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Ex-IMF boss arrested for tax evasion and money laundering

Rodrigo Rato

Rodrigo Rato, who led the International Monetary Fund from 2004-2007, was arrested in Spain last night over allegations of tax evasion and money laundering. An influential figure in Spanish banking and politics, Rato was the predecessor of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Khan, who left office under a cloud of legal troubles …

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Australian fitness club fined under ridiculous carbon tax law

Genesis fitness club carbon tax fine Australia

A FITNESS club has become the first Australian business to pay a fine for making a false claim about the carbon tax. GFC Berwick, trading as Genesis Fitness Club, paid $6600 to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) as penalty for sending a letter to its members in April …

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The UK Government’s Big Self-employment Tax U-Turn

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When the UK’s latest budget was announced, there were large volumes of complaints regarding their plan on increasing the National Insurance contributions for self-employed workers. However, the Chancellor, Philip Hammond has just announced one week after the budget, that they are going back on the decision to increase national insurance …

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12 ways tax payer money is being wasted in Afghanistan

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Everyone knows America’s campaign in Afghanistan has been an enormous foreign policy success. The Taliban harbored al-Qaeda before and after 9/11 so naturally, the US had to oust Mullah Omar and company on the way to chasing Osama bin Laden through the mountains whilst laying waste to whatever civilization existed …

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Google, Starbucks, Amazon grilled over tax avoidance

Top US corporations faced tough questioning by British MPs who accused Google, Starbucks and Amazon of leaking tax revenues from the UK to tax havens abroad, labeling their actions as “immoral.” On Monday, lawmakers questioned the three business goliaths’ key executives on how exactly they managed to pay so little …

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Israel looking to become the first cashless society

Israeli currency

The government on Tuesday authorized establishment of a committee that will examine ways to eliminate cash from the Israeli economy – the better to prevent citizens from cheating on their taxes. The committee will be chaired by Harel Locker, director of the Prime Minister’s Office. Cash is easily passed from …

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52 lawmakers leave Japan’s ruling party over tax-hike legislation

Former Democratic Party Japan Ichiro Ozawa

Dozens of lawmakers from Japan’s ruling Democratic Party, including the party’s key figure Ichiro Ozawa, have resigned over the prime minister’s controversial tax-hike bill. At least 40 legislators from the lower house and 12 others from the upper house of the parliament submitted their resignations on Monday and are expected …

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Ignoring reality is going to wipe out the human race

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To inform people is hard slugging. Everything is lined up against the public being informed, or the policymakers for that matter. News is contaminated by its service to special interests and hidden agendas. Many scientists or their employers are dependent on federal money. Even psychologists and anthropologists were roped into …

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IPCC climate fraud evidence leaked 9 months in advance

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The IPCC’s (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s) 5th Assessment Report due for release in September of 2013, has now been leaked publicly over 9 months in advance in advance on an internet publication called “Stop Green Suicide“. One of the reports 800 expert reviewers, a man by the name of Alex …

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Global warming stopped 16 years ago

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A report quietly published by the UK meteorological department has revealed that global warming stopped 16 years ago with no discernible rise in aggregate global temperature, Daily Mail reported on Sunday. The data, compiled from more than 3,000 measuring points on land and sea, noted that the “plateau” or “pause” in global warming …

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On this day in 2016

For a presidential election taking place when the US debt/GDP has for the first time in 70 years crossed above 100%, in which over 50 million Americans collect food stamps and disability, in which M2 just crossed $10 trillion, in which total US debt is about to pass $16 trillion, …

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Australian thought police target free speech

Matrix 1984 thought police

Australian health authorities have launched an attack on radio host Leon Pittard after a guest on his Fair Dinkum Radio Show revealed the extent to which authorities are restricting free speech when it comes to discussing natural medicines. The story began when Mr Pittard posted an article and a podcast …

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David Cameron: Taxes will rise unless we can raid bank accounts

David Cameron

Taxes will have to rise unless officials are given new powers to raid people’s bank accounts, David Cameron has said. The Treasury select committee warned that allowing HM Revenue and Customs to remove cash from bank accounts without court orders is “very concerning” because of its history of mistakes. The …

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French farmers torch tax office and dump vegetables out front

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Farmers dumped piles of vegetables around the town of Morlaix in western France on Friday night before torching public buildings in a dramatic act of frustration at falling revenues. Around 100 farmers hauled artichokes, potatoes and broccoli to Morlaix by tractor, unloaded them onto the streets and set them ablaze, Reuters reports. According …

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G20 meetings to cost Australian tax payers $500 million

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Australia will spend over $500 million hosting this year’s G20 meetings. In the world of ordinary taxpayers that is a lot of money that could otherwise be spent in the nation’s schools, hospitals or other worthwhile public purposes. So what are the benefits of the G20 and can the world’s …

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Pentagon unable to account for $8.5 trillion of tax payer money

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When government is completely dysfunctional and seems not to serve the people’s interests, we have to wonder where our tax dollars are going. Thanks to a Reuters investigation by Scot Paltrow, we have an answer—or, rather, a non-answer. Apparently, the Pentagon has made use of $8.5 trillion of our tax money handed over …

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Worldwide debt default is the only solution

Sovereign nations, state governments, Californian cities, small businesses, homeowners, middle-class families, recent graduates and all types of other individuals and entities around the world are facing the same growing problem… DEBT. While the European Union is in the spotlight at the moment, the debt crisis is arguably worse in the United …

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