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  1. 3 minutes ago, ekbeats said:

    Biden’s a f’ing liar.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki recently clarified the hike would apply to families earning $400,000 per year — meaning two adults who make $200,000, a seeming contradiction of Biden’s own recent statement that “if you make less than $400,000, you won’t see one single penny in additional federal tax.”

    I knew this guy would do a bait and switch.

    We'd need to know the context of the Biden quote to know if that's a contradiction. His "you" could be an individual, a couple, or a family. 

  2. 23 minutes ago, Amused to Death said:

    Is this the middle class you refer to:

    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki recently clarified the hike would apply to families earning $400,000 per year

    And it looks like it would be a 2.6 % marginal increase on dollars earned above $400,000. Meaning a couple earning $400k sees no increase. A couple earning $500k sees an increase of $2600. Hardly a war on the middle class. 

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  3. People are definitely hypocritical on this and many other issues. High cash bail is absurd. Crowdfunding bail and legal fees is fine, as long as the lawyers are serving the defendant, and not whoever is paying. And crowdfunding legal fees is fraught with abuse by opportunists. 

    I haven't really considered the issue of big tech "deplatforming" funds for controversial groups. That's a puzzler. 

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  4. 5 minutes ago, parasaurolophus said:

    What kind of proof would you like? A copy of a law that says vehicle thefts are officially decriminalized? Because you wont get that. 

    I was responding to claims that lawmakers decriminalized auto theft/theft from autos/carjacking. So yeah, I was hoping for a copy of a law. That's what decriminalization means. 

  5. 54 minutes ago, parasaurolophus said:

    Did you watch the portnoy pizza video with the car theft that happened in the background?

    Watch the police car get hit by the vehicle driving away. Watch the police not even make an effort to go after them.


    I'm not familiar with that video. 

    While thus far no one has shown any examples of politicians decriminalizing auto theft, it is worth mentioning that high speed chases are frowned upon these days, so that could explain why the police aren't being more aggressive.  

  6. 1 hour ago, stlrams said:


    Found numerous others states did the same.  Again the pattern here in ct is a car load of teens are drop off in suburban neighborhoods then go from car to car until they find one unlocked.


    police can’t chase suspects

    Again, they didn't decriminalize theft, they created a diversion program within the CT juvenile courts to allow kids to complete a program and avoid a conviction. And according to your article, the rate of stealing from cars in CT decreased after the change. 

    I won't deny it's a big problem in Connecticut right now. Those same gangs of Connecticut kids have been stealing in my Rhode Island town and surrounding areas. Exact pattern you described. 

  7. 1 hour ago, stlrams said:

    State politicians make state laws.



    I believe if car unlocked and minor then misdemeanor 



    First of all, I thought we were talking about stealing cars, not stealing stuff from cars. Second, that California law only adds an element to the California crime of "auto burglary, " it doesn't decriminalize theft of cars or theft from cars. It may be true that certain thefts are classified as misdemeanors based on the value of whatever was stolen, but every state, including Connecticut, uses dollar value to distinguish misdemeanors and various levels of felonies. 

  8. 1 hour ago, stlrams said:

    Car thefts have been decriminalized by politicians as it’s consider a victimless crime.

    Do you have any support for the idea that "Politicians have decriminalized car theft? " Because I'm pretty sure that isn't true. 

  9. 1 hour ago, dgreen said:

    Has QAnon broken any laws?

    Is there an active law enforcement effort to identify this person?

    I'd guess no as to lawbreaking, since it's all fiction, and that law enforcement already knows who the main people are.

    EDIT -  I took your question to mean the character/message board poster(s) "Qanon" rather than Qanon believers. Plenty of believers have committed plenty of crimes. 

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  10. In college I had a conversation with a friend about the NBA playoff format. I grew up with a 2-2-1-1-1 format for 7 game series, and 2-2-1 for 5 game series. They were going to change it to 2-3-2 that year, and I was strongly against that. I thought it was unfair that the lower seeded team could have a chance to win in 5 games with more home games than the higher seed. My friend didn't see the problem. Debate ensued. 

    I argued that ideally all series would be 1-1-1-1-1-1-1. It seemed fundamentally undeniable to me that this was fairest. I was dumbfounded that he could disagree with this foundational point. It seemed obvious that we'd want to keep things as even as possible. That was the essence of fairness, was it not? 

    He responded that equality wasn't necessarily fair. Playoffs weren't fair In the first place, because they denied the regular season winner their deserved victory. But if you had to have them, maybe the higher seed should have all home games. That would be fair to them, considering they won that right. Or maybe the lower seed should host all the games, which would be a fair way to even things up between the two teams. Or maybe 4-3? There were all kinds of permutations available, and any of them could be fair, depending on your priorities and definition of fairness.

    I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't see his point at the time, though of course he was right.  

    Anyhow, I was reminded of that conversation reading here about what different people think is a fair or unfair tax system. 

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  11. 1 hour ago, Grace Under Pressure said:

    Well surprisingly the answer apparently is "I'm not in favor of it if it's being proposed by my rival team" regardless of the benefit.


    That doesn't seem entirely fair. Most of the posts in this thread have opposed or supported for substantive reasons. Sure, the opinions are mostly divided along "team" lines, but I think in this instance that's because tax policy is one of the main differences between the teams. 

  12. 5 minutes ago, 2Squirrels1Nut said:

    Pre-pandemic my teenage kids loved going to the mall and hanging out.  Of course they don't have a lot of money to actually buy much but they did make some purchases.  It was a magical experience for them to actually see products before purchasing them.

    Kids love malls because they don't have houses and can't go to bars. But malls are dying/have died because kids don't have money and adults don't go. 

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  13. 39 minutes ago, David Dodds said:

    It was a picture of a soft serve ice cream essentially code word to HLOD or BUY

    A picture of pizza would have meant Gamestop is getting into child sex trafficking, but softserve just means BUY. 

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  14. Can someone explain to me why my fundamental concern about SPACs is incorrect? I admit I am a total newb but here goes: SPAC gets listed for $10. You get in somewhat early for $10.50. Rumors start flying that SPAC is going to acquire XYZ. XYZ looks like a good company and is in a hot sector so SPAC rises to $15. Then for a while rumors continue and people debate the merits of XYZ and SPAC numbers go up or down. Then at some point a deal becomes more likely and again the price rises or falls based on what the market thinks of XYZ. 

    But what never seems to be discussed until it's an afterthought is how much of XYZ SPAC is acquiring, and at what price. It's like evaluating someone's portfolio knowing only the company names, not the amounts owned or purchase price. 

    So it seems like all you get with a SPAC is the possibility of acquiring some percentage of some company, or you get $10 back.

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  15. The idea that Gamestop just needs to retool and relaunch as something new seems alot like 

    1. Take underpants 

    2. ??

    3. Profit

    Sure, they have a database of customers, but it's largely outdated, and Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Twitch, EA, Ubisoft, Rockstar etc, all have better current lists and direct daily relationships with their customers. 

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  16. 2 minutes ago, rick6668 said:

    My experience is these close and end of day (Normal) so you would need a new extended hour trade.

    The default is daylong, but you can set limit orders as instant, daylong, or open until filled (or canceled). 

    So if I have a current, good until filled order to sell XYZ at $10,I'm wondering what happens if someone bids $10 after hours. 

  17. OK, another fidelity /trading question.  If I have extended hours trading enabled, will it execute my standing limit orders? Or do I have to re-enter the orders as extended hour orders? 

    Thanks, and sorry. I haven't found the answer looking myself. 

  18. 1 minute ago, Nick Vermeil said:

    I have separate watch lists for each, stonks, SPACS, Pennies, etc.  Don't know about positions.  

    You just update the watch lists whenever you trade? I could do that. But there should be a way to tag a position to have it auto-populate to a watchlist. 

  19. Sold all SPACS that were above 11 and still green for me overall. I wanted cash and will reevaluate after things settle down. HAACU, JOFFU, CBUHU, CBAHW

    Kept those under 11, as they don't have much more downside potential, at least pre-announcement. 


    Out of all my positions, I don't have much up overall anymore. Really only the bluechips. 

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