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Privacy at Risk: Global Gold Storage Firms Get Rid of US Citizens
RED ALERT: World's biggest gold storage company dumps US citizens ... ViaMat, a Swiss logistics company that has been safeguarding precious metals since 1945, is literally the gold standard in secure storage. They have vaults from Switzerland to Hong Kong to Dubai, and they count among their clients some of the largest mining companies in the world. They know what they're doing. And now they're dumping US citizens. ViaMat does a great deal of business within the United States. As such, the company is heavily exposed to the insane US regulatory environment. As an example, the 2010 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act turned into more than 500 pages of regulation! The costs and risks associated with compliance simply became too much for ViaMat to bear. – Simon Black, Sovereign Man
Dominant Social Theme: Who needs gold storage anyway?
Free-Market Analysis: Simon Black's Sovereign Man tells us that the top gold storage firm worldwide – ViaMat – is refusing to take US clients. He reproduces a memo explaining the decision and then comments, "This is huge. I can't possibly overstate the potential ramifications."
Here's how ViaMat explains it, according to Black:
"We are currently experiencing rapid and substantial changes in the general regulations within this business. The changes mainly relate to the tax structures and taxation systems of various countries. As a consequence of these changes VIA MAT INTERNATIONAL has taken the decision to stop offering this service at its vault [sic] outside of the US to private customers with potential US-tax liability."
Black points out that big gold depositories like Gold Money and Bullion Vault "ALL use ViaMat as a primary secure storage provider." As a result, ViaMat's decision will have an effect on the rest of the gold investing community, especially when it comes to US vendors.
Black believes he has a solution as well:
Now, if you're in the United States in particular, one of the most important (and cost effective) steps you can take in international diversification is to store precious metals overseas.
Gold remains the most effective 'anti-currency' out there, a bet against a corrupt financial system and debt-laden sovereign governments. But remember– governments have an unblemished track record of plundering their citizens' wealth. So if you store your gold in the US, you might as well ask Barack Obama to keep it under his mattress.
If history is any guide, storing gold abroad is critical. And it's one of those things that you won't be worse off for doing. The thing is, it's equally critical to work with a service provider that has no US exposure.
There are very few options out there. Again, most of the big boys use ViaMat, which has heavy US exposure. Or Brinks, which is a US company.
It is surely a good idea to work with a firm that does not have US exposure when storing gold, but there is a larger point that people should be aware – and that is a growing trend among regulatory democracies generally to insist that citizens constitute a state asset.
This is a kind of unstated dominant social theme but it is one worth examining and even internalizing as the world's currency chaos expands. Increasingly, US officials in particular are insisting that US laws and taxes are to be enforced everywhere in the world and are turning to foreign companies to generate compliance.
People interpret this as a US "grab for assets," but it is obviously something more. In a fiat environment, currency is not backed by assets but by a nation's citizens. If citizens are not compliant, then the nation's top officials are not in control of their "assets."
As the dollar reserve system itself becomes questionable and as fiat currencies themselves become ever-more competitive, those who run nation-states may feel obligated to assert additional citizen controls no matter where their citizens reside.
Conclusion: This seems to us to be a trend and one that is spreading throughout the West and even beyond to countries such as China. The antidote for now anyway is to try to be a citizen – or at least resident – of more than one country and to create life-style alternatives that provide maximum flexibility and privacy. Easier said than done.
Posted by mava on 02/26/13 09:15 PM
courtlande6, good eye!
Now, it sounds like you can actually make it! Because you look at the root, not in the salesman mouth.
You're correct, that is the whole point. Not that I really give a damn, but it is customary to say "unfortunately", when saying the following: Most people will never be able to reset their paradigm back to the real thing. Even when explicitly warned for years and years, and told what to do, they will still think of money as of accounting entries, forgetting that whoever runs the accounting system, is never an accountant, but always a thief.
Bullion vault, gold money, swiss bank... What are they going to do when "our boys" show up to bring them some of the freedom? Same thing that Germany did after WWII, - they will decide to agree with our propositions. Btw, anyone seen that German gold?
