It is now official. President Barack Obama last night invoked Executive Order 6102 (2012) which criminalizes the possession of monetary gold by an individual, partnership, association or corporation in the U.S.

The order forbids the hoarding of gold coin, gold bullion and gold certificates within continental United States. U.S. citizens are required to deliver on or before May 1, 2012, all gold coins, gold bullions, and gold certificates owned by them to the Federal Reserve in exchange for $1,412 per troy ounce. Under the Trading With the Enemy Act of October 6, 1917, as amended on March 31, 2012, violation of the order is punishable by fine up to $150,000 or up to ten years in prison, or both.

It is now illegal to keep gold coins and gold bullion in the U.S.

Executive Order 6102 was an Executive Order signed on April 5, 1933, by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt “forbidding the Hoarding of Gold Coin, Gold Bullion, and Gold Certificates within the continental United States”. The order was rationalized on the grounds that hard times had caused “hoarding” of gold, stalling economic growth and making the depression worse. The U.S. government confiscated tons of gold from millions of Americans with the stroke of a pen.  In fact, the government took in so much gold from Americans that it ran out of space to hold their ill-gotten bounty. They had to build a new place to hold the gold.  That place is called Fort Knox.

Since the Financial Crisis of 2008, the printing presses of the U.S. Federal Reserve have been churning out trillions of new funny-money QE dollars. The money the Federal Reserve creates is by fiat, by will, just like magic. It’s all smoke and mirrors.

The flight to precious metals has begun to accelerate at a pace unprecedented in the last few years at the expense of the US dollars. Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, stated recently, “deflationary risks might re-emerge, implying a need for additional policy support.” No one could have predicted that this “additional policy support” would turn out to be the invoking of the Executive Order 6102 (2012).

The news of the invoking of the Executive Order 6102 (2012) has sent shock waves around the world.

With the U.S invoking Executive Order 6102 (2012), what do you think the price of gold would be when the market opens tomorrow?

That’s right, it would crash.


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Greetings Friends,

I hope you are having a great weekend.

I just wanted to give you the heads up about an exciting worldwide opportunity. I have not promoted any opportunity on my blog before but this one looks really promising. I just have to share this with my loyal blog readers as this MAY turn out to be the huge opportunity that it is touted to be.

If you would like to grab a spot, here is the link:

Often times with new, prelaunch/start ups, it is simply impossible to know right away how the story will turn out.

Well, I have some very good news for you all. My sponsor David Reid spent a good half hour or more last night speaking to the owner of Text Cash Network, Brett Hudson, and to say he is excited would be a great understatement! This may well turn out to be the breakthrough that you are looking for, according you a “Time & Money Freedom” lifestyle.

Time Money Freedom Through Cash Text Network

The guys behind this company are razor sharp serious, with huge experience, and the chances of this company being a huge success story are very large. We are in great hands here!

The response to TCN has been phenomenal. The brilliance of the concept is clear and self evident, and if there was ever something that virtually anyone could promote, this would be it!

So, don’t be shy! Spread the word now before the site goes fully live on 11/11/11, and create a virally growing legacy for yourself. You will be so glad you did!

Notes on David Reids conversation with Brett Hudson, Founder CEO of Text Cash Network:

* TCN is owned by Brett Hudson and the Johnson Group. There are no other owners or admin.

* Software is all in house and custom designed.

* They are coming from highly successful traditional sales back ground, and not mlm arena.

* They have expert professional, experienced guidance and support to integrate into network marketing.

* They are projecting 1 million members in 6 months. 2 Million or more in a year.

* People are joining at the rate of 100 per hour right now.

* Brett has been a very successful business man. He took his two previous ventures public.

* People can always join free and earn on their 10-level matrix.

* There will be an optional upgrade level, which will qualify us for the matching and other bonuses.

* They will be moving into local advertising, merchants etc.

* There is nothing in our industry like Text Cash Network.

* They are going after the model used by Groupon and Living Social.

* Groupon was offered 6 Billion dollars after only 4 years, and that was on an email platform.

* There will be a full array of marketing tools, giving us everything we need to market TCN.

* There will be everything we need to spread the word virally via social media.

* There will soon be a generic video for posting on social media etc., explaining how it all works.

* There will be full customer service support coming online.

* There will be conference calls, webinars, recorded calls, etc.

* We are fully international. In areas that do not support texting, people can receive the ads via email.

* We can sign up people anywhere, worldwide without restriction.

* All data will be real time.

* With email you never know if someone opens the ad. With text, you know if it’s been delivered.

