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Friday, May 11, 2012

Six “Must Do’s” to Maximize Your Freedom

Based on my own experiences, I would suggest the following:

  • Find at least one (and preferably several) places outside of your home country to escape to. Strongly consider buying property there.
  • Consider a second citizenship program; at a minimum, set up residency in another country.
  • Store physical and paper assets outside of your home country, and outside of the electronic banking system.
  • Demand privacy.
  • Keep some investment capital at the ready so that you can jump on phenomenal deals as they arise
  • Look for opportunities for additional income that are not constrained by your geography

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In Case You Really Have To Flee the Authorities… by Simon Black

But here’s a little known fact, and it’s something that sets Brazil apart from most other places: Brazil’s constitution prohibits the extradition of Brazilian citizens to other countries. This is a rare gem in the world… I’ll explain.

Believe it or not, most countries are happy to sell their citizens down the river to another government. If you have been charged with a crime in another country, or are even simply ‘wanted for questioning’, your home government in all likelihood will comply with the request to round you up and ship you off.

Used by some famous criminals in the past.

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When in Doubt, Ban It by Gary Biller

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who is planning to step down from that post at the end of the Obama Administration’s first term, recently called for a federal ban on all cell phone use while driving. He has been quoted as saying that the police should have “the opportunity to write tickets when people are foolishly thinking they can drive safely or use a cell phone and text and drive.”

Give the police opportunities to write more tickets? That “let’s teach them a lesson” attitude has never modified driver behavior long-term, or even near-term. Speed traps and red-light cameras keep cranking out tickets. Command-and-control enforcement measures are efficient at collecting money from motorists, but not at effecting beneficial change.

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Naked Man at the Airport by Dale Sinner

Probably the last thing anyone expects to see at the airport is a fat, naked middle-aged man. But that's just what passengers saw a couple of weeks ago at the airport in Portland, Oregon as they waited to go through security screening for the hour-and-a-half flight to San Jose, California.

Transportation Security Administration agents called John Brennan, 50, aside for "extra security measures." That was the last straw. He complied by stripping naked.

He reportedly asked, "Do I have anything illegal? Am I good to go through now?"

He wasn't good to go through, though.

Authorities arrested him for indecent exposure, restricted, then later restored his right to fly in and out of the state, and offered to drop the indecent exposure charge in exchange for an undisclosed amount of time in community service.

Brennan said no and is going to court.

The TSA responded by announcing an investigation into his "disruption" of the security check line. Brennan says he is being harassed.

A lot of Internet buzz has been focused on seeing a "disgusting, fat middle-aged man naked in the airport." But is that really the issue?

Brennan says it's not – 4th Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure are. I'd agree. - sometimes you just have to go with your gut, or balls

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Chris Sullivan

One of the many things Salvian mentions that is starting to be more common in the U.S., but was unheard of just a few years ago is people fleeing the Empire and renouncing their citizenship.

"Thus, far and wide, they migrate either to the Goths or to the Bagaudae, or to other barbarians everywhere in power; yet they do not repent of having migrated. They prefer to live as freemen under an outward form of captivity, than as captives under the appearance of liberty. Therefore, the name of Roman citizens, at one time not only greatly valued, but dearly bought, is now repudiated and fled from, and it is almost considered not only base, but even deserving of abhorrence."(pg.136)

Early roman expats:

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The 6-Step SEO Audit Every Marketer Should Conduct

Step 5: Optimize the Anchor Text of Your Links

We all know how important internal and inbound links are to helping people find your content online. When it comes to search, the text that is hyperlinked, also known as "Anchor Text," is just as important. Search engines use anchor text to help determine what's covered on the page that it's linking to. This is true for external sites linking to your content and for your own internal links. Here are a couple of tips to follow as you're crafting your pages' anchor text:

  • Beware of "Click Here": Let's say you have 100 links to your page about free unicorns. Knowing what you now know about how search engines use anchor text, would you rather all of those links tell the search engine that your page is about "free unicorns" or about "click here"? In other words, the best way to handle the anchor text for your page about free unicorns would be: "Learn more about HubSpot's free unicorns."
  • Make the First Anchor Text Count: The pros over at SEOmoz conducted some experiments on anchor text and found that if two links are targeting the same URL, only the first link's anchor text is used by Google. Therefore, if you link to the same page more than once, make sure the anchor text for the first link on the page is well-optimized for your keywords.

