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    So we should expect politicians to not take...

    So we should expect politicians to not take advantage of current tax law prior to changing it? Personally Iíd view more harshly a politician who changes a tax law to be more favorable for...
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    Alan makes a valid point. For all the bloviating...

    Alan makes a valid point. For all the bloviating from lots of people about the importance of work itís curious that our tax code rewards Ďnot workí income with a lower tax rate.
  3. Thatís a fantastic idea. Thank you! Years...

    Thatís a fantastic idea. Thank you!

    Years ago I didnít know what to get SO for Christmas (he buys everything he wants as soon as the idea pops in his head). So I decided to stop buying any gifts...
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    Much of her adult life my mom's main hobby was...

    Much of her adult life my mom's main hobby was embroidery. Counted thread cross stitch, to be specific. She was quite good at it, winning best in show at the state fair several years in a row back...
  5. What can I say? This is a discussion board. ...

    What can I say? This is a discussion board. People are expressing concern about these people who want to come to this country. As part of that discussion I attempted to point out that it might not...
  6. How exactly is people dying the same as people...

    How exactly is people dying the same as people staying in another country?
  7. Iím just spitballing ideas here. So many people...

    Iím just spitballing ideas here. So many people are so worried about The Border (tm) that It got me wondering what it is that weíre so concerned about with immigrants. Sure, there needs to be some...
  8. I wasnít hurt at all. And other than my rear...

    I wasnít hurt at all. And other than my rear wheel my bike was also fine.
  9. I wonder whether recent immigrants tend to feed...

    I wonder whether recent immigrants tend to feed themselves by working and buying food or by expecting government handouts. And what would be the likely outcome of allowing a modern wave of low...
  10. Good point. Weíd probably need even more people...

    Good point. Weíd probably need even more people to help build that. And those people would buy even more stuff creating yet more jobs. Admittedly they would need to go where thereís enough water....
  11. I wonder how those numbers compare to previous...

    I wonder how those numbers compare to previous eras. Did we run out of jobs for people when Ellis island was operating at itís peak? Were the immigrants that came through Ellis island good for the...
  12. I used to bike regularly when I lived in nyc. But...

    I used to bike regularly when I lived in nyc. But I was young and brave (stupid?) then. Somehow the only accidents I had were 1) minor, and 2) my fault. Like the time I was looking behind me to see...
  13. Do more people somewhere need more goods/services...

    Do more people somewhere need more goods/services or do they just take jobs without then buying stuff? The last time we had a large scale immigration to a part of this country, Miami post Mariel...
  14. Itís a shame we donít have a lot of unfilled jobs...

    Itís a shame we donít have a lot of unfilled jobs that these people could help fill.
  15. In the perfect world every space would be safe...

    In the perfect world every space would be safe for LGBTQ people. In the reality world that is most definitely not the case.
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    Is the phone an iPhone? If both the iPhone and...

    Is the phone an iPhone? If both the iPhone and iPad are logged into the same apple account the iPad will ring when you get phone calls. Iíve never tried answering my iPad so I have no idea if I can...
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    That house is certainly bland but I like the...

    That house is certainly bland but I like the size. Our current place is just over 1500 feet and itís plenty big. After I retire we wonít need the third bedroom anymore and we have space lost to...
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    Presumably if prostitution was legal then...

    Presumably if prostitution was legal then prostitutes would be paying tax on that income, either by withholding if paid on a w-2 or with the same way that any other freelance worker pays taxes. In...
  19. They probably figured that out without my help.

    They probably figured that out without my help.
  20. So now we're the society that herds people as if...

    So now we're the society that herds people as if they were farm animals?
  21. Thread: Conavirus......

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    While unlikely itís certainly possible that...

    While unlikely itís certainly possible that bolsonaro intended to eat pizza for dinner. After all nyc has some fantastic pizza by the slice.*. But the reality is that even if he did intend to...
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    The tracking and tracing train left the station...

    The tracking and tracing train left the station 18 months ago. It only works if 1) people are willing to participate which many Americans are not, and 2) if the number of infections is low enough to...
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    Indeed. The Democrats should have realized the...

    Indeed. The Democrats should have realized the futility of having a rational discussion once the conservatives cheered for death at CPAC a few months ago.
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    What do the trump flags and bumper stickers have...

    What do the trump flags and bumper stickers have to do with hating elites?
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    Apparently the pro-death President Of Brazil was...

    Apparently the pro-death President Of Brazil was forced to eat pizza on the sidewalk after NYC restaurants refused him entry because he isnít vaccinated. Of course the UN is going to use the Ďhonor...
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