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  • The Coming Confiscation of Retirement Accounts

    01/09/2010 9:46:42 AM PST · by Captain Peter Blood · 78 replies · 3,822+ views
    Stephen A. McIntyre | 01/09/2010 | Stephen A. McIntyre
    About a year ago I saw an article about the Argentinean Government proposing a bill that would in effect nationalize all of their 401K/IRA type retirement accounts. Well as of November, 2009 that has now become a reality, over $29 Billion in retirement accounts have now been seized by the Government and they will use that money to pay down debt. As I remember the plan the poor owner of that account would get Government issued bonds that will pay between 2 and 3% to replace those monies the government takes. You can read this article from the London Telegraph...
  • 401k/IRA Screw Job Coming?

    01/08/2010 11:07:28 AM PST · by Zeddicus · 191 replies · 7,209+ views
    Market Ticker ^ | 01/08/2009 | Karl Denninger
    Now this is a guaranteed rape job. In a short conversation this noontime that CNBC apparently has omitted from their archives (Why's that folks?) Rick Santelli was talking about a potential to effectively force money into the Treasury market. Where would they get this? From your 401k and IRA accounts! From Businessweek: The U.S. Treasury and Labor Departments will ask for public comment as soon as next week on ways to promote the conversion of 401(k) savings and Individual Retirement Accounts into annuities or other steady payment streams, according to Assistant Labor Secretary Phyllis C. Borzi and Deputy Assistant Treasury...
  • LAND GRAB IN VENEZUALA

    10/10/2009 3:06:31 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 24 replies · 1,376+ views
    YOUTUBE ^ | October 10, 2009 | swampsniper
    A group of red shirt-wearing Chavista thugs show up at a farm and seize the farm in the name of the government, under the pretext that the 103 hectare farm is “idle land” and that the law allows them to take it over for “food production.” The farmer protests politely, explaining that he’s been raising cattle on his farm for 23 years. He is rebuffed by another guy, who says, “this is not going to be a debate; this is a public act approved by the Venezuelan people. I’m governor and I’m here to ensure public order. There won’t be...
  • Gun confiscation is starting

    09/28/2009 5:58:13 AM PDT · by GraphicQueen · 2,479+ views
    THOMAS (Library of Congress)
    I have no idea if I am doing this correctly but I got this and thought it was important. Now all Guns' must be listed on your next (2010) tax return! As if we didn't have enough to get upset about! If you have a gun, I hope it isn't registered! Senate Bill SB-2099 will require us to put on our 2009 1040 federal tax form all guns that you have or own. It will require fingerprints and a tax of $50 per gun. This bill was introduced on Feb.. 24, 2009, by the Obama staff. BUT . ...this bill...
  • The Government Confiscated Gold 33' It Can Happen Again

    08/14/2009 9:02:53 AM PDT · by h20skier66 · 14 replies · 1,064+ views
    Commodity News Center ^ | 8/14/09 | Julian Philips
    In my previous article you can see the actual executive order in which U.S. citizens lost the right to own gold. From May 1st 1933 until 1971, U.S. citizens could no longer hold gold as a protection against paper money, which also lost its gold backing at the same time. Foreign central banks could continue to exchange the U.S. dollars that came into their possession [known as Eurodollars for decades] for gold and did so particularly when the $ was devalued and then floated against the gold price in 1971. Why? The ‘why' of it all, is critical to our...
  • Book Review: The Great New Orleans Gun Grab

    08/07/2009 1:57:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies · 1,072+ views
    Buckey Firearms Association ^ | 6 August, 2009 | Ken Hanson
    I recently finished reading The Great New Orleans Gun Grab: Descent Into Anarchy by Gordon Hutchinson and Todd Masson. To give you an idea of how interesting this book is, I finished all 190 pages PLUS the Appendix materials in just under three hours. Both Hutchinson and Masson are professional writers, and they do an excellent job conveying a story that is fascinating, frightening, horrifying, and often, beyond belief. I found myself muttering, numerous times, "Certainly this did not happen in the United States." Well, it did happen. And every gun owner owes it to himself to at least know...
  • Is the Confiscation Of Gold By Central Banks Likely?

