@Miss Havisham@twitter Yeah. I spent a month in Iraq as the communications person on a contract working to salvage Iraq's agricultural sector. I did come out (slightly) on top, money-wise (as I received danger pay and had no expenses), but I don't consider myself a war profiteer. I have a lot of friends who spent several years working in Afghanistan on community development projects, and similarly, while they did get paid well for their work, they also came back with deep ties to the people they worked with on the ground and accomplished some pretty amazing things while they were there. The way I've always thought about it is: sometimes the US Government gets involved in conflicts I don't agree with. Iraq is one of those. But if we do screw things up, it's also our responsibility to put them right. We can (and should) have a conversation about whether our attempts to put them right have been successful.
@oiseau Or just worried for his safety and about people spewing bile at him and calling him a war profiteer.
Did you come up with $2,000 because that's what I said casually in a gchat a few hours ago? ... That's concerning.
I swear to all that is holy, her posts are turning me into my Republican father.
I honestly feel like 1K out of 200K on clothes is pretty responsible, it's just that there were some bad choices in there. Aren't there ALWAYS bad choices though?
@fletchermurdock Oh she's poor (now), I've seen her apartment.
Bluing and/or OxiClean for the yellowed areas.
Or, if you're lazy like me, you use H&R Block every year, because they save your info, and then just import your W2, probably forget some deductions / things you could totally get money for, but FUCK IT, you're done in 15 minutes, and poof. $70 out of your return, but hey, you're on the right side of the law again, and it feels good.
So, just to recap: Number of times Mike has done his 2011 taxes: 3 Number of times I have done my 2011 taxes: 0 Weeeeeeeee.
Um, Billfold? You are knocking this shit out of the park. Seriously impressive first few days of posts.