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  • 5 months ago · Quote · #261

    Ronnee

    Thats the CHESS set at our library....buy from internet KIDS CHESS $ 50 . Get the measurements so you get the SIZE right . smaller sets are not motivating for kids

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #262

    tellmeaboutit

    The right brain enhancement is spot on.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #263

    kaynight

    kayak21 : With you about them paying what they owe in tax in the U.K.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #264

    tellmeaboutit

    No getting away from tax legally owed

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #265

    kaynight

    Yes they do along with Amazon, Goldman Sachs and an assortment of " personalities."

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #266

    tellmeaboutit

    Is it a legal loop hole used by the U.K. to attract foreign companies or are they being investigated for possibily going outside what is permitted?

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #267

    kaynight

    Yes, they are being investigated, but nothing is being done.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #268

    tellmeaboutit

    If you ever been investigate by the tax department you know the odds are in favour of them unless their claims carry no legal wait. Starbucks is like any corporation looking for the best tax advantage without breaking the law. They have too much to lose to do something illegal.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #269

    kaynight

    Sure, but there is a fine line between creative accounting and tax evasion. Just hope some of them at the top end up in jail. What these guys threaten is pulling out and paying off staff. Blackmail if you like.
  • 5 months ago · Quote · #270

    tellmeaboutit

    I just fine it hard to grasp that a company that has so much going for it would go over the line. Regardless if it is a loophole the tax department left open without a clear black and white meaning then they will fix it for the future. There is a lot to be said about a simple black and white tax for corporations and for individuals. All of these grey areas have made it impossible for little guys like us to do our own tax and those that benefit from us like to exercise their smarts to justify their free bring us too close to the legal red line.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #271

    andy277

    "I just fine it hard to grasp that a company that has so much going for it would go over the line."

    Like Apple, Adobe, and Google conspiring over employees? As for Starbucks, it told investors that its European businesses made $40 million in 2011, but accounts filed for its UK, German and French units claimed a loss of $60 million. Between 2009 and 2012, it paid no corporation tax in the UK.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #272

    kaynight

    andy : Then there is a firm called ATOS comes along, from France, and assesses people at death's door, fit to work, thereby cutting their benefits. It is a rotten system.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #273

    dWF5Gt

    Can I get a large black coffee?

    A what?

    Large black coffee.

    Do you mean a venti?

    No, I mean a large.

    Venti is large.

    No, venti is twenty. Large is large. In fact, tall is large and grande is Spanish for large. Venti is the only one that doesn't mean large. It's also the only one that's Italian. Congratulations, you're stupid in three languages.

    A venti is a large coffee.

    Really? Says who? Fellini? Do you accept lira or is it all euros now?

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #274

    chasm1995

    dWF5Gt wrote:

    Can I get a large black coffee?

    A what?

    Large black coffee.

    Do you mean a venti?

    No, I mean a large.

    Venti is large.

    No, venti is twenty. Large is large. In fact, tall is large and grande is Spanish for large. Venti is the only one that doesn't mean large. It's also the only one that's Italian. Congratulations, you're stupid in three languages.

    A venti is a large coffee.

    Really? Says who? Fellini? Do you accept lira or is it all euros now?

    Is this from the movie Role Models?

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #275

    dmxn2k

    I've never heard a Starbucks employee argue with a customer over sizes. I think there's policy that requires they never use the terms small, medium, or large.

    Twenty is the only "20 ounce" (it's actually 24) coffee they have, so it's pure ignorance that would lead a customer to insult a clerk following policy. If an employee really did insist on refusing my order when I said large I'd walk out, just like I wouldn't serve an arrogant customer who rants about his 4 dollar coffee....

    edit: If that's a line from a movie, I guess. Gotta build a character somehow....

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #276

    dWF5Gt

    chasm1995 wrote:

    Is this from the movie Role Models?

    Yes.

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #277

    ClavierCavalier

    Isn't grande also Italian?

  • 5 months ago · Quote · #278

    kaynight

    Si.


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