Thursday, December 18, 2008

I may be sick!

"Burger King Corp. may have just the thing. The home of the Whopper has launched a new men's body spray called 'Flame.' The company describes the spray as "the scent of seduction with a hint of flame-broiled meat." BK Flame Website
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"The father of 3-year-old Adolf Hitler Campbell, denied a birthday cake with the child's full name on it by one New Jersey supermarket, is asking for a little tolerance." Tolerance, of course is just what Hitler was know for -- "holocaust" article at wikipedia.
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"Goldman Sachs’s Tax Rate Drops to 1% for 2008 or $14 Million"

Nope not due to the credit crisis!

How?

"Because of 'changes in geographic earnings mix,' the company said."

That means they moved profits to tax-havens offshore. The firm reported a $2.3 billion profit for the year after paying $10.9 billion in employee compensation and benefits.

The kicker: Treasury Secretary Paulson gave Goldman $40 billion of our tax money! If you tax rate is 1% you probably don't care. Mine isn't and I feel stabbed in the back, yet again!

5 comments:

sleepyrn said...

I'm skipping the Goldman Sachs story because my brain can't even begin to fathom that kind of money - or how it moves around and what happens to it when it goes flying through cyberspace. I'm lucky if I can figure out if my directly deposited pay check has gotten where it needs to be.

I find the Burger King guy down right creepy.

But the worst story (for me): Any parent who would name their child Adolf Hitler should be prosecuted for child abuse. The sad part is that, presumably, there were two people who AGREED that it was an appropriate name.

In a related aside: My maiden name was "White". My mother considered - seriously considered - naming me "Snow". My father nixed it. Probably the only nice thing he ever did for me.

Jim said...

Sleep -- his head is about 10 years older than the rest of him! Little Adolf's 2 year old sister is
JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbel. Notice that daddy didn't change his own name, some hypocrisy in that!

Cris Cohen said...

Because when you think of romance, you think of restaurants featuring ketchup packets and napkin dispensers.

Jim said...

Chirs -- LOL -- McDonald's doesn't have napkin dispensers, too ritzy, the napkins come in the bags or you can get some off the piles by the soda machine. McD serves 8 Billion ketchup packets per year in the US alone. You have to ask for them, and if you do they give you enough to paint your house.

moni said...

Thankfully, names are easily changed once the youngsters grow up, assuming that they do.