TECHNOLOGY: Lulu gives me a new ticket #; Just fix the damn problem!

I really don’t need a new number; just fix the problem? FROM MAY!!!

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In an effort to serve you better, Lulu Customer Support has implemented a new support system, and assigned you a new Case Number to replace your existing Ticket number:  LTK152020328616X. Your new Case number has a unique Reference id that must be in the subject line of your emails in order to reach us.

The new system will allow us to easily scale our support with the growth of our business and cut down on the wait times you may have previously experienced as well as giving us a more in-depth look at your individual customer history. We will continue to address all of your preexisting support issues, and you do not need to take any further action, but if you have new information to add to your ticket please respond to this email instead of replying to your previous ticket. This will ensure that we receive the relevant information and can add it to your existing support case.

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MONEY: The absurd claims of a bureaucrat

Acting U.S. Attorney Edward R. Ryan of the Western District of North Carolina said, “When groups seek to undermine the U.S. currency system, the government is compelled to act. These coins are not government-produced coinage, yet purchasers were led to believe by those who made and sold them that they should be spent like U.S. Federal Reserve Notes. Such claims are in violation of federal law.”

I have never read such blatant nonsense.

Yes, the seek to return the United States to honest Constitutional money. At the very least, this is an exercise in political dissent protected by the First Amendment.

And, any REASONABLE person can instantly distinguish between a “Liberty Dollar” and the a paper Federal Reserve Banknote. Silver and gold are very different from paper.

In order to spend them like a Federal Reserve Note, one would have to have the intent to defraud!

Sorry, this is a political indictment intended to chill any inquiry into the nature of Federal Reserve Banknotes.

And, how is it that the Government has departed from money as defined in the Constitution.

Perhaps, we should be asking “Is the inflation of the value of Federal Reserve Banknotes a government “taking” under the terms of the Fifth Amendment?”

Hopefully, people will see this for what it is. An attempt to keep the people blind to the unConstitutional conduct of their government.

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Acting United States Attorney Edward R. Ryan

Western District of North Carolina


JUNE 3, 2009 704.344.6222 Fax: 704.344.6629


Former Executive Director of Liberty Dollar Services, Inc. Charged in Federal Indictment

ASHEVILLE, NC – Bernard von NotHaus, 65, formerly of Evansville, Indiana, and two

additional defendants from Evansville, along with William Kevin Innes, 53, of Asheville, North

Carolina, have been indicted in U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina on

conspiracy and other charges in connection with an alleged unlawful operation to publish,

possess and sell for profit, coins in resemblance and similitude to U.S. coins. All four defendants

are also charged in the alleged conspiracy with uttering and passing, and attempting to utter and

pass, a coin of silver in resemblance of genuine coins of the United States in the denominations

of five dollars and greater, and intended for use as current money. The four are also charged

with one count of mail fraud, while von NotHaus and Innes are both charged in two additional

counts each, with selling and possessing with intent to defraud, Liberty Dollar coins; and with

uttering and passing, and attempting to utter and pass, a coin of silver in resemblance of genuine

coins of the United States of the denominations of five dollars and greater, and intended for use

as current money.

Today’s announcement is made by Acting U.S. Attorney Edward R. Ryan for the Western

District of North Carolina; Owen Harris, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of

Investigation (FBI) in North Carolina, and Van Duncan, Sheriff of Buncombe County, North


Acting U.S. Attorney Edward R. Ryan of the Western District of North Carolina said,

“When groups seek to undermine the U.S. currency system, the government is compelled to act.

These coins are not government-produced coinage, yet purchasers were led to believe by those

who made and sold them that they should be spent like U.S. Federal Reserve Notes. Such claims

are in violation of federal law.”

