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Started by Joseph H Allen November 6, 2013
On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:37:11 -0500, krw@attt.bizz wrote:

>On Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:24:35 -0800, John Larkin ><jlarkin@highlandtechnology.com> wrote: > >>On Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:17:40 -0500, Phil Hobbs >><pcdhSpamMeSenseless@electrooptical.net> wrote: >> >>>On 11/12/2013 2:14 PM, John Larkin wrote: >>>> On Thu, 7 Nov 2013 04:14:43 +0000 (UTC), mroberds@att.net wrote: >>>> >>>>> John Larkin <jlarkin@highlandtechnology.com> wrote: >>>>>> We could distribute software on vinyl disks, 45s or LPs. We'd have to >>>>>> agree on a coding format. >>>>> >>>>> There is another theory, which states that this has already happened. >>>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FloppyRom_Magazine.jpg >>>>> >>>>>> You could melt pits into the surface of wax or ice with a laser, and >>>>>> read it back with a lower power laser. Bulk erase. >>>>> >>>>> Why did my read error rate go up when I moved from Toronto to Phoenix? >>>>> :) >>>>> >>>>> Matt Roberds >>>> >>>> Why would any sane person move to Phoenix? >>>> >>>> >>>Because the weather in Toronto is even worse, though in a very different >>>way. >>> >>>Cheers >>> >>>Phil Hobbs >> >>I've noticed a tendency for old people to want to retire to very hot >>places, like Tampa, Florida or Bullhead City, Arizona. That's an >>over-reaction to a little snow. > >A "little" snow isn't the issue, rather a *lot* of sun. I could stand >a little snow but the year we packed up we had 36" on Valentines day >and 24" more on St. Paddy's day.
I like snow that's not here, but driving distance. In a good year, Sugar Bowl gets 80 feet on Mt Disney. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/53724080/Truckee/July_4_Bikini.jpg Bear box in Truckee: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/53724080/Truckee/Bear_Box.jpg Icicles: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/53724080/Truckee/Curvies_2.jpg -- John Larkin Highland Technology, Inc jlarkin at highlandtechnology dot com http://www.highlandtechnology.com Precision electronic instrumentation Picosecond-resolution Digital Delay and Pulse generators Custom laser drivers and controllers Photonics and fiberoptic TTL data links VME thermocouple, LVDT, synchro acquisition and simulation
krw > But weather isn't the whole story.
krw > Retires simply can't afford the
---
krw > high property taxes that are
krw > ubiquitous in the North.
 
Please explain second part.
On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 11:46:11 -0800 (PST), Greegor
<greegor47@gmail.com> wrote:

>krw > But weather isn't the whole story. >krw > Retires simply can't afford the >--- >krw > high property taxes that are >krw > ubiquitous in the North. > >Please explain second part.
It's simple enough for even Slowman to read, isn't it? Northern states = high taxes, particularly property taxes. Property tax is a tax on wealth, not on income.
krw > Northern states = high taxes,
krw > particularly property taxes.
 
I wasn't questioning your assertion,
but the mechanism that makes it so.
 
WHY are property taxes higher
in Northern US states?
 
Is there a reason?
On Thu, 14 Nov 2013 07:36:32 -0800 (PST), Greegor
<greegor47@gmail.com> wrote:

>krw > Northern states = high taxes, >krw > particularly property taxes. > >I wasn't questioning your assertion, >but the mechanism that makes it so.
OK. Was confused by the question.
>WHY are property taxes higher >in Northern US states?
Historical? Northern states tend to be the "rust" states (old decaying industry). More liberal. More unionized. Much higher proportion of government union workers. Religion and personal responsibility are much more important in the South, though many of the large cities are still liberal cesspools.
>Is there a reason?
Probably a leftover of the Civil War and Reconstruction. The South more or less missed the entire "progressive" movement.
On Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:46:29 -0500, krw@attt.bizz wrote:

