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What is a Gallup Poll? - 05/23/08 10:36 AM
A Gallup Poll is an opinion poll conducted by The Gallup Organization, which has existed since the 1930's. The Gallup Poll is named after its inventor - George Gallup - an American statistician. Historically, the Gallup Organization has measured and tracked current public attitudes and opinion concerning virtually every political, social and economic issue. Although Gallup has typically conducted its polling activities in collaboration with various media organizations and, on occasion, with worldwide associations and academic institutions, these polls are reputed to have been carried out independently and objectively. (0 comments)
LA Pride - 6/6/2008-6/8/2008 - 05/20/08 12:15 AM
LA Pride 2008 West Hollywood, CAWest Hollywood is proud of its dynamic gay and lesbian population and it shows at the annual Christopher Street West LGBT Pride Parade and Festival. The two-day festival celebrates diversity and culture with booths, food, exhibits, and performances. The parade on Sunday draws over 300,000 to The Boulevard. Visit www.lapride.org for more information. The 38th annual parade and festival, which happens along Santa Monica Boulevard and throughout West Hollywood Park, celebrates the culmination of its three-year theme, "Our Agenda: Love. Equality. PRIDE." LA Pride's 2008 message is about taking pride in who you are, your family, (0 comments)
Prejudice and Injustice - Taxation and discrimination against gay couples - 05/19/08 01:33 AM
Do you know that when a spouse in a straight marraiage dies, and the property (owned by the two spouses) is valued for Estate Duty purposes, there is what is called a "stepped up basis" which is not applicable in Gay Marriages or Civil Unions. Practically, what this means is that if a property is valued at (for example purposes) at $100,000, and the surviving spouse sells the property the day after the one souse dies, Capital Gains Tax is payable on the difference between the Selling Price and the "stepped up basis". In my example above, if the stepped-up basis (15 comments)
West Hollywood (Weho) is an incorporated city in Los Angeles County, California (1984). The City is bordered on the north by the Hollywood Hills, on the east by the Hollywood District of Los Angeles, on the west by the city of Beverly Hills, and on the south by Melrose & the Beverly Center area. West Hollywood is recognized as a leading community in gay and lesbian rights. The heart of the gay and lesbian community is Santa Monica Boulevard, a pedestrian-friendly street filled with many outdoor cafes, bars & clubs, bookstores & boutiques. West Hollywood has an abundance of upscale condo communities and is home to (0 comments)
Can $15 billion save your neighborhood? - 05/06/08 09:37 AM
CNN Business featured an interesting article today. "Can $15 billion and some paint save your 'hood?" http://money.cnn.com/2008/05/06/real_estate/rehab_plan.moneymag/index.htm?postversion=2008050609 The Bush Administration released a comment stating President Bush would veto this $15 Billion bill. This is disappointing when put into proper perspective considering the Government is spending over $12 Billion per month in Iraq. I'm all for supporting our troops, but I'm also for supporting average Americans who are struggling to hold onto teir homes. (2 comments)
The Housing Rescue Package - 05/05/08 11:26 AM
CNN featured an interesting article today titled: "White House opposes Housing Package". "Official contends Democrats' package is a bailout that would expose taxpayers to risk, says Bush would veto $15B bill to rehabilitate foreclosed properties". http://money.cnn.com/2008/04/24/news/economy/Congress_Housing.ap/index.htm?postversion=2008042418 Put into perspective, America is spending over $12 Billion per month on the Iraq war. Does the Housing Market for struggling Americans mean so little to the Administration? Take a look at this site: National Priorities Project analyzes and clarifies federal data so that people can understand and influence how their tax dollars are spent. http://www.nationalpriorities.org/costofwar_home (4 comments)
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