A unique look at "the news" from Cedar Rapids Daybreak Rotary. Founded by Steve Carpenter, carried on by David Drewelow and now Jen Neuman, we look to entertain and inform with the strange, the little known, the historical and often TRUE events that don't make headlines. Stories to make you laugh, think and sometimes cry, "It's the Bottom of the News!"
Good morning Daybreakers!With tax filing deadline only a few weeks
away I started looking at ideas on how I could reduce or maybe even eliminate
some of my taxes this year.I came up
with a Top 10 list of ‘Ways to avoid Taxes’ to share with you:
Claim your house as it's own
Find a CPA who's crooked.
Don't make money.
Put up a sign outside your
business that says 'all transactions are strictly confidential and made in
Claim you were born before the
income tax law was enacted and that no one to told you.
Live in a cardboard box.
Induce your own coma on April 14.
Become a politician.
did you find one or two you can use?Of
course we have a few CPA’s in the room who probably would NOT approve this
message!And that is the bottom of our news for Friday, February 28, 2014!###
Good morning Daybreakers!You English language lovers might enjoy this.There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other
two-letter word, and that is 'UP.'
It's easy to understand UP, meaning
toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning,
why do we wake UP?
a meeting, why does a topic come UP?Why do we speak UP and why
are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to
the secretary to write UP a report?
call UP our friends.And we use it to brighten UP a room, polish UP the
silver; we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the
lock UP the house and some guys fix UP the
other times the little word has real special meaning.People stir UP trouble,
line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and
think UP excuses.To be
dressed is one thing, but to be dressed UP is special.
A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.We open UP a
store in the morning but we close it UP at night.We
seem to be pretty mixed UPabout UP!
be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look UP the
word UP in the dictionary.In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4th of
the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions.
you are UP to it, you might try building UP a
list of the many ways UP is used.
It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don't
give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or
more UP definitions!
it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP.When the sun comes
out we say it is clearing UP.When it rains, it wets the earth and often
messes things UP.When it doesn't rain for awhile, things
One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP, for now my
time is UP, so now........it is time for me to shut UP!And
that is the bottom of our news on this Friday, February, 2014!###