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  • Putin gives tax exile Depardieu Russian citizenship

    01/03/2013 5:45:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 3, 2013 | Alexei Anishchuk
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted citizenship to Gerard Depardieu, the French movie star who is quitting his homeland to avoid a tax hike on the rich, the Kremlin said on Thursday. The "Cyrano de Bergerac" actor bought a house across the border in Belgium last year to avoid a new tax rate for millionaires in France planned by Socialist President Francois Hollande but said he could also seek tax exile elsewhere. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Depardieu had applied for citizenship after Putin told reporters last month that he would be welcome in Russia. "The citizenship could not have...
  • Fiscal Cliff Bill Hurts Charities & Donors

    01/03/2013 5:44:33 AM PST · by Edmunds mom · 2 replies
    PhilanthropyDaily.com ^ | 1/2/2013 | Scott Walter
    The charitable deduction wasn’t dumped off the fiscal cliff, but it was dented in the new law passed by Congress. That bill does not include cuts to your charitable tax deduction that are as big as President Obama proposed in his last budget, but it does trim deductibility for donors. The most important stat is the swag Congress and the President expect to receive by cutting deductions: $152 billion over a decade. Economic growth and wealth creation are vital to the charitable sector’s health, which means punitive taxes will harm charities and wealth creators alike. Too bad so few in...
  • Word For The Day, Thursday, January 3, 2013 – advert

    01/03/2013 5:40:41 AM PST · by secret garden · 51 replies
    dictionaries ad nauseam | 3 January 2013 | Thursday's sub
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". advert \ad-VURT\, verb1. To remark or comment; refer (usually followed by to): He adverted briefly to the news of the day.2. To turn the attention (usually followed by to): The committee adverted to the business at hand. Example sentences:To understand the nature of those commotions, and the part which Baxter took in them, it will be necessary to advert to the state of religion in the country at large.-- Richard Baxter, William Orme,...
  • Taxpayer-Funded Stadiums a Lose-Lose Proposition

    01/03/2013 5:38:28 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 23 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/2/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    The owners of the Detroit Red Wings are looking to building a new $650-million entertainment district for the team in downtown Detroit with the help of state and local taxpayers. The plan is in its early stages and details are scarce, but the overwhelming economic consensus is that subsidized stadiums are huge losers for taxpayers. Amidst all the other excitement in Lansing, a bill to exempt certain businesses from state and local taxes via the Downtown Development Act was signed by Gov. Rick Snyder recently. According to MIRS Capitol Capsule, this “paves the way” for a replacement for Joe Louis...
  • Ten Ways to Start the New Year Fres

    01/03/2013 5:34:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    It's the beginning of a new year and a great chance to start over -- but how? Here are 10 ways to gain a fresh start in 2013. 1) What's past is past. Wipe all the disappointments of 2012 from your mind. They cannot be changed, and any amount of dwelling and wallowing will not help. Pretend you have amnesia and that it never happened, while retaining the lessons learned from the experience. Then do this again every month, every week, every morning. 2) Define success. Whether it be money made, time spent, lives changed, experiences created, every person has...
  • Subaru recalls nearly 634,000 cars and SUVs

    01/03/2013 5:28:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 3, 2013 8:12 AM EST
    Subaru is recalling nearly 634,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because lights beneath the doors can overheat and cause fires. The recall affects all Outback and Legacy cars from model years 2010 and 2011. …
  • Hollywood A-listers called hypocrites on issue of gun violence in ‘Demand a Plan’ response video

    01/03/2013 5:22:45 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 02, 2013
    Several big-name Hollywood stars appear in a new anti-gun public service YouTube video calling for Americans to demand that their elected officials come up with a strategy to curb gun violence. In the video, A-listers like Cameron Diaz, Paul Rudd, and Chris Rock read the names of the sites of the most horrific gun massacres before calling on viewers to “demand a plan” to stop mass shootings. But now a new video called “Demand a Plan – Demand Celebrities Go F*** Themselves” has been created that highlights the gun violence many of these same stars have taken part in in...
  • The GOP's Anti-Muslim Wing Is In Retreat (BARF ALERT)

    01/03/2013 5:18:41 AM PST · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 3 Jan 12 | By Tim Murphy and Adam Serwer
    Over the last four years, a die-hard cadre of activists and their allies in Congress have dragged the Republican Party into a fever swamp of Islamophobia and barely-concealed anti-Muslim bigotry. In their paranoid scenario, Islamic Shariah law is creeping into American courts; the Department of Justice has come under the sway of the Muslim Brotherhood; and the president’s engagement ring includes secret writing that indicates Muslim loyalties. But after a November election that saw three of the party's loudest voices on "creeping Shariah" defeated—and the GOP presidential nominee ignore the issue entirely—the anti-Islam movement within the Republican party may have...
  • President Obama’s paradoxical presentation on the ‘fiscal cliff’ dealet [Afraid to call him LIAR]

    01/03/2013 5:17:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/3/13 | Glenn Kessler
    ... We’re back from vacation and, like many Americans, have been trying to figure out the details of the “fiscal-cliff” deal —one of those classic middle-of-the-night congressional compromises that please virtually no one. The White House, by its own accounting, ended up with $737 billion in deficit reduction, a far cry from the $2 trillion or so that it originally sought. But that hasn’t stopped President Obama from touting the deal as a victory in a campaign-style video for supporters. But a politician who highlights good news often leaves out the bad news. Let’s see what’s missing from Obama’s presentation.
  • Bad Inventions ... Ann Coulter

