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Smudge Pot Needs Our Help

Hey guys,

Some of you know Smudge Pot as a personal friend, and it is to you mainly that this post is addressed.

For those of you who don't know him, he's a regular contributor to DP and a movement veteran with a solid reputation. He's posted some of the best original content on DP, in my opinion. He also organized security for last years Paulfest, entirely voluntarily as far as I know.

Anyway, a member of his family has reached out to some of his friends on DP to let us know he's in some serious legal trouble, and could use all the help we can give. We are asking that all of his friends here help us raise some funds.

We wanted to do a chip in but decided going through Paypal direct to this family member is the best way. Her email contact is: vogelwehsue@gmail.com. We are trying to raise 2k. There's a good chance those who contribute will be reimbursed. Let's all respect his and her privacy as we contact her and verify what we need to verify.

Smudge is one of the most selfless and dedicated people in the movement, and there are plenty of people here who can attest to that. He is in a time of need, and we should help out if we can.

He is a private person and the details are limited, but I will vouch for Smudge that he is not a person to look for trouble, and sometimes trouble just finds you.

I know that the situation is legit, a group of us have spoken with this family member and confirmed some basic details.

I have committed to contribute $100, and so have a few others. Contributions of $50, $25, whatever you can spare, will be appreciated.

For those of you who don't know Smudge as a personal friend, but would like to help out, you can do so by purchasing a copy of his exceptional book Hidden Harvest, which has been discussed on DP. It's all about proven methods of long term food storage for us crazed preppers. Link to book: http://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Harvest-Storage-Poor-ebook/dp/B... He's already given many copies away just for the hell of it to many of us on DP.

Anyone who donates can expect at a minimum a signed copy of the book when Smudge is back tearing it up on DP, and his personal gratitude, which you'll find is worth more than a few bucks.

Let's be as selfless as Smudge is known to be and help out a friend.

Thanks,

Bill3

P.S. You will need to create a Paypal account, choose the option to send money to a friend, and use the email address provided above to send your contribution.

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I am Smudge. I am informed that at this time there are NO CHARGES ON ME. They told me that the prosecutors might come with felony charges on me again. But now because of this, there is this rippling disruption which is totally taken out of all porportion by the deaths of our local Hotshots from which no family here is spared, whom I am staying with now, his son-in-law was one of those who perished so I am doing remedial work and this take priority.

I am currently homeless, financially shattered for summoning defense and after I get us through this period of grief, I need to gather facts. Some evil force chose this time to act against us, evil is working against us now and I will attempt to define and understand this evil and figure out how to build us beyond us.

My clients must be pretty pissed but our lives just got stood on ends. I will try to recover my business and our businesses upon many families depend for support and income.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

PLEASE DONATE SMUDGE IS OURS! NOT THE STATES!

when one DPer gets shackled for trumped up charges the rest of us need to step up as if we are all shackled; this is our friend, our long time partner in information battles and a man of real integrity.

Even if you do not know smudge know that he was responsible (just as many of the original DPers are) for the Moneybombs, the Tea Party,and the Christian comeback generation of libertarians... Smudge better be free when he witnesses Rand take the next election!

Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford

FREE

SMUDGE!

Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford

Book purchased!

Is there a chip-in url yet? Can't do Paypal at the moment.

Any chance of getting a PO Box or a ChipIn link?

I don't use PayPal. I saw another comment below (maybe dducks?) asking for a snail mail address, so I know I'm not alone in this choice.

How quickly does he need the money? I would prefer to either send a check (it won't bounce) or use a credit card for a ChipIn. Does ChipIn even exist anymore?

25$ For the Cause

Hope he's doing ok. Just sent 25$ to help the effort along.
Hope it helps.

We are up to around $750 and

We are up to around $750 and counting. Smudge has a lot of good friends out there. Thanks to all of you for coming to the aid of a friend in need.

I have a strong premonition that Smudge will be here to thank you all himself pretty soon.

You sent a

You sent a payment
Transaction ID: 1A050483821425944

Dear Charles Wood,

You sent a payment for $100.00 USD to S***** A********.

Smudge

I love you dude.

I have a paypal account but I don't know the email or password for it since people started taking silver instead of paypal a few years ago. Silver is real money. You know that.

I'm gonna try to figure it out.

I wish you the best brother...

Bump for Smudge!

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“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien

You guys are all so awesome.

You guys are all so awesome.

