Posted on January 3, 2017 by novahockey
Posted on October 27, 2016 by markinaustin
We’re # 4!
Germany’s “Heritage” ranking alone justified labeling this post “Goofy”.
Beethoven, Mozart, and uh…
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Posted on October 3, 2016 by markinaustin
Assuming DJT lost @$1B in one year, his loss carry forward is check the box stuff, neither “genius”(Giuliani) nor “meretricious”or “suspect”(his media critics apparent take-away).
Somehow the media, by missing this point, has lost focus on the fact that this con man
lost one billion dollars.
A purely technical point: any losses that resulted in debt cancellation, either through bankruptcies or agreement, generated income to him if he benefited from the cancellation. This is probable, due to what has been revealed in litigation about the structure of his businesses. I begin to understand why DJT gets audited a lot.
I used to get audited a lot, but always ended up with tax savings through the audit because I purposely overpaid my taxes for years with the foreknowledge that I was being targeted.
FWIW, targeting is sometimes intentional, sometimes the result of one asshole in a bureaucracy, and actually usually based on the “flags” the computer looks for. I had “flags” because of – wait for it – real estate investments.
And when the S&L crisis hit in the 80s and my little empire almost went under, costing me hundreds of thousands – but NOT A BILLION – I got audited for my loss carry-forwards. For the last twenty years I practiced, sans multiple real estate investments, I was never audited. No flags on simple returns.
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Posted on September 27, 2016 by markinaustin
There was a debate last night. International currency traders thought HRC won, 15 minutes in, and did not change their opinion going forward. This was explained this morning by an executive at Forex.
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Posted on September 20, 2016 by markinaustin
Posted on August 30, 2016 by markinaustin
Syracuse, ostensibly an FBS football program in a P5 conference, opens against Colgate, an FCS team.
Michigan State, not to be outdone, opens against Furman, which may be in a lower division than even Colgate.
There are some good games scheduled this weekend – real intersectional clashes. ‘Bama is playing USC in Jerryworld. K St. goes to Stanford. UT plays ND Sunday night. Oklahoma is at UH; not a true old fashioned intersectional game, but it does pit preseason #3 against preseason #15. UNC v. UGA, Mizzou at WVa and LSU traveling to Lambeau to play Wiscy round out the potentially good games, I think, except for this one. UCLA is traveling to College Station to play the benighted Aggies. Here is UCLA’s take on Aggie “traditions”:
In other news, Turkey needs the west and the west needs Turkey, according to this article:
The EC wants to fine Apple more than a billion Euros for something.
What Texas state employees earn:
And piston engine airplanes are the last major source of lead in the atmosphere.
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Posted on May 18, 2016 by ScottC
Figured after 5 days it was time to open up a new post.
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