“Meghan Markle’s” Major Mistake About Her Pre-Wedding Proves That She Is Not Too Bright, Is Truth-Challenged, Or Both.
I have never liked her. I always thought she came across as shallow. And then THE INTERVIEW. She impresses me none.
She is NO Princess Diana. Princess Diana had class & was smarter than what folks credited her with.
Not so with this one. She is NOT as smart as people think she is.
What Harry saw — & sees in her — baffles I.
I want to see Harry’s DNA.
What a couple. Made for each other.
NOT MY ROYALS.
IRS ‘Free File Fillable Forms’ For 2021 (i.e., 2020 Tax Year) AGAIN Has A Negative Number Error In ‘Schedule D’ — Precludes eFile.
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PANIC. This error is a SHOW STOPPER.
If you have to report short-term capital gain LOSSES on your Schedule D you are SCREWED.
‘Free File Fillable Forms‘ will NOT accept a negative number in column (d), i.e., Proceeds (sales prices). Yes, proceeds can be NEGATIVE. Smile. It can even be quite a BIG negative number. The IRS allows you to enter NEGATIVE numbers in these columns. You enter them in parenthesis.
FFFF does NOT let you enter parenthesis. But, it lets you enter a NEGATIVE number with a MINUS in front.
The problem is that the eFile XML checker has an ERROR. I hate XML. Can’t believe that they still use XML. XML is a bloody joke.
Well, you have to print the return & mail it. This will be the SECOND time eFile has not worked with FFFF.
Search ‘Free Fillable’.
‘Intuit’ ‘TurboTax’ ‘Satisfaction Guaranteed Refund Policy’ Is A Joke, A Scam — Totally & Utterly Sleazy.
I will NEVER, EVER have anything to do with Intuit TurboTax again. Wow. I am in shock.
I thought getting a refund, giving the circumstances would be easy. A piece of cake. WOW. Not so. Took me over 2-hours just to reach a person. They could NOT do anything over the phone. Well, READ the image at the top. 5 to 7 business days JUST to review the request. Then UP TO 6-weeks to make the REFUND.
6 FRIGGING WEEKS! To refund $120 that they got from me.
That is NOT right. That is WRONG.
I never would have thought that Intuit was that scammy!
So, BE AWARE.
I am going with H&R Block. They couldn’t be any worse. Yes, their software doesn’t run on Windows 7 either. So, I will have to use the ONLINE version. Not happy.
As regular readers of this block know, I am a HUGE & long time fan & supporter of the IRS ‘Free Fillable Forms‘. I have been doing my own taxes, without ‘tax software’ for at least the last 7-years. I can do it again, all on my own, without ‘TurboTax’ (equivalent), this year too. But, I could do with some CALCULATION help NEXT YEAR (i.e., 2021 taxes). Due to some ‘exceptional’ Capital Gains, that I could not really delay for any longer, I will have to do some major calculations next year. Yes, I could do it by hand — & I probably will. But, it would be nice to have software on hand to check my calculations — rather than getting a letter from the IRS that I screwed up. Every time I get a letter from the IRS I am sure I lose 10-years of life expectancy — hence why I am already living on borrowed time.
Well, I like to plan ahead. Belts & braces. I don’t want to jump straight into using tax software in 2022 without ANY experience of how it works. Next year’s taxes are going to be complicated enough without having to contend with new software.
So, I was going to do a TRIAL RUN this year. Try & get familiar with the software.
Well Intuit SCREWED ME. Not happy.
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President Joe Biden’s Remark That “Indians Are Taking Over The USA” Is SCARY On So Many Fronts & Levels.
Featured image (above) from the U.K. “Daily Mail”. (click to access)
Even by Joe Biden’s standards this was a DOOZY! What a thing to say right now. This is the WORST NIGHTMARE of Trump supporters. ‘Brownies‘, ‘Pakies‘, ‘Nappy Heads‘ running their beloved country. Ruling over them. Oh, JOE! Why did YOU blurt this out.
That, first & foremost, is my main concern — given that I am brown (& ALAS look like an Indian (though I always tell people I am not good-looking enough to be an Indian) & 120% mistaken to be Indian. There will be backlash. There will be resentment. Oh, Joe!
What Joe said is, in reality, true. Google, Microsoft & IBM, three high tech behemoths, are NOW run by IBM & there are many more. Yes, Indians are taking over, BUT they still have a long way to go.
Biden saying what he said today does not help.
Not too many non-Indians know Indians to the extent I do. I have ‘lived’ in India. I have known Indians all my life. I LOVE Indians, BUT …
The USA run by Indians …
India run by Indians?
Let me say that again, the USA run by Indians!
Luckily, I am OLD enough that I will not live to see that. My kids though will. And I have ….
Enough said, for NOW.
Read between the lines of what I am telling YOU.
Do a SEARCH of this Blog, using the built-in SEARCH bar (in the sidebar/footer) for “love Indians”. You will then see,
New Hampshire COVID-19 Vaccination: VAMS Is Not Working, Get A Manual Appointment Through 211 — April 16!
Well, on February 1, 2021, I thought having to wait till March 25, i.e., 6-weeks away, to get my vaccination was unacceptable. I thought scheduling will IMPROVE over time. WRONG. DEAD WRONG.
I tried yesterday. Could NOT get any appointments. NADA. Nothing.
Today, I made two 211 calls. About 20-minutes on hold, each time, BUT they are really helpful.
After the 1st call I tried VAMS again. Could not get a SINGLE appointment. Then around 7pm today, I called 211 for the 2nd time.
He said that there are times when VAMS does NOT work. Also said that all the sites in the South, i.e., South of Concord, were FULL till May.
But, he could get me an appointment in Plymouth, Lebanon or Claremont. Plymouth is only about an hour away & it is a nice drive. So, I opted for Plymouth.
On Friday, April 16 at the ‘National Guard Recruiting Center’. 2-months out.
This is CRAZY.
All of the ‘fluff’ you hear on WMUR is just plain FAKE NEWS.
I gave up on VAMS, i.e., the U.S. Federal Government ‘Vaccine Administration Management System’, within 5-minutes of logging on, earlier this week, when it could not get me a vaccination appointment outside of 6-weeks. I could tell, even on first use, that VAMS was struggling.
Then today our Governor, Chris Sununu, said that VAMS is FLAWED & that New Hampshire will develop its own system! Pigs will fly.
This is another SCAM. The U.S. Government getting scammed by unscrupulous companies & INSIDE officials.
The U.S. has ALL of the world’s leading software companies! The U.S. knows how to create software.
But, Federal INSIDERS scam US the tax payers. They give contracts out to their ‘friends’. SMILE. We end up with useless software.
This needs to be looked into.
So, as an over-65 I am now eligible to get the vaccination — & have been since January 22, 2021.
I did NOT try & register till yesterday because I was going to Iowa to pick up ‘Rowen’. So, I waited until I got back, i.e., yesterday, to register. Actually there was an e-mail asking me to register. I did.
Today, I was INVITED to pick an appointment. Well, YOU can see from above. Those were my options. Earliest was March 25, 2021. 6-weeks away.
That is a BLOODY JOKE.
Did I get an appointment. Heck NO. I am NOT going to bother. I will wait.
This is a joke. Actually it is a CRIME. What a country.
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Garmin has done it AGAIN. Thinking that any & all CHANGE is progress. No. No. Not so.
Why change something that was perfectly good.
I do want to see MONTHLY totals. Now I am screwed. I can’t get that on my phone. I have to logon to the PC version.
Uncalled for. Who asked for this.
Give us both. Weekly & Monthly.
The parents; father (brown), mother (black).
The Extended Family
I had thought that it would be at least February 2021 before we got a new dog to replace the much beloved ‘Maya’.
Well, the 14-year old had other ideas.
I paid a HEFTY deposit for this puppy today. SMILE.
It is a Newfoundland.
Never had one before. I like big dogs. Big dogs don’t bother me. I need a BIG dog to go on my long, rambling walks.
This dog is in Iowa, 1,250-miles away!
No, we are NOT having it shipped. We are going to go pick her up & drive her back … slowly.
She won’t be ready for another 2-weeks. 9-weeks.
Yes, you should be seeing a lot of her. SMILE.
We do NOT have a name for it — yet. SMILE.
I Was Totally Clueless As To How Pervasive & Problematic ‘Puppy Mills’ Have Become In ‘Amish’ PA & OH.
Of course I had heard of ‘puppy mills’ & knew of their existence. But, until a few days ago I had NO IDEA how widespread they were & what a serious problem they represent.
Yes, with the sad passing of ‘Maya’ we were on the market for a new dog. Though we, i.e., the adults, wanted to wait a few weeks (i.e., at least till February), not so with the kids — especially the 14-year old.
‘Maya’ was our BIG dog & I wanted another BIG dog. I like BIG dogs & have had BIG dogs, without break, for the last 30+ years.
We, or at least the 14-year old & I, talked ourselves out of another ‘Golden‘. We had had enough Goldens over the years. Wanted something different.
So, we started looking at ‘Bernese Mountain Dogs‘, “St. Bernard’s” & ‘Newfoundlands‘.
All the puppies we could find were in Pennsylvania or Ohio. That is when we started doing some research.
We nearly got burned yesterday. A lady I spoke to, in PA, was actually in the ‘Horrible Hundred’ list! YIKES.
As I keep of telling you, I always Google people before I start dealing with them. BINGO.
So, just giving you a heads up.
It has become a business. Dogs as livestock & some will argue that that is what they are.
But, I just wanted to give YOU a head’s up.