Original content from Survival Blog
By Will Lehr of Perpetual Assets

In this age of increasing federal overreach, one can feel the hand of the government perhaps more than any other time in our albeit short history as a nation. Thanks to criminal actions from bureaucrats, constitutional violations such as the Patriot Act have become the new law, eroding our liberties on this soil with each passing day, much like a sand dune standing against a series of crashing waves.

So here we are. What do we do now? Some are taking action against the system. Some want to peacefully non-comply just enough to not be thrown into a cage. It is in times like these when creativity saves lives and fortunes. We must look to existing logistical solutions already in place.

Ironically, the very justice system that allows atrocities can be used to protect us. The legal system in this country is fragmented such that a decentralized power structure shows its value. Starting with state statute going all the way into local county and sheriff jurisprudence, there are numerous layers to the law in this land.
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A fantastic and perhaps very timely article from David Haggith via The Great Recession Blog:

I use the term “epocalypse” to name the last days of the global economy as we know it — a global economic collapse of biblical proportion. It is economic, epochal, an apocalypse that will change the world and a collapse … all in one word that sounds the right size for what I’m talking about. Call it the “Great Collapse” or the “Epocalypse.” Whatever you call it, it’s about to change the world.

I am referring to an economic crisis so big that the global economy will be forever different after those days. This economic collapse has already begun throughout the world, but I am holding off on using the title “Epocalypse Now” until the US stock market joins the crash. That’s the point at which we’re all in (i.e., at a level where everyone knows it and denial that it is happening falls apart). I anticipate making that call in a matter of days now. Here is where we stand at present:
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The IRA marketplace holds an estimated $5 Trillion in net assets. The 401k marketplace, including all employer sponsored plans, holds $10 Trillion. Combined, this $15 Trillion piggybank stands as the largest source of liquid capital in the USA.

Let’s flashback to 2008 and 2009. When a modern day financial crisis unfolds it begins as a crisis of liquidity, complete with margin calls and bulk selling of almost all asset classes across the board. Investors, institutions and the like have an immediate need to raise cash, forcing the sale of otherwise healthy assets. Remember Hank Paulson literally on his knees begging Congress to approve the Troubled Assets Relief Plan (TARP)? He had to threaten martial law and tanks in the streets. This was a need for liquidity (cash).
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The IRS experiencing a brain drain? Interesting take….

From Bloomberg Business

Tax cheats can breathe a little easier. The gun-toting Internal Revenue Service investigators who send felons to prison are retiring in droves and there’s no one to replace them.

IRS Criminal Investigation agents are the elite special forces in the never-ending war on tax evasion. They are feared among criminals for their unmatched ability to follow the money, assess net worth and find fraud in corporate books. They have been at the center of major tax and money-laundering cases involving Swiss banks, FIFA soccer officials, and the Costa Rican digital currency company, Liberty Reserve.

Despite those victories, these are dark days for CI agents. Scandals and budget wars between the Obama administration and House Republicans are thinning out the ranks of the IRS’s 84,000 employees. By the end of next year, the number of criminal agents is projected to fall by 21 percent since 2011.
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