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US CITIZENS ONE STEP CLOSER TO BECOMING PERMANENT TAX SLAVES

I highly recommend you subscribe to Simon Black’s Newsletter.  It is smart, timely and I find it invaluable.  I received this in my inbox this a.m.

May 22, 2012
Los Angeles, USA

This week, the universally stupid brainchild of US Senators Chuck Schumer and Bob Casey known as the Ex-PATRIOT Act inched a bit closer towards becoming law.

‘Ex-PATRIOT’ is an absurd acronym that stands for “Expatriation Prevention by Abolishing Tax-Related Incentives for Offshore Tenancy”. I call it the Tax Slave Act… and it proposes three key provisions:

  • 1) Individuals who are deemed, in the sole discretion of the US government, to have renounced US citizenship in order to avoid US taxes, will be permanently barred from re-entering the United States.
  • 2) Such individuals will also be required to pay a 30% capital gains tax to the United States government on ALL future investment gains derived from the US. Currently, non-citizens who do not reside in the US pay no US capital gains tax.
  • 3) These proposals are RETROACTIVE, and, if passed, would apply to anyone who renounced his/her citizenship within the last 10-years.

During a Sunday interview with ABC News, House Speaker John Boehner threw his support behind the bill…

Read the rest of this arty HERE at Sovereign Man

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IS THIS DIPLOMACY ?

Imagine you and I have a meeting coming up to discuss some issues we believe you may or may not be doing.   It is a meeting for peace and stability and understanding.   Before the meeting begins, I tell you “By the way, I froze your bank accounts and exports.  I know your people are going to suffer, but we need to talk about what I am not 100% sure of, is going down.  See you Friday, suckas!”

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The U.S. Senate unanimously voted to tighten sanctions on Iran on Monday, three days after a dispute over whether to include the threat of American force stalled the legislation.  The new sanctions would target Iran’s oil and banking industries, as well as other sectors. The measure passed the Senate on a voice vote Monday evening, two days before a new round of talks between Iran and leading U.N. members in Baghdad.

Final thoughts on a Monday evening.  Sanctions are more or less, an act of war.  What would we (you) do if these sanctions were put on you ?

Passage came after senators agreed to add language warning that military force would be an option available to the United States if Iran seeks to build a nuclear weapon. But the measure also states that nothing in the legislation authorizes military action.

The case for war against Iran is being made as we speak.  as we cripple Iran’s economy with sanctions, we fail miserably at diplomacy.  Iran, and our own intelligence has stated:  analysts continue to believe that there is no hard evidence that Iran has decided to build a nuclear bomb.  As we rejoice in news that The Big O is getting some of our troops out in 2014, we make the case everyday to go to war with Iran.

Unplug, educate yourself and prepare.

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The horrible truth about democracy.

Gary Gibson is the managing editor for Whiskey and Gunpowder and he speaketh gospel.  

This is a newsletter I received this morning.  You know, waking up after after a peaceful sleep only to realize we are focked.  I encourage you to check out the above link for Whiskey and Gunpowder.  They focus on the crossroads of liberty, finance and moral philosophy and regard state intervention as the danger it is to healthy free markets.

Gary Gibson, somewhere between Orlando and Minneapolis…

“Government does not sell things,” a reader reminds us. “It provides them without charge — i.e. it raises no money through sales. Therefore it must raise money through another means: taxation.”

We’d argue that that is precisely the problem. The government has no profit and loss statement like business does to tell it when consumers want more of something and less of something else. The government is naked force that extracts money at gunpoint and throws it away on destructive activity like war and regulation.

The reader continues:

“Or do you think the government should bill citizens for its armed forces? How many of us would pay that bill? How about snow removal on the Interstate highways? Or law enforcement officers? These things are the foundation of a sustainable civilization, but they cannot be “sold” like a service or commodity produced by a private company. They must be paid for through mandatory collections from all citizens able to pay.”

Oh, we laughed at this one, good patron. Fix yourself a drink and settle in. We are going on a bit of a tear today…

We are told that the Russians used to ask, “If the state did not make the cars, who would?” (We don’t know how true that is, but it’s a cute anecdote that serves our point.)

This question reminds us of that limited, state-brainwashed thinking. If the government doesn’t provide something for “free” (nothing is for free…the costs are merely hidden), then no one would provide the service??

