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2012-03-16 10:09:53 PM
mantatheeloquent.files.wordpress.com

This is what we call "tax fraud"
 
2012-03-16 10:28:12 PM
Obama just fu*ked many of his campaign donors.
 
2012-03-16 10:33:35 PM
Just move your bazillions to Iranian banks.

They'll be safe there.
 
2012-03-16 10:56:12 PM
I don't know, Subby, that plan has more holes in it than Swiss cheese.

/I tried
 
2012-03-16 10:59:35 PM

jehovahs witness protection: Obama just fu*ked many of his campaign donors.


I hope so. But I hope he f'd more of Romney's.
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2012-03-16 11:07:03 PM
I hide my billions in my mansions, and my yacht. Like everyone else.
 
2012-03-16 11:09:05 PM
Veni, vidi, viposted.
 
2012-03-16 11:25:44 PM

FNG: I hide my billions in my mansions, and my yacht. Like everyone else.



www.wiseacre-gardens.com


"I am Elmer J Fudd. Millionaire. I own a mansion and a yacht."

"Good. Now say it again".

"I am Elmer J Fudd. Millionaire. I own a mansion and a yacht."

"AGAIN!"

"I am Elmer J Fudd. Millionaire. I own a mansion and a yacht."

"AGAIN!"
 
2012-03-16 11:46:46 PM
The right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) argues that the agreement is a breach of constitutional privacy rights


Um, how?
Swiss citizens' rights are not being affected in any way.
US citizens who are cheating on their taxes, which is illegal in the US, will be punished and punished fairly. TADA
where is the problem?

I actually think that the fine for hiding assets should be 2x the value of the assets. so you hide 1 million dollars and get caught? no problem. 2 million dollar fine. TADA

/sigh
/rich people problems
 
2012-03-17 12:07:27 AM

namatad: Um, how?
Swiss citizens' rights are not being affected in any way.
US citizens who are cheating on their taxes, which is illegal in the US, will be punished and punished fairly. TADA
where is the problem?


You do realize that non-citizens in the US still have rights, right? They aren't always recognized based on your citizenship.
 
2012-03-17 12:33:54 AM

Ryan2065: namatad: Um, how?
Swiss citizens' rights are not being affected in any way.
US citizens who are cheating on their taxes, which is illegal in the US, will be punished and punished fairly. TADA
where is the problem?

You do realize that non-citizens in the US still have rights, right? They aren't always recognized based on your citizenship.


of course
but are you arguing that everyone should just hide their income in a tax haven and no one should pay any taxes in the US?

and yah, the whole US prosecuting you for doing something legal in a foreign country while you are in that foreign country, which is illegal in the US. drugs is a great example. if the GOP gets their way and bans abortion in the US that would be the next one. shudder.

If another country made money laundering legal ...
Hmmmmmm time to buy an island
 
2012-03-17 12:43:02 AM
If you aren't doing anything illegal, then you have nothing to worry about.
 
2012-03-17 01:00:57 AM
There are other countries where you can do similar things, but none necessarily as stable as Switzerland.
 
2012-03-17 01:38:20 AM

namatad: Ryan2065: namatad: Um, how?
Swiss citizens' rights are not being affected in any way.
US citizens who are cheating on their taxes, which is illegal in the US, will be punished and punished fairly. TADA
where is the problem?

You do realize that non-citizens in the US still have rights, right? They aren't always recognized based on your citizenship.

of course
but are you arguing that everyone should just hide their income in a tax haven and no one should pay any taxes in the US?

and yah, the whole US prosecuting you for doing something legal in a foreign country while you are in that foreign country, which is illegal in the US. drugs is a great example. if the GOP gets their way and bans abortion in the US that would be the next one. shudder.

If another country made money laundering legal ...
Hmmmmmm time to buy an island


It was already done when Clinton was in Office.
If it is found that you traveled to another country for the purpose of having sex with someone under the age of consent where you come from, it's a mandatory 10 year sentence, even if it's legal in the country you visited.
 
2012-03-17 02:33:15 AM
So, while our government gives corporations tax holidays (new window) to bring in billions of dollars tax free, we go after the individuals? And in the process, stomp on the privacy laws of foreign countries that are older than our entire nation by centuries (both the country and the privacy laws)??

