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Jul 23 16:40

This City Just Refused To Foot The Bill For Obama’s Upcoming Visit

Barack Obama recently hit a roadblock in his ongoing campaign to attend fundraisers across the nation. Upon announcing his intention to hobnob with supporters in Medina, Wash. earlier this week, city leaders explained that they will not force local taxpayers to pay for the associated expenses of his visit.

Jul 23 16:25

Justice Department appears 'knee deep' in IRS targeting scandal

A congressional committee chairman released a report on Tuesday that appears to further question the identity of who triggered the IRS investigation into conservative groups when testimony from the number-two man at the U.S. Justice Department appeared to have contradicted the previously released information by the Internal Revenue Service. Lawmakers now believe the Justice Department is knee deep in the growing scandal.

Jul 23 11:30

City refuses to pay for Obama’s fundraising visit

The city of Medina, Wash. says it won’t be paying for President Obama’s Tuesday evening fundraising visit.According to Medina City Manager Mike Sauerwein, prior presidential visits have cost local residents as much as $35,000

Jul 23 11:13

Lois Lerner’s hard drive was merely ‘scratched’ and data was ‘recoverable’, find IRS targeting scheme investigators

Investigators for a House committee learned yesterday that ex-Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner’s hard drive was merely ‘scratched’ and data was not ‘unrecoverable,’ as previously claimed by the IRS.

Jul 23 10:15

The Federal Reserve Cartel: The Freemason BUS & the House of Rothschild

In 1789 Alexander Hamilton became the first Treasury Secretary of the United States. Hamilton was one of many Founding Fathers who were Freemasons. He had close relations with the Rothschild family which owns the Bank of England and leads the European Freemason movement. With Rothschild financing Alexander Hamilton founded two New York banks, including Bank of New York.

Jul 23 05:27

IRS employee charged with identity theft

A former IRS employee in Central California was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stealing the identities of her co-workers and opening credit card accounts to go on shopping sprees with friends, federal prosecutors said.

Viririana Hernandez, a 30-year-old Fresno County woman, and three of her friends stole $1.2 million from 160 people, many IRS employees, U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner said. In a 15-page indictment, prosecutors say the four bought home goods, jewelry and clothes. They created credit cards under others' names and bought gift cards to continue their crimes without detection, prosecutors said.

An attorney representing Hernandez could not immediately be reached.

A grand jury indicted the four Fresno County residents on 23 counts, charging them with conspiracy, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. The others named in court papers are Roberto Martinez, 33; Lilliana Gonzalez, 32; and Daniel Miranda, 25.

Jul 22 11:30

Obamacare hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue

President Barack Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.

A divided court panel in Washington called into question the subsidies that help millions of low- and middle-income people pay their premiums, saying financial aid can be paid only in states that have set up their own insurance markets, or exchanges.

About 100 miles to the south in Richmond, Virginia, another appeals court panel unanimously came to the opposite conclusion, ruling that the Internal Revenue Service correctly interpreted the will of Congress when it issued regulations allowing consumers in all 50 states to purchase subsidized coverage.

The White House immediately declared that policyholders will keep getting financial aid as the administration sorts out the legal implications.

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Jul 22 09:12

BREAKING: Obamacare dealt massive setback by federal appeals court

Millions of Americans are not entitled to government health insurance subsidies under Obamacare because of the way the law is written, a divided three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

In a decision that could blow a massive hold in President Obama’s signature domestic achievement, the court held that people living in states that relied on the federal government to set up their insurance market exchanges cannot offer the subsidies considered critical to making coverage affordable.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the administration used an IRS rule to stretch the meaning of the Affordable Care Act, which said financial aid to to low- and middle-income people should only flow to exchanges “established by the State.” If that means only state-run exchanges, it would cut off subsidies to two-thirds of the nation.

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Jul 22 07:53

IRS seeks help destroying another 3,200 hard drives

Days after IRS officials said in a sworn statement that former top agency employee Lois G. Lerner’s computer memory had been wiped clean, the agency put out word to contractors Monday that it needs help to destroy at least another 3,200 hard drives.

The Internal Revenue Service solicitation for “media destruction” services reflects an otherwise routine job to protect sensitive taxpayer information, but it was made while the agency’s record destruction practices remain under a sharp congressional spotlight.

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Jul 22 04:04

The Stealing of America by the Cops, the Courts, the Corporations and Congress

Call it what you will—taxes, penalties, fees, fines, regulations, tariffs, tickets, permits, surcharges, tolls, asset forfeitures, foreclosures, etc.—but the only word that truly describes the constant bilking of the American taxpayer by the government and its corporate partners is theft.

We’re operating in a topsy-turvy Sherwood Forest where instead of Robin Hood and his merry band of thieves stealing from the rich to feed the poor, you’ve got the government and its merry band of corporate thieves stealing from the poor to fatten the wallets of the rich. In this way, the poor get poorer and the rich get richer. All the while, the American Dream of peace, prosperity, and liberty has turned into a nightmare of endless wars, debilitating debt, and outright tyranny.

Jul 21 11:40

BS ALERT! IRS Reports EVEN MORE Computer Crashes!

The new round of computer crash victims includes David Fish, who routinely corresponded with Lois Lerner, as well as Lerner subordinate Andy Megosh, Lerner’s technical adviser Justin Lowe, and Cincinnati-based agent Kimberly Kitchens.

Jul 21 10:54

Bombshell: Tax Exempt Status Granted to Terrorists & Enemies of the US by Lois Lerner Under Bush & Obama

Enemies of the United States should clearly not have tax exempt status. The problem is that said groups have been receiving such status for decades. Yet, Republicans – as well as attorneys for Tea Party groups harmed by the IRS – continue to ignore it. What is even more disgusting is that the Republican Party also gave Muslim terrorist fronts groups complete legitimacy.

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The most likely explanation is that these "Muslim" groups are fronts for CIA and Mossad.

Jul 21 04:56

Whistleblower: IRS in cahoots with NSA

One of the architects of the National Security Agency’s eavesdropping technology told a radio host today the Internal Revenue Service, or IRS, has “direct access” to the NSA’s domestic spying data and was likely using it to target the tea party.

NSA whistleblower William Binney was being interviewed on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York’s 970 AM The Answer when he disclosed the startling revelation.

“For example,” Binney said in response to a question on how the NSA can use data and metadata to identify potential threats, “if you started to communicate with people involved in the tea party … and [the NSA] saw you were talking to somebody who was involved in setting up 501(c)3s, then they could alert the IRS to target you if you came in with a request.”

Jul 21 04:29

New York proposes licence for Bitcoin trading

New York State has become one of the first jurisdictions in the world to propose explicit licenses for companies wanting to carry out business in bitcoin.

The proposal, known as the "BitLicence" would require businesses to keep records of the identities and real-world addresses of their customers, to actively keep an eye out for illegal activity, and to always have in its possession the amount of bitcoin that is owed to its customers.

For some members of the bitcoin community, the proposals are what they've been waiting for, the first step in turning the currency from an unregulated wild-west into a mature, respectable area of commerce.

Jul 20 13:32

This grandpa has had enough of police killing people *Video*

ANGRY GRANDPA EPITOMIZES THE ANGER THAT SO MUCH OF AMERICA HAS TODAY

Jul 20 07:27

Littoral Combat Ship Will Be Modified, If Not Replaced

After authorizing construction of at least 20 littoral combat ships, the Navy may soon dramatically change course on its decade-long, multi-billion dollar experiment to build a relatively inexpensive surface combatant.

