Former multi-millionaire to go on hunger strike and live on streets in bid to keep home

from dailyrecords:

Former multi-millionaire to go on hunger strike and live on streets in bid to keep home, https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/bankrupt-businessman-go-hunger-strike-14115600

#banking,

Comment by tonytran2015:
The Royal Commision for Inquiry into Banking in Australia (2018) has revealed such entrapping practice. Many Australian farmers have lost their businesses to associates of their bankers through such entrapping.

, posted on 07 May 2017 ,

Diverse methods of transforming free men into addicts.

Diverse methods of transforming free men into addicts.

by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

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(Blog No. 178).

There are always people who want to make others their slaves. They do it by making them addicted to some of their products. The methods are diverse but they share some common recognizable traits which are described below.

#slave, #opioids, #tobaccos, #alcohols, #pharmaceutical, #gambling, #plastic card, #debt, #banking, #social platform,

Diverse methods of transforming free men into addicts.

1. Common traits of methods of turning free men into addicts:

a- They create some some insignificant benefits from their commodity.
b- They herd people into taking, enjoying those “free” benefits.
c- They create a fashion, a fad that makes it look odd, undesirable not to have their commodity.
d- Once many people have been using their commodity, they increase its price.
e- After having heaps of money from the previous step they will start allying with powerful groups either to illegally entrench or to legally lobby to make laws to entrench their position.

2. Examples with opioids, tobaccos, alcohols and pharmaceutical industries.

The dealers of illegal drug ally with the underworld while the sellers of addictive drugs make laws to protect their profits.

The operation of these industries are already well known, we don’t need to discuss here.

3. The gambling industries.

Illegal casinos ally with the underworld while legal ones with often local, irresponsible, cash hungry local governments. The higher (usually federal) governments have to pick up the costs for fixing social problems created by gambling allowed by local governments.

a- Gambling gives winner a “high”, a sense of possessing god given luck.
b- Gambling industries herd people into taking, enjoying those “high”.
c- Gambling industries create a fashion, a fad that makes it look old fashioned, odd, undesirable not to gamble.
d- Once many people have been into gambling, the gambling houses increase their takes.
e- After having heaps of money from the previous step they will start allying with powerful groups either to illegally entrench or to legally lobby to make laws to entrench their position: News papers, radios, TV presenters will not talk about gambling problems. Gambling industries now even call themselves “gaming industries” in order to remove the taint on gambling industries. Note that “gaming industries” should be reserved for the electronic industries making video games.

Gambling addicts have become slaves to the gambling industries.

4. The plastic card debt industries.

Yes, spending only for emotional benefit (buying on impulse without any financial analysis) is addictive. Plastic card users are now the victims of plastic card issuers.

The card issuers promoted their cards as a secure risk-free replacement for cash, a cash flow smoothing tool. Now their prices are crippling their victims.

Card issuers are now expanding their grip by allying with corrupt governments to force citizens to abandon cash fiat-money for card fiat-money and accept card issuers as institutions of governments (card issuers are “too big to fail” and all card issuers in crisis would be rescued by governments issuing even more plastic card debts to their citizens – in the absence of any cash fiat-money -)

5. The social platform industries and their social platform addicts.

The social platform owners exploit human needs for mutual support and approvals (“liked”, “befriended”).

a- Social platform users get their “highs” with “likes” and “friend numbers”.
b- Platform users get “free” memberships.
c- Being on social platforms is a fashion, a fad that makes it look odd, undesirable not to be on at least one.
d- After many people has been on it platform owners ask for more details about users’ lives.
e- After having heaps of money from the previous step they start allying with powerful groups to legally lobby to make laws to entrench their position.

The price they ask from users is all details of the private lives of users. For example, Facebook and Google apps ask for permission to access:

a- phones numbers of all users’ contacts.

b- all users’ conversation over the internet.

c- all conversation the smart phones can hear.

d- all users’ photos and graphics on their smart phones.

e- all things their smart phones can see.

f- users’ location at any time.

g- users’ heart beats, retinas conditions,

h- what the users read and write on the internet.

So the social platform addicts have no more privacy on their lives.

i- It is worse than that, users of social platforms are also not permitted to exercise their freedom of speech (as given by the First Amendment of the US Constitution) or the users may be banned by their social platforms. To some addicts, being banned from a social platform is a death sentence [5].

6. Conclusions:

Free men are being turned into addicts to be slaves to the opioids, tobaccos, alcohols and pharmaceutical, gambling, plastic card debt and social platform industries.

The question now is should the war on drugs be now extended to the war against all the above addictions ?

References:

[1]. https://www.sbs.com.au/news/twitter-permanently-bans-alex-jones-and-infowars-accounts

[2]. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/aug/06/apple-removes-podcasts-infowars-alex-jones

[3]. Man banned from Twitter over mosquito death threat, Paul Harrison, BBC UGC and Social News, https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-41097947, 30 August 2017

[4]. https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/japanese-man-banned-from-twitter-over-killing-mosquito/story-P3Yxz1DpCbGQcKAbhiK6oL.html

[5]. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-04/suspected-shooter-dead-after-opening-fire-at-youtube/9616318

Added after 2018 November 20:

[6]. Facebook v Soros: ‘Congress must probe’, https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46302140

[7]. https://bcnn1wp.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/meghan-murphy-feminist-journalist-permanently-banned-by-twitter-for-saying-men-arent-women-sues-tech-company-for-unfair-censorship/

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Preparing for cashless trading.

