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Jul 19 09:08

Explain Property Taxes Using Laffer Curve

Jul 18 15:31

When the government knows what’s best for you

When government “nudges” people into new behaviors, resistance is often ugly.

Jul 18 15:05

IRS to Revoke 362,000 Passports From US Citizens

If you own your home… think again. Even if you have your mortgage fully paid off, you still have to pay property tax. This means that it’s ultimately the government who really owns your property. You’re just renting it from them. And if they believe (in their sole discretion) that you owe them property tax, they’ll take the property away from you.

Jul 17 00:17

IRS Building Walls to Keep Americans In

There has been a tremendous amount of debate about building walls to stop illegal immigration. But the IRS is building walls to keep Americans in.The US government is cracking down on Americans with outstanding tax bills by revoking passports.

Jul 07 10:48

We Are All Hostages Of Corporate Profits

We're in the endgame of financialization and globalization, and it won't be pretty for all the hostages of corporate profits.

Though you won't read about it in the mainstream corporate media, the nation is now hostage to outsized corporate profits.

The economy and society at large are now totally dependent on soaring corporate profits and the speculative bubbles they fuel, and this renders us all hostages: "Make a move to limit corporate profits or speculative bubbles, and your pension fund gets a bullet in the head."

Not just pension funds, of course; tax revenues will also be taken out and shotas most of the state and federal income taxes are paid by high-earners and those skimming capital gains from stock options and stock-based compensation packages.

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No longer does "justice" prevail in the Unhinged, Surveilled State of America; it's "Just Us!" for the one percenters.

Jul 05 13:38

U.S. Supreme Court Silently Passes Law — Internet Tax Collection — Will Kill Small Businesses

By Aaron Kesel

U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to drain the swamp in Washington, DC and claims to be for the people, so much so that he just encouraged imposing yet another tax on American citizens' backs by raising corporate retail prices. A new Internet collection tax will allow states to collect -- (steal, rob, plunder) [taxation is theft] you get the point -- from any retailer across the U.S. who sells products online. In short, the newly approved law will kill small businesses...

Jul 04 19:30

Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier

An ancient Irish lament, sung by Diane Taraz on her CD "Songs of the Revolution."

Jul 04 19:18

Fife and Drum Music of the Revolutionary War

Excerpts from "Fife and Drum Music of the American Revolution: Military Music in America series, vol. 1," produced by the Company of Military Collectors & Historians, Washington, D.C. with George P. Carroll, Director of Music -- from about 1976.
(Improved audio from my earlier upload of this same.)

Jul 04 19:14

American Revolutionary Song: Chester - William Billings

Chester was a patriotic anthem composed by William Billings and sung during the American Revolutionary War. Billings wrote the first version of the song for his 1770 songbook The New England Psalm Singer, and made improvements for the version in his The Singing Master's Assistant (1778). It is the latter version that is best known today.

The curious title of the song reflects a common practice of Billings's day, in which tunes were labeled with (often arbitrarily chosen) place names. Billings's song evidently has little more to do with any particular town named Chester than his hymn tune Africa has to do with Africa. With identifiable names for compositions, performers could select different lyrics to sing with the music without creating confusion.
This song would rival Yankee Doodle as the unofficial anthem of the rebel colonies

Jul 03 08:54

Tax Repeal Referendum Not Going Forward

Oklahoma Taxpayers Unite! is giving up on gathering enough signatures to ask voters to repeal a recent slate of tax increases meant to pay for teacher raises. The Oklahoman’s Chris Casteel writes former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn said there isn’t enough time to gather the signatures and face any challenge for the issue to make the November general election ballot.

Jul 02 04:52

World Police Chief Trump Wants Europe To Spend More On Military

(*C'mon guys , It's what made America great again !
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Jun 30 00:46

Texas Man Evicted For Not Paying Government Mandated “Rent” On His Own Property

Property taxes are nothing more than rent demanded by the king for the privilege of allowing you to continue to live on land and in a house you already own. But instead of fighting this horrific display of slavery, people actually followed their master’s orders and evicted an elderly man from his property for not paying his rent.

Jun 29 15:17

Is it time for a Property Tax Revolt to Drain the local Swamps at the State and Local Levels?

