(12:05:12 PM)I guess that's the magic of having a publicly traded major corporation. You can use stocks to generate imaginary value while avg. people and small businesses cannot and must rely on physical money and assets.
(11:48:33 AM)Amazon themselves said this: " “We have tax benefits relating to excess stock-based compensation deductions and accelerated depreciation deductions that are being utilized to reduce our U.S. taxable income.”
(11:42:31 AM)Filing for bankruptcy basically shielded Delta by wiping out a lot of their debt from bad investments. It protected them from having to pay taxes years into the future based on projected future losses and allowed them to terminate their pilot pensions.
(11:10:57 AM)Corporate tax accountants will tell you there are so many weapons they can employ to help a company reduce taxation, options that aren't available to individuals or small companies. It's why so many avg Americans have to fudge their tax deductions to squeeze a little more out from IRS
(11:08:31 AM)At the same time by buying back their own stock and re-inflating their stock value, they can also count that as an investment, allowing them to be taxed through capital gains tax law, a far lower rate than corporate taxes. They also have the best aviation accountants to justify corporate tax deductions by increasing operational and employee expenses etc. This is just the tip of the iceberg on how they operate.
(10:55:27 AM)At the same time, they technically never actually lost anything because the money was generated on paper only. However, the amt. they receive in tax rebates is actual physical cash from the govt.
(10:54:20 AM)That on paper money is not physical liquid cash though. Then 2009 first quarter hits and they under perform and only get 15% increase, 5% less than their projected earnings. They can then count that as a loss for a tax write off. Lets say this results in the stock dropping from $15 per share back to $12 per share. Again they can count that as a loss and use that for a tax write off.
(10:48:56 AM)Lets say it is 2008. Delta has stock valued at $10 a share. They earned $1 billion dollars by years end. The company then deliberately over projects to shareholders that they expect a 20% increase in profits the next quarter (but the real estimate is only 10% increase or less). That drives up Delta stock value on paper money to let say $15 per share.
The Guardian still likes to spin their lying narrative against the Man in Office. He's being realistically optimistic. Pelosi and her moronic followers has done way more damage to the country. It was her fault that delayed that $2.2 trillion bill. https://www.theepoch...ll_3283887.html And she had the sheer and utter audacity to blame him for the coronavirus deaths? Who is she trying to fool, when Democrat-run States allowed infected into the country under Sanctuary Cities and calling him a racists for blocking any arrivals from China. >.<
Comparing rebates to the average person whose not rich is a huge difference, korniceman3000. Instead of just looking at their tax returns and earnings without looking at how much they spent in taxes, why not look at the entire tax system the rich have to face annually. Here, start with this small piece, . . . ^_^ https://www.brooking...tax-them-more/ Now stroll on over to this next one, . . . ^.^ https://www.heritage...e-taxes-you-do "Pay a larger amount" without stating a single tax dollar amount for your rebuttal? This is what is called an evasive argument. And what I've provided, the tax numbers don't lie. That Delta article firstly pointed out they've lost "billions" while trying to force the point they didn't pay any federal tax? Are you kidding me? o_o
The hospitality and travel industries are getting hit the hardest during this outbreak/pandemic, meaning they're not getting their usual amount of income. You have to think from their point of views in trying to keep their business afloat in this uncertain market and the serious circumstances happening right now. If your business was facing a massive income drop and customers not taking up on your services, won't you try to find ways to upkeep your reserves or most of it, or would you rather be subtle about having none whatsoever and face filing a Chapter 9 Bankruptcy claim in the near future? You can forget worker strikes when there's no airline that has no money in the end, korniceman3000. By the way, why so focused on the airline industry anyways? Did something happen? What did the airline industry to that was so wrong? Is staying rich a crime?
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Let's put this into more perspective here, korniceman3000, shall we? ^_^ $4 trillion combined means there's monetary discrimination towards those who've either earned their fortunes or inherited it from those who'd earned nevertheless. What they do with their money is no different than what the rest of us do with our money. If they can legally do that to help, work with the government, and/or boost the economy which will aid their business, there's absolutely no need to prosecute them in any way shape or form. As for loans, they have to pay back regardless and they have to pray there isn't any interests rates attached to them.