I can vouch for smudge as

I can vouch for smudge as well.. He's an awesome guy with a big heart and loves helping people, and is always looking out for the little guy.

I hope his troubles are resolved soon. I will be sending a small donation shortly.. Not much, but all I have right now, but its better than nothing...

... anyone remember when Adam

... anyone remember when Adam Kokesh was in jail and freeadamkokesh.net(I think) raised a bunch of money then split? That being said send me all the monies and I will personally break Smudge outta jail WITH MY BEAR HANDS!

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Smudge and I have talked on the phone a couple times, as he was helping me with IT advice on my website. I trust the legitimacy of this thread. I hope more information will be provided on the situation and the outcome.

I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!

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I would prefer a snail mail address.

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um...link to police report,

um...link to police report, news story, allegations.....anything!!!!

Describe this 'legal trouble'

Describe this 'legal trouble' he is in, otherwise, no.

Southern Agrarian

**For More Information, Please Contact "NoonebutRP"**

We (all those of us who were present at chat when the matter was brought to our attention) have tried to approach this in a practical way with the intention of preserving his identity/privacy as much as possible.

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That being said, for more information regarding the matter, please contact "NoonebutRP," via personal message or on the chatroom, thank you.
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deacon's picture

if all were active in chat

or just some were,that means it is not something private
but was made public.
Then if oyate needs help,it should be posted as to why he does.
There should be none of this smoke and mirrors,which this post
adheres to
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

He Didn't Give All His Info Away On Chat

He has always been reluctant to reveal important snippets of his identity/compromise his privacy in chat; we only seek to continue this in his absence (since we infer it's what he'd want - no smoke and mirrors in that).

It's already been made clear that you can private message "NoonebutRP" for further details: no one is fooling or hiding anything from anyone.

Hello Deacon :)

It was brought to our attention in chat, but details were discussed in "private chat" out of respect of his privacy. Which I hope most here would understand.

It has been listed who to contact for further information.

deacon's picture

really,i do understand

and i have "known" oyate for a while now,met him in another place
but doing the same thing as now (we are both happy,but not sure how grateful to be alive
most do understand,but most want to know where their money is going
i asked to that end,he doesn't need to explain anything to me,personal or otherwise.
anyways,will see what we can do on this end to help the cause
and thank you, for your time
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Something about this stinks

I might as well make a new thread telling people to buy a random book on amazon and donate to an unknown paypal address, anchoring all this to vague claims that a certain DP user (who hasn't even testified to any relation to this other account) is in some sort of vague trouble.

I don't like what Smudge Pot does here, either. He treats DP like a personal fucking blog, and I'm sick of seeing his overhyped self-congratulatory analysis threads.

I thought that was what the DP was all about?

A platform for anyone in the liberty movement to use to disseminate ideas?!

This doesn't stink, it is all

This doesn't stink, it is all true. DP is our blog and we all work together, so he is different? Why does that mean you need to be so aggressive and weird about it? Live and let live.

I am donating, he needs our help, if you want to learn more you can talk to NoonebutRP. Or you can private chat me.

Thanks to all who donate. It is up to you to do it and it is of course not an obligation, which is the beauty of this type of thing. Thanks for your VOLUNTARY efforts at helping someone we care about. thank you thank you.

If You Were Active on Chat...

If you were active on chat or have listened to Treubig's radio show when Smudge Pot was on:

You would clearly be able to tell a number of people who've commented here (including myself)/commented on his posts/made donations are friends of his, and he acknowledges them as such: I can personally attest to how welcoming and tolerant Smudge has been to me, which he himself had repeatedly said.

As for your discontentment with his writing style and emphasis, I hardly see that as a reason to denounce his character and those who associate with him (along with their honesty), both of which you probably know little of, as you've not talked to him personally/witnessed him in chat.

It would be nice to know what kind of trouble

he has encountered before donating to his cause.

I agree.... Did they make a

I agree.... Did they make a bad choice to be in this condition or did fate put them here? With freedom comes responsibility. We get to make our choices but also suffer the consequences of our choices.

I would think more people would be willing to chip in if they knew the basic details. If smudge's choice was to drink and drive I doubt the donations will roll in. If the police state is taking his child because they refused a vaccine that would be a whole different story.

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Bought the book

And sent in a small donation. Hoping that this helps; Smudge Pot, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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coffee_sponge's picture

Sent a small donation.

Hope it helps.