Friday, December 31, 2010

Tribute to the Great One, Dr. Clarkson

We owe him so much. He's now so far, yet close.... partly because the PN staff has continued his work with such aplomb! And they have created a tribute page among the many fine offerings in the vast Patriot Network website. Here it is. Enjoy.... Remember... submit memories and pictures of your own... and thank God that such a man could ever exist!
And please think about a gift to the Clarkson Memorial Fund, won't you? This blog is a volunteer effort at present. Other PN services are perilously close to it!

Robert Barnwell Clarkson II

June 4, 1947 - March 1, 2010

Happy New Year, ameriKa! Uncle Sugar loves you

Those poor, helpless multi-billionaires. Just by coincidence, they call the shots in the government that makes this kind of decision!

Americans continue to agonize over government "giveaways," but as News of the Weird has noted several times, somehow federal farm subsidies continue unabated -- even though much of the money no longer goes to cuddly "family farms" but to rich urban industrialists who hardly know a plow from a sow. In the latest accounting from Environmental Working Group records, the weekly New York Press revealed such "agrarian" handout-seekers as Manhattan billionaires Leonard Lauder and David Rockefeller -- and Rockefeller's son Mark. (In fact, for 10 years now, the federal government has handed Mark $54,500 a year not to grow anything on his 5,000 acres in Idaho. According to the Press, Mark never intended to, in that he only bought the land because it was adjacent to the upscale, socialite-hangout South Fork fly-fishing lodge he runs next door.) [New York Press, 6-15-10]

News Link • Bailouts
10 bailed-out banks spent $16.3M lobbying in 1H
08-31-2010 • Eileen Aj Connelly, AP Business Writer
The 10 banks that received the most bailout aid during the financial crisis spent over $16 million on lobbying efforts in the first half of 2010, as the debate over financial regulatory reform reached its height. Disclosure reports show that the banks that got the most government help in late 2008 and early 2009 also invested the most to influence members of Congress, the White House, the Federal Reserve, Treasury Department and a long list of federal agencies as new rules were enacted governing Wall Street and the nation's financial system.Read more: Ten Bailed-Out Banks Spent $16.3 Million Lobbying in First Half
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Here's some great news, despite the ominous, horrible, ghastly, outrageous state into which our freedoms have sunken. Only in dictatorships is there any restriction on what you can and can't photograph. Thank God for the following decision, but woe unto any country where it's necessary!

You CAN Photograph That Federal Building

Oct 19, 2010 ... The right of photographers to stand in a public place and take pictures of federal buildings has been upheld by a legal settlement reached in New York.
...............Under the settlement, announced Monday by the New York Civil Liberties Union, the Federal Protective Service said that it would inform its officers and employees in writing of the “public’s general right to photograph the exterior of federal courthouses from publicly accessible spaces” and remind them that “there are currently no general security regulations prohibiting exterior photography by individuals from publicly accessible spaces, absent a written local rule, regulation or order.” › Featured Stories - Cached


Here's a good one. The big banks aren't whoring it up for the feds enough already, so they're now joining the rest of the "private" sector in doing volunteer work on a massive scale.
Banks are *supposed* to be part of the private sector. They are supposed to be working for the good of the customer first and foremost. Oh, yes, self-interest and self-advancement is what any business is all about, but doesn't that depend on keeping customers happy and well-served at all costs?
Of course it does. In a great free enterprise-based economic like ours, anyway -- right?
But who are ameriKa's banks really in it for? One could say they're a virtual arm of the government and nothing "private" about them at all, but it would be every bit as accurate to say that the government is an extension of the banks. Or another branch of the incestuously close family tree. Slice it however you like, all the large institutions in this society are ranged against us as an attack army for from hell. Yes, all of them!

Wall Street Is the New Tax Collector? Governments Relinquish Taxation Powers to Big Banks
Wall Street titans have found a new way to screw over the poor and middle class -- as surrogate tax collectors.


Follow the money as they follow the money. Like bloodhounds.

The New Tax Man: Big Banks and Hedge Funds
Nearly a dozen major banks and hedge funds, anticipating quick profits from homeowners who fall behind on property taxes, are quietly plowing hundreds of millions of dollars into businesses that collect the debts, tack on escalating fees and threaten to foreclose on the homes of those who fail to pay.


Let me get this straight: the government that has a money waterfall for funding warfare is so strapped it has to bleed working people the rest of the way dry..... in order to fund giveaways?
Is this the greatest country in the world experiencing total downfall, or is this Alice in Wonderland meets Godzilla?

