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SEO Training Course – Video 28: Internal Linking [On-Page SEO Key Element #8] – Video

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Apr 122015
 



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Bitcoin Foundation hit hard by big bitcoin losses

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Apr 082015
 

The Bitcoin Foundation, formed in 2012 to promote the virtual currency, has rejected claims by a board member that its bankrupt but has acknowledged significant financial problemsironically as a result of a big drop in the value of its bitcoin holdings.

On Tuesday its board of directors rejected claims made a day earlier by board member Olivier Janssens that it was effectively bankrupt, but said the bitcoin roller coaster has forced it to drastically cut back its operations.

In early 2013 a bitcoin was valued at around $14 but that soared to $1,145 by November that same year, according to Coinbase. Three weeks later, it had collapsed to $569 and continued wide swings throughout much of 2014. Today, a bitcoin is worth about $258.

Those swings add up to bad news for the organization.

The drop in bitcoin price drastically affected the Foundations bottom line as the majority of assets were held in bitcoin, it said.

As a result, the foundation has cut programs to concentrate on one mission: development of the Bitcoin Core Protocol. Staff numbers have also been cut, although the foundation rejected Janssens claim that 90 percent had been fired.

Some team members left voluntarily and agreed to continue helping on a volunteer basis to help the Foundation during this financially austere time, it said.

The foundation hasnt revealed exactly how many bitcoins it holds, but a filing with the Internal Revenue Service said the holding was worth $4.5 million at the end of 2013. Based on figures from Coinbase, that was equivalent to just over 6,000 bitcoins. Today, those bitcoin would be worth $1.5 million.

The current state of the foundations finances should become clearer in the coming weeks when its latest IRS filing, covering 2014, becomes public.

And when it does, the board might face questions about why they didnt diversify the foundations assets to put it on a more stable base, instead choosing to keep them all in a volatile investment.

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Bitcoin Foundation hit by big bitcoin losses

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Apr 082015
 

Foundation says it’s not bankrupt, but has been hit hard by the currency it’s trying to promote

The Bitcoin Foundation, formed in 2012 to promote the virtual currency, has rejected claims by a board member that it’s bankrupt but has acknowledged significant financial problems — ironically as a result of a big drop in the value of its bitcoin holdings.

On Tuesday its board of directors rejected claims made a day earlier by board member Olivier Janssens that it was “effectively bankrupt,” but said the bitcoin roller coaster has forced it to drastically cut back its operations.

In early 2013 a bitcoin was valued at around $14 but that soared to $1145 by November that same year, according to Coinbase. Three weeks later, it had collapsed to $569 and continued wide swings throughout much of 2014. Today, a bitcoin is worth about $258.

Those swings add up to bad news for the organization.

“The drop in bitcoin price drastically affected the Foundations bottom line as the majority of assets were held in bitcoin,” it said.

As a result, the foundation has cut programs to concentrate on one mission: development of the Bitcoin Core Protocol. Staff numbers have also been cut, although the foundation rejected Janssens’ claim that 90 percent had been fired.

“Some team members left voluntarily and agreed to continue helping on a volunteer basis to help the Foundation during this financially austere time,” it said.

The foundation hasn’t revealed exactly how many bitcoins it holds, but a filing with the Internal Revenue Service said the holding was worth $4.5 million at the end of 2013. Based on figures from Coinbase, that was equivalent to just over 6,000 bitcoins. Today, those bitcoin would be worth $1.5 million.

The current state of the foundation’s finances should become clearer in the coming weeks when its latest IRS filing, covering 2014, becomes public.

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Blue Freedom: A mini hydropower plant for charging mobile devices

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Mar 252015
 

The all-new Blue Freedom kit offers yet another alternative to solar panels, fuel cells, muscle-powered dynamos, wind turbines, AC-charged back-up batteries and other portable power solutions. “The world’s smallest hydropower plant” transforms the power of running water into phone chatting, internet browsing, music listening, GPS navigating and other mobile device activities, and it does so from a package built to fit in a backpack.

We’ve covered other portable hydroelectric generator systems in the past, and some like the HydroBee were rather compact. Blue Freedom claims its kit is the smallest. It’s close to 2 oz (57 g) lighter than the HydroBee and looks considerably more compact. The relatively lightweight, slim Blue Freedom package can be carried in a backpack.

