The Brutal Truth About the CARNET: The Venezuelan Biometric ID Also Known as the Fatherland Card

The Brutal Truth About the CARNET: The Venezuelan Biometric ID Also Known as the Fatherland Card By Daisy Luther and J.G. Martinez D. If you want a totalitarian regime, you have to take extra steps to control the populace. And that’s just what Venezuela has done with the advent of a biometric ID called Carnet, loosely translated as The Fatherland Card. Carnet is closely related to the dystopian Chinese social credit program and, in fact, uses much of the same technology to track and spy on citizens. And it’s been…

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The Shutdown Show: How Sending Out Food Stamp Benefits Early Could Cause Another Problem In A Few Weeks

The Shutdown Show: How Sending Out Food Stamp Benefits Early Could Cause Another Problem In A Few Weeks By Daisy Luther As I’ve written before, the government shutdown is a perfect demonstration of our politicians participating in partisan showmanship, with poor people as the victims of their theater. As individual states desperately attempt to take care of the people depending on them by sending out food stamp benefits early, the theater in Washington DC continues, completely unconcerned about the havoc being wrought. Regardless of your thoughts about people who are…

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It’s Starting: A Grocery Store in Indiana Can’t Process Food Stamp Payments Due to Govt. Shutdown

It’s Starting: A Grocery Store in Indiana Can’t Process Food Stamp Payments Due to Govt. Shutdown By Daisy Luther We weren’t expecting to see a loss of food stamp benefits until the end of January, but a grocery store in Indiana reported they are unable to process EBT payments. In Clay City, Indiana, the local IGA discovered the problem last week. Initially, they thought it was a technical glitch. “Our machines weren’t taking any EBT cards and we didn’t really know what was going on. We didn’t know if it…

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The Top 10 Survival Posts of 2018

The Top 10 Survival Posts of 2018 By Daisy Luther As we wind up 2018, I thought you might be interested in seeing the things that people were the most interested in reading over the previous year. The topics run the gamut but the prevailing theme is that we want to be self-reliant and independent. People are concerned about the uptick in unrest and about the threat of war and they aim to be ready. The articles below are the ones that got the most hits during the previous year.…

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Local Intel: What I Learned from the Cop Staking Out My Street

Local Intel: What I Learned from the Cop Staking Out My Street By Daisy Luther Last night, I walked across the street and introduced myself to the cop sitting in the car across from my house. Every couple of nights for the past two weeks, I noticed a police car parking there at about 11 at night. The car would sit there for a while, then turn around in my driveway and leave. Last night, for once, I wasn’t already in my pajamas sipping on an evening Baileys when I…

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CIBC, A Huge Canadian Bank, Was Offline All Day, Proving Again The Dangers of a Cashless Society

CIBC, A Huge Canadian Bank, Was Offline All Day, Proving Again The Dangers of a Cashless Society By Daisy Luther Yesterday, CIBC reported a “systems issue” that prevented customers from logging in to their accounts online for the entire business day. CIBC, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, is one of the five biggest banks in Canada. Yesterday just happened to be the day that people receiving welfare, unemployment benefits, social insurance payments (like American social security), Canada Pension payments, and disability payments landed in the accounts of recipients. Customers…

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Charges Against NC Animal Rescuer DROPPED!!!!!

Charges Against NC Animal Rescuer DROPPED!!!!! By Daisy Luther If you ever wondered about the power of the Internet, wonder no more. The pressure that readers across the nation – and the world – put on officials in Wayne County, North Carolina regarding the arrest of Tammy Hedges for rescuing and caring for animals during Hurricane Florence was relentless enough that all the charges have been dropped. Ms. Hedges’ organization released the following statement: We are very blessed that the charges against our founder, Tammie Hedges, have been dismissed. We…

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The Social Media Purge and How It Affects Everyone

The Social Media Purge and How It Affects Everyone By Daisy Luther Just about every website owner I know is feeling personally victimized by the recent social media purge that has been going on.  But here’s an interesting fact: it isn’t, as is widely perceived, just conservative voices that are being silenced. It is dissenting voices. It’s the voices of critical thinkers whose ideas run the gamut of philosophies who find that they no longer have much in the way of reach. This social media purge affects everyone, even people…

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Experts Say Eventually EVERYONE Will Get a Microchip Implant

Experts Say Eventually EVERYONE Will Get a Microchip Implant By Daisy Luther After a company in Wisconsin fitted each of their employees a microchip and claimed they absolutely loved it, many people were adamant that nope, no way, they’d never get chipped like a dog. Some people claimed religious objections (mark of the Beast) while others feel that their privacy has been already been invaded quite enough with the advent of “smart” technology and advertising cookies on the Internet. If you swear to the skies that you’ll never get chipped, several experts…

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How to Make Your LIFE a Declaration of Independence

How to Make Your LIFE a Declaration of Independence By Daisy Luther A couple of centuries ago, our country’s Founding Fathers wrote and signed a declaration of our independence from another country. They included a bill of the rights that they wished to ensure for their descendants. While not perfect people, by any means, they tried to create a nation of liberty that would go on for centuries to come. What people seem to be missing is that the Bill of Rights isn’t a list of “privileges” granted to us…

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