The Constitutional Times

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Here’s a new blog, The Constitutional Times, launched on the American Independence Day (July 4th) that submits articles about freedom and liberty that a reasonable mind can understand and any sane person will agree with: http://constitutiontimes.com/hello-world/#disqus_thread.

IRS Form 8283, Appraiser Qualifications, and Penalties for Fraudulent Donating

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IRS Publication 561 Qualified appraiser.  A qualified appraiser is an individual who meets all the following requirements. The individual either: Has earned an appraisal designation from a recognized professional appraiser organization for demonstrated competency in valuing the type of property being appraised, or Has met certain minimum education and experience requirements. For real property, the appraiser… Read more »

Got Beaver?

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When Europeans first arrived in North America, the landscape was much different. Instead of free-flowing streams descending from high elevation to the sea, the flow of water was pooled from the Piedmont to the lowlands, like pearls on a string. Beavers created the pearly ponds for themselves but all the creatures benefited. So, the lay… Read more »

Renewed Despotism: Russian Gangster Vladimir Putin

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Got cash? Looking for emerging markets with a substantial upside? Beware of Russia. Emerging market it is, but the consistent return provided by ETF”s is fraught with high risk. Just as other nations have allowed leaders to rise to power for a variety of reasons (think Mao, Lenin, Hitler, Hussein, Ahmadinejad, Kim Jong-il, etc.), Russia… Read more »

The Geography of a Woman

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GEOGRAPHY OF A WOMAN • Between 18 and 22, a woman is like Africa – half discovered, half wild, fertile and naturally beautiful! • Between 23 and 30, a woman is like Europe – well-developed and open to trade, especially for something of real value. • Between 31 and 35, a woman is like Spain… Read more »

Boomer Collectibles: Sell Now Before it’s Too Late

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The boats are leaving port, people; pay attention to what’s happening all around you. I’m talking about the Boomers. They’re growing old, down-sizing, divesting, even beginning to die off in ever-growing numbers. All of that stuff that they are/were collecting that reminded them of their childhood is fast becoming passé. The generations behind them could… Read more »