You know what? I say screw my own government. This pressure we put on Switzerland is no better than invading Iraq for oil, since it's all for the almighty dollar. Speaking of, how much longer before that phrase is "almighty yuan"?
 
2012-03-17 04:04:09 AM
I have no problem with this. Then again, I'm so far from being a billionaire that I may as well be on Mars. My yearly income would be equal to a tip they leave their waiter at the Club.

Though, in the 80's I got a good glimpse of how the mega rich work. There were things like strip malls and housing developments popping up designed to fail, so high end investors could take a tax write-off. Sports players flocked to these things. They even developed businesses designed to be run into the ground. (The late same day delivery company, Postmasters.)

Of course, in the latter, all of the honest subcontractors and drivers lost their arses when the company closed, but who cared? Those millionaire football, basketball and baseball players made a killing in tax deductions.

There was that thing with Walmart coming into a town and opening up and right about the time secondary businesses started clustering around it, they'd fold the store and move it several miles away. It happened here and in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

I recall a pork processing plant that moved into a town, getting massive tax easements to do so and promising lots of jobs. Within a few years, after they trashed the area with their waste, runoff and ran to the limit of their tax easements, they closed up, leaving lots of unemployed behind and an environmental mess for the city to clean up.

However, the plant opened up elsewhere, fat on profits from screwing over the previous city.

I'm tired of fake businesses, cut-outs, tons of tax deductions the average people never even heard of and CEOs making billions, plus massive termination plans and retirement programs while the average worker they employ makes minimum wage.

The rich screwed us over in this whole meltdown to begin with and before that, there was the Savings and Loan disasters where folks lost millions, but the rich owning the banks paid nothing, made profits and got basically a verbal slap on the wrist.

They're been turning back into the very Robber Barons we got rid of years ago by subtly finding ways around the strict protection laws enacted by congress -- like limiting the amount of public information networks any one man could own. (Thank Randolph Hearst for that one. He basically controlled the news in the US.)

So, I have no problem with this.

Plus, survivors of the Holocaust have been trying to get back their family monies and possessions for decades and the Swiss banks keep holding them off, claiming they don't have enough identification to prove who they are. Well, the majority had all of their records wiped out by Hitler.

Besides, those billions in gold, silver and antiques secured by the Nazi's in the Swiss vaults keep earning them much capitol. If they wait long enough, the survivors who know the most will die off.
 
2012-03-17 05:08:02 AM

Sid_6.7: There are other countries where you can do similar things, but none necessarily as stable as Switzerland.


I was under the impression that Austria had similar rules, you just had to find a way to make the deposit as a citizen which some lawyers can help you with.

I'd wager most of the money is moved elsewhere and, as usual, Congress is 18 steps behind the ball.
 
2012-03-17 06:47:41 AM

namatad: but are you arguing that everyone should just hide their income in a tax haven and no one should pay any taxes in the US?


You made the argument that since US citizens were being targeted, not Swiss, the Swiss constitution wouldn't apply. I was pointing out that even our constitution doesn't limit itself to citizens, so why would someone think the Swiss constitution is limited to their citizens? How you got "everyone should hide their income in a tax haven and no one should pay taxes" from that is beyond me.
 
2012-03-17 07:51:52 AM
"Americans disregard rights of others just to be able to pay off their huge debt," the party claims on its website, adding that American authorities are "hypocrites" for pressuring Swiss banks while thousands of "dummy" companies set up in Delaware are helping U.S. corporations evade taxes in their own country."

The SVP are a bunch of anti foreigner nationalist douches in most regards, but they have a point here.

instead of spending time and money pressuring switzerland, why dont they spend that effort closing tax loopholes at home and getting corporations to pay up?

swiss bankers i guess dont make enough contributions to american politicians i guess
 
2012-03-17 07:56:48 AM

ihopOVERpancakes: I don't know, Subby, that plan has more holes in it than Swiss cheese.

/I tried


I spent a few minutes trying to think of what all the holes are...

farking slow today.

Ryan2065: You do realize that non-citizens in the US still have rights, right? They aren't always recognized based on your citizenship


True, but if US banks are doing business with people/banks in other countries they have to follow their rules. Or at least there has to be an agreement about which rules they will follow. So it would be wrong for the US to try and say you have to do x if you do businesses with any americans, but it would be ok to say you have to do x if you want to do business in america, transfer money to/from american banks, etc.
 
