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by yogi
05 Feb 2019, 14:26
Forum: Chats
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 92
Views: 795

Re: Merry Christmas!

Right now gasoline at the pump is $1.79 to $1.89 here. If we took off the 46 cent tax we have here, it would be a whole lot less. If we removed the taxes on the corporations who produce our fuels, all those hidden taxes already in the price of fuel would also be eliminated. We could see 50 cent a g...
by yogi
05 Feb 2019, 13:53
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 71
Views: 418

Re: Ski By Fire

I was just thinking today that I could use some of those closet organizers. I still have boxes of junk stored in the closet unpacked from when we moved in here. If I had those organizers handy, I could pile the junk on the shelves and do away with the boxes. :lol: At the last house I owned there was...
by yogi
05 Feb 2019, 13:27
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 69
Views: 354

Re: The End is Near

That's an interesting analogy because at one time I actually had $10k in a low interest bank account and reinvested it. I chose stocks. :crazy: :lol: Today, some 30-35 years later that investment has tripled in value. It looked like I was going to lose it all a few times, but at the moment things ar...
by yogi
05 Feb 2019, 09:00
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 71
Views: 418

Re: Ski By Fire

Do you remember back in the old days when Vlad Putin was knee deep in KGB activities - the Russian spy agency which is now called GRU and run by the military? Well look at this business (front?) here in O'Fallon: KGB Investors, Inc They are actually an Ice cream and fast food restaurant And what do ...
by yogi
05 Feb 2019, 08:40
Forum: Chats
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 92
Views: 795

Re: Merry Christmas!

Imagine how much cheaper things would be if Corporations did not have to pay taxes! To reinforce my point about taxes being irrelevant because the markup that determines profit is not based on taxes alone but on the entire overhead, I asked you earlier if you had seen any price reductions after the...
by yogi
05 Feb 2019, 08:34
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 69
Views: 354

Re: The End is Near

I wasn't expecting you to go into the details of explaining success, but you did so very eloquently. The theme that I see as consistent in your stories is the willingness to try something new (to you) and persist until you accomplish it or know the reason why not. That is what small business is all ...
by yogi
04 Feb 2019, 09:39
Forum: Chats
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 92
Views: 795

Re: Merry Christmas!

Thank you for the elaborate explanation, yet again. I do appreciate your efforts here. After due consideration of the course this thread has taken, I can only conclude that you and I have the same basic understanding of how businesses operate. And, just to clarify things, I did use balance sheet num...
by yogi
04 Feb 2019, 09:03
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 71
Views: 418

Re: Ski By Fire

Borders, and a couple others, had a clever idea. They figured that they can sell more books if people lingered in the store longer. One way to get them to stay longer is to encourage them to peruse potential purchases while downing a cup of coffee. Of course you can't just have coffee. You need past...
by yogi
04 Feb 2019, 08:53
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 69
Views: 354

Re: The End is Near

One mans's success is another man's failure. It all boils down to what you call success. I think the small businessmen in America define our spirit. It's what those promised opportunities are all about. Small businesses can grow into big businesses and take success to another level, but is the CEO o...
by yogi
02 Feb 2019, 19:26
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 71
Views: 418

Re: Ski By Fire

You are here because I have yet to do the update. I didn't even download it yet. It's such a hassle. I have to make image copies of the entire site as well as the database. Then I must delete all but five files and upload the new and improved versions. That's doing it manually. There is an automated...
by yogi
02 Feb 2019, 18:52
Forum: Chats
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 92
Views: 795

Re: Merry Christmas!

When you make a Balance Sheet all the expenses (debits) are itemized. Likewise for any income (credits). The difference between income vs expenses is profit. or loss depending on which is greater. If we agree on nothing else, we certainly do agree on this accounting norm. Taxes paid are on the debit...
by yogi
02 Feb 2019, 17:27
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 69
Views: 354

Re: The End is Near

Most of the time named brand items are overpriced. A case can be made to find alternatives, but I'm not convinced it's always a good idea. The branded things typically have a huge corporation behind them with lots of high priced research groups, in addition to the high priced marketing people. This ...
by yogi
02 Feb 2019, 13:19
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 71
Views: 418

Re: Ski By Fire

Radio Shack departed from the ways of Allied Electronics the day the two companies went separate ways. Allied focused on components but Radio Shack only sold high profit quick sale items. They stopped catering to the tinkerers out there eons ago. When I run into that situation I generally have succe...
by yogi
02 Feb 2019, 12:41
Forum: Chats
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 92
Views: 795

Re: Merry Christmas!

I see the problem: The corporations PROFITED on the taxes they collected. The Taxes didn't cost them one red cent. What you are calling PROFIT I am calling overheard. I don't know that it works the same for an individual business, but large corporations encounter a real expense when they have to sen...
by yogi
02 Feb 2019, 12:12
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 69
Views: 354

Re: The End is Near

I used to put Gumout into my gas tank and never had a freezing problem. Then, too, my car was kept in the garage overnight. It did sit out in the cold parking lot at Motorola however. A long time ago I read about an experiment concerning mind over matter that simply was amazing. The experiment invol...
by yogi
01 Feb 2019, 09:22
Forum: Chats
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 92
Views: 795

Re: Merry Christmas!

I don't understand what you are trying to describe. And I read it all a couple times. LOL There is no way a company can take $5 in taxes from a consumer and only send $1 of it to the government. They have to account for that $4 difference if they did. In all my online dealings there is something cal...
by yogi
01 Feb 2019, 09:04
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 71
Views: 418

Re: Ski By Fire

KnightKit is correct. I was buying electronics before RadioShack broke loose from Allied to stand alone. I'm not sure why Allied did that. Perhaps they didn't want to be bothered with consumer products anymore. In any case the KnigtKit name rang a bell when you mentioned it. I don't recall what I bu...
by yogi
01 Feb 2019, 08:50
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 69
Views: 354

Re: The End is Near

Your home remedies are called alternative medicine. That approach to treating illness was totally frowned upon and heavily discouraged for a long time. I don't know about the thinking down here in Missouri, but up north the hospital my doctor was associated with offered information about such things...
by yogi
31 Jan 2019, 09:22
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 71
Views: 418

Re: Ski By Fire

My wife of many years inquired of the neighbors about the condition of our property before a house was built upon it. Apparently nothing but prairie grass lived on our land and a fairly young crab apple tree off to the corner in our back yard. So, the mystery of the sunken lawn is alive and well. Pr...
by yogi
31 Jan 2019, 09:07
Forum: Chats
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 92
Views: 795

Re: Merry Christmas!

I'd have to agree with you about covering overhead and applying a markup for profit. I don't necessarily see all the factors in that markup the same way you do. The beauty of our capitalistic free enterprise system is exactly what we have been talking about. Goods and services sell for whatever the ...