Fall and Scams Beware

This past week, we got a preview of the upcoming winter here in Nova Scotia with a couple cold nights getting close to frost. That brings on thoughts of higher heating bills and how to keep them manageable.

With fall comes the the start of the NHL preseason schedule while fans watch the much talked about new rookies joining the league during the off season. Canadian hockey fans are wondering … what can they do for my team to get them into the playoffs after missing a spot last season?

Meanwhile, The Canadian squad is undefeated in the World Cup of Hockey soon finishing up. Canada has won their first game in the best out of 3 in the finals. In their semi-final win over Russia, two Halifax born lads, Sydney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins) and Brad Marshand (Boston Bruins) combined to score a few goals for the win.

We should always be wary of being scammed by the companies we get involved with. From cable and cell phones to financial institutions where we get billed fees that either don’t provide the service or the quality we are looking for … or just plain unwanted fees most folks are not aware of while busy working for the man and taking care of the family.

So, when a major financial outfit making billions in profit every year decides to cheat customers, it’s not long before that’s front page news. Athough I get a kick out of John Oliver’s comical coverage on international issues, he can get into expletives not suitable for everybody.

In the Biz, it remains fairly quiet with regards to me joining anything new but that could change at any time in these niches I make a dollar with. ACX-Monsoon is steady with it’s payments to my SolidTrustPay account.

My last article was mainly about BitCoin and that’s more into the financial news these days as investors keep tabs on it’s currency worth, hovering around $600 US per Bitcoin. Folks involved online, work to build on the amount of Bitcoin they hold. One example is buying into plans that can create a profitable gain through interest payments … attempting to avoid the scams in their hunt.

 

Bitcoin Tender

It’s been awhile since my last article where there, once again … seems to be a lull in the action with the online ventures on my end where I haven’t seen much interesting during most of this month.

As we head into the last week of September and the weather remains unusually warm as well as humid during the shorter daylight hours, I have read a lot more international news about Bitcoin recently.

Currently just over $600 US per Bitcoin, and similar to the stock market … it swings with events that occur related to the virtual coin. There was some major hacks and swipping going on dropping the value and one investor moved around a few million which both lowered the value for awhile before returning to about a normal state.

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Speaking of hackers and crooks; in the US court system, cases about lads who opened Bitcoin sites for personal gain and ripping off folks where dropped due to the judges ruling that it’s not a legal tender in the United States until this past week where one Judge ruled for the first time … it is. Bitcoin can be exchanged for cash and also to buy products. The dude in that case is awaiting sentencing and found guilty.

So, that ruling probably got people thinking twice in the US who are thinking about setting up a scam Bitcoin outfit. However, it remains open season for Hackers to continue probing to find a way past encryption and security to siphon out as much coin as they can before being discovered.

Personally, I’m using Bitcoin in Traffic Power Line, which is moving along these days while the Admin and programmers are added a ‘Fivvr’ like site, where members can offer their services for a fee if they wish. That fee for ‘micro jobs’ can be very low to attract a building clientele to high for the established that offer proven professional results.

In the HYIP scene, LaraWithMe continues to turn heads and has been paying me instantly to my Payza account to date.

 

 

Remembering 9/11

Today is the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the US; the Twin Towers in New York and the Pentagon. A lot has changed since then with regard to airport security, restrictions on what can be brought on board aircraft and homeland security in general.

Interaction with other nations to thwart terrorist activity and faction planning plus scouring social media to scrutinize suspects.

With hundreds of aircraft in the air that day… all were directed to the nearest airport to land immmediately… Gander, Newfoundland was no exception.

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Being Newfoundlanders, the town’s people went all out to open their homes and provide meals for the stranded passengers. An Amercian delegate visited Gander this week to honor that and present a memorial to the town.

Here in Halifax at the International Airport, much the same happened as aircraft landed and were lined up. Passengers were required to stay on board for a few hours until screening of each person was allowed by Transport Canada and that took a considerable amount of time to complete as you can see by the number of aircraft in the picture below.

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In the Biz this past week, the two HYIP’s I funded are performing as advertised and hopefully, they can break the slump that niche has seen for the last few months. Otherwise, I continue with my ‘oldie’ programs with nothing new interesting this past week except Traffic Power Line enabling funding. I continue to watch that program and how the system will work next week now that I’m involved.

