Friday, 5 July 2013

Re: Who Were the Patriots and Traitors on the Fourth of July, 1776?

mj this is not a good article. for the most part any one who made it to the American colonies would never return to England. and after what 200 years? they were overwhelmingly Americanized and much removed from the culture of England. in this age you're talking more along the lines of a civil war where your antagonist could very well be neighbors or family members not soldiers sent from for all intents and purposes a foreign nation.


On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 7:20 AM, MJ <michaelj@america.net> wrote:

Who Were the Patriots and Traitors on the Fourth of July, 1776?
by Jacob G. Hornberger
July 4, 2013

Contrary to popular belief, the men who signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, were not great Americans. They were instead great Englishmen. They were as much English citizens as you and I are American citizens. They were English citizens living abroad in lands under British jurisdiction, much like American citizens living in Puerto Rico.

Why is that important?

It is easy for a modern-day American to convince himself that those men in 1776 were taking a stand against the wrongful acts of some foreign regime. Not so. These were men who were taking a firm stand against the wrongdoing of their own government. That was a dangerous thing to do because their government -- the British government -- considered them to be terrorists and traitors. That's the way most governments view citizens who take a stand against the wrongdoing of their own government.

I, on the other hand, consider those men to have been patriots, precisely because they had the courage to take a stand against their own government's wrongdoing and especially since they knew that taking such a stand could lead to such punishments as torture, incarceration, or death at the hands of their own government.

Have you ever wondered on which side modern-day Americans would fall if they were somehow transported as British citizens back to the British colonies on July 4, 1776?

Would they side with those who standing with their own government, notwithstanding its wrongdoing?

Or would they side with the revolutionaries who were standing against the wrongdoing of their own government?

http://fff.org/2013/07/04/who-were-the-patriots-and-traitors-on-the-fourth-of-july-1776/

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Fwd: Politics: I.R.S. Scrutiny Went Beyond the Political

amazingly Pravdaish dumb article

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Fwd: Toronto Reviews Bid To Become Yuan Currency Trading Hub

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    Toronto reviews bid to become

      Yuan currency trading hub

Submitted by cpowell on 09:00AM ET Friday, July 5, 2013. Section: Daily Dispatches

By Ari Altstedter
Bloomberg News
Friday, July 5, 2013

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-04/toronto-reviews-bid-to-become-y...

TORONTO -- Canada's banks are considering a plan to make Toronto the first North American trading hub for China's yuan, joining a global race for a share of trading in the currency of the world's second-largest economy.

Some of Canada's largest banks, insurance companies, and pension funds met with government representatives and the Bank of Canada in Toronto on June 21 to discuss establishing a yuan trading hub, according to the Toronto Financial Services Alliance, an industry group that set up the meeting. Representatives of Chinese banks also attended the meeting, the group said, declining to name them.

"There have been expressions of interest from some companies," said Janet Ecker, president of the finance group, who attended the meeting. "We've seen what's happened in London and Singapore and Hong Kong."

The moves to set up a trading hub in Canada come as an organization representing Frankfurt's financial industry predicts the European Central Bank is nearing a deal with China that will help the German financial center become a European yuan trading hub.

The Bank of England signed a similar but smaller agreement last month, joining other recent additions like Australia, Turkey, Brazil, and South Korea as China pushes for greater use of its currency outside the mainland. To have a trading hub, a country's central bank must have an agreement with China's central bank to swap its currency for yuan.

"By moving early, if in fact it happens, the Canadian financial sector has an opportunity to punch above its weight in currency trading," said Finn Poschmann, an economist at the C.D. Howe Institute, a Toronto-based think-tank. "It's a terrific opportunity for that reason, given the scale of trade between North America and China, and the financial flows that necessarily follow."

The ECB may obtain an agreement with the People's Bank of China that would allow it to exchange euros for up to 800 billion yuan ($130 billion) which it could then lend to companies, according to Frankfurt Main Finance, a lobby group. Former Bank of England Governor Mervyn King signed a three-year swap agreement with his Chinese counterpart Zhou Xiaochuan last month that will make 200 billion yuan available.

The agreements provide companies with a safety net that aims to give them more confidence in doing business with their Chinese partners.

"The U.S. has a far more complicated relationship with China," said Adrian Miller, the head of fixed-income strategy at GMP Securities LLC, by phone from New York. "Canada has a natural resource bias, which plays into Canada's game plan as well. So it's an easier sell to go forward with that. That's why I think you're seeing it go there first instead of the U.S."

A representative of Ontario's Minister of Finance attended the meeting as an observer, Scott Blodgett, a spokesman, said in an e-mail. Canada's federal finance department does not comment on individual meetings, spokeswoman Stephanie Rubec said in an e-mail.

"At this point, our members are assessing the proposition, but we have no other information," said Maura Drew-Lytle, spokeswoman for the Canadian Bankers Association, which represents the country's banking industry.

The Bank of Canada doesn't comment on private meetings, Alexandre Deslongchamps, a spokesman, said in an e-mail.

Spokesmen for Canada's five-biggest banks, Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal, and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, declined to comment.

Fabrice de Dongo, a spokesman HSBC Holding Plc.'s Canadian unit, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Canada's five largest banks, HSBC, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, and the Bank of China attended the meeting, the Shanghai Daily reported June 27, citing an unidentified banking industry person aware of the matter.

Canada's trade deficit with China reached C$31.4 billion ($30 billion) in 2012, according to Statistics Canada. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has declared it a national priority to expand energy exports to Asia as it tries to reduce its alliance on U.S. markets.

Harper's government last year approved Cnooc Ltd.'s $15.1 billion takeover of Calgary-based energy producer Nexen Inc. At the same time, the government said it would approve further acquisitions of businesses in Canada's oil sands by government-backed companies only under "exceptional circumstances."