Developed in Germany, the Blue Freedom charging kit consists of a 4.7-in (12-cm-) -diameter micro turbine, a 5W generator and a 5,000 mAh lithium-polymer internal battery. The turbine takes a plunge into a running water body and the unit’s base stays ashore, letting you charge devices directly by way of the USB 2A and 1A ports. You can also store energy in the integrated battery for later use. A built-in LED light helps you see at night.

Blue Freedom tells us that the micro turbine doesn’t need to be situated in a specific way in relation to the direction of current, and is instead designed to flow with the water and deliver efficient charging. The kit is designed to operate in temperatures between 41 and 104 F (5 and 40 C) and altitudes up to 16,400 feet (5,000 m).

The idea of a small, packable hydropower system is certainly interesting, and the Blue Freedom appears to be a slickly designed package, but it left us asking: Why? It seems like solar panels are more versatile and easier to set up, allowing you to charge your device on the move as well as in place. Sunlight also tends to be a more readily-available commodity than running water when traveling off the grid.

According to the governments of US and Canada, two world leaders in hydropower production, hydropower is the most efficient means of generating electricity, transforming up to 90 percent of available water energy into usable electricity. Compare that to around 15 percent for solar panels, and you can start to see why a portable hydropower charger could prove quite superior.

Now we have no expectations that a micro turbine bobbing around in a ripple is going to be anywhere near as efficient as a full-sized hydropower plant, but Blue Freedom’s estimates do look promising. The company tells us that the hydropower kit should charge its internal 5,000 mAh battery in three to four hours, assuming a water flow rate of 1.2 m/sec (2.7 mph). An iPhone 6 would take about one to two hours at that same water rate.

The Blue Freedom’s times are much better than portable solar kits we’ve covered. For example, the Powertraveller Solarmonkey Adventurer takes 8 to 10 hours to charge its 2,500-mAh lithium-polymer battery. The Solar Joos Orange has received high marks for device-charging speeds from publications like Wired, but its internal 5,400 mAh battery takes 12 hours to charge via solar. So the simple answer to our question of “why” is “because you can power up the internal battery in a few hours, rather than over the course of half a day.”

Blue Freedom’s charging times are only a manufacturer estimates based on a prototype, so they’re not worth getting too excited over yet. Still, assuming the Blue Freedom is well designed, it should be able to offer quicker, more efficient off-grid charging than other portable options.

Depending upon the nature of the trip, the Blue Freedom may or may not be more convenient than other types of chargers. It’d be a good solution for camping (near a suitable stretch of creek or river), in which you’re staying in one place for an extended period and would be able to charge at night, when there’s no sunshine to harvest. On the other hand, it wouldn’t be very useful for trips through the city, desert or any stretch of land not adjacent to a flowing water body, which breaks down to a lot of stretches of land. The base station does include a microUSB port for charging the internal battery, so you could use other forms of energy, including solar panels, in the event that you can’t find running water. That will of course add to its 0.9-lb (400-g) pack weight and 7.9 x 2.2-in (20 x 5.5-cm) size.

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NSA & British GCHQ Hacked SIM Card Maker to Steal Encryption Keys to Spy on Billions of Cellphones – Video

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Mar 052015
 



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Bitcoin: trend or way of the future?

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Feb 072015
 

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Amarillo, TX – A local woman is building her dream home entirely from trash.

Amarillo, TX – A local woman is building her dream home entirely from trash.

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An icon in an area town is celebrating a big milestone this weekend. The Gem Theater in Claude is celebrating 100 years.

An icon in an area town is celebrating a big milestone this weekend. The Gem Theater in Claude is celebrating 100 years.

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Amarillo, TX – Millions of fraudulent tax returns are are being filed each year with stolen information, which is creating a growing concern for the Internal Revenue Service this tax season.

Amarillo, TX – Millions of fraudulent tax returns are are being filed each year with stolen information, which is creating a growing concern for the Internal Revenue Service this tax season.

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Jan 292015
 



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IRS says bitcoin will be taxed

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Dec 272014
 

Virtual currencies like bitcoin will be taxed like property – not currency, the Internal Revenue Service says.

