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John Harding’s book, Escape from Paradise – Paperback and Kindle Versions


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It took me two and a half evenings to complete your un-put-downable book…it is a unique contribution to the appreciation of a life in Singapore. Thank you for having written it. C. V. Devan Nair, former President of Singapore.

Bought the book from Select this weekend and can’t put it down! It’s a great read! And so nostalgic for me—the good old days! Glen Goei, writer and director of the Miramax film That’s the Way I Like It and who played the title role opposite Anthony Hopkins in the London production of M. Butterfly. Mr. Goei’s latest film is The Blue Mansion – Click for the trailer!

It is a remarkable story and so full of intrigue that it reads at times like fiction.Jonathan Burnham, Editor in Chief & President, Talk Miramax Books.

“It’s quite a story The legendary Alice Mayhew, Vice-President & Editorial Director, Simon & Schuster.

This book out-Dallas, Dallas. No one has written so well of the other side of paradise,Francis T. Seow, former Solicitor General of Singapore

ThunderBall Films is successfully putting together the movie production of Escape from Paradise and has received a new LOI (Letter of Intent) from actress Bai Ling who starred with Richard Gere in the film Red Cross.

This includes a commitment from a CPA firm who does tax credit financing in Ireland, a possible location to film, as part of the package needed for investors – along with the CPA firm’s commitment to apply for and finance the tax credits if ThunderBall does shoot in Ireland and what portion of the budget they would provide.
For inquiries, please contact John Harding at jbharding@gmail.com.

Escape from Paradise – the Promotional Trailer

Obama’s Tax Dodgers

America’s crooked nobility

Obama’s appointees, Tom Daschle and Nancy Killefer, have now quit, after having been discovered to be tax dodgers.

Tax dodger Tom Daschle says the pledge with is left hand over his heart

Tax dodger Tom Daschle says the pledge with is left hand over his heart

Tom Daschle failed to pay $128,000 in taxes for a car and driver provided to him by a wealthy Democratic donor. Daschle is a lawyer – so he must have known that the “free” car and driver were imputed income, and should be taxed like ordinary income.

I used to work for a company, where we given a free lunch – even that was imputed income.

Had Daschle not been nominated for the post of Health Secretary, who can believe he ever would have paid his taxes?

Nancy Killefer

Nancy Killefer

Nancy Killefer, nominated to be Obama’s Chief Performance Officer, also failed to perform when it came to taxes. In 2005 the District of Columbia government had filed a $946.69 tax lien on her home for failure to pay unemployment compensation tax on household help.

The $946.69 may not seem like much to well-healed Nancy Killefer, but to the ordinary American, that would be a lot of money.

If Nancy Killefer had not been nominated as Chief Performance Officer, who can believe she would have ever paid her taxes?

Tim Geithner, tax cheat, and our Attorney General

Tim Geithner, tax cheat, and our Attorney General

The most shameful tax cheat of all, however, is Tim Geithner, who has been confirmed as Secretary of the Treasury. As most of the world must know by now, Geithner failed to pay $30,000 in self-employment taxes. As Secretary of the Treasury, Geithner is also in charge of the IRS – the same agency he attempted to cheat.

Of Geithner, Senator Byrd said, “Had he not been nominated for treasury secretary, it’s doubtful that he would have ever paid these taxes.”

How could the Obama administration have nominated such tax cheats? Doesn’t Obama see to it that a security check is run on those he seeks to nominate to high office – and to high salaries?

What sort of example does this set for the American people, of whom millions are losing their jobs? Remember that, when you lose your job in America, you still have to pay taxes for when you had a job. If your withholding was not enough to cover your taxes – you are in debt to the IRS. You are in deep trouble.

Why didn’t the IRS come down on Daschle, Kellefer, and Geithner, the same way they would have come down on the average Joe Taxpayer? Why were they not pressed to pay their taxes?

Tax evader and terrorist friend, Marc Rich, with his lawyer, Eric Holder

Tax evader and terrorist friend, Marc Rich, with his lawyer, Eric Holder

Worst of all is Eric Holder who has been appointed by Obama as Attorney General to head the Justice Department. Holder himself is not a tax dodger, so far as we know. However, he was the lawyer who got the largest tax dodger of all time, Marc Rich, a pardon from President Clinton.

In 1983, Rich was indicted in the U.S. on charges of evading more than $48 million in taxes, and charged with 51 counts of tax fraud, as well as running illegal oil deals with Iran during the 1979-1980 hostage crisis. Rich was sleeping with the enemy, helping terrorists.

To avoid taxes, Rich fled to Switzerland, and renounced his U.S. citizenship. He now holds Spanish and Israeli passports.

By the time Eric Holder got Marc Rich his pardon, Rich’s tax bill had risen to $100 million – taxes which Marc Rich, who sided with Iran’s terrorists, will never have to pay.

Unfortunately, we are now living in a country where there is a de-facto nobility.

It is now us versus them, and they are winning.

French queen, Marie Antoinette, who said "let them eat cake," being lead to the guillotine to be beheaded!

French queen, Marie Antoinette, who said "Let them eat cake," being led to the guillotine to be beheaded.

1 comment to Obama’s Tax Dodgers

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    /// Tax dodger Tom Daschle says the pledge with his left hand over his heart ///

    Hahaha – what a Freudian slip. He could have done it deliberately or subconsciously as he could not in all honesty take the pledge with his hand on his heart. So he used his left hand (sinister) and placed it on the right breast, where there is no heart. The heart is under the left breast, unless Tom is one of those rare person with his heart under his right breast.