Straw Man Notes

STRAW MAN



Intro
Debt
Armed Svcs

Straw Man
Money
CreditCd Debt

Legalese
Government
IncomeTaxes
Escrow

Tax Rebellion
Creditor def.



Intro

Your Straw Man

1. Who meets there?
2. What do they do there?
3. Do they help you in any way?
4. When was slavery abolished?
5. Was slavery legal?
6. Are you in debt to a financial institution?

Here are the answers:
1. The serving officers of a commercial company.
2. They think up ways to take money and goods from you.
3. No, absolutely not, they help themselves and not you.
4. Slavery has NEVER been abolished and you yourself, are considered to be a slave right now.
5. Yes, slavery is "legal" although it is not "lawful" (you need to discover the difference).
6. No. You are NOT in debt to any financial institution.

Paying tax is OPTIONAL !!
Getting a licence is OPTIONAL !!
Registering a vehicle is OPTIONAL !!
Paying a fine is OPTIONAL !!
Attending a court is OPTIONAL !!

Every Mortgage and Loan is FULLY REPAID from day one - you can pay it again if you want to, but you ''t have to!!


Straw Man

Your Strawman was created when you were very young... it was meant to be a secret as it's purpose is to swindle you, and it has been used very effectively to do just that ever since it was created.

Your parents were fooled into thinking that they needed to register your birth and get a birth certificate for you. So, they APPLIED for a birth certificate, not understanding what would happen when they did.

According to the Local Authority:
1. They lost ownership of their baby (you).
2. They allowed a strawman to be created.

In actual fact, the “registration” is a contract and in reality, it is null and void because there was not full disclosure by the Local Authority, nor was there ‘intent to contract’ on the part of the parents.

[“There is no “application” for a Birth Certificate. The State creates one no matter what, with or without any parent providing information. The paper on which they provide information is called an information sheet, not an application. The parent signs only as informant, not as any applicant. The baby is not registered at all. Only the birth event is registered which is the birthing of the new fictitious entity Name being created by the State.

The State then issues you a certified COPY of the original which the State keeps as legal title to that fictitious entity Name. You merely USE the State owned legal “person” to conduct any commerce within the State regulated legal system of commerce, all of which is just fiction. Even when the parent signed as informant, that was not their signature they signed, but the signature for the fiction Name the State owns and created after they were born.

Everyone who has a copy of the birth certificate is authorised by the State to USE the State property Name and authorised to sign that Name FOR that Name. Everything you USE that Name for is all liability of the State. It is their property. They hold original legal title to it. The only reason everyone has problems from using that Name is only because they BELIEVE that is their property. So they make CLAIMS to that Name because of merely BELIEVING that is their property which is actually a false claim they make against State owned property.

Any time a CLAIM is made in any court that claim MUST be bonded or insured. So your CLAIM becomes your CONSENT where you pledge your body and/or property as your bond/insurance as surety against your CLAIM. When you lose they take your body and put it in jail while their bond created cures or they take your property to pay your loss in court for YOUR claim which you made! If you use their property Name properly and do not claim it or anything registered in that Name, then they have no consent from you and no claim by you and the State then must settle any claim against their property Name. It is as simple as that….

Any time a names has a Last Name included that is a fiction name. There is no last name for living men or women, ONLY a given name, first-middle. So unless there is ONLY a first-middle name where NO last name exists at all, then the name is not for a man or woman. It does not matter how it spelled at all. It only matters whether it includes a last name or not. That is what the difference between a name for a living being and a fiction name. You will not find a Birth Certificate that does not have a Last Name.

In fact, no name can BE the human. The human can only be CALLED BY a name. James is the name the human would be called by. There is no last name attached. The only way to properly refer to a human by a name is where you would have write, the man called by James. Man is man and woman is woman no matter what. Man is not James. Woman is not Jane. Man is only called by James and woman is only called by Jane.

James Martin or Jane Martin is fiction and has nothing at all to do with a living man or woman …. Of course, when one actually KNOWS THYSELF, then they know all those codes and statutes and their definitions are not important at all because they know none of it applies to them anyway. They '’t even volunteer any more as a participant to that fictitious Law Society because they know that it has nothing to do with them and they are not a party to it.”

So, what is a strawman? A strawman is a fictitious legal entity, created with the hope that as the child grows up, he will be fooled into believing that he is actually the strawman (which he most definitely is not) and pay all sorts of imaginary costs and liabilities which get attached to the strawman by con artists.

How is a strawman created? Well the mechanism involves that unnecessary birth certificate which the parents imagine is about, and belongs to, their baby (neither of which is actually true). If the baby has been named James and the family name is Martin, then you would expect the birth certificate to have the name James Martin written on it. If that is what is written on it, then all is well and it is a genuine birth certificate. However, if any other name is there, then the document is not a birth certificate but instead is the creation of a strawman masquerading as James Martin. The alternative entries might be any of the following examples: "JAMES MARTIN", "Mr James Martin", "Martin, Mr James" or anything else which is not exactly "James Martin" and nothing else.

Why create a strawman? The answer is 'in order to charge the strawman imaginary costs and penalties and fool the human James Martin into paying those amounts'. These imaginary charges include 'Income Tax', 'Council Tax', 'Inheritance Tax', 'Capital-Gains Tax', 'Road Tax', 'Import Tax', 'Value-Added Tax', 'Fuel Levy', 'Loan Interest', 'Bank Charges' and anything else that full-time professionals can think up and are confident that you will not notice that you never agreed to pay and ''t need to pay.

If you knew that they were optional, would you agree to:

Give most of your earnings away in taxes and similar charges?
Pay to own a vehicle?
Pay to own a television set?
Pay to drive on roads which were built with your money?
Be forced to join armed services if you are told to?
Send an army which is supposed to represent you, into another country to murder innocent people there?

Were you ever told that these things are optional? If you agree to represent your strawman, then these things become binding on you.

They are desperate to stop you from just walking away from their scam, and so they make every effort to connect you with the fiction which is your strawman because fictitious entities like commercial companies can't have any dealing with a real man or a real woman - they can only deal with another fiction like your strawman, and it is essential that they fool you into believing that you have to act on behalf of your strawman - which you ''t.

So to supposedly connect you to the strawman which they created for you when your birth was registered, they use the Legalese technique of conning you with the Name of the strawman. If you are ill-advised enough to go to a Court (which is a Corporate place of Business) as the accused, you will be asked to confirm your name, quoting the full name shown on your birth certificate, which is the LEGAL PERSONALITY. Titles such as Mr, Dr, Lord, PC, QC, or whatever are not asked for as they are not required. The “Accused” is actually the LEGAL PERSONALITY which is the name on the birth certificate, so when they ask for the person’s NAME, they are talking to the LEGAL PERSONALITY and not the human. This is because a human cannot exist in the legal world - only pieces of paper can, and that is something which they are very careful not to tell you.

This is a really key issue. Natural Law and Common Law are the only laws which apply to humans and they deal only with harming other people or causing them loss, and outside of those restrictions, a human has free and unlimited entitlement to do anything he chooses which complies with these principles. As opposed to this, Acts of Parliament, “Statutes” and Statutory Instruments “Contracts” do not apply to the human but only to the piece of paper which is the LEGAL PERSONALITY and which has no reality.

Please note that a British Birth Certificate states quite clearly that it is not evidence of identity, that means that, it has nothing to do with any human. Marked on it is “Crown Copyright” showing clearly that it does not belong to an individual and was created by the crown. This act of Registering a child, makes that child a “ward of the court” and the child can be taken away from the parents at any time.

Another trick they try to play on you is to imply that a Summons is something which you MUST obey while in fact, it is only an Invitation to attend their place of business. They are NOT inviting you, the man, but instead, they are inviting a LEGAL PERSONALITY to their place of business, and please note that there is a CHOICE as it is only an invitation.

You can’t be forced into a contract, so they have to deceive you into entering into one without understanding what you are doing.

If you look at the Summons (which is really an invitation) to go to court, you will see that it is not in your name, but in the name of the strawman which they are hoping to fool you into representing.



Legalese

Legalese: e.g. "Do you understand?" = "Do you stand under me?" meaning "Do you grant me authority over you so that you have to obey whatever I tell you to do?".

"Common Law" [like murder] vs "statutes" [like taxes, laws] and keeping them is optional for you

If you knew that they were optional, would you agree to:

Give most of your earnings away in taxes and similar charges?
Pay to own a vehicle?
Pay to own a television set?
Pay to drive on roads which were built with your money?
Be forced to join armed services if you are told to?
Send an army which is supposed to represent you, into another country to murder innocent people there?

Were you ever told that these things are optional? If you agree to represent your strawman, then these things become binding on you.

They are desperate to stop you from just walking away from their scam, and so they make every effort to connect you with the fiction which is your strawman because fictitious entities like commercial companies can't have any dealing with a real man or a real woman - they can only deal with another fiction like your strawman, and it is essential that they fool you into believing that you have to act on behalf of your strawman - which you ''t.

So to supposedly connect you to the strawman which they created for you when your birth was registered, they use the Legalese technique of conning you with the Name of the strawman. If you are ill-advised enough to go to a Court (which is a Corporate place of Business) as the accused, you will be asked to confirm your name, quoting the full name shown on your birth certificate, which is the LEGAL PERSONALITY. Titles such as Mr, Dr, Lord, PC, QC, or whatever are not asked for as they are not required. The “Accused” is actually the LEGAL PERSONALITY which is the name on the birth certificate, so when they ask for the person’s NAME, they are talking to the LEGAL PERSONALITY and not the human. This is because a human cannot exist in the legal world - only pieces of paper can, and that is something which they are very careful not to tell you.

This is a really key issue. Natural Law and Common Law are the only laws which apply to humans and they deal only with harming other people or causing them loss, and outside of those restrictions, a human has free and unlimited entitlement to do anything he chooses which complies with these principles. As opposed to this, Acts of Parliament, “Statutes” and Statutory Instruments “Contracts” do not apply to the human but only to the piece of paper which is the LEGAL PERSONALITY and which has no reality.



Government

Part of the secret is that what is supposed to be your 'government' is actually a privately owned, for-profit company and all that you do when voting, is help choose the serving officers inside that company.

e.g. The Devon and Cornwall Police is a company which has been taken over by a company owned by IBM which is paid an annual budget of £256,800,000 taken from members of the public.


They are desperate to stop you from just walking away from their scam, and so they make every effort to connect you with the fiction which is your strawman because fictitious entities like commercial companies can't have any dealing with a real man or a real woman - they can only deal with another fiction like your strawman, and it is essential that they fool you into believing that you have to act on behalf of your strawman - which you ''t.

So to supposedly connect you to the strawman which they created for you when your birth was registered, they use the Legalese technique of conning you with the Name of the strawman. If you are ill-advised enough to go to a Court (which is a Corporate place of Business) as the accused, you will be asked to confirm your name, quoting the full name shown on your birth certificate, which is the LEGAL PERSONALITY. Titles such as Mr, Dr, Lord, PC, QC, or whatever are not asked for as they are not required. The “Accused” is actually the LEGAL PERSONALITY which is the name on the birth certificate, so when they ask for the person’s NAME, they are talking to the LEGAL PERSONALITY and not the human. This is because a human cannot exist in the legal world - only pieces of paper can, and that is something which they are very careful not to tell you.

This is a really key issue. Natural Law and Common Law are the only laws which apply to humans and they deal only with harming other people or causing them loss, and outside of those restrictions, a human has free and unlimited entitlement to do anything he chooses which complies with these principles. As opposed to this, Acts of Parliament, “Statutes” and Statutory Instruments “Contracts” do not apply to the human but only to the piece of paper which is the LEGAL PERSONALITY and which has no reality.

