Want to feel good? Pay taxes


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lein

Well, NO! ABBA owns that land!
I didn't realize ABBA was referring to Nordakoda Don when they wrote
the lyrics
"You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life"
 
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Icepick Factory Outlet

lein said:
I didn't realize ABBA was referring to Nordakoda Don when they wrote
the lyrics
"You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life"
Benny and Bjorn are gonna be real jealous now that the Cialis Gasbag is
in play...
 
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Gonsales' Mandarin Universe

Benny and Bjorn are gonna be real jealous now that the Cialis Gasbag is
in play...
Actually, one of them was a pre-Cialis gasbag and cheated, just like
their songs.
 
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lein

~

From The (Portland) Oregonian - June 15, 2007

Using brain-scanning technology, University of Oregon researchers have
found an unlikely force at play in the minds of people paying taxes:
Pleasure.

In their experiment, taxing people for a charitable cause activated the
brain's reward centers -- the same areas that respond to such sources of
delight as food and sex.

A study which took college students that never had to work for a
living, gave them each $100 as a gift, then measured some brainwave
when they were told the would have to pay taxes on that $100.

Maybe the big brain at the U of O should try this with subjects that
work for a living.
 
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Gonsales' Mandarin Universe

A study which took college students that never had to work for a
living, gave them each $100 as a gift, then measured some brainwave
when they were told the would have to pay taxes on that $100.

Maybe the big brain at the U of O should try this with subjects that
work for a living.
They still had maybe over 80 bucks they didn't have before--DUH???
 
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lein

They still had maybe over 80 bucks they didn't have before--DUH???
They should tell them that they will have to work more hours to cover
the taxes, then check their brain waves.
 
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Gonsales' Mandarin Universe

They should tell them that they will have to work more hours to cover
the taxes, then check their brain waves.
Then they can disable the coin machines in the staff office and remove
the cooling for the water cooler/drinking fountain. The clock on the
wall goes after that and they get placed in areas with no indication
of time of day.

Wait, that sounds like a broadcasting station or paper.
 
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Lobby Dosser

lein said:
They should tell them that they will have to work more hours to cover
the taxes, then check their brain waves.
Or tell them the money goes to buy cluster bombs. That would go over big
at the U of O.
 
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Gonsales' Mandarin Universe

Or tell them the money goes to buy cluster bombs. That would go over big
at the U of O.
You must work o-nite, Dosser. Where do you find time to work and post?

I had a friend who seemed to spend more time telling folks what he had
to do at the C-store tonight or he'd get fired than actually doing
that, but he had no computer.
 
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Lobby Dosser

Gonsales' Mandarin Universe said:
You must work o-nite, Dosser. Where do you find time to work and post?
Retired. I 'work' when it pleases me.
 
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Lobby Dosser

Gonsales' Mandarin Universe said:
SS disability. I fix up bikes, stereo gear and wear out 6-13 GB hard
drives.
Works for me. By bikes you mean motorcycles or bicycles?

I'm into film cameras. Mechanical, if possible. Analog over any sort of
digital. Though I do have four Canon EOS slrs at the moment that I really
enjoy.
 
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Gonsales' Mandarin Universe

Works for me. By bikes you mean motorcycles or bicycles?

I'm into film cameras. Mechanical, if possible. Analog over any sort of
digital. Though I do have four Canon EOS slrs at the moment that I really
enjoy.
Cruisers, 26"

My enthusiasm for taking the pictures exceeded being able to catch up
the developing by a deficit of 19 rolls at one point. I had a Mamiya
(1000 DTL? or other way around) for a few years and I had a
photographer friend I've known since my teens sell it to a young girl
who was starting out.

He had a Fuji and an EOS Digital Rebel IIRC last time I checked, early
Mavica and I know a Nikon 35mm. He is heavy into modeling software
(and models, but aren't all of those guys) and digital video/computer
graphics and full motion computer animation.

That of course is how you get them chicks too. Par for the course
though, known him since he was 15 (mid-80s) and he had an Amiga with
Video Toaster and a bag phone before most bought their first CDs.
 
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Lobby Dosser

Gonsales' Mandarin Universe said:
Cruisers, 26"
Cool!


My enthusiasm for taking the pictures exceeded being able to catch up
the developing by a deficit of 19 rolls at one point. I had a Mamiya
(1000 DTL? or other way around) for a few years and I had a
photographer friend I've known since my teens sell it to a young girl
who was starting out.
1000 DTL is right. My only Mamiya is a C3 Professional Twin Lens.
He had a Fuji and an EOS Digital Rebel IIRC last time I checked, early
Mavica and I know a Nikon 35mm. He is heavy into modeling software
(and models, but aren't all of those guys) and digital video/computer
graphics and full motion computer animation.

That of course is how you get them chicks too.
Whip out a 1920s folding camera, pop it open and start taking pictures.
Women get real interested. "Film? What's that?" I've got a couple in Mint
condition.
Par for the course
though, known him since he was 15 (mid-80s) and he had an Amiga with
Video Toaster and a bag phone before most bought their first CDs.
My first was an Atari 400 in 1980. Was working on big iron at the time -
IBM 360s, etc. I'd save up the $600 for the floppy drive and something
around $600 would go wrong with one of the cars - while not done do.
Never did get the floppy.
 
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gl4316

Note: As we are wondering off of the tax subject, I've follow-upped to
pdx.general, so as to eliminate this from the misc.taxes, us.taxes,
or.politics, and alt.politics threads after this post.

Lobby Dosser said:
I'm into film cameras. Mechanical, if possible. Analog over any sort of
digital. Though I do have four Canon EOS slrs at the moment that I really
enjoy.

My primary camera is/was a Minolta SRT 101 that is pretty much 100%
mechanical, with the only electric object on it being the light meter.
Even the timer is mechanical.

The good thing about all this is I can still take some very good photos
even if the battery goes dead. I wind up guessing on the light meter, but
most everything still works. With a digital camera, that just flat out
can't happen. This can be very helpful if traveling in remote areas.

It's a heavy beast, but it works.

Unfortunately, it took a rather nasty beating during a recent trip to
Africa, and the light meter no longer works, period. There is something a
little off about the way it meshes with the lens now as well.

Yet, even with all those problems, the results of the photos it produced
are quite good, and so far the digital cameras I have used just don't
produce results I am as pleased with.

Unfortunately, because of the practicality of shooting without a light
meter (there are times when the light is quite questionable) I'm probably
going to have to replace it with something.

Despite your "Film? What's that?" comment, there are several professional
photographers here in Portland that still use film for their photography.
Probably the most well known is Larry N. Olson, who produced the
regionally famous photo essay book on Oregon's wild rivers. I talked to
him a little bit about his methods a few weekends ago during an open house
he had: he uses Fuji Sensia (or was it Velvia?) film in a fairly tight
grain in 4x6 or so sheets as the film stock. The result is that when he
enlarges the print to be five feet long there is still no grain visible at
all. I've seen many "high quality" digital prints look far worse at that
size enlargement. On the other hand, he also sells his prints for $400+.
He develops everything himself over at the U-Develop shop on Barbur.
 
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