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Man, I am so lucky to have nobody in my life asking me for money.

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Hey, you seem like you have your finances together? Wanna be friends? Great!

And I hate to be so sudden, but can you maybe lend me a little bit? Avocado toast prices have been going up and I can't even afford the 36 month repayment schedule on one anymore...

ignoring everything else in your title, the usage of the word 'liberals' to describe everyone you disagree with politically is indicative that trump hasn't fixed your education issues yet.

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Do not feed the trolls

37 points · 3 days ago

Honestly, that guy is sexy as hell. He could be a model. That jawline and cheekbone is insane.

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Like Gronk who doesn't party.

Weekly post to remind CA to tie patches to content

OP: Think you made a typo there... either that or you've completely changed your view in the past week.

All the Best, Welsh Dragon.

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It's called reverse psychology

1 point · 2 days ago

The middle class of this country paid for your kid to be born. Why have a child if you can't afford one? Are you now getting SNAP (free food), housing assistance, free medical for your kid?

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What?

And we get taxed to match.

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51 points · 3 days ago · edited 3 days ago

I'd love to see data on the total cost. I am very confident it's the exact same story as with healthcare: remove the leechesmiddlemen and you see a massively more efficient system. Moreover, at least in Finland, you can't just choose what major to study. Everything has quotas (which is justified -- the government pays for it, so they get to choose how many of which major gets trained). The quotas are much higher for subjects that are useful for the society, such as engineering, and much lower for less immediate benefit ones such as literature and art history. That means that the society recoups the cost better in tax dollars.

And how exactly is it cost effective to have your own country pay for the education of the rest of the world? The reason often given is that they will act as "ambassadors", but I don't think that possibility justifies the tax payers putting up with it.

In your example with Finland, it works because there are quotas. The idea is probably that the person might stay in the country and benefit to it later.

But simply allowing it pretty unlimited (I guess limited to the amount of seats/educations available) makes no sense to me. In Swedish studies done, about 50% gave the reason for their free studies (before we changed it) being "experience a new culture" or "fulfill themselves".

Before we changed the system, it sort of worked because the amount that was studying was relatively few, but it was still around 18k. That's about 360 million dollars. About 0.3% of our total income. Is that really reasonable? It's quite a big sum for non-taxpayers to study for free. It could be about $200 per person in additional taxes per year, depending on how you count.

I don't think it's reasonable. There are alternatives with exchange programs that will have the same effect (but double), and some other solutions for some sort of special talent programs.

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You're completely confusing domestic and international students here.

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I'm not able to offer any advice on the Canadian side, but as a fellow foreigner in the US I 100% understand what you meant by the threat of maintaining legal status. It is a terrible state of life to be in, and it does make it impossible to settle down. I hope everything works out for you.

Original Poster4 points · 3 days ago

haha I figured. I've heard not all STEM careers/degrees are equal e.g. Astrophysics as opposed to something in IT? I'm not CS inclined though. Chemistry? Data science?

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For an academic career most of STEM is on an equal footing since STEM science is done almost anywhere, and visas are typically very easy to get for academic workers.

For non-academic career e.g. in tech, software/IT is by far your best bet. Virtually all developed countries need high-quality IT workers. However, since you'd be working for a for-profit company, visas can be more tricky even if you manage to land a job offer.

22 points · 4 days ago

Data science, afaik, is about analysis and mostly involves data mining.

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Data mining is a whole another field. DS is mostly about predictive modeling and such using machine learning.

It might have just been my school, but I took 2 classes at the same time for my Masters. One was called Mining Data from the math department, and one was called Intro to Machine Learning from the CS department. They had almost the same syllabus, except the math course used R and the CS one used Python.

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School courses are notoriously fudgy with their naming. Data mining can be thought as a subset of data science. I'd be curious to know what that syllabus was, however.

18 points · 4 days ago

There is. No heat wave, no cold front.

Eh? Cold fronts and heat waves are pretty manageable on the east coast? We have AC and heaters.

Meanwhile a quarter of California is on fire. And long term its destined to be a water-fucked desert due to climate change and net loss of water due to out of control agriculture and legacy water rights nobody wants to touch.

That and you are sitting on a fault line which is great if you like gambling.

