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  1. Maybe this will make them rethink their position. Here's proof they are putting their children at risk from serious communicable diseases the immigrants are bringing in. Created and posted by youtuber, Black Conservative Patriot.
  2. I got an email from Shannon (my biofield tuning pratitioner) yesterday telling me that she did a biofield tuning treatment for the Iraqi dinar. I freely admit I believe everything boils down to energy and that by balancing energy, you can accomplish pretty much anything. I also think it's clear that we live in a world of duality - light/dark, male/female, positive/negative, lack/abundance, etc. and that each side has its strengths and weaknesses and that things work best when the two work together in balance. Although I've always been metaphysically oriented, I had just never considered the history of Iraq and how the country might be out of balance. But now that Shannon told me what she found, it makes perfect sense to me. So now I hope that her work (and she said she plans to do a second session on this) will not only open up the flow of energy so that the RV can finally occur, but that it will also help the country of Iraq as it strives to be the first real working democracy in the Middle East and create a good environment for its people. Having said all that, this is what Shannon said when she worked on Iraq and its currency yesterday. (Also I found it interesting to look at a map and see Iraq's neighbors so I pasted a map below.) I did the tuning today for the Iraqi Dinar. When tuning something rather than someone, we tune it as a project, in a directional way. I placed the Iraqi financial economy in the center and began in the East. I'll probably do one more tune because its fun and I'm curious to see if it helps. It felt like there needed so much ancient clearing to even get to the dinar. In the East, violation of the sacred feminine came up, lots of bloodshed, war. I worked with healing the frequencies of this great loss and violation. South - greed, coveting energy, not feeling satisfied with what one has, jealousy issues. I worked with filing up the energy in a positive way to feel complete and having enough, creating unity and connection with all relations. West - unworthiness, being broken by war, more of the lack feeling but in a very sad way. Transformed this into seeing money as energy and that there is infinite abundance of it. North - boundary issues came up. worked with vibration to strengthen their boundaries and feel confident in them. Sharing the wealth of their countries success in a healthy way with the rest of the world.
  3. Well, shockingly (though I guess I shouldn't be surprised), the MSM seems to have gotten away with sweeping this $1 million misapproriation under the rug. But it turns out it's even worse than we could have imagined. The Justice Democrats goal is to take over Congress, and they are very open about it. With the success they just had in the last elections, unless they are stopped, they may be on track to accomplish that in just a few years. This video has even more details about how AOC is just an actor/figurehead, chosen becuase of her charisma, which explains why she repeatedly gets herself in trouble when she goes off script and doesn't have her bosses telling her what to say. So disgusting that this is going on in the United States of America..... 😪
  4. This youtuber is crazy good!
  5. Actually, it's very easy to understand. The Dems wouldn't win if it were not for all the illegals who vote for them! Judicial just won a lawsuit against Los Angeles County (with some 10 million residents) which now has to remove some 1.5 million of inactive voters (people who are dead or have moved away) from its voter registration -l that's about 15% of the population! As I recall, Judicial Watch estimated that some 5 mlillion people in California are illegally voting. Didn't Hillarious win the popular vote by only 3-4 million? And just yesterday the Dem-controlled House just voted to allow illegals the right to vote. Not true in California (tho maybe technically it is legally true - it is NOT true in actuality)! California allows illegals to get Driver's Licenses and in Calif, when you get a Driver's License, you are automatically registered to vote at the same time. Q recently posted this. It visually explains why illegals are so important to the Democratic Party. If they don't allow illegals who vote for them, they probably would lose control.
  6. Update: I had a session with Shannon yesterday and again asked her if she'd use her pendulum to give me a yes/no answer to a question I was silently asking in my head. She got a "yes", and my question was, "Will the Iraqi dinar RV at more than $.30. I have always been conservative in how much I think the dinar will RV at. I think it's unlikely it will come in at over $1, and if it does, I personally doubt it will be much over $1. My belief is that it probably will come in between $.10 and $.86. I decided to ask only about $.30 because I felt that it was still pretty conservative, but at the same time optimistic because it's 3 times more than I'd been planning on. Again, using a pendulum is never 100% accurate, and honestly, I don't know Shannon's accuracy rate with it. But as good of a healer as she is, I'm thinking her accuracy is probably higher than most other people's. And, she also had no idea what my question was so it was a totally unbiased answer. She also told me she would "tune" the RV event (she works with tuning forks in her sound therapy), and hopefully that will help too (she does have mad skills with her tuning forks!). Come on Iraq!!!! Let's bring this baby home!
  7. As a native California girl who finally gave up and left, it's particularly hard for me to see what's become of my home state. California was historically a conservative, Republican state, but now it's ground zero for wacko, socialist liberals. I know other Californians and they are mostly conservative. So I have to wonder.... with all the voter and voting fraud being exposed, if the true citizens of California never really flipped to the other side. I'm thinking now it's really just the millions of illegals that voted for the Dems so they could get their freebies, who drove that beautiful state into the ground. So sad..... This is a great video comprised of two separate, short videos spliced together. The best part is the short clip of an elephant charge in the middle that separates the two videos....What an idiot!! It sort of captures what's happening with liberals in America, doesn't it?
