A Merger Robs Our Freedom


Here’s a merger that can rob our freedom.

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For many centuries, those who controlled transportation ruled the world.  Britain reigned supreme as it controlled transportation of the seas.  Then robber barons used steam and steel to change everything.   Many of the railroad based  industrialists (Vanderbilts, Mellon, Carnegie and Rockefeller, Astor, Morgan) are still household names.

Autopia came next.  The idea of uni modalism derived around the internal combustion engine allowed roads to overwhelm rails.  Freeways and airlines doomed the railway as a public transportation.

Gradually dominance has passed from those who controlled transportation to those who control information.  This is why AT&T – Time Warner merger creates so much freedom risk.

The Justice Department has been deeply investigating this deal to determine if this violates competition laws but after eight months of investigation there is still very much unknown.  The merger is expected to be approved because AT&T and Time Warner don’t directly compete. But there is a deeper more sinister problem that makes this merger trickier from an antitrust perspective and more dangerous to you and me.

AT&T has such a large control over media with its wireless and DirecTV satellite service that they could gain illegal control over media companies and other cable and satellite firms.

Even worse for your freedom and mine, the most dangerous aspect of this merger has not even being reviewed.

However, the Justice Department may not make the final decision because there is a political wildcard that may be played. Members of the White House have looked at ways to use merger pressure to gain leverage over Time Warner’s news network, CNN.

Is this possible we must ask that the government would use politics in this way?

All we have look at for an answer is the 1998 Banana Wars.  The US started a trade war in a quarrel with the EU over bananas. The US complained that they gave banana producers from former colonies in the Caribbean special access to European markets which broke free trade rules.  This did not make a lot of sense since only seven per cent of Europe’s bananas come from the Caribbean.  Large US multinationals controlled the Latin American banana crop that held three-quarters of the EU market.

Despite this, the US started a trade war by imposing a retaliatory range of 100 per cent import duties on over $500 million of European products, encompassing everything from Scottish cashmere to French cheese. This helped out the giant US multinationals who controlled bananas in Latin American, where production was cheaper because they are grown on large-scale, mechanized plantations.

Why would the US government react in this way?

This was during the impeachment process of President Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair.  The White House administration wanted the giant multinationals to put pressure on their congressmen to vote against impeachment.

So, we ask, what’s the big deal if the AT&T merger goes ahead? 

The big deal has nothing to do with the issues being reviewed, it has to do with AT&T’s control and connections to companies that specialize in Social Network gaming.

With the AT&T merger, this company will increase its control over a large part of the TV, internet and cell phone industry.   This allows AT&T to collect huge amounts of integrated information about each of us. They, under the current legislation can use (and even sell) that data.  This information can direct what types of news we see.

Our personal information harvested by AT&T can be used so they control what we see on the internet.  Developments in social network gaming, controlled by AT&T can make their news addictive and even influence how we react to and use their news.

The gaming industry has become so expert at making games “sticky” that it is taking over the lives of many people.

The makers of computer games and social network games aim to create “clinical impulse control disorder,” an addiction much like compulsive gambling.  Game designers specialize in understanding the basic ways people react to different patterns of rewards. They experiment with different regimens of reward and test results.

An entire new area of psychology has been formed that influences the addiction factor of game designs. Social network games are especially more addictive because they use glory and shame to make to enhance the addictive qualities of the game.

Playing a stand-alone computer game can provide challenge, release, escape, frustration, and satisfaction.  They cannot provide glory or shame. Glory and shame can only take place within a social group. Glory and shame requires that other people be present.

One game designer wrote: “Having large numbers of simultaneous players in an environment that records and preserves player records and actions diminishes anonymity and builds relationships among players, but it also creates the emotionally charged possibility of glory and shame in a game world.”

The designers use tactics such as maximizing.

For example, game designers have learned this:  A contingency with an element of randomness will maintain the player’s interest longer and be more attractive. For example, subjects will generally prefer a 30 second variable interval schedule (rewards being delivered randomly between zero and sixty seconds apart) to a 30 second fixed interval schedule (rewards being delivered exactly 30 seconds apart), even though both provide the same overall rate of reward.

There are other, subtler tactics game designers have discovered such as rate of reward return and item-collecting, to name just two.