* The open rate of text messages is much much larger than email open rates, and advertisers know this.

* This is a simple application, a virtual product, and guaranteed deliverability.

* Customers will only pay for delivered ads, a huge upside for vendors.

* The back end is already 100% complete. They are ready for the masses to enter now.

* The technology is already designed, flawless, and ready to go.

* We will be paid on a worldwide debit card.

* They had previously developed something called “happy birthday gift card”, which was a mobile

app to deliver cash on birthdays, so they are very experienced in this arena.

* They have the ability to create their own internal e-wallet system, and have experience doing this.

* They have proven experience with processing, orders, payouts, rewards, moving money, etc.

* There is no question if this is going to fly or not. The company is rock solid and ready to go.

* Distributors can build this knowing that the company is ready, prepared, experienced, and fully dedicated.

* People should begin setting up Facebook Fan Pages in every country of the world, to capture the growing worldwide interest.

* We are at the beginning of something much larger than most people realize, and those who build now will be richly rewarded.

Text Cash Network Inc. is a new division of a five year old communications company owned by The Johnson Group. Brett Hudson President of Text Cash Network Inc. has over 12 years of management experience in the high technology computer field.

Brett created a start up Dot Com Company in 1996 from the ground floor and took it public within 2 years, achieved a $42 million valuation before exiting the Company. He also founded a stored value card company in 2001 that was acquired by a publicly traded company in 2003.

The company has spent 2 years planning TEXT THE WORLD and to launch T.C.N. PROJECT 2012 and they currently have the capabilities to text 165 Countries at the rate of 15,000 texts per minute. Imagine the capability to text 900,000 per hour or over 215,000,000 texts per day.

The company is now ready for its next phase to get 100 million people around the globe to opt into the T.C.N. Communications Network. The moment they accomplish this incredible goal they believe T.C.N. will have a valuation of over 20 billion dollars. They plan to take up to 50% of their sales and value and share them with the T.C.N. Referral Agents Worldwide who have helped them accomplish this goal. Imagine up to 10 billion dollars in value shared with the people who help build the infrastructure! Do you remember the truck drivers, cashiers and others who started with Walmart and ended up as millionaires?

By registering with us today you are now at the foundation of T.C.N. Your team starts with YOU. T.C.N. has made it SIMPLE, EASY and PROFITABLE for you to build a large and potentially profitable team quickly. Using the power of duplication of 2, 3, 4 or even 5 the company can get the message around the globe in 2 to 3 years.


1.) Share T.C.N. with your warm market and all your e-mail and text contacts.

2.) Put it out on your Facebook, Twitter and any and all of your social networking sites.

3.) Begin use the T.C.N. “Get The Word Out” Advertising Platform in your Back Office today.

With the power of just 2 referral agents could build a team of over 2,000 in a 10 level referral grid. Just increasing it to 3 could grow to over 88,000 and with 4 or more is just hard to even put into print. The most important one right now is YOU. What need to do right now need is follow The T.C.N. plan which is ENJOY IT & REFER IT = PROFIT.

I hope that today, you begin to enjoy the journey of building your new Text Cash Network and to achieve a level of success that most only dream of. Start RIGHT HERE – RIGHT NOW. DO IT NOW.


LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD), the social networking company geared to professionals, launched its IPO yesterday with a huge bang. The stock opened up for trading at $83 compared to its IPO price of $45 per share. Within a couple of hours the stock hit $122.69! That’s an increase of 172% from its $45 price! The stock closed at $94.25 per share at the end of its first day of trading.

The price gives the company a whopping valuation of $8.91 billion, for a company that had a net income of just $15 million in 2010, on revenues of $243 million.

On a very thin base of earnings, investors propelled its value from a mere 206 times its 2010 earnings of $0.17 a share to 584 by the end of the day. Thats 37 times the market average P/E of 16. Its hard to imagine that the company will ever earn its way into a valuation of 584 times earnings.

Will LinkedIn be able to sustain this valuation and grow like a Google? Or are these prices a result from an over-excited market which will ultimately lead to a lower valuation?

LinkedIn, founded in 2003, is the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 100 million members in over 200 countries and territories, which currently includes executives from every Fortune 500 Company. The company, with headquarters in Mountain View, California, has a diversified business model with revenues coming from member subscriptions, advertising sales and hiring solutions.

