Archive | August 31, 2014

Who owns Antarctica?*

Who owns Antarctica?*

Antarctica the only continent on our earth whereby colonialists do not have to kill the population in one form or another in order to rape the land of its natural resources has been balkanized without spilling blood. The hands of our unelected global governors are itching under the myth of climate change, which if 1+1=2 means the ice would melt away to reveal her natural resources. Referred to as ‘advanced technology’ which means fracking they are drooling despite an indefinite ban on mining.

However, nature is stranger than fiction. The ice has been thickening, not melting. This has been recorded as far back as 2002 when a study by Joughin and Slawek Tulaczyk, a professor of earth sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz from data from special ground-based satellites revealed over a 14 year period that West Antarctica that temperatures had fallen since the mid-80s . In 2013 the coldest period in 200 years was registered. With ice getting thicker and thicker the result has been first snow in a century in Argentina, Paraguay and southeastern Brazil for example.

It isn’t just a big slab of ice waiting to be ripped off. We wouldn’t want anything less than the wisdom of Mother Nature, for Antarctica as it acts as our earth would be hotter, and it provides 70% of a much needed commodity freshwater, especially with Japan dumping its nuclear toxins into an increasingly lifeless Pacific Ocean, drives circulation in all of the world’s oceans, drives atmospheric circulation (regulating our earth’s temperature).

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Ebola Casualties Reduced Down to One in Nigeria with the Help of Naturopathic Treatment*

Ebola Casualties Reduced Down to One in Nigeria with the Help of Naturopathic Treatment*

With W.H.O. rubbing their hands metaphorically speaking at the thought of 20,000 Ebola victims alive/dead with/without CDC’s patented GM drug financed by the likes of Soros & Gates; and CNN’s Nigeria Struggles to Cope With Ebola Outbreak an image is portrayed of this oil-rich populous nation it is a wonder that this disease has not spread more than it actually has.

In Dubai, they disinfected their planes (is it that easy) when a Nigerian woman who transited there died to find that what she died of was cancer, not Ebola.

We are being given the impression that ZMapp or some other GM vaccine is being flown in to support treatment, and in some cases this is so, but Nigeria has been using/or also using a naturotherapy treatment, Nanosilver as developed by a Nigerian physician as announced by their Minister for Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu.

A Nigerian health official inspects arrivals at Murtala Muhammed international airport in Lagos amid fears of an Ebola outbreak. Photograph: Sunday Alamba/AP

By Fredrick Nwabufo

Health minister, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu, says there is only one case of Ebola disease in Nigeria now. He announced on Tuesday that the disease has been successfully contained, although “not eliminated”. Responding to TheCable’s question, the minister said that the disease had been successfully restricted to Lagos, adding that of only one person was positive of the virus “as of today”. “As of today, Nigeria has 13 cases of Ebola virus disease. That is including the index case- the late Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer,” Chukwu said.

“Five did not survive, however two more Nigerian patients have been discharged. Both of them health workers, were discharged yesterday. This brings the number of those discharged now to seven. “As I speak to you Nigeria has only one case of Ebola virus. “This is thus far an indication that Nigeria has contained the virus.”

Chukwu also disclosed that 129 people who had contact with people who had direct contact with Patrick Sawyer (the Liberian- American who brought the disease into the country) under surveillance for Ebola had been found not to have the deadly virus.

“The 129 people under surveillance have completed the 21 days incubation period of the disease without developing symptoms. However, there are still 128 secondary contacts under surveillance,” Chukwu said.

He assured Nigerians that the government would do its best in protecting its citizens.
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CDC is Rather Cool about a Brain-Eating Disease in the Water Supply*

CDC is Rather Cool about a Brain-Eating Disease in the Water Supply*

By Noel Brinkerhoff

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed the presence of a brain-eating amoeba in the water supply for the Louisiana communities of Reserve, Garyville and Mount Airy.

The Naegleria fowleri amoeba got into St. John the Baptist Parish’s Water District No. 1, which provides water for about 12,500 residents.

CDC officials say ingesting water containing the amoeba is harmless because it cannot infect a person through the digestive system, but the contaminated water can prove fatal if it comes into contact with nasal passages, which is how it travels to the brain.

A four-year-old Mississippi boy contracted the amoeba while visiting St. Bernard Parish last year and later died.

“St. John is now under an emergency order to perform a 60-day free chlorine burn on the water system, in which the water lines are infused with free chlorine. That is a stronger, faster-acting disinfectant than the normal infusion of chloramines, a combination of chlorine and ammonia,” Littice Bacon-Blood reported for the New Orleans Times-Picayune. As a precautionary measure, the St. John school system closed off all the water coolers in its schools.

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And St. Bernard has the same problem

And so does St. John’s Parish…


Naegleria fowleri amoeba causes Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis also known as PAM, which causes damage to the central nervous system and the brain.  This disease is extremely rare and has low survivor rates, proving how harmful this tiny amoeba can be.

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Corporations are Also Giving Up on the U.S*

Corporations are Also Giving Up on the U.S*

By Nick Giambruno

Don’t be surprised to lose if you don’t make an effort at being competitive.

And if you go out of your way to make yourself less competitive, expect to lose.

If that sounds like simple common sense, that’s because it is.

But it’s also exactly what the US has been doing for years—enacting tax policies that sabotage its global economic competitiveness.

It’s like trying to get in shape for a marathon by going on an all-McDonald’s diet. (Speaking of McDonalds, check out this funny video spoof of what their commercials should really look like.)

Here are two major reasons why the US is lagging in the global economic marathon:

  1. The US has the highest effective corporate income tax rate in the developed world (see chart below).
  2. Unlike most other countries, which only tax domestic profits, the US taxes the earnings of foreign subsidiaries of US companies when the money is transferred back to the US. This has had the effect of US corporations keeping over $1.9 trillion in retained earnings offshore to avoid the crippling US corporate income tax.

These “worst in the developed world” tax policies are clearly hurting the global competitiveness of American companies.

Being deemed a “US Person” for tax purposes is like trying to swim with a lifejacket made of lead.

It should come as no surprise that an increasing number of productive people and companies are seeking to shed this burden so they can keep their heads above water.

At this point, it’s more than just a trickle—it’s an established trend in motion.

And I don’t see anything that would reverse it. On the contrary, given the political dynamics—ramped-up spending on welfare and warfare policies, as well as an “eat the rich” mood—taxes have nowhere to go but north. And that means the exodus will continue.

Three Cheers for Walgreens

Over the past couple of years, dozens of high-profile US companies have moved abroad (or seriously considered it) to lower their corporate income tax rate and to access their offshore retained earnings without triggering US taxes.

Among them are Medtronic, Liberty Global, Sara Lee, and Omnicom Group—the largest US advertising firm—to just name a few.

Earlier this year Pfizer, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, sought (but was ultimately rebuffed) to move abroad, which would have cut its tax bills by as much as $1 billion a year.

The strategy these companies are using is known as an inversion. It’s where a US company merges with a foreign company in a jurisdiction with lower taxes and then reincorporates there. Current US law allows for this if the foreign shareholders own at least 20% of the combined company (though some are trying to raise the minimum to 50%).

Now, despite the howls and shrieks from upset politicians and the mainstream media about these companies being “unpatriotic” and “un-American,” they’re doing absolutely nothing illegal. Inversions are totally acceptable within the current rules of the US Tax Code.

Chuck Grassley, a Republican senator from Iowa has said, “These expatriations aren’t illegal. But they’re sure immoral.”

I beg to differ.

Why would anyone want to give the destructive bureaucrats in DC a penny more than is legally required? As far as I’m concerned, not only is there nothing wrong with going where you’re treated best, there’s also an ethical and moral imperative to starve the Beast.

And now the latest high-profile company to consider putting the Beast on a diet is Walgreens.

Walgreens is considering reincorporating in Switzerland as part of a merger with Alliance Boots, a European rival. The net effect for would be to reduce Walgreens’ tax rate to 20%, down from around 31% now. The move is estimated to save around $4 billion over the next five years.

What really has the politicians scared is that inversions have started to snowball.

The New York Times quoted an international tax lawyer stating that “it takes one company with enough public recognition to start [a] domino effect.”

Walgreens could be the company that triggers a domino effect. If Walgreens were to move, it would gain a significant competitive advantage against its rivals. CVS, Walgreens’ main competitor, paid a 34% tax rate in recent years. Can CVS really compete with Walgreens if the latter is paying 20%?

Probably not. And that will only lead to more inversions.

Another Way to Starve the Beast

Remember, US companies are not globally competitive because of these two unique burdens:

  1. The US has the highest effective corporate tax rate in the developed world.
  2. Unlike most countries, which only tax domestic profits, the US taxes the earnings of foreign subsidiaries of US companies when the money is transferred back to the US.