Posted by taxesbyanyothername on 02/26/13 02:06 PM
The whole idea behind buying and holding gold is lack of trust. So why trust anyone to hold the most liquid thing there is? If they decide to abscond with it, the possibilities for obscuring whose it is are endless. It you have much of it the possibilities for keeping it safe are just as endless, keep it in your own vault, cast a bell out of it, incorporate it into the floor of your house, bury it in your back yard, use it as electrical wires. Spread it around for god's sake.
Posted by courtlande6 on 02/26/13 10:14 AM
PCRoger: Wikpedia states two important points about BullionVault:
1) "Purchased gold and silver is held in personally allocated storage with Via Mat International or with The Brink's Company in either London, New York or Zurich." So much for BullioVault being a safe-haven.
2) Perhaps on a larger scale, "BullionVault is the sole operating business of Galmarley Ltd, which is partly owned by Lord Rothschild, of the Rothschild family."
I have my doubts about investing in gold with them. Other suggestions?
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 02/26/13 06:21 AM
"The nonsignificant adjusted VE [Vaccine Effectiveness] of 9% against A (H3N2) among persons aged =65 years is similar to the estimate in a recent interim report from Europe and reinforces the need for continued advances in influenza vaccines, especially to increase protective benefits for older adults."
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Posted by cat writer on 02/26/13 12:45 AM
"Human Resources" is what Americans call what used to be "personnel". As is typical, the term implies that employees are valuable. The reality behind that facade is quite different.
Posted by mava on 02/25/13 11:41 PM
"Easier said than done."
It is not that hard, either, DB.
Have you seen that french movie, "best deal" was it or something like that, where a woman was trying to emigrate to France and the guy, a French citizen, made a business marriage with her. In the beginning, this was all about simply earning some money for him. But as the things progressed, he had to vacate France, and she offered to him, instead of money, her citizenship, which was what they have done. It turned out to be a swap. Easy-peazy lemon-squeezy.
I've mentioned that film once to a friend, in a hypothetical conversation. To which he replied that he is already married. Lol! Where are you married, I asked? In a state book or in your heart?
I don't think he understood my point. Did I even had one?
Posted by EBS on 02/25/13 10:29 PM
UCC: The Bible Of Commerce
The UCC is the 'bible' of commerce; it precisely dictates the manner in which international trade and commerce should be enacted. In fact, the entire commercial system pivots around UCC law. If your mortgage is foreclosed on or your car is repossessed, the bank uses the UCC process to do so.
But UCC law is not taught in law schools. It remains the domain of corporations and their operatives, who train their legal-department employees in UCC law as required - thus keeping the knowledge of this important mechanism 'in house'. But one of the trustees of OPPT was professionally involved in UCC law for some time, and understands intimately how the 'Powers That Were' manipulated the UCC to control the United States financial system at a very high level.
UCC expert, mother, and OPPT spearhead Heather Ann Tucci-Jarraf used the foreclosure of her own home as a test case. She challenged the foreclosure through UCC process, and in doing so discovered - put very simply - that the U.S. court system invariably supports the corporate system.
Not surprising really, given that 99% of our laws relate to ownership… or commerce.
After exercising extreme prudence, the OPPT concluded that the corporations operating under the guise of the people's governments and financial systems were committing treason against the people of this planet without the people's knowing, willing and intentional consent. The final report from the investigation can be found here.
So… in order to foreclose on 'the system', the Trustees of OPPT set a trap using the legal structure provided to them BY 'the system'.
Posted by EBS on 02/25/13 10:07 PM
1) Governments are were Corporations. The Corporate Government phenomenon is not only demonstrated by the way 'governments' behave as Beneficiaries (not as Trustees) of the government Trust, but the paper-trail also proves it! The United States, Canada, Australia, The United Kingdom, France, Italy, Brazil, Japan, South Africa…. and the list goes on…. all are US-based corporate entities, registered as such with the United States Security & Exchanges Commission… and operating as such at our expense. 'The system' is oligarchical in nature, in that it is geared only to profit 'the few' while the rest of us work to support it.
