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Guest Post: To The US Govt, Failure To Disclose Foreign Accounts Is Worse Than Child Porn

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Submitted by Simon Black of SovereignMan blog,

Jacques Wajsfelner of Weston, Massachusetts is a criminal mastermind. Big time. Like Lex Luthor. But rest easy, ladies and gentlemen, for this nefarious villain is about to face some serious jail time thanks to the courageous work of US government agents.

You see, Mr. Wajsfelner was finally caught and convicted of a most heinous crime: failing to disclose his foreign bank account to the US government. Note-- he was not convicted of tax evasion. He was not convicted of failing to file or pay taxes. His crime was not filing the annual Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR).

Because of his failure to disclose his foreign bank account, Wajsfelner is now looking at FIVE YEARS behind bars in a Day-Glo orange jumpsuit.

Oh, one more thing-- Wajsfelner is 83 years old. He was born in Germany during the global depression and rise of Adolf Hitler. The Wajsfelner family soon fled the Nazi regime and made its way to the United States. It was a different world back then.

Sentencing guidelines suggest that Wajsfelner will get some combination of jail time and supervised release to the tune of several years.

Then there's Eric Higgins of Port Huron, Michigan, who was recently busted for major possession of child pornography and engaging in sexually explicit conversations with juveniles online. He was given 20 months. Oh... and Mr. Higgins was a US Customs & Border Patrol agent.

Or Melford Christmas, a US immigration officer from New York, who was given 18 months for demanding and accepting bribes to speed along US citizenship applications of foreign nationals.

Or Ricardo Cordero, another US Customs & Border Patrol officer who was given 27-months for personally smuggling 30 Mexican nationals into the United States, and assisting another smuggler to bring 15 Mexican nationals across the border. This genius even had the smuggler testify as a character witness at his divorce proceeding!

Or Jon Corzine, former CEO of Goldman Sachs and member of the political elite, who presided over one of the largest plunders in the financial system ever seen during the recent MF Global collapse. He walks the streets freely to this day.

It seems pretty clear where the US government stands: the victimless crime of failing to report a foreign bank account is far more egregious than, say, possession of child pornography, engaging with minors in online sex chat, bribery, extortion, fraud, and abuse of official power.

This is what justice means in the Land of the Free today. Have you hit your breaking point yet?

As a parting note, I just want to remind readers once again that US taxpayers with foreign financial accounts are obliged to file form TDF 90-22.1 to the Department of Treasury each year by June 30th, as well as file IRS form 8938 and 1040 schedule B with your normal tax return each year.

It should be clear by now that failing to file is not an option. If you are delinquent in filing from past years, it's much better to catch up and file late than to not file at all.

 


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Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:00 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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Audit and end the fucking Fed. One set of rules for the real owners and one set for everyone else.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:04 | Link to Comment ACP
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Don't forget this jackass...arrested, but the investigation "continues"......that is, until it mysteriously "goes away"...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/25/larry-brinkin-arrested_n_162564...

 

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:13 | Link to Comment strannick
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For Progressives, for whom all morality is subjective and there is no right or wrong, of course child porn is less objectionable than the worst crime of all, which is depriving the useless academic progressive class of funds to impose their demented morality on everyone else. They must use taxes to fund their progressive progrram because they are incapable of producing anything of value as they were indoctrinated into believing that such ventures are evil (of course they convieniently forget at that moment that there is no right and wrong). Since they intuitively know better that you (they trust their intutions), are more enlightened (they know all relgions are the same), transcend rationality (western logic ruined the world), they will use force to make you understand that, for your own good.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:14 | Link to Comment ACP
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I'm glad you mentioned "elightened"......here is a great quote from a great author:

 

"Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility." -George Orwell
Wed, 08/29/2012 - 03:43 | Link to Comment Popo
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So does this mean Simon Black will get locked up too?  Because I'm getting tired of re-reading the same article rehashed a thousand different ways.

Or does it mean that the grand total of 40 worldwide Simon Black readers will sue Simon for encouraging them to hide assets in foreign bank accounts?

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 06:29 | Link to Comment Vagabond
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I bet Romney has some hidden foreign accounts he doesn't pay taxes on as well.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 09:06 | Link to Comment boiltherich
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What a flaming and intricately puckered asshole you, and your green arrow supporters, are strannick for suggesting that progressives are ALL anything, or that we do not view protection of children as one of the very highest priorities of a civilized society.

This entire article is written to create strife and division by comparing closure of a loophole in the law for the wealthy to the moral and criminal acts of some of the most hot button republican issues, like immigration and porn/sex. If you want to bitch about the governments attempts to collect taxes on wealth hidden in foreign accounts that is one thing, but to compare that patently criminal offenses like kiddy porn and bribery further erodes the credibility of the Tea Party movement which started as a non partisan citizens movement to rationalize governmental powers but was almost instantly co-opted by radical right wingers and their moonbat agendas. Just as the radicals on the left have tried with some success to co-opt the Occupy movement thus killing it stone dead as well. By now the Tea Party movement is nothing more than the far right wing of the GOP.

I am a left liberal progressive and I certainly do not think that 20 months is a satisfactory sentence for trafficking in child porn, nor any of the other examples given above for bribery and other malfeasance in office, and I am not even a Keynesian, I did not even vote for Obama in '08. So don't attempt to paint your opponents with one huge brush and I will in turn try to be considerate of the more rational on the right.

Now, if you want to discuss the issue of tax evasion via foreign bank accounts without bringing into a wide range of inflammatory anecdotes concerning other crimes and criminals while not providing links to their cases so that we can make up our own minds as to the merits of each case then great let's rumble, you might be surprised to find that on that issue we agree even if for different reasons. And you can find agreement with your political opponents sometimes when you act like a responsible adult instead of a shit disturbing adolescent.

I think the spirit of the law regarding foreign bank accounts was well intended, and has actually been the law for a long time, but as with anything complex, especially when an agency of government that is not accountable (IRS) gets involved, it can go badly off the rails. The law about foreign accounts has been around for a while but was not widely abused for purposes of evasion till more recent years, and it was the people who complained that the very rich were using loopholes and evasion to avoid paying a fair share, in response the government cracked down, but foreign banks used secrecy laws to not cooperate. It was getting to be a very serious problem between nations that their banking laws were threatening trade and reprisals over the matter, still are. That was when the requirement that we report the accounts was cooked up and it is the reason I agree with the right about the law.

I have no problem with the governmental power to tax, but I do have a problem with the government requiring people to give up their fifth amendment protections against self incrimination. And that is where the ideological divide here is, most Tea Partiers want to strip the government of the power to tax, and that is their main objection to this law, and they could give fuck all about the 5th amendment which is really what lay at the heart of the problem. If they/you would project the issue as a self incrimination issue rather than saying crazy bullshit about progressives protecting kiddy porn brokers and corrupt government workers and such you would find that a lot on the left like me want to get this law overturned too, as it is you turn off all but the most frothing at the mouth anti government nut cases.

If it is a personal war you want fine, but be ready to get as good as you give with an opponent that is larger than you are, why do you think registered democrats outnumber registered republicans by ten million? But, if you seek common ground and the ability to work together lay off the attacks and start posing issues for what they are and not an ideological crusade to sweep away everything you do not happen to agree with.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 10:53 | Link to Comment mraptor
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Why should foreign accounts be taxed at all in the first place !?!

If you do bussness abroad only the country in which you do bussness should tax you !!!

If I remember correctly only USA is taxing it citizens foreign bussnesses. Who knew pinncle of democracy would do such things !

Other things that boggles my mind is, why interest on money you already paid taxes is taxed all over again. Call me crazy but it is not just absurd it is illogical !