Please note that a British Birth Certificate states quite clearly that it is not evidence of identity, that means that, it has nothing to do with any human. Marked on it is “Crown Copyright” showing clearly that it does not belong to an individual and was created by the crown. This act of Registering a child, makes that child a “ward of the court” and the child can be taken away from the parents at any time.

Another trick they try to play on you is to imply that a Summons is something which you MUST obey while in fact, it is only an Invitation to attend their place of business. They are NOT inviting you, the man, but instead, they are inviting a LEGAL PERSONALITY to their place of business, and please note that there is a CHOICE as it is only an invitation.

You can’t be forced into a contract, so they have to deceive you into entering into one without understanding what you are doing.

If you look at the Summons (which is really an invitation) to go to court, you will see that it is not in your name, but in the name of the strawman which they are hoping to fool you into representing.



Debt

Dealing With "Debt"

If you think that you are in debt, then you can get out of it if you are willing to stand up for your rights.

You need to remember that any financial institution is a legal fiction and does not actually exist. As a result of this, it can only deal with other legal fictions (essentially, other pieces of paper) and it can't have any dealings with a man or a woman as they are not legal fictions.

Mortgage. Two signatures... He starts getting letters from the bank saying that he must pay the arrears immediately and keep up with the payments in future... Write back immediately and say that you agree to pay any financial obligation which you might lawfully owe, ON CONDITION that they:

1. Provide validation of the debt, that is, the actual accounting.
2. Verification of their claim against you, that is, a signed Invoice.
3. A copy of the Contract binding both parties (you and them), and send that letter by recorded delivery so that there is an independent witness to it having been delivered."

Every letter you write should be marked clearly "Without Prejudice" which means that you reserve all your lawful rights and accept no contract unless it is shown to be lawful by meeting the four conditions essential to a lawful, binding contract, namely:

1. Full Disclosure (you were not told that you were actually creating the credit with your signature)

2. Equal Consideration (they brought nothing of value to the table and so have nothing to lose)

3. Lawful Terms and Conditions (yours were actually based on fraud), and

4. The signatures of both parties (corporations can't sign because they have no Right or Mind to contract since they are soul-less legal fictions, and no third party can sign a contract on their behalf)

agreeing to pay, provided that evidence of a lawful debt can be produced, stops him being taken to court because courts only adjudicate between parties who are in dispute, and as James has agreed to pay, there is no dispute

The bank is now in trouble as it has been running a con game on James and so can't produce the documents for which James has asked.

a loan agreement is a contract and so there has to be full disclosure of all the details (which there wasn't), both sides have to put up something of equal worth (which didn't happen) and the contract has to be signed by both parties (which the bank can't do).

The bank will probably send a Statement of what it wants James to believe is the outstanding amount. James should return this with a polite note saying that a Statement is not an Invoice, so would they please provide a signed Invoice as requested.

They will also probably send a photocopy of his Loan Application form, at which point James should write back and point out politely that it does not constitute a contract as it is only signed by one of the parties (himself) and he has asked for a copy of the Contract signed by both parties.

The bank is likely to go silent at this point and stop corresponding with James. James should then write again, requesting that the necessary documents be sent to him within the next fourteen (or perhaps 28) days, and if that does not happen, then he will consider the debt to be fully discharged.

The bank will either remain silent or write back to say that the debt is fully discharged. If the bank tries phoning, then just tell them politely that you only wish to deal with this matter in writing, and ring off.

If the bank remains silent for the stated period, then James should write back stating that due to the bank's failure to provide the necessary evidence of a lawful debt within the reasonable time provided, that James now considers that the debt is fully discharged and ask the bank to confirm that in writing.

The bank will normally write back confirming that the debt is fully discharged and that there is nothing owing and if it does not do that, then it will just stop asking for any further payments.



Strike Debt! You are not a loan. Strike Debt is a nationwide movement of debt resisters fighting for economic justice and democratic freedom.

Debt is a tie that binds the 99%. With stagnant wages, systemic unemployment, and public service cuts, we are forced to go into debt for the basic things in life — and thus surrender our futures to the banks.

Debt is major source of profit and power for Wall Street that works to keep us isolated, ashamed, and afraid.

Using direct action, research, education, and the arts, we are coming together to challenge this illegitimate system while imagining and creating alternatives. We want an economy in which our debts are to our friends, families, and communities — and not to the 1%.

We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: education, health care, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it.

We also oppose debt because it is an instrument of exploitation and political domination. Debt is used to discipline us, deepen existing inequalities, and reinforce gendered, racial,and other social hierarchies. Every Strike Debt action is designed to weaken the institutions that seek to divide us and benefit from our division. As an alternative to this predatory system, Strike Debt advocates a just and sustainable economy, based on common goods, mutual aid, and public affluence.

Strike Debt is an offshoot of the Occupy [Wall Street] movement. It respects many of the principles that were adopted by Occupy participants from other non-hierarchical movements. These include: political autonomy; direct democracy; direct action; a culture of solidarity, creative openness, and commitment to anti-oppressive conduct and language. We struggle for a world without ableism, homophobia, racism, sexism, transphobia, and all forms of oppression.

The Debt Collective

Strike Debt! Facebook

Rolling Jubilee Debt collective: We have raised $701,317 and abolished $31,982,455.76 of Debt.

Can I Buy My Own Debt for Pennies on the Dollar? During the past few years, there has been a growing awareness of how unpaid debts get bought and sold. The fact that debts can be purchased for steep discounts by investors and collection companies — who then work to collect the full balances owed — has led to some meaningful discussions, and increased scrutiny of debt buying,

There have also been some interesting efforts to raise public awareness of debt resale markets, and a petition was even started to support the idea that people should be able to buy their own debts. So what gives? If debt buyers can buy your debt at basement prices, why can’t you?

Can You Buy Your Own Debt for Pennies on the Dollar? John Oliver created a sensation when he bought $15 million of medical debt owed by 9,000 Americans and forgave it on national television. Oliver and his "Last Week Tonight" producers created a phony debt-buying company and paid less than $60,000 to buy a portfolio containing millions of dollars of consumer debt, shining light on the shady practices of the debt-buying industry.

But can individual consumers buy up their own debt at a steep discount? No such luck.

"Even if consumers could afford to purchase whole portfolios of debt, they wouldn't know which portfolios contain their individual account," says Kuehnhoff. "Consumer can certainly call up the original creditor or debt collector and try to negotiate a better rate or a payment plan. But they are unlikely to accept pennies on the dollar as payment for the debt."

Further, the type of very cheap debt that you hear about is generally old (no payment has been made on it for at least a year) and has been sold at least a couple of times. Credit.com points out that the benefits of buying your own debt (like not reporting yourself to a credit agency or adding interest to the amount owed) could also be had by trying to negotiate with your creditors at the earliest stages of debt collection.



Money

What is money?

Originally in England, the unit of money was called "one pound sterling"... you could always take these notes to a bank and ask for them to be cashed, and what happened then was that the bank would hand you the equivalent weight of sterling silver in exchange for the notes.

Today, the currency in England is still "bank notes" which are certainly easier to carry around, but there is one very important difference. These notes are issued by the private company called "The Bank of England". However, if you were to take one of their bank notes to the premises of that company and ask for it to be cashed, all that they would do is give you another note with the same number of pounds written on it, or alternatively, some other notes with smaller numbers printed on them. This is because, unlike the original bank notes, there is nothing of any physical value backing up the bank notes of today - they are only worth the physical paper on which they are printed.

It actually gets worse than that. What happens most commonly nowadays is that they do not even bother printing those pieces of paper. Now, they just tap some numbers into a computer record, or if they are old-fashioned enough, they write the numbers into a ledger. What do those numbers represent? Nothing at all - they have no actual value, in other words, just as much value as if you typed them into your own computer - quite meaningless. And yet, a bank or other financial institution will merrily "lend" you those numbers in return for years of your work - now isn't that really generous of them? What you must understand that what they lent you was actually valueless.

The "money" is in fact, not the property of the bank as it had been created out of nothing as soon as the loan agreement was signed. That is, the money does not come out of the bank's existing assets as the bank is simply inventing it and in reality, the bank is putting up nothing of it's own, except for a theoretical liability on paper.

The bank, in combination with the (privately owned commercial company called) "The Federal Reserve Bank", creats the entire amount of the loan in credit in it's own books by means of a bookkeeping entry, the money and credit coming into existence when they created it. No United States Law or Statute existed which gave the bank the right to do this.

A lawful consideration must exist and must be tendered to support the loan agreement. There had been no lawful consideration put forward by the bank and so the debt is void.

When someone makes an application for a mortgage or any other loan [or credit?], the applicant's signature is required on the application form before the loan is approved. That signed application is a valuable piece of paper which the bank can lodge in it's accounts as a credit to the bank for the amount of the loan. The bank could just keep that application form and stay £100,000 or whatever, ahead, but they want more, much more. They want the borrower to pay them that same amount again and not only the amount of the supposed "loan" but significant extra in interest. Why do you think that they are so keen to lend you "money" - they are even willing to lend to people with very poor credit records as there is no way that the bank can lose out on the deal, no matter what happens.

Now, if you were to apply for a loan (mortgage or otherwise) for £100,000 from the bank, they would give you an application form which is set out in such a way that you have to fill in the strawman's name rather than your own - separate boxes with one of them containing "Mr" and they may even require you to fill the form in using block capitals. You may think that the capitals are so that they can read you writing or perhaps, to make it easier for it to be entered into a computer, but the name in those capital letters belongs to the strawman and not to you. You have actually just made an application on behalf of the strawman and not on behalf of yourself!

You might wonder why they would want to do that. After all, what could they ever get from the strawman? Well, you might be surprised. When the strawman was incorporated they assigned a large monetary value to it, possibly £100,000,000 and they have been trading on the stock market on behalf of the strawman ever since, and you know how many years that has been. So, very surprisingly, in their opinion, the little fellow is really very rich, and you have just authorised them to take the amount of your loan application from the strawman's account. So before the bank passes you any money, it has already got it's money from the strawman account and entered it in it's books as a £100,000 Credit to your loan account. They then place £100,000 into your loan account as a Debit. Interestingly, that loan account is now balanced and could easily be closed off as a completed deal.

This is where the sneaky part comes in. To get the money out of your account, you have to write and sign a cheque for £100,000 on that account [or charge something on credit]. What does the bank do with cheques which you sign? It assigns them to the account as an asset of the bank, and suddenly, the bank is ahead by £100,000 because the cheque is in the name of the strawman who can supply the bank with almost any amount of money. But it doesn't end there...

The bank is confident that you know so little about what is going on that you will pay them anything up to £100,000 over the years, against what you believe you owe them! If that happens, then they have made yet another £100,000 for the bank. To make things even better for them, they want you to pay them interest on the money which you (''t actually) owe them. Overall, they make a great deal of money when you borrow from them, so perhaps you can see now why banks make hundreds of millions in profit each year.

Please ''t feel that you are ripping the banks off if you ''t pay them what they are asking you to pay - they have already recovered everything paid out before you start paying them for the second or third time. [To say nothing of all the interest you have paid them!]

* Removing the Veil "I personally have a Social Security number and an Australian Birth Certificate number and a strawman bond under both. In one I have 577 million U.S. Dollars and in the other just over one billion. If you search for your information it is important to enter your numbers correctly otherwise it will not recognise them. You must enter the in 3 numerals and then a space and the last as 2, 3 or 4 to open the bond. Then scroll down the page until you come to Search and log in to find the total value. Spending on the bond there may have two search buttons. Check both to find the value”.

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The Slavery System: Whether we realized it or not, until recently, we were all ‘legally’ debt or ‘labor’ slaves, as were our parents, our grandparents and great grandparents before us.

