Monthly Archives: November 2012

A “Temporary” Tax Becomes Permanent in Chile

According to 4-traders: Chilean fuel and forestry conglomerate Empresas Copec SA (COPEC.SN) and pulp and paper producer Empresas CMPC SA (CMPC.SN) each will post a one-time tax charge in their third-quarter earnings, the companies said in separate filings with the … Continue reading

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Election Boycott Gathering Force in the USA

The National Review reports that United Statesians are unimpressed with the so-called “choices” presented to them in the election last week: “This is the most important election of our lifetime.” That was the ubiquitous rally cry of Republican leaders. The … Continue reading

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Waterloo Sunset for Solo Piano

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How Gullible is Google?

Today is election day in the USA and Google co-founder Sergei Brin is unhappy about politics. I must confess, I am dreading today’s elections. Not because of who might win or lose. Not because as a Californian, my vote for … Continue reading

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A Week in Galveston

Mary and I spent a week at a timeshare in Galveston, an interesting town with much to see. The boat below has triple 350 horsepower engines that propel the trawler to 62 mph, enabling the owner to wake up later … Continue reading

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