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  • Join A CtC Forum

  • Illuminating Resources

  • Of Ongoing General Interest

  • Regarding Money

  • Tools For Spreading The Word

  • How To Share Victories

  • Films That Belong In Every Home



    The ONLY way to join a CtC state forum (which includes the Canadian and Australian CtC Warrior forums for purposes of this process) is by submitting the request specified here precisely as instructed on that page.


    Once you have applied for membership in a state group, you will receive a "Welcome" message within a few weeks either from me directly, or through a "noreply"@"googlegroups.com email (depending on which type of group I have created for your state).  You must carefully read through this message, and follow all the instructions therein exactly in order to be able to participate in the group.


    IF YOU'VE ALREADY APPLIED TO JOIN A STATE GROUP AND ARE WONDERING WHY YOU'RE NOT GETTING ANY GROUP EMAILS, you probably applied for a state forum for which I have set up a "Google group" but haven't ever accepted the invitation to join!


    Completing the application for those groups (which currently include Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin) requires clicking on the link in the "Welcome" email that says "You can accept this invitation by...".


    Doing so will bring up a page with an option on the left to "Sign in to GoogleGroups".  Click there.


    On the page that comes up, either enter your pre-existing Google account information, or click the button that says, "Create an account" and go through the account-creation process.


    When you click on the "finish" (or "continue") button or link, you will be taken to a page that asks you to click a link in order to accept the invitation to join the group.  Do so.


    Now you will see a page that lets you pick how group posts will be sent to you (daily, weekly, never, etc.).  When you have finished making your selections on that page, you will be taken to the group forum and can begin posting and reading.


    IF YOU TRY TO LOG IN TO THE GROUP SITE and see the message that "you cannot view the group content or participate in the group because you are not currently a member", you must click the "Sign in to Google Groups" link on that page in order to proceed to where you can accept the invitation to join the group by going through the process described above.


    IF YOU CAN'T FIND THE ORIGINAL "WELCOME" MESSAGE SENT TO YOU, go here.  In the top search field type the name of the group to which you applied (i.e. GeorgiaCtCWarriors, NewYorkCtCWarriors-- others  will use the same format).  Click on the "Search groups" button alongside that field.  On the page that is invoked, click the hyperlink that consists of the group name and nothing else (That is, NOT the one that says "Groups matching NewYorkCtCWarriors").  That will take you to a page that tells you that "you cannot view the group content or participate in the group because you are not currently a member".  You must click the "Sign in to Google Groups" link on that page in order to proceed to where you can accept the invitation to join the group (this will involve creating a Google group account if you don't already have one).  NOTE: You must use the same email address to create your account and/or log-in that you provided when first applying to me for the group.


    A Word To CtC State Forum Participants


    Just so everyone understands (and not meaning to sound too impatient): The forums do not exist to provide venues in which some folks can be made to spend their time and energy explaining to others why various notions, theories or silver-bullets which appear nowhere either in CtC or on this site (but are nonetheless floating around-- or raging through-- the "tax honesty" community) are incorrect or irrelevant  (click here for a partial list of these erroneous notions, and detailed comments about many of them).


    I will say as plainly as possible what I have by necessity said many times before, but usually with more circumspection (and can't seem to say often enough): Any and all notions concerning the nature of the "income" tax-- how it is applied, why it can be thus applied, how it interfaces with the legal system and so forth-- which I have not included in one of my books or in an article I have written or expressly endorsed and posted on losthorizons.com are either wrong or are irrelevant to the tax.  They are raised or promoted either in ignorance or for ill purposes.


    Such notions should not be debated or discussed-- doing either is a waste of valuable time and energy.  There is one kind of simple response that is appropriate when presented with "alternative" or "supplemental" notions of this sort:

    "You didn't find that in CtC or on losthorizons.com, so put it out of your mind.  Here is what is actually true about that aspect of the tax..."


    "That notion has already been shown to be erroneous at [the relevant "misunderstandings" page]..."