>On Thu, 14 Nov 2013 07:36:32 -0800 (PST), Greegor ><greegor47@gmail.com> wrote: > >>krw > Northern states = high taxes, >>krw > particularly property taxes. >> >>I wasn't questioning your assertion, >>but the mechanism that makes it so. > >OK. Was confused by the question. > >>WHY are property taxes higher >>in Northern US states? > >Historical? Northern states tend to be the "rust" states (old >decaying industry). More liberal. More unionized. Much higher >proportion of government union workers. Religion and personal >responsibility are much more important in the South, though many of >the large cities are still liberal cesspools. > >>Is there a reason? > >Probably a leftover of the Civil War and Reconstruction. The South >more or less missed the entire "progressive" movement. >
Southern states tend to be more "hands-on", around the throats of politicians >:-} Northerners are blas&#2013265929;, vote for the guy who talks nice... but they are otherwise ignorant as a rock... sort of like Slowman >:-} ...Jim Thompson -- | James E.Thompson | mens | | Analog Innovations | et | | Analog/Mixed-Signal ASIC's and Discrete Systems | manus | | San Tan Valley, AZ 85142 Skype: Contacts Only | | | Voice:(480)460-2350 Fax: Available upon request | Brass Rat | | E-mail Icon at http://www.analog-innovations.com | 1962 | I love to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.
On Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:57:48 -0700, Jim Thompson
<To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> wrote:

>On Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:46:29 -0500, krw@attt.bizz wrote: > >>On Thu, 14 Nov 2013 07:36:32 -0800 (PST), Greegor >><greegor47@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>>krw > Northern states = high taxes, >>>krw > particularly property taxes. >>> >>>I wasn't questioning your assertion, >>>but the mechanism that makes it so. >> >>OK. Was confused by the question. >> >>>WHY are property taxes higher >>>in Northern US states? >> >>Historical? Northern states tend to be the "rust" states (old >>decaying industry). More liberal. More unionized. Much higher >>proportion of government union workers. Religion and personal >>responsibility are much more important in the South, though many of >>the large cities are still liberal cesspools. >> >>>Is there a reason? >> >>Probably a leftover of the Civil War and Reconstruction. The South >>more or less missed the entire "progressive" movement. >> > >Southern states tend to be more "hands-on", around the throats of >politicians >:-} > >Northerners are blas&#2013265929;, vote for the guy who talks nice... but they are >otherwise ignorant as a rock... sort of like Slowman >:-} > > ...Jim Thompson
I don't fit the mold ;) When I was in college one professor said I had an accent and thought that I was not from NY. lol Cheers
On Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:09:32 -0500, Martin Riddle
<martin_rid@verizon.net> wrote:

>On Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:57:48 -0700, Jim Thompson ><To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> wrote: > >>On Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:46:29 -0500, krw@attt.bizz wrote: >> >>>On Thu, 14 Nov 2013 07:36:32 -0800 (PST), Greegor >>><greegor47@gmail.com> wrote: >>> >>>>krw > Northern states = high taxes, >>>>krw > particularly property taxes. >>>> >>>>I wasn't questioning your assertion, >>>>but the mechanism that makes it so. >>> >>>OK. Was confused by the question. >>> >>>>WHY are property taxes higher >>>>in Northern US states? >>> >>>Historical? Northern states tend to be the "rust" states (old >>>decaying industry). More liberal. More unionized. Much higher >>>proportion of government union workers. Religion and personal >>>responsibility are much more important in the South, though many of >>>the large cities are still liberal cesspools. >>> >>>>Is there a reason? >>> >>>Probably a leftover of the Civil War and Reconstruction. The South >>>more or less missed the entire "progressive" movement. >>> >> >>Southern states tend to be more "hands-on", around the throats of >>politicians >:-} >> >>Northerners are blas&#2013265929;, vote for the guy who talks nice... but they are >>otherwise ignorant as a rock... sort of like Slowman >:-} >> >> ...Jim Thompson > >I don't fit the mold ;) >When I was in college one professor said I had an accent and thought >that I was not from NY. > >lol > >Cheers
Maybe that's why I didn't notice your "accent". You must be a southerner at heart ;-) ...Jim Thompson -- | James E.Thompson | mens | | Analog Innovations | et | | Analog/Mixed-Signal ASIC's and Discrete Systems | manus | | San Tan Valley, AZ 85142 Skype: Contacts Only | | | Voice:(480)460-2350 Fax: Available upon request | Brass Rat | | E-mail Icon at http://www.analog-innovations.com | 1962 | I love to cook with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.
krw > Probably a leftover of the Civil War and
krw > Reconstruction.  The South more or less
krw > missed the entire "progressive" movement.
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Perhaps when Lincoln massively enlarged
the Federal government the South didn't
get as much of a share?
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JT > Southern states tend to be more
JT > "hands-on", around the throats of=20
JT > politicians >:-}
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Is it possible that Southerners
still somehow remember how the
Federal government turned on them?
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There really was NOT any law against
states seceding from the Union.
As far as I have ever seen, joining
the Union never legally removed any
right for a state to secede.
Lincoln enlarged the Federal government
in a way that the founders would
have seen as treason.  Our system was
supposed to have a weak central government.
Lincoln turned it into an Iron Fist.
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Did this make Southerners more aware
that government itself can become the
biggest enemy of the people?
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JT > Northerners are blas=E9, vote for
JT > the guy who talks nice... but
JT > they are otherwise ignorant as a
JT > rock... sort of like Slowman >:-}
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Growing up in family small businesses
in Minnesota, I certainly developed
a strong disdain for bureaucracy and
the "charmers" like Humphrey.
On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 10:36:07 -0700, Jim Thompson
<To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> wrote:

