Strange U.S. tax law gets London Mayor.

Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, has attacked tax collectors in the U.S. after revealing he has an unpaid bill which could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

An incredulous Johnson revealed on live radio that he faces an ‘outrageous’ charge from the IRS on profits made from selling his home – because he holds dual U.S. citizenship.

The British politician, who beats Prime Minister David Cameron in opinion polls and has been touted as a potential successor, was born in New York City and lived in the United States until he was five. …

… The relevant tax for 2009 sales was 15 per cent, which would give him a total bill of $171,000.

Bombing in Afghanistan.

Suicide bomber kills 40 at volleyball match in Afghanistan

The man had entertainment value.

Former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry died early Sunday at the age of 78, according to multiple reports. …

… Barry remained a beloved figure to many D.C. voters. He won a fourth term as mayor after his release from prison and lost only once at the polls in an electoral history stretching back to 1971.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said in a statement that he will work with Barry’s family to “Plan official ceremonies worthy of a true statesman of the District of Columbia.”

I think I’ve made this mistake before.

Jordan rules out plan to ban Muslim Brotherhood

I guess this wasn’t Turkey Creek Colorado.

Day by Day

Geez …

Three days after she married her boyfriend in a temple, a 21-year-old Delhi University student was murdered by her parents and secretly cremated.

Police said Jagmohan and Savitri Yadav, residents of southwest Delhi’s Dwarka, strangled Bhawna on November 15 for marrying outside the caste. They have confessed to the murder and were arrested on Tuesday, DCP (southwest) Suman Goyal said.

Bhawna, a third-year student of Sri Venkateswara College, married Abhishek Seth, 24, a contractual assistant programmer at Rashtrapati Bhawan, at Arya Samaj Mandir in Connaught Place on November 12. They had met at a party two years ago.

It was a shotgun wedding. Bhawna’s parents, who disapproved of the relationship, had fixed her engagement to a man from their caste on November 22. “They decided to marry, hoping her parents would come around,” said a friend of the couple.

The Family Business.

Members of the U.S. Senate have used their positions to benefit themselves and their families, according to a new report released today by a government watchdog organization.

The Family Affair report was released today by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). CREW’s report includes briefs on 67 senators.

The report states, “Senators collectively paid relatives nearly $1.3 million in salaries and fees and paid family businesses, employers, or associated nonprofits nearly $2.6 million. Twenty senators claimed reimbursements from their campaigns and leadership PACs for themselves and their relatives exceeding $25,000 apiece. Several senators also earmarked or directed money to organizations affiliated with their family members.”

Key findings of the report include:

• 19 senators (5 Democrats, 1 Independent, and 13 Republicans) who paid family members through their campaign committees or political action committees;
• 30 senators (10 Democrats and 20 Republicans) who have relatives who lobby or are employed in government affairs;
• 26 senators (12 Democrats and 14 Republicans) who have paid a family business, employer, or associated nonprofit;
• 7 senators (5 Democrats and 2 Republicans) who used their campaign funds to contribute to or pay a family member’s campaign;
• 3 senators (1 Democrat and 2 Republicans) who charged interest on loans they made personally to their own campaigns; and
• 11 senators (6 Democrats and 5 Republicans) who earmarked or directed money to a family business, employer, or associated nonprofit.

Good idea … and probably the best answer.

Possibilities for personalized vaccines

Medical researchers are considering the possibilities for personalized vaccines in all types of cancer. The first vaccine will be prepared from a warehouse of 72 targets previously identified by the researchers as relevant for treatment in glioblastoma.

On this day in history.

I was a sophomore in high school. In an alcove that school referred to as a ‘lunch room’,

Nov 22, 1963:
John F. Kennedy assassinated

You would think that, at some point, they would catch on.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are endorsing President Obama’s amnesty for illegal immigrants, as they endeavor to maintain the fiction that the Democratic Party is aligned with the needs of the black community and maintain their own positions within the political power structure. In reality, the failure of these organizations to examine the repercussions of the Executive Order on the black community is one more piece of evidence that black so-called “leaders” only care about the black community in order to keep the “racist meme” alive.

First and foremost, the average black person’s employment opportunities are jeopardized by the President’s order. According to data compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 20 percent of black people between the ages of 20 and 24 are unemployed and more than 30 percent of black people between the ages of 18 and 19 are unemployed.

I imagine that they’re trying to bury this before the next election.

How long before she feels the bus wheels on her back?

Investigators may have found up to 30K Lois Lerner emails

Labor? Water? Gold?

They moved everyone out and cleaned up the area but … it’s not over.

Clashes, arrests as Hong Kong protesters storm legislature

… and maybe not gold, but you will be well paid.

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There was gold in them there hills.

Hidden under the vegetation and crops of the Eria Valley, in León (Spain), there is a gold mining network created by the Romans two thousand years ago, as well as complex hydraulic works, such as river diversions, to divert water to the mines of the precious metal. Researchers made the discovery from the air with an airborne laser teledetection system.

Like always – it’s much ore complicated and expensive than you think.

What You Need to Know About Obama’s Executive Move on Immigration

So, Mr. President, what’s the deal?

“If you meet the criteria, you can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. If you’re a criminal, you’ll be deported. If you plan to enter the U.S. illegally, your chances of getting caught and sent back just went up,” Obama said.

He insisted his actions are about “accountability,” not “amnesty.”

He made the top 10.

Arrest in Jordan.

A senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood was arrested in Jordan on Thursday, the third such high-profile arrest of a Brotherhood figure in recent months, according to the Associated Press. Security forces detained Zaki Bani Irsheid, the Brotherhood’s deputy secretary-general, for criticizing the United Arab Emirates in an op-ed piece for labeling the Brotherhood a terrorist group.

“Security services arrested the deputy comptroller general of the Muslim Brotherhood following statements he made against the United Arab Emirates and its regulation of terrorist organizations, which include the Muslim Brotherhood,” a security source told the Middle East Monitor. In the op-ed piece, Irsheid, one of the Brotherhood’s most prominent leaders in Jordan, described the UAE as “the first sponsor of terrorism,” according to the Monitor.

I wouldn’t expect any straight answers.

The House Oversight Committee is asking embattled former ObamaCare consultant Jonathan Gruber to testify at a hearing next month on the “transparency failures” of the administration’s healthcare law.

Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) sent a letter to Gruber on Thursday, about two weeks after videos surfaced in which the adviser suggested that a “lack of transparency” and the “stupidity of the American voter” helped Congress pass ObamaCare.

The chairman also invited Marilyn Tavenner, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), whose own investigation found that the Obama administration had inflated its enrollment numbers by about 400,000 people, helping to lift it past the much-touted 7 million goal.

Remember when Mr. Obama said that there were 46 million uninsured? That’s the standard that I am going to use.

This seems to be getting a lot of press.

Let’s Encrypt: Delivering SSL/TLS Everywhere

oh geez …

Good idea

France to open up Sunday shopping, kick-off deregulation drive

Geez … ya think?

Global surge in ADHD diagnosis has more to do with marketing than medicine, expert suggests

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