  8. GREAT NEWS!!!! AOC in big trouble, possibly even looking at jail time, for funnelling almost $1 million out of her campaign contributions. check it out here!
  9. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez could be facing JAIL TIME!! https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ocasio-cortezs-millionaire-chief-of-staff-violated-fec-rules-to-hide-885g-fec-complaint-alleges Also check out the post on how OAC was chosen from a Casting Call, as was Ilhan Omar, whose fellow House Democrats are calling for a vote to condemn her anti-Semitic comments. Good Gosh!! We cannot drain the swamp and throw out these socialists fast enough!!! T minus 14 days and counting! Ocasio-Cortez, chief of staff illegally moved $885K in campaign contributions 'off the books,' FEC complaint alleges New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Saikat Chakrabarti, the progressive firebrand's multimillionaire chief of staff, apparently violated campaign finance law by funneling nearly $1 million in contributions from political action committees Chakrabarti established to private companies that he also controlled, according to an explosive complaint filed Monday with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and obtained by Fox News. Amid the allegations, a former FEC commissioner late Monday suggested in an interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation that Ocasio-Cortez and her team could separately be facing major fines and potentially even jail time if they were knowingly and willfully violating the law by hiding their control of the Justice Democrats political action committee (PAC). Such an arrangement could have allowed Ocasio-Cortez's campaign to receive donations in excess of the normal limit, by pooling contributions to both the PAC and the campaign itself. The FEC complaint asserts that Chakrabarti established two PACs, the Brand New Congress PAC and Justice Democrats PAC, and then systematically transfered more than $885,000 in contributions received by those PACs to the Brand New Campaign LLC and the Brand New Congress LLC -- companies that, unlike PACs, are exempt from reporting all of their significant expenditures. The PACs claimed the payments were for "strategic consulting." Although large financial transfers from PACs to LLCs are not necessarily improper, the complaint argues that the goal of the "extensive" scheme was seemingly to illegally dodge detailed legal reporting requirements of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, which are designed to track campaign expenditures. "It appears 'strategic consulting' was a mischaracterization of a wide range of activities that should have been reported individually," the complaint states. The complaint was drafted by the conservative, Virginia-based National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC). Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti, according to the NLPC's complaint, appeared to have "orchestrated an extensive off-the-books operation to make hundreds of thousands of dollars of expenditures in support of multiple candidates for federal office." The funds, the NLPC writes, were likely spent on campaign events for Ocasio-Cortez and other far-left Democratic candidates favored by Chakrabarti, who made his fortune in Silicon Valley and previously worked on Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign. But no precise accounting for the expenses is available, and the complaint asks the FEC to conduct an investigation into the matter immediately. "These are not minor or technical violations," Tom Anderson, director of NLPC’s Government Integrity Project, said in a statement. "We are talking about real money here. In all my years of studying FEC reports, I’ve never seen a more ambitious operation to circumvent reporting requirements. Representative Ocasio-Cortez has been quite vocal in condemning so-called dark money, but her own campaign went to great lengths to avoid the sunlight of disclosure.” Added Anderson: “They believe their cause is so great that they don’t have to play by the rules. They believe that they are above campaign finance law." Brand New Congress LLC does not appear to be registered as an LLC in any state, according to the complaint, but is a registered 527 tax-exempt organization. Fox News confirmed that Brand New Campaign LLC is a registered Delaware corporation, but Brand New Congress LLC is not. Ocasio-Cortez's office did not return a request for comment. In announcing the complaint the NLPC pointed to a 2016 interview on MSNBC, in which the 33-year-old Chakrabarti told anchor Rachel Maddow that he wanted to employ a "single, unified presidential-style campaign" model to "galvanize" voters nationally to elect progressives to Congress, while helping candidates avoid the stress of fundraising and managing their own campaigns. Other legal experts also sounded the alarm on Monday, saying Chakrabarti's unusual arrangement raised serious unanswered questions. Former FEC Associate General Counsel for Policy Adav Noti, who currently directs the Campaign Legal Center, told Fox News that it was a "total mystery" to him why Chakrabarti had established an LLC seemingly to take money from the PAC, rather than simply create a "normal venture," like a consulting business, to provide services for candidates on the books. "Certainly, it's not permissible to use an LLC or any other kind of intermediary to conceal the recipient or purpose of a PAC's spending," Noti said. "The law requires the PAC to report who it disburses money to. You can't try to evade that by routing it through an LLC or corporation or anyone else." Noti added: "What's so weird about this situation is that the PAC that disbursed so much of its money to one entity that was so clearly affiliated with the PAC. Usually, that's a sign that it's what's come to be known as a 'scam PAC' -- one that's operated for the financial benefit of its operators, rather than one designed to engage in political activity." At the same time, Noti said, Chakrabarti had provided "long descriptions of why they structured it the way they did -- which is not something a scam PAC would do," because it only draws attention to the unusual setup. And Noti cautioned that there is a tendency for some groups to try to gain attention by invoking Ocasio-Cortez. "But on the other hand," Noti added, Ocasio-Cortez's "explanations don't make a lot of sense on their face. I read their explanation multiple times, and I still don't understand. If you want to start a business to provide services to campaigns -- many of those are organized as LLC's, and you sell your services." "I read their explanation multiple times, and I still don't understand."