Exerpt from an article by Jeff Berwick in the Dollar Vigilante

I hope he doesn’t mind but I really love the articles Jeff posts in the Dollar Vigilante. I completely agree with him that it is a good idea to find some way to get out of the US before its too late. I am trying my best to follow that advice but for the moment, I’m still stuck here. I cut this out and pasted it here, it is referring to other parts of the article but this is the best part…

LULLED INTO COMPLACENCY

The first two people I mentioned above have their eyes wide open and know that it is time to get out of the US and the west in general.  The third is like many people I have met.  2008 scared them but the money printing since then has lulled them into a sense of complacency.  But, this is absolutely not the time to be complacent.

There are so many indications of a rapid increase in tyranny, especially in the US, that I believe we are near another major event.  There are already capital controls in the US… although they have been deftly hidden.  FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) is now making it nearly impossible for an American to get their capital outside of the US.  Most banks and brokerages on Earth already won’t accept Americans because of it.  And every week we see more, including numerous gold storage facilities also turning away Americans.

One of the only ways to get your assets securely outside of the US as an American now is to buy foreign real estate.  And, I expect, even that will soon be shuttered.

And, the time to get a foreign passport is also running out as the “Ex-Patriot Act” continues to worm its way through congress.  Ex-Patriot is an acronym.  It stands for “Expatriation Prevention by Abolishing Tax-Related Incentives for Offshore Tenancy Act”.  You can’t be more clear than that.  There will soon be a law in the US that prevents expatriation!  If you aren’t running to get a second passport now, and have the means to do so, I don’t know how much clearer I can be about the urgency.  TDV Passports, of course, is here to help.

And now, look at what else is happening.  Some libertarians have moved to New Hampshire for the “Free State Project” to try to start a libertarian community and the local government has applied for military style armored vehicles for the explicit reason to quell this… even naming the Free State Project explicitly as being a threat.

Also, in the last week, every major bitcoin provider, person or company in the US has been subpoeanaed in New York.  You can read more about that here, “Every Important Person In Bitcoin Just Got Subpoenaed By New York’s Financial Regulator” at Forbes.  Bitcoin is an amazing revolution in money but I saw that writing on the wall in the US a few months ago when I helped found a Bitcoin ATM and then quickly withdrew… good thing or I did or my name would’ve been on that list.

I would have been in a much better position than most on that list from persecution, however, as I do not hold a US passport and hold a passport, through TDV Passports, in a much less aggressive jurisdiction as well as having all my assets outside of the US.  But I realized quickly that this was too dangerous of a thing to be involved in at this time.

Already too many people have stood up to the American empire, like Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden and Adam Kokesh.  Manning looks set to life in prison, Snowden is still in limbo and seeking political refuge in Russia and Adam Kokesh remains in a cage to this day after his house was raided by numerous men in black outfits, helicopters and tanks and a mushroom was planted.

Now, even the secure email provider that Edward Snowden used, Lavabit, shuttered their 10 year old business after being attacked by the US government for the crime of allowing people to communicate without them being able to read everything they send.  Even that was not enough though as today the founders of Lavabit are being threatened with arrest just for shutting down their business!

Countless times per day, police are killing and raping people and shutting down businesses in the US.

Here is one of the latest from Huffington Post:

A small organic farm in Arlington, Texas, was the target of a massive police action last week that included aerial surveillance, a SWAT raid and a 10-hour search.

Members of the local police raiding party had a search warrant for marijuana plants, which they failed to find at the Garden of Eden farm. But farm owners and residents who live on the property told a Dallas-Ft. Worth NBC station that the real reason for the law enforcement exercise appears to have been code enforcement. The police seized “17 blackberry bushes, 15 okra plants, 14 tomatillo plants … native grasses and sunflowers,” after holding residents inside at gunpoint for at least a half-hour, property owner Shellie Smith said in a statement. The raid lasted about 10 hours, she said.

Local authorities had cited the Garden of Eden in recent weeks for code violations, including “grass that was too tall, bushes growing too close to the street, a couch and piano in the yard, chopped wood that was not properly stacked, a piece of siding that was missing from the side of the house, and generally unclean premises,” Smith’s statement said. She said the police didn’t produce a warrant until two hours after the raid began, and officers shielded their name tags so they couldn’t be identified.

DO NOT GET COMPLACENT

It is our job here at The Dollar Vigilante to keep abreast of what is going on and I can tell you personally, the US is one of the most dangerous places on Earth at this moment in time to live and keep your capital.  And forget about making money.  The land of opportunity is no more.

Even trying to operate a lemonade stand without a permit results in numerous government goons arriving, people ending up in handcuffs and arrest threats being made.

Lemonadefreedom.com just started up to make this starkly clear.  John Stossel, one of the only reasonable voices on Fox News also went through the process to open a child’s lemonade stand.

Here is what it takes in the land of the free for a child to open a lemonade stand:

1) Register as sole proprietor with the County Clerk’s Office (must be done in person)

2) Apply to the IRS for an Employer Identification Number

3) Complete 15-hr Food Protection Course!

4) After the course, register for an exam that takes 1 hr. You must score 70 percent to pass. (Sample question: “What toxins are associated with the puffer fish?”) If you pass, allow 3-5 weeks for delivery of Food Protection Certificate.

5) Register for sales tax Certificate of Authority

6) Apply for a Temporary Food Service Establishment Permit. Must bring copies of the previous documents and completed forms to the Consumer Affairs Licensing Center.

Do you know what the process is to open a lemonade stand in Mexico, Chile or most other non-western countries on Earth?  You need some lemons and some cups.

IT’S ALL OVER BUT THE FEMA CAMPS

I’ve been way ahead of the curve here.  For more than three years now I’ve been advising to get your ass and assets outside of the US.   I even did an interview with Adam Kokesh where I advised him to get out of the US and come to Acapulco (Preview) for his own safety.  He’s now been kidnapped and is sitting in a cage.

There will be no political solutions to the collapse of the US empire.  My upcoming book, “Escape from Amerika” further states this.  It’s all over except for the FEMA camps and likely another false flag event to shut the whole place down like a prison.

The End Of The Monetary System As We Know It (TEOTMSAWKI) cometh.  I don’t know what else to tell you except that I have already gotten out of the West and taken all the same advice that I offer here (and in our paid newsletter with even more detailed information).  I’ve put my money where my mouth is.

And, if you are logical and rational and have done your research, you know I will be right.  Sadly.

If you have an IRA either cash it out (preferably) or if you are unwilling, put it into a Self-Directed IRA (TDV Self Directed IRAs again can help here) and get most of your assets outside of the US.  You can even buy investment property in foreign countries… GGC being my own #1 pick – although I am obviously biased.  But if you go down to Chile, see the free-er market in action, the economic growth and the location (it is Napa Valley in the 1940s) you will see clearly what I see.  It’s that blatantly obvious.

As for me, I just arrived in Acapulco and another TDVer is in town and we’re going for a drink to discuss life, love, liberty and freedom.  All my favorite topics.

Now is not the time to get complacent.  Things are about to get real messy again and this will make 2008 look like a cakewalk.  Mark my words.

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