Cash-strapped governments ramping up tax-collection efforts
Tax officials throughout the Washington region are trying new and often extraordinary measures to collect tens of millions of dollars in delinquent payments, as huge projected budget deficits threaten to slash public services.


Go to work for the government. A great way to save on taxes.


Speaking of Alice in Wonderland, do you ever feel like you're sometimes searching "Through the Looking Glass" for the basic information you have coming from the System?

Man Makes Ridiculously Complicated Chart To Find Out Who Owns His Mortgage


Bringing people power to bear on the birth certificate issue!


Odds and ends:

Can you tell which of these government spending projects are real or fake?
If only the American people knew...
[Link ever goes dead, search REAL OR FAKE in Youtube.]

Group Tallies Families' "Hidden Health Tax"
You're paying for your own and somebody else's.

British banks revolt against Obama tax plan
British banks and stockbrokers may refuse to take on American clients if new international tax proposals outlined by President Obama are passed.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Giving a little of it back to them

Just in via email from the PN HQ:

IRS Computers are Down

Patriot ties up Tax Agent for an Hour!

Here’s a little holiday fun from Ralph X.

Ralph received a CP-91 where the IRS said they would levy his SS payments. Ralph has already submitted a CDPH, so I told him to call the number on the letter and tell the IRS if they touched his SS he would sue them for violating a stay on collections.

This is Ralph’s response:

HAPPY NEW YEAR............ I finally got [an agent] on this after 4 calls. I just got off the phone with them and they tell me that their computers are all down in preparation for the 2011 tax season and they are currently unable to access any of my information. (Is that LAME or what?) The rocket scientist I talked to said that he didn't think any holding of SS funds had been setup yet, and since he's a rocket scientist......he should know.

Bottom line is he recommends that I call back Monday or Tuesday....whenever they manage to get the computers back up if that's the case. Sounds a bit "fishy" to me.

Anyhow, he was fairly nice and I managed to keep him tied up on the phone for nearly an hour talking nonsense stuff........I figure his work might pile up more than it already was. Then I ask if he could hold for a moment while I went to [relieve myself]......and never came back. He's such a nice young man.

Until later,



...............Now, how about this one, which is written up much more vividly in the National Examiner 2/22/10 (Nancy Scott, "Nurse Outsmarts the IRS!") This could be extremely useful for some college-bound youth in your life.

In January, The Wall Street Journal ran a story about the fight of nurse Lori Singleton-Clarke to deduct nearly $15,000 in business school tuition as an unreimbursed employee business expense on her federal income tax return. The twist to the story, besides the fact that she represented herself in U.S. Tax Court and won (after three years of IRS discussions), is that it lays out a road map for other students in deciding whether to deduct business school expenses.

While the U.S. Tax Court issued a summary opinion in the Singleton-Clarke case, in a similar case, Daniel R. Allemeier, the Tax Court judge issued a memorandum opinion, which implies that the judge thought the case did not involve a novel legal issue and that the tax law in the area was well settled. Though tax court rulings do not create precedent that must be followed by every court, decisions like these are persuasive precedent and bode well for students in similar tax circumstances.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

USG moves like a cyclone through global banking

First they came for the Swiss. Now it's the Germans -- and, horror of horrors, the Panamanian banks that are being deprived of their privacy, security and dignity. I don't know the industry very well, but I am well familiar with the fedgov, and to me this article has "coercion" and "subjugation" written all over it, even "fascist Washington-based new world order."

Deutsche Bank pays half a billion to escape US tax probe
Published on 12-22-2010 Email To Friend Print Version
Source: DW-World
Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay the United States' Department of Justice $553.6 million (421 million euros) to avoid criminal charges and end an investigation into the bank's sale of fraudulent tax shelters that cost the government billions in revenues.
The office of a New York district attorney general confirmed that the Frankfurt-based bank admitted taking part "in financial transactions which furthered fraudulent tax shelters that generated billions of dollars in US tax losses."
The deal will "resolve an investigation related to the bank's participation in various tax-oriented transactions for clients from approximately 1996 to 2002," Deutsche Bank said in a statement.
Independent overseer
The multi-million dollar payment represents the total fees Deutsche Bank earned from its participation in the fraud, tax revenues lost by US authorities and a $149 million fine.
An independent expert will now oversee the implementation of measures "designed to ensure that Deutsche Bank does not participate in future transactions that may be used to defraud the Internal Revenue Service," the attorney general said.
Deutsche Bank said it was "pleased" the investigation was over, adding that the fine would not have any impact on its current net income, since it will come out of the bank's reserves.
The bank also said that its tax products are now checked more rigorously than they were in the past. "Since 2002, the bank has significantly strengthened its policies and procedures as part of an ongoing effort to ensure strict adherence to the law and the highest standards of ethical conduct," it said.
Author: Ben Knight (AFP, dpa)
Editor: Sam Edmonds

Monday, December 20, 2010

The world upside down

The above is the name of a song emblematic of the American Revolutionary period. The USA was where, for the first time in known history, people power had run off the greatest power in the world -- Great Britain.
I've just received evidence that the phrase applies to our country in a painfully ironic vein: today's edition of Casey's Daily Dispatch titled The World Is More Free – But Not Your World. It says.....

