Luggage Tricks That Don’t Work

Amanda sent her laptop to her parent’s house here via FedEx (the “express super-fast” service of course), and the package is at Adelaide Airport, but they won’t release it – some sort of mix-up with customs.

To save us the trouble of having to lug her laptop all the way down here, Amanda sent her laptop to her parent’s house here via FedEx (the “express super-fast” service of course).

It’s now 2 weeks later. The package is at Adelaide Airport, but they won’t release it. It got caught up in customs on the way here, and then they wouldn’t release it because they thought it was being sent to someone down here to keep, and you need to pay duties & declare things like that. So it took quite a bit of work (and some last minute filling of forms & faxing things around) to get past that stage. So at this point, it should be OK to release – but of course it’s the weekend and they won’t deliver it to us now. So maybe on Monday it’ll get here. Maybe.

Normal shipping time for this service is less than a week – usually 4-5 days. (They literally just pack the shipment onto a plane and get it going; it takes about as long as it does for a person to get down here.) We’re now moving past 2 weeks.

You do the math.

An Appeal from Center-Right Bloggers

Let’s just say, I’m all for more openness (transparency) in government

The Truth Laid Bear: An Appeal from Center-Right Bloggers

Let’s just say, I’m all for more openness (transparency) in government.

Outrage

“…The cynicism of one generation begets the apathy of the next.”

I was having a discussion with a co-worker on the subject of revolution. I had watched a documentary yesterday on Stalin, and what he did to the Russian people, and I kept thinking “if only the people had been armed.”

So, after talking a bit with him on the subject of revolution and whether we think it’s going to be happening soon (we suspect it is), we also got to talking about the outrage over taxes & constitutional rights violations, and why people don’t do something about it. He then came up with a great line: “the cynicism of one generation begets the apathy of the next.

So true.

I Hate Taxes

Have I mentioned how I HATE taxes?

Have I mentioned before that I hate taxes? There’s nothing like having everyone responsible for paying this ridiculous income tax, but making the code for it so complicated that you need to hire a professional in order to file it correctly – and avoid being fined even more! I mean, small businesses are the backbone of the American economy – Bush said so himself!!! Yet you’ll never encounter more tax obstacles in your ENTIRE LIFE than you do when you’re trying to survive as a small business owner.

I have just 2 words to say about all this:

SMALL GOVERNMENT

If our government wasn’t so huge & bloated, I wouldn’t be paying out nearly 40% of my income to tax.

It’s just not fair… 🙁