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  • UC Davis student leaders say American flag display should be optional at meetings

    04/17/2017 6:19:43 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 17, 2017 | Diana Lambert
    The UC Davis student senate has made it optional to display the American flag at its meetings, stirring up controversy on campus and conservative blogs. Senate Bill 76 passed Thursday, said Michael Gofman, a student senator who opposed the change. The bill amends bylaws that required the United States flag to be on display at every senate meeting of the Associated Students, University of California, Davis.
  • MSNBC’s Chris Hayes: ISIS in ‘heroic romantic struggle’

    06/27/2014 5:14:22 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 20 replies ^ | June 26, 2014 | Joe Newby
    MSNBC’s Chris Hayes doesn’t think much of America’s military, and said so, back on Memorial Day in 2012. But it seems he has a whole different opinion of the militant ISIS jihadis marauding through Iraq, killing everyone and everything in sight. While discussing the group’s worldwide recruiting effort, he called it a “heroic romantic struggle.” You can see the video of that below, and note that Hayes says in another part of the clip that he doesn’t say things unless he stands by every word. So, even though Hayes offered an apology for dissing U.S. veterans, he really meant it...

    07/12/2012 7:40:34 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 114 replies
    July 12 2012 | By America
    Hi. I'm America. I've decided enough is enough. This is my opus. You know, I've been on this continent for about 236 years. I've had some really great moderators (George Washington, Ronald Reagan, Thomas Jefferson) and some really awful ones (Jimmy Carter, Lyndon Johnson, Woodrow Wilson). But I just cannot take the administration that is currently in power. This Obama, or as I like to call him, OTrauma.... he's killing me. He's killing me and he's doing it on purpose. At this rate, if he is given another term, I'm dead! Not that the opposition is much better. I saw...
  • Socialite dumps US passport and most taxes too(Denise Rich)

    07/09/2012 7:34:28 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 44 replies
    Denise Rich, the wealthy socialite and former wife of pardoned billionaire trader Marc Rich, has given up her U.S. citizenship - and, with it, much of her U.S. tax bill. Rich, 68, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and glossy figure in Democratic and European royalty circles, renounced her American passport in November, according to her lawyer. Her maiden name, Denise Eisenberg, appeared in the Federal Register on April 30 in a quarterly list of Americans who renounced their U.S. citizenship and permanent residents who handed in their green cards. By dumping her U.S. passport, Rich likely will save tens of millions of...
  • Boehner backs 'Eduardo Saverin Tax'

    05/20/2012 5:48:27 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 113 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 20 May 2012
    House Speaker John Boehner has become the latest politician to attack Facebook billionaire Eduardo Saverin for ditching his U.S. citizenship to avoid paying tax. Speaking on ABC's This Week, Mr Boehner labelled the move 'absolutely outrageous' and said he would support legislation to stop wealthy expats relocating to dodge tax. Mr Saverin, who pocketed more than $2billion when the social-networking site listed on the stock exchange on Friday, could avoid paying hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. taxes after he relocated to Singapore.
  • CHART: Eduardo Saverin's Not The Only Rich One Trying To Save Money By Renouncing His Citizenship

    05/20/2012 6:06:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/20/2012 | Rob Wile
    Did you know the government publishes a quarterly list of every individual who renounces his or her citizenship? The Wall Street Journal's infographics team decided to crunch the data and came up with a chart tracking the growth of how many Americans no longer wish to be so. The results are fairly striking: The accompanying article by Laura Sanders notes that in 2010, Congress passed a law requiring foreign financial institutions to certify that U.S. taxpayers aren't hiding money in them as a condition for being allowed to do business here.
  • 'I have paid my dues and I'm done with the U.S': Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin..

    05/18/2012 6:19:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 17, 2012 | Staff
    Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, under fire over the tax consequences of renouncing his U.S. citizenship, said on Thursday he is obligated to and will pay 'hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes to the United States government.' The social media entrepreneur and investor said in a statement, emailed to Reuters by a spokesman, that his decision to move to Singapore was 'based solely on my interest in working and living' there.
  • The Eduardo Saverin Question

    05/18/2012 3:27:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush ^ | May 18, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Eduardo Saverin, one of the original Facebook founders, holds, what, 3% of the company now, still makes him a billionaire. Eduardo Saverin's family fled his native land, I believe that's Brazil, not sure. His family came to the United States to escape oppression wherever they were. Eduardo Saverin goes to Harvard, meets Zuckerberg. They start Facebook. He becomes a billionaire. Eduardo Saverin moves to Singapore. Last week Eduardo Saverin renounced his American citizenship because of taxes. The capital gains tax, when this IPO goes and his share value is actually monetized and not just on paper, will...
  • Facebook founder Eduardo Saverin could be BANNED from the U.S. after renouncing citizenship

    05/17/2012 2:13:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/17/2012
    Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin may not be allowed to return to the United States after he renounced his citizenship to save millions in tax. The 30-year-old, who has a $3.64billion stake in the social networking site, migrated to Singapore ahead of the company's massive stock market floatation tomorrow. The timing of the move has raised eyebrows since Singapore does not have a capital gains tax, which could vastly reduce his bill on any payout. According to an immigration law, he could be refused re-entry to the U.S. if he is judged to have relocated for the purposes of avoiding taxes....
  • Facebook Billionaire Gives Up Citizenship to Escape Bad American Tax Policy

    05/12/2012 6:07:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | May 12, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    It is very sad that America’s tax system is so onerous that some rich people feel they have no choice but to give up U.S. citizenship in order to protect their family finances. I’ve written about this issue before, particularly in the context of Obama’s class-warfare policies leading to an increase in the number of Americans “voting with their feet” for places with less punitive tax regimes. We now have a very high-profile tax expatriate. One of the founders of Facebook is escaping for Singapore. Here are some relevant passages in a Bloomberg article.
  • GOODBYE, AMERICA: Billionaire Facebook Cofounder Renounces Citizenship (Your taxes are not for me)

