CISPA: Liberty Win? Or Tyranny Delay?

April 30, 2013 By: Kelly Diamond, Editor The fact that CISPA was tabled in the Senate, doesn’t mean it’s dead on arrival.  Chances are, it’s just dormant, much like the last time we thought it was “shot down”. Regardless of whether CISPA passes, unfortunately, the government agencies who want to pry deeper into private affairs […]

Online Retailers & Consumers Hit with a Fairness Tax

April 23, 2013 By: Kelly Diamond, Editor Online retailers are the latest target for tax revenues because up to now, people were engaging in duty-free e-commerce! While the larger online retailers like Amazon welcome the cost prohibitive nature of enforcing state and local taxes, it only demonstrates the UNfairness of legislation like the “Marketplace Fairness […]

SEC’s Revolving Door: Who Will Regulate the Regulators?

April 22, 2013 By: Kelly Diamond, Editor Before we cry for more government oversight in the financial industry, we should be asking: “Who will regulate the regulators over at the SEC?” And before we look to more money, or more staff, or more rules, we should be asking: “Would any of those things address the […]

CISPA: Government & Corporate Information is More Important Than Yours

April 19, 2013 By: Kelly Diamond, Editor While proponents go so far as to argue that CISPA is a constitutional duty reflective of their oath of office, upon further examination, our right to privacy plays fifth fiddle to legislators’ desire to protect corporate and government information over that of private citizens. CISPA is an example […]

FBI & IRS Rifling Through Your Virtual Communications?

April 12, 2013 By: Kelly Diamond, Editor What is “reasonable” for government agents, usually is quite UNreasonable to the private citizen, especially when it comes to privacy of our virtual communications! I keep hearing the word “reasonable” from government agencies!  In the words of the great Inigo Montoya (h/t “The Princess Bride”), “You keep saying […]

Bank & Government Betray Trust, Begets Disincentive to Save

April 10, 2013 By: Kelly Diamond, Editor Private account holders should seek safe havens that will actually keep their information and assets PRIVATE and SAFE! Members of the EU are discussing information disclosures, Israel recently betrayed the trust of its offshore American account holders and Obama is looking to cap what individuals can save. Off-shore […]

DHS Goes for Your Safe Deposit Box?

April 8, 2013 By: Kelly Diamond, Editor The Cypriot Deal turned a lot of heads and woke quite a few folks up to governments’ propensity to just TAKE private assets under some alarmist guise, and hopefully now, Americans will take more seriously the intentions of our own DHS and their moves toward confiscating our assets. […]

Cyprus is the Template for How to Fail

April 5, 2013 By: Kelly Diamond, Editor In the wake of the Cypriot Bank “bail-in”, Troika officials allude to the fact that Cyprus is a template or model for future Eurozone countries. Despite the hasty assurances from politicians, not only is Cyprus more exemplary than exceptional, plenty of other western countries already have similar directives […]

Is Obama the Next Shoe to Drop on the EU?

April 3, 2013 By: Kelly Diamond, Editor While the EU struggles to manage the crumbling economies within its union, some clamor for an Obama intervention as their only hope for recovery and peace. With even a fleeting glance at Obama’s fiscal, regulatory and foreign policies, his name should not pop up in the top thousand […]

Casualties of Plunder: Condemning an Ethic into Exile

April 1, 2013 By: Bobby Casey The deal struck for Cypriot Banks targeted “evil money launderers and tax evaders” as well as wealthy oligarchs, but really plunders the hardworking saver and entrepreneurs. While emotions run high, and the victims of this absurd plunder are myriad, there is a culpable group responsible for this mess, and […]