The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

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This has everything! An idiot United States Senator who has a really dumb idea, and buttresses it with a profound misunderstanding of market economies and the relationship between government and the governed.

Wait...that describes about 90% of the U.S. Senate. It's Fauxcahontas Warren who seems to think that the necessarily adversarial relationship between the IRS and the people from whom it takes money should be tilted even more in favor of the government, mostly because that is pretty much all she knows: the answer to every problem is more government!

Elizabeth Warren Wants the IRS To Create Its Own TurboTax. What Could Go Wrong?

Earlier this week, New York Times editorial board member Binyamin Applebaum wrote an opinion column criticizing Intuit's decision to exit from the federal program that allowed some people to use the free version of the company's TurboTax software. Applebaum accused Intuit of "abandoning the pretense of good citizenship" in favor of seeking profit before making his real case: that the federal government, more specifically the IRS, should make their own tax-filing software—an argument enthusiastically applauded by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D–Mass.), who rarely misses an opportunity to decry a company for "chasing profits."
I don't want corporations to have any sense of good citizenship. You know, like Twitter and FaceBook are good citizens. The idiocy of putting profit or shareholder value below some amorphous sense of morality is a slippery slope, and one down which we are accelerating rather quickly. A nice boring 50 year span of companies just doing what they do best and not meddling in other parts of society would be a grand thing.

Wouldn't it be nice if Coca Cola just made soft drinks and didn't lecture us about race? Or Twitter bowing out of the business of deciding what should be socially acceptable discourse and just acting as a neutral conduit of people's 280 character thoughts?

Shockingly, the article doesn't mention legalizing drugs or opening the borders, so I had to double-check that it was really Reason and not some spoof. But they have gone so far into the weeds that they actually suggest that a government tax preparation system "might" be a good idea. And it gets worse, with the author being carefully neutral about the idea that government and the tax code should try to decrease "inequality," whatever that is.

But the overarching tone is one that is profoundly depressing. We have gone from an America that was reasonably self reliant, to one in which relatively simple activities like doing one's taxes must be assisted by government.

Sure, doing taxes is irritating, but there are many free methods that are easy to use, in spite of Warren's and Reason's claims. And if worse comes to worst, there is always a pad of paper, a pencil and a calculator. But the assumption is that Americans are too stupid and lazy to figure this stuff out on their own. We aren't talking about complex tax returns with multiple income streams and complex financial instruments. Those people use accountants or are happy to pay Intuit or some other financial software company a hundred bucks for their software.

Of course, as Reason correctly points out, the best way to fix this is to fix the tax code. But that won't happen. Ever. People like Fauxcahontas Warren are far too invested in the labyrinth, which allows them to get rich, courtesy of the American taxpayer.

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1 Morning!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 29, 2021 10:00 AM (kTF2Z)

2 haha

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 29, 2021 10:00 AM (49Exr)

3 damn!

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 29, 2021 10:00 AM (49Exr)

4 I called em.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 29, 2021 10:01 AM (kTF2Z)

5 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 29, 2021 10:01 AM (Zz0t1)

6 Of course, as Reason correctly points out, the best way to fix this is to fix the tax code. But that won't happen. Ever. People like Fauxcahontas Warren are far too invested in the labyrinth, which allows them to get rich, courtesy of the American taxpayer.

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Federal sales tax (not a VAT) to completely replace the income tax.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 29, 2021 10:01 AM (LvTSG)

7 Besides, only about 50% have to file...

Posted by: artisanal ette at July 29, 2021 10:02 AM (2o90I)

8 Hooray, punk munk!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 29, 2021 10:02 AM (2JVJo)

9 Anyone know much about the current state of the housing market and have some expectations going forward? Need the world-famous Horde advice here.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 29, 2021 10:02 AM (z5Vrg)

10 NOT FIRST!!!!!!!

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at July 29, 2021 10:03 AM (qoLdL)

11 So, Pelosi is arresting people for not wearing masks. Loony tune days in DC.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 29, 2021 10:03 AM (2vzWF)

12 Simplified Federal Income Tax Form:

1.) How much did you make last year?

2.) Send it in.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at July 29, 2021 10:03 AM (dfRN6)

13 We all rail against McConnell but he stood strong for a *long* time defeating the USSC nomination of Merrick Garland, who in his role as AG has quickly proven he is utterly incapable of fair and impartial administration of justice.
Posted by: Blacksheep at July 29, 2021 09:40 AM (6mvRv)

He did that for Hillary, who was going to make the pick. The Left never intended Garland for the court.

McConnell stood strong for fucking Hillary.

Posted by: ... at July 29, 2021 10:04 AM (KAPPS)

14 Fauxcahontas is a tax lawyer. She knows how stupid this idea is.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 29, 2021 10:04 AM (2vzWF)

15 NOT FIRST!!!!!!!
Posted by: Scuba_Dude at July 29, 2021 10:03 AM (qoLdL)



That's not how this works.......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 29, 2021 10:04 AM (Zz0t1)

16 If the government created its own software it would cost a minimum of $10 billion and be 10 years late and crash.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at July 29, 2021 10:04 AM (AiZBA)

17 Federal sales tax (not a VAT) to completely replace the income tax.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 29, 2021 10:01 AM (LvTSG)

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This is a super conservative idea! I'm on it.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at July 29, 2021 10:04 AM (yL25O)

18 Large Corporations being Good Citizens is more or less the definition of fascism, isn't it?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 29, 2021 10:04 AM (6FeV1)

19 willowed:

@joshdcaplan 2m

INTERFAX: China, Russia to hold joint military drills in mid-Aug
Posted by: Tami at July 29, 2021 08:23 AM (cF8AT)

****

Who is left that they're training for?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - remember when the CDC told you the vaccine would PREVENT you from getting the COVID? at July 29, 2021 10:05 AM (owNMS)

20 The Atlanta lady didn't deserve to die but she likely was a BLM supporter and killed by those she supported. Admittedly I'm painting with a broad brush. Walking your dog alone that late at night is also not very bright . Like stage coaches in the old west, you should have someone riding shotgun. And if I was an investigator I'd look at the wife as a suspect.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 29, 2021 10:05 AM (2DOZq)

21

so businesses like Intuit and all of those tax processing companies (H&R Block), as well as private CPA's, etc....

out of business?

I am sure someone would sell out, like an Intuit to offer their services solely. Google Tax Prep

Posted by: artisanal ette at July 29, 2021 10:05 AM (2o90I)

22 I would never knowingly use US government software, nor allow it onto my computer. If the only option was "use the IRS version of Turbo Tax, or else file by paper" then I'd be dusting off my calculator and warming up the printer.

It isn't just because that software is going to be an unreliable, unstable, resource-hogging, privacy-destroying, information-leaking wreck of code that is impossible to uninstall and ruins everything forever (and it will be all of that and more), but also because I do not trust them to not put hooks into the system that spy on me forever, and I also don't trust them to write software than can do arithmetic properly.

Also, it's not their job. Their job is to process returns, not provision them.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2021 10:05 AM (3p5uk)

23 My tax guy gets an updated "handbook" of rule changes every year...usually a couple hundred pages.

Posted by: BignJames at July 29, 2021 10:06 AM (AwYPR)

24
McConnell stood strong for fucking Hillary.
Posted by: ... at July 29, 2021 10:04 AM (KAPPS)



Ewwwww....

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 29, 2021 10:06 AM (Zz0t1)

25 21 I am sure someone would sell out, like an Intuit to offer their services solely. Google Tax Prep
Posted by: artisanal ette at July 29, 2021 10:05 AM (2o90I)

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Rent seeking at its most luxurious.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 29, 2021 10:06 AM (LvTSG)

26 16 If the government created its own software it would cost a minimum of $10 billion and be 10 years late and crash.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV
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Bullshit.

Posted by: Kathleen Sebelius at July 29, 2021 10:06 AM (9vQJW)

27 OT, but maybe not.

How many people here who are supposed to get a large tax refund have actually RECEIVED their refund?

Posted by: vyx at July 29, 2021 10:06 AM (lw49D)

28 If the government created its own software it would cost a minimum of $10 billion and be 10 years late and crash.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV


Exactly like their Obamacare websites.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2021 10:06 AM (SALmb)

29 What does ChemJeff think about this brilliant idea?

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 29, 2021 10:06 AM (y7DUB)

30 IRS PerTurboTax Form 1040 EZ

What is your bank account routing number? _____

What is your current balance? _____



Posted by: Muldoon at July 29, 2021 10:07 AM (Xwt96)

31 29 What does ChemJeff think about this brilliant idea?
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 29, 2021 10:06 AM (y7DUB)

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"Will conservatives suffer?"
-ChemJeff

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 29, 2021 10:07 AM (LvTSG)

32 Flat tax rate with no loop holes where everyone has skin in the game.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 29, 2021 10:07 AM (2DOZq)

33 On-topic I don't necessarily hate the idea of having an "official tax software" assuming that it also limits liability to the IRS as a consequence. Maybe a program to also give this certification to private companies.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 29, 2021 10:07 AM (z5Vrg)

34 Senator Lieawatha is proof that it is not the best of us is in government but those that cannot produce anything.

I love how these idiots are always harping on how others should pay MORE and MORE in taxes. We really should have more of a say in how are money is spent by these drooling idiots.

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at July 29, 2021 10:07 AM (qoLdL)

35 ========

"Will conservatives suffer?"
-ChemJeff
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 29, 2021 10:07 AM (LvTSG)



ChemJeff is Hunter Biden, isn't he.......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 29, 2021 10:08 AM (Zz0t1)

36 Merrick Garland looks like someone who would pal around with Ed Buck.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 29, 2021 10:08 AM (y7DUB)

37 The Senate's impulse to propose bad solutions is based on the faulty premise that they have expert knowledge beyond getting elected.

Posted by: Dr. Claw at July 29, 2021 10:09 AM (VNGpB)

38 INTERFAX: China, Russia to hold joint military drills in mid-Aug
Posted by: Tami


Who is left that they're training for?
Posted by: Moron Robbie


WOLVERINES!!

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2021 10:09 AM (SALmb)

39 20 The Atlanta lady didn't deserve to die but she likely was a BLM supporter and killed by those she supported. Admittedly I'm painting with a broad brush. Walking your dog alone that late at night is also not very bright . Like stage coaches in the old west, you should have someone riding shotgun. And if I was an investigator I'd look at the wife as a suspect.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 29, 2021 10:05 AM (2DOZq)

At the rank and file level thankfully much of our opposition is merely stupid and not evil. Though increasingly this is changing. Just another night in Chicago or Atlanta.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 29, 2021 10:09 AM (z5Vrg)

40 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 29, 2021 10:09 AM (arJlL)

41 But if it was government software and their program made a mistake on your taxes, would they still be legally allowed to collect what their software missed?

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 29, 2021 10:09 AM (49Exr)

42 That's not how this works.......
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 29, 2021 10:04 AM (Zz0t1)

Hey, I got it right though, gotta count for something.

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at July 29, 2021 10:09 AM (qoLdL)

43 New IRS "tax software:"

1. How much did you make this year? Enter this number on Line A.

2. How much do you have left? Enter this number on Line B.

3. Pay amount on Line B to the IRS immediately.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at July 29, 2021 10:09 AM (HaL55)

44 Our "betters" appear to be malicious and incompetent in equal measure. I honestly could not handicap that race.

Posted by: ... at July 29, 2021 10:09 AM (KAPPS)

45
Hey, I got it right though, gotta count for something.
Posted by: Scuba_Dude at July 29, 2021 10:09 AM (qoLdL)


But, when you're never wrong......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 29, 2021 10:10 AM (Zz0t1)

46 Walking your dog alone that late at night is also not very bright

**

It would be racism to listen to your instincts and intuition and experiences.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - remember when the CDC told you the vaccine would PREVENT you from getting the COVID? at July 29, 2021 10:10 AM (owNMS)

47 Flat tax rate with no loop holes where everyone has skin in the game.
Posted by: Just a side note at July 29, 2021 10:07 AM (2DOZq)

Incompetence breeds its own special kind of malice.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 29, 2021 10:10 AM (6FeV1)

48 43 New IRS "tax software:"

1. How much did you make this year? Enter this number on Line A.
2. How much do you have left? Enter this number on Line B.
3. Pay amount on Line B to the IRS immediately.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at July 29, 2021 10:09 AM (HaL55)

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4. The federal government prints out all the tax money it receives and burns it in a giant pile on the Capitol Mall because it doesn't need any of it anyway.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 29, 2021 10:10 AM (LvTSG)

49 The government has no business knowing how much money someone makes each year.

Switch to the Fair Tax Plan.

Posted by: jwest at July 29, 2021 10:10 AM (/BlEx)

50 "Federal sales tax (not a VAT) to completely replace the income tax."

Boom - equitable taxing of all. And once current non-payers start having skin in the game, who knows what might blossom?

Posted by: Shinjinrui at July 29, 2021 10:10 AM (Gb130)

51 I have noticed lately that my taste for post apocalyptic games/movies have kind of waned- and some of it is due to my conflation in my head between post apocalyptic and dystopias. Then I started wondering if this was a false assumption. Are post apocalyptic and dystopia the same thing? Define your (my) terms.

For dystopia, I usually always have the same image- Cyberpunk like. Trashy, cramped, crowded city streets. More than that, it is where the people are hopeless. Feeling that their lives are controlled by shadowy forces (be it corporate or government) that they have no control over. Capricious justice. Rampant crime. Restriction of travel and movement.

The odd thing is, post apocalyptic is NOT the same thing and often has elements of the opposite. Empty. Depopulated. Ruined areas. Urban exploration. However, freedom of movement and action, speech and deed. A clearing away of all of the crap. I think this is why they have always been compelling.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2021 10:11 AM (csEWM)

52 But if it was government software and their program made a mistake on your taxes, would they still be legally allowed to collect what their software missed?
Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 29, 2021 10:09 AM (49Exr)

Yes. Also what is this legally you speak of.

Posted by: ... at July 29, 2021 10:11 AM (KAPPS)

53 Speaking of the NYT, they think you shouldn't have to be a citizen to vote.

https://bit.ly/3ydj5DT

I guess we should be glad they're letting us vote.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 29, 2021 10:11 AM (d9FiS)

54 An idiot United States Senator who has a really dumb idea, and buttresses it with a profound misunderstanding of market economies and the relationship between government and the governed.

*****

At this point in the rant my mind was reeling with a myriad of possibilities. Fortunately you went on to narrow it down for us.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 29, 2021 10:11 AM (Xwt96)

55 But if it was government software and their program made a mistake on your taxes, would they still be legally allowed to collect what their software missed?
Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur


Yes. With interest.


Compounded hourly.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2021 10:11 AM (SALmb)

56 How many people here who are supposed to get a large tax refund have actually RECEIVED their refund?

I got a letter in the mail back in March saying I'd receive my Stimulus cheque. It still hasn't arrived.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at July 29, 2021 10:11 AM (HaL55)

57 Anyone know much about the current state of the housing market and have some expectations going forward? Need the world-famous Horde advice here.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 29, 2021 10:02 AM (z5Vrg)


House prices in my area are ridiculous right now. My house has appreciated $200K in three years.

Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 29, 2021 10:11 AM (Ez6QX)

58 Tax preparation is a perjury trap. The government already knows 90% of the data, having already collected most of the funds.

Why don't they send me a summary and let me edit their errors - and if I choose to itemize my deductions - do so.

Posted by: Jean at July 29, 2021 10:12 AM (U/0zO)

59 I think I just saved your ass from The Barrel, BackwardsBoy!

Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 29, 2021 10:12 AM (Ez6QX)

60 Given the fantastic rollout and performance of the Obamacare website, I'll pass on any gov't created software.

Unless Hunter Biden writes the code, then it'll be the best!

Posted by: naturalfake at July 29, 2021 10:12 AM (5NkmN)

61 46 Walking your dog alone that late at night is also not very bright

**

It would be racism to listen to your instincts and intuition and experiences.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - remember when the CDC told you the vaccine would PREVENT you from getting the COVID? at July 29, 2021 10:10 AM (owNMS)

I have done it many times at night. It is quiet. Peaceful. Cool (especially in the summer.) Just you, your dog and your thoughts. Of course, I have never lived in a big city.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2021 10:12 AM (csEWM)

62 59 I think I just saved your ass from The Barrel, BackwardsBoy!
Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 29, 2021 10:12 AM (Ez6QX)

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Looks like he has close tags at the end of his nic.

Smart.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 29, 2021 10:12 AM (LvTSG)

63
House prices in my area are ridiculous right now. My house has appreciated $200K in three years.
Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 29, 2021 10:11 AM (Ez6QX)



It's a tall ask, but I plan on selling this place in the next 2 to 3 years, so I need the market to hang on a little longer.

If I can sell this and find a nice plot in the middle of nothing, I'm a happy camper.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 29, 2021 10:13 AM (Zz0t1)

64 Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2021 10:11 AM (csEWM)

I think your definitions are fair. Strictly speaking a post-apocalyptic game could technically include a wider variety of things since it includes everything after a cataclysmic event. But the general understanding is pretty much what you describe.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 29, 2021 10:13 AM (z5Vrg)

65 ZeroHedge has a good article on leading NBA players having lifetime deals with Chinese companies that use slave labor.

And is there really a better example of 2021 then that? The nominally American National Basketball League lecturing us on the legacy of slavery while using Chinese slaves to extend their fortune.
0 Links

Posted by: 18-1 at July 29, 2021 10:13 AM (DpkTQ)

66 4. The federal government prints out all the tax money it receives and burns it in a giant pile on the Capitol Mall because it doesn't need any of it anyway.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


Since the government just prints what it needs, why do we have to pay taxes in the first place?

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2021 10:13 AM (SALmb)

67 Don't forget

What is your race?
What is your gender identify?
Who did you vote for?

Posted by: ... at July 29, 2021 10:13 AM (KAPPS)

68 New IRS "tax software:"

0. Are you vaccinated Y or N?

1. How much did you make this year? Enter this number on Line A.
2. How much do you have left? Enter this number on Line B.
3. Pay amount on Line B to the IRS immediately.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at July 29, 2021 10:09 AM (HaL55)


fify

You know it's coming.
Voters not having to show ID but Vaccine Passport. The bestest way to continue mail in ballots and fraud while... bullying and thuggery.

Posted by: artisanal ette at July 29, 2021 10:13 AM (2o90I)

69 Anyone know much about the current state of the housing market and have some expectations going forward? Need the world-famous Horde advice here.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 29, 2021 10:02 AM (z5Vrg)

You need to go deep into Jesusland to get any buys, market is heated. So many fleeing Cali - but Cali isnt dropping in price because chinese cash is buying everything in site.

Posted by: Jean at July 29, 2021 10:13 AM (U/0zO)

70 The Fair Tax Plan also helps fight illegal immigration...

Only certified, actual citizens would receive the "prebate" feature of the plan. Tourists and illegal immigrants would pay the sales tax but not get the basic refund for twice the poverty rate.

Posted by: jwest at July 29, 2021 10:13 AM (/BlEx)

71 How should our tax system work? Simple, everyone pays 15% on everything they earned. No deductions, no loopholes.
One should be able to calculate what they owe on an index card.

