Our paths in life may not cross again
Such is the nature of life
Time & space have a way of separating us & events
They can be so cruelly unkind
Like the flow of water in a river or waterfall
Once passed it’s gone forever gone
As with life’s love & laughter, romance & adventure
Treasure every leisure & pleasure
Life’s journey always come to an unexpected end
Life’s story albeit the best there is
It’s both fleeting & never quite a bliss
Time & tide wait not for thee
Believe you me!
Who said that a Chinese, Indian or any other can’t be a Prime Minister of Malaysia? What’s to stop him? Here’s the Constitution: Article 43 – Appointment of the Prime Minister and the cabinet
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong is required to appoint a Cabinet to advise him in the exercise of his executive functions. He appoints the Cabinet in the following manner:
acting in his discretion (see Art. 40(2)(a)), he first appoints as Prime Minister a member of the Dewan Rakyat who in his judgment is likely to command the confidence of the majority of the Dewan. There is no Constitutional requirement that the Prime Minister must be of any particular race or religion; and
on the advice of the Prime Minister, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong appoints other Ministers from among the members of either House of Parliament.
Lest I forget, from the list of Malaysian Prime Ministers . . . from Tunku Abdul Rahman to Najib, who can you claim to be legally or biologically a “PURE MALAY”? From Siamese blood to Bugis & Indian, you can see a stream of foreign blood in their heritage!
We are all familiar with common tiger in the jungle or zoo by way of its size & colour. During one of our holidays in China, right in the hotel dinning area, we were faced with something unusual about the tiger. We couldn’t believe our eyes that we wresting “white” . . . yes! white tigers. They didn’t seem so ferocious & scary, perhaps because they were in secured confined area. The hotel management mentioned that they started with a pair of them & it had since multiplied to 51 of them.
Such an encounter always remain in your memory. In the theme park of Chime-Long Xiangjiang Safari Park, Guangzhou, we saw many more (from our hired vehicle) with more room to roam in the safari setup.
Here presented for your pleasure are a few more of other rare creatures that seem to roam our jungles. Perhaps you may have the good fortune to encounter of these in your travel & capture them with your cameras.
The White Tiger
White tigers are one of the most majestic and beautiful animals in the world, famed for their icy coloring and piercing eyes. They are a pigment variation of the more familiarly colored Bengal tiger but are not albinos. Just as humans can have blonde hair or brown hair, white tigers are simply a variation – one that we can all be thankful for.
Nature has given animals a wide variety of distinctive colorings that we can all immediately recognize. Many of these colors and patterns have become iconic in their own right and have even influenced human fashion and design. However, nature being nature, it occasionally throws us a surprise. These rare conditions have given these animals colors which make them stand out from the crowd in the most beautiful ways.
The Brown Panda
Pink Dolphins look like they have swam straight out of a children’s fairytale but they are real and can be found in the Amazon Rainforest of South America. Their cheery, pink hue is provided by their blood vessels which are located unusually close to their skin’s surface. Some are more pink than others, with the most brightly colored examples offering a fantastically unique sight.
The Albino GorillaAlbinism is a congenital condition, characterized by a lack of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. It exists across numerous species, including humans. It is very rare in large primates and this albino gorilla called Snowflake lived most of his life at Barcelona Zoo, fathering 22 offspring before his death in 2003. All the hair on his body was completely white.
The Golden Zebra
This zebra is one of very few examples in existence in the world and has light, gold stripes rather than black. Aptly, named the ‘golden zebra’, she is not an albino but has a similar pigmentation mutation caused by a condition called amelanism. She looks like she has stepped out of a fantasy world and you have to wonder whether she realizes just how special she really is!
The Blue Lobster
Blue Lobsters are the result of a genetic mutation that infuses them with a large amount of a particular protein that gives their exoskeleton a bizarre blue color rather than the familiar red. It is not as rare as some of the other mutations discussed in this list, with over 2 million blue lobsters estimated to be in existence. Their color often saves them from the human cooking pot so it’s a little more useful than the pink is to the katydid!
Source: chinadaily.com.cn, BBC News Beijing & Wikipedia
The honour of being the first Chinese Nobel Prize winner goes to a lady Youyou Tu who won half of the Medicine prize with the other half shared by two others William Cambell & Satoshi Omura.
Tu was awarded half of the prize for discovering artemisinin, a drug that has significantly reduced the mortality rates for patients suffering from malaria.
