Violent protests against the hated Equitalia, the Italian tax collection agency, are making headlines in several cities in the past few days. In Rome mail bombings have been ongoing since December. Via Google Translate, this time in Italian, please consider a trio of articles.
I had been reorganizing and thinning out my bookshelves for a good part of the week.
My collection of books on Israel, due to inheriting the collections of a few family members, is half in boxes. It is a problem because it has now grown so large it could take over one entire floor-to-ceiling bookcase on its own.
A few months ago, I shelved all the Israel books, just to see what it would be like, and it was more war than I wanted around me every day in my office, and so I put some back in boxes, feeling guilty.
Caterpillar announced its Q4 profits, which have dropped by 55%. Investigation showed that batteries are not the reason for the emergency landings of Boeing 787. Italian interest rate on government bonds dropped to 1.434%. Yahoo announced its Q4 profits’ report, showing an improvement.
The 10-year-old girl has petitioned Afghanistan’s president to help her find a safe, new home days after her brother — a Taliban commander — allegedly strapped an explosives-packed vest to her.
In an interview Wednesday with The Associated Press, the girl known as Spozhmai says she fears that if she returns to her family she again will be asked to blow herself up in a suicide bombing attack. She asked Karzai to put her “in a good place.”
We never do this, especially with girls
AP - A fake bomb that prompted the evacuation of a southern Indiana post office Tuesday was the fourth since Friday sent to Toyota Motor Corp.'s U.S. headquarters and production plants in three states, a company spokesman said.
A powerful homemade bomb exploded Sunday at a court in a southern Italian city, in an attack the authorities blamed on the local mafia.The device, consisting of a gas cylinder with dynamite attached to it, detonated at 5:00 am (0400 GMT) in an entrance to the court in Reggio Calabria, damaging the building, according to police quoted in the media.No-one was injured in the explosion, which happened in the entry to the building housing the prosecutor's office in the centre of the city.
Photo credit: Wikipedia Let’s say your employer fires your, you plunge into a deep depression and sue. When you settle, is it taxable? Damages for personal physical injuries are tax-free under Section 104 of the tax code. So are damages for physical sickness. See Tax-Free Wrongful Death Punitive Damages? But only physical [...]