Who Are You California?  You vote to raise taxes on yourself again?  Really?  It’s another easy way out for politicians on our backs.  How does the majority not see it?  I’m speechless and disappointed, and question what’s going on in my native state.

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Capitalism gave you a job!  Don’t you get it?  Wall Street certainly isn’t perfect, but it’s their Washington bedfellows that have created much of the economic problems we’re facing today.  Instead, Occupy Washington, DC to compel Politicians to fix the problems with Wall Street, etc.  Tell them to stop cozying up to the detriment of the American people.  I’m sure many Politician are relieved to see Occupy Wall Street’s misdirected anger.  From what I’ve seen and heard, much of the protesters don’t even know what they’re fighting for.  The movement takes the real focus off bad political decisions and “crony” capitalism.

Where is the incentive for legal immigration?  Can anyone answer that?  There’s plenty of incentive for illegal immigration.  Does that seem right?  It doesn’t.  And it’s not.

As an Affiliate of Amazon’s Associates Program, I received the following e-mail.  Once again Politicians are hard at work quashing our ability to earn a living, because it’s easier to assess fees, taxes, tolls and tariffs than it is to do their respective jobs — It’s a continued grab and waste game that needs to stop.  Though Amazon’s decision has a direct impact on me, I applaud them for immediately dropping out.  What other business is it going to kill?

Hello. Unfortunately Governor Brown has signed into law the bill that we emailed you about earlier today. As a result of this, contracts with all California residents participating in the Amazon Associates Program are terminated effective today, June 29, 2011. Those California residents will no longer receive advertising fees for sales referred to Amazon.com, Endless.com, MYHABIT.COM or SmallParts.com. Please be assured that all qualifying advertising fees earned before today will be processed and paid in full in accordance with the regular payment schedule.

You are receiving this email because our records indicate that you are a resident of California. If you are not currently a resident of California, or if you are relocating to another state in the near future, you can manage the details of your Associates account here. And if you relocate to another state in the near future please contact us for reinstatement into the Amazon Associates Program.

To avoid confusion, we would like to clarify that this development will only impact our ability to offer the Associates Program to California residents and will not affect your ability to purchase from Amazon.com, Endless.com, MYHABIT.COM or SmallParts.com.

We have enjoyed working with you and other California-based participants in the Amazon Associates Program and, if this situation is rectified, would very much welcome the opportunity to re-open our Associates Program to California residents. As mentioned before, we are continuing to work on alternative ways to help California residents monetize their websites and we will be sure to contact you when these become available.

Regards, The Amazon Associates Team

It’s sad to think that some go through life being oppressed by another man, woman or nation, by way of intimidation, assault, control, or any means.  What gives someone the right to negatively affect another’s pursuit of a decent life?  It hurts to learn about the unacceptable atrocities going on around the world.  For those far away, I will always pray.  Growing up I thought the United States was a great, invincible nation.  And as an adult, I know the United States is great, but nothing is invincible.  While other nations try to liberate, oppression is creeping into America.  It’s in the form of financial burden, job loss, and so many other immeasurable troubles attributed to bad political decisions, self-serving fraud and deceit that doesn’t take into consideration what’s best for the American people and the country as a whole and an enabling, irresponsible media that no longer cares about the truth.  All need to be held accountable and these things mustn’t continue to be tolerated.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is no Superhero.  It’s now apparent that he’s just another big phony.  What a let down he turned out to be.  And one of his last despicable acts on the way out of office was to commute the prison sentence of Esteban Nunez, the son of former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez.  There’s no GOOD reason to commute this sentence.  It’s Crony capitalism at its worst and it mustn’t be tolerated.  What now former Governor Schwarzenegger did was disgusting, sneaky and obviously showed favoritism — The families of Esteban Nunezes victims didn’t even learn about the commuted sentence until contacted by the media.  That’s just not right!  And dodging questions about it is unacceptable.  Although he doesn’t really say, we already know WHY he did it.  And if we can’t do anything about it now, his decision should be made hard to live with.  I’ll tell him if I see him.  Booooo and hasta la vista wimpy.

We believe in the rule of law — Kudos to the City of Costa Mesa, my city who believes in the same.  Thank you for taking an important stand.  It’s ultimately for the benefit of all people and the right thing to do.  It’s simple, don’t break the law and you won’t have a problem.  There’s nothing to argue about.  It’s not fair to those who obey the law.  And boycotting Arizona is just plain stupid, especially when those who are supposed to uphold the law do it.  It doesn’t help anyone.  Our politicians have created a mess for citizens and non-citizens alike.  It’s unacceptable and Americans of all colors need to tell them that!  It should be about protecting America, not boycotting a state trying to enforce the law.  Support Arizona.