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“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#725 Jul 1, 2013
Thinking wrote:
You're right about US Corporations. I gave evidence in SFO's tax courts in 2008 on behalf of a US Corp against an IRS claim of $1.7bn.
The IRS settled for less than $200m. The IRS didn't seem very competent to me.
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It's not... the staff is underpaid for what they must do.

And it often gets told to "back off" by a purchased senator or congress-kritter...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#726 Jul 1, 2013
emperorjohn wrote:
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I agree with you again. I see no reason for the government to stick it's nose into the private lives of people. I am all for it as long as people are not being harmed and children not being molested.
I find it strange that conservatives preach against big government and yet they are the first to push government into the private life.
Yes-- but want no government at all in business....!

They are truly driven by money & greed.
Thinking

Lymington, UK

#727 Jul 2, 2013
It was a fscinating experience. Our lawyers were real high flyers, whereas the IRS lawyer that cross examined me looked a mess. I snapped at him a couple of times and he just took it.

I do think the US needs to cut corporation tax to something sensible like 21%, but in return, it needs to be paid! Until then, US debts will rise.
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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It's not... the staff is underpaid for what they must do.
And it often gets told to "back off" by a purchased senator or congress-kritter...

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#728 Jul 2, 2013
Aura Mytha wrote:
Yup, ridiculous.

“Educating the uneducated”

Since: Aug 12

Montreal

#729 Jul 2, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
<quoted text>I agree-- multiple, group marriages? Yep-- so long as everyone is of age, and consenting.

Same thing with limited marriages-- i.e. ones that automatically end after a specific time interval-- why not? Renewal optional. Would save ever so much needless expenses.

In short, anything consenting adults can come up with, with regards to a legal living arrangement ought to be at least considered.

Why not a non-sexual life partner, with all the **legal** benefits typically granted to marriage partners? Could be quite useful for some, who are past wanting an intimate relationship, but would like to have someone to share in the expenses and liabilities.

I think ugly religious bigotry has had it's day, and it's high time to dump the whole shebang, when it comes to dictating rules of marriages.
The worst part is that marriage was never religious to begin with.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#730 Jul 2, 2013
Thinking wrote:
It was a fscinating experience. Our lawyers were real high flyers, whereas the IRS lawyer that cross examined me looked a mess. I snapped at him a couple of times and he just took it.
I do think the US needs to cut corporation tax to something sensible like 21%, but in return, it needs to be paid! Until then, US debts will rise.
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I agree and I agree -- cut the rates to a reasonable value, and then everyone pays their share, no exceptions.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#731 Jul 2, 2013
Lacez wrote:
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The worst part is that marriage was never religious to begin with.
Indeed it was not; I suspect we humans inherited the behavior in large part, due to having offspring who need another 18 years to mature properly...

... in contrast to other mammals. Take your typical horse-- within a short time after being born, a newborn colt is on his feet, able to run alongside his mother.

Or a chimpanzee? Within 3 years, mature enough to hold his or her own within the chimp community.

By going to a monogamous arrangement, our selfish genes help ensure that it is **they** that get passed on, and not some interloper.

This was encouraged by human females having hidden estrus.

Of course, in this modern era, we ought to be able to rise above our instinctive predilections.

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