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  • The Alarming Reason the Government Confiscated Money From a Member of Glenn Beck’s Staff

    06/17/2014 4:58:58 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 51 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com/ ^ | June 17, 2014 | Erica Ritz
    Let’s say you take out a safety deposit box for precious family heirlooms, or create a bank account for your children that you don’t make transactions with regularly. How long would it take you to realize that the government has actually confiscated your property, sometimes without even informing you? That’s what happened to Glenn Beck’s chief of staff, Joe Kerry, and countless other Americans across the United States, many of whom are unaware that the state can legally take hold of your possessions if your account shows no signs of activity for a certain period of time. snip “I guess...
  • CT cop will be glad to break down door of legal gun owner.

    03/10/2014 8:00:40 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 64 replies
    Guns and freedom ^ | 3/8/2014 | Gun ammo
    The CT cop told him, “I cannot wait to get the order to kick your door in.” This comment comes on the heals of another story in which a CT Lieutenant told a woman over the phone that she was anti-American
  • Russian servicemen confiscate weapons in Crimea region

    03/01/2014 11:26:34 PM PST · by Salman · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Mar 2, 2014 1:51am EST | (Reporting by Timothy Heritage, editing by Elizabeth Piper)
    Russian military servicemen have taken weapons from a radar base and naval training facility in Ukraine's Crimea region and urged personnel to side with the peninsula's "legitimate" leaders, Interfax news agency said on Sunday. It quoted a Ukrainian Defense Ministry source as saying the Russian servicemen had taken pistols, rifles and ammunition cartridges from the radar post near in the town of Sudak and taken them away by car. Another group of Russian military had also removed weapons from a Ukrainian navy training centre in the port city of Sevastopol, where Russia's Black Sea Fleet also has a base.
  • Exclusive: Feds confiscate investigative reporter’s confidential files during raid

    10/25/2013 12:00:59 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-25-2013 | Alex Pappas
    A veteran Washington D.C. investigative journalist says the Department of Homeland Security confiscated a stack of her confidential files during a raid of her home in August — leading her to fear that a number of her sources inside the federal government have now been exposed. In an interview with The Daily Caller, journalist Audrey Hudson revealed that the Department of Homeland Security and Maryland State Police were involved in a predawn raid of her Shady Side, Md. home on Aug. 6. Hudson is a former Washington Times reporter and current freelance reporter. A search warrant obtained by TheDC indicates...
  • [Video] BREAKING: NJ State Senators Caught on Open Mic Saying They Need a Bill to CONFISCATE Guns

    05/10/2013 3:00:20 PM PDT · by blueyon · 79 replies
    Guns Saves Lives ^ | May 10, 2013 | None listed
    [Video] BREAKING: NJ State Senators Caught on Open Mic Saying They Need a Bill to CONFISCATE Guns.. You will need to turn speakers way up around the 0:15 mark to hear as they aren’t speaking directly into the mic. In the above vido we hear remarks by several NJ State Senators talking about guns after a session had ended. We can assume they didn’t know the mic was still recording. The discussion is as follows: “We needed a bill that was going to confiscate, confiscate, confiscate.” “They [gun owners] want to keep the guns out of the hands of the...
  • Top 5 Weirdest Items Confiscated by the TSA

    04/05/2013 10:54:02 AM PDT · by TSA-Watch · 15 replies
    TSA Watch ^ | 04/5/2013 | TSA Watch
    We all know what jackbooted thugs TSA agents can be. Between the gropings and stopping the insidious smuggling of toothpaste, peanut butter and more than 3 oz. of just about any liquid, it’s a wonder that they have time for anything else.Every year, the TSA confiscates hundreds of thousands of items. Last year alone, over 880,000 items were confiscated or recovered after being left behind. Some of these items are dangerous, some are illegal, and some are just plain weird.confiscated by the TSA.
  • Obama Begins Push to Confiscate IRA’s & 401k’s

    11/16/2012 11:45:13 PM PST · by rocksandbroncs · 116 replies
    Silver Doctors ^ | November 16, 2012 | The Doc
    It may be time to take the tax hit and withdraw funds from private retirement accounts before they are forced into long term T-bonds. The Obama administration is reportedly quickly moving on plans to nationalize private 401k and IRA retirement accounts, and replace them with government sponsored annuities(aka Treasury bonds that the Treasury currently can’t sell to anyone but the Fed). National Seniors Council Director Robert Crone warns: “This whole issue is moving forward very quickly. Already there is a bill requiring all businesses to automatically enroll their employees in IRA plans in which part of every employee’s paycheck would...
  • Cops Confiscate Cameras at Ohio Congressman’s Town Hall (Chabot)

