Can they License Freedom or Even God?

Modern life creates many dilemmas.

One dilemma is the illusion of freedom when “They” (city hall and municipalities beyond” exert more and more control over what we do.

Should we have to have a license to work?


In some places you even need a license to talk about God.  That seems wrong to me.

Recently a city police department sent me a notice to remove a tree fill with termites.  But, first I had to get a license to do it… all in a week.

The demand was to remove a tree at a property I did not own.   Nor was I involved in that land in any way.

I was starting to see a Catch 22… a demand to do something quickly by one city department that could be delayed by another city department… on a property I did not own.

I called the police officer involved.  He was away for four days.

Finally I clarified that the police had made an error.  There was a tree and it was on my property.  They had just mixed up names and addresses.  I looked.  No termites were seen by me.  I called for an inspection.  No termites.

But I was in the system and I was now past the time when I should have permitted and removed that tree.  Could I lose my rental license?

Yep in the town where I own that property you have to have a license to rent a house.

That started me asking the question, “How many licenses do you need?  How many licenses should we need?”

The tree was no problem.  I worked with the police… very politely and cleared up the facts.  I organized to remove the tree anyway.  It was dead.  It was rotten and needed to go, but the point was clear… some bureaucracy had screwed up, but I was still going to feel some pain.  Either I had to remove the tree or face a lot of red tape and visits to city hall to get my name out of the system.

That problem was simple and easily resolved in part due to my experience over 50 years of having a home-based business.   I have learned some rules.

Rule #1, is: “Avoid city hall whenever possible”.

Rule number #2 is “When city hall is not avoidable… Don’t Fight City Hall”.   Take your lumps and move back to rule #1 as soon as you can.

Yes they may be wrong.  Yes the action may be unfair.  The best solution however might be to cooperate.  I grit my teeth and get on with it.  Life is too short to fight city hall.

Regretfully it seems to be growing harder to avoid city hall as municipalities increase their control over individuals within their domain.

A recent Wall Street Journal article “Is It Wrong to Cut a Homeless Man’s Hair Without a License?” (1) provides a clue to answering this question about the losses of freedom we are suffering.

The article tells how a cosmetology student, who was once homeless, and who gives homeless people free haircuts, was shut down in Texas because, though he was studying cosmetology, he hadn’t yet received a state-issued license.

The article said: Ms. Brantley practiced African-style hair braiding, which requires no cutting or dyeing of hair.

Yet Texas insisted she obtain a cosmetology license, which would have required 750 hours of irrelevant barber training.

There are other horrors revealed in the article.

The District of Columbia government shut down a shoe-shining business, citing a 1905 ordinance forbidding shoeshine stands in public spaces. The business employed homeless people, providing them not only with a job but a shower and a tuxedo uniform.  The situation has hardly changed, as street shoe-shiners must still obtain numerous permits, submit to a background check and pay more than $1,500 in fees.

A supermarket florist in Louisiana lacked a florists license and the state threatened to close the store. The lady lost her job and died destitute.

Once a government requires a piece of paper to do something they have a stranglehold on freedom.

This is a global problem we see right now with immigration, in many places.

Many years ago for example the UK created a special program allowing Jamaicans to live and work in to the UK legally.  These residents were not required to get any specific form of documentation.

Then a series of repatriation campaigns created what is called a “hostile environments policy” to repatriate many of these residents even though they have lived in the UK for decades and most have not committed criminal any offense.

There are horror stories.

One Guardian article says:

Mothers, fathers and grandparents are among those due to be forcibly removed from the UK to Jamaica despite many of them having spent their entire adult lives in Britain. In some cases they are still fighting their immigration cases, activists said.

One of those clients is a woman in her 60s who was married to a British man but whose application for indefinite leave to remain was held up by so much bureaucracy that her husband died before it was completed, Brown said.

After her husband’s death, she was told she no longer had a case to stay, despite having children and grandchildren in the UK. She was seized on Friday at her daughter’s house and taken into immigration detention.

Another Jamaican on the flight is Twane Morgan, 33, from Birmingham, a veteran of the British army who suffers from post-traumatic stress and bipolar disorder after two tours of Afghanistan.

Another story tells of a mother of three whose youngest son suffers from a serious blood disorder who was to be forcibly deported to Jamaica, despite having lived in the UK for more than 25 years.

The system is pretty nasty as it appears that immigration enforcement act quickly in an effort to prevent those being removed from making legal challenges.

