The interruption of your regular programming here at the Isaac Brock Society was the result of web hosting problems or WordPress plugins. The hosting service has informed me there may be some more intermittent problems in the next hour or so.
I hope that people took advantage of their free time from the site to take care of the other necessities of life. Welcome back to the fun.
To our knowledge, it has nothing to do with a drone attack. In the meantime, Charlottesville, Virginia, has declared itself a drone free zone. Good luck with that.
Welcome back Petros and the Isaac Brock Society!
In the brief interlude I managed to catch-up on doing all my laundry, cleaning the closets, fixing the broken door handle, sorting my photos, importing all my CD’s into iTunes and submitting all my back taxes. As if 😉
Good to see the site up again. Thanks, Petros.
Like, Deckard, I’ve gotten lots done, some of it even to do with US citizenship-based taxation. I’ve been working on the last FBARs my husband and I will ever again have to submit and gathering 2012 statements for those foreign trusts, the Canadian Tax Free Savings Account and the Canadian Registered Disability Savings Plan. To think I won’t have to go through with these useless exercises again next year spurs me on.
PS: There is an updated TD F90-22.1, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) form (that says “Do not use previous editions of this form”). http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f90221.pdf
Treasury Reporting Rates of Exchange as of December 31, 2012 (to be used for FBAR and 8938) http://www.fms.treas.gov/intn.html
Was afraid that some spooks had sabotaged IBS. Took the time to catch up on cleaning my Swiss military Equipment.
By the way, some dingus rear-ended my car the other day while I was in the Migros and drove off. I think it was intentional because I was parked far away from anything. No witnesses. Either some dork who didn’t know where he was going or somebody trying to send me a message.
IRS+TREASURY+CONGRESSCRITTERS= VOGONS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=a22UzAPdKok
The site is still sending me Error messages as I try to go from one
recent comment to the next but I’m sure these little demons will
eventually be driven out too. Meanwhile I registered at the Globe and
Mail so I could comment there every now and then.
This article could use a few more comments if anyone has time …
And I tried to drop a little FATCA fact into this one …
I am geting 500 internal server error for minutes at a time. The site is flapping. I wonder what the root cause is.
So how many of the tires on the Brock bus blew out this time? Was the drastic outage due to kludging a software into a scope and traffic situation it was never designed for?
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Still having some problems but maybe it’s my computer or server that’s misfiring now. I’ve tried multiple times to read more of the “The heart of the debates is the question …” post but I just can’t get it to open. (Maybe that is why there are no comments?) Anyway I know this must be frustrating for Petros because up until now Brock has run very well considering how busy things get here sometimes. I’ll just grab some patience from my husband and wait for things to settle back in again. I’ve looked at some other post and comment formats but I actually like this wordpress type better, especially since Just Me pointed out the Archives (top of the page) which I had overlooked (typical of me).
Hi Petros. As a suggested improvement to your site, look at adding the tag to your pages meta data. This would ensure you could have that handsome picture of Sir Issac appear as the thumbnail when IBS posts are linked to from Facebook, Reddit, and others. Right now, the image being used as the thumbnail for any such links to IBS is the green video snapshot of Abby which may not be what you want. See http://ogp.me/ for more info on how to implement the tag in your template.
@from nowhere, “anonymous” is not a helpful alias. Thanks for the suggestion, I will have it looked into.