Game designers continually look for ways to get inside our heads and make us want to stay at their site and click on what they want us to see.  They want to direct us toward their agendas, and inhibit our free range of thinking so we’ll look for information that’s of value to us, not them.

The risk to our freedom comes from gamification. Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game situations.  Gamification can be sued in beneficial ways.  It is is used to improve user engagement.  Gamification is used to motivate employees, create healthy competition, generate buzz encourage customer loyalty and improve learning.

The quandary is over who gets to decide what improvement means.

The AT&T – Time Warner merger increases this company’s ability to monitor our internet, TV and phone service.  AT&T has not only developed and acquired a vast stranglehold over America’s flow of information, they have developed social gaming contacts, tactics and expertise. This improves their ability to control the direction and content of information we receive and pass on to others.

This could allow AT&T to become the Robber Barons of the Information Age.  This fact and the description that has applied to robber barons of every era should give us a pause for thought.

“Business leaders, on the whole, a set of avaricious rascals who habitually cheat and rob investors and consumers, corrupt government, fight ruthlessly among themselves, and in general carry on predatory activities comparable to those of the robber barons of medieval Europe.”

Learn how How 2+2 = Disaster for our freedom.  The loss of freedom and so much more is at risk from two mergers (AT&T-Time Warner and Bayer- Monsanto). The power of collusion from these two mergers provides control over data transmission and access to the personal information we send and receive.  This control and the psychology of gaming can disrupt our freedoms of knowing about and obtaining chemicals, medicine and food.

Gary

Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere

While the world was distracted by the American politics, a more important power struggle is taking place.   If that struggle is lost what’s left of our privacy, the safety of our food supply, the control over our health, the safety of our money and even the sanctity of our opinions and thoughts could be lost.

Almost half of America’s voters rejected the postwar global economic order. This could leave a cloud of uncertainty over the U.S. and world economies, that create market risks at any time.  Yet the bigger danger continues to grow.   This struggle is taking place, right now.   You are reading about a tiny part of this conflict daily in the news.  Part of the danger is that most of the clash is hidden from view.  The public does not see underneath the visible spin nor do they understand the truly horrible consequences that losing this struggle brings.

The great risk comes because there is an association forming that could not only impact health care, nutrition and the environment, but can control what you read on the internet, see over cell phones, watch on TV and what trends in social media.  In short everything you write or say could be used  to control what you hear and read.

The warning shot, that could be seen, was the merger between Bayer and Monsanto.  This union is horrible enough, yet is only the tip of the iceberg as there are seven companies involved in a more sinister plot.

The momentum of this dangerous alliance has picked up much faster than anticipated.   I began researching and preparing a report “Learn Anywhere, Earn Everywhere” last month when the Bayer-Monsanto merger was the big deal.   Bayer and Monsanto are two of the seven firms involved in this almost invisible take-over of our food and medical services as well as the internet, cell phones and TV.  I started researching when I found the depth of the Bayer-Monsanto merger.  I was truly concerned and shocked because my research discovered that the consolidation of Bayer and Monsanto is not the biggest merger nor the most dangerous by far.

I miscalculated how much time we have.  I went to work on the report right away, taking my time to delve deeply, but even before I have finished the report, events have begun to heat up.  The pace of this hidden unification has increased.  Now another merger is taking place, far more destructive and the alliance has an incredible lobby program working to make sure that the deal goes through.

A triad of three huge concerns and four smaller ones with hundreds of billions of dollars have built one of the most formidable lobbying operations in Washington.  Nearly 100 registered lobbyists are already on retainer and they include former members of Congress.   One company in this heptagon is also the largest donor to federal lawmakers.  The donations we know of equal more than $11 million to 374 of the House’s 435 members and 85 of the Senate’s 100 members in this election cycle.

This deadly seven point affiliation is likely to snake into almost every part of our livelihood.  One part of the cartel will increase our dependence on modified food that can purposely increase our needs for pharmaceuticals manufactured and sold at outrageous prices by another arm of the group.  The organizations will know more about us than any other group in existence.  They will (in fact they already are) act as spies for the government.  This amalgamation will control what ads we see, the products we buy, listen into our phone calls and even monitor and influence what we see on TV.

