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There's a chance right now for a welcome reversal of a long-standing corrupt
practice in Washington...
May 24- In 1798, a popular rebellion
against the British puppet "Kingdom of Ireland", inspired by the American
Revolution and supported by Protestants and Catholics alike, begins. In 1830,
the B & O Railroad, the first revenue-generating federally-subsidized railroad,
began service. In 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge opens to traffic after 14 years of
construction. In 2000, Israeli troops begin leaving Southern Lebanon after 22
years of occupation. In 2001, the Democrats regain control of the Senate for
the the first time since 1994 when James Jeffords becomes an independent.
Anniversaries of interest for
each day of this week will be found throughout the newsletter
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.
Clinton, Bush, Obama And Trump All Committed
This Crime; Will Biden Do The Same?
Current events make the otherwise predictable "Yes" a
little less certain.
THE RECENTLY RENEWED STATE-SANCTIONED attempts to
dispossess Palestinian homeowners in East Jerusalem and turn their
property over to Jewish squatters-- just the latest in a long series
of such abusive assaults,
all illegal under international law (and all morally wrong
without regard to the ethnicity or religion of any party involved)-- prompted understandable
but ineffectual militant responses from previously-dispossessed
Palestinians in the open-air prison of Gaza. This fierce-looking but
nearly harmless barrage of what appear to be glorified fireworks
(~4,000 rockets fired over ten days, causing only 13 casualties) was
used as the excuse for a devastating series of attacks on the
blockaded and impoverished Gazans by the vastly better-armed Israeli
leaving hundreds dead amidst massive property devastation.
Much of the latest death and destruction in Gaza was
carried out with weapons made, supplied, or subsidized by the US through
annual handouts to Israel of military and cash
aid. All of that aid-- since 1977, or at least since 1986 when details
of Israel's nuclear weapons program were revealed-- has been illegal
under the clear and plain language of the nuclear non-proliferation controls
codified at 22 U.S.C. §§ 2799aa
Nonetheless, a long succession of US presidents have
systematically violated the law, and been allowed to get away with it
unscathed. It's unlikely, but perhaps this latest widely-observed abuse
of that aid by Israel against an essentially helpless and long-suffering
Palestinian population will prompt Joe Biden to finally put an end to this corrupt tradition.
22 U.S.C. §§ 2799aa
2799aa-1 REQUIRE THE PRESIDENT to determine when any
country is in possession of nuclear weapons and/or has acquired
nuclear-weapons-related technology or shared nuclear-weapons-related
technology, while having not subjected
itself to International Atomic Energy Agency oversight and controls.
Upon the dutiful making of this determination, all United States
foreign aid to the errant country-- economic and military-- must
Here is the language of 22 U.S.C. § 2799aa:
22 U.S. Code § 2799aa - Nuclear enrichment
(a) Prohibitions; safeguards and management
Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section,
no funds made available to carry out the Foreign Assistance Act of
1961 [22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.] or this chapter may be used for the
purpose of providing economic assistance (including assistance under
chapter 4 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 [22
U.S.C. 2346 et seq.]), providing military assistance or grant
military education and training, providing assistance under chapter
6 of part II of that Act [22 U.S.C. 2348 et seq.], or extending
military credits or making guarantees, to any country which the
President determines delivers nuclear enrichment equipment,
materials, or technology to any other country on or after August 4,
1977, or receives such equipment, materials, or technology from any
other country on or after August 4, 1977, unless before such
(1) the supplying country and receiving
country have reached agreement to place all such equipment,
materials, or technology, upon delivery, under multilateral auspices
and management when available; and
(2) the recipient country has entered into an
agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency to place all
such equipment, materials, technology, and all nuclear fuel and
facilities in such country under the safeguards system of such
(b)Certification by President of necessity
of continued assistance; disapproval by Congress
(1) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this
section, the President may furnish assistance which would otherwise
be prohibited under such subsection if he determines and certifies
in writing to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the
Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives, and
the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate that—
(A) the termination of such assistance would
have a serious adverse effect on vital United States interests; and
(B) he has received reliable assurances that
the country in question will not acquire or develop nuclear weapons
or assist other nations in doing so. Such certification shall set
forth the reasons supporting such determination in each particular
(A) A certification under paragraph (1) of
this subsection shall take effect on the date on which the
certification is received by the Congress. However, if, within
thirty calendar days after receiving this certification, the
Congress enacts a joint resolution stating in substance that the
Congress disapproves the furnishing of assistance pursuant to the
certification, then upon the enactment of that resolution the
certification shall cease to be effective and all deliveries of
assistance furnished under the authority of that certification shall
be suspended immediately.
(B) Any joint resolution under this paragraph
shall be considered in the Senate in accordance with the provisions
of section 601(b) of the International Security Assistance and Arms
Export Control Act of 1976.
