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by Mr. Mephistopheles
Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Gambling and Quatloosia Good Life
Topic: Old cars
Replies: 8
Views: 764

Re: Old cars

One thing I do miss from the era of giant-car comfort were seats you could slide across to get in or out on either side. 8) What I don't miss are carburetors, chokes, distributors, rotors and points. I still own a timing light and remember how to use them but am grateful for fuel injection and elec...
by Mr. Mephistopheles
Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Gambling and Quatloosia Good Life
Topic: Construction Code Blues
Replies: 9
Views: 776

Re: Nobody at losthorizons can answer a simple question

A couple of decades ago I worked at the Dundalk Marine Terminal as a forklift driver working in receiving. We had a shop dedicated to crating items for shipping products overseas, including a full wood shop. One day two guys were ripping down a piece of plywood to make the side to a crate. One of t...
by Mr. Mephistopheles
Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Other Scams and Medical Quackery
Topic: I have a quandary...
Replies: 17
Views: 2438

Re: I have a quandary...

That sucks Gregg.
by Mr. Mephistopheles
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Other Scams and Medical Quackery
Topic: I have a quandary...
Replies: 17
Views: 2438

Re: I have a quandary...

I second fortinbras' motion. There may be a reasonable explanation. If there is you can save a friendship, if not then the situation reverts back to its present state.
by Mr. Mephistopheles
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Gambling and Quatloosia Good Life
Topic: The real reason for your proposed dollar coin
Replies: 93
Views: 5543

Re: The real reason for your proposed dollar coin

There is already a seigniorage fee associated with the printing of paper money, and considering that $1 paper bills have short lifespans and have to be replaced with new paper bills at fairly short intervals, that fee becomes very considerable even when the amount in circulation remains the same. S...
by Mr. Mephistopheles
Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: US
Topic: HATEWATCH: SPLC's "Eye on the Radical Right"
Replies: 11
Views: 1157

Re: HATEWATCH: SPLC's "Eye on the Radical Right"

notorial dissent's: in addition to the points you noted most sovereigns also show an affinity for large amounts of firepower, which is another classic right-wing trait.
by Mr. Mephistopheles
Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Gambling and Quatloosia Good Life
Topic: Think I may be coming to Manhattan
Replies: 80
Views: 7497

Re: Think I may be coming to Manhattan

You guys (and gal!) are really making me miss NYC. Haven't been there in years. Therefore . . . It sounds like a great time but I'd have a hard time convincing Mrs. M to accept I'm going to abandon her with a house full of guests that week. Someday again, I especially like it during the holiday tim...
by Mr. Mephistopheles
Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Gambling and Quatloosia Good Life
Topic: Think I may be coming to Manhattan
Replies: 80
Views: 7497

Re: Think I may be coming to Manhattan

You guys (and gal!) are really making me miss NYC. Haven't been there in years.
by Mr. Mephistopheles
Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Gambling and Quatloosia Good Life
Topic: Think I may be coming to Manhattan
Replies: 80
Views: 7497

Re: Think I may be coming to Manhattan

CaptainKickback wrote:
Cathulhu wrote:Agreed. We make the pilgrimage every year. So why don't any of the other Quatloosians ever come out to the West coast, anyway?


I confess, it's because of me. I live in the OC and probably I am scaring them off.
...


DING DING DING DING! We have a winner Johnny! :twisted: :wink:
by Mr. Mephistopheles
Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Gambling and Quatloosia Good Life
Topic: Think I may be coming to Manhattan
Replies: 80
Views: 7497

Re: Think I may be coming to Manhattan

I can attest from the experience of an outsider that Grant's Tomb, the Met, Natural History, Guggenheim, the Bronx Zoo, and Ellis island all well-worth the time. Unfortunately MOMA was being remodeled when I was there. The subway system is cheap, easy to navigate, fast, and rather interesting if you...
by Mr. Mephistopheles
Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Gambling and Quatloosia Good Life
Topic: The Light At The End Of The Tunnel
Replies: 13
Views: 1607

Re: The Light At The End Of The Tunnel

That's great news!
by Mr. Mephistopheles
Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Gambling and Quatloosia Good Life
Topic: Eagle Cam
Replies: 17
Views: 2527

Re: Eagle Cam

It's good to see the chicks came through stormy night okay.
by Mr. Mephistopheles
Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Gambling and Quatloosia Good Life
Topic: Eagle Cam
Replies: 17
Views: 2527

Re: Eagle Cam

Kestrel wrote:Eaglet #1 is now halfway out of the shell. Eaglets #2 and #3 may take a few more days. The eggs were laid several days apart.


D12 (Eaglet #1) has officially hatched!
by Mr. Mephistopheles
Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Tax Practice & Policy and Tax Shelters
Topic: Obamacare and Frivolous Return Penalties
Replies: 43
Views: 4446

Re: Obamacare and Frivolous Return Penalties

. wrote:The question is and always has been is there any circumstance under which the federal government can require the purchase of anything by anyone.


The answer is yes. The Second Militia Act of 1792.
by Mr. Mephistopheles
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Identity Theft
Topic: RIAA
Replies: 10
Views: 2864

Re: RIAA

It's not legit. Last I knew, the RIAA doesn't inform you of this stuff by email. They send a cease and desist to your ISP and then your ISP threatens you on their behalf. Wow, you got off lucky. The RIAA goons showed up in their black helicopters on a moonless night and put me in the dunking chair ...
by Mr. Mephistopheles
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Identity Theft
Topic: RIAA
Replies: 10
Views: 2864

Re: RIAA

Received this email the other day in my business email account (and no the email address mentioned is not my email account). Dear theresakremm@yahoo.com, hereby we notify you that your IP address has been identified as distributing copyrighted content. Please see the attachment to this message for ...
by Mr. Mephistopheles
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: US
Topic: Glenn Beck just isn't buying it
Replies: 56
Views: 2339

Re: Glenn Beck just isn't buying it

As a frequenter of Quatloos, I understand better than the general public what a "sovereign citizen" is. But step outside of Quatloos for a moment and imagine you are ignorant of this topic, and imagine reading the AP or Reuters story. "Whoa!" you think to yourself, "that so...
by Mr. Mephistopheles
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: US
Topic: Glenn Beck just isn't buying it
Replies: 56
Views: 2339

Re: Glenn Beck just isn't buying it

As a frequenter of Quatloos, I understand better than the general public what a "sovereign citizen" is. But step outside of Quatloos for a moment and imagine you are ignorant of this topic, and imagine reading the AP or Reuters story. "Whoa!" you think to yourself, "that so...
by Mr. Mephistopheles
Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Tax Practice & Policy and Tax Shelters
Topic: IRS Goes To Pot
Replies: 20
Views: 2783

Re: IRS Goes To Pot

I've always wondered why THC cannot be made in a tablet in a lab where there is some semblance of quality control instead of being grown in designer brands in hydroponic basement farms by old hippies. (and I may be wrong about that, too, I'm not a botanist) THC has been made into a tablet form. How...
by Mr. Mephistopheles
Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Tax Practice & Policy and Tax Shelters
Topic: Mitt Romney's Tax Plan
Replies: 28
Views: 3378

Re: Mitt Romney's Tax Plan

It is becoming apparent that Mitt Romney's tax plan is unbelievably regressive: http://blogs.reuters.com/david-cay-johnston/2012/02/07/how-romney-would-tax-us/ But the author ignores the fact that those in that realm don't pay taxes; the largess returned to them would be reduced. Two of the primary...

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