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Comment Unusual situation (Score 4, Insightful) 67

Usually, we have a company that makes garbage no one wants, so when they liquidate they have a ton of stock. This is unfortunate... and stupid, because it seems like they should have taken SOME KIND of action before they had nothing to sell.

I wonder exactly how terrible they are when they have a product with a solid demand, yet no one will invest in them. There has to be embezzlement.

Comment Re: Oh Noes!!!!!! (Score 1) 79

Yes, because they have value. All prizes are taxable income. That's why you hear so often of someone winning a house or car, and having to sell it because otherwise they'd be on the hook for taxes they can't afford. Some organizations now award some cash along with the grand prizes so that they can pay the tax.

I would prefer that there be some sort of deferral for X number of years, or when the prize is sold, for non-cash prizes. But who am I kidding? We really need to get rid of Federal direct taxes on income. There's your problem.

Comment Re: Thelema (Score 1) 539

Why should it be faith-breaking to believe that the resurrection is also metaphorical or symbolic?

Because it's written in the gospels and the book of Acts about how he appeared to thousands after the resurrection? This is reported historically, not as a metaphor out of some prophet's mouth.

impregnate a human virgin and reanimate the decaying flesh of that dead offspring

Your disrespectful and misleading word choice betrays your bias.

Comment Re:One up (Score 1) 539

To be fair to those who have an opinion on the first issue, they believe that a fetus (which has a heartbeat, a working brain, etc.) is a living human and oppose abortion because they think it's murder. Telling them to stop imposing their opinion on others is like telling child services that you have a right to murder your child. You don't have to agree, but you don't have to set up a straw man who just likes to "impose their will and opinion on others". In this case, they have to impose their will, because if you believe that innocents are being murdered, it's not really enough to stand by and proclaim, "well, at least I didn't kill mine!"

Comment Re:Thelema (Score 1) 539

Jesus is called good master by a supplicant and rounds on them and says (paraphrased) "Why do you call me good? There is no one that is good but God." admitting on one sentence that he is neither God nor Good.

Perhaps you are misinterpreting those verses. Here's a hint: the rhetorical question is a concept that preexists Jesus's presence on earth.

Jesus wouldn't go around saying things like, "Before Abraham was, I AM" and then contradict himself.

Comment Re:So you want to be a dictator. (Score 1) 579

Well, let's not continue the string of ionic straw men. To wit, I perpetuated by stating a generalization about leftists. I imagine SOME of them don't actually want government control of everything.

I also don't want control of everything. That's the point. I said I wanted police departments, roads, schools, and the like. That doesn't preclude some other things not mentioned, and neither does it prevent free enterprise from filling in the gaps. In fact, it relies on it. For me to advocate that government be kept limited so that we are free to live our lives without being allowed to oppress others is authoritarian? Indeed, that's enough irony to choke Alanis Morrissette.

Guess I'm a stupid, stupid, stupid zealot. Perhaps if I were milquetoast, you'd prefer that.

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