A Dallas store manager was working at Pepe’s Grocery on Sunday night when a group of four armed men attempted to rob the place, according to the Dallas Morning News. Joe Cho, originally of Korea, has worked at the store for roughly 17 years and...
Skip Stein's insight:
Now do you understand why some of us want to carry a gun and be armed at all times; especially at our business or in our homes? No matter how fast the cops arrive, they are still slower than some armed thug breaking into your business or home! A 9mm or other caliber weapon is much faster and a better deterrent. The cops are great at taking reports, investigating and clean-up but not to save your life!
Well-armed is well protected. Why should the thugs be the only ones carrying a gun!?!
The success of Amazon.com, in large part, has been its ability to undercut traditional retailers on price with the added bonus of no sales tax. But Amazon’s breadth of its selection, intuitive
Skip Stein's insight:
I use Amazon for 40% or more of everything. With their 'Prime' value added service, there are no shipping charges for stuff sourced via Amazon directly. Using Android apps make it easy to price compare in retail stores but scanning the bar codes!
Sales tax may impact some sales as I and many will shop other sources not currently subject to the sales tax mandate; should it pass the House. The shipping/handling costs are usually the 'show stopper', not the sales tax.
IT is just the GREED of Congress in place of proper management that has created this fiasco. They find more and more ways to take and take from US while lining thier own pockets and promoting their longevity in office. It is pandering to the greed of other State level politicians who's mismanagement of State Budgets have caused their own problems.
Eventually there will be no one left to pay taxes or purchase products as We will all be sucked dry if WE let them get away with it.
Time to Fire these imbeciles and get some folks in Congress and State Congresses who are smarter than your average rock!
Weather radicalization worsening, global food supply at increased risk of regional failures
Skip Stein's insight:
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The Department of Homeland Security is under investigation for purchasing large stockpiles of ammunition, days before legislation was introduced that would restrict the amount a government agency can legally buy.
“This is a staggering abuse of power and an incredible slap in the face to justice, liberty, and transparency. Congress has accused the administration of organizing and carrying out serious crimes under the Fast and Furious project.
What right does a state have to tax a company with no physical presence in that State? Tax UPS/FedEx/USPS because they deliver? This would cripple the Internet business communities like my small business who is just beginning to sell across the country.
For those local businesses who believe that this is 'unfair', they reside in the state and should pay their taxes to support local infrastructure, police/fire etc. If they want to compete, it is simple enough to set up an online store (if you have questions I'll do it for you for a reasonable fee).
Why should a company pay taxes for infrastructure of the State where they do not have a presence? They gain no benefit, have no rights or other state protections, unless the states will grant formal residency with no property ownership. That would be an interesting situation. I could be a resident of every state I ever sell to! Guess that means I'm a resident of Portugal, British Columbia, Chicago, etc. etc. All places I have sold products.
The State filing requirements are way beyond any small businesses and there are no payment methods available much less filing requirements, forms procedures etc. It would be a nightmare of 'unintended consequences' just like all the other idiotic, poorly thought out bills.
Oh, then the states would have to 'audit' every small business in the USA? Each state would have to hire thousands of tax auditors to even begin to figure out the mess this would create! GOOD LUCK with that.
There will be more to say about the findings of the newly released Pew survey ”The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society.” Of course, such revelations as the approval by upwards of two-thirds of Middle Eastern Muslims of the death penalty...
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