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12 Ways to Go Galt Without Quitting Your Job
11/7/2012 | Bolobaby

Posted on 11/07/2012 6:37:53 AM PST by bolobaby

I posted this on another thread, but it seemed worthy of it's own thread, at least in my selfish mind...


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We obviously can’t isolate ourselves in a secret commune, but we sure as hell can isolate ourselves from the economy as much as humanly possible. 12 ways to isolate yourself:

1. Buy used or new via secondary markets. You can use Craigslist to find a lot of new stuff at less than retail. Added bonus - you pay no taxes into the system. You could argue that someone does to get the item the first time, but I’m not so sure. I see a lot of new stuff on Craigslist at a considerable discount to retail. Something tells me it wasn’t bought at a register or the seller would be taking a huge loss.

2. Contribute to the secondary market by selling the stuff just sitting around your house.

3. Buy *down*. Sure, you can afford that nice new Mercedes, but you’ll pay more in taxes on it. Find a lesser vehicle that makes you happy that feeds the beast less.

4. Invest and hold. Avoid paying capital gains at all costs.

5. FIX YOUR STUFF instead of replacing it. So many people look at durable possessions as disposable. Take those pants to the tailor, or better yet, get a used sewing machine and fix them yourself. Find someone with a welding machine to fix that patio chair.

6. Maintain your possessions properly. Clean the dust out of your computer. Sand the rust off your trailer and paint it.

7. Plant a garden.

8. Enjoy life more simply. Choose a day at the park over an afternoon at the movies. Attend a church cookout instead of going to Chili’s. Keep your eye out for church events, even if it is not yours. Lots of churches have some really fun stuff going on!

9. Speaking of things like the movies - stop going. Wait for the DVD and rent it for $1 at Redbox. If there is a cheaper option to do something, take that option. Get rid of cable and get Hulu+. Watch your shows a few days or weeks late. Do you really need to see it THAT DAY? Hulu+ is cheaper. Netflix streaming is cheaper. The amount of content is acceptable. You may even find shows you never knew existed that become your new favorites. Or - here’s a radical idea - buy used books dirt cheap and READ.

10. Set up two days a week to run errands. Run them all at once and efficiently instead of wasting money (and taxes) on fuel. If your workplace offers a work-from-home option, TAKE IT. (The anti-oil libtards will love this one, but I’m talking about an opportunity to NOT pay taxes into the system.)

11. Make gifts instead of buying them.

12. I hate to say this one, but... watch your charitable giving. Give locally - like to your church or to someone you *personally* know that is in distress. You can also give to certain charities where you know the giving goes to those actually in need: such as Operation Christmas Child. Stop giving to places where the money is wasted, that includes fundraisers for your local school. If you want your child to learn more, spend an extra 30-60 minutes a night with them doing something educational. They’ll get more benefit out of that than they will from buying cookies through the fund raiser. Trust me.

There’s probably a dozen more ways to disconnect from the beast, but those are the first that come to mind.

1 posted on 11/07/2012 6:37:57 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: bolobaby

If you have ping list on this sort of thing. Please include me. Thanks.


2 posted on 11/07/2012 6:41:17 AM PST by defconw
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To: bolobaby

Barter for goods and services whenever possible and always do it under the table. I’ve got a good furnace man who gives me better service at virtually no cost aside from giving him a little extra garden space and excess veggies.


3 posted on 11/07/2012 6:43:13 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: bolobaby
4. Invest and hold. Avoid paying capital gains at all costs.

Invest in what? Even gold/silver is going to be very risky.

4 posted on 11/07/2012 6:45:44 AM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: bolobaby

Buy a welder; learn how to use it. Likewise, a pipe wrench, a chainsaw and chain files.
And reloading equipment for whatever firearms you own.
You DO own firearms, right?


5 posted on 11/07/2012 6:48:03 AM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: bolobaby
Speaking of things like the movies - stop going. Wait for the DVD and rent it for $1 at Redbox. If there is a cheaper option to do something, take that option.

Borrow from the library. You've paid taxes for it, you might was well use it.

6 posted on 11/07/2012 6:49:08 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: TruthWillWin

Gold and silver we be worth more every day, as Osamabama ruins our paper currency to pay for his batshit ideas.


7 posted on 11/07/2012 6:50:42 AM PST by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: TruthWillWin

Gold and silver (and guns and food) are your best bet.

Get out of all fiat currency as soon as possible. Get into precious metals before the end of this month and definitely before 1 Jan 2013, when the new BASEL rules come on.

