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Archive for September, 2012

Peace Love Beans

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Thank you to Trying God’s Patience for such inspirational and thought-provoking images and sayings to brighten my day. And for sharing a love of coffee.

5 Minutes at Fair Oaks

Monday, September 24th, 2012

One of the largest dairies in the nation, located in northern Indiana and boasting 25,000 acres and 32,000 cows. Fair Oaks is the marvel of the AG world, not only using state of the art facilities in production, but Fair Oaks brings agriculture to non-farm folks, bridging the ever-widening gap between farm and consumer. Well […]

Where Your Tax Dollars Go

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Here’s how almost $944 billion in 2010 individual income tax revenue has been allocated in the 2011 budget (most recent numbers available): (Click image for larger format)

Tax Tip – Mistakes to Avoid in Gift Planning

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Farm CPA Today blogger Paul Neiffer has a few good tips on gift planning. Farmers are usually big in the “gift planning” department, so his ideas are definitely worth checking out. As always, please check with your attorney or accountant before proceeding. Mistakes to Avoid in Lifetime Giving

Best Federal Court Brief EVER

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Attorney Bob Kohn from New York filed this Amicus Curiae (friend of the Court) brief to oppose a proposed anti-trust settlement of three e-book providers with the Department of Justice. It’s a mere 8 pages long – including citations, a cover page, and a signature page. It’s a “graphic novellette.” That means it’s a 5-page […]

Save the Earth – Take a Walk

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

The China Environmental Protection Foundation wanted to raise awareness about conservation and the effect of millions of cars on the roadways, so they created this impact statement in the form of pedestrian-created art at one of the busy intersections in a major city. White canvases, each pre-painted with a leafless tree, were stretched across the […]


Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Death to Pennies

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Another great economics lesson in 4.5 minutes from CGP Grey.  The author makes learning about our culture and economics engaging and fun.  Watch and listen to why the US should abolish the penny: Find more great videos at the CGP Grey YouTube Channel: CGP Grey on YoutTube

21 Ways Rich People Think Differently

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Intriguing article from Business Insider.   Presents a cosmic view of the culture of being rich verses the culture of not being rich.  As with most things on the Internet, one shouldn’t take it too seriously, but the article points out some interesting perspectives.  Worth a look 21 Ways Rich People Think Differently