Man who claimed to be Putin’s lover nuked in Switzerland
Zurich| Iouri Michaelevitch, a former personnal assistant of the Russian President, was found dead last monday in his swiss appartment after some of the neighbors complained about the smell emanating from the residence. According to the city’s police departmnent, many clues collected on the site suggest that he might have been the victim of an elaborate murder plot.
“The police forces have only been able to proceed to preliminary analysis before we spotted a source of radiations on the scene and had to call a decontamination team” explains Sven Munger of the Zurich Police Department.”We can confirm that the radioactive agent is a very rare russian product named TCDD Dioxin. The clues we have collected are insufficient to pronounce a definitive conclusion, but the complexity of the of plot we have exposed greatly reduces the number of suspects.”
The victim had attracted a lot of attention from the Russian government and media in 2011 when he had written a book entitled “Я был любовник Путина” (“I was Putin’s Lover“), which was taken off the shelves before the official release, after a presidential decree. A warrant demanding the arrest of the author was also issued across Russia, leading him to file a demand of political asylum from the helvetic state.
Many sources also claim that Mr Michaelevitch had dinner with an attaché of the Russian embassy five days before his body was found, a case strangely similar to that of the former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko in 1999.
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Greenwich: a target-rich environment
Britain imposes “mansion tax”, as suggested by the IMF. Zero Hedge quotes from the IMF report and then adds its own commentary. I can hear the Democrats in Hartford sharpening their knives as I write: Tax the mansions of Fairfield County? Delicious idea.
Some taxes levied on wealth, especially on immovable property, are also an option for economies seeking more progressive taxation. Wealth taxes, of various kinds, target the same underlying base as capital income taxes, namely assets. They could thus be considered as a potential source of progressive taxation, especially where taxes on capital incomes (including on real estate) are low or largely evaded. There are different types of wealth taxes, such as recurrent taxes on property or net wealth, transaction taxes, and inheritance and gift taxes. Over the past decades, revenue from these taxes has not kept up with the surge in wealth as a share of GDP (see earlier section) and, as a result, the effective tax rate has dropped from an average of around 0.9 percent in 1970 to approximately 0.5 percent today. The prospect of raising additional revenue from the various types of wealth taxation was recently discussed in IMF (2013b) and their role in reducing inequality can be summarized as follows.
- Property taxes are equitable and efficient, but underutilized in many economies. The average yield of property taxes in 65 economies (for which data are available) in the 2000s was around 1 percent of GDP, but in developing economies it averages only half of that (Bahl and Martínez-Vázquez, 2008). There is considerable scope to exploit this tax more fully, both as a revenue source and as a redistributive instrument,although effective implementation will require a sizable investment in administrative infrastructure, particularly in developing economies (Norregaard, 2013).
We summed this up as follows: “if you are buying a house, enjoy the low mortgage (for now… and don’t forget – if and when the time comes to sell, the buyer better be able to afford your selling price and the monthly mortgage payment should the 30 Year mortgage rise from the current 4.2% to 6%, 7% or much higher, which all those who forecast an improving economy hope happens), but what will really determine the affordability of that piece of property you have your eyes set on, are the property taxes. Because they are about to skyrocket.“
I am woman, hear me snort!
Gallup poll: the most popular reason given for those who support Hillary’s presidency is that she’d be the first female president. None seem to think highly of her experience or anything else she might bring to the office, except her nether parts.
You’d think women were smarter than that but on the evidence so far, they aren’t.
Sept., 2007. Obama at the SEIU action conference
Union reps can now accompany OSHA inspectors on inspections of non-union work sites. The law that forbade this hasn’t changed; our radical – left president just “clarified” existing regulations.
The man is a gangster.
The Citi-Bike program in NYC is millions in debt and faltering, so the sponsors are looking for taxpayer subsidies. De Blasio says it won’t happen, but reading between the lines he, and his former cronies on the city council, are really saying,”not yet”. It’ll come.
The Daily Mail has published a series of photographs taken in 1950 by Hitler’s personal photographer when he travelled to Dachau with his camera. Of the pictures he took, these two struck me hardest. There are worse shots, but, perhaps because these two come at the end of a long series of harrowing photos, they seem the most evil.
Dachau. Spring, 1950