HARRY REID SURRENDERS: Military wing of Bureau of Land Management Says It Will Leave Bundy Alone

Caleb Howe reports that the Harry Reid-controlled Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has raised the white flag and will cease its paramilitary operation against the Bundy family.

Fox News is reporting that the Nevada standoff between the Bureau of Land Management and the Bundy Ranch has come to an end. The feds are pulling out because it has become too dangerous for their employees and the public. In other words, the Bundys win…

Fox reports that 400 of 900 cattle have already been rounded up, but the operation is now ended before it was completed. This means that the intervention of the activists and supporters who have camped out near the disputed area was successful. The crowd, claiming that victory, cheered loudly as the sheriff announced the end of the operation.

The BLM is controlled by one of Harry Reid’s cronies.

Given Reid’s long history of troubling, sleazy deals, all of the attention on the Senate Majority Leader (thank you, Dana Loesch) seems to have paid off.

It’s all but certain that Reid was behind this land grab and I would bet that a close investigation would reveal more crony deals of the sort for which he’s infamous. Maybe someday we’ll have a real media — actual journalists and not partisan hacks — who will investigate this sort of government-run-amok madness.

Hat tip: BadBlue News

Doug Ross @ Journal

Victim Disarmament Zone: Apartment Management Firm Prohibits Residents From Owning Firearms and Weapons

Gun Free Zone

Imagine you’ve been living in your home or apartment for several years. You’re an avid hunter, sports shooter, or simply someone who wants to protect their family should an individual with criminal intent coming breaking down your door. You own a handgun, rifle, crossbow, or other self defense weapon.

All of a sudden you receive a memo from your management company or Homeowners Association advising you of a policy change that you can no longer own a weapon if you live on the property. As an American you’d likely be surprised at such a note in your mailbox, especially considering that the fundamental law of the land gives you the right to own a firearm or weapon for self defense.

But this is exactly what happened to tenants of the Oakwood apartment complex in Castle Rock, Colorado.

As of October 1, 2013, residents of the apartments have been told that they can no longer “display, use or possess any firearms.”

Retired Marine Art Dorsch, 77, contacted 9News in Castle Rock, Colorado after receiving the “updated community policies” notice which turns his fine adobe into a “victim disarmament zone.”

“I’m a hunter. I’m a licensed conceal and carry person,” Dorsch said to the news channel.

That didn’t matter to the apartment manager who wants to create a mini-Chicago.

A handwritten note on the typed letter reads “The manager said no licenced [sic] concealed” is allowed either.

“It upsets me very much,” Dorsch said.

The Ross Management Group, which operates Oakwood Apartments and thirty other properties, refused a public response on the new guidelines, stating that it’s their policy “not to comment to the news media.”

According to a legal analyst for 9New Castle Rock, in most cases the courts have supported the rights of landlords to support “reasonable regulations” on tenants.

The best thing this tenant can do is either move out or get rid of the guns.

The question is, “is an outright ban on firearms reasonable in light of the U.S. Constitution?”

As one commentor noted, would it be reasonable for a landlord to restrict a tenant from voting, or voting for a particular political party?

Or, could a landlord restrict a tenant from speaking their mind under first amendment protections?

Could a landlord dictatate to a tenant what religion he or she can practice?

Or can a tenant be forced to provide access to law enforcement officials or the apartment landlords for warrantless searches of their home?

It’s one thing if you agree to live in a ‘gun free zone’ prior to moving into your home or apartment (and even that is a bit sketchy). But here we have people who have lived in their residences for month or years now being told they can no longer own a firearm to protect themselves.

And to be clear, no actual reason was given for the new regulation – just a “this is how it is, do it or get out.”

What, exactly, is a reasonable regulation if a landlord, HOA or even lender (like the bank which underwrites your mortagage) can force you to give up your Constitutionally protected rights?

Rather than disarming citizens, we should be empowering them to deter crime, just like the Armed Citizen Project which is doing just that – one free shotgun at a time.

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Foreign Exchange Management Act (fema) India: Overview Of An Investor Friendly Legislation

In India, all transactions that include foreign exchange were regulated by Foreign Exchange Regulations Act (FERA), 1973. Due to the policy leaning toward nationalized economy the main objective of FERA was conservation and proper utilization of the foreign exchange resources of the country. It also sought to control certain aspects of the conduct of business outside the country by Indian companies and in India by foreign companies. It was a criminal legislation which meant that its violation would lead to imprisonment and payment of heavy fine. It had many restrictive clauses which deterred foreign investments.

Over the years as the economy opened up with steady pace of reforms a need was felt for more, liberalized foreign exchange controls and restrictions on foreign investment.FERA was replaced by a new Act called the Foreign Exchange Management Act(FEMA), 1999.