Officials try to snatch very quickly before the three months [time limit for lodging a judicial review] is up so the lawyers may be trying to gather all of the evidence to make sure the Home Office knows everything … before we’ve gathered that and before the three months is up they will try to put them on the plane.

What a complex world this is… and that word “hostile” fits what’s happening so well.

There is a growing feeling that many feel (yours truly included), that every function we depend on… banking, driving, government, police, health has some hostile intent.

This is such a tragedy.  Many of us were able to grow up feeling… really believing at our very core… that THEY, some omnipresent fabric of all our infrastructure was wise, trustworthy, and existed to help and serve us.   THEY would make sure that everything was OK.

Now the feeling is that each agency, bureau and institution  exists to get the most out of us instead and that they are leading everyone to disaster.

This creates a huge shift on one’s psyche from comfortable to anxious or angry or depressed.

I urge you not to let this shift disturb you too much. Yes this alienation of our governments and businesses and medical services, that are supposed to serve us, is a deterioration of an essential right we so strongly believe in.

By all means we should react adjust, avoid, argue, rebel, demonstrate, contact our governments representatives, but we should not  be outraged by feelings of loss.

Realize that all is in order and that the pendulum continues to swing.

Most of us are so lucky to have been born at a really good part in the pendulum’s arc.  This makes it easy to let the beliefs that were instilled in us at that more positive time and place, blind us to the bigger picture.

None of us know where the pendulum is right now nor what its direction and velocity will be.   By seeing a bigger picture and the reality of change, we can at least clear our heads and our hearts. We can feel gratitude even though change is not in keeping with our expectations.

This clarity not only eases the fevered brow but also helps us navigate more effectively through humanity’s turmoil so our lives can be as fulfilling as can be.

Let’s reflect on this thought?  “How can we avoid a gradual erosion of our freedom in our own personal lives?”

Losses of freedom are everywhere due to legislation that requires us to have more and more licenses and pieces of paper to legitimize who we are and what we can do.

The issuers of these papers can be really hostile and rob us of our rights, if we let them.

That’s why I focus so much of our messages on how to write and publish.  No license is required to write (in the US at least).  Writers will remain free for sometime to come.

I hope you’ll let this course, described below, strengthen your freedom.

Live Better and Be Free – 5 Global Earning Experiences

Here are 5 global income experiences and 7 business secrets that can help you live well and free anywhere despite the pandemic.

I began my international business over 50 years ago and have been creating and running international micro businesses since.

During that time my wife, Merri, and I have been able to live, work and earn all over the world… literally anywhere we wanted because of seven secrets we gained which we share here with you.  We have been blessed with global earning experiences that helped us make millions… but were also fun, such as with British Lordships.

See how this one micro business helped us rub elbows with British Royalty.


One of Merri’s businesses that worked with British Royalty was featured in Doonesbury.

Global Earning Experience #1:  Lepers.  Our micro businesses have been fulfilling.  Merri started her international business in her 20s (long before she knew me) importing Italian clocks to the USA.  This earned so much ($80,000 in the first year) that she created other micro businesses helping orphans in the Yucatan and Haitian lepers (at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital) produce crafts she sold for them in the USA.

Excellent income ($80,000 in the 1970s was a lot of cash)…  incredible contacts… working with Dr. Larimer and Gwen Mellon who created the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Haiti… and enormous satisfaction.  Merri still cries over 40 years later when she tries to speak of the gratitude of the lepers and her time and life in Haiti.

Plus she gained lessons that allowed her to live and earn… in many places and many ways.

Then we got together.

Global Earning Experience #2:  Lords.  Another of Merri’s ideas (in the mid 1980s) was to broker British titles to wealthy Americans.  We made a ton from that… even gained 15 minutes of fame when Gary Trudeau learned about this business and immortalized it by having B.D. Zonker buy a title!

What fun… profitable, plus stimulating, meeting and working with the Blue Bloods of Britain… visiting their castles… invited to their events and affairs.

Before I get ahead of myself, may I ask you a question?


Would you enjoy living in two or even more places wherever and whenever you choose?  Would you be happier with more freedom, lack of debt, and a life of riches, adventure and fulfillment?  Would you be glad to feel confident that you can discover interesting and fun business ideas again and again that not only bring in extra income but also help the poor and improve the environment?

If so then read on… because… Merri and I have led that lifestyle for decades and can show you how to live it too.

The key is to earn from home offices.   They are part of a micro business secret and you’ll see why have two home offices (and using two cars in business) can save thousands in taxes.

You can also enjoy such a lifestyle because after years of search, I found business secrets that you can use and enjoy.


