is called “The United States of America” but it is not your de jure government. It is just a corporation granted a charter like any other British corporation.”

Where is the evidence of this claim? There are no links or documents, nothing….. This is the first time that the Government of The United States of America has ever heard of such a claim or the subject matter.

“Now we have Keith Livingway running around claiming that he basically went to a bankruptcy trustee sale and “bought” the office of “Postmaster General” out of a claim on abandonment. He is telling everyone that this abandoned office is the land jurisdiction trustee office once held by Benjamin Franklin and that it is the land jurisdiction de jure government that he is representing.”

Keith Livingway never claimed that he attended a bankruptcy trustee sale, nor did he ever claim to have bought the office of Postmaster General. Where is the evidence? Where is a publication of the claim? There isn’t any because it is a complete lie. The whole scenario was completely made up by Anna Von Reitz and Paul Stramer.

“But here’s the kicker—- Franklin held the office of Post Master (land) not Postmaster (sea) —- and on top of that, none of these quasi-military offices like “Lieutenant Governor” and “Attorney General” and “Postmaster General” even existed prior to the Civil War.”
Here is an image of the original ledger of Doctor Benjamin Franklin, and a LINK to the whole ledger now in PDF. (page nine)

Paul Harvey

Everyone can see that “Postmaster General” did in fact exist before the civil war, and here is the link to the successor of Ebeneezer Hazard:LINK The Postmaster General credentials are towards the bottom of the page.  The National assembly did create a department of the General Post Office to operate as a Government agency, however that was done to protect the original General Post Office of 1775 from foreign powers when doing business with them. The National assembly has that right and power to create such agencies when doing business with foreign powers. Further, everyone can see that Benjamin Franklin did in fact hold the office of Postmaster General and not this made up difference in spelling and land/sea jurisdiction garbage. All surveys require both, metes and bounds and seaward boundaries in order to be legitimate.  No one can land lock a country.

“Therefore— is Keith Livingway filling Franklin’s vacated office? No. He is claiming to own an office in a defunct British corporation that was bankrupted in 1907—- The United States of America, Inc. He is not occupying Franklin’s [land] office which was as a “Post Master” –two words, notice? And not a “Postmaster” and not a “General” anything. The de jure government of this country has never been incorporated and never can be incorporated. Period.”

True, the dejure Government of The United States of America cannot be incorporated in another country and it isn’t incorporated anywhere. As a matter of fact, corporations are required to be registered with the Government of The United States of America when doing business within its metes and bounds and seaward boundaries. Benjamin Franklin never vacated his office, it was succeeded as written in the Declaration of Chain of Title:

“Declaration of Chain of Title

IT IS DECLARED THAT; the office of the Postmaster General of the Confederacy of The United States of America of 1775, first held by Doctor

Benjamin Franklin on 26th of July 1775, was succeeded by Richard Bache on November 7th, 1776, succeeded by Ebenezer Hazard on the 28th

day of January, 1782, and died in the year of 1817 without naming a successor. The office of the Postmaster General of the Confederacy of

The United States of America of 1775 was vacant from the year 1817 until the year 2010.” as published April 2nd, 2012 at the link above. 

Keith Livingway is not and has never claimed to personally own any office, however he was appointed successor of Ebeneezer Hazard as stated in the Declaration of Chain of Title here: LINK  by the National assembly to the office of the Postmaster General and or Post Master General of the General Post Office of the original Confederacy of 1781 back to 1775 and now the Government of The United States of America. The appointment is for life or until succeeded to keep chain of title to the country known as The United States of America.

These facts as stated in blue may be a source of distress, jealousy, embarrassment or otherwise to Anna Von Reitz and Paul Stramer.  Those emotions do not give them the right to print lies, deceive people, or slander people. Neither of them have the right to attack people personally with lies and deceit. Neither of them called to verify the facts of their documents, ever…That is called libel and others that are parroting these lies and twisting the facts are also libel. All of this back and forth really needs to end because it is beginning to have the look and feel of high school all over again.

The office of the Postmaster General of the Government of The United States of America will never be vacated or released into the hands of proprietors seeking to use Patriot tricks to gain control of the country on behalf of foreign powers. Upon the death of the current aforesaid office holder, the chain of title reverts back to the National assembly to appoint a new successor and further there exists other protections of said office that is privileged information. Further, it is a vary serous crime to attack the General Post Office of the country.