“It’s a virtue to remain indifferent to honor or disgrace.”
The old Chinese saying should be the best footnote on the landmark chapter when Tu Youyou became China’s first Nobel Laureate in medicine. This Nobel Prize that the Chinese have dreamed of for so long is an important international recognition of Chinese medical staffs’ contribution to the world, so the Chinese have good reason to be proud of it. Tu was awarded the prize because she discovered Artemisinin in a health project, Mission 523, in the 1970s, which effectively helped the worldwide battle against malaria.
As a medical researcher without a doctor’s degree, international experience or the title of academician, Tu was first to bring Artemisinin to the project, first to extract it and first to carry out clinical tests.
The academician system has made a major contribution to China’s economic growth, scientific and technological progress as well as the development of the defense industry. And China has advanced in research on quantum communication, neutrino, stem cells and high-performance computers, no matter whether Nobel Prizes are awarded to Chinese or not.
The amazing thing is that Tu Youyou is not a medical doctor, nor is she a Ph.D. holder or has any international research qualification or credential. The point to emphasise is that Tu Youyou was helped by ancient Chinese remedy in winning this Nobel Prize in Medicine
The United Kingdom, United States, Russia and Sweden have academician systems much longer established than China. Many don’t have a chance to stand in the spotlight as a Nobel Prize winner, either. But that doesn’t hinder them to make great achievements in their own countries.
The Nobel Prizes always spark controversies because of the committee’s “secret selection procedures” and according to many renowned scientists the awards, established in 1895, can’t match the rapid development of science today.
Ironically, the questionable award of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama has proven to be the greatest controversy.
The 84-year-old’s route to the honour has been anything but traditional.
Tribute should be accorded to Tu Youyou for her knowledge & relentless research in the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which is fast claiming its rightful place & recognition in the field of medicine.
Tu described as being modest was born in Ningbo, Zhejiang, China on 30 December 1930. She attended Xiaoshi Middle School for junior high school and the first year of high school, before transferring to Ningbo Middle School in 1948. From 1951 to 1955, she attended Peking University Medical School / Beijing Medical Collage.Tu studied at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and graduated in 1955. Later Tu was trained for two and a half years in traditional Chinese medicine.
After graduation, Tu worked at the Academy of Chinese Medicine (now the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences) in Beijing. She was promoted to a Researcher (研究员, the highest researcher rank in mainland China equivalent to the academic rank of a full professor) in 1980 shortly after the Chinese economic reform began in 1978. In 2001 she was promoted to academic advisor for doctoral candidates. Currently she is the Chief Scientist in the Academy.
As of 2007, her office is in an old apartment building in Dongcheng District, Beijing.
Before 2011, Tu had been obscure for decades, and is described as “almost completely forgotten by people”.
Tu is regarded as the Professor of “Three Noes” – no postgraduate degree (there was no postgraduate education then in China), no study or research experience abroad, and not a member of any Chinese national academies, i.e. Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering.Up until 1979, there were no postgraduate degree programs in China, and China was largely isolated from the rest of the world.
Tu is now regarded as a representative figure of the first generation of Chinese medical workers since the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. – (Source: Wikipedia.)
This is an interesting read with the happening that will greatly impact the world’s financial system forcing on a new system of no return. The writer of this article is Simon Black, Founder, SovereignMan.com
Both the pictures showing Caesar crossing the Rubicon
In 49 BC, a defiant Julius Caesar stood in front of his army at the River Rubicon and made the biggest decision of his life. It was strictly forbidden by Roman law for a general to lead his army out of its province and into Rome. And the Rubicon marked the boundary.
“Alea iacta est!” (The die is cast!) he said, and led his army across the river into civil war.
The phrase “crossing the Rubicon” has stuck for more than 2,000 years, signifying a risky and dangerous point of no return.
This week, the United States government crossed the Rubicon.
In a fit of complete arrogance, a federal judge ruled that he has ‘jurisdiction’ over one of the biggest banks in mainland China, Bank of China (BOC), and demands that the bank turn over financial records to his court.
The judge is hearing a case brought by the luxury brand Gucci against an alleged Chinese counterfeiting ring for selling fake handbags in the United States.
The claim is that the Chinese defendants are sending their ill-gotten gains back to Bank of China in the mainland. And the judge wants to see their account activity.
Bank of China, as you can probably guess, is predominantly owned by the Chinese government.
So it goes without saying that this demand (not a request) is a direct affront at China’s sovereignty.