It is time Republicans and conservatives put their money where their mouth is when they talk about accountability, limited smaller government, and lower taxes. First, let us hold government accountable with an audit to see how much is wasted and stolen from the treasury. If there is an audit done. I will bet money that when the audit is done. It will be obvious there is no justification to raise property taxes when all the waste, fraud and abuse is exposed. I can also say there would be no justification for local taxes on phone, cable tv, wireless service, and electricity either. Those taxes should be abolished.

Jun 24 08:02

Trump Mocks Dying McCain for ‘Thumbs Down’ Vote Against Killing US Healthcare

Republican Senator John McCain, who was diagnosed with brain cancer at the end of last year, used a dramatic gesture to draw the attention of the Senate before he cast his vote against legislation attempting to repeal the Affordable Care Act — also known as ObamaCare — health program, using the ancient Roman thumbs down gesture to denote a ‘no' vote in July 2017.

It took him 10 seconds to cast his ‘no' vote.

McCain was one of only few Republicans — along with Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski — who joined with the rival Democratic party, in fighting to keep Obamacare in place.

Jun 24 00:27

Get Ready for Online Sales Tax as Supreme Court Screws Small Online Businesses

Time to tell the states to get the hell off the backs of the working people. Let the business owners–both online and physical–provide jobs, and services that people actually pay for voluntarily!

Jun 22 12:32

McCain Office Involved In IRS Targeting Scandal; Pushed "Financially Ruinous" Audits Of 501(c) Orgs

Internal IRS documents obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reveal that in 2013, John McCain's former staff director, Henry Kerner, pushed the Obama IRS to engage in "financially ruinous" audits of 501(c) organizations - 10 days before Obama's IRS publicly admitted to "inappropriate" targeting of groups with "tea party" or "patriot" in their names.

Jun 20 14:46

Weapons of Mass Migration

In Goodbye Europe? Hello, Chaos? – Merkel’s Migrant Bomb, Michael Springmann analyzes evidence suggesting that US intelligence may be organizing the mass migration of millions of refugees as a form of asymmetric warfare.

Springmann also quotes anonymous intelligence sources who claim the mass migration into Europe is being coordinated by the US National Intelligence Council (NIC), MI6 (Britain’s secret intelligence service) and Turkish secret services, with financing from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states. He also alleges routine collaboration between CIA case officers and human rights and pro-migrant groups to pay off people smugglers.

I have often wondered how hundreds of thousands of unskilled workers from a broken Syrian economy could come up with the $5,000-10,000 smugglers charge to ferry migrants across the Mediterranean.

Jun 18 08:33

Taxation=Theft

Theft is defined as “the taking of another person’s property or services without that person’s permission or consent.”

Almost invariably, governments pass tax laws and set tax rates without any consultation with the citizenry. Further, no final approval is sought by the citizenry that they consent to the tax or the rates. It is simply imposed.

Most of us tend not to regard taxation as theft, yet, by definition, that’s exactly what it is.

Jun 17 11:05

Family of metro murder victim says suspect in WyCo deputy shooting could have been stopped

The DA and the judge in Wyandotte County Kansas let this monster go repeatedly! He has killed probably 2-3 other people besides the deputies!

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- As the families of the two Wyandotte County deputies shot Friday in KCK mourn the loss of one and pray for the second, an Overland Park family is grieving along with them.

Antoine Fielder is a name the family of 22-year-old Kelsey Ewonus has heard way too many times for way too long. The first time was in 2015 when Fielder was charged with murdering their daughter.

Jun 13 14:57

THIS MAP SHOWS SAN FRANCISCO IS COVERED IN HUMAN POOP

These maps are not updated.

Fecal matter is elusive, and doesn’t necessarily register until it’s crusted on the bottom of your shoe. But there might be a dark cloud of poo hovering above your city, as evidenced by this stinky, stinky map.

Jun 08 10:14

Trump's Justice Department Affirms ObamaCare is Unconstitutional

In a letter to House Speaker Ryan, Attorney General Jeff Sessions affirmed that the Justice Dept will no longer defend the constitutionality of Obamacare.

Sessions writes that the DoJ believes the law's individual mandate - the provision the Supreme Court upheld in 2012 - has become unconstitutional.

