Posts Tagged ‘protest’

My finding of this statute allowing for recovery of the payment of property taxes in Washington State under protest of duress is in response to a commenter laughably claiming that purported anarchist, Lew Rockwell, seeking a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status for the Mises Institute wasn’t a voluntary agreement.

Here’s what a real anarchist would do if he/she chooses to pay taxes, and that’s pay under protest of duress, as I suggested in my response to his comment.

From the Washington State Department of Revenue’s document, Paying your Property Taxes Under Protest:

To preserve your right to seek a court ordered refund, you must submit a separate written statement to the county treasurer at the time you pay the tax stating (1) you are paying the tax or a portion of the tax under protest and (2) all of the reasons why you believe the tax paid is unlawful or excessive.

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An old microphone

On the July 29, 2012 episode of Exposing Faux Capitalism with Jason Erb, I covered the following articles:

1) Exposing Faux Capitalism with Jason Erb: Episode 5: Interview with Anthony Migchels of realcurrencies.wordpress.com.

2) The missing piece in the Colorado movie theatre shooting: private property rights

3) Alex Thomas avoids Lee Rogers’ Live Free or Die Radio out of fear for Alex Jones’ blacklist

4) Live Free or Die Radio with Lee Rogers is the most dangerous talk show in the alternative media

5) The mass media’s cynical portrayal of an organized political protest

6) Fact check: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim that America has no better friend than Israel.

7) Iceland’s President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson an antidote to anti-government pessimism porn peddlers

8) Google’s Web search double standard

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English: Canadian parliament from the Musée ca...

Political action can and does make a difference. AIPAC, for instance, knows this, as revealed so strikingly by this Israeli blogger:

I’ll never forget when I was involved in Israeli advocacy in college and being at one of the many AIPAC conventions. A man literally stood in front of us and told us that their whole goal was to only work with top-50 school graduate students because they would eventually be the people making changes in the government.

This June 13, 2012 Waterloo Region Record article is an example of a successful organized protest which they — being a mass media entity — portrayed cynically, and I’d say deliberately.

Peter Braid wasn’t there. His office wasn’t even open.

But to the group of 65 people gathered outside the Kitchener-Waterloo MP’s constituency office on Wednesday evening, that didn’t really matter.

What mattered to them was that they were there, to voice their opposition to the Conservative budget bill.

Certainly, it would’ve been better if he had been there, but it’s a numbers game, and if there are enough people there, Members of Parliament take notice, regardless.

More political representation is one of the factors that I think makes Canada more free than the United States. I wrote about this in my article, Two major factors that keep Canada’s federal government on a tighter leash than that of the United States.

My July 15, 2012 interview with Dennis Marker, author of Fifteen Steps to Corporate Feudalism, underscored how the mass media has been used by the Corporate Feudalists to make citizens distrust and even hate their government, and to become so disaffected as to not be involved in any way, and I was reminded of how this article was an example of the Corporate Feudalist plan at work.

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