>On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 08:51:09 -0800, Charlie E. <edmondson@ieee.org> >wrote: > >>On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 09:11:14 -0700, Jim Thompson >><To-Email-Use-The-Envelope-Icon@On-My-Web-Site.com> wrote: >> >>>On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 07:43:32 -0700, RobertMacy >>><robert.a.macy@gmail.com> wrote: >>> >>>>On Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:58:29 -0700, Greegor <greegor47@gmail.com> wrote: >>>> >>>>> On Tuesday, November 12, 2013 7:24:35 PM UTC-6, John Larkin wrote: >>>>>> I've noticed a tendency for old people to want to retire to very hot >>>>>> places, like Tampa, Florida or Bullhead City, Arizona. That's an >>>>>> over-reaction to a little snow. >>>>> I don't think it's just snow. >>>>> Lots of older folks move from the North >>>>> to AZ because cold and humidity sets >>>>> off rheumatism/joint pain. >>>>> Arizona has lower pollen counts too, right? >>>>> Sometimes we get pollen blooms so thick >>>>> that even people not known for allergies >>>>> start having allergic wheezing and runny >>>>> noses. (Iowa) >>>> >>>>Houses are built better than in California. Seriously: travertine floors, >>>>10 to 12 foot ceiling heights, granite counters. Floor to ceiling glass >>>>looking out onto beautiful country. Temperature inside home is easy to >>>>maintain between 82 to 88 all year round. >>>> >>>>And with tongue in cheek... As people age, they 'see the light' and become >>>>Republicans, so move to a gun-toting Republican state that's nearby. >>> >>>I moved to Arizona when I was 22 years old ;-) >>> >>>(Actually I interviewed Motorola in February of 1962, returned to >>>Cambridge to find my car frozen to the ground... that's why I selected >>>Motorola's offer versus those from Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia and >>>El Segundo. Then I _drove_ into Arizona in June, without A/C... and >>>first thought I had made a horrible mistake... downtown Scottsdale was >>>at 124&#2013266096;F :-) >>> >>> ...Jim Thompson >> >>We have plenty of them here in the Coachella Valley, so his original >>hypothesis is supported in that. It gets plenty warm here, so much so >>that many of those retirees (we call them snowbirds!) leave from June >>till October and go back 'home' for the summer! > >Coachella Valley has been in the news recently >:-} > >Snowbirds do have a value... our house sold so fast we had to find >temporary lodging while the new house was being built. We ended up >staying at an Ohio snowbird's winter lodging for 5 months... for free! > > ...Jim Thompson
So I assume you avoided the 1% tax of 3.8% for income over $250k. ( which includes capital gains from a house sale ;) Cheers