Monthly Archives: September 2010

Surveillance on the FBI Surveillance Exams

The Barometer always experiences a little bit of push-back when folks view the latest stats on cheating by our high school and college students.  There is a dismissiveness, to wit, “They are not cheating more; they are just more honest … Continue reading

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HP, Its Former CEO, and Covenants Not to Compete

Mark Hurd, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, resigned following revelations about his relationship with a vendor and his expense reports.  Oracle CEO Larry Ellison called the decision one of the stupidest he had ever seen and proceeded to hire Hurd as … Continue reading

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“Barrio is my husband. This woman has no legitimacy.” Mrs. Barrio “We are in love. I’ll wait for him.” Mr. Barrio’s mistress

So went an exchange between the two women keeping a vigil above the Chilean gold mine where miners have been trapped since August 5, 2010.  Seems Mrs. Barrio overheard the mistress and her friends praying for trapped miner Yonni Barrio.  … Continue reading

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“I worked for an uncle last year who paid me in cash. The BP guy wanted my tax statements, but how can I pay taxes if everything I earned was in cash?” Crab fisherman from Louisiana on proof required for receiving money from the government mediator from the $20 billion BP forked over

Income.  It’s called income.  Whether cash or check, one should report it.  However, the Gulf Coast fishermen are struggling to obtain payouts for lost wages and business income because they can’t produce an income tax return that shows what they made.  … Continue reading

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