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Question: Ideas about how to realistically "Go Galt"?
11/7/12

Posted on 11/07/2012 2:53:04 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

I plan to cancel cable tv, quit the health club, am putting off purchases that I had planned IF Romney had won.

Am happy to hear ideas...I have to say my spouse was literally in tears last night, thinking about what dangers we face (not just as a family but as a society and a nation). We prayed together, asking God to guide us. HE knew this was going to happen, and HE can use this for HIS glory.

We just want to be as wise as possible with the resources God has provided.

So we welcome your input.


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To: LibLieSlayer

What do you tell other people to do?


151 posted on 11/07/2012 5:44:37 AM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: righttackle44

I am looking ways to realistically “boycott” or otherwise not contribute to Obama’s economy. I don’t consider merely dropping some of my cable tv or canceling my health club is a withdrawal from life...

Hey, I just thought of something else: here in Florida many of us hire a lawn guy to cut our grass...I pay $30 every two weeks. Maybe I’ll buy a lawnmower and do it myself....hmmmm.


152 posted on 11/07/2012 5:47:36 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: silverleaf

The GOP will cave and the rich will have their taxes raised and this will tank the economy no matter what the rate is for the middle class. I am in the target group and I expect the worse for everyone.


153 posted on 11/07/2012 5:50:26 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: Twinkie

Only with my mobile


154 posted on 11/07/2012 5:50:42 AM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Twinkie

Only with my mobile


155 posted on 11/07/2012 5:50:55 AM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: oldmomster
... to house seniors while they are sedated and euthanized - gently of course.

I have long believed that would be God's ultimate judgement against the generation that sacrificed its infants on the altar of democracy.

156 posted on 11/07/2012 5:52:59 AM PST by papertyger
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To: SoFloFreeper

I went Galt a couple of years ago.

Think I’ll drink myself ALMOST to death and then go on disability. Have an acquaintance who did just that and now she makes more than she ever did working. She has better healthcare than I do too - and I pay over $630 a month for mine. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

I detest what this country has become.


157 posted on 11/07/2012 5:53:19 AM PST by lucyblue
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To: JenB987
Me? I’m reading. Reading, reading, reading. Learning as much as I can so I am armed with knowledge and guns when it comes time to use them both.

May I suggest

Backwoods Home Magazine

PO box 712

Gold Beach, Or 97444

800-835-2418

they are the conservative of what Mother Earth news or something wanted to be but turned tooooo left.

If you can, spend the $ and get the "whole shebang" (all the back issues bound by year). You can't learn everything but to have such a resource of things to learn is worth thousands of $. To learn skills or just look up when you need it, wonderful reading too.

158 posted on 11/07/2012 5:54:53 AM PST by The Bat Lady (Volunteer at your county elections to count military & mail in ballots)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Look, I understand that you feel bad. We have lost a lot. This country is indeed the “United State.” Things are over as we have known them as far as participating in elections. The demographic tip has been reached. The coalition of minorities, freeloaders, parasites, the brainwashed, and full blown communists and socialists has indeed won. They will always win now, under these current conditions.

But don’t give up on God or above all, yourself. Bring yourself to a higher level of understanding, spirituality, and purpose. If tyranny comes in full, so be it, but you can live and love as an example for all who know you. Deal with situations as they occur... Greatness is an exemplary individual trait that can thrive in the darkest of times.

May God bless you and your family. Be strong. Be brave. My best.


159 posted on 11/07/2012 5:56:50 AM PST by Luke21
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To: grumpygresh

I for one welcome our new imperial overlords

tank the economy

tickets to watch the effects on the honey boo-boo crowd will be worth the price of admission


160 posted on 11/07/2012 5:59:26 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: HomeAtLast
SFF, galting only works if the result costs the govt money. Will you pay your taxes?

In Atlas Shrugged, "going Galt" just meant leaving the jobs that propped up the system, and instead working at lower-level jobs.

