New York Sought WTC Back Taxes — An attempt by New York City to try to get $34.8 million in back property taxes for the Twin Towers and two nearby buildings was slapped down, Dec. 9, by Administrative Law Judge Marlene F. Scwhatz of the city’s Tax Appeals Tribunal.
The city claimed the property was subject to 3.9 percent commercial rent tax through 2005, when the state legislature ended the tax for all properties below Canal Street, and that despite the destruction of the buildings by terrorist on Sept. 11, 2001, “the airspace that had been surrounded by the buildings still existed.”
Property owner Larry Silverstein pointed out that the government seized control of the entire site in 2001.
New York Sought WTC Back Taxes
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Oscar/Nobel/Pultizer-winner, former Vice President Al Gore — the Buckaroo Banzai of the tree set — consider themselves to be decisive, assertive, purposeful men seeking to save the world. Yesterday, they were dramatically taped at Copenhagen decisively, assertively and purposefully walking into a broom closet.
See the video here.
All that’s missing is for Brown to rap Gore on noggin and call him a knucklehead, and for Gore to start spinning on the floor.
The Men Who Seek To Rule The World
Ahmed Hashim Abed was the mastermind of the March 2004 murder and mutilation of four Blackwater security guards in Fallujah, Iraq. He was finally captured Sept. 3 by Navy SEALs
So do the SEALs get medals, citations and a hero’s parade? No. Three of them are facing charges because Abed got a bloodly lip. The SEALs are refusing non-judicial punishment and are demanding a trial by court-martial.
I guess if the SEALs want sympathy from the powers-that-be they should join a radical Islamic group and counsel soldiers not to fight.
Ahmed Hashim Abed — Words Fail At The Shamefulness of the Obama Administration
Screwups Hail Obama — So this is what we get for the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act? A $3,000 green sign and a solution to a problem that should never have existed and matters worse — at least with regard to things like convenience, traffic and pollution — than it was before a certain government agency tried to fix things.
The sign, which also has an orange top depicting a man digging a ditch and the words “Putting America To Work” went up Sept. 23 at the Springfield Road stop for SEPTA’s Route 101 trolley in Springfield, Pa. SEPTA, btw, never bothered to consider PennDOT’s concerns before starting the project which involved installing traffic-safety gates, removing the traffic-safety gates and changing a decades-old scheme so commuters now must cross the busy highway at least once per round trip, at a spot, mind you, where it is illegal to do so.
And why does Obama think that Americans being forced to earn a living digging ditches is somehow progress? I’d like to see him dig ditches.\
Screwups Hail Obama