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Archived News Sunday February 5th, 2012
Author James B. Stewart: I pay a 74 percent tax rate posted 02/05/2012, 1:33 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Economy]
Is James B. Stewart paying the highest tax rate in America?

Famous author and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist James B. Stewart added up all the taxes he paid in one year, and he was stunned to learn his tax rate is an astonishing 74%.

How's that for "paying his fair share?"

Via the NYT:
In the many years I’ve been paying income taxes, I’ve never actually done the math to calculate my tax rate. Until now.

After all, Debbie Bosanek, Warren Buffett’s secretary, earned a seat in the limelight next to the first lady, Michelle Obama, at the State of the Union address for paying what ABC News reported was a tax rate of 35.8 percent. It isn’t clear what Ms. Bosanek meant by 35.8 percent — whether that’s her marginal federal tax rate or total tax rate, or whether she included the Nebraska state income tax.

At the other end of the spectrum, the Republican candidate Mitt Romney released his 2010 tax returns that showed he paid federal income tax of just over $3 million, 13.9 percent of his adjusted gross income of $21.7 million, or 17.5 percent of his taxable income of $17.1 million.

So with all the focus on tax rates, I sat down with my 2010 returns, calculator in hand. I’m still reeling from the results.

I paid 24 percent of my adjusted gross income in federal taxes and 37 percent in combined federal, state and local income taxes. I paid 49 percent of my taxable income in federal income tax, and 74 percent of my taxable income in combined federal, state and local income taxes. My totals include federal payroll and self-employment taxes.

When I reported the results to a few prominent tax experts, they were initially incredulous. “That’s very, very high,” said Robert Willens, a tax lawyer. “Congratulations.
... (more)

Laws For Thee, But Not For Me: 'I'll Bet You $10,000' Romney Says He Opposes Online Gambling posted 02/05/2012, 1:33 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Politics/Corruption]
Despite betting Rick Perry ten thousand dollars just a few weeks ago (going against his anti-gambling religion, mind you), Romney says he's against plebs being free to gamble themselves.

Via Poker News:
In an interview with 8 News Now in Las Vegas this week, Republican presidential can... (more)

One Nation, Under Guard posted 02/05/2012, 1:33 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Bad news about the impending police state here in America: it's already here. From the indefinite detention (without trial) of terrorism suspects both foreign and American to the escalating militarization of our nation's police forces, there's little to indicate that any level of... (more)

The Super Bowl's 'Security' posted 02/05/2012, 1:33 PM (Becky Akers)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Football fans, beware. "Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano joined NFL and other officials in warning that security for Sunday's game at Lucas Oil Stadium would be significantly heightened…" Whoa! Seems professional games have become so dangerous you’d better stay home this year.

And it isn’t just the Super Bowl. Those
... (more)

TSA Trains Super Bowl Hot Dog Sellers To Spot Terrorists posted 02/05/2012, 1:33 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Despite acknowledging there are “no credible or specific threats” to the safety of the 2012 Super Bowl in Indianapolis on Sunday, the TSA is training thousands of fast food sellers and other vendors to spot terrorists under the "First Observer" program.

“TSA said over 8,000 stadium vendors, parking lot attendants, shuttle bus drivers, and other transportation professionals received the agency's First Observer training for detecting and assessing indicators and planning tactics of
... (more)

Never Call the Police: Single Mother in Milwaukee Raped by Cop – Then Arrested for "Assaulting an Officer" posted 02/05/2012, 1:33 PM (William Grigg)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Crime victims who call 911 often discover that while the police can't offer help, they can always make the situation significantly worse -- as a single mother from Milwaukee learned when she was raped by one of the cops who responded to her call, then arrested for "assaulting an officer."

Police Officer Ladmarald Cates was one of two Milwaukee cops who responded to a 911 call from the anxious single mother after someone had pitched a brick through her bathroom window.  ... (more)

What Do You Do When The Country Where You Live Is Literally Going Insane? posted 02/05/2012, 1:33 PM (EndoftheAmericanDream)
[Category: Commentary]
Do you ever get the feeling that the world around you is going crazy?  If you live in America today and you are not in a television-induced coma, then you have probably had that feeling.  It seems like almost everywhere you turn these days, there is someone that is seriously losing it.  It is not just our politicians either.  In every profession and on every level of society there are lots of people that appear to be a few fries short of a Happy Meal.  So what do you do when the country where yo... (more)

'I Only Wish I Had Killed More' posted 02/05/2012, 1:32 PM (Laurence Vance)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
I recently mentioned here the deadliest sniper in U.S. history. Huff Post is running an excerpt from his book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.  Here is his absolutely warped view of the war in Iraq:
Savage, despicable evil. That's what we were fighting... (more)

Anti-SOPA forces have ISP snooping bill in their crosshairs posted 02/05/2012, 1:31 PM (CNET News)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
It took an Internet-wide outcry from millions of voters to prompt Rep. Lamar Smith, author of the Stop Online Piracy Act, to postpone a vote on the controversial Hollywood-backed bill.

Now Smith, a conservative Texas Republican, is being targeted a
... (more)

Feds Arrest Streaming Site Operator for Copyright Infringement posted 02/05/2012, 1:31 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A 28-year old man from Comstock Park, Michigan, has been arrested and charged with criminal copyright infringement. Yonjo Quiroa is the alleged operator of nine of the sixteen streaming related domain names that were seized a few hours ago as part of ‘Operation Fake Sweep’.