Since 1933 every new child born was required to be ‘registered’, thereby creating a Corporate Person, effectively denying that child any rights as an owner of Real Property. The act of registering a child contracted them as chattel, and the birth record was a deceptive legal way of getting the parents to sign the baby away. The birth record was in fact a promissory note that was converted into a slave bond, which was then sold to a private reserve bank effectively giving ownership of the child to the bank.

Each new baby’s contract was sealed by either a drop of their blood or by an ink impression of their foot onto the birth record. This ‘signature’ was used to create their lifetime value, evidenced by their labor and the taxes and costs of that labor as monetized currency – all designed to keep people in servitude for their entire lifetime.

The banks have been the modern slave owners and as the saying goes, “He who owns the debt owns the people.” The way the Slavery System was imposed on us meant that even if we did end up paying off our house or our car, we never actually owned it, because our right to any Real Property ownership was given away at the registration of our birth.

This has been legal process since 1540 via something called a Cestui Que (Vie) Trust, and this was still in effect until the recent UCC Rulings changed the legal landscape and reinstated the un-rebuttable fact that no-one can own our ‘selves or own our bodies.

The slavery system remained intact for so long because of educational doctrines, the influence of our community at large and because so many people accepted and embraced their slavery by waiting for others to help them or to tell them what they should/could or should/could not do. Enforcers like the police and courts made sure we stayed within the slavery system and incarcerated us if we chose to live as FREE individuals.

Comment: noel says According to BLACKLAWS DICTIONARY a person is a Corporation, when you were registered your name lets say was john wayne the family name dillion. They changed it to MR. JOHN WAYNE DILLION all capital letters that is how you write Corporate names all capitals. They always address you this way and you never give it another thought, because you think that it is you, it is not. All Corporations operate under Commercial law or UCC. As a human being they have no power over you unless you give your consent, their power over you is when you answer to your STRAWMAN name or Corporate Capital letter name, you then are operating under commercial law. Corporations can only make laws for there employees. As far as registering child ,car, truck etc. you are registering it as their chattal so they can use it as equity when they borrow, that in it’s self says they own you and yours and can do as they want = enslavement. That’s what I’ve been taught, but I stand to be corrected if wrong. Always sign your name after writing Without Prejudice on anything, a tip from Heather. Cheers hope that helps a little.

Awumdah says : I AM an example of how “Without Prejudice/All Rights Reserved” signed on traffic tickets works. See Awumdah freedom story. I have been driving without I.D. registration, insurance, or driving license for 16 months. I’ve been stopped and given citations 7 in all and appeared in court 2 times.

I do carry an affidavit of reservation of rights I downloaded filled out and registered in the Tulsa county clerks office. But the reason I have been able to beat the citations is because I did not enter a contract by signing the citations, reg. my car, or using their license, I drive by my unalienable rights (liberty) given US by our creator.

When ever I’m stopped I just give the officer my “Affidavit of Reservation of right, and a forecloser notice, and say “Sir you were foreclosed, or you '’t know?” I explain as best I can what happened more then a year ago, sign the citation “Without Prejudice or All Rights Reserved.” I then show up in court and tell the allege judge that the charging instrument (citation) is not valid and give him a copy of my affidavit, and try to introduce the forecloser notice before I walk away. Of course I always have my other tools “Declaration and Order and Declaration of Facts.”

“Believe it or not” it works, because without a signed citation they have no “personal jurisdiction”. Am still not able to get them to except the “Forecloser Notice” but I AM working on it. I think the next time I’ll just show the forecloser notice and challenge jurisdiction based upon that alone. If it fails I can always show him the unsigned citation.

I went into court just 2 days ago and tried by just standing up until asked to be seated, then I just walked up and presented the Notice, but that just got me thrown out of court. The A-judge wanted to know my last name and I said, so as not to be in contempt for lying, “I '’t have first hand knowledge of a last name” and proceeded to give him the notice.

BANKING How you were unwittingly robbed and cheated your whole life

The banking system is a constant forum for fraudulent contracts and coercive commerce worldwide. Henry Ford 'telegraphed' to people, the thievery and deceit of the U.S. banking system when he said, “It is well enough that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”

Head of the IMF Christine Lagarde in court charged with embezzlement and fraud by Peter Allen, Lon' Evening Standard, 23 May 2013

The head of the International Monetary Fund arrived in the dock of a Paris courtroom today as she braced herself to be formally charged with embezzlement and fraud. Christine Lagarde’s humiliation is not only a massive personal blow which could lead to her resignation, but one which will plunge the world’s banking system into further ignominy.

Former President of The World Bank Makes Stunning Confession

The former President of The World Bank, James Wolfensohn, makes stunning confessions as he addresses graduate students at Stanford University. He reveals the inside hand of world domination from past, to present and into the future. The speech was made January 11, 2010. The first video to the right is an excerpt of the full speech. When watching the first video one might say the next 19 minutes may open your mind to a very deliberate world.

Wolfensohn tells the grad students what's coming, "A Tectonic Shift" in wealth from the West to the East. Wolfensohn claimed that in the next 40 years, a global power shift will see today's leading economic countries drop from having 80% of the world's income to 35%.

But he doesn't tell the students that his institution, The World Bank, is directing and channeling these changes. Wolfensohn's own investment firm is in China, poised to profit from this "Imminent Shift" in Global wealth

History of Banking

Modern Money Mechanics A Workbook on Bank Reserves and Deposit Expansion

Government Corporations: Pillage and Debauchery at the cost of the 'peasants' Government is a profit enterprise, its purpose being to syphon money from your Do’ing and BE’ing through taxes, fees and fines but worse, they are selling that slavery debt to global corporations. It recorded in governments’ books as ‘revenue’. Most countries are registered on the US stock exchange as negotiable instruments that even have to submit an annual company report. The increase in revenue the ‘government’ expects to gain from the additional taxes, fees, fines is also listed in annual report they post to SEC.

Comments: The 13 Amendment proves you do not need a lawyer…

noel says : We all have to learn how to use the documents first, if you '’t know then you may end up in jail. For the time been keep using your license and ID cards. '’t go into their Courts, give everyone involved a flyer and Courtesy Notice with your terms and conditions, every time they respond invoice them, keep records of registered letters, dates, amounts. Do not CONSENT to anything and do not answer to your CORPORATE CAPITAL LETTER NAME your name is Caroline only. Read Mary Crofts book she is fantastic at it, you will find her somewhere on the I/uv site here somewhere cheers.

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Steve was thrown in jail for filing the $279 Trillion dollar Lien. They also arrested his wife Sandra who is 71 years old. Court case is tomorrow, ought to be interesting Judges going up against Judges. Please '’t take this information lightly, these people are risking their lives, for this word we call FREEDOM.

This lien has an S.E.C. trace number of 2640220. It MUST be answered by January 15th 2016, or the Lien Debtors must pay 279 Trillion dollars to the Lien Claimants, the American people. This document can NOT be reviewed by any “court” as it is a commercial affidavit operating in the land jurisdiction, and under commercial law.

There is NO statute of limitations on fraud. Fraud vitiates and cancels all contracts that it touches. This might be the very last chance we have to solve the problems of out of control “government” in America by peaceful means.

Sidney says : Just found this info.. I have many questions!! How do I use the documents to get out of my debt?! And what does this mean for living in this society? And I read somewhere that each of us has $10,000,000,000 owed to us, is that true? And where on the Internet can I find the filings on the UCC website so my husband believes me..?

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You need to remember that any financial institution is a legal fiction and does not actually exist. As a result of this, it can only deal with other legal fictions (essentially, other pieces of paper) and it can't have any dealings with a man or a woman as they are not legal fictions. It is also important to understand what passes for money nowadays. Let's say our trusty friend James Martin goes looking for a loan and he fills in an application form with the Swindle Bank Limited for £10,000. Interestingly, the form which he is asked to sign, says that he has already received the £10,000 although the loan has not yet been approved.

The next day, the loan is approved and James is handed a cheque which he is asked to sign and lodge to his account with the bank. We won't follow up on that very interesting procedure at this time, but please remember that he has now provided two signatures for £10,000 in the strawman name, and all he has received is a 1 and four zeros in the accounts of the Swindle Bank Limited.

The bank is now in trouble as it has been running a con game on James and so can't produce the documents for which James has asked. A loan agreement is a contract and so there has to be full disclosure of all the details (which there wasn't), both sides have to put up something of equal worth (which didn't happen) and the contract has to be signed by both parties (which the bank can't do). So, the bank has a real problem.

If you ''t keep paying them money earned by your very real work, then they will attempt to take your house and possessions away from you. This won't happen if you understand that what they lent you was actually valueless.

In court, Jerome challenged the right of the bank to foreclose on his home which had been purchased with a loan from the bank. Jerome argued that any mortgage contract required that both parties (that is, himself and the bank), to put up a legitimate form of property for the exchange. In legal language, that is called a legitimate "consideration" put forward by both parties to the contract.

Jerome explained that the "money" was in fact, not the property of the bank as it had been created out of nothing as soon as the loan agreement was signed. That is, the money does not come out of the bank's existing assets as the bank is simply inventing it and in reality, the bank is putting up nothing of it's own

Mr Morgan admitted that no United States Law or Statute existed which gave him the right to do this. A lawful consideration must exist and must be tendered to support the loan agreement. The jury found that there had been no lawful consideration put forward by the bank and so the court rejected the bank's application for foreclosure and Jerome Daly kept his home.

if a company starts demanding payment of large sums of money, you start by asking them to provide the "accounting" for the deal. In other words, you are asking them to show in writing that they provided something of genuine worth as their side of the loan contract. As they invented the money as numbers in their books with no real worth attached to those numbers, they are in deep trouble as they can't comply with your demand to see their accounting for the deal.

if you were to apply for a loan (mortgage or otherwise) for £100,000 from the bank, they would give you an application form which is set out in such a way that you have to fill in the strawman's name rather than your own - separate boxes with one of them containing "Mr" and they may even require you to fill the form in using block capitals. You may think that the capitals are so that they can read you writing or perhaps, to make it easier for it to be entered into a computer, but the name in those capital letters belongs to the strawman and not to you. You have actually just made an application on behalf of the strawman and not on behalf of yourself!

When the strawman was incorporated they assigned a large monetary value to it, possibly £100,000,000 and they have been trading on the stock market on behalf of the strawman ever since

they want you to pay them interest on the money which you (''t actually) owe them.

Dealing With The Police

Things have changed now that Police Forces have become commercial organisations, dedicated to producing a profit by taking money from you in the form of Fixed Penalty Notices, Speeding Fines, Parking Fines and any number of other charges.

As each individual Police Force is a commercial company.. it has no authority to enforce anything, any more than a Mc'alds has.

these thousands of invented offences ''t apply to anybody unless they agree to be bound by them... The normal first attempt to establish this spurious dominance of the police officer is by him asking for your name. This is NOT an innocent question and it is essential that you are very careful in what you say as there are verbal Legalese booby traps all over the place.

One suitable reply is "The law does not require me to provide that information" which is entirely correct and avoids pitfall number one, and no matter how often the question is asked, the answer is always the same.

It is also vitally important not to argue with a police officer as that is another Legalese booby trap which makes you subject to the thousands of hateful regulations designed to part you from your money. So, only answer questions (ideally with a non-aggressive question) and ''t volunteer any information at all.

If the police officer says "You were exceeding the speed limit", you could say "Was I?" as you ''t argue, nor do you point out that Common Law does not require anyone to keep to speed limits, obey road signs, park only where directed, etc.

As mentioned before, if the police officer says "DO YOU UNDERSTAND?" then your response should be "NO! I DO NOT STAND UNDER YOU IN THIS MATTER". As before, the question is a Legalese trap and has nothing whatsoever to do with understanding anything which has been said.

Under Common Law, AN OFFENCE HAS ONLY BEEN COMMITTED IF THERE IS A VICTIM (somebody who has been killed or injured, had possessions damaged or stolen or who has been defrauded). So, if the police officer keeps pushing you to agree to pay his company money when you ''t need to, then a good question to ASK MIGHT BE "WHO IS THE VICTIM?".

