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The Ultimate Federal Government Handout — Free Lighthouses.

by Anura Guruge

From ‘Google News’. Google for more.

Sure beats a $1,400 stimulus check — at least in my case. True, will not be everyone’s cup of tea. But, I would have gladly traded both my stimulus checks for one of these. Wouldn’t you?

Stimulus check.

A lighthouse.

No comparison. But, then again a stimulus checks pays for your upkeep while it would take quite a few stimulus checks, a month, to pay for the upkeep of a lighthouse. I guess that is the catch. Like timeshare. It is the maintenance fees that will cripple ya.

Well, I doubt they will give me a free lighthouse though I know, deep inside, that I am deserving & worthy.

Maybe you might have a better chance. Well, I have given you the heads up. Google.

‘$1400’ 3rd Stimulus Check DEPOSITED Today, March 23, 2021 — One Day Early.

by Anura Guruge

The IRS ‘Get My Payment’ tool. Click here to go to that page at IRS.gov.

Click image to access this post — re. 2nd check, which was paper.

It came today. Tuesday, March 23, 2021. One day EARLIER than I had been told by the IRS ‘Get My Payment‘ tool over the weekend. Prior to this last weekend I could NOT get any status. Then over the weekend, to my relief & delight, it said it would be DEPOSITED into my bank account, account number ending ‘xxxx‘, on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.


I kind of suspected that I would see it one day earlier. I was right. I got it Tuesday, rather than Wednesday.


Because I also get my monthly Social Security payment one day EARLY. Smile


I could LIE & say it is because I am special.

NO. NOPE. Nothing like that.

It is BECAUSE I bank with a small, ‘speciality’ bank that is NOT TOO greedy.

SSA send all our payments to our banks one day ahead of the Wednesday payday. Most banks, such as Bank of America, hold onto that money for a day & only make it available to you on Wednesday. Not so my bank. They show it on my account on Tuesdays. Always have ever since I started getting SSA in that account 4-years ago or so.

So, that explains that. I have talked about this before. I am amazed so many banks get away with holding the payments for a day — BUT then again SSA says ‘Wednesday’. So they are in their right.

That it was deposited to my account pleases I.

The last TWO stimulus checks (& yes I know that the plural is ‘stimuli’) were NOT deposited — but instead sent to us as paper checks. That irked I. We have been getting Social Security, deposited to our bank, for years. So, the SSA had our banking data.

Yes, it is also true that the IRS never had my banking data — till 2-weeks ago! I have to think that that was a PURE COINCIDENCE. They are unlikely to have been able to correlate that data with this payment that quickly; i.e., in less than 2-weeks.

I am sure that FINALLY the SSA & IRS collaborated & the SSA provided the IRS with banking data for us SSA recipients.

I hope you also got your ‘check’ IF you were due one & expecting one. 

I heard from many, when I did my last post, who were desperately waiting for theirs. My heart goes out to them.

I really hope that things are better this time around.


I honestly can’t help. I would, if I could.

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by Anura Guruge

COVID Vaccination Management System, ‘VAMS’, As Bad As Original ‘HealthCare.gov’ — Another SCAM!

by Anura Guruge

Click on image to read my post.

I gave up on VAMS, i.e., the U.S. Federal Government ‘Vaccine Administration Management System’, within 5-minutes of logging on, earlier this week, when it could not get me a vaccination appointment outside of 6-weeks. I could tell, even on first use, that VAMS was struggling.

Then today our Governor, Chris Sununu, said that VAMS is FLAWED & that New Hampshire will develop its own system! Pigs will fly.

This is another SCAM. The U.S. Government getting scammed by unscrupulous companies & INSIDE officials.

The U.S. has ALL of the world’s leading software companies! The U.S. knows how to create software.

But, Federal INSIDERS scam US the tax payers. They give contracts out to their ‘friends’. SMILE. We end up with useless software.

This needs to be looked into.

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‘$600’ 2nd Stimulus Check ‘Mailed’ January 6 Gets Here On January 12, 2021.

by Anura Guruge

For those who are still waiting.

I am talking on paper checks. That is what we got.

IRS Website said ‘mailed’ on January 6, 2021. But, this is quite literally ‘the check is in the mail‘ scenario.

Not sure it actually got to the USPS on January 6. But, notice the check is indeed DATED 01/06/2021.

Given that it got here today, i.e., January 12, 2021, it probably did not get mailed till Thursday or Friday. Just a heads up.

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IRS Tweaks Its ‘Stimulus Check’ “Get My Payment” Portal To Just Say ‘Check Will Be In The Mail’.

by Anura Guruge

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“The check is IN THE MAIL”

So, rather than fixing the “Get My Payment” portal to allow you to enter Bank Information it now just says: “check WILL be mailed“. Not even: “in the mail“. Check will be mailed.

Not soon. End of next week.



I am speechless.

What bloody incompetence.

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IRS ‘Stimulus Check’ “Get My Payment” Portal WORSE Than ‘ObamaCare’ Portal In 2013 — With Its ‘Technical Difficulties’.

by Anura Guruge

Click image to access the original article. Google “IRS technical difficulties” for more.

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This is the problem.

MANDATORY field. You have to click one or the other, and after that it will NOT accept ‘0’.

Click image to access the April 18, 2020, UPDATE.

This is so frigging patheetic — even by D.C. standards.

This is what happens when you have software written by crackheads — and from what I can see, most of today’s programmers are ON DRUGS!

This should be a 5-minute fix and 4 of those would be for TESTING. I know. I was a high-flying programmer for 20-years, and was HIRED as a programmer by IBM in 1973 (when they had very high-standards (and after they made me take 3 IQ tests).


How can YOU? So trivial.

What amazes me is that it wasn’t fixed. So easy.

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by Anura Guruge