"The preservation of a free government requires, not
merely that the metes and bounds which separate
each department of power be invariably maintained, but
more especially that neither of them be suffered to
overleap the great barrier which defends the rights
of the people. The rulers who are guilty of such
encroachment exceed the commission from which they derive
their authority, and are TYRANTS. The people who
submit to it are governed by laws made neither by themselves
nor by an authority derived from them and are slaves….."
HEY, PEOPLE! Please don't just
read what I post here (or anywhere), and nod your head sagely or
approvingly and then move on to other things. I don't post in order
to affirm your sense of things. I post in order to equip you with
perspectives and arguments with which to
educate others, and in the
expectation that you will forward my posts to other people (or
direct them to those posts). PLEASE do those things.
We won't win by YOU knowing what I
present. We will win by LOTS OF OTHERS knowing what I present.
THE EXCELLENT TODD TANIS has
produced a couple of simple graphics clearly
presenting an important, and, it would seem,
little recognized reality of the
now-seemingly endless, moving goal-post,
It's interesting to see the
actual scale of the current situation-- even
as stridently represented to us by those who
have been exploiting this
hobgoblin for all its worth in terms of
crushing hard-won liberties and accreting
power to the governments they control and
wealth to their commercial interests, all
facilitated by a relentless mind-numbing
drumbeat from co-opted or co-conspiratorial
voices in the media.
BUT WAIT-- now let's look at
the comparison with that "Global Deaths"
figure made more accurate by applying what
is even the CDC's own quiet admission that of the deaths ascribed to
COVID-19, only 6% are actually from the
The other 93% are really
just deaths from other causes in which
pretext exists for asserting that the
decedent had been possibly infected with the
virus within some period of time prior to
dying from heart disease; COPD; or some
other cause by which they would have died at
the same time anyway, with or without any
exposure to C19 (as nicely confirmed by
the excellent research of Dr. Genevieve
Applying the foregoing
correctives to the graphical representation
yields an even more stark reflection of the
relative insignificance of a pretended
plague which had already paled in comparison
with a real pandemic, the Spanish Flu. This
is shown in the revised graphic I have made
using Todd's second image as a template,
with the corrected, actual C19 "global
deaths" figure appearing as the black square
within the red square in the lower left
corner (and which you may have to really
squint to see at all...):
Just to make sure the point is
crystal clear, let's put the Spanish Flu
graphic and the corrected C19 deaths graphic
alongside each other:
I HOPE I'VE MADE my point,
here. As a disease, C19 is INSIGNIFICANT.
This was relatively true even when just
taking the panic-mongers dramatically-puffed
death total as valid; it is objectively and
indisputably true when considering the real
C19 fatality figure. The harms from efforts
to escape this puffed-up pandemic are FAR
worse than the pandemic itself.
So why are you letting yourself
be stampeded into surrendering your
individual sovereignty, your livelihood,
your immune system health, the fiscal health
of the society in which you live, and the
future of your children?
All of these surrenders (which
are only a sampling of all that has been
demanded, and granted) are acts of
Just say no to all demands made
upon you and resume your life, asking
permission to do so from no one. Remember
that you are men and women, not incompetent
wards of the state.
Those of you that are
AMERICANS, remember that fact, especially.
NOTE: Even the "6%" figure
calculated above may well be much bigger
than the real number of C19 fatalities, for
a variety of reasons summarized here. I
use it, nonetheless, because its grounding
in the panic-mongers' own assertions and
admissions makes it particularly well-suited
THIS VIDEO PROJECTS THE PROGRESS of a nuclear exchange between Russia and
the United States. It's frightening, as it should
be, as well as sobering and instructive. My only
criticisms are, first of all, that it fails to
account for the imbalance that will now be present
in any such exchange due to
the new Russian
Secondly, the video fails to account
for China's contribution to the exchange against the
US, which is a virtual certainty. China knows that
if Russia goes, and the US survives, it goes soon
after. So, that will not be allowed to happen.
CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE how abysmally
stupid someone would have to be to continue to doubt
or deny that
CtC has revealed the actual, complete and insurmountable
truth about the income tax in light of the overwhelming
logical evidence to the contrary? (Not to mention
outright lies and even
ludicrous hoaxes the executive and some corrupt
members of the judiciary have been caught at in desperate
efforts to conceal the truth...)
Plainly any such denier must either be
abysmally stupid or be an abysmally corrupt government
official or other person who sees him or herself as
benefitting from the lies about the tax by which America
has suffered for 75 years now.
Isn't this true?
"A slave is one who waits
for someone to come and free him."
Did you know…
…The US may be
the only country in the world where people working
in the non-federal private sector must commit
perjury in order to owe and pay ‘God’s things
If you work in the
private sector, stop falsely swearing that your
private-sector earnings are federal “income”1.
Perjury is a crime. Exercise the law’s
provision for protecting your private-sector
earnings from the 154-year-old2 indirect
excise known as the federal income tax.
Rebut fraudulent allegations made by your payers
regarding the legal nature of your work and
the earnings derived therefrom, so that you
pay only your fair share. Join the hundreds
of thousands of honest, law-abiding Americans
who have been doing so for more than a decade.
Learn how for free at losthorizons.com.
1--“We must reject…
…the broad contention submitted in behalf of
the government that all receipts—everything
that comes in—are income…”.
United States Supreme
Court, So. Pacific v. Lowe, 247 U.S. 330, (1918)
2—The income tax in
the United States was first instituted into
law on July 1, 1862, during Lincoln’s presidency
under the excise laws of the United States.
The preamble to the 1939 Internal Revenue Code
traces its roots to this original income tax
Important guest observations
and commentary with an important afterword
by Yours Truly
The 'Unvaccinated' Question
by C.J. Hopkins
So, the New Normals
are discussing the Unvaccinated Question.
What is to be done with us? No, not those
who haven’t been “vaccinated” yet. Us. The “Covidiots.”
The “Covid deniers.” The “science deniers.”
The “reality deniers.” Those who refuse to
get “vaccinated,” ever.
There is no place
for us in New Normal society. The New
Normals know this and so do we. To them, we
are a suspicious, alien tribe of people. We
do not share their ideological beliefs. We
do not perform their loyalty rituals, or we
do so only grudgingly, because they force us
to do so.
We traffic in
arcane “conspiracy theories,” like
“pre-March-2020 science,” “natural herd
immunity,” “population-adjusted death
rates,” “Sweden,” “Florida,” and other
They do not trust
us. We are strangers among them. They
suspect we feel superior to them. They
believe we are conspiring against them, that
we want to deceive them, confuse them, cheat
them, pervert their culture, abuse their
children, contaminate their precious bodily
fluids, and perpetrate God knows what other
So they are
discussing the need to segregate us, how to
segregate us, when to segregate us, in order
to protect society from us. In their eyes,
we are no more than criminals, or,
a plague, an infestation. In the words
of someone (I can’t quite recall who),
“getting rid of the Unvaccinated is not a
question of ideology. It is a question of
cleanliness,” or something like that. (I’ll
have to hunt down and fact-check that quote.
I might have taken it out of context.)
HOPKINS DOES IT AGAIN-- pithily but
grimly summing up a key component of the ongoing
assault on our liberties and
the rule of law. I strongly advise everyone to
Set your cap now for adamant,
tooth and nail resistance to any kind of
"passport" or "papers" in order to enjoy a
semblance of going about your business and
your affairs as you were doing 14 months
ago. Insist on simply resuming going about
your business and your affairs EXACTLY as
you were doing 14 months ago.
Start making it clear to local
business owners that anyone who wants one is
able to get a "vaccine", there is no
credible reason for their businesses to even
demand masks and "social distancing", much
less "passports". Make clear to them that by
continuing to insist on these pointless
"mitigation measures" they are contributing
to the systematic compromise of every
customer's immune system, making all of them
dangerously vulnerable to every pathogen of
the tens of thousands out there against
which they haven't been vaccinated.
Take charge, people, or someone
else will take charge of you.
I HAVE DONE MY BEST to lead this country
to liberty from the mis-applied income tax. I have labored
hard. I've shed a lot of sweat, a fair bit of blood
and more than a few tears. But I seem to be pretty poor
at that kind of work.
When I have asked all of you for what I
firmly believe is a necessary resource to move the ball
downfield and give all of us the best chance at justice
and an end to the assault on the rule of law-- simple
testimonial videos requiring nothing from any of you
but the phone in your pocket and three minutes of speaking
from the heart-- I have had only a handful of people
answer my call.
I CAN'T KEEP GOING THIS WAY. I have to
be able to turn my attention away from writing new persuasive
or skepticism-addressing articles week after week, and
toward research, analysis and educational presentations
that will benefit everyone already in this community.
I need time to do some suing, and to bring together
the resources and talent toward that end.
As said, it is my firm belief that your
testimonial videos are the resource that I need to make
big things happen, and they are unquestionably the thing
I need to allow me to turn my attention away from trying
to get horses to drink at the waterhole to which I have
led them. Your words, in your great numbers and all
in your own different ways, will do that better than
anything I write possibly could.
And yet, you are not providing them. This,
despite my having been asking you for them for many
Therefore, with enormous reluctance, I
am making portions of this website restricted access
only. People have been urging me to do this for years
now, telling me I should impose a charge to access my
work-product, so as to enable me to keep producing.
I have never been inclined to charge fees
for access. I ask for donations, and will continue to
do that, and if they do not come, then I will conclude
that my work is of no value to anyone, and I will close
But I now WILL charge a special
something for access to some key portions of that
Opening selected pages on
LHC comprising higher level legal
resources now requires the submission of qualifying testimonial
videos, as discussed, described and demonstrated
The videos must be accompanied by scans of a recent
educated filing along with responsive documents from
the IRS, whether in the form of a check, a notice
identifying and reflecting the filed return, or
"return" and "account" transcripts for the year for
which the return was filed. Names must be shown in
an email comes my way asking for guidance or assistance,
I had better already have your video posted.
I HATE TO PLAY IT THIS WAY. But I want
I'll tell you a story from when I was coaching
my kids in soccer. Both of my kids at a certain age
in their careers had run into a wall common to all but
the very exceptional. They had gotten to be pretty good,
and they wanted to enjoy the benefits of their hard
work. But the arrival of this interest coincided with
a new self-consciousness which made them reluctant to
risk failing and looking foolish. So, they were hanging
back from seizing the main chance when it appeared,
and driving for the goal.
My solution was to post on the wall of
our dining room a couple of simple points about self-discipline,
the chief of which is this: You can't score a goal if
you don't take a shot.
That's how it is here, too. If you don't
stand up, you are laying down, and you'll never score
Here is what my kids live by now, in their
own version of that lesson. I hear it from them all
the time as they excel (accompanied by the sound of
a father's breast swelling with pride): Go hard,
or go home.
You, too. Go hard, or go home.
Send those videos.
Do I ask for a lot? I want your victories
to post, your financial support, your efforts at spreading
the word, and your beautiful faces and inspiring words,
too. It IS a lot.
But it's not too much. I'll let Thomas Paine explain:
"Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered;
yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder
the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we
obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly. Heaven knows
how to put a proper price on its goods; and it would
be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as freedom
should not be highly rated.”
We each have our reasons, and our story.
It's time, and it's needed, for you to share yours with
P.S. READ EVERYTHING THAT
FOLLOWS, CAREFULLY AND THOROUGHLY!!
"The day we see truth and do not speak
is the day we begin to die."
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
What does it for you?
Is it simply because no moral and upstanding
person has any choice when it comes to telling the truth
over his or her signature, whether on tax forms or anywhere
Is it recognition of the critical importance
of the rule of law, and the knowledge that if everybody
leaves its caretaking to someone else, it will soon
be lost to us completely?
Is it the money?
Maybe it's just simple respect for your
own rights as a human being, who is not and cannot be
not involuntarily subordinated to others?
Maybe it's just simple respect for your
general civic responsibility to be the grown-up and
enforce frugality and restraint on a big, powerful creature
of our own devising which otherwise is like a badly-raised
teenage boy given whiskey and car keys and let loose
on the road to wreak havoc?
Or is it, perhaps, a more acute anxiety
that if our bonfire of a state isn't damped, and quickly,
it'll soon burn down the house around us all?
What IS it that firms up your jaw and stiffens
It's time to take off the bushel and
share your light!
I would like you to think about what it
is that motivates you for a few moments (or all day,
if you like), and then send me your thoughts. I want
to put YOUR reasons to work inspiring folks who don't
yet understand what this is all about.
In this day and age, the most effective
way for you to share your thinking for the benefit of
others is to video-record yourself talking about how
you feel, and explaining what inspires and motivates
All you need is a webcam or cell-phone
equipped with a camera. If you don't have, or know how
to use, one of these, have a friend help. (And if
you use a cell-phone, please have the orientation
horizontal, not vertical-- that is, so that the
screen of the phone on which you are watching
yourself while taping looks like a TV or movie
If needed, write a little script for yourself.
Better, though, to just speak extemporaneously, after
spending a little time sorting out your thoughts and
getting down into your heart. Perhaps make it a video
of someone in your family, or a close friend, interviewing
Dress "business casual". Be well-groomed.
Keep yourself to no more than 2 or 3 minutes,
and keep in mind that the purpose is
not to educate,
but to INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE and ENERGIZE. Your video will
be one of many to be shared. If you need to go
longer to really say your piece, go for it (but long
or short I may edit if something strikes me as
wandering or off-key or unacceptable).
You needn't feel any obligation to be profound,
and you shouldn't try to explain anything about the
law, other than to say that you have read it and you
know it's on your side. You just need to be sincere,
and uplifting. Your object is to make your audience
want to have what you have, and to be where you are
in your heart.
Don't talk to ME, or to others in the
CtC-educated community. Make remarks that are suited
to the NON-CtC-educated community, and at the same
time, be mindful that you're speaking to an
audience that doesn't yet know ANYTHING about the subject,
and whose first reaction is, "This must be illegal;
this must be dangerous; this is too good to be true."
You want to pull that audience right past such things,
and straight to a focus on truth, morality, and our
American heritage of liberty and the rule of law.
Remember: INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE, ENERGIZE.
Speak about rights. Speak about morality,
and the obligation of a grown-up and responsible person
to speak the truth and to enforce the Constitution.
Speak about everyone's duty
to give to God what is God's, always, and to Caesar
only what is really Caesar's. Speak of your obligation
to respect yourself, and to look out for the current
and future well-being of your children and your fellow
citizens. Speak of
CtC, and what its information has done for your
understanding and resolve. Show the book.
If you have had victories, describe them.
Better still, show them, if possible.
Be clear about just what you accomplished:
EVERYTHING back-- Social Security, Medicare and all;
a "notice of deficiency" closing notice; an on-paper
agreement or acknowledgment that your earnings weren't
subject to the tax and everything withheld or paid-in
was an "overpayment"; a transcript showing all $0s;
or whatever happened.
When you speak of state victories, name
the state. If you had to overcome balkiness from a tax
agency before winning any victory, describe that, too!
If you're in a battle now, speak of your
resolve to uphold the law, come what may--
why you're not discouraged, and why you are not
standing down, not slinking back into the barn, and
not choosing to endorse the lies. Don't get
into details-- your audience is going to have no
idea what a "LTR3176" is, and you will NOT be
capable of explaining it adequately. This is an
subject area concerning which you should speak from
the heart, not the head.
If you haven't
yet begun to act, share the reasons for your decision to do so, and
Remember, your purpose is to INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE
Watch your own video after you
record it and ask yourself: Putting yourself
in the place of someone completely immersed
in "the matrix"-- oblivious to any notions
that you might have been a victim of an
"ignorance tax", and comfortable with the
status quo-- would the video you just made
encourage you to push aside your comforting
illusions and learn the liberating truth? If
not, try again.
Identify yourself. Anonymity is for criminals and self-doubters, not
warriors. Naming yourself is a requirement, and your
name will appear as a subtitle on the video when I
prepare it for posting, in any event.
Mention what you do for a living, whether
you're a doctor, homemaker, lawyer, trucker, IT guy
or gal, retiree or student. Help people understand
that the company of grown-up activist Americans they
are being invited to join cuts across all demographics
and all interests-- with the common denominator being
respect for the law and love of the principles on which
this great country was founded.
This is your chance to get a LOT accomplished.
We've all had frustrating occasions of
trying to explain all this to a friend, neighbor, family
member or co-worker, only to pile up against the wall
of a mind not yet ready to listen and learn. Here is
your chance to address a self-selected audience of folks
who have themselves decided that it's time for them
to begin paying attention, and have clicked on your
testimonial for exactly that reason.
Further, think about this: You want judges,
bureaucrats, CPAs, lawyers, the HR people where you
work, your pastors, your neighbors and everyone else
to acknowledge the truth about the tax openly and straightforwardly.
How and why would these folks do this if YOU won't?
You want these folks to learn the truth.
Why would they even recognize that there is a truth
to be learned if you won't attest to having learned
it yourself? You've got to stand up, face forward and
chin up and tell these folks that you have studied and
checked and verified and seen the evidence and seen
the government evasions and you know that the tax is
not the capitation that the beneficiary government wants
everyone to think it is but a benign, strictly limited
thing, and that they need to study and learn that, too.
Again, if you have victories to show, that's
nice, and powerful, too. But you don't have to have
victories to display in order to declare your knowledge
of what the law says. I've never flown around the world,
but I've seen the evidence and considered the arguments,
and I'm not hesitant to declare it a sphere...
Even those of you who haven't yet studied
CtC have surely read
this short document, and have verified everything
in it for yourself. You should therefore be declaring
its veracity and its message, loud and proud. Again,
if you won't say it, how can you hope that others will
ever even bother to look at the facts?
Be the change you want to see in the world,
or there won't be any change.
So, please make and send those videos
right away! You can share them with me via a cloud-based
drive space like DropBox, OneDrive.Live.com or GoogleDrive
(if you do GoogleDrive you MUST give access permission to firstname.lastname@example.org), or
mail DVDs to me at 232 Oriole St., Commerce Twp., Michigan
48382, or even email to me if each file is no more than
20 megs (and you can break a video up if need be-- I
can reassemble them). Render as .mpg or mp4, if possible;
if not, send them how you have them and I'll make them
BTW: An encouraging and inspiring
video will earn you access to the restricted pages
on losthorizons.com and membership in the National
Forum if you have also sent me a recent educated
federal filing and IRS response (or relevant
"return" or "account" transcript). I will be the
judge of whether your submissions qualify
for access, but if you do your best you should do
Remember, the restoration of institutional
respect for individual rights and the rule of law depends
on enough individuals insisting upon it. Do your part
to let those starting to rub the sleep from their eyes
know that there is a community already waiting for their
fellowship with open arms and open hearts and shining
See how some of your fellow warriors for
the truth have done their parts in videos sent over
the years, many of which are posted
"It does not take a majority to prevail...
but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting
brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
Getting Free Of The "Income" Tax Scheme Is As Easy As
Falling Off A Bike
To get an idea of how today's "income" tax scheme works,
try this little exercise:
Think of the federal government as a guy named Bob,
who lives down the street from you in a town that is
really big on bicycles. Bikes get used for commuting,
deliveries, shopping, etc.. In fact, other than walking,
bicycles are the exclusive form of transportation in
Your neighbor Bob has a by-the-mile bicycle-renting
business-- "Bob's Bicycles". Bob's Bicycles is far and
away the biggest business in town.
Part of Bob’s success is because he does a lot of contract
business. However, Bob doesn't just get paid by riders
who have signed an agreement with him, or even just
those using Bob's bikes. Bob gets something every time
anybody in town does any riding at all, through an odd
combination of circumstances that took many years to
Here's how it happened...
Bob's Bicycles was launched long ago by the great grandfather
of the present Bob (Bob IV). Great Grandpa Bob started
out not only with a main location for his contract business--
he also had the bright idea of setting up spots around
town where he parked some of his bikes for use by the
more occasional rider, on an "honor system". Anyone
could take and use one of these bikes, but they were
expected to keep track of their mileage, and send Bob
a "1040 Mileage Ridden/Rent Due Form" (and the appropriate
rent), periodically. The initial design of the form
was like this:
rode a Bob's Bicycle a total of _____ miles
At Bob's rental
rate of $.15 per mile, I owe Bob $______
I said that Great Grandpa Bob planned to deal with these
occasional riders on the "honor system", and that's
true. But he liked his money, too, and didn't want to
miss anything that was due him. So, after setting up
the "self-serve" locations, Great Grandpa Bob went around
handing out "W-2, 1099 or K-1 Rider Reporting Forms"
to every other business in town. The forms-- accompanied
by notices that if Bob didn't get his rent from someone
riding a bicycle in connection with any business, he
would sue the company involved-- said:
You Can’t Fight Well When You Don’t Know
What You’re Fighting About
If you are having an argument
with the IRS or any other tax agency,
You are NOT being presumed to have made “corporate
You are NOT being alleged to have received “foreign
You are NOT entangled in an invisible “adhesion
You are NOT being obligated by a law whose subject
is never identified.
You are being targeted because REAL EVIDENCE exists
that YOU PERSONALLY HAD “INCOME” to which the revenue laws apply--
even though that evidence is almost certainly incorrect,
and CAN be corrected.
Do You Know What Happens When
YOU Decide To "Let Someone Else Do It"?
"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can
do something. What I can do, I should do and, with the help of God,
I will do."
every other person who ever really deserved liberty)
"God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always
ready to guard and defend it."
"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves."
Doing A Little High-Payoff Math
IF EACH PERSON receiving this newsletter each week distributed as
few as 100 of any of
the great outreach tools featured here to co-workers, friends,
neighbors and family members (or just strangers on the street, in
the mall, etc...), we could have SEVERAL MILLION new Americans
suddenly introduced to the liberating truth about the tax!
Just like that! In one week!
C'mon, people, let's roll on this!
“Most of the important things in the
world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when
there seemed to be no hope at all.”
When directed to a page by topic or link, read everything.
I know that this can mean the investment of a lot of time, attention
and effort, but although some may imagine otherwise, I don't write
as much as I do because I can't think of any other way to spend
Furthermore, when you encounter a hyperlink within, or associated
with, the text you are reading, follow it!
It is pretty common these days for web-based material to be littered
with hyperlinks. Sometimes the purpose is to provide definitions
or examples, in order to ensure that folks reading the original
material aren't presented with a word or reference which they don't
understand. Sometimes the links lead to illustrations pertinent
to the original text.
It is common-- and perfectly understandable-- for folks who are
confident that they are familiar with language or references within
the main text they are reading to get in the habit of skipping over
included links. I do it all the time, myself!
