Tag Archives: Middle East

IRS Just Sent Back My 2012 Tax Return

I just received my tax return for 2012 back from the IRS. Not clear why. I am confused! They are questioning how many dependents I claimed. I guess it was because of my response to the question: “List all dependents?”

This is How it All Began, Really

In ancient Israel , it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot. And Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she was often called Amazon Dot Com. And she said unto […]

Frank Sinatra and the Jews

  Francis Albert Sinatra (1915-1998) may have been one of America ‘s most famous Italian Catholics, but he kept the Jewish people and the State of Israel close to his heart, manifesting life-long commitments to fighting anti-Semitism and to activism on  behalf of Israel .

Cross-Cultural Advertising

A disappointed cola salesman returns from his assignment in Israel. A friend asked, “Why weren’t you successful with the Israelis?” The salesman explained, “When I got posted in the Middle East, I was very confident that I would make a good sales pitch in rural areas. But I had a problem. I didn’t know how […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 463 – Exceptional People

http://www.peacecorps.gov Volunteer projects and enter 688-261 in the keyword seach box. Can you just imagine someone around here coming along and building schools and fixing bridges for $20,000? Our government construction project costs are so overinflated, with costs so mismanaged, that it’s a wonder our city, state and federal goverments are solvent at all. Or […]