And we wouldn’t call a standing armed force the foundation of every civilization. Maybe if your civilization highly values warfare. A more peaceful civilization concerned with wealth creation as opposed to imperialism and wealth-stealing might decide that the armed forces were NOT in the list of foundation materials.

Law enforcement? We note that “laws” are often just well-armed prejudices. And when “law enforcement” replaces honest-to-God “peacekeeping” your civilization is in trouble.

We’d much rather foot the bill for private security that actually protects us….instead of paying half our income in part to fund thugs who enforce unjust laws.

That is to say, we don’t like it that money is stolen from us in order to pay the local gendarme to kidnap people for smoking a plant that “the law” says is bad. Or for

And the socialized road system sucks. It’s that simple. So many of our dear readers understand why socialized medicine sucks, but they can’t seem to get it through their heads that socialized roads must inherently be worse than privately run roads.

We don’t think there is a single thing governments provide that the markets couldn’t provide better. Unless you’re talking destruction. Unless you speak, that is, of war and welfare. Those two things turn capital into waste. So there the state surely excels!

Look at the top of the page. This is “The Free Market e-Letter”. Not “Kind of Free Market”…or “Free Market Except for Stuff Most People Have Been Brainwashed Into Thinking Can Only Exist Because of the State Thanks to Early Indoctrination”…

“THE Free Market e-Letter.”

Does this free market stuff start to look an awful lot like anarchism?

Absolutely, good patron! That’s why the term “anarcho-capitalist” has been coined. (Plus something had to distinguish market anarchism from that bloody socialist anarchism that refuses to see that socialism and communism require a state.)

We wish people had to pay for the military and police “protection” they get. Maybe then they’d get more actual protection instead of “extras” like illegal wars, wars of aggression, terrorist-creating foreign occupations, the drug empire-creating war on drugs, and cops aggressively harassing people for non-crimes like drug use.

If people actually had to pay — and if they could take their business to a competing provider — the monopoly providers of “protection” services couldn’t mutate into an empirical army abroad and a predatory cadre of abusive overseers at home.

“Anarchism? That won’t work. We need LAWS!”

Ah, yes. Laws. Like the little ones that criminalize personal actions that are nobody else’s business? The laws that extend the will over the majority into the living rooms and bedrooms of the minority?

How much “law” does there have to be anyway? The U.S. Code is up to some tens of thousand of pages.

How much “law” do you need beyond the common sense of don’t aggress against people or their stuff? Really?

And how is it to enforce this simple law on a commercial level? Would you do business with murderers, rapists and thieves? Hell, you don’t even need prisons! Conviction in private court could result in economic ostracization…which could be tantamount to a death sentence. It would surely mean poverty since a high standard of living is built upon division of labor, specialization and exchange. You know. A market economy.

You don’t even need violence and kidnapping and rape to punish violence, kidnapping and rape. That is, you don’t need taxpayer-funded prisons to punish crime. You just have to withhold voluntary economic interactions.

Private courts would demand that aggressors repay victims monetarily since they’d have no power to imprison. This is infinitely better than aggressors paying “society” while getting room and board in a rape-and-torture camp (prisons) funded by loot stolen from taxpayers.

For crimes for which there can be no real reparation (murder and rape), the aggressor would be forced to the margins of commercial society and languish there, capable of attaining only the lowliest, most grueling and dangerous labor. He’d be forced to pay his own way, instead being roomed and boarded with tax dollars. But his economic position would be fixed at the low end for the rest of his life.

Of course, there’d be a hell of a lot less crime in a truly free market anyway. Prices would be lower, employment would be more plentiful. People wouldn’t be made into criminals for enjoying their own pleasures that harm no one else’s person or property. Levels of wealth would more equal all around. (Capitalism does not create an entrenched class of rich people. The state does that. Just as it creates an entrenched class of welfare dependents.)

There is a cost to all this of course! People would be free to do things with their bodies and property that you might find objectionable. Economic freedom means prosperity…but it would also mean personal freedom that sets the busybody moralist’s teeth on edge.

That’s the horrible truth about democracy. It’s just mob rule. It’s the tyranny of the many against the few. It uses violence both to extract and redistribute money…and to enforce codes of conduct. It turns every man into a petty but politically sanctified bully and thief, living at the cost of his neighbor and making sure his neighbor personal life stays within very narrow bounds despite his neighbor’s preferences.

We rant about freedom from politics because politics gums up the ability for all of us — except the psychopath bullies who run for office — to enjoy our lives.

