Posts by Danneskjold

    How can he just do this? Is the Supreme Court irrelevant now?


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    He can do it for several reasons. First, there's no penalty for willfully violating a supreme court ruling. None. Second, anyone who sues will have to work their way through the entire system, from the lowest of courts, all the way up to the Supreme Court. AND they'll have to have standing (I.e. prove that they were "wronged" by Biden's Order).


    Lastly, abiding by the Supreme Court is basically done on the honor system. The Supreme Court has no literal and visceral power. They can only work through others. If they say, "Bad biden!" and Biden tells them to get bent (and other presidents have done this in the past), they can't do much unless others (like the military) enforce it for them.

    Sluggo, check out the riff about half way thru.


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    So far all the covers that Weezer has done have been spectacularly boring and uninspired.

    umm i skimmed it. all I found was bitching about him being a hypocrite to the male feminist he portrays himself as. He was also an asshole to cast and crew, more hypocrisy. His ex made accusations... shocker.


    While I think he's a first class shit ball. I think this is more cancel culture eating it's own. Couldn't happen to a better guy.


    Part of the problem is that Whedon is so flamingly liberal, that he just took his cancelling. Sitting down. "Always believe the women."

    If they get the IRS tax forms, odds are they'll have a very complete picture. The "catch" is that they can look at it, but not really do anything. It's illegal to talk about it after they see request to privately see them.



    Of course expect dozens of leaks and the DOJ doing nothing about it.

    Ok, so I again ask, how can the government get Trump's taxes, since he does business in many states, FROM the IRS, if the IRS doesn't get those state returns and have control over them? Wouldn't every state have to comply then, as well as the IRS, for a complete tax "picture"?


    Like I said, Googling "Trump, IRS, Tax, released" in every case gives articles titled along the lines of "IRS can release Trump's taxes". Ok, say they do - what about all of the state taxes then, if the IRS has nothing to do with state tax?


    I don't get it...


    There's actually 3 (THREE) levels of taxes. Federal. State. And Local. Each with it's own tax laws and tax forms. Though most people ignore local taxes (besides property taxes), except if you run a business. Then they get you.


    Where business happens has a big effect on what you pay. You could have $100,000,000 in business, but if it happens over 3 states, then you've really got to focus.



    Because of how complex, complicated and deep tax law is, Accountants are a $110,000,000,000 industry. They are one of the BIGGEST lobbying industries in the US in order to keep the tax code indecipherable. Could you imagine how much money Americans would save both from Accountants and from the IRS if the tax code was a simple, "Cut us a check for 10% and you're good"?

    Take care not to attribute intent or intelligence to a virus. Covid is not deadly enough to burn itself out like say Ebola so the only factor is the transmissibility. The Indian "Delta" variant is now the dominant variant and it is more contagious and more deadly.


    China should be held responsible, but no politician has the balls to do so. The risk of war is too great and just about every western economy has made itself dependent on cheap Chinese labor.


    All the evidence says that it is less deadly.


    Simply put, a parasite that kills its host isn't a very evolutionary successful parasite. A lot of the deadliest diseases like Covid-19 and the Spanish Flu (Swine Flu) are accidental species cross overs. Deadly at first, but they quickly mutate into a far less deadly variant. A host can't spread the disease if they are dead. The host can't spread the disease if they are laid up.

    At some point in the near future producers will reach the tipping point. One company making something, doesn't matter what, will tell California to get bent.


    "No, we're not paying your research labs to test whether our stuff is safe."


    "No, we're not putting up with your insane regulations."


    And they'll stop selling ANYTHING in California. Then the next producer will. Then the next.



    Then Californians will be sitting there wondering why Bacon costs $150 per pound, but weed costs $100. And they'll be too stupefied to do anything about it.

    I got the shots. Most of my work comes from a big retirement community here, so I figured I'd rather not be patient 0 and wipe out the village. (It's a BIG village, 1500+ houses.)



    But the first shot gave me heart trouble. Premature Atrial Contraction. Basically meant that every once in a little while, my heart would have a single beat early out of rhythm. Enough so that I'd feel it as opposed to normally not feeling a regular heart beat.


    Docs said it wasn't a big deal, only be concerned if I started feeling other issues related to it. Like getting dizzy, feeling weakness, or having trouble standing up quickly. But I had none of that.



    But after a week, the PAC went away completely. I asked if I should get the second shot, they said yes, so I got it. No problems after the second one. Not even a sore arm.




    Edit: My father who has heart disease / failing heart got both shots and didn't have a single problem.