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WFW must run for dog catcher/mayor in Louisa county...fair share and she-it

Members of President Biden's Cabinet are able to punt paying taxes as they divest their assets to avoid conflicts of interest when they enter into public service, thanks to a little-known provision of federal law. 

Under Section 2634 of federal elections law sits a unique provision to help soften the financial blow of new administration officials suddenly selling off assets: certificates of divestiture.

Since 1989, this tax provision has been offered by the Office of Government Ethics and has helped administration employees and appointees — including Cabinet members — defer paying capital gains taxes when they are required to sell assets as they enter public service.

Government appointees and employees are able to put off paying capital gains taxes as long as they reinvest their gains into less-conflicted interests, such as mutual funds and treasury bonds.

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These people, though…

A contractor hired by the Arizona Senate is reviewing Maricopa County's 2020 election data from an undisclosed location in Montana, with no oversight from state or county officials.

Ben Cotton, founder of tech firm CyFIR, a Senate subcontractor, made copies of the county’s election server and other election data and then drove the copies to a “secure lab” in Montana, according to Senate liaison Ken Bennett. 

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13 minutes ago, Leon Troutsky said:

These people, though…

A contractor hired by the Arizona Senate is reviewing Maricopa County's 2020 election data from an undisclosed location in Montana, with no oversight from state or county officials.

Ben Cotton, founder of tech firm CyFIR, a Senate subcontractor, made copies of the county’s election server and other election data and then drove the copies to a “secure lab” in Montana, according to Senate liaison Ken Bennett. 

Turns out (that secure lab) is a cabin (on a lake) south of Big Fork, Montana. One thing the Arizona Republic article makes clear is that nothing is clear: What kind of information is there? Why is it there? When is it coming back? Who has access to it? What safeguards are in place to protect it? Just what the holy friggin’ **** is going on? What couldn’t be done here? Either the Senate doesn’t know or they, Cyber Ninjas, and Ben Cotton aren’t saying.

The public wouldn’t know any of this except that an observer for the Secretary of State’s Office heard a rumor and asked the question. Spokesperson Bennett confirmed the Montana story but provided no details. ****’s gotta stop.

And get this: Yesterday three legislators from Pennsylvania visited the Arizona circus and said they “absolutely” must bring it to the Keystone State. Yeah, because it’s going so well here. Just look for your PA ballots in rural Maine. :lol:

 

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Imagine if something as simple as wearing a mask could eradicate other potentially deadly viruses and save even more people…

But an unexpected upside of the Covid-19 pandemic may have solved this problem for us — or at least made flu’s diversity more manageable.

With Covid suppression measures like mask wearing, school closures, and travel restrictions driving flu transmission rates to historically low levels around the world, it appears that one of the H3N2 clades may have disappeared — gone extinct. The same phenomenon may also have occurred with one of the two lineages of influenza B viruses, known as B/Yamagata. 

Neither has been spotted in over a year. In fact, March of 2020 was the last time viral sequences from B/Yamagata or the H3N2 clade known as 3c3.A were uploaded into the international databases used to monitor flu virus evolution, Trevor Bedford, a computational biologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, told STAT.

If the global pool of flu viruses has truly shrunk to this degree, it would be a welcome outcome, flu experts say, making the twice-a-year selection of viruses to be included in flu vaccines for the Northern and Southern hemispheres much easier work.

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And this is good news…

The U.S. economy added 559,000 jobs in May, the latest sign of a strengthening recovery as vaccinations rise and covid restrictions ease nationwide.

The unemployment rate dropped slightly from 6.1 percent to 5.8 percent, according to the monthly report, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The gains were driven strongly by jobs added at restaurants, bars and other food service establishments, which added 186,000 workers in the month.

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3 minutes ago, Leon Troutsky said:

And this is good news…

The U.S. economy added 559,000 jobs in May, the latest sign of a strengthening recovery as vaccinations rise and covid restrictions ease nationwide.

The unemployment rate dropped slightly from 6.1 percent to 5.8 percent, according to the monthly report, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The gains were driven strongly by jobs added at restaurants, bars and other food service establishments, which added 186,000 workers in the month.

I feel like you've explained it before but what's the reason for the ADP report always being a little different.

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4 minutes ago, Leon Troutsky said:

And this is good news…

The U.S. economy added 559,000 jobs in May, the latest sign of a strengthening recovery as vaccinations rise and covid restrictions ease nationwide.

The unemployment rate dropped slightly from 6.1 percent to 5.8 percent, according to the monthly report, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The gains were driven strongly by jobs added at restaurants, bars and other food service establishments, which added 186,000 workers in the month.

I've been thinking about getting a job. Can't decide what be cool and not boring. 

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17 minutes ago, Southern California Liar said:

I feel like you've explained it before but what's the reason for the ADP report always being a little different.

I honestly have no idea.  I usually pay attention to the BLS numbers and ignore ADP, but there’s no real reason for that other than that the BLS numbers have such a long history and it’s what I use to forecast elections.  

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1 hour ago, Leon Troutsky said:

These people, though…

A contractor hired by the Arizona Senate is reviewing Maricopa County's 2020 election data from an undisclosed location in Montana, with no oversight from state or county officials.

Ben Cotton, founder of tech firm CyFIR, a Senate subcontractor, made copies of the county’s election server and other election data and then drove the copies to a “secure lab” in Montana, according to Senate liaison Ken Bennett. 

 

Maddow is mostly useless, but broken clocks and such.

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