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Amazon seeks ballot measure to undo California tax

Posted July 13th, 2011 by Deslock Darkstar
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Amazon.com Inc has taken the first step toward asking California voters to repeal a new law requiring websites that forward shoppers to it to collect sales tax, a spokeswoman for the state's attorney general said on Monday.

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California companies fleeing the Golden State

Posted July 13th, 2011 by Deslock Darkstar
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Buffeted by high taxes, strict regulations and uncertain state budgets, a growing number of California companies are seeking friendlier business environments outside of the Golden State.

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Cat Owners Hiss at San Diego Licensing Proposal

Posted July 13th, 2011 by Deslock Darkstar
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Cash-strapped San Diego considers tax for cats! Cat owners say the idea defies logic and accounting principles.

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California Cops Get $5,600 To Wash Their Motorcycles

It pays well to wash your motorcycle if you are a cop in Newport Beach, where officers who patrol on motor bikes are paid an additional six hours of overtime every month simply for giving their cycles a wash.

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California Taxes The Internet!

Posted June 30th, 2011 by Deslock Darkstar
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Beginning Friday, Amazon.com and other large out-of-state retailers will be required to collect sales taxes on purchases that their California customers make online.

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Amazon Associates Program in California Terminated

Amazon announced today that its Associates program is to be terminated in California, in response to a new sales tax bill that was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. "We oppose this bill because it is unconstitutional and counterproductive. Similar legislation in other states has led to job and income losses, and little, if any, new tax revenue.", Amazon said said in an email to (now former) California Associates.

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One law for us, another for you

"The California state Senate voted 28-8 Wednesday to exempt itself from the pointless gun-control laws that apply to the rest of the populace. Legislators apparently think they alone are worthy to pack heat on the streets for personal protection, and the masses ought to wait until the police arrive."

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Civil Disobedience on a Paper Plate

Posted April 27th, 2011 by Aahz
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The underground market seeks to encourage food entrepreneurship by helping young vendors avoid roughly $1,000 a year in fees -- including those for health permits and liability insurance -- required by legitimate farmers markets. Here, where the food rave -- call it a crave -- was born, the market organizers sidestep city health inspections by operating as a private club, requiring that participants become "members" (free) and sign a disclaimer noting that food might not be prepared in a space that has been inspected.

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City Thugs Fine Woman $2500 for Selling and Raising Crops in Empty Lot

Posted April 2nd, 2011 by LibertarianMan
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Oakland, California bureaucrats fine organic farm/herb grower Novella Carpenter $2500 for selling and raising crops in an empty lot in the city and for not applying for a permit to operate her business on the city's premises.

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Why California should quit the 'dollar zone'

Posted March 23rd, 2011 by johnciacci
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If it makes sense, as Paul Krugman and others argue, for Greece to ditch the euro, then Jerry Brown should think about it

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