THE T-ROH SHOW will broadcast and cover the real story and facts about how all of this came about when it pertains to the General Post Office and the original Government when more important issues are already covered.

Paul Harvey

The Underhanded Skullduggery To Pass The 14th Amendment

June 14th, 2017 by


Every now and then we pick up bits and pieces of reliable information from individuals that respond to our articles.  Such was the case when one of our readers gave us an “education” on how the 14th Amendment was passed, as described in a Utah State Supreme Court Case filed in March 1968, almost exactly 100 years after the passage of the Amendment.   At this point, we must stipulate that we believe the description contained in this case is accurate and true to the best of the Supreme Court judge’s knowledge of history.   Nevertheless, it cannot be ignored that, in war, “to the victor goes the spoils.”

SkullduggeryUnderstand that we are not making or taking a moral position in what transpired.  Nor are we taking sides in the conflict.  We are only describing the events that led up to the passage of the 14th Amendment, to demonstrate to what links government will go to get what they want.

The animosity between the inhabitants of the north and south did not soften after the civil war ended.  In fact, they still simmer to this day, especially with the current push to remove southern civil war icons, statues and monuments.   But the undercurrent of animosity that exists today was nothing compared to the anger that existed during the passage of the 14th Amendment in April of 1868 and the negative impact the Amendment had on state’s rights and later, illegal immigration.  The battlefield went silent, but not in the hearts and minds of the now disarmed combatants.  Yes, amnesty was granted to both sides and the 11 southern states assumed their lawful position in the now un-dissolvable United States.  But there was a catch that we will describe shortly.

President Lincoln had implemented the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 during the war, as an executive order to free the slaves.  After the war it was necessary to codify the Executive Order into legislation, which resulted in the 13th Amendment.  It took 27 of the 36 existing states to ratify the Amendment.  10 of the Southern states agreed to ratification.

From the Utah Supreme Court Case in a dirty trick and act of duress number one:

“When the 39th Congress assembled on December 5, 1865, the senators and representatives from the 25 northern states voted to deny seats in both houses of Congress to anyone elected from the 11 southern states.  The full complement of senators from the 36 states of the Union was 72, and the full membership in the House was 240.  Since it requires only a majority vote (Article I, Section 5, Constitution of the United States) to refuse a seat in Congress, only the 50 senators and 182 congressmen from the North were seated.  All of the 22 senators and 58 representatives from the southern states were denied seats.”

The 13th Amendment was ratified by political trickery, but then along came the 14th Amendment on the heels of the 13th Amendment, to better clarify the citizenship of the now freed black slaves.  Even more than that, the 14th Amendment was purposely designed to deny any Southern government official, either elected or appointed, from being able to hold public office in the re-united government if they have or had “engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the Northern Government, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.”  Of course, any existing public official from the 11 Southern States at the time, elected or appointed, obviously engaged in insurrection or rebellion during the war, from the perspective of the North and thus disqualified them from holding public office in the new government.

So the Northern states jockeyed the numbers to get the required two thirds vote to ratify the 14th Amendment.  But the Northern States did more than that to get the Southern States to capitulate to ratification.

From the Utah Supreme Court Case in a dirty trick and act of duress number two:

“Despite the fact that the southern states had been functioning peacefully for two years and had been counted to secure ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, Congress passed the Reconstruction Act, which provided for the military occupation of 10 of the 11 southern states.  It excluded Tennessee from military occupation, and one must suspect it was because Tennessee had ratified the Fourteenth Amendment on July 7, 1866.  The Act further disfranchised practically all white voters and provided that no senator or congressman from the occupied states could be seated in Congress until a new constitution was adopted by each state which would be approved by Congress, and further provided that each of the 10 states must ratify the proposed Fourteenth Amendment, and the Fourteenth Amendment must become a part of the Constitution of the United States before the military occupancy would cease and the states be allowed seats in Congress.”

“By the time the Reconstruction Act had been declared to be the law, three more states had ratified the proposed Fourteenth Amendment, and two – Louisiana and Delaware – had rejected it.  Then Maryland withdrew its prior ratification and rejected the proposed Fourteenth Amendment. Ohio followed suit and withdrew its prior ratification, as also did New Jersey. California, which earlier had voted not to pass upon the proposal, now voted to reject the amendment. Thus 16 of the 37 states had rejected the proposed amendment.”

“By spurious, non representative governments, seven of the southern states, which had theretofore rejected the proposed amendment under the duress of military occupation and of being denied representation in Congress, did attempt to ratify the proposed Fourteenth Amendment.  The Secretary of State on July 20, 1868, issued his proclamation wherein he stated that it was his duty under the law to cause amendments to be published and certified as a part of the Constitution when he received official notice that they had been adopted pursuant to the Constitution.”

Obviously, to the more attentive reader, it was clear that the 14th Amendment was ratified under intense duress by the Northern States.  In effect, the 14th Amendment was ratified by political skullduggery and at the point of a gun, which is not unheard of in politics ….. or war.

In contract law, any contract signed under duress, especially under the threat of force or violence, can be declared null and void.   So the question is, is a treaty, constitutional amendment, or a contract, entered into under the threat of force or violence, enforceable?

Which leads us to the ratification of the 16th Amendment, codifying into law the Federal Reserve and the federal income tax.

Even though the U. S. Supreme Court twice adjudicated the issue of whether the 16th Amendment was legally ratified, the debate on that ratification rages on in some circles with alleged evidence to back up their arguments.

There were 48 states at the time, thus requiring 36 states to ratify any constitutional amendment.  When reviewing the ratification of the 16th Amendment, state by state, certain irregularities appear.  Tennessee, Kentucky and Oklahoma were three states where the irregularities were readily apparent.

In the Tennessee ratification procedure, the state law required that the vote for ratification could not take place until the next election of state legislators, giving sufficient time to debate the amendment.  Tennessee voted for ratification in violation of that state law.

In Oklahoma, the legislature changed the wording of the Amendment such that the meaning was the opposite of what Congress intended.

In Kentucky, the words of the amendment, which the legislators were to vote upon, omitted the words from the Congressional Amendment “on income.”

If all three states were omitted from the states that ratified the Amendment, the 16th Amendment would have failed ratification.

The Central Bankers and many wealthy industrialists wanted the 16th Amendment to pass because an income tax provided security for all of the loans they would make to government by indenturing every American citizen to the debt.  The law forced all present and future Americans to pledge the taxes of their lifetime earnings to secure that debt.  Finally, in the 1930’s each American’s social security number became their loan number for all central bank loans to government.

Was there duress, intimidation and or favors, in one form or another, placed upon the legislators of the individual states to ratify the Amendment?   Was that duress illegal?  It cannot be construed otherwise.

Consequently, by skullduggery, duress and the threat of force and violence, Americans were forced to accept as law, the 14th and 16th Amendments to the U. S. Constitution, wherein the benefits of the Amendments favored a special few, while creating a form of indentured servitude and slavery on the rest of us.

Remember!  The 14th Amendment led to “anchor babies” which created a giant magnet for illegal aliens to invade the United States, due to an unconscionable perversion of the Amendment by the U. S. Supreme Court.  The invasion and the cost of that invasion, continues to grow and magnify, especially with sanctuary jurisdictions defying federal immigration laws and adding to the magnets.  Each producing American is paying for that invasion in the billions of dollars.  But the 14th Amendment also seriously diluted state’s rights under the Constitution, which the Utah Supreme Court Justices railed against.

Remember!  The 16th Amendment has led to an income tax code of almost 75,000 pages of laws and regulations that no one, not even the IRS or your favorite tax preparer, CPA, or tax attorney, can interpret the same way, leading normal, reasonable and prudent American citizens to perjure themselves each time they sign Form 1040, or any other income tax form.

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld sends a letter to the IRS each year stating, and we paraphrase:  “I have absolutely no idea whether my tax returns and my payments are accurate, even though I am a college graduate.  The tax code is so complex and the forms are so complicated that I don’t know whether or not my tax returns are accurate and I am sure most Americans feel the same way.  I have spent way too much money on tax firms to prepare my return.

Sadly, the American people go on about their daily lives oblivious to the fact that they are quite likely being governed by laws and constitutional amendments that were passed in violation of that constitution.  No!  Not “quite likely.”  Absolutely!

We have not taken on the 14th Amendment even though we strongly believe the “anchor baby” provision of the Amendment should be repealed.  However, we are taking on the 16th Amendment with our website entitled “Save the USA” where we are calling for the IRS to be abolished and the 16th Amendment to be modified by eliminating the income tax provision.  In addition to the website, we have created two, 3-to-4 minute Youtube videos.  One is entitled, “The IRS Blows My Mind” and the second is entitled “The IRS Took My Car Away.”  These videos are poetic takeoffs on IRS injustices, set to very familiar music.  The videos are entertaining, emotionally appealing and convey the frustration of millions of Americans with the IRS.  You may even see yourself in one or both of the videos.

Congress is not going to fix or abolish the IRS in the short or long term because it would take away the power of the Congress to control every aspect of our lives.  The question is, will enough Americans get together to abolish the IRS by putting intense pressure on the Congress?  We’ve started the ball rolling.  The rest is up to the American people who have been conned, hoodwinked and lied to by their government since the civil war.  While the American people dither, the government gets stronger and stronger.

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Pay Attention: If You Want to Save Your Butts!

June 13th, 2017 by





By Anna Von Reitz

Apparently a lot of people didn’t notice or didn’t pay attention or didn’t know what it meant when I told everyone that I had established a Private Indemnity Bond at the U.S. Treasury covering every state of the Union—- but that is critical information to have branded on your foreheads in the days to come.

The UNITED STATES, INC. is in liquidation. The Bankruptcy Trustees are going to try to liquidate, sell, tax, or otherwise raise funds off of all the franchises of the UNITED STATES, INC. This includes the STATE OF MINNESOTA and CRAWFORD COUNTY, MINNESOTA, and JOHN MICHAEL DOE, too.

When your land deeds and car titles and mortgages are all in the NAME OF a UNITED STATES franchise, what do you think is going to happen? You are going to be “assumed to be a surety” and “collateral” for the debts of all these fictitious entities, and the secondary creditors—- banks and foreign investors— are going to be howling for your blood and for the auctioning off of your assets to pay the bills of the UNITED STATES.

Get it? This is a repeat of what FDR did back in the 1930’s only worse. This time the rotten bastards want it all. They want the copyright to your name, they want your DNA, they want your body, your house, your business, your land—- anything that is “assumed” to belong to the JOHN MICHAEL DOE version of your NAME. See “Power to Sell — The Latest Land Grab“.

If you are like most people, you had no idea that any such secretive claim against you or your assets existed and unless you have been reading the news posted here, this is going to catch you blind-sided. You are not going to know what to do and you are not going to have anything in place to defend yourself— UNLESS— you remember that you and your property are indemnified against loss.

How, why, by whom? By me and by my team because we were awake and got things in place for you. Just as neighbors, we did all the work so that at this crucial moment in history, you could remember in which state you were born and write the following:

“Held under Private Indemnity Bond AMRI00001 RA393427640US Montana” —-or the same numbers and whatever your birth state is, on your land deeds, vehicle titles, or any other property assets they come after and try to seize.

AMRI00001 RA393427640US Alaska
AMRI00001 RA393427640US Alabama
AMRI00001 RA393427640US Arkansas…..

This is your “Home Free” Card, your indemnity policy, your means to rebut all and any claims that come addressed against actual assets held in the ALL CAPITAL LETTERS NAMES.

Please do all that you can to help and inform your friends and neighbors and countrymen. I have given specific instructions for those facing sudden huge “tax” bills, and “Notices of Power to Sell” and similar demands being made against their homes and land holdings in the article called: “Power to Sell” — The Latest Land Grab.

P.S. — Use the Private Indemnity Bond to Protect Your Bank Accounts and IRA’s and 401K’s, too. Inform the banks and IRA / 401K managers via Registered Mail that your accounts are private accounts and are held under Private Registered Indemnity Bond AMRI00001 RA393427640US – Your Home State.

See this article and over 600 others on Anna’s website here:



You don’t get old by being stupid.

June 12th, 2017 by














1 – Never be arrogant.


2 – Don’t waste ammunition.


3 – Whiskey makes you think you’re smarter than you are.


4 – Always make sure you know who has the power.


5 – Don’t mess with old people; they didn’t get old by being stupid.


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