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2012-06-03 10:40:37 AM
I think that was an episode of CSI, only it was the sexy kind of swapping, or disturbing kind, depending on how you look at it.
 
2012-06-03 11:02:21 AM
People just go to those things to fence stolen preserves
 
2012-06-03 11:05:32 AM
i was thinking of cum swappng
anyone else
 
2012-06-03 11:07:03 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: i was thinking of cum swappng
anyone else


Meh, I was thinking of 'key swapping'

/you all pile your keys, pick one, and whoever...
//Oh, nevermind
 
2012-06-03 11:07:13 AM
None of my neighbors cook worth a sh*t, so that isn't happening.
 
2012-06-03 11:09:11 AM
Food swapping, eh? How about pink tacos?
 
2012-06-03 11:09:23 AM
strangeluck: I think that was an episode of CSI, only it was the sexy kind of swapping, or disturbing kind, depending on how you look at it.

Its sexy if you and your wife are both legitimately into the idea, If one of you has to browbeat the other into it, than its kinda disturbing. I mean if you nag your partner into the idea and they wasn't really into it its almost like a little brother to rape.
 
2012-06-03 11:10:26 AM
What's next, quilting bees?
 
2012-06-03 11:11:51 AM
Remember people.

The IRS still wants their pound of flesh, even if you barter something.
 
2012-06-03 11:12:03 AM
Food swapping is not sweeping the nation in any way, shape or form. Just looking at that article is embarassing to humanity.
 
2012-06-03 11:14:19 AM
who would confuse swapping with a swinging or keys party? i saw 'the ice storm' and am with the times (since the 70's?)

reminds me of this one time the neighbors were having a 'plastics' party. i was thinking of latex and stuff (giggity), but they were thinking tupperware. :-(
 
2012-06-03 11:16:20 AM
Are they really trying to sell Amway?

www.virtual-history.com
 
2012-06-03 11:17:10 AM
www.joesdaily.com
 
2012-06-03 11:17:18 AM

divgradcurl: who would confuse swapping with a swinging or keys party? i saw 'the ice storm' and am with the times (since the 70's?)

reminds me of this one time the neighbors were having a 'plastics' party. i was thinking of latex and stuff (giggity), but they were thinking tupperware. :-(


Those are called "pleasure parties" these days, and it's an excuse for women to get drink and giggle at dildos while swearing up and down they would never use one, until they order the double ended one.
 
2012-06-03 11:17:27 AM

GoldDude: Food swapping, eh? How about pink tacos?


How about blue waffles?
 
2012-06-03 11:18:53 AM
If you go swapping, you should expect potluck.
 
2012-06-03 11:19:31 AM

meat0918: Remember people.

The IRS still wants their pound of flesh, even if you barter something.


I knew you had to declare barter income, but I assumed you were posting that mostly as a joke and you didn't have to declare if something was worth less than $100, or some other reasonable cutoff.

Nope, the cutoff is $1. Those jars of preserves from the story need to be declared, or it's a $100 penalty per jar.
 
2012-06-03 11:23:46 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: i was thinking of cum swappng
anyone else


So, you see the words "Food Swapping" and think "Cum Swapping."
Well, whatever floats your boat.
 
2012-06-03 11:25:05 AM

Krieghund: meat0918: Remember people.

The IRS still wants their pound of flesh, even if you barter something.

I knew you had to declare barter income, but I assumed you were posting that mostly as a joke and you didn't have to declare if something was worth less than $100, or some other reasonable cutoff.

Nope, the cutoff is $1. Those jars of preserves from the story need to be declared, or it's a $100 penalty per jar.


i see two issues with the IRS on this one. you could just say it was a gift (you gave them a gift, they gave you a gift) or you could say you only would charge 99 cents for a jar of preserves, niet?
 
2012-06-03 11:25:32 AM
meat0918: Those are called "pleasure parties" these days, and it's an excuse for women to get drink and giggle at dildos while swearing up and down they would never use one, until they order the double ended one.

Agreed... I came in at the end of one of those once (giggity) to a roomful of incredibly horny women dressed like it was a bachelorette party, all of them holding wine glasses and discretely unlabeled shopping bags the size of baguettes.
 
2012-06-03 11:28:04 AM
How long until the CDC and FDA and whatever else starts cracking down on these food swapping parties? Homemade food? Who knows of the safety that went into making the food? Won't someone think of the children?
 
2012-06-03 11:31:16 AM
WHERE IS THE FDA, TO SAVE US FROM THESE HEINOUS CRIMINAL ACTS!?!? Time for sting operations and early morning gunpoint raids! PROTECT AMERICA!
 
