Military Police Deployed As 500,000 Catalan Independence Protesters Shut Down Barcelona

Military Police Deployed As 500,000 Catalan Independence Protesters Shut Down Barcelona By Tyler Durden Central Barcelona has reportedly been paralyzed as mass protests which international reports estimate to number over a half-million people are driven by outrage at harsh prison sentences for pro-independence leaders handed down by the top Spanish court. Protest leaders are vowing “the streets will be ours” as they push for Catalan independence, and as riot police have begun clashing with stone-throwing activists, who are also in some places of the city setting makeshift roadblocks ablaze. With night fall, reporters on the…

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Taxpayers to Be Held Liable After Cops Steal Man’s Phone, Film Themselves Conspiring to Frame Him

Taxpayers to Be Held Liable After Cops Steal Man’s Phone, Film Themselves Conspiring to Frame Him By Matt Agorist Hartford, CT — On September 11, 2015, journalist and police accountability activist Michael Picard was illegally detained for lawfully open carrying and filming police on public property. During the illegal detainment, Connecticut state troopers confiscated his gun and his camera. However, the trooper who took the phone went on to make a critical mistake — he left the camera rolling while conspiring with fellow officers to falsely charge Picard. In 2017,…

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18 Facts on the US National Debt That Are Almost Too Hard to Believe

18 Facts on the US National Debt That Are Almost Too Hard to Believe By Mitchell Nemeth At around $22.5 trillion, the United States national debt sits at 106 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). There is no disputing that this gigantic debt will someday become due and payable. However, there is hesitation among the political class as to what must be done to pay down and eliminate this debt. Continual Spending Increases Progressive lawmakers have largely refrained from discussing this liability, preferring to claim that the United States can…

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The Trillion-Dollar Military Still Isn’t Enough for the War Party

The Trillion-Dollar Military Still Isn’t Enough for the War Party By Ryan McMaken Since the end of the Cold War in 1990, US defense spending has increased 182 percent in nominal terms, and 44 percent in inflation-adjusted terms. In inflation-adjusted terms, defense spending is now about equal with the all-time peak reached in 2011, and the White House’s Office of Management and Budget estimates that defense spending will reach an all-time high in 2020. Source: Office of Management and Budget, Historical Tables, Table 3.2. In 2018 dollars, defense spending hit…

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The Gov’t Gave Her Son a Sex Change Without Parental Consent, And Other Weekly News from The Twilight Zone

The Gov’t Gave Her Son a Sex Change Without Parental Consent, And Other Weekly News from The Twilight Zone By Simon Black, Sovereign Man Welcome to our Friday roll up, where we highlight the most interesting, absurd, and concerning stories we are following this week. Can’t sue cop for breaking domestic violence victim’s bones It all started when a boyfriend playfully tried to push his girlfriend into the pool. Most people would see that as harmless horsing around. But one lady saw domestic violence. So she called the police. Police…

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10,000 American Cryptocurrency Owners Will Receive Warning Letters From the IRS

10,000 American Cryptocurrency Owners Will Receive Warning Letters From the IRS By Jamie Redman On July 26, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the tax agency has started sending letters to American cryptocurrency owners advising them to pay their taxes. According to the organization, three types of letters will be sent to more than 10,000 taxpayers by the end of August. The news follows the recent IRS taskforce slide that shows alarming recommendations on how tax agents should investigate digital currency users. Through Compliance Efforts the Internal Revenue…

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Home Equity Theft: How a Man’s Home Was Seized Over $8.41 in Unpaid Taxes

Home Equity Theft: How a Man’s Home Was Seized Over $8.41 in Unpaid Taxes By Brittany Hunter For three years, the pair scrimped and saved in order to fix up the four-unit property. On the weekends, Ramouldo would spend his days off making the 11-hour drive from New Jersey to Michigan to work on the house, making the much-needed repairs himself. In addition to the small complex, the family had purchased a small home next door. The plan was to renovate and rent out each unit and then use that…

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Sorry, I Don’t Want to Pay for More Bombs: Bitcoin as a Hedge Against Funding War

Sorry, I Don’t Want to Pay for More Bombs: Bitcoin as a Hedge Against Funding War By Graham Smith After nearly two decades of U.S.-led coalition bombs falling on the Middle East, peace in the region still has not been achieved. Now the United States is once again bolstering military forces, this time in Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, taxpayers in multiple countries are being forced to pay for these ill-fated and unethical campaigns, with little to no say in the matter. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency provide a means, however, to store and…

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Does the State Care More About Tax Evasion than Murder?

Does the State Care More About Tax Evasion than Murder? By Lee Friday Rape and murder are violent acts. Ordinary citizens consider these to be far more serious offenses than acts of theft. Accordingly, as we allocate limited resources to solving all offenses, our expectation is that rape and murder will be given top priority. However, the actions of politicians and bureaucrats appear to reflect a view that theft, or more precisely, theft from government, is considered a more heinous crime than the rape or murder of ordinary citizens. We…

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Signed as Law: Kansas Removes Barrier to the Use of Gold and Silver as Money

Signed as Law: Kansas Removes Barrier to the Use of Gold and Silver as Money By Michael Maharrey TOPEKA, Kan. (May 22, 2019) – Last week, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed a bill exempting gold and silver bullion, and other precious metals, from the state sales tax. Passage of this legislation eliminates one barrier to using gold and silver in everyday transactions, a foundational step for people to undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. Rep. Jim Kelly (R-Independence) introduced House Bill 2140 (HB2140) on Feb. 5. The new law exempts…

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