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Offline xsphat

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« on: Thu, 24 April 2008, 09:28:10 »
Are you planning on buying any kit with you economic stimulus check?

Since the gov't borrowed the money for this from Japan, I think it is only right we give it back to them. I am an Apple guy, but a grand isn't even enough to get a full-size Apple sticker, and I'll never buy anything that says Dell on it, my only options are to buy Japanese or Korean products.

Offline iMav

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« Reply #1 on: Thu, 24 April 2008, 10:07:03 »
Quote from: xsphat;4160
Are you planning on buying any kit with you economic stimulus check?

Apparently, the US government felt I was not impacted by the declining economy and has decided not to provide me with a "economic stimulus check".

:(

Offline ashort

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« Reply #2 on: Thu, 24 April 2008, 10:08:23 »
I don't know how "kit" it is, probably not at all unless I can figure out how to control it over USB or ethernet, but three words from me in regards to the economic stimulus package:

"Sleep Number Bed".

=-D

Although with three of four kids counted on my tax return, I could get a nice new iMac with it.  Or a pimped blackBook.
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Offline xsphat

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« Reply #3 on: Thu, 24 April 2008, 10:19:59 »
iMav, you made more last year than I have in the last five. I wouldn't be too sour about it if I were you.

I have one kid, so my check will be pretty nice, and I am totally undecided as to what to do with it. I may get a new monitor that can do portrait mode and a Topre 91U, or a Mac Mini (go America) or one of those new hackintosh things ... I just don't know. I may just end up blowing it on chicken and beer, who knows.

Offline iMav

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« Reply #4 on: Thu, 24 April 2008, 10:29:56 »
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"Sleep Number Bed".

Two words . . .

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« Reply #5 on: Thu, 24 April 2008, 10:57:10 »
One word:

"Loser"
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Offline xsphat

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« Reply #6 on: Thu, 24 April 2008, 11:33:36 »
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Offline jemkeys

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« Reply #7 on: Thu, 24 April 2008, 11:35:16 »
I don't get a check cause I don't pay taxes, lol.  No job.

But if I DID get the economic stimulus package, I'd put it toward a used 1988 Monte Carlo SS  ;).  Or maybe an Nvidia 9800 GX2.

Offline iMav

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« Reply #8 on: Tue, 06 May 2008, 11:27:31 »
Huh.  Apparently I DID qualify for some money.  US Treasury deposited $787.30 into my checking account on May 2nd.  :)

A good chunk of what I made last year was tax-exempt, so that might have had something to do with it.  This is how mine broke down:

$1200.00 (filing status)
$ 900.00 (qualifying children)
$1312.70 (Reduction for Adjusted Gross Income)
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$ 787.30 (my money!)

Offline xsphat

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« Reply #9 on: Tue, 06 May 2008, 12:59:09 »
You're swimming in the cash now, so you should buy all of us here shiny new keyboards!

Offline iMav

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« Reply #10 on: Tue, 06 May 2008, 14:01:13 »
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You're swimming in the cash now, so you should buy all of us here shiny new keyboards!

I already bought you your own website!  You guys are SO ungrateful.   ;)

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« Reply #11 on: Tue, 06 May 2008, 14:27:58 »
Well there is always that ...