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Comment: Re:Already taxable (Score 1) 517 517

Actually, selling your own personal goods is not subject to income tax, even if there is an appreciation in the value (unless the item was bought for the sole purpose of investment). Buy a cell phone every 3 months then upgrading and selling the old one does not mean you have to pay income taxes on the sales of those phones.

And if you actually read the details, you have to sell over $20,000 and have 200 transactions in order for it to be reported. This is not for people who sell their cell phone every 3 months.

Comment: Re:No. (Score 1) 955 955

I didn't leave off any shows, I just only listed a few.

Coupling (UK), Arrested Development, Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, Charlie Jade, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Babylon 5, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Band of Brothers, Hustle, Sports Night, NewsRadio, Veronica Mars, ReGenesis, Futurama, Rescue Me, Carnivale, The Wire, The Big Bang Theory, Californication, Entourage.

I'm sure there're more, that's just all I can think of off the top of my head.

Comment: Re:No. (Score 2, Informative) 955 955

Can we all agree that most t.v. just sucks big sweaty donkey balls?

Most TV? Certainly. But there are the occasional gems that make it worthwhile. A few examples of current, excellent shows include Better Off Ted (sadly canceled), Dexter, and Gravity (weird show on Starz about a suicide group).

That's just a drop in the bucket. There are plenty of excellent shows if you know how to filter out the noise.

Comment: Re:Round to the nearest dime... (Score 1) 594 594

Just because you round to the dime for cash transactions, doesn't mean you can't have digital pennies. An ideal system would allow credit/debit/other electronic payments/maybe checks to have pennies, but all cash transactions be rounded, as appropriate, to the nearest nickel/dime.

As far as rebates, I've never gotten a rebate that isn't a whole dollar amount.

Comment: Re:Money is money, it all adds up (Score 1) 594 594

Wouldn't abolishing the penny lead to yet more inflation? IANAEconomist

No. All transactions wouldn't be rounded up, they'd be rounded as appropriate. It should come out to about 50% rounding up and 50% rounding down.

Now, someone like Wal*Mart who has massive amounts of transaction data might be able to game their prices so they get more transactions rounded up than down, but that seems like a small price to pay for getting rid of something as annoying as the penny.

Comment: Re:this might be a dumb question but... (Score 1) 139 139

who the heck has that much oil-eating bacteria ready to go?

Nobody. And the article said the lab-grown bacteria can't compete with bacteria already on the beach. The answer to the question posed by the article, "Can Microbes Save The Gulf Beaches?" is no.

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