Search found 58 matches

by bieramar
October 10th, 2017, 9:39 pm
Forum: National Politicks
Topic: Proposed Tax Reform - Estate "Death" Tax
Replies: 21
Views: 661

Re: Proposed Tax Reform - Estate "Death" Tax

OK, not a pittance; but more than fair - as I addressed previously - and the estate accumulated during relatively low income tax periods, at the expense of other taxpayers. IRS top income rates, historically: 1917 67% 1918 77% 1922 58% 1925 25% 1932 63% 1936 79% 1940 81% 1942 88% 1944 94% 1946 86% 1...
by bieramar
October 10th, 2017, 12:04 pm
Forum: 2018 National Mid-Term Elections
Topic: Predictions
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: Predictions

Centrism is my current focus; http://www.centristproject.org/mission
by bieramar
October 10th, 2017, 11:46 am
Forum: Plazabum's Junk Drawer
Topic: BOOKS
Replies: 21
Views: 692

Re: BOOKS

Errr ahhh scrut — there's a great public library, and branches, in St. Johns County - doesn't cost a red cent. PS: One of my vivid memories of St. Johns County Commission Meetings was before the vote to build the Main Library - Commish Earl Byrd proudly asked and proclaimed "Why do we need a library...
by bieramar
October 10th, 2017, 11:23 am
Forum: National Politicks
Topic: Proposed Tax Reform - Estate "Death" Tax
Replies: 21
Views: 661

Re: Proposed Tax Reform - Estate "Death" Tax

What was the total amount of the estate?
by bieramar
October 9th, 2017, 7:27 pm
Forum: Plazabum's Junk Drawer
Topic: BOOKS
Replies: 21
Views: 692

Re: BOOKS

Image
by bieramar
October 9th, 2017, 6:54 pm
Forum: 2018 National Mid-Term Elections
Topic: Predictions
Replies: 10
Views: 581

Re: Predictions

I think it is still to early for any reality-based predictions except for generalized "GOP will lose a few seats in both chambers", - UNTIL we see if Congress passes any meaningful legislation by mid-2018.
by bieramar
October 9th, 2017, 6:42 pm
Forum: Drama in the Plaza
Topic: Creating art is not a crime - except in St Augustine FL
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: Creating art is not a crime - except in St Augustine FL

Is the meeting streamed on line - and if so, how do I connect?
by bieramar
October 9th, 2017, 6:39 pm
Forum: National Politicks
Topic: graham cassidy is starting to look like martin and lewis
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: graham cassidy is starting to look like martin and lewis

I don't know how to "load" them - I've tried, but I'm not computer literate.
by bieramar
October 9th, 2017, 6:37 pm
Forum: National Politicks
Topic: Proposed Tax Reform - Estate "Death" Tax
Replies: 21
Views: 661

Re: Proposed Tax Reform - Estate "Death" Tax

The threshold before an estate files is $5,340,000 - and 0.187% of the estates filed in 2014 paid estate tax. Anyone who has accumulated $5.3 million in one lifetime had done so because of the U.S. infrastructure, and the safety and security provided by millions of other taxpayers in their lifetime....
by bieramar
October 7th, 2017, 3:11 pm
Forum: National News
Topic: HOW MANY MORE TIMES? LAS VEGAS MASSACRE
Replies: 35
Views: 879

Re: HOW MANY MORE TIMES? LAS VEGAS MASSACRE

It is always the person who is at fault when someone is unjustly killed - not the weapon. Just as it is the person who builds a house is responsible - not the hammers, nails, and other tools. A gun is a killing tool. As far as controlling the time, place, and manner of obtaining, possessing and usin...
by bieramar
October 7th, 2017, 9:08 am
Forum: Plazabum's Junk Drawer
Topic: International Balloon Festival
Replies: 0
Views: 169

International Balloon Festival

GREEN FLAG - GO for mass ascension of hot air balloons at 9 am Eastern, 8 am Central, 7 am Mountain, 6 am Pacific -

Live video here:
http://www.kob.com/article/12148/
by bieramar
October 6th, 2017, 12:01 am
Forum: Drama in the Plaza
Topic: Vagrants after hours
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: Vagrants after hours

I've been unmarried for the last 37 years.
After being unmarried for my first 36 years.
And then there were those other 10 years.

But I've been traveling with my mate (through life) for 46 years.
by bieramar
October 4th, 2017, 10:06 pm
Forum: National News
Topic: HOW MANY MORE TIMES? LAS VEGAS MASSACRE
Replies: 35
Views: 879

Re: HOW MANY MORE TIMES? LAS VEGAS MASSACRE

Thoughts at random. I don't have any difficulty with the 2nd Amendment, nor do I think it is perverted, nor that it needs revision. Heller - the law of the land - goes into painstaking detail in distinguishing the difference between the 18th Century meaning of the English concept of infringement of ...
by bieramar
October 4th, 2017, 5:21 pm
Forum: Plazabum's Junk Drawer
Topic: AN ODDITY OF PLAZABUM?
Replies: 23
Views: 817

Re: AN ODDITY OF PLAZABUM?

So is orange the new black, or black the new orange, or are we all Gold when we choose to be?

And my great grandmother was a Goldsmith - what does it all mean?
by bieramar
October 4th, 2017, 8:10 am
Forum: Plazabum's Junk Drawer
Topic: Gone but not forgotten
Replies: 53
Views: 1939

Re: Gone but not forgotten

scrutney; re "Gene" on your page #1 list of former members, he was me, i.e., one of my alternate blogging nicknames.
by bieramar
October 4th, 2017, 7:55 am
Forum: Plazabum's Junk Drawer
Topic: AN ODDITY OF PLAZABUM?
Replies: 23
Views: 817

Re: AN ODDITY OF PLAZABUM?

I see two separate functions of "orange" v "black." One is as you - Mike - just explained ("gold" = "orange"). The other is what I infer you - puc - are observing (and what I am observing). In page views with multiple nics, mine is "orange" and all the rest are "black"! Is that the phenomena you see...
by bieramar
October 4th, 2017, 7:40 am
Forum: National News
Topic: HOW MANY MORE TIMES? LAS VEGAS MASSACRE
Replies: 35
Views: 879

Re: HOW MANY MORE TIMES? LAS VEGAS MASSACRE

Opinions/facts prior to the Las Vegas massacre: • 40% of U.S. residents live in homes with guns. • 91% of Dems and 74% of GOP think gun violence is "big problem". • 88% of Dems and 79% of GOP want background checks before gun show private sales. • 85% of Dems and 55% of GOP want a Federal Tracking d...
by bieramar
October 4th, 2017, 12:13 am
Forum: National News
Topic: CYBERWAR
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: CYBERWAR

About four years ago, Obama ordered the Pentagon officials to implement cyber and electronic strikes against North Korea to sabotage missile test launches.

A whole bunch of military rockets exploded, veered off course, or disintegrated and fell into the ocean.
by bieramar
October 4th, 2017, 12:06 am
Forum: National News
Topic: CYBERWAR
Replies: 2
Views: 163

CYBERWAR

Cyberwar is becoming the premier warfighting technique of the 21st Century. http://wccftech.com/cyberwarfare-us-ddos-north-korea/