Saturday, June 11, 2011

I Would Never Have Been Bill Gates, but..........

For well over a decade, the Amazon Associates Program has worked with thousands of Connecticut residents. Unfortunately, the budget signed by Governor Malloy contains a sales tax provision that compels us to terminate this program for Connecticut-based participants effective immediately. It specifically imposes the collection of taxes from consumers on sales by online retailers - including but not limited to those referred by Connecticut-based affiliates like you - even if those retailers have no physical presence in the state.
We opposed this new tax law because it is unconstitutional and counterproductive. It was supported by big-box retailers, most of which are based outside Connecticut, that seek to harm the affiliate advertising programs of their competitors. Similar legislation in other states has led to job and income losses, and little, if any, new tax revenue. We deeply regret that we must take this action.
As a result of the new law, contracts with all Connecticut residents participating in the Amazon Associates Program will be terminated today, June 10, 2011. Those Connecticut residents will no longer receive advertising fees for sales referred to,, MYHABIT.COM or Please be assured that all qualifying advertising fees earned on or before today, June 10, 2011, 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 Connecticut. If you are not currently a resident of Connecticut, 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 after June 10, 2011, 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 Connecticut residents and will not affect their ability to purchase from
We have enjoyed working with you and other Connecticut-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 Connecticut residents.
The Amazon Associates Team

 Here is another link to this story from RadioVice Online:

Hurry, supplies are limited!

Got this from my cousin:

     These four older ladies who lived in Yugoslavia always sat outside together near the church and chatted about when they were younger. One month ago they pooled their money together and bought a laptop.
      Never having been there, but having heard all about Florida, in the USA, they just happened to click on St. Augustine, FL. They read about the "Fountain of Youth" claimed to have been discovered by the Spaniards when they explored there.
The old ladies collected up all they had left and sent for four bottles of the water. As soon as it arrived, they drank as directed.

      The rest of this story will make you a believer, because here they are today...

No ... This is TRUE!     Really!  Would we lie to you?

We have a limited supply of this water
Available at an incredibly low price of just $1,499.95 a bottle.
Seriously ... 


Make checks payable to:

Democratic National Committee

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

What is Up With This?????

      Back in the early 90's, during the Clinton administration, we got heavily into political correctness. Remember, we had to get rid of those "Slow children at play" signs, because some of the parents or kids might be offended by them, with the implication that the children might be "slow". "Dead End" roads became "No Outlet" roads because - I don't even remember the reason for that one.
      We have a condo complex here in my home town. I have done work in there before, but haven't been in there recently. This past Sunday I had reason to go in there. In the past, they had "Speed Bump" signs, for the speed bumps that are on the road into the complex, but when I went in on Sunday, I almost drove off the road when I saw this sign.

Anybody know what this is all about? I'm at a loss!!

We are DOOMED!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Just finished reading Glenn Beck's book "Broke". A very interesting read on our country's financial situation. How we got to where we are and what needs to be done to fix it. We are rapidly heading for a cliff and if it is not fixed in a hurry, we could see a total collapse of our economy and a possible breakdown of society. If it happens it isn't going to be pretty. I am adding it to my "homework assignments" list.