    "Since there is no actual (or unambiguous) evidence demonstrating the accuracy of the contrary or disputatious notion you advocate, while on the other hand a huge, constantly-growing body of every conceivable kind of evidence-- including even the nuanced character of governmental efforts to discourage the CtC-educated-- unmistakably demonstrates the complete accuracy of CtC, why are you bringing this up?  What is your real agenda?"

    If this gentle approach isn't effective, let me know so that I can remove this individual-- now revealed as either uneducable or a deliberate "agent provocateur"-- from the forum.


    Keep in mind that those who wish to keep the truth spinning its wheels, and making as little forward progress as possible, routinely and systematically exploit two basic human foibles:


     1. The natural tendency of those whose education is incomplete to mistake sporadic, creative (and carefully indirect)-- but well publicized-- tax agency resistance to a few educated filings as meaning that there is some piece of the puzzle missing (imagining that otherwise, the generations-old scam that even now continues to successfully bamboozle 180 million Americans 24/7 would have just thrown in the towel and abandoned the field, rather than continue to cast about for some silver-bullet of its own that will frighten or confuse students of the truth into retreat or disarray); and


    2. The equally natural tendency of everyone to be attracted to notions that are presented as, or appear to be, resistance-risk-reducing tricks or short-cuts.


    Thus, there is a constant effort to seed the "tax honesty" community (and CtC forums directly) with notions designed to invoke both of these unfortunate tendencies in order to distract forum participants from their primary purposes of:

    • 3. The perfecting of each other's accurate educations-- not promoting "alternative" or "supplemental" educations, but by referring the ignorant or misled to relevant material in CtC or on losthorizons.com (exclusive of forum pages);

    • 2.  Mutual encouragement in standing up and acting; and, most importantly,

    • 1. Planning and executing ever-more effective means of spreading of the actual truth about the tax.

    I rely on everyone posting on any forum to help keep it in focus, and productive. Posts amounting to offenses of the sort described above, persistent straying from the three primary purposes of the forum, or evidence of a failure to keep current with the Lost Horizons newsletters may result in removal from the forum without prior notice.




    'Cracking the Code- The Fascinating Truth About Taxation In America',




    The Fascinating Truth About The 16th Amendment

    If you want to win, YOU'VE got to go to the trouble to send this link to every single person in your address book, whether it's your mother, your accountant, your bowling team, whoever.


    Even better, sit down with these folks and read this document together.


    I guarantee that if even just a few hundred thousand Americans who are not already sensitized to the "income" tax issue get this file, knowledge of the truth about the tax will irreversibly take root in the population as a whole.


    Seriously.  Do you want to win?  Spread this file around.  Doing so will accomplish more than anything that happens in a courtroom, more than any argument you make with any bureaucrat, more than ANYTHING else that you can do.

    Are You Not Bothering?

    Then You're Just Talking The Talk.


    You've GOT To Walk The Walk If You Want To Win.


    "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 highly rated."

    -Thomas Paine




    Get on the Newsletter mailing list!  Just go to this page and subscribe to the group-- leave all options in their default states!




    Audio And Video Resources




    Why The Government Lies About 'Cracking the Code'


    A Curious Thing


    Busting The Myth-Mongers


    Educated Americans Love The Income Tax


    Four Voices


    Real Americans Walk the Walk




    It's Time To Learn The Truth About The Income Tax


    The Q & A Movie


    'A Few Words On Liberty and The Law'


    'Getting Free Of The "Income" Tax Is As Easy As Falling Off A Bicylce'


    'Scenes from my Hawaiian Vacation'


    Testimonials And Inspirations By CtC-Educated Americans




    My October 23, 2013 interview by Lana Lotkeff for Radio 3Fourteen can be found here.


    "IRS Monsters Meet CtC Sunlight"




    There IS A Law By Means Of Which ANY American Can Be Made Liable For The Income Tax, And This Is How It Works

    (Or, "Non-Filers Are An Errant Tax Agency's Best Friends")




    A Lost Horizons Site Map


    Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

    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!!


