The Second Amendment and the Constitution won this election. Because no one has done more for gun sales than Harris/Biden. And no document does more to protect you from them than the U.S. Constitution. That's what you're telling me. In my conversations with you, the gun shop owners—the gun enthusiasts, and the former law enforcement officers—you're seeing that the supply of guns and ammo is literally shot. You're telling me how hard it is to get supplies. "I've got guys buying guns/ammo for me all through the night," you tell me. "I'm doing record sales, every single day." What you're … [Read more...]
In times like these, your safety tops the retirement survival checklist.
If you can live on an island (Newport, Key West for example) do it. Islands can be easily defended, period. Your island doesn’t need to be surrounded by water. I like the idea of a cul de sac or some high elevation retreat. You get the point: Easily defendable and easy to shut down access.
Making the thugs think twice is the point. They aren’t looking for “hard” targets.
If you own a waterfront home, or a mountain retreat, or some land with a barn not too far from the city, then you know their values are going up. I’m seeing it here in coastal Newport at every turn with license plates from NY, NJ, MA, and CT filling the streets—the secret’s out. But most have been dreaming about the “lifestyle” for years. They just needed a push to get in the game.
Read more about finding the "Island Life" in the posts below.
Well, that didn’t take long. Less than two months into his presidency and Joe Biden wants to raise taxes because we need to pay for all the SPENDING. Give me a break. They’re not interested in paying for anything. They won’t be paying for their spending, they’ll just be creating dollars out of thin air. Look at the chart of M2 money supply below to see how it’s already started. Press Secretary Jen Psaki talks to us with a face that says “I hate you,” and “I will crush you,” and looks just fine with the idea of taking more of what’s yours. She doesn’t look like she worries too much about … [Read more...]
You want to build yourself an 'island' in retirement. You want to separate you, and your money, from those who would take it from you. Settling down in one of America's growth corridors is a good first step toward finding the right place in America. But if you want to get a head start on your retirement, and move while you're still working, you probably want to find a state with low, or no income taxes. There are seven states with no personal income taxes, including: Alaska Florida Nevada South Dakota Texas Washington Wyoming New Hampshire doesn't have personal … [Read more...]
You may never see another migration like you saw in 2020. The number of people leaving New York City in 2020 was breathtaking. Between January 1, and December 17, 2020, about 3.57 million mostly wealthy people left New York City. The lost income caused by all those wealthy New Yorkers escaping the city was about $34 billion. That's like New York losing an economy the size of the entire country of Latvia in a single year. People were fleeing New York last year because of the pandemic, and the BLM/Antifa riots that plagued the city and others across the country. But the flow of wealthy … [Read more...]
You might be looking for the best place in America to retire. You may enjoy owning firearms, paying low taxes, and being left alone. That's the definition of what I'm calling a "liberty retiree." Recently a liberty retiree, known as U, asked MarketWatch's Catey Hill where would be the best place for them to retire. Hill answered (abridged): To answer your question, I went right to the source: the Libertarian Party itself, where I had a lively chat with Dan Fishman, the party’s executive director, who had a lot of advice for you. He said that, while the Libertarian Party doesn’t maintain a … [Read more...]
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You learned last week about American Secession, a new book by F.H. Buckley, a Foundation Professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University. Buckley believes America is "ripe for secession," and that "the bitterness, the gridlock, the growing tolerance of violence invite us to think that we’d be happier were we two different countries." One area of America desperate to chart its own course is Northern California. In The Washington Examiner, Mica Soellner reports: Mark Baird is a third-generation Californian who hopes to one day be a first-generation … [Read more...]
A client/friend shared this story with me about how frozen food got its start by Elizabeth Nix. From packages of waffles to bags of peas, the myriad items found in the frozen-food section of grocery stores today owe their existence, in part, to Clarence Birdseye, who in the 1920s developed a quick-freezing process that launched the modern frozen-food industry. Between 1912 and 1917, Birdseye, a Brooklyn native, lived in chilly Labrador, Canada, where he worked briefly on a hospital ship before started a fox-breeding venture. It was during this period that he learned about the customs of … [Read more...]
If it’s so easy to rule the world at Amazon.com, how hard would it be to change the rules? The states figured out how to get their piece of the pie by taxation. What other barriers to entry are there? There was a time when hanging out at the mall on a Friday night was a thing. Now you mention that to a teenager, and you’re met with blank stares. Why would you do that when you can shop online? Yes, Amazon can get a package to your door, but it’s still a challenge. It’s still hard to get up and down your driveway. They haven’t solved the “local” last mile challenge quite yet. And that’s … [Read more...]
If you have the time (it’s a bit of a time commitment here) read the six-part series (now free) from WIRED: A History of the Next World War, a novel by Elliott Ackerman and Admiral James Stavridis. It took up the entire Feb 2021 issue. Read more about the series here: WIRED HAS ALWAYS been a publication about the future—about the forces shaping it, and the shape we’d like it to take. Sometimes, for us, that means being wild-eyed optimists, envisioning the scenarios that excite us most. And sometimes that means taking pains to envision futures that we really, really want to avoid. By … [Read more...]