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Tim Picciott (The Libertarian Advisor) on using on ETF's (Exchange Traded Fund) - Steve Miller on guardianship abuse and the conviction of April Parks - Tone Vays (trader, risk analyst, blogger; Columnist @ BraveNewCoin) gives an update on bitcoin; r
Media Type: Audio • Time: 275 Minutes and 0 Secs
Guests: Tim Picciott
Media Type: Audio • Time: 50 Minutes and 15 Secs
Guests: Steve Miller
Topics: Guardianship
Media Type: Audio • Time: 165 Minutes and 0 Secs
Guests: Tone Vays

Hour 1 - 3

Media Type: Audio • Time: 275 Minutes and 0 Secs
Guests: Tim Picciott

Hour 1 -- Tim Picciott (The Libertarian Advisor) on using on ETF's (Exchange Traded Fund); The Debt Ceiling; FED Interest Rates

Hour 2 -- Steve Miller on guardianship abuse and the conviction of April Parks

Hour 3 -  Tone Vays (trader, risk analyst, blogger; Columnist @ BraveNewCoin) gives an update on bitcoin; recaps Anarchapulco

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March 15th, 2017

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Hour 1

Tim Picciott 

The Libertarian Advisor


The Libertarian Advisor is a: Wealth Advisor with his CFP®, Entrepreneur,  IRONMAN® Triathlete, Recognized Hero and Libertarian who wants to make America a better place for his daughters.

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ETF - Exchange Traded Fund 

From Wikipedia: 

An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is an investment fund traded on stock exchanges, much like stocks.[1][2] An ETF holds assets such as stocks, commodities, or bonds, and trades close to its net asset value over the course of the trading day. Most ETFs track an index, such as a stock index or bond index. ETFs may be attractive as investments because of their low costs, tax efficiency, and stock-like features.[3][4] By 2013, ETFs were the most popular type of exchange-traded product.[5]

ETF distributors only buy or sell ETFs directly from or to authorized participants, which are large broker-dealers with whom they have entered into agreements—and then, only in creation units, which are large blocks of tens of thousands of ETF shares, usually exchanged in-kind with baskets of the underlying securities. Authorized participants may wish to invest in the ETF shares for the long-term, but they usually act as market makers on the open market, using their ability to exchange creation units with their underlying securities to provide liquidity of the ETF shares and help ensure that their intraday market price approximates the net asset value of the underlying assets.[6] Other investors, such as individuals using a retail broker, trade ETF shares on this secondary market.

An ETF combines the valuation feature of a mutual fund or unit investment trust, which can be bought or sold at the end of each trading day for its net asset value, with the tradability feature of a closed-end fund, which trades throughout the trading day at prices that may be more or less than its net asset value. Closed-end funds are not considered to be ETFs, even though they are funds and are traded on an exchange. ETFs have been available in the US since 1993 and in Europe since 1999. ETFs traditionally have been index funds, but in 2008 the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission began to authorize the creation of actively managed ETFs.[6]

ETFs offer both tax efficiency and lower transaction costs. More than US$2 trillion were invested in ETFs in the United States between when they were introduced in 1993 and 2015. By the end of 2015, ETFs offered "1,800 different products, covering almost every conceivable market sector, niche and trading strategy".[7]

March 15th is when the FED will be meeting to decide interest rates and the day we should hit the debt ceiling.

I just finished two presentations I've been working on.  One is about Trump and the various data pointing to why I think the stock market is overvalued and the other is the biggest risk retirees or soon to be retirees face.

Also at the Arizona State Capitol last week...



Last Wednesday I made way down to the capital to support Dr Ron Paul and HB2014 which would effectively legalize Gold and Silver as real money in Arizona by removing capital gains taxes.

For more analysis of HB2014, please check out this Zerohedge article by way of the 10th amendment center.

Little did I know,  this also happened to be International Women's Day.  After having to pass by these hardcore feminist 4 times ( I forgot my book in the car to get signed by Dr Paul) I decided to strike up a conversation with one of the protestors.  Her sign, in not so pleasant terms, stated that the US Government pays for Viagara.  I pleaded ignorance to this and asked her what this meant.  She kept telling me to google it and after about 30 seconds chaos ensued.  After being told I had to leave, I started filming and below is 36 minutes of classic feminist brainwashing.   Aside from a cracked screen on my new iPhone 7, I walked away relatively unscathed.

Below is the women who I initially talked to and to the right is an Asian lady holding a similar sign that I found on the internet.


Highlights from  International Women's Day

 Not a Single Feminist is against aborting 9 month old babies!

Full 36 minute raw footage


Hour 2

Media Type: Audio • Time: 50 Minutes and 15 Secs
Guests: Steve Miller
Topics: Guardianship

Hour 2 -- Steve Miller on guardianship abuse and the conviction of April Parks


2017-03-15 Hour 2 Steve Miller from Ernest Hancock on Vimeo.

