Saturday, June 2, 2007

My Movie

It has been a while since my last posting. I've had numerous people approach me and say "Why haven't you posted lately? I wish you would... it has really changed my life." And by numerous people, I mean Lauren.

First off, I recently saw "The Pursuit of Happyness" with Will Smith. If you haven't seen it, it revolves around his internship at the Dean Witter Stock Brokerage Firm. That got me thinking that if they could put that guy's story on the big screen, they they could do mine too. It could be about my internships at Wal-Mart ISD and would be called "The Pursuit of Mediocrity".

Last weekend was Memorial Day and we went to the beach with six of my best friends from college and their wives. It was good to remember what 4am felt like again and how early 9am rolls around. I have stories to tell on everyone, except for James Satterfield who was never around b/c he was chasing the ladies at the beach after one too many Miami Vices. I also learned a new version of a popular children's church song. You'll have to ask Satty. Chad - invite Whey next time, Adam - you are M. Cat DDS, Joe - something about phone calls and Jennifer on the
roof trying to kayak, Satty - nice underwear, Greg - i am ready to take you in Wii Tennis, Brad - thanks for jeopardizing our deposit

More Taxes
I recently read an article my Dad passed on to me about imposing new taxes on both internet commerce and our internet connections. I understand that the gov't needs to tax as their source of revenue and that just because a state doesn't have, say income taxes, that revenue will be made up for some place else. If states are losing this revenue from the shift of consumers moving to online shopping, then I think a new tax is something to consider. But what will that do to American businesses? Online retailing is a much cheaper form of selling than real-world stores because of inventory, expenses, personnel, etc. This could slow down the growth of businesses and reduce profitability. Additionally, tacking on more taxes to internet connections. The article goes on even farther to mention the potential email tax (which has been discussed for quite some time). Much of the efficiency (a function of GDP) we realize today is because of faster communication. Give people a reason to not send email, and it will effect overall productivity. Email is not the vehicle for taxation.