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Vancouver Sun Reporter writes False and Misleading information about Mike Lathigee
March 27, 2021
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Please see the complete email thread with Vancouver Reporter, Gordon Hoekstra. He has written the same story four times and refused to print a retraction on his inaccurate reporting

—–Original Message—–

From: Chairman@highmarklv.com <Chairman@highmarklv.com>

Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:26 PM

To: ‘Hoekstra, Gordon’ <GHoekstra@postmedia.com>

Cc: kderosa@postmedia.com; info@vancouversun.com; mrobinson@postmedia.com;

lculbert@postmedia.com; sbrown@postmedia.com

Subject: RE: Vancouver Sun: Question – what next – after rehearing denied

Gordon,

I am disappointed but not surprised that you would not answer any of my

questions below.  I took more than one hour to write you an update and as a

courtesy asked that you respond to my valid questions which you have

ignored. I guess all I can do is post this email thread to my blog as a

public record.

Anyway at this point the bar is very low on any expectations of fair

reporting given the damage your reporting has caused in the past with

information that was incorrect.   Again as an example,  your article on my

home was factually incorrect but you refuse to print a retraction?  Typical

Vancouver Sun.

Not sure how Award Winning Journalist is chosen but I would think one

parameter would be truth in reporting or when a mistake is written that a

retraction is printed but I guess it is a case to continue to “bulldoze” if

it helps your story. 

“It is about creating a story with relevance that gives me attention and I

win awards for my reporting not the collateral damage through inaccurate

reporting and being part of the continued false PR campaign”.  GH

—–Original Message—–

From: Hoekstra, Gordon <GHoekstra@postmedia.com>

Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:14 PM

To: Chairman@highmarklv.com

Subject: Re: Vancouver Sun: Question – what next – after rehearing denied

Importance: High

Hello Mike,

Thanks for this.

Just FYI ― It does not look like this will go overnight. Probably next day.

Regards,

Gordon

GORDON HOEKSTRA

REPORTER

Vancouver Sun

T: 604.605.2132

C: 604.329.2381

#400 ­ 2985 Virtual Way

Vancouver, BC V5M 4X7

ghoekstra@postmedia.com <mailto:atanner@postmedia.com>

 <http://www.postmediaadvertising.com/>

—–Original Message—–

From: Chairman@highmarklv.com <Chairman@highmarklv.com>

Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 12:44 PM

To: ‘Hoekstra, Gordon’ <GHoekstra@postmedia.com>

Cc: kderosa@postmedia.com; info@vancouversun.com; mrobinson@postmedia.com;

lculbert@postmedia.com; sbrown@postmedia.com

Subject: Vancouver Sun: Question – what next – after rehearing denied

Importance: High

Gordon,

I have a very full day and writing this on the fly because if I don’t

respond you will write what you will write and  again it could be misleading

at best and false at worse which has happened in the past.   Please ignore

any syntax errors but this is being done on the fly.  When are you

publishing the latest article about me?

I am a little hesitant to interact but if I don’t interact you

seem to print misleading information.   Your article several months ago that

implied that I somehow used investor money from Canada to buy a house in

the United States was false.  The BCSC even wrote similar statements in

several court filings that was also untrue including the petition for

rehearing response  that implied I left with 21.7 million dollars that

essentially I

had stolen.  Completely false and they know it!!!   I have learned  the more

mud you can throw at someone in a court filing to make someone look bad the

better it is as part of  a strategy even if the info is not true.  It seems

I am an easy target and they have successfully labelled me as such and

successfully shut me down from making a living which does not allow me to

pay back the former investors from FIC.  Obviously a quick google search of

me and you can understand why it is impossible to do business or have a

banking relationship.  It does not matter that much that is reported is

false but the end result is even if I want to make payments all the attacks

have hampered any ability to try and recover and do such.

Remember the BCSC came to my house with a seizure on the day of my mother’s

funeral and knew it was the day of my mother’s funeral and seized all items

in my house.   I was to deliver a eulogy and they were informed what was

happening but I guess it was a good time to “attack”.   I was working to

provide the BCSC with all the documents for a debtors exam that I had to

provide but obviously I could not provide that as everything was taken from

my house.  When the BCSC lawyer was called by the Sherriff at the house and

asked if I could use my phone to deliver the scheduled Eulogy for my mother

that request was denied by the BCSC lawyer in Las Vegas.   They could have

done the seizure another day but I guess it was more about attacking and

providing as much pain as possible!!!   I am in no way implying “poor me”

but informing you of the tactics employed by the BCSC.   Are you aware there

is a lawsuit right now ongoing for 56 gold coins taken from my safe during

the day of the seizure  that did not show up on the list of items seized.

I suggest you read the many court filings so you know what is happening in

this case. 

None of this is interesting to you as it does not demonize me and help your

story of calling me a fraudster over and over and rehashing the same story.

You might be an award winning journalist but it seems full disclosure and

telling both sides of the story only happens when it is for your benefit.

 In fact, one of the BCSC  expert witnesses, a lawyer named Mr Johnson,

admitted I had no personal gain and wrote such in a court filing but again

this is something you and the BCSC have ignored and continued to write in

several court filings after his statement that I had huge personal benefit

and equally implied I took money.  COMPLETELY FALSE!!!  

I was able to totally prove the BCSC recent allegation about the house your

wrote about in a court filing false by providing sworn affidavits from

persons I borrowed money from when I arrived in America to buy the house

and they were fully

repaid with a return.    Thank god during the day of the seizure they left

behind accidentally one small box with the bank records and proof showing

none of the money came from FIC.   I am happy to provide such information to

you with the court filing  if requested but I know you are more interested

to print the story and make me look bad than gather information that

somehow shed positive light on me. 

The BCSC was only too happy to support your false allegations in the public

relations game against me  that seems to be being played that you have

decided to make myself the poster child of the story

you broke a few years ago.    I guess you don’t care about the unintended

consequence of your reporting and whatever I explain to you like in the

last conversation you ignore information that I provided again to make the

story and message whatever it is you wish to convey.  Also for the record

David Baines wrote this story originally and you rewrote it a few years

later but when it got attention you became relevant as an Aware Winning

Reporter again. 

At the time I ran FIC I was paid a very low salary compared to other CEOs

with similar sized companies and all my wealth was in the company through

options that when the company became insolvent during the subprime mortgage

crisis.  In fact all payments were current to TD Bank which provided

financing on the real estate development project you have been writing

about when the loan was called and it was a unilateral decision by TD Bank

to call all Edmonton land loans and simultaneously cancelled all financing

on lots sold to builders which there was millions in booked profits but

with financing gone that evaporated.  I called Finance Minister Flaherty at

that time and spoke to him and he said he would get back to me and he did

not.

Below is the video that I published on youtube on what really happened and

the collapsed of my company was completely unnecessary and it taught me a

lesson never to have just one banking relationship.  TD Bank unnecessarily

called the loan and cancelled financing on building lots sold and

essentially forced a company out of business when it was completely

unnecessary and the investors were wiped out along with myself.

Michael Lathigee Writes Letter of Complaint to TD Bank …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4Yy_XUrIus

Jul 02, 2013 · Michael Lathigee writes: This letter details the

irresponsible and unethical actions by TD Canada Trust in its handling of

the repayment of its loan to Genes

By the way there was several large deals that went very well prior to this

including investing in uranium stocks when it was under $10 a pound and

eventually rose to over $100 a pound.   Millions were made by my investors.

But these similar successes of course were ignored as they were not

newsworthy.  Similarly, countless investors cashed out of previous

investments with strong gains but again this is not newsworthy as calling

someone a fraudster sells more papers.

Your associate David Baines even states the money was lost and not taken

but again this does not seem to fit your sensationalism to villainize me.

I was the main decision maker and no one else.  It is unfortunate that

anyone else was dragged into this and the sole responsibility was mine and

should have been borne only by me.

