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  • Navy Dolphins' Work Will Be Outsourced

    12/01/2012 5:15:08 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | December 1, 2012 | Jeanette Steele
    NAVY DOLPHINS’ WORK WILL BE OUTSOURCED Robots to pick up animals’ tasks, like some detection of mines Like the factory worker and travel agent before them, some Navy dolphins trained to hunt down mines are scheduled to be replaced by computers in five years. However, the Navy’s marine mammals aren’t going away. Military-trained dolphins and sea lions will continue to be used for port security and retrieving objects from the sea floor — jobs they are still better at than machines. The Navy’s $28 million marine mammal program, headquartered in San Diego, uses 80 bottlenose dolphins and 40 California sea...
  • Outsourcing Hypocrisy

    08/17/2012 10:12:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    During the month of July, Barack Obama relentlessly attacked Mitt Romney with bogus charges of outsourcing American jobs during his tenure at Bain Capital.  Hypocrisy has become standard-operating-procedure for the Obama White House and campaign team.  However, some new information suggests that if Obama really wanted to rail against the big outsourcer he should have been talking to the man in his mirror. The Obama campaign spent millions on television ads accusing Romney of being the "outsourcer-in-chief."  But, when scrutinized by political truth-testers across the nation, the accusations proved to be false.Glenn Kessler, The Fact Checker at the Washington Post,...
  • Outsourced: Obama Campaign Raises Money in China--Again

    07/15/2012 6:44:57 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7-14-12 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Obama campaign may be attacking Republican rival Mitt Romney for investing abroad, but it is not shy about raising campaign cash overseas. Last week, the campaign held a fundraiser for American expatriates in Shanghai, raking in large sums from those benefiting from the sort of personal and professional investment overseas that President Barack Obama has cast as unpatriotic in a recent attack ad against Romney.
  • Perfect: Obama adviser outsourced hundreds of jobs to India last year

    07/11/2012 5:21:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Doug Ross Journal ^ | 7/11/12 | Doug Ross
    Curious: didn't see any stories on this outrage on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC or read about it in The New York Times-Democrat or The Washington Post-Democrat: About a year ago, Xerox told some 600 employees, many of them engineers, that their jobs were being transferred to an India-based IT services firm. How has that worked out? Neither company is disclosing detail about what's been going on, but information is leaking out about some layoffs. The move by Xerox goes to the heart of the outsourcing debate between President Barack Obama and the presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Romney. It involves...
  • Fact Checker: Repeat Use of Debunked Claims Sinks Obama Ad

    06/23/2012 11:09:48 AM PDT · by kristinn · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, June 23, 2012 | Glenn Kessler
    SNIP The Obama campaign apparently loves to ding former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney with the charge of “outsourcing.” On several occasions, we have faulted the campaign for its claims, apparently to little avail. Now, all of the claims have been combined in one 30-second ad, with the added incendiary charge that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was a “corporate raider.” Let’s look anew at this material. SNIPRegarding the other claims, concerning Canadian electronics maker SMTC Manufacturing and customer service firm Modus Media, the Obama campaign tries to take advantage of a gray area in which Romney had stepped down from...
  • Canucklehead Obama bus-ted! (PHOTOS)

    08/17/2011 9:02:23 AM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | 8/17/11 | GEOFF EARLE Post Correspondent
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama is barnstorming the heartland to boost US jobs in a taxpayer-financed luxury bus the government had custom built -- in Canada, The Post has learned. The $1.1 million vehicle, one of two that Quebec-based Prevost sold the government, has been tricked out by the Secret Service with state-of-the-art security features and creature comforts. It's a VIP H3-45 model, the company's top of the line, and is used by major traveling rock bands. "That's the more luxurious model," Christine Garant of Prevost told The Post.
  • Jobs Czar Moves US Jobs to China

