"It's not just dishonest, this selective sorting of facts. It's self-defeating. Because as my mother used to tell me, reality has a way of catching up with you." U.S. President Barack Obama in his final public address
Armed robber is killed on camera as he tries to hold up gun store in Georgia Daily Mail. “Is there any surer way to win a Darwin Award than attempting to rob a gun store?”
Defensive Ladle Use: Watch cooks chase knife-wielding robber from Chinese eatery. “Note the second cook grabbing the stool as he went after the perp. Smart move. A chair is a great defensive weapon against a knife
Speaking of backstabbing, Accounting Today, IRS Names Acting Chief Counsel Following William Wilkins’ Departure ...
How a small Detroit news site busted a foul-mouthed cop
Literary Agents The New Republic (MR). “Gloria Steinem, who worked with the CIA in the 1950s and ’60s, ‘was happy to find some liberals in government in those days,’ arguing that the agency was “nonviolent and honorable.'” Yes, that Gloria Steinem. Admirably consistent
Meryl Streep Finally Realized the Government Does Terrible Things AntiMedia
Column 8 is 70 years young
Canada names Chrystia Freeland, leading Russia critic, as foreign minister Guardian
US intelligence ‘found no sign that Russia hacked Trump campaign’ Financial Times. Remember how in the last ten days the CIA said the FBI agreed with its hacking claims re the RNC and the FBI was silent? The other shoe has dropped.
It’s getting to the point where nothing is believable NSW Bear Pit like
Unted Nations declares 2017 international year sustainable tourism development
“The share of the world’s population living in cities is steadily increasing. A majority of the world’s population has lived in an urban setting since 2007. This trend of urbanization will likely continue — an estimated two of every three people will be living in a city by 2050. To identify the largest cities in the world, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed The World’s Cities in 2016, a report from the United Nations that compared the world’s mega-cities — defined by the UN as having a population of at least 10 million people. The number of mega-cities has grown from 10 in 1990 to 31 in 2016, and another 10 cities are projected to reach mega-city status by 2030. The largest city in the world is currently Tokyo, Japan, home to approximately 38,140,000 residents.”
Korff, Douwe and Wagner, Ben and Powles, Julia and Avila, Renata and Buermeyer, Ulf, Boundaries of Law: Exploring Transparency, Accountability, and Oversight of Government Surveillance Regimes (January 5, 2017). Global Report – January 2017. Available at SSRN:https://ssrn.com/abstract=2894490
Israeli diplomat who plotted against MPs also set up political groups Guardian. Election meddling ZOMG!!!!!!!!
Taxable Talk: The 2016 Tax Offender of the Year, by Russ Fox:
The Governance of Global Wealth Chains
Tax Shelter Guru Gets $60 Million IRS Penalty And No Day In Court
Celebrity loses case to remain anonymous in UK tax court
Problems with Destination-Based Corporate Taxes and the Ryan Blueprint, by Reuven S. Avi-Yonah (Michigan; moving to UC-Irvine) & Kimberly A. Clausing (Reed College)
IRS Issues Final and Temporary Debt-Equity Regulations Under Section 385, by David S. Miller (Proskauer, New York) & Janicelynn Asamoto Park (Proskauer, New York
Is Something Rotten in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg?, by Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)
Protecting Trump's $916 Million of NOLs, by Steve Rosenthal (Tax Policy Center)
The Right Tax at the Right Time, by Edward Kleinbard (USC)