Tuesday, July 31, 2012

MSW Newsletter - Stories of Interest 7/31/12

It's been quite a summer so far, and if 2012 is to be our last summer together as living beings, I can't say I have many regrets. This has been an amazing summer for TFP, the r3VOLution, and just overall raising the level of consciousness and awareness. I've made and upheld a personal commitment to my health, my sphere of influence has gotten bigger, and my circle of friends has grown tighter, in short, it's been awesome over here in my world. 

I'm going to assume you've read most of the major headlines over the past few weeks, and point out just a handful of stories that caught my attention, check them out. In addition, pay attention to upcoming events, most notably TFP LIVE!!! Lastly, have yourself a few minutes of laughter courtesy of Duncan Trussell in this edition's "video of interest," enjoy!

Take notice to the picture of Tommy Chong below. If you haven't heard, Tommy was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this year, he treated it with hemp oil, and on July, 15 2012, he told the world via Twitter, that he is 99% cancer free thanks to hemp oil. Word Tommy Chong, word. 


Anaheim police block protesters from Disneyland; 9 arrested
Nine people were arrested Sunday during protests over recent fatal officer-involved shootings in Anaheim. The protest took a dramatic turn when the crowd began marching en masse on Harbor Boulevard, saying they were headed to Disneyland. But police in riot gear corralled them, and many returned to police headquarters. The demonstration stretched long into the afternoon, with more than 200 protesters initially chanting in front of police headquarters and taking over a parking lot where they drew chalk outlines of bodies and wrote messages condemning the police.

City Shuts Down 13-Year-Old's Hot Dog Stand
An enterprising teenager in Michigan is laughing all the way to the bank after his city shut down his hot dog cart. Nathan Duszynski, 13, was selling franks in downtown Holland, MI. City zoning laws don't allow food trucks to compete with restaurants so he had to close up shop. A packaging company heard about the boy's troubles and bought the truck for $2,500. That's a lot more than Nathan paid for it. 

A Florida airboat captain was arrested Friday on charges of feeding the alligator that chomped off his right hand. Wallace Weatherholt faces a second-degree misdemeanor charge for an alleged act that might have provoked the attack, the Fort Myers News-Press reported. The 63-year-old lost his hand on June 12 when a 9-foot alligator jumped out of the water in the Everglades and sunk its teeth into Weatherholt's wrist.

A recent study found 8-second bursts of sprinting followed by 12-second recovery phases for a total of 20 minutes, three times a week, helped men lose as much as four pounds of visceral belly fat in just three months. This is the type of fat associated with heart disease.



Saturday, July 28, 2012

5 Years Ago, the World was Robbed: In Memory of Yumi Demicco

The following article was written five years ago in memory of a close friend of mine named Yumi Demicco whose life was cut short five years ago today. She truly was a gift to this world, everywhere she walked, she left a lasting, loving impression. 

What was great about Yumi was, as sweet as she was, she had this way about her that commanded attention and when she needed to set someone straight, she had a way of putting people in check like I've never seen...all 4' 11 3/4" inches of her. I guess having the head of north jersey's DEA as your father has other perks besides never getting a speeding ticket no matter how many times she's been pulled over.

She was the closest thing I had to a sister, and she was murdered, and that sucks, no other way to say it. Her boyfriend beat her to death in her apartment, wrapped her up in plastic, then tried to kill himself by drinking windshield wiper fluid. He called an ambulance to come pick him up after his failed attempt at suicide, waited outside for the paramedics, locked the apartment door, and they took him to the hospital where he stayed for a week. 

When Yumi didn't show up for work all week, her boss, a close friend of mine, went to her apartment to check on her, and found her body. The boyfriend, laid up in the hospital, saw the report on the news and confessed a day or so later.

I honestly thought it was a dream when I heard what happened. No way. No one could do that to someone like her, impossible. Clearly not a dream, and still, five years later it still feels like I'm gonna wake up and she'll be there cracking some dumb joke about me. 

One year she dressed up like me for halloween. She stole my jacket and my sneakers out of my car, put electrical tape on her face for a beard, and did the most embarrassing (for me) impressions of me all day. It was awesome. She was awesome.

The "anniversary" of her death today got me thinking about how amazing she was and always will be. I met Yumi working for a marketing firm. She knocked the hell out of our sales team and smoked everyone in her training class. Not only that, you couldn't help but be in a good mood when she was around. 

When it was time for me to branch out and run my own office, I needed someone I could trust to help me, so without hesitation I called Yumi and offered her a job as a sales manager. I still have no idea how the hell we survived as long as we did, but we broke every record in Philly for that company.

I could honestly sit here and write about her all day, but all I want to convey here is that she is still missed. I miss her, she shouldn't have been taken from us the way she was taken, and I just want to make sure the world remembers Yumi Demicco...miss ya kiddo!



"The celebration of a short but beautiful life" 
by Mychal Massie

For many, it is difficult to accept that evil exists in existential form and interacts with us, and around us, every moment of every day, even if it chooses not to reveal itself as such.

People want to believe there is some primordial good that permeates within us all. They want to believe that external forces are responsible for evil committed, not the biblical summation of same. Many want to believe that if we just treat others nicely, smile and have positive thoughts, everyone will get along and the world will be a better place.

People can be deceived by said evil that masquerades as or presents itself adorned in vicinal good. But not everyone believes in a primordial good, nor is every person fooled by the vestments of normality and decency often worn by evil sociopaths to obfuscate and conceal the true blackness that is in their soul. Those persons look beyond the evil, in a belief that they can make a difference where others have failed. So strong is their confidence that their good can overcome the other persons' bad, they realize too late that if angels of God's creation were cast out from heaven because of the evil of their hearts, how much easier is it for sinful man who has never looked upon the face of God to rebuff good works. It is this latter that I believe most accurately describes the tragic loss of a beautiful
light that was recently extinguished by the hands of the evil person she sought to help.

Yumi Demicco was the 24-year-old daughter of my very good friend. She was smart, outgoing, beautiful, confident, wise beyond her years and possessed of a spirit that can only be attributed to God. She loved her country. She cared about the men and women entrusted with the honor of preserving our way of life in a way that was truly extraordinary. She was inquisitive and questioning – not in a rebellious way, but for the purpose of knowing. The Yumi I knew loved to learn, not for the purpose of warehousing bits of useless information, but to be more complete and more prepared to share of herself. She asked simple yet probing questions, and she expected straightforward, honest answers.

She was quick-witted and yet respectful – it was a challenge to one-up her when it came to getting in the last word, unless she chose to surrender the point. I will always remember her chiding me for "blowing off," as she had put it, her father's 60th birthday party – the fact that my son and I had tickets for a boxing match at Madison Square Garden in New York, that same evening, notwithstanding. How could I have known that short time ago would have been my last time to see her in this life?

I have thought much about the brutal way in which Yumi was taken from her family and friends. Sometimes, at first glance it is hard to see God's greater good in tragedy, but I believe that through her seemingly untimely and senseless death, our Father in Heaven speaks to us.

Her passing provided her father and family an outpouring of love, encouragement and reunion from colleagues (both past and present), friends, allies and counterparts from every corner of the world. In her passing, her family was reminded not only of her impact on the lives of many, but their impact on the lives of many around the world.

Her passing is a message to every parent
– to love their children and spend time with them while they are young – because it is seldom that children want to spend time with parents that weren't there when they were young.

The funeral service for Yumi's passing was a celebration of life, and it could not have been so had she not, through faith in Jesus Christ, overcome death while she yet lived. Her pastor's eulogy was for one whose father and mother had indeed "raised her up in the way she should go."

In passing, Yumi bears testimony of the fact that life is fleeting, and the only guarantee we have is last breath we took. Unfortunately, same is too often not reflected upon until we are no longer able to take our next breath here on earth.

In reality, the finality of her passing wasn't final at all – it was the start of a glorious new beginning of a new life. Not one as a dog, cat, flower, or even as another person. Yumi's new beginning is now before the throne of her Heavenly Father and His Son, the angels and those who have gone on before her.

She leaves behind memories and a life that brings a smile to faces every time she is remembered. In that way she will be forever with us. How many people can but hope to leave this world so great a legacy? She reminds us not to grow weary in well-doing, and most importantly, Yumi reminds us that we must be prepared, for we know not when our time here on earth will be up.

Note: Memorial donations can be made in Yumi Demicco's name to:

DEA Survivors Benefit Fund
Attn: Richard Crock
75 Spring Street SW, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30303

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Back on "The Panic Hour" for Episode 50 - ft. Fernando, Payday, and Yours Truly

N.A. Poe, Steve Miller-Miller, and Sammy Flicker welcome Fernando Antonio Salguero, Payday Monsanto, and myself back to "The Panic Hour" for episode 50, and the pleasure and honor, once again, is all mine.

Lots covered, Batman, MK Ultra, self-defense, a well regulated Militia, END THE FED, TFP Live, etc. Probably not safe for work, and if that's the case, quit that shithole and get a better job, enjoy!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

TFP's Monthly Street Outreach - 9/11

Saturday 7/21/12, Philly activists Truth, Freedom, Prosperity & friends, met at LOVE Park for our monthly street outreach. This month's theme was 9/11. The day started with Mike Heise, Dana Costello, and I filming our segments for the upcoming Nationwide END THE FED Rally on 9/22/12.

We moved on to LOVE Park to hand out 9/11 fact sheets, engage in conversations with the public, and commit a few random acts of civil disobedience since Philly lawmakers have made it illegal to skateboard, feed the homeless, remove stones and plants, play frisbee, etc. Naturally we did as much of the above as we could, falling short of playing frisbee.

Lastly we ended up having an impromptu march across the city from LOVE park down to Independence Hall, led by an army truck with a "Remember Building 7" and an "Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth" banner on either side. Marching behind the truck, we handed out hundreds of fliers to the general public, ending our march with quite a night to remember, with our first and last visit to a local bar. Enjoy!

Interview at Freedompalooza 2012

Huge thanks to Tarrah Beth for this interview at Freedompalooza 2012!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Ep 11 - MSW Podcast ft Michael Heise 7/19/12 8pm EST

Michael Heise pays a visit to the Mike Salvi's World headquarters for episode 11. Step into the Philly activist world and allow us to get all up in your ears for a while. As always, watch the video if you have time, but definitely download the audio version and take us with you in your car, during your workout, when you do yardwork, walk your pets, do a puzzle, paint your room, or however you spend your time, enjoy!  

If you look below (and have been following my show) you'll notice a familiar picture. That's because of all the activist related things Michael Heise and I have done together, that's the only picture I have with both of us (and few others) in it. 

Ever since I jumped into activism, I've been waiting for the universe to manifest the inevitable creation of a Mike Heise. He's young, he's sharp as a tack, looks rugged, and has more horsepower than a Bugatti, in short, he's exactly what the freedom movement needs. If the goal is to attract young people, Mike is a prime example of what one person can do with enough drive and enthusiasm.  

From showing up to Lemonade Freedom day as relatively unknown to organizing a national END THE FED rally less than a year later, Mike has shoved his way to the frontlines of the Philly freedom movement, and we're extremely lucky to have him as a part of the family! 

Join us as we go live this Thursday on Ustream. Topics will include, but certainly won't be limited to, Mike's attendance at Occupy Bilderberg, the Asbury Civil Disobedience Beach Party, monthly street outreach, and of course, the upcoming Nationwide END THE FED Rally this fall. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Ep 10 - MSW Podcast ft Aaron Morris 7/14/12 1:30pm EST

Aaron Morris stops by the Salvi Rebel Base to discuss life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We cover a pretty broad range of topics, with determination and personal success as the common thread. Watch the video if you have time, but definitely get the audio version (honestly the sound quality is better on the audio version) and take us with you in your car, during your workout, when you do yardwork, walk your pets, or however you spend your time, enjoy! 

Listen here, MSW Ep. 10 - ft Aaron Morris

10 years ago I fought at a national taekwondo competition in Cleveland. My team and I drove out together as we did for every tournament, however, this trip we acquired 3 extra fighters who weren't on our team but rode with us. One of the three tag-a-longs was a guy by the name of Aaron Morris.

Aaron earned his stripes in the marital arts world so I heard of him but never met him until the day we left for Cleveland. Within the first 5 minutes of the ride, he had the entire van laughing our asses off. Aaron ended up moving on to Olympic team trials that year, and his skills and business savvy has carried him to his current point in his successful life.

Now he runs his own martial arts school, called World Class Martial Arts, owns at least one other business that I know of, and lives life the way he wants to. Thanks to the internet, we recently reconnected, got to talking, he took notice to my activism and involvement in addressing the current state of the world and offered to be a guest on the show.

I couldn't be happier to have him on the show, he's self-driven, successful, hilarious, and has an awesome perspective on life and how to navigate through it. We go live on Saturday 7/14 at 1:30pm EST on ustream, audio will be uploaded shortly after, so tune in!

he's got this look on his face like "listen son, this fight's over, so you're gonna lay down or i'm gonna keep choking the shit outta you, it's that simple"

MSW Health - Kettlebell Training

Some of this post is copied from a new section of Mike Salvi's World in the tab bar above called "Health" which I started half for you and half for me. For me, by posting a health section on the site, it tends to hold me accountable in a way since I'm telling the universe how I maintain my spacesuit.  

Needless to say there are countless exercise routines, and as long as you do them, they work. However, I'm sharing some of what I've made part of my routine because it's relatively simple, and due to what I've been doing I feel great. So here's my way of paying it forward. 

First up on the menu is kettlebell training. This will undoubtedly kick the living shit out of you. While that might not be the best selling point, it's a fact. And like my friend, martial arts school owner, and soon to be podcast guest Aaron Morris said the other day, there's no way in the world that you can expect to get great results without putting in real effort. I tend to agree, and I'm of mind that the more you put into something, the more you get out. 

Of all the different routines I've done in my life, kettlebell training has demanded the most from my body, and the pendulum has swung in the opposite direction with the same force when it comes to rewards. 

If you're looking for a way to get motivated to improve your health, I can't help you. The motivation is on you. If, however, you're looking for a simple but intense workout, kettlebells are the way to go. I don't do gyms, I'm not a runner, and I'm not into spending tons of money on crazy looking equipment that has no business being in my house.

I'm all about simplicity, and you can't get much more simpler than a cannonball with a handle. So here's my advice, do your homework, decide what you think will work for you, but if you want a workout that encompasses your whole body, get yourself a decent kettlebell.

There are tons of gyms, especially MMA facilities that offer kettlebell classes, but if your schedule is as bonkers as mine, you might want to consider ordering DVD's or downloading training videos.

Well guess what Mike Salvi's World has done for you? That's right, we've decided to offer you the chance to purchase hardcopy DVD sets and instant download kettlebell training videos brought to you by Mr. Badass himself, Steve Maxwell.

Click here to visit Maxwell Strength Conditioning and purchase instant download training videos.

What do you get out of all this? Every reward that getting your body in shape has to offer, and you get to help support Mike Salvi's World. What does Mike Salvi's World get out of all this? A small percentage of video and DVD sales, and the satisfaction of knowing you were inspired by me to treat your body with respect.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

MSW Newsletter - Stories of Interest 7/11/12

It's been an interesting past 2 weeks, so some of the stories that interested me are from last week. Larken Rose chimes in for this week's video, and a few more upcoming events have been added.

Also, take notice to a new section of Mike Salvi's World (
that will be updated on occasion) in the tab bar above called "Health." There you'll find a link to purchase DVD's or instant downloadable videos. If you're interested in a simple but intense workout, check it out. 



Unions representing police, fire and public workers in the city of 76,000 filed three lawsuits after the city defied a judge's order and issued paychecks Friday that paid 398 city employees at the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

Sixteen Fortresses for Staving Off the Zombie Apocalypse (the following is actually posted on realtor.com)
In case you’re in complete denial or have been living under a rock in recent days, it has become quite apparent that THE ZOMBIE APOCALPYSE IS UPON US, PEOPLE. Reported horrific incidents of face-eatingintestine-throwingarm-gnawinghush-hush hazmat evacuations, and/or general cannibalistic mayhem can mean only one thing: it’s high- time we start preparing for the hordes of living dead that will soon begin roaming the world in search of delicious, delicious brains. 

