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  • To Flee Donald Trump’s America, You Will Need the Right Documents

    03/02/2016 11:27:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | March 2, 2016 | John Hinderaker
    The New York Daily News is a viciously left-wing newspaper that carries a special grudge against Donald Trump. It therefore offers its readers a complete guide to fleeing President Trump's America. So how does a Trump foe make the big move to more progressive pastures in 2016? And of all the Trump-free countries, which is best for a soon-to-be-expat? The Daily News rates five top prospects for emigration, beginning with Singapore: As a bonus, Singapore boasts the No. 1 most efficient health care system in the world, as rated by Bloomberg. The U.S. ranks at No. 44, and could dip...
  • French parliament approves stripping citizenship from terrorists

    02/10/2016 10:22:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 2/10/2016, 4:15 AM | Ben Ariel
    Lawmakers in France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday night narrowly voted to pass a highly controversial proposal to amend the constitution to strip people convicted of terrorist offenses of their French nationality, AFP reported. The measure, passed by 162 votes to 148 with 22 abstentions, followed weeks of debate after it was proposed as part of a set of measures by President Francois Hollande in the wake of the jihadist attacks in Paris in November that killed 130 people. The nationality measure has strong public support, but has deeply divided Hollande's ruling Socialist Party. ...
  • Reparations? How about ~7 trillion?

    08/25/2015 5:23:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    American Thinker The Blog ^ | August 3, 2015 | Richard Butrick
    Housing, education and job training, and other anti-poverty programs have cost some $22 trillion since Lyndon Johnson proclaimed the War on Poverty (WoP) some 50 years ago. Blacks made up some 40% of those living in poverty at the start of the program and now make up some 30% – though that figure may be misleading due to the increasing number of Hispanics living in poverty. In public housing alone, blacks constitute nearly 50% of the occupants. Forty-eight percent of public housing households are black compared to only 19 percent of all renter households.6 Taking income into account does not...
  • Civil War massacre launched reparations debate

    09/11/2014 6:50:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Post's Style Blog ^ | September 11, 2014 | Gillian Brockell
    On a rainy night in early 1865, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton arrived in Savannah, Ga. — which the Union had captured weeks earlier — with a question: What should become of newly free black people? It was a question that many in power had been asking for some time. What was different this time was to whom the question was posed: the newly free black people themselves. It was a visit born of a massacre about a month before, and it launched a debate that continues to this day. The issue of where these people should go had dogged...
  • Great news: 2013 is going to be a banner year… for expatriation

    11/14/2013 1:38:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/14/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Two data points for your consideration. One, via CNS News: The latest Monthly Treasury Statement, which was released on Wednesday afternoon, relies on the estimate made by the White House Office of Management and Budget to say that federal tax revenues will top $3 trillion for the first time in the nation’s history in fiscal 2014. …If the White House is correct that total federal tax receipts will hit $3,023,004,000,000 in fiscal 2014, that would represent an increase of $123,359,620,000 in constant 2013 dollars over fiscal 2007′s record tax haul of $2,899,644,380,000. Real tax revenues this year, according to the...
  • Americans renouncing citizenship to become British thanks to tax rise

    03/02/2013 8:31:25 PM PST · by Baynative · 68 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02 Mar 2013 | David Barrett
    London-based American lawyers, who specialise in tax and immigration, report a threefold increase over the last five years in the number of American citizens who are giving up their citizenship - a process known as “renunciation”. Across the world 1,781 Americans renounced their citizenship in 2011 compared with just 231 in 2008, when US tax laws changed, although it remains unknown how many are adopting British rather than any other nationality. Many decide to give up their American citizenship after tiring of the lengthy US tax return process, which requires them to pay tax on their total income regardless of...
  • Most Americans Endorse Terrorist Expatriation Act

    05/20/2010 6:09:16 AM PDT · by Princeverdi · 15 replies · 272+ views
    A large proportion of people in the United States would support a proposed law that would strip all Americans with links to terrorist organizations of their U.S. citizenship, according to a poll by Angus Reid Public Opinion. 77 per cent of respondents approve of the bill currently being discussed in Congress. Last May 1, Faisal Shahzad, a 30-year-old Pakistani holding American citizenship tried to trigger a car bomb in New York City’s Times Square. Shahzad is facing charges of terrorism and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. Independent senator Joseph Lieberman and Republican congressman Scott Brown have introduced...
  • Secession or Expatriation?