And corporations? How about the same 15%

And then there should be a balanced budget amendment.
A nice lean, mean budget that handles what is really necessary, Defense and border protection come first.

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at July 29, 2021 10:13 AM (qoLdL)

72 66 4. The federal government prints out all the tax money it receives and burns it in a giant pile on the Capitol Mall because it doesn't need any of it anyway.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


Since the government just prints what it needs, why do we have to pay taxes in the first place?
Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2021 10:13 AM (SALmb)

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To keep us in our place.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 29, 2021 10:13 AM (LvTSG)

73 I got a letter in the mail back in March saying I'd receive my Stimulus cheque. It still hasn't arrived.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at July 29, 2021 10:11 AM (HaL55)

You may never get it.

Posted by: BignJames at July 29, 2021 10:13 AM (AwYPR)

74 This is where Uncle Scrooge rolls in his cashola and bellows "fuck you!" because he doesn't work or pay taxes.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 29, 2021 10:14 AM (bCkNL)

75 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2021 10:05 AM (3p5uk)

I am a financial guardian for someone, and the state requires that I file an accounting once each year, using their spreadsheet.


It is a pathetic mess. I built an Excel spreadsheet to do it in about 10 minutes (and I am by no means an expert), and identified several arithmetical errors and logical inconsistencies.

And this is a very simple thing...much less complex than federal taxes.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 29, 2021 10:14 AM (Q9lwr)

76 Elizabeth Warren Wants the IRS To Create Its Own TurboTax.

I think the IRS *should* have an online tax form which allows entries on certain lines handles the math and copies values from one schedule/form to another and allows the taxpayer to directly submit it to the IRS.

A wizard to make it easier than just following the directions? No.

Of course I also think they should also have algebraic formulas as well as instructions ( "L1 - L2" versus "Subtract line 2 from line 1")

Posted by: Chuck C at July 29, 2021 10:14 AM (EughT)

77 When I come to power, I will destroy the IRS. The Federal Government will be financed by a straight head tax in the amount of $4,000 for adults and $2,000 for children, to be remitted to the feds by the states. How the states choose to fund it is up to them. Assessments reset with each census, and the rates may be increased after each census, but increases will be capped at the cumulative rate of inflation less 1%. In the event of deflation, assessments will be reduced by that rate. The Federal Government can make do on $1.15 trillion.

One immediate area of cost savings will the the IRS, which is no longer necessary and can be eliminated.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2021 10:14 AM (3p5uk)

78 This is stupid, Lizzie Warren is stupid, the tax code should be fixed. And who the heck would trust an IRS-created software? Remind me again how Obama's Obamacare portal went after dumping a billion or so into it?

Posted by: Lizzy at July 29, 2021 10:14 AM (bDqIh)

79
I have done it many times at night. It is quiet. Peaceful. Cool (especially in the summer.) Just you, your dog and your thoughts. Of course, I have never lived in a big city.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2021 10:12 AM (csEWM)

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You prove my point for me. You adhered to your experiences and intuition, and knew that walking your dog in that non-diverse area late at night would be fairly safe.

Racist.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - remember when the CDC told you the vaccine would PREVENT you from getting the COVID? at July 29, 2021 10:14 AM (owNMS)

80 It's a tax!

Posted by: CJOTUS John at July 29, 2021 10:14 AM (a3Q+t)

81 73 I got a letter in the mail back in March saying I'd receive my Stimulus cheque. It still hasn't arrived.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at July 29, 2021 10:11 AM (HaL55)

You may never get it.
Posted by: BignJames at July 29, 2021 10:13 AM (AwYPR)

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Have you tried to send a note to the Exchequer of the United States?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 29, 2021 10:14 AM (LvTSG)

82 How many people here who are supposed to get a large tax refund have actually RECEIVED their refund?

I got a letter in the mail back in March saying I'd receive my Stimulus cheque. It still hasn't arrived.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at July 29, 2021 10:11 AM (HaL55)


I got mine fairly promptly.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 29, 2021 10:14 AM (y7DUB)

83 It's a tall ask, but I plan on selling this place in the next 2 to 3 years, so I need the market to hang on a little longer.

If I can sell this and find a nice plot in the middle of nothing, I'm a happy camper.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbit

Sell now, rent something smaller for 3 years. Use time to triage all the crap you've accumulated.

Posted by: Jean at July 29, 2021 10:14 AM (U/0zO)

84 57 Anyone know much about the current state of the housing market and have some expectations going forward? Need the world-famous Horde advice here.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 29, 2021 10:02 AM (z5Vrg)

House prices in my area are ridiculous right now. My house has appreciated $200K in three years.
Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 29, 2021 10:11 AM (Ez6QX)

The area (Georgia outside of Atlana) I'm looking at seems to be up about 50k since 2019, maybe with some more this year due to lumber prices. But interest rates are pretty low and inflation is high so I've been looking to buy despite the higher prices.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 29, 2021 10:14 AM (z5Vrg)

85 House prices in my area are ridiculous right now. My house has appreciated $200K in three years.
Posted by: Jordan61


I paid $59,900 thirty years ago for a 2/1 on a corner lot. Just sold it last month for $245,000.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2021 10:15 AM (SALmb)

86 Flat tax rate with no loop holes where everyone has skin in the game.
Posted by: Just a side note at July 29, 2021 10:07 AM (2DOZq)

this^

We have a large percentage of the population who not only do not pay any taxes,but are now getting cash from the tax payers who do in the form of subsidies and child tax credits. They don't care who they elect, they don't do any research or put any thought into it because they have nothing to lose.

Tlaib election and reelection is a perfect example. Her constituents liked her calling Trump a Moth&*f*%er, and they admit they vote for her because her office gets them free money from the government. Directly, they can walk into her local office and her staff will get them back payments for welfare, federal subsidies for utilities, snap cards, etc. They have said this in interviews.

How do you defeat that kind of lifestyle?

Posted by: Jen the original at July 29, 2021 10:15 AM (Y/5oU)

87

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at July 29, 2021 10:15 AM (K2SnJ)

88 1. How much did you make this year? Enter this number on Line A.

2. How much do you have left? Enter this number on Line B.

3. Pay amount on Line B to the IRS immediately.

3. perenapravit' vse sredstva, Vladivostokskaya banda

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 29, 2021 10:15 AM (49Exr)

89 But, when you're never wrong......
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 29, 2021 10:10 AM (Zz0t1)

Exactly!!!! LOL

Ok, that will be the last time.

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at July 29, 2021 10:15 AM (qoLdL)

90 I got a letter in the mail back in March saying I'd receive my Stimulus cheque. It still hasn't arrived.


I didn't get my stimulus or my tax refund. Yay me.

Posted by: jane galt at July 29, 2021 10:15 AM (tjZg/)

91 I think your definitions are fair. Strictly speaking a post-apocalyptic game could technically include a wider variety of things since it includes everything after a cataclysmic event. But the general understanding is pretty much what you describe.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 29, 2021 10:13 AM (z5Vrg)

It is odd that 'post apocalyptic' includes a lot of elements of what I would define as 'Utopian'- aside from the destruction and depopulation.

What got me thinking as I was pouring my coffee was: those mitigating circumstances of post apocalyptic (depopulation, destruction) are actually the elements that a leftist would consider the GOOD parts.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2021 10:15 AM (csEWM)

92 Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2021 10:12 AM (csEWM

Heh. That was a 'rest of the story' post.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 29, 2021 10:15 AM (2DOZq)

93 Looks like he has close tags at the end of his nic.

Smart.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 29, 2021 10:12 AM (LvTSG)


Yep, you're right. I just saw that his nic was italicanized.

Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 29, 2021 10:15 AM (Ez6QX)

94 Hey, how about if I publicly offer the IRS a billion or two if they will give Amazon the tax software contract?

That okay? Not in contravention of every federal contract law provision ever?

Posted by: Jeff Bezos at July 29, 2021 10:15 AM (yL25O)

95 People like Fauxcahontas Warren are far too invested in the labyrinth,
which allows them to get rich, courtesy of the American taxpayer.

Actually, this can't be further from the truth.
No politician wants to be labeled as the person who disrupted the tax code, but in the bottom of their hearts, they want the tax code reworked.
The best example of this was the 1986 tax reform by Ronald Reagan. A "lame duck" Reagan took the lead, and the folks on Capitol Hill got a clean tax code, which they could now use to extort 'donations' from those who were "injured" in the reform in exchange to new 'loopholes'.

Posted by: SMOD at July 29, 2021 10:16 AM (RHGPo)

96 We do your tax prep while you swing with American foxes with big American breasts.

Posted by: Tee Boi's Swinger Trailer Park at July 29, 2021 10:16 AM (4I/2K)

97 When I come to power, I will destroy the IRS. The Federal Government will be financed by a straight head tax in the amount of $4,000 for adults and $2,000 for children, to be remitted to the feds by the states. How the states choose to fund it is up to them. Assessments reset with each census, and the rates may be increased after each census, but increases will be capped at the cumulative rate of inflation less 1%. In the event of deflation, assessments will be reduced by that rate. The Federal Government can make do on $1.15 trillion.

One immediate area of cost savings will the the IRS, which is no longer necessary and can be eliminated.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

Liberal billionaires may pay more if they wish.

Posted by: Jean at July 29, 2021 10:16 AM (U/0zO)

98 You can see elements of many SF dystopias in our current America - probably the most interesting ones to me are The Hunger Games, The Giver, and of course Children of Men - the latter of which was scarily prescient.


Posted by: 18-1 at July 29, 2021 10:16 AM (DpkTQ)

99 I can imagine that if the government tries to develop software, it will be a colossal clusterfuck like Obamacare.
Even if Intuit bails out, there are still about a dozen other companies providing the service to anyone making less that $72,000.

Posted by: Max Entropy at July 29, 2021 10:16 AM (ur/Uv)

100 And this is a very simple thing...much less complex than federal taxes.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 29, 2021 10:14 AM (Q9lwr)
++++
My mom brought this up to a friend who works in the software industry - the general theme of how bad government software is (with one notable exception), and how they have all the money and it's baffling that it is all so bad.

He gave her an answer to her implied question, in the form of a single question: "Do any of *your* kids want to work the government?"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2021 10:16 AM (3p5uk)

101 Good catch, Jordan. Apparently I haven't had enough coffee yet to determine which one of us did the dis-un-em-Barrelling.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at July 29, 2021 10:16 AM (HaL55)

102 When has government ever made anything easier or more efficient?

Posted by: ... at July 29, 2021 10:17 AM (KAPPS)

103 Need the world-famous Horde advice here.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 29, 2021 10:02 AM


Slap hot iron to it.

Posted by: J. Random Moron at July 29, 2021 10:17 AM (a3Q+t)

104 71 How should our tax system work? Simple, everyone pays 15% on everything they earned. No deductions, no loopholes.
One should be able to calculate what they owe on an index card.

And corporations? How about the same 15%

And then there should be a balanced budget amendment.
A nice lean, mean budget that handles what is really necessary, Defense and border protection come first.
Posted by: Scuba_Dude at July 29, 2021 10:13 AM (qoLdL)

Corporate income + capital gains is a double layer of taxation on the same income. I'd rather move it to capital gains and unify it with regular tax brackets.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 29, 2021 10:17 AM (z5Vrg)

105 Hey, how about if I publicly offer the IRS a billion or two if they will give Amazon the tax software contract?

That okay? Not in contravention of every federal contract law provision ever?
Posted by: Jeff Bezos

Thats called an OTA contract. Local and State governments do them all the time - parking meter franchises are a classic example.

Posted by: Jean at July 29, 2021 10:17 AM (U/0zO)

106 Willowed:

Amanda Carpenter
@amandacarpenter
If you got vaccinated and have to wear a mask, it's not because you got vaccinated. It's because your neighbors didn't.

I swear they want us killing each other in the streets over this.
=====

That's EXACTLY what they want.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 29, 2021 10:18 AM (IytoW)

107 Need the world-famous Horde advice here.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy


Slap hot iron to it.
Posted by: J. Random Moron


Leave $50 on the nightstand when you leave.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2021 10:18 AM (SALmb)

108 It's a tall ask, but I plan on selling this place in the next 2 to 3 years, so I need the market to hang on a little longer.

If I can sell this and find a nice plot in the middle of nothing, I'm a happy camper.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbit

Sell now, rent something smaller for 3 years. Use time to triage all the crap you've accumulated.
Posted by: Jean at July 29, 2021 10:14 AM (U/0zO)


I don't know about Sponge, but the rental market here is not good.

Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 29, 2021 10:18 AM (Ez6QX)

109 I have a better idea- abolish the IRS.

Posted by: t-bird at July 29, 2021 10:18 AM (8u/ei)

110 It's a tall ask, but I plan on selling this place in the next 2 to 3 years, so I need the market to hang on a little longer.



If I can sell this and find a nice plot in the middle of nothing, I'm a happy camper.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at July 29, 2021 10:13 AM (Zz0t1)

Sold mine a few weeks ago, sign the papers tomorrow, Mesa AZ. Made $150K in two years. Moved back into the RV and told the wine moms to pound sand.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 29, 2021 10:18 AM (k/TB6)

111 The Senate's impulse to propose bad solutions is based on the faulty premise that they have expert knowledge beyond getting elected.
Posted by: Dr. Claw at July 29, 2021 10:09 AM (VNGpB)


They don't even have that. They're selected by the casting director, told who to hire as a consultant and to obey that consultant. The consultant, in turn, knows the people at Dominion.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at July 29, 2021 10:19 AM (IUd0M)

112 Housing prices are high for a few reasons:
Inflation which just keeps going up and up

Offshore people (mostly Chinese) sheltering their wealth
The desire to flee the Big Blue Shitholes and Covid/Anfita/BLM

Posted by: 18-1 at July 29, 2021 10:19 AM (DpkTQ)

113 Interesting...any science geeks have an opionion?

@justin_hart

Just remember this one number folks: 45
This one FOIA request and double digit number could spawn a massive scandal.

short version: labs looking for covid in nasal swabs were squinting so hard to find the virus that a massive majority of positive tests weren't positive at all.

https://tinyurl.com/ye4893q2

See tweet under this one.

Posted by: Tami at July 29, 2021 10:19 AM (cF8AT)

114 My company just hired a new Diversity Officer, which coincidentally happened on the exact same day that I've decided to move up my retirement date.

Posted by: Roy at July 29, 2021 10:19 AM (5rqlg)

115 Federal sales tax (not a VAT) to completely replace the income tax.
=====

Leftist HATE that idea because, as it was told to me by one, "people can control how much they spend."

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 29, 2021 10:19 AM (IytoW)

116 @amandacarpenter
If you got vaccinated and have to wear a mask, it's not because you got vaccinated. It's because your neighbors didn't.

***

It's okay, I'm not vaccinated but wearing a mask.

That's fine, right? Right?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - remember when the CDC told you the vaccine would PREVENT you from getting the COVID? at July 29, 2021 10:19 AM (owNMS)

117 I have to disagree with you on point, CBD. Warren is not stupid. I have followed her career closely. She's very smart, very well read and understands the core theoretical and practical elements of complex finance (and regulation for the same). She's by no means stupid.

This is, by the way, why I loathe Warren so much. She knows what she's doing, and she knows better. She has too much of history of knowing what she's talking about for me to believe otherwise. She isn't stupid, she's actually volitionally evil. She isn't some rube on Capitol Hill getting duped and bought off by lobbyists. She does the wrong thing on purpose and with the full knowledge that it's wrong. She's absolutely awful.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2021 10:19 AM (3p5uk)

118 Just remember this one number folks: 45


God's Own Caliber

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2021 10:20 AM (SALmb)

119 All of this ambition tax software is senseless because it's nearly August and I still haven't received my tax return check.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 29, 2021 10:20 AM (bCkNL)

120 Thanks to Congress, the IRS has become a welfare agency; it is sending teams of employees to coach people who would otherwise not have to fie a return how to file to get refunds of taxes someone else paid in (earned income credit, child credits, etc). Meanwhile, actual taxpayers can get through on the phone only 3-7 % of the time. But the takers (Dems) are now more important than the payers (Repubs).

Posted by: Smitty at July 29, 2021 10:20 AM (HjdTl)

121 If perchance the Split occurs and Red and Blue countries evolve out of that, would one the other or both rewrite all/some/none of the existing laws?

Same goes for one or more states simply leaving the union and ignoring the capitol city... assuming they'd not be overrun with the woke military.

It would resolve quite a number of nagging issues for both sides I should think.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 29, 2021 10:20 AM (BFigT)

122 Just remember this one number folks: 45
This one FOIA request and double digit number could spawn a massive scandal.
=====

I knew it! IMPEACH FOADY FI!

Posted by: Maxine Waters at July 29, 2021 10:20 AM (IytoW)

123 Sorry I missed out on the Art Thread. I like this morning's painting a lot.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 29, 2021 10:20 AM (/XOcP)

124 Amanda Carpenter
@amandacarpenter
If you got vaccinated and have to wear a mask, it's not because you got vaccinated. It's because your neighbors didn't.


So much dumb in that tweet.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 29, 2021 10:20 AM (2DOZq)

125
"One for you, one for me.
Two for you and One, Two for me..."

Bugs Bunny divvying up the loot with Mugsy.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 29, 2021 10:20 AM (s2VJv)

126 The only real fair tax system is a head tax.

Every adult American pays the same amount.

If people can't afford the amount of the government wants to spend then it has to cut its budgets.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 29, 2021 10:20 AM (DpkTQ)

127 113 short version: labs looking for covid in nasal swabs were squinting so hard to find the virus that a massive majority of positive tests weren't positive at all.

https://tinyurl.com/ye4893q2

See tweet under this one.
Posted by: Tami at July 29, 2021 10:19 AM (cF8AT)

=========

Those who don't try to sexualize science have figured this one out for a very long time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 29, 2021 10:20 AM (LvTSG)

128 Housing prices are high for a few reasons:
Inflation which just keeps going up and up

Offshore people (mostly Chinese) sheltering their wealth
The desire to flee the Big Blue Shitholes and Covid/Anfita/BLM
Posted by: 18-1 at July 29, 2021 10:19 AM (DpkTQ)
++++
Interest rates. Low interest rates are huge factor in driving prices higher.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2021 10:20 AM (3p5uk)

129 wouldn't want McCarthy on my ass

he is one bad dude

Posted by: REDACTED at July 29, 2021 10:20 AM (YK4Qh)

130 Flat tax, for everyone, no exemptions, including and especially corporations.

You should be able to do your taxes without a calculator, on one page of paper and be done in a half hour, even filling everything out.

Otherwise it's a game only rich (or smart, unlike me) people/companies can win.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, get ready now at July 29, 2021 10:21 AM (V6f9+)

131 How should our tax system work? Simple, everyone pays 15% on everything they earned. No deductions, no loopholes.
One should be able to calculate what they owe on an index card.

