The UsuryFree Eye Opener

The UsuryFree Eye Opener is the electronic arm of the UsuryFree Network. It seeks active usuryfree creatives to help advance our mission of creating a usuryfree lifestyle for everyone on this planet. Our motto is 'peace and plenty before 2020.' The UsuryFree Eye Opener publishes not only articles related to the problems associated with our orthodox, usury-based 1/(s-i) system but also to the solutions as offered by active usuryfree creatives - and much more for your re-education.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

So You Want To Invent Your Own Money

Millions of Zimbabwean Dollars. By 2009, hyperinflation had rendered the currency worthless. Photo by Robin Hammond/Panos

Riches beyond belief

If you want to know what money is, don’t ask a banker. Take a leap of faith and start your own currency
"I don’t have much money. Then again, I couldn’t say exactly how much I do have. In the Co‑operative Bank’s IT system is a database entry that says I have £97 in electronic money. In my wallet I have three £10 notes, pieces of paper with pictures of the Queen on them, issued by the Bank of England, promising me £30. I have six pieces of metal, too — copper-nickel alloy and nickel-plated steel, to be exact — valued at 59 pence in total. So that’s £127.59.
My wallet also contains a £5 Brixton Pound note — a local currency found only in the south London neighbourhood where I live — which I got as change from a local bar called Kaff. On my mobile phone is a series of text messages telling me that I have B£39.61 on my online Brixton Pound account. This is electronic money stored in a database, sent to me by local residents to pay for copies of a book I wrote. If I open my computer, there is a programme called MultiBit that connects to a distributed computer file called the blockchain. It contains a record that says I have 3.8462 BTC — or bitcoins: I earned them selling the book to people in Israel, the USA, Sweden, the Netherlands, Switzerland and New Zealand via an exchange called BitPay.
That’s not all. I have a Totnes Pound, 20 South African rand, and a couple of hours saved up on a timebanking platform. It’s possible that I have other money, too — but that depends on what you mean by ‘money’. The authorities have their own view of what counts as legal tender, or ‘real’ money but, even so, the definition has been controversial since antiquity. One of the most interesting sections in the British Museum is a display of counterfeit coins — not ‘real’ according to the powers that be, but frequently real enough to the people who used them.
I, too, was once a counterfeit of sorts. A left-wing chancer with a background in anthropology, I immersed myself for two years in the financial sector, styling myself as whatever a derivatives broker is supposed to be. I wanted to uncover what exactly goes on in networks of power, to experience those dynamics first-hand, like a kind of gonzo journalist. For the most part, the work involved trying to peddle giant bets — known as swaps and options contracts — to various investors, banks and corporations. In the process of doing it, though, I stopped being a counterfeit and started becoming a real broker, internalising the cultural codes of high finance. I was thrown out in 2010, and ever since then I’ve been fascinated with developing other ways in which one might go about exploring, rewiring and playing with the financial system.
How can a piece of paper store 10 pounds of value? What are pounds anyway?
The trouble is, while my experiences in mainstream finance taught me a lot about what the industry does, they only gave me glimpses into the nature of the mysterious stuff it does it with. The financial system exists, above all, to mediate flows of money, not to question what money is. Investment banks create financial instruments that steer money from one place to another, with built-in sub-conduits to siphon it back — extractive devices used by investors. To draw an analogy with computer coding, we might say that financial instruments are analogous to ‘high-level’ programming languages such as Java or Ruby: they let you string commands together in order to perform certain actions. You want to get resources from A to B over time? Well, we can program a financial instrument to do that for you.
By contrast, money itself is more like a low-level programming language, very hard to see or to understand but closer to gritty reality. It’s like your computer’s machine code, interfacing with the hardware: even the experts take it for granted. You might need to explain to someone what a bond is, but nobody is ever ‘taught’ what money is. We just see it in action and learn how to use it. Indeed, the only way you ever tend to get a glimpse of it is in relief, by contrast with another programming language — or when you’re forced to build it again from scratch.
Most people never get this opportunity. If you had to ask the average person in the financial industry to explain what money is, they’d probably rattle off the economics textbook description: ‘a means of exchange, a unit of account, and store of value’. This is not a very helpful definition. How can a piece of paper store 10 pounds of value? What are pounds anyway? Money sounds like it’s an ordinary noun, a self-contained object. If it is a physical object, it must be paper or metal or digits on a computer. And yet, very few of us think a £5 note is merely a piece of paper: the same idea of £5 can be expressed in electronic or metal form, after all.
No, to delve deeper into the nature of exchange we need some first principles, and these take time to uncover. The best guides in this half-lit territory turn out to be not economists, but rather the loose bands of monetary mystics and iconoclasts who are developing strange new exchange technologies. They are a scattered tribe, with elders including the likes of Bernard Lietaer, Ellen Brown and Thomas Greco, sages passing on tips on how to breach the Monetary Matrix. I find myself sitting in a pub in Stockwell, south London, with Matthew Slater, a nomadic developer of open-source currency systems, and discover that he no longer bothers with a bank account or a fixed address. ‘Once you’ve broken through appearances,’ he says, ‘there’s no going back.’
I was introduced to Slater by a common friend named Jem Bendell. The two of them met in an Indian hippy colony called Auroville in Tamil Nadu, and Bendell is now a professor of sustainability leadership at the University of Cumbria and an undercover monetary revolutionary. I have an enduring memory of a TED talk in which he ripped a banknote into pieces, trying to make the point that the paper itself doesn’t have value. Everyone in the room winced, as if to say: ‘You could have given that to me!’, but Bendell was getting at a powerful idea." (snip) ...
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Canadian Man Acts to Stop Chemtrails

