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Postby zoom rader » August 20th, 2019, 7:03 am

matr1x wrote:Drugs found in one of the 1% houses on the islands, anyone?

Then again pnm ppl so dumb that they try their best to copy the 1%...but most don't know how to read.
It mostly the lower end 1% that deal in dubois activities. The upper 1% dont need to as they now have legit bussinesses stemmed off from the proceed from their early 1980s dubois affairs.

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Postby DTAC » August 20th, 2019, 3:03 pm

Dubious?

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Postby zoom rader » August 20th, 2019, 3:06 pm

DTAC wrote:Dubious?
Sorry my mistake

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Postby Miktay » August 20th, 2019, 3:49 pm

How some of those people became Avenue landowners izan interesting story...

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Postby zoom rader » August 20th, 2019, 6:43 pm

Miktay wrote:How some of those people became Avenue landowners izan interesting story...
They a bit smarter that trinis, most of those properties were brought in the mid to late 80s during the recession.

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Postby hydroep » August 20th, 2019, 7:36 pm

zoom rader wrote:
Miktay wrote:How some of those people became Avenue landowners izan interesting story...
They a bit smarter that trinis, most of those properties were brought in the mid to late 80s during the recession.


Ah wonder if that is why Sh!tkickers manufactured a recession during the last 4 years?... :idea:

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Postby sMASH » August 20th, 2019, 8:05 pm

ding ding ding ring de bell dong dey. that is the whole premise of big business and government. formulate a need for government to spend, the 1% is the only suppliers that can satisfy the need, the money comes from taxes, the people cant say no, cause the goverment will seize ur property

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Postby matr1x » August 21st, 2019, 2:02 am

Imagine a certain Syrian owns 500 acres in Las cuevas.....

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Postby MaxPower » August 21st, 2019, 6:13 am

matr1x wrote:Imagine a certain Syrian owns 500 acres in Las cuevas.....


Hard work pays off.

They deserve alot more.

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Postby bluefete » August 21st, 2019, 6:22 am

And he well mashing up de beach and de pristine areas around it. EMA had to stop him on several occasions. He now wants to own de whole of Las Cuevas village.
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Postby 88sins » August 21st, 2019, 7:18 am

matr1x wrote:Imagine a certain Syrian owns 500 acres in Las cuevas.....

imagine another certain Syrian was marking another span of land in Toco covering about 700 acres. He approached the owners & get blanked one time.
I was told he was VERY unhappy that he eh gt with that one.

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Postby Dizzy28 » August 21st, 2019, 8:57 am

matr1x wrote:Imagine a certain Syrian owns 500 acres in Las cuevas.....


No need to be subtle. That story made news so much time that we know it's George Aboud of Starlite Plaza you referring to.
http://www.looptt.com/content/george-ab ... -destroyed

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Postby zoom rader » August 21st, 2019, 9:39 am

An anti Syrian chead

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Postby Slartibartfast » August 21st, 2019, 10:18 am

Dizzy28 wrote:
matr1x wrote:Imagine a certain Syrian owns 500 acres in Las cuevas.....


No need to be subtle. That story made news so much time that we know it's George Aboud of Starlite Plaza you referring to.
http://www.looptt.com/content/george-ab ... -destroyed

Lol. Nice to see people actually starting to use names.

Quick question for any actualy lawyers out there, does using the lord voldemort approach when referring to someone in a public forum do anything to protect you from libel? Assume that you are identifying the person in everything but names (like saying a prominent business owner from south trinidad that owns several groceries, gyms and a night club, but not saying Anand low price, The Rig etc.)

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Postby MaxPower » August 21st, 2019, 10:23 am

zoom rader wrote:An anti Syrian chead


Yes, full of jealousy and anger.

Pathetic and amusing.

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Postby zoom rader » August 21st, 2019, 10:31 am

Slartibartfast wrote:
Dizzy28 wrote:
matr1x wrote:Imagine a certain Syrian owns 500 acres in Las cuevas.....


No need to be subtle. That story made news so much time that we know it's George Aboud of Starlite Plaza you referring to.
http://www.looptt.com/content/george-ab ... -destroyed

Lol. Nice to see people actually starting to use names.

Quick question for any actualy lawyers out there, does using the lord voldemort approach when referring to someone in a public forum do anything to protect you from libel? Assume that you are identifying the person in everything but names (like saying a prominent business owner from south trinidad that owns several groceries, gyms and a night club, but not saying Anand low price, The Rig etc.)
It's public records of who owns estate in TT.

No libel of indentiying who owns which estate.

However if you say a that person is MC as then they can sue you as defamation of character.


Ken Gordon vs Panday , where Panday in short words called him a MC and got sued my Gordon and had to pay out money

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Postby matr1x » August 21st, 2019, 12:30 pm

I didn't know selling snow-cone was so profitable.


Who knew????

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Postby Miktay » August 21st, 2019, 3:13 pm

zoom rader wrote:
Miktay wrote:How some of those people became Avenue landowners izan interesting story...
They a bit smarter that trinis, most of those properties were brought in the mid to late 80s during the recession.


Interested people may ask where the funds came from to purchase the properties...

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Postby matr1x » August 21st, 2019, 3:50 pm

It is alleged that a combination of powdered sugar and market manipulation as well as kickbacks raise them to the top. That and slavery money

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Postby matr1x » August 21st, 2019, 4:02 pm

A certain condiment girl was seen ina party having a few powered donuts. Hah hah

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Postby bluefete » August 21st, 2019, 5:32 pm

Look like Zoomie get a 1% pardner to help him out!

