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More Good News For California – Amazon Drops Us

To call it an ignorant and short-sighted move is an understatement so massive, it’s frightening.

For you thinkers out there, a ‘must read’: Amazon Drops California In Growing E-Commerce Affiliate Tax Law War

“In the ongoing state-by-state battle over tax collection on affiliate website sales, this afternoon Amazon warned thousands of affiliates their revenue streams would be shut off if a tax bill would be signed into law. Mere hours later, Governor Jerry Brown signed ABx1 28 into law, signifying tough times ahead for many online business owners.” Read more..

This is just a symptom folks, the disease (bankruptcy) is much scarier. Please read the whole article.. and have your thinking caps on..

Today’s free download: If you are hooked on both your Outlook and Twitter accounts, you can use the two together to become more efficient with you communications. There is an TwInbox add-on for Outlook that allows you to send and receive messages, update your Twitter status, receive friend updates, check messages, assign categories to messages, shorten URLs with TinyURL and archive/search your messages.

Today’s quote:Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now.”  ~ Jonatan Mårtensson

Making the world a better place department: If you believe all those speed limit signs are set just way too fast, and you are going to go a nice, safe, 10 miles per hour under what they say.. Or perhaps you retired and so every day is a Sunday to you (perpetual Sunday Driver).. Don’t ever drive again. You are causing accidents, I guaranty. (Show this to the guilty you know.)

How ’bout some fun – it’s Summertime:

Also: For those of you who remember me talking about Genie Timeline (backup software), you may want to be aware they are having a 4th of July sale.. 4th of July 2011 50% OFF everything.

Last day of June already…

Also #2: Expect more massively ignorant and short-sighted moves. It’s SOP/”Situation: Normal” on planet earth. (More so in CA.)

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  1. They dropped Illinois a few months back, which included me. Illinois citizens make less income, state gets less money and no increase in sales tax. Lose-lose situation.
    Illinois now has a lawsuit against it for the law.

    Are you an Amazon Associate, Paul, and were you affected by this?


    Comment by Jason Hamilton | June 30, 2011 | Reply

    • Jason,
      No I am not, and so I wasn’t.

      But I am a life-long Kallyfornyan and I have been watching the *politicians* chase business and taxpayers away from this state for a long long time now.

      (Every now and again, Kallyfornyans gain some backbone and fight back — term limits and Prop 13, for example.)

      How do you bankrupt the world’s 6th largest economy? We do it year after year after year…
      After year after year..
      (And we don’t do it by filling our potholes or widening our over-crowded road system..)


      Comment by techpaul | June 30, 2011 | Reply

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