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12 days ago
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pintsize.
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Sibling-in-Law

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FYI, it turns out "...because I haven't figured out whether he would be my brother-in-law or not" does NOT qualify as a "reason why these two should not be wed."
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tedder
12 days ago
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This gets even more fun post-divorce when you talk about your "ex-brother-in-law" and people think they died.
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fxer
15 days ago
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basically the greyed out sticks are people I'm gonna see at one wedding but a bunch of funerals
Bend, Oregon
alt_text_bot
19 days ago
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FYI, it turns out "...because I haven't figured out whether he would be my brother-in-law or not" does NOT qualify as a "reason why these two should not be wed."
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19 days ago
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FYI, it turns out "...because I haven't figured out whether he would be my brother-in-law or not" does NOT qualify as a "reason why these two should not be wed."

An Apple for a Dollar

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I'd like 0.4608 apples, please.
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tedder
68 days ago
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one of a million reasons I love living in Oregon. Though sales tax is slightly progressive..
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dukeofwulf
68 days ago
Sales tax is a regressive tax.
BalooUriza
68 days ago
The constitutional ban on sales tax is about the only good thing about living in Oregon. Though sales tax is *entirely* regressive, so kind of amazing it flies in the state that gave us Branch Dildonians, Stormfront and kept putting anti-GLBT measures on the ballot for decades.
fxer
67 days ago
we also have a tree
olliejones
67 days ago
In MA, we have a sales tax. But food and clothing aren't taxable. That makes the tax a little more progressive and means we can buy apples for a buck exactly at expensive stores.
BalooUriza
67 days ago
Not having a sales tax on food and clothes doesn't make a general sales tax more progressive. A general sales tax is always just as regressive whether or not there's a food and clothes exception.
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thelem
65 days ago
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In Europe we just include the sales tax in the price on the shelf. If the label says £1, I hand over £1. When I'm buying something I don't really care how much of that £1 is tax, how much is going to the shop, how much is going to the producer etc.
Brighton, UK
zippy72
64 days ago
Actually in the entire EU it’s criminal to advertise the price without taxes to domestic consumers, although receipts must display both the net and gross prices.
satadru
61 days ago
Bravo EU!
BalooUriza
67 days ago
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Not taxing food and clothes does not make a sales tax more progressive. The sales tax is still inherently and intrinsically regressive.
mburch42
68 days ago
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This happens to me all the time in Oregon. (no sales tax)
alt_text_bot
68 days ago
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I'd like 0.4608 apples, please.
jepler
68 days ago
what? How am I supposed to make you change of 73/15625 dollars?
alt_text_at_your_service
68 days ago
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I'd like 0.4608 apples, please.

#1411; In which a Summons goes unanswered

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WAS it NASA? It was something with an acronym. Oh -- the CCCP! That's what it was. All foam mattresses sold today are Red Air Force surplus MiG-29 seat cushions from a specific manufacturing overrun in 1987.

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I would read/listen to that.
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#1410; In which a Missile is Medicine

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the only chemo that works from 20 miles away -- but can be foiled by launching flares!

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71 days ago
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democrat spending vs republican spending in three panels.
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#1404; Hotel Earthifornia

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Gax knows all the other words. It's just that his dictionary had a jelly stain in the latter part of the A's.

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