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by 737307
Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did China test a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile?
Replies: 18
Views: 1645

Re: Did China test a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile?

What is the point of it all? In the end it will all lead to Mutually Assured Destruction anyway.

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by 737307
Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA Takes Legal Action to End Dutch Slot Rule
Replies: 43
Views: 8805

Re: IATA Takes Legal Action to End Dutch Slot Rule

The fact that Schiphol Airport wants to allocate slots based on how many frequencies they already have to currently served cities may sound logical, but it discriminates against new competitors. On AMS-NYC, for example, there are already over 28 slots being used (2 flights a day into and out of AMS...

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by 737307
Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA Takes Legal Action to End Dutch Slot Rule
Replies: 43
Views: 8805

IATA Takes Legal Action to End Dutch Slot Rule

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has started legal action in the Netherlands in order to prevent the implementation of a new Policy Rule for slot allocation, which would harm the functioning system of slot allocation on the global level and lead to commercial damage for IATA membe...

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by 737307
Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2966

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

Former Secretary of State, former Republican, and all around smart guy died of Covid 19 complications. https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/18/politics/colin-powell-dies/index.html Was fully vaccinated too. He was very immunocompromised tho. This has been my fear all along is that these vaccines lose their ...

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by 737307
Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2966

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

Former Secretary of State, former Republican, and all around smart guy died of Covid 19 complications. https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/18/politics/colin-powell-dies/index.html Was fully vaccinated too. He was very immunocompromised tho. This has been my fear all along is that these vaccines lose their ...

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by 737307
Sun Oct 17, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 43
Views: 2783

Re: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum

What is the problem with Texas these days. First they want to control woman's bodies and now they want to deny the Holocaust?

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by 737307
Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue
Replies: 84
Views: 4841

Re: The Netflix - Sarandos/Chappelle Issue

Netflix has every right to cancel any of their shows. What happened to "but but bur private companies are not beholden to free speech laws"?? Nevertheless, I am 100% against this pathetic Cancel Culture where a loudmouth minority thinks they can bully the silent majority into compliance. B...

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by 737307
Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British MP Killed
Replies: 33
Views: 2250

Re: British MP Killed

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theo_van_ ... m_director)#Murder

Unfortunately, these incidents will continue to happening until people will learn to express their emotions verbally, and not violently.
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We have seen this before, in Holland. Film director van Gogh was also killed by an extremist.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theo_van_ ... m_director)#Murder

Unfortunately, these incidents will continue to happening until people will learn to express their emotions verbally, and not violently.

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by 737307
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices
Replies: 46
Views: 2598

Re: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices

How does pricing work now? In the US? Like this: In the United States, the price of prescription drugs is relatively unregulated, enabling pharmaceutical companies to increase their drug prices beyond inflation rates and regardless of demand. -The majority of a pharmaceutical company’s revenue come...

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by 737307
Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2532
Views: 442225

Re: Jetblue Network Thread - 2021

Is that map an opinion by the poster? Otherwise, it must be substantiated by a link to the real deal..

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by 737307
Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices
Replies: 46
Views: 2598

Re: Medicare should be able to negoitiate Drug Prices

How does pricing work now?

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by 737307
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 32
Views: 2136

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

Another option is to start your own business. People had plenty of time - being locked up for about a year - to think about that.

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by 737307
Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q4 2021
Replies: 1586
Views: 284931

Re: Confirmed: New United international routes 10/14

CALMSP wrote:
skipness1E wrote:
Do we think we'll be back to normal for the summer next year? I can't imagine wearing a face mask for long haul, it's just too much for me.


I'd say masks will be 100% for 2022.


Then TATL will be dead for the most part.

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by 737307
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas abortion law
Replies: 355
Views: 20625

Re: Texas abortion law

The Federal suit is moving forward: https://www.wsj.com/articles/federal-judge-questions-texas-abortion-law-in-case-filed-by-justice-department-11633112921 Can legislatures pass laws for which they have not culpability over? Should they be able to do such? I guess you could pass all sorts of laws t...

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by 737307
Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022
Replies: 75
Views: 6886

Re: French presidential election : 1st round on Sunday, April 10th 2022

It's getting confusing. So, Macron is not from "LR"? He has his own party?

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by 737307
Sat Oct 09, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1662
Views: 233562

Re: DL International BOS Additions

Moral of the Story: connect in Europe if possible, not in the USA. It saves you the "bag circus" at a minimum.