Politics also gums up the ability to generate wealth and raise standards of living sustainably (rather than just temporarily doling out what wealth exists to favored groups).

In response to our writing “Keynesianism is in a death spiral. So is populist socialism. So is fiat money fascism,” a Bar regular (and frequent dissident) writes:

“No argument there, but so is Predatory Capitalism (thank God). Any system built on injustice, exploitation, militarism and imperial wars eventually self-destructs.”

So now we get to play at words again, good patron. We have to define our terms. Predatory capitalism is state capitalism…but the minute the state gets involved, capitalism ceases to exist!

Capitalism is a free market phenomenon. A market is not free when it is enslaved by politicians. The market IS human action, free of regulators and money monopolists. Regulations and fiat currencies are the very tools of this enslavement.

The regulations are the offspring of entrenched corporatists and the state. The fiat currency is the abominable spawn of the state and a banking cartel. Where is the freedom in that? Where, we ask in earnest, is the capitalism?

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OATH KEEPERS ARTY ISSUES ECONOMIC ALERT

Brandon Smith over at Alt Market wrote an arty I was emailed from Oath Keepers that suddenly brought all of these things I have been researching and studying into a clearer vision.   I have spoken before and always remind people about the situation overseas.  A situation we here at home are facing as well.  And that is The Euro, Greece, Spain, Italy and the systemic ways in how this all plays out and the trickle down domino effect that will inevitably come crashing down upon the globe.  Global Depression.  A complete collapse of the monetary system.

Brandon writes a very detailed piece and I encourage you read it yourselves.  In the meantime, unplug, educate yourself and prepare.

For the past four years I have been covering the progression of the global economic crisis with an emphasis on the debilitating effects it has had on the American financial system.  Only once before have I ever issued an economic alert, and this was at the onset of the very first credit downgrade in U.S. history by S&P.  I do not take the word “alert” lightly.  Since 2008 we have seen a cycle of events that have severely weakened our country’s foundation, but each event has then been followed by a lull, sometimes 4 to 6 months at a stretch, which seems to disarm the public, drawing them back into apathy and complacency.  The calm moments before each passing storm give Americans a false sense of hope that our capsized fiscal vessel will somehow right itself if we just hold on a little longer…

I don’t have to tell most people within the Liberty Movement that this is not going to happen.  Unfortunately, there are many out there who do not share our awareness of the situation.   Debt implosions and currency devaluation NEVER simply “fade away”; they are always followed by extreme social and political strife that tends to sully the doorsteps of almost every individual and family.  The notion that we can coast through such a tempest unscathed is an insane idea, filled with a dangerous potential for sour regrets.

There are some people who also believe that the private Federal Reserve with the Treasury in tow has the ability to prolong the worst symptoms of the collapse indefinitely, or at least, until they have long since kicked the bucket and don’t have to worry about it anymore (the ‘pay-it forward to our grandkids’ crowd) .  I can say with 100% certainty that most of us will live to see the climax of the breakdown, and that this breakdown is about to enter a more precarious state before the end of this year.  You can only stretch a sun-boiled rubber band so far before it snaps completely, and America’s financial elasticity has long been melted away.

Read the full ARTY HERE 

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AN EMAIL CIRCULATING AROUND THE WORLD, RIGHT HERE.

How’s this for apocalyptic literature. This was written by a pastor’s
wife in biblical prose as a commentary of current events.

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And it came to pass in the Age of Insanity that the people of the land
called America , having lost their morals, their initiative, and their
will to defend their liberties, chose as their Supreme Leader that
person known as “The One.”

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He emerged from the vapors with a message that had no meaning; but He
hypnotized the people telling them, “I am sent to save you.” My lack
of experience, my questionable ethics, my monstrous ego, and my
association with evil doers are of no consequence. I shall save you
with hope and Change. Go, therefore, and proclaim throughout the
land that he who proceeded me is evil, that he has defiled the nation,
and that all he has built must be destroyed. And the people rejoiced,
for even though they knew not what “The One” would do, he had promised
that it was good; and they believed. And “The One” said “We live in
the greatest country in the world. Help me change everything about it!”
And the people said, “Hallelujah! Change is good!”
Then He said, “We are going to tax the rich fat-cats.” And the
people said “Sock it to them!” “And redistribute their wealth.” And
the people said, “Show us the money!” And the he said, ”
redistribution of wealth is good for everybody..”

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And Joe the plumber asked, ” Are you kidding me? You’re going to
steal my money and give it to the deadbeats??” And “The One”
ridiculed and taunted him, and Joe’s personal records were hacked and publicized.
One lone reporter asked, “Isn’t that Marxist policy?” And she was
banished from the kingdom.

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Then a citizen asked, “With no foreign relations experience and
having zero military experience or knowledge, how will you deal with
radical terrorists?” And “The One” said, “Simple. I shall sit with
them and talk with them and show them how nice we really are; and they
will forget that they ever wanted to kill us all!” And the people
said, “Hallelujah!! We are safe at last, and we can beat our weapons
into free cars for the people!”

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Then “The One” said “I shall give 95% of you lower taxes.” And one,
lone voice said, “But 40% of us don’t pay ANY taxes.” So “The One”
said, “Then I shall give you some of the taxes the fat-cats pay!”
And the people said, “Hallelujah! Show us the money!”
Then “The One” said, “I shall tax your Capital Gains when you sell
your homes!” And the people yawned and the slumping housing market
collapsed. And He said. “I shall mandate employer-funded health care
for every worker and raise the minimum wage. And I shall give every
person unlimited healthcare and medicine and transportation to the
clinics.” And the people said, “Give me some of that!”
Then he said, “I shall penalize employers who ship jobs overseas.”
And the people said, “Where’s my rebate check?”

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Then “The One” said, “I shall bankrupt the coal industry and
electricity rates will skyrocket!” And the people said, “Coal is
dirty, coal is evil, no more coal! But we don’t care for that part
about higher electric rates.” So “The One” said, Not to worry. If
your rebate isn’t enough to cover your expenses, we shall bail you out.
Just sign up with the ACORN and you
r troubles are over!”
Then He said, “Illegal immigrants feel scorned and slighted. Let’s
grant them amnesty, Social Security, free education, free lunches,
free medical care, bi-lingual signs and guaranteed housing…” And
the people said, “Hallelujah!” and they made him king!

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And so it came to pass that employers, facing spiraling costs and
ever-higher taxes, raised their prices and laid off workers. Others
simply gave up and went out of business and the economy sank like unto
a rock dropped from a cliff.
The bank banking industry was destroyed. Manufacturing slowed to a
crawl. And more of the people were without a means of support.
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Then “The One” said, “I am the “the One”- The Messiah – and I’m here
to save you! We shall just print more money so everyone will have
enough!” But our foreign trading partners said unto Him. “Wait a
minute. Your dollar is not worth a pile of camel dung! You will have
to pay more… And “The One” said, “Wait a minute. That is
unfair!!” And the world said, “Neither are these other idiotic
programs you have embraced. Lo, you have become a Socialist state and
a second-rate power. Now you shall play by our rules!”
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And the people cried out, “Alas, alas!! What have we done?” But yea
verily, it was too late. The people set upon The One and spat upon
him and stoned him, and his name was dung. And the once mighty nation
was no more; and the once proud people were without sustenance or
shelter or hope. And the Change “The One” had given them was as like
unto a poison that had destroyed them and like a whirlwind that
consumed all that they had built.
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And the people beat their chests in despair and cried out in anguish,
“give us back our nation and our pride and our hope!!” But it was too
late, and their homeland was no more.

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You may think this a fairy tale, but it’s not. It’s happening RIGHT NOW
Description:  9FE00CC06BC249FD9407A8F85A3C3A45@HP63552356632THIS really tells it like it is. After reading it — and before you go into the bathroom to throw-up 
forward it to those you know  care about our country and what is happening to it under the rule of Commissar Obamanation.P.S. — Yeah, this is too true to be funny.. Tragic, but not funny; tragic but true.

IF YOU CAN’T SEE THIS HAPPENING…. JUST RUB YOUR EYES AND BLINK A FEW MORE TIMES REALLY GOOD.

POLITICAL CARTOONS 05/09/2012

French Election Inspires U.S. Left. Scary.

The French Solicalist

The French Solicalist

 

Barack’s new campaign slogan; the Marxist FORWARD

FORWARD

FORWARD

 

Forward

Forward

 

Barack takes too much credit for Osama Death and Capture

Obama Seals

Obama Seals

 

And finally, Ron Paul.  The man.

Ron Paul

Ron Paul

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