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 11:10 | Link to Comment boiltherich
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There is more than one issue in your post. The issue of using foreign bank accounts to store/shelter wealth is one, keeping it from the prying eyes of the IRS is the obvious reverse of that coin, the issue of double taxation is another, the issue of jurisdiction is third.

Foreign accounts are not taxed if they contain monies that have already been appropriately declared and taxed, that is not even what this thread is about, the issue of the thread is the forced declaration of the accounts in nations with banking secrecy laws, it is not about taxing accounts but reporting in the first place.

Different people have different reasons for using foreign accounts and mostly these are legitimate and legal, and the only ones the IRS is interested in are those being used to hide wealth that has not had appropriate taxes paid. But, they can't determine which are which if they are secret.

But, first I would like to dispense with the general idea that interest on already taxed money should be exempt. Once income has been declared and taxed THAT MONEY is not subjected to taxes again no matter where you chose to house it. The interest on that money is however NEW income and must still be declared and if tax is due it has to be paid. Your basis for thinking interest is not somehow income would be like saying that stock dividends/capital gains are not new income. Interest is the price or rent you charge for the use of your money. Just as dividends/capital gains are the fees you obtain for use of your money in an equity account. This is a tax on money paid to you for a service you provide and not on the original base funds you provided/lent or "invested." It is not the accounts that are taxed, it is the money placed in foreign accounts upon which taxes either were never paid in the first place or money added based upon the original funds earned within the USA.

Much of the money earned outside the USA is actually exempt from US taxation by international reciprocal tax treaties, if you are earning income in a country with lower taxes than you would have paid in the US that portion of your tax payments are deductible from your US liability, if you are paying taxes on foreign income in a foreign nation with equal or higher taxes you will have no US liability. You can read all about it at the US State Department website.

Here is what the IRS website says about FBAR:

If you have a financial interest in or signature authority over a foreign financial account, including a bank account, brokerage account, mutual fund, trust, or other type of foreign financial account, the Bank Secrecy Act may require you to report the account yearly to the Internal Revenue Service by filing Form TD F 90-22.1, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR).

The FBAR is required because foreign financial institutions may not be subject to the same reporting requirements as domestic financial institutions. The FBAR is a tool to help the United States government identify persons who may be using foreign financial accounts to circumvent United States law. Investigators use FBARs to help identify or trace funds used for illicit purposes or to identify unreported income maintained or generated abroad. http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=148849,00.html

If you have paid all legitimate income taxes under the laws of the US and the nation in which they were earned then you have no liability and nothing to fear, so take a deep breath and let that go.

But, I agree that it is a violation of fifth amendment rights against self incrimination otherwise and that the IRS/government has a burden of proof for the crooks that use foreign accounts as tax evasion tools, they need to make it illegal for Americans to open or hold any kind account in a nation that does not comply with international reporting standards, rather than try to force you to essentially testify against yourself. Then they still have the burden of proof that you hold such an account. It violates the spirit of the original intent of the fifth amendment to require self reporting of these accounts because of the possibility that a few others may or may not be trying to "circumvent US law." That would be comparable to a law that says we all have to undergo polygraph tests about our driving habits so that they can catch hit and drivers or habitual speeders.

Last, nothing seems to drive some people over the edge quite like an obligation to the payment of taxes, and in some ways I find it hard to blame them, after all it was one of the most compelling issues that drove the zeal of the revolutionaries that broke us away from the crown. I do want to remind you though that it was not the paying of taxes that was the fuel for that zeal, but the imposition of UNFAIR taxes levied on American colonists that were not levied on anyone else in the empire, coupled with the total lack of representation in parliament in London that was the motivation. Every kid learned TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION by first grade when I was a kid like it was a mantra, I hope they still teach that. And these days we as citizens have to feel we are being taxed without representation again because the government only represents the interests of the very rich and the corporate "citizen." They even openly justify it as what is good for the corporation is good for America... meaning you! This is where the eat your peas saying is rooted, but King George and the parliament essentially paraphrased that very sentiment with the Stamp Act and the taxes on tea and sewing needles and playing cards and everything else.

As a citizen I have no objection to paying FAIR taxes in a republic which affords me representation so I at least can register my beliefs about running the nation, in fact I consider that a duty and honor. But, in a nation run by for and of the elite and wealthy corporate investor class where I am marginal at best and a useless eater by some standards then I say if it is run for the benefit of the rich let the rich pay all the taxes. We can deal with them as the treacherous criminals they are when we again are the sovereigns in this country.

Even as a left liberal gay man with progressive views I agree that the American Revolution did not end with the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, the spirit of freedom must be kept alive in every citizen for all time or the nation we gained is lost again. Corporations are not citizens and need to be taught their place or face extinction, government has to remember who is sovereign and constantly beg the governed for it's consent to govern. Those are AMERICAN values, not left or right values, they are not political but fundamental to a life worth living.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 13:11 | Link to Comment nugjuice
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A very well written, intelligent, and logical post. It was so logical in fact that I'll forgive the "liberal" at the end of it ;)

But seriously, you're absolutely right. That's why I've been bitching about inflation, it's positively a tax without representation which is the reason we fought for our Independence in the first place. It's a cryin' shame.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 17:32 | Link to Comment mraptor
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Agree on the point of evading taxes. But I think USA and other western countries are approaching the point where even normal people will stop paying taxes. No law can stop that.

I've been in a contries where almost everybody pays only the minum taxes and all the corrupt power of the gov. can't make them pay. As you probably already know only ~50% of american citizens and residents pay taxes.

There is a threshold at which it will become a mass event even in USA.

You are saying about people evading taxes using secrecy of other countries laws... but If the income and profit is not incurred doing bussness in USA why should they pay. If they hide income generated in USA then IRS can go ahead and sue them.

Making it a law doesn't make it moral. And if we insist on democracy it is undemocratic because only USA is doing it. In a sense USA is stealing money from all the countries over the world, the income were generated on their soil !!!

Can you tell me why the richest most democratic country in the world would do this !

I understand the motivation is to collect more taxes, ... still .... it is unfair and unciviliced and undemocratic..

 

Mon, 09/03/2012 - 05:21 | Link to Comment boiltherich
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As you probably already know only ~50% of american citizens and residents pay taxes.

 

Can't go that far dude, way more than half of all workers pay income taxes. It is true that less than half of Americans pay INCOME taxes, but that is because only about half of Americans are in the labor force and of those many are dirt fucking poor in spite of full time employment.

Also, there are people that have income but between deductions and exemptions they pay no taxes upon that and there are some good reasons for that which defy blanket right wing categorizations.

I have $3,762 per month income which is IRS income tax exempt, because the law of the land says that it is not income, it is compensation for a loss. If you are walking along and get hit by a truck and you cannot ever work again the settlement from the trucker/insurance company is not taxed because that check they cut is not income, it is replacement for a loss you sustained. In a nation of a third of a billion people there are going to be at least 3 million such people.

But even they and I still pay taxes and lots of them. My cable bill each month is about 15% taxes. My phone and utility bills each month are each about 10% taxes. In Oregon we do not have sales taxes, a major reason why I moved here, but in 47 states sales taxes eat 5-10% of ever dollar you spend. Gasoline? Guess what, a ton of tax. I rent an apartment and so a lot of you think I don't pay property taxes, and you are as wrong as wrong can get, this property is assessed and has a tax bill which the landlord pays and passes through to renters in the form of higher rents. In fact the only tax I do not pay is income tax, and at my level of income that is not such a huge break anyway. Same for people on food stamps, but the problem for them is that taxes that take ten or twenty percent of their income when they are already in poverty leaves them just deeper in poverty, for the wealthy you can take 90% and they would still be wealthy by comparison. And that is how it used to be in America in the 50's and 60's and we were ALL better off. Every "tax cut" has lead to an erosion of our society and it is now so severe that I honestly doubt the nation will survive the wealth inequality, I can practically assure of it because I really and sincerely want the rich boiled and there are more that want that than there are fascists to stop them.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:17 | Link to Comment flacon
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The fucking ass shit fuck thing about being an American is that you are never not one, even when you are multiple other nationalities. This citizenship is hanigng around my neck like and albatross and if I was to relinquish it I'd be charged with tax evasion like the fucker from FB. American citizenship is a massive LIABILITY not an asset. What on earth does one gain by being American.... oh... I know.... a vote for Obamney. 

