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Re: A Home For Bruce

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:54 pm

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I don't want to eat him, I just think he can afford to pay higher taxes.
He won't.

Not even if the "Green New Deal" goes through.

People like that never pay the nominal marginal rate, and didn't back in the 1950s when we had even higher nominal marginal rates than the our current crop of "socialists" are asking for.

In those days, even middle class types did tax shelters to some extent.


But in general, why assume what rich people do with all that money is more evil than what the government would do with it?
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Re: A Home For Bruce

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Re: A Home For Bruce

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:34 am

that's too beautiful.

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Re: A Home For Bruce

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:11 am

That must be Japan.

水谷茶屋

The Mizutani Chaya in Nara apparently. Or "water valley tea shop"
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Re: A Home For Bruce

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Re: A Home For Bruce

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:23 am

Nice house but the yard could use a little landscaping work.
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Post by Doctor X » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:35 am

面白い。

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Re: A Home For Bruce

Post by sparks » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:51 pm

Witness wrote:
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Out of all of Bruce's homes, I like this one the best. Only improvement would be an ocean view. :)
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Re: A Home For Bruce

Post by ed » Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:22 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:54 pm
Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:53 am
I don't want to eat him, I just think he can afford to pay higher taxes.
He won't.

Not even if the "Green New Deal" goes through.

People like that never pay the nominal marginal rate, and didn't back in the 1950s when we had even higher nominal marginal rates than the our current crop of "socialists" are asking for.

In those days, even middle class types did tax shelters to some extent.


But in general, why assume what rich people do with all that money is more evil than what the government would do with it?
Agree. The point that people miss is that you don't keep money in a vault a la Scrooge mcDuck, viz
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And that if you care about "the people" then the most efficient way to get money into peoples hands is by letting people in all brackets keep more.
Money gets spent, if it gets invested it goes to companies who use it to grow diversify and expand into new markets. If it is in cash then it gets fucking spent. Wine women song. So? Local shopkeepers, local hookers and the arts is the way I see it.

Does anyone here really think that the idiots in washington woiuld spend it in a more worthwhile manner?
Here, lets see what the drunken sailors did in 2015 with $1,000,000,000,000+
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That look good to you? Fine, give them more. I would prefer to support my local businesses.
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Re: A Home For Bruce

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:58 pm

Bit of a digression. How much does Scrooge McDuck weigh?

The way he dives in and wallows around in heaps of gold coins implies a hellacious degree of density.
Normal density flesh would just hit the surface painfully.

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But even Uncle Scrooge is arguably doing less harm than governments.
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Re: A Home For Bruce

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Re: A Home For Bruce

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Re: A Home For Bruce

Post by sparks » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:46 am

Looks like an outtake from 'Dr. Zhivago'.
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Re: A Home For Bruce

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:34 pm


The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: A Home For Bruce

Post by sparks » Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:55 pm

That is a thing of beauty.
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Re: A Home For Bruce

Post by Witness » Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:02 am

Bruce's home and his little backyard laboratory:

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Re: A Home For Bruce

Post by Bruce » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:00 am

Always wanted a backyard laboratory. 8)
Such potential!

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Re: A Home For Bruce

Post by sparks » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:25 am

Everyone needs a hobby! :)
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