22 U.S.C. § 2799aa-1 covers much the same
territory, but with its focus on a few different violative acts.
So, again, 22 U.S.C. §§
2799aa-1 require the president to determine when any
country is in possession of nuclear weapons and/or has acquired
nuclear-weapons-related technology or shared nuclear-weapons-related
technology, while having not subjected
itself to International Atomic Energy Agency oversight and controls.
Upon the dutiful making of this determination, all United States
foreign aid to the errant country-- economic and military-- must
As will be shown below, Israel thoroughly qualifies as
being in possession of nuclear weapons, as well as having both
acquired (by theft and espionage against the USA) and having shared
nuclear-weapon technology (with what was at the time the noxious
apartheid regime of South Africa, no less), all while having refused
any kind of oversight or control. And yet it has long been far-and-away the
biggest recipient of United States economic and military foreign
The Relevant Facts
IT IS WELL ESTABLISHED THAT ISRAEL is a country about which
the determination mandated by 22 U.S.C. §§ 2799aa
2799aa-1 is required. Israeli nuclear technician
Vanunu revealed extensive details of his country's nuclear
programs and arsenal in 1986. Prior to that the program had been
less formally "outed" but was nonetheless known to exist-- indeed,
as far back as 1963 John Kennedy was demanding access to Israel's
Dimona reactor site due to suspicions that it was a secret
nuclear-weapons facility. See
Not long after these increasingly impatient demands
began to escalate
Kennedy was conveniently disappeared into the ground. Lyndon Johnson, a fawning,
religiously-deluded Israeli sycophant, was elevated to the
presidency in Kennedy's place, and the inspection and oversight demands
Leveraging the bizarre and still unexplained events of
9/11, the little Middle Eastern state has induced the pissing away
of $trillions taken from American men and women-- or saddled onto
American children as debt-- along with the lives of tens of
thousands of our young people, either dead or grievously wounded,
and American moral stature world-wide as well. This treasure, blood
and international respect has been spent on the facilitation of
Israeli expansion through the violent destabilization and outright
destruction of regional roadblocks and competitors in the form of
Iraq, Libya and a seriously wounded but still surviving Syria.
The received and ridiculous story-line supporting all
these American sacrifices has been that we are fighting "terrorists"
"over there". Somehow these "terrorists" harbor a deadly hatred of
our values and unique enmity for the United States, but are
mysteriously disinterested in coming here to do anything about it.
That is, for some reason, we are to believe, these
"terrorists" prefer that their own homes be the devastated fields of
battle instead of ours. Guess they don't really hate us THAT much...
By a further remarkable coincidence, these "American
values-hating terrorists" all happen to live exclusively in places
"over there" which stand in the way of Israeli ambitions. None,
somehow, happen to live in equally-Muslim Indonesia, or Azerbaijan,
or Bangladesh, or anywhere else not inconvenient to Israel.
THE POINT OF THE FOREGOING HISTORY LESSON, of course,
is that not only is Israel a state prohibited from receiving US aid
under 22 U.S.C. §§
2799aa-1, but it is a particularly egregious violator of the
practices condemned by these statutes. It is also plainly a violator
which has clearly become utterly contemptuous of the America that
has so steadily failed to punish it for its many and continuing
The legal obligation of the Biden administration to
sanction Israel for these many and continuing offenses, in fidelity
to the law and in defense of America's national dignity, is correspondingly
stark and grave.
The question, then, is whether the law will prevail or the
long-standing corruption will continue. I'm keeping a happy thought,
based on the widespread condemnation of Israel being prompted by its
current escalation of crimes against
Palestinians dispossessed in 1948
(and their descendants) and the effect that disapprobation might have on
the relevant political calculus.
STILL, WHILE PANDERING and outright subordination to
Israel will generally be made more difficult (or breaking free from
those habits will be made easier) by the abuses now being committed
in Jerusalem and Gaza, no one in Washington will even think to
deploy the sanctions mandated by 22 U.S.C. §§ 2799aa and 2799aa-1.
Indeed, no one in Washington will even bring these provisions up,
hoping that they are, and will remain, unknown to the American
Thus, the opportunity before us for dramatic correction of
a decades-old presidential criminal practice won't be realized without
some grassroots agitation and the sharing of this article with as many
people as possible. Raise your voice and be the storm.
NOTE: In order to forestall (or debunk) the inevitable,
ridiculous, and agenda-serving false charges of "anti-Semitism" sure to
issue forth from some quarters in response to the article above, let me
say this clearly:
I would take exactly the same position regarding Israeli
policies and practices and the application of relevant law in regard to
Israel if it were populated and run by Lutherans from Sweden. Likewise
if the Israelis were Arabic Muslims and the Palestinians were Jewish. In
neither of these cases, nor any alternative, would my article or views
vary in any respect whatever.
