• Seraphim

    by Published on 09-07-2013 02:43 PM

    While the world was glued to the developments in the Mediterranean in the past week, Poland took a page straight out of Rahm Emanuel's playbook and in order to not let a crisis go to waste, announced quietly that it would transfer to the state - i.e., confiscate - the bulk of assets owned by the country's private pension funds (many of them owned by such foreign firms as PIMCO parent Allianz, AXA, Generali, ING and Aviva), without offering any compensation. In effect, the state just nationalized roughly half of the private sector pension fund assets, although it had a more politically correct name for it: pension overhaul.

    By way of background, Poland has a hybrid pension system: as Reuters explains, mandatory contributions are made into both the state pension vehicle, known as ZUS, and the private funds, which are collectively known by the Polish acronym OFE. Bonds make up roughly half the private funds' portfolios, with the rest company stocks.

    Full Story: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-0...eign-debt-load

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    LibertasPraesidium

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    http://gawker.com/5840024/ron-pauls-campaign-manager-died-of-pneumonia-penniless-and-uninsured The comments on this page make a great many assumptions about libertarians and the heartless bunch that no longer want to be burdened by taking care of those who refuse to take care of themselves. I am confused as to how many of the comments on their even make sense, let alone believe that it is the...

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    Brian4Liberty

    Rand Paul: Assad Must Be The Dumbest Dictator on the Planet

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    Rand Paul: "Assad either must be the dumbest Dictator on the planet or maybe he didn't do it" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4V3jQCi8-o

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    r3volution 3.0

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    Thread Starter: r3volution 3.0

    For those of us who voted Yay, a second question: Rand's been playing this game since summer 2016, whereby he praises a position candidate Trump took during the campaign (mind you: Trump took every position on every issue during the campaign), so as to cover himself for criticizing the actual conduct of Trump as President. For instance, he'll say that Trump's appointment of Bolton runs...

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    bunklocoempire

    On The Ground In Syria - With Special Guest Vanessa Beeley - Ron Paul Liberty Report

    Thread Starter: bunklocoempire

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    Brian4Liberty

    Stagflation: The Fed's Nemesis

    Thread Starter: Brian4Liberty

    Stagflation: The Fed's Nemesis

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    DamianTV

    Many Amazon Warehouse Workers are on Food Stamps

    Thread Starter: DamianTV

    https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/04/21/1634237/many-amazon-warehouse-workers-are-on-food-stamps Many of Amazon's warehouse workers have to buy their groceries with food stamps through America's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, reports the Intercept. In Arizona, new data suggests that one in three of the company's own employees depend on SNAP to put food on the table. In...

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    enhanced_deficit

    Trump's wars 2018: Civilian casualties in Afghanistan at near-record level this year

    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

    Endless war and diminishing freedoms, the buck stops at President's desk or at neocons' desk (if as suggested in some recent controversial theories that he may be reversing his pre-election anti-wars stances under duress)? Pre-election Trump: It is time to get out of Afghanistan ; Pence: Longest US War will go on

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    timosman

    IRS gives taxpayers one more day to file after payment site crashes

    Thread Starter: timosman

    https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-provides-additional-day-to-file-and-pay-for-taxpayers-through-wednesday-april-18-irs-processing-systems-back-online

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    Brett85

    Today I filed to run for state representative in the 113th district in Kansas

    Thread Starter: Brett85

    My name is Brett Fairchild. Today I filed to run for state representative. I'll be running in a rural district in Kansas. I'm running on a platform of opposing tax increases, repealing the state sales tax on food groceries, ending civil asset forfeiture and no knock warrants, legalizing industrial hemp and medical marijuana, opposing all restrictions on gun ownership, supporting a free market...

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    NorthCarolinaLiberty

    Internet comedy: CA Prof's Railing on Barbara Bush Leads to Flooding of AZ Crisis Hotline

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    Anti Federalist

    Texas Appeals Court strikes down state's "revenge porn" law as unconstitutional

    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

    Sharing nude photos of current or ex-partners protected under First Amendment, court rules https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas/2018/04/21/appeals-court-strikes-texas-revenge-porn-law Is distributing intimate photos of current or previous sexual partners without their consent protected by the First Amendment? A state appeals court says yes. Now it will be up to the state attorney...

