Out of the Blue

Today is the debut of Kill Bill Vol. 2... I'm really looking forward to that one. More guns and action are on tap in The Punisher, but in spite of my life-long affection for comic books, I'm a little dubious about this one... I think it might have to do with that creepy black wig/dye job Thomas Jane sports in the promos reminding me too much of Dolph Lundgren in that awful original. On the other hand, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos is easier on the eyes than Lou Gossett, so this could be tolerable regardless...

Link of the Day:: Ericisgreat.
Stories of the Day: Taxing times for 16th Amendment rebels.
Police charge designated driver in fatal accident. Thanks Randy.
Adult 'Happy Meals' offer salad, no prize.
Science!: Ray Bradbury advises commission on Mars strategy.
Scientists find new face on Turin shroud.
New support for black hole theory.
Images of the Day: Homemade Rocket Launcher. Thanks Nitzan Wilnai.
HumanDescent Gallery. Thanks Ant.
Follow-up: Stern.Com and Stern's The "Maine Man" For Nassau. Thanks A/S/LayerAODsk.
Thanks Mike Martinez
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I see Blue got up nice and early this morning! Good morning Blue!

Anyway -- first and formost, everyone needs to go over to http://www.gamefaqs.com and vote for Doom. They're having a "Best. Game. Ever." poll thingy, and today is Doom vs Earthbound. I've never even heard of Earthbound, but it's still gotten 40% of the votes as of this morning.

Read the taxing times article -- what a bunch of dips. Arguing semantics and ignoring case law -- yeah, you have a leg to stand on (and, yes, a corporation can receive wages; if you're a contractor and you've incorporated then the wages are paid to your corporation, not to you). What really pisses me off about it, however, is that a fair number of the people who claim they have no obligation to pay income taxes still want the full benefit as if they had paid the taxes. Don't pay taxes? Then don't use any government services (including state government when you have state income tax). Quit using interstates or US/state routes, don't use public transportation (largely funded by taxes), don't call the police or fire services, etc. Sure, they pay property and sales taxes, so some state and local services are paid for still (namely public schools), but it's hardly anywhere close to the majority of government tax revenue.

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