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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/bu...-a8077776.html

    Holy shit. This insane.

    "Chicago and the state authorities of Illinois have jointly offered to hand Amazon more than $2bn in tax breaks, including $1.32bn of its workers’ income taxes. The scheme, known as a personal income tax diversion, would mean Amazon workers pay full income taxes, but instead of the state getting the money to use for schools, roads and other public services, Amazon would keep it."
    Where's the logic in this type of thing? these tax breaks don't benefit anyone except Amazon and their shareholders. They don't benefit the state, the feds or the workers... how does anyone think this is a good Idea?
    ****FREE SPANKY****

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    Nobody should take this as gospel, but a friend of mine says that Amazon HQ2 is a done deal to Denver already. His dad is an apparent source, as he's involved somehow.

    I fully expect he's full of shit, but thought I'd put this here for kicks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/bu...-a8077776.html

    Holy shit. This insane.

    "Chicago and the state authorities of Illinois have jointly offered to hand Amazon more than $2bn in tax breaks, including $1.32bn of its workers’ income taxes. The scheme, known as a personal income tax diversion, would mean Amazon workers pay full income taxes, but instead of the state getting the money to use for schools, roads and other public services, Amazon would keep it."
    How does a bricks and mortar retailer compete? Like a family owned retailer in business for decades?

    The US is truly a plutocracy
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    I think the Trump presidency has been a smashing success so far, tbh.

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    Another reminder that the tax laws are written by the rich to fuck over the poor.
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    Can't wait to meet the new Matt Olson(s)!

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    You guys ever see this guy on youtube, dude's a trip, man. I have some respect for what he believes, but that fight seems fruitless, unless I'm wrong. Leafs are on, I have to stop following, for now.

    "JoshuaAllenof thePittsFamily"

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    New Zealand police recruitment video. And yes, apparently they DO actually have police cats.

    http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2017/11/29/new-zealand-police-department-recruitment-video-orig.cnn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abomination View Post
    New Zealand police recruitment video. And yes, apparently they DO actually have police cats.

    http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2017/11/29/new-zealand-police-department-recruitment-video-orig.cnn
    What do you mean by DO actually have cats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky99 View Post
    What do you mean by DO actually have cats?
    They mention it in the video, and apparently it's actually true based on a quick Google search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abomination View Post
    New Zealand police recruitment video. And yes, apparently they DO actually have police cats.

    http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2017/11/29/new-zealand-police-department-recruitment-video-orig.cnn
    Well this would just make me want to get arrested.

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    Don't you guys watch Forensic Files?

    Ffs.

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    Buried behind the latest Trump idiocy of retweeting islamophobic videos is the news that Russia and Egypt have signed an agreement allowing Russian bases in Egypt and use of Egyptian airspace.

    Lack of leadership and a hollowed out US State Dept?
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    I think the Trump presidency has been a smashing success so far, tbh.

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    Here's something lighthearted and fun for people:

    http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2017/12...ation-orig.cnn

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    Something not so fun, but really interesting. It's easy to judge athletes sometimes without knowing what's actually going on with them:

    "For me it got to the point where it was debilitating," he said. For Hirsch, the first real low point hit when he tried to break his own hand before a game. His plan was to hide the break until he took a shot. He could then pretend that the shot had done the damage and be sent home. He ended up hurting himself and stopped.
    http://www.cbc.ca/radio/nowornever/l...life-1.4424561

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    So how many days until John Oliver gets accused of sexual assault?

    That's how these things work, right?

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.99092dda76df

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    Russia has been banned from the upcoming Winter Olympics... sort of. The Russian Olympic Committee has been banned, however clean Russian athletes may still participate under a neutral Olympic flag (Russian anthem will not be played if they win).

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    LMAO, this takes some real guts. Imagine standing before a room full of people and cameras pretending to be a sign language interpreter, and not knowing how to sign any words?

    http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2017/12...g-trnd-lab.cnn

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