Archives for March 2013

Hating the Hatred

Keke Pua (literally Pork Cake) It's actually neither a cake nor pork - more a chicken or lamb bun, but hey, this is Samoa!

Keke Pua (literally Pork Cake) It’s actually neither a cake nor pork – more a chicken or lamb bun, but hey, this is Samoa!

I recently experienced another lovely session of Samoan hatred. A Samoan guy threatened to stab his fork in my face if I didn’t shut up while he was eating his lunch. Not nice, especially as he’d just previously asked if he could sit at the table my friend and I were using. The cause of this hatred, aka racism, or prejudice, is pride. In this Sermon from Samoa I explain the root cause of the hatred and share a little wisdom on how to hate the hatred, and not the hater. [Read more…]

The Race to Zero

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A graphical presentation comparing the benefits of an inverted profit model moving from charging interest to paying commissions.*
Please click to enlarge.

I’ve had a long-term privately-held desire to reduce my cash-footprint to zero (aka living simply, having no money etc). In this regard I’ve used Trade Exchanges, barter and suchlike extensively over the years.

I will still live well and pay taxes and do business and obey the laws of the land, but I now really want to remove my reliance on and use of the decidedly shaky and rather shady creation of the Central Banking Cartel. My desire has moved from ‘back burner’ to ‘front burner’ since I emmigrated to Samoa (as I’ve lived off capital for three years and spare cash has all but dried up).

Many of us, especially since 2008, are starting to really recognise that there is a big problem with a monetary system that appears destined to fail and that “feeds the few” at the expense of the masses. These are actually two separate issues but they are widely perceived as one problem. This is a fatal mistake. We must separate the SYSTEM from the PURPOSE before we can “get to zero”.

Let’s race into it . . . “zero” is waiting!

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Smarter than Barter ~ Better than a Bank!

Club Credits - Smarter than Barter ~ Better than a Bank

Club Credits
Smarter than Barter ~ Better than a Bank!

I’ve just completed an intensive study on economics and the nature of money for a business that I established last year (2012).  For Club Samoa we wanted to have a simple, stable, equitable international currency that was not affected by recessions, global market conditions nor subject to the Money Power manipulations that seemed to be the norm.

The end result of this is that the world now has a true “Open Source” currency available – unlimited Lines of Credit, interest free, peer-managed and as pure a currency as you can get. Ownership and management of the currency will be put in the commons on or before March 2016, hopefully sooner. [Read more…]

Jehovahs Witness friendships

The Watchtower magazine - another source of noise, some good topics, a major JW bias of course

The Watchtower magazine – another source of noise, some good topics, with a major JW bias of course

I love the JWs. Their relationships don’t last long with me but they are so very friendly to start with.

I was visited by a lovely JW gentleman and his son recently. I am delighted to have yet another Samoan friend. Jehovah’s Witnesses are known the world over for their zeal and often hated. I’ve found them to be so very kind and friendly that it is a delight to have them visit (no I am not kidding).

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