LinkedIn Headquarters

With a valuation similar to LinkedIn, Facebook would be valued at $100 billion and social buying site Groupon would be valued at $20 billion. Where LinkedIn has 100 million members, Facebook has 600 million. At $100 billion, Facebook would be worth more than twice the value of General Motors (GM), 66% more than Home Depot (HD), and 17% more than McDonald’s (MCD).

Apart from Facebook and Groupon, other internet companies that could soon make plans for an IPO are Twitter and Zynga.

Internet Bubble?

There is a huge difference between debt-fueled and equity-fueled bubbles. When the debt-fueled bubble burst in 2008, it destroyed $30 trillion in wealth. In comparison, the bursting of the 1995 to 2000 Internet Initial Public Offering (IPO) bubble wiped off a relatively paltry $6 trillion. It seems that IPO bubbles leave some value in their wake.

Are we heading for another Internet bubble?

Are we heading for another internet bubble burst?


Yes, Canada has done it! Canada successfully won the ice hockey gold through a golden goal by Sidney Crosby in overtime to give Canada an euphoric 3-2 victory over USA at the Vancouver Games. The win sparked off massive celebrations across Canada from the Atlantic provinces right up to the Yukon. With a total haul of 14 golds, Canada created history for the most golds won by any country at a Winter Olympics.

Ice hockey is the most popular sports in Canada. Indeed the country seems fanatical about the sports. Ice hockey stars are revered. Don’t be surprised if some Canadians give you a blank stare when you mention Wayne Rooney or Ronaldo. But ask them about Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr or Guy Lafleur and see how they respond.

During my university days at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada in the late 1970s, I witnessed firsthand the fanatical popularity of ice hockey among Canadians. Being in Montreal, my favorite team was the Montreal Canadiens which was then the most successful team in the NHL, winning 4 consecutive Stanley Cups during the period 1976 to 1979. And their most famous player then was none other than Guy Lafleur. Fans chanted “Guy, Guy, Guy!” whenever he touched the puck. He became known among English fans as “Flower”, while among French fans he was dubbed “le Demon Blond” or the Blond Devil. He is regarded as one of the greatest ice hockey stars of all time.

Guy Lafleur...the Blond Devil

Guy Lafleur...the Blond Devil

So I know what it means to the Canadians to win the Winter Olympics ice hockey gold. Ice hockey is their national passion. Ice hockey is to the Canadians what soccer is to most of the rest of the world. Canada=Ice Hockey! So congratulations Canada!

Canada is such a lovely and peaceful country. If you have never been to Canada, do visit it one day. It is a huge country so it would take you weeks if you want to travel from British Columbia to the Atlantic Provinces. But I can assure you that you won’t regret it….indeed you will be awed by the breathtaking beauty of Canada. Just thinking of Canada brings back a lot of nostalgia of the fun and happy memories I had there. O Canada!



Today is the last day of February and it is also Chap Goh Meh, the finale to the Chinese New Year celebration. Being a Sunday, this year’s Chap Goh Meh will be celebrated on a grander scale by the Chinese.


Chap Goh Meh, meaning “fifteenth night” in Hokkien, is a day to spend with loved ones. It is like Valentine’s Day for the Chinese. On this day, single adults throw oranges into rivers in the hope of finding a life partner. The Hokkien even have a saying which goes “tim kam chua ho ang” which literally means “throw a mandarin orange, marry a good husband.” But nowadays a lot of young people throw oranges into rivers merely for fun.

People used to write their names and telephone numbers on oranges that they threw into rivers or lakes. Nowadays with the widespread use of the internet, I guess people will probably write their emails or their websites addresses on the oranges that they throw……some may even write the names that they use on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

To all my friends and associates, I wish you all a very happy Chap Goh Meh! Go now to the supermarkets to buy a box of mandarin oranges and see you at the lakeside at Bulatan Park tonight! Who knows, you may find your life partner tonight! Hahaha…happy orange throwing!



It is a Chinese custom to give hong pao (Mandarin) or ang pow (Hokkien) or Lai See (Cantonese) to the younger generation during Chinese New Year. A hong pao is simply a red packet with some money in it. The red color symbolizes good luck and is supposed to ward off evil spirits. The packet is often decorated with the Chinese zodiac animal symbol according to what year it is. For instance this year is the Year of the Tiger and there are lots of red packets with the picture or symbol of the tiger printed on them.

The amount of money that a red packet contains is dependent on several factors such as the relationship between the giver and the recipient, the social standing of the giver and the recipient, etc.

