California Considers Plan to Tax Text Messages

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  1. snowcrash

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    I'm kind of hoping to see it gets passed just to see how many people would actually leave SoCal. There are so many people here that it has become ridiculous. Traffic everywhere even on Sundays. Our roads simply cannot handle the cars and even foot traffic.
     
  2. harbingerofdoom

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  3. harbingerofdoom

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    i was in sacramento....even the weather had gotten to a point of blech
     
  4. nutzo

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    I remember around 30 years ago, after a late night at a customers site. I was driving home at 2:00 in the morning, and there were only a couple other cars on the freeway. Sometimes on a curve in the road, I didn't even see any other cars on the same side.

    Now, even at 2:00 am, there is what most people would call heavy traffic.
    In California we'd call it light traffic since most people are able to drive the speed limit at 2:00 in the morning. Normally you'd be lucky to be going 35 mph during the day.
     
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  6. McCartney

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    falling into an ocean, LA being close to SF...

    pot-eh-toe, pot-ah-toe amirite? ;)
     
  7. WBurchnall

    WBurchnall 2[H]4U

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    If you point out something that isn't taxed in California while something else is, they'll fix it by just taxing both things.
     
  8. surfhick reborn

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    California is on two tectonic plates. Noth American and Pacific. The Pacific plate is sliding northward. LA and some of the coast are on this plate. It won't actually "fall" of into the ocean but LA is moving in that direction. It supposedly will eventually wind up off the coast of Seattle. There is a misconception, maybe a joke, that there will be an earthquake and that part will break off.
     
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  9. surfhick reborn

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    If they drive out enough people maybe it will be safe to return home someday. I mean, in theory, at some point they should have to revise the laws to ATTRACT people and business.
     
  10. Comixbooks

    Comixbooks Ignore Me

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    If those guys are screwed up let them alone they mean well.
     
  11. sirmonkey1985

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    don't ruin our dreams damnit! also the myth/joke is mostly about san fran since a large portion of the city is built on reclaimed land. :p
     
  12. wizdum

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    Maybe someone can enlighten me as to how things work in the People's Republic of California, but in the rest of the United States 991 service and subsidized (lifeline) services are paid using taxes collected by the Feds under the Universal Service Fund Recovery Charge, managed by the USAC. Thats what all those little fees are on every cellphone and landline bill.
     
  13. TordanGow

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    Judging by the number of fruits there I thought San Fran was old farmland.
     
  14. SecretStash

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    California is just so progressive and ahead of their time with lawmaking. Look at the innovation.
     
  15. Retronym

    Retronym Something big is coming.

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  16. cambrian

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    They just dropped the proposal. After FCC ruled that it is not taxable.
    What a bunch of idiots lol (California I mean)...
    I'm so ashamed of living in this Godforsaken state.

     
  17. Wierdo

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    LOL not gonna pass. Oh wait, dead on arrival, not surprised.
     
  18. cambrian

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    It's the fact that this idea crossed their minds is frightening...what will they think of next to tax?
     
  19. kju1

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    Breathing
     
  20. katanaD

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    you mean like the texas travel slogan from years ago.....


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  21. harbingerofdoom

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  22. tangoseal

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    Absolutely not. The rest of America doesn't want your liberal nut jobs. Stay in Kalifornia.