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#9651 Coss

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Posted Yesterday, 18:42

I also read that Apple is to repatriate a large proportion of it's offshore cash to the USA, with jobs and other platitudes to come. That's got be good for the average american.

Though the proportion of that decision, that can be laid at Trump's door, is likely very small.
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Posted Yesterday, 19:49

Mr Coss , origin of the offshore Apple-cash is unpaid taxes elsewhere due to dubious arrangements with local tax authorities , EC countries like Luxemburg , Netherlands etc included . Tricky arrangements about licence-fees etcetera . The THAI360 board shall closely watch what the Apple company in reality does with the repatriated cash , create Trump-jobs in the rustbelt or God forbid pay as dividends to the shareholders ??

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Posted Yesterday, 22:12

Bubi, yes, even the few of us that call middle earth home, feel that holding moneys in other countries to satisfy greed, is abhorrent.  The goodies in this news is that other governments will now feel, they have the teeth, to make local companies bring their profits home and so be taxed on same.

Apple NZ in NZ, on it's sales, pays almost no tax as the profits are held in Ireland etc.

And yes, I'm not suggesting that Trump had anything to do with this, I think it more likely that the Dems and the more moderate Republicans, are responsible for this situation.

We watch eternally as sentient beings.
Yes still wanting to be back in Vientiane, swinging in my hammock, supping ice n beer, in the shade of my Cashew tree.

Oppenheimer, from the Bhagavad Gita: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."

#9654 Coss

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Posted Today, 02:45

Well, I've had enough of asserting Trump's uselessness, from behavioural observation.

Some of the testimony that is being released to the public, is painting a picture, of Money Laundering and Russian Mob connections, with Putin's blessing, for not just the campaign, handover and first year, of the presidency, but going back 10~20 years.

This Trump fellow, looks like he's into the Russian cess pit,  up to his scalp.

I suppose the public meltdown of his personae will be entertaining - but the circumstances around his downfall, look like they are a given.
Yes still wanting to be back in Vientiane, swinging in my hammock, supping ice n beer, in the shade of my Cashew tree.

Oppenheimer, from the Bhagavad Gita: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."




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