 

Even here... the question is "Are you a US Citizen" even when I am others as well.... ok... well... Am I? Yes. FUCK ME!

There are only two countries in the world that tax their citizens when they earn income outside the nation... those countries are USA and USA-Phillipines. Go fuck yourself Uncle Sam! 

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:22 | Link to Comment Dr. No
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"Shut up, you American. You Americans, all you do is talk, and talk, and say "let me tell you something" and "I just wanna say." Well, you're dead now, so shut up. "

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 00:08 | Link to Comment poor fella
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Hahaha! The Meaning of Life

It's a Mr. Death come about the reaping..

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 08:42 | Link to Comment smlbizman
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i had a guy working for us years ago in the mid 90's..when he filled out his w-4...he checked he did not plan on paying fed. taxes, i asked him wtf? he said he renounced his citizenship and was part of a lawsuit against the fed as part of the washitaw(?) indian tribe....this guy was maybe 10th generation....he also had a card that exempted him from sales tax, and had an internaitional drivers license....he was governed under international law, the genova convention...i.e.  he did not have to wear seatbelts...he got pulled over and it would take awhile because the cops are ignorant to laws but eventually he was sent on his way....he said the only thing he lost by renouncing was...his right to vote....this lawsuit started under clinton and i think it was settled under bushs first term...he also pointed out a document put in place in early to mid 70's about our country being put under martial law, that is why we had gold tassles on our flag...now at that point in my life, like all of us at that time we were unknowingly sheep...i know there were a handfull that knew but you get my point.....if u google washitaw..not sure of the spelling it will verify...this guy was as dumb as a person could be...but when it came to the above info he was on it...at the time i verified and even printed off forms to renounce, but.....

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 09:48 | Link to Comment boiltherich
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Washitaw Nation Comes Under Investigation

You must be referring to this, it is actually a pretty interesting read. http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-report/browse-all-issues/1999/spring/born-on-the-bayou?page=0,1

Federal officials expected Weeks to testify against Charbonnier in the case, but when it finally went to trial in 1997 both men claimed immunity from U.S. law under the theory that they were citizens of Washitaw Nation. Despite Weeks' refusal to testify, officials say, Charbonnier was convicted of fraud.

This "Washitaw" nation has nothing to do with the Ouachita Tribe. It is a major scam built up by a woman claiming that black Africans came to the new world long before whites and now seek a separatist course, but it is nothing more than a huge organized crime syndicate, well, not HUGE, but several hundred to a couple thousand individuals like your friend you describe above. The "tribe" he claims to be part of is not a Native American tribe at all, has no treaty with the federal government, and has no legitimacy.

Do have a read at the link I posted, it is actually almost like a novel in it's plot and complexity, yet is simply nothing more than a very elaborate scam. If I were a Native American I would be really pissed off about it because these scammers are cashing in on their credibility and inheritance.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 15:57 | Link to Comment smlbizman
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yea i used to laugh to my self, because i lived in this area my whole life and the area he was from were from long established black familys most likely from slave/farm days in this area, but i fugured if you look hard enough we all are part of some distant tribe somewhere...his real name was, not exactly but ,like ed johnson...but he changed it to el akim etc....he was an honest dude just not very smart...i did witness his drivers license and his tax exempt card and also our payroll dept. never withheld any tax and i never heard from any authority about this...thanks for the ink i will read the beauty of zero hedge..how many others have ever heard of the washitaw nation...

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 18:10 | Link to Comment boiltherich
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Foreign nationals attached to their government can claim diplomatic immunity from taxes while they are in the USA and that includes income, sales, and property taxes, the State Department issues a card.  But, the only way I can imagine a tribal member getting one is if they sue for recognition as an Indian nation and a judge issues a temporary injuction to allow them that status while the issue is pending, but I have to repeat, the Washitaw "tribe" you refered to is not a Native American tribe at all and for them to prove they should have that status, that their story of coming to North America centuries before Columbus, well it is horse shit. 

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 23:26 | Link to Comment knukles
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With my neo-con golf buds today, I had to finally put it to rest.  I told them that Republicans and Democrats are really and truly the one and same big government statists neither of which gave a rats ass about decreasing the size and scope of gubamint, neither of which will do fuck all about reducing the debt levels of the Leviathan, neither of which will reduce the regulatory burden and perhaps most importantly, neither of which will rid us of the constittittytutional shredding by virtue of all the Glorious American Hero and Listen to My Phone etc., Acts.

And after they started bellyaching I told them I did not want to hear about their fucking politics and if they really and truly wanted to know where I stood, that Republicans are at a minimum, Fucking Hypocrites while the Democrats were at best just plain Evil.

I didn't want to hear a fucking thing more, they had their chance with Ron Paul, pissed him away so quit fucking bellowing.
You walked away from Ron Paul, you walked away from America.
And go suck Nancy Pelosi's cock.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 23:53 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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you sure golf alot-Barack-is that you? also-Pelosi turns me on for some reason

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 07:01 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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You screwed yourself knuck...

Now they're going to make you hole out every 2 footer... Better go practice your short game...

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 05:18 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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well, sounds like you've reached YOUR "bp" k-nuk!

this is a very big question here!

are we s'posed to go insane over this now too?  L0L!!!

competency no longer important to anyone?

 

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 06:30 | Link to Comment Benjamin Glutton
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Republicans are at a minimum, Fucking Hypocrites while the Democrats were at best just plain Evil.

 

at a minimum they are both evil hypocrites,imo.

 

 

 

 

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 08:03 | Link to Comment BeetleBailey
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Way to go knukles...I too, have had enough...with either side...I laugh in their faces....both sides.....lefties are total fucking idiots...while righties are too fucking religious/war mongering fucktards....both "sides" are fucking pathetic....

Most people I know know I read lots more data, and are not fooled.....it is a shame that people are trans-fixed by fucking FOX and the msnbc leftist ass-bag media...a shame....

I'd call out every god damned politician for the fucking LIARS they all are.....

I laugh and point fingers when some douche says "Did you hear _____ speech?" LOL...suckers....I always retort "...and you believed them? WHAT A RUBE!!!!" I LAUGH AND LAUGH....

My own plan is the denounce....and I will....move out of this once proud nation, that is now second to China, and it's bitch for all intent and purposes......

FUCK...THE US GOVERNMENT OF LYING BASTARDS......

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 02:33 | Link to Comment Ar-Pharazôn
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creation of wealth?????? BLASPHEMY!!!!!!!!!  /sarc

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 04:50 | Link to Comment Hobbleknee
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This is the way it is in Sweden too.  Criminals rape little girls and get no jail time, but if you're a tax cheat, you're locked away forever.  Their rationale is: rape is a crime against one person.  Tax evasion is a crime against everyone.

