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Old 05-24-08, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
Since he is against anyone being paid for services rendered, it would explain why he himself has no money: He doesn't charge anything for his work.

It makes sense though...I know people that would gladly drive Paris Hilton around for free, therefore making his services worth nothing by his own "logic".
I doubt that even Paris gives away her services for free.
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Old 05-25-08, 11:19 PM
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doubt that even Paris gives away her services for free.
Did she get paid for that video of herself?
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Old 05-25-08, 11:23 PM
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.Or are you opposed to people being paid for work performed in general?
No, services rendered charges should be according to income on an a sliding affordability scale,Which means it should be according to my income.Which means I would pay about $1.50 to fix my flat.Paris would have to pay $10,000 to get her flat fixed.
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No, services rendered charges should be according to income on an a sliding affordability scale,Which means it should be according to my income.Which means I would pay about $1.50 to fix my flat.Paris would have to pay $10,000 to get her flat fixed.


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Originally Posted by mark9950 View Post
No, services rendered charges should be according to income on an a sliding affordability scale,Which means it should be according to my income.Which means I would pay about $1.50 to fix my flat.Paris would have to pay $10,000 to get her flat fixed.
That would be: "From each according to ability, to each according to need." Spouting such Communist philosophy on Memorial Day! You should be ashamed of yourself.

Incidentally, most of the people in the world were born in places like China and India and Equitorial Africa. If, through no effort on your part, you happened to be born in the USA, you really shouldn't complain about what's "fair".

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Originally Posted by mark9950 View Post
No, services rendered charges should be according to income on an a sliding affordability scale,Which means it should be according to my income.Which means I would pay about $1.50 to fix my flat.Paris would have to pay $10,000 to get her flat fixed.
Aarrghh. So many possible replies, so little time.
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Old 05-26-08, 07:02 PM
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." Spouting such Communist philosophy on Memorial Day!
If it benefits me,I am all for it.I care less about everybody else.Remember the me society that we americans voted in the 80s,ronald reagan.

Besides everybody else cares less about me,regardless.

I am a proud communist atheist,I prayed to this mythical jesus and got nothing in return,therefore I concluded he doesnt exist and may not ever have existed.

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Enjoy these low gas prices that everybody will pay,oh yes everybody will pay when goods and services go through the roof.

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Old 05-26-08, 07:50 PM
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The GC forum must be getting slow, in order to revive this dead end thread. There, I did my part to feed the hungry troll, don't want him to get too thin.
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Old 05-26-08, 10:57 PM
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The OP is a socially misfit nutter. Just check out some of the other threads he's started. It seems the world is against him........
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Old 05-26-08, 11:40 PM
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The OP is a socially misfit nutter. Just check out some of the other threads he's started. It seems the world is against him........
Oh yes it is,republicans hate the low wage worker(just listen to rush limbaugh) ,and the democrats always talk about the middle class and rarely the low wage worker.Seems like the united states is against me anyway.
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Oh yes it is,republicans hate the low wage worker(just listen to rush limbaugh) ,and the democrats always talk about the middle class and rarely the low wage worker.Seems like the united states is against me anyway.
Have you ever considered that you may be against yourself?

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Oh yes it is,republicans hate the low wage worker(just listen to rush limbaugh) ,and the democrats always talk about the middle class and rarely the low wage worker.Seems like the united states is against me anyway.
Then leave if you don't like the US.
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Old 05-27-08, 05:49 PM
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Then leave if you don't like the US.
I never said I didnt like the US, ridht wingers always put words in our mouths,dont .BEtter stick to gays,guns and God.
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Old 05-27-08, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by mark9950 View Post
I never said I didnt like the US, ridht wingers always put words in our mouths,dont .BEtter stick to gays,guns and God.
Jaa, everyone who thinks you are a nutter must be a right winger. We are all part of that vast conspiracy to keep you and your $200 Trek down.
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Old 05-29-08, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by mark9950 View Post
No, services rendered charges should be according to income on an a sliding affordability scale,Which means it should be according to my income.Which means I would pay about $1.50 to fix my flat.Paris would have to pay $10,000 to get her flat fixed.
So this whole thread has been about you being a Communist?

Lock it up, move it to P & R.
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Old 05-29-08, 10:32 AM
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I am a proud communist atheist,I prayed to this mythical jesus and got nothing in return,therefore I concluded he doesnt exist and may not ever have existed.
maybe he doesn't like your attitude.
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An LBS that was closest to me would charge $10, including the new tube. It took him about 10 mins.

Too bad the shop is no longer around.
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Old 05-30-08, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by chephy View Post
It is a reasonable price. Mechanic's time is worth something, and it's not exactly a two-minute job. If you think it's so fast and simple, do it yourself.

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Two minute job? What about risking EVERYTHING to open a bike shop? I have my own store and people say the same thing at times. All I think about is the $420/month Reality tax, $5400/year City taxes....ect...all on top of my House taxes. That guy's shop costs $100's day just to cover base costs. So at $7/flat he'll never make money.
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Old 05-31-08, 12:01 AM
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Two minute job? What about risking EVERYTHING to open a bike shop?
If everyone was to open a bike shop where would the police,fire and health care workers be.Not everything is for everyone.
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I worked in a LBS as a teenager in 1974. A flat repair was $1.76, just a hair more than my hourly pay at the time.

I have paid for a flat repair, but only when I was out with no tools. I never ride now without tools, a pump and a spare tube.

I do not agree with comrade mark. The price is the price, whether you are rich or poor. Sorry to break your heart but capitalism is the way to go, even with flat tires.
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If it benefits me,I am all for it.I care less about everybody else.Remember the me society that we americans voted in the 80s,ronald reagan.

Besides everybody else cares less about me,regardless.

I am a proud communist atheist,I prayed to this mythical jesus and got nothing in return,therefore I concluded he doesnt exist and may not ever have existed.

In my shop your flat repair would have just gone up to $40..... That's capitalism at work.
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