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Piroko 3 points ago +3 / -0

inflation goes brrrrrr

Not when you realize you're limited to 10k in I-Bonds.

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Piroko 10 points ago +10 / -0

attacker hit in head with chair and tied up with extension cord

We're sure they were Taiwanese and not Kazuma Kiryu clones?

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Piroko 4 points ago +4 / -0

SM really hates Andy Warhol.

I don't see why. Warhol knew he was making trash; and he did it as deliberately as a man filling a swimming pool with a septic truck. Because people would pay for it.

Andy Warhol was a troll, who's redeeming quality is that he knew full well he could sell people shit, and thought it was hilarious that they would pay him for shit and proudly hang it on the wall and brag about paying for shit.

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Piroko 14 points ago +14 / -0

Forced

Space

Because two shuttles exploded and that apollo fire was pretty gruesome too.

"The most important part of rocket travel is the blast off. I always take a blast before I take off. OTHERWISE I WOULDN'T GET IN THAT THING!" -60's joke popularized by Bill Dana and Alan Shepard

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Piroko 9 points ago +9 / -0

Virginia.

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Piroko 6 points ago +6 / -0

Too early. The initial shock and awe effect of the ruling itself will be overshadowed by the summer of rioting it will provoke. They lose more than they gain.

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Piroko 9 points ago +9 / -0

I have skins for supercaps I can't fly.

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Piroko 6 points ago +6 / -0

MT drags Angra Mainyu to room edge.

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Piroko 18 points ago +19 / -1

Okay, but were you ever going to march around setting shit on fire depending on what the outcome was?

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Piroko 3 points ago +4 / -1

Kal-El and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcape?

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Piroko 4 points ago +4 / -0

Lithium is not consumed by the operation of a battery.

It is when it burns.

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Piroko 7 points ago +7 / -0

Birth rates are destiny.

Peak leftism has already happened.

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Piroko 18 points ago +18 / -0

"Statesmanship demands that the United States stand aside in watchful waiting, armed to the teeth, while these men exhaust themselves. Then the most powerful and potent nation in the world can talk to mankind with a voice that will be heard. If we get involved in this struggle we, too, will be exhausted and feeble."

-Herbert Hoover, June 29, 1941

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Piroko 3 points ago +3 / -0

We all know they're effectively the same entity.

Which is why they don't have to say that.

They can simply say they're not going to make Disney's bonds whole. And then charge them with racketeering and fifty years of income tax evasion.

Because that's what it was. Disney has money. Disney wants something built. RCID issues muni bonds to build thing for Disney. Disney buys all the bonds. RCID taxes Disney. Disney deducts these taxes from their corporate income taxes. RCID pays for thing to be built. RCID pays its bond holders. Disney's income from this bond is not taxable because it's a muni.

It's a tax shelter. Not a big one, but it does effectively allow them to sneak money past their liability in the two bolded steps.

RCID had responsibility over less than 40 square miles of land and yet had over a billion dollars in bond liabilities. BECAUSE IT WAS IN DISNEY'S INTEREST to maximize the amount of money RCID owed it.

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Piroko 3 points ago +3 / -0

The state can't just go "you owe $1b now" to Disney.

Who do you think RCID's biggest bondholder is?

While you roll that around in your head, I'll tell ya what the state CAN say:

"Fuck you, we're not paying you shit."

Now do you have a guess at who RCID owes money to?

It's really not a hard question when you realize that muni bonds aren't taxable, and taxes to RCID are deductible. Now who might want a road-building tax shelter?

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Piroko 3 points ago +3 / -0

The ultimate goal of every person is “evolve” like super God, to know their origins and their position in the Universe.

No it's not.

My ultimate goal is to die of a heart attack while motorboating. Preferably on a boat.

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