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Apple of Discord: Brewing US-EU Tug-of-War Over Probe Into Tech Giant's Tax Bill

Radio Sputnik discussed the high-profile EU multibillion probe into Apple's tax affairs with Tim Worstall, a senior fellow at one of the world's leading economic think tanks — the Adam Smith Institute.

Maine Snakeskin, The Weeknd, Sam Smith, Daft Punk, LGBT Rio, Istanbul, Adam Lambert, Mykonos: HOT LINKS

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

RIO 2016. Team LGBT’s Olympic medal count beat every country that criminalizes gay sex. “The publicly out gay, lesbian and bisexual Olympic athletes in Rio outperformed expectations, with 25 of the 53 publicly out athletes winning medals.…...Show More Summary

The Intellectual Virtues of the Philosophic Life in Smith's Commercial Society: Strauss, Cropsey, and McCloskey

Although Joseph Cropsey and Deirdre McCloskey contradict one another in their interpretations of Adam Smith, they apparently agree that there is no place for the intellectual virtues of philosophy in Smith's commercial society. Cropsey...Show More Summary

Freeform Developing Comedy From ‘Greek’ Creator & Gary Sanchez Prods.

Freeform is developing Santa Monica Shores, a high-concept comedy from Greek creator Patrick Sean Smith and Gary Sanchez Productions. The premise for the comedy is being kept under wraps. Gary Sanchez’s Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and Kevin...Show More Summary

The MMA Road Show with John Morgan No. 73: Matt Mitrione, Leslie Smith, Adam Hill, Simon Head, Mike Bohn

Episode No. 73 of “The MMA Road Show with John Morgan” podcast, featuring Matt Mitrione, Leslie Smith, Adam Hill, Simon Head and Mike Bohn, is now available for streaming and download.Filed under: News, UFC

Pramila Jayapal Lands Congressman Adam Smith's Endorsement in the Race for the 7th

by Sydney Brownstone Congressman Adam Smith (left) has thrown his support behind Pramila Jayapal. But who will Seattle Congressman Jim McDermott endorse, if anyone? Brian Dalbalcon Photography/Pramila Jayapal State Senator Pramila Jayapal,...Show More Summary

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Jim Roumasset comments on my Adam Smith picture: Looks cold. Valentina Zharkova suggests that the cold summer in Great Britain may be a harbinger of her forecasted return of the (1645-1715) Maunder Minimum (low solar activity), a Granger cause of the Little Ice Age. Since Granger causation is not actual...

Open Thread: Newt Finds An Apt Comparison

Maybe a little too apt… Newt Gingrich has said that Trump will be "at least as reliable" as Andrew Jackson as Pres. A historian responds: pic.twitter.com/ExXqLgULRg — Adam Smith (@aipsmith) August 9, 2016 Ed Kilgore, in NYMag: Newt Gingrich’s comment to the New York Times today that Donald Trump is at least as mentally stable […]

Stephen A. Smith went insane over Tim Tebow’s switch to baseball

Tim Tebow, baseball player. This is a thing that could be happening, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The odds of Tebow actually making it to an MLB field are slim and none, but because it’s Tebow, the story is getting plenty of play Tuesday. Show More Summary

I EAGERLY AWAIT PAUL KRUGMAN’S CONDEMNATION OF THIS VILE ELIMINATIONIST RHETORIC: Will Smith in Du…

I EAGERLY AWAIT PAUL KRUGMAN’S CONDEMNATION OF THIS VILE ELIMINATIONIST RHETORIC: Will Smith in Dubai: ‘Embarrassing’ Trump needs to be ‘cleansed out of our country.’ As Scott Adams noted in March, The Media Are Trying To Get Donald Trump Killed. And using the loaded phrase “cleansed out of our country” only increases the odds — […]

UK heading for new financial crisis 'on grander scale than 2008' with Bank of England 'asleep at the wheel': Report

Kevin Dowd, professor of finance and economics at Durham University, argues in a paper published today by the Adam Smith Institute that the Bank's tests, which model various adverse economic scenarios each year such as a major fall in...Show More Summary

Adam Smith's Commentary on Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Khizr Khan

If Adam Smith had been a commentator for Laissez Faire News at the Republican and Democratic Party Conventions, what would he have said about the candidacies of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump?That was the question in my mind as I watched large parts of the two conventions on C-Span. Show More Summary

Britain is 'sailing blindly' into a new banking crisis

Britain is charging headlong towards a new banking crisis on a "much grander scale" than the 2008 crash and the Bank of England is utterly unprepared for it, according to new research from free market think tank the Adam Smith Institute. In...Show More Summary

Matt Moore, Will Smith And The San Francisco Giants' Top Trade Deadline Targets Post-Eduardo Nunez

The San Francisco Giants made a big splash in the MLB trade deadline market on Thursday evening, but it’s highly unlikely that the slumping NL West leaders are done dealing. (Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) The move for Twins All-Star Eduardo Nunez was a little eyebrow-raising, to say the least. It cost the Giants’ [...]

Big Bird Performs the DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince Song ‘Summertime’

last monthHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Big Bird and the cast of Sesame Street perform the DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince (Will Smith) song “Summertime” in a delightful mashup edited by Adam Schleichkorn (a.k.a. “Mylo the Cat“). Here is the original music video for the song.

Big Bird Does “Summertime”

last monthHumor / odd : Neatorama

Big Bird channels Will Smith as he and the the usual suspects from Sesame Street do the song “Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince. It’s a product of the editing skills of Adam Schleichkorn, also known as Mylo the Cat (previously at Neatorama). Show More Summary

Film Clips From SUICIDE SQUAD Are Here!

Warner Bros. Pictures released eight film clips from SUICIDE SQUAD, which you can check out below. SUICIDE SQUAD is directed by David Ayer and stars Will Smith, Jay Hernandez, Jared Leto, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Viola Davis, Adam Beach,...Show More Summary

What's going on Wednesday 7/20

Royal Headache, Ryan Adams, Seth Bogart (aka Hunx), Okkervil River, Patti Smith, Flight of the Conchords, Gary Higgins, Los Robertas, DZ Deathrays, and more NYC show options for this rather stacked Wednesday. Continue reading…

Vote Adam Smith in Congressional District 9

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Stranger Election Control Board Adam Smith BRIAN DALBALCON PHOTOGRAPHY We wanted to love Jesse Wineberry. But the former state representative wasn't able to pinpoint one specific policy that incumbent Adam Smith either supported or ignored that had hurt or benefitted his South Seattle district. Show More Summary

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