The LCS program has suffered severe criticism for being under-gunned and thin-skinned, outstripping cost estimates and experiencing performance issues on initial deployments. It has also enjoyed a dogged defense by both uniformed and civilian Navy officials.

But in April the Navy released two requests for information for technologies to improve LCS designs or replace them outright. The first asked for existing, mature design concepts for totally new ships. The second solicited systems and technologies at the component level that could be readily included in future ships.

Jul 20 05:56

Lost bodies, wasted money: Inside NYC’s Medical Examiner’s Office

The city Medical Examiner’s Office is a mess — plagued with errors, including bodies being lost, mistakenly cremated or wrongly donated to science — while millions of taxpayer dollars have been spent on plans and equipment useful only in a mass disaster.

The office has received $19.6 million in federal Homeland Security grants since 2005, The Post has learned.

But it refuses to detail how it has spent the funds and has failed to release any records, violating a Post request submitted under the Freedom of Information Law last August.

Documents from the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services provide a limited look at the spending, and it suggests most of the funds were wasted.

Jul 18 14:30

OECD Fears Middle Class Civil Unrest Is Coming

The argument now is the middle class civil unrest they know is coming is simply because they have not confiscated the wealth of the investors they call the financial elites. So if you invest and make any money, you are the new financial elites – sorry it is anyone who now invests

Jul 18 08:39

Foreclosure: Uniform Commercial Code Law Conference Addresses Homeowner Super Pac; Atty Wendy Alison Nora and More.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Alina Virani, KingCast and Mortgage Movies Watch Homeowners' Super Pac, Seattle's Rolling Rebellion, Attorneys, Politicians and Citizens Square off Against the Banksters' Uniform Law "Reform" Conference.

Yessir, Karen Pooley, Yours Truly and several other dedicated people actually participated and were acknowledged by ULC's William Breetz as he stated that the conference welcomed homeowner and protestors' concerns. I am hear to help assure that his words amount to something more than mere promises. Video forthcoming.

The short (local) version of this video is here.
Deadly Clear website link is here.
HuffPo's Joel Sucher's coverage is here.

Jul 17 07:40

Tax Office sued for $6m after allegedly ruining a man's life

The Tax Office, in its legal defence, says Mr Kurzer’s case is weak and that he will be unable to prove the Tax Office owed him a duty of care, but declined on Wednesday to publicly to discuss the case.

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In plain English, the Tax Office is saying they are not under any real obligation to get things right.

Jul 17 05:53

Comparing Road, Bridge Quality by State

The nation’s infrastructure is a key priority for President Barack Obama this week, as Congress debates whether, and for how long, to fund the Highway Trust Fund — the federal program that disburses gas taxes to states for road and mass transit construction projects.

A construction project along Interstate 95 —Getty Images
Federal transportation officials have warned the fund could become insolvent within weeks, potentially delaying ongoing repair and construction efforts across the country. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, for example, recently sent letters to states warning their funding is in jeopardy.

Jul 16 05:10

House will slash IRS budget over Lois Lerner targeting scandal

Monday night, the House approved three amendments to slash more than $1 billion in funding to the IRS, cheered by Republicans as retribution for the scandal in which the agency allegedly targeted conservative political groups.
The House is considering the Financial Services Appropriations bill for 2015, which includes funding for the beleaguered agency. Funding for the IRS actually increased for fiscal year 2014, to $11.3 billion from the sequestration-reduced $11.2 billion in 2013.

If Monday's three amendments are passed into law, this year's $10.95 billion appropriation would fall to $9.8 billion, with the savings going to deficit reduction.

"The IRS has been targeting American taxpayers based on their political beliefs for the past four or five years," said Rep. Bill Huizenga, whose amendment to chop a whopping $788 million from the IRS's budget was approved by voice vote.

Jul 15 16:14

Impact of Bedroom Tax revealed: 59% in arrears and less than 5% in smaller properties

The devastating impact of the Bedroom Tax has been laid bare in a report sneaked out by the Government today.

A study found 59% of those hit by the tax – 300,000 tenants – are in rent arrears.

And only 4.5% of the 570,000 victims of the hated tax have moved to a smaller property.

Jul 15 06:04

Is the IRS scandal the ultimate test of the Constitution's checks and balances?

Two federal judges acting within 24 hours of each other last Thursday and Friday served notice on the IRS that it's time to pay up.

In doing so, U.S. District Court Judges Emmet G.Sullivan and Reggie Walton have set up what may prove to be the ultimate test of the Constitution's checks and balances system.

Jul 15 05:50

U.S. Drug Firms Seek Inversion Deals to Evade Taxes

Updated, 7:42 p.m. | Health care companies, like many big American corporations, have a long list of complaints: regulation, global competition and, chief of all, taxes.

But increasingly, drug makers and medical device companies have found a way to self-medicate.

By buying a smaller overseas competitor and reincorporating abroad — a maneuver called inversion — health care companies are extricating themselves from the American tax regimen. Their new international domiciles also give companies easier access to overseas cash and make additional inversions more attractive.

Though nothing about the industry makes it more suitable for inversions than, say, food or technology, a number of factors have combined to make health care the focus of the inversion wave that is sweeping corporate America and annoying regulators in Washington.

Jul 14 15:27

Federal Tax Revenues Set Record Through June; Feds Still Running $385.8B Deficit

Federal tax revenues continue to run at a record pace (in inflation-adjusted dollars) in fiscal 2014, as the federal government’s total receipts for the fiscal year closed June at an unprecedented $2,258,565,000,000 according to the Monthly Treasury Statement.

Jul 14 09:43

A secret no more: CIA hit with Michigan tax liens

The state Treasury Department has filed three tax liens against the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency for failure to pay more than $20,000 in withholding tax on behalf of people it employs in Michigan.

The liens involve failure to pay 10 assessments between March 2011 and December 2013. The liens were recorded in increments of $2,735 in February 2012, $11,066 in June 2012 and $7,041 in March 2014.

An agency employee who declined to identify herself said she could not discuss the tax debt by phone on Friday and invited the State Journal to fill out a questionnaire on the CIA website or to write a letter to the agency’s Public Affairs Office. On Monday, CIA employee Molly Hale said in an email the State Journal’s query was forwarded to its media department.

Jul 14 05:54

Fliers to pay higher TSA fee to help pay down deficit

The so-called Sept. 11 security fee that was intended to fund the Transportation Security Administration is about to increase. The TSA, however, says it won’t necessarily benefit from the extra revenue.

The fee hike could increase the cost of air travel by as little as 60 cents or as much as $22.40 or more, depending on the number of layovers and length of the stops.

TSA critics and the airlines are fuming about the hike.

Jul 13 10:34

Crowdsourcing Our Way Out Of the Crisis of Democracy

The Declaration of Independence proclaims that when a government does not support the rights and needs of the people, then “it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

Jul 12 19:39

Two Federal Judges Lay Smackdown on IRS Over "Lost" Emails

Two federal judges aren't buying "the dog ate my emails" bs story the IRS is trying to sell.

Finally, we might be getting somewhere with this ridiculous scandal. Congress has been working on this for a year without much success, but on Thursday and Friday, the two U.S. District court judges ordered the IRS to start providing some answers.