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by 737307
Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate
Replies: 29
Views: 1162

Re: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate

Of course, this is never is going to happen in the US as we don't live in a Democracy but an Oligarchy masquerading as a democracy. https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-echochambers-27074746 And that’s why most Americans are actually liberals who call themselves conservatives and who vote for conservative...

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by 737307
Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate
Replies: 29
Views: 1162

Re: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate

A possible solution to shrink the gap between wages and GDP would be to renounce all income taxes and instead levy corporate and capital gain taxes only. A fascinating proposal but it would naturally never succeed in the US system. Too few with too much to lose. I think it could work very well. Tak...

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by 737307
Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate
Replies: 29
Views: 1162

Re: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate

That's what you get when you ditch sound money and abandon the Gold Standard. You will immediately get fiat currency inflation which acts as a transfer of wealth from the labor class to the capital class. Simply put, the endless money printing by the FED and the borrow-and-spend attitude of the gove...

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by 737307
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four wheelers and taxation in India.
Replies: 154
Views: 5051

Re: Four wheelers and taxation in India.

Large scale EV adoption (in the US) is pie-in-the-sky for now. Why? Because the decrepit USA electricity network cannot even provide reliable power right now without constant brown-outs and black-outs (see e.g. California). And now we are supposed to swap tens of millions of gasoline cars for electr...

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by 737307
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate
Replies: 29
Views: 1162

Re: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate

Tugger wrote:
Dieuwer wrote:
Tax rates mean nothing if the tax code is riddled with loopholes.

That's why this is a minimum.

Tugg


Still, I would not be surprised if large corporations still pay nothing thanks to creative bookkeeping.

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by 737307
Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4992

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

As I have shown before, total tax rates including compulsory payments are already too high and well-above what the folks in Europe pay. So, the problem in fact are not payments, the problem is spending. On top of that, I would argue that Americans get a very crappy return for all that spend. Look at...

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by 737307
Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate
Replies: 29
Views: 1162

Re: Global Tax Agreement: 15% Minimum Corporate Rate

Tax rates mean nothing if the tax code is riddled with loopholes.

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by 737307
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 126200

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

In contrast to the fireworks set off by Delta, and to a lesser extend by AA, United seems to be awfully quiet. Have they given up on BOS? For instance, if we compare non-stop routes flown by UA to those of AA and DL. it is really minimal. I mean, it is telling that Southwest has more (non-seasonal) ...

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by 737307
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 486
Views: 109968

Re: Air France KLM News and Discussion Thread - 2021

https://www.telegraaf.nl/financieel/555 ... italisatie
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What is this talk about "imminent bankruptcy" of AF-KL if they do not get another round of billions of euros of bailout money?

https://www.telegraaf.nl/financieel/555 ... italisatie

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by 737307
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 679
Views: 126200

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Did someone mention BOS-BWI on Delta? Because I don't see it in the 2022 schedule.

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by 737307
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What would it take for you to move Jobs
Replies: 29
Views: 1495

Re: What would it take for you to move Jobs

More money, less stress.

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by 737307
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1532

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

If we go by the Oxford definition of "Whistleblower", then I know at least half a dozen whistleblowers. But I doubt 60 Minutes will be interested talking to them, as it probably is not as "big" as Facebook.

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by 737307
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1532

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

SEC regulates financial fraud. This is all just uninformed silliness. Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen Releases Her 8 Damning SEC Complaints https://gizmodo.com/facebook-whistleblower-frances-haugen-releases-her-8-da-1847802360 The SEC did comment, in fact...kinda. The SEC told 60 Minutes it “...

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by 737307
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1532

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

How about the fact that Facebook Fraudulently asserted that they were removing hateful posts ,and falsely assuring everyone that they were safe on Facebook, when the exact opposite is true. If someone searches for and follows hate speech , then they will get more of it. That would come under Fraudu...

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by 737307
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1532

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Not when it is used with certain symbolism ,such as gross images or harmful behaviors. Much of what was seen all over facebook. Also facebook profiting off of hate speech and disparaging people of certain groups creates issues within legal areas. Are you making an assertion? If so, then please prov...

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by 737307
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1532

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Unsafe is rather broad, and i will say that allowing people to yell fire in a crowded theatre would apply here. Hate speech is not protected, and Facebook allowing such to go unfettered is definitely illegal. Especially if they have it upon themselves to remove the content. Hate speech definitely i...

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by 737307
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1532

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Irrelevant. That's your personal goalpost. Nobody else is talking about that. Nope. It is very much relevant. 60 Minutes interviewed the former facebook employee as being a whistleblower. Thereby making it about somebody who.... "exposes information or activity within a private, public, or gov...