It seems you have made me the poster child for your story of BCSC penalties

not being collected.  The vast majority of the people you write about did

in fact “steal” money but when my company collapsed I lost more than any

other investor and was financially wiped out.  Here is fact is what your

former associate David Baines wrote, may 21, 2018.  Called: David Baines:

Regulators unfairly criticized for anemic securities enforcement.  Below is

part of what he wrote and at least his reporting was accurate on what

really happened to the money but in your case it sells more newspapers to

say I stole the money.  FALSE!!!

“Which brings us to the main reason why the collection record is so poor:

most of the fines are purely notional in nature.

Consider the case of the Freedom Investment Club, which the Sun cited as an

example of poor fine collection.. A BCSC hearing panel found the two

principals, Michael Lathigee and Earl Pasquill, took $21.7 million of

investors’ money and invested it in Alberta real estate projects without

mentioning that the projects had severe cash flow problems.

……. That money was not spirited away into some offshore account. It was

invested and lost. It no longer exists.

Then the panel fined them an additional $15 million each, which, again, is

money that never existed in the first place. So the grand total of $51.7

million consists of money that no longer exists or never existed in the

first place. In fact, the vast majority of unpaid fines (by dollar value)

fall into this category. Is there any wonder these fines remain unpaid?

Both papers noted that regulators routinely issue news releases announcing

huge fines without mentioning that the likelihood of collection is often

slim to none. The suggestion here is that regulators are more interested in

sensational headlines than actual collections.

While it’s true that these releases make good headlines, it’s not fair to

blame the regulators. No commission is going to say, “We have fined Mr.

Smith $10 million, but we don’t expect him to pay.” The official position

must always be that he is expected to pay.”

It seems that by not providing all the facts it sensationalizes your story.

I am sure you are not aware of the unintended consequences of your

reporting nor do I think that you care.

I am sure that when I answer the question below you will again write

another story that reads “Fraudster appeals decision all  the way to the US

Supreme Court.”.  There are many moving parts right now and I am doing my

best to communicate with you but there are reasons I cannot answer your

question directly for at least another month but it is safe to say all

options are on

the table.   I cannot allow your request for information to harm things that

are happening on this end but I am sure you will try to do such anyway. 

So to conclude, why don’t you print a story or mention in a story the truth

that I had no personal gain and I was in fact wiped out.  That is factual!

That is the true!   Why don’t you retract your former misleading article

that somehow I used stolen funds from Canadian investors to buy a house in

the USA?”  Obviously I am sure you can imagine the damage that did but

again I don’t think you care.  I am sure you can imagine in your own

neighborhood if someone wrote a story you stole money to buy your house and

that was not true that there would still be consequences with your

neighbors etc.  Again

as I say , you don’t care as it does not sell newspapers.  

I assume because your objective is to sell newspapers and the truth does not

matter.   I feel horrible about the losses in Canada but the constant

misleading public relations campaign you have lodged against me as the

poster child of unpaid fines does inflict damage that does not allow me to

conduct business in any capacity and makes it almost impossible to  come up

with an ability to recover and pay investors back.   You are more intent to

propagate a false story against me on many of the key facts than for the

public good allow me to try and recover and pay back investors.   Yes I am

sure you would rather attack me than allow me for the public good to try to

reestablish and pay back investors.

So fire away with another story as David Baines wrote about uncollected

fines years before you,  but this is “like a dog on a bone” that you will

for the most part rehash the same story as it gives you a spotlight and

relevance but the information you provide is not fairly conveyed.  I agree

if someone stole money then report that as many of the people you write

about did in fact do that but that did not happen in my case.  But don’t

say I stole money from investors and bought a house in the United States

and show a picture of that house etc when that information is completely and

utterly false.   Again you should be aware of the unintended consequences of

this false reporting.

So my question is will your print a retraction in your article that again

you are likely to write about me that had material false information?   Will

you finally convey I had no personal gain or it sells more papers by making

me look as bad as possible?  I am sure you will use fraudster as many times

as possible in the article but again I will point out a major difference is

the fact I had no personal gain whereas the many others you have written

about actually stole money and had personal gain.

So I ask will you respond to my questions?

Again sorry for all the syntax errors and sentence splices but this was

written on the fly but you get the message I am conveying and look forward

to getting your response.

