Thursday, December 30, 2010

Independent News on Natural Health

Here's the latest health news and more at a good UK site sent from our Alaskan friend Ross:

(NaturalNews) The global effort to outlaw herbs, vitamins and supplements is well under way, and in just four months, hundreds of herbal products will be criminalized in the UK and across the EU. It's all part of an EU directive passed in 2004 which erects "disproportionate" barriers against herbal remedies by requiring them to be "licensed" before they can be sold.

It's called the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD), Directive 2004/24/EC.

The licensing requirements, however, were intentionally designed to make sure that virtually no herbs could ever meet them. It costs from $125,000 to $180,000 to license a single herb with the EU, and since herbs cannot be patented and don't have the monopolistic pricing found in pharmaceuticals, there's simply not enough profit margin in most herbs to justify such huge expenditures from any one company.

But that's sort of the point. Governments of the world have been conspiring with the pharmaceutical industry for decades to destroy the competition by outlawing nutritional supplements, herbal remedies and many other forms of natural medicine.

They really are coming for your natural medicine

Some people in the USA are still skeptical that this could ever happen in the "land of the free," yet it's happening in Europe right now, and the U.S. is probably not far behind. In just four months, health food stores in the UK will be stripped bare of these suddenly "illegal" herbs, and the many millions of people who have come to depend on them as a safe, natural and non-invasive form of medicine will be forced to pursue pharmaceuticals instead of herbs.

Learn more:

From I found this update on checkpoints in the U.S.: No Refusal DUI Checkpoints

Update on revision of 2020: Our Common Destiny & TACM

Fred & Tomas home on R&R

It's been very difficult to focus on writing the additions to the revised edition of 2020 and TACM. I've stayed in 3 different homes over the past 2 months waiting for Tomas to arrive, smoking outside at every one, and I've decided the only way I can finish my portion of the project is if I go back to my primitive gertee lifestyle. My neighbors in Kenny Lake have kept me aware of the fact that the temperatures keep dipping down past 50 below, so our friends around here (where it's warmer) are convinced that's reason enough for me to remain in their part of civilization.

It has been luxurious staying in modern homes with all the amenities: indoor toilets, baths, showers, running water in sinks, drains, automatic thermostats, %you set and leave alooooooonnnnne, aaaallllllooonnnnee...% and wireless and dishwashers too! Being around generous, loving, and kind Christians during Christmas was beautiful. It's also been fun to get to know my new friend Lewis, an inspiring 15 year old truth seeker with a passion for research that surpasses my own. We went down some of the most difficult paths an anti-NWO researcher can take, and I saved the best websites and sources we found to do a post about when I have time.

So I'll head home and get straight to work on the rewrite. I'll be sitting in almost the exact same spot as I was in 2006 when I finished the last draft of 2020 in the wall tent. I built the "kitchen/living room gertee" in my same old RV space, facing the same southerly direction. Tim welded steel over my little Hunter stove's huge holes so it should hold a fire for at least 4 hours now. I have 7-8 cords of wood and with my new chainsaw from sister Kathy I'm confident I'll be plenty warm as long as I don't get lazy. My daily chores will take only a couple hours and the rest of my days will be all writing (with no internet to distract me!). This also means I won't be able to upload blog posts very often either.

Barring anymore glitches or setbacks I should have the rewrite ready in 2 weeks, which means the e-book will be ready to download by January 15 and the hardcopies will be printed and mailed by the end of the month. The good thing is there are no major life changing events underway, I'm not pregnant and neither is Nordica, so we should be able to meet this new deadline without anymore delays.

Hope everyone has a fun New Years Eve! I'm thinking about playing bingo! Either that or Monte Carlo bowling. They have both in Wasilla... and a few fun bars too (where smoking's allowed inside!!!!!). Just because I don't plan on drinking doesn't mean I can't hit the pubs.:)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Global Models for Local Revised Ordinances

Here's some new model legislation that we don't hear about too often. Doesn't a good community regulate all aspects of life, including exterior lighting? And in a good communitarian community, everyone everywhere obeys the exact same laws and customs decided by International planning organizations helping to implement global governance over national and state governments.

Here's an illuminating Mission Statement: "The IES seeks to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public." Here's their Vision Statement: "The IES will build upon a century of excellence to create the premier lighting community dedicated to promoting the art and science of quality lighting to its members, allied professional organizations, and the public."

The IES plans to position itself at the center of all issues related to lighting , and their Strategic Plan is practically governmental: A lot of their "actions" appear to be REGIONAL.
The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) Joint Task Force are developing a Model Lighting Ordinance (MLO) to address the need for strong, consistent outdoor lighting regulation. The second draft of the MLO was open to public comment from 24 June - 23 August 2010 and is now undergoing final revisions. Please check this page regularly for current information on this valuable resource for cities and planners. Download Model Lighting Ordinance

Dark Skies and Bright Lights: A Better Approach, Held 04 November, 2:30-9:00 p.m. in Hartford, Connecticut, USA, Keynote Speaker: Janet Lenox Moyer, IALD: LEDs and Their Impact on the Future of Landscape Lighting

Energy profile: Where have we been, and where are we headed? Looking at energy consumption patterns of the past can help us promote responsible energy use in the future, by Ron Jarnagin, 12/01/2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Lord Moncton In Cancun - The Abdication of the West

From Peter Myer's elist:

Excerpt from Lord Moncton In Cancun - The Abdication Of The West From The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, Cancun, Mexico, Dec 9th, 2010, at
Bureaucracy: Hundreds of new interlocking bureaucracies answerable to the world-government Secretariat will vastly extend its power and reach. In an explicit mirroring of the European Union's method of enforcing the will of its unelected Kommissars on the groaning peoples of that benighted continent, the civil servants of nation states will come to see themselves as servants of the greater empire of the Secretariat, carrying out its ukases and diktats whatever the will of the nation states' governments.

Many of the new bureaucracies are disguised as "capacity-building in developing countries". This has nothing to do with growing the economies or industries of poorer nations. It turns out to mean the installation of hundreds of bureaucratic offices answerable to the Secretariat in numerous countries around the world. Who pays? You do, gentle taxpayer.

