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Jan 27 09:45

70 Changes That Make Obamacare A Very Different Law Than Congress Passed

One reason why the anger over Obamacare has subsided somewhat could be that more than 70 significant changes have been made to the law since it was enacted in 2010—delaying, weakening, and eliminating some of its more onerous and burdensome provisions. The law that is being implemented is not the one Congress passed.

By our updated count at the Galen Institute, at least 43 of the changes to the Affordable Care Act have been made unilaterally by the Obama administration, 24 have passed Congress and been signed into law by President Obama, and three were made by the Supreme Court, which had to rewrite the law to uphold it.

Jan 27 08:03

Another Corporate Giant Is Leaving the U.S. – What This Means for You

Over the past couple of years, dozens of high-profile U.S. companies have moved abroad to lower their corporate income tax rate. No surprise, this makes them more globally competitive.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US has some of the highest taxes in the world. Other nations have high taxes, but in those nations, people and corporations get something back for all that money. Free education, inexpensive health care, good roads, good schools, SAFE DRINKING WATER!

In the US, Washington DC has become a "money motel." Money goes in, but it does not come out, at least not back to the people and businesses that paid it. Where does it all go? The fact that the US has the world's largest number of billionaires is one clue. Certainly the constant overt and covert support for Israel is another. Then there is the propping up of Wall Street, the wars of conquest, and most importantly, servicing that hopelessly unpayable debt that has piled up over the last 100 years since a corrupt Congress and corrupted President sold this nation back into the same form of banker slavery we fought the revolution to break free of!

Jan 26 09:30

A Tidal Wave of Corporate Migrants Seeking (Tax) Shelter

Congress approved a bailout plan worth almost $80 billion for General Motors and Chrysler, saving the automakers and, indirectly, suppliers like Johnson Controls. By 2010, with its business back on track, Johnson Controls doubled the pay of Stephen Roell, then its chief executive, to more than $15 million.

Despite the federal government’s rescue — and hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks over the last several decades from states like Michigan and Wisconsin — Johnson Controls said on Monday it was renouncing its United States corporate citizenship by selling itself to Tyco International, based in Ireland, a deal struck in large part to reduce its tax bill, which it said should drop by about $150 million annually.

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Jan 25 16:15

Tory Treasury minister says he can’t tell the public whether Google broke any tax laws

David Gauke says ministers are not privy to details about the deal despite having described it as a 'major success'

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Jan 25 08:10

The End of Tax Havens?

Most people will abide low to moderate taxation but, whenever governments have become truly rapacious in taxing their people, those people have sought to escape enslavement from their own governments. Sometimes, this has meant physically leaving the country (as so many Britons did in the 70’s) and, sometimes, this has meant moving one’s money to a jurisdiction that has either low, or no, direct taxation.

Tax havens have a long history and, since the 70’s, as taxation in much of the world has been on the rise, havens have unsurprisingly flourished.

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Jan 24 11:56

America Will Spend More on Taxes than Food, Clothing, and Housing Combined

This should not be in the “land of the free.” It is a sad graphic. And remember, much of your tax money is siphoned off by the cronies in industries which are connected and by those in government itself. You are basically an annuity.

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Jan 23 16:35

Google £130m tax 'sweetheart deal' should be audited, says Labour

The Labour Party has called on the National Audit Office to investigate Google’s agreement to pay £130m in back taxes, branding the arrangement a “sweetheart deal”.

The payment, which covers money owed by the search engine giant since 2005, follows a six-year inquiry by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs. It was hailed as a “victory” by Chancellor George Osborne, on Saturday; he called on other large companies to follow suit. “Good to see Google paying more tax on past profits,” Mr Osborne tweeted. “We want successful businesses in UK – but they should pay their taxes.”

But Labour’s shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, described the size of Google’s back payment as “derisory” and accused the Government of accepting a “relatively small amount” of tax compared to Google’s vast profits in the UK.

Jan 23 15:05

Israel needs more US military aid after Iran deal: Netanyahu

‘Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says Tel Aviv needs more US military aid following the nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries.

