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Posted:Mar 19, 2020 9:20 am
Last Updated:Apr 1, 2020 10:30 am
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I describe myself as an almost introvert. I am often happy being alone. I do enjoy a good conversation about many topics. I am also happy to be silent at times.

I am reasonably active. Horses are part of the daily duties.

Location: Fayette, Iowa, United States of America

Sexual Orientation: Straight

Looking For: Women

Birthdate: January 1, 1959
Relocate?: No
Marital Status: Married
Swinger Type: Not applicable
Height: 6 ft 0 in
Body Type: Average (180#)
Smoking: I'm a non-smoker
Drinking: I don't drink at all
Drugs: Don't use Drugs
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Not applicable
Have : No
Want : Does not want to have
Endowment: Average / Average
Circumcised: Yes
Speaks: English
Hair Color: Salt and Pepper
Hair Length: Short
Glasses or Contacts: Glasses
Eye Color: Brown

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Private Messages
Posted:May 1, 2019 8:50 am
Last Updated:Jan 17, 2022 5:42 am
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Leave a note if you would like. I will reply, but not post publicly.

Thanks to BiggLala and Darling Annette for the instructions.

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Brain Teaser as promised to Ghost
Posted:Nov 15, 2021 3:39 pm
Last Updated:Nov 18, 2021 6:04 am
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see first comment as numbers are involved and we all know that Various blogs steal words and numbers in the original post

I will post all responses and the answer at 24:00 GMT (6pm USA Central Standard Time) 24 hours from now
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Income Tax follow up to Smarty's Wealth question
Posted:Oct 14, 2020 3:29 pm
Last Updated:Dec 13, 2021 10:43 am
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Smartasswoman asked what we considered wealthy What do you consider wealthy. Rather than hijack her post, I thought that I would list a few ideas here.

This is a short clip of my one comment there
The tax system that I would like see would be absolutely no deductions or exemptions, then a progressive percentage (as we have now) on incomes at 2 times the poverty level. Note that the poverty level increases with number of dependents, so that takes care of the exemptions. The tax rates could be much lower raise the necessary federal needs.

In a brief back and forth, Smarty voiced concern about charitable giving and the housing market if there are not deductions. Yes, there are advantages allowing a deduction for charitable giving. It leverages the contribution against the tax advantage, i.e. if you were in a 35 percent tax bracket, you can give $,000 charity and only have a net expense of $6,500. And yes, the AP reports that 2018 charitable contributions were down about 1.1 percent from 20. Religious institutions saw a 1.5 percent drop, but has been seeing steady drops for several years prior the change.

I would contend that giving is instilled in as they see that behavior in their parents. While such a deduction in the tax code might encourage those that did not have that example, those that did will likely give regardless of the tax code. And if the tax code is simplified, but collects the same simple percentage (above 2 times the poverty level), people will still have the same amount give. For example, I about percent of my gross income in federal taxes in those years, regardless of having itemized or the standard deduction.

As housing (the mortgage deduction), there has been speculation that the deduction raised the price of housing, or allowed people purchase a home that was slightly more expensive than without the deduction. The NY Times reported in April 2018 that home selling prices did not fall as expected. Granted, this was a short time after the changes.

What do you think?
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Antiques
Posted:Sep 14, 2020 1:38 pm
Last Updated:Sep 20, 2020 5:48 am
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I have learned that uncomfortable chairs become antiques ...
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A single view Mature Woman
Posted:Aug 6, 2020 2:45 pm
Last Updated:Oct 15, 2020 4:00 pm
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To show my favorite photo from the photo shoot of Elegant Eve that Vopesahe posted this afternoon.
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Various Fixed Something
Posted:Apr 9, 2020 7:56 pm
Last Updated:Apr 13, 2020 8:09 pm
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The quick view had stopped working in the blogs and a few other places a while back. To celebrate the resolution of the problem: (2 photos)

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Happy Pi Day
Posted:Mar 14, 2020 2:15 pm
Last Updated:Apr 13, 2020 9:20 am
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I see a post or two about Steak and BJ day.

Since I am not a fan of steak (pork chops/loin are a different story), Have a happy Pi day, all you math lovers.

Caroline Wozniacki as a visual totally unrelated to Pi day.
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The fly and the trains - brain teaser
Posted:Jan 18, 2020 4:54 pm
Last Updated:Feb 24, 2020 7:45 pm
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There are trains, traveling towards each other on parallel tracks. is going forty miles an hour and the other sixty miles an hour. At the instant the trains are hundred miles apart, a fly on the front of the slow train flies the front of the fast train, turns and heads back the slow train. The fly can do hundred miles an hour. The fly continued this the trains meet and then rests on the train he is at. How long is the fly in flight?

I will keep the comments private January 23 (twenty ) and then make them public with the answer.
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Counting Decades, centuries and millennia
Posted:Dec 15, 2019 8:22 pm
Last Updated:Dec 16, 2019 1:34 pm
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I have seen several posts taking about the upcoming end of the decade.

From inspection, the year ends on midnight of December 31. I have never seen any system that had a year Zero. So, the decade ends at the end of the tenth year. So the second decade starts on the first day after the end of the tenth year. Thus, I am finishing sixth decade (turning 61 soon) and will be starting seventh decade.

So 1-1.0 are the first decade; -20 the second, etcetera. The first century would be 1-.0 and the first millennia 1-0.0 (remove the decimal get , hundred and thousand.)

So by reckoning the decade still has about 54 weeks left.

I am fully aware that there may be others with a difference of opinion. We will have 2 agree 2 disagree.

And lighten the mood, Lindsay Vonn
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Body Paint
Posted:Oct 29, 2019 6:47 pm
Last Updated:May 8, 2020 5:34 am
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I posted a comment on Apollorising58 Fine Asset Monday that I find body paint interesting. So as example of what I like

Ronda Rousy
Melissa Satta
Anne de Paula







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Brain teaser
Posted:Oct 21, 2019 10:49 am
Last Updated:Jan 23, 2021 3:18 pm
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See first comment avoid messing words.

Use your brain or loose it
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