— Former FEC Associate General Counsel Adav Noti Instead, Chaktrabarti "started a PAC, which has legal obligations to report all of is incoming and outgoing money, and then used the PAC to disperse its funds to the LLC," Noti said. Added former FEC chairman Bradley A. Smith, in an interview with The Washington Examiner: "It's a really weird situation. I see almost no way that you can do that without it being at least a reporting violation, quite likely a violation of the contribution limits. You might say from a campaign finance angle that the LLC was essentially operating as an unregistered committee." Last week, Anderson also raised concerns over Ocasio-Cortez's decision to announce, with much fanfare, that she would offer a minimum salary of $52,000 to her staffers, and a maximum salary of $80,000 -- far below the typical six-figure highs hit by chiefs of staff and other high-level congressional workers. 39.7K people are talking about this Government watchdogs pointed out that federal law requires congressional workers making more than $126,000 a year -- which would ordinarily include Chakrabarti -- to file detailed forms outlining all of their outside income, including investments and gifts. “Purposefully underpaying staffers in order to avoid transparency is an old trick some of the most corrupt members of Congress have used time and again,” Anderson said. Speaking to the New York Post, Ocasio-Cortez spokesman Corbin Trent dismissed the FEC complaint, saying the campaign had consulted an elections lawyer and that all money was properly accounted for. “It was payment for services. ... We believe that complaint is politically motivated, basically intended to create a political story,” Trent told the Post. Noti told Fox News that Trent's explanation could be plausible -- and if so, it might help Ocasio-Cortez's team avoid civil fraud lawsuits. "One possibility -- a strong possibility, based on the description they put out, is they just got really bad legal advice that somehow said they had to to do this," Noti said. "But regardless, when they decided to use the PAC form, which they did, they subjected themselves to all the legal requirements that come with that." Election laws are complicated, Noti added, and there have been some erroneous recent reports related to Ocasio-Cortez's campaign. For example, FEC filings reviewed by Fox News show that Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional campaign paid the Justice Democrats PAC more than $35,000 from 2017 to 2018 for "web services," “strategic consulting,” and "campaign services." While some outlets have incorrectly reported that federal rules generally prohibit PACs from providing more than $5,000 in services to campaigns, Noti told Fox News that the payments were likely proper so long as they were for the fair market value of the services rendered. In terms of possible penalties, Noti said that Ocasio-Cortez's campaign could be facing FEC fines if it followed bad legal advice and made reporting errors. But civil or even criminal fraud statutes, as opposed to campaign finance laws, would potentially kick in if it were determined that Chakrabarti had intentionally tried to hide the money to use for illicit expenses. Meanwhile, former FEC commissioner Brad Smith told the Daily Caller News Foundation's investigative unit that, because Ocasio-Cortez may have held legal control of the Justice Democrats PAC while the PAC was supporting her campaign, the two committees were likely acting as affiliated committees -- and therefore share an individual contribution limit of $2,700 that might have been improperly and repeatedly exceeded. The Daily Caller News Foundation's review of archived copies of the Justice Democrats PAC's website and relevant campaign documents indicated that Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti "obtained majority control of Justice Democrats PAC in December 2017" -- and yet allegedly failed to disclose afterward to the FEC the fact that the PAC was supporting her candidacy. “If this were determined to be knowing and willful, they could be facing jail time," Smith said. "Even if it’s not knowing and willful, it would be a clear civil violation of the act, which would require disgorgement of the contributions and civil penalties. I think they’ve got some real issues here.” Added former Republican FEC commissioner Hans von Spakovsky: “If the facts as alleged are true, and a candidate had control over a PAC that was working to get that candidate elected, then that candidate is potentially in very big trouble and may have engaged in multiple violations of federal campaign finance law, including receiving excessive contributions." Monday's FEC complaint comes on the heels of a separate complaint by the Washington, D.C.-based Coolidge Reagan Foundation, which alleged last week that the Brand New Congress PAC may have illegally funneled thousands of dollars to Ocasio-Cortez's live-in boyfriend, Riley Roberts. It was first reported late last month that the Brand New Congress PAC paid Roberts during the early days of the Ocasio-Cortez campaign. According to FEC records, the PAC made two payments to Roberts – one in August 2017 and one in September 2017 – both for $3,000. The FEC complaint specifically cites the use of "intermediaries" to make the payments, "the vague and amorphous nature of the services Riley ostensibly provided," the relatively small amount of money raised by the campaign at that stage and "the romantic relationship between Ocasio-Cortez and Riley" in asserting the transactions might violate campaign finance law. The Coolidge Reagan Foundation -- a 501(c)(3) -- is requesting that the FEC look into the payments for potential violations on relevant campaign finance laws that state that campaign contributions “shall not be converted by any person to personal use” and that “an authorized committee must report the name and address of each person who has received any disbursement not disclosed.”
