Unless you hang your hat in Delaware or New Hampshire or live in one of the few countries that don’t assess sales tax, you probably hand money to the government almost every time you buy something. In many U.S. states, the levy on purchases runs 5 to 7 percent or more and, with local surtaxes, you can wind up paying as much as 15.5 percent on most purchases.
Which aircraft can use which airports? You might be surprised.
Good news: rates are at record lows. Bad news: a rock-bottom rate can trigger trouble.
Ten years ago, after a tumultuous 16-year design and construction effort that was nearly derailed, one of architect Frank Gehry’s favorite buildings finally opened. Perched like gusty puffs of air among the rectilinear towers of downtown Los Angeles, his metal-skinned Walt Disney Concert Hall made his unique vision concrete for thousands of locals and visitors. Little do they probably know that the 84-year-old Gehry lives just a few miles west in the coastal enclave of Santa Monica, where his passion is taking a new form in the Ocean Avenue Project.
Aldo Leopold, The famous 20th century wildlife biologist and conservationist, summed up perfectly the lure and lore of ruffed grouse: “There are two kinds of hunting. Ordinary hunting and ruffed-grouse hunting.” Leopold knew. He pioneered modern wildlife management in Wisconsin, where this beautiful bronze creature of the forest edge is known as the king of game birds.
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“I have an obligation to get you to your destination. You have an obligation to pay. What else is there? We don't need 24 pages of legalese.”