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It's Now Easier to Enter the US than it is to Leave
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On my recent trip to New York it was much harder to leave the country than it was to enter - something that should make every American's ears perk up.
Here is what I had to go through to get on my flight bound from New York's JFK to Mexico City.
The first stop was the TSA screening procedure. The TSA recently announced that they will give "extra screening" to those who show "contempt" to the TSA procedures.
Let's look up a definition of the word contempt:
con-temp - noun 1. The feeling with which a person regards anything considered mean, vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn.
That is exactly how I feel about the TSA! It is mean, vile and worthless! Perhaps for this reason they initially pulled me aside to get me to walk through the Backscatter X-ray machine.
Trying my best to hide my disdain and scorn for the TSA, I stated, "I'm not walking through that thing."
The woman there eyed me down. "You don't want to go through?" she asked as though I must obviously be hiding something.
"Opt out!" she shouted. "Opt out!". Making sure everyone within about 100 feet of the screening area was aware of my highly suspicious choice not to be irradiated and be viewed naked by a bunch of government underlings.
She then got on the walkie talkie to notify them that we are going to need a male screener - despite my request for a female - for an opt out. He must've been at lunch or something, because it was nearly 10 minutes later when he finally showed up.
He put on some plastic gloves and told me to walk to the back with him, spread my legs and hold my hands out to the sides, palms up, and then performed the most thorough check of my body I've ever had. It took over 5 minutes to feel every part of my body. As he'd touch my more private areas he was so kind as to tell me, "Using the back of my hands".
This was the first time I've had the "thorough patdown" and I have to say, based on what they did, I doubt I will ever travel by air through the US with my wife or my children. I would not want any female or young person to have to go through that. It definitely felt very invasive.
Withholding the urge to say, "You like that?" when he touched my groin I finally made it through the full patdown and made my way to the gate.
Upon showing my boarding pass I was then pulled aside for "secondary screening" where they went through all my baggage.
But here is where it gets a bit crazy. After having gone through the 5 minute patdown and then having my carry-on luggage checked for a second time, as we walked down the tunnel to the airplane, as we turned the final turn there was 7 or 8 plain-clothed people with "Customs" badges on. They pulled every single person off to the side to question them.
Here was the conversation I had with my female customs agent:
Her: "Where you going?"
Me: <resisting the urge to say, "What do you care?"> Uh, Mexico City.
Her: Do you know the currency laws?
Me: All of them? There must be thousands, how could I possibly?
Her: You know what I'm talking about
Me: Uh, that $10,000 thing?
Her: Ya, you can't take more than $10,000 out
Me: <resisting the urge to ask her why> Ok, yes I have heard about that rule
Her: Here is some reading material.
Me: I've already got a book, I'm OK thanks
Her: I want you to sign this pamphlet
Her: It says you understand that you can't take out more than $10,000
Me: Uh, ok. <I sign>
Her: How much money you got?
Me: On me?
Me: I don't know, $200 maybe
She then told me to come down a side-tunnel where she asked me to take out my money and show her. I did and then, again, for now the third time, she looked through all my stuff.
Finally she asked me to again sign the contract, this time saying that she didn't take my money.
Government apologists will state, well, if you aren't doing anything wrong and you aren't trying to take more than $10,000 in cash outside of the country then you shouldn't mind all the searches, questioning and triple checking. But those people are missing the point entirely.
This much searching of people trying to leave the country, plus the cash-sniffing dogs they have in many US international airports makes it blatantly obvious that the US Government is beginning to clamp down on people leaving the country with any cash or assets. An early form of currency controls.
With all the infrastructure now in place, the US Government is prepared for a major crackdown on the wealth of US citizens. They've already made it so no US citizen can open a stock brokerage account outside of the US and they have done many deals with other countries to make them report ANY accounts Americans have in their countries.
Unbelievably, the IRS even has agents outside of the country spying on US citizens trying to ensure that none of their assets escape the control of the US Government.
The IRS recently opened an office in Panama City with 160 agents. According to reports, they go around in plain clothes to strike up conversations, without stating who they are, with ex-pats to start a profile and find out what they are doing with investments in Panama. They hang out in bars and restaurants listening to conversations.
If you are paying attention to all of this and are aware of the US Government's insolvent situation and the amount of money printing (which will turn into hyperinflation unhindered) going on just to keep the state alive, it is as plain as day what is going on.
If you also take into account how, like we posted in yesterday's blog, that the US Government, fresh off of announcing the death of Osama bin Laden, has begun to spread the meme that the new threat are American citizens themselves, the picture is scarily clear.
All it will take now is a false-flag "terror attack" which they will pin on an American citizen, and the borders will be shut down to all but the most politically connected Americans. Taxes will then likely be raised and IRA's and other tax-sheltered retirement accounts will be either taxed or taken over and placed in worthless Government treasuries, just like Ireland did this week.
People will then finally see the writing on the wall and will begin to want to move assets outside of the country. That is when full currency controls will be put in place and the aforementioned infrastructure will be there to make sure no one can get out with any sizeable sum of money.
If you are an American and you haven't begun to move your assets outside of the country you are running out of time. Things are happening at such a speed now that you may only have months left.
If you have an IRA in the US there are ways to get the assets in the IRA outside of the country, completely legally. I urge all Americans with an IRA to check out this service by friend and colleague, Terry Coxon, called "Unleash your IRA" here: https://passportira.infusionsoft.com/go/unleash/DV/
As well, for other assets outside of your IRA, look to move them outside of the country as well. It is still legal in the US to do so although, legally, you may be required to report the whereabouts to the US Government, but at least it is one step removed from them being able to seize it themselves.
I also urge Americans to rush to get a second passport. This, also, is 100% legal still. We report every month on the best countries in which to get a second passport and even to expatriate for a few years while the collapse of the US dollar and US Government continues.
For those who don't want to leave or don't have the capability to leave at this time we also report each month on how to prepare for the dollar collapse to come and the subsequent social chaos - items like food storage and survival strategies.
My recent trip to the US only reinforces what our research and data has shown all along: that the US Government and the US dollar is in a state of collapse and they appear ready and willing to treat their citizens as milk cows to keep the system alive for as long as possible.
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