Hour 2

Steve Miller

Investigative Journalist


Steve Miller, a former Las Vegas City Councilman, former Clark County Regional Transportation Commissioner, Chairman Emeritus of Goodwill Industries of Southern Nevada, and President Emeritus of Opportunity Village, a charity, has been writing about guardianship fraud for over ten years.  One of his stories prompted a television ad in a highly charged political race in Nevada.  The story is about a "guardian" Jared E. Shafer who is being sued for "embezzling" $420,000.00 from a 95 year old former "ward" by his daughter.  Guadalupe Olvera was a WWII veteran; fortunately his daughter was warned to get her father out of Nevada by any means in the dead of night.  Shafer came after her and the person who helped her in a legal fight to avoid relinquishing control by claiming the daughter "kidnapped" her father.  Olvera's daughter wrote to Catherine Cortez Masto in December 2011, asking for help terminating the guardianship relationship.  When the family pleaded directly with then Attorney General Cortez Masto for help, according to the daughter, Cortez Masto turned them away.

The laws surrounding guardianship are well intended, in that they were written to discourage the predatory behavior of a greedy family member and others seeking a family's inheritance. But the loopholes in the  courts  have made it possible for the unscrupulous to join hands in exploitation. Efforts to contest these rulings in court do nothing more, usually, than trap people in a loop of legal fees and costs, where they can never escape and end up destitute as a result.



Guardianship: An American Horror Story by M Larson

A Must-Read new Book that Details an Epidemic of Abuse of the Elderly

Guardianship: How Judges and Lawyers Steal Your Money is a must-read about a greedy plague among our elderly and disabled. Appointed by courts for various reasons, guardianships strip an otherwise sane, engaged older adult of their freedom while depleting their resources in an ugly loop that seems to mostly benefit lawyers. It is the definitive roadmap of solutions for concerned relatives who try to correct the crimes against a loved one's estate, health and even life. Guardianship is a compilation of articles written by journalist, attorneys, and other advocates across the nation (with permission).  Our collective goal is to make this serious crime public since the process needs to be changed.

Exploitive Guardians are a very real threat to the Boomer generation, the last of our financially secure generations, a group of some 76 million individuals. 76 million people who, at the whim of a court, can have their personal freedoms stripped away, have their assets taken forcibly, and are subject to abuse in many cases. As a society, we have allowed for the active victimization of a massive segment of our population.

 "Professional guardians are a cottage industry that is becoming more organized and powerful as lawyers and probate judges realize what a gold mine it is to take over the lives and assets of elderly Americans to the detriment of their heirs. Once a court ordered guardianship is established, the elderly person's finances are under complete control of the appointed guardian who may or may not be a loving family member," says Dr. Sam Sugar from South Florida, on behalf of Americans against Abusive Probate Guardianship (AAAPG). "It's just another indication of how this racket has infiltrated and corrupted our most sacred judicial process and turned it into a cash cow for the stakeholders in this predatory legal system, which threatens every single older adult in America."

The Government Accountability Office (GOA) identified hundreds of allegations of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation by guardians in 45 states and the District of Columbia between 1990 and 2010. In another study, the GAO found that in 20 cases, guardians "stole or improperly obtained $5.4 million in assets from 158 incapacitated victims."

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Grand Jury Indicts Four People at the Center of Private Guardianship Abuse Investigation 

Today, the Grand Jury returned an indictment against April Parks, Mark Simmons, Gary Neal Taylor and Noel Palmer Simpson in a guardianship exploitation case that has been the focus of an ongoing investigation for activities ranging from 2011 through 2016.

 The 123 page indictment explains how April Parks, owner of A Private Professional Guardian, LLC, her office manager, Mark Simmons, her husband, Gary Neal Taylor and her attorney, Noel Palmer Simpson, committed the crimes for which they were indicted.  Those crimes include Racketeering (category B felony), Exploitation of an Older or Vulnerable Person (category B felony), Theft (category B and C felonies), Offering False Instrument for Filing or Record (category C felony) and Perjury (category D felony).  

Although there were legitimate guardianship activities happening at the company, Parks and Simmons engaged in a pattern of conduct which was illegal and exploitive to the vulnerable people she was charged to protect.  The indictment alleges that A Private Professional Guardian, LLC was run as a criminal enterprise, with the goal of maximizing profits at the expense of people they were charged with caring for, disregarding their duties to their wards and to the court.

The investigation, which was a cooperative effort between the Clark County District Attorney's Office, the Nevada Attorney General's Office and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has culminated in a multi-defendant indictment which includes a total of 270 counts on seven different felony charges.


Grand jury indicts Nevada guardian on more than 200 charges


As a guardian, April Parks was tasked with caring for the elderly and infirm in Southern Nevada.

