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  • Visa Refuses to Cut Ties with Semi-Automatic Rifle Manufacturers

    03/10/2018 4:47:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Mar 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Visa rejected calls to cut ties with semi-automatic rifle manufacturers by announcing it is not their job to “[set] restrictions on the sale of lawful goods and services.” Their announcement comes after an anti-Second Amendment campaign resulted in over dozen companies cutting ties with the NRA. It also follows a New York Times’ suggestion that Visa and Mastercard could circumvent Congress and restrict “assault weapon” sales by refusing business with “assault weapon” manufacturers and/or dealers. According to CBS San Francisco, Visa received a petition with 150,000 signatures, asking the credit card company to refuse to process purchases of “assault weapons.”
  • Land of leaving: Moving companies rank Illinois No. 1 for outbound vans

    01/03/2018 7:38:52 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 52 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | 1-2-2018 | Brendan Bakala
    Land of leaving: Moving companies rank Illinois No. 1 for outbound vans Studies by two major American moving companies rank Illinois as the top “outbound” state of 2017. On Jan. 2, United Van Lines released its 41st annual National Movers Study and Atlas Van Lines released its 2017 Migration Patterns study. United based the study on its customers’ household moves made in 2017, and Atlas studied nearly 73,000 interstate and cross-border relocations of household goods from Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 15, 2017. In both studies, Illinois was home to the highest rate of outbound moves in the nation. United’s...
  • Hillary Admits Support for Legislation to Kill Gun Industry

    05/02/2016 5:36:29 PM PDT · by MIA_eccl1212 · 49 replies
    The Shooter's Log ^ | 4/27/2016 | Dave Dolbee
    There is no chance of burying the lead in this story. Hillary Clinton has vowed to support legislation to kill the gun industry. I am not here to advocate for one political party over another or one particular politician for President. The Shooter’s Log is about firearms, survival/prepping, hunting, etc. However, if you believe in the Second Amendment, hunting, and firearms, you really need to step up and pay attention to Hillary Clinton’s latest proclamation against your rights. Hillary is the Democratic frontrunner and in all likelihood going to be the Democratic Nominee. Recently, on her website, she proudly stated,...
  • Obama To Circumvent Congress With ‘Gag Order’ On Firearm Coverage

    06/08/2015 5:59:19 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7 Jun 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Obama To Circumvent Congress With ‘Gag Order’ On Firearm Coverage by AWR Hawkins 7 Jun 2015 On June 1 Breitbart News reported on Obama’s Spring 2015 “Unified Agenda.” The gun control measures contained therein which were to be passed by executive fiat. Since that time Representatives like Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY-4th) have placed riders on a DOJ appropriations bill to stop portions of the executive gun control push in its tracks. Now the NRA-ILA is revealing that the Obama administration is working behind the scenes to stifle reporting on firearms. From the NRA-ILA: Even as news reports have been highlighting...
  • Three of Utah's eight death row inmates have CHOSEN to die by firing squad

    03/24/2015 11:34:39 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 March 2015 | Kieran Corcoran For Dailymail.com
    It is a macabre choice to make - and almost unique to some inmates on Utah's death row: would you be injected with toxic chemicals, or shot in the heart? But, amid cries of outrage against the southwestern state bringing death by firing quad back into law, almost half of those due to die that way have picked the punishment themselves. Ron Lafferty, who slit the throats of his sister-in-law and her baby daughter in 1984, is one of three who has opted to die by the bullet. Two others in Utah's eight-strong death row have made the same choice,...
  • President Obama Hosts First Ever White House Maker Faire (Afro Reports)

    06/23/2014 4:46:08 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 19 replies
    The Afro ^ | June 21, 2014 | Courtney Jacobs
    President Obama hosted the first ever White House Maker Faire June 18. Obama toured the exhibits on the White House lawn, meeting students, entrepreneurs, engineers and researchers, who are using new tools and techniques to launch businesses, develop advances in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and be in the vanguard of a grassroots renaissance in American manufacturing. It featured more than 100 Makers—the White House term for people who “love to ‘Make’ stuff–from more than 25 states and included more than 30 exhibits. The president toured a sampling of the exhibits that White House officials said represent a broad...
  • Majority of Large Manufacturers Are Now Planning or Considering ‘Reshoring’ from China to the U.S.

