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https://nypost.com/2020/08/08/nasa-to-r ... ly-bodies/

China: Ni Hao, America. What are you doing?

America: "Well, I'm changing names of nebulas and other distant objects out of sensistivity, renaming 'manned space flight' to 'crewed space flight' and we recently had an all female space walk! What are you working on?"

China: "An unbreakable communication encryption based on quantum entanglement. Hope you get the diversity you want."

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Nothing political about this but it is miscellaneous.

https://www.the-sun.com/news/1308820/ex ... roke-nose/
Former Miss USA turned wrestler Brittany Nicole Poteet "whipped ex-boyfriend with dog chain and broke his nose"
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JohnStOnge wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:23 am
Nothing political about this but it is miscellaneous.

https://www.the-sun.com/news/1308820/ex ... roke-nose/
Former Miss USA turned wrestler Brittany Nicole Poteet "whipped ex-boyfriend with dog chain and broke his nose"
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She could whip me... :lol:
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AZGrizFan wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:44 am
JohnStOnge wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:23 am
Nothing political about this but it is miscellaneous.

https://www.the-sun.com/news/1308820/ex ... roke-nose/



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She could whip me... :lol:
I was thinking the same thing. If I wasn't married of course.
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JohnStOnge wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:58 am
AZGrizFan wrote:
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She could whip me... :lol:
I was thinking the same thing. If I wasn't married of course.
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Meanwhile, Fascism in New Zealand is trending. :coffee:


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JohnStOnge wrote:
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AZGrizFan wrote:
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She could whip me... :lol:
I was thinking the same thing. If she didn't look so old of course.
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Baldy wrote:
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Meanwhile, Fascism in New Zealand is trending. :coffee:

But it’s perfectly OK if the Left does it.
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Ivytalk wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:17 am
Baldy wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:48 pm
Meanwhile, Fascism in New Zealand is trending. :coffee:

But it’s perfectly OK if the Left does it.
Are we comparing apples to oranges? Aren't elections usually a lot more fluid with parliamentary systems?

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Ivytalk wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:17 am
Baldy wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:48 pm
Meanwhile, Fascism in New Zealand is trending. :coffee:

But it’s perfectly OK if the Left does it.
I've been in the hills since last Wednesday but are lefties supporting this? I dunno...i'm catching up on 100s of emails and the news.

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UNI88 wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:33 am
Ivytalk wrote:
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But it’s perfectly OK if the Left does it.
Are we comparing apples to oranges? Aren't elections usually a lot more fluid with parliamentary systems?
I don't think so. The last time elections were delayed in NZ was 80 years ago...during WWII. That doesn't seem to be very fluid to me.

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Baldy wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:45 am
UNI88 wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:33 am

Are we comparing apples to oranges? Aren't elections usually a lot more fluid with parliamentary systems?
I don't think so. The last time elections were delayed in NZ was 80 years ago...during WWII. That doesn't seem to be very fluid to me.
Are you sure? Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reveals September 19 election date. They've already been moved back once.

I don't know about NZ specifically but do parliamentary systems have a firm election date set by law (like the Tuesday after the first Monday of the month)? They probably have to call them within a certain timeframe but I seem to remember prime ministers calling for elections when they felt it was appropriate (i.e. when they thought their party would retain control) or when forced to (by a no-confidence vote).

Who requested the delay in NZ? Will the elections still occur within the legally required timeframe?

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:lol: :lol: :lol:


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CA, on top of 39.6% top fed income tax rate, and highest in the nation 13.3% state rate.
AB1253 would add surcharges of 1% to incomes (joint or single) between roughly $1 million and $2 million, 3% on income between $2 million and $5 million, and 3.5% on income greater than $5 million, bringing the top rate to 16.8%.
But wait, there's more: 1st in the nation wealth tax proposed, bill AB2008:
would hit about 30,400 California residents and raise an estimated $7.5 billion for the general fund.

The proposed tax rate would be 0.4% of net worth (most likely ended up far higher), excluding directly held real estate, that exceeds $30 million for single and joint filers and $15 million for married filing separately.
https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/ne ... 482011.php

I saw the CA donk legislator Robert Bonita on TV also stating that the bill would tax the rich 10 years AFTER they moved out of CA (which of course would be challenged in court).

