Thursday, May 23, 2013

Immigration Reform

Article11 Ways Immigration Reform Would Boost The Economy - The Huffington Post

I know that HuffPost is pushing "Immigration Reform." And, yes, there should be reform. But, it should be about controlling the inflow of people into our country, and making sure that those already here actually show that they want to be part of this country, and not just be here for the jobs. They should be willing to do community service to show that they want to be part of their communities and to contribute. They should be willing to pay a small percentage (say 2%) of their income to help pay for the expenses of our housing them and their children for all these years, etc. And, they should be at the back of line, behind those who came here legally.

But, we should also acknowledge why this legislation is being done in the first place: to get Latino votes and to appease Latino groups. It is very simple. Washington never does anything unless they get something out of it. And, that is certainly the case here.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Apple Post-Jobs: Greed, Greed, and More Greed!

ArticleApple Chief Calls on US Government to Slash US Corporate Tax - The Guardian

Wow! Check out the balls on this guy! :-P So, this is what Apple has become post-Jobs: A greedy company that does nothing except for hiding as much money from the IRS as possible, making no new products, instead just making little tweaks to them.

Hey, Tim Cook, if you want to leave, leave! We have no use for you.

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Problem with Yelp

ArticleCraigslist Yelp Ad Offers Money In Exchange For Good New York Restaurant Reviews - Huffington Post

Unfortunately, Yelp has been going from community-based review site to corporate-heavy organization. If you step out of line even slightly in a Yelp review, you get swatted down. In their Terms of Use, they can do whatever they want to with any review you post. There is little to no reward on Yelp. I am a Yelp Elite member, which means that we get invited to occasional special events for appetizers and drinks. And, that's nice, but if your city has a lousy "Community Manager" like we do in Memphis, your opinion of Yelp can drop very quickly. The people I dealt with in New York were great! But, they aren't where I am now.

Keep in mind, with Yelp, or any content site like TripAdvisor, you are providing them with free content. What you provide fuels their sites. They sell advertising, among other revenue generators, and you get (in the case of Yelp) not too much in return. And, on TripAdvisor, nothing that I know of.