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Posted in: GOP slowly gaining as early vote total surpasses 2016 See in context

There are a number of proposals that could be affecting voter intentions. How Presidential candidates’ policies are reflected in the polls is difficult to ascertain/analyze.

Both Presidential debates did not really cut to the heart to consequences of both President Trump or Joe Biden tax proposals/policies

Especially Joe Biden.

So, it might be smart to view below a detailed analysis.

Details and Analysis of Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden’s Tax Plan

https://taxfoundation.org/joe-biden-tax-plan-2020/

Both President Trump or Joe Biden will not be able to expect the same tax revenue from Big Tech, Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon.

The EU, plus at least 8 member states will be leveraging tax on all four global revenues. A forecast of between 3/5 % would be feasible assumption.

This will reduce all four balance significantly.

Impacting Joe Biden and Donald Trumps ability to raise tax.

So, I would expect Joe Biden's pledge to peg the revenue changes at $400,000, to change significantly.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would enact a number of policies that would raise taxes on individuals with income above $400,000, including raising individual income, capital gains, and payroll taxes. Biden would also raise taxes on corporations by raising the corporate income tax rate and imposing a corporate minimum book tax.

It is perfectly conceivable, that $400,000  number will land in the realms of between $150/200,000.

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Posted in: Olympic chief says Games cannot be 'marketplace of demonstrations' See in context

Olympic motto. Citius, Altius, Fortius

Faster, Higher, Stronger.

Don’t betray, Pierre de Coubertin 1881 wise words on the altar of posturing identity politics.

Come enjoy/admire the excellence and achievement of extreme human physical endeavor, regardless of race/gender./sexuality.

Leave the rest in the locker room, where it belongs.

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Posted in: An apple a day See in context

Witty, Ampas....

Hum, which apple?....some on the outside appear succulent/sweet, however just one bite could reveal a bitter after taste.

Its could be the phycological effect of the photo.

And then the price.

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Posted in: No leaving Wales: UK police to enforce travel ban See in context

Ah_so

I am not referring to oldball activism, or demonstrations.......

Buy booze but not baby clothes! Petition signed by 35,000 demands end to 'farcical' Welsh shopping rules

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8876181/Petition-signed-35-000-demands-end-farcical-Welsh-shopping-rules.html

Or here....

The Prince's Trust calls for action over lockdown 'lost generation'

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-54325014

Government cannot enforce the unenforceable.

Publicly warn of the dangers, let the people decide as adults there own fate to the wearing of masks and social distancing.

This from as far back as may......

Coronavirus: US and UK governments losing public trust....

https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-us-and-uk-governments-losing-public-trust-137713

Governments are comatose to the effect of there incompetence to the publics sentiment.

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Posted in: No leaving Wales: UK police to enforce travel ban See in context

Government and opposite parties have lost the confidence trust and faith of a ever growing proportion of the British people.  

The politicization of the pandemic, especially between devolved governments has played a significant role in the deterioration of public disobedience.

The relationship between Police and public will soon become unmanageable.

The ever-growing number of these so experts daily gushing totally conflicting so called scientific advice, that is shutting down UK core economic sectors all based on flawed modelling and appalling data management/analysis.  

Professor Neil Ferguson, mentioned in the above article predictions have been subject to proven flawed modelling.

Failures of an Influential COVID-19 Model Used to Justify Lockdowns….

https://www.heritage.org/public-health/commentary/failures-influential-covid-19-model-used-justify-lockdowns

Worse still is UK people have railed against track and trace because of fear the access to their smartphone will be either mismanaged or passed on to any number of Government, Police or Security Service vested interests.

Again the political establishment/elite through incompetence have failed to treat UK people with respect, and engage in a fitting manner.

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Posted in: France reacts after Erdogan questions Macron's mental health See in context

Most most telling aspect is the manner and tone of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan incendiary insulting disrespectful comments.

The question around Macron mental health is rude.

However below......

“What is the problem of this person called Macron with Islam and Muslims?” Erdogan asked rhetorically during his Justice and Development party meeting in the central Anatolian city of Kayseri.*

“What else can be said to a head of state who does not understand freedom of belief and who behaves in this way to millions of people living in his country who are members of a different faith?” the Turkish leader continued.

The second paragraph is diplomatically derogatory, worst still highlights a methodology to inflame Religious racial tensions amongst France Islamic communities.