(11:58:46 AM)It's like a long term way to defer taxes (if not entirely) + these taxes are offset to the consumer and shareholders allowing them a pass. Sadly as bad as Delta is, they still pay better dividends than a lot of other corporations who hoard their cash like Amazon.
(11:33:27 AM)Last year, over 80 major corporations found enough loopholes in the tax law to not pay any taxes, including Chevron, Amazon, Netflix etc. Amazon even managed to even get a $129 million tax REBATE.
(11:14:48 AM)American Airlines is asking for $12 billion. I can expect Delta and United to eventually ask similar figures. That's already two thirds of the amt. granted for airline industry bailout. That $58 billion isn't going to last very long.
(11:09:19 AM)You have flight attendants, pilots, and other employees asking the govt. to "provide direct payroll subsidies to airline industry workers, including pilots and flight attendants but also airport service workers" and not to give that money to the airline execs to distribute.
(11:07:04 AM)American spent the vast majority of their physical liquid earnings and Delta about 50% to inflate their stock value on paper. Now the collapse of the stock market caused their imaginary money to disappear and they have no physical money for payroll and operations and want real physical cash loans from taxpayers to bail them out while still saying they will have to do massive layoffs because they can't meet their "projected" future earnings....
(11:02:23 AM)Money they were supposed to use for lending but didn't leaving a void in liquidity that forced federal govt. to pump $500 billion in December and another $500 billion in March for short term funding. Not because banks didn't have the money, they just didn't want to use their own money.
(10:49:28 AM)It's $4 trillion combined in cash for all the US non-financial corporations. On top of their cash reserves, they also have a trillion in financial physical assets + the existing value in their stock. This means they have tremendous leverage they can use to borrow from banks which also sit one ridiculous amts of cash.
(04:36:23 AM)During the Star Chatting, Yuri said she likes Kingdom, the Korean zombie period drama on Netflix, is now looking forward to season 3 andalso said she wants to appear on later seasons, even if it's a zombie role, because she bites well, LMAO
I hope she recovers from it, cinderella@yoona. I hope she didn't accidentally get anyone else infected.
Are you referring to the 1982 Securities and Exchange Commission who passed rule 10b-18, which created a legal process for buybacks and opened the floodgates for companies to start repurchasing their stocks en masse and are one of the two most important factors behind the all time highs in the stock market (The other is the Fed, whose policies have allowed companies to issue debt with record low yields, allowing them to fund these trillions in buybacks.), Keitaro88?
I seriously hope you're not implying the military go bankrupt too, Keitaro88. >_<
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Again, he's the Commander-In-Chief of the U.S. Military. Does anybody recognize the chain of command in a military hierarchy here? It reminds me of this scene, . . . https://www.youtube....h?v=DhbObZEF0Mc ^_^ He's not wrong about the ratings, korniceman3000. He's just mentioning a different way to look at how important his White House Briefings on the coronavirus is to the people. If you'd paid any attention to this interview, . . . https://www.youtube....h?v=-xytW1bgB8I It covers the part whereas bias media outlets regularly cut off his briefings to insert their own fake-ass narratives to paint the man wrong. The lying media knows that by fully airing his briefings, despite themselves getting more viewership and an increase in ratings, they would inadvertently give him more creditability and support that's directly against their hatred for the guy and wanting the people to be angry at him forever.
$4 trillion each, korniceman3000? O_O Let's be real here, businesses in general, whether they be huge or small, all have a role to play in the U.S. and Internationally in keeping the country going strong. Knock that pin down, and we'll see a financial collapse that'll dwarf all previous economic disasters combined. You have to understand they too pay taxes, a rather larger amount than other people working when it comes to these huge corporations. That's their money, not anyone else's. If you were rich and had people calling for your bankruptcy for no good reasons, would you think this would be fair? Please also note, they too are devoting their own business resources to help fight the coronavirus. Sometimes, I swear, it can be sicken to hear economic discrimination on monetary classes when we should all be focusing on working together to defeat this enemy that's one billionth our size and putting up a rather tough fight in this war.