And corporations? How about the same 15%

And then there should be a balanced budget amendment.
A nice lean, mean budget that handles what is really necessary, Defense and border protection come first.
Posted by: Scuba_Dude

% is unfair and taxes productivity. Flat dollar figure, everyone pays. 18 register to vote, drivers license, draft, census counted, on your own for insurance, and pay your federal tax - should be ~5K. That figure should require super-majorities to change, and only be changeable once a decade, after the census.

Posted by: Jean at July 29, 2021 10:21 AM (U/0zO)

132 amandacarpenter
If you got vaccinated and have to wear a mask, it's not because you got vaccinated. It's because your neighbors didn't.



If you got the jab, why do you give a fuck WHAT I do or don't do?

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2021 10:21 AM (SALmb)

133 If the government created its own software it would cost a minimum of $10 billion and be 10 years late and crash.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV


This is about Amy Schumer, isn't it

Posted by: Boeing 737Max Engineers at July 29, 2021 10:21 AM (pWrfh)

134 115 Federal sales tax (not a VAT) to completely replace the income tax.
=====

Leftist HATE that idea because, as it was told to me by one, "people can control how much they spend."
Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 29, 2021 10:19 AM (IytoW)

=========

So...poor people can spend little and pay little?

Rich people can pay for private jets and pay a lot?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 29, 2021 10:21 AM (LvTSG)

135 short version: labs looking for covid in nasal swabs were squinting so hard to find the virus that a massive majority of positive tests weren't positive at all.
https://tinyurl.com/ye4893q2
See tweet under this one.
Posted by: Tami at July 29, 2021 10:19 AM (cF8AT)
***

See CatAssTrophy's Xerox copy explanation of how PCR tests work.

The fact that this is becoming common knowledge is significant, though.

Lots of regret coming soon.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - remember when the CDC told you the vaccine would PREVENT you from getting the COVID? at July 29, 2021 10:21 AM (owNMS)

136 >>The only real fair tax system is a head tax.


Why sould married guys get away without paying taxes!?

Posted by: garrett at July 29, 2021 10:21 AM (3TJCT)

137 ambition (about) tax << weird editor

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 29, 2021 10:21 AM (bCkNL)

138 Abolish the Income Tax.

It is obsolete.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 29, 2021 10:22 AM (waNwk)

139 128 Housing prices are high for a few reasons:
Inflation which just keeps going up and up

Offshore people (mostly Chinese) sheltering their wealth
The desire to flee the Big Blue Shitholes and Covid/Anfita/BLM
Posted by: 18-1 at July 29, 2021 10:19 AM (DpkTQ)
++++
Interest rates. Low interest rates are huge factor in driving prices higher.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2021 10:20 AM (3p5uk)

Low interest rates are what is encouraging me to buy.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 29, 2021 10:22 AM (z5Vrg)

140 The area (Georgia outside of Atlana) I'm looking at seems to be up about 50k since 2019, maybe with some more this year due to lumber prices. But interest rates are pretty low and inflation is high so I've been looking to buy despite the higher prices.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 29, 2021 10:14 AM (z5Vrg)


I think if you're planning on staying put for a while $50k doesn't sound so bad.

Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 29, 2021 10:22 AM (Ez6QX)

141 Book now, slots are filling up fast!

Posted by: Tee Boi's Swinger Trailer Park at July 29, 2021 10:22 AM (4I/2K)

142 107 Need the world-famous Horde advice here.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy

Slap hot iron to it.
Posted by: J. Random Moron

Leave $50 on the nightstand when you leave.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2021 10:18 AM (SALmb)

Big elbows are wonderful.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2021 10:22 AM (csEWM)

143 would one the other or both rewrite all/some/none of the existing laws?
I'd like to see any elected politician calling for socialism in any form, including hand outs in general, to be tried for theft. Because that's what it is.

It would solve a lot of problems.


Posted by: 18-1 at July 29, 2021 10:22 AM (DpkTQ)

144 Need the world-famous Horde advice here.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg)

*****

Have you tried turning it off for 20 seconds and then re-starting?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 29, 2021 10:22 AM (Xwt96)

145 >>Elizabeth Warren Wants the IRS To Create Its Own TurboTax. What Could Go Wrong?


I know, right?

Posted by: Obamacare Website at July 29, 2021 10:22 AM (3TJCT)

146 I am looking to retire in the next 6 - 7 years. I will be getting the hell out of the NYC area as fast as possible. I just hope there is a buyers market out there when I look to buy where ever I wind up (Texas most likely).



Posted by: Scuba_Dude at July 29, 2021 10:22 AM (qoLdL)

147 amandacarpenter
If you got vaccinated and have to wear a mask, it's not because you got vaccinated. It's because your neighbors didn't.



If you got the jab, why do you give a fuck WHAT I do or don't do?
Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2021 10:21 AM (SALmb)


Oh that is just a crock of shit. Who is this bint?

Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 29, 2021 10:22 AM (Ez6QX)

148 OK...I'm headed for the golf course.
Later y'all!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 29, 2021 10:23 AM (axyOa)

149 124 Amanda Carpenter
@amandacarpenter
If you got vaccinated and have to wear a mask, it's not because you got vaccinated. It's because your neighbors didn't.


So much dumb in that tweet.
Posted by: Just a side note at July 29, 2021 10:20 AM (2DOZq)

People are really fucking stupid.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2021 10:23 AM (csEWM)

150 When I come to power, I will destroy the IRS.

The GOP had a chance to hobble the beast for its totalitarian tactics against True the Vote but Treytor Gowdy was more concerned if Elijah Cumm___s fat ass had enough cushions.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 29, 2021 10:23 AM (y7DUB)

151 How should our tax system work? Simple, everyone pays 15% on everything they earned. No deductions, no loopholes.
One should be able to calculate what they owe on an index card.

If you are going with the current definition of 'earned income', I'm with you.

But, as we know, the feds change definitions every. damn. day.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 29, 2021 10:23 AM (6WCwE)

152 149 People are really fucking stupid.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2021 10:23 AM (csEWM)

=========

Call me when deaths attributed to covid using the new testing regime begin rising.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 29, 2021 10:23 AM (LvTSG)

153 145 >>Elizabeth Warren Wants the IRS To Create Its Own TurboTax. What Could Go Wrong?


the TeePee tax

Posted by: REDACTED at July 29, 2021 10:24 AM (YK4Qh)

154 OT, but maybe not.

How many people here who are supposed to get a large tax refund have actually RECEIVED their refund?
Posted by: vyx at July 29, 2021


***

I dunno if you're call mine large, but I got it. And the IRS corrected my return and applied an exemption I hadn't known about, as it's not mentioned on the form or in the instructions about the standard deduction. So I got an extra $200.

It did take them nearly 4 months to send it to me, though.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 29, 2021 10:24 AM (/XOcP)

155 >>If you got vaccinated and have to wear a mask, it's not because you got vaccinated. It's because your neighbors didn't.


It's Defintitely NOT because the Vaccine is ineffective.

Posted by: garrett at July 29, 2021 10:24 AM (3TJCT)

156 "And corporations? How about the same 15%"
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 29, 2021 10:17 AM (z5Vrg)


The Fair Tax Plan recognizes that corporations, under any tax plan, never pay taxes. Only people pay taxes.

Posted by: jwest at July 29, 2021 10:24 AM (/BlEx)

157 If you got vaccinated and have to wear a mask, it's not because you got vaccinated. It's because your neighbors didn't.
Isn't this the leftist argument for EVERYTHING? If your neighbor can afford a new car and you can't it is his fault. If your neighbor is happy with his family and his life and you aren't it is his fault and on and on.


Posted by: 18-1 at July 29, 2021 10:24 AM (DpkTQ)

158 amandacarpenter
If you got vaccinated and have to wear a mask, it's not because you got vaccinated. It's because your neighbors didn't.


Imagine if we said back in the early '80's

"If you have to wear a condom while fucking your girlfriend, it's because your gay neighbor didn't when taking it up the chute from 25 guys every night...."

Posted by: JoeF. at July 29, 2021 10:24 AM (mR6Gs)

159 If perchance the Split occurs and Red and Blue countries evolve out of that, would one the other or both rewrite all/some/none of the existing laws?

***

Laws are required to fit entirely on one typed page using 12 point Times New Roman font.

Related, there can be 100 (one hundred) laws. If you want a new one, you've got to chose which old one you want to get rid of.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - remember when the CDC told you the vaccine would PREVENT you from getting the COVID? at July 29, 2021 10:24 AM (owNMS)

160 >>When I come to power, I will destroy the IRS.


Not me.

I would sick them on Congress and ALL Federal Employees.

Posted by: garrett at July 29, 2021 10:25 AM (3TJCT)

161 I am looking to retire in the next 6 - 7 years. I will be getting the hell out of the NYC area as fast as possible. I just hope there is a buyers market out there when I look to buy where ever I wind up (Texas most likely).

Posted by: Scuba_Dude


If you are truly retired, stay 200 miles minimum from any big city of 50k or more population and you will do just fine.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2021 10:25 AM (SALmb)

162 Have you tried turning it off for 20 seconds and then re-starting?

Also, be sure to close the automatic cupholder.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at July 29, 2021 10:25 AM (HaL55)

163 Just remember this one number folks: 45

===

God's Own Caliber
Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2021 10:20 AM


Thank you. I do prefer, however, that you don't forget to append the GAP after it.

Posted by: Gaston at July 29, 2021 10:25 AM (a3Q+t)

164 Amanda Carpenter
@amandacarpenter
If you got vaccinated and have to wear a mask, it's not because you got vaccinated. It's because your neighbors didn't.


So much dumb in that tweet.
Posted by: Just a side note at July 29, 2021 10:20 AM (2DOZq)

People are really fucking stupid.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2021 10:23 AM (csEWM)

They want everyone at each other's throats.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 29, 2021 10:25 AM (mR6Gs)

165 Federal sales tax (not a VAT) to completely replace the income tax.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 29, 2021 10:01 AM (LvTSG)
++++
This is my preferred approach, with three extremely important caveats:
1. The rate is capped and can never exceed 12%, and that rate must be consistent on all goods and services.
2. There are no exceptions to the tax. All goods and services, regardless of costs, are included.
3. The tax applies *only* to new goods and services. Used car? No federal tax, it was already paid. New car? Pay the tax.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2021 10:25 AM (3p5uk)

166 Starve the Beast! No tax money for you!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 29, 2021 10:25 AM (bCkNL)

167 Oh that is just a crock of shit. Who is this bint?
Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 29, 2021 10:22 AM (Ez6QX)

Amazingly this idiot used to work for Ted Cruz and Jim DeMint. She is a solid #NeverTrumper

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at July 29, 2021 10:26 AM (qoLdL)

168 Related, there can be 100 (one hundred) laws. If you want a new one, you've got to chose which old one you want to get rid of.
I've been thinking more and more about the notion that "ignorance of the law isn't a defense".

When you have 100 laws that make sense. When the federal register is millions of pages long not so much.


Posted by: 18-1 at July 29, 2021 10:26 AM (DpkTQ)

169 If you are truly retired, stay 200 miles minimum from any big city of 50k or more population and you will do just fine.
Posted by: rickb223

We need this man. He's right.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 29, 2021 10:26 AM (6WCwE)

170 journalism is so over-loaded with leftists that many of them have to go undercover to gain employment. Reason has long struggled with infiltrators pretending to be libertarian. a "libertarian" in favor of government created tax prep software is no doubt, such a creature.

Posted by: x at July 29, 2021 10:26 AM (oA+QO)

171 9 Anyone know much about the current state of the housing market and have some expectations going forward? Need the world-famous Horde advice here.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 29, 2021 10:02 AM (z5Vr

Bohica

Posted by: Buzzion at July 29, 2021 10:26 AM (G2zl5)

172 Walking your dog alone that late at night is also not very bright . Like stage coaches in the old west, you should have someone riding shotgun.

On some crime show, I remember a prisoner saying that, in general, if you mugged, killed or raped someone, you were still pretty much left alone, since the idea is, "yeah, well, they shouldn't have been there / out at night / alone; they knew what they were getting into," but if you were a child molester, then you could count your life behind bars in minutes.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 29, 2021 10:26 AM (2JVJo)

173 Laws are required to fit entirely on one typed page using 12 point Times New Roman font.

Related, there can be 100 (one hundred) laws. If you want a new one, you've got to chose which old one you want to get rid of.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - remember when the CDC told you the vaccine would PREVENT you from getting the COVID? at July 29, 2021 10:24 AM (owNMS)

Let's start with 15 10 laws.

Posted by: Moses at July 29, 2021 10:26 AM (4I/2K)

174 If you got vaccinated and have to wear a mask, it's not because you got vaccinated. It's because your neighbors didn't.


So much dumb in that tweet.

Exactly... So lets say you're vaccinated and go into a store.. Karens are wearing masks and so they are "safe" Non-vaxer isn't masked but since you are vaccinated and Karen is muzzled you're both safe .. Right?

Posted by: It's me donna at July 29, 2021 10:26 AM (Zmnko)

175 Laws are required to fit entirely on one typed page using 12 point Times New Roman font.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - remember when the CDC told you the vaccine would PREVENT you from getting the COVID? at July 29, 2021 10:24 AM


What am I, chopped liver?

Posted by: Comic Sans at July 29, 2021 10:27 AM (a3Q+t)

176
Biden now is claiming he drove a 18 wheel truck??


mebe when he eats his paste it just goes up to his skull

Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 29, 2021 10:27 AM (bTQ72)

177 Tami 113.

This is what I have been saying about testing. These tests are looking for non viable pieces of DNA of the virus. when they continue to cycle the PCR test way past norm. Then declaring a positive when they finally find a scrap of something and the person is declared to have Covid 19 when there is no way the person would ever develop an actual infection . This testing is destroying lives ( the US pole vaulter at the Olympics has been removed from competition because he tested positive) and is destroying businesses.

Posted by: Jen the original at July 29, 2021 10:27 AM (Y/5oU)

178 The Wife actually handles software contracts for a federal agency, I asked her about Warren's idea.

Hang on, can't tell if she is laughing or crying...

Okay, she says: "if we were to do that, I would recommend a commercial off the shelf product like say... TurboTax? It would take us 7 years to implement and would not work."

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 29, 2021 10:28 AM (49Exr)

179 If you got vaccinated and have to wear a mask, it's not because you got vaccinated. It's because your neighbors didn't.


Yeah, except that it seems that the vaccinated are super infectious, which seems to signify that ADE is starting. That's very, very bad.

Posted by: jane galt at July 29, 2021 10:28 AM (tjZg/)

180 Thats called an OTA contract. Local and State governments do them all the time - parking meter franchises are a classic example.
Posted by: Jean at July 29, 2021 10:17 AM (U/0zO)

...

But usually the government decided ahead of time on that structure, no?

I'm the sore loser of a different contract structure and now trying to publicly negotiate my way back into something else by waving money at the Feds.

Posted by: Jeff Bezos at July 29, 2021 10:28 AM (yL25O)

181 Yeah, except that it seems that the vaccinated are super infectious, which seems to signify that ADE is starting. That's very, very bad.
Posted by: jane galt at July 29, 2021 10:28 AM (tjZg/)

What is ADE ?

Posted by: JoeF. at July 29, 2021 10:29 AM (mR6Gs)

182 Wats yor 1020 Potatatus ? Come back.

Posted by: BJ and the bear at July 29, 2021 10:29 AM (ba71d)

183 I have done it many times at night. It is quiet. Peaceful. Cool (especially in the summer.) Just you, your dog and your thoughts. Of course, I have never lived in a big city.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2021


***

Cool at night in summer? What wonderful land dost thou dwell in, lord?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 29, 2021 10:29 AM (/XOcP)

184 Saw the sidebar thingie about the Cleveland Indians. Why not leave the team name as "Indians", and change the town name to "Indianapolis, Ohio"?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 29, 2021 10:29 AM (lzF0W)

185 What am I, chopped liver?

Posted by: Comic Sans at July 29, 2021 10:27 AM (a3Q+t)

After Avatar, I'm still looking for steady work outside of Greek restaurants and Italian themed apartment complexes.

Posted by: Papyrus at July 29, 2021 10:29 AM (k/TB6)

186 On they dystopia/post apocalyptic thing:
There was a SM Stirling series in the 90s which was a continuation of Terminator 2. Ignore most of the stuff, but in it, he posited a not insignificant number of people who would collaborate with Skynet in the destruction of mankind. Their dream was of a completely empty, pristine environment that they alone could enjoy. In other words, kill everyone else so they could enjoy beautiful green fields and trees. Even though that meant the destruction of the human race, after they were dead, who cared?

I think this element of his story was on the money.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2021 10:29 AM (csEWM)

187 Two negatives make a positive.

So not vaxxed and not masked is functionally the equivalent of vaxxed and masked, right?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 29, 2021 10:29 AM (Xwt96)

188 113 short version: labs looking for covid in nasal swabs were squinting so hard to find the virus that a massive majority of positive tests weren't positive at all.

https://tinyurl.com/ye4893q2

See tweet under this one.
Posted by: Tami at July 29, 2021 10:19 AM (cF8AT)

=========

Those who don't try to sexualize science have figured this one out for a very long time.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Note how they increased the cycle count over time. Early on when the ICUs couldn't handle the cases - lower, then they ramped up. One wonders if this ramp up was correlated with the reimbursement policy from Feds. And, yes 45cycles is meaningless.

Posted by: Jean at July 29, 2021 10:29 AM (U/0zO)

189 9 Anyone know much about the current state of the housing market and have some expectations going forward? Need the world-famous Horde advice here.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 29, 2021

Don't buy now at the top of the market, wait for the plethora of bankruptcies. I've been clubbing my daughter over the head with that advice.

Posted by: clutch at July 29, 2021 10:30 AM (9UmRs)

190 So much dumb in that tweet.
Posted by: Just a side note at July 29, 2021 10:20 AM (2DOZq)

It's almost difficult to process that much stupid.

Posted by: ... at July 29, 2021 10:30 AM (KAPPS)

191 171 9 Anyone know much about the current state of the housing market and have some expectations going forward? Need the world-famous Horde advice here.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 29, 2021 10:02 AM (z5Vr

Bohica
Posted by: Buzzion at July 29, 2021 10:26 AM (G2zl5)

I am open to the notion that we'll have a crash soon and am worried about buying right into it, but do you have some reasons?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 29, 2021 10:30 AM (z5Vrg)

192 This is what I have been saying about testing. These tests are looking for non viable pieces of DNA of the virus. when they continue to cycle the PCR test way past norm. Then declaring a positive when they finally find a scrap of something and the person is declared to have Covid 19 when there is no way the person would ever develop an actual infection . This testing is destroying lives ( the US pole vaulter at the Olympics has been removed from competition because he tested positive) and is destroying businesses.
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This was all part of the op as well - get the numbers up, up, up. They knew what the fuck they were doing. How could they not? If we know it, then they surely know it.

Just like sending the sick into nursing homes - just to get the number of deaths up.

They broke the whole world to destroy one man.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 29, 2021 10:30 AM (IytoW)

193 178 Okay, she says: "if we were to do that, I would recommend a commercial off the shelf product like say... TurboTax? It would take us 7 years to implement and would not work."
Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 29, 2021 10:28 AM (49Exr)

=========

See, here's where her argument breaks down. TurboTax cannot guarantee that the proper proportion of disaffected groups were employed by federal employee unions making the software. Hence, we cannot guarantee TurboTax's morality as a product.