An alternative is to ask "WHAT IS THE CHARGE, OR AM I FREE TO GO?". If you stick to these things, then the police officer has nothing to work on as you have not agreed to be bound by statutes, YOU HAVE NOT PROVIDED A NAME AND ADDRESS FOR HIM TO WRITE ON AN INVOICE (or "Fixed Penalty Notice" as they like to call it) and you have not entered into a "controversy" by arguing with him or into "dishonour" by refusing him point blank.

There is one other thing, and that is, without being aggressive or offensive in any way, YOU MUST NOT DO ANYTHING WHICH HE TELLS YOU TO DO because if you do, then those charming Legalese people can see that as you agreeing to "stand under" him and become subject to his "legal" (not "lawful") authority, and so become liable

In any situation which does not involve Common Law, the police officer is on his own, acting as an individual and as such is wide open to action against him either under Common Law if he is acting unlawfully or by civil court action if his actions warrant it.



Taxes

Income Tax

Income Tax was introduced as a temporary measure in connection with a war (and who organises wars?). It has never been removed and yet the country did not seem to have any major problems when there was no Income Tax. The EMPLOYEES OF THE COMMERCIAL COMPANY WHICH RUNS THE COUNTRY - those people who take the title of Member of Parliament or some similar meaningless title, spend a lot of time thinking up "new legislation" which if it can be introduced without too many people noticing it, will become a "statute". I suggest that THE MAIN INTENTION OF ALL LEGISLATION IS TO PROVIDE A SMOKE-SCREEN TO HIDE ADDITIONAL CHARGES WHICH MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE REQUIRED TO PAY. An argument can be that "you elected" those politicians, so you must abide by whatever they dictate... the reality is that everything that does happen is dictated by the (non-elected) owners of the companies in charge.

Vice The vast majority of income taxes collected by the federal government isn't going to the poor at all—unless prison now counts as public housing—but to a military that enjoys a budget just about equal to what the rest of the world spends on guns and bombs combined.

Corporations, the only legal persons who seem to doing well these days, ''t consider it their civic duty to contribute to the federal government. Offshore tax shelters and creative accounting practices have helped 57 of the top 500 companies in the United States pay an effective tax rate of zero. And that makes the rest of us look like suckers. If the planet's wealthiest corporations aren't paying their taxes, why should a short-order cook at Denny's?

America's priorities are such that more income tax revenue goes to the Pentagon than any other government program. (The things people in need actually benefit from, like Social Security and Medicare, are funded largely by other taxes.) Factor in the cost of caring for veterans and paying interest on all that debt racked up from a century of almost constant war, and you'll find that close to half of the money collected from federal income tax is devoted to covering the expense of armed conflict in one way or another.

Refusing to give your money to a government that can literally print money might not change things in the short term. But war-tax resisters, as people who refuse to pay federal income taxes as a form of protest are known, have decided they have no choice in the matter: They can’t in good conscience financially support a system that spends billions of dollars on machines of death while millions of people go hungry, and they ''t believe a politician's failure to act takes away their own responsibility to do whatever they can.

“I wouldn't kill another person myself—and to pay someone else to kill people in my name with my tax dollars, it's essentially the same thing,” said David Hartsough, a Quaker peace activist in his 70s. “I ''t have to look at the blood,” he told me over the phone, “but the blood is on my hands.”

Of course, the taxes one pays without a fight will go into the same pot as the money the IRS takes by force, letter or not. Hartsough knows that his civil disobedience alone won't make a dent in a trillion-dollar war machine, but that's sort of beside the point: He wants it to be known he doesn't support this system—that he doesn't want any blood on his hands. And besides, if we’re ever going to get to a point where there are enough people resisting that it can make a difference, someone has to go first.

“Even if there's just one of us or ten of us or a thousand or a million, we have to live by the highest truth that we understand,” said Hartsough. “It's an act of personal witness, but if enough people did this we could stop the war machine in this country. Instead of waiting until everyone else does something you feel is right, you have a responsibility to set an example.”

Hartsough still pays his state and local taxes, because, while state and local governments may now have SWAT teams with tanks, they do not yet have armed Predator drones—and you do have to pick your battles.

He doesn’t just pocket the money he refuses to pay the IRS, either; he deposits it in an escrow account called the People's Life Fund, one of the many ways a tax resister can put his money toward a good cause while keeping open the option of taking it back should those letters from the government become sufficiently threatening.

Imagine if the tremendous resources devoted toward building the weapons of war were spent on, say, anything else. The US government is wealthy enough that it could make a serious dent in hunger and poverty across the globe if it focused on such things. Instead, it is set to spend $1.5 trillion on a fighter jet that may not even work while billions are cut from the food-stamp program.

It's no surprise, then, that many people are so fed up with a system that prioritizes bombing the poor over feeding them that they embrace tax resistance, unwilling to wait around for the change promised by a politician every two to four years.

What’s surprising is how infrequently these war-tax resisters are actually bothered by the government. The state has a nasty bite, but it relies primarily on its bark: those form letters spit out by an IRS computer.

Most of the time, the IRS will respond to a letter politely explaining one's refusal to bankroll evil with a collective, institutional shrug. If someone's open about what she’s doing and not just stashing her money in an offshore tax shelter, she won’t face prison time. And the privileged few with decent jobs in this post-job economy could see money from their bank account seized and their wages garnished—but even that’s not necessarily going to happen.

“They've never actually 'e anything,” Erica Weiland, a 30-year-old activist from Seattle, Washington, told me when I asked her about the consequences of her tax resistance... And while she’s received a few letters, she’s never responded, nor had a problem. Freed from the burden of paying for broken fighter jets, she has been able to give money instead to those causes she believes in, which, she said, is “one of the things that's the most rewarding about being a war-tax resister.”

Weiland learned about tax resistance while working with the group Food Not Bombs, which helps feed the homeless in cities across the United States (at least where its activities are not banned). She met a war refugee from Sri Lanka who refused to accept anything more than room and board as payment for his labor, not wanting to contribute in any way to the sort of violence he witnessed firsthand—funded, in part, by the US government. If a poor immigrant could do it, Weiland decided she could too, and she hopes her actions will send a message that Americans are not as powerless as popularly imagined. “I want to show people that there's more that we can do to resist war and stop military actions than just marching and sending letters to Congress,” she said.

This type of activism is nothing new, and the government has taken notice before. During the war in Vietnam, as many as 500,000 people engaged in war-tax resistance, with most simply refusing to a pay a nominal tax on their phone bill. While most got away with it, the IRS tried to set a lot of examples, in one case seizing and auctioning off someone’s car over an unpaid tax bill of $1.25.

That's a reminder that there are still risks associated with not paying one’s taxes, particularly if the government begins to fear those individual acts of civil disobedience could cascade into a broader rejection of civil authority.

But even the truly risk-averse—those who like making more than a poverty wage but also live in fear of an audit—have an easy form of resistance available to them: not letting the government withhold taxes from their paycheck. This is just sound financial advice, actually. If you stop overpaying the IRS—which is what you are doing if you receive a refund—and instead stash your money away in a the lowest of low-interest savings account until you need it again on April 15, you will end up with more dead presidents in your pocket than if you had let the government just borrow that money for free.

Whatever you do, whichever amount of risk you choose to accept, at least consider something that Hartsough told me: “We all have a responsibility to listen to our own conscience, and if that lands us in jail or means economic hardship, that’s not as bad as the curse of having killed people.”

Andrew Newman always pays his taxes, even if he hates what the government is doing with them. But not this year. For him, 'ald Trumpis the dealbreaker. He’ll pay his city and state taxes but will refuse to pay federal income tax as a cry of civil disobedience against the president and his new administration.

Newman is not alone. A nascent movement has been detected to revive the popularity of tax resistance – last seen en masse in America during the Vietnam war but which has been, sporadically, a tradition in the US and beyond going back many centuries.

“My tax money will be going towards putting up a wall on the Mexican border instead of helping sick people. It will contribute to the destruction of the environment and maybe more nuclear weapons. I think there will be a redistribution of wealth from the middle class to the wealthy elite and Trump’s campaign for the working man and woman was an absolute fraud. If you pay taxes you are implicated in the system,” said Newman, an associate professor of English and history at Stony Brook University on Long Island, part of the State University of New York.

But some people are bound to get the collywobbles when they look at Randy Kehler. He spent 10 weeks in a county jail in Massachusetts in the early 1990s after years of very publicly refusing to pay taxes in protest at war spending (he also spent 22 months in federal prison for refusing to cooperate with the Vietnam war draft).

In 1989, the feds had tried to seize his house. In a long legal battle, he ended up behind bars, only getting out when the authorities finally auctioned off his and his wife’s house.

Tax Rebellion: When War is Illegal Paying Tax is a Warcrime Most taxpayers know that evading tax is a crime, but how many of us know that paying tax, council tax, fines, PAYE, can also be a war crime?

Under the international laws of war, it is a criminal offense to pay tax to a government which is waging illegal war.

So we start wars, in the name of "peacekeeping", "getting rid of a dictator" or "fighting a war on terror". But by doing this, the only war we're fighting is with reality. 1.5million Iraqi, Afghan and Libyan men, women and children have died as a result of our last three illegal wars. Humanity can no longer sustain the psychopathic activities of those in charge. We need to change the system.

The good news is that you and I can actually do something to take the power back. We may not have the courage to do this today, or even tomorrow, but at some point soon, people will start to see the necessity of it.

We--all of us, the 99%, and we're pretty sure that at some point even the 1% will see the logic of it, because you can’t eat fabricated money – can withhold our taxes from these pointless, desperate, redundant, dead-eyed governments. And we can transfer our money from the large multinational banks, and put it in the hands of ethical local banks, and start to grow the real economy. We’ll have to give up on the growth model, and replace it with well-being, happiness and community.

We need to think local and small-scale, not so much overthrowing the system as neatly side-stepping it, and rendering it irrelevant.

A tax rebellion also brought about the founding of the United States of America, the end of the Vietnam War and the demise of the poll tax. If you take the fuel out of the system – ie, the money – governments are powerless.

But is a tax rebellion legal?

Yes. The reason a tax rebellion is absolutely legal is precisely because of our wars of aggression. Under the laws of war, every citizen is forbidden from taking part in war on the side of the aggressor. This means you are legally bound to disobey the orders of any governments that support or take part in an illegal war.

It’s about personal responsibility.

In short, our government’s illegal wars of aggression provide the legal basis for the tax rebellion – although the protest is about so much more. It’s about creating a system where every individual is engaged, useful, contributing and passionate. Where everyone matters, and no one is a cog in a machine, unthinkingly keeping our heads down.

But are our wars illegal?
Yes. In fact, each of the wars against Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya is illegal on six grounds. They violate the Treaty for the Renunciation of War as well as the UN Charter – and because they’ve led to the killing of 1.5 million adults and 450,000 children and counting, this means that our governments and NATO have committed murder, war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

How do we withhold our taxes?

The legal way of doing it is through an escrow account. This is something that exists in law for when two parties are in dispute.

You pay your taxes, lawfully, into an escrow account. By doing this, you are fulfilling your legal duty to pay tax, but you are also fulfilling your legal duty to make sure it’s not spent on illegal activities. The money is only released from the escrow account when the government has withdrawn the troops and agreed to our other demands for a better society.

Legal Document notifying the government of your litigation and escrow account.

At the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal it was stated that ‘individuals have international duties’ which transcend allegiance to their individual nation state. This makes it clear that each citizen has a responsibility to ensure their own personal conduct does not breach international law which overrides the laws of their own governments.

the Nuremberg Principles, principle six of which clearly defines the crimes which are ‘punishable under international law’: crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. These joined the offence of genocide as the world’s worst crimes.

