Wednesday, 15 September 2010

First Impressions Last

I went to my local Magistrates court today as a member of the public just to watch some people being stripped of their dignity and finances & of course, gain more understanding of how the whole process works for myself.
Having been in their various times previously, I have noticed that they have what looks to be an ATM in the reception area, right in front of you when you walk in.
When reading the information on the machine it claims to be way of making payment to the court by placing your money in the envelope, which makes it nice and easy for they to take your money off you. I have included some scans of the envelope in this blog post.

1) If the courts were truly a public service, why would they charge a fine and expect payment for doing nothing more than telling you that you've (supposedly) done something wrong
2) Are they claiming that justice = paying money?
3) Something  else I noticed and that is that it used the word "deposit" on the back of the envelope. I always thought that a deposit was something that they are holding safe & you eventually get back?
4) On the front is says "please enter your account number(s)". You actually have an account with these people!! Try Phoning them up and asking for your balance.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Is this police man a terrorist?

This Post relates to the video at the bottom. If you can't watch the video it won't make much sense.

Is this man a terrorist?

He probably spends his days telling people what to do & maybe some of it using the word "terrorrist". But what is a terrorist?
Well according to the Terrorism Act 2000 is says this:
In this Act “terrorism” means the use or threat of action where:
(a)the action falls within subsection (2),
(b)the use or threat is designed to influence the government or to intimidate the public or a section of the public, and

(c)the use or threat is made for the purpose of advancing a political, religious or ideological cause.
(2)Action falls within this subsection if it—
(a)involves serious violence against a person,
(b)involves serious damage to property
(c)endangers a person’s life, other than that of the person committing the action,
(d)creates a serious risk to the health or safety of the public or a section of the public, or
(e)is designed seriously to interfere with or seriously to disrupt an electronic system.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Do you beleive that you are obliged to pay income tax?

If I posted you a letter or notice claiming that you owed me some money, what would be your first response?
I should imagine that you would first think "who is this joker". Now Imagine this letter or notice claimed that the law said that you had to pay & if you didn't you will be prosecuted; what kind of emotions would that raise?

"The Law". It's a word that is used all the time to put fear into you. If you did receive a letter like this the first thing you would most probably do is telephone me and ask me why I believed you owe this money, and what the charge was for. Now lets think how the tax collectors work, they send you a letter asking for money & you just pay it without (most of the time) asking anything of them to justify their actions.

When having a little moan to your friends about government extortion & the fact they take hard earned money off you most people will say thing like "well you just have to pay it" or "they'll eventually catch up with you if you refuse to pay it".
What if you took a different approach to the matter and rather than accepting or denying that you are liable, actually telephone them and ask if they have any admissible evidence & if they have any witnesses. Don't get dragged into a conversation with them, just stick to your questions, see if they will answer your questions.

Before you do this, have a listen to how Marc Stevens from does this by clicking on this link

After doing this, if you still believe that you have to pay tax, post a response to this article and tell us your experience.

In case you don't know, admissible means that it is evidence that can actually be used in court.