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Erik Norén
Is this face value? or am i supposed to read something from this?
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the result of an internet argument:

Short version: your calculations are off. it isn’t plus 17 or plus 25%.

Long version:
While i can agree that that system seems broken (in Sweden you pay taxes at 26% from your first 18000kr per year, about $6000), your  estimates are off.
Not everyone is going to be studying at the same time.
A large portion of the population is going to be working. 
Assuming  a life of 80 years,  then it would about 16th of the population in college at any given time (assuming 5 years at university/college).
True neither would the whole population be working. the first 18 years would be child years, before going to university/college or getting a job, the last 15 would be senior years living of pension and in the middle (not necessarily right after 18) would be the 5 university/college years.
That’s a total of 38 non working years.
So the 5000 would be split across 42 people, meaning each would be paying about 120 dollars. That’s a tax increase of 0,24%.
Or calculating for 1,7 children per household: 0,408%
Of course neither is everyone in working years going to be able to have a job, let’s assume 10% unemployment: then it is split between 37-38 people and the sum (for 1.7 kids per household) becomes 132-135 dollars per year or a tax increase (counting against the average 50,000% per year) of 0,264%-0,27%.
Quite far from 17% which would put the numbers at 8500 dollars per year.

And what if you are saying about the upper class taking the whole thing it would be a multiplication by 25/17=1,47 resulting in 194,04-198,45 dollars per year.
which wouldn’t however mean that the increase in their taxes would 0,264%-0,27% multiplied by 1.47, it would be less since they earn more.
But yes, as you said these are estimates without full knowledge, i can’t tell exactly how much the upper class would be paying if they would pay it all alone. I don’t know how many people in the US have a high enough income to be considered upper class or how many exactly pay 0% tax.
I could probably calculate something from the 50,000 dollars figure and a couple assumptions however.
heres two calculations for 10% and 1% upper class.
5000/3,7=1351,3 -> 02,7% (against 50,000 but it would be more so a lower increase)
5000/0,37=13513 -> 27% here we get a 27% increase but given that students make up a 16th of the population it means that there is 1 upper class income maker for every 1600 students, or in other words the upper class is one person in every 8000 (counting not just students).
I admitt, here i did go look up how what the income would be if it was the top 1% of income earners that payed for it all, and the income would then be over 200,000$ per year.
So the 27% above would be incorrect (as would probably the 2,7%). It would in fact be 6,7%, or rather less than that actually since 200,000 is for the top 1,6% of the population.
The 10% calculation would lead to including everyone with about an income of $80,000 per year per household and that would mean they would take a tax increase of 1,7%.

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Cool idea, but it sounds like the part (the most important part) about royaltyfree might be a bit tough.

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Rättighetsalliansen hotar Piratpartiet

Piratpartiet mottog i dag ett brev från Rättighetsalliansen med anledning av att partiet förser Pirate Bay med internetaccess. I brevet gör Rättighetsalliansen klart att de avser att driva en rättslig process mot Piratpartiet och dess företrädare om partiet inte stänger av nätet för Pirate Bay senast den 26 februari.

Piratpartiets partiledare, Anna Troberg, är upprörd över hotet:
– Piratpartiets verksamhet är laglig och laglig verksamhet ska inte behöva utsättas för hot av den här typen. Det är inte olagligt att förse Pirate Bay med internetaccess, säger Troberg. Det finns ingen lista över olagliga sajter som internetleverantörer inte får ge internetuppkoppling till.

Dessvärre är den typ av utpressning som Piratpartiet nu utsätts för inte ovanlig. Stora och små internetleverantörer utsätts ofta för liknande påtryckningar från upphovsrättsindustrins advokater.

– När man tycker att lagen inte räcker till tar de saken i egna händer och spänner åt tumskruvarna mot individer och företag som har svårt att hävda sig mot upphovsrättsindustrins penningstarka jättar, säger Troberg. Det är beklämmande att de tillåts fortsätta på det här viset med både politikernas och rättsväsendets goda minne.

Piratpartiet har nu till den 26 februari på sig att ta ställning till hur man ska hantera Rättighetsalliansens hot om en rättsprocess.

– Liknande fall har präglats av galopperande rättsröta och det är naturligtvis en sak vi måste ta i beaktande när vi beslutar hur vi ska gå vidare med den här saken. I dag är det tyvärr så att det faktum att en verksamhet är laglig inte är en garanti för att man ska få en rättvis rättegång. Det är just därför Piratpartiet finns och behövs mer än någonsin, avslutar Troberg.

Dokumentet från Rättighetsalliansen som pdf:

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"WHAT might we do to help boys improve? For one thing, we can follow the example of the British, the Canadians and the Australians. They have openly addressed the problem of male underachievement. They are not indulging boys’ tendency to be inattentive. Instead, they are experimenting with programs to help them become more organized, focused and engaged. These include more boy-friendly reading assignments (science fiction, fantasy, sports, espionage, battles); more recess (where boys can engage in rough-and-tumble as a respite from classroom routine); campaigns to encourage male literacy; more single-sex classes; and more male teachers (and female teachers interested in the pedagogical challenges boys pose)."

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If anything it makes me wonder how many of us would die if a solar flare knocked out our electronics.

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Doesn't seem to allow for passengers however.

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