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5 Most Memorable Accountants From the Movies

Often a character in a movie will be made an accountant to indicate that they're . . . well . . . boring.

But being a movie, this boring accountant has to be put in an interesting situation or nobody is going to want to pay ten bucks to see it.

So, in fact, many celluloid accountants turn out to be interesting and dynamic characters, rather than just soul-less bean counters.

We've compiled a list of five famous movie accountants in honor of tax season, which is also the season of the accountant.

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Growing Marijuana Indoors Accounts for One Percent of U.S. Electricity Use

The quasi-legalization of marijuana has produced quite an unintended side effect: Now one percent of all electricity used in the United States is spent on growing cannabis indoors.

Analysis from Evan Mills at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory also found that in California, where marijuana can be grown legally for medicinal purposes, the state's 400,000 authorized growers consume an amazing three percent of all the state's electricity while conducting their business.

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Five Forbidden Tax Deductions

One of the few joys of tax preparation is making deductions and watching your bill from Uncle Sam get lower and lower.

Here's a list of five expenses that might be tempting to deduct, but are strictly forbidden by the IRS.

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Donald Trump Tied for First Place in GOP Presidential Poll

He's gone after President Barack Obama in the last few weeks, but could real estate mogul-turned-reality TV star Donald Trump actually make it to the White House? Maybe.

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Poll released Tuesday, which asked Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who they support for the 2010 GOP presidential nomination, Trump tied former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee for first place, with 19 percent of the vote.

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America’s Hatred Of Sarah Palin Reaches Historic Heights

It's starting already isn't it. We'll soon be bombarded with news of this person and that person all  running to be the one. I don't know much about Sarah Palin. In fact, I don't know much about any of the cadidates, except former Governor Pawlenty who has been on the air with me from time to time. It should be interesting.

In case you thought there was no way that America could possibly hate Sarah Palin any more than they already do, check out her new approval ratings from the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Palin’s approval rating has dropped to 25%, which is tied with George W. Bush and one point behind Richard Nixon for the worst ever.

According to the poll, America’s dislike of Sarah Palin is bordering on historic. Within the 25% of Americans that approve of her only 9% strongly approve of her. This actually represents a drop 4 points from the last time this poll was taken in December. The number of Americans who strongly disapprove of her dropped from 16% to 12%, but this was offset by an increase of 7% in those who somewhat disapprove of her from 34% to 41%.

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Why The Middle Aged Are Missing Out On Jobs

Jobs are back! Just not for everybody. Think the college kids are having trouble finding jobs? The middle aged are having just as much hard luck. More seniors are working and younger people are more skilled, so that soaks up the jobs and doesn't leave much for middle aged people who have bigger needs for their established families

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The Day Martin Luther King Died [Photos]

I wanted to share this with you. Never before photos of the day Dr. King died. Click his picture to view.

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Montana Rep. Alan Hale Defends Drunk Driving [VIDEO]

Montana Republican Congressman Alan Hale is apparently courting a new (and hopefully small) group of voters: drunk drivers.

Yep, this week, Hale actually argued against a new House Bill that according to the Missoulian would allow courts in Montana to "look back to impaired driving offenses up to 10 years old when someone is being punished for a drunk-driving charge, a change from the current five-year cutoff."

Hale's argument? DUI laws are "destroying a way of life that has been in Montana for years and years" and that they are not doing small businesses any good.

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‘Lord, Let Him Live,’ Reagan’s Secret Service Agent Prayed

I can remember this vividly. I was working in Boston at the time, and as I was leaving my office, I glanced at the T.V. Funny how pictures and memories stay in your mind isn't it?

On March 30, 1981, I was the Secret Service agent in charge of the Presidential Protective Division. President Reagan was giving a speech at the Washington Hilton hotel that afternoon, but I was not scheduled to accompany him.

We didn’t yet know each other well — it was early in his term — and since it’s never good for the head of a detail to be a stranger to the president, I realized that this would be a good opportunity for us to spend some time together. So I arranged to take the trip to the speech after all.

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President Obama Gets Locked Out of White House [VIDEO]

Barack Obama ran into a little problem upon his return home from his recent trip to South America.

With the cameras rolling, the President attempted to enter into the Oval Office through a pair of French doors, only to find that he had been locked out.

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North Dakota Economy Booming

It's always good news when neighboring states enjoy prosperity, we could use a dose of that right here in Minnesota. Call me crazy, but if I were a Minnesota politician, I'd be in Fargo right now picking the city fathers brains for their formula for success. But, like I said, call me crazy.
North Dakota, the state with the nation's lowest unemployment rate, capped a decade of economic prosperity with dramatic population growth in its biggest cities.

Fargo added nearly 15,000 residents to hit a record population of 105,549, the Census Bureau reported Wednesday. Its fast-growing neighbor of West Fargo added an additional 11,000 residents to reach a population of 25,830.

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Wisconsin Gov. Cuts Collective Bargaining.

How soon before more states look at this and decide it's the right way to go,  so can we make the senators and the governor live by the same rules!!!?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker succeeded Friday in taking away nearly all collective bargaining rights from the vast majority of the state's public employees, quietly capping weeks of contentious debate and delivering an epic defeat to the labor movement with a private bill signing.

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