Posts Tagged ‘money’

IRS and Feds engaging in more prosecutorial criminality

March 8, 2015

Here’s another case of federal and IRS prosecutorial criminality.

He’s a creationist who is well-known among Christians who are interested in the topic. He was, in the opinion of m many, the most effective creationist speaker. His invitations to speak were many, he had years scheduled in advance. They sold the videos in DVDs but made clear that permission was granted to copy them, as long as they were given away, and they were download-able on the Internet.

The IRS put him away for 10 years claiming “structuring”. Structuring is when somebody follows the law but somebody at the IRS decides you’re trying to avoid the reporting requirements. They got the structuring laws passed by claiming it was a “tool” to go after drug traffickers.

There were other bogus charges and then the first thing the judge did after a request from prosecution was to ban the defense strategy. There were all kinds of things they also threw at him.

He had been denounced by a jealous Christian school director in the same town of Pensacola.

I just discovered that as the end of his sentence draws near, they have created more bogus charges to keep him in prison. The judge presiding –note this!– has banned all taking of notes, and has banned everyone from having a Bible open in the courtroom. I am not making this up.

Outside the courtroom after one session:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgaZFQrKBn4

Kent Hovind’s blog: http://www.kenthovindblog.com

https://www.facebook.com/drkenthovind

http://ytmp.blogspot.com

Forbes is reporting on it:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterjreilly/2014/10/29/government-coming-down-harder-on-kent-hovind/

Je ne suis pas Charlie Hebdo

January 16, 2015

If the attack on “Charlie Hebdo” was anti-semitic, so was a cartoon that one artist published in the Charlie Hebdo magazine a few years ago that got the artist fired.

After the magazine Hara-Kiri was shut down by the French government after satirizing the exaggerated mourning of De Gaulle two days after his funeral (1970!), the same people simply renamed it Charlie Hebdo and kept publishing.

You can call the attack on the kosher restaurant anti-semitic, but what do you call the blasphemous anti-Christian caricatures and the blatant anti-Islamic caricatures?

FREE SPEECH

In France there are “hate speech” laws that make Charlie Hebdo’s caricatures of Christians and Muslims illegal, but they are only enforced against “anti-semitism”.

Among the sea of the reported three million demonstrators for “free speech” with “Je suis Charlie” buttons (how could they print that many in only a week?), a policeman ordered one of them to remove his “Je suis Kouachi” button (the name of one of the killers).

Only 48 hours after people marched for “free speech” in the streets of Paris, France opened criminal proceedings against comedian Dieudonné for his speech they said was “defending terrorism”. This was only one of 54 new such cases for “condoning terrorism”.

In a land that imprisons you for expressing banned opinions (and facts too!), these heads of state stand with the leaders that imprison you for saying it out loud?

How long before they ban statements like “Jesus is the ONLY way to heaven”? They are already working on that by the way and they have already muzzled teachers in taxpayer/theft-funded government indoctrination centers even in the U.S.

How long before they warn cops to be on the lookout in America for dangerous people with “Ron Paul” bumper stickers on their cars? –Oh, they already did that! Five years ago!

And try to publish an ad in the States with pictures from Deir Yassin after the Irgun massacre of the entire town. You think anybody will publish it?

These “conservative” neo-cons, children of Trotskyite Communists, never want to cut back welfare programs, and they always want to keep the US in war. They are both programs designed to bankrupt the country’s economy and mold its culture into forming pliant obedient subjects.

Farming is the future, jury nullification, FDR knew, medicinal gardens, storm prep, how to wrap

December 20, 2014

JIM ROGERS

Farming is the future – Daily Bell interview with Jim Rogers

http://www.thedailybell.com/exclusive-interviews/35910/Anthony-Wile-Jim-Rogers-Choose-Farming-for-Your-Family-and-Finances/

…He says own land.. don’t own water because the politicians will take it from you..

…Gold under $1000, recommend buy..

…Economic collapse might come by the end of next year or 2016, but of course, I don’t know…

…North Korea

…Daily Bell: To what extent is FATCA playing a role now in impacting Americans’ abilities to do business anywhere in the world, from your experience?