Preparing for cashless trading

by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

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(Blog No.35).

#banking, #barter, #cashless, #credit card, #demonetization, #Indian.

Cashless trading may come after the collapse of the ruling government or even when declared or indirectly created by the goverment. To survive, you need to be prepared.

When you have no cash and you want to pay someone 5 dollars worth of goods. You can:

1. Write a personal cheque. If it bounces then both the issuer (you) and the receiver who deposits it at a bank lose on the huge bank fines (commonly between 10 and 50 dollars, in Australia) for using a dishonoured (bounced) cheque. Who risks taking it?

2. Buy a Bank cheque of 5 dollars with an additional bank fee of about 7 dollars to pay the other party. This advertizes your status !

3. Use your credit card and submit to the torturous financial rules on paying HUGE FEES and FINES to the credit card company. This usually results in you paying the average price of about 0.5 dollars for using their “convenience”. If you violate any of their torturous “rules” you may lose up to one month (it can also grow to one year) of income if you are in a poor country!

4. If you have been trapped with buying useless things by credit cards, you have to pay the debt off before you can continue to use the credit cards. You do not have the right to wait for the rulings of Courts and Consumer Protection Organizations on the validity of the debts.

5. Form your own bartering group or join some existing ones and settle your owings on your payday.

6. Do direct bartering using locally produced goods and needed items. For examples, five lemons or five oranges or two chicken eggs for one dollar, a spark plug for 2 dollars etc…Bartering items are to be valued close to their current cash prices.
7. Use gold, silver, copper rings of known weights made by reputable local jewelers as precious metal standard local currencies.
8. If gold can be legally owned, it is the best cashless trading medium.

Figure: Vietnamese gold slabs for trading.

However, gold user should know that their governments may suddenly take away their gold [6].

The future does not hold bright for poor Indians at this moment. If the government can demonetize once, they will do it again and again.

References (updated Feb 03, 2017)

[1]. India rupee ban: Ex-PM Manmohan Singh rubbishes Modi crackdown, BBC News Services, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-38088177, 24 November 2016.

[2]. Neha Sharma and Shalu Yadav, The Indian village that has returned to bartering, BBC News Services, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-38180075, 5 December 2016.

[3]. Patrick Bodenham, Will Spain’s coal belt survive through online barter?, BBC News Services, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38731808, 2 February 2017

[4]. James Melik, Haggling and bartering gain appeal, BBC News Services, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7883050.stm, 12 February 2009.

[5]. Mark Lowen, Greece bartering system popular in Volos, BBC News Services, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-17680904, 12 April 2012.

[6]. https://mishtalk.com/2017/08/16/india-bans-gold-exports-without-a-valid-reason/

Added after 2018 Oct 23:

[7]. https://wolfstreet.com/2018/10/26/nirp-fades-swedens-central-bank-makes-u-turn-on-cashless-society/

[8]. https://riggedgame.blog/2018/10/28/swedish-central-bank-makes-u-turn-on-cash-as-nirp-is-ending/

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Collapse of online banking is not a remote risk.

Collapse of online banking is not a remote risk

by tonytran2015 (Melbourne, Australia).

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#banking, #internet banking, #collapse .

Your bank may be on its week long holiday (for Christmas or Easter) and your internet banking is suspended. You have only some small cash to survive one week (ATM’s only give small amount of cash) and you cannot execute large payments to meet all your contractual obligations.

How may your internet banking get suspended?

For some banks, one of them is Westpac Bank in Australia, if you log in with your (short) account number and supply the wrong password twice, the internet access is locked up. The internet lock will remain until you personally turn up at a branch to request its removal.

You have to survive on your own cash, Automatic Teller Machine cash and credit/debit cards until your branch of the bank re-opens.

How may the bank get sabotaged?

If a malicious person does not like you and happens to know your short account number he can attempt log-in to that account number twice and your internet banking will be locked!

If that malicious person runs a software to serially attemp to log into each internet account twice then all internet banking of those accounts in the bank will be locked.

You can imagine the chaos and the amount of extortional LATE FEES people have to pay.

Is there a prevention for this type of chaos?

Yes, if the banks are willing to implement a simple prevention: A bank can send a random four digits code to the mobile phone of the customer for unlocking the internet banking so that the customer can attempt his next login.

They can do it but why should they when not doing it brings the extortionally large LATE FEES income?

In the mean time, you can only execute large payments few days before the long (bank) holidays and hope that the collapse does not come yet.

Reference:

Added after 2018Mar06:

[1]. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_cyberattacks_on_Ukraine

[2]. https://irishinfosecnews.wordpress.com/2018/03/08/olympic-destroyers-false-flag-changes-the-game/

[3]. http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-03/credit-card-fraud-on-the-rise/8769944

[4]. https://riggedgame.blog/2018/09/21/multiple-online-banking-systems-go-down-in-the-uk/

 

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