- the address of the sender of a letter or parcel indicating where it should be returned if it cannot be delivered
- In postal mail, a return address is an explicit inclusion of the address of the person sending the message. It provides the recipient (and sometimes authorized intermediaries) with a means to determine how to respond to the sender of the message if needed.
- A bounce address is an e-mail address to which bounce messages are delivered. There are many variants of the name, none of them used universally, including return path, reverse path, envelope from, envelope sender, MAIL FROM, 2821-FROM, return address, From_, Errors-to, etc.
- (Federal Taxes) The Federal Government does not exempt individual Indians from income taxes or other federal taxes.
- (Federal Taxes) Any Unemployment Compensation you receive is subject to Federal, New York State and local taxes provided you are required to file a tax return. You may elect to have 10% of your Unemployment Insurance benefit check withheld for Federal tax purposes and/or 2.5% for State tax.
- Comparison of tax rates around the world is difficult and somewhat subjective. Tax laws in most countries are extremely complex, and tax burden falls differently on different groups in each country and sub-national unit. The lists below give an indication by rank of some raw indicators.
A SIGN OF FRUSTRATION
MATOAKA: the affectionate name of a playful but highly independent young native girl who had a very good conscience and became a Christian because of that conscience.
on the way to our job in Dinwiddie County recently, we were passing through Matoaca, an old cotton milling village that grew up on the north side of the Appomattox River at a location where water power was available and 19th Century engineers could sluice that water into mill races that would turn the wheels of the mills beside the river front. the descendants of those mill workers are still here. they have a very strong work ethic. they pay their taxes. they raise good children. they go to church on Sunday. they conclude prayers with the words, "in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior", so the prayer will be heard by Jehovah. they know the Jew's prayers are heard by Yahweh AND that the 30th and 31st chapters of Jeremiah predicted in great detail the Holocaust and Exodus from Europe many centuries before World War 2, and they know that these two belief systems are the basis of our UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, and that the principles of representative government are to be found in the Pentatuch of the Holy Book. they know that these two faiths are destined for ultimate unification in the very near future. they know there is definitely a major World War going on right to this day that cannot be seen with the human eye and they know exactly Who will win that war. and they know that afterward there will be many survivors who will be ready to get on with God's Plan for the Earth. and they seem to be rather angry, possibly even very angry, about something very much lacking in our current national politicians....politicians who listen to polls, and politicians who listen to elites, and politicians who listen to the party leaders,...and politicians who FAIL to LISTEN to the COMMON PEOPLE or the COLLECTIVE CONSCIENCE or even their OWN CONSCIENCE....yeah, THOSE politicians.
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST SHORT STORIES EVER WRITTEN BY AN AMERICAN AUTHOR
Subject: Burial At Sea
Powerful stuff. Please take time to read all of this. I wish each American could read this one. I feel too many of us fail to grasp what our young troops have done for us for so long, the freedoms they have protected for us. To only those who would and could appreciate it. This account is one of a kind...a powerful one that touches your heart. Read this slowly and to the end. Tough duty then as it is now.
Burial at Sea
by LtCol George Goodson, USMC (Ret)
In my 76th year, the events of my life appear to me, from time to time,
as a series of vignettes. Some were significant; most were trivial.
War is the seminal event in the life of everyone that has endured it.
Though I fought in Korea and the Dominican Republic and was wounded
there, Vietnam was my war.
Now 37 years have passed and, thankfully, I rarely think of those days
in Cambodia, Laos, and the panhandle of North Vietnam where small teams
of Americans and Montangards fought much larger elements of the North
Vietnamese Army. Instead I see vignettes: some exotic, some mundane:
*The smell of Nuc Mam.
*The heat, dust, and humidity.
*The blue exhaust of cycles clogging the streets.
*Elephants moving silently through the tall grass.
*Hard eyes behind the servile smiles of the villagers.
*Standing on a mountain in Laos and hearing a tiger roar.
*A young girl squeezing my hand as my medic delivered her baby.
