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ChrisGraley (29.71)

July 2009

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I might have figured out how to out-smart the government. I'll let them out-smart themselves!

July 29, 2009 – Comments (10) | RELATED TICKERS: GO , NOW.DL2

Ok I few posts ago, I had mentioned a problem I saw with Chris vs the US in my quest to be a sovereign individual. The problem was that my current income can not move with me and any new income that I try to establish before I leave, can be considered a tax dodge when I leave even if I decide to establish it outside the US. Now before I get someone posting that I could easily hide that income from the government and get away with it, I'm aware of that, but I choose to leave with a clean slate and my dignity.  [more]

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My possible second residence. Does anybody know anything about Andorra?

July 27, 2009 – Comments (7)

I say second residence, but it might wind up being my first residence.  [more]

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Both bad news and fantastic news about my diplomatic passport.

July 25, 2009 – Comments (1)

First, as I suspected, the diplomatic passport from the third world country is pretty worthless. I had three choices of countries and I knew that they wouldn't help much for visa free travel, but they would help me with privacy. I could get diplomatic plates and a few more perks like traveling with a diplomatic bag. Those things, while worth more to me than most people, were not worth the price being charged. I thought that if I could get an appointment to one or more of the countries that I would reside in though, that the diplomatic immunity would be priceless. Surprisingly I could get appointment quite easily. The problem is that if I got appointed, it would garner me more attention and not less attention. Apparently these 3 countries give a diplomatic passport to anyone with the money and other governments know it. The people with these documents walk into a country with a lot of attention from the federal police force. Also, passports of this type are easily rescinded by the corrupt government that issues them, making this a poor investment. I have a really good lawyer working on this, but he admittedly knows nothing about obtaining a diplomatic passport. He did know another lawyer that suggested 2 countries in the EU. We are looking into those now, but those 2 countries were recOn another note, I think that St Kitts may be out of the picture for noe.ommended by a third gentleman. The other lawyer also referred us to him and he is so off grid it amazes me! He is off-grid in a way that only a government can make you off grid. He had some great advice. He explained that if I wanted to be a legitimate diplomat, I should deal with diplomats. He also said that diplomats are always willing to trade for something that they want, you just have to know what that is. He told me that diplomats gain status by pleasing politicians, and I simply have to read the news for a particular country and see what the government is focused on. He also gave me a couple of other ideas, if the research in the 2 other countries doesn't pan out. The thing that got me most excited was when I asked him if he thought that trying for a diplomatic passport from a respectable country is a pipe dream. He said that while I might have to be persistent, my odds were good. I just had to be in the right place with the right idea at the right time.   [more]

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Going off grid! Disappearing requires a lot of paperwork!

July 24, 2009 – Comments (26)

I've been working on my plan to become a perpetual traveller and I thought I would share a little of my progress with you.  [more]

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At least sombody can get one over Goldman Sachs

July 23, 2009 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GS , BRK

The Link  [more]

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Why quantitative easing can't work as a long term solution.

July 23, 2009 – Comments (4)

After listening to the game plan to control inflation, I finally realized that the government's plan will work, it just won't work for long.  [more]

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Who needs money laundering?

July 17, 2009 – Comments (1)

While researching my new life as a perpetual traveller, I started looking into owning my own bank. Believe it or not this can be down with less than $10,000 including the software for managing accounts, wire transfers ect...  [more]

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Anyone with any opinion, what so ever, about anything, should read this.

July 11, 2009 – Comments (30)

For the last couple of months I've seriously been thinking about expatriating from the US. Actually I've thought about it on and off for the last 20 years, but I've now been thinking about it again really seriously.  [more]

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Inflation vs deflation.

July 02, 2009 – Comments (16)

The key argument with the people pointing to deflation as a result of this recession is the velocity of money. Quite frankly, it's a darn good one. They argue that for inflation to occur, you not only need an influx of money, but you need the velocity of that money to change hands in the system to be at least what it was before the money was added. If the speed it goes through the system slows, so does the inflationary impact. We definitely have a huge increase in the amount of money, but we aren't seeing inflation?  [more]

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Ronald McDonald is an economic genious!

July 01, 2009 – Comments (17)

Mickey D's is going ahead with a premium "Angus" burger that they have been working on for the last 2.5 years.  [more]

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Possible 4th Bank wave?

July 01, 2009 – Comments (0)

I was talking with a friend, who's opinion I value, and he mentioned that the government is quietly checking into the viability of uninsured money market funds.  [more]

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