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21) Message boards : Politics : 8 The Beginning of the End (Message 1781597)
Posted 7 days ago by Sirius B
Lame duck doing one last favour
22) Message boards : Politics : Another Mass Shooting in the U.S.A. (Message 1781595)
Posted 7 days ago by Sirius B
Guns & sicko's...
23) Message boards : Politics : 8 The Beginning of the End (Message 1781211)
Posted 8 days ago by Sirius B
Obama sticks his oar in to muddy the waters even more

Any chance you Yanks have a sudden crisis in Washington so that this muppet departs our shores asap?
24) Message boards : Politics : "Apple, The FBI And iPhone Encryption: A Look At What's At Stake" (Message 1781210)
Posted 8 days ago by Sirius B
"Apple's cyber scrap

Mr Wozniak, who was speaking at the Business Rocks technology summit in Manchester, backed Apple over its recent tangle with US authorities over access to data: "Apple has been the good guy.

"There are politicians who do not have a clue as to what cyber security is all about trying to pass laws saying that Apple has to make a product less secure.

"Why? That's a crime. That is just so horrible. I just cry! Why would Apple do it for such a weak case where the government were not going to get any valuable information at all - it's impossible.""
25) Message boards : Politics : Forget Wikileaks & Snowden :-) (Message 1781209)
Posted 8 days ago by Sirius B
Apple should pay more tax says co-founder

"Apple channels much of its business in Europe through a subsidiary in the Republic of Ireland, which has a corporation tax rate of 12.5% compared to the UK's 20%.

In the US it's 35%, but three years ago the company admitted two of its Irish subsidiaries pay a rate of 2%. It has built up offshore cash reserves of around $200bn - beyond the reach of US tax officials."
26) Message boards : Politics : 8 The Beginning of the End (Message 1781104)
Posted 9 days ago by Sirius B
q The End is near
2 The End of the Beginning
3 What Next
4 M.I.A.
5 Big Bang Looming
6 Setting Europe Ablaze
61 Setting Europe Ablaze Pt 2
7 The Torch is Lit

Too little too late

"Mutterings from Portugal, news from Spain, Italian woes and Greeks refusing to bear gifts to Berlin all point towards a difficult summer.

But German-driven austerity is becoming more irksome to governments elected to oppose it, and the European Central Bank (ECB) is taking notice, to the dismay of politicians in Europe's biggest economy.

But a devastating Wikileak has poured fuel on the fire. It appears to show the IMF pondering a plot to crash the Greek economy."

The death of TTIP?

Definitely, when we do a brexit, we'll give you the "bird". How's that for a special relationship?
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Congratulations Paul!!! (Message 1778101)
Posted 19 days ago by Sirius B
Shame because she looked a lovely girl. Congrats Paul.
28) Message boards : Politics : 7: The Torch is Lit (Message 1778096)
Posted 19 days ago by Sirius B
Another reason why the EU needs to go : -

If the European Parliament & even EU member states can veto it, why in hell is time being wasted discussing it?

EU to reintroduce vias for US & Canadian citizens
29) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technolgy 3 (Message 1778092)
Posted 19 days ago by Sirius B
Yahoo soon to become part of Mail Online?
30) Message boards : Politics : Forget Wikileaks & Snowden :-) (Message 1778087)
Posted 19 days ago by Sirius B
Undercover in New York

Shame the videos cannot be accessed but CBS 60 minutes requires a paid subscription :-(
31) Message boards : Politics : Forget Wikileaks & Snowden :-) (Message 1778085)
Posted 19 days ago by Sirius B
After watching that Aussie Report, they packed in a lot more information & reporting for only 15 minutes longer than Panorama's feeble 30 minutes worth.

One thing did come to light: - Just how special that "special understanding" between the USA & Britain. :-)
32) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1778084)
Posted 19 days ago by Sirius B
Pinched this from Sirius and his Panama thread:

Damn 5 years ago...

...way to go Bernie :-)

Well Obama, what is your reply to this?


How dazed & confused does one have to be to think that this man is in any way capable of hurting the US if by some miracle he becomes President?

