Good thing for you the coffee bean shortage is coming; you'll have to cut back.
Why worry? First - the neanderthals are extinct, second - they didn't drink coffee.
Maybe they went extinct because their coffee plantations all rusted away?
Americans can retaliate by illegally immigrating to Mexico
Sneaking into Mexico isn't like sneaking into the USA. On their southern border their army shoots illegal immigrants coming from Guatemala on sight.
how much do you think someone might bid to be the first person in 10,000 years to hunt and kill a woolly mammoth? $20M? $50M? That would go a long way in funding further research. Even better: to do so with stone age weapons.
I can't even begin to imagine the liability waiver you'd have to sign.
If the same person had said they attempt to live frugally and therefore don't travel you'd probably say they were a typical Ugly American with no interest in the rest of the world
FYI: The Ugly American was the one who was trying to help the locals in a practical way. It was the pretty Americans who were behaving badly.
"a rising sense of panic as fortunes have disappeared in an instant"
So now they know how their victims feel?
..The (Spanish?) president cancelled the submarine program, saying "Those funny black ships just sink anyway"
Of course labor costs of course are built into the price of goods and services.
Furthermore, from the employer's point of view the labor expense is what they're willing to pay for an employee. How much of it goes to the government isn't really the employer's problem. And if you get paid by a corporate operation the actual amount they pay to have you working is a fair amount higher than what you know about because of behind the scenes payroll taxes. Just let that soak in: the company isn't "willing to pay you x and the government y" in order for you to come to work; the company is "willing to pay x+y" to have you come to work.
In short, income based taxes suck whether they are corporate or personal. They should be replaced with consumption based taxes. Comsumption based taxes are *really hard* to cheat, don't contain many loopholes, and are much more equitable across the low income vs high income spectrum.
So you've laid out a great moral argument except that it completely ignores the mechanics of tax collection. Corporate taxes are paid exclusively by their customers who get it built into the prices of the products. If Apple (or Samsung or Nokia or
And bits of Hadrian's wall can be found in the stone walls of cottages and farms all over Scotland...
And I bet they regret not leaving it intact to keep out the English.
Stone tablets inscribed with royal decrees being used as washing stones...
If they're anything like typical modern laws then they've finally been recycled to be useful.
Problem for him is nobody is really that interested in Dell, so his machinations aren't going to work this time.
Actually no, the problem is that Mr Dell IS interested in Dell which is why Icahn's mechinations aren't going well.
anthropomorphize computers. It makes them angry.
Well health isn't really in the public sector so it should not be a choice on the pole.
Depends on what country you're in. In most of Europe it has been for years. Lately in the USA the purchase of strictly defined health insurance has become mandatory for everyone who isn't already on government coverage so that's de facto public sector. The few places where health care is not at all public sector are either communist countries like China and places with dysfunctional or barely existing governments like large sections of Africa.
Yeah, because the Chinese have bases in countries all over the world... Oh, wait that's us. No, it's the Chinese who are spending themselves into oblivion on weapons of war... Oh, wait, that's us again. We spend more on our military than the next 13 nations combined (but we can't afford to educate our children... bright.) I dunno, perhaps if we moved from offense to defense, these things wouldn't be issues?
Just a thought.
You need to check the ratios on the federal budget to see on what it is the US is spending itself into oblivion. Military spending is not the lion's share. And spending on public education exceeds what the feds spend on the military.