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fractional reserve banking

US Banking = Selling Marks

April 14, 2014 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher This past Saturday, I got a personal taste of fractional reserve banking. I recently switched car insurance companies, so my former policy prorated the monthly premium, and paid me out the balance.  They issued me a check in the amount of $86.50.  I went to deposit it at my credit union, but they wouldn’t cash it out or deposit it because for whatever reason, the damn insurance company decided to put my boyfriend’s name on it as well.  He’s a member at a different credit union.  The teller told me … [Read More...]

doubling pennies

Why You Should Know the “Double a Penny a Day” Analogy

April 10, 2014 By: Bobby Casey, GWP Managing Director You've heard the adage, "A penny saved is a penny earned"?  What if I told you a penny doubled is several million earned?? If you want to know the secret to creating long-term wealth in a big way, this article is for you. Yesterday, I was flying from New York City to Panama City for our spring conference – Global Escape Hatch. Sitting on the plane next to me was a very intelligent young man named Mike. Normally, when I get on the plane, I am asleep before the plane is pushed back fr … [Read More...]

somalia

Somalia: Not What You’d Think!

April 7, 2014 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher I’m sure by now, if you’ve so much as questioned the righteousness of the American government, foreign or domestic, you are immediately chastised and told any combination of the following: If you don’t like it, leave! No one is making you stay here! Why don’t you just go to Somalia! SIGH… My very first installment for GWP was “If You Don’t Like It, Leave”.  In it, I addressed one snag in the “logic” of those who tell me, and people like me, to just go: they are also telling my wealth to leave.  S … [Read More...]

closing the gap

Closing the Gap

March 31, 2014 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher My mom and I got into a discussion about transportation and manufacturing in the United States as opposed to other countries like China, Malaysia or Singapore.  I came to an interesting realization: we can buy products that were manufactured in a way that is illegal here in the US.  So while we cannot build the same way as China can – because it’s unfair or unsafe or ecologically unfriendly – it’s perfectly fine that we buy the net products that come from that type of manufacturing. We have to pay a … [Read More...]

an american warning

An American Warning Part 2

March 28, 2014 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher I was chastised on the thread of “An American Warning” for advising folks that the treatment of the Native Americans is how we can expect to be treated as we socialize necessary services like health insurance or care. I was told I was “fear mongering”.  Fear is based on ignorance and it’s often experienced by people who don’t know what to do or feel they have no recourse.  Usually, in a horror film, people start to get scared when the slasher is approaching, and the potential victims of said slasher … [Read More...]

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Toothless Legislation Gumming at US Spy Program

March 24, 2014 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher It’s often a point of debate as to whether embargoes, sanctions or blockades are acts of war.  When we listen to pundits talk about the foreign policies surrounding Iran and the US, the US sanctions are regarded as acts of diplomacy.  The same is said of Israel’s sanctions on Palestine. History has a different take on the matter.  Look at the war seeds sewn for World War II.  A few MAJOR, and rather deliberate, actions lead to that war.  It was by no means inevitable.  While other factors undeniabl … [Read More...]

2nd passports

Do I REALLY Need a 2nd Passport?

March 20, 2014 By: Bobby Casey, GWP Managing Director Two weeks ago I met with one of the European banks, with which our firm has worked closely for more than four years.  This meeting was to update us on the bank's new policies and procedures for bringing on new clients.  As we discussed several items relating to their procedures, I asked if there were any changes to the bank's policy on accepting American clients.  The answer was yes.  They no longer accept Americans as of March 1st, 2014.  The reason – FATCA.  We have another Caribbe … [Read More...]

american warning

An American Warning

March 17, 2013 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher It’s interesting that when Obama first introduced the idea of the “Affordable Care Act”, his critics and supporters alike looked to the Massachusetts experiment implemented by one Mitt Romney.  Is Massachusetts an example of success or failure?  If you Google “Massachusetts healthcare exchange successful?” you will find some articles outlining the successful model for healthcare reform.  Of course, you have to put aside the functionality of the law itself and how it was written and focus more on th … [Read More...]

cronyism

Cronyism Strikes Again!

March 14, 2014 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher Just this past weekend there were some Americans who were given the gift of jetlag from their respective state governments.  This gift is endearingly called “daylight savings”.  For those not familiar or accustomed to this bi-annual practice, it’s when you go to sleep one night… and without the benefit of travel… the clocks are moved either one hour forward (as was the case this past weekend) or one hour back (which will happen in the fall later this year). We have two states that abstain from this … [Read More...]

dependency

You MUST Be Dependent

March 10, 2013 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher I recently had an exchange with someone who told me if I don’t like the government then I should just stop using its services.  I naturally responded with the fact that boycotting entities that have a monopoly over your basic essentials is hardly a reasonable solution, and while I do try to avoid the government at all costs, it isn’t always practical considering it’s in everything I consume and everywhere I go. If I turn on the radio, the Federal Communications Commission has its grubby little hands … [Read More...]

Crashing of the USD

Russia Pushes to Ban USD: Tick tock!

March 4, 2014 By: Bobby Casey, GWP Managing Director Russian lawmaker, Mikhail Degtyarev, proposed a bill to ban the use or possession of American currency in Russia.  His rationale?  He predicts the imminent collapse of the dollar system due to the massive growth of US national debt.  This bill would partially revive the Soviet-era ban on the dollar, prohibiting Russians from holding the currency in the country's banks, and thus banks would be unable to carry out US dollar transactions.  He warned that the Russian government wou … [Read More...]

layers of protection

Layers of Protection

March 3, 2014 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher Regardless of what you think about J.D. Rockefeller as a person, or the things he did, please don’t allow that to assuage you from the truth and wisdom in this statement he made: “Own nothing and control everything.” We have this quote on our website and for very good reason.  The reality is, ownership is not tantamount to control in today’s government and legal landscape.  It’s not about whether you like it or not.  Either you accept this as true, or you spit into the wind. You don’t need to be ric … [Read More...]

Chinese economy timeline

What is Going On With China!?

February 24, 2014 By: Kelly Diamond, Publisher Since my last entry on December 9, 2013, “China’s Recent Monetary Moves”, China has placed a few more pieces on the Go board that indicate they have a unique strategy that eludes the west. In that installment, I pointed out that China is taking advantage of the United States’ vulnerability.  They have, for a long time, propped up the US dollar, compensating for the weight we’ve been putting on it with our “Quantitative Easing”.  By propping up our dollar, they’ve benefited by making their product … [Read More...]

riots

Riots Du Jour!

February 20,2014 By: Kevin Kerr, Managing Editor and Trader for CommodityConfidential.com Can the American Implosion Be Far Off? Chaos in Caracas, the UN fiddling while Ukraine burns, political uncertainty in Italy, the list of unrest in various nations is long, and getting longer.  How long will it be before we see struggling, angry Americans picking up their pitchforks and torches and heading to the streets, only time will tell.  I think we are getting closer every day. Here in the good old USSA the boiling frog syndrome is alive and w … [Read More...]

Italy 20% Economic Crisis

Italy Steals 20% of All Incoming Bank Wires – Opportunity?

February 19, 2014 By: Bobby Casey, Managing Director You may have read Kelly's recent article, “Money Grabbin'” talking about how Italy is now imposing a 20% withholding tax on ALL incoming wires. If you haven't read that article, click the link above and read it. This really happened. Not only did it happen this week, they made it retroactive for all wires from February 1st. Now imagine you are an Italian businessman with clients from all over the world. You do about 1,000,000eur per year in revenue with about 80% of that coming from ou … [Read More...]