2) Persons are were corporations: At birth, a birth certificate application is signed by your parents which is used by Corporate Government to commence a Trust in your name. This Trust is used as collateral, and a collateral account is created and funded in your name. You are the Beneficiary of this Trust… but no-one tells you it exists. If you do not complete a Will by the age of 7, Corporate Government declares you deceased - under admiralty law of all things! - and you are officially considered by the system to be 'lost at sea'. Seriously. Corporate Government then assumes financial control of your estate, and they - aware that most of us do in fact live beyond 7 - continue to treat us as living slaves. The funds generated by monetizing your life - using you as collateral - are loaned to you when you apply for bank finance, mortgages etc. You are then forced to work to repay those funds - plus interest - back to the system. Legally, you have no rights because you're considered 'dead' by the age of 7. You lose.
(Click here for more information on the Government Trust relationship).
3) Mass media is the tool used by Corporate Governments to deliver propaganda directly to your home. It is used to manipulate public perceptions of Corporate Government actions and inactions, to reinforce social norms, limits and behaviours, and to sell you crap by creating a 'need' and then providing you with a product to fulfill it. And it isn't limited just to Media; the psychology of the 'old' paradigm is reinforced through educational and religious institutions as well.
Corporations, Governments and Media all tell the same lies. They are all part of the same beast.
4) As a result, the world's economic structure is was a mechanism of mass slavery. Slavery is a system under which people are treated as property, and are forced to work. Slaves are held against their will from the time of their capture, purchase or birth, and deprived of the right to leave, or to refuse to work.
You were born into 'the system' without any say in how it works. You were raised and taught to contribute to the system. You must work exhaustive hours in the system, and you must pay taxes to the system. You must adhere to the rules of the system - most of which relate to property and ownership - or you will be punished by the system. By design, the system will deliver abundance only to a select few, and many others will go hungry. But if you don't like it, you cannot leave the system. The system 'owns' everything, everyone and everywhere.
Until now, you had one option: play along. It's like living in a casino with no exit. And the house always wins.
Posted by 1776 on 02/25/13 08:34 PM
Jan. 17 (Bloomberg) -- In today's "Single Best Chart," Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu displays how inflation has increased in the 100 years since the creation of the Federal Reserve. She speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance."
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Posted by EBS on 02/25/13 07:40 PM
FEBRUARY 24, 2013
Greetings dear ones. We come again to encourage and advise you regarding the current state many of you find yourselves in. There are huge changes taking place within the physical, emotional, and mental bodies of every evolving individual. Old energy from eons of time that were and still are stored within cellular memory is releasing. This process uses a lot of energy, often leaving you feeling depleted and wondering if there is a physical problem. Honor this process--on the days you feel depleted, lay down and just rest if you can. Try to do less of the physical if you must be at your job. This depletion will pass and often varies from day to day.
This is also a time when many are feeling anxious, confused, and concerned regarding what their next step is to be. Do not try to figure this out. You have been trained to plan and use the mind for a solution to every situation. That is not the way it is to be in the future. You are learning to let go of the need to know everything and instead to listen, trusting your increasingly powerful intuition while not trying to figure everything out with the mind. Mind in its purest sense, is an avenue of awareness. If you have chosen ascension and are working to understand the deeper truths, then all is proceeding according to plan regardless of how it seems nothing is happening. You don't need to know exactly what is coming for the world and for yourselves personally, for it is still unfolding. Your job is to allow that by staying centered in truth through meditation and practice while not getting energetically involved in the negative appearances around you. The world is shifting to a higher resonance and every bit of truth you know adds to it, helping to bring about the shift.
When you find you not longer enjoy certain foods in the amounts you used to, then just don't eat them any longer--foods or amounts. If you discover that those entertainments you always enjoyed no longer resonate with you, then don't keep trying to revive them--for in most cases, they are finished. Massive changes are taking place on all levels dear ones; friends, family, likes, and dislikes, concepts and beliefs are all finding a new place within your consciousness. The only error is in trying to hold on to what is finished. "Go with the flow" as it is said, honor your intuition, and do those things you are being guided to do in each moment even if it means laying down doing nothing.
