Bulk Collection from 9/11

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Here’s one way scary technology can make our lives better.

9/11 is a big day in the world’s recent history and one change that technology made possible was the President’s Surveillance Program (PSP), an executive order by President George W. Bush which initially allowed NSA to collect telephone and internet communications between the US and abroad.

Fair enough?

Regretfully once started, the PSP has morphed, through a lot of trickery, to redefine “using technology to defend America to using technology to control it be redefining citizens private Internet communications as potential intelligence signals.”

Using secrecy and redefining some words such as “acquire and obtain” and by switching the phrase “mass surveillance” to “bulk collection”,  the NSA has gained the power to collect, analyze and keep a record of every phone and computer activity we make.

This has dramatically impacted our communication.

Mankind’s greatest power is the ability to communicate so I hope that we as a species can regain greater unity through the power in the ability to trust words, pictures and sound.

I’m currently reading Edward Snowden’s book “Permanent Record”.   The implications of how humanity has reduced the power of communication for the convenience of fast, easy data transmission is very disturbing.

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Eric Snowden’s book “Permanent record”.

I have shared numerous times at this site how the power of inconvenience.  Man can achieve the impossible but never overcome the inconvenient. Snowdens’ words in the preface of his book reinforce this thought.

He explained that “The creative Web collapsed and countless beautiful, difficult individualistic websites were shuttered. The promise of convenience led people to exchange their personal sites-which demanded constant and laborious upkeep-for a Facebook page or a Gmail account.” The appearance of ownership was easy to mistake for the reality of it. Few of us understood it at the time but none of the things we’d go on to share would belong to us anymore. The successors to the e-commerce companies that had failed because they couldn’t find anything we were interested in buying now had a new product to sell. That new product was us.”

We can look at the domination of big government and big business and feel that the change is very harmful.

No doubt the enormous change that has taken place is damaging to many lifestyles as we have know them.

To solve the results of such change, I work on the only logical premise that everything is always in perfect order.  Problems I think I see are due to my perception rather than the universe being awry.  This means there is a balance in any apparent current disorder,  There is profit and peacefulness to be gained when we seek to understand the change and adapt to benefit from it.

The same technology that is changing our lives creates opportunity in Smalltown USA.  This technology make it convenient to live in rural settings ad brings many benefits of big cities to small towns, without the crowds, the noise, the pollution, the traffic, the crime and other such detriments.

See below how to profit from technological change in Smalltown USA.

Gary

Here’s why there big opportunity in small towns,

In 2017, my report “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere” made several outrageous predictions about investing and living in Smalltown USA.  Readers of that report, who used this information, are cashing in with big profits now, four years after the fact.

It’s not too late!

Three recent Wall Street Journal front page stories show how profits have been made from predictions in my 2017 report “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere” .

That report predicted the upcoming inflation and suggested investments that would survive change and combat the loss of the dollar’s purchasing power.

One Wall Street Journal confirms the inflationary problem in its article “Higher Prices Leave Consumers Feeling the Pinch” (1).

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The article points out how Janet Yellen was trying to walk back her comments admitting inflation.  The government will do just about anything to stop interest rates from rising and to hold back panic over the purchasing power of the US dollar.

This front page article sums up the situation succinctly:

Price tags on consumer goods from processed meat to dishwashing products have risen by double-digit percentages from a year ago, according to NielsenIQ.

Whirlpool Corp. WHR -2.01% freezers and dishwashers and Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. SMG -0.56% lawn and garden products are also getting costlier, the companies say. Some consumers are feeling stretched.

Kaitlyn Vinson, a program manager in Denver, said her recent $275 bill at a Costco Wholesale Corp. COST -1.16% store, which included razors and cotton pads on top of her typical grocery list, was more expensive than usual. Ms. Vinson said she switched from buying fresh to frozen fruit and vegetables because they are less expensive and last longer.

Kaitlyn Vinson said her recent bill at a Costco store was more expensive than usual. “We’re sacrificing the food that I really like to cook just to be cheaper,” she said.

The 2017 report also looked at the danger to pipelines in the US and explained how to protect against a failing US infrastructure.

The second Wall Street Journal article headline “U.S. Pipeline Shutdown Exposes Cyber Threat to Energy Sector” (2).

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That article starts: For years, security officials and experts have warned about the energy infrastructure’s susceptibility to cybercrime.

Why we cannot depend on governments.

“Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere”  warned (in 2017) to avoid total dependence on our national infrastructure.

In that report, I shared an experience we suffered at our North Carolina mountain home when a couple of workers digging a ditch with a backhoe accidentally breached a small pipeline.

That one small error shut down delivery of gasoline to a huge part of the state of North Carolina.  Gas stations had to limit the number of gallons we could buy or shut down totally.

Just one pipe… shut a huge section of the state… down.

Now we see how ransomware has affected the supply of gas on much of America’s East coast.

The third, Wall Street Journal headline was, “The Breakout Cities on the Forefront of America’s Economic Recovery”. (3)

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That third article says: Rising stars such as Greenville, S.C., Des Moines, Iowa, and Provo, Utah, built out vibrant economies even before the pandemic; now, they are drawing new workers and businesses.

The key feature in “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere” was the potential of Smalltown USA.  Those who read the report and acted in 2017, 2018 and 2019 are seeing huge gains now.

So what do we do about this?

I explain how to protect purchasing power and beat inflation in my report  “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere”.  The report, published in 2017, predicted how the world would react to the pandemic and showed how to economically prepare for it.

I recently completed a followup report to “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere” called “The Neapolitan Effect” that explains how to to take advantage of the explosive growth that continues in two small towns in Ashe county North Carolina and Lake County Florida.

The “Neapolitan Effect” digs into the demographic, geographic, economic and social fundamentals that create small town opportunity so you can spot the same profit potential in small towns beyond just these two counties.

Before I put “The Neapolitan Effect” into our catalogue at $39.99, I would like to offer both the report “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere” (normally $39.99) and “The Neapolitan effect”  both for the price of one.

You can order both reports here for $39.99. 

Live Anywhere & Neapolitan Effect bundled: $39.99.

Gary

(1) www.wsj.com/articles/consumers-adjust-to-higher-prices

(2) www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-pipeline-shutdown-exposes-cyber-threat-to-energy-sector

(3) www.wsj.com/articles/the-breakout-cities-on-the-forefront-of-americas-economic-recovery

(4) www.wsj.com/articles/taiwan-defense-a-hard-problem-for-the-u-s-11612218797

 

 

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