With so many things happening in our political system, it’s easy to lose focus of the world as whole. And for this reason, many Americans are rather pessimistic about the future of the world. Decade after decade, our government grows bigger and opportunity slowly wilts.

But sometimes we have to step back from our own country and analyze the world’s trend. In general, the world is getting more free –-- not less. Think about the globe only 50 years ago: China wasn'’t communist in name only, but communist in reality. Of course, the USSR still worshipped Lenin, and Eastern Europe was under the grip of the same mental aberration.

Furthermore, other parts of the world were on economic lockdown too. Few in their right mind would have located their customer service department or any business unit in India at the time. The Middle East, too, has seen vast improvements since then. Modern Turkey and Dubai would have been unimaginable a few decades ago. On top of this list, there are still more examples, such as Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea. Don’'t forget South American countries like Chile, Argentina, Colombia, and Brazil. Sure, most of these locations aren’'t free-market paradises, but compared to the past, things are good and in many cases getting better.

If China alone grew freer, the world on net would have improved. A billion souls are being allowed to experience a form of free-market capitalism after almost a century under communism. That’s an amazing accomplishment. The United States, Canada, and Western Europe have become less free, but our populations represent a much smaller proportion of the world.

As strange as it sounds in the middle of this recession, the world on net is doing well compared to the past. Unfortunately for us, we'’re not a net gainer in this new global picture. The new global economy offers plenty of opportunity for the adventurous. But I don’'t think the majority of us will be packing for Singapore anytime soon. We’ll likely survive with what’'s left of the free market at home.

This shift is especially apparent among foreign students. As I’'m finishing my masters of finance at Johns Hopkins University, I'’ve met so many international students that have no intention of remaining in the U.S. They’re here to get a good education, and then they’re leaving. This would have been an unimaginable plan only two decades ago. Anyone who could stay in America would.

And it’s not necessarily that America has gotten so bad. It’s that the gap between us and other places in the world has gotten smaller. When an educated foreigner had to pick between earning $50,000 in the U.S. and $5,000 domestically, the choice was obvious. But now that they can make $20,000 domestically; $50,000 in the States is less appealing. After all, there are personal costs to immigration, such as learning a new language and getting along with a different culture. It simply isn’'t worth the extra cash for many individuals. Similarly, most of us wouldn'’t jump on a ship for China to boost our salaries by $30K. We’'ve all got roots that can be troublesome to uproot.

For a long time, talented individuals from Russia, Eastern Europe, China, and India either had to move to the West or were destined for poverty, despite their skills. Now, with an education and some effort, one can earn a decent living in numerous countries around the world. For most people around the globe, the glass looks half full. There’s a lot to be hopeful about --– even in this recession. Unfortunately, our glass doesn’'t only look half empty; it’'s actually getting emptier...... (end of quote)

Fortunately, we who have sat at the feet of Dr. Robert Clarkson for any length of time have the best education available long-term on this subject. The Great One had no illusions about the nature or intentions of the fedgov, While he was the very picture of optimism, many of us fully realized that Babylon-on-the-Potomac and lots of other jurisdictions in this country are not only contemptuous but hostile to the citizens' real interests. Visit the Patriot Bookstore today -- keep tradition tradition going. Our products are all very user-friendly and would make excellent (late) Christmas gifts!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A new day has dawned

......and already the info streaming is flowing. Anybody remember the PN's old friend Bud Cummings? He sends out frequent emails on the nature of real versus false money. Bud's latest compilation contains info that will already be known to some but not others:

Quotations from U. S. MINT* & COINAGE ACTS by Charles. Weisman

In re to PUBLIC STATUTES & "Biblical Money"!

* Copyright 1987, revised 1991 ISBN 1-929205-01-5

Quoting Daniel Webster from the Congressional Record:

"Of all the contrivances for cheating the working classes of mankind, none has been found more effectual than that which deludes them with paper money."

