40 States Secede, 37 Moving Toward Local Currencies : ‘In The U.S. We Don’t Trust’ Video
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 14:52
(Before It's News)
A check of the White House website today revealed that there are currently over 40 petitions (states) that have requested the secession of their state from the Union.
The states that have filed a petition to secede from the United States is growing every day since the election results were final.
The next step for these states will be a local currency. But local currency’s are nothing new. Below is a list of states and local communities within those states that already have a model in place for just such an event.
It may seem like Monopoly money to outsiders, but a growing number of communities across the U.S. are using homegrown local currencies to stimulate their economies and protect themselves from the nation’s broader economic woes.
Now, even state governments are exploring the option. Lawmakers in more than 10 states, including Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, Idaho and Tennessee, have been circulating proposals to introduce alternative currencies — many of which would be issued in the form of gold or silver coins.
The economy is in trouble and people don’t trust the Federal Reserve and they don’t trust the government, so this is somewhere they can turn, and somewhere they can still do business if the banks close.
“Many people are short of cash because they are unemployed or under-employed … many are questioning what they have been told about the economy and the way the free market supposedly works.
Here is just 2 example of communities working toward local currency.
The links below will direct you to a local currency in you state.
Cultivating Community Resilience: Alternatives to the dollar – Madison Hours and the Dane County Timebank
Start: Nov 5 2012 18:30
Willy St. Coop Community Room.
1221 Williamson St.
Cultivating Community Resilience, a class offered by Madison Area Community Land Trust: ALTERNATIVES TO THE DOLLAR: MADISON HOURS ANDTHE DANE COUNTY TIMEBANK
Madison Hours Holiday Trade Fair / Swap Meet
Start: Dec 1 2012 10:00
End: Dec 1 2012 14:00
Buy Local this holiday season!
Vendors will be selling: Food, jewelry, clothing, cards, crafts, local music, clothing and much much more..
Trade will happen with Madison Hours, TimeBank Hours, Dollars and direct barter.
Also, bring books, clothing, household items, sporting goods, and toys, and etc for the swap meet.
10 am – 2 pm
The High Noon
701 E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
BerkShares is a local currency that circulates in The Berkshires region of Massachusetts. It was launched September 29, 2006 by BerkShares Inc., with research and development assistance from the New Economics Institute.
The BerkShares website lists over 370 businesses in Berkshire County that accept the currency.] In 30 months, 2.2 million BerkShares have been issued from 12 branch offices of five local banks.
The bills were designed by John Isaacs and are printed by Excelsior Printing on special paper with incorporated security features from Crane & Co..
BerkShares are pegged with an exchange rate to the US dollar, but Nick Kacher of the New Economics Institute has discussed the possibility of pegging its value to a basket of local goods in order to insulate the local economy against volatility in the US economy.
The BerkShares program seeks to foster collaboration among producers, retail businesses, non-profit organizations, service providers and consumers. It is an attempt to strengthen the local economy.
The program also seeks to increase public awareness of the importance of local economies and to foster optimism for the prospect of gaining local economic self-sufficiency.
The project seeks to assure that a high percentage of each dollar spent will remain circulating in the community . This increase in community capital creates a positive environment for new entrepreneurial ventures.
It is hoped that new businesses sprouting from the resulting local generation of wealth will replace imported goods with locally produced items, which are more environmentally sustainable in that they do not need to be shipped over vast distances by the use of fossil fuels.
Barter Bucks Concord, California
Berkeley Barter Network Berkeley, California
Berkeley Bread Berkeley, California
Davis Dollars Davis, California
Fairbuck Fairfax, California
Humboldt Hours Eureka, California and Arcata, California
Mendocino SEED Fort Bragg, California
North Fork Shares North Fork, California
San Luis Obispo Hours San Luis Obispo, California
Sand Dollars Bolinas, California
Santa Barbara Hours Santa Barbara, California
Santa Monica Hours Santa Monica, California
Sequoia Hours Garberville, California
Sonoma County Community Cash Santa Rosa, California
TradeMarket Nevada City, California
Ukiah Hours Ukiah, California
Butte Bucks Crested Butte, Colorado
Carbondale Spuds Carbondale, Colorado
Community Cash Durango, Colorado
NOCO Hours Fort Collins, Greeley, and Loveland, Colorado
North Fork Helping Hands Paonia, Colorado
Mountain Hours Breckenridge, Colorado
Mile High Hours Denver, Colorado
Middletown Cash Middletown, CT, Wesleyan University
Thread City Bread Willimantic, Connecticut
District of Columbia
Potomacs Washington, DC
Tampanio Tampa, Florida (a proposed currency based on the BerkShares Model for Tampa, Florida and surrounding communities)
Timucua Dollar Jacksonville, Florida
Atlanta Hours Atlanta, Georgia
Kauai Barter and Trade Network Kilauea, Hawaii
Boise Hours Boise, Idaho
BloomingHours Bloomington, Indiana
Wash Bucks Sioux City, Iowa
REAL Dollars Lawrence, Kansas
Berea Bucks Berea, Kentucky
Mo’ Money New Orleans, Louisiana
Waldo Hours Unity, Maine
Anacostia Hours Mount Rainier, Maryland
Baltimore Hours Baltimore, Maryland
P.E.N. Neighborhood Exchange Takoma Park, Maryland
The BNote  Baltimore, Maryland
Amesbury Hours Amesbury, Massachusetts
BerkShares, Southern Berkshires, Massachusetts
Cape Anne Dollars Gloucester, Massachusetts
Valley Dollars Greenfield, Massachusetts
Bay Area Bucks Traverse City, Michigan
Detroit Cheers Detroit, Michigan
Hero dollar Minneapolis, Minnesota
Chamber Bucks Maryville, Missouri
Kansas City Barter Bucks Kansas City, Missouri
Marbles Columbia, Missouri
Hermann Bucks Hermann, Missouri
Missoula Hours Missoula, Montana
Santa Fe Hours Santa Fe, New Mexico
Brooklyn Greenbacks Brooklyn, New York
Buffalo Hours Buffalo, New York
Capital Area Self-Sustaining Hours Albany, New York
Chenango Hours New Berlin, New York
Columbia County Hours Philmont, New York
Ithaca Hours Ithaca, New York
TimeBanksNYC New York, New York
Stoneridge Hours Kerhonkson, New York
Asheville LETS Credits Asheville, North Carolina
Bull City Bucks Durham, North Carolina
Earthaven Leaps Earthaven Ecovillage
Mountain Money Mars Hill, North Carolina
PLENTY Pittsboro, North Carolina
Cuyahoga Hours Cleveland, Ohio
Portage Hours Kent, Ohio
Simply Hours Columbus, Ohio
Summit Hours Akron, Ohio
Wooster Hours Apple Creek, Ohio
Tulsa Hours Tulsa, Oklahoma
Bridgetown Bucks from PDX Currency Corp. Portland, Oregon
Cascadia Hour Exchange Portland, Oregon
Columbia Community Exchange Columbia County, Oregon
Gorge Local Currency Cooperative Hood River, Oregon
Jefferson Rounds Coos, Curry, Douglas, Klamath, Lake, Jackson, and Josephine Counties
HOUR Exchange Corvallis, Oregon
PDX Timebank Portland, Oregon
Xchange Stewards Portland, Oregon
Lehigh Valley Barter Hours Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Ormita Commerce Network Barter System Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Equal Dollars Community Currency, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Timebank Media, an initiative of Transition Town Media. Media, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia uses “Equal Dollars” according to AARP Bulletin May 2012 page 28
Brookings Bucks Brookings, South Dakota
Hobo Dough South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota
Riverbend Tokens Chattanooga, Tennessee
Greyhound Bucks Taft, Texas
Houston Hours Houston, Texas
C-City Cash Colorado City, Texas
Bristol Bucks Bristol, Vermont
Buffalo Mountain Hours Hardwick, Vermont
Burlington Bread Burlington, Vermont
Floyd Hours Floyd, Virginia
Fourth Corner Exchange Washington, Oregon, Colorado, New Mexico, Ohio, California
Dibspace Seattle, Washington
Eastside Timebank Kirkland, WA
SWEL Timebank Shoreline, Washington
Snohomish Diamonds Snohomish, Washington
Chamber Bucks Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Madison Hours Madison, Wisconsin
Milwaukee Hours Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Constitutional sheriff vs the banksters revenue collecting cop. Less laws equal less criminals
mtnHours local currency supports natural law, and not the usurers revenue collectors who enforce victimless crimes.
When a revenue collector(cop) arrests someone for a victimless crime they are KIDNAPPING.
Arrest the TRUE initiator of violence…..the revenue collector(cop)!
Real Peace Officers know that less statutes, codes, and rules mean less crime, and criminals.
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