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Tea Party at The Internal Revenue Service: The Basics

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As the flow of details in the "IRS scandal" continue to emerge, I think it's worth taking a look at exactly what all the fuss is about: [The 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization][1]. For reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/501(c)_organization http://www.marketplace.org/topics/economy/are-501c4-nonprofit-groups-too-partisan http://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Other-Non-Profits/Types-of-Organizations-Exempt-under-Section-501(c)(4) http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-tege/eotopici03.pdf That last link, from the Internal Revenue Service, has this under "Statutory Provisions": ...

Squeezing Sand

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> “Relationships - of all kinds - are > like sand held in your hand. Held > loosely, with an open hand, the sand > remains where it is.The minute you > close your hand and squeeze tightly to > hold on, the sand trickles through > your fingers. You ...

A Major Cyber Attack... And Memories Of Days Gone By...

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Does the Internet seem a bit slower today? Don't be surprised--we're in the middle of a war, after all. There's a cyber war, a gang war, of sorts, going on, and we're in the crossfire. [According to the BBC][1], the main combatants are Spamhaus, a group that *claims* to fight ...

Kansas Legislators: "Let's Put HIV/AIDS Patients In Internment Camps!"

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No, this is not a joke. House Bill 2183--officially known as ["Substitute HB 2183 by Committee on Health and Human Services - - designation and control of infectious and contagious diseases"][1]--is a measure aimed at quarantining persons infected with infectious diseases, specifically HIV and AIDS. **Why would you need to ...

George Washington's Warning To Us About Political Parties

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In his farewell address, outgoing president George Washington gave our fledgling nation a fair amount of advice. One area in particular was a warning about the dangers of political parties. Here is a reprint of that section--[the full text of the address can be found here][1]. >"I have already intimated ...

A Sure Sign That Housecleaning is In Progress!

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http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2012/sep/06/240741/

The Choice For President... And Fewer Cavities!

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http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2012/aug/14/239520/

The Official Unofficial Andrew Breitbart/President Obama Conspiracy Cuisinart Mudpie Collection

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As of this writing, neoconservative blogger/citizen journalist Andrew Breitbart has been dead less than 24 hours. Quite predictably, the interwebs are filling up with a plethora of crackpot conspiracy theories, centered around one even-more-predictable theme: "Obama did it." I'm only starting this page to serve as a collecting point... a ...

Flag Pole: The Obvious Problem of Newt Gingrich

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Marianne Gingrich [has spoken out before][1] ... and [she's telling her tale again][2]. Only if you've been living on a different planet for the past two decades could you *not* know that this issue was going to come around. > ["There's no question at times of my life, partially driven ...

Abortion: A Logical Approach

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*[Most of this is at least [four years old][1]--I just decided to make it into a blog post, so I wouldn't have to dig through my archives every time this issue came up.]* Outlawing abortion at any level--municipal, state, or federal--will ultimately prove to be ineffective. The abortion trade will ...

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