Month: July 2010
Tram 28 and Castelo de Sao Jorge - July 30, 2010 by zeldalegacy

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Part 3!

We start back in Rossio again and we have the castle in our sight!

Rossio

View of the castle from Rossio

There are a few ways to get up there: walk, bus or the infamous Tram 28 (our option, of course!) Tram 28 goes through the narrow streets of the Alfama taking no prisoners. My first thought was YAY because we got a seat and it was near the window. The guide book told me this was very rare. My second thought was Oh My God because I went to lean on the window and found my head nearly getting chopped off by a parked van. That’s right, the windows of the tram are kept open :-)

Tram 28!

We got out at one of the viewpoints nearest to the castle and admired the view before trekking up the last hilly bit that the tram doesn’t go up.

Santa Engracia and the Vasco de Gama bridge

Alfama views

While we were queueing to get into the castle, I noticed this amusing feature for the male population…..

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Inside the castle, there’s a lot of walking up steps to be done, and photos of views to be taken.

Praca de Comercio

Bairro Alto and Chiado

Praca de Figueira

Tagus

Santa Engracia

Another feature of the castle are the many, many cats lying around and these beautiful peacocks.

Peacock

After all that climbing, there was only one thing for it – a quick trip to Se Cathedral  and an ice cream while we waited for Tram 28 to bring us back down again!

Se Cathedral and the tram is coming!


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Gillibrand Speech on Dream Act and DADT - July 26, 2010 by zeldalegacy

Repeal the 17th Amendment

Jamaica Options & Futures Trading Market Coming Soon - July 26, 2010 by zeldalegacy

According to reports, the trading of futures and options (two of the more risky classes of securities), will likely be happening on the Jamaica Stock Exchange by the end of 2011.

According to Marlene Street-Forrest, general manager of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE), the JSE is committed to seeing it established, and was working on putting the infra-structure in place. While she has not provided details on where it has reached, a committee – comprising member dealers of the exchange, JSE internal staff, and others in the securities industry – has already been established to oversee the project.

The JSE has already set up a new and improved settlement and trading platform, which can accommodate all the features that are required for the trading of futures and options. The JSE has also been hosting workshops to sensitise and educate brokers on the trading of futures and options.

Investment Jamaica

Jupiter,Hobe- IRS Tax Debt Relief- Local IRS Tax Experts-Owe Back Taxes-Tax Levy/Tax Lien - July 25, 2010 by zeldalegacy

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Bjarke Ingels (II) – at Warpspeed - July 24, 2010 by zeldalegacy

In a previous post we wrote that Bjarke Ingels (1974), founder of the relatively young architectural practice BIG, is amongst the most prominent representatives of a generation of architects that tries and surpasses postmodern conventions, attitudes and strategies. Ingels’ approach to architecture is perhaps best described, in his own words, as Yes is More, sustainable hedonism [...]
Notes on metamodernism

[Full-time] PROGRAMME ASSISTANT – KNOWLEDGE. MANAGEMENT AND UPSCALING Job at ASARECA - July 24, 2010 by zeldalegacy

Location: Uganda
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Description:

The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) is a not-for-profit sub-regional organization of the National Agricultural Research Institutes (NARIs) of ten countries: Burundi, D.R. Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. ASARECA’s mission is promoting economic growth, fighting poverty, reducing hunger and enhancing resources through regional collective action in agricultural research for development. It aims at increasing the efficiency of agricultural research in the region so as to enhance productivity, value added and competitiveness of the regional agricultural system We are currently recruiting for the following 2 positions at the Secretariat.
POSITION 002/11 -PROGRAMME ASSISTANTKNOWLEDGE. MANAGEMENT AND UPSCALING
We are seeking to recruit for a Programme Assistant – Knowledge Management and Upscaling. The Programme Assistant, working closely with the Programme Manager will assist among other tasks in preparing the programme annual workplan and budget. The job holder will, inter alia:
• Receive and review periodic reports from different stake holders and provide feedback on the quality of the reports.
• Prepare draft synthesis reports, draft contract agreements and letters of requests for services.
• Assist in developing requests for proposal/research calls and send them out, receive applications and prepare the evaluation forms that are used for selection.
• Receive and respond to inquiries from different stakeholders pertaining to programme work.
• Work closely with the Administrative Assistant in coordinating workshop duties/activities i.e. drawing up a list of invitees, drafting invitation letters.
• Assist programme manager in facilitating workshop. Raporteur all Programme workshops and meetings.
• Compile workshop /meetings publications.
• Assist in following up the sub-grant financial accountabilities and forward them to the Programme Manager for verification.
• Assist Programme Manager in preparing annual work plans and the budget for the programme.
• Assist in consolidating programme technical reports into the annual report as well as programme work plans and budgets.
• Assist in preparing publications for scientific conferences.
• Assist the Programme Manager in monitoring and evaluation of project implementation

