Modern technology in transportation has weakened the protective borders of time and space. More ships, trains, planes and trucks deliver more goods across more borders, in bulkier and faster ways.
Change comes more quickly, now, from further away.
See how I’m adapting with loquats.
Rapid transportation has many benefits. We can enjoy fruits out of season and exotic foods that would otherwise never be enjoyed. We get goods made with less expensive labor and in more efficient, productive ways.
These savings and enhancements are due mainly to the human’s ability to defeat time and space with global shipping.
There is a downside also. The goods get sent to us along with bad, in water, on land and in the air!
On land, Burmese pythons are probably the main reason why mammal populations have declined very sharply in the Everglades.
Asian carp and Zebra mussels (from Europe) threaten some US waterways.
This is not a new phenomenon. Take for example the Chestnut blight that started at the turn of the last century. I still see the results of this Japanese fungal disease at our farm in North Carolina.
This blight was accidentally introduced to North America around 1904 from Japanese nursery stock. This first report of it was in the chestnut trees on the grounds of the Bronx Zoo. Within 50 years it killed an estimated 4 billion trees. Today there are almost no mature American chestnut trees left alive.
The loss of the chestnut tree had a devastating economic and social impact on communities in the Eastern United States. Those who relied on that tree had to adapt!
The Hemlock Wooly Adelgid blight, is another disaster transported from Japan. An aphid sucks sap from hemlock trees and was first found in the Eastern United States near Richmond, Virginia, in 1951. The blight has spread from northern Georgia to coastal Maine and southwestern Nova Scotia. 90% of the geographic range of eastern hemlock in North America has been infected and Wooly Adelgid threatens the entire eastern hemlock.
We found a solution to Wooly Adelgid for hemlocks that we can reached with an orchard sprayer, but hundreds of dead hemlocks stand in the remote parts of the farm.
In recent years, I have watched Asian Citrus Greening disease, spread by tiny insects, ruin the orange industry around our Florida grove.
Asian Citrus Greening was first reported in China in 1943, but did not affect the United States, until it reached the US in Florida in 2005. Within three years, it had spread to the majority of Florida citrus farms. Within a decade it had spread across the US.
No cure for citrus greening disease is known and it has devastated the citrus industry including our small commercial navel grove. We have found ways to keep the grove operational for a few more years, but chances are, our days as orange producers are limited.
I have to adapt to that reality.
I would prefer to keep the land we have in some form of agricultural endeavor and have continually asked myself, “how should we adapt”.
Pine trees and hay are two alternatives that some of our neighboring grove owners have chosen. Christmas trees could be an alternative. A couple of blueberry farms have started up nearby and one grove has switched to You-Pick hybrid peaches.
My business model is restrictive though… minimum investment and work. Maximum profit.
The orange business has been simple. I check in once in a while with my grove manager and ask, “How’s it going?” I introduced them to Biowash which helped increase our yield until the Citrus greening took hold.
Plus I get out and do some of the manual labor. That effort cuts production costs, and I bushhog the weeds because I enjoy the process and know I have to do something for exercise. Why not save on labor costs instead of spending money on labor and membership in a gym.
Other than that bit of work, I have left the grove managers alone.
Alongside our orange grove we have a series of loquat trees and this year we have a bumper crop.
So Merri and I have been busy picking loquats, making delicious healthy loquat pies and loquat preserves and dried loquats.
Loquat is an amazing, healthy fruit. An article “13 Amazing Health Benefits of Loquat Fruit” (1) shows why.
The article says: Loquat Fruit health benefits includes boosting immune system, preventing indigestion, managing high blood pressure, preventing risk of cancer, supporting respiratory health, balancing cholesterol level, strengthening bones, promoting blood circulation, managing diabetes, maintaining eyesight and treating inflammation.
Loquat fruit is a rare gem. You may not find it frequently in the markets but it contains a high nutritional value. Like other fruits, you can enjoy juicy chunks of loquat fruit in a bowl of salad.
Consuming the fruit regularly is highly beneficial for your immune, digestive, respiratory, and cardiovascular system. Moreover, loquat fruit can also become a natural source to maintain eyes health.
The round shape and bright orange colored fruit belong to China. Loquats only grow in the cooler area specifically hills; you can find it in the Himalaya too. It is fascinating to learn that the flower of the loquat fruit blossom in winter and ripe in other seasons. Moreover, the leaves of the fruit also contain nutrients that you can obtain by consuming tea with them.