    07/27/2011 3:59:03 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jul 27, 2011 | Mark Wachtler,
    Jobs Czar Moves US Jobs to China By Mark Wachtler, Independent Examiner July 27, 2011. Beijing. In an attempt to capture a larger share of the booming Chinese market, General Electric announced that it was moving its X-Ray technology headquarters from Wisconsin to China. While GE is one of the largest military suppliers in the world, it is also the parent of the NBC broadcasting group of companies. Ironically enough, GE’s CEO is Jeff Immelt, the same man President Obama anointed as America’s Jobs Czar.
  • NLRB top lawyer, Democrats arrive at airport for Boeing hearing (in Charleston)

    06/17/2011 8:20:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Today’s Republican-led congressional field hearing in North Charleston could feature some high-powered spectators from the other side of the aisle. U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina and at least two other well-known Democratic lawmakers were spotted this morning arriving at Charleston International Airport around 10 a.m. from Washington, D.C. Lafe Solomon, the chief attorney for the NLRB who has been summoned to testify in today’s proceedings, also was seen getting off the same plane by a reporter from The Post and Courier who was boarding a flight. Solomon has filed lawsuit against Boeing Co. over union discrimination, which is...
  • Boeing illegally put second 787 line in S.C., complaint says

    04/20/2011 12:01:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 88 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | April 20, 2011 | Aubrey Cohen
    Boeing illegally put its second 787 Dreamliner assembly line in South Carolina in retaliation for strikes in Washington and should be required to build the line in Washington, according to a National Labor Relations Board complaint filed Wednesday. The board's acting general counsel filed the complaint in response to a charge that the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union District 751, backed by the national union, filed on March 29, 2010. A board administrative law judge is scheduled to hear the case on June 14. The complaint says Boeing executives "made coercive statements to its employees that it...
  • AM Alert: On the road in the Lone Star State

    04/15/2011 9:31:27 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 4/15/11 | Amy Chance
    Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, lawmakers and California business leaders are on Day Two of their mission to find out how Texas creates jobs. On Thursday, they heard from Donna Arduin, who Alert readers may remember as the first finance director for former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. They also had a 20-minute private meeting with Gov. Rick Perry and lunch with a group that included Carl's Jr. chief Andrew Puzder, who is considering moving his headquarters to Texas. No burgers were served. Then they took a tour of the Capitol, where they were recognized as honored guests on the legislative floor. One...
  • Sandy Springs, Georgia - The City that Outsourced Everything

    04/12/2011 1:59:16 PM PDT · by 2banana · 7 replies
    Reason.tv ^ | April 12, 2011 | Paul Feine and Alex Manning
    Reason.tv: Sandy Springs, Georgia - The City that Outsourced Everything April 12, 2011 While cities across the country are cutting services, raising taxes and contemplating bankruptcy, something extraordinary is happening in a suburban community just north of Atlanta, Georgia. Since incorporating in 2005, Sandy Springs has improved its services, invested tens of millions of dollars in infrastructure and kept taxes flat. And get this: Sandy Springs has no long-term liabilities. This is the story of Sandy Springs, Georgia—the city that outsourced everything. Approximately 8 minutes. Produced by Paul Feine and Alex Manning.
  • Global Economy? 23 Facts showing Std. of Living Of our Middle Class pushing to 3rd World Levels

    03/03/2011 1:50:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 03/03/2011 | Michael Snyder
    Global Economy? 23 Facts Which Prove That Globalism Is Pushing The Standard Of Living Of The Middle Class Down To Third World Levels From now on, whenever you hear the term "the global economy" you should immediately equate it with the destruction of the U.S. middle class. Over the past several decades, the American economy has been slowly but surely merged into the emerging one world economic system. Unfortunately for the middle class, much of the rest of the world does not have the same minimum wage laws and worker protections that we do. Therefore, the massive global corporations that...
  • Obama live in Manitowoc (spouting more green nonsense)

    01/26/2011 9:53:25 AM PST · by milwguy · 5 replies
    sheboygan press ^ | 1/26/2011 | p
    LIVE VIDEO: Obama at Orion Energy Systems in Manitowoc
  • Poll: Union Members Overwhelmingly Oppose Union Boss Political Spending on 2010 Midterm Elections

