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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Why are forgiven debts treated as income?

Why are forgiven debts treated as income? After all it doesn’t really make sense: you don’t actually receive any money when debts are written off, but the IRS may require you to report it anyway. There are a lot of articles on the Internet that tell you that canceled and forgiven debts are considered income, […]

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The Supremacy Clause and Treaties

The Constitution typically is interpreted to be superior to every branch of government in the United States. It lays the framework for the Federal government and grants its powers while laying out explicitly several restrictions. Article VI of the Constitution includes what is called the "Supremacy Clause": This Constitution, and the Laws of the United […]

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Never miss your court date

This is pretty much sound advice, and advice I definitely kept in my own personal dealings. You see, I have the unfortunate ability to say that I was involved in a lawsuit — and I was the defendant. One of my creditors decided to take me to court to sue me over a debt that […]

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Constitutional reality

The Constitution is irrelevant. There, I’ve said it. The Constitution is irrelevant. All of our arguing about the Constitution, all of our bickering over its meaning… worthless, wasted time. You see, there is quite literally nothing stopping those in Washington from literally doing what they want. Nothing. They can pass whatever legislation they want, using […]

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On the Passage of the Health Care Bill

Earlier today, Bryce McMinn, who has the…opportunity of questionable fortune to be related to me by marriage through one of my cousins, penned a note on his Facebook profile expressing his obvious discontent with the recent passage of the health care measure in the House of Representatives: We can’t be too upset or shocked. The […]

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Rep. Steve King

On Glenn Beck‘s radio program, Congressman Steve King [R-IA(5)] said this on March 18, 2010: This is my argument and I have made it publicly a few times, but in 1973, when Roe versus Wade was first a decision of the Supreme Court, ever since then, people over on that side of the philosophical line […]

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Commentary on the right to bear arms

The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States: A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Arguably the most controversial of all the Amendments, the right to keep and bear arms is paramount to […]

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How to tell a debt collector to f$&@ off and not get sued

Step 1: Pay off the debt owed to them. Step 2: Tell them to f$&@ off (not literally). Were you expecting me to say something else?

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Have you heard of Kent Schaible?

Anyone who has conversed with me in detail knows how I feel about parents substituting prayer or homeopathy for actual medicine in treating their children. In early 2008, the case of Madeline Neumann received international attention and once again brought the case of faith-based treatments to the forefront of international scrutiny. On January 24, 2009, […]

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"There should be a law"

"That should be illegal." Typically when someone says something like this, it means one thing: they’ve heard or seen something which has no direct impact upon them, but because they don’t like it for some reason, they feel it should be outlawed. Recently introduced in the Massachusetts legislature is a proposal that would make circumcising […]

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