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Off Topic: Free Money!
January 24, 2008, 12:40 pm
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I rarely (if ever) post about non-capoeira stuff on here, but this is my blog and I can do what I want here!

A deal has just been reached for a sweet little kickback to all the hard workin’ folk in America (sorry if you don’t live in the states, this doesn’t apply to you).  I figured I’d toss this out there and ask you guys what you might plan on doing with the “free money” ($600).
Will you buy a new berimbau or two?  Perhaps an article of clothing from your favorite blog?  Or will you be one of those responsible types and put it away into savings?

Personally, I’m gonna buy an iPhone (drool).


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Awesome!! This is great!! So I should be expecting free money at tax time?? =)

Comment by compromisso

“Checks could be in taxpayers’ mailboxes by June, according to an Associated Press report.”

So apparently we’re gonna have to wait a few months. The government isn’t known for its alacrity (there’s your vocab word for the day).

I want my iPhone now dangit!

Comment by faisca

I will forever and ALWAYS be skeptical of free money. However, that won’t keep me from buying something with it. lol

Comment by Pipoca

One should always be skeptical of free money. There is very little in life that is free and money is not one of those things.

The tax rebate is an attempt to kickstart the slowing economy and avoid or temper the effect of a recession. However, the money comes from the government coffers that are funded by us the taxpayers. Since it is our money it is right for it to come to us, but will also reduce the amount of money available to fund needed social and infrastructure projects. Either projects will be canceled or budgets cut. The good ole US of A will have to borrow more money and go deeper in debt and in the end we will pay more to get out of debt; or our children will. In any case it is a necessary evil and it is better to spend it, because that is how the economy functions. Although, this would not be such an issue if the tax code was more equitable and was not geared to favor the rich and burden the poor.

There, I’ve gotten it off my chest. Now, where is my money! 🙂 I for one would love a new Atabaque.

Comment by Mike

As someone who won’t receive this kickback, I have to second the main part of Mike’s comment. 😛
But since wishful thinking is always fun: savings BUT labelled “Trip to Brazil!!!”. 😀
p.s. Nice choice Faisca—someone I know has an iPhone and it is very sweet. I think it’s the only piece of technology I’ve ever felt instant desire for upon seeing it for the first time!

Comment by Joaninha

It’s true, Mike, that we’re basically just seeing our own tax dollars come back to us (it’s like a double tax refund) so it’s not actually free money, but it’s still fun to think of it that way.

Comment by faisca

I will defer to each of you and enjoy living the fantasy.

BTW the iPhone is a great self indulgence, Faisca. If it were not for just recently buying a new phone I would probably be thinking along those lines as well.

May the Gods of Technology shine on you and bring you your hearts desire.

Comment by Mike


i like your clothes…one suggestion since the GOT ___? is kinda played out….change it to TEM….as in the portuguese version of GOT. Tem Capoeira?
think that would be more receptive…i know id buy one haha

Comment by Siriguejo do Baltimore

That’s actually a pretty good idea about the Tem Capoeira. I might have to try that, maybe more capoeiristas would be apt to buy it because it’s more “capoeira” and less “pop culture”.

Comment by faisca

Приветствую всех!
У меня такой вопрос,кто что интересное подскажет буду признателен.
Мы с друзьями собираемся поехать в круиз по просторам России и ближнего зарубежья месяца на два на своих машинах,но не как не можем согласовать маршрут,если у кого уже был опыт такого путешествия,может,что посоветуете.Девчонок с собой не берем,думаем,что во все городах России с этим не будет проблем,если у кого будут рекомендации и в вопросе отдыха с девушками тоже буду признателен.

С уважением Сеньчик

Comment by Metrujectiktus

купить воздуховоды вы можете у нас

Comment by завод

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