I have tried to cc your editor but could not find the email address.   I

guessed based on your paper who might be the editor and included them on

this email.  Sorry if I guessed wrong but when I called 604 689 9441 to

find out who was the editor the number said not working.  Based on past

experience I am sure this would be of little value but at least I am sure

more than one set of eye balls see my email to you.

—–Original Message—–

From: Hoekstra, Gordon <GHoekstra@postmedia.com>

Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:28 AM

To: Chairman@highmarklv.com

Subject: Question – what next – after rehearing denied

Importance: High

Hello Mike,

I see that the rehearing has been denied by the Nevada Supreme Court.

What¹s your next step?

I believe you said you would take this to the US Supreme Court. Will you do

so?

Regards,

Gordon

GORDON HOEKSTRA

REPORTER

Vancouver Sun

T: 604.605.2132

C: 604.329.2381

#400 ­ 2985 Virtual Way

Vancouver, BC V5M 4X7

ghoekstra@postmedia.com <mailto:atanner@postmedia.com>

 <http://www.postmediaadvertising.com/>

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ICOA guides on how to make money in the Commercial Real Estate Market
March 3, 2021
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Video
ICOA Webinar –
Feb 24

With a focus on the impact of Covid on the overall Real Estate market

Part 1 Overview
Renaming airports is a prime example of how our government spends time and money on actions that have no real value to all – but a very few.

As one of the busiest and best known airports in the world, McCarran is doing well. 
Changing the signage and branding alone would cost millions. 
Here we have a prime example of a divisive politician achieving his agenda by getting the support of his ‘cronies’ in Clark County.

Part 2 Overview
With a view on specific areas within the Continental US
With a focus on
The Commercial Real Estate market
& the impact of Covid

Companies have had to deal with issues
never encountered before
– all this in an ever changing political
and legal environment
 
That said, certain sectors have (and will)
continue to benefit
In other sectors the fallout from failures will present bargain basement ‘brick and mortar’ purchase opportunities 

Uncertainty seems to prevail!
And yet, the market will adapt in foreseeable ways presenting diverse opportunities

Also, there will be an (almost fundamentally ‘cultural’) adaptation in the work place with the inevitable and now expedited move of workers away from centralized workspace (due to our access to a ‘virtual’ / viable workspace).

The health of residential rental spaces vary over the country; however, overall it remains
surprisingly stable.

Protocols within interior gathering spaces have evolved and become familiar and comfortable to the point where they may even remain
and become entrenched.

2021 may not reflect the full impact of recent events.

We may have to wait for another year to experience the full effects.
And we must pay attention to Interest rates and how the FED reacts

The phenomena of population decline in the larger cities has accelerated due to recent events. 
The macro view is that the dynamics of change has escalated to the point of continued disruption and yet, from a macro view,
– predictable going forward.

Commercial Real-estate and affordable housing are the hardest hit to date (in all of this) and certainly
will present opportunities
 
At this point we must be patient; however, the club is studying the landscape and will move when appropriate.

Please click on the link below
– to view this webinar:

VIDEO LINK – ICOA Meeting FEB 24, 2021

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The 2021 ‘Kickoff’ meeting
February 4, 2021
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ICOA Members 
The 2021 ‘Kickoff’ meeting
Opening Remarks by Mike Lathigee 

In his opening remarks Mike does not mince words related to his view of the election
– its unfolding and results.

The president elect and his platform have alienated Libertarians in positioning them (we/us!) as not only radicals –
but also associating our position with that of the white supremacist movement.

Mike fears for a country in which our elected officials continue to be more successful at their (obvious) manipulation of powers – in pursuit of special interests (their own!)

The facts reflect that – forces were utilized to skew the election
in favour of Biden.

We are heading towards unprecedented censorship of our free speech – this done in plain view and for those few who seem interested –
it has created further divisions within our country

All the while our traditions and institutions continue to be eroded by – what can only be described as a leftist agenda.