Nutritional Value of Loquat Fruit
Calcium 5 g
Carbohydrates 12 g
Dietary fiber 7 g
Iron 5 g
Magnesium 2 g
Potassium 266 mg
Polyunsaturated fat 1 g
Protein 4 g
Sodium 1 mg
Vitamin A 2 g
Vitamin B6 9 g
Vitamin C 3 g
The health benefits of loquat are impressive and the fruit is delicious.,
Use the Power of Natural Law
As I was picking loquats next to my orange grove, I pondered how to adapt. It suddenly ocurred to me that I was harvesting fruit from trees that seem to thrive without irrigation, without fertilization and without any other form of maintenance and care. I thought “why not loquats”?
Those who have read much about our agricultural efforts know that I only like crops that are naturally easy. In North Carolina, we plant ginseng because our farm is the natural habitat for this medicinal root.
We raise trout, because our creek and pond are perfect environments for trout.
In our trout pond, they get quite large!
Perhpas loquats fit into this natural definition.
There is no doubt that loquats are not native to central Florida. Nor are the rainbow trout we raise native to our Blue Ridge creek. Both seem to do very well naturally, without extra effort.
So I am trying a few things with loquats.
We are picking and double washing. We are freezing and dehydrating them. We are making them into jam and making loquat pie.
They spoil really quickly so harvest, processing and delivery will be a challenge to overcome.
Plus I am planting seeds to see if I can create a loquat nursery. Perhaps as orange trees die or are taken out of the grove I’ll replace them with loquat seedlings.
Of course the big question is who “will buy them?” What chain of distribution should we use etc.?
Perhaps we’ll never find a way to make a loquat grove easy and profitable, but I hope you get the drift of how I am thinking about ways to adapt.
When change creates a problem look for natural opportunities that are created by the change.
There are many citrus based addages about problems and how to adapt.
“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”
“When life gives you lemons…add melted butter, toasted paprika and dip some lobster in it!”
“When life gives you lemons ask it for sugar and water too. Otherwise your final product would be some acidic lemon juice!”
“When life hands you lemonade, don’t try to make lemons”
“when life gives you a lemon, take it. don’t waste food”
We can look at change in many ways by turning problems into opportunity in natural ways.
One Man – Millions RuinedForget nuclear threats. No one will do it. Mad (mutual assured destruction) still works.
Plus building an A bomb is a lot of work and requires remarkable resources and skill.
Hacking is much better. The damage is formidable.
Even one man can do a lot towards bringing a nation down.
Russian and Chinese hacking are bigger problems than bombs.
Hackers have done so much more damage than any explosive. The Wall Street Journal article “Russian Hackers Stole NSA Data on U.S. Cyber Defense” (1) says “The breach, considered the most serious in years, could enable Russia to evade NSA surveillance and more easily infiltrate U.S. networks.”
The Navy Times website article “Report: Navy is under ‘cyber siege,’ national secrets leaking from the hull” (2) tells how cyber skills will be weapon of the next war.
The report reveals a 57-page internal Navy review that shows a dire picture regarding an ongoing cyber war pitting hackers against the Navy.
The report shows how the Navy and its contractors “under cyber siege” by many, including Chinese government hackers . The hackers have exploited critical flaws in U.S. cyber security to steal huge amounts of national security secrets from the defense industry.
The final report claims that although the U.S. is aware of cyber attacks by foreign hackers, the government has struggled to respond to the large number of breaches and has failed to effectively warn its defense contractors.
“We are under siege,” a senior Navy official said in the report. “People think it’s much like a deathly virus — if we don’t do anything, we could die.”
The document reports that China’s involvement in hacking has boosted its military prowess, “thereby altering the calculus of global power,” the Journal added.
The Russians and Chinese are not the worst worry either.
We have enough personal security worries from the US alone.
Look at the damage that one single person can do!
Recently the Federal Reserve Bank sent me a letter saying that a Fed employee had stolen data about customers of numerous banks including ours… and including Merri’s and my accounts. They gave me two years of free credit security.
One person, with one 500 gigabyte flash drive can ruin your life and millions of others.
Once that data is out who knows what those, who have access to it, will do… to you and to me?
One Fed employee isn’t the only sad story.
Equifax claims that a single mistake, by just one employee, exposed sensitive personal information of nearly 146 million Americans.
In the same month, Yahoo admitted that a 2013 hack affected all three billion of its accounts. (3)
Everyone it seems… from a single person to entire nations… want their hands in your pockets…
Their pen on your checkbook..,
Their eyes in your room…
We have heard plenty about Russia, but China with more than half of its 1.4 billion people online, has a slew of cyberspies and hackers.