1998 the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Article 25 of the Rome Statute states that a person is criminally liable who ‘aids, abets or assists’ in the commission of such a crime ‘including providing the means for its commission.’

New Site for tax rebellion: Make Wars History In law it is widely accepted throughout the world that if you become aware of, or have reasonable cause to suspect, that an organisation or person is involved in criminal activity, and yet you continue to fund and support said organisation or person, then you are guilty of committing a crime by association – commonly known as an ‘accessory’ or ‘abettor’ and committing an ‘ancillary offence’.

The tax I pay should be for peace, not war I have the right not to kill during military conflict. So why am I forced to pay for others to do so on my behalf?

July 2016. Last year. A day after parliament voted to renew the Trident nuclear weapons programme, Ruth Cadbury MP raises the uncomfortable truth that everyone who pays for war is complicit in it, especially when most violence is achieved technologically rather than by soldiers on a battlefield. She proposes a solution – the “taxes for peace” bill. It recognises that those who are compelled by thought, conscience or religion to refuse to kill are also compelled on the same basis to refuse to pay for others to kill on their behalf.

It would enable people who identify as conscientious objectors to redirect the military portion of their taxes to peaceful means of conflict resolution. Money is manpower on the modern battlefield. We as taxpayers are conscripted to fight it. With this new conscription must come a new right to conscientious objection.

Practical War Tax Resistance #1--Controlling Federal Income Tax Withholding Many people feel they should resist militarism by resisting the payment of federal income taxes. Yet they believe they are unable to engage in war tax resistance because taxes are withheld from their salary or wages. This obstacle can be overcome by nearly everyone. Thousands of war tax resisters have stopped the withholding of income taxes that would be used for military spending by claiming additional allowances or exemptions from withholding on their W-4 forms. This publication explains how people reduce or eliminate withholding and some of the possible consequences.

Shows How to Cut Withholding in Half for a Single Person Without Children (2016)

Whether to File an Income Tax Return

Odds of going to jail It’s unlikely to happen… at least not for refusing to pay war taxes. Of the couple dozen war tax resisters jailed in the last 60 years – out of tens of thousands of resisters – the reason has not been for refusal to pay taxes, but rather because they persistently refused to give information to the IRS (or they “falsified” tax forms). Three war tax refusers sentenced to prison in 2005 attracted IRS attention at their small business for not withholding the taxes of other resisters. Another under-reported income one year and the IRS caught up with him; he spent 5 months in jail. The government must take many steps before they begin court actions that might end with the possibility of jail; you as the resister have many choices along the way to reduce or eliminate the risk.


Of the unpaid taxes the IRS knows about (not including “underground economy” transactions it never hears about), it only expects to collect about 10%, the green wedge in this pie chart. [This means 10% of taxpayers are refusing to pay their taxes--$40 billion -CG]

The IRS might take my house or car. The IRS can seize property from people with tax debts. This, however, is very rare for war tax resisters: from 1992 to 2015, the IRS seized one house and two cars from war tax resisters, both in the 1990s. As a resister, you will be given opportunities to pay up and stop the seizure, or redeem the property from the buyer after it is sold. There are many ways to protect your property. For example, some have put their property in the name of close friends or relatives. Also, if your resisted taxes are in an alternative fund, you could retrieve that money to help pay for the recovery of your property. See this list of property seizures against war tax resisters.


the yearly number of property seizures made by the IRS dropped dramatically after 1997

IRS Property Seizures Against War Tax Resisters

Though rare, the IRS has seized property — usually in the form of vehicles and houses, and sometimes even bicycles — of war tax resisters for unpaid taxes, especially unpaid telephone taxes during the Vietnam War. The other period of unusual property seizures was in the 1980s. Often these seizures (and threats to seize) appear to be intended as blatant attempts at intimidation (to force the resister into cooperating or revealing sources of other assets) than to actually collect money.



The shortest column represents one person (or family) and the tallest is ten people (or families) who had property seized by the IRS for refusing to pay war taxes. The year is when the property was seized, though an auction may have happened in a subsequent year. (Data is as of Oct. 2015.)

Will the IRS take you to court? In the modern war tax resistance movement (since World War II), very few people have been brought into Federal court, convicted, or jailed because of their war tax resistance. In fact, only two war tax resisters — James Otsuka (1949) and J. Tony Serra (2005) — were ever jailed for not paying taxes. Most resisters have been taken to court on related charges, such as failure to file, “falsifying” 1040 forms, contempt of court (by refusing to produce records), or (in the early 1970s) for “fraudulently” claiming too many dependents on their W-4 form.



The shortest column represents one person and the tallest is seven people who were taken to court for war tax resistance related cases. The year represents the indictment or initial court appearance. (Data as of October 2015.)

“Order to Show Cause” — If unsuccessful in finding sufficient assets of a resister, the IRS’s last resort is to convince a U.S. Attorney to issue an Order to Show Cause. This Order asks a U.S. District Court judge why a refuser should not be held in contempt for not giving the IRS the financial information it seeks. The Order often requires the resister to make a written response and appear in court. If the judge does not dismiss the Order and the resister does not provide the required financial information, the resister could be held in civil contempt of court and jailed. Resisters argued their opposition to paying for war and the military based on moral, religious, or political grounds, or on international law; in addition some pled the Fifth or First Amendment.

Seizures of Social Security and Annuities

Currently, the IRS can automatically seize 15% of Social Security checks. They can seize 401K, pensions, or IRAs, but hesitate to do so except as a last resort. Many war tax resisters put their resisted taxes into escrow accounts or alternative funds with the provision of getting that money returned if the IRS succeeds in collecting from another source.

SS Garnishment Social Security is protected from garnishment, levy or other withholdings by the federal government, except to enforce child support and alimony obligations; certain victim restitution penalties; with a Notice of Levy to collect overdue federal taxes (see box, p. 17); through the Federal Payment Levy Program (FPLP) to collect overdue federal taxes; or to pay another federal agency for a non-tax debt (this could be a federal student loan from years previous).

War tax resisters with an IRS debt generally fall under the Federal Payment Levy Program, which was instituted in 2000 and is a continuous levy up to 15 percent of each monthly payment. (IRS Code Section 6331 (h)). We '’t know if every WTR with an IRS debt has had their Social Security garnished, but we do know WTRs who are living with this ongoing collection. One says, “At the rate of 15% they will never catch up with my refusing and redirecting 100% each year.”

The levy may start any time after you have received a Final Notice of Intent to Levy from the IRS. Generally the IRS will take 15% of each Social Security payments until your tax liability is paid in full. However, a number of war tax resisters in this situation have found that the levy comes and goes with no explanation. There are some exceptions that will release the levy, including when you are in bankruptcy, have applied for relief as an innocent or injured spouse, made alternative arrangements to pay, or the IRS has determined you are in a hardship situation.

Social Security is paid out by direct deposit or a debit card. Some WTRs have had their bank accounts seized by the IRS, meaning that the IRS has essentially taken 100% of their Social Security funds if that is all that was in the bank. Withdrawing any directly deposited Social Security funds as quickly as possible and living on cash, or having a second account that is not used for direct deposit are ways to avoid seizure.

PENSIONS AND RETIREMENT SAVINGS ACCOUNTS

Many people who are trying to plan ahead ask about saving for retirement. WTRs should be aware that accounts including Keogh, 401(k), IRA, SEP, and employer pension plans are all vulnerable to seizure by the IRS. One resister had his IRA seized by the IRS and was surprised to learn that the seized amount counted as income when he filed taxes for that year.

Funds in employer pension plans cannot be seized if they are not yet vested; when you have the right to take the benefits, they become vulnerable to IRS seizure for tax debts. The IRS is discouraged from taking retirement accounts. They will look for other sources first, but if it’s all they can find, there is the possibility that the funds will be seized.

INHERITANCE

Generally, property you receive as a gift, bequest, or inheritance is not included in your income and is not taxable.

The IRS cannot take money from you until it is yours. If relatives plan to leave you money, but it is held in their name and Social Security number, there is no reason it should be vulnerable to seizure for your tax debt before it comes to you.

One caveat: If you have a lien in your county and you may inherit in the same county, do some research about whether your lien will turn up in a probate process (that is, during estate administration) and before distribution of the inheritance. Since an IRS lien attaches to the resister’s “property and rights to property,” the lien can be enforced against an estate during the administration period (if the IRS learns of the estate), when a named beneficiary is a resister, to the extent of the beneficiary’s interest in the estate, to satisfy the beneficiary’s tax debt. For WTRs with a tax debt, most of the “problems” arise once you have the money. Some WTRs will just accept that the IRS may take what they want from an account and that’s that. Others more intent on avoiding collection may want to do some advance planning.

Could another trusted family member hold your share of an inheritance?

The bottom line is that there is no easy answer for war tax resisters who inherit assets and hope to keep money from the war machine. There is a good chance the IRS won’t know about your new assets before you get them, but once you receive the property, reports on interest, dividends, and such will be sent to the IRS at least at the end of the year in which they were received.

Few inheritances come as cash, but you can take the money out of an account once it is received. However, be wary of the rules around cash withdrawals that will trigger bank reports and government attention. Banks and credit unions are required to report to the Treasury Department individual deposit or withdrawal transactions of currency (not personal checks) of more than $10,000 per transaction.

To prevent such reports people may be tempted to withdraw or deposit cash money in amounts of $10,000 or less at any one time, with a larger total amount spread out over a period of weeks or months. Be aware, however, that engaging in this tactic for the purpose of evading the bank’s filing of a report is a federal crime called “structuring.”

Even if the cash withdrawals are in amounts under $10,000, the bank is encouraged to report what it considers to be “suspicious transactions.” Even if criminal charges are not brought for structuring, substantial civil penalties are possible, as well as forfeiture of the structured funds.

When a person receives an inheritance of property such as stock or a house, they acquire the Fair Market Value of the property as of the date of death and would only have taxable income if they subsequently sell that property for a gain

Another cautionary note: The IRS considers transfers of assets after a “notice of intent to levy” illegal. There is also the potential of charges of fraud (either civil or criminal) if assets are placed in names that do not reflect true ownership.

Comment: One form of support I have is the Conscience and Military Tax Campaign, http://www.nwtrcc.org/cmtcea. They have an escrow account in which I’ve deposited money. The account does not bear my Social Security number, and therefore is harder to trace.

WTR escrow--CONSCIENCE AND MILITARY TAX CAMPAIGN ESCROW ACCOUNT The CMTC Escrow Account for refused military and war taxes is a fund that, since 1980, has allowed war tax resisters to set aside refused military taxes. Depositors can retrieve their money at any time (for example, to replace assets seized by the IRS). In the interim, the money is invested in community projects around the country and interest from the account is used to promote war tax resistance and to support peace and social justice work.

Why should I use it?

The CMTC Escrow Account is an opportunity to redirect your tax dollars, which would otherwise be used for killing, to constructive, life-affirming ends and while protecting yourself against the potential financial risks associated with war tax refusal.

By combining the resources of many resisters, the CMTC Escrow Account creates a large fund which is reinvested in socially responsible institutions assisting low-income and minority communities. Your tax dollars are put to good use immediately.

A portion of the interest from the Escrow Account helps to fund Peace and Justice organizations around this country. Another portion of the interest is granted each year to community groups meeting human needs in the U.S. and around the world.

The CMTC Escrow Account is the largest and most geographically diverse war tax alternative fund in the U.S., with hundreds of thousands of dollars from hundreds of depositors.

Is the CMTC Escrow Account legal?

The CMTC Escrow Account is a trust fund, and as such it is entirely legal to make a deposit into the Account. However, withholding taxes from the IRS is considered illegal by the IRS and U.S. courts, and is therefore currently an act of civil disobedience. Proving to the IRS that you have not kept the taxes for yourself but redirected them to the Escrow Account does not in their eyes remove your tax liability or your violation of the IRS code in failing to pay.

