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Greater Egret

Friday, September 28, 2012

9.28.12



Floating cameras in space. Nikon cameras. Courtesy of Kip.

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Justice Department docs released by ACLU shows huge increase in warrantless government surveillance. I went through the individual pdf's on the site and although they are redacted, they are informative. People are so fundamentally lame in this country that they will cede their personal liberties and civil rights with nary a bleat. Don't wake up. You're too stupid to wake up.

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Interesting article over at the New Republic. Ryan sinking Romney.

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Man eats horse? Propublica.

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Warren's shirts came in. Is my office a dump or what? Just can't get around to cleaning it. If you want one email him at Warrenbishop1940@gmail.com........$10 cost



Kim sent this from hot 'lanta.


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Bill L. sends a couple things over from the other side of the bandwidth. It's called equal time. I haven't vetted it. If you see a glaring inaccuracy here or anywhere please bring it to my attention.

Illinois Doctor Destroys Obama Care In One Amazing Sentence

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What else  have they not told us about that is buried in the health care bill!  The devil is in the details. Please pass on to your colleagues and clients.Home Sales Tax becomes effective Jan. 1, 2013 The National Association of Realtors is not pleased with this new tax and hopes this information is forwarded to every voter prior to the election in November.    It doesn’t matter which side of the political fence you sit on - it will affect ALL of us.  When does your home become part of your health care? After 2012! Your vote counts big time in 2012, make sure you and all your friends and family know about this!     HOME SALES TAX - thought you might find this interesting, -- maybe even SICKENING! The National Association of Realtors is all over this and working to get it repealed, --before it takes effect.  But, I am very pleased we aren't the only ones who know about this ploy to steal billions from unsuspecting homeowners.  How many realtors do you think will vote Democratic in 2012? Did you know that if you sell your house after 2012 you will pay a 3.8% sales tax on it?  That's $3,800 on a $100,000 home, etc.  When did this happen?  It's in the health carebill, -- and it goes into effect in 2013.  Why 2013?  Could it be so that it doesn’t come to light until after the 2012 elections?  So, this is ‘change you can believe in’? Under the new health care bill all real estate transactions will be subject to a 3.8% sales tax. If you sell a $400,000 home, there will be a $15,200 tax.  This bill is set to screw the retiring generation, -- who often downsize their homes. Does this make your November, 2012 vote more important? Oh, you weren't aware that this was in the Obama Health Care bill? Guess what; you aren't alone!  There are more than a few members of Congress that weren't aware of it either. You can check this out for yourself at:   http://www.gop.gov/blog/10/04/08/obamacare-flatlines-obamacare-taxes-home


Allan S. says that I lose him when I talk about the food thing. Other people dig it. Sorry Allan and KerryJ. Saw a village voice article last week where they critique 7-11 italian sausage. Not bad.

"The thing is made by Oscar Mayer for 7-Eleven, and really, at $1.99 it was a good deal and quite tasty. I'd get it again, if I could put on the cloak of invisibility so as not to be observed going into the place."

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We went out to Vintana with Connie and Dixon the other night for Restaurant Week. Last week the four of us went to Trattoria Trulli in Encinitas. Good meal, incredible tomato and nectarine salad. Great fruity tiramisu too. I had the veal. Hated the room, loved the food and company. Waiter a bit punchy.

Vintana is a beautiful place, like you are in a futuristic hangar. Lots of atmosphere, very hip and chic. Wish I loved the food. We started out with fritters. I had mussels and chorizo. It was pretty cold and there was barely any chorizo. I had the pork tenderloin with nectarine and fig paste. Overdone, over cooked, not memorable. Leslie's filet was much better. So so dessert, a berry crisp. We had an excellent red blend, syrah and merlot, can't remember the name. Great server Debra P. Chef Scott's cooking has honestly never really impressed me all that much. She shoots for the moon here and just misses but it is still a great dining experience.

Had a great lunch at the Prado today but that is a story unfortunately for another time.

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We will be going dark soon. Don't worry and don't touch that dial. Adios y bueno suerte.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

Here are some facts on the real estate tax on home sales that will go toward Obamacare.

http://www.factcheck.org/2012/04/realtors-the-3-8-sales-tax-and-247-medicare-premiums/

The hype is mostly fiction. Another internet rumor.

WildBill said...

Looks like Mike was faster than me.

Regarding the other side of the bandwidth:

From the website (Clash daily) with the one sentence doctor:
"Sign up for a chance to win a Mossberg Flex™ 500 All Purpose LPA 12 Gauge Shotgun. Giveaway sponsored by Patriot Outdoor News, Clash Daily, and Girls Just Wanna Have Guns."

Healthcare tax;
Snopes:
the Medicare tax will be imposed only on individuals with an income above $200,000 and couples with a joint income more than $250,000, a figure which currently excludes about 97% of all U.S. households. Second, the tax will not be assessed on every house sale, but only on real estate transactions that produce profits over a specified dollar amount
Read more at Snopes
Or, at factcheck.org:
Q: Does the new health care law impose a 3.8 percent tax on profits from selling your home?
A: No, with very few exceptions. The first $250,000 in profit from the sale of a personal residence won’t be taxed, or the first $500,000 in the case of a married couple. The tax falls on relatively few — those with high incomes from other sources.
Factcheck.org