A solution to not only the tax problem but also for the state budget also. What would happen to the companies that don't pay their taxes if that company suddenly become a state owned? I think after a couple of companies became state owned the rest of the companies would be a little more reasonable, and with the profits from those companies would help the budget while not destroying the ability of the company to do its business.
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Mr. Trump, You may try to make Apple build its products here in the US but what Apple will do is just move its company to China. So in the end the US will loose everything and China will be the one who reaps the benefits.
Mr Trump I think that you will have a hard time getting that negotiated.
Unless the EU is interested in promoting antiquated technology they should be investigating their companies instead. Now I am kind of old fashion and don't keep up the latest gadgets and I use a Garmin. My son has a modern smart phone and uses google to navigate. His can update minute by minute as needed to reflect the traffic conditions whereas my Garmin does not. When I do get a new smart phone I will no longer need the Garmin (Tom Tom, etc) for the phone will do everything the gps does and much more.
If the EU gps companies ei Tom Tom etc don't want to lose business let them move into the modern world and produce a better product, one that is better than the others out there and it will have users.
Why should I work my a** of to earn more money to have MY money taken away from by force and given to another? So when they do this it will be VACATION TIME!!!.
I have another suggestion to increase the income for the POOR. For any person who is physically and or mentally fit for that person to receive any unearned entitlements (welfare) that person would have to spend 8 hours a day at some assigned task. That would be based on what that person can do even if that is only sitting in a chair in some autormum without their e-gadgets. There will always be trash to be picked up on public property, or some other menial job that don't take much thought power. Now if a person is truly disabled such as needing 24/7 care then as as long as they are under that 24/7 care they would be exempted from the work requirement. If the person needs child care that would be provided, in fact that could the job for some of the ones getting the unearned entitlements. If nothing else can be found the person would have set in a chair with no entertainment for the time required with only the breaks that people working in the private industry is required to get. Fore some who want to learn to earn they could be taking classes and as long as they passed the classes they could get paid for that instead of the made work. However after the training they would then have to get a job or be given one of the menial jobs.
If this was adopted I would bet that there would be a sudden drop in those who applied for the income and get out and find a job where they can earn more money.
Finally a scientist who should know what he is saying about the rise of the oceans makes sense. Some months ago I calculated the sea rise by finding the volume of ice in the Arctic and The Antarctic and Greenland. Then I took this volume of ice and spread it over the surface are of the seas. I used the formula one volume of ice = one volume of water which it is not the same. I also considered the seas were in a vertical walled container which it is not. The volume of the three ice masses would raise the seas only about 600 to 800 millimeters under these conditions. (I don't remember the exact numbers). However since one volume of ice = only 0.931 volumes of water and as the sea rises so does the surface area. So it is very obvious that the sea rise would be much less.
Ostriches, alligators, snakes and even sharks are fair game . . .
What's the big deal. We do the same for shoes, coats, purses etc. So why the article other than to play upon emotions of the uninformed.
This is a sad "I told you so"
When this CO2 business started several years ago I stated at that time that wind and solar would not be economical substitute for carbon based energy. I said also that nuclear is the best source for producing electric energy. If other than uranium was used it would also be safer without the chance of a runaway reaction.
It is time to think nuclear agan.
Why should Google be the final arbitrator on what should be delisted? That job should be the prerogative of the ECJ or another governmental office. The ECJ should be the one who receives the request, processes the request and then issues the order to the search engine companies the listing that should be delisted. That would give the ECJ a more proactive role in this situation and take out of the hands of the search engine companies if the they failed to following the orders.
Re: Politics. politics....and duplicity
I suggest we kill the troglodytes. . . .
Well, since it is illegal to kill (people) I suggest that we start using the laws and power of the state to force these troglodytes to become like the rest of us. One way that can be accomplished is to use the laws to force people respect the rights of the LGBT and not be able to discriminate against them even if ones religious belief say it is wrong. Religious right are find as long as they don't interfere with modern lifestyles.
