Snipes loses

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by moreluck, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Pay up...
     
  2. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    "At his sentencing in April 2008, prosecutors said Snipes, a Florida native who has a residence in Windermere, had earned more than $38 million since 1999, but had filed no tax returns or paid any taxes."

    What, he doesn't like to "spread the wealth"?
     
  3. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Or it can be also read this way:

    "Escaped Plantation Slave Wesley Snipes beaten by master for trying to escape. (Or even dare thinking he could) All other unthinking obedient slaves (example, see above)rejoiced at master's display of power in enforcing the plantation system!"

    President Obama and Speaker Pelosi sure appreciate your undying loyality, SLAVE!
     
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Hey, if I have to pay, all God's chillum gotta pay!
     
  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What difference would a change of venue have made?

    wkmac, I didn't get the slave reference and found it inappropriate.
     
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    There is nothing in the article that says he has to pay up. I would be in favor of "paying up" PLUS jail time.

    It's not a case as Wkmac suggests, it's just an idiot who thinks he's too important to pay taxes.
     
  7. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    I love it when "celebutards" get their come-uppance. He belongs in jail.
     
  8. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

  9. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    The only part of the 2008 story that I remember is that he was charged with not paying his taxes, no details. I agree that Snipes, just like anyone else, should pay his taxes, however there could be extenuating circumstances.
    Several years ago Willie Nelson was found guilty of not pay "all" of his due taxes and the government seized and liquidated nearly all of his possessions to satisfy his obligations. The kicker was that Willie had an accountant that was stealing from him and not filing complete returns for him. As far as the singer knew all was well until it all hit the fan. His tax problems are now behind him now, he never had any jail time for taxes.
    Not saying that Snipes' situation is anything like Nelson's, but we don't know the whole story.
     
  10. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    There have bee several of these cases litigated in recent years. Why focus on this one moreluck? Other of God's "chillums" (very telling) have made the same arguement as Snipes.
     
  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I'm focused on this one because it made the headlines yesterday and I'm still trying to figure out how someone who made $38 million doesn't think he owes taxes.....he's so special!
    There's another too, but I can't remember if it was Nicholas Cage or not....don't want to get my facts mixed up. But they (stars) think they are not like the regular lowly peons.

    Zsa Zsa broke her hip last night....thats current too. She's 93. I have her autographed book, dahling! Now my 3 stories favor the whites 2 to 1. There's just no end to this equality thing!!
     
  12. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  13. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Well do their arguements have any merit?
     
  14. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Where I'm from, You pay now, argue later !!
     
  15. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Are you really an abolitionist?

    And if you still refuse to understand the chattel property that you are...


     
  16. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

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