Notably, the three-page letter begins by saying that Justice adopted its position "with the approval of the President of the United States."

Specifically, Sessions writes that the mandate cannot be interpreted as a tax “because it will raise no revenue as Congress has eliminated the monetary penalty,” the department said in a brief filed in the Federal District Court in Fort Worth.

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Jun 04 07:26

Too Much Bad News Can Make You Sick, Say Researchers

PHILADELPHIA (CNN) – With every news alert or breaking story, our world seems to be pushed further and further into crisis. It is taking a serious toll on our environment but also on our mental health.

The world has always been stressful, but experiencing acute events occurring thousands of miles away is a new and challenging phenomenon. On any given day, it feels like the world is falling apart.

How can we brace for disaster and find the strength to withstand it? How will we adapt to our greater exposure to trauma? And will our mental health be sacrificed in the process?

May 24 08:54

Raising taxes on poor is a 'good thing for those people' – billionaire Michael Bloomberg

Left leaning billionaire Michael Bloomberg says he would like to hike taxes on low-income citizens in his crusade against sugary drinks. He says it’s a “good thing for those people.”

Bloomberg says he wants to decide on what is good for low-income people. “The question is do you want to pander to those people? Or do you want to get them to live longer? There's just no question,” he said.

“If you raise taxes on full sugary drinks, for example, they will drink less and there's just no question that full sugar drinks are one of the major contributors to obesity and obesity is one of the major contributors to heart disease and cancer and a variety of other things,” he said at the IMF discussion panel talking to the IMF Chief Chrisine Lagarde.

May 23 11:15

Weird laws still in effect in the United States

Get this – the average US citizen breaks at least three laws a day without even knowing it!

All women of “uncertain” chastity must be off the streets by 9 p.m.

A man can legally beat his wife (but not more than once a month).

One may not have more than two dildos in a house.

Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses.

It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.

It is illegal to serve alcohol to a gay person.

Males may not dress as a female unless a special permit is obtained from the sheriff.

May 22 10:48

The IRS Doesn’t Know Who’s Accessing Its Most Sensitive Data

The Internal Revenue Service hasn’t accurately cataloged all the components of its highest value hardware and software systems and doesn’t have a clear count of who has privileged access to those systems, according to an audit released Monday.

The IRS also likely isn’t patching software vulnerabilities on its highest value assets within the 30-day timeframe required for federal agencies, according to the audit from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

Because the agency doesn’t maintain historical data about patching, however, it’s difficult to say for certain how long vulnerabilities are going unpatched, the audit states.

The term “high-value assets,” as used by federal cybersecurity professionals, essentially refers to software and hardware systems that contain the most sensitive information, including personally identifiable information about taxpayers or employees.

May 21 22:24

Investigators Admit Victims in Texas Shooting Could’ve Been Killed by Police Fire

But it’s unclear whether all the victims were shot by the suspect, or whether some were shot by deputies during the crossfire. Trochesset said authorities are waiting for the medical examiner’s autopsies to make that determination.

A “decent amount of cameras in the school” will help investigators piece together a timeline, Trochesset said.

The idea that police may have killed some of the victims is chilling.

May 21 10:16

Is Political Decentralization the Only Hope for Western Civilization?

A couple of recent articles have once more made the case, at least implicitly, for political decentralization as the only viable path which will begin to solve the seemingly insurmountable political, economic, and social crises which the Western world now faces.

In the last few months, over 3,000 millionaires have fled the hopelessly corrupt and bankrupt state of Illinois. When asked, 47% of Illinoisans would like to leave the state which, over the last decade, has seen over a half million of its residents flee. Naturally, this exodus has exacerbated the Land of Lincoln’s financial straits to catastrophic levels.*

May 17 10:50

Ron Paul - Israel Created Hamas

US Congressman Ron Paul - Israel created Hamas to destabilize Arafat who was very powerful at the time

Zionism is a geopolitical movement founded a little over 100 years ago by Theodore Herzl & pushed forward by the Rothschilds.

Look up Jews Against Zionism. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNLJY-...