Jul 11 09:42

Bradburn v. ReconTrust and Same Old Robo Signers Rear Their Ugly Head in U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Tacoma, Washington

Friday, July 11, 2014

KingCast and Mortgage Movies Interviews Jeanmarie Mason as Bradburn v. ReconTrust Rears its Ugly Head in Washington Bankruptcy Court

I see a homeowner in Bankruptcy Court facing the same issues countenanced in Bradburn v. ReconTrust (watch the courtroom video here), with G. Hernandez and Leticia Quintana holding down a lot of jobs. Their parents must be proud.

Jul 10 18:20

Federal judge orders IRS to explain lost emails

Sullivan issued the order as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by Judicial Watch

Jul 10 14:19

American tax-payers to support Zionist killers

An Israeli group (called "Honenu") is collecting money in the U.S. to support Israelis charged with or convicted of violence against Palestinians.

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Jul 10 14:17

American tax-payers to support Zionist killers

An Israeli group (called "Honenu") is collecting money in the U.S. to support Israelis charged with or convicted of violence against Palestinians.

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Jul 10 10:06

IRS's 17% Error Rate in Processing Amended Tax Returns Caused $2.1 Billion of Erroneous Tax Refunds

The IRS received more than 4 million amended tax returns in Fiscal Year 2012. This audit was initiated because previous TIGTA audits have identified problems with IRS processes for verifying claims on amended tax returns. The objective of this review was to determine whether the IRS has controls in place to ensure that claims for refunds on amended tax returns are appropriate. ...

TIGTA’s review of a statistical sample of 259 amended tax returns claiming tax refunds of $500 or more in Fiscal Year 2012 identified 44 (17 percent) tax returns for which the IRS issued potentially erroneous tax refunds totaling $103,270. Based on the sample results, TIGTA estimates the IRS may have issued more than $439 million in potentially erroneous tax refunds claimed on 187,421 amended returns in Fiscal Year 2012. As such, the IRS could issue more than $2.1 billion in potentially erroneous tax refunds claimed on amended tax returns over the next five years.

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The reason there are so many errors by the IRS is that the tax code is very complicated, the result off too many loopholes passed for the very rich and because the whole system is intentionally obfuscated so that ordinary citizens cannot figure out that it is a scam.

Jul 10 09:48

IRS worker suspended for pro-Obama activities

An IRS employee was suspended for 100 days for using his job at the agency’s help line to try to convince callers to vote for President Obama, a government watchdog agency announced Thursday.

The employee, whose name wasn’t mentioned in the announcement from the Office of Special Counsel, admitted to using his job for political purposes and agreed to the settlement that involved a 100-day suspension.

Jul 10 09:00

US Government Gives $100 BILLION in Improper Payments Every Year

In news that probably won't surprise anyone, the government has revealed that it makes roughly $100 billion in improper payments to people who may not be entitled to them - every YEAR.

The improper payments came in the forms of tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.

In 2013, improper payments totaled approximately $106 billion - and experts say that figure could actually be higher. Rep. John Mica, R-Fla, chairs the House Oversight subcommittee on government operations. He told the AP the amounts are "staggering".

Jul 10 06:26

Americans Have Spent Enough Money On A Broken Plane To Buy Every Homeless Person A Mansion

Just days before its international debut at an airshow in the United Kingdom, the entire fleet of the Pentagon’s next generation fighter plane — known as the F-35 II Lightning, or the Joint Strike Fighter — has been grounded, highlighting just what a boondoggle the project has been. With the vast amounts spent so far on the aircraft, the United States could have worked wonders, including providing every homeless person in the U.S. a $600,000 home.

Jul 10 05:58

Emails Point to IRS Officials Using Instant Messages

WASHINGTON—Lawmakers investigating the Internal Revenue Service's treatment of conservative groups released new emails Wednesday suggesting that top IRS officials communicated through an instant-messaging system that wasn't routinely archived.

The revelation adds to lawmakers' concerns about the agency's handling of documents related to their inquiry into the IRS's alleged targeting of conservative tea-party groups for burdensome scrutiny as they sought tax-exempt status.

Republicans already have criticized the IRS for losing about two years' worth of emails that could be important to the probe, largely because a computer hard drive belonging to a former top IRS official, Lois Lerner, crashed in mid-2011. Backup tapes storing the messages were routinely reused after six months.

The latest emails suggest that IRS officials used a separate instant-messaging system whose contents also weren't preserved.

Jul 10 02:18

Lerner warned IRS employees to hide information from Congress

Just as the IRS tea party targeting scandal was erupting, Lois G. Lerner warned colleagues to “be cautious” about what information they put in emails because it could end up being turned over to Congress, according to an email message released Wednesday.

Jul 09 16:00

Corporate Tax Behavior So Bad Even Fortune Magazine Can’t Stomach It

These are companies that even a top cheerleader for the corporate class can’t bring itself to defend.

Jul 09 11:31

Think Tank Proposes $3.3 Trillion Tax Hike

America is undertaxed, and the result is underfunding of public investments that would improve our economy and the overall welfare of Americans. Fortunately, Congress has several straightforward policy options to raise revenue, mostly by closing or limiting loopholes and special subsidies imbedded in the tax code that benefit wealthy individuals and profitable businesses.

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BULL BISCUITS! America is taxed to the point of paralysis! This think tank is operating from the mindset that all problems are solved by taking more away from the people, apparently clueless that We The People cannot pay these higher taxes in an age where wages and salaries are being hammered into the ground and 90 million Americans cannot find a job at all!

It must be nice living in a little bubble of fantasy where you make huge bucks for fairy-tale solutions to real-world problems!

Jul 08 14:18

Spain to tax bank deposits

Jul 08 10:26

Seattle Lawyers and Citizens to Protest Commercial Code Uniform Law Changes that Help Banks Foreclose


Monday, July 7, 2014

Alina Virani, KingCast and Mortgage Movies Watch Seattle's Rolling Rebellion, Attorneys, Politicians and Citizens Square off Against the Banksters' Uniform Law "Reform" Conference.

Jul 08 09:33

Now taxman wants to trawl a YEAR of your bank statements under powers to raid bank accounts goes for unpaid tax

The taxman wants to be given access to 12 months of personal spending under new powers to raid bank accounts for thousands of pounds.

MPs said they were ‘horrified’ by the plans which they claimed would go against the 800-year-old Magna Carta charter.

Bosses from HM Revenue and Customs were savaged by the Treasury select committee for demanding the power to dip into private bank accounts to recoup less than £100million-a-year.

Jul 08 09:02

Halbig v. Burwell: The next big Obamacare case

In brief, these cases claim the IRS has exceeded its statutory authority in authorizing tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies on federal exchanges because the PPACA only authorizes tax credits for the purchase of insurance on an exchange “established by the State under Section 1311.” Section 1311 instructs states to create exchanges. Federal exchanges are established under Section 1321 of the Act.

At one level these cases present a straightforward statutory interpretation question. The text is clear and does not contradict any other provisions in the Act. That would seem to settle the matter.

Jul 07 21:02

Obamacare faces another court threat — and this one could be fatal

The threats to Obamacare just keep on coming……

A case before the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia may determine the Affordable Care Act was written in such a way that it prevents the federal government’s HealthCare.gov web site from offering subsidies.

Now such a ruling would have a long way to go before it actually would become enacted — and a lot of legal hoops would have to be jumped through — but such a finding could be a show-stopper for Obamacare. More than 5 million of the 8 million who signed up for Obamacare through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ web site would thus not be eligible for tax credits. Most, presumably, would fall off the rolls of the insured.

Jul 07 12:15

Century of Enslavement: History of The Federal Reserve (VIDEO)

What is the Federal Reserve system? How did it come into existence? Is it part of the federal government? How does it create money? Why is the public kept in the dark about these important matters? In this feature-length documentary film, The Corbett Report explores these important question and pulls back the curtain on America’s central bank.

Jul 07 10:35

How Badly You Have Been Screwed

You should have 170% of the standard of living you obtained in 1980 from one hour of labor. -- Let me ask: Do you?

Jul 07 09:36

Wells Fargo, in Bad Faith Mediation, Fights Brain-Injured Homeowner on Loan Mod.

Unreal.

Monday, July 7, 2014

KingCast and Mortgage Movies See RCW 61.24.163 Bad Faith Wells Fargo Fight Homeowner on Modification of Predatory Mortgage.

Here's your back story from 2013 citing the Corvello and Wigod cases. An excerpt from catastrophic brain injury survivor Jane Mair to Wells Fargo. Keep in mind I helped Ms. Mair obtain her Mortgage Mod with BoA on another home, so it's time for Wells Fargo to follow suit or be sued:

Stop it. You got bailed out by government after engaging in fraudulent and other bad conduct, but you won’t deal with me and give me any help when you know I have a predatory loan and I am a catastrophic brain injury survivor.

Jul 06 09:55

Washington Senate Candidate Michelle Darnell Accepts Alternative Currency and Fights for Homeowners


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Michelle Darnell Washington Dist 48 Candidate for Senate at Kirkland Fourth of July Parade.

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In a King5 story this week, Michelle Darnell comments on the underuse of Mediation for underwater and foreclosure homeowners in the Mediation Fairness Program RCW 61.24.163.

From the story:

Michelle Darnell · Paralegal at Stafne Trumbull, LLC
As someone who has been working in foreclosure defense for several years, I am in support of the efforts made to respond to the foreclosure crisis in WA and specifically the WA FFA. However, I have been intimately involved in several mediations and believe the law and program fall significantly short of truly helping homeowners.

Jul 06 08:14

Sheriff, feds: Rancher must be held accountable

The American People: Sheriff and Feds Must be held accountable for violating their Constitutional oaths and criminal acts against the Bundy family and all other Americans!

RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they agree with a Nevada sheriff's position that rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable for his role in an April standoff between his supporters and the federal agency.

Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie said Bundy crossed the line when he allowed states' rights supporters, including self-proclaimed militia members, onto his property to aim guns at police.

Jul 05 13:00

Central Bank Official: Digital currencies could ‘challenge sovereignty’ and government finances

A senior Central Bank official has warned that virtual and digital currencies have the potential to challenge the sovereignty of states. Gareth Murphy was this afternoon addressing Bitfin 2014, a conference on digital money in Dublin. Mr Murphy said rivals to national legal tender pose challenges to central banks’ ability to influence the price of credit for the whole economy.

Jul 05 07:29

High-Level Departures Roil IRS's International Division

At a time of unprecedented attempts to thwart tax avoidance with FATCA and BEPS, and controversy swirling over the rush of U.S. corporations to use inversions to reduce their U.S. tax exposure, the IRS's Large Business & International Division has been stung by the sudden departures of several key people:

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Rats -> sinking ship

Jul 05 07:25

Fury at Apple's £11million tax bill on £10billion sales: MPs accuse electronic giant of 'less than honest' behaviour

Apple faced fury last night after it was revealed that it paid just £11.4million in British corporation tax last year – despite sales of a record £10.5billion.

The US technology giant rakes in billions selling its high-end gadgets but funnels its sales through Ireland to minimise its UK tax bill.

Yesterday MPs said the practice, which is also used by Google, was ‘less than honest’ and called on the company to pay more.

Last year, Apple was hauled in front of the US Senate to account for its American tax affairs. It has even been criticised by its own shareholders for hoarding £87billion in offshore accounts – again to avoid tax.

Jul 04 15:54

Declaration of the People 2014

We the People have grown accustomed to a government that grows more tyrannical every day. We accept overreaches of our government, breaches of the Constitution, and the decaying of our values because they are not gross in comparison to the last overreach, breach, or decay. Progressives love to be called progressives because they wear their strategy on their name tag and no one seems to notice. It is time we pay attention to what is happening.

Jul 04 12:19

U.S. tax crackdown driving more expats living in Canada to renounce citizenship

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Let's all renounce our citizenship. That would make us all illegal aliens and therefore entitled to all that free stuff! :)

Jul 04 11:53

The Tiny Dot

Jul 04 07:18

Congress No Longer Required to Report Expensive Trips Paid

One of the awesome things about being a member of Congress is that lobbyists are constantly trying to buy your attention. But one of the not-so-awesome things about being a member of Congress is that you have to report these free gifts on your annual financial disclosure form, which makes it look like, well, a company has bought your attention. Thankfully, this won’t be a problem for congressmen and women anymore:

Jul 03 13:46

The IRS Has Unleashed a Massive New Regulation

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act - FATCA - took effect July 1

Jul 03 08:24

World Bank and UN carbon offset scheme 'complicit' in genocidal land grabs

Plight of Kenya's indigenous Sengwer shows carbon offsets are empowering corporate recolonisation of the South

Jul 01 11:47

IRS scandal: Lawmakers fiercely demand Holder appoint special prosecutor

After many months of stonewalled investigations, "missing" subpoenaed emails, partisan bickering and uncooperative witnesses, House of Representatives chairmen from two congressional committees officially demanded on Monday that Attorney General Eric Holder appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) targeting of conservative organizations and the subsequent cover-up perpetrated by IRS staff members.

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"When HELL freezes over and not one second before!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jun 26 10:10

Johnnie M. Walters, Ex-I.R.S. Chief, Dies at 94

Johnnie M. Walters, a commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service under President Richard M. Nixon who left office after refusing to prosecute people on Nixon’s notorious “enemies list,” died on Tuesday at his home in Greenville, S.C. He was 94.

Jun 26 09:38

Feds Spent $4.8 Billion on Obamacare Exchanges So Far

The federal government has spent nearly $5 billion to establish federal and state exchanges for Obamacare, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

The funding was provided by a section of the Affordable Care Act that allowed for “indefinite” funding at the discretion of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).

“The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is incurring significant administrative costs to support [federally-facilitated exchanges] FFE operations,” the report, which was released earlier this month, said.

Jun 26 06:52

IRS’s Lerner sought tax audit of Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley over his wife’s free meal

Lois G. Lerner, the woman at the center of the Internal Revenue Service’s tea party targeting scandal, tried to get her agency to conduct an audit involving a sitting U.S. senator, according to emails released Wednesday by the House Ways and Means Committee.

Ms. Lerner suggested that the IRS look into whether it was wrong for a group to pay for Sen. Chuck Grassley’s wife to attend an event where he was slated to speak. Her suggestion was shot down by another IRS employee who said the arrangement appeared to be legal.

But the email chain, which was turned over to Congress as part of its investigation, raises more questions about Ms. Lerner.

“At every turn, Lerner was using the IRS as a tool for political purposes in defiance of taxpayer rights,” said Rep. Dave Camp, Michigan Republican and chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.

Jun 26 06:48

The Massive Tax Increase Hidden Inside Obamacare

he ACA ... is full of implicit taxes. Many of them have remained hidden in the "fog of controversy" surrounding the law and their effects excluded from economic analyses of it.

