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  • Florida Republican calls Obamacare tax ‘racist’ against whites

    08/07/2013 8:15:01 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 15 replies
    wash examiner ^ | 8/5/13 | s. lengell
    Republican Rep. Ted Yoho said a tax on tanning salons included in President Obama’s health care overhaul law is “racist” against white people. At a town hall meeting in his north Florida district earlier this month, the freshman Tea Party favorite suggested the 10 percent tax was discriminatory because “dark skin” people don’t using tanning booths. “I had a little fun with [House Speaker] Boehner and told him about the sun tanning tax. He goes, ‘I didn’t know it was in there,’” Yoho told his constituents in an audio clip of the event posted on Right Wing Watch, a blog...
  • IRS Finalizes Tanning Tax Regulations (for Now)

    06/14/2013 7:50:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Accounting Today ^ | June13, 2013 | by Michael Cohn
    The Internal Revenue Service has finalized the regulations for the 10 percent excise tax on indoor tanning services that was included as part of the health care reform law. The IRS originally issued regulations in 2010 on the tax (see IRS Publishes Regulations on Tanning Tax), but finalized them on Monday, with some changes, and removed their status as temporary regulations. The tax originally went into effect on July 1, 2010, but they are superseded by the latest version, which applies on or after June 11, 2013. Among the issues dealt with in the latest regulations, commenters questioned the exception...
  • Man Distraught Over Presidential Election Results Kills Self

    11/14/2012 4:23:22 PM PST · by madison10 · 16 replies
    A Key West resident who police say was distraught over the presidential election results and worried about his business has apparently killed himself...
  • Embattled tanning industry fights back, taking its cues from Big Tobacco

    08/23/2012 10:57:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Open Channel (NBC News) ^ | August 23, 2012 | Bridget Huber (Fair Warning)
    A doctor in a white lab coat stands at the pearly gates. The voice of God booms, “And your good deeds?” The man responds, “Well, as a dermatologist, I’ve been warning people that sunlight will kill them and that it is as deadly as smoking.” His smug smile fades as God snaps, “You’re saying that sunlight, which I created to keep you alive, give you vitamin D and make you feel good, is deadly? And the millions of dollars you received from chemical sunscreen companies had nothing do with your blasphemy?” A bottle of SPF 1000 sunscreen materializes in the...
  • Tanning Mom Glamour Pics RevealHOTTIE Under That Hide

    06/04/2012 5:31:24 PM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 48 replies
    http://www.tmz.com ^ | June 4, 2012 | TMZ Staff
    Brace yourself -- Tanning Mom used to be white, and kinda hot ... at least she was in a series of glamour pics she posed for in an attempt to break into the world of modeling. Way back when TM, aka Patricia Krentcil, was in her 20s (think T-Rex) -- and before she turned her now infamous shade of leathery brown -- she took this headshot along with some cleavage-baring swimwear photos. Krentcil, 44, has pled not guilty to child endangerment ... saying she never took her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth. The case has been sent to a...
  • New Jersey mom arrested after allegedly taking daughter, 5, into tanning booth

    05/02/2012 8:37:46 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 53 replies
    NBCNewYork.com ^ | 5/2/12 | By Ida Siegal
    A New Jersey woman was arrested after police said she brought her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth, causing the girl to suffer burns. But 44-year-old Patricia Krentcil, who was charged with second-degree child endangerment, said her daughter was never exposed to the tanning booth's UV rays and instead got slightly sunburned while playing outside on a warm day. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The girl's father told NBC 4 New York his daughter told classmates at school that she "went tanning with Mommy." He thinks a teacher overheard, inaccurately connected the girl's sunburn to the tanning salon trip and contacted police.
  • Customer Shoots, Kills Robber At Tanning Salon

    12/12/2010 8:08:20 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 63 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Dec 12, 2010
    Customer Shoots, Kills Robber At Tanning Salon December 12, 2010 8:41 AM ORLAND PARK, Ill. (STMW) - A man died Saturday night after he was shot with his own gun while attempting to rob a tanning salon in southwest suburban Orland Park. Police received a call at 6:36 p.m. of an armed robbery occuring at L.A. Tan, 15633 S. 94th Ave, according to a release from Orland Police. Surveillance video from inside the business showed that a man entered the business, announced a robbery and pointed a handgun at a female employee, according to the release. The man then ordered...
  • New indoor tanning tax unfair, salons say ("discriminating against white women")