Other terms and conditions for both positions
You should also have the following skills; excellent planning and coordination, analytical and problem solving, writing, basic financial management, communication, representation and presentation. Must be computer savvy specifically in MS Office suite of packages and especially versatility with Microsoft office Excel
Duration
This contract will be initially for a period of twelve months, renewable subject to annual performance review and availability of funding.
Remuneration and other Benefits
The remuneration package is comparable to those offered by similar organisations and includes a competitive salary, medical insurance for self and family, allowances as well as an excellent support for career progression.

Job requirement

Qualifications and Experience
The person will have an MSc in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics or a related field. At least 5 year experience in agricultural technology and knowledge transfer and scaling up projects with a god understanding of value chain approach.

How to apply

Method of Application
Applicants should send an application letter clearly demonstrating their suitability in meeting the qualifications, experience and the required competencies. A copy of an up-to-date curriculum vitae and names of three referees and their complete addresses – postal, telephone, fax and e-mail. Deadline for receiving applications will be 15 May 2011 and should be, addressed to:

The Head of HR& Administration
ASARECA. Plot 5, Mpigi Road,
PO Box 765, Entebbe, Uganda.
Tel: 256-41-320212 or 320556 or 321389
Fax:256-41-321126
Email: HR@ASARECA.ORG

Applications on email should have the title of the position applied for on the subject line.

ASARECA IS COMMITTED TO GENDER MAINSTREAMING.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT US, VISIT HTTP://WWW.ASARECA.ORG

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Small scale, big change - July 23, 2010 by zeldalegacy

Between October 3rd, 2010 and January 3rd, 2011, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York held an exhibition entitled ‘Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement‘. The show presented eleven projects, across five continents, and sought to highlight both the social commitment of the architects (and others) involved and the functinonal, [...]
Notes on metamodernism

Forex Trading Platform - July 22, 2010 by zeldalegacy

As the name says, the Forex trading platform is a place where you can sell and buy the forex. This can also be called the forex-trading station. All forex trading financial companies, banks, traders and brokers will provide their own trading hub. These currency trading or forex trading hubs use sophisticated software’s, which have, can perform various kinds of analysis such as technical and fundamental analysis. They also generate data, which is both numeric, and well as statistical base such as graphs, pies, regression data etc.In most cases the trading stations or the platforms have real time streaming ticker line. This ticker line is being constantly updated and gives the buy / sell currency rate of major currencies in pairs. Forex dealers or traders also maintain fixed spreads on major currencies across the world, which are constant irrespective of the changing financial markets. Most of the trading stations will provide the followingReal time streaming of the major currencies in pairs.Pricing which is competitiveFixed spreads in 3-5 pipsCertainty of price for the currencies in buy and sell positionAnother factor in the forex trade is that the more creditworthiness an institution or a forex trader is, the better access they have to market information and competitive pricing. This is then reflected also in the trading sessions that the subscribers and the investors utilize. They would have better access to interbank prices and therefore the cost of the execution for the trade in currencies would be better. The currency trade software’s provide the following in most casesReal time streaming currency pair rates. One can click the suitable boxes provided to confirm the sale or the purchase of the desired currencies.They allow the linkage to currency margin account, which means that you can have more purchasing power with less of investment.Immediate confirmation of the sale / purchase of the currencies. Of course the cost would be debited to your account. This is done almost simultaneously and in real time.These currency trade software will also show you the real time profit / losses that you have made in the currency transactions.Investors must make sure that when they subscribe to these currency trade software’s, they read the terms and conditions as many trades may be subject to regulations and the agreement that may be drawn between the client and the websites / currency trade companies.There are options provided whereby one can also limit or stop the open orders. These can also be cancelled or modified at a later stage in these forex trades. Reports on all forex and currency transactions can also be generated. These reports can be in the form of monthly / weekly reports. One can print these records or download them for later. There are many combinations and permutations, which are possible. Depending upon forex trading packages that each forex trader or financial company may provide, the forex trading stations may differ in features provided.About The Author
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Does A Continual Mindfuck Really Get Your Rocks Off? - July 22, 2010 by zeldalegacy

