Monday, May 16, 2016

EU Politicians Slam New Tax Deal That Lets Big Business Avoid Probes

Members of the European Parliament are not impresse with the European Commission's proposed transparency rules that will oblige multinational declare their profits on a country-by-county basis in an effort to stamp out tax evasion, because they will not apply to 90 percent of companies
The new rules – coming in the wake of the LuxLeaks and Panama Papers that found widespread use of tax havens by multinationals, including Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple, to move profits offshore, will actually help such corporate giants avoid paying taxes in countries in the EU where those transactions took place and where taxes should be paid.

Other tax dodges include the use of so-called "sweetheart deals" in countries like Luxembourg and Ireland, where the tax regime is more benign that in other states and the UK, where tax officers will negotiate discounts on standard tax rates if corporate lawyers threaten to move jobs abroad. These procedures – which are totally legal – are known as "aggressive tax planning."

The European Commission has proposed making companies report their actual profits on a country-by-country basis. However, critics say the new tax arrangement – for multinationals with a total consolidated group revenue of at least US$847 million – will only involve passing tax information between member states' tax agencies and will not be made public or available to journalists.

 Transparency International EU says that setting the threshold for companies covered by the reporting requirement at US$847 million in annual consolidated turnover would – according to the OECD’s estimates – exclude 85-90 percent of multinationals from the reporting requirement. A lower threshold would cover more companies, providing more data on the activities of multinationals and ensuring a more level playing field.


Is it possible to eradicate all diseases?

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife have dreamed up this great money making scheme. They have announced they will try to eradicate all diseases by the end of the century. It follows down the same path of greed and self interest previously trodden by Bill and Melinda Gates and their Gates Foundation which has been so sucessful in its efforts to eradicate disease and poverty that it now gets $2 from governments and the United Nations for every $1 it spends ...

Shock, Horror! Millennials Safe Space Violated As Facebook Algo Accident Exposes Them To Diverse Ideas
Late last month (August 2016,) the Zuckerbugger's zoons put an algorithm in charge of the Facebook “trending” feature, to select the most popular topics, articles and keywords on the web in a narrow timeframe and with due respect for the 'safe space' of millenials who can be traumatised if they encounter microaggrrrrressions in the form of controversial ideas or unorthodox opinions ...

Google, Facebook, Amazon: algorithms will soon rule our lives so we'd better understand how they work

One of the most interesting announcements in last week's Budget – well, for me at least, as someone who has no savings and doesn’t play bingo or drink much – was the new Alan Turing Institute: £220 million of government support will be invested into "big data and algorithm" research.

BoJo Was Correct – The EU Was A Nazi Idea

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Did the Nevada Democratic Party Just Steal Another State From Bernie Sanders?

The big story of this US Presidential Election year started way back in January with the Iowa caucus, the show that kicked off the whole process. For the Democrats, whose task it to find a successor to the woefully inept Barack Hussein Obama, with the Democratic Party caucus vote producing no clear winner. The anointed one, Madame Vinegar Tits herself, Hillary Clinton was in a tie with the Washington outsider and bookies' outsider, the maverick and perpetual rebel Bernie Sanders.

What did the Democrats do to decide the issue. They showing their consummate amateurism they decided to settle the election in the precincts that were too close to call on the toss of a coin. And the Clinton camp won five out of six. with the coin coming down on heads five times in a row.

Since then the email scandal (servergate) has gone over the top, accusations of cronyism when she was Secretary of State have emerged, The Clinton Foundation, the charity Hillary set up when first lady, is being investigated for misappropriation of funds, and now there's this:

May 16, 2016   |   Claire Bernish(ANTIMEDIA) Nevada — In what might best be described as a minor electoral coup, the Nevada Democratic Party did its utmost to ensure a caucus victory for Hillary Clinton — and it appears they succeeded. “We need civility in the Democratic Party — civility,” bemoaned Sen. Barbara Boxer to the largely outraged crowd, amid boos and shouts of “recount,” in the Paris hotel in Las Vegas on Saturday. “When you’re booing me, you’re booing Bernie Sanders,” asserted Boxer, a Hillary supporter, fanning the flames. “You know something, I grew up in Brooklyn and I’m not afraid of bullies. I’m for Hillary Clinton because she’s for all of us. So keep yourselves booing and boo yourselves out of the election.

Boxer’s obstinate fealty to Clinton did nothing to pacify the thousands milling about, jeering — especially when she added, “We had our Nevada Caucus and Hillary Clinton won.”
As Nevada State Democratic Party Chairwoman and member of the national DNC’s Executive Committee, Roberta Lange, stood at the podium before thousands of mostly irate party members, an unidentified woman — as captured in video footage uploaded to Facebook — made a request on behalf of the crowd:

“I am asking you to have a recount. 9:30 was too soon for a preliminary vote. The petition did not get to everyone.”

