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Icelandic Rock Band Sigur Ros Charged With Tax Evasion

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. Melody Bot

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    Associated Press:


    Members of the Icelandic avant-garde rock band Sigur Ros have been charged with tax evasion three years after authorities launched a probe of the group’s finances.

    An indictment issued by the district prosecutor Thursday accused the prominent musicians of submitting incorrect tax returns from 2011 to 2014, evading a total of 151 million Icelandic Krona ($1.2 million).

     
  2. Jake W

    oh my god, I'm back on my bullshit Prestigious

    But Amazon and Starbucks avoiding tax is ok. Capitalism eh
     
  3. Ska Senanake

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    Its flawed but its the best system we have.
     
  4. Jake W

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    Nah. The happiest countries are socialist countries.
     
  5. Ska Senanake

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    That's a generalized statement. Democratic Socialism works well for smaller wealthy countries like Denmark or Luxembourg, but tends to have a lot of issues in bigger countries like Brazil and Venezuela. The U.S. wouldn't be the global leader in GDP if it was founded on Democratic Socialism.
     
  6. Hmm, that's a generalized statement.
     
  7. Jake W

    oh my god, I'm back on my bullshit Prestigious

    I don't see how more people means it wouldn't work. All you have is more billionaires.
     
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  8. mad

    I was right. Prestigious

    big lol @ capitalism being the best anything
     
  9. Jake W

    oh my god, I'm back on my bullshit Prestigious

    People having billions in the bank and starving children... what's not to love?!?!
     
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  10. Gen Handley

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    Time to write a pop album
     
  11. Ska Senanake

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    Its easier to implement a democratic socialist government when there are less people impacted and when those countries already have wealth. Im not saying capitalism is the complete answer, there needs to be a happy medium between the 2 from a policy perspective. Affordable healthcare and a proper education for example should be made available to all citizens.
     
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  12. Dust Of Fallen Rome

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    My douchebag sense is tingling...
     
  13. Ska Senanake

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    I'm a douchebag because I support certain aspects and principals of capitalism which are very beneficial to society? Lol talk about jumping to conclusions and closed mindedness. Instead of having interesting conversations and discussions on this site, the majority of users on this site just jump to name calling, making false assumptions, and snarkiness. I got my bachelors degree in both finance and economics and can tell you there are many benefits to capitalism as well as many pitfalls where democratic socialism should be implemented. Of course it is a matter of opinion but being rude doesn't help anyone. Grow up.
     
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  14. Jake W

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    Oh god the "I have a degree" defence
     
  15. Ska Senanake

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    Yes, why what's wrong with that? And how is it a defence? I'm educated on the subject matter. Are you?
     
  16. Jake W

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    Yes you're educated on the subject you obviously know what's best for society lmao
     
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  17. Ska Senanake

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    I have my opinions that are backed by my education and my opinion is subjective of course, but at least I'm not rude to others for having different opinions. I guess having a debate or discussion without name calling if your beliefs are slightly different isn't possible here anymore. Happy Saturday friend, enjoy your night!
     
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  18. Jake W

    oh my god, I'm back on my bullshit Prestigious

    Debates with people who think billionaires are justified in keeping their billions in the bank whilst children are starving are pointless
     
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  19. clucky

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    "Global leader in GDP" is a really fucked up metric to use when comparing the success of a country.

    You're basically saying "doesn't matter how the average citizen lives as long as there are some mega rich people pulling up the GDP"

    if you ask me, it makes more sense to judge a country by how the bottom 10% fair.
     
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  20. lowlevel0wl

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    I've found it best when it comes to chorus.fm (I don't recall this so much back in the AP.net days) to just let it be the echo chamber it is. I really don't mean for that to be a jab, it seems that there's a majority mindset here and that's fine. I'm left myself but the new far-left "progressive" socialist movement (w/ outrage culture as a bonus) isn't my thing. It's like the far right tea-party resurgence from a couple elections ago. Thought that was weird then, I think this is weird now. And I'm for a progressive tax, but I also think it's important to be reasonable. I'm not looking to debate or argue, just my observations and opinion. Bottom line, @Ska Senanake, I understand what you're saying and you're not alone, I've just learned that lurking is better when it comes to politics...news...opinions on topical topics...yeah, I would just leave it to music. :) Have good day and same to the rest of you.
     
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  21. Dust Of Fallen Rome

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    Woah check it out! We have a guy with a degree here!
     
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  22. lowlevel0wl

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  23. Dust Of Fallen Rome

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    I'm sorry, shouldn't you be somewhere high above this echo chamber where your impeccable tastes in music drown out the silly quarrels we have around politics?
     
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  24. lowlevel0wl

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    Yep.
     
  25. Dust Of Fallen Rome

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    Imagine thinking The Appleseed Cast are a good band...
     
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