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Simone Oech

Simone Oech 

Tugging on the tail of something bigger, trying to be true and practicing joy

Occupation: I have opinions. I am willing to share.

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2016-08-26 12:04:22 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

US-Expats or people who want to be.... consider this:
Yet despite FATCA’s trillion-dollar price tag, the Wall Street Journal reports that the US government has taken in just $13.5 billion in revenue from hidden foreign accounts that FATCA is supposed to eliminate.
Obviously the cost vastly exceeds the benefit. It’s insane. Plus FATCA has driven nearly 15,000 Americans to renounce the citizenship since President Obama signed it into law in 2010.
These former Americans are often criticized for taking such a controversial step, one that is derided as being “unpatriotic”.
This criticism makes no sense when you take a larger view of history.
The State Department estimates that there are up to 6 million Americans living abroad.
Given the average size of a Congressional district at roughly 700,000 citizens, there should theoretically be eight members of Congressreprese... more »

Most reshares: 8

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2016-09-04 07:52:22 (1 comments; 8 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Yes!!!!!
Finally. Demand this packaging! Don't buy plastic made from oil any more.

Most plusones: 11

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2016-08-25 10:39:29 (4 comments; 5 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Awesome analysis of Trumps style of speech. The supposed word salad, that when you read it seems to make nearly no sense..... is decoded by a world-renowned cognitive linguist.



A "Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1972" (from biography)
#BewareTrump #trump

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2016-09-15 06:49:45 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Know anyone who "does" packaging for a company? Are you someone who decides what packaging is used?
This is important: 100% compostable "plastic". And 100% food standard compliant.

Yes, its an ad. But word needs to get out there, so that we stop with the plastic. Via this you can request more information and make contact with the company that is manufacturing this material.

It my be too late.... there are already nano-particles of plastic in our rainwater. And the ocean is inundated. And animals, birds and fish are starving and dying- because they eat the plastic. But never stopping guarantees that it is too late.

Know anyone who "does" packaging for a company? Are you someone who decides what packaging is used?
This is important: 100% compostable "plastic". And 100% food standard compliant.

Yes, its an ad. But word needs to get out there, so that we stop with the plastic. Via this you can request more information and make contact with the company that is manufacturing this material.

It my be too late.... there are already nano-particles of plastic in our rainwater. And the ocean is inundated. And animals, birds and fish are starving and dying- because they eat the plastic. But never stopping guarantees that it is too late.___

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2016-09-14 07:15:28 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 


Nothing to see here, it's not happening, no climate ....nothing.

Yeah, right.

t/h +Asbjørn Grandt

Visualizing the Warmest August in 136 Years

August 2016 was the warmest August in 136 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). It follows last July (http://goo.gl/NKsaje) which also was the warmest in 136 years of modern record-keeping.

Eleven months heat streak

Actually this record warm August continued a streak of by now eleven consecutive months (starting October 2015) to set new monthly temperature records.

Read the full article and get more information here:
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/2016/09/12/heres-how-the-warmest-august-in-136-years-looks-in-chart-form/
http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/news/20160912/

NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies:
http://www.giss.nasa.gov/

Where to start when looking for information on climate change?

Check out NASA's Global Climate Change Vital Signs of the Planet website with lots of information on global climate change:
http://climate.nasa.gov/

Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory chart by Joshua Stevens, based on data from the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS)

On another note: Thank you for your interest in this collection which, actually a few weeks ago, reached over 100,000 followers. Maybe take a look at my other collections as well? Try the Space/Space Technology collection (https://goo.gl/5KP0wx) or the Astronomy/Astrophysics collection (https://goo.gl/x0zPAJ), or follow me +Pierre Markuse to get every of my posts.

#science #earth #climate #climatechange #globalwarming #temperatureanomaly #nasa #giss #august #warmestmonth___
Nothing to see here, it's not happening, no climate ....nothing.

Yeah, right.

t/h +Asbjørn Grandt

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2016-09-08 13:54:55 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

The question I have: how to get that test done? Where is it available? When is it available widely? What are the plans..... and which Big Pharma will cash in on it and make the test so expensive that no insurance will pay for it, even if it saves xdy amount of money in later treatments?

A more better question: What connections could we Plussers make to make this available widely? What company would be able to take this and manufacture and distribute it a a reasonable cost?

So. Raising bandwidth.

The question I have: how to get that test done? Where is it available? When is it available widely? What are the plans..... and which Big Pharma will cash in on it and make the test so expensive that no insurance will pay for it, even if it saves xdy amount of money in later treatments?

A more better question: What connections could we Plussers make to make this available widely? What company would be able to take this and manufacture and distribute it a a reasonable cost?

So. Raising bandwidth.___

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2016-09-08 11:16:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Work with your money- take it away from these institutions, if you can.
Work with your phone- call the places you can- tell them that you disagree with what they are doing. Public opinion does have power... it needs to be lots of us tho.

What huge financial machinery is behind all this....

There is a complete list of which financial institutions are funding the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline! These are the people responsible for attacking women and children and men with attack dogs and bulldozing their sacred places! Each and every one of them is responsible for what is happening, they need to be held responsible and so do their hired guns who are doing their dirty work for them! SHUT THEM ALL DOWN!___Work with your money- take it away from these institutions, if you can.
Work with your phone- call the places you can- tell them that you disagree with what they are doing. Public opinion does have power... it needs to be lots of us tho.

What huge financial machinery is behind all this....

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2016-09-08 11:11:19 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

If a number of us just did ONE thing in the list, be it a phone call or donation.... then alot can be done.
Alone we can do little. As a mass we can do anything. (Or, alternatively..... nothing at all.)

Me, I signed and donated.





(Freed from a private post- because this needs people to DO stuff! And in order for lots of us to do stuff, people need to see it!)

If a number of us just did ONE thing in the list, be it a phone call or donation.... then alot can be done.
Alone we can do little. As a mass we can do anything. (Or, alternatively..... nothing at all.)

Me, I signed and donated.





(Freed from a private post- because this needs people to DO stuff! And in order for lots of us to do stuff, people need to see it!)___

2016-09-07 13:41:20 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

For some reason I cannot search just this forum, so cannot find posts relating to my question. So- here I post.
I feel like yelling- but will refrain.

Where are my circles? I spent alot of time organizing and putting groups together the way I wanted to see the posts. And now I simply cannot find them.

Where are my circles?

For some reason I cannot search just this forum, so cannot find posts relating to my question. So- here I post.
I feel like yelling- but will refrain.

Where are my circles? I spent alot of time organizing and putting groups together the way I wanted to see the posts. And now I simply cannot find them.

Where are my circles?___

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2016-09-07 06:19:52 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Support the Stop of the North Dakota pipeline that threatens the water supply and scared sites of the people living there.

t/h +J Stone

Stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline which endangers the water supply to Native American reservations. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/stop-construction-dakota-access-pipeline-which-endangers-water-supply-native-american-reservations___Support the Stop of the North Dakota pipeline that threatens the water supply and scared sites of the people living there.

t/h +J Stone

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2016-09-07 06:08:26 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 


What must be in the minds of the people that set dogs on other people. Where are their hearts?
How do we raise people that do this and take actions to deliberately harm others... for money?
Are people so desperate for--- something? money? jobs? that the humanity of others is forgotten, obscured?


t/h +Valkyrie

___
What must be in the minds of the people that set dogs on other people. Where are their hearts?
How do we raise people that do this and take actions to deliberately harm others... for money?
Are people so desperate for--- something? money? jobs? that the humanity of others is forgotten, obscured?


t/h +Valkyrie

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2016-09-06 15:02:25 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

... 5 years. 2011.
Our world, the only one we have.

___... 5 years. 2011.
Our world, the only one we have.

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2016-09-04 07:58:17 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Not right. This and he, should not be forgotten. The structures around made him, and evidently the structures around him are telling him (thus many others like him) "oh, slap, what you did , well, don't worry, it was't so bad."
It was.
The young woman will never be the same. All the relationships she will have, will share the scars and pains she carries from this. Her family and loved ones. "20 minutes of action"- and a wealth of scars.

So, no. Look at it and too bad- he did what he did and now hear the music. And let others listen and understand what he did was wrong. Deeply, structurally, wrong.

___Not right. This and he, should not be forgotten. The structures around made him, and evidently the structures around him are telling him (thus many others like him) "oh, slap, what you did , well, don't worry, it was't so bad."
It was.
The young woman will never be the same. All the relationships she will have, will share the scars and pains she carries from this. Her family and loved ones. "20 minutes of action"- and a wealth of scars.

