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The Last American Fief Seigneur – From Phi Delta Phi International Fraternity

This article is Published in the International Legal Fraternity News –

“The Last American Seigneur” George Mentz, JD MBA – Seigneur of Fief Blondel

I wanted to share an amusing and interesting legal story which is a lesson in ancient international civil law. Every few years, I had discovered there may be a sale of the rights of Ancient Fiefs (Feudal Lordships). At an obscure auction, I accidently won the bidding and was able to secure ancient Seigniorial Fief Rights. A Noble Count recently transferred his Ancient Feudal Title over to me in the Royal Courts of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. By acquisition of the heritable title, you then have a registered property right to style yourself as a Dame or Seigneur under the laws of the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

The Fief de Thomas Blondel of the “Norman Channel Island of Guernsey” is somewhere between 840 years old and 577 years old depending on how you date the grant of the Ancient Norman Fief. The Seigneury of the Fief Blondel is a small feudal-fiefdom of noble history originally included in the grants to “Rollo the Famous Viking and 1st Duke of Normandy” by Grant of “Charles I” of France to prevent further invasions and sacking of France. The Fiefs territorial boundaries are located in the Southwest portion of Guernsey Island. The island of Guernsey is still controlled by “Crown” or presently the Queen of England. Guernsey is not a part of the UK nor the EU; however, Guernsey is a Crown Dependency maintaining its own ancient feudal laws which have a great Viking, English, and French history. Much like Louisiana in the USA where I attended law school, Guernsey has a multifaceted mix of French and English Law. The Fief is composed of a scattered territory on the island including several beach areas that constitutes a tiny feudal “baronnie“ or fiefdom. To acquire the Ancient Feudal Norman Fief, a buyer’s lawyers must go to Royal Court and pay the fees of: Treizième duty to the Crown or Conge payment to Her Majesty while paying other fees to the HM Greffier /Greffe (Clerk’s) fees, and Jurats fees. This is done to obtain (HM) Her Majesty’s Royal Court’s conveyance permit and registration.

The Fief Blondel is held directly from the Crown historically as a free and noble fief and actually contains within it a dependency Fief called the Fief a Eperon. The territory of the Fief lies in both St Peter-in-the-Wood and Torteval Counties or Parishes of the Island of Guernsey The Fief of Blondel has a special history as the legend states that King Richard I was jailed in Germany at the old Castle Dürnstein and held for ransom in 1192AD. A Troubadour named Blondel found and helped release King Richard to freedom. To this day, the legend stands that the King awarded the Blondel family the Island’s Blondel Fief. Other interesting history is that the citizen’s and Seigneurs of the Fiefs of Guernsey hold the privilege of neutrality from the Vatican Papal Bull by Pope Sixtus from about the year 1483. The Papal Bull may still be effective today. The Papal Bull says that anyone who harms an islander would be excommunicated. Further, Guernsey is one of the few UK crown possessions occupied and fortified by Germany during WWII and later liberated by the Allies. The other fascinating aspect of the “Fief de Blondel” is that it contains a few areas of beachhead and foreshore. To this day, international law states that the Feudal Lord of the Fief or “The Seigneur” still has ownership rights to shorelines, seasted, accretion, fishing, treasure, shipwrecks adjacent to their fiefs, and even seaweed rights. One recent case paid the Seigneur and investors 10 Million pounds for foreshore and development rights. The Fief also comes with the ancient customary right to conduct feudal courts on small disputes. The Fief also comes also with a dinner to be provided by the rulers of a neighboring and famous Fief of Lihou. Since the status of Seigneur has been abolished in France for over 200 years, The Crown Dependency of Guernsey is one of the few places in the world where the legal status of a Fief & the legal rights to be Styled a Dame or Seigneur still exists.

The Feudal Dues Law of 1980 Guernsey When acquiring a feudal title, it is always best to hire great lawyers who have skills in various languages as this Fief was registered in the French language under the ancient customs of local lawyers and of Normandy. To view the Historical Fiefs of Guernsey on a Map, there was a digital map created recently: To this day, when regular Guernsey property is registered, the description of the transfer would still contain the Fief name in which the property resides.


