Thursday, April 19, 2012

I filed my Taxes and learned something along the way.- Moving Expenses

I filed my taxes the other day, and boy am  pissed.
I retired, and like so many retirees I decided to move to a more friendly climate.
I purchased a small place in Florida and I relocated there last year, so of course, I expected to get a little bit of a tax break to offset the expenses of moving to my new abode.

Our loving and supportive Congress decided that we, the retirees of the world, do not deserve to claim these moving expenses.
No, if I am employed and even if I get help from my employer, they feel that a working person should still have this tax break.

But, me? A Retiree?
No matter that I am now on a very limited retirement income.
No matter that my move was made even more expensive because of my age and health requiring more hired labor than ever before.
Nope, We the Retirees, the Seniors, the Baby Boomers have been forced to live within yet another federally enforced limitation on our remaining years.


Friday, April 6, 2012

9/11 Manhattan BoatLift - rescuing people from the catastrophe

Except for this video, I would never had known that it happened.  
No news bulletin ever mentioned it before.  

Those boat people were heroes.  - 350,000 soldiers were evacuated from Dunkirk - 500,000 people were evacuated from NY in 9 hours.  Amazing. 

This is a wonderful and powerful story that needs to go global.  It will warm your heart and bring tears to your eyes.  
What an incredible spirit shown by the people who owned and operated these boats. 
Narrated by Tom Hanks.   I had not ever heard about this boatlift and rescue until a friend sent this to me .  It is amazing to watch!  I hope you will forward to everyone you know.


Thursday, April 5, 2012

GOLF JOKE - Cheaters

This is a Web Joke shared with me via email with no claims of ownership included. I am sharing this Joke with my Blog Readers as it was shared with me. Please enjoy it and share it with your friends if you so desire.

A Web GOLF Joke - 
The Cheater

What if you were playing in the club championship tournament finals and the match was halved at the end of 17 holes?

You had the honor and hit your ball a modest two hundred fifty yards to the middle of the fairway, leaving a simple six iron to the pin.

Your opponent then hits his ball, lofting it deep into the woods to the right of the fairway. Being the golfing gentleman that you are, you help your opponent look for his ball.

Just before the permitted five minute search period ends, your opponent says: "Go ahead and hit your second shot and if I don't find it in time, I'll concede the match."

You hit your ball, landing it on the green, stopping about ten feet from the pin.

About the time your ball comes to rest, you hear your opponent exclaim from deep in the woods: "I found it!"

The second sound you hear is a click, the sound of a club striking a ball and the ball comes sailing out of the woods and lands on the green, stopping no more than six inches from the hole.

Now here is the ethical dilemma:

Do you pull the cheaters ball out of your pocket and confront him with it or do you keep your mouth shut?


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