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Does Individual No.1 even know where he is?

Posted by Suburban Warrior | Mon Dec 3, 2018, 10:29 PM (14 replies)

Tax Change Helps Executives Afford Pricier Planes

By Rachel Feintzeig
Sept. 12, 2018 10:51 a.m. ET

The recent changes to the tax code are giving business executives a new perk: the opportunity to deduct the entirety of a corporate-jet purchase.

President Trump signed more than 100 changes to the U.S. tax code into law at the end of last year. Among them: The price of a new or used airplane purchased by a company can be a 100% write-off against its earnings.

That is a major change. Before, buyers of new planes could generally deduct at least 50% of the cost of an aircraft in the first year. Buyers of used airplanes had to take those deductions more slowly.

Marcus Adolfsson, chief executive of online technology publisher Mobile Nations, bought a used Embraer Phenom 100 for just under $2 million at the end of December, right as the new tax law was going into effect. The rule allowing owners to deduct 100% on used equipment was retroactive to late September.

Posted by Suburban Warrior | Sun Sep 16, 2018, 10:51 PM (0 replies)

This tweet didn't age well...

Posted by Suburban Warrior | Tue Aug 21, 2018, 07:45 PM (6 replies)

Of Course Trump Wants His Personal Pilot to Run the FAA

Margaret Carlson
08.06.18 4:54 AM ET

It’s not easy to get Donald Trump off one of his tears: ripping up treaties, hating his attorney general, insulting black athletes.

But Democrats with the tacit agreement of Republicans have quietly delayed one of Trump’s more reckless ideas to the point where it is all but dead: appointing his pilot, John Dunkin, who hasn’t had much to do since Trump started flying Air Force One, to run the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA isn’t a task force created to reward Trump’s cronies. The friendly skies would be less so if it weren’t for the FAA with its 45,000 employees regulating millions of flights moving 756 million passengers annually without an airline crash in nearly a decade.

Trump put Dunkin’s name on the table in a meeting at the White House with members of the pertinent aviation committees from Capitol Hill on February 14. Dunkin is a fine pilot. He and Trump agree on inconsequential aviation matters: that jets should not be allowed to fly over Mar a Lago; no plane should be grounded for not having the right paperwork, and that it was wrong of the FAA to remove Trump’s name from navigational points in Florida.

And they see eye-to-eye on consequential ones: Trump said Dunkin agreed with him that the the FAA was bungling NextGen, the multi-billion dollar overhaul of air traffic control and on splitting the agency into two pieces with air traffic control going private.

Posted by Suburban Warrior | Mon Aug 13, 2018, 07:52 PM (1 replies)

Mueller has a laugh at Trump's stupidity


Posted by Suburban Warrior | Tue Aug 7, 2018, 04:50 PM (3 replies)

North Korea provided just 1 dog tag with 55 sets of war remains

WASHINGTON — When North Korea handed over 55 boxes of bones that it said are remains of American war dead, it provided a single military dog tag but no other information that could help U.S. forensics experts determine their individual identities, a U.S. defense official said Tuesday.

The official, who discussed previously undisclosed aspects of the remains issue on condition of anonymity, said it probably will take months if not years to fully determine individual identities from the remains, which have not yet been confirmed by U.S. specialists to be those of American servicemen.

The official did not know details about the single dog tag, including the name on it, or whether it was even that of an American military member. During the Korean War, combat troops of 16 other United Nations member countries fought alongside U.S. service members on behalf of South Korea. Some of them, including Australia, Belgium, France and the Philippines, have yet to recover some of their war dead from North Korea.

The 55 boxes were handed over at Wonsan, North Korea last Friday and flown aboard a U.S. military transport plane to Osan air base in South Korea, where U.S. officials catalogued the contents. After a repatriation ceremony at Osan on Wednesday, the remains will be flown to Hawaii where they will begin undergoing in-depth forensic analysis, in some cases using mitochondrial DNA profiles, at a Defense Department laboratory to attempt to establish individual identifications.

Posted by Suburban Warrior | Wed Aug 1, 2018, 07:52 AM (5 replies)

Scott Walker in Trouble in WI

A new poll from NBC News and Marist College shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker trailing a Democratic challenger by double-digits, part of a raft of rough results for Republicans across three Midwestern states.

The poll showed Wisconsin state education superintendent Tony Evers, the Democratic primary front-runner, taking 54 percent to Walker's 41 percent in a head-to-head match-up. Walker has warned for months that Republicans need to be active and vigilant as he runs for a third term, with Democrats winning a series of down-ticket elections in Wisconsin earlier this year.

But Democrats have had to grapple with a crowded Democratic primary field that, at one point, included more than a dozen candidates but has shrunk to eight ahead of the Aug. 14 primary. Evers has consistently polled at the front of the Democratic field.

The results are sharply more negative for Walker than the most recent Marquette University poll of the governor’s race in June, which showed Walker narrowly ahead of Evers, 48 percent to 44 percent.

Posted by Suburban Warrior | Thu Jul 26, 2018, 06:18 PM (52 replies)

Cambridge Analytica employee claims they had Clinton's emails a month before WL released them

Then there’s Cambridge Analytica. The (now shuttered) British company did the Trump campaign’s data. Its speciality was ‘microtargeting’: individual messages tailored to individual voters, delivered by email, Facebook and Twitter. The US intelligence agencies believe that Russian internet ‘troll factories’ were also pushing out pro-Trump propaganda on social media: sometimes fake news, sometimes real news, such as the hacked contents of Clinton’s emails. The question is whether this was done in coordination with the Trump campaign. An American lawyer I know told me that he was approached by a Cambridge Analytica employee after the election. They had had the Clinton emails more than a month before they were published by WikiLeaks: ‘What should I do?’ Take this to Mueller, the lawyer replied.

The entire article can be read here:
Posted by Suburban Warrior | Thu Jun 21, 2018, 07:33 PM (1 replies)

DA: Nassau cop, drug ring leader conspired to rob gamblers

A Port Jefferson Station man accused of running a drug ring that included two Nassau police officers also conspired with a third cop to commit robberies at an Islandia casino, Suffolk District Attorney Timothy Sini said Wednesday.

Daniel Caceres, 29, plotted with Nassau Police Officer Bruce Moeller to rob a high-roller who had won more than $50,000 at Jake’s 58 Hotel and Casino, Sini said during a news conference in Riverhead announcing the indictment of 13 people, including Moeller and the two other officers.

Moeller also conspired with his wife, Jake’s 58 cashier Christina Moeller, to rob an armored truck carrying cash from the casino, said Sini, who was joined by Suffolk Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart and representatives of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Postal Service.

Posted by Suburban Warrior | Wed Jun 20, 2018, 08:20 PM (0 replies)

Gee, President Trumpke

Posted by Suburban Warrior | Tue May 22, 2018, 06:04 PM (14 replies)
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