Grand Central Hotel and Grill; Here’s the Beef

It all starts with the meat. This is something steak houses should know. This one knows.

She’s been in the business thirty-nine years. I know her only as Susan, manager of Grand Central Hotel and Grill, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. Her experience manifests itself as I sit down to enjoy a quality rib eye that I could have cut with a fork. Cooked to perfection as per my order, it is juicy, tender, medium rare, and exactly what steak lovers expect.

Cottonwood Falls is near the Cottonwood river in Chase county, Kansas, and the Grand Central Hotel and Grill can provide accommodations for the business traveler or vacationer who wants peace and quite and a chance to reminisce and remember, and imagine how the west might have been. And when you’re hungry, go to the Grand Central Hotel and Grill for tasty food, excellent service and a pleasant atmosphere.  I liked it and am certain you will enjoy it, too.

Grant Hall

Devvy Kidd to interview Grant Hall, 7/27/10, 8 p.m. CST,

Whistleblower, patriot radio talk show hostess, Devvy Kidd will interview Grant Hall, author of Privacy Crisis: Identity Theft Prevention Plan and Guide to Anonymous Living on July 27, 2010. Listen to the show at at 8 p.m. CST.

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Are you searching for answers to your personal privacy questions?

Personal privacy is the buzz topic for many these days. And while informative sources including our personal privacy book provide detailed information, additional answers may come from you.

Against all odds and a true happening

I have not had difficulty sleeping in many years, but noticed mild insomnia over the past few days that caused sleep pattern interruptions. Upon awakening a few mornings ago, I pulled out a 668 page book, a philosophy-type of work that I turn to on occasion. Not knowing where to turn to exactly for my answers, I simply opened the book. There right in front of my eyes was a sub chapter heading on Insomnia. I read all there was to read-about a page and digested what I already knew, but was in need of a reminder as to the causes of my less than desirable sleep for a short period of time. I have experienced this sort of thing before, but this one really caught my attention. It taught me that many of our answers to our problems come from us through others. I asked the question, opened a book and  there was the answer.

Metaphysical sources for problem solving

I never discount non-traditional happenings. And this experience has enlightened me and made me aware of the importance of believing that within ourselves lies the answers to our most complex  problems. However, we have to use the available resources available to us.

Applications to privacy living

I continuously emphasize the need for strong communication as you strive to get what you desire.  Privacy living is a mindset, a way of life that empowers you to keep your business and personal privacy sacred. You need other businesses and agencies to help make it possible for you to accomplish your anonymous living goals and to protect your privacy. With that in mind, how you think is extremely important as your thinking and communication to those individuals associated with agencies and companies have the power to help you get what you want. Tap into yourself as you search for answers and use the best privacy resources to help in your decision making process.

Grant Hall

Grant Hall wrote Privacy Crisis and numerous articles on business and privacy living.

Should you say “no” to Ms. Clerk and keep your consumer privacy?

Can you learn to just say “no” when asked to sacrifice your consumer privacy? That’s what successful privacy advocates do when their right to privacy is threatened. And by the way, why is there a double standard as far as privacy is concerned in the U.S.A.?

Is government and corporate America  stealing your privacy rights and is there a double standard?

I am talking about your president, Mr. Obama. Why has he not answered the calls from hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens who demand he prove he is one of them? Seems like a perfectly rational and logical request to me. IF Mr. Obama has nothing to hide, it would seem that in view of the bill boards, court cases, chatter and blog talk, that he would simply hold a press conference and clear up the matter-once and for all by providing his proper paperwork to prove his eligibility to serve as President of the United States of America. But, no, he continues to spend-or someone continues to spend more dollars than you earn for ongoing legal costs to keep the cases brought forth by attorneys, Berg and Taitz out of court.

But, oh boy, you surly have to show that utility bill,  driver license, declare all family members by name, and have them present their papers if you want to rent that post office box, don’t you?

Define your privacy living standards to preserve your consumer privacy and to save thousands and avoid a privacy invasion

I’d say that in view of what is clearly a consumer privacy invasion, a breach on freedom, the best course is to declare your freedom, internally while learning how to beat the system-legally of course. And at the heart of that task or ongoing tasks, is the ability to decipher what is required to avoid having a path beat to your door as well as fulfilling your other personal and business privacy requirements. It is doable in the U.S.A. and everywhere. Few take the time, make the effort or spend the dough to do it, however, until an emergency emerges. And then, it’s a rush job, but it can still be done when one has the information.

For instance, many stalking victims did not take preventive measures to avoid a dangerous stalker. They may be  forced to address the matter of privacy living following an incident that causes them bodily harm or emotional damage.

Back to Ms. Clerk and why it might be wise to learn to just say “no”

Ms. Clerk III has a desk  where the buck stops. She can be found in offices of physicians, dentists, license-issuing offices, city service buildings-everywhere you need to go for routine services. So, you’re going to come face to face with her when you buck the system, just a bit. I promise you that.