The Act applies to all branches, offices and agencies outside India, owned or controlled by a person resident in India. FEMA is now a purely a civil legislation in the sense that its violation implies only payment of monetary penalties and fines. However, under it, a person will be liable to civil imprisonment only if he does not pay the prescribed fine within 90 days from the date of notice but that too happens after formalities of show cause notice and personal hearing. FEMA also provides for a two year sunset clause for offences committed under FERA which may be taken as the transition period granted for moving from one ‘harsh’ law to the other ‘industry friendly’ legislation.

FEMA has been formulated with clear cut objective to: (i) To facilitate external trade and payments; and (ii) To promote the orderly development and maintenance of foreign exchange market. The Act has assigned an important role to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in the administration of FEMA. The rules, regulations and norms pertaining to several sections of the Act are laid down by the Reserve Bank of India, in consultation with the Central Government. The Act requires the Central Government to appoint as many officers of the Central Government as Adjudicating Authorities for holding inquiries pertaining to contravention of the Act. There is also a provision for appointing one or more Special Directors (Appeals) to hear appeals against the order of the Adjudicating authorities. The Central Government also establish an Appellate Tribunal for Foreign Exchange to hear appeals against the orders of the Adjudicating Authorities and the Special Director (Appeals). The FEMA provides for the establishment, by the Central Government, of a Director of Enforcement with a Director and such other officers or class of officers as it thinks fit for taking up for investigation of the contraventions under this Act.

FEMA permits only authorised person to deal in foreign exchange or foreign security. Such an authorised person, under the Act, means authorised dealer,money changer, off-shore banking unit or any other person for the time being authorised by Reserve Bank.

When a business enterprise imports goods from other countries, exports its products to them or makes investments abroad, it deals in foreign exchange. Foreign exchange means ‘foreign currency’ and includes: – (i) deposits, credits and balances payable in any foreign currency; (ii) drafts, travellers’ cheques, letters of credit or bills of exchange, expressed or drawn in Indian currency but payable in any foreign currency; and (iii) drafts, travellers’ cheques, letters of credit or bills of exchange drawn by banks, institutions or persons outside India, but payable in Indian currency.

The Act thus prohibits any person who:-

Deal in or transfer any foreign exchange or foreign security to any person not being an authorized person;

Make any payment to or for the credit of any person resident outside India in any manner;

Receive otherwise through an authorized person, any payment by order or on behalf of any person resident outside India in any manner;

Enter into any financial transaction in India as consideration for or in association with acquisition or creation or transfer of a right to acquire, any asset outside India by any person is resident in India which acquires, hold, own, possess or transfer any foreign exchange, foreign security or any immovable property situated outside India.
The Act deals with two types of foreign exchange transactions.

There are various guides and books on fema laws, which can be used by professionals to have an in depth knowledge. CCH India is having various publication related to this topic as well as FEMA online which can be accessed at http://www.cchindia.co.in .

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All About The Foreign Exchange Management Act Or Fema A Must Know For Foreign Traders.

The Foreign Exchange Management Act or Fema is a body of the Reserve Bank of India or RBI that exercises control over the issues related to foreign exchange / foreign currency deposits. The act regulates the deposits and transactions of currencies between an India resident and foreigner. It is applicable to all the import export traders of Indian origin trading all over the country and even in cases where they have branches, offices and agencies located outside India.

Governed and controlled by the RBI, Fema is an act of regulation that manages the flow of foreign exchange in the country, consistently with the emerging frame work and policies of the World Trade Organization (WTO). One of the major concerns of the organization is to frame policies and regulations for prevention of Money Laundering Act and other such illegal practices involved with Foreign Exchange Management. Enacted on 1st June, 2000, the Fema act is a replacement to FERA or Foreign Exchange Regulation Act of 1973. The replacement was introduced because FERA didnt fit with post-liberalisation policies of the country, presuming that a person was guilty until and unless he/she proved himself/herself innocent. Where as the law of the country gives the liberty of presuming a person to be innocent unless he/she is proved guilty.

Headquartered in New Delhi, Foreign Exchange Management Act has five zonal offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Jalandhar. The Delhi headquarter also known as Enforcement Directorate is headed by a Director, where as each of the zonal office is headed by an independent Deputy Director. Further these zones are sub divided into 7 sub-zonal offices.

Fema act plays a vital role in the development and smooth functioning of import export trade. Traders must comply with all the mandates ruled out by the board. It issues numerous notifications and updates at regular intervals. For more information on Foreign Exchange Management Act and to know about their latest announcements, traders can log on to infodriveindia.com. Infodrive India is a reputed online database company that provides copy of all the mandates and notifications issued by Fema. Besides offering online copy, the company advisors also help people for better understanding of the announcements if required.

Jayden William is an expert author who has written many articles on International Trade and Business. He is providing useful information on Fema act.

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