live in a world where privacy and individuality are under attack.
The right to privacy is more than an abstract necessity, it is also a psychological
necessity. If we do not have the right to privacy, we do not own the rights
to our own lives. Individuality entails making value judgments independent
of political, religious or social dogmas. In making value judgments
we make choices. In today's world, if the choices we make differ
from the status quo then we come under pressure to 'toe the line'. There
is no line to toe. We live in an intellectual vacuum, where short of the
logical choices we make in our own behalf, there are no other values. Our
Magazine & Websites stress privacy and living our life by our own standards,
protecting what is ours from those who have not earned it. - In today’s
technological world, millions of individuals are subject to privacy threats.
Companies are hired not only to watch what you visit online, but to infiltrate
the information and send advertising based on your browsing history. People
set up accounts for Facebook; enter bank and credit card information to
various websites. Those concerned about Internet privacy often cite a number
of privacy risks — events that can compromise privacy — which may be encountered
through Internet use.These methods of compromise can range from the gathering
of statistics on users, to more malicious acts such as the spreading of
spyware and various forms of bugs (software errors) exploitation.
Privacy - A lot of people think that they should be able to get free privacy
on the Internet. In this article I’ll tell you, step by step, how to do
it This is an
odd thing for me to do, since I sell Internet privacy, but I want you to
be protected one way or another. My service couldn’t handle every reader
of this column anyway; we keep our system small enough to manage. I’ll
start with a short, important thought: If you do anything offshore, you
must protect your Internet communications. We all more or less know this,
but some of us are still waiting for hackers to jump in and solve the Internet’s
problems. I know a lot of those folks and please believe me, that isn’t
going to happen. And it’s long past time for it to happen anyway. Other
people aren’t going to give you a free lunch. It would be ridiculous to
assume such things in your business, and it’s foolish to assume it here
Doings on the Internet There are always strange things happening on the
Internet, of course, but I want to make you aware of a few in particular.
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You Do on the Internet is Offshore… Unless You Make it Offshore
- For several years, we at Cryptohippie published an Electronic Police
State Report. We cobbled it together as best we could because we thought
it was important. The first year, some significant web sites paid some
attention to it and it even spawned a cool Wikipedia
page, but after the first group, no one
else really wanted to know. Most people preferred to remain in denial as
long as they could; facing an ugly truth required too much of them. We
the report early this year. Even now,
Joe Average is still able to limp along in his denial, but if you have
an interest in anything “offshore,” you simply do not have that luxury.
If you don’t protect your data, you are leaving a gaping hole in your otherwise
highly secure offshore structure. - WHAT RISK? If you have not understood
this before, you must understand it now: The risk of not protecting your
data has nothing to do with you being a bad person or doing bad things.
In fact, I’ve know hundreds of people doing “offshore” things and almost
none of them were doing anything bad or illegal. The risk has nothing to
do with bad, it has to do with vulnerable.
Your Own Geo-Arbitrage Strategy
- The world has gone mad. On a weekly or monthly basis we are being
inundated with stupid legislation drafted by parasitic elected officials.
It feels like we have a weekly ‘shit hits the fan’ scenario at this point.
You can’t help but read about the 6 year old boy or 82 year old grandmother
who was molested at airport security due to random required pat downs.
Or the wrongly convicted man who had is bank account seized and thrown
in jail only to be released months later and embark on an epic battle to
get his money back. Some recent stories follow below: Last year a man carrying
$22,000 in cash in his car was stopped for speeding in Tennessee. The officer
asked to search his vehicle and the man obliged. When the officer found
$22,000 in cash, he immediately seized the cash based on the suspicion
the man was involved in drug trade. Last week an honor student in Texas
was thrown in jail for missing too many classes. You should know she has
a full time and a part time job working to support her and her little sister
after their parents left them. The judge put her in jail for 24 hours and
fined her for missing class and stated, “I just wanted to make an example
of the teen.”
Warning on the Use of Stolen Bank Data
- Criminal activity, including common theft, has always been profitable
– but crucially has also always been frowned upon by governments, until
fairly recently anyway. The more recent trend of stealing confidential
bank information has become a thorn in the side of the private banking
industry, and provided an opportunity that cash hungry governments have
welcomed with open arms – and it is not too difficult to pull it off. A
global hunt for taxes and tax evaders has gathered pace and been high on
the G20 agenda ever since the scale of the 2008 global crisis became apparent,
with the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development)
being the organization at the forefront of a global crackdown on tax evasion.
