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All that stuff that the grandparents forward….


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This will make your blood boil

Thank You Cabela’s for bringing this to the forefront!

I’m sure this is only the beginning folks..

Medical Excise Tax on Retail Receipts
This is an image of a sales receipt from Cabela’s, a popular sporting goods store.

“The 2.3% Medical Excise Tax that began on January 1st is supposed to be ‘hidden’ from the consumer, but it’s been brought to the public’s attention by hunting and fishing store Cabela’s who have refused to hide it and are showing it as a separate line item tax on their receipts,” the email states.

I did some research and found directly from the IRS’s website information that PROVES this to be true and an accurate portrayal of something hidden in Obamacare that I was not aware of!

Now being sceptical of this I went to the IRS website and found this!
Q1. What is the medical device excise tax?

A1. Section 4191 of the Internal Revenue Code imposes an excise tax on the sale of certain medical devices by the manufacturer or importer of the device.

Q2. When does the tax go into effect?

A2. The tax applies to sales of taxable medical devices after Dec. 31, 2012.

Q3. How much is the tax?

A3. The tax is 2.3 percent of the sale price of the taxable medical device. See Chapter 5 of IRS Publication 510, Excise Taxes, and Notice 2012-77 for additional information on the determination of sale price.
IRS.gov <http://irs.gov/> <http://www.irs.gov/uac/Medical-Device-Excise-Tax:-Frequently-Asked-Questions> Chapter Five http://www.irs.gov/publications/p510/ch05.html

So being more curious I clicked on "Chapter 5 of IRS Publication 510" And WALLAH! What do I find under "MEDICAL DEVICES" under "MANUFACTURERS TAXES"?
Manufacturers Taxes
The following discussion of manufacturers taxes applies to the tax on:
Sport fishing equipment;
Fishing rods and fishing poles;
Electric outboard motors;
Fishing tackle boxes;
Bows, quivers, broadheads, and points;
Arrow shafts;
Coal;
Taxable tires;
Gas guzzler automobiles; and
Vaccines.
IRS.gov <http://irs.gov/> <http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p510.pdf>

I think we have definitely been fooled, if we believe that the
Affordable Care Act is all about health care. It truly does appear
to be nothing more than a bill laden with a whole lot of taxes
that we the people have yet to be aware of!

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Windex Tip

Here’s a new use for Windex. I would never have thought of this! ~~~So glad someone did!!


Windex tip



I haven’t checked snopes.com to see if this actually works or not . . . But they say

if you ever get the sudden urge

to run around naked,


you should sniff some Windex first.

It’ll keep you from streaking.

Have a Great Day!


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New Wine Announcement

Wal-Mart announced that sometime in 2013 it will begin offering customers
a new discount item: Wal-Mart’s own brand of wine. The world’s largest
retail chain is teaming up with Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery of California
to produce the wines at affordable prices in the $2 to $5 range.

Wine connoisseurs may not be inclined to put a bottle of the Wal-Mart
brand into their shopping carts but, ‘There is a market for inexpensive
wine,’ said Kathy Micken, professor of marketing at University of
Arkansas , Bentonville. ‘However, branding will be very important.’

Customer surveys were conducted to determine the most attractive
name for the Wal-Mart wine brands and varieties.

The top surveyed names in order of popularity were:

10. Chateau Traileur Parc

9. White Trashfindel

8. Big Red Gulp

7. World Championship Riesling

6. NASCARbernet

5. Chef Boyardeaux

4. Peanut Noir

3. I Can’t Believe it’s not Vinegar

2. Grape Expectations

1. Nasti Spumante

The beauty of Wal-Mart wine is that it can be served with either white meat (Possum) or red meat (Squirrel).

P.S. Don’t bother writing back to tell me that this
is a hoax. I know Squirrel is not a red meat.


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Church Squirrels

CHURCH SQUIRRELS
I don’t care who you are, this is funny!

There were five houses of religion in a smalltown:
The Presbyterian Church,
The Baptist Church ,
The Methodist Church ,

The Catholic Church and
The Jewish Synagogue.

Each church and Synagogue was overrun with pesky squirrels.


One day, the Presbyterian Church called a meeting to decide what to do about the squirrels. After much prayer and consideration they determined that the squirrels were predestined to be there and they shouldn’t interfere with God’s divine will.

In The BAPTIST CHURCH the squirrels had taken up habitation in the baptistery. The deacons met and decided to put a cover on the baptistery and drown the squirrels in it. The squirrels escaped somehow and there were twice as many there the next week

The Methodist Church got together and decided that they were not in a position to harm any of God’s creation. So, they humanely trapped the Squirrels and set them free a few miles outside of town. Three days later, the squirrels were back.


But — The Catholic Church came up with the best and most effective solution. They baptized the squirrels and registered them as members of the church.

Now they only see them on Christmas , Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday and Easter.

Not much was heard about the Jewish Synagogue, but they took one squirrel and had a short service with him called circumcision and they haven’t seen a squirrel on the property since.

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Keep going….

For all who appreciate the outdoors …
the rarely photographed South Florida Squirrel.


Life is too short for drama and petty things, so kiss slowly, laugh insanely,
love truly and forgive quickly.


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Company Names

Apple Computers

It was the favourite fruit of founder Steve Jobs. He was three months late in

filing a name for the business, and he threatened to call his company Apple

Computers if the other colleagues didn’t suggest a better name by 5 O’clock.

CISCO

It is not an acronym as popularly believed. It is short for San Francisco.

Compaq

This name was formed by using COMp, for computer, and PAQ to denote a

small integral object.

Corel

The name was derived from the founde?s name Dr. Michael Cowpland. It stands

for COwpland RE search Laboratory

Google

The name started as a joke boasting about the amount of information the

search-engine would be able to search. It was originally named ‘Googol’, a word

for the number represented by 1 followed by 100 zeros.After founders – Stanford

graduate students Sergey Brin and Larry Page presented their project to an angel

investor, they received a cheque made out to ‘Google’

Hotmail

Founder Jack Smith got the idea of accessing e-mail via the web from a

computer anywhere in the world.When Sabeer Bhatia came up with the

business plan for the mail service, he tried all kinds of names ending in ‘mail’

and finally settled for hotmail as it included the letters «html» – the programming

language used to write web pages. It was initially referred to as HoTMaiL with

selective uppercasing.

Hewlett Packard

Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company

they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett.

Intel

Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore wanted to name their new company ‘Moore

Noyce’ but that was already trademarked by a hotel chain so they had to settle

for an acronym of INTegrated ELectronics.

Lotus (Notes)

Mitch Kapor got the name for his company from ‘The Lotus Position or

‘Padmasana’. Kapor used to be a teacher of Transcendental Meditation of

Mahaiishi Mahesh Yogi.

Microsoft

Coined by Bill Gates to represent the company that was devoted to

MICROcomputer SOFTware. Originally christened Micro-Soft, the ‘-‘ was

removed later on.

Motorola

Founder Paul Galvin came up with this name when his company started

manufacturing radios for cars. The popular radio company at the time was

called Victrola.

ORACLE

Larry Ellison and Bob Oats were working on a consulting project for the CIA

(Central Intelligence Agency). The code name for the project was called Oracle

(the CIA saw this as the system to give answers to all questions or something

such). The project was designed to help use the newly written SQL code by

IEM. The project eventually was terminated but Larry and Bob decided to finish

what they started and bring it to the world. They kept the name Oracle and

created the RDBMS engine. Later they kept the same name for the company.

Sony

It originated from the Latin word ‘sonus’ meaning sound, and ‘sonny’ a slang

used by Americans to refer to a bright youngster.

SUN

Founded by 4 Stanford University buddies, SUN is the acronym for Stanford

University Network. Andreas Bechtolsheim built a microcomputer; Vinod

Khosla recruited him and Scott McNealy to manufacture computers based on it,

and Bill Joy to develop a UNIX-based OS for the computer.

Yahoo!

The word was invented by Jonathan Swift and used in his book ‘Guffiver’s

Travels’. It represents a person who is repulsive in appearance and action and is

barely human. Yahoo’ Founders Jerry Yang and David Filo selected the name

because they considered themselves yahoos.


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The Anointed One

He ventured forth to bring light to the

world

The anointed one’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a miracle in action – and a

blessing to all his faithful followers

And it came to pass, in the eighth year of the reign of the evil

Bush the Younger (The Ignorant), when the whole land from the

Arabian desert to the shores of the Great Lakes had been laid

barren, that a Child appeared in the wilderness.

The Child was blessed in looks and intellect. Scion of a simple

family, offspring of a miraculous union, grandson of a typical white

person and an African peasant. And yea, as he grew, the Child

walked in the path of righteousness, with only the occasional

detour into the odd weed and a little blow.

