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Tax Hikes and the 2011 Economic Collapse

I'm reading this article today from Wall Street Journal online, an interesting post by Arthur Laffer regarding Year 2011 Economic Collapse.

President George W. Bush's tax cuts expires on January 1, 2011, federal, state and local tax rates are scheduled to rise quite sharply" (2010, WSJ).

Here's the estimate tax increase according to Arthur Laffer:

Personal Income Tax rate will go up from 35% to 39.6%Federal Dividend Tax rate from 15% to 39.6%Capital Gain Tax rate from 15% to 20%Estate Tax reate from zero to 55%

Reference:
Tax Hikes and the 2011 Economic Collapse. Retrieved June 25, 2010, from WSJ Online

Double Dip Recession is coming?

I read some articles today regarding double dip recession, very scary and I hope we don't go there.

An excerpt from Yahoo Finance News "the Federal Reserve underscored misgivings about the recovery, saying employment is showing only gradual improvement, the housing market is languishing and consumer spending is increasing only modestly".

It doesn't make any sense to "increase the income tax rate from 35% to 39.6%, the dividend tax from 15% to a whopping 49.6%, capital gains tax from 15% to 2-%, and a death tax on estates from 0% to 55%" (2010, Frum Forum) while in recovery stage. If we keep more money from our income, we are more likely happy to spend it. If the government takes it - we can't spend it. And if we don't spend, we are holding back the growth of the economy.

Happy Father's Day. What Kind of Dad Will Your Children Remember?

Did you know that Diane Warren wrote "Because You Loved Me" dedicated to her Dad? I just found out this yesterday at McLean Bible Church. Click the podcast "What Kind of Dad  Will Your Children Remember?"

Happy Father's Day to all the Daddy and Grand Dad around the world.

Because You Loved Me
Songwriters: Diane Warren

For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right

For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I'll be forever thankful, baby

You're the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You're the one who saw me through
Through it all

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
You were my eyes when I couldn't see
You saw the best there was in me

Lifted me up when I couldn't reach
You gave me faith 'cause you believed
I'm everything I am
Because you loved me, ooh, baby

You g…

iPhone Trash folder and Deleted Messages

Understanding the deleted messages for Apple iPhone.

If you delete a message in your iPhone device, you will see this to your iPhone Trash folder. Depending on your iPhone email setting, the contents of Trash folder will auto-delete after one day, after one week, after one month or never.

iPhone devices is only downloading the portion of your message from your email server. Whatever you delete, will stay in your iPhone Trash folder for some time or in your Deleted Messages in Microsoft Outlook. Don't be confuse with Microsoft Outlook Deleted Items.

What is the difference between Deleted Items and Deleted Messages?
The Deleted Items folder contains all the email (or messages) deleted through your Microsoft Outlook program. While the Deleted Messages folder temporary store the deleted emails through your iPhone device.

If you have feedback or suggestions. Please post it here.

Thank you.

Security breach exposes data of 114,000 iPad customers.

It is always sold out when I tried to buy an iPad, that's the demand of this new gadget from Apple. Will I stop buying the iPad despite of recent security breach from AT&T Network? I don't think so but I will be concern to know on how AT&T will improve their security approach protecting of customer's personal information.

Excerpt from NYPost.com "A security breach has resulted in 114,000 Apple iPad users -- including high-ranking government employees, CEOs and media personalities -- having their data exposed, Gawker Media’s Valleywag blog reported Wednesday. A group called Goatse Security -- in reference to a old internet sicko photo -- managed to exploit weaknesses in the AT&T network to obtain data from thousands of iPad users including New York Times Co. CEO Janet Robinson, ABC’s Diane Sawyer, film mogul Harvey Weinstein, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and others, according to Valleywag."

I would like …

Google search page just like Bing?

I noticed today Google search page is now displaying an image similar to Bing search page. Though when you check the search result, it goes back to the old form of google search results using the blue URL link and black for text.

For the past years, Google are showing variety of Google Logo Designs from basic, kids, playful, sports, holidays and other designs related to a special day but not the main page image design. Today, you have the option to change the background image by clicking the link located at the lower left-hand corner of the Google.com search page.

Bing search background (excellent photos) from Microsoft started this cool image when they re-branded their search product e.g. Bing search and decide.

It would be nice to know your thought about it? Post your comment.

Angelina Jolie invited you to join Facebook

Facebook is getting bigger every day, so it is not a surprise to see spammer using their popularity. Here's an example I received today.

Subject: Angelina Jolie invited you to join Facebook

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Hi,
The following person invited you to be their friend on Facebook:
Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie
Invite sent:
Sun, 8 Jun 2010 12:15:29 -0500
Facebook is a great place to keep in touch with friends, post photos, videos and create events. But first you need to join! Sign up today to create a profile and connect with the people you know.
Thanks,
The Facebook Team
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What to do when you received an email like this or similar approach? Simply delete the email and don't bother to open it.

I would like to hear your feedback about it. Post your comments.

Domain Renewal Life Cycle

Here's the domain name expiration, redemption, and pending delete life cycle. This is application to some domains extension e.g. .com, .net, .org, etc.

How to turn-off all messages receipt in your Blackberry phone?

Here's a short guide to disable this feature.

In your Blackberry Phone device, go to messages.Once in messages windows, press the Blackberry menu button.Scroll down till you see Options.In Message Options, select Email SettingsIn Email Settings, change Confirm Delivery, Confirm Read, and Send Read Receipts to all NO.I hope this help. Post your feedback here. Thank you.

AT&T's revamped data plans, phase out unlimited data

AT&T is phasing out unlimited data plans for new customer of iPhone and iPod. The company will offer cheaper and capped plans, the DataPro which offer up to 2GB of data for $25 a month, if you go over AT&T will charge you $10 for additional gigabyte. And DataPlus a $15 a month option which offer 200Mb of data. It is cheaper if you're not a heavy user of iPhone email, surfing and streaming videos.

Current customers not to worry, they will remain in the unlimited plan of $30 per month. I think I will stay with my unlimited plan, surfing the internet, sending/receiving emails, and streaming unlimited videos.

Blackberry service is down again?

If you're having problem with your Blackberry email, well you're not the only one. It seems that Blackberry service is having problem again with their networks (service). As of this time, some Verizon costumers are having issue receiving their emails since last week.

I have to call Verizon in behalf of my officemate having issues receiving email through his blackberry (crackberry) device. I thought this is another Blackberry resending old messages issue. The Verizon Technical Support tried to send a new Service Book but failed. He told me that Blackberry service is having an intermittent issue for the last few days, not all but some customers in their network. I confirmed this with another Blackberry users through Sprint Network.

Updated as of yesterday May 31, 2010 1:35pm ET by RIM, service is still intermittent.