[Psychiatrist Rima Laibow and former Army Major General Albert Stubblebine have moved to Panama to set up a "Valley of the
Moon (TM) Eco Community Demonstration Project.". They need a third of a million fast. Maybe you can help them achieve their goal? They're looking for a Few Good People. Things seem positively delightful down there on the new "finca". Apparently setting up in Panama instead of the United States signals that they know something that you and I perhaps are not privy to. Wonder what that could be? Perhaps you should read this story to find out..Ken Adachi]
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From: Natural Solutions Foundation <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 7:29 PM
Subject: [NSF-Panama] Good NEWS! The search is over!
Bert and I have spent more than 16 months coming to Panama, ultimately
moving to Panama, looking for land for the Foundation's Valley of the
Moon (TM) Eco Community Demonstration Project.
We have found land, gone to signing on land and been confronted with
surprises that made us stand up from the table with the contract unsigned.
We have found stunning land only to find that we were being offered a
fraudulent deal because the land belongs to the people of Panama: it
is a National Park.
We have seen properties which looked good, seemed good, but had a bad
gut feeling (and later found out why!)
We have looked and looked and looked. And you have all been looking,
either boots-on-the-ground here with us or vicariously through the
Forum and the Conference Calls.
Initially we thought that we would have a single piece of land for the
community, the medical center and the farm/farm school. That changed
as circumstances, and finances, presented themselves.
We have all suddenly been hit by a market convulsion which meant that
people whom we have commitments from for BICs could not meet those
commitments and people who wanted to put BICs into place suddenly
found themselves with very different options available to them.
We have many people who are ready to come work and participate but
needed a place to come TO so that they could help make the collective
vision a reality, but lacked the means to purchase a BIC directly.
For them, not having the facility meant that they were not able to
begin the process of investing their talents and energies into the
process of earning a BIC. Now there is a place. Y'all come!
But the search is over! The perfect property to get us started and
situated, humming and growing, fell into our laps, nearly literally!
This evening we made the first payment on the purchase of a highly
suitable property (see Ralph's posting just before this one of the
Letter of Intent). Tomorrow we will go to David, 45 minutes away, to
visit, first of all, a local lawyer and second of all a notaria who
will turn that LOI into binding instructions for the attorneys.
What have we begun the process of purchasing?
1. A 2 acre piece of land bounded by a road on one long axis (the land
is a rectangle) and by a river in a green and lovely glade on the
other long axis.
2. A 1640 ft2 house with 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, large front and
back porches and a beautiful working fireplace, dining room, spacious
living room. Ceramic tile floors throughout and a view of Volcan Baru!
2. An 1800+ ft2 house with 3 bedrooms, one office, 2 1/2 baths, a
large dining room and spacious living room (15' x 18'), long tiled
3. A jaguar (honest! it has paws, not wheels!) which is beautiful,
full grown and needs a much larger home - perhaps a large enclosure
with a pool on the finca?.
4. A working farm of 2.5 hectares.
5. 7 or 8 large commercial greenhouses with irrigation installed using
three different sources of water including a natural water source,
rainwater and town water.
6. A clean and open duck and chicken house where up to 5000 birds can
be raised. This provides outstanding manure for natural growing and
fertilizing as well as eggs and foul. Vegitarians do not have to eat
them. But they sure will appreciate what their manure does for the
crops they do eat.
7. A legal slaughter house to dress and prepare the birds for sale.
8. A farm building which can be easily modified into an office with
phone and internet, a farm school classroom, and dormitories. This
building, like the others on the farm, has electricity and water.
9. Two caretaker houses where a single caretaker lives and a caretaker
and his family live. These also have water and electricity.
We need to come up with the following payments to take possession of
the property and have the corporation which owns the titles to the two
pieces of land transferred to us:
1. $286,000 to pay off the mortgage so that the title can be
transferred to us
2. $64,000 to allow the elderly owners of the houses and farm to move
to another house and, while there, build a new house for themselves.
We anticipate taking posession of the first house on or about November 15!
3. $5,000 good faith money which we paid tonight.
That means that we need to come up with $350,000 in a short time.
We have $300,000 on hand once I transfer my IRA to Panama.
4. $270,000 to complete the purchase. Upon payment of that money we
will take possession of the producing farm and be able to reap the
culinary, nutritional, educational and financial rewards of owning it
in fact as well as in name.
What do you get if you join this project?
1. Visionaries get to participate in the creation of a model and
2. Health professionals get to practice what they are expert in within
a supportive and forward-looking center where the affluent, the locals
and the indiginous peoples are served.
