Many of the teenagers are disappointed: Yes, they got in — often by putting in the biggest efforts of their young lives — but no, they may not be able to afford to go to their dream schools after all. And as the deadline to make a choice nears, many families find themselves asking complex questions about whether they should pay five figures more per year — and six figures more over four years — to reach for a first-choice college that simply will not discount any further.
This was the case in L.A. when police abandoned the intersection of Florence and Normandie to rioters, turning a local incident into a regional conflagration in 24 hours. This is the case today whenever police stand by and allow fringe groups to battle each other in our streets and on our campuses, catching up innocent people in the violence and allowing the destruction of private property—and, frequently abridging the First Amendment rights of non-liberal speakers.
The opportunity to game the system arises from the huge gap between the tax rate paid on individual income — up to 39.6 percent now, or 35 percent under the Trump plan — and the low rate on business income the president proposes, of 15 percent. He seeks to apply that rate to all businesses, including “pass-through” organizations such as limited liability companies and S corporations, and that is where the opportunity for games arises.
The gold price is in DARK ORANGE while the oil price is in BLACK. We can plainly see the price of gold and oil have moved in tandem, especially after Nixon dropped the Dollar-Gold peg in 1971. While the oil-gold price movements are not exact, they parallel each other quite nicely. Thus, when the oil price skyrocketed during the 1970’s, so did the gold price. The same thing took place in the 2000’s.
If you think there isn’t going to be another epic crash like the one we had in 2008, wise up. Not only is it coming, it could be far, far worse thank any of us would like. The fact that as of the release of this interview, you still have some time to prepare, may be something of a miracle.
The NSA says it has two ways of collecting intelligence from Internet communications. One is what the agency now refers to as “downstream”—which is the new branding of the PRISM program revealed in the documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Downstream collection is accomplished by going to Internet providers and gaining direct access to the accounts belonging to targeted individuals. The other method of collection is “upstream,” which is the term used to describe the direct collection of messages from Internet traffic using a deep packet inspection query system called Xkeyscore and other components of a platform known as Turbulence.
The road to new drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans will be long and bumpy, for several reasons. First, any attempt to open up the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans will be met with tough litigation. The President’s authority to reverse the Obama administration’s move is debatable. Second, the Interior Department will have to include tracts of drilling in its Five-Year plan, and putting acreage into the plan requires extensive environmental analysis that could span several years, especially for the Atlantic Ocean, where no drilling has taken place yet.
California drought: then and now (jdargis)
Getty Images photographer Justin Sullivan documented California’s severe drought conditions in 2014 and recently returned to the same places to compare the drastic change after the state’s exceptionally wet winter. Governor Jerry Brown has ended the state’s water emergency status in all but four counties.
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