Mankind has been taught to keep physically and mentally busy in every moment which worked and was frequently necessary in many very physical past lifetimes, but in the new energy "busyness" of mind and body can simply be a distraction which at times can actually cause you to feel ill. A constant barrage of noise through 24/7 use of phones, media, electronic games etc. can be very off centering and discordant to the higher frequencies and simply serves to hold you in the old. Release the hold these things may have on you regardless of how much the world tells you they are "must haves". We are not saying that you need to give up the things or games you still enjoy, but we are saying that they need to take their proper place through the realization that they are not a necessity.
... .We wish to speak today of energy which is a topic you have all have read or heard about and often discuss yet many do not fully understand. Energy is the vibration or essence of Divine Consciousness and is therefore the substance of all that is and the connection binding all living things which you call Love. Energy when interpreted by a consciousness that is not very evolved and is filled with false concepts and beliefs will appear and feel very dense and heavy. Energy appears lighter and lighter as levels of awareness evolve and is pure Light in the higher dimensions. A person's aura is the energy resonance they are manifesting at a particular time. The colors making up an individual's aura are facets of this pure light. The ever changing qualities of beliefs, past life experiences, talents, health etc. are all reflected in this diffusion of pure white light. An individual's state of consciousness appears as their aura and is their personal energy field.
You are often told to sent light to someone who having a hard time. This means to see pure white or gold Light flowing to and surrounding them. This will help to lift them into this higher, lighter frequency if they allow it . Sometimes a person will refuse the Light and you will experience this as a blocking of the flow. If this happens, you simply give the Light to the person's Higher Self to be released when it will be accepted.
Colors are simply facets or qualities broken out from pure consciousness which is seen as white. Many healing modalities teach you that one color is for this, or another color is for that which is true because each color has its own "job" so to speak, each a facet of that completeness that is Divine Consciousness. However, when you send light to someone just send pure white or gold light because Light is consciousness and It knows far better than the human what the other person needs. If you are given a certain color when doing this, then you are being guided to include this ray when sending light. The violet flame of St. Germain carries the energy of transmutation and is why you so often hear references to the violet flame. The violet ray is a powerful energy you can use for yourselves. Picture yourself standing in the violet temple standing in the violet flame itself while holding the intention that it transmute all that is old and finished into the new and higher.
Energy is frequency and can be used or ms-used in the third dimension. You use energy as electricity but it can kill. Some try and use energy for selfish ends which is the essence of the dark arts. Right now you are feeling the intensity of new and higher energies as they become the new you. This is why you are experiencing buzzing noises in your head, ears ringing, dizziness, heart flutterings and so many other odd physical symptoms that would scare you if you did not understand what was happening.
The energy making up the whole you is changing in multitudinous ways you are not even aware of and has never been done before while individuals remained in their physical bodies. Because of this you are presenting a whole new scenario to the many closely monitoring this process from other planets. Try not to fear with regard to whatever you are experiencing at this time dear ones, but simply allow the process to unfold and do what you are guided to do even if or when it is nothing.
Please know that if you are experiencing intense physical issues that concern you, it is entirely appropriate for you to go to your doctor, but also understand that often these issues will turn out to be your experience of the release of old injuries, memories, vows, or anything from the past or present intense enough to be stored in cellular or emotional memory.
All is well dear ones, all is proceeding according to plan.
We are the Arcturian Group 2/24/13
Posted by 1776 on 02/25/13 07:05 PM
February 22, 2013
The Feds Want Your Retirement Accounts By John White
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Posted by victorbarney on 02/25/13 03:59 PM
The Real deal: America, as MARXIST in ideology now for over 100 years are Israel by the seed of Joseph & as promised already have possessed the largest civil empire in history(i.e., sun never sets on the Brithish empire), so there was nothing left for brother u.s. to do but have our "women alone" elect the promised "RIGHT ANTI-CHRIST"(MARXIST) over U.S. this time to further forfill prophecy about first & last. First comes to two-witnesses one of these VERY SOON coming fall feast's of Trumpets(war)e.g. 2013? These two-witnesses of Revelation, chapter 11 will leave 144,000 Anglo-Saxons left alive with Joseph replacing Dan as being protected during the pewriod of time known as "Jacob's trouble." Once over, 3 1/2 days later, also as written in Revelation, this time in Revelation 18, our Savior returns to earth and immediately totally destroys Babylon & the Islamic caliphate in one hour, as written in Revelation, 18:10. This is written and will be done... Again, watch, for at least as long as possible for you...
