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Here’s why (and how) the government will ‘borrow’ your retirement savings

Confiscation
According to financial research firm ICI, total retirement assets in the Land of the Free now exceed $23 trillion.

$7.3 trillion of that is held in Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs).

That’s an appetizing figure, especially for a government that just passed $19 trillion in debt and is in pressing need of new funding sources.

Even when you account for all federal assets (like national parks and aircraft carriers), the government’s “net financial[...] Click here to continue reading

Thirteen years ago my life changed forever

Thirteen years ago my life changed forever.

Colin Powell, then US Secretary of State and the most credible person in George W. Bush’s cabinet, made the case for war in Iraq on February 5, 2003.

As a young military intelligence officer at the time, watching from a makeshift army base in Kuwait not far from the Iraq border.

Back then I was a true believer, trusting that the government was a force for[...] Click here to continue reading

I believe we have a moral obligation to starve the beast.

On August 5, 1861, facing rapidly deteriorating economic conditions and a horrible defeat at Bull Run, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Revenue Act of 1861 into law.

It was the first time in US history that the federal government would charge an income tax on its citizens. But Lincoln felt that it was vital to fund what would become one of the most unconscionably costly conflicts in US history.

The original law in[...] Click here to continue reading

Take a look at what they buried in this obscure report [AUDIO]

March 20, 2015
Sovereign Valley Farm, Chile

Imagine going to the bank to withdraw some cash.

Having some cash on hand is always a prudent strategy, and especially today when more and more bank deposits are creeping into negative territory, meaning that you have to pay the banks for the privilege that they gamble with your money.

You tell the teller that you'd like to withdraw $5,000 from your account. She hesitates[...] Click here to continue reading

It’s happening: more US allies join the anti-dollar alliance

March 18, 2015
Santiago, Chile

The United States government just went from “Please, baby, don’t leave me,” to frustrated threats and whining.

After the UK announced it will join new China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as a founding member late last week, Germany, France and Italy decided yesterday to follow Britain’s lead and join as well.

Welcome to the beginning of the end of the US dollar’s domination. It’s happening.

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Here’s how Shakespeare structured his assets to minimize taxes (brilliant!)

March 17, 2015
Santiago, Chile

William Shakespeare was definitely not one for following the rules.

The playwright was famed for the ways in which he bent the English language in unusual ways to create some of the most significant literary works to date.

It was part of his genius, really, in that he didn’t allow himself to be limited by things like syntax rules that others abided by.

And, it seems,[...] Click here to continue reading

How you can move to Puerto Rico and pay almost zero tax [free guide]

March 9, 2015
San Juan, Puerto Rico

[Editor’s note: At the end of the article you’ll find a link to a free report we’ve put together on this important topic.]

It seems almost everywhere you look these days, bankrupt governments are raising taxes.

But no matter where you are, there are always solutions to do something about it.

For example, if you’re an Australian taxpayer, you can move to Norfolk Island[...] Click here to continue reading

The Chinese have put out billboard ads announcing the renminbi as the new world currency

March 4, 2015
Bangkok, Thailand

When I arrived to Bangkok the other day, coming down the motorway from the airport I saw a huge billboard—and it floored me.

The billboard was from the Bank of China. It said: “RMB: New Choice; The World Currency”

Given that the Bank of China is more than 70% owned by the government of the People’s Republic of China, I find this very significant.

It means[...] Click here to continue reading

Steve Jobs held billions of dollars offshore. Was he ‘unpatriotic’ ?

February 24, 2015
Singapore

At the end of September 2011, just days before his passing, the company that Steve Jobs founded had a $25 billion cash hoard. Nearly half of this was stashed overseas.

What’s more, Apple was running billions in profit through multiple Irish subsidiaries, neither of which were taxable by the US government.

Steve Jobs departed this life owning 5.5 million shares of Apple (and another 138 million shares of[...] Click here to continue reading

Teenagers just learned what happens when you start a business in America

February 2, 2015
Sovereign Valley Farm, Chile

When I was a teenager, it was pretty common for young people in my lower-middle class neighborhood to find work.

I was a waiter myself… though probably one of the worst in history, as I may still hold the record at Tippin’s Restaurant and Pie Pantry for the most cups of coffee spilled on patrons.

A lot of other kids would do odd[...] Click here to continue reading

The West summed up in 309 seconds: “nothing makes any coherent sense”

January 5, 2015
Santiago, Chile

In one of the best summations of 2014, and the West in general, English filmmaker Adam Curtis asks some very basic questions of the British economy-- questions that really apply to the entire Western World.

How is it, for example, that UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne can tell his nation that the economy is growing... but at the same time wages are going down?

How[...] Click here to continue reading

Say goodbye to the nation state, this is how the new system will look

December 9, 2014
Santiago, Chile

In the moment after the musicians finished their last song, the silence was broken by the faint tune of someone singing “Mu isamaa on minu arm”.