  10. This is NOT just some guy's opinion!!! In this video, AOC openly talks about this with the group that recruited her, discussing how her brother submitted her name but she didn't think she stood a chance, and then how she decided she wanted to do it. What the heck!? And this "Justice Democrats" group was just founded 2 years ago? How did this happen in America? This is just outrageous!! Thankfully, Trump, at 70 years old, decided he would step in and try to change the direction this country was headed before it was too late. At least it's only T minus 16 days now. (And we got a new nickname for AOC, Alexandria Occasional Cortex!!)
  11. No apologies needed. It's just frustrating sometimes to be misconstrued when I'm trying hard to be clear and concise. I'm glad I was able to clarify what I'm saying in my second attempt. And you are very welcome! And yes, isn't that exciting news about the taxes!! xtaxguy deserves the credit on that!
  12. Muscle testing (applied kinesiology) is a technique alternative health care pratitioners often use to direct the course of their treatment. Biofield Tuning is the type of treatment (other treatment examples are acupuncture and chiropractic) I am receiving, and my practitioner sometimes uses a variation of muscle testing, a pendulum, to direct the course of my Biofield Tuning treatment. As I said, I silently thought my question in my head and asked her to use her pendulum to get a yes or no answer. Since she had no idea what kind of question I was asking, it was impossible for her to have consciously influenced her "yes" answer. I wholeheartedly believe in applied kinesiology and this woman has achieved more success with me than I had even imagined, so I trust her abilities and I peronally believe her "yes" answer to my question has a high probability of being correct. Still Muscle testing and pendulums are never 100% no matter who is using them, so absolutely she could be wrong. But to be clear, my experience had nothing to do with psychics and is not similar to a psychic. This woman was and is an exceptionally gifted healer who sometimes used pendulums as a way to direct her very successful treatment of me. Consequently, I believe her pendulum skills are very good and consequently, I pesonally believe her "yes" answer will most likely turn out to be true, though it's not for sure.
  13. The therapy is called biofield tuning ( https://www.biofieldtuning.com/ ) and I heard about it from an interview the founder did a few months ago ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu609q1j9D8 ) Fortunately I found Shannon ( https://www.sacredlivingcenter.com/ ) from the list of practitioners on the main site. The therapy uses tuning forks and Shannon is a particularly gifted healer who has profoundly helped me in multiple ways. I do my sessions over the phone since I'm outside the U.S. - it's easy, pain free and incredibly powerful. I can't say enough positive things about her and highly recommend her. Now...... GOOOOOOO RV!!
  14. This is only from me, but I believe there is some reason for optimism, so I'm sharing it with you all. I know most of us like some non-pumper optimism after all! I have been seeing an alternative healthcare practitioner for the past 3 months who uses sound therapy. I've had 12 sessions now and she has helped me soooo much and I can tell she is a very gifted healer, very intuitive (and she's right when she intuits something). Sometime she uses a pendulum in her work to guide her in which direction to take her treatment of me. For those unfamiliar with pendulums, it's based on Applied Kinesiology, which says our bodies or subconscious (or perhaps our higher self, spirit if you will) actually knows what is best for us and also is psychic, so it often knows the future. Since she's been so good in working on me, last night I asked her if I could think of a question in my mind, and then could she use her pendulum to get a yes or no answer for me, so she did. So I thought in my head "Will the Iraqi dinar save be before June?" (since I'm under some serious financial stress right now and the dinar is one of the 2 most likely things that could relieve it). She immediatley got a yes. I was soooo happy! I actually had wanted to ask for an earlier time frame, but I was concerned if I asked about March, and then got a No answer, it would deflate me. So I stacked the deck in my favor by asking for a longer time frame. But in just over a week it will be March, and that will only be 3 months max. And of course, it could happened sooner too. Also, she had happened to mention to me about a month ago that she also was dealing with financial stress. So I said perhaps she might be interested in knowing what I was talking about and she could use her pendulum to see if it would be a good thing for her to do also. She said she was interested so I briefly explained it in a couple of minutes and before I was even finished, she jumped in and said she got a Yes for herself as well. She didn't want to talk about it anymore because she wanted to get back to working on me. So I didn't get the opportunity to ask about narrowing down the time frame any further. But honestly, it was a huge relief to get a Yes answer - even if it may be 3 months out. I just want to point out this was a completely unbiased answer. She had no idea what my question was. I find with Applied Kinesiology (muscle testing) and pendulums, sometimes your conscious mind wants a specific answer strongly enough that it interferes with the results so you get the answer you're hoping for. Also, muscle testing is not an exact science and is not 100% correct. But for people who are good at it (and I can see this woman is very good at it) it can be very accurate. And since it was a totally blind situation (she had no idea what my question was and I had never asked her to use her pendulum to answer a question for me before) - her answer was completely honest - which is the best we can hope for in any of these types of situations. So no guarantees that she's right, but for now I am very happy and hopeful! Anyway, that's my rumor. It made my day yesterday and is still making my day today, so I hope you like it too.
