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Bernard von NotHaus: Blow Back after Conviction

Got an email from NotHaus thought I'd post it
Bernard von NotHaus

To: Me

April 2011 Vol. 13 No. 04

---Blow Back after Conviction---

Table of Contents:
1. Conviction Blow Back
2. Liberty Dollars Legal to Collect
3. Bill Rounds: DOJ Violates Ethics
4. Motion for New Trial
5. Forfeiture and Call for Interested Parties
6. Silver and 30DMA for Liberty Dollar model
7. Ridiculous Gov Budget Quarrel
8. Heather's Trial Account
9. Sign Up Page and List of Newsletters and Alerts
10. Atlas Shrugged - the movie

Dear Liberty Dollar Supporters!

1. Conviction Blow Back
As reported in hundreds of articles including The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, etc. I was convicted of all three charges of counterfeiting (18-485), use of counterfeit currency (18-486) and conspiracy to defraud the United States (18-371). The largest amount of the press was favorable to the Liberty Dollar cause. If the conviction and the possible 15 year sentence were not so serious, it would be laughable that 12 "reasonable" people could be convinced that the large silver Liberty Dollar could be confused with a penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar or Ike dollar. But that is exactly what happened when Brian Silliman with NGC told the court that a Liberty Dollar was similar to the Washington quarter with a straight face! Simply amazing! The blowback was swift as the Internet, Twitter, Facebook and the digital world woke up to a new level of tyranny as I was branded a "unique terrorist" by US Attorney Anne M. Tompkins in the official government Press Release, who said:

"Attempts to undermine the legitimate currency of this country are simply a unique form of domestic terrorism," U.S. Attorney Tompkins said in announcing the verdict. "While these forms of anti-government activities do not involve violence, they are every bit as insidious and represent a clear and present danger to the economic stability of this country," she added. "We are determined to meet these threats through infiltration, disruption, and dismantling of organizations which seek to challenge the legitimacy of our democratic form of government."

"Unique" indeed, as violence is a required element to be charged as a terrorist. Now, anybody who does not agree with the gov crap can be branded as a "unique terrorist." Get ready! As the money gets worse the gov will get worse. MUCH WORSE. Don't believe me? Just read about the "Reign of Terror" in Fiat Money Inflation in France by Andrew Dickson White. Of course, I am going to be very safe… because I am going to be in federal prison:)!

Of the 96 fine articles to date, the editorial by Beth Deisher, editor of Coin World, connects all the dots and states the Liberty Dollar case in a clear, succinct way that is easy to understand. It is important for everybody to understand the implications of my conviction and the gov's action against private currencies and especially currencies based on value i.e. gold and silver ala the Liberty Dollar model. Coin World editorial is available http://www.coinworld.com/articles/verdict-could-have-implica.... Please click http://libertydollarnews.org/liberty_dollar_conviction_artic... for a current list of articles or just google "Liberty Dollar" for more info.

2. Liberty Dollars Legal to Collect
The outcry and concern from the numismatic collector community was immediate. With thousands of collectors and many with thousands of dreaded non-Federal non Reserve IOU-Notes in Liberty Dollar collections at risk. Many wondered if the FBI was going after everybody's Liberty Dollars or anybody who sells Liberty Dollars on eBay. Was the FBI going to raid the list of Liberty Dollar supporters, businesses, past RCOs and Redemption Centers? How far was this new Reign of Terror going to go? Due to this grave and well reasoned concern, Paul Gilkes, senior staff writer at Coin World contacted the US Attorney's office in Charlotte. I am please to quote from Gilkes article: "A representative for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Charlotte, N.C., April 12 assured collectors that the copper, gold, silver and platinum Liberty Dollars and paper warehouse receipts formerly backed by silver are legal to buy, sell and trade as long as they are not passed as current U.S. money." The article also stated: "…federal officials will not seek to confiscate any Liberty Dollars nor seek prosecution of any individuals who own them unless they violate the federal statutes for which von NotHaus was convicted in March…" And finally, "... mere possession of Liberty Dollars is not a violation…" The bottom line is that you can possess Liberty Dollar but you can not use them as "current money" in commerce. "Current money" means US coins. And Liberty Dollar never did that anyway! So why was I convicted? Please click http://www.coinworld.com/articles/liberty-dollars-legal-to-c... for the complete article.
Please click http://sites.google.com/site/libertydollarencyclopedia/ for independent collector info on the different issues of Liberty Dollars.