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    Swordsmyth

    Trump: "We're Coming Out Of Syria Very Soon; Others Can Take Care Of It Now"

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

    President Donald Trump made a surprise announcement on Thursday afternoon, stating during a speech in Richfield, Ohio dedicated to Trump's infrastructure week, that US forces will be withdrawing from Syria, citing the defeat of ISIS and the need to defend US borders and rebuild crumbling infrastructure: "We're coming out of Syria very soon. Let the other people take care of it now." Others...

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    Anti Federalist

    The start of modern "policing" - Support Your Local Slave Patrol

    Thread Starter: Anti Federalist

    The mighty Will Grigg, ladies and gentlemen. I knew about the "paddy rollers" but never made the link. I learned something new and very important today. Thanks, Will, donating. Donate here:

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    Danke

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    TheCount

    Giuliani to Join Trump’s Legal Team

    Thread Starter: TheCount

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/19/us/politics/giuliani-trump.html

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    ChooseLiberty

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    Wuh Woh It's October, time for a crash. It's not that easy is it? Is it? http://www.safehaven.com/article-14697.htm

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    Danke

    BANKERS TELL IT LIKE IT IS

    Thread Starter: Danke

    BANKERS TELL IT LIKE IT IS TOP 10 QUOTES THAT REVEAL THEIR CRIMES Posted on March 4, 2014 by Liberty Staff BankerExecRunningThe alternate financial media has been abuzz of late with bizarre stories of the alleged suicides of prominent members of world banking and finance. Over recent weeks, between eight and twelve (some say as many as twenty) successful traders and managers involved with...

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    Suzanimal

    What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

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    http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/05/what-if-everybody-didnt-have-to-work-to-get-paid/393428/

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    enhanced_deficit

    FEDERAL DEBT PRIMED TO EXPLODE...

    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

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    Firestarter

    BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street own the US

    Thread Starter: Firestarter

    When investigating the 1 October Las Vegas “mass shooting” I found out about Vanguard and Fidelity (FMR). I postponed starting a thread on this, because there were some other things I wanted to do first. First I looked at the major shareholders in Live Nation Entertainment Inc, which includes Vanguard (several times) and Fidelity:...

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    anaconda

    Bitcoin Cracks $5000

    Thread Starter: anaconda

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/cbovaird/2017/09/01/bitcoin-price-tops-5000-as-cryptocurrencies-march-higher/#6d8dc42a5a8e

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    donnay

    10 Impressive Benefits Of Ginkgo Biloba

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    donnay

    World Renowned Scientists Have Their Lab Shut Down After Troublesome vaccine Discovery

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    donnay

    Dirty Vaccines: Every Human Vaccine Tested Was Contaminated With Metals and Debris in New Stud

    Thread Starter: donnay

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    enhanced_deficit

    Coffee to come with cancer warning in California

    Thread Starter: enhanced_deficit

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    Danke

    It is gonna be a cold winter.

    Thread Starter: Danke

    This fall the Indians on a remote reservation asked their new Chief Oyarde if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was a chief in a modern society, he’d never learned the old tribal secrets. He couldn’t look at the sky to predict what the winter was going to be like. "It's going to be a very cold winter." So just to be on the safe side, Oyarde told his tribe that the...

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    DamianTV

    Pasta Is Good For You, Say Scientists Funded By Big Pasta - BuzzFeed

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    Firestarter

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    Thread Starter: Firestarter

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    phill4paul

    The History of Policing in the United States

    Thread Starter: phill4paul

    I am placing this treatise in the U.S. Political News as opposed to Individual Rights Violations: Case Studies for a simple fact...the actions of the law enforcement community is inseparable from the dictum of the forum definition. This is indeed political news pertaining to the U.S. Government, with regards to domestic affairs, for some. As you will read, law enforcement is...

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    charrob

    How We Know The So-Called “Civil War” Was Not Over Slavery

    Thread Starter: charrob

    How We Know The So-Called “Civil War” Was Not Over Slavery

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    Intoxiklown

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    Thread Starter: Intoxiklown

    Wanted to post this as I had never heard of this book before nor seen it mentioned here on the forums that I recall. A friend suggested I check it out following a discussion about politics and realizing my views were grounded in libertarian philosophy. I'm about half way through it but so far it's really good (good enough that I took a break to mention it here). But apparently this book had a lot...

    Last Post By: A Son of Liberty Today, 04:31 AM Go to last post
    Swordsmyth

    23 Years Later: The Oklahoma City Bombing Story You Were Never Told About

    Thread Starter: Swordsmyth

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