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Berlin looks to build $21 million police department

The Berlin police department is looking to build a new facility, but some residents don’t think spending $21 million should even be considered. Continue reading

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Residents Oppose Cost of Berlin Police Department Move to Bigger Space

William Brighenti, who founded the Berlin Property Owners Association, argued that the town can’t afford a new police headquarters, and police should look to clear space in their current building. He thinks one way to accomplish this is to get rid of tactical gear. Continue reading

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Is Hillary Clinton an elitist? Do you charge $300,000 for a speech, and get a private jet, presidential suite at a luxury hotel, meals, etc.?

Is your standard charge for a speech $300,000?  According to an article appearing on the website of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and a May 31, 2013 email, Clinton’s standard contract usually includes: Round-trip transportation on a chartered private jet “e.g., a Gulfstream … Continue reading

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Another reason why I will not renew my subscription with Intuit for ProSeries tax software

Are you a taxpreparer who is unsatisfied with the quality of Intuit’s ProSeries tax software program? I am not a happy user of ProSeries tax software. Choose your tax software carefully. I will be searching for an alternative tax software vendor for the year 2014. Continue reading

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Summary of Staff Discussion Draft: International Business Tax Reform

Senator Max Baucus, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, releases a staff discussion draft on international business tax reform. Continue reading

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Are you experiencing long waits calling the IRS?

I am still holding on a call to the Internal Revenue Service, even though I called (800) 829-0115 two hours ago. This telephone number is the one often included in notices from the Internal Revenue Service for overdue business taxes. … Continue reading

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Amy Goodman interviews Tavis Smiley, Cornel West on the 2012 Election & Why Calling Obama “Progressive” Ignores His Record. Democracy Now: Friday, November 9, 2012.

Cornel West and Tavis Smiley criticize President Barack Obama for being to the right of even President Richard Nixon. Continue reading

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Wearechange.org interview of Glenn Greenwald on the next four years with President Obama. Greenwald predicts “it’s all going to get much worse”.

Glenn Greenwald predicts over the next four years that “it’s all going to get much worse”, with President Obama shifting politically more to the right while the Democratic base continues to support him. Continue reading

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Why you should not vote for Barack Obama for President, and why you need to vote for Rocky Anderson

Barack Obama promised to change the way things work in Washington, and after four years, nothing has changed: Corporate money controls President Obama and Congress. We need real change: vote for Rocky Anderson. Continue reading

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President Obama says that he cannot change Washington from the inside

After being elected in 2008 on “hope and change”, “change you can believe in”, and “change the way Washington works”, President Obama now says that he cannot change Washington from the inside? Then why should we re-elect him in 2012? Continue reading

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