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Old 07-05-2013, 09:38
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I can't get my head around this.

Lauren Hill is doing three months in prison for tax evasion, fair enough, but her reason for avoiding tax is this...

"I am a child of former slaves who had a system imposed on them," Hill said in court. "I had an economic system imposed on me."
She was also a millionairess who didn't pay tax.

Why did she blame slavery and the state? Is she bonkers?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22429181
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:44
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Yes barmy. I liked her album.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:11
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1) Oh, wait. I was thinking of Faith Hill.

2) People will say anything to dodge jail time.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:15
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Most of us probably have ancestors who didn't have much of a say with regards to the rules of the land, so we could all make the same claim.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:17
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I think Ms Hill tries to be a bit of a Revolutionary. Having said that I enjoyed her musical offerings in the 90s.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:20
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once a crook........
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:20
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Most of us probably have ancestors who didn't have much of a say with regards to the rules of the land, so we could all make the same claim.
I don't fancy my chances.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:23
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I think Ms Hill tries to be a bit of a Revolutionary. Having said that I enjoyed her musical offerings in the 90s.
How did Lauryns father-in-law like his doughnuts?
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:24
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How did Lauryns father-in-law like his doughnuts?
He made an Exodus before i managed to find out, i am afraid!
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:25
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He made an Exodus before i managed to find out, i am afraid!


Well played.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:26
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I'm sure we could all think of some injustice which we could use as a justification to ignore tax. But we don't.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:31
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The bankrupt and 'famous' list over here seems soft in comparison...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-tax-bill.html

She got away with it by blaming it on Saruman.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:05
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She didn't mind being 'a child of former slaves' and having 'an economic system imposed upon her' when she was making millions in record sales did she. Can't have it both ways!
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:17
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Her eyebrows really irritate me in the DS article
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:24
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She didn't mind being 'a child of former slaves' and having 'an economic system imposed upon her' when she was making millions in record sales did she. Can't have it both ways!
Whilst I kinda agree, I think it would be wrong to forget why there are people of her ethnicity in America.
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Old 07-05-2013, 17:26
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Though she did make that statement, her actual reason for not paying tax was because she ended her music career to raise her children and so didn't have the earnings to pay the tax.

Completely missing the point that the tax was from the earnings she had already made.

The slavery thing is just stupid, yes slavery was awful but it didn't happen in her life.
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Old 07-05-2013, 17:52
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She's right, she is a slave. Of her own stupidity.
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Old 07-05-2013, 18:53
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Wiki says her parents were "high school English teacher Valerie Hill and computer programmer Mal Hill" in New Jersey. Oh, the humanity!
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Old 07-05-2013, 21:12
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Obnoxious woman.
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Old 07-05-2013, 21:19
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Surprised she's going to Jail....can't be famous enough to escape jail.....
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Old 07-05-2013, 22:06
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What I don't get is she's paid $900 000 already but still has to go to jail. LINDSAY LOHAN ANYONE?? That idiot gets so many chances to sort her s*** out and still says stupid things like "I believe everything happens for a reason" yes, it happened because you were coked up, k***head
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Old 07-05-2013, 22:25
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She's off her rocker. Even by celeb standards, you've lost the plot when you start "reasoning" like that.
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Old 07-05-2013, 22:33
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Iz it cos she's a n****r? Judging by her messages she thinks that's the reason.
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Old 07-05-2013, 22:52
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Brilliant talent but barking mad and not in a good way. She could have been a huge star had she not lost the plot
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Old 07-05-2013, 22:54
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She could have been a huge star had she not lost the plot
yeah by using "other peoples work"....
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