Defendant William Kevin Innes was arrested on the charges on June 2, 2009, and made

an initial appearance before a federal Magistrate Judge in Asheville today. Innes was ordered

detained pending a detention hearing which is now set for Monday, June 8, 2009 at 9:35 a.m.

before Magistrate Judge David Cayer in the federal courthouse in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Bernard von NotHaus, 65, Honolulu, Hawaii

Pending arrest

Sarah Jane Bledsoe, 42, Evansville, Indiana

Pending arrestDistrict of North Carolina; Owen Harris,

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Rachelle L. Moseley, 34, Evansville, Indiana

Pending arrest

According to the allegations contained in the indictment, which was returned and filed

under seal by a federal grand jury sitting in Charlotte, North Carolina, on May 19, 2009, since

1998 NORFED, The National Organization for the Repeal of the Federal Reserve and Internal

Revenue Codes, together with its officers, members, associates, and customers (collectively

NORFED), has been issuing, disseminating, and placing into circulation, including by use of the

Postal Service and United States mails, the Liberty Dollar in all its forms throughout the United

States and Puerto Rico. The indictment alleges that the purpose of NORFED is to mix Liberty

Dollars into the current money of the United States, and further alleges that NORFED intends for

the Liberty Dollar to be used as current money in order to limit reliance on, and to compete with,

United States currency.

The indictment alleges that members affiliated with NORFED sell the Liberty Dollar coin

at a greater price than they pay for it, and that the profit for these individuals is the difference

between their discounted purchase price and the price for which they sell the coin. Additionally,

according to the allegations contained in the indictment, a person who is not affiliated with

NORFED pays the face value minted on the coin.

In the allegations of the indictment, Bernard von NotHaus is described as having been the

president of NORFED and the Executive Director of Liberty Dollar Services, Inc. until

September 30, 2008. He is also described in the allegations contained in the indictment as the

monetary architect of the Liberty Dollar and has been the Regional Currency Officer in

Evansville, Indiana where NORFED corporate offices are maintained. According to the

indictment, Bernard von NotHaus designed the Liberty Dollar currency in 1998. The indictment

alleges that William Kevin Innes is the Asheville, North Carolina Regional Currency Officer for

NORFED and one of three members of the NORFED Executive Committee. Also, according to

the allegations contained in the indictment, until around March 2008, Sarah Jane Bledsoe was the

NORFED Fulfillment Office manager in Evansville, Indiana, and Rachelle L. Moseley works in

the Evansville, Indiana corporate office of NORFED and has been employed as the Regional

Currency Office Manager and Chief Operations Officer.

“People understand that there is only one legal currency in the United States. When

groups try to replace the U.S. dollar with coins and bills that don’t hold the same value, it affects

the economy. Consumers were using their hard-earned money to buy goods and services, then

getting fake change in return,” said Owen Harris, the Special Agent in Charge of the Charlotte

Division of the FBI. “No one in this country is above or beyond the law, and our law

enforcement partners will continue to bring violators to justice.”

If convicted, each of the defendants faces a maximum sentence of five years’

imprisonment on the conspiracy charged in Count One and a maximum sentence of 20 years’

imprisonment on the mail fraud charge in Count Two. As to the additional counts with which

von NotHaus and Innes are charged, Count Three (publishing) carries a maximum sentence of 15

years’ imprisonment, and Count Four carries a maximum sentence of five years’ imprisonment.

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The indictment includes a Notice of Forfeiture and Finding of Probable Cause that the

defendants forfeit to the United States all of the property involved in the offenses with which

they are charged in the indictment, and all property traceable to such offenses.

The case was investigated by the FBI, and the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, with

assistance from the U.S. Secret Service, Treasury OIG for Tax Administration, the NC Joint

Terrorism Task Force, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Acting U.S. Attorney Ryan

express his gratitude to the United States Mint for its role in the indictment. Ryan characterized

the Mint’s role as “significant and vital.” The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United

States Attorney Jill W. Rose of the Asheville Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District

of North Carolina.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendants are presumed to

innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

A copy of the bill of indictment can be viewed by visiting website: and clicking on the word “news.”

