Monday, April 18, 2011

Take A Look: The Data Just Doesn't Look Good

I've got two stories here that seem to go together. First, there's this one:
Tax day comes three days late in 2011 on Monday, April 18th, instead of April 15th. But even after the deadline to file your taxes comes and goes, there will be hundreds of thousand of Americans who haven't fully paid what they owe to Uncle Sam. The annual tax gap is estimated at about $350 billion. That's the difference between what is owed in taxes every year and what gets paid on time.

So who isn't paying? Scientists, it appears. A recent study looked at tax cheats and found that one of the best indicators of who is likely to try to get around paying their taxes in full is their profession.
I won't make a comment on that, except it seems to jell nicely with this headline:
The UN ‘disappears’ 50 million climate refugees, then botches the cover-up
Of course, I gave you some background on that story, and it's NewAge clowns, last week. Unfortunately, today's scientists working with them, and also sharing their values, no longer surprises me.

It's just birds of a feather, I guess. Birds of a feather,...