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  • Monica Witt: USAF officer defects to Iran with information 'seriously damaging' to natl security

    02/15/2019 1:08:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 13, 2019 | Chris Riotta
    A US Air Force officer has defected to Iran and shared information that could cause "serious damage" to America's national security, officials have revealed. The former Air Force intelligence specialist was charged with espionage and was accused of working for Iran, according to an unsealed federal indictment. The announcement arrived after Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers and other senior officials held a call with reporters to discuss what they called “a national security related action involving Iran”. Mr Demers was joined by US Attorney for Washington, Jessie Liu, FBI Executive Assistant Director for National Security Jay Tabb,...
  • Trump’s plan to improve healthcare, that everyone said wouldn’t work, is already working...

    02/04/2019 8:10:58 PM PST · by caww · 26 replies
    washingtonexaminer. ^ | 2/4/2019 | Jack Hunter
    In June, the Trump administration instituted new rules that would allow small businesses and individuals to access health insurance through what the president called “ association health plans.” This would permit certain businesses and the self-employed to band together, even across state lines, to provide coverage for members outside of Obamacare’s strict rules. It turns out association health plans have quickly become a solution to many Americans’ coverage problems, are more affordable than Obamacare, and are helping many get the care they need. “It's time to acknowledge that critics may have misjudged one of the Trump administration's signature health-care policies...
  • This Article Explains Why Apple Makes iPhones In China And Why The U.S. Is Screwed

    01/22/2012 4:49:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 139 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/22/12 | Henry Blodget
    This Article Explains Why Apple Makes iPhones In China And Why The U.S. Is Screwed Henry Blodget | Jan. 22, 2012, 5:30 AM | 3,191 | The manufacturing processes of Apple and other electronics companies have come into sharp focus of late, with the revelation of more details about what life is like for the Chinese workers who make the world's gadgets. When one reads about these working conditions--12-16 hour shifts, pay of ~$1 per hour or less, dormitories with 15 beds in 12x12 rooms--the obvious assumption is that it's all about money: Greedy manufacturers want to make bigger profits,...
  • Obama backs Ocasio-Cortez in new wave of midterm endorsements, snubs Beto

    10/01/2018 1:04:24 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1 Oct 18 | Brooke Singman
    Former President Barack Obama on Monday endorsed dozens of Democrats in races across the country, including liberal darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in her New York House race. Obama had left Ocasio-Cortez off his initial round of 81 endorsements over the summer, prompting speculation over why the ex-president had seemingly snubbed the Democratic socialist candidate who defeated House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley, D-N.Y., in the primary and whose big-government views align with those of Sen. Bernie Sanders. However, on Monday, Obama included her name on the list of 260 endorsed candidates for governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and state legislatures.
  • The Number Of Jobs Lost To Obama-Era Anti-Franchise Rules Is Staggering (Slowly Being Reversed)

    01/29/2019 1:25:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/29/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Back in 2015, the National Labor Relations Board under Barack Obama essentially redefined the word “employer” when talking about franchise agreements by altering definitions in what’s known as the joint employer standard. At the time, I looked over the final changes and simply concluded, “this is going to be bad.”And it was bad. By allowing labor unions to hold franchisers like McDonald’s responsible for labor practices of their franchisees, despite having no direct control over those policies, they opened the door to all manner of lawsuits, government fines, and other mischiefs. Analysts at the time predicted that it would...
  • Actress Kate Hudson raising daughter 'genderless': 'We don’t know what she's going to identify as'

    01/29/2019 8:06:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/29/2019 | Brandon Showalter
    Actress Kate Hudson recently revealed that she is raising her daughter "genderless" until her child decides how she wants to identify. "It doesn’t really change my approach, but there’s definitely a difference. I think you just raise your kids individually regardless — like a genderless [approach]" Hudson, an Oscar-nominated actress said in an interview with AOL.com last week, when asked if raising a girl will change her parenting style. Hudson is also a mom of two boys. "We still don’t know what she's going to identify as," she said of her baby girl, Rani Rose, who was born in October....
  • Netflix Is Rebooting Unsolved Mysteries, the OG True Crime Show

