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Old 08-20-2010, 09:13 AM
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England is a great place to send your kid to college.

Couldn't agree more! Looking forward to seeing my angel there too!

Mind the Gap is my new catch phrase for possible pitfalls in life.
Glad you had a great time!

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Old 08-20-2010, 09:14 AM
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:17 AM
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for reasons I won't get into we have a huge prison population to support.
Thats one of the reasons we have lower bills to pay. Lot less spent on prisons , courts parole ect.
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:36 AM
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for reasons I won't get into we have a huge prison population to support.
all dem repubblekin pollytishins.....
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:50 AM
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everybody pays taxes because of VAT and sales taxes. Though they do tax income as well. A hefty tax to say the least.
so they get ya coming and going, thanks, but no thanks
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:15 AM
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Isn't dining in Scandinavia all about aquavit and gravlax?
negative

it's all about "homebrew", crisp bread and cheese

all real swedes outside the larger cities make their own

add brown food color and call it "whiskey", add nothing and call it vodka

in general the food sucks unless you find a real Turkish run kabob shop or lucky enough to know someone who hunts moose

I know because my swedish wife and our kids spend summers north of stockholm

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Old 08-20-2010, 10:51 AM
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Summer in Sweden would be a dream. we took a boat ride up to Sigtuna. beautiful countryside and the water is so clean. like being in a bay only the water is fresh. 1200 islands scattered though it.
Swedes sure love their boats. I saw many wooden boats that had been meticulously maintained. early morning kayakers as well.
we stayed in a hotel in which each hall shared 4 bathrooms. It was budget but they couldn't have been nicer. The office manager spent 30 minutes outlining on a map how to enjoy Stockholm in three days. they spoke clearer english for me at least than the brits.
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:31 PM
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Summer in Sweden would be a dream. we took a boat ride up to Sigtuna. beautiful countryside and the water is so clean. like being in a bay only the water is fresh. 1200 islands scattered though it.
Swedes sure love their boats. I saw many wooden boats that had been meticulously maintained. early morning kayakers as well.
we stayed in a hotel in which each hall shared 4 bathrooms. It was budget but they couldn't have been nicer. The office manager spent 30 minutes outlining on a map how to enjoy Stockholm in three days. they spoke clearer english for me at least than the brits.
yes, lots of old boats and most swedes own a summer house on/near the water, beautiful stuff for sure

if not rainy then Sweden is perfect summer for kids, gone all day exploring and back at midnight, always light 24/7 June and July

then is all comes crashing down for 9 months of winter darkness and despair, single 45watt bulbs, squinting, dirty snow, staleness and depression, yikes not the best
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:56 PM
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Dont let boots know ya getting taxed at under 40% , that old dude will have a coronary.
Well I paid a lot less under RONALD REAGAN... sad to say I pay top fed rate even after my questionable business expenses.
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:25 PM
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Europe has the VAT tax. 15% and 25% in Sweden on most of my bills. Also have big gas tax. in some ways they have a more equitable tax system because everybody pays taxes because of VAT and sales taxes. Though they do tax income as well. A hefty tax to say the least. our tax system is based on the 20% at the top paying the great bulk and 48% at the bottom paying no federal income tax. I'd gladly trade the current tax system for a sales or VAT tax. the other thing I noticed is....at least in England.....they deal with the bottle necks of social services and pensions much better. if they see a big deficit in HC costs they just ration it more and cut off HC to the elderly before it develops into a catastrophe. The people are numb to it.
Texas is still the best tax system going inmo. If it didn't get to 107 degrees half of NY would have moved there by now.
107... you must near Brownsville; Only other place I know get's that hot down there is around the Austin chalk... used to do a little wildcatting there while oil was King back in the days of my misguided youth.

I think a flat tax across the board, say 15% with exclusions for those earning (nota bene) less than poverty level.. put welfare leeches to work; sterilize baby machines, attorneys and politicians; really enforce existing laws AND the death penalty will go a long way to creating parity.

Hell even in the sunshine state if you are 13 and you go out and intentionally commit murder, you're going to the big house for life (I've got no problem with that on account I'm 57 and even when I was 13 I knew it was wrong to murder people).

And speaking of being 57, I'm not so sure I would be agreeable to rationed health care. The Germans tried that in the 30's following the collapse of the Weimar Republic and the rise of the Nationalist Solicialist Labor Party. First mentally and physically handicapped, they got comfortable with that, then the aged, and they got comfortable with that and what followed was Gypsy's, Jews and other UNTERMENSCHEN...

Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it (by the way, in many states world history is no longer required curriculum).

But enough of that, I truly desire the much touted bicycle photograph and hopefully a photo of Elizabeth from Boots, I want to come too.
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