WHY IS IT THAT EVERY UFO VIDEO of all those lately being
released in great numbers by the Defense Department (along with
assertions that UFOs have been seen on a daily basis near military
installations for years) looks like it was filmed on a 1950s
black-and-white hand-held Super 8? No color (unless it's the green of
night vision equipment); blurry; static (no zoom)-- these things look
like the reason every previous presentation of supposed UFO video was so
easily dismissed as fake.
Supposedly these films are being shot from million-dollar
military equipment, which must be assumed to have decent-quality
cameras. Why are they not a tenth the quality my cheap little
smart-phone would produce?
WHY IS IT THAT NO ONE has produced a comparative
analysis of the net carbon footprint (or environmental impact) of the
full-charge production (and pro-rated battery disposal) for an electric
vehicle versus a tankful of gasoline (with maybe a sidebar detailing the
footprint/impact of the necessary support infrastructure-- that is,
charging stations-- build-out for EVs)?
Isn't that comparison a highly relevant issue, in light of
the push in some quarters for not only a roll-out of EVs, but the
ambition of replacing all gasoline-powered equipment with these
WHY IS IT THAT the
14,000 hours of video from the Capitol on January 6 of which we have
recently learned have never been released to the public? When much
politicking and even public policy decisions have been based on what
purportedly happened in that place and on that day, it is self-evidently
imperative that all that can be known about those events be in the
public domain for public analysis and consideration.
Only an illegitimate agenda can be served by keeping the
People in the dark, and it is a practice that not only screams of
deception, but is guaranteed to produce suspicions and division.
BTW, IN LIGHT OF THE RECENT HOUSE VOTE for an investigative
commission, let's again spend a few moments on the inaptness of the term
"insurrection" for the events at the Capitol on January 6. It is my
understanding that people went to the Capitol on January 6 in order to
encourage Congress-- by their presence outside, as in any protest
event-- to hear the evidence of election fraud some members had prepared
for airing before the whole body prior to the decision of whether to
certify the election results as offered by the states.
Those few folks who went inside the Capitol did so at the
invitation of Capitol Police (or with their cooperation, at least). On
that point, I assume the Capitol is normally open to visitors, and know
of no reason why this should not have been the case on January 6, at
least at the beginning of the protest.
Notably-- indeed, very importantly-- no one participating
in the protest, or among those who went into the Capitol is even alleged
to have possessed a weapon. Insurrections don't happen at the hands of
Some bad behavior was clearly committed by some of those
who had entered the Capitol. But most just toured through and then left.
At some point, Ashli Babbitt was murdered by a Capitol
Police officer for no apparent reason, leaving open the possibility that
this was done in order to inject violent energy into the protestors in
furtherance of the "insurrection" narrative. People mostly milling about
peacefully aren't nearly as good for the spin cameras as people who have
just been told that one of their number has been shot.
I'll admit to not knowing the timing of the Babbitt murder
and any escalation in violence among the protestors, though, so perhaps
this ascription of possible motive to that crime is ill-founded.
Nonetheless, I think I can safely say that, all-in-all, the
body of evidence that we have says there was no "insurrection" underway.
But I sure would like to see those 14,000 hours of video...
FINALLY... I SAW THAT the depraved character "Lil Nas X"--
the creature with a video on YouTube in which he is sodomized by Satan--
appeared as the musical guest on venerable Saturday Night Live last
week. I have lately also seen snippets of similarly gutter-worthy drek
by other modern-day "pop" stars being presented as the current
mainstream of popular culture in America. Reflecting on these
indicators, I was reminded of a prescient artist's rendering of the
place at which we are arriving under the onslaught of "wokeness" and
Hieronymus Bosch, 'The Garden of Earthly
Delights', central panel
Leavening the all-too pervasive grim with some uplifting
IT IS WITH PLEASURE that I share the first victory in
recovering taxes taken during 2020 today. This first victory of the
season was a long time coming, compared to all of the previous 18
years-- the destabilization "lockdowns" predicated on the C19 story
served to inject more than a few months-worth of molasses into even the
tax agencies. Most everything is running late, and refund claims are no
But we've finally gotten to that happy milestone, as will
First, though, let's enjoy a few other newly-shared and
mostly just-won victories, albeit concerning 2019 and thus reflecting
the aforementioned delays afflicting all things in America except the
profits of vaccine makers and giant Silicon Valley corporations.
Jamie & Leslie Jaseph
JAMIE & LESLIE HAVE SECURED a fine victory recovering
everything withheld from them and given over to the feds during 2019
against the possibility of an income tax liability-- plus interest.