If a company wants to make money then keep out all other contenders so all shoppers will have to come to you to get what they want. If the product meets the demand (mostly flashie) of the customers then will pay what the company demands.
And make billions and billions of dollars.
Who else can you trust?
The climate is changing whether we want it to or not. With all that Obama has done to improve the US economy and the positive results that his efforts have had who else would or could one trust? Would or could trust those conservatives, climate deniers who put the world in the economic problems that it is just now coming out of? Give Obama and other like minded world leaders the authority (and budget) to do what needs to be done.
If the ECJ would be the one who sends the delist orders to Google and other search engines the links that is to be forgotten then Google COULD not become the privacy court.
It seems that the ECJ wants its cake and to be able to eat it at the same time. Google should should push that all delisting orders (not requests) should come from the ECJ and not from a request by the person(s) being delisted. It should not be Google (or any other search engine) to make the decision to delist or not. That should be an order that comes from a LEGAL authority and not the company who is to carry out the delisting. Then the search engine(s) would be required to carry out the order as a minimum not as a maximum.
But then the ECJ would be the one who would catch the fallout instead of the search engine(s) who do the delisting and I don't think that the ECJ wants to take the heat for any screw up (as the Spanish did). So Google and other search engines should continue to do as Google did in Spain and when they get a delisting request then honor that request to the nth degree.
Watch out what you wish for because you may get it.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if the EU found that there is no longer any Google? They may get that.
But on the EU's right to be forgotten. If the EU is going enforce the "Right to be forgotten" then is should be the court which informs the search engines what data is to be for gotten and if it does not come from the court the search engines should not obey the request. Of the searcher engines should forget all search results even the ones the police may need if the request comes from the individual and the search engine companies are required to honor it.
Hawkins is correct if
Hawkins may very well be correct if his views on how humanity came into being which is evolution. In evolution life is continuing to evolve and it dose not matter what causes that evolution. In this case it is being caused by humanity and its scientific advancement. So it is logical that one day in the evolution of man that man would make a machine that becomes sentient. Of course man will continue to improve that machine until it will be able to do what man does, reproduce. When that happens then the need for man becomes less important, even unto the point that the cost of keeping humans vs the benefits of humans reaches becomes negative. When that happens then humans will start dying off and soon will not be any more.
ET is spying on us.
The object is not claimed by any power on earth so maybe it is a spy satellite placed in orbit by some extraterrestrial power to determine it an invasion would be successful.
It should be that unless Google receives a take down from the ECJ Google should remove all references of he person requesting the take down from ALL search results form now on or none. The reasoning is that it should not be Google making the judgement call on which to take down or not, that should come form the ECJ. So all take down request would have to go through the ECJ which would issue the take down order to Google and if Google did not adhere to the order then it would be fined according to a predetermined scale.
Now when that happens Google will not be the judge and jury on each of these take down orders.
Now if the ECJ decides that it will not be the clearing house for the take down orders then when Google gets a take down order it should decide to eliminate all search results of the person or company who requested the take down order and even the state would then have to get a court order to revel the results.
The heat would be radiated out into space as infrared radiation.
But I have another question would the change in the sun effect the earth's climate to increase the temperature?
Now just what is the work experience of the two? Now if the man had more experience, say, 5 or 10 or even 15 years in management and the woman has just moved into management the difference in pay is probable less than if it had been a man with the same experience as the woman had been appointed as CEO.
Now when the women come up with a true gender discrimination then tell us so we can do something about it. But stop, please, reporting these feminist complaints that have no bases.
Re: Antactica is melting too
Here is another conundrum. As the lower salinity of the Antactica water freezes the salt is returned to the sea which will in turn raise the salinity of the sea which would lower the freezing point.
Yes there is much more to be known. At this time the ocean currents and the magnesphere are not understood and may never be.
