Category Archives: Income tax

Federal Reserve: When Lawyers and Bankers Get Together

I found this on theshamecampaign.com.  Her reaction to his line of questioning is kind of autistic.  It’s as though she’s thinking “I know the rules, I played the game, what’s the problem?”   This is what happens when you try to impose rigged word and number games on reality.

The Looting of Greece: Fire Sale of Beaches to Pay “Debt”

One hundred and ten of Greece’s best beaches are on sale by Greece’s privatization agency,  the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (TAIPED) in the name of supposed “development” and “utilization of public assets”. In fact a sale off of Greece best beaches for cash so that the debt-ridden country can pay back its lenders….

http://www.blacklistednews.com/Fire_Sale:_Greece_sells_110_of_its_best_beaches_in_the_name_of_“development”/35406/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Is there an academy award for fraud?   This has to be a candidate.   And don’t think for a minute that it can’t happen here.  The entire monetary system is constructed out of the same fraud.   The US government “manages” huge tracts of land in the southwest that include large mineral deposits and access to solar energy.   What is the collateral on the  national “debt” now that american taxpayers are unable to pay it “back?”

The Looting Of Ukraine Has Begun

It is now apparent that the “Maiden protests” in Kiev were in actuality a Washington organized coup against the elected democratic government. The purpose of the coup is to put NATO military bases on Ukraine’s border with Russia and to impose an IMF austerity program that serves as cover for Western financial interests to loot the country. The sincere idealistic protesters who took to the streets without being paid were the gullible dupes of the plot to destroy their country.

Politically Ukraine is an untenable aggregation of Ukrainian and Russian territory, because traditional Russian territories were stuck into the borders of the Ukraine Soviet Republic by Lenin and Khrushchev. The Crimea, stuck into Ukraine by Khrushchev, has already departed and rejoined Russia. Unless some autonomy is granted to them, Russian areas in eastern and southern Ukraine might also depart and return to Russia. If the animosity displayed toward the Russian speaking population by the stooge government in Kiev continues, more defections to Russia are likely.

The Washington-imposed coup faces other possible difficulties from what seems to be a growing conflict between the well-organized Right Sector and the Washington-imposed stooges. If armed conflict between these two groups were to occur, Washington might conclude that it needs to send help to its stooges. The appearance of US/NATO troops in Ukraine would create pressure on Putin to occupy the remaining Russian speaking parts of Ukraine.

Before the political and geographical issues are settled, the Western looting of Ukraine has already begun. The Western media, doesn’t tell any more truth about IMF “rescue packages” than it does about anything else. The media reports, and many Ukrainians believe, that the IMF is going to rescue Ukraine financially by giving the country billions of dollars.

Ukraine will never see one dollar of the IMF money. What the IMF is going to do is to substitute Ukrainian indebtedness to the IMF for Ukrainian indebtedness to Western banks. The IMF will hand over the money to the Western banks, and the Western banks will reduce Ukraine’s indebtedness by the amount of IMF money. Instead of being indebted to the banks, Ukraine will now be indebted to the IMF….

http://www.prisonplanet.com/western-looting-of-ukraine-has-begun.html

Which means the creditor, the entity which would lose if they default, will now be the US and european taxpayers.  See how that works?

​Food stamp usage quadrupled among US service members since ‘06

Food stamp usage among members of the US armed forces has quadrupled since 2006, as patrons of military commissaries used supplement to buy US$103.6 million of groceries in fiscal year 2013, according to the Defense Commissary Agency.

Participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has increased in recent years faster among members of the US military than the overall American population. Since 2009, members of the armed forces have doubled food stamp purchases; by comparison, overall spending on SNAP went up just 51 percent in that time, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Around 5,000 active-duty military members used food stamps in 2011. That figure, which has not been updated since, made up less than 1 percent of the 44 million Americans on food stamps at the time, the USDA reported.

Weak economic recovery following the heights of the Great Recession is one culprit, as the unemployment rate among spouses aged 18 to 24 of active-duty military hit 30 percent in 2012, according to the Military Officers Association of America.

Base pay for a low-level soldier is around $20,000 – not including housing or food – which is just above the poverty line and, in at least a two-person household, would make the service member eligible for SNAP benefits, according to CBS News.

About 47 million American depend on food stamps, half of them being children. One-quarter are seniors. Participation during the recession reached 15 percent of the overall US population.

Yet Congress recently cut funding for SNAP benefits. The cut equals to about $11 less per month for the average enrolee. The average monthly benefit was $134 as of September 30, 2013, the end of the 2013 fiscal year.

http://rt.com/usa/food-stamps-us-military-487/

In Haig’s presence, Kissinger referred pointedly to military men as “dumb, stupid animals to be used” as pawns for foreign policy. Kissinger often took up a post outside the doorway to Haig’s office and dressed him down in front of the secretaries for alleged acts of incompetence with which Haig was not even remotely involved. Once when the Air Force was authorized to resume bombing of North Vietnam, the planes did not fly on certain days because of bad weather. Kissinger assailed Haig. He complained bitterly that the generals had been screaming for the limits to be taken off but that now their pilots were afraid to go up in a little fog. The country needed generals who could win battles, Kissinger said, not good briefers like Haig. ………
On another occasion, when Haig was leaving for a trip to Cambodia to meet with Premier Lon Nol, Kissinger escorted him to a staff car, where reporters and a retinue of aides waited. As Haig bent to get into the automobile, Kissinger stopped him and began polishing the single star on his shoulder. “Al, if you’re a good boy, I’ll get you another one,” he said.

Source: Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein The Final Days Chapter 14

Vietnam, which was deliberately prolonged by policies formulated at the highest levels, cost the USA about the same as WWII in inflation adjusted dollars.  Kissinger served his bankster debt-money bosses well.