Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Clinton... Key birds of a feather stick together

 In so many respects Hillary Clinton and John Key are one the same…
  1. Both fought to have the Glass-Steagall revoked so those they worked for could rip-off the banking system.
  2. Both made their fortunes by amassing huge bonus payments for Ponzi styled schemes.
  3. Key supports the illegal undeclared war in Iraq as does Clinton. 
  4. Key doesn’t give a hoot about the social welfare system hence its decline since 2009
  5. Keys election campaigns have been run by a black ops experts out of Australia and NZ and nutcase bloggers here in NZ. 
  6. Clinton's campaign is run by black Ops experts and Wall Street crooks.
  7. Key lies daily, forgets past promises, events.
  8. Clinton does the same as witnessed each night on TV.
  9. And Key even pulls the hair of workers for fun! I doubt if Hillary does so but we do know that her adoring and doting partner / husband has a liking for long hair etc.

I have no idea if Key acts like a budding Bill Clinton with his staff... as did wee Bill C with Monica Lewinsky...but I hope not.  

Did Monica Lewinsky ever have a pony tail? The picture shows clearly that she had lots of hair so she could well have been at risk should she have been connected to our esteemed leader via a coffee bar here in Auckland.

Now some body in the US sent this on line using Facebook #earnmyvote I was so impressed by it that I thought I might share it with you so you could share it with your friends. Many people are now using the hashtag #earnmyvote [on twitter or Facebook] to express their views on the bunch of politicians here in NZ who are supporting the TPPA against the wishes of well over 50 to 60% of the population...


Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Hillary Clinton a stranger to the truth.

After reading and listening and watching various programmes on the Democratic presidential primary debates between Clinton and Sanders I was startled by the absolute false hoods stated by Hillary Clinton...I decided to look a little closer at the subject.
I came across a brilliant combination of my thoughts put forward by Paul Buchheit for buzzflash at Truthout in the US... I've pasted the item here simply to save you having to do so: After reading this item you may, like me, be convinced that there is little difference between Clinton and the Republican front runner multi billionaire Donald Trump...Bernie Sanders has more honesty in his little finger than Hillary Clinton has in her whole body...history proves this and decide for yourself...    

Hillary's Dance: The Two-Faced Hypocritical 12-Step

Hillary 0418wrp opt(Photo: C-SPAN)If, sad to ponder, the presidential election comes down to Hillary Clinton vs. a Republican, we'll be left either way with a business-friendly neocon White House. Given Hillary's past deceits and reversals, it's easy to see why she doesn't inspire trust among the American people.

1. Environment

"I won’t let anyone take us backward, deny our economy the benefits of harnessing a clean energy future, or force our children to endure the catastrophe that would result from unchecked climate change." --Hillary Clinton, 11/29/15

Greenpeace estimates that the Clinton campaign has taken $4.5 million from fossil fuel lobbyists and donors, and Naomi Klein and Grist have reported on all the money received from ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips and other oil sources. In response, Hillary explained, rather incoherently, "I have money from people who work for fossil fuel companies. I am so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me."

2. War

"Is there really any argument that America must remain a preeminent leader for peace and freedom..?" --Hillary Clinton, 10/31/06

Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, an advisor to the United Nations, called Hillary "the candidate of the War Machine." In her book, "Hillary's Choice," author Gail Sheehy claimed it was Hillary who encouraged the president to bomb Kosovo. Then, as Secretary of State in 2011, she strongly supported war in Libya, a country which today is overwhelmed with crime and joblessness and a lack of basic necessities. She backed the escalation of the Afghanistan war, and in 2012, according to Sachs, she was largely responsible for the obstruction of peace efforts in Syria.
3. Banks

"I'm going to go after big banks that pose a systemic risk." --Hillary Clinton, 02/26/16

Go after their money, that is. In the two years before starting her presidential campaign, Hillary was paid over $4 million in speaking fees from the big financial institutions. As summarized by Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, "Her closeness with big banks on Wall Street is sincere, it's heart-felt, long-established and well known."

Attendees at Hillary's Wall St. speeches referred to her as warm and "gushy" toward her audience, sounding "like a Goldman Sachs managing director," effectively telling them "We’re all in this together." She refuses to release the transcripts of her speeches to the big banks, saying, in a pout, she'll do it "when everyone else does."

4. Campaign Money

"We have to end the flood of secret, unaccountable money that is distorting our elections....You’re not going to find anybody more committed to aggressive campaign finance reform than me." --Hillary Clinton, 09/08/15 and 02/09/16

But the Center for Public Integrity and the Political Insider both describe a Clinton campaign and foundation that are accumulating cash from Super PACs, foreign governments, and lobbyists.

