XBMC needs your help – Developers needed for Linux Port

29 08 2007

This isn’t new news, but its really important for many people. The people who made XBMC are trying to port it to Linux (the language used will let them do Mac easily too). They need more developers with Linux experience. If you love XBMC and would like to see it work as a full DVR, PLEASE Digg this to help catch the attention of Linux devs.

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Warren Buffett: Income tax rigged to benefit rich

29 08 2007

The very rich in America pay taxes at a lower rate than most working people, private-equity partners enjoy some of the lowest tax rates of all. At a fund-raiser in New York last month, Warren Buffett: “This is what Congress in its wisdom did: the 400 of us [here] pay a lower part of our income in taxes than our receptionists do…’

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Wal-Mart Avoids Taxes by Paying Rent to Itself

29 08 2007

To reduce its taxes and costs, it sets up one subsidiary to run its stores and another subsidiary to own its real estate. The operating subsidiary pays rent to the real estate subsidiary and takes a tax deduction for the rent, even though that money eventually ends up in the corporation’s own pocket.

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Point, Click … Eavesdrop: How the FBI Wiretap Net Operates

29 08 2007

The FBI has quietly built a sophisticated, point-and-click surveillance system that performs instant wiretaps on almost any communications device, according to nearly a thousand pages of restricted documents newly released under the Freedom of Information Act.

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Bush Wants $50 Billion More for Iraq War

29 08 2007

President Bush plans to ask Congress next month for up to $50 billion in additional funding for the war in Iraq, a White House official said yesterday, a move that appears to reflect increasing administration confidence that it can fend off congressional calls for a rapid drawdown of U.S. forces.

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Letterman: Gonzales stepping down but ‘can’t recall’ why

29 08 2007

The Alberto Gonzales resignation provided the inevitable subject of David Letterman’s top ten list — and a good bit of quip fodder for his opening monologue — on Monday evening’s installment of CBS’s Late Show.

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