The TFSA's Ecker cites growing trade with China as one reason Toronto, and Canada, would make a good yuan hub, along with the country's large Chinese population.

There were 1.5 million people of Chinese ancestry in Canada as of 2011, or 4 percent of the population, according to Statistics Canada. Toronto is home to 40 percent of the country's Chinese population. By 2031 there will be 2.7 million people of Chinese origin in Canada, or 6.4 percent of the population, according to Statistics Canada projections from 2006.

"Interest has been expressed by people within the industry and we've seen other centers move into this space quite assertively," Ecker said in an interview. "We've certainly been told that some companies are saying, 'Oh, let's take a look.'"

China's Zhou pledged on June 28 to expand cross-border use of the yuan and encourage multinational companies to include the currency in their asset portfolios. China will allow direct trading between the yuan and foreign currencies and push forward on convertibility without giving up control of capital flows, Zhou said.

Switzerland is also seeking to be an offshore yuan-trading center, according to the Swiss Bankers Association, while Banque de France Governor Christian Noyer said in October that Paris has "all the conditions to become the renminbi offshore center of the euro zone." He was referring to another term for the Chinese currency.

"If you think China is going to be a dominant economy and there are going to be a lot of financial transactions in (yuan) you want the ability to trade it," said Nicholas Lardy, an expert on the Chinese economy at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, by phone from Washington. "Everyone's thinking, the train's leaving the station, I better get on it. Even if it's not big right away, everyone thinks there's a first-mover advantage.

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White House Memo Shows Obama Administration's Painful Efforts To Defend Valerie Jarrett








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9 Fictional Characters We'd Like To See Make Up The Supreme Court








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These will make you laugh!


 

 

 

 

The Jewish ELBOW


A Jewish grandmother is giving directions to her grown grandson who
is coming to visit with his wife.

"You come to the front door of the apartment. I am in apartment 301 .
There is a big panel at the front door. With your elbow, push button
301. I will buzz you in. Come inside, the elevator is on the right.
Get in, and with your elbow, push 3. When you get out, I'm on the
left. With your elbow, hit my doorbell."

"Grandma, that sounds easy, but, why am I hitting all these buttons
with my elbow?.........

"What........You coming empty handed?"

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Wise Italian Grandfather

Why Italian fathers and grandfathers pass their hand guns down
through the family.

An old Italian man is dying. He calls his grandson to his bedside,
Guido,I wan' you lissin ame. I wan' you to take-a my chrome
plated..38 revolver so you will always remember me."

"But grandpa,I really don't like guns..How about you leave me your
Rolex watch instead?"

"You lissin ame, boy. Somma day you gonna be runna da business, you
gonna have a beautiful wife, lots a money, a big-a home and maybe a
couple of bambinos."

"Somma day you gonna come-a home and maybe finda you wife inna bed
with anotherr man.
"Whatta you gonna do then? Point at you watch and say ,'times up'"?


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Irish blonde...

An attractive blonde from Cork , Ireland , arrived
at the casino. She seemed a little intoxicated and bet twenty
thousand dollars in a single roll of the dice.

She said,"I hope you don't mind, but I feel much
luckier when I'm completely nude." With that, she stripped from the
neck down, rolled the dice and with an Irish brogue yelled, "Come
on, baby, Mama needs new clothes!"

As the dice came to a stop, she jumped up and down
and squealed."Yes!Yes!I won,I won!" She hugged each of the dealers,
picked up her winnings and her clothes and quickly departed.

The dealers stared at each other dumbfounded.
Finally,one of them asked,"What did she roll?"

The other answered,"I don't know-I thought you were watching."

MORAL OF THE STORY

Not all Irish are drunks,not all blondes are dumb,
.....but all men....are men!


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Global Facts About Sex

At any given moment:

FACT: 79,000,000 people are having sex-right now.
FACT: 58,000,000 are kissing.
FACT: 37,000,000 are relaxing after having sex.
FACT: 1 old person is reading emails.

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Re: Schumer: Illegal Immigration is a ‘Civil Right’


On Wednesday, July 3, 2013 9:28:43 AM UTC-4, Travis wrote:



Is Schumer's first name "Retard"?
Harold posted: "Joel B. Pollak7/1/2013Source ..... On Sunday, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), one of the key leaders behind the "Gang of Eight" immigration bill that passed the Senate last week, declared that the push to pass comprehensive immigration reform would be "one o"
A 'natural right' might be to allow the strong to dominate the weak.  To escape from THAT was the very reason many early Americans moved here.  The word 'civil' mainly means in a societal context that is apart from government.  Recently, many say that 'rights' come from God.  Actually, it isn't the word "civil" that matters much—as in the "Pledge" of my "NC".  What matters is the modifier "... maximum" civil liberties.  Over decades, government(s) have placed more and more restrictions on what the citizens are allowed to do—minimizing civil liberties more and more.  A measure of one's potential happiness is the ability to think and do as one chooses IN THEIR OWN SPHERE, so long as those outside of that sphere aren't adversely affected.  In short: Respect the civil rights of others and they will (or should) respect your civil liberties.  There is nothing FAIR nor IDEAL about allowing government(s) to have any sway over what constitutes civil rights, so any such actions are UNCONSTITUTIONAL.  — J. A. A. —
 
 
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Joel B. Pollak 7/1/2013 Source ..... On Sunday, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), one of the key leaders behind the "Gang of Eight" immigration bill that passed the Senate last week, declared that the push to pass comprehensive immigration reform would be "one of the greatest civil rights movements we've ever seen." It was only the latest attempt […]

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