Brady: I Watched Super Bowl Last Year On Illegal Website posted 02/05/2012, 1:31 PM (CBS Local)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
NEW YORK (AP) — With the Super Bowl days away, federal authorities announced a crackdown Thursday on websites that stream unauthorized broadcasts of sports events just hours after New England quarterback Tom Brady told reporters in Indianapolis that he watched last year’s game on an illegal site.

[...]“Last year I was rehabbing my foot in Costa Rica, watching the game on an illegal Super Bowl website. And now I’m actually playing in the game. So, it’s pretty cool,” Brady said.

Megaupload Founder Accuses Police of Assault, Denied Bail Again posted 02/05/2012, 1:31 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Following a hearing today at the High Court in New Zealand, Kim Dotcom was again denied bail. The Megaupload founder, who authorities insist will likely flee should he be released, told the court that he’d been kicked and punched by police during his arrest. Dotcom added that during his time in prison he had been approached not only by women wanting to be his friend, but by an expert document forger.

Megaupload: Hong Kong Mulls Copyright Crackdown posted 02/05/2012, 1:31 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
In the wake of the Megaupload shutdown, authorities in Hong Kong say they will set up a center to investigate electronic crime and copyright infringement later this year. Although there has been no suggestion of wrong-doing, the news will almost certainly unsettle other cyberlocker services such as Filesonic, Uploading,, Zshare and Filepost, all of which have a presence in the region.

“Hong Kong, what an awesome place to do business and to host my new phantom persona,”
... (more)

Why is this responsible, but this insane? [Comic] posted 02/05/2012, 1:31 PM (SMBC Comics)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]

The Stealth of Nations posted 02/05/2012, 1:26 PM (Jeffrey Tucker)
[Category: Economy]
There's a Mexican restaurant I like (I'm not saying where it is) that seems to thrive in good times and bad. It never has a shortage of servers, cooks and people to bus the tables, even when there are only a few customer cars out front. Actually, it is hard to tell the workers from the customers, and extended family seems to appear from nowhere, people of all ages, sometimes eating, sometimes just visiting and sometimes going back and forth to the kitchen.

How does this place hand
... (more)

Record 1.2 Million People Fall Out Of Labor Force In One Month, Labor Force Participation Rate Tumbles To Fresh 30 Year Low posted 02/05/2012, 1:26 PM (ZeroHedge)
[Category: Economy]
A month ago, we joked when we said that for Obama to get the unemployment rate to negative by election time, all he has to do is to crush the labor force participation rate to about 55%. Looks like the good folks at the BLS heard us: it appears that the people not in the labor force exploded by an unprecedented record 1.2 million. No, that's not a typo: 1.2 million people dropped out of the labor force in one month!

Anonymous Strikes Again, Releases Massacre Marine's Emails posted 02/05/2012, 1:26 PM (Mashable)
[Category: Resistance]
Anonymous released sensitive documents Friday from the law firm that represented the U.S. Marine who led the 2005 Haditha massacre, which left 24 unarmed Iraqis dead.

Ex-cop Jason Arbeeny cries for judge, gets probation; officer planted drugs on innocents posted 02/05/2012, 1:26 PM (New York Daily News)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
He cried — and the judge cut him loose.

A disgraced NYPD detective convicted of planting drugs on an innocent couple was looking at jail time when he walked into court on Thursday.

He walked out with probation after blubbering that he was ashamed of himself and pleading for mercy.

"I can't look at myself in the mirror anymore," Jason Arbeeny told Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Gustin Reichbach.

“Sir, I am begging you, please don't send
... (more)

U.S. no-fly list doubles in 1 year posted 02/05/2012, 1:25 PM (USA Today)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
WASHINGTON (AP) – Even as the Obama administration says it's close to defeating al-Qaeda, the size of the government's secret list of suspected terrorists who are banned from flying to or within the United States has more than doubled in the past year, the Associated Press has learned.

Acquitted man says police paid witnesses to lie posted 02/05/2012, 1:25 PM (Courthouse News Service)
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A man whose life sentence for a drive-by shooting was overturned claims San Francisco police paid witnesses to lie at his trial and suppressed evidence that would have exonerated him.

Megaupload: Kim Dotcom describes his strange prison encounters in New Zealand court posted 02/05/2012, 1:25 PM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Internet millionaire Kim Dotcom, also known as Kim Schmitz, has appeared in a New Zealand court, describing unwanted approaches from a forger, a fake prosecutor and various female inmates wanting to be pen pals.

CIA Claims Release of its History of the Bay of Pigs Debacle Would "Confuse the Public." posted 02/05/2012, 1:24 PM (Unredacted)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Late last year, the Central Intelligence Agency explained to Judge Kessler of the US District Court in Washington DC that releasing the final volume of its three-decade-old history of the 1961 Bay of Pigs debacle would “confuse the public,” and should be withheld because it is a “predecisional” document.    Wow.  And I thought that I had heard them all.

Tigard businessman blocked from returning to U.S. after humanitarian trip to Libya posted 02/05/2012, 1:24 PM (Oregon Live)
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
A Tigard businessman helping distribute medicine and supplies in his native country of Libya has been blocked from flying back to the United States, his family and attorney said Friday.

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