There having been no federal-connection involved in Jamie & Leslie's economic
activities, no tax liability arose, and so:
DAN & JANE share their latest victory-- this one with the
state of Virginia, and also involving a refund of everything withheld during 2019
Here is the
filing that produced Dan & Jane's new victory; and
here is an
exchange that preceded that victory in which the state briefly
displayed a little resistance before quickly giving it up as a waste of
Kevin & Halley Denning
KEVIN & HALLEY share their debut victory-- the return of
the better part of everything withheld from them and given over to the
feds during 2019, plus interest-- along with an admission of $0 tax
owed, and a simple and ridiculous lie about the amount withheld.
Here is the check Kevin & Halley received in March:
here is the filing by which the refund was claimed. Note that the
amount claimed for refund on line 17 of the return is $17,914.00.
NOW, HERE IS THE IRS ADMISSION that Kevin & Halley have no
income tax liability (table at the bottom):
...and here is the portion from page 2 of
the notice in
which the IRS simply lies about the amount of withholding claimed on
line 17 of their return:
What a cheap ploy, lying about this amount! Perhaps this is
done in the hope that Kevin and Halley will be confused and imagine that
what was withheld from them as Social security and Medicare is not
refundable. Despicable, when the agency knows perfectly well that the
law at 26 U.S.C. § 3503 requires such refunds when no tax is owed.
JEFF SHARES A REFUND OF 2019 withholdings, as well (also
with interest), and he
also has a quirky story. Unlike the game being played with Kevin &
Halley, discussed above, Jeff's strange tale is one I've never seen
before, and I'm very interested in seeing how this all gets sorted out
in the end.
Let's start with Jeff's refund check:
...and here is a notice Jeff received "explaining" the
Here is the
filing by which the refund was secured. What is to be noted is that
Jeff's refund claim was actually for $26,176.03, the total withheld from
him during 2019, with a self-assessment of $0. The questions, of course,
are what prompted the assertions above about "Decrease in tax" and
"increase in credit for tax withheld; and what happened to the $3,848.03
that is the difference between the $26,176.03 claimed and the $22,328.00
Bizarrely, the IRS "Account" transcript for 2019
declares that Jeff's return self-assessed a $13,018.00 tax, and reported
just $16,866.00 in withholding. This, according to the transcript,
yielded a $3,848.00 overpayment-- which, according to the transcript,
was sent to Jeff last July!
Are we having fun yet? Maybe we'll just have to chalk this
one up to Corona-induced chaos...
We'll trust that Jeff will get this sorted out, and hope it
doesn't turn out that someone issued him- or herself Jeff's partial
refund as some sort of scam.
FINALLY, THERE'S MICHAEL JOHNSON, who has shared a
completely uncomplicated complete refund from California, and the first
one for 2020 posted on these pages!
Here is the refund:
here is the filing which produced this victory-- not so big a one,
perhaps, but oh, so satisfying, as all of them are.
SO, HATS VERY MUCH OFF to Jamie & Leslie, Dan & Jane, Kevin
& Halley, Jeff and Michael! Their great victories join those of the tens
of thousands of other awakened and activated Americans represented
Each constitutes another critical step toward the restoration of
Founders republic and the true rule of law.
Don't you wish your victories were proudly posted, too?
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gifs; respond to everything in the news that would be or have been
better had the state been small, or if Americans kept their money
for their own uses.
If you pay attention to the news and train yourself to
apply these perspectives, you will see a dozen things of which you
can make use in awakening other Americans to the virtues of having
the income tax correctly administered. Please, for my sake, for your
own sake, for the sake of your children and their future, make that
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Not Letting This "Crisis" Go To Waste...
...an important action item opportunity.
FRIENDS, THE SPORADIC BITS OF EASING of the despotic measures to
which most of the country has been subjected this year should not be
allowed to bleed off the head of steam you probably had been developing.
The offenses happened, and they're far from over. Stay hot.
And while you are all warmed up, and while others, if
they're smart, are just as hot, I'd like you to send an email (and
Facebook post, or whatever) with the following content to everyone you
can (with a request that they pass it along, in turn):
[Name], over the last several months you've
watched as over-fed state power has been used to literally destroy
classical Western civilization and impose a new despotic paradigm. No
dissent or debate permitted-- no permission or agreement sought.
YOU KNOW where this will end up if the arrogant
state power being used to make this happen isn't radically diminished in
size, influence, resources and popular support, and exposed as an
opportunistic exploiter of legal ignorance (an ignorance which it has
been nurturing in the average mind for decades).
Those things having not yet happened, you
should be quaking in your boots-- and you probably are.
Isn't it time-- and past time-- for you to
begin helping to make those desperately-needed defensive changes take
place? There is only one way these things can happen short of a
who-knows-what we'll-end-up-with explosion of violence. I'm going to
show it to you.