    01/20/2019 12:26:32 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    TV Guide ^ | January 18, 2019 | Liam Mathews
    The mystery of whether or not there will be an Unsolved Mysteries reboot has been solved: Netflix is bringing back the cult classic investigation show. Deadline first reported the news. The 12-episode reboot will keep the original series' format of interviews and reenactments to investigate true crime and paranormal cases, updated for the streaming era. Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy will produce Unsolved Mysteries for his company 21 Laps, alongside the show's creators John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer. Over 500 episodes of Unsolved Mysteries have been produced for various networks. The show's original and longest run was from...
  • ANOTHER Muslim migrant sex assault in Twin Falls, Idaho; media touted perp as moderate 2 months ago

    08/15/2016 3:57:42 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 8/14/2016 | Pamela Geller
    This is what Obama is doing to American towns and communities with his Muslim migrant policies. I’ve written a great deal about the five-year-old who was raped by three Muslim migrant boys in Twin Falls. Now here is yet another case of sex assault by a Muslim migrant in the same small city. A Muslim Twin Falls man arrested over the weekend and charged with sexually assaulting a mentally retarded woman was quoted by local media in June as representative of Muslims opposing “bad things” and bemoaning the fact that the “picture of Muslims is getting worse.” As reported by...
  • Judge suggests Justice, State colluded to protect Hillary Clinton in email scandal

    12/07/2018 12:28:05 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 7, 2018 | by Paul Bedard
    A federal judge has raised speculation that Hillary Rodham Clinton and her State Department “colluded” to keep her missing emails secret from the public and courts, an escalation of scrutiny into Obama-era scandal. Senior District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth in a new memo also called the Clinton email affair “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.” "Lamberth ruled: … the Court ORDERS the parties to meet and confer to plan discovery into (a) whether Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email while Secretary of State was an intentional attempt to evade FOIA; (b) whether the State Department’s...
  • Days After Election, General Motors Announces 2,000 Layoffs in Ohio and Michigan

    11/11/2016 12:24:27 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-10-16 | Warner Todd Huston
    The day after the 2016 election for president, General Motors announced it was laying off another 2,000 workers in plants in Ohio and Michigan, two states that gave President-elect Donald Trump a major victory on Tuesday. GM said the layoffs will affect the third shifts in the plants in Lordstown, Ohio, and Lansing, Michigan, which build the low-selling cars sold under the Chevrolet and Cadillac brand names. “The Lordstown plant builds the compact Chevrolet Cruze, whose U.S. sales through October were down 20%,” Fortune magazine reported. “The Lansing Grand River plant builds the Cadillac ATS and CTS, whose sales were...
  • GM bought back $10 billion in stock since 2015, double what job cuts will save

    11/28/2018 8:28:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 27, 2018 | Irina Ivanova
    When General Motors announced it was cutting up to 14,000 jobs and idling five automotive plants, it justified the massive cuts by citing long-term savings. The cuts would free up $6 billion in cash, for a net savings of $4.5 billion in cash by 2020. The move will "make General Motors more agile, resilient and profitable" while the economy's still revving, CEO Mary Barra told investors Monday. Wall Street seemed to believe her, with GM's stock rising nearly 5 percent and one analyst on the call congratulating her "on getting in front of the curve here." But GM hasn't exactly...
  • Tesla Sales Soaring, Competition Failing

    10/17/2018 5:33:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | October 16, 2018 | Ross Tessien
    CE car sales are down and EV sales are up. Most people know this much. Also, EV sales are not up by as much as ICE car sales are down. The two metrics are believed to be independent of one another. I believe they are related. When someone purchases a Tesla Model 3, that car sale is an EV and not a new ICE vehicle. So that is a first sale the ICE industry loses. Next, the new EV owner often trades in a used ICE car and someone else will purchase that car. Some number of car buyers will...
  • House Republican Proposing Carbon Tax This Week To Replace the Gas Tax

    07/22/2018 7:39:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/22/2018 | Taylor Millard
    Florida Congressman Carlos Curbelo is getting ready to introduce a bill repealing the gas tax in exchange for a carbon tax. It seems rather odd the Miami Republican wants to chart this path, especially after the House GOP overwhelmingly denounced the notion of a carbon tax last week, but Curbelo isn’t backing down from his proposal. He told Miami Herald his proposal is just a “first step” in the discussion. When you ask this question in a vacuum, is any tax detrimental to economic growth? It’s usually going to be yes…But when you put it in context and you...
  • Exxon Mobil signs on to Republican-led carbon tax proposal

