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July 2015

Wired Magazine Will Not Stand For Misogyny

The Little Rascals. Two young boys hold up a sign that reads Continue reading “Wired Magazine Will Not Stand For Misogyny”

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Blogs Are A Man’s Best Friend

A picture of an impressive home library Continue reading “Blogs Are A Man’s Best Friend”

An Easy Way To Be More Productive Than 90% Of People

A business man with way too many arms is performing multiple tasks at once. This is a humorous depiction of multitasking

Continue reading “An Easy Way To Be More Productive Than 90% Of People”

Did You Inherit Your Grandfather’s Memories?

A strand of DNA Continue reading “Did You Inherit Your Grandfather’s Memories?”

America Is Made Of Eggshells

Eggs scream for mercy as a big boot steps on them Continue reading “America Is Made Of Eggshells”

Scott Walker Is A Rabid Homophobe

Presidential candidate Scott Walker Continue reading “Scott Walker Is A Rabid Homophobe”

Can Donald Trump Beat The Puppet Master?

Close up of Donald Trump Continue reading “Can Donald Trump Beat The Puppet Master?”

Moving On To Richer Soil

A woman has her head buried in the sand, representing a self-delusional person Continue reading “Moving On To Richer Soil”

Crook County Is Run By Crooked Tax-Happy Crooks

An American citizen pours money out of his wallet into the hands of Uncle Same. This is supposed to represent excessive taxation

Yesterday I wrote a post concerning the possible 30% property tax increase to be levied on Chicago home owners. It’s important to note that this potential $200 million in state-mustered revenue will bring about virtually no positive changes to the city’s abysmal financial situation. The hole is too deep. As The Chicago Tribune reported five years ago:

The total unfunded liabilities for pensions funded by city taxpayers, meanwhile, now hover around $20 billion.

$200 million down. $19.8 billion to go. No worries though. The Department of Finance has a plan. The city will apply a 9% tax to what are being called “electronically delivered amusements”. Don’t you just love the verbiage of official government documents? The electronically delivered amusements being taxed are streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Spotify. The tax does solely apply to individual consumers enjoying Mad Men on Netflix. The tax rules were written broadly on purpose so businesses that have nothing to do with entertainment (like realtors and attorneys) can be taxed as well. This little scheme is scheduled to go into effect September 1st. They’re calling it the “cloud tax”. How cute. The cloud tax is expected to generate $12 million. $212 million down. $19,788,000,000 to go.

I predict that Crook County will eventually tax city dwellers every time they look or talk about actual clouds.

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