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by anrec80
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 145
Views: 10844

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Russia might or might not prevent them in doing so, I don't know what Putin is telling them, you apparently do... Russia doesn’t prevent any contacts with Ukrainian politicians - and there are some who actually do go there. They even have successes - in prisoners exchanges for examples. So Donetsk ...

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by anrec80
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 145
Views: 10844

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Interesting, so you say it were regular Russian soldiers that shot down the MH17. It has been confirmed the BUK was from the 53rd brigade of the Russian military, what is not known whom actually manned it, but you say it were the Russians itself. Ok, very possible, but I wouldn't go so far, since t...

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by anrec80
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 145
Views: 10844

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

I call upon your Putin regime to stop supporting them in order to have talks between the government and these citizens and normalize the situation instead of defacto Russian territory. There are politicians in Ukraine that are in contact with their leadership. And Kiev regime should establish this ...

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by anrec80
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 145
Views: 10844

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

We are talking about guns, tanks, buk-missiles which shot down the MH17. Not about potatoes. I call upon your Putin regime to stop supporting them in order to have talks between the government and these citizens and normalize the situation instead of defacto Russian territory. Nobody never talked a...

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by anrec80
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 145
Views: 10844

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Wow, isn't your head done spinning, 180degrees of the truth, black is white, white is black? How about Russia stop giving them aid and support, it is not from anywhere, it is from Russia. But at least you agree to the fact that they are getting aid and support from Russia, just like the OSCE alread...

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by anrec80
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 145
Views: 10844

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Yeah, just pile up those lies, may be something will stick. Why anybody would talk to the separatists? Just because you consider them your own citizens, and it’s the obligation of any government to support talk with their own citizens. If you just call them separatists and don’t talk to them - well...

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by anrec80
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 145
Views: 10844

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Truth is that Putin will not want to let go and he is on record claiming Ukraine should be part of Russia. And Russia is occupying a piece of Ukraine, so how can you claim that the key is in Kyiv is beyond me. It’s not that hard really - Kiev needs to enter talks with those people and their leaders...

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by anrec80
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 145
Views: 10844

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

I think you will find if your Putin's Russia stops supporting these separatists, all other pieces on the chessboard will move too. The way for the pieces to start moving is in Kiev’s hands - it needs to finally start talking to those people. Re-establish economic ties, enter negotiations with them ...

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by anrec80
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 145
Views: 10844

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Everybody is free to go back to Crimea, There are plenty of Ukrainians there now, they even work there on the bridge construction. Nobody prevents them from going there, or moving there even. Crimea control handed back to Ukraine and after a few years of stabilization and after that a free and open...

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by anrec80
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 145
Views: 10844

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

Dutchy wrote:
Don't side a gunpoint referendum as fair and free referendum.


Good enough “gunpointing” 2.5M people. There were plenty of Western journalists and MPs, and nobody reported any “gunpointing” at the time. These tales appeared later. This is what gets old.

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by anrec80
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 145
Views: 10844

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

alfa164 wrote:
That is the Russian line; the civilized world thinks otherwise.


The "civilized world" can think anything it wants - it doesn't matter. What matters is the opinion of Crimean residents. And they've made their choice clearly.

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by anrec80
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on
Replies: 145
Views: 10844

Re: Ukraine crisis - 5 years on

ArchGuy1 wrote:
What exactly will it take to resolve the situation with Crimea belonging to Russia or Ukraine.


Crimea is Russian, and they deem this matter resolved. Nobody will ever give it back. It's a done deal, whoever thinks whatever.

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by anrec80
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia
Replies: 29
Views: 4088

Re: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia

Putin has signed a decree to establish e-visas for visitors from EU countries. This should go into effect Jan 1st, 2021 (if everything goes as planned). Something along the lines of a simple online application, and if memory serves me right, a maximum stay of 18 days in Russia. For a cost of approx...

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by anrec80
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia
Replies: 29
Views: 4088

Re: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia

Is there a large Russian community in the London area? W6 seem to target this VFR traffic. Yes, there is. Who bought up a good chunk of the luxury properties in London? They aren’t though exactly clients of any airline flying to Russia, especially a low cost. For too many of them, a trip to Russia ...

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by anrec80
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia
Replies: 29
Views: 4088

Re: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia

Russia’s introducing visa free travel for most EU countries 2020/2021 ( not for Brits obviously ) but there’s enough EU/ Russians in London to make these flights a great success I do not see Russians just allowing visa free entry from EU unless it’s reciprocal. There aren’t any talks in progress be...

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by anrec80
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11511

Re: France to charge aviation tax

KD5MDK wrote:
Do you have a citation to prove this with statistics?


Most people will not find savings being worth it. However, travel sites like Kayak and even Orbitz will find separate tickets that are cost-optimized, and they will work for some.

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by anrec80
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11511

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Europeans as usual. They don't know what and whom else to rip off - sorry - tax. As if 50% plus income isn't enough.

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by anrec80
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 22892

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

sseim wrote:
That's ridiculous. That would be like Amazon telling people to stop shopping online.