He told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday that Washington and Tel Aviv are finalizing details of a 10-year military aid package that will be larger than the $3.1 billion US package Israel received this year.

Jan 23 08:53

The Cronies, Opportunists and Thrill Seekers at Davos

The big global crony networking event of the year. The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland is in full swing and Vice President Joe Biden is in attendance as are six members of Obama's Cabinet.

Jan 23 08:28

Why do JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs want desperately to keep the UK in the European Union?

JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs want Britain to stay within the European Union and they are spending money to make sure the UK stays. Surprise. It is odd (perhaps not so odd) that so much of the banking and political establishment in British Europe (forgive me Britons, I was taught that one should never call a Brit a “European” but I’m making a point) is so vehemently pro-European Union. The lockstep (goosestep?) push by some to further integrate with Brussels, to give up even more sovereignty, to further reduce Britain’s stature in the world is striking.

Jan 22 17:11

Explanation for Deagel forecast of 75% population decline: the Government is too corrupt and folks move out.

There have been many questions about the countries forecast specially the one focusing on the United States of America (USA). They won't be answered one by one but below you can find some explanation, thoughts and reflections. We are going to keep this as short as possible.

Jan 22 16:03

No prison time for woman who left nephew in hot car

Deported!!! What the......!

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The day care worker, who left her nephew in a hot car, killing him, will not spend any time behind bars.

The long-running case finally came to an end Friday with prosecutors bending over backward to help keep her out of prison and to keep her from being deported.

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Jan 22 05:59

Dimon's Pay Jumps 35% to $27 Million

>Package includes $20.5 million linked to bank's future returns
>New performance units come after shareholders rejected pay

JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted Jamie Dimon’s pay 35 percent, tying most of the package to future performance after a record share of investors rejected the bank’s compensation practices last year.

(*>Package includes $20.5 million linked to bank's future returns
Translation, the money the bank will be making in the future from penalties , fees , loan interest , and 'dip ins' that we'll be paying , for the next bout of 'quantitative easing' .
This Is Where That Money Will Be Going ! DIMON 'S PAY !!!)

Jan 21 10:43

Car insurance up £100 a year because of George Osborne’s premium tax, AA says

The average cost of car insurance cover has risen by more than £100 a year thanks to a so-called "stealth tax" introduced in George Osborne's summer budget, according to the AA.

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The AA said an increase in the rate of Insurance Premium Tax from 6 per cent to 9.5 per cent was behind the added cost to the driver.

Jan 20 20:36

BEXALERT!: Earth’s temperature depends on where you put thermometer

HMMMMM!It all depends on where you put the thermometer. Maybe they should try a rectal thermometer!

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to measuring global warming, it’s all about altitude.

Temperature readings taken close to Earth’s surface — about 6 feet off the ground — show a slightly warmer planet than measurements taken from on high by satellites in orbit.

And that discrepancy has given ammunition to climate-change doubters.

Government agencies and most scientists rely primarily on ground measurements, and they show that 2015 was the warmest year on record.

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Jan 20 12:47

IRS Erases Hard Drive Despite Court Order

This is not the first time the agency has failed to preserve key information. The IRS also “accidentally” destroyed the hard drive belonging to Lois Lerner during investigations into the targeting of conservative groups. As many as 24,000 emails were lost forever when 422 backup tapes were wiped clean despite an agency-wide preservation order and congressional subpoena.

In the Lerner case, the IRS failed to take simple steps to ensure compliance with the order, according to a report by the House Oversight Committee.

Now, it appears that important information has once again disappeared because of IRS corruption, incompetence, or both.

Jan 19 22:58

Lawsuit follows seizure of collector’s 1,600 guns

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It was a massive raid with agents taking more than a thousand guns from an Albuquerque man’s home and business, but now that man is suing.

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Jan 18 16:02

Germany Wants to Impose Tax to Pay for Refugees on All of Europe

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has called for a new EU-wide tax on petrol to pay for the refugee crisis that Germany has created. This is a EU-WIDE Continental Tax, not one limited to Germany. So now all Europeans must pay for a gross mistake Merkel made inviting the refugees into Europe. The people are always seen as an endless source to tax for the nightmares created by politicians. Just when will the people ever have a right to just say NO!

Jan 17 17:07

Paleomar Project

Select one of the times from the list on the left and check out what the Earth's climate was like millions of years ago.
Or view an animation that shows how the Earth's climatic belts have changed through time. View Climate Animation
We can determine the past climate of the Earth by mapping the distribution of ancient coals, desert deposits, tropical soils, salt deposits, glacial material, as well as the distribution of plants and animals that are sensitive to climate, such as alligators, palm trees & mangrove swamps.

More Info on how we determined the ancient climate.

ICE HOUSE or HOT HOUSE?
During the last 2 billion years the Earth's climate has alternated between a frigid "Ice House", like today's world, and a steaming "Hot House", like the world of the dinosaurs.

This chart shows how global climate has changed through time.

Jan 17 13:19

In War Games, Navy SEALs Normalize Treating U.S. Citizens as Enemy

United States Navy SEALs planned war games in the state of Washington for mid-January, where they would encroach upon residential areas, state parks, national parks, etc, without the consent of the public. The war games treat citizens as pawns because SEALs were trained to react to citizens as potential terrorists.

One of the most alarming aspects of the war games, which were reported on by Truthout journalist Dahr Jamail, is how it normalizes the idea that U.S. citizens can be enemies. The war games suggest a future where many more military exercises run roughshod over public spaces and soldiers simulate how citizens could pose a danger to them.

Jan 16 10:22

Beware: IRS Now Has Six Years To Audit Your Taxes, Up From Three

No one wants to be audited, so knowing how long your tax return can be attacked is important. The statute of limitations on taxes is a fundamental rule allowing taxpayers to eventually cut off their exposure. It can be pretty satisfying to say to the IRS, “sorry, you’re too late.” But this year, that will be a little harder due to an expansion of the IRS's power to audit for extra years.

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Jan 14 15:33

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Admits No 'Failure To File' IncomeTax Law Exists

In the transcript of the Oral Argument:
He (Chief Justice Rhenquist) and the United States attorney (Kent
Jones) admit there is NO statute (LAW) that makes it a crime for "failure to
file" an income tax return!
QUOTE: "I'm not familiar with a statute that makes that a crime
by itself" ..."but the fact that you didn't file...frankly...it's my
impression that that would not by itself be a crime".
..then it says on pg. 6 lines 20-25 of the transcript, Chief
Justice of the United States Supreme Court William Rhenquist said:
"We'd better not let the word get out"..."We'll keep it just
among ourselves"... and they have the nerve to laugh about it!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In Sullivan vs United States, Judge James C. Fox admitted in the court record that the 16th (income tax) Amendment failed to be ratified, then goes on to admit that judges all know this, but pretend the 16th Amendment is the law of the land, because their salaries, court rooms, staff, and those robes are all bought with money taken from the American people.

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Jan 13 15:54

Broken Treaties 101

The United States has a long history in which it abused its relative power over other populations. Its relations with Native Americans were no different in this regard. The United States frequently signed and committed itself to treaties with Native Americans that they repeatedly broke, a practice that has been present in American policy since its inception.

Native Americans without Treaties

One of the largest groups of Native Americans without a treaty of recognition with the US are the Native Hawaiians—the native people that inhabited the State of Hawaii. Though it is undisputed that the Native Hawaiians are a native people—people that are indigenous to the land they now live on that were there before any contact with the US or European explorers—the Hawaiians are not what lawyers call a recognized tribe.

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Jan 12 12:06

You won the $1.5 billion Powerball! Here's your tax bill

Win the lottery? Welcome to the 1%. Now here comes the taxman.

Jan 12 08:03

After Clinton email leak exposes her war crimes, Frmr U.S. attorney predicts indictment In 60 days

Arizona Sen. John Kavanagh (R) want s to make it illegal to film law enforcement, however Kavanagh’s SB 1054 violates the U.S. Constitution.

