Category Archives: a quick thought

something that I though about at work and wrote about it at work. Not very long

Finding a good e-reader

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Here is a good question for my friends and readers. I would like to get a e-reader for reading out side. When I go up to the lake I would like to be able to sit out side and listen to my book or read it. I don’t need anything for movies or games. I have my I pad and even if I need it I have my I phone that has 3G. ;

So here is what I would like:

read out side

able to use my audible account

High light the words on the page so that my eyes get use to seeing the words

Not a lot of money

 

So now that you see what I’m looking for, what can I find? Can you help me find the right e-reader?

 

 

Last one for 2012

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It’s another year that I have walked through. I have had some really good times this year however I have also had some very hard times. Life has changed me in so many ways I don’t even know were to start. I am still here and I still write on my blog. I just have not written in my blog in a long time. So it could be good or it could be not so good.

So as the year comes to any end I would like to say thank you for reading my blog and saying something if you need to. I’m very happy that I have found a good group of people to share my little life with. and so I leave you with this

 

 

Christmas letter is ready to go

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I can say that this year I did write a Christmas letter and I am done with it. It’s not to long and not to short. The big thing is that I am able to tell people that we have moved and the address has changed. This is the first one in a very long time from me.  Now it will be finding all the addresses that I have and getting the thing out in the mail. So as I write this blog post maybe the Christmas letter from this year will get to the hands of everyone by Dec 2013 🙂

Hey, I have to take this whole thing in strive,  right???

vote yes or no

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As I am still thinking very hard about the way I’m going to Vote this Tuesday my friend on face book put this out for everyone to think about. I thought I would pass it on to you.

a long long time ago one of my assistant managers told me i have to go vote.. i told him no i don’t have to if i don’t want too!! but 
u know way to many people are fighting over this election who’s better Romney or Obama? well i put it this way..ya’ll know how i feel and to be honest with you, it’s none of my business who you like or should i say vote for!! i thought there was a thing out that you can’t let other’s know who you vote for? isn’t the bars suppose to close until a certain time so people can’t bribe other’s with drinks? who know’s maybe i’m from the wrong planet.. anyways… in two more days, the election is going to take place.. DON’T POST WHO YOU VOTED FOR!!! DON’T GO BRAGGING ABOUT WHO WON AND LOST THAT’S IN BAD TASTE!! it’s no body’s business..THE CHOICE IS UP TO, BUT I WILL SAY THIS.. IF U DON’T VOTE U DON’T HAVE NO RIGHT TO BITCH ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON!! to be honest with you I CAN’T WAIT TILL THIS IS OVER WITH!! IT’S IN GOD’S HANDS.. HE’LL KNOW WHAT’S BEST FOR HE LET’S US DECIDE WHAT TO DO!! 
GOD BLESS AMERICA
Can I also say that a lot of people gave there life’s for us to Vote and if you don’t go and vote you are telling those people that you don’t care that they gave there life’s up for you.

The tax system explained in beer!

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I saw this on my sisters face book page and it got me thinking about a few things. So thanks to my sister for letting me think about this and make it a blog post.

The Tax system explained in beer.

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100.
If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this…

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing The fifth would pay $1 The sixth would pay $3
The seventh would pay $7
The eighth would pay $12
The ninth would pay $18
The tenth man (the ric
hest) would pay $59

So, that’s what they decided to do.

The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve ball. “Since you are all such good customers,” he said, “I’m going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20″. Drinks for the ten men would now cost just $80.

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes. So the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men ? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his fair share?

They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody’s share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.

So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man’s bill by a higher percentage the poorer he was, to follow the principle of the tax system they had been using, and he proceeded to work out the amounts he suggested that each should now pay.

And so the fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% saving).
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33% saving).
The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7 (28% saving).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% saving).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% saving).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% saving).

Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But, once outside the bar, the men began to compare their savings.

“I only got a dollar out of the $20 saving,” declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man, “but he got $10!”

“Yeah, that’s right,” exclaimed the fifth man. “I only saved a dollar too.
It’s unfair that he got ten times more benefit than me!”
“That’s true!” shouted the seventh man. “Why should he get $10 back, when I got only $2? The wealthy get all the breaks!”

“Wait a minute,” yelled the first four men in unison, “we didn’t get anything at all. This new tax system exploits the poor!”

The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

The next night the tenth man didn’t show up for drinks so the nine sat down and had their beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn’t have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!

And that, boys and girls, journalists and government ministers, is how our tax system works. The people who already pay the highest taxes will naturally get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas, where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

Ok now I have to say that I have my own thoughts about this whole thing. Most people who are at the top are not as understanding of the Dollar. I think that some of them think that money really grows on trees. They are more likely to feel like they can throw  it away.  I’m not saying all people are like this but there are a great many people who  do it and don’t even know they are doing it. I also believe that people who are at the high end of taxes have a better education. They are able to fight the holes in the system. They have the understanding of were they can go to get out of paying.

Again some people at the bottom like me try to make a dollar  go as far as they can make it go. I don’t have the education of the tax system to know were my money can go to get out of the tax system so I don’t have to pay. I can’t get the money together to be able to move up into the middle tax place. I have more medical expenses then a lot of the people in the top of the tax system. I have worked very hard for my little bit of money that I have. As some would say I have “new money”, I have worked very hard for it.  How many people in the top of the tax system are using “new money” or are they using “old money”. How many people can say they have “worked” for there money and not just had others work for them. So I think that even though I am posting this I don’t think it’s right. I think that people who are at the should have to pay a bit more. If it’s wrong ok I understand.