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2014 on Pace for Record Number of Americans to Renounce Their U.S. Citizenship; 73% of Americans Living Abroad May Do So in the Future

2014 on Pace for Record Number of Americans to Renounce Their U.S. Citizenship; 73% of Americans Living Abroad May Do So in the Future

on October 27, 2014, 6:29 AM / in International News, National News

By Paul Caron  /  Tax Proof Blog International Tax Blog, 2014 Third Quarter Published Expatriates – Third Highest Ever: Today the Treasury Department published the names of individuals who renounced their U.S. citizenship or terminated their long-term U.S. residency (“expatriated”) during the third quarter of 2014. The number of published expatriates for the quarter was 776, which is the third […]

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Once-Peaceful Canada Turns Militaristic; Blowback Follows

Once-Peaceful Canada Turns Militaristic; Blowback Follows

on October 27, 2014, 6:09 AM / in International News, National News, News

In 1968 the government of Canada decided to openly admit Americans seeking to avoid being drafted into the US war on Vietnam. Before, would-be immigrants were technically required to prove that they had been discharged from US military service. This move made it easier for Americans to escape President Johnson’s war machine by heading north. Although a founding member of […]

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German consumer confidence stops falling: survey

German consumer confidence stops falling: survey

on October 24, 2014, 10:01 AM / in International News, News

  Frankfurt (AFP) – Consumer confidence in Germany has stopped falling, as consumers appear to be no longer fazed by economic fallout from geopolitical crises, a new poll found on Friday. Following the recent declines, “consumer sentiment rose again somewhat in October, halting the downward trend,” market research company GfK said in a statement. “Consumers appear to be less unnerved […]

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The Sale of Black Market Oil

The Sale of Black Market Oil

on October 24, 2014, 9:50 AM / in International News, News

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) makes $1 million a day off its black-market oil sales but U.S. airstrikes have helped choke off the terror group’s sources of income. The Treasury Department said on Thursday that as of mid-June ISIS made $1 million a day on oil sales, but expects that number has dropped due to the airstrikes. […]

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News Bites from Washington…..

News Bites from Washington…..

on October 23, 2014, 9:24 AM / in International News, National News, News

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is heading to Berkeley, Calif. to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new General Purpose Laboratory. Later he will participate in a discussion on climate change.  (How thrilling!) Director of public engagement at the Energy Department, Heidi VanGenderen, will keynote the Clean Tech Open Innovation summit. The Business Council for International Understanding is scheduled to hold […]

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Kerry Blames Israel for ISIS Recruitment

Kerry Blames Israel for ISIS Recruitment

on October 23, 2014, 7:02 AM / in International News, News

by Joseph Klein  /  FrontPage Mag.com Secretary of State John Kerry chose a White House ceremony on October 16th for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha to regurgitate a false theory linking the Israeli/Palestinian conflict with the increase of jihadist violence and recruitment in the Middle East region. “As I went around and met with people in the course of our discussions about the ISIL [also referred to as ISIS or the Islamic State] coalition, […]

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DHS ISSUES NEW EBOLA PROTOCOLS

on October 22, 2014, 7:18 AM / in International News, National News, News

Hat trick to The Hill The Homeland Security Department unveiled new rules for travelers from countries affected by the Ebola epidemic, requiring them to arrive at one of five major U.S. airports for a health screening. The move comes after lawmakers in both parties demanded the government take additional steps to ensure no one carries the virus into the U.S., with a new […]

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DID AIRDROPPED ARMS FALL TO ISIS?

DID AIRDROPPED ARMS FALL TO ISIS?

on October 22, 2014, 6:54 AM / in International News, News

The Pentagon said Tuesday it did not know whether military aid was accidentally dropped to Islamic State in Iraq and Syria fighters instead of the Syrian Kurdish forces they were destined for. On Sunday, U.S. aircraft dropped 28 bundles of small arms, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters battling ISIS in the Syrian town of Kobani. Defense officials said one bundle […]

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The cost of war

The cost of war

on October 22, 2014, 6:49 AM / in International News, National News, News

The U.S. mission against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has cost $424 million so far, a Pentagon official announced on Tuesday. Spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the price tag, since the U.S. expanded its bombing campaign on Aug. 8, has averaged $7.6 million per day. So far, U.S. forces have launched more than 260 airstrikes in […]

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Milking the State Department’s cash cow

Milking the State Department’s cash cow

on October 21, 2014, 2:48 PM / in International News, National News, News

By Lee Cary  /  The American Thinker The liberal media is ignoring the developing story detailing the fiduciary incompetence of the Department of State (DOS) during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State. Meanwhile, the Inspector General (IG) of the DOS, Steve A. Linick, appears to be taking his job quite seriously. Linick’s third “management alert” since assuming the IG […]

