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Broadcast TV in 2019: What's Changing and Why
They’re also much more likely to be watching television across an array of devices at times, often outside of the usual peak TV hours. Their choice in content genres also sets them apart – they have a pronounced interest in other cultures which can translate into the kind of shows they choose to watch.

They even watch TV differently, preferring to “binge watch” episodes rather than watch them in isolation.
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9 hours ago by dancall
RT : Currently locked down in our offices at , due to an active shooter.

Hopefully, this won’t impact some idio…
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23 hours ago by kitoconnell
Marta Fedoriw - from Irena Yarosevych: This is one of my rants...
from Irena Yarosevych:
This is one of my rants about tax policy. Move on if you're not even mildly intrigued. I understand that most people find tax policy to be the big yawn (other than my FB bud Vladimir John), but tax policy determines the well being (or lack of well being) of both individuals and nations. As my financial planning professor said almost day one in class: the essence of personal financial planning is understanding tax policy and rules. How a government designs and enforces tax policies determines who gets to be rich when and how and why. Bluntly put: there are emotive myths we love about the individual "right" to money, who "deserves" wealth, the deeply ingrained belief that the wealthy are wealthy because "they earned it" by being clever and/or hard working and/or smart therefore "deserve" it, etc. (this last myth is almost a core religious value). Not true. What government rules are about how money is to be managed has a lot more to do with wealth than simply good ideas and good energy. Money is one of the most emotion laden topics of life in general, ergo tax policy, while seemingly boring, is actually a minefield of emotions. At it's most neutral, tax policy is how a nation manages money to fullfill its obligations as a government before it's citizens. And the citizens determine (theoretically) the tax policy - ie what kind of revenue the government should have in order to do for me what I need/want it to do. If I don't want it to do anything, then yea, no taxes. If I want it to bring me fresh water and build me a road, ain't gonna happen for free. Me and my neighbor citizens pitch in via taxes to get the road built and fresh water flowing. But what if one of the neighbors decided to use the road and water to bring exotic fruits to us. Sure, we pay her/him for their effort, for the fruit, for his/her initiative and smarts, but also excpect him/her to pay back into the system - i.e. for using more water and causing more wear and tear on the road so that she/he could yes, bring us fruit, which made them the money. but what if he/she only keeps the money and says thanks for the water and road (which now needs repair because of increased use), going to live on my yacht. so while you don't mind paying the gal/guy for the initiative and smarts and labor to bring you fruit, as well as for the fruit itself, you also expect the guy/gal to payback into the system that provided and maintained the infrastructure to do what he/she did. and when they don't, it seems, well, unfair. so that's where government power steps in. ideally, a government will say - we support your hard work, but you must pay back into system via taxes. "I don't want to! I like my money! It was my clever idea!" you hear the fruit neighbor cry! A good government would say "no, pay up". But what if your fruity neighbor says "yo, congressperson" i will pay for your campaign - which will still cost me less than the tax - if you agree that I should not pay the tax at all. and voila. we have netflix.
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yesterday by rgl7194
Netflix Made $845 Million In Profits And Paid $0 In Taxes Under New GOP Tax Law
Chances are you, and everyone else you know, paid more in taxes than Netflix did thanks to the Republican tax plan.
The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy reports:
“The popular video streaming service Netflix posted its largest-ever U.S. profit in 2018­­—$845 million—on which it didn’t pay a dime in federal or state income taxes. In fact, the company reported a $22 million federal tax rebate.
After a year of speculation and spin, the public is getting its first hard look at how corporate tax law changes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affected the tax-paying habits of corporations. The law sharply reduced the federal corporate rate, expanded some tax breaks and curtailed others. The new tax law took effect at the beginning of 2018, which means that companies are just now closing the books on their first full year under the new rules.
If Netflix’s earnings report is any indication, not much has changed. Many corporations are still able to exploit loopholes and avoid paying the statutory tax rate—only now, that rate is substantially lower.
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yesterday by rgl7194
The Clever Thrill Ride of “Russian Doll” | The New Yorker
Emily Nussbaum reviews the Netflix series, which stars Natasha Lyonne and explores raw, affecting themes of mortality and grieving.
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2 days ago by jbfink
Netflix Has Saved Every Choice You’ve Ever Made in ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch' - Motherboard
“They claim they're doing the processing as it's 'necessary' for performing the contract between me and Netflix,” Veale told me. “Is storing that data against my account really 'necessary'?
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2 days ago by corrickwales

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