What are Apple buyers going to do.
Well at least with an HP pc one has a choice but with Apple there is NO CHOICE. What is the courts going to do with that one? Are they going to require Apple to allow other operating system on it. How about are they going to allow someone to put an Apple OS on a different computer Apple DOES NOT ALLOW either one of these options.
Re: More Education Is Needed
AceRimmer, the problem with your statement the taxes will not go to fund education. Politicians are notorious for their taxing to fund their pet projects most of which is designed to get themselves reelected.
I have heard and used this statement many times, "Follow the Money". If one follows the money it will tell who is supporting (in some cases opposing) something. Most politicians if they were assured it could not be traced back to them would continue to increase taxes until everybody had to depend upon the government for every aspect of their life.
Now as far as the warning of the climate. The scientist who study history says that the earth has warmed/cooled (not necessarily in that order) many times even to the extent that ice covered much of the northern hemisphere. Most of these cycles happened before humanity was high enough to have much effect either way. But today it is humanity that is the cause of climate change (global warming) weather humanity is or not because now the politicians can use this claim to increase the taxes (to help reduce the cause of the global warming). These taxes are not used to reduce the causes to global warming but fund their pet projects.
Now that Scotland has its own .scout extension maybe Scotland should also drop the use of English and readopt Scottish as the official language. That would prepare the people for Independence.
Can women hack it?
Open to all and open to females. Who can say what the gender of the player is? That is unless the players are all in the same location. But I would dare say that the females played in the all male games when they still existed. It would be much more satisfying for the female(s) to beat a male and also be more humiliating for the male.
But the PC politics will never reach the goal that they claim to want (if it is equality that want) when the carve out a niche for a specific group. If there is a female only then it is telling the females that they cannot compete with the males and have to be given an easier goal to reach.
But equality has never been the goal of any of the PC politicians.
"The Court of Justice of the European Union said in its original ruling that courts will ultimately arbitrate on each request . . .
Google is between a rock and a hard spot. If the EU wants to correct this then all request should be made to the court then when a ruling is made on that request it would be sent to Google to enact. But as it is now Google should eliminate ALL search results for any person that request a removal of a search result. Then the court can tell Google to restore the search results except the ones that should be eliminated.
In other words Google should not be able to receive a request from an individual to drop search results. All request should come form the court. If Google now blocks search results now it should not be responsible nor to determine which search results to include and which to exclude nor liable for missing the mark.
Upon reading this I did a little internet research to find what the volume of Greenland and the polar icecaps and and the surface area of the oceans. I divided the volume of the three icecaps, Antarctica , Arctic and Greenland, by the surface area of the oceans. The answer turned out to be less than one meter. Now that was the total volume of the three icecaps not just sections of only one. See below.
Scientists at NASA and the University of California, Irvine have concluded that the glaciers of West Antarctica are now in terminal decline and the resultant ice loss could raise global sea levels by up to four feet over the next few centuries. "The collapse of this sector of West Antarctica appears to be unstoppable," said UC …
Now I know why they call it climate change. They cannot make up their mind what the result is going to be.
Silviu C. Your comment is so correct!. Hopefully the courts will see through this ruse and slap down these lawyers. Their only purpose is to collect $Millions at the expense of Google and the people they claim to represent.
Give him the opportunity!
Instead of upgrading to PS3 they should take the PS2 and let him have nothing for a while. Why should a killer dictate to the prison? If he does starve himself to death it would be his choice and he would have to do so with the food in his cell though.
I will say this no nation will have a brain drain if (and don't miss the IF) the country that they are in provides a good economic climate so that their work will pay off financially as well as a successful product.
It is an engeneering problem not a nuclear problem.
Since the Fukushima crisis there have been many knee jerk reactions. People did not stop to evaluate what happened. From what I have read it was not the failure of the reactors nor the safety equipment that caused the melt down but the wall of water that knocked out the safety equipment that created the problem. Here is where it become an engineering problem, the site for the reactor was not well picked out. But it should be used as a learning experience. Maybe the engineers, at first, did not think of the dangers of the site. They do now and site selection should be a much higher priority now.