    04/02/2010 2:15:34 PM PDT · by Wanderer659 · 27 replies · 566+ views
    Consevative Hideout ^ | 4/1/10 | Ken Minor
    With all the differences that have appeared in our society it is likely that some of them or in fact irreconcilable. I will never be in favor of redistribution of the wealth and I suspect my liberal counterpart cannot bear ceasing to try and control me. On these things I think that we will never come to a meeting of the minds. To that I say so be it. You go your way and I will go mine. As it is there are more conservatives in America than there are liberals. If you looked at the most liberal states you...
  • Why Some Constitutional Suits Don't Stand a Chance in Court

    02/12/2009 10:19:49 AM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 140 replies · 3,693+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 12, 2009 | JESS BRAVIN
    That is why judges toss out certain cases -- because the plaintiffs weren't able to show they suffered concrete harm. That was the circumstance when an Internet-fueled rumor sparked several lawsuits seeking to bar Honolulu-born Barack Obama from the presidency because the plaintiffs doubted he was, as the Constitution requires, "a natural-born citizen." In dismissing one such suit, Judge R. Barclay Surrick, of federal district court in Philadelphia, said an aim of the standing doctrine is to prevent courts from deciding questions "where the harm is too vague." He observed that a disgruntled voter who suffered no individual harm "would...
  • Shipping the liberals elsewhere?

    05/27/2004 5:25:06 AM PDT · by freeper1776 · 18 replies · 231+ views
    my own head :) | 5/27/2004 | freeper1776
    On the web, on the news, on the radio, at church, at work, everywhere I go I find that people have come to the realization that not all idiots are "useful idiots". In fact it would be better for America if some of them weren't here at all. Many of us contribute to numerous campaigns to fight these people, with varying degrees of success. After hearing a protestor shouting on the news, an idea came to me (stick with me a minute here): It's a question we've all asked: if so many people hate it here, why don't they leave?...
  • The Economy Bomb - Ticking Down Faster

    05/11/2004 7:09:17 AM PDT · by Action-America · 97 replies · 1,597+ views
    Action America ^ | May 10, 2004 | John Gaver
    The Economy BombTicking Down FasterMore proof that legislative attacks upon the wealthiest 1% of Americans could soon wreck our economy. May 10, 2004 by John Gaver Publishers note: To reflect the large amount of relevant new data that has emerged over the last year, we felt that the annual update to our popular Tick-Tick-Tick article deserved a new name. Although this article contains much of what is in that article, the additional volume of new data actually constitutes a significant rewrite. Unfortunately, this means that the Economy Bomb is ticking down faster. Fact: The top-earning 1% of US taxpayers pay...
  • As incomes of rich slid, tax take fell (VINDICATION!)

    09/27/2003 12:01:18 PM PDT · by Action-America · 139 replies · 805+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 26, 2003 | DAVID CAY JOHNSTON DAVID CAY JOHNSTON DAVID CAY JOHNSTON
    Sept. 26, 2003, 11:43PMAs incomes of rich slid, tax take fell By DAVID CAY JOHNSTON New York Times The incomes of the top 1 percent of Americans fell 18 percent in 2001, as did their income taxes, shaving $66 billion off revenues and showing how dependent the federal government has become on its wealthiest citizens. Overall, Americans had 2.8 percent less income in 2001 than in the previous year. But federal tax revenues fell 9.4 percent because the incomes of those at the top, who pay the highest tax rates, dropped so much more than the average. The top 1...
  • Expatriation Here And There

    06/02/2003 10:54:41 AM PDT · by SauronOfMordor · 16 replies · 331+ views
    Fred On Everything ^ | 6/2/2003 | Fred Reed
    June 2, 2003   Expatriates. You see them in back-street bars of Bangkok, Manila, Guadalajara, along third-world waterfronts, in up-country Thailand, anywhere living is cheap and rules scarce. Some are old guys in their sixties and seventies with fading tattoos from other lives, lives that also fade into fewer and fewer living memories. Some are in their thirties and run little businesses, often legitimate. They are a bit rough-looking or maybe just eccentric, congenitally what they are and not concerned about what you think of them. You find them heisting a brewski in out-of-the-way spots, chaffing with the barmaids who...
  • Hiding Behind the Flag - GOP Assaults on Privacy Drives More Wealth Offshore!

