Cool Video of the Day

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by xcel, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Today's an advert but they are cool ones ;)

    BMW Motorrad is Restless…

    [flash]http://www.youtube.com/v/RktaDm0gQsU?version=3[/flash]
    [flash]http://www.youtube.com/v/FXrp-Wp2CLA?version=3[/flash]

    Wayne
     
  2. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

    The best of the Russian dash cams of 2012.

    [fflash=center]http://www.youtube.com/v/E-l4w-DIiXk?version3[/fflash]
     
  3. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

    Bad lip reading NFL style

    [fflash=center]http://www.youtube.com/v/Zce-QT7MGSE?version3[/fflash]
     
  4. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    The Myth of Americans Living Beyond Their Means with Robert Reich

    [flash]http://www.youtube.com/v/uB_Yuo6XNAA?version=3[/flash]

    Wayne
     
  5. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

    ^ Simple want to fix the inequity? Then adopt the Steve Forbes Tax Plan. Problem is the Democrat's would go nuts if they didn't have the tax code to use for campaign contributions. Plus H&R Block and other tax preparers would fight it to the end.

    You could do your taxes on a post card.

    You get a write off for head of house hold, spouse, and any children under your care.

    So a family of four would get say a total of $40,000 off the top of their income.
    You no longer get to right off anything else period. All investment income is considered the same as wage income. No more capital gains tax of 15% it would be taxed at one flat 22% rate if the family made over $40K for a family of four.

    So anyone making less than or up to $40,000 pays zero taxes. Not just Federal taxes but also FICA and Medicare taxes. All income over $40,000 is taxed at a flat rate of 22%. All present graduated or progressive taxes do is create an incentive for creative tax evasion and tax shelters.

    How it works,
    You put in your total income on the top line
    Subtract out your personal and family deduction
    This give you your taxable income
    multiply that by 22%
    That is what you owe the Government.

    See a five by seven card is all you need to file your taxes.

    Anyone with a fourth grade education could do their taxes with no need for H&R Block or a CPA. It is also revenue neutral so there would be no increase or decrease in taxes.
    Class warfare would also be something tossed in the trash heap of history from that point on. There would be no way for the so called rich to use deductions or loop holes to shield their income from the Government. The poor and lower and middle, middle class are protected from over taxation.
     
  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Al:

    Even simpler. Make it < $60K and no taxes other than SS, MC, State and local that we all pay... Anyone from 60K to 125K pays 25%. Over 125K you pay 32% since you are not contributing to SS at that point. Same 5x7 form.

    Do you really believe Forbes is looking out for you? Not a chance as he wants more for his level of earners.

    Wayne
     
  7. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

    Hi Wayne,

    Do really think the multimillionaires in Congress are ever going to pass something that would eventually screw them? Keep dreaming if you think they will ever not shield their millionaire contributors from paying what they really owe.

    Remember the Mick Jagger tax break Hollywood got with the Clinton tax hike of 1993?
    The rest of us had a 39% top bracket and those in the Entertainment Industry had a top rate of 36%.

    Al
     
  8. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Al:

    Hedge fund managers have a top of 15%. You pay more to SS, MC and State than they do to the Feds!

    If easy fixes are provided, they still have to be effective. 22% top rate for those earning anything above 40K allows Billionaires to skate. All the while we (you, I and 97% of the rest of us) continue to pay for MC, SS and local state taxes that they do not.

    Wayne
     
  9. msirach

    msirach Well-Known Member

    In honor of Wayne's affinity for Pepsi, an exciting new Pepsi commercial starring a Jeff Gordon.

    [fflash=center]http://www.youtube.com/v/Q5mHPo2yDG8&hl=en&fs=1[/fflash]
     
  10. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Mike:

    Cool advert!

    Whoops, a slip...

    [flash]http://www.youtube.com/v/R2AHp9YKzrY?version=3[/flash]

    Wayne
     
  11. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

    I'm calling shotgun on the next test drive with Jeff Gordon . :D


    Hi Wayne,

    Well when you take the pup to the vet grab your wallet because of O-Care the cost of Vet care is also going up due to taxes on medical equipment.