In 1999 Chinese hackers planted messages denouncing “NATO’s brutal action” on several U.S. government websites. Two years later Chinese hackers defaced thousands of U.S.-based websites, including the White House site.
Then they went quiet, so one wonders what they are silently up to. If they can get in the White House web sites… what else can they do… to me and to you?
Then there is North Korea. While they talk big about A-bombs and ICBMs, they have quietly been stealing bitcoins (4). There have been three attacks against South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges in just the last few months. The hackers go after cryptocurrency exchanges, swap them into other, more anonymous cryptocurrencies — or move them elsewhere and eventually withdraw them in traditional currencies.
They go after traditional banks as well.
North Korea is linked to attacks on banks in 18 countries including Bangladesh, Ecuador, the Philippines, Vietnam, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Gabon, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Poland, Taiwan, Thailand, and Uruguay. One of their cyberheists on Bangladesh’s Central Bank netted them tens of millions of dollars.
If they can steal from central banks… what chance do our individual accounts have?
Getting their hands on our money isn’t all.
Hackers, individuals and governments, are after control of our electricity grids, our subways and smartphones.
They can influence us… disrupt, divide and even bring an entire nation to a standstill.
Nor cell phones.
The lights go out.
Food and water in stores is… gone.
No radio. No internet… no TV.
What can we do?
Sadly, when it comes to protecting our money, our privacy and ways of life that involve the internet… there is not much we can do.
There is a way, however, to take advantage of modern technology but still have a safe lifestyle as well.
Live anywhere. Earn Everywhere. Become a Pruppie.
See below, how to gain a better, higher income, but with a safe and low stress life.
A huge economic struggle is taking place.
If that struggle is lost what’s left of our privacy, the safety of our food supply, the control over our health, the safety of our money and even the sanctity of our opinions and thoughts could be lost.
Markets and social order can collapse at any time. Schools are not safe from shooters on the rampage. Streets are in danger of terrorists ramming their cars into riders on bikes. We are no longer safe… in shopping centers, at festivals, even in the church.
Yet the bigger danger grows. This struggle is taking place, right now.
You can read about tiny parts of this conflict daily in the news. Most of the clash however is hidden from view. There are horrible consequences hidden beneath the visible spin.
There is an association forming that can ruin our health care, nutrition and the environment. This group an control what you read on the internet, see all the words in our phone calls, watch what we see on TV and slant the trends we learn about in social media.
Everything you write or say can be recorded and used to control what you hear and read.
The warning shot, above the surface, was the merger between Bayer and Monsanto.
Bayer and Monsanto each have each developed poisons that are harsh on our ecosystem.
The merger of the two firms should have been stopped to ensure human and planetary survival.
But these massive companies have invested so much into lobbying and financing political campaigns that they have the ability to shape political systems to their own end.
Scientific studies found that neonicotinoid pesticides made by Bayer have almost eradicated some bird populations and flying insects.
These pesticides, along with Monsanto’s toxic herbicide Roundup, have delivered a one-two punch against butterflies, honeybees and birds. Roundup has also been linked to over 40 human diseases, including cancer.
But both the US and the European Union approved the $66 billion merger of Bayer and Monsanto. This union not only increases the potential of adding toxic poison to the environment but also gives this giant form control over genetically modified (GMO) seeds that have reduced seed diversity globally.
This union is horrible enough, yet it’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Seven companies are involved in a more sinister plot.
The momentum of this dangerous alliance has picked up faster than anticipated.
I began researching and preparing a report “Learn Anywhere, Earn Everywhere” when the Bayer-Monsanto merger was the big deal. They were two of the seven firms involved in this almost invisible take-over of our food and medical services as well as the internet, cell phones and TV.
I started researching when I saw the hidden depths of this Bayer-Monsanto merger. I was truly concerned and shocked because my research discovered that the consolidation of Bayer and Monsanto is not the biggest merger nor the most dangerous by far.
I miscalculated how much time we have. I went to work on the report right away, taking my time to delve deeply, but even before I have finished the report, events have begun to heat up. The pace of this hidden unification has increased. Now another merger is taking place, far more destructive and the alliance has an incredible lobby program working to make sure that the deal goes through.