Many attendees demanded that 64 excluded Sanders delegates, listed in a “minority report,” be allowed to participate. But Lange instead swiftly called for a voice vote to implement a temporary change of party rules on a permanent basis. Then she took it upon herself to affirm the result — which, as video shows the obstreperous reaction, was at least debatable — abruptly adjourned the meeting with an impotent slam of the gavel, and simply walked out, leaving pandemonium in her wake.

Stunned at Lange’s unceremonious departure, the throngs of Sanders devotees screamed incredulously at the now vacant podium, demanding an explanation for what had just taken place. Murmurs showed resolve to wait in the convention room until just democracy could be carried out — to no avail.

Shortly after Lange’s exit, which was followed by other party officials who then had to be escorted by police offstage, hotel security and armed local law enforcement officers appeared at the front of the auditorium.
I don’t know if anyone can see this,” says Adryenn Ashley, who uploaded video to Facebook as events unfolded. “I don’t know if you can hear this, but there are 20 armed sheriffs here to help them steal the election … They’re saying leave now or else.
At one point, a Hillary T-shirt-adorned woman even called for Bernie supporters to be ‘arrested.’
As hotel security can be heard on video saying, as officers ushered the outraged attendees from the meeting floor, “it is now in the hands of the attorneys,” and “[p]lease leave peacefully. Please leave, it is not safe here.

But as one Sanders supporter rightly intoned, “If we do not leave, it becomes a big issue. I’m not leaving.
Eventually, attendees disbursed — however disenfranchised they felt.

In the aftermath, those aforementioned 64 excluded delegates secured Clinton’s win by 33 — with final tallies on the day at 1,695 attending for Hillary to Sanders’ 1,662.
So contentious were the totals that Nevada Democratic convention credentials committee co-chair, Leslie Sexton, claimed the action by the state party rules committee “violates the spirit and values of our state and our nation.” As reported by RealClearPolitics, she continued:

“The credentials minority report is based on the challenge of 64 Sanders delegates. Contrary to the procedures and precedents set by the committee, nearly none of these 64 people were presented with the opportunity to be heard by the committee or to demonstrate that they are registered Democrats. Without the opportunity to be heard, no delegate could be stricken. The actions of the credentials committee violate the spirit of the Nevada state delegate plan which encourages full participation in the delegate process, and it violates the spirit and values of our state and our nation.”

Perhaps Sexton absolutely characterizes the disenfranchisement of the voting public as the primary season rolls on, as state after state reports innumerable complaints from voters. Or perhaps, her statement evidences a larger pattern of usurpation of the vote — as state after state reports mysteriously cleansed voter rolls, registration ballot shortages, inexcusably long lines, and inexplicably under-trained volunteers — who often sport candidate-specific paraphernalia, in direct conflict with established electoral law.

As outrageous as the Nevada State Convention might have seemed, it stands as yet further evidence that votes will be taken by whom the establishment deems pertinent to the narrative. If the DNC touts Hillary Clinton then, voters be damned, she will be their nominee.

With rumors a contested Democratic National Convention may be in the works, it would seem more pertinent than ever to examine how vehemently the establishment guards its go-to candidate — something with which past supporters of Ron Paul have well familiarized themselves.
It now stands virtually impossible to deny — elections are nothing more than a rigged theater of political appeasement.

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And there is still the nasty smell of Banghazi hanging around.

I have never liked the Clinton's, its nothing to to with Bill's behaviour, I'd be a hypocrite if I condemned a man for womanising, there's just that sense of entitlement thing about them that taints so many 'liberals' and left wingers, that "Don't do as I do, do as I say" authoritarianism. And if the Obama years have been a disater for the USA, socially, economically and globally, don't make the mistake of thinking this stupid, arrogant, self centred, solipsistic woman cannot be a one thousand times worse President. Can you imagine Vladimir Putin's reaction if the tries to play the woman card or act the spoiled rich bitch in high level negotiations?


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The inevitable outcome of politically correct thinking in politics

The Canadian Revenue Agency actually commented on this one.>

Something to ponder ... but, worth a broad smile !
Amazing, but true, if you think about it! The importance of
accuracy in your tax return,

The CRA has returned the Tax Return to a man in Canada after he apparently answered
one of the questions.

In response to the question, .."Do you have anyone dependent on you?"
The man wrote:

"2.1 million illegal immigrants, 1.1 million> crackheads, 4.4 million unemployable scroungers, 80,000 criminals in over 85 prisons plus 450 idiots in Parliament, thousands of 'politicians' and an entire group that call themselves 'Senators'
The CRA stated that the response he gave was unacceptable.

The man's response back to CRA was, ... "Who did I leave out ?


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