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Posts by ShawnH  

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ShawnH   
29 Jun 2013
Travel / Poland in photo riddles [3134]

you force me to do a lot of googling!

I am not forcing you, it is a choice you make. Shouldn't you be fixing the ceiling before the best woman in the world gets on your case?

Aren`t you too demanding for our capabilities??? ::):):)

This should be an easy one for a History Buff like yourself. It is in Poland, not Lithuania or Litwa.
ShawnH   
29 Jun 2013
Travel / Poland in photo riddles [3134]

What is that?

They are a US Chain (with locations in Canada) of home improvement stores. They sponsor an Orange Car in Nascar.

They often race against a competing Blue Car.

Blue Car

I myself prefer the blue car and the blue company. They have a better product variety, and their stores are newer.
ShawnH   
29 Jun 2013
Travel / Poland in photo riddles [3134]

Point for you!

Far too easy. Do they have Home Depot in your town?
ShawnH   
29 Jun 2013
UK, Ireland / Western Europe is not Paradise after all (Polish doctors in the UK more popular) [75]

Whenever I catch a cold (once a year), I immediately turn to antibiotics that are left after treating my kids` infections.

Note: I am not a medical professional. Any advice given henceforth is my own opinion based on what I heard during a game of Chinese Whispers.

You should not be taking your kid's medications for the following reasons:
1) Your child should have been prescribed a medication suitable for their particular circumstance in a quantity that ensures the ailment is treated effectively. Under utilization of the prescribed amount can lead to re-infection should the dosage administered be insufficient to kill the infection. Failure to administer the entire course of antibiotics may lead to that particular strain of bacteria becoming resistant to that particular medication in the future.

2) The remaining amount of medication from your child's course of treatment may be of the wrong variety to effectively treat your particular ailment. If it is the correct variety, there may be insufficient quantity of medication to adequately treat your ailment, and as noted above, may actually lead to your strain of ailment becoming immune to that particular drug in the future.

3) Seek proper medical attention and not advice from internet fora for all ailments you need treatment for, including erections that last for more than 6 hours.
ShawnH   
27 Jun 2013
News / Restoring the Port of Elbląg? [113]

increase channel depth by 70%.

70% is an irrelevant figure. The 2.7 m figure is what's important.

Not that I would support the revised port. In principal it would be bad for the environment. Gdansk is not that far away and their isn't that much import / export traffic to justify a new port. Finally, my opinion doesn't even matter, because I don't live there.
ShawnH   
27 Jun 2013
News / Restoring the Port of Elbląg? [113]

Wow Harry, are you suggesting Polish Engineers are incapable of dredging 2.7 m from a harbour? Things must be dire there with all the good contractors in the UK.
ShawnH   
25 Jun 2013
Travel / Poland in photo riddles [3134]

An off limits section of Wieliczka (sp?) where no photos are allowed?
ShawnH   
23 Jun 2013
Travel / Poland in photo riddles [3134]

This is of course the Polish Forum, not the Byelorussian Forum. Or the Lithuanian forum for that matter.
ShawnH   
23 Jun 2013
Travel / Poland in photo riddles [3134]

My Brother in law claims him in the name of Poland. End of Discussion.
ShawnH   
23 Jun 2013
Travel / Poland in photo riddles [3134]

Long live Wilno!!! :):):):)

Litwo! Ojczyzno moja! Ty jesteś jak zdrowie.
Ile cię trzeba cenić, ten tylko się dowie,
Kto cię stracił. Dziś piękność twą w całej ozdobie
Widzę i opisuję, bo tęsknię po tobie.

ShawnH   
22 Jun 2013
Travel / Poland in photo riddles [3134]

I'd say its in Prague

No. Head North.

but its not hanging

Correct

holding a sword

Correct

religious

To Some, maybe....

gruesome

Correct

tasteless or on a horse

Correct
ShawnH   
22 Jun 2013
Travel / Poland in photo riddles [3134]

Who and where?
Hint famous guy to Poles, but this isn't exactly in Poland

frikken links...