We have already seen how inversions can reduce #1, but they also offer huge benefits in terms of #2.

Reincorporating abroad allows companies to permanently avoid paying US taxes on foreign earnings. It also allows companies to access their retained earnings offshore in ways they couldn’t before without triggering punishing US taxes.

Medtronic, for example, has accumulated $20.5 billion of untaxed earnings in foreign subsidiaries. By reincorporating abroad, Medtronic can access that money without getting slapped with US corporate income taxes, which would save it billions.

For companies like Medtronic and Walgreens, reincorporating abroad seems like a no-brainer.

Contrary to the government propaganda, the villains in this story aren’t the companies seeking to diversify abroad to remain globally competitive. The villains are clearly the spendthrift politicians who enact these “worst in the developed world” tax policies, which create very compelling incentives for these companies to leave the US.

It’s Not Just Companies Saying Sayonara

While the US should be enacting policies that make it attractive for productive people and companies to come to the US—rather than driving them away—don’t hold your breath for positive change. It’s more likely that nothing but more taxes and regulations are coming.

But as we have seen with companies like Medtronic and Walgreens, companies have options too.

And it’s not just multibillion-dollar corporate entities that have options. Individuals operating on a modest scale can also reap enormous benefits by diluting the amount of control the bureaucrats in DC (or any country) wield over them. International diversification is the solution.

You do this by moving some of your savings abroad with offshore bank and brokerage accounts, physical gold held abroad, owning foreign real estate, and establishing an offshore company or trust.

Obtaining a second passport is an important part of the mix as well.

You probably can’t take all of these steps, and that’s fine. Even taking just one will go a long way to reducing your political risk and giving you more options. In many cases, you don’t even have to leave your living room.

Think of it as your own personal insurance policy against an out-of-control government.

However, things can change quickly. New options emerge, while others disappear. This is why it’s so important to have the most up-to-date and accurate information possible when formulating your international diversification strategy. That’s where International Man comes in.

To keep up with the best strategies, you might want to check out our Going Global publication, where they are discussed in great actionable detail.

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Colonialism in Disguise: Farmers Sued for Reusing Monsanto Seeds*

Colonialism in Disguise: Farmers Sued for Reusing Monsanto Seeds*

By Christina Sarich

Where is the justice? Since 1997, Monsanto has filed 145 lawsuits, or on average about 9 lawsuits every year for 16 straight years, against farmers who have “improperly reused their patented seeds.”

The biotech giant hasn’t lost a single case, either. Not one. This includes when farmers tried to sue Monsanto over cross-pollination of their organic crops with GMO seed. For example, a federal court dismissed one of those cases, saying that it couldn’t protect Monsanto against unfair lawsuits should they side in the farmers’ favor.

What about unfair business practices? What about 92% of people saying they want their food labeled if it contains genetically modified ingredients? What about the right of farmers to grow food from seed that hasn’t been altered to turn it into a DNA freak show?

The lawsuit representing over 300,000 farmers who wanted the right to grow organic food was also dismissed on the grounds that the plaintiffs had been sued by Monsanto! The judge said the farmers’ reasons for suing the biotech giant were ‘unsubstantiated.’ When Monsanto released a statement to the press, they said the plaintiffs had:

“overstate[d] the magnitude of [Monsanto’s] patent enforcement,” noting that Monsanto’s average of roughly 13 lawsuits per year “is hardly significant when compared to the number of farms in the United States, approximately 2 million.”

If these facts are representative of a country that has utterly lost its governing bodies to thieves and murderers, then I don’t know what it will take to recover our food supply.

Monsanto was given a foot in the door back in 1930 with the Plant Patent Act. Patents – whether on new plants or biotech traits – allow the creator of the technology the opportunity to commercialize their innovation and to obtain a return on their investment of time and money.

And while plant patents aren’t all bad, Monsanto and biotech have turned Mother Nature on her head. Seed patents to this extent should never have been allowed to happen. Monsanto isn’t even protecting their ‘intellectual’ property any more, they are grossly infringing on farmers’ rights to grow good food.

Our courts are even telling organic farmers they have to rely on Monsanto’s assurances on the company’s website that it will not sue them so long as the mix of GMO to non-GMO is very slight, but what if they don’t want a mix at all? Monsanto can’t control wind, rain, pollinating insects, and cross-contamination carried out by nature for neighboring farms.

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