Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Apparently AIG is running the same scam a lot of other US companies
run in China - they get the government to levy new taxes, they pay
them and use them to offset taxes (offsetting taxes - not income
before tax!) paid in the US. All the while, the new money the foreign
authorities get is plowed into things which can directly or indirectly
benefit the company - like infrastructure, healthcare or employee
housing or training - but don't have to be declared. All while laying
off workers at home.
"United States tax law allows American companies to claim a credit for
any taxes paid to a foreign government. But the I.R.S. denied A.I.G.’s
refund claims in 2008, saying that it had improperly calculated the
credits. The I.R.S. has identified so-called foreign tax-credit
generators as an area of abuse that it is increasingly monitoring."
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
She clearly didn't respect the limitations of the casting medium - "Dad will make it work.". I think she's right - the hanging beads look great.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
CAMBRIDGE IN AMERICA
is pleased to inform you of a
Live TV Broadcast of the 2009 Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race
Sunday, March 29
10:00 am Eastern Time
In the US, television coverage of the Boat Race will be provided by the cable-TV channel ESPN-U.
The Light Blue crew will include three Americans: Deaglan McEachern (Hughes Hall), Cal-Berkeley alum from Portsmouth, NH; Ryan Monaghan (St Edmund’s), Cornell alum from Rochester, NY; and Silas Stafford (Caius), Stanford alum from Santa Rosa, CA.
Check your local cable-TV or satellite-TV provider for availability of ESPN-U in your area.
There will also be a taped rebroadcast on ESPN-U at 10:30 pm Eastern Time on March 29th.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Funny getting this right after finishing Revelation (the 4th Matthew Shardlake novel by C.J. Sansom set in 1543 London amidst the Reformation). Apparently, the same nonsense is repeated over and over again.