The world is going to need nuclear power for a long time but may one day be able to be phased out. In the mean time nuclear power should be used but where there is not going to be tsunami will be able over flow it. This should not be a problem in Europe where they are phasing out nuclear power even though the price of the energy is quite high and looks to go even higher with the phaseout. This is coupled with the phase out of coal generators also and the shutdown of natural gas generators to a stand by status. To be there to take up the slack when the green energy fails or falls short. This in itself will be done at a very high cost and may even increase the CO2 emissions
170 degrees K to hot for ice
"One idea was that we were seeing ice on the asteroid outgassing, but the object is too hot, around 170 Kelvin, for ice," he explained.
To hot for ice? I must admit that it has been a very long time since I studied this but at a -103.15 degree C does not seem to hot to me.
So the mac air will join the microsoft rt as a landfill object.
so much for privicy
And this in an area of the world where Google cannot inadvertently show a person face or address or car tag number in their street view without the threat of a huge fine if they don't remove or obliterate it. I would say it should be much more serious to put online a porn video than to show someone's face in a street view.
Re: What's the difference between love and herpes?
Well that depends on the definition of love. If it is as many people define it as sex your comparison is true. On the other hand if it is defined as the intertwining of two hearts then it is incorrect. Even I know of an example or two of the later myself.
Closing the power plants.
It is time for the operators of the coal fired, gas fired and nuclear power plants to start to shut down. This may cause the price of electricity to increase more but that is the price of progress. Or the government may be required to buy and operate these power plants even at a lose until a method of storing the electricity generated by solar and wind can be developed. Private operators cannot be expected to operate these conventional power generators at a lose so either the government buys them or pays the private companies to operate them more or less on a contract basis. Personally I would prefer for the private operators to get out of the business totally. Let industry (all industry) be operated by the government for the benefit of all. If there is no need to have all the investors to demand a profit then the profit could be used to reduce the tax burden of the citizens of the country. If the trillions of dollars from the private sector was returned to the public health, retirement, and living conditions could be improved for the citizenry of the whole country and at a lower tax rate in addition. There would be no need for unions or strikes because the wages would be guaranteed to each citizen when they come of age.
Re: And they tell use fracking is safe?
Interesting site. I have noticed that there is not one of those who are supporting fracking bans are advocating the surrender of the "modern lifestyle" . They want the right and the convenience to jet here, to drive there, to have all the electric for air condition and other conveniences yet they want to prevent the recovery of the energy that makes that possible.
There is an environmental cost to every thing that is done today even farming. The production of food (farming) could not be done with the oil/gas industry. Without coal, gas, and oil our way of life could not exist. Even nuclear has its problems and the environmentalist have pushed for its banning in the past. But now many are pushing for more nuclear generators to replace coal and later gas generators.
The question is how much environmental damage is exceptable and how much that damage can be mitigated, The answer to both of these questions depends on what lifestyle one is willing to have.
Repeat of an old theme
This is a take from the event than Britain ran into in India. There the rebels put the word out that the British was using pig fat to seal the powder packets and the Islamic solders that Britain was using would not touch the powder packets to load the rifles which had the expected effect. These Islamic solders could not stand before the rebels.
I also though that the US military should have let the news out that there was pig grease on the bullets they used in Afghanistan and Iraq. But that would have offended the civilians and make it impossible to get them on their side.
The Off Switch!
Yes there is an off switch but it is one that cannot be legislated. But what is wanted is a legislated one. The switch is within each individual to choose not to use porn, child or otherwise.
Re: Where's the off switch?
But the switch on one's own computer dose not stop others form viewing it. What is wanted is a way to prevent anybody from viewing (child) porn. But murder has tried to be stopped every man became civilized(?) but murder still happens!
