The Daily Caller, IRS Employee Got Unemployment For 5 Years Before Anyone Noticed: A former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employee collected unemployment benefits for five years before anyone caught her,according to the Department of Justice (DOJ)
Speaking of taxes and certainties in life a committed surfer and professional Master of Ceremonies, John Clingan shared with a crowd of 300 the following story of deduction from The US case how arsonists tax deduction claim went up in smoke ...
Police tax office begin investigations into Parramatta eels over salary cap scandal
Public service writing should be clear and direct, active and accountable. Sentences should be action-orientated, lush with verbs. We should use doing words because we are doers, or we should be. The active voice should be the grammatical standard: ‘I decided’, rather than ‘it was decided’. Insist on your staff writing competently, succinctly and accurately. Frankly, any competent officer in the APS should be able to draft a cogent and logical paper of around, let’s say, 2000 words without seeking the text and template of what was prepared before. Regrettably, too often staff papers are a pedestrian and ill-thought out mash of cut-and-paste sections of pre-existing text, which may or may not be relevant to the issue. Words and meaning often part company in such taped-together, textual wrecks. Sadly, too many senior officers end up spending far too much time, often late at night, re-writing such sloppy fare. There are exceptions, but they are too few Michael Pezzullo: an empire of rules or a commonwealth of ideas?
Talking TED talking is about giving not taking Most SESs and CEOs miss the point ...
World’s oldest person dies in New York City, aged 116 USA Today
Breakfast Backtrack: Maybe Skipping The Morning Meal Isn’t So Bad NPR (David L). Don’t take this too far. There is evidence that if you don’t eat until the evening, you slow your metabolism down, which makes it harder to maintain your weight
The Guardian (UK)
Trains In France Bring Art Into Commuters’ Daily Routines
By Lambert Strether of Corrente.
Spring is here! Spring is here. Life is skittles, and life is beer!–Tom Lehrer
Readers, this will be a brief post because it’s a lovely moist day, ideal for scatterering wildflower seeds, and I want to get out into the garden, and I bet you do, too, if you have a garden, or it has you. Now, up where I am in Zone 5b, we’re two full weeks away from Memorial Day, the traditional day for planting, but mud season is over, the forsythia is out, the lilacs are budding, and my garden is blanketed with winter detritus — the occasional student’s beer can, flattened styrofoam coffee cups, faded receipts, cigarette butts, great masses of twigs, lots and lots of road sand from the plows, and the solids left behind when the snow melted into the spring air — because I’ve been lazy. No more of that! (And to be fair, I feel like my mental filters got clogged in the past few days from processing too much news, and olds. I need a quick break.)
Politics aside, the RBA view on negative gearing is no secret
Washington Free Beacon, Americans Earning Six Figures or More Pay Nearly 80% of Individual Income Taxes; These Earners Represent Only 16% of Individual Income Tax Filers: