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Posted on Thu, Apr 08, 2010 07:45

FNC just did a segment on new taxes being considered to increase revenues now that gov't. spending is out of control. One of the ideas they talked about was taxing dating services. They did not mention MM by name but did mention a well known competitor. It is important that we all write our Congressional representatives ASAP and tell them that just being here on MM is taxing enough. lol...



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Posted on Sun, Apr 18, 2010 20:18

Quoting thenewman

Or you could be right too.  A win, win...lol.....Now that I think about it, and based on your recent comments, I doubt if any particular state could enforce a law on an international country, but the feds could??

 

Hey Bill and check this out.  We spoke briefly about a trip to Tuscon.  Well I now have 3 reasons; my contract employee, a chance for dinner and drinks with you, and I just re connected through FB with a great family friend from yesteryear who lives in Tuscon.  My travel schedule has been and is quite full, but I would like to pull a visit to Tuscon off.



George,

sounds like you could use the services of a social secretary.Please select ME. I am aces at finding GREAT travel deals and i want  a job really really badly.

Especially one that allows ME to travel. I really AM lots of fun,too. I even have references about that ! ( yes for real !) pleasseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.



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Posted on Sat, Apr 10, 2010 16:25

Quoting billzeke

 

 

A FART TAX, CAP and TRADE. Didn't you mean CRAP and TRADE??? BLOW it out your A** would make a fine slogan. It's a slogan for which you could be fined for just muttering the words. Don't you just love how MM BLOGGERS are able to tie the important issues of the day together??? LMAO..



Too funny,How about making a statement wearing this lmao


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Posted on Sat, Apr 10, 2010 15:43

Bill,

"Barack Obama has awakened a sleeping nation" is a very interesting read. Thanks for posting it.



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Posted on Sat, Apr 10, 2010 04:48

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OMG... a FART Tax! What a great idea.... perhaps it could be like Cap and Trade so that people with IBS could catch a break.

 

 

A FART TAX, CAP and TRADE. Didn't you mean CRAP and TRADE??? BLOW it out your A** would make a fine slogan. It's a slogan for which you could be fined for just muttering the words. Don't you just love how MM BLOGGERS are able to tie the important issues of the day together??? LMAO..



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Posted on Fri, Apr 09, 2010 17:52

That would be great George. I'd love to meet you. I will be here except for Memorial Day weekend and July 4th thru July 20th. I will probably try to get down to San Carlos, Mexico for a weekend of diving at some point. They run those trips every weekend in the summer so it shouldn't cause a problem. It gets hot here in early June and stays hot thru mid Sept., but it's dry heat. LOL...



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Posted on Fri, Apr 09, 2010 17:35

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You could be right George re: Toyota. Didn't our gov't crack down on internet off shore gambling and pharmaceuticals being shipped in from outside the country?? Before 9/11 people would go down to Nogales, Mex. to get their drugs for less than 1/2 the US. price. Most drugs don't require a prescrition in Mexico and even if it's controlled a Mexican doctor will sell you a script for $25. Customs has cracked down on that quite a bit as well...



Or you could be right too.  A win, win...lol.....Now that I think about it, and based on your recent comments, I doubt if any particular state could enforce a law on an international country, but the feds could??

 

Hey Bill and check this out.  We spoke briefly about a trip to Tuscon.  Well I now have 3 reasons; my contract employee, a chance for dinner and drinks with you, and I just re connected through FB with a great family friend from yesteryear who lives in Tuscon.  My travel schedule has been and is quite full, but I would like to pull a visit to Tuscon off.



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Posted on Fri, Apr 09, 2010 16:04

You could be right George re: Toyota. Didn't our gov't crack down on internet off shore gambling and pharmaceuticals being shipped in from outside the country?? Before 9/11 people would go down to Nogales, Mex. to get their drugs for less than 1/2 the US. price. Most drugs don't require a prescrition in Mexico and even if it's controlled a Mexican doctor will sell you a script for $25. Customs has cracked down on that quite a bit as well...



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Posted on Fri, Apr 09, 2010 14:15

Quoting billzeke

I am not a lawyer but I believe US law applies to any operations/sales that foreign companies have within US borders. State law would work the same way. If you do business in MD. you would have to abide by their laws as well. Toyota's acceleration problems would be a good example.



One of the reasons why I like you Bill is because you are not an attorney.  :)

 

And I really dont know for sure.  It is what I was told. 

 

I would suspect Toyota is somewhat different given Toyota America is headquartered in NYC and acts as a holding company.  MM being a Candadian company who I assume does not have any HQ's in the states combined with being an Internet based company MAY have different rules.  Is an Internet based company doing business in every state or are they only doing business in their geographic physical location?   

 

For example if I am licensed in MD and I via the Internet I sell you a gadget  I cannot charge you sales tax given you dont live in MD and I am not licensed to sell in AZ.  The point of sale is in MD.  However, if you live in MD I must charge you sales tax.  BTW this is one tax I probably would support if legislation was passed.



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Posted on Fri, Apr 09, 2010 14:11

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I would just like to clarify that, Millionairematch recommended DOES NOT mean that the member has been verified in anyway.  I believe it replaces the Preferred/Gold Member wording and is intended to mean that the member is a paid member.

Britt

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Sooo...

What??? Should all us who have need to hide?



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Posted on Fri, Apr 09, 2010 13:17

Quoting thenewman

Here is the legal synopsis

 

Requiring an international marriage broker to provide specified information to a recruit; requiring a client of an international marriage broker to provide specified information to the international marriage broker and to affirm that specified information is accurate and complete; requiring an international marriage broker to conduct a specified criminal history records check; etc.



Sounds like an industry that has a lot of room to grow, create a lot of jobs, and make everyone happy :)



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Posted on Fri, Apr 09, 2010 13:12

Quoting thenewman

Actually (so I am told) if MM is licensed in Canada, U.S. law would not apply to them anyway. 



I am not a lawyer but I believe US law applies to any operations/sales that foreign companies have within US borders. State law would work the same way. If you do business in MD. you would have to abide by their laws as well. Toyota's acceleration problems would be a good example.



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Posted on Fri, Apr 09, 2010 12:29

Quoting shazbot82

that would be a great idea. The problem is how to impliment such a requirement.

I dont think it can be done. many ISP have random address generation as a key security feature, so how can a persons real location  be traced ?

Admitedly, I am not techno guru.

Its a brave new world ,kids.



Here is the legal synopsis

 

Requiring an international marriage broker to provide specified information to a recruit; requiring a client of an international marriage broker to provide specified information to the international marriage broker and to affirm that specified information is accurate and complete; requiring an international marriage broker to conduct a specified criminal history records check; etc.



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Posted on Fri, Apr 09, 2010 12:24

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Problem is that MM is a Canadian Co. so any US. laws would only apply to members living in the US. I suppose if they asked for the zip code for everyones credit card they could tell where you live. The MD. law if passed, will apply only for members living in MD. MM of course could adopt that policy with all their members on their own. Then they could apply it to everyone. They don't need a law to do that. Just a CONSCIENCE...



Actually (so I am told) if MM is licensed in Canada, U.S. law would not apply to them anyway. 



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Posted on Fri, Apr 09, 2010 08:16

Problem is that MM is a Canadian Co. so any US. laws would only apply to members living in the US. I suppose if they asked for the zip code for everyones credit card they could tell where you live. The MD. law if passed, will apply only for members living in MD. MM of course could adopt that policy with all their members on their own. Then they could apply it to everyone. They don't need a law to do that. Just a CONSCIENCE...



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Posted on Fri, Apr 09, 2010 08:12

Quoting MMCounselor

I would just like to clarify that, Millionairematch recommended DOES NOT mean that the member has been verified in anyway.  I believe it replaces the Preferred/Gold Member wording and is intended to mean that the member is a paid member.

Britt

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Thanks, Britt!

 

Reminds me Bill Clinton once said:"It's the money, stupid!" lol



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Posted on Fri, Apr 09, 2010 08:01

Quoting Ekaterina35

It seems that MilMatch went ahead and inplemented this, as I just came across a profile with a note on top: MillionaireMatch recommended.

And I got one myself :) Great idea, but I wonder, how they checked it? Just out of curiousity



I would just like to clarify that, Millionairematch recommended DOES NOT mean that the member has been verified in anyway.  I believe it replaces the Preferred/Gold Member wording and is intended to mean that the member is a paid member.

Britt

MM Counselor



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Posted on Fri, Apr 09, 2010 05:43

thank Obama

Clearly he is running a tax and spend govornment.

I wonder when was the last time he actually had any money to be taxed?

 



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Posted on Fri, Apr 09, 2010 04:09

Quoting thenewman

Off subject just a bit.  The State of MD has legislation currently being proposed that REQUIRES any for fee Internet dating service verify that their members are who they claim to be.  I am not sure of the details, i.e. age, sex, name, etc. etc.



It seems that MilMatch went ahead and inplemented this, as I just came across a profile with a note on top: MillionaireMatch recommended.

And I got one myself :) Great idea, but I wonder, how they checked it? Just out of curiousity



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Posted on Thu, Apr 08, 2010 16:03

Quoting thenewman

Off subject just a bit.  The State of MD has legislation currently being proposed that REQUIRES any for fee Internet dating service verify that their members are who they claim to be.  I am not sure of the details, i.e. age, sex, name, etc. etc.



that would be a great idea. The problem is how to impliment such a requirement.

I dont think it can be done. many ISP have random address generation as a key security feature, so how can a persons real location  be traced ?

Admitedly, I am not techno guru.

Its a brave new world ,kids.



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