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Computer guy living in California.

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  1. about 14 hours ago on Dogs of C-Kennel

    True, but I’ll take America over Ukraine (or Russia) any day.

  2. about 14 hours ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Yes — Rat.

  3. about 14 hours ago on Pearls Before Swine

    So you say almost every day. (Hey, I’m a poet!)

  4. about 14 hours ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Wow, it sounds like somebody has issues. I despise Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, but I don’t feel the need to puke or call them POSes, much less talk about that in public. :-X

    I do call Schumer “Grandpa Chuck”, but that’s because of the way he looks over his glasses.

  5. about 14 hours ago on Pearls Before Swine

    At $8 per month, Pig will have paid Musk’s investment off in somewhat over 458 million years.

  6. about 14 hours ago on Pearls Before Swine

    To get money to fix their keyboard? :-P

    Seriously, successfully impersonating Musk (AKA identity theft) could get you some very nice bank loans that he would be responsible to pay back (or the bank would have to write off). You could retire to some nice beach house in Rio.

  7. about 14 hours ago on Pearls Before Swine

    I’ll let Homeland Security know so they can deport you. :-D

  8. about 14 hours ago on Pearls Before Swine

    They put some electric car chargers in front of our bank. They have two separate “nozzles” for different charging ports. I think fast charging and slow charging also require differences.

    One problem we’d have if we got an electric car would be charging it. Our garage is used for storage, so we’d need an outside charger or we’d need to charge at public charging stations.

    Finally, as I’ve said before, I think we should mandate an “approved” clean energy, then mandate that gas stations put in at least one “pump” for that technology (for which they’d get a tax credit).

    As gasoline cars got phased out, the requirement for more new “pumps” would go up until gas stations had (at most) one gas pump and one diesel pump (truck stops may be allowed more).

    Gas stations are nearly everywhere and would be the perfect place for that kind of infrastructure — if charging could be made faster.

  9. about 14 hours ago on Pearls Before Swine

    I remember when it was thought that, since only rich people bought Yachts, that a 50% luxury tax on yachts was a good way to generate revenue from the rich. Rich people thought that it was a better bargain to buy their yachts in Jamaica. Where there was once a yacht factory in Olathe, KS, there is now only unemployed yacht makers not paying taxes.

    That’s a cool story, but do you have a link? I tried three Google searches and read a history of Olathe and didn’t find anything about yachts being built there. Also, there doesn’t appear to be a major waterway there (although I could have missed it) and I’d think yacht builders would want to be near the coasts.

    I’m not saying you’re wrong — I’d just like more information about that as I couldn’t find any.

    It does sound like the rich and businesses, though. I remember a “60 Minutes” story about trying to get more taxes from businesses using international operations to “shield” money from U.S. taxes. The government created a law saying that companies headquartered in the U.S. had to pay taxes on overseas profits (or something similar), so companies moved their headquarters overseas.

    One of the most powerful parts of the story was Lesley Stahl going to some headquarters (Transocean in Switzerland) only to find it was a very small office that basically only had a receptionist and maybe a few other people.

    A Congressman threatened a law saying that the companies would be considered American if their executives were in America, so the company (and another) moved their executives to Geneva.

    Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/a-look-at-the-worlds-new-corporate-tax-havens-25-03-2011/

  10. about 15 hours ago on Pearls Before Swine

    President Biden is too smart to pardon a traitor and criminal like Trump. Ain’t gonna’ happen.

    Presidents pardon criminals all the time. That’s pretty much what pardons are for.

    Of course, a pardon would generally presume Trump had been convicted of something (Ford pardoning Nixon excepted), which hasn’t happened yet. Will Trump be convicted of something? Maybe, but I haven’t even heard of charges being filed. There have been some civil charges filed in New York, but no criminal charges.

    Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-09-21/trump-insiders-expect-civil-suit-from-new-york-attorney-general

    But, presuming Trump is convicted of something, why would Biden pardon him? Maybe the same reason Trump didn’t pursue Hillary once he got elected despite his calls to “lock her up” — it would be extremely divisive to put Trump in jail. In fact, Biden could do something similar — tell the Justice Department not to investigate Trump (but get any classified material back, of course).

    That wouldn’t prevent state charges, but it would avoid Biden being accused of politicizing any Trump wrong-doings (like Trump was accused of when dealing with Ukraine that led to Trump’s first impeachment).

    Pursuing a former President — and a candidate for President — could cause a firestorm. You saw what happened on January 6th because some idiots thought Trump was “cheated”, right? Imagine what could happen if those same idiots thought Trump was going to be prosecuted (or persecuted in their eyes) by the Feds.

    Were I in Biden’s shoes, I might try my own quid pro quo — stop running for President and fade away (go back to golfing or business or whatever) and I’ll discourage any further investigations of you (including Congress getting your taxes). It worked for Ford pardoning Nixon (more or less).

    I doubt Trump’s ego would let him accept that, though. Oh well.