Greater Mobility – Less Freedom


Do we actually pay to give up our freedom?  

The lyrics to the 1970’s hot “Moon Shadow” points out how the  law of  opposite and equal reactions can influence our lives.

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Listen to Moon Shadow on Youtube here.

“Oh, if I ever lose my hands, Oh, if I won’t have to work no more. … Yes, if I ever lose my eyes, Oh, if I won’t have to cry no more. … Yes, if I ever lose my legs, Oh, if I won’t have to walk no more.”

Surely we don’t want to lose our legs.  But this is kinda what humanity did when it embraced the car.  Maybe we gave up our eyes when we had artificial lighting for the special lights at dawn and dusk.  Maybe we gave up our hands when we allowed the TV instead of arts and crafts to absorb our free time.

In each case, our loss was compensated by enormous gains in productivity.  We increased our control over the dimensions of time and space.  The exchange may have even been a good deal.  The point is, there is a cost  and we should know the price of anything we buy (or buy into) and what to do with the gains and/or the loss.

So what did we give up for the convenience of our electronic world?  What are the costs of the internet, smart phone and smart TV?  Is the price denominated in the currency of privacy and freedom?

Let’s think about this.  Someone could be watching you right now, through your phone or computer.

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This week, WikiLeaks will begin a new series of leaks on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named “Vault 7” (1).  This introduces details relating to the CIA’s global covert hacking program that can turn Apple’s iPhone, Google’s Android and Microsoft’s Windows and even Samsung TVs, which could be turned into covert microphones.

Probably no one is watching, but they could be!  Most certainly your internet or cell phone activity is tracked.  A record remains of every word we speak, write, hear and see.

“So what?”, we ask.

One example why we want privacy came to me from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) this January.  The FDIC, the government agency that is there to protect you and me.  The FDCI explained that one of its employees had loaded data about me and my bank account (and other people) on a computer when some were leaving employment.  This included my name, Social Security number, address, birth date, account numbers and balances.

Here is another reason.  If you are a Boomer as I am, you may have some wonderful memories of Cat Stevens and his great music.   Yet after his conversion to Islam and name change to Jusuf Islam he was one time put on a watch list and refused entry into the US.  Does the fact that you are reading about and I am writing about Cat Stevens put us on some list?  This does not seem very plausible, but the plain and simple fact is, it could.

Not Just Big Brother.  The government is not the only entity we should be concerned about seeing every word we speak, write, hear and see.

A recent Wall Street Journal article, “Congress Moves to Strike Internet Privacy Rules From Obama Era” (2) tells how companies like Verizon, Comcast or AT&T can continue tracking and sharing people’s browsing and app activity without permission.

It seems unlikely that we would be put on any terror related list for watching Cat Stevens, but it is possible, even likely, that we will be led to advertising about music by Cat Stevens or related music or products.  Most certainly our act of pulling up a youtube recording of Cat Stevens will have some impact on what advertising we see.

The new congressional action reduces strong online privacy rules and let’s broadband providers collect data on us and sell even our sensitive information.  Details about our health, finance and families can be collected, collated, used, shared or sold to the highest bidder without our permission.

The article says:  A company like AT&T or Sprint can tell the time people wake up by when they check the clock on their phone, or see where users go to lunch or whom they visit.  By tracking a user’s browsing of medical websites, a carrier can also determine if that person might have an illness.

We are paying these communication companies to  provide us benefits, but there is a hidden cost of privacy loss because they can sell all the information about us they collect.   We never know the price either.

So what have we given up for the substantial gains of convenience and productivity we achieve?   How will this impact our lives?  What impact will this have on our privacy and freedom?  Will we lose control over the information we receive?  These questions are definitely some food for thought.

There are good people and bad, like in every business, who are government employees and who work for companies that now have unfettered access to our private personal information.

What can we do about it?

