World Cup 2022: FIFA executive committee debates Qatar heat, workers – CNN.com

October 7, 2013 Leave a comment

Location map of Qatar Equirectangular projecti...

Location map of Qatar Equirectangular projection, N/S stretching 110 %. Geographic limits of the map: N: 26.3° N S: 24.4° N W: 50.3° E E: 52.5° E (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

World Cup 2022: FIFA executive committee debates Qatar heat, workers – CNN.com.

 

If you need some help debating the weather, I can save you a lot of time and money and confidently say that it won’t rain and it will be between 40-50C in June and July.

 

Common sense, just common sense!

 

honourable effort from Pingit but isn’t maths taught at school any more? #education

October 1, 2013 Leave a comment

Jersey Français : Jersey

Jersey Français : Jersey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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COMMONSENSE

Sepp Blatter #commonsense #weather #money #yahoo #app

September 12, 2013 Leave a comment

 

Sepp Blatter in Warsaw, 2007

Sepp Blatter in Warsaw, 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sepp Blatter says FIFA may have made mistake in awarding Qatar 2022 World Cup | Football News | Sky Sports.

Hi Mr Sepp, give this a try next time

http://www.komonews.com/news/tech/Yahoo-tunes-into-mobile-video-with-new-application-222985691.html

or check out average weather conditions over the past 200 years on The Weather Channel, so as to avoid any nasty shocks or surprises.

Common sense!

9/11: Boston’s Logan Airport Apologizes For Holding Fire Drill On 12th Anniversary Of September 11th Terrorist Attacks #braindead

September 12, 2013 Leave a comment

September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City: V...

September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City: View of the World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty. (Image: US National Park Service ) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

9/11: Boston’s Logan Airport Apologizes For Holding Fire Drill On 12th Anniversary Of September 11th Terrorist Attacks.

 

Common sense?

 

 

HM Revenue & Customs: Tackling tax avoidance: Spotlights #QE #BOE #HMRC #tax #taxpayer #saver #pension #hypocrisy

September 9, 2013 Leave a comment

HM Revenue and Customs seen from Parliament Sq...

HM Revenue & Customs: Tackling tax avoidance: Spotlights.

Interesting article from HMRC on tax avoidance.

Go towards the bottom of the page…

Further information, tax planning to be wary of:

Tax planning to be wary of

  • It sounds too good to be true.
  • Artificial or contrived arrangements are involved.
  • It seems very complex given what you want to do.
  • There are guaranteed returns with apparently no risk.
  • There are secrecy or confidentiality agreements.
  • Upfront fees are payable or the arrangement is on a no win/no fee basis.
  • The scheme is said to be vetted by a top lawyer or accountant but no details of their opinion are provided.
  • The scheme is said to be approved by HMRC (it does not follow that this is true).
  • Taxation of income is delayed or tax deductions accelerated.
  • Tax benefits are disproportionate to the commercial activity.
  • Offshore companies or trusts are involved for no sound commercial reason.
  • The involvement of professional trustees is claimed to guarantee that the arrangements succeed.
  • A tax haven or banking secrecy country is involved without any sound commercial reason.
  • Tax exempt entities, such as pension funds, are involved inappropriately.
  • It contains exit arrangements designed to sidestep tax consequences.
  • It involves money going in a circle back to where it started.
  • Low risk loans to be paid off by future earnings are involved.
  • The scheme promoter lends the funding needed.
  • There is a requirement to take out insurance against the failure of the tax planning to deliver the tax benefits.

is it just me, or do some of these sound like the definition of QE?

Common sense?

Carney Cripples Savers for Years With Rates Pledge: U.K. – Bloomberg #savers #pension

September 9, 2013 Leave a comment

cropped-tomb-commonsense.jpgCarney Cripples Savers for Years With Rates Pledge: U.K. – Bloomberg.

Seems a bit harsh to kick Mr Carney in the ‘painfuls’ when his predecessor Mr King failed to even spot the financial crisis. Either way neither will go hungry.

Common sense and fairness, not really!

BBC News – Vodafone: No UK tax to pay on £84bn sale #pension #taxpayer #fairness #HMRC #UK #takingthep

September 3, 2013 Leave a comment

Neon

Neon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

BBC News – Vodafone: No UK tax to pay on £84bn sale.

What an absolute disgrace.

So whilst hard-working honest people pay through the nose for the mistakes of the banks and the treasury over the past few years, corporate UK walks away again, laughing in the face of HMRC!

No wonder the UK stock market is near a high.

Want to solve the financial crisis and budget deficit? Don’t look at me, look at the NON taxpayers.

Common sense, has the UK government or HMRC got any?