Re: 30 years ?
And such a shame that you have the total inability recognise a joke?
Unfortunately that's not something you get taught at school.
31 posts • joined 10 Nov 2011
Looks like it:
Ascension Island, Tristan da Cunha and Saint Helena all issue their own postage stamps, which provide a significant income. The three territories each have their own Royal Mail postal code:
Ascension Island: ASCN 1ZZ
Saint Helena: STHL 1ZZ
Tristan da Cunha: TDCU 1ZZ
Actually it's worth recognising the difference between the government ministers and the civil service at that point.
The Government will absolutely say 'lessons have been learnt' (again), no one at ministerial level will receive the slightest slap on the wrist, and civil servants trying to follow u-turn after u-turn will be blamed for the situation.
I think that the personal freedom and responsibility approach would make sense IF you could personally decide not to share you data easily.
However the larger tech companies, and also some fairly unheard of tracking companies have gone to great lengths to prevent people from choosing not to share their data.
This goes from simple items like FB trackers on sites that are not FB, and track people that are not even FB users, to some analytical techniques that will try and ID a user that has browsed in private, with DNT enabled, and has clearly indicated that they wish not to be tracked. These techniques include trying to fingerprint the user from other browser details that are leaked, and even down to the way they move the mouse on the page.
When data companies are trying this hard to break any attempt by the users to have their own privacy then personal freedom and responsibility have nothing to do with it.
That is why we need protection from these companies who will not, in the slightest, respect our personal freedom or choices.
The downside of that £6 bit of tat from Amazon is that it will contain the cheapest, nastiest, noisiest DAC on the planet to hit that cost point.
I guess we've never met, as I am in the the 'niche' that uses a portable DAC / AMP (Fiio Q1 in my case), and it sounds soooooooo much better than that Amazon adaptor will.
No one seems to have mentioned Public SectorIT projects also being hampered by them being blanket declared within IR35 for any contract resource.
Many contractors I know will now longer consider Public Sector work if there is any Private Sector role also available that suits their skills.
It's not that long since I would have been delighted if my USRobotics modem would be running at that speed from my house to the local ISP.
To be doing that from Saturn, with kit that has been up there for so long, is still a remarkable achievement.
All involved deserve a well earned beer!
How would he and his wife pay just 10% on a dividend of 1M each?
Dividends are paid from profit by the Ltd, so 20% Corporation Tax will have been paid before it can be a distributed as a dividend.
When the dividend is paid out, there is a 5K allowance, but after that a 7.5% dividend tax rate applies to the rest, and any amount above about 40K (presuming they have no salary at all) will still be hit for higher rate income tax as well.
Unless you know otherwise? (In which case please explain.)
Not sure I'm seeing the problem the same way as others here :-(
It's certainly not (imo) rigging an election, that's done by fiddling with ballots, prevent certain groups from voting, or directly threatening groups to vote a specific way 'or else'
This is targeted advertising, finding a group of people who are likely to be susceptible to a certain message and then giving them that message.
This method is available to every political party and leaning, so all can use it to deliver their message to the groups they think will appreciate it most.
The article infers that it's a cheap way to get a message across, so in fact you could argue that it levels the playing field, it's not just the player with the most advertising pounds that wins any more.
Whatever your personal feelings on both the Trump and Brexit result, surely the smaller parties having access to spread their message as readily as a larger well funded party is a good thing?
The problem I have with your argument is that in all the examples you give a tool is being mis-used to do someone harm, and also it needs a much closer and physical approach to achieve that harm, which then entails the risk of losing a physical fight.
A Gun is the only object in your list that is expressly designed to do another person harm whilst still staying at a safe distance yourself, thus making it a lot easier to harm someone else without entailing any personal risk.
If someone had to use one of the alternative methods you list, then a lot of potentials killers would think twice and back off.
That's the real problem with guns, it makes it too easy for a coward to intimidate or kill someone that they won't take on face to face.
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