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Message 120 of 582 (896774)
08-21-2022 8:20 PM
Reply to: Message 119 by kjsimons
08-21-2022 5:46 PM


Re: Fiat Money Pros & Cons
yes.
and CCCP is pronounced "ess-ess-ess-air".
standing for something like ??-sovietski-?-sotcheyallascheechulspeak-raycepooblickee, a big tongue twister for me when i first heard it in my russian class.
the study of Astrophysics encouraged learning russian for reading their scientific journals.

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

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Message 122 of 582 (896777)
08-21-2022 11:27 PM
Reply to: Message 121 by AZPaul3
08-21-2022 9:44 PM


Re: Fiat Money Pros & Cons
AZPaul3 quips
These days it's mandarin.
I can't remember reading any specific Chinese astrophysics books, but the first book by Carl Sagan I read was his first one: an updating of a translated 1963 book by the Russian astronomer I S Shklovskii. This collaboration, published under both their names, was titled Intelligent Life in the Universe (1966).
In it they discuss SETI and at the end humorously, but seriously, go into length about whether there is life on Earth and how ET might be able to detect it.

Edited by xongsmith, : fix line break in middle of I S Shklovskii's name.


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Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

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Message 145 of 582 (904487)
12-30-2022 4:34 PM
Reply to: Message 144 by Phat
12-30-2022 3:37 PM


Re: Trump Card
Phat asks:
How are you going to tax them? They have legal loopholes. Fair is not the issue.
By electing Representatives and Senators who will KILL those FUCKING LOOPHOLES.
Since all Republicans and a good amount of Democrats all suck the Cocks of
the 0.1% richest, we have to start at the beginning. the whole of congress can be replaced in 6 years.

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

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Message 187 of 582 (909181)
03-29-2023 3:17 AM
Reply to: Message 185 by Theodoric
03-28-2023 8:22 PM


Re: income tax
i'm retired now with only SS income plus bank interest under $100.00. To owe any taxes the annualized SS figure and that plus the interest has to be multiplied by 0.5 and the result for married, filing separately living apart for the whole of 2022 has to be more than $25,000. so I don't have to file and also the withholding was 0.00 so i don't have to file to get that back and therefore I save a stamp.

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

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Message 261 of 582 (910396)
04-22-2023 10:18 AM
Reply to: Message 257 by nwr
04-21-2023 11:50 AM


Re: Krugman
nwr at the end about EV vehicles writes:
I have no current plans to buy one.
Nice pun!

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

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Message 298 of 582 (910790)
05-15-2023 7:58 AM
Reply to: Message 296 by Phat
05-15-2023 7:30 AM


Re: How do we pay for trade?
what a totally fucked view...
you think Theodoric was saying
Phat writes:
Corporations belong to the US Government?
and
all the while their oppressed people(yes, they are communists) wait patiently for the day when our system collapses while theirs finally is able to pay its middle class what they are worth.
why would the CCP ever pay them what they're worth?
and
And don't whine and blame the GOP for holding the debt ceiling hostage. They simply want to remind everybody that you cant borrow forever.
no they dont. if they did they would have told Trump to stop his shit. all they want is something to paint the Dems bad for rubes like you, so enough of you will vote to re-elect their criminal buddies.
the current administration is fighting a swarm of vicious, cruel Terrorists within the USA known as Republicans. and you poke holes in Biden not aware of the damage you do, to the glee of the Terrorist Republicans.

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

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Message 305 of 582 (910810)
05-16-2023 7:53 AM
Reply to: Message 304 by Tanypteryx
05-15-2023 4:30 PM


Re: How do we pay for trade?
Tanypterix writes:
And the only reason the rest of the world won't get paid is if the Republicans refuse to raise the debt limit. This also means that no federal employees including the military will be paid, no Social Security or Medicare. Those fuckers are campaigning for the Democrats!
‚Äč
As the cartoon of the elephant in the shrinks office that's circulating around facebook captions it, the Republicans have Deficit Attention Disorder.

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Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

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