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#20890 Jan 1, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>Hmmm .. the VAT or sales tax means that every citizen is taxed the same rate.. so it's much like a flat tax .... but of course the rich buy more and more expensive things so this would ensure they pay more tax because it is based on expenditure.
How do you feel about a luxury tax? for example .. if someone buys a used car the tax is 5%. If they buy a new car under $20,000 they pay 8%. If they buy a new car worth over $50,000 they pay 10%, also for boats, campers, RV's and other items almost exclusivley bought by the rich?
I hate luxury tax. We tried it and it put our boat building industry out of business. People just bought expensive boats in other countries. I guess at the core I don't like government making judgment over choices

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#20891 Jan 1, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
Wishing Good Health, Happiness and Prosperity
to all the wonderful folk here in the kitchen.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Good morning El. We made it though a new year without to many bumps :)

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#20892 Jan 1, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
The world didn't end, despite the Mayan calendar and we made it to 2013.
Happy New Year to one and all in the Kichen.
And to you too Tony . all the best

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#20893 Jan 1, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>The sales taxx varies by county?? That's insane!! Here it is by province (same as yuor states)... actually I think it should be one rate federally ... keep it simple.
I agree with simple.

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#20894 Jan 1, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
Wishing Good Health, Happiness and Prosperity
to all the wonderful folk here in the kitchen.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
And to you and P and your feline brood.

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#20895 Jan 1, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
The world didn't end, despite the Mayan calendar and we made it to 2013.

Happy New Year to one and all in the Kichen.
Some things are really just beyond all comprehension, aren't they Tony ;-)

Happy New Year and here's to good ski weather in the Alps.

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#20896 Jan 1, 2013
tallyho wrote:
the ist day of a new year , and then a week, plus a month adds up to a great year of the Snake
I was born under the year of the Horse.....

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#20897 Jan 1, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
I was born under the year of the Horse.....
I was born under the year of the rat :) Kind of embarrassing

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#20898 Jan 1, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>I was born under the year of the rat :) Kind of embarrassing
LOL! As was my sister .....

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Saint Neots, UK

#20899 Jan 1, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>I was born under the year of the rat :) Kind of embarrassing
Suspect I was born under the year of the idle b*stard, but haven't managed to live up to it yet!

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#20900 Jan 1, 2013
Rat: quick-witted, smart, charming, and persuasive

Ox: patient, kind, stubborn, and conservative

Tiger: authoritative, emotional, courageous, and intense

Rabbit: popular, compassionate, and sincere

Dragon: energetic, fearless, warm-hearted, and charismatic

Snake: charming, gregarious, introverted, generous, and smart

Horse: energetic, independent, impatient, and enjoy traveling

Sheep: mild-mannered, shy, kind, and peace-loving

Monkey: fun, energetic, and active

Rooster: independent, practical, hard-working, and observant

Dog: patient, diligent, generous, faithful, and kind

Pig: loving, tolerant, honest, and appreciative of luxury

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#20901 Jan 1, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
Suspect I was born under the year of the idle b*stard, but haven't managed to live up to it yet!
LOL! Spill the beans then Tony, which one are you?

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#20902 Jan 1, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
Suspect I was born under the year of the idle b*stard, but haven't managed to live up to it yet!
Is there a year of the woodpecker? I think I would have liked to have been born in that one.

It's a "red-letter" day for I observed 2 pileated woodpeckers at the same time at the woods' edge nearest my house this morn. I don't ever remember seeing but one at a time. Heard 2 or more drumming occasionally, but this was something special.

Could be an omen???

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#20903 Jan 1, 2013
Hoping for a wonderful New Year's Day for everyone in the Kitchen!

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#20904 Jan 1, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>Suspect I was born under the year of the idle b*stard, but haven't managed to live up to it yet!
Not a fan of the Chinese Zodiac are you Tony?

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#20905 Jan 1, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
Rat: quick-witted, smart, charming, and persuasive

Ox: patient, kind, stubborn, and conservative

Tiger: authoritative, emotional, courageous, and intense

Rabbit: popular, compassionate, and sincere

Dragon: energetic, fearless, warm-hearted, and charismatic

Snake: charming, gregarious, introverted, generous, and smart

Horse: energetic, independent, impatient, and enjoy traveling

Sheep: mild-mannered, shy, kind, and peace-loving

Monkey: fun, energetic, and active

Rooster: independent, practical, hard-working, and observant

Dog: patient, diligent, generous, faithful, and kind

Pig: loving, tolerant, honest, and appreciative of luxury
1966 - the Fire Horse

http://pages.infinit.net/garrick/chinese/hors...

Sent from my iPhone

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#20906 Jan 1, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
Wishing Good Health, Happiness and Prosperity
to all the wonderful folk here in the kitchen.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
The very same wishes for the wonderful Mostess Hostess and Mr. P!

On the BBC World News service, I viewed the London New Years celebrations and so much fireworks! Stayed up to watch the ball drop at Times Square NYC, and the good time had by all.

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#20907 Jan 1, 2013
I'm looking up there at the characteristics of the animals...I think I can honestly say that 'sheep' seems to tipify myself. LOL! j/k

'Morning Denny, Quincy, Cuz Luke and Tony....

Hope this proves to be a good one for all...and thank you for your warm greetings.

pitch black here now..and rather chilly...no snow as yet
on the horison here.

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#20908 Jan 1, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
I'm looking up there at the characteristics of the animals...I think I can honestly say that 'sheep' seems to tipify myself. LOL! j/k
'Morning Denny, Quincy, Cuz Luke and Tony....
Hope this proves to be a good one for all...and thank you for your warm greetings.
pitch black here now..and rather chilly...no snow as yet
on the horison here.
Still a wintery wonderland here in middle-earth Indiana, Cuz Eleanor.

I'm embarrassed to write that I too was going to look up something -- dont' think it was animal-related though -- but got distracted by the TV content, and then completely blanked out on the nature of the quest!

Argggh... hope THAT'S not an omen!!??

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REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

#20909 Jan 1, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning sweet Flower. On New Years eve I party all night long. Of course I use England as my new year time. So at 6:00 our time it is midnight in London :)
Good morning, Denny! Wakey wakey ... New Years Day today ... Happy New Year! FC <3 ...

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