    Obamacare-may-bite-you-at-the-vets-office

    Al

    BTW 100% of the Republicans voted against Obama Care or should we call it what it really is, " The deny care to the old people so they die faster ACT."
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2013
  12. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Al:

    Vet costs will go up because it is a cost of doing business. How else do you think we are going to begin whittling down the massive debt?

    My parents have not been denied care so where are you getting this information?

    Wayne
     
  13. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Everyone that watches this one is going to love it guaranteed!!!

    [flash]http://www.youtube.com/v/A6XUVjK9W4o?version=3[/flash]

    Wayne
     
  14. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

    Hi Wayne

    The financial hit comes Jan 1st 2014 and it becomes fully implemented with the death panel by 2016 oh I'm sorry the Independent Payment Advisory Board who will ration health care to the elderly. If they say your too old for the treatment because due to their actuary tables you only have three years left of life under normal conditions there is no appeal of their decision. Lets say you dad needs a new hip at 80 years of age and the table says he should have died two years earlier medicare isn't going to pay for it.
    Mom gets breast cancer at 75 and the cost is going to be $150K or more to cure it well she's not getting treated here's your pain meds Mrs. Gerdes and the number for hospice. All you have to read in that bill is THERE IS NO APPEAL ON ANY DECISION IPAB MAKES CONCERNING THE DENIAL OF TREATMENT. Congress has zero control or input over their decisions either. A group of bureaucrats that have absolute power over life and death and not accountable to no one including any elected politician or any court in this country. Read the Bill it is printed right in it.

    This is what they do in every single country that has socialized medicine. What do you think O-Care is, Socialized medicine where a bureaucrat in Washington decides whether the government is going to spend THEIR money on your medical care. Right now we spend around $8K per person per year on medical care in this country. If we could streamline it and cut out the waste and fraud we could get it down under $6K maybe even $5K. There are 311 million people in this country do the math at the true cost of healthcare.

    I read last year we averaged over 90,000 Canadians headed over the border for medical care since the waiting periods are so long up there to see a doctor let alone a specialist. I was on a board where I almost fell out of the chair LMAO. The owner a huge liberal (worse than anyone I have run across on this board) and backer of socialized medicine who's own daughter is a doctor in Toronto Canada was complaining when his daughter told him this story. The head of her hospital had brought his wife to Buffalo, NY. for diagnose and treatment a week after she found a lump in her breast. The head of the hospital couldn't even get a cancer specialist to look at his wife for four to five weeks because of the bureaucracy in the Canadian health system. Socialized medicine is great for routine issues but if something serious pops up you're pretty much screwed. Doesn't work worth a damn in any country but people keep thinking we can do it better here when the rest of the world can't make it work.

    I have a neighbor in Florida who is 92 years of age. She is on her sixth doctor in the last ten years. Why do you ask, well the other five stopped taking medicare patents?
    About five years ago she had to have a stent installed in an artery to her heart. Her present doctor told her if we had O-Care back then because of her age they would never have done the procedure. There are growing number of doctors in the area around southwest Florida that will not accept patients with a Florida low income medical card, Medicare or Medicaid. They only take private insurance, cash, check or charge only. I've heard stories of older cancer patients being turned away from oncologists and radiologists offices if they don't have supplemental private medical insurance and more and more will not even take a medicare or medicaid patient. They send these people down to the main hospital in town for their treatment.

    We don't have a revenue problem we have a spending problem.

    If you're in debt because you wife is blowing $30K a year on cloths, jewelry and shoes and is complaining you're not making enough money, what do you do? Get a second job or cut out a lot of her wasteful spending? You decide to get a second job making another $15K to help pay down your debt and she automatically increases her wasteful spending to $50K a year saying since you're bringing in more money she needs more new cloths and shoes. :eek:

    That is what we're dealing with in Washington. You could double the taxes and they would double the spending saying we need more new programs.

    We're spending around $19.5K per kid in New York City on Public education and last week it comes out that 80% of the kids graduating couldn't read, write or do math at a high school level. 80% of their high school graduates can't even read, write or do much more than basic math at a high school level yet the public school administrators and unions say there isn't a problem with our education system we just need more money. It's time to go to fully private non union schools in New York City. I'd bet there would be a whole lot of private companies that would have no problem stepping up and bring these kids up to speed for $19,500.