So, no. Look at it and too bad- he did what he did and now hear the music. And let others listen and understand what he did was wrong. Deeply, structurally, wrong.

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2016-09-04 07:52:22 (1 comments; 8 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Yes!!!!!
Finally. Demand this packaging! Don't buy plastic made from oil any more.

Yes!!!!!
Finally. Demand this packaging! Don't buy plastic made from oil any more.___

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2016-09-02 10:42:06 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Notice: everyone is playing with blocks. No "boys toys" and "girls toys".... What happened?

Possibly companies that wanted to sell more toys? If you have to have 2 sets of toys where one used to be enough......

Theory: gender roles were created by toy companies to increase their sales.

;-)

Scott's Run, West Virginia. Interior of the Jere WPA nursery.
1937

U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Photo: Lewis Hine___Notice: everyone is playing with blocks. No "boys toys" and "girls toys".... What happened?

Possibly companies that wanted to sell more toys? If you have to have 2 sets of toys where one used to be enough......

Theory: gender roles were created by toy companies to increase their sales.

;-)

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2016-09-02 10:34:19 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

And even Senators use sitting as a protest. here it was the pledge of allegiance, same principle tho.
http://www.snopes.com/stand-pledge-of-allegiance-congress/

___And even Senators use sitting as a protest. here it was the pledge of allegiance, same principle tho.
http://www.snopes.com/stand-pledge-of-allegiance-congress/

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2016-09-02 10:11:14 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Under the motto "Walk with your money"- pointing people at cheaper and viable alternatives to "the Epi-Pen".

Important here:
...the device does not work in the same way as the EpiPen. Consider scheduling a training session, particularly for youth.

Under the motto "Walk with your money"- pointing people at cheaper and viable alternatives to "the Epi-Pen".

Important here:
...the device does not work in the same way as the EpiPen. Consider scheduling a training session, particularly for youth.___

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2016-09-02 06:50:37 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Got to absolutly love the internet sometimes......

Got to absolutly love the internet sometimes......___

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2016-09-02 06:38:01 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

I think people will have very different reactions to this clip. I love it. And for some reason I cannot really grasp yet this reminds me of the scene in the movie Network where the quote "I am mad as hell, and I am not going to take it any more." comes from.

Perhaps, first take, I experience a melding of joy and rage. And there is enough around to rage about, and still, life is wonderful.

Short clip(only Peter Finch's speech) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGIY5Vyj4YM
Long clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwMVMbmQBug

Bring on the HAPPY!!!!
#dance
___I think people will have very different reactions to this clip. I love it. And for some reason I cannot really grasp yet this reminds me of the scene in the movie Network where the quote "I am mad as hell, and I am not going to take it any more." comes from.

Perhaps, first take, I experience a melding of joy and rage. And there is enough around to rage about, and still, life is wonderful.

Short clip(only Peter Finch's speech) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGIY5Vyj4YM
Long clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwMVMbmQBug

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2016-09-01 19:52:43 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Amazing portrait....

So Many Questions, So Few Answers.

I have been in Liverpool today to try out the new camera. I was taking my usual street shots but nothing out of the ordinary, just getting a feel for it.
I then spotted him talking to another gentleman in a suit. I have no idea of the conversation, I just watched his body language. He gripped the bottle in his hands and was constantly twisting the top on and off subconsciously as he spoke. He made little or no eye contact with the person he spoke with. The long dirty fingernails said one thing but his neatly trimmed beard said another. All the time I was fixed upon his eyes, so many times he seemed close to tears, the closer he got the more he twisted the bottle top.
For some reason he was upset but I had no idea as to why, I wanted to ask if he was OK but I didn't want to interrupt the conversation he was having.

So many questions.___Amazing portrait....

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2016-09-01 19:50:21 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

No comment.....

t/h +Pamela Zuppo

This is golden...___No comment.....

t/h +Pamela Zuppo

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2016-09-01 19:31:11 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

This is.... well, it shows very clearly the power of the gun lobby.

Ladies and jellybeans, reptiles and crocodiles... what could we do to change this? I do not think a petition will do it. Anyone have a good idea? I think spreading the information is a start.....


And for your pleasure:

Ladies and jellybeans,
Reptiles and crocodiles,
I stand before you
and sit behind you
to tell you something
I know nothing about.
There will be a meeting tomorrow night
right after breakfast
to decide which color
to whitewash the church.
There is no admission,
just pay at the door.
There will be plenty of seats,
so sit on the floor.

