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Freedom Fist 3 (5"x7" sketch).
" I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work, or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter, punks are running wild in the street, and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it!... "
"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"
speech by Howard Beale, in Network (1976 film)
on YouTube: NETWORK, Sidney Lumet, 1976 - I'm Mad As Hell and I'm Not Gonna Take This Anymore! (4:01)

Banking alternatives

Government, corporations, and banks are utterly corrupt. Even the WFCU Windsor Family Credit Union isn't fully trustworthy. From what folks are saying there are presently only two reliable options in Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada. (But for how long?)

Libro Credit Union

147 Talbot Street N
Essex, ON N8M 2C6
Mon-Fri 9-5; Sat 9-12; Sun closed

Motor City Community Credit Union

6701 Tecumseh Road E
Windsor, ON N8T 1E8
Mon-Wed 9-5; Thu-Fri 9-6; Sat 9:30-1; Sun closed

Crowdfunding and financial alternatives

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Apple Pay

banks, credit unions, financial institutions, trusts, etc.



  • "Non-profit charity and social enterprise fundraising"
  • Chuffed is a crowdfunding platform for socially-conscious projects. We support individuals, not-for-profits, social enterprises and community groups to run awesome crowdfunding campaigns, all 100% free.

credit cards


  • used by Red Ice TV as mentioned on 2019-08-10 yet their site says closed 2019-07-01





  • "Fast, free to start & crowdfunded millions for Canadian campaigns [...] to raise money online for personal causes & loved ones..."
  • DuckDuckGo:

Google Wallet


  • A unique platform that accommodates many, diverse campaigns. No all or nothing requirement, but fees can be higher.
  • Wikipedia: Indiegogo


  • A platform that focuses on creative projects like art, music, film, etc. Funding is all or nothing and fees are fairly reasonable.
  • Wikipedia: Kickstarter




Square Cash


  • NOTE Do NOT confuse with:, uTip, uTIP, UTIP, etc.
  • "Creating is hard work, we help with the rest. We help you connect with your community so you can turn your passion into a career. Feel the power of your community On uTip, support takes many forms. Whether it's your followers who are always ready to discover your latest news, their likes on your publications or our help with professionalization, never be alone again with your creation."




Crowdfunding comparisons

Crowdsourcing cautionary tales and are the extreme canaries in the coalmine. If they are getting banned by Coinbase and Square’s Cash App, not to mention GoDaddy, then SaidIt may be next.


There's no shortage of cryptocurrencies as this limited list attests. (Wikipedia has a war on against cryptos for fear of scams, yet support all the myths of the establishment and their giant scams). For more, see the topically dedicated subSaidIts below.

Digital wallets

  •, open-source cryptocurrency digital wallet (Bitcoin, etc.)

Alt coins

Bitcoin and Bitcoin variants



Filecoin with and for IPFS


Namecoin with and for ZeroNet

Pirate Chain (ARRR) - The Most Anonymous Cryptocurrency


    • Wownero (WOW) is a Doge-inspired, CPU-mineable, privacy-centric memecoin. It is a software fork of Monero with a lite version of RandomX (1MB scratchpad), a ring size of 22, a faster difficulty adjustment, and dynamic coinbase unlock times.
  • DuckDuckGo: Wownero


  • SaidIt: /s/Bitopia
  • SaidIt: /s/Cryptocurrency
  • SaidIt: /s/Economics
  • SaidIt: /s/EconomicsTheory
  • SaidIt: /s/Economy
  • SaidIt: /s/Finance
  • Flote, social media based in blockchain -
    • "Flote is a community-driven social network without big tech censorship and vague community guidelines. On Flote people can express themselves freely, build communities, and earn digital money by providing valuable content. Post text, images, audio, and video. That includes livestreaming with fee-free superchats!
    • "Support your favorite creators so they can continue to provide you their best content, or put your profile to work to earn money with tips, superchats, and subscriptions. We never collect any platform fees, so you get every bit you've earned deposited into your Flote wallet."
    • "Coming Soon"
      • "Community boards"
      • "Group messaging"
      • "More currencies"
      • "Marketplace & storefronts"
    • DuckDuckGo: Flote
  • SaidIt: /s/PersonalFinance

Currency alternatives


7 steps to help you start time-banking today

TOP 5 Time Bank Softwares (2020)

Nomos Timebank

Details below.

Nomos - Join The World's Timebank and Discover Community

The World's Timebank. Discover yourself through your community. Download Nomos today to discover your community in new and exciting ways. Offer and request services, engage in experiences and exchange items with the click of a button.
GooglePlay app: Nomos: The World’s Timebank
DuckDuckGo search: Nomos timebank
Wikipedia: Nomos, (from Ancient Greek) is the body of law governing human behavior.

The Nomos timebank application is a completely free social tool that helps you connect with timebanking communities near you.

  • Free app download with no hidden costs
  • Join a cashless and productive society
  • Use time as the primary currency
  • Advertise jobs you need doing
  • Earn time credits by helping others
  • Add new friends & use the app’s PM service

Join a cashless society

Using the Nomos App, you can join a cashless society by swapping time as a currency. Earn time for jobs you carry out for other timebank community members and use your time credits to hire others to complete jobs for you!

Hire timebank community members

As a member of a timebank community on the Nomos timebanking app, you will have the ability to ‘receive’ services by creating a post that will advertise the job within your timebank community.

Advertise your skills within your timebanking community so others can hire you as the right person for the job ‘OR’ offer your services to others.

Create new timebank communities

If there are no timebanks in your area, then use the Nomos timebank app to create a new community so like-minded people can join you in your quest to create a community where cash has no place!

Make new friends

When you hire people in your community or help others by using the amicable exchange of time, you will surely make new friends. Use the Nomos app to add them and chat with them about timebanking activities using the Nomos timebank app’s PM service.

All this is available via the Nomos timebank app, and it is 100% free. Complete tasks to earn time credits for a job well done and use your time credits to hire others!


On May 23, 2023, Jason Carswell emailed regarding tech disappointments on their great idea, in summary: 1) Not being able to sign up on Android (before I knew it was discontinued), 2) (formerly) using evil Facebook and evil Google as well as email addresses to sign up, 3) site doesn't work with Basilisk browser (while promoting evil corporate browsers rather than Vivaldi, Brave, LibreWolf, etc.), 4) why not register in a browser in addition to the app, and 5) Nomos should be open-source, decentralized, and/or distributed.

Sadly, the next morning response was:

" Ok Jason. After trying to get this adopted unfortunately I’ve had to discontinue development due to costs involved. Cheers. "

Independent Food Distribution Networks

More soon.
  • it's better, organic or not
  • nothing is more valuable than your health
    • may be a little more expensive without artificial, subsidized, or bulk prices
    • support local and independent farmers that you'll need when the corporations turn on you
  • fresh farm to door
    to avoid:
    • middlemen and government
    • grocery stores
    • preservatives
    • pesticides
    • shipping
    • etc

On YouTube: The difference this makes is amazing! (18:09) ~ Richard Vobes, 2023-05-20, #food #organic #community - I am on location to meet Natalie Bradbury from to find out how they are building real communities through organic food distribution from local farms. Find out more and get involved:

Precious Metals

More soon.
  • gold
  • silver
  • "junk silver" is still valuable, easily traded, like silverware
    • Anything below 99.9% pure is considered junk, although that usually means 85% for sterling and then 70%, 55%, etc. for old coins.

See also


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