    08/07/2009 12:52:56 PM PDT · by h20skier66 · 21 replies · 1,226+ views
    Commodity News Center ^ | 8/7/09 | Julian Philips
    We assure you, this is not a fatuous question. Is it possible you may well ask under what circumstances did this happen in 1933? What we can confirm is that in 1933 the U.S. government banned the ownership of gold by U.S. citizens and purchased all but rare gold coins from the U.S. Public
  • Are We Being Conned About Gold Confiscation

    08/07/2009 12:47:39 PM PDT · by h20skier66 · 23 replies · 1,546+ views
    Commodity News Center ^ | 8/7/09 | Doug Hornig
    There's a lot of Internet chatter these days about the possibility of the U.S. government seizing its citizens' private gold holdings. What are the chances?
  • Kissinger tells President Medvedev by September

    07/21/2009 11:10:39 PM PDT · by Macgedos · 18 replies · 2,165+ views
    The Betrayal ^ | July 21,2009 | Lynn Dartez
    Henry Kissinger tells Russian President Medvedev " by September 2009 we'll have confiscated all privately owned guns.
  • New Orleans still illegally confiscating guns

    07/04/2009 4:39:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies · 1,874+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 July, 2009 | David Codrea
    The ACLU, not exactly known for being sympathetic to the right to keep and bear arms, is going to bat for a New Orleans man who had his gun confiscated. From the Associated Press: The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana filed the federal lawsuit Thursday on behalf of Errol Houston Jr., who was arrested last year following a traffic stop. The lawsuit says the district attorney's office declined to prosecute Houston but has refused to return his .40-caliber firearm. Why? After all: "Mr. Houston has done nothing wrong. There are no criminal charges against him. His firearm, which he...
  • Interstate Confiscation Clause

    06/15/2009 11:13:48 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies · 598+ views
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2009 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Massachusetts wants even more tax revenue—from New Hampshire.___ Should New Hampshire businesses have to collect Massachusetts sales taxes from border-crossing shoppers? That’s the issue in Town Fair Tire v. Massachusetts, a case before the Bay State’s Supreme Judicial Court with ramifications for commerce and constitutional law well beyond New England. In 2003, a Massachusetts Department of Revenue audit uncovered invoices from three New Hampshire outlets of the Town Fair Tire company (TFT) to customers with Massachusetts addresses. Because Connecticut-based TFT also has locations in Massachusetts—and therefore benefits from various public services there, from police protection to road maintenance—the Massachusetts Appellate...
  • US cities may have to be bulldozed in order to survive

    06/12/2009 11:11:02 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 197 replies · 7,039+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | June 12, 2009 | Tom Leonard
    Dozens of US cities may have entire neighbourhoods bulldozed as part of drastic "shrink to survive" proposals being considered by the Obama administration to tackle economic decline. The government looking at expanding a pioneering scheme in Flint, one of the poorest US cities, which involves razing entire districts and returning the land to nature. Local politicians believe the city must contract by as much as 40 per cent, concentrating the dwindling population and local services into a more viable area. The radical experiment is the brainchild of Dan Kildee, treasurer of Genesee County, which includes Flint. Having outlined his strategy...
  • The new Prohibition (guns)

    05/19/2009 8:20:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies · 1,114+ views
    Denver Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 19 May, 2009 | Dan Bidstrup
    My oldest daughter patted my hand indulgently and said "Dad, I can assure you that nobody is going to come take your guns." We were again discussing gun rights and she cannot fathom my trepidation about the current trend in our federal government. I agree that the current legislation being considered doesn't empower the police to come confiscate our guns, but it does put in place a national permit system to oversee citizens rights to own a gun. That is step one: make it an earned privilege to own a gun. Step two is to raise the bar so high...
  • What's the big deal about background checks?

