Jay Leno: "I was gonna start off tonight with an Obama joke. But I don't want to get audited by the IRS, so forget that."
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National Voting here in NY is a bust now... all democrat all the time! Might as well let them throw in a few hundred thousand more votes, the outcome will not matter!
and swizzer, you are probably supporting your pal Barry on his stand during the speech at the college to dismiss all the tyranny talk, it could never happen here.
Keep your friends close, your enemies closer
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swizzer, it doesn't surprise me that you own(ed) an Audi. I once towed a newer Mini(BMW)about 60 miles. The female owner (from Germany) rode with me. At that time Audis roadside assistance was hooked up to AAA and if we didn't tow 3 or 4 Audis /day it was unusual. The Mini owner told me that Audi in Germany had a bad reputation and their owners were generally jerks. I told her that nothing much changes on the trip across the pond.
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drugsrus, also, you forget that even US-based automakers build their cars here with foreign-made parts. Even my previous car, an Audi, had an American-made windshield despite the thing being 'final assembled' in good old Germany.
Also, I have an affinity for all things Swiss, especially Swiss German. It's in my blood after all. That Swiss Italian stuff is basically crap if not non-existent, and the Swiss French stuff is limited to Nestlé.
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drugsrus, it doesn'tmatter how much you try and twist the words, the fact of the matter is you are still and forever will be wrong.
Now you're tlaking about foreigh-owned companies, which is BESIDE the point. Any product built here, be it a car or your mobil home, makes it a domestic product. Period. And it has nothing to do with where the company is headquartered or where the 'corporate profits' go.
and yup, those roller skates should be heavily taxed as imports. A Mazda 323 should cost here the same as a Ford Focus costs in Japan. That might level the field some.
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and they arte still foreign scrap and why are they still listed as imports in all the pricing guides???
I do work for a Ford/Lincoln dealer. When they give me a Toyota or Mazda or some other import - I tell them that I don't drive foreign junk and they give me something with an American badge.
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swizzer-- so where do the corporate profits end up???? Untaxed at the home office in Tokyo or Bavaria - NOT HERE. When BMW announced that the plant in Ga. was going to be, an American executive thanked a BMW exec. for seeing the pride and blah blah stuff. When he was finished the BMW guy said to him " Everybody has their Mexico" -- feel better now???
I can see you are for the new world order, a global economy, and international gov't. You really need to get your head out from where the sun don't shine. Real Americans like our system, even though sometimes we make a mistake and let the wrong people run things for a while. We will right this ship despite the current lack of leadership.
"because that wreck is assembled here it's not an import"
Correct. That make's it a domestic car.
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drugsrus, I'm waiting for you to define what a 'foreign assembly plants in the US' is.
You mean a foreign company that has a plant here in the US? If that's the case, then you have serious issues with capitalism and the international market, especially intertnational investors.
I've got news for you: those plants, be they owned by a foreign company or not, pay payroll taxes and provide much needed jobs. So back off.
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swizzer - I'll type slow 'cause apparently you don't read too good. From my last post -- "There are 27 foreign assembly plants in the US. are they a good thing??? On one hand yes for the jobs they create, on the other a big h-e-l-l NO --- a Ford ..."
Research done Skippy
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drugsrus, BMW, Toyota, Hyundai, Honda, and more all have plants here in the USA and provide lots of jobs. Do your research, druggy.
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'I ask why is this foreign crap so cheap in the US ??' Good question drugs. I think the simple answer is non-union factories.
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getaclue- while you were at it did you write a check to the Japanese gov't??? SOOooo... because that wreck is assembled here it's not an import????? There are 27 foreign assembly plants in the US. are they a good thing??? On one hand yes for the jobs they create, on the other a big h-e-l-l NO --- a Ford F-150 is much more expensive in good ol' Japan than your Tundra. I ask why is this foreign crap so cheap in the US ?? Too many peoples patriotism goes only as far as their wallet. Please do not put my American flag on that truck. If you must fly a flag be honest and get a Jap one.
Clue, do you really believe that just paying taxes entitles anyone to all the benefits of American citizenship? There ought to be Law against that.....wait..THERE is!!!
I do not care what you say, when you turn over control to NONCITIZENS you are letting others decide the fate of OUR country. You want to vote? Become a legal RESIDENT!
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Also in California, Just last week, the state Assembly approved AB 1401, a bill that would allow noncitizens to serve on juries if they are in the country legally. The vote, 45 to 26, wasn't even close. All the "yes" votes came from Democrats. No surprise there. Getting noncitizens on juries is the first step toward what Democrats are really after -- getting more of them to vote,
Gee I am truly sorry should I post greater detail in every single post? I put forth a topic that PERTAINED DIRECTLY with the topic at hand. There was nothing that was not fact in the post or actually anything that I EVER post. I do not believe that non citizens should vote. I do not believe that you should ever get to vote twice in any election and I believe that EVERY single person registered to vote show an ID to be able to cast a ballot. I also do not LIKE the new voting machines. I do not want to stand at a station with other people casting my vote, I do not want some overzealous voter aid jumping over to aid anyone that is having a momentary problem to see how they voted.
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Hey Drugs, just so you're clear the next time you make one of your broad sweeping statements on "foreign Crap" I have a Toyota Tundra that was manufactured in Toyota's Georgetown, Kentucky plant. Last time I checked Kentucky was still part of the USA, so that would make it an AMERICAN MADE TRUCK
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Leave it to TOT to NOT tell the whole story: "The proposal would allow immigrants lawfully residing in the city for six months or longer to vote provided they meet all the other current requirements for voter registration in New York State, TPM reports. The bill specifies that they are not permitted to vote in state or federal elections.
“This is extremely important, because it’s based on the founding principle of this country and that was, ‘No Taxation Without Representation.’ All of the people who would be included in this and would be allowed to vote are paying taxes, they’ve contributed to society,” Mr. Dromm added." This is not initially as bad as it sounded when TOT only told 1/3 of the whole story.
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bmwfred - Thank you for your service. You are not alone though in making some decisions that you fought for the right to make, like wasting your hard earned money on imported scrap (BMWs, Toyotas, Subaru, Kia Hyundai and the rest of the junk)A veteran license plate (most states have them available)and an American flag don't make the best impression being displayed on these imported roller skates.
If TOT is correct about the actions of the NYC city council and allowing non citizens the right to vote, they should all go to jail. As a retired American veteran, I just can't fathom these actions.
I can only hope your wrong on their actions.
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New York City is poised to become the first major city to grant non-citizens the right to vote.
The New York City Council’s committeess on immigration and government relations will today hold joint hearings on a proposal that would allow non-citizens to vote in city elections, and backers of the effort say they have a veto-proof majority, according to the New York Daily News.
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Early voting may increase voter turn out. But I would like to go back to only property owners be able to vote and things like what the Gloversville library does with voting in one place in an area that makes hard for some seniors to vote and many people who don't pay these taxes are telling those property owners what they need to pay.
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