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Curmudgeon’s Corner: The Summer of Boredom

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Congressional Deadlock
  • 2012 Election Analysis Update
  • Romney, Bain and Taxes
  • LIBOR Scandal

Recorded on 15 Jul 2012

Length this week – 58:49

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Some Major Disaster

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Condo Flooding / Taxes
  • iPhone Data
  • Election 2012
  • Secret Service Hookers

Recorded on 15 Apr 2012

Length this week – 1:00:04

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Ho Ho Ho

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Christmas / Trees
  • Top Stories of 2011
  • Gifts / Family Car
  • Tax Debacle / Republicans

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[wpaudio url=”http://www.abulsme.com/CurmudgeonsCorner/cc20111225.mp3″ text=”Recorded 25 Dec 2011″]

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No Bleeding Eyes

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner… 

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Taxes
  • Federal Budget
  • Libya

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[wpaudio url=”http://www.abulsme.com/CurmudgeonsCorner/CC20110417.mp3″ text=”Recorded 17 Apr 2011″]

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Beaten Down by the Forces of Regularity

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Tax Plan
  • DADT
  • Obama Long Game
  • Power Outage
  • Tron Legacy
  • Christmas Trees

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[wpaudio url=”http://www.abulsme.com/CurmudgeonsCorner/CC20101219.mp3″ text=”Recorded 19 Dec 2010″]

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Spending, Scanning and Groping

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Deficit Stuff
  • Airport Security

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[wpaudio url=”http://www.abulsme.com/CurmudgeonsCorner/CC20101114.mp3″ text=”Recorded 14 Nov 2010″]

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Just Did My Taxes!

I just hit the final E-file button in TurboTax at 09:49 UTC on April 15th. Not cutting it close at all this year, am I?

Doing all the stuff took me just about 3 hours this time. Wish it was less, but I guess it could be worse.

It looks like for once the withholding ended up being almost exactly right. Refund, but a pretty small one. Enough of a refund to pay for the TurboTax fee, but not all that much more than that. Maybe enough to take the family out to dinner a few extra times. I guess that is just fine. A big refund is always nice (aside from the giving the government an interest free loan and all) but having even a very small refund is a much much better experience than finding out after you do all the TurboTax stuff that you are going to have to write a big fat check. I’ve had that happen a couple of years, and it was very unpleasant.

Not this year! Yea!

Now to bed. I have to be up and getting ready for the work day in just about 4 hours. Bleh!

One Stuck Pixel

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Sam’s Computer Migration
  • Ivan’s New Old Computer
  • Google vs Apple
  • Google China
  • Al-Qaeda 7
  • Taxes Again

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[wpaudio url=”http://www.abulsme.com/CurmudgeonsCorner/CC20100315.mp3″ text=”Recorded 15 Mar 2010″]

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Slow Week

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • The Oscars
  • Obama as Terrorist Fighter
  • Chile Update
  • Tax Question
  • 3G Data Usage

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[wpaudio url=”http://www.abulsme.com/CurmudgeonsCorner/CC20100308.mp3″ text=”Recorded 8 Mar 2010″]

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