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by SteveFoerster
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.
Replies: 20
Views: 88

Re: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.

The spending needs of different states, cities, counties and regions are very unequal as is their means to raise revenue. SALT, I would suggest, has merely been an acknowledgement at your Federal level of government that this is so and an attempt to give the states etc with the greater needs an eve...
by SteveFoerster
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: The Sciences
Topic: Bitcoin and crypto currencies
Replies: 32
Views: 391

Re: Bitcoin and crypto currencies

http://www.smh.com.au/business/bitcoin-looks-like-bubble-new-zealands-central-banker-warns-20171209-p4yxki.html Bitcoin looks like a bubble, New Zealand's central banker warns . Take heed! Because if anyone has an unbiased opinion about an alternative to central bank issued currency, it's definitel...
by SteveFoerster
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Singapore establishment feels threatened by the exercise of democratic rights.
Replies: 43
Views: 344

Re: Singapore establishment feels threatened by the exercise of democratic rights.

Or, could it be (as I suspect) that you resent the relative success of a predominately non-Caucasian commonwealth nation over that of yours and others? Jesus, what a lazy ad hominem that was.... I'm open to any other explanation for seeing so many threads here degenerate into anti-Singapore screeds...
by SteveFoerster
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: India's most famous woman - Hadiya
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: India's most famous woman - Hadiya

Article on her that's not behind a paywall: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/featur ... 16513.html
by SteveFoerster
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.
Replies: 20
Views: 88

Re: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.

neverfail wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:25 am
cassowary wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:50 am
Generally speaking, blue states are richer than red states. s.
Mississippi is supposed to be richer than New York? Somehow I think that you are giving vent to romantic wishful thinking.
Mississippi is a solidly red state. Blue states include California, New York, Massachusetts, etc.
by SteveFoerster
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.
Replies: 20
Views: 88

Re: Tax plan raises taxes on liberal states and lowers them for the rest.

So it's "ingenious" to use the tax code to punish entire regions that don't agree with your politics? I think it's petty and rather stupid. Of course it's not true, so not even wrong. This is not really a hot button issue for me, but a better argument again SALT deductions is that they mean that pe...
by SteveFoerster
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Singapore establishment feels threatened by the exercise of democratic rights.
Replies: 43
Views: 344

Re: Singapore establishment feels threatened by the exercise of democratic rights.

Jim the Moron wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:01 am
Or, could it be (as I suspect) that you resent the relative success of a predominately non-Caucasian commonwealth nation over that of yours and others?
Jesus, what a lazy ad hominem that was....
by SteveFoerster
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: The Sciences
Topic: Bitcoin and crypto currencies
Replies: 32
Views: 391

Re: Bitcoin and crypto currencies

Doc wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:31 pm
I would except to see a bumper sticker that says something like Economists do it with blocks and chains.
That still wouldn't be better than "economists do it with models". ;)
by SteveFoerster
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: The Sciences
Topic: Bitcoin and crypto currencies
Replies: 32
Views: 391

Re: Bitcoin and crypto currencies

http://www.smh.com.au/business/bitcoin-looks-like-bubble-new-zealands-central-banker-warns-20171209-p4yxki.html Bitcoin looks like a bubble, New Zealand's central banker warns . Take heed! Because if anyone has an unbiased opinion about an alternative to central bank issued currency, it's definitel...
by SteveFoerster
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: What if? Alternative history for part of North America
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: What if? Alternative history for part of North America

You may appreciate an alternate history novel called The Two Georges, by Harry Turtledove and Richard Dreyfuss, set in a North America where the colonies reconciled with the government of George III rather seeking independence.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Two_Georges