Posted by EBS on 02/25/13 03:27 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Alert: The One Peoples Public Trust Forecloses on Major Corporations, including Banks
February 04, 2013 -- The One People's Public Trust today is alerting each man, woman and child on this planet that banks and corporations operating under the guise of the people's governments have been foreclosed upon by their own free will. The titles, ownership, and rights of these corporations and all their assets are now duly secured and held in trust for the one people of this planet, equally.
Multiple investigations uncovered evidence of principals, agents, and beneficiaries of a slavery system that knowingly performed substantial and systematic deceptive acts and practices, fraud, theft, and commandeering of the value of the one people of this planet without their knowing, willing and intentional consent. Based on the record of this slavery system, The Public Trust lawfully and legally duly registered the foreclosure, judgement, and remedy against these corporations for the damages made and done against the people of this planet that they have damaged.
This action is the outcome of multiple-year investigations. People of the planet, on every country, may have a financial interest in the assets of these former principals, agents, and beneficiaries of the foreclosed corporations and banks. Interested people everywhere on this planet are encouraged to investigate this matter on their own, See Click to view link
The Public trust asserts what is: that each man, woman, and child has unalienable value and rights granted and deposited in them by the Creator and not any one of the people is subordinate to any artificial principality, corporate fiction or the special interest of another without their appropriate knowing, willing and intentional consent made by contract or accommodation agreement. The Public Trust that which already was.
The people have already determined and demanded that public banking systems, national governments, and their supporting judicial systems must be fully transparent, accountable, and liable. The Public Trust has secured the value for all concerned, for all People are treated equal.
About One People's Public Trust (OPPT), The Public Trust, the One People's Public Trust, People's Public Trust 1776, etc., are duly secured, entered into Law Ordinance, inclusive of Universal Law Ordinance, notice by action of entry into International Law Ordinance, notice by public registrat...
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Posted by Frank on 02/25/13 03:18 PM
The USA is getting more & more tyrannical. Rather than our Federal Government working for us, "We the People", we are turning into slaves for the state which will "insist that citizens constitute a state asset".
So... we no longer belong to ourselves, we now belong to the state!?
I remember WW2 historians pointing out that in Nazi Germany, the Nazis referred to their citizens as state resources to be numbered, categorized & used/expended as state property with no regard to viewing them as individuals having any rights of their own.
Looks like the USA has decided to treat it's citizens more & more like the Nazis did!! I thought that's why we fought against Hitler & the axis power tyrants.
Remember folks, it's BOTH the Democrats & Republicans that are doing this to us as the government keeps getting bigger & bigger & more Unconstitutional no matter which Party has control of the White House, Congress or majorities in the Supreme Court.
Posted by BuyAndStoreGold on 02/25/13 02:19 PM
While not having been to Singapore to check out Simon's recommendation we feel that he probably is quite sincere about his not getting anything from the recommendation - he just wants the best for his members.
Yet, many of these recommendations are for the very well heeled!
I could be wrong, but I think, in the U.S. anyway, a great many Daily Bell readers want to take action in regard to offshore gold storage but are simply not affluent enough for places like Das Safe (Austria) and this new opportunity proposed by Mr. Black.
For these folks I think even he would agree, based on his past comments, that [a href="Click to view link"]BullionVault[/a] is the least cost method to get started with offshore storage of gold and silver; in many cases preferable to GoldMoney.
BullionVault has been and continues to be one of the favorite points of discussion and articles at Click to view link.
Posted by PCRoger on 02/25/13 02:09 PM
Piece 'o cake to head to Singapore with your gold; and easy to have residence in multiple jurisdictions...
If you're rich, anyway.
For the rest of us, BullionVault is the best alternative for now and hopefully ViaMat (or Brinks, or Rhenus, or someone new) will never show them the door.
Posted by 1776 on 02/25/13 12:57 PM
States seek currencies made of silver and gold By Blake Ellis February 3, 2012
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