Check and mate.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 29, 2021 10:30 AM (LvTSG)

194 Cool at night in summer? What wonderful land dost thou dwell in, lord?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 29, 2021 10:29 AM (/XOcP)

It's all relative, mr aurelius.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2021 10:30 AM (csEWM)

195 Cool at night in summer? What wonderful land dost thou dwell in, lord?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


Desert?

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2021 10:30 AM (SALmb)

196 If you got vaccinated and have to wear a mask, it's not because you got vaccinated. It's because your neighbors didn't.

Your vaccine must not be a vaccine, Amanda.

Posted by: t-bird at July 29, 2021 10:30 AM (PPQdm)

197 Liberal billionaires may pay more if they wish.
Posted by: Jean at July 29, 2021 10:16 AM (U/0zO)


Rather than eliminating the IRS, it shall consist of bitchy 20-somethings who will stalk famous people on social media and, every time they open their pie-holes about raising taxes, the IRS person will respond with how much extra this person has contributed.

Blocking them shall be punishable by forfeiture of 150% of all assets.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at July 29, 2021 10:31 AM (IUd0M)

198 See CatAssTrophy's Xerox copy explanation of how PCR tests work.

The fact that this is becoming common knowledge is significant, though.

Lots of regret coming soon.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - remember when the CDC told you the vaccine would PREVENT you from getting the COVID? at July 29, 2021 10:21 AM (owNMS)

Where can I see CAT's explanation?

Posted by: Tami at July 29, 2021 10:31 AM (cF8AT)

199 The Wife actually handles software contracts for a federal agency, I asked her about Warren's idea.

Hang on, can't tell if she is laughing or crying...

Okay, she says: "if we were to do that, I would recommend a commercial off the shelf product like say... TurboTax? It would take us 7 years to implement and would not work."
Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 29, 2021 10:28 AM


Your wife is correct. She likely has underestimated the schedule, however.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 29, 2021 10:31 AM (a3Q+t)

200 A man on a possible jet pack was spotted flying 15 miles from Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday - nearly a year since a spate of previous sightings sparked panic.
The man - who has been dubbed "jet pack guy" - was seen by a Boeing 747 pilot looking similar to Marvel action star Iron Man as he soared at 5,000ft.

Posted by: SMOD at July 29, 2021 10:31 AM (RHGPo)

201 Memba that time me and the Bandit ran that truck load of coors to houston?

Posted by: POTATUS AL Zeihmer at July 29, 2021 10:31 AM (ba71d)

202 I have done it many times at night. It is quiet. Peaceful. Cool (especially in the summer.) Just you, your dog and your thoughts.

******

Plus it's easier to do the fake poop pick-up move when it's dark.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 29, 2021 10:31 AM (Xwt96)

203 I have to disagree with you on point, CBD. Warren is not stupid....


...She does the wrong thing on purpose and with the full knowledge that it's wrong. She's absolutely awful.


Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2021 10:19 AM (3p5uk)


I judge her by the quality of her ideas, and her ability to navigate the political landscape. She has a captive voting bloc in MA, so she is pretty safe, and that feeds her arrogance that she actually is a good politician.


But I will accept malice vs. stupidity!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 29, 2021 10:31 AM (Q9lwr)

204 178 The Wife actually handles software contracts for a federal agency, I asked her about Warren's idea.

Hang on, can't tell if she is laughing or crying...

Okay, she says: "if we were to do that, I would recommend a commercial off the shelf product like say... TurboTax? It would take us 7 years to implement and would not work."
Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 29, 2021 10:28 AM (49Exr)

The important thing is whether it'd immunize us from IRS investigations, not whether it works.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 29, 2021 10:31 AM (z5Vrg)

205 Don't buy now at the top of the market, wait for the plethora of bankruptcies. I've been clubbing my daughter over the head with that advice.
Posted by: clutch

Every one of the realtors I know are saying this.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 29, 2021 10:32 AM (6WCwE)

206

Pangaea was raped and broken by hetero white patriarchy racist climate change!!!!!

Posted by: Reunite Pangaea! Send $ Now! at July 29, 2021 10:32 AM (6Gq/w)

207 Maybe this is why they want the vax administered whether you've had C19 or not. Because half the people that had C19 didn't have C19.

Posted by: ... at July 29, 2021 10:32 AM (KAPPS)

208 Thats called an OTA contract. Local and State governments do them all the time - parking meter franchises are a classic example.
Posted by: Jean at July 29, 2021 10:17 AM (U/0zO)

...

But usually the government decided ahead of time on that structure, no?

I'm the sore loser of a different contract structure and now trying to publicly negotiate my way back into something else by waving money at the Feds.
Posted by: Jeff Bezos

No, the government types arent that creative. The business development guys pitch it to the politicians and management -- who then tell the contract management staff to work it out, while they figure out how to spend the loot on favorite projects.

Posted by: Jean at July 29, 2021 10:32 AM (U/0zO)

209 It's not the mugger, rapists or murders I'm concerned about when out at night.

It's the fucking mosquitos. Natural born killers. They'll eat you alive.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 29, 2021 10:32 AM (BFigT)

210 Is there a way to e-mail a cob directly? Does CBD have an e-mail?

Posted by: JROD Ho' Whisperer at July 29, 2021 10:32 AM (0jZnq)

211 174 If you got vaccinated and have to wear a mask, it's not because you got vaccinated. It's because your neighbors didn't.

So much dumb in that tweet.

Exactly... So lets say you're vaccinated and go into a store.. Karens are wearing masks and so they are "safe" Non-vaxer isn't masked but since you are vaccinated and Karen is muzzled you're both safe .. Right?
Posted by: It's me donna

wait til they find out the vax is leaky and is spreading covid. their own logic dictates the vaxxed should then be banned from employment, travel, and shopping. if they don't like it, better call Saul Alinsky.

Posted by: x at July 29, 2021 10:32 AM (oA+QO)

212 I would suppose to Warren, good citizenship is only espousing leftist ideals that don't cover running a business according to one's Christian morality, e.g. not making cakes that go against your conscience and beliefs.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 29, 2021 10:32 AM (ynpvh)

213 176 Breaker Breaker. This is the Prezzy, you out there, Duck? Heard there's some tender young runaways looking for a ride at the next Pilot stop.

Joe Biden* truck driver and molester.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at July 29, 2021 10:32 AM (cddbh)

214 209 It's not the mugger, rapists or murders I'm concerned about when out at night.

It's the fucking mosquitos. Natural born killers. They'll eat you alive.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 29, 2021 10:32 AM (BFigT)

Fucking spiderwebs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2021 10:32 AM (csEWM)

215 >>Okay, she says: "if we were to do that, I would recommend a commercial off the shelf product like say... TurboTax? It would take us 7 years to implement and would not work."


Now ask her how close to your Budget Goals the project would come in at.

Posted by: garrett at July 29, 2021 10:33 AM (3TJCT)

216 Even though that meant the destruction of the human race, after they were dead, who cared?
Similar idea in Fred Saberhagen's Berserker series with "Good Life"


Posted by: 18-1 at July 29, 2021 10:33 AM (DpkTQ)

217 The are federal tax code requirements that software, that has a commercial "off the Shelf" equivalent product, can't be capitalized for more than the commercial product's value.

Posted by: SMOD at July 29, 2021 10:33 AM (RHGPo)

218 Amanda Carpenter
@amandacarpenter
If you got vaccinated and have to wear a mask, it's not because you got vaccinated. It's because your neighbors didn't.

I swear they want us killing each other in the streets over this.


I know all of my neighbors. None of them came from Guatemala...in the last week.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at July 29, 2021 10:33 AM (IUd0M)

219 Posted by: Jen the original at July 29, 2021 10:27 AM (Y/5oU)

Pro golfer Jon Rahm has been disqualified from two tournaments , including the Olympics, for testing positive . I believe he is also vaccinated.

It's a joke.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 29, 2021 10:33 AM (2DOZq)

220 Elizabeth Warren Wants the IRS To Create Its Own TurboTax.


I'm sure that the IRS would not accept liability for the accuracy of their code.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 29, 2021 10:33 AM (yQpMk)

221 "If you got vaccinated and have to wear a mask, it's not because you got vaccinated. It's because your neighbors didn't."

Wow, they are going to divide Americans house-to-house.

And after he hectors you about your vax status, you can get even by reporting him for WrongThought. Win-win.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 29, 2021 10:33 AM (49Exr)

222 Don't buy now at the top of the market, wait for the plethora of bankruptcies. I've been clubbing my daughter over the head with that advice.
Posted by: clutch at July 29, 2021 10:30 AM (9Um

Probably about the same attitude to have if you think you need to get a new car, either brand new or new-to-you. Apparently it's a couple grand above the sticker price and no negotiation. Better off waiting to see if things stabilize and they actually get the chips to finish the new cars and prices drop.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 29, 2021 10:34 AM (G2zl5)

223 Warren probably gets confused because Massholes keep voting for her into thinking sane people like her.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 29, 2021 10:34 AM (y7DUB)

224 >> Is there a way to e-mail a cob directly?


Best way is to send an email to Ace.

...and he will promptly not respond to your request.

Posted by: garrett at July 29, 2021 10:34 AM (3TJCT)

225 The Konservative Kase for using taxpayer dollars to fund government organizations to directly compete with private enterprise.


Private enterprise will make their business leaner and less profitable so they don't pay as much in taxes to fund their government competition. Government should compete with all industries to make them more efficient!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, just as the climate models predicted at July 29, 2021 10:34 AM (gpKIi)

226 So even the word vaccine has now become a skin suit.

Posted by: ... at July 29, 2021 10:34 AM (KAPPS)

227 They broke the whole world to destroy one man.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 29, 2021 10:30 AM (IytoW)

And he is still banging a smart super-model and is loved by most of his countrymen.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 29, 2021 10:34 AM (Q9lwr)

228 Don't buy now at the top of the market, wait for the plethora of bankruptcies. I've been clubbing my daughter over the head with that advice.
Posted by: clutch

Every one of the realtors I know are saying this.
Posted by: Tonypete


It must be coming soon. Because if a realtor isn't selling, they aren't getting paid.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2021 10:35 AM (SALmb)

229 See CatAssTrophy's Xerox copy explanation of how PCR tests work.
The fact that this is becoming common knowledge is significant, though.
Lots of regret coming soon.
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Where can I see CAT's explanation?
Posted by: Tami at July 29, 2021 10:31 AM (cF8AT)
-

Hopefully he'll show up and do it more eloquently, but roughly:

Draw a box on a piece of paper. A positive test is if any mark appears inside that box. Now make 45 Xerox copies of that piece of paper. If a mark of any type appears in that box in any of the copies while Xeroxing, it's going to be counted as a positive COVID case.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - remember when the CDC told you the vaccine would PREVENT you from getting the COVID? at July 29, 2021 10:35 AM (owNMS)

230 So even the word vaccine has now become a skin suit.
Posted by: ... at

Yes. Similar to 'stunning' and 'brave'.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 29, 2021 10:35 AM (6WCwE)

231 >> If you got vaccinated and have to wear a mask, it's not because you got vaccinated. It's because your neighbors didn't.


I love how they vascillate between masks being to protect other people vs. to protect you.

Which is it today?

Pretty sure that given people are wearing cloth masks (not N95 ones) it will simply reduce the spray radius should you cough or sneexze, i.e. protect others. Abit.

Posted by: Lizzy at July 29, 2021 10:35 AM (bDqIh)

232 CNN's struggling primetime lineup finished seventh in basic cable directly behind Hallmark Channel.

CNN is struggling without a major war to cover

Posted by: SMOD at July 29, 2021 10:35 AM (RHGPo)

233 227
And he is still banging a smart super-model and is loved by most of his countrymen.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 29, 2021 10:34 AM (Q9lwr)

========

And they still had to stop counting in six states despite months of mail in cheating in order to ballot box stuff like they were Tammany Hall.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 29, 2021 10:35 AM (LvTSG)

234 Just remember this one number folks: 45

God's Own Caliber
Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2021 10:20 AM (SALmb)


I'd counter with some 9mm statement but, when you're right, you're right.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at July 29, 2021 10:35 AM (IUd0M)

235 Pangaea was raped and broken by hetero white patriarchy racist climate change!!!!!
Posted by: Reunite Pangaea! Send $ Now! at July 29, 2021 10:32 AM (6Gq/w)

Gondwanaland hardest hit.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 29, 2021 10:36 AM (6FeV1)

236 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 29, 2021 10:31 AM (Q9lwr)


Oooh, you're tricksy! This post was blank a minute ago, until I refreshed the page.

Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 29, 2021 10:36 AM (Ez6QX)

237 @224 garret-Is that the contact at the upper left garrett?

Posted by: JROD Ho' Whisperer at July 29, 2021 10:36 AM (0jZnq)

238 Posted by: Jen the original at July 29, 2021 10:27 AM (Y/5oU)
Pro golfer Jon Rahm has been disqualified from two tournaments , including the Olympics, for testing positive . I believe he is also vaccinated.
It's a joke.
Posted by: Just a side note at July 29, 2021 10:33 AM (2DOZq)
Jimmie Johnson of Nascar tested negative, then positive, then two days after a race he needed to drive in to qualify for a championship, tested negative. Yes , he was pissed.

Posted by: Jen the original at July 29, 2021 10:36 AM (Y/5oU)

239 When I come to power, I will commission a piece of software to map regulatory dependencies. This would be similar to software package-management in Linux, where it automatically figures out what the software you *want* depends on, and installs it automatically. My purpose would be the opposite.

There will be no new regulations while the software is being developed. Once done, each secretary must have on my desk, by 4:00 PM ET every Friday, a list of 30 regulations they recommend repealing. All 30 will be put through the software. Any dependencies - regulations that depend on the repealed regulation - will also be repealed. Also, the agencies themselves are *not* allowed to access the software. It is President staff only.

If they miss the deadline, 100 regulations will be selected at random from their department, sent through the software, and repealed - along with all dependencies.

The agencies will tie themselves into knots trying to find the cheapest regs to repeal, and get nothing else done.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2021 10:37 AM (3p5uk)

240 6 If the government created its own software it would cost a minimum of $10 billion and be 10 years late and crash.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV at July 29, 2021 10:04 AM (AiZBA)

And would only run on Windows 3.1.

Posted by: Fox2! at July 29, 2021 10:37 AM (qyH+l)

241 I know this is a stupid question, but what is the stated reasoning for the vaxxed to wear a mask.

I know they said it was based on a study, etc.

What is the reason? Does someone have it? What did the study say? I refuse to read the news because I value what little mental health I have.

Posted by: ... at July 29, 2021 10:37 AM (KAPPS)

242 32 Flat tax rate with no loop holes where everyone has skin in the game.
Posted by: Just a side note at July 29, 2021 10:07 AM (2DOZq)

I like how you think! Too many people with votes with no skin in the game.

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Kalifornia at July 29, 2021 10:37 AM (4UAGu)

243 I love how they vascillate between masks being to protect other people vs. to protect you.

Which is it today?

Pretty sure that given people are wearing cloth masks (not N95 ones) it will simply reduce the spray radius should you cough or sneexze, i.e. protect others. Abit.
=====

Remember how in the beginning it was social distance and if you cannot, wear a mask? Then it became mask and social distance?

And they wonder why people question all of this.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 29, 2021 10:37 AM (IytoW)

244 It must be coming soon. Because if a realtor isn't selling, they aren't getting paid.
Posted by: rickb223

Most of them are starving anyway. In my AO, normally at this time of the year, there are roughly 350 homes for sale. As of last week, there were 13 on the market.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 29, 2021 10:37 AM (6WCwE)

245

he Biden administration will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday, arguing that its hands are tied after the Supreme Court ruled it could only be extended until the end of the month.

In a statement Thursday, the White House said President Joe Biden would have liked to have extended the federal eviction moratorium due to the spread of the delta variant. Biden called on "Congress to extend the eviction moratorium to protect such vulnerable renters and their families without delay."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 29, 2021 10:37 AM (63Dwl)

246 217 The are federal tax code requirements that software, that has a
commercial "off the Shelf" equivalent product, can't be capitalized for
more than the commercial product's value.


Posted by: SMOD at July 29, 2021 10:33 AM (RHGPo)

Which means stupid people would buy the stripped down version for more than the full version which costs less if not for the Gov't?
Then again, Capitalism, with enough folks making a product would force the costs down WITHOUT goverment intervention, but that won't work for them, because GOVERNMENT!

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 29, 2021 10:37 AM (ynpvh)

247 I am joking, JROD.

Ace is famous for not reading his email.

Much in the same way we don't read the Content.

Posted by: garrett at July 29, 2021 10:37 AM (3TJCT)

248 240 6 If the government created its own software it would cost a minimum of $10 billion and be 10 years late and crash.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV at July 29, 2021 10:04 AM (AiZBA)

And would only run on Windows 3.1.
Posted by: Fox2! at July 29, 2021 10:37 AM (qyH+l)

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Despite the initial mandate that it work on iOS and Android first and foremost.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 29, 2021 10:37 AM (LvTSG)

249 Hopefully he'll show up and do it more eloquently, but roughly:

Draw a box on a piece of paper. A positive test is if any mark appears inside that box. Now make 45 Xerox copies of that piece of paper. If a mark of any type appears in that box in any of the copies while Xeroxing, it's going to be counted as a positive COVID case.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - remember when the CDC told you the vaccine would PREVENT you from getting the COVID? at July 29, 2021 10:35 AM (owNMS)

Ah ok, got it.

So this is why so many people were said to be 'positive' but had no symptoms?

Posted by: Tami at July 29, 2021 10:37 AM (cF8AT)

250 And they still had to stop counting in six states despite months of mail in cheating in order to ballot box stuff like they were Tammany Hall.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

They really underestimated Trumps vote growth - forcing the late night steal and got sloppy. Left the camera on, had to come up with BS excuses, had to electronically dump votes, photocopy ballots -- all shit they dont usually do - because you will get caught.

Posted by: Jean at July 29, 2021 10:37 AM (U/0zO)

251 Best way is to send an email to Ace.

...and he will promptly
and not-so-promptly not respond to your request.
Posted by: garrett at July 29, 2021 10:34 AM


FIFY, since you're an 'all modalities' kind of guy.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 29, 2021 10:38 AM (a3Q+t)

252 Oooh, you're tricksy! This post was blank a minute ago, until I refreshed the page.

Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 29, 2021 10:36 AM (Ez6QX)

I am sick and fucking tired of Pixy's "fix." So if I get a spam message I post a blank comment and go into the blogging software to cut and paste it.

Yeah...it's one of the few perks of being a COB!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 29, 2021 10:38 AM (Q9lwr)

253 Most of them are starving anyway. In my AO, normally at this time of the year, there are roughly 350 homes for sale. As of last week, there were 13 on the market.
Posted by: Tonypete


Wow.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2021 10:38 AM (SALmb)

254 I think Warren was promised the Treasury Sec job (to drop out of the primaries after she had dealt Bernie the death blow), but the 50-50 tie in the Senate screwed that up. Consequently, in order to retain her need for relevance, she's going to continue voicing "plans" she had intended to push as Treas Sec.

