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  • 25 Reasons I’m Not a Democrat

    10/15/2018 5:40:09 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 15 Oct 2018 | John Hawkins
    There are a lot of reasons I’m not a Democrat. For example, I believe that… 1. Jesus, America, and capitalism have been the three greatest forces of good in world history. 2. An attractive woman posing with an AR-15 beats a screaming feminist in a pussy hat 10 times out of 10. 3. You can’t #believeallwomen or #believeallmen; you have to #believetheevidence. 4. It’s wrong and disgusting to harass people in restaurants and at their home just because you disagree with them politically. Also if you block traffic to get attention for your cause, whatever it may be, I am...
  • Ford Just Came To Trump' Defense & Destroyed Fake News Media & Their Lies: Tariffs & Their Layoffs

    10/13/2018 10:00:50 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 36 replies
    fbnewscycle.com ^ | October 13, 2018 | BAISH
    The mainstream media is hellbent on ruining President Trump's reputation. Their latest ploy has been blaming him for Ford Motor's recent announcement of layoffs within the company. The liberal media claimed that Trump's tariffs were to blame. A spokesperson for Ford spoke to Watchdog.org, however, and explained that the whole thing is a "MISCHARACTERIZATION." The most recent job cuts will have an impact on salaried employees only. Manufacturing employees will not be affected. The spokesperson also explained that it has nothing to do with President Trump's tariffs. "The reports you have read about our organization redesign work being related to...
  • Local manufacturing companies struggling to fill open jobs (Ohio)

    10/12/2018 2:04:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Youngstown Vindicator ^ | October 6, 2018 | Jordyn Grzelewski
    There is no limit on how many people Vallourec, a global manufacturing company with a steel pipe mill here in the Valley, could hire right now, said Chris Allen, the company’s talent acquisition manager for North America. “We don’t have enough [workers] and we won’t have enough,” Allen said. “Our [hiring] number is infinite right now.” That demand is no doubt driven partly by the boom in oil and natural gas, one of the primary industries Vallourec serves, but there are other issues at play that other Valley manufacturing companies are experiencing, too. “We could use 20 more [employees] right...
  • Can we talk? Trump’s riding high _ and he’s got a lot to say

    10/12/2018 9:49:20 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 10/12/18 | Jill Colving
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Can we talk? Donald Trump would like to chat. And, boy, is he ever. Riding high after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s successful confirmation, the president has been on a rollicking press tour of late. He’s inviting reporters up to his private cabin on Air Force One. He’s calling in to his favorite shows. And he’s turning closed White House events into major media moments. On Thursday alone, Trump held four separate press availabilities, including one that featured a profanity-laced Oval Office performance by Kanye West, the rapper and producer who has emerged as Trump’s top Hollywood...
  • Trump’s List: 289 accomplishments in just 20 months, ‘relentless’ promise-keeping

    10/12/2018 10:03:02 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 20 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 12, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    The Trump administration’s often overlooked list of achievements has surpassed those of former President Reagan at this time and more than doubled since the last tally of accomplishments after his first year in office, giving President Trump a solid platform to run for reelection on. As Trump nears the two-year mark of his historic election and conducts political rallies around the country during which he talks up his wins in hopes it will energize Republican voters, the administration has counted up 289 accomplishments in 18 categories, capped by the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. They include 173...
  • Trump has China quaking in its boots

    10/06/2018 1:56:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 6, 2018 | 1:26pm | Updated | Steven W. Mosher
    With China still running a record trade surplus with the US, it seems premature — to say the least — to say that Trump has won his long-overdue trade war with China. But it is not too early to conclude that, despite their threat of retaliatory tariffs, China’s Communist authorities know that they have lost. The increased tariffs to date, combined with the threat of more, have already clipped the wings of China’s economic rise. Its stock market is down 21 percent year over year, industrial output is slowing and its currency is weakening. Looking beyond the bluff and bluster...
  • Why Canada’s Trudeau HAD to Sign a Trade Deal with the U.S.

