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    The next MMR?

    Fine, but it doesn’t help if you repeat nonsense anti-vac propaganda. I forgot to mention that, even if the CDC had all the patents that covered an HPV vaccine (which is a ludicrous suggestion), they still wouldn’t have a licence to produce. Such a licence would be granted by the relevant national healthcare and medicines regulatory authority. Such a decision would be made according to the research on the benefit and safety of the vaccine, not because it might be of very slight financial benefit to the CDC. By populist government I mean the type that decides policy on the number of clicks they’ll get, rather than rational discourse.
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    The next MMR?

    1. You don’t seem to understand vaccines and patents. Any individual vaccine will be covered by dozens of patents, covering all of the ideas that went into making it possible. The concept of ‘a patent for a vaccine’ is as daft as ‘a patent for a car’. 2. The CDC gets a US government grant of $7B USD. Any profits garnered by CDC patents are paid back to the CDC via the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Technology Transfer. There is one CDC patent that might cover an HPV vaccine. Credible sources reckon the CDC earns about $5.8M per year from it. So, you have to believe that each and every one of the CDC’s 15,000 workforce are going to go along with this whole HPV vaccination conspiracy to protect a sum equal to 0.1% of their budget, (or to get a share of the profit; which comes to $386.66 each). 3. The HPV vaccine was not ‘banned in Japan’. The populist (and sexist) Japanese government advised local governments to stop promoting and offering the vaccine whilst it looked into the claims of anti-vaccers and sensational media stories. The stories were based on a paper in a science journal that has since been retracted. The vaccine is still available, and the 2017 John Maddox ‘sense in science’ award went to Riki Muranaka - the scientist who thoroughly debunked the original concerns.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    “The UK’s WTO commitments currently form part of the European Union’s schedules. When we leave the EU we will need UK-specific schedules.” Liam Fox. Written Ministerial Statement to the House of Commons On the UK’s Commitments at the World Trade Organization - HCWS316. December 5th 2016.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    And seven countries including the US, Australia and Brazil have already indicated that they don’t agree with what the U.K. has proposed. If the U.K. wins those arguments and does manage to get a schedule proportionaly equivalent to their historical share of the EU schedule it would be very encouraging.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    KEYBOARD WARRIOR ALERT WARNING: Don’t mess with Woody’s feelings, or he will respond:
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    The U.K. currently trades with a mere 24 territories on WTO rules alone. No deal means WTO rules apply to all trade until the U.K. can scramble together FTAs, and that’s full tariffs until theWTO schedule gets sorted. That’s a desperate negotiating position. It’s a shock doctrine, Venezuela / Weimar Republic scenario that will destroy the economy to benefit no one but the super wealthy.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    I’m not surprised Woody is so confused. The Brexit loons are now calling the European Commission ‘intransigent’ for sticking to its own rules, as it said it would from the very start. Weren’t they supposed to all break ranks and force a deal? Wasn’t it going to be the easiest deal in human history? Don’t they need the U.K. more than the U.K. needs them? It’s all looking pretty bleak for the unicornists and Liam Fox can’t even take solace in ‘advice’ from his healthcare / defence / policy ‘special adviser’ Adam Werritty anymore, well, not without raising eyebrows.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Can you tell me about a country that doesn’t have DDTs that exempt foreign income from double taxation?
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    I’ll try and explain again. The U.K. does not have a schedule with the WTO. It only submitted a proposed schedule less than a fortnight ago. Schedules are an integral part of WTO legal texts and each member must have one for Goods and another one for Services. The U.K. will not be a fully operative member of the WTO in its own right until its schedule is agreed. Which part are you struggling to accept?
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    You don’t even understand what DTTs are. Why don’t you ask Melissa?
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    DTT exemptions are standard with most tax jurisdictions. They are in place to prevent people and companies having to pay tax twice on the same income. The U.K. also has DTTs, including, of course, a reciprocal DTT with Germany. Ya spudcock. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/tax-treaties#countries-a-to-c
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Tape your sides up before looking, but her LinkedIn an Twitter profiles are a hoot. You don’t need to come here for Woodyfacts anymore, if Melissa is Woody’s investment guru, why not go straight to the source? Nice poems too.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Who you gonna go with Woody, Wikipedia, or Melissa Parietti?
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Melissa Parietti is a literature enthusiast who employs great discernment in matters of business and finance. A writer of fiction and nonfiction with previous work experience in the debt collection and finance industries, her creative efforts have been published by various journals. She enjoys analyzing data and finding trends. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from SUNY Geneseo. Read more: Melissa Parietti Bio | Investopedia https://www.investopedia.com/contributors/53952/#ixzz5NOYvMU1z Follow us: Investopedia on Facebook
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    which is the most unbiased news source?