"There is no national database of guns. We have no centralized record of who owns all the firearms we so vigorously debate, no hard data regarding how many people own them, how many of them are bought or sold, or how many even exist.

What we have instead is Charlie."___This is.... well, it shows very clearly the power of the gun lobby.

Ladies and jellybeans, reptiles and crocodiles... what could we do to change this? I do not think a petition will do it. Anyone have a good idea? I think spreading the information is a start.....


And for your pleasure:

Ladies and jellybeans,
Reptiles and crocodiles,
I stand before you
and sit behind you
to tell you something
I know nothing about.
There will be a meeting tomorrow night
right after breakfast
to decide which color
to whitewash the church.
There is no admission,
just pay at the door.
There will be plenty of seats,
so sit on the floor.

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2016-08-31 13:50:31 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

For the first time..... ever I am considering making regular donations to support a site. Why? Journalism. Real Journalism.

I did read the very long article by MJ about what really happens in prisons. (Shane Bauer's account of his four-month stint as a guard in a private prison.) And the amazing announcement that the government will no longer contract private prisons...)
real Journalism can change situations, change policies, activate people.

A year of firsts. the first time I donated to a political candidate (Go Bernie!!! ). And the more than once! Now, supporting a site.

I guess I want to make the money I earn DO something. Even if it is just a little money left over from just trying to live.

For the first time..... ever I am considering making regular donations to support a site. Why? Journalism. Real Journalism.

I did read the very long article by MJ about what really happens in prisons. (Shane Bauer's account of his four-month stint as a guard in a private prison.) And the amazing announcement that the government will no longer contract private prisons...)
real Journalism can change situations, change policies, activate people.

A year of firsts. the first time I donated to a political candidate (Go Bernie!!! ). And the more than once! Now, supporting a site.

I guess I want to make the money I earn DO something. Even if it is just a little money left over from just trying to live.___

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2016-08-31 13:24:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Climate change and coffe- in pictures.

Coffee farming in a changing climate

http://www.climateinstitute.org.au/coffee.html

http://www.climateinstitute.org.au/verve/_resources/TCI_infographic_Farming_standalone-01.jpg___Climate change and coffe- in pictures.

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2016-08-31 13:21:05 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

If this is what it takes to get people to understand that the climate change is real.......
Sometimes what seems banal ist what causes the "a-ha" moment.

#ShitJustGotReal ___If this is what it takes to get people to understand that the climate change is real.......
Sometimes what seems banal ist what causes the "a-ha" moment.

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2016-08-31 10:41:35 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Raising bandwidth. Love cats? Into Zombies? meet the artist for you!!
If I had the money, I would be buying alot of these cuties!

Due to all the recent vet expenses I am running a one day sale on my #zombie   #cats  ... offering the originals for 30% off until tomorrow.
Use coupon code 30offcats at https://payhip.com/byronrempel___Raising bandwidth. Love cats? Into Zombies? meet the artist for you!!
If I had the money, I would be buying alot of these cuties!

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2016-08-31 10:35:36 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

I love this. And the artist is way interesting.
Awesome picture for a memory shrine to a cat that is no longer winding around your ankles.

This is the first Across the Rainbow Bridge painting I ever made, entitled Eulogy , and it's still available. I'm offering it in this post for $40 payable via paypal.me/byronrempel

4"x6" mixed media on paper___I love this. And the artist is way interesting.
Awesome picture for a memory shrine to a cat that is no longer winding around your ankles.

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2016-08-30 12:47:54 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Anyone up for adopting low maintenance zombie cat? Just needs a little room on a wall........

This little guy is named unDuhn
he sums up my August pretty well

4"x6" mixed media on paper #zombie   #cat  sketch
I'm offering him up for adoption at just $20
he isn't fixed, doesn't have his shots and will probably infect everyone he comes in contact with. low maintenance, he eats anyone___Anyone up for adopting low maintenance zombie cat? Just needs a little room on a wall........

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2016-08-30 12:43:46 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

If empathy were a virus- I would work hard at being Typhoid Mary.
It does need to be practiced, in both senses of the word.

Practicing Empathy

I believe a lot of our societal problems come from a lack of empathy; a fundamental failure to imagine that the other people we're dealing with have their own needs, desires, and issues.