  15. For those who didn't know since it's not covered much in the U.S....... Haiti has violent protests across the country that continue to demand the resignation of President Jovenel Moise. In October, 2017, it was discovered that between 2008 and 2016, almost $4 billion in government funds earmarked for social and development projects was missappropirated or embezzled by government officials and their cronies. The protests had been ongoing for months, but when the government announced a substantial tax increase on gasoline and diesel, the protests escalated into violence on February 7th, when citizens started attacking luxury vehicles belonging to wealthy Haitians. At least 7 deaths have been reported, 78 inmates were able to escape while police were busy with the protestors, and blocked roads have stranded a group of missionarieas well as foreign aid workers and even travelers. With the country in disarray, last Thursday, the United States government ordered non-essential U.S. personnel to leave Haiti and issued a Do Not Travel advisory to Haiti for all U.S. citizens, joining Canada and several other countries that had already issued travel advisories for Haiti. On Saturday, things quieted down as residents took the day to gather food, water and fuel as they waited for an expected announcement from the Prime Minister.
  16. I really hope Comey gets what's coming to him and soon.... along with the Clintons all the other traitors and crooks! https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/news-nation/after-conviction-of-el-chapo-info-surfaces-that-james-comey-was-el-chapo-s-bank-money-laundering-fixer After Conviction of "El Chapo" Info Surfaces that JAMES COMEY was El Chapo's Bank Money Laundering FIXER! ! ! This week’s conviction of Sinaloa Cartel kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman heralds a major victory in raising awareness of the pure evil involved in Mexican drug smuggling through our porous borders. But it also reveals something about disgraced former FBI Director James Comey . . . From "El Chapo" sexually abusing 13-year-old girls as “vitamins” to boost his libido to employing a hitman who used a tiled “kill room” made inside a house in border-city Juarez, the trial demonstrated the obvious dangers of sharing an open border with a country burdened by near-complete lawlessness. In El Chapo’s trial, a witness alleged that the corruption of Mexican government officials reached up to the President of Mexico at the time, Enrique Pina Nieto, who allegedly received $100 million in bribes from the cartel. Left out of El Chapo’s trial was the cartel’s financial connections to key law enforcement players inside the Obama administration. In 2012, the Justice Department accused the El Chapo-led Sinaloa Cartel of moving over $7 billion through HSBC bank locations inside Mexico. The bank’s Mexican locations allowed huge cash deposits (sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars in a single transaction), which were then accessible to the cartel at HSBC bank locations inside the United States. Despite playing a key role in establishing the cartels inside the US, the DOJ gave HSBC a slap on the wrist–a deferred prosecution agreement–under which the bank would not be prosecuted for laundering billions of dollars in cash for the Sinaloa Cartel, as long as the bank rehabilitated its practices and stayed out of trouble for five years. Overruling career prosecutors– who wanted to prosecute the bank–US Attorney Loretta Lynch and Attorney General Eric Holder let the bank off the hook with a $1.9 billion “record fine,” which made up a small fraction of one year’s profits. It is unknown whether then-FBI Director Robert Mueller aggressively investigated the executives and employees involved. Given the lack of convictions, and his failure to speak out against the agreement, it’s unlikely that Mueller engaged in any pre-dawn raids or SWAT-style arrests. Ironically, Jerome Corsi, one of Mueller’s current perjury-trap targets, was one of the journalists who exposed the HSBC scandal in 2012. Now, as many of you know, Corsi is under Indictment by . . . Special Counsel Robert Mueller . . . A month after the deferred prosecution agreement was finalized, future FBI Director James Comey took a 97% pay cut from his job as general counsel at Bridgewater Associates hedge fund to join Britain-based HSBC as director of the money laundering vulnerabilities sector. The move reduced his jaw-dropping income from $6,632,616 per year to under $200,000, per financial disclosures. (Hal Turner Remark: - It was only actually a pay "cut" if Comey was not receiving cash bribes himself, from the Cartel . . .) With former Deputy Attorney General Comey at the helm of the troubled bank’s money laundering compliance efforts, HSBC could reassure its investors that the troubles in 2012 were over. However, Comey apparently missed the Russian money laundering that was taking place while he oversaw the vulnerabilities sector. Less than six months after Comey took the HSBC job, President Obama nominated him to replace Robert Mueller as FBI Director. In 2014, Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General. See how all of that worked? All the same players in top US Law Enforcement, shuffled around to make certain that the gigantic cash from the Sinaloa Drug Cartel, was all dealt with by the exact same people . . . . WHY? To keep a lid on who ELSE was getting massive bribes???? HSBC clients donated $81 million to the Clinton Foundation. Gee. What a coincidence.