The OECD advocates the exchange of information between tax authorities
to better equip them to tackle illegal tax evaders but the OECD’s tax standards
call only for cooperation with foreign tax authorities if there is a particular
and justifiable case, despite the fact that many believe automatic exchange
of information to be the only really effective way to end pandemic tax
Signs that the US Government is Making it Harder For You to Become an Expat
- One of the most common reasons for wanting to expatriate from the
United States is the concern about government overreach. Many feel that
the expansion of government in recent years has been chipping away at the
freedom and liberty that the country was founded upon. What with more and
more agencies, regulations, surveillance, and mandates, the right to privacy
and self - determination is steadily shrinking right along with financial
outlooks. So, are you among the increasing number of people who feel that
the only real solution is to get out of the country? Well, using the exact
same tactics that are driving you away, the government appears intent on
preventing you from leaving. Changes that have recently been put in place
as well as proposals for future changes in rules and regulations might
be intended to discourage. But they might also drive your resolve to take
your destiny into your own hands and do whatever it takes to make your
Security – What’s Safe And What’s Not!
- Let me tell you a curious little story. A couple of years ago I
got to know this Russian guy called Oleg. Among other things he is a hacker.
He hacks for living. In fact, our relationship started on a bad foot –
by him hacking into my computer… Discover How To Protect Your Internet
Anonymity, Emails, Privacy And Identity. - USE MULTI-COUNTRY VPNs -
VPN or Virtual Private Networking is basically a system where you connect
to another private computer in another country and then use it to surf
the net anonymously. Imagine one big long network cable connecting your
computer to somewhere offshore. This is the software equivalent of that.
Nobody along the way can tap into it. Not even the NSA. Then, you connect
to the regular internet from offshore.
Global Unrest and Militarized Police, Where Do You Go To Escape?
- These days, living in the United States and having a questioning
mind is becoming more and more hazardous, forcing many of us to consider
our options as to where we might want to spend the next few years. While
no country is perfect, it is the continuous erosion of rights that has
made many Americans look at options available in living abroad, because
the increasing militarization of the police forces has frightening fascist
overtones. There are more Americans afraid of their own government today
than there ever have been… and justifiably so! Meanwhile, all around the
world, people are taking to the streets in protest of their governments.
From Greece to Chile, from the UK to the US, anger and social networking
have brought people out of their living rooms and into the public square
in ever-increasing numbers. On October 15, the worldwide “Occupy” movement
gathered people together for protests large and small in hundreds of cities
throughout the world, with the most massive turnouts occurring in Spain,
Italy, Portugal, and Chile. These protests often end up in violent clashes
with government forces that range from police officers who are trigger-happy
with their pepper spray to militarized riot police wielding an armory of
“non-lethal” weaponry aggressively moving to corral the dissidents and
disperse the crowds. The dramatic images hark back to that time of violence
and civil unrest in the United States that was the 1960’s.
- As a new year is upon us, we can reflect on the past and future
of privacy. As we have consistently maintained, a good look at the past
is an excellent barometer for the future! To say the recent intrusions
into our privacy and civil liberties have been of Titanic proportions would
be an understatement. These losses are likely permanent and never to be
replaced, at least in our lifetime. The fact of the matter is that very
few persons care about their loss of privacy and civil liberties. Privacy
is a bit like your health, you don’t think much about it until it’s gone.
When a recent study shows that most persons would torture another person
if ordered to, for the sake of fighting terrorism, it’s apparent that the
loss of one’s privacy and their civil liberties are of little concern to
the vast majority. According to a study by researchers at Santa Clara University
in California most would torture another person if ordered to. The experiment
partially explains why prisoners have been abused at the hands of American
troops at the U.S. run Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. 70 per cent of volunteers
after being encouraged by authority to administer electric shocks did so
even when an actor working in the study expressed being in pain.
the New Internet Privacy Threat
- thoughts not approved by the Prowlers That Be and that something
is to be done about it. It’s no wonder they are concerned: Thoughts can
quickly turn into beliefs, and when you put enough sound ones together,
consider them for a while and let it all sink in – you end up with something
dangerous that is inevitably going to spread. Things are now starting to
heat up, because people with all kinds of ideas are beginning to see that
they have been hoodwinked. All this is bad news for the Powers That Used-To-Be.
But am I really being fair to them? Can’t we give them any benefit of the
doubt? Alright then; just for a moment, let’s try and see it purely from
the other person’s point of view. Let’s delve – ever so briefly, if that’s
okay – into the benevolent and paternal minds of officials, politicians,
and elites; they are People too, you know: After all, they have put a lot
of time and effort into moulding and shaping the media, who have helped
us know quite clearly what the correct and responsible thoughts are. As
if that wasn’t enough, they went to the trouble of taking society’s children
at an early age and helped them to know the proper thoughts that they should
think, in school. At great expense, they have paid the properly qualified
Experts handsomely and rewarded compliant corporations richly, when they
helped us to know what to think.
to Own Gold – Asset Protection Planning
- Owning precious metals seems to be the only protection from governments
racing to devalue their currencies to cover their debts. Although this
is likely not a revelation to you, the markets have brought you dozens
of ways to begin acquiring through financial instruments, futures, and
allocated or unallocated physical storage. The revelation comes when you
don’t plan how to best acquire the metals so you don’t get hit with a huge
tax burden later. Awareness of the following methods will help you determine
the best place to turn to buy into physical metals.