May 16 14:45

High Taxes Don’t Make Rich People Move

May 14 14:30

FLASHBACK - The Tiny Dot

May 14 07:41

U.S. religious groups generate more money than Microsoft and Apple combined

Since the founding of the country, religion of some type has always played an active role in the lives of a majority of Americans. Although religious faith is on a long-term downward trend while secularism is on the rise, about 70.6% of Americans still identified as Christian in 2014, while 5.9% had “Non-Christian faiths” such as Judaism or Islam, according to Pew Research Center. These numbers mean that over one in four Americans believe in some form of non-atheistic religion.

May 11 14:21

Feds Collect Record Taxes Through April; Still Run $385.4B Deficit

The record total federal taxes collected during this period also included a record $1,050,601,000,000 in individual income taxes—marking the earliest in any fiscal year that individual income taxes have topped $1 trillion. -- But even while the Treasury was collecting its record $2,007,451,000,000 in total taxes from October through April, it was spending $2,392,896,000,000—thus, accumulating a deficit of $385,444,000,000.

May 11 08:51

The IRS Scandal, Day 1826: The Five Year Anniversary

Imagine if liberal groups discovered that President Trump’s Internal Revenue Service was targeting them for heightened scrutiny or harassment. The media and Democrats would decry this assault on the First Amendment and declare the U.S. on the brink of autocracy. The scandal would dominate the midterms, and the legitimacy of the election would be called into question.

Strangely enough, the IRS did target organs of the opposition party during the last administration, but the episode has largely faded from public memory without resolution. May 10 marks the fifth anniversary of the revelation that President Obama’s IRS targeted conservative groups for more than two years prior to the 2012 presidential election.

While some of the faces at the IRS have changed, the law that enabled their misuse of power has not. Congress’s failure to address the problem leaves the U.S. democratic process vulnerable to further abuses.

May 10 10:05

This Video Caught Nancy Pelosi Saying The One Thing No American Wants To Hear

Pelosi was being interviewed by the left-wing site Politico for their Playbook Live event.

She was asked about the Democrats’ plans to confront Donald Trump once they won power.

The interviewer mentioned rolling back the tax cut bill and raising taxes.

Pelosi declared that the suggestion that Democrats wanted to raise taxes was “accurate.”

May 09 14:18

PELOSI COMMITS POLITICAL SUICIDE...

I'm not going to spoil the surprise from Nancy...

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May 09 09:58

U.S. Treasury's Mnuchin: Revoking Boeing, Airbus licenses to sell jets to Iran

Higher gas prices,more unemployment because Trump loves Israel.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Licenses for Boeing Co and Airbus to sell passenger jets to Iran will be revoked, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Tuesday after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AuY4Ln-rkI

May 09 09:34

America's Only Choices: Jewish Communism or Jewish Zionism

The article below is a reminder that George Soros pushed through the Iran nuclear deal much to the consternation of Benjamin Netanyahu. Trump came to his rescue. Trump announced his candidacy in June 2015, just as Iran was being finalized. The only reason Americans got an alternative to Clinton was due to this schism in World Jewry between Communists and Zionists. The Communists, led by George Soros, and fronted by Obama and Clinton, represent the disintegration of the nation-state, including Israel. The nationalists led by Netanyahu and fronted by Trump represents a handful of powerful nation-states dominated by Israel. This is a disagreement between Masonic lodges. In Trump, Americans are getting the crumbs from Israel's table.

May 09 09:30

Risking World War For Israel:Series of articles.

Those who cry wolf over the deal and want to attack Iran are only following the diktats of the Israeli terrorist-in-chief Benjamin Netanyahu. After all, he’s their god and whatever he says goes – that’s the only explanation for their idiotic stand. Watch this video of Netanyahu lambasting Iran in the US Congress, or not – after all, who can stand to watch that demonic and arrogant cad ordering the US around.

Consequently, when the Middle East is set ablaze and millions of people lose their lives, the world will know who to haul at The Hague for crimes against humanity.

https://biblicisminstitute.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/trump-and-netan...