5. Free Trade

"This TPP sets the gold standard in trade agreements." --Hillary Clinton, 11/15/12
"Based on what I know so far, I can’t support this agreement." --Hillary Clinton, 10/08/15
"I did say, when I was secretary of state, three years ago, that I hoped it would be the gold standard." --Hillary Clinton, 10/13/15

Hillary was FOR, then AGAINST, and then either FOR OR AGAINST the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). According to one account, she has "a long record of verbally criticizing free-trade agreements, but then supporting them when in office."

6. Workers

"If you invest in your workers and in America's future, then we'll stand with you." --Hillary Clinton, 03/01/16

Campaign finance records show that a member of the Walton family donated over $350,000 to the Clinton "Victory Fund." Hillary, a former member of the Walmart Board of Directors, has refused to publicly criticize the company, which pays its workers so little that U.S. taxpayers have to subsidize them with over $6 billion in food stamps and other safety net funding.

7. Prison

"Black lives matter. Everyone in this country should stand firmly behind that." --Hillary Clinton, 07/20/15

Michelle Alexander notes that Hillary called black kids "super-predators" who needed to be brought "to heel," like dogs. To do this, she supported her husband's 1994 crime bill, which was so severe that food stamps were denied to anyone convicted of a felony drug offense, and public housing was disallowed -- at the risk of eviction for entire families -- for anyone with even an arrest.

8. Welfare Reform

"I have spent a very long time, my entire adult life, looking for ways to even the odds, to help people have a chance to get ahead." --Hillary Clinton, 10/13/15

Hillary actively advocated for her husband's 1996 "welfare reform" legislation, calling the recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) "deadbeats," and despite a doubling of extreme poverty calling the program a success as recently as 2008.


"We should ban discrimination against LGBT Americans and their families so they can live, learn, marry, and work just like everybody else." --Hillary Clinton, 06/13/15

According to The Atlantic, before 2013, "she earnestly believed that marriage equality should be denied to gays and lesbians. In 2004 she said, "I believe marriage is not just a bond but a sacred bond between a man and a woman."

10. Tax Avoidance

"We can go after some of these schemes ... misclassifying of income...routing income through the Bahamas or the Cayman Islands or wherever." --Hillary Clinton, January, 2016

The New York Post reports that "the Clintons’ family wealth has grown big-time thanks to firms with significant holdings in places like the Caymans." Husband Bill has made millions from his partnership with a fund registered in the Cayman Islands. The Clintons also dodged estate taxes (which they support for other wealthy people) by putting their New York home in a residence trust.

11. Tuition

"We need to make a quality education affordable and available to everyone willing to work for it, without saddling them with decades of debt." --Hillary Clinton, 08/10/15

The National Review points out that Clinton has routinely charged universities $200,000 -- annual tuition for 8 students -- for 30-minute appearances.

12. Emails

"I am all about new beginnings ... So here goes, no more secrecy, no more zone of privacy." --Hillary Clinton, 03/23/15

This was in response to her email controversy, using a private server to conduct official business. Just four days later, her attorney announced that she had deleted all the emails on that server.

One More Misstep

"I know how to get things done." --Hillary Clinton, 02/08/16

As noted by John Atcheson, "She only sponsored 3 Bills that became law during her 8 year tenure. One established an historic site in New York, another renamed a Post Office, and the third named a portion of a highway in New York after Timothy J. Russert."

Hillary keeps dancing around reality.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Question Time 12 / 13 April 2016

Since the PM only appears in the house on two days of the working week [Tuesday and Wednesday] I have produced below the questions relating to the subject of NZ’s role as a country that acts as a Tax Haven while in complete denial of that being the case.
Watch and listen to the questions and answers and decide for your self who is or is not telling the truth.   [12th April 2016]
13th April 2016

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Tax Havens are a big deal in NZ

Keys personal SIS man / agent / monkey caught photographing an off-shore trustee handing over millions to a Secret trust fund set up here in New Zealand by a covert wing of the [unnamed] blind trust account number two, titled ‘JKPM’

This [mythical?] behaviour is happening on a daily basis according to some overseas sources…
It would appear that Tax Havens are amongst the biggest investors in overseas companies that invest in New Zealand…Key naturally denies that we are a Tax haven…but Gerard Ryle put paid to Key’s stupid pleas of innocence and ignorance.

ICIJ director Gerard Ryle told Morning Report that New Zealand was a tax haven and a front for people who wanted to hide their money.
"We've been looking at this whole issue of tax havens for a number of years, and it's well known among people who know these things that New Zealand is a really soft touch. it's very easy to set up companies, it's a first world country, so people don't think of bad things happening in New Zealand, so it's a very nice front for criminals."

