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Paranormal Activities: The Marked Shorties

Published on March 1, 2014 By bmagnus

Happy March! Let’s get started…. Student Loans: Officially dragging down the economy. I think I have a way to increase consumer spending: This is crazy talk I know, but if the minimum wage were higher, people who make minimum wage could afford to buy stuff. And the Supreme Court makes it worse: Now the government […]

Music Monday: I Love Trash

Published on June 3, 2013 By bmagnus

Thank Jukkou for this one:   In Closing: Must see pictures from Turkey; Always Low Wages; Four Horsemen; Duhpartment of Research shows young people are generally progressive; right, because I totally am going to go to a drugstore for sushi and a makeover</sarcasm>; food stamps are a good thing (heh); tax breaks; I kinda like […]

A Few Words about Taxes and the IRS

Published on May 30, 2013 By bmagnus

Forbidden Fruit. Apple has been getting grilled for following the law in a manner that reduces their taxes. Frankly, most of us choose to do legal things to minimize our tax liability. Give a charitable donation? Buy a house with a mortgage? You could be guilty of following the law! I’m with the CEO of Google […]

Music Monday: I like the song but could do without the vocals

Published on April 29, 2013 By bmagnus

Seriously, what exactly does that add? In closing: grey area; the rich get richer; yeah right; la la la la la la la la; and Masako-sama.

Music Monday: April 15

Published on April 15, 2013 By bmagnus

George Harrison and Eric Clapton playing the opening track of Revolver, which is in my opinion the best album the Beatles ever did:   Just a reminder, my ideas for tax simplification include: Make the standard deduction equal to the poverty line. Nobody will be “taxed into poverty” ever again. Cap itemized deductions at 3 […]

Music Monday: Farewell, Mouseketeer

Published on April 8, 2013 By bmagnus

Annette Funicello has passed away.   In Closing: Agreed?; working in America; 100 Very Vegas Facts; That’s the Fact Jack; cutting the cord.

Do you think these two things might be related?

Published on February 26, 2013 By bmagnus

Fact one: Home prices are up nationwide. By how much depends on which index you like to use. Fact two: The number of available existing homes listed is down. Not down a little bit, but down about 17% in 146 metro areas (I think that qualifies as “nationwide”) and down over 25% in a couple dozen […]

Music Monday: Not Worried about the Sequester

Published on February 25, 2013 By bmagnus

It isn’t like I can do anything about it. By the way, did you know that the budget deficit is getting smaller?   In Closing: Lightning strikes twice at the AAP; Lack of devils in the details; How the rich avoid taxes; Don’t cry for Kenny; 15th Amendment; Ha!; Bad idea; Good question; and cat […]

Open Letter to Los Angeles

Published on February 16, 2013 By bmagnus

Hi L.A., How are you? This is a little awkward. See, the thing is that I do like you. I don’t mind your sprawl. I love your museums. How many cities have their very own tar pit?  You have a cute little Chinatown. The thing is, I don’t think you are safe anymore. The problem […]

No Reason to Subscribe to Fortune

Published on January 16, 2013 By bmagnus

Let’s cut to the meat: [I]f America fails to enact historic, structural reforms in spending, an entirely new source of revenue will be needed. And it’s likely to be enacted in haste and near-panic, as the only option to forestalling a crisis. “The gap between revenues and outlays will be simply too large,” says J.D. […]