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I’m here cuz I stumbled upon it while looking for another domain. Just was researching. well, I’ve got an acct now. Maybe I’ll learn the INs and Outs. Possibly stay, we will SEE.
I enjoy jumping over FRench drainage troughs and swEDish manhole COVERS.
I don't understand the codes sentence and the FRED !
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Also taking Medicare premiums out of SS when people have been paying those premiums via payroll deductions same as they pay into SS is a giant scam as well and needs to be stopped.
 
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I’m here cuz I stumbled upon it while looking for another domain. Just was researching. well, I’ve got an acct now. Maybe I’ll learn the INs and Outs. Possibly stay, we will SEE.
I enjoy jumping over FRench drainage troughs and swEDish manhole COVERS.
I don't understand the codes sentence and the FRED ! View attachment 445837 :laugh:
Moi non plus.
You are the one who post it not me :laugh:
 

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I don't understand the codes sentence and the FRED !
Moi non plus.
You are the one who post it not me
No, I posted neither.
WaRRior4HIM posted "Fred"
... and you posted "codes".
Still if i'm been here for 4 years i still can't respond just like that , i have to catch the mentality of the post , i mean sometime it could be humor or not ? and some member seem to speak in code
 
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I don't understand the codes sentence and the FRED !
Moi non plus.
You are the one who post it not me
No, I posted neither.
WaRRior4HIM posted "Fred"
... and you posted "codes".
Still if i'm been here for 4 years i still can't respond just like that , i have to catch the mentality of the post , i mean sometime it could be humor or not ? and some member seem to speak in code
I know it was only humor ;)
 
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I don't understand the codes sentence and the FRED !
Moi non plus.
You are the one who post it not me
No, I posted neither.
WaRRior4HIM posted "Fred"
... and you posted "codes".
Still if i'm been here for 4 years i still can't respond just like that , i have to catch the mentality of the post , i mean sometime it could be humor or not ? and some member seem to speak in code
The new member WaRRior4HIM maybe though that you were call Fred ?
 

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I don't understand the codes sentence and the FRED !
Moi non plus.
You are the one who post it not me
No, I posted neither.
WaRRior4HIM posted "Fred"
... and you posted "codes".
Still if i'm been here for 4 years i still can't respond just like that , i have to catch the mentality of the post , i mean sometime it could be humor or not ? and some member seem to speak in code
The new member WaRRior4HIM maybe though that you were call Fred ?
In any case, many of us will now always remember him as Fred.
 

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I don't understand the codes sentence and the FRED !
Moi non plus.
You are the one who post it not me
No, I posted neither.
WaRRior4HIM posted "Fred"
... and you posted "codes".
Still if i'm been here for 4 years i still can't respond just like that , i have to catch the mentality of the post , i mean sometime it could be humor or not ? and some member seem to speak in code
The new member WaRRior4HIM maybe though that you were call Fred ?
In any case, many of us will now always remember him as Fred.
No, you won't. Fred looks like this:
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I registered in 2016 because of the American election and to be able to speak with Americans because in France I think that the French do not really know what is happening exactly they are the victims of CNN:laugh:
It’s easy for you to come and participate me it’s not that easy for me because I sometimes feel embarrassed to answer because I have to make sure not to make too much mistake and really grasp the American mentality that I’m not but there’s something that makes me remains is that here i have a lot of member that are nice with me but i still wish that i could just respond to a post just like you do.
But that is the difference i don't feel comfortable somewhere else.

Do you feel like me , i mean does this place make you feel like it is the best place to go on internet ?
I wonder sometimes.
Hello Gipper, I feel a bit like you because I am told that I am not American and that I should close my mouth coming mainly from democrats it is annoying in the long run :(and I do not understand why when I ask a simple question I do not often have a answer?:dunno:
And also when there’s an interesting subject suddenly nobody talks anymore? And I’m also surprised that prehistory doesn’t interest more members than that? I would have liked to try a quizz about the Prehistoric but it probably won’t work.:laugh:
On the other hand, we could express yourself more freely then a lot of other site and that is a really good thing;)
 
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I didn't say it was the metric; I said it should be.
Why? ... honest curiosity ... folks are already paying SS taxes on this money at 7.65% ... why not shimmy the brackets instead ...
people ,making the bottom wage should be tax exempt; they're already getting banged for other payroll taxes along with sales taxes and now they even tax utility bills.I also agree that SS should be cut back with the MW raise, to somewhere near 2.5-3% per contributor, or 5-6% total. The deficits can be made up from the projects it was raise for, like a road tax and taxes on fuel and batteries etc., and put back into a SS fund, an in turn the payouts also raised to reflect real inflation.