Babylon, Byzantium, the later Ottoman Empire, the formidable bureaucracy of Nazi Germany, the vast empire of 27,000 paper-shufflers at the European Union: add all of these together and multiply by 100 and you still do not reach the sheer size, cost, power and reach of these new subsidiaries of the Secretariat.

And in the Guardian:
(2) Lord Monckton is asked to leave corporate lunch party in Cancun

Monckton crashes Cancún business lunch

Lord Christopher Monckton is asked to leave corporate lunch party after airing his sceptical views on climate change

The Caribbean sun was shining, the talk was of carbon prices, profits and enterprise and 400 of the world's most successful green corporate executives were nibbling salmon and prawns in Cancún's glitzy Ritz Carlton hotel. But then the protest began.

This was not peasant farmers or Greenpeace hanging from the roof, but the impeccably dressed British climate sceptic Lord Christopher Monckton. Holding forth in the centre of the World Climate Summit lunch party, he claimed that man-made climate change was not happening and businesses should hesitate before investing in green energy.

A heated debate on climate change between the Guardian's environment editor John Vidal and Lord Christopher Monckton Link to this audio

Most people steered clear, but Monckton had no hesitation in barging in on conversations, reeling off statistics and arguments that, he said, proved not only that the world was not warming but that "certain newspapers" were not reporting the reality.

But it seems that the man who in Copenhagen last year compared young protesters to Hitler Youth because they gatecrashed a meeting of climate sceptics, had not actually been invited to the largest business conference of the summit that featured Lord Stern, Richard Branson and several Mexican billionaires.

After an hour of tolerating Monckton, the patience of the organisers wore thin. "Who is this man?" asked one American green venture capitalist. "These are weird views," said another. A few minutes later he was asked to leave. Surprisingly, considering Cancún is so close to the US, such climate sceptics have been all but absent at the UN meeting. The Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow , a US free-market thinktank that used to take money from oil companies, had a small stand in the non-government group halls, but otherwise it is a sceptic-free zone. Opinions were sharply divided over the reasons for their absence from the public arena. One group of people believe that they have no appetite for a fight and have exhausted themselves; another says that they are holding their guns for better sport later. Both opinions will, of course, be fiercely contested.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Massive Water/Land Grab by Federal Regulators

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"He introduced the bill in the House to “expand regulatory authority” to cover land use activities such as “sediments, pesticides, and nutrients running off of farms and urban lawns;. . .farm animal wastes from barnyards and pet wastes from urban areas; and soil washed away from logging and construction areas.”

"Under S. 787, as viewed by its own sponsor, a home owner could be required to get a federal permit for irrigating a lawn where fertilizer has been used to feed the grass; a farmer could be required to get a federal permit to change his crop from a low water crop to a high water crop like watermelons; an intrastate builder/contractor could be required to get a federal land use permit, in addition to local zoning permit, for development of a subdivision which would might allow run-off; and an independent, small town logger who cuts from his own private property and never puts a log into interstate commerce could be required to get a permit." Fred Kelly Grant (boldface mine)

I don't normally encourage my readers to write or call Congress, and that is not the angle I would take if I was covering this latest addition to the communitarian regulatory system of law. But, whether you believe the system can be fixed with voter pressure or not, this is a very important new enforcement tool that everyone could be aware of.. especially family and friends who don't believe anything like this could ever happen in the good ole U.S.A.

Forwarded from Maggie and Charlotte Iserbyt, who said, "I read all this since I had seen draft legislation a few years ago which shocked me by stating private waters for boating, fishing would be covered. When I told people about that they, and I don't blame them, thought I was crazy. I've been waiting for this one to come down the line. I excerpted last part of this email, but you should read it in its entirety, forward this email to your lists, and contact your elected officials IMMEDIATELY telling them to vote NO on S-787."

I remember Charlotte, and a lot of people said I was crazy too. After a few years of reading their plans I began hoping I was crazy, because I really didn't want any of the plan to ever come true. We're not crazy, but this big stupid plan for our future most certainly is.


Senator Boxer (D-Cal.) Has Reported S. 787 To The Floor of the Senate; The Bill Is Poised on General Orders And Could Be Brought Forth Just as the Food Safety Bill Was---It Puts Every Body of Water In the United States Under Federal Control by the Corps of Engineers

December 22, 2010

By: Fred Kelly Grant

Fred Kelly Grant Ltd.

President American Stewards of Liberty


The most dangerous bill of this session, and perhaps in our history, is in the magician’s top hat, just waiting for Senator Harry Reid to begin his slight of hand act. The ever deceitful Mr. Reid has S. 787 sitting at about the same spot on General Orders in the Senate that the Food Safety Bill occupied just two weeks ago.

Many may think that he can’t pull the same stunts with this Clean Water expansion bill, with perhaps only a day left prior to the Christmas recess. Don’t bet on it! Would you have believed two weeks ago that the Food Safety Bill would be on the way to the White House for signature?

The sovereign rights of every state are on the line with S 787. Every citizen’s property rights---to land and water use---are at stake.

The only way that Americans can prevent the broad brush stroke of federal power included in S 787 is personal contact and communication. Each citizen must call, fax, and email his/her two Senators and urge them to vote against S 787; each citizen must call and email friends from other states and ask them to contact their Senators and urge them to vote against S 787.

Politically, in the halls of the United States Senate, S 787 can be defeated; in court it will not be set aside. This is not a time to “let the other guy do it”. Every Senator, Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative, must be urged to reject federal land and water use control. Every citizen’s property rights are at stake.

Often we hear “we’ll just have to count on the new Congress to repeal this mess.” DON’T COUNT ON IT. The House may repeal it, but the Senate will still be under the same control of Harry Reid and a democrat majority. Even if both the House and Senate repeal it, the President will veto the repeal. And, neither the House nor the Senate will be able to get the sufficient numbers to override a veto. The fight has to be now, not in the new Congress.

RJ Smith, a noted expert on environmental laws and bureaucratic overreach, associated with a conservative “think tank” in Washington, says “Reid will do it if he can. . . .He has no compunctions about the reach or consequences of the bill. And it would be a nice farewell gift and legacy present for Oberstar and Feingold, capping their misgiven careers.” (Rep. Oberstar of Minnesota and Senator Feingold of Wisconsin, original sponsors of the bill in the House and Senate)

It is up to the people of America---at the grassroots and local levels to take a strong stand and quickly!! This bill simply negates any limit on the interstate commerce clause of the United States Constitution, and turns over to federal control all water and land uses that affect water in America.

