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Seriously considering going Galt (YAV - Yet Another Vanity)
Vanity ^ | November 7, 2012 | ConservativeInPa

Posted on 11/07/2012 4:55:13 PM PST by ConservativeInPA

For quite a while I have been considering going Galt. This election is a tipping point for me. I live on PA and things are not getting better. But living in PA isn't the entire problem. There has been a progressive assault on freedom and liberty in our nation for decades.

Are there others considering going Galt or off the grid?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: vanity
FRmail me if you don't feel comfortable talking about this on a public thread.
1 posted on 11/07/2012 4:55:17 PM PST by ConservativeInPA
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To: ConservativeInPA

Many have already. Going galt doesn’t have to be the same degree for everyone, the whole point is lowering your profile and reducing income as much, paying in as little as possible, up to what you are comfortable doing.


2 posted on 11/07/2012 4:58:54 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: ConservativeInPA
I have no problem with this option.

How is another story, but I don't plan on just blithely accepting a corrupt government's claim on my time and enterprise.

3 posted on 11/07/2012 5:00:51 PM PST by skeeter
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To: ConservativeInPA

The government will just track the messages. I’m slightly interested, but I need to tell someone some things that may determine my future.


4 posted on 11/07/2012 5:01:42 PM PST by wastedyears (I don't want to live on this planet anymore.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Go Galt? Fuck it. I’m getting on the free shit bandwagon.


5 posted on 11/07/2012 5:03:06 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

Me too! If Sallie Mae keeps bothering me, they can go get a bailout from Obama.

I’m done. I did everything I was supposed to do to achieve “the American Dream”, and I got hosed thanks to decades of class warfare and identity politics.

Let the system collapse, and have their messiah unmasked for the fraud he is.


6 posted on 11/07/2012 5:08:37 PM PST by Shadow44
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To: Shadow44

>>> Let the system collapse, and have their messiah unmasked for the fraud he is.

I don’t think we’ll have to wait long.

3000 jobs in Texas just today... Gone.
Biggest Dow drop all year long TODAY.
Already multiple reports of layoffs that were gagged before the election...
and many many more to come as businesses across America actually do “Go Galt”


7 posted on 11/07/2012 5:16:14 PM PST by Safrguns
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To: bigheadfred
"Go Galt? Fuck it. I’m getting on the free shit bandwagon. "

It's possible to do both in a hybrid partial fashion.

8 posted on 11/07/2012 5:18:23 PM PST by Paladin2 (.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

I’m in Pa as well. To the degree anyone can - it’s an easy passive way to starve the beast. I started today by asking my doc who he voted for. Political affiliation isn’t a protected class. He responded correctly so I will allow him to be the one to bill my insurance company for services rendered.


9 posted on 11/07/2012 5:19:51 PM PST by Sylvester McMonkey McBean
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To: ConservativeInPA

You guys can quit if you want. But 2014 is coming. There’s only one question: Who will answer the call?
I have been here since 1998. I worked security at the FreeRepublic March for Justice. I have been to DC multiple times to protest against Clinton with freepers. Yeah, we lost a few times but we ultimately won in 2000. We won because we never stopped fighting. And it was just in time because 9/11/2001 was coming. Who remembers that day? Did you want to quit? Did you want to surrender? Did you want to go “Galt” on us when the terrorists attacked? The people on that plane said “Let’s Roll”, not “Let’s Roll Over”.
We’ll survive this like we have always survived. We trained for the next fight. I have been on the front lines with freepers who have lost their lives. What the Hell would we say to them? Oh Chief Negotiator, we’re scared? Oh Harpseal, it’s too hard. Oh Militiaman7, what if we get hurt? Oh Ladyx, I’m tired. Oh Congressman Billybob, we’ll never win. Oh BCM, do I have to do it?
Who will fight with us? Who will fight for 2014? Who will fight for America? Who will ride to the rescue of Lady Liberty?
Sound the Horn of Helm Hammerhand
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-ziyZYaELw
Warning beacons of Gondor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIhnYFRu4ao


10 posted on 11/07/2012 5:19:58 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Deb; Jim Robinson

PING damn you PING


11 posted on 11/07/2012 5:20:49 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: bigheadfred

That’s the fastest way to end this lunacy...collapse it under its own weight.


12 posted on 11/07/2012 5:22:31 PM PST by RavenATB
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To: bigheadfred

That’s the fastest way to end this lunacy...collapse it under its own weight.


13 posted on 11/07/2012 5:22:45 PM PST by RavenATB
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To: ConservativeInPA

Live one day at a time. Serve your neighbors (family and those outside). Current affairs are not as dire as we tend to make them out to be, and even if they were, this life and politics is not all there is. You’ve got a lot to offer - more than you think. You’re not alone!! I suggest refraining from any immediate big decisions unless your local circumstance absolutely demand it.

I’m not all that familiar with what “Going Galt” means. I suspect it means dropping off the radar, as it were. That probably describes 80% of the Untited State population, inasmuch as they just don’t care about this stuff like you and I do.

Make no mistake about it, we still live in a country that is blessed beyond belief when it comes to natural resources and heritage. Today’s politcal milieu points to an uptick in terms of incivility, so it is incumbent upon us to work with our neighbors to maintain and instill more of it.

God bless you!


14 posted on 11/07/2012 5:24:51 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew (double trouble, here we come)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Gone.

Already gone. It’s been working out very well the last 4 years. Non-essential spending is at a minimum. Immediate family gatherings have increased. Philosophies of freedom and faith are discussed regularly and grow stronger. Everybody is working and receiving awards/raises/accolades. Everyone is trained for using firearms. We are healthy, cohesive, coherent and have never been stronger. Life in this collective of family and friends is FANTASTIC!

We have DEFUNDED socialist collectives, spoken out against BIG GOVERNMENT socialism/totalitarianism and DEPOPULATED socialists/liberals/progressives/liars/deceivers/totalitarians/parasites from our lives and voted against them in our government.

Life, health, liberty, preparedness BUMP!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2956311/posts

DEFUND the beast. It will collapse. REBUILD. We’ve have a template for governance...

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.html

—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Life, health, liberty, preparedness BUMP!

live - free - republic

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2956715/posts

I agree but it’s not bad or painful enough. DEFUND it. (we’ve had 4 years to prepare). If you haven’t prepared...start today and DEFUND it while you’re preparing. Protect yourself and your family. Let the useful idiots try to prop it up with the EBT cards.

It’s easy. It’s the socialism, stupid. Explain it to them after...It’s the (socialists) economy, stupid. There is nothing we the prepared, we the productive can do to fix it.

There are small battles every day in the big war. Seize the day. Every day.

Living large, loving life

live - free - republic

Excelsior!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2956758/posts

WOOOHOOOO, generally!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2956767/posts

It’s really EASY.


15 posted on 11/07/2012 5:29:08 PM PST by PGalt
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To: AppyPappy

Pappy,

These people are not talking about quitting. “Atlas Shrugged” is about a recognition that your taxes and talents are being used against you, and by people who cannot even really feed themselves without your help.

There is no mystical hideout in Colorado to go to, so I expect most Galters to be around fighting. They just know what their greatest weapon is.

Best to you.


16 posted on 11/07/2012 5:37:50 PM PST by Empire_of_Liberty
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To: bigheadfred

lol... I might not put it exactly the way you just did, but that’s what I’ve been thinking ever since last night. How many government programs are there? Sign me up.


17 posted on 11/07/2012 5:45:38 PM PST by Tired of Taxes
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To: PGalt
Enjoyed your exuberant post! What are the primary ways you have "Gone Galt"?
18 posted on 11/07/2012 5:55:08 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: ConservativeInPA

“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds”- Samuel Adams


19 posted on 11/07/2012 5:55:33 PM PST by samadams2000
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To: ConservativeInPA

I went Galt three years ago. Upping the anti this morning, I bought a 2000 gallon fuel tank to be delivered tomorrow. All of our vehicles and tractors are diesel.


20 posted on 11/07/2012 5:59:51 PM PST by Boiling point (Socialism; Ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: AppyPappy
Who will fight with us? Who will fight for 2014? Who will fight for America? Who will ride to the rescue of Lady Liberty?

Unless you mean actually fight (as in swords and guns) there is no point.

21 posted on 11/07/2012 6:04:35 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Yes. My family and I are going Galt. Purchasing only necessary day to day living items. Other than that no purchases. We are not exchanging Christmas gifts. Dinner with family, church. I will not give this economy one iota of an uptick so this douchebag in the WH can claim a better 4th quarter.

I am done. We also sold our home in Florida and moved to Tennessee. Love it here. Red state.


22 posted on 11/07/2012 6:10:32 PM PST by rep-always
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To: ConservativeInPA

Yes. My family and I are going Galt. Purchasing only necessary day to day living items. Other than that no purchases. We are not exchanging Christmas gifts. Dinner with family, church. I will not give this economy one iota of an uptick so this douchebag in the WH can claim a better 4th quarter.

I am done. We also sold our home in Florida and moved to Tennessee. Love it here. Red state.


23 posted on 11/07/2012 6:10:32 PM PST by rep-always
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To: ConservativeInPA

Starting my fourth year. Was going to reenter but not now. IMO, have the wisdom to realize when you’re in a hole and it’s time to stop digging.


24 posted on 11/07/2012 6:10:50 PM PST by Errant
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To: AppyPappy

I will demonstrate, march and do whatever I have to do for my country. I am part of the tea party, 912 project etc., but I am going Galt. I WILL STARVE THIS BEAST. They want HANDOUTS, they’re not getting it from me.


25 posted on 11/07/2012 6:13:49 PM PST by rep-always
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To: AppyPappy
I'm with you AppyPappy. I posted this earlier this afternoon on another thread -

I woke up thinking about this quote from Thomas Paine in 1776 -
"THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. "

26 posted on 11/07/2012 6:14:53 PM PST by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: Empire_of_Liberty

It strikes me that going Gault is sort of like escaping from the Matrix.


27 posted on 11/07/2012 6:18:14 PM PST by Hound of the Baskervilles ("Nonsense in the intellect draws evil after it." C.S. Lewis)
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To: MomwithHope; AppyPappy
Consider those things portions of your fruits, taken by this regime, go to fund. Abortion, illegal immigration, gun control, promotion of homosexuality, indoctrination of our youth, 47% population dependency, war on coal, war on fracking, war on our faith to mention only a few.

Don't you think the height of stupidity is continuing to fund our own destruction?

Respectfully,

28 posted on 11/07/2012 6:31:50 PM PST by Errant
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To: Safrguns
It's actually a great strategy. If even 30% of those who voted against Benghazi Barry went Galt , it would starve the Monkey( FEDZILLA ) just enough to capsize the system. When the Monkey dies , no more ebt cards . When that happens things are gonna get very ugly . Mostly in blue state inner city cesspools . Death to the Monkey !
29 posted on 11/07/2012 6:40:11 PM PST by Rage against the Left (GO Galt and Starve the Leftist Monkeys)
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To: Rage against the Left

There is the unlimited printing of money to contend with. But that can’t last forever... Eventually, we’ll probably be forced into some kind of slave labor. But that’s only twice as bad as what we have now and they would then have to feed, house and transport us... ;)


30 posted on 11/07/2012 6:50:11 PM PST by Errant
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To: Jane Long

Family (cohesive) philosophy faith-freedom (studied discussed), shelter (secondaries available) food (storing) protection (practiced) fuels (alternatives available) work (productive) health (practiced) spending (stopped funding anything socialist & most unnecessary) optimism (very high for this collective) enjoyment of life (every minute)

Some categories need more work...others are solid. Produce prepare conserve. It’s fun. It’s easy.


31 posted on 11/07/2012 7:30:37 PM PST by PGalt
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To: AppyPappy
You are comparing times that are different. Back in 1998 and up until recently there were more producers than takers. Now it's about a new generation being even more indoctrinated to expect stuff as they leave their centers of propaganda, not to mention the increasing race baiting, and those who are to proud to wash dishes.

I'm sorry old MFJ bro, but it's going to take an economical collapse before the socialists wise up. Just today I cut off another liberal friend because she just couldn't understand simple economics and has lost commonsense. Count me as GALT. I'm done with the political system - I await the implosion as I head off to Arizona.

32 posted on 11/07/2012 8:15:43 PM PST by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever Against All Enemies - Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: AppyPappy
Sir - you are most correct.

Sure, we can bitch & moan and pontificate endlessly about why Romney lost or Obama won or why so many Americans are stupid. We can tear our sleeves, mourn, and even lay down.

Or we can fight. We can stand, not for a candidate, but for ourselves. We can tell both parties, and those other nefarious groups (unions/acorn/media/etc) that we are NOT going to roll over.

I plan on starting a thing called I-CAN (Indiana Conservative Action Network). We will (hopefully) be able to hold CIVICS classes in the local library - Constitution, History, Social/Governmental Theory w/some solid conservative principles.

I am hoping to start a grassroots campaign (on the local level and eventually the state level) to return integrity to the election process. Actual prosecution of voter fraud, tighter controls, etc...

Aragorn's speech at the black gate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXGUNvIFTQw

33 posted on 11/07/2012 8:27:29 PM PST by Hazelwood Redneck Brain Trust
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To: bigheadfred

Ah, just another “freestuffer”, eh?


34 posted on 11/07/2012 8:35:04 PM PST by biff (WAS)
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To: ConservativeInPA

“I live on PA and things are not getting better. But living in PA isn’t the entire problem.”

Granted, Philadelphia, Scranton and Pittsburgh aren’t places to be in or even near, but PA is a large state with a “conservative middle”, and there are plenty of “Galt’s Gulches” to be found there, where one can hide right in plain sight. Just came back from one on election day.


35 posted on 11/07/2012 9:23:11 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: Errant

I still have faith in the lawsuits filed on religious grounds and that God know’s the way to defeat this evil.


36 posted on 11/08/2012 4:49:03 AM PST by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: ConservativeInPA
I just love all this "give up and screw 'em" talk. What a bunch of summer soldier, pathetic pink baby-men. The Democrats NEVER do this absurd self-flagellating surrender whining.

You make me sick. You make me physically ill when I think of what giants like Washington, Churchill and the doomed Seals at Benghazi were up against.

Go off the grid and take all the (non) principled FR losers with you. Bunch of gutless punks.

Drop DEAD!

37 posted on 11/08/2012 11:11:11 AM PST by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
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To: AppyPappy
Let 'em all go off the grid. After a while they'll start whining because "its too hard and takes too much work". Idiots. Its better to thin the herd of these diapered, fainting goats than all the RINOs who actually stand up to the Left.

Our guys survived the Bataan for THIS? Let these off-the-gridders eat SHIT! (I assume this is a profanity thread)

38 posted on 11/08/2012 11:19:04 AM PST by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
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To: AppyPappy

Should have been “Bataan death march”, but you know what I meant dammit!


39 posted on 11/08/2012 11:21:42 AM PST by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
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To: Deb

The ironic thing is that Obama has been President for 4 years now. The man ain’t exactly shown that he is shot in the ass with initiative. If he was going to build concentration camps, I think we would see some construction by now.

4 more years of golf and NBA games is going to be about it.

I’d be hauling ass out of California though.


40 posted on 11/08/2012 11:42:05 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: AppyPappy

“Yeah, we lost a few times but we ultimately won in 2000. We won because we never stopped fighting”

The Republicans won because people got sick of Clintoon and there were still sufficient numbers wanting the American Dream. Today, more than half don’t even know what that dream is and many more have had that dream stomped on. There are now more than half of the people getting a check from the federal government and many more getting a check from the State.

Until this corrupt system collapses you will not make a change for liberty.

Even the Romans knew that once the people could vote themselves money from the treasury the nation is doomed. We have a corrupt and unconstitutional system stealing from one to bribe votes of another. We have Taxation Without Representation.


41 posted on 11/08/2012 11:55:47 AM PST by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: AppyPappy
The people on that plane said “Let’s Roll”, not “Let’s Roll Over”.

Ooh Rah!

42 posted on 11/08/2012 12:08:10 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Deb

I gather you do feel comfortable talking about this on a public thread.


43 posted on 11/08/2012 12:11:08 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Deb

Hear Hear!


44 posted on 11/08/2012 12:16:32 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Oh, shut up!

(just kidding)

45 posted on 11/08/2012 1:37:29 PM PST by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
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To: Deb

46 posted on 11/08/2012 3:02:00 PM PST by mnehring
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