    Below is a link to Venezuela’s trade schedule with the WTO. You’ll see that the EU and US both allow Venezuela very preferential tariffs, with rates of 30% - 95.6% on all imports to Venezuela (with most of the higher rates on food), and average tariff lines below 1% for Venezuelan goods going to their biggest export markets; the US, India, China, Switzerland, Singapore & Cuba (oil, steel, aluminium & cement), and the EU (mostly through the Dutch Antilles) and Japan (agricultural goods). Venezuela has the world’s largest oil reserves, and had European levels of GDP per capita for most of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Things changed when the price of oil collapsed in the 80s and have spiralled out of control since. 20,000 politically unreliable workers were sacked by the state oil company in 2002. It hasn’t invested in training or infrastructure since and now finds it can’t maintain production levels, even though the price of oil is rising. 48% of its economy is trade, but currency controls, price controls and tarrifs mean the general public don’t have enough medicines, or enough food to eat (90% poverty rate) and the currency will be devalued this week by knocking off five zeros. Maduro has consistently refused foreign aid, but the EU and Colombia, and to a lesser extent, the US, are doing what they can to support charities working in the country and for the refugees flooding into Colombia. Venezuela is a basket case and since Maduro stole the election there will be even more desperate people wanting regime change. Whether the drone attack was real or a false flag excuse for repression doesn’t really matter - the Maduro regime will hang on desperately for as long as possible, but will have to go eventually. I don’t think the U.S. or U.K. have any need to falsify stories about Maduro, the facts speak for themselves. http://stat.wto.org/TariffProfile/WSDBTariffPFView.aspx?Language=E&Country=VE
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    You forgot the solidarity tax element which is an additional 5.5%.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    Woody, why bother constantly lying when the facts are so easy to check? You are clearly a remainer trying to parody Brexit mendacity and stupidity. It’s not funny. Where’s Woolley? At least he deals in intangibles, and subjective feelings, not outright lies. Wikipedia: Corporations domiciled or managed in Germany are deemed to have full corporation tax liability. This means that their domestic and foreign earnings are all taxable in Germany. Some corporate enterprises are exempted from corporation tax, e.g. charitable foundations, Church institutions, and sports clubs. As of 1 January 2008, Germany’s corporation tax rate is 15%. Counting both the solidarity surcharge (5.5% of corporation tax) and trade tax (averaging 14% as of 2008), tax on corporations in Germany is just below 30%. When dividends are paid to an individual person, capital yield tax at a rate of 25% is charged. Since 1 January 2009, this tax is final for individuals who are residents of Germany. Solidarity surcharge (5.5%) is also imposed on capital yields tax. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxation_in_Germany https://www.google.com/amp/s/europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/work/taxes/income-taxes-abroad/germany/indexamp_en.htm
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    Can the UK switch easily to WTO rules?

    The problems with negotiating a U.K. WTO schedule have been studiously ignored by the unicornists who think the U.K. can just appropriate the EU schedule on pro rata terms based on historical trade patterns. That completely fails to take account of the change in circumstances. For example, let’s say that historically the U.K. market took 55% of the NZ lamb quota, and the rest of the EU took 45%. Now, let’s imagine a scenario whereby a celebrity chef in Germany extols the virtues of lamb and the demand for, and price of, lamb rises exponentially in Germany. Under the current system NZ lamb exporters could quite easily redirect more of their quota to Germany to take advantage of demand, and raise prices for what is left to sell in the U.K. market. If NZ were to accept the U.K.’s proposal then they would clearly lose out, as they wouldn’t be able to maximise profits by redirecting from the U.K. quota to the EU. The U.K.’s proposal completely fails to accept that the U.K. is a less attractive market to exporters from the rest of the world when it is outside the EU, but it is about to find out.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    You didn’t understand what I posted. I have done my best to explain to you that whilst the U.K. is a member of the WTO it does not have an independent schedule. Quote me if you think I’ve said anything different. From the WTO website:  Schedules are an integral part of WTO legal texts and each member must have one for Goods and another one for Services.  There are 135 schedules for the 164 WTO members. The European Union has a single Schedule for all its member states. The U.K. submitted a draft document setting out its proposal for an independent schedule to the WTO on the 24th of July 2018. If there are no objections then it will be approved within three months. If there are objections (seven countries have already indicated they will object) then the U.K. will be squeezed for extra concessions and find itself in a considerably worse trading position with the rest of the world than it had as an EU member. But hey, bendy bananas and blue passports, ya spudcock.
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    UK Establishment exposed

    These insults only carry any hurt when directed against the over fifties who haven’t grown up and moved with the times (I suspect this describes Woody). Younger people just naturally assume homophobia to be a projection of the homophobe’s personal struggles to accept their own sexuality.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    It has to be ‘no deal’ because there is no plan. That first became really obvious when the unicornists assumed the EU would agree to all their plans, including not paying for stuff the U.K. had pushed through. It got a bit surreal when it became clear that they either didn’t understand the terms of the GFA, or that they would happy to renege on an international treaty for political expediency. It leapt into sheer fantasy when they said the WTO would just agree to the U.K. assuming a proportional share of historic TRQs and subsidies - just writing its own schedules and presenting them as a fait accompli as if it was some sort of trading superpower, when in reality it is now a good distance short of the bargaining position it had as an EU member! As it becomes more obvious to the man in the street that there is no credible plan to deliver the promises of the leave campaign, the only way ahead for the leavers is to continue without a plan.
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    UK Establishment exposed

    Get a grip Woody. Do you call everyone and everything ‘fantaboy’ when you’ve had a meltdown, or just certain posters you disagree with? You haven’t called me ‘fantaboy’ yet, and I do actually drink Fanta from time to time.
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    So the UK is finished says Theresa Mayhem

    You’ve shown multiple times that you don’t understand the first thing about the WTO or the UK’s status within the WTO.
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    UK Establishment exposed

    You’ve misunderstood the thread. The grievance-mongering is coming from the extreme right. Specifically, the idea that the law courts of the British ‘establishment’ are picking on Stephen Yaxley-Lennon.
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