The only way to kneecap special interests is to limit campaign contributions to a few dollars per voter.
While we are at it the House should also limit campaign contributions to $5 per voter to maintain true proportional representation.
Well, if you talk to retired people in an area with high real estate taxes you sure will hear complaints about property values going up.
I'm going to lose 2% of my fixed income next year to property tax increases because of this.
I don't pay too much attention to the Daily Mail. They have turned out to be unreliable too many times in the past. I've even caught them intentionally lying about some issues with global warming.
The 2nd chart in the article I used is from the US Census. I think that's pretty reliable.
For the top 1% worldwide I used this:
And the calculator here:
which is based on the above.
I used the 2nd table which provides a straight histogram of the number of individuals in a particular income range. Per capita doesn't come into it at all.
The household income table is much more difficult to interpret in this context.
In the United States 25% of the >15 year old population has a personal income > $50K
That's 0.8% of the world population.
> The difference is in the quantity that you might ingest.
Do you have a reference on that one?
> MIR162 as a major consumption hazard (I'm sure I've eaten some already as I live in the USA)
MIR162 is approved pretty much worldwide.
> Low-level doses that permeate the environment seem like they will inevitably breed resistance in the pests.
Bt toxins have been permeating the environment from natural sources for millions of years.
My wife had a miscarriage like this.
Dipwad isn't the right word. I don't think human language is capable of expressing what this triggers in me.
Not only by the EU. It is also approved for food in Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Philippines, Japan, Columbia and Korea.
I am sure there will be no problem finding customers. Meanwhile billions of Chinese babies will go hungry.
The expressed protein is a Bt toxin, which is approved for and used on organic farms as a natural pesticide.
You should feel grateful to your NSA overlords that you are even allowed to have communications at all.
It seems reasonable only to uninformed people.
The pest control is bacillus thuringiensis toxin, a group of proteins so specific that they affects only a few species of insects.
These materials are permitted for use by organic farmers as a natural pesticide.
Boeing has a very large backlog (345 billion) of orders in the commercial sector.
I really doubt they will be up the creek any time soon.
Not correct. There is both a secondary offering from Facebook and a sale by Zuck and some of the other Facebook officers.
> I wonder what the other shareholders in FB feel about the issue of 18 million shares of stock without renumeration as it will water down their EPS and stock value
Facebook stock is down 4% today. However on the year it has more than doubled. Most investors would be happy I think. Short term traders (who are not investors) not so much.
I am not comparing a continent to a country
US only contributes 22%. Europe pays more.
Mostly in the tax treatment of the donation. Donating the $990 million in shares avoids having to sell the shares and getting the cap gains tax, then donating the remaining money.
The charity sells the shares instead and gets the full value instead of the reduced value, and Zuck gets to deduct the market value of the stocks instead of the value reduced by the cap gains tax.
Really it's a win for the charity to get the shares rather than the cash. For Zuck the end result is pretty much the same.
Average working stiffs can do pretty much the same thing by setting up a Donor Advised Fund and donating shares to them. This has the added benefit of bunching the funds into one year for tax purposes. You can then distribute the money to charities over time.