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  • 09/08/12--16:49: The Powerful Pet Thread
  • I noticed that a lot of people had pets in the Summer Pics thread so I decided to make a thread dedicated to the pets of the IC...

    Here's mine. Isis my 13 year old Siberian Husky. To say I love this dog is an understatement. She's the best dog I've ever had.

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  • 08/10/17--05:21: New AllHipHop.com
  • yo

    as y'all are aware, we have been getting ready to move to a new platform. it's currently in beta form, and we're still working the bugs out, but u are all invited to check it out at: www.allhiphop.com

    in this platform, IC posters will truly be the Community of AllHipHop. the IC won't just be a different part of the main website, IC posters will be an integral part of the entire community. we'll be able to make threads off of articles, take articles from other sites and post em on ours, post gifs at will, have access to Twitter, FB, Snap, Youtube, and others, AND we have a dedicated team to customize for future projects.

    with that said, there's been some technical issues here on the Vanilla platform that we're currently on. once the move is complete, posters will STILL be able to access this site, but it will be read-only (like the Forum of Fame currently is). as we make the transition though, there have been some issues on Vanilla. we apologize for the inconvenience, we've been tryna make this as smooth as possible.

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  • 12/02/17--18:49: Random video
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    News of Libya ‘slave market’ stirs controversy

    http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/11/19/542703/Libya-slave-markets-African-Union

    News of black men being put on sale at a Libyan “slave market” has drawn outrage from the African Union (AU) and triggered violent protests in Paris.

    Guinean President Alpha Conde, who is also the chairman of the AU, demanded on Friday that the “despicable trade” be stopped, the slaves be set free, and the perpetrators be put on trial.

    The outrage was sparked by a CNN report showing footage of a live auction in Libya where black youths were being sold for hundreds of dollars to buyers as farmhands.

    “These modern slavery practices must end, and the African Union will use all the tools at its disposal,” Conde said.

    The black youths on sale in Libya are generally African asylum seekers from nations such as Guinea, Senegal, the Gambia, Mali, Nigeria, and Niger. Media reports say many of the asylum seekers end up in the wrong places and lose their freedom to gangs that are either led or are in cahoots with human traffickers.

    The asylum seekers-turned-slaves had sought to cross through the country and travel over the Mediterranean Sea to Europe, where they sought to ultimately settle.

    Libya has opened an investigation into the slavery report, saying it would free the slaves, according to the CNN.
    “A high-level committee has been convened encompassing representatives from all the security apparatus to oversee this investigation,” said Anes Alazabi, an official with the internationally-recognized government of Libya’s Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency.

    “Priorities of the investigation are not only to convict those responsible for these inhumane acts, but also to identify the location of those who have been sold in order to bring them to safety and return them to their countries of origin,” said the Libyan official.

    Libya has been in a state of near chaos since 2011, when its long-time dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, was ousted, and rival militia groups and factions started vying for power and territory.

    Protest in Paris

    In related news, protesters carrying signs reading “No to slavery in Libya,” gathered in front of the Libyan Embassy in Paris on Saturday to protest the practice of slavery.

    The protesters, chanting “Free our brothers,” then marched toward the Champs-Elysees, where they were cut off by riot police.

    Clashes broke out as security forces moved to disperse the protesters, firing tear gas into the crowd. Police said the protest was unauthorized. One person was arrested.

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  • 07/22/14--16:11: The General Business Thread
  • Alright yall this is a spinoff from the Tax Implications thread that was started by @JonnyRoccIT‌ . I made this thread to help out anybody who has general questions about getting started or going forward, legal matters in business, financing/banks/credit, how to find information, building websites, structure, taxation, business plans/proposals, investing, motivation - anything that has to do with running a business please ask the question here and me or @pralims will answer you promptly.

    Anything that has to do with even supplying apps or anything for that matter that can help someone, anybody, somewhere do something easier or better will be greatly appreciated.

    To kick things off I have put the topics in spoilers to make the O/P organized and easier to browse for mobile users.


    Business Entity/Legal Structures


    Sole Proprietorship

    The simplest structure is the sole proprietorship, which usually involves just one individual who owns and operates the enterprise. If you intend to work alone, this structure may be the way to go. The tax aspects of a sole proprietorship are appealing because the expenses and your income from the business are included on your personal income tax return, Form 1040. Your profits and losses are recorded on a form called Schedule C, which is filed with your 1040. The "bottom-line amount" from Schedule C is then transferred to your personal tax return. This is especially attractive because business losses you suffer may offset the income you have earned from your other sources.

    As a sole proprietor, you must also file a Schedule SE with Form 1040. You use Schedule SE to calculate how much self-employment tax you owe. In addition to paying annual self-employment taxes, you must make estimated tax payments if you expect to owe at least $1,000 in federal taxes for the year after deducting your withholding and credits, and your withholding will be less than the smaller of:

    1) 90 percent of the tax to be shown on your current year tax return or

    2) 100 percent of your previous year's tax liability.

    The federal government permits you to pay estimated taxes in four equal amounts throughout the year on the 15th of April, June, September and January. With a sole proprietorship, your business earnings are taxed only once, unlike other business structures. Another big plus is that you will have complete control over your business--you make all the decisions. There are a few disadvantages to consider, however. Selecting the sole proprietorship business structure means you are personally responsible for your company's liabilities. As a result, you are placing your assets at risk, and they could be seized to satisfy a business debt or a legal claim filed against you.Raising money for a sole proprietorship can also be difficult. Banks and other financing sources may be reluctant to make business loans to sole proprietorships. In most cases, you will have to depend on your financing sources, such as savings,
    home equity or family loans.


    Partnership

    If your business will be owned and operated by several individuals, you'll want to take a look at structuring your business as a partnership. Partnerships come in two varieties: general partnerships and limited partnerships. In a general partnership, the partners manage the company and assume responsibility for the partnership's debts and other obligations. A limited partnership has both general and limited partners. The general partners own and operate the business and assume liability for the partnership, while the limited partners serve as investors only; they have no control over the company and are not subject to the same liabilities as the general partners.

    Unless you expect to have many passive investors, limited partnerships are generally not the best choice for a new business because of all the required filings and administrative complexities. If you have two or more partners who want to be actively involved, a general partnership would be much easier to form.

    One of the major advantages of a partnership is the tax treatment it enjoys. A partnership does not pay tax on its income but "passes through" any profits or losses to the individual partners. At tax time, the partnership must file a tax return (Form 1065) that reports its income and loss to the IRS. In addition, each partner reports his or her share of income and loss on Schedule K-1 of Form 1065.

    Personal liability is a major concern if you use a general partnership to structure your business. Like sole proprietors, general partners are personally liable for the partnership's obligations and debts. Each general partner can act on behalf of the partnership, take out loans and make decisions that will affect and be binding on all the partners (if the partnership agreement permits). Keep in mind that partnerships are also more expensive to establish than sole proprietorships because they require more legal and accounting services.


    The other portion is in the next post


    As for what state is best to incorporate in, it really depends on what type of business you're trying to build. Please PM me and I may be able to assist you.




    Motivation

    For motivation give these books a read:



    Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

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    Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

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    @pralims‌
    @traestar‌
    @black caesar
    @MarcusGarvey‌
    @kontakz‌
    @BigBallsNoWorries‌
    @YunnSanco‌
    @KingSimba‌


    Feel free to post if yall can contribute, anything is plenty.

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  • 10/13/17--20:46: Body bag thread

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  • 05/05/15--11:21: The Travel Thread
  • Post any interesting places that you've been, going or have an interest in visiting.

    Ask any travel related question and hopefully someone who has been will answer with useful tips, etc.

    Happy Travels

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  • 12/02/17--14:13: Them Massage Joints
  • Anybody ever stop by one of them shits? They any good?

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    Basically, he made moves to try to install his wife as his successor, but his party said it wasn't going to allow that. Zimbabweans don't fuck with her. Plus there have been war veterans who have been loyal to him for all these decades, but he started making moves to get rid of them to position her to take over.



    President Robert Mugabe is said to be confined to his home in Harare but unconfirmed reports says his wife Grace, who was bidding to succeed him as president, has fled to Namibia.

    The military's action followed the sacking of Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a fierce rival of Mrs Mugabe.

    His whereabouts are also unclear.

    President Mugabe, 93, has been in control of Zimbabwe since it gained independence from Britain in 1980.

    But the power struggle over who might succeed him, between Mrs Mugabe and Mr Mnangagwa, has split the ruling Zanu-PF party in recent months.

    Evidence that Mrs Mugabe's circle was being pressured by the military came on Wednesday when one of her key allies made a public apology for criticising the head of the army a day earlier.

    Regional bloc the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is due to hold emergency talks in Botswana on Thursday to discuss the crisis.

    Zimbabwean opposition leader Tendai Biti told the BBC he wanted to see a transitional authority in place.

    "It is urgent that we go back to democracy. It is urgent that we go back to legitimacy but we need a transitional period and I think, I hope, that dialogue can now be opened between the army and Zimbabweans, [that] dialogue can be opened between the army and regional bodies such as the SADC and, indeed, the African Union," he said.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-42006777

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    With the start of a new year, people always try to commit to new habits and are overwhelmed by the time needed to complete their new goal. In this thread you can set any amount of books you want to read for the year, as long as you’re reading. The mind is an amazing tool that needs exercise.

    Support your local book shops, libraries, Amazon, Kindle, Kobo, Play Store and other places where you can buy books. We always carry phones around and are on them daily so a bit of reading here and there is only a positive use of time.

    To fulfil the 52 Books in 52 weeks goal it’s best to aim for one book a week or more to give yourself room for periods where reading isn’t possible.

    I accomplished 90 books last year reading 2-4 books a week. Keeping track I used a spreadsheet, but stopped updating around the 4 month mark. I’ll drop a spreadsheet in the second post along with other pieces of info.

    Each month to keep this thread active I’ll hold a giveaway for a book of one’s choosing in paperback or official Epub formats.

    If you need a starting point, The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway is a short and wonderfully crafted book. It contains the message of this thread and goal with grace.

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    Basically, post memes, videos and posts of some real shit or stuff you like to motivate you and/or keep you positive. I wanna see how this thread goes, maybe it could be like a guide or a daily compass to help people through their day or whatever. Just tryna keep the vibe positive and everybody in good spirits. This thread kinda inspired by the IC Conference Calls.


    - the only thing that doesn't come with instructions is money

    - If I have respect for a man, I wouldn't bring them around me for free unless I could pay them (to work with them). I'd never make a man starve to stand beside me in business.

    - Even a broken clock is right twice a day

    - Don't let someone else's opinion of you become your reality.

    - The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.

    - Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

    - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.


    - You can always better your best, you can always go above and beyond your limits. Never take failure to heart, if there is still time left in the game you can still win the game

    - Fear of failure isn't even logical, does a baby not fall trying to walk ? Does every player in the league not lose a game in a season ? You're going to get hits so if your going to get hit, get hit for something and take the lesson out of it. This is your tuition you have to pay for what you don't know. This is the school of hard knocks.

    - You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

    - Change your thoughts and you change your world.

    - If you can dream it, you can do it.

    - Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

    - Yard by yard, life's hard. Inch by inch, life's a cinch.

    - It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.

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    Funny as hell..sounds like sum shit my wife would be on. #craycray
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    Living majority in New Orleans, the move to GA has showed me that country and some city folks like dipping with tobacco. I would probably steal off on a person if they spit that shit around me. Never understand that digusting ass shit. For any folks who dip/chew tobacco, what's the reason? How y'all get pussy? Do y'all care about y'all health or gum diseases? Do y'all love yall selves?

    To any people who dated Dip folks, why ?

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  • 11/30/16--18:44: Bees Attack Big Ass Spider
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    I have two loans I'm paying on and I was moving towards getting them paid in full by the end of 2017 (paying extra on car loan). Now, I just received a lil over $3000 that I wasn't expecting, so I figure I can do something with it.

    My 1st Loan is against a 401k type of Account and I owe $4800 on it.

    The Monthly payment is $109 a month w/ about $4 going to interest and a yearly $50 Loan Fee. The Payment is taken from my checkings account automatically, so I never really miss the money.

    My other loan is a Car loan which I owe about $14000 on w/ a payment of $400 a Month with about $35 going to interest.

    Both loans have over 36 Months left over the life of the loan.

    Paying off the Nationwide Loan doesn't benefit me to much now (and doesn't hurt my pockets that much), but I will be earning a few extra dollars per Quarter because my balance will be higher.

    Paying off my car loan eases up $400 a month, but hurts my savings short term.

    Which payoff makes more sense?

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    Well the last thread was deleted along with the rest of my content but the show must go on.

    I'm proud of what the last thread became and how many posters got involved, you guys helped not only keep me motivated but keep other posters motivated as well so pat yourselves on the back for that.

    Let's keep it up in 2015, what are some of your goals?

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    This spot called the Tuscan Market located north of Boston, the food was on point!
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    Yall share your recent culinary experiences here.

    You're welcome

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    https://thinkprogress.org/the-explosive-new-sexual-harassment-allegations-against-bill-oreilly-detailed-532232faca58#.ylhpj4b2j

    The Explosive New Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Bill O’Reilly, Detailed

    Roger Ailes is out at Fox News but the troubles for the network might just be getting started.

    In a new lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court on Monday, former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros alleges she was among a number of women sexually harassed by, yes, former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.

    But she also alleges she was sexually harassed by the network’s biggest star, Bill O’Reilly. The suit alleges that O’Reilly attempted to lure her to Long Island where he told her it would be “very private” and that she could show him her “wild side.”

    [C]ommencing in February 2016, Bill O’Reilly (“O’Reilly”), whom Tantaros had considered to be a good friend and a person from whom she sought career guidance, started sexually harassing her by, inter alia, (a) asking her to come to stay with him on Long Island where it would be “very private,” and (b) telling her on more than one occasion that he could “see [her] as a wild girl,” and that he believed that she had a “wild side.” Fox News did take one action: plainly because of O’Reilly’s rumored prior sexual harassment issues and in recognition of Tantaros’s complaints, Brandi informed Cane that Tantaros would no longer be appearing on O’Reilly’s Fox News show, The O’Reilly Factor.

    This isn’t the first time O’Reilly has been accused of sexual harassment. In 2004, he was sued by Fox producer Andrea Mackris who alleged he “repeatedly subjected her to sexual harassment through dinner and phone conversations variously described as lewd, lascivious, vile and threatening.” The allegations included O’Reilly trying to lure Mackris to his hotel room.

    The lawsuit alleges that Tantaros was ultimately removed from the air in retaliation for her complaints to Shine and others. Fox News later offered to continue to pay her through the length of her contract if she provided general legal releases to Ailes, O’Reilly, and others. The release would have also prevented her from discussing her time at Fox News in perpetuity.

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