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Goon Acres / Re: The Wow Thread
« Last post by Bitter Weirdo on February 17, 2018, 12:15:21 PM »
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Melania doesn't understand that a true liberated woman in America is working low skill white collar jobs, living with roommates well into her 30s, and hopping on random dicks on Bumble until she starts requiring more and more meds just to keep it together.  I hope she can escape Drumpf's abusive grasp one day to know the pleasures of creating PowerPoints for HR and dealing with her ~free spirit~ roommate who is always getting tattoos but can never come up with this month's rent.

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SCAC: Serious Conversations About Cuphead / Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Last post by professional lurker on February 17, 2018, 11:24:09 AM »
If you disallow people who take certain medications or seek treatment for certain mental illnesses from purchasing firearms - lets say there was a way for a gun store to check your medical records in this scenario - wouldn't that lead to less people seeking treatment or taking medications for fear of additional ostracization?
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Boats are a great investment if your main goal is to get massive amounts of pussy though.

Not true. Other dudes like boats way more than bitches do. Of the hundreds of hours I logged on my boat in high school I'd say maybe, MAYBE, 3 of those had anyone but another dude with me (Excepting when it was family like my cousins out on the boat with me, etc.) because girls just weren't interested in going out on the lake. But tell a couple guys hey I have a boat, a tube, and a rope, and suddenly boat is full of dudes.



Also I ordered that kayak last night on a whim, it'll be here March 5th. Gotta get the crossbars and mount ordered for the Jeep before then

Yes, they are not probably into traditional sailing, they like fast and expensive motor yachts and speedboats. Because they are expensive and signal a certain level of wealth and status.
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SCAC: Serious Conversations About Cuphead / Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Last post by the sip on February 17, 2018, 08:17:51 AM »
The most ideal example is some army vet seeing a psych for PTSD as has been a worry with the current system. The other are cases like, some teen attempting suicide and getting 5150'd. 20 years later and he can't get a gun. The jump between depression and stretching that to disallow firearm ownship is a small one. Also your system sounds a lot like registration and fuck that 100%
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https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/feb/16/tax-amazon-facebook-and-apple-more-for-uk-universal-pay-study

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Tax Amazon, Facebook and Apple more for UK universal pay – study

New levy could deliver basic income of £10,000 for all to cut risk of job losses to robots


Britain could raise new taxes on Amazon, Facebook and Apple    :smug: to give every citizen under the age of 55 as much as £10,000 in a form of universal basic income (UBI), according to a study, helping to counter the growing risk of job losses from automation and artificial intelligence.

The Royal Society of Arts is proposing that the government develop fresh taxes on tech firms, introduce wealth taxes, or borrow money from the financial markets to create a Norwegian-style sovereign wealth fund to pay for UBI.

Citizens could apply for up to £5,000 annually from the fund for up to two years to help with learning or training costs, social care, or for new business, in exchange for losing some benefits such as jobseeker’s allowance and tax credits.

The idea from the thinktank led by Matthew Taylor, who recently carried out the landmark review of employment and the gig economy on behalf of Theresa May, builds on the concept of providing citizens with a UBI as a solution to the mass unemployment that could result from robots replacing workers. The Bank of England estimates as many as 15m jobs could be at risk.

Proponents of UBI tend to hail from the radical left, although the idea also wins support from neoliberal thinkers on the right, who argue it could encourage entrepreneurialism and replace state benefits.

Finland has run a trial paying 2,000 unemployed people aged 25 to 58 a monthly €560 (£497), while the Scottish government has four councils testing the idea and the Labour party is also looking into it.

Providing a £5,000 annual payment for two years could cost about £14.5bn per year over a decade should there be full take-up, according to the RSA. While the cost could be as much as £462bn, removing some benefits and tax reliefs from the people who claim money from the fund would save about £273bn.

The fund would build on a similar idea developed by Margaret Thatcher’s government in the early 1980s, when the enterprise allowance scheme offered those who wanted to start a business an allowance of £40 a week – equivalent to £120 today – for up to one year

Last month, the RSA warned almost half of people in the UK have less than £1,000 saved and that almost a third are at risk of a financial shock, such as from automation – showing the need for changes to the tax regime as a catalyst for more state funding.

The thinktank said financing a sovereign wealth fund with taxes on capital wealth of individuals or global companies would cut the state’s reliance on income tax and national insurance. It said the model would complement welfare policies such as housing and disability benefits by supporting living costs.

As well as being used to pay dividends to citizens, the wealth fund could be used in a similar way to Norway or New Zealand’s, investing around the world or supporting UK infrastructure projects.

The RSA said Britain could use its historically low borrowing costs on the financial markets to give bonds to the fund worth about £200bn, which the report’s authors said could be repaid through economic growth that spending on citizens’ welfare could help to achieve.

Anthony Painter, director of the RSA’s action and research centre, said: “Without a real change in our thinking, neither tweaks to the welfare state nor getting people into work alone – when the link between hard work and fair pay has broken – will help working people meet the challenges ahead.”

Raise your hand if you would love to see all of the companies populated by Millenial soyboys get taxed into obivion.  :tom:





(This would be funnier if it wasn't just a covert plan to lower the tax bracket. They'll probably lower it to £5000 and anything over that is taxed by %20 like in the trials in scotland. Even if it stays as £10000, that isn't even barely livable not by a long shot (not that living costs should EVER be met by taxes). But then again, liberals and economics do not match)
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muh blue wave is receding as generic Republicans now do better than generic Democrats in some polling: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/02/14/gop-takes-lead-generic-congressional-ballot-trump-job-approval-hits-47/

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Currently, the GOP enjoys a +1 point lead on the generic poll. A full 39 percent say they would choose a Republican over a Democrat in their respective district, while 38 percent said the same about the Democrat. Only 23 percent remain undecided.

In the past, on this same poll, Democrats have enjoyed leads ranging from two to ten points.
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Melania doesn't understand that a true liberated woman in America is working low skill white collar jobs, living with roommates well into her 30s, and hopping on random dicks on Bumble until she starts requiring more and more meds just to keep it together.  I hope she can escape Drumpf's abusive grasp one day to know the pleasures of creating PowerPoints for HR and dealing with her ~free spirit~ roommate who is always getting tattoos but can never come up with this month's rent.
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Seeing people try to make out like Melania is either abused or getting a raw deal is farcical.  She's an ex-model married to a billionaire president.  She's winning more than they possibly ever could be.

All the women trying to suggest she's being taken advantage of or want to escape are failures next to her, trying to prop up their own social status by tearing her down.
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SCAC: Serious Conversations About Cuphead / Re: The Official President Trump YUGE Thread.
« Last post by Aran on February 17, 2018, 07:09:11 AM »
I doubt Melania gives half a tug if he's banging other women, she knows what side the bread is buttered on.
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