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The 6-Step SEO Audit Every Marketer Should Conduct

Step 4: Make Images More User/Search Friendly With Alt Text

Images add to the quality of your web pages. In fact, you may have noticed how HubSpot always includes images in its blog posts. But to get the most out of your web pages, every image you use should include what's called an "Alternative Attribution," or "Alt Text."  Alt text is a written version of what appears in the image that displays up whenever the image isn't able to load for one reason or another. Use your alt text to incorporate keywords, but do so in a way that is understandable and useful. For example, the Alt Text on the following image is: "SEO advice on images from HubSpot Pages."


SEO Advice on Images from HubSpot Pages


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The 6-Step SEO Audit Every Marketer Should Conduct

As you name your pages, keep in mind the following tips.

  • Make the Page Title Unique: This has similar reasoning to the meta description we mentioned above. If you have multiple pages with the same name (your company name, for example), it will dilute the SEO of your page and may confuse internet browsers.
  • Keep the Page Title Brief: Most search engines only show about 70 characters of a title on their results pages. Try to keep your titles within that limit. If you're having trouble, at least try to use the most important keywords toward the beginning of the title.
  • Don't Include the Domain Name: Including your domain name in a page title rarely adds value since your domain name is already used in the link. It also tends to take up the character space you should be using for your more useful keywords. If you need to include your domain name in the title, make sure it comes at the end. For example, the title tag on our blog is: Internet Marketing Blog | HubSpot.

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No More Yes Sirring by Eric Peters

Unfortunately, they have to – chiefly because the country is no longer free and the law is no longer on their side. Cops have been empowered to do almost anything – and can get away with doing almost anything. Hence, the fear. And the fearful Yes sirring. But this only encourages them. You’ve accepted your status as their plaything. Made it clear you will tolerate anything – are guilty, ipso facto, of everything. Stop resisting!

Yes, sir!

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The 6-Step SEO Audit Every Marketer Should Conduct

When you audit your site's most important pages, make sure you set your meta descriptions and check that the following is true:

  • Your Meta Description is Not Too Long: If your meta description is longer than 150 characters, aspects of it may get cut off by search engines. Make sure your summary is brief and front-loaded with good keywords to give readers a sense of what they'll find on the page.
  • Your Meta Description is Unique: Remember, the goal of the meta description is to set the searchers' expectations about what can be found on that page. Having multiple pages with the same description doesn't serve that purpose.
  • Your Meta Description Does Not Contain the Page Title: Reusing the page title for your meta description is a missed opportunity and can look strange to internet searchers. Instead, use the meta description to elaborate on the promise of your title.

All you need to know about meta-descriptions.

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Bankster Power by Ron Paul

The Federal Reserve System is the epitome of crony capitalism. It exemplifies the collusion between big government and big business to profit at the expense of the taxpayers. The Fed's bailout of large banks during the financial crisis propped up poorly-run corporations that should have gone under, giving them an advantage that no other business in the United States would have received. The bailouts continue today, as banks maintain $1.5 trillion worth of excess reserves at the Fed, reserves which were created through the Fed's purchase of worthless securities from banks. The trillions of dollars that the Fed has injected into the system have the goal of forcing down interest rates. But the Fed fails to realize that interest rates are a price, the price of money and credit, and that forcing interest rates down will only create an even bigger bubble and an enormous economic depression when this entire house of cards comes falling down.

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Stephen Pierce Scam

I would assume that the threat of legal action had some impact on Stephen Pierce, because shortly thereafter, I finally received a response.  He emailed me a list of close to 20 different website components that he said were currently in production for me, and gave a completion date of mid to late November 2011.  He then rudely stated that if this was not good enough then he would give my father and I his attorney’s contact details, and we could try our best to get my money back.

