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04-03-2016, 11:32 PM #1
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04-04-2016, 12:08 AM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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So much dirt, so little time

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04-04-2016, 06:53 AM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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spock.gif hmm...

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04-04-2016, 07:52 AM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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shït is hitting the fan all over the papers over here this morning.

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04-04-2016, 10:25 AM #5
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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This isn't in any Papers or Media here at all .

In Portland Oregon , the only thing that makes the Paper
is Lost Pets , Gay Bashing , and how Organic Food should be served in Schools .

True that
04-04-2016, 10:28 AM #6
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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and SPORTS
the mudder fackers think The World revolves around SPORTS

here's a link to Portlands Top News paper
read it yourself , see if I'm lying

http://www.oregonlive.com/#/0
04-04-2016, 10:32 AM #7
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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Am I shitting you ?

note the story about Transgender
and some Sports Chick arrested for DUI
and the Karate Championship

oh yeah , and gunshots , is the fear good story

FEAR GOOD STORY
I just coined another Term
04-04-2016, 03:35 PM #8
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(04-04-2016, 10:25 AM)Cynicalabsurdance Wrote:  This isn't in any Papers or Media here at all .

Bingo! Additionally, nearly every major western country is implicated here...

Less the US. 13.gif

wtf2.gif I'm just now diving into to this shït storm... and this hit me like a ton of bricks.

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Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
04-04-2016, 03:40 PM #9
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I'm researching this too Jay. I'm also in disbelief there is nobody from the US implicated here, but it's early in the game.

The OP's post was less than informative so here it is with links as near as I can get at this time.

The hidden wealth of some of the world's most prominent leaders, politicians and celebrities has been revealed by an unprecedented leak of millions of documents that show the myriad ways in which the rich can exploit secretive offshore tax regimes. The Guardian, working with global partners, will set out details from the first tranche of what are being called "the Panama Papers". Journalists from more than 80 countries have been reviewing 11.5m files leaked from the database of Mossack Fonseca, the world's fourth biggest offshore law firm.

Twelve national leaders are among 143 politicians, their families and close associates from around the world known to have been using offshore tax havens. Among national leaders with offshore wealth are Vladimir Putin, Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan's prime minister; Ayad Allawi, ex-interim prime minister and former vice-president of Iraq; Petro Poroshenko, president of Ukraine; Alaa Mubarak, son of Egypt's former president; and the prime minister of Iceland, Sigmundur Davio Gunnlaugsson. The leak is one of the biggest ever - larger than the US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks in 2010, and the secret intelligence documents given to journalists by Edward Snowden in 2013.
More here. Search the Offshore Leaks Database here.
04-04-2016, 03:56 PM #10
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Great post. hi5.gif

I think I may have found an answer to that nagging US question...

According to zerohedge.com

Finally, for those curious why not a single prominent US name features in the list above, the reason may be found within the snapshot of the non-profit ICIJ's "funding supporters":

Recent ICIJ funders include: Adessium Foundation, Open Society Foundations, The Sigrid Rausing Trust, the Fritt Ord Foundation, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, The Ford Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts and Waterloo Foundation.
And then, at the bottom of the Panama Papers disclosure site we again find Open Society which, as everyone knows, is another name for George Soros.

İmage

Finally, let's recall that as Bloomberg reported earlier this year, the world's biggest and "favorite" new tax haven as of this moment, is...

the United States itself.

And the Open Society Foundations swiped the Kbox logo and modded it. 13.gif

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04-04-2016, 05:41 PM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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Ooo, look at this hot potato;

Wikileaks Reveals IMF Plan To "Cause A Credit Event In Greece And Destabilize Europe"

This morning we got another confirmation of how supernational organizations "plan" European crises in advance to further their goals, when Wikileaks published the transcript of a teleconference that took place on March 19, 2016 between the top two IMF officials in charge of managing the Greek debt crisis - Poul Thomsen, the head of the IMF's European Department, and Delia Velkouleskou, the IMF Mission Chief for Greece.

In the transcript, the IMF staffers are caught on tape planning to tell Germany the organization would abandon the troika if the IMF and the commission fail to reach an agreement on Greek debt relief.

More to the point, the IMF officials say that a threat of an imminent financial catastrophe as the Guardian puts it, is needed to force other players into accepting its measures such as cutting Greek pensions and working conditions, or as Bloomberg puts it, "considering a plan to cause a credit event in Greece and destabilize Europe."

According to the leaked conversation, the IMF - which has been pushing for a debt haircut for Greece ever since last August's 3rd Greek bailout - believes a credit event as only thing that could trigger a Greek deal; the "event" is hinted as taking place some time around the June 23 Brexit referendum.

As noted by Bloomberg, the leak shows officials linking Greek issue with U.K. referendum risking general political destabilization in Europe.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-04-02...ize-europe

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04-04-2016, 05:49 PM #12
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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The whole ball of shït just came roliin' down the mountain today eh? coffeetime.gif
That really deserves it's own thread, but it seems like there's a bit of the Emperors Clothes going down here.
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04-04-2016, 05:53 PM #13
Octo Mother Superior
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Yeah it probably needs its own, but still interesting how things are unfolding

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04-04-2016, 06:21 PM #14
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Tax evasion by the rich and famous is nothing new.

To be fair, some celebs did not use foreign bank accounts to avoid paying taxes, but that can only be proven with an audit.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...-cash.html
04-04-2016, 06:37 PM #15
Octo Mother Superior
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People are not as upset with the individuals as it's our biggest bank that's been assisting our richest folks in setting up these offshore "businesses".


Nordea bank investigated over tax haven scandal

One of the biggest banks in Scandinavia has been accused of helping wealthy customers to dodge taxes and is now set to be investigated by Sweden's financial watchdog.

http://www.thelocal.se/20160404/swedens-...tax-tangle

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