The French Government has little political influence to counter Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan aggression.

President Emmanuel Macron should have considered his options before committing to an agenda aimed at securing a favorable election result.

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Posted in: Japan, Britain sign free trade deal for post-Brexit era See in context

Welcome, should have been bolder, more dynamic. Inclusive of loosing immigration/visa requirements.

Zeroed the vehicle tariffs. Opened up both markets.

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Posted in: Abe says he didn’t want to cosplay as Mario at 2016 Olympics See in context

If Abe San was reluctant to "cosplay as Mario at 2016 Olympics", then there is a clear political reason for Abe San change of mind, especially considering the length of the flight 20 hours.

Abe san the politician/diplomat, is a secretive, and at the same time sound judge of the political concept to startle, thus win over the electorate. Good eye for strategy formulation, contingency/alliance development, the agility/ability to surprise.

Whatever the reason Abe chose to "cosplay" , Abe is keeping shtum.

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Posted in: Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions See in context

The Holy See, part Politician, part Pontiff, cannot serve both agendas.

I refused taking communion, after the behavior of the Vatican Church’s refusal to cooperate to action the imprisonment of pedophile priests.

The Church blame homosexually for the pervert priests behavior.

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Posted in: Japanese researchers show masks do block coronavirus, but not entirely See in context

My research suggests wear one, other shoppers fills comfortable.

Also use the hand dispensers, it free.

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Posted in: Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions See in context

“Homosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God,” Francis said. “You can't kick someone out of a family, nor make their life miserable for this. What we have to have is a civil union law; that way they are legally covered.”

That is a carefully worded recognition of same sex relationships, however in global legislative sense.

That's is not an endorsement, in any sense of the meaning. It is a cynical escape route.

It is merely acceptance that the Catholic Church has been. or become, politically marginalized.

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Posted in: UK says no to more EU trade talks See in context

The key is the existing, EU UK trading relationship. Euros, 900 billion plus

This current arrangement will change significantly, within 12 to 18 months beyond recognition.

Why would supermarkets source products that cannot sell??

Over 350 new markets will open up with there exporters, in every sector, knocking, no kicking on UK doors to uncut the current EU UK export market.

That is the reason the EU is desperate to continue negotiations. even though Johnsons Government is effectively attempting to dismantle the signed withdraw agreement.

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Posted in: Borat is back, and this time he fits right in See in context

Obviously, I cannot comment, on the current Borat/Cohen effort.

His pasts attempts at humor, grate, its the vulgarity.

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Posted in: As clock ticks, EU and UK tell each other to budge on Brexit See in context

zichi,

Boris Johnson signed an withdrawal agreement/Treaty, he and others had no intention of honoring.

That is frankly unacceptable. Bite and swallow, sign it live with it.

What is left is?

Best not go there.

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Posted in: Trump pressures Barr to investigate Bidens as election nears See in context

The question is would vote I for my own aged Grandfathers, yes and no.

Japanese or English they are obstinate and set in their ways.

Of course, cultures collide, however age brings forth a unique reluctance to accept change.

With respect grumpy granddad syndrome.

And think with a finger close or on the red button

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Posted in: As clock ticks, EU and UK tell each other to budge on Brexit See in context

Ah but politics is.....

One cannot fool all the people all the time but can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time.....

Credit to Ashutosh Misra a true scribe

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Posted in: Trump pressures Barr to investigate Bidens as election nears See in context

Joe Biden retired, quite righty, Joe and his family disserve a rest. let he old guy rest in solitude and peace.

There is a catch Joe is politically front center, voteable.

But what sits behind Joe is toxic to middle income Americans.

Then there is Donald Trump. Well it is hell and high water?

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Posted in: Trump pressures Barr to investigate Bidens as election nears See in context

What's is the political significance of Hunter Biden's pro macs?

Bit of a lad, yes?

Does he know what day, or even year it is?

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Posted in: UK says no to more EU trade talks See in context

I agree, Cleo, an independent Scottish Government would be within the EU economically, how can i put this a continuing drain on recourses.

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Posted in: UK says no to more EU trade talks See in context

This is why politically motivated appointments end in tears ......