When you're done with that reading, you'll know
what to do next.
BTW, REMEMBER, ALSO, THAT EVERY AMERICAN has lately been given a stark lesson in the fact
that government officials at all levels will lie to you and violate the
law without batting an eye. They will do so any time it serves their agenda, and
you don't call them out for it.
If you know anyone who has been persisting in denial on the
truth about the income tax, you know such nonsense is usually be
grounded in some version or another of, "That can't be true..." or "They
would never do something like that...". Now's the time to put a pin in
that delusional bubble.
As the C19 hoax has starkly shown, "that" certainly CAN be true, and they
certainly WOULD do something
Use this evidence in all your
"It is not the function of our Government to keep the
citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to
keep the Government from falling into error."
-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson
(Deceitful efforts to discourage Americans from
learning the truth about the "income tax")
FOR ALL THE YEARS SINCE 2003 when
CtC was first published, the government has engaged in a
concerted effort to frighten people away from its truths. This
effort involves official government websites and press releases
touting an occasional court ruling that appears to be at odds
CtC-revelation (but without details sufficient to expose the
real substance of the ruling)--
and sometimes even more mendacious behavior.
Are the presentations and
resources offered on this site and in my other work of any value to you?
Tim Kendrick has posted
on YouTube regarding donations. I didn't know what to do about
it to begin with; I don't do what I do intending for anyone to
feel obligated in any way.
But of course, no one IS obligated. I will continue
to make my work freely-available here, and in my books for only
the cost of a cheap paperback.
Thus, even though I post it here below, Tim's very
thoughtful personal resolution and encouragement to others is
just an invitation for consideration by those who may not be
conscious of the fact that I can't do what I do without support.
No one is to feel any pressure from it; if it moves anyone to
act let it be solely because it seems right.
All-in-all, just be the sort of person for others
that you would go to yourself for trustworthy leadership.
Leadership is a challenge. But it's not
complicated, and you can do it.
Are You Having Trouble Spreading The
SKEPTICISM (SOMETIMES INVOKED BY FEAR) IS TO BE
EXPECTED when you're trying to explain to someone that
everything they've been encouraged their whole lives to
believe about something as entrenched and significant as the
income tax is basically nonsense. So here's a way to help
cut through the resistance:
Ask your listener how he or she would react if
you were to show an announcement from the Commissioner of
Internal Revenue admitting that the tax doesn't apply to the
earnings of most Americans and is misapplied most of the
time because people don't understand how it works? Or how
about if you showed a ruling from the Supreme Court saying
Now you just have to explain that
you're going to show exactly those things-- but because
the state really doesn't want people to know this, these
things haven't been said quite as forthrightly as we would
all wish. It's going to take a bit more work to take these
admissions in than is sufficient for just reading a press
release. But it'll be worth the effort...
IF YOU'RE NOT SPREADING THIS LINK with every bit of
energy you can, to school libraries, homeschool
families and community groups, your neighbors, your
family members, your pastors and
co-congregationalists, journalists, lawyers, CPAs,
members of congress, tax-agency workers, Wikipedia,
Anonymous, WikiLeaks, the Tax Foundation, everyone
in the "tax honesty" movement, the 9/11 truth
movement, other activist movements and everyone
you have only yourself to blame for your
troubles with the tax, and a whole lot else of which
you might complain. It's on you.
WRITE A NICE, FRIENDLY AND BRIEF introductory note
explaining what will be seen at the link-- cryptic
is bad; excited is good-- and then send this WMI
(weapon of mass instruction) far and wide.
Remember: Real Americans don't accommodate fog, lies and a sliding scale of
adherence to the rule of law. Real American men and women stand up for the
truth and the law, come what may, knowing that it is only by setting the bar
at the top and enforcing it, come what may, that liberties are secured.
"Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be
strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be
JOB ONE, PEOPLE!!! SPREAD. THE. WORD.
ONLY ONE THING WILL WIN YOU YOUR LIBERTY:
Spreading the truth. Accordingly, I've assembled
outreach resources into a new, dedicated page. Find it
here, and please, USE THESE TOOLS!! I can't
do this all by myself.
"In a time of
universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary
A spectre is haunting the Western world – the spectre
of a grossly mistaken understanding of the world.
British kids have
the climate. Half of French respondents think it likely that climate
change will cause “the
extinction of the human race.” American
teachers coddle students who have panic attacks when wildfires rage
somewhere on the planet. Eco-anxiety has clearly gripped the Western
world, but what’s worse is that most people have a dismal outlook on all
of humanity’s progress, not just climate change.
