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  1. Thread: Grenfell Towers

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    I thought it was covered pretty extensively at...

    I thought it was covered pretty extensively at the time, and has now moved on to coverage of the other council housing units which are not up to code, resulting in forced evacuation of residents.
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    On a more personal level, let's say that as a...

    On a more personal level, let's say that as a teenager (perhaps 18 or 19 years of age), your parents bought you a car. Should you pay income tax on that?
    Or, let's say that they paid your way...
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    So, the only real impact of the estate taxes you...

    So, the only real impact of the estate taxes you mentioned earlier would be to ensure that someone doesn't get their full due if everyone (through government confiscation) can't have a slice?
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    I don't understand why the government feels...

    I don't understand why the government feels entitled to another person's wealth. Have you ever wondered how many times, in the course of one year, is every single dollar in circulation taxed? I once...
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    I think he should do whatever he wants with his...

    I think he should do whatever he wants with his family money, but I also think he should allow the same courtesy to others. A more authentic person might be expected to practice what he preaches, or...
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    What exactly is the difference?

    What exactly is the difference?
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    So, when Bernie asked "How many yachts do...

    So, when Bernie asked "How many yachts do billionaires need? How many cars do they need? Give us a break. You can't have it all", the sentiment only applied to others, not himself? It occurs to me...
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    In a hyper-liberal society, resistance to The...

    In a hyper-liberal society, resistance to The Borg is indeed futile.
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    Regarding your first link, I think my grandson...

    Regarding your first link, I think my grandson and I may have eaten in that guy's restaurant last summer when we spent a few days rafting the Ocoee River down on the Tennessee/Georgia border. I...
  10. Agreed.

    Agreed.
  11. But you can, there's a few more hoops to jump...

    But you can, there's a few more hoops to jump through but it's totally doable.
  12. Thread: Ballpark shooting

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    That's why the new hot and sexy is home-made...

    That's why the new hot and sexy is home-made bombs and plowing into crowds with vehicles.
  13. Thread: Ballpark shooting

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    Ha, Ha....Now that's funny. :laff:

    Ha, Ha....Now that's funny. :laff:
  14. Thread: Ballpark shooting

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    That's because we keep diverting the issue to...

    That's because we keep diverting the issue to 'gun control' as if that is the answer to the problem. It's not.
    Just look at Europe where they have very effective gun control, the violence simply...
  15. Thread: Ballpark shooting

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    Just repeating popular, yet mis-guided, opinions...

    Just repeating popular, yet mis-guided, opinions in a tongue-in-cheek way. Look back over virtually any thread in this forum and you'll see examples of each sentiment stated. Multiply that by all the...
  16. Thread: Ballpark shooting

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    I thought it was interesting too and have...

    I thought it was interesting too and have wondered for the past two days when someone would start a thread about it.
    But, I guess you have to know your audience. A Bernie supporter intentionally...
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    Hmm, I thought you were talking about sanctuary...

    Hmm, I thought you were talking about sanctuary cities or certain Islamic enclaves, but I'm now guessing not.
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    BIL calls my wife every so often looking for...

    BIL calls my wife every so often looking for money, usually because he's neglected his utility payments and is on the verge of being dis-connected. In those cases, my wife pays the utility company,...
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    That's true, my brother-in-law buys EBT card...

    That's true, my brother-in-law buys EBT card balances for <50 cents on the dollar or sometimes with just a case of beer. If his sellers received cash from the government rather than the EBT credits,...
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    Path of least resistance?

    Path of least resistance?
  21. Thread: 43%! 43%! 43%!

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    Ahh, I stand corrected, yet remain distressed...

    Ahh, I stand corrected, yet remain distressed that our strategy only works selectively. :~)
  22. Thread: 43%! 43%! 43%!

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    Why? I thought you said your vote was irrelevant.

    Why? I thought you said your vote was irrelevant.
  23. Whatever sense tells you that you have a right to...

    Whatever sense tells you that you have a right to other's assets, educational product and skills is not necessarily common. But then again, what does an 8 year old know?

    It would be more accurate...
  24. Except that Cali isn't paying anything, the...

    Except that Cali isn't paying anything, the citizens will pay for state run healthcare along with all the problems such as waste, abuse, rationing and the reality of wealth fleeing the state for...
  25. Forum Financial Update - June 1st 2016 to June 1st 2017

    It's been a year since my last update. During that time our expenses have included 2 bi-annual hosting payments of $188.73 each, paid on December 1st, 2016 and June 1st, 2017, and one annual DNS...
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