2012-06-03 11:31:47 AM

Krieghund: meat0918: Remember people.

The IRS still wants their pound of flesh, even if you barter something.

I knew you had to declare barter income, but I assumed you were posting that mostly as a joke and you didn't have to declare if something was worth less than $100, or some other reasonable cutoff.

Nope, the cutoff is $1. Those jars of preserves from the story need to be declared, or it's a $100 penalty per jar.


If the person sold 2 million $1 jars that's a lot of tax money...

/ income is income, for tax purposes
//don't want to eat food prepared by strangers without a license
///e coli, etc
 
2012-06-03 11:32:04 AM

Krieghund: Jon iz teh kewl: i was thinking of cum swappng
anyone else

So, you see the words "Food Swapping" and think "Cum Swapping."
Well, whatever floats your boat.


i didn't read the article. but thanks for equating food = cum in my mind
 
2012-06-03 11:32:14 AM
I just got around to watching 'contagion' last night. I don't think I'll be partaking in food swapping.
 
2012-06-03 11:33:38 AM
I ale ale stuff I like because I like it. At the same time, I know that everyone else in the world has horrible taste in just about everything.

In other words, blow me, subby.
 
2012-06-03 11:34:22 AM
The IRS adheres to materiality/scope when performing their audits - if it will cost them more to pursue the money than they will collect if they're right, they'll generally not do so. Additionally, tax years older than three years are closed to audit unless the IRS believes there to be fraud. Lastly, you could probably argue that, in a food swap exchange, that the cost of the foods you trade in close enough to the foods received to result in no net income from the transaction. Unless you're trading $600+ dollars in bartered goods per year (transactions over $600 may require a 1099 to be file), the IRS is likely to simply purse bigger fish.

On topic: I love food and if I had neighbors that cooked I'd potentially be interested in this type of thing.
 
2012-06-03 11:36:05 AM
The crazy wife of my friend home schools her five kids, because to her the public schools in Kansas were "slanted too far left." So, she apparently has this big community of home schooling folks, who refer to their children as "free range kids" or "uncaged kids" (because regular schools are "prison camps") and have regular swap parties.

Kids clothes, toys, home school materials like textbooks and the like are all traded. Apparently they have to set up in fair grounds every other month or so because of all the people that come.

Did I mention that she's crazy?

/its a wonder my friend hasn't killed her yet
 
2012-06-03 11:38:04 AM

MBZ321: How long until the CDC and FDA and whatever else starts cracking down on these food swapping parties? Homemade food? Who knows of the safety that went into making the food? Won't someone think of the children?


I'm sure it's coming.

Full disclosure: My wife organizes a neighborhood food and craft swap, one in fall and one in early summer. There is a liability waiver or something every participant has to sign, as well as a warning about food allergies, pathogens, etc. Hasn't scared anyone off.

I'm paranoid about sanitizing stuff when I make preserves, canning or making beer, but I know others are not. I stay away from other people's canned goods, except my mother in law's, because I know she's as diligent with cleanliness during canning as I am.

//I don't barter my beer at these things, to many potential legal issues.
 
2012-06-03 11:43:09 AM

meat0918: Remember people.

The IRS still wants their pound of flesh, even if you barter something.


Can you pay the IRS in jam?
 
2012-06-03 11:50:55 AM

MBZ321: How long until the CDC and FDA and whatever else starts cracking down on these food swapping parties? Homemade food? Who knows of the safety that went into making the food? Won't someone think of the children?


According to the link below the article, the CDC appears to be currently employed in covering up the imminent zombie appocolypse.
 
2012-06-03 12:08:28 PM

New Farkin User Name: Jon iz teh kewl: i was thinking of cum swappng
anyone else

Meh, I was thinking of 'key swapping'

/you all pile your keys, pick one, and whoever...
//Oh, nevermind


I follow. Saw it on That 70's Show.

So....where's the fish bowl?
 
2012-06-03 12:08:33 PM
Wife swapping? Nah, I never got "shares well with others" in kindergarten.
 
2012-06-03 12:10:48 PM

R.A.Danny: Can you pay the IRS in jam?


Given that the government wouldn't take whiskey as a form of payment in the time leading up to the Whiskey Rebellion, I'm guessing paying in jam isn't going to happen. Though I relish the thought of some bureaucrat opening a mailing envelope full of jam.
 
2012-06-03 12:13:40 PM

bim1154: None of my neighbors cook worth a sh*t, so that isn't happening.


Came to say this.
 
2012-06-03 01:21:54 PM
I wish more of my neighbors gardened. I've got arugula, lettuce and spinach a-plenty this year, way more than we can eat, & the tomatoes will be coming in soon. If I could swap leafy greens & some of the other stuff we grow for corn or onions or something my wife would be a happy camper.
 
