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Does anyone know if this part is in the TPP?

http://www.npr.org/2015/02/12/385471616/obamas-plan-to-tax-overseas-earnings-draws-scrutiny

Obama's Plan To Tax Overseas Earnings Draws Scrutiny

Remember he always plays a good game of chess.

"American companies have about $2 trillion in overseas accounts — money they could be using to hire workers and pay dividends in the United States. But they're reluctant to do so, in part because of the way the U.S. tax system works.
President Obama proposed some big changes in the tax code last month that would encourage U.S. companies to bring more money home. A lot of people in Washington agree with the goal, but there's sharp disagreement about how to accomplish it.

Last month, the European Union issued a report about Amazon and the taxes it pays. The online retailer does a lot of business in Europe but its corporate tax rate is in the single digits, says Crawford Spence of the University of Warwick in England. "They pay very little tax here, because most of their tax is paid in Luxembourg," he says.

And Amazon isn't alone. Big U.S. companies, including Starbucks and Apple, have pared down their tax bill by funneling revenue into tax havens like Luxembourg and Ireland. Spence says it's totally legal.

"Currently the rules are very complicated, very convoluted, which suits companies very well, 'cause there are always loopholes," he says.

This is probably the wrong thread but I would like to here from people who know the law

I talked to a friend of mine last night. She told me one of the most amazing stories I've ever heard.

First off I will say that I am not judging the woman's daughter as she has panic disorder and agoriphobia and many illnesses.

She has already lost 2 babies because she was high when she was pregnant when she was using opiates. Now my friend says that she is never allowed to keep a baby in the state of florida because of this. She is doing much better and only has "slips" with the drugs at times. Hopefully as time goes by she will finally be free of them completely.

So if she gets clean and sober in 10 years she will still not be able to have a child without the authorities taking it away? I find that ridiculous and I wonder if she has been mislead.

I'm cross posting this from GD. I see many fake news stories and when I want to check them out

I get page after page of the same shit from different right wing rags. And even if I add "hoax" or "politifact" or "snoops" I still get nothing. What can be done about this?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026517477

Lies from the right are not being debunked and you can go pages and pages in Google and it is

only a bunch of right winged sites that are stating the same thing. I was a victim of this several months ago and when I posted the fake article I got the shit beat out of me here.

I found this on someone's FB page.

http://www.lifenews.com/2015/03/25/new-york-house-passes-bill-allowing-shooting-babies-through-the-heart-with-poison-to-kill-them/

"New York Assembly Passes Bill Allowing Shooting Babies Through the Heart With Poison to Kill Them"

snip

"Today in a vote of 94-49 the New York State Assembly approved passage of AB 6221, the extreme stand-alone 10th point from the previously packaged 10-point Women’s Equality Act, which would expand third-trimester abortions and allow non-doctors to perform abortions. "

So I went through several pages on Google and all of the sites said the same thing. I had to put the bill number in to get the right information. I wish groups like Snoops and Politifact would cover these things


http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&bn=A06221&term=2015&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Text=Y&Votes=Y#A06221

So apparently the cops have been changing Wikipedia pages to make themselves look better than shit

http://rt.com/usa/241221-nypd-confirm-garner-wikipedia/

The New York Police Department has confirmed that a computer connected to its internal network was used to edit the Wikipedia page for Eric Garner, the unarmed Staten Island man who died in July 2014 after being held in a chokehold by NYPD officers.

After reports that several Wikipedia articles about alleged cases of police brutality were updated from NYPD network computers, a force representative confirmed over the weekend that officials have identified the person who edited the entry about Garner’s death.

On Sunday, Capital New York reported that a police spokesperson said that the person who made revisions to the article on Garner made them from an NYPD computer outside of headquarters.

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The edits to the “Death of Eric Garner” Wikipedia page were made hours after grand jury’s decision in December 2014 not to charge the NYPD officer who put Garner in a chokehold. “Garner raised both his arms in the air” was changed to “Garner flailed his arms about as he spoke,” Capital reported, and “Use of the chokehold has been prohibited” was changed to “Use of the chokehold is legal, but has been prohibited.”


Fox news mad that students learn from class

I don't know if this was posted before but it is the first time I've seen it and I am really shocked. A
Fox "news" host interviews students from HARVARD about who is the biggest threat to world peace, ISIS or America.


Here is a list of NCAA sponsors in case anyone wants to boycott and call/ email them about it

Get them in their pocketbook and they will listen.

AT&T
CAPITAL ONE
COCA-COLA
ALLSTATE
BING
BUFFALO WILD WINGS
BUICK
BURGER KING
ENTERPRISE
fireHD
INFINITY
LOWES
LG
NABISCO
NORTHWERTERN MUTUAL
REESE'S
UNILEVOR
UPS


And from their website:


"Turner and CBS will negotiate the NCAA’s corporate champion and corporate partner agreements. If you are interested in becoming an NCAA corporate champion, corporate partner, or other NCAA marketing rights sublicensee, please contact Will Funk at Turner Sports at 212-275-6583 or will.funk@turner.com or Devron Edwards at CBS Sports at 803-407-4287 or dhedwards@cbs.com. Turner and CBS can also provide information about advertising opportunities on the NCAA’s digital platforms such as NCAA.com.

Other questions about the NCAA Corporate Champion and Corporate Partner Program can be directed to the NCAA corporate alliances staff (317-917-6222), which oversees the national program.

While looking for medicine from Canada for a $500 drug in the US I came across this

It is important because the cost of drugs in this country is so ridiculous. The drug companies are scamming us right in our faces and in front of the world. This website is working to stop negative bills and support positive ones for buying prescription from Canada and other places. It also will tell you who to call and what to say to this end.
RxRights is a national coalition dedicated to raising awareness and spurring action around safe prescription drug importation. The Coalition seeks to inform and educate both the public and our elected officials on the complex issues surrounding prescription drug sales in the U.S. Read more about the Coalition. This is very important especially for seniors who just get Medicare because they have to spend so much out of pocket for their medication


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Individuals and organizations that support the right to safe and affordable prescription drug importation are encouraged to join the RxRights Coalition. As a member, you will receive relevant updates and action alerts and are encouraged to participate in discussions on our website. Sign up for our updates!

Ask your representatives in Congress tough questions.

Find out their position on the issue of affordable medicine. Here are some suggested questions:

Will you back the Safe and Affordable Drugs from Canada Act (S. 122)? Find out more about this bill introduced by Senators Klobuchar/McCain.
Do you support Senator Vitter’s amendment? This amendment would defund the FDA’s proposed rule to allow for the seizure and destruction of personally imported medicine.
If the answer to the above questions is “no,” ask them: “What are you doing to ensure that your constituents have access to affordable medicine?”
Here’s how you can educate members of Congress:

Let them know that millions of Americans safely utilize drug importation.
Illustrate the need for access to affordable medicine.
Use our infographic and your personal story to illustrate the severity of the problem.

http://www.rxrights.org/your-right-to-safe-and-affordable-prescription-drugs/take-action/

Does anyone else feel like our President being treated so badly is related to white cops

killing unarmed black men and college students singing horrible songs about black people and all the other racism that goes on in this country.


If these senators believe our president is their inferior then of course they would try and undermine him at every turn. They must feel intense hate for this man. They believe their inferior has power over them and they can't stand that. So they do everything they can to usurp his power including trying to start a war by themselves.

I believe that they would cripple the US just to assuage their pathological racism. Remember that so many of them would still hold slaves if it were legal and they probably come from ancestral lines that were slave holders.

It makes me sick to think that so many people are like this. And so many of them are in our government.


It is like when a woman shows strength when in a relationship with an abusive man his sense of self crumbles. He must subjugate her, to reduce her and enslave her more. The truth is he is the one with the broken self esteem. He can only feel OK about himself when he is conquering what he thinks is his inferior. And then very often they try to make her feel crazy by telling her that what she knows is not reality. I even heard one man say to his wife after he hit her, "I didn't hit you. I didn't hit you"

These senators hit our president over and over and say they aren't doing it. They come up with inadequate reasons that they hide behind and maybe even believe themselves and they can get their followers to believe it also.

They are sick in the head.

EDIT to add: Jimmy Carter said he thought the problem was racism in government and citizens. He said a lot of people accept black people as long as they are in a lesser position. I'm reminded of those that say, "Uppity black"

I cannot believe what this pest eliminator just did!

I had the air conditioner ducts cleaned last week and the guy told me that he thought there were rats in my attic. First I called the people who spray for fleas around my house and he said that they were there also and gave me a quote of $650 to get them out.

So I went on Angie's List and got a coupon for $175 for an inspection and filling up 5 holes, (around plumbing etc. where they are supposed to get in). I was thinking about trapping them humanely by myself.

So that guy shows up today and tells me that there are no rats and I am very happy about that. And then he pulls out an estimate for PREVENTION that totals over $800 and he takes the $175 off so it is down to $625.

I could not believe my eyes. So I started asking him about these "holes" he was going to close up to prevent things from getting into my house.

One was the little smoke stack thingy that is supposed to create the vacuum to make your toilet flush. He said he saw chew marks and they could get in that way. I thought about it and this house was built in 1985 and wouldn't they have gotten in by now if they were going too? So I x'd that out.

Then, because the $175 I paid was supposed to cover filling in 5 holes at ground level I figured out that the cost for those holes would be $35 each because he said the inspection was free. But in his quote to me he was charging $45 for those holes.

Anyway I am ending up paying just the $175 I have already paid when I thought I would need help with actual rats.

I can't believe how people try and rip you off! I've heard about this with AC people but never had the chance with these types. And it upsets me thinking about all the people, who this is a real hardship for, that do not know better and just accept what people tell them.

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