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Counselor of Law, Lawyer, Titular Seigneur of Fief Blondel Est. 1440

Bio of Member of the Month

George Mentz JD MBA CILS – is a licensed attorney and CEO of GAFM ® global finance and management education, which is the first USA based: ISO 29990 Certified professional development company operating in over 50 nations. Mentz is a a former investment banker and wealth manager for a Wall Street Firm, an award winning author and advisory board member to several companies around the world involved in education, charity, and Fintech. Mentz studied civil and international law at Loyola Law in New Orleans and with William and Mary Law School and holds a Cert. of International Legal Studies and an MBA in International Business.  Mentz holds the prestigious CILS Certification in International Legal Studies from Loyola Law School. Only 1 in 1000 graduates receives a JD/MBA and CILS credentials.

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TUV Accreditation 2019-2020 – GAFM Re-Accredited Again for ISO 9001 and ISO 29990 – CEO George Mentz

The GAFM IBS International Board of Standards remains the first USA Certifying Body to achieve the ISO 9001 and ISO 29990 Training Accreditation.

George Mentz JD MBA is the first person on the USA to have educational companies accredited by the TUV in Europe along with securing ISO 29990 Training and Professional Development Accreditation.   This recognition from the International Organization for Standardization is global.

The TUV reaccredited the GAFM IBS Board of Standards through 2020. CEO George Mentz said, “The GAFM and IBS International Board of Standards has accomplished the biggest international accreditation recognition of any USA company operating worldwide. The TUV is a EU recognized Accreditation Agency that is over 140 years old.

George Mentz and the Mentz Law Firm handled the management consulting on this ISO Certification process.  ISO 29990 is the first training standards accreditation credited by the ISO.

The GAFM and AAPM thanks Dr. Enrico Salvagni and the TUV team for their help in the recertification and reaccreditation processes.

George Mentz has stated that his educational company has consulted with governments, NGOs, colleges, universities and business schools worldwide.  “We are able to provide certification training in over 100 nations around the world for governments, Fortune 500 Companies, and event the Department of State in the USA.  Since we are accredited for certification training, we have the edge.”

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Bio:  Counselor George Mentz has been an e-learning and education pioneer since the 1990s.  Mentz is the first person in the USA to achieve quad-certification as a Lawyer, MBA, and to be accredited/registered as a management consultant and financial planner.


We are the 1st USA ISO 29990 Certified and TUV Accredited Body for Training and Certification.  GAFM ® Certifications are globally recognized and structured on accredited standards. The GAFM confers Board Certifications in Management Consulting, Financial Analysis, Financial Planning, Wealth Management, Human Resources, Management Accounting, Risk Management, Project Management, Trust and Estates, Taxation, Leadership, and Economics. The GAFM ® Board of Standards or Related Accreditation, Education, and Diplomatic Agreements have been recognized listed, disclosed, or in alliances with the following institutions, governmental organizations or agencies.

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  1. GAFM Certification Board  & National Business School Accredited Programs – Over 800 USA Accredited Business schools offer courses, programs and exams that count for GAFM certificatons. [LINK]
  2. GAFM has: TUV Europe & Italy Accreditation –  The GAFM/AAPM International Board of Standards has accreditation from the TUV in Europe
  3. TUV Reaccreditation – European Accreditation Not Subject to BREXIT – TUV 2019 Certification Document
  4. GAFM  Body is  ISO 29990 Certified –  GAFM/AAPM are ISO Certified for Training. The First USA Certification body to achieve this Accreditation
  5. GAFM is ISO 9001 Certified – GAFM IBS Board of Standards is ISO Certified for Quality Standards.
  6. GAFM is in Alliance with the CHEA Council of Higher Education Quality Group – The GAFM ® Board of Standards is a founding member of the quality assurance standards memorandum of the CHEA International Quality Group.
  7. GAFM/AAPM is in alliance with the Society of Professional Engineers Europe.   SPE Society of Professional Engineers
  8. GAFM – Arab League & Academy Recognition – The Arab Academy belonging to the Arab League directly recognizes the Certifications of GAFM and AAPM in a diplomatic agreement.  2018 – Updated Arab Academy GAFM
  9. GAFM Certification Body has dedicated USA Accredited Law School Programs – Wealth Management Certification – ABA Recognized Law School
  10. UAE Accredited – Certifications Registered and accredited through the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) of the UAE.
  11. 2004 – ACBSP Accreditation Certification Agreement with AAFM International Board of Standards, now GAFM owns the AAFM Programs.
  12. EU Accredited through ACCREDIA in Italy by virtue of TUV Accreditation.

