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Of course they will.  They'll get to leak his tax records and then let whispering campaigns run wild on how many "illegal" tax dodges he is using.  The general public...including the NY attorneys, you and maybe me...have not the first clue what a billionaire's taxes look like and how many programs provided for by Congress he is engaged in.  I say maybe me because I did study tax law in bschool for two semesters, so I might have a first clue, but I'm still far from being able to understand it.

This has never been about a suspicion of wrongdoing.  It's about new fodder for feeding the ignorant "news" about how much Trump is cheating them on his taxes.
I’ve been a tax CPA, and I have worked on returns of very high multi millionaires. (No billionaires that I recall, but the concepts are the same.)

I guarantee you there will be absolutely nothing that they can glean from his returns that can damage him. I saw his entity structures (multiple) on his financial disclosure in 2016, and it is so extensive it would take a team of forensic accountants weeks to unwind it.

None of that will be on his return. His return would only show the items of income that reach him personally; kind of like the portion of the iceberg that is above the waterline. Everything below the waterline won’t ever appear on his return.

So I will say with 100% certainty that anything they come up with will be complete fiction.

Spin Zone / Re: phrases I don't want to hear anymore
« on: July 09, 2020, 08:31:15 AM »
“It’s just a mask.”

Spin Zone / Re: Mask
« on: July 08, 2020, 10:29:15 AM »
The problem is if you go out (and odds are you must, unless you're having essential delivered) you can spread the virus.  If you mask up the odds on your spreading the virus diminish.  Your behavior affects me when you infect me with your virus.  Hence it is reasonable for me to ask you to modify your behavior.

No.  If you feel that at risk, STAY HOME.  The virus is not a death sentence.  Only a few very high risk people die from it.  You'll be fine.  I carry a mask with me but only put it on if a business requires I wear it.  If not I walk around outside, and drive without one. 

I probably already contracted and recovered from Covid 19, Wuhan, Chinese Virus.  In early March I had mild cold and flu symptoms for a few days including a fever for a day to two.  I used over the counter products and stayed home during that time.  I was fine.

Spin Zone / Re: 6 June 1944
« on: June 06, 2020, 07:42:13 AM »
I find it surreal that Men could get off a landing craft and run into machine gun and artillery fire.  Unbelievable bravery and sacrifice. 

Spin Zone / Re: George Floyd
« on: June 04, 2020, 04:30:23 PM »
Yes, black lives matter........

How about David Dorn?   

What, you never heard of him?   He's a black 77 year old retired police chief from St Louis that died from a rioter attack. He was helping a friend defend his pawn shop.

Notice how the media doesn't give a shit about him, but worships George Floyd?

Oh, BTW, George has become real profitable to his family:

Spin Zone / Re: Drew Brees apologizes for anti Kneeling comments
« on: June 04, 2020, 01:24:05 PM »
For the first time in my lifetime, you are prohibited from having an opinion that is inconsistent with the prevailing mob’s demands.

I’ve never seen anything like it.
You can say that again!

Spin Zone / Re: U.S re-enters manned space flight
« on: May 27, 2020, 05:20:11 AM »
Reason to celebrate?  I think so, but of course, NASA wants you to STAY HOME.

It's not the Saturn V, and we aren't visiting other planetary bodies, but it is a start and better than riding on a Russian Soyuz rocket.  However, it is Elon Musk and Space X, so.........
I just wish their space suits didn’t look like something out of a Woody Allen movie.

Spin Zone / Re: The virus wasn't enough
« on: May 04, 2020, 01:03:58 PM »
Nuke them from space.  It's the only solution.

My husband is a software engineer. He read a book on software teams once that said when the most annoying person on the team is removed, the resulting product is not as robust. Point being that some seemingly offbeat ideas or perspectives improve the end result.

I think this is what Trump is doing. He annoys, but the end result is better than if he weren’t there. :)

Spin Zone / Re: Chinese Lab Bat
« on: April 07, 2020, 11:40:54 AM »
Had they been in place the second the genome clone got to our shores the env proteins would have been produced in a lab, probably at Walter Reed, though there are lots that can do it.  They could have easily tagged the protein and had it pure in a week, I could.  They could have then used it to make monoclonal antibodies.  These are slow, but can be sped up fast with lots of effort.  A couple months later we have antibodies, and a could weeks later (if we're really ramping up) we've serology kits to send everywhere.  Now it takes minutes, not hours to do detection. Moreover, we'd already be on our way to a vaccine since we have surface proteins.
OK, let's play "what if".  Let's go a few years into the future.  There's billions of virus types that inhabit animals.  In India one of these mutates and infects humans.  There's a 14 day incubation period where the infected person shows no symptoms but can infect others easily, and then things go south in a hurry.  The now-human virus spreads throughout the Indian community, but the Indian government suppresses this news.  In the meantime, thousands of Indians come over to work closely with Americans.  They spread the disease without knowing it or they dismiss it as a cold or the flu.  Then people start dropping in the streets.  Suddenly the disease becomes so obvious that no one can deny that it's happening.  And it keeps spreading because those with it don't know it.

This is pretty much what happened.  It's easy in hindsight to say you'd start working on a test / cure as soon as it hits the shores.  Not so easy in real time when you don't know what you don't know.

Being an academic myself I run into this sort of thing all the time.  Academics know a lot of theory but have no real world experience.  They can't translate what happens in a lab into real life.  I'm lucky that I had an actual job before I became an academic.  The difference between theoretical and applied science.

Spin Zone / Re: How long does it take...
« on: April 07, 2020, 05:28:56 AM »
to develop a serology test?

Are there any examples of an antibody test being developed and approved (never mind fielded) in less than 2 months?

Even just one example?
That's no excuse for Trump not going down to the lab and whipping one out in a few days.  Just another one of his failures.

Spin Zone / Re: Chinese Lab Bat
« on: April 03, 2020, 01:45:35 PM »
Why do I keep thinking of:

" Support? Is that what you want? I'm sorry, you were wonderful in there! The way you handled that judge... ooh you are a smooth talker. You are... you are!"

Spin Zone / Re: Where do you draw the line...
« on: April 03, 2020, 10:12:12 AM »
Lots of dumb here.  Can't have autos without auto deaths. We've got vaccines and treatments for the flu, can't do much more than that.  People drown in bodies of water, have since the beginning of time.  If this Coronavirus is left alone it WILL kill millions (2% of the US population is 6 million dead) and overwhelm our health system.  20% severe cases (A number I've seen multiple times) means 60 million.  No vaccine and no treatment to speak of.

All you conservatives care about is what's good for business. You don't seem to give a shit that massive numbers of people are going to die.

BULLSHIT.  You have NO IDEA how many would die if we had just taken the same precautions we've taken in past virus outbreaks.  This is NO WORSE than previous ones.  Good for business?  How about GOOD FOR LIFE and a common sense, reasonable approach instead of DEMOCRAT/MEDIA fueled panic???

Spin Zone / Re: How a Police State is Born
« on: April 02, 2020, 11:33:31 AM »
You’d think this was the bubonic plague killing 50% of the population the way some people are acting.

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