Once, your humble servant bought the Nik Collection license. Later, #Google acquired Nik Collection, made it #free (as free beer). Then Google sold the Nik Collection to #DxO, they stopped distributing old versions, and started releasing new paid versions. Now, the only place, where I can download my legal copy, is #pirate #torrent-trackers.
A great argument for #Internet #piracy, isn't it.😤
An estimated 45.3% of American households — roughly 77.5 million — will pay no federal individual income tax, according to data for the 2015 tax year from the Tax Policy Center, a nonpartisan Washington-based research group.
Well, for now, #God don't let you into temptation, and peace not only for people of good will, but for beloved children, and of course, God loves everyone. Alright, will be wait politically correct #Bible soon;)
"The Lord’s Prayer will change from “and lead us not into temptation” to “do not let us fall into temptation.”
The #Gloria will change from “Peace on earth to people of good will” to “Peace on Earth to people beloved by God.”"
The governments tries to point me what I can buy or not (because not a "qualified investor"). Great! Instead of it they will get black market, currency speculators and much more crime than they are declaring to stop.
Because crime in crime state is government's work too!
#Telegram should make public groups available with not client and authorisation. Time to stop this madness with: "...more in our Telegram channel". They uses naive users to take higher price for advertisement, but most of them login just to read something.
And of course, it's madness when people pay for sharing link to groups in other groups. It's most weird monetization among all social platforms. People sould see content and then make a decision, pay for it or not.
For instance, Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia prepares new bill to ban foreign Internet services with part of market >35%. It's almost everything. The problem is Russian individuals and small business uses these services too. If they will ban them, it may lead to civil war in Russia.
US and others, who need more open markets in crisis situation, will act against such politics.
To save authority, Russian government may start the war against Baltic countries.
Look, in the next few years Chinese economy will slow down, it's critical for Chinese government but not only. When production rate grew there, other countries sold resources to China and got cheap production. But today the market is overloaded, China reduce production and resource consumption. Therefore, will lost cheap production soon and our income from resources.
On other hand, outsiders like Russia, Iran, etc. are trying to protect local markets.
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