That doesn't mean they're good or bad people or doing good or bad things or placing any value judgement on their needs, desires or issues...it's just accepting that they are people who have those needs, desires, and issues.

A way I personally try to be more mindful of this is whenever I'm stuck in a queue - be it at a store, in traffic, or whatever - I make it a habit to think, "This sucks for me. This also sucks for them. All of the things I'm rushing out of this situation to get to? These people have their own things to rush to as well. We're all in this mess together."

When driving, this helps remind me to be courteous and let people merge (I have a serious road rage problem with people using onramps on US highways as passing lanes...as in the people you see coming out from behind you to rush up the onramp lane and squeeze in up in front, and while that is supremely dickish part of how I was mitigating my blood-boiling fury at it in Austin (because I could tell this was not healthy for me) was to let it go).

When in shopping queues, it reminds me to look behind me and if I'm not in a major rush but I see a tired mum wearing a baby trying to get groceries out of her cart, I can offer to help her or let her go ahead of me.

Sometimes it just reminds me to hold the door open for the person behind me.

Recognizing that other people have needs doesn't minimize your own. It doesn't make your shitty day less shitty to you. It's just recognizing that someone else might also be having a shitty day and if you're having a shitty day together that's better than having a shitty day against each other.

Give it a go. Next time you're stuck somewhere, just give a thought for the other people stuck too. Just simply recognize that they are in the same crappy situation, and you're all in it together, and see where that takes you.

You just might find it helps you be more empathetic in other situations as well.

#momoftheinternet  ___If empathy were a virus- I would work hard at being Typhoid Mary.
It does need to be practiced, in both senses of the word.

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2016-08-30 12:07:49 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

If for no other reason, because of this insanity, TPP cannot be allowed to live.

Investor-state dispute settlement — an integral part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal — allows companies to sue entire countries for costing them money when laws or regulations change. Cases are decided by extrajudicial tribunals composed of three corporate lawyers. Buzzfeed, in a multi-part investigation launched Sunday, called it “the court that rules the world.”___If for no other reason, because of this insanity, TPP cannot be allowed to live.

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2016-08-29 11:19:28 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Raising bandwidth. Is a product too expensive? Find or be someone who makes a solid, workable, less expensive version. 


t/ +Valkyrie 

*"How to not let Corporate Evil™ hold you hostage"*___Raising bandwidth. Is a product too expensive? Find or be someone who makes a solid, workable, less expensive version. 


t/ +Valkyrie 

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2016-08-26 12:04:22 (6 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

US-Expats or people who want to be.... consider this:
Yet despite FATCA’s trillion-dollar price tag, the Wall Street Journal reports that the US government has taken in just $13.5 billion in revenue from hidden foreign accounts that FATCA is supposed to eliminate.
Obviously the cost vastly exceeds the benefit. It’s insane. Plus FATCA has driven nearly 15,000 Americans to renounce the citizenship since President Obama signed it into law in 2010.
These former Americans are often criticized for taking such a controversial step, one that is derided as being “unpatriotic”.
This criticism makes no sense when you take a larger view of history.
The State Department estimates that there are up to 6 million Americans living abroad.
Given the average size of a Congressional district at roughly 700,000 citizens, there should theoretically be eight members of Congressreprese... more »

US-Expats or people who want to be.... consider this:
Yet despite FATCA’s trillion-dollar price tag, the Wall Street Journal reports that the US government has taken in just $13.5 billion in revenue from hidden foreign accounts that FATCA is supposed to eliminate.
Obviously the cost vastly exceeds the benefit. It’s insane. Plus FATCA has driven nearly 15,000 Americans to renounce the citizenship since President Obama signed it into law in 2010.
These former Americans are often criticized for taking such a controversial step, one that is derided as being “unpatriotic”.
This criticism makes no sense when you take a larger view of history.
The State Department estimates that there are up to 6 million Americans living abroad.
Given the average size of a Congressional district at roughly 700,000 citizens, there should theoretically be eight members of Congress representing the interests of Americans living abroad.
Yet expats have no representation. There is not a single person in Congress fighting for expats, even though they are still subject to pay tax.
More than 240 years ago, residents of the colonies had a term for this. They called it “Taxation without Representation”. This idea is as old as America itself.
And in 1776, American colonists divorced themselves from the British government. Much of this was tax motivated.
In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson expressly writes that among the reasons for independence is “imposing taxes on us without our consent.”
Former US citizens are following in these footsteps.___