10 Reasons Trump Economy Is Best in 50 Years

After many years of unemployment and war, the U.S. economy has made a dramatic comeback. The credit can only be given to President Donald Trump’s promised rollback of the tax and regulatory schemes implemented from 1993 until he was elected.

Here are 10 facts since Trump was elected that prove this is the best overall economy in more than 50 years:

  1. Employment: PBS News Hour confirmed that this is the best labor market since 1969 with low unemployment, more jobs and rising wages.
  2. GDP: Trump is the first president to have GDP consistently higher than 3%, President Barack Obama was only the president to fail to achieve one year of 3% GDP growth.
  3. Wages: The Washington Post even surrenders to the fact that Trump is the first president to improve wages in a generation where income is at an all-time high.
  4. Stock Market: CNN says the stock market has roared more than 40% since Trump’s election.
  5. Gas and Fuel Prices: Gas prices are low in most U.S. states that don’t over-tax fuel with local and state taxes. Many states have $2.15 per gallon gasoline right now. Gas prices may fall this summer according to the latest news.
  6. Ethnic Employment Success: The employment success for all ethnicities is at record high. Obama had difficulty creating jobs and many people gave up looking for work.
  7. Manufacturing Jobs: Manufacturing jobs are back in the U.S. for the first time in a generation. Trump created 284,000 manufacturing jobs in 2018. Forbes implied that millions of manufacturing jobs were lost during Obama’s first 2 years in office. Some 1 in 6 were lost between January 2008 and March 2010 and Obama never got those jobs back.
  8. Taxes and Regulatory: Corporate taxes were cut from 35% to 21%. America moved from worst tax system up to one of the most competitive in the world under Trump’s first 2 years in office. Lower tax rates allow U.S. companies to spend more money, buy more assets, pay more employee benefits, buy stock back to put money on Main Street and into state coffers, and even help pay better dividends to seniors who live paycheck to paycheck.
  9. Nasdaq: The Nasdaq stock market value finally exceeded the 1999 prices under Trump. This implies that companies were stagnant for 18 years until Trump took office.
  10. Level the Playing Field: With a mixed bag of tax-code improvements, removal of red tape, new trade agreements, and competitive tariffs, the U.S. economy is more insulated from failure. Even the Federal Reserve is willing to lower rates if other countries harm the U.S. trading environment.

With lower taxes, more jobs, no war, and a strong stock market, the U.S. may be poised to maintain the economic boom started by Trump. After a generation of war and unemployment problems, it is possible that the U.S. can have lasting prosperity if it continues to utilize common-sense economic strategies; however, the youth of our country must pay the $10 trillion of new debt created by Obama.

Because of technology and other efficient systems, inflation is remaining low. What is strange is that the Federal Reserve in this new era seems to unilaterally create artificial inflation rather than slow it down. Thus, we are in a new paradigm of the Trump Era and we are now competing with the other 180+ countries around the world to remain the most business friendly super power.

Can the economy blow up again? The answer is yes if there is a combination of forces of debt, lower productivity, higher taxes, higher interest rates, lower foreign investment, and less spending. The biggest problem is paying unfunded liabilities and the debt created by Obama. Thus, the only way out of this mess is to continue to create jobs, get people off of public assistance by allowing great jobs to be created, create more government revenue through lower taxes on a larger group of new producers, and lower the costs of running government.

George Mentz JD MBA CWM Chartered Wealth Manager ® is a licensed attorney and CEO of GAFM ® global education, which is an ISO 29990 Certified professional development company operating in over 50 nations. Mentz is an award winning author and advisory board member to several companies around the world in education, charities, and FinTech.


50 Laws of Power of the Illuminati – By George Mentz – A Guide to the Secrets Habits Metaphysics and Spiritual Strategies of Highly Effective Successful People

50 Laws of Power of the Illuminati: A Guide to the Secrets Habits Metaphysics and Spiritual Strategies of Highly Effective Successful People 

50 Laws of Power of the Illuminati: A Guide to the Secrets Habits Metaphysics and Spiritual Strategies of Highly Effective Successful People (Illuminati Millionaire Mind Power) by [Mentz, George]

Have you ever wondered what makes people successful? Do others have mental and spiritual secrets that allow them to be better, smarter and faster than the rest? This books is a SHORT expose of the secret Illuminati powers which are timeless wisdom and strategies which will allow you to act, think and be better than you ever have been before. You have nothing to lose. Learn the secret wisdom of the North South East and West.

College Education for Free ? How Innovation and Technology are Changing by George Mentz – Colorado Springs Expert

As a pioneer in e-learning education who has taught over 250 courses online in the last 20 years, I realize the actual costs of education have come down dramatically in the last 30 years.

However, that hasn’t prevented the expansion of student debt to about $1.5 to $2 trillion.

Most politicians these days are saying that free online college education should be available to everyone.

With over 44 million Americans holding student debt, the average working family’s disposable income is now more than ever subject to the whims of the Federal Reserve’s interest rates.

In case the politicians don’t know, free education already exists. You may go to various colleges, online colleges, Coursera, Udemy and other sites such as University of the People and obtain education for free or it is heavily discounted.

Udemy boasts over 100,000 online courses of which many are free. Coursera actually offers top ranked college courses and diplomas online. Many of these educational companies and clearinghouses offer online courses to the masses. They are called MOOCs or Massive Online Open Courses. Some top professors have over 250,000 students in one class.

About 20 years ago, futurists were predicting the collapse of traditional liberal arts colleges because you can go online and enroll in a class, at little cost, that is taught by one of the top ranked professors in the world.

To make a long story short, college tuition and college courses are free right now and most people don’t even know it. Anyone who wants to go to college can use a computer and the internet at home or at the library to take classes.

As for college loans, the typical funds borrowed for education is for tuition and expenses. However, the bulk of the expenses aren’t just tuition.

Here are the top 14 typical costs of education:

  1. Forgoing income by not working
  2. Time or years invested into education
  3. Commuting to school
  4. Books (Digital Books are getting cheaper by day)
  5. Housing
  6. Food
  7. Expenses
  8. Fees
  9. State, City and Federal Taxes on Gas, Internet, Phone etc.
  10. Insurance on cars or other.
  11. Health Care
  12. Parking
  13. Matriculation fees
  14. Costs to take care of children, disabled, or elderly while you are away at a school

In many states, college tuition has been free for decades for those who maintain a solid grade point average in school. Pat Taylor was one of the richest Americans living in Louisiana and developed and promoted the “Taylor Plan,” adopted in Louisiana in 1998, which provides academically qualified students with state-paid tuition for college. In 1997, Republican Governor Murphy J. Foster, Jr. signed Act 1375, a plan which opened the TOPS tuition scholarships to all with a 2.5 grade point average and at least a score of 19 on the ACT.

Family income was removed as a consideration for eligibility. Those with higher grades received $400 to $800 in extra funding to help meet the costs of other college expenses. In Louisiana in 1998, TOPS paid the tuition for over 24,000 students in the amount of $54 million. During the 2014-15 academic year, the program assisted 50,000+ students annually at a cost of about $270 million. LSU Louisiana State University was ranked as a Forbes top 200 university in recent years.

US News has a list of tuition free colleges online. Many of these colleges require some contribution or to have a job on campus or pay exam fees; nevertheless, tuition may be considered free.

Examples of Tuition Free Colleges

  1. Alice Lloyd College
  2. Williamson E. Macaulay Honors College
  3. University of the People
  4. Webb Institute
  5. Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades
  6. Barclay College
  7. College of the Ozarks
  8. University of the People
  9. Haskell Indian Nations University
  10. Berea College (KY)

Overall, the bulk of the costs of college are opportunity costs and costs of living; however, that is minimized if you take courses online and hold a job at the same time.

In the end, nothing of value is free, but a quality college education is priceless especially if you are devoted to learning how to do something of value that can be used in the real world.

Overall, most colleges and universities could probably survive without charging tuition while only billing students for exams, housing, food, services, parking and so forth as that may be enough profit already without even charging tuition.