2012-03-17 08:03:43 AM
My grandparents told me this year that they actually have money in a Swiss bank account. I was honestly surprised, I knew grandfather was good with finances and such to keep him and grandmother happy, but I had no clue they had a Swiss bank account. When I asked how much was in it (genuinely curious), I was informed that it wasn't even enough to fly round trip in coach there and back again.

Apparently my grandfather just thinks it's awesome to have a Swiss bank account. Hey, at that age, whatever floats your boat for a laugh I guess.

/apparently it's a pain for doing taxes though
//yes, they report it every year. I'm sure some IRS agent gets a laugh out of it too
 
2012-03-17 08:08:15 AM
Anyone who has enough money to do this already knew this was coming and has since closed their accounts and moved their money. Now, if they go back a few years and want to see past clients and such, then many could be suddenly making a lot of campaign donations...
 
2012-03-17 08:13:24 AM

NewportBarGuy: I'd wager most of the money is moved elsewhere and, as usual, Congress is 18 steps behind the ball.


No, this is pretty big, as Switzerland made it so easy to hide money there and keep complete access to it. Any other country and you run the risk of A) unstable banks or B) your proxy stealing from you.

Remember what happened to George Jung, who kept all his money in Panama at a time when that country had laxer banking laws than the Swiss.
 
2012-03-17 08:21:47 AM

Gig103: So, while our government gives corporations tax holidays (new window) to bring in billions of dollars tax free, we go after the individuals?


There's that minor detail that corporations were legally deferring tax on profits earned by their foreign subsidiaries whereas the individuals were illegally evading U.S. taxes on income they personally earned. But in any event there have also been two separate tax amnesties for individuals.
 
2012-03-17 08:29:18 AM
Its about time, if we all paid our fair share the tax rate would be lower
 
2012-03-17 08:38:59 AM

Rik01: I have no problem with this. Then again, I'm so far from being a billionaire that I may as well be on Mars. My yearly income would be equal to a tip they leave their waiter at the Club.

Though, in the 80's I got a good glimpse of how the mega rich work. There were things like strip malls and housing developments popping up designed to fail, so high end investors could take a tax write-off. Sports players flocked to these things. They even developed businesses designed to be run into the ground. (The late same day delivery company, Postmasters.)

Of course, in the latter, all of the honest subcontractors and drivers lost their arses when the company closed, but who cared? Those millionaire football, basketball and baseball players made a killing in tax deductions.

There was that thing with Walmart coming into a town and opening up and right about the time secondary businesses started clustering around it, they'd fold the store and move it several miles away. It happened here and in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

I recall a pork processing plant that moved into a town, getting massive tax easements to do so and promising lots of jobs. Within a few years, after they trashed the area with their waste, runoff and ran to the limit of their tax easements, they closed up, leaving lots of unemployed behind and an environmental mess for the city to clean up.

However, the plant opened up elsewhere, fat on profits from screwing over the previous city.

I'm tired of fake businesses, cut-outs, tons of tax deductions the average people never even heard of and CEOs making billions, plus massive termination plans and retirement programs while the average worker they employ makes minimum wage.

The rich screwed us over in this whole meltdown to begin with and before that, there was the Savings and Loan disasters where folks lost millions, but the rich owning the banks paid nothing, made profits and got basically a verbal slap on the wrist.

They're been turning back into the very Robber Barons we got rid of years ago by subtly finding ways around the strict protection laws enacted by congress -- like limiting the amount of public information networks any one man could own. (Thank Randolph Hearst for that one. He basically controlled the news in the US.)

So, I have no problem with this.

Plus, survivors of the Holocaust have been trying to get back their family monies and possessions for decades and the Swiss banks keep holding them off, claiming they don't have enough identification to prove who they are. Well, the majority had all of their records wiped out by Hitler.

Besides, those billions in gold, silver and antiques secured by the Nazi's in the Swiss vaults keep earning them much capitol. If they wait long enough, the survivors who know the most will die off.


Ric01 Johnson is RIGHT.

/Rarrit!
 
2012-03-17 08:42:39 AM

Ryan2065: namatad: Um, how?
Swiss citizens' rights are not being affected in any way.
US citizens who are cheating on their taxes, which is illegal in the US, will be punished and punished fairly. TADA
where is the problem?

You do realize that non-citizens in the US still have rights, right? They aren't always recognized based on your citizenship.


Yeah, but I see this more like committing a crime in the US, and hiding the evidence in a foreign country. I suppose if you are nailing them for failure to pay taxes on interest they earn there, you could make a case for Swiss Law to apply, but income moved to a Swiss bank to hide it has no good case.
 
2012-03-17 08:44:09 AM
Real world:

Both parties just decided it was time to lean on the donors a little harder.
 
2012-03-17 09:01:37 AM
When the first agreement (groundbreaking at the time) was signed in 2002 on the basis of "Anti-Terrorism", you knew the US was going to attempt to grow it. And no agency was going to push harder than the IRS.

As for the original 2002 agreement, a singularly high priority for the US with every single nation in the world is US access to financial and banking information. It's a quid pro quo for any type of US aid. The reason is simple: typically the best intelligence on people and organizations are their financial activities. It tells us what movements have the juice to do anything, that is, the power structure. If you know what everyone in a room (the world) is making and where it is coming from, you know a great deal about how to approach their concerns and what their pressure points are, and of course can also proceed with less important issues like tax evasion, drug money laundering, and terrorist activities.
 
2012-03-17 09:01:46 AM

namatad:

and yah, the whole US prosecuting you for doing something legal in a foreign country while you are in that foreign country, which is illegal in the US. drugs is a great example. if the GOP gets their way and bans abortion in the US that would be the next one. shudder.

If another country made money laundering legal ...
Hmmmmmm time to buy an island


On your US tax return, you're required to report all sources of income including that from foreign sources. So yea, that includes interest on your swiss bank account.

Aside from the interest income, there's also FACTA. Federal law requires disclosure to the IRS of certain foreign assets regardless of whether they generate income.

Ya know how Americans got busted for hiding money abroad? They had a credit card linked to their swiss account & used it like most other people to pay day-to-day living expenses over an extended period of time. Left a paper trail so long and wide even Stevie Wonder could have followed it.
 
2012-03-17 09:06:58 AM
Nazis hiding stolen Jewish wealth after WWII? We respect Swiss law and independence.

US tax evaders during the Big F'ing Depression? fark your Swiss privacy laws! Hand it over!
 
2012-03-17 09:12:56 AM

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: My grandparents told me this year that they actually have money in a Swiss bank account. I was honestly surprised, I knew grandfather was good with finances and such to keep him and grandmother happy, but I had no clue they had a Swiss bank account. When I asked how much was in it (genuinely curious), I was informed that it wasn't even enough to fly round trip in coach there and back again.

Apparently my grandfather just thinks it's awesome to have a Swiss bank account. Hey, at that age, whatever floats your boat for a laugh I guess.

/apparently it's a pain for doing taxes though
//yes, they report it every year. I'm sure some IRS agent gets a laugh out of it too


If an overseas account has than 10k in it you don't have to report it.
 
2012-03-17 09:19:11 AM
The Vatican is going to need some new guards.
 
2012-03-17 09:31:02 AM
let me get this straight....

the Fox is going into the foxhole to ask about the henhouse?

ok.

so the Swiss banks are getting looted by Ameritards..this should make the drug cartels happy...
 
2012-03-17 09:38:01 AM

Father_Jack: "Americans disregard rights of others just to be able to pay off their huge debt," the party claims on its website, adding that American authorities are "hypocrites" for pressuring Swiss banks while thousands of "dummy" companies set up in Delaware are helping U.S. corporations evade taxes in their own country."

The SVP are a bunch of anti foreigner nationalist douches in most regards, but they have a point here.

instead of spending time and money pressuring switzerland, why dont they spend that effort closing tax loopholes at home and getting corporations to pay up?

swiss bankers i guess dont make enough contributions to american politicians i guess


facing the corps on the home front would be real action. this swiss biz is dog & pony bullshiat. anyone who might have got hurt moved theirs out and about long ago. this is more political puffery for print.
 
2012-03-17 09:53:40 AM

yanoosh: Its about time, if we all paid our fair share the tax rate would be lower


Someone cue the Haha guy.

/they'd just spend that, too.
 
2012-03-17 09:56:19 AM

FooDog: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: My grandparents told me this year that they actually have money in a Swiss bank account. I was honestly surprised, I knew grandfather was good with finances and such to keep him and grandmother happy, but I had no clue they had a Swiss bank account. When I asked how much was in it (genuinely curious), I was informed that it wasn't even enough to fly round trip in coach there and back again.

Apparently my grandfather just thinks it's awesome to have a Swiss bank account. Hey, at that age, whatever floats your boat for a laugh I guess.

/apparently it's a pain for doing taxes though
//yes, they report it every year. I'm sure some IRS agent gets a laugh out of it too

If an overseas account has than 10k in it you don't have to report it.


I'll make sure to tell grandfather that. Rules might have been different when he originally set up the account (around WW2, when he was over there), so I'm wondering if there's only $20 in cash and a case of old cigarettes or something. Either way, I'm looking forward to an antique account being passed down through the family some day as an old joke.
 
2012-03-17 09:58:20 AM
I've known for 30 years (since I was 10 or so) that rich people kept Swiss bank accounts as tax shelters. Why is this news?
 
2012-03-17 10:07:48 AM

SphericalTime: jehovahs witness protection: Obama just fu*ked many of his campaign donors.

I hope so. But I hope he f'd more of Romney's.


This! Romney type of rich people tend to be more likely to stash away money offshore. It gives them that little "rush" of being able to feel above the law.
 
2012-03-17 10:12:11 AM

Pharmdawg: I've known for 30 years (since I was 10 or so) that rich people kept Swiss bank accounts as tax shelters. Why is this news?


Because this is the first time in history that the Swiss are being dragged into the new world order.
 
2012-03-17 10:21:53 AM

TommyDeuce: Yeah, but I see this more like committing a crime in the US, and hiding the evidence in a foreign country. I suppose if you are nailing them for failure to pay taxes on interest they earn there, you could make a case for Swiss Law to apply, but income moved to a Swiss bank to hide it has no good case


We still have to follow that country's laws for gathering evidence. I'm all for the Swiss handing over that information, but if it really does go against their constitution we should lobby for them changing their constitution and not for them making an unconstitutional law. We should respect other country's laws just like we do our own.
 
2012-03-17 10:24:42 AM

Ryan2065: TommyDeuce: Yeah, but I see this more like committing a crime in the US, and hiding the evidence in a foreign country. I suppose if you are nailing them for failure to pay taxes on interest they earn there, you could make a case for Swiss Law to apply, but income moved to a Swiss bank to hide it has no good case

We still have to follow that country's laws for gathering evidence. I'm all for the Swiss handing over that information, but if it really does go against their constitution we should lobby for them changing their constitution and not for them making an unconstitutional law. We should respect other country's laws just like we do our own.


i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-03-17 10:25:48 AM

TommyymmoT: namatad: Ryan2065: namatad: Um, how?
Swiss citizens' rights are not being affected in any way.
US citizens who are cheating on their taxes, which is illegal in the US, will be punished and punished fairly. TADA
where is the problem?

You do realize that non-citizens in the US still have rights, right? They aren't always recognized based on your citizenship.

of course
but are you arguing that everyone should just hide their income in a tax haven and no one should pay any taxes in the US?

and yah, the whole US prosecuting you for doing something legal in a foreign country while you are in that foreign country, which is illegal in the US. drugs is a great example. if the GOP gets their way and bans abortion in the US that would be the next one. shudder.

If another country made money laundering legal ...
Hmmmmmm time to buy an island

It was already done when Clinton was in Office.
If it is found that you traveled to another country for the purpose of having sex with someone under the age of consent where you come from, it's a mandatory 10 year sentence, even if it's legal in the country you visited.


Which is fun, since age of content laws vary wildly even within the USA.
 
2012-03-17 10:26:31 AM
This is horrible. When I become a millionaire next year from all the wealth trickling down from the Republicans taking the White House and Senate I'm going to need a place to launder the money.
 
2012-03-17 10:30:24 AM
What if I told you that here in America you could walk into a nondescript store front in a strip mall and then be faced with a set of glass double doors where you would have to ring a bell to get let in. Once inside the lobby area, you would be greeted by a friendly older gentleman who would stop you and introduce himself and then insist that he did not want to know your name or anything else about you. He would hand you a pocket sized copy of the United States Constitution. You would then be offered a chance to lease a locked box of almost any size for a one year period. If you accepted and made your cash payment, you would get to program a security code into the front door, get a retinal scan and be given all keys to your locked box.

24 hours a day, 7 days a week you could enter the outside door freely, then use your access code to enter the inside door. Once in the lobby you would wave to the armed guard behind the bulletproof glass window and proceed to a plain steel door off to the side of the lobby. Your retinal scan will allow you entrance. Once beyond this door you would be in a longish hallway completely surrounded by heavy steel expanded metal mesh. Well before you could possibly get to the other end of the hall the door behind you latches and you are locked in. You proceed to the end of the hallway to the metal door and enter your access code again, which lets you out of the man trap and into the vault room where all the locked boxes are. Using 2 keys you enter your locked box.

No one knows your name. No ID beyond your retinal scan was ever taken. You have all the keys. You paid in cash. No receipts were given, nothing was written down beyond the fact that a box was leased for a certain period. If you don't come back after a year, they drill out the locks on your box and keep your stuff, but you knew this before you gave them your money. If the cops or the feds or some divorce attorney comes in asking to get into your stuff they say "Who's stuff?" "I don't know that guy, even if I did I don't know what box he's using."
 
2012-03-17 10:42:14 AM
annahumphrey.com
 
2012-03-17 10:51:05 AM

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: My grandparents told me this year that they actually have money in a Swiss bank account. I was honestly surprised, I knew grandfather was good with finances and such to keep him and grandmother happy, but I had no clue they had a Swiss bank account. When I asked how much was in it (genuinely curious), I was informed that it wasn't even enough to fly round trip in coach there and back again.

Apparently my grandfather just thinks it's awesome to have a Swiss bank account. Hey, at that age, whatever floats your boat for a laugh I guess.

/apparently it's a pain for doing taxes though
//yes, they report it every year. I'm sure some IRS agent gets a laugh out of it too


they'll be reporting it on the FBAR form, only interest on the 1040, IRS doesn't receive the god damn farking piece of shiat FBAR.

FBAR, how to treat your citizens abroad as if the act of living abroad makes them tax cheats.

The FATCA law is going to be interesting. It is an invasion of privacy for non-US citizens (as is the FBAR for joing assets). As in, my jointly owned assets will be reported on without any regard to the other asset owner. Or my bank will kick me out and I'll have to put all my assets into my SO's name. Which will actually be nigh on forcing me to commit tax fraud.
 
2012-03-17 10:55:08 AM
I say those who launder their money in off-shore holdings, should be charged with evasion of tax
 
2012-03-17 11:24:07 AM

rezaxis: What if I told you that here in America you could walk into a nondescript store front in a strip mall and then be faced with a set of glass double doors where you would have to ring a bell to get let in. Once inside the lobby area, you would be greeted by a friendly older gentleman who would stop you and introduce himself and then insist that he did not want to know your name or anything else about you. He would hand you a pocket sized copy of the United States Constitution. You would then be offered a chance to lease a locked box of almost any size for a one year period. If you accepted and made your cash payment, you would get to program a security code into the front door, get a retinal scan and be given all keys to your locked box.


I didn't know where they were located or exactly what they looked like. Locally they advertize, though--it's hardly a secret.

One sticking point, though--that would hide money but it would just sit there, you couldn't invest it.

I also rather suspect the cops keep an eye on such places.
 
2012-03-17 11:41:04 AM

namatad: The right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) argues that the agreement is a breach of constitutional privacy rights

Um, how?
Swiss citizens' rights are not being affected in any way.
US citizens who are cheating on their taxes, which is illegal in the US, will be punished and punished fairly. TADA
where is the problem?

Swiss citizens are affected because they make millions of dollars off the illegal foreign money they hold.
Switzerland has limited manufacturing. Their economy is based on pretty mountains, the effects of gravity on people with boards strapped to their legs, and shady finance - and they just lost a big part of that.
Unless there's a significant boom in the cuckoo clock market, Heidi's going to have to go back to giving handjobs behind the cow shed.
 
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