    06/20/2017 9:54:17 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 35 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/20/17 | James Osborne
    WASHINGTON - Exxon Mobil Corp. and other large oil companies are backing a carbon tax proposal put forward earlier this year by a group of former Republican leaders including James A. Baker III, the former secretary of state and a Houston attorney. The Climate Leadership Coalition, a group that includes Baker, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, and former Secretary of State George Shultz, announced a list of "founding members" Tuesday that includes Exxon Mobil, BP, Shell, Total, General Motors and Johnson & Johnson. "We support @TheCLCouncil as a founding member and are working to support its policy development process," Exxon...
  • Death of gas and diesel begins as GM announces plans for ‘all-electric future’

    10/02/2017 1:33:13 PM PDT · by NRx · 235 replies
    WaPo ^ | 0-02-2017 | Peter Holley
    After nearly a century of building vehicles powered by fossil fuels, General Motors — one of the world’s largest automakers — announced Monday that the end of GM producing internal combustion engines is fast approaching. The acceleration to an all-electric future will begin almost immediately, with GM releasing two new electric models next year and an additional 18 by 2023. At a media event at GM’s technical campus in Warren, Mich., on Monday, Mark Reuss, the company’s chief of global product development, said the transition will take time, but the course has been set. “General Motors believes in an all-electric...
  • GM is laying off thousands of workers, closing three plants, and ending production of the Chevy Volt

    11/26/2018 9:07:04 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 172 replies
    Verge ^ | 11-26-2018 | Andrew Hawkins
    Amid flagging sales, General Motors confirmed on Monday that it will no longer make the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt, ceasing production on March 1st, 2019. The news comes as part of a wider plan by GM to slash car production in North America and halt production of several low-selling brands. Trading on GM shares was briefly halted on the stock exchange early on Monday in anticipation of “major operational changes,” according to CNBC. GM plans to “unallocate” three assembly plants — in Oshawa, Ontario; Detroit, Michigan; and Warren, Ohio — putting the future of those plants in doubt, Reuters reports....
  • Report: GM may kill Chevy Volt, Sonic and four other cars

    07/23/2017 1:56:49 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 86 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | July 22,2017
    General Motors has put six of its cars under review, including its once breakthrough Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, and is evaluating whether to cancel them in the coming years, according to a report from Reuters. The news comes as sales of cars continue to plummet in the U.S. and as consumers increasingly turn to SUVs and pickups. Besides the Chevrolet Volt hybrid, other vehicles believed to be under consideration for elimination iinclude the Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac CT6, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Sonic, according to Reuters. GM spokesman Jim Cain declined to comment on the report. UAW President Dennis...
  • GM plans to launch 10 electric cars in China by 2020

    04/21/2017 7:29:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2017 8:24 AM EDT
    General Motors Co. says it plans to launch 10 electric and gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles in China by 2020 amid government pressure on the industry to promote alternatives to gasoline. The president of GM’s China unit, Matt Tsien, said Friday during the Shanghai auto show that the company will start production of a pure-electric model in China within two years. …
  • GM to sell Chinese-built car in the United States for first time

    11/09/2016 5:05:42 PM PST · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    money cnn ^ | orig Dec 2015 | Isidore
    Built in China, sold in the U.S.: It's a first for GM and any U.S. automaker. GM said it will sell the Chinese-built Buick Envision, a crossover SUV, in the U.S. market starting next year. The UAW attacked the plan, saying it was "a slap in the face." It said GM should reconsider its plans and instead build a version for the U.S. market at a U.S. plant. "The men and women of GM and the American taxpayers who invested so much in GM's future deserve better," said the union. GM agreed in its latest labor deal to invest $8.3...
  • JUST IN: Republican CEO Of General Motors Makes Stunning Presidential Endorsement

    10/06/2016 12:58:13 PM PDT · by scooby321 · 53 replies
    bipartisan report ^ | 9/06/16 | Harper Cicely
    Daniel Akerson, former CEO and chairman of General Motors, says that he has always voted Republican. That is, until Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, came along anyway. In an op-ed article for the Washington Post, Akerson explains why he will vote Democrat for his first time ever this year: