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Date: 2017-05-17 11:45 am (UTC)
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My mother may have abandoned me for being trans but at least she never claimed that God told her to.

Oddly enough, I'm the one with the religious faith, being a Quaker.

Date: 2017-05-19 12:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] armiphlage

Date: 2017-05-17 01:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wildeabandon
AFAICT, the best argument against an LVT is that assessing the market value of land which hasn't been sold recently is a hard problem.

Date: 2017-05-19 12:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] armiphlage
It works fairly well in Canada. Every bit of real estate has an assessed value generated by a government representative, based on recent sales in the vicinity, aerial photos, and guesswork. It's often a bit less than full market value, so people usually don't complain, for fear the appeals committee will raise it higher. There's an appeals process if you think your property should be valued less than that of your neighbours. Nobody ever tries to claim their property is worth more than the assessed value, unless it's about to be expropriated to build a road or airport.

At tax time, the municipality adds up the total assessed value of real estate, and adds up their budgeted expenses. Dividing the two gives the property tax rate (around 0.5%).

Date: 2017-05-17 09:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] heron61
Oh yay, Trump has pissed off Mossad!

I'm very much hoping that they start their own Trump/Russia investigation (if they already haven't) and help get 45 the hell out of office (and if possible, into an orange jumpsuit).

Date: 2017-05-18 01:36 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. I was so annoyed with people who were hoping Mossad would kill him that I didn't think of Mossad just legitimately helping with the investigation.

Date: 2017-05-18 07:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] heron61
Even leaving all moral and ethical considerations aside, that's an astonishingly stupid thing to wish for, since it would simultaneously make that putrid stain into a martyr and result in the US going to war with Israel over his death. From my PoV, by far the best way to keep another of his ilk from arising is for him to be tossed out of the White House in total disgrace (and preferably in handcuffs).

Date: 2017-05-19 12:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] armiphlage
Plus "President Pence".

Date: 2017-05-19 07:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] heron61
Getting 45 out is worth a lot, and if he is impeached/resigns due to connection with Russia, Pence either never gets to be president because he's too close/knew too much, or he's in a very precarious position, since both the presidency and the GOP will have taken a major hit - also, I'm betting more on President Ryan (who is also deeply horrible, but if 45 & Pence both go, then the GOP will be in shambles, and Ryan starts out as a lame duck.

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