Economia: Freemasons lose VAT exemption appeal

Freemasons lose VAT exemption appeal

18 November 2015

Jessica Fino

Brother Blair and Bro. Hitchens at the Munk Debate in Toronto, Ontario

A jovial Bro. Tony Blair and Bro. Christopher Hitchens making Masonic handsign ‘recognition gestures’ prior to the Munk Debate in Toronto, Ontario in 2010.

The High Court has upheld a decision by the First-Tier Tax tribunal that The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE)- otherwise known as The Freemasons – should not be exempt from VAT

The Freemasons’ claim centred around whether or not its activities could be defined as being of a “philosophical, philanthropic or civic nature”, which would have therefore made it exempt from VAT. An earlier tribunal hearing ruled that they did not, but UGLE was granted leave to appeal.

The Upper Tier Tax Tribunal ruled that while UGLE had some philosophical and philanthropic aims, it also had “other aims” which did not fall within the exception.

It said, “In our opinion, the aims which did not fall within the exemption were not insignificant and were of sufficient magnitude to cause UGLE to fall outside the words of the exemption in Article 132. Accordingly we dismiss the appeal.”

Judge Justice Asplin said the first-tier tribunal did not “err in law” when it dismissed UGLE’s appeal in February last year following an initial decision from HMRC in 2010.

An UGLE spokesperson told economia, “United Grand Lodge of England is disappointed with the decision and consideration will be given regarding taking this to the Court of Appeal.”

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Lifesite News: Washington, D.C. Archbishop Cardinal Donald Wuerl called former St. Louis Archbishop Cardinal Raymond Burke a ‘dissenter’

February 18, 2015

Cardinal Wuerl calls Cardinal Burke a ‘dissenter’: pot calls the kettle black

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Cardinals Timothy Dolan (New York), Walter Kasper, and Donald Wuerl (Washington, D.C.) seated at the opening Mass of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family at St. Peter’s Basilica on October 5, 2014. John-Henry Westen /

On his official blog, Washington, D.C., Cardinal Donald Wuerl made a rather obvious reference to Cardinal Raymond Burke, calling him a “dissenter.” Referring to “an interview and an article by brother bishops who are less than enthusiastic about Pope Francis,” Cardinal Wuerl was unmistakably pointing to Cardinal Burke, whose interview with France2 days earlier was making the rounds on the Internet.

While newsworthy, the interview with Cardinal Burke was rather mundane in that he merely said he would be willing to “resist” Pope Francis, if the pontiff were to attempt to change the Church’s practice of denying Communion to those in “second marriages.” Pope Francis has never said he would change the current Church practice, even though powerful cardinals surrounding him have suggested the move.

After introducing the unnamed bishop who was critical of Pope Francis in an interview, Cardinal Wuerl runs through dissenters from papal teaching in recent history, noting, “a common thread that runs through all of these dissenters” is that “they disagree with the Pope because he does not agree with them and therefore follow their position.”

Cardinal Wuerl is here on new ground. For years he was, by his own definition, the “dissenter” under Popes John Paul II and Pope Benedict. The issue also revolved around Holy Communion. However, rather than giving Communion to divorced and remarried, the previous popes were asking that Communion be denied to pro-abortion Catholic politicians.

In 2004, Pope John Paul II had the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith intervene in the US Bishops deliberation over the question of Communion for pro-abortion politicians. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, later to become Pope Benedict XVI, wrote in his letter titled “Worthiness to receive Holy Communion,” that a Catholic politician who would vote for “permissive abortion and euthanasia laws” after being duly instructed and warned, “must” be denied Communion.

Ratzinger’s letter explained that if such a politician “with obstinate persistence, still presents himself to receive the Holy Eucharist, the minister of Holy Communion must refuse to distribute it.”

As pope, Benedict XVI confirmed this position. Answering a reporter on an in-flight press conference in 2007, Pope Benedict addressed a question on the Mexican bishops excommunicating politicians who support legalizing abortion. “Yes, this excommunication was not an arbitrary one but is allowed by Canon law which says that the killing of an innocent child is incompatible with receiving communion, which is receiving the body of Christ,” said the pope.