The IRS says bitcoin is not legal tender. You can’t use it to pay your taxes.

However, if you receive wages in bitcoin, you have to pay taxes on it just like you would if you got paid in dollars. Or if you got paid in chickens.

The IRS issued a series of 16 questions and answers on Tuesday to clarify the tax treatment of virtual currencies like bitcoin. In general, the IRS says, it will apply the same rules that govern other barter transactions.

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If you receive wages in bitcoin, they would be taxed at their fair market value at the time you were paid, the IRS said. If you use bitcoins to pay for goods or services, the vendor must report the income, using the fair market value of the bitcoins at the time of the transaction.

For investors, bitcoins will be treated like other commodities, the IRS said. If they increase in value, you have to pay capital gains taxes after you sell them. If they lose value, you can recognise a capital loss.

Created in 2009, bitcoin is an online currency that allows people to make one-to-one transactions, buy goods and services and exchange money across borders without involving banks or other third parties. Bitcoins have become popular with libertarians, tech enthusiasts and speculators.

Regulators worry about criminals using them to avoid detection.

In February, one of the largest bitcoin exchanges, based in Tokyo, filed for bankruptcy, adding to mistrust of the currency. Supporters say problems at the exchange were isolated.

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Bitcoin bigwig goes to prison in Silk Road case

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Dec 212014
 

BitInstant CEO Charlie Shrem is sentenced to two years prison time, despite asking to be let off free to “change the world.”

BitInstant CEO Charlie Shrem has been sentenced to two years in prison in a case involving money laundering. Bitcoin

Bitcoin evangelist Charlie Shrem was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday after being charged with laundering money through the notorious online drug bazaar Silk Road.

Shrem pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting an unlicensed money transmission in September. After striking this plea deal with the government, Shrem faced up to six years in prison. However, US District Judge Jed Rakoff decided two years would be sufficient. The judge denied Shrem’s request to be let off without any prison time so he could “change the world” by showing he had learned from his mistakes, according to Bloomberg.

“I screwed up,” Shrem told the judge in court on Friday, according to Bloomberg. “The bitcoin community, they’re scared and there is no money laundering going on anymore. They’re terrified. Bitcoin is my baby, it’s my whole world and my whole life, it’s what I was put on this earth to do. I need to be out there. If your honor grants me that, I can be out there in the world, making sure that people don’t do the same stupid things that I did.”

Prosecuting attorney Preet Bharara submitted a filing to Judge Rakoff on Wednesday urging the judge to sentence Shrem to prison time.

“The story of this case is not one of tragedy, but farce,” Bharara wrote. “Throughout the year 2012, Charlie Shrem made a mockery of the anti-money laundering laws.”

Shrem, who was the CEO of bitcoin exchange company BitInstant, was arrested in New York in January in a multi-agency crackdown led by the US Attorney’s office, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Internal Revenue Service. Another prominent bitcoin figure, Robert Faiella, was also arrested in the sting.

According to the agencies, the men engaged in a scheme to sell over $1 million in bitcoins for use on the now shuttered underground drug marketplace Silk Road. From December 2011 to October 2013, the agencies say, Faiella was in charge of a bitcoin exchange on Silk Road called BTCKing, in which he took users cash, funneled it through Shrem’s company and gave the users bitcoins in return.

Both men were initially charged with “conspiring to commit money laundering, and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business.” Shrem was also charged with failing to report suspicious activity in violation of the Bank Secrecy Act.

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Bitcoin price volatility sparks fear of crash

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Oct 062014
 

A bitcoin ATM machine is shown at a restaurant in San Diego, California. The price of bitcoin plummeted by 20 per cent over the weekend hitting a one-year low. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

The price of bitcoin fell nearly 20 per cent this weekend to its lowest level of the year, prompting worries of a crash.

As the price is going down, some of us are under immense psychological stress, one user posted on Reddit on Sunday. Please share how you cope with it.

On Sunday afternoon, bitcoin was trading at about $300, up from a low of $286, according to CoinDesk, a virtual currency website. Some contend that bitcoins price is irrelevant and that it does not reflect the virtual currencys true value.