If you are looking to do business with Stephen Pierce, you MUST read this first.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Why We Don't Walk Anymore | Mark's Daily Apple

The main problem is that modern life isn’t made for walking. Though it isn’t true for everyone living within its borders, particularly in dense urban centers, the US (and other industrialized nations, increasingly) is a car country. We drive to work. We drive to the grocery store. We drive our kids to school. We drive to a fitness center to go walk around a track or on a treadmill. We drive because everything is spread out. We drive because our cities aren’t built with pedestrians in mind, because it isn’t always safe to walk. We drive because half the residents in our neighborhood don’t see a need for sidewalks and actively resist their construction. We drive because that’s just what you do, because “all my friends have their licenses already,” because “walking is for poor people.” Oh, and we drive because walking is tiring, dude, and the car is right there. In short, we drive because we no longer have to walk. Walking – real walking, for more than twenty or thirty minutes at a time – has become an elective activity. - walking is an essential fitness base for Perpetual Travelers

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Achieve Your Health Goals - Lose Weight, Get Ripped, Stay Motivated | Mark's Daily Apple


Unlike Grok who stumbles, I need to treat sugar like crack and just stay away.

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Why Civilized People Buy Gold by Gary North

Charlie Munger thinks that gentlemen should buy profitable companies, not gold. But he fails to realize that the economy is being managed at the top by people who are not reliable. It is being run by Congress, the executive bureaucracy, and the Federal Reserve System. It is being run by men who share the views of Keynes, namely, that the gold standard is a barbarous relic and that politicians and bureaucrats and central bankers are the people who should set policies under which companies become profitable.

Men who shared these economic views – deficits, regulation, and fiat money – ran Austria in 1939. They had been running Germany since 1933. Some of us see that the present economic system cannot be trusted. So, we get out our sewing gear and start to work.

Civilized people should buy gold when uncivilized people are in charge. They should also buy it when civilized people in power adopt the economic policies of uncivilized people.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

10 Theses of Contention on the Power and Efficacy of 'Anthropogenic Global Warming' Theory by Jorge Gato

Few global issues are as fervently debated today as Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theory. It is folly to use the term "climate change" as the climate has eternally been in a state of natural change, where even a child can recognize the four seasons. Instead, we will stick with the original term used by environmental extremists.

Mark Twain said "if you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." Dostoyevsky understood that "the man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others."

So why the shifting of feet? Either the planet is cooling or it is warming. Once one tells a lie, ten more have to be told and it gets difficult to keep track of falsehood. Ah, so then you bet on all the horses!

We're not sure if we are causing the planet to cool or warm, but it doesn't matter, either way we want a totalitarian world government to which all will offer carbon indulgences!

#1 Polar Bears (and Penguins)

Propaganda says the polar bears and penguins are dying due to AGW.

The fact is the report used to make this claim was fraudulent, the author's wife peer-reviewed the article and it turns out the four polar bears died from a storm. Polar bear (and penguin) numbers are actually quite high!

#2 Sea Ice & Sea Levels

Propaganda says that twenty-foot tsunami's are going to slam into the world's coastlines any year now.

The fact is, NASA has been caught faking the data to support this claim. That and the declaration is supported by nothing other than computer formulas which essentially mean nothing. In reality, Arctic sea ice is either at normal levels or above! Furthermore, sea levels are declining.

#3 Glaciers

Propaganda says glaciers are melting due to AGW.

The fact is that the warmists have been caught faking the data to support this claim. The Himalayan projection had to be retracted, as there has been in reality no warming there.

#4 Increasing Temperature

Propaganda says the earth has been warming.

The fact is there has been no significant warming in the past fifteen years and in fact, we are possibly entering a cyclical global phase of cooling. New research shows that one thousand years ago, the planet was warmer than today in what was known as the Medieval Warm Period (and they've been caught trying to erase that memory).

#5 CO2 Causes Warming

Propaganda says CO2 causes temperatures to rise.

The fact is Vostok ice records show that temperature rises first and CO2 levels 800 years!

#6 The Sun is Not the Cause of Warming

Propaganda says forget the sun, it cannot possibly be the source of heat!

The fact is studies show the sun has a greater effect than we think. Perhaps that is why astrophysicist and mad scientist Piers Corbyn has an accuracy of 85% or higher at forecasting the weather, based solely on his reading of the sun and the moon (I didn't believe it at first, but after purchasing a forecast, I nearly fell out of my chair).