Conspiracy is like the weather. Everyone talks about it, but no one does anything. 

Finally, an Ottawa man is addressing both. Davoud Tohidy wants Canada to come clean on chemtrails and will sue if necessary. He is asking for our support.

I am Davoud Tohidy, age 47. As a civil engineer, I immigrated to Canada from Iran in 1999 and became a citizen in 2013. I changed my profession to web developer in 2009.

Until the year 2011, I had no clue about what is really going on in terms of Stratospheric Aerosol Geo-engineering or Chemtrails.

In 2011, an article about Chemtrails changed my life forever. As I did more research, I became aware of serious threats to our environment and mankind in general. I have always seen myself a citizen of the world rather than citizen of a particular Country. I respected and accepted all the races for whom they were. I never allowed any political figures and or media tell me what is right or not.

As an individual with an extremely high intuition and sixth sense, I almost always can analyze the data and figure out the underlying facts.

I believe chemtrails exist because I see them being sprayed with my own eyes. I have felt different side effects such as arthritis at my age!! Neck ache for two weeks which are symptoms of chemtrails. Secondly, credible individuals such as Ted Gunderson former L.A FBI chief and a  NASA Scientist talk about Chemtrails. Plus, there are several patents proving that the technology exists.

There are some speculation on whether chemtrails are part of a depopulation agenda. In my opinion, the most important reason for chemtrails  is that  "they" are preparing for "Project Blue Beamwhich was exposed by Serge Monast


As soon as I found out that we are being sprayed like bugs, I started to fight it. In August 2011, I created a pdf file with information and evidence about this crime and other conspiracies.

I contacted private investigators, politicians, newspapers, churches, activists, organizations, companies and people all around the world and sent them the pdf file via email. I also created a small business card with information about Chemtrails, chembusters and so on and have handed them out actively on Ottawa streets since October 2011.

I started a Chemtrails Petition with the help of two cohorts. We gathered more than 3400 signatures from all over Canada. I gathered 1640 signatures in Ottawa on my own under several direct physical provocations and indirect serious threats to my life.

"They" had hired different individuals including homeless and others to block my way, prevent me from getting signatures and also, on two different occasions, three different individuals were used to physically provoke me so to create a problem and then prevent me from gathering signatures.

In addition, due to social media, I was able to gather many more signatures.

Despite the criminals' efforts to stop this Petition, our Petition was presented to Parliament by Mr. Alex Atamanenko, MP  on Oct 21, 2013.  and I have created a Youtube of the presentation. It has been recorded in Hansard and this is a great accomplishment. The government has 45 days to answer, which I expect will be lies and denials. That is why I am preparing a criminal lawsuit. [Listen to an interview with Atamenenko here. ]


Even though this Petition will raise awareness, the lies and denials are likely to continue. The criminals behind this crime do not understand the language of "human". They understand the language of force and power. People have been screaming and petitioning the Government of Canada about Chemtrails since 1997, if I am not mistaken. Their voice has not been heard.

The only way to stop this crime is to bring a criminal lawsuit, which is why I started my fundraising site  to hire professional investigators and lawyers.

I invite you to read the articles linked in the sidebar of my site.  We must take action now before it is too late. Our fight may postpone the criminals' plans. However there is no guaranty they will stop the crimes against humanity unless we take them to the criminal court.

 I would like to conclude with this important message from the singer Michael Jackson who states: "we have four years left to get it right or else it is irreversible then...we are done".

Please join me at my website  and help to send some criminals behind the crime of geoengineering / Chemtrails spraying behind bars for the rest for their lives. You can Donate or be a Plaintiff in the lawsuit. I guaranty that every dollar of your donations will be spent towards restoring our nature and our planet.

NOTE: This article is also posted at these websites:

Monday, October 28, 2013

Why Trust Wayne Walton?

