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    Yesterday: Rain, snow, ice pellet dumps and 50 mph wind gusts all day...and hardly any trick-or-treaters. They don't make kids like they used to, I tell you.
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    sad day on the ice if the senate decides to raise taxes on books, they are voting now and want to raise it a lot, I hope there are enough wise people there to stop it. edit: they voted yes so higher taxes on books are coming
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helga View Post
    sad day on the ice if the senate decides to raise taxes on books, they are voting now and want to raise it a lot, I hope there are enough wise people there to stop it. edit: they voted yes so higher taxes on books are coming

    what????? Holy crap, I never heard of a book tax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by papayahed View Post
    what????? Holy crap, I never heard of a book tax.
    there is tax on books in most countries people just don't know it. A few countries don't have it, I think I remember correctly that France is one of them, but I do know that Denmark has a higher tax than on the ice, even now after they raised it here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helga View Post
    there is tax on books in most countries people just don't know it. A few countries don't have it, I think I remember correctly that France is one of them, but I do know that Denmark has a higher tax than on the ice, even now after they raised it here.
    Aren't you guys the most well read country? I remember seeing some statistic a while back about book buying.
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    Book tax! Holy Schmoly!

    Do those gumbahs up in DC read history? They should ask George III how The Stamp Act of 1765 worked out for the British Empire.
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    yeah I guess, in part, well there are more books published here than anywhere else I think and I heard somewhere that 1 in 3 of the population will write a book of some sort.

    But statistics also show that young boys don't read a lot and many find it even difficult but at the same time our cultural minister was visiting schools telling kids the importance of reading he put this bill before congress and won. politics.
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    Been thinking about this lately . . . for almost a week.

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    I think my pants must've shrunk up some over the holidays.
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    So Yesterday, or earlier today, at one point the word "noncompoop" went through my head. . I thought this was interesting because it's usually "nincompoop" and I didn't think much of it. . just now on M*A*S*H, Major Winchester just used the same word, "noncompoop."

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikolaiI View Post
    So Yesterday, or earlier today, at one point the word "noncompoop" went through my head. . I thought this was interesting because it's usually "nincompoop" and I didn't think much of it. . just now on M*A*S*H, Major Winchester just used the same word, "noncompoop."
    Well, a "noncom" is short for non-commissioned officer. In M*A*S*H, that could make sense in context.
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    Glad to know that - thanks for the info! :-)

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