We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Re: IRS Failed to Notify Nearly 1.1 Million Identity Theft Victims
It appears the only service the Internal Revenue Service performs it taking your money (that you don't need as much as the government) from your pocket and putting it the government's where it promptly throws it away.
Not only does the IRS not notify citizens of potential fraud against them, but they don't communicate with other agencies.
"All of us can agree that victims need to know that they're victims, and need to know that an agency of the federal government, whether it's IRS or whether it's SSA, or both, ought to have some ability to talk to each other," said Indiana Republican Senator Daniel Coats at a hearing in April.
Well, Dan. You can be excused for thinking that, but we should really should no better by now.
it's not bad enough to berate women who chose to be mothers and make it a full time job, but be ungrateful and guilty over redecorating your house and bringing it into this century is a new one. HGTV would have no programming.
"The new art of war: How trolls, hackers and spies are rewriting the rules of conflict"
AS long as they are NOT JAG FAGS! Every JAG who assumes the duty of overseeing the "rules of engagement" should be required to spend at least six months engaged in actual combat missions, rather than living large in secure bunkers behind the front lines; and this should be prior to the more cushy assignment of reviewing the actions of real troops.
Otherwise, JAGs enjoy no Gold Star! (At least no more than Al Gore deserves for serving as a Army journalist!)
I find the mis-reporting on Trump's activities more and more amazing. He hit a home run yesterday, both with his meeting with the president of Mexico and then later at the rally.
And yet the media totally misreported what happened at both venues and said how awful it was. At least for the Mexico speech, I listened to it and what happened bears no relation to how it was reported by the mainstream media.
He also again totally out-maneuvered Hillary who didn't respond to the Mexican president's invitation to come meet.
Yes, it is rather maddening. Trump specifically lined out a 10-point plan. Would've been easy enough to report the 10 points, but instead they went for "This is still amnesty" or "how come he didn't bring up Mexico paying for the wall?"
That's about all they wanted to report on it.
Oh, and the fact that all of these supposed latino voters are now 'disappointed' that there was no 'softening.' LOLOLOL.
It all starts with these words, people: FOLLOW THE LAW.
Trump has said this all along. What is so hard to understand about this? You would think the press would do their due diligence and actually inform Americans about what laws may affect illegal immigrants in our country. Because there are many. And if we just enforced them equally and fairly, it would take care of a majority of the problem.
NYT: The Real Clinton Foundation Revelation ... White House political appointees and members of Congress show favoritism regularly, from how quickly they return campaign contributors’ telephone calls to which meeting requests they honor to who gets what they want in the policy arena.
During the Bush Administration, campaign donors often spent the night at the White House or Camp David, giving them intimate access to the ear of the President. Indeed, George Bush actually raised money for his library fund while he was still president, with donations being secret.