The dirty secret is that many top-brand colleges are wonderfully overpriced at around $70,000 per year. As a note, the two areas of key inflation over the last 25 years have been health care and education. This is probably because the government subsidizes these industries,

In this political environment, the banks seem to have been demanding a normalization of interest rates and got their request from the Federal Reserve. The banks will now be truly profitable again for the first time in 10 years.

However, now that the student loan system is controlled by the federal government, President Trump may have the power to lower interest rates for the working families who hold this debt that was created over the last 30 years. As rates have gone up 9 times since 2015, student loan delinquency or default rates are now: 11.4% (90+ days delinquent)

We are at a key point in innovation and technology. With e-learning, prices may continue coming down for education, and e-learning continues to roll out new courses, new curriculums, and more skills related programs. However, many traditional colleges are maintaining outdated curriculums as their highest paid professors teach the existing courses and do not have experience nor know how to teach the new courses in areas of finance, marketing, or technology.

Some parents are sending their kids on GAP years to learn tangible skills in experiential areas of life. Some of these GAP programs include a year of travel or a year at sea. In contrast, many parents are still spending close to $300,000 to have their child graduate from a top tier university to prepare for business, medicine, finance, accounting, or law. Sadly, some parents are paying $70,000 a year for their child to complete a degree focused in niche areas of history or politics where these students are literally unprepared for almost any job.

As for sustainability of higher education, some bricks and mortar schools may not be sustainable if they do not remain competitive, well ranked, and convey great value.

Ranking conveys value and one top school actually was sued and lost millions for a ranking scandal.

Only time will tell as the education markets are changing dramatically, but if you are determined to send your kids to great schools for socialization and education, start saving early and contribute to 529 plans, pre-paid plans, or other government recognized plans dedicated to education.

Moreover, gifts direct to universities are still tax free. Also, your children can always apply for aid and subsidized loans. Happy hunting and never forget that there are free programs which are accredited and there are countless free courses online for you to take which can lead to diplomas, degrees and even masters degrees from accredited institutions.

George Mentz JD MBA CWM Chartered Wealth Manager ® is a licensed attorney and CEO of GAFM ® global education, which is an ISO 29990 Certified professional development company operating in over 50 nations. Mentz is an award winning author and advisory board member to several companies around the world in education, charities, and crypto currency.

Read Newsmax: College Education for Free ? – 2020 Campaign and Online Education Facts and Economics |

President Trump’s Economic Miracle and President Obama’s Lost Generation

Wages are finally growing again for the first time since the Internet Crash of 2000.

This may be the first time many adults, college students and young workers have witnessed a strong economy where hiring was the norm and respectable wages can be found if you have marketable skills or want to be trained.

To put it in perspective, let’s turn back the clock 15 years:

In early 2003, the Baltimore Sun bleakly asked: “Have greed, corruption and fear so seriously damaged the great American market system that the nation faces serious long-term economic decline? The evidence supporting that dire possibility has accumulated relentlessly in recent months.

The markets — whose long-term growth have funded millions of comfortable retirements, swelled the wealth of our social institutions and turned an army of union workers into eager capitalists — have lost a breathtaking $7 trillion in wealth over the last three years.”

Fast-forard to current time. Just look how we’ve grown!

  • Blue-collar jobs reportedly are growing at their fastest clip in more than 30 years, powering a hiring boom in many small towns and rural areas that are strong supporters of President Donald Trump ahead of November’s midterm elections, a Washington Post analysis found.
  • A measure of optimism among U.S. small-business owners rose to a record and exceeded projections as companies planned the most capital spending since 2007 and hiring intentions hit an all-time high, a National Federation of Independent Business survey showed Tuesday.
  • U.S. job openings rose in July to a fresh record and the biggest share of workers since 2001 quit their positions, adding to signs of labor-market strength that may push wages higher, Labor Department data showed Tuesday.
  • U.S. fincial markets are growing strongly for the first time in 18 years.

The Obama economy began with a crash, and after eight years and $10 trillion in new debt, the markets have surpassed the peaks in 1999 and 2007. Tthe “Obama debt” was accumulated with virtually no interest on prior debt. Most of the eight years of Obama’s presidency was a “Dead Cat Bounce” economy trying to regain what was lost by spending trillions of dollars and doubling the debt.

The 18 years between the historic Clinton “Internet Crash” and the Trump election may be remembered by historians as Obama’s “Lost Generation.” After almost 20 years, America’s competitive rank in the world marketplace is back at number one.