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Who invented what? When?

Text: Obama’s Speech in Cairo
Published: June 4, 2009

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The following is a text of President Obama’s prepared remarks to the Muslim world, delivered on June 4, 2009, as released by the White House.

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As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam. It was Islam – As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam. It was Islam – at places like Al-Azhar University – that carried the light of learning through so many centuries, paving the way for Europe’s Renaissance and Enlightenment. It was innovation in Muslim communities that developed the order of algebra; our magnetic compass and tools of navigation; our mastery of pens and printing; our understanding of how disease spreads and how it can be healed. Islamic culture has given us majestic arches and soaring spires; timeless poetry and cherished music; elegant calligraphy and places of peaceful contemplation. And throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.

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Here’s where I went nuts!

I’m an injineer. Technology is my “thing”. Mistakes around that just send me up the wall.

>It was Islam – at places like Al-Azhar University – that carried the light of learning through so many centuries, paving the way for Europe’s Renaissance and Enlightenment. It

Sorry, but wasn’t that the Irish monks that preserved knowledge for the Renaissance?

> developed the order of algebra

Other than the concept of zero, I’m unaware of this. Wasn’t it the Greeks and later the English that developed algebra?

>our magnetic compass and tools of navigation

Chinese and later the English Navy?

>our mastery of pens and printing


>our understanding of how disease spreads and how it can be healed

Hippocrates, and / or Ignaz Semmelweis?

>majestic arches and soaring spires

Wasn’t the arch a Roman invention; spires in the Far East?

>demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.

Wow, that’s a corker. Didn’t, don’t they, they kill Jews and “unbeleivers”?


Sorry I thought this was outrageous!

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MONEY: The Gooferment acts to preserve its monopoly on “dollars”

Dear Reader:

This is OUTRAGEOUS. Just as Sadam Hussein of Iraq learned when he suggested that oil be trade in gold, don’t mess with the US’s monopoly on the world’s reserve currency.

(Disclaimer, I think the Liberty Dollar is overpriced versus the spot price of the underlying commodity. But, maybe I don’t understand how expensive it is to mint medallions. They are cheaper than what is offered on the late night infomercials to buy “Liberian Silver” or such nonsense.)

Bernard and the Liberty Dollar folks are threatening to take the country back to Constitutional money of gold and silver. Single handedly! Interesting is they are the size of a gnat on a cow’s butt in comparison to the Federal Reserve. The “establishment” is so threatened as it has to persecute and prosecute them.

See the Establishment can NOT afford to have any one “look behind the curtain”! You might ask the question “What is a dollar?”. That question leads to the more “deadly” question — deadly to their ability to delude the people into allowing the Government have the ability to inflate — “What value does a Federal Reserve Banknote intrinsically have?”. That’s the question that puts a stake thru the heart of the vampire known as the Federal Reserve Bank. Inflation is the silent hidden tax.

(The Federal Reserve Bank is a misnomer. IT ain’t “federal”. It reserves nothing. And, it ain’t a “bank”. It is a private cartel of the elite banks run for their benefit and that of the entrenched politicians. )

(As an aside, just look at the reelection rate of incumbent politicians. And, where they are “replaced”, note that their “replacement” is a member of the opposite “major” party that follows the exact same agenda. And, you wonder why stuff doesn’t change. How can it? The elite are very content with the current system. It’s only the “unwashed” who get screwed. Repeatedly.)

So, the Federal Reserve Banknote allows the politicians to take everyone’s wealth by inflation. So they can have a “welfare / warfare” society and the sheeple don’t even known they are being shorn. In the last thirty years, the dollar has lost more than 95% of it’s purchasing power. Watch the old quiz show “Let’s Make a Deal” and see the price of a new car in the Sixties was less than 5,000 “dollars”. Why does a Government Motors car cost 50,000 now? It ain’t the same dollars. My first house cost 8,000 “dollars” when it was built in the Fifties, why is it worth 350,000 “dollars” now. Did the boards suddenly become more valuable? No, the Government money is worth less and they can’t print houses.

So, here we have the Government desperately trying to reign in the whole concept of “honest money”. There’s an old rhyme “Money has functions four: a medium, a measure, a standard, a store.” See in order to be “money”, it has to be a store of value. The Federal Reserve Banknote is: a medium of exchange (as long as the sheeple believe it to be), a measure (as long as you realize each year it’s different; imagine a measure of length getting shorter every year — giving the Government “more” land to sell), a standard (as long as you don’t mind a standard shrinking every year), and a store (where the rats in congress erode your wealth silently).

That’s why they have to surpress anything that reflects badly upon their “dollar” monopoly.

Forewarned is fore armed!

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Begin forwarded message:

From: Liberty Dollar <>

Date: June 5, 2009 2:35:24 AM EDT

To: reinkefj

Subject: FBI Arrests Bernard, Kevin, Sarah & Rachelle


June 2009 Vol. 11 No. 06-A

Urgent News for All Liberty Dollar Supporters!

FBI Arrests Bernard, Kevin, Sarah & Rachelle

The battle for a value based currency has began!

The last two days have been amazing! Just shortly after midnight on Tuesday, the phone started ringing and I let the answering machine take the call. But very soon there was another call… with an even more urgent message! Very quickly, a friend of Kevin Innes, explained to me that Kevin had been “detained” by the local sheriff and was being held for the FBI to arrest him! Holy Cow!! The #2 supporter for the Liberty Dollar and co-instructor at the Liberty Dollar University training sessions was in deep trouble with the Feds! I was sure to be next. But would they arrive in a few minutes or would it be a pre-dawn Nazi style assault?

Finally, I got up at 4:00 AM. I was very concerned for Kevin and wondered when the FBI would hit me. Fortunately the morning was quickly filled with a flurry of calls from Kevin’s friend, other interested parties, the usual business calls and making preparations for the inevitable knock on the door. But nobody came. Then just after noon, Niles, who’s wife, Rachelle, manages the Liberty Dollar Fulfillment Office, called to tell me that Rachelle had been picked up by the FBI at the LD Office and was due to be arraigned in just a few hours! The FBI strikes again!

Luckily, I was able to talk to Rachelle via her cell phone while the FBI was holding her. I was pleased that the FBI agents were the friendly professional types and afforded Rachelle and I quite a few minutes of private conversation. Under the circumstances, Rachelle’s demeanor and resolve was right on target. And very quickly, I learned that a warrant had been issued for my arrest. And just a quickly, Rachelle was off to court to be arraigned.

Much later in the afternoon, I learned to my surprise that three big FBI agents had arrested Sarah at work. She and Rachelle were arraigned together and quickly released to on their own recognizance (OR) before the sun set on a very eventful day for the Liberty Dollar. The quick, professional effort with Sarah and Rachelle were gratifying and encouraging. Unfortunately, I was to learn that Sarah lost her job because of this event.

By last afternoon it was clear that the Liberty Dollar would be best served by my turning myself in to the to the US Marshals, otherwise know as ‘self reporting.’ After a few calls, I found myself talking to Agent Andy (aka Agent F) who was his usual friendly, chatty self. He even recognized my voice although we had only spoken twice and that was over 18 months ago. Sure enough he confirmed that a federal arrest warrant for my arrest had been issued. And after a bit of gamesmanship with Agent Andy, I agreed to report to the US Marshal’s office in Fort Myers, Florida at 9:00 AM on Thursday morning as it was too late to be arraigned, plus an overnight in jail would have wrinkled by clothes :)

The following morning, Thursday, June 3, 2009, I actually arrived at the Marshal’s office at 8:30 due to light traffic. As the saying goes, “If you gotta do time, do federal time.” Quite simply, the federal boys are better educated, better trained and have better manners. I was immediately escorted to a holding cell. After an hour or less, I met with the Pre-Trila Service rep and made it to court at 11:00 in chains and handcuffs. The female judge was businesslike and granted my request to attend my son’s graduation in Physics from UCLA next week. After fingerprinting, signing a $50,000 Appearance Bond, one final meeting with the Pre-Indictment Service rep, I was free.