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Oregon Carbon Tax

Oregon Carbon Tax

on October 18, 2014, 6:52 AM / in International News, National News, News

On August 14, 2013, Oregon passed a bill authorizing a study of the feasibility of a statewide carbon tax. The study is expected to be presented to legislators on November 15, 2014. Proponents argue a carbon tax would provide Oregon with a more stable stream of revenue that would reduce dependence on more-volatile income tax revenue and “augment or replace […]

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Vomiting Passenger Dies on Flight from Nigeria to New York’s JFK

Vomiting Passenger Dies on Flight from Nigeria to New York’s JFK

on October 17, 2014, 8:15 AM / in International News, National News, News

by Warner Todd Huston  /  Breitbart A passenger on a flight from Nigeria headed to New York’s JFK airport died in flight after vomiting in his seat Thursday, causing panic on board and on the ground and spurring a Congressman to demand changes in U.S. Ebola protocols. The unnamed 63-year-old passenger from Lagos, Nigeria began vomiting during the flight and […]

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The Smoking Ban: Just Another Form of Illiberal Leftist Social Control

The Smoking Ban: Just Another Form of Illiberal Leftist Social Control

on October 17, 2014, 6:25 AM / in International News, News

by Russell Taylor  /  Breitbart According to Health Minister Lord Darzi, smoking should be banned in London’s outdoor areas, making it the most smoke-free city in the world. While he’s at it, he also wants to ban fast food outlets from opening within 400-metres of a school, to introduce a minimum price per unit of alcohol of 50p, to force […]

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UN Pushes Global “New Deal”

UN Pushes Global “New Deal”

on October 13, 2014, 7:15 AM / in International News, National News, News

In a new report on “global governance” and “policy space for development,” the dictator-dominated United Nations blasted free markets and said it was time for what the outfit described as an “international ‘New Deal.’” The wild demand, issued by the UN “Conference on Trade and Development” (UNCTAD) in its recently released annual report, also included attacks on tax competition, along […]

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US CONTINUES STRIKES NEAR KOBANI

US CONTINUES STRIKES NEAR KOBANI

on October 11, 2014, 7:58 AM / in International News, News

The U.S. continued airstrikes near Kobani on Thursday, as the town’s Kurds fought Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants who are threatening to take over the northern Syrian border town. Using bombers, the U.S. conducted at least nine airstrikes near Kobani on Thursday.  Six airstrikes were conducted south of the town, destroying two ISIS-held buildings, a tank, a heavy machine […]

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Couple addresses Synod, urges soft-pedaling on homosexuality

Couple addresses Synod, urges soft-pedaling on homosexuality

on October 7, 2014, 9:48 AM / in International News, News

By John-Henry Westen   /  LifeSiteNews.com One of the six couples chosen to participate in the Vatican’s Synod on the Family had some rather controversial advice for the gathered leaders of the Catholic Church. Ron and Mavis Pirola, co-directors of the Australian Catholic Marriage and Family Council, spoke this afternoon to the 191 synod fathers. The text of their address was released […]

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Li Na receives flowers from Nadal, a teary goodbye at China Open

Li Na receives flowers from Nadal, a teary goodbye at China Open

on October 6, 2014, 6:49 AM / in International News, News, Sports, Tennis

It was a fitting goodbye for China’s biggest tennis star, complete with hugs from her former competitors, cheers from Chinese fans, and a bouquet of flowers from Rafael Nadal. There were also tears. Plenty of tears. Li Na received a touching send-off at the China Open on Tuesday, more than a week after she announced her retirement from the sport, […]

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Maher in trouble

Maher in trouble

on October 5, 2014, 10:23 AM / in International News, News

Conservatives are applauding Bill Maher today, after he was falsely accused of racism by Hollywood’s Ben Affleck during a debate on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. Maher’s sin, along with guest Sam Harris, was to point out–correctly–that radical Islam acts upon execrable beliefs about non-believers that are shared widely within the Muslim world. Yet Maher himself has been a […]

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Three U.S. Airmen Missing After Typhoon Phanfone Slams Okinawa

on October 5, 2014, 9:34 AM / in International News, News

NBC News Three airmen in Okinawa, Japan, were missing and feared drowned Sunday after being swept away by waves caused by Typhoon Phanfone, the U.S Air Force and local coastguard officials said. “Three airmen were washed out to sea from the northwest coast of Okinawa” at about 3:45 p.m. local time (2.45 a.m. ET), the Kadena Air Base said in […]

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Muslims who Saved the Lives of Jews

on October 4, 2014, 7:01 AM / in International News, News

“The first duty of a man is to think for himself” ― José Martí The horrors committed by evil people during the Holocaust are well known and documented. Less well known are the merciful deeds performed by good people during the years of World War II. Among the least known of these decent individual are the Muslims in Albania who […]

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