3. Bill Rounds: DOJ Violates Ethics
Another interesting article was penned by attorney Bill Rounds: Liberty Dollar II - Did Prosecutor Anne Tompkins Violate Ethics Rules? In his article he states: "Upon further research of the Code of Ethics for the North Carolina Bar, US Attorney Anne M. Tompkins clearly violated Rules of Ethics and could be disbarred." Action is pending at this time. Please click http://www.howtovanish.com/2011/04/liberty-dollar-ii-prosecu... for Bill Rounds article.

4. Motion for New Trial
Following the shocking verdict of Guilty, Guilty, Guilty, attorney Aaron Michel filed a 72 page Motion for a new trial in my behalf. Judge Voorhees action is expected soon. Please click http://libertydollarnews.org/2011april/motion3.pdf for the Motion (large file takes awhile to load). Please click http://libertydollarnews.org/2011april/gov_resp_motion3.pdf for the gov response to the Motion.

5. Forfeiture and Call for Interested Parties
Immediately, and I mean immediately, following the guilty verdict of Guilty, Guilty, Guilty, US Attorney Thomas Ascik charged to the front of the court to press for the gov forfeiture of all material seized in the six raids in four states on November 13, 2008. It is the gov's position that all gold and silver Liberty Dollars, paper currency, dies, office equipment, files, etc is either contraband or fruits of an illegal counterfeiting operation and should be forfeited immediately to the gov for disposal. You should find this shocking, especially if you are holding any of the paper or digital warehouse receipts because the gov is trying to steal your property! You did nothing wrong. You are an innocent third party that did your due diligence and got Liberty Dollars to protect your purchasing power. You have a right to your property that has greatly increased in value! PLEASE don't let the !@#$#@! gov steal your property. If you have not filed your "Forfeiture Statement" and identified yourself as an "Interested Party" via email to Thomas Ascik with a cc to me… DO IT RIGHT NOW! Please join the hundreds of Liberty Dollar supporters and get your property back. Please don't let the gov steal your property! This may be the only chance you get to recover your property.

NOTICE: The Forfeiture Hearing for your property has begun!! If you have any Liberty Dollar paper or digital certificates you must identify yourself as an "Interested Party." Your property is at risk! Please don't let the gov steal your property!

PLEASE EMAIL THE STATEMENT BELOW to Thomas R. Ascik , the government attorney who is trying to steal your property. And send a CC to so he can forward your name to the attorney who will represent you as an "interested party" after you sign an attorney/client agreement. Be sure to include your name and address below:

I hereby certify that I am the bearer of Liberty Dollar warehouse receipt(s) and an interested party in any forfeiture action regarding my property. I demand the return of my property or its fair market value in a timely manner and to be informed with sufficient time to reply to any and all actions until my property is returned.

6. Silver and 30DMA for Liberty Dollar model
Have you noticed the free market price of silver? As of this posting, the spot price for silver is currently $48.43. This is a tremendous appreciation from the $5 silver when Liberty Dollar was launched on October 1, 1998 and a gallant testimonial to the Liberty Dollar currency model. I feel totally vindicated by the market and hope to be vindicated in court too, although that may take just a long! IAC, with silver over $41.50 per ounce, the question is how long will it be before the 30 day moving average (30DMA) is over $41.50 and the Liberty Dollar model will Move UP to the $100 Silver Base?! WOW just imagine the $100 Silver Base, once thought to be pure pipe dream by many, but not one certain Monetary Architect who knows what to smoke!