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I love this comment

You really think paper ballots is going to prevent tampering? We are in a technological era. Regardless of the medium, someone will be able to cheat this. At the end of the day, a machine will count the votes.

Also, it’s funny seeing everyone here claiming they can wait for results when I’m certain the vast majority followed every news source to get prelim results.

It’s misinformation and hypocrisy.

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At the end of the day, a machine will count the votes.

That's where you're wrong. There's nothing that says a machine has to count the votes. Have some sort of a bias-resistant system for humans counting the votes, and tampering will get very hard.

46 points · 5 days ago

Why do you need the voting results so fast?

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And manual counting of paper ballots isn't all that slow when done efficiently. In Finland it takes about 6 hours for the parliamentary election results to come in via manual counting, and the mandatory (again, manual) recount takes 2-3 days after that (I presume it's done with greater care of with more relaxed pace). If it takes multiple days to get the initial result of the vote something is terribly wrong with how the votes are counted.

I sincerely hope nobody will make "but the size" argument, since distributed counting at e.g. county level is how it should be done anyway.

The math doesn’t lie

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Math is a communist lie

-Republicans

236 points · 8 days ago

Step 1: Google "developer credit card numbers".

Step 2: Change your CC# on their website.

The problem should resolve itself.

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I wonder if you can just tell your bank to refuse charges from PF.

5 points · 8 days ago · edited 7 days ago

No, because they make you pay dues through ETF transfer from your bank account, which doesn’t provide any of the protections that a credit card does.

Edit: ACH? I don’t recall the correct acronym but my point still stands. Planet Fitness draws money from your bank account, which in my experience doesn’t offer chargeback protection or the option to decline future payments.

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Planet Fitness draws money from your bank account, which in my experience doesn’t offer chargeback protection or the option to decline future payments.

That can't be right. There is no way any well-designed banking system would be set up in a way that someone could just freely draw whatever they wanted from someone else's account without the owner of the account being able to do anything about that.

It's not about chargeback, it's about controlling what happens to your own money.

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39 points · 6 days ago

It's crazy how that works.

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Caffeine manufacturers hate this trick!

Why is this shit in /r/worldpolitics?

3 points · 6 days ago

This subreddit allows anyone to post pretty much anything, which unfortunately brings in a lot of bigot and crazies.

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Yeah, I just now read the sidebar. Might be time to unsubscribe.

943 points · 6 days ago

I thought the same thing. I live in Canada and got worried like "is it near me?!" And then, nope. 3000km away.

I think people don't realize how big Canada is

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Canada has only 10% of the population of the US. Therefore the distances have to be 10% as well! Checkmate Canadians.

9.1k points · 6 days ago

Oh no! A country with an economy half the size of California is bleating out economic war warnings. Oh no!

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They might disallow exports of asbestos from Russia to US.

Swipe left, then swipe right, then drop the dirty bill to the toilet bowl. Cheaper than TP

In general a company is taxed wherever it is located and the location of the owner(s) is completely irrelevant. For sole proprietor companies (which in many regards are not "real" companies) it might be different, and as always, each country has their own systems. I know it is quite popular for Finnish people to set up a company in Estonia given how much growth-friendly Estonian corporate tax system is (you may want to look it up; I believe the corporate profits are taxed at 0%, i.e. you only pay tax when moving money out of the company).

Now when you draw salary from the company or pay yourself dividends it's the same as any other foreign company paying you and the situation will depend, again, on the exact two countries in question. Usually you yourself (as a private person) will pay taxes according to your country of residence, though you may have to initially pay income or capital gains tax in both countries and get the double taxation removed afterward.

So in summary the corporate taxation should be exclusively according to the host country, but your salary/dividends can get more complicated depending on your country of residence and the host country for the company.

In general a company is taxed wherever it is located and the location of the owner(s) is completely irrelevant.

While it's true, it's also misleading - where is the company located is a function of from where does it perform it's business operations and where the management is located. If you think small SMB company managed by the owner then the company tax residency may be the same country where the owner resides even for corporate income tax.

I know it is quite popular for Finnish people to set up a company in Estonia given how much growth-friendly Estonian corporate tax system is (you may want to look it up; I believe the corporate profits are taxed at 0%, i.e. you only pay tax when moving money out of the company).