Might as well rename those bills "Drive the rich out of California Acts".. :lol:
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SDHornet wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:46 am
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Nice rack.... :coffee:
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BDKJMU wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:04 pm
CA, on top of 39.6% top fed income tax rate, and highest in the nation 13.3% state rate.
AB1253 would add surcharges of 1% to incomes (joint or single) between roughly $1 million and $2 million, 3% on income between $2 million and $5 million, and 3.5% on income greater than $5 million, bringing the top rate to 16.8%.
But wait, there's more: 1st in the nation wealth tax proposed, bill AB2008:
would hit about 30,400 California residents and raise an estimated $7.5 billion for the general fund.

The proposed tax rate would be 0.4% of net worth (most likely ended up far higher), excluding directly held real estate, that exceeds $30 million for single and joint filers and $15 million for married filing separately.
https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/ne ... 482011.php

I saw the CA donk legislator Robert Bonita on TV also stating that the bill would tax the rich 10 years AFTER they moved out of CA (which of course would be challenged in court).

Might as well rename those bills "Drive the rich out of California Acts".. :lol:
I read this earlier. What an idiotic move. Do they actually expect this to pass? Democrats can't stop stepping on their own feet. :ohno:
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Ibanez wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:18 pm
SDHornet wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:46 am
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Nice rack.... :coffee:
Before I even read what was on the tweet, or saw your reply, those were the exact 2 words I was thinking.. :lol:
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BDKJMU wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:46 pm
Ibanez wrote:
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Nice rack.... :coffee:
Before I even read what was on the tweet, or saw your reply, those were the exact 2 words I was thinking.. :lol:
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Ibanez wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:20 pm
BDKJMU wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:04 pm
CA, on top of 39.6% top fed income tax rate, and highest in the nation 13.3% state rate.



But wait, there's more: 1st in the nation wealth tax proposed, bill AB2008:

https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/ne ... 482011.php

I saw the CA donk legislator Robert Bonita on TV also stating that the bill would tax the rich 10 years AFTER they moved out of CA (which of course would be challenged in court).

Might as well rename those bills "Drive the rich out of California Acts".. :lol:
I read this earlier. What an idiotic move. Do they actually expect this to pass? Democrats can't stop stepping on their own feet. :ohno:
If it passes it sounds like it will be retroactive for 2020. New York is considering a similar bill.

One thing I find funny about their estimates of money that it will raise is that they assume that the base conditions (people or businesses) will not change. It has shown in the past that people adapt to new tax laws and the revenues are never as high as they projected.
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Ivytalk wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:17 am
Baldy wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:48 pm
Meanwhile, Fascism in New Zealand is trending. :coffee:

But it’s perfectly OK if the Left does it.
I don't think this is a left/right thing. Opposition parties requested the delay.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/1 ... rus-396978
The election had been scheduled for Sept. 19 but will now be held on Oct. 17. Opposition parties had sought a delay after the virus outbreak prompted the government last week to put Auckland under a two-week lockdown and halted election campaigning.
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Well, I believe that I must tell the truth
And say things as they really are
But if I told the truth and nothing but the truth
Could I ever be a star?

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JohnStOnge wrote:
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Wow. Brains too!

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-release ... 39994.html

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Babylon Bee suspended from Twitter, not given a reason why.

Can't wait to see what this'll turn out to be. :roll:
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Pwns wrote:Babylon Bee suspended from Twitter, not given a reason why.

Can't wait to see what this'll turn out to be. :roll:
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Example #5209582834759 of American Privilege
The shortage is even being felt by the young.

Take Jen Vicker, of Bollingbrook, Ill. Her 10-year old daughter woke up with a loose tooth recently and worried the tooth fairy wouldn’t be able to pay because of the shortage, unaware her parents had a stash of coins set aside.

So she wrote a note: “Dear tooth fairy, you may already know this but there is a national coin shortage in America. You usually leave me dollar coins, but until this situation is resolved, I would like cash for my teeth. I apologize for the inconvenience.”
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