    Click here to take the test




    A good, detailed history of the current conflict in the Middle East...


    A remarkable 62-year-old explanation of what's going on in Washington today...


    Aren't You Glad You've Taken Control Of Whether Any Of YOUR Money Goes To Washington, Just As The Founders Intended?


    Set a brushfire-- E-mail this newsletter to a friend





    The American "Reichstag Fire"

    A page devoted to the 9/11 pretext and how it's being used

    "What luck for the rulers that men do not think."
    -Adolf Hitler


    Those continuing to be taken in by the ridiculous and thoroughly-debunked mythology about the events of 9/11 endlessly promoted and exploited by enemies of the Constitution and its informing principles of individual liberty and limited government under the rule of law really need to wake up, and do so quickly.  (Click here for a short video nicely expressing this crass and cynical exploitation.)



    No one who has been paying the least bit of attention will find what is verified by this whistleblower to be surprising...

    "If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy."

    -James Madison




    Aren't You Really, Really Glad You've Taken Control Of Whether Any Of YOUR Money Goes To Washington, Just As The Framers Intended?



     Purchasing power of nominal "dollars" from 1800 through 1989.  Each trough (including the one that began in 1933 and continues to the present time) occurred during suspensions of the gold standard.  Chart prepared by the George Edward Durell Foundation and published in the Durell Journal of Money and Banking, November, 1989.


    Moving to the subject of REAL money...


    Have You Been Wondering What's Going On With M-3 (Total Fiat Currency Supply) Since The Hired Help Decided Master And Mistress Didn't Need To Trouble Themselves With Such Complicated Matters As The Ongoing Wild-Fire Devaluation Of Their Earnings And Accumulated Wealth, But Should Instead Leave Things To Their Faithful Servants And Relax In Front Of The TV More Often?  I Thought So...



    So did John Williams at shadowstats.com.  Learn more here.




    At the time of this posting (September 18, 2023), 1 oz. of gold could buy around 1,925.00 Federal Reserve "dollars"-- the real value of which extends not one penny further than the actual reciprocal indebtedness of others to the federal government (and guess what: The federal government is, by far, a net debtor).   You do the math and make the predictions...


    (The Gold to FRN trading ratio indicated above is based on actual best asking price, which is considerably above present "spot" pricing, due to the fact that little, if any, actual physical gold is being made available for trade by anyone at any price these days.)


    Value of an FRN measured in milligrams of gold, 1954 to 2003.  (Source: Wikipedia)


    A good video about the relative and historic value of real money versus fiat money can be seen here


    By the way, to learn about the true nature of Federal Reserve "dollars", see 'Fiat Money, And The Formless Fed' in 'Upholding the Law And Other Observations'


    For more on the subject of money overall, see 'A Few Observations About Money' from 'Was Grandpa Really a Moron?'




    Outreach Tools


    P. S....


    For want of a nail a shoe was lost...



    Don't fail or forget to send me scans of your victories, and vigorously encourage others to do the same!!!

    I am aware that educated Americans are receiving refunds (and other confirmations of the truth) constantly-- but only a small minority of these victories are being sent to me for posting.

    Some people are so excited at their success that they rush to deposit the check, and don't think to make a copy until afterwards when it is too late; others simply don't realize how meaningful the evidence of these victories and verifications are to their fellow Americans, and don't remember how important those previously posted had been to their own struggle to overcome the fear instilled in them over a lifetime before standing up and doing the right thing.


    Send your evidence of the truth to me at phendrickson @ losthorizons.com (take the spaces out of this address to make it functional). If possible, scan checks in 24-bit RGB color at 300dpi, and black and white docs (such as 1040s, 4852s, refund notices and transcripts) at 300dpi in black & white. Redact your street address (but not state) and telephone numbers and SSNs, but be sure your full name and all dates are visible.

    Be sure to include scans of EVERYTHING that went into the envelope with your return.

    Please do your best to make the scans straight (not skewed). Please avoid "camera scans"-- regular flatbed scans from your printer or with the help of someone like Staples or Office Depot are best. Save and send the scans as .jpg or .pdf files. If scans are not possible for some reason, tell me so by email and I'll offer alternative solutions.

    (And do so as soon as you can! Don't delay, even for other expected victories. Send each as they are won-- checks and other evidence, and the filings that secured them. Although I hate to point it out, life is an unpredictable adventure, and it is given to none of us to know the future. Something could happen to any of us tomorrow, and it would be a shame if your fellows were denied the encouragement and inspiration of your victory because you delayed sharing it and then could not.)

    By the way, even direct-deposit refunds can be posted, by way of your monthly statement entries, or a transcript from your bank. If you have RETAINED your own property by way of a CtC-educated proper filing and rebuttal of erroneous information, get a transcript of your 'account' status, calculate your savings, and share that victory, too!

    I love and respect everyone that has joined me in standing up for the rule of law, but doing it in hiding is only doing it halfway! I know that the reasons for failing to send scans that I have given above are true of some-- but others have simply been intimidated into silence.

    If YOU stay silent and in the shadows, THE BAD GUYS WIN.


    Find guidance on making and submitting testimonial videos here.


    Get your FREE* CtC bumper sticker and help spread the word!

    Just send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Lost Horizons, Bumper Sticker Offer, 232 Oriole Rd., Commerce Twp., MI 48382

    (*If you want to throw a few bucks into the envelope to help with costs, that'd be nice, but it's entirely optional...)



    (An incomplete list, to be sure-- suggestions for other titles of a similar educational and/or inspiring character are most welcome)


    Specialty Films

    Why The Government Lies About 'Cracking the Code'

    The Bakersfield Seminar Part I

    The Bakersfield Seminar Part II

    The Bakersfield Seminar Part III

    A Curious Thing

    Busting The Myth-Mongers

    Educated Americans Love The Income Tax

    Four Voices

    Knowing Is Better

    Real Americans Walk the Walk


    'It's Time To Learn The Truth About The Income Tax'

    'The CtC Q & A Movie'

    'Getting Free Of The "Income" Tax Is As Easy As Falling Off A Bicycle'

    'A Few Words On Liberty and The Law'

    'Scenes from my Hawaiian Vacation'

    Testimonials And Inspirations By CtC-Educated Americans

    ...and click here for the very entertaining, 'We're The Government, And You're Not'

    Feature Films

    'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

    'Closed Circuit'

    'Two Guns'


    'Enemy Of The State'

    'V for Vendetta'


    'Loose Change Second Edition'

    'America- Freedom to Fascism'

    'Minority Report'

    'Fahrenheit 451'



    'The Incredibles'

    'Lord of the Rings'

    'The Matrix' (First film only)

    'The Patriot'

    'The Great Global Warming Swindle'

    'The Net'

    'Wag the Dog'

    'Harry's War'

    'The Invasion Of The Body Snatchers' (1956 version)

    'Why We Fight' (the 2006 Eugene Jarecki film)

    'Dr. Strangelove, Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb'

    'The President's Analyst'

    'Waco: Rules Of Engagement'

    'Waco: A New Revelation'

    'Little Shop Of Horrors'

    'Logan's Run'

    'The Bourne Identity'

    'The Bourne Supremacy'

    'The Bourne Ultimatum'

    (Although each installment is an entertaining and well-made action film, the 'Bourne' series didn't belong on this list until the third film appeared.  However, the first two must be seen if the third is to be properly understood and enjoyed...)

    'Mr. Smith Goes To Washington'

    'The Wizard of Oz'

    'The Truman Show'

    'Brave New World'

    '12 Angry Men'


    'I, Robot'


    'Mercury Rising'

    'Green Zone'

    'The Manchurian Candidate'

    (Preferably the original 1962 version)

    'The Iron Giant'

    'Dirty Wars'


    Know a film that communicates the virtues of liberty (or the methods and monstrosity of despotism) that you think should be on this list?   Send me an email!