Quiz: Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!
"No man escapes when freedom fails; The best men rot in filthy jails. And those that cried 'Appease! Appease!' Are hanged by those they tried to please." Author Unknown
(can't read the article since I refuse to give WSJ a dime)
Sub-prime auto lending is back in business so Im not surprised there's an uptick in car sales.
Repeating the same mistakes always yields different results. /sarc
Does the article differentiate between sales figures to the end user or is it based on a widely used method of calculating "sales" by only measuring how many cars the manufacturers ship to the dealers? Channel stuffing has been ongoing so the stat could be misleading without knowing which measure the "sales" figures come from.
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"Let it not be said that we did nothing." - Ron Paul
"Always give your best, never get discouraged, never be petty; always remember, others may hate you, but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself. " - Nixon
Why most RPF members are against the US involvement with Israel explained by Mini-Me:
No anti-semitism, just logic.
Visiting the Outer Banks of NC?
Outer Banks Fishing Boat Rentals
Some folks may be way too cool for this, but if you're into old cars and looking for a real collectible, the Batmobile is for sale:
In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Amazing how many cars you can sell if you finance it all and can offload the defaulted loans to the taxpayer.
“If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.”
- SAMUEL ADAMS
I was going to ask "which Batmobile" since there have been several but I see it is the actual original one from the TV series.
Freedom is a state of mind. Nobody can take that from you unless you let them.
She's not a troll. Maybe she slammed you harder than needed, but that's not trolling.
I will agree that manufacturers could be focused on ease of production. I will agree that manufacturers may not care about ease of repairs if they expect to be the people repairing them. It is short-sighted, but possibly true in either case. That doesn't change the statement I made regarding material engineering.
I've rebuilt more than one motor, more than one transmission, and also worked in an auto factory. I'm not just talking shit I know nothing about. Your chain will need replacement at some point. Your particular car may have been well built from the beginning.
If you made a good purchase on a car, that doesn't refute any of the points I made. If it does, it's not clear to me.
We have allies many of you are not aware of. Watch the tube. Show this to your 30 and under friends. Listen to it. Even if you don't like rap, it has 2.7 million views.
Cut off one min early to avoid war porn.
Free Roger Pion
I'm leaning towards buying new in 2014, just before the new CAFE rules begin to bite. I don't want to be part of the public guinea pigs, that beta test new technologies. Cars in the late 70s and early 80s were so pitiful when the manufacturers were trying to figure out how to cope as CAFE was first rolled out.
I'm OK with buying new since it is truly YOUR car and YOU control how it's maintained through it's life cycle. I got 10 years on my previous purchase, 12 on the current one. (I'm sure the manufacturers and the tax men would prefer I do it more often, naturally. )
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“The people of the various provinces are strictly forbidden to have in their possession any swords, bows, spears, firearms, or other type of arms. The possession of these elements makes difficult the collection of taxes and dues and tends to permit uprising, therefore, the heads of the provinces, official agents, and deputies are ordered to collect all weapons mentioned above and turn them over to the government.”
Toyotomi Hideyshi, Shogun, August 29, 1558
"We do have some differences and our approaches will be different, but that makes him his own person. I mean why should he [Rand] be a clone and do everything and think just exactly as I have. I think it's an opportunity to be independent minded. We are about 99% the same on issues." "People Try To Drive Wedges Between Rand And Me." --Ron Paul