Despite the fact that the Nuremberg Principles which, under the 4th Article of the U.S. Constitution, supersede U.S. domestic law, instruct citizens to "disobey directives of state" which involve them in "complicity in crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity," U.S. courts have consistently denied these and similar arguments as defenses in cases involving war tax resistance.

The U.S. Constitution forbids Congress from passing laws against individual conscience (9th Amendment), but no accommodation for taxpayers to avoid paying for war against their conscience has yet been passed or upheld in court. Passage of the Peace Tax Fund Bill would guarantee the legal right of conscience in regard to taxes, equivalent to the legally recognized right to apply for conscientious objector status, and thus avoid direct participation in war.

Will I go to jail if I use the Escrow Account?

You cannot be punished, fined or jailed for making deposits into the CMTC Escrow Account. Refusing to pay taxes to the IRS is, however, an act of civil disobedience, which carries legal risks. While it is quite common for people considering war tax resistance to assume that they will be sent to jail, it is in fact very rare for the IRS to use the courts and the threat of jail to force payment or punish a war tax resister. Since 1948 only 16 war tax resisters have been jailed. These resisters were not jailed for refusing to pay, but for related reasons (contempt of court for refusing to produce records, claiming excessive allowances on W-4 or 1040 forms, and failure to file returns.)

Generally speaking, the government has been much more interested in collecting the money than in punishment by jail sentences, although of course this practice may change. Currently the chances of criminal prosecution are slim. Much more likely are civil penalties and interest, which can over the years add up to more than the original amount of taxes withheld. The amounts imposed change from year to year. Consult with a war tax resistance counselor for details of potential civil and criminal penalties. It helps to have a thorough understanding of the possible consequences of your actions. Contact The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (www.nwtrcc.org or 1 800 269-7464) to locate a counselor near you.

What happens to deposits and interest?

CMTC-EA deposits are held in fully insured, socially constructive credit unions, community development banks, around the country and in an international micro-fianc� cooperative bank. All are designed to meet the needs of low-income and minority communities. The deposits are held in CMTC's name, not in those of individual depositors. The interest on deposits is used in two ways: A substantial percentage of it is granted to community organizations that meet human needs and work for social justice, and the rest is used to maintain, operate, and promote the Escrow Account.

Can I Get My Money Back?

Yes. You can withdraw your money at any time. Make your request in writing, and we will return the amount requested, usually within two weeks. In an emergency, we can make arrangements to return the money more quickly.

How much do I withhold and deposit?

The amount of taxes you choose to withhold is your decision. Many depositors do withhold the full amount. Others withhold the percentage of tax dollars used for military purposes. The War Resisters League (www.warresisters.org) and the Friends Committee on National Legislation (www.fcnl.org) publish charts that compare the amount tax dollars spent on the military versus other categories of federal spending. Some withhold a symbolic amount, for example $1, $10, or $100. Certainly, the larger the amount withheld and the greater the number of depositors the more effective we are. Regardless of the amount, each new depositor becomes one more voice for an end to militarism and a change in government priorities.

Will the IRS know about deposits?

Deposits in the CMTC Escrow Account are confidential. The pooled funds are held in CMTC's name, not that of individual depositors. Some depositors choose to tell the IRS that they have deposited their withheld taxes in the CMTC Escrow Account. This makes a levy on that money more likely. If you ''t tell the IRS about your deposits, they will not know about them.

What if my taxes are withheld?

If your employer withholds your taxes, you can adjust the number of allowances that you claim on your W-4 form so that you decrease the amount of tax withheld and increase your control over your income. The number of allowances you need to claim depends on your income and to what extent you wish to reduce your withholding, and can be worked out using IRS Publication 15, Circular E. This method, called W-4 resistance, carries the risk of a $500 civil penalty, or more severe criminal penalties. However, it is currently used successfully by many thousands of resisters. Criminal prosecution is very rare.

What will the IRS do?

Most people receive computer-generated letters from the IRS concerning the tax liability. The more information the IRS has about you and your tax obligations, the more likely it is that it will attempt to collect the taxes, plus penalties and interest. It collects by levying bank accounts, garnishing payroll, or in rare instances seizing property -usually in that order. Before any collection efforts begin you will receive a "Final Notice Before Levy", thirty days after which the IRS is legally entitled to collect. There is no one correct way to respond to a collection. Some people pay their taxes under protest at this point, some withhold for long periods and then pay, some allow their funds to be seized, and some continue to resist all collection efforts.

What is the Conscience Penalty Fund?

CMTC has established the Conscience Penalty Fund to cover losses incurred if it should refuse to cooperate with IRS levy on an individual's deposits in the Escrow Account. On a voluntary basis Escrow Account depositors are asked in the original Escrow Account Agreement to support the penalty fund by allowing CMTC to remove 3% or $15 (whichever is less) from accounts once a year in the event of an IRS seizure. This fund allows CMTC to support an individual's desire to resist collection efforts and at the same time protect its deposits, grant-making and operating funds.

Can I 'ate my deposits into CMTC?

Yes. If you decide to contribute your Escrow Account deposits to CMTC's grant fund, contact CMTC in writing and the funds will be transferred to the grant fund. Many depositors find that the ten year statute of limitations eliminates old tax liabilities and then they ''t have a need to withdraw their deposits.

How do I make my first deposit?

Deposits and withdrawals are usually made by mail. You can make your first deposit by signing the Escrow Account Agreement included with this brochure and sending it to CMTC together with a check or money order for any amount made out to the CMTC Escrow Account. We will send you a confirmation notice after each deposit, withdrawal, or contribution and an annual statement to check that our information is correct.

Who administers the Escrow Account?

Originally the CMTC Escrow Account was administered from Long Island, New York. In the late 1980's, it moved to Seattle, where it was administered by the Nonviolent Action Community of Cascadia (NACC). In 2011, it moved to St. Louis and then in 2012 it's administrative office moved to Asheville, NC. A St. Louis and North Carolina CMTC oversight committee makes decisions about grants and investments. Present members are: Hannah Allison (Raleigh) a low-income community organizer and environmental activist; Hedy Epstein (St. Louis) a human rights activist and child survivor of the Nazi Holocaust; Elizabeth Keiser, a Quaker and retired college professor, Rich Howard-Willms (St. Louis), a manager of three Mennonite fair trade shops; Larry Wilson (Asheville), a retired Mennonite minister; and Bill Ramsey (Marshall, NC), coordinator of the Human Rights Action Service and a war tax resister. Oversight Committee members are drawn from a larger group of Missouri and North Carolina war tax resisters who, along with CMTC depositors, advise the Oversight Committee.

Contacts

CMTC-EA
P.O. Box 2096 Mars Hill, NC 28754
828-319-7652 cmtcea@gmail.com
nwtrcc.org/cmtcea

CMTC is an affiliate of the National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC) www.nwtrcc.org, and serves as the fiscal sponsor of the War Tax Resisters Penalty Fund. CMTC supports the efforts of the National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund to secure passage of a law that recognizes the right of conscientious objection to war taxes.

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National War Tax Resistance

War Tax Resistance Made Simple What to expect and how to prepare if you want to withhold your hard-earned cash from the Pentagon.

According to the government's Unified Budget for 2003, a measly 17 percent of the federal budget is earmarked for the military, while over three times as much is spent on Social Security and Medicare. What a great government, right? When you look at the actual budget, however (that which comes from taxes, minus Social Security funds), we're spending nearly half of our budget, about $775 billion, on past and present military expenses.

The obvious solution to this quandary is to just stop paying your taxes, right? So if it's that simple, why aren't the lines in the post office that much shorter on April 15?

The reality is quite complex, though considerably less fearful than most assume. Not paying taxes as a form of conscientious objection is much more common than is publicly known. While not difficult, it requires a level of commitment that may seem daunting to many. The beauty of this form of war resistance is that it is endlessly flexible, and there are people who have been able to maintain this protest for as long as they've been in control of their income.

WIthholding: By increasing your allowances, you are effectively taking money out of the government's coffers. Congratulations -- you're now breaking the law! From this point on, there are three important questions you're going to have to deal with. Primarily, the questions are: what will you do with all that extra money? What are you going to do come Tax Day? And what will you do when the Tax Man comes after you? Let's take these one at a time. What will you do with your extra money?

1) Stash it in savings. Some tax resisters put their extra money into a savings account (preferably a small, local credit union and not something like Citibank) and use the interest generated by the money either as a fund to pay off fines and penalties, or 'ate it to charity. The catch with this method is that the account should be in someone else's name, since the government will try and deduct funds from a resister's bank accounts as their first method of collection.

2) A group escrow account. This sort of account improves on #1 in several ways: it's in the name of a community organization, so any number of tax resisters can safely store their money in the fund without fear of collection; more money going into a single fund allows for more interest, which can then be used to quite literally spread the wealth to charitable organizations or to fight off IRS fines.

Here are five ways to deal with Tax Day.

1) Symbolic withholding. This is the form of resistance that requires the least amount of preparation and effort. You can go about your daily life as you currently do, and when you fill out your taxes, if you happen to owe money, you can withhold some of this amount (many resisters choose to withhold $10.40) with a letter of objection. The amount you withhold can be as small or great as you like.

2) Complete withholding. Adjust your W-4 allowances to whatever level you're comfortable with, and when Tax Day comes around, fill out your 1040 normally, but in lieu of a check include your statement of conscientious objection. Make sure you save a copy of this letter, for reasons I'll discuss below.

3) The Blank 1040. Same as #2, but you just sign a blank copy of the 1040 and send in your letter of objection. 4) File a "Zero Return." You fill out a 1040, but with zeroes in all the fields. Sign it and send it in. One of the resisters I spoke with said this method had worked for him for five years. In light of the arbitrary nature of IRS collections, that doesn't mean too much, but there is a small and seemingly apolitical movement around the Zero Return.

5) Off the books. Simply ''t file a 1040 at all.

The potential for collection on each of these can vary quite a bit. No. 1 is the safest, especially if you're withholding only a small amount of money. No. 5 makes is considerably harder for the IRS to track you down, if they ever do. Numbers 2-4 are high profile statements of dissent, and you're basically asking the IRS to come after you, but thanks to the economic crisis and the size of the IRS bureaucracy, that could take years to happen, if ever.

Depending on how you feel about making your dissent known, as well as to whom you make it known, you may just want to skip filing entirely and spend your extra time and money helping to improve the world. For people who want to voice their displeasure with Uncle Sam's warlike tendencies, go ahead and send that letter in.

When it comes right down to it, much of the IRS's power comes from fear -- the fear accrued by hyping their ability to find you, pin you down, take your money, and send you off to prison.

The reality is that the IRS is chronically underfunded, faces a mountain of work for a relatively small staff, and even when tax evaders are caught, prison is rarely the result. When deciding to become a war tax resister, if you are committed to the effort, do some planning for the eventuality of tax collection and join a community of resisters, the biggest threat you face will be the worry of when they'll catch on to you, and not what you'll do when that happens.

The best bet for resisters is to be prepared. Keep some money in a separate account that you can draw upon in case the collection process gets too intense. Everyone will have their own limit. If collection is becoming more effort or fear then it's worth, there is nothing wrong with paying the IRS to get off your back. Escrow accounts are one of the most tried-and-true methods for holding your erstwhile tax money in limbo. Most accounts, like one set up by the AFSC, will allow resisters to withdraw some or all of the funds they've 'ated in order to pay off the IRS. Another novel solution is the War Tax Resisters Penalty Fund, which serves as a communal pool to help resisters pay fines and penalties. When the IRS sends a notice of collection, a resister can send the Fund a copy of the notice as well as the original statement of conscientious objection, and the Fund will send out an appeal for 'ations, so that all resisters in the group can 'ate a small amount to help others out, knowing that the same will happen for them if they need help.

