Month: December 2016

Make Your Property Ownership Information Confidential

Currently, many states in the US make it super easy for anyone to search for your home address and find out information about where you live, what your home is valued, your tax information, the size of your home, your mailing address and more. With identity theft and other violent crimes being as pervasive as they are, there are ways to protect your family, make yourself more private and less of a target.

When it comes to property, such as land or homes, one of the best ways to construct a barrier between yourself and those who are searching for you (solicitors, criminals, nosy neighbors and others), is to put your property into a trust or LLC. The downside to this plan is that trusts and LLCs require time and money. For example, you may need to hire an attorney to create an LLC for your property (contact us if you want help with this – we have an easier, faster way to do this), and in many cases you must own the property outright in order to create such a legal umbrella (the bank cannot own the property). property-cad-request-confidential

A quicker, cheaper and easier way to gain a new layer of privacy between your property and your identity is to request confidentiality status for the property. How do you make your property information confidential, avoiding the prying eyes of snoops and bad guys? Your properties information is typically managed and maintained by a county appraisal district (CAD). For example, if you purchase a property, you are required to have a registered surveyor conduct a survey of the property boundaries which will be recorded legally by the CAD in your county or district. The CAD keeps hardcopies of your property survey with details of who owns the property (through county records), and also posts information about the property on their website, which is typically available to the public.

If you don’t want others to be able to view your property ownership information on the CAD website or request copies of the information, you must make a request through the CAD for property confidentiality status. Normally, this requires that the owner complete a request form and submit it to the CAD for review. It is important to note that in some places there may be limitations to what information remains confidential and who is eligible to apply for property confidentiality status. In some states, the information will be completely blocked from the website and not available for anyone but law enforcement. In addition, in the state that I live in, for example, only individuals such as law enforcement, military, judges and victims of family violence may apply for confidentiality status. However, it never hurts to apply, even if you think you might not be eligible. I contacted the CAD in my area and was told that no proof of status (law enforcement or other) was required to be submitted with the application (other states may require verification). Did I mention that the applications are, in many cases, free?!

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USB Killers: What You Need To Know

The USB killer is quickly growing in fame.  The small device that fits into regular USB ports and rapidly kills the motherboard of the device is said to work on 95% of computers.  This device is loaded with capacitors that pull in electricity from the host device and then release a rapid electric pulse that will fry anything on the receiving end. PC On Fire Shoot

This happens in about 1-3 seconds and the job is done!

But, not so fast with thinking this solves everything.  I have included a video below that shows the USB Killer in action on a variety of devices.  Some computer companies have already made internal preparations for this kind of attack, so it is not 100% effective.

In the video below all devices did in fact have the port itself fried and data shut down.  So it’s useful to some degree for sure.  If you have to use this device you are already in trouble.  With the cloud in full swing these days, what you have done will probably not just be stored on the device in your hands.  Just keep in mind this is a handy device and it could buy you some time.

Here’s the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pP8TLwO_Ks

Here is the USB Kill site where you can buy one for about $50 if you order it out of the UK:  https://www.usbkill.com/order?ipa=8

If you want to pay around $80 you can order off of ebay.com .  There are many sellers.

Prepare yourself for a Venezuelan Style Collapse

Venezuela, once the richest country in Latin America, is now collapsing.  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/venezuelas-currency-hyper-inflation-oil-crisis-devalued-shop-keepers-weigh-notes-a7443596.html

The Venezuelan money (called “bolivar”) is in hyperinflation.   The largest bolivar bill is now worth 5 cents or less.  Some reports are saying 2 cents.  Store shelves are literally empty and hundreds of thousands of people are having to cross the border into Columbia to get food. http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/05/news/economy/venezuela-new-20000-bolivar-note/

empty-shelves-caracasThis is a great time for us all to pay attention.  In my opinion this is a test case/social experiment in progress.  If the powerful and wealthy are using this as a study on how you will react when they do this to you, then you should pay close attention to this so you can be ready.

Right now Venezuelans are experiencing a real life nightmare.  They are having to choose between feeding themselves, their children or their pets.  Some may blame this on socialism, and that is a huge factor, but when it gets down to the single human element, each individual is in trouble because they put their faith in a currency.  It’s not the paper, it’s the currency itself.  If it was all electronic things may have been even worse.

How Would you Fare in this Situation?

In my humble opinion there are 3 things an intelligent Venezuelan should be doing right now, and this will apply to you in your country when your currency fails.