Cite Richard Henry Lee writ. to George Mason 15 May/1787: “Knaves assure, & fools agree, that calling paper ’money’ & making it ’tender’ is the way to be rich & happy; thus the national mind is kept in continual disturbance by the intrigues of wicked men for fraudulent purposes, for speculating designs.” Note: Lee named on 2 Apr, 1792 Mintage Act re U. S. Money of *Account.

Quoting Geo. Washington from a letter to a citizen of Rhode Island in 1787:

"Paper money has had the effect that it ever will have, to ruin commerce, OPPRESS the HONEST, and open a door to every species of FRAUD and injustice."

Cite William Paterson in 1786: “An increase of paper money if it be a tender, will destroy what little credit is left; will bewilder conscience in the maze of dishonest speculations,…will turn vice into legal virtue; & will sanctify iniquity by law.”

Cite James Madison in #44 of the FEDERALIST PAPERS: "...The extension of the prohibition to Bills of Credit [paper money] must give pleasure to every citizen in proportion to his love of justice and his knowledge of the true springs of public prosperity."

Cite Thom. Jefferson: [1816] "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a money aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power [of money] should be taken from the banks, and restored to the people to whom it belongs..."

Citing from FAREWELL ADDRESS by Pres. Andrew Jackson [4 March, 1837] in part,

"The Constitution of the United States unquestionably intended to secure to the people a circulating medium of gold and silver... The paper system being founded on public confidence and having of itself no intrinsic value, it is liable to great and sudden fluxuations, thereby rendering property insecure and the wages of labor unsteady and uncertain...

Some of the evils which arise from this system of paper press with peculiar hardship upon the class of society least able to bear it...The paper-money system may be used as an engine to undermine your free institutions, and those who desire to engross all power in the hands of the few and to govern by corruption or force are aware of its power and prepared to employ it...The mischief springs from the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control...

The distress and sufferings inflicted on the people by the bank are some of the fruits of that system of policy which is continually striving to enlarge the authority of the Federal Government...You have already had abundant evidence of the banking institution's power to inflict injury upon the agricultural, mechanical, and laboring classes of society..."

RE Intent of Congress-
See 18 USC 241, 242:
18 USC Section 1001 is in U. S. v. Myers, DC Cal. 1955, 131 F Supp. 525 "This section was designed to insure to the whole world, government employees & general public alike, that any record, document, instrument, or statement made by a governmental employee, great or small, in his official capacity & in the course of his official duties, can be relied upon by all."
18 USC 1001. Whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States, knowingly wilfully falsifies, conceals or covers up by any trick, scheme or device a material fact, or makes any false, fictitious or fraudulent statements or representations, or...or entry, shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than five years or both."
See /save/print pics & history of silver "$"-8 Bits@ Notre Dame Coin Museum online; coined in HISPAN 1772-1825; used in U S to 1857!
Coined in "HISPAN" [aka as New Spain]. Search for Coin Collection of Robert Gore Jr.
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Friday, December 17, 2010

Is today the day.... that ameriKa starts to recover?

Stop the presses! Man bites dog! What's wrong with this picture?
All of a sudden, in the twinkling of an eye, Dummacrats and Republicons appear to have grown up and started to make sense. If this NYT article is to be believed, they've just passed a bill giving the American people a break on that which was previously held inviolate and immutable -- taxes. And almost a trillion dollars' worth -- Am I seeing things? With more Democrat than Republican Representatives voting for it?!?!Italic OK, OK, they didn't wake up yesterday realizing they'd been selfish pigs and cannibals all their illustrious political lives. They certainly haven't restored the Constitution to final authority in their deliberations. (If they had, most public servants would quickly be out of a job.) Let's face it, this is probably nothing but the same old narrow, blind self-interest that's motivated these skunks all along: they've added the Tea Party movement, the European riots and the actual state of things in ameriKa up and remembered, finally, that crime doesn't pay. Could the sight of English university students rocking the royal limousine and shouting "off with their heads" have anything to do with improving Congressional eyesight?
At the least this development shows politicians capable of coherence. At best, it may, who knows, presage a return to actual sanity for them and hope for us. They're so all-fired concerned about the deficit -- would somebody out there care to remind them it's nothing but funny money, and all they have to do is abolish the Fed to solve that little problem? Or, as a New Jersey compatriotess of mine used to say, "mint one umpteen-trillion-dollar coin out of pot metal, hand it to the Fed and say "debt discharged."
Will O'Bama sign the bill, or did he agree beforehand to take the rap? Something has to be wrong with this picture, but as of this moment I don't see what it is.
Patriot Network products that come to mind: the Financial Privacy and Gold and Silver DVDs. Order one or both today!
Congress Sends $801 Billion Tax Cut Bill to Obama