In my case, "going Galt" would mean that I retire early, and reduce our family's spending accordingly, and have my taxable income drop to the point where I pay much less federal taxes than I currently do.

There's something to be said for cutting back on purchases of stuff I don't really need, and relaxing.

161 posted on 11/07/2012 6:00:41 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: Vince Ferrer

“If you can, home school your children.”

It’s a good idea for the here-and-now and people should enjoy it while they can. However, with Hussein and his unions having free rein (and reign!) for four more entire years, home schooling will not be tolerated. It might work if there’s a way to keep entirely off the grid, including avoiding medical treatment at mainstream providers. Once there’s a trigger that kids exist in America but don’t show up on school records, it’ll be over.


162 posted on 11/07/2012 6:03:18 AM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: Josa
Valerie Jarrett is NOT Iranian. She was born there of American parents. She IS a Communist sympathizer.
163 posted on 11/07/2012 6:05:27 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: All

Sadly, my prediction is going to come TRUE, we are not far off from a second American civil war or revolution.


164 posted on 11/07/2012 6:06:27 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: MayflowerMadam

That is why you do it online.


165 posted on 11/07/2012 6:08:47 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: MayflowerMadam

That is why you do it online.


166 posted on 11/07/2012 6:08:56 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: formosa

I agree! I’m in the last stages of a terminal diease.


167 posted on 11/07/2012 6:09:00 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: oldmomster
I will be 80 this December.
I now have two strikes against me in our “Brave New World”, the age in which we now find ourselves, #1, My retirement pay is Military which I can see disappearing as the military slips into the abyss and then #2 there is the tender mercies I can expect under Obamacare. I realize that the chance of me voting in another free election is practically nil , I have spent one quarter of my life protecting my country, only to standby and watch it slip under the icey sea of socialism.
168 posted on 11/07/2012 6:11:16 AM PST by coldflamingo (Old Paratrooper/Nam Vet/Retired SFC USArmy)
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To: silverleaf
I can tell you that Hollywood gets not a red cent from me. I love movies but. Tom Hanks et al will have to pay their bills from royalties on the occasional DVD or rental flick.

If there is any industry that deserves to reap the harvest of lawlessness from the seeds it's sown, that's the one.

169 posted on 11/07/2012 6:11:53 AM PST by papertyger
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To: SoFloFreeper

Perhaps the time to go Gault is actually upon us.


170 posted on 11/07/2012 6:14:51 AM PST by The FIGHTIN Illini (Choootem Lizabith Chooootem)
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To: paul544

Well, I’ve no debt and I’m forced to spend my wages on essentials anyhow. Don’t go on vacations, don’t own a TV… pretty much just me in this small bare studio apartment full of books, a bed, and a computer. Not much further I can go with nonessential spending really.

I’m thinking maybe the best thing to do is hookup with other people who’re doing the same. Anyone know a good way to start networking with other like-minded folks? (aside from FR of course)


171 posted on 11/07/2012 6:25:30 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Get a government job. That will work to bring down the system as well as anything.


172 posted on 11/07/2012 6:42:35 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: GoodDay
... it makes sense that conservatives should coalesce, not just online, but geographically.

We have. Look at the map. The entire center of the nation (except for NM & CO) and the south eastern quadrant (except FL) are conservative.

173 posted on 11/07/2012 6:56:31 AM PST by Stegall Tx (Living off your tax dollars can be kinda fun, but not terribly profitable.)
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To: Windcatcher
I look at the people in a mad rush to get the latest Apple gadget....

Here's a tip for those wishing to get the most milage they can out of their old Apple gadgets: specifically, laptops.

I learned about it years ago when I took my previous laptop in for repairs. I forget what the specific problem was, but repair of the problem was going to cost me north of eight hundred dollars.

When I showed no sign of getting the repair, OR of replacing the laptop, another, older, Apple Store associate told me about their"'package deal."

For $300 they will repair/replace absolutely EVERYTHING that is questionable, excepting the display.

