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SidecarFlip

Minister of Fire
I have to say that I've never used Turbo Tax or H&R Block to do our taxes. Our accountant does them every year. Ours is pretty complex in as much as the farm is a corporation and my machine shop business is as well plus our personal income and liabilities. I'd just as soon pay him to do it and I have for many years now. Nice thing about farming and that is, we are always in the hole and it always offsets all the other liabilities. Great business to be in.
 

PaulOinMA

Minister of Fire
Oct 20, 2018
655
MA
A friend and I never could discuss politics. I'm conservative. He's liberal.

Conservatives have gone so far right. Liberals have gone so far left. Then there are socialists.

My friend and I have no problem discussing politics now as we are close in beliefs compared to the nutso fringes. :)
 

PaulOinMA

Minister of Fire
Oct 20, 2018
655
MA
I've always done my own taxes and used TurboTax. We have second house on OBX that is also in a rental program. I keep good records throughout the year. Was easy to add the second home, and we have to do three taxes now. Federal and two states. TurboTax is very simple to use. It asks questions, and you answer them with your records for the year.
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
21,477
central pa
A friend and I never could discuss politics. I'm conservative. He's liberal.

Conservatives have gone so far right. Liberals have gone so far left. Then there are socialists.

My friend and I have no problem discussing politics now as we are close in beliefs compared to the nutso fringes. :)
I really don't believe there are all that many who are truly in the extremes. If you actually talk with people on both sides they may be extreme on one or two issues but most are actually fairly moderate. And there are very few true socialists here. Many want more socialised programs but only when combined with capitalism.
 
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tlc1976

Feeling the Heat
Oct 7, 2012
462
Northwest Lower Michigan
I heard that a little different
If you can't blind them with brilliance
baffle them with Bullsh*t
My college instructor always said impress with intelligence for the first part. Second part the same.
 

Seasoned Oak

Minister of Fire
Oct 17, 2008
7,071
Eastern Central PA
A friend and I never could discuss politics. I'm conservative. He's liberal.
Conservatives have gone so far right. Liberals have gone so far left. Then there are socialists.
My friend and I have no problem discussing politics now as we are close in beliefs compared to the nutso fringes. :)
Im a slightly right of center democrat. One of my best friends is so far left hes wading in the pacific from PA . Doesnt affect our friendship in the least. We talk politics all the time ,who says you have to agree on everything to remain friends or close to someone. If that was the standard , id be divorced long ago.:p
 

walhondingnashua

Burning Hunk
Jul 23, 2016
248
ohio
I feel that these are all great points and part of the problem here. A guy I work with is to the right of center and I am to the left of center, with a few issues that way lean a little harder in our own directions on. The 2 of us talk politics all the time and our other coworkers get uncomfortable and thin it always has to be a confrontation. It's a big problem in the country today. Adults should be able to have a discussion on an issue they disagree on without it being confrontational. As a teacher, I see kids learning that same problem. 80% of us all want the same thing, we may just disagree on how to get there.
 

Sodbuster

Minister of Fire
Sep 22, 2012
1,454
Michigan
AS much time as I've spent 'on the table' for non related heart stuff, I really don't want to be 'tablleized' again, anytime soon. Standard operating tables are too short for me so my feet hang over and I always wake up with sore Achilles tendons.....!!!

Been 'intubed' as well but not for Covid and that isn't a pleasant experience either. My wife was liking it however as I lost my voice for about a month afterwards. All I could do was squeak like a mouse. It impacted my vocal chords.... Least it wasn't surgically implanted, just down the old throat with the corrugated plastic pipe with lubricant added.

I prefer not to do it again if at all possible.
If you felt your Intubation at all you had a really bad Anesthesia provider. More than likely a Resident with little supervision. They obviously did not know what they were doing, or just too rough placing the tube. Yes it can be a complication, but one that can be avoided with the proper training or supervision.
 

SidecarFlip

Minister of Fire
If you felt your Intubation at all you had a really bad Anesthesia provider. More than likely a Resident with little supervision. They obviously did not know what they were doing, or just too rough placing the tube. Yes it can be a complication, but one that can be avoided with the proper training or supervision.

It was actually inserted by my surgeon. What I has was an issue with my vocal chords more than anything else. Not something I want again. Of course my wife enjoyed my squeaking for a month.

Even today, I'm very cognizant about wearing a mask and washing my mitts a lot and anytime I go into a store, It's on and when I come out I use hand sanitizer, keep a pump bottle in the car.

Don't much care what anybody thinks, what I think is what is important to me.
 

SidecarFlip

Minister of Fire
Im a slightly right of center democrat. One of my best friends is so far left hes wading in the pacific from PA . Doesnt affect our friendship in the least. We talk politics all the time ,who says you have to agree on everything to remain friends or close to someone. If that was the standard , id be divorced long ago.:p
Being a Democrat, I won't hold it against you...lol You seem like a pretty level headed individual. Me, I can swing either way, depending on what I see as issues and who addresses them to my liking. Of course campaign promises and reality are 2 different animals today.
 
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Seasoned Oak

Minister of Fire
Oct 17, 2008
7,071
Eastern Central PA
Being a Democrat, I won't hold it against you...lol You seem like a pretty level headed individual.
Dont know about that ,iv been called a Xenophobe here on hearth ,i may have a hard time explaining that to my asian wife and kids though. Im definitely a conserative so a contradiction in terms. Most of todays Democrat leaders have moved farther left than i could support. Healthcare as an insurace program that every one contributes to i support but not so much as a socialist program. Same with SS.
 

SidecarFlip

Minister of Fire
Dont know about that ,iv been called a Xenophobe here on hearth ,i may have a hard time explaining that to my asian wife and kids though. Im definitely a conserative so a contradiction in terms. Most of todays Democrat leaders have moved farther left than i could support. Healthcare as an insurace program that every one contributes to i support but not so much as a socialist program. Same with SS.
At my age, I don't accuse anyone of being anything unless it's an in person observance. How someone responds to something on an Internet forum in no way influences how I feel about them. We all have opinions about things but personal opinions and actual in your face opinions expressed are usually 2 different animals.

Because I'm mixed blood, I'm part African American (I actually prefer Negro), I've been subjected to discrimination in my lifetime but, I don't grudges against anyone. Sometimes people judge others based on things they really have no grasp on other than acquired by instilled traits.

No, I don't ascribe to the latest BLM stuff. All lives matter in my view, but that is for another time and place and not here.