Freedom Watch finale 4.9.11

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Published on Sunday, April 10, 2011 by the Independent/UK

We’re Not Being Told the Truth on Libya

Look at two other wars our government is currently deeply involved in – because they show that the claims made for this bombing campaign can’t be true

by Johann Hari

Most of us have a low feeling that we are not being told the real reasons for the war in Libya. David Cameron’s instinctive response to the Arab revolutions was to jump on a plane and tour the palaces of the region’s dictators selling them the most hi-tech weapons of repression available. Nicolas Sarkozy’s instinctive response to the Arab revolutions was to offer urgent aid to the Tunisian tyrant in crushing his people. Barack Obama’s instinctive response to the Arab revolutions was to refuse to trim the billions in aid going to Hosni Mubarak and his murderous secret police, and for his Vice-President to declare: “I would not refer to him as a dictator.”  More

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GMOs Linked to Organ Disruption in 19 Studies

Jeffrey Smith The world’s leading consumer advocate promoting healthier, non-GMO choices,  April 7, 2011

A new paper shows that consuming genetically modified (GM) corn or soybeans leads to significant organ disruptions in rats and mice, particularly in livers and kidneys. By reviewing data from 19 animal studies, Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini and others reveal that 9% of the measured parameters, including blood and urine biochemistry, organ weights, and microscopic analyses (histopathology), were significantly disrupted in the GM-fed animals. The kidneys of males fared the worst, with 43.5% of all the changes. The liver of females followed, with 30.8%. The report, published in Environmental Sciences Europe on March 1, 2011, confirms that “several convergent data appear to indicate liver and kidney problems as end points of GMO diet effects.” The authors point out that livers and kidneys “are the major reactive organs” in cases of chronic food toxicity.  Full article

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Foods with Scary Surprises

Posted By Dr. Mercola | March 31 2011


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Hamburger Helper? Slime, Ammonia and Cow Shit

In our ongoing series “There’s WHAT in My Food?”, we submit for your reading pleasure (though probably not while you’re eating) our comments on a stunning New York Times investigation that exposed how an ammonia-treated beef filler used in 50% of the nation’s ground beef (possibly up to 80%, according to one industry source) has repeatedly been found contaminated with deadly e. coli and salmonella, despite claims that the ammonia-bathed product would actually eliminate the harmful bacteria.

Meat maker Beef Products Inc (BPI) created a product the beef industry loves. Prior to BPI’s innovation, the slimiest, nastiest slaughterhouse scraps were used primarily for pet food (while the fatty bits were rendered for various oil-based food and non-food products). But in the late 1990’s, BPI began experimenting with ways to take these dirty, feces-stained scraps and turn them into, well, dirty, feces-contaminated burger filler.

In 2001, they came up with the answer. Since slaughterhouse trimmings from the outside parts of the carcass have higher loads of fecal matter (yes, cow shit), and hence higher loads of disease-causing bacteria, BPI needed a way to make their product edible enough to pass as “safe” meat, without going through expensive de-shittifying processes. BPI’s solution involves grinding the meat into a gruesome pink slime, then dowsing the slime with ammonia and blast freezing the whole slimy, shit-filled mess.

Most people know ammonia as a common household cleanser. Who knew it was also a ground beef filler? (It’s a floor cleaner! No, It’s a ground beef filler! Wait a minute: our pink slime is a floor cleaner AND a beef filler!)  Full article

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History of a Jewish State of Cognitive Dissonance:

Here below is the video from the lecture done by Shlomo Sand. He is an Israeli citizen, Jew and professor of history at the university in Telaviv.

He is challenging Israel and Jewish history in his book The Invention of the Jewish People.

Below are some ideas which you will find in his book and in the video below.

1. The exodus of Jews never happened. Jews were not expelled by Romans. It is myth.
There is no single historic document stating that Jews were ever expelled from Palestine by Romans.

