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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Single Sentence re Checks and Balances On the One Percent
"Agreed. After all, they’d want taxes on ordinary citizens to be more than that, or they’d want way less government so that there would be no safety net and affordable services for ordinary citizens. "
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Single Sentence re Checks and Balances On the One Percent
"JAgreed. After all, they’d want a tax rate on ordinary citizens to be more than that. "
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Single Sentence re Checks and Balances On the One Percent
"If I had a billion dollars, I believe I could do quite nicely with the 200 million that would remain within the framework of an 80% tax rate... Greed is not my strong suit.... Yet there are billionaires who believe that a 10% tax rate is exorbitant…"
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Single Sentence re Checks and Balances On the One Percent
"A lot of businesses aren’t built on greed. They’re build on the joy of building and the joy of providing whatever the business provides. Most of what you’d classify as the excesses come from what happens when a company goes public…"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Single Sentence re Checks and Balances On the One Percent
"If I had a billion dollars, I believe I could do quite nicely with the 200 million that would remain within the framework of an 80% tax rate... Greed is not my strong suit...."
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Single Sentence re Checks and Balances On the One Percent
"There's a world of difference between striking it rich and becoming super rich... I'd be happy, nay ecstatic, with a paltry 100 grand right about now..."
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post In the Wake of Lorianne's Announcement: The Question
"Google's 'Blogger/BlogSpot' platfor is free. However, I'm not savvy enough to interact with the platform managers and techs and adequately and accurately articulate what should be done to accommodate a migration... I would…"
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Single Sentence re Checks and Balances On the One Percent
"Why? Warren Buffet is one of the 1% who lobbies against the excesses. Do you really think that if you struck it rich you’d worry more about minimizing your taxes than about restructuring in a more equitable manner?"
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Single Sentence re Checks and Balances On the One Percent
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Single Sentence re Checks and Balances On the One Percent
"Does desiring to be one of the 1% mean supporting the excessiveness and excesses? "
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"I'll migrate wherever a solid group chooses. "
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"Clearly we need a new site. The lifeboat needs a lifeboat. "
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Bio: Work in progress.....I'm a lawyer by training, a teacher by nature, and a musician at heart.....What I post here is just my opinion, valued by me and no one else.....

"If I could help someone as I pass along.

If I could cheer someone with a word or song..."

Ron Powell (BA, Howard University,’68; JD, University of Connecticut School of Law, ’71), is a semi-retired teaching attorney who, among other things during his career, has been the director of the African American cultural centers at both Yale University and the University of Connecticut. In addition, he has written produced and directed several plays for productions performed on college campuses in Connecticut.

During his career as a professor of law and public policy at the University of Hartford, he produced and hosted "Black Perspective", a television program which aired weekly at the NBC affiliate located in Hartford as part of their public service broadcasting. He has worked in legal services, as a middle manger in both the private and public sectors and has served the nation as an officer in the Air Force, he was honorably discharged at the rank of 1st Lt.

Mr. Powell has owned and operated his own businesses and, for a period of several years, wrote a weekly op-ed column for the Meriden Record-Journal in Meriden Ct. Currently, he is a freelance writer for publications in the New Haven area and lectures on a variety of topics and provides consulting services in a variety of areas....

Finally, Mr. Powell has been a keyboard performer and part-time DJ for more than 45 years. He is an avid collector and historian of recorded Jazz, Fusion, Funk, R&B, and Doo Wop....A life time poker enthusiast, he has been a senior contributor on a poker web sight and blog and has played in the World Poker Tour, 7 card stud finals. Mr. Powell has had his own blog, The Modern Times Post, at: themoderntimespost.blogspot.com. He also blogs occasionally at Talking Points Memo Cafe (TPMCAFE).

During the summer of 2011 he performed solo each Sunday for brunch at Capriccio, the upscale Italian restaurant, in Resorts Casino, Atlantic City, NJ...

Now fully retired, he recently taught Media Law and Ethics and Introduction to Mass Communication at Stockton College in Galloway, NJ, 20 minutes away from AC...

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A Single Sentence re Checks and Balances On the One Percent

Posted on May 25, 2019 at 12:00pm 7 Comments

There are liberal and progressive politicians and media personalities who outwardly eschew the excessiveness and excesses of the 1% while inwardly harboring the desire to be one of them.

In the Wake of Lorianne's Announcement: The Question

Posted on May 25, 2019 at 6:00am 4 Comments

Should we attempt to migrate to another platform as a community, or should we simply say our good-byes, disband, move on, and seek new digs as soloists?

Lorianne's closing Our Salon: In case you didn't get this email or haven't seen it:

Posted on May 24, 2019 at 5:30pm 7 Comments

I will be discontinuing this network beginning July 1, 2019. I have supported this project financially for many years now with very little help from membership and am choosing to stop doing that. I do not have the time nor the desire to continue to do so. This decision is non-negotiable and there is no mechanism for transfer of ownership to another.

Hopefully everyone learned from the past and has been saving their posts on their own computer. If…

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"The black man has no rights that the white man is bound to respect."

Posted on May 24, 2019 at 9:00am 6 Comments

The Dred Scott Decision

Chief JusticeRoger B. Taney 

Date:1857

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook.cfm?smtID=3&psid=293

This horrendous and horrific attitude persists in American systemic officialdom to this day:

"A police commander in Staten Island received text messages from one of his officers in July 2014,…

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At 12:35pm on June 26, 2017, MV Neland said…

Glad to be friends, Ron. Many exciting debates and discussions ahead if us.

At 1:31pm on October 11, 2016, Dharmabummer said…

I just read a few of your comments and liked the cut of your jib.

At 6:17pm on September 18, 2016, Victor Picard said…

Why are you concerned?

At 8:53pm on June 22, 2016, Rosigami said…

You are so right! 

 

At 8:18pm on June 22, 2016, Rosigami said…

Thanks, Ron! 

At 7:36pm on February 5, 2016, The Songbird said…
Thank you for the invite, Mr. Powell. Much obliged.
At 2:31pm on November 27, 2012, Harp said…

It was probably way too soon to hit you with this.  You just got here.   My apologies.   If you ever decide to allow me to use it, here is an example of what I did with Julie's avatar.  It is intended solely as a compliment to an image that inspires me.   No rush and once again... welcome to Our Salon.  

 
 
 

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