    05/11/2012 2:24:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/11/2012 | Nicholas Carlson
    Billionaire Facebook cofounder Eduardo Saverin is renouncing his citizenship ahead of the company's IPO at the end of next week. Saverin is the cofounder who got booted from the company WAY back in 2005. They made a movie about it. His 4 percent stake is worth about $4 billion and he's going to save a boatload on taxes with the move. Singapore, where Saverin lives, does not have a capital gains tax. He will have to pay an exit tax on his holdings, but it will be at Facebook's valuation now, not after the IPO. “Eduardo recently found it more...
  • Taxes Prompt More Americans to Renounce Citizenship

    04/16/2012 6:43:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 92 replies
    Reuters/CNBC ^ | 4/16/12
    A year ago, in Action Comics, Superman declared plans to renounce his U.S. citizenship. "'Truth, justice, and the American way' — it's not enough anymore," the comic book superhero said, after both the Iranian and American governments criticized him for joining a peaceful anti-government protest in Tehran. Last year, almost 1,800 people followed Superman's lead, renouncing their U.S. citizenship or handing in their Green Cards. That's a record number since the Internal Revenue Service began publishing a list of those who renounced in 1998. It's also almost eight times more than the number of citizens who renounced in 2008, and...
  • What Is The Best Country For Americans To Relocate To Avoid The Coming Economic Collapse?

    12/08/2011 6:28:13 PM PST · by blam · 141 replies
    TEC ^ | 12-8-2011
    What Is The Best Country In The World For Americans To Relocate To In Order To Avoid The Coming Economic Collapse?December 8, 2011 Millions of American citizens have already left the United States in search of a better life. As the economy continues to crumble and as our society slowly falls apart, millions of others are thinking about it. But moving to another country is not something to be done lightly. The reality is that there are a vast array of social, cultural, economic and safety issues to be considered. If you have never traveled outside of North America, then...

    06/17/2011 2:54:08 PM PDT · by fishtank · 17 replies
    here on FR | today | FT
    Happy Friday all!!!
  • Kevin Rudd Offends Muslims - US Needs This

    04/27/2009 12:24:19 PM PDT · by 4rpb · 54 replies · 8,451+ views
    Whole world Needs A Leader Like This! Prime Minister Kevin Rudd - Australia Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia , as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.. Separately, Rudd angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques. Quote: 'IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali , we...
  • Super Bowl, commercial-free, at Islamic Center (Beer & Bikinis Bad)

    01/29/2009 5:53:19 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 30 replies · 1,439+ views
    Herald News ^ | 1/29/09
    Some 250 teenage boys will pile onto the carpet of the Islamic Center of Passaic County on Sunday to catch the Super Bowl on a big screen. But when the much-buzzed-about commercials come on, they won't be watching. A youth leader manning the projector slaps a piece of paper over the lens, blocking out images the center considers inappropriate, such as beers and bikinis. "The purpose is to keep them away from bad influences," said Emad Hamdeh, the youth committee director. "The beer commercials show people happy while drinking; that's not reality." During the self-imposed blackouts, the boy fans don't...
  • Obama waives the flag (editorial)

    10/05/2007 2:16:49 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies · 612+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | October 05 2007
    Sen. Barack Obama, would-be President of the United States, showed a breathtaking misunderstanding of the symbolism of the American flag yesterday when he explained why he does not display the Stars and Stripes on his jacket lapel. Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, Obama said, "I decided I won't wear that pin on my chest," because he felt that supporters of the war in Iraq had, in effect, appropriated lapel flags and were using them as a "substitute for I think true patriotism." And he wanted none of it.
  • Muslim Scholar Calls For Airline Boycott

    11/21/2006 9:57:04 AM PST · by wallcrawlr · 156 replies · 3,321+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 11.21.06 | Bob von Sternberg
    One of the Muslim scholars removed from a US Airways flight on Monday today called for imams around the country to boycott the airline after employees refused to sell him new tickets for his flight home. On Monday, Omar Shahin and five other imams had gone to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to fly home to Phoenix after attending a conference in Minneapolis of the North American Imams Federation. Shahin is president of the group. But after passengers raised concerns about the imams — three of whom said their normal evening prayers in the airport terminal before boarding the Phoenix-bound plane...
  • Mexican government criticizes New Mexico border emergency declaration

    08/13/2005 6:27:26 AM PDT · by DumpsterDiver · 20 replies · 871+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | August 12, 2005 | Associated Press
    MEXICO CITY – The Mexican government criticized New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's decision Friday to declare states of emergency in four border counties due to crime and migration, a move that free up funds to fence an area near the border. Mexico said the declarations "don't jibe with the spirit of cooperation and understanding" and ordered its consul in Albuquerque to meet with New Mexico officials "to promote appropriate actions by the officials of both countries." Richardson cited "violence directed at law enforcement, damage to property and livestock, increased evidence of drug smuggling and an increase in the number of...
  • A Matter Of Allegiance And Why One Might Wisely Withold It

    06/01/2005 10:10:47 AM PDT · by right freds dead · 85 replies · 1,205+ views
    A Matter Of Allegiance And Why One Might Wisely Withold It May 29, 2005 I wish to propose a salubrious anarchy, a deliberate renunciation of fealty to country, society, and government, an assertion of independence from folly and moral decay. Permit me to offer a taxing political idea: When a society ceases to be worthy of support, it is reasonable to withdraw support. The time, I submit, has come. Here I do not mean to urge crime or counsel treason, but to suggest quiet renunciation of the national disaster. Ask yourself how much of American life pleases you. The schools...