…Jim Rogers: FATCA’s making it more and more difficult for Americans to do business around world – to do anything around world. When you have more and more capital controls, it obviously eventually causes problems. History’s full of examples of that. I told you we’re going to have more problems in currency markets in the next couple of years. That’s partly because of FATCA. Fewer and fewer Americans can easily move their money around. When you restrict capital flows, you also make it hard to do business. FATCA’s going to be part of the problem and make things worse. There are some places where I’ve had bank accounts a long time. They just called me up and said we love you but we’ve got to close you out because you’re an American. They’re places I’ve had accounts a long time, and I’ve always reported everything. It doesn’t matter, though. They just don’t want Americans anymore. Others won’t open accounts, as you know, so it’s certainly reducing the flow of capital around the world and it’s putting Americans at greater and greater disadvantage. –

…Daily Bell: How much is this is already contributing to the demise of the dollar?

…Jim Rogers: Unfortunately, this situation is threatening the rest of the world to come up with alternatives, which in the end are going to be bad for America and Americans. I don’t like saying this, but people are already trying to find ways to compete with the US dollar and the US banking system. This is only accelerating the process. If we stop being the world’s reserve currency we’re going to be in a serious, serious bind. This is just going to accelerate all that.

 

JURY NULLIFICATION

 http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/12/robert-wenzel/what-government-prosecutors-fear-most/

..Yeah, so now anything that might promote a jury nullification even if you exclude them all is not allowed..even if it’s evidence.. like showing that without a direct link to crime there is no crime

 

PREPOSTEROUS CLAIMS, TO HOLD ON TO ECONOMIC HEGEMONY

http://www.wired.com/2014/12/silk-road-judge-ulbricht-could-kill-witnesses/

 

 

 SMOKING GUN: FDR KNEW PEARL HARBOR WAS COMING

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2014/12/07/pearl-harbor-and-the-engineers-of-war/

Takeo Yoshikawa, the smoking gun that shows FDR knew what the Japanese were planning…

 

 

MEDICINAL GARDEN

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/12/no_author/grow-your-own-medicinal-garden/

.. including aloe vera, ginger, garlic, chamomile (german?) – antispasmodic—relaxes muscle tension and cramps),

Witch hazel, ginkgo, ginseng (siberian), goldenseal, licorice, peppermint, rosemary (help reduce stress and relieve headaches) (don’t take the essential oil internally), sage, st. john’s wort, thyme, tumeric…

 

 

STORMS: BE PREPARED

California unprepared for storms (like most Americans):
http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/12/no_author/are-most-americans-totally-unprepared/

Hurricane Sandy…Katrina new orleans… Power down one year leaves 90% of americans dead…

(My note: Mormons will probably do a lot better than 90%…)

 

 

 HOW TO WRAP A GIFT:

How to wrap a Christmas gift:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/virals/11289422/How-to-wrap-a-Christmas-gift-like-a-pro.html

 

 

GET STRONGER WITH DISORDER: 

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/12/03/beyond-sissy-resilience-on-becoming-antifragile/

amazon see:: Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto)

 

Reaction to “Conservative to Anarchist”; Me, Communist to Missionary to Anarchist

August 24, 2014

My reaction to Steve Patterson’s post, From Conservative to Anarchist:

http://steve-patterson.com/conservative-anarchist/

Back when I joined a “new religious movement” during the Jesus People thing in the 1960s, we got educated by the founders in the future consequences of bubble fiat dollars (“green paper pigs”–think inflated piggy bank balloon) and the stupidity of getting off a gold standard, and the way the rest of the world will also get punked for counting on the dollar. We were “dropped out” of “the system” and “turned on” to the truth.

Before that, in college, all that indoctrination turned me into a Communist because ever since LBJ invaded the Dominican Republic I remembered thinking about helping the poor and being “fair” and all that. But that led to being a sort of “syndicalist anarchist”, which sounds leftish but it also sounded right. My rationale then was: If you can’t trust people to govern themselves, you can’t trust them to govern anybody else. I didn’t have a clue what label that would have other than anarchist.

