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August 20, 2020

The coming apocalypse

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 10:45 am
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Tax apocalypse, that is.  In New York City it will be an existential crisis, but it will happen to a greater or lesser degree everywhere.  The consequences will be political as well as economic.  We are living in interesting times.

June 23, 2019


Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:51 am
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Story here.

May 26, 2019

The breakdown of civilization

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:18 am
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Big cities governed by politicians who are unwilling to enforce laws lead to societal breakdownThis is another indication of such a breakdown.  A similar thing happened in 1970s New York.  People living in close proximity to each other require a more strict adherence to agreed societal norms backed by law enforcement.  See also.

And this is how you go about these things.

May 18, 2019

States tax policy

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:35 am
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I expect that we will see states with high income taxes get even more aggressive in attempting to claim residents really haven’t left the state for income tax purposes.  Ultimately they won’t be successful which will lead to tax increases and an ever more vicious cycle of rich people leaving.

May 6, 2019

New York wiped out

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:44 pm
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At least in an asteroid impact simulation.  Frankly, it is comforting to know that there is at least some attention being paid to this issue.

February 15, 2019

Interesting discovery

Filed under: General — dknights @ 2:54 pm
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An amazing discovery at a constructions site in NY.  It appears that the bodies of 11 patriots have been found, soldiers who served during the Revolutionary War.  The news report seems to indicate that it is being handled with the respect that the discovery deserves.

February 7, 2019

Taxes, how do they work?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:31 am
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If a state has high income taxes, and the federal government stops subsidizing them by limiting the federal deductibility of SALT taxes, comedy ensues.


July 31, 2018

Tar and feathers

Filed under: Legal,Politics — dknights @ 1:58 pm
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Any bureaucrat who shuts down a kid’s lemonade stand needs to be tarred and feathered.

June 1, 2016

Give that man a medal

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 12:07 am
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In the same situation, I can only hope I would do the same.

July 24, 2014

Eat out their substance

Filed under: Legal,Politics — dknights @ 3:59 pm
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Every time I read a story like this……

I recall this line from the Declaration of Independence. “He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.”

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