“Iran is not seeking to have the atomic bomb, possession of which is pointless, dangerous, and is a great sin from an intellectual and a religious point of view.” Thus did supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declare in February that Iran’s possession of atomic weapons would be a mortal sin against Allah. It is also the unanimous judgment of the U.S. intelligence community, declared in 2007 and affirmed in 2011, that Iran has abandoned any program to build nuclear weapons

Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty has released a new manifesto, entitled “The Technology Revolution.” It addresses the issue of Internet overregulation, and stresses the importance of preserving the private sector online. The manifesto essentially argues that the libertarian principle of minimal government oversight is very much applicable to the online world. The government should not try to exceed its constitutional powers, and should leave the Internet in the hands of individuals and private companies, the paper argues. 

There seems to be a race to pure foods among the nation's largest supermarkets as they ramp up their offerings, even launch their own brands of organics and naturals, and then heavily advertise the healthy choice. It all makes sense, considering sales of this segment of groceries are outpacing traditional grocery sales.



Thursday, July 5, 2012

Truth, Freedom, Prosperity - Upcoming Events Summer 2012

Truth, Freedom, Prosperity is a Philly based, local group of activists who share common interests. Most notably, truth, freedom, and prosperity. We've never been interested in trying to start national chapters, becoming incorporated, or trying to raise anything other than awareness on a local level. Our members strive to improve themselves, and in turn, the world around them. Here is a list of upcoming events either hosted by, or hold heavy interest by TFP members. Look through, see if something grabs your interest, and come join us!

Mark Passio and the Tesla Science Foundation are hosting the 2012 Nikola Tesla Energy Independence Celebration. TFP is a proud sponsor and will have an information table, join us!

Former Councilwoman Louise Murray is pressing the city council to enforce an ordinance, adopted more than 40 years ago, that states: "No person clad in bathing attire shall be on the boardwalk or the public walks adjacent thereto." So bring your skimpy swimsuits and let’s make this a fun event! Musicians, Dancers, Artists, and Agorists welcome! A number of activists in the Liberty Community will be speaking at the event. So come join us for some fun in the sun on Asbury Park Boardwalk!

Every month, TFP members meet at a set location to raise awareness and engage the public in conversations regarding seemingly controversial topics. This month's topic will be centered around events that happened on September 11, 2001. We'll be handing out literature, sign waving, interviewing people, and doing what we feel is our part to raise awareness. Join us!

To keep up with our members’ efforts and events, we will be meeting an hour and a half before TFP’s free documentary screening, at the same venue. This gives members a chance to interact, share their work, and to meet new and veteran members.

Truth, Freedom, Prosperity presents its monthly Documentary Film Screening & Discussion night on the last Thursday of every month at Essene Food Market, 719 S. 4th Street in Philadelphia. Please bring others. This meetup is all about outreachand waking up others to the reality of our present situation and how to change it for the betterment of all.

Have you ever used a fire extinguisher? Do you have any idea how often they fail to put out fires? Is it possible that in disastrous situations your local fire company may be too overwhelmed to respond to your emergency promptly? What would you do? For this engulphing edition of Survive and Thrive we will have a well trained firefighter with over ten years of fire service under his belt leading the group discussion.

Join us for the debut of the monthly event, Mike Salvi’s World Live at Underground Arts. Every month we will feature stand-up comedians, a musician, a sketch comedy group, and a featured activist to do a live interview, followed by a Q&A with the audience. After the show, the bar, the restaurant and the DJ will provide the crowd with plenty of entertainment, bring friends!

Join us as we stand together with the r3VOLution at Paul Festival (8/24 - 8/26) and with the Ron Paul delegates at the RNC (8/27 - 8/30) in Tampa, FL. A group of us are leaving together Thursday morning, staying overnight halfway to Florida, and arriving in Tampa on Friday afternoon. If you plan on driving (or riding down on a motorcycle with the rest of the r3VOLution Riders, email me directly at mike@mikesalvisworld.com.

Join us as we stand together in solidarity with other cities across the nation to raise awareness and rally outside the nation’s central bank, known as the federal reserve system.

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