Publishing Leaves Fatima
If some of you want to know where I have been
in the past month, I have been traveling from Fatima to Blue Jay, California, and from there to Panama, and
from Panama to Blue Jay, California and soon back to Panama. Normally there would be no
reason not to continue to post new documents but some problems occurred in the
travel, mainly the destruction of not only my computer but of my hard drive.
After dealing with a new computer, learning
new programs, and recovering my hard drive, I may be ready to explain why I
left Fatima and why I am going to end up in Panama. To be blunt, I will not
return to Fatima even though I consider it the
greatest private revelation in History and when the final story is told, you
will see that today it is only half told and done. Our Lady of Fatima is still
at war, but most of us have abandoned Her making Her
job harder and longer.
I loved the Fatima Shrine, the Convent of
Coimbra, Lucia, the living relatives of Francisco, Jacinta, and Lucia and all
the priests and nuns directly involved with the apparitions like the nuns at Coimbra, Father Kondor,
and Monsignor Guerra, the Rector of Fatima. But after 6 years in Fatima, I must
admit that I did not like the city of Fatima,
the Socialist Government of Portugal, the legal system, and the constantly expanding cost of living.
When I went to Fatima,
I could live very well on American Social Security Retirement, but that was
before the change to the Euro currency. Little by little the cost of living in Portugal became
harder and harder on a fixed income. Because of the constantly increasing cost
of living, and constantly being in court with ex-partners, I found myself away
from my children and grandchildren for a straight six years.
Being at the Shrine of Fatima is great but
not at the expense of being a father, grandfather and great grandfather. Doing
this web site is great, and I am sure God is pleased with it, but my first
responsibility is being a father, and a grandfather, something I was forced to
Determined to correct this problem, I
finished all court cases in Portugal
and researched ways that I could continue with Unity Publishing and at the same
time be a father and grandfather.
I have spent over a year searching all over
the world for the cheapest and easiest place to live, where I can do both my
web site and spend time with my children. I found this place in Panama. In the
future I will write a great deal about Panama,
so that my readers (especially those who have retired) will become aware of the
great benefits of retiring or even investing in Panama.
To be brief here, Panama has been voted five years in
a row as the best place to retire in the world. It has a government patterned
a very stable and growing economy, great infrastructure (roads, electric, gas,
sewage and water). It has the best banking system in the world, even better
than Switzerland and Hong Kong. It has free import - export tax, very low
property tax and no tax at all for imported income or money. Anyone retired,
even from other countries gets massive discounts on almost everything -
medical, dental, restaurants, taxis, entertainment, property closing costs,
property tax (sometimes free for 20 years)
As for me personally, I grew up on the beach
in Del Mar, California and I miss it. God willing, I
intend to work on my computer and my web site looking at the beautiful Pacific
Ocean in Panama.
God willing, I will be walking and swimming in the Pacific each and everyday.
God willing, I will be fishing every week and sometimes for five and six
hundred pound sail or sward fish, which is a major sport in Panama. God
willing, I will be diving for lobster in 10 to 15 foot waters and cutting loose
abalone, which is my favorite.
That being said and my dream, one must also
consider that property investment in Panama right now is the best in the
world. It is projected that one can make a greater profit in property over the
next 10 years in Panama
than any other country in the world. People in England, Canada, Ireland,
Scotland, France, Germany, Spain and Australia, are finding that they can sell
a $400,000 dollar home in these countries and buy an even better home in Panama
for $150,000 dollars. Some are doing this just for a winter home and others are
retiring there. You can live by the beach, or on one of the many islands or in
the very modern Panama city
with everything that Paris, Hong
Kong or even Los Vegas has. As for me, I have found the people
more Catholic than even the people of Portugal.
As said above I have been in Panama to set things up with realtors and
lawyers, and I am now back in California to take care of legal maters that
I am involved with. I will be back in Panama a few days after Easter.
Portugal and the European Union
Panama is doing all the things that Portugal should
be doing. But thanks to the pressure from the European Union, which is just a
form of Communism, Portugal
is doomed to another overthrow of the government within the next few years.
Socialism has so infected Europe that there
is a great loss of patriotism and community and now only a self serving
gluttony for governments to give them something even at the cost of any future
and at the expense of others. Going back to the French Revolution, Europeans
brushed off their Christian baced governments and
tried to replace them with secular ethics like Nazism, Communism, Socialism,
etc. All of these have failed and everyone knows it, but instead of going back
to the only government philosophy that worked - Christian, there is now a
vacuum of any philosophy and this has brought about a kind of despair that
breads immoral thinking.
The resent riots in France
demonstrate this. The new law that would allow companies to hire or fire people
in the first few months without reason, has prompted
these riots. Posters saying, “We want the right to argue and disagree with
our bosses”, demonstrate the reasons for the riots. If you think
about his logically it is absurd and totally destructive of business and
growth. But this is the fruits of socialism.
What is the long term
results of this socialist thinking? Very simple, the businesses are
leaving Europe and setting up in other more
business friendly counties. When businesses leave, jobs are lost, and when jobs
are lost, there is less tax and more government expense until government debt
goes up and up and then collapses.
This is happening in all the countries of
Western Europe but I watched it happen first hand for six years in Portugal.
Little by little people (even with jobs) are finding it impossible to pay their
bills and bankruptcies are increasing each year. The jobless rate is also
increasing from year to year. The overall vacancies in
apartments, unsold houses, empty office buildings is climbing year to
year. The overall population of Portugal
is going from 10,000,000 to 8,000,000 in the next 10 years. This is because of
a low birth rate and because young people are moving to Canada, America,
Australia and England to get
jobs and they are not returning.
Over the past 30 years I watched two American
cities and one European country go from extreme poverty to great prosperity
overnight. They all did this by making it very easy for business to prosper and
hire people. All three of these governments invited business to re-locate with
them and then gave great incentives for them to make the move - cheap or free
land, low water, gas and electric rates for many years, very limited government
regulations and red tap and low business tax.
This works and works well because “nothing,
absolutely nothing ever happens until someone does something or makes
something.” Wealth is only the result of work, so create the work and you
create the wealth. Hong Kong grew to one of
the most prosperous countries in the world with a flat 6% tax bass. 6% of
trillions of dollars is a lot of money. But Socialists want 70% of less and
less and this results in less and less actual tax to run governments because
there is less and less work and products generated.
As these Socialist countries in Europe and
elsewhere decline, one country sees the value of bringing in investment,
creating jobs, increasing the population, stimulating growth and upping the
standard of living - Panama.
As for Fatima,
I am confident that things will get better and better. A lot of talk has gone
around about the Vatican taking over Fatima.
In a few months a Portuguese Bishop will take over. Everything I know about
this man leaves me to believe that the Vatican
will be running Fatima, even if it is secretly
and through this new bishop. I am sure the Rector, Father Guerra, will remain
as I do not think anyone could do as good a job as he does.
Lucia went back home and is now buried next
to Jacinta on the left side of the altar of the Basilica. During the move from Coimbra to Fatima, four of the Carmelites accompanied the
body, and all the VIP’s of Portugal
including all the TV stations reported the event. All of this was wonderful, if
not at time confusing.
But now there is something happening that is
not wonderful. Tourists, who for the most part are charitable and polite, are
now so exited to see the tomb of Lucia, that they are disrupting the scheduled
Masses, even when the guards post signs and tell them not to visit during Mass.
This is getting so bad that it is being considered to have a separate building
for the three bodies outside the Basilica so that this disrespect to Our Lord
in the Mass will not continue.
I will no longer live in Fatima,
but I have my contacts there and will keep up with inside information of the
city and the Shrine, both good and bad.