MaxPower wrote:
zoom rader wrote:An anti Syrian chead


Yes, full of jealousy and anger.

Pathetic and amusing.

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Postby paid_influencer » August 21st, 2019, 8:17 pm

matr1x wrote:A certain condiment girl was seen ina party having a few powered donuts. Hah hah


not seeing the funny part. :?

maybe i get too ole

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Postby hydroep » August 22nd, 2019, 7:10 am

Facebook face-off
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Ansa McAl chairman Norman Sabga faced some flak last week for suggesting that social media giant Facebook was one of the primary contributing factors to the conglomerate’s media arm Guardian Media Ltd’s $11 million loss for the first six months of this year.

The story was one of Newsday’s most popular last week, generating significant online feedback – notably on the same seemingly maligned platform.

Mr Sabga’s point was that these companies don’t pay taxes, nor do they have any major investment in the country, such as employees or property on which they have to pay taxes, and hence have a significant competitive advantage.

Much of the conversation in response, however, suggested that his argument was a cop-out, an excuse for substandard content creation and a lack of innovation.

What he is suggesting is hardly revolutionary. Other countries, including the EU, Australia and India already add certain value added taxes (VAT) to advertising rates. Facebook even has a special information page to help customers understand the process. These tech companies, while they may not have significant physical presence in a country, nonetheless generate vast amounts of income from overseas markets.

The story isn’t even foreign to TT – Uber, which left the country last year, to the chagrin of citizens happy for an alternative to public transport – argued that because it was a tech company and not technically an employer, it did not have to pay standard taxes.

The government disagreed, because as far as it was concerned, Uber, which receives 25 per cent of its drivers’ fares, was still earning an income from within TT.

Facebook and search engine juggernaut Google are by far the biggest platforms for advertisements in the world. Both companies make up a massive 60 per cent of all advertising in the US, or about US$65 billion in revenue. About 85 per cent of these multi-billion corporations’ revenue is made up from advertising.

In terms of overall advertising, digital spend is projected to overtake traditional platforms (TV, radio and newspapers) by nearly US$10 billion (US$129.3 billion versus US$109.5 billion), according to emarketer.com.

It’s undeniable that these platforms have helped fledgling entrepreneurs with marketing and raised the profiles of several social commentators, but the fact remains that for most enterprises that rely on these traditional outlets of communication, online marketing has made a significant dent in their revenues and profitability.

Facebook and Google also remove the middleman, making it so easy to place ads that even advertising companies that rely on traditional media for bookings and placements are hurting.

For platforms that rely on ad revenue, this has totally upended the business model. Newspapers are the most glaring example, as sites like Facebook marketplace and Craigslist have made classified ads almost obsolete. That’s not to say innovation isn’t necessary and it has well been argued that traditional platforms have taken too long to recognise and adapt to the changes in advertising and especially consumer trends. Core demographics now are millennials and their successors, Generation Z, who are for the most part digital natives. They get their content online, and unless media companies meet them there, they will miss out on that market.

At the same time, the State’s responsibility should be for fair play. To be clear, this is not protectionism, but rather, enforcing a more equitable playing field for competition and innovation – and of a way of earning revenue. TT has already implemented the online tax shopping tax (applicable to goods shipped via air), and while controversial, it does not seem to have stopped people buying things over the internet.

Taxes are burdensome and in a recession, often seem deeply unfair, especially to the consumer, onto whom some of that burden is shifted.

But Mr Sabga’s grievance shouldn’t just be dismissed as one-per-cent griping. It’s a rational argument and deserves consideration.


https://newsday.co.tt/2019/08/22/facebook-face-off/

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Postby vaiostation » August 22nd, 2019, 7:45 am

Propaganda machine defending the 1%? Colour me shocked...

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Postby zoom rader » August 22nd, 2019, 7:48 am

vaiostation wrote:Propaganda machine defending the 1%? Colour me shocked...


That's happens when the media is owned by these people

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Postby 88sins » August 22nd, 2019, 8:46 am

So, one traditional newspaper saying that the owner of another traditional newspaper's argument that his loss in revenues is due to digital media and that his concerns have merit. & both expect to be take seriously. & both would like more revenue & if they didn't have to compete with digital media that would be the answer to their prayers/better/fairer.
color me surprised

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Postby zoom rader » August 22nd, 2019, 8:54 am

If 1% can they will pull the internet plug and make us North Korea.

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Postby pugboy » August 22nd, 2019, 8:56 am

Popular burger place in st Ann’s with pizza boys on same compound

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Postby 88sins » August 22nd, 2019, 9:13 am

nah, dat cyah be for real. so what they feel it is? pizzabitches patent the word "burger" & is their own wholly & solely or sumn?

If was me I woulda tell dem to complain al day, every day, till dey drop down dead. Better yet, I woulda tell dem to put it in writing & take them to court over it

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Postby hydroep » August 22nd, 2019, 10:48 am

^Exactly, you cannot "copyright" generic words/terms. But to take on "big business" may not be worth it in terms of time and cost so they must be decide to let it slide.

It just goes to show, when them fellas making their laws and then boasting "doh worry, you have recourse before the courts," that's true — only if you can afford it...:|

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