All of us have some sort of routine to our day. Unless you’re the quintessential adventurer, who doesn’t know what he’s going to end up doing from one moment to the next, there’s a familiar pattern that our life follows on a day-to-day basis. In fact, it’s this very pattern that we seek to break on weekends and during holidays. If there’s an environmentalist somewhere inside you who wants to do his or her bit for the planet, incorporating a few green practices in the regular course of your day is one of the easiest and most effective ways to start. Here’s how you can make every day a green day: 6.00am: The dreaded alarm goes off. You somehow manage to fight off the urge to crawl back under the sheets and make your way to the bathroom. With your eyes half-closed, you start brushing your teeth. ONLY you don’t forget to turn the tap off. ONLY you don’t let the water run while you work at those pearly whites. ONLY you … [Read more...] about Make Every Day a Green Day in Albany, NY
by Long Island Attorney Paul A. Lauto, Esq./www.liattorney.com The NYS Court of Appeals recently upheld the imposition of the MTA tax as it applies to, among others, self-employed individuals of Nassau and Suffolk Counties making over $50,000 per year. This decision effectively adds insult to injury for the Long Island small business person and applies whether or not the mass transit system is being utilized. Many can attest to the fact that running your own business on Long Island, is a very difficult task in today’s economy. The self-employment (SE) tax alone is a huge financial burden to the self employed, as it requires twice the payment for social security tax (12.4%) than that paid by regular employees (6.2%). Combined with Medicare, the total SE tax comes to approximately 15.3%. Now add the unjust MTA tax of .34% of net earnings on top and it stings like salt in a wound. This especially rings true for the self-employed of Long Island who do … [Read more...] about NYS Court Of Appeals Delivers Blow To Long Island’s Self-Employed
(NaturalNews) I’ve warned Natural News readers about this several times over the last decade: Do NOT become an organ donor! Although you may wish to help others out of the goodness of your (literal) heart, the sinister truth is that doctors routinely harvest organs from LIVING patients right here in the USA. And here’s yet more proof. This true story will astound you. A woman named Colleen Burns recently opened her eyes to find herself on an operating table in a hospital in Syracuse, NY. Looking around, she noticed that she was the subject of the operation. It turns out doctors were about to harvest her organs and send them to other waiting surgeons who would transplant them into other patients. This isn’t fiction. It was covered by ABC News and several other news sources. It really happened. And how did it happen? Doctors falsely pronounced her dead by fraudulently claiming she had suffered “cardiopulmonary … [Read more...] about Horror as patient wakes up in NY hospital with doctors trying to harvest her organs for transplant profits
by Long Island Attorney Paul A. Lauto, Esq. New York’s gift and estate tax law has changed effective April 1, 2014 and some of it is good, some of it is bad and some of it is really ugly. The law enacted differs from the proposed law, as detailed in our March 10, 2014 blog. The good news is that the NYS estate tax exemption limit, will gradually increase over the next five years to match the federal estate tax exemption limit. The increased limits are as follows: The bad news, is that the new law has imposed a 3 year look back period for gifts. That means that gifts made within 3 years prior to death, will be added back in to the estate for tax purposes. The exceptions are gifts made prior to April 1, 2014, gifts made while not a New York resident and gifts made on or after January 1, 2019. Now for the ugly part of the new law. Previously, estate tax was payable on the amount that exceeded the estate tax exemption limit. Under the new … [Read more...] about The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of NY’s Gift And Estate Tax Changes
Many times military technology kept secret for years can have a second life in the civilian marketplace. Very lucrative contracts can be had for private corporations using advanced military technology not yet seen by the public. A sort of hand me down approach is taken by partnering government with corporations. Making it seem as if the revealed technology is “cutting edge” and the first of it’s kind. Even if it has been suspected to exist for years. A sort of urban legend. The denials keep coming. Until there are no more denials and the idea is slowly normalized. This very fascinating urban legend is the concept of Deep Underground Bases and the Tunnels that connect them. A staple of conspiracy theorists and science fiction novels. Often derided as pure fantasy that could not possibly exist when mentioned in the context of secret government technology. The realm of “tin foil hats” and little green … [Read more...] about HyperLoop SuperSonic Underground Transport: NY to DC in 29 Minutes. Secret Government Technology to be Deployed to the Public?