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21) Message boards : Politics : FATCA (Message 1593829)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discount_window
The interest rate charged on such loans by a central bank is called the discount rate, base rate, or repo rate, and is separate and distinct from the prime rate. It is also not the same thing as the federal funds rate and its equivalents in other currencies, which determine the rate at which banks lend money to each other. In recent years, the discount rate has been approximately a percentage point above the federal funds rate (see Lombard credit). Because of this, it is a relatively unimportant factor in the control of the money supply and is only taken advantage of at large volume during emergencies.


OBW that 0.09% fed funds rate, you will rarely find a bank paying you more than that rate on your checking account. They have to make money.
22) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases Part Two (Message 1593824)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Looks like the public has decided to have 100,000,000 Ebola corpses to bury. After all, it's just _______s catching it. Whatever you do, don't go and help _______s with their suffering. The number of mutations that will promote will turn this into a plague. What a !@#$%^&*()_ pile of idiots on the planet.
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : 2014 MLB World Series (Message 1593821)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
KC 10-0, Game 6

So, for all the marbles tonight, Game 7!!

There is more than one marble at stake?
24) Message boards : Politics : FATCA (Message 1593706)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
What is the question though?

I think he is upset that is you do business with the USA you have to follow their rules.

I dont do business with USA.
It is UK!
And I am living in Sweden.
Not USA!
Wonder if US can tell what government borrowing percentage is in US.
In Sweden it's now 0%. Yes zero percent.
http://www.dn.se/ekonomi/riksbankens-nya-ranta-0-procent/

Well, if you do not do business with the USA, then why did you start the thread with a link to the USA's Internal Revenue Service (our Federal Tax service)?
To answer your question, as far as I can tell, that website you quoted about '0%' was about the rate that the Central Bank in Sweden charges other banks in Sweden to loan them money.
In the USA, the equivalent would be the Federal Discount Rate. It is currently, and has been for a year, at three quarters of one percent... 0.75%

I started the thread because US now want all companies in the world to deal with US tax evadors.
Companies worldwide are increasingly affected by US regulations even though they do not have operations in the US market. One of the more far-reaching regulations that became final in the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA.
https://translate.google.se/translate?sl=sv&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=sv&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pwc.se%2Fsv%2Fbank-kapital%2Fpublikationer%2Ffatca-en-amerikansk-lag-med-stor-paverkan-for-finansiella-bolag-varlden-over.jhtml&edit-text=
WHY?

According to this US Federal Discount Rate (Government Bond) is 2.25%
http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-states/indicators

I take the NY Fed(eral reserve bank) as authoritative ...
http://www.newyorkfed.org/markets/omo/dmm/fedfundsdata.cfm

As to doing business with the USA, if you invest here, as all those companies you bitch about do, then the money that is invested in the USA is subject to USA rules. Just because the USA has imposed a crazy 30% tax rate with an option to have it zero if you fill out a bunch of reports, doesn't mean that anyone is being forced to do anything.

Well, actually it does. The dirty little secret is your banks and brokerage houses can't place all the money entrusted to them in your own stock and bond markets. They have to invest in US companies and trade in US securities. So they become subject to US law.
25) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Breaking News (Message 1593700)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Seems like something happened in the area of the main engines. Looks like there was a fire there, seems like something near the engines exploded, and thrust was lost. It settled back near the pad and blew up on impact. Not saying it was the main engines but something was going on in that zone.

The main engines are Russian NK-33's originally built for the Soviet N-1 moon program. They have been in storage for 30 or 40 years. The NK-33's are derivatives of the NK-15's that kept kept exploding on the N-1. Specifically the oxidizer pumps and plumbing. The plumbing is of course all different on the Antares. But it's an eerie echo of the N-1. If Nikolay Kuznetsov was still alive he'd be letting out a big sigh.

Watching the video, something happens at about 1.5 seconds after main engine start, before liftoff. It looks like a small explosion. I don't think is was a pyro firing to release something for flight as it looks far too big. I'm guessing a leak of some kind with the vapor flashing.

Yes, something nasty happened after a few seconds of flight. You can see how the flame changed from blue to orange. Almost looks like the oxidizer failed as the fire grows looking like the flame is trying to burn on the atmospheres oxygen. Obviously thrust fails and the rocket falls back along its flight path with a very reduced fire, almost like broken plumbing. Obviously when it hits the fuel tank splits open and we get the fireball and the second stage is ignited in the fireball.

