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Comment: Re:Escaping only helps you until a war. (Score 3, Insightful) 339

by paazin (#48911669) Attached to: Davos 2015: Less Innovation, More Regulation, More Unrest. Run Away!
The key here is not a ten percent tax rate but ten percent of wealth.

I assume the GP was stating this in reference to a suggestion by Thomas Piketty as to what would be a more "just" (in his definition) tax approach to tackle inequality.

Comment: Re:Convenient! (Score 3, Insightful) 148

by paazin (#48676189) Attached to: Crowds (and Pirates) Flock To 'The Interview'
Are you implying that this was a publicity stunt planned by Sony?

The idea that Sony would be willing to accept the liability massive costs with disclosing private information of its employees really beggars belief; what money they could have made from the film would really not be worth the potential risk here.

Comment: Re:Oh, Argentina (Score 2) 165

by paazin (#47830697) Attached to: Buenos Aires Issues a 'Netflix Tax' For All Digital Entertainment
It's basically a case of the US courts showing to the world that countries may not want to work within the US system to deal with bonds as it fair serious hindrance to sovereignty. The council on foreign relations stated it was probably one of the worst decisions in recent court history and could potentially move a great deal of finance from New York to other hubs.

Comment: Re:Religion and evolution (Score 1) 431

by paazin (#46420323) Attached to: Jewish School Removes Evolution Questions From Exams
Actually, fun fact: the Haredi, the sect described in the article, are a growing proportion of the population of Israel simply because of their large fertility rate -- and an increasingly important demographic politically (hence a reason why there has been an uptick of conservatism in Israel). So it can be argued that they are indeed winning evolutionarily.

Who goeth a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing. -- Thomas Tusser