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Old 07-05-23, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by badger1
We do not. No idea about how things are in the States, but up here recruiting for what are rather optimistically called our ‘armed forces’ is in a sad state.
I saw they have like one or two naval frigates patrolling the Arctic, which doesn't seem like much!
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I saw they have like one or two naval frigates patrolling the Arctic, which doesn't seem like much!
A handful of Canadien ships used to roll in to Portland for the Rose Festival every year. It was a mix of navy and CG though.
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Originally Posted by badger1
In my experience, our CRA is not unlike your IRS as I understand it. They will get what they claim, unless one has the means to push back. If one does push back, ‘deals’ can be made.
I'm not sure how much push back we have on the original assessment. He filed an objection in 1994, and his 2017 letter says he never had a proper appeal hearing on that.

But, he also has 2000 and 2001 letters from CRA collection agents saying his balance due on past taxes is ~$14,000, which I believe he eventually paid.

It's very strange.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I'm doing fine.

I have nothing else to add at the moment, I wouldn't want to annoy Vol.
It's unavoidable.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Now I'm annoyed that people here are suddenly defenders of the tax bureaucracy. Amazing.
Fight the power!
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Originally Posted by BillyD
The Rovals are too pricey for this cat 7 cyclist, can you suggest any aluminum black wheels?
Budget?
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https://www.fox5dc.com/news/new-york...tv-on-his-head
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Originally Posted by rjones28
It's unavoidable.
I'm thinking about doing an annoyance-free day tomorrow.

The key would be to have little-to-no contact with other people.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I'm thinking about doing an annoyance-free day tomorrow.

The key would be to have little-to-no contact with other people.
Good luck. Let us know how that goes?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I'm thinking about doing an annoyance-free day tomorrow.

The key would be to have little-to-no contact with other people.
That would be good.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Are you a man without a country?
I'm a man without annoyances.
#ImDoingFine
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I'm thinking about doing an annoyance-free day tomorrow.

The key would be to have little-to-no contact with other people.
"H*ll is other people"?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
I'm a man without annoyances.
Oh?
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The key would be to have little-to-no contact with other people.
I'll be mowing solo much of the day.
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"H*ll is other people"?
Sometimes, sometimes not.
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My wife walked for the first time in 7 weeks today
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Budget?
Good quality reasonably priced? $500-600/pr.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Oh?
Yes, weather permitting I am doing an afterwork ride. Solo.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Got the stem and seatpost in. They’re super nice parts for sure, but the color is much lighter than I anticipated, possibly from the different alloys.

Just double checking, but this would look worse than keeping the cockpit black don’t you think?


What color are your Cranks? I think it would look good if you allow on everything.
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Originally Posted by badger1
"H*ll is other people"?
Definitely whoever went to Tahoe for the 4th!

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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Yes, weather permitting I am doing an afterwork ride. Solo.
Someone pretending to be you made some interesting posts regarding big healthcare and insurance a few months ago.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
What color are your Cranks? I think it would look good if you allow on everything.
They're matte black alloy.

Might actually throw the stem on the bike and see how it looks. I'm torn between wanting to put these on my bike since they're super nice parts and thinking it would be nice to have the money back...
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Originally Posted by abshipp
My wife walked for the first time in 7 weeks today
Kudos!
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I wish. Countries are overrated
I just found out that in 2010 it cost $2350 to denounce US citizenship.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Got the stem and seatpost in. They’re super nice parts for sure, but the color is much lighter than I anticipated, possibly from the different alloys.

Just double checking, but this would look worse than keeping the cockpit black don’t you think?


After going back to the whole bike pic I think a silver seatpost would have to go on along with the stem.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I'm thinking about doing an annoyance-free day tomorrow.

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Oh?

I'll be mowing solo much of the day.

Sometimes, sometimes not.
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Someone pretending to be you made some interesting posts regarding big healthcare and insurance a few months ago.
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