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'Bean counters, pollies, tax etc'
1997\06\06@153339 by Mike

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At 08:08 AM 6/6/97 -0400, you wrote:
>>actually the
>>tax act is more like bad programming by a team of people that never
>>shared a social life - or understood the real world !
>
>OK, so do you mean bean counters or politicians?  Or both?
>
><G>
>
>Andy

In the old days when I had a sales tax audit - I hid some sun dried
mung beans amoungst all my papers. Suffice it to say the 'representative'
of the tax office was less than impressed - in those days I was lucky
since they had little chance of discretion and had to do exactly per
the procedure - these days they'd probably increase the penalty rate !

I never did get the mung bean count - though he did go to great pains
to tell me that every time I took a resistor out of stock and use it
in a circuit I had to prepare a docket. I think he was having a go at
me since he was most emphatic it had to be done on the spot and I wasn't
really allowed to add them all up at the end of the day etc etc.

Somehow I would be surprised if a (long standing) tax officer were to
become a (gainfully employed) electronics hobbyist. Almost like the
oxymoron of 'Military Intelligence' - sorry all you enlisted guys, its
the top brass I'm having a go at - oops Perth now in target range...

Cheers as I look for breakfast with mung beans

Mike :)


Some say there is no magic but, all things begin with thought then it becomes
academic, then some poor slob works out a practical way to implement all that
theory, this is called Engineering - for most people another form of magic.
                                                                      Massen

1997\06\06@205940 by Andy Kunz

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>the top brass I'm having a go at - oops Perth now in target range...

Within target site?!  Wasn't that the place that had demonstrations when we
let a few nuke-armed ships dock there?

Andy

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Andy Kunz - Montana Design - 409 S 6th St - Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
         Hardware & Software for Industry & R/C Hobbies
       "Go fast, turn right, and keep the wet side down!"
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1997\06\07@043352 by Mike

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At 08:47 PM 6/6/97 -0400, you wrote:
>>the top brass I'm having a go at - oops Perth now in target range...
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>Within target site?!  Wasn't that the place that had demonstrations when we
>let a few nuke-armed ships dock there?

Well now - I can neither confirm or deny the existence of irate protesters ;)
We also have Pine Gap - built directly over a deep natural well - Oh well !

We do have a band of cold fusion activists - maybe if they let their
cells run long enough we'll convert some of that Pd into U235 and have
our own supplies - I'm sure that would please the Indonesians - hehe

Cheers  Mike
Perth, Western Australia

1997\06\07@065930 by Mike Smith

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> From: Mike <spam_OUTerazmusTakeThisOuTspamWANTREE.COM.AU>
> To: .....PICLISTKILLspamspam@spam@MITVMA.MIT.EDU
> Subject: Re: Bean counters, pollies, tax etc
> Date: Saturday, 7 June 1997 18:03
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> We do have a band of cold fusion activists - maybe if they let their
> cells run long enough we'll convert some of that Pd into U235 and have
> our own supplies - I'm sure that would please the Indonesians - hehe
>

I didn't know you were running short over there in the West - I'll give
Roxby Downs / Olympic Dam a yell, and they can send you some yellow-cake
FOB.  I'll let you take care of the enrichment - I've heard glowing reports
about it...

MikeS
<mikesmith_ozspamKILLspamrelaymail.net>

1997\06\07@065935 by Mike Smith

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> From: Andy Kunz <.....montanaKILLspamspam.....FAST.NET>
> To: EraseMEPICLISTspam_OUTspamTakeThisOuTMITVMA.MIT.EDU
> Subject: Re: Bean counters, pollies, tax etc
> Date: Saturday, 7 June 1997 10:17
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> >the top brass I'm having a go at - oops Perth now in target range...
>
> Within target site?!  Wasn't that the place that had demonstrations when
we
> let a few nuke-armed ships dock there?
>

You mean rent-a-crowd?  Don't pay any attention to them - we certainly
don't! :)

MikeS
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1997\06\07@111427 by Andy Kunz

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>You mean rent-a-crowd?  Don't pay any attention to them - we certainly
>don't! :)

A few weeks ago our beloved (hack cough) President Clinton went down to
Mexico for a visit.

Their government had to bus people in from the countryside in order to get
enough people to make him think he was welcome.  If I'm not mistaken, he
was in Mexico City.  World's largest city (or darn close to it), you know,
and they have to bus in the crowd!

They probably also told them the Pope was coming.  What a disappointment
that must have been!

Andy

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Andy Kunz - Montana Design - 409 S 6th St - Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
         Hardware & Software for Industry & R/C Hobbies
       "Go fast, turn right, and keep the wet side down!"
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