    08/24/2011 6:43:47 PM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 143 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/24/2011 | Kurt Nimmo
    A congressman from Ohio had cops grab the cameras of constituents during a town hall meeting. Steve Chabot, a Republican, had cell phones and cameras confiscated in order to “prevent an embarrassing Youtube video from making the rounds,” according to Carlos Miller, who runs a blog documenting efforts by the state to stifle the First Amendment rights of photographers. Police said the cameras were taken “to protect the constituents.” A local television station, however, was allowed to videotape the meeting and the brazen move by Chabot and the cops.
  • Which Executive order Allows the Gov't to Confiscate 401Ks?

    02/27/2011 8:23:52 AM PST · by originalbuckeye · 43 replies
    2/27/11 | originalbuckeye
    Which executive order will allow the Feds to take our savings?
  • FEDS Confiscate Property Rights and Impose Federal Zoning

    09/20/2010 5:19:18 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 20, 2010 | Bonner Cohen
    Obama’s Ocean Policy Initiative: Washington’s latest power grab As if the sputtering U.S. economy weren’t in enough trouble already, the Obama administration is cooking up a new scheme that will extend the heavy hand of Washington to somewhere it has never gone before. Unveiled with precious little fanfare on July 19 in the form of an Executive Order, the White House’s Ocean Policy Initiative will subject America’s waterways — oceans, rivers, bays, estuaries, and the Great Lakes — to federal zoning. Under the scheme, these areas would be managed according to the Orwellian-sounding notion of “coastal and marine spatial planning.”...
  • Is the Obama Regime About to Confiscate Your Savings?

    02/26/2010 1:09:19 AM PST · by Lexluthor69 · 63 replies · 3,033+ views
    The Silent Majority ^ | 02-26-10 | J.D. Longstreet
    There is no question but that The Obama Regime has plans for your savings. Obama’s Treasury Department and even the Labor Department are already investigating "the conversion of 401(k) savings and Individual Retirement Accounts into annuities or other steady payment streams." Ok, let me see if I can break it down for you. What Obama is planning to do is: Take you savings, the money you have squirreled away for your retirement in 401-K’s and IRA’s, and hand you an IOU with which they will promise to pay you a small annuity each month of your retirement.
  • Palestinian officials confiscate merchandise produced in settlements

    12/25/2009 11:28:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 1,226+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 12/25/09 | Amira Hass
    Palestinian officials are confiscating merchandise produced in West Bank settlements as part of Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's plan to remove all goods made in the settlements from Palestinian markets by the end of next year. Although the government banned goods from settlements some time ago, it only launched a concerted effort to enforce the ban a few months ago. Sources in the National Economy Ministry said that NIS 651,982 worth of goods were confiscated and disposed of in the second week of December alone. The goods included Ahava cosmetics and toiletries, plastic products, long-life milk made in the Golan, Mei...
  • Gold Confiscation Due To Dollar Over Issuance

    09/22/2009 8:51:15 AM PDT · by h20skier66 · 27 replies · 1,366+ views
    Commodity News Center ^ | 9/22/09 | Julian Phillips
    The vast over-issuance of the U.S. $ internationally, has debauched its international value. In time this will lead to hugely falling buying power and translate into very high prices for the resources of the world. Few believe the plans put forward to reduce quantitative easing will work as expected, as this will simply return the world to recession or worse still, depression. Such liquidity reductions can only take place in a climate where confidence can be maintained as money tightening kicks in. This is not just inside the States but globally. So 'confidence' in the $ and its future value...
  • Zimbabwe's Central Bank Raids Private Bank Accounts

    04/29/2009 10:55:34 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies · 446+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 25 April 2009 | John Semmens
    Zimbabwe's Central Bank Governor, Gideon Gono, said the central bank has taken funds from private accounts to help cover the government’s deficit. “The private property of the few cannot be allowed to impede the government from meeting the needs of the many,” Gono explained. “We have already taxed everything that can be taxed. We have already tried inflating our way out of financial difficulty. We were at our wits end when someone pointed out that many foreign firms had deposits in our banks and that there was nothing they could do to stop us from taking this money.” Gono stressed...
  • Limbaugh Elaborates on NY Tax 'Tipping Point' Departure; Claims Auditors Wanted to Search His . . .

