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  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 9, 9:41am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 12, 8:23am   ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

I have no idea about the origins of this pic, but I'm guessing that I'll be reposting here in the appropriate threads:
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 12, 8:24am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 12, 12:34pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

they need to be 3d printing taller buildings. The ones in the article are only 1 story high.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 13, 10:13am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Feux Follets says
They also require something to power them and that would be ?

Electricity ! And the fucking shit is expensive and if the largest customer drops off line, guess who gets to pick up the tab ?

At the steel mill that I used to work at, Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Point, MD, sure electricity was used in the plant, but IIRC the fuel used to heat up the ore was coal converted into coke.

Now at a mini-mill, yes, they use electricity.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 13, 11:02am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

This somehow seems appropriate here:
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 13, 11:18am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Look like this has been blocked. Any Idea why QCOM stock hasn't dropped further? It's still way above pre-merger prices.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 14, 8:56am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Down more so far today:
$58.26/sh -1.44 (-2.41%)

I'm expecting it to drift down to pre-buyout levels, which is a little lower still.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 14, 9:02am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote

New Jersey Prepares To Raise Taxes On "Almost Everything" As It Nears Financial Disaster

New Jersey's democrats can't even agree how to best fleece the rich, meanwhile the state careens ever faster toward financial disaster.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 14, 11:35am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote

Dutton looks to help South African farmers

Australia is investigating what visas can be offered to white South African farmers who are facing violence and land seizures at home.

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton believes the farmers deserve "special attention" and need help from a "civilised country" like Australia.

"If you look at the footage and read the stories, you hear the accounts, it's a horrific circumstance they face," Mr Dutton told the Daily Telegraph on Wednesday.

"We have the potential to help some of these people that are being persecuted."

He has directed the Home Affairs department to explore whether the farmers can be accepted into Australia through refugee, humanitarian or other visas, including the in-country persecution visa category.

"I do think on the information that I've seen, people do need help, and they need help from a civilised country like ours," Mr Dutton said.

The minister said it was clear the farmers in question wanted to work hard and contribute to countries like Australia.

"We want people who want to come here, abide by our laws, integrate into our society, work hard, not lead a life on welfare," he said.

"And I think these people deserve special attention and we're certainly applying that special attention now."

Mr Dutton suggested an announcement could be made soon.

"We're just looking at the moment at what might be feasible and hopefully we'll make an announcement in due course," he said.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 14, 12:18pm   ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

You say whores as if it were a bad thing!!!
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 14, 12:19pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Quigley says
I think we can all learn an important lesson here. Neglect your breeding population and face decline to insignificance.

Japan will simply be slightly less overcrowded.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 15, 7:32am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Exactly why are you expecting people to essentially pay for Reddit? Even if Reddit tried to charge $5/month, people would flee it like mad.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 15, 9:27am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Goran_K says
Why didn't they just go to a bathroom?

There are bathrooms on a subway????
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 15, 9:34am   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

lostand confused says
so the woman got away scot free?

What's worse is that she is not named, nor are there any slutty pics of her in the article.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 15, 9:56am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

'Not welcome here': Amazon faces growing resistance to its second home

What do you get for the man who has everything? When it comes to Jeff Bezos – the richest man in the world with around $130bn to his name – many US cities competing to host Amazon’s second headquarters have an answer: billions of dollars in tax incentives.

That proposition has united an ideologically diverse group of dissenters to Amazon’s grand HQ2 competition, ranging from rightwing organizations linked to the Koch brothers to the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Groups and individuals that would normally agree only to mutual disdain and distrust have somehow come around to the same conclusion: that Amazon’s decision to pit 20 cities against each other in a fight to host a future hub is a bad deal for everyone except Amazon.

n Atlanta, an anonymous group of activists with roots in the Occupy movement has set up, a website that compares the HQ2 process to “something like a televised Hunger Games death-match”, and has designed anti-Amazon flyers that have been plastered around town.

Generation Opportunity, a conservative advocacy group for millennials associated with the Koch brothers, has launched a targeted digital ad campaign with a slickly produced, ominously soundtracked video that compares the HQ2 competition to – wait for it – the Hunger Games.

And a petition launched by the prominent urbanist Richard Florida and dozens of other academics calling for the finalist cities to unite in a “mutual non-aggression pact” on tax incentives has garnered more than 15,000 signatures.

The idea behind the pact is that rather than engage in a tax-break arms race, everyone should agree not to offer incentives. That would force Amazon to simply choose its new home by the merits of the locations, which Florida told the Guardian he suspects they will do anyway, and free up local governments to invest their tax dollars in the kind of improvements that make a city attractive to a corporation in the first place.

“I didn’t expect to ever write a protest letter,” said Florida, who was part of the group that organized Toronto’s bid for HQ2, where he advocated against tax incentives. “But one weekend I was so mad, I started emailing my friends across the ideological spectrum, and every one of them said they’d sign on in a minute.”

Florida called the tax incentives proposed by states like New Jersey ($7bn) and Maryland ($3bn) “obscene”, an assessment shared by the Washington-based advocacy group Fair Budget Coalition.

“Jeff Bezos personally has more money than the district’s budget,” said the group’s co-director, Monica Kamen. “Are we going to give the richest man in history a tax break before we make sure that homeless children have a place to sleep?”

The Fair Budget Coalition has worked with the local DSA chapter to launch “Obviously Not DC”, a campaign that takes its name from the district’s pro-DC hashtag campaign, #ObviouslyDC.

Asked how the group felt about ending up on the same side of an issue as the liberal bogeymen the Kochs, Kamen’s co-director Stephanie Sneed chimed in: “A broken clock is right twice a day.”

Brad Landers, a member of New York City council who signed the Florida petition, said that he would be happy for Amazon to move to New York, as long as it paid its fair share.

“You’re not opening a second headquarters as a charitable project,” he said. “You are opening it to make more money, and that is going to impose all these costs that our city has to bear, especially around transit, infrastructure, schools, and housing. You’re not expected to pay more, even though you have some outsize impacts, but to ask to pay less is just appallingly bad corporate behavior.”
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 15, 12:25pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Satoshi_Nakamoto says
I didn't know this back then but it looks like I owe income taxes on those trades, which adds up to about $50k if I add up state (California) and federal. But with the crash that happened recently, I added up my altcoins and I only have like $30k worth. I only have about $5k in other savings.

  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 15, 12:35pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

Satoshi_Nakamoto says
I make $47k a year at my job as an office assistant......I took most of my savings

Then they failed investing 101 if they are making that kind of money and took most of their savings and invested it in one thing.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 16, 7:36am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

CovfefeButDeadly says
However, the law is the law, not to mention reasonable decency.

There was nobody else on that train car. Presumably they offended the CCTV operator???
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2018 Mar 16, 7:38am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote      

This is Equifax, part 2. Except not as bad.