To view the video
Please click on the link below:

ICOA Meeting / Jan 28, 2020 / Opening Remarks

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Lathigee vs British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC)
January 28, 2021
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It is not surprising that the BCSC has resorted to Machiavellian tactics, at this stage of its pursuit of Lathigee, as the facts have gotten in the way of the ‘agenda’.

One can almost hear the growl – ‘I am the law’ issuing forth from that quarter

What is surprising is that a court of the land would utilize these, now – all too familiar, tactics in the furtherance of that same agenda. The facts be damned!

The unsettling element of all this is that – This court in the land – IS the law!

All the while – plain (while unfounded) is this agenda (please refer to attached).

Utilizing quasi legal instruments within the State of Nevada the BCSC has rode roughshod over the Fourth Amendment of the Constitutional rights of Lathigee in its search and seizure of property – August of 2019.

In fact the intrusion looked more like an armed robbery than anything else.

However, there are larger issues at play here.

The rule of law through due process has neither been defended nor upheld in the court proceedings since.

Bewildering is how a Nevada court can been subverted to an agenda that serves a foreign entity!

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The BCSC has continually perpetrated a lie…
December 26, 2020
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The BCSC has continually perpetrated a lie by stating that, as a result of the collapse of my company, I had personal gain.   The BCSC has pushed this “lie” through newspaper campaigns, utilizing their contacts in media, for more than a decade.

I submit this 95 page attachment which details the facts as they actually happened.  

My position was (and remains) so evident that even the BCSC’s own expert witness admitted, “There is no proof that Lathigee had any personal gain”   

However, this has not stopped the (unlimited government funded) BCSC from their agenda of continuing their public relations game of lies against me – in media and court filing.  

Well, as the old newspaper saying goes ‘If it bleeds – it leads’ and so the assault continues.

Gordon Hoekstra, a reporter from the Vancouver Sun actually took google pictures of my house and wrote an article in the Vancouver Sun newspaper stating that I had stolen funds from Canadian investors in order to buy my house.  

His allegation was, of course, confirmed by the BCSC which was (once again) only too happy to propagate the lie.   

It seems the BCSC can constantly assert I took monies from Canadian Investors – without evidence, continue to build a file supported by the material they generate themselves and then have it printed in media in their efforts to support the false accusation.   

Even Business Reporter David Baines, also from the Vancouver Sun, who is no fan of mine and wrote negative press about me and my business for years –  stated in an article on May 21, 2018, 

“That money was not spirited away into some offshore account.   It was invested and lost.  It no longer exists.”  Please see attached court filing, along with sworn declarations from 4 other people that clearly show the BCSC has been perpetrating a dishonest Public Relations campaign for years.

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ICOA – Crunch Gyms Dispatch
November 14, 2020
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Crunch Gyms media coverage
&

On a lighter note (considering the times?)

A few ‘dispatches’ from our people/staff &
their current experiences with Crunch Gyms Members ….  !

Crunch Gyms soldiers on in the face of another shut down. 
This newscast depicts the situation as it is viewed from our front line people.
The very fact that their position is deemed ‘newsworthy’ is notable.
Small business is being decimated and those that are left (as in the case of our Crunch Gyms) in dealing with rulings that inflict further challenges, respond with optimism and enlightened ingenuity.
The particular ‘slant’ this media story seemed to imply is that, with all this, there is absolutely no helpful language (let alone action) from those who hand down the rulings – in support of these people and their business(s 
Well – news coverage is a start! 
If media finds our particular case interesting enough then it may be that we could begin to receive some recognition and perhaps even consideration of the kind of support that is available elsewhere?
We are not looking for a handout. Rather, we would just appreciate a hand!

To view the news cast  – please click on the button below?
Crunch Gyms media coverage Nov 13th

Investors:  

Jeff Clark wanted to share with you a little bit of the flavor we have been dealing with at the in-club level.  This is intended to be a somewhat light-hearted look at some incidents at our clubs over the past few weeks, rather than a serious update on the clubs.  But the incidents do show the attitudes and odd behaviors we have been dealing with as we try to get through this mess.

