Archive for October, 2011

Camaro ss and such

October 29, 2011

the jackpot of project cars…a running car that is easily worth more in parts then it is as a whole car. Lt1 ftw

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/cto/2640195786.html

Less taxes, less jobs?

October 26, 2011

“Two sectors profited disproportionately. Drug companies brought home some 29 percent of the repatriated funds; the computer and electronics industry another 19 percent, according to an IRS analysis.

The holiday also rewarded those who were using offshore funds to dodge taxes in the first place. Among the firms most likely to participate in the tax holiday were many that regularly stash their earnings in tax havens. The countries of incorporation with the largest percentage of repatriated funds under the 2004 law included the Netherlands, Switzerland, Bermuda, Ireland, Luxembourg and the Cayman Islands.

In many cases, the money was moved through shell companies, often just mailbox drops, that had no employees or physical assets.

Intel and Coca-Cola, the Senate inquiry determined, used shell companies in the Cayman Islands. Proctor & Gamble used a holding company in Bermuda that had no physical office and no full-time employees. Eli Lilly used Switzerland and the British Virgin Islands. Oracle employed an Irish subsidiary.

Many firms used the “repatriated” money, as it is known, to launch stock buy-back efforts, boosting the value of their shares and — via stock awards to senior managers — hiking executive compensation rather than investing the money in new jobs or research and development, as the bill intended.”

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US Open type heat

October 24, 2011

It’s nice to have a place to hang your hat during the day and rest your head at night. Gainful employment and 600count sheets(just keeping it real) have me in a good mood lately.

Jools holland always has the good stuff

greece_pure_blue

October 21, 2011

Greece looking good enough to visit

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Sisterhood of the traveling pants ish

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Pictures courtesy of/taken without permission from Stay Classy(stayclassy.co.nz)

Stereos and AC are for hippies…

October 21, 2011

Excerpt from CL ad for a Skyline gts

Whats that? You like drifting? Well I’ve got some great god d@mn news for you. This car was a drift project of mine, and the last owner was planning on making it a drift machine too. Interior is for pussies so we got rid of it. Manly as fck. It literally oozes testosterone. So much so that its puddling up in the back.

Seats? this cocks*cker has got two. One for you, and one for the hot @ss broad thats gunna be all upons your dick after you buy this car. You’re a girl? Sh*t works both ways. One seat for you, and one seat for that hot @ss dude you’ve been trying to hook up with for weeks. Deal with it,sh*ts getting serious.

Stereos and AC are for hippies. Fortunately this car has neither. Oh look at me, I like listen to Simon and Garfunkel and think about puppies. F*ck that. The only noises you’re gunna be hearing is the ultra manly engine noises coming from this sweet turbocharged, intercooled, 24 valve inline 6. Sh*ts getting real, real f*cking fast.

Petp

October 18, 2011

It’s not that I think peta is totally nuts. I just think they should realize that we all have a finite amount of time and if you’re going to try to make the world a better place, why not give people priority over animals that share less than 99.9% of our DNA. With all the things going on the world you focus on celebrities wearing fur and scientists trying to cure diseases? Really?

Ritalin and the kids

October 13, 2011

the U.S. is 4% of the worlds population, but produces and consumes upwards of 80% of legal amphetamines(think Ritalin, Adderall, etc). Are doctors shoveling stimulants into kids who don’t really need psychiatric drugs? I’m thinking mebbe.

Kids and their drug habits

I know that you want it

October 6, 2011

I feel conflicted about work and jiu-jitsu in the same way. I have moments where I think I’m totally qualified to be earning more or wearing a different color belt and then i’ll have days where i’m humbled and feel like i’m miles away from making it to my next milestone. I’m a big fan of markers/milestones/definite goals, but if i’ve learned anything since I graduated it’s that for me patience and not making any hasty decisions are the most important

Right here from Cleveland

October 4, 2011

I like most songs where rappers represent their city…still waiting for a Fresno anthem.