#7 Climate Feedback a Significant Source of Warming

Propaganda says the feedback of greenhouse gases (i.e. CO2) drives warming.

The fact is the sun drives warming and CO2 follows. A recent report found that in actuality, climate feedback is much less than we really thought.

#8 Acid Rain

Propaganda says AGW and all it entails is the cause of acid rain.

The fact is a new study finds that 90% of acid in the atmosphere comes from forests!

#9 Scientific Integrity

Propaganda says we can trust those UN scientists and cute think tanks.

The fact is that even Rockefeller's and Prince Bernhard's World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has received big oil funding. Quite convenient for the warmists to block out the detail that a WWF founder holds the world's greatest oil fortune.

Climategate? Michael Mann's "Hockey Stick"? Physicist Harold Lewis resigned over AGW fraud. Major German scientist was "duped". James Lovelock jumps ship.

Furthermore, the IPCC, NASA and other institutions have been caught faking numbers, so much so that 50 NASA astronauts and scientists sent NASA a letter detailing their outrage over unscientific AGW fraud. The IPCC even includes the names of scientists that do not agree with their theories on their "consensus" list. Kind of like politicians who get the deceased to vote for them, Gogol's "Dead Souls" anybody?

#10 Overpopulation

Propaganda says too many people, too much AGW, so let's have ourselves a great culling.

The fact is reports find that growth will taper off at the 9 billion mark. Actually, Africa alone could feed the planet with natural food. Today, the West throws away warehouses of bread while the Third World starves. Mismanagement or overpopulation?

The Art of Geoengineering

For their "final solution," the warmists have proposed the craziest idea yet. They have drawn up the schematics for planetary geoengineering, which entails the spraying of toxic chemicals into the air we breathe, onto the food we eat and the soil we tread. 

I recently spoke to an investigative journalist and veteran meteorologist who have produced cutting edge exposés on geoengineering ("What in the World are They Spraying?").

Official AGW lore proposes a two-pronged assault on the planet: Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) and Solar Radiation Management (SRM). This includes somehow removing CO2 from the atmosphere as well as "fertilizing" oceans and spraying the skies with chemicals to block out the sun.

Michael J. Murphy and Scott Stevens explain how a) toxic chemicals such as aluminum, barium and strontium are being found around the planet in astronomical quantities, b) patents have been filed for aluminum-resistant genetically modified seed crop, c) geoengineering the skies goes far beyond the engineering of just food and health; military applications abound via Pentagon programs such as "Star Wars" which is today simply known as H.A.A.R.P.

Indeed, government weather modification treaties and bills hearken back to the 1970's. Some of these include the 1976 UN "Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques", Kucinich's H.R. 2977 Space Preservation Act of 2001 which mentions "chemtrails", H.R. 2995 Weather Modification Research and Technology Transfer Authorization Act of 2005 and so on.

In 1997, Secretary of Defense William Cohen stated that special interests were already engaging in "an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves."

The Call to Reason: You Decide

Because many students today are not taught the basic scientific attitudes, neither by their own science teachers, others must fill the gap. Basic scientific attitudes include: amorality, cooperation, objectivity, openness and skepticism.

What follows are essay excerpts by voices of reason and the shouts of insane men.  You decide who falls into which category. And if you're still having trouble, you may be suffering from "cognitive dissonance," nothing Dr. Google cannot cure.

Michael Crichton on amorality:

"Once again, the measures being urged have little basis in fact or science. Once again, groups with other agendas are hiding behind a movement that appears high-minded. Once again, claims of moral superiority are used to justify extreme actions. Once again, the fact that some people are hurt is shrugged off because an abstract cause is said to be greater than any human consequences. Once again, vague terms like sustainability and generational justice – terms that have no agreed definition – are employed in the service of a new crisis."

Lord Monckton on objectivity:

"Just because we are told that many people say they believe a thing to be so, that is no evidence that many people say it, still less that they believe it, still less that it is so. The mere fact of a consensus – even if there were one – tells us nothing whatsoever about whether the proposition to which the consensus supposedly assents is true or false."

