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Archive for April, 2008

  • John McCain’s Simpler Tax Proposal Is Actually More Complex – No Kidding

    By Mike on April 20, 2008
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    In Spain the government collects value added tax (VAT) on exchanges between retailers and consumers. It’s similar to the sales tax in that it’s an indirect tax that is collected from someone other than the person who actually bears the cost of the tax (namely the seller rather than the consumer). This is gripping prose so far, isn’t it? Don’t […]
  • Carry On Wayward Son on An Organ

    By Mike on April 19, 2008
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    This was recently sent to me. It’s a rendition of “Carry On Wayward Son” by Kansas on an organ. I know. But watch it and you’ll see what I mean! Amazing Young Organ Player Rocks Out – Watch more free videos
  • A Majority of Women in Spain's Cabinet Not OK With Italy's Berlusconi

    By Mike on April 18, 2008
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    José Luís Rodriguez Zapatero, Spain’s recently re-elected Prime Minister has announced that his cabinet will, for the first time in history, be made up of more women than men. Of the 17 cabinet members nine are women. Zapatero is a self-proclaimed feminist and his previous cabinet sported an equal number of both men and women. Most notably, the new defense […]
  • Running Around The World – Vienna

    By Mike on April 18, 2008
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    It seems like more and more this is the kind of running I’ve been doing. I think this counts though!
  • How Do You Spell The Word "The"?

    By Mike on April 17, 2008
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    Oh Man!! I’ve thrown myself into the public eye more times than I should have. It probably has something to do with adolescent insecurities. This habit has brought me a looooooooooooooooong list of painfully embarrassing moments and public failures which play on endless loop in my head. Over the years I’ve accumulated enough humiliating footage for a mini-series and yesterday […]
  • Doing For Rick Astley's Career What 6 Degrees Did For Kevin Bacon's

    By Mike on April 13, 2008
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    There’s a video that’s been making the rounds that millions of people have seen and that is generating a LOT of buzz. It’s gotten mainstream media coverage and the video is only about 3 minutes long and it has to do with three simple things you can do to become wealthy in about 30 days. No kidding. Here it is: […]
  • We’re all on the same team folks!

    By Mike on April 11, 2008
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    To read this post on The Huffington Post click here. I’ve been having a number of conversations with Democrat friends who are avidly supporting Obama’s race for the nomination. I respect that and have said before that while I support Hillary Clinton I have nothing but praise for Senator Obama and will support him if he wins the nomination. What […]
  • The Clinton Family & Elton John

    By Mike on April 10, 2008
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    To read this post on The Huffington Post click here. Last night, Eve and I were fortunate to attend the Elton John concert / Hillary Clinton fund-raiser at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan (never a lack of things to do here). We’ve been supporting Hillary Clinton’s tumultuous race for the nomination and in spite of the diminishing likelihood of […]