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THE NEW YORK TIMES VS. COMMON DECENCY

Funny how people will roll the dice with other people's safety . . . .

Comment Posted By APO On 7.07.2008 @ 09:19

HOW DYSFUNCTIONAL IS OUR GOVERNMENT?

Rick, consider this, Congress has the right to hale people in front of it and ask those people questions designed to elicit information. When they do so simply to grandstand, that is deeply offensive. Moreoever, when they insult a captive audience, that is simply beyond the pale. I am a citizen of a free nation; no government official has the right to force me to come in front of them and then insult me, and if they do, I have the right to respond in kind. For example, if I were in front of Senator Kennedy, and he insulted me, I would simply refer to him as Senator Chappaquiddick. If Senator Biden did so, I would ask aloud whether anything he said could be trusted given his cheating in law school.

I think you miss the issue about the intrusiveness of such an ordeal. And besides, it's easy to have contempt for a creature like Delahunt.

As for torture etc., I think you need to grow up a little bit. First of all, no one is advocating rape by trained animals, serious disfigurement, serious pain, torturing of children or anything like that. Second of all, wars aren't always fought with kid gloves. That's life. Lives are at stake, and these guys aren't honorable combatants. Remember what Bill Clinton said--"we have to have a policy against torture".

Comment Posted By APO On 27.06.2008 @ 21:44

WHEN WILL OBAMA TALK TO THE PRESS ABOUT REZKO?

Tax issues. That's the killer. Since the purchases of the two lots were connected, the discount should have been allocated between the two properties. Instead, Obama got 100% of the discount. That means he paid less than what the value of the house was AS CALCULATED BY ALLOCATING THE DISCOUNTS BETWEEN THE TWO LOTS. Since Rezko did not help in the transaction out of the goodness of his heart, Obama almost certainly incurred taxable income. Obama's real purchase price was probably somewhat north of what he paid in cash, and Rezko's was probably south of what he paid.

Comment Posted By APO On 3.03.2008 @ 18:46

NAFTAGATE HAS LEGS IN OHIO

Why has no one looked into the tax implications of Obama's house purchase. Since the Rezko purchase and the Obama purchase were connected, then the transaction should have been looked at as a whole. Which means that any discounts should have been allocated between the two properties, instead of the Obama purchase getting all of the discount. This is important. Since Rezko was not acting out of the kindness of his heart, then the benefit conferred to Obama (i.e., a purchase price less than the pro rata share of house) is taxable gross income.

And I'd bet a lot of money he didnt declare it as such.

Comment Posted By APO On 3.03.2008 @ 18:05


 


 


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