Well, not quite. He counts that the audience of these commercials would be VFR one - the one airlines don't make money on, and high-yielding business traffic will remain.

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by anrec80
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A day that will live...somewhere
Replies: 12
Views: 1135

Re: A day that will live...somewhere

Yepp - this is what I usually do. Plan to show up at least 2 hrs in advance - you don’t know where will you lose the time. Traffic, security, etc.

Once past security - BOS has a few Priority Pass lounges to spend this time in, and maybe even do some emailing.

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by anrec80
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Residing in Mexico and "living" in the US
Replies: 14
Views: 974

Re: Residing in Mexico and "living" in the US

The real question is - where is the income earned? If you are working in CA on W2, then both federal and CA will want their “fair share”. But if you live in MX and your employer can pay you to your corporation (which you can register anywhere - doesn’t have to be Mexico) - you get away without taxes...

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by anrec80
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked
Replies: 37
Views: 1258

Re: UK Ambassador resigns after Trump commentary leaked

But given this president, could the Netherlands reject the US ambassador to the Netherlands? Yes, they can. Furthermore - it’s a normal thing. Ambassador candidates are generally being agreed upon between the nations’ leadership before appointment, but then it’s a serious cause if the host nation r...

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by anrec80
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California has officially lost it...Muralgate
Replies: 47
Views: 2482

Re: California has officially lost it...Muralgate

What kind of environmental study costs hundreds of thousands of dollars? Are they drilling for oil too? Who else doubts what all these “environmental protection regulations”, “Paris agreements” and the likes are for? Effect on the actual environment is still questionable, but real money are now and...

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by anrec80
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California has officially lost it...Muralgate
Replies: 47
Views: 2482

Re: California has officially lost it...Muralgate

Magog wrote:

From the New York Times: “Painting [over the mural] would first require an environmental impact study that would cost about $500,000.”

Hahaha. 500K for environmental study. Yeah, this is the kind of burden on society our “environment protectors” put. And that’s just for the study.

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by anrec80
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4503

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

In truth, it was Russia who gave Crimea to Ukraine - then wrenched it back with a military invasion and rigged a pseudo-plebiscite.. Of course, that isn't in the scripts at the Russian troll farms... :roll: 95% in favor - isn’t a “pseudo-plebiscite”. Crimean people expressed their will clearly. And...

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by anrec80
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4503

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

I see that tu204 conveniently omitted the Russian invasion of denuclearized Ukraine from his examples. Where do you see Russian invasion? Nobody has ever shown anyone any “invader” in Donbass. And Crimea - now there is an investigation in Ukraine as to why post-coup leadership hasn’t done anything ...

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by anrec80
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4503

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

Magog wrote:
Their missiles suck. Less testing is very good news.


What if they do not suck? Minus Seattle and San Francisco?

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by anrec80
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese flights to Siberia
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

Re: Chinese flights to Siberia

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CES9925 Just found that China eastern airlines has started flying DAILY between Ordos Inner Mongolia and Irkutsk, What’s the point of this route? Why ordos? Seems like China eastern has discovered cities in Russia worth flying to beyond St. Petersburg and Moscow ...

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by anrec80
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4503

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

Let's not rewrite history here: the invasion of Iraq was predicated precisely on the belief that they had WMD's; the current administrations sabre-rattling towards Iran is based on the proposition that they are developing the same. The claim that "the west will not attack anyone that can at le...

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by anrec80
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4503

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

I mean it is also possible to have a scenario where South Korea willingly adopt elements of North Korean system and allowed members of North Korean government to rule the country, despite slightly less than what the North Korean government might have been doing in their territory now. In such situa...

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by anrec80
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4503

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

Anyone who thinks a highly successful nation like South Korea would adopt policies from a total failure like North Korea is living in a fantasy world - or in St. Petersburg... :roll: The most prominent examples of total failures - Eastern European “new democracies” (good half of those), with comple...

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by anrec80
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4503

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

c933103 wrote:
The point is it is not impossible for an unified Korea with South Korea included to adopt a similar system.


Well - if North Korean elite groups win over South Korean elite groups (and that’s more than possible) - nobody will ask South Korea, and there will be nobody left to protect.

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by anrec80
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4503

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

What about Kim's family becoming some sort of royal family and the parliament can continue to be elected by people, under supervision by the state? That seems more likely They are having elections in North Korea even now. Vast majority is held by Workers’ Party of Korea of course, but then there is...

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by anrec80
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4503

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

My view on Korea reunification - "be fearful of your wishes, they sometimes come true". The million dollar question here is - whose elites are stronger and more "predatory" - Pyongyang or Seoul ones? Seoul ones are totally under American umbrella and are capable for little on the...

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by anrec80
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4503

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

The NYT is reporting that Trump is mulling over recognizing NK as a nuclear power. That seems like he is capitulating to a dictator to me. Even if Trump doesn’t recognize NK as a nuclear power - what will change? What’s taken into account is the reality, not whether someone recognizes that or not. ...

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by anrec80
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4503

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

As for Libya, that issue was not a part of Nuclear disarmament, it seems so fitting how you forget about the Arab Spring. Then what else? Had Qaddafi had nuclear weapons, nobody would have had any thought of using military force against them. And that “Arab Spring” will be echoing for decades all o...

