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Pseudocide - A faked death, also called a "staged death" and pseudocide, is a case in which an individual leaves evidence to suggest that they are dead to mislead others. This is done for a variety of reasons, such as to fraudulently collect insurance money or to avoid capture by law enforcement for some other crime. People who fake their own deaths sometimes do so by pretend drownings, because it provides a plausible reason for the absence of a body.

 

How to Disappear Completely And Never Be Found

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I wanted to move into a homeless shelter because I thought that girls who were homeless would be more likely to go out with me.

I had this fantasy version of what a homeless shelter would be like. We’d sneak around to each others rooms as if they were dorm rooms. It would be romantic. Lots of giggling. And crack smoking. Heck, I’d try it. For love.

I had a job and wasn’t really homeless. I had a place to live. But my girlfriend at the time hated me I was pretty sure of it and I needed a change.  Plus the homeless shelter was right next to my place of work. I could’ve lived at the shelter and it was about a 20 second walk to work.

How great can life be? I ask again: How great can life really be?

The homeless shelter director said “no” to my request. He called my references. I had said I wanted to write about the experience. My boss, my ACTUAL boss at the time, said I was probably mentally ill.

I didn’t have that job for too much longer. Nor did I move into the homeless shelter. But they did let me give chess lessons there.

All of this to say, there’s something primal in me that wants to disappear. To mix with what I view as the lowest of the low, to forget about my past, to sign up for a future that is meaningless, to think only about right now and give up everything else.


When I was a kid I bought the book “How to Disappear Completely  And Never Be Found.” 

I don’t know if any of the techniques still work but here was the author’s plan:

Look at old newspapers from around the day you were born to find the names of babies that died that day. Ask your state government for their birth certificates.

This isn’t unusual. Many people lose their birth certificates.

Use the birth certificate to get a social security card (say you’ve been a permanent student up until now). Use the two forms of ID to get a bank account, credit cards, driver’s license.

Change your hair color. Lose weight. Put a tack in your shoe so you start to walk differently. Start siphoning money out of your bank account until it is all in cash.

Find a crowded city where you can rent an apartment cheap and disappear in the crowd. Plan on building an employment history by starting with temp or construction jobs.

Then disappear. Just walk out of your house and never go back. You’ve just committed pseudocide.

The word “pseudocide” fascinates me. Its like a “little death,” a phrase often used to describe an orgasm.

The book had anecdotal stories of people who had disappeared (how the author kept finding these people was never explained).

People running from marriages, lawsuits, the IRS, or maybe just every now and then someone needs an eraser, some whiteout to rub over emotions, fears, anxieties.

A clean slate that would bring a temporary Nirvana when some, if not all, of the mental and emotional baggage can be discarded with your old life. Wrapped up in a garbage bag and left behind a bowling alley.


The feeling never left me.

When I’m in a neighborhood I look around and judge whether or not I could disappear to here.

Would people find me?

Would I ever run across someone I knew or who recognized me?

Could I just be swallowed up by the chaos here, live in a shelter, work temp jobs in the back of a deli, argue in broken Chinese in some broken down Chinatown?

“Mad Men” is coming back this Sunday. Don Draper, of course, lives a secret identity. And one of the best episodes to ever appear in television history was the episode (“The Jet Set”) where he lived a secret identity within a secret identity – when he just simply disappeared while standing in the lobby of a hotel in California and went off with a bunch of wealthy vagabonds, each with infinitely long back stories that we would never know and never hear of again.

By the time Draper emerged from this new identity, he found himself wealthy, divorced, and dealing with the questions we all grapple with: who are we really?

I have baggage. I have people I care for. Other people I’d rather avoid. I have things I hope for. I have goals and ambitions. I have grudges.

No matter how much of a minimalist style you want to have, you still are stuck with all these things in your head, for better or for worse.

What if you could just wake up in a new place and all the baggage is gone? 

What if you decided, “You know what, these goals aren’t worth it. Too many people die while climbing the perilous mountain of their goals.” When you are young you think you can climb that mountain. But when you start to get a little older you realize, “Damn, if I fall then that’s a long way down.”

Disappearing into the depths of some ghetto, satisfying only your minimal needs, using your aura of mystery to acquire minimal friendship, and just living each day as it is dealt to you, might solve these issues.

The question is: with your current identity, can you live as if you’ve already disappeared?

We all want to de-clutter. To throw things out. But a minimalist lifestyle is bullshit unless you can do it across every sheath in the daily practice: not just physical, but also emotional, mental, and spiritual.

More importantly is to throw away the baggage, the grudges from the past that 1000 years from now will mean nothing, give up on the ambitions for the future that are more trouble and anxiety than they are worth, to de-clutter your brain.

To be free. To suffer a “little death” or to be “born again.”

Picture yourself in a brand new identity. Truly homeless. A vagabond. A nomad.

Imagine you have enough in the bank. Imagine your prior responsibilities are all taken care of. You can go to India and live there for 20 years on almost nothing.

Nobody knows who you are. You are brand new. It’s as if you woke up in a new body. You have no connection to the past and no goals for the future.

Really picture every detail of it. When I visualize it I feel a great weight lift off my shoulders. I want to feel that way all day long.

Tell me the truth – how do you feel?

- James Altucher

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More on this topic can be found on our version of STEAL THIS BOOK in our intel database .... enjoy

 

 

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I often think about disappearing and going "dark" off the grid. I'd say 99.9% of the homeless I've run into and bums, addicts, or mentally ill. I do acknowledge that life on the street can make you crazy if you're not already, but I digress. What I think about for myself is more in line with the mountain men who walked out of society and chose to live a different lifestyle. It was a difficult life not for the faint of heart or lazy, like many of today's homeless. So many people today can't take solitude and are lost without either people around or an electronic gadget to keep them company.

Ah, but alas I am a responsible husband who won't walk out on my family like so many others today do. 

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5 hours ago, Dale said:

I often think about disappearing and going "dark" off the grid. I'd say 99.9% of the homeless I've run into and bums, addicts, or mentally ill. I do acknowledge that life on the street can make you crazy if you're not already, but I digress. What I think about for myself is more in line with the mountain men who walked out of society and chose to live a different lifestyle. It was a difficult life not for the faint of heart or lazy, like many of today's homeless. So many people today can't take solitude and are lost without either people around or an electronic gadget to keep them company.

Ah, but alas I am a responsible husband who won't walk out on my family like so many others today do. 

 

 

Let's say I know someone and have known them all of their life.  For at least the past twenty years this guy:

 

* Revoked his SSN

*  Tossed his driver's license

*  Got out of every adhesion contract he had with the government

*  Quit his job

* Barters his way through life by fixing lawn mowers, chainsaws, etc. and tinkering with HAM radio and other communications

*  Has a garden 

*  When his mother died, he left the house in her name and pays the taxes and utilities with Federal Reserve Notes

 

Everything else is handled by his wife (car and insurance in her name) - he does have some ability to operate with limited utilities only because Uncle Scam "requires" people to be on the grid.

 

Is that close enough?

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It's virtually impossible to completely disappear nowadays. Driver license photos and biometric data is usually collected when you get a DL (especially if your state is a "real ID' state). Been in the military in the last 20 years? DNA is on record along with biometric data. Even dealing with banks nowadays is so closely guarded it's scary. Any movement of money in/out/between accounts over $5,000 is reported to the .gov.

 

That's why the NSA needs such a huge data farm in Utah.

 

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If you ever get a fake ID find a photo of yourself without your girlfriend in it

 

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On 7/19/2018 at 11:16 PM, The Resister said:

 

 

Let's say I know someone and have known them all of their life.  For at least the past twenty years this guy:

 

* Revoked his SSN

*  Tossed his driver's license

*  Got out of every adhesion contract he had with the government

*  Quit his job

* Barters his way through life by fixing lawn mowers, chainsaws, etc. and tinkering with HAM radio and other communications

*  Has a garden 

*  When his mother died, he left the house in her name and pays the taxes and utilities with Federal Reserve Notes

 

Everything else is handled by his wife (car and insurance in her name) - he does have some ability to operate with limited utilities only because Uncle Scam "requires" people to be on the grid.

