December 7th, 2013

Leif Gram: Mr. Fix

Спросите у школьного психолога

— Много говорят и пишут об агрессивности российской школьной среды. Вы это видите?
— Я этого не вижу. Хотя, конечно, в совсем уж неблагополучных школах я сейчас не работаю, не знаю, что там творится. И раньше мы в школах дрались и выясняли отношения, только разговоров об этом было меньше.

+еще много познавательного
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Leif Gram: Mr. Fix

Кто против Social Security - вступайте в Коммунистическую партию

Forbes -- Lawmakers also forgot to repeal a provision of the tax law exempting employees of Communist organizations from having to pay Social Security taxes on their wages. (They are similarly forbidden from collecting Social Security benefits derived from those wages, since wages and benefits are linked for all of us.)

When enacted, the Social Security provision was intended to be a punishment; lawmakers didn’t think people trying to overthrow the government should be able to participate in that same government’s premier social program. In fact, the provision was prompted by press reports that jailed Communists were happily collecting Social Security checks while sitting in their cells.

But today, it’s hard not to wonder if young Communists might not actually welcome their banishment from Social Security. As tax lawyer Libin Zhang has pointed out: "What was a penalty in the 1950s might be a blessing today. Younger employees nowadays might prefer to forgo paying Social Security Tax and give up on the fragile likelihood of receiving Social Security checks in their retirement".
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Mr. Twister

Под пятой

Я, конечно, в день новостей заказал, и вот результат:
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We will be able to provide you with both ancestry-related genetic information as well as your raw genetic data, without 23andMe’s interpretation.
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Ну, раз им деньги на борьбу не нужны, попрошу вернуть.
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