Posted by: EveR at July 29, 2021 10:38 AM (MUpk6)

255 "Hero" is a word that has lost all meaning in the last 20 years, but when attached to a TikTok nurse twerking her flabby, spackle-pocked ass as a "frontline hero," then English has become debased beyond all recovery.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 29, 2021 10:38 AM (2JVJo)

256 245 In a statement Thursday, the White House said President Joe Biden would have liked to have extended the federal eviction moratorium due to the spread of the delta variant. Biden called on "Congress to extend the eviction moratorium to protect such vulnerable renters and their families without delay."
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 29, 2021 10:37 AM (63Dwl)

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Well, I'm sure this going to make the poor further enamored with Biden and Democrats.

No, I don't think Republicans should try to counter with free rents for these people. I just find it amusing that this shit is going to fall on Biden instead of Trump.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 29, 2021 10:38 AM (LvTSG)

257 >>Yeah...it's one of the few perks of being a COB!


That.

And the Groupies.

Posted by: garrett at July 29, 2021 10:39 AM (3TJCT)

258 252 Oooh, you're tricksy! This post was blank a minute ago, until I refreshed the page.

Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 29, 2021 10:36 AM (Ez6QX)

I am sick and fucking tired of Pixy's "fix." So if I get a spam message I post a blank comment and go into the blogging software to cut and paste it.

Yeah...it's one of the few perks of being a COB!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 29, 2021 10:38 AM (Q9lwr)

Now we see the violence inherent in the system!

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 29, 2021 10:39 AM (z5Vrg)

259 I use TaxAct for my taxes. They already have a free service for Federal taxes that anyone can use. They will charge you to online file, or you can just print it for free.

I believe TurboTax has the same offering.

So there isn't even a need for this.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 29, 2021 10:39 AM (yQpMk)

260 220 Elizabeth Warren Wants the IRS To Create Its Own TurboTax.


I'm sure that the IRS would not accept liability for the accuracy of their code.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 29, 2021 10:33 AM (yQpMk)

Win-Win for the Gov't. They (mis)spend billions developing it, force folks to use it, and when audit time comes, you have to pay more for not paying your full taxes because the software was buggy. Gov't win!

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 29, 2021 10:39 AM (ynpvh)

261 It's not the mugger, rapists or murders I'm concerned about when out at night.

It's the fucking mosquitos. Natural born killers. They'll eat you alive.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 29, 2021 10:32 AM (BFigT)


Lovers, muggers and thieves are cool people.

Posted by: The Standells at July 29, 2021 10:39 AM (2JVJo)

262 241 I know this is a stupid question, but what is the stated reasoning for the vaxxed to wear a mask.

I know they said it was based on a study, etc.

What is the reason? Does someone have it? What did the study say? I refuse to read the news because I value what little mental health I have.
Posted by: ... at July 29, 2021 10:37 AM (KAPPS)

Stupidity and control.

Stupidity on both sides. The people's side for not understanding the difference between testing positive for a disease and being sick. Also in not knowing what a vaccine is supposed to do (expose you to the disease to beef up your immune system to fight it and thus even if you are exposed and it gains a foothold, it is like the australian soldiers assaulting at Gallipoli.)

The control side is simple: do whatever we say whether it makes sense or not.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2021 10:39 AM (csEWM)

263

So, what you are saying is that I have to keep a butt plug in 24/7 so my neighbors don't get surprise anal ottered cause they won't use the butt plug?

Posted by: Fan Dango at July 29, 2021 10:40 AM (6Gq/w)

264 And would only run on Windows 3.1.
Posted by: Fox2! at July 29, 2021 10:37 AM


Ahem.

Posted by: z/OS at July 29, 2021 10:40 AM (a3Q+t)

265 @RaheemKassam

Here is a picture of the fUlLy vAcCinAteD U.S. Secretary of Defense. I have no further words.

https://tinyurl.com/yee8kbm9

Posted by: Tami at July 29, 2021 10:40 AM (cF8AT)

266 They broke the whole world to destroy one man.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 29, 2021 10:30 AM (IytoW)

Look at it this way. They were always going to break the world to get what they wanted. We just forced their hand.

Posted by: Ordinary American at July 29, 2021 10:40 AM (H8QX8)

267 So my brother went to his class reunion, where many people tested positive for COVID. My sister-in-law tested positive for COVID. She didn't attend. My brother tested positive and he's on lockdown. My niece is free to come and go because she has been vaccinated. She works in a deli in a grocery store. Does any of this make sense?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 29, 2021 10:40 AM (bCkNL)

268 I know this is a stupid question, but what is the stated reasoning for the vaxxed to wear a mask.

1)When they eased up the rules a couple months ago, all the signs on the doors of stores said, "Fully Vaccinated people can go maskless" But there was no way of knowing just who was vaxxed because unvaxxed people stopped wearing masks too.

So now they want everyone to wear the mask again.

or

2) The virus is being spread by the fully vaccinated

Posted by: JoeF. at July 29, 2021 10:40 AM (mR6Gs)

269 I believe TurboTax has the same offering.

So there isn't even a need for this.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 29, 2021 10:39 AM (yQpMk)

**

Yeah, IIRC it's free to file under a certain income, and most, maybe all, banks will help or do it for you. Probably also a federal law.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - remember when the CDC told you the vaccine would PREVENT you from getting the COVID? at July 29, 2021 10:40 AM (owNMS)

270 YahooNews:After surging for months because of the hypercontagious Delta variant, COVID-19 cases in the United Kingdom are rapidly plummeting, raising the question of whether America's Delta wave could also peak sooner than expected.

Posted by: SMOD at July 29, 2021 10:40 AM (RHGPo)

271 "Just tell us what you've got, and we'll tell you how much we want to take."

Posted by: Toad-O at July 29, 2021 10:40 AM (cct0t)

272 So this is why so many people were said to be 'positive' but had no symptoms?


Posted by: Tami at July 29, 2021 10:37 AM (cF8AT)


Muldoon has explained it very well. I'm not sure where, but a search of his name and PCR will probably get you close.


This might help a bit.


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/probe/docs/techpcr/

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 29, 2021 10:41 AM (Q9lwr)

273 And it gets worse, with the author being carefully neutral about the idea that government and the tax code should try to decrease "inequality," whatever that is.

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You know who else tried to decrease his notion of "inequality?"

Posted by: ShainS at July 29, 2021 10:41 AM (fqVfv)

274 227 They broke the whole world to destroy one man.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 29, 2021 10:30 AM (IytoW)

And he is still banging a smart super-model and is loved by most of his countrymen.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 29, 2021 10:34 AM (Q9lwr

And drawing crowds of tens of thousands to his opponent's ... tens.

Posted by: Fox2! at July 29, 2021 10:41 AM (qyH+l)

275 "Now ask her how close to your Budget Goals the project would come in at."

You got her laughing again

Wife: "We would blow through the budget halfway through development and implementation"

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 29, 2021 10:41 AM (49Exr)

276 So, what you are saying is that I have to keep a butt plug in 24/7
Posted by: Fan Dango at July 29, 2021 10:40 AM


There is an upside here.

Posted by: George Takei at July 29, 2021 10:41 AM (a3Q+t)

277 So I see Shake Shack (which no longer allow employees or customers to be non-vaxxed) is becoming the IN place for vaccinated super-spreaders! Go get you a clot-shake!

Posted by: lizabth at July 29, 2021 10:42 AM (L3Rsz)

278 Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2021 10:39 AM (csEWM)

No no, I want to know the *stated* reason. Is there one? For example we have to wear a seat belt because of the protection it affords during a crash. The stated reason is easy to trace and they have statistics to back it up. I want to know the purported reason they have given for the mask reversal.

Posted by: ... at July 29, 2021 10:42 AM (KAPPS)

279 "If you got vaccinated and have to wear a mask, it's not because you got vaccinated. It's because your neighbors didn't."

********

I think I'm seeing a pattern here:

If yout _____-ed, and have to _____, It's not because you did _____, It's because some else _____-ed.

Let me try one: If you got fired and have to move back into your parents' basement, it's not because you did a crappy job, it's because someone else knew the boss' son.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 29, 2021 10:42 AM (Xwt96)

280 233 And they still had to stop counting in six states despite months of mail in cheating in order to ballot box stuff like they were Tammany Hall.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 29, 2021 10:35 AM (LvTSG)

Tammany Hall didn't have the infrastruction or reach. Amateurs.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 29, 2021 10:42 AM (ynpvh)

281 They broke the whole world to destroy one man.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 29, 2021 10:30 AM (IytoW)


If I were a cynic, I'd say Trump is doing fine. He's still a billionaire with a hot wife and a beautiful family

No, they destroyed the greatest country in the world to break one man.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 29, 2021 10:42 AM (mR6Gs)

282 245

he Biden administration will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday, arguing that its hands are tied after the Supreme Court ruled it could only be extended until the end of the month.

In a statement Thursday, the White House said President Joe Biden would have liked to have extended the federal eviction moratorium due to the spread of the delta variant. Biden called on "Congress to extend the eviction moratorium to protect such vulnerable renters and their families without delay."
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 29, 2021 10:37 AM (63Dwl)

I'm sure this'll depress housing prices a bit.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 29, 2021 10:43 AM (z5Vrg)

283 264 And would only run on Windows 3.1.
Posted by: Fox2! at July 29, 2021 10:37 AM

Ahem.
Posted by: z/OS


yoo-hoo!

Posted by: OS/8 at July 29, 2021 10:43 AM (v3pYe)

284 Buzzion, yep about computer chips and cars. Many cars built now sans PCM (power train control module) and will have what we call "lot rot" from sitting around for months. No bueno

Cars are meant to be driven, not sit around. Yes, I know about collectibles but they are not your every day driver.

Posted by: clutch at July 29, 2021 10:43 AM (9UmRs)

285 No no, I want to know the *stated* reason. Is there one? For example we have to wear a seat belt because of the protection it affords during a crash. The stated reason is easy to trace and they have statistics to back it up. I want to know the purported reason they have given for the mask reversal.
Posted by: ... at July 29, 2021 10:42 AM (KAPPS)
++++
AFAIK, the new mandate is based on a study of a dozen or so people in India with a different variant. I could be way off on that and parroting rumor, though. Even the stated reasons don't matter anymore. They're playing Calvinball.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2021 10:43 AM (3p5uk)

286 253 Most of them are starving anyway. In my AO, normally at this time of the year, there are roughly 350 homes for sale. As of last week, there were 13 on the market.
Posted by: Tonypete


Wow.
Posted by: rickb223


all the heroes that took forbearance should have made a move. the sellers market isn't going to last forever.

Posted by: x at July 29, 2021 10:43 AM (oA+QO)

287 "Now ask her how close to your Budget Goals the project would come in at."

You got her laughing again

Wife: "We would blow through the budget halfway through development and implementation"

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur

That's okay. We'll recoup those already spent $$ by not performing any testing. Oh, and no documentation will be written either.

4. Profit!

Posted by: Tonypete at July 29, 2021 10:43 AM (6WCwE)

288 my brother went to his class reunion, where many people tested positive for COVID. My sister-in-law tested positive for COVID. She didn't attend. My brother tested positive and he's on lockdown. My niece is free to come and go because she has been vaccinated. She works in a deli in a grocery store. Does any of this make sense?
Posted by: Dr. Bone


I'll bet $20 that if she got tested, she'd pop positive.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2021 10:43 AM (SALmb)

289 If I were a cynic, I'd say Trump is doing fine. He's still a billionaire with a hot wife and a beautiful family

No, they destroyed the greatest country in the world to break one man.
Posted by: JoeF. at July 29, 2021 10:42 AM (mR6Gs)

Yup

Posted by: It's me donna at July 29, 2021 10:44 AM (Zmnko)

290 1)When they eased up the rules a couple months ago, all the signs on the doors of stores said, "Fully Vaccinated people can go maskless" But there was no way of knowing just who was vaxxed because unvaxxed people stopped wearing masks too.
So now they want everyone to wear the mask again.
or
2) The virus is being spread by the fully vaccinated
Posted by: JoeF. at July 29, 2021 10:40 AM (mR6Gs)

And thus we get to my conspiracy theory of pushing vaccine passports. And using the shit they pull with the .08 legal limit for alcohol to make states that have put in bans to overturn it.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 29, 2021 10:44 AM (G2zl5)

291 242 32 Flat tax rate with no loop holes where everyone has skin in the game.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 29, 2021 10:07 AM (2DOZq)



I like how you think! Too many people with votes with no skin in the game.

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Kalifornia at July 29, 2021 10:37 AM (4UAGu)

And they vote to skin the rest of us.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 29, 2021 10:44 AM (ynpvh)

292 267 So my brother went to his class reunion, where many people tested positive for COVID. My sister-in-law tested positive for COVID. She didn't attend. My brother tested positive and he's on lockdown. My niece is free to come and go because she has been vaccinated. She works in a deli in a grocery store. Does any of this make sense?


it doesn't matter. tracking an endemic upper respiratory virus makes no sense and never made any sense. it's over. this bug is part of the many bugs we deal with seasonally. the vaccines they offer are therapeutics only. which gives them value as therapeutics of course, but they don't do what we normally think a vaccine does.

stop worrying and live life, get outside, take your vitamins, eat right, and exercise. reset to how we dealt with flu seasons previous to 2020's got-inspired insanity.

they used the novel "flu" (about a third of our annual flus are actually coronaviruses, some pretty severe) as an excuse to attempt to stop the economy. not only to stop Trump, but also to stop the velocity of money. maybe even then TPTB knew we were headed for a financial crash despite Trump's policies. remember, he was fond of spending, bigly.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 29, 2021 10:44 AM (j9HX3)

293 If I were a cynic, I'd say Trump is doing fine. He's still a billionaire with a hot wife and a beautiful family

No, they destroyed the greatest country in the world to break one man.
Posted by: JoeF. at July 29, 2021 10:42 AM (mR6Gs)

Flip that. They HAVE to destroy America the Idea. Trump represented another Reagan style renewal. THAT is what had to be stopped at all costs.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2021 10:44 AM (csEWM)

294 Biden now is claiming he drove a 18 wheel truck??

maybe it was Biden who killed his first wife

Posted by: REDACTED at July 29, 2021 10:44 AM (YK4Qh)

295 No no, I want to know the *stated* reason. Is there one? For example we have to wear a seat belt because of the protection it affords during a crash. The stated reason is easy to trace and they have statistics to back it up. I want to know the purported reason they have given for the mask reversal.
Posted by: ... at July 29, 2021 10:42 AM (KAPPS)

**

Fun fact?

Airbags are required by law to protect unbelted passengers. It's why they're dangerous to little kids and short adults.

THAT is government.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - remember when the CDC told you the vaccine would PREVENT you from getting the COVID? at July 29, 2021 10:44 AM (owNMS)

296 285 AFAIK, the new mandate is based on a study of a dozen or so people in India with a different variant. I could be way off on that and parroting rumor, though. Even the stated reasons don't matter anymore. They're playing Calvinball.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2021 10:43 AM (3p5uk)

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Their love of science is so much that they don't even need studies that pass peer review. In a world where peer review is a complete joke and everything gets passed with it, they just need a study that fails to get even that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 29, 2021 10:44 AM (LvTSG)

297 So, does Warren have a relative in the software business? Because that's the only way these grifters ever come up with an idea - spend the money that will somehow come back to their pockets.

There is only one way to fix the IRS. Abolish it.

Posted by: soulpile at July 29, 2021 10:45 AM (hiX0r)

298 Over half the country doesn't even pay taxes. Fix that. Oh wait, that's a key dem voting bloc

Posted by: brak at July 29, 2021 10:45 AM (27V8I)

299 "And would only NOT run on Windows 3.1"

FIFY

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 29, 2021 10:45 AM (49Exr)

300 A lot of the housing shortage is insecurity, People don't want to move when there's no place to go. And then, why move when your rent has been given a you don't need to pay it clause.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at July 29, 2021 10:45 AM (cddbh)

301 got-inspired meant "govt-inspired"

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 29, 2021 10:45 AM (j9HX3)

302 I worked in a software development shop for the US Army as a civilian. Other than (possibly) writing code to simulate a nuke blast there is nothing the Federal Government cannot spend more money than God on, royally screw up and make so totally unusable... other than their own software applications.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 29, 2021 10:45 AM (BFigT)

303 AFAIK, the new mandate is based on a study of a dozen or so people in India with a different variant. I could be way off on that and parroting rumor, though. Even the stated reasons don't matter anymore. They're playing Calvinball.
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They are fucking tormenting us at this point. Because they are tormenters. Demonic. That's what demons do.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 29, 2021 10:45 AM (IytoW)

304 Buzzion, yep about computer chips and cars. Many cars built now sans PCM (power train control module) and will have what we call "lot rot" from sitting around for months. No bueno

Cars are meant to be driven, not sit around. Yes, I know about collectibles but they are not your every day driver.
Posted by: clutch


Electronics are nice and fun, but we ran 70 years without them. We could do it again.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2021 10:45 AM (SALmb)

305 AFAIK, the new mandate is based on a study of a dozen or so people in India with a different variant. I could be way off on that and parroting rumor, though. Even the stated reasons don't matter anymore. They're playing Calvinball.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2021 10:43 AM (3p5uk)

**

Yep. All while the exact same people insist that Ivermectin isn't a viable treatment.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - remember when the CDC told you the vaccine would PREVENT you from getting the COVID? at July 29, 2021 10:45 AM (owNMS)

306 YahooNews:After surging for months because of the hypercontagious Delta variant, COVID-19 cases in the United Kingdom are rapidly plummeting, raising the question of whether America's Delta wave could also peak sooner than expected.
Posted by: SMOD at July 29, 2021 10:40 AM (RHGPo)

IF this is accurate, maybe they want us masked up for #two weeks so that they can claim VICTORY over Trump's virus once and for all

(on the other hand, the Teacher's Union needs the plague to continue...)

Posted by: JoeF. at July 29, 2021 10:46 AM (mR6Gs)

307 What is a PCR test and how does it work? AOSHQ

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=390081

Posted by: Muldoon at July 29, 2021 10:46 AM (Xwt96)

308 Muldoons post on PCR

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=390081

Posted by: Buzzion at July 29, 2021 10:46 AM (G2zl5)

309 BREAKING: Pelosi orders Capitol police to arrest staff and visitors who refuse to comply with her mask mandate, Congress members OUTRAGED

here's one response

Nancy Mace @NancyMace
Absolutely no American should be arrested over a mask. I've had COVID. I'm also vaccinated. I wash my hands. I keep my distance. I'm not even shaking hands bc of the spike . This is totally out of control.

Do your part and follow the science. Vaccinations work.

Madam Speaker, your insane power grab is showing. Today I'm not wearing a mask outside of the chamber b/c I follow science -- not Pelosi. Come and get me.

https://tinyurl.com/7xvajn27 (video)
I don't agree with everything she said

Posted by: artisanal ette at July 29, 2021 10:46 AM (2o90I)

310 Yeah...it's one of the few perks of being a COB!

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That.

And the Groupies.
Posted by: garrett at July 29, 2021 10:39 AM


And the adulatory hero-worship from the Commentariat.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 29, 2021 10:46 AM (a3Q+t)

311 Don't comment on old threads.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 29, 2021 10:46 AM (Xwt96)

312 When you have 100 laws that make sense. When the federal register is millions of pages long not so much.


Posted by: 18-1 at July 29, 2021 10:26 AM (DpkTQ)

...

Can we not apply sunset provisions to every existing law?

Posted by: TexasDan at July 29, 2021 10:47 AM (yL25O)

313 >>Muldoons post on PCR


I was disappointed that it wasn't in any discernible Meter.

Posted by: garrett at July 29, 2021 10:47 AM (3TJCT)

314 IF this is accurate, maybe they want us masked up for #two weeks so that they can claim VICTORY over Trump's virus once and for all


yep, that's it. hopefully this narrative fails.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 29, 2021 10:47 AM (j9HX3)

315 got-inspired meant "govt-inspired"
Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 29, 2021 10:45 AM (j9HX3)
++++
I figured it meant "Game-of-Thrones-inspired." It sorta works either way.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2021 10:47 AM (3p5uk)

316 @247 garrett-Well if we have self appointed Fed spotters running around accusing your posts of trying to get people here to say incriminating shit then the least the clowns could do is point it out, explain so a commenter can make a g-damn correction or adjustment. Cobs could at least explain or get a clamp on these people.

Is suggesting we march peacefully in the streets to protest the shit thats happening trying to coerce someone into saying something incriminating? If it is then say so. If not then I dare these fools to go back to my comments and point out wtf I'm saying is so incendiary. I've commented several time about wanting to avoid violence from the left. People need to scroll up, comprehend or quit cherry picking. Shits ridiculous.

Posted by: JROD Ho' Whisperer at July 29, 2021 10:47 AM (0jZnq)

317 241 I know this is a stupid question, but what is the stated reasoning for the vaxxed to wear a mask.

I know they said it was based on a study, etc.

What is the reason? Does someone have it? What did the study say? I refuse to read the news because I value what little mental health I have.

Posted by: ... at July 29, 2021 10:37 AM (KAPPS)

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br]Don't know about any studies, but the "logic" appears to be:1. The vaccines supposedly only prevent one from severe effects of, not from acquiring, the virus;

2. Thus, vaccinated people STILL can carry and transmit to others the virus; therefore

3. You must wear USELESS masks to prevent you from killing grandma and all your children, murdering h8r!

Posted by: ShainS at July 29, 2021 10:48 AM (fqVfv)

318 So, what you are saying is that I have to keep a butt plug in 24/7 so my neighbors don't get surprise anal ottered cause they won't use the butt plug?
Posted by: Fan Dango at July 29, 2021 10:40 AM


That's...not how this works.

Posted by: The Otters at July 29, 2021 10:48 AM (m+jkK)

319 Muldoon posted this about PCR:
http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=390081

Posted by: Amy Schumer at July 29, 2021 10:48 AM (3p5uk)

320 IRS "Turbo Tax"
Line #1 = "Enter the gross amount of money you made this year"
Line #2 = "Send that amount in"

Posted by: Archer at July 29, 2021 10:48 AM (gmo/4)

321 No, they destroyed the greatest country in the world to break one man.
Posted by: JoeF. at July 29, 2021 10:42 AM (mR6Gs)

Make America Great Again was profoundly repulsive to them in every way imaginable. They had to destroy its exemplar and every trace of his success. Moreover, they need to reduce America to a state of Third World degradation comparable to their most blasted out inner cities. It's a holy mission.

Posted by: Ordinary American at July 29, 2021 10:48 AM (H8QX8)

322 Don't buy now at the top of the market, wait for the plethora of bankruptcies. I've been clubbing my daughter over the head with that advice.
Posted by: clutch

Every one of the realtors I know are saying this.
Posted by: Tonypete

The short sales should be there after the rent/foreclosure moratorium breaks.

Posted by: Jean at July 29, 2021 10:48 AM (U/0zO)

323 Monster truck drivers will wear biden costumes in the future and drive over unvaxed subjects.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 29, 2021 10:48 AM (qoz/n)

324 I really wish I could find a concise breakdown on the PCR Tests.

Posted by: garrett at July 29, 2021 10:49 AM (3TJCT)

325 They are fucking tormenting us at this point. Because they are tormenters. Demonic. That's what demons do.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 29, 2021 10:45 AM (IytoW)


all about elections at this point
absolute control and power

Posted by: artisanal ette at July 29, 2021 10:49 AM (2o90I)

326 And then, why move when your rent has been given a you don't need to pay it clause.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin


there will be some dumb landlords who will rent to these people but many will not be able to get a place when they can't document that they paid rent on time.

Posted by: x at July 29, 2021 10:50 AM (oA+QO)

327 That.



And the Groupies.


Don't forget the dental plan.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at July 29, 2021 10:50 AM (HaL55)

328
And thus we get to my conspiracy theory of pushing vaccine passports. And using the shit they pull with the .08 legal limit for alcohol to make states that have put in bans to overturn it.
Posted by: Buzzion at July 29, 2021 10:44 AM (G2zl5)

If they wanted EVERYONE on blood pressure meds, what would they do?

They would say anything over 90/70 is hypertension

Posted by: JoeF. at July 29, 2021 10:50 AM (mR6Gs)

329 Muldoon has explained it very well. I'm not sure where, but a search of his name and PCR will probably get you close.

This might help a bit.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/probe/docs/techpcr/

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 29, 2021 10:41 AM (Q9lwr)

This sounds like too much work...

j/k I'll check out the link.
And I found Muldoon's explanation: https://tinyurl.com/ygfnopvs

Posted by: Tami at July 29, 2021 10:50 AM (cF8AT)

330 A nice boring 50 year span of companies just doing what they do best and not meddling in other parts of society would be a grand thing.

I think this is fantasy on two levels. It assumes big business was apolitical and uninvolved in government at one time, which likely is not true. And it assumes that we can somehow return to this likely mythical golden age of corporations interested solely in bland corporate matters.

Everything really is downstream of culture. If you lose a culture war, you'll find, as we conservatives are finding, that every institution is against you, military, law enforcement, corporations, you name it, all those institutions that we once thought of as allies because they were, in the general sense of being relatively conservative institutions in a relatively conservative society. Well, not anymore.

Government and corporations are always going to reflect someone's values. There was a time when conservatives understood it should be ours. Then "we" decided that the equivalent of unilateral disarmament made sense, gave up the culture war, and are now surprised to find we don't really like the results.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 29, 2021 10:50 AM (QU5/8)

331 Bilderberg member Amber Rudd.

@PoliticsForAlI
NEW: Amber Rudd's (former Home Secretary) daughter has called for someone to create porn for children

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 29, 2021 10:50 AM (bgCj3)

332 Muldoon. Barely faster than a dead guy

Posted by: Buzzion at July 29, 2021 10:50 AM (G2zl5)

333 327 Don't forget the dental plan.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at July 29, 2021 10:50 AM (HaL55)

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Lisa needs braces.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 29, 2021 10:50 AM (LvTSG)

334 The horde mind is spectacular!

Posted by: Infidel at werk at July 29, 2021 10:50 AM (/oG9s)

335 CNN is struggling without a major war to cover
Posted by: SMOD at July 29, 2021 10:35 AM (RHGPo)


What major war did CNN cover? WW2?

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 29, 2021 10:51 AM (y7DUB)

336
If Intuit were good corporate citizens, they'd create a version of TurboTax that hacked into the IRS and Federal Reserve, drained the government's bank accounts to $0.00, and transferred the entire Treasury to a charity that works to save and spread HIV-infected testicle chiggers. Because it's still a better use of my money.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 29, 2021 10:52 AM (JN3xP)

337 Come on Nancy, flash the ring when you say come and get me

Posted by: Jean at July 29, 2021 10:52 AM (U/0zO)

338 If you're a CoB, don't you get feted by lobbyists, and free movies to review?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 29, 2021 10:52 AM (a3Q+t)

339 Not a large refund, but I e-filed the end of February. Still nothing from the IRS, other than they are processing. I've read tweets from people that say they were owed a refund, and got a letter telling them they owed money instead.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at July 29, 2021 10:52 AM (5HBd1)

340 Would CNN exist today if Saddam didn't invade Kuwait?

Posted by: Buzzion at July 29, 2021 10:52 AM (G2zl5)

341

How long until one has to pay tax on tax submitted?

V.A.T is dat?

Posted by: Saf at July 29, 2021 10:52 AM (PgqFp)

342 Can we not apply sunset provisions to every existing law?

Posted by: TexasDan at July 29, 2021 10:47 AM (yL25O)

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That would be consistent with a limited-government constitutional republic, which we ceased being quite some time ago (arguably before I was born).

Posted by: ShainS at July 29, 2021 10:52 AM (fqVfv)

343 The short sales should be there after the rent/foreclosure moratorium breaks.
Posted by: Jean

no one taking forbearance is upside down. they have equity. the real estate market would have to crash hard for there to be short sales.

Posted by: x at July 29, 2021 10:52 AM (oA+QO)

344 Don't know about any studies, but the "logic" appears to be:1. The vaccines supposedly only prevent one from severe effects of, not from acquiring, the virus;

Posted by: ShainS


Then it's not a vaccine. Polio vaccine didn't allow just one leg or lung to be paralyzed. Polio vaccine made it to where you didn't get it.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2021 10:52 AM (SALmb)

345 CNN is struggling without a major war to cover
Posted by: SMOD at July 29, 2021 10:35 AM (RHGPo)

What major war did CNN cover? WW2?
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt

The 1/6 Rebellion of Deplorables

Posted by: Jean at July 29, 2021 10:53 AM (U/0zO)

346 Draw a box on a piece of paper. A positive test is if any mark appears inside that box. Now make 45 Xerox copies of that piece of paper. If a mark of any type appears in that box in any of the copies while Xeroxing, it's going to be counted as a positive COVID case.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - remember when the CDC told you the vaccine would PREVENT you from getting the COVID? at July 29, 2021 10:35 AM (owNMS)


You forgot to specify that they must be sequential copies, i.e. a copy of a copy of a copy...

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at July 29, 2021 10:53 AM (IUd0M)

347 Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 29, 2021 10:43 AM (z5Vrg)

In the last thread you made a noble effort, but as far as I can tell you were arguing with a nativist bot that was very badly programmed.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 29, 2021 10:53 AM (Q9lwr)

348
@PoliticsForAlI
NEW: Amber Rudd's (former Home Secretary) daughter has called for someone to create porn for children
Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 29, 2021 10:50 AM (bgCj3)

TV commercials for TOYS?

Posted by: JoeF. at July 29, 2021 10:53 AM (mR6Gs)

349
Government and corporations are always going to reflect someone's values. There was a time when conservatives understood it should be ours. Then "we" decided that the equivalent of unilateral disarmament made sense, gave up the culture war, and are now surprised to find we don't really like the results.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 29, 2021 10:50 AM (QU5/

Yep. Corporations more specifically tend to be downstream of culture in colleges, where the management tier of people get processed.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 29, 2021 10:53 AM (z5Vrg)

350 Muldoon. Barely faster than a dead guy
Posted by: Buzzion


******

Keeps me one step ahead of The Reaper.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 29, 2021 10:53 AM (Xwt96)

351 Then it's not a vaccine. Polio vaccine didn't allow just one leg or lung to be paralyzed. Polio vaccine made it to where you didn't get it.


Rick they've basically recently admitted THESE ARE NOT VACCINES.

they are therapeutics.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 29, 2021 10:54 AM (j9HX3)

352
Biden now is claiming he drove a 18 wheel truck??

He's got a great big convoy, ain't it a beautiful sight!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 29, 2021 10:54 AM (63Dwl)

353 You know, I just saw a story about games workshop trying to stop fan animation of Warhammer properties and had a thought:

Of all things, I am pretty sure the Warhammer universes are the ones that are the LEAST well disposed towards rule 34.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 29, 2021 10:54 AM (csEWM)

354 Shits ridiculous.
Posted by: JROD Ho' Whisperer at July 29, 2021 10:47 AM (0jZnq)

LOL Ya think? I've been warned to drop it.

Be careful.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 29, 2021 10:54 AM (49Exr)

355 344 Don't know about any studies, but the "logic" appears to be:1. The vaccines supposedly only prevent one from severe effects of, not from acquiring, the virus;
Posted by: ShainS
Then it's not a vaccine. Polio vaccine didn't allow just one leg or lung to be paralyzed. Polio vaccine made it to where you didn't get it.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2021 10:52 AM (SALmb)

Sounds as useful as drinking your Ovaltine. At least that's what my Joe Biden decoder ring says.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 29, 2021 10:55 AM (ynpvh)

356 If you're a CoB, don't you get feted by lobbyists, and free movies to review?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 29, 2021 10:52 AM (a3Q+t)

Absolutely! The yearly retreats are great too. Bora Bora this year.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 29, 2021 10:55 AM (Q9lwr)

357 can't help but repost from the early hours...

Emerald Robinson @EmeraldRobinson
This is all of us right now.

Quote Tweet
You regretting that "vax" now are ya?


https://tinyurl.com/j9hj4t83

watch douchebag actor whiny face

Posted by: artisanal ette at July 29, 2021 10:55 AM (2o90I)

358 Porn for whose kids?

Deprograming children from parents.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 29, 2021 10:55 AM (qoz/n)

359 And thus we get to my conspiracy theory of pushing vaccine passports. And using the shit they pull with the .08 legal limit for alcohol to make states that have put in bans to overturn it.
Posted by: Buzzion


Minorities can get vaccine passports but can't get voter id.

Pull my other leg. It plays Jingle Bells.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2021 10:55 AM (SALmb)

360 "Hero" is a word that has lost all meaning in the last 20 years, but when attached to a TikTok nurse twerking her flabby, spackle-pocked ass as a "frontline hero," then English has become debased beyond all recovery.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 29, 2021


***
I'd recommend Latin as a replacement tongue, were it not for all the grammar.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 29, 2021 10:55 AM (/XOcP)

361 the shit they pull with the .08 legal limit for alcohol to make states that have put in bans to overturn it.
Posted by: Buzzion at July 29, 2021 10:44 AM (G2zl5)

If they wanted EVERYONE on blood pressure meds, what would they do?

They would say anything over 90/70 is hypertension

Posted by: JoeF. at July 29, 2021 10:55 AM (mR6Gs)

362 I've got my internet service back! Thank God!

Posted by: Ladyl at July 29, 2021 10:55 AM (TdMsT)

363 In terms of journalistic sacrifice and heroism:

1/6 > 9/11 > WW II

Posted by: CNN at July 29, 2021 10:55 AM (a3Q+t)

364 Rubber duck? You seen cornpop? Come back

Posted by: POTATUS AL Zeihmer at July 29, 2021 10:56 AM (ba71d)

365 Posted by: Jen the original at July 29, 2021 10:27 AM (Y/5oU)

Pro golfer Jon Rahm has been disqualified from two tournaments , including the Olympics, for testing positive . I believe he is also vaccinated.

It's a joke.
Posted by: Just a side note

It's interesting when sports are concerned because the more cycles you run the test through, the more likely you are to get a false positive.
Just sayin that when players have positives pop up moving forward, you have to wonder if somebody with a monetary interest instructed the lab tech to spin up a few positives.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 29, 2021 10:56 AM (bgCj3)

366 No, they destroyed the greatest country in the world to break one man.
Posted by: JoeF. at July 29, 2021 10:42 AM (mR6Gs)


I beg to differ. Trump isn't broken.

They destroyed the greatest country in the world to break us.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 29, 2021 10:56 AM (2JVJo)

367 Biden now is claiming he drove a 18 wheel truck??

He's got a great big convoy, ain't it a beautiful sight!
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 29, 2021 10:54 AM (

Eighteen wheels and a dozen roses for Dr Jill.

Posted by: Tim Plett at July 29, 2021 10:56 AM (cSyAR)

368 Rick they've basically recently admitted THESE ARE NOT VACCINES.

they are therapeutics.
Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 29, 2021 10:54 AM (j9HX3)
++++
Which are less effective than other therapeutics that we already had. And which are way cheaper. And drugs for which we have lengthy histories and a good knowledge of side effects.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2021 10:57 AM (3p5uk)

369 331 Bilderberg member Amber Rudd.

@PoliticsForAlI
NEW: Amber Rudd's (former Home Secretary) daughter has called for someone to create porn for children

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 29, 2021 10:50 AM (bgCj3)
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Netflix is on it.

Posted by: ShainS at July 29, 2021 10:57 AM (fqVfv)

370 "Biden now is claiming he drove a 18 wheel truck??"

While saving Hillary from sniper fire in Bosnia.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 29, 2021 10:57 AM (49Exr)

371 Don't know about any studies, but the "logic" appears to be:1. The vaccines supposedly only prevent one from severe effects of, not from acquiring, the virus;

Posted by: ShainS

***

Exactly, 100% the same as before we had the vaccine.

Remember asymptomatic spread and getting testing in grocery store parking lots because you might not be exhibiting symptoms and know you're sick?

You've got to admit that it's badass that they've managed to maintain that exact same silliness post-vaccine.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - remember when the CDC told you the vaccine would PREVENT you from getting the COVID? at July 29, 2021 10:57 AM (owNMS)

372 On the housing front, I live in a vacation and retirement destination. Lots of short-term rentals. There was a feeding frenzy from April-June, million dollar cash offers, multiple bids, insane market for beach/water front. IMO, that has subsided. In May, properties had offers within first 24 hours. Market has definitely cooled here. One thing that surprised me: very, very few mortgages. Most purchases were cash.

Posted by: EveR at July 29, 2021 10:57 AM (MUpk6)

373 361 the shit they pull with the .08 legal limit for alcohol to make states that have put in bans to overturn it.
Posted by: Buzzion at July 29, 2021 10:44 AM (G2zl5)
If they wanted EVERYONE on blood pressure meds, what would they do?
They would say anything over 90/70 is hypertension
Posted by: JoeF. at July 29, 2021 10:55 AM (mR6Gs)

What a great point. I think I read it before somewhere though. Like maybe 33 comments ago

Posted by: Buzzion at July 29, 2021 10:57 AM (G2zl5)

374 Biden now is claiming he drove a 18 wheel truck??

He's got a great big convoy, ain't it a beautiful sight!
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 29, 2021

Eighteen wheels and a dozen roses for Dr Jill.
Posted by: Tim Plett at July 29, 2021


***
"Wolf Creek Pass, way up on the Great Divide . . ."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 29, 2021 10:58 AM (/XOcP)

375 If they wanted EVERYONE on blood pressure meds, what would they do?

Hire Big Lou for a spokesman.

He's on meds, too.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 29, 2021 10:58 AM (2JVJo)

376 Two Theories

1) the vaxxed feel cheated, like they were used as guinea pigs. They don't lie it and want everyone to get the vax now.

2) many of the loudest voices pushing for the vax on everyone DIDN'T GET IT THEMSELVES and are just mad that not enough peons got vaxxed to create herd immunity. ( ie, teachers)

Posted by: JoeF. at July 29, 2021 10:58 AM (mR6Gs)

377 It's interesting when sports are concerned because
the more cycles you run the test through, the more likely you are to get
a false positive.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 29, 2021 10:56 AM (bgCj3)

The Catholic PCR tests are better, but they don't let Protestants use them.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 29, 2021 10:58 AM (Q9lwr)

378 Biden now is claiming he drove a 18 wheel truck??

Pretty soon he'll be saying his dad was a mailman.

Posted by: artisanal ette at July 29, 2021 10:59 AM (2o90I)

379 Keeps me one step ahead of The Reaper.
Posted by: Muldoon at July 29, 2021 10:53 AM


Don't fear him!

Posted by: Blue Oyster Cult at July 29, 2021 10:59 AM (a3Q+t)

380 Not that the vote fraud, lockdowns, censorship, attempts and social credit scores and cancelling weren't enough already - but the biowarfare is just the cherry on top of why we need to crush these people.

It's not just dumping COVID+ illegals in red America. It's damn near everything the CDC and State Department, and MSM have done since day one of this - prior to the "2 weeks", it was "no, only the CDC is allowed to test, and only who we tell you!", "let's repatriate cases with zero safeguards", "you can't cancel flights, that's racist", etc. They bent over backwards to receive the metaphorical plague blankets. And now they're STILL doing it.

On top of this we still don't have a full accounting of why we funded what was almost certainly the creation of the virus in the first fucking place.

Don't just prepare to weather this out. Prepare to WIN. This is not something that is just going to blow over on its own.

Posted by: somedood at July 29, 2021 10:59 AM (s3j76)

381 1) the vaxxed feel cheated, like they were used as guinea pigs. They don't lie it and want everyone to get the vax now.

**

Someone pointed something interesting this morning.

They HAVE to get everyone vaccinated so there's no control group.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - remember when the CDC told you the vaccine would PREVENT you from getting the COVID? at July 29, 2021 10:59 AM (owNMS)

382 Late to the party, but IG Farben and Hugo Boss both had a great sense of citizenship.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 29, 2021 10:59 AM (UuD2k)

383 2) many of the loudest voices pushing for the vax on everyone DIDN'T GET IT THEMSELVES and are just mad that not enough peons got vaxxed to create herd immunity. ( ie, teachers)
Posted by: JoeF. at July 29, 2021 10:58 AM (mR6Gs)


Coworker and I were discussing this yesterday.

Posted by: Jordan61-(Ez6QX) at July 29, 2021 10:59 AM (Ez6QX)

384 CDC: Studies Propelling Shift in Mask Guidance Not Available

The studies that prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to change their mask guidance for vaccinated persons are not available, a spokesperson told The Epoch Times on Wednesday.

"They have not been published yet," the spokesperson said.


https://bit.ly/3l9ltYH

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 29, 2021 10:59 AM (yQpMk)

385 What a great point. I think I read it before somewhere though. Like maybe 33 comments ago
Posted by: Buzzion at July 29, 2021 10:57 AM (G2zl5)

LOL
I meant to add to it, but pushed the "post" button instead

Posted by: JoeF. at July 29, 2021 10:59 AM (mR6Gs)

386 I've got my internet service back! Thank God!
Posted by: Ladyl

What did they determine the underlying issue was?

Posted by: Tonypete at July 29, 2021 10:59 AM (6WCwE)

387 A question because I'm too lazy to search InterWebs today:

Do the COVID mRNA doses produce COVID anti-bodies in your blood only when the stuff detects COVID bugs in your blood? Or are they supposed to produce long-duration anti-bodies soon after the shot?

A friend got both shots of one of the mRNA things in Feb and March. Last week he got a routine blood test and his doc told him he has NO detectable anti-bodies.

What's the practical (key word!) use of a vaccine passport if the stuff is no longer working inside you? Will everyone ultimately be forced to show both a vaccine credential AND a recent positive anti-body test certificate? I fear the insane crap with vaccines and periodic testing and masking is going to get more insane.

Posted by: Gref at July 29, 2021 11:00 AM (AMIL/)

388 Intuit will retain a free file option, just not through the IRS, due to its onerous restrictions. They are exiting the program because it forbids them from offering other services that the taxpayers may benefit from, like financial planning through Mint and bookkeeping with Quickbooks. It's like if you participate in a free meal program, but are forbidden then from selling diet and exercise advice. Warren wants their very expensive, in terms of development, product, for free, because she's a dirty commie and everything is "free" on her idiot world.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at July 29, 2021 11:00 AM (o5N6D)

389 They HAVE to get everyone vaccinated so there's no control group.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - remember when the CDC told you the vaccine would PREVENT you from getting the COVID? at July 29, 2021 10:59 AM (owNMS)
++++
If - and I think this is a mighty big "if" - there is any real over-arching logic to any of what they're doing, this explanation makes a fair amount of sense.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2021 11:00 AM (3p5uk)

390 375 If they wanted EVERYONE on blood pressure meds, what would they do?

Hire Big Lou for a spokesman.

He's on meds, too.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 29, 2021 10:58 AM (2JVJo)

In all my years lurking on this message board, never before was there a more perfect comment than this.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at July 29, 2021 11:00 AM (KbCG3)

391 >>>The studies that prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to change their mask guidance for vaccinated persons are not available, a spokesperson told The Epoch Times on Wednesday.

So just another power grab from our betters. *spit*

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 29, 2021 11:00 AM (XSRBF)

392 "They have not been published yet," the spokesperson said.
====

"We're still making shit up," the spokesperson continued.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 29, 2021 11:00 AM (IytoW)

393 Electronics are nice and fun, but we ran 70 years without them. We could do it again.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 29, 2021 10:45 AM (SALmb)

If the auto makers would release the source code for their ECM's, some whiz kids could probably get them running on Raspberry Pi's.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 29, 2021 11:00 AM (0TCa7)

394 "Most purchases were cash."

Month ago we had a Chinese guy, very put together, offer us cash without wanting to see the interior (which I assumed meant he planned to redo everything and flip it)

Stupid Fen was not prepped to move though so we lost that opportunity.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 29, 2021 11:00 AM (49Exr)

395 And for anyone who's interested, I've written a new summary of my current take on the virus and the CDC's mask reversal:

https://tinyurl.com/cdc-flip-flop

Posted by: Muldoon at July 29, 2021 11:01 AM (Xwt96)

396 https://tinyurl.com/j9hj4t83

watch douchebag actor whiny face
Posted by: artisanal ette at July 29, 2021


***
I gotta admit I've always liked Michael Rapaport's performances. On screen he seems *real,* a real New Yorker, like Ron Leibman. He seems like a real NYC cabbie (of decades ago) here as well.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 29, 2021 11:01 AM (/XOcP)

397 Evictions start in two days. It's going to be a good chance to pickup some furniture cheap.

Posted by: f'd at July 29, 2021 11:01 AM (Tnijr)

398 The Catholic PCR tests are better, but they don't let Protestants use them.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

HA!! I got it but that's some authentic inside baseball there.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 29, 2021 11:01 AM (6WCwE)

399 then English has become debased beyond all recovery.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 29, 2021

Nothing represents this better than the tedious overuse of the non-word word "iconic." Derived from a word for religious symbols, it is now used for old TV shows and other pop cultural detritus.

Posted by: Ordinary American at July 29, 2021 11:01 AM (H8QX8)

400 Not that the vote fraud, lockdowns, censorship, attempts and social credit scores and cancelling weren't enough already - but the biowarfare is just the cherry on top of why we need to crush these people.
It's not just dumping COVID+ illegals in red America. It's damn near everything the CDC and State Department, and MSM have done since day one of this - prior to the "2 weeks", it was "no, only the CDC is allowed to test, and only who we tell you!", "let's repatriate cases with zero safeguards", "you can't cancel flights, that's racist", etc. They bent over backwards to receive the metaphorical plague blankets. And now they're STILL doing it.
On top of this we still don't have a full accounting of why we funded what was almost certainly the creation of the virus in the first fucking place.
Don't just prepare to weather this out. Prepare to WIN. This is not something that is just going to blow over on its own.
Posted by: somedood at July 29, 2021 10:59 AM (s3j76)


don't forget full on coup

Posted by: artisanal ette at July 29, 2021 11:01 AM (2o90I)

401 TV commercials for TOYS?

Posted by: JoeF. at July 29, 2021 10:53 AM (mR6Gs)

Johnny Eagle Lieutenant M-14 and M-1911!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!When I was a yoot in 1960 that was toy pron!!!

Posted by: Archer at July 29, 2021 11:02 AM (gmo/4)

402 >>>They HAVE to get everyone vaccinated so there's no control group.
Posted by: Moron Robbie


But why would any sane person get the vaccine now, knowing you would still have to wear a mask. I had Covid in April and I'll take my chances with the antibodies.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 29, 2021 11:02 AM (XSRBF)

403 361 If they wanted EVERYONE on blood pressure meds, what would they do?

add it to the drinking water.

Posted by: Fluoride at July 29, 2021 11:02 AM (v3pYe)

404 "376 Two Theories

1) the vaxxed feel cheated, like they were used as guinea pigs. They don't lie it and want everyone to get the vax now.

2) many of the loudest voices pushing for the vax on everyone DIDN'T GET IT THEMSELVES and are just mad that not enough peons got vaxxed to create herd immunity. ( ie, teachers)
Posted by: JoeF. at July 29, 2021 10:58 AM (mR6Gs)"

Both are happening. Don't count out #3: They really are just that stupid/gullible and think everything will magically "go back to normal" if everyone just bends the knee. This is the crowd whose entire life is built around living in proximity to trendy restaurants and bars, and the overmedicated wine-moms that want to go back to shopping all day.

Posted by: somedood at July 29, 2021 11:02 AM (s3j76)

405 Posted by: Gref at July 29, 2021 11:00 AM (AMIL/)

The immune response is incredibly complex, and AFAIK antibodies do not continue to be produced in the absence of the antigen. But the body learns what the antigen looks like and is better able to produce lots of antibodies (and other cells) very quickly when it sees the antigen again.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 29, 2021 11:02 AM (Q9lwr)

406 384 CDC: Studies Propelling Shift in Mask Guidance Not Available

The studies that prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to change their mask guidance for vaccinated persons are not available, a spokesperson told The Epoch Times on Wednesday.

"They have not been published yet," the spokesperson said.

https://bit.ly/3l9ltYH

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 29, 2021 10:59 AM (yQpMk)


So what? CDC does what the White House tells it to do, which is what the teachers unions tell Team Biden to do, data or no data.

Posted by: Gref at July 29, 2021 11:03 AM (AMIL/)

407 Auditors Finish Counting Ballots in Arizona's Maricopa County

Auditors in Arizona's largest county on Wednesday finished a third count of ballots and will shift to compiling a draft report on the audit results.


oy

Posted by: artisanal ette at July 29, 2021 11:03 AM (2o90I)

408 If the auto makers would release the source code for their ECM's, some whiz kids could probably get them running on Raspberry Pi's.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 29, 2021 11:00 AM (0TCa7)
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And furnace control. And ovens. And so on. Pis are complicated and wouldn't be my preferred approach, but it would probably work. Reproducing the chips in FPGAs would likely be a lot simpler and more reliable - and also pretty damn cheap, since they're reprogrammable. Most chips could probably be replaced with FPGAs and adapters (assuming the form factors can be made to work) for a couple of hundred bucks instead of thousands.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2021 11:03 AM (3p5uk)

409 Has anybody in Europe said how stupid the open border is?

Or could they possibly be in on the globalist skam?

Nahhh it would have to be so huge and stupid. Just so huge.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 29, 2021 11:03 AM (qoz/n)

410 "don't forget full on coup
Posted by: artisanal ette at July 29, 2021 11:01 AM (2o90I)"

Also my bad, I forgot that whole thing about burning down billions' worth of businesses, attacking motorists and neighborhoods, and setting forest fires from Mexico to Canada as well.

Posted by: somedood at July 29, 2021 11:03 AM (s3j76)

411 Pretty soon he'll be saying his dad was a mailman.
Posted by: artisanal ette at July 29, 2021 10:59 AM (2o90I)

The Postman Always Rings Twice...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 29, 2021 11:03 AM (waNwk)

412 "Month ago we had a Chinese guy, very put together, offer us cash without wanting to see the interior (which I assumed meant he planned to redo everything and flip it)

Stupid Fen was not prepped to move though so we lost that opportunity." Don't do business with foreigners, especially fucking chicoms

Posted by: JoshO at July 29, 2021 11:04 AM (Z9wz+)

413 "Prepare to WIN. This is not something that is just going to blow over on its own."

Yes. And remember that demoralization tactics are deliberate, part of the Marxist playbook. If you're feeling discouraged, it's normal and it's more Them not You.

Don't give up, that's their attack.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 29, 2021 11:04 AM (49Exr)

414
Yes; MP4's Big Lou comment made me laugh, very hard. I'm still laughing.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 29, 2021 11:04 AM (JN3xP)

415 Their love of science is so much that they don't even need studies that pass peer review. In a world where peer review is a complete joke and everything gets passed with it, they just need a study that fails to get even that.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 29, 2021 10:44 AM (LvTSG)


That's not true. They require a peer-reviewed, multi-decadal study that hydroxychloroquine prevents ebola before they will consider that it might be beneficial for covid.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at July 29, 2021 11:04 AM (IUd0M)

416 >>>Has anybody in Europe said how stupid the open border is?

Or could they possibly be in on the globalist skam?


They're whipped. No one in Europe questions anything anymore, except maybe for Hungary and Poland.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 29, 2021 11:04 AM (XSRBF)

417 But why would any sane person get the vaccine now, knowing you would still have to wear a mask. I had Covid in April and I'll take my chances with the antibodies.
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Because we'll mandate it or you're fucking ass is fired.

Posted by: Employers All Across the Fruited Plain at July 29, 2021 11:04 AM (IytoW)

418 405 Posted by: Gref at July 29, 2021 11:00 AM (AMIL/)

The immune response is incredibly complex, and AFAIK antibodies do not continue to be produced in the absence of the antigen. But the body learns what the antigen looks like and is better able to produce lots of antibodies (and other cells) very quickly when it sees the antigen again.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 29, 2021 11:02 AM (Q9lwr)

=========

T-cells, and such.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 29, 2021 11:04 AM (LvTSG)

419 @354 Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur-I know to drop the blasting I did of people with no testicular fortitude or integrity because of their baseless accusations. I'd gladly be careful with wording of comments if I knew exactly wtf it was that I was saying that sounds like I'm baiting people but I can't even get that courtesy. Oh, well.

Posted by: JROD Ho' Whisperer at July 29, 2021 11:04 AM (0jZnq)

420 386 I've got my internet service back! Thank God!
Posted by: Ladyl

What did they determine the underlying issue was?
Posted by: Tonypete at July 29, 2021 10:59 AM (6WCwE)


The modem manufacturer upgraded and the name and password reverted to factory settings.

Embarrassing that that never occurred to me.

Posted by: Ladyl at July 29, 2021 11:04 AM (TdMsT)

421 372 On the housing front, I live in a vacation and retirement destination. Lots of short-term rentals. There was a feeding frenzy from April-June, million dollar cash offers, multiple bids, insane market for beach/water front. IMO, that has subsided. In May, properties had offers within first 24 hours. Market has definitely cooled here. One thing that surprised me: very, very few mortgages. Most purchases were cash.

Posted by: EveR at July 29, 2021 10:57 AM (MUpk6)

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Apparently also hedge funds like BlackRock -- purchasing and then renting -- are driving the frenzy.

Posted by: ShainS at July 29, 2021 11:05 AM (fqVfv)

422 they HAVE to get everyone vaccinated so there's no control group.
**
But why would any sane person get the vaccine now, knowing you would still have to wear a mask. I had Covid in April and I'll take my chances with the antibodies.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 29, 2021 11:02 AM (XSRBF)

***

Oh, I'm sure you don't HAVE to get it, you nutjob conspiracy theorist. You will only need it if you want to work or draw social security or send your kids to school or get a drivers license.

You probably don't HAVE to have it, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - remember when the CDC told you the vaccine would PREVENT you from getting the COVID? at July 29, 2021 11:05 AM (owNMS)

423 412 Don't do business with foreigners, especially fucking chicoms
naw. it'll be fine.

Posted by: Eric Swallowswell at July 29, 2021 11:05 AM (v3pYe)

424 I gotta admit I've always liked Michael Rapaport's performances. On screen he seems *real,* a real New Yorker, like Ron Leibman. He seems like a real NYC cabbie (of decades ago) here as well.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 29, 2021 11:01 AM (/XOcP)

A lot of these asshole actors are ( or were) actually good at what they do.
They're still assholes though

Posted by: JoeF. at July 29, 2021 11:05 AM (mR6Gs)

425 >>>The modem manufacturer upgraded and the name and password reverted to factory settings.

Embarrassing that that never occurred to me.
Posted by: Ladyl


The password reverted to GetURVaccine

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 29, 2021 11:05 AM (XSRBF)

426 > NEW: Amber Rudd's (former Home Secretary) daughter has called for someone to create porn for children

OK, groomer.

Posted by: bonhomme at July 29, 2021 11:06 AM (UW2ZS)

427 "Month ago we had a Chinese guy, very put together, offer us cash without wanting to see the interior (which I assumed meant he planned to redo everything and flip it)

Stupid Fen was not prepped to move though so we lost that opportunity.
Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 29, 2021 11:00 AM (49Exr)"

Likely not even that. Wealthier Chinese need to park assets outside of the PRC to keep it out of the grasp of the commies, and to facilitate escape if it becomes necessary. They KNOW they will get parted out if they fuck up or cross the wrong official.

The usual method involves buying the property through a trusted intermediary.

Posted by: somedood at July 29, 2021 11:06 AM (s3j76)

428 ER Visit Exposes Reality of Modern Medicine!

After what I witnessed in the ER today, I am absolutely never allowing another vaccine into my body or into my family's bodies! In the short time we were in a treatment room, we witnessed three separate patients with COVID-19 vaccine complications.

One man was in his 50's and had what they thought was pneumonia and blood clots. Turns out it was not pneumonia, but a respiratory complication from the vaccine along with the blood clots. They were going to admit him to the hospital until they realized it was worse than they could handle and were preparing to transport him to a trauma hospital.

Another woman could barely stand or walk and was violently shaking from-you guessed it-the vaccine. The third event was a pair of people who were having severe side effects from the shot and were concerned enough that one of them needed the emergency department.

It doesn't end there. There appeared to be a high-level executive roaming the halls who was frantically micromanaging the medical staff.

anecdotal, but sooooo many anecdotes
magainstitute.com

Posted by: artisanal ette at July 29, 2021 11:06 AM (2o90I)

429 I think I will change my router SID to BEWARE-UNVAXXED.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 29, 2021 11:06 AM (yQpMk)

430 Would CNN exist today if Saddam didn't invade Kuwait?
Posted by: Buzzion at July 29, 2021 10:52 AM (G2zl5)

***

Or if Baby Jessica didn't fall down that well?