3. Food is BeyondOrganic, inexpensive, sustainable and fresh from our
farm. We will have a kitchen and a restaurant on the premises
providing outstanding food for us all in the future, as renvations allow.
4. A place of refuge if you need it, a place of retreat when you need
it. Everyone who is a committed community participant has a doorway to
jump through if you need it quickly. Come home! We have the light on
5. A community of like minded people working with you.
6. The opportunity to create an enterprise with the Foundation as a
partner or on your own (as long as it does not conflict with the ways
in which the community supports itself).
7. A source of income through interest payments on the investment or
BICs which you have purchased.
What do you get if you use your IRA to support this project?
Your IRA is invested in something you believe in and you will receive
a return on that investment through the BIC (or fractional BIC)
interest payments. You will recall that the enterprises of the
Foundation (the Spa and Medical Center, the Seminar and other
Educational Programs, the agricultural products, devices, herbal
products, etc., etc.) are all designed to be profit making and that
the Foundation is permitted to increase the interest payments above
the rate set by Banco National to reflect that success and share it
with the BIC holders and other supporters. Thus, the financial return
will be, we anticipate, significant. Of course, this is not a
promise, since we cannot see the future. But it is our strong,
Next, your fragile dollars are now in something precious and
practical: land, food and shelter. If you come to the Valley of the
Moon(TM), you will have a place to stay and BeyondOrganic food to eat,
a community to participate in and a job to do in building a model for
others to take home with them and emulate whichever part of they like.
You can also just live there.
Third, you will have protected your retirement income from:
inflation, stagflation, recession, depression, stock market failure,
bailout backfires, and, perhaps most important, the rumored government
take over of all IRAs and 401Ks to turn them over to Social Security
to administer. I personally am eager to get my money (what is left of
it, anyway) out of the US and into land and real estate from which I
can anticipate a meaningful return.
Fourth, it is my understanding that this investment should qualify you
for various levels of long term visas, depending on its magnitude.
This needs confirmation by our legal team and will depend on your
particulars. A donation may or may not qualify, but the IRA
investment certainly would. Long term visas can lead to Panamanian
Citizenship if you want that but do not have to.
Under the IRA rules, you cannot receive direct benefit from that input
so your investment would go for the Medical Center, for example, or
for the Finca, or the Seminar and dining facility, etc. That way,
your IRA is still behind its tax-deferred shield and your own housing,
for example, is separated from the investment you have made. (There
has been some confusion about this and I hope this straightens it out
- Please call Ralph Fucetola, 973-300-4594, if you need more
information on this option.)
If you own a full or partial Founder's BIC, conferred in thanks for a
donation, you either have the right to, or are on your way to the
right to, select a buildable lot and build a home. That lot is yours
as a perpetually renewable lease and is part of the Valley of the
Moon(TM) Land Trust. The house that you build on the lot is yours to
sell (the VotM has First Right of Refusal), to will to your heirs or
dispose of in whatever way you like with community approval (You
probably could not sell it to a known drug dealer, for example).
If you are willing to offer us a friendly loan, now would be a really
good time for that! You will be paid back from the proceeds of the
businesses and from other funding sources. Ralph can draw up the
agreement. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
In case you have not noticed it, we now need that friendly loan.
Can you commence building on the 2.5 H finca? Not yet. It is our
plan to bring in experts to help us lay out the land use. About 1/2
of the land is occupied in green houses. We need to have Father
Godfrey of Songhai come to Panama to lay out the zero emissions farm
and site the houses and other land use features. We need to have
permaculture input. We need to consider many aspects of how to use
the land best and most sustainably. But it is our intent to acquire
the two neighboring farms as well (which are available) when we have
the money, or option them as soon as we can, and then the homes go on
the high ridges where the views beggar all attempts to describe them.
You MUST see them for yourself!
When we have the funds, we will begin the construction of the Medical
Center and spa on the two acre parcel in town. It lends itself to
that usage wonderfully. There will be facilities for people to stay,
eat, do yoga, body work, meditation, dance, etc.
Both pieces of land have stunning views of the dominant feature of the
area: Volcan Baru. I have been coming here, and have lived here now,
for quite a while. I never tire of the ever-changing spectacle of the
clouds and the peak, the sky and the greenery. I find it thrilling
every time I look at it.
As you probably have gathered, I am pretty excited. I hope you are too!
I am about to mount pictures and tomorrow morning, on the way to
David, we will stop at the farm and take some more pictures.
Bottom line: The Valley of the Moon(TM) has a home.
Warmly, and with great enthusiasm,
PS: Don't forget to order the Valley of the Moon (TM) chemical free
coffee for yourself and everyone on your gift list who is a coffee
drinker (or uses it for detox: it is pristine!). Here's the link:
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