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20-10-2019, 22:25   #1306
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Since the founding of Amazon Jeff Bezos' average net income is about $12,000,000 per day or $139 per second.
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21-10-2019, 13:06   #1307
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The problem with that is how do you tax the valuation of a company? It's not that he has all his wealth in a Scrooge McDuck style money pit.
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The problem with that is how do you tax the valuation of a company? It's not that he has all his wealth in a Scrooge McDuck style money pit.
Corporation tax.
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Corporation tax.
That taxes Amazon's profits, not Bezos personally. He'll still own about 12% of a nearly trillion dollar company.
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A publicly traded company's valuation is (supposed to be) based on the anticipated future profits of that company, particularly via dividends.
If those profits are taxed at a higher level, there's less money available to be distributed to shareholders.
With a lower dividend expectation, the company valuation would drop which would, in effect, be a tax on Bezos.

It's pie-in-the-sky stuff though really. Unless we can achieve global co-operation from governments on corporation tax (i.e. tax harmonisation), any attempts to raise it will just give rise to more multi-nationals switching their "headquarters" to the countries charging the lowest effective corporate taxation rates.
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21-10-2019, 14:25   #1311
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August 3, 1492 , leap years and the calendar change won't change it much.

CBA checking part 2, maybe there was One Week when his shares went up that much ?
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Just did the maths.
Somebody can correct me.


2019-1492 is 527 years.

527 * 365 is 192, 355 days

192,355 x $5,000 = $961,775,000.

Part 1 checks out, still wouldn't be a billionaire.
Part 2, it'll take until 2040, did the maths, again checks out, but Jeff Bezos surely doesn't make $900,000,000 a week??

I'm getting 528 years (if you want to include 2019). If you multiply that by 365.25 (to include the leap years, but without being too precise as to how many leap years there were) then I get 192,825. By $5000, that's "only" $964,260,000. Or approx. $18,476,494.06 per week.
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Has anyone ever heard of auto brewery syndrome? No it's nothing to do with having a feed of drinks and then driving home. Well not exactly.

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A strange disease called auto-brewery syndrome (ABS), also dubbed “drunkenness disease,” was recently reported in a case study conducted by researchers from Richmond University Medical Center.

Auto-brewery syndrome is a bizarre condition that causes someone to become drunk without consuming any alcohol. This happens after patients eat carb-filled foods, which get fermented by bacteria in the gut.

Some say it’s extremely rare, but researchers of the new study believe it may simply be under-diagnosed. One reason could be that patients who suffer from the disease are often accused of drinking too much, despite not having consumed alcohol.

In the most recently-known case, New Scientist reports that the condition suffered by a 46-year-old man (who was a light social drinker) emerged after he was pulled over one morning for driving under the influence.

After he refused to take a breathalyzer test and was hospitalized, the man’s medical tests showed that he had a blood-alcohol level of 200 mg/dL. That’s comparable to someone who’s consumed about 10 alcoholic drinks.

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Obviously, it’s more than enough to induce slurred speech, impaired balance, and disorientation.

In other words, the man was indeed drunk. But he had not had any alcohol.
Bacteria That Causes Auto Brewery Syndrome

Wikimedia CommonsSaccharomyces Cerevisiae bacteria, also known as ‘brewer’s yeast.’

“For years, no one believed him,” Fahad Malik, a co-author of the recent study who is now a chief medical resident at University of Alabama at Birmingham, told New Scientist. “The police, doctors, nurses, and even his family told him he wasn’t telling the truth, that he must be a closet-drinker.”

It wasn’t until a helpful aunt, who heard of a similar case in Ohio and urged him to pursue treatment there, that the truth finally came out. Laboratory tests of the man’s fecal matter showed traces of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, also known as “brewer’s yeast,” and Saccharomyces boulardii.

After his diagnosis of auto-brewery syndrome was confirmed, physicians in Ohio treated the man with anti-fungal medication for about a month. His symptoms improved and with that he was discharged on a strict carb-free diet — to avoid foods that could trigger fermentation by the bacteria.

However, the Ohio doctors didn’t prescribe anymore anti-fungal therapy. Within a few weeks, his drunken episodes flared up again.

At one point, he got so drunk that he fell, which resulted in intracranial bleeding. Tests at the hospital later showed that his blood alcohol levels had spiked to 400 mg/dL — twice the amount detected in his system compared to the last time he was pulled over for DUI. And, again, hospital staff did not believe that he had not been drinking beforehand.

Desperate, the man sought help from all kinds of medical professionals — internists, neurologists, psychiatrists, gastroenterologists — but nobody could help cure his ailment. That’s when he found an online support group and contacted researchers at Richmond University on Staten Island, who agreed to treat him for his condition.

According to the study’s researchers, they put him back on anti-fungal therapy treatment, which involved 150 to 200 mg of oral itraconazole every day, along with probiotics to normalize the microbes in his gut.

But the man relapsed again after secretly eating pizza and drinking soda during his treatment. Researchers swapped his medicine to 150 mg of intravenous micafungin per day for six weeks.
All because he was over exposed to antibiotics following thumb surgery eight years before.

File that one under unintended consequences!
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Aside from being mentioned this morning on Lyric FM (), I think it was brought up in an episode of House.
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22-10-2019, 12:09   #1314
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Ah, I don't listen to Lyric so I missed that, and I didn't see it on House. Oh well, I've put it up there, so I'm not going to delete it now, and leave your reply hanging out of context.
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Still, it is a weird/spooky/dangerous condition to have.
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The last trial in the UK under the Witchcraft Act of 1735 took place in 1944. the accused was found guilty and sentenced to 9 months in prison.
https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryU...ds-last-witch/
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The types of cranes known as derricks, using pulleys and booms to lift objects, get their name from Thomas Derrick, a 17th Century executioner in London, who devised a new method for hanging involving pulleys, instead of the simple rope over a beam.
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The last trial in the UK under the Witchcraft Act of 1735 took place in 1944. the accused was found guilty and sentenced to 9 months in prison.
https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryU...ds-last-witch/
Here is the case of the surfing witch.
http://www.jasoncolavito.com/blog/th...-surfing-witch
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We had a guy in work named Derek, he was a bit of a hangman as well lol
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There weren't enough applicants for the role of executioner and so the Earl of Essex pardoned a rapist on condition that he would take on the job.

That rapist was Thomas Derrick.

He executed the Earl of Essex in 1601.
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