Why is S. 787 dangerous? Because it:


Extends federal bureaucratic control to every body of water, no matter how small and no matter that it is dry 11 months of the year, in America (Section 4 (3) and Section 3, paragraphs 8 and 13);


Extends federal bureaucratic control to every land use that “affects” water---bringing federal land use control into being for the very first time in our history (Section 3, paragraphs 18, 22 and 23);


Gives the Environmental Protection Agency and the Corps of Engineers authority to control every spot where there is water, might have been water and ever will be water (Section 4 (3);

Gives the EPA and the Corps authority to control through a permit process every agricultural activity and activities right down to fertilizing a home-owner’s lawn (Section 4 (3) and section 3);


Gives the EPA and the Corps authority to use the permitting process as a “means of implementing treaties to which the United States is a party, including treaties protecting species of fish, birds and other wildlife” (Section 3, paragraphs 18 and 21);


Eliminates the obligation that EPA and the Corps “coordinate” with local government and simply requires “cooperation” (Section 3, paragraph 5);


Disingenuously exempts “groundwater” but then includes it through its findings that anything affecting any part of an aquatic system should be controlled (Section 3 paragraph 1);


Disingenuously exempts “prior converted croplands” (Section 4) but then in the same section provides that “final authority regarding jurisdiction under this Act remains with the Environmental Protection Agency.”


Impacts on private property could exceed $139 MILLION DOLLARS and on intergovernmental relations could exceed $69 MILLION DOLLARS (Congressional Budget Office has insufficient basis for even estimating whether the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act will be violated)


Expands federal bureaucratic authority far beyond what the Constitution allows (Minority Report states: “although the limits of the Commerce Clause have been determined and reinforced over the decades through numerous judicial decisions, the bill’s proponents want to remove this limitation on federal authority”);


Destroys the principle of federalism regarding water by removing state authority over intrastate bodies of water (Minority Report states: “The [bill] reverses Congress’ long-standing support for a federal-state partnership for water protection. . .[it removes]states’ authority over waters that are traditionally within their jurisdiction. It erases distinctions between federal, state and private waters and categorizes all waters as waters of the United States, subjecting nearly all waters to the jurisdiction of federal agencies.” NOTE: We can find no waters that would not be subjected to federal bureaucratic control.)


The Minority Report written by Senators Crapo, Inhofe, Barrasso and Vitter states: “Rather than improving water quality, this bill would create federal roadblocks to local storm water management, unduly delay development and maintenance of local infrastructure, increase permit requests and litigation, create higher compliance costs, exacerbate wait times for CWA permits, and raise costs for farmers, ranchers, landowners, communities and businesses.”

On December 10, Senator Boxer reported the Bill to the Senate where it was placed on General Orders, available for call up by the Leader. The bill as reported was and is a complete substitute for the bill that was heard by the Committee Senator Boxer chairs.

This bill changes the decades old balance between federal, state and private water controls---and puts total control of “all” water in the United States under the control of the Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency.

“All” water means just that: “every” pond, stream and mudhole in America will be federally controlled. Gone will be the historic and constitutional standard that allowed federal control only over “navigable” waters.

Section 4 of S. 787 defines “waters of the United States” as:

“all waters subject to the ebb and flow of the tide, the territorial seas, and all interstate and intrastate waters, including lakes, rivers, streams (including intermittent streams), mudflats, sandflats, wetlands, sloughs, prairie potholes, wet meadows, playa lakes, and natural ponds, all tributaries of the above waters, and all impoundments of the foregoing.”

In simple terms, all water and all places where there might be water, ever has been water or ever will be water. The minority report on the bill issued by Senators Crapo, Inhofe, Vitter, and Barrasso contends that the bill:

“expands the scope of federal power to all waters of the United States, stripping the states of much of their flexibility and subjecting our nation’s waters to the blanket jurisdiction of federal bureaucracies. It also invalidates almost 40 years of congressional intent and case law by restoring a fundamentally flawed executive branch interpretation of the Clean Water Act which defied congressional intent from the very beginning.”

The point being made by the minority report is that the purpose of this Bill is to reverse two United States Supreme Court decisions that put a stranglehold on run-away federal bureaucrats who tried to control intra-state water, even though the Clean Water Act itself allowed control only if the water was navigable.

In Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. United States Army Corps of Engineers, 531 U.S. 159, and Rapanos v. United States, 547 U.S. 715 came down hard on the Environmental Protection Agency and the Corps for exceeding executive authority by controlling more broadly than allowed by Congress. In both cases, the Court struck down regulations that attempted to control non-navigable waters.

Senator Boxer and supporters of the Bill admit that they intend to reverse those Supreme Court decisions. But they contend that it was always the intent of Congress to allow control of “all” water, not just navigable water.

Senators Crapo, Inhofe, Vitter and Barrasso reject the contention, pointing out that the word “navigable” is used “85 times in legislation considered by three separate Congresses during a span of four decades.” That is pretty strong evidence that Congress has never before intended to steer away from the Constitutional base that supports only control over navigable water.

The minority Senators point out that the majority is bothered with this worrisome detail of Constitutional law, and would change it by this Bill:

“For supporters of this Bill, the term ‘navigable’ has been particularly troubling since its origin rests with Congress’ power to regulate interstate commerce under the Constitution.. .The Bill’s proponents want to remove this limitation on federal authority”

They say that the supporters of the Bill are “pointedly leapfrogging the limitations imposed by the Commerce Clause” of the United States Constitution.

Senator Boxer’s claim that the intent of the Bill is simply to explain what the congressional intent has been in the past is also belied by language of the original sponsor of the bill in the House, Rep. Oberstar of Minnesota. He states that the purpose of the current bill is to complete the “unfinished agenda of the Clean Water Act” by expanding regulatory control to “non-point sources” of pollution.

“Non point sources” are defined by the United States Geological Service as places of discharge of pollutants coming from “land use activities”. Oberstar made it clear that the Clean Water Act did not cover such land use sources.