When the clubs were recently allowed to re-open for the second time, members were required to wear masks while working out.  This was a departure from the first re-opening, when members only had to wear masks when going in and out of the gym.  We have had several clubs where members call the police because another member wasn’t wearing a mask inside.  Of course, we have also had several members call the police because members were forced to wear a mask stating a violation of their constitutional rights.

We had a member ask another member to wear his mask, and upon seeing him again without a mask, the first member grabbed a cleaning spray bottle and squirted the other guy in the face with it.

We are required by the state to do symptom-screening and take member temperatures upon entry.  We use a very fast thermometer that doesn’t even have to touch skin.  We had a member call the police on us because our front desk staff took his temperature.  Another member claimed that the thermometer too closely resembled a gun and could cause him PTSD.

At one of our clubs, we received a written six page letter from a member demanding that we stop all COVID precautions but also demanding that we indemnify him if he gets infected.  This member now emails our club manager every day.

We have had members break into our pool while it was roped off, and once while we were shut down, we had a naked man take a swim in our outdoor pool before he was caught by security.

We had a member call one of our club general managers “a part of the Nazi regime with her hand on the button killing millions of Jews” for reminding him to wear his mask indoors.  

We had a member call one of our staffers a racist because he reminded the member to wear his mask.  We have heard “I hate you” and “F— off!”  from members in response to these reminders. 

We had a member call the police because one of the personal trainers had his make pulled down below his nose in the gym.  The police arrived at our club, and everyone (except the member who called) knew and acknowledged that it was a total waste of time, energy, and resources. This is just a little flavor of what our folks “on the ground” have seen on a regular basis this year.  We appreciate your ongoing support, and know that we are fighting the good fight here.  One of our clubs will be featured again tomorrow on KUSI news at kusi.com to showcase what our Crunch gyms are going through and to promote the opening of our outdoor facility on site.

Mike Lathigee News
The Las Vegas Golden Knights
November 13, 2020
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The Las Vegas Golden Knights Players are a wonderful addition to the Las Vegas Community.  They are great ambassadors. 

Bill Foley on the other hand is a disgrace.  He misleads local hockey fans when he needed their support and then moves to “screw” local season ticket holders.  

Foley shows his true character of who he really is in this video.
Please watch this video that has over 1,000 views.

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Lathigee vs British Columbia Securities Commission/Well Fargo apology etc
November 3, 2020
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Friends and Family,

Please see the attached lawsuit (filed on Friday) vs the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC).   

This lawsuit explains the illegal seizure, including the theft of 56 one ounce gold coins (not accounted for by the BCSC in their documentation of the seizure). 

In addition, despite perpetuating the lie for years, there has been zero evidence I have had any personal benefit when my company collapsed (in Canada) as a result of the ‘subprime mortgage’ crisis of 2008/9. 

The fact is – I was wiped out and lost more than anyone else within my investment group.

The complaint shows that proper protocols were not followed by the BCSC during the seizure.

It also outlines deliberate malice perpetrated by the BCSC in conducting the seizure, which occurred on the same day of my mother’s funeral – when I was due to deliver the eulogy.  

Not only was opposing counsel notified of my mothers condition (through proper channels) that I was in Canada in the days before her death (in Canada because I had to produce documents per a BCSC demand subpoena) but I had also notified them that I was working on it ‘under difficult circumstances’ in the face of her obvious & impending death.

The BCSC, then fully aware of my mother’s illness and subsequent death, and regardless of it, proceeded with the seizure.

One would have hoped for some small modicum of decency to prevail, even if for only one day, yet the BCSC proceeded with its agenda.

Then, in taking my cell phone during the seizure, BCSC’s legal counsel, Matt Pruitt, refused to return the phone, wilfully denying me the ability to, (not only be in contact with my family during that day but also) deliver the eulogy which my family expected – albeit by phone (which, given the pressures I was under, they understood). 

My family, aware of the unending and unlawful tactics resorted to by the BCSC were left further distressed on a day of our mutual grief as to what must be going on to have resulted in my “no show”. 

Subsequent to the seizure “contrived” news articles caused banks to shut down accounts belonging to my wife and myself. 

In fact some time ago Wells Fargo sent an apology letter stating there was no fraud in my wife’s account and sent her a check for $150 in compensation.  

I also received 2 similar letters and checks for $150 each and Wells Fargo followed up a few times to ensure the checks were cashed.  I assume this is because, if we cashed the checks, it is an acceptance of settlement.  My wife and I will not cash these checks.  I want to leave the legal door open to hold the banks accountable when I am through this.

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Dear Family and Friends,
October 19, 2020
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With the election only a few weeks away there are definitely some trades that will make money.   Attached in the webinar below are a  few of my ideas.    I am confident some of them will pay off.   Good trading!!

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Mike tackles the BLM Movement
September 9, 2020
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In this video Mike does not hold back.
Referring to a grouping (first identified by a former President – but now with a new ‘spin’) he talks about The Silent Majority.  
He discusses what this group of Americans either refuse or are afraid to state.   
He continues to tackle his concerns with the Black Lives Matter Movement, affirmative action programs and why the 2nd Amendment must be preserved in order to keep an overzealous government in check.   
He finishes by discussing the fact that the Democratic Party has had a long history of the support of slavery and that the efforts of the BLM really should be directed at changing the name of that party. 
As ever, he offers not only these challenges but also shares a vision of the options we could avail ourselves of – towards a more equitable America for everyone.

Members,
Please see the intro to Mike’s newest presentation.  

This talk was sent to a conservative think tank group and already has over 1000 views and many thumbs up.   We think this is an important message to communicate and if you agree please share this video with others and post on your social media.  

It is time for the ‘silent majority’ to be heard!

Click here to view the original video with over 1k views youtube.

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ICOA – Meeting  – August 26 at Ahern Hotel / Video / Mike Lathigee on Gold & Silver
September 3, 2020
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The ICOA meeting  – August 26
at the Ahern Hotel.


Below is a link to the video of the Mike Lathigee UPDATE
on Gold and Silver

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Mike Lathigee updates members on Gold and Silver positioning

Mike provides an understanding or what to do right now in order to position oneself in these turbulent times.

From physical possession to ETF’s to more aggressive strategies he details specific ‘plays’.

He also advises on what to watch for, stay away from
& how to maximize on market fluctuations.

To view this video please click on the button below

ICOA Meeting August 26 at Ahern Hotel / Mike Lathigee on Gold and Silver

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Mike Lathigee on BCSC and Recent Press | Michael Lathigee $16 Million Judgment
August 18, 2020
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Mike Lathigee has a strong following of club members across America. Recently the British Columbia Securities Commission domiciled a judgment against Mr Lathigee for $16 million. In this video Mr Lathigee fully discloses what happened in Canada and updates members on what is happening in the case. In addition, you will learn all the details of Mr Lathigee projects in Nevada and the track record to date. Michael “Mike” Lathigee fully transparent on BCSC ruling, recent coverage on the Review Journal and his participation in the Investment Club of America.

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ICOA – A message from the desk of Mike Lathigee
August 9, 2020
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Members,

The last week I have received more than the regular number of communications (from members) on what to do with respect to the huge run up in gold and silver prices. 

As members are well aware “I have been screaming at the top of my lungs” for the last year and especially in January when I provided guidance for members – to hold at least 10% of your total net worth in gold and silver – and consider bringing that up to 20% of your total net worth. I have gone into great detail, at many club meetings regarding the fundamentals of gold and silver and why there were compelling reasons for investors to ‘get positioned’.   Based on the communications I am getting – many of you listened – and congratulations!

Many of you are invested in gold and silver stocks and ETFs – which have doubled or tripled your money since January.   So, the common question is what do I do now?

It is never bad to take some profit.   The gold and silver market has moved up very quickly and this will be a trend that continues for the foreseeable future.   However, at this stage consider taking out your original capital and let “the house money ride”.  

We will see a consolidation period and then – buying again on the sell off is prudent.    

So my quick feedback to members is IT IS OK TO TAKE PROFITS NOW – AND YOU SHOULD TAKE PROFITS.  If you have doubled this position in your portfolio then sell half and sit in cash and wait for a consolidation period. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MEMBERS WHO FOLLOWED CLUB GUIDANCE AND TOOK ACTION STEPS!

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July 14 meeting Video 4 Guest Speaker Mark Skousen / Hosted by Mike Lathigee and ICOA
August 5, 2020
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Economist Mark Skousen. Guest Speaker

Mark Skousen, Ph. D., editor of Forecasts & Strategies, is a nationally known investment expert, economist, university professor and author of more than 25 books. In July 2018 Dr Skousen was awarded the inaugural Triple Crown in Economics for his work in economic theory, history and education, and has been identified as one of the 20 most influential living economists.  

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July 14 meeting / Guest Speaker Jo Ann Skousen / Hosted by Mike Lathigee and ICOA
August 1, 2020
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Jo Ann Skousen – Guest Speaker
Founding Director
Anthem Film Festival
Jo Ann Skousen is the co-producer of FreedomFest and the founding director of the Anthem Libertarian Film Festival. She also serves as the entertainment editor and chief reviewer of Liberty magazine (www.libertyunbound.com) and teaches English literature and composition at Chapman University and Sing Sing Correctional Facility, where she has encountered some of the finest students of her teaching career. She is featured in the HBO documentary Zero Percent, about Sing Sing’s college program (www.zeropercentfilm.com). Jo Ann has a master’s degree in English literature from University of Florida, and has taught English at Rollins College in Florida, Mercy College in New York, and Chapman University in California. Jo Ann is also the author of Matriarchs of the Messiah: Valiant Women in the Lineage of Jesus Christ, which offers a bold new perspective on women in the Bible as intelligent, courageous problem-solvers who used their agency to make wise and often clever choices. 

Joanne does a great job of addressing the current civil rights movement and her thoughts on the Black Lives Movement.   Joanne is a huge advocate for making a positive difference but what is so amazing is that her well meaning intentions can be misperceived as racist.  Things have become crazy!

Joanne is an advocate for making a better world and in her scholarly manner she addresses what is happening with today’s civil rights movement and many of the dangers in this current movement.   Joanne discusses similar historic civil rights movements and then points out the limitations of the BLM movement, that the BLM movement is ‘political’ and while she agrees with the BLM as she describes it in “small letters” she takes the stand that the BLM in “Capital Letters” is an organization that every American must be concerned about.

There are old customs that are under siege as we are in lock down. We are missing out on many events that are key to maintaining our culture. Habits are being replaced with overeating, drinking too much which is leading to depression.   Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Assembly are no longer American Rights.   Even hateful speech must be allowed in this environment and now many forms of speech as now being attacked as Hate Speech. She points out that – In the same way as someone can write an opinion that involves hate we have the right to disagree and express our own opinion as to why we do not agree.  But we cannot take away the Right of Free Speech.
The mask is a sign of executive power going too far.  We are losing our personal liberties, which is what America is founded upon.  The laws are changing daily, and she describes it as psychological torture.  It is causing confusion and depression. Lockdowns are meant to force people into compliance. It is time to reclaim our Freedom.
Joanne does an incredible job on outlining that Americans must realize we are losing our Freedom and that power-hungry Governors are repressing citizen freedoms.   This meeting was a strong voice that we must not comply, and Liberty and Freedom must be protected and fought for by all Americans.
“Persuade Americans and don’t force us” was her message.
After Joanne speaks Mike Lathigee asks – how is it that a person like Joanne, who deeply cares for humanity and is on the front lines helping people, can be called a racist? Then Mike discusses the insincerity of corporate and high-profile individuals who support BLM due to compliance to pressure rather than what they really believe.
Mike does express one positive aspect of the BLM moment which is – much needed changes to the judicial system. Those charged with Federal Crimes are bullied into taking a pleas bargain deal -even if they are innocent.  Judges will rule routinely in favor of their ‘employer’ (the government) as they do not want to “rock the boat”. Overzealous prosecutors have been known to withhold information that can vindicate a defendant.   Mike uses Lori Laughlin as a great example of the governments bully tactics.

ICOA July 14 meeting video 3 Jo Ann Skousen