Then I discovered the way certain now well-known cliques and “secret societies” manipulate things, became minarchist finally, and through a Bible-discussion forum discovered Ron Paul when a fellow believer mentioned hanging Ron Paul banners over bridges. The rest is the same history as Steve’s.

This verse means so much more to me now:

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;–Isaiah 61:1

Taxes, Romans, and Romans 13

June 29, 2014

Romans 13 is a requirement for governments, not just subjects.

I think it was meant in the sense of Psalm 75:7:
But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another. Psalm 75:7
David prayed for protection against his enemies, even at the same time he was acknowledging that they are “thy servants”. God said Nebuccadnezzar was “my servant” to serve his purposes, not that ever law he promulgated was just.

Also, Paul was speaking in the present verb tense at the time of writing it, and apparently as a guideline. But note that Peter and John told the Sanhedrin they had to obey God and not man, and note too that Paul was later beheaded by the emperor, the state authorities, Peter was crucified, and John was boiled in oil and exiled.

And Jesus told the disciples to pay the taxes demanded (the Bible uses the more accurate term “tribute”, an extortion), not for some spiritual reason, but “lest we offend them”. Meaning pay the tax to keep them off your back so you can continue to do God’s work. And he did NOT pay that tax until he had to.

And lest we forget, remember what he did with the cheating, thieving, false-balance money changers. Where do you think Andrew Jackson got his epithet when he vetoed the central bank?

The Pope condemns inequality again, still does not offer to equalize himself

May 10, 2014

You can’t cure an infection by injecting flesh-eating bacteria, and you can’t solve inequality by legislating righteousness.

Jesus cared for the poor by feeding them, healing them, teaching them righteousness and diligence, by inspiring works of charity around the world, by the story of the Good Samaritan that resonates throughout the millenia and the world.

He didn’t care for the poor by getting the Romans to establish giveaways for the poor.

The Good Samaritan used HIS OWN money to help the victim in the road. He did NOT go and rob somebody else to use THEIR money to help the victim in the road.

Thou shalt not steal. (Oh, but they’re only rich if they stole it? Inequality is theft?) Good thinking, not. Government takes want it wants by force, by definition. And demagoguery by this first Jesuit Pope in history, same as the rest, is only exposed by the hypocrisy of it all:

https://trutherator.wordpress.com/2014/05/03/pope-condemns-inequality-praises-his-own-heirarchy/

Note that this Pope never ever condemns the thefts that his predecessors have committed over these hundreds of years. So many major riches gotten by the Inquisitors, condemning victims who committed the heinous crime of actually reading the Bible, and grabbing their riches, just like today’s confiscation laws used by law enforcers across the USA.

The silence of this Pope, this one more than any of them, for example, on using some of the untold BILLIONS in assets of the VATICAN to help the poor.

The only “violence” Jesus did was precisely when he saw the MONEY CHANGERS in the temple ROBBING the POOR by way of FRAUD.

IS THE POPE DEMANDING THAT THE MONEY CHANGERS OF THE CENTRAL BANKS OF THE WORLD STOP THEIR GRAND THEFT NATION LOOTING???!!!

This Pope’s administration did a dressing-down on that German bishop that was flaunting the rich man’s life. I wonder what he thinks as he walks through the halls of the Vatican, ponders all the Michelangelo art in their cathedrals in Rome, or considers the vast array of million-dollar art in their possession around the world, or when he looks at the Vatican income statement and the line items with their billions of investments around the world.

The Roman Catholic Church is one of the richest capitalist institutions in the entire world. It at least benefits from it, just like every other socialist institution in history.

No, he’s demanding more of it. Because when the rulers of this world (this Pope is one of them now) help the poor, they themselves do it with the loot of their theft. And the result has proven, over and over, that this does not work to help the poor, it just impoverishes everyone but the rulers.

Taxation is theft. That was the meaning of the plaque on Ron Paul’s desk, “Don’t steal, the government hates competition”.

 

Minimum wage

January 26, 2014

Henry Ford used a manufacturing technique that was relatively advanced for the manufacture of horseless carriages. This technology, like most such advances, allowed and even required a division of labor that dramatically increased the productivity of manufacture, and this in turn allowed for a dramatically lower price for the automobiles he made.

The combination of productivity enhancement (assembly line technology) and sales volume in a free market context (cheaper horseless carriages) combined to allow him to pay enough to hire the workers with the best work ethics.

Of course, being a pretty smart salesman and public relations brain, he made it sound like he paid his workers more to make himself richer. Yeah, right. He also sold you a Brooklyn Bridge. 1908 was also the time of the presidency of the most famous “progressive” president, and so the doublespeak was strong at the time.

Henry Ford only used the lying doublespeak of the left-fascists of the day to promote his car and make it sound more “affordable” than even the technology allowed.

It is no anomaly that South Korea has the 12th largest economy in the world, about FORTY times bigger than North Korea’s. North Korea allows ZERO “unfettered capitalism”. South Korea allows a lot more than the USSA. They started out at the same economic levels at the end of World War Two
http://www.indexmundi.com/factbook/compare/south-korea.north-korea/economy
..Those are numbers that the Keynesians hate and that’s why you never see them talking about it in the left-fascist news cartel sources.

Singapore has one of the lowest tax rates in the world and has the highest per-capita GDP in the world.

Hong Kong with its capitalist success and freedom for doing business (for both poor and rich), that Beijing decided to keep their economic regime (and a lot of the political freedom they had), and even opened more zones to replicate it.

Chile freed the market from a lot of its fetters and chains that had been imposed by the Marxist Allende, and has become the first and so far only Latin American country to join the club of developed nations.it is certainly the richest.

In fact as part of their legislative project to find a way to get free from so much poverty, Honduran legislators and officials invited business executives and government officials from Chile to Honduras to share what they’ve learned. They sent delegations to Hong Kong, Singapore, Chile, South Korea, to learn from their successes, and the special economic zone established by Abu Dhabi.

OF course they learned that you cannot decrease poverty by subsidizing it. You help the poor by letting them enjoy the fruits of their labor and you let them do business as they see fit on a level playing field, and eliminating the confusing maze of rules and regulations that keep them down.

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Perversity of Modern White-Collar Criminal Remedies (The Daily Bell)

January 12, 2014

The Daily Bell – Perversity of Modern White-Collar Criminal Remedies:
http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/34906/Perversity-of-Modern-White-Collar-Criminal-Remedies/

This is a fatal disconnect. Washington’s Blog and others seem to assume that if regulation is followed up by aggressive enforcement and incarceration, then honesty will increase and people will be better behaved. But so far as we can tell, it has never been proven to be the case that regulation and authoritarian enforcement cures wrongdoing. It is the history of empires to create a climate conducive to corruption. The corruption is then engaged by the very elements of empire that have nourished the corruption to begin with. Certainly there is wrongdoing aplenty. Here are just some of the recent improprieties by big banks, according to the article:

  • Laundering money for terrorists (the HSBC employee who blew the whistle on the banks’ money laundering for terrorists and drug cartels says that the giant bank is still laundering money, saying: “The public needs to know that money is still being funneled through HSBC to directly buy guns and bullets to kill our soldiers …. Banks financing … terrorists affects every single American.” He also said: “It is disgusting that our banks are STILL financing terror on 9/11 2013″.
  • Financing illegal arms deals, and funding the manufacture of cluster bombs and other arms which are banned in most of the world
  • Handling money for rogue military operations
  • Laundering money for drug cartels. Indeed, drug dealers kept the banking system afloat during the depths of the 2008 financial crisis). A whistleblower said: “America is losing the drug war because our banks are [still] financing the cartels”, and “Banks financing drug cartels … affects every single American”.
  • Engaging in mafia-style big-rigging fraud against local governments
  • Shaving money off of virtually every pension transaction they handled over the course of decades, stealing collectively billions of dollars from pensions worldwide.
  • Manipulating aluminum and copper prices.
  • Manipulating gold prices … on a daily basis.
  • Charging “storage fees” to store gold bullion … without even buying or storing any gold. And raiding allocated gold accounts.
  • Committing massive and pervasive fraud both when they initiated mortgage loans and when they foreclosed on them.
  • Pledging the same mortgage multiple times to different buyers. This would be like selling your car, and collecting money from 10 different buyers for the same car.
  • Cheating homeowners by gaming laws meant to protect people from unfair foreclosure.
  • Committing massive fraud in an $800 trillion dollar market which effects everything from mortgages, student loans, small business loans and city financing .
  • Manipulating the hundred trillion dollar derivatives market.
  • Engaging in insider trading of the most important financial information.
  • Pushing investments which they knew were terrible, and then betting against the same investments to make money for themselves.
  • Engaging in unlawful “frontrunning” to manipulate markets.
  • Engaging in unlawful “Wash Trades” to manipulate asset prices.
  • Manipulating corporate bonds through derivatives schemes.
  • Otherwise manipulating markets.
  • Charging veterans unlawful mortgage fees.
  • Helping the richest to illegally hide assets.
  • Cooking their books.
  • Bribing and bullying ratings agencies to inflate ratings on their risky investments.
  • Violently cracking down on peaceful protesters.

And yet … at least some of what is mentioned above is questionable from a criminal standpoint. Things like market manipulation, wash trades, frontrunning and other “crimes” are a function of a marketplace that has gotten too large and in which too many titanic firms trade. They simply can get away with more, and it is impossible to police much of what is taking place.

The solution is to reintroduce competition and let customers themselves sort out the “bad guys.” Unfortunately, regulations and judicial fiat make this almost impossible. The competitive market cannot perform its curative function. In its place we have regulatory democracy and occasional prosecutions.

The real problem is not “criminality” but bigness and most importantly state-enforced bigness. Let us ask: Where does this bigness come from? In fact, it comes from the state enforced immunity of corporate personhood. Wall Street firms, like large corporations everywhere, provide virtual immunity from consequences for those who manage them.

When one works for the state these days, one can use the threat of terrorism to repel accusations of almost any criminal or violent act while in Leviathan’s employment.

Similarly, corporate personhood inoculates those at the top of corporations from the consequences of their actions. They are usually not sued. They are certainly not jailed. The corporation itself – with its overflowing coffers – is subject to the “punishment.” And everyone moves on. –

 

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Aaron Task writes disinformation spin for the Fed

January 26, 2012

Here’s where his article appears at yahoo:

No, the Fed Does NOT ‘Print Money’: Just Explain It:

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/no-fed-does-not-print-money-just-explain-150433185.html

This is from the “Give Me A Break” Department.

In the third paragraph, the guy couldn’t help but let slip why they are publishing this article now, probably setting the stage for a bit of another illusionist’s deceit it their bag of tricks to save the rigging somebody apparently set up for the election.

All you guys who are in your first class of Economics and Finance They Never Taught You in School, who are asking “what somebody?”, either keep your dial tuned to this station, or, just simply Follow The Money!

Hey! When Ron Paul talks about “printing money“, everybody that supports him ALREADY KNOWS he’s talking about MONEY SUPPLY, not printing presses!

Here’s LOOKING AT YOU, AARON TASK! —AND YOU KNOW THIS!

In fact, Ron Paul took note during a congressional hearing once that the Fed has stopped publishing their estimates of what they call “M3 money supply” which Aaron Task knows is more what Ron Paul is talking about when he says “printing money”, saying they could not estimate the figure anymore with sufficient accuracy. Ron Paul rightly observed that it’s a good guess that their real reason is that Americans would be shocked at the figures.

All the manipulations that Mr. Task listed that the Fed does to control the real money supply, that is what they do.

BUT HERE IS WHAT AARON TASK DELIBERATELY LEFT OUT, because I think he knows a little more than he is explaining, so I will “just explain it”.

The Fed DOES put out dollars in circulation now with electronic entries authorities by the selected persons at the Fed, and Quantitative Easing is exactly what is meant by “printing money”, meaning putting dollars into the money supply (now mostly electronic transfers anyway), which has the same effect as printing press dollar production, only worse and faster.

If buyers around the world were not eating up all this cash by using it to buy Treasury Bonds and other means, the dollar would have crashed a long time ago.

The big money players around the world have lost confidence in the stability of the dollar, and the “full faith and credit of the United States” has lost its polish, and even the guys in charge of the American economy (the administration) and the guys in charge of manipulating our money (the Fed) and the central banks around the world, have said they need to study a transition to another worldwide currency.

But they are already married to the dollar, they have gobs and gobs of dollars, and they want to get their money’s worth, so they are riding out the dollar, this “green paper pig”, a  balloon they know is about to go bust, while they work out how to do it. And whatever deal they cut, we all know that what they have in mind is making Americans pay, the American economy. They may market it here in the USA as a “tax on the rich”, but they know it will be our blood, sweat and tears they will  require.

The only presidential candidate telling the truth to the American people about all this is of course RON PAUL. The detractors are committing big sins of omission, in what they are NOT saying, what they are hiding from you. (Here’s looking at YOU, Aaron Task).

And the truth is, that every increase in the money supply is grand theft larceny from the pockets of the poor and the middle class. That’s inflation, a word that does not do justice to the value it robs from the dollars the poor use to buy food and gasoline and pay rent. This is the kind of deceitful theft that the Bible calls a “false balance”. The “false balance” was what merchants of old used to cheat their customers, like pretending they were selling you a pound of wheat when the stone they used in the balance was actually lighter than a pound and the buyer was getting less that he was told.

Proverbs 11:1 “A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.” (Proverbs 11:1).

John 8:32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

 

Spirit Airlines leads protest against government requirement to hide taxes in your air fares

January 25, 2012

My question:Where are the other airlines? Why are they missing in action? AWOL, because we expect them to speak up for themselves AND FOR THE LITTLE GUY.

http://consumerist.com/2012/01/spirit-airlines-says-that-posting-full-airfares-is-governments-way-of-hiding-taxes.html

That’s why the VAT tax is so bad, too. The buyer doesn’t know how much of that price retail is taxes that the consumer himself is paying. Note: meaning it’s a way for some “liberal” countries to tax the poor by stealth.

It’s the same kind of idea as the new requirements on airlines, a tax on each step of the manufacturing process, where the final retail price includes all the taxes but unlike the sales tax, there’s no way the retailer usually knows how much is tax.

 For a brief few weeks at least here in Miami, one could see a sticker at the gasoline pump that said so-and-so percent of your price goes to federal, state and local taxes. It didn’t last, they probably made that illegal too. But it’s a LOT of taxes that get paid out of your fill up.

 Another stealth tax, more insidious maybe than just requiring airlines to hide the tax, is inflation. Until recently most people haven’t thought about it.

When the central bank in Honduras  –or the Federal Reserve in the USA– adds money to the money supply in circulation, it means more money chasing after the same production of goods and services. They increase it by lowering interest rates, or sometimes by just rolling out the “printing presses”, like the Fed did with QE1 and QE2. Of course it’s electronic entries nowadays. And as part of TARP, the Fed created more supply for Europe, as exposed when Congress finally forced the Fed to tell who they gave money to.

But the “member banks” get the first dibs on “new money“, presumably it works that way in Honduras too. Their biggest and best clients get it next, and so on. It’s “trickle down inflation” where the prices are driven up but the CONNECTED rich get it first, the ones with their buddies in power and in the central banks. Prices go up before the poor see any of the extra new money, so when they go to the store their money buys less.

It’s a devaluation of the money right out of the pockets of the poor and middle class, it’s grand theft larceny, and it’s also a hidden tax. Government gets to look good with programs for the poor that they finance by robbing them by devaluation of their money.

That’s why the famous old saying “Give me control over a nation’s currency and I care not who sits on the throne”.


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