In general, the arraignment was a pleasant affair. The US Marshals did their job with very little attitude, as they should. After all, I am self reporting, and it is for anything violent, I just want to prove that I have a right to issue my own currency and if any body chooses to use it then it is a “private contract.” It is certainly not a crime.

And so it came to pass, 2009 years after the birth of Christ, that four regular Americans have taken a stand to defend the People’s right to protect themselves from a government currency that has a long and unforgiving history of stealing the people’s purchasing power. This is a test of individual rights, as protected by the Tenth Amendment. It is the deciding moment that a private voluntary barter currency (PVBC) is legal in the great United States of America. This is a test that the Liberty Dollar must and will pass, for that I have no doubt. But it will not be easy or cheap. Please, if you support our efforts, support us with any kind of money you have, including pro bono services. Now that the Liberty Dollar faces a federal criminal trial, it is the US Government v Liberty Dollar ala Bernard, Kevin, Sarah & Rachelle. Please help us win. Please help yourself win. Please help American win.

Very simply this is a Win or Lose battle. In addition to money for this legal fight we need articles that reference non-government currency, such as Air Miles as currency, legal research assistance, expert witnesses, legal assistance, etc. If you support the ideals of the Liberty Dollar, this is the time to get behind the Liberty Dollar. We critically need your help! Please send your digital info to and your donations of value including other kinds of “currencies” to:


225 N. Stockwell Road

Evansville. Indiana. 47715

The best news is that the Liberty Dollar finally has the opportunity to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that it is legal. Over two years ago I sued the US government for a Declaratory Judgment to resolve the legality issue. And how did they respond, they raided the Liberty Dollar and confiscated over $4 million dollars in gold, silver and cash. The US government has done everything possible to kill the Liberty Dollar! And guess what? It has not worked. The mere fact that the Liberty Dollar is still in business is a testament to your demand for Real Money and the ideals that the Liberty Dollar represents.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your support! Trust me, the Liberty Dollar is not made up of any fat cats. We are all just regular Americans. And we all just want good money, a lot less government and no damn war!

Click HERE for a stilted Press Release by the DOJ. Its three pages with a whopper by Owen Harris, Special FBI Agent in Charlotte who said, “When groups try to replace the US dollar with coins and bills that don’t hold the same value…” WOW what a telling statement of pure spin.

Click HERE for the 13 page Indictment.

Click HERE for Sarah’s Arrest Warrant.

Guess what?! Liberty Dollar still in business and we need more business! As there has been no Cease and Desist Order, Liberty Dollar remains OPEN FOR BUSINESS. Please visit our shopping cart for all the 2009 Liberty, Peace, Freedom, T-Dollars and more. Don’t be bashful or stupid. Silver is going to the moon, just as sure as the US dollar is going to hell with your purchasing power. Now is the time to protect your purchasing with the “inflation proof” currency and help usher in a new monetary model that provides the only proven, peaceful, and profitable solution to the monetary cancer that has infected America.

OUTSTANDING ORDERS: Please rest assured that we will fill all outstanding orders. Yes, after producing a sizable amount of pre-minted Silver Libertys and finally getting current with most orders, we changed mints and are now behind again. We apologize emphatically! Poor and/or slow delivery is not acceptable business. It hurts everyone. And just when we were about to get current again we were arrested. Please continue to support us with your patience too. We promise to get every order out ASAP. But as I hope you can understand, it is a struggle to run a business, any business, in such an environment and fight a major legal battle for our right to protect our purchasing power

The last few 2009 Arrest Dollars. Are you familiar with the Arrest Dollars? Starting in 2007 and continuing through this year the Arrest Dollar is one ounce Silver Liberty that is specially hand hallmarked with a micro “handcuffs” stamp and my federally registered mintmark. Issued only from the day of the raid to today. The last few 2009 Arrest Dollars are currently on the Shopping Cart. After these are gone, they are gone to eBay for much more money.