(11:29:59 AM)Even now, many corporations are sitting on a huge pile of cash reserves (U.S. non-financial corporations have $4 trillion dollars) while expecting to use free tax dollars to fund their operations. But then again, why would they bother to use their own money with a $2 trillion govt. stimulus in play. Taxpayers being taken for a ride again...
(11:24:30 AM)@ keitaro Carly is definitely on point. Corporations like major air carriers should not be allowed to use tax dollars for payroll and operational expenditures if they hadn't first tried to secure their own line of credit from major banks or leveraged some of their assets as collateral, especially how most of the major corporations used the savings from the Trump tax cut to buy back stocks instead of hiring more workers or increasing wages.
(11:10:27 AM)The scary part is the incorrect testing in both locations in Miami was carried out by the National Guard as those were their testing facilities. Just today, news reported a lot of people needed re-testing because they used the wrong kind of testing kits. It's been an ongoing issue the past week (-__-)
Relax, korniceman3000. There's lots of medical equipment being made and being shipped out.
Theorizing is one thing, korniceman3000. Testing and finding out the truth is another. So chill.
Don't worry about loans, korniceman3000. That's their business to deal with in the future. We need flight services to help out bring people from other countries back home when they've fully recovered and self-quarantine themselves afterward.
It's just common sense what's she's talking about, Keitaro88. Stop worrying so much. Shessh. >_<
That's the worse suggestion ever, Keitaro88. You do realize he's the Commander-In-Chief of the U.S. Military. *facepalm*
The military is mobilized across the country, korniceman3000. New locations are being made. ^_^ And with the new test kits, it won't be messy. It could've been worse, but thanks to our President and his Administration, that absolutely didn't happen. ^.^
(01:15:09 PM)This is what more corporations and and airlines should be doing. Securing their own line of credit and leveraging their assets instead of expecting govt. loans using tax dollars to bail them out.... Loans which we know will probably become forgivable...
(10:49:56 AM)@ Keitaro I think it is far more than 1 million. If there were an estimated 19 million flu cases in US from 2019-2020 and coronavirus spreads more easily than the flu, one can only imagine what the real un-tested numbers might look like
(10:46:46 AM)Now we have the federal govt. competing and outbidding states for the same set of ventilators. Since feds have priority, they are taking the shipments that were previously ordered by other states, further delaying the process.
(10:44:37 AM)Then you got many states with deceptively lower coronavirus counts because many people can't get tested and testing locations are far apart making it difficult to get a correct community evaluation.
(10:41:54 AM)The problem in the US is because we got so many subdivisions of govt. and no single uniform action coming from the top. Just in the form of testing, Florida alone has dozens of different coronavirus test kits with varying degrees of accuracy being used and no uniform testing or screening procedure.
(10:39:19 AM)I think lack of a unified, coordinated response is part of the problem. I can understand this happening in Italy because many of the regions hit hardest have many over the age of 65 so it wouldn't be surprising that their hospitals couldn't handle the influx.
It's a global effort to stop the coronavirus, Keitaro88. I told you. Europe is in pretty bad shape. v_v Corruption? Doubt it. Calm down, Keitaro88. As I said before, the final tally is when the war has ended and we humans are emerged victorious over the coronavirus. ^_^ What's with the big brother complex, Keitaro88? @_@ For you, Keitaro88, . . . ^_^ https://www.youtube....h?v=Zc7PQWU6eN8
Composers is very highly competitive. Brings me back to the old techno days, and witnessing the genre break up into other emotional categories, and finally being merged back together again, only to be called, "EDM". So many DJs and composers throughout the decades. The only way a composer that can get noticed is if people talk about how well the beat and flow of the track just energizes them. It's difficult to gauge where the majority is in the audience these days because of the sheer magnitude range that's opened up, thanks to the internet and computer software DJ programs. Take this for example, . . . I play these back-to-back because of the sheer simplicity it was made, . . . https://www.youtube....h?v=xvxdDtIXqCQ & https://www.youtube....h?v=CxqSqOIWXGE In terms of anime soundtracks, this person is so well respected, . . . https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Yoko_Kanno She's a true pioneer.