However, one admitted dark cloud is that unfunded liabilities in many states and nations still cause concern in the today’s markets.

While things may be getting better now, there were massive casualties along the way.

Instead of “GM is alive and Osama is dead,” the real slogan is Hummer and Saturn are dead and mass opioid addiction is alive.”

Did you know that many of the greatest American brands went bankrupt during the Obama presidency? Even the great American icon General Motors (GM) filed for bankruptcy in 2009.

Here is a sampling of the failures during Obama’s leadership, including many iconic auto brands:

  1. Mercury
  2. Pontiac
  3. Saturn
  4. Lehman Brothers
  5. Bear Stearns
  6. Borders Books
  7. The Hummer

Even today, many retail brands are flirting with disaster. Sears, JCPenny, Sports Authority, Barnes and Noble Books are struggling to survive after Barack Obama’s eight years of oppressive taxes on every imaginable level and overall poor governmental leadership.

With Obama’s punitive higher taxes and targeted regulations in the middle of a recession, many of America’s greatest businesses suffocated and fell into bankruptcy. The failed companies shed millions of workers while Obama also overtaxed many of those who barely kept their jobs (and who were doing the work of two or three people).

As an aside, bankruptcy is something that happens when businesses fail. However, many of the greatest U.S. success stories are people who have been broke at least once and manage to make a comeback. Sadly, many iconic brands of Obama’s “Lost Generation” may never come back.

It is heartbreaking, but when you eliminate a local company’s ability to compete globally with businesses in Mexico, India, China, you simply make room for global competitors to come into your country and dump cheap products (made by low-cost labor that may result in poor quality).

Obama spent heavily on pet projects for companies run by cronies and donors that wasted billions of dollars. Obama even spent more than $1 billion to finance auto manufacturing offshore in places like Finland. A foreign executive receiving U.S. funding implied that the regulations were too toxic to build cars in America.

Obama also lost billions on failed solar companies. To put the Obama spending in perspective, 100 thousand American citizens dreaming of an education could had free college tuition with just a fraction of the money Obama spent on pet projects. Now, 44 million Americans have student debt which rose from $650 billion to $1.5 trillion in 10 years.

These Americans all owe interest in this debt.

When the 2016 crime stats came out, Obama’s opioid-related-fentanyl drug deaths surged to 65,000 as the synthetic poisons poured in from the southern U.S> border. The drug problem of synthetic dope coming over the borders is so bad synthetic opium drug deaths were up more than 500% in the last few years of Obama’s tenure. That grim stat will forever taint his legacy. Sadly, annual suicides rose from 35,000 to 45,000 during Obama’s tenure (and many of those are attributable to the lack of jobs).

President Donald Trump’s tax cuts have had a dramatic effect on small business and public companies. American workers’ wages are higher and workers are able to more easily afford health care and education.

The greater standard deductions and exemptions are also helping the middle class and working poor get ahead in the rat race for the first time in a generation.

Obama left this country in a mess. Trump has led the country to new economic records in less than 2 years! Our children and neighbors are finding more job openings than workers seeking jobs for the first time in history.

George Mentz JD MBA CWM Chartered Wealth Manager ® is a licensed attorney and CEO of GAFM ® global education, which is an ISO 29990 Certified professional development company operating in over 50 nations. Mentz is an award winning author and advisory board member to several companies around the world in education, charities, and crypto currency.

Read Newsmax: Trump Leads Obama’s ‘Lost Generation’ Back to Prosperity |
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The GAFM & AAPM based in Europe is ISO 29990 Certified and TUV Accredited

The GAFM AAPM and International Board of Standards have signed a Mutual Agreement with the Société Nationale des Ingénieurs Professionnels de France (SNIPF)[4][5][6][7] SNIPF is a French Professional Engineering body recognised by the European Commission for issuing certificates of competence to French Professional Engineers.

Qualified members of AAPM and GAFM may apply for membership in the SNIPF by contacting the European President of AAPM/GAFM in Italy to submit qualifications and dossiers for review and approval.

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Ancestry and Genealogy  – The Internet is Amazing

In the past few months, I took up genealogy as a hobby.  Compared to 10 years ago, sites like are full of amazing in-depth information. There are even Apps for your phone that suggest relatives based on  what you have input.

If you have relatives that were in the USA in the Colonial Periods before the American Revolution, you are most probably related to untold numbers of people in the USA including many celebrities and politicians.

I have found that I am probably related to 15 USA presidents including:  Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, Bush, Obama and others.  Also, it seems that I am related to many writers, musicians, and entertainers.  To be transparent, many of these relatives are 7th, 8th, and 9th cousins, but still it makes for good conversation.

Next, when using Ancestry, you can go up the line to suggested ancestors and find countless names and families.  The results of these searches show that I am related  to various lords, barons, viscounts, Kings and Queens.  I guess you need only be the descendant of one of the documented children of some baron or lord who had 15 children, to be connected to a royal family.

What is more fun is that Ancestry is very deep now with information. Once you connect to a princess or prince, you jump to a King or Queen.  Before you know it, you are related to half of Europe through the royally arranged marriages over the last 2000 years.

Very possibly, I am directly descended from the Kings and Queens of:  Scotland, England, Wales, Mercia, Bavaria, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Naples, Prussia/Brandenburg, including great names such as the Holy Roman Emperors, the Sinclair’s of Scotland, The Stewarts, Tudors, Hohenzollerns, Habsburgs, Plantagenet’s, and more.  I even found that I am the direct descendant to an obscure Baron called the Barony of Innerpeffray – Thus, I must now assume the title of  Baron of Innerpeffray or when travelling?

Furthermore, the Were Related App says I may be related to people such as: Ben Franklin, Brad Pitt, and Jimi Hendrix.  Thus, my abilities with music and writing have greatly improved lately …

And if you can t find anything on Ancestry, then get a DNA test.  Everybody I know who did not know much about their ancestry is coming back with results from all over the world, various minorities, major blends of tribes and diversities, and so forth.  I did my DNA to be sure, and I found that I was a mix  of: Native American, Scandinavian, Sicilian, Hispanic, German, French, English, Scottish, Balkan – Greek Turkish Italian and much more.

So, have fun with the searching.

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President Trump proposes tax plan with three tax brackets: 12%, 25%, and 35%. And, New Corporate rate of 20% to boost Jobs.

File my taxes on a postcard !

The FILE on a Postcard idea is a New High Tech Innovation. The goal is to get most people’s tax returns down to one page which will save billions of hours of productivity and produce less audits.

Top Rates:  The top rate would be a true 33%, with the top rate on capital gains and dividends a true 20%. There could be a surcharge higher rate on the Super Rich.

Standard Deduction: The plan nearly doubles it to $24,000 for married taxpayers filing jointly and $12,000 for single filers.

Corporate Tax: The Trump plan leans the corporation rate down to 20%.  Presently, it is the WORST in the world of 35% or higher.

Section 179 –  A key innovation for businesses is immediate expensing of any equipment purchases known as Section 179 deductions. * With NO cap or limits, the proposal states new depreciation of assets would officially start Sept. 27, 2017, even though it is not law yet.
Child Care & Elder Care – It would boost child tax credits from $1,000 up to a much higher amount to help working families, and create  $500 tax credits per family for the elder family members or other non-dependents.

Entity Tax:  Most pass through companies such as an LLC could elect to pay at the 25 percent rate rather than the higher progressive income tax rates on the regular Schedule C 1040 or 1065 reporting.

How much will a new code add to the debt? It will reduce the debt if people are lifted from public assistance. Every person that gets a job takes several people off of public taxpayer funded programs. If people from the other 180+ countries bring their money and jobs to the USA because of the fair rates of tax, the debt will further be reduced.

State Tax:  The Total Net Fed and State Tax Rate would be reduced because of the new rates combined with the : deduction that would be eliminated for state and local taxes.

Estate Taxes: While the goal is to eliminate excessive taxes on children, analysts say that the Estate Tax may be a bipartisan agreement which allows families and small business owners to keep up to 10-15 million without any estate taxes depending on the number of children and grandchildren.

Itemized Deductions:  The administration wants to mitigate tax breaks that benefit the wealthiest taxpayers.

Holding Companies Congress and Trump want to prevent the creation of holding companies that merely own stock or securities using entities and getting tax breaks.