Yes, and those Finns are most probably breaking Finnish tax law unless they also moved to Estonia or have significant workforce there.

So in summary the corporate taxation should be exclusively according to the host country, but your salary/dividends can get more complicated depending on your country of residence and the host country for the company.

Now, that's just plain wrong. Dividends are easy (in the EEA) those are taxed at source in the country where the company is incorporated. But personal income tax and corporate income tax may get tricky.

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where is the company located is a function of from where does it perform it's business operations and where the management is located. If you think small SMB company managed by the owner then the company tax residency may be the same country where the owner resides even for corporate income tax.

Yes, the exact parameters of OP's idea or are of business are not clear. In my answer I was specifically talking about limited liability companies or similar who are legal entities on their own and not only through their owner. For them the corporate tax absolutely is not tied in any way to the country of residence of their owner(s). I can own shares of Apple or BMW but it doesn't mean Apple or BMW has to pay corporate tax according to my country of residence.

How easy it is to have a LTD in a given country varies, but e.g. in Finland it's relatively easy and relatively cheap. You do need to retain a lawyer or something similar to act as the legal in-country point of contact, but aside from that I did not find anything regarding the country of residence for the founder/owner.

Yes, and those Finns are most probably breaking Finnish tax law

I find that incredibly hard to believe. Do you have a source that says a Finn can't own a company in Estonia?

Now, that's just plain wrong. Dividends are easy (in the EEA) those are taxed at source in the country where the company is incorporated. But personal income tax and corporate income tax may get tricky.

I feel we may be talking about different things. It's possible you are talking about single proprietor companies that in many tax systems are more an extension of an individual person than a legal corporate entity itself. I have never ever in my life heard of a real corporation being taxed in any way according to where the owners live. That would be a massive logistical nightmare.

20 points · 7 days ago

There are people genuinely claiming they can't get drunk on beer here.

Heh heh heh.

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Those people are softies, incapable of drinking fast enough. It's their shame. Anyone can get drunk on strong drinks. Only the dedicated and the talented can on <5% beer.

Rogue is sexy boy. He's in a different class, you can't compare them.

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Implying Serral is not sexy

Triggered

124 points · 8 days ago

Nice.

I do wonder how much is psychological.

Maybe I'm capable of 20+ lbs than I think

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I'm not entirely sure on 1RM, but when doing sets (squats, specifically) I've noticed that you can physically go on so much longer than you think you can. Whenever you feel like puking and passing out* you're about halfway through your full set.

*Obviously, don't actually go and pass out since it's not very safe

if libertarians voted libertarian by 11% and the results for the other two were: democrats 45%, republicans 44%, the right wing will lose even though it represents more voters (as the liberts are right wing, etc).

I just want to challenge your thinking here for a second. You seem to have a mindset of the loser represents more voters if third parties had votes. This is just wrong, and voting for third parties should be encouraged more.

Also, libertarians are not right wing. No clue where you got that idea from.

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1 point · 8 days ago · edited 8 days ago

Whether his example of libertarians was correct or not, the point absolutely stands. Let's say there's a new liberal party that is to the left of Democrats. They get 5% of the total vote in some important swing state, with the rest of the votes going 48% to Republicans and 47% to Democrats. Thus, the state goes to Republicans/right despite the fact that the majority did not want Republicans.

This leads to tactical voting where it is never optimal (for that specific election) to vote for anything apart from one of the top 2 parties, as otherwise your vote is literally wasted. Hence first-past-the-post voting systems inevitably regress to two party systems. Abolishing FPTP and embracing proportional representation would be the best way to fix that.

Edit: Instead of downvoting, why not formulate a counter-argument about what you disagree with

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1 point · 8 days ago

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Yes, you/we did. Whether you're happy with EC or not, it is the legit election system in this country.

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4 points · 8 days ago

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Also, the fact that Russians hacked the election by purging voter rolls and changing votes directly (despite what we're assured) means that we were given this traitor against our will.

If that is true then I fully agree.

Could you translate that code for us?

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Here you go:

this little ditty reads a file and converts tabs to spaces

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