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November 26, 2022

Footnotes: Billable Boinking; Nebraska Sans Income Tax?; Don’t Count on Compromise | 01.15.13

Pro tip: If you're going to give a client extra-special services, don't bill them for the time. [ATL]

Nebraska's governor wants to be like Louisiana and get rid of all income taxes. [AP]

‘Tax Extenders’ That Slip Under the Radar [DealBook]

Charity Eyes Quarter-Billion-Dollar Write-Down In Value Of Goods Handled [Forbes]

The tax calculations in this Atlantic article aren't sitting well with lots of people. [Atlantic] 

The Sweet vs. Dill Relish Imbalance Is an Outrage If Americans prefer smooth peanut butter over chunky, you can be sure that the PB&J restaurant will offer smooth peanut butter in their sandwiches. If Americans prefer no-pulp orange juice over pulpy orange juice, you can be sure that the bar will offer no-pulp orange juice as a mixer for screwdrivers. But when it comes to pickles, it seems that Big Food has decided that America's preferences should be ignored. Does America prefer the "dill" variety of pickle first and foremost, above all other flavors? Yes. Does the relish industry therefore respond rationally by making the majority of its relish dill? No. [Gawker]

A Budget Deal is Staring Them in the Face, But Here’s Why Lawmakers Won’t Compromise in 2013 [TPC]

Here's a retort to a recent paper that argues for a robust estate tax. [TF]

NY freezes pension investments in gun makers [WSJ]

Cleo The Puppy's Life Saved By Vodka The puppy, an American Staffordshire named Cleo, licked radiator fluid off spare car parts in a garage in Truganina, Australia, last week. Within 30 minutes, Cleo was swaying on her feet, rejecting food and at risk of kidney failure, according to Cleo's owner, Stacey Zammit, 27, rushed her poisoned pooch to the vet, who said the dog was hours away from renal failure. "It was only a [6.6-pound] dog, so it doesn't take much of the anti-freeze for it to become poisoned," veterinarian Scott Hall from Animal Accident and Emergency Point Cook told "The owners were straight on top of the money. They realized straight away that things weren't right and came straight to us." Alcohol stops a chemical reaction in the liver that causes kidney failure and while ethanol is usually the best treatment for anti-freeze poising, the vets used vodka that a nurse had stashed in her car. It was, in effect, the old "hair of the dog" treatment for the young pup. [HP]

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