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The First Resistors - Ready to Stop Playing the Game?

Ready To Stop Playing The Game?

Audit the Fed? YES.
Stop playing the game? YES.

I know a guy with a family - like many of us here - who are ready to stop playing the game.

For many Americans (the type of Americans some call sheep) it will take a crash, something big in their face and heavy on their lap to get them mad as hell and yelling “I’m not gonna take this anymore!” For people like my friend and us here at the Daily Paul dot com we are the first resistors. We have the heads up, we are the new leaders, we are the shepherds and the heads of the herd so to speak. My friends situation is similar to mine and I understand what he and others are going through. Making the transition is a tough choice for some. I am sharing this for encouraging words, advice, debate, entertainment and hopefully healthy commentary.

My friend sat with me and addressed his 10 top concerns in his situation which includes a failed business, major family health issues topped with spiraling debts. He woke up a little over a year ago and has been made aware of most of the issues discussed at forums like daily paul. He is one of the ones being pushed to the edge, with nothing to lose (so he thinks). He worries most about his family, and our country and he has been proactive in fighting for freedom, but is not sure if it will “save” him or America now. Like most of us - to stop playing the game he has to address these topics.

1- Food. He is broke as zero. His wife still has a job and buys the food, and they grow a garden.
2- Power. His wife cannot afford the power bill he used to pay. The power is going out any day.
3- House. 2 months behind payments. They cannot afford to and do not want to move.
4- Transportation. She still has her car, his truck gas tank is empty, has no tabs, or insurance.
5- They have not filed taxes for 3 years, but they would get a refund if they could get them done.
6- Self employed for over a decade and now out of business he doesn’t know what to do (broke).
7- His family is very concerned about the swine flu / vaccination issue. They want to leave.
8- They want to stay and fight, or move away from it all, but might just need to walk away.
9- With the power out they will lose water (on a well) and communications (phone/internet)
10- Health problems make it hard to move for many reasons.

What can one do if they cannot afford to go bankrupt, move or get out of debt?

Personally I have no money in the bank myself (actually negative as my statement shows today) and many of the ten issues listed above also apply to me. I - like my friend - have many ideas of how to survive what is coming, but they all take money to get them going!

I know there are a lot of contradictions and easy answers to many of the issues, and I haven’t entered in all the details that complicate them all, but many of us are facing the generic issues and I for one understand and know how it feels. They are almost being forced out of the game, but being awake and ready to help maybe that is a good thing. We are the first resistors. Let us lead the way.

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There are lots and lots of

There are lots and lots of good ideas below. I have some thoughts though. If they belong to a church, they should let it be known that they need help. At my church I'm on a social concerns committee that holds fundraisers throughout the year for situations exactly like your friends. In fact, sometimes we have to work hard to find out who can use the help. So they should definitely speak up.

Secondly, they might want to write a list of every bill they have and see what they can live without. Things such as TV, internet, snacks, unnecessary trips, eating out, and so forth. Also, always try to buy second hand instead of new, have their hair cuts at home, and perhaps have a garage sale.

I'm sure we can come up with more ideas over the next couple of days.

File the taxes!

Why on earth would someone that is going broke wait THREE years to get their $$ back from FedGov?

If the truck isn't being used....sell it.

Not wanting to move and not making the house payment is not a logical combo. Have they contacted their lender's loss mitigation/loan modification people? If that will not work, selling the house (even if it's via a short sale) is the next step....that might buy them some time but it will not stop a foreclosure and eviction. Waiting to get thrown out doesn't seem like much of a plan.

So their internet will be cut off if the utilities get turned off?....If they're that broke, why on earth are they still paying for internet & phones? Sounds like maybe a little prioritizing might be in order. I've been present at more than 1 foreclosure eviction, and I'm constantly surprised at how many people still have phone, cable, and internet even tho they can't make a house payment.....?

I think that lots of people in their situation are embarassed to talk to friends or family and/or to ask for help. Others seem to just vapor-lock and ignore the reality....pretending if they don't open those legal notices from the mortgage company it'll all just go away.

Whatever they decide....Action is required. Continuing thru the motions and waiting for "something" to happen probably won't solve any of their issues.

I do wish them the best of luck.

Yeah, I think they have been overwhelmed

on several fronts and everything is seeming hard right now. Baby steps would be good (getting their taxes done with maybe a refund) but they seem to need giant steps. It seems like a bit of a catch 22 senario for them, and everything kind of happened at once leaving them reeling.

I will pass on some of the great responses here for ideas and encouragement - thanks all!
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Get the taxes done & file

Get the taxes done & file amendments later..Claim the refunds NOW, you only have 3 years to get them..IT's better to be audited later than to let them keep your money. You can also estimate.

naughty, naught

Yes, out of those issues, that stands out as the simplest to do.

It should not take more than a day.

It sounds like he is the victim of the system - spending and no saving.

Ron Paul's Convention Speech

to some degree

they may be at fault, but yeah, victims of the system for sure.

They want to win, but also want to survive...

Being willing to stop playing the game is a fine line many of us just will not cross. If we cannot pass the Audit the Fed bill (I know we will!) then what - vote em out? will that work? I do believe we must all find a way to really get out of the game while still spreading the word, waking people up and staying in communmications with others. Getting off the grid is a great first step if one can afford the up front costs(solar power?), but we have to stop supporting the whores who drive our country (the corps)!
sdrawkcab gnihtyreve od deF eht & tnemrevog ehT

They need to not be afraid

They need to not be afraid to ask for help ..Sometime we have not because we ask not...Other people assume..I don't know the total but talk to all parties involved even the electric co.
!dea for water, get a barrel crank pump & tubing down to the water, Put on a foot valve? Bucket flush the commode.Saves water. Paper plates.?
Modify your business, to needs around town.
naughty, naught

other parties have been talked to

and that has helped a bit. They really (like I) want to stop playing the game without losing their home and family life.
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bump for freedom*))

good post.

"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now deserves the love and thanks of man and woman." -- Thomas Paine

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Getting involved with an underground network where you can buy & sell things that Bambam has now banned or unconstitutionally taxed out of the park. People in Florida are going to Georgia to buy cigarettes and bringing them back to Florida because after Bambam & Congress taxed Charlie Crist added another $1 per pack tax - yet booze kills more & what about that- Anyway, here is a network:

Detective Krum Investigates:

Detective Krum Investigates:

I can offer no physical alms, but...

maybe this will help:

2 Timothy 1-14 (King James Version)
1Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

2And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

3Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

4No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

5And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

6The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.

7Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

8Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:

9Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

10Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

11It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:

12If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

13If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

14Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.

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