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Re: “The N.C. Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association Says Craft Brewers Can’t Handle Their Taxes, Shouldn’t Be Able to Distribute Their Own Beer

Yes - this bill does put distribution jobs at risk. Of course, any time there is an artificial restriction on services, restrictions may exist for some related areas, and expansions may exist for other related areas. In the case of beer distribution, with the existing artificial limit of 25k barrels for self-distribution, wholesalers benefit when brewers exceed that limit. Brewers are harmed as they either restrict their production, or pay significant fees to the wholesalers.

By raising that limit to 200k, brewers will self-distribute if it is financially to their advantage. This means the wholesalers who charge excessive fees will lose business. Yay capitalism - it can work.

RE: "they don't pay their taxes" - I'd be interested to see how many of the larger craft brewers are in that list. My guess is a majority of the craft brewers that are out of compliance are the very small, very new brewers still getting their feet wet with taxes, paperwork, and bureaucracy. The tax argument is bogus.

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Posted by SomeCallMe...Tim on 04/12/2017 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Snowflake Pat McCrory Thinks the Thought Police Are Out to Get Him

Can't find a job, ex-Gov? I wonder how many of the 400+ folks who would have found work at the new PayPal office feel about that. I wonder how the folks who work part-time to make ends meet at sporting arenas who missed opportunities to work because the bill you signed caused the NCAA and others to move events from NC feel?

Nah - I think I know how they feel... I am not a believer in Karma, but I do believe that if one is a nasty, bigoted SOB one must accept the consequences of being a nasty, bigoted SOB.

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Posted by SomeCallMe...Tim on 03/15/2017 at 12:31 PM

Re: “5 Things We Learned At Saturday’s March 4 Trump Rally

Melinda Earp: "We need to quit being, you know, divided..."

Melinda Earp: "I believe in christian people" and "those muslim people are not here to help us"

"We need to quit being divided, but THOSE DARN MUSLIMS WHO AREN'T LIKE ME MUST GO!!!"

Thank you, Melinda, for being such a fine, fine example of the mental disjunction required to vote for and believe in Trump and the GOP.

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Posted by SomeCallMe...Tim on 03/08/2017 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Guns & God

Ronald C. Tanciar - if your brand of mythology demands "don't be gay", then by all means, do whatever you have to do to not be gay. Ditto for eating pork, working on Sundays, etc. But your mythological tenets should not be used to suppress others... or even attempt to make others seem lesser human beings than yourself.

Me? I don't like coconut. It is repulsive to me. But I'll be damned (pun intended, of course) if I'll demand others be prohibited from eating coconut. That would just be wrong.

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Posted by SomeCallMe...Tim on 06/29/2016 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Renee Ellmers’ horrible, no good, very bad week

To think that Ms. Teabagger is a RINO is laughable. To think that she is not far-right enough is scary.

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Posted by SomeCallMe...Tim on 10/14/2015 at 10:10 AM

Re: “On Judgment Day, where will you be, sinner?

This country has a foundation based on many things - one of which is freedom of religion. Essentially, you can believe whatever you want, and the government will not restrict those beliefs as long as you do not harm other people.

So, believe in your judgement day if you wish to. However, laws and rights in this country should not be based on your or any other "holy" book. I am sure you do not want sharia law here - I feel the same about this country becoming a christianist nation.

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Posted by SomeCallMe...Tim on 07/15/2015 at 10:29 AM

Re: “North Carolina sues FCC over municipal broadband

Oh, the irony... the state government is claiming that it is wrong for the national government to declare how the state is run, yet the state has determined how localities can (and cannot) handle broadband.

(We won't even bring up the whole brouhaha with the state's actions to redraw Wake County's districts.... oops, I guess we have already)

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Posted by SomeCallMe...Tim on 05/20/2015 at 10:28 AM

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