started a new thread on the Banter Message Board 1 hours ago
The next MBB coach, whom ever he may be needs to schedule better.
It says a lot when 0-11 Coppin State currently has an RPI of 301 while 5-4 ECU, who beat them, is currently sitting at 332. SOS matters, even though it shouldn't if you are winless this late in the season.

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posted in the thread All you GOP supporters and apologists, who both... by bucinor on the Golden Tankard 4 hours ago
There are several calculators online. The bottom line is
It is foolish to cut taxes for the extreme wealthy and corporations when we are 20 trillion in debt. Especially when the economy is booming and corporations are having record profits. Why add 1.5 Trillion more to the debt for no reason? Almost all economists agree with this.


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posted in the thread All you GOP supporters and apologists, who both... by bucinor on the Golden Tankard 5 hours ago
Don't know about the calculator
1 child $1,400, standard deduction, $24,000. Personal tax up to $10,0000,
Mortgage interest, $?, lower tax rate.
If you say u pay more then I can't prove you don't but logic makes me doubt it.

What was deficient in 2008, what
Was it in 2016. How much did it increase?

Lower corporate tax will allow expansion and greater GDP. More people working and paying taxes. Some are now saying that we can reach 6 percent GDP with the deregulations and tax cuts . It is not trickle down, it is increasing personal wealth at a positive amount versus 2008-2016.
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posted in the thread All you GOP supporters and apologists, who both... by bucinor on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
Smoke and mirrors. I deduct more than $24,000 a year. Plus, my exemptions
will be gone. Today I claim 3 exemptions. That's $12,150. That will be gone. So, did they really double the Standard Deduction?

Yes, my rates will be slightly lower, but not enough to off set my current situation. Most online calculators have me paying a little more. Not really a big deal. I won't notice over the course of a year, but the principle behind this bill is wrong. It will impact middle class families and eventually they will come after SS and Medicare. Paul Ryan is already talking about it.

Cutting taxes when we have a 20 trillion deficit with a booming economy and record corporate profits is irresponsible.


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posted in the thread All you GOP supporters and apologists, who both... by bucinor on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
This will help the lower & middle class.
1. Kids tax credit $1,400 per child.
Who do you think has the most kids?
2. Standard deduction move up to $24,000 per married couple. Who do you think had no other deductions. Renters.
3. $10,000 allowed for personal taxes.
4. Interest on mortgages under $1,000,000 ( not sure but min was $500,000 on last version)
5. Interest on student loans
6. If Tuition is given due to college employment is not counted as income.
7. Medicare nor Medicaid is not affected except effort to reduce payments to fraudulent claims.
8. Your tax rate will probably be reduced.
You may have less deductions but you didn't say if you get a rate reduction.
Don't BS if you know the details and won't state them.



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posted in the thread All you GOP supporters and apologists, who both... by bucinor on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
What do you consider the range is of a working man’s gross annual income?**

[Post edited by Backoftheboat at 12/17/2017 11:30PM]

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posted in the thread All you GOP supporters and apologists, who both... by bucinor on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
Yes, I am very concerned with SS and Medicare. That's next on the chopping
block. This tax bill is Robin Hood in reverse. The working class will get screwed. The middle class will be gone at this rate. Expect to see 75 year olds shuffling around at the Wal-Mart just to make ends meet.

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posted in the thread Jerry Richardson to sell Panthers..must be really SERIOUS** by pirate68 on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
If these articles are true, it appears it is time for
Mr. Richardson to move on. Heading to church tonight, my wife and I were having a discussion about Richardson. We do not know anything about him or his past, but just found it hard to phantom based on his demeanor and age. The NFL is now in charge of the investigation. So it appears when they took charge, he announced the future sale. Not exactly a I am innocent move. It will all wash out. He was instrumental in changing Charlotte's landscape. Too bad he might be remembered for less flattering things, but if he is guilty, he dug his own hole.

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posted in the thread All you GOP supporters and apologists, who both... by bucinor on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
Tax cuts for the rich paid for by the middle class.

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posted in the thread Party over country. by ecudmarsh7 on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
You shouldn’t be so dismissive of people who don’t want unchecked,
illegal immigration and terrorism being the new normal in this country. This is a reasonable position and does not make someone a racist. It’s probably shocking to you that we have a president who is actually fighting back and not accepting years of a new normal of forced multi-culturalism pushed by liberal groups. I just hope that you will be more tolerant of people that share a different view than yours but still want the best for the country just like you do.

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posted in the thread All you GOP supporters and apologists, who both... by bucinor on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
Personal Exemptions, and since state taxes and property taxes are
capped at $10,000, I will not qualify to itemize. I believe it is an either or, not both. You can choose to take up to $10,000 in State income taxes OR Property taxes, but not both.