By Wayne Walton

The information which I have presented is very counter culture. Remember, Jesus message was rejected in His time too. He challenged the most powerful, evil cabal in His day just as we must today. Evil psychopaths have always used the "money power" to war on our Lord's Creation. If our existing church and political leaders worked for you; you would already know this. 

The majority of "Christians" will reject Christ, me and this message. However, this is the hard ugly truth which we must admit before we rise to the challenge and emancipate humanity. 

The "money power" verses humanity has been the core of nearly every war, revolution and clash of nations for thousands of years. The American Revolution was fought over usury and a debt Jubilee. The Civil War ended chattel slavery but expanded debt slavery. 

The usurers simultaneously financed each combatant nation of WWI and WWII. The usurers financed Hitler, FDR, Stalin and Churchill all at the same time. The same for the Cold War too. Today, the banksters fund all at the same time: the peace movement, the Military Industrial Complex(MIC) and the agent provocateur "radical Muslims".

Think about it: isn't this exactly what the "father of lies" would do in order to engineer conflict between all God's children. Isn't this what the true face of evil looks like? Isn't this how profound deception, ignorance and betrayal manifest?

When I learned of all this I broke down and cried. I grew up in a 3 generation Navy family which volunteered for nearly every war since WWII. Both my mother and father volunteered for the Korean War. I'm a former Marine who swore an oath to defend my country from all enemies foreign and domestic. Please feel the weight of my soul when I say to you: "I have committed my life to emancipating humanity from this evil"

During the fall of 2008 the puppet politicians were voting for the bankster bailout over the objections of the vast majority of Americans. This is what compelled me to deeply investigate the monetary system and the Federal Reserve. I discovered that the Fed was private and was the creditor of the 1933 bankruptcy of the US. During the Great Depression President FDR ordered Americans to turn in their gold(collateral) to the private bankers not the US Treasury. 

This is when I realized that we live in a private bank oligarch. This is when I realized that my BA in History from the University of South Florida was meaningless. 

Why should you listen to me? Everything I have done since the fall of 2008 has been focused on resistance to Mammon. We have designed 5 usuryFree local currency systems. mtnHours in Summit County, Colorado has roughly 100 businesses which accept it. 

We have had some of the biggest names in 3rd party politics come and test Hour Money. We support the interests of both the left and right and all humanity. We are manifesting the Love Revolution through the LAW of the usuryFree Jubilee. Why listen? Because we are truly followers of Jesus' message of love and truth. 

Remember, good defeats evil. Stick around for our action plan for victory over the "den of thieves". 

Monetary reformer, jubilist and Love Revolutionary.

NOTE: Wayne Walton is the founder of Mountain Hours - a usury free time currency being traded in Summit County, Colorado. and many of the relevant resources that Wayne Walton has created are posted at this website:

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Ten Great Things People Do Without Paying Them To Do It

