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Old 07-01-2011, 07:46 PM   #4846
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No kiddin'.
Sorry to go off on a rant but government (anything) just burns my butt these days.

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Don't for one minute think they have a monopoly on stupidity down your way...trust me!
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Political dementia knows no borders.
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Except that we seem to have garnered more than our share in Canada!
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Keith this may be the very first time I have ever had to disagree with you.
I think OURS is bigger than YOURS.
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Oh man, when it comes to politicians they just make me upset to say the least. The intelligence level of these people just amaze me. I won't get cranked up on them idiots as I would be here all night.

Bud, and I thought $28 for a hunting/fishing license was ridiculous. After 65 we pay $11 for a life time license, I am glad I don't have to pay anymore. Paying to just go in a park is unreal, the parks are supposed to belong to the people to start off with. I guess Tennessee isn't as bad as I thought, yet.

Keith, if the teachers down this way find out how much teachers up your way make, they will all be headed up your way. Teachers in Tennessee don't make anywhere close to what your teachers do.
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Jim, this is a salary of one teacher who is a friend of mine. He has a masters' degree in English...and this salary was from 5 years ago. Heaven knows what he's making now.
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Jim: "After 65 we pay $11 for a life time license,"
Just for fun Jim, I thought I would show you what we pay after age 65 for a Lifetime Hunt/Fish Permit.

My fee would be the last one listed. Wouldn't you think they would offer a sliding scale for the elderly?

This is from the Game and Parks website:

Lifetime Hunt/Fish*0-5 years old $425.50
Lifetime Hunt/Fish*6-15 years old $573.00
Lifetime Hunt/Fish*16-45 years old $699.00
Lifetime Hunt/Fish*46+ years old $573.00

Don't think I don't raise a little hell with these guys once in a while also. I've got stories.

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Just for fun Jim, I thought I would show you what we pay after age 65 for a Lifetime Hunt/Fish Permit.

My fee would be the last one listed. Wouldn't you think they would offer a sliding scale for the elderly?

This is from the Game and Parks website:

Lifetime Hunt/Fish*0-5 years old $425.50
Lifetime Hunt/Fish*6-15 years old $573.00
Lifetime Hunt/Fish*16-45 years old $699.00
Lifetime Hunt/Fish*46+ years old $573.00

Don't think I don't raise a little hell with these guys once in a while also. I've got stories.
Five hundred and seventy three bucks just to go fishing??? WTF?
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Just for fun Jim, I thought I would show you what we pay after age 65 for a Lifetime Hunt/Fish Permit.

My fee would be the last one listed. Wouldn't you think they would offer a sliding scale for the elderly?

This is from the Game and Parks website:

Lifetime Hunt/Fish*0-5 years old $425.50
Lifetime Hunt/Fish*6-15 years old $573.00
Lifetime Hunt/Fish*16-45 years old $699.00
Lifetime Hunt/Fish*46+ years old $573.00

Don't think I don't raise a little hell with these guys once in a while also. I've got stories.
My stars, that is unreal, I would have to raise some cain also. I love to fish but that would sure put a damper on that. I thought for a good while that all states were the same but that is not the case at all. Our sales tax here is on the high side compared to some other states though 9.75%.
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:53 AM   #4856
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Those amounts are at your option. You can choose to continue to pay for the annual permits. I'm sure those a-holes at Game and Parks have a long drawn out explanation as to why the rates are what they are and why they should be. Probably because people are throwing gum wrappers on the ground somewhere and not cleaning them up.

Sales tax here is 7% right now but they would raise it if they could.
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One clown has already been using a leaf blower on the pathway . . .
Leafblowers - the most infernal of the progeny to be spawned from the Satanic Mills.

Die, evil leafblower, DIE!


I'm always of two minds about all the permit fees and government regulation - one the one hand, I think we need fees and regulations to keep all the morons in check, on other hand, I resent having any of it applied to me.

You have to pay to get a permit to dip kayak (a.k.a. alewives) out of the river by my parent's cottage now - you used to just be able to show up at the dam with a net and have fun. Don't see many kids dipping anymore now that it's regulated - ruined some good, clean (okay, not really very clean) fun.
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Fortunately, there are only two leaf blowers on the island, both owned by the same family. I'm not sure if it's one each for them, or whether he needs one for each hand. Personally, we use rakes. They don't seem to make quite as much noise, nor do they burn mixed gas for those abominable two-strokes.

Our sales tax here is presently 12%, possibly going down to 10% depending on the result of a pending referendum.

I think where Jules is the tax is even higher than that.
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Yup, HST just went up to 15% last year. Successive previous lib and con governments ran the province into the ground so as to avoid making unpopular cuts. Funny thing is it's now our first ever "socialist" (i.e., NDP) government that's talking some austerity measures to get us out of this mess.

Everyone's pinning their hopes on more energy development of course - it's the offshore drilling that's keeping our butts afloat, now their hoping to add fracking to the mix.

I like rakes. A good honest tool, rakes.

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Yup, HST just went up to 15% last year. Successive previous lib and con governments ran the province into the ground so as to avoid making unpopular cuts. Funny thing is it's now our first ever "socialist" (i.e., NDP) government that's talking some austerity measures to get us out of this mess.

Everyone's pinning their hopes on more energy development of course - it's the offshore drilling that's keeping our butts afloat, now their hoping to add fracking to the mix.

I like rakes. A good honest tool, rakes.
Good gravy, it just about makes a person want to just throw their hands up in the air and give up. If they were using that money for the people it sure would make it a little easier to swallow. I hate politicians, (I may have said that before). Here when a politician is elected to office, they get the same pay for the rest of their life, as they get in office, they have their own medical insurance and the whole ball of wax. The sad part is all they have to do is get elected one time. OK, I'm through now.

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