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Archive | February 9, 2015

Two Unexpected Sights In Wolfeboro, N.H.: Tesla Parking/Charging Sign & A Colony Of Red Breasted Robins.

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A picture from the Web. Very similar to what I saw. The red berries. I think it is Holy.

Saturday morning, February 7, 2015, was Teischan’s ballet class, with ‘Northeastern Ballet‘, in Wolfeboro, N.H. I usually take her, and it is no hardship because I make use of the hour to perambulate around the lovely Town, usually irrespective of weather or time of day, something I have been doing for the last few years, having started doing so when I took Devanee to ‘Clearlakes Chorale‘ practices on Thursday night at Brewster Academy.

Saturday morning was unusually fine by current standards: it was Sunny and quite warm — I think it was at least 10°F ( -12°C). It was Fishing Derby weekend and Lake Winnipesaukee was packed. I went down to Brewster, to the Boathouse, and went on the Lake. I walked all the way to Brewster Beach and back. It was fun.

On the way to Brewster, on Main Street, I saw the first unexpected sight. A whole colony, at least 10, red breasted robins, happily hopping around and chirping. It was a big White House, on the waterside. They had a large Holy Bush (I think) with an abundance of red berries. That seems to have been the draw. I wish I had my camera. I didn’t, since it gets in the way of my walk. I was surprised. I thought the robins would have migrated south for the winter. I guess it is because so many people feed them. So seeing all those robins made my day.
teslaparkingI saw the 2nd unexpected sight at the Wolfeboro Inn. I had to go by there to run an errand for Deanna. There were, not one, BUT TWO Tesla — Parking Only/Recharging Station — signs. They were fairly well buried by snow but you could still see them. WOW. I was impressed. I wonder how many Teslas have been to Wolfeboro. First Tesla signs I have seen and I have, for a few months at least, even been a Tesla shareholder.
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Again from the Web. I did not have my camera. But this is what a colony of robins look like — in the snow.


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Lakes Region Public Access (TV), MetroCast Channels 24, 25, 26 NO Longer Covering Alton (N.H.) Town Meetings.

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Click to access LRPA Website with their schedules.


This might not be a big deal. I, for one, do not have MetroCast TV and have not had it in 4 or 5 years. So I do not get MetroCast ‘Local Access’ Channels 24, 25 & 26. [I currently have DirecTV and had DISH prior to that.]

I do have, as of last month, the fairly decent MetroCast 75/5 Mbps Internet service and that is how I heard that Lakes Region Public Access (LRPA) no longer covers Alton Town Meetings. I got my first bill from MetroCast — having paid for the first month when it was installed. When I went, online, of course, to pay the bill (and I always like to pay my Internet bill way ahead incase my Internet happens to be down on the day the bill is due) I saw this notice that Alton will no longer appear in the MetroCast Channels 24 – 26 rosta. I was kind of surprised. I know that there are people who do watch the meetings on TV.

Well I made some inquiries — that it being a Sunday not being an issue. Yes, Alton has been eliminated because Alton is no longer willing to fund LRPA. Fair enough.

Recordings of the Alton Town meetings will still be available, from the Town Website, for online consumption. If you have a Smart TV, and many in Alton now do, you can watch it on your TV — just like it was coming from MetroCast.

So this was yet another Public Service announcement from yours truly.

Happy Chinese New Year.


Recent Claims That Electronic Filing Increases Chance Of An IRS Audit Is Beyond Naive!

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From Feb. 7, 2015 post on the (normally excellent) ‘MarketWatch’ entitled “Should you snail mail your tax returns? Click to ENLARGE and read. Use link below to access original.

Click here to access original at ‘MarketWatch’.


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An actual video and textual explanation from the IRS itself, at a .gov Website, as to how ALL paper returns are converted to electronic form before processing. Click to access. Actually quite fun.


The premise here is SO FLAWED as to be hilarious.

No, the IRS does NOT process paper returns in paper form! Wow. How naive can you be! IRS has not processed paper returns, in paper form, in probably 20 years.

Scanners and OCR was developed for the likes of the IRS, though the IRS also employs legions of data entry clerks to enter some of the data. I could be wrong, and I could be getting the agencies mixed up, but I kind of remember hearing that they used to fly over plane loads of paper returns to Puerto Rico for data entry some time back.

graphics-laughing-320375Bottom line is that all paper returns become electronic BEFORE they get processed — initially by computer. You really didn’t think that they started off by processing returns by hand.

So, yes, while they will be able to make a distinction between eFiled returns and those converted to electronic form by the IRS, the processing that is done on them is the same.

So if you think that eFiling will increase your chances of getting audited you probably should write off more in medical expenses because you probably should be getting more professional help.


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