Saturday, April 16, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Tax Day................

Interesting List of Taxes that exist today

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
Capital Gains Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Court Fines (indirect taxes)
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel permit tax
Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon)
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax Interest expense (tax on the money)
Inventory tax IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Local Income Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Septic Permit Tax
Service Charge Taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Taxes (Truckers)
Sales Taxes
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Road Toll Booth Taxes
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone federal excise tax
Telephone federal universal service fee tax
Telephone federal, state and
local surcharge taxes
Telephone minimum usage surcharge tax
Telephone recurring and non-recurring charges tax
Telephone state and local tax
Telephone usage charge tax
Toll Bridge Taxes
Toll Tunnel Taxes
Traffic Fines (indirect taxation)
Trailer Registration Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax

Workers Compensation Tax

"Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago and our nation was the most prosperous in the world, had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world and only one parent had to work to support the family."

What happened?

h/t to Gatordoug

Feel Good Story for the Weekend...

It's a scene right out of a Disney movie, mother goose has lost her lifelong mate and is now left alone to create and tend to her nest in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, NY.  She spends the day sheltering her eggs from the cool spring air inside an empty urn she has chosen as home.
The loss of her male partner and guardian now makes her vulnerable to any would-be predators that choose to approach the nest.  But, in an unlikely twist of fate, an adult deer has befriended the mother goose, taking over the role of protector.


"We are Born to Die"- Walter Breuning

RIP to the world's oldest man. 114 years on this planet.
Born in 1896

Here's the world's oldest man's secret to a long life:
- Embrace change, even when the change slaps you in the face. ("Every change is good.")
- Eat two meals a day ("That's all you need.")
- Work as long as you can ("That money's going to come in handy.")
- Help others ("The more you do for others, the better shape you're in.")
Then there's the hardest part. It's a lesson Breuning said he learned from his grandfather: Accept death.
"We're going to die. Some people are scared of dying. Never be afraid to die. Because you're born to die," he said.

Now those are some simple good ideas to live by.



Thursday, April 14, 2011

Re-election Posters......... (never gonna happen)

The idea to do re-election posters was a stroke of genius by my "Blogfather".
I was surfing over at "The Daley Gator" and borrowed a line from gatordoug that
I felt worked well given the direction we are headed:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Set the wayback Machine to 1977......

Well Worth the 15 minutes to read this......

Think about a country with a 15 trillion dollar debt whose leaders and media insist that everything is going swimmingly. A government which goes into debt for grandiose projects every year-- and none of them ever amount to anything. A new year and a new trillion dollar budget, packed full of projects that are dead ends. Grand ideas that make the politicians feel good about themselves, but can never work. We beat the Soviet Union-- but these days we look a lot like it. A repressive bureaucracy, an out of touch political class, mounting debt, failing industries and an angry populace caught between government benefits and enforced poverty.

We're losing our competence, the same way that the Russians lost theirs. The same way that people living under every ideological tyranny does.



HOLY CRAP...fill your pants moment.....

Can you imagine sitting in that little jet and getting tossed around like that???

The pilots on that little commuter plane must have experienced some serious
g-force, being at the far end of the pivot point of the rear wheels.

That plane looked like a little toy............


Monday, April 11, 2011

Smahtest Man Ever..............

Guy is remodeling bathroom.

Guy finds Korean War Shell hidden in wall.

Guy hands wife the shell to carry outside....