He introduced the bill in the House to “expand regulatory authority” to cover land use activities such as “sediments, pesticides, and nutrients running off of farms and urban lawns;. . .farm animal wastes from barnyards and pet wastes from urban areas; and soil washed away from logging and construction areas.”

Under S. 787, as viewed by its own sponsor, a home owner could be required to get a federal permit for irrigating a lawn where fertilizer has been used to feed the grass; a farmer could be required to get a federal permit to change his crop from a low water crop to a high water crop like watermelons; an intrastate builder/contractor could be required to get a federal land use permit, in addition to local zoning permit, for development of a subdivision which would might allow run-off; and an independent, small town logger who cuts from his own private property and never puts a log into interstate commerce could be required to get a permit.

Contrary to Senator Boxer’s contentions, no Congress in history has ever considered extending federal bureaucracy this far toward total control of water even on private land---a control so total that it will allow regulation of activities even affecting water.

In the substitute S. 787 that Ms. Boxer reported, the definition of waters of the United States eliminated the original clause that included “activities affecting those waters.” The deletion no doubt resulted from a flood of outrage by members of the public who bothered to read the Bill. But, Senator Inhofe noted that the deletion is only “cosmetic”, stating:

“The superficial changes made to this bill don’t change its underlying intention and ultimate effect: to radically expand federal power over farms, ranches and private property.”

Of course, Senator Inhofe is correct. The bill still authorizes federal regulation of land uses. The purpose of the bill remains the restoration and maintenance of the “chemical, physical, and biological integrity” of all waters of the United States. Each of those elements directly involves land uses which affect the water.

The reported bill still contains findings which include in Section 3, paragraphs (18), (22) and (23) the following references to the necessity of regulating land uses:

“(18) protecting the quality of and regulating activities affecting the waters of the United States is a necessary and proper means of implementing treaties…[mainly referring in paragraphs 18 through 21 to the treaties related to endangered and special species]

. . .

(22) protecting the quality of and regulating activities affecting the waters of the United States is a necessary and proper means of protecting Federal land…’

(23) protecting the quality of and regulating activities affecting the waters of the United States is necessary to protect the Federal land and water from discharges of pollutants and other forms of degradation…”

These Findings will be used by the EPA and the Corps to regulate land uses. They will be used by government counsel and by counsel representing anti-farming, anti-ranching, anti-logging, anti-development organizations to support those regulations. They will be used by activist, law-changing judges, to demonstrate the intent of Congress to regulate any land use that might “affect” any body of water. Immediately coming to mind are judges like Molloy in the Montana U.S. District Court and Winmill in Idaho.

Recreation organizations will be impacted by the Bill as will farmers, ranchers, loggers, homeowners and businesses. Every small lake and irrigation reservoir used by water skiers, boaters and fishermen will be under control of EPA and the Corps. Every intra-state stretch of river used by kayakers will be under the same controls. Use of motorized vehicles to reach water on private property and other purely intrastate water, or to ride along streams on private property, will be subject to the same control because of the potential “pollution. . .or impairment. . .of any part of an aquatic system.” (Section 3)

RJ Smith has carefully examined S. 787 and states:

“Almost every piece of land would have had enough water on it for enough time to qualify as a jurisdictional wetland of the US---and therefore require Federal permits to do anything. Put a new fence in, build a stock pond, attempt to create a small marsh for duck hunting, clean out a drainage ditch, whatever. And that is going to require more federal agents, inspectors, paper work and will slow up local rural economies for years.”

He still believes there is a chance to defeat this expansive federal power grab:

“If various GOP and even a few Democrats hold on principles, [the bill] could be kept out of a last minute insertion into the Omnibus Land Grab or some other vehicle. There is already reported push back on the water/estuary bills in the Omnibus, such as the Chesapeake Bay bill. They all give EPA/Corps authority to require Fed permits for any and all non-point discharges into waterways, which is total national land use control. . .Anything a landowner does, even cutting a Christmas tree or Hanukkah bush and dragging it back to the farm house is going to disturb the soil. Imagine if you’re a tree farmer! All those water bills in the Omnibus are the toe in the door on National Land Use Control.”

And, S. 787 is not just the “toe in the door”---it IS NATIONAL LAND USE CONTROL!!!

Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), pledging to filibuster this bill, says “the bill would grant federal regulators new and expanded authority over activities affecting these waters, which has serious implications for commerce. I intend to use every tool and privilege afforded to slow or stop this ill-conceived attack on Idaho’s sovereignty over managing its water.”

He will be aided by Senators Inhofe, Vitter and Barrasso. But they will need help from every citizen who believes in the federalism created by our Constitution and now endangered by S.787.

Chuck Cushman of American Land Rights Association has sent out an extensive alert naming the key Senators to be contacted. Use his alert, contact those Senators and urge them to vote no. Contact the four Senators who wrote the minority report and give them your support and encouragement: Crapo, Inhofe, Vitter and Barrasso.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Community Defense vs Communitarian Collectives?

This story has been on my mind for several months and my sister reminded me of it tonight. It's one of those ongoing events that have significance to ACL research in the most direct way. Not only does the Communitarian Platform have a communitarian rendering of the 2nd Amendment, the very first case law I studied was in a paper published by the National Rifle Association in 1997, COMMUNITARIANS, NEOREPUBLICANS, AND GUNS: ASSESSING THE CASE FOR FIREARMS PROHIBITION There's no doubt a lot to learn about U.S. Communitarian Law by studying The Second Amendment Law Library.

During the summer of 2004, back when I built my first gertee at the Denali Wilderness Lodge, I met one of the members of the Alaska Peacemakers militia. I learned a lot from him about their principles for freedom and sovereignty legal issues (which I've never found time to research on my own). Later in the summer he and his wife came to visit. Lingering for hours over the gorgeous fresh lunch they flew in with, we talked about the mental, spiritual and physical preparedness a person needs to live a principled existence in an unprincipled world. I knew, after just one conversation, that I was not prepared to tackle life's realities on their level of activity.

Infringed or Unhinged?