Jan 11 20:27

Work underway on collapsing Spirit Lake tunnel

Work begins on collapsing Spirit Lake tunnel at base of Mount Saint Helens!

Jan 11 20:22

Cold prompts homeless man to damage police car in order to go to jail

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As the temperatures outside keep dropping, the numbers of people seeking warmth in homeless shelters across the metro, keeps getting higher.

According to Kansas City police, a homeless man took a brick from his coat on Monday and threw it at a police car in the Central Patrol parking lot. Police said it broke a front headlight lens and scratched the front bumper.

Police said the man then got on the ground and said, "I give up."

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Jan 11 13:02

Trump & Taxation

Jan 11 10:26

IT’S ONLY ONE PERCENT: OBAMA’S “BOIL THE FROG” APPROACH TO GUN CONTROL

They say if you want to boil a frog, you can’t just toss him in boiling water. Instead, you put him in lukewarm water, and gradually turn up the heat. That way, the frog never realizes he’s been boiled. The Powers That Be (PTB) have exercised the “frog” axiom throughout history.

• Take income tax. Though now an accepted way of life, income tax wasn’t always around. The original U.S. Constitution excluded it; in 1895 the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional.

Therefore the only way the PTB could establish income tax was by legalizing it through a Constitutional Amendment. That Amendment was introduced in Congress by Senator Nelson Aldrich, who also introduced the original legislation which ultimately became the Federal Reserve Act. He was David Rockefeller’s maternal grandfather.

Jan 08 10:16

Sugar tax not ruled out by David Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron says he does not want to rule out introducing a sugar tax in order to tackle Britain's "obesity crisis".

Mr Cameron said it would be better not to have to resort to new taxes but said that "what matters is we do make progress" on obesity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any dumb excuse for another tax by a desperately broke government!

Jan 08 10:16

Obama taxman (beatles) Funny Video

Jan 08 09:31

Why We Fear the IRS

The IRS scam, on the other hand, works entirely by fear. It takes people who haven’t done anything wrong, and makes them afraid that they have. That’s a pretty hefty achievement. Imagine trying to extort money from someone by, say, claiming that they had murdered someone. You might elicit laughter, or bewilderment, but you’d rarely elicit much cash.

Which raises the obvious question: How did we get into a situation where it’s so easy for people to believe that the IRS is about to arrest them for a crime they weren’t even aware of having committed?

You guessed it: The IRS is incredibly powerful, and the tax code is incredibly opaque.

Jan 08 09:12

HOW I FELL FACE FIRST FOR AN EPIC IRS SCAM

I received a call on my home phone recently from someone who identified himself as Officer Jason Dean with the Investigative Bureau of the Department of Treasury. He said an arrest warrant had been issued in my name for failure to respond to IRS Notice CP503 — a third reminder — informing me that I owed $5,347 in back taxes. He said my home and cell phones were being traced and I should not attempt to leave the city.

“That’s ridiculous,” I said, “I never received any notices.”

“That is not my concern,” he replied. “We’re only calling you as a courtesy to inform you that you will be arrested and charged with failure to meet federal taxation requirements, malicious conduct, and theft by deception. You will be arrested within the next two hours and held in custody for six months pending an investigation.”

And just like that, I was caught in what has become the biggest tax scam in American history.

Jan 07 22:53

SNOWDEN'S DEFINITIVE ANSWER WHEN SOME IDIOT SAYS THEY "HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE"

I pulled the quote from a most excellent video -- in which George Orwell travels through time to tell us a thing or two -- conjured for us by Juice Media...

And it is just perfect...

Jan 07 18:15

Missing U.S. Hellfire missile located in Cuba

By UPS,FEDEX what! You would think that USPS would be just a bit picky about shipping missiles.

By Victor Morton - The Washington Times - Updated: 8:03 p.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2016

One of the most advanced U.S. missiles was unintentionally shipped to Cuba in 2014, according to a report Thursday evening in the Wall Street Journal.