May 09 06:59

Marco Rubio: No proof tax cuts "poured" money back to workers

"There is still a lot of thinking on the right that if big corporations are happy, they’re going to take the money they’re saving and reinvest it in American workers. In fact they bought back shares, a few gave out bonuses; there’s no evidence whatsoever that the money’s been massively poured back into the American worker.”
— Sen. Marco Rubio

May 08 10:28

"Death Spiral": Obamacare Premiums May Soar As Much As 91% Next Year

The largest hikes are being sought by CareFirst, which is seeking a 64% increase in Virginia, and a whopping 91% increase in Maryland for its PPO. Other insurers are following suit in the two states, with Kaiser requesting hikes of 32% and 37% respectively, followed by CareFirst's HMO offering.

In Maryland, CareFirst wants to raise rates by 91 percent on a plan covering 15,000 people, Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer Jr. said. If approved, premiums for a 40-year-old could reach $1,334 a month. -Bloomberg

That's over $16,000 per year for an individual plan in a state with an average personal income of $59,524.

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May 08 08:14

The Myth of Low US Unemployment

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Media propaganda maintains the myth, including a NYT report in its latest edition, saying:

An “unemployment rate (was achieved) below the 4 percent threshold,” the Times calling it a “milestone,” claiming it indicates a “tight…labor market…”

Reality is polar opposite. Trump crowed about the phony Friday Labor Department (BLS) report tweeting: “JUST OUT: 3.9% Unemployment. 4% is Broken!”

America’s privileged class never had things better. Unreported is continuation of protracted main street depression conditions.

Apr 28 10:05

AfD Calls on German Government to Stop 'Making Workers Bleed' Via High Taxes

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has repeatedly criticized the German government’s stances on immigration, foreign affairs, defense spending, among other matters, calling for drastic policy shifts.

AfD politician and member of the Bundestag, Kay Gottschalk, lambasted Berlin’s economic policy, especially taxation, on Friday, in light of a report which ranked Germany as one of the highest leviers of income tax in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on single-earners.

Data in the report revealed that single-earners in Germany pay an income tax rate of 39.5 percent, 14 percent above the OECD average of 25.5 percent.

Apr 26 10:00

Lockheed Martin raises 2018 forecast as strong defense funding fuels Pentagon business

Lockheed Martin stock gains after a strong earnings report and guidance boost.
Its largest division was helped by $185 million in sales for F-35 fighter jets.

The defense contractor beat Wall Street's earnings per share expectation by 62 cents, with three of the company's four divisions bringing in more revenue than the same quarter last year. Lockheed Martin raised its 2018 forecast to a range of $15.80 to $16.10 earnings per share, as well as its revenue to a range of $50.35 billion to $51.85 billion — an increase of $350 million from the company's previous estimate.

Lockheed did not change its expected annual cash flow for the year, holding at $3 billion.

Apr 26 08:27

The Grotesque Case of U.S. Aid to Israel:

As part of Donald Trump’s “America First” campaign, he pledged to substantially cut foreign aid. As a result of this campaign promise, during the first year of his presidency, foreign aid declined to $23 billion from $49b in 2016, and 2018 is on trend to be roughly $10b less than 2017. This has meant sudden and devastating massive cuts in health, education and other vital programs in numerous countries around the world.

But one country stands out as an exception to this trend: Israel. In the most recent fiscal budget, the U.S. Congress approved $705.8million for Israel’s missile defense program, a boost from the $600m allocated last year. This aid is on top of $3.1b in annual military aid to Israel through a ten-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which will increase to $38b during the 2019-2028 period.

Israel not only regularly receives these sums of money, but also lobbies Congress for additional funding. Over the past several years, Congress has provided billions in extra aid for Israel’s missile program. Since 1948, Congress has appropriated $134.7b to Israel, making Israel the largest recipient of U.S. aid since WWII.

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(*"17" days until we get a clue to whether , or not , it was worth the
cost in blood , treasure , humiliation , and shame)

Apr 25 09:09

How Many Politicians Can You Buy with $6.3 Billion Dollars?

How Many Politicians Can You Buy with $6.3 Billion Dollars?

By Grant Smith

Grant Smith, the author of Big Israel: How Israel’s Lobby Moves America, reveals the revenue of the Israeli lobby’s will reach $6.3 billion in 2020, with 17,000 employees and 414,000 volunteers! (Please re-read that statement.) The purpose of the lobby is to influence the US government to serve its foreign-policy objectives and fund its military.

Posted April 23, 2018

Apr 22 12:59

3 Months Into Tax Relief, How It Is Going

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