In the comment, Pope Benedict was referring to the Church’s Canon law 915, which states: “Those upon whom the penalty of excommunication or interdict has been imposed or declared, and others who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin, are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”

Archbishop Wuerl repeatedly refused to comply with that directive. In fact, he was open in his dissent. Asked by various media since the mid-1990s, he said it was not his pastoral style, and also claimed that denying Communion is tantamount to wielding the sacrament as a weapon.

But for the Washington archbishop it wasn’t only a matter of words – he backed up his rhetoric against the pope’s wishes with action. In March 2012, he stripped a priest of his faculties to publicly celebrate Mass for refusing Communion to a woman who was known to have been living in a homosexual relationship.

Fr. Marcel Guarnizo was “placed on administrative leave” by the archdiocese after he refused to distribute Communion to Barbara Johnson, a self-identified Buddhist who had reportedly introduced her lesbian “lover” to the priest in the sacristy right before her mother’s funeral Mass. The archdiocese issued an apology to Johnson and said that Fr. Guarnizo’s actions were “against policy” and that an investigation was underway.

In 2012, when asked about refusing notorious pro-abortion politician Nancy Pelosi Communion, Wuerl opined, “I stand with the great majority of American bishops and bishops around the world in saying this canon was never intended to be used this way.”

At that time the head of the Catholic Church’s highest court dealing with canon law was none other than Cardinal Raymond Burke. Burke told LifeSiteNews unequivocally at the time: “The Church’s law is very clear.”

“The person who persists publicly in grave sin is to be denied Holy Communion, and it [canon law] doesn’t say that the bishop shall decide this. It’s an absolute.”

So perhaps Cardinal Wuerl is savoring a little revenge with his dissenter remark. But, the hypocrisy is so very blatant.

Cardinal Wuerl concludes his blog post saying, “Dissent is perhaps something we will always have, lamentable as it is, but we will also always have Peter and his successor as the rock and touchstone of both our faith and our unity.”

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In 2015 did U.S. House Speaker John Boehner give Washington D.C. Archbishop Cardinal Wuerl a theatrical Masonic 'Grip' live on TV in front of Pope Francis in Bro. Boehner's Office?

Bro. Barack Obama and Bro. Justin Trudeau exchanging Masonic pleasantries and 'grips', in secret, using the 'Five Points of Fellowship' Freemason exchange.

Bro. Barack Obama and Bro. Justin Trudeau exchanging Masonic pleasantries and ‘grips’, in secret, using the ‘Five Points of Fellowship’ Freemason exchange.

Bro. Nicholas Sarkozy and Sis. Laura Bush Masonic Greeting each other using a secret Freemason handshake 'grip'.

Bro. Nicholas Sarkozy and Sis. Laura Bush Masonic Greeting each other using a secret Freemason handshake ‘grip’.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Bro. Ashton Carter: 'We've seen increasingly unprofessional conduct by Russian forces' – VIDEO

Oct. 08, 2015

Russia will pay price for Syrian airstrikes, says US defence secretary

Ashton Carter predicts reprisal attacks on Russian soil over Vladimir Putin’s military campaign to prop up Bashar al-Assad’s regime

Moscow will soon start paying the price for its escalating military intervention in Syria in the form of reprisal attacks and casualties, the US defence secretary has warned, amid signs that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies are preparing to counter the Russian move.

Ashton Carter was talking at a meeting of Nato defence ministers in Brussels on Thursday during which the ministers agreed to increase a Nato response force intended to move quickly to flashpoints.

There were no plans to deploy the force to Turkey, though the Nato secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, suggested its existence alone should discourage future Russian or Syrian incursions into Turkish territory.

“We don’t have to deploy the Nato response force or the spearhead force to deliver deterrence,” Stoltenberg said. “The important thing is that any adversary of Nato will know that we are able to deploy.”

Saudi Arabia, a leading supporter of Syrian rebels fighting to overthrow Bashar al-Assad, was said by diplomats to be preparing to step up its support, having despaired of the US. Ministers from Qatar and Turkey, the Saudis’ partners in the fight against Assad, are holding talks on their next moves.

Riyadh’s anger over Vladimir Putin’s intervention was reflected in a statement by 55 leading clerics, including prominent Islamists, urging “true Muslims” to “give all moral, material, political and military” support to the fight against Assad’s army as well as Iranian and Russian forces.

