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« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2009, 01:30:59 PM »

It takes A LOT of peddling to light up a couple bulbs.
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« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2009, 02:21:26 PM »

It takes A LOT of peddling to light up a couple bulbs.

Yeah, they had a thing at the science museum I went to as a kid. Feels like you're towing an elevator full of fat ladies behind you, and you're barely keeping it lit.
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« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2009, 02:24:01 PM »

I think I remember something like that, the bicycle people.  It wouldn't be that hard to calculate the energy, websites where you buy windmills usually have charts showing KwH produced at different wind speeds.  A person would probably create the force of a 7 mph wind for about an hour.  That gets them fuckers spinning pretty good, but it has to be sustained.  One chart showed four of those curly lightbulbs for the day (which a family would use between 4-6 hours, not a whole day) at its lowest collection point.  Thats a lot of effort for not much return, which is why people tried capturing wind as soon as they could think straight, 5000 years ago.  They used it for moving water uphill, to grind grain, and to move boats obviously.  Much more efficient than people, even if they were slaves. 

The problem with wind generators is they don't spin freely.  They create resistance when generating.  So you can have mild wind with your windmill standing still, even though it would flap a flag or pull a kite.  Same thing happens with hydro if you don't have adequate head pressure.  The water just drizzles over the wheel and the wheel doesn't move.  So with people involved, they'd be working out against some considerable resistance.  I guess it wouldn't matter, though.  With human power being spent, it can be measured in Newtons, so a guy pumping weights would exert measurable force just like the lady doing cardio, and you'd just design the dynamo accordingly. 

My manservant will not be pleased when he learns of this new development in the Brasky Project. 

The taxes on marina space are removed enough for my liking, indirect.  If they choose to report their income is none of my concern.  You can possibly find private slippage in a waterway.  Pictured below is all private, its peoples back yards.  There are hundreds of these canals in Florida, and all coastal states. 


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« Reply #33 on: November 23, 2009, 05:01:59 PM »

There are hundreds of these canals in Florida, and all coastal states.

I noticed when using Google Earth (yes, on Linux, don't choke A.L.) that Portsmouth NH has a bunch of those little waterways behind it.

Just my kind of place. Now if only I could get out of NC! The job offers in NH won't even bother interviewing me, I guess they're all worried about paying relocation so they don't bother.

Argh.
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« Reply #34 on: November 23, 2009, 06:15:14 PM »

There are hundreds of these canals in Florida, and all coastal states.

I noticed when using Google Earth (yes, on Linux, don't choke A.L.) that Portsmouth NH has a bunch of those little waterways behind it.

Just my kind of place. Now if only I could get out of NC! The job offers in NH won't even bother interviewing me, I guess they're all worried about paying relocation so they don't bother.

Argh.

There is a vast network of these canals, especially in New England where they were used for commerce.  You can actually navigate them all the way to the Great Lakes.  Its called the Great Loop, you eventually cross the lakes, go down the Mississippi to the gulf, and back up the Atlantic to New England again.  

The only problem with New England is it freezes.  So you need covered dockage with a bubbler to prevent ice if you want to attempt liveaboard up yonder near the Arctic Circle.  I hate the cold.  Hatehatehate it.  
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« Reply #35 on: November 23, 2009, 09:03:38 PM »

The only problem with New England is it freezes.  So you need covered dockage with a bubbler to prevent ice if you want to attempt liveaboard up yonder near the Arctic Circle.  I hate the cold.  Hatehatehate it. 

That's what's good about a boat. You just motor along until you get somewhere that's not freezing anymore.
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« Reply #36 on: November 23, 2009, 09:07:03 PM »

Theoretically, if a person has a large enough boat, and they're anchored more then 8 miles from shore, would they have an obligation to pay income taxes if they are not in effect American residents?
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« Reply #37 on: November 23, 2009, 09:18:51 PM »

You could only do that if you formally renounce your citizenship. They still go after expats for income tax.
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« Reply #38 on: November 23, 2009, 09:19:39 PM »

I would like to be up north in the summer, go south in the late fall, then return in early spring. I wouldn't want to live on the boat up north. I need a good sized chunk of land. I guess I will have to deal with property taxes.
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« Reply #39 on: November 23, 2009, 09:40:30 PM »

You could only do that if you formally renounce your citizenship. They still go after expats for income tax.

So, if I go live in Israel for a year, and work while I am there, the U.S. government expects me to pay taxes out of that money?
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« Reply #40 on: November 23, 2009, 09:44:04 PM »

You could only do that if you formally renounce your citizenship. They still go after expats for income tax.

So, if I go live in Israel for a year, and work while I am there, the U.S. government expects me to pay taxes out of that money?

http://www.escapeartist.com/Expat_Taxes/
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-  Generally speaking, if you live and work outside of the United States, then you can exclude all or part of your foreign wages from US taxation. Here’s how it works: • You must work and reside outside the United States. • You must qualify under the Bona Fide or Physical Presence tests. • You can exclude up to $80,000 annually in foreign wages.
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« Reply #41 on: November 23, 2009, 10:20:03 PM »

Hopefully as a Jew you're making more than $80k. Otherwise you should kill yourself off as a disappointment to your heritage.
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« Reply #42 on: November 23, 2009, 10:24:59 PM »

pretty sure you have to be taxed by a foreign country on that 80k
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« Reply #43 on: November 23, 2009, 10:25:56 PM »

Jews collect one Jewgold coin per day, no matter what they do.  It works out to roughly nineteen fuckzillion dollars per year.  The coins have 1c stamped on them, so they pay taxes on $3.65
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« Reply #44 on: November 23, 2009, 11:06:23 PM »

pretty sure you have to be taxed by a foreign country on that 80k

Right, which is why I am surprised I would have to pay taxes as an ex-pat.

If I was a foreigner in America, I would still (presumably) pay income tax.
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