  17. KristiD

    tax

    pokerplayer, I hope you don't mind me butting in as I am only a US citizen and I know nothing about Canadian law. But for US citizens, this is exacly the key point that xtaxguy (who is apparently a pretty good tax authority in this area) was making that means the difference between Capital Gains rates and Ordinary Income rates for us. Based on what you just said, I wonder if it might make a similar difference for you Canadians. You appear to be quoting the tax code that applies to "Currency Traders", but perhaps you individuals (who own dinar) are not "currency traders" (as defined by Revenue Canada) at all, so those codes (and those rates), don't apply to you! If you have other, discounted rates for "investments" (like the US has Capital Gains), maybe those rates are the ones that apply to the RV situation. After all, you probably really did buy your dinar as an investment, hoping it would increase in value and give a nice return to you. If there is a possibility that you can pay lower taxes, you may want to research this a little further from this new perspective, like I did. If so, you may first want to determine:. 1) Exactly how does Revenue Canada define a "Currency Trader? 2) Are you viewed as a "Currency Trader" by Revenue Canada? If you are, then you've confirmed your original position above. 2) But if you are not, what tax rates DO apply if you're not a Currency Trader? In the US, we only have 2 tax rates - Ordinary Income or Capital Gains. Hopefully Canada has something similar for investments, and you guys who bought dinar simply as an investment, are allowed to apply those rates to your profit from the RV. 3) Whatever you find, you can discuss with your tax professional. Probably Revenue Canada codes are massive, just like our IRS codes. Maybe they do that deliberately to make it so confusing that people get scared and just pay the higher amount because they don't want to get into trouble. Here in the US, some tax professionals think the RV will be taxed higher, and some say lower - we have not definitively answered this question ourselves as far as I can find. That's what I've been trying to do here since December when I first started reading xtaxguy's posts. But maybe I was naive to try because no tax professional wants to stick their neck out and possibly be proven wrong later. But xtaxguy clearly explained his position and, assuming he has the expertise in this area that he says he does, I think he's right. So I copied some of his most pertinent comments substantiating his position of why it's NOT Ordinary Income, along with the IRS' definition of what an "Investment" is, and I'll give it to my accountant post RV and discuss it. I'm open to being told I'm wrong, but for me to believe that I am, someone needs to show me where in the tax code it says this is not an investment. And after all, I abosolutely, totally did buy my dinar as an investment so it seems only reasonable that it should be treated as such for tax purposes. (btw, just want to mention that I believe US Capital Gains rates are only 20% if you've owned your dinar for more than a year - otherwise the short term Capital Gains rate is the same as Ordinary Income.) I hope that you Canadians may also be in a similar position. And I too believe we are very close..... c'mon RV!! Dinar Income taxed as Capital Gains.doc
  18. And more good news for those of use who believe lower oil prices will put pressure on Iraq to RV. OPEC looks like it's in trouble, the US may soon pass legislation making OPEC members subject to antitrust regulation (about time I say). This will undoubted lead to lower oil prices. https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/Washington-Eyes-Crackdown-On-OPEC.html Washington Eyes Crackdown On OPEC Legislation targeting OPEC is suddenly gaining steam in the U.S. Congress, raising alarm bells for the cartel. On Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee passed a bill that would allow the U.S. Justice Department to sue members of OPEC for manipulating the oil market. The so-called “NOPEC” bill would remove sovereign immunity, exposing member countries to antitrust regulation. The bill has appeared in the past under prior administrations. But previous presidents from both political parties have opposed taking punitive action, fearing damage to the U.S.