Precious metals will be going sharply higher now.


8 posted on 11/07/2012 6:56:27 AM PST by agere_contra ("Government creates nothing" - Romney, 2012)
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To: bolobaby

So what do we do when Iran has nuclear weapons?


9 posted on 11/07/2012 6:56:30 AM PST by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: Redbob

Quality factory loaded ammunition will be the new gold.


10 posted on 11/07/2012 6:57:58 AM PST by Lockbar (America is gone)
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To: bolobaby

If there is any way possible, get your family down to one vehicle. Make it a gas saver. Maintain it well and run it until it can’t be fixed.

If you live in a place where CNG is available, consider a conversion to CNG. (I actually don’t know whether this is good advice or not, since cutting off CNG or making it unaffordable would be easier for the government to do than cutting off gasoline.)


11 posted on 11/07/2012 6:58:36 AM PST by JustaCowgirl (Revolutions are not born out of success, they are born out of despair)
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To: bolobaby

This is exactly, 100% backwards.

Join with America. Get involved. Show yourself as a contrast to Obama at every opportunity, and re-define Republicans as a logical alternative to the globalist nonsense.

America first.

Now.


12 posted on 11/07/2012 7:00:22 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: bolobaby

HOME SCHOOL! Take your children out of the propaganda system


13 posted on 11/07/2012 7:01:49 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: bolobaby

#9
Watch your shows delayed, w/limited commercials, for free. I am following 2 shows on Hulu and I use the commercial time to do something else, quickly. If I miss a few minutes, I can rewind and catch it.


14 posted on 11/07/2012 7:01:58 AM PST by reformedliberal
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To: bolobaby
9. Speaking of things like the movies - stop going. Wait for the DVD and rent it for $1 at Redbox.
Go the next step. Movies and TV shows are bootleg on the internet now - why spend the $1dollar?

Stop Christmas Spending -maybe just the kids but Adult gifts? NO

Buy food at discount stores - they work on lower margins.

Don't shop at stores with Unions.

Figure out the correct mix of Charity giving to reduce your taxes to the lowest tier possible.(as above-give local-which doesn't mean 'your' local, if you live in a blue state)

Know your shopkeeper's politics and shop/don't shop accordingly.

15 posted on 11/07/2012 7:02:05 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Flightdeck

A vast number of your countrymen have indicated that they don’t actually care about Iran or Israel or anything at all except free stuff from the Government and/or their lady-parts.

The whole point about “going Galt” is that we take them at their word. Atlas must shrug. It’s no longer our problem.

They own this now, the stupid greedy Marxists.


16 posted on 11/07/2012 7:03:58 AM PST by agere_contra ("Government creates nothing" - Romney, 2012)
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To: bolobaby

I’ll be selling my acreage in Colorado and using the proceeds to purchase hard assets, such as precious metals.


17 posted on 11/07/2012 7:04:37 AM PST by ScottinVA (Pray hard!)
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To: bolobaby

All excellent ideas!


18 posted on 11/07/2012 7:05:13 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: bolobaby

I have been doing ALL of this for DECADES.

What is the difference? This is a placebo when done in isolation.


19 posted on 11/07/2012 7:05:53 AM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: TruthWillWin

Lead.


20 posted on 11/07/2012 7:06:11 AM PST by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
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To: bolobaby
12 Ways to Go Galt Without Quitting Your Job

You won't have the choice of quitting. 0bama will be sending all jobs to his mentors in china. But hey, at least you can take part in his Food Stamp program.

21 posted on 11/07/2012 7:07:04 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Never Underestimate the Power of Evil)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

we tried it, gop doesnt listen. and they still arent, boner wants to work with the administration now


22 posted on 11/07/2012 7:07:10 AM PST by 09Patriot (your freedom to be you, includes my freedom to be from you.--Wilkow)
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To: bolobaby

Good post! Fix stuff—Volt / Ohm meters are so cheap (Digital for less than $20) get one and easily learn to use it.... check if a light bulb is bad...is that outlet bad or is the power off...Its not hard to do...see link...

http://www.colomar.com/Shavano/vom.html


23 posted on 11/07/2012 7:07:18 AM PST by virgil283 (telling the truth is a revolutionary act)
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To: bolobaby

If you have a ping List, I would like to be on it.

Also consider multi-generational living. I am not talking about giving a spare BR downstairs to the mother-in-law but a true convergence of families with the home geared for that (two laundry rooms, two dishwashers, food planning, fewer cars, etc)


24 posted on 11/07/2012 7:07:26 AM PST by leanermike
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To: bolobaby

I am stopping all charitable giving. I am going to choose to stop enabling people. Let them face the responsibility of their actions. It is the most loving thing to do.