Re: Won't be able to post hate comments
You only thought (you have that right in the US) permission (elsewhere) but (the right in the US) permission that you thought can be taken away just like it was given to you in the first place. We of the US have the constitutional right to free speech in the US but it dose not mean that a person can say what he wants. We here in the US have had several conservative speakers who were to speak college audience who were stopped by violent demonstration and at a graduating class of doctors the speaker who was from the same school was told not to speak. Not because any of these speakers were promoting hate or overthrow of a government but because they had views that was not the mainstream of the liberal universities.
So with those whose country dose not guarantee your freedom of speech which is given by permission and not law can and will be taken back from you depending on those in power. Good luck in protecting your freedom of speech you will kneed it very much!
The solution to global warming!
The solution to pollution (global warming) is extermination.
Then the earth be a great place to live!
They have the authority
What is the big deal! They are trying to protect the US from terrorist and save lives. Safety DOSE require some sacrifices you know. A little freedom (the government to ease drop on its citizens and visitors) for a little more security from death and attacks by enemies trying to destroy US.
A better method
Eating bugs as protein or using theme as animal feed and then eating the animal or even grinding them up and using theme as fertilizer for crops would also be very inefficient. Any of these ways would only delay the time which the world becomes overpopulated.
A better way would be to reduce the birth rate to slightly below the replacement rate for at lease 80 or so years then allow it to go to the replacement rate. This could be done by requiring all girls when they reach puberty to be given a long term birth control method which dose not require any action on their part . So birth control pills, condoms and other forms that action on the girl's part. Also when and if a effective long term birth control method is developed for boys they would also get this. Then when the prime reproductive age is reached by each certain ones (both girls and boys) would be chosen to reproduce. Some of the criteria may be such things as education, income, inventiveness and the lack of abnormal genes. Some would not be given the privileged to reproduce. Nor would just being a politician would qualify. Being a member of a conservation religious or conservative political group would disqualify one though. Sexual preference nor gender identification would disqualify a person if they qualified other wise.
PLAGUE OF SEX CRAZED MONSTER GRASSHOPPERS TO HIT EAST COAST
Someone in England dose not understand American English or they are deliberately misusing it. The locus plague that is about to hit the east cost of US are not "grasshoppers". Locus is a local term for cicadas and not for the grasshoppers as stated in the headline.
Well, If this climate warming will cause the oceans to rise flooding productive land it will be self correcting. The increased population has caused this rapid rise in global temperature which caused the flooding which causes the reduction in food which causes a reduction in the world population which causes a reduction in global warming pollutants which cause the temperature globally to return to normal. Now we (the earth and its population) are back at go and we the population can start all over again. Now all bets are off if the global warming is caused by something other than man.
If these wifi connections were security enabled how could they snoop on them as they drive by? Now if these connections were NOT security enabled then the users were fools and needed to be taught a lesson. That would be the same as leaving a $100 greenback on your front door and expect it to be there when you come back in a day or two.
Now if Google DID hack into the system and then stole information then the fine was not enough.
So true! The EPA like any other bureaucratic governmental agency has to make itself more indispensable by pushing the original purpose beyond its intent. It is one thing to regulate to a reasonable degree and totally another when the regulations become draconian which EPA has become.
How to prevent happenings like this.
There is a way to prevent armed robberies like this have gun control! Oh, France dose? And it did not prevent the robbery? Then there needs to be gun confiscation and the death penalty or life without parole for people that has guns, except the government personnel except when one of them use the government issued weapons to commit a crime. it that dose not stop it then remove the trial to send them up for life.
Which would hurt less: a global carbon price of $US20 now, or a $US100 carbon price in 2020?
Well, The way the US treasury is printing money I would say $US20 today will be much more valuable than $US100 carbon price in 2020.
Why the difference in price? Is it the VAT? Here in the US we don't have that yet!