From an email that I received:
"I owe almost $5,500 in taxes, most of that federal, and mostly on the
$22,000 of self-employment income (the $7,000 in unemployment I got on
top of that took out for federal). That's a quarter of my earned income.
(Plus, I had to pay over $3,600 in 2015 for my taxes from 2014).
I got a $110 penalty for not having health insurance for four months, plus a
$536 penalty for supposedly getting a bigger deduction on health care
premiums than I was supposed to be getting.
April 19, 2016
Canada's commercial seal slaughter begins again in a couple of weeks.
Hard to believe this is still happening in 2016.
Tens of thousands of baby harp seals are shot and bludgeoned to death in Canada's commercial seal slaughter each year.
The U.S., the U.K. and Russia have all banned seal import products.
Canada's new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, is supportive of many social issues, including gender equality and climate change.
Wondering your views on the attached article.
Ottawa, April 16
While America considers Donald Trump as President who claims ironically "I know words, I have the best words. I have the best, but there is no better word than stupid.”
Vulture Capital Hits Home: HUD is Helping Wall Street gobble up large swaths of US housing communities for pennies on the dollar.
Wall St is profiting from having created the problem (with their profit seeking behavior) in the first place ( – NOT good! How do we know this strategy wasn’t in the back of their mind in the first place and all they needed were a bunch of American families to grind into the pavement financially?
This from CPD Action:
Hillary Clinton gave a very lengthy answer at CNN’s Democratic town hall to the question of fighting back against Republican attacks against her. She quipped, “I’ve had a lot of practice.”
She went all the way back to the 90s to recall how she’s been surprised by right-wing attacks for years. Clinton said, “They play to keep, they play to destroy. They are constantly doing whatever they can to win.”
If you're Liberal and you think Hillary Clinton is corrupt and untrustworthy, you're rewarding 25 years of GOP smearsObviously, Clinton carries with her more than 25 years in the white-hot public spotlight that Sanders doesn't -- despite his career in the Senate -- and over that length of time people have been able to form opinions of her and they're ones not likely to change at this point.
I am a 66-year-old Southern white male who has no interest in guns. I don't understand what these gun nuts see in the damn things. What are they good for? The only thing you can use them for is to shoot somebody. There's target practice, but that's not a use, it's just practice. There's self-defense, but in my 66 years on the planet there has not been one single time when I ever had need of a gun for that purpose. If I had one, I'd be much more likely to accidentally shoot myself or somebody else.
What will make the respective voters angrier? Trump being ousted in a brokered convention, or Hillary$$$ relying on super delegates that are unelected Lobbyists$$$ to win the nomination?
I can’t say whether or not the GOP is rigged or not, but the Democrat’s nominee appointment process sure as hell is!
And how about all that money Hillary et.al. took from Suadi Arabia knowing that they had a hand in 9/11!!
I do not think people understand how different a Bernie Sanders presidency would look. At his rallies he says that he will need all of us with him. But he has not yet articulated it himself, I don't think, to it's full extent.
The U.S. system is being used, in one way or another, to hold both Iran and Saudi Arabia accountable for the 9-11 attacks.
Louise and Thom:
While I always enjoy the show, the "bumper music" has long-since transcended the point of tedium. Stated another way, after hearing those two or three tunes a TRILLI0N times, I can no longer take it. Further, fading up the "music" while Thom is conducting an interview is RUDE to the person being interviewed. There are far better ways to go to a break.
Please replace this (what is in all aspects) ear-worm sonic pollution with some different tunes. Enough is enough. Seriously.
I was registered as an "undecided" voter in california. I saw on the news that the ca. Primary is a closed primary and you have to be registered either democratic or republican to vote in the primary. I called the county elections office and they told me that wasn't true- that you could vote in the primary as an "undecided" voter. I do not believe they gave me the correct information so i changed my status to "democrat" to ensure i have a vote in the primary.
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