The German government is so concerned about the situation involving a proposed $51 million Munich mega-mosque that it's taking action — to silence critics of the mosque.

The latest tax evasion treaty is not designed to benefit the taxpayers but the tax collectors, despite protestations to the contrary.

In one of the bluntest statements on the topic by any globalist thus far, controversial German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble openly called for “global standards” and “global governance” in taxation to ensure that governments can continue extracting huge sums in taxes from the wealth-producing class. In an October 30 column, Schäuble, who regularly promotes globalism and domestic police-state measures, also touted the global tax-information regime long pushed by socialists and globalists just signed in Berlin between more than 120 governments and regimes.

The National Journal reported that the NSA has given broad access to British intelligence to Americans' telephone calls and Internet traffic, possibly as a means of circumventing the Fourth Amendment and other legal prohibitions against domestic warrantless surveillance. British intelligence confirmed October 28 that it does receive raw intelligence data on Americans and that it does not need warrants to search intelligence from foreign countries.

Arrested for making a joke or legitimate observation? This has become a reality with hate-speech law, under which all hate is equal — but some forms are more equal than others.