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2016-08-25 16:47:18 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

From Wikipedia: some suggestions to help people who are looking for less expensive options:
Consumer Reports said that another option was the generic autoinjector Adrenaclick by Impax Laboratories, which they found selling for $142 at retail stores. A pharmacist told Consumer Reports that Adrenaclick and EpiPen have the same drug in the same doses, but there are differences in how they are used, so Adrenaclick users must be trained in its use.[31][32][33] Consumer reports said that another, cheaper option was using standard syringes and filling them manually from vials of epinephrine. This requires training and the shelf-life of an epinephrine vial is only three months compared to 12 to 18 months for the EpiPen and Adrenaclick.

___From Wikipedia: some suggestions to help people who are looking for less expensive options:
Consumer Reports said that another option was the generic autoinjector Adrenaclick by Impax Laboratories, which they found selling for $142 at retail stores. A pharmacist told Consumer Reports that Adrenaclick and EpiPen have the same drug in the same doses, but there are differences in how they are used, so Adrenaclick users must be trained in its use.[31][32][33] Consumer reports said that another, cheaper option was using standard syringes and filling them manually from vials of epinephrine. This requires training and the shelf-life of an epinephrine vial is only three months compared to 12 to 18 months for the EpiPen and Adrenaclick.

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2016-08-25 16:07:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

US-expats It is less and less possible to be invisible.....
And putting your head in the sand and hoping it will go away, will have nasty consequences.

#taxes #expats  

US-expats It is less and less possible to be invisible.....
And putting your head in the sand and hoping it will go away, will have nasty consequences.

#taxes #expats  ___

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2016-08-25 11:04:10 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Wonder what hoops US expats have to jump thru for the IRS? This article outlines some of the difficulties.
And this is toned down. In some cases US expats have not been able to open bank accounts, or the IRS has insisted that a non-US spouses income be US-taxed as well.....

Not a happy situation. Not at all. And I am hip deep in it. I am an expat.

#expats #UStaxes #USAtaxes  

Wonder what hoops US expats have to jump thru for the IRS? This article outlines some of the difficulties.
And this is toned down. In some cases US expats have not been able to open bank accounts, or the IRS has insisted that a non-US spouses income be US-taxed as well.....

Not a happy situation. Not at all. And I am hip deep in it. I am an expat.

#expats #UStaxes #USAtaxes  ___

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2016-08-25 10:39:29 (4 comments; 5 reshares; 11 +1s; )Open 

Awesome analysis of Trumps style of speech. The supposed word salad, that when you read it seems to make nearly no sense..... is decoded by a world-renowned cognitive linguist.



A "Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1972" (from biography)
#BewareTrump #trump

Awesome analysis of Trumps style of speech. The supposed word salad, that when you read it seems to make nearly no sense..... is decoded by a world-renowned cognitive linguist.



A "Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1972" (from biography)
#BewareTrump #trump___

2016-08-24 06:23:25 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

US Expats
The ACA is, and has been working for fairer, easier Tax laws for us expats. This is a statement made to a committee asking for information about taxpayers all across the US. And the ACA highlighted problems US Expats face - penalized for living out of country.
The ACA site is worth knowing as an US Expat, and has a wide range of information. And they respond quickly to questions and are interested in communication, hearing the problems people are having with taxes and sometimes can help.
#expats #fatca #ustaxes #overseas  
https://www.americansabroad.org/ 

US Expats
The ACA is, and has been working for fairer, easier Tax laws for us expats. This is a statement made to a committee asking for information about taxpayers all across the US. And the ACA highlighted problems US Expats face - penalized for living out of country.
The ACA site is worth knowing as an US Expat, and has a wide range of information. And they respond quickly to questions and are interested in communication, hearing the problems people are having with taxes and sometimes can help.
#expats #fatca #ustaxes #overseas  
https://www.americansabroad.org/ ___

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2016-08-24 06:09:10 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

All over the map of the US- Kickoff meetings for "Our Revolution" TODAY.
Find the one nearest you thru the link- and join others.

+David Bee ??

All over the map of the US- Kickoff meetings for "Our Revolution" TODAY.
Find the one nearest you thru the link- and join others.

+David Bee ??___

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2016-08-23 09:04:17 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Paying by card is convenient. And comes with a non-cash price.
Not having the option of cash...... a much higher price.
Wanna pay it?

Extracts:
The proclaimed Death of Cash is thus an episode in the broader drama that is the Death of Privacy, the death of breathing room, and the death of informal, non-measured, unaccounted-for behaviour. Every action you take must forever be attached to your digital persona, dragging with it a data trail extending back to the day you were born. We face creating an entire generation of people who do not know what it feels like to not be monitored.

So, let's prepare for the War on Cash. Remember, this is not about romanticising the £10 notes with the Queen on them. This is about maintaining alternatives to the stifling hygiene of the digital panopticon being constructed to serve the needs of profit-maximising, cost-minimising,... more »

A long read.

'Cashless society' is a euphemism for the "ask-your-banks-for-permission-to-pay society".

The 'shadow economy' is a derogatory term used by elites to describe the economic activities of people they neither understand nor care about.

... cash hampers central banks from setting negative interest rates. In the absence of cash, everyone must keep their money in the form of digital bank deposits. During recessions central banks could then use the banking system to deliberately corrode people's deposits via negative charges, 'inspiring' them to spend rather than hoard.

And so we get Visa's Cashfree and Proud campaign. If people really were ashamed of cash, they wouldn't need ads to tell them. Visa must engineer that shame to teach you that what you want is the same as what they want. And if you don't want it, just remember that cashless society is inevitable. Don't get left behind.___Paying by card is convenient. And comes with a non-cash price.
Not having the option of cash...... a much higher price.
Wanna pay it?

Extracts:
The proclaimed Death of Cash is thus an episode in the broader drama that is the Death of Privacy, the death of breathing room, and the death of informal, non-measured, unaccounted-for behaviour. Every action you take must forever be attached to your digital persona, dragging with it a data trail extending back to the day you were born. We face creating an entire generation of people who do not know what it feels like to not be monitored.

So, let's prepare for the War on Cash. Remember, this is not about romanticising the £10 notes with the Queen on them. This is about maintaining alternatives to the stifling hygiene of the digital panopticon being constructed to serve the needs of profit-maximising, cost-minimising, customer-monitoring, control-seeking, behaviour-predicting commercial bureaucrats. And fear not, the Germans are onside, along with the criminals, the homeless, the street-side buskers and an army of people whose lives will never get a five-star rating on a mainstream reputation scoring system. We will forge alliances with purveyors of non-bank alternative currency systems; and yes, we will maintain the option to use our payment cards. Because what we fight for is precisely that. The option.

t/h +謝予穎 

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2016-08-22 09:01:02 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Europeans particularly
This is scary. And sounds so very true. With no solution in sight.

Europeans particularly
This is scary. And sounds so very true. With no solution in sight.___

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2016-08-19 10:14:58 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Neat!!!! My nephew used to be completely dinosaur crazy, this would have fascinated him. would be pretty cool for a parent to have on the phone and explain to a youngster... and a cool basis for neat family outings!

t/h +Lucas Appelmann 

Find Your Nearest Dinosaur

Forget Pokemon Go. What Dinosaur? can show you the nearest dinosaur to your current location. ___Neat!!!! My nephew used to be completely dinosaur crazy, this would have fascinated him. would be pretty cool for a parent to have on the phone and explain to a youngster... and a cool basis for neat family outings!

t/h +Lucas Appelmann 

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2016-08-17 10:57:22 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

I admit it, I laughed to tears......

My colleagues were looking at me strangely till I sent them the article.

t/h +Kerry Amburgy-Dickson 

I was crying laughing. ___I admit it, I laughed to tears......

My colleagues were looking at me strangely till I sent them the article.

t/h +Kerry Amburgy-Dickson 

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2016-08-17 06:37:14 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

Mostly gentle, occasionally pointed. Lovely drawings from a wide mind.....

It's all about perspective.___Mostly gentle, occasionally pointed. Lovely drawings from a wide mind.....

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2016-08-10 14:18:36 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

I have been reading a bit about "gaslighting", due to the suspision that I and my Mom may have been gaslighted my my father.
I wanted to know more about it.
And then....
And I have come to the suspicion that D. Trump is gaslighting his way through the election process. And has been doing that possibly throughout his whole "business career".

As I thought about this, I started googling... and found that I am not alone in this thought.