The 2009 Tea Party Dollar (T-Dollar) is still available and we are still waiting confirmation on the shipment. We are still expecting to have the first batch order in the first 24 HOURS here for the July 4 events. The T-Dollar is still only a buck for an ounce of copper AND you can still get them for 10% discount to they $1 face value for a 100 or more. Hey, they are only a buck… you can’t go wrong. Plus every copper issue has sold out. Get these while you can and help support our legal efforts tooJ

The 2009 Silver Libertys! The backbone of the Liberty Dollar model is the one ounce .999 fine silver Lib! Just in the last few days, silver has bounced back over $16, soon the 30 day moving average will be $16 and the Liberty Dollar will Move Up again to the $50 Silver Base. PLEASE don’t be dumb and buy silver when it is high. Get it NOW!!! Sure it is not $5 per ounce any more, nor will it ever be again. $5 silver is just not possible with the government spending phony baloney fiat money like a drunken sailor. Please order silver now and protect your purchasing power and profit tomorrow!

Stay tuned to the Liberty Dollar News as we vindicate and validate the legality of the Liberty Dollar. Please take an active role in this exciting and profitable time. Don’t lose out. Get involved with the Liberty Dollar to make money, do good and have fun. I am having as much fun in my 60’s and I did in The 60’s and hope you are too.

Thanks again for your support.

Bernard von NotHaus

Monetary Architect



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MONEY: Build your own pension

Interesting. Pensions are dead. The Social Security Ponzi scheme is “underfunded” (i.e., a polite way to say broke).

What does one do?

Accumulate 2M$!

Yes, you read it correctly.


An investment portfolio of of 2M$ at 5% would throw off an annual income of $100,000.

There’s your “pension”.

Was much easier in the old days. The ancient history days of large stable enterprises like IBM and AT&T where one would go and spend a career. Work for forty plus years and leave at 65 with a gold watch and monthly check tht made a comfortable retirement.

Now only politician and bureaucrats have that. They’ve voted it for themselves at the taxpayers expense. (Unfortunately, the joke’s on them. Who will pay the taxes to pay these gold plated pensions? The taxpayers as broke as the gooferment.)

And, don’t be fooled by insurance company annuities. They just take your money for a promise to send you a monthly check. Madoff was a Ponzi. But, don’t think these “insurance companies” are any better than AIG or any Wall Street Financial Firm.

So, you take your 2M$ and invest to diversify getting your 5%.

For those of you who are aggressive savers and entrepreneurs: go for 10M$.

That’s the land of critical mass that Bob Brinker the financial radio show host talks about.

With 10M$, you have have a five year CD ladder with 2M$ in each “rung”, and get your 100K without ever thinking about it. By diversification, you can have it all FDIC insured. That’s about as close to rock solid as one can get.

Now, you may not get to 10m$, unless you’re entrepreneurial. You may not get to 2M$ unless you save your fool head off.

But that doesn’t absolve you from the consequences of not doing your financial planning.

You can only depend upon yourself.

Remember the new sucess formula is:

   (1) ruthless financial discipline — no bad debt;

   (2) a life long interest in learning — education — a degree — they can’t take it away from you;

   (3) a white collar job in order to save big bux;

   (4) a blue collar skill for hard times — never saw a poor plumber;

   (5) one or more internet based businesses — your store is always open;

   (6) a free time hobby that generates income; and

   (7) a large will-maintained network of people who can “help” you.

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