    11/01/2010 10:10:30 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 23 replies
    National Right to Work ^ | Novemeber 1, 2010 | Press Release
    Despite DC union officials’ agenda, union membership think stimulus plan and healthcare bills were failures, and oppose keeping Pelosi as Speaker Washington, DC (November 1, 2010) – A nationwide poll of 760 union members from both the private and government sector conducted last week demonstrates a staggering disconnect between union members and the national union officials who claim to represent them. The scientific survey was conducted October 26-28 by long time pollster Frank Luntz. The poll asked various questions regarding their union leadership and the 2010 midterm elections. The poll found that 60 percent of union members oppose their union...
  • Mexico gets VW engine factory (instead of TN)

    09/22/2010 8:31:14 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 53 replies · 1+ views
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | September 22, 2010 | Mike Pare
    Volkswagen plans to pick Mexico as the site for an engine plant to serve its assembly plant in that country and the automaker’s Chattanooga factory, according to a report. Automotive News reported Tuesday an announcement could come as soon as today. Last month, Frank Fischer, chief executive of VW's operations in Chattanooga, told the Times Free Press he didn't expect the engine plant to come to the city. “We said, ‘Please do it,’” Fischer said in August. “We were supporting it.” But VW officials were looking at manufacturing capacity and consumer demand in locating the plant, he said. Mexico had...
  • Siemens wins one billion dollar wind power orders

    08/10/2010 10:21:06 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    AFP ^ | August 10 2010 | AFP
    BERLIN — Germany's Siemens said Tuesday it has won two orders in the United States and Canada to supply wind turbines that experts said were worth around 800 million euros (1.1 billion dollars). Siemens will supply wind turbines capable of producing 600 megawatts of electricity, enough for 240,000 households, in Ontario. It will also provide 98 turbines for an Oklahoma wind farm, enough for 227 megawatts.
  • Ohio's Dem. Gov. Gave Stimulus $$ to Co. That Exported Jobs to El Salvador

    08/09/2010 9:49:49 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 6 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/09/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    What was it that Democrat President Barack Obama told us about the stimulus? Oh, yeah that it would "save or create" American jobs. Seems like a good idea, right? So what happened in Ohio when Democrat Governor Ted Strickland got his mitts on some of Obama's stimulus cash? Why he gave it to a company to fund a call center that is operating out of El Salvador, Central America, of course. Jobs for Americans? Heck no, jobs for El Salvadorans! And why? Because it was a good deal, you see? Earlier this year Governor Strickland's Department of Development awarded a...
  • GM to Invest $500M in Mexico

    08/04/2010 3:22:38 PM PDT · by Gabrial · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/4/10 | Paul Kiernan
    MEXICO CITY (Dow Jones)--U.S. automobile giant General Motors Co. said Tuesday it plans to invest close to $500 million in its Ramos Arizpe plant in northern Mexico to produce a new line of engines as well as a new vehicle. Of that amount, the company is investing $284 million to manufacture eight-cylinder engines with spark-ignition direct-injection technology, known as SIDI, Grace Lieblein, chief executive of GM de Mexico, said at an event. "We estimate that these technologies allow for a 9% improvement in fuel efficiency from current engines," Lieblein said, adding that the investment will directly create 390 jobs in...
  • Obama to train 3000 IT workers to assist in OutSourcing & Offshoring jobs to SE Asia (Disgusting)

    08/04/2010 9:07:56 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 35 replies
    Information Week ^ | August 4, 2010 | Paul McDougall
    U.S. To Train 3,000 Offshore IT Workers $22 million, federally-backed program aims to help outsourcers in South Asia become more fluent in areas like Java programming—and the English language. By Paul McDougall, InformationWeek Aug. 3, 2010 URL: http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=226500202 Despite President Obama's pledge to retain more hi-tech jobs in the U.S., a federal agency run by a hand-picked Obama appointee has launched a $22 million program to train workers, including 3,000 specialists in IT and related functions, in South Asia. Following their training, the tech workers will be placed with outsourcing vendors in the region that provide offshore IT and business...
  • MSNBC Host Gets 'Raw': Says America Didn’t End Slavery, Just Outsourced It to China