-Saudi relationship. Times have changed. President Trump has repeatedly posted angry tweets about OPEC, blaming it for high gasoline prices. That led to a revived push for the NOPEC legislation. The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have also been a turning point, erasing a lot of goodwill for Saudi Arabia in Washington. In theory, OPEC members could face confiscation of their assets in the United States. Saudi Aramco, for instance, controls Motiva Enterprises, which owns the largest oil refinery in the country in Port Arthur, Texas. According to the Financial Times, the prospect of the NOPEC bill becoming law has raised alarm bells not just for OPEC, but also for international oil companies who fear reprisals abroad. Companies like ExxonMobil and BP have major stakes in projects in places like Nigeria and Iraq. These OPEC-member countries could retaliate if they face punitive action from the U.S. government. The FT reports that the oil majors, along with the American Petroleum Institute and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, are lobbying against the NOPEC legislation. Analysts speculate that Qatar exited OPEC in 2018 not just because of its rivalry with Saudi Arabia, but also because it has major interests in the U.S., and does not want to face antitrust action. Qatar Petroleum, along with ExxonMobil, just gave the final investment decision for the $10 billion Golden Pass LNG project in Texas .Related: Chevron Looks To Double Permian Production By 2022 So, what are the odds of passage for the NOPEC bill? Joe McMonigle, senior energy policy analyst at Hedgeye, told Reuters that low oil prices have removed some of the urgency. “I don’t see any kind of groundswell for it,” McMonigle said. However, the takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives by the Democrats gave momentum to the bill. One of the first acts of the new House Judiciary panel was to take up the legislation, which it quickly approved on February 7. A full House vote is now possible. In fact, there is suddenly quite a bit of bipartisan support for the bill, making it closer to becoming law than at any point in history. Senator Chuck Grassley, a Republican, has proposed a companion bill in the Senate. “The oil cartel and its member countries need to know that we are committed to stopping their anti-competitive behaviour,” Grassley said. Across the aisle, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, also representing a state with significant ethanol interests, came out in support of the bill. “Given President Trump’s known hostile stance towards OPEC it now looks like a very good chance that the bill will be voted through,” Bjarne Schieldrop, chief commodities analyst at SEB, said in a statement. “The prospect of a passage of NOPEC legislation has added bearish pressure to Brent crude.” It is still too early to say with any certainty, but if the NOPEC legislation were to become law, it could theoretically make it much more difficult for OPEC to set production limits with the aim of achieving certain price targets. It could also put in jeopardy the formalization of the OPEC/non-OPEC alliance with Russia, the so-called OPEC+ arrangement. OPEC and the non-OPEC group led by Moscow are currently negotiating such an entity. Related: The Next Big Threat For Oil Comes From China Still, countries could individually raise and lower production. Or, more specifically, Saudi Arabia – the only country that can make massive changes to production levels – could still tailor output to meet strategic goals. But it wouldn’t be able to call upon other countries to chip in. “The NOPEC legislation could end tactical, cooperative production cuts and increases orchestrated by OPEC,” Schieldrop said. “It will probably not hinder Saudi Arabia to move production up and down on its own in order to address tactical turns and imbalances in the global oil market.” Othes see a more significant impact. “We are just a tweet away from Nopec becoming law,” Bob McNally of the Rapidan Energy Group told the FT. McNally said the legislation could lead to more volatility and lower prices if OPEC was unable to restrain supply. “After a good dose of Nopec, if it was successful, we would end up begging them to reunite, get back into business and start controlling supply,” he added. Maybe. But outside of oil companies themselves, there isn’t a massive constituency in the U.S. for OPEC. The cartel is not exactly popular in the United States. Moreover, if the NOPEC legislation became law and pushed down oil prices, Trump could claim credit and millions of American motorists would probably be thankful. It seems unlikely that there would be a political price to pay in the U.S. for lower oil prices and a crackdown on OPEC, even if American oil companies faced reprisals. Nobody is going to shed a tear for ExxonMobil if the company suddenly runs into trouble in Iraq or Nigeria because of the NOPEC law.
