The Official DRC Member Happy Birthday Thread!

scotchandcigar

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Gonna spend it avoiding the beach. Not only do I get a sunburn through glass in about 5 seconds, and generally not like the ocean, but I'm also trying to avoid those Massachusetts people coming to NH beaches with their Covid.
Come to Maine, we don't allow Massachusetts people. Unless you're going to be spending it in ManchVegas.
 
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HecticArt

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Oct 19, 2008
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Thanks!! :partyhat3:

My wife wanted to make big plans but Covid had other plans of making sure we couldn't make big plans. So, no big plans.

I'm okay with that though. Now I don't have to muster up a forced laugh for a dozen "over the hill"/"fifty-nifty" gag gifts.

We skipped the big silly party for my 50th and took a trip to Vancouver instead.
Can't do that right now either.

My b-day is coming up in a couple of weeks, and we're not planning on doing much.
We usually go out to a nice restaurant and eat too much, but I'm not sure if we'll bother or not.
 
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IdRatherBeSkiing

Sherbet is NOT and NEVER WILL BE ice cream.
Oct 11, 2008
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So in the "I am feeling old" department (and I could not find a thread on this), I got my official letter from Service Canada that it is now time to consider applying for my CPP (Canada Pension Plan) and I can do it online.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

Sherbet is NOT and NEVER WILL BE ice cream.
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Is that like social security?
We have something called social security which is a small government stipend. It is given to everybody when you turn 65. If you earn too much money Revenue Canada claws it back at a 100% tax rate. CPP is deducted from every paycheck. The employer also contributes the same amount (this is not a deduction but a hidden expense). The money goes to an investment department who 'grows' the investment. Then you draw out of it when you get old. I think this is similar to what you guys call your social security except our government hasn't borrowed any money from it yet.
 
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semipenguin

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We have something called social security which is a small government stipend. It is given to everybody when you turn 65. If you earn too much money Revenue Canada claws it back at a 100% tax rate. CPP is deducted from every paycheck. The employer also contributes the same amount (this is not a deduction but a hidden expense). The money goes to an investment department who 'grows' the investment. Then you draw out of it when you get old. I think this is similar to what you guys call your social security except our government hasn't borrowed any money from it yet.
I tried reading this, but ...

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