*The flowing Ao Dais of the young women biking down Tran Hung Dao.
*My two years as Casualty Notification Officer in North Carolina,
Virginia, and Maryland.
It was late 1967. I had just returned after 18 months in Vietnam.
Casualties were increasing. I moved my family from Indianapolis to
Norfolk, rented a house, enrolled my children in their fifth or sixth
new school, and bought a second car.
A week later, I put on my uniform and drove 10 miles to Little Creek,
Virginia. I hesitated before entering my new office. Appearance is
important to career Marines. I was no longer, if ever, a poster Marine.
I had returned from my third tour in Vietnam only 30 days before. At
5'9", I now weighed 128 pounds - 37 pounds below my normal weight. My
uniforms fit ludicrously, my skin was yellow from malaria medication,
and I think I had a twitch or two.
I straightened my shoulders, walked into the office, looked at the
nameplate on a Staff Sergeant's desk and said, "Sergeant Jolly, I'm
Lieutenant Colonel Goodson. Here are my orders and my Qualification
Sergeant Jolly stood, looked carefully at me, took my orders, stuck out
his hand; we shook and he asked, "How long were you there, Colonel?" I
replied "18 months this time." Jolly breathed, "you must be a slow
learner Colonel." I smiled.
Jolly said, "Colonel, I'll show you to your office and bring in the
Sergeant Major. I said, "No, let's just go straight to his office."
Jolly nodded, hesitated, a
Fourth of July
Happy 4th of July!
It's the Biggest U.S. Fireworks Day of the Year!
What did the American President do every 4th of July?
After much painstaking research.. here is an accurate annual chronology of what happened every fourth of July while George W. Bush has been in office:
From the White House:
2001- Bush and the First Lady address at Independence Hall in Philadelphia and is presented a keepsake box from Philadelphia Mayor John Street.
(The box was made out of wood from the last surviving "liberty tree" that stood on the campus of St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland).
2002- The president visits Ripley, West Virginia, where he gives a speech in which he says, "People need to celebrate freedom and . . . go about their business knowing full well that our government is doing everything we can to protect them."
In the evening, Bush is back in the White House viewing the fireworks taking place.
2003- Bush is at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of powered flight by Wilbur and Orville Wright, and Bush gives a speech with comments on the U.S.-led Global War on Terror.
The president returns to Washington after spending about an hour in Dayton and watches fireworks from the balcony of the White House.
2004- The president is in Charleston, West Virginia, presenting a 24 minute speech in which he praises U.S. troops in Iraq for their efforts there and thanks National Guard members for their services.
2005- President Bush is in Morgantown, West Virginia, at West Virginia University, asking an audience to hold firm and that America should "finish the fight" in Iraq.
2006- The president addresses troops at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, advising against setting a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq.
Independence Day, 2007
President Bush said, "Two hundred thirty-one years ago, 56 brave men signed their names to a bold creed of freedom that set the course of our Nation and changed the history of the world. On this anniversary, we remember the great courage and conviction of our Founders, and we celebrate the enduring principles of our Declaration of Independence."
In his 2007 State of the Union Address, President Bush addressed the major issues facing our nation and discussed opportunities for both parties to work together to accomplish big objectives for the American people. The President unveiled a positive, comprehensive agenda that will improve the daily lives of the American people and explain how our actions in the world will make our Nation safer and more secure:
ENERGY: Strengthening America's Energy Security
HEALTH CARE: Affordable, Accessible, And Flexible Health Coverage
EDUCATION: Building On Results: A Blueprint For Strengthening NCLB
IMMIGRATION: President Bush's Plan For Comprehensive Immigration Reform
HIV/AIDS: Leading The Worldwide Fight Against HIV/AIDS
MALARIA: The President's Malaria Initiative Is Saving Lives
DEFENSE: Strengthening Our Military
SPENDING REFORMS: Reforms To Spend Tax Dollars Wisely.
The President believes we can find practical ways to advance the American Dream and keep our Nation safe without either party compromising its principles.