Turris_Babel_by_Athanasius_Kircher
Currency vs Language

By Martin Armstrong

QUESTION: Do language and currencies move in line with each other? Is language a leading indicator to currency i.e. Spanish in California. Will they create their own currency if they separate from the states?

Read More
Local Currencies Part I – Independent Currencies for Dummies.

indepedent currencies

As Local Currencies are gaining momentum, there’s an increasing amount of resources available for aspiring currency projects. To add to that body of knowledge, I’ve decided to write a ‘For Dummies’ elaboration on Local Currencies. What can I offer that’s new?

Read More
UAR_COMBO_R
After the Civil War 2.0 – America’s New Dollar

I think America needs an honest discourse with itself; this is the greatest country in the world, by default. But we could actually be the greatest country that ever existed, if we were just honest about who we are and what we are and where we want to go…

Read More
Declare Independence! Start Your Own Currency!

declare_independence_bjorkInspired by Bjork’s song, Declare Independence, this design features a portrait of the singer and song lyrics. This is my first note design to feature paint swirls, which gives it a Pop Art feel, taking the edge of the transgressive sentiment of the song. They’re not actual paint swirls, but Illustrator-generated patterns that come from my experiments with generative and randomized design…

Read More
3 Out 5 Texans Support Secession If Hillary Wins Presidency

From ZeroHedge

TXIn a shocking testament to just how divided our politics have become, a new Texas poll from Public Policy Polling shows that 60% of Trump supporters in Texas would spport secession from the United States if Hillary wins the White House.  This comes as Hillary’s unfavorable ratings among Trump supporters were a “disappointing” 99% and despite the fact that the poll also finds that Trump is only leading the state, a typical Republican stronghold, by 6 points.

Read More
In Latest Political “Coup”, Catalan Parliament Votes To Secede From Spain

From ZeroHedge

Estellada_Blava_correcta

In the aftermath of last month’s Brexit vote, there was an outpouring of concern in Europe that the British decision would embolden similar separatist movements across the continent. Earlier Wednesday, this is precisely what happened when Catalan nationalists voted to approve a plan to secede from Spain, defying the nation’s Constitutional Court and challenging acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who is currently in political limbo as he struggles to form a government.

Read More
Calls For Texas Independence Surge After Brexit Vote

As expected, it didn’t take long after the final Brexit results for demands for referenda to be put forth by the Netherlands, France, Italy and Scotland. While it’s easy for Americans to fall into the “it can never happen here” mentality, The Mises Institute put forth a thought experiment that dispelled the notion that even if some states in the US wanted to become independent they would be too small to go it alone.

Read More
The Geopolitics of the United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

The Geopolitics of the United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire is republished with permission of Stratfor.

Editor’s Note: Originally published Aug. 24, 2011, in two parts, Stratfor’s U.S. monograph has proved to be one of our most popular analyses. We feature it today in honor of the Fourth of July holiday. It is the 16th in a series of monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs. Click here for part two.

Read More
Acting Man: Who’s Next To Exit? France… Or Maryland?

Authored by Bill Bonner of Bonner & Partners (annotated by Acting-Man’s Pater Tenebrarum),

Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU. But the English, along with the Welsh, voted strongly to break out.They dodged the searchlights, the hounds, and the barbed wire. Now, they are on the loose… and we and others are planning our escape.

Read More
So you want to secede from the U.S.: A four-step guide

By Philip Bump at The Washington Post

When my little sister graduated from high school outside of Dallas earlier this month, I was reminded of the extent to which the country’s second-largest state (in population and area) fancies itself a reluctant participant in this whole “United States” thing. Every morning for years, my sister’s schools would ask that she pledge allegiance to both the United States and the state of Texas, as though her loyalty to one or both may have waned between 3 p.m. and 8 a.m. on any given weekday.

Read More