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  • donnay's Avatar
    Today, 08:04 AM
    Mark 9:23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
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  • fisharmor's Avatar
    Today, 07:31 AM
    Yeah, I had it pointed out recently that all these tax preparation professionals and companies get taxed on their labor and revenue, so there's zero reason to get anyone to the point where they can do it without hiring. That's why my brother and sister-in-law are looking to get out - they just can't take writing quarterly checks anymore. Yep that's the idea - keep the health insurance and the dead-end IT job for the moment, and hopefully get to the point where I can walk TF away. Thanks for the advice! IOU a rep
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Today, 07:20 AM
    My wife was a hair stylist and we used to own a salon. For me, the biggest issue was insurance and taxes. There was really no way for me to figure out the hoops and hurdles, so I paid someone to help us with that piece. (part of the cost of doing business, I guess) Employees are another pain - we had 5 stylists, my wife, and a receptionist on the payroll. I would have never figured out the paperwork on that stuff, but was REALLY surprised by how much employees cost - even ones that only get paid based on how many clients they serve. When my wife got pregnant with our youngest, we sold the business and the equipment to one of the other stylists. We never really made any money from the endeavor, but it kept my wife busy. So, if you're starting out as just you, I'd recommend building your network of contractors that do kitchen/bath remodels and work as a sub. Let them find the jobs and hire you. We set up our salon as a LLC, but that was just based off the recommendations we got - not sure if that's the best. If you already have a network, you could do piece work under the table. That'd be my preferred method, but it will limit your work. Do it as side work until you can't manage the work load. Good luck!
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Today, 07:07 AM
    Again. There is no such thing as "veto proof". Only too weak to force them to override his veto.
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    Today, 07:02 AM
    That's not only a very vague assertion (near as I can tell, it's a bag of air) but it's ironic coming from a guy who's constantly trying to sell us a proven loser by asserting that he had nothing to gain by tossing in a genuine monkey wrench called the veto.
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    Today, 06:58 AM
    So, you think the good ones should fall on their swords just to protest the fact that the bad ones won't? You think that's a matter of principle? Keep trying to convince us to shoot ourselves in the feet. It's enlightening...
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    Today, 06:42 AM
    Actual cuts in discretionary spending. He gets more cuts in discretionary spending holding a single House seat than Trump did as president and holder of the (dusty) veto pen.
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  • fisharmor's Avatar
    Today, 06:33 AM
    I already have a business in mind - becoming a cabinetmaker. So I'm not looking for advice on what kind of business to create, and I'm not looking for irrelevant advice - e.g. my sister in law told me recently the worst part is getting customers to pay invoices, and I replied, well when I get on 50% down and 50% due on delivery, there's no invoice, so that's not a problem. I talked a bit with my friend who runs an outdoor kids program, and tried to ask questions like "how do you deal with taxes and insurance and stuff" but he's a lot more of the 'let the universe just wash over me' kinda guy and he just deals with it when it comes up. I know there's a market, because I live near DC and they've been raping the country and pumping all the money here for over two decades now, and there's a lot more money than sense in this part of the country. I am good friends with a contractor who specializes in kitchen remodels, and he was telling me that he's both drowning in work and having trouble finding cabinets he can get sooner than 5 weeks, so that's what got me down this road. I had another friend with a business talk to me about marketing and remind me that the work isn't going to find me, and I actually have to fish for it. I went to the craft fair down the street at the beginning of the month, and I counted eight woodworker tents there, and six of them were only making cutting boards - so locally this seems to be an area full of fellow 40+ types who are trying their hand at running a business but who only know how to do one or two things (one of the remaining tents was laser cut chotchkys that were probably all patterns sold on etsy). I'm a hand-cut dovetail guy, so there's very little actual competition in the craft market that I can't destroy, as an additional revenue stream. I'm under zero illusions about what I have to learn (and buy) to be able to crank out cabinets - and what I'm worried about is that's where my attention is going right now.
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    Today, 06:22 AM
    Doesn't mean doing something that won't fix it will fix it.
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    Today, 06:20 AM
    Thank you for sticking to such an amusing source of fan fiction. Veto proof. The Commander in Chief can't do anything without Pentagon permission because budget. This shit's priceless!
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    Today, 06:16 AM
    Interesting what you consider to be a bag of air. https://missouriindependent.com/2024/03/05/five-months-late-congress-is-poised-to-pass-a-huge-chunk-of-federal-spending/
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  • fisharmor's Avatar
    Today, 06:14 AM
    Didn't realize you were a fellow recognizer of what the NFL is. Personally, a game where a bunch of spandexed up muscle men try to get each other on the ground with their heads stuffed in each others crotches sounds like it went woke before it ever went woke. Just another reason why boxing is superior. There's some mild hugging when you're getting your ass beat so bad you just have to stop the arms from moving, and there's a guy whose job it is specifically to make you cut that out.
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    Today, 06:09 AM
    ...something something giving up before you even try is good for something something...
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    Today, 06:07 AM
    ...something something the perfect is the enemy of the good something...
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  • dannno's Avatar
    Today, 03:28 AM
    1800599593711005873 https://x.com/libsoftiktok/status/1800599593711005873
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  • acptulsa's Avatar
    Today, 02:24 AM
    Not a chance. In order for that to happen, people have to stop playing their fan fiction mind games like, oh, maybe this admittedly unprincipled clown really loves this nation and the people in it and isn't just in it for the attention and the grift. Maybe he will keep this one promise and keep someone with a lick of sense close enough to have his ear, and the drunken monkey will do something right for once. All of it is all wishful thinking and pure naivete, but...
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  • TheTexan's Avatar
    Today, 12:15 AM
    One of my favorite posters here. RIP.
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:43 PM
    https://x.com/TooWhiteToTweet/status/1802774537689255966 1802774537689255966
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    Yesterday, 11:37 PM
    https://x.com/NatCon2022/status/1802718211831476531 1802718211831476531
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  • PAF's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:04 PM
    PAF replied to a thread Invasion USA in U.S. Political News
    Whoa, take it easy, AF. I've already come to terms that every election season, we slider further into tyranny, not away from it. Amerikans no longer want to be the beacon of liberty, nor to set an example of what a free and prosperous nation is, nor to stop funding a lot of the crap that is happening. If you want to continue to promote emulating other countries , who am I to stop you? I say ratchet it down, man. That tax-paid national Stop and Frisk, walls, shoot to kill, ID everybody to track and differentiate them from us, and whatever else you want to throw at it, I've already moved some of my investments around. I can't help but to say that the further we slide, the more folks gravitate toward it. So again, have at it bro :up:
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  • PAF's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:44 PM
    Why does Trump endorse the Swamp even during this brand new election season? You have to think like Trump to know the answer: After $8 Trillion in a single term, meeting with Bill Gates multiple times, not eliminate but instead create a brand new Federal Agency Operation Warp Speed and brag about it, publicly announce to kick Tom Massie OUT of the republican party, bump stock ban and Travel bans, and now promoting tax-paid National "Stop and Frisk", Trump knows full well that when it comes right down to it, he will endorse all the Swamp that he wants and still get your vote on that ballot sheet. That's why. Meaning, you are endorsing the same exact Swamp by giving your express consent to Donald J. Trump.
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:35 PM
    https://x.com/AmericanHubener/status/1802790233307562053 1802790233307562053
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    Yesterday, 10:29 PM
    The man who uncovered the Texas Children's Hospital child butchering scam, has been formally charged by the feds. https://x.com/libsoftiktok/status/1802787786082124228 1802787786082124228
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    Yesterday, 10:21 PM
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