    05/19/2003 3:12:48 AM PDT · by Action-America · 61 replies · 370+ views
    Action America ^ | May 18, 2003 | John Gaver
    Hiding Behind the FlagGOP Assaults on Privacy Drives More Wealth Offshore! by John Gaver May 18, 2003   "The Executive Orders, regulations, and laws enacted over the past year in the name of “anti-terrorism” constitute the greatest single governmental assault on personal and financial privacy in American history.  But there are safe, legal...indeed, wise...steps you can take to grow your wealth and better protect your assets and privacy overseas and offshore."So begins a recent promotion that I received, advertising an exclusive series of private seminars on international real estate, tax law, banking, and investment, aimed at the wealthy and very...
  • International Provisions of Tax Bill Undermine U.S. Competitiveness

    05/16/2003 1:34:29 PM PDT · by Action-America · 10 replies · 233+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | May 12, 2003 | Daniel J. Mitchell, Ph.D.
    International Provisions of Tax Bill Undermine U.S. Competitivenessby Daniel J. Mitchell, Ph.D. Executive Memorandum #878 May 12, 2003The Senate Finance Committee tax bill contains a number of provisions that would undermine American competitiveness and restrict fundamental rights of labor and capital to cross national borders. If approved, these provisions will undermine the parts of the tax bill--such as the acceleration of marginal tax rate reductions and small-business expensing--that promote economic growth. Three provisions are particularly damaging.Americans Working Abroad Under the Senate Finance Committee bill, Americans who work and live in other nations will have to pay tax to the IRS...
  • IRS Tyranny

    10/19/2002 4:13:41 PM PDT · by Action-America · 25 replies · 419+ views
    Sovereign Society A-Letter ^ | October 18, 2002 | Bob Bauman, JD
    The following is from the Editorial Comment section of the Sovereign Society A-Letter, Friday, October 18, 2002 - Vol. 4 No. 108.  This editorial about the IRS Tyranny, by former congressman Robert E. Bauman, JD, is only a small portion of one of the better issues of the A-Letter. I strongly suggest that you follow the above link to the A-Letter and read the various articles that you will find links to on that page. Comment:  IRS TyrannyDear A-Letter Reader: We often have commented critically about the US Internal Revenue Service and it high handed, even unconstitutional tactics. Its special...
  • At Last! A Site For Dyslexic Sex Maniacs! (his title)

    10/16/2002 9:54:35 AM PDT · by SauronOfMordor · 1 replies · 161+ views
    Fred on Everything ^ | Oct 13, 2002 | Fred Reed
    asm.org At Last! A Site For Dyslexic Sex Maniacs!          Actually, I just wanted to say that. The column is really about how I’m going stark raving mad trying to get out of the Yankee Capital and go live forever in fronded warm lands where you never have to listen to Connie Chung in bars. I know. You really wanted to know about the cross-referenced sex maniacs. Hey, it’s a recognized sales scam: Bait and switch. Tell the FTC. Anyway, I’m about ready. Condo rented, phone killed, power switched, addresses changed, stuff I don’t really want stored...
  • Why Stanley Works is no loss to Bermuda

    08/17/2002 12:16:56 PM PDT · by Action-America · 11 replies · 602+ views
    The Royal Gazette (Bermuda) ^ | August 12. 2002 | Cathy Duffy
    (The Royal Gazette is Bermuda's daily newspaper. It seems they understand the US economy and US politics better than do most of the US media and many US voters.)   BUSINESS Friday, August 16, 2002 Contact us Last modified: August 12. 2002 8:51AM Why Stanley Works is no loss to Bermuda Cathy Duffy Insurance Issues by Cathy Duffy Some are reacting to the Stanley Works decision to remain in the US as if it was really bad news for Bermuda. The decision may do more good for Bermuda than bad. With Stanley Works making the decision to stay in Connecticut,...
  • Bush co. went offshore

    08/02/2002 1:37:29 PM PDT · by Action-America · 100 replies · 418+ views
    DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU ^ | 7/31/02 | TIMOTHY J. BURGER
    Bush co. went offshore Harken Energy set up Caymans subsidiary in '89 By TIMOTHY J. BURGER DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - Harken Energy Corp. set up an offshore subsidiary in the Cayman Islands tax haven while President Bush sat on Harken's board of directors in 1989, the Daily News has learned. The revelation comes as Republican lawmakers are roundly criticizing the practice of U.S. companies setting up offshore subsidiaries, usually to skirt American disclosure laws or corporate income taxes on foreign income.Even White House spokesman Ari Fleischer condemned the tactic yesterday, saying, "The President is concerned about corporations in...
  • Congress Targets Tax Havens (Republicans Betray Their Principles - again)

    07/31/2002 7:38:31 PM PDT · by Action-America · 78 replies · 575+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 30, 2002 | Juliet Eilperin and Jonathan Weisman
    <p>With major corporate responsibility legislation passed, elected officials are turning to a new target -- business tax evaders -- in a scramble to convince voters they are cracking down on corporate wrongdoing.</p> <p>Senate hearings today will touch on the topic, but House members got a head start last week. First, they overwhelmingly approved a corporate responsibility bill drafted largely by Senate Democrats. Then, while debating a less-noticed provision in the president's homeland security proposal, 110 Republican members defied their party's leaders to confront another brand of questionable corporate behavior: companies locating overseas to escape U.S. taxes.</p>