Yesterday I heard about the Internet Sales tax punishment for Michigan residents. Then I heard about the 1% sales tax increase, now I hear he wants to raise gasoline tax by over 40 cents a gallon.
This from the guy who campaigned that he turned Michigan around and balanced the budget? So what does he need all the money for?
I heard the other day that our wonderful state government has voted to add an Internet Sales tax on all purchases made over the Internet from Michigan. NOTE: They only what to punish Michigan residence for using the Internet. I think this great new law goes into effect on the 1st of 2015. The effects this will have?
* It’s supposed to make the state millions of dollars in tax money. Which will likely be sqaundered away like our other hard earned tax dollars.
*It will definately cut back on the business online companies do in Michigan.
*It add’s just one more avenue for the state and the feds to get their sneaky little hands into our pockets.
As for me, I will weigh the costs of all purchases after Jan. 1st., and if I can’t save a few bucks on the Internet. I will either not buy, or wait until I can find it locally.
I’ve been using Gmail since it’s beginning. When they did the big update, I hated it, and forced my android devices back to the old version. Since then I’ve been cruising happily along, until I got tricked into updating the app. With the current update it appears that I can’t force it back to the older version. So,, I guess I’m in the market for a new email client. Or I guess I could just use the web version, like I do on my PC.
Well, Red, (the Jeep) has been sold. I lost a little money on it, but I’m comfortable with the alternative, (Black). I did wind up putting $780 into the clutch on Black, but it shifts like a sporty car now. Black also now has it’s bigger tires. We’ve had a lot of fun running northern trails, and saw a few Elk, and there’s miles and miles of new stuff to explore. “All Those Who Wander, Are Not Lost!”
And a follow up on the Ruger 22/45. An hour or so of internet searching learned me that a solid whack on the bottom of the magazine after insertion, will seat it properly and cure the feeding problems. If it was a carry gun, I’d send it back, but I can live with it on a plinker. I also found a site that talks about how to actually fix the problem, (maybe Ruger should have done that)
I’ve purchased or won three new guns in the last year. A Benelli 20 gauge pump, a Remington 770 in .308, and a Ruger 45/22 .22 caliber pistol. None of the three of them were functional when I got home. The Benelli had to be sent back to the factory TWICE! Before it would function. The Remington had two separate problems, ( I won it, not bought it). I found how to fix the most serious problem on YouTube, but returned it with the other problem still intact. I traded it for the new Ruger. Today I own a non functional Ruger pistol. It needs to go back to the gunsmith/dealer, before it can be fired. (About a 75 mile drive) Benelli, Remington, and Ruger! What ever happened to quality control?? Or for that matter checking out a gun before you sell it??
The move from windows xp to Linux Mint is coming along very nicely. My biggest fears , the transfer of my finacincial data to Linux, turned out to be a snap. Only one of my programs didn’t have a Linux application, but it only took a few minutes to download “Wine” to the Linux box and fireup my obscure but occasionally important program.
Over all I’m pretty happy with the move, I should have done it years ago. My desktop machine is faster, cleaner, and much safer than it’s been in years.
NOTE: I don’t “game” on my computer devices anymore, that might have made a difference in my opinion.