Archive for December 2017

I have a beef with Amazon — over its collection of sales tax

I have a beef with Amazon over its collection of sales taxes. I’m not a tax scofflaw, I have no beef with Amazon collecting sales taxes so long as Amazon collects the correct amount of sales tax. Amazon sells and ships everywhere in America. The Supreme Court held 25 years ago (Quill Corp. v. North…

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My Dalliance with Ahimsa — Answering the Big Question

As one ages one sometimes remembers things long forgotten. Some people go through stages in life where they try out different philosophies or religions to see which one fits for them. These are sometimes called life crises. There’s the midlife crisis everyone is familiar with, but also the crisis one suffers when the knowledge of…

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“Decent family man” spies on live-in nanny with hidden camera

New York Daily News: A CNBC director who worked on finance guru Suze Orman’s show has been accused of peeping on his teenage au pair with a spy-cam in a bathroom of his Westchester home, the Daily News has learned. Dan Switzen, 44, hid a camera inside a tissue box in his home in Pleasantville,…

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Fascinating new theory on the Trump/Mueller investigation

First is the central question of why did Trump’s own DOJ give the special counsel appointment of Robert Mueller to the NeverTrumpers practically as a gift. It was Trump’s own DOJ that appointed Mueller to investigate Trump. Does that happen very often? Has it ever happened before? Well, there was an independent prosecutor in Watergate,…

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Images of the week

Congress Demands DOJ Turn Over All Docs Related to Obama Scheme to Nix Hezbollah Terror Investigation Israeli special operations legend Uri Bar-Lev, “There was a lot of common interest and parallel investigations involving Hezbollah,” Bar-Lev remembered, “Both the DEA and the Israeli  National Police were determined to join forces and do what we could to…

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Is the United States importing a criminal class?

On Thursday evening Mark Steyn joined Tucker Carlson on Fox News to discuss the new figures released by the Justice Department showing that one-fifth of federal prisoners are non-native-born, and that the overwhelming majority of those are illegal immigrants (And I might add, that the overwhelming majority of those came into the country across the…

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Sessions orders review of Obama’s assistance to Hezbollah

The new book, Harpoon: Inside the Covert War Against Terrorism’s Money, explains how Israel and the United States began to fight terrorism in the late 1990s up until 2008 by targeting the money that if funneled to Islamic terrorists organization from numerous sources, both government and private, to support terrorism mainly against Israel, Europe and…

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Some headlines to remember about the Trump tax reform

Yahoo News: “Meet some victims of the Trump tax bill” Washington Post: “10 reasons Democrats think the tax bill will be a political loser for Trump’s GOP” New York Times: “In tax overhaul, Trump tries to defy economic odds” Business Insider: “Americans have already made up their minds about the tax bill — and it…

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