  19. Sure you can! Just start a new post and state what country you are in. Unless your buyer is in that country, you will have to do the transaction by mail - like Fed Ex. Also, a buyer may feel it's more risky for a buyer to buy from someone in a different country so that may affect the price they're willing to pay. Can you do ebay? I think it'll cost about 10-12% in fees, but you should be able to get $1000 per million (or more) there so you'd still net close to $900/million. Sellling here I think you'd get around $800 or less so ebay may be a good choice for you. jmo, hope it helps
  20. KristiD

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    While I have some dinar outside the US, most is still in the US. As I said initially, once the RV happens, I don't want to risk either mailing or hand carrying it out of the country, or using an attorney to exchange my IBC's dinar in the US. Plus, if we can reasonably determine this is capital gains, that would be HUGE news for most people here at DV. If we can find legitimate info - from the IRS - to validate the RV windfall is capital gains, then others here can give that to their account who may currently be trying to say it's ordinary income. It was a valiant quest on my part, I think. Sadly, I couldn't get any tax professionals here to help me with it. Still, what I found along with xtaxguy's opinion on this, MAY be enough. So perhaps people who are going to cash in at least some of their dinar in the US, may want to bookmark the IRS webite I provided along xtaxguy's explanation of why it is NOT ordinary inome (which I quoted earlier with a link to where you can find the whole discussion), and give that information to their accountant and see what he/she says. In my humble opinion, it wouldn't hurt to try and it could mean people get to keep thousands and thousands of $$$$ more - as much as $.17 out of every $1 they make from the RV. So to me, the pay off you'd get from just giving your accountant a couple of links to look at - makes it well worth my effort to do that. So that's what I plan to do. Obviously, everyone else can decide for themselves whether it's worth their time to do that or not. I hear you and I totally get it. But if you can keep thousands of dollars more by paying less taxes, you may want to consider making a small effort to find out. jmho
  21. KristiD

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    You may be correct that since the IRS does not have a specific guidline for the Iraqi dinar, they may issue one. But I'm thinking the IRS already has all their bases covered. The following information from the IRS seems like it would take care of it..... "Almost everything you own and use for personal or investment purposes is a capital asset." (and is subject to capital gains tax rates). So I'm thinking the IRS is gonna at least get capital gains taxes from us. The one thing I do NOT know, is if there's any reason the IRS can say our IQD investment CANNOT be considered a capital asset so it should be taxed as ordinary income. It sure looks to me like our IQD is an investment according to this, but I am not a tax professional and I cannot understand why so many accountants still claim it's ordinary income. Unless - xtaxguy is right when he says those accountants are wrong and are misapplying the tax code because there is an exception to it for investments (see my earlier post where I quoted exactly what he said). But good lord! I guess there are no tax professionals here who are willing to help us out and give their opinion on what I've presented here. Arghhh! https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc409 dated March, 2018 Topic Number 409 - Capital Gains and Losses Almost everything you own and use for personal or investment purposes is a capital asset. Examples include a home, personal-use items like household furnishings, and stocks or bonds held as investments. When you sell a capital asset, the difference between the adjusted basis in the asset and the amount you realized from the sale is a capital gain or a capital loss. Generally, an asset's basis is its cost to the owner, but if you received the asset as a gift or inheritance, refer to Topic No. 703 for information about your basis. For information on calculating adjusted basis, refer to Publication 551, Basis of Assets. You have a capital gain if you sell the asset for more than your adjusted basis. You have a capital loss if you sell the asset for less than your adjusted basis. Losses from the sale of personal-use property, such as your home or car, aren't tax deductible.
  22. For people who agree with Breitling's position that lower oil prices will put pressure on Iraq to RV soon, this is good news. A large oil field has been discovered off the coast of South Africa. More oil producers will mean lower prices and this should make Iraq nervous about the future. Go RV!! https://oilprice.com/Energy/Crude-Oil/South-Africa-Oil-Discovery-Could-Be-A-Game-Changer.html South Africa Oil Discovery Could Be A Game-Changer By Tsvetana Paraskova - Feb 10, 2019, 10:00 AM CST Join Our Community One of the promising hotspots for oil and gas exploration drilling this year—South Africa’s offshore—has just yielded a massive natural gas and condensate find that could open a new exploration province for oil majors and change the energy fortunes of South Africa. France’s major Total said this week that it had made a significant discovery on the Brulpadda prospects off the southern coast of South Africa. “With this discovery, Total has opened a new world-class gas and oil play and is well positioned to test several follow-on prospects on the same block,” said Kevin McLachlan, Senior Vice President Exploration at Total. According to Total’s chief executive Patrick Pouyanne, the discovery could hold 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent of gas and condensate resources.....
  23. KristiD

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    Kristi........yep......not taxed at all......might be right......could be wrong........just what the people I talk with have concluded.........and my own conclusion as well from what I research..... Here's a tease..........Take Kuwait.......many talk about that RV.........they are wrong.......just like with the IQD''...... in both countries the currency lost value due to circumstances we are all aware of.......Kuwait had the value restored....people who may have bought some at the reduced value probably made some money........Same thing will happen for Iraq.....and Viet Nam.....look how the US has suppressed that nation for so long by using sanctions.....better yet they have become the 6th largest manufacturing nation by using the Chinese blue print...... I doubt the USG wants to have a few million citizens bitching about all the taxes they just paid on their IQD investment........rather.......keep it all quiet.......same way Kuwait went..... Really?! So the people who profited from Kuwait's currency really did NOT pay taxes on their gain? Wow, wouldn't that be awesome?! I soooo hope you're right!!! Thanks for boldly sharing that opinion - which has some weight to it since you have a very good reputation with regards to finance. Hopefully this will get some people here praying hard that you are right.... and I am a firm believer that prayer works. GOOOOOOOOOOO RV!!!
  24. Well I use google chrome too and I don't get a warning. I visit that site at least once a day. I have the site bookmarked and I also typed it directly into the browser bar manually, and no warning came up for me (and I tried just now several times). Are you sure this is a warning from google chrome??? Or could it be from your antivirus or malware/spyware software? I use kaspersky (which I believe to be a very good antivirus) and it's never given me any warning on another site.com. I'm not techy at all, but it is strange that I have no problem accessing that site and you do.
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