 

Is that close enough?

 

I saw that movie too

 

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On 7/19/2018 at 11:39 PM, Skillet said:

It's virtually impossible to completely disappear nowadays. Driver license photos and biometric data is usually collected when you get a DL (especially if your state is a "real ID' state). Been in the military in the last 20 years? DNA is on record along with biometric data. Even dealing with banks nowadays is so closely guarded it's scary. Any movement of money in/out/between accounts over $5,000 is reported to the .gov.

 

That's why the NSA needs such a huge data farm in Utah.

 

 

Now do some research and tell us the parties responsible for the legislation that brought that about.

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I am really interested if this is possible, I assume people who win the lottery attempt this?

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1 minute ago, The Resister said:

 

Now do some research and tell us the parties responsible for the legislation that brought that about.

 

Both, but in combination with and at the recommendation of the third "unrecognized' party, the bureaucracy itself. Having been in a few puzzle palaces I've seen the career SES guys that establish their personal empires and find ways to constantly grow their departments (and budgets). No matter what party is in charge of what branch or office, election in and out these corruptocrats continue pretty much unchecked.  

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21 minutes ago, fixer said:

I am really interested if this is possible, I assume people who win the lottery attempt this?

 

If you have enough cash, disappear to another country. Otherwise most people might want their social security money paid in so far to use by the time they hit that age of decrepitude.

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2 hours ago, fixer said:

I am really interested if this is possible, I assume people who win the lottery attempt this?

 

I don't know that, after the build the wall - deport 'em all people got through, that you can realistically get out of the system.

 

In the old days, the basics to protecting yourself was to avoid the Socialist Surveillance Number ...ooops "Social Security Number" for identification.  My late mother's original SSN had the words NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION printed across the front by the Socialist Security Administration.  When the SSN first came out, many Americans feared the very situation you have today.

 

The whole process, including the income tax was all voluntary.  Lots of people knew the 16th Amendment was a lot of bogus nonsense, but few didn't know how to extricate themselves from its throes.  A lot of income tax protesters fell for all kinds of huckster solutions, but only one group was prevailing.  Until the Tea Party Republicans so thoughtfully changed the laws, you did NOT need to have an SSN.  

 

Without an SSN, the IRS was powerless to force people to pay an income tax on wages.  People began revoking their SSN on the basis that they signed the application under fraud and / or duress.   So successful was the effort that my own United States Congressman (at that time), John Linder, introduced legislation to get rid of the income tax and the IRS.  Of course, the events of 9 / 11 gave the National Socialists a way to help the liberals and begin the surveillance society.  I did not have a SSN for a long time because I rescinded it.  When challenged, all I had to do was point out that I was only 14 when I signed the application and you cannot hold anyone to an adhesion contract they signed as a minor.  But, the relevance is that No SSN meant no National ID Card.  

 

 

 

 

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kent hovind preached taxes as voluntary , got him time in the pin too lol

 

i like him tho he has taught me alot youtube him 

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Unless you work for yourself and get paid in cash (even then the person you are working for could issue a 1099 against you and file it with their tax forms, putting you on the hook for paying the taxes on that 1099) or are completely self sufficient, there will always be some sort of way to find you. Even today, a SSN isn't required for work, just 2 forms of ID, the problem is they will deduct taxes from you if you work for someone else and receive a paycheck, thus you are having taxes deducted from your earnings and if you fail to file tax forms, IRS will be looking for you.

 

If the 16th was to be repealed the Income Tax would not be removed, in fact it would allow Congress to due a lot more Tax wise, things you wouldn't like even more.

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Repealing the 16th Amendment would no doubt be gratifying for opponents of the income tax. But in all likelihood, it wouldn't actually achieve its desired end. Perhaps Levenstam said it best:

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  • Eliminating Congress' power to tax income, as many supporters of a national sales tax propose, would require more than merely repealing the 16th Amendment. We would have to ratify an amendment prohibiting Congress from imposing any income tax as well as estate, gift, and gross receipts taxes. Otherwise, Congress could rely on the earlier Supreme Court decisions to continue collecting these and other related taxes. And as the residents of Canada and Western Europe could tell us, we'd probably end up with the worst of both tax worlds: paying both a national sales tax and an income tax.8

 

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3 hours ago, The Resister said:

 

I don't know that, after the build the wall - deport 'em all people got through, that you can realistically get out of the system.

 

In the old days, the basics to protecting yourself was to avoid the Socialist Surveillance Number ...ooops "Social Security Number" for identification.  My late mother's original SSN had the words NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION printed across the front by the Socialist Security Administration.  When the SSN first came out, many Americans feared the very situation you have today.

 

The whole process, including the income tax was all voluntary.  Lots of people knew the 16th Amendment was a lot of bogus nonsense, but few didn't know how to extricate themselves from its throes.  A lot of income tax protesters fell for all kinds of huckster solutions, but only one group was prevailing.  Until the Tea Party Republicans so thoughtfully changed the laws, you did NOT need to have an SSN.  

 

Without an SSN, the IRS was powerless to force people to pay an income tax on wages.  People began revoking their SSN on the basis that they signed the application under fraud and / or duress.   So successful was the effort that my own United States Congressman (at that time), John Linder, introduced legislation to get rid of the income tax and the IRS.  Of course, the events of 9 / 11 gave the National Socialists a way to help the liberals and begin the surveillance society.  I did not have a SSN for a long time because I rescinded it.  When challenged, all I had to do was point out that I was only 14 when I signed the application and you cannot hold anyone to an adhesion contract they signed as a minor.  But, the relevance is that No SSN meant no National ID Card.  

 

 

 

 

 

I don't know the guy you speak of.  I can tell you my father quit paying taxes when I was very young.  He was never arrested or tried for tax crimes.  And when he died, he willed most of his houses and property to derelicts - who legally inherited it and went their merry way.

 

In order to have been genuinely free of the IRS, you had to divorce yourself from the system... no  SSN,  driver's license,, no property or  automobiles in your name,  bank account, etc.

 

In the really old days, if you wanted a different ID, it was fairly simple.  Lots of paper trippers knew how to disappear. 

 

You would go to a courthouse and check out the probate records, looking for a death certificate for a child about your age that passed away as an infant.  They didn't have a past to worry about.  The death certificate contained the requisite information for you to be able to order a birth certificate.  You would go to the post office, buy a money order and order the birth certificate as if you were that person.  That allowed you to get all kinds of government issued ID.  Back then, if you were young enough, you could even get an SSN by telling them you had lived at home and  never held a job until now .  

 

I would imagine one could disappear using similar methods, maybe being self employed and using an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number,  but I really don't know.  What I know about the subject is now four decades old.  

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On 8/5/2018 at 11:07 PM, fixer said:

kent hovind preached taxes as voluntary , got him time in the pin too lol

 

i like him tho he has taught me alot youtube him 

 

Sometimes political changes come at a steep price.  The FAIR Tax would have gotten rid of the IRS and effectively repealed the 16th Amendment.  I was never fully on board, not taking the time to understand it.  At the time it was the most researched proposal in American history ever introduced into Congress.  It having thousands of supporters, I was trying my best to keep the right from going down dark roads that ultimately reversed all the gains patriots had made over the years prior to the events of 9 / 11.

 

BEFORE 9 / 11 you were not required to have a Socialist Surveillance Number ...ooops "Social Security Number"  and a lot of the people hawking anti - IRS plans paid the price because they did not understand that in addition to revoking the SSN, you had to revoke all your other contracts with Uncle Scam and stay out of adhesion contracts.

 

As always, the Republicans vote bad proposals into law, but everybody blames the Democrats for keeping those bad ideas in place.  I think we get screwed by both sides and just too apathetic to do anything about it.  That's ironic.  Being citizen soldiers, we have to stand for something - and that something seems to be whatever the political propaganda prostitutes operating out of Washington Wonderland, District of Corruption tell us to do.  Which Constitution do you support?

 

 

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