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:: Friday, March 15, 2002 ::

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:: 3:30 PM [+] ::
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KANSAS LAW SAYS DRUG DEALERS MUST PAY INCOME TAX


This law is one of the most unbelievable I've seen. Here are some of the main points, copied right from the webpage about the law:

Who is Liable for the Drug Tax?

An individual is classified as a drug dealer and is liable for the payment of drug taxes if he/she manufactures, produces, ships, transports, or imports into Kansas or possesses:

-more than 28 grams of marijuana (processed or marijuana plants) or
-1 gram of controlled substance or 10 or more dosage unites of a controlled substance (K.S.A. 79-5201)

How is tax paid?

Drug dealers, as defined above, are required by law to purchase tax stamps from the Department of Revenue's Business Tax Bureau (K.S.A. 79-5204). In order to protect against any possible violation of the self-incrimination constitutional protection, a dealer is not required to give his/her name or address when purchasing stamps and the Business Tax Bureau is prohibited from sharing any information relating to the purchase of drug tax stamps with law enforcement or anyone else.



So all you dealers in Kansas, be sure to be on the "up and up" with your taxes. Wouldn't want anyone to think you were doing something illegal, would ya? To read the full page about the law (this is no joke), click here: http://www.ksrevenue.org/abc/drugfaq.html

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:: Thursday, March 14, 2002 ::
pseudodictionary.com -- for anyone who loves words and wordplay as much as I do, this site totally rocks. Leximavens beware, this site is addictive!
:: 11:23 PM [+] ::
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As reported tonight on Discovery Science channel, there are some internet taxis now cruising through NYC. For no extra charge, you can surf the net on a Palm Pilot. Now you can be in your own little world as the cabbie is in his! Look for the cabs with the purple Yahoo! bottom (and cool purple interior). Cool idea, but so far, there's only about 10 of these cabs on the road.
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:: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 ::
There is a chain of banks called 5/3, or Fifth Third. Why would someone dealing with dollars and numbers all day use a fraction for the name of their bank, and not a proper fraction at that? Wouldn't 1 2/3 sound better than 5/3? There IS no Fifth Third: everything can have only three thirds. duh uh uhuhuhhhhhhhhh.
:: 10:26 PM [+] ::
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:: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 ::
war blogs?
have u come across any blogs written by anyone who is actually in the military (or who for some other reason is over there) and knows what's REALLY going on? To hear a non-media-blighted description would be very interesting indeed. Leave a comment if you knnow of such a blog, or email the link on the bar above these posts. Peace
:: 8:41 PM [+] ::
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and the typo of the day goes to:
a webpage where a food item was listed as "filet minion." Um, you sure you want minions in your meal? Perhaps you would like a stake instead.. except, of course, if you are a vampire. Maybe only us nerdy word-types notice such misspellings and find great humor in them. The English language surely is a big composite joke, so hey, why not laugh a little?
:: 12:58 PM [+] ::
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:: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 ::
On the news today, a pharmacist is being jailed for watering down cancer medication, and was accused of doing it to make more profit. Is that completely sick or what? We are not talking about watering down someones placebos.. this is CANCER mediacation. He effectively robbed these customers (150 something reported cases of watering down) of not only their money, but of chances of a better life. That is really sad.
:: 10:37 PM [+] ::
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Some Wine to go with that JEEZ!
A story in the Associated Press today said that 6 London bankers spent nearly $63,000 at a meal recently -- and that was all on drinks and cigarettes! The restaurant, the posh Petrus in London's St. James district, picked up the tab on their food. Since the meal, all but one of the bankers have been fired. Four bottles of the wine consumed cost between $13,000 and $18,000 EACH. While the restaurant said the bankers paid the tab with their own money, apparently some of them tried to write part of the tab off as a business expense. One paper said one of the men paid $12,000 of the tab even though he had not drank any wine, and said "to be honest, I'm not that bothered about it."
What's disturbing about this picture is that for a banker to spend $12K for something he did not partake in, and not even care about it, makes it seem as though he had so much money to throw around that $12K has about as much meaning to him as a dime to the rest of us. And where do bankers get their money? From us regular folks, who put our money in banks, effectively loaning it to them so they can invest and get rich on it. It becomes quite obvious who is actually making the money on our savings. Ouch. What a scam!
PS: did you know that in the early years of the United States, it was illegal for banks to charge interest on loans? Yep. check it out.
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:: Monday, February 25, 2002 ::
"reality TV"
WHO's reality? nuff said.
:: 9:20 PM [+] ::
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:: Saturday, February 23, 2002 ::
Some foods were not meant to go together
I just read another person's web journal about foods that sound gross, and recalled something I saw in St. Louis. It was a restaurant that specialized in FISH tacos. Yes, that's one dish. That sounds to me about as gross at it gets. Picturing this atrocious concoction, I can accept fish with lettuce on top. That's common on sandwiches. Or fish with tomatoes, or even cheese. But WHY did anyone ever throw fish into a taco shell, and then add taco sauce? That sounds about as tasty as squashed bugs. What's worse was this restaurant had signs all over the place, something like "world famous fish tacos" as if this is something people would come from all corners of the earth to taste. Actually, I picture just the opposite. What's more frightening is, well, for a restaurant to exist and thrive like that, someone must actually be buying those things. ack, yuck, blech! ugh! yack phooey!
:: 3:14 AM [+] ::
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Something Stinks in the White House
I smell gas. Oh, that's just Dubya letting out a big Enron fart. Can you say rotten eggs?
:: 2:45 AM [+] ::
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