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Motorcyclist dies in crash. Must be COVID.

Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice.

Art museum curator cancelled for not abandoning “white male artists”

Gary Garrels was the Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

After giving a presentation on the importance of diversity in[...] Click here to continue reading

Leaving tire marks on the road is now a hate crime

Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice.

Jail time in Colorado town for not wearing a mask

Englewood, Colorado, a major suburb of Denver, has made it a crime to leave your home without wearing a mask.

And ‘crime’ means crime. They’re not talking about[...] Click here to continue reading

Basic arithmetic is now too offensive for the ‘cancel culture’

Are you ready for this week’s absurdity? Here’s our Friday roll-up of the most ridiculous stories from around the world that are threats to your liberty, risks to your prosperity… and on occasion, inspiring poetic justice.

2 + 2 = imperialism

Making its rounds on Twitter is a Tweet stating: “Nope the idea of 2 + 2 equalling 4 is cultural, and because of western imperialism/colonization, we think of it as the only way of[...] Click here to continue reading

Tanzania: Come for the nature, stay for the stock market

[Editor’s Note: Today’s Note from the Field comes from Sovereign Man Team Member Joe Jarvis who recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.]

For some people it starts with loss of appetite. Others get a headache and nausea.

Pole, pole is the motto, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro-- slowly, slowly. At an altitude of 5,895 meters (19,340 feet), you can definitely feel the lack of oxygen on Africa’s highest mountain.

And while the tourists huff[...] Click here to continue reading

Three strikes against Social Security’s already dismal batting average

[Editor's note: While Simon is traveling today, other members of the Sovereign Man team penned today's missive.]

This doesn’t make front page news… But it should.

Every year, cost of living adjustments increase Social Security benefits.

Over the past decade, payouts have increased by an average of 1.66% per year, according to the Social Security Administration (SSA).

But for 2019, the increase will be 2.8% to keep pace with inflation.

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A fantastic Plan B solution for your future children

[Editor’s note: While Simon is traveling today, other members of the Sovereign Man team penned today’s missive.]

In February 2013, a 500+ foot yacht docked on the west side of Manhattan.

The boat, named Eclipse, belonged to the Russian oligarch, Roman Abramovich – one of the richest men in the world. And the media went wild speculating why Abramovich had parked his mega-yacht in the US for more than a month.

On[...] Click here to continue reading

The accounting scam that is hiding billions of losses in the US banking system

Sovereign Valley Farm, Chile
September 24, 2015

There’s not a doubt in my mind that one of the greatest scams in the world is modern banking.

When you think about it, every element of the system is stacked against us.

By making a deposit we are loaning our hard-earned savings to a bank, for which they pay us a whopping 0.1% interest.

In some parts of the world now they even[...] Click here to continue reading

Somebody show this chart to Jim Cramer

Cancun, Mexico
April 23, 2015

The next time some financial pundit tells you to buy stocks, show them this chart.

It’s an incredibly interesting take on not only how expensive stocks are right now, but also how the monetary system has left the average guy behind.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, when priced in the average blue-collar hourly wage (based on the US Labor Department’s historical data) is now, you guessed it,[...] Click here to continue reading

How to get a retirement visa in the Philippines if you’re over 35

If you’re over 35, a refundable bank deposit of just $20,000 – or, in some cases even less – buys you residency in the Philippines.

If you’re over 50 and have a pension income of at least $800 a month, a bank deposit of as little as $10,000 will suffice.

Even “ailing retirees,” those who have a non-contagious, pre-existing medical condition, which means they need close medical supervision and extra care, are catered for on[...] Click here to continue reading

The easiest place in the world to establish second residency

December 30, 2013
Santiago, Chile

Recently, we’ve discussed several different economic citizenship programs around the world. And while these programs are not for everyone due to their higher costs, they have all surfaced at the same time, and I would be derelict in my duties to not to inform you about these options.

Bottom line—it’s all good news. The supply of potential second citizenships is increasing. And I’m certain it’s going to continue[...] Click here to continue reading

How to open a bank account in Australia over the phone

These days it’s very difficult to find a bank that will open accounts for non-resident foreigners, and even do so remotely.

If you cannot show up in person to open an account, it is sometimes still possible to do so through an intermediary who knows exactly who to contact, in which part of the bank.

That’s why we devote so much time to cultivating the right contacts around the world[...] Click here to continue reading

An interesting loophole for Chilean residency

I’ve been in Chile now again for the past few weeks, and I’m really glad to be back. There’s lots of exciting stuff going on here, but today I want to tell you about a new way of obtaining residency in Chile that I’ve recently discovered.

