David Gumpert and Jay Noone join PNN Live to discuss important issues in the peaceful resistance community. In the first hour, we cover the raw milk issue, specifically the recent court battle lost by Michael Schmidt in Ontario, Canada. In the second hour, we talk with Jay Noone about freedom to travel issues and how to challenge the motor vehicle code. Plus, as always, we’ll cover peaceful resistance news from around the world.
The Dogecoin Foundation, the nonprofit entity created by dogecoin’s founders, has announced that its next fundraiser aims to collect 40m dogecoin ($50,000) as part of a month-long effort to fund the creation of two water wells.
Held in support of World Water Day on 22nd March, the Dogecoin Foundation‘s latest project finds it teaming up with New York-based nonprofit charity: water to support a remote region in drought-stricken eastern Kenya.
As of press time, Doge4Water had raised 16.3m dogecoin, but according to fundraiser organiser Eric Nakagawa, the numbers shouldn’t be the focal point of discussion. For him, the real mission is to raise as much money for the effort as possible, whether that means falling short, or smashing the goal.
Michael Cargill is a gay, black Republican who owns Central Texas Gun Works and sells guns online for Bitcoin.
According to Forbes, Cargill’s store is “the first legal Bitcoin-friendly firearm retail business in the country, if not the world.” He started “accepting Bitcoin as an alternative to dollars for all sales… in January” and he was “inundated with [so many] emails and phone calls” that he began selling online as well.
Ironically, Cargill says he “never wanted to sell guns online,” but the demand for them required it.
Like all other gun dealers, firearms purchased online from Central Texas Gun Works are shipped to a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) near the buyer. The FFL then conducts a background check before releasing the firearm to the would-be purchaser.
Cargill used to be a Democrat. And in January 2013 he told Aol.Original he was “frustrated by some of the anti-gun arguments made by members of [that] party.” He said they needed to “stop trying to make people feel guilty about protecting themselves.”
On March 10th Breitbart News spoke to Cargill and he said he changed party affiliation to Republican before the 2013 election season.
His store sells t-shirts emblazoned with the words, “Buy a gun, annoy a liberal.”
From: SGT Report
from SGT Report.com:
Hatrick has assembled more than 445 pages of government and regulatory documents through FOIA which show the frightening realities of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in the days, weeks and months following the devastating March 11, 2011 Tsunami and resulting hydrogen explosions which devastated Daiichi Units 3 and 4. There is more to the official story than meets the eye, including documentation which suggests a ‘Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Drill‘ was taking place on the same day and place, on March 11, 2011. Please share this one with those you love.
From: SGT Report
“It is not the strongest species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin
by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:
In a critical emergency, how quickly we respond to a disaster directly impacts how successful we are at coming out of the situation. Many of us typically go through a processing phase, or what many call the normally bias. This bias is actually a coping mechanism that occurs when we are trying to register and sort out a traumatic event or impending disaster. It is very natural to slip into this phase – but getting out of it is takes a little longer. The reason being is we are creatures of habit and resist change at every turn. When we begin to come out of the normalcy bias, only then do we open our eyes to the changes that have occurred in our lives; and we must react to them. Sometimes these changes are short-lived and sometimes, depending on the disaster, will be long lasting. Our military forces train for reacting quickly in a situation, and we must train for this as well.
From: CNN MoneyRead full story for latest details.
Bitcoin Foundation: Bitcoin Foundation Appoints Jim Harper as Global Policy Counsel and Amy Weiss as Media Consultant
From: Bitcoin Foundation
We are excited to welcome Jim Harper of the Cato Institute and Amy Weiss of Weiss Public Affairs. Harper has been director of information policy studies for the Cato Institute since 2004. Harper joins as the foundation’s Global Policy Counsel while becoming a Senior Fellow at Cato. Weiss, former White House Deputy Press Secretary, is the founder and CEO of Weiss Public Affairs, a strategic communications firm representing Fortune 50 companies, foundations, nonprofits and individuals.
“Bitcoin is rapidly maturing and we are actively building out a world-class team of highly experienced professionals. Jim’s experience with Cato and past experience with PayPal in addition to Amy’s experience with the United Nations Foundation and the White House are invaluable to our efforts around the world and in D.C.,” said Jon Matonis, Executive Director.
As Global Policy Counsel, Harper will lead efforts to identify political impediments to Bitcoin adoption, and build confidence in Bitcoin among governments around the world. As media consultant, Weiss joins Jinyoung Lee Englund on the Public Affairs team as a consultant to assist with the foundation’s global communications and media efforts. The full press release can be found below.
There are plenty of videos and infographics online explaining what bitcoin is and how it works, but now, a bitcoin activist in the US is planning an old school approach to promoting it. Activist bitcoin-focused marketing agency Bitcoin Bigfoot plans to distribute 100,000 promotional packs to activists around the country. But why?
Paper wallets aside, bitcoin is an aggressively digital phenomenon. Coins are mined, not printed, and they are spent only by sending transactions across the decentralised electronic network. Yet Curtis Fenimore, who together with colleague Jake Tital founded Bitcoin Bigfoot this year, wants to engage new users using a trifold brochure.
“The Internet has a huge reach, but it still doesn’t reach everything,” Fenimore says. “There’s still very much a need for face to face communication and physical promotional materials. YouTube videos alone can’t do it. If that was true, adoption would be beyond the roof.”
From: Marshall Reddick REN
It’s a fairly common misconception that one can simply quit their day job, become a full time real estate investor and get rich quick. The late night infomercials say it can be done easily, so why not you too? Real estate investing can be a get rich program if done right, but it can be a get poor program if done wrong.