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YouTube: Terrorists with US TOW-missile/ SYRIA

Published on Apr 8, 2014

Syrian Terrorists, now seem to have been supplied with American-made BGM-71 TOW, missile system. Analysts say, the missile-system usually, dosent show up in the hands of muslim extremists, by itself. The US has lately been signaling, it will step up its arms supply to the Syrian terrorists. This could be seen as a response, or countermeassure by the US, regarding the situation in Crimea, since Syria is a close allie of Russia, This could be a covert revenge, by the US, to “punish” Russia, for its geopolitical actions.

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YouTube: What’s With All These TOW Missiles Anyways? (Syria, U.S.)

[Discovered removed by YouTube about Aug 7, 2017 allegedly for ‘violent’ content. (Actually more likely the multiple emotional screaming Alu Akbars by C.I.A. ‘moderate rebels’ responding to destruction of group of poor Syrian soldiers standing on a hill by their U.S. Government supplied $58,000 missile)]

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Published on Nov 25, 2015

A group of Syrian Infantry troops are caught off-guard, and in the open, by a rebel TOW strike. What’s the deal with these TOWs?

It’s no secret that the American CIA has been supplying the FSA with TOW missiles. The total cost of each of these missiles from Raytheon, is a staggering $58,908.00. Over the past few months we have seen dozens of these missiles used on targets of opportunity, inside of Syria.

It isn’t possible for us, or anyone else, to get an exact number of the amount of TOW missiles supplied to rebel forces. It is currently believed, from reports in October of 2015, that over 500 TOW missiles have been used by CIA-vetted rebels.

The conditions for these TOW missiles are pretty simple. The 42 vetted groups must log each missile shot, and return the casings to the location which they received them. They log them simply by recording the shot, and then the target. A majority of these videos end up on YouTube after their submission to the CIA.

This gives the appearance that these CIA supplied TOW shots are extremely influential in the war, however that is not the case. Repeatedly, as shown in these videos, we have seen the rebels firing the TOW missiles at any target of opportunity that presents itself. Regardless if that’s an up-armored humvee, a group of infantrymen, or any SAA armor they spot.

The big picture that we aren’t seeing, is all of the SAA captured equipment that the FSA has been using. Why haven’t we been seeing it you ask? Well the answer is simple, they aren’t required to upload videos of themselves shooting Russian-made 9M113 Konkurs, 9K1152 Metis-M, 9M133 Kornet, or Chinese-made HJ-8 that they’ve secured in previous battles, because the CIA doesn’t care about the use of that equipment.

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CBS Late Show with Bro. Stephen Colbert with special Freemason Guests Bro. George Clooney & Bro. Jeb! Bush (Cutsigns @ 00:57, 00:58, 01:00 etc.)

Best moments from ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’

Stephen Colbert’s tenure on “The Late Show” began Tuesday night with a tribute to his predecessor David Letterman and a visit from an old friend.

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<font color=purple>CNN</font> <strike>Moscow</strike> London Bureau Phil Black 'Bio' (Freemason Recognition Handsign Gesture's [Cutsigns])

Published on Aug 31, 2014

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Phil Black is an International Correspondent based in CNN’s London bureau.

Before his deployment to London, Black was CNN International’s Russia correspondent based in Moscow. In this capacity he reported on a number of high-profile stories from the region including Vladimir Putin’s landslide re-election as president and the controversial arrest and detainment of protest punk group Pussy Riot.

Prior to joining CNN International, Black spent seven years at Seven News in Sydney as a correspondent on Australia’s highest rating news programme, where he covered the Asian Tsunami from Sri Lanka.

Black is Australian and studied an associate diploma in Journalism at Macleay College in Sydney.


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VIDEO: South Vietnam's President Nguyen Van Thieu talks to BBC - Jan 31, 1975 (Briefing on the conclusions of the Synod on the Family 2014.10.18)

Uploaded on Mar 30, 2011, Sep 22, 2015

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South Vietnam’s President Nguyen Van Thieu talks to BBC – Jan 31, 1975

“Aid reduced to $700 million; reduced our combat efficiency to 40% American political decision will encourage North Vietnam to speed takeover of South Vietnam and will discourage people and army. Only North Vietnam got peace from Paris. South Vietnam still at war.”­h

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VIDEO: E.U. - Ukraine Association Agreement 'sealed' (Freemason Gestures Bro. José Manuel Barroso @ 00:48 & 00:55)

Published on Sep 16, 2014

On the 27th of June this year, Ukraine (and Georgia and Moldova) signed the Association Agreement with the European Union, to govern policy convergence and later trade. Its supporters see it as setting the seal on a new era of east-west relations.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko highlighted the solemnity of the moment, smiling broadly: “I will sign the Association Agreement by this pen, which mentions EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, Vilnius, 29th November. It did not happen then, but th…

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RETWEETED: Another Bro. David Cameron @David_Cameron Tweet...

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RETWEETED: 'Rhodes Scholar' Tony Abbott on the cover of Oct. 2006 G.L. of N.S.W. Freemason Magazine

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AFP: The legal woes of Bro. Dominique Strauss-Kahn - 'This case involves a ring of businessmen and police - connected through freemasonry - setting up sex parties in luxury hotel rooms'

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February 2, 2015

The legal woes of Dominique Strauss-Kahn

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn, DSK, Freemasonry, Freemasons, Freemason, Masonic

Paris (AFP) – Here is a breakdown of the legal woes which led to the downfall of former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.


Strauss-Kahn is arrested in New York on May 14, 2011, as his plane is about to take off for France after Nafissatou Diallo, a maid at his hotel, accused him of sexually attacking her when he emerged from the shower.

He denies the accusations which shock his native France where he is expected to run for president in a year.

He is held in prison for four days before being placed under house arrest for seven weeks pending a hearing. He also resigns from his post as head of the IMF.

On July 6 a French writer, Tristane Banon, lodges a complaint against him for an alleged sexual assault in 2003 which she later drops after a court says the incident happened too long ago.

Strauss-Kahn’s semen is found on Diallo’s dress, but in August the charges are dropped against him after a court ruled she was an unreliable witness.

The Guinean then files a civil suit against him which is settled in December and reported to be in excess of $1.5 million (1.3 million euros)


This case involves a ring of businessmen and police — connected through freemasonry — setting up sex parties in luxury hotel rooms.

In October 2011, Dominique Alderweireld, a convicted pimp known as “Dodo la Saumure”, a reference to the brine used for mackerel, which is French slang for pimp, is charged with procuring prostitutes and money laundering.

As part of the probe into Alderweireld, who runs brothels in Belgium, police uncover an alleged cross-border prostitution ring involving the managers of the luxury Carlton hotel in Lille, local business leaders and police officials.

Rene Kojfer, former Carlton public relations officer, is one of the key accused.

He is charged with “aggravated pimping” for allegedly advertising “Dodo’s” brothels in France, putting clients in touch with prostitutes and setting up sex parties in the hotel as part of the vice ring.

He admits to providing the contact details of prostitutes to businessman David Roquet.

Roquet, former police commissioner Jean-Christophe Lagarde and businessman Fabrice Pazskowski are accused of directly setting up sex parties for the IMF chief.

Along with Dodo’s girlfriend Beatrice Legrain — who ran a massage and sex parlour in Belgium — they are among 14 accused standing trial for aggravated pimping in an organised group.

For Strauss-Kahn, the case will come down to whether the court thinks he was aware the women were prostitutes, acted as a pimp by providing an apartment for the sex parties, and initiated the orgies.

His defence is that he merely partook in group sex organised by his entourage, and did not know the women were paid.

The pimping charge against Strauss-Kahn is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to 1.5 million euros ($1.7 million).

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VIDEO: Bro. Gore Vidal - 1995 BBC Documentary - Episode One (4/4) (Freemason 'Gesture')

Published on Aug 13, 2012

Gore Vidal – BBC Omnibus 1995 – Episode One (4/4)

Episode TWO can be found here

“Gore Vidal’s Gore Vidal” (Originally broadcast 9th October 1995 on BBC1)

Autobiography of the late Gore Vidal, looking at the life of one of America’s leading literary figures who for years entranced and enraged the US with his outspoken views, novels and essays. This programme follows him around the scenes of his youth.

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