Of course no roules apply to Swedish women, who get away with anything.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 05:34 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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if you've ever been in a jail in sweden, did they ever say anything like:  don't do the crime if ya can't do the...   ?

do you know how that goes?

people don't understand this?

are you sure that is the legal reasoning behind these jail/prison sentences?  can you give us a link?  the were not crimes against society?  because the goobermint rules about collectinity were not violated strongly enough?

and you do realize this guy has not been sentenced yet;  so this is just a "kitcoCasey pre-sentencing 'amicus' brief isn't it?

informal of course since the issue of legal competency has or has not been determined for this poor old immigrant gentleman victim? 

or isn't tjhat important?

if grampa rapes somebody and is just gonzo, do they castrate him because he is old, too? 

perhaps if he were in sweden he could argue it was just a crime of passion to lie about his offshore banking and taxes or that it was a vice or he couldn't think straight because he was thinking if frilly panties while filling out his tax forms?

what the fuk are you people on here?

hasn't anyone ever been in a courtroom?

huere in the crazy old USA we are expected to either not show up and get fuked or go in and answer with a legal argument to defend the bahavior

well.. sometimes...  i mean if you actually are IN a court dock, it helps doesn't it?

don't people notice if ya can't think straight there, either?

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 04:56 | Link to Comment Acet
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Great straw man you have setup there. I really loved the way you yourself put the "progressive" label on it and stated that it has all sorts of clearly negative characteristics and then proceeded to tear down the dummy you yourself raised.

Well done!

 

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 07:27 | Link to Comment bobnoxy
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And based on the up arrows, that passes for brilliant in here. Think back to ruthless dictators like Saddam, Hitler or Stalin. What's the first thing they do when they gain power?

They purge the smart people. You know, the highly educated ones, the lawyers, doctors, professors, anyone smart enough to lead an opposition movement. And since we know that the smartest people in this country are liberals, (http://articles.cnn.com/2010-02-26/health/liberals.atheists.sex.intellig...) that could be extrapolated into surmising that we are the only thing standing between you dumb fuckers and someone like Bush III and the next version of his Patriot Act.

You conservatives crack me up. You scream about Obama being a Socialist, yet you're first in line for the handouts! I keep asking which of you will refuse your Social Security and Medicare on principle. No takers.

Asshat Midwest farmers overwhelmingly believe Obama is a Socialist and must be removed. Yet they're lining up now for their government supported crop insurance.

How long will it be before that little douchebag Jindal starts scereaming for federal assistance for damage caused by the storm?

This is why this country has no future. Too many truly stupid people, conservatives, and look no further than what you teach your kids in Texas and Kansas for proof. You're running this country into the ditch, voting in buffoons like Bush and Reagan.

It's your fault. You own it. Liberals are smart enough to leave. Good luck with what's left, okay? I'm sure you'll be able to figure it out...HA!! Now that was funny!

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 08:56 | Link to Comment Oldwood
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So when the shit finally hits the fan, all of us conservatives, standing in bread lines, will be the ultimate hypocrites. The federal government taxes the hell out of the states and when shit happens the states are supposed to sit on their hands and do without, on principle? If that is the standard all progressives should just refuse to work rather than submit to evil business interests and just live on government handouts...ah, maybe you are standing on principle! Cause if you are still working, you must be a sellout.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 09:09 | Link to Comment bobnoxy
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You started off well there, then ended with a typical, ignorant thud. The government hands a lot of money back to the states every year, and offers things like military protection for the states too. How did you miss all that?

I never said the states should refuse government handouts. I said you asshats calling Obama and liberals Socialists should. You missed that by a mile, as usual.

If I'm still working, it's either because I don't have enough to retire on, like you, or I enjoy what I do, like Buffett, or I'm just pursuing my own selfish best interests, and I'm sure you dumb fuck Randians would applaud that, right?

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 13:36 | Link to Comment mkkby
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The fact that you think one side is any different than the other proves you don't have the intellect to wipe your own ass either.  (Here's a hint... stop licking your hand clean afterwards).

Of course, you are just a troll for the kenyan muslim.  He criticized everything Bush did, then didn't change a single policy -- including a renewal of that patriot act (what, no veto?), and adding a few more wars without ending the last ones he promised to end. 

Too easy -- fuck you blue troll or red troll.  It's all just the purple banker party.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:58 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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To:         American Citizens & Patriots

 

From:     Emily Warburg-Rothschild

             Executive Vice President at Dewey, Cheatam & Howe, PLLC

             Chief Public Relations Agent for The Hon. Jon S. Corzine

 

Good evening friends. As we approach the Labor Day Holiday weekend, I wanted to write something that encapsulates the attitude and spirit of my friend and client, The Hon. Jon S. Corzine, in response to what is now correctly being perceived as a "double standard" of justice being more frequently doled out by archaic, illogical and, quite frankly, embarassing laws (both statutory and common law), with an even more embarrassing record of inconsistent and arbitrary application of these laws, coupled with irrational and unjust punishment in the form of byzantine sentencing guidelines and standards utilized by our judicial system.

The Hon. Jon S. Corzine does not believe that laws "on the books" should be permanent fixtures of ours or any society, and that real progress in furthering the implementation of a truly fair legal system requires constant modification, updating & evolution of current laws, along with wholesale repeal of certain laws & the introduction of new laws, to fully keep our society on a path towards making modern punishment and modern crimes meet at a logical and fair intersection, with no preferential treatment shown towards the wealthy, connected or those who are in places of great power and privilege.

Although we've yet to see a single high level executive of a banking, financial or Wall Street entity, nor any regulators or employees at various government agencies charged and convicted for actions that clearly were violative of both the spirit and actual text of existing laws intended to protect the U.S. citizenry from financial tomfoolery, much of which led to the financial and economic meltdown in 2008 (with profoundly adverse economic effects that linger to this day), The Hon. Jon S. Corzine still remains optimistic that there is positive change in the air in terms of bringing about a more full, fair and impartial system that will ultimately dramatically mitigate against such future crimes of avarice and unmitigated greed.

In closing, as you take time to enjoy the upcoming holiday weekend with friends & family, The Hon. Jon S. Corzine  would like to remind everyone that he remains confident that we will inevitably have a more complete, fair and logical system of law & order than that which exists presently, and that those of us who always have and will continue to "play by the rules" will see their faith in our system of law & order restored.

 

Sincerely,

 

Emily Warburg-Rothschild

Executive Vice President at Dewey, Cheatam & Howe, PLLC

Chief Public Relations Agent for The Hon. Jon S. Corzine

 

*Dewey, Cheatam & Howe is the world's premier public relations and public opinion shaping consulting firm, with offices in London, New York City, Paris, Zurich, Naples, Tokyo, Dubai & Tel Aviv.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 23:09 | Link to Comment Daily Bail
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Brilliant stuff, Truth In Sunshine.

In case ZH readers missed this interview earlier today on Bloomberg.

It's worth the time.

Chris Whalen And Barry Ritholtz With Bloomberg's Tom Keene: "The Big 4 Banks Have To Cheat To Hide Their Insolvency"
Wed, 08/29/2012 - 06:58 | Link to Comment Hype Alert
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That was a good interview.  I'm just surprised Keene didn't try to fluff Krugman somewhere in that.  He doesn't miss too many opportunities.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 23:47 | Link to Comment dbomb12
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And dont forget the King of Kings Micheal Milken

indicted on 98 counts of racketeering and securities fraud in 1989 as the result of an insider trading investigation. After a plea bargain, he pled guilty to six securities and reporting violations but was never convicted of racketeering or insider trading. Milken was sentenced to ten years in prison and permanently barred from the securities industry by the Securities and Exchange Commission. After the presiding judge reduced his sentence for cooperating with testimony against his former colleagues and good behavior, he was released after less than two years.

And now runs the The Milken Institute

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 00:25 | Link to Comment FeralSerf
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That didn't keep him from comitting more securities fraud:

Michael Milken, 60,000 Deaths, and the Story of Dendreon 

http://www.fourwinds10.net/siterun_data/education/books/news.php?q=12470...