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by anrec80
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4503

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

SCQ83 wrote:
I can't wait to see the day North Korea becomes free and the Golden Arches rise in Pyongyang.


Free from whom and from what? Have someone from North Korea asked to be freed from something? There have been a lot of “freeing” lately - Iraq, whole Middle East, Ukraine.

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by anrec80
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Enters North Korea
Replies: 95
Views: 4503

Re: Trump Enters North Korea

Marc, it is naive. Sure he entered North Korea, sure he has had talks with Kim, what did it actually achieve? Nothing. Perfectly logical: North Korean regime needs to survive and the atom bomb just makes sure of that. The atom bomb is needed not to preserve the “regime”, but to preserve the very st...

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by anrec80
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt
Replies: 42
Views: 2062

Re: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt

Oh I have a nice paying job, just don't have anything left after taxes, 401K, insurance, rent, food, and other miscellaneous expenses. Paying the government back is last on my list of things to do. 100% agree with you. Money earned by an individual should belong to that individual, and not taken aw...

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by anrec80
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America The Bully?
Replies: 45
Views: 2598

Re: America The Bully?

The American ambassador to Germany has according the the Washington Post has told Germany it can either trade with the US or trade with Iran. This of course says that only America has sovereignty. It is also an unacceptable degree of bullying. It probably is time for the rest of the world to agree ...

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by anrec80
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coolest college experiences
Replies: 20
Views: 2247

Re: Coolest college experiences

Going to a small university in the middle of nowhere. With as little as 3 students in some classes.

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by anrec80
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raising taxes on the rich does not work
Replies: 50
Views: 1882

Re: Raising taxes on the rich does not work

Dutchy wrote:

Your defending Putin in every way you can, so perhaps for you a reason to seek help, I mean, he is a foreign leader for you, isn't he ;)


This thread isn’t about Putin whatsoever. And I don’t see what have taxation discussion do with Putin.

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by anrec80
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU after Brexit: What´s next?
Replies: 47
Views: 2878

Re: EU after Brexit: What´s next?

So will Hungary have accomplished what they wanted to do by the time the EU completes its investigations and implement the force of Article 7? If the issue is / was to rid the nation of immigrants, they may accomplish the feat, so where is the protection? So what’s the priority in EU? Our biggest E...

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by anrec80
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU after Brexit: What´s next?
Replies: 47
Views: 2878

Re: EU after Brexit: What´s next?

frmrCapCadet wrote:
I am reading that two or three of the former SSRs have effectively destroyed independent judiciaries, press, and human rights. I am not reading that the EU is effectively addressing this. Have I missed some reporting, if so, provide links?


Which are those SSRs?

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by anrec80
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raising taxes on the rich does not work
Replies: 50
Views: 1882

Re: Raising taxes on the rich does not work

Kiwirob wrote:
So why is infrastructure all over the US aging and falling apart and the national debt higher than it's ever been?


Too much socialism the country can not afford.

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by anrec80
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raising taxes on the rich does not work
Replies: 50
Views: 1882

Re: Raising taxes on the rich does not work

Dutchy wrote:

Only if you stop defending the Putin regime.


Dude - you really need to seek help. In your view - “low tax === Putin”? Then what about Hong Kong or Singapore - Kim John Un is taking a break?

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by anrec80
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raising taxes on the rich does not work
Replies: 50
Views: 1882

Re: Raising taxes on the rich does not work

Hard earned? You need to educate me why it is that in the 1970's the average CEO made around 20 times what the average earner in his company made, nowadays it is more than 250times. It’s up to the CEO and company’s shareholders how much money does the CEO make. Not somebody else’s. You still love t...

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by anrec80
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raising taxes on the rich does not work
Replies: 50
Views: 1882

Re: Raising taxes on the rich does not work

Dutchy wrote:
You do know how a percentage works right? Laughable explanation.


It’s the reality here - what’s laughable. Pretty much everyone making 6 figures is capable of counting their money and do not need any help of “do-gooders” and “social justice advocates”.

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by anrec80
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raising taxes on the rich does not work
Replies: 50
Views: 1882

Re: Raising taxes on the rich does not work

Sure, you are a top 1% -er :rotfl: Well - jokes aside. New York City has municipal income tax of 3.5-3.7%. If your income is rather moderate (below 100K/year, which isn’t that much for this area), it’s not that big of a deal. But as it goes up, you look at your paystubs and start asking yourself - ...

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by anrec80
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raising taxes on the rich does not work
Replies: 50
Views: 1882

Re: Raising taxes on the rich does not work

Dutchy wrote:

In your experience? :lol:


Yes - I’ve lived in quite a few different places, as you know. With different tax rates.

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by anrec80
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Raising taxes on the rich does not work
Replies: 50
Views: 1882

Re: Raising taxes on the rich does not work

How come America being one of the most developed nation on the world, cannot support its own people in a way similar to what dozens other countries have done? See - this is what I call mismanaged expectations. America, government, state, taxpayers - aren’t anyone’s daddy. Individuals should not rel...

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