Launch of the Seventh Annual UsuryFree Week
The UsuryFree Network presents...
~ The Launch of the 7th Annual UsuryFree Week
~ @ Conspiracy Culture
This 7th Annual UsuryFree Week will be launched on UsuryFree Day - Sunday, November 13th, 2011, at Conspiracy Culture, 1696 Queen Street West., Toronto, Ontario Canada M6R 1B3. The event will begin at 6:30 PM sharp and end roughly at 8:30 PM. (There are limited spaces available so RSVP sooner than later as the event is sure to fill up).
Remember, seats are limited and RSVP's are required for this Special Workshop in honour of our Seventh Annual UsuryFree Day. Please request your seat for this event by calling Conspiracy Culture: 416.916.1696
The Keynote Speakers:
The UsuryFree Network in co-operation with the Family Life Foundation is honoured that Peter Jon Simpson from Atwater, Minnesota will be one key note guest speaker and the other key note speaker with be John “KingofthePaupers” Turmel from Brantford, Ontario.
Over the years, many researchers have been honoured to have both Peter Jon Simpson and John “KingofthePaupers” Turmel as their pioneering mentors in the ongoing and never-ending research about our orthodox, economic system of usury-based, debt money.
At a previous celebration for UsuryFree Day & Week, these two guest speakers were referred to as “the two most dangerous men on the seminar circuit” - simply because they dare to expose the lies, deceit and deception that surrounds the topic of “money” in general and about “usury” in particular. Additionally, they both promote the usuryfree community currency movement as a key element of the shifting, economic paradigm.
Topics to be addressed will be selected from this list:
a) why celebrate UsuryFree Day & UsuryFree Week
b) comparing usury-based orthodox economics and innovative usuryfree economic alternatives
c) creating and spending our own usuryfree community currencies
d) unique strategies to evade usury and avoid taxes - such as political “tax credits”
e) the awakening being initiated by “Occupy Wall Street”
f) private member-supported organizations, clubs and networks
g) creative ways to use the tools offered to us by their system
Q&A: There will be about 20 minutes set aside for questions and answers.
What's the Cost of Admission?
Attendees are invited to pay-what-they-think-it-is-worth to be present and learn from those who are making the presentations. Cash, cheques, money orders and any usuryfree community currency gratefully accepted.
The expenses to be covered are:
a) gifts or donations for the guest speakers to help cover their travel expenses and time investment for any research, the preparation and the presentation
b) advertising and promotional materials
Obviously, the advertising costs and the travel costs of the speakers will require federal cash. Attendees are encouraged to be generous with 'gifts' or 'donations' so that this workshop model can be copied or duplicated in any community in Ontario or elsewhere.
Winged Lion Awards:
The Winged Lion Awards are in honour of the ‘Winged Lion’ - which is the historical symbol of usuryfree money. The Winged Lion Awards are presented to the winners from the nominated usuryfree creatives on behalf of the UsuryFree Network during the Annual UsuryFree Week scheduled from November 13th, until November 19th, each year. Nominations are commonly accepted from local, national and international usuryfree creatives. The deadline for submitting nominations for Winged Lion Awards is Monday, November 7th, 2011. (see address for The UsuryFree Network below)
Winged Lion Awards for 2011 will be presented by Tom J. Kennedy.
Additionally, there are plenty of articles on the interent about previous clebrations for UsuryFree Day & Week as well as an abundance of research about our orthdox system of usury-based money and the innovative usuryfree community currency movement.
Readers can find these by going to any search engine and typing “usuryfree day,” “usuryfree week,” "usuryfree community currency," "usuryfree creatives," “usuryfree network,” and “life without usury.”
For background details visit these websites:
The UsuryFree Network P O Box 9333 Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3V1
Tel: 1.888.NOUSURY Email: email@example.com
"Interest never sleeps nor sickens nor dies; it never goes to the hospital; it works on Sundays and holidays; it never takes a vacation; it never visits nor travels; it takes no pleasure; it is never laid off work nor discharged from employment; it never works on reduced hours; it never has short crops nor droughts; it never pays taxes; it buys no food; it wears no clothes; it is un-housed and without home and so has no repairs, no replacements, no shingling, plumbing, painting, or whitewashing; it has neither wife, children, father, mother, nor kinfolk to watch over and care for; it has no expense of living; it has neither weddings nor births nor deaths; it has no love, no sympathy; it is as hard and soulless as a granite cliff. Once in debt, interest is your companion every minute of the day and night; you cannot shun it or slip away from it; you cannot dismiss it; it yields neither to entreaties, demands, or orders; and whenever you get in its way or cross its course or fail to meet its demands, it crushes you."
- J. Reuben Clark’s classic statement on interest -- April, 1938
"I am now convinced that if we as a people can abolish usury from our society as our forbearers did in Europe seven hundred years ago, we will leave our children and grandchildren a circumstance where they will be able to make a society that is prosperous and just, peaceful and plentiful. If we cannot as a people banish usury from our nation, we will condemn our children and grandchildren to a world of poverty and tyranny. It will be one hell of a fight where as Salomon P. Chase said: 'The people will be arrayed on one side, and the banks on the other, in a contest such as we have never before seen in this country.' Our children's future depends upon out taking up this challenge and winning. I believe that fight must originate as the American Revolution 220 years ago, in our churches. We may have to educate and train our churchment at first. This fight must be staged and it must be won. As General George Patton said: 'We will go forward and meet the enemy and be victorious or let no man come back alive.'" - Peter Jon Simpson
“The word "mort-gage" is derived from the French word "mort" meaning "death" and "gage" meaning "gamble". Bankers create the money supply when they make loans. Producers are forced to gamble by borrowing newly created Principal(P) to pay for production costs and then inflating their prices to earn back the Principal and Interest(P+I) in sales. Because total goods priced at (P+I) can never be sold when consumers only have P dollars available, a minimum amount of goods must remain unsold and a minimum number of producers must fail and suffer foreclosure. The economist Keynes likened the mort-gage death-gamble to the game of musical chairs. Just as there are insufficient chairs for all to survive the musical chairs death-gamble, so too, there is insufficient money for all to repay (P+I) and survive the mort-gage death-gamble.” - John “KingofthePaupers” Turmel
"Usury begins to end the day you begin to buy products and/or services from local entrepreneurs who will accept a portion of usuryfree community currency for any negotiated sale." - Tom J. Kennedy
Seventh Annual UsuryFree Day & Week
NOTE: All of you who visit here and read this are invited to spread this information about the Seventh Annual UsuryFree Day & Week throughout the world by 'word of mouth' and by 'word of mouse.'
Founded on May 13th, 2001, the UsuryFree Network designated November 13th, 2005, as the first annual UsuryFree Day to promote awareness about the design flaw of `usury' and how `usury' is directly and/or indirectly related to violence, war, poverty, scarcity and lack.
In addition, and perhaps more importantly, the aim of UsuryFree Day is to promote the usuryfree community currency movement in general and the usuryfree time currency movement specifically as the optimal method of trading products and/or services locally, nationally and internationally.
UsuryFree Day marked its birth in 2005, with celebrations that were a part of the Fall Festival of Community which was organized at two locations in Tamworth, Ontario.
The UsuryFree Network intends that UsuryFree Day and Week will fast become a local and global event to be celebrated every year from November 13th to 19th.
UsuryFree Day, November 13th, 2005 was celebrated as the birth of the usuryfree time currency movement which has the potential to serve us locally and globally, thereby abolishing usury and replacing it with a simple service charge while dramatically reducing banking fees – both of which can be paid with `hours and minutes' instead of `dollars and cents.'
UsuryFree Day and Week are now destined to become a powerful catalyst for economic change as we progress into this 21st Century. UsuryFree Day and Week events are organized by the UsuryFree Network in co-operation the Family Life Foundation, with other supporting hosts and participating usuryfree creatives many of whom are regularly in attendace to share in the celebration.
It is resolved that in the not-too-distant future, everyday must become a UsuryFree Day so that everyone on planet earth can experience the reality of usuryfree living. UsuryFree Day and week are designated as a day and week to remind us that we can replace usury with a simple service charge and thereby create peace, abundance and prosperity for all. Additionally, it is resolved that the concept of dividend earnings in co-operation with entrepreneurs be advocated as an alternative to those investors who are currently relying on usury earnings on bank deposits.
To appreciate the significance of what usuryfree living could become, one must be fully aware of how the design flaw of usury is directly and/or indirectly related to violence, wars, poverty, scarcity and lack in this world of the 21st Century. This requires self-imposed study and research since formal education neglects to teach the 'truth' about our orthodox system of usury-based money. There is an abundance of online resources now available for those who are ready and willing to become re-educated.
People from all over the world are invited to celebrate The Seventh Annual UsuryFree Day and Week from November 13th to 19th, 2011 to raise the awareness that all of the local currencies being traded are indeed usuryfree currencies.
Wherever you live, you are invited to make tentative plans now to celebrate The Seventh Annual UsuryFree Day and Week in your community. As you finalize these plans, please share details with your contacts and forward a copy of your plans to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Seventh Annual UsuryFree Week” in the Subject line, for further networking to usuryfree creatives everywhere.
Let's make The Seventh Annual UsuryFree Day and Week, November 13th to 19th, 2011 a truly international event with many celebrations locally and globally.
AND special thanks to Conspiracy Culture for once again hosting this special event on UsuryFree Day to launch the Seventh Annual UsuryFree Week.
PS: A bit of background on the history of UsuryFree Day & WeeK: