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Ed, that is why state is in quotation marks in my post. :)
Oct. 5
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Alan, look in the “Open Discussion Toronto” topic.
Oct. 5
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In the case of Washington DC, it would make more sense to invoke a city income tax (a la New York City) on non-resident workers in lieu of a “state” tax.

Of course, then you would be additionally taxing all those politicians and Federal government workers which is the reason it is not happening.
Oct. 5
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Ah, Richard, there is the key phrase - “significant risk of an audit”. And that risk which HelHel apparently misjudged.
Oct. 5
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Ray, Ambrose, how far do you read postings with “Robot” or “Bot” in their title and about bots in the text before you realize you have suffered another posting about them.
Oct. 3
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David, the US contractor vs employee situation seems very comparable to what you describe for Australia. Including the test for whether a worker is an employee or not.

The situation of the Norwegian pair may be an exception to my understanding that the vast majority of bridge pros operate as independent contractors.

My guess is that at most around 10 American pairs would be operating under an employee-employer arrangement. I bet it is less. Clearly, this is a small minority of bridge professionals.

If anyone knows that my surmise is off-base, please inform.
Oct. 1
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Once again, in the vast majority of cases, pros are not “employees”, but “independent contractors”. Perhaps the USA treats the distinction differently than some countries?
Sept. 28
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David, a 1099-Misc is originally filed by the person hiring, not the person hired. The person hired gets a copy to include with his tax return.

He is saying the pro has to disclose/file his income; the client does not have to file 1099-Misc with the IRS since the client is not hiring him as part of the client's trade or business.
Sept. 27
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Eugene, many of the comments on this article are by definition “political” because they talk about the processes through which legislation and taxation are enacted by the “political parties”. Yet, they remain uncensored.

I think you should change your prohibition from being against “political” comments to being against “partisan political” comments, no?
Sept. 27
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Best shot to move all Swiss Teams into the 20th (I mean 21st) Century is to sell the new CEO on it and get him to go back to Nick Hammond for software.
Sept. 18
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Based on material referenced in the other thread, it appears that my memory is faulty or I am conflating two different memories.
Lynn Deas was involved at the table when I first heard the expression (as she was with several others), but I must have confounded that with seeing others later playing the 2 3 4 5 as the wish trick.

Clearly the 2 3 4 5 is going to be much rarer than the A 2 3 4, so I am not sure why the A 2 3 4 deserves a special designation :)
Sept. 13
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Yu, apparently we were posting simultaneously, although I was in a similar situation to Nickell only playing against Norbie and Lynn and could have sworn…….. :)
Sept. 13
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Repeating my post from the other thread:

First time I heard the expression was around 30 years ago from Lynn Deas and 2 3 4 5.

Anybody know when the definition on the Bridge World website was created?

Edit: After reading the reference from Yu, looks like my memory might be faulty, oh well, maybe dementia beckons as my partners suggest. :)
Sept. 13
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First time I heard the expression was around 30 years ago from Lynn Deas and 2 3 4 5.
Sept. 13
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Sept. 12
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All I can say is:

“Har har hardy har har”

How many still know the source without googling?

And how many remember (or ever knew) the singing group, “Pearls Before Swine”.
Sept. 7
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Right, Ed, you brought back somewhat painful memories of sleepless times serving in the military overseas, pulling all-nighters in the business world and even WORSE, pulling all-nighters in the military LOL
Sept. 2
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Like, Like, Like.

I also work at Nationals, mostly in the mornings but sometimes AFTER the night session and sleep late depending on work needs.

Working stiff, Social Security recipient AND almost Super Senior :)
Aug. 31
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So we have early start times at Philadelphia and Atlanta, but somewhere in this thread it says, people who want early start times are always ignored.

EDIT: Misunderstood Joanne's previous comment. She meant last Philly was early, not next Philly.
Aug. 30
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Sam,

“it makes “the next morning” another short break to have breakfast and relax for a very short while over coffee before having to make it to the game by 12:30 latest.”

What, are you sleeping 11 hours after game completion? If so, good for you. Many of us do not wish to sleep that much (or any more than 7 or 8 hours, please don't refer me to authorities who say it is great for you to sleep 9 hours plus).

“It makes for a VERY LONG TIRING day and night that takes away our enjoyment of the game and the social aspect of it that follows the game.”

Please speak for yourself, not for me and others. That has nothing to do with the poll. The time available for sleeping should be the same regardless of the start times of the sessions.
Aug. 30
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