2. Today’s Palestinians are decedents of the original Jews. They are the real ethnic Jews.

3. At the beginning of 7-th century Arabs arrived to Palestine and converted them to Islam. Those who converted to Islam didn’t have to pay taxes (it was easy to make this decision ;)

4.Who are the people who are called Jews today? They are not ethnic Jews, they are people who converted to Judaism throughout the world. The same as Christians are people in different countries as well as Muslims are people in various ethnically different countries.  E.g. Babylon converted to Judaism entirely. Today’s Yemen area was entirely converted to Judaism and North Africa has been very popular with Judaism in 7-th century. Later North Africa has been converted to Islam.

The Jews until 19th century were considered as religious community not an ethnic one. Only in 20th century, a theory has been populated that Jews have been expelled by the Romans from the Palestine and they need to return to it, thus Israel was born.

5. When Spain was invaded by North Africans in 7-th century it was invaded not only by Muslims but mixture of Muslims with Jews which caused that large communities of Jews have settled there after this time.

6. 80% percent of Jews in 20th century (before second world war) resided in Eastern Europe. There is a believe that Jews came from Western Europe and ended up in Eastern Europe. This is not true.

What are the facts?

The answer to this idea is that so called Khazar Jews which came to Eastern Europe from the East. Khazar Jews were living in Turkish area and were pushed out westward by stronger Muslim part of Turkey.

7. Israel state started in 1947/48 which is not a democratic state.
The bases of democracy says that state belongs to their citizens.
This is not the case in Israel as this is only sate of Jewish citizens.
We know from Jimy Carter book that Israel according to current definitions is an apartheid state even worst than South African was.

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Shlomo Sand: Challenging notions of a Jewish People

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Shlomo Sand: ‘There are Israeli, not Jewish people’

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Christopher Hitchens Goes After Rabbi Harold Kushner re: Circumcision

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This Forum now available at www.theforumchannel.tv Connecticut Forum panelists, Rabbi Harold Kushner, Rev. Peter Gomes and Christopher Hitchens answer the question, “Why do good things happen to bad people?”

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At the Wasilla Assembly of God, Sarah Palin tells the audience that the war in Iraq is God’s will and the US is simply carrying out God’s plan.
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The CRIMINALS Who Conspired To ENSLAVE US With Their PRIVATE FEDERAL RESERVE Bankster

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Follow Video Response Links to View Full 42-Minute Program.

G. Edward Griffin, author of The Creature from Jekyll Island; A Second Look at the Federal Reserve addresses these issues:

What is the Federal Reserve System?
Who drafted the plan for the Fed and when did it occur?
How is money created?
What impact has this had on the American Dollar?
Should our currency be backed by gold or silver?
Where does Congress get most of its funding?
What is the solution to the problem of fiat money?
Why do bankers get away with it?
What might happen if we continue on our current path?
What might come from a return to constitutional money?
What can concerned citizens do?

End the Fed
by Ron Paul

Before the US House of Representatives, February 4, 2009, introducing the The Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act, H.R. 833

Madame Speaker, I rise to introduce legislation to restore financial stability to America’s economy by abolishing the Federal Reserve. Since the creation of the Federal Reserve, middle and working-class Americans have been victimized by a boom-and-bust monetary policy. In addition, most Americans have suffered a steadily eroding purchasing power because of the Federal Reserve’s inflationary policies. This represents a real, if hidden, tax imposed on the American people.

From the Great Depression, to the stagflation of the seventies, to the current economic crisis caused by the housing bubble, every economic downturn suffered by this country over the past century can be traced to Federal Reserve policy. The Fed has followed a consistent policy of flooding the economy with easy money, leading to a misallocation of resources and an artificial “boom” followed by a recession or depression when the Fed-created bubble bursts.

With a stable currency, American exporters will no longer be held hostage to an erratic monetary policy. Stabilizing the currency will also give Americans new incentives to save as they will no longer have to fear inflation eroding their savings. Those members concerned about increasing America’s exports or the low rate of savings should be enthusiastic supporters of this legislation.

