Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Another Brick in the Wall: St Nicholas aka Mikulas

Income per person in Sydney's booming economy has climbed to $80,000 a year, eclipsing the rest of NSW by more than $32,000 The gap between Sydney and the rest of NSW widens

The European Space Agency has released detailed data from satellite imagery that shows the skyscraper in San Francisco's financial district is continuing to sink at a steady rate — and perhaps faster than previously known....The luxury high-rise that opened its doors in 2009 has been dubbed the Leaning Tower of San Francisco. It has sunk about 16 inches into landfill and is tilting several inches to the northwest.
The Secret, Dangerous World of Venezuelan Bitcoin Mining

News release: “United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, today sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a review of President-elect Donald Trump’s “chaotic” transition. The lawmakers asked GAO to examine conflicts of interest related to business holdings of Mr. Trump and his family, potential violations of protocol and national security concerns related to Mr. Trump’s communications with foreign leaders, and transparency related to the use of taxpayer funds in the transition.  Citing reports of “disarray” within a “chaotic” transition, Cummings and Warren raised concern about several aspects of the transition

Business Insider India, This is how call centres in Mumbai swindled out millions of dollars from Americans:

Authorities say callers were trained to switch their Indian accent for a passable American one. They studied a script six pages long that explained how conversations would develop, with tips on tackling doubts and suspicions.
According to training documents seen by Reuters, if targets asked for permission to speak to an attorney, workers were told to reply (sic): “This would be termed third party discloser, as per the federal law and if  you go ahead and do that IRS will have completes right to go ahead discloser to national television, local newspaper and your employer. Moreover, it would be a penalty charges up to 50,000$.”

 Kay Bell, IRS seeking ID validation from some e-services users

The IRS yesterday announced a new tool for taxpayers  

 The link to this tool  https://www.irs.gov/payments/finding-out-how-much-you-owe 

 Related: TaxGrrrl, IRS Launches New Online Tool To Assist Taxpayers With Account Balances, Paying Taxes & More

The interest rate party is over and the only way is up

Gold Bullion Fraud 

Memorandum of Understanding Between the Australian Government and The William J. Clinton Foundation dfat.gov.au