Bitcoin is still most popular among speculators and technology enthusiasts and has yet to find a general use that will push it into the mainstream and help stabilize its price, they say.

Bitcoins recent price decline can appear jarring, but it is nothing new. Indeed, some say the wild price swings have hindered its widespread adoption. Since it was introduced in 2009 by an anonymous programmer, or group of programmers, bitcoin has fluctuated unpredictably in price. After reaching its peak of about $1,150 late last year, the price has been in a prolonged slide. In August, a flash crash briefly set the currency world on edge, as the price dipped on one exchange to just over $300 from nearly $500.

Bitcoin ended that day down about 12 per cent. For anyone complaining about the current price of bitcoin, remember it has more than doubled over the last 12 months, Roger Ver, a bitcoin enthusiast and investor, said in a Twitter message Sunday.

But even those most confident in bitcoin are having trouble explaining the recent decline. One reason for the drop could be uncertainty over potential regulations.

In July, New York became the first state to propose regulations for bitcoin companies. The comment period for the regulations, which were introduced by the Department of Financial Services, is set to end Oct. 21.

Bitcoin has attracted the attention of a number of other regulatory agencies in the United States, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Internal Revenue Service. The increase in the number of merchants now accepting bitcoin could also be affecting the price. These merchants, including Overstock and Dell, use third-party payment processors like Coinbase to immediately convert Bitcoin to dollars. This means there are more bitcoins in circulation, which could be helping to drive down the price. Some say that the market has been distracted with other events, including the Alibaba Groups initial public offering and the recent surge in the US dollar.

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Liberty Twp. Tea Party members share frustration with IRS scandal

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Sep 162014
 

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Members of the Liberty Twp. Tea Party organization say they are beyond frustrated with the Internal Revenue Services handling of their tax-exempt status request.

Nine Tea Party organizations, including the Liberty Twp. group, are still awaiting a response from the IRS, according to Gene Kapp, a spokesman for the American Center for Law and Justice.

Congress and the Justice Department are investigating whether the IRS improperly scrutinized applications for tax-exempt status from conservative groups during the 2010 and 2012 elections. A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit by 10 tea party groups to move forward against the IRS, rejecting a request by the federal government to dismiss all the allegations that the agency subjected conservative groups to additional, often burdensome scrutiny.

Whether that lawsuit will be continued or dismissed will be known any day now, Kapp said.

The U.S. government filed a motion to dismiss our lawsuit some time ago, he said. We, of course, filed our response opposing the motion to dismiss. We expect a decision by a federal judge any day now regarding that motion.

Liberty Twp. Tea Party applied for tax-exempt status in January 2011.

I have moved beyond frustration with governments inability to process paper work in a timely manner, said Susan McLaughlin, a member of the Liberty Twp. Tea Party. I have lost any trust or expectation of fairness in the federal government. My naivet in believing the government would follow their own rules has been replaced with anger and suspicion.

Katy Kern is more to the point saying how the group feels: I dont think we are frustrated, I think we are pissed off.

We refuse to back down or be intimidated, Kern said. Somebody has to stand up to the bullies and we are glad that there are 8 other tea parties w the stones to do it.

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House votes to hold former IRS official in contempt

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May 082014
 

Lois Lerner, former director of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division at the Internal Revenue Service, exercises her Fifth Amendment Right against self incrimination during a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Capitol Hill on March 5. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

WASHINGTON – The Republican-led House voted Wednesday to hold former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions related to the agency’s undue scrutiny of certain tax-exempt groups.

The vote to hold Lerner in contempt of Congress was 231-187, with all Republicans voting in favor and all but a few Democrats voting against.

It’s now up to a local U.S. attorney to consider criminal charges against Lerner. The Justice Department, however, has ignored past contempt charges against executive branch officials, including contempt charges against Attorney General Eric Holder.

While the vote may have no practical impact, it does up the ante in the political bout between Democrats and Republicans over the IRS scandal.

Republicans maintain they are determined to get to the bottom of the scandal and find out why IRS officials, starting in 2010, unfairly targeted groups for their political activity.

“All we’re doing as Article One is saying an employee of Article Two, the executive branch, didn’t properly assert her rights,” House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., explained to his congressional colleagues Tuesday night in a meeting of the House Rules Committee. “We want Article Three, the federal court, to decide whether or not… we should be entitled to answers to some of our questions. … Nothing could be less partisan than, in fact, to let the federal court decide.”