Because slow changes don’t get noticed, and
because humans use mental shortcuts to understand the world, we end up
with a grossly misinformed view of what is. The late Hans Rosling, the
Swedish professor of international health that most of us know as the
excited man on
YouTube (the one who explains the progress of the world with
bubbles and giant blocks), dedicated his life to dispelling these
Foundation that now carries on his legacy writes,
“Our ignorance surveys have shown that the
general public is misguided about many basic global facts. Reliable
global statistics exist for nearly every aspect of global development,
but these numbers are not transformed into popular understanding because
using and teaching statistics is still too difficult.”
Gapminder routinely asks
12 questions (sometimes
with a thirteenth question on global temperatures, which most people
tend to get right) about basic, uncontroversial, changes in global
development – multiple-choice questions on things like demographic
change, how many girls in poor countries finish primary school, and
what’s happened to extreme poverty in the last twenty years.
results are terrible,
but it’s not a question of ignorance. If people genuinely didn’t know,
by chance alone they’d pick the right answer a third of the time: this
is the chimpanzee threshold. Instead, the average human gets 2.2 answers
right. The results for some questions, like
global life expectancy (50, 60, or 70 years?), ought to scare us
more than any dismal vision of climate change. Having more than doubled
since 1900, the global improvements in the last forty years seem to have
passed most smart people by. Of students and faculty at top universities
less than one in five manage to get this right – even Nobel Laureates
underperform the chimps. The worst-performing groups were Swedish trade
unionists (10% got the answer right) and Norwegian teachers (7%
correct). In one memorable lecture, Rosling animatedly exclaimed “What
in the world are you teaching the kids?!”
In that one line lies much of the problem for
our continued misinformation about the world.
Media coverage inundates us with a constant
flow of catastrophes from one part or the world or another, while
overlooking the great non-events of the world. When
super cyclones kill 128 people instead of the hundreds of thousands
they used to or would have, we don’t even hear about them. When hundreds
thousands of people are lifted out of extreme poverty a day, every
day, that’s no longer newsworthy. The result is,
Gapminder notes, that
“people end up carrying around a sack of outdated facts that you got in
school (including knowledge that often was outdated when acquired in
Counteracting that requires information and an
framework for thinking about the world. To embrace the notion that
things gradually get better – not worse – as we solve more problems,
invent better things, and bring more people into the global marketplace.
The return of such an optimist mentality (Rosling prefers ‘possibilist’)
requires nothing more than accepting that “facts are better than myths –
especially for understanding the world.”
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO OVERESTIMATE the importance of the message
being sent by Book in this excellent observation: The worldview of each upcoming
generation of voters and potential activists dictates the conditions under which
we will all live. No other consideration is really relevant.
After all, we can write constitutions and laws all day
long, but they only are respected and enforced as we wish them to be if
enough of those around us understand and respect them as we do
Understanding and respecting a body of law is attendant on
believing that body of law serves one's core interests. Those who have
been infected with an hysterical sense of impending doom (or fear of any
other profound threat, whether moral or physical) will not see a body of
law designed in large part to restrain the collective-- which they have
been taught is necessary to the accomplishment of big tasks-- as in tune with
their interests. They will ignore that body of law or creatively distort it to suit
IT IS ALSO IMPOSSIBLE TO OVERSTATE Book's accuracy in
placing the blame for the increasing threat to our cultural and
political health at the feet of the education establishment-- mostly the
public education establishment, but to a great extent that of many
private schools as well, which use the same bent textbooks selected for
use in government schools. (Blame also adheres to the media, which does
nothing to counteract the nonsense with which kids' heads are filled,
and instead amplifies that nonsense; and the political class, which
happily exploits the falsely-generated anxiety, rather than engaging in
actual leadership and offering correctives; but it is the schools that
are the real problem.)
In light of that accurate insight into the root of the
problem, and the accurate assessment of the high threat the problem
represents, I will direct attention to the material explaining and
This is all a real big
deal, and everyone should take action. But that is much simpler to do
than many folks would think-- especially for the
community, which is well-equipped to free one parent up from
bread-winning and allow focused attention of the schooling. You CAN do
it, and you'll find it all to be amazingly good, for you and for your
AT THE SAME TIME, don't overlook the fact that widespread
message will drain energy from the harm-generating education
establishment itself, resulting in the marginalization of the harmful
government schools, in particular. Like so many ills faced by modern
Americans, defunding the state is a powerful, broad-spectrum palliative.
So, spread the truth about the tax while you make plans to
spare your kids from the propaganda mills today's schools have become.
Take full advantage of
the points made here as to the one.
As to the other, take full advantage of the
experience you and so many other folks have had for the last year+ of adjusting to the
kids not going to institution schools, thanks to teacher's-union
exploitation of the "pandemic" hysteria to obtain what has amounted, in many
cases, to a paid, year-long near-vacation. Use that experience to firm
up your own resolve, and to encourage family, friends and acquaintances
to make the right choice, as well.
