Lies Someone Told You: “He’s an expert”

What do Herman Melville and Warren Buffet have in common?
For one thing they accurately described a plague of false competency.
What do I mean? And what is there to learn from it?
Let’s start closer to the beginning.

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Tax and IRS webpages to read for U.S. citizens living abroad, including the self-employed

DISCLAIMER: First off, this website offers no tax advice. Anything that appears to be advice you use at your own risk.

With that out of the way, the links:

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Lies Someone Told You: “Travel the world”

To a fair extent I can say I’ve “travelled the world”

And I can also tell you that if someone is saying to you “I can teach you how to get rich, travel the world, and live the life” he/she is trying to sell you something, and you better beware.

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Idle hands make for poetry

Idle hands make for poetry

– A short prose

There is nearly no one idle as the [male] poet. 

With his pen he muses to himself and with the press he infects the world with his nonsensical ramblings.

I speak here of the male poet. The female is birthed from the wonderous world of the girl – full of prettiness and strength. 

Not so the male.

He has the nerve to always complain about everything and all people. 

His prose are arrogant at best and his scribblings are rarely of a good rhyme, despite his access to thesauri. 

All he can do is complain. 

Complain about everything. 

Even himself. 

Oh wait.

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FreeTaxUSA.com – because enemies don’t even let enemies use TurboTax…

I’ve posted elsewhere more specifically about the evils of TurboTax (and all things Intuit), and have suggested ways of doing your own accounting without software (namely, getting free help from government agencies like the SBA).

In this post I am happy to tell you that I have found a truly free online tax alternative.

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Lie: You need TurboTax to do your taxes

No, you most certainly don’t. In fact you really shouldn’t! Here’s why…

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Laziness is the deadbeat dad of invention

I am sure I will be writing more about this little theory later. I’ve thought about it for a long while; And am more and more convinced of the “truthiness” of it.

If Necessity is the mother…,

Laziness is the deadbeat dad of invention

-Tori Taiyo Johnson ©2020 Benfii.com
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BENFII – Benjamin Franklin Invented the Internet

If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.

– Sir Isaac Newton

I am writing this extremely short blurb in a hurry. It will be a series of posts here on Benfii.com. 

This short write up is to explain the premise of a much larger writing project I hope to play with and present to entertain you dear reader (whomever you may be).

It is about a theory -an expansive theory – about the invention of the internet. 

Namely that (to borrow from the language of Bernard of Chartres), the internet was built by “dwarfs standing on the shoulders of giants.” 

In 1675, Sir Isaac Newton wrote the words quoted above: “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”

I propose, as my theory, that the internet was created by standing on the shoulder of a giant, and that giant is Benjamin Franklin. 

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Yasuke! The first foreign samurai and inspiration behind the Yasuke Japanese Language Immersion Method

In the late 1500s an African slave – and servant/bodyguard to Jesuit missionaries traversing Asia – set foot in Japan.

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Parody Song – Let’s Go Ride Some Bikes

“Let’s go ride some bikes,

Up to ZhongShan heights.

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