In addition to holding Lerner in contempt, the House also voted 250-168 to approve a resolution calling on Holder to appoint a special counsel to investigate the IRS targeting.

Democrats have dismissed the GOP’s aggressive pursuit of this issue as a partisan witch-hunt. They’ve noted that multiple investigations into the IRS have already been launched, including an ongoing Justice Department investigation. Democrats have also stressed that the IRS inappropriately targeted both conservative and liberal groups, while pointing to evidence showing the misconduct wasn’t politically motivated.

On top of all that, Democrats assert there is no basis for the contempt charge.

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IRS targets Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty – Video

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Apr 202014
 



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Brownells Extends Support for Injured Warfighters to Freedom Alliance

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Mar 252014
 

Montezuma, Iowa (PRWEB) March 25, 2014

Brownells is proud to announce its support for Freedom Alliances Support Our Troops program. The $10,000 donation will go directly toward the Outdoor Adventures program, which provides outdoor-related recreational opportunities for combat-wounded U.S. Servicemen and women and their families.

Brownells commitment to honoring and supporting those who serve our country is well known, said Freedom Alliance President Tom Kilgannon. Were grateful to Brownells for their generous support. This gift helps us to take injured service members into a naturally therapeutic environment the American Outdoors and allow them to escape the hospital setting.

Freedom Alliances Outdoor Adventures also provides wounded troops with the opportunity to meet fellow warriors in similar circumstances, and recommit themselves to their long and challenging road to recovery, added Kilgannon. Together, Freedom Alliance and Brownells are helping Americas heroes to benefit from Americas great heritage of outdoor sports and recreation.

The Outdoor Adventures initiative is a part of Freedom Alliances Support Our Troops program. This program includes troop appreciation events, dinners, dream vacations and a multitude of other programs to support troops families at home.

Its always a great privilege for us to honor veterans, particularly those whove suffered injuries as a result of their service, said Pete Brownell, CEO of Brownells. We know our injured heroes often have long stays in hospitals and rehab centers, so we hope that providing them with an opportunity to get outside, relax and enjoy themselves will help lift their spirits and speed their recoveries.

In addition to Freedom Alliance, Brownells backs a number of veterans and injured veterans support organizations including the Special Operations Wounded Warriors, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and the NRA Life of Duty.

To learn more, or to donate to the Freedom Alliance, visit their website.

About Freedom Alliance

Freedom Alliance is an educational and charitable organization which sponsors numerous program activities aimed at supporting and honoring our service members and their families. Freedom Alliance is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a public charity organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.

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U.S. Expands Investigations Against Offshore Tax Evasion To India, Israel

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Feb 282014
 

WASHINGTON: The U.S. has expanded its action against tax cheaters to countries such as India, Israel and Liechtenstein, a top U.S. official told lawmakers. So far, the U.S. action was primarily focused against tax cheaters on Switzerland. “While the (Justice) Department’s initial efforts and this hearing have focused on Switzerland, we have expanded our investigations to go after tax cheats and the banks assisting them in India, Israel, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, and several Caribbean countries,” the Deputy Attorney General, James M Cole, told a Congressional committee.

Since 2009, the Department has publicly charged 73 account holders and 35 professionals with violations arising from their offshore banking activities, and 72 individuals have pleaded guilty or were convicted at trial, he said. “Just as importantly our enforcement efforts have driven over 43,000 taxpayers with secret offshore accounts to identify themselves to the IRS, disclose their offshore accounts, and to pay a total of over $6 billion in back taxes, penalties and interest. And that number is growing,” he said.

Cole said in 2013, the Department obtained four separate orders authorizing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to issue John Doe summonses seeking records from banks in the U.S. for the U.S. correspondent accounts of banks located in the Caribbean, Switzerland, and other European countries and America has successfully compelled account holders to provide the U.S. with personal records of their foreign banking activities.

Since the UBS deferred prosecution agreement in February 2009, the Department has taken public action against two other banks, he said, adding that in January 2013, Wegelin Bank, one of the oldest financial institutions in Switzerland, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and was ordered to pay substantial fines and to forfeit funds.

“As a result of its criminal conviction, Wegelin was forced to close its doors, which sent a shockwave through the community of banks and bankers in Switzerland that had been engaged in facilitating U.S. tax evasion. In July 2013, Liechtensteinische Landesbank AG entered into a non-prosecution agreement, and paid substantial fines,” he said. What is particularly notable about this case is that we were able to have Liechtenstein actually change its bank secrecy laws retroactively. This enabled the department to obtain files relating to non-compliant U.S. account holders,” he said. “In August 2013, the department publicly stated that 14 banks have been authorized for investigation concerning the use of Swiss bank accounts. This is in addition to on-going investigations concerning cross-border activities by banks in India, Israel, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, and several Caribbean countries,” Cole added.

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Taxing the First Amendment: Using the IRS to Censor Speech? – Video

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Feb 272014
 



Taxing the First Amendment: Using the IRS to Censor Speech?
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YouTube Internal Linking Strategies for YouTube silos and playlist SEO – Video

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Jan 272014
 



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Tax havens Jersey, Isle of Man, and Guernsey join tax fraud pact

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Dec 202013
 

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The United States has signed anti-tax fraud pacts with six countries and territories including some considered tax havens, the US Treasury Department said Thursday. The Netherlands, Malta, and the British territories of Bermuda, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man signed various bilateral agreements with the US during the past week to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, the Treasury said in a statement, AFP reports. FATCA, enacted by Congress in 2010, requires information reporting and withholding tax provisions that target non-compliance by US taxpayers using foreign accounts. Under the law, US financial institutions must withhold a portion of certain payments made to foreign financial institutions which do not agree to identify and report information on US account holders. FATCA continues to gather momentum as we work with partners worldwide to combat offshore tax evasion,” said Robert Stack, the Treasury’s deputy assistant secretary for international tax affairs. This large number of signings in one week alone sends a strong signal to tax evaders everywhere: international support for FATCA is growing.” To date, the United States has signed 18 FATCA intergovernmental agreements, has 11 agreements in substance, and is conducting related discussions with many other jurisdictions, the Treasury said. Bermuda signed an agreement with the US on Thursday that means it will direct and aid foreign financial institutions in the British overseas territory to register with the US tax authority, the Internal Revenue Service, and report the required information directly to the IRS. The Netherlands, Malta, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man, signed another type of agreement this week which requires the foreign financial institutions to report the information to their home governments, which in turn will report it to the IRS. A 2013 Congressional Research Service report to Congress said that Bermuda, Jersey, Guernsey, Malta and the Isle of Man are cited on lists of tax havens, while the Netherlands is considered to have tax haven characteristics.”

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‘Duck Dynasty’ suspension doesn’t violate First Amendment

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Dec 202013
 

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

Editor’s note: LZ Granderson writes a weekly column for CNN.com. A senior writer for ESPN and lecturer at Northwestern University, the former Hechinger Institute fellow has had his commentary recognized by the Online News Association, the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. Follow him on Twitter @locs_n_laughs.

(CNN) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal got involved in the “Duck Dynasty” controversy Thursday by tweeting his response to A&E’s decision to suspend Phil Robertson for his inflammatory remarks in a recent GQ interview.

“I remember when TV networks believed in the First Amendment,” he wrote, adding, “it is a messed up situation when Miley Cyrus gets a laugh, and Phil Robertson gets suspended.”

The truth is it is a messed up situation when a governor rumored to have his sights on the presidency doesn’t understand the breadth of the First Amendment.

LZ Granderson

The Federal Communications Commission did not send officials into the office of Nancy Dubuc, president of A&E Networks. The FBI did not threaten to put Robertson away, and the Internal Revenue Service didn’t freeze his bank accounts.

This is what the First Amendment protects us from — laws being made that restrict freedom of religion, the press and/or speech. It does not protect us from how society responds to the expression of one’s religion, the press or speech.

Robertson’s boss punished him for his remarks. The government didn’t.

Now for those out of the loop, Robertson — a 67-year-old Louisiana native and a star of “Duck Dynasty” who holds a master’s in education — said, “I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person,” and the black people he worked with “were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”

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