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I've always thought that job was pretty secure because of the ever changing of the seasons annually. Winter, have to deal with the snow. Spring, trimming the excess plant growth. Summer, making sure there's water to keep the area looking healthy and flourishing always. Fall, cleaning up the dead leaves. And then there's the occasional rainfall and flooding. Tornados ripping up property and roads and messing up power lines and other structural damages. And then there's the environmental damagers. I won't even mention animal droppings either. >.< I always give my respect to those workers. Is it common to contract professional teams nowadays instead of building up a team of talented individuals?
G.P.S. smartphone tracking started in China, Keitaro88. Remember this link?, . . . https://www.theepoch...es_3244800.html That's how later on they were able to determine an estimated 5 million people who're potentially carriers left the country and contributed accidentally to the global spread of the coronavirus, Keitaro88. Please, calm down with the conspiracy theories. >.<
I think all 9 SNSD members need to be on that show together, glider003. ^.^
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(08:03:29 PM)i like how under cv case(ES) people losing their common citizen rights https://www.channeln...elled-12586942? but in the same time, in this case, he wasnt right. But it would be fun if all those surveillance measures stayed after epidemic. LOL
(07:32:14 PM)@korniceman3000 i would say it's official numbers(tested). i think it's moar than 1mln+ considering how citizens react to virus(denial, dont care, not reported etc) and population numbers. poor people, stuck with dysfunctional gov, which only sees citizens as wallet... Private med doesnt work and should be only as option not general.
(06:55:38 PM)Czech Republic stole medical equipement, which China sent to Italy. kek as humanitarian help. which is breaking international hum. laws and probably EU too https://www.repubbli...C12-P18-S2.3-T1
(12:37:22 PM)Damn, Florida coronavirus cases keep rising. We have no idea which part of the curve we are on. Still allowing more people traveling from NY and New Jersey in with a so-called "self-quarantine" requirement. The only screening process they got was a questionnaire filled out prior to de-planing and a temp check. Many coming in from late night flights don't even get the temp. check and some aren't even screened. (-__-)...
(11:29:57 AM)Actually, I auditioned as a composer not as a performer. Those never turn out well LOL. I was told by the reps via email that the judges would listen to my tracks live during the process just like they review the performers. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case when I attended several live auditions where I was told they didn't have music A&R and asked me to leave them my disc. Wasted airfare and hotel flying to LA and NY for nothing. SM held one audition in Miami 2 yrs ago and it wound up being the same way so I stopped auditioning for Kpop. I have since transitioned to hip hop beats instead to try and license them to rappers and local artists.
(11:23:01 AM)Smaller firms pay better short term but job is less secure and dependent on the number of projects and project budget scale. Funny thing with county and state jobs is that many of the "engineers" working under the licensed professional engineer don't have engineering degrees. They do have a lot of experience working from the bottom up.
(11:19:27 AM)There are certainly a lot of civil engineering job openings being offered but companies often hire from within rather than outside so even if there are postings, they don't hold much weight. For county and state jobs, permanent ones are reserved for internal promotions while the other ones are sub-contracted to smaller firms on a project basis.
Yes, cinderella@yoona. v_v I hope the law enforcement are tracking down and arresting those using the coronavirus as a bio-weapon against those who disagree with their sick and twisted views of the world. And yes, comments I've come cross saying they'll do that are from the Democrat side of the isle. >_<
I assumed civil and environmental engineers had a pretty good salary, no? Average range was between $40,000 to as high as $102,000 per year. Was there a short term job stagnation that occurred in the profession recently? Did it clash with other similar professions, like the atypical gardener? That's great to hear a passionate career pursuit. I hope you get the chance to prove yourself in K-Pop. If not, you gave it your best, and nobody cannot take that away from you. ^_^ Have you voiced your resume to all of the major K-Pop labels already? If so, did you get any positive responses in return? How good is your Hangul? Korean language skills? What type of musical and image approach do you want to take in K-Pop? Previous vocal training? Dance training? Public relations training (Interview handling.)?
