These are really good.
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I thought this was funny coming from a leftist, but you have to call a spade, a spade.
IRS officials refused to grant tax exempt status two pro-life organizations because of their position on the abortion issue, according to a non-profit law firm, which said that one group was pressured not to protest a pro-choice organization that endorsed President Obama during the last election.
“In one case, the IRS withheld approval of an application for tax exempt status for Coalition … Read the rest
They must be true because the internet said so.
It’s too bad that it gets harder and harder to build awesome stuff in the USA due to excessive regulations. It took a little over a year to build the Empire State Building in 1930. Now it takes several years to build a tower. Case in point, the new World Trade Center. Read this story:
It took 410 days to build the Empire State Building; four years to erect the Golden Gate Bridge. The Pentagon took two years; … Read the rest
Funny because a beer in SanFran, NYC, & Miami costs like 6-8 dollars. The reasons:
- Higher Business & Property Tax
- Higher Minimum Wage
- Higher commercial rent
- Higher real estate price
So beer is really cheaper in rural areas. Regardless it’s an interesting map.
Whether you’re planning a cross-country pub crawl or just wondering how much more that Guinness would cost if you lived in Nashville, you’ll find some useful info in the Tax Foundation’s state-by-state map of America’s excise taxes … Read the rest
Seriously? You cannot even make fun of rednecks? What is this world coming to?
PHOENIX — When members of the student council at an Arizona high school organized a schoolwide “Redneck Day” and encouraged classmates to dress — and spoof — accordingly, they hoped to build school spirit leading up to prom week.
Instead, “Redneck Day” at Queen Creek High School has angered African-Americans and civil-rights leaders and touched off a debate about free speech, social stereotypes and good taste.… Read the rest
Why didn’t anyone tell me about this?
1. Tough Interrogation Tactics Can Lead To False Confessions
Interrogations are obviously an important part of the justice system but sometimes law officials employ unfair tactics to elicit a confession — which can cause an innocent person to confess to a crime they didn’t commit just so the interrogation will end.
2. Polygraph Tests Can Be Used As Evidence, Even Though There’s No Proof Of Their Accuracy
Polygraph enthusiasts claim they are 90% effective
Hawks depicted the cuts that Defense Secretary Robert Gates recently proposed for the Pentagon’s weapons programs as a savage assault on the military industrial complex. They insisted that Secretary Gates would leave us prostrate before future rivals.
Counterinsurgency enthusiasts, meanwhile cheered Mr. Gates’s willingness to swap high-tech platforms for capabilities suited to the unconventional conflicts we are fighting.
The truth is that the Gates proposal is both too cautious and inadequate. After all, Gates isn’t cutting non-war-related military spending; he’s … Read the rest
When you watch the video you can understand how powerful the blast was. Scared the little girl to death.
The blast shook houses 50 miles away and measured as a 2.1-magnitude seismic event, according to the United States Geological Survey.
Regulators generally allow it to be stored in such large quantities because ammonia only ignites on 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit. The plant in West was cited back in 2006 when residents complained to state officials that there was a strong smell … Read the rest
1) Three workers find themselves locked up, and they ask each other what they’re in for. The first man says: “I was always ten minutes late to work, so I was accused of sabotage.” The second man says: “I was always ten minutes early to work, so I was accused of espionage.” The third man says: “I always got to work on time, so I was accused of having a Western watch.”
And here are the nine runners-up:
2) An … Read the rest
The Bottom Line:
- The current income tax was started in 1913.
- What is taller than a giraffe and weighs 145 lbs? The Tax Code (72,536 pages)
- Regression analysis predicts by 2050 the tax code will be around 140,000 pages.
- The Tax Code has 5 times as many words as the bible.
- Compliance costs are estimated between 300-500 billion dollars/year.
1. Brief History:
- To help pay for the
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In an eye-opening six-month investigation into America’s disability program, Planet Money reporter Chana Joffe-Walt uncovered a “disability industrial complex” fraught with fraud that churns out 14 million checks every month to citizens the government has deemed disabled.
“Since the … Read the rest
The Irish slave trade began when James II sold 30,000 Irish prisoners as slaves to the New World. His Proclamation of 1625 required Irish political prisoners be sent overseas and sold to English settlers in the West Indies. By the mid 1600s, the Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua and Montserrat. At that time, 70% of the total population of Montserrat were Irish slaves.
Ireland quickly became the biggest source of human livestock for English merchants. The majority … Read the rest
Straight gangsta when ya say fock da man in his face.
What is a rebel? A man who says no. – Albert Camus