Jan 07 14:32

Nurses Confession: Obamacare

Jan 07 09:58

What Congress Just Did To Obama Shows You Just How Bad Of A Start His Last Year Is Off To

Since 2010, Republicans in the Congress have talked about repealing Obamacare. Now, in what amounts to a symbolic move during an election year, Congress just passed a bill that repeals most of Obama’s signature health care law and defunds Planned Parenthood.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama will veto, and the backlash will hit Hillary this November!

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Jan 06 07:54

The House Is About To Execute A Big Move To Try And Defeat Obama

The political fight between congressional Republicans and the president will begin on Wednesday as Congress issues its final approval on a bill that repeals the Affordable Healthcare Act, known as ObamaCare, and strips money completely from Planned Parenthood.

Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk, who rode the Republican wave into office in 2012, said the bill will be sitting on President Barack Obama’s desk by the end of the week.

Jan 05 15:07

The Top 7 Reasons Why You Need a Second Passport

By Nick Giambruno

Before World War I, you didn’t need a passport for international travel.

People simply went wherever they wanted. In many cases, they didn’t need any kind of permission from a government agency.

Obviously, that’s not how it works today...

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Jan 05 10:20

HSBC let off over 'tax dodge' after another inquiry shelved: City watchdog faces fresh storm days after axing probe into fat cat banking culture

HSBC has been let off the hook over alleged tax-dodging – plunging the City watchdog into a fresh storm days after it scrapped a probe into the scandal-hit banking culture.

The bank’s Swiss private operation was accused of routinely helping super-rich clients avoid tax.

But it emerged last night the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has decided not to pursue formal action against it.

Jan 04 23:18

Islamophobia Rising: FBI Warns ‘Militia Extremists’ Are Targeting Muslims

Check out the FBI's Poster boy. Can you say Agent Provocateur and now Ammon Bundy's guard!

WASHINGTON — While the mainstream media showers attention on any crime with even the slightest hint of a connection to ISIS or other Muslim extremists, less attention is being paid to a growing number of threats against everyday Muslims in the United States despite the FBI raising the alarm.

The FBI issued an intelligence bulletin in May, warning that “militia extremists” are increasing their violent rhetoric against Muslims and even potentially making concrete plans to target them for violence. “The FBI makes these assessments with high confidence on the basis of a large body of source reporting generated mainly since 2013,” noted the bulletin.

Jan 04 20:51

Yelp Review:Bureau of Land Management

Yes! You can write your own review and let people know how you feel about BLM.
Be civil! And remember BLM without the L is just plain old BM!

With so few reviews, your opinion of Bureau of Land Management could be huge. Start your review today.
First to Review

The BLM police are the reason for this review. I'm sure their ineptitude can be attributed to the BLM as a whole, but the criminal thugs they enlist under the guise of federal police officers are the sole reason for this review......

Jan 04 19:42

US Government Pledges Citizen Assets And Labor For Additional Spending Video

Each one of us, including our children, are considered assets of the bankrupt United States which acts as the “Debtor in Possession.” We are designated by this government as human “resources” or human “capital“.

The creditors of the United States were getting nervous by the mid-1960?s. President Nixon had to collateralize more debt. He settled upon a plan to quietly set aside huge tracts of American land with their mineral rights in reserve to cover the outstanding debts.

Jan 04 19:37

America Foreclosed

A free society is, of necessity, a society in which the government must come to the people for its operating budget. A government that must depend on the people for its source of income is one that must listen to what the people and their representatives have to say. The United States was originally structured on the strict premise that the government be limited in land and resource ownership.

Jan 04 19:34

US Citizens & Their Property Collateral for US Debt

From the grave!

The Bankruptcy of The United States
United States Congressional Record, March 17, 1993
Vol. 33, page H-1303

The Speaker is Rep. James Traficant, Jr. (Ohio) addressing the House:

Jan 04 18:04

How BLM sells out America's land to foreign interests

"The hair on the back of my neck stood up when I was doing research for this and speaking to some of my contacts on Wall Street," Calvo said. "The BLM is part of the Department of the Interior, and look at what they have been doing? [sic] Through the BLM, the Department of the Interior has been confiscating land and going after land, for example, in the high desert in California and all over the place."

Calvo said some were telling him that the BLM was categorizing Bundy's land for future collateralization or to sell it outright.

"In the Weimar (Germany) hyperinflation, after the hyperinflation, what did they back their currency with? They backed it with mortgages and they backed it with land. This is a total possibility here in America, but here's the part that is more sinister and crazy," Calvo said. "The Department of the Interior and BLM have been providing sweetheart deals for Chinese investors. I have a laundry list of deals that have been approved just in the last year."

Jan 04 17:38

FLASHBACK: The Mining of Our Aquifers: As Long As BLM Can Make A Buck Who Cares If the Water Is Gone!

How could all of this happen? Believe it or not, the current law is the General Mining Law of 1872, which declares mining the best use of public land, gives miners access to that land for bargain-basement prices, and doesn’t mention cleanup.

Meanwhile, the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management is rounding up our wild horses with a vengeance because there’s “not enough water for them to drink.” (A horse only drinks about 10-15 gallons of water a day.)

Jan 04 08:50

Two more top banks getting away with paying NO corporation tax in the UK: Credit Suisse and Citigroup are latest to admit using previous losses to slash their bills

Two foreign investment banks with major businesses in Britain are paying no corporation tax, it emerged last night.

Citigroup and Credit Suisse disclosed in the past fortnight that their main British subsidiaries paid zero corporate income tax in 2014.

It means there are now seven foreign investment banks in London paying no corporation tax. They also include JP Morgan Chase, Nomura, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley.

They used huge losses from previous years – including fines and lawsuits – to slash their tax bills. The revelation follows the controversial decision by the Financial Conduct Authority to shelve plans to investigate pay and behaviour in the banking sector.

Jan 01 09:37

How the Super Rich Ruling Class Designed the IRS to Rob Everyone Else for Their Personal Gain

By Claire Bernish

While most of us are saddled with the burden of taxes, income tax, sales tax, etc., ad infinitum, the über-wealthy in the U.S. have essentially created their own I.R.S. — gaming the system so adeptly, it has essentially become their employee. But, wait, you might be thinking, those ultra-wealthy billionaires worked hard for those riches! Though that might certainly be true to an extent, how they’ve put the I.R.S. to work for them — manipulating the State to gain an advantage almost incomprehensible to most of us — makes these currency-movers and law-manipulators a special brand of leech...

Dec 30 21:17

Here's How Many People Fatally Overdosed On Marijuana Last Year

Kim Bellware Reporter, The Huffington Post

With marijuana now legal in some form throughout 23 states, the number of Americans who fatally overdosed on the drug last year was significant:

Dec 30 18:05

Shock Video: Cops Torture and Sodomize Man in Public for Rolling Through a Stop Sign

Lee County, FL — A video uploaded to Facebook shows a gang of cops from the Fort Myers Police Department and Lee County Sheriff’s Office brutally violating a man on the roadside, after pulling him over for a rolling stop.

Screams of agony can be heard echoing from the trees as the man’s arm is twisted almost to the breaking point and his rectum is invaded by the gloved hand of a drug war enforcer.

The cops can be heard saying, “Stop resisting! Just relax!” as the victim continues to scream and kick in pain.

Dec 30 14:25

Syria: It’s Not a Civil War and it Never Was

The weapons are foreign, the fighters are foreign, the agenda is foreign. As Syrian forces fight to wrest control of their country back and restore order within their borders, the myth of the “Syrian civil war” continues on.

Dec 30 11:24

IRS Employee Whose Job Was Assisting Victims Of Identity Theft Charged In $1 Million Identity Theft Tax Fraud

Federal officials today announced arrests and charges in a stolen identity tax-refund scheme believed to involve more than $1 million in false claims and run by an IRS employee who was supposed to be assisting taxpayers experiencing problems resulting from identity theft.

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Dec 29 08:20

Dem calls for temporary tax to pay for ISIS war

Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) is proposing a temporary surtax to pay for the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no such thing as a "temporary" tax in Washington DC. Once they get the tax, they keep it! Let the people who WANT war pay for it (and let their children die in it).