 

Viva! … long live da’ HYIP

In Payment Processor news, Payza seemed to be losing ground to it’s competitors last year with processing being very slow concerning funding and withdrawing. But … in 2016, Payza seems to have revived once again adding some new features and fine tuning others. Recently, they allowed Canadian bank debit cards for funding being processed in about 2 business days. A great addition in my mind.

SolidTrustPay has given the cold shoulder to the HYIP niche lately but a newly launched program called Viva Business accepts the processor along with Payza and other payment solutions. The compensation is a ramped version where higher scale deposits gain more interest and that can be reached with ‘combined’ invests.

The minimum deposit is $10 earning 2.5%, 7 days a week; expiring when an invested member gains a profit of 50%.

Adding more risk, I funded and along with the growing popularity of the unique, LaraWithMe, I’m getting deeper into the HYIP category these days. That’s an ‘on and off’ thing with me depending what’s happening. A few months back, I gained a nice profit with Carbon7 and Amazing5 having decent runs but things went quiet after that for awhile.

The difference between HYIP’s and Profit Share programs is that a HYIP just drops off like the charge on a NiCad battery … a quick dead. Then a lengthy recharge is needed.

The term …  here today, (could be) gone tomorrow … comes to mind.

Sometimes, I can get a feel what’s happening in a Profit Share and back off with new funding .. something like a lead acid battery that looses it’s juice slowly. Like those sub zero temp mornings and oh crap … the car, she ain’t catching on the first couple starts and the cranking is slowing down. What a relief when the engine catches and the battery is charging once again. Good day to buy a lotto ticket …  eh. Luck is in that frosty air.

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Individual and Corporate Tax

Looking at Canada and the US, the individual tax payer like me scrutinizes the yearly tax forms and information available for additional deductions that are eligble to bring my tax payable down as much as possible. The goal is seeking a refund but as we know that doesn’t always happen.

Knowing that if we ‘doctor’ anything, there could be a reassessment down the line and a possible audit. Yikes! Not good and no hiding from the tax man… wants to see receipts and bills/documents.

Companies on the other hand can do some manipulatin’. Looking at Apple in the USA and Bombardier out of Montreal, Quebec … Canada. A railway and aircraft manufacturer.

Apple shifted a lot of it’s operation to Ireland to avoid the higher tax bracket in the US of A.

Bombardier did as well and now wants to shift some of it’s manufacturing of aircraft components to Casablanca, Morocco for the cheap labour, Meanwhile, taking in billions in grants from the Canadian and Quebec governments to keep jobs in Canada. Doesn’t make sense does it? … while they avoid the higher tax bracket in Canada by splitting up their operation in lower taxed countries.

Steve Job’s brainchild … Apple got under fire recently for not paying all their taxes in Ireland and the EU tax committee ruled that the Irish Goverment seek several billion in taxes owed from Apple. The EU is always on the hunt for the mega corporations not paying all that’s due. Eventually they get some of this tax cash back from countries in the form of fees for being a member of the European Union so it’s win, win for them.

Weird thing is, Ireland is debating fighting this ruling probably fearing scaring away companies like Apple. And what kind of under the table deal was made … no ones know but a lengthy court dispute could bring that all to light.

How do these bigshot companies get away with all this. Money talks and they lobby politicians and bankers to get what they want while looking for more loopholes. Me … I have to stay clean and above board or risk a visit from the dreaded tax ‘person’.

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The Biz is moving along with programs like ACX Monsoon and recently … LaraWithMe, a risky but potentially profitable HYIP … ‘if’ Lara, the Bot sticks with it for a few months. I’m figuring there is a Russian crew behind Lara. The Telegram Web, was conceived by a Russian ‘Mark Zuckerberg’ who started VK… a Russian version of Facebook with several million users.

In Russia however, you just can’t speak your mind or hold negative chats about Putin and Mother Russia without there being consequences. Pavel Durov had to flee and VK was taken over by one of the more wealhy dudes maing him more money. Durov continues to invent new products like Telegram Web, which will become more popular as time passes.