Here a few articles, for any that are interested:

Definition of Gaslighting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslighting
An article working to define more precisely what gaslighting is- and isn't: https://alfredmacdonald.com/2012/11/07/gaslighting-what-it-isnt/
Several articles on Trump and his tactics that compare his tactics and gaslighting:... more »

I have been reading a bit about "gaslighting", due to the suspision that I and my Mom may have been gaslighted my my father.
I wanted to know more about it.
And then....
And I have come to the suspicion that D. Trump is gaslighting his way through the election process. And has been doing that possibly throughout his whole "business career".

As I thought about this, I started googling... and found that I am not alone in this thought.

Here a few articles, for any that are interested:

Definition of Gaslighting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslighting
An article working to define more precisely what gaslighting is- and isn't: https://alfredmacdonald.com/2012/11/07/gaslighting-what-it-isnt/
Several articles on Trump and his tactics that compare his tactics and gaslighting:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-lies-gaslighting_us_56e95d21e4b065e2e3d7ee82
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/nicole-hemmer/articles/2016-03-15/donald-trump-is-conning-america-with-his-lies
https://www.texasobserver.org/how-the-gop-is-gaslighting-america/___

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2016-08-10 07:06:25 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

So, OK, lets say that D.Trump actually resigns or is removed from candidacy or ends up wearing a "I love me" jacket before November.
So who will fill the shoes?
My fear: Ted Cruz

Trump my be bugnuts, but he is nominally a businessman, and has a reputation of being... fluid. So even if voted in, there are still restraints or ways of negotiating.
Ted Cruz- no negotiation possible. He will set anything and everything to realizing his radical, christianized version of Sharia through the government.
He is a known "Dominionist" - and that alone is horrifying.

Excerpts:
Ted Cruz shares many of Trump’s character traits – including a massive narcissistic ego, a penchant for crowd-pleasing populist rhetoric and an aggressive, attack-dog style against opponents.
Where they differ, crucially, is that Cruz is deadly serious and verydel... more »

So, OK, lets say that D.Trump actually resigns or is removed from candidacy or ends up wearing a "I love me" jacket before November.
So who will fill the shoes?
My fear: Ted Cruz

Trump my be bugnuts, but he is nominally a businessman, and has a reputation of being... fluid. So even if voted in, there are still restraints or ways of negotiating.
Ted Cruz- no negotiation possible. He will set anything and everything to realizing his radical, christianized version of Sharia through the government.
He is a known "Dominionist" - and that alone is horrifying.

Excerpts:
Ted Cruz shares many of Trump’s character traits – including a massive narcissistic ego, a penchant for crowd-pleasing populist rhetoric and an aggressive, attack-dog style against opponents.
Where they differ, crucially, is that Cruz is deadly serious and very deliberate about every word he says, and has spent years plotting and scheming to radically change America forever.

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Cruz is not, as many believe Trump to be, just pandering to the hard-line Conservative right in America, he IS the hard-line Conservative right in America; a brutally ideological zealot who wants to drag his country kicking and screaming back to the very dark days of bigoted fear and hatred of government.
Consider some of his basic, very entrenched beliefs:
He’s opposed to any kind of same-sex marriage or civil union, believing marriage should be between ‘one man and one woman’. Such is his utter intolerance of all things homosexual, he even attacked the mayor of Dallas for marching in a gay pride parade.
He resolutely supports the death penalty.
He voted against the Violence Against Women Act.
He’s anti all abortion, including for pregnancies caused by rape and incest.
He wants to slash funding to Planned Parenthood.
He repeatedly claims that more guns mean less crime, despite all statistical evidence to the contrary. In fact, he's so gun-mad, even by Republican standards, that he makes breakfast for his family by wrapping pieces of bacon around a machine gun.
He denies the very existence of man-made climate change.
He’s so driven by his Christian religious beliefs that he opposes any notion of separating Church and State. ‘Any president,’ he said, ‘who doesn’t begin every day on his knees isn’t fit to be Commander-in-Chief.’
He claims Christians can’t be terrorists and have committed no such acts of terror for hundreds of years.
He wants police to ‘patrol and secure Muslim neighbourhoods inside America’ – an act described as ‘terrifying’ by U.S. Muslims.
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Trump wouldn’t be nearly as dangerous as people fear.
Cruz would be considerably more dangerous than people realize.

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