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posted in the thread 60 minutes showing more govt corruption by politicians by Rolling OX on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
Agree, just shameful

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posted in the thread All you GOP supporters and apologists, who both... by bucinor on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
Yep, that is $4,050 per person up to 5 exemptions allowed. It
really hits families with kids. The whole doubling the standard deductions is nothing but smoke and mirrors.

It is a shame most Americans don't understand their own taxes.


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posted in the thread All you GOP supporters and apologists, who both... by bucinor on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
What deductions?

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posted in the thread Can anyone understand what consitutes a catch?? smh by JollyRoger on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
Bigger crime, Tomlin play calling on next to last Pittsburgh drive.
Playing "not to lose". Screws your team every time.

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posted in the thread All you GOP supporters and apologists, who both... by bucinor on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
Many people I’ve spoken to have no idea the personal exemption deduction
Will be eliminated.

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posted in the thread Banning words now? Our country is being run by Dotards. by Kave8991 on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
So we’re basing this on an anonymous source reported by a fanatically
anti-Trump media outlet, the Washington Post. I saw no mention of what specific orders, if any, were given by the administration to ban these words, nor did I see any substantial research on whether this has happened in the past with various government organizations, which I suspect it has, many times. You should really learn to use more critical thinking when consuming news. You should also consider the source, an Amazon-owned paper who wants to preserve its protected status against changing policy winds brought on by the election of Donald Trump.

Until your side gains more credibility, this just looks like another feeble attempt at a gotcha moment to try to trip up a president, who while far from perfect, has our economy humming, after years of stagnation and tepid growth. The economy’s rebound is the big story, and the Washington Post won’t touch it. I don’t blame them.

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posted in the thread Party over country. by ecudmarsh7 on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
Depends on the era you are talking about
In the 1960's and 1970's the KKK was strong in many areas Furthermore, even if people did not wear a white sheet, the values of right-wing voters were very consistent with the KKK. I remember when people were fighting school desegregation tooth and nail. Even today, many Trump values and attitudes are straight from the KKK. For example, Trump mentioned the fine people marching with the white supremacists in Charlottesville. In addition, his anti-Moslem and anti-immigrant rhetoric are straight from the KKK playbook. In addition, let's not forget this build a wall platform.
[Post edited by PeeDee-River Pirate at 12/17/2017 10:53PM]

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posted in the thread Can anyone understand what consitutes a catch?? smh by JollyRoger on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
..pro NewEngland BS!

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posted in the thread All you GOP supporters and apologists, who both... by bucinor on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
Yes, they eliminated all my deductions. I will be forced to take the
Standard deduction. Plus, they eliminated the Personal Exemptions. Depending on the rates, I am expecting to pay a couple thousand more in taxes.

Meanwhile, the ultra wealthy will make out like bandits with the raise in AMT limits and estate taxes.

This bill is nothing but a big gift to the ultra wealthy. It will not create jobs and will add 1.5 Trillion to the National debt. Almost all economists agree.





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posted in the thread Can anyone understand what consitutes a catch?? smh by JollyRoger on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
Knee was down, broke the plane, TD. Just more NFL pro NEBS!

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posted in the thread Party over country. by ecudmarsh7 on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
Looks like I hit a nerve...care to share why?

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posted in the thread Education by bucinor on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
Why does buc hate good education? We, my wife and I, have seen....
great kids become contributors to society. You are a fool to believe otherwise.

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posted in the thread Party over country. by ecudmarsh7 on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
A little boy is he. Will not answer where he got his law degree from...
or what year.

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posted in the thread Nate Summer's standard recruiting run down (link)...................... by ecukid79 on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
Rivals is 11 out if 12;
ESPN only goes to Top 40

Which service would you like to use?

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posted in the thread All you GOP supporters and apologists, who both... by bucinor on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
You have to consider the end result.
Most of the tax benefit is going to very wealthy. In analyzing the GDP formula, we have excess capacity in this country to meet demand. Therefore, tax policy should only seek to provide a tax reduction to the middle class since this would stimulate demand. And, at a time of significant deficits and a $21 Trillion debt, the tax bill should be revenue neutral. There is absolutely no reason to support many of the provisions that primarily benefit the donor class (e.g., doubling the Estate Tax exemption amount). I expect an initial stimulus to consumer spending, which will be good for the economy. However, the increase in the deficit will result in Congressional pressure to cut Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security. This austerity will contract the economy and, along with rising interest rates, could lead to a significant recession. I predict by the end of the 10 years used to analyze this tax bill, experts will agree that it contributed to a further shift in income and wealth to the donor class at the expense of average working class Americans.

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posted in the thread Jerry Richardson to sell Panthers..must be really SERIOUS** by pirate68 on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
Here’s the Sports Illustrated story that blew the lid off (LINK)
Link: Richardson not a saint

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posted in the thread All you GOP supporters and apologists, who both... by bucinor on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
I read summaries in Bloomberg and the WSJ. Didn’t see anything disgraceful.
Is there anything specific you don’t like?

