Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tax, Cyber & Social MEdia Dragon Trends


*A measure to love: UN tax commission Global Alliance for Tax Justice

Former ICE top lawyer raided US govt database to steal aliens' identities

Interview with a man who buys houses for cash and advertises his business on handwritten street signs.

The Free Market Threat to Democracy

Democracy is not under stress – it’s under aggressive attack, as unconstrained financial greed overrides public accountability.

Facebook has segued its two-factor authentication into a new avenue to spam your phone and profile.

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Daniel Grollo's high-stakes plan to save Grocon empire

Bruno and Rino Grollo were charged with a $25m tax fraud and the ATOalso slapped family company Grofam with a mammoth tax bill. Grofam settled the case in 1993 by accepting a tax bill of $39m — $19m in primarytax and $20m in penalties. But the criminal case dragged on for 10 years before spectacularly collapsing ...
Blue Flower (Homage to Novalis) by H.H. Miyakawa (2011)

Salim Mehajer ordered to vacate Vaucluse mansion or pay $18k in outstanding rent It's just one thing after another for Salim Mehajer

QUENTIN DEMPSTER. The ABC’s selective publication of classified documents: “gutless kow-tow” or responsible journalism?

The ABC has been blasted by journalist critics over its selective editing of the national security classified and Cabinet-in-secret documents it received from a “bushie” who discovered them in discarded filing cabinets.  Continue reading 

Social Media Marketing Trends For 2018

6 urban design trends to watch in 2018

6 home and design blogs you should know

California’s hidden homeless: Teachers, chefs, nurses and other middle class workers living in cars in parking lots because of the state’s crazy property prices.

BILL ROWLINGS. ‘Secret’ committee wants more power, but what about ASIO?

The Australian Parliament’s most secret committee is angling for more powers and the ability to conduct its affairs live on TV, just like in the USA.Continue reading 
CIA Defends Selective Disclosure to Reporters Federation of American Scientists
Leaked Chat Transcripts: New York Times Employees Are Pissed About Bari Weiss HuffPo (PDF from managment). Interesting institutionally; the abolished Public Editor position seems to have functioned as a safety valve/internal referee more than we knew.

Computerized Criminal Behavior Predictions Are No More Effective Than Untrained Humans: Report Alternet

Bloomberg, New Hedge-Fund Tax Dodge Triggers Wild Rush Back Into Delaware:
Wall Street’s fast-money crowd is returning to well-trodden ground to elude Trump-era tax laws: Delaware.

Since late 2017, hedge fund managers have created numerous shell companies in the First State, corporate America’s favorite tax jurisdiction. These limited liability companies share a common goal: dodging new tax rules for carried-interest profits through a bit of deft legal paperwork.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the government will act within two weeks to block a hedge-fund maneuver around part of the new tax law.

White House Says Iraq Has WMD Russia Created Cyberattack Moon of Alabama. What I can’t figure out is why we don’t have our war already, whether in North Korea, the Middle East, or Ukraine, since our elites clearly want one so desperately

Mums are very important: Jessica Tran's family helped guide her path to the Australian Tax Office – from her lawyer uncle who insisted that tax law skills were valuable, to her mother who had to nudge her into attending a briefing event. The ATO grad studied her law and commerce degree at the University of Western Australia, and was undertaking ...Government and defence: transformation, not tradition, drives ...

Fitness First Rockdale: Long-time home of the Comancheros