Here's Freedom's Phoenix's presentation of the above news plus other juicy items germane to our interests. /\/
News Link • TAXES: Federal
Congress Sends Tax Cut Bill to Obama as Logjam Ends
12-16-2010 NY Times
Congress at midnight Thursday approved an $801 billion package of tax cuts and $57 billion for extended unemployment insurance. The vote sealed the first major deal between President Obama and Congressional Republicans as Democrats put aside their ob
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News Link • Legislative Mischief
Senate Democrats give up on earmark-laden spending bill
12-16-2010 Washington Post
Senate Democrats on Thursday abandoned their efforts to approve a comprehensive funding bill for the federal government after Republicans rebelled against its $1.2 trillion cost and the inclusion of nearly 7,000 line-item projects for individual lawm
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News Link • Government
Washington area is wealthiest and most educated region in the nation
12-16-2010 Washington Post
The Washington area's affluence and education levels make it the wealthiest and most educated region in the nation, according to census data released Tuesday that reflect five years of relative prosperity compared with the rest of the country.
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News Link • Precious Metals
Ron Paul: Fed ‘monopoly’ could be broken if Americans use gold, silver as currency
As the incoming chairman of the House monetary policy subcommittee, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) will hold the bully pulpit when it comes to the nation's money woes.
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Opinion • United Nations
McElroy's Musings
Marxist America: Robbed, Raped, & Ruined
David McElroy
Stealth has taken America into the latter stage of Marxist Cultural Revolution, hence Obama and wholesale robbery, rape, & ruin. Just compare Lenin's statements to what you see all around you!
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Man, this came our way via FP too. What's next, will that gang of useful atheists convert???--

Time For Christians To Shred Their Bibles

In later the same day per Drudge:
IRS Agent Accused of Stealing Tax Refunds...

Wow, it's been a busy day of catch-up on juicy tax news -- is this the last item of the lot? From News Of the Weird:

In October, Freddie Mac (the government-sponsored but privately owned home mortgage financier -- whose massive debts have been assumed in a federal "bailout" administered by the Treasury Department) filed a claim in Tax Court against the Internal Revenue Service, denying IRS's claim that it owes $3 billion in back taxes from 1998-2005. Should taxpayers care? If Freddie Mac wins, IRS (which is also housed in the Treasury Department) loses out on the $3 billion in alleged back taxes. If IRS wins, it gets its $3 billion, which will undoubtedly be paid with taxpayer bailout money. Lawyers for both sides seem to think that pursuing the lawsuit is important. [Bloomberg News, 11-10-10]

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

IRS officer comes clean, indicts IRS!

The great William Norman Grigg, formerly of the John Birch Society, brings to our attention rich Congressional testimony by a tax goon who went straight. is such a great site that Freedom's Phoenix sometimes sends a survey of its recent highlights among its own news links.
Mr. Grigg's specialty is covering the problem of rogue police.
Tyrants, Torturers, and Taxmen:
Pillars of 'Civilization'
links to
Statement by David Patnoe

Spendocrats never stop

Did you know there's a depression on? Yes, we are in a DEPRESSION. The politicians and other "chattering classes" are calling it a recession, but that is traditionally defined as two consecutive quarters of falling gross domestic product or GDP. the USA is way beyond that point. Don't look to the fedgov for any real indication of this, however -- the multi-trillion-dollar warmongering and giveaway programs go merrily on as if things were still the economically rosy (if illusory) 1990s.... and even expands, as if money grew on trees! Here are recent items from very useful if sometimes liberaloid Freedom's Phoenix organization in the great and sometimes rebellious state of Arizona and the ever-revealing News Of The Weird syndicated feature.

News Link • Economy - Economics USA08-31-2010 •
Federal spending rises a record 16% in 2009, Census Bureau says
Washington Post Federal domestic spending increased a record 16 percent to $3.2 trillion in 2009, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday, largely because of a boost in aid to the unemployed and the huge economic stimulus package enacted to rescue the sinking economy.
Read CommentsMake a CommentEmail this News LinkSend Letter to Editor Americans continue to agonize over government "giveaways," but as News of the Weird has noted several times, somehow federal farm subsidies continue unabated -- even though much of the money no longer goes to cuddly "family farms" but to rich urban industrialists who hardly know a plow from a sow. In the latest accounting from Environmental Working Group records, the weekly New York Press revealed such "agrarian" handout-seekers as Manhattan billionaires Leonard Lauder and David Rockefeller -- and Rockefeller's son Mark. (In fact, for 10 years now, the federal government has handed Mark $54,500 a year not to grow anything on his 5,000 acres in Idaho. According to the Press, Mark never intended to, in that he only bought the land because it was adjacent to the upscale, socialite-hangout South Fork fly-fishing lodge he runs next door.) [New York Press, 6-15-10]

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Playing with the spin at IRS

This from, a site I (needless to say) recommend very highly:

The Internal Revenue Service on Wednesday said it would rebrand its big business unit, adding the word "international" to reflect a renewed focus on companies that stash money abroad to avoid taxes.