Most of us spend years perfecting our trade or craft. Life is about learning, making mistakes and always improving. Investing is about planning for your future and wisely investing 10% to 20% of your earnings into safe, secure vehicles that produce a good return. Investing is not meant to take the place of your job, it is meant to supplement your income and to secure a comfortable retirement. Only over time will income from investments replace the income from your job.
Quitting your day job prematurely will actually hinder your ability to invest. Conventional lenders look for at least 2 years of employment history in the same or similar field. Without the ability to borrow and leverage your investment dollar, you lose the ability to maximize your return on investment. Paying cash becomes your only option, and your
From: Zero Hedge
It would appear, judging by the tumble in JPY crosses (i.e. JPY strength) that the carry-traders of the world are disappointed in the BoJ's lack of exuberance.
- *BOJ RETAINS PLAN FOR 60T-70T YEN ANNUAL RISE IN MONETARY BASE (no change)
But it is the commentary that is truly baffling in its contempt for the truth:
- *BOJ: EXPORTS HAVE LEVELED OFF MORE OR LESS (umm, record trade deficit?)
- *BOJ: PICKUP IN CAPEX HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY EVIDENT (Tankan Capex growth fallen for 2 quarters)
- *BOJ SAYS JAPAN'S ECONOMY IS RECOVERING MODERATELY (GDP growth worst since Abenomics began)
Black is white; water is not wet; and Abenomics will work any day now...
From: SGT Report
[Ed. Note: Where's the ping from the black box?]
In what could be the first real break in the search for the Malaysian Airlines flight 370 that vanished, Vietnamese authorities say a military plane has spotted fragments of a plane that could be from the plane that went missing with 239 people on board. Vietnam’s ministry of information said the search plane spotted what looked like an inner door and a piece of the tail floating off the coast, about 50 miles south of Tho Chu Island, close to where the plane lost contact with radars, reports the Wall Street Journal. But it was too dark for the search plane to land and investigate the objects, noted the Vietnamese statement, adding that efforts to identify the debris would resume Monday morning.
In a revelation that appears to deepen the mystery of what happened to the plane, military officers said the Boeing 777 may have turned around from its scheduled path before disappearing from the radars. Malaysia’s air force chief said Sunday that radar activity suggested the plane may have turned back. “We are trying to make sense of this,” the air force chief said
Zero Hedge: The Holy Grail Of Trading Has Been Found: HFT Firm Reveals 1 Losing Trading Day In 1238 Days Of Trading
From: Zero Hedge
Think JPM's zero trading day losses in 2013 was impressive? Prepare to have your mind blown. The chart below shows the chart of daily net trading income by High Frequency Trading titan Virtu, taken from its just filed IPO prospectus. The punchline: in 4 years of trading Virtu has had one, one, day in which it lost money.
From the S-1: "The chart below illustrates our daily Adjusted Net Trading Income from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2013. As a result of our real-time risk management strategy and technology, we had only one losing trading day during the period depicted, a total of 1,238 trading days. "
Let that sink in: one trading loss day and 1237 days of profits. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the Holy Grail of the New Normal broken, manipulated markets.
How is this statistical anomaly possible? For those who have been following our narrative on the market-manipulating, endless crime that is HFT will know all too well. When you have a "strategy" whose only mission is to frontrun order flow, and scalp pennies from every market order - that would be billions of market orders in a period of four years -
From: SHTF Plan
The report has been contributed by Ken Jorgustin of Modern Survival Blog
During the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, the U.S. Army built 28,000 MRAPs (Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Trucks). Now the U.S. Army has announced that it is giving 13,000 of them away, for free. Who’s receiving the trucks? Homeland Security and U.S. Law Enforcement.
Instead of mothballing these MRAPs, Homeland Security is evidently pre-staging a domestic army of militarized agencies, police and law enforcement.
While Police and agencies say that all this military equipment from DHS grants will only be used against crime, the trust in many American alphabet agencies has been broken – now that we know some of the extent at which they are using technology to monitor and probe its own citizenry. DHS and many others, they’re stockpiling.
What we have here is a paranoid government, and one which is apparently and evidently ramping up for something…
The U.S. Army is giving away 13,000 armored trucks, worth about $500,000 each.
The 20-ton MRAPs, or Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected trucks, were built specifically to save U.S. soldiers from roadside bombs in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Now the trucks are patrolling U.S. city streets. U.S.
Zero Hedge: Mysterious Iranian “Mr. Ali” Purchased Tickets For “Stolen Passport” Passengers; Paid Cash
From: Zero Hedge
While the mystery builds over the still officially unexplained disappearance of Malaysian flight MH370, or just who the two passengers with "stolen" passports may have been although we expect a revelation on this issue shortly, the FT has added yet another twist to what is sure to be a conspiracy thriller for weeks to come: the paper reports that the Thai travel agent who booked the tickets for the men in question said that she had been asked to arrange the travel by an Iranian contact. Adding to the confusion is the revelation that originally the mysterious Iranian, known only as Mr. Ali, tried to reserve seats for the two men on separate flights not to China, but to Europe, one on a Qatar Airways flight, and the other on Etihad. And the punchline: a "friend" of Mr. Ali's paid for the tickets in cash.
The story as explained by the Financial Times:
Benjaporn Krutnait, owner of the agency Grand Horizon Travel in Pattaya, Thailand, said the Iranian, a long-term business contact who she knew only as “Mr Ali”, first asked her to book cheap tickets to Europe for the two men on March 1. Ms Benjaporn initially reserved