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by 737307
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1532

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Irrelevant. That's your personal goalpost. Nobody else is talking about that. Nope. It is very much relevant. 60 Minutes interviewed the former facebook employee as being a whistleblower. Thereby making it about somebody who.... "exposes information or activity within a private, public, or gov...

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by 737307
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1532

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

They show they have misrepresented the nature of some of their programs and processes to the public. The leaks were to the media, not any regulatory body. You're barking up the wrong tree entirely. Just plain silly. Did they break the law, yes or no. Irrelevant. That's your personal goalpost. Nobod...

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by 737307
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Adaptation of Books
Replies: 54
Views: 2297

Re: Movie Adaptation of Books

The movie version of the Neverending Story was bad. Although some people love it for its cult status.
I still hope Disney does a remake.

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by 737307
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1532

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

She released internal documents and presentations that she, as a data scientist, had access to. What more do you want? This is just childish and silly :whistleblower: https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/04/leak-shows-facebooks-business-model-needs-regulating-says-mep/ So what? Do these documents show Fa...

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by 737307
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1532

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Not a deflection. You made a claim opposite the reported narrative - the onus for evidence is on you. Nope. She claims to be a whistleblower. PROVE IT. She released internal documents and presentations that she, as a data scientist, had access to. What more do you want? This is just childish and si...

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by 737307
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1532

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

What evidence have you seen that she is a disgruntled employee looking for a payday? Don't deflect. The onus is on 60 Minutes and the ex-employee to prove she is a real whistleblower. SImply saying "I am a wistleblower" isn't gonna cut it. Not a deflection. You made a claim opposite the r...

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by 737307
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1532

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Still have not seen any EVIDENCE that this woman is a real "whistleblower" and not a disgruntled ex-employee who is looking for attention/payday. Did Facebook break any laws? Spread child porn for instance?? What evidence have you seen that she is a disgruntled employee looking for a payd...

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by 737307
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1532

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

Still have not seen any EVIDENCE that this woman is a real "whistleblower" and not a disgruntled ex-employee who is looking for attention/payday.
Did Facebook break any laws? Spread child porn for instance??

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by 737307
Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 57747

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Hopefully we are finally at the end of this pandemic. An optimist if ever I read one! I don't subscribe to pessimism as a cause but... with an awful lot of people in the rich countries sceptical of vaccination against this virus (and possibly just as many or more in poor countries with limited capa...

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by 737307
Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 - Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 564
Views: 57747

Re: Covid19 - Vaccine News and discussion thread

Merck needed a win after going 0-3 on their first three attempts at getting into the COVID game. It'll be interesting to see what demand is really like for this. I wonder how it'll be identified, prescribed, and administered reliably in the time frame needed since I guess it needs to be started qui...

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by 737307
Wed Oct 06, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans
Replies: 144
Views: 4992

Re: Democrat infighting over agenda and achievable plans

What is also clear that it is always about "taxes" and who should pay them, while you never hear about expenses and if we perhaps should finally curtail or even reduce them. This is clear from the fact that when you live in e.g. California or NY, you total tax bill (including funding retir...

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by 737307
Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Google Flights now shows CO2 Emissions
Replies: 23
Views: 1849

Re: Google Flights now shows CO2 Emissions

https://www.visualcapitalist.com/a-glob ... by-sector/

At minimum, what Google does it just gimmickry. At worst, gaslighting.
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Air transport contributes only 1.9% to global emissions. In short, a rounding error.

https://www.visualcapitalist.com/a-glob ... by-sector/

At minimum, what Google does it just gimmickry. At worst, gaslighting.

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by 737307
Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 3128
Views: 515920

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021

Does AA have any expansion plans in Mexico?

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by 737307
Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2630

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

Sorry, those loopholes are available to everyone and the people/the voters elect those people and re-elect them and let them pass this legislation. There is no hypocrisy with say people need to pay taxes appropriately and those same people taking the legal options available to them. It is just whin...

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by 737307
Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook Whistleblower
Replies: 39
Views: 1532

Re: Facebook Whistleblower

No demand = no supply. You want to prevent drug abuse? Make sure demand isn't there by educating people about the health effects and teach them to live a healthy life. You want to prevent consumption of "misinformation"? Educate people and teach them how to develop critical thinking skills...

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by 737307
Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2630

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

The real issue is the legal avoidance aspects. I get it, I avoid whatever taxes I can too, filing to take advantage of whatever allowances are available to me. Many people do that. The difference is the scale. At scale using these schemes can pay for themselves, so you pay some smart legal or accou...

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