Also, some labor categories should be allow to draw it in full early, like construction laborers, truck drivers, and others prone to early injury. Somebody who sat on their asses in careers can wait a couple more years to start drawing it, while raising the cutoff levels of wages that pay in.
Good read, and yes this sort of thinking should have been being debated for years until it was perfected or the system reformed. How could or can we trust the lot of politician's we've had throughout these years when they've done nothing but play us ????? They gained way to much power over the years using decisiveness and switch and bait tactics on us.... Anyone that can't see it is part of the problems, and not the solutions. Thanks for your post. Hopefully people will debate these things more, and the uprising will begin against corrupt Washington politics.
 

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Poor people don't pay taxes, so how exactly did Trump take poor people's money and give it to the rich?
By reducing the income tax take thereby increasing wealthy people's income while increasing debt to make up for it. Poor people pay FICA, sales, property and other taxes.

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Tax revenue (% of GDP) - United States | Data
They also don't make enough to qualify for a lot of tax deductions and subsidies the middle and upper classes get.
 

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I didn't say it was the metric; I said it should be.
Why? ... honest curiosity ... folks are already paying SS taxes on this money at 7.65% ... why not shimmy the brackets instead ...
people ,making the bottom wage should be tax exempt; they're already getting banged for other payroll taxes along with sales taxes and now they even tax utility bills.I also agree that SS should be cut back with the MW raise, to somewhere near 2.5-3% per contributor, or 5-6% total. The deficits can be made up from the projects it was raise for, like a road tax and taxes on fuel and batteries etc., and put back into a SS fund, an in turn the payouts also raised to reflect real inflation.

Also, some labor categories should be allow to draw it in full early, like construction laborers, truck drivers, and others prone to early injury. Somebody who sat on their asses in careers can wait a couple more years to start drawing it, while raising the cutoff levels of wages that pay in.
Good read, and yes this sort of thinking should have been being debated for years until it was perfected or the system reformed. How could or can we trust the lot of politician's we've had throughout these years when they've done nothing but play us ????? They gained way to much power over the years using decisiveness and switch and bait tactics on us.... Anyone that can't see it is part of the problems, and not the solutions. Thanks for your post. Hopefully people will debate these things more, and the uprising will begin against corrupt Washington politics.
All points made by others over the years, like Ross Perot, Milton Freidman, F.A. Hayek, Daniel Moynihan, etc., that sounded like good common sense to me. I'm a 'radical moderate', with one 'socialist' idea I got from Henry George, and that is funding at least part of the military budget ad Border Patrol via a national property tax.
 

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I didn't say it was the metric; I said it should be.
Why? ... honest curiosity ... folks are already paying SS taxes on this money at 7.65% ... why not shimmy the brackets instead ...
people ,making the bottom wage should be tax exempt; they're already getting banged for other payroll taxes along with sales taxes and now they even tax utility bills.I also agree that SS should be cut back with the MW raise, to somewhere near 2.5-3% per contributor, or 5-6% total. The deficits can be made up from the projects it was raise for, like a road tax and taxes on fuel and batteries etc., and put back into a SS fund, an in turn the payouts also raised to reflect real inflation.

Also, some labor categories should be allow to draw it in full early, like construction laborers, truck drivers, and others prone to early injury. Somebody who sat on their asses in careers can wait a couple more years to start drawing it, while raising the cutoff levels of wages that pay in.
Good read, and yes this sort of thinking should have been being debated for years until it was perfected or the system reformed. How could or can we trust the lot of politician's we've had throughout these years when they've done nothing but play us ????? They gained way to much power over the years using decisiveness and switch and bait tactics on us.... Anyone that can't see it is part of the problems, and not the solutions. Thanks for your post. Hopefully people will debate these things more, and the uprising will begin against corrupt Washington politics.
All points made by others over the years, like Ross Perot, Milton Freidman, F.A. Hayek, Daniel Moynihan, etc., that sounded like good common sense to me. I'm a 'radical moderate', with one 'socialist' idea I got from Henry George, and that is funding at least part of the military budget ad Border Patrol via a national property tax.
Keep going Dudley. Everyone needs to be more involved now than they ever were in the history of this country.
 

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I live close to Lyon but it is more countryside . un petit village.
Lequel?
Still if i'm been here for 4 years i still can't respond just like that , i have to catch the mentality of the post , i mean sometime it could be humor or not ? and some member seem to speak in code :laugh:
The modern day English also has between 11,000 to 13,000 idioms, meaning phrases used to describe something or to provide a comparison. Some sources support that there are even more than 13,000! An example Delia is” it’s raining cats and dogs“ meaning it’s a heavy downpour and not that cats and dogs are truly falling from the sky! Lol The expression originated back to a time when so many stray cats lived on rooftops and during a heavy rain they would fall off- England for one.

Considering this additional confusing element (verb tenses are hard as well imo), that many English speakers insert regularly into their words, you’re doing a great job!
 

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