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:13 | Link to Comment ACP
Wed, 08/29/2012 - 01:10 | Link to Comment e-man
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Chinese banks step up lending in the US

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/90cd25de-ec9b-11e1-8e4a-00144feab49a.html#axzz24uMGkZbw

Finally, I can outsource my banking needs to China.   Whoohoo!

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 21:58 | Link to Comment AldousHuxley
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you forget that judges of justice are government employees....they work for the government running on tax revenues....of course they want foreign accounts taxed.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 23:34 | Link to Comment LMAOLORI
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So you must not have any problems then with Mitt Romney having his money in an off shore account then right? Good to hear because I'm more interested in what he does with my money!

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 07:05 | Link to Comment Hype Alert
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What does it matter?  If he took his money and bought a retirement home in that country, is that a crime?  Is that suspicious?  No. 

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 00:22 | Link to Comment Antifaschistische
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Yes Hux, but the Jury!  The Jury!  We still have some limited influence over the jury, even though honest ZHers would be immediately dismissed, we can still influence others...who may be on a jury.

IGNORE THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE JUDGES!!  FOLLOW YOUR HEART IF YOU CAN'T FOLLOW YOUR LOGIC.  DO NOT CONVICT FELLOW CITIZENS FOR MEANINGLESS PSEUDO-CRIMES.   THIS IS WHAT THE ESTABLISHMENT FEARS THE MOST.  A JURY RESISTANCE MOVEMENT!!

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 02:43 | Link to Comment Ar-Pharazôn
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and tell me, who puts judges at their seat?

 

dont know in USA but in Switzerland that's the political parties.....

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:01 | Link to Comment AldousHuxley
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Looks like Romney is going to jail

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:41 | Link to Comment bigwavedave
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Mitt Romney believes the writings of ancient prophets who lived on the American continent from approximately 2200 BC to AD 421.

And that my friends should tell you what we are in for. Have a quick glance at this and please tell me how this man can be the 'leader of the free world'?

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Mormon 

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:54 | Link to Comment tmosley
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Can sociopaths believe in any religion that doesn't put themselves at the top?

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 05:02 | Link to Comment Acet
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Sociopaths have no higher beliefs, be it religious or ideological since they have no concern whatsoever for other people and thus no morals.

They will, however, tell you whatever they think you need to hear in order for you to do what they want, including stating that they believe in X.

So is the nature of the socipath.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 07:44 | Link to Comment Monedas
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Obama claims to be a Christian .... a Rev. White Christian !

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 23:03 | Link to Comment jeff montanye
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imo religion is a matter of faith not evidence.

none of the cosmology/eschatology/teleology, whatever, seems more likely than another.

some of the ethical prescripts seem "kinder" but the supernaturalism is just that.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 23:09 | Link to Comment Vuke
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Well, if Mittens believes this stuff he can also believe in the power of derivatives, that "they hate us for our freedoms" and that foreigners are thankful for those drones circling overhead.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 23:56 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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I read up on the Mormon religion-wow. I'm Catholic and the Church has its moments - but that Mormonism is some f-ed up shit.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 00:09 | Link to Comment bigwavedave
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Great isn't it? I am going to write in Ron Paul/John Cleese 

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 00:16 | Link to Comment Dr. No
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That's what being a Protestant's all about. That's why it's the church for me. That's why it's the church for anyone who respects the individual and the individual's right to decide for him or herself. When Martin Luther nailed his protest up to the church door in fifteen-seventeen, he may not have realised the full significance of what he was doing, but four hundred years later, thanks to him, my dear, I can wear whatever I want on my John Thomas... 

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 05:05 | Link to Comment Offthebeach
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So old Joe comes back from the mugging camp and Mary is pregnant, but a angel did it. Mom's nuts and the kid, a a mommy's boy doesn't like chipping wide with dad, he rather prefers hearing voices like his mom. After a while he thinks he's God. G
he gets killedand his crew is taken over by a IRS guy that passes out a lot.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:03 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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People won't hit breaking point until there is a wardrobe malfunction on Monday night football. .... Now that's where the outrage belongs.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:24 | Link to Comment flacon
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I'm so fucking disconnected from the mainstream... tell me... do football players use their hands these days or is it still like in Europe where they only use their feet?

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 23:12 | Link to Comment Pure Evil
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Things have changed so much in the land of pussies and old farts, footballers now wear pink all over their uniforms in the hope of saving the ta-ta's. This is being done as an act of contrition for being too machismo in the past, and for having suffered helmet-on-helmet concussions that make men only think with their penis. Going forward we'll have them get sex change operations so they can start playing in the Lingerie Football League. Folks in these here parts won't be happy until all positions currently filled by men are replaced by women. And, due to the fact that we have an ongoing War on Women to go along with our War on Terrorism, our War on Drugs, and our War on Poverty, we need to subdue the masculine trait and replace it with free birth control and the monthly menses, er...., I mean womyneses.

Let the "I've Got A Dildo Vagina Monologues" begin.

(What's with the free birth control, I didn't know a vibrator could get you pregnant.)

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 01:48 | Link to Comment ShakaZulu
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Dude you may be pure evil (and Shaka our fearless leader would rather you didn't say that as he wishes to lay claim to that title), but--these are PURE facts.  First time in my adult-working-life I have pulled the plug on all TV, including Football, and I won't look back.

Now that they have ruined football, you just know the rest is completely doomed.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:03 | Link to Comment Zgangsta
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He wasn't convicted of tax evasion, but he was certainly doing so.

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-08-20/ex-credit-suisse-client-83-a...

“I knowingly and willfully failed to file FBARs with the IRS which would have disclosed the existence” of the Wegelin account, he told U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald. ‘I knowingly failed to pay taxes to and on the funds in these accounts.”

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 23:32 | Link to Comment island
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Yep, and hiding $5.7 million dollars.

I'm not saying he deserves 30 months - 37 months in prison (or even any prison time; some community service would be cool), but this isn't as innocuous as Simon makes it out to be (by omission).

 
Wed, 08/29/2012 - 01:38 | Link to Comment Midas
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Dammit!  I didn't realize this was a Simon Black article!  I gotta check that to save myself some time...

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 23:41 | Link to Comment defencev
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 But the guy not only failed to file the FBR form, he also failed to pay taxes.

Simon Black did not mention that. I doubt he could get a jail term if he paid taxes.

I did reach my breaking point: will ignore Black's bullshit from now on.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:09 | Link to Comment bob_dabolina
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As a parting note, I just want to remind readers once again that US taxpayers with foreign financial accounts are obliged to file form TDF 90-22.1 to the Department of Treasury each year by June 30th, as well as file IRS form 8938 and 1040 schedule B with your normal tax return each year.

Also please provide a urine sample, DNA test, and sperm sample. Please list all firearms, escape aircraft, and all political affiliations. You've provided everything else through your FB profile.

Live free! Vivat Imperitor!!

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:17 | Link to Comment docj
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I remember a BBC reporter back in the day (early 90's, I believe) when smoking bans were starting to be put in place across the US, signing-off on a report about said bans to his UK audience (sure, the irony abounds) with the following pithy quip...

And that's all tonight, from The Land of The Free!

Spoken with that perfect British accent, with emphasis on "LAND OF THE FREE!", of course, for effect.

"Land of the Free" - my posterior.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:10 | Link to Comment nah
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story boils down to nails and hammers

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:10 | Link to Comment max2205
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June 30th? Little late huh

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:17 | Link to Comment Little John
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rage fatigue

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:28 | Link to Comment Whatta
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that means they are winning. take 5, then watch either a few minutes of a Barak Hussein hopey-changey campaign speech or a few minutes of the GOP convention. The rage will be renewed.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:32 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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Simon Black fatigue.........

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:19 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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Shows where our PTB have their priorities.  This place is going downhill ever faster...  Prepare and take care.  Hard to believe how America has been changing for the worse.  It's not like what it used to be.

 

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 23:58 | Link to Comment Mithril
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This makes me sick to think I've defended this system that has given up on the Constitution and is backwards when it comes to criminal prosecution or justice. I am appalled... End the Fed on it's centennial and put some fucking honest ethics and enforce with our Constitution!
:-(

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:24 | Link to Comment cxl9
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The only real crime is defiance of state authority. The specifics of the act are irrelevant. In modern times it was the War on Drugs which completely decoupled the victim from a crime. Since a crime no longer requires a victim, it can quite simply be anything. Any act at all. What was it Ayn Rand wrote? The only real power the State has is the power to punish criminals. We shall make it a crime to smell the flowers.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 23:16 | Link to Comment Bawneee Fwank
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Why cops fear SHTF

http://youtu.be/RVmGWLsn0iM

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 00:06 | Link to Comment Demonoid
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Wow.

That stuff doesn't make me sick, it makes me pissed. Very.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 00:12 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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they ALL really have an us vs them mentality now. They want to put gun lockers in the local High Schools now. What does this teach kids about fearing authority?

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:24 | Link to Comment saycheeeese
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Pretty soon, nobody will want a US client ! So welcome to Free Auschwitz America where the dream come true when you are TBTF, Corzine and or any other " important" bankster.
As a foreigner... If you now "help" a. US citizen to financially transact outside the USA.... You are potentially liable for any wrongdoing as per Lex Americana.
US citizen.... We wish you luck in your virtual land of freedom!

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:24 | Link to Comment saycheeeese
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Pretty soon, nobody will want a US client ! So welcome to Free Auschwitz America where the dream come true when you are TBTF, Corzine and or any other " important" bankster.
As a foreigner... If you now "help" a. US citizen to financially transact outside the USA.... You are potentially liable for any wrongdoing as per Lex Americana.
US citizen.... We wish you luck in your virtual land of freedom!

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 09:31 | Link to Comment Ayn NY
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Not pretty soon, now. Go try opening a Swiss bank account with a US passport.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:26 | Link to Comment bob_dabolina
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I just wanted to point something out.

TDF 90-22.1

IRS 8938 and 1040 are racist in nature.

You had to have a photo ID to have had documents needed to fill out these forms.

Minororites are clearly being disenfranchised and are not afforded this same privilege. If all minorities aren't provided a foreign bank account by the US government by 12:00am tomorrow, then the Republicans are clearly racists and Mitt Romney is clearly leading this bigoted charge.

 

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 23:12 | Link to Comment New_Meat
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Local radio wag keeps saying: "Don't treat me anyway special, just treat me like an illegal alien."

- Ned

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 08:17 | Link to Comment Rakshas
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.....by minority do you mean people with jobs and not on food stamp programs and not living in a four wheeled condominium ???? ........ just askin'

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:33 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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For sheer epic stupidity run amuck, nothing can top the following story:

Final Evidence: The USA Has Gone Crazy

Deaf Three-Year-Old Not Allowed to Sign His Name Because It Violates Preschool’s Weapons Policy

August 28, 2012 "Information Clearing House" ---- A deaf preschooler in Grand Island, Nebraska, has been prohibited from signing his own name because school administrators believe the gesture he uses looks too much like a gun.

Story and video here:
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32311.htm

I mean really...

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:40 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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However it IS acceptable to teach little Timmy that having two Daddies that butt fuck in the living room is perfectly normal, and in fact necessary.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 23:44 | Link to Comment CaptainObvious
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It IS necessary.  We must introduce the concept of butt fucking at a very early age so they won't bleat so much when they get ass raped by the government at every turn as they grow older. 

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 23:47 | Link to Comment bigwavedave
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It isn't called 'Greek Style' for nothin'

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 23:49 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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I'm teaching my kids how to run a Glock.............

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 00:01 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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9mm or .40? I've got my eye on one of those little beauties. I think I will base my decision on what the most popular caliber to "pick up" when the SHTF

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 00:55 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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.

9mm or .40? I've got my eye on one of those little beauties. I think I will base my decision on what the most popular caliber to "pick up" when the SHTF

I'd recommend a .40 since there will be assloads of free ammo once the bureautards overseeing it are "made redundant".

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 12:20 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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Yes. This.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 00:13 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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Yes, clearly homophobia is a much more noble trait to teach a child.

Perhaps after that lesson you might want to teach them how to be a vivisectionist. No doubt that is a skill that will come in handy when they grow up and find themselves roaming the highways and byways of America like Henry Lee Lucas.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 00:16 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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so you condone sodomy between men-this is something you will be telling your children is a totally natural act? how about bestiality? is that cool-it's betwen 2 of God's creatures-right?

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 07:42 | Link to Comment MagicHandPuppet
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Who gives a shit if two men fuck? What do you want? The Gubment to get involved to they can use magic myth books of hope to establish what is right or wrong and hold other's to their standard? Is a man's asshole not his own property to condone what gets inserted himself? Or does his asshole belong to you so you get to approve what goes in and out of it?

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 09:44 | Link to Comment JOYFUL
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funny how the right to alternative modalities of sexual expression gets twisted into coinciding with anti-statist arguments there...and how very selective yu be about who has the right to decide what goes in and out of their orifices...

 

ask the millions of children who have been tortured, abused, prostituted and\or killed for the pleasure of the politico\judicial klass, and the profit of their mossad masters (who remain sheltered and protected by a system which deliberately konfuses moral relativism with krimes of power in order to krush opposition to their evil agenda)what choices they had in deciding that matter.

outside of yur solipism, the fact is that the state is the guardian and perpetuator of sexual hegemony...disguised as a civil rights issue...in which kriminals for whom power is the only remaining aphrodisiac serially select innoncents to destroy, and then demands complicit silence from a public to numbed down to even defend their own.

The poster who linked to the Dutroux affair here would have done well to also have linked to the article on the same blog which details the Merikan version of the same institutionally abetted abuse of children by sexual psychopaths high up in the state apparatus...http://aangirfan.blogspot.se/2008/11/torture-of-american-children-by-us.... - I would have hoped that if anything would have brought Merikans to the breaking point, it would have been these outrages....but apparently nothing matters anymore.

Yur argument is a sly and specious defense of evil incarnate. May the Devil take yu sir!

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 11:30 | Link to Comment boiltherich
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Dear Otto you flaming closet case, it is a natural act for those who are gay, just as fucking your female of choice is for you.  You live your life your way and I will live mine, you give me problems and I will give you problems.  I won't force you to have sex with or marry people you do not like - in ways you do not want to - but you got no damned business telling others how they have to mate in return.  People who whine and attack others about orientation are themselves the sickest of the bunch, but don't take my word for it, you can disagree with Scietific American reporting on now MULTIPLE studies showing that homophobia is a good indication that the homophobe is probably gay themselves even if they will not admit it...

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=homophobes-might-be-hidden-homosexuals

 

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 12:05 | Link to Comment JOYFUL
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homophobe, anti-semitic, yabba yabba...

trot out all the usual progressive slanders to stymie yur opponent, and if that's doesn't work, have a hissy fit or something...

everybody opposed to the imposition of a sio-nazi totalitarian big brother state in which phoney 'diversity' is propagandized and then mandated, by progressive nitwits who talk down to everybody outside their klique, is not, perforce anti-anything, nor displaying phobic behaviour...that whole dimwit Viennese pyschobabble is old, ol sock...as is yur progdylite schtick...

some folks just wanna live free of yur perverted cabbalistic materialism. End of story.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 11:56 | Link to Comment boiltherich
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Lunatic, you spend WAYYYYY too much time visualizing gay sex, really occupies your mind does it?

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 23:14 | Link to Comment Bawneee Fwank
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I am naming my son "shooter" for this reason...Just to piss lib bitch cunts off.  Plus, I think its a kick ass name.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 00:24 | Link to Comment 3ringmike
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i named mine 'gunner' and he seems to be doing o.k.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 00:37 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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i named mine 'Sue' and he's a little ass-kicker

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 00:58 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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If you have twins, consider naming them Handgun Murder and Violent Overthrow.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 03:55 | Link to Comment GlomarHabu
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Why mess around. Name the kid Adolf Hitler or Josef Stalin.

 

 

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:40 | Link to Comment icanhasbailout
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many lawmakers no doubt have very specific reasons to agree that child porn is the lesser crime, I'm sure

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:43 | Link to Comment YesWeKahn
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For the same reason as attacking Iraq for the name of freedom rather than North Korea.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:50 | Link to Comment roadsnbridges
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Can you post more crap and ignore the RNC?

Teleprompters are present, and only fatboy Christie is using them.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:58 | Link to Comment bigwavedave
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Next. Christie will be recommending 'Austerity" with a side of Self Discipline washed down with a dose of Willpower. 

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 00:03 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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I would find it more easier to listen to this guy- but his lack of willpower in the eating dept turns me off.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 01:01 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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.

Can you post more crap and ignore the RNC?

Here is the entire RNC compressed into five minutes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRR3wPESDJQ

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 22:51 | Link to Comment ceilidh_trail
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One rule for the swells, another for us. Hard to believe that we aren't raising hell about the Corzining of all those MF'ers left to hang. Just taken as routine anymore... Anyone hear anything more about another bank on the brink?

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 23:10 | Link to Comment New_Meat
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Weston, MA is a hotbed of >0.5%-ers.  He probably didn't get the memo. - Ned

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 23:11 | Link to Comment q99x2
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Imprison the FED under NDAA as financial terrorists. Send them to Gitmo.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 23:19 | Link to Comment Atomizer
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The US BAR association caseloads have been dropping over time. Creating gay marriage rights helps them become employable by taking 50% earnings away from other successful carpet muncher income’s. The British Accredited Registry has already reeled in open borders to support the Sharia Law revenue stream in UK.  

http://www.barcouncil.org.uk/


Looking at the big picture will help you make better decisions. Plan A, then plan B… Central Planner's integration efforts are tested and retested. Failure only means redeployment by examining another localized subject groups.

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 23:23 | Link to Comment SafelyGraze
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we created a monster

or someone did

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greatest_Generation

there's your irony for you

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 23:26 | Link to Comment Camtender
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Come on guys, makes perfect sense to me.  The Gov (SEC) needs your tax revenues so they can pay lawyers all day to look at the Porn.  All it took Fuld to get off (no pun intended) was to send a years subscription of Jugs to all the top SEC prosecutors.  

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 23:33 | Link to Comment Lord Koos
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Cry me a river.  If some wealthy dude wants to keep his money outside of the USA, then he should keep himself outside of the USA too.  Disclaimer, I live in Thailand.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 00:04 | Link to Comment CaptainObvious
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The second Some Wealthy Dude informs the USSA that he wants to keep himself outside of the USSA, the USSA demands that he transfer a healthy chunk of his money back to the USSA.  It's called the "exit tax".  They get you coming and going here. 

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 05:41 | Link to Comment Year of Living ...
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@Lord Koos -- perhaps this doesn't pertain to you, but if you are US citizen and you have more than US$10K in aggregate in foreign accounts at any time throughout the year (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f90221.pdf), then you must report. Disclaimer, I live in Indonesia, and $10K is not a lot of money even by local standards, so I'd say that this is not just about "wealthy dudes".

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 23:46 | Link to Comment intric8
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They were looking to make an example of someone publicly, and they found their man in Wajsfelner. Tryin to scare everyone else. There are many thousands of americans out there as guilty or even more as this dude, and for what, not reporting 500 bucks of income from 5 years ago made in another country? Even when you payed taxes for it in that country? The govt is behaving desperately and is beyond stupid already.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 06:15 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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didn't you read the article?

his tax liability is not the central issue :>  n.o.t.

he can make all the money he wants but if he keeps it in an offshore account or even has the account with $1 in it he must report the account

like if he was in massachusetts banking, and wanted to bank with stateStreet?  doesn't he need a social security number or some "id"?  for the goobermint? and the bank too?  i think i would! 

if the government is behaving desperately, why don't you close your accounts here and show some solidarity?

no-ID-banking for all americans?

is that the republicunts?  i KNOW it ain't the democrappers!  but it might be a good idea.  why doesn't someone address it?  besides me, i mean...

so if he goes offshore he doesn't hafta let "them" know he has an ACCOUNT?

usta be.  i think they changed that for some reason

maybe you didn't get the memo either?  too much TV again?

trying to evaluate this case without more facts is roughly analogous to trying to evaluate how the FED is doing when you don't know their job descrition;  what are they trying to do"  how are they doing with THAT?  not what they were maybe trying to do before the new L.A.W.

if you don't have the facts and information to evaluate from, ya can't!

don't blame slewie!  logic is logic without ME! 

if you think it is a good idea to give the IRS a REASON to come after you because a sex criminal didn't get the book thrown at him or her for some 'reason',  or a border "agent", good luck at your sentencing no matter where you were BORN

no speek inglis?  that's the ticket!  we can get you a translator for the swahili, ok?  the point is:>  we want an anser here, ok?

SAME as we told the sex criminals!  didn't they hafta answer too? 

or did dCasey and his "analysts" fool you again

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 06:50 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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my first job which wasn't for "cash" (mowing lawns, cleaning fish, caddying and gambling in the caddy shack)  was for $1.25/ hour which was the minimum wage;  i was a kid not old enough to work without "papers" and "permission"

but i got a job for 40 hours a week (i was connected!) and grossed $50!  after all the fuking taxes i think i "took home" $37.50l  on friday.  over 90 CENTS and hour!

i bought a transistor radio!  no more vacuum tubes for me!

i worked all summer (b/c of the damned connections) and went back to caddying and cutting grass the next year for some reason...

babysitters made $1 i think

and they would let me sneak over and play with their titties while they were getting paid!

one of my 1 year-older friends got a union job at a pharma company and made over $3!  and he got overtime and-a-half! a junior!

he punched the time-clock and slewie looped and did titties at night

and we did a bit of drinking together between titties too...

trust me

fake draft card IDs and the beers were like 50 cents in a bar with a juke box

by the time i made it to 'nam i think i still made a little under $1 and hour

but the beers were only 10 cents! and nobody really made you pay if you had got cleaned out by either gambling OR mama-san OR of course, baby-san.  again

trouble ahead, trouble behind...
i've had so much slavery i don't even mind...
...anymore...

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 00:04 | Link to Comment JOYFUL
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Simon scores a knockout with this piece, leaving his many detractors slack-jawed and reeling....

with envy, for having the nerve to say it like it is...

yáll live in a sio-nazi designed outlier of hell, an upside down world of pretended plenty, a sticky, kandy-floss koncentration kamp lorded over by korrupted politico\judicial kapos, who jump to the kommand of their dual citiizened overlords...

a place where straight sex, straight tradin, straight shootin & straight talk are all konsigned to the dustbin of history, so that a millenialist klan of kooks can loot the lot o yu...and laugh at yur befuddlement as they go about it in broad daylight...whilst prancing poltroons talk endlessly about their hordes of shiny and the firepower with which to defend it...

and the manager of the man who was supposed to represent the sole alternative to the red\blue buffoonery takes home $600,000 for his work in herding potential opposition into the 'free speech zone' where their efforts can be safely dissipated in the run up to Merika's final fantasy [s]election.

Merika. Leave free or die on yur knees.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 00:05 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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alot of ZHers hate Simon-but I find his outside-looking-in view of the US refreshing. plus hanging out in Europe these days must be wild.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 03:00 | Link to Comment Ar-Pharazôn
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he's not so different from the system.

 

he tells you what he want, not everything.

 

as the 80+ yo had 5 milions and more in foreign accounts.

 

i dont like the idea of a 80+ yo in jail, but he kinda asked for it

 

Regards Arphy

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 00:01 | Link to Comment reader2010
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"They hate our freedom." - Geroge W.

"FREEDOM IS SLAVERY." - George Orwell

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 00:46 | Link to Comment Xibalba
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disgusting

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 00:09 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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This tax stuff sucks- but it also means the govt is desperate and realizes the deep shit it is in. there is not enough $ in all of switzerland-let alone tax dodging $ to save the US now. I will be doing my part by only buying the basics,staying in cash(in my possession) and starving the beast

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 03:37 | Link to Comment mytwocentimes
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ZH is a daily read for me - both the insight and the foresight knock me out on a regular basis.

I was shocked to read about a this case so I did the Google ... this is worth reading the first few pages 

Link Here http://1.usa.gov/Tszucp
Wed, 08/29/2012 - 03:51 | Link to Comment GlomarHabu
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And Mark Hurbert over at Marketwatch should be fined for not knowing shit about gold but constanatly writing about it.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 04:10 | Link to Comment JJSF
Wed, 08/29/2012 - 04:13 | Link to Comment hico11
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starve the beast is right

insurrection with arms or gandhi-like civil disobedience can't work against the modern nation-state apparatus in its present form. The only way to beat it to death is to leave it and let it strangle itself. Thus, a fear of a big enough percentage of ppl leaving the system for safer climes .... means they need draconian laws as a first line of defense.

this has been going on for several years ... requiring foreign banks to snitch on Americans or be locked out of the SWIFT system, etc.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 04:26 | Link to Comment Whoahthere
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All of you Fucks who think it is all going to change at the ballot box, please bend over.   Guns, ammo, pitchforks and justice. Start with the grandkids of the banksters and work your way up.  Easy pickins. There is no other way and it can only happen in America - the land that loses so much freedom every day so willingly, and yet is so blind-sided on a daily basis. Stupidity at its finest. Thanks America.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 06:04 | Link to Comment Peter Pan
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Apparently this fellow had $5.7 million in his account, which this posting omits to mention.

No saint by any measure.

Perhaps Mr Waysfelner should have re-routed his cash back into the country and bought real estate with it which does not attract any questions.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 08:01 | Link to Comment Vooter
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He's "no saint" because he had $5.7 million in his bank account???

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 06:36 | Link to Comment I should be working
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So a US customs agent is a pedophile.

Hmm, I can't wait until I have kids and we have to go though customs and get a "pat down."

Land of the free and home of the brave, right...

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 06:37 | Link to Comment Disenchanted
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“The essence of all slavery consists in taking the product of another’s labor by force. It is immaterial whether this force be founded upon ownership of the slave or ownership of the money that he must get to live.”
— Leo Tolstoy

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 06:53 | Link to Comment orangegeek
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Hopey Changey strikes again. Thanks for coming out Barry.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 06:53 | Link to Comment orangegeek
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Hopey Changey strikes again. Thanks for coming out Barry.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 07:22 | Link to Comment Slightly Insane
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The crime, "a failure to report ...."  ( a foreign bank account).  What next, "a failure to report that you purchased a painting from a friend soon to be famous"?   (Failure to report an asset?)

The crime is "a failure to report ..."   If this does not make your blood boil, then you have already been infected with Ebola-Zaire virus.  I beleive that this is just another tyrannical rule designed to condition the "monkey" in the cage for the next round of shock treatment.  This is no different then the TSA frisking an 85 year old woman with a calostomy bag or a six year old boy in training pants.  The system is beyond corrupt.  This reminds me of the movie "Brazil" .... where will it end?   The psychopaths have taken over our government.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 10:52 | Link to Comment UgglyBetty
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You are not insane in the least... the next round of crimes against the State will be a failure to report how come you have enough money to spend at the groceries. Soon those who eat each day will be treated as suspicious by default. "Where did you get that kind of money with a legal activity?"
Also, they want slaves... and slaves must not be well fed so they present the least resistance.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 07:36 | Link to Comment Slightly Insane
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They (the Government) claims that the former german failed to report "income in excess of threshold" from this foreign bank account (as he had $3.99 million).  That income from "any source" had to be reported on one of several IRS pieces of paper.  What this tells me, is that any activity (whereby you fail to report 100% of your income) shall result in a "similar crime".  How many of our elected (and un-elected) officials fail to report the use of a tax-payer provided benefits, (otherwise income)?  I would bet that 95% of all politicians could be found guilty of "income in excess of threshold" .... not reported.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 07:54 | Link to Comment Quinvarius
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Just bury it on American soil and skip the paperwork.  I doubt your wealth is safe in a foreign bank either.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 07:54 | Link to Comment Monedas
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I'm gonna get a skin graft, race change operation .... then report to social services and curl up on their doorstep .... pwease take care of me !

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 07:58 | Link to Comment redd_green
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Welll, Tyler, Jacques Wajsfelner was stealing from us. These rich people hide money i foreign bank acconts to avoid paying US taxes.  If you haven't noticed,  the US tax base is falling apart.  Only someone like Jacques Wajsfelner with millions to hide could get away with it over the many years.    The punishments are ridiculous, way outside of anything we could consider constitutional, but there needs to be enforcement and fines. 

 

Dude, at a time when bridges and roads and school systems are falling apart, these bastards who hide millions, tens of millions, hundreds of millions overseas and never pay a dime in taxes on that money, don't have a lot of sympathy from me.   Maybe you're more kind hearted.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 14:07 | Link to Comment mkkby
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2 weeks 5 days.  Paid troll.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 08:58 | Link to Comment jjsilver
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it's all designed to keep the slaves inline. If you are a UNITED STATES citizen then you are a slave, don't be a slave.

 

The Three United States
http://deoxy.org/lib/3us.htm

“Citizenship for Dummies”
http://www.supremelaw.org/authors/mitchell/citizenship.for.dummies.htm

Two Political Jurisdictions:  "National" government v. "Federal/General" government"
http://www.famguardian.org/Subjects/Taxes/Remedies/USvUSA.htm

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 09:35 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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I get stumped trying to figure out why possession of kiddie porn is a crime in the first place.  Manufacture of kiddie porn, sure, obviously.  I can even see criminalizing the sale/distribution of kiddie porn.

But possession?  WTF is the point in that?  Isn't it better to have the pedophiles at home spanking it than being tempted at some kid's soccer game?

As far as I'm concerned, "synthetic" kiddie porn should be legal.  As long as no kids are involved in the production, it strikes me about as harmless as watching gruesome horror movies.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 16:30 | Link to Comment Sparkey
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Blunderdog, watch your porno on your cable or sattelite pay for view, there are chanels that specialize in the rape of young girls, the man's face is never seen just the children crying helplessly, this is a free speech issue, protected by the Constitution.

The greatest Orwellian attack on reason is the characterization of this as "Adult" entertainment, no person with an "adult" mind can see these acts and sleep at night. A society which doesn't protect it's innocents and vunerables isn't really civilized at all. An obsession with Pornography is a symptom of emotional infantalism, of a mind so inadequate that it finds it's power in imagining it's self raping children.

I don't mean to imply that you favor or practice these things Blunderdog, just that; If our Civil servant had confined himself to his TV no one would have ever known what it was that amused him.

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