City Of Karlsfield Looking To End Free Haircuts To The Homeless, Cites Loss Of Tax Revenue

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Let’s face it: The homeless have had it too good for too long. Giving them free haircuts means less money for important bumper sticker initiatives.

Karlsfield, VT—A recent audit of the town’s coffers by an outside firm has found that the City of Karlsfield is losing nearly $2,000.00 a year in lost tax revenue by salons and barbershops providing free haircuts to the needy. And that figure isn’t sitting well with city leaders who are trying to balance the books.

The audit, which came in at a price tag of $11,450.00, found that nearly 80% of the hair cutting businesses in town had provided at least 10 free haircuts to homeless and disadvantaged patrons in the last quarter. “Granted, Karlsfield doesn’t have a large number of homeless. We aren’t Montpelier or Providence, (Rhode Island), you understand. But it’s the principle,” the audit concluded.

City Manager Kevin Miles said it isn’t a question of providing or not providing help to the needy, it’s “more of a question of, ‘Do you personally want to pay more taxes because the Town of Karlsfield is losing tax revenue from hair cutting establishments who aren’t charging for haircuts, and are therefore not contributing their standard tax base as outlined in Section 11, article 3B, subsection 7a of their annually-issued business license?'”

Miles said in an effort to get the word out and help save the town “and more importantly, the taxpayers money, we’ve had bumper stickers printed up to hand out for free that citizens can put on their Prius’ that express this very sentiment.”

The cost of the free bumperstickers was reported to be upwards of $17,500.00.

Miles said he has seen the problems in other cities when “accurate taxes aren’t paid timely and fully. First thing you know, it’s just a lemonade stand without the proper permits. Next thing you know, you’re looking at Detroit, with all the shuttered auto plants and other industries, and all the sudden, we can’t afford to pay our firemen and policemen. Not on my watch, mister. Not on my watch.”

Moore Educational Tech Adding “Terribly Rigorous” Online Six Week Nursing Degree Curriculum

Moore Educational Tech

At Moore Educational Tech you don’t pay less but they give you Moore.

Karlsfield, VT—Moore Educational Tech, which recently gained accreditation for its colleges’ curriculum from Moore Accreditation Services, LLC, announced yesterday that the school will be adding a six week course in nursing that would allow “busy students, prisoners and xenophobes to obtain a bachelors degree in nursing” in a reasonable, more-realistic time frame.

“Who are we kidding, really?” nursing school dean Frank Miles, PhD. said. “What part of being a nurse can’t be taught online in six, seven weeks tops? Having people stand on scales? Asking how tall they are? Being able to say, ‘The doctor will see you now?’ It’s not rocket science.”

Miles said each new student will be given a doctor’s stethoscope once their first tuition payment clears, and a discount on scrubs from the school’s bookstore.

“Who doesn’t love a nurse?” school founder Thomas Moore said. “I really miss those old gals wearing those great hats, and dressing in all whites. It’s a bit confusing really, now that nurses wear scrubs like veterinarians wear. Thankfully, we don’t yet offer a vet program, so we wouldn’t get one set of students confused with another. I imagine that would be a tough course of study, working with animals. We’d rather open up with something easy like nursing, and build our way up.”

Miles said that the school is hoping to be able to offer a masters degree in nursing, “sometime after Christmas, maybe a nine or 12 week program. Though, in all honesty, I can’t think of what more we could put into the course work. I mean, fluffing pillows and scheduling appointments isn’t really a time-consuming concept to teach. Of course, we expect this program to attract women who are just looking to find a way to meet doctors, that’s understandable. We get that. That makes sense.”
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Karlsfield City Official Apologies As Ordered To By Judge

Liechtenstein Gazette Online

In the mid 1990’s, at the height of popularity of “America Online” Liechtenstein took things a little too literally and digitized their entire government including their law gazette in a project called “Liechtenstein Online” or LOL for short.

Karlsfield, VT—Karlsfield City Manger Kevin Miles is certainly a stickler for details. After recently being ordered by County Court Judge Wilber Wainwright to apologize in writing for calling the judge “a backwater Ivy-League wannabe” at a City Council meeting.

“There is no place in this court, or any other court for that matter, for wanton disrespect for judicial robes,” Wainwright wrote in his ruling.

Miles was forthrightly ordered to apologize in writing “in a local instrument.”

And that’s just what Miles did, according to his legal representative, resident legal expert and local Dairy Queen owner Dwayne Holcomb.