I snapped it up like a hungry mackerel.

I was absolutely flabbergasted at the list of stuff they replaced when I got my laptop back! It was like having a brand new computer, and they replaced my old hard drive with an even bigger one, to boot!

I used this program again a few years ago, so I'm still running my first gen Intel MacBook Pro, and see no reason to replace it anytime soon. If it hadn't been for my prior PowerBook running the obsolete Motorola chip (thus limiting me by newer software/hardware integration issues), I'd still by using that one.

Hope this helps other Apple fans aiming to starve the beast.

174 posted on 11/07/2012 6:57:02 AM PST by papertyger
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To: AlexW

bfl


175 posted on 11/07/2012 7:09:10 AM PST by tnlibertarian (I am not going to vote for Romney..... I already have.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Don’t donate to the Red Cross, etc for natural disasters that occur in blue States.


176 posted on 11/07/2012 7:26:16 AM PST by unixman9627
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To: tsowellfan

I would just go to the post office and ask them. They may issue you a new passport but I really don’t know.


177 posted on 11/07/2012 7:27:00 AM PST by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: stuartcr
I tell them to pray. I am not alone. Glenn Beck just had a man on that owns a small chemical company and he and his wife decided the same thing that I did. They are closing next year also. I am not the leader of anything but my own destiny and I am not qualified to TELL anyone else what they should do.

I am going to make certain that I have no debt... that I spend as little as possible... that I do not produce or create anything that can fund socialism. I am going to sit back and watch those that voted for obama try to finance obama. I have no power to do anything else beyond that. If a secession movement starts up... I will consider joining it if it is well organized and well planned... otherwise I do my part to starve the beast.

LLS

178 posted on 11/07/2012 8:03:56 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Then you do know what to do.


179 posted on 11/07/2012 8:06:16 AM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: qman

“Find Galt’s Gulch. I’ll build the d—n thing if I have to.” — Glenn Beck, a few minutes ago.


180 posted on 11/07/2012 8:08:03 AM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: formosa

How do you think God feels about that choice?


181 posted on 11/07/2012 8:11:10 AM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: unixman9627

???


182 posted on 11/07/2012 8:14:29 AM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: stuartcr

I certainly hope and pray that I am doing the right thing. I know that I cannot afford to lose any more money trying to keep a small business going in this putrid environment. I have been punished for doing the right thing all of my life and playing by the rules. One cannot exist being honest and forthright and I refuse to become what they are... so I quit.

LLS


183 posted on 11/07/2012 8:15:33 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

You’re alive and you live in the USA, that is way more than billions of others have.


184 posted on 11/07/2012 8:23:31 AM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: stuartcr

Would God expect me to live as a slave or die fighting for what is morally right. Would it be acceptable to God if I compromised my principals and surrendered to evil? Would that even be life? Or would it be a living death as in hell? (just to be completely truthful, I’m not Christian but I am a highly moral person who believes in individual freedom and responsibility)

Also I’m of the firm belief that it is better to give up than give in to evil. It is truly unfortunate that these are choices that we and our children may be forced to make within our lifetimes.


185 posted on 11/07/2012 8:51:28 AM PST by formosa
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To: Utmost Certainty; tsowellfan; All
In the past three hours, I have cut back my spending by nearly $2000 a year!

Here is how I did it...and I am looking for more ideas.

1. Downgraded my cable tv service. We don't watch a ton of TV, but I like the news channels and sometimes I like watching sports. We also took back one of our "DVR receiver" boxes since we don't watch much tv in the bedroom.

Approximate savings: $45 a month/$540 a year.

2. Cut down on my home phone service...went from an unlimited monthly plan to a limited monthly plan. Someday we may get rid of the land line altogether, but it is still nice to have if the cell phones are charging or otherwise being used.

Approximate savings: $10 a month/$120 a year.

3. Quit the health club...not everyone in the family uses it...some of us do, but they'll have to use the "video game" exercise route--the Wii Fit, or whatever or maybe go outside and walk.