The singers on stage quickly looked at each other nervously, but seeing strength in each other’s eyes they began to join in.

The year was 1969, and the Soviet leadership that held control over Estonia had banned this patriotic song. Singing[...] Click here to continue reading

Nine of the biggest myths that people believe about the system

November 14, 2014
Santiago, Chile

Years ago, an elderly, frail Japanese martial arts master once boasted a 200-0 record against his opponents.

He claimed to have a unique power that allowed him to inflict serious injury on people without actually laying a finger on them.

Was it Chi? Magic? None of the above. It was a total scam. But that didn’t matter.

You see, the legend of the master’s powers turned[...] Click here to continue reading

WARNING: Avoid this corrupt, third-world country at all costs

United States Corruption Decline
October 31, 2014
Santiago, Chile

John Anderson, an American tourist from San Clemente, California, was driving down a poorly-maintained highway when he saw flashing lights in his rearview mirror.

After a brief exchange with the local police officer, Anderson was shocked when the cop started searching his vehicle.

Anderson had $25,180 in US dollar cash in the car, which by the way was not a crime according to the local laws.

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Here’s a major risk you’re probably taking without even knowing it (and how to stop it)

Impending Risk
October 28, 2014
Region VII, Chile 

The killer lurked outside in the rainstorm, his axe still dripping with the blood of his last victim.

Inside, the sorority girls gossiped about their missing sisters who had mysteriously disappeared the week before.

--Stop me when this sounds familiar... it's the standard plot of hundreds of b-rated horror movies--

Suddenly one of them hears a noise. It's the killer, lying in wait to chop[...] Click here to continue reading

021: All the resources already exist for you to take back your freedom

For every crisis that strikes, the government springs up to "save" us.

Introducing new bureaucratic agencies or an "Ebola Tsar" as Obama has just done, they are constantly adding to the already over-bloated expanse of government today.

But when a real danger happens, they completely fail. Repeatedly.

The reality is, we don’t need the government to save us from anything. All the tools and technology that are necessary for society to function without[...] Click here to continue reading

Russians and Chinese are ditching the dollar as Europeans start using renminbi in their reserves

October 17, 2014
New York, USA

At present, US dollar accounts for roughly 61% of the world's foreign exchange reserves.

It's still a safe bet for most, not because the currency is actually strong, but because so many others are already so reliant on it.

Between those with reserves in and pegs to the US dollar, many countries have given their allegiance, and now have a vested interest in the health of[...] Click here to continue reading

Set your child up for life with a second citizenship: 5 places to have a baby

August 28, 2014
Bangkok, Thailand

For many people, where we are born has a tremendous impact on our lives.

For example, being born in certain countries might mean that we are obliged to serve in the military, or go fight and die in some foreign war.

In others, it might mean that we are required to pay taxes on our worldwide income, even if we don’t even set foot in that country.
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Seven books every sovereign man should read

Being a sovereign man is not just about diversifying and internationalizing your assets across national borders.

It's as much about your mindset and the way you view the world and the events that are happening around you.

Your worldview is heavily dependent on the knowledge and ideas that you are exposed to, but as demonstrated some people don't want to learn, neither from books nor from history.

Take Ben Bernanke for example.
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Uncle Sam admits monitoring you for these 377 words:

Uncle Sam
May 31, 2012
New York City

One of breakout standup routines from the late, great George Carlin was his 1972 monologue "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television." In the presence of polite company, I shall not repeat them... but rest assured, the routine is still hilarious to this day.

I wish I could say the same about the Department of Homeland Security... I wish I could say this is all a big joke... that the[...] Click here to continue reading

Got grandparents? Five places where you can become a citizen

I awoke this morning to an excited email from a longtime friend who wrote,

"Guess who is going to be officially confirmed as a Polish citizen next month? Yours truly! Now, it's just matter of waiting to be assigned the Polish version of a social security number and pick up the physical passport. "

No doubt, if you're part of the lucky bloodline club because your grandparents happen to have been a certain nationality at birth, it's possible that[...] Click here to continue reading

Four Valuable Passports that Anyone Can Obtain

The idea of international diversification is a simple one-- if you live, work, hold investments, own property, structure your business, store gold, etc. in the same country as your citizenship, then you truly have all of your eggs in one very fragile basket.


If just one little thing goes wrong, whether it's a court case, divorce settlement, political instability, government agency 'administrative error', or some noxious bureaucrat who's out to get you, all of those[...] Click here to continue reading

Facts and Myths about Renunciation of US Citizenship

Vilnius, Lithuania
August 18, 2010

I was reading the Financial Times on board a recent flight from Vienna to Vilnius. Right smack dab on the front page was an article about the growing movement of Americans who are renouncing their US citizenship.

As the article goes,

"At the US Embassy in London, there is a waiting list that none of the officials likes to discuss. On the list are Americans hoping to[...] Click here to continue reading