Moore and Mazur said that the IRS may scrutinize the legitimacy of the personal expenses Trump claimed a business-related costs that were cited in the Times article — such as $70,000 in haircuts one year and consulting fees paid to his daughter, Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report: What to expect for inauguration DC attorney general pushing to interview Trump Jr. Secret Service renting K a month apartment near Ivanka and Jared for bathrooms, office space: report MORE, in addition to her Trump Organization salary. … [Read more...] about Five takeaways from NYT Trump taxes bombshell
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Bitcoin is at it again. Last month, the price of the virtual currency quietly breached a new all-time high, cruising well past its prior peak of $19,600 set in 2017, and has been hovering around $36,000 at the time of writing. This follows a nearly 90 percent decline from those previous highs early in late 2018. It did so initially with such little fanfare that its renewed strength was dubbed the “quiet rally.” Perhaps most interesting about this price action — bitcoin is up nearly 1,000 percent from its March lows — has been the relative lack of mainstream enthusiasm. In the weeks following bitcoin’s first new all time high three years, Katy Perry did not paint her nails with bitcoin icons. Floyd Mayweather did not flamboyantly promote a crypto offering. The New York Times did not run an article titled “Everyone’s Getting Hilariously Rich, and You’re Not.” Google searches for “bitcoin” are still well below their 2017 … [Read more...] about What Explains Bitcoin’s Resurgence?
Every spacefaring nation applies its terrestrial economic and political frameworks to assure that its space-related investment priorities and sources of capital and control serve civil, scientific, commercial and national security purposes. Every nation operating in space seeks the economic and geopolitical benefits of participating in space commerce. No nation wants space debris threatening its space assets that support its citizens’ way of life. Nations, however, can and do diverge on claiming exclusive property rights to mine resources, develop the moon, or acquire intellectual property through academic or commercial subterfuge, industrial theft or other means. … [Read more...] about America’s future in space ensures fairness for all in an unjust world
Any increase in transmissibility whatsoever, let alone a 50 percent increase, could overwhelm our health care system to a much greater degree than has already been the case. A variant that is 50 percent more transmissible can result in many more deaths than a variant that is 50 percent more deadly, by causing a much greater number of new cases in a short time; such is the nature of exponential growth. Furthermore, a more transmissible variant would raise the threshold for herd immunity. But what is the probability that this new variant is actually 50 percent more transmissible — in fact, more transmissible at all? … [Read more...] about Genomic sequencing and forecasting needed to combat deadlier COVID variants