Sadly most of the public will not even know that this fusion has taken place.  Life will appear to go on as normal.  They won’t even see the change as what’s left of their good life which could be drained away by corporate malfeasance.

This is why I am rushing a report to you so you can be one of the few who avoid the ruin of this alliance and even gain rather than lose what’s left.  The report contains seven steps we can take to gain benefits and protection from this cartel.

Here is some background.  At the beginning of the 20th century, Carl Duisberg, the head of Bayer, created a profit sharing cartel from three firms BASF, Bayer and Agfa, called the Dreibund (Triple Alliance) or little IG.

This German chemical association dominated commerce everywhere under the name of IG Farben, the largest company in Europe, the 4th largest anywhere and the largest chemical company in the world.

Because “Power Corrupts” this company morphed into something truly evil before and during the Second World War.

After WWII IG Farben was considered so morally corrupt it could not be allowed to continue to exist and was split into its original constituent companies.  Today Agfa, BASF, Sanofi and Bayer remain.

This is where facts become truly scary.  Some of these very same companies have merged with other mega concerns to create a new American Dreibund (a Triple Alliance dominating the USA).   This new cartel has such power it can take control of your food, your medicine and even influence if not control what you read and the information you access for health and wealth.  Even worse, they can monitor everything you do and give it to others in government and business as well.

From a political point of view we cannot do much about this alliance.   The cartel has hundreds of billions and hundreds of lobbyists.  They are making their big move right now, to take advantage of the election distraction.  They know that right after the election politicians are willing to accept bad news because it will be forgotten in four years.  In addition their greatest enemy in the government has only a couple of months left as the head of the Federal agency that will fight this cartel.

Only a few people will know how to take advantage of the inadvertent advantages we can gain from the results of this alliance.

The sooner we act, the greater the benefits.   This is why I want to rush my newest report “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere” to you.  This report shares how to protect what you have from this coalition that is taking over mainstream media, our food supply as well as our medical history, health care and communications.

Fortunately a loophole can set you free.  You can protect what you have and actually improve your situation, a lot.  Merri and I have already jumped though the loophole and want to share why and how you should too.

How to Gain Extra Freedom – While Almost Everyone Loses Theirs.  Become a Pruppie!

May I coin a new word, Pruppie?

We all know about preppers.  They believe that the world, as we know it, is about to end.  And we also know about Uppies, upward professionals as in Yuppies, young upward professionals.  Uppies expect their world to get better.

The reality is that our worlds have changed and for most of us, there is still great opportunity for a better lifestyle, yet the preppies could be right.

I invite you to join Merri and me as Pruppies, those who expect the world to get better and live and earn based on that expectation but enjoy a progressive lifestyle of freedom that also happens to prepare us for bad times as well as good.

Just in case… the world goes sideways… we will still survive and prosper anyway.  We do not give up anything much.  We can enjoy the good parts of the new economy, as we protect ourselves from what can be bad.

For example in this report, you’ll see how to make your dining room table bring you more control, more time, more income and more freedom.  After all, what can be more accessible than a dining room table?

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You’ll even learn how to turn dining room tables into income and tax deductions as we have with these dining room tables we build out of local wood.

Let me be clear.  I expect that the world will get better, at least for the few who adapt and avoid the dangers the American Dreibund has planned for the public.  The wealth of the world, albeit with inequality, has continued to grow.  There is an incredible new economy that’s opening for those who know what to do.  There are great new opportunities and many of them offer enormous income potential but also works well in disaster scenarios.

Let me provide one simple, concrete example.  Ginseng.  This is a great health root.  The demand is growing especially in China.  At times good dried Ginseng sells for $1,000 a pound!  This is an incredible and easy crop to grow.   The less care you give it, the more valuable it can become.  Yet if everything goes south, the health qualities will be good to have and make it an excellent barter item.  Once you know what to do with ginseng, it’s easy to grow in your back year.

Even better one of the best kept secrets is that ginseng and 125 other medicinal crops that are currently unsustainable but can be grown on land  that is extraordinarily cheap.

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Ginseng growing in our back yard.  I know about growing ginseng through experience and explain why and how in the report.

There are are specific places that reduce your living expenses, easily increase your income, make you smarter, healthier and provide tax benefits as well. 

Learn about these specific places.  More important learn what makes these places special and seven freedom producing steps that you can use to find other similar spots of opportunity.