ECB’s Lagarde: Let’s discuss permanent EU debt.......

https://www.politico.eu/article/ecbs-lagarde-lets-discuss-permanent-eu-debt/

Lagarde previously denied the possibility of making this exercise permanent — a toxic proposition for so-called frugal countries such as Austria, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden. Last month, she said “it’s a one-off response to exceptional circumstances” during a hearing in the European Parliament.

This is why UK must stand it ground, and leave. with or without a FTA.

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Posted in: UK says no to more EU trade talks See in context

Ironically, Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales have never been member states if the European Union. They are regions within the UK membership.

The UK referendum voted in 2016 to leave. Scotland if it chose independence, would have to apply to join.

There is a number of economic reasons that might prevent Scottish membership, all besides the point as Nicola Sturgeon is cynically politically weaponizing the fact that the people of Scotland voted against UK leaving the EU.

Sturgeon has, dare I suggest a bitter hatred of the English.

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Posted in: Trump objects to 'mute' button in next Biden matchup, but debate will go on See in context

Run it uncensored, let not only the US electorate view the level, the failure of the younger generation to take democracy and political inclusion seriously.

View the spectacle of Granddads fighting over a political roast potato on a Nov 3 dinner time.

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Posted in: Trump objects to 'mute' button in next Biden matchup, but debate will go on See in context

Mute a Presidential debate?

Don't have one.

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Posted in: Japan to join forces with U.S., Europe in regulating Big Tech firms See in context

Oh please, these US digital innovators, are partially the answer to both Trump and Biden revenue and tax policy.

Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook built there dominance through digital innovation.

it was not by accident.

It is fanciful to believe that either Biden or Trump will just rollover and play dead.

Both will retaliate without quarter.

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Posted in: UK says no to more EU trade talks See in context

With the so called, continuing second wave of this pandemic.

A extended transition period, associated with incentives for UK Government to agree, makes sound economic sense.

Its is saving face time, for both the EU and UK

Half UK contributions, for a given period for the negotiations to continue. At the same time both enter into a diplomatic mission of collaboration in areas of agreement, friends not foes.

Deep breaths, step back and reassesses the whole political and economic relationship.

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Posted in: UK says no to more EU trade talks See in context

For the European Union Brexit is not the menacing, and threating issues. It is Marcon and his feckless domestic policies combined with a petulant disregard for the French electorate. A French friend refers rather disapprovingly of the French President as Tantrum Macron.

The danger politically, however, sitting in the wings patiently is Marion Anne Perrine Le Pen.

As of 1 October Le Pen is leading Macron in the polls.

France — President Emmanuel Macron's approval rating

https://www.politico.eu/europe-poll-of-polls/france/

On a no deal, the costs to French fishery's, and agriculture, Le Pen will strike.

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Posted in: UK says no to more EU trade talks See in context

Alfie Noakes

Yes, and the over use of antibiotics too, this is why there will not be a trade deal with the US.

Deregulation cannot sacrifice food standards.

Then there are questions of pharmaceuticals, NHS, finding common ground on a dispute resolution. Neither Trump or Biden will betray there agriculture etc etc

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Posted in: UK says no to more EU trade talks See in context

There is a simple solution restart the negotiations. Offer UK access to the single market with a reduced contribution. This would be the carrot, this would compensate reflect UK lack of participation in the council of minsters.

I am a business woman. What did that shameless rogue, Gekko contend......

“First lesson in business is: Don't get emotional about stock, clouds your judgement.”

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Posted in: UK says no to more EU trade talks See in context

That is a possibility, Desert Tortoise, facing privately funded fishery protection gunboats.

Word around the camp fire suggest hedge funds ready to fund this fleet.

With the prospect of huge financial rewards seizing the vessels. Essentially these Gun boats will be crewed with mercenaries in all but name.

Whether the EU navies, even if the member states would contemplate the risk, would question the threat to further deterioration on entering British waters. UK membership of/to Common Fishers Policy ceases on 31 December.

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Posted in: UK says no to more EU trade talks See in context

That would mean the United Kingdom trading on World Trade Organization terms, probably causing significant price rises.

This scenario is based on the assumption that UK EU trading relationship will continue.

It simply wont, supermarkets will not stock items they cannot sell, they will source outside of the EU.

There will be no shortage of countries lining up to under cut.

This is the primary reason the EU refuses to accept Johnson Government unwillingness to continue negotiations.

I suggest there is an agenda slowly but surely being played out.

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