    04/28/2009 5:20:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies · 1,308+ views
    Charlotte Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 27 April, 2009 | Paul Valone
    Among comments to my last piece, “Lautenberg gun show bill as bad as expected,” several were from well-meaning gun owners who honestly questioned why S. 843 – ostensibly submitted to close the “gun show loophole” – is really so bad. A typical and knowledgeable comment went like this: “I am a very pro-gun person. I own a couple of rifles and I will never support any [‘assault weapon’ ban]. I don't even support the ‘86 [McClure-Volkmer] automatic ban. But background checks should be required for any and every sale. If that means transferring it at the dealer, then fine. "But...
  • Obama Blames U.S. Guns in Mexico

    04/18/2009 8:16:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 1,338+ views
    Black Enterprise / The Washington Times ^ | April 17, 2009 | Stephen Dinan
    Meeting face-to-face with Mexican President Felipe Calderon, President Obama on Thursday said the U.S. is to blame for much of Mexico's drug violence, and he set up a major congressional gun-control battle by calling on the Senate to ratify a treaty designed to track and cut the flow of guns to other countries. Mr. Obama said he wants to renew a ban on some semiautomatic weapons but that it is not likely to pass Congress. Instead, he called for the Senate to ratify a decade-old hemispherewide treaty that would require nations to mark all weapons produced in the country and...
  • How to turn a free country to tyranny (man vs welfare state- Henry Hazlitt)

    04/15/2009 10:34:47 AM PDT · by GeronL · 12 replies · 399+ views
    Henry Hazlitt describes the steps that a government can take to peacefully become a tyranny. It is a very illuminating read and you can download the PDF file for free.
  • Why we can't close the "gun show loophole"

    04/14/2009 7:28:40 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies · 1,916+ views
    Denver Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 12 April, 2009 | Dan Bidstrup
    What is the gun show loophole? It is the ability of a person to buy a gun from another attendee at the show, person to person, with no Instacheck to see if the buyer is a felon, or for any other reason should not be able to have a gun. If a person buys a gun from a Federal Fire Arms licensed dealer at the show, they must show ID and get the InstaCheck. On it's surface, this seems like a bad thing. The ABC television show 20/20 last Friday documented the ease with which a man bought lots of...
  • EDITORIAL: 'We want them registered'--Democrats are going after guns

    04/13/2009 5:14:23 AM PDT · by Scanian · 165 replies · 6,422+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 13, 2009 | Editorial
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, announced last week that she wants to register guns. Her next move will be to try to confiscate them. The speaker picked a television show with a viewership of 4.6 million to float the Democrats' coming gun-control push. Questioned on ABC's "Good Morning America" about the prospect of new gun-control laws now that "it's a Democratic president, a Democratic House," she responded, "We don't want to take their guns away. We want them registered." Politicians and bureaucrats routinely claim that registration helps solve crimes. If a registered gun is used in a crime and...
  • Pelosi: 'We Want Registration'; Holder: 2A Won't 'Stand In The Way'; SAF: 'Gloves Are Off'

    04/09/2009 5:11:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 137 replies · 5,190+ views
    Second Amendment Foundation ^ | 8 April, 2009 | NA
    BELLEVUE, Wash., April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on April 7 acknowledged that gun registration is on her agenda, days after Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters in Mexico that the Second Amendment would not "stand in the way" of administration plans to crack down on alleged gun trafficking to Mexico. "These are alarming remarks from Speaker Pelosi and Attorney General Holder," said Second Amendment Foundation founder Alan Gottlieb. "It appears that the Obama administration and Capitol Hill anti-gunners have dropped all pretences about their plans for gun owners' rights, and it looks like the gloves are...
  • Our Problem is Immorality

    04/02/2009 4:51:06 AM PDT · by Scanian · 90 replies · 1,771+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 01, 2009 | Walter E. Williams
    Most of our nation's great problems, including our economic problems, have as their root decaying moral values. Whether we have the stomach to own up to it or not, we have become an immoral people left with little more than the pretense of morality. You say, "That's a pretty heavy charge, Williams. You'd better be prepared to back it up with evidence!" I'll try with a few questions for you to answer. Do you believe that it is moral and just for one person to be forcibly used to serve the purposes of another? And, if that person does not...