EVEN AS ARDENT A STATIST as Abraham
Lincoln, in announcing his willingness to burn the Southern states to the ground in order to
keep them paying the tariff for the benefit of Northern interests in
his first inaugural address on March 4, 1861, paid at least lip
service to the Founders design of leaving control over the fuel
available to feed the fires Washington wants to light in the hands
of the individual citizenry when he said, "Doing this I deem to
be only a simple duty on my part; and I shall perform it, unless my
rightful masters, the American people, shall withhold the requisite
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know someone truly steeped in the Kool-Aid?
someone who finds it easier to believe that the far-better-educated,
far-more-suspicious-of-government Americans of a hundred years ago were
complete morons who granted authority to the state to take whatever it
wished from themselves and their posterity than to imagine that they
themselves simply misunderstand the true nature of the income tax? Even
while knowing that their beliefs about the tax are derived entirely from
the representations of those who profit from those beliefs (like tax
bureaucrats and "tax professionals")?
know someone like that? Shake them awake with the latest (fifteenth)
Btw, a copy of
CtC from anywhere except the link above may not
be a current edition. CHECK. It matters. Also, there ARE no
e-book, Kindle or .pdf versions of
Don't get taken in by efforts to sell you-- or even give you for
free-- any such thing.
May 25- In 1787, the convention called
to revise the Articles of Confederation-- primarily by authorizing the federal
creation to claim a piece of the action when its property, powers and privileges
were profitably exploited (duties, excises and tariffs), to impose apportioned
taxes on the states, and to regulate the commerce of state governments with each
other, with foreign nations and with the Indian tribes-- begins. In 1837,
Quebec revolts against British rule. In 1961, John F. Kennedy proposes landing
an American on the moon before the end of the decade. In 1977, 'Star Wars', the
first installment in a wildly-popular six-part story of rebellion against an
arrogant imperialist Leviathan, is released. In 2012, SpaceX's 'Dragon' becomes
the first private spacecraft to reach the International Space Station. In 2018,
political prisoner Doreen Hendrickson, suffering her second prison imprisonment
for refusing to swear to
belief in the truth of government-serving false statements on orders of a
federal court at the request of the Department of Justice (sic), is
released. In 2020, a man named George Floyd dies while in police custody in
Minneapolis. Floyd had several times a toxic dose of fentanyl in his system, and
chronic heart problems as well, but his death, which came after he resisted
arrest and was restrained on the ground pending the arrival of EMS (at his own
request), was ascribed to the restraining officer(s). Riots erupted across
American in response, under the leadership of members of the Democrat Party and
an organization called 'Black Lives Matter'.
A Few Words About "Climate Change" Fraud
You NEED to defend yourself and your kids against this
now-high-inertia effort to destroy liberty.
May 26- In 1868, President Andrew Johnson escapes impeachment
for allegedly disregarding a Congressional enactment (the Tenure of Office Act)
by a single vote. In 1879, the invading British military gained control of
Afghanistan, formalized under the Treaty of Gandamak. In 1896, Nicholas II, the
last tsar of Russia, begins his reign. In 1927, Ford ceases production of the
Model T. In 2004, the New York Time publicly admits to contributing to Bush
administration lies about Iraq being in possession of "weapons of mass
A Two-Minute Review Of CtC
David Bindel reminds us that there's either the rule of law, or
Every victim of the "ignorance tax", 'cause it's all
just statist consent-engineering propaganda.
WAKEN TO THE REAL-LIFE ADVENTURE IN WHICH YOU
ARE UNKNOWINGLY IMMERSED! Put down your controller and
You are surrounded by an actual battle between
villains, monsters and true heroes, all simply concealed
from you by
sophisticated spells which also keep you from
engaging in the fight.
There are real great deeds to be done,
and real treasures to be had for your efforts, and
frankly, your real future
is at stake. You just have to gain "the sight" in order to
penetrate the illusions.
losthorizons.com to get the counter-spells and get onto
the real field of battle!
PRO TIP: If I were the IRS and I wanted to
discourage people from rebutting allegations that
they had done things I can tax, and wanted to keep them from
successfully reclaiming withheld or paid-in money, I
would salt the "tax honesty" community with
passionate-seeming "legal researchers" who would
warn anyone whose ear they captured that filing a
1040 is a bad idea for one reason or another...
Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:
May 27- In 1933, the Federal Securities Act, requiring
securities sold in interstate (state-to-state) commerce to be registered with
the Securities and Exchange Commission, is enacted. In 1935, the United States
Supreme Court unanimously declares the "New Deal" "National Industrial Recovery
Act" unconstitutional. In 1997, the same court rules that Paula Jones can
pursue her sexual harassment suit against President Bill Clinton while he is in
If you're not talking this one up everywhere and
helping generate a buzz, you don't really want liberty and the
rule of law...