Other headlines from the site today show somebody's tax dollars at work:

The Department of Defense spends tens of billions of dollars annually creating software that is rarely reused and difficult to adapt to new threats. Instead, much of this software is allowed to become the property of defense companies, resulting in DoD repeatedly funding the same solutions or, worse, repaying to use previously created software.

Now it turns out that some police agencies are storing the controversial images after all. The U.S. Marshals Service admitted this week that it had surreptitiously saved tens of thousands of images recorded with a millimeter wave system at the security checkpoint of a single Florida courthouse.

The Ultimate Betrayal: Police and Military Working Together to Oppress Americans

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The day's fresh meat

Give to Caesar; Give to God by Jason Hommel

NW comments: You who enjoy the great material at (or was it NewsWithViews, etc.) may have noticed the frequent ads among the columns for the financial services of one Jason Hommel. His leer was jarring if not sinister, his ads not lacking in self-confidence.... but suddenly, a column appears under his name which is shockingly real-world for the most part.

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Is Your Bank One of the 433 in Immediate Danger of Failure?

from the article's publisher, a Note to Readers: We originally posted this article mid-day on June 9, 2010. Since then, 25 of the banks on the list, including four on Andy's Top 10 Banks in Danger of Failure list, have been seized by the FDIC.

Because your hard-earned savings depend on it, we are committed to updating this article and list regularly so that you can have the most timely and relevant information at your fingertips. Please bookmark this page and check back often to see the updated status of the banks on the list.

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Network News: Seeing Through Illuminati Eyes

(The CBS Logo is also the symbol of the Illuminati, a dot in a circle.)

by L. C. Vincent


After WWII, with the emergence of three rival television networks, each with their own news departments, most Americans would have argued that the new age of television would grant them a multiplicity of sources and viewpoints.

Yet from their very inception, all three TV networks have been guided by men who were a product of and beholden to America's intelligence agencies. From the beginning, the men who ran ABC, CBS and NBC as well as those sitting on their boards of directors, had the deepest ties to the CIA, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Rothschild Banks and the Rockefeller Foundation. From the very beginning, the US news media has been designed to promote the New World Order, guided by the "light" of the Illuminati. This is why network newscasts are virtually identical.

Three Networks, One Master

According to the late investigative reporter Eustace Mullins, CBS Chairman William S. Paley was both conduit and operative for the CIA. Many directors of CBS had CIA ties. NBC and ABC Television networks were also riddled with CIA and Rothschild banks-linked directors.

Yet even without these overlapping network directorships, the CIA made a concerted effort to not simply shade and tilt news stories, but to actively recruit journalists to quash stories or to distort and selectively bias the presentation of stories.............

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Americans Renounce Citizenship To Avoid IRS

Ellen Kelleher
Financial Times
Aug 3, 2010

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If you feel taxes are too low, you can donate to the government

Posted By Staff

Date: August 3rd, 2010

Category: Nutty News

uncle-samWashington DC - Citizens who wish to make a general donation to the U.S. government may send contributions to a specific account called “Gifts to the United States.” This account was established in 1843 to accept gifts, such as bequests, from individuals wishing to express their patriotism to the United States. Money deposited into this account is for general use by the federal government and can be available for budget needs. These contributions are considered an unconditional gift to the government. Full Article

Man selling grilled cheese sandwiches on the black market

Posted By Staff

Date: August 3rd, 2010

Category: Nutty News

bagNew York - Even though his product is available at every diner, deli and corner bodega, one New Yorker has found success selling grilled cheese on the black market. The underground chef takes orders by text message, cooks his sandwiches on the stove in his brother’s East Village apartment, and then meets his customers on street corners. “I feel like a drug dealer because I’m handing people a paper bag and they’re handing me cash,” the unlicensed cheese pusher, who, fearing reprisals from the Health Department. Full Article

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Wizard of Id - check it out!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Will Arizona immigration bill thrive in SC?