Since, I am an old hand at talking back to those who attempt to talk down to me or rape me of my privacy rights, I have any number of answers for Ms. Clerk, and I know my requirements. Here are some of my right to privacy requirements that may be valuable for you to ponder:

1.) I do not provide my Social Security number unless it is required by law to do so or unless the service is so valuable that I believe it is worth the risk to provide this most important identifier. I do not have my SSN memorized so it would be necessary for me to have advanced notice in order to provide it.

2.) I never provide banking information to service providers of any kind with the possible exception of using a credit line to pay a large bill.

3.) My home address, personal phone number and utility bills are not provided for goods and services.

There are other privacy guide lines that are necessarily followed as one walks down the path of high level consumer privacy living and avoids the pitfalls and huge time and money expenses of stalking problems, identity theft or a money or property seizure from criminals of all types.

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Can you avoid a consumer privacy invasion by saying no to Ms. Clerk?

Clerks in big bureaucrats’ offices and their corporate partners’ offices want all of your personal information prior to providing basic goods and services in some cases. Is the American consumer brain washed or brain dead or both and unaware of the dangers of privacy invasions that occur when personal and confidential data is misused or stolen? Is it any wonder that a stolen identity occurs once every few seconds? Do you know that medical identity theft and business identity theft fraud continue to skyrocket out of control as the public kowtows to the demands of those who want to grab  their data and store it  in their computer databases for eternity?

For your information, the average business identity theft costs $10,000 and the typical medical identity theft case will cost the consumer a whopping $20,000.

Consumer privacy can be accomplished when assertive communication practices are followed.

Are small towns privacy havens or big bureaucrat traps?

Parts of the Midwest are sparsely populated with small towns. One would think that these folks would be of the freedom living variety. It appears the mindset may be present in some, but the knowledge base is lacking.

While on a family vacation, my wife and I made our way to the local post office to replenish supplies and mail letters. Since I had a couple of the certified variety to mail, I filled out the proper forms and could not help but over hear the conversation between Ms. Postal Clerk and a customer who inquired about renting a post office box.

Was Ms. Clerk interested in telling Mr. New Customer about the features, benefits and advantages of a p.o. box? Did she mention how wonderful their postal service is in “Small Town USA”? Hardly. Instead, she demanded a local drivers license, a utility bill, and asked privacy invasive questions about all who would be living in the gentleman’s house. Further, she demanded their i.d.’s for her verification prior to the renting of a post office box.

Mr. New Customer seemed caught off guard and perhaps a little shocked. After all he was in a town of only a thousand or two. However, he seemed willing to comply and promised to provide all that was requested of the clerk as I completed my business and walked out the door.

Personal privacy is often compromised by providing personal and confidential data to businesses and government agencies.

The receipt of personal and business mail through mail nominees has been used successfully by privacy advocates as described in Privacy Crisis.

Free privacy living information courses are available by e-mail.

Grant Hall wrote a personal privacy e-book, Privacy Crisis: Identity Theft Prevention Plan and Guide to Anonymous Living that is available for purchase and download.

Banking privacy or a cashless system?

Will banking privacy become obsolete and make way for all the all powerful forces to eliminate consumer privacy? This article addresses these questions.

Scare tactics and media hype

Few radio and TV talk show hosts know anything about bank secrecy and financial privacy. Instead, they love to scare their audience into believing all is lost and that the next consumer privacy invasion will be a government required chip to monitor consumers’ every move and all financial transactions.

Believe little or none of it. Cash transactions are a huge part of commerce and while Orwell may have been right with the theme, implementation of the specifics would take more time at a greater sacrifice than even “big brother” wants. At least during your lifetime.

Bank Secrecy in the U.S.A. and everywhere

Pundits seldom have the answers. Browse articles from any bank secrecy related search and you will discover article after article telling you how previous banking havens have abandoned their financial privacy laws and policies in favor of letting U.S. agents access records of questionable bank customers, and while such practices were unthinkable during the nineteen eighties and early nineties, now that the financial privacy crisis has occurred, it is time to learn banking privacy and money privacy secrets that will empower you to exercise your privacy rights as per the U.S. constitution.

The good news is that bank secrecy and financial privacy are doable in the U.S.A. or anywhere in the world when you have the information.

Financial privacy crisis objectives and goals

First, define your specific financial privacy needs.

Privacy is never cheap, but those with high-level money privacy and bank secrecy needs will have the means to work these tactics into their budget.

Privacy Crisis: Identity Theft Prevention Plan and Guide to Anonymous Living by Grant Hall contains a section on Finances. These chapters are included and may be of interest to readers:

Chapter 15: Anonymous Banking, Chapter 17: Private Investments, Chapter 18: Real Estate and Hard Assets, Chapter 19: Credit Bureaus.

The e-book is available for purchase and immediate download.

Grant Hall

Banking privacy and other financial food for thought

Togow and Pawnshe were elected to lead by the populace who had voted to abandon the fiat system that, over time, had made once well to do, aging men, poor and dependent. The banking system was renewed with vigor by implementing an asset backed system designed to provide a stable currency that would hold value and purchasing power while allowing successful achievers to retire with dignity and wealth in tact.

First, Togow and Pawnshe established a bank that was owned by the people. This bank was not a monopoly intended to meet credit demands at the whims of “officials” with conjured up demands, illegitimate intentions or wealth creation ideas for cronies, but was representative of real wealth owned by the people. Since the people were all shareholders in the bank, their property that included mines, land, commodities, minerals and other assets served as collateral for the bank of the people.

With an asset backed money system, a convenient and responsible monetary standard was developed. Currency in paper and digital form was issued and did not exceed the value of the bank’s assets, and while these assets’ values would fluctuate by varied quotations based on marketplace perception and real bids and offers, the responsible officials, servants of the people, Togow and Pawnshe, kept the aggregate currency, both paper and digital congruent with the value of the bank’s assets.

Now, old men could store their wealth and have banking privacy without fear of seizure by an irresponsible government as they were owners of the system, not sheeple being dictated to by criminals and printers of worthless paper who made well to do men become paupers in old age.  Everyone became more motivated to work and produce in the new society. And the new currency soared in value and the world began to wonder.

Can a stalking victim have workplace privacy?

Many data bases contain new hires information and government agencies and private sources can track and trace employees, including stalking victims whose goal is workplace privacy. This post will provide information on how to stop stalking through a successful workplace privacy plan.

The new job

Distance will not matter If you are being followed by an abusive stalker who has the means and persistence to track you. In today’s world, people can be followed through information technology with key pieces of information, mainly the name, date of birth and Social Security number.

Social Security number and other identity information for employment monitoring

Successful privacy advocates who are in the know recognize they have a right to privacy. With that right in mind, it is up to you to make the adaptations necessary at work to learn how to be invisible as you make a living. This is crucial for the stalking victim whose abusive stalker  may go to the end of the earth to find her. This means paying private investigators, bribing those with access to employment new hires data banks and whatever else he must do to locate you at your new place of employment.

Workplace privacy

I know many tout the benefits of self employment as a path to independence and workplace privacy. The truth is that only about one in five businesses ever make a profit. And bouncing around selling trinkets for cash-another “solution” offered by authors for workplace privacy, may indeed enable you to work beneath the radar, but probably won’t keep you out of the bread lines.

You can learn how to be invisible as you work

A number of people have been able to structure their employment to accommodate their workplace privacy requirements. Once you learn employment privacy living principles and bring something valuable to the work negotiation, you will be on your way to learning you to escape your stalker.

Grant Hall

Is the busy professional an ignorant American who does not understand the Federal Reserve System?

I’ll call her Sue. She’s a busy, house payment making, college educated, once upwardly mobile, once young, now stationary, middle aged, and locked in, “intelligent” gal who has not a clue how the world works. How do I know? Because I spoke to her, without lecturing and without hesitation, and posed simple,  leading questions that any “trained ear” could use to make such an assessment based on her blank stares and inappropriate stabs at a response. Sue doesn’t give a hoot about currency markets, central banks or the Federal Reserve.  She is a busy professional and an ignorant American.

Sue doesn’t know what Federal Reserve System means. And she doesn’t want to know.

A long-time Republican, she believes the economy is in bad shape, recognizes that her money doesn’t buy as much as it did when she was young, and depends on like-minded Republicans to give her the “skinny” on what’s really important. You can probably guess which two she listens to during the day on her talk radio channel. For some reason, these two well paid goofs never talk about the Federal Reserve System. As a matter of fact, it seems like others-mainly Fed types, don’t like the idea of bloggers saying much about the Fed either.

Could all of those bloggers be blogging away about the Federal Reserve System because they’d like to educate the likes of “Sue” about what has been the cause of our ruined money? And make no mistake about it, your currency IS ruined. Sadly, Sue and others-many professional and “educated” have not a clue about what I’m blogging about. These “well educated” types wave flags, shoot off firecrackers while celebrating Independence day, and believe “inflation” to be a natural and normal, economic phenomenon. Nothing could be further from the truth. But, I won’t tell that story today. I’m all blogged out. I keep thinking of all the “Sue’s” out there who haven’t a clue about the foundation of our economic system-money. And I don’t know whether to stand on my soap box or go to the bath room and puke.

Grant Hall

Grant Hall is the author of Privacy Crisis:Identity Theft Prevention Plan and Guide to Anonymous Living.