However, I very rarely include links for definitional or explanatory
purposes; and when I DO make a link out of text in one page it is
generally to another self-contained page, rather than merely illustrative
material. These other pages contain material the clear understanding
of which I deem highly important for the proper and complete understanding
of the original page. (Links to
CtC Warriors and so on are obvious exceptions to this general
rule. On the other hand, a link to the victory
Highlights or 'Every
Which Way But Loose' pages, which might seem like such exceptions,
are not. The special selection of victories on those pages, and
the filed docs and tax-agency correspondences included therewith,
themselves constitute highly instructive material which merits careful
attention. Thus care needs to be taken in all cases.)
Please make a habit of clicking on all provided links and at least
looking briefly to ensure that the linked page is one with which
you are completely familiar from another study session.
Finally, please keep in mind that, annoying though it may seem at
first blush (but not, I trust, upon reflection), I constantly tweak
material already posted. Obviously this doesn't mean that every
page is in flux at all times, but it does mean that if you are directed
to a page that IS familiar, it's worthwhile to read it through again
if it's been a while since your last having done so.
April 26- In 1607, English colonists make landfall at Cape
Henry, Virginia before going on to establish Jamestown. In 1865, Confederate
General Joseph Johnson surrenders to Union General William Tecumseh Sherman near
Durham, North Carolina; and John Wilkes Booth is reportedly found and killed by
Union cavalry troops in North Virginia. In 1933, the Gestapo is established in
Germany. In 1982, a South Korean police officer spends eight hours using his
department-issued weapons (and a few others selected from the police armory)
systematically killing 57 civilians-- most in their homes, but the first three
being the local telephone exchange operators.
Anniversaries of interest for
each day of this week will be found throughout the newsletter mid-edition update
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may not be a current edition. CHECK. It
matters. Also, there ARE no e-book, Kindle
or .pdf versions of
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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:
April 27- In 1773, the British Parliament grants a
monopoly of tea imports into North America to the politically-connected
British East India Company. In 1861, Lincoln suspends habeas corpus in
order to facilitate his suppression of dissent against his policies. In
1945, Benito Mussolini is captured by Italian partisans while trying to
escape Italy disguised as a German soldier. In 1974, 10,000 march in
Washington calling for Richard Nixon's impeachment. In 2002, the last
successful signal exchange with the Pioneer 10 spacecraft takes place as
it continues its journey toward interstellar space. In 2018, North and
South Korea declared an end to the Korean War.
A Wise Warrior With An
DON LA VIGNE, a long-time warrior
and real American grown-up, shares a nice and inspiring
testimonial on what
CtC has done for him for over nine years now:
"Like a muddied stream or a polluted fountain
is the righteous man who gives way before the wicked."
"A nation of sheep begets a government
-Edward R. Murrow
Illuminating anniversaries of this week:
April 28- In 1788, Maryland becomes the
seventh state to ratify the United States Constitution. In 1945, Italian
fascist dictator Benito Mussolini is executed by fed-up Italian citizens. In
1947, Thor Heyerdahl sets out from Peru bound for Polynesia on the Kon-Tiki raft
to prove that it could be done. In 1952, the post-World War II occupation of
Japan ends after 6 1/2 years. In 1996, President Bill Clinton testifies for the
defense in the "Whitewater" land fraud, conspiracy and political corruption
trial of his and Hillary's partners Jim and Susan MacDougall and then-Arkansas
governor Jim Guy Tucker.
An old joke, but in regard to this deceiver,
not a laughing matter at all.
Illuminating anniversaries of this week:
April 29- In 1770, James Cook arrives
at what he names 'Botany Bay' in Australia. In 1968, 'Hair' opens on Broadway.
In 1974, Richard Nixon releases an edited version of the Watergate-related tape
recordings made in the Oval Office. In 1975, the United States begins
evacuating Americans from Saigon in the expectation of its imminent fall to
North Vietnamese forces. In 1986, Roger Clemens throws 20 strikeouts in nine
innings. In 1992, riots break out in Los Angeles after the acquittal of police
officers on trial for use of excessive force in the arrest of Rodney King. In
2004, Oldsmobile builds its final car; and George W. Bush and Dick Cheney
"testify" before the "9/11 Commission", refusing to be under oath, recorded, or
witnessed by anyone but the two commission members allowed to be present, and
insisting on "testifying" in each other's presence.