    07/06/2010 7:35:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies · 16+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | July 2, 2010 | Kim Archer
    The nation's indoor tanning industry was unfairly targeted when Congress imposed a 10 percent tax on its services as a way to help pay for the federal health-care reform bill, several Tulsa-area tanning salon owners say. The tax went into effect Thursday and is expected to raise $2.7 billion toward a $940 billion health-care overhaul. At first, the tax was aimed at the cosmetic surgery industry. But it was transformed at the last minute into what is known as the "tanning tax" in an effort to prevent skin cancer. Tabetha Folds, who owns Second Sun Tanning Salon, 4715 E. 11th...
  • New tax casts cloud over tanning business

    07/04/2010 6:09:43 AM PDT · by ResistorSister · 31 replies
    Canton Repository (Canton, Ohio) ^ | Jul 03, 2010 @ 10:38 PM | Robert Wang
    As a hospital nurse in Summit County, Tammy Mathia says she wants the federal government to help many of her patients afford health insurance. But as the owner of tanning salons in Canton and Alliance, Mathia strenuously objects to Congress’ levying a 10 percent tax on her customers to help pay for it. “I’m not against contributing to health care, because I’m a nurse,” she said. “I’m 100 percent toward socialized health care. I’m not for targeting one business.” The federal 10 percent tanning tax took effect nationwide Thursday. It’s the first of several taxes that will be levied as...
  • Tanning salons feel burned by new 10 percent tax (discriminates against white women)

    06/06/2010 10:14:18 AM PDT · by jern · 27 replies · 745+ views
    Virginia Pilot ^ | June 6, 2010
    In the eyes of Waverly Woods, a tax on indoor tanning discriminates against her in three ways: She's white. She's female. And she's a small-business owner. "They want to brainwash everyone into thinking tanning is the new arsenic," said Woods, who owns tanning salons in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Starting July 1, indoor tanning salons must charge their customers a 10 percent tax on sessions involving ultraviolet rays to comply with the health care law passed in March. Legislators who support the tax view it as discriminatory, too - but from their perspective, it penalizes people for an unhealthy habit....
  • FDA Panel Mulls Tanning Bed Ban for Teens Under 18 (Obama's communist nanny state continues)

    03/26/2010 3:07:35 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 17 replies · 460+ views
    fox news ^ | 3/25/2010 | ap
    Print ShareThisFederal health experts say more restrictions are needed to protect teenagers from the cancer risks of tanning beds, including a potential ban for people under 18. A panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration recommended Thursday that the agency put tighter controls on artificial tanning, ranging from requiring parental consent forms to banning the practice in younger teens. "Given the absence of any demonstrated benefit, I think it's an obligation for us to ban artificial tanning for those under 18," said panelist Dr. Michael Olding. Slideshow: The ABCDs of Skin Cancer Other members of the panel said...
  • Obamacare: New Tanning Tax

    03/25/2010 3:09:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies · 788+ views
    WTVM-TV ^ | March 25, 2010 | By Laura Ann Sills
    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - More than 30 million people tan indoors every year. The government expects to generate almost three billion dollars over ten years by taxing each of them 10%. This tax is part of the new Health Care law. "To have the government come in and just non-discriminately give us another tax like this is just one more blow. It is one more thing hurting our American dream," said Carla Plazas. Plazas owns New Life Tanning in Columbus and has been in the indoor tanning business for 10 years. She has been following the Health Care legislation and...
  • Tanning salons burned by health care bill

    03/24/2010 8:46:16 AM PDT · by NRG1973 · 67 replies · 1,429+ views
    CNN News ^ | March 24, 2010 | Blake Ellis
    The Obama administration is turning up the heat on tanning salons across the country with the passage of its new health care bill. To help fund the $940 billion health care overhaul, a 10% tax on individuals receiving indoor tanning services was tacked on, and the initiative is expected to generate $2.7 billion over ten years. As a result, many salon goers and owners are outraged by the so-called "tanning tax" and think they're being unfairly targeted by the bill. "It's terrible," said Jan Meshon, owner of City Sun Tanning in New York City. "You know how they say that...
  • Tanning tax angers American salon owners

    03/23/2010 3:44:20 PM PDT · by RedDogzRule · 58 replies · 2,136+ views
    Guardian ^ | 12/23/09 | Ed Pilkington
    In a last-minute change to the Senate bill that was agreed on Friday, a 10% tax was introduced into the legislation on all indoor tanning sessions as a way of reducing the cost of extending healthcare to many of the medically uninsured. Democratic organisers expect the levy to bring in almost $3bn over 10 years.
  • Alleged Tanning Booth Peeper Arrested

