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Old Oct 2nd 2018, 3:34 pm
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Who the hell gets in a fight over UB40? I know it was the '80s, but seriously...

It's the way he does the things he does.
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Old Oct 2nd 2018, 3:36 pm
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They haven't really moved from the trajectory they were one before he was elected. The minor pay increases have already been wiped out by inflation already.
I can't even remember what my 'pay increase' was, something like a tenner a week, but my insurance premiums are about to go up again (as they do every year) so it was kind of pointless when all's said and done.

Only in America, can an almost $1,000.00 a month charge, that itself then allows you to be charged even more money when you get treated, be called a benefit
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Old Oct 2nd 2018, 4:14 pm
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Who the hell gets in a fight over UB40? I know it was the '80s, but seriously...
Poor guy. First they accuse him of being Ali Campbell and then they glass him in the face. I call that a bad night, even by the '80s standard.
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Old Oct 2nd 2018, 4:22 pm
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It's Bannon's love letter to Trump. It really doesn't have anything much to do with anything else. Just Bannon groveling and begging for a place back at the table.
I tend to think "feed trough" would be more appropriate.
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Old Oct 2nd 2018, 4:25 pm
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Poor guy. First they accuse him of being Ali Campbell and then they glass him in the face. I call that a bad night, even by the '80s standard.
favourite tweet of the day on this: "'Mistook someone for the lead singer of UB40' has to be the worst possible reason to get into a bar fight."
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Old Oct 2nd 2018, 4:36 pm
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favourite tweet of the day on this: "'Mistook someone for the lead singer of UB40' has to be the worst possible reason to get into a bar fight."
Indeed. I can think of several other lead singers far more worthy of a fight.
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Old Oct 2nd 2018, 4:46 pm
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Indeed. I can think of several other lead singers far more worthy of a fight.
Chris Dudley, who is a friend of Kavanaugh's, up until yesterday has been stating publicly that he's never seen Kavanaugh get black-out drunk. Dudley was the guy what did the glassing that night.
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Old Oct 2nd 2018, 4:54 pm
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I can't even remember what my 'pay increase' was, something like a tenner a week, but my insurance premiums are about to go up again (as they do every year) so it was kind of pointless when all's said and done.

Only in America, can an almost $1,000.00 a month charge, that itself then allows you to be charged even more money when you get treated, be called a benefit
I will merely point out that my federal taxes are going to be almost 40% higher this year than last thanks to Trump's "tax cut". Admittedly my situation is an almost worse case scenario (think state and local taxes) but nevertheless hardly unusual.
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Old Oct 2nd 2018, 5:12 pm
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I will merely point out that my federal taxes are going to be almost 40% higher this year than last thanks to Trump's "tax cut". Admittedly my situation is an almost worse case scenario (think state and local taxes) but nevertheless hardly unusual.
Holy bollocks. I let my wife handle the taxes though because they make my head hurt. Not sure about federal, but Illinois income tax went up recently anyway, so there's that.

Doesn't matter though because I know for a fact there are people at work who make less per hour/per year than I do and are taking home almost $100.00 a week more than me because they are on a spouse's medical plan. So no matter what happens with the taxes, and whoever is sitting on the throne at the time, the medical industrial complex is always going to **** me up the arse.
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Old Oct 2nd 2018, 5:30 pm
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I will merely point out that my federal taxes are going to be almost 40% higher this year than last thanks to Trump's "tax cut". Admittedly my situation is an almost worse case scenario (think state and local taxes) but nevertheless hardly unusual.
And unfortunately they made the changes permanent last week. Living on the West coast now has an even higher premium. Fortunately I think I am about break even, maybe a little down after the changes. I have resorted to putting more away into retirement to try and offset the increase. The max I can offset is just over $40k a year. It does mean that I have less money in my pocket at the end of the day.
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Old Oct 2nd 2018, 5:44 pm
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And unfortunately they made the changes permanent last week. Living on the West coast now has an even higher premium. Fortunately I think I am about break even, maybe a little down after the changes. I have resorted to putting more away into retirement to try and offset the increase. The max I can offset is just over $40k a year. It does mean that I have less money in my pocket at the end of the day.
It passed the House. I doubt it will pass the Senate.

I was already maxing out my 401(k). I did open an HSA this year, which I use as a savings vehicle.
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So this is really a thing.


https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/201...nt-tsr-vpx.cnn

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EDIT TO ADD: Are Russian men typically so hairless? Or does Putin shave his body? Asking for a friend.

He probably gets a body wax when he goes in for his botox injections.
I almost want one to hang in my office to trigger the handful of redhats we have here ...
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I almost want one to hang in my office to trigger the handful of redhats we have here ...
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I feel like I am living in the 80's again.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45723952
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