Approximate savings: $72 a month/$864 a year!

4. Lawn service...our guy comes by every two weeks at a cost of $30 a week. We will now have him come by ONCE A MONTH...yes, the grass will get a little longer in the summer time. Too bad. We'll deal with it.

Approximate savings: $420 a year!

Every person/business/company that has been affected by these decsions is being told it is a direct result of the election yesterday!

So there are some ideas....God bless you all.

Let's keep these great ideas going!! :)

186 posted on 11/07/2012 9:01:30 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: coldflamingo

There really isn’t anything to say except to thank you for your service and that I will pray for us all.

I just cant find anything to be up-beat about.


187 posted on 11/07/2012 9:04:50 AM PST by oldmomster
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To: stuartcr

I thank GOD for that but it does not excuse the treason perpetrated upon all real Americans... it does not change a single fact of how we got here. It will not solve a single problem or offer a single solution.

LLS


188 posted on 11/07/2012 9:05:58 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Limit holiday purchases as much as possible. Pack lunches instead of buying fast food. By soda by the 2-liter bottle and use washable water bottles. In general, buy in bulk whenever possible. Another little tip: don’t use a plain soap dish—make sure the soap is somehow elevated so the water drains away (hint: turn the dish upside down). It will last 3x longer.


189 posted on 11/07/2012 9:11:13 AM PST by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: formosa

How would I know what God expects? I do know that whenever anyone talks about suicide here on FR, they say that isn’t what God wants and the person will go to hell for it.

Are you really going to teach your children that you believe suicide is ok? How do you think they will feel if that’s what you or their mother did?


190 posted on 11/07/2012 9:17:09 AM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: LibLieSlayer

Life goes on, whether we like it or not.


191 posted on 11/07/2012 9:19:53 AM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: stuartcr

Is dying for a cause suicide or a casualty of war? Sometimes death is the only alternative in war. If the enemy kills you then you are dead.


192 posted on 11/07/2012 9:33:18 AM PST by formosa
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To: SoFloFreeper; tsowellfan; All
Just saved another $780 a year!

I just got off the phone with my pest control service...told them to stop spraying...the very nice Hispanic lady on the phone asked me why, and I told her the election is making us change our budget.

She sighed deeply and told me she just got off the phone with someone else who told her the same thing--and she said she completely understands and is in the same boat!!!

Folks, this may be something that is being done in greater numbers than we realize!

Obamanomics is failing.

193 posted on 11/07/2012 9:37:59 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: formosa

Sounds like relativism to me.


194 posted on 11/07/2012 9:40:27 AM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Quit preaching. People are here to vent a little, not argue with your strawmen.


195 posted on 11/07/2012 9:42:52 AM PST by tweakDU (Romney Ryan 2012 Vote!)
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To: tweakDU

I started this thread to get ideas...I’ll keep speaking in it as I see fit.


196 posted on 11/07/2012 9:52:10 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: tweakDU

I started this thread to get ideas...I’ll keep speaking in it as I see fit. :)


197 posted on 11/07/2012 9:52:25 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: stuartcr

Quit preaching. People are here to vent a little, not argue with your strawmen.


198 posted on 11/07/2012 9:52:54 AM PST by tweakDU (Romney Ryan 2012 Vote!)
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To: tweakDU

Different people gots different vents...


199 posted on 11/07/2012 10:00:27 AM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: SoFloFreeper
Aleady there.

No spouse, no dependents, no house plants, no pets, no real estate.

A self-contained RV is the ultimate bug-out bag. Got that, too.

Also, lots of cash, gold, beans, bullets and bandaids.

Maintain a low profile, so your neighbors (if you're unlucky enough to have any) don't think they can come and forcibly take your stuff. Nonetheless, establish a defensible perimeter and a plan to deal with an attack.

Realize that the Republican party just committed suicide and is trying to take you with it.

Look for alternatives.

200 posted on 11/07/2012 10:07:14 AM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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