Though the Federal Reserve policy harms the average American, it benefits those in a position to take advantage of the cycles in monetary policy. The main beneficiaries are those who receive access to artificially inflated money and/or credit before the inflationary effects of the policy impact the entire economy. Federal Reserve policies also benefit big spending politicians who use the inflated currency created by the Fed to hide the true costs of the welfare-warfare state. It is time for Congress to put the interests of the American people ahead of special interests and their own appetite for big government.

Abolishing the Federal Reserve will allow Congress to reassert its constitutional authority over monetary policy. The United States Constitution grants to Congress the authority to coin money and regulate the value of the currency. The Constitution does not give Congress the authority to delegate control over monetary policy to a central bank. Furthermore, the Constitution certainly does not empower the federal government to erode the American standard of living via an inflationary monetary policy.

In fact, Congress’ constitutional mandate regarding monetary policy should only permit currency backed by stable commodities such as silver and gold to be used as legal tender. Therefore, abolishing the Federal Reserve and returning to a constitutional system will enable America to return to the type of monetary system envisioned by our nation’s founders: one where the value of money is consistent because it is tied to a commodity such as gold. Such a monetary system is the basis of a true free-market economy.

In conclusion, Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to stand up for working Americans by putting an end to the manipulation of the money supply which erodes Americans’ standard of living, enlarges big government, and enriches well-connected elites, by cosponsoring my legislation to abolish the Federal Reserve.

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Sarkozy and Soros send negotiator to visit White Dragon Society but talks inconclusive

April 11, 2011

This weekend a French agent was sent by George Soros, French President Nicholas Sarkozy and other senior Zionists to negotiate with the White Dragon Society. The talks, which lasted for two days, were inconclusive. However, the agent made it clear the European branch of the Zionists truly feared a collapse of the Euro, while their American counterparts are finally beginning to realize they might actually end up in jail. At the same time, their attitude was so haughty it made arrogance seem like a form of humility. They also made many threats but the fact is that they are running scared and they are running out of time.

The agent, who was of Japanese ancestry but who spoke French and English better than Japanese, claimed he came from a super-elite of Japanese Jews who represent 1% of the Japanese population. He kept referring to “average people,” pointing to nearby passersby with contempt as if they were almost an inferior species not worth protecting. Of course it is easy to feel superior if you are born into a world of billions of dollars and servants who do everything for you, including think.

The negotiations took place at the same time as George Soros gathered a bunch of the same old Council on Foreign Relations and Bilderberg hacks for a “Bretton Woods II” conference that was largely ignored. It was largely ignored because this group has proven, with their rapacious actions over the past few decades, that they are not qualified to run the international financial system.

Not only that, they have been using forged documentation to justify their control over the global financial system. Basically, if you ask them who gave them the right to create money out of thin air, they say it is God. If you ask them to prove that God gave it to them, they suddenly get evasive and embarrassed. God created life and the universe, but God did not create the Federal Reserve Board. It was a bunch of greedy oligarchs who did that.

On a more down to earth level, the trillion Neil Keenan lawsuit is finally reaching a crucial stage. People from all over the world have been providing evidence of crimes by the criminal cabal that owns the Washington D.C. corporate government. The constant flow of new information meant extra-legal preparations were needed and that is why the case has been pending for so long.

In a sign people are getting nervous though, last week Bill Clinton, Carl Rove, Tim Geithner, Paul Volcker and Bilderberg Chairman Ettiene D’avignon were among the many luminaries calling about the case.

The main reason for their concern is that the plaintiffs have now gotten their hands of a book of codes, together with screen shots confirming their validity, that show all major financial transactions of the past 30 years. This means the lawsuit will be able to prove such things as that Al Qaeda and the Pentagon are being financed by the same people.

The military allies of the White Dragon Society, for their part, are seriously considering putting the 1 million or so American Satanists into the Fema camps that were being prepared for American Christians.

The Gnostics, meanwhile, who chased the US military out of Libya and Kosovo, say they have now once again planted a suitcase nuclear bomb near BIS headquarters in Switzerland. They say that unless the financial elite agree to start a meritocratic system of governance over finance that they will “turn all the gold in Swiss vaults into nuclear waste.” These are dangerous people but we have confirmed from multiple intelligence agency sources that they have serious capabilities.

Their more moderate faction is waiting for the right timing to hand over to Wikileaks a set of intercepted e-mails so explosive that “they will topple most Western governments.”