I'm not a real warrior. I prefer to keep my ACL arguments on paper and to fight my battles with my typepad. My courage has severe limitations, and while I think I know how to defend my home from predators (2 and 4 legged) I have never felt like I needed to belong to any organized anything. It was a real eye opener when I read that Alaska State law says adults are required to be in a trained militia.

Anyway, regardless of whether we agree with everything the militia stands for, their primary goal of protecting the neighborhoods during chaos and lawlessness should be somewhat reassuring to the people who have concerns about restoring their local economy after the national economy fails. When our citizens can no longer afford to purchase necessary commodities and essential products are no longer in the stores then locals will have to be prepared to start supplying these products themselves. The new producers will need protection from the roving bands of starving bandits that will likely be prowling the streets in search of easy food. The people capable of rebuilding local economies need a lawful environment to operate.

There are many articles in my inbox regarding the global reserve currency issue, and I had hoped to find time to post some of the links and touch on the most important current event underway. (My limited understanding of the financial crisis does not stop me from reading articles about it in the hope that someday it will all make sense to me. ) The status of the dollar on the global trading market is being challenged in a way that could make the dollar worthless. This is not part of the conspiracy theory.. it's "real" news. What kind of chaos and civil unrest will come after everyone who owns anything based in US Dollars is wiped out? I don't personally know too many people who are prepared for living in the aftermath of a collapsed monetary system. We've been trying to live frugally for years and we're still not prepared.

Homeland Security is absolutely predicated on the possibility of numerous potential tragedies. Why wouldn't preparing for disaster be understandably of primary importance to local residents also? All the emergency preparedness plans under federal leadership claim to involve local residents in the plans. What more co-operation could the federal government want (or need) than what they can get from well trained local militias sworn to defend U.S. laws?

What if every community in the U.S. had a designated LOCAL lead officer in charge of all local emergency responses, a leader whose authority to lead came from the people who own the community where they live. What if LOCAL authority reigned supreme to any federally appointed EU "expert", such as the big NATO guy they called in for "assistance" during Katrina?

The biggest changes to local America came out during the Katrina disaster. America was introduced to foreign troops and foreign leadership steamrolling local authority. It was also a pilot test for banning guns. Yet, if there had been an organized local militia sworn and trained to protect life and property after the flood, there would have been no need to call in private mercenaries or the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne, or the Mexican Navy or the Canadian military. (NATO-EU Rapid Response teams used Hurricane Katrina as a training exercise.)

When do free people have the "right" to defend themselves, their families, and their neighbors from all enemies, domestic and foreign? No wonder the communitarians chose to keep their existence murky and obscured... it's a lot harder for principled, forthright people to fight an enemy who lies and hides it's true allegiance behind nice sounding front agencies and policies.

Leaders of the Alaska Peacemakers Militia say the organization has the dual goals of providing community cohesion and working as a check on government power. Members include, from left, Gary Brockman, Ken Thesing, Schaeffer Cox and Coleman Barney. / Photo courtesy Libby Selle

Fairbanks militia leader challenges court's authority, The Associated Press, Published: December 11th, 2010 09:27 PM

FAIRBANKS -- A 26-year-old leader of an Alaska militia defiantly told a judge Friday that he will not attend another court hearing until the court system explains its authority over him.

Read more:

Fairbanks militia says it is focused on community welfare, liberty and rights, Apr 11, 2010

FAIRBANKS — David Lazenby can sum up the motivation behind the Alaska Peacemakers Militia with a single phrase.

“We’re preparing for a worst-case scenario, praying to God that we never have to use it,” said Lazenby, a Fairbanks resident and sergeant in the local citizen-based force.

Read more: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Alaska Peacemakers Militia says it is focused on community welfare protection of liberty and rights

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas
to all our incorrect friends and associates!
Tis the season!

Catching up on emails and was inspired by this academic quote from one of our Canadian buddies. Thanks Darren!
"There is an annual contest at University of New Brunswick calling for the most appropriate definition of a contemporary term.

"This year's term was: "Political Correctness".

"The winner wrote: “ Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end.”

White House Gets GREEN THEMED Christmas

Notes for a future semi-religious article about Christmas (that may or may not tie into my Nephalim research) :

TEN RANDOM, POLITICALLY INCORRECT THOUGHTS, Victor Davis Hanson, Real Clear Politics, November 24, 2008,

White House Christmas Ornaments:

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Leveraging Human Assets for the Common Good

Communitarian programs control every facet of human life. The communitarian system is designed to dictate to every human being entered in their database. The New World Order is not some random idea that can not possibly be realized in our lifetimes. The coming police state is not only about robo-cops and FEMA detention camps. Not everyone will be arrested or achieve martyrdom... the communitarian system is designed for those who remain "free."

Neighborhood-community-communitarian programs and policies are designed down to the smallest human detail. The only glitch to the whole plan is it's a DATA DRIVEN SYSTEM. The most common complaint made by LA21 planning groups in the late 90's was the NEED FOR MORE DATA. It is impossible to plan who does what in a communitarian collective if you don't know who knows how to do it.

ABCD is always presented the same way all communitarian programs are. ABCD promoters assure us it's just a more moral, enlightened solution to global neighborhood problems. In this wiki article the description starts out reading like an ABCD Institute press release, but then in the final paragraphs we get an alternative viewpoint of ABCD, a view which is shared by people like me who were identified as problems when we attempted to contribute in local LA21 planning meetings. I'm reprinting this here because I plan to reproduce it in the book under the chapter about ABCD, and I want to use this exact version and save it in hard copy and online ... forever.

Asset-based community development

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Asset-based community development (ABCD) is a methodology that seeks to uncover and utilize the strengths within communities as a means for sustainable development. The basic tenet is that a capacities-focused approach is more likely to empower the community and therefore mobilize citizens to create positive and meaningful change from within. Instead of focusing on a community's needs, deficiencies and problems, the ABCD approach helps them become stronger and more self-reliant by discovering, mapping and mobilizing all their local assets. Few people realize how many assets any community has, for example:

  • Skills of its citizens, from youth to people with disabilities, from thriving professionals to starving artists
  • Dedication of its citizens associations — churches, culture groups, clubs, neighborhood associations
  • Resources of its formal institutions — businesses, schools, libraries, community colleges, hospitals, parks, social service agencies

By the late 1990s, communities around the country were mapping and using these resources in imaginative ways, bringing them out of the closet and into creative synergy with each other, with dramatic results. Asset-based community development has provided leaders and institutions in all sectors with an approach that is relatively cheap, effective and empowering, that avoids paternalism and dependence — an approach that can be supported by all parts of the political spectrum and initiated at any level of civic life.

The first step in the process of community development is to assess the resources of a community through a capacity inventory [1] or through another process of talking to the residents to determine what types of skills and experience are available to a community organization. The next step is to consult with the community and find out what improvements the residents would like to make. The final, and most challenging step, is to determine how the residents' skills can be leveraged into achieving those goals.[1] {my emphasis and link}

Using this model, the communities who hire ABCD speakers to influence their citizens are looking for an opportunity to create artificial community consensus. By creating farmed neighborhood associations they sideline actual community participants who often do not agree with the city policies. These artificial groups use the Delphi technique to block participation by real community members who raise points that are avoided by city-sponsored neighborhood groups. Under the guise of creating 'sustainable communities' neighborhood associations will be developed that are run by hand-picked city insiders who will rubberstamp city programs like redeveloping neighborhoods and redesigning streets. This visioning is supposedly community based but is not. They shut down any dissenting voices and marginalize, ridicule, attack, silence, and ignore those who do not agree.

'Mapping community assets' is a way of controlling and managing a group of people and directing them to use their skills in a pre-determined way to 'benefit' the community. Who decides what benefits the community? The hand-picked 'leaders'. By mapping a community are these groups determining who has something to offer the collective and who does not? What happens to those who do not contribute to the collective? How are they 'leveraged' into contributing? The Asset-Based Community Development Institute[2] is located at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Its founders, John Kretzmann and John L. McKnight, are the major proponents of this community development philosophy.



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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Family photos - Tomas Zebastian Friedrich

Frederick Sylvester 3 years old

Tomas Zebastian 5 minutes old

My newest grandson finally arrived! He weighed 10lbs 14 oz, is 22 inches long and yeah, we're real glad we had two experienced midwives for this one. Both mom and baby are doing great.

Thanks for all the congratulations already from folks who saw the news on fb. I love being a grandmother and have found it to be one of my greatest joys. For all my whining and complaining on this blog... (heh).... I am and always have been blessed. Today I'm very grateful.

For those of you who pre-ordered 2020 & the ACM, we're back to work on the revisions this week. Well, I am anyway, Nord's still on maternity leave. :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Communitarian (Community) Development in Palmer, Alaska

Truck overturned in wind across from Wasilla Lake
photo taken by Nicole Gayman Gdula early this am

What's it going to take to rebuild the world into manageable sustainable communities? Experts. Lots and lots of well paid experts from someplace else. Locals never lead Local Agenda 21. More often than not, locals don't have the first clue about LA21, and citizen participation is a sham.
Agenda 21 is an action programme that has to be implemented by governments, UN agencies, local and regional administrators, organisations in the community and the general public. Governments are required to promote the dialogue among these players. But local government, too, closest as it is to the public at large, has a responsibility and has been allocated a major role in providing information, education and mobilising the general public to achieve sustainable development. One of the objectives of Agenda 21 is that every local government in 1996 should draw up its own Local Agenda 21 in close consultation with its citizens.
The Hague's Local Agenda 21 Plan

Safeguarding the environment is a key feature of Agenda 21, including issues like pollution, waste management and the protection of the oceans and freshwater resources. Agenda 21 also recognises the interdependence of environmental, social, health and economic issues, emphasising that all people have the right to food, health care, shelter and education. Agenda 21 suggests new ways in which different groups can be involved in the decision making process. Glasgow, UK - LA21 Plan
I'm taking advantage of the fast internet here and still revising and updating portions of our books. It's been hard to focus being away from home but I'm getting it done. As always, ergh, we thank you all for your patience! :) Found a bunch of eye opening, highly relevant facts about President McKinley and his staff and their role in setting up the global court at the Hague (which somewhat modifies my opinion of him in the ACM). I'm changing the LA21 chapter too, looking up various plans to compare the different ways they're being introduced.

Palmer's plan looks totally benign, possibly because the MatSu Borough Plan is so thorough. So tonight I asked my hostess (whose parents homesteaded and farmed here since the 1950s) if she participated in Palmer's Community Vision, and she replied, "No." I then asked her if anyone she knows here went to any citizen planning meetings, and she replied, "No." I guess not all local citizens participate at the same level as the Anchorage Citizen's Coalition. In fact, I don't know one Alaskan who would envision our lives in the same way the Oregon/Ecotrust people at ACC do:
"It is essential that transportation programs and projects fulfill Anchorage 2020 by building the urban core into an active city center with sidewalks full of people going to work, shopping and to the park. Cars will move slowly through downtown, and transit is fast and convenient. Neighborhoods maintain their value as good places to raise children, and neighborhood centers attract families walking to convenience shops and businesses. Transit provides a true alternative to driving, and children walk safely to school."
The winds have been blowing gusts up to 90 and 100 mph for the past 24 hours. When it goes away we're expecting more snow. Nobody I know wants to walk to work or school in the winter. I, like most moms I knew, didn't even make my kids ride the bus to school because I didn't want them standing at the bus stop. What part of Alaskan weather don't these "expert" advisers from the Lower 48 understand? I'm sure they ALL drive to their little meetings here. Well, maybe they envision a future where only the new class of leaders (like themselves) have the "right" to drive to work and the masses stand huddling waiting for buses whose drivers can't see the environmentally friendly passengers waiting behind huge piles of snow.

Check out the salary level for this position. Do local property taxes pay for it?
Community Development Manager (Palmer)
Date: 2010-12-15, 2:19PM AKST

This is highly responsible administrative program management work. The employee occupying the position of this class is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating and managing the various programs, services, and facilities of the land management, parks and trails, recreation and library services divisions to include coordinating various activities associated with the Borough's community development.

Bachelor’s degree in public lands, natural resources, parks, landscape architecture, recreation or business administration is required. Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the development, operation or management of public lands, parks, trails, recreation facilities or programs, including two (2) years of supervisory experience. Some experience in library work, or successful completion of library courses is desirable. Incident Command System classes required within one (1) year of hire: ICS-100 and IS-700. Valid Alaska driver’s license and a clear driving record and criminal history.

To Apply:
Submit applications to the Human Resources Office. Applications are available online at or at the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Building, 350 East Dahlia Avenue, Palmer, AK. If you need reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 746-7404.

Location: Palmer
Compensation: $74,987.00 to $102,045.00/year DOE
PostingID: 2114957582

What's the Incident Command System?
"NIMS: The National Incident Management System (NIMS) provides a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to work seamlessly to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity, in order to reduce the loss of life and property and harm to the environment."
Palmer is a rural agricultural community. What's the 1996 Farm Bill? See Agenda 21 USA:

Department of Community Development:{0FB38086-26A1-4B00-AB94-A72E10DE2E84}

2006 Palmer Community Vision:

Green collar workers?

What's an Economic Ecosystem?
Agenda 21, Chapter 15 Conservation Of Biological Diversity

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Rosa Koire on the Unsolicited Opinion Wed Dec 15th

Maggie is one of my new readers who recently learned about communitarianism from a forum she was on. People kept using the word and when she asked what it meant, two participants from Europe told her to check out my work if she wanted to know more about it. She did, and we've been friends ever since. Rosa learned about our work when Kevin Eggers lent her our book, 2020. Both these women have been most generous in their praise and support for the ACL, which is reason enough for me to like them, but they're also committed to exposing LA21 and that's reason enough for all of us to support them and their efforts. For those of you who like talk radio and use shows to educate your friends and neighbors, this could be a great addition to your collection. Rosa is a real bonus for Americans who think Agenda 21 is a "right wing" issue.
For those who aren't in radio range to hear my show on AM 1360, you can listen directly via my website

My guest on "The Unsolicited Opinion" radio show on Wed. Dec. 15th @ 8 PM will be Rosa Koire.

She is the founder of the Santa Rosa Neighborhood Coalition and Democrats against UN Agenda 21. We will be discussing how under the guise of community redevelopment UN Agenda 21 aka sustainable development is advanced.
Redistributing the truth one word at a time...

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Radio interview with Melodee "Give Me Some Truth" this Saturday am

Hope you can join Melodee, Lark and myself on Saturday December 11, 2010 at 11am to 1pm mtn time (9am to 11am Alaska time).


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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Building a Communitarian Planned Police State

Community (communitarian) Oriented Policing plays a key role in building a new world. Community police are in almost every nation now, and they are directly involved in ALL Local Agenda 21 neighborhood planning efforts. The COPS suggest new laws that help them gather necessary data. The COPS have the database of every resident's personal information on laptops in their cars. Here's a nice video produced by the Sacramento Police Department that describes how the COPS program was first tested in government housing projects that were left to rot for years. When they introduced their communitarian solution to the police neglect, there were many residents who welcomed it. What the video doesn't tell you is how they expanded the COPS program into the private sector in 1999.

In June 2000 I went to a meeting at Town Hall in Seattle, Washington where Jody Kretzmann spoke to a group of community "leaders" about a "new approach" to Rebuilding Communities. I've posted this before and some of my readers are already familiar with it. But since I have so many new readers who are as yet unaware of the process underway, I thought I'd go ahead and post it again. With all the interest in UN Local Agenda 21 now, it might help to know exactly HOW it's being implemented at the grassroots level, globally.

"My time at Public Allies also gave me the opportunity to work with John McKnight and Jody Kretzmann, who developed the Asset-Based Community Development approach to neighborhood development, and that really influenced how we worked with communities. Some of you may be familiar with this approach, but the approach acknowledges that all of us, every single one of us breathing in this community, in this planet, those of us serving and those of us who are being served, that we're all both half-full and half-empty. We all have skills and talents that make us good friends, family members, workers, and leaders, and we also have needs and shortcomings that come along with those strengths. We can't do well serving these communities, I learned with Public Allies, if we believe that we, the givers, are the only ones that are half-full, and that everybody we're serving is half-empty. That has been the theme of my work in community for my entire life -- that there are assets and gifts out there in communities, and that our job as good servants and as good leaders is not only just being humble, but it's having the ability to recognize those gifts in others, and help them put those gifts into action. Communities are filled with assets that we need to better recognize and mobilize if we're really going to make a difference, and Public Allies helped me see that." Michelle Obama, June 16, 2009

ABCD is the program Barack and Michelle Obama were trained in, and John McNight is the guy who signed Obama's Harvard Law School application. Jim Diers was Director of the Department of Neighborhoods when the Roosevelt Neighborhood Plan designated our homes as a pilot test for the COPS' COMPASS database. One primary goal of our pilot test was to find "innovative" ways around the 4th Amendment, identified by SPD Police Chief Norm Stamper as an "identified barrier to the program." Diers wrote a book in 2004 about his experiences there called Neighbor Power. It "describes Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods and its bold experiments in bottom-up neighborhood planning and development."
"Jim Diers has a passion for building neighbor power. Since moving to Seattle in 1976, he put that passion to work for an Alinsky-style community organization, a health care cooperative, and a community development corporation. Diers was appointed the first director of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods in 1988. He served under three mayors over the next 14 years as the department grew to become a national model for planning and development powered by neighbors. "
So what kinds of gifts does Michelle Obama expect us to share? When we are all "mapped and mobilized," these are the things good citizens must perform for the common good:

The Capacity Inventory

This copyright material may be reprinted with the following attribution: "Reprinted with permission of John P. Kretzmann and John L. McKnight, pp. 19-25, from
Building Communities from the Inside Out: A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing a Community's Assets, Evanston, IL: Institute for Policy Research (1993)."

Hello. I'm with (local organization's name). We're talking to local people about their skills. With this information, we hope to help people contribute to improving the neighborhood, find jobs or start businesses. May I ask you some questions about your skills and abilities?

Part I -- Skills Information
Now I'm going to read to you a list of skills. It's an extensive list, so I hope you'll bear with me. I'll read the skills and you just say "yes" whenever we get to one you have. We are interested in all your skills and abilities. They may have been learned through experience in the home or with your family. They may be skills you've learned at church or in the community. They may also be skills you have learned on the job.

