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  1. Patzcuaro

     /  June 26, 2018

    Dining out in the US

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    • High Flying Duck

       /  June 26, 2018

      I thought you were arguing that we were the tax haven?
      Businesses (and people) will always seek the the most tax effective places to store their wealth, given the opportunity.

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      • Blazer

         /  June 26, 2018

        we WERE when Honky Tonks decided a few could profit at the expense of NZ’s international reputation.
        Now that is reinforced by the capital flight that has occurred , when pressure led to addressing his folly.

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        • High Flying Duck

           /  June 26, 2018

          The report says the transfers happen “each year”. This isn’t a sudden change after loopholes closed. You got the wrong end of the stick on this one I think.
          The tax laws have been tightened since 2015 and will tighten more next year which will limit the opportunities for this tax flight.

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          • Blazer

             /  June 26, 2018

            so when do you think NZ fitted this bill?year?…’ always seek the the most tax effective places to store their wealth, given the opportunity.’

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            • High Flying Duck

               /  June 26, 2018

              The report is talking about multinationals shifting NZ profits from this country to offshore tax havens (and from other countries to such tax havens).
              Nothing to do with National or “Honky Tonks” facilitating anything.
              Laws have been strengthened in recent years (in conjunction with the UN) to reduce or prevent such profits being shifted to low and no tax havens so that profits are taxed where earned.
              It sounds easier than it is and is a fraught area.
              Not quite sure where your thinking is at?

            • Blazer

               /  June 26, 2018

              the report says basically that because NZ has altered the ‘tax haven’ laws initiated by Key,money has been moved to the usual offshore tax havens.

            • High Flying Duck

               /  June 27, 2018

              No. It does absolutely nothing of the sort.

            • Blazer

               /  June 27, 2018

              so why did it find its way here in the ..first place?

  2. MaureenW

     /  June 26, 2018

    Why Comey lied about why he publicized Clinton emails discovered on Weiner’s laptop…

    http://thefederalist.com/2018/06/25/ig-report-shows-james-comey-lied-publicized-new-clinton-emails/

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    • Gezza

       /  June 26, 2018

      Boring. Let me know when there’s an indictment for anything illegal or Mueller produces the report on his investigation.

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  3. MaureenW

     /  June 26, 2018

    It’s all coming out slowly …

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    • Gezza

       /  June 26, 2018

      Boring. Let me know when there’s an indictment for anything illegal or Mueller produces the report on his investigation.

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  4. MaureenW

     /  June 26, 2018

    Editors were eager for scoops on the Trump/Russia investigation, they were happy for their writer to be in bed with two Senate Select Committee of Intelligence sources. Lol – Stormy’s got some catching up to do.

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    • Gezza

       /  June 26, 2018

      Boring. Let me know when there’s an indictment for anything illegal or Mueller produces the report on his investigation.

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      • MaureenW

         /  June 27, 2018

        I find what’s going on in the US intriguing and fascinating – more interesting than, say … pukekos.
        If I had a middle-finger up emoji, I would put it HERE!!!

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        • Griff

           /  June 27, 2018

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        • Gezza

           /  June 27, 2018

          I find what’s going on in the US intriguing and fascinating – more interesting than, say … pukekos.
          How rude! 😠
          Tbh, I see a lot of parallels between Trump & the pooks. Especially his continual strutting & squawking. 🦃

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          • MaureenW

             /  June 27, 2018

            TBH I see a lot of parallels regarding your interest in my Trump posts and my interest in your pook posts. Let me know if anything changes or they do something interesting.

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            • Gezza

               /  June 27, 2018

              Don’t start Maureen. I’m not in the mood.

            • MaureenW

               /  June 27, 2018

              You will have noticed that I don’t write “Boring” under all of them but if you think it would add some value, I don’t mind helping you out. Mate.

            • Gezza

               /  June 27, 2018

              Write you like Maureen. I’ll just soar above it like a pukeko.

            • Gezza

               /  June 27, 2018

              But while you’re here – do you have any indictments to report, Maureen? 😐

            • MaureenW

               /  June 27, 2018

              They prefer to run and hide than fly. BUT, once they get going ….. or so I read.

            • MaureenW

               /  June 27, 2018

              No indictments today, but tomorrow’s hearing with Wray and Rosenstein should be interesting (to me at least)

            • Gezza

               /  June 27, 2018

              I can’t understand why there haven’t been any indictments. Unless despite all the huffing & puffing & pronouncements by “legal expert” commenters, there’s just no actual grounds for any. I mean FFS the GOP’s running the show now.

    • Gezza

       /  June 26, 2018

      Boring. Let me know when there’s an indictment for anything illegal or Mueller produces the report on his investigation.

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      • High Flying Duck

         /  June 26, 2018

        How come you don’t post the same thing on Joe Blogg’s rantings?

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        • Gezza

           /  June 26, 2018

          Be fair, I’ve only just started this today. And Joe’s usually posting about Trump, who’s usually endlessly whining, lying & being an asshole & thus making whatever it is Joe’s posting about not boring because Trump’s usually making it interesting.

          This is just whatabout stuff that has yet to come to anything actually indictable – or tbey’d have been indicted already, mostly from Trump supporters who are as one-eyed as Joe & probably more so – so it’s basically just boring fking gossip until someone gets charged with illegal activities.

          Ok?

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  5. An interesting blow by blow account of a Trump speech to his base in South Carolina.

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