What the megalomaniac financial elite need to realize is that the men with the guns and the senior civil servants and other top intellectuals who were not part of the inbred elite are now awake, aware and angry. They are not going to be lulled back to sleep this time.

The White Dragon Society and its allies have made certain conditions very clear. First of all a major campaign to end poverty and stop environmental destruction needs to be fully and immediately financed. Second, the monopoly over the creation and secret distribution of fiat currency by an inbred, self-selected elite, had to end. Third, the world needs a South African style truth and reconciliation commission in order to put an end to the fabric of lies that has been woven around much of humanity. Only then will amnesty be granted and a jubilee (the one-off elimination of all debts both public and private) take place.

The brainwashed portion of humanity is going to have to be told the truth in easy to understand, verifiable stages. As many have said, at first they will be angry but then they will be ecstatic.

Once this has happened, rational negotiations will be needed in order to totally revamp the unfair international regulations and institutions created after World War 2. Only then will humanity will be free at last to develop its full potential.

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Friday, April 8, 2011

April 8, 2011 – The White Hats Report #18

Soros, Obama and the rest of the cabal about to be Trumped?

Soros – Bretton Woods Conference

Ivory Coast And Bretton Woods – Soros Spectre

By Eric Walberg

4-7-11

A man, a plan — a new Ivory Coast. Eric Walberg looks at the rationale behind the Western intervention

Few around the world watching the drama unfolding in Ivory Coast rout for the incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo, who to his credit held reasonably fair elections last year, but then promptly ignored the results, suddenly claiming that those who voted for his rival Alassane Ouattara were not really citizens of Ivory Coast at all. With even the cautious African Union against him, his demise looks inevitable.

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China has pressed for changes to give developing countries more influence in the IMF, the World Bank and other finance bodies. G20 finance officials issued a statement at their last meeting calling for such changes but gave no details of how that might happen.Russia also has called for such reforms and says it will press its case at the London summit.

Zhou said the new currency would let governments manage their economies more efficiently because its value would not be influenced by any one nation’s need to regulate its own finance and trade.

“A super-sovereign reserve currency managed by a global institution could be used to both create and control global liquidity,” Zhou wrote. “This will significantly reduce the risks of a future crisis and enhance crisis management capability.”

Zhou also called for changing how SDRs are valued. Currently, they are based on the value of four currencies – the dollar, euro, yen and British pound.

“The basket of currencies forming the basis for SDR valuation should be expanded to include currencies of all major economies,” Zhou wrote. “The allocation of the SDR can be shifted from a purely calculation-based system to one backed by real assets, such as a reserve pool, to further boost market confidence in its value.”

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Bail Till You Fail: ‘Euro collapse programmed’

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Banksta’s paradise

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The Essence Of The Banking Industry…

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The very essence of the banking system. To make us all slaves to debt. Those who control the debt, control everything.

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Birth Certificate Bond–How to look it up on the stock market…

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Ron Paul CPAC 2011 Speech Highlights
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Why Nobody Trusts the Mainstream Media

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Baby Laughing Hysterically at Ripping Paper


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OVER 18 MILLION HOMES IN THE U.S. ARE VACANT

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Instruction Manual for Life

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How to Release a Federal Tax Lien- Fresh Start Tax LLC-Former IRS - July 21, 2010 by zeldalegacy

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Release Tax Lien. An IRS tax lien will remain in place until you pay off taxes owed, prove financial hardship, or until the IRS has levied enough of your assets to call it even. With just a tax lien, the IRS cannot take assets, but they will eventually place a levy on your assets if no action is taken when a tax lien is given. A tax levy is highly likely if you do not resolve your taxes after the lien is placed. A lien ensures that the IRS has a legal claim on your property so you cannot sell or dispose of property without the IRS taking its share first.

Recently in February of 2011, the IRS announced policy changes whereby they would increase the threshold for when a tax lien is issued. Moreover, they will even withdraw tax liens in most cases if you owe less than k and setup an IRS Installment Agreement with a direct debit monthly payment.

Ways to Release or Remove a Tax Lien

Pay off the Entire Amount of Back Taxes Owed
When the tax amount is paid in full, the tax lien will be released (and now withdrawn with a request to the IRS) and you will be back on good terms with the IRS. Some possibilities to paying off the taxes owed could be to borrow from friends and family, take out a loan, do a home equity loan, borrow the money on credit or sell some of your assets.

