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Articles from the July 1, 2023 edition

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  • When Do I Need to Pay Taxes on My Social Security Benefits?

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|Jul 1, 2023

    Ask Rusty – About Income Tax on Social Security Benefits Dear Rusty: I just started receiving my Social Security in February of 2023. I am also working part time at a company 24 hours a week. My question is... I feel like I missed something when I signed up for Social Security because they are not taking any taxes out. What did I miss? How do I go about fixing it so I don't get hit at the end of the year? They are taking taxes out of my paycheck now, do they still take it out of my Social S...

  • Motorists Avoid Fireworks at the Pump This July 4, Save $500 Million Daily Compared to a Year Ago

    Gas Buddy|Jul 1, 2023

    (June 27, DALLAS) – Good news for summer road trippers: the fireworks displays will be back this year, but the fireworks at the pump are behind us. Independence Day weekend this year will be much more affordable when it comes to fueling up, according to GasBuddy, the leading fuel savings platform saving North American drivers the most money on fuel. Gas prices this July 4 are projected to be over $1.30 per gallon less than they were in 2022, with the national average estimated to be $3.49 on t...

  • Comedian Christine Peake Blends Intelligence, Current Events and Inspired Improv Skills - And She Identifies as a C*nt.

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 1, 2023

    I recently had the opportunity to catch British comedian Christine Peake at the Hotel Ziggy in Hollywood, where she was the host and opening comedian for the Models of Comedy show. The sold out show was an enjoyable evening but I couldn't help but be impressed by British import Christine Peake, who did an energetic, hard hitting and effortless 20 minute opening set, filled with inspired moments of improvisation, news updates and her non apologetic views on recent news events, nothing was off...

  • 'Models Of Comedy' Show Another Huge Charitable Success!

    Christine Peake, PeakPRgroup|Jul 1, 2023

    It was another sold out 'Models Of Comedy' show, this time around held at the stunning Hotel Ziggy in Hollywood, which makes the Model comedy concept three out three for being a packed house! The fan base is clearly growing and the comedians are delivering the laughs! The all star lineup consisted of show creator Eugenia Kuzmina, Christine Peake, CJ Franco, Thash Mose, Dominika van Santen and Charlotte McKinney. The six talented beauties took the stage to raise funds for Best Buddies charity...

  • Seals, Sea Lions Suffering From Toxic Algae Bloom and Domoic Acid

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 1, 2023

    Algae blooms are at a record high this year, and they are causing a record high number of dead and dying aquatic mammals on California beaches. Experts are not sure why the bloom is thicker than it has been in fifty years; this years heavy rain and runoff of fertilizer is a good guess. But they are sure that 100's of marine mammals are beaching themselves. The Pacific Marine Mammal Center rescues, rehabilitates, and releases marine mammals once they are ready. Marine Mammal Care Center CEO John...

  • Chinese Virus Researcher Says Covid 19 was one of 4 Virus Strains Developed by Chinese as a Bioweapon

    David Ganezer, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 1, 2023

    Jennifer Zheng, a usually reliable reporter, says that she has interviewed Shao Chao, a researcher and vice director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology. He says that he was given 4 strains of coronavirus, that were developed specifically as bioweapons. His task was to determine which strains could infect the greatest number of species. He said that he and others, deliberately spread the coronaviruses during the 2019 games. Actually he was asked to "check the athletes' hygiene," but this does...