    03/11/2010 7:02:05 AM PST · by greatdefender · 9 replies · 455+ views
    POLK COUNTY, Fla. -- Officers in Polk County said they caught a man peeping in a tanning booth. Lakeland police said they arrested Mark McElwee at Leon's Tanning Salon on Hancock Street. They said he was holding a cell phone over a wall to record another customer.
  • Tanning Salon Owners Feel Burned by Proposed 10 Percent Tax

    12/24/2009 9:38:15 PM PST · by Sam_Damon · 34 replies · 1,783+ views
    WTRF-TV ^ | December 24, 2009 | Melissa Reid
    WHEELING -- Local tanning salon operators are upset over a last minute tax on their business in the health care reform bill. If the legislation passes in its current form, artificial sun worshipers would pay 10 percent more for a trip to the tanning beds.
  • Wounded Marine regaining memory

    09/18/2006 5:27:59 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 3 replies · 376+ views
    Beacon Journal ^ | Sep. 18, 2006 | Jim Carney
    Until Aug. 9, Marine Lance Cpl. Bryan Carpenter remembered nothing of being in Iraq. But on that day, something clicked in the head of the 20-year-old who grew up in Rittman and Seville. It happened while he was talking to a caseworker at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Richmond, Va. ``Oh my God, Mom,'' he later told his mother, Vicki Becerra-Huff, holding his hands over his eyes and crying, as he began to remember being at war. This week, Carpenter, now being treated at Akron General Medical Center's Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation facility in Lakemore, said he still has no memory...
  • 911 Dispatchers Ordered to Remove Tanning Bed

    09/12/2005 1:21:23 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 27 replies · 1,067+ views
    all headline news ^ | 9-12-05 | Christina Ficara
    Rogersville, TN (AHN) - Officials in Hawkins County, Tennessee are taking action against a collective purchase by their 911 dispatcher staff - a tanning bed currently residing in the central dispatch center. The Hawkins County 911 Board voted Thursday to remove the offending item, which was purchased by the dispatching team with their own money, according to The Associated Press. The center handles emergency calls for fire and law enforcement departments. County Commissioner Syble Vaughan-Trent is
  • Obesity set to become No 1 killer in US

    03/10/2004 6:24:05 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 40 replies · 467+ views
    FT ^ | 3/10/04 | Victoria Griffith
    Obesity and lack of exercise will soon overtake smoking as the leading cause of preventable death in the US, scientists from the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Tuesday. The research prompted the Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC's parent, to announce a new national advertising campaign and increased research into obesity and related diseases. "Americans need to understand that [being] overweight and obesity are literally killing us," said Tommy Thompson, HHS secretary. Anti-obesity activists were sceptical that the initiative would make a significant difference. "The government took years to act as aggressively as it might...
  • Reckless Tans

    10/24/2003 10:47:29 AM PDT · by wheelgunguru · 14 replies · 374+ views
    cbs ^ | 10-24-03 | tracy smith
    (CBS) A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute says that people who use tanning booths more than once a month increase their risk of getting cancer by 55 percent. But that hasn't stopped teenagers from flocking to booths in record numbers. CBS News Correspondent Tracy Smith reports. According to a recent survey, about a third of teenage girls use tanning booths. Yes, they've heard all the warnings about what could happen to them, but heeding those warnings is an entirely different story. Eighteen-year-old Meghan Mann can't stand life without a tan. So she "fake bakes"...
  • Falling Coconuts Kill More People Than Shark Attacks

    05/24/2002 9:31:33 AM PDT · by RightWhale · 45 replies · 1,204+ views
    unisci.com ^ | 24 May 02 | NOAA staff
    Falling Coconuts Kill More People Than Shark Attacks "Falling coconuts kill 150 people worldwide each year, 15 times the number of fatalities attributable to sharks," said George Burgess, Director of the University of Florida's International Shark Attack File and a noted shark researcher. "The reality is that, on the list of potential dangers encountered in aquatic recreation, sharks are right at the bottom of the list," said Burgess who was one of three scientists participating Tuesday in a National Sea Grant College Program and NOAA Fisheries sponsored press briefing on sharks and the risks of shark attacks at the...