This is exciting. Whether the plan described ever comes to pass or not, it's exciting to see a "bedroom community" in the PN's home state considering doing what the fedgov refuses to. Local action has the power to overcome any amount or type of federal corruption if only people will stand up and do it in sufficient numbers!
The Patriot Network is not as an organization opposed to immigration, and this story does not represent an official PN statement of any kind -- but we do of course uphold the Constitution and the rule of law. -- NW

Friday, Jul. 30, 2010

Immigration skirmish brews in quiet SC town

- Associated Press Writer

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — In a quiet Southern bedroom community of gardens and parks across the country from Arizona, another skirmish in the battle over illegal immigration is brewing.

Summerville Councilman Walter Bailey, worried there is a void in immigration laws, has proposed an ordinance that goes farther than state law, which was sharpened two years ago to allow police to identify illegal immigrants for deportation.

The proposal would prevent illegal immigrants from living in the town of 45,000, which calls itself "Flower Town in the Pines," and in most cases prevent them from working here.

Bailey, a former state prosecutor, says it was prompted in part by the Obama administration's challenge of the new Arizona law that was to have taken effect this week.

"It was outrageous that when, by default, the state of Arizona has to go in there and do the job the federal government ought to be doing - instead of showing appreciation and support in Arizona, the federal government sues," Bailey said...........

Monday, July 12, 2010

From the darkside: new law is nightmare for the IRS

You've heard of the myriad new ways that we' the people (and the small businesses) are going to have to stop what we're doing and report petty (and very private) details of or business life to the faceless tax goons. Horrors -- woe is us -- how will we get out of it alive? WHAT NEXT?
The devil must have a great sense of humor, because this time the whammy is on the tax rats too! Found this only by probing the deeper site ideas in my main general news forum -- you know what that is perhaps.
I like their "mopping up" metaphor. It reminds me of the time a few years ago when it was our distinct pleasure to report that the main IRS in the District of Criminals had been half wrecked by flooding. What, they don't like bureaucrats they've never met piling on new red tape obligations that have no connection to reality and only serve to bog life down, ever further down down down? OUR HEARS BLEED FOR THEM.
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IRS starts mopping up Congress's tax-reporting mess

By Neil deMause, contributing writer

Saturday, June 19, 2010

SC drops corporate tax -- ??

This comes as a shock -- in the middle of a chirpy article on legislative developments in SC, the statement that a new law "covers all manner of economic incentives, including the elimination of the state corporate income tax." Any clue out there why they didn't free the people instead? The default always seems to benefit of politicians or the corporate world.

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Economic incentive bill finally goes through

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Primary has politicians noticing some smells

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Primaries from Calif. to SC measure voter anger

LOS ANGELES — How angry are Americans? People primed for change vote in 12 states Tuesday in contests that will decide the fate of two endangered Washington incumbents — a two-term senator in Arkansas and a six-term congressman in South Carolina — while setting the stage for some of the races that could determine the balance of power on Capitol Hill in the fall.

In an Arkansas runoff, Sen. Blanche Lincoln could fall to a fellow Democrat, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, who says "the only way to change Washington is to change who we send there." South Carolina Republican Rep. Bob Inglis is trying to fend off primary challengers who have made the race a referendum on his 2008 vote to bail out up the nation's banking industry.

The political strength of the tea party movement faces tests in several states, particularly in Nevada, where three Republicans are in a bruising fight for the chance to take on Democrat Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, in November...........

Monday, June 7, 2010

People power giving politicians the shakes!

I thought of it first -- have long dreamt of running for office again on exactly one campaign promise -- to vote against any legislation that had even a trace of poison in it, especially if it would save voters money. Are liberal Democrats backing up in that direction as far as their bandy little legs will take them?
There was good news from the rightly hated Bilderberg conference today as well -- Canada has turned down the idea of a global banker's tax applying to Canadians. A compromise was worked out whereby it will be up to individual countries to decide whether to gouge citizens that far. Where has this been heard before?
Oh yes -- it used to be called nullification 'round heah.
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Election spooks lawmakers, curbs Congress spending
Jun 7, 7:09 AM (ET)

WASHINGTON (AP) - The 2010 elections have changed the direction of government only half way through the primary season, with voter anger and economic jitters causing lawmakers to balk at their most basic duties as well as key elements of President Barack Obama's agenda.

After betting their political future on a government-mandated expansion of health care to include millions more Americans, Democrats appear to have little appetite for more legislative showdowns given voter rebellion against government spending amid trillion dollar-plus annual deficits.