The only leverage the judge has is that Bank of China has a branch in New York City; it is officially a licensed bank in the US.
So if Bank of China doesn’t comply, the judge could theoretically order that their US license be revoked.
Once again, the United States is using its financial system as a weapon.
Since US dollars are the most widely used reserve currency in the world, every bank on the planet needs some access to the US banking system.
Whether you’re in London, Riyadh, Sydney, or Shanghai, the most widely traded commodities, bonds, and financial contracts in the world are primarily denominated in US dollars.
Plus most global trade takes place in US dollars.
So not only are banks forced to hold US dollars, they require access to the US banking system in order to clear and settle US dollar transactions.
Large international banks have what are known as ‘correspondent bank accounts’ or ‘nostro accounts’ with US banks.
So a big bank in Denmark, for example, may have a correspondent account with JP Morgan or Citibank in New York in order to facilitate its dollar transactions.
And sometimes foreign banks may even apply for their own US banking license, as in the case of Bank of China.
But if a bank were to be kicked out of the US banking system, it would be incredibly detrimental to its ability to hold and transact in US dollars. And hence quite difficult to participate in global trade and finance.
This financial leverage is an unbelievable advantage for the United States, and is a result of the rest of the world placing a great deal of trust in the US government.
But the government has shown time and time again that they are willing to abuse that trust and use their advantage as a weapon– one that is more powerful than the US military.
Just last year, the Treasury Department fined French bank BNP Paribas a whopping $9 billion for doing business with countries that the US doesn’t like, such as Cuba.
Of course, Cuba and the US are BFFs now. But I doubt BNP is getting a refund anytime soon.
And naturally, if BNP didn’t pay up, the US could threaten to evict them from its financial system.
It’s simply amazing that the US did that to its own ally.
Now they’re going after China, its biggest competitor.
The Chinese are already working on a parallel, competitive financial system.
They set up the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to compete with the vestigial IMF and World Bank.
And they’re nearing completion on an international payment system and clearing network to compete with SWIFT and the US financial system.
It’s called CIPS.
And once it’s up and running, there will likely be a rapid increase in the worldwide use of China’s currency for financial transactions– transactions that used to be executed in US dollars.
Sticking it to Bank of China like this only gives the Chinese government even more reason to wage war on the US financial system through CIPS.
The reduced demand for US dollars completely destroys America’s last remaining advantage.
If they can’t force the rest of the world to use the US banking system, then they won’t be able to force the rest of the world to hold US dollars or buy US government debt.
It weakens America considerably.
And when future historians write the history of the decline of the United States, there will no doubt be a chapter on how the US government made it a matter of national policy to consistently abuse the power entrusted to them by the global banking community.
Of course, Julius Caesar didn’t learn that lesson either.
After crossing the Rubicon, he won a long civil war, after which the Roman Senate made him dictator for life.
And fearing he would abuse it, he was assassinated just a few weeks later by the very people who trusted him with that power.
We may not have any hovercars yet, but flying cars may not be something you only see in spy movies anymore. A company in Slovakia has unveiled their newest prototype of flying car and it no longer seem like science fiction. Meet the AeroMobil 3.0, the transforming car/airplane hybrid of your dreams!
The AeroMobil can reach 160 km/h (100 mp/h) on land and 200 km/h (124 mp/h) in the air. It needs 250 meters (820 feet) to take off and 50 meters (164 feet) to land. It can land and take off from any road or grassy terrain, and best of all – it runs on gasoline, so you can stop at any gas station for a quick fill.
While there’s no official word on when the AeroMobil will be available on the market, a working prototype is the next best thing, and proves that it’s technologically possible! The only downside – you’ll need a light-aircraft license for this one…
The Icon A-5 is a whole new aviation concept. It is designed to be a personal airplane aimed at the domestic leisure market – and people don’t need to be experienced pilots to fly it. The A-5 intends to simplify the flying process so much that anyone can pick up the skills necessary to fly the plane quickly and easily, and it has a whole stack of sophisticated safety features to help it achieve this goal. The aircraft has been in development since 2008 and is moving towards general release, having passed through the first of the necessary regulatory checks. Let’s have a look at this incredible concept and see a video of the A-5 in action.
Like Image : iconaircraft.com
If you have ever dreamed of owning your own plane, but don’t want the added hassle of huge storage costs, long periods of training and complicated dashboards full of buttons, then the Icon A-5 is designed with you in mind. The dashboard of the plane looks more like something that you would find in the modern sports car, than an airplane, and aims to keep things as simple as possible. The A-5 has been described as the aviation industry’s answer to the Tesla.
Image: Andrew Moseman, popularmechanics.com
The aircraft can take off and land on either water or gravel, and is genuinely amphibious. It features a carbon-fiber airframe, retractable undercarriage, and is powered by a three-bladed pusher propeller. The plane is meant to appeal to ‘weekend warriors’ who would savor the thrill of flying, and use the plane to reach remote lakes and rivers. The company’s head of sales, Craig Bowers believes the plane will be at the forefront of the ‘next powersport’. It can be viewed as the latest expensive toy in a list that historically includes sports cars, supercars, jet skis and private yachts.
Of course, flying is inherently dangerous and if people don’t know what they are doing then it could turn out very badly indeed. For that reason, the designers have attempted to ‘fool-proof’ the plane to prevent accidents. Among the many safety features are a unique ‘angle of attack’ gauge that lets the pilot know if they are flying safely relative to the conditions. Engineers have also designed the plane to be resistant to spins and stalls. If the pilot makes a mistake and stalls the plane, it will continue to glide rather than nosedive, due to its specially designed wings.
Of course, it wouldn’t be suitable for the general adventure sport market if it wasn’t easy to store and transport. Engineers have tried to satisfy this need – and they have been innovative in doing so. The wings of the A-5 fold inwards to make the machine much more compact so it can be carried on a trailer. By the same logic, the plane could also be feasibly stored in a garage – although with a length of 23 feet (7 meters), you would need a fairly large garage.
The Icon A-5 is officially classed as a light-sport aircraft and features some impressive specifications. It has room for one passenger in addition to the pilot, a range of around 345 miles (556km) per journey and a maximum speed of 211mph (194km/h). The maximum take-off weight is 1,510lbs (685kg), meaning there is room for 550lbs (249kg) of ‘useful load’ (passenger weight, baggage etc.).
Image: flickr user H. Michael Miley
Before you get too excited, the Icon A-5 does of course come at a high price. The first batch of models are being sold for $250,000, although the company intends to sell later batches at the lower (but still significant) price of $197,000. That said, the plane is the first of its type and it remains to be seen whether the concept will catch on, leading to more affordable but similar offerings in years to come. The company behind the design is currently busy earning all the necessary Federal Aviation Association approvals ahead of the plane’s release, and have already received orders for 1,500 planes, which they hope to deliver by 2019.
Embedded Video: In a train going into Germany, Muslim men — who all look like ISIS operatives — scream Allahu Akbar
A friend sent the information below to me by email. It is about a historian’s view on the Muslim Invasion in the Western World & was seen posted on FaceBook. This Facebook post was written by the historian named Marty Skinner. He is a Historian who offers an accurate assessment of the root of the problem the world faces today and likely well into the future. (It would be good to get this on the editorial page of the Toronto Globe and Mail)
Syria has had a civil war for almost 5 YEARS.
Why all the “refugees” NOW and why so all of a SUDDEN and why in such VAST NUMBERS?
With an Honors degree in History and a lifelong student of the subject, I smell a rat. This is a highly organized, well oiled, mobilized invasion of Muslims and Jihadists into the Western World. It’s been in their plan for a long time. Momar Gadhafi predicted and explicitly stated that Muslim domination of Europe would happen without a conventional war and he said it 30 years ago. 95% of these economic “refugees” many who have cellphones are men between the fighting ages of 20 and 40. Very few women and children from everything I’ve seen.Odd that the 5 wealthiest Arab States including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait are taking “no refugees” and feel quite self righteous about it. No guilt what so ever? They are even laughing at us for doing so.
Ask yourself, why would Germany, Belgium, Holland, France, Sweden and others want to destroy their own cultures from within? It doesn’t make any sense? If this keeps up Europe will be burning daily within a very short few years if not months. Civil war in the streets between civilizations. Muslims vs Kefirs, that is to say, everyone who is not a Muslim.
Unfortunately, the reality is that Muslims are just not like any other immigrants. They don’t want to assimilate, they want to set up separate enclaves and implement Sharia Law. Another problem is that while the civilized West rightly abhors violence, conversely Muslims daily display their love of violence. They live it and embrace it. In many Muslim countries public beheadings and stoning to death for adultery for example. It’s a part of their culture precisley because Islam is, dare I say it, a death cult.
Islam is a supremacist, totalitarian, bigoted, fascist political ideology masquerading as a religion. It literally means “submission”. The Quran MANDATES death for blasphamy, for adultery, for apostasy, for family honor, for being gay, Jewish or a Kafer as well as ten other “crimes” many not even considered to be so in the West. Death for drinking alcohol or taking illegal drugs for example.
Why let in vast numbers of these brainwashed people especially men of that age when past experience has already demonstrated the tragedy, not to mention the financial, social, and political costs of rampant multiculturalism in Europe. Ordinary citizens are against this immigration but strangely, their governments are not?
Someone or some organization is pulling some strings here is what I see. Is this invasion part of the New World Order’s plan to depopulate the planet? Maybe there’s not even any such an organization but it’s all over You tube and other social media.
The major media are implicit in selling gullible citizens of the West the righteousness of the “refugees” cause and openly siding against Western culture. One drowned child’s picture in the right places sparks outrage and sympathy world wide for the movement and resettlement of vast numbers of Muslims.
However the implementation of Sharia Law, No Go Zone ghettos in most countries in Europe and Muslim rape gangs go unreported. In radical Islamist countries honor killings, beheadings, stoning’s, cutting off limbs, whipping and torture, pedophilia, child bride marriages, rape and misogyny go unreported DAILY and are dismissed as culturally ingrained.
Where is the indignity and the outrage over people doing this every day to their own populations? Yet a staged picture a drowned baby on a beach sparks a world outcry?
Muslim birthrates are 8 children per family while Europeans average 1.4. When these current millions bring in their multiple wives, children and extended families 85% of whom live on state benefits (England’s experience) you can multiply their number by at least 10x, maybe 20x or even more.
By 2050 Europe will be Muslim dominated just by demographics alone. When their numbers are sufficient they will legally vote in their own kind and then Sharia Law.
Europe as we know it will be lost forever. Two thousand years of civilization will be destroyed by the same fanatical bearded, bigoted, brutal, boneheaded, belligerent bastards who are now slaughtering their own kind and blowing up ancient and irreplaceable world heritage buildings, monuments, books, manuscripts and other historically significant art treasures in Iraq, Syria and other conquered territories.
Canada should not get sucked into this quagmire of political correctness just to show how polite, civilized. politically correct and Canadian we are. We should learn a lesson from our Australian counterparts.
Tony Ioppolo, the guy I know as a client of our delicatessen business in Kalamunda, used to be an electrician/electrical contractor. He’s the third owner of the original family business of Walker’s Hardware which from 1979 came under the franchise name of Mitre 10.
He left his electrical profession behind and chose a new career path when in 1989 with his wife Joanne became the new owners of Mitre 10 in Kalamunda. They continued on and extended the true professional & personalised service with none to compare.
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Both Tony & Joanne, the owners, are locally born. They are both in the local community helping charitable organisations helping to raise funds.
They have 12 employees (full-time & part-time) including Shane who has been with Walker’s for over 28 years and Roland who himself used to own his own hardware business in Kalamunda . I find them all very helpful & most of them have been in employment for many years.
Between the Mitre 10 and True Value brands, they have 36 independent stores in WA, and this particular store situated at 5 Stirk Street, Kalamunda stands out supreme having won WA’s State Small Format Store of the Year for the last four consecutive years. The original store used to be situated at the top of Haynes Street, presently occupied by Thai On The Hill Restaurant. There original owner of Walker’s Hardware was called Jim Walker who passed on only a couple of years ago.
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Whether it’s personal or national, the question of spending & budgeting is of the utmost importance. Besides Thomas Jefferson, even Margaret Thatcher, the Iron Lady of British politics, had this to say:
What follow is reblogged from an article by Simon Black on September 28, 2015. (Sovereign Valley Farm, Chile)
On May 28, 1816, Thomas Jefferson penned a letter to his friend John Taylor deeply criticizing the use of debt to fund a government’s excessive operations:
“[T]he principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale,”
Public debt is a weapon of mass destruction that constitutes theft upon future generations.
And as Jefferson argued in the letter, every new generation has the right to be born onto this planet unencumbered by the debts racked up by their ancestors.
But that’s not the way it is anymore.
Governments, like many individuals, no longer follow the Universal Law of Prosperity: produce more than you consume.
Instead there’s a sense of entitlement.
Politicians seem to believe that because the US is the dominant superpower, its balance sheet doesn’t matter, and the government can spend as much as it wishes.