A triad of three huge concerns and four smaller ones with hundreds of billions of dollars have built one of the most formidable lobbying operations in Washington. Nearly 100 registered lobbyists are already on retainer and they include former members of Congress. One company in this heptagon is also the largest donor to federal lawmakers.
The donations we know of equal more than $11 million paid to 374 of the House’s 435 members and 85 of the Senate’s 100 members in this election cycle.
This deadly seven point affiliation is likely to snake into almost every part of our livelihood.
One part of the cartel will increase our dependence on modified food that can purposely increase our needs for pharmaceuticals manufactured and sold at outrageous prices by another arm of the group.
The organizations will know more about us than any other group in existence. They will (in fact they already are) act as spies for the government. This amalgamation will control what ads we see, the products we buy, listen into our phone calls and even monitor and influence what we see on TV.
Sadly most of the public will not even know that this fusion has taken place. Life will appear to go on as normal. They won’t even see the change as what’s left of their good life which could be drained away by corporate malfeasance.
This is why I am rushing a report to you so you can be one of the few who avoid the ruin of this alliance and gain rather than lose from the shift.
The report “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere” contains seven steps we can take to gain benefits and protection from this cartel.
Here is some background. At the beginning of the 20th century, Carl Duisberg, the head of Bayer, created a profit sharing cartel from three firms BASF, Bayer and Agfa, called the Dreibund (Triple Alliance) or little IG.
This German chemical association dominated commerce everywhere under the name of IG Farben, the largest company in Europe, the 4th largest anywhere and the largest chemical company in the world.
Because “Power Corrupts” this company morphed into something truly evil before and during the Second World War.
After WWII IG Farben was considered so morally corrupt it could not be allowed to continue to exist and was split into its original constituent companies. Today Agfa, BASF, Sanofi and Bayer (now expanded) remain.
This is where facts become truly scary. Some of these very same companies have merged with other mega concerns to create a new American Dreibund (a Triple Alliance dominating the USA). This new cartel has such power it can take control of your food, your medicine and even influence, if not control, what you read and the information you access for health and wealth. Even worse, they can monitor everything you do and give it to others in government and business as well.
From a political point of view we cannot do much about this alliance. The cartel has hundreds of billions of dollars and hundreds of lobbyists. They are making their big move right now, to take advantage of the current political distraction. They know that after an election politicians are willing to accept bad news because it will be forgotten in four years.
In addition their greatest enemy in the government has only a couple of months left as the head of the Federal agency that will fight this cartel.
Only a few people will know how to take advantage of the shifts created from the results of this alliance.
The sooner we act, the greater the benefits. This is why I want to rush my newest report “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere” to you. This report shares how to protect what you have from this coalition that is taking over mainstream media, our food supply as well as our medical history, health care and communications.
Fortunately a loophole can set you free. You can protect what you have and actually improve your situation, a lot. Merri and I have already jumped though the loophole and want to share why and how you should too.
How to Gain Extra Freedom – While Almost Everyone Loses Theirs. Become a Pruppie!
May I coin a new word, Pruppie?
We all know about preppers. They believe that the world, as we know it, is about to end. And we also know about Uppies, upward professionals as in Yuppies, young upward professionals. Uppies expect their world to get better.
The reality is that our worlds have changed and for most of us, there is still great opportunity for a better lifestyle, yet the preppies could be right.
I invite you to join Merri and me as Pruppies, those who expect the world to get better and live and earn based on that expectation but enjoy a progressive lifestyle of freedom that also happens to prepare us for bad times as well as good.
Just in case… the world goes sideways… we will still survive and prosper anyway. We do not give up anything much. We can enjoy the good parts of the new economy, as we protect ourselves from what can be bad.
For example in this report, you’ll see how to make your dining room table bring you more control, more time, more income and more freedom. After all, what can be more accessible than a dining room table?
You’ll even learn how to turn dining room tables into income and tax deductions as we have with these dining room tables we build out of local wood.
Let me be clear. I expect that the world will get better, at least for the few who adapt and avoid the dangers the American Dreibund has planned for the public. The wealth of the world, albeit with inequality, has continued to grow. There is an incredible new economy that’s opening for those who know what to do. There are great new opportunities and many of them offer enormous income potential and they even work well in disaster scenarios.
Let me provide one simple, concrete example. Ginseng.
This is a great health root. The demand is growing especially in China. At times good dried Ginseng sells for $1,000 a pound! This is an incredible and easy crop to grow. The less care you give it, the more valuable it can become. Yet if everything goes south, the health qualities will be good to have and make it an excellent barter item. Once you know what to do with ginseng, it’s easy to grow in your back yard.
