Category Archive: government corruption

Jul 19

US Postal Service gave time off and benefits to postal workers who campaigned for Hillary

“Campaign finance reformers” often depict (private sector) funding of political ads as an overwhelmingly influential factor in elections. But there are many ways that people and institutions influence election outcomes. Government agencies have numerous means of trying to influence the political sphere. Now the Washington Post reports that the US Postal Service gave time off …

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Jul 14

U.S. Taxpayers are forced to subsidize Amazon.com deliveries

The Wall Street Journal is out with a fascinating article about a-mostly-unknown agreement between the U.S. Postal Service and Amazon.com. The U.S. Postal Service has failed to innovate as the world has gone increasingly digital. But in order to stay “competitive” with FedEx and UPS, the Service subsidizes box delivery. Letters pay for the subsidy. …

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Jul 13

Turkish government arrests film maker for making documentary about Turkish government

The world’s safest profession: being a pro-government news reporter or observer. The world’s most dangerous profession: being an anti-government news reporter or observer. In recent years the Turkish government has arrested hundreds of critics–including comedians, reporters and actors–for such crimes as terrorism and sedition. Now there is a report that movie director Ali Avci has …

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Jul 09

IRS accused Texas bridal shop of “structuring” deposits under $10,000. When the owners resisted, the IRS shuttered the store, seized all inventory and “auctioned” it off for pennies on the dollar

Astounding story of a small bridal shop in a suburb of Dallas. See here. It seems that the IRS accused the shop’s owners– Tony Thangsongcharoen, 68, and his wife, Somnuek Thangsongcharoen, 72–of “structuring”: making bank deposits just under $10,000 to avoid federal “reporting requirements.” The IRS shut down the small business and quickly held an …

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Apr 09

Government is the biggest burglar of all: “asset forfeiture” actions in 2014 took more money than all (nongovernment) burglaries combined

While Americans slept, government has been drastically increasing its numbers of “asset forfeitures” against innocent Americans (who are not charged with any offense). U.S. attorneys seized an estimated $12.6 billion between 1989 and 2010. And the numbers grew rapidly over that period. The growth rate during that time averaged +19.4% annually. Analysis by Armstrong Economics …

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Apr 09

More than 90 % of IRS “structuring” enforcements are aimed at innocent Americans

Some (but not all) Americans are aware that all banks are required to report to the IRS whenever a customer deposits or withdraws cash in the amount of $10,000 or more. The stated aim of this federal law is to catch criminal activity such as money laundering and drug trafficking. Often, the IRS swoops in …

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Mar 12

CIA now employs at least 5,000 hackers to troll and disrupt the internet

One revelation from Wikileaks’ release of CIA emails is the fact that the CIA now employs at least 5,000 hackers who spend their workdays spreading malware, viruses and other other bad code through the internet. See here. It appears the CIA is seeking to copy and replicate the “fingerprints” of other, perhaps foreign, hackers. It …

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Mar 10

More evidence that the FBI used Best Buy “Geek Squad” as a secret surveillance branch

Now there is additional evidence that the FBI used Best Buy’s “Geek Squad” to get around the Fourth Amendment. The FBI needs a warrant to introduce evidence taken from someone’s computer. But by enlisting (and paying) Best Buy’s “Geek Squad” to conduct secret surveillance on unsuspecting customers, the FBI has sought to evade the constraints …

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Feb 06

Whistleblower emerges: Government temp claims were never scientifically verified

More government lies. Remember last year, just ahead of the Paris climate conference when world governments were preparing to commit untold billions of dollars–taken from their subjects–to government climate-change agencies? As the Paris meeting began, EVERY major newspaper in the world announced on its front pages that a new U.S. government study found no pause …

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Jan 30

All-time record snowfall this year in many areas of the U.S.

The government’s climate models 20 years ago predicted that snow would be a thing of the past by now. But snow is at record levels in many areas of the U.S., including parts of Arizona, Nevada, southern California and New Mexico. See here.

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