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I am honored by your analysis of my approach to my work, thank you, The balance of your thoughts are right on the money, the number of folks out there who think that they can avoid lighting by blending exposures, avoid great architectural glass and the investment in a full frame platform by buying a run of the mill super wide lens, are numerous indeed. Much to Sheila's chagrin I have always gone way out on a limb if it meant that I thought I could produce a finer product, in fact she'll be checking out the Elinchrom boxes that will be arriving this week, and the associated invoice. When I see a need, or a short fall in any area of my arsenal, I fix it in short order. That takes a lot less faith in the future than it did years ago when the amortization rate was much slower.
You are so right about the feds. Last week alone the international banking stranglehold this administration has imposed (as just one more way they can cripple small to medium sized businesses) cost us a 42 million dollar a month contract. The ability to move funds around the world, legitimate and well documented funds, has been virtually hobbled, and it's exponentially more difficult if you are a US citizen. Our government has imposed such draconian regulations on banks in and outside of the US, that our banks have very little interest in large deposits coming from out of the country, and the international banking community wants nothing at all to do with you if you are a US citizen. If a US citizen has 2,000 dollars in an off shore account, maintaining that account will cost them more than the account balance.......QUARTERLY...........to maintain the account due to the paperwork required. Once again the class envy that has been ginned up makes much of the citizenry apathetic about anyone with enough money to have off shore holdings, and once again those people are cutting off their nose to spite their face because that money moves around and buys things from a nice dinner to a mega-yacht, and benefits a lot of businesses.
I'll tell you something that makes my blood boil, tens of thousands of people who have voted in a ways that eventually, methodically destroyed their city/county/state, economically and otherwise, moving to states that have exercised responsible governance and have kept their head above water and are creating jobs. How many of those people are heads up enough to connect the dots and realize the chain of events that led to their migration? I'd be very surprised if 10% change their perspective, they just move, change nothing and slowly start down the same road from whence they came, just in a different locale. Plano just won the nod from Toyota North America, who has decided to move their entire operation to North Texas, from California. The reasons, chiefly, the continually unfriendly business climate in CA due to taxes, over reaching environmentalism, and the sheer weight of government regulation.