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    Panama Papers

    What do Vladimir Putin, David Cameron and Lionel Messi have in common?

    Bigger than WikiLeaks or just another passing shitstorm?
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    I read about these mysterious "Panama Papers" and thought, "I guess there is an Illuminati." Then I realized how short-sighted I've been, so I hightailed it to @Catoptric's video thread.

    Sadly, that's almost true.


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    I'm going to give it a few days. Did anything result of wikileaks? I guess Messi wasn't involved in that but he's already had financial shenanigan issues. Messi might be in real trouble but I don't see any real political power players getting in hot water. My favorite thing to come out of this so far is the accusation of Putinphobia. That's amusing.

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    The list, only partial so far, is interesting... They are saying the whole list won't be out until May...not sure why. I guess it takes time to go through that much data.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._Panama_Papers

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    I've read about 30 news articles today and I still don't understand wtf it's all about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starla View Post
    I've read about 30 news articles today and I still don't understand wtf it's all about.
    The top comment in Reddit's ELI5 thread is pretty much all you need to know for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starla View Post
    I've read about 30 news articles today and I still don't understand wtf it's all about.
    At this point, it's basically just a list of people (many of them famous, and many of those important politicians in various countries) who have large amounts of money stashed in shell companies/etc. to avoid paying taxes on it.

    I'd call it interesting, but not necessarily something that means anything important as of yet. (This might remain to be seen.)
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    The times piece is pretty good. Of note in that story is that it isn't even necessary to go to Panama here in the US, because it's so easy to make a shell company.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/05/wo...ax-havens.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limey View Post
    Of note in that story is that it isn't even necessary to go to Panama here in the US, because it's so easy to make a shell company.
    yeah, I didn't even blink here from my vantage in the cloaca

    this is chicken scratch compared to what is done in front of our eyes but everyone likes a good depantsing

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    I predict: bitcoin gonna get a big boost

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