    01/03/2013 5:17:06 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 38 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 2 Jan 2013 | Ann Coulter
    I am bored with politics, refuse to pay attention to the news and am watching only True Crime TV shows and Turner Classic Movies these days. With the Democrats controlling the Senate and presidency, nothing good can possibly come out of Washington for at least another two years. So I thought I'd start the new year with something useful, like a short list of bad inventions. (1) SILENT DISHWASHERS Are people installing dishwashers next to their beds? I've checked my "Top 500 Daily Irritations" list and dishwasher noise is not on it. What possible benefit derives from having a dishwasher...
  • Bad Inventions

    01/03/2013 5:17:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2013 | Ann Coulter
    I am bored with politics, refuse to pay attention to the news and am watching only True Crime TV shows and Turner Classic Movies these days. With the Democrats controlling the Senate and presidency, nothing good can possibly come out of Washington for at least another two years. So I thought I'd start the new year with something useful, like a short list of bad inventions. (1) SILENT DISHWASHERS Are people installing dishwashers next to their beds? I've checked my "Top 500 Daily Irritations" list and dishwasher noise is not on it. What possible benefit derives from having a dishwasher...
  • Illegal Immigrant Pedophile May Be Released in Chicago Area

    01/03/2013 5:13:59 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 3, 2013 | Michael Volpe
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Illegal Immigrant Pedophile May Be Released in Chicago AreaPosted By Michael Volpe On January 3, 2013 @ 12:10 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments Front Page Magazine has been able to confirm that an individual recently arrested for the sexual assault of a three year old near Chicago, Illinois is here illegally, and confusion between Cook County officials and officials from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) means that all thatÂ’s standing in the way of freedom for this sexual predator is a Cook County judge. Cook County judges have been the subject...
  • RUSSIANS NOW 60 MILES FROM LATVIA; BUNA AREA CLEARED OF THE JAPANESE (1/3/43)

    01/03/2013 5:12:23 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 10 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/3/43 | Ralph Parker, Drew Middleton, A.C. Sedgwick, F. Tillman Durdin, Bertram D. Hulen, J. Norman Lodge
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
  • Morsi: The Common Tyrant

    01/03/2013 5:10:54 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 3, 2013 | Theodore Shoebat
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Morsi: The Common TyrantPosted By Theodore Shoebat On January 3, 2013 @ 12:32 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Muhammad Morsi is right now doing what any tyrant would do: use the emotions of the people to comply with what you want.In his address to the senate, Morsi blamed the decrease in tourism (from which Egypt’s economy thrives) on his opposition, who “violated the peacefulness of politics.”This accusation takes advantage of the current economic crises, which is a result of the Muslim Brotherhood, and sets a justification for violence against those who oppose...
  • Cliff averted, it’s on to the next fiscal crisis

    01/03/2013 5:10:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 3, 2013 12:34 AM EST | Andrew Taylor
    Onward to the next fiscal crisis. Actually, several of them, potentially. The New Year’s Day deal averting the “fiscal cliff” lays the groundwork for more combustible struggles in Washington over taxes, spending and debt in the next few months. President Barack Obama’s victory on taxes this week was the second, grudging round of piecemeal successes in as many years in chipping away at the nation’s mountainous deficits. Despite the length and intensity of the debate, the deal to raise the top income tax rate on families earning over $450,000 a year—about 1 percent of households—and including only $12 billion in...
  • ‘Negotiating’ With the Left: A Waste of Time

    01/03/2013 5:08:31 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 3, 2013 | Tom Blumer
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - ‘Negotiating’ With the Left: A Waste of TimePosted By Tom Blumer On January 3, 2013 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments Having lived in Greater Cincinnati for most of my life, I’ve had a chance to observe Congressman John Boehner’s actions and performance from a perspective most haven’t.Most of what I saw until he became House Speaker in January 2011 was good — usually very good. What has transpired since has not been. Boehner and House Republicans have been unable to put the brakes on the country’s headlong rush towards insolvency...
  • Obama signs $633B defense bill

    01/03/2013 5:04:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 3, 2013 12:39 AM EST
    President Barack Obama has signed a $633 billion defense bill for next year that tightens penalties on Iran and bolsters security at diplomatic missions worldwide after the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya. …
  • St. Paul City Council calls for statewide ban on semi-automatics

    01/03/2013 5:02:38 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 1-3-12 | city hall scoop
    The city of St. Paul doesn’t have direct say over statewide gun laws, but that isn’t stopping city council members from calling for more gun control. At the Wednesday, Jan. 2 council meeting, they amended their annual request to lawmakers to include a crackdown on semi-automatic weapons and high capacity magazines. They join a chorus of municipal bodies, politicians and Hollywood celebrities clamoring for tighter gun laws in the wake of the horrific school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. Here’s a look at six proposals being mulled across the country. Some gun enthusiasts are dubious that a ban on semi-automatics would...
  • Please FREEP This Poll:JOHN BOEHNER FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE?

    01/03/2013 4:57:41 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 10 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | Jan 3 2013 | Drudge
    Please FREEP the Drudge Report Poll. JOHN BOEHNER FOR SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE? YEA NAY
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 3, 2012 [Devotional]

    01/03/2013 4:56:27 AM PST · by Vision · 2 replies
    Email ^ | 1/3/13 | Joel Osteen
    Look Straight Ahead Today's Scripture “Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.” (Proverbs 4:25, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria What are you looking at today? Not in the natural, but with your spiritual eyes. In other words, what is in the forefront of your mind and in your heart? Are you constantly dwelling on your problems or things that have happened in your past? In the natural, you will move in the direction that your eyes are looking. In the spiritual, it works the same way. Whatever you focus your mind and...