    07/12/2010 2:34:20 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | July 12, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Leave it to Dylan Ratigan, one of the star personalities at MSNBC who seems to be constantly looking for a reason to be angry. On his July 12 show, Ratigan posed his view on how trade between China and the United States operates. According to Ratigan, importing products where labor costs are significantly lower is akin to slavery. He specifically named Foxconn, a company that manufactures iPhones and iPads for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). (h/t @KenShepherd) "Do you want to get raw?" Ratigan said. "Let's say that the American people happily, logically apathetic are perfectly happy basically with a slave culture of...
  • Obama vows to cut tax breaks of firms that ship jobs abroad

    01/28/2010 10:28:06 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 38 replies · 949+ views
    Yahoo India News (IANS) ^ | January 28, 2010 | Arun Kumar
    Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has revived the bugaboo of outsourcing by vowing to slash tax breaks to American firms that move jobs abroad and to help those who create employment within the country. 'Job creation would be the country's number-one focus in 2010,' Obama said, pushing for a new jobs bill in his first State of the Union address to a joint session of the Congress Wednesday even as he acknowledged the step would not compensate for the seven million jobs lost over the last two years. 'To encourage ... businesses to stay within our borders,...
  • Congress Votes to Outsource Presidency (vanity)

    08/05/2009 6:51:09 PM PDT · by bigbob · 2 replies · 278+ views
    Unknown Email | 8/5/09 | Unknown - email
    Congress Votes to Outsource Presidency Washington, DC , July 10, 2009 Congress today announced that the office of President of the United States of America will be outsourced to India as of September 1, 2009. The move is being made in order to save the President's $500000 yearly salary, and also a record $750 billion in deficit expenditures and related overhead that his office has incurred during the last 3 months. It is anticipated that $7 trillion can be saved to the end of the President's term. "We believe this is a wise financial move. The cost savings are huge,"...
  • With Times Tight, Even Lawyers Get Outsourced

    11/28/2008 7:26:06 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 8 replies · 419+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | nov 26, 2008 | NATHAN KOPPEL
    * NOVEMBER 26, 2008, 3:04 A.M. ET With Times Tight, Even Lawyers Get Outsourced By NIRAJ SHETH in Mumbai and NATHAN KOPPEL in New York As the economic crisis deepens in the U.S., some lawyers are making out well -- in India. At the Mumbai subsidiary of outsourcer Pangea3 LLC, rows of Indian lawyers at new computers pore over contracts, covenants and other financial documents. They're working for Wall Street banks fighting lawsuits filed in the U.S. by homeowners, investors and shareholders after the subprime-mortgage crunch. As the ailing U.S. economy prompts companies to cut costs, it also has spawned...
  • Boeing superfreighter takes shape in Taiwan

    04/15/2006 12:54:35 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 31 replies · 3,156+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 12:00 AM | Dominic Gates (Seattle Times aerospace reporter)
    The first of the superfreighters that will ferry pieces of the 787 across the globe is now nearing completion in Taiwan. These previously unpublished company photos convey the magnitude of the modification work involved in transforming the used 747s into oversized delivery vehicles. Evergreen Aviation Technologies is modifying the planes in a 3-acre maintenance hangar at Taipei's Chiang Kai-Shek International Airport. .......... That spurred Adam Pilarski, an analyst with Avitas, to quip that Boeing's new superfreighter fleet is "designed in Russia and built in China."
  • Next Outsourced Job: Fast Food Order Taker

    04/11/2006 12:52:07 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 99 replies · 2,435+ views
    http://www.cadenhead.org/ ^ | 4 11 06 | Rogers Cadenhead
    McDonald's has begun outsourcing drive-through orders in 40 of its restaurants, using 125 workers at a call center in California and submitting orders back over the Internet. The process saves "seconds" on each order. Workers make $6.75 an hour, get no health benefits and handle up to 95 orders an hour in a job that sounds like a workplace massacre in the making: Ms. Vargas seems unfazed by her job, even though it involves being subjected to constant electronic scrutiny. Software tracks her productivity and speed, and every so often a red box pops up on her screen to test...
  • Add Porn Stars To List Of Outsourced U.S. Jobs