Jun 26 06:24

SR 287 Trey Gowdy Stuns IRS Chief

Jun 25 09:18

The great global warming swindle - Full version

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The carbonazis are out in full force screaming about the need for a carbon tax, and have been chasing me all over the net screaming insults at me as hard as they can. As of right now, Raw Story is preventing me from posting rebuttals to the claims made by the global warming cult.

Jun 24 12:02

U.S. Archivist David Ferriero: the IRS “did not follow the law”

Rep. Trey Gowdy hammered IRS Commissioner John Koskinen when he said that he found the IRS of no wrong doing. Gowdy pressed Koskinen on how he knows there was no criminal wrongdoing when he hasn’t looked at criminal statutes.

Gowdy blasted Koskinen and shouted, “You don’t have any idea of criminal wrongdoing or not!”

Gowdy, a former persecutor, told Koskinen that there is a “negative inference” because of the inability of the IRS to retrieve the Lerner emails that the IRS claim were destroyed.

It turns out though the IRS did break the law according to U.S. Archivist David Ferriero.

According to FreeBeacon.com, U.S. Archivist David Ferriero of the National Archives and Records Administration told Rep. Tim Walberg (R., Mich.) that the IRS “did not follow the law” when they failed to notify his administration that they had lost Lois Lerner’s email records.

Jun 24 10:39

Project Freedom USA

Mobilize with Jim Traficant!
end the IRS;Divorce the FED; Restore Honest Money

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Jim Traficant will be our on-air guest in the third hour of today's radio show.

Jun 24 08:02

'You have a problem with credibility': IRS chief comes under fire at House hearing

Embattled IRS Commissioner John Koskinen weathered another round of heated questioning at a Monday night hearing where lawmakers challenged his credibility over the discovery that years' worth of emails from ex-IRS official Lois Lerner have gone missing.

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Jun 24 02:59

THE SONASOFT SAGA - THE IRS HAS A CONTRACT WITH A COMPANY THAT BACKS UP ALL OF THEIR EMAILS!

John Koskinen's testimony before the House Ways & Means Committee basically came down to "The Dog Ate My Emails", infuriating when you consider that the IRS demands all Americans keep all financial records for up to 7 years for possible review by the IRS, while the IRS was free to dispose of embarrassing and criminal evidence at their discretion. Worse, apparently emboldened by Attorney General Eric Holser's steadfast refusal to allow the Department of Justice to open a criminal investigation into the IRS' actions (possibly to to the DOJ's own complicity in siccing the FBI on Obama's enemies), Koskinin refused to even apologize for the lost emails, barely able to keep the smirk off of his face!

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The story is going viral across the net today. By tomorrow the corporate media will have to cover it. That means Issa and Ryan will have no choice but to call the IRS on their obvious lie that there are no backups for the missing emails. Please share with all of your social media. I will keep this story at the top of the main page for a while, New stories will start just below.

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Jun 23 10:52

IRS CANCELLED Contract with Email-Storage Firm Weeks After Lerner’s Computer Crash

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) cancelled its longtime relationship with an email-storage contractor just weeks after ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s computer crashed and shortly before other IRS officials’ computers allegedly crashed.

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BUMP TO THE TOP.

If the IRS canceled the contact AFTER the Lois Lerner's email was lost, why didn't the IRS request those emails be restored BEFORE they ended the contract?

And given that they had lost emails prior to ending the Contract with Sonasoft, who did the IRS shift the contract to maintain compliance with email archiving laws to? Did the IRS just decide to stop complying with those laws and "hope for the best" with their demonstrably faulty email system?


Jun 23 10:31

Dr Barbara Bellar sums up Obamacare in one sentence

Imagine if you will,… one Woman with more sense than the entire U. S. Gove put together.

Jun 22 05:53

Lost Emails? The IRS Has a Contract with an Email Backup Company

As IRS commissioner John Koskinen sat on Capitol Hill belatedly informing a Congressional committee of the "disappearance" of years of email communications from a host of IRS employees under investigation--including Lois Lerner--it was discovered that the IRS had hired an email backup company to prevent just such a loss of data.

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The story is spreading all over the net today and by tomorrow the corporate media will be forced to acknowledge it.

Jun 21 10:23

IRS head won't apologize for lost Lerner e-mails

The commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service refused to apologize to Congress Friday for losing e-mails related to its targeting of conservative groups, saying it's still attempting to recover the data and it's too soon to know how many e-mails are missing.

"I don't think an apology is owed," Commissioner John Koskinen told the House Ways and Means Committee.

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Jun 21 02:45

The IRS Had a Contract With an Email Backup Company

The IRS had a contract with email backup service vendor Sonasoft starting in 2005, according to FedSpending.org, which lists the contract as being for "automatic data processing services." Sonasoft's motto is "email archiving done right," and the company lists the IRS as a customer.

In 2009, Sonasoft even sent out a Tweet advertising its work for the IRS.

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SHARE THIS EVERYWHERE!

UPDATE: I think I have found out why our representatives in DC are so clueless. I tried using the contact page at Darrel Issa's website but was blocked because I am in his district. I then tried faxing a hard copy of this article to his DC office using the FAX number from his website ... four times! All four failed, the first because his FAX doesn't support color and the final three with a communications error. If any of Rivero's Rangers has a contact on Issa's committee, get this article to them now!

UPDATE 2: I tried FAXing to Darrell Issa's district office. That connection also failed.

UPDATE 3: I tried using the web form over at the Committee On Oversight & Government Reform to send them the info on Sonasoft. That too will not function, simply responding with "An error occurred" when clicking the submit button.

This cannot just be coincidence.

UPDATE 4: The above link now shows a "404 page not found" error! But there is another copy of the article saved HERE! MAKE A LOCAL COPY BEFORE IT GETS ORWELLED!

UPDATE 5: I went to an office supply store and FAXed the original article to Darrell Issa's Washington DC and district offices. Unlike my home, (where the FAX machine is only three months old) the FAXes from the office store went through without any problems at all. Here are the reports.


Issa's District office

Issa's DC office
So, Issa's office now has the information. Included hard copy of the original article, which is fortunate given that the original has been yanked from the website without explanation.

U0PDATE 6: The clients page at Sonasoft still lists the IRS as a customer, about half way down the page!

UPDATE 7: The original article at reason.com has now been restored!

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Jun 21 02:45

Sonasoft Software Licenses and Software Maintenance Support

Synopsis:
Added: Sep 12, 2008 1:01 pm
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) intends to award a sole source purchase order to Sonasoft Corporation, for the purchase of the software licenses related to Exchange Disaster Recovery capabilities. These items and services have been determined to meet the definition of commercial items in accordance with Part 2.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

The IRS has a need for the following items:

CLIN 0001 – Sonasafe Application, Item Number SC, Quantity 4

CLIN 0002 – Exchange Standby License, Item Number SC-B, Quantity 4

CLIN 0003 – Exchange Agent, Item Number SE, Quantity 8

CLIN 0004 – Exchange Standby Agent, Item Number SE-S, Quantity 8

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This page at fbo.gov shows the renewal of services and licenses from Sonasoft for the IRS. Note that some of the products interface with Microsoft Exchange Server. This means that Lois Lerner's (and the other six IRS officials) emails did not reside solely on her local hard drive, but were archived by the built-in system of exchange as well as the added products from Sonasoft.