This is hot off the presses as I’ve just come back from a meeting with one of my attorneys, and I’m really intrigued by this, simply because of[...] Click here to continue reading

Gold and Banking in Hong Kong

We’ve reported several times before that Hong Kong is one of the cheapest places in the world to buy gold. But the bottom line is that it’s getting a bit more difficult to do so.

At ................... Bank, for example,they will now only sell a maximum of HK$120,000 (about US$15,400) worth ofgold coins to non-account holders. This is less than 12 ounces of gold.

Now, if you open an account at ................... Bank, no limit applies. And, the good news is that[...] Click here to continue reading

If you have a foreign bank account, you need to know this

Here’s something that almost nobody knows about. And it’s an important topic.

If you’re a US taxpayer, you know that the Foreign Bank Account Report or FBAR is one of the numerous forms from a stack of compliance documents that the US government demands.

We’ve talked at length about it previously, not least in the June issue of SMC where we went through the form step by step. But now, filing of an[...] Click here to continue reading

President Obama caught lying on video… 36 times… no joke

Obamacare aside, rest assured there will be more broken promises and lies from Barack Obama as well as future Presidents, so act accordingly. Because next time it might not be your health care plan but instead your life savings that are affected. For now though, watch this video to see the true character of politics:

Share this if you're sick of politics

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Obama’s Drone War Kills 178 Children with “Surgical” Precision

As a follow up to our Facebook post earlier today (, we want to share a video with you on Obama's Drone War in Pakistan and Yemen. Having denied the existence of its drone program for years, the United States government finally acknowledges it exists, but maintains that these weapons are extremely precise. According to the current administration, drone strikes did not result in a single civilian casualty in 2012; this video shows[...] Click here to continue reading

Why every free man’s arsenal should also include a good shovel

Growing your own food and potentially even owning a stake in feeding the world (or your neighborhood) is, as Simon wrote about here, possibly the smartest investment of the decade in a time of increasing demand, declining agricultural yields, and destructive political policies and subsidies worldwide.

Plus as you will hear in the below video this act of planting a garden might be one of the most subversive things you can do[...] Click here to continue reading

Is this guy crazy or a genius for literally building his freedom this way?

More and more people are breaking free from the "debtors' prison" of having a massive mortgage and hefty bills every month, and do you know what these people say? Freedom feels good! Like many of the strategies we discuss at Sovereign Man for breaking free, this example from Jay Shafer is yet another proof that you don't have to be rich to reclaim your sovereignty.

Share this video if you like the idea!

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Why Obama and Putin are not the most powerful men in the world

Forbes recently released a list of the world's 10 most powerful people, but let's get this straight: The fiat "money" that is conjured out of thin air by central banks and regular banks (through fractional reserve banking) controls the economy that controls politics (and everything else).

With this knowledge in mind, does the list below seem right to you? Who on this list is really the biggest threat to your future prosperity?

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US taxpayers beware: when this number reaches +50% you better be prepared (it’s at 47% now)

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano manages to pack a lot of hard facts and truth about the destructiveness of the national debt into these 203 seconds, including whose door the IRS will knock on when the time comes to pay it back...(I think you already know the answer to that question)

If you'd like to give your friends and loved ones a heads up about the "apocalyptic" state of America then please share[...]

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Keynes said not one in a million can see through the biggest scam in history…can you?

After you've watched this video you'll know how you are being robbed every day by a monetary system that is evil at its core.

Your friends are also being robbed every day, so be a friend and share this video with them below!

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17 reasons for why a “chainsaw massacre” is badly needed in Washington, D.C.

Sorry, make that 17 TRILLION reasons. Listen below to Singapore-based billionaire Jim Rogers as he talks about the dangerous habit of kicking the can down the road with the national debt, the future of the US dollar, and how to really cut spending(you'd have to massacre it).

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Warning: What this dead comedian said about the “American Dream” might make you upset

American Dream Scam

There's a reason for why education sucks and why it's never going to be fixed, and that's not the only hard hitting truths that George Carlin shares in this video. If what he says resonates with you then share it with your friends!

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The greatest trick the devil ever pulled

September 24, 2012
London, England

Never try to teach a pig to sing, advised Robert Heinlein. It wastes your time and it annoys the pig. Similarly, never try to convince a central banker that his policies are destructive.

After five years of enduring crisis, market prices are no longer determined by the considered assessment of independent investors
acting rationally (if indeed they ever were), but simply by expectations of further monetary stimulus. So far, those expectations have not[...] Click here to continue reading

12 things the ultra-productive do with their mornings

Relatively speaking, night owls are a fairly new concept because before advent of the light bulb, nighttime productivity was nearly impossible. Many people today either categorize themselves as early birds or night owls but in a recent study, researchers discovered the powerful advantages of being early to rise. US News reports on how early birds tend to be happier than night owls and the 12 things most ultra-productive people do with their mornings:
A recent study published in an[...] Click here to continue reading

Economist won £250,000 for THIS proposal to exit the Eurozone

As the sovereign debt crisis in Europe continues without any clear sign of recovery, the fear of a Eurozone breakup is on everyones mind. People fear that if any country were to leave the Euro, further economic chaos would ensue. Economist Roger Bootle however, believes that despite a short term depression, a breakup would provide significant long term growth opportunities. RT News reveals their interview with Bootle and how he won the £250,000 Wolfson Prize for his[...] Click here to continue reading

Even the Canadian government is violating their citizens’ rights

The surpression of human rights is not a new concept and is taking place at an increasing rate worldwide. When people think about oppressive governments, Canada is definitely not the first that comes to mind. Recent student protests however, have lead the Canadian government to take a more tyrannical approach to maintaining order. CBC News reports on Canada's Bill 78 and its explicit violation of citizens' freedom of speech and right to protest:

Quebec's special law, Bill[...] Click here to continue reading

Police arrest Olympic spectator for ‘not smiling’

As the world shifts toward an ever growing police state, law enforcers are looking for almost any excuse to arrest someone. Just like our warfare, police are preemptively detaining citizens who look even remotely suspicious. The latest example of this occurred during the London Olympics where a man was taken to the police station because he was simply 'not smiling'.  The Guardian reports on the ridiculous reasoning behind this man's arrest:
A man with Parkinson's disease who was arrested during[...] Click here to continue reading

China is building a rare-earth monopoly

Rare-earth minerals are in increasing demand as their need continues to grow in hardware manufacturing. In order to capitalize on the demand, China has been striking deals with big REM suppliers like Mongolia, North Korea and several African countries. Now that China has secured a foothold on most major producers of rare-earth minerals, it appears they are aiming to drive up the commodity prices by reducing the global supply. CNN reports on China's attempt to form a[...] Click here to continue reading

France is about to experience a mass exodus of wealthy elite

European countries are currently looking for any opportunity to increase government revenues in order to alleviate the growing sovereign debt crises. The French government is going so far as to increase the top tier tax percentage to a ridiculous 75%. This has caused quite a stir among the French elite and many are contemplating their options to even evacuate the country. The New York Times reports on the country's rising taxes and a candid interview from a French tax advisor:
“We’re getting[...] Click here to continue reading

Entrepreneurial opportunities leave Afghanistan along with the expats

Afghanistan has certainly had a history of ups and downs. From being occupied by the USSR to being occupied by the United States, over the past three decades the Afghan citizens have had their fair share of foreigners. However, as US expats currently leave the country, they take with them a significant demand for products and services. Reuters reports on how this migration of foreigners is affecting the Afghan economy:
Like many other entrepreneurs in an Afghanistan bracing for[...] Click here to continue reading

How to make sure your Gmail account is completely secure

Password theft is one of the most common cyber-security threats in our current digital age. Both Yahoo! and LinkedIn have experienced mass security breaches recently which led to hundreds of thousands of user accounts being compromised. Google however has a convenient security feature that you can enable on your account to ensure that if thieves obtain your password, they still can't access your sensitive information. Bussiness Insider provides a handy tutorial showing users how to enable[...] Click here to continue reading

New report says Obama and Holder are prime examples of cronyism

President Obama
Cronyism is not a new concept in Washington, DC. Mark Twain famously wrote about it in his novel, The Gilded Age, which parodied the the contrast between the massive wealth being made post-Civil War and the severe political corruption that helped fuel it. Today we still have much cronyism within our political system and a recent report from the Government Accountability Institute makes it even more apparent. The Daily Caller reveals:
A new report from the conservative Government Accountability Institute[...] Click here to continue reading

‘North Korea is sitting on the goldmine’

North Korea has had a long history of isolationism and financial struggles. The recent rise in food prices had caused large shortages in the country, however, many people have noticed a surprising increase in North Korea's capital. What most people don't realize is that the country is actually extremely rich in natural resources, especially rare earth metals. The Asia Times reports on the potential economic rise of North Korea:
...North Korea is sitting on the goldmine.[...] Click here to continue reading

India seeks tax reform to boost economic growth

Tax codes can be one of the most confusing areas of financial study, which is a big reason why CPAs get paid so well. However, when governments simplify their tax policies, it allows people to start and grow small business more rapidly. This is exactly why India's new finance minister is working to add much needed clarity to their tax codes. BBC News reports on the recent change in policy:
India's new finance minister, Palaniappan Chidambaram, has pledged[...] Click here to continue reading