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mises.org
Wells Fargo or the Federal Reserve: Who’s the Bigger Fraud?
The Wells Fargo bank account scandal took center stage in the news last week and in all likelihood will continue to make headlines for many weeks to come. What Wells Fargo employees did in opening bank accounts without customers' authorization was obviously wrong, but in true Washington fashion the scandal is being used to deflect attention away from larger, more enduring, and more important scandals.

What is a tax bracket?

Did you know that not everyone or every dollar earned is taxed the exact same amount? For the 2016 tax year, there are seven tax brackets of varying size with the lowest bracket being subject to a 10% marginal tax rate and the highest being subject to 39.6%. Read more about tax brackets in this TurboTax Blog post.

politico.com
FBI investigating hack of GOP operative’s email
By BEN SCHRECKINGER

The FBI is investigating the email hacking of a Republican operative who believes she was targeted by allies of Donald Trump in a bizarre online “cat-fishing” scheme.

Communications strategist Cheri Jacobus said agents from the bureau have contacted her twice since last week about the hack, in which she says thousands of incoming emails disappeared from her account, after POLITICO first reported on the breach last month.

Jacobus said the agents planned to contact her service provider for more information on the hack and confer with a Justice Department investigator in the Southern District of New York who is familiar with circumstances surrounding the incident. The FBI has a policy of neither confirming nor denying the existence of investigations.

The inquiry is the latest sign that law enforcement officials are taking election-related cyber-crime seriously. In July, the FBI announced it was investigating a hack of the Democratic National Committee that security analysts believe to be part of a broader cyber-campaign against the American political system being conducted by the Russian government. In August, the FBI announced that voting systems in Illinois and Arizona had been targeted by hackers, an incident also linked to Russia. This month, hackers have leaked emails from the accounts of Colin Powell and White House Staffers.

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65% of Americans report that their families are either “doing okay” or “living comfortably” yet 47% of Americans say they could not cover an emergency expense costing $400. 

Rich people have no idea what we consider doing okay to be. We’re so use to not having shit that literal poverty is considered doing okay to us lmao. We can’t cover emergency expenses, but we’re saying we’re doing alright, we’re living paycheck to paycheck, but we’re “okay.”

We live to scrape up the barest of necessities and consider ourselves fortunate for that. It’s bullshit.

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Inability to Cop Satin Valentino Jawns

The Federal has gotten some dooooope press recently. they were on that tom cliché show, then voted best biscuit in America, now IM WRITING ABOUT THEM. What a year guys, congratulations, now you’ve made it.

This is definitely one of my favorite places to eat in Miami hands down. I went to brunch and brought a few friends along. You can try SO many more things when you got the team so always take advantage of your friends. Though, I’m totally that creep who loves to dine alone. Usually you’ll see me at that table in the corner creeping on all you with some large, oversized Celine shades on and a wildly inappropriate restaurant outfit like this look here. You won’t be able to see my eyes at all. Then I’ll be like, taking all sorts of calls on my apple watch while I’m situating some eggs Benedict for the most perfection gram of all time.  You’ll see this and get sort of mad at yourself for your lack of Internet skills and inability to cop satin Valentino jawns.

The Federal Food & Drink Provisions

Tip: Get a biscuit, they’re huge and amazing.

Tip: make a reservation, wait times are wild.

Tip: $19 endless mimosas at brunch tho..

Pricing: jumbo biscuit ($6), wings n waffle ($19), bbq’d braised bacon ($14).

When to come here: brunch, for amazing bbq, dinner, family style situations, before going to Wynwood.

Where: 5132 Biscayne Blvd Miami

Times: Monday: closed Tuesday-Friday 6pm-11pm Saturday: 10:30am-3pm, 6pm-11pm Sunday: 10:30am-4pm, 6pm-9pm.

Phone: 305 758 9559

So on July 2nd we (Australia) are having our Federal Election, the course of our country for the next few years will be up to all of us.

I have been a scrutineer at polling stations before, I have seen the donkey votes, the dicks instead of numbers, and the manifestos written in the margins. When you do this, you are not being funny, or edgy, or alternative, you are being a blistering, raging, fucktrumpet and your actions have consequences.

This Federal Election is arguably one of the most important decisions we have to make as a country. There are many decisions that need to be made in the next few years that will have long term consequences, and cannot easily be reversed.

To quote the late, great Joan Kirner put it, “There is no such thing as being non-political. Just by making a decision to stay out of politics you are making the decision to allow others to shape politics and exert power over you. And if you are alienated from the current political system, then just by staying out of it you do nothing to change it, you simply entrench it.”

Or as Howard Zinn put it, “I don’t believe it’s possible to be neutral. The world is already moving in certain directions, and to be neutral, to be passive… is to collaborate with whatever is going on.”

The Coalition government are already setting us on a course towards a neoliberal nightmare, the likes of which Thatcher and Reagan would most certainly be proud. To defeat this party of the conservative, elitist, xenophobic, and homophobic requires all of us.

On July 2nd, do not piss away your vote, do not collaborate with what is going on. By failing to discharge your democratic duty, you are saying you are fine with what is going on, and what is going on IS. NOT. OKAY.

Ontario ban cancels hunting season for wolves and coyotes

September 16, 2016 — The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters says the province is letting emotion trump sound science when it comes to wildlife management.

Yesterday was supposed to mark the opening of wolf and coyote hunting seasons in several regions, but a decision was announced banning the hunt.

Effective immediately, hunting and trapping of wolves and coyotes has been banned in 40 townships from Anstruther to Minden to Killarney and a number of areas in between.

The OFAH says the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry made a quick decision without sufficient time to adequately consider the thousands of public submissions received. 

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Roger is probably one of the best players that ever played the game. He’s been so great to tennis, because he is such a personality. Everybody loves Roger - the way he plays, the way he acts on the court as a sportsman, off the court. Everybody’s got so much respect for him now, and I think the longer he stays in tennis, the better it is for tennis.” - Stefan Edberg