Jun 21 02:45

SONASOFT TOP GOVERNMENT CUSTOMERS (pdf file)

6/20/14, 5:29 PM
Sonasoft | Government Contracts
Page 2 of 2
http://profiles.smartprocure.us/organization/sonasoft
Department of Treasury: Internal Revenue Service
$13,983
on
9/15/2010
Sonasoft Software Maintenance Renewal Contracting
Office: DEPT OF TREAS/INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

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Okay, this proves the IRS was using Sonasoft email backup services through the period of Lois Lerner's "lost" emails.

Jun 20 23:45

Sonasoft Customers still shows IRS

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The IRS is shown as a client of Sonasoft about half-way down the page, although given the way the original article at reason.com was yanked, no doubt this page will be edited soon, so save a local copy.

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Jun 20 17:23

The IRS Had a Contract With an Email Backup Company - Another online copy.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said it can't provide emails sent between 2009 and 2011 that were requested by congressional investigators because of hard drive crashes.

The agency said that emails stored on dead drives were lost forever because its email backup tapes were recycled every six months, and employees were responsible for keeping their own long-term archives.

The IRS had a contract with email backup service vendor Sonasoft starting in 2005, according to FedSpending.org, which lists the contract as being for "automatic data processing services." Sonasoft's motto is "email archiving done right," and the company lists the IRS as a customer.

In 2009, Sonasoft even sent out a Tweet advertising its work for the IRS.

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We can post these faster than the NSA can erase them!

Jun 20 13:31

FLASHBACK - Now IRS faces probe into $50MILLION spent on conferences after Tea Party targeting scandal

The conference spending included $4million for an August 2010 gathering in Anaheim, California, for which the agency did not negotiate lower room rates, even though that is standard government practice, according to a statement by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
President Barack Obama has replaced the IRS' acting commissioner and two other top officials have stepped aside
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President Barack Obama has replaced the IRS' acting commissioner and two other top officials have stepped aside

Instead, some of the 2,600 attendees received benefits, including baseball tickets and stays in presidential suites that normally cost $1,500 to $3,500 per night.

In addition, 15 outside speakers were paid a total of $135,000 in fees, with one paid $17,000 to talk about 'leadership through art,' the House committee said.

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So much for Pelosi's claim that the IRS missing emails were because the IRS could not afford better computers!

Jun 20 08:12

IRS commissioner won't apologize for lost Lerner e-mails

Jun 20 08:08

America : Freedom to Fascism

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Time to share this video with everyone you know!

Jun 19 09:48

A question of legality - GMO on Kauai

A Kauai lawmaker says his investigation of the county’s agricultural dedication law resulted in discovering “numerous serious violations of county law” by island landowners and agrochemical companies.

In a letter to Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr., Councilman Tim Bynum outlined the alleged violations, which include landowners and their lessees failing to properly adjust real property taxes and obtain conservation plans for new operations.

“If a thorough examination of these apparent abuses truly paints the picture as it seems, the implications are staggering,” Bynum wrote May 28. “There may be millions in unpaid tax liabilities.”

Jun 19 08:59

Senators Propose Massive Gasoline Tax Increase

Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on Wednesday unveiled the first bipartisan Senate proposal to raise the gasoline tax, reports The Hill.

The Murphy-Corker plan would raise the gas tax by 12 cents a gallon over the next two years.The federal gas tax currently stands at 18.4 cents a gallon, where it has been set since 1993. The proposed increase would see the tax jump by 65%.

Further, it would index the gas tax to inflation, pegging it to the Consumer Price Index.

Jun 19 07:13

Do you have money outside the U.S.? You may owe the IRS $10,000

Do you have any money or assets outside the U.S.? Seems like a pretty straightforward question, doesn’t it? Well, a lot of people are surprised to learn that they do have offshore funds. And if they don’t file a certain form with the U.S. Treasury Department by June 30, the minimum late fee is $10,000.

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Just email that form to the IRS. They will take good care of it!

Jun 18 12:31

On Obamacare Sebelius Spreads The Blame Around

Former HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke to an Obamacare group and spread the blame around for the law’s many failures. Oddly enough, she didn’t assign any of the blame to those who wrote the law, signed the law, or implemented the law.

Jun 18 10:28

IRS Loses Lois Lerner Emails---What Tea Party Targeting?

No matter how genuine the loss of the emails, no matter how innocent those at the IRS may be who are trying to comply with law, this doesn’ t look good. At least a few taxpayers may feel a little more secure when they show up for their tax audit proclaiming that they lost key records. Perhaps the IRS will be a little more forgiving now when a taxpayer doesn’t have receipts?

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Don't hold your breath...

Jun 17 13:17

Wealthy Clintons Use Residence Trusts to Limit Estate Tax They Back

Bill and Hillary Clinton have long supported an estate tax to prevent the U.S. from being dominated by inherited wealth. That doesn’t mean they want to pay it.

To reduce the tax pinch, the Clintons are using financial planning strategies befitting the top 1 percent of U.S. households in wealth. These moves, common among multimillionaires, will help shield some of their estate from the tax that now tops out at 40 percent of assets upon death.

Jun 17 12:32

The IRS scandal explodes

Norman Cillo, an Army veteran who worked in intelligence and a former program manager at Microsoft, argued it is very difficult to lose emails for good and laid out six reasons why he believes Congress is “being lied to” about the Lerner emails:

1. I believe the government uses Microsoft Exchange for their email servers. They have built-in exchange mail database redundancy. So, unless they did not follow Microsofts recommendations they are telling a falsehood. You can see by the diagram below that if you have three servers in a DAG you have three copies of the database.

2. Every IT organization that I know of has hotswappable disk drives. Every server built since 2000 has them. Meaning that if a single disk goes bad it’s easy to replace.

Jun 17 07:04

Size of income tax drop surprises U.S. states: study

Most U.S. states were surprised by the size of the drop in their personal income tax collections this April, even though they had expected a decline, according to a report released by the Rockefeller Institute of Government on Thursday.

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That is because the state governments are relying on the official US Government reports on employment to forecast their tax revenues, but those official US Government numbers are as phony as Saddam's nuclear weapons, so the state keep coming up short.

Jun 17 06:59

Expatriate Americans Break Up With Uncle Sam to Escape Tax Rules

Record Numbers Living Abroad Renounce U.S. Citizenship over IRS Reporting Requirements

Jun 17 05:36

The Dog Ate My E-Mails, for Two Years

IT experts and the IRS’s own manual note that backups of Lerner’s e-mails must exist.

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I'm sure the NSA must have copies! If they don't it confirms that the entire system was a total waste of taxpayer money!

Jun 14 09:33

IRS to lawmakers: Subpoenaed Lois Lerner conspiracy emails are missing

During one of this year's busiest news days , which included coverage of the crisis in Iraq, the transfer of Sgt, Bowe Bergdahl from Germany to a hospital in Texas, and the deluge of illegal alien children coming across the U.S.-Mexican border, the Internal Revenue Service decided to spring its bad news on GOP lawmakers on Friday. IRS officials claim that they lost their former worker Lois Lerner's emails covering the years 2009 through 2011 that were subpoenaed by House of Representatives committee chairman.

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Jun 13 13:46

IRS Claims to Have Lost Over 2 Years of Lerner Emails

Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding the Internal Revenue Service informing the Committee that they have lost Lois Lerner emails from a period of January 2009 – April 2011. Due to a supposed computer crash, the agency only has Lerner emails to and from other IRS employees during this time frame. The IRS claims it cannot produce emails written only to or from Lerner and outside agencies or groups, such as the White House, Treasury, Department of Justice, FEC, or Democrat offices.

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BULLSHIT!