    04/09/2009 12:23:46 PM PDT · by hripka · 73 replies · 4,674+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 8, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    It's been all over the news - Rush Limbaugh packing up camp and abandoning his operations in New York City. It's been the subject of a Jon Stewart "The Daily Show" tirade [0] and even drew the attention of New York Gov. David Paterson [0]. Limbaugh appeared on Fox News Channel's April 8 "Your World with Neil Cavuto" [1] and explained why he was leaving and how he felt about those that were glad he was leaving. "Well, if they're glad I'm leaving, Neil, then I assume that the governor of New York, the unelected governor - has no interest...
  • "Democrat" 401K Confiscation Proposal is "Republican" Mandatory Savings Plan

    11/15/2008 2:47:36 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 41 replies · 3,034+ views
    John Birch Society ^ | 11/15/2008 | Eagle USA
    Monday, 10 November 2008 06:32 "Democrats in the U.S. House have been conducting hearings on proposals to confiscate workers’ personal retirement accounts — including 401(k)s and IRAs — and convert them to accounts managed by the Social Security Administration." That was the lead sentence in an article entitled, "Dems Target Private Retirement Accounts," published in the Carolina Journal on November 4th. With those alarming openers, the article has gone viral over the last week — at least among those who advocate less government interference in their economic lives. Unfortunately, the Carolina Journal is only telling half of the story —...
  • Lebanon says it will confiscate weapons (if seen in southern Lebanon, including Hezbollah's)

    09/14/2006 9:27:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 346+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/14/06 | Henry Meyer - ap
    BEIRUT, Lebanon - Lebanon's prime minister vowed Thursday that his army will confiscate any weapons it encounters in southern Lebanon, while the Islamic militant group Hezbollah accused Israel of "flagrant violations" of the month-old cease-fire. Israel denied it was violating the truce. The comments reflected the tensions underneath a truce that has survived longer than many expected. The United Nations said the cease-fire was holding up well. Hezbollah boasts its fighters remain in towns and villages near the border with Israel, highlighting the challenge faced by the Lebanese army and U.N. peacekeepers who are to patrol a buffer zone between...
  • Occidental seeks over $1 bln in damages from Ecuador

    05/18/2006 2:15:11 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 20 replies · 1,035+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5-18-06 | Staff
    NEW YORK, May 18 (Reuters) - Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OXY.N: Quote, Profile, Research) is seeking damages totaling more than $1 billion as part of an arbitration claim against the Ecuadorean government for seizing its assets, a company spokesman said on Thursday. The U.S. oil producer has also terminated all local employees in Ecuador and is relocating its expatriate staff, the spokesman said.
  • Latin Lunacy Spreads To Ecuador (Guess who behind it)

    05/18/2006 7:15:25 AM PDT · by Isara · 18 replies · 1,127+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/17/2006 | Editor
    Latin America: Ecuador's government deserves all the trouble it's got coming now that it's decided expropriation is the way to get rich. But the trouble won't come from the U.S. It's headed their way from Ecuadoreans....The loss of Ecuador's hard-won free-trade pact with the U.S., something it was on the razor's edge of signing, is virtually guaranteed. Ecuador also will probably lose all practical access to U.S. markets when its 2006 Andean trade preferences expire.Two free-trade-pact neighbors, Peru and Colombia, will gladly help themselves to Ecuador's market share in exports of flowers, shrimp and other regional specialties. About 60% of...
  • If You're Cheating on Your Taxes...

    04/16/2006 3:37:14 PM PDT · by FoxInSocks · 23 replies · 1,356+ views
    BusinessWeek Online via AOL ^ | April 17, 2006 | Howard Gleckman
    States and the IRS are mining personal and business data to sniff out scofflaws The Texas comptroller's Office suspected for years that well-heeled Lone Star citizens were buying big-ticket private planes out of state to dodge sales taxes. But the tax collector couldn't prove it. Then the agency installed new computer technology that matched federal airplane registrations with state tax records. In just the past six months, Texas has collected $5 million in unpaid taxes from 43 scofflaws. As tax season nears its Apr. 15 peak, revenue agencies are reaching for a software tool kit that has long been popular...
  • No one is allowed to be armed. We're going to take all the guns.

    09/13/2005 12:17:14 PM PDT · by tjbravo · 190 replies · 3,908+ views
    http://www.reason.com/hod/dk091005.shtml ^ | September 10, 2005 | Dave Kopel
    In the nearly two weeks since Hurricane Katrina, the government of New Orleans has devolved from its traditional status as an elective kleptocracy into something far more dangerous: an anarcho-tyranny that refuses to protect the public from criminals while preventing people from protecting themselves. At the orders of New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, the New Orleans Police, the National Guard, the Oklahoma National Guard, and U.S. Marshals have begun breaking into homes at gunpoint, confiscating their lawfully-owned firearms, and evicting the residents. "No one is allowed to be armed. We're going to take all the guns," says P. Edwin Compass...
  • Venezuela: War on private property?

    01/11/2005 7:31:00 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 4 replies · 369+ views
    Veneconomy (Venezuela) ^ | Jan. 11, 2005 | Staff
    The war to the death against big estates decreed by President Chávez in the Poliedro put paid to the illusions held by many who still believed that the government was going to act rationally and within the confines of the law. ... This Commission will have a “constitutional mandate” to incorporate the land it considers “idle, abandoned or underused” into “the productive process of the country,” according to the Decree on the Reorganization of the Ownership and Use of Land Suitable for Agricultural Use. The land so considered will be handed over to groups of the population and organized communities...
  • Land seizure and the delinquency of the Venezuelan state

    01/10/2005 10:55:10 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 196+ views
    Venezuela News and Views ^ | Jan. 11, 2005 | Daniel Duquenal
    These past days have been rich in demonstrations that the Venezuelan state is sinking fast into some type of tribal units ruled by weapons. Sunday's papers reflected the marvelous contradictions in which we live, making Gabriel Garcia Marquez an illuminated amateur. I wanted to start with the latest on the seizure of El Charcote, that X-thousand acres ranch in Cojedes part of a group of ranches owned by British interests. I use the X as a number since the true extent of the land owned, and by whom, has become the mystery du jour. And the source of quite a...
  • Che lives!

    01/10/2005 10:34:02 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 738+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 11, 2005 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    The land-grabbing ranch expropriators in Venezuela are doing their stealing of lands in Che Guevara tee shirts! Che's not just a nostalgic relic of the past, he is the live image of the recrudescence of communism in action. The Financial Times of the U.K. is doing by far the best job of covering the descent of Venezuela into a Marxist hell. The United States media seemingly couldn't care less about the fate of a very important neighbor. Their performance so far mocks any claim to serve the public with necessary information.
  • Another soft-focus photo ad for foreign investment

    01/10/2005 11:40:47 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 249+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 10, 2005 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    Countries the world over jockey hard to attract foreign investment. They care about it enough to make it a national priority, to send spies against their competitors, to build infrastructure, and to change laws to make their investment climate attractive. Most know of the economy-developing potential of foreign capital. The United States itself was developed this way, largely on British capital which built its great railroads, mining ventures, universities and corporations. China is now the giant of this game opf attractring foreign investment, aptly offering favorable business conditions and great opportunities to businesses the world over. But it's not just...
  • Venezuela's Chavez: A Marxist who hates Spam

    01/10/2005 11:30:28 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 191+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 10, 2005 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    Venezuela's Marxist dictator, Hugo Chavez, has begun confiscating farms and ranches, a violent act worthy of Zimbabwe’s ethinc cleansing, marauding socialist tyrant Robert Mugabe. Like Mugabe, his made his first target a wealthy British aristocrat. But unlike Mugabe, who openly reveled in barbarism, Chavez is using stagecraft calculated to create a melodrama that will excite his supporters, while putting the rest of the world to sleep. And he's doing it to conceal reality Staged with troops, cameras, peasants waving machetes, circling helicopters, Chavez's cow drama aligns “the people” against the 32,000-hectare cattle ranch of Lord Sam Vestey, a British-accented villain...
  • Pictures from an intervention: Venezuela Government takes over Hato El Charcote

    01/09/2005 5:18:21 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 12 replies · 1,286+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Jan. 9, 2005 | Miguel Octavio
    The Government of Cojedes state took over as proimised the British owned cattle ranch Hato El Charcote. The Goveror stil claims they are respecing private property, but "it is not absolute" whatever that means. You can read more about it here, here and here. The people at the bottom are not part of the intervention, they are the invaders of the ranch, who are protesting because the Government apparently is not going to give them the intervened land, but it will be handed over to 28 cooperatives of farmers.
  • An expert on the realities of Venezuela's agriculture

    01/09/2005 5:10:55 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 690+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Jan. 9, 2005 | Miguel Octavio
    I have mentioned Carlos Machado Allison in this blog before. He is retired from Universidad Central de Venezuela, was President of the Venezuelan National Fund for Agrarian Research .... He is just finishing a book called “Agriculture in Venezuela”. Today he is interviewed in page 3 of El Nacional ... here are some excerpts: “The agricultural states are the poorest of the country” On the state being the biggest landowner: “This is true; it has so much that it does not even know what it has. Some say it has 8 million hectares, other say 20 million. But there is...
  • British company fights for Venezuelan ranch

    01/05/2005 2:10:12 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 3 replies · 296+ views
    Ireland Online ^ | Jan. 5, 2004 | Staff
    A cattle ranch that Venezuela’s government has targeted for expropriation under a land reform programme. Agroflora, a Vestey Venezuelan subsidiary, said it can prove rightful ownership of the El Charcote ranch in western Venezuela. Under a Land Law enacted by President Hugo Chavez in 2001, the government can seize land if it deems property is not being used productively for agriculture or was obtained illegally. Eliezer Otaiza, director of the National Land Institute, said the ranch sits on land previously owned by the government and Vestey has failed to prove it legally acquired all the land.
  • Venezuela: Illegal land grab by the puppets continues

    12/29/2004 5:22:00 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 318+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Dec. 29, 2004 | Miguel Octavio
    Many thought there would at least be political calm after Chavez’ victory in the recall vote and the regional elections. No such luck, that is simply not the style. Chavez thrives on conflict, on pushing people to see how far he may go. When the Governor of Cojedes decreed the intervention of some farms in that state, many thought it was another footnote in the revolution, something even reasonable. I didn’t. That is simply not the style, Chavez was in China when this happened, but few of these Governors act alone or even have a mind of their own, they...
  • Utah teacher arrested for allegedly threatening to go on shooting rampage over assignments

    05/27/2004 6:58:33 PM PDT · by Dog Gone · 23 replies · 161+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2004
    SALT LAKE CITY  -- A suburban junior high math teacher was arrested today for allegedly threatening to go on a shooting rampage if she did not get the assignments she wanted, police said. Sandra Wariner, 57, was taken into custody while on her lunch break at a fast food restaurant, and charged with making a terroristic threat. Principal Steve Lindsay notified police after Wariner allegedly threatened to return to Bountiful Junior High School with a shotgun and open fire at him, students, and other teachers, said Bountiful police Lt. Steve Gray. "What she was concerned about was the classes she...
  • Pennsylvania Legislators Conspire to Confiscate Your Handguns

    07/22/2003 12:36:10 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 21 replies · 316+ views
    acslpa.org ^ | 7.21.03 | acslpa.org
    On July 1, 2003, three days before Pennsylvanians were to begin celebrating our Independence from tyrannical British rule, 13 members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives introduced a bill that would give law enforcement the authority to confiscate all handguns in private possession, unless they are approved by a newly created Handgun Standard Commission.  The catch 22 is that no handgun currently  manufactured today will be able to comply with the standards outlined in the legislation that this Commission must use to approve handgun sales.  These standard(s) will require that the only handguns that will be permitted to be owned...
  • Plan to confiscate Iraqi weapons may victimize innocent civilians,

    05/26/2003 6:08:54 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 31 replies · 430+ views
    libertarian party ^ | 5.23.03 | libertarian party
    WASHINGTON, DC -- An allied military plan to confiscate weapons in Iraq may destabilize the nation further by giving the green light to street thugs and Baath Party loyalists who are terrorizing innocent civilians, says the Libertarian Party. "Imposing this gun grab is like declaring war on Iraq for a second time," said Geoffrey Neale, Libertarian Party chairman. "How many innocent men, women and children will be kidnapped, robbed or murdered because their U.S. 'protectors' turned self-defense into a crime?" Iraqi citizens will be forced to surrender their heavy weapons under a proclamation expected this week from U.S. and British...
  • City moves to confiscate cars used in soliciting prostitutes (Los Angeles)

    12/14/2002 11:51:03 AM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 20 replies · 501+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 12/14/02 | AP
    LOS ANGELES(AP) - City leaders have a message for motorists caught soliciting prostitutes: Police will seize and sell your car. In an ambitious effort to go after customers, the City Council gave initial approval to the law as a way to ease the problem plaguing a number of neighborhoods. The proposed ordinance, endorsed by Police Chief William Bratton, is similar to ones in Stockton and Oakland. It could receive final approval on Tuesday. "If you dry up the market, hopefully the prostitutes will go away," said police Capt. Michael Downing, commanding officer of the Hollywood Division, which accounted for 2,000...