2012-06-03 01:25:03 PM

Krieghund: meat0918: Remember people.

The IRS still wants their pound of flesh, even if you barter something.

I knew you had to declare barter income, but I assumed you were posting that mostly as a joke and you didn't have to declare if something was worth less than $100, or some other reasonable cutoff.

Nope, the cutoff is $1. Those jars of preserves from the story need to be declared, or it's a $100 penalty per jar.


Yeah, but that's the same for all businesses, and the IRS does see this as a business. The other cutoff is 100 transactions, if you're under that they don't care - if your barter is really more of a home-based hobby, you might not hit that. (I think 1000 transactions or less than $600 total value would make more sense.) Plus any business doesn't have to report a 1099 for your services if the total amount of labor is for under $600, so you can skate by doing a few hours of work here and there.

Another pound of flesh is that you're required to file a 1099-B per transaction; seriously, you have to get the SSN of everyone you gave a jar of jam to in exchange for dog walking or lawn mowing. It's a good idea to join one of the big bartering organizations so that you limit your required recordkeeping to raw amount for anyone else within that org.
 
2012-06-03 01:50:11 PM
I went to a wife-swapping party once and all I got for mrswambu was a cool toaster oven, but it was broken, so we're still together.
 
2012-06-03 01:50:47 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: i was thinking of cum swappng
anyone else


What, are you getting an invite list together?
 
rka
2012-06-03 02:00:03 PM
What are you talking about Glen?

What am I talkin' about? I'm talkin' about sex, boy, what the hell you talkin' about? I'm talkin' about l'amour! I'm talkin' that me and Dot are swingers, as in "to swing." I'm talkin' about wife swappin'. I'm talkin' about what they call nowadays open marriage. I'm talk...

*pow*

Keep your goddamn hands off my wife!
 
2012-06-03 02:24:01 PM
Is this a modified pot luck dinner where everyone brings a dish to pass?
 
2012-06-03 02:39:54 PM

ajax6677: Is this a modified pot luck dinner where everyone brings a dish to pass?


THIS.
 
2012-06-03 03:13:48 PM
This sounds like a good trend. People are getting back to the old ways of satisfying their basic psychological needs by doing things that get them into direct contact with people and forming face to face community again. Admittedly they are in some cases doing it through the Web, which wasn't the case in most of human history, but still...

People are getting tired of going on line for hours and not meeting real live human beings. This is not the only example of using the web in this way. I give you-

www.tellmeastory.com.au

www.campfirecollective.com.au

www.colunching.com

All web-based ways of meeting real live people who you didn't know before with the aim of making new friends.

It seems we just want to be real people once more.
 
2012-06-03 03:32:50 PM
images.wikia.com
 
2012-06-03 06:03:27 PM
If your neighbors ask if you and your wife are into swapping and suggest having a swapping party at their home on a Saturday night with some of their married friends, it's not what you think

Unless you are interested, then it's the kind you think it is, because otherwise, oh no no no, but if you are, but if you aren't interested, I mean it's about the food swapping, what did you think it was?
 
2012-06-03 10:55:51 PM

Brick-House: GoldDude: Food swapping, eh? How about pink tacos?

How about blue waffles?


Protip: You really don't want to GIS "blue waffles".
 
2012-06-03 10:59:44 PM

GoldDude: Brick-House: GoldDude: Food swapping, eh? How about pink tacos?

How about blue waffles?

Protip: You really don't want to GIS "blue waffles".


Yep! Fire burns. Goddamnit so much!
 
2012-06-03 11:41:34 PM

Barricaded Gunman: meat0918: Those are called "pleasure parties" these days, and it's an excuse for women to get drink and giggle at dildos while swearing up and down they would never use one, until they order the double ended one.

Agreed... I came in at the end of one of those once (giggity) to a roomful of incredibly horny women dressed like it was a bachelorette party, all of them holding wine glasses and discretely unlabeled shopping bags the size of baguettes.


Never buy from those parties, they are unsure of what grade silicone they use, btw medical grade is the best and most safe. Pay the extra money and buy good quality toys.
 
2012-06-04 09:53:32 AM

imprimere: Are they really trying to sell Amway?

[www.virtual-history.com image 300x177]


"It's Confederated Products. It's a different company, it's a different quality of product."
 
2012-06-04 09:55:58 AM
It's like going to any church, fourth of july or memorial day picnic. It's obvious what the foreign families brought or who can't cook. So someone like myself gets screwed because all the good food I brought get scarfed down and we're left with Klav Kloush or someone who dumped a can of green beans into a bowl and heated it up.
 
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