All posts by Roy A. Ackerman, Ph.D., E.A.

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Up and ADAMM?

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Last Friday, we found out that we still don’t have the genetic cause of asthma defined.  But, the condition itself- that we know a lot about.  After all, with some 44000 asthma attacks- EACH AND EVERY DAY in the US alone, it’s pretty clear someone ought to know what’s going on.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

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It’s hard to believe that just 1 year ago, I (and about 149 of my fellow congregants) were traipsing about Selma, Alabama.  In an essay to recreate for ourselves and our children the march from Selma to Montgomery that happened some (now) 53 years ago.

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Gasp. Sputter.

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So, I’m sitting here, almost breathing normally.  (Trust me, my normal breathing is when you feel you are struggling for breath.)  Having escaped 14 months without a visit from Streptococcus pneumomiae, my “friend” came for an extended stay.  Given the fact that I was born with a compromised respiratory system, such diseases are the norm.

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PL 115-97. The Business Portion, Part 3

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Today, we wrap up our discussion of the changed IRS code, the changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (sic).  The series started last Wednesday or Thursday, where we discussed personal tax provisions of the law.  On Monday, we started discussing the business tax provisions.  And, now some 6000 words later, we are completing the changes in the bill.

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PL 115-97, Business Taxes, Part 2

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This is but  a continuation of our discussion of the changed IRS code, as a result of passing a version of HR-1.  The series started last Wednesday or Thursday, where we discussed personal tax provisions of the law.  Yesterday, we started on the business taxes.  We will continue today- and finish tomorrow.

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Business Taxes under PL 115-97 (part 1)

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We’ve discussed the personal tax (Part 1and Part 2) provisions of the newly enacted tax law.  Over the next three days, we’ll discuss the business provisions of the law.

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