As a guardian, she had full control over those people's finances, their property and nearly every aspect of their lives.

And as a guardian, Parks exploited at least 150 of those vulnerable Nevadans and "systemically bilked them out of their life savings," law enforcement officials said Wednesday.

A Clark County grand jury indicted Parks on more than 200 felony charges that include racketeering, theft, exploitation and perjury. Parks and her husband were arrested in Pennsylvania just hours after the indictment came down. It was unclear Wednesday night what agency made the arrests.

Three other people were indicted Wednesday: Parks' business partner, Mark Simmons; her husband, Gary Neal Taylor; and her former attorney, Noel Simpson Palmer. Simmons was arrested in Indiana sometime Wednesday, according to a Metropolitan Police Department press release.

But Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson made it clear in a press conference that Parks "was the No. 1 target in this investigation."

The 123-page indictment, which laid out the 212 felony charges levied against Parks, claimed she used her position and her company, A Private Professional Guardian, LLC, "to steal funds belonging to elderly and disabled persons over whom they had guardianship authority."

The indictment said that Parks used fraudulent billing practices, and that Parks and Simmons organized and directed a "criminal syndicate" while stealing roughly $559,000 from 150 victims between 2011 and 2016. Most of those victims, Wolfson said, are no longer alive.


Vegas Law Rounds Up 2nd Crooked Guardian

April Parks And Lawyer Jailed, But The Biggest Fish Remain Uncharged


Information on National Association of Guardian Abuse:

NASGA's Goals

To protect the civil/human rights – life, liberty and property – of vulnerable persons described as "incompetent" and made wards of the state in unlawful and abusive guardianships and conservatorships;

To end financial exploitation of their wards' assets by court-appointed fiduciaries* who, instead of conserving their wards' assets  as required by law, force previously financially able wards onto Medicaid at Taxpayer expense;

To be a support organization for families battling  court-appointed "protectors" who permit due process and other violations of law to occur, including physical and mental abuse and isolation; and

To obtain reform – through outreach, education and advocacy – by meaningful amendment of existing statutes and increased penalties against violations of law.

*Fiduciary:  From the Latin fiducia, meaning "trust," a person (or a business like a bank or stock brokerage) who has the power and obligation to act for another (often called the beneficiary) under circumstances which require total trust, good faith, and honesty.  The title "fiduciary" is interchangeable with "guardian" or "conservator."

Note:  Some states use the term "guardianship" alone, some use "conservatorship" and still  others use a combination:  "guardianship / conservatorship."  And a few states use terms like, "Interdiction."

It is generally accepted to use the word  guardianship interchangeably.


Guardianship abuse and conservatorship abuse IS elder abuse! NASGA is a public-interest organization formed by victims of unlawful and abusive guardianships and conservatorships.

Company Overview

NASGA is a 501(c)(3) public-interest organization formed by victims (and families) of unlawful and abusive guardianships and conservatorships of the elderly and... See More


Money Magazine named NASGA Director Sylvia Rudek as Illinois 2014 "Money Hero."

Hour 3

Media Type: Audio • Time: 165 Minutes and 0 Secs
Guests: Tone Vays

Hour 3 -  Tone Vays (trader, risk analyst, blogger; Columnist @ BraveNewCoin) gives an update on bitcoin; recaps Anarchapulco


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Hour 3

Tone Vays

Tone has worked on Wall Street for almost 10 years starting as a Risk Analyst at Bear Stearns and later becoming a VP at JP Morgan Chase in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. His expertise is in Economic Trends, Trading and Risk Analysis. Ever since getting involved in the Crypto Currency ecosystem in early 2013, he has been very active in spreading the relevance and importance of this technology as it helps promote economic freedom. Tone was recently featured in a Bitcoin Documentary – Magic Money. He was formerly Head of Research at BraveNewCoin after previously writing about trading and economics at CoinTelegraph. Tone is now an independent content creator at LibertyLifeTrail focused on sound economics, privacy, free-thinking and adventurous travel. Tone holds a Masters Degree in Financial Engineering from Florida State University along with Bachelor Degrees in Mathematics and Geology.




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Roger Ver vs Tone Vays at Anarchapulco

Roger Ver and Tone Vays going head to head on Bitcoin Unlimited vs Segwit


Roger Ver discussion/debate with Johnny of Blockstream at Anarchapulco

My words to Roger:

Roger, much respect to you... the network, companies, and users really need your help to build support for SegWit.

You say you want want zero-conf payments. So do I, and SegWit helps with this.

You say you love lightning, why not help get SegWit activated to make Lightning work most simply and effectively?

You want to scale the level of on-chain transactions, SegWit helps with this dramatically (as Johnny said ~130%) and has the potential with schnorr signature aggregation to improve both privacy/fungibility as well as scaling hundreds of inputs into one.

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