asset forfeiture

Theft By Any Other Name Is Still Theft

October 27, 2014 By: Kelly Diamond Between taxation and inflation, you'd think the government would have maxed out on plunder.  Nope.  Civil Asset Forfeiture is finally making the news. “If you have nothing hide, you have nothing to fear.” “If you just follow the law, you’ll be fine.” I hear those two phrases far too much. (Once is already enough to get my blood boiling!) The truth is, it doesn’t matter if you do or you don’t have anything to hide. And it doesn’t matter if you do or you don’t follow the law. The people doing the searc … [Read More...]

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Constipated Economy

October 22, 2014 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher By now, Lyft, Uber, and Sidecar are all fairly well known in metropolitan areas like San Francisco and the Greater Los Angeles area. It’s a smart phone application based service that is turning the taxi and private transportation industry on its ear! They are drastically undercutting the taxi services, because they don’t call themselves a taxi service. They are a ride sharing business. Rather than metered fares, they are a relatively low suggested flat “donation”. Most users pay the suggest … [Read More...]

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Boom And Bust Cycles Are Created By Central Banks

October 17, 2014 This micro-documentary is brought to you by our friend Claudio Grass at Global Gold Inc.  A very informative 15 minutes explaining the boom and bust cycles of our economy and how they are the inevitable product of central banking practices.  Share with those who you think could use this valuable information!   For more information about acquiring precious metals: Claudio Grass, Managing Director Global Gold Inc. Herrengasse 9 | 8640 Rapperswil | Switzerland Tel +41 58 810 1750 | Fax +41 58 810 175 … [Read More...]

bono ireland

The Double Irish

October 16, 2014 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher Ireland got creative with its tax regime: businesses loved it, the EU… not so much. Condemning tax competition by a country doing its level best to recuperate from bailout conditions only 5 years ago is cruel, to say the very least. Back in August I wrote a piece called “Economic Patriotism”, discussing all the various corporations looking to become “multi-nationals” by inverting out of the U.S. and merging with corporations outside the U.S. in more business-friendly countries. One destinati … [Read More...]

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How Our Monetary System Works and Fails

October 14, 2014 This micro-documentary is brought to you by our friend Claudio Grass at Global Gold Inc.  A very informative 10 minutes explaining what money, fiat currency, and fractional reserve banking are.  Share with those who you think could use this valuable information! For more information on precious metal ownership: Claudio Grass, Managing Director Global Gold Inc. Herrengasse 9 | 8640 Rapperswil | Switzerland Tel +41 58 810 1750 | Fax +41 58 810 1751 claudio.grass@globalgold.ch | www.globalgold.ch … [Read More...]

china v us

China v the US = Strategy v Tragedy

October 13, 2014 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher While the United States is fixated on some new tribe of rebels in Iraq and Syria, China just swooped by and surpassed the United States twenty-seven ways to Sunday. As I’ve mentioned in nearly every single article to do with China, they are and have been playing a strategic game of Go, while the United States is playing a tragic game of Connect Four with 42 different colors. First off, I think this says something about how meaningless labels can be. On the surface, a Communist country s … [Read More...]

Canada

“Exit VISAs” in Canada?

October 6, 2014 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher Over thirteen years after 9/11, and we are now, more than ever, under heightened security measures. Insofar as the War on Terror is concerned, I would say it has been an abject failure of epic proportions. The reason being: Westerners are STILL terrified. We’re told to freak out about the FLU now. This rotation of fear-mongering is brought to you by the top seller of flu vaccines: Sanofi Pasteur MSD. We’re told to freak out about the latest brand of terrorists. It WAS the Mujahedeen. T … [Read More...]

revisionist history

The War on Information

September 29, 2014 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher If you’re reading this, then you might be a recovering American convalescing over ruthless indoctrination as well as battered citizen syndrome: where the government abuses your rights, and then later apologizes with an election and a nice speech. So it might come as little surprise that a school district in Colorado wants to “soften” American history.   While the right wing wants to herald American imperialism as some God-ordained blood bath of glory, the left wants to shelter children ent … [Read More...]

scotland independence

Sentiments on Secession

September 22, 2004 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher The big thing in news this past week has been the referendum for an emancipated Scotland from the UK. Unfortunately, it did not pass. I say “unfortunately” because all secession is good secession. Decentralizing power is the only true way to limit a government, i.e. limiting the scope of its power. The other unfortunate part of this is 55% of the voters in Scotland didn’t think it was a good idea to break away. The reasons why, however, and quite astounding. Only about 25% of the No voter … [Read More...]

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Good News For US Canadian Dual Nationals – FATCA Post

September 18, 2014 By: Brian Mahany, Principal at Mahany & Ertl The United States and Canada have long enjoyed very close ties. That relationship isn’t likely to change in the near future, although FATCA – the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act – has angered many Canadians. Some equate FATCA with U.S. imperialism and say the law threatens Canada’s sovereignty. Congress passed FATCA in 2010. The law hopes to curtail tax evasion that relies on offshore bank accounts to hide money from the IRS. Having the offshore account isn’t illegal but … [Read More...]

economic collapase

First World Problems

September 15, 2014 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher I am often reminded by many Europeans on Facebook how much better they have it than the United States. They look down their noses at the apparent selfishness of America and her constituents. And yet, there are those who would beg to differ. I recently spoke with a Dane who was quick to laugh when I asked about his universal healthcare. He’s had several health problems, and has been given more bureaucratic run-around than actual care. He says that time with a doctor is reduced to 15 minute … [Read More...]

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Bobby’s Interview w/ Jason Hartman

September 12, 2014 With Bobby Casey, Managing Director of GWP "On this episode of Jason Hartman’s JetSetter Show, he invites Bobby Casey from Global Wealth Protection to talk about alternative investments, asset protection and internationalization. In the interview, Casey brings up both business and personal issues related to your presence in a particular jurisdiction, how trust companies can be used and secured, and how you can really manipulate and control your own assets to get the most out of them." ~ J … [Read More...]

russia and china

Working Around the U.S.

September 8, 2014 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher “If President Obama and his successors continue with their heavy-handed approach of levying sanctions against every country that does something US policymakers don’t like, it will only lead to more countries shunning the dollar and accelerating the dollar's slide into irrelevance.” -- Aug 10, 2014, Ron Paul, former Republican US Congressman And that is exactly what is happening. Currently, Russia and China, two countries the US loves to hate, are brokering a deal to trade in their own respe … [Read More...]

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Interview w/ Jake Desyllas on The Voluntary Life

September 5, 2014 With: Bobby Casey, Managing Director of GWP This is a great rundown on geo-arbitrage!  Practical information you can use when assessing what might be right for you.  Encouraging information pertaining to the international life.  Take a listen...   Check out Bobby's interview with Jake Desyllas on TheVoluntaryLife.com, Episode 170!          Click below to listen to this interview! … [Read More...]

paraguay

The Truth About Paraguayan Citizenship

September 3, 2014 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director of GWP Comparatively speaking, Paraguay is one of the easiest and most affordable countries in which to obtain residency, a passport, and ultimately citizenship. Don't cut corners.  Do it by the book, and in a matter of a few years, you'll have a legitimate passport and citizenship in your hands! The Truth about Paraguayan Citizenship by Bobby Casey You may remember our recent articles about obtaining citizenship in Paraguay, “Second Passport in Paraguay – Too Good to Be True?”. You can … [Read More...]