25 posted on 11/07/2012 7:07:30 AM PST by Truth2012
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To: bolobaby
You read my mind with this thread.

Maintain your stuff is the best advice. Liberals are spoiled and needy. They always want the newest iphone. DON'T be like them!

Don't go to movies, don't buy crap you don't need. I am cutting myself off as much as possible in all ways. Stop going to subways, pack a lunch. Stop using websites like facebook--the ad money generated by YOUR use of such sites goes directly into democrat campaign and slush-fund coffers! Hell, stop using the vending machine!

GO GALT!

26 posted on 11/07/2012 7:09:50 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt)
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To: All

patriot precious metals:lead and brass


27 posted on 11/07/2012 7:10:03 AM PST by 09Patriot (your freedom to be you, includes my freedom to be from you.--Wilkow)
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To: Sequoyah101

What you’re saying is that you have been training for the next four years.

That is a good thing. Congratulations.

America (and the West in general) are going to have a really bad two years before the new fracking revenues kick in. Wise people like you already have a deep larder and a habit of self-sufficiency.


28 posted on 11/07/2012 7:10:24 AM PST by agere_contra ("Government creates nothing" - Romney, 2012)
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To: bolobaby

#13. Move to a state that has no state income tax and lowest sales/property tax you can find.


29 posted on 11/07/2012 7:10:38 AM PST by LivingNet
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To: KarlInOhio

We’d love to use the Library - however @ $80 to obtain a Card - that had to go by the wayside.


30 posted on 11/07/2012 7:13:16 AM PST by NoNAIS (Yet another Government program not needed.)
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All great ideas!!

Please let me share what I posted on another thread:

There IS a bright side to this election. The numbers show that there is a razor thin difference in voting America. The country is divided in less than 50% for Obama & less then 50% who voted against him.

Obama has no real mandate & it's our duty to make sure that our side does what is necessary to turn this around. We need to stop tuning in to the left media propaganda machine to bring their viewership & sponsors down. The same with newspapers, magazines & anything else supporting the left. Alumni need to check what the colleges are teaching & withold any contributions to them if they are left-oriented.

The storm Sandy is going to put on display the failure of liberals & how they handle a catasrophe. They can't parade Obama out for a photo-op & get away with it any more. People are desperate & crying for help & Fema had no pre-planning in place & actually had to buy water from distributors. That's how bad it is. There are so many things going wrong & it's going to put Obama on the spot about how he handles things. In my way of thinking he has no clue about what to do. Another storm is moving in to make matters worse.

So the other narrow nearly half of the country who voted for him are going to have to live with the results. It's going to be interesting to see how the media handles trying to cover this one up!!

31 posted on 11/07/2012 7:14:31 AM PST by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“Show yourself as a contrast to Obama at every opportunity, and re-define Republicans as a logical alternative to the globalist nonsense.”

You can’t compete with “Obama Money!” Free money trumps ethics and anything else. The Democrats have been vote buying for decades and the tipping point has been reached. There are now more people getting money from the government than not.


32 posted on 11/07/2012 7:14:31 AM PST by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: Redbob

Only the firearms that weren’t lost in that tragic boating accident...


33 posted on 11/07/2012 7:23:00 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: bolobaby

Thrift stores +++ if its something you don’t often use, look at a thrift store. And here’s a tip-— most stock their shelves right before they open, so go by there before work...


34 posted on 11/07/2012 7:23:15 AM PST by virgil283 (telling the truth is a revolutionary act)
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To: Flightdeck

Be prepared. When others are begging for the gubbermint to ship them in clean underwear, have a plan to provide for yourself.

I still believe war is coming. Iran’s nuke may be the tipping point. This isn’t a thread about prepping, though, per se, it’s about starving the beast. Your prepping steps will help during the death throes of the beast.


35 posted on 11/07/2012 7:27:39 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: bolobaby

That is how I live already especially the charitable giving, I give to people I know. I drive used cars, I buy stuff at auctions.


36 posted on 11/07/2012 7:30:58 AM PST by tiki
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Sorry Cringe, I don’t think that strategy will pay off in time. With $20T in debt looming (after another Obama term), a financial meltdown is simply “in the cards.”

We can rail against it and prolong the pain, or we can Go Galt and show the country the error of their ways, thus leading to a brighter future at a faster pace.

It’s the difference between peeling a band aid off slowly or tearing it off quick. I say “starve the beast so it dies fast - tear it off quick.”


37 posted on 11/07/2012 7:32:50 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: NoNAIS

Every library card I’ve ever had was free.

#13 - use cash for as many purchases as you can so Big Brother doesn’t know what you’re buying. If you can’t use cash, go back to writing checks. Anything to cut back on putting more of yourself on the internet.


38 posted on 11/07/2012 7:37:45 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: bolobaby

One thing I plan on doing:

No charitable giving to anything associated with a blue state. Those states whose population substitutes a “v” for the “d” in the national motto are not worth my money given voluntarily. They will get enough taken involuntarily through taxes. If they wish to trust in gov, then let them look to the government for disaster relief, not private charity. I won’t stop giving, but what money I have that goes to charity will go to the needy in the red states.


39 posted on 11/07/2012 7:42:26 AM PST by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: bolobaby

This morning, I purchased a 2000 gallon fuel tank, to be delivered tomorrow. We live on 28 acres and our car, truck and both tractors are all diesel. We will be buying our fuel in bulk now at a cheaper price, and be able to buy when/while the price is down and run for months at a time. We will also be in a good position in case of rationing or interruption in supply.


40 posted on 11/07/2012 7:42:48 AM PST by Boiling point (Socialism; Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: LADY J
The country is divided in less than 50% for Obama & less then 50% who voted against him.

The Øbama 50% is counting on Ø, he is counting on the Romney 50% voters to produce and spend - Don't.

We are told we have "class warfare" - it's beyond time to drop Professor Øbama's class... curriculum, syllabus, reading materials, fees, lectures, lab, extra credit, tests...his final exam.

41 posted on 11/07/2012 7:47:26 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: bolobaby

I know we used to have more than several until they were stolen by that thief, now all we have are bows and muzzleloaders, so sad.


42 posted on 11/07/2012 7:49:49 AM PST by tiki
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To: Boiling point
This morning, I purchased a 2000 gallon fuel tank, to be delivered tomorrow. We live on 28 acres and our car, truck and both tractors are all diesel.

Willing to sell a FReeper an acre? I can weld, fabricate, and fix anything, including cars and electronics. Will barter for diesel.

How serious am I? Try me.

43 posted on 11/07/2012 7:50:49 AM PST by backwoods-engineer (I am now a rebel in a civil war. God save the Republic.)
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To: bolobaby

Bump for later reference. Also interested in ping list.


44 posted on 11/07/2012 7:53:09 AM PST by ssaftler (It's mourning in America.)
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To: NoNAIS

Who charges $80 for a library card? Or, in what area, if you don’t want to be specific?

I’m not doubting you—it’s just always been free where I’ve lived.


45 posted on 11/07/2012 7:57:38 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Looters need victims. I refuse to participate.

“re-define Republicans as a logical alternative to the globalist nonsense.”

You assume the voters supporting the regime have reasoning abilities. They have proven that they do not. Free stuff wins elections.


46 posted on 11/07/2012 7:58:52 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: bolobaby
Great list and I'm going to add another:

Guerrilla warfare: Against all ObamaCare supporters and enablers. Send for all the free AARP information you can. Even in the name of deceased relatives or fake people. Now is an especially good time with the Medicare supplement deadline looming on December 7. Fill your fireplace with this crap or give it to your local volunteer fire department, Boy Scouts or whomever sells to a paper recycling company.

They will appreciate it and you will appreciate costing the AARP $$!

47 posted on 11/07/2012 8:00:21 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: bolobaby

Agree with you on charity. I have no problem giving to those I know in need, but I will not be giving more to the takers who voted to take more from me.


48 posted on 11/07/2012 8:01:54 AM PST by Wright Wing
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To: Boiling point
Just don't let yourself be caught with dyed fuel in road vehicle tanks. (inspections along those lines are more frequent for commercial trucks, but still rare) Speaking of which, one needs an off-road tank for the tractors.

one could look it up, but if memory serves the fine can be as high as $2,500 per gallon, for dyed (off-road) fuel found in vehicles registered for road use.

49 posted on 11/07/2012 8:03:04 AM PST by BlueDragon (going to change my name to "Nobody" then run for elective office)
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To: bolobaby

This is a list of “How to be Thrifty”.

Sorry, “Going Galt” is buying land in rural Colorado, selling everything, moving and recreating another society/economy.


50 posted on 11/07/2012 8:07:00 AM PST by Cathy
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