Most of us are not willing to give up our computers, smart phones, the Internet or smart TVs.  Even modern cameras can track us. They have a GPS, (my Leica V-LUX 30 pocket camera that I carry almost everywhere does) so we even lose privacy over the pictures we take.  I get an Allstate discount for having a device on my car that records when I drove, how fast, how long and how hard I brake.  I like that savings.

If the government wants the data, I don’t know how to avoid this.

There is little we can do to escape the marketing decisions that publications make as to which news will be broadcast to us.  Here are several really simple steps we can take to broaden our information horizons.

First, subscribe to publications (in print or online) where the subscribers (not the information) are in different parts of the world.   As mentioned, I take three editions of the Wall Street Journal.

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Plus, I had a program created (shown above) for my desktop  that gives me one click links to publications where the subscribers are in different places, countries, regions and continents.

Second, when it comes to investing, I rely on mathematically based financial information news to find good value instead of the economic conjecture that is in almost all the news.  I track three sources of financial thinking at ENR Asset Management, Tradestops and Keppler Asset Management to find conclusions about value created by distortions and trends.

Third, subscribe to varied information, that interests you and does not.  For example, I subscribe to blogs about gardening and growing food, water, weather, toys (I have no interest really), stocks, high fashion cloths (again no interest at all), vision, and scientific advances.   I continually shift the mix and open and click through sites I have no interest in and do not read.  This befuddles the algorithms and increases the odds that the information that flows to me will be a little more random… like life.

This brings a delight of unplanned, impromptu, unbidden data flowing to me.  Like the gurgle of a murmuring creak, this erratic stream adds serendipity into the brook of information that expands my thinking and who I am.  Life is a walk along a random path.  Loosening the restrictions on what we learn allows the flukes, the times when we have lucky breaks by stumbling upon the unexpected to fall in place so displays of pure dumb luck can grace our lives.

The marketing geniuses that run the advertising universe online and in print rely on patterns.  They want to fit you into a mold.  When we break the average cast and let the grander designs of nature lead us, we gain freedom and independence of thought and can enjoy the frightful delight of evolution in our world.

Gary

(1) Wikileaks: Vault7

(2) www.nytimes.com: Congress Moves to Strike Internet Privacy Rules From Obama Era

Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere

How to Gain Extra Freedom – While Almost Everyone Loses Theirs.  Profit from post COVID-19 trends.

I invite you to join Merri and me in expecting the world to get better… to live and earn based on that expectation but…  to also prepare for bad times as well as good.

Just in case… the world goes sideways… we will still survive and prosper.

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 my report “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere”,  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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Dining room tables we worked from (and we also sold the tables for a profit).

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 that the changes from the COVID pandemic will bring. 

The wealth of the world, albeit with inequality, will continue to grow.  This collapse of the global economy will bring an incredible new opportunity for those who know what to do.  Thes profit making avenues offer enormous income potential and even work 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 yard.

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 we grew in our back yard.  I know about growing ginseng through experience and explain why and how in the report “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere”.

Loquats are another example of an easy to grow crop that help promote natural health.

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Here I am by one of the many loquat trees at our Florida farm.

Loquats are a great fruit for making jam and such, but the loquat leaf has amazing medicinal qualities.  Its is a registered medicine in China and due to its anti viral and respiratory system enhancing qualities has an especially  growing demand right now.   The images below from Amazon.com show that the leaves sell for about a dollar per leaf!

I have many trees on the farm but started growing loquat seedlings last year.

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Loquat leaf tea has become really important during the pandemic due to its respiratory strengthening qualities.

I have been drinking a lot of home made loquat leaf tea during the pandemic.

The report “Live Anywere-Earn Everywhere” shows specific places that reduce your living expenses, easily increases your income, makes you smarter, healthier and provides tax benefits as well. 

There are specific places where property is especially inexpensive, now because previous owners do not know about the special qualities created by the pandemic.

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 be enhanced by the pandemic but also 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 we created at our farm brought us pleasure but also helped create a safe, healthy food supply, extra income and a tax deduction as well.

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