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Off-Grid Refrigeration | July 23rd, 2012

This article was written by Tom Chatham and originally published at Project Chesapeake
One of the hardest things to go without when going off grid is refrigeration. Most other operations can be replaced by manual means but keeping food cold or frozen in hot weather is a unique need in modern times. In [...]

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One Moviegoer With A Gun Could Have Prevented 70 Innocent People From Being Shot | July 22nd, 2012

This article was written by Mac Slavo and originally published at SHTFplan.com
In light of the incident at the Dark Knight premier early this morning, it’s worth noting that we as a law abiding society could have prevented the deaths of, at last count, 13 people and the injuries sustained [...]

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Bad Economic Signs 2012 | July 19th, 2012

This article was written by Brandon Smith and originally published at Alt-Market.com
In January of this year, I wrote an analytic financial piece entitled ‘Baltic Dry Index Signals Renewed Market Collapse’:
http://www.alt-market.com/articles/540-baltic-dry-index-signals-renewed-market-collapse
In that article I discussed the record breaking low hit by the BDI and its implications for the global economy; namely, that it signaled [...]

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Part One: Edwin Vieira: The Militia of the Several States | July 16th, 2012

Too many people wrongly assume that the purpose of revitalizing “the Militia of the several States” (or, for that matter, of forming the kind of private citizens “militia” that already exist in several States) is to fight new battles of Lexington and Concord. To the contrary: The goal must be, if at all possible, to deter usurpation and tyranny, so as to make actually fighting any battle here in America unnecessary. Deterrence is always the best defense. And preparedness makes deterrence credible. Besides, the ultimate purpose of revitalizing “the Militia of the several States” is to reassert We the People’s control over both the General Government and the States, from the inside and under the law, by infusing with energy a very important constitutional component of those governments that has withered to a present-day impotence and insignificance. Yet nonetheless not to irrelevance–for “the Militia of the several States” remain not only part of the Constitution, but also, with the continuing crisis over “homeland security”, more relevant and needed than ever before. – Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr.

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Part Two: Edwin Vieira: The Militia of the Several States | July 16th, 2012

The Constitution recognizes and permanently includes as part of its federal system only “the Militia of the several States”. It neither recognizes nor creates any “Militia of the United States” at all–because no such militia ever existed, and the Founding Fathers evidently desired that no such militia be formed. True, “the Militia of the several States” may be “call[ed] forth” by Congress “to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions”; “such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States” for those purposes may be “govern[ed]” as Congress directs; and “[t]he President shall be Commander in Chief * * * of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States”. Article I, Section 8, Clauses 15 and 16; and Article II, Section 2, Clause 1. But even when temporarily “call[ed] forth”, “govern[ed]“, and subjected to the President’s command “in[ ] the actual Service of the United States”, “the Militia of the several States” nevertheless retain their identities and natures as permanent State institutions. The Constitution authorizes neither Congress nor the President to do anything that detracts from, let alone contradicts, these identities and natures.

For that reason, the Constitution authorizes neither Congress nor the President to employ the Militia so as to attack, subvert, or in any other way undermine any State’s existence, powers and authority, or her “Republican Form of Government”–or to refuse to employ the Militia to protect those attributes. None of “the Militia of the several States” can be used, actively or passively, against any of “the several States”. – Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr.

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Part Three: Edwin Vieira: The Militia of the Several States | July 16th, 2012

By recognizing “the Militia of the several States,” the Constitution imposes a permanent duty on nearly all Americans to serve therein, according to the principles the pre-constitutional Militia actually put into practice. One part of that essentially governmental duty is to be armed, a responsibility emphasized and effectuated by the power (and duty) of Congress “[t]o provide for * * * arming * * * the Militia.” Article I, Section 8, Clause 16. Every individual subject to the constitutional duty to be armed in “the Militia of the several States” necessarily enjoys a constitutional right as against every public official not to be hindered, and (through Clause 16) a constitutional right to be assisted, in the performance of that duty. No statute, executive action, or judicial decision can possibly change that. Therefore, the “right of the people to keep and bear Arms” is ABSOLUTE, because it is the consequence or corollary of a constitutional duty that applies both to the people and to every public official. Indeed, to argue that any other part of any government at any level may disarm the one branch of the government that the Constitution itself specifically requires to be armed is self-contradictory nonsense. – Dr. Edwin Vieira

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When Loving Your Country Marks You As A Domestic Terrorist | July 13th, 2012

This article was written by Tom DeWeese and originally published at NewsWithViews.com
When I first became involved in political issues and events some 45 years ago as a young man just out of high school, it was because I believed in the ideals of our Founding Fathers. I had a young man’s zeal [...]

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How To Deal With A Government Checkpoint | July 13th, 2012

This article was written by Mac Slavo and originally published at SHTFplan.com
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing [...]

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City Dwellers Increasingly Turn To Farming To Survive Economic Crisis | July 7th, 2012

This article was written by Mac Slavo and originally published at SHTFplan.com
When millions lose their jobs and have no hope of finding gainful employment, what options do they have for keeping food on the table?
The obvious answer for those who have become dependent on government safety nets is nutritional food assistance, and to [...]

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Molon Labe The “M” Word On Independence Day! | July 4th, 2012

I am very happy to share some good news with all my friends and acquaintances, and I hope each of you will pass this along to your lists. The upcoming film by James Jaeger and his Matrixx Entertainment is inspired by a remarkable work by Dr. Edwin Vieira, Jr., entitled THE “MILITIA OF THE SEVERAL STATES” Guarantee the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

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Drone Makers Want To Spread Weaponry Overseas | July 2nd, 2012

This article was originally published by the Los Angeles Times
Once one actually researches the inherent weaknesses of the technology, all this drone mania becomes far less impressive.  Drones have not changed the face of combat as the following article asserts.  Wars are still fought pretty much the same as they have been for decades.  However, [...]

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CONSTITUTION On Edge of Extinction | July 1st, 2012

The systematic erosion of the U. S. Constitution has taken place over many decades, presidents and U. S. Congresses. Whenever the Constitution got in the way, the President or the Congress found ways around it, either by fuzzy interpretations of Constitutional clauses, or simply by ignoring the Constitution altogether. If there was no challenge to what the president or the Congress did, the action was affirmed as the law of the land by inaction. And even if there was a legal challenge to the action, that didn’t mean that a lower court, or the U. S. Supreme Court, would rule in accordance with the full intent of the Framers of the Constitution. Judicial activism was born soon after the ink was dry on the Constitution.

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Why Is Government Collecting Your Biometric Data? | June 30th, 2012

We’ve always had a level of anonymity through obscurity, because people are not taking photographs wherever they go — and we rely on that in how we interact with the world and I think that’s key to a democratic society, that we don’t have somebody watching over us all the time. And that’s true even if you’re in a public place. When people are in a public place they recognize people can see what they’re doing — but not that they’re being tracked, that they’re being monitored, watched from place to place as they move about their lives.

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Homeland Security gives UC-Berkeley an ‘armored counterattack truck’ | June 30th, 2012

Local Occupy Wall Street protesters tried to persuade the school not to purchase the vehicle. “I’m asking, please stay out of this urban warfare stuff,” Daniel Borgstrom, an Occupier and former Marine, told the city council at a June meeting, according to Inter Press Service News Agency.

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“Turn In Your Guns At Your Local Church” | June 28th, 2012

This article was written by Pastor Chuck Baldwin and originally published at NewsWithViews.com
Last weekend, the Chicago Police Department collaborated with over 20 local churches in a giant effort to encourage Chicagoans “to get guns out of their homes.” WBBM News Radio has the story. “Using the lure of $100 gift cards, the Chicago Police Department [...]

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The Ignorance Is Willful | June 26th, 2012

This article was written by Greg Hunter and originally published at USAWatchdog.com
You might remember Dr. Michael Burry as the hedge fund manager who made hundreds of millions of dollars betting on the collapse of the housing market.  You, also, might remember everyone from the mainstream media (MSM) to the [...]

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Military Rolls Tanks Onto St. Louis Streets…But Why? | June 23rd, 2012

I have to say that this event, which is being labeled a “training exercise”, makes very little sense to me.  U.S. Army troops all the way from Maryland running open exercises in armored personnel carriers on the busy streets of St. Louis?  I know Maryland is a small state, but is [...]

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