rasbatch wrote: As the last child she had in school finished up twenty-three years ago I think she's paid her fair share.
ExPatriatePen wrote:rasbatch wrote: As the last child she had in school finished up twenty-three years ago I think she's paid her fair share.
With all due respect rasbatch, I think the education of the next generation is important enough that it should be included in our taxes. (And this is coming from someone who's more of a Libertarian than a Republican or Democrat)
The property taxes in PA are not outrageous by national standards. (Example, here on Long Island, a three bedroom ranch with a one car garage on a small plot of land averages $5,000 a year in property tax)
If you want to have issues with taxes try Social Security. The average 75 yearold who worked for 40 years between 1955-1990 paid less than $20,000 in Social Security tax. That would have been recouped in a littlke over two years. (by the time they were 67) Who's paying the difference? You and me. That's eight years so far of them living off of our taxes.
On the other hand, we're paying amounts into Social Security that we'll NEVER get back.
Maybe the answer is to allow retirees to do some form of reverse mortgage where they allocate a portion of the equity of the home to be used to pay off the outstanding tax burden after they've passed away.
rasbatch wrote:shouldn't be included in our taxes. To play devil's advocate why should my mother care? She's 84 on a pension and SS and will not see any benefit from money put into education. She and my father did everything asked of them paid their taxes, now in her twilight years she has to scrape and save to pay property taxes. Maybe their not outrageous to you and I as we are still actively working, but on a fixed income such as hers it's difficult. For the record she does care, and doesn't complain to much about the situation. Maybe it should be decided on a need basis. I'm just against sacrificing one segment of society for another.
Erie's wonderful entertainment facility
Stoosh wrote:Erie's wonderful entertainment facility
(cue gut-busting laughter)
WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!!
(now I'm crying)
BWWWWAAHHHHHHH HAHAHAHAHHAHAH!!! WOOOOOOO HOOOHOOOHOOOHOOO!!!
(still crying from laughing so hard and frankly, now I'm starting to choke a little)
When you're up there taking in the Nine Inch Nails show, NIN, do yourself a favor and take a look around as you will be in the presence of some history. You will be sitting amongst the very same seats where yours truly - albeit a much younger and slimmer Stoosh - once attended his very first live hockey game some 16 or 17 years ago. The seats haven't changed at all either.
You will be sitting amongst the very same seats where both myself and Spoon once ran rampant and incited many spectators during some of the infamous (in Erie, anyway) District 10 basketball championship playoff games between Cathedral Prep and McDowell in the early 1990s.
If I may, if you have some time before the show, stop by the Plymouth or Calamari's on State Street just a couple of blocks south (away from the lake) of the arena for some food and a beer or five. The food there is good and you'll probably run into the better part of mine and Spoon's graduating class from high school. Most of those guys are lifers down at the Plymouth and Calamari's.
Sounds like you guys had some good times up there! Also sounds like Pittsburgh isnt the only place ready for a new facility. Still, it says alot about the Mellon Arena when they pass up a place with a higher population around it.
rasbatch wrote:do you remember the Beer Mug? I loved playing that place. The owners mom would make a huge home cooked meal for us. You can't undervalue that when your 7 hungry boys on the road eating crap most of the time. I actually have a video of us playing there, and a picture of me with the bud girlz
spoon wrote:Tulio Arena is a piece of turd BUT it managed to get NIN away from Pittsburgh so what's that tell ya. I saw Public Enemy and 3rd Bass there in 1990. I was hip.
netwolf wrote:spoon wrote:Tulio Arena is a piece of turd BUT it managed to get NIN away from Pittsburgh so what's that tell ya. I saw Public Enemy and 3rd Bass there in 1990. I was hip.
You have just gained a notch of repect in my eyes. PE in full effect, brutha!
And MC Serch was cool too. 8)
NIN wrote:Actually Spoon it is called the Erie Civic Center. At least that is what I am lead to beleive.
netwolf wrote:You have just gained a notch of repect in my eyes. PE in full effect, brutha!
Stoosh wrote:I grew up a huge Guns N' Roses fan, but I also remember being into Digital Underground (their song "Same Song" was the mainstream emergence of Tupac), Public Enemy, Run DMC and LL Cool J.
netwolf wrote:spoon wrote:Stoosh looked like Snow in highschool but spoon won't turn informer!
Does that make you MC Shan then? You gotta love videos that scroll the lyrics along the bottom so people know what the heck you're saying...