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posted in the thread Party over country. by ecudmarsh7 on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
You are detached from reality. KKK represents an infinitesimal portion
of voters.

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posted in the thread All you GOP supporters and apologists, who both... by bucinor on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
You must not have read the bill....

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posted in the thread Banning words now? Our country is being run by Dotards. by Kave8991 on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
Here you go
Link: CNN

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posted in the thread Banning words now? Our country is being run by Dotards. by Kave8991 on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
Link?

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posted in the thread Question. Are there any WR from Holten Ahlers team that would be a good by VABUCCANEER on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
I hope the chemistry is strong enough to lure him here

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posted in the thread Nate Summer's standard recruiting run down (link)...................... by ecukid79 on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
After adding a high 3 star CB the ranking did not move. not sure about 247

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posted in the thread Question. Are there any WR from Holten Ahlers team that would be a good by VABUCCANEER on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
Ok. Thanks. I figured. Eastern NC has always had some decent players and it
only makes sense to at least give a preferred walk on to one of Ahlers favorite targets...

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posted in the thread Jerry Richardson to sell Panthers..must be really SERIOUS** by pirate68 on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
Possibly minority owners?

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posted in the thread Can anyone understand what consitutes a catch?? smh by JollyRoger on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
I didn’t see the play, but if he breaks the plane while still in the proces
of making a catch, he has to complete the catch by maintaining control “through the ground.’ The rule is pretty clear, and replay can usually clearly determine whether a catch meets the criteria.
[Post edited by Kyle1 at 12/17/2017 9:59PM]

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posted in the thread Jerry Richardson to sell Panthers..must be really SERIOUS** by pirate68 on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
(NBCSports) Is the XFL coming back?
"In 2001, the WWE (then the WWF) and NBC launched the XFL, a no-holds-barred football league that served as a supplement to the NFL, whose broadcast rights NBC didn’t have at the time. A documentary that debuted earlier this year regarding the long-defunct league ended with WWE owner Vince McMahon and former NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol musing about a revival."

Who knows? Vince McMahon may make a play.
Link: Is the XFL coming back?

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posted in the thread Jerry Richardson to sell Panthers..must be really SERIOUS** by pirate68 on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
Click on the message then you'll see the edit button

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posted in the thread Nate Summer's standard recruiting run down (link)...................... by ecukid79 on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
10 out of 12 in the AAC according to 24-7
For all those trying to put lipstick on a pig. Instead of worrying about beating local P5 teams out, how about trying to be in the top of the AAC list.

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posted in the thread Ahlers looks ready now. Do we start him next season or redshirt? by Pirates328 on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
If he earns the starting job, it’s his, otherwise redshirt

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posted in the thread Jerry Richardson to sell Panthers..must be really SERIOUS** by pirate68 on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
Doesn't have to be a local guy

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posted in the thread Jerry Richardson to sell Panthers..must be really SERIOUS** by pirate68 on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
I'm using my phone. I don't see that option.

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posted in the thread DFS renov--middle light tower, all gone! (L) by LonghornPirate on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
And empty, without PirateJohn, sandpaper and Ignoratius.

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posted in the thread Can anyone understand what consitutes a catch?? smh by JollyRoger on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
In the NFL...it is the catch must be completed all the way to the ground.
The ground can in fact cause a fumble and thus ruled incomplete if the ball is not secured. The play in question would not have been a TD even in college because his knee was down at the one before the ball crossed the GL plane..additionally... Because his upper torso was still coming down over the goal line and then when it contacted the ground..the ball was not secured..it became an incomplete pass. It was a totally correct call by the officials using the defined rules. Is it a stupid rule...YES...and it needs changing to the same rules as in college with the exception of having 2 feet down. The NFL rules are simply too complicated.

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posted in the thread Jerry Richardson to sell Panthers..must be really SERIOUS** by pirate68 on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
Not being snarky, but you do have the edit button.

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posted in the thread Jerry Richardson to sell Panthers..must be really SERIOUS** by pirate68 on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
As long as they accept a check, no problem

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posted in the thread Nate Summer's standard recruiting run down (link)...................... by ecukid79 on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
You just told me I am truly sad. You sure you want to play?
I can even link it for you, if you can't see it a couple posts above.
[Post edited by PirateLager at 12/17/2017 9:16PM]

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posted in the thread Jerry Richardson to sell Panthers..must be really SERIOUS** by pirate68 on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
*tweeted, I mean

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posted in the thread Jerry Richardson to sell Panthers..must be really SERIOUS** by pirate68 on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
(From memory) The franchise is valued at $2.3B
That's a lot of bitcoin.

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