Waterfall at our North Carolina Farm.  See enjoyable benefits of a micro business in water.

Global Earning Experience #3: Hospitality.  Here’s a hotel we owned and operated in Ecuador.  Once we sold this we joined the sharing economy and began offering rentals in our North Carolina cabins through AIRBNB and houses in Florida.  We became designated super hosts within months and added thousands of extra dollars to our income every month.

Caring is just one example of how to live anywhere and earn, especially now that the pandemic will change how people vacation.


Having a variety of places to live is part of one of the secrets on how to earn more, have a better life with more fun, adventure and greater freedom.

Global Earning Experience #4:  Import-Export.   Here I am at our Florida house showing clients how to import.


I was wearing a hand tailored, made to order, high quality wool suit from Ecuador that could be imported into the US for as little as $135 .  Plus that Panama hat was made in Ecuador.  This is odd but true, all genuine Panama hats are made in Ecuador.  We imported Ecuador roses year round as well, all from one of our tax deductible US home office.


The secrets we’ll share below are not about how to buy suits or flowers though.   The secrets show ways to make money (while helping others) marketing products and services wherever you are and much more…. globally.

Global Earning Experience #5:  Green Produce.   We have an orange grove and lake at our Florida home and


are among the first to test new organic ways to make citrus farming better for the environment and the consumer.  In North Carolina we cultivate Wild American Ginseng as well as aquafarm.

These are just a few of the business experiences that can help you have the freedom to earn globally.  They are shared in our emailed correspondence course that you can now have FREE.

The course teaches a system based on seven secrets so powerful that it creates money for you regardless of where you are:  in town, out of the country, traveling or even in places as remote as we live.

These secrets have worked for us in real estate… titles… tours… agriculture… clothing… hospitality… alternative health…  spirituality… printing… publishing and art businesses for Merri and me all over the world.

Merri and I have created a special program we call “Live Well and Free Anywhere” that makes it possible for you to enjoy extra income doing something you love.  You can gain full or part time and enjoy excellent profits as you have fun and do something good in the world.

My search stumbled on the fact that most millionaires make their money in business.  This discovery led to a study of rich businesses, ones that generate everlasting wealth.  Here are three of seven secrets we share in our program that we learned and have used in our  micro businesses:

Secret #1: They must enjoy the multiple effect.  A product once created must produce profits again and again, almost on a never-ending basis.  Each investment made needs to make huge returns.

Secret #2: They need to be greater than their owner’s time.  They must produce income even when the owner doesn’t put in day-to-day effort. You may already be wealthy or earning a high income.  You may not even need another business or extra income, but some day you might.  One surgeon explained it this way.  “I am making a fortune because peoples’ lives are in my hands.  Once my hands are no longer steady, my income stops.   My entire financial well being will then be in someone else’s hands!”

Secret #3: These money making systems should be enjoyable and fun.  Sadly most people make money for the sake of making money.  Many spend their lives working, just to have a few precious hours having fun.  The most important fact about making and keeping wealth is that those who were richest absolutely love what they were doing.  Money is of secondary importance to their effort.  And as things are, this means they actually ended up making more money.

These secrets created a fantastic way to make money with my own international micro business doing what I love!

You too can have everlasting wealth by turning your passion into profit.

You too can have the freedom to do what you love from any place you like, even operating (actually preferably) from your bedroom, dining room or den if you wish.

What do you love? Rare cars?  You can make a fortune creating a business around them.  Do you prefer fine art? Or do you love beautiful jewelry, coins, gems, real estate, furs, model railways, dolls, scientific equipment, war memorabilia, old and rare books, or whatever?  Do you prefer social subjects rather than objects?

Are you concerned with the environment or humanitarian problems, with crimes, war or poverty?  Would you like to help wipe these social problems out in the course of your business?

Are you a golfer? Do you love to travel? Why not make all kinds of money in a global business related to golf?

Would you like to help the world be a more spiritual place, help people get along better together?  You can do something good for the world, increase your income and live wherever you please in the process!

Whatever your passion you can learn how to earn by creating a micro business based on it.

Take fishing, for example.

I am no great aquafarmer, but the numbers and lifestyle work on a small scale.  We pay about $3.50 a pound to stock the fish, they double, triple, even quadruple in size and we sell them at a local butcher shoppe for a modest profit.   This is not a big deal, but does generate income, helps attract guests to stay in our rental cabins, puts some great trout dinners on our table and is a thoroughly enjoyable part of my daily labor.  I need this to counter balance sitting in front of a computer.

