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    Completely Unwoven: Business, Economics, and Tax Policy 4.0

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    There's an article in one of the defense approps rags which essentially says LockMar got the F-35 so Northrop had to be awarded the B-3 or we would have wound up with only defense contractor in the combat air game. The euphemism is "protecting the industrial base."
    Actually, I think this is the first thing that actually makes sense to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
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    Actually, I think this is the first thing that actually makes sense to me.
    One rag? I think they are all saying that.

    This is a much bigger blow to Boeing, who was shut out of JSF and now this. Good times if you need to pick up cheap factory space in St. Louis (and who doesn't?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynahFan View Post
    One rag? I think they are all saying that.

    This is a much bigger blow to Boeing, who was shut out of JSF and now this. Good times if you need to pick up cheap factory space in St. Louis (and who doesn't?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LynahFan View Post
    One rag? I think they are all saying that.

    This is a much bigger blow to Boeing, who was shut out of JSF and now this. Good times if you need to pick up cheap factory space in St. Louis (and who doesn't?)
    One rag? I'm not sure you're replying to the correct post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    One rag? I'm not sure you're replying to the correct post.
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    I just wanted to make sure I wasn't being completely stupid and not understanding the post. It's been known to happen.
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    It's nice to have money to be able to afford these houses
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    It's nice to have money to be able to afford these houses
    I'm feeling faint just at the thought of $100,000/yr in property taxes.
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    I'm feeling faint just at the thought of $100,000/yr in property taxes.
    Real estate taxes in NJ are high - unless you live in the right town.

    This is the old family manse, not too far from Ms. Bilge's house that Mom sold in 2009. Property taxes on this house are actually low, due to all the office buildings and hotels in Woodcliff Lake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    It's nice to have money to be able to afford these houses
    It's nice to have it, but those houses are what you get when you give stupid people money. I love the mixture of completely self-contradictory architectural styles in one facade. (This is nothing new. Check out the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum sometime -- the place where the famous art theft happened. That's what you get when you give stupid people money in the Nineteenth Century.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    It's nice to have it, but those houses are what you get when you give stupid people money. I love the mixture of completely self-contradictory architectural styles in one facade. (This is nothing new. Check out the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum sometime -- the place where the famous art theft happened. That's what you get when you give stupid people money in the Nineteenth Century.)
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    It's not quite Apple's "1984" commercial, but for those of you who harbor any skepticism towards the hegemony of the Lazy B and LockMart over the defense industry, here's a chance to put a small chink in their armor:

    www.americasnewbomber.com

    Disclaimer: I work on other projects, so I can't speak to the actual merits of the case, but having worked at/for all 3, I feel quite strongly that Northrop is the least bad actor of the bunch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LynahFan View Post
    It's not quite Apple's "1984" commercial, but for those of you who harbor any skepticism towards the hegemony of the Lazy B and LockMart over the defense industry, here's a chance to put a small chink in their armor:

    www.americasnewbomber.com

    Disclaimer: I work on other projects, so I can't speak to the actual merits of the case, but having worked at/for all 3, I feel quite strongly that Northrop is the least bad actor of the bunch.
    I've heard Northrop is actually a pretty good place to work, too. Maybe there's still some residual respect for good work. The rest of the industry has IMHO been overrun by Harvard MBA "parts is parts" bean counterism, where you exploit and nickle-and-dime your own workforce every bit as much as the American taxpayer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Real estate taxes in NJ are high - unless you live in the right town.

    This is the old family manse, not too far from Ms. Bilge's house that Mom sold in 2009. Property taxes on this house are actually low, due to all the office buildings and hotels in Woodcliff Lake.

    Here' the old house (since remodeled) that we moved out of in 1967 (sold then for $29,900). Taxes are a little bit less for a much, much smaller house and property.
    What is high or low in your book?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    What is high or low in your book?
    Check out Cliffside Park. My Mom was paying $8K for her house while a smaller house in CP was paying close to $20K. For my Mom's income 8K was ok. $20K would have been too much.

    I guess if I am Donald Trump, my idea of high/low is different than if I am retiree Joe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Check out Cliffside Park. My Mom was paying $8K for her house while a smaller house in CP was paying close to $20K. For my Mom's income 8K was ok. $20K would have been too much.

    I guess if I am Donald Trump, my idea of high/low is different than if I am retiree Joe.
    Alright those are high. $8k is about right for a $500k house in the city here...and that's definitely on the upper end of housing prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I've heard Northrop is actually a pretty good place to work, too. Maybe there's still some residual respect for good work. The rest of the industry has IMHO been overrun by Harvard MBA "parts is parts" bean counterism, where you exploit and nickle-and-dime your own workforce every bit as much as the American taxpayer.
    I don't work for Northrop but do work with about 30 people that do, and they do take very good care of their people (for a large corporation). The small businesses in the DoD world are where you really get taken care of. The Govt shoulders a good chunk of the blame for the bean counterism, LPTA kinda encourages it.

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    NYS AG has shut down DraftKings and FanDuel in the Empire State. Wonder if the Mob will now sponsor fantasy sports?
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    NYS AG has shut down DraftKings and FanDuel in the Empire State. Wonder if the Mob will now sponsor fantasy sports?
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    UIGEA. Plus, how dare someone robs the vampire state of pony money.
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