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Jul 29, 2014
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motiveweight:

Junk food is engineered to be addictive - The science behind making the food that’s so bad for us taste so good…VIDEO

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Jul 29, 2014
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mymodernmet:

The Abyss Table is a stunning coffee table that mimics the depths of the ocean with stacked layers of wood and glass. Made by London-based furniture design company Duffy London, the limited-edition piece comes with the hefty price tag of £5,800 (nearly $10,000).


Jul 29, 2014
@ 2:43 pm

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"This refers to a legal maneuver in which a company declares that its U.S. operations are owned by its foreign subsidiary, not the other way around, and uses this role reversal to shift reported profits out of American jurisdiction to someplace with a lower tax rate.
"The most important thing to understand about inversion is that it does not in any meaningful sense involve American business  “moving overseas.”  Consider the case of Walgreens, the giant drugstore chain that, according to multiple reports, is on the verge of making itself legally Swiss. If the plan goes through, nothing about the business will change; your local pharmacy won’t close and reopen in Zurich. It will be a purely paper transaction — but it will deprive the U.S. government of several billion dollars in revenue that you, the taxpayer, will have to make up one way or another.
"Does this mean President Obama is wrong to describe companies engaging in inversion as “corporate deserters”? Not really — they’re shirking their civic duty, and it doesn’t matter whether they literally move abroad or not. But apologists for inversion, who tend to claim that high taxes are driving businesses out of America, are indeed talking nonsense. These businesses aren’t moving production or jobs overseas — and they’re still earning their profits right here in the USA. All they’re doing is dodging taxes on those profits.
"And Congress could crack down on this tax dodge — it’s already illegal for a company to claim that its legal domicile is someplace where it has little real business, and tightening the criteria for declaring a company non-American could block many of the inversions now taking place. So is there any reason not to stop this gratuitous loss of revenue? No.
~ PAUL KRUGMAN

"This refers to a legal maneuver in which a company declares that its U.S. operations are owned by its foreign subsidiary, not the other way around, and uses this role reversal to shift reported profits out of American jurisdiction to someplace with a lower tax rate.

"The most important thing to understand about inversion is that it does not in any meaningful sense involve American business  “moving overseas.”  Consider the case of Walgreens, the giant drugstore chain that, according to multiple reports, is on the verge of making itself legally Swiss. If the plan goes through, nothing about the business will change; your local pharmacy won’t close and reopen in Zurich. It will be a purely paper transaction — but it will deprive the U.S. government of several billion dollars in revenue that you, the taxpayer, will have to make up one way or another.

"Does this mean President Obama is wrong to describe companies engaging in inversion as “corporate deserters”? Not really — they’re shirking their civic duty, and it doesn’t matter whether they literally move abroad or not. But apologists for inversion, who tend to claim that high taxes are driving businesses out of America, are indeed talking nonsense. These businesses aren’t moving production or jobs overseas — and they’re still earning their profits right here in the USA. All they’re doing is dodging taxes on those profits.

"And Congress could crack down on this tax dodge — it’s already illegal for a company to claim that its legal domicile is someplace where it has little real business, and tightening the criteria for declaring a company non-American could block many of the inversions now taking place. So is there any reason not to stop this gratuitous loss of revenue? No.

~ PAUL KRUGMAN


Jul 29, 2014
@ 2:05 pm

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Note to self: Reading YouTube comments is not at all healthy, is not debate, perpetuates your pessimism about humanity. Do not do it.


Jul 29, 2014
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Thousands Of Women Killed In Witch Hunts

"Nearly 2,100 people accused of witchcraft have been killed between 2000 and 2012, according to crime records gathered by the Indian newspaper Mint."

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Jul 29, 2014
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Fibonacci’s Spiral ~ by Arvin Rahimzadeh

Fibonacci’s Spiral ~ by Arvin Rahimzadeh


Jul 29, 2014
@ 10:58 am

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stunningpicture:

Preserved Megalapteryx foot

more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upland_Moa

stunningpicture:

Preserved Megalapteryx foot

more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upland_Moa

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Jul 29, 2014
@ 10:48 am

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Legalities of teaching Creation in the Science Classroom »

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Jul 29, 2014
@ 10:11 am

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itscolossal -  The Cloud: An Interactive Thunderstorm in Your House

itscolossalThe Cloud: An Interactive Thunderstorm in Your House

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Jul 29, 2014
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'Evidence of life from outer space' in Earth's atmosphere »

theantidote:

Scientists believe they have found the first evidence of life arriving to Earth from space, which could completely change our view of biology and evolution The team, from the University of Sheffield, made the discovery after sending a balloon high into the stratosphere. On its return they found organisms that were too large to have originated from Earth. Professor Milton Wainwright, who led the team, said the results could be revolutionary.

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Jul 29, 2014
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Jul 29, 2014
@ 8:34 am

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the U.S.can stfu about sowing the seeds of liberty and liberating countries from dictators right about now

the U.S.can stfu about sowing the seeds of liberty and liberating countries from dictators right about now

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Jul 29, 2014
@ 8:15 am

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Jul 29, 2014
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humanoidhistory:

Evel Knievel jumps over buses, October 25, 1975. Photo by Tom Hubbard.
(Rachel Richardson/Flickr)

humanoidhistory:

Evel Knievel jumps over buses, October 25, 1975. Photo by Tom Hubbard.

(Rachel Richardson/Flickr)

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