Other Taxes to Avoid

The income tax is the largest tributary to the Pentagon's budget, but it's far from the only one. Some other taxes have been in existence for decades, and a whole slew of others have been introduced in the past few years, especially since 9/11, to pad the DoD's pockets.

One of the first federal taxes to spark opposition is the Federal Phone Tax. This tax has been in existence since 1914, and has been specifically created to raise money for the various major wars since then. Originally introduced as a "temporary" tax, after 76 years the Congress finally made it permanent, and set its level at 3 percent of your phone bill.

Resistance to the telephone tax has a long and established history, and most phone companies will put up no fight to resisters who will not pay it, since they're just as happy to not collect taxes for the government. Simply include a note saying that you refuse to pay your federal excise tax for conscientious purposes, and pay the rest. Socially responsible phone companies like Working Assets make it easy for you by highlighting the federal tax portion of your bill.

That's the easiest non-income tax to avoid. The others are much harder to refuse, because they're intricately woven into the fabric of our daily lives. These are federal taxes included in the purchase of alcohol, gasoline, and air travel. Refusing to pay these taxes, especially airline travel in these tense times, means finding other ways to travel and get your jollies.

Forbes: War Tax Resisters - ''t Call Them Frivolous The First Amendment permits a taxpayer to refuse to pay taxes based on religious or moral beliefs.

That is what Elizabeth Boardman was in US District Court over. Ms. Boardman has been at peace activism for a long time. She is an author of several books including "Taking A Stand: A Guide To Peace Teams And Accompanimnet Projects".

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Boston Review: Let Loose the Line “You see,” Wally continued, “I '’t believe it’s the president’s fault we go to war: Each of us allows it to happen by going along with it, by not resisting. It was the same with slavery. It happened because people accepted it, went along with it, even the slaves.”

Nonviolence is the constant awareness of the dignity and humanity of oneself and others; it seeks truth and justice; it renounces violence both in method and in attitude; it is a courageous acceptance of active love and goodwill as the instrument with which to overcome evil and transform both oneself and others. It is the willingness to undergo suffering rather than inflict it. It excludes retaliation and flight.

By the time I met them, in 1993, Juanita was seventy-one and Wally eight-five, and their lack of ethical compromise was engrained in a way of life. For twenty years they had lived in an austere but richly textured rhythm of subsistence farming—in a house made of salvaged materials, without electricity or running water, in Deerfield, Massachusetts—as a way of withdrawing support for the forces of violence and inequality in the world. Their primary aim was to avoid income tax, and they had long ago identified War Tax Resistance as their fundamental strategy for making peace in the world. At the same time they believed their simple lifestyle was a model for sustainable resource use and resistance to the dehumanizing influence of the mainstream economy.

But he and Juanita came to believe that farming was the only way they could live in accord with their deepest values, to sustain themselves without contributing to the forces of oppression in the world. After years of experimenting with various forms of livelihood, in 1974 they came to Woolman Hill, a Quaker center in Massachusetts that offered them a few acres of land on which they would build a home and farm without obligation of any kind.

Blockchain Based Tax Resistance Aka “Resistcoin” One broad thesis that I’ve developed is that blockchain technology is uniquely capable of organizing bottom up user behaviors, especially in areas where there is no profit or political incentive for a company or government to organize said people from the top down.

As I have watched protests erupt across our country, and as I have seen bottom up action fight a top down administration, I kept thinking to myself…there must be more impactful forms of leverage than simply visualizing our collective discontent via large scale assembly and marching. So here’s an idea on how the bottom up swell of discontent Americans can exert economic force and leverage on 'ald Trump and Co.

Quick Primer on Blockchain for newbies
Blockchain technology enables strangers to trust each other in economic and social agreements. It is the technology that powers Bitcoin, Etherium, and hundreds of other crptocurrencies, but this same technology can power lots of other apps, especially those that deal with the transfer of money between people who '’t know each other.

To simplify for non-blockchain folks, the important take away is this: if a blockchain based app (similar to a website or mobile app just w different technology powering it) defines a set of rules…especially around how money is going to be earned and distributed within the app…you can trust that when you put your money in…those rules will be followed by you and everyone else on the app…no matter what the makers of the app decide in the future, or even if the makers of the app are around in the future. Blockchain protocols are like detailed promises of how a community or network of people/companies and their money will behave in a given app or system. These promises, by design, will always be fullfilled, without the need of a company or government or law enforcement agency to make sure of it.

Ok, so here’s the idea:

1) The annual federal budget is around $4 Trillion a year

2) The government collects about $3.6 Trillion in federal taxes (so roughly speaking, our federal taxes pay for most of what the federal government operates on)

3) If a significant portion of US citizens chose to protest with their wallets and not their bodies, in substantial numbers, we could have a material adverse effect on 'ald Trump’s operations.

4) Turns out this a thing. It’s called Tax Resistance, and there are hundreds of cases in our country’s history (and around the world) where people banded together and didn’t pay taxes when opposing a war or some other perceived injustice by a ruling government.

5) There is, obviously, deep personal risk to not paying your taxes. You can rack up steep fines, and worst case maybe even go to jail. My premise, is that as an individual, this risk is extreme, but as one of say 20 Million people, who collectively agree to behave this way, the risk is diminished…basically…strength and leverage in numbers. But how could you ensure that you were one of 20 Million before withholding funds? And how could you, collectively, ensure that your withheld funds were heard and responded to with action?

6) I think you could build a blockchain based application to organize mass federal tax resistance. The basic design would be a smart contract built on Etherium (or maybe you’d build your own blockchain from the ground up, i '’t know) that would receive all participants’ owed federal taxes, and that would only release these taxes to the IRS if a set of predefined conditions was satisfied by 'ald Trump and the Federal Government.

These conditions would be promises of the system that everyone agrees to on the way in. The logic of the contract would enable people to pay into it for the months leading up to Tax Day, and it would be conditional such that it would only become active and withhold on tax day if

1) the conditions had not been met, and

2) the minimum number of people specified at the onset (i.e. 20 million) had come together and funded the contract in time.

So if only 100 people did it, on Tax Day, the contract would simply pass through your funds to the IRS automatically. BUT…if the contract had hit 20 Million people, which is the predefined number representing scale and safety for this form of protest, the contract would hold the funds until Administration acted to say

1) lift the muslim bad,

2) oust Bannon from office,

3) whatever else the protocol defines as fundamentally important and constitutional.

7) The effect would be a big fat pile of money…say $200 Billion or 5% of annual feferal budget…sitting in a smart contract, staring 'ald Trump in the face. He would know what he needed to do to release it. And he couldn’t lean on any individual actor in the system, or any top down authority governing these funds (because there isn’t one)..and the money would just be sitting there until he chose to behave.

I believe this type of economic leverage would be a language this president understands…sure…he might go nuts and try to arrest all 20 Million people… but I think if a bottom up org represented that type of capital leverage…interesting things would happen.

8) For fun, maybe you’d call the project “Resistcoin”

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War tax resistance is a personal witness in resisting war. It requires individuals to make a personal and powerful statement that deepens their commitment. Civil disobedience implies a willingness to take a personal risk for one's belief.

This war is being waged with the tacit cooperation of millions of people who oppose it. War tax resistance is a powerful statement of non-cooperation that contributes to the overall strength of the movement against the war.

What are the consequences of not paying taxes?

For those resisting by claiming more allowances on their W-4 forms, the most likely consequence is that the IRS concludes that your withholding is too low, and they require your employer to change the number of allowances that you receive. The IRS could also impose a $500 civil penalty, although tax resisters are not aware of this happening for decades. Far less likely are criminal charges, including one year in jail and a fine up to $100,000. Since the 1970s only one war tax resister has been prosecuted, and he was sentenced to 8 hours per week of community service.

51% of all taxes go to the total of military spending. This includes all of the figures from above, plus Veteran's Benefits, interest on the national debt, human resources, human resources, general government costs, and physical resources.

Not all war tax resistors end up paying any/all of their backlogged taxes, interest and penalties. The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee cites "Many tax refusers have prevented almost all collections from them, for periods ranging up to fifty years in the case of some of our older colleagues."

Can they take your house away if the amount you owe is more than you have?

$6,250 of your personal property and household goods is exempt from seizure. The IRS rarely attempts to enter homes and seize personal belongings, except in the case of people who are quite wealthy and own the IRS large sums of money. The IRS has a policy of not seizing a person's primary residence,

Social Security or Medicare payments, welfare payments, IRAs or pension plan proceeds, unless collection is in jeopardy. In general, the IRS does not seize valuable property to satisfy small tax obligations.

War Tax Boycott We, the undersigned, openly refuse to pay for war. We will not wait for the U.S. government to end its wars. We will not wait for government approval of our actions. We are cutting our individual connection to war now either by refusing all those federal tax dollars that fund war,

Every generation needs a new revolution. – Thomas Jefferson

To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical. -Thomas Jefferson

Let them march all they want as long as they continue to pay their taxes." – Alexander Haig, US Secretary of state, 1982

The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC) is an organization that encourages interested parties to nonviolently oppose taxation for war. This group links to grassroots communities and may provide the basis for additional refusals of cooperation. Anticipating resurgent interest in refusal to pay for abhorrent, discriminatory policies, a group of war tax refusers approached NWTRCC with the idea of encouraging people to consider war tax resistance by contacting the network. Their “call,” posted on the NWTRCC website, is signed by a growing list now numbering over 120 people.

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Escrow

noun: a bond, deed, or other document kept in the custody of a third party, taking effect only when a specified condition has been fulfilled.

verb: place in custody or trust.

Escrow An escrow is a contractual arrangement in which a third party receives and disburses money or documents for the primary transacting parties, with the disbursement dependent on conditions agreed to by the transacting parties

The word derives from the Old French word escroue, meaning a scrap of paper or a scroll of parchment; this indicated the deed that a third party held until a transaction was completed.

What is Escrow? How Does Escrow Work? What is Escrow? An escrow is a financial arrangement where a third party holds and regulates payment of the funds required for two parties involved in a given transaction. It helps make transactions more secure by keeping the payment in a secure escrow account which is only released when all of the terms of an agreement are met as overseen by the escrow company.

How does Escrow Work? Escrow.com reduces the risk of fraud by acting as a trusted third-party that collects, holds and only disburses funds when both Buyers and Sellers are satisfied.

How Does an Escrow Account Work? An escrow account is essentially a holding tank. During a real estate transaction, the escrow officer—usually a lawyer or title company representative—holds all the important documents and deposits while the buyer and seller work out the details.

The escrow officer makes sure the closing goes smoothly and everyone gets paid what they’re owed (including, of course, the escrow officer himself, who typically gets a fee of 1% to 2% of the cost of the home).

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: What is an escrow or impound account? TIP: If you have a problem with your mortgage, you can submit a complaint to the CFPB online or by calling (855) 411-CFPB (2372).

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The Armed Services

The commercial company which... it calls 'the Armed Forces'. Most countries have a similar arrangement. If you were asked "what is the purpose of these armed and trained people?" what would your reply be?

It may surprise you to know that the people who employ them want them to protect them (the employers) from their enemies. .. the enemy is quite openly stated to be you! So, not only do they describe you as a "monster" but also as their "enemy".

Because they are so heavily outnumbered, they are actually frightened of you and feel that they need armed bodyguards to keep them safe from the anger of ordinary people, in case they every find out how they are being manipulated and robbed.

Let's check out a possible scenario. You take some young people to a Mc'alds restaurant and order several meals. When the food has been prepared, the manager says, "I will do a deal with you: you can have your meals free if you just take this loaded revolver and go over to that corner table and shoot that man dead - there will be no comeback as I am authorising you to do it". Having blinked a few times, you ask why you should shoot him dead when he has never 'e anything to you. The manager then says, "he has never 'e anything to me either, but he has a lot of money in his wallet and I want to steal it, so just go and shoot him dead, it's ok to do that because I am telling you to do it".

The owners of the commercial company which amusingly is thought of as "the government" are in the same position as the manager of that commercial company, Mc'alds and they have the same lack of authority to breach Common Law and send their armed employees into another country to kill the people there - people who have 'e them no harm and whom they want to rob. All wars and recessions are deliberately manoeuvred by the people who gain financially from them.

Since World War Two, more than four million people have died as a result of commercial companies interfering in other countries, and every one of those deaths was a criminal offence under Common Law. These companies believe that they and their employees are above the law and so they do whatever they want. From time to time, these companies demand that people are, without their consent, conscripted into their armed forces.

Not only does invading other countries and murdering the people there destroy them, but it also has a major negative impact on the people who joined the armed forces, not being aware that their (commercial) employers are the terrorists of this world.

Watch this video. Even worse, the military are trained to deal with all challenges by violence, ruining their lives and their families' lives.

Another video: American Soldiers Are WAKING UP!! SUPPORT OF TAKING AMERICA BACK!!! (StopTheRobbery2)

"The war wasn't only about abolishing fascism, but to conquer sales markets. We could have, if we had intended to, prevented this war from breaking out without firing one shot, but we didn't want to". - Winston Churchill to Truman (Fultun, USA March 1946).

But understand this above all else, Private Central Banks do not exist to serve the people, the community, or the nation. Private Central Banks exist to serve their owners, to make them rich beyond the dreams of Midas and all for the cost of ink, paper, and the right bribe to the right official.

Behind all these wars, all these assassinations, the hundred million horrible deaths from all the wars lies a single policy of dictatorship. The private central bankers allow rulers to rule only on the condition that the people of a nation remain enslaved to the private central banks. Failing that, any ruler will be killed, and their nation invaded by those other nations which are already enslaved to private central banks.

The Petro Dollar

Why did the United States attack Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen? Why are US operatives helping to de-stabilise Syria? And why is the United States government so intent in taking down Iran, in spite of the fact that Iran has not attacked any country since 1798?

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Often, the best answers to questions like this are found by asking another question “Cui Bono?” - “Who Benefits?” Obviously, those who have the power to print the dollar out of thin air have the most to lose if the dollar were to fall, and since 1913, that power has been held by the Federal Reserve. THE FEDERAL RESERVE IS A PRIVATE ENTITY OWNED BY A CONGLOMERATE OF THE MOST POWERFUL BANKS IN THE WORLD AND THE MEN WHO CONTROL THOSE BANKS ARE THE ONES WHO PULL THOSE STRINGS. To them, this is just a game. Your life, and the lives of those you love are just pawns on their chessboard. And like a spoiled four-year-old who tips the board on to the floor when he starts to lose, the powers that be are willing to start World War Three to keep control of the global financial system.

The USA IS number 1 in prison population and 22% of Americans have a prison record.
The USA IS number 1 in obesity.
The USA IS number 1 in child abuse death rate (many being in state-approved foster homes).
The USA IS number 1 in hours spent watching TV (28 hours per week).
The USA IS number 1 in teen pregnancies.
The USA IS number 1 in prescription drug use and yet are not in the top 10 healthiests countries.
The USA IS number 1 in government debt, credit card debt, mortgage debt and student loan debt.
The USA IS number 1 in reported crime.
The USA IS number 1 for the most arbitrary, immoral and evil laws with more than 3000 types of federal criminal offences.
The USA IS number 1 in cop violence as cops kill more in one month that UK did between 1900 and 1999, more than 70 times any other first world nation and 58 times more than "terrorists" and 302 times more citizens killed than in China (USA has a country ranking in freedom of 46th with 45 other countries better).

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Writ Of Mandamus II – Cameron and Osborne on notice What you are about to read must go viral to everyone you know – it is our apathy, ignorance and unwitting complicity that is allowing our country’s sovereignty to be destroyed and for the British people to become debt-slaves to the banking elite. The time has now come to go for the proverbial jugular and to end this utter madness once and for all by demanding one simple action to be taken by Cameron and Osborne.

what is important is that this little known information about our money supply gets out fast and furious. There is also every good reason to believe that a new and more devastating financial collapse in the very near future is being planned by the elite bankers which will affect us all.

FMOTL--Freedom On the Land SAME info, more details

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Paying tax is illegal – Witholding Tax In accordance with domestic law and international law if you have reasonable cause to suspect that HM Government are involved in criminal activity, you are obligated by law to withhold any and all forms of funding and support.

HM Government unlawfully and illegally authorised HM Armed Forces to invade Iraq, as well as Afghanistan and Libya, and kill over 1.4 million people and counting, including over 450,000 children and counting. They had no UN authorisation, no mandate whatsoever, yet they committed and continue to commit mass murder, terrorism and crimes against humanity totally illegally and unlawfully.

Tax Rebellion: When War is Illegal Paying Tax is a Warcrime Most taxpayers know that evading tax is a crime, but how many of us know that paying tax, council tax, fines, PAYE, can also be a war crime?

Under the international laws of war, it is a criminal offense to pay tax to a government which is waging illegal war.

So we start wars, in the name of ‘peacekeeping’, ‘getting rid of a dictator’ or ‘fighting a war on terror’. But by doing this, the only war we’re fighting is with reality. 1.5million Iraqi, Afghan and Libyan men, women and children have died as a result of our last three illegal wars. Humanity can no longer sustain the psychopathic activities of those in charge. We need to change the system.

The good news is that you and I can actually do something to take the power back. We may not have the courage to do this today, or even tomorrow, but at some point soon, people will start to see the necessity of it.

We – all of us, the 99%, and we’re pretty sure that at some point even the 1% will see the logic of it, because you can’t eat fabricated money – can withhold our taxes from these pointless, desperate, redundant, dead-eyed governments. And we can transfer our money from the large multinational banks, and put it in the hands of ethical local banks, and start to grow the real economy. We’ll have to give up on the growth model, and replace it with well-being, happiness and community.

We need to think local and small-scale, not so much overthrowing the system as neatly side-stepping it, and rendering it irrelevant.


Tax rebellion

A tax rebellion has happened in British history before, when the people who paid tax withheld it from the government until that government agreed to their demands. The demands were agreed to, and they are known as the Magna Carta.

A tax rebellion also brought about the founding of the United States of America, the end of the Vietnam War and the demise of the poll tax. If you take the fuel out of the system – ie, the money – governments are powerless.

But is a tax rebellion legal?

Yes. The reason a tax rebellion is absolutely legal is precisely because of our wars of aggression. Under the laws of war, every citizen is forbidden from taking part in war on the side of the aggressor. This means you are legally bound to disobey the orders of any governments that support or take part in an illegal war.

It’s about personal responsibility.

In short, our government’s illegal wars of aggression provide the legal basis for the tax rebellion – although the protest is about so much more. It’s about creating a system where every individual is engaged, useful, contributing and passionate. Where everyone matters, and no one is a cog in a machine, unthinkingly keeping our heads down.

But are our wars illegal?
Yes. In fact, each of the wars against Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya is illegal on six grounds. They violate the Treaty for the Renunciation of War as well as the UN Charter – and because they’ve led to the killing of 1.5 million adults and 450,000 children and counting, this means that our governments and NATO have committed murder, war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

How do we withhold our taxes?

The legal way of doing it is through an escrow account. This is something that exists in law for when two parties are in dispute.

You pay your taxes, lawfully, into an escrow account. By doing this, you are fulfilling your legal duty to pay tax, but you are also fulfilling your legal duty to make sure it’s not spent on illegal activities. The money is only released from the escrow account when the government has withdrawn the troops and agreed to our other demands for a better society.

Legal Document notifying the government of your litigation and escrow account.

At the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal it was stated that ‘individuals have international duties’ which transcend allegiance to their individual nation state. This makes it clear that each citizen has a responsibility to ensure their own personal conduct does not breach international law which overrides the laws of their own governments.

the Nuremberg Principles, principle six of which clearly defines the crimes which are ‘punishable under international law’: crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. These joined the offence of genocide as the world’s worst crimes.

1998 the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Article 25 of the Rome Statute states that a person is criminally liable who ‘aids, abets or assists’ in the commission of such a crime ‘including providing the means for its commission.’

New Site for tax rebellion: Make Wars History In law it is widely accepted throughout the world that if you become aware of, or have reasonable cause to suspect, that an organisation or person is involved in criminal activity, and yet you continue to fund and support said organisation or person, then you are guilty of committing a crime by association – commonly known as an ‘accessory’ or ‘abettor’ and committing an ‘ancillary offence’.

UK Tax Rebellion facebook page

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Video: Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney Fights the System GA rep. run out of office

Brian Haw TV English protester and peace campaigner. Died 2011

Land of the Free links... many many

Tax rebellion

A tax rebellion has happened in British history before, when the people who paid tax withheld it from the government until that government agreed to their demands. The demands were agreed to, and they are known as the Magna Carta.

A tax rebellion also brought about the founding of the United States of America, the end of the Vietnam War and the demise of the poll tax. If you take the fuel out of the system – ie, the money – governments are powerless.

But is a tax rebellion legal?

Yes. The reason a tax rebellion is absolutely legal is precisely because of our wars of aggression. Under the laws of war, every citizen is forbidden from taking part in war on the side of the aggressor. This means you are legally bound to disobey the orders of any governments that support or take part in an illegal war.

It’s about personal responsibility.

In short, our government’s illegal wars of aggression provide the legal basis for the tax rebellion – although the protest is about so much more. It’s about creating a system where every individual is engaged, useful, contributing and passionate. Where everyone matters, and no one is a cog in a machine, unthinkingly keeping our heads down.

But are our wars illegal?
Yes. In fact, each of the wars against Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya is illegal on six grounds. They violate the Treaty for the Renunciation of War as well as the UN Charter – and because they’ve led to the killing of 1.5 million adults and 450,000 children and counting, this means that our governments and NATO have committed murder, war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

How do we withhold our taxes?

The legal way of doing it is through an escrow account. This is something that exists in law for when two parties are in dispute.

You pay your taxes, lawfully, into an escrow account. By doing this, you are fulfilling your legal duty to pay tax, but you are also fulfilling your legal duty to make sure it’s not spent on illegal activities. The money is only released from the escrow account when the government has withdrawn the troops and agreed to our other demands for a better society.

Legal Document notifying the government of your litigation and escrow account.

At the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal it was stated that ‘individuals have international duties’ which transcend allegiance to their individual nation state. This makes it clear that each citizen has a responsibility to ensure their own personal conduct does not breach international law which overrides the laws of their own governments.

the Nuremberg Principles, principle six of which clearly defines the crimes which are ‘punishable under international law’: crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. These joined the offence of genocide as the world’s worst crimes.

1998 the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Article 25 of the Rome Statute states that a person is criminally liable who ‘aids, abets or assists’ in the commission of such a crime ‘including providing the means for its commission.’

New Site for tax rebellion: Make Wars History In law it is widely accepted throughout the world that if you become aware of, or have reasonable cause to suspect, that an organisation or person is involved in criminal activity, and yet you continue to fund and support said organisation or person, then you are guilty of committing a crime by association – commonly known as an ‘accessory’ or ‘abettor’ and committing an ‘ancillary offence’.

UK Tax Rebellion facebook page


What and Who is a Creditor? Practically everyone thinks they know what is a creditor even if they cannot identify who is the creditor. The reason that this is important is that the lawyers for the banks have created a divergence of the money trial and the paper trail. One is worth every cent claimed and the other is worth nothing, but for the repeated acceptance of a claim as proof in and of itself that a real transaction is referenced in the paper trail. In most cases, it isn’t.


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