Dec 29 07:27

LOOK: This Billboard’s Message To Welfare Recipients Has Some Saying It Should Be ‘All Over America’

The sign is reminiscent of one of the display most seen at Tea Party rallies, one that insists “Taxed Enough Already!”

It is also an echo of another sign that made the rounds last year that read, “I used to be called a taxpayer, now I’m called a right-wing extremist.”

But when it comes to taxes and the welfare payments that too many today feel they should be used for, perhaps founding father Benjamin Franklin put it best.

“I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it,” Franklin wrote in 1766. “In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”

Dec 28 21:19

The Rise of Crony Capitalism and Corporate Welfare - Stefan Molyneux

why earn the money when buying politicians is cheaper and more likely to yield high returns?

Dec 25 08:03

A Stealth Default on Social Security

Wow, that’s brazen. They took “file and suspend” out back and shot it dead. No warning at all.

We figured this technique to maximize Social Security benefits would be safe at least until the next president took office and Social Security’s looming bankruptcy would be too big to ignore.

Instead, it wound up in the fine print of the “zombie budget” Congress and the White House agreed on last week.

So how did we get here?

Webmaster addition: See BILL CLINTON LOOTED SOCIAL SECURITY TO CREATE HIS FEDERAL BUDGET SURPLUS

Dec 24 06:21

The IRS can nix your right to travel: “They could revoke your passport on your honeymoon”

Never mind the fact that the IRS itself has been unconstitutionally taxing most Americans for the past century.

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Dec 23 09:45

Five top banks paid no UK corporation tax last year: JP Morgan and Bank of America among names using tax breaks and saying they have made loses to avoid huge bill

Five of the world’s biggest investment banks paid no corporation tax in the UK last year, despite making millions of pounds in profits.

JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank AG, Nomura Holding and Morgan Stanley all said their main British arms paid no corporation tax.

An analysis of figures filed by the banks showed they used tax breaks and losses generated during the financial crisis to reduce their bills.

Some paid no tax in the UK because they said they had made losses in London – while reporting profits in much smaller arms in lower-tax countries.

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Dec 20 19:10

Apple a tax avoider? That's total rubbish, rants boss Tim Cook as he claims it is 'not reasonable' for the tech giant to pay the full rate

Apple’s chief executive has said criticism over the company’s refusal to pay its taxes is ‘political c**p’.

Tim Cook said that is was not ‘reasonable’ for the tech giant to pay the full rate and claimed that outdated tax codes were the problem.

Cook said that he would not comply with the law like most other businesses and individuals have to - until it was overhauled.

Dec 20 19:04

Netflix is latest multi-million-pound global company that does not pay UK corporation tax despite generating £200m of revenue in Britain

It did, however, pay tax in Luxembourg last year totalling £573,396.

Figures obtained by The Sunday Times showed that its Dutch arm - Netflix International BV - had a net turnover of £415million and profits of £11.3million.

British customers, who typically pay £5.99 a month for the service are given contracts from Netflix BV.

This means that profits generated by Netflix International BV - which was Dutch-based until 2014 - included UK subscriptions.

In contrast, Netflix Services UK, the British arm of the firm, was given an income tax credit of £35,000.

Dec 18 14:09

1940: Fr. Charles Coughlin Reveals "The Federal Reserve Banking System is a privately owned corporation. It is not a Government owned corporation as some persons believe."

In the late 1930s, Catholic Priest Fr. Charles E. Coughlin of Michigan had one of the most popular weekly radio shows in the country. On April 7, 1940, Coughlin gave a scathing rebuke of the Federal Reserve, explaining how it 'thrives on misery' and is 'leading this country into chaos.' He begins "On December 23, 1913, 27 years ago - a Federal Reserve Act was approved by the Congress of the United States. This Act permitted bankers to establish a bankers' bank- or, to be more precise, 12 bankers' banks situated one in each regional division of the United States of America... In other words, the Federal Reserve Banking System is a privately owned corporation. It is not a Government owned corporation as some persons believe.

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