People sometimes tell me it’s a fantasy to think people will do things “for free”. They say Copiosis Economies can’t work because such an economy expects people to do work for free.
It’s worth noting that Copiosis Economies don’t ask people to do things for free. People are paid for what they do, but not in the way they’re paid in traditional capitalism. I think the way traditional capitalism uses money to motivate people to do things is a terrible way to get things done. That’s why we do it different in Copiosis Economies.  And the way we do it is better.
Arguments aside, there are lots of things people willingly spend their time doing – that benefit other people – without getting paid for their effort. Here are ten great things people are doing right now, that they do for no financial compensation:
  1. Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia curated and edited by unpaid volunteers not only has become hugely popular as a resource for human history and events. It has put the print-encyclopedia industry largely out of business. Today it is one of the most cited resources across the world and exists in many languages. Where does all this content come from? People are providing it. Yes, with no compensation.
  2. Craigslist, curated by volunteers with content generated by everyday people like you and I, has nearly destroyed print classified advertising. At this moment, it now facilitates the majority of private trade of goods and services between people in the United States. Nearly all of this service is provided to people at no cost to them.
  3. Well before they received income from advertising, Bloggers provide interesting and valuable content to others. Was financial reward their initial motivation? Nope. They provided that content from their desire to share their experiences and knowledge with others.
  4. People contributing to the success of strangers through the power of people united in organized (or disorganized) groups for a common cause, otherwise known as crowdfunding. There are lots of examples of these. A few of them you may have heard of:, Kickstarter, indiegogo are pretty popular and others like these allow people to give money to worthy causes and fund cool ideas. All with no expectation of financial reward. (Yes, there are some campaigns that offer rewards in promotional goods, but they are reminded that funding an idea does not guarantee a return of any sort. It’s simply a “perk.”)
  5. People are also contributing to massive projects through crowdsourcing.” Large numbers of people come together to provide information to others that help those people make decisions. For example, people are providing huge volumes of data on US and international cities on the website, which millions of people use in equally different ways. No one is being paid for providing the information.
  6. People are offering computing capacity to aid medical research aimed at curing disease. Others are offering that capacity to support NASA’s search for extraterrestrial life. Do they do these for financial reward? No, they do it because they find these things worthwhile and interesting.
  7. Even more people (literally millions of them!) do product reviews and give their opinion on vacation spots on sites like, Yelp, with no expectation of being paid for their efforts.
  8. People freely share their personal lives and activities on social media sites such as Facebook, twitter and myspace, their creative works on Flickr and Instagram and share their varied tastes on Pandora, Spotify. All of this content is provided by people who expect no payment in return.
  9. Of course, there’s also the generous action of Americans during natural disasters. Americans respond to natural disasters with millions of dollars in aid at home and abroad. In some cases, people from all walks of life flew to disaster areas on their own dime to lend a hand, help rebuild or provide medical care with no expectation of compensation. In others, they used advanced technologies – Twitter, Facebook and mobile devices to communicate updates, stay in touch with loved ones involved and, yes, even donate money to disaster relief. All of this value provided to others with nothing expected in return.
  10. Finally, people are opening their homes to strangers – to strangers! – to sleep on their couches. Yes, couch surfing has become a new way for people to travel on the cheap. Those who offer their couches for these folks to crash get nothing in the way of financial payment.
I couldn’t help it. Her are some more:
  1. People come together across the nation to create and run Tool libraries with no expectation of being paid for their work. Tool libraries are where people can borrow tools for gardening, construction, auto repair and more. Neighbors with excess numbers of tools: saws, hammers, levels, scaffolding etc., bring these items to a central location where they are catalogued and offered to other neighbors on a loaner basis simply by showing a drivers’ license. These now exist in 22 US States and six countries.
  2. People have experimented with Bike share programs, where bicycle-transportation is made available in cities for people to use to get around. People generously positioned used bikes in places around town expecting to be paid nothing for their effort. People needing transportation could simply borrow one and leave it at their destination for another to use.
  3. People offer their work in Agriculture, with no expectation of pay. They make their back yards available for gardens, their fruit trees available to be harvested with the bounty provided to other families.
  4. I’ve seen similar agricultural generosity where people labor to convert sidewalk strips — once full of grass and debris —  into tiny gardens then offer the fruits of those gardens to passersby at no cost to them.
  5. There are people offering their second-hand goods for free, leaving them on street corners or listed on websites such as Craigslist or Freecycle.
Still think people are unwilling to do things without paying them? I’ll ask you to think again. These 15 examples, plus a lot more reasons are why we believe Americans are ready for Copiosis Economies.
NOTE: This article is originally published at this website:

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Advocating "Freedom of Speech"

By  xanthippa
A young man I know well is taking a Civics class in High School.  For his ‘Civics’ project on how to improve our society, he had chosen to seek to raise awareness of the importance of Freedom of Speech.  He chose to do this in two ways:
1.  Following the example of FIRE, he considered setting up a ‘Free Speech Wall’ at his school.  He asked for and received a meeting with his Principal where he proposed the idea.  Due to School Board constraints (High School kids are still minors), this was deemed not possible.
However, his Principal was very supportive of his overall goal and they did agree that a ‘Freedom of Speech Page’ in the school’s newsletter would be a good idea:  all students would be encouraged to write why Freedom of Speech is important to them.  Since this high school has students from very diverse backgrounds, it might help to be inclusive for students who have come to Canada recently from more oppressive countries to be encouraged to share their stories of what life without freedom of speech was like and why we, in Canada, must protect this most core of our civil liberties.
He is still negotiating with the teacher in charge of the school newsletter, but he has volunteered to do the work on it and is hopeful that this will become a reality.
2.  Drafting and collecting signatures on a petition to ask our legislators to strengthen the legal protections on Freedom of Speech.  He had sent me the petition and the accompanying letter:  I have taken the names out of it and turned it into a template that each and every one of us can use, collect signatures on the petition and present our own MPs with the demand to strengthen or Free Speech protections!
The accompanying letter:
Petition to strengthen freedom of speech in our laws
To: ___________________________
Member of Parliament of Canada
Dear _________________________:
In the most recent Throne Speech, our Government stressed its committment to the protection of our core rights and fundamental freedoms. The most fundamental of these is the Freedom of Speech, without which no other right or freedom can be defended. There have been many attacks on freedom of speech as of recent, and despite it being the most crucial human right, many people see it as an optional bonus, despite how important it is.

