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  •  Ach, yes, the mortgage. (14+ / 0-)

    I don't have one, so forget sometimes to think in terms of losing home.
    My business could survive without home phone service, I'd just have to schedule calls, which I sometimes do anyway. I'm in town 5 days a week, so it would be doable.
    Trickle down death. Yup.
    Mort-gage. Interesting isn't it?

    mort 1  (môrt)
    n.
    The note sounded on a hunting horn to announce the death of a deer.
    [Middle English, death, from Old French, from Latin mors

    "Authoritarians are attracted to equality because it justifies treating everyone equally shabbily." ~hannah~

    by emmasnacker on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 05:38:02 AM PDT

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    •  Even if your home is paid for (5+ / 0-)
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      you've still got property taxes.  There's always gonna be taxes.

      Never meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer.--Bruce Graham

      by Ice Blue on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 10:35:26 AM PDT

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      •  unless you're a church. (3+ / 0-)
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        For those of us who are religious or otherwise inclined to write at length about our core philosophies, that may be an option.

        "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

        by G2geek on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 05:39:46 PM PDT

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        •  Good point. You can even get an official (0+ / 0-)

          clergyman's ticket if you're an atheist.  I know one who did just that.  He got tired of listening to one of our local teabag idiots brag about being a man of the cloth even though he doesn't have a day's worth of higher ed.  My atheist friend got his pastor's license, too, just to stick it in his face.

          Never meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer.--Bruce Graham

          by Ice Blue on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 08:33:11 AM PDT

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      •  Not bad though. (1+ / 0-)
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        Under 400/year. We have farm, just grazing land, and also get a break because my brother is disabled.

        "Authoritarians are attracted to equality because it justifies treating everyone equally shabbily." ~hannah~

        by emmasnacker on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 08:10:48 PM PDT

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