  1. If they were wise, they would have already invested part of their portfolio in cold hard gold or silver. If this were the case, they could just get up and walk, but that’s #3 on this list.
  2. They should gather all hard assets such as jewelry, and gold/silver bullion (I would include guns if available). Take any large items of value and quickly attempt to trade them for smaller hard assets like gold/silver and valuable jewelry.
  3. Get out of the country as soon as possible. Those wishing to exit must understand that there is limited time because everybody else is leaving too.  The neighboring countries soon grow tired of refugees, so the sooner the better.

These solutions apply to any country any time a collapse takes place.  Don’t worry, if you love it , you can come back any time when things are better.

Your comments or suggestions are welcome.

How Safe are your Wi-Fi Connections and Apps?

When you have your cell phone or other smart device with you the NSA is watching.  We all know that but sometimes we need to be reminded.  Keep in mind that there are no known exceptions to this rule.  If there was one I would be skeptical, but if you have to have a phone, why not get the most secure phone possible?

After reading and hearing all of the negatives posted about the Black Phone from Silent Circle I am still a supporter.  I think many of the negative reports are coming from competitors and sold out individuals who care more about the quality of their “selfies” than they do about being watched by data mining corporations and foreign governments.wi-fi-privacy

I will concede that the Black Phone is not exactly what I would build.  For example: I don’t think a camera belongs on a phone at all, unless it is self-contained in its own compartment with zero internet capability. However, I commend Silent Circle for their innovation in the areas of Wi-Fi and App security.blackphone-privacy-cell

Wi-Fi Connections

The Black Phone has the capability of automatically shutting off Wi-Fi when you leave the range of your current connection.  This is a no nonsense security measure but it doesn’t serve corporate greed.  On most phones, when you leave your current Wi-Fi network, your phone will continue to search for another.  This is dangerous.  Even if you don’t like the Black Phone please keep your phone on Airplane mode if you are not using it in a secure area of your choosing.

Apps

When you sign up for most apps, there is a multi-page agreement that nobody wants to read.  Within that agreement you give up your privacy, but most people do it because they want the app.  With the Black Phone there is a way to get many apps without giving the corporate bullies access to your camera and contacts list.

I realize this seems like a commercial but I am not being paid by Silent Circle.  It just seems like a decent product they are producing here in a world that knows nothing but theft and fleecing of consumers.  Below I have an interview from 2014 about the qualities of the Black Phone.  There is now a Black Phone 2 with even more features and sells for just under $600.

Check it out if you wish to boost privacy, but keep in mind you are never 100% safe on a phone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbtSNAD4JJY

 

The Cash Genocide Has Started

A currency genocide has begun world wide, and the first shot has been fired in India. This began in India just a few weeks ago, and may be spreading to the United States.

Citizens of India learned, with only a few hours’ notice, that their 500 and 1,000-rupee notes were no longer legal tender. Those are—or were—the country’s largest-denomination bills and the foundation of a huge underground economy. Now they’re just paper. The results were what you would expect: confusion, chaos, and fear. – Forbes.com [http://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickwwatson/2016/12/01/indias-demonetization-could-be-the-first-cash-domino-to-fall/#714a9eb713bb]

gold-money-warMost people still use cash for transactions, whether it be to buy a soda at a corner store, sell items at a garage sale or to purchase vegetables at a farmer’s market. Yet cash is now under fire from central banks worldwide. The banks don’t like cash because they cannot control it and tax it. So they feel they must get rid of it, and they make ridiculous excuses as to why they should get rid of cash: it’s too easily counterfeited, it’s part of the drug money laundering trade and many more excuses – all of which are absurd and without merit.

Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers published an article last week stating that “nothing in the Indian experience gives us pause in recommending that no more large notes be created in the United States, Europe, and around the world. In other words, despite the India chaos, Summers thinks we should still curtail the $100 bill.” – Sovereignman.com

Imagine what it would be like if we couldn’t use the $50 or $100 bills. Despite what the talking head economists say, inflation is rampant in the US. Anyone who’s been buying bread and milk for the last 10 years or more can tell you the price is much higher now then it was then. This is inflation at it’s core. The need for larger bills has never been higher with inflation chipping away at our incomes, yet the banks want to get rid of cash. It’s madness!

America has always been about freedom. Freedom of religion, freedom to speak out and be represented, and economic freedom. Yet our freedoms truly are under fire every day. What will you do to protect your freedoms?