I'm sure the what was captured in the telemetry. The why will be a lot harder to coax out.
26) Message boards : Politics : FATCA (Message 1593606)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
What is the question though?

I think he is upset that is you do business with the USA you have to follow their rules.
27) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1593595)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Good God Man! What are you trying to do? Have all the BHL's up in arms?

Well, they might make for some good beheading fodder .....
28) Message boards : Politics : Should the west now send in the troops : ISIS & IRAN (Message 1593559)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
If the west sends troops, they should be female and have all the bullets dipped in pork. It will scare the fight out of them that they won't get their 72 virgins. They would arrive killed by a woman and with pork in their body. A quick trip to hell. And if they surrender, make sure they don't breed any more of their kind with a rusty pig coated knife.

Unless and until the west is willing to fight them on these terms then we have no business there because they will do at least that much to us, Geneva be damned in their eyes.
29) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1593554)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
The majority of all individuals who commit severe violent crime do so under the influence of alcohol or drugs...

Cite please. Don't doubt it, just would like to see a study.
30) Message boards : Politics : Windows8: The Beginning of The End? Or... Win9 v soon!? (Message 1593553)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
When you talk of brand name PC's that is a different story in some cases as they are protecting their business models, but in general that's just FUD. ;-)

Cheers.

So true. If the brand name doesn't put the linux boot loader key in the machine ... but that isn't Microsoft's fault, that's the brand name's fault. http://www.howtogeek.com/175641/how-to-boot-and-install-linux-on-a-uefi-pc-with-secure-boot/
Of course if the linux distro refuses to sign it with a key .........
31) Message boards : Politics : ECONOMICS!! (Message 1593547)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Cliff it is not just blacks who are being disenfranchised, it is any demographic group who might not back the conservatives. These include college students, the poor, and the elderly.

College Students, The Poor (They are on assistance), and The Elderly don't have Photo ID?

If ANYONE Doesn't have ID: They are allowed to vote! and are given a Provisional Ballot. Then their vote, after confirmation, by Both Parties, and other interested organizations, are counted.

The Disenfranchisement Ideologue's are again showing they have another agenda.

Anything new? No.

https://www.aclu.org/voting-rights/oppose-voter-id-legislation-fact-sheet
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/news/splc-founder-morris-dees-on-why-the-voting-rights-act-still-matters

Where are you getting that info they they can get a provisional ballot? Where are you getting the info that any of those forms of photo ID are acceptable for voting? Mind you there are multiple states involved so you will have to cite laws in each of those states.
http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0,crow,FF.html

Gary...

You are getting very boring and tiring, as all Ideologues are. You, and other's make Big Lie Attacks (voter ID Laws Disenfranchise people with ID's)WHAT!!! and stating you do not know about Provisional Ballots.

Gary... I believe you do know about them, but The Truth NEVER stopped Ideologues.

What your Increasing Obsession with my post shows me this:

You can not accept the Thinking Persons hold The Left, in the SAME Contempt and Disgust, as The Right.

Anyway, answer to your question. NPR (National Public Radio- Liberal), 3 days ago:

The fail-safe for many voters who run into problems at the polls — such as a lack of ID or an outdated address — is called provisional voting. The person votes, and his or her ballot only counts after the problem is resolved.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2014/10/09/354534487/rules-for-provisional-ballots-all-over-the-map

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32) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1593539)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Are humans born evil?

Possibly...

or http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29760212 if you don't want a bunch of scantly clad photos down the page ...
33) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1593533)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Another Solution!
http://dailycaller.com/2014/05/06/warren-buffett-i-build-wind-turbines-to-lower-my-corporate-taxes/
The Oracle of Omaha wrote:
“I will do anything that is basically covered by the law to reduce Berkshire’s tax rate,” Buffett told an audience in Omaha, Nebraska this weekend. “For example, on wind energy, we get a tax credit if we build a lot of wind farms. That’s the only reason to build them. They don’t make sense without the tax credit.
34) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases Part Two (Message 1593283)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
True but there are also Emergency Detention, Isolation and Activities Restrictions. Beside, did you see how many states they actually listed? Only 25.

24. Don't think "NYC" is a state. The report said it was all 50, and if you go down the columns you mention, 1 of those 24 has none of those powers. As to the other 26 states, don't know as the table was cherry picked.
35) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases Part Two (Message 1593280)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Why are Posters' ONLY mentioning The Republican Governor Christie, and not the Democrat Governor Cuomo?