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 29, 2021 11:07 AM (flINI)

431 >>>Oh, I'm sure you don't HAVE to get it, you nutjob conspiracy theorist. You will only need it if you want to work or draw social security or send your kids to school or get a drivers license.

In June, my son's high school said they were ditching masks in 2021-22. Now they're saying, yeah, you'll probably be wearing masks. For teenagers, whose survival rate in 99.9%

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at July 29, 2021 11:07 AM (XSRBF)

432 The modem manufacturer upgraded and the name and password reverted to factory settings.

Embarrassing that that never occurred to me.
Posted by: Ladyl


"Drink more Ovaltine"?

Posted by: Tonypete at July 29, 2021 11:07 AM (6WCwE)

433 Market has definitely cooled here. One thing that surprised me: very, very few mortgages. Most purchases were cash.

Posted by: EveR at July 29, 2021 10:57 AM

Housing market around me has come to a screeching halt. Two houses in my neighborhood went on the market a few weeks ago and have had no showings or bids. Just a month or so ago people were listing their house for $100,000 over last years appraised value and getting it the day they listed the house.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at July 29, 2021 11:07 AM (JUOKG)

434 So what? CDC does what the White House tells it to do, which is what the teachers unions tell Team Biden to do, data or no data.
Posted by: Gref at July 29, 2021 11:03 AM (AMIL/)

THIS

Posted by: JoeF. at July 29, 2021 11:07 AM (mR6Gs)

435 "And for anyone who's interested, I've written a new summary of my current take on the virus and the CDC's mask reversal"
https://tinyurl.com/cdc-flip-flop
Posted by: Muldoon at July 29, 2021 11:01 AM (Xwt96)

Hey maybe it's me but all I get is the title, no body.

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 29, 2021 11:07 AM (49Exr)

436 405 Posted by: Gref at July 29, 2021 11:00 AM (AMIL/)

The immune response is incredibly complex, and AFAIK antibodies do not continue to be produced in the absence of the antigen. But the body learns what the antigen looks like and is better able to produce lots of antibodies (and other cells) very quickly when it sees the antigen again.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 29, 2021 11:02 AM (Q9lwr)


Thank you. So...is there a test for effectiveness of the mRNA stuff in a individual? Probably not - at least not without exposing the individual to the COVID bug. So...it seems like the rumor of needing annual mRNA booster shots is going to be true. I do not consider that a bad thing. As long as the CDC and Biden are honest with us - for the first time.

Posted by: Gref at July 29, 2021 11:07 AM (AMIL/)

437 @PoliticsForAlI
NEW: Amber Rudd's (former Home Secretary) daughter has called for someone to create porn for children
Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 29, 2021 10:50 AM (bgCj3)


Thank goodness all those stories about the ranks of the "elites" being filled with pedos were false.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at July 29, 2021 11:08 AM (IUd0M)

438 394 Hoyt's

I have been reviewing the sales data through May and it has been surprising to me the rarity of the mortgage purchase. A realtor friend sold a beach front duplex that had not been updated since it was built in the 70's for $1.1 and there were 5 offers. Three cash. Cash won, of course, bc of the ease to close.

Posted by: EveR at July 29, 2021 11:08 AM (MUpk6)

439 Hire Big Lou for a spokesman.

He's on meds, too.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 29, 2021 10:58 AM


I laughed way too hard at that.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 29, 2021 11:08 AM (n9aSI)

440 After what I witnessed in the ER today, I am absolutely never allowing another vaccine into my body or into my family's bodies! In the short time we were in a treatment room, we witnessed three separate patients with COVID-19 vaccine complications.

One man was in his 50's and had what they thought was pneumonia and blood clots. Turns out it was not pneumonia, but a respiratory complication from the vaccine along with the blood clots. They were going to admit him to the hospital until they realized it was worse than they could handle and were preparing to transport him to a trauma hospital.

Another woman could barely stand or walk and was violently shaking from-you guessed it-the vaccine. The third event was a pair of people who were having severe side effects from the shot and were concerned enough that one of them needed the emergency department.
=======

Well, did you get the vaccine yet? Wouldn't want to lose your health insurance, would you, since you might need it? We aren't liable when these things happen to you!

Posted by: Employers All Across the Fruited Plain at July 29, 2021 11:09 AM (IytoW)

441 When some wild eyed eight foot tall maniac grabs your neck and taps the back of your favorite head against the bathroom wall and he looks at you crooked in the eye and he asks you if you paid your dues, you just stare th see big suckered right back in the eye and remember what old POTATUS AL Zheimer says at a time like that. "Trumulanamurlization. The check is in cornpops pocket. Word of Biden"

Posted by: POTATUS AL Zeihmer at July 29, 2021 11:09 AM (ba71d)

442
"They have not been published yet," the spokesperson said.

https://bit.ly/3l9ltYH
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 29, 2021 10:59 AM (yQpMk)

Ah now we are getting to the meat of it. Thank you grump.

Posted by: ... at July 29, 2021 11:09 AM (KAPPS)

443 Because we'll mandate it or you're fucking ass is fired.

Posted by: Employers All Across the Fruited Plain at July 29, 2021 11:04 AM (IytoW)

----

Isn't requiring vaccinations (especially of an experimental vaccine) akin to requiring you to have abortions in order to keep your job?

Posted by: ShainS at July 29, 2021 11:09 AM (fqVfv)

444 438 @PoliticsForAlI
NEW: Amber Rudd's (former Home Secretary) daughter has called for someone to create porn for children
Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 29, 2021 10:50 AM (bgCj3)

Thank goodness all those stories about the ranks of the "elites" being filled with pedos were false.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at July 29, 2021 11:08 AM (IUd0M)

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"I want to fuck your kids. Also, I can't believe you think the Pizza joint story was true. We organize our kid fucking using Silicon Valley's best private messaging aps."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 29, 2021 11:10 AM (LvTSG)

445 Month ago we had a Chinese guy, very put together, offer us cash without wanting to see the interior (which I assumed meant he planned to redo everything and flip it)

When I was in car sales, with Toyota Canada, we were not allowed to accept cash sales with Chinese customers for certain vehicles.
They were known to flip them in the States.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at July 29, 2021 11:10 AM (cSyAR)

446 "418 405 Posted by: Gref at July 29, 2021 11:00 AM (AMIL/)

The immune response is incredibly complex, and AFAIK antibodies do not continue to be produced in the absence of the antigen. But the body learns what the antigen looks like and is better able to produce lots of antibodies (and other cells) very quickly when it sees the antigen again.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 29, 2021 11:02 AM (Q9lwr)

=========

T-cells, and such.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 29, 2021 11:04 AM (LvTSG)"

There are a lot of papers coming talking about how the spike-focused vaccines do goofy things with the natural immune response. They may or may not have avoided the ADE issues of the SARS-1 vaccine attempts, but they may have also made it so that some of the vaxxed have confused immune responses to other strains/things.

And then you have the issue where some people seem to keep expressing from the vaccine for months.... We are adding about a person a week here to the "got vaxxed, died a few weeks later" list. If they want to force people to take this they're going to have a war on their hands.

Posted by: somedood at July 29, 2021 11:10 AM (s3j76)

447 "but I can't even get that courtesy. Oh, well."

Yah all I can do is advise you to drop it. I can't say more here.
Feel free to email me if need to: fenrisulven6 at gmail

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 29, 2021 11:10 AM (49Exr)

448 408 Most chips could probably be replaced with FPGAs and adapters (assuming the form factors can be made to work) for a couple of hundred bucks instead of thousands.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2021 11:03 AM (3p5uk)


I disagree, based on my decades working with FPGAs and chips. It's a matter of scale. FPGAs have lots of flexibility, but at a cost, but if you are making 100K's or Millions of some widget, you want to get as much cost out as possible, so you pay the NRE (Non-recurring Engineering cost) up front and make a custom chip. That, even with the NRE, will be far less expensive in the long run (assuming you don't have to respin to much).

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 29, 2021 11:11 AM (ynpvh)

449 Believe it or not, we will be OK, but it will seem dicey for a while. Be smart in the meantime.

Posted by: Duncan Macleod, The Highlander at July 29, 2021 11:11 AM (5bp/r)

450 Biracial Harvard-educated doctor claims hospital DEMOTED her for opposing plans to have only black staff treat black patients

How would she get treatment in her own hospital?

Posted by: blaster at July 29, 2021 11:11 AM (mbFEM)

451 They were known to flip them in the States.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker

How could that happen? I mean they drive 45 mph in the left lane with their turn signal on for miles.


Oh, wait. . .

Posted by: Tonypete at July 29, 2021 11:11 AM (6WCwE)

452 after my mRNA side effect experience, my reaction to the idea of a "booster" is like Rocky at the end of the first film...

"THUH AINT GONE BE NO REMATCH!"

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 29, 2021 11:11 AM (j9HX3)

453 Isn't requiring vaccinations (especially of an experimental vaccine) akin to requiring you to have abortions in order to keep your job?
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Oh, that's coming to. Baby steps! We own you.

Posted by: Employers All Across the Fruited Plain at July 29, 2021 11:11 AM (IytoW)

454 Are any insurance companies yet denying coverage without proof of vaccination?

Posted by: Ordinary American at July 29, 2021 11:12 AM (H8QX8)

455 449 Believe it or not, we will be OK, but it will seem dicey for a while. Be smart in the meantime.


easy for you to say, you're immortal!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 29, 2021 11:12 AM (j9HX3)

456 " the rarity of the mortgage purchase"

Sorry I don't understand, by rarity do you mean the age of the property?

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 29, 2021 11:12 AM (49Exr)

457 I gotta admit I've always liked Michael Rapaport's performances. On screen he seems *real,* a real New Yorker, like Ron Leibman. He seems like a real NYC cabbie (of decades ago) here as well.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 29, 2021 11:01 AM (/XOcP)


what is funny is that he mentioned watching both CNN and Fox
this is something coming from him
course, he was prolly watching brett baier

Posted by: artisanal ette at July 29, 2021 11:12 AM (2o90I)

458 426 > NEW: Amber Rudd's (former Home Secretary) daughter has called for someone to create porn for children


OK, groomer.

Posted by: bonhomme at July 29, 2021 11:06 AM (UW2ZS)

I thought Amsterdam already had that with the cartoon guy's prehensile penis.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 29, 2021 11:12 AM (ynpvh)

459 Barney Does Baltimore

Posted by: f'd at July 29, 2021 11:12 AM (Tnijr)

460 Thank you. So...is there a test for effectiveness of the mRNA stuff in a individual? Probably not - at least not without exposing the individual to the COVID bug. So...it seems like the rumor of needing annual mRNA booster shots is going to be true. I do not consider that a bad thing. As long as the CDC and Biden are honest with us - for the first time.

Posted by: Gref at July 29, 2021 11:07 AM (AMIL/)

https://archive.is/uqxXm

Posted by: Liberty at July 29, 2021 11:13 AM (+YYCN)

461 Nood

Posted by: Furious George at July 29, 2021 11:13 AM (9vQJW)

462 Nood adventure of Joe Dementia

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy (z5Vrg) - The Republic is Already Dead at July 29, 2021 11:13 AM (z5Vrg)

463 Nood.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at July 29, 2021 11:13 AM (khAeP)

464 Yep. My sinking feeling about the "audits" continues unabated.

I hope people aren't waiting for these results like they waited for Hillary's Election Season Indictment.

Posted by: ... at July 29, 2021 11:13 AM (KAPPS)

465 Some moron posted this re: micro-blood clotting recently:

https://tinyurl.com/7xtnma54

"An autopsy study of 20 COVID-19 patients found micro-clots in six of their brains.

Another authoritative report published in the PLoS One journal states (paraphrased): "Out of 676 COVID-19 patients (140 non-survivors and 536 survivors), the D-Dimer test (degraded fibrin test) was abnormally high (83.2% of non-survivors) versus 44.9% of survivors) and they had an elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) test which measures inflammation (50.4% of non-survivors versus 6.0% of survivors)."

Posted by: Moron Robbie - remember when the CDC told you the vaccine would PREVENT you from getting the COVID? at July 29, 2021 11:13 AM (owNMS)

466 Good afternoon

Posted by: Lebagette at July 29, 2021 11:14 AM (DnWIB)

467 434 Mister Scott

One positive of the slowdown: a group of investors bought homes to flip for profit. Oops! Currently holding one, not a water-front so less desirable, which will be difficult to sell and recoup all the sales costs.

Posted by: EveR at July 29, 2021 11:14 AM (MUpk6)

468 I disagree, based on my decades working with FPGAs and chips. It's a matter of scale. FPGAs have lots of flexibility, but at a cost, but if you are making 100K's or Millions of some widget, you want to get as much cost out as possible, so you pay the NRE (Non-recurring Engineering cost) up front and make a custom chip. That, even with the NRE, will be far less expensive in the long run (assuming you don't have to respin to much).
Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 29, 2021 11:11 AM (ynpvh)
++++
Oh, absolutely. i was thinking of the aftermarket - for parts on older stuff, where the original chips might be hard to get or expensive. If those chips could be replicated (would need to be enabled by the manufacturer, which is unlikely), it could be a real boon in the aftermarket and life-extension side of things.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2021 11:14 AM (3p5uk)

469 The Catholic PCR tests are better, but they don't let Protestants use them.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

They believe they are chosen tests. What a supremacist mindset to be raised before the test was even packaged.
It's completely foreign to how the Prot tests were raised.
Many would agree completely different cultures all together.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 29, 2021 11:15 AM (bgCj3)

470 Late to the party, but IG Farben and Hugo Boss both had a great sense of citizenship.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 29, 2021 10:59 AM (UuD2k)

***

My father in law was a slave for IG Farben during last centuries unpleasantries. They were GREAT corporate citizens.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 29, 2021 11:15 AM (flINI)

471 All I get is the title, no body.

******

Try the link. in my nick

Posted by: Muldoon at July 29, 2021 11:15 AM (Xwt96)

472 So...is there a test for effectiveness of the mRNA stuff in a individual?


Posted by: Gref at July 29, 2021 11:07 AM (AMIL/)



Probably, but I'll bet they are complex and expensive and not perfectly accurate. There is so much uncertainty with even simple COVID testing that it's going to be years before the scientific community takes a breath and looks at the data without all of the political and social baggage, and figures out what is going on.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 29, 2021 11:15 AM (Q9lwr)

473 460 Thank you. So...is there a test for effectiveness of the mRNA stuff in a individual? Probably not - at least not without exposing the individual to the COVID bug. So...it seems like the rumor of needing annual mRNA booster shots is going to be true. I do not consider that a bad thing. As long as the CDC and Biden are honest with us - for the first time.

Posted by: Gref at July 29, 2021 11:07 AM (AMIL/)

https://archive.is/uqxXm

Posted by: Liberty at July 29, 2021 11:13 AM (+YYCN)


Thank you. Sounds like the mRNA goop effectiveness duration science is still TBD.

Posted by: Gref at July 29, 2021 11:17 AM (AMIL/)

474 "The usual method involves buying the property through a trusted intermediary."
Posted by: somedood at July 29, 2021 11:06 AM (s3j76)

Ah, that pieces together some other things about him. Thanks

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 29, 2021 11:18 AM (49Exr)

475 So when the kids get home......we have to deprogram then reprogram. Then we fucking teach.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 29, 2021 11:19 AM (qoz/n)

476 Oh, absolutely. i was thinking of the aftermarket - for parts on older stuff, where the original chips might be hard to get or expensive. If those chips could be replicated (would need to be enabled by the manufacturer, which is unlikely), it could be a real boon in the aftermarket and life-extension side of things.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at July 29, 2021 11:14 AM (3p5uk)

For aftermarket, when parts have gone obsolete, yes, that would be a good option. Some companies popped up making old chips because there is still a market for sectors where you cannot use a substitute without going through a huge set of regulatory hoops. Then again, companies want you to buy the new, crappier versions of things that break down more often and only they can fix. I had a compressor go out on a 6-year-old refrigerator; needed to get a new one because the cost of the compressor, if even available, was almost as much as a new fridge. What a marketing model!

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 29, 2021 11:20 AM (ynpvh)

477 So, the federal govt itself is responsible for a tax structure so complicated, confusing and convoluted that it wants to now "sell" software to the US taxpayers so we can get through it. And yes, we will be paying for it. Aces.

Posted by: Lady in Black at July 29, 2021 11:20 AM (O+I8R)

478 Mil Mascaras, the patron saint of the masked.

Posted by: jeet at July 29, 2021 11:22 AM (g741k)

479 The mRNA treatments use your mitochondria to create an analogue of the CoV spine protein, which your immune system then recognizes and creates a "database entry" for it.

However,

A) the spike protein itself can cause various syndromes without being part of the virus
B) the spoke protein is highly mutable, making the available vaccines effective only in a narrow range of cases

Is this a fair assessment of reality?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 29, 2021 11:26 AM (6FeV1)

480 Spike, phone. Spike.

S P I K E

FFS.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 29, 2021 11:27 AM (6FeV1)

481 478 Mil Mascaras, the patron saint of the masked.
Posted by: jeet at July 29, 2021 11:22 AM (g741k

It really should be El Santo though.

Posted by: Buzzion at July 29, 2021 11:29 AM (G2zl5)

482 tax code is an "add only" system. the last time it was simplified, a wall was constructed to keep future simplifiers out.

Posted by: government here to save you at July 29, 2021 12:30 PM (lNSu6)

483 2 weeks ago I was in the ER for high fever (103.2). I had sweats/chills general dead feeling off and on for a week. I am not vaxxed. The nurse was dressed for the black plague. My test came back negative for "rona. The doc said I likely had one of the millions of viruses around and I was like about over it. Two Tylenol and on my way.

Posted by: free tibet at July 29, 2021 12:38 PM (PZ1Bz)

484 "We aren't talking about complex tax returns with multiple income streams and complex financial instruments. Those people use accountants or are happy to pay Intuit or some other financial software company a hundred bucks for their software."

Go talk to a small business owner.
Literally ANY small business owner, I don't care which.
Tell then you said they are "HAPPY" to do their taxes every quarter; and with the difficulty and complexity of those taxes.

Have your next of kin get back to us with the response.

Posted by: ertdfg at July 29, 2021 01:12 PM (I388C)

485 "We have gone from an America that was reasonably self reliant, to one in which relatively simple activities like doing one's taxes must be assisted by government."

Imagine that! The last time I did my own taxes the return and supporting worksheets easily exceeded my Master's thesis in length. And that was on what my accountant classifies as a "simple return."

Posted by: nerdbert at July 29, 2021 02:02 PM (P8xGI)

486 Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The formulas are provided for you. Just fill in the blanks.

BTW, TurboTax is not hard to use. Takes less than a day. When I had a problem with a return (a scanned W-2 resulted in an income of $250 MILLION, and a tax liability of $93 MILLION, the help line worked with me for several hours - and they were delightfully amusing and competent people) they wouldn't quit until they straightened it out. It made for an interesting afternoon and a great anecdote for parties.

Posted by: Linda S Fox at July 30, 2021 06:34 AM (HZfQV)

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