    05/21/2014 10:49:57 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 58 replies
    bcg.com ^ | September 24, 2013
    Press Releases September 24, 2013 Majority of Large Manufacturers Are Now Planning or Considering ‘Reshoring’ from China to the U.S. A Survey by The Boston Consulting Group Finds That the Share of U.S.-Based Executives Actively Engaged in the Process of Shifting Production Has Doubled Since Early 2012 CHICAGO, September 24, 2013—More than half of U.S.-based manufacturing executives at companies with sales greater than $1 billion are planning to bring back production to the U.S. from China or are actively considering it, according to a new survey by The Boston Consulting Group.The share of executives who are planning to “reshore” or...
  • Wooed by Gun-Friendly States, Some Manufacturers Pull Up Stakes

    08/05/2013 1:28:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/5/13 | NELSON D. SCHWARTZ
    BRISTOL, Conn. — Even gun makers want to be liked. So governors and other politicians from states eager to embrace the industry have descended on places where they are not so popular — like Connecticut, Maryland, New York and Colorado — offering tax breaks and outright cash grants to persuade them to relocate. “I sensed an opportunity,” said Alan Clemmons, a South Carolina state representative, who traveled to Connecticut in the spring as part of a successful effort to lure PTR, a maker of assault rifles here. “They are not feeling loved right now in Connecticut. We’re delighted to have...
  • MILLER: Obama promotes jobs in Texas, where gun companies are looking to escape gun control

    05/09/2013 4:23:50 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9 May, 2013 | Emily Miller
    President Obama will travel to Austin Thursday to promote job creation, while profitable corporations are moving to Texas to escape his bad economic policies. Huge companies in the booming firearms industry are considering moving to the Lone Star State, where Gov. Rick Perry promises a welcoming business environment. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Monday that Mr. Obama’s trip to the Texas capital will highlight the need “to ensure that good jobs for the middle class are available here in this country — and that includes the kinds of improvements we’ve seen in manufacturing and in industries in manufacturing...
  • Colt shuts plant, workers talk to Conn. lawmakers

    03/16/2013 9:15:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 3/15/2013 | Susan Haigh
    The president of one of the nation's oldest gun manufacturers closed down his Connecticut factory Thursday morning and bused 400 of his workers to the state Capitol so they could personally urge lawmakers not to pass gun control legislation that they say could risk their livelihoods.
  • Guns And Ammo Production Maxed Out: “This is a Society Preparing For War”

    02/14/2013 6:02:21 PM PST · by marktwain · 62 replies
    thedailysheeple.com ^ | 14 February, 2013 | Mac Slavo
    (Image courtesy Net Gunsmith) President Barack Obama is, arguably, the best gun salesman ever. Over 65 million guns have been purchased since the President took office in 2009. FBI background check statistics indicate that, over the last twelve months, Americans purchased a new gun every 1.5 seconds, a figure which suggests there is much more to the recent panic buying than people just stocking up to go hunting or sports shooting. The following guns and ammo industry report indicates that every major gun and ammunition manufacturer in the country is running at 100% capacity, with many so far behind that...
  • Guess Which Country Has The Best Paid Manufacturing Workers

    12/23/2011 8:26:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/23/2011 | Global Macro Monitor
    Great data from the BLS comparing hourly compensation for manufacturing. The second chart looks at the benefits component of the hourly cost. The data are from 2010 and sensitive to exchange rate movements. We will post a follow-up chart in the next few days looking at the 2009-10 change in hourly compensation, breaking out the changes in wage and benefits versus the FX component. Stay tuned!
  • Airport body-scanner manufacturers armed for K Street battle

    11/23/2010 11:04:37 AM PST · by chickadee · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/22/10 | Kevin Bogardus
    TSA’s other body-scanner contractor is Rapiscan Systems Inc. In 2009, the company was awarded an agreement that could be worth up to $173 million. And like L-3, Rapiscan has a notable K Street presence. Holland & Knight, Rapiscan’s outside lobbying firm, has earned $480,000 in fees from the company since May 2008, according to lobbying disclosure records. David Whitestone, a former aide to Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), and John Buscher, once the chief lobbyist for United Airlines, are lobbying for the company. Overall, Rapiscan has spent close to $3.6 million on lobbying since 2007, according to records.
  • Government virus expert paid Ł116k by swine flu vaccine manufacturers

    07/27/2009 1:27:52 PM PDT · by bethybabes69 · 8 replies · 336+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 27th July 2009 | David Derbyshire
    A scientist who advises the Government on swine flu is a paid director of a drugs firm making hundreds of millions of pounds from the pandemic. Professor Sir Roy Anderson sits on the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), a 20-strong task force drawing up the action plan for the virus.
  • Layoffs Still Plague State, Nation, Hitting Manufacturers [Oklahoma]