Even better one of the best kept secrets is that ginseng and 125 other medicinal crops that are currently unsustainable but can be grown on land that is extraordinarily cheap.
Ginseng growing in our back yard. I know about growing ginseng through experience and explain why and how in the report.
There are are specific places that reduce your living expenses, easily increase your income, make you smarter, healthier and provide tax benefits as well.
Learn about these specific places. More important learn what makes these places special and seven freedom producing steps that you can use to find other similar spots of opportunity.
Here are some of the experiences this report shares:
The report includes a tax and career plan broken into four age groups, before you finish school, from age 25 to 50 – age 50-to 65 and what to do when you reach the age where tradition wants you to re-tire. (Another clue-you do not need to retire and probably should not).
The report is very specific because it is about what Merri and I, our children and even my sister and thousands of our readers have done and are doing.
Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere focuses on a system that takes advantage of living in Smalltown USA, but earning globally.
- Learn about the magic of the north facing slope. This is where Merri and I live almost half of our time. North facing mountain land is some of the least expensive in the world but has hidden values that the report reveals. There is a lot of this land and a lot of hidden value that you can tap. When we bought our Blue Ridge farm (252 acres) I mentioned this to my Swiss banking friend. “That’s bigger than the entire village where I live!” was his response. Smalltown USA offers a last chance at having a lot of space. By living in two Smalltown places there are enormous tax advantages as well. One step in the system saves Merri and me over $28,345 in taxes a year.
The report shows how to buy cheap north facing slopes and create an income producing tiny home for $29,000 or less.
If you lack the $29,000 to invest, a start up using tents is even less.
These are tipis we put up at our farm before we built our first tiny home. Learn how they can create tens of thousands of dollars in income for you.
- See ways that small businesses like Tipi rentals can create BIG tax savings as well as extra income. For more than 30 years Merri and I have enjoyed a strong six figure income, some years more, in the millions. Yet there have been very few years when we had to pay federal income tax. The report lays out a three structure program and how it is used when you are in school (up to age 30), then from 25 to 50, 50 to 70 and beyond 70. Learn why Chapter C corporations and pensions can be better than the normally recommended Chapter S. See how new mileage log rules gives you a possible opportunity to increase your tax deductions using IRS Form 4562. Using a two-vehicle strategy you can gain $12,976 in new deductions even if you do not have to drive one mile further or spend one additional penny on your car.
- See how a greenhouse can help you eat better and be healthier, plus provide income and a tax deduction and be funded by a government grant.
Our North Carolina greenhouse.
Our Florida greenhouse.
- There are similar benefits from having a second home office defined in IRS publication 463 and IRS publication 587, even if your desk is a dining room table. The report also shows how your dining room table can become an actual income producer as its creates a huge tax deduction at the same time, not to mention a great place to eat, work and lay out plans for a brighter, safer more lucrative and enjoyable future.
- Living in this environment is also healthier, economically as well as physically. You’ll see in the report how researchers at Harvard found an amazing correlation between living in conditions found on north facing slopes, longevity and mental health. The researchers were quite surprised by this strong correlation that also extended into mental health. In addition to feeling better, reducing stress and having more Joie de Vivre the places outlined in “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere” can help you avoid hospitals, high cost disease management (aka health care) and BIG pharma while providing an investment opportunity in three plants that have some of the fastest growing demand in natural health care. These three plants are just one of seven business opportunities that can create multiple streams of income.
- How changes in cell phone and internet technology eliminated the need to be in one place. An old law that creates new opportunity for small business in small towns is available to everyone.
- Use the specific search and purchase guide. Construction plans are included that show how to generate first tier income that leads to five, second tier avenues of earnings.
- How to pay off old debt and avoid new debt by avoiding spurts and embracing value.
- Learn seven skills that will always have value. See how to turn First Aid, medicinal plants, hospitality, food, trees, alternate energy and writing to sell into everlasting, low stress wealth.
This pond at our farm is a pleasure but also helps create a safe, healthy food supply and creates a tax deduction as well.
This may be the most important report I have written in 50 years. The information is certainly the most urgent. Do not delay. The risks are upon us right now and you’ll understand how the final steps of the alliance are taking place as you read the current news.
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(1) www.wsj.com: Russian hackers stole NSA data
(3) finance.yahoo.com: 2013 hack hit 3 billion Yahoo accounts
(4) money.cnn.com: North Korea hackers take bitcoin