Friday, June 23, 2017

Secret Nazi Power in the Modern World


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"There is only one kind of people that would go to such extremes"

” . . . Don’t believe the Warren [Commission] Report, that was only put out to make me look innocent. . . . I’m going to die a horrible death anyway, so what would I have to gain by writing all this. So you must believe me. . . . that [sic] is only one kind of people that would do such a thing, that would have to be the Nazi’s [sic], and that is who is in power in this country right now. . . . Japan is also in on the deal, but the old war lords are going to come back. South America is also full of these Nazi’s [sic]. . . . if those people were so determined to frame me then you must be convinced that they had an ulterior motive for doing same. There is only one kind of people that would go to such extremes, and that would be the Master Race. . . .”  Jack Ruby -- Letter smuggled out of prison
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Justin Welby asks George Carey to quit over church abuse report

Lord Carey, left, and former bishop Peter Ball, who was jailed in October 2015.
The archbishop of Canterbury has asked his predecessor George Carey to step down as an honorary assistant bishop after a damning independent report found that senior figures in the Church of England colluded over a 20-year period with a disgraced former bishop who sexually abused boys and men.

Justin Welby said the report on the church’s handling of former bishop Peter Ball made harrowing reading. “The church colluded and concealed rather than seeking to help those who were brave enough to come forward. This is inexcusable and shocking behaviour,” Welby said.

“To the survivors who were brave enough to share their story and bring Peter Ball to justice, I once again offer an unreserved apology. There are no excuses whatsoever for what took place and the systemic abuse of trust perpetrated by Peter Ball over decades.”

In a statement, Steven Croft, the bishop of Oxford, said Welby had written to Carey asking him to “carefully consider his position”. Croft and Carey would meet “in the coming days for that conversation. In the meantime he has voluntarily agreed to step back from public ministry.”  (more...)


 Agents of Inequality: How Wealth Managers to the Super-Rich Undermine Society and What We Can Do About It


Recent years have seen a tremendous amount of scholarship and commentary on the growth of inequality in the United States and what can be done about it. Lots of energy has been focused on public policies that “raise the floor,” or directly help out those at the bottom, by doing things like boosting the minimum wage or taxing high-earners and investing the proceeds in ways that help the public good.

Part of the inequality problem, however, is that trillions of dollars are being shifted off the ledger, hidden from measurement and taxation. Some of this “hidden wealth of nations,” as Gabriel Zucman calls it, is kept in offshore tax havens like the Cayman Islands and Panama that function as secrecy jurisdictions with minimal transparency or reporting requirements. Trillions more has been hidden in trusts and other complex financial arrangements available only to the very wealthy. New research suggests that households in the top 0.01 percent, those with wealth over $40 million, evade 25 to 30 percent of person income and wealth taxes—about 10 times more than the general population.

This process is aided and abetted by professional wealth managers who facilitate and lubricate the process of hiding wealth. Many of them work in private family offices that serve wealthy families. These are not mom-and-pop financial planners who help protect families from running out of money. We’re talking about the well-compensated professionals that serve the richest one-tenth of one percent of Americans.  (more...)


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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Not your Daddy's Nazi: Criminal charges laid against publisher of controversial newspaper 'Your Ward News'

James Sears is pictured in an undated image from his personal website.
TORONTO -- Two Toronto residents said they brought a criminal complaint against a controversial publication the federal government deemed too offensive to distribute in the mail.

Warren and Lisa Kinsella, who are political strategists and activists, said a justice of the peace agreed Wednesday to charge the two men behind "Your Ward News" with uttering threats.

The pair said the charges stem from the publication's latest issue, in which editor James Sears writes that his supporters may decide to "bludgeon the Kinsellas to death."

Last year, the federal government ordered Canada Post to stop delivering "Your Ward News" after the then-minister of public services and procurement found it "highly offensive and well outside the norm of Canadian values."

Sears challenged the order and a hearing to review the decision began in late April.

In an email, Sears called the complaint absurd and "baseless," and suggested the court was lacking key information.

"My legal team and I will mop the floor with the Kinsellas on our first available opportunity in court but in the meantime, we will enjoy the free publicity that Daisy Group (the company run by the Kinsellas) has once again garnered for 'Your Ward News,"' he said.  (more...)


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Way more interesting than Warren's rope-a-dopeliberal debates with prolife champion Michael Coren. There will always be work affirming and legitimizing Rupert Murdoch mouthpieces. Catholics may make lousy Nazis, but they can be put to work nannying Aryan babies or sheep-dipping mass murderers. Ah, that word, "work". It'll make you free.

Excommunicating Mobsters? Vatican Eyes New Legal Doctrine


VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has long railed against corruption and the mafia, but now the Vatican is considering developing a whole doctrine around excommunicating corrupt and mafia-tinged Catholics.

The Vatican this week hosted its first conference on corruption and organized crime, inviting 50 prosecutors, U.N. officials, bishops and victims of organized crime for a day of talks.

Organizers said in a statement Saturday that the time had come to develop a new legal doctrine for the Catholic Church around "the question of excommunication for corruption and mafia association."

Excommunication is one of the most severe penalties in the Catholic Church, with the guilty party forbidden from participating in the sacraments and effectively excluded from the "communion" of the church.

"Our effort is to create a mentality, a culture of justice, that fights corruption and promotes the common good," said Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Vatican's retired ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva, who participated in the conference.  (more...)


There goes the neighbor hood:

In some boroughs, you'll see massive parish closures.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Argentina's largest ever trove of Third Reich artifacts is found hidden inside a house's secret room


In a hidden room in a house near Argentina's capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country's history.

A total of 75 of objects of Nazi paraphernalia were found at a collector's home in the town of Beccar, a suburb of Buenos Aires, including a bust relief of Adolf Hitler, magnifying glasses inside elegant boxes with swastikas and even a macabre medical device used to measure head size.

The device used to measure head size was part of the logic of identifying those not of the Aryan race. Agent raiding the collectors home noticed a large bookshelf and found behind it a hidden passageway to a room filled with Nazi imagery.

Authorities say they suspect the items are originals that belonged to high-ranking Nazis in Germany during World War II.

'Our first investigations indicate that these are original pieces,' Argentine Security Minister Patricia Bullrich said Monday. Some pieces were accompanied by old photographs. 'This is a way to commercialize them, showing that they were used by the horror, by the Fuhrer. There are photos of him with the objects.'

Among the disturbing collection were toys that Bullrich said would have been used to indoctrinate children  (more...)


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