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  1. nbblood

    Cayman Islands Tax Havens

    Yeah, New York City, Chicago, and Boston all have similar reputations....to name a few. Why take your money off shore? We have plenty of corruption right here in U.S.! I propose everybody gets an appropriate sized mayonnaise jar and buries their savings in their own back yard! You only get interest if the planted money somehow grows into a money tree. Those proceeds are, of course, tax free!
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    Cayman Islands Tax Havens

    Just to put that in perspective, anybody that claims tithing as a charitable contribution on their tax return is indeed practicing tax avoidance. You could say the same thing about a laundry list of credits, deductions, and/or processes to reduce your taxable income.
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    I'm offended!!!!

    Don't forget that one lucky parent each game would get tagged to provide pickled beet slices for refreshment at half-time (in lieu of the orange slices of course).
  4. I didn't say the NY judge would revoke the permit. A weapons violation anywhere, however, is grounds for the issuing authority to revoke a permit. That is what I was implying. I'm not saying it is certain, but it is certainly likely, particularly in a case that has gained this much publicity. I also said "unfortunately", indicating that I don't necessarily think that is the best recourse for her actions. Agreed. I said "likely", I didn't say they would "for sure" be helpful. Ultimately it is up to the permit holder to know the laws and abide by them. LOL....agreed again. I used to have a CC permit. Then I realized it really didn't do anything for me. I rarely, if ever, carried a gun in a manner that required it. I decided it was more of a bother than it was worth. I carry my guns in a manner that is legal without a CC permit (usually just hunting). I transport them in my vehicles in accordance with applicable laws. I register my guns when I'm required to do so (military installations and, yes, I was in New York at one time.) Guns in my home are in appropriate locations to lend themselves for self defense and at the same time are inaccessible by my children. I don't keep them loaded, but in a self defense situation, I could get them into action in a hurry. Ultimately, I'm more concerned about my kids getting hold of a loaded weapon than I am worried about needing them instantly in a defense situation. So, I choose not to leave unlocked, loaded weapons in my home. While all of these may seem a little bit stray of the topic, I use this example to illustrate that it is reasonable to not have a CC permit, keep guns legally, and still maintain sufficient defense. I think I'm supporting your claim that permit holders tend to be emotional over the wrong things.
  5. Probably President Benjamin Franklin.
  6. The law in New York is that you must register your handguns, not that you cannot carry a gun. Additionally, if you are carrying a concealed weapon, you must also have a concealed carry permit. Therefore, a person, with the appropriate registration and permits, may carry a concealed gun in New York. BUT, establishments may forbid guns on their premises at their discretion, thereby pre-empting the concealed carry permit. BUT, they MUST post a sign that clearly indicates that guns are not allowed on the premises. In that case, concealed carry permit or not, a person may not legally carry their weapon in that establishment. Any concealed carry permit holder should know all this. In this particular case, had the woman had her firearms legally registered in New York and held a New York concealed carry permit, she would not have been in violation and should not have been arrested. However, she apparently was not aware that handguns must be registered in New York to be transported or possessed within the state. Hence, she was indeed in violation of the law. She simply failed to do her homework and found herself on the wrong side of the law. Yes, she tried to do what was the right thing, but the problem was she was already wrong. Unfortunately this violation will likely lead to the repeal of her concealed carry permit and prevent her from ever getting one again. However I hope the judge realizes that this was apparently an honest mistake and is lenient on her. After all, she was trying to do what she thought was the right thing. The lesson here is that a concealed carry permit is not all-encompassing, regardless of reciprocation laws. There is inherent responsibility in knowing the applicable laws for wherever one plans to carry any firearm or other weapon. If google doesn't help, call a local law enforcement officer, they will likely know the answers. Don't ever assume that a concealed carry permit allows you to carry a concealed weapon anywhere!
  7. If you do choose to fake a $1 million bill, don't expect the cashier at Walmart (or anywhere for that matter) to have enough change in the register to actually break it. I mean seriously, what did this guy think was going to happen when he presented this bill? Lets say the cashier could break it but had nothing larger than $20s. How was he going to carry 50,000 $20 bills? How long would it have taken to count them out? Ok, that's 45,139...45,140.....45,142......err......I lost count......1,2,3,4...... This just goes into the books as one of the dumbest criminals EVER!
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    Elf on The Shelf

    Just to follow up, I did use the snowball fight idea. It was great. We hosted my wife's sister and her family (they have two boys). They also have elves (Bob and Leroy). So they got in on the snowball fight too. Alas, the elves have retired to the North Pole once again. But in 11 months I'll need more great ideas like this one! Thanks again for the tip. It was great!
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    Elf on The Shelf

    I know! I know! I should be better at being active on here. I'll try harder. I always need improvement! As for the kids, I'm sure taking advantage of the fun younger years! I'm not sure who has more fun with the elves, me or them!
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    Elf on The Shelf

    Ah, that's a great idea! I think I see a snowball fight in the future for Ellie Mae and Sally! Thanks!
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    Elf on The Shelf

    My wife and I do this for our kids. It's fun. Our elves are "Ellie Mae" and "Sally", one for each of the girls. They show up on Dec 1st and stay through Christmas. So far this year Ellie Mae and Sally have gone out to the garage to drive the truck, played "go, fish" with cards, cleaned the wall mirrors, cooked some vegetables in a pot on the stove, rode the ceiling fan round and round, put up their own Christmas tree, ate the gingerbread cookies, vacuumed the floor, played putt-putt golf, and last night they stole my daughters underwear and decorated the tree in the kitchen with them. My oldest is 4 and she can't wait to go see what the elves have been doing at night. She gets pretty excited to go find them. My youngest is 18 months and she just doesn't get it. Maybe next year. I'm seriously running out of creative things for elves to do though!
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    Banned

    I think that once a user makes his/her first post you should immediately ban them for a week. You know, post in the Intro forum, " Hi my name is _________. I found this site and think it's great. Hi everybody." Pam: "Welcome, you're banned!" And they'd be or maybe even It'd kind of be like Seinfeld...."No soup for you!" That way, we could tell if they were really tough enough to hang around and take it, you know, test their mental toughness right out of the gate. Sure, sure there may be those that get their feelings hurt. I'd just refer them to that Geico commercial "Maybe we should head on over to Mamby-Pamby land and maybe we could find you some self confidence!" And hey, if the "site rules" wouldn't allow this type of electronic hazing, that's ok, just make a new rule then it'll all be good. Ok, there you have it. My plan. Go ahead, you can ban me now. I can take it.
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    Straight No Chaser

    Just think, Pam, ten good-looking guys, one place, one time, there to serenade just you! Oh, sure, there'll be other people around, but really, they're there to serenade you, Pam!
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    Straight No Chaser

    Sorry. Hey, Idaho Falls isn't that far! Road Trip!
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    Straight No Chaser

    Got to see them in KC again last night. Whole lotta new material and stage setup. They're getting better and better and they were awfully good before. Don't miss these guys if you get the chance! Unfortunately they had to cancel their SLC show. But Boise, Idaho Falls, Albequerque, Denver, Colo Spgs, Mesa, LV, et al. all on the schedule. Just got great tickets for somebody for the Boise show last night.