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When does the IRS tax us for not having health care?

EDITOR: I understood from Justice Roberts writing for the majority of the Supreme Court that the Affordable Health Care Act could go forward as a tax and as such I am confused as to where or when I pay this tax to IRS. I know that there is a penalty for not participating in the […]

No Comment / December 27, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Publisher’s ink: Christmas memories in the ‘clutch’

By the time anyone gets around to reading this column our family will have gathered by the Christmas tree and opened presents. Of course our greatest gift is having both our daughters home for the holidays. It’s a time for sharing joy, good food and making new lasting memories. Christmas memories … Like the year […]

No Comment / December 27, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Keeping hate alive is stupid

I believe that unique holiday presents are often better than any material gift you give or receive. Giving up hate you have for someone would be a great gift to the one you hate and for yourself, too. • When you hate someone, he/she knows it and it bothers and upsets him/her. He/she may say, […]

1 Comment / December 23, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Senior News: December 2013

Another great party Our Christmas Party was a great success with more than 240 attending. What made it so great was the delicious banana splits donated by the El Dorado Hills Rotary Club, whose members also served them and we thank you! Also, we always appreciate the Oak Ridge High School choir and jazz band […]

No Comment / December 22, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

My turn: The great question

(The last week of November) the House Judiciary Committee raised the overarching question of our generation: Will the American Constitution stand? All the laws passed under that Constitution have well-developed and well-armed agencies to enforce them, but the Constitution itself has no such protections. It was designed to be internally self-enforcing, with the powers of […]

No Comment / December 18, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Billingsley’s Bullets: Intentions can change your life

In his book “Real Magic,” Dr. Wayne W. Dyer states, “The secret to changing your life is your intentions. Wishing, hoping and goal setting cannot accomplish change without intention.” Intention is not wishful thinking; it has purpose and goals in mind. • Before you make important decisions, it pays to carefully examine your intentions. Big […]

No Comment / December 15, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

How old do I have to be for someone to tell me what to do?

Why is it that adult children feel the need to “boss around” their older parents? What is going on that gives them the right and privilege to “take over?” At what point does an older adult give up the rights of self-determination and roll over to the requests and demands of their adult children? These […]

No Comment / December 15, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »