New DSLR lenses from Nikon

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Bruce, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Bruce

    Ray Fischer Guest

    The usual kerby stupidity and screeching. No substance.
    Ray Fischer, Feb 13, 2010
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  2. Bruce

    Ray Fischer Guest

    What regulations? What violation? It's no violation to lay off
    hundreds of people. It's no violation to get $20,000,000/year.
    Says the rightard who cannot actually refute what I write.
    By being selected by the board.
    You may be that stupid, or not, but don't assume that I am that
    stupid. We both know that the vast majority of such elections
    are decided when the board recommends someone for the position.
    You must be pretty stupid. You didn't even notice that that doesn't
    answer either of my questions.
    You statements are based on naive worship of corporations.
    Less than you would admit.
    I'm not a part of your cult of stupidity. When the incomes of CEOs
    explode and the incomes of workers actually fall then it's clear who
    is scamming whom.
    Ray Fischer, Feb 13, 2010
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  3. Bruce

    Ray Fischer Guest

    What a stinking hypocrite. Graham feeds at the government trough but
    doesn't want to pay for it.
    Ray Fischer, Feb 13, 2010
  4. Bruce

    tony cooper Guest

    He's referring to the "FairTax" movement. It replaces the income tax
    with a consumption tax on retail sales (essentially, a "sales tax")
    with a rebate to taxpayers with incomes below a certain level. There
    are some advantages to the proposal, but it stands little chance of

    There's more to it than I've outlined above.
    tony cooper, Feb 13, 2010
  5. Bruce

    Peter Guest

    You completely avoided the question. What is the basis for your 20%

    How are you going to ensure that you have the right to do more than just

    Try filling in the blanks and tell me what can be eliminated.
    Peter, Feb 14, 2010
  6. Bruce

    Peter Guest

    You show the shallowness of your position by resorting to personal attacks.
    It is clear that you have no business experience.

    Peter, Feb 14, 2010
  7. Bruce

    Peter Guest

    Yup! Lots more. there are a lot of advantages, but it cannot sell
    Peter, Feb 14, 2010
  8. Bruce

    Peter Guest

    If the government spending was at the level he claims to want, he will be
    very busy: Digging holes to safeguard his money; target practice; worrying
    whether his doctor really had a medical license; whether his grandchildren's
    teachers were competent to teach; growing his own food because of worry
    about adulterating substances; etc.
    Peter, Feb 14, 2010
  9. And what on earth does that have to do with the claim that VAT is more
    regressive than sales tax as was discussed in this branch of the thread?

    I'm done with the NG. In the past at least you get catch a good advice
    once in a while but the signal-to-noise ratio has gotten so low that
    it's absolutely worthless to keep trying.

    I am sure you won't miss me.

    Jürgen Exner, Feb 14, 2010
  10. Bruce

    Ray Fischer Guest

    You show your dishonesty and cowardice by running away from all of my
    rebuttals above.
    Ray Fischer, Feb 14, 2010
  11. Bruce

    Ray Fischer Guest

    Then you should be able to provide plenty of examples....
    Over the past three decades executive income has exploded. The income
    of workers? Nearly stagnant and, in the past decade, the average has
    actually gone down.

    But you're a gullible idiot. You say "thank you" when you're getting
    Ray Fischer, Feb 14, 2010
  12. Bruce

    tony cooper Guest

    That last sentence doesn't describe a "neutral tax". It's called a
    "flat tax". (A neutral tax is a tax that doesn't affect decisions in
    expenditures) Flat taxes are regressive unless thresholds or
    exemptions are manipulated like the proposals for the "FairTax" claim
    to do.

    There are only two brackets: regressive or progressive. There's
    nothing in between because, like a perpetual motion machine, no one
    has discovered a taxation system that isn't either regressive or
    I have. And more.
    I sometimes forget where I put my keys, or why I came into the room,
    but not everything they pushed at me in those oh-so-dry economic
    lectures in undergrad and grad school.
    tony cooper, Feb 14, 2010
  13. Bruce

    tony cooper Guest

    But it really isn't a fair assessment of what would happen if the
    "FairTax" was to be implemented. (Which, in my opinion, it never will
    be) The proposal isn't just to switch from the present income tax
    system to a consumption tax. There are other bells and whistles
    involved that do level the playing field.

    To understand it, maybe you should both read the book this gentleman
    is holding:

    It just so happens that I went to a Tea Party "Hob Nob and Straw Poll"
    rally today here in Orlando where I took this photo. I went there
    only because I thought it would be a good opportunity to take some
    candid photographs. Since I am not a Conservative, a Republican*, or
    remotely interested in the politics of this group, I spent a lot of
    time shooing away people who wanted me to sign petitions or sport
    their campaign buttons.

    *Technically, I am a Republican. I registered as a Republican in 1959
    and have never changed my registration status. I vote cross-ticket in
    local and state elections and usually on the Democrat side for
    national elections. Being a registered Republican, though, allows me
    to vote in the Republican primary and for the opponent of anyone
    backed by the Christian Coalition or that shows signs of being in the
    Religious Right.

    Gee is actually part of this thread now.
    tony cooper, Feb 14, 2010
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    It must be far beyond your understaning since not only are there no
    examples of what you claim happens often, it even states that:

    "Typically, shareholders have no direct disciplinary mechanism
    over the board's actions beyond the election of directors,
    which in practice merely implies ratification of an existing slate
    of directors proposed by management or by the board itself through
    a nominating committee of independent directors."
    And if you were smart you'd have remembered that you were supposed to
    provide evidence for your claim that board members are fired "all the
    So far you have failed to provide even one example and you cited an
    article which actually supports my claims.

    As I stated before - you're a gullible idiot.
    Ray Fischer, Feb 14, 2010
  15. Bruce

    Peter Guest

    Answer my question. I'll get you started. If the State gasoline tax in WA is
    54.4 cents per gallon, how does the transportation infrastructure get paid

    You say that your medical expenses are covered, how does the hospital to
    which you will go stay in business until you need it. What assurance is
    there that your doctor is properly qualified?

    There must be a magic wand that ensures all these things just happen.
    Peter, Feb 14, 2010
  16. Bruce

    Peter Guest

    You don't want to pay for proper inspection, yet you claim to worry about
    If you are really worried about those things, you would not be against
    government. You would be working towards proper channeling of government
    Peter, Feb 14, 2010
  17. Bruce

    Peter Guest

    So how do you stand on the issue?
    Peter, Feb 14, 2010
  18. Bruce

    Peter Guest

    Her pocketbook.
    Peter, Feb 14, 2010
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    Peter Guest

    Peter, Feb 14, 2010
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    Peter Guest

    So all the people in the hospital waiting room were there for pleasure. It
    certainly is a liberal left wing thing to play in the ER. You know for a
    fact they were not sick. Yep. How about they were there because they needed
    some type of treatment, but couldn't afford a private doctor visit.
    That's the most accurate statement you have made. You really don't know.
    Since you really don't know, your continued pontifications = bluster or

    I am not sure you really don't know. I wonder if you are just trying to find
    an excuse not to pay services you use.
    Peter, Feb 14, 2010
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