    04/24/2009 3:14:38 AM PDT · by Son House · 3 replies · 458+ views
    The Journal Record ^ | April 24, 2009 | by Marie Price
    Oklahoma businesses experienced 17 mass layoffs that cut 1,483 jobs in March, level with the previous month, but substantially less than the 21 layoffs that cost 2,772 state jobs in January. Nationally, employers took 2,933 mass layoff actions in March that resulted in the separation of 299,388 workers on a seasonally adjusted basis, setting a record according to data back to 1995. Manufacturing was hardest hit, experiencing 1,259 mass layoffs that resulted in 155,909 new unemployment claims. Manufacturing accounted for 43 percent of all mass layoffs and 50 percent of initial unemployment claims in March. A mass layoff event is...
  • Martin to press Rice to help stop U.S gun smuggling(lawsuits against gun manufacturers)

    10/25/2005 12:47:23 PM PDT · by cope85 · 34 replies · 1,088+ views
    canada.com/national/nationalpost/news ^ | Tuesday, October 25, 2005 | Alexander Panetta
    Martin to press Rice to help stop U.S gun smuggling Alexander Panetta Canadian Press Tuesday, October 25, 2005 OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Paul Martin says the Americans have an obligation to help stop the smuggling of guns into Canada. Martin made the comment Monday as his government prepares a series of gun-control initiatives aimed at curbing a wave of violence in Toronto. Those measures, which sources say could include suing U.S. weapons manufacturers, will be announced next month. But the prime minister used a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to press the issue immediately. He said the...
  • WSJ: Cafta's Benefits - The 'loss of sovereignty' and other myths.

    07/27/2005 4:56:15 AM PDT · by OESY · 40 replies · 860+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 27, 2005 | Editorial
    ...Cafta opens the way for more U.S. products going south. The agreement also boosts intellectual property protection in Cafta countries, as well as competition in financial and other services in which the U.S. excels. American farmers alone expect to increase exports to Central America by some $1.5 billion a year. All that goes away if Cafta fails. We are also told that Cafta can't work because the North American Free Trade Agreement of 1994 didn't work.... Ross Perot's prediction of a "giant sucking sound" proved to be a fantasy. But what about "the trade deficit"? Well, the National Association of...
  • Political Realities Force Democrats to Support Gun Bill

    07/25/2005 12:14:35 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 38 replies · 1,073+ views
    Human Events ^ | 25 July 2005 | Katie Farber
    As the Senate moves closer to a vote this week on the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, gun-rights advocates are jubilant over the bipartisan support for the bill, which bans frivolous lawsuits targeting gun manufactures. National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said 2nd Amendment supporters have played a large role in politicians’ changing attitudes toward firearms. The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (S 397), for example, has 56 co-sponsors in the Senate and 257 co-sponsors in the House--more than enough votes to pass. It is sponsored by Sen. Larry Craig (R.-Idaho) and Rep. Cliff...
  • Firearm Manufacturers Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Review Case

    07/20/2005 1:30:44 PM PDT · by holymoly · 14 replies · 822+ views
    ArriveNet ^ | July 20, 2005
    NEWTOWN, CT -- (Market Wire - Jul 20, 2005) -- Firearm manufacturers today filed papers asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruling permitting lawsuits against firearms manufacturers under the District of Columbia's "Assault Weapon Manufacturing Strict Liability Act." Firearm manufacturers maintain the District's act is unconstitutional because it is intended to and does regulate out-of-state commerce. The statute imposes liability, for example, when an out-of-state manufacturer (it has long been unlawful to manufacture and sell firearms in the District) sells a gun to a federally licensed retailer who then sells the firearm...
  • NYT: Reports Suggest Economy Is Warming Up

    11/18/2004 7:15:48 AM PST · by OESY · 25 replies · 798+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 18, 2004 | EDUARDO PORTER
    Industrial production and new home construction rose sharply last month, suggesting that the economy is overcoming high energy prices and rebounding from the summer slump. But a spike in consumer prices is also stoking worries that inflation might spread more broadly as the economy heats up. The Federal Reserve reported yesterday that industrial production rose 0.7 percent in October, the fastest pace since July. In addition, the Commerce Department reported that new housing starts had recovered from a September dip to rise 6.4 percent last month. Investors in financial markets seemed encouraged by the emerging panorama of economic strength, as...