    The local Community College here in Pittsburgh only charges around $6,100 for a two year associates degree. With books and fees you're probably looking at around $3,500 a year. Transfer to the University of Pittsburgh for your junior and senior years it is another $33,600. So for what the tax payers are paying to educate one child in the New York City public schools for two years, you could graduate with a BS in Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

    And Wayne you are not seeing a problem with all this wasteful spending and fraud ?

    A couple days ago it came out they're spending one and a half million dollars trying to find out why 75% of lesbians are fat. The reason they use for the need of this study is, most gay men are thin and the government doesn't understand why seventy five percent of lesbian women are fat. :confused:

    Al
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2013
  15. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Al:

    When you are in debt, you do not rely on your pizza delivery boy to pay for it. The wealthiest individuals are doing exactly that. Except you and I are the pizza delivery boys.

    Spending is completely out of control as well. I live on maybe $2.00 to $2.50 per day in food. Do you think the average Joe or Jane even comes close to that? Many spend more at Starbucks for a daily fix let alone their cell phone or cable bill. This is America and it is not going to change. That does not mean you give away the store to those that own 90% of the wealth.

    Wayne
     
  16. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

    And why should the people who go to work every day pay for those who sit home all day working the system for a check and free stuff from the government?

    Don't watch the movie read the book Atlas Shrugged published in 1957 by Ayn Rand a Russian immigrant. 55 years ago she predicted what is going on today in this country.

    You learn what the term Going Galt means and it has already begun and people haven't realized it's happening yet. French President Francois Hollande is learning the hard way what happens when you try screwing the rich out of their money with higher taxes.

    I can't even begin to tell you the things I see and hear from people and business owners around me on a daily basis. People working under the table on side jobs, businesses with two sets of books. One set for the accountants eyes is between 8-4 and another set which off the official books from 4 O'Clock on. Businesses that show sales on register one and register two is off the books.

    When we had 99 weeks of unemployment I can't tell you how many guys I ran across that were working under the table while collecting an unemployment check. Funny how most of them all of a sudden got a job when the check stopped but are still working under the table when they can or still operating unofficial non tax paying businesses out of their homes that they started when they were on unemployment.

    People all around you are going Galt in their own little way they're just not talking about it.

    I have competitors that only report checks and credit card charges for tax purposes and almost all the cash goes into their pockets. These same people are paying their employees in a check at minimum wage and the rest of their compensation is paid in cash. More and more of my smaller competitors are getting rid of their credit card machines. It isn't the cost of using them, it is to eliminate the paper trail of what their sales really are not the ones they report on their taxes.

    I know two teenagers that the only reason they have part time jobs while in school is because they are working under the table. I have been in too many businesses over the last few years that I know when I paid cash the sale never got rung into the register. I had a guy a couple weeks ask how I was paying, when I said cash instead of using the sales tablet on the counter he reached under the register and grabbed another sales tablet? Yeh, I saw that one right away, the one on the counter is where the official sales get recorded and one from under the register is the clandestine one that doesn't get reported to the government.
     
  17. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Al:

    Name 10 people on welfare. Now name one family that inherited Billions tax free after daddy Sam died? That family holds 33% of all the wealth in America and it was TAX FREE! Get it yet? We need to cut welfare some. We need to stop the Multi-Billionaires receiving these types of deals with no taxes paid NOW.

    Wayne
     
  18. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Now back to our original programming...

    Yup :)

    Hitler finds out Google Reader is shutting down

    [flash]http://www.youtube.com/v/A25VgNZDQ08?version=3[/flash]

    Wayne
     
  19. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Mike:

    The Pepsi vid was the most watched yesterday on YouTube.

    And today's? I am sure many of us here can relate to the next vid ;)

    [flash]http://www.youtube.com/v/qkM6RJf15cg?version=3[/flash]

    Wayne
     
  20. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

    Real or fake ?

    The baseball trick

    [fflash=center]http://www.youtube.com/v/4dlwvK2Ix58?version3[/fflash]
     

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