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Comment: Re:Finally (Score 2) 120

by nospam007 (#48019473) Attached to: Apple Faces Large Penalties In EU Tax Probe

"Meh, corporations will simply set up mailboxes on Mars, much like they do in Luxembourg or Lichtenstein, ..."

Bullshit. I'm from Luxembourg and those companies have real offices here, they're just here because for the moment they profit from the low VAT of 15% here because of the current EU law, next year they will move on, when customers will have to pay the VAT to their local governments.

We can actually go to the Paypal Bank Offices and raise hell if there's a problem. :-)

Lichtenstein is something else entirely, there it's the foundation laws.

Comment: Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (Score 1) 451

by nospam007 (#48019381) Attached to: Scientists Seen As Competent But Not Trusted By Americans

"Unlike the EU that closes Nuclear plants when the science clearly shows they actually save lives."

Strangely enough, the Germans had so much solar and wind power without the nukes, that they exported it to countries for so low a price (sometimes for free) that those countries had to shut down reactors too. Especially the Swiss were not amused.

And the 'saving lives' part I will believe when the ashes are cooled down in 200.000 years without hurting anybody.
And if the sites and the guards will have been paid by the energy companies for those 200.000 years.

Comment: not the same (Score 1) 191

by nospam007 (#47954261) Attached to: Why a Chinese Company Is the Biggest IPO Ever In the US

"... even than Visa's ($17.9 billion), Facebook's ($16 billion), and General Motors ($15.8 billion)"

A payment method, a time waster and a 'products that kill you' company.

Here you can actually buy stuff, and lots of it has free shipping, may it be to Ouagadougou, Timbuktu or Buttfuck, Idaho.

You know, useful.

Comment: Re:at least the nuclear weapons will be gone (Score 1) 494

by nospam007 (#47930899) Attached to: Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

"So what's the problem with that?"

The become a member they existing members have to vote them in unanimously.
And for some reason I'm thinking some countries might object and veto.

England obviously.
France, so not to give ideas to Corsica.
Spain, Basques and Catalans
Belgium, ...

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