The following picture is a vendor in Thailand selling tiny portable sewing machines for around $4 CAD - zoom in on picture for incredible detail:
On a lighter note than my title, for Christmas one of my readers started a donation wave to fund third world poor 'Direct to Vendor' by transferring me steem and I will/would convert to local currency and give 100% of the proceeds directly to the poor. We are at around $100.00 CAD donated to date. This cuts out any administration fees most agencies have. It is all about trust and thanks goes to the following for having 100% trust in me to follow through on this:
The blockchain with bitcoin as its validation token is moving the world to what I like to call 'Computational Trust' as governments, corporations and people lose trust in each other. You can read more on that via this link. The article in the link disputes my assertions and I describe how I see the author is wrong between his writings.
I was alone at Christmas this year as my son is independent now and lives in a different city and I currently am single and chose to be traveling out of country. In such, I was able to have 'two days of Christmas' by going back in time with a time change difference from Hong Kong to Vancouver BC Canada. I left Christmas morning Hong Kong time, spent all of Christmas day wishing many Seasons Greetings in airports and with other passengers on the plane and landed in Vancouver 'again on Christmas day' to spend another whole day of Christmas in Richmond BC (Vancouver) area with other travelers two days of Christmas first time for me!
The following are two displays from two of the airports I went through:
Above Hong Kong International Airport
Below Vancouver International Airport:
The upcoming pension crisis, housing equity valuations and or inflation I described in my last post is very well explained in the YouTube video blog below with David Stockman former Treasurer Secretary to President Ronald Regan:
He expects that a 2% increase in interest rates in one year time frame is very posible and that would mean a $2.5 billion USD in lost profits for corporations...not priced in in current stock and bond valuations with markets at all time records.
I like the following video on the potential allocation of blockchain tokens (bitcoin) into your portfolio to hedge against the revaluation and or inflation David Stockman talks about above:
Talking about dark money in the title of this piece, when I was a young man I read many books on the mob and teamsters union of New York. At that time lots of money was being racketed away to Montreal Canada a jurisdiction out of the DOJ (USA Department of Justice). This money helped fund the few families that own and run Canada. The mob leaders are able to clean their proceeds by buying stocks and bonds and I think has over years becoming the biggest shareholders of the planet encouraging the largest banks etc. to gauge or act with fraud against their customers. Here is an excellent piece from Naomi Prins. She also wrote the book called 'All the Presidents Bankers'. The super rich (dark money) also control the Plunge Protection Team and Exchange Stabilization Fund both of which I believe should not exist in a free market capitalistic world. The people that have such control are not known to the world as they own the media and have the media focus on the single richest people or celebrities. This link shows some of the real power players that have a 1,000% more control than a Warren Buffet or Bill Gates.
I really am enjoying using Steemit to blog and an interesting fact for those who like 'liberty' comparing Facebook to Steemit 'deletion of one comment difference': With FaceBook one staff member or, board of directors or the President Mark Zuckerberg could delete/censor any comment they wanted to. With Steemit the creator has 30 days to edit then it is etched in as read only and cannot be changed without the 1,000 witnesses voting for a code change and all would be transparent for everyone to see. A huge difference the blockchain is bringing to the world. I encourage you to open an account on Steemit and start creating some content.
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Also, remember to up-vote or donate to the above cause - tiss Christmas! Season Greetings to all of you!