    01/31/2006 6:27:53 AM PST · by FoxPro · 70 replies · 3,225+ views
    According to a report from The Associated Press, American X-rated film directors are packing up and heading for Brazil. Apparently the going rate for a Brazilian X-rated actress is about $175 per sex scene. This is a fraction of the cost to use an American porn actresses. Until now, U.S. politicians have turned a blind eye as jobs that are being outsourced to other countries and leaving Americans unemployed in a jobless economy. Perhaps now, with an issue that affects our government leaders with such a personal level, our leaders will rise up and unite a divided government and keep...
  • Outsourcing Our Safety (JetBlue Heavy Maintenance El Salvador)

    10/03/2005 12:09:33 AM PDT · by RunningWolf · 38 replies · 804+ views
    Washingtonpost.com ^ | September 28, 2005 | Harold Meyerson
    "the seventh time that the front wheels on an Airbus A-320 have gotten locked in the wrong position.. ..JetBlue's long-term maintenance of its aircraft. When the planes are inspected for damage and then reassembled, the work takes place either in Canada or El Salvador... JetBlue doesn't fly outside the United States.. Salvadoran mechanics make $300 to $1,000 a month..Roughly one-third of the Salvadoran mechanics have passed the exam that qualifies them for the Federal Aviation Administration's license, while in the United States, such licenses are required for all mechanics employed directly by the airlines."
  • Nestle has out-sourced candy bars. (So buy Hersheys!) - VANITY

    08/01/2005 11:21:06 AM PDT · by Slump Tester · 43 replies · 804+ views
    Self
    I got a Nestle's Crunch bar at work today, and happened to read the back. It was made in Brazil. Then I grabbed a Butterfinger - It was made in Venasuala. So how many Americans do we put out of work when we buy Nestles? Buy a Hershey instead. The last time I heard, they were still making them in Pennsylvania!There, now I feel better.
  • FEC Launches Investigation Into Al Qaeda

    10/29/2004 6:26:14 PM PDT · by NonZeroSum · 6 replies · 452+ views
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | October 29, 2004 | Rand Simberg
    FEC Launches Investigation Into Al Qaeda WASHINGTON (APUPI) In response to complaints from the Bush campaign today, the Federal Election Commission has decided to look into the sources of financing for Al Qaeda, to determine if any election laws were broken by the recent video released featuring its leader, Osama bin Laden. A campaign spokesman claimed that, with all of his harsh criticism of the president, the terrorist leader was clearly supporting the Kerry campaign. "He may not have explicitly endorsed Senator Kerry, but he clearly skirted the edges of the McCain-Feingold law. Anyone can look at that tape and...
  • High Ideals Didn't Save Anti-Sweatshop Garment Factory

    07/04/2004 5:44:22 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 19 replies · 1,018+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 4, 2004 | Eric Slater
    The small company, launched to disprove the maxim that to turn a profit in the garment industry you had to have nonunion workers toiling for low wages in a bare-bones factory, had the glamorous beginnings of a bubble-era dot-com. Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's ice cream fame poured in $1.5 million and beamed for the cameras at the opening of TeamX in 2002. Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn was on hand for the celebration. So was singer Michelle Shocked. The initial managers were a collection of well-heeled, left-leaning businessmen. The sparkling factory building in the heart of the...
  • Senator, Your Job Has Been Outsourced

    04/12/2004 11:56:13 AM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 88+ views
    AmericanProtest.net Weekly Column ^ | 04/09/2004 | Wayne Boettcher
    Senator, Your Job Has Been Outsourced by Wayne Boettcher AmericanProtest.netPosted 04/09/2004 The Honorable Senator Smugview Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 This letter is to inform you that your services are no longer required. We realize you thought being a Senator was a protected position but, as it turns out, the bill you signed recently to allow the foreign contracting of government employees applies to you, too! Therefore, we, the people of your state, have taken action in order to save money and help the economy. Remember, these are the reasons you gave while signing the aforementioned bill....