Our Canadian laws are not in line with other democratic countries, like Australia and the United States of America, and make it very easy for unscrupulous people to abuse our laws to chill legitimate political debate. This type abuse was happening under ‘Section 13′ of the Human Rights Code, and you, our lawmakers, have listened to us, the citizens, and repealed that section. Thank you for that!
However, our other laws are now being similarly abused and I would like you, and all our lawmakers, to take steps to pass legislation to strengthen our freedom of speech!
Sincerely yours,   (snip) ...
NOTE: This article is originally posted at this website (see below) along with the "Petition" - where it can be seen AND where it is written: "If you would like to receive these files as an attachment to an email, where the formatting is prop erly done up, please, drop me a line in the comments and I will be happy to send it to you."

Drowning In Debt - How Irresponsible Lenders Are Creating A Tidal Wave Of Misery

"Church Action on Poverty is a national ecumenical Christian social justice charity, committed to tackling poverty in the UK. We work in partnership with churches and with people in poverty themselves to find solutions to poverty, locally, nationally and globally. Further information can be found at Registered charity number 1079986. Company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, number 3780243.

This report was researched and written by Helen Clifton, based on research undertaken by Damon Gibbons, the Centre for Responsible Credit, Church Action on Poverty and Thrive Teesside, with funding from Friends Provident Foundation.

Many thanks to Damon Gibbons at the Centre for Responsible Credit ( both his reports, ‘Does increased data sharing really benefit low-income consumers?’ and ‘Improving Practice in the Rent to Own Market’, both of which have formed the basis of this report. Thanks also to Tom Warren at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism ( for allowing us to use his research on payday loan companies. 

And finally, many, many thanks to the dedicated and passionate Thrive staff and volunteers, whose commitment and hard campaigning has secured significant and wide- ranging reform in the high-cost credit sector." (snip) ...

This report was first published by Church Action on Poverty in September 2013. Church Action on Poverty, Dale House, 35 Dale Street, Manchester M1 2HF

The report, and other resources on debt and credit, are available at

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Welcome To My Twin Blogs - A Backgrounder!

Welcome to my twin blogs (a) The UsuryFree Eye Opener and (b) The SDI Eye Opener.
At The UsuryFree Eye Opener you are invited to double as a teacher and a student where you learn and teach information which formal institutions of learning neglect to teach. The UsuryFree Eye Opener welcomes "truths" from anyone, anywhere - pertinent research, related links to other websites and/or articles or documents worthy of sharing with others.
At The UsuryFree Eye Opener you are invited to re-educate yourself by browsing and/or studying from any of the 770+ postings as of mid-October 2013 - where everyday - an average of 1000+ visitors come from all over the world to read, re-read and share "what they didn't know they didn't know."
The UsuryFree Eye Opener is the electronic arm of the UsuryFree Network. It seeks active usuryfree creatives to help advance our mission of creating a usuryfree lifestyle for everyone on this planet. Our motto is 'peace and plenty before 2020.'

The UsuryFree Eye Opener publishes not only articles related to the problems associated with our orthodox, usury-based 1/(s-i) system but also to the solutions as offered by active usuryfree creatives - and much more for your re-education.
You are encouraged to bookmark The UsuryFree Eye Opener and come back often to review and look for updates and/or to tell us of new information that I may consider adding to The UsuryFree Eye Opener.
The other twin blog is titled The SDI (Self Directed Income) Eye Opener where we seek to advance our mission of creating a usuryfree lifestyle for all. At the SDI Eye Opener, we publish articles related to the SDI industry and information about our orthodox, usury-based, debt money system and the solutions as offered by usuryfree creatives – as well as health and wellness articles and much more for your ongoing re-education.
Likewise, you are encouraged to bookmark The SDI Eye Opener and come back often to review the updates. And you are invited to enrol and order any quality products that are explained in the posted articles - such at the incredible Exsula Iridesca 'health and wellness' superfood or the remarkable healing mat known as the Bio-Mator Colloidal Silver or Colloidal Gold
My name is Thomas Joseph Kennedy, otherwise known as 'Tommy UsuryFree Kennedy.' The pen name of  'Tommy NoUsury' was first tagged on me in the spring of 2000. I was attending a conference in Toronto in May of 2000 with John C. 'TheEngineer' Turmel.
The conference was hosted by a great patriot, and freedom fighter, whose pen name was 'Johnny Liberty.' On that weekend someone suggested that similar to 'Johnny Liberty' who advocates "liberty" I ought to be known as 'Tommy-No Usury' since I promote "nousury."
I rather liked the suggestion as I had been advocating 'nousury' economics since 1984. I decided to keep it as my pen name - that is until August 2001.
While I was attending the Fourth Annual Festival Of The Ages on August 4th, 5th, and 6th 2001 we discussed the impact of 'positive' words. As I listened to one of the speakers talked about avoiding 'negatives' I had an inspiration that 'Tommy UsuryFree Kennedy’ would present a more positive image as a moniker or pen name.
And so since 2001, my pen name is 'Tommy UsuryFree Kennedy’ and through The UsuryFree Network, I promote The UsuryFree Resolution at the last, best way to create a world of abundance, peace and plenty by 2020.