Money Offshore By Jay Butler Asset Protection Services Ltd
- The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers all income reportable regardless
of the source or location derived and most assets held offshore are reportable,
however some are not. When looking to preserve your assets it is important
to understand the difference between taxable income and reportable assets.
Here are 3 ways to legally move money offshore without any requirements
to report it to the United States government, the IRS or international
regulatory agency. 1.) Opening an Offshore Bank Account - >
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to Open an Offshore Bank Account in Singapore
- Singapore is “a convenient destination to protect and add value to your
international wealth” according to the website of one of the 205 banks
operating in Singapore today. I couldn’t have put it better myself! Singapore
has developed in recent years into a sophisticated private banking and
wealth management base for Asia. But besides targeting their traditional
but fast growing market of wealthy entrepreneurs in Asia, the best offshore
banks in Singapore today are also developing products and services tailored
for North Americans, Europeans and Australians, including multi currency
accounts. If this sounds like you, read on to find out about some of the
advantages and disadvantages of opening an offshore bank account in Singapore,
and learn how to open an offshore bank account as a non-resident. Is Singapore
the best offshore banking country for the new decade?
Banks In Singapore The Southeast Asian Tax Haven
reports that Singapore is the world’s second largest banking center, behind
Switzerland. Singapore’s worldwide share of the private banking business
is around 6 percent, compared with Switzerland’s 18 percent. Singapore
is “a convenient destination to protect and add value to your international
Mail Drops & Serviced Offices in Singapore
- A serviced office also known as an "executive suite" or 'executive space'
is an office or office building that is fully equipped and managed by a
facility management company, which then rents individual offices or floors
to other companies. A mail drop is a facility that receives mail in your
behalf which it either holds for you, or remails to you at another address.
These services are for attaining pricacy as well as providing a modality
for doing business in various global locations without the need of a full
office. Serviced offices, which are also referred to as managed offices,
business centers, executive suites or executive centers, are often found
in the business districts of large cities around the world. Companies offering
serviced offices are generally able to offer more flexible rental terms,
as opposed to a conventional leased office which may require furnishing,
equipment, and more restrictive leases. Space is normally flexible, allowing
for additional space to be allocated at short notice, should the size of
an individual business change. Serviced office providers often allow tenants
to share reception services, business machines and other resources, providing
reduced costs and access to equipment which may otherwise be unaffordable.
things have ushered us into a world without borders... the end of the cold
war and the advent of the world wide web of global communications &
commerce. Today it doesn't make a great deal of
difference where in the world we are located, we can carry on some types
of commerce from anywhere; from an island in the middle of the Caribbean
to a sheep ranch in the the Australian outback. A game of global musical
chairs has begun, and we are now changing places with people willing to
go to America or the UK to work for a wage we no longer consider attractive,
while we begin to move further afield in search of greener pastures. Many
of us are now looking for what might be called a 'life.' Tomorrow, it will
make a great deal of difference where we live. But certainly not in the
same sense as we now perceive it. Tomorrow we will live where the best
real estate exists, where the least crime and repression exists, where
population pressures have not decimated the environment and where business
is encouraged and not hindered by legislation. We will live there regardless
of that place's global location or its former political posture.
Google Betray You To The IRS? - There
is no secret about it, it is common knowledge; Google is the enemy of privacy. Anyone who doesn't know
that Google is the enemy of freedom is living in a dream world. If
you give them information about you they may give it to the IRS, and you
give them information every time you search Google. We have a magazine
that stresses privacy. Articles About Protecting Your Privacy Appear Monthly
In Our Overseas Lifestyles Magazine - EFAM - Escape From America Magazine,
the Expat Magazine for those who want to move overseas, and those who have.
- It's the international lifestyle magazine that provides real information
on what it takes to live abroad, including articles on International Relocation,
Overseas Retirement, Residency, Privacy, 2nd Passports, Jobs Overseas,
International Real Estate ...
Is A Good Idea
& Destroy: Why You Can't Trust Google Inc
- Search & Destroy author Scott Cleland is the world's leading Google
critic and has testified before Congress three times about the search-engine
behemoth. Cleland takes an in-depth look at where Google is leading us,
explains why we don't want to go there, and proposes straightforward solutions.
- Scott Cleland's new book tells the other side of the Google story. Published
by Telescope Books, Search & Destroy: Why You Can't Trust Google Inc.
is the first book to critically examine Google's business practices,
mission, and unprecedented power over information access and
the digital economy.