Jun 12 15:15

NY Times: President Obama Should Unilaterally Raise the Tax Rate on Carried Interest Earned by Hedge Fund Managers

President Obama could change the tax treatment of carried interest with a phone call to the Treasury Department. But the White House will need a precise understanding of the regulatory landscape to make a change that is fair, easy to administer, and will hold up in court.

The administration has increasingly relied on executive branch rule-making authority to make policy without waiting for a gridlocked Congress to act. The White House has made significant changes to education policy, immigration policy, environmental standards and climate change policy, and, most recently, student loans. And it has the legal authority to unilaterally change the tax treatment of carried interest. ...

Jun 10 07:55

Phony scandal? IRS information on tax exempt groups sent to FBI

With most of the nation's news media covering what President Barack Obama and his minions like to call the latest phony scandal -- namely the prisoner swap which entailed trading five top Taliban terrorists for one suspected deserter -- the American people probably missed the latest revelation on Monday involving Obama's IRS "phony scandal," according to documents from a Beltway watchdog group.

After the U.S. Justice Department in June turned over an IRS database to the House Oversight Committee in their response to a subpoena issued by the committee's chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the Justice Department now says it was informed by Internal Revenue Service officials that the database contains confidential, legally protected information on taxpayers that shouldn't have been submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the first place, according to Judicial Watch.

Jun 09 09:06

Looks like it was Chuck Schumer that told the IRS to target conservatives

According to a complaint issued by the Center for Competitive Politics, Chuck Jefferson-wrote-the-Bill-of-Rights Schumer and others directed the IRS to target conservatives and should be investigated.

From the NY Post:

Did Chuck Schumer try to use the IRS to sidestep the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling — and stick a dagger in the heart of conservative groups?

That’s the gist of a complaint filed this week with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics.

Jun 04 12:59

Data Discrepancies in ObamaCare Signups Could Affect 2 Million People

More than 2 million people who got health insurance under President Barack Obama's law have data discrepancies that could jeopardize coverage for some, a government document shows.

About 1 in 4 people who signed up have discrepancies, creating a huge paperwork jam for the feds and exposing some consumers to repayment demands, or possibly even loss of coverage, if they got too generous a subsidy.

Sep 07 08:37

SULLIVAN VERSUS UNITED STATES TRANSCRIPT - PDF

This is a transcript from a court case, Sullivan Versus United States, in which Judge James C. Fox openly admits in the court record (page 23 of this PDF) that the 16th Amendment on which the personal income tax is based was never actually ratified.

He then goes on to admit that the government and courts will treat it as if it were ratified, simply because they have gotten away with it for so long!

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Today, we are hearing that the Infernal Revenue Service has been targeting political dissidents to a far greater degree than was previously exposed. Going beyond merely delaying tax-exempt status for Tea-Party, Occupy, and conservatives in general, donors to GOP candidates like Mitt Romney have been hit with disproportionate numbers of audits.

All America is now aware that the IRS is acting illegally. After all, such political targeting was an article of impeachment against Richard Nixon. So the time has come to take the discussion to the next level. Is the IRS, clearly acting illegally, itself legal? and the answer is "no", it is not. The Constitution forbids direct non-apportioned taxation of the people. An earlier version of the Income Tax was struck down by the United States Supreme Court on those grounds.

The Federal Reserve (itself a clearly unconstitutional usurpation of the money-creation authority vested in Congress by the Constitution) and the IRS claim that the passage of the 16th Amendment allows an income tax, but there are several problems with that claim. First and foremost, the 16th Amendment failed ratification! The necessary 3/4 of the states did not ratify the Amendment. Requests for proof that this Amendment was actually ratified are ignored. The IRS considers their enforcement actions the only legal reply they are required to make. And judges in tax courts (who are funded from tax revenues) inevitably refuse to examine the issue and simply declare from the bench that the Amendment was ratified, a power and authority not granted to judges under the Constitution.

There is one notable exception to this judicial legerdemain, and that is judge James C. Fox, who stated quite clearly in the court record for Sullivan Vs United States that the 16th Amendment, on examination, failed ratification. Sadly, however, that was not a tax case, and the judge mentioned the non-ratification of the 16th Amendment as justification for the enforcement of laws that may not have legally been passed, but were presumed valid through long use (i.e. we got away with it this long, so why should we change it now).

Yet another problem with the 16th Amendment is the United States Supreme Court, which ruled in Stanton vs Baltic Mining that the 16th Amendment, even if ratified, did not actually grant any new tax authority to the US Government. For one thing the original Constitutional prohibition against a direct non-apportioned tax is still in effect because it was not explicitly repealed by the hastily-contrived 16th Amendment.

So here we are, with the IRS clearly breaking the law, acting illegally, for all America to see, which is why this is a great time for activists to take the public discussion to the next level and ask if the IRS itself, and its master, the Federal Reserve, are actually legal under the Constitution.

Sep 06 12:19

Sullivan Vs United States - Judge ADMITS 16th Amendment failed ratification

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Today, we are hearing that the Infernal Revenue Service has been targeting political dissidents to a far greater degree than was previously exposed. Going beyond merely delaying tax-exempt status for Tea-Party, Occupy, and conservatives in general, donors to GOP candidates like Mitt Romney have been hit with disproportionate numbers of audits.

All America is now aware that the IRS is acting illegally. After all, such political targeting was an article of impeachment against Richard Nixon. So the time has come to take the discussion to the next level. Is the IRS, clearly acting illegally, itself legal? and the answer is "no", it is not. The Constitution forbids direct non-apportioned taxation of the people. An earlier version of the Income Tax was struck down by the United States Supreme Court on those grounds.

The Federal Reserve (itself a clearly unconstitutional usurpation of the money-creation authority vested in Congress by the Constitution) and the IRS claim that the passage of the 16th Amendment allows an income tax, but there are several problems with that claim. First and foremost, the 16th Amendment failed ratification! The necessary 3/4 of the states did not ratify the Amendment. Requests for proof that this Amendment was actually ratified are ignored. The IRS considers their enforcement actions the only legal reply they are required to make. And judges in tax courts (who are funded from tax revenues) inevitably refuse to examine the issue and simply declare from the bench that the Amendment was ratified, a power and authority not granted to judges under the Constitution.

There is one notable exception to this judicial legerdemain, and that is judge James C. Fox, who stated quite clearly in the court record for Sullivan Vs United States that the 16th Amendment, on examination, failed ratification. Sadly, however, that was not a tax case, and the judge mentioned the non-ratification of the 16th Amendment as justification for the enforcement of laws that may not have legally been passed, but were presumed valid through long use (i.e. we got away with it this long, so why should we change it now).

Yet another problem with the 16th Amendment is the United states Supreme Court, which ruled in Stanton vs Baltic Mining that the 16th Amendment, even if ratified, did not actually grant any new tax authority to the US Government. For one thing the original Constitutional prohibition against a direct non-apportioned tax is still in effect because it was not explicitly repealed by the hastily-contrived 16th Amendment.

So here we are, with the IRS clearly breaking the law, acting illegally, for all America to see, which is why this is a great time for activists to take the public discussion to the next level and ask if the IRS itself, and its master, the Federal Reserve, are actually legal under the Constitution.

PLEASE REPOST THIS EVERYWHERE!