  • Who?
ShawnH   
13 Jun 2013
News / Palikot - too liberal/modern for Poland? [197]

investopedia.com/terms/f/flattax.asp

Definition of 'Flat Tax'
A system that applies the same tax rate to every taxpayer regardless of income bracket. A flat tax applies the same tax rate to all taxpayers, with no deductions or exemptions allowed.

imf.org/external/pubs/ft/wp/2006/wp06218.pdf

Particularly in the United States, the term "flat tax" is associated with Hall and Rabushka (1983 and 1985; HR). Their proposal is for a very precisely defined and coherent tax structure: a combination of a cash-flow tax on business income and a tax on workers' income, both levied at the same, single rate (with a personal allowance available against the wage tax).

cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/serials/files/cato-journal/1985/11/cj5n2-14.pdf

A true fiat rate tax on income has two characteristics: first, the tax base is a comprehensive measure of income with no preferential
treatment given to specific sources or uses of income, and second, a single tax rate is applied to that base. In short, a flat rate tax is a proportional tax on total income.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_tax

A flat tax (short for flat tax rate) is a tax system with a constant marginal rate, usually applied to individual or corporate income. A flat tax falls under proportional tax as they allow certain deductions. There are various tax systems that are labeled "flat tax" even though they are significantly different.

Barney, unless you are talking about something biblical, every credible source I came across refers to Flat Tax as a rate to be levied, not a set amount per person regardless of income / sources of income.

Exodus 30:11-16:
11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

12 When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel after their number, then shall they give every man a ransom for his soul unto the LORD, when thou numberest them; that there be no plague among them, when thou numberest them.

13 This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary: (a shekel is twenty gerahs:) an half shekel shall be the offering of the LORD.

14 Every one that passeth among them that are numbered, from twenty years old and above, shall give an offering unto the LORD.

15 The rich shall not give more, and the poor shall not give less than half a shekel, when they give an offering unto the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls.

16 And thou shalt take the atonement money of the children of Israel, and shalt appoint it for the service of the tabernacle of the congregation; that it may be a memorial unto the children of Israel before the LORD, to make an atonement for your souls.
ShawnH   
12 Jun 2013
News / Palikot - too liberal/modern for Poland? [197]

Poll Tax: Everybody pays 1000 zloty. Doesn't matter if you are the babci in the toilet stall or the CEO who owns the firm.

So for the poor babcia who makes 20,000 zloty a year is paying a 5% tax. The CEO who makes 200,000 ends up with a 0.5% tax rate. Not so flat.

Flat is where everybody pays 1% whether they make 20,000 or 2,000,000 a year.
ShawnH   
9 Jun 2013
Love / Fresh, wholesome country lass in Poland - getting married and going back to the US [167]

I highly doubt that, he def only makes $50,000 a year

Do they teach personal finance in your institute of higher education? It is a good book, and life is about choices. Not everybody buys into the hype that more is better.

If you like forums, check out this one.... mrmoneymustache.com/forum/

And yes, it is a good book :-)
ShawnH   
9 Jun 2013
Love / Fresh, wholesome country lass in Poland - getting married and going back to the US [167]

lol, golddiggers. With 50 000 a year? That's hardly enough for 2 people to get by.

It's not what you make, it's what you keep. The guy could be a millionaire, just spending enough to get by and wisely investing the rest. The guy with the flashy car and McMansion is probably up to his eyes in debt. You should read The Millionaire Next Door.
ShawnH   
29 May 2013
Life / Is multi-culti in Poland bankrupt? [73]

So they can legitimately say: You brought us here so now you can feed, clothe and take care of us.

They could, but their descendants hard won freedom has also won them the right to live within their new society, rights to an equal education, equlity in access to jobs, political participation, the privelege of paying taxes, etc..... Are you in favour of mandated, ceaseless welfare payments to those descendants whose ancestors were dragged here from Africa?