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January 4th, 2013:

Isn’t this just bullying?

You live and work in a country that is independent.  Fine.  You have no branches in a third party country, fine.  So said third party country thinks that because you did not obey its laws you have to pay a fine.

What?

Does any non-American have any idea what US laws are?  Outside of the high-profile nonsense of having your kids molested by goons at airports I hardly know one.  Yet it seems that the justice department (an Orwellian name if ever there was one) thinks otherwise.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20907359

If this principle of what we might call trans-national extra-mural law enforcement applies, where the hell does it end and how could anyone possibly follow laws of a country in which they do not reside?  Shall we deport Chinese who condemn their government back for re-adjustment?  What about Iranians who don’t much fancy paying income tax to the Mullahs?

Shame on the US gangsters who enforced this nonsense. Bigger shame on the Swiss authorities for not telling the Americans to go jump.  Incidentally Swiss government, why do you think everyone banks in Switzerland leading to your prosperity?

The only comfort I can take from this is that the Americans power to do malice will shrink significantly as their bankruptcy approaches.  Land of the free? Change the anthem boys you are tax serfs, nothing more.

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