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Jim Jatras is a former U.S. diplomat and foreign policy adviser to the U.S. Senate GOP leadership. He is pro-life, pro-gun, pro-traditional marriage, pro-immigration control, anti-war, pro-privacy, pro-tax reform, anti-phony 'free trade' deals. "We need to feel like Americans again!" He also edits www.repealfatca.com and is Managing Director, Global Strategic Communications Group; government and media relations specialist. JD Georgetown 1978, BA Penn State 1974.
(23 comments) SHARE Friday, September 23, 2016 The Deep State May Be Weakening, but Its Death Agony Could Be Terminal -- for Everybody
A new study "How American Media Serves as a Transmission Belt for Wars of Choice" shows how corporate-owned mainstream media (MSM)dutifully serve up war propaganda as an integral part of the Deep State. The good news: the Deep State and its media component show signs of weakening, in part because of challenge by "alternative" independent media like OpEdNews. The bad news: the establishment may risk war in a bid to save itself.
(10 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 21, 2016 "Hello, Lenin!" Three Components of America's Misguided Foreign Policy
The Bolsheviks sacrificed Russia's interests in pursuit of their internationalist ideology based on three components described by Lenin. Eerily, America's misguided globalist policy contrary to working Americans' interests also rests on three components: 1. Money for the Deep State (military-industrial complex on steroids); 2. Neocon/liberventionist ideology; and 3. Foreign influence.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, October 21, 2013 News from Switzerland: A Referendum To Overturn FATCA Breaks through Fears of U.S. Retaliation
Citizens' groups in Switzerland are rising up against an attack on their country's sovereignty under the U.S. FATCA law (the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act that requires Swiss banks to transmit the financial data of U.S. expatriates, as well as many Swiss citizens, to the IRS. A "direct democracy" referendum drive is underway to reject an agreement to impose FATCA in Switzerland.
(5 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 5, 2013 Canada's Shadow Revenue Minister Warns Government against Sellout on FATCA!
The New Democrats, Canada's progressive opposition party, has warned the Conservative government not to sell out Canadians' privacy rights to the United States. FATCA information demanded by the IRS on some 1 million Canadians would be passed on to spy agencies like the NSA. Will progressives really fight to uphold the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms?
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 28, 2013 FATCA: a Tool of the Electronic Surveillance State
The "Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act" (FATCA) is touted as a tax enforcement tool. In fact, FATCA would require indiscriminate gathering of information from innocent people worldwide, which then would be turned over to NSA and other U.S. intellige