Poland confiscates half of citizens’ pensions

Attempt to delay European nation’s looming debt crisis

(WND) NEW YORK – Quietly, as the looming possibility of a U.S. military attack on Syria dominated news internationally, the government of Poland announced a decision to confiscate half of the nation’s pension funds in an attempt to delay an impending government debt crisis.

While details remain hazy, Reuters reported Sept. 4 that Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk announced a government decision to transfer to ZUS, the government pension system, all bond investments in privately owned pension funds within the state-guaranteed system.

 For now, private pensions in Poland will be allowed to keep equity investments that in the Polish state-guaranteed pension system tend to be approximately half of all private pension investments.

The Important Things We DON’T Have Money For, And The Crazy Things We DO Have Money For…

Michael Snyder
Economic Collapse
July 30, 2013

In an age of “belt tightening” and “budget cuts”, you would think that government officials would be trying to spend our money wisely.  Unfortunately, when it comes time to cut spending our politicians tend to do everything that they can to protect their own interests and their own pet projects, but they don’t seem to mind implementing cuts that deeply hurt military families, the poor and the elderly.  The facts that you are about to read will likely upset you very much.  The federal government and our state governments are wasting money in some of the most ridiculous ways imaginable.  Meanwhile, we are being told that we don’t have any money for a lot of really important things.  Our hard-earned tax dollars are being horribly mismanaged, and the American people deserve to hear the truth about this gross negligence.

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Canada Reconsiders Funding Foreign Aid by Ministries Opposed to Homosexuality

Christian organization receives $500,000 to promote Ugandan hygiene awareness—but that could change.

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Uganda’s controversial “kill-the-gays” bill is now making waves in Canada, where the federal government is reviewing international development funds allocated to an evangelical group that opposes homosexuality.

According to the Globe and Mail, the Canadian government “has denounced virulent homophobia in Uganda. As a result, it now is questioning its allocation of more than $544,000 to Ontario-based Crossroads Christian Communications, which believes homosexuality is sinful.

The funding debate prompted one Canadian member of parliament to remark that evangelical groups with these views go “‘completely against not only Canadian values, but Canadian law.'” Canada has previously spoken out against persecution of homosexuality in Uganda, where a controversial bill that formerly proposed the death penalty for gays and lesbians is still making its way through the legislature.

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada responded to the Globe and Mailreport and defended Crossroads in a blog post, stating that “Crossroads has done nothing wrong” and the organization’s “working relationship [with the government] is beneficial to Canadians, complies with Canada’s constitution and laws and was properly assessed based on the Canadian government’s desire for maximum value for funding in pursuit of its overseas objectives.”

CT has previously reported on Uganda and its anti-homosexuality bill. CT also has reported how American evangelical leaders condemned the bill but Ugandan Christian leaders dismissed this as cultural imperialism.

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Planned Parenthood Received $1,622 in Gov’t Funds for Each Abortion

The nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, reports it received $542 million from government sources in 2011-2012 while performing 995,687 abortions from 2009-2011. In 2011 alone, its clinics performed 333,964 abortions.

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Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, speaks at a “Stand Up for Women’s Health” rally held by more than 20 organizations in supporting preventive health care and family planning services, including abortion in Washington April 7, 2011. 

www.christianpost.com  –  By Paul Stanley

When broken down on an approximate annual basis, that means Planned Parenthood receives around $1,622 in government funds per abortion. From a time perspective, it translates to one abortion every 94 seconds.

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, along with Board Chair Cecilia Boone addressed some of the challenges faced by the abortion giant in the past year, including the drama surrounding the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s temporary withdrawal of support.

“The past year will also be remembered as one when Planned Parenthood faced some of its most daunting challenges in our history – and once again emerged stronger than ever,” Richards and Boone wrote in their joint statement.

However, several pro-life organizations that consistently battle with Planned Parenthood were less enthusiastic about the group’s perceived success, saying abortions are not a viable form of health care for women.

“While government subsidies to Planned Parenthood have reached an all-time high, so too has the number of lives ended by this profit-driven abortion business,” said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Destroying nearly one million children in three years is not health care and does not reflect a concern for vulnerable women and girls. As Planned Parenthood’s funding goes up, abortions increase and real health services for women go down.”

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