Ever since I can remember I’ve been an advocate about the importance of owning an offshore bank account along with a second passport. For over five years beginning with the www.drescapes.com website I’ve been promoting the urgency that every person capable, in other words every person who has the funds should spread their holdings into several places and in several countries. Over that same time period, I’ve attempted to pound these urgent facts into some of the thickest sculls one could ever imagine and yes as with all things it comes at a price. However the good feeling that comes from knowing you’ve played a small part assisting several to a better way the price you have to pay seems worth it. The child never willingly goes to the dentist.
Throughout my life I felt fortunate to have met multitudes of folks originating from all four corners of this planet. Similar to us all some relations have been great and others not so great. But here’s where it may differ from most. I do try to takeaway something positive out of all meetings. One of my oldest mentors continued to say “you never know the pain a person is in”. Over the years that statement evolved down several paths. A key path at least for me was in understanding that the opposite holds true. No other person knows the pain that you are in. By first walking down several of these paths then gather the information and finally studying that information is what finally led me to what I believe was the root or most important path. Down that path is where I uncovered the ultimate treasure, I discovered how to never judge only make choices. At times we’re right and other times we’re not, the ultimate quest still remains. Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?
Back in June of 2016 I made mention of changes for US citizens wishing to open an offshore account in the DR. The changes were additional forms that had to be completed before processing would begin. Here’s what interesting. These forms originated from the IRS and the others were dealt from FACTA but still most ignored the first shot across the bow. Seems egotism runs parallel for those who possess what I like to call a “birthright mentality”. This mind virus is what caused countless US citizens to ignore the importance of the above two facts and place them on the back burner. I’ve paid witness to it so many times that I can still here it now “Never going to happen” rang into my ears faster than the beat of a minute waltz. Well it did and something even bigger just came to my attention which is the reason I’m writing this post!
As of a couple of weeks ago All US CITIZENS now require a lengthy contextual check before they will be granted access to opening an offshore account in the DR. I can already hear those same misguided thick sculls “but I’ve got nothing to hide” another phrase I’ve heard nearly as much as the pre-mentioned. The good little sheep of the west have once again completely missed the point. It’s not about hiding it’s about your rights to privacy and unlike the previous example is actually a birthright! For those who took our proposal and acted by opening an offshore account while on tour I say good for you and the same can be said for the opposite. But either way you should understand this is another major red flag that’s been waving for quite some time now. I along with others have been warning this will be arriving. That waving red flag recently fell. Now a reality it fell to its demise it’s done and over with. How many others still remain?
I recently found myself shooting some B roll for future videos. I spent much of the afternoon doing it with a family from Canada. We had a few good laughs and a lot of good conversation developed. I didn’t care about the fact I left the audio on since it was only scenery and the audio portion is always eliminated later on so I failed to shut down the audio while recording. During one of our conversations my young friend happened to mention something so well put I remembered it word for word. He said “comfort zones are comfortable but nothing grows in them” and that’s spot on reality! This holds true for so many circumstances, feelings and beliefs. The velvet handcuffs never seem uncomfortable but you’re still just a prisoner. You’re not growing merely regurgitating the same circumstances, feelings and beliefs. I’m not going to dwell on this any further. It’s futile to ponder the existence of what is already a reality. It is what it is.
Look IN JUST 24 DAYS the new President has completely changed his views about military spending and of his previous evaluation about Russia. You the thick sculled are still questioning if the neocons retained control and in fact are still for the most part running the nation? If you’re still confused on what’s really happening let me clear it up a bit for you. We’re currently witnessing the unfolding of fascism nothing less. The gauntlet’s dropping simultaneously as I write this post! Until next time. Barry in DR.