    10/08/2018 8:01:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/08/2018 | John Fund
    He’s less popular than Trump, his party is trailing in the polls, and he couldn’t afford facing the heat coming his way if he failed to cut a deal. It’s no secret that President Trump and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau don’t get along. In June, as both nations threatened each other with tariffs during negotiations to rewrite the NAFTA trade deal, Trump tweeted that his 46-year-old Canadian counterpart was “weak” and “dishonest.” Trudeau responded by boasting that Canada “will not be pushed around” by its bigger neighbor. But three months later, both countries came together, along with Mexico, to...
  • White House top economist tells US businesses: "Stay away from China"

    10/08/2018 5:46:06 AM PDT · by Lurch Addams · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/6/2016 | Yahoo
    As trade tensions escalate between the U.S. and China, Washington is sending a warning to U.S. companies: Think twice about doing business with China. “If I were a business, I would basically just stay away from China right now. Their misbehavior is so terrible.” Kevin Hassett, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers said on Yahoo Finance’s Market Mover Friday.
  • China says it's not afraid of trade war with the US — its actions show Beijing is nervous

    10/07/2018 11:40:26 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/8/2018 | Yen Nee Lee
    The decision by China's central bank to cut the amount of reserves held by banks is an indication that authorities in the world's second-largest economy are getting nervous about a long-drawn trade war with the U.S., experts said. China insisted last month, in a 71-page paper, that its economy is "highly resilient" and Beijing is not afraid of a trade war. At the World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China in September, an official from the country's securities regulator said there was nothing President Donald Trump's administration could do to make a significant dent in the Chinese economy. Fang Xinghai, vice...
  • China’s central bank to pump US$110 billion into economy as US trade war intensifies

    10/07/2018 8:54:27 PM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 55 replies
    China’s central bank to pump US$110 billion into economy as US trade war intensifies ^ | Sunday 7 October 2018 | Sidney Leng Zhou Xin UPDATED : Sunday, 7 Oct 2018, 11:24PM
    https://m.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/2167332/china-central-bank-seeks-pump-extra-us110bn-economy-us-trade war intensifies Sidney Leng Zhou Xin UPDATED : Sunday, 7 Oct 2018, 11:24PM China on Sunday announced a big cut in the amount of cash commercial banks have to put aside at the central bank, a move that will make an extra US$110 billion available for lending as Beijing works to shore up confidence in its economy and markets.
  • Unemployment rate falls to 49-year low

    10/07/2018 8:28:47 PM PDT · by NotaLowTBoomer · 27 replies
    Just posting this because you won't see it on Television, because it's actual news, and television doesn't report on real news. ashington (CNN Business)The last time the American job market was this strong, astronauts were still going to the moon. The unemployment rate fell to 3.7% in September, the lowest level since December 1969
  • Caught in the crossfire: Chinese-Americans feel the heat as tensions flare

    10/07/2018 12:49:16 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 17 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Tuesday, 25 September, 2018, 10:33pm | Shi Jiangtao
    Orville Schell, the director of the Centre on US-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York, also noted that China’s forceful campaign had stoked suspicions about visiting academics. “It is China’s United Front Work Department which views overseas Chinese as sons of the yellow emperors, ethnic Chinese somehow belong to China. Overseas Chinese are caught in the crossfire.” Schell said he was working with a group of about 20 prominent China specialists in the US on a broad-ranging research project about China’s influence operations. “The effect on American think tanks so far has been limited, but as Chinese philanthropy...
  • Powell Rips Trump on Immigration, NATO, Anti-Press Rhetoric The World Can’t Believe What’s Happening

    10/07/2018 10:17:36 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 60 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 10-07-2018 | Aidan McLaughlin
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell spoke out against President Donald Trump in an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Sunday, blasting his anti-press rhetoric, the retreat from the world stage, and his insults of U.S. allies.
  • USMCA trade pact: for Canada and Mexico, throwing China under bus was a no-brainer

