August 23rd, 2011

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Какие песни поет мне провайдер основного почтового аккаунта, какие сказки сказывает:

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Каззлы.
До чего не хочется переезжать на Гмейл со всеми бебехами, а придется, наверно.

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andronic о сорняках, заглушающих реальность -- о царстве неопределенности, словом --
Мне крайне интересно, сколько такая ситуация продлится.
Потому уже определенно, что второй день врут напрополую уже обе стророны.
Это же охренеь - второе десятилетие 21 века - смартфоны, Интернеты, спутники, у каждого босяка - телефон с цифровым фотоаппаратом, средства записи и передачи информации доступны практически любому лоху.
И вот пол-мира пытается понять, что творится в полуторамиллионном городе на беергу Средиземного моря.
И никто ни/уя не может понять. Даже те, кто врут, потому что если бы знали, не врали бы настолько по-идиотски.
И мы при этом еще пытаемся рассуждать по 20 век, да что там - про Крестовые походы!!! Про Цезаря и Августа!!!! Бу-га-га!!

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Сегодня в ru_cats_daily фотография, которая одна заменит целую главу в истории искусств.
Сфинкс, львы на вратах Вавилона, лары и пенаты, стерегущие Хэмптон-Корт химеры - все они имеют единственный прототип: кота на заборе.

(Композиция идеальна, фактура старого дерева, небо, трава, - заборы преходящи, кот вечен.)



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Warren Buffett: Stop Coddling the Super-Rich

via neuraum
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/opinion/stop-coddling-the-super-rich.html?_r=3&ref=general&src=me&pagewanted=print

OUR leaders have asked for “shared sacrifice.” But when they did the asking, they spared me. I checked with my mega-rich friends to learn what pain they were expecting. They, too, were left untouched.

While the poor and middle class fight for us in Afghanistan, and while most Americans struggle to make ends meet, we mega-rich continue to get our extraordinary tax breaks. Some of us are investment managers who earn billions from our daily labors but are allowed to classify our income as “carried interest,” thereby getting a bargain 15 percent tax rate. Others own stock index futures for 10 minutes and have 60 percent of their gain taxed at 15 percent, as if they’d been long-term investors.

These and other blessings are showered upon us by legislators in Washington who feel compelled to protect us, much as if we were spotted owls or some other endangered species. It’s nice to have friends in high places.

Last year my federal tax bill — the income tax I paid, as well as payroll taxes paid by me and on my behalf — was $6,938,744. That sounds like a lot of money. But what I paid was only 17.4 percent of my taxable income — and that’s actually a lower percentage than was paid by any of the other 20 people in our office. Their tax burdens ranged from 33 percent to 41 percent and averaged 36 percent.

Collapse )But for those making more than $1 million — there were 236,883 such households in 2009 — I would raise rates immediately on taxable income in excess of $1 million, including, of course, dividends and capital gains. And for those who make $10 million or more — there were 8,274 in 2009 — I would suggest an additional increase in rate.

My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress. It’s time for our government to get serious about shared sacrifice.