| Political Talk|| re: How would Romney be handling the Ukraine situation? - carbola on 4/18/14 at 12:23 pm|
[quote]We also would've all received a binder filled with women.
| Political Talk|| How would Romney be handling the Ukraine situation? - carbola on 4/18/14 at 12:08 pm|
I'm just curious how this board feels Romney would have handled this situation over there?
And if you're feeling up to it, Gary Johnson as well?
I honestly don't think Romney would be doing much different, but I think his lip service would have been more geared towards open conflict than Ob...
| Money Talk|| re: Oilfield rumors - carbola on 4/18/14 at 8:11 am|
[quote]NOV wants to buy Weatherford[/quote]
WFT is starting to get rid of their drilling divisions, or at least what everyone in WFT has been telling me on rigs...
| Political Talk|| re: If W Hadn't Started A War In Iraq... - carbola on 4/17/14 at 9:46 am|
Congress did not vote to go to war. The last time that happened was World War Two.
Favorite part of that link:
YEA D Clinton, Hillary NY...
| Political Talk|| re: Bundy Ranch - What You're Not Being Told - carbola on 4/16/14 at 9:06 pm|
this sounds as bad as we invaded iraq for Halliburton share money...
| Political Talk|| Boston police evacuate marathon finish line and detonate suspicious bags - carbola on 4/15/14 at 10:01 pm|
Couldn't find this on CNN, but yeah [link=(http://rt.com/usa/marathon-evacuated-suspicious-bags-772/)]LINK[/link]
[quote]The Boston Police Department investigated two unattended backpacks near the finish line area of the city’s marathon. A man thought to have left one of the bags was taken into c...
| Political Talk|| re: La legislature decides to keep unconstitutional crimes against nature law - carbola on 4/15/14 at 9:03 pm|
[quote]Opponents of Smith’s proposal have argued that the repeal would remove minors’ protection from aggravated crimes against nature. Smith disagreed, saying at least 12 other statutes protect minors from sexual assault. [/quote]
How does this offer any extra protection? When I ...
| Political Talk|| re: Poll: Republicans admit Obamacare might not be the end of the world - carbola on 4/14/14 at 10:14 pm|
[quote]The Administration calculates that 11.7 million Americans are newly covered[/quote]
Actually this isn't correct
[quote]She said 11.7 million were found eligible for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.[/quote]
Actual stat mentioned. ...
| Political Talk|| re: What many are missing from AGC - carbola on 4/7/14 at 2:35 am|
I was wondering, is it possible to use this same data to argue the other side of the coin? I'm curious to see how the same data is used to say we are changing the climate since, as you point out, they only use a 2000 year scale rather than a 450,000 year scale...
| Political Talk|| re: UPS Fires Hundreds Of Workers Who Defended Fired Colleague - carbola on 4/4/14 at 12:25 am|
[quote]Agreed. Also, the union apparently didn't read their own contract.[/quote]
Well only one is allowed to do that per the union rules...
| More Sports Board|| re: Will the B1G get 3 of the final 4? - carbola on 3/30/14 at 7:23 am|
[quote]My bracket has MSU, Florida, Michigan, and Wisconsin. [/quote]
Hey me too :cheers:
With a MSU Mich final :dude:...
| Political Talk|| re: FedGov to Regulate Cow Farts. - carbola on 3/30/14 at 2:16 am|
[quote]FedGov to Regulate Cow Farts.[/quote]
I'm no Obama fan, but this article is grossly misleading. From the actual [link=(http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/28/fact-sheet-climate-action-plan-strategy-cut-methane-emissions)]"Fact Sheet"[/link] on whitehouse.gov:
| Political Talk|| re: Paging Conspiracy Theorists: Is Obama a Cactus? - carbola on 3/27/14 at 2:47 am|
I looked at my google just to check, I got "Is Obama a clone?"
Which lead me to:
[link=(http://beforeitsnews.com/strange/2013/01/barack-hussein-obama-clone-of-ancient-egyptian-king-must-see-comparison-2446798.html)]Barack Hussein Obama: Clone Of Ancient Egyptian King… Must See Comparison![/link]...
| Political Talk|| re: Bush 43 ruined it for Repubs...Obama the same for the Dems... - carbola on 3/26/14 at 5:22 am|
Great thread would read again...
| Political Talk|| re: just saw Louisiana judges are trying to get mandatory retirement dropped - carbola on 3/18/14 at 11:31 pm|
Great reasons behind why it's a bad idea...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Going on vacation alone... - carbola on 3/14/14 at 10:24 pm|
[quote]My only regret is that some piece of shite stole my iPhone and thus pictures when I was at the bathroom on the final day. One of the more pissed off days of my life since I had hundreds of pictures.[/quote]
No joke, this same thing happened to me in Iceland. Well I got drunk and left my cam...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Going on vacation alone... - carbola on 3/14/14 at 9:46 pm|
[quote]What says the OT? [/quote]
I do this a lot. Just book a hostel or something close to a hostel. Go to the bar, order a beer and make some friends. I have done this in several countries and made friends I still talk to years after...
| Political Talk|| re: Should expats pay taxes? - carbola on 3/11/14 at 3:59 pm|
[quote]Where do I go to bitch about my tax burden? Who will listen?[/quote]
I'm just ticked that practically every other country doesn't require taxes on foreign earned income :wah:...
| Political Talk|| re: Should expats pay taxes? - carbola on 3/11/14 at 3:39 pm|
[quote]How is it "crappy" the country doesn't have income tax?
Would the foreign tax credit reduce your U.S. tax burden by the same amount if it did? [/quote]
It's crappy because I'm not qualified as an expat and am therefore treated as if I earned all of my income in the US and using the a...
| Political Talk|| re: Should expats pay taxes? - carbola on 3/11/14 at 1:39 pm|
[quote]Why isn't ALL of it taxable? [/quote]
It's not earned in the US. I could understand if the US let others work in the US tax free, however, you and I both know this is not the case. So why should I pay taxes twice?
ETA: Especially when I am in the US for ~40 days/year. I could qualify...
| Political Talk|| Should expats pay taxes? - carbola on 3/11/14 at 1:33 pm|
As an expat I don't understand why the US is basically the only country that requires taxes on income acquired abroad. So I figuered I would ask the PT what they think about this.
BTW to qualify for an expat you have 3 options basically
1) You pay income tax in another country AND have residency...
| Political Talk|| Paging WikiTiger: Mt.Gox site disappears, Bitcoin future in doubt - carbola on 2/25/14 at 12:13 pm|
[quote]What was once the world's largest trading platform for bitcoins is now a blank page.
The Bitcoin-trading website Mt.Gox was taken offline late Monday, putting at risk millions of d...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Nostalgia thread from 70's, 80's and now 90s and dare we? Yes the 00s! - carbola on 2/24/14 at 7:11 am|
| O-T Lounge|| re: Airport Madness......Weirdest thing you've ever seen at the airport/while flying - carbola on 2/20/14 at 10:29 am|
The first time I flew to Kuwait it was also the first time ever flying international by myself. So there I am freaking out as its my first time in the Middle East. I land and get off the plane with no idea where to go scared as hell. Then I see this 300+lbs American in overalls with a southern pr...
| Political Talk|| re: 3k more American citizens renounce citizenship... - carbola on 2/17/14 at 10:20 pm|
[quote]I worked as an expat in 2010 and 2011. My returns were over 200 pages long for the USA. [/quote]
Honestly probably the only reason I'm ok with my current expat gig is because my company hooks us up with tax assistance...
| Political Talk|| re: 3k more American citizens renounce citizenship... - carbola on 2/17/14 at 10:19 pm|
3,000 Americans! THIS IS THE END! :omg:
| Political Talk|| re: The world's "most fearsome weapon of mass destruction", climate change. - carbola on 2/17/14 at 9:31 am|
[quote]"The science is unequivocal, and those who refuse to believe it are simply burying their heads in the sand," Kerry said.[/quote]
| Political Talk|| re: Help Me Understand Michael Dunn Trial - carbola on 2/17/14 at 3:46 am|
[quote]. The kids didn't have a fricking weapon[/quote]
True enough, but did they have something that Dunn could have mistaken for a gun?
[quote]e got that gun out to kill people and he did kill one person he knew what he was doing when he got the gun he inten...
| Political Talk|| re: Florida marine scientists blocked from Cuba research - carbola on 2/16/14 at 2:47 pm|
[quote]Thoughts on the law? [/quote]
Stupid and old. It's just around now for posterity and nothing else IMHO.
Hell, I work for a multi national company. One of my friends attended a training course in another country in which another person was Cuban. Part of this course included present...
| Political Talk|| re: Methodists in crisis with disobedient pro-gay faction in the denomination - carbola on 2/16/14 at 7:27 am|
[quote]"Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of G...