Judge Napolitano Change WarningHave you ever considered how you handle change?  Obviously we have a bit of an exaggerated perspective because many of the people we interact with are considering a rather significant change in lifestyle and location.   And interestingly, it seems that people have a little easier time with the decision-making part of change when they are facing or coming off of a dramatic event like retirement, or job loss, or other major life event.

Maybe it is the ancient “fight or flight” instinct that kick’s in when the ground under your feet becomes unstable.  Obviously, if you are standing on ground that begins to shake and crumble violently around you, your survival instinct will kick in and you will do something to react to the changes around you.  How well that turns out depends a lot on your pre-preparation before the event.

When the ground around you begins to shake

When the ground around you begins to shake

But what if the “ground under your feet” changes so slowly and insidiously that you cannot feel the cataclysmic collapse happening around you?  What if your “fight or flight” instinct is tricked into a sense of complacency?  What if you are lulled into a state of inaction as you are brainwashed that “everything is ok”?

What if you are frozen in place until it is too late to act?

I suspect most Americans fall into that general profile.  They are lulled into a relative sense of security and generally unaware or unfocused on just how shaky the “ground” is under their feet.  Sometimes it helps to reflect back on the past and compare it to the present to see just how far the “ground” has shifted as you were lulled into the dream.

I think a good place to start is to listen to this 5 minute dialog by Judge Napolitano, a former Fox News commentator.  54 hard hitting “what if” questions to consider when you need to determine just how stable that “ground” you are standing on really is.

Watch it first……

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Charlotte Riots - Society Coming Apart At The Seams

Charlotte Riots – Society Coming Apart At The Seams

We routinely hear “I want to take the free DR Escapes North Coast Discovery Tour and I want to find out if I should retire or move my family offshore.  But FIRST, is the Dominican Republic safe?”

I can’t tell you how often we get asked this question by people that are considering a visit down to the DR to investigate a possible relocation or 2nd home.  Just looking at what is happening around the world these days and you have to put that question in perspective.

My response about living on the North Coast of the DR is that it is as safe as anywhere else you may consider and a good bit safer than much of the rest of the world.  Sure there is some petty crime and even the occasional violent crime on the North Coast of the DR that we hate to see but know we will.  It is just the nature of society today worldwide.

Charlotte Riots

Charlotte Riots

But I have to turn that question around a little to put it in perspective.  Is Charlotte, NC safe?  Is Atlanta, GA safe?  Is Washington DC safe?  Is Orlando, FL safe?  Is London UK safe?  Is Paris FR safe?  Unfortunately in today’s world the term “safe” is relative.  These cities in America and these European capitals are relatively safe, compared to other urban jungles, but still they have their own safety challenges.  Take for example Charlotte NC.  A very safe community in the US that is right in the middle of the current trend of street protests and riots that are springing up in cities and towns all across the US anytime a black is killed by a police officer.

The facts do not matter to the protesters.  The police shooting might be totally justified and life saving… yet the protesters will hit the streets in an attempt to cause chaos…..

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Rogue Money LogoV of Rogue Money offers a very clear and encouraging perspective about the current state of the world. Counter to the typical doom and gloom offered by so many pundits, V sees the positive potential for a renewed nationalism that might slow or reverse the crazy slide toward a one-world government. In addition to his views on the positive aspects of a renewed nationalism, V also discusses the best ways to safely move into precious metals and shares his ideas on what we should be doing right now to weather the storm and protect our families.

In this Part 3 of our 3 part interview series, V also explains why he calls the whole lot of the traditional world-order activists and beurecrats a collective bunch of inbred idiots that are long past their usefulness.


Whether you are as encouraged about the renewed nationalism springing up all around the world, or not…..

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Rogue Money LogoV of Rogue Money is highly critical of the government mismanagement in the United States and most European countries. He contends that western governments are essentially run by a bunch of emasculated, feminized neo-Nazis. In part two of our three part interview with Rougue Money, V lays out a rather clear picture of why current political events and arising global alliances will bring the United States and many European countries down from their historic leading roles in world trade and world dominance. The case for the fall of the dollar from its key role as the basis of world trade is very solid. V gives us a solid, fact based case for the emerging role of China and the strength of arising alliances between China and Russia.

V also digs into the role of precious metals in an individual’s Plan B and what form of precious metals investments are his favorites.


I think you will have to agree, V speaks his mind pretty clearly….

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Rogue Money LogoWe had an opportunity to interview V at Rogue Money. In this segment of our three part interview, V digs deep into the reasons why each and every one of us needs to focus in on our Plan B if we hope to get through the upcoming turmoil. One thing I like about V is that he is no doom-and-gloomer. In fact he approaches many of these serious topics rather with a bit of light-heartedness. He doesn’t harp on the negatives, but instead offers practical solutions.

In part one of this interview series we focus on Plan B alternatives and rationales. In part two, tomorrow, we get in a bit deeper on why the United States and most of Europe is facing tough times ahead and what you need to be doing right now to fortress your family against the reprecussions.


Did you catch V’s discussion about when the collapse was happening…..

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Jarabacoa Resort By The River Jarabacoa is one of those places that we put high on our list of favorite places in the Dominican Republic.  Jarabacoa sits at about 1750 feet above sea level in a valley tucked between the highest mountain peaks in the Dominican Republic.  It is a popular gathering spot for both locals and for tourists that like to enjoy the mountain vistas and the rivers and streams.  Jarabacoa is also the most popular access point to Pico Duarte, the highest mountain in the DR at an amazing 10,164 feet.

We had a short break in the schedule and headed out for Jarabacoa for one of our road trips and a welcome week off.  We had planned to get some active off-road 4 wheeling in, but it just so happened that an offshore tropical storm dumped a fair amount of rain on the area, making the roads muddy and unsafe.

Watching the clouds drift into the mountain valley

Watching the clouds drift into the mountain valley

Not to worry though.  We still caught some of the mountain scenery and enjoyed a wonderful stay in one of the resorts in Jarabacoa.  We captured a little video off the deck of our room just for you….

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Retired US Military Family Finds Caribbean Retirement Haven In Cabrera Dominican Republic

You won’t find a more patriotic or tough retired US soldier than Larry.  He has served and worked in some of the hottest trouble spots across the globe.  As he says in this video interview, “I am not running away.  I don’t run away from anything.  I generally run toward danger when others run away. […]

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DBL Cigars – Dominican Big Leaguer Cigars – The Whole Process

DBL Cigars are top notch hand-rolled cigars made right here in the Dominican Republic, just outside of Santiago where the best tobacco is grown.  We are one our marathon tours of the tobacco country and will be checking out as many cigar factories as they will let us visit.  We started with a hot new […]

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DBL Dominican Big League Cigar Factory Tour – Road Trip

DBL Dominican Big League cigars are the new kid on the block, but they are quickly being recognized as some of the best hand-rolled Dominican cigars. The DR Escapes team is out on another road trip, this time touring the tobacco growing region around Santiago. Along the way we are checking out some of the […]

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Dmitry Orlov Fears Millions Of Americans Will Die Needlessly If US Attacks Russia – Part 3

Dmitry Orlov warns us that Russia has once again positioned itself in military parity with the US and that any overt action to attack Russia would inevitably result in the death of millions of US citizens on their home soil.  Not that Dmitry is taking a hawkish stand… just the opposite… he is just warning […]

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