He said Mossack Fonseca was active in this country, and that claims from government ministers that New Zealand was not a tax haven were "rubbish".

"The bottom line is, it's a very easy jurisdiction to operate in, and it's very secretive. I think the only good thing about the companies register there is that it's free to search, so as a journalist you can go in and search for free, unlike Australia, for instance, where you've got to pay a lot of money to follow the trail." Listen to the interview with Gerard Ryle at: 

Why would these companies invest in NZ unless it was to make use of our lax laws regarding taxation?  Well CAFCA, the ‘Campaign against Foreign Control of Aotearoa’ has been looking at the role that tax havens are playing in the takeover of NZ companies. Their findings will shock and amaze most honest and tax-paying New Zealand citizens who believe in honesty and fair play in the market place. Why would Tax Havens invest in New Zealand if it wasn’t to protect their customers from taxation etc?

Key knows these tax haven operators after all he was once a key player in the financial market place manipulation industry, it’s how he made his millions and secretly he is proud of his manipulative role in that murky shady neoliberal takeover that is now collapsing all around the globe.

You may have noticed that Key seems to have disappeared from the earth once the Panama papers made the headlines…I suppose it was just an accident that the changes to the Child Youth and Family operation appeared in an attempt to transfer the public's thoughts from crooked money men to badly treated children…  

Chief Reporter
The Panama Papers have shone a most welcome (and long overdue) light into the murky world of tax havens, offshore trusts and shell companies. It is worth noting that two notorious tax havens – the British Virgin Island and the Cayman Islands – are among the top foreign owners of New Zealand companies. In both cases, they rank ahead of China, just to put it into perspective.
So who are the actual owners? They, of course, remain hidden or even “confidential”, because that is the purpose of tax havens. Who knows what dirty money and ill-gotten gains, and from whom and from where, might be coming into New Zealand via these tax havens. But does the Government care? Of course not, because it is “foreign investment”, which must, by definition, be a good thing.
Don’t ask, don’t tell.  

Here is the relevant extract from CAFCA’s newly updated Key Facts. Statistics NZ figures, as of March 2015, list the biggest foreign owners of New Zealand companies as being from, in decreasing order: Australia, US, Hong Kong, UK, Singapore, Japan, Canada, Netherlands, British Virgin Islands, Ireland, Cayman Islands, China, Switzerland, Norway and France.

All had over $160m in foreign direct investment in New Zealand. These accounted for 96% of foreign direct investment in New Zealand and Australia alone accounts for 52%. British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands are tax havens, and a Statistics New Zealand study showed that in 2010, large proportions of the foreign direct investment from the Netherlands, Singapore, Hong Kong and tax havens was in fact from other countries, led by the UK, US, Germany and Canada.

In 2015, Other tax havens with investments in New Zealand companies include Vanuatu, Channel Islands, Liechtenstein, Bermuda and the Bahamas, but for all except Bermuda, the value of their holdings has been suppressed as “confidential”. [Bermuda has shown a negative investment in New Zealand companies since 2009 (negative $1.8 billion in 2015). So has Germany since 2013. Negative investment suggests that the companies may have been loaded with debt to their parents or are technically insolvent].

The full Key Facts complete with sources (meticulously researched and compiled by CAFCA’s Bill Rosenberg), can be read at
They can also be viewed there as a striking set of graphs, as both a PDF and Powerpoint.
Murray Horton Secretary/Organiser CAFCA

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

What the hell is happening to us...


That brilliant blogger No Right Turn penned the words below [in italics]  they prove just how far society has shifted from the concept of need and into the sphere of greed under successive right-wing governments over the past twenty years. It seems that we have lost our sense of honour to both our own citizens and even the worldwide community. For it would seem at least to me that success is now measured by the amount of cash you can rip off others by fair or foul means.  

This from No Right Turn:
There's an obvious question which arises from the recent money laundering exposes and the repeated revelation that New Zealand companies and foreign trusts are being used by powerful offshore networks for tax cheating, corruption and money laundering: why isn't the government seizing those companies and trusts and their assets?

Seriously The Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act allows property to be
restrained if there are reasonable grounds to believe that it is wholly or in part derived from "significant criminal activity" (which means "any crime which makes you more than NZ$30,000"), and forfeited on the balance of probabilities of same. Corruption, money laundering, and tax evasion are all crimes, and given that there's no real legitimate use for offshore banking arrangements other than these criminal enterprises, such reasonable grounds exist for every NZ-domicilsed offshore arrangement for which there is not an obvious, legal purpose. So why not seize them?

Or, to give a specific example:
Unaoil exists to channel bribes in the international oil industry. Taking a cut of those bribes is how they make their profits. And they've made a damn sight more than $30,000 from it. That media report alone constitutes reasonable grounds to believe that the company itself is tainted property, derived wholly or in part from significant criminal activity. Better: Unaoil is owned by a shell company in New Zealand. So why don't we restrain that shell company, and put the entire criminal network out of business?

I think the government owes us an answer on this.

I don't like asset forfeiture laws. But the government does. So why do they only use them against the little guy rather than the 1%? Why do they punish only minor league criminals, while letting the real criminals, the international super-wealthy, walk free?
Posted by Idiot/Savant at 4/04/2016 12:37:00 PM

Just imagine if all tax payers could rip-off the system as these bandits do…it’s no wonder why such scum just love wheeling and dealing in New Zealand…with a Prime Minister who is well versed in the manipulation of money transfers, and bonus taking for buying and sell ing derivative style raffle tickets…these criminals feel they have a companion brother who will allow their illegal behaviour to continue. And it would appear that they are correct because Key has more than once suggested that New Zealand school should become the largest tax-haven in the Pacific… 

The question is ‘how low can we go’ and how can we even futher spoil our so-called reputation for honesty in business…allowing this world-wide criminal behaviour here in New Zealand is both shameful and disgusting no matter how you look at it. 

It also shows just how gutless our PM is… where are his so-called principles, his honesty, and his trustworthiness? Does he actually have any of those normal human qualities? I think not. Is he more in the Donald Trump mold…you know where bullshit and jelly bean style intelligence indicators are the norm.

New Zealand is becoming famous for ripping off people by using weak kneed loop holes to allow people to do the strangest things, ex-PM Jenny Shipley combined with once Justice Minister and now Corrections Minister Judith Collins and a half dozen other weirdo’s have designed a deal to give Judith Collins fan club 'Oravida'
the rights to ship billions of gallons of New Zealand water to China…FOR FREE… check out this short video,
This yet another example of how Key helps his mates make a fortune out of stealing our natural resources…and his mates in this case is a Chinese Company with really close ties to the National Party and its hanger-on’s
A massive leak of confidential documents yesterday revealed how hundreds of the world's wealthy and political elite used Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca to set up tax havens, some of them in New Zealand.
Opposition MPs and tax experts have criticised the fact New Zealand was being used as a tax haven, compromising its international reputation.
But Mr Woodhouse said that was wrong.
"Well, there are two features of a tax haven as far as I'm aware.
"One is a very low, or no, tax base and the other is secrecy. We have neither of those things, we have a requirement for all people who earn income in New Zealand to pay tax and we share with other jurisdictions."
Mr Woodhouse said as these were overseas trusts, they had overseas settlors, assets and income and the New Zealand Inland Revenue (IRD) had no interest in their obligations to pay tax overseas.
The fact that these trusts could be used by other countries to conceal, launder or hide money was a matter for those countries as was any tax owed in those countries, he said.
Mr Woodhouse said he did not have information about what activities were being carried out by these trusts.
"I really don't have the insight into what's going on at this stage. I'm aware of the existence of a number of foreign trusts, I'm satisfied that tax obligations here in New Zealand are being met and that IRD is contributing to an information-sharing arrangement to the degree that they can."
The IRD was living up to its legal obligations and was satisfied agreements and treaties New Zealand had with other countries were being upheld.
The minister said there were a very large number of countries implicated in the release of documents about Mossack Fonseca's clients.
"And to the degree that we are concerned that everybody pays the right amount of tax, this is a global issue.
"I think the best way to deal with those information-sharing requirements is through the OECD."
Mr Woodhouse rejected suggestions it was disingenuous to talk about New Zealanders' tax obligations when the revelations from Panama related to the role of overseas trusts.
"Well, no, it's not, but what you're asking is should the IRD be more proactive in sharing information - what I'm saying is they are doing that when they're asked for it," he said.
Some references on the subject:
  1. Mossack Fonseca tax haven claims - why NZ and why now?,, Monday Apr 4, 2016
  2. Panama papers: NZ trusts at the centre of Malta money scandal, Mossack Fonseca papers show,,, Monday Apr 4, 2016
  3. Calls mount for tighter rules on foreign trusts as Key denies NZ a 'tax haven',,, Tuesday Apr 5, 2016
  4. Panama Papers: New Zealand is 'complicit' in tax avoidance schemes - expert, NZ Herald, Monday Apr 4, 2016
  5. Tax policy report: Taxation of multinationals, Inland Revenue, 15 August 2013
  6. Calls mount for tighter rules on foreign trusts as Key denies NZ a 'tax haven',
  7., April 4 2016