And why can't the Grand ol' Party have someone that sounds like this? I swear to God (just an expression) I can't shake the feeling that I'm soon gonna be hearing about the virtues of joining Church & State!

The Republicans that raised me would hate the clowns that showed up this round.

To make matters worse is that I've spent some time trying to see who the top 3 are & how long they've been in business. The top 3: - Are any of them US law firms/banks? So far none have cropped up in the Panama Papers but: -

As more and more journalists with specialist knowledge see the documents and recognise names - which will not, for the foreseeable future, be released to the public - more and more stories will emerge.

Mossack Fonseca may be the world’s fourth largest offshore law firm, but it’s the tip of the iceberg. It’s just one law firm, in one tax haven. Just think what the others are hiding.


Just wonder how many senators & Congressmen may be involved. With what Trump has been doing & saying, is he squeaky clean?

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Be nice to see the names of those top 3 :-)
33) Message boards : Politics : Forget Wikileaks & Snowden :-) (Message 1778021)
Posted 20 days ago by Sirius B
A real intellectual will consistently teach until 1: he/she sees that the student grasps his or her views or 2: realises that the student disapproves his/her views & puts forward a view that the intellectual thinks about.

Aw well your the 2nd "pseudo" intellectual we have on the boards.

BTW, I'm a red blooded heterosexual male so what "outing" are you on about? :-)

No thoughts on what Bernie Sanders said 5 years ago? As an intellectual Yank thought you might have something to say about that considering it's what this thread is all about rather than your individual pontificating.
34) Message boards : Politics : Forget Wikileaks & Snowden :-) (Message 1778017)
Posted 20 days ago by Sirius B
As I said: Alex is Intellectually Interesting.

You are not.

BTW: What I proposed, and has worked under National Capitalism. Is not permanent.

If that's your view which you are entitled to after all, it just shows that as a teacher, you are/were useless.
35) Message boards : Politics : Forget Wikileaks & Snowden :-) (Message 1778013)
Posted 20 days ago by Sirius B
Neither are you, so go trolling elsewhere. Still waiting for that "solution".

At least Alex stated that it appears that there may not be a permanent solution, you continue with yours.

The difference between the 2 of you, is that Alex imparts useful information, whereas you just provide a broken record of a script.
36) Message boards : Politics : Forget Wikileaks & Snowden :-) (Message 1778008)
Posted 20 days ago by Sirius B
Note: Will the people who use "Bovine Excrement" in their posts. Allow us to return to an Intellectual Discussion regarding Forget Wikileaks & Snowden :-)?

Where have you done that on this thread? Still waiting to see "your" solution.

A real intellectual would have provided it already rather than constantly B/S'ing.
37) Message boards : Politics : Forget Wikileaks & Snowden :-) (Message 1778006)
Posted 20 days ago by Sirius B
True maybe, but he did state one very important fact...

...Russia has only been doing it since the late 90's whereas the West has had over 150 years in refining it to their hearts content. That cannot be denied, so agree with many that the instant mention of Putin last week was just a detraction from the "real" greedy B*****d's.
38) Message boards : Politics : Forget Wikileaks & Snowden :-) (Message 1778004)
Posted 20 days ago by Sirius B
Forget Panama, BVI, Cayman Islands & other small fry...

...they're are just the tip of the iceberg..

Massive trove of Paman Papers just a small slice

...the 2 major hubs are the USA & UK...

...wonder what the White House & 10 Downing Street have to say about that!
39) Message boards : Politics : Forget Wikileaks & Snowden :-) (Message 1777997)
Posted 20 days ago by Sirius B
Damn 5 years ago...

...way to go Bernie :-)

Well Obama, what is your reply to this?
40) Message boards : Politics : Forget Wikileaks & Snowden :-) (Message 1777995)
Posted 20 days ago by Sirius B
I liked the "Wars & Vanity projects" bit :-)


Damn. Now I have to watch Snow wear that tie for 19 minutes 'cause I don't remember that bit at all :)

It was the Russian dude in the 1st part of the interview.

Edit: 7m45s in. I had to double check myself :-)


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