Here are some of the experiences this report shares:

The report includes a tax and career plan broken into four age groups, before you finish school, from age 25 to 50 – age 50-to 65 and what to do when you reach the age where tradition wants you to re-tire.  (Another clue-you do not need to retire and probably should not).

The report is very specific because it is about what Merri and I, our children and even my sister and thousands of our readers have done and are doing.

Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere focuses on a system that takes advantage of living in Smalltown USA, but earning globally.

  • Learn about the magic of the north facing slope.   This is where Merri and I live almost half of our time.  North facing mountain land is some of the least expensive in the world but has hidden values that the report reveals.  There is a lot of this land and a lot of hidden value that you can tap.   When we bought our Blue Ridge farm (252 acres) I mentioned this to my Swiss banking friend.  “That’s bigger than the entire village where I live!” was his response.  Smalltown USA offers a last chance at having a lot of space.  By living in two Smalltown places there are enormous tax advantages as well.  One step in the system saves Merri and me over $28,345 in taxes a year.

The report shows how to buy cheap north facing slopes and create an income producing tiny home for $29,000 or less.

If you lack the $29,000 to invest, a start up using tents is even less.  These are tipis we put up at our farm before we built our first tiny home.  Learn how they can create tens of thousands of dollars in income for you.

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  • See ways that small businesses like Tipi rentals can create BIG tax savings as well as extra income.  For more than 30 years Merri and I have enjoyed a strong six figure income, some years more, in the millions.  Yet there have been very few years when we had to pay federal income tax.  The report lays out a three structure program and how it is used when you are in school (up to age 30), then from 25 to 50, 50 to 70  and beyond 70.   Learn why Chapter C corporations and pensions can be better than the normally recommended Chapter S.  See how new mileage log rules gives you a possible opportunity to increase your tax deductions using IRS Form 4562.  Using a two-vehicle strategy you can gain $12,976 in new deductions even if you do not have to drive one mile further or spend one additional penny on your car.
  • See how a greenhouse can help you eat better and be healthier, plus provide income and a tax deduction and be funded by a government grant.

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Our North Carolina greenhouse.

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Our Florida greenhouse.

  • There are similar benefits from having a second home office defined in IRS publication 463 and IRS publication 587, even if your desk is a dining room table.  The report also shows how your dining room table can become an actual income producer as its creates a huge tax deduction at the same time, not to mention a great place to eat, work and lay out plans for a brighter, safer more lucrative and enjoyable future.
  • Living in this environment is also healthier, economically as well as physically.  You’ll see in the report how researchers at Harvard found an amazing correlation between living in conditions found on north facing slopes, longevity and mental health.  The researchers were quite surprised by this strong correlation that also extended into mental health.  In addition to feeling better, reducing stress and having more Joie de Vivre the places outlined in “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere” can help you avoid hospitals, high cost disease management (aka health care) and BIG pharma while providing an investment opportunity in three plants that have some of the fastest growing demand in natural health care.  These three plants are just one of seven business opportunities that can create multiple streams of income.
  • How changes in cell phone and internet technology eliminated the need to be in one place.   An old law that creates new opportunity for small business in small towns is available to everyone.
  • Use the specific search and purchase guide.  Construction plans are included that show how to generate first tier income that leads to five, second tier avenues of earnings.
  • How to pay off old debt and avoid new debt by avoiding spurts and embracing value. 
  • Learn seven skills that will always have value.  See how to turn First Aid, medicinal plants, hospitality, food, trees, alternate energy and writing to sell into everlasting, low stress wealth.

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This pond at our farm is a pleasure but also helps create a safe, healthy food supply and creates a tax deduction as well.

My Guarantee

This may be the most important report I have written in 50 years.  The information is certainly the most urgent.  Do not delay.  The risks are upon us right now and you’ll understand how the final steps of the alliance are taking place as you read the current news.

To take any risk out of gaining this urgent information with my full satisfaction or money back guarantee.  If you are not totally happy, simply let me know.  I guarantee you can ask for a full refund any time within 60 days and I’ll refund your payment in full, no questions asked.

You can keep the reports as my thanks for ordering it.

Order the “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere Report”  $39.99. Click here.

Gary


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