The solution in some cases is to simply not vote. Immigration reform is too politically toxic. Key bills with massive price tags are getting shelved.

Congress' core duty, exercising its power of the purse by passing a budget? Negative. A vote for it could be seen as a vote for deficit spending. There's no sign of the 12 annual spending bills that typically come up in June...........

Poor penniless presidents

And now for the extreme of politicians posing as persons of pecunious paucity! You may know that this editor is interested in escaping what's become of ameriKa with a move to the far South. This just in on one of the countries he's "following" most avidly.

But what's the angle? When Teddy Kennedy killed poor Mary Jo Kopechne, the family was told he could only pay them $10,000 because he had not money and no assets to speak of, not even the shoes on his feet. This was the literal truth -- the fat cats have trusts and corporations to own their stuff. So, we suspect Uruguayan President Mujica is (as they say nowadays) being disingenuous or nuancing the truth with the statements you're about to read.
Watch again The Famous Clarkson Interviews on the Brian Wilson show ($30 ppd) where RBC lists U.S. presidents who publicly admit to paying no taxes. They have ways of hiding their stuff -- they have ways.

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has declared that his entire wealth is nothing more than a 1987 Volkswagen Beetle.

The 75-year-old president's sworn statement, made public this week, shows Mr Mujica has no debt – or savings – and does not own any other property.

Mr Mujica's presidential salary is £8,000 per month, but he donates most of that to the ruling leftist coalition and a public housing programme.....

TG1 was right

ePC editor comments:
First thing every morning I check an email from A libertarian group based in Arizona, I recommend it with the warning that it seems to have a confused viewpoint on two of the biggest issues, immigration and war. Its grab bag of news links today includes the following -- nothing major, no great surprise, but it happens to echo one of the main assertions RBC was making when first I met him 20 years ago. Sure, other people were too, but they didn't have organizations passionately dedicated to solving the problem!

Around 1990 RBC predicted this moment for "before 2000", partly because the Permanent Regime in DC is committed to trillions in military and other federal pensions, not to mention other handouts in this age where a majority of citizens are on the dole in one form or another. Looks like it's coming in 2010, but being 10-15 years off in such predictions is not a bad rate at all as these things go.

News Link • Economy - Economics USA
U.S.’s $13 Trillion Debt Poised to Overtake GDP: Chart of Day By Garfield Reynolds and Wes Goodman June 4 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama is poised to increase the U.S. debt to a level that exceeds the value of the nation’s annual economi
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More from today's haul via FP (has tons on the Freedom Flotilla crisis) and other emails -- saving the best for last! --

U.S. Debt Approaches the Reinhart-Rogoff Line
By the time, a country has debt equal to 90% of annual economic output, you know the impact is going to start to really hurt. Prior to crossing the Reinhart-Rogoff Line, government debt will still be suffocating to the economy...
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News Link • Agriculture
Hay on Oil on Water
06-05-2010 arclein
The key point is that the necessary resource is available today and farmers with equipment are also available. No one else is at all. The only other possible option is to build berms which do not trap the oil but prevent further penetration only.
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News Link • Privacy Rights
Facebook alternative Diaspora fully funded
06-05-2010 BBC
Four students in New York have raised $200,000 (£136,000) to build a alternative to Facebook where users have more control of their personal information.
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News Link • Obama Administration
Barack Obama, D-Day: Obama Paraphrases Mao On D-Day
06-06-2010 Mondo Frazier
President Obama chose a weird way to mark the 66th anniversary of D-Day. It was wholly unintended, but entirely in character for our Commander-in-Chief.
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News Link • Government
10 States Where An Absurd Percentage Of People Work For The Government
Surprisingly -- as Economix points out -- the biggest public sectors aren't in liberal states like California. They're in states like Kansas, where people often rail against big government.
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News Link • Pandemic
WHO scandal exposed: Advisors received kickbacks from H1N1 vaccine manufacturers
06-06-2010 Mike Adams
This report, published in the British Medical Journal, exposes the hidden ties that drove WHO to declare a pandemic, resulting in billions of dollars in profits for vaccine manufacturers.
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(Gee, where'd the swine flu crisis go!? Like so many major dramatic presentations, it got pre-empted by bigger sensations.)

News Link • Corruption
As Congress investigated its role in the doomed Deep Horizon oil rig, Halliburton donated $17,000 to candidates running for federal office, giving money to several lawmakers on committees that have launched inquiries into the massive spill. The Te
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............An absolutely amazing page of classic freedom quotes! Man, GOOD FOR WHAT AILS YOU:

Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty