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Damn so reverb charges tax now
Old 7th April 2019
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. So just when you thought a thread about taxes couldn't get any weirder, here's some iPhone snaps of some trains (my other hobby) I took while in The City:

Hey! I love trains too.
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Old 7th April 2019
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Hey! I love trains too.
Same here. I used to wanna be a train
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Old 7th April 2019
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Yeah this thread is perfect for the Moan Zone. Nice heads up on the topic though
Old 7th April 2019
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Damn that was quick!
Old 7th April 2019
  #125
Okay, back OT, for real: I bought a pedal from ProAudioStar on Reverb yesterday and got charged sales tax for the first time ever (bought a pedal from them a week ago—no tax). I tried to ordering it from ProAudioStar's actual site and the shopping cart also showed sales tax. But I just bought something from a private seller on Reverb a few minutes ago—no tax!
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Old 7th April 2019
  #126
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It’s that $100,000 200+ sales threshold it seems.

This new tax scheme is going to help the little guy and destroy the large retailers.

Overall consumers will lose, though. It’s an automatic 8.25% “inflation” in NYC overnight.

The FED worries about 3% annually.
Old 7th April 2019
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I noticed all of my Reverb listings have all recently sold. I’ve had stuff sitting up there for 6 months. Gone. Everythibg is selling.

My gear is now 5-10% more attractive.

$1000 pieces are now being subsituted for cheaper items because of this new tax.

The taxers always kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.
Old 8th April 2019
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I love getting into political economy here. But the UK dudes who run this site only allow approved viewpoints. They say “no politics” as an alibi to censor viewpoints they disagree with or that hurt the advertisers.

Try criticizing a company here that has heaps of advertising or a political paradigm that they assume is universal. You will be Censored. Banned.

Post #106 remains as evidence.
Neat conspiracy theory.
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Old 8th April 2019
  #129
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Aw, man. C'mon, zerocrossing. You're lettin' me down. What a snobby Californian thing to say!

I've never been there, but Idaho sounds awesome.
I know... there’s just something about Quantum7 that just brings out the Bugs Bunny in me. I know I shouldn’t do it, but I doed it.

There’s a kernel of truth in my jibe though. According to the interweb, the population of Idaho is about 1.754 million. The population of California, 39.56 million. I’m not going to look it up, but I’ll venture to say that California is way more diverse than Idaho as well. So, that means trying to make not only a lot more people happy, but also to allow for a lot more cultural preferences to coexist together. Not a small feat. So, sorry for being snarky that your mostly white Christian state of very few people per square mile is a bit more tidy than mine.

Here’s one thing I do know. One of my best friends has a 4 year old who’s clearly already not polarized on the sexual spectrum. Too early to tell, but at the very least this little child will be a transvestite. All he wants to wear is very girly clothes. Bra-fuking-vo for him, because he lives just out side of Berkeley and no one (well, almost no one) gives a sh!t what that child wears as long as it’s happy and nice. I shudder to think what that child’s life would be like if he were born in a back-water (yeah that’s right, I’m saying it) like Idaho, or any other number of states where anything diverging from their idea of normal is treated as criminal.

Does that make me snobby? So be it. If being proud that I live in a place that actually tries to uphold Christian values as opposed to those who fly the flag and then behave nothing like what ol’ Jesus was a-preach’n, then I’ll put up with a pot hole and late train every now and then for the privilege to live far outside of Idaho.

I can also say that I know for a fact that California pays the federal government more than it receives. Can Idaho say the same? I’m just sick of these red states and their bragging about their low taxes and crying about California as a welfare state, and then you find out that they’re sucking down farm subsidies and welfare like no one’s business.
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Old 8th April 2019
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Originally Posted by zerocrossing View Post
I know... there’s just something about Quantum7 that just brings out the Bugs Bunny in me. I know I shouldn’t do it, but I doed it.

There’s a kernel of truth in my jibe though. According to the interweb, the population of Idaho is about 1.754 million. The population of California, 39.56 million. I’m not going to look it up, but I’ll venture to say that California is way more diverse than Idaho as well. So, that means trying to make not only a lot more people happy, but also to allow for a lot more cultural preferences to coexist together. Not a small feat. So, sorry for being snarky that your mostly white Christian state of very few people per square mile is a bit more tidy than mine.

Here’s one thing I do know. One of my best friends has a 4 year old who’s clearly already not polarized on the sexual spectrum. Too early to tell, but at the very least this little child will be a transvestite. All he wants to wear is very girly clothes. Bra-fuking-vo for him, because he lives just out side of Berkeley and no one (well, almost no one) gives a sh!t what that child wears as long as it’s happy and nice. I shudder to think what that child’s life would be like if he were born in a back-water (yeah that’s right, I’m saying it) like Idaho, or any other number of states where anything diverging from their idea of normal is treated as criminal.

Does that make me snobby? So be it. If being proud that I live in a place that actually tries to uphold Christian values as opposed to those who fly the flag and then behave nothing like what ol’ Jesus was a-preach’n, then I’ll put up with a pot hole and late train every now and then for the privilege to live far outside of Idaho.

I can also say that I know for a fact that California pays the federal government more than it receives. Can Idaho say the same? I’m just sick of these red states and their bragging about their low taxes and crying about California as a welfare state, and then you find out that they’re sucking down farm subsidies and welfare like no one’s business.
I thought we were down with politics O.o
And now we're bringing religion into it also. What have I started. Religion and politics are two things that shouldn't be talked about .. and I don't just mean on gearslutz
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Old 8th April 2019
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I know... there’s just something about Quantum7 that just brings out the Bugs Bunny in me. I know I shouldn’t do it, but I doed it.
I understand. You were provoked.

At the same time, as an outside observer, I can understand why some people are leaving California and retreating to "the back water". I would probably do the same.

California seems to have gone off the deep-end in pursuit of its ideologies--ideologies that should be guided by intelligence and not emotion.

American politics is way over-the-top emotional. It's hard to stomach.
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Old 8th April 2019
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It is the reasons zero crossing articulated that I love California. As a black American who loves living in an integrated society California is it for me. I could never feel comfortable in a place like Idaho. I’ve been there. I have friends there. Not for me.
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Old 8th April 2019
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Yes, finding a place to live where one feels comfortable is really important. I'm very happy living in the EU. It's got its problems, but I can't think of any place I'd rather live.
Old 8th April 2019
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You forgot post #106 promoting socialism.

Can’t be letting that slide, right?
Curious about post 106 that you've now mentioned twice, I went back and was surprised to discover it's my post.

I'm not promoting socialism.

I was only pointing out that tax money is generally well spent here, and agreeing with Quantum7 that it's not about how much money is collected but rather how the money is managed and spent.
Old 8th April 2019
  #135
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It is the reasons zero crossing articulated that I love California. As a black American who loves living in an integrated society California is it for me. I could never feel comfortable in a place like Idaho. I’ve been there. I have friends there. Not for me.
California is the most segregated place I’ve ever seen.

I live in NYC. Our neighborhoods are much more integrated and actully “diverse”. We all live, eat, work and party together here.

In LA, it’s lily white neighborhoods / towns or enclaves of the rich and then all the “non-white” serfs are pushed to the east. That’s not diverse. The demographics are sickening in “liberal California”.

And what is “diversity” anyway? The way you look? What you eat? The God you worship? Islam is hardly niche. Seems to me diverse means “fewer European people”. That's about it. An all Somalian neighborhood is called “diverse”. That’s your tell.

You’re delusional.

That’s why America is sick of California.

Do as I say, not as I do = phonies.
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Old 8th April 2019
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Originally Posted by zerocrossing View Post
I know... there’s just something about Quantum7 that just brings out the Bugs Bunny in me. I know I shouldn’t do it, but I doed it.

There’s a kernel of truth in my jibe though. According to the interweb, the population of Idaho is about 1.754 million. The population of California, 39.56 million. I’m not going to look it up, but I’ll venture to say that California is way more diverse than Idaho as well. So, that means trying to make not only a lot more people happy, but also to allow for a lot more cultural preferences to coexist together. Not a small feat. So, sorry for being snarky that your mostly white Christian state of very few people per square mile is a bit more tidy than mine.

Here’s one thing I do know. One of my best friends has a 4 year old who’s clearly already not polarized on the sexual spectrum. Too early to tell, but at the very least this little child will be a transvestite. All he wants to wear is very girly clothes. Bra-fuking-vo for him, because he lives just out side of Berkeley and no one (well, almost no one) gives a sh!t what that child wears as long as it’s happy and nice. I shudder to think what that child’s life would be like if he were born in a back-water (yeah that’s right, I’m saying it) like Idaho, or any other number of states where anything diverging from their idea of normal is treated as criminal.

Does that make me snobby? So be it. If being proud that I live in a place that actually tries to uphold Christian values as opposed to those who fly the flag and then behave nothing like what ol’ Jesus was a-preach’n, then I’ll put up with a pot hole and late train every now and then for the privilege to live far outside of Idaho.

I can also say that I know for a fact that California pays the federal government more than it receives. Can Idaho say the same? I’m just sick of these red states and their bragging about their low taxes and crying about California as a welfare state, and then you find out that they’re sucking down farm subsidies and welfare like no one’s business.
We already covered this bro.

California median income is $63k versus the national average of $61k.

No one in CA is paying more in federal taxes.

Secondly, California’s economy is a gigantic corporate subsidy

Agriculture is the #1 industry = $1 trillion USD 2018 Farm Bill. Hence, California’s corporate sponsored illegal alien policy. They WANT the illegal workforce working for serf wages. Mexico wants the remittances.

Tack on tax schemes for Big Tech, Pentagon spending and subsidies for Hollyweird, California is a corporate welfare fiefdom.
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Old 8th April 2019
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Neat conspiracy theory.
‘Conspiracy theory’ is a term that strikes fear and anxiety in the hearts of most every public figure, particularly journalists and academics.

Since the 1960s the label has become a disciplinary device that has been overwhelmingly effective in defining certain events as off limits to inquiry or debate.

Especially in the United States, raising legitimate questions about dubious official narratives destined to inform public opinion (and thereby public policy) is a major thought crime that must be cauterized from the public psyche at all costs…



CIA Document 1035-960 played a definitive role in making the ‘conspiracy theory’ term a weapon to be wielded against almost any individual or group calling the government’s increasingly clandestine programs and activities into question. – From CIA Document 1035-960
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