When he was twelve years old, they found him in the temple in

the City of Chicago, arguing the finer points of community

organisation with the Prophet Jeremiah and the Elders. And the

Elders were astonished at what they heard and said among

themselves: "Verily, who is this Child that he opens our hearts and

minds to the audacity of hope?"

In the great Battles of Caucus and

Primary he smote the conniving

Hillary, wife of the deposed King

Bill the Priapic and their barbarian

hordes of Working Class Whites.

And so it was, in the fullness of

time, before the harvest month of

the appointed year, the Child

ventured forth – for the first time –

to bring the light unto all the world.

He travelled fleet of foot and light

of camel, with a small retinue that consisted only of his loyal

disciples from the tribe of the Media. He ventured first to the land

of the Hindu Kush, where the

Taleban had harboured the viper of al-Qaeda in their bosom,

raining terror on all the world.

And the Child spake and the tribes of Nato immediately loosed

the Caveats that had previously bound them. And in the great

battle that ensued the forces of the light were triumphant. For as

long as the Child stood with his arms raised aloft, the enemy

suffered great blows and the threat of terror was no more.

From there he went forth to Mesopotamia where he was received

by the great ruler al-Maliki, and al-Maliki spake unto him and

blessed his Sixteen Month Troop Withdrawal Plan even as the

imperial warrior Petraeus tried to destroy it.

And lo, in Mesopotamia, a miracle occurred. Even though the

Great Surge of Armour that the evil Bush had ordered had been a

terrible mistake, a waste of vital military resources and doomed

to end in disaster, the Child’s very presence suddenly brought

forth a great victory for the forces of the light.

And the Persians, who saw all this and were greatly fearful,

longed to speak with the Child and saw that the Child was the

bringer of peace. At the mention of his name they quickly laid

aside their intrigues and beat their uranium swords into civil nuclear energy ploughshares.

From there the Child went up to the city of Jerusalem, and

entered through the gate seated on an ass. The crowds of

network anchors who had followed him from afar cheered

"Hosanna" and waved great palm fronds and strewed them at his

feet.

In Jerusalem and in surrounding Palestine, the Child spake to the

Hebrews and the Arabs, as the Scripture had foretold. And in an

instant, the lion lay down with the lamb, and the Israelites and

Ishmaelites ended their long enmity and lived for ever after in

peace.

As word spread throughout the land about the Child’s wondrous

works, peoples from all over flocked to hear him; Hittites and

Abbasids; Obamacons and McCainiacs; Cameroonians and

Blairites.

And they told of strange and wondrous things that greeted the

news of the Child’s journey. Around the world, global

temperatures began to decline, and the ocean levels fell and the

great warming was over.

The Great Prophet Algore of Nobel and Oscar, who many had

believed was the anointed one, smiled and told his followers that

the Child was the one generations had been waiting for.

And there were other wonderful signs. In the city of the Street at

the Wall, spreads on interbank interest rates dropped like manna

from Heaven and rates on credit default swaps fell to the ground

as dead birds from the almond tree, and the people who had lived

in foreclosure were able to borrow again.

Black gold gushed from the ground at prices well below $140 per

barrel. In hospitals across the land the sick were cured even

though they were uninsured. And all because the Child had

pronounced it.

And this is the testimony of one who speaks the truth and bears

witness to the truth so that you might believe. And he knows it is

the truth for he saw it all on CNN and the BBC and in the pages of

The New York Times.

Then the Child ventured forth from Israel and Palestine and

stepped onto the shores of the Old Continent. In the land of

Queen Angela of Merkel, vast multitudes gathered to hear his

voice, and he preached to them at length.

But when he had finished speaking his disciples told him the

crowd was hungry, for they had had nothing to eat all the hours

they had waited for him.

And so the Child told his disciples to fetch some food but all they

had was five loaves and a couple of frankfurters. So he took the

bread and the frankfurters and blessed them and told his disciples

to feed the multitudes. And when all had eaten their fill, the scraps

filled twelve baskets.

Thence he travelled west to Mount Sarkozy. Even the beauteous

Princess Carla of the tribe of the Bruni was struck by awe and

she was great in love with the Child, but he was tempted not.

On the Seventh Day he walked across the Channel of the Angles

to the ancient land of the hooligans. There he was welcomed with

open arms by the once great prophet Blair and his successor,

Gordon the Leper, and his successor, David the Golden One.

And suddenly, with the men appeared the archangel Gabriel and

the whole host of the heavenly choir, ranks of cherubim and

seraphim, all praising God and singing: "Yes, We Can."