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Old 05-15-2013, 11:02 PM   #176
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We are going to need a complete audit of the IRS. This is going to be a big big job. They are going to have to look at all the audits of rich people and see if the govt was attacking way beyond just non profits.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:06 PM   #177
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I'm not rich and I got audited in '10 and '11.
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I'm not rich and I got audited in '10 and '11.
Why do you think you were audited?
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:52 AM   #179
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Good deflection, but he's pretty much right.

Your "potential", if there ever were any, was used up long ago. Now you'll just be another old POS with a bone to pick. Your only contribution to society will be the taxes you pay, which is kind of ironic, considering your ideology.

Yes, I contribute to society by paying a lot of taxes and BO wants even more. I also have 7 employees that depend on my wife and me to write them a paycheck every Friday, so they can raise a family or continue with their education and they all pay taxes and contribute to society.

What was you contribution to society again, studying Latin for 7 years and now selling popcorn at the movie theatre?
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:03 AM   #180
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Yes, I contribute to society by paying a lot of taxes and BO wants even more. I also have 7 employees that depend on my wife and me to write them a paycheck every Friday, so they can raise a family or continue with their education and they all pay taxes and contribute to society.

What was you contribution to society again, studying Latin for 7 years and now selling popcorn at the movie theatre?
Hey now there is huge profit in theater pop corn. Hogheaven is a wonderful corporate fascist. He works in an industry that demands you enter their place of business without any form of nourishment than sells you 10 cents worth of pop corn for 8 dollars. And just for added insult they subject you to 10 minutes of commercials after you paid 12 dollars to see a film.
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And that is a wonderful dream for you to have. There is nothing wrong with wanting to become a better spouse, raising your kids right, getting out of debt and making the central part of your income (I'd guess your family business is that) -- stronger. Those are all big parts of your life and you want to do your best to ensure stability for not only yourself, but your loved ones. It's an admirable thing.

I will preface the following with this:
I do not see my life goals and aims as separate endeavors, but in a broader sense a system of experience.

Here I go. . .

To learn something new every day. Better myself with knowledge and become familiar with something I am completely foreign to. The pursuit of knowledge is something I hold in extremely high regard. I probably read a half of a book a day, and if it isn't a book, it's scholarly journals on topics I have significant interest in, such as politics and evolutionary anthropology. I do not take this opportunity for granted. Most people I know do. They'd rather play WoW all day or veg out in front of their televisions. Not my kind of thing.

To be there for my mom, dad, brothers, sister(s). I won't get too deep into this, but my immediate family is pretty fractured. I am the only person that talks to everyone out of the people I listed. I am in the middle of everything and have been as a child. I removed that being a burden from my life as I grew up and realized that regardless of bad blood between others, I can still have quality relationships with everyone -- and after years of work, I do. Family is sacred to me. It always has been, always will be. It is one of the reasons I love genaeology so much and have been working on a Family History book to be compiled and given to everyone. I believe that knowing your roots and where you came from is important. Obviously my ancestors (at some point in time) did too -- considering we have records and letters dating back several centuries.

I'd also like to get my DNA Haplogroups analyzed. There are a lot of reasons for this. I could anthro-geek out on you, but this is already going to be along post.

I also want to travel the world and spend time abroad immersing myself in different cultures and testing my own limits. This means living somewhere else for a while. See what the world is like outside of the USA. The best things in life aren't things, and I believe that getting as much out of my experience here as *me* is very important.

I write all the time. Music, poetry and books. I have projects for each of them. This July I get to go to Minneapolis to start recording songs I have been working on for twelve years. To finally get that done will be great. I have 40 or 50 page PDF of poetry I have written since I was a teenager that I am going to compile and self-publish. I am going to make them all unique and individual (no book/pamphlet) will be the same and sell them for a couple dollars. I am working on my first fiction novel and also doing an analysis of American Culture to use as a foundation towards graduate school aspirations.

I have aspirations to obtain at the minimum a Master's in one of the two majors I had in college, and if I play my cards right, a PhD. I am a versatile person who can do a lot of things, but I have known from a long time I wanted to either do research or teach. A lot of positions would allow me to do both. I am just very interested and good at those things. I connect with almost everyone, anybody from anywhere, despite age, origins, etc.

I give everyone a chance and thoroughly enjoy spending time with others. I also do a good job of encouraging others and like helping them reach their goals and get past their struggles. That is why I am such a well-liked person (not bragging, just being honest) and have a social circle that spans the entire globe. It is just too bad flying costs so much, otherwise I'd have already visited friends who have moved back to their homes in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. Haven't made an Aussie friend yet!

If I had some sort of grand, materialistic goal, I would like to have an eco-friendly, modernized (different than usual architecture) either by a lake, ocean or in the mountains. I am tired of the plains. I want it to be able to be a place where family and friends are always welcome. A place of healing. A place to become educated. A place to jam out.

I just want to make the most out of my life and have a great ride.

That is just the tip of the iceberg. Hope that is suitable.
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You apparently don't see too well. I get a lot of downtime at work where I'm allowed to mosey on the forums because I do my job very well. Multi-tasking might be hard for you, but it comes naturally to me.

Wow if that's just the tip of the iceberg you must be a totally amazing busy guy, that's a lot of stuff put on your plate and now I understand why you would need a job with a lot of downtime. Let me guess it must be a government job because no private sector boss would say "we have nothing to do today and since you do such an awesome job Req, you can use the company computer to surf the net.

Also, do you know that there are a lot of liberals and conservatives that pursue the same intellectual and cultural goals as you say you do and they also work long hours, raise families and build financial security and contribute the society as a whole without downtime.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:23 AM   #182
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Hey now there is huge profit in theater pop corn. Hogheaven is a wonderful corporate fascist. He works in an industry that demands you enter their place of business without any form of nourishment than sells you 10 cents worth of pop corn for 8 dollars. And just for added insult they subject you to 10 minutes of commercials after you paid 12 dollars to see a film.
Take it up with the film companies, producers and distributors, chumps! Take a guess how much of your ticket price goes into the theater's pocket?

Man, that Everything You Wanted to Know About Movie Theaters thread is looking like a better idea every day...

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Old 05-16-2013, 08:24 AM   #183
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Hey now there is huge profit in theater pop corn. Hogheaven is a wonderful corporate fascist. He works in an industry that demands you enter their place of business without any form of nourishment than sells you 10 cents worth of pop corn for 8 dollars. And just for added insult they subject you to 10 minutes of commercials after you paid 12 dollars to see a film.
Are we really arguing over movie theater prices?
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I pay $5 for Friday Night Advance tickets for any show at our theater. Well worth it IMHO. It's like 8 bucks for nachos and water. So $13 bucks for a Friday night out. Fair to me.
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Take it up with the film companies, producers and distributors, chumps! Take a guess how much of your ticket price goes into the theater's pocket?

Man, that Everything You Wanted to Know About Movie Theaters thread is looking like a better idea every day...

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I see first run movies (most recently Oblivion ) for $5.60, that is a theater with huge recliners if I go to the regular theaters it's $3.50. Pop corn $2.40 for a bucket. My theater pays the same distributers

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Old 05-16-2013, 08:36 AM   #186
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I see first run movies (most recently Oblivion ) for $5.60, that is a theater with huge recliners if I go to the regular theaters it's $3.50. Pop corn $2.40 for a bucket. My theater pays the same distributers
Yep, and the distributors charge different prices in different markets. They also charge different prices to different theater chains.
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Wow if that's just the tip of the iceberg you must be a totally amazing busy guy
Yeah, very busy.

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that's a lot of stuff put on your plate and now I understand why you would need a job with a lot of downtime.
Yep, it is. I have good time management skills though.

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Let me guess it must be a government job because no private sector boss would say "we have nothing to do today and since you do such an awesome job Req, you can use the company computer to surf the net."
Once again, your reading comprehension is pretty poor. I can do this while doing my work. Can you walk and chew bubble gum at the same time? Probably not.

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Do you even have a point or are you arguing just for the sake of arguing?

I don't care about what other people are doing. SPDIRTY asked me a question, I responded. Deal with it and find something better to do than trying to get your jollies by talking tough and trying to get under the skin of someone half your age.

Time to go weigh out that scrap metal. Get to work.
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Aw man, Houghtam. They are insulting you again for knowing another language. You should be ashamed of yourself.
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so the rightards are still not wanting hearings to investigate the targeting of the NAACP and liberal church during the dubya years?
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Why did we put a man on the moon before we realized it would be a good idea to make luggage with wheels?
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so the rightards are still not wanting hearings to investigate the targeting of the NAACP and liberal church during the dubya years?
Have you done anything (other than quote a guy who openly wished the Boston Bomber was a WASP) to help us build up the foundation for outrage?
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I see first run movies (most recently Oblivion ) for $5.60, that is a theater with huge recliners if I go to the regular theaters it's $3.50. Pop corn $2.40 for a bucket. My theater pays the same distributers
Are we supposed to be surprised that movies in the 3rd world are cheaper?
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Are we supposed to be surprised that movies in the 3rd world are cheaper?
What might surprise you is Mexico is no longer a third world country.
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What might surprise you is Mexico is no longer a third world country.
I know. But you get the point.

I do know this though. If anyone deserves (most of) the blame for Box Office prices, it's Hollywood.

Their cut in your part of the world is much lower than it is here.
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I have to agree with Houghtam here again. I see lots of sniveling above about trying to be a decent cultured human being or some such nonsense, but nothing about the only thing that matters: money.

Really need to get you priorities in order sonny.
Did you miss these two paragraphs?

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I write all the time. Music, poetry and books. I have projects for each of them. This July I get to go to Minneapolis to start recording songs I have been working on for twelve years. To finally get that done will be great. I have 40 or 50 page PDF of poetry I have written since I was a teenager that I am going to compile and self-publish. I am going to make them all unique and individual (no book/pamphlet) will be the same and sell them for a couple dollars. I am working on my first fiction novel and also doing an analysis of American Culture to use as a foundation towards graduate school aspirations.

I have aspirations to obtain at the minimum a Master's in one of the two majors I had in college, and if I play my cards right, a PhD. I am a versatile person who can do a lot of things, but I have known from a long time I wanted to either do research or teach. A lot of positions would allow me to do both. I am just very interested and good at those things. I connect with almost everyone, anybody from anywhere, despite age, origins, etc.
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Have you done anything (other than quote a guy who openly wished the Boston Bomber was a WASP) to help us build up the foundation for outrage?
there is this amazing thing called google. You should try it sometime.
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Well you have certainly used all the buzz words but I’ve got to say, if you handed me a resume with any of this crap in it, I would probably have a hard time reading it. I would be thinking WTF kind of rock did this clown crawl out from under.

Requiem’s Resume …..

“I have good time management skills”.
“Multi-tasking comes naturally to me”.
“I can do this while doing my work”.
“I don't long for the greenbacks”
“I also do a good job of encouraging others and like helping them reach their goals and get past their struggles”.
“I’m willing to put my life on hold to help others“.

And the deal breaker would be: “That is why I am such a well-liked person (not bragging, just being honest) and have a social circle that spans the entire globe.
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