In light of
the actual evidence, those
who doubt or
deny the accuracy and correctness of
CtC just because some government officials
denounce it are like the 16th-century Europeans who
were mystified by
Copernicus getting all those
astronomical predictions right even though the
church had said he was wrong.
Did you miss the 'Set Your Church Free'
Ignorance of the true nature of the "income" tax
has gagged, gutted and seduced-into-disgrace America's
ministerial community. This must change.
passenger on a riverboat that relies on regular
contributions of fuel from the passengers to
keep moving forward. You see an unsurvivable
waterfall ahead, and note a
soon-to-be-irresistible current growing stronger
each day. What does common sense suggest?
"Income" Tax IQ!
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
May 28- In 1503, James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor of
England are married and a "Treaty of Everlasting Peace" between the two
countries is executed. The peace lasts ten years. In 1774, the first American
Continental Congress convenes. In 1930, the Chrysler Building-- then the
tallest in the world-- opens in New York City. In 1934, the first quintuplets
who will go on to survive infancy are born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne. In 1952,
the right of women to vote is recognized in Greece. In 1964, the Palestine
Liberation Organization is formed. In 1996, Hillary Clinton's "Whitewater"
business partners-- James and Susan McDougall and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy
Tucker-- are convicted of fraud. In 2012, the rampant infection of Iranian
computers with the joint Israeli-US malware cyberweapon 'Flame'
“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a
people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power
which knowledge gives.”
May 29- In 1660, after the death of Cromwell, the English
monarchy is restored with the enthronement of Charles II. In 1736, Patrick
Henry is born. In 1790, Rhode Island becomes the 13th of the several states
to ratify the current United States Constitution. In 1848, Wisconsin is
admitted to the union as the 30th of the several states. In 1913,
Stravinski's 'Le Sacre du Printemps' premiers in Paris and provokes a riot.
In 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reach the summit of Mt. Everest.
In 1954, the first "Bilderberg Conference" begins.
'The BOSTONIAN'S Paying the EXCISE-MAN, or
TARRING & FEATHERING' (1774) (How our forefathers responded to arrogant
"Rule of Law defiers"...)
The willingness of some people to trade liberty for
convenience is without limit...
passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently
opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident.”
Illuminating Anniversaries of this week:
May 30- In 1431, Joan of Arc is burned
at the stake as a heretic. In 1539, de Soto lands in Tampa Bay. In 1854,
Kansas and Nebraska are organized as United States territories, a first step
toward eventually becoming two of the several American states. In 1859, "Big
Ben" sounds the hour for the first time. In 1911, the first Indianapolis 500
ends, with Ray Harroun taking first place in his 'Marmon Wasp'. In 1989,
Chinese student protestors unveil the 33-foot-tall "Goddess of Democracy" statue
in Tiananmen Square.
"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude
greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We
seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that
feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget
that ye were our countrymen."
Adams, Architect of the first American Revolution
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Hendrickson is also a widely-read essayist on
matters of politics, public policy and law; many of these works
are collected in his second book, ‘Upholding
the Law And Other Observations’. He is a member of Mensa;
award-winning artist; and has paid his dues as a youth
soccer coach. He is a long-time political activist as well, and
has served as co-chair and platform convention delegate of
Michigan’s largest county Libertarian Party organization; as a
consultant to the National Right to Work Foundation and Citizens
for a Sound Economy; as a member of the Heartland Institute; and
as a member of the International Society for Individual
Liberty. He is a frequent radio-show guest on stations across
Hendrickson's business career has included nearly a
decade-and-a-half at the leading edge of the renewable-energy
industry, both as Director of Purchasing and Materials
Management and member of the R&D board at Starpak Energy
Systems, the mid-west's then-largest solar heating and
energy-recovery-and re-utilization company; and as founder and
president of AFJ Inc., a high-efficiency lighting design,
manufacture and installation firm.
Beginning in the mid-1990s and continuing for the
twelve years before his present full-time focus on the
restoration of the rule of law in America, Hendrickson directed
purchasing activities for the $84 million-a-year
multi-family-housing division of the Farmington Hills, Michigan
branch of Edward Rose and Sons, with responsibility for 18,000+
apartments, direct supervision of 35 technicians and agents, and
incidental authority over several hundred divisional workers.
He also ran the division's 10 cable television earth-station and
distribution systems in four states, and designed and
administered the company's website.
On rather the other end of the spectrum, amidst
these more mundane pursuits Hendrickson co-founded and was the
primary creative force behind a small
card-game company that enjoyed a modest success for several
Hendrickson makes his home in southeast Michigan,
with his wife and two children. He is currently working on his