Sep 06 12:05

"The Law That Never Was"

On January 10, 2008, the Federal District Court in Chicago issued a permanent injunction against Bill Benson on the grounds that by offering information demonstrating that the 16th Amendment was not legally ratified, he was promoting an abusive tax shelter. The Court then refused to look at the government-certified documentary evidence, deciding instead that the facts necessary to prove his statements true were "irrelevant."

What has America come to when the government we created to protect our rights can accuse us of lying and then prohibit us from presenting a defense in a court of law?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Today, we are hearing that the Infernal Revenue Service has been targeting political dissidents to a far greater degree than was previously exposed. Going beyond merely delaying tax-exempt status for Tea-Party, Occupy, and conservatives in general, donors to GOP candidates like Mitt Romney have been hit with disproportionate numbers of audits.

All America is now aware that the IRS is acting illegally. After all, such political targeting was an article of impeachment against Richard Nixon. So the time has come to take the discussion to the next level. Is the IRS, clearly acting illegally, itself legal? and the answer is "no", it is not. The Constitution forbids direct non-apportioned taxation of the people. An earlier version of the Income Tax was struck down by the United States Supreme Court on those grounds.

The Federal Reserve (itself a clearly unconstitutional usurpation of the money-creation authority vested in Congress by the Constitution) and the IRS claim that the passage of the 16th Amendment allows an income tax, but there are several problems with that claim. First and foremost, the 16th Amendment failed ratification! The necessary 3/4 of the states did not ratify the Amendment. Requests for proof that this Amendment was actually ratified are ignored. The IRS considers their enforcement actions the only legal reply they are required to make. And judges in tax courts (who are funded from tax revenues) inevitably refuse to examine the issue and simply declare from the bench that the Amendment was ratified, a power and authority not granted to judges under the Constitution.

There is one notable exception to this judicial legerdemain, and that is judge James C. Fox, who stated quite clearly in the court record for Sullivan Vs United States that the 16th Amendment, on examination, failed ratification. Sadly, however, that was not a tax case, and the judge mentioned the non-ratification of the 16th Amendment as justification for the enforcement of laws that may not have legally been passed, but were presumed valid through long use (i.e. we got away with it this long, so why should we change it now).

Yet another problem with the 16th Amendment is the United states Supreme Court, which ruled in Stanton vs Baltic Mining that the 16th Amendment, even if ratified, did not actually grant any new tax authority to the US Government. For one thing the original Constitutional prohibition against a direct non-apportioned tax is still in effect because it was not explicitly repealed by the hastily-contrived 16th Amendment.

So here we are, with the IRS clearly breaking the law, acting illegally, for all America to see, which is why this is a great time for activists to take the public discussion to the next level and ask if the IRS itself, and its master, the Federal Reserve, are actually legal under the Constitution.


PLEASE REPOST THIS EVERYWHERE!

Apr 05 11:03

Oaksterdam University Raid 'Payback' For California's Marijuana Legalization Effort?

The man who bankrolled California's closest shot yet at fully legalizing marijuana, Prop. 19, saw his Oaksterdam University cannabis college in Oakland raided by federal authorities yesterday.
And pot advocates are fuming.

The Drug Policy Alliance suggests the raid by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Internal Revenue Service might have served one possible goal:
"Payback" for the 2010 legalization effort that failed but made a good try of it. The ballot effort was backed by Richard Lee, the millionaire owner of Oaksterdam.

Apr 05 09:34

Today's Ebay Special - The Country Of Greece For Sale

Currently going for the modest price of $1,550 with 6 more days left in the auction, today's hottest Ebay special is the sale of the country of Greece.

Apr 05 07:49

Keeping the Slaves on the Plantation: Senate Says No Passport if You Owe Taxes

Eric Blair
Activist Post

CBS is reporting that Senate Bill 1813 that would "suspend passport rights for delinquent taxpayers" passed the Senate 74-22 on March 14th.

A bill authored by a Southland lawmaker that could potentially allow the federal government to prevent any Americans who owe back taxes from traveling outside the U.S. is one step closer to becoming law.

...The 'Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act' or 'MAP-21' includes a provision that would allow for the 'revocation or denial' of a passport for anyone with 'certain unpaid taxes' or 'tax delinquencies'.

Apr 05 07:41

America: Freedom to Fascism - Director's Authorized Version

Apr 05 07:24

Tax Day Protests and Events 2012

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: April 5, 2012

Contact: Ruth Benn, NWTRCC Coordinator
800-269-7464 (718-768-3420) or nwtrcc@nwtrcc.org

“Tax Day” Antiwar Protests
Individuals Publicly Refuse to Pay Taxes for War

On April 19, 2012, two days after the April 17 tax deadline, peace activist and Gold Star Mother Cindy Sheehan will appear in court in Sacramento, California. The Justice Department, on behalf of the IRS, is seeking to discover why she hasn’t paid taxes in recent years. Sheehan has responded that “If the feds can give me my son back, I’ll pay my taxes.” She became a relentless peace activist following her son’s 2004 combat death in Iraq.

Apr 04 10:51

IRS Insider Joe Banister Exposes Federal Reserve Coup and IRS Fraud

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Consider this; we know from the Mortgage Backed Securities Fraud that the US Government refuses to investigate or even acknowledge the largest money-junkie frauds.

What if they have been doing that all along?

Apr 04 09:23

Ron Paul addresses thousands at Chico State University

Went to see Ron Paul last night. Great speech. Sat about 10 feet away. Larry Mitchell. Chico ER writer does a good job. Crowd estimate was accurate. Largest crowd I every saw in Chico.

Mar 14 03:25

Romney Declines To Enroll In Medicare

Mitt Romney Declines To Enroll In Medicare So He Can Destroy It

Monday was Mitt Romney's 65th birthday. Happy birthday, Mittens. In honor of his 65th birthday he announced that he would not be enrolling in Social Security or Medicare. How noble. Except, it's not.

In deference to the conservative dogs nipping his heels, Romney has endorsed the Paul Ryan Medicare plan which would voucherize Medicare and leave senior citizens floundering on their own with private insurance companies. Of course, if you asked Mitt Romney about it, what you'd get is a bunch of lies. Really awful, cynical, blatant lies.

Apr 18 19:38

FLASHBACK - OFFSHORING AMERICAN JOBS - Corporations, Campaign Cash, & Bush Administration Policies.

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This document lays out the means by which the Bush administration changed the laws and tax codes to allow and even encourage corporations to send high-paying jobs to American companies even as Wall Street was already cranking up the machine to create and sell fraudulent mortgage=-backed securities.

The email responses to my expose' that the US is being looted to cover the buyback of fraudulent mortgage-backed securities usually view the firestorm of foreclosures as a knee=jerk reaction by the bankers to keep their balance sheets intact, but in looking at the timing of the Bush policies, and the fact that President George W. Bush was the first President to end his administration with fewer working Americans since Hoover, it seems clear that it was intended right from the start of the crisis to destroy Americans' ability to pay their mortgages, in order to allow the banks to seize those homes to preserve their capital structure.

Outright nationalization of private property would have triggered a rebellion, but by getting rid of the high paying jobs, the banks could grab the property to recapitalize themselves and make it look like it was the homeowners' fault!

This is the only possible explanation of why, in his first two years in Office, President Obama did nothing to stop the offshoring of American jobs, and indeed in the last two years, overall, offshoring has increased, and those jobs are never coming back!

This disaster is a deliberate creation of Wall Street and Washington DC. It's purpose is at best fulfillment of simple greed by the money addicts; at worse a plot to trap the whole world in a globalized version of a private central bank; a Federal Reserve on steroids!

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