Pascal Bruckner on skepticism:

"Because it uses all the elements of traditional religion, especially the theme of the apocalypse," he explained. "In France and in Germany still more, you have this culture of fear: 'You have sinned, now you have to be punished...[its] a pagan religion."

S. Matthew Liao as cited on cooperation:

"Individuals could take a pill that would trigger mild nausea upon the ingestion of meat, which would then lead to a lasting aversion to meat-eating. [Furthermore,] parents could make use of genetic engineering or hormone therapy in order to birth smaller, less resource-intensive children. 

Steve Zwick on openness:

"Let's take a page from those Tennessee firemen we heard about a few times last year – the ones who stood idly by as houses burned to the ground because their owners had refused to pay a measly $75 fee.

We can apply this same logic to climate change. We know who the active denialists are – not the people who buy the lies, mind you, but the people who create the lies. Let's start keeping track of them now, and when the famines come, let's make them pay. Let's let their houses burn until the innocent are rescued. Let's swap their safe land for submerged islands. Let's force them to bear the cost of rising food prices."

Eric Pianka on cooperation:

"AIDS is not an efficient killer, he explained, because it is too slow. His favorite candidate for eliminating 90 percent of the world's population is airborne Ebola (Ebola Reston), because it is both highly lethal and it kills in days, instead of years. However, Professor Pianka did not mention that Ebola victims die a slow and torturous death as the virus initiates a cascade of biological calamities inside the victim that eventually liquefy the internal organs.

After praising the Ebola virus for its efficiency at killing, Pianka paused, leaned over the lectern, looked at us and carefully said, "We've got airborne 90 percent mortality in humans. Killing humans. Think about that."

With his slide of human skulls towering on the screen behind him, Professor Pianka was deadly serious. The audience that had been applauding some of his statements now sat silent.

After a dramatic pause, Pianka returned to politics and environmentalism. But he revisited his call for mass death when he reflected on the oil situation.

"And the fossil fuels are running out," he said, "so I think we may have to cut back to two billion, which would be about one-third as many people." So the oil crisis alone may require eliminating two-third's of the world's population."

Kari Norgaard as cited on skepticism:

"Scepticism regarding the need for immediate and massive action against carbon emissions is a sickness of societies and individuals which needs to be "treated", according to an Oregon-based professor of "sociology and environmental studies". Professor Kari Norgaard compares the struggle against climate scepticism to that against racism and slavery in the US South."

The Final Solution

As you read that last quote and view the short clips of what warmists propose to do with skeptics, you may wish to reread historical speeches given by Hitler and his Nazi's on the "final solution." Remember to replace "Jew" with "skeptic."

"For us, it is a problem of whether our nation can ever recover its health, whether the Jewish spirit can ever really be eradicated.  Don't be misled into thinking you can fight a disease without killing the carrier, without destroying the bacillus.  Don't think you can fight racial tuberculosis without taking care to rid the nation of the carrier of that racial tuberculosis.  This Jewish contamination will not subside, this poisoning of the nation will not end, until the carrier himself, the Jew, has been banished from our midst."

"If I am ever really in power, the destruction of the Jews will be my first and most important job. As soon as I have power, I shall have gallows after gallows erected, for example, in Munich on the Marienplatz-as many of them as traffic allows. Then the Jews will be hanged one after another, and they will stay hanging until they stink. They will stay hanging as long as hygienically possible. As soon as they are untied, then the next group will follow and that will continue until the last Jew in Munich is exterminated. Exactly the same procedure will be followed in other cities until Germany is cleansed of the last Jew!"

AGW: Skeptics Will Be Blown to Smithereens

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Are You the Property of Your Government? by P. T. Freeman

One of the most interesting destinations has been the Republic of Cuba. Not being a U.S. citizen makes the process of visiting Cuba much easier. Due to a longstanding U.S. embargo against Cuba, U.S. citizens and permanent residents generally must obtain a license from the U.S. Treasury to visit and especially to spend money there. But, as a citizen of Dominica, I merely need to show my passport to obtain visa-free entry into Cuba. - for true expats

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Seth's Blog: Solving the problem isn't the problem

Sure, you need a solution to the problem. But mostly what you need is a self-funding method to scale your solution, a way of interacting with the market that gains in strength over time so you can start small and get big, solving the problem as you go.

good tips from godin

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Listening to Gary Bauer by Michael Scheuer

Open up any newspaper to see the mess America has sunk itself into around the world: for example, facing off with China over a lone, non-American dissident whose safety has no relation to U.S. security. Yet today, Paul’s call for staying out of other people’s wars unless genuine U.S. national interests are at stake is deemed radical, immoral, even anti-American. Amazing.