To be clear, the Liberty Dollar model currency will Move UP to the $100 Silver Base when the 30DMA stays over $41.50 for 60 consecutive calendar days. Currently, the 30DMA for silver is already $40.39! Please note the most innovative feature of the world's first free market currency (FMC) was the introduction of time in three places of its econometric design: 1) The 30DMA is used to even out the volatile silver price in place of the "spot" price. 2) The 30DMA is required to be maintained over a certain period of time. 3) That period of time is increased as the Bases rise. The Liberty Dollar was introduced at the $10 Silver Base when silver was $5.00 per ounce. The time period to Move Up to the $20 base was 30 days, to Move Up to the $50 base was 45 days and soon the time period to Move Up to the $100 Silver Base will take 60 consecutive calendar days to counter the increased volatility of higher silver prices (measured in FRN) as silver continues to rise to meet market demand and the risk to holding FRNs.

So why was the Liberty Dollar currency model developed with such a detailed mechanism? Because the vehicle that people put their values and dreams into must be well defined and disciplined so their value is kept safe. And because for a free market currency, ala the Liberty Dollar model, to work over a long period of time, it must be in sync with the free market commodity like gold, silver or anything else that the currency is based on. From a macro economic perspective, how could the Liberty Dollar rise to the occasion to free America from the grip of a tyrannical fiat currency if it was not designed to be in sync with its base commodity over a long period of time? The Liberty Dollar was specifically designed to function regardless of how high the price of silver reached or how low the value of the US dollar dropped. It was designed to survive runaway hyperinflation, provide the market place with a functioning and profitable means of trade during a currency collapse and a long term monetary model that Americans can trust.

7. Ridiculous Gov Budget Quarrel
On Monday, April 18, 2011, Standard & Poor's threatened to downgrade the United States' prized AAA credit rating unless the Obama administration and Congress find a way to slash the yawning federal budget deficit within two years.

In short, a private rating company informs the US gov that they are about to down grade their credit rating. Here again the free market trumps the gov's BS by telling them that their money and budget politics stink! And you can bet that the market is going to respond. Just ask yourself, would you loan your hard-earned money to the US gov? Do you think the US dollar can last two years? Gotta love the Liberty Dollar that has already appreciated 1000% against the US dollar. Click http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/18/us-ratings-usa-sp-... for Reuters' article.

Meanwhile the !@#$#@! Congressional BS about the reducing the budget by so many mere millions!!! What a JOKE! To understand the ridiculousness of those !@#$#@! in Washington, please click http://wimp.com/budgetcuts/ to view this quick 98 second video. Please don't vote for any of these disgusting !@#$#@! Just buy silver and wait.

8. Heather's Trial Account
Just in case you did not find Heather's wonderful site that documented the Liberty Dollar trial, please click http://www.liberty4free.com/Liberty%20Dollar%20Trial.htm. Heather drove from California to North Carolina just to attend the trial. Other than the attorneys and myself, she was the only person who attended the whole trial. And while that dedication is amazing, the volume of her notes and the blog she maintained during the trial was the fountainhead for most of the info about the trial. Heather is as amazing as her blog. Please click http://www.liberty4free.com/Liberty%20Dollar%20Trial.htm for her first hand info on the trial.

9. Subscription Page with List of Newsletters and Alerts
As you are reading this, I hope you subscribed. If not, you can subscribed or un-subscribe at the link below. You can also access all the past Newsletters and Alerts at the same site. Thank you for your interest, regardless if you are a supporter or a little gov agent. Please click http://www.libertydollarnews.org/pommo/user/subscribe.php for those services.

10. Atlas Shrugged - the movie
If you have not seen this movie, I recommend it. And if you have not read this classic tome, that maybe did more for the 60s Generation than its famed drugs, sex and rock-n-roll… give it a go. It's still legend after all these years and a good movie.

I continue to believe that it is only by adopting a free and independent currency that provides us with "just weights and measures" that we will be able to throw off the yoke of a manipulated monetary/tax system and generate a peaceful and prosperous society.

Thank you for all your efforts to return America to value - one dollar at a time!

Bernard von NotHaus
Monetary Architect/Editor

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Important article


A bump for those who may hold Liberty Dollar paper

or digital certificates. From thie article:
"NOTICE: The Forfeiture Hearing for your property has begun!! If you have any Liberty Dollar paper or digital certificates you must identify yourself as an "Interested Party." Your property is at risk! Please don't let the gov steal your property!"