Over a couple of months the fish grow… a lot.

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Millions of people love fishing but don’t have a pond.  This does not mean they cannot be involved in fishing.  Here are just a few of many ways that others have profitably matched this passion with profit.

Two of my friends, John and Lou, grew up near me in the Oregon mountains.  They were outdoor adventure types and moved to Canada, where they homesteaded 1,200 acres on a trout-filled lake in mid British Columbia.  They built a fishing camp that attracts fisherman from around the world.

Duncan Kinderman on the other hand loved fishing and castles.  He bought a castle on the River Tay, a great Scottish salmon river, and offered time shares for fisherman from Britain, Europe and the US.

Another entrepreneur I know was from Montana.  His skills were in marketing so he sold fishing trips for fishing camps.  He attended rod and gun exhibitions, met owners of these camps and arranged to sell their fishing trips to the US, Argentina and even in Russia to fisherman around the world.

Ralph Kylloe on the other hand loved fishing and photography so he created the book, “Fishing Camps”, which was published by Gibbs Smith publisher. This allowed Ralph to travel across the country enjoying fishing camps as he photographed and wrote.

Steve Ambrose, another friend of ours, had family commitments at home so he set up a bass fishing business in Florida that served Americans, Germans, Canadian, Dutch and Belgians.  Later as his children grew, he used his client base to arrange fishing trips in Argentina.

Each of these people had provincial backgrounds and differed in age, situation and skills.  Their common link, the love of fishing, led each to a global micro business.  Each was able to blend a unique nature and set of skills to develop a global business that surrounded them with fun, like minded fishing souls.

There is such an abundance of opportunity that Merri and I have created this program to help you have your own micro business that can be managed almost anywhere.  This program is unique because Merri and I are unique.  We started our global business together.  Since we’re almost recluses, we decided to do the whole business by ourselves… thus we create micro businesses that do not require large staffs.

We began working at home.  Today, though we have tens of thousands of buyers and have made millions, we still work at home on our remote farms and employ only a few people to help.

You’ll learn how to turn advertising dollars into a fortune.  You’ll learn how to create your own ads and when to use the internet… search engines… pay per click… classifieds, space ads, direct mail or word of mouth… even flea markets and roadside stands in some cases.

See how to build a PR list and social business network on the World Wide Web to gain thousands of dollars in free publicity.  I even share my most secret results on my marketing so you will know why sometimes you sell more units of a product at $49 instead of $29.

Learn how one couple used ads about retirement to supplement their retirement income and received free trips all over the world.

Learn how we have made money over the Internet (specific details, specific experiences, hard earned knowledge over the last 13 years!)  With an inexpensive computer you can easily run a business from home and still have tons of time left over – even if you are computer challenged.  Merri and I have certainly proven this.  We were one of the first to run a successful website and still rank high today even with millions of competitors.  The secrets in the course include a step-by-step approach.

Merri and I with our webmaster, David Cross, were leaders in beginning internet micros businesses and have sold millions over the web.  You gain ways to earn global income over the net from that experience as well.

Business people or professionals who want to add an extra profit center to their business or who want to change their business entirely will benefit.  Those who want more control over their career can profit.  Plus those who love global travel and want to turn their trips into profitable tax deductions!

Even older entrepreneurs are taking advantage of technology.  One of our friends and clients, Mickey E., was a 72 year old real estate broker, when she began a small global business.  With just a computer and internet, she created publications that attracted English real estate buyers.  This allowed her to become a top sales person in the biggest real estate firm (selling over a billion dollars of real estate a year) in town.  She later used the tactics she learned to move to Ecuador (in here late 70s) and start a micro business there.

This course is also for couples who want their own business or who want to have a business together or a family business.

This is the perfect course for those who can no longer find employment, who are looking for ways to earn abroad and who wish to retire and supplement their income.

Whether you are retired, an investor, chiropractor, doctor, dentist, professional or already own your own business, this offers another way to make money, to turn your passion into profit. We guarantee that we have shared all we know to help you start and run your own international business.  Enjoy and live a life of following your Passion to Profit… through an International Business.

To order the entire “Live Well and Be Free Anywhere” program normally costs $299.

The course is so complete Merri and I extend our “no fooling around-complete satisfaction guarantee”.

If you are not fully satisfied in any way,  just tell us within 60 days and we’ll send you a 100% full refund with no questions asked.

Normally to order our entire “Live Well and Free Anywhere” program would cost $299.

Right now you can get this program FREE.

(1) Is it wrong to cut a homeless man’s hair without a license