nanook

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  1. Maybe more like self-interest by those who pass the laws. The Govt has children and homes too. If they are into social engineering, they are self-engineering themselves too. Weird for a group that wants control to put themselves under the same rules. This is wrong. You get deductions for owning a paid off home. I write off taxes I pay on a property that I don't have a mortgage on. Because if you give money away to charities, the govt doesn't have to subsidize as much. More money for you to re-invest in your buisness. Less money for overhead, more money that is spent by your or your employees. Sometimes. It's not that it isn't simple. It's that it won't be a better alternative to what we have now. The middle class and the poor will have to pay more and the rich a lot less. Overall, a lot less tax revenue. That is, unless you make it a flat tax of 35%. Without an IRS, who will enforce the tax payments. Not all people in the U. S. use the W2. So no automatic deduction. What about business owners, rental owners, contractors, people stationed overseas, Coporate taxes, import taxes, export taxes, duties, ect. ? The IRS doesn't write tax code. They only collect. Think of them as the accountancy side of the US Treasury. All these issues are by those who push and write tax law. _____________________________ "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln
  2. I believe it's "whining". Other than that, Attention. _____________________________ "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln
  3. so basically it's a C in soldiering? I would say a D+. D is still passing, right? Honorable means at worst, you were useless but didn't get into any trouble to at best, you walked out with a Medal of Honor. Very broad. C- is generally the lowest passing grade. I suppose the real measure would be found by identifying the number in each of these 5 categories. Do the great majority get an honorable discharge? If so, why so many other categories? And what's the difference between Bad Conduct and Dishonorable? Vast majority get Honorable. In reality, all others are quite rare, about one of the other four per command of 300. This based on my expierence on seven different commands(Navy. Results may vary in other services.) Why so many others? Certain benefits not allowed after the discharge, for one. Bad Conduct and Dishonorable, are results of Courts Martial with Dishonorable considered a shame to service and loss of all VA benefits regardless of how many acts of Valor you have. Will do a lot of time. Bad Conduct, lesser but serious convictions, with time served. Very basic description. It really has a lot to do with which type of Courts Martial is being convened; General, Special, Summary, but the differences need explaination that requires a lot less alchohol and a much larger post. _____________________________ "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln
  4. Lazy Bastard? _____________________________ "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln
  5. http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/25/11396769-marine-who-criticized-obama-on-facebook-i-wish-i-could-take-it-back No idea how accurate these news articles are but in that link it was said He later clarified his remarks to say he wouldn't follow unlawful orders from the president, Still was a dumb move either way. Funny. He would not "follow unlawful orders" but at the same time, break lawful orders. So much for consistency. _____________________________ "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln
  6. Not sure what this one would be... ...but if it were "Afghanistan" by itself I'd say it was "South Pacific!" "American Idiot" _____________________________ "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln
  7. so basically it's a C in soldiering? I would say a D+. D is still passing, right? Honorable means at worst, you were useless but didn't get into any trouble to at best, you walked out with a Medal of Honor. Very broad. _____________________________ "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln
  8. 1) It's "misprision". Concealing a treasonous act, which is different than "not informing" is a codified actual law. 2) "Patriotism" is an emotion and is not quantifiable and can be used by anybody for any reason. But I think that in the case of the generally accepted level of patriotism, one would never try to prevent the discosure of a treasonous act. _____________________________ "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln
  9. So it's still here. My wife is a full time parent. This was her decision and we are in a position where it doesn't hurt us financially. But it is a time consuming job and I would hate to think that she would be pressured to participate in things she is not required to. Fortunately, here in the Navy many spouses would jump at that opportunity to help. _____________________________ "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln
  10. Officer spouses are still pressured to support their service member's commands? I remembered this as a O brat in the late 70's early 80's. My mother couldn't persue areas of her personal interest. My mom was a full time parent and also a full time Officer's Wife. Nowadays, spouses tend to have their own careers or are dual military. _____________________________ "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln
  11. Or trying to read a message that has been moved to the recycle bin. I was "busted" recently doing this very thing. A prolific poster pm'd me and at first gave me shit, then said she "heartily approved" with a big fat All good fun Checking "who's online" is entertaining to say the least. Now, who would give you shit on these forums? I must have missed something because I have pegged you as an angel. Pffft. Bwahhhahhahha!! Couldn't say that with a straight face. No, but really, you're cool. Old does not equal boring! At least, I hope not. No one ever said I was "angelic" before. Not sure I should be insulted or flattered Flattered! That's my answer, and none of the poop-throwers can change my generally sunny outlook Damn right! Duck those poop throwers! What did Neil Young say. . "it's better to burn out than fade away!" _____________________________ "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln
  12. Or trying to read a message that has been moved to the recycle bin. I was "busted" recently doing this very thing. A prolific poster pm'd me and at first gave me shit, then said she "heartily approved" with a big fat All good fun Checking "who's online" is entertaining to say the least. Now, who would give you shit on these forums? I must have missed something because I have pegged you as an angel. Pffft. Bwahhhahhahha!! Couldn't say that with a straight face. No, but really, you're cool. _____________________________ "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln
  13. Lawn dart. But then again, I don't make a habit of calling them "whuffos". _____________________________ "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln
  14. Yeah, true. Probably because even if "separate", the spouse could theoretically provide "income" to the taxpayer, which is taxable, which is probably what the IRS is thinking. _____________________________ "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln
  15. Hi, dork. What that guy should have done was split up the accounts to individual status and filed Married Filing Separate. Of course he would have lost a lot of deductions, but many here actually do that to protect tax issues from each other. _____________________________ "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln
  16. it's been "growing" since the Seventies. _____________________________ "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln
  17. Without the IRS, who would make sure that people are paying their share? _____________________________ "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln
  18. yup. . . Neighbor two doors down knocked on my door about 1:00 am. I left the garage door open and he wanted to make sure everything was okay. He's a cop with the Sheriff's Dept. Didn't realize who was at the door till I opened it. A year later, we were both laughing about it. I asked how obvious it was that i was trying to conceal it, knowing that you can't hide that behavior from police. He laughed and said it was quite obvious and applauded my diplomatic conversation that required absolutely no body movement. he also said that when he knocked on the door, he knew to step off the porch (which makes me wonder how I carry myself, or if its general safety when knocking on a door in the early hours). I felt it important to explain my paranoia comes from living in the city where no one knocks on the door that early unless they want your keys. _____________________________ "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln
  19. It may make a pushover or a "nice guy", but a homosexual? _____________________________ "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln
  20. Are you calling me an old lady? My hip is hurting lately. . . _____________________________ "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln
  21. I can't see this as something that will catch on. These care/plane builders are missing a big point. People imagine the vehicles taking off from the roads whenever they want or need to. Sure you can drive them on the road, but will the Highway Dept and city govts let you take off from the roadways? Or do you have to go to an airport? I imagine safety restrictions will push them to airports which will make these vehicles rediculous as you can buy a cessna for less. Besides, with the three dimensional maneuvering of a flying vehicle vs. a two dimensional car, bumper to bumper traffic is much safer than having all these bozos flying everywhere whenever they feel the need. _____________________________ "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln
  22. "Blue Fox"? Might as well say "Mauve Platypus". I question the qualitative anthropomorphism here. _____________________________ "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln
  23. Got proof? _____________________________ "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln
  24. I took it as a joke _____________________________ "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln
  25. If all Americans die and the USA vaporizes, it'll be a rough decade, and after that it'll be business as usual. Please don't overestimate your role in the world, you're replaceable. If it makes you feel better believing that. But that doesn't mean anything. It's not even even empowerment. All countries are replaceable. _____________________________ "The trouble with quotes on the internet is that you can never know if they are genuine" - Abraham Lincoln