Protection Newsletter -
Live & Invest Offshore - Get the real facts from the best; including
Doug Casey, Bobby Casey, Bob Matthews, Global Asset Advisors, Inc., Jeff
Schneider CPA, PassportIRA and more of the best international investment
advisors. Contains informatioin on How and Why to Acquire a Second Passport
Legally, Expat Taxes, Offshore (and Onshore) Investing presented with the
basic premise of protecting your assets.
Securities Broker Private Asset Management Online
- Thales Securities has been on our website for almost a decade and in
that decade we have heard nothing but positive reports about their service.
Founded in 1998 Thales Securities is a leading investment brokerage based
in the Republic of Panama.
Me On Pinterest
- What is Pinterest? Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard. Pinterest lets you
organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People
use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize
their favorite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by
other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and
get inspiration from people who share your interests. To get started, request
- If you are living overseas but plan to return to the USA you MUST pay
your American income tax regardless of where you are earning your income.
On this page are a large number of resources for Expat Taxes plus a Newsletter
on Expat Taxes, articles by attorneys and public accounts. We also have
links to those who will help you with your Expat Taxes. As an expat, it
is possible to defer a great deal of your taxes; so read the articles and
find out how to do things correctly.
Perfect For Expats, It's what makes Escape Dates different
- Create relationships and identify business partners in other countries
- It doesn't matter if you are single or married if you're interested in
growing your international network of friends, now you can travel the world,
and make money searching for the perfect mates with EscapeDates international
singles and social networking community. - Business Networking | Social
Events | Global Business Opportunity
Passports - Economic Citizenship
- If you get a 2nd passport and flee America the US Government can't take
your money as easily as they could if you were still living in the USA.
Therefore the US Goverment is doing everything to keep you from getting
a second passport, closing resources and threatening tax-haven nations
with sanctions. On this page we supply what information we can. You can
get a second passport; it's just harder to get then it was a few years
ago . . . why don't you wait a few more years, then it will be impossible
and you won't have to worry about it. Your fate will be sealed.
Flow Properties Worldwide - The time to buy
real estate and stocks is ideally at the bottom of the market. Tighter
Lending Policies Improve Cash Flow Houses - Can anyone see the forest through
the trees? Does anyone in Washington really understand what drives
the housing industry? Try credit availability. When credit
is available in the way of mortgages, the housing market improves.
It’s that simple. Contrarily, when it’s not available, the market
contracts and prices remain stagnant, and even worse decline.
to Asian Sales and Marketing - Interested in making money in the
Asian Market? I have spent more than 25 years in China trade and
Asian sales and marketing generally, and am based in Kuala Lumpur where
I have been for 7 years now. I've set up a number of American
and European companies out here, and have had great success at doing it,
so I know that what I have to say will be of interest to anyone who has
an interest in entering the Asian market.
and Forex Trading - A small speculator is someone that is willing
to engage in risky business transactions on the chance of generating great
profits but, for whatever reason, has very limited capital to risk. The
small speculator's risk capital is typically between $2500 to $15,000.
Freedom on a Shoestring - Michael Honeth explains in this clear
and focused eBook is simply how anyone with a shoestring budget can, without
any technical knowledge, start earning an automatic income online. More
opportunities than ever abound in the field of internet commerce, and in
order to secure your presence in the market you need the it's about finding
the role that suits you and being aware of some important guidelines and
some necessary precautions. You'll be grateful that you took this valuable
first step to income freedom.
Adventures - Financial Freedom with No Cost or Risk, Using Joint
Ventures - It is written with the intent to shift your thinking, expectations
and beliefs and give you the tools to use to start making money really
fast. Joint Ventures give us the opportunity to move fast to take advantage
of new products, services and developments, without the need for a learning
curve, investment or risk.
Paycheck at a Time - Getting out of debt “one paycheck at a time”
may not sound like a lot of fun, but what is more miserable than the stress
and futility of falling further into debt without any hope of freedom?
Instead, you can use these effective tools to eliminate debt and regain
control of your finances and enjoy your life.
to Dominica - Retire In A Tax Haven - Dominica, the Nature Island
of the Caribbean, is an alluring land of majestic, mist-covered mountains
spilling with waterfalls. It is a place where rainforests with parrots
like flying rainbows and orchids growing wild are part of the natural surroundings.
Natural Tobacco - Learn to cultivate pure, natual Tobacco
and begin producing a cash crop with roots in antiquity. He explains how
to obtain seeds for free to start your crop, how to cultivate, cure and
even flavor it safely and profitably.
Steps for Protection of Your Information Assets - Randall Colville
Power failures, floods, fires, hazardous materials, earthquakes, tornadoes,
disgruntled employees, vandalism, demonstrators, hackers, computer viruses,
worms… Learn how to protect your information assets from these and other
threats, and to ensure that your business can recover if a disaster occurs.
With links to information and a variety of resources, this eBook is a highly
useful reference work as well as a valuable guide to information security.