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by Barry
May 7th, 2010, 10:06 pm
Forum: Rant, Rage & Laugh
Topic: Fluctuations
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Funny bit, Doreen. :)

My grandmother once told me of a British lady saying, "Oh skit," in frustration after having it explained to her over and over how we pronounce schedule here in America.

Peace,
Barry
by Barry
May 7th, 2010, 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of unemployment
Replies: 103
Views: 4564

In short, no income tax applies for a couple’s first $1,600 each month. Even if this were factual, about which I have my doubts, that barely covers the mortgage for most folks. What about food, car insurance, car payment, electricity, water, fuel, gasoline, college tuition, phone, internet, cable T...
by Barry
May 7th, 2010, 9:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of unemployment
Replies: 103
Views: 4564

Here's a thought...Gov't., be it state or federal, wants to attract businesses to their locale. For simplification, let's use states. Businesses need quality employees, educated, responsible, dependable people. But such people, the majority of whom have children, might be averse to living in a local...
by Barry
May 7th, 2010, 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of unemployment
Replies: 103
Views: 4564

http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html The first sentence of Article 1, Section 2, (the powers of Congress) of the US Constitution, stated that Congress had the power to levy direct taxes apportioned among the states. This sentence was nullified by the 14th Amendment. Sentence four of Section 9 (t...
by Barry
May 6th, 2010, 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of unemployment
Replies: 103
Views: 4564

This was your entire answer. Whatever taxations were used pre 1913 So, to be clear... How did the gov't manage to collect enough revenue to run things before the 16th Amendment, without committing "economic suicide"? How was taxation handled by the gov't before the 16th Amendment, without committing...
by Barry
May 6th, 2010, 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of unemployment
Replies: 103
Views: 4564

Skipped right over the whole how was economic suicide avoided before the 16th Amendment question, didn't you? Typically how it's done in your camp. Oh well, and I was really hoping for an insightful answer.

Peace,
Barry
by Barry
May 5th, 2010, 6:33 pm
Forum: Artstalk
Topic: Grateful Dead Spirit of Creation
Replies: 3
Views: 958

Grateful Dead Spirit of Creation

This is a poster from an SDS Ball in 1969, at the University of Utah Union Ballroom. I got it in the early 90's, back when I made and sold tie-dyes. A friend introduced me to a young woman visiting him who had this poster. She said her dad was the photographer and her brother was the model, and she ...
by Barry
May 5th, 2010, 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of unemployment
Replies: 103
Views: 4564

I got your message, NS. And that's a very astute observation on business and taxes. I thank you for it. Yes, businesses will always pass on to the consumer (in price increases) whatever taxes they pay. Have you ever heard of one passing on tax cuts in the form of price decreases? As for John & Mary,...
by Barry
May 5th, 2010, 11:32 am
Forum: Culture, Politics, Philosophy
Topic: Global awareness
Replies: 8
Views: 752

When I was a boy, like seven or so, I was with my mom and dad in Chinatown in San Francisco. There was a woman speaking Chinese, not a word of which could I understand. I remember the confusion, the wishing I could "hear" what she was saying. Then she laughed, and it was like all the sudden I knew C...
by Barry
May 4th, 2010, 5:22 pm
Forum: Music, Spoken Word & Video
Topic: Living With Roommates - Video Series
Replies: 6
Views: 653

I watched about six of these yesterday. They are hilarious, yet insightful, too.

Peace,
Barry
by Barry
May 4th, 2010, 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of unemployment
Replies: 103
Views: 4564

Okay, NS, try this one on for size... Businesses are taxed on their profit alone, quite often a very small percentage of their overall receipts, or cash-flow. Three percent is considered an acceptable profit margin in a business. So if a business has annual gross receipts of, say, $70,000 (to keep i...
by Barry
May 3rd, 2010, 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of unemployment
Replies: 103
Views: 4564

It is my personal belief that some sort of high-money powered group behind the scenes, paid it's way in to run the country to their benefit. . . I believe BHO will allow this group of ignorant thugs that have been imbalancing the American system of capitalism for the past few decades to reveal them...
by Barry
May 3rd, 2010, 7:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: how supply siders view education
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Excellent points, sweet, very astute. As to your comments regarding Reagan and supply-side, trickle down economics vis a vi saving versus spending, let's not forget it was during the Reagan administration that personal savings accounts were taxed as income for the first time, taxed once as payroll d...
by Barry
May 2nd, 2010, 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of unemployment
Replies: 103
Views: 4564

We got a guy running for governor here in Oregon on the slogan, "We don't need more taxes; we need more taxpayers," the theory being, provide incentives for business to locate in our state (meaning tax them little or nothing at all) and they will locate there, providing more jobs, allowing more peop...
by Barry
April 29th, 2010, 9:26 pm
Forum: Constantine
Topic: epigram #1
Replies: 8
Views: 537

The narrator's talking about himself, right? Because anything else would be...but it is understandable.

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