Setup a Payment Plan with the IRS
The IRS readily accepts payment plans. The most typical form of payment plan is an installment agreement. In the past, generally tax liens were not released until all taxes, penalties and interest were satisfied. In February of 2011, the IRS announced that in most cases a taxpayer who owes ,000 or less can enter into Installment Agreement with a direct debit payment arrangement and get tax liens withdrawn (removed from credit altogether). Current taxpayers setup on a direct debit Installment Agreement can request to have the tax lien withdrawn.

Offer in Compromise
File for an Offer in Compromise – A tax lien will be released when your Offer is Accepted. With an Offer in Compromise you can possibly settle your back taxes owed for a fraction of the total taxes owed but your financial situation must be the right fit. The catch with this is that you will have to prove that the amount you offer them is more than or equal to the amount they are likely to collect from you if they enforced collection actions against you or your reasonable collection potential.

Post a Bond
Once you post a bond the lien will be released. This is highly unlikely way to settle though because if you can post a bond, then you can probably pay the back taxes owed and you wouldn’t need a bond.

Appeal the Lien Filed
The IRS has five business days after filing the lien to provide you with written notice. The written notice must include “Notice of right to request a hearing.” That hearing must be within 30 days from the sixth day after the Lien filing. If you win the appeal, the lien will be withdrawn. However, the filing of the lien will still appear on your credit report. This method would not be practical for those out to protect their credit.

Request Partial Discharge

You may own several assets that are encumbered by the tax lien. You can use one of these assets to pay off the IRS. If you want to do this, be sure to ask for a discharge from the tax lien. There is no preprinted form for you to fill out, so you will need to send a detailed letter to the IRS. IRS Publication 784, “Application for Subordination of Federal Tax Lien” lists all the information you will need to include in your letter.

Do Nothing
With this option you can wait until the IRS statute of limitations expires, but that generally does not start ticking until you have filed. The IRS normally has a 10 year period to collect back taxes owed from the date that they were originally assessed. This is normally not a good option because the IRS can then enforce a tax levy on you and forcibly take your assets. Another downside to this is that the tax lien will show on your credit report forever if you never actually paid anything to get the tax lien released or with withdrawn.

Other Tips on Dealing With a Tax Lien Tax Lien Help from a Professional

Tax professionals are a great option for dealing with complicated tax issues like a tax lien especially if you do not have time to resolve the matter. Not only can a tax professional help get a tax lien released, they will completely analyze your financial situation and find the best possible solution for you. Find out more about how our services work and understand why it is important to use a tax professional when dealing with a lien.

Avoid Bankruptcy
Contrary to popular belief, filing Bankruptcy will not wipe out a tax lien. If your tax debts qualify for a discharge under any type of bankruptcy, the lien will remain. If you owned any property going into bankruptcy, the property is still subject to a tax lien. The IRS could seize the property after your bankruptcy is over.

What to Do if the IRS Files a Tax Lien in Error
The IRS occasionally files a tax lien notice when you don’t owe anything. Perhaps you paid your bill late, and the IRS neglected to update your account. If this happens, under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights you are entitled to a “Certificate of Release.” The “Certificate of Release” will state that the lien was filed in error. It will then be your job to mail or deliver photocopies of the release to the three credit bureaus- Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax. This will minimize the damage to your credit rating caused by the IRS error.

When the Lien is Released or Withdrawn Once the tax amount is paid or settled in any of the above ways, the IRS will issue the Certificate of Release (Form 668Z) within 30 days. You will have to record this certificate which means you will have to pay the recording fee in the county where the lien was filed. It is also important to send to the credit bureaus so it makes it into your credit file. This will not remove the lien from your credit report. Your credit report will show the existence of the lien, but once the certificate of release is received, it will show the release of the lien as well. This will stay on your credit report for up to 10 years after the release.

Update February 2011 – The IRS announced that it would begin making it easier in most cases for the existence of a tax lien to be withdrawn from a taxpayer’s credit (instead of being shown as released or paid) if he or she resolves their taxes by paying in full or by setting up and providing some payment history with a direct debit installment agreement (DDIA).

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