 At 65 years young, I am the second oldest of ten siblings.
I am a former elementary school teacher with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board as my long-term employer. I changed careers or as I like to say I "re-directed" my energies as of June 30th, 2000 after 34 years of teaching elementary school children.
Since June 2000, I have been teaching those who are willing and ready to "learn what they didn't know they didn't know" t at kitchen tables or in living rooms or occasionally in larger meeting rooms - upon request as well as on the internet.
Since the late 1970’s, I have been sporadically active as a part-time entrepreneur in the SDI industry (otherwise known as the network marketing industry).
I have been a participant in various barter networks since the early 1980’s and an advocate of the LETS (Local Employment Trading System) since the LETS software was first created by Michael Linton in 1982.
Likewise, since the early 1980's I have been researching the banking system, the illegal and unlawful income tax system, the network marketing industry - which I prefer to call the SDI industry, -  world power and politics, the New World Order, alternative energy, health and wellness issues, historical events, freedom crusaders, conspiracy and cover-up theories, paranormal phenomenon and other uncommon information in pursuit of "truth".
After discovering that the design flaw of 'usury' in our orthodox money system is the key to the major problems of the world that are all related to fear, violence, war, poverty, scarcity and lack, I have been focused on teaching about the solution to these problems of the world. That solution is for we-the-people to create and spend our 'own usuryfree' time currency and thereby create a world of prosperity, abundance, peace and plenty for everyone - and we can do it before 2020. In 2004, I organized the launch of the Tamworth Hours project in Tamworth, Ontario. A summary of that experience is explained in this article titled: “Did Tamworth Miss A Golden Opportunity.?”
Also, in 2004 I created my own personal, usuryfree time currency – “Kennedy Hours” whereby I designated the value of my one hour of basic, unskilled labour to be equivalent to $13.00 (Canadian Funds.)

In 2005, the first UsuryFree Day and UsuryFree Week was launched in Tamworth, Ontario. This year (2013) we are celebrating the "9th Annual UsuryFree Day and Week" from November 13th to 19th. More details at thiswebsite. During UsuryFree Week each year the Winged Lion Awards are given to usuryfree creatives who are nominated for their noteworthy efforts to promote 'Life Without Usury."
In 2006, I organized the first printing of the Unity Dollars – a usuryfree community currency in the Madawaska Valley and in 2007, I helped with the launch of the Serenity Dollars to serve towns along the 401 corridor from Kingston through to Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Since 1991, I have been a long-time supporter of Calgary Dollars,  Ithaca Hours which was launched by Paul Glover. More recently, I have become a short-time supporter of Mountain Hours which was launched in 2012, byWayne Walton in Summit Valley, Colorado.

There are a series of other usury free community currencies displayed at thiswebsite.
At The UsuryFree Eye Opener you have an opportunity to be exposed to some information about why we-the-people are enslaved to an unfair and immoral economic system. But you will also find many solution-oriented articles - many written by others and some authored by myself. Some are reprinted from the LEADS newsletter which I published bi-monthly for ten years - from 1981 until 1991. More of the LEADS’ articles will be re-published as time permits.
Visitors to The UsuryFree Eye Opener will be exposed to various points of view expressed by thinkers from all around the globe on topics, events and happenings that may be very new or unusual to you. At each of my twin blogs you will learn knowledge that is not in the curriculum at elementary school, high school, college or university. Nor should you expect the establishment media to expose you to the kind of learning offered by my twin blogs for they usually dismiss such information as "not newsworthy".
Keep in mind that formal education and the establishment media are directly or indirectly financed by "big money" from "The City" in London, England, from "Wall Street" in New York, USA and/or from "Bay Street" in Toronto, Canada. Remember the famous "Golden Rule" quotation: "Those who have the gold make the rules." Consider carefully, the following quotation by John Swinton, the former Chief of Staff for the New York Times ("All the News That's Fit to Print") and one of America's best loved newspaper journalists. Called by his peers "The Dean Of His Profession", John was asked in 1953 to give a toast before the New York Press Club, and in so doing made a monumentally important and revealing statement. He stated:
There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.”

The UsuryFree Eye Opener is definitely not the property of any rich men behind the scenes nor does it conform to the unwritten laws enforced by the clique of local and international financiers who dominate and control the establishment media. In fact, The UsuryFree Eye Opener seeks to free itself from the subtle bondage of the outrageous tyranny perpetrated by the establishment media and various self- appointed lobby groups. In recent years, news from all around the world has been carefully "managed."

The Internet is providing an alternative for those of us who are wary of  "managed news" and The UsuryFree Eye Opener and The SDI Eye Opener are both proud to be information sources that do not tolerate censorship nor the management of news and information nor the denial of freedom of expression as an ordinary and acceptable condition.
Neither of my blogs assume any responsibility for the content of any pages you may link to as you pursue cyber-education. I support the vital but fragile issue of "freedom of speech". I believe that "freedom of speech" must be protected and enhanced whether or not we agree on the subject matter written or spoken. We cannot have "freedom of speech" when the state or any high profile lobby group tells you that you cannot hold certain views nor beliefs nor talk about them, nor publish them in the print media nor the electronic media. We must not be controlled by fear of being charged with "word crimes."
I advocate freedom of speech for every mature adult and I seek to avoid censorship trusting that you, as responsible and thinking adults will make informed choices after you access and digest any information and knowledge. I believe that responsible adults are quite capable of  "censoring" any content of any links at websites if indeed any personal "censoring" is required. I do however, willfully choose to avoid links to adult only websites since many youth are pursuing cyber-education at my twin blogs.
I make no compunction on whether you should or should not believe what you read or link to from either The UsuryFree Eye Opener or The SDI Eye Opener. I simply invite you to read any information anywhere and draw your own conclusions as I draw my own conclusions on any selected topic. The only responsibility of my twin blogs as a "re-educational" websites on the Internet are to publish information - not to censor it.

Please send an email to: if you find any linked URL's that are no longer in use. (Likewise, please email any related links to be considered for additions to encourage a free expression of ideas.)
Sometimes after reading new material I just have a knowing (this was known as gnosis by the ancients) that it is "truth". I share what one person told me many years ago when he first invited me to read some xeroxed information that was certainly not published by any mainstream media publication. I am paraphrasing what he said since I do not remember the exact words. "I invite you to read this information and do your own research by choice Tom fully realizing that you are in no way forced to do either. You will know if the information is for you, trust your intuition. If it is, benefit from it. If it is not for you dismiss it and move on. And out of love for others do have the courtesy of letting them share the same freedom I am extending to you."
As the sole determiner of what is published at my twin blogs I will simply present information and extend the same freedom to each of you as mature thinking persons. I admire and honour Abraham Lincoln's famous quote: "Let the people know the truth, and the country is safe." He was fully aware that it was with The Court Of Public Review (we- the common people) that truth inevitably overcomes falsehood. To defend against the continual erosion of "free speech" in the 21st Century we must immediately exercise our natural right to ask questions of every authority in all aspects of our lives and then question their answers.
The UsuryFree Eye Opener and The SDI Eye Opener gratefully accept any donations - anonymously or with full credit  (whichever you choose) - from supporters to assist in exposing and evaluating common and uncommon news and information. There are significant set up and regular maintenance costs for this website. These include an abundance of time, a quality computer station, a domain name, a server, fees to list the website with search engines, an office worker/typist, a webmaster, and the expense of the ongoing pursuit of additional research. Anyone willing and anxious to make a donation is invited to use Paypal where my email address OR by mail to:
Tom J. Kennedy, P. O. Box 9333, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3V1
In summary, each of my twin blogs is committed to "freedom of speech" rather than "freedom of acceptable speech." I believe that by probing for "truth" we will expose who is wielding the power to cause formal education and the establishment media to ignore and/or collectively suppress information that is now readily available on the World Wide Web.
"I didn't say it would be easy.  
I just said it would be the truth.
 - Morpheus
If you think one year ahead - sow a seed. 
If you think ten years ahead - 
plant a tree.  
If you think a hundred years ahead - educate the people.  
An Ancient Chinese Proverb
You are likewise invited to visit and “Like” The UsuryFree Network at Facebook and "Follow" Tommy UsuryFree Kennedy at Facebook. And you are invited to help advance The UsuryFree Resolution by transferring your shopping habits so that you shop locally in your respective communities.
More details about our ever-expanding, online database designed to support small to medium-sized community businesses and home-based enterprises will be forthcoming as this current Recession deepens to a full-blown Depression.
"We make a living by what we Get,
 - But we make a life by what we Give."
"The high office of President has been used to foment a plot to destroy 
the American's freedom, and before I leave office I must  inform the 
citizen of his plight."
  - John F. Kennedy at Columbia University,
 10 days 
before his assassination.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Celebration of the 9th Annual UsuryFree Week

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

The UsuryFree Network in
with The Family Life Foundation present

A Celebration of the 9th Annual UsuryFree Week

The Ninth Annual UsuryFree Day & Week

All of you who visit here and read this are invited to spread this information about the 9th Annual UsuryFree Day/Week throughout the world by 'word of mouth' and 'word of mouse.'

