There are several reasons why I don't like Amazon, but one of the biggest ones is the mistreatment of the employees. Being one of the most valued companies in the world, the way they mistreat employees is some what like that of Wal-Mart. I know it is a "first world" issue, but when compared to the treatment of employees in other businesses in the United States, I wonder why I don't do business with Amazon. Another reason why I don't do business with Amazon is the "global" empire effect. I rather give my money over to another company that isn't associated with Amazon. Sure there are a lot of business that sell their stuff on Amazon, but if they sell it on their own website, I rather deal with their website directly than Amazon. Plus, Amazon "Drivers" (known as business owners according to Amazon and technically they are) are becoming known as risk takers on the road. Meaning, they drive too fast and are always in a hurry, because of the pressure of making the razor thin deadlines. I rather wait around for my package if that means they are not in a hurry. Sure, get the package to me as soon as possible but don't risk your life and more importantly the lives of others, in the process. Just slow down. The final reason why I don't like Amazon is Jeff Bazo himself. I don't like him because he has this "elitist" attitude. Now, I'm not saying that Amazon needs to "legally" go away. Sure, I don't like Amazon for the reasons above but I will respect their right to exist as any other business or organization.
I'm going to sound alarmist but whatever. This is my speculation and I've been thinking about this for some time over the past several years. President Trump has the same general policies as the past several administrations. This includes, Obama, Bush and Clinton. Now, what Trump is doing is very similar to what Bush had done. A recent Peter Schiff Video (1), explained that Trump's policies are very similar to what Obama, Bush and Clinton has done. Mainly focusing on Trump and Bush and how similar they are. Now, of course there are differences but fundamentally we are seeing this again. Trump just needs to float the economy until after the 2020 elections. None of the Democrats are really pushing this issue that much because they are just offering free stuff. Of course Peter Schiff, Ron Paul and others has been saying this for years and they are saying where is the next doom? In the video that Peter Schiff had post a few days ago, (April 23, 2019), he was saying that deficit spending hasn't come down and if it was truly economic boom, the government would have surpluses, but the US government is still spending more than they can take in. It is this fact that is quite alarming. If the US economy is doing so well, the US government should be in surpluses not deficits. If there were to be actual cuts to the government there will be a recession right after the cuts were made, because the government is very much tied to the economy and vise versa. Even if the government just quit increasing the budget and leave everything as is meaning spending the same exact amount of money year after year for the next decade or so (which I doubt that would actually happen, because change of administrations and congresses), there still might be a major recession. Hence why I'm advocating to cutting one's personal budget and start saving like crazy. I have decided to reduced my spending quite a bit. Sure, I have the surplus to go out and eat couple of times a week and have fun, but that could all go away. Hence why, I have decided to cut my internet out of the window and only travel where I need to go, like work and church, only eat groceries not going out and eat several times a week. Because when the next recession hits, it is not going to be pretty. And those who have stock piles of cash and reserves that are able to keep working will succeed and might actually be able to purchase luxury items on the cheap. Then wages will go down because everyone is looking for a job. It is better to have a job than no job at all mentality. We will be in a recession if Starbucks sales takes a noise dive and McDonald's sales sky rockets higher. If McDonald's is doing really well, and Starbucks isn't then we are in a recession if Starbucks is doing well and McDonald's isn't doing as hot as in a recession then we are in the clear for sometime. And I think the clock of "sometime" is clicking.
(1) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi_9DhpaNSI
I have decided to live as cheaply as possible with a few exceptions. I have cancled my internet, because I can get it at the library for "free." And only taking necessary car trips like going to and from work, going to and from church. Grocery only buy what I consume. I almost thought about cutting my phone bill down to $3-$5 dollars a month from $96. But that would be a little too extreme. When ever the library is closed when I want to go on my laptop for WiFi, I could go to McDonald's buy their coffee and sit at the place for several hours. Not all McDonald's "allow" you to sit for hours on end to use their WiFi, but I know a few and they are busy and on the outskirts of the Twin Cities. These are just some of the ways that I have decided to live cheaply.
Yes, T-Mobile is offering a checking account through a partnership of Bank Mobile. It is at 4% of interest for up to $3,000, as long as you are a T-Mobile One Customer. And the nice thing is they pay monthly to one's account. So, if one has an account, they can essentially get about a month's worth subscription off, if one has a total of $3,000 to put in. It is FDIC insured (because it is by Bank Mobile). After the $3,000 the interest goes down to 1% any dollar after the $3,000. So if one has $4,000, the first $3,000 makes them 4% which is $120 a year, then an additional $10 for the $1,000 (at 1%). So in theory one can have enough in their bank account through T-Mobile to pay for their total subscription. My total bill is $96/month and that would mean I would have to have a good $108,000 in order that to pay my monthly subscription.
Since, I'm into photography, I figure why not have it as a first random blog post! LOL! Photography specifically landscape photography is my favorite type of photography. Because I enjoy going out into the "wild" and enjoying and capturing God's earth. So what I learn so far, since this is a new hobby of mine, is that it takes a lot more "work" not just take a picture. I have to figure out a place to go and go their semi-frequently and shoot some photos. I do have quite a bit of YouTube knowledge about how to do photography and have subscribed to a few photography channels on YouTube, that tell the viewer their mistakes about photography and I did take note. I started out with a simple point and camera that kind of looks like a DSLR camera but under closer look it is just a simple point and shoot. I didn't want to go "all" in and waste couple of thousands of dollars in order to not like photography. I do offer some serves mainly portrait photography and selling of physical copies of my photos. I do refuse to shoot a wedding, that is way to stressful! I don't want to go to a person's wedding to shoot photography, that to me would be worse than working at McDonald's! Yes, I rather go back to McDonald's and work there instead of working for myself as a wedding photographer. Anyways, I do enjoy going out and finding a place to do some landscape photography because it makes me go outdoors and enjoying what God has to offer. Thanks for reading a random topic on my random blog!