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Americans Renounced Their Citizenship in Record Numbers in 2011

Americans Renounced Their Citizenship in Record Numbers in 2011

Russia Today


If you think residing in America is taxing, just talk to one of the many expatriates who is contributing to a shocking statistic recently discovered: across the globe, people are renouncing their US citizenship in record numbers.

At least 1,788 Americans officially threw away their US citizenship in 2011, exceeding the totals from 2007, 2008 and 2009 combined. The Internal Revenue Service has been keeping a tally of US citizens driven to renouncing that title since only 1998, but last year’s number has officially raised the bar when it comes to calling America quits. What’s more, experts say, is that more and more Americans will soon be saying 'sayonara' to Uncle Sam if the federal government keeps up its trend of heavily taxing US citizens abroad.

Out of the 34 countries that belong to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United States is the only nation that taxes its citizens no matter where they reside on Earth. As long as a person maintains citizen status, they are expected to send the United States government pennies on every dollar earned no matter where they live, under current law. With the US enacting stricter guidelines in recent years that demand wealthy Americans abroad paying the IRS even more, citizens are voluntarily refusing the perks and protection of the United States in numbers unmatched in recent memory.

“The complexity of international tax law, combined with the administrative burden placed on these taxpayers, creates an environment where taxpayers who are trying their best to comply simply cannot,” explains the IRS in a report published in 2011. “For some, this means paying more US tax than is legally required, while others may be subject to steep civil and criminal penalties. For some US taxpayers abroad, the tax requirements are so confusing and the compliance burden so great that they give up their US citizenship.”

Following up on the trend, Reuters reveals that in recent years more and more millionaires and billionaires have voluntarily removed themselves from the American Empire in order to hold onto their earnings.

“Every dollar you save, you lose to the US tax man,” tax lawyer Matthew Ledvina explains to Bloomberg News. “That’s one reason why people give up citizenship.”

The US attorney, who now works for Anaford AG in Zurich, adds that more and more non-US banks are being pressured by the government to give away their clients’ cash. As a result, fewer banks are willing work with US citizens, even if they have millions or billions to install in their institutions.

“It started with the fallout from UBS and non-US banks feeling it’s too risky to deal with Americans abroad,” he adds. “It will increase because Fatca will require banks to track down people, some of whom will make voluntary disclosures before renouncing their citizenship.”

Facta, or the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, was amended in 2010 with harsher penalties for US citizens living abroad. Under that update, banks are required to take 30 percent from “certain US-connected payments” from those who don’t give the IRS enough information about their income, no matter how or where they earn it.

“There is incredible frustration at the audacity and imperial overreach of this law,” David Kuenzi of Thun Financial Advisors in Madison, Wisconsin tells Bloomberg of Facta. Brent Lipschultz, an accountant at New York’s EisnerAmper firm, adds that the whole thing is very “big brother” of America.

This year alone, around 6.3 million US citizens living abroad are expected to oblige to America’s tricky tax laws, lest they want to risk heftier penalties. Given the recent trend, however, that number is looking to only shrink.

Reprinted with permission from Russia Today.

May 7, 2012

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Amazon’s Cloud Marketing Is Affiliate Marketing 2.0 - Cruxroads

Amazon revolutionized Internet marketing by putting affiliate marketing on the map back in 1996, turning every little mom-and-pop website into a revenue channel for Amazon.  Today Amazon has turned to cloud marketing as the new and improved 2.0 version of affiliate marketing.  Amazon is using cloud computing to boost revenues by giving software and website developers easy, open access to their internal systems, encouraging them to develop new technology on top of Amazon’s systems that will drive new revenue channels for Amazon.

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