Founded on May 13th, 2001, The UsuryFree Network  with the support of the Family Life Foundation 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 as the optimal method of trading products and/or services locally, nationally and internationally.

It is resolved that in the not-too-distant future, everyday must become a UsuryFree Day so that everyone can experience the reality of usuryfree living. UsuryFree Day and Week 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.

Wherever you live, you are invited to make tentative plans now to celebrate The Ninth Annual UsuryFree Day and Week in your community. UsuryFree Day is celebrated on November 13th and UsuryFree Week extends from November 13th to 19th, 2013.

As you finalize these plans, please share details with your contacts and forward a copy of your plans to: with '9th Annual UsuryFree Week' in the subject line, for further networking to usuryfree creatives everywhere.

For background details, visit The UsuryFree Eye Opener:

Guest Speakers:

1. Tom J. Kennedy aka “Tommy UsuryFree Kennedy” will give updates on his recent and life-long experiences with the Annual UsuryFree Week each year November. This past year was designated at The Year of UsuryFreeLiving.

Tom has been active as a part-time entrepreneur in the Self DirectedIncome (SDI) Industry
since 1979. Tom has been a participant in various barter networks since the early 1980’s when he first learned about the usuryfree LETS that was created by Michael Linton. 

Likewise, since the early 1980's Tom has been researching the banking system, the income tax system, the network marketing industry - which he prefers to call the SDI industry, -  world power and politics, the New World Order, alternative health and energy issues, historical events, freedom crusaders, conspiracy and cover-up theories, paranormal phenomenon and other uncommon information in pursuit of "truth".

In 2004, with the support of The Family Life Foundation,  Tom pioneered the Tamworth Hours Project. An article by Grasshopper Media gives a detailed review of Tamworth Hours Project: “Did Tamworth Miss A Golden Opportunity?”

In November of 2012, Tom was invited to be a guest speaker at “The 3rd Annual World Conference on Riba at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and his presentation is posted at Youtube at this link:

2. Jason Erb from Waterloo, Ontario will be our key-note guest speaker. Jason’s blog is Exposing Faux Capitalism: which he started during the global financial collapse of 2008. Jason has been actively involved in the alternative research community since 2006. Since 2009, has guest hosted other radio programs and has been hosting his own weekly radio show since 2012. I have had the privilege of being invited to be a guest on Jason Erb’s radio talk show two times:

Jason Erb will discuss the highlights listed below in his presentation at Conspiracy Culture on Saturday, November 16, 2013:

- What is money?
- Most money is created as debt
- Not fraudulent contract individually, but in the aggregate
- Gold has no intrinsic value
- Mis-definition of fiat money
- What is legal tender
- The U.S. Constitution doesn't say money should be gold or silver coin
- Constitutional money powers
 - Restriction upon the states from coining money or printing notes
- Colonial currencies - Pennsylvania Pound
- Articles of Confederation
- Continental Dollar
- Lincoln Greenbacks
- Bank of Venice
- Tally sticks
- 1933 gold confiscation, 1934 silver confiscation
- Privately vs publicly owned central banks
- Is fractional reserve banking fraudulent?
- Bank for International Settlements
- Fake quotations
- Mountain Hours, other local and regional currencies, - - 
- Bitcoin
- State banking
- Critique of the Austrian School
- Prominent monetary reformers

What's the Cost of Admission?

Attendees are invited to pay-what-they-think-it's-worth to be present and learn from those who are making the presentations. Cash, cheques, money orders and any usuryfree community currency is gracefully accepted.

The expenses to be covered are:
  (a) gifts or donations for the guest speakers to help cover their travel expenses and time invested for any preparation, and the presentation itself
 (b) advertising and promotional materials

Obviously, the advertising costs and the travel costs of the speaker 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.

Remember, seats are limited and RSVP's ARE REQUIRED for this Special Workshop in honour of our Ninth Annual UsuryFree Day. Please request your seat for this event by calling Conspiracy Culture Bookstore 416.916.1696

Noteworthy Quote:

"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.


EVENT LOCATION: Conspiracy Culture Bookstore - 1696 Queen Street West (@ Roncesvalles)
Toronto, Ontario. Canada M6R 1B3 

The event starts at 7:00 PM sharp and ends roughly at 9:30 PM

Information about the Winged Lion Awards for UsuryFree Week 2013 at this website:

NOTE: More about the 9th Annual UsuryFree Week in this article:
The People's Voice & The 9th Annual UsuryFree Week

NOTE: This information is also posted at this website: