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Cash-free Greek communities take off while economy collapses

•, By Kieron Monks

On the beautiful Greek island of Evia in the foothills of Mount Telaithrion, former programmer Pan, 29, and seven friends who connected through Internet forums have established the country’s “first eco-community.”

It is an effort to live sustainably and outside mainstream Greek society, which is struggling through the worst economic crisis in memory. While poverty and violence sweep through Athens, the members of the Free and Real team wake up to sunshine each day, ready to work on their own terms.
 Economist Yannis Ioannides of Tufts University, Massachusetts, believes a retreat to rural life provides a “safety net” for young people. “At least they can protect themselves against the market by dropping out of it,” he told Metro.

“It’s not a solution to the crisis — it’s a solution for us,” says Dionysis, 30, a chemist who gave up his life in Athens and closed his bank account, vowing to never return.

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IF you are the type that buys even something as simple as Christmas cards - DOES IT MAKE ANY LOGICAL SENSE TO BUY CHRISTMAS CARDS MADE IN CHINA!!!?  (Of course not).

Here are some decent Christmas cards, that are Made In USA:

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As for ORGANIC food companies, here is some very practical, ‘actionable’ information:


Which, so-called “organic” food companies are fighting Prop 37 in California, to stop GMO labeling, and which organic food companies are funding/supporting GMO labeling (ie, your right to know)?


Boycott the Organic and ‘Natural’ Traitor Brands Whose Parent Companies Oppose Your Right to Know (ie, who oppose CA Prop 37)


Which Mega-Corporations own which “organic” food companies?

Download the “NON-GMO Shopping Guide” here:

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Look, if we want to put AMERICANS back to work - we need to start buying products that are MADE IN THE USA!


Some quality, MADE IN USA products I've found online (by using "startpage" search engine, and typing in: "clothing mens made in usa")  (You can type in whatever product you are looking for, followed by "Made in USA", and you'll get the specific items you are looking for.  Also, search these sites for products other than those specific items listed here)

American Made Button Down Twill Denim Shirt-USA Made Products|Norton's U.S.A.
Burgundy Polo - LS - MADE IN USA!
3/4 Men's Sleeve Baseball Tee Shirt - Made in USA
Thorogood Shoes: Mens Ultimate Cross Trainer Shoes 834 6874
Round House 2202 Double-Front Brown Duck Dungaree - Made in USA
Organic Long Sleeve Crew Tee - USA Made
Hooded Canvas Duck Jacket 12 oz. canvas
Canvas Wagon Cloth Jeans
Keen NoPo Lace Shoes

All Keen footwear Made in USA:,830

Rockmount (Denver, CO)


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Getting your money out of any TBTF Bank is ONE thing that you can do. However,
there are many, many other things that we can all do, too!

Here are just a few:
1) BOYCOTT – learn this concept well, and EMPLOY IT – against those enslaving you!
3) QUESTION all ‘authority’ (Big Business/Government, Big Religion, Big Media, etc.)
4) Get out, and/or stay out, of DEBT!
5) USE CASH AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. Avoid using credit, debit, and customer loyalty cards
6) Bank at a local credit union!
7) VOTE WITH YOUR DOLLARS! (What do you support, with your time, money, and energy?)
8) Contact your Representatives on critical issues: such as "END THE FED!"
9) Re-read the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It isn’t about hunting. It's about tyranny.
10)Buy (products) Made in U.S.A. (Scroll to the very end of this email for quality, USA-Made items)
11)Invest in precious metals, primarily SILVER (and gold).
12)Buy ORGANIC food! Support your local Organic food store or Co-op!
13)Start your own garden using NON-GMO, non-hybrid seeds!
14)Pray or meditate – reduce your stress!
15)Read a book, you know, an actual book! Open your mind!
16)Exercise your brain muscle!
17)Listen to soothing classical, jazz, ambient or other music you thoroughly enjoy!


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