AFIK you are the only poster mentioning names .....
36) Message boards : Politics : ECONOMICS!! (Message 1593278)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Cliff it is not just blacks who are being disenfranchised, it is any demographic group who might not back the conservatives. These include college students, the poor, and the elderly.

College Students, The Poor (They are on assistance), and The Elderly don't have Photo ID?

If ANYONE Doesn't have ID: They are allowed to vote! and are given a Provisional Ballot. Then their vote, after confirmation, by Both Parties, and other interested organizations, are counted.

The Disenfranchisement Ideologue's are again showing they have another agenda.

Anything new? No.

https://www.aclu.org/voting-rights/oppose-voter-id-legislation-fact-sheet
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/news/splc-founder-morris-dees-on-why-the-voting-rights-act-still-matters

Where are you getting that info they they can get a provisional ballot? Where are you getting the info that any of those forms of photo ID are acceptable for voting? Mind you there are multiple states involved so you will have to cite laws in each of those states.
http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0,crow,FF.html
37) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases Part Two (Message 1593273)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
All this pu*#yfooting around. The laws have been on the books for more than decade

http://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/aboutlawsregulationsquarantineisolation.html

If you want to read the whole thing here it is. If not, I've copied the relevant part out of it. This was written to cover TB but it can be expanded to cover any infectious disease that threatens public safety.
http://www.cdc.gov/tb/programs/TBLawPolicyHandbook.pdf


Quarantine and Isolation. Public health laws at the tribal, state, and local levels
generally authorize: (1) the quarantine of persons who have been exposed to certain
communicable diseases during the relevant incubation period; and (2) the isolation of individuals
confirmed to have a communicable disease for the period of communicability – to prevent
further disease transmission. Some jurisdictions empower public health authorities to isolate
individuals with a communicable disease based on disease status alone; others may authorize
isolation only of those who engage in “dangerous” behaviors. Regardless,the powers to quarantine and isolate exposed and infectious persons, respectively, are long-standing,non-pharmaceutical interventions to limit the spread of serious, communicable diseases. The use of quarantine and isolation powers can impinge on an individual’s constitutional right to travel, freedom of association, and other constitutionally-protected liberty interests. As a result, these and other powers must be carefully balanced with constitutional protections (discussed above in Part III). The Turning Point Act offers extensive model language on due process and other protections related to quarantine and isolation to help ensure that individual rights and interests are respected.

Interesting table on Page 38, where only one (1) state has a quarantine law.
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : WHY (Message 1593264)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I've had fantasies about creating a second account - one that could be evil, troll-like, nasty and acerbic beyond belief. Then I realized that those positions had all been filled.

You mean MEAN besides, ... oh we're not supposed to talk about that :)
39) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects: Solutions #2 (Message 1593166)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29788754
A worldwide one-child policy would mean the number of people in 2100 remained around current levels, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Even a catastrophic event that killed billions of people would have little effect on the overall impact, it said.

There may be 12 billion humans on Earth by 2100, latest projections suggest.

Concerns about the impact of people on the planet's resources have been growing, especially if the population continues to increase.

'Can't stop it'

The authors of this new study said roughly 14% of all the people who ever existed were alive today.

These growing numbers mean a greater impact on the environment than ever, with worries about the conversion of forests for agriculture, the rise of urbanisation, the pressure on species, pollution, and climate change.

The picture is complicated by the fact that while the overall figures have been growing, the world's per-capita fertility has been declining for several decades.

The impact on the environment has increased substantially, however, because of rising affluence and consumption rates.

Many experts have argued the best way of tackling this impact is to facilitate a rapid transition to much lower fertility rates.
40) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases Part Two (Message 1593150)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Changing channels.

Bi*ch and win and hire a Lawyer. Gov. Chris Christie, did he drop the ball??

Ebola nurse to be released from Newark quarantine

The Ebola nurse who lashed out about “inhumane” and “prison-like” conditions while under mandatory quarantine in New Jersey is being released.

The New Jersey Health Department said in a statement that Kaci Hickox, 33, had been symptom-free for 24 hours and would be taken on a private carrier to Maine, where she lives.

http://nypost.com/2014/10/27/ebola-nurse-to-be-released-from-newark-quarantine/

I think the governor is suffering from a sever case of poll-atitus and needs to be put into strict silent isolation, it should be over the day after the election.


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