Only for those corporations that do not have the financial reserves. Right now, the hardest hit with downsizing is the hospitality and travel industries. But the operational costs are huge for the airline industry. Jet fuel ain't cheap, for one thing. Somewhere around $19,000 to $21,000 per flight. And I won't even bother to mention maintenance and engine repairs. One thing I heard a while back that confused the heck out of me is hearing about "empty flights" because pilots who don't want to lose their flight placings at the airports. As for Ford, it has to be in the billions range in case of a massive vehicle recall and lawsuits. But that's a good thing they have a good amount in reserve to help fight the coronavirus. I do wonder if there's a health insurance claim wrapped with the tax breaks that could be added to the business's net worth? Google and Microsoft are still under investigation for elections meddling this year.
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Correction, Keitaro88, the EU wishes they were right. Britain is free! ^.^
That's backwards thinking, Keitaro88. Businesses in general are doing the very best they can to fight the coronavirus. The Democrats are including non-coronavirus pork to the bill. The GOP are doing their very best to fight the evil stupidity of these insane, left-wing, nut jobs who need to be fired immediately for trying to bankrupt the U.S. and send it into a long-term bleeding recession again. Click it, . . . ^_^ https://en.wikipedia...wiki/Capitalism
(12:02:16 PM)As for why I decided to switch to doing music, a lot of my friends and co-workers opted out to do something they liked rather than be the avg. company employee toiling for a firm that only cared about acquiring large scale projects while minimizing staff. Since myself and some friends had done some Kpop auditions a number of years ago and I had always done remixes, they encouraged me to try something new.
(11:49:03 AM)The airline industry made over $5 billion in baggage claim fees alone last year. They made record profits the last few years. Hell Delta airlines netted $20 billion since 2015. (That's NET. I can only imagine the numbers for Gross). Now they want tax dollars to pay for their employees... This is outrageous.
(11:43:20 AM)Major corporations are going to downsize with massive layoffs and this stimulus doesn't have the guard rails against that. So long as they retain X amount of employees, they will be entitled to a forgivable loan to be used for that payroll while eliminating many workers to cut costs and benefits.
(11:16:12 AM)Seems like it's not just shortage of equipment and supplies but shortage of medical staff and healthcare workers as well. Those that are present are overworked and highly susceptible to infection.
(04:01:36 AM)unfortunately, this guy is better than those who ran way to the so-called "Shelter" and still sharing those videos and openly laughing at the victims and authority, while remaining unidentified. And a 16-year old boy was revealed to be an accomplice. SMH
(03:26:47 AM)@glider003 he is not the main guy... main guy is an otaku, the lvl of psychological attack... also he is an IT guy, normie couldnt pull this lvl of paranoia. Normally it's easy to find all of them with lvl of surveillance in SK even without help from telegram. probably someone pulling strings. Also moron said it was him with last year scandal with celeb hidden cam. He is covering bosses... probably high rank officials who resolve burning sun case.
(06:40:03 PM)@glider003 just dont react, it will be like with burning sun case. thrown some low lvl idiots, while high rank will live ordinary life. something changed if only some "robinhood" would leak full list...
(05:57:01 PM)(08:45:03 AM) "please be aware of nth room situation going on in korea ! there are idols involved in it, which means idols have paid to see these videos please be prepared to drop any idol that is part of this ! It said popular celebrities, it could be actors,idols, entertainer but whoever they are, we ready to drop them fast, drag them through the mud and back, ruin their life, let them taste hell. please remember to care about the victims not just the idols involved !!!" 07. No bashing other groups or artists.08. Do not spread rumors/or talk about rumors in Sbox.
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