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post #3181 of 5454
Some idiot friend of a friend made a completely-untrue, baggeresque claim about the evils of the IRS, and got piiiiiiiissed when I called him on it with a polite question. It was awesome. laugh.gif
post #3182 of 5454
It's a cliche, but show rather than tell.
post #3183 of 5454
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

It's a cliche, but show rather than tell.

x2. Frankly I'm curious what evil thing he could have said about the IRS that is not true. Unless he said something like they sacrifice babies in the basement, and that's not not true it just hasn't been proven yet.
post #3184 of 5454
I just went to do some copy-paste action, and it looks like most of the posts were deleted. It must have been the mutual friend who deleted them from her status, because both his and mine are gone and there are only a couple left. I was going to copy those couple, but they're pretty lame without more context.

The post I called out is:

"You mean an agency that exists to take a percentage of the money we earn and then also takes a percentage of the money we spend. Fucking thieves."

I said:

"I'm not taking a particular position here, but can someone show me where the IRS collects taxes on the money we spend?"

This put him in full-on meltdown mode where he called me self-righteous, pompous, a dick, an asshole, and an assortment of other colorful names. He even started talking shit about my favorite college football team. It was really amusing to see him escalate while all I did was post calm rebuttals to the stuff he was saying; I wish she hadn't deleted everything.
post #3185 of 5454
The IRS doesn't actually tax you for spending money (not generally), but it sure as heck taxes the people you give money to, meaning they have to charge you more.
post #3186 of 5454
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A second/third generation one...

The Latino vote will get more and more essential to win..

Like Zimmerman?
post #3187 of 5454
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

The IRS doesn't actually tax you for spending money (not generally), but it sure as heck taxes the people you give money to, meaning they have to charge you more.

Funny, I actually expected him to say something about excise taxes, and that would have been a legitimate point (even if I don't agree that it applies to his statement). Instead, he just went full bore into trying to argue that the IRS somehow deals with sales tax collection while peppering his argument with insults, which was convenient for me since it revealed him rather quickly as an idiot I didn't need to take seriously.
post #3188 of 5454
There is a concerted effort to apply state sales taxes on Internet purchases. The proposals I have seen designate the IRS as main collector which distributes it to states. So your friend may be incorrect today but give it 5 years.
post #3189 of 5454
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

The only people not watching BB but instead watching the VMAs were children.

I think MTV is reaching out to a 14 y/o demographic. It is a highly influencial consumer age, ideal for advertisers.
post #3190 of 5454
Someone posted that the Miley Cyrus performance was "skank-tastic". I think that sort of says it all, don't you?
post #3191 of 5454
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

There is a concerted effort to apply state sales taxes on Internet purchases. The proposals I have seen designate the IRS as main collector which distributes it to states. So your friend may be incorrect today but give it 5 years.

If they do actually start mandating sales tax collection (which is stupid for a myrid of reasons), they should make it based on the jurisdiction the business operates. I think Montana and Oregon might see a boom in internet retailers in that scenario.
post #3192 of 5454
It's not just excise taxes--what do you think the 50%+ taxes your doctor could be paying do to the cost of your medical treatment?
post #3193 of 5454
Thankfully not someone I know, but a response to this NPR article about Putin's claim that the Syrian rebels are the ones who launched the gas attack
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Does anyone understand that it's not about WHO used chemical weapons, but about the fact that chemical weapons were used?

I can just picture how self satisfied this idiotic person was writing this, thinking that she had really broken this issue down and gotten past all the petty squabbling.
post #3194 of 5454
And then there's this outrage of the week

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/09/12/red-lobster-suspends-waitress-who-received-none-nr-as-a-tip/

I mean, it sucks if someone really did stiff the woman and toss a slur at her, but Red Lobster can't have their waitresses flying off the handle and publishing people's full names for a howling internet revenge squad.

The comments are infuriating because everyone seems to think that Red Lobster should have "done something" about this. Like, apparently, hunt the guy down and show up at his house or something. People need to get out of their fucking bubble already.
post #3195 of 5454
They seem upset Red Lobster applied their long standing employment policies to her, because you know, the n word.
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