The amount of money is almost always an even number and amounts that end with 8 are very popular as 8 sounds like prosperity in Mandarin. However an amount that is usually avoided despite ending with 8 is 38 as “3″ and “8″ when used together refers to an unpleasant woman.Amounts that are usually avoided are those that end in 4 or involve 4 as 4 in Mandarin sounds like death.

Collecting red packets has become a very popular hobby among a lot of Chinese. Some red packets, like stamps, can command good prices so it can become a lucrative hobby.

My wife is a collector of red packets. This year she has managed to collect a few red packets with the symbols of the tiger printed on them. And I have asked some of my friends in neighboring countries to reserve some of the red packets from their countries for my wife. My wife is looking forward to receive these red packets to add to her collection. To my friends who have so kindly reserved the red packets for my wife, I wish to express my heartfelt thanks! May the Year of the Tiger be a ROARING GOOD YEAR for you!

My wife's Year of the Toger red packets from Polo shirts!

My wife's Year of the Tiger red packets from Polo shirts!

Year of the Tiger red packets

Year of the Tiger red packets


At the stroke of midnight about half an hour ago, the sky of Miri erupted in a glorious display of fireworks as the Chinese celebrated the arrival of the Year of the Tiger. And this was accompanied by deafening firecrackers that turned the whole city into a war-like zone. I managed to capture some of the firework display on my compact digital camera.








Spring Is Here!

Spring Is Here!

Today marks the beginning of the season of Spring or Lichun according to the Chinese solar calendar. However Chinese celebrate Chinese New Year on February 14 2010 in accordance with the Lunar calendar.

There are some Chinese who believe that today is a very important day as what happens to you today is an indication of what the year has in store for you. If great things happen to you today, then the rest of the year will be fantastic. However, if unfortunate things happen to you, then the rest of the year will not be smooth too.

If you happen to see a lot of Chinese wearing red today when you go to the bank, dont be surprised. It is believed that if you wear red and go to the bank to bank in some cash or cheque today, it augurs well for your finances for the rest of the year. Now you know..will I be seeing you at the bank wearing red today?



Most of us are loyal Facebook users and enjoy the social aspects of the social networks. We all love to use Twitter and to be honest in the beginning I had no clue how to work Twitter and I did not understand it. The fact of the matter is that social networks are the way of the future and the way most people are communicating nowadays. People are spending less time emailing each other and more time leaving messages on each others wall. Theses companies are exploding in popularity and are estimated to worth in the billions of dollars.

There is only one problem.These companies do not pay their members for all of the traffic and the advertising revenue that they generate.PeopleString exploded onto the scene a few months ago and has been rising fast on the ranking.

So, what exactly is People String? It is anew social media sitelaunched on September 23, 2009 to compete with giants like Facebook by paying anyone and everyone to recruit members and grow its ranks.

People String is also working with companies who want to bypass the advertising giants and pay people directly for looking at their products/services.The more people participate, the more companies will see this as a viable alternative to reaching their target audience. PeopleString shares 70% of its revenue with its members. Just imagine getting paid for what you do online!

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It can potentially be quite lucrative for those willing to recruit new members.They will earn a commission for every person they recruit, get paid per item of advertising they look at, thus getting apercentage of revenues fromeveryone they recruit for life! For those not interested in recruiting others, the remaining income streams may be more to their liking and more are to be added over time. You can join for free and still earn lots of money by referring others to join. There are some members who are now enjoying a monthly income of few thousand dollars

When you have a business where everyone who joins makes money even if that is $1 and you get a percentage of that $1, this gives you very powerful residual income potential. Imagine getting a percentage of the ad revenue that your every member brings to Facebook every month. Imagine sharing in the billions of dollars of ad revenue that Facebook generates on a monthly basis. Yes it would be very profitable but more importantly it has the power to help those who otherwise would not be able to make a lot of money have a chance to build a great business in the social network marketing world.

Well, wait no more because PeopleString gives you this opportunity. Best off all the PeopleString social portal already integrates with Twitter and by the time you read this article it is very well likely that it will be integrated with Facebook. What this means is that you can send messages from your PeopleString wall and your message will show up on your Facebook and Twitter wall. But now you will be getting paid because PeopleString will be sharing all of their advertising revenue with you.

Lastly PeopleString has an innovative mailbox cashbox program which eliminates the middleman and allows advertisers to advertise directly to you. You walk to your mailbox and you get paid. You also get a percentage of the your referrals mailbox cashbox offers as well. PeopleString also has cashback shopping and gives you a free Blackgrape energy drink store as yet another way to make money with PeopleString. So if you are not a PeopleString member yet join today and own a piece of the web! Click here to join.