“When principles that run against your
deepest convictions begin to win the day, then battle
is your calling, and peace has become sin; you must,
at the price of dearest peace, lay your convictions
bare before friend and enemy, with all the fire of your
"Power concedes nothing without a demand.
It never did and it never will. Find out just what any
people will quietly submit to and you have the exact
measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed
on them, and these will continue till they have been
resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The
limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of
those whom they suppress."
April 30- In 1492, Christopher Columbus
receives his royal commission. In 1789, George Washington takes the oath of
office as the first President of the United States. Unlike modern holders of
the office (and a few bad moves during his tenure notwithstanding), he means
it. In 1803, the United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France
for $15 million. In 1812, the Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th of the
several states, styling itself 'Louisiana'. In 1900, Hawaii is declared a
territory of the United States, with Sanford B. Dole as governor. In 1900,
Casey Jones wrecks the Cannonball Express. In 1927, the first United States
federal prison for women opens. In 1938, Porky Pig goes on his first rabbit
hunt. In 1945, Adolph Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide. In 1993, the World
Wide Web goes public. In 2004, photos of grotesque detainee abuse by officials
at the United States Abu Ghraib prison facility in Iraq make it to the media.
In 2009, Chrysler files for bankruptcy.
May 1- In 1328, England recognizes
Scotland as an independent state after 32 years of attempted conquest. In 1931,
the Empire State Building in New York City is dedicated. In 1950, Guam is
organized as a "State
of the United States". In 1960, the U2 spyplane piloted by Francis Gary
Powers is shot down over the Soviet Union. In 1971, the National Railroad
Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) is formed. In 2003, George W. Bush declares:
"Mission accomplished!" in Iraq. In 2006, the government of Puerto Rico closes
its Department of Education and 42 other government agencies in responsible
recognition of its fiscal situation. In 2011, Barack Obama announces the
assassination of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan by a crack team of Navy
Seals. The truth of this assertion is unknown. According to the official
story, although arguably the most potentially-useful subject of interrogation in
US history (at least in the context of the alleged "terrorist war" paradigm
within which all of this happened), and although described as unarmed and
easily-taken, bin Laden was instead summarily shot in the head. No body was
ever seen; instead it is claimed that the body was taken away by the SEAL team
and then simply dumped at sea. Considerable evidence exists indicating that bin
Laden had actually died years earlier, in December of 2001; further, the series
of videos purportedly of bin Laden making various pronouncements useful to the
US propaganda campaign supporting its foreign and domestic policies in the
intervening years were obvious fakes.
CtC WARRIOR SanDiegoScott has put together
a great little 20-question quiz to test your knowledge of the law
regarding the United States "income" tax. Test yourself, test your
friends and family! Test your accountant and tax attorney, and help
them learn the liberating truth!!
"Never must thou take up a false cry, or join hands
with the guilty by giving false witness in their favor. Never must
thou follow with the crowd in doing wrong, or be swayed by many
voices so as to give false judgment; even pity for the poor must
not sway thee when judgment is to be given."
Illuminating anniversaries of this week:
May 2- In 1670, Charles II of England
grants a perpetual charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to ply the fur-trade from
North America. In 1863, General Stonewall Jackson is accidentally wounded by
his own troops, and dies of complications eight days later. In 1885, Good
Housekeeping magazine goes on sale. In 1918, General Motors acquires the
Chevrolet Motor Company. In 1932, Jack Benny's radio show hits the airwaves.
In 1945, Berlin falls to the Soviet Army. In 1998, the European Central Bank is
founded in Brussels.
"Those who will not reason, are bigots; those who cannot,
are fools; and those who dare not, are slaves."