Caring for the Elderly ________
Caring for the Mentally Ill ________
Caring for the Sick ________
Caring for the Physically Disabled or Developmentally Disabled ________
Now, I would like to know about the kind of care you provided.
Bathing ________
Feeding ________
Preparing Special Diets ________
Exercising and Escorting ________
Grooming ________
Dressing ________
Making the Person Feel at Ease ________
Typing (words per minute) ________
Operating Adding Machine/Calculator ________
Filing Alphabetically/Numerically ________
Taking Phone Messages ________
Writing Business Letters (not typing) ________
Receiving Phone Orders ________
Operating Switchboard ________
Keeping Track of Supplies ________
Shorthand or Speedwriting ________
Bookkeeping ________
Entering Information into Computer ________
Word Processing ________
Construction and Repair
Painting ________
Porch Construction or Repair ________
Tearing Down Buildings ________
Knocking Out Walls ________
Wall Papering ________
Furniture Repairs ________
Repairing Locks ________
Building Garages ________
Bathroom Modernization ________
Building Room Additions ________
Tile Work ________
Installing Drywall & Taping ________
Plumbing Repairs ________
Electrical Repairs ________
Bricklaying & Masonry ________
Cabinetmaking ________
Kitchen Modernization ________
Furniture Making ________
Installing Insulation ________
Plastering ________
Soldering & Welding ________
Concrete Work (sidewalks) ________
Installing Floor Coverings ________
Repairing Chimneys ________
Heating/Cooling System Installation ________
Putting on Siding ________
Tuckpointing ________
Cleaning Chimneys (chimney sweep) ________
Installing Windows ________
Building Swimming Pools ________
Carpentry Skills ________
Roofing Repair or Installation ________
Window Washing ________
Floor Waxing or Mopping ________
Washing and Cleaning Carpets/Rugs ________
Routing Clogged Drains ________
Using a Handtruck in a Business ________
Caulking ________
General Household Cleaning ________
Fixing Leaky Faucets ________
Mowing Lawns ________
Planting & Caring for Gardens ________
Pruning Trees & Shrubbery ________
Cleaning/Maintaining Swimming Pools ________
Floor Sanding or Stripping ________
Wood Stripping/Refinishing ________
Catering ________
Serving Food to Large Numbers of People (over 10) ________
Preparing Meals for Large Numbers of People (over 10) ________
Clearing/Setting Tables for Large Numbers of People (over 10) ________
Washing Dishes for Large Numbers of People (over 10) ________
Operating Commercial Food Preparation Equipment ________
Bartending ________
Meatcutting ________
Baking ________
Child Care
Caring for Babies (under 1 year) ________
Caring for Children (1 to 6) ________
Caring for Children (7 to 13) ________
Taking Children on Field Trips ________
Driving a Car ________
Driving a Van ________
Driving a Bus ________
Driving a Taxi ________
Driving a Tractor Trailer ________
Driving a Commercial Truck ________
Driving a Vehicle/Delivering Goods ________
Hauling ________
Operating Farm Equipment ________
Driving an Ambulance ________
Operating Equipment & Repairing Machinery
Repairing Radios, TVs, VCRs, Tape Recorders ________
Repairing Other Small Appliances ________
Repairing Automobiles ________
Repairing Trucks/Buses ________
Repairing Auto/Truck/Bus Bodies ________
Using a Forklift ________
Repairing Large Household Equipment (e.g., refrigerator) ________
Repairing Heating & Air Conditioning System ________
Operating a Dump Truck ________
Fixing Washers/Dryers ________
Repairing Elevators ________
Operating a Crane ________
Assembling Items ________
Writing Reports ________
Filling out Forms ________
Planning Work for Other People ________
Directing the Work of Other People ________
Making a Budget ________
Keeping Records of All Your Activities ________
Interviewing People ________
Operating a Cash Register ________
Selling Products Wholesale or for Manufacturer (If yes, which products?) ________
Selling Products Retail (If yes, which products?) ________
Selling Services (If yes, which services?) ________
How have you sold these products or services? ________
Door to Door ________
Phone ________
Mail ________
Store ________
Singing ________
Play an Instrument (Which one?) ________
Guarding Residential Property ________
Guarding Commercial Property ________
Guarding Industrial Property ________
Armed Guard ________
Crowd Control ________
Ushering at Major Events ________
Installing Alarms or Security Systems ________
Repairing Alarms or Security Systems ________
Upholstering ________
Sewing ________
Dressmaking ________
Crocheting ________
Knitting ________
Tailoring ________
Moving Furniture or Equipment to Different Locations ________
Managing Property ________
Assisting in the Classroom ________
Hair Dressing ________
Hair Cutting ________
Phone Surveys ________
Jewelry or Watch Repair ________
Are there any other skills that you have which we haven't mentioned?
Priority Skills
When you think about your skills, what three things do you think you do best? Which of all your
skills are good enough that other people would hire you to do them? Are there any skills you
would like to teach? What skills would you most like to learn?
Part II -- Community Skills
Have you ever organized or participated in any of the following community activities?
Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts ________
Church Fundraisers ________
Bingo ________
School-Parent Associations ________
Sports Teams ________
Camp Trips for Kids ________
Field Trips ________
Political Campaigns ________
Block Clubs ________
Community Groups ________
Rummage Sales ________
Yard Sales ________
Church Suppers ________
Community Gardens ________
Neighborhood Organization ________
Other Groups or Community Work? ________
Let me read the list again. Tell me in which areas you would be willing to participate in the
Part III -- Enterprising Interests and Experience
Business Interest
Have you ever considered starting a business? Yes _____No _____
If yes, what kind of business did you have in mind?
Did you plan to start it alone or with other people? Alone _____Others _____
Did you plan to operate it out of your home? Yes _____No _____
What obstacle kept you from starting the business?
Business Activity
Are you currently earning money on your own through the sale of services or products?
Yes _____No _____
If yes, what are the services or products you sell? Whom do you sell to? How do you get
customers? What would help you improve your business?

Part IV -- Personal Information
Address _____________________________
Phone _____________________________
Age _____________________________
Sex: F_____ M_______