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The same is true of crime. The person killed by police in Baltimore was one case yet he was arrested 18 times for drug dealing and theft. Should the police have burned down the city for every one of the crimes the person committed? If not minor crimes, should they do it every time a criminal kills a cop or civilian? A single incident doesn't have to be tolerated, there can be a reasonable criticism of every case but expecting there to never be accidental deaths or that...
Tax havens wouldn't exist any more if they taxed income based on the buyer's location. It wouldn't matter where you moved the money, the tax would be due to the country the sale was made in. When you have a group of countries and some of them are tiny like Montenegro with 620k people then their public expenditure is low. It's 1.56b euros vs $3.6t for the US, £1.5t UK. If Apple passed $40b through Montenegro in a year, Apple alone could cover their budget with a less than...
There's a video on Youtube about cleaning scuffs and scratches out of the stainless steel model:This is the polish they used:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00068GEJM/You probably wouldn't want to do it very often but at least before selling it on.
Low rates and other incentives are given in return for jobs etc. What I find hard to believe is that not having any tax jurisdiction would have been intentional. That essentially means allowing a corporation to exist with no tax authority at all, forever and it requires using the laws of two countries against each other.It depends if GE's subsidiaries are incorporated somewhere in the EU.It's a mutual agreement, the US can block anti-competitive mergers of foreign...
It's possible to use it online too:http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/10/20/apple-pay-is-online-too-apple-store-others-apps-accept-touch-id-for-authorizing-purchasesThe major online companies like Amazon and eBay want you to use their own payment process but you can at least use the Apple Store.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702303496804579367543198542118"Apple Repurchases $14 Billion of Own Shares in Two WeeksCEO Cook Says Company Wanted to Be 'Aggressive' and 'Opportunistic'"Someone has to make the decision, it can't be left up to random employees as they could make a really bad mistake and lose a lot of their capital.The earlier post about wealth being linked to labor helps determine this. Start out with the idea that there is a minimum quality of...
iOS 8 supports everything beyond an iPhone 4S and iPad 2, both from 2011. If you look at the following graphs, you can see the vast majority of units shipped come after this:http://www.statista.com/statistics/263401/global-apple-iphone-sales-since-3rd-quarter-2007/http://www.statista.com/statistics/269915/global-apple-ipad-sales-since-q3-2010/It's about 600m:100m (supported:unsupported) for iPhone and 250m:20m for iPad or 850m:120m overall. The total should be over 1b as...
How is this relevant to Apple paying 12.5% tax on billions in profit? You can buy a lot of oatmeal and potatoes with 87.5% of billions of dollars. They are talking about poor people having to pay 15/16 of their earnings in tax (~94%). If that ever happens, most people would agree that it would be a very bad situation.Tax can't be 0% so it has to be some non-zero amount. 12.5% is a pretty fair rate to be paying considering it is half what they say they're paying in the US.
A vertical touch pad would be more efficient. The iPod circle was tiring to scroll and you don't get momentum. It's also one direction, a surface is two directions. I figured they'd do something like the following. The thumb scanner wouldn't look like that, it would just just be a sensor area. That would be to authenticate things without typing a password and to verify age:The main body of the controller would be a touch surface, possibly covered in glass. This would make...
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