“Mr. Miles did exactly and precisely, to the letter of the law, what the judge so blatantly sentenced him to do,” Holcomb said. “It is indeed written in a local instrument, The Lichtenstein Gazette.”

Holcomb said he read and re-read the judgment nearly twice to ensure his client was in compliance. “The fact that it is not locally in the state of Vermont, that was not a requirement. Just read the ultimatum. Nowhere is the city or state named as part of this wholly unjust verdict.”

Holcomb continued, defiantly, “Look, if ESPN, the Worldwide Leader in Sports, can make an apology for something at two in the morning for something that happened during the last 10 years, what’s the big deal here? All the judge has to do is subscribe to The Gazette using the Lichtenstein currency exchange, and he’s golden. This isn’t ‘Deflategate, for Heaven’s sake.”

City Manager Making DMV Employees Engage Customers In “Frank And Long-Overdue Discussions” About Euthanasia

Euthanasia Time

Inspired by corporations compelled to start awkward conversations Karlsfield, VT city manager Kevin Miles thinks awkward conversations have a place in local government.

Karlsfield, VT—This week, employees of both DMV offices in this northern Vermont town will try to spark customer conversation on the topic of euthanasia and assisted suicide by writing two words on new driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations: “Euthanasia Time.”

City Manager Kevin Miles said he is on a mission to encourage DMV customers and employees to discuss the controversial topic, under the firm belief that it’s a critical first step toward confronting — and solving — the divisive issues as a nation.

“Euthanasia is the story of America, our triumphs as well as our faults,” said the opening paragraph to a poster hanging on the front door of the Karlsfield DMV, signed by Miles. “Yet neither euthanasia nor assisted suicide is not a topic we readily discuss. It’s time to start.”

The DMV employees have been provided a pamphlet on euthanasia “conversation starters,” including one fill-in-the-blank question that simply asks: In the past year, I have seen a infirmed (sic) loved one lose the will to live ___ times.” It also encourages customers to tweet responses to questions at #EuthanasiaTime such as: How have your views on assisted suicide evolved from those of your parents?

In a video that Miles shared this week with several city employees, he explained what they should say to customers who ask them about the “Euthanasia Time” wording written on their driver’s licenses. “If a customer asks you what this is, try to engage in a discussion that we have problems in this country in regards to the old and sick wanting to end their suffering and those of their families. And we believe that we are better than this, and we believe our country is better than this.”

Miles and other senior City employees have visited with nearly 200 employees in forums on the topic over the past three months in the waste management, public works departments and city hall.

At the end of each forum, he said, employees have approached him and noted that the city has to do more than just host open forums. Miles said he hopes other cities — and other business leaders — join the cause.

The poster authored by Miles ends with this challenge: “Euthanasia Time is not a solution, but it is an opportunity to begin to re-examine how we can create a more empathetic and inclusive society — one conversation at a time.” Continue reading

Four Years And Counting, People

Four Years of The Daily Quarterly

Four Years of The Daily Quarterly.

February 11, 2011: A day which will live in awesomeness. It’s been four years, people, four years since we first informed you and stressed that you should do likewise. Four years of exposing the ridiculousness rampant in Karlsfield, Vermont; four years of bringing you the hard-hitting interviews that Diane Sawyer only wished she could land and four years of touting how amazingly hot Canadian women are.

Since we started this site, we’ve written our first book, shown CNN to be the terribly unprofessional, hack journalists they are and started the ball rolling on getting Brian Williams ousted over at NBC.

And the future looks even brighter. We can’t yet comment on “Harnessing the Power of Spite to Achieve Your Goals” being optioned as movie, but if the big-screen adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Gray” is as big a sensation as they expect it to be, then there’s a good chance our little gift to literature will be box-office gold.

We know plenty of you want to send us gifts for this momentous day, but please, know: the mere fact that you still take 10 or 15 minutes three to eight times a day to read our site, and click on every single one of our ads on here, that is gift enough.

And re-tweeting all of our witticisms is just icing on the cake.

We’ll keep giving you the terrific interviews you’ve come to expect, and we’ve got plenty more big-name, pompous anchor jack-asses both on cable and network TV that we can take down a rung or two. There is absolutely no shortage of those.

Plus, the elections are just now getting revved up, so there will be plenty of political commentary and punditry we will be bringing you that you know us so well for. Don’t worry, this fifth year has a good chance to be our best one yet. At least until the next year.

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