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Indian Woman Sues Uber In the US Over Alleged New Delhi Taxi Rape

I'm New Around Here Re:No nice things (234 comments)

What part of your post has any relation to what I posted, other than we both mention a woman and taxis?

13 hours ago
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There Is No "You" In a Parallel Universe

I'm New Around Here Re:Except inflation (213 comments)

Because vocking it just once isn't enough.

yesterday
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Indian Woman Sues Uber In the US Over Alleged New Delhi Taxi Rape

I'm New Around Here Re:No nice things (234 comments)

The woman could have hired a "real taxi" instead of paying less money in exchange for the greater chance of being attacked.

yesterday
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Most Americans Support Government Action On Climate Change

I'm New Around Here Re:"Support" != actually sacrifice for (420 comments)

Retirees will expect more from the government because, you know, because they'

ve paid into the plan their whole working lives, with the promise they will see reasonable benefits at the end.

But fuck them for believing in a federal government and social fairness.

Great post.

yesterday
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Most Americans Support Government Action On Climate Change

I'm New Around Here Re:"Support" != actually sacrifice for (420 comments)

He's just a typical lefty liberal with not a thought about reality. If it sounds good on paper, or if it makes him feel good, or if someone says "No, this time it will work. Trust me!", then he supports it whether the program actually accomplishes whatever goal he had for it or not.

It's also obvious that he and the other supporters of that idiocy don't give a damn about actually helping the poor people. "Let them eat cake!" has turned into "Let them ride the bus!". That's their contempt for individual liberty writ large.

yesterday
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George R. R. Martin's "The Winds of Winter" Wiill Not Be Published In 2015

I'm New Around Here Re:He writes....... (173 comments)

You need to stop sneaking into your grandmother's closet.

yesterday
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George R. R. Martin's "The Winds of Winter" Wiill Not Be Published In 2015

I'm New Around Here Re:better than rushing steaming piles of shit. (173 comments)

I just picked up Chapterhouse Dune to read. I read Heretics last year, and liked it. I read the first four as a teenager, but at the time couldn't find the last two.

I reread those first four over the last couple years, and Heretics finally. I enjoy all of them. God Emperor is obviously a breaking point in the story line, but it works.

I also have The Dune Encyclopedia. Two copies actually. It is a great book in itself to go along with Herbert's work.

yesterday
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George R. R. Martin's "The Winds of Winter" Wiill Not Be Published In 2015

I'm New Around Here Re:"GRR Martin is not your bitch" (173 comments)

I read up to book 4 or 5 as they came out. Then didn't have the time or patience to wait for the next. Recently I picked up book 3 at Goodwill just to read it and reminisce. It was still a fun read. But I don't plan to read the whole series until I have a lot of time on hand.

yesterday
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George R. R. Martin's "The Winds of Winter" Wiill Not Be Published In 2015

I'm New Around Here Re:Is anyone surprised? (173 comments)

They will be filling the shelf at the local Goodwill for a number of years. Does that count?

2 days ago
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George R. R. Martin's "The Winds of Winter" Wiill Not Be Published In 2015

I'm New Around Here Re:Is anyone surprised? (173 comments)

Even if that were true, it doesn't remove the possibility to use another computer with the plot-following software Em mentioned. He could do the actual typing on an old Selectric, and still use help with consistency.

2 days ago
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Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition

I'm New Around Here Re:Comparing the US to Sweden (255 comments)

Are you saying that the Swedish people, as a prerequisite for having nation-wide broadband, pay for fiber optic cables to run to every farmstead in every country in Europe? Or at least every country in the European Union?

3 days ago
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Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition

I'm New Around Here Re: Solution: Decouple wired buisness from company (255 comments)

Well, I don't use google docs. But it would seem to be similar 'openess', as far as files from strangers online go.

If I did use google docs, I don't know that I would want to give access to it to every other stranger online either.

I had uploaded it to another file sharing site, that had it as a simple download, but that isn't active now, and I didn't have the time to do that again before posting. The site I listed still has the file active.

5 days ago
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Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition

I'm New Around Here Re:Comparing the US to Sweden (255 comments)

Do those Swedish people have to subsidize the people of the Hungarian countryside?

Your argument is also old and busted.

about a week ago
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Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition

I'm New Around Here Re:Solution: Decouple wired buisness from company (255 comments)

After repeatedly having the same reaction to these situations, I made a spreadsheet that compares the populations and sizes of US states and European countries. The first sheet is population, second is land area in square miles, and the third is population density per square mile. It also has columns on each page showing which countries are in the European Union, and which use the Euro as their currency.

Here is a link to it. They will send a link to your email address. Use it as you wish.

http://www.filehosting.org/fil...

about a week ago
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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

I'm New Around Here Re:People attacking the IRS here are dumb (253 comments)

2- it is a citizen's civic duty to pay his taxes. you like roads? you like a military? you like civilization in general? guess what. your taxes or GTFO my streets.

So the famous 47% who don't pay taxes don't get to use your streets? You elitist snob.

about a week ago
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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

I'm New Around Here Re:One has to wonder (253 comments)

He wasn't asking about fraud or the full responsibility of the IRS. He was asking if their work lessens with a bad economy. Fewer people working does mean fewer people filing taxes. Level of fraud is immaterial to that point.

about two weeks ago
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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

I'm New Around Here Re:People attacking the IRS here are dumb (253 comments)

for every dollar spent on the IRS, government takes in 5-7 dollars.

Just because it collects the revenue does not mean it generates the revenue. You need to demonstrate that reducing the IRS's budget will, in fact, mean that people pay fewer taxes, which is a specious argument.

Also, dywolf, you say that as if it is the government's job to take money from private citizens. Some of us believe it takes too many dollars from citizens already. So your argument fails on two counts.

about two weeks ago
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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

I'm New Around Here Re:Let's hope (253 comments)

EXACTLY. As long as the tax code is ridiculously complicated, we're going to need ridiculously complicated bureaucracy and IT systems to manage and enforce that complexity. Let's see how well our new GOP overlords in Congress manage to legislate an actual reduction in tax code complexity, now that they have the gavel all to themselves in both the house and the senate.

Let's not bring the cart before the horse. If you want an IRS that can run on a shoestring budget, make a shoestring tax code that I can print on my home inkjet printer -- THE WHOLE CODE -- in under 5 minutes.

Otherwise, shut the fuck up and fund the IRS so they can do what they are required to do by law.

I posted my plan above, but I'll copy it here for your perusal:

I think there should be one one federal income tax rate, and only one exemption. Make the rate whatever you want it to be, I don't care.

The one exemption will be the amount equal to 5 times the level of poverty for a person or family, at the location they live. Use the federal Cost of Living Allowance to factor the difference between poverty levels in California and Arkansas.

Anyone who reasonably believes their income for the year will fall below that level (five times their local poverty level for their family size), does not even have to have income tax removed from their paycheck. They still have FICA amount removed, but not the rest. Since they don't have any taxes removed, and they are under the exemption, they also don't have to file for a refund in the spring.

For those above that income level, they pay accordingly on the overage, with the correct percentage removed either each time for obvious cases, or once the limit is reached for the close cases. Cases of births, deaths, loss of job, etc will be worked out individually as needed.

Again, this covers Federal income tax. The states are free to do whatever they choose.

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End of above post.

The main points that would be needed to add would be
A) Income from investments, particularly when they are paid in lieu of a large salary such as Warren Buffet has popularized.
B) Business owners filling as individuals, deducting cost of business items (quick fix, incorporate or pay the tax).
C) Corporate taxes. But I bet I could reduced them to a single line of (Revenue - Expenses = Net). Not saying it's optimal, but it will print in under five minutes.
D) Individuals can form groups without having to ask permission from the government. Period.

That's all I got. Feel free to fine tune it and submit the bill to the House of Representatives.

about two weeks ago
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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

I'm New Around Here Re: Let's hope (253 comments)

The ACA does not say that Federally operated exchanges don't get the tax breaks, ...

It also does not say the dogs aren't cats. What was your point? That it states something that it doesn't state?

about two weeks ago

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