All of this is enabled by a financial system where unelected central bankers conjure money out of thin air and loan it to the federal government so that no hard choices ever really need to be made.
(This system reflects Jefferson’s words in the same letter that “banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies. . .”)
But this is incredibly dangerous and short-term thinking.
By its own financial statements, the government of the United States is insolvent.
Several of its major trust funds and institutions are already insolvent, or quickly heading that way:
▪ The United States Highway Fund is insolvent
▪ The Disability Insurance Trust Fund of Social Security is scheduled to become insolvent within months.
▪ The Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation, a sort of FDIC for pension funds, is insolvent.
▪ And the FDIC itself, which is supposed to insure the entire US banking system, is pitifully undercapitalized, with an insurance fund that fails to meet the minimum statutory requirements set forth by law.
These examples don’t even scratch the surface, and the total level of government insolvency, just at the federal level, goes into the tens of trillions of dollars.
In response, the people in charge of this mess have continually and habitually ignored it.
There was the incredibly embarrassing debt ceiling crisis of 2011 when Congress maxed out the national credit card. Back then the debt was ‘only’ $14 trillion.
And they dealt with the problem by ignoring it.
Then in 2013 it all blew up again in yet another debt-ceiling crisis when the national debt hit $17 trillion.
Yet still they slapped an absurd band-aid fix on the problem, enabling them to kick the can down the road once again.
Now here they are again in 2015.
Congress hit the debt ceiling back in March, and ever since, the Treasury Department has resorted to “extraordinary measures”, i.e. stealing from pension funds, to keep the lights on.
Their solution is to have once again waited until nearly the last minute to kick the can down the road– this time with a ‘stopgap funding measure’ that will make the issue blow up again in early December, barely two months from now.
It’s not like they didn’t have six months, or two years, or four years, or several decades to figure this out.
But it never happens… because the culture in banana republics like this is to ignore problems until they become so enormous they are beyond solving.
This gang of sycophants has had innumerable chances to fix the problem that they themselves created. And they failed at every occasion.
Expecting anything different from them is foolish.
Here’s how this ends: one day they’re going to kick the can to the end of the cul-de-sac and there will be no more road remaining.
That’s when real action will need to be taken.
But at that point, the only options on the table will be default. Confiscation. Capital controls.
All of which are enormously destructive and have the potential to tear through society like a wild boar.
In the same letter from 1816, Jefferson wrote about the dangers of reckless overspending and borrowing from banking establishments to go into debt:
“I contemplate it as a blot left in all our constitutions, which, if not covered, will end in their destruction.”
Jefferson may soon be proven right.
Amazingly enough, however, for anyone paying attention, the warning signs are as plain as day.
The government is practically jumping up and down waving its hands to show that they’re (a) incompetent, and (b) completely insolvent.
This isn’t exactly news.
It’s also not news that insolvent nations run into major, game-changing problems.
Cyprus nationalized bank accounts. Iceland imposed severe capital controls. Greece has resorted to every humiliating indignity imaginable. Argentina has seized private pensions.
And yet, people in the west still fail to connect the two dots. They think ‘those things can’t happen here.’
Well, they can. No nation is immune to the powerful gravitational pull of debt… and stupidity… both of which are in abundance in government.
Are the chances of a complete meltdown 100%? Of course not. There is very little certainty in this world.
But to believe that the chances of financial calamity are non-existent is a fool’s fantasy that’s just begging for people’s life savings to get wiped out.
These are major risks with a likelihood that is far higher than people expect. They should be treated as such… with sensibility and reason, not panic.
There’s no downside risk in ensuring that you don’t become a victim to such obvious financial dangers.
And certainly no benefit in pretending they don’t exist.
Our goal is simple: To help you achieve personal liberty and financial prosperity no matter what happens.
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Will you be prepared when everything we take for granted changes overnight?
Just think about this for a couple of minutes. What if the U.S. Dollar wasn’t the world’s reserve currency? Ponder that… what if…
Empires Rise, they peak, they decline, they collapse, this is the cycle of history.
This historical pattern has formed and is already underway in many parts of the world, including the United States.
Don’t be one of the millions of people who gets their savings, retirement, and investments wiped out.
About the author: Simon Black is an international investor, entrepreneur, permanent traveler, free man, and founder of Sovereign Man. His free daily e-letter and crash course is about using the experiences from his life and travels to help you achieve more freedom.