    10/06/2018 10:29:04 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 9 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 6 Oct 2018 | Alex Lo
    The China card was something Mexico and Canada were ready to play against the Americans when Donald Trump first came to power under a unilateralist banner of “America First”. Who knew how far this volatile and inconsistent leader in Washington was willing to go after he denounced the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) – which formed the basis of trade between the three countries for 24 years – as the worst trade deal in the history of his country? But when the three sides have finally agreed on a replacement trade pact – the so-called United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)...
  • U.S. Tariffs on China Aren’t a Short-Term Strategy

    10/06/2018 4:27:14 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/06/2018 | Bob Davis
    While the White House is progressing on trade deals with allies including Canada, Mexico, Korea and Europe, its dispute with China looks increasingly intractable, with tariffs between the world’s two largest economies likely cemented in place for years. In other trade fights, President Trump used tariffs as leverage to reach deals. Threatening car tariffs helped convince Canada and Mexico to concede to U.S. demands for a new North American Free Trade Agreement, the president boasted. “Without tariffs, we wouldn’t be talking about a deal,” he said Oct. 1 in the Rose Garden. China is different. Tariffs aren’t simply a negotiating...
  • Gov’t Watchdog Group Exposes $3.1 Trillion in Potential Federal Budget Savings

    10/06/2018 7:23:25 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 9 replies
    WJ ^ | 2018-10-04 21:00 | Andrew Burger
    The U.S. government spends a lot of money it doesn’t need to, according to Citizens Against Government Waste, and it’s occurring at a time when the federal debt continues to rise even as the economy expands and tax revenues increase.
  • Even the Seemingly Disappointing Job Creation Numbers Are Actually Pretty Great

    10/05/2018 8:20:08 AM PDT · by edwinland · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | Oct 5, 2018 | Neil Irwin
    The September jobs numbers are the 2018 United States economy in a nutshell: Even when an economic report is bad these days, it’s actually pretty good. When the latest numbers first were broadcast at 8:30 a.m. Friday, it looked like a big disappointment. Employers added only 134,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, well below the levels of recent months and well below what forecasters had projected. But even apart from the usual warnings about statistical error and randomness (the true rate of job creation could turn out to be either much higher or much lower), the numbers are a...
  • No free lunch for renewables: More wind power would warm US

    10/04/2018 9:14:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 04, 2018 9:25 PM EDT | Seth Borenstein
    Ramping up wind power in America would also dial up the nation’s temperatures, a new study out of Harvard found. While wind energy is widely celebrated as environmentally friendly, the researchers concluded that a dramatic, all-out expansion in the number of turbines could warm the country even more than climate change from burning coal and other fossil fuels, because of the way the spinning blades disturb the layers of warm and cold air in the atmosphere. Some parts of the central United States are already seeing nights that are up to 2 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius) warmer because of...
  • Real deal or raw deal: What we got in USMCA | We measure the agreement [vs] Canada’s own objectives

    10/05/2018 1:27:53 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 2 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Oct 5, 2018 | Tonda MacCharles
    OTTAWA — From the get-go, the Liberal government’s goal in rewriting NAFTA was to get a “progressive” trade deal for Canada that was “free and fair.” So did it? While there are lots of ways to tally the winners — and losers — in the new United States Mexico Canada Agreement, or USMCA, one is to look at the six objectives that Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland herself articulated on the eve of the renegotiation. [photo caption] As part of the trade deal with the U.S. and Mexico, Canada will ease protections on dairy. [photo credit: CHRISTINNE MUSCHI THE NEW...
  • NAFTA 2.0 and a Return to Focus

    10/04/2018 8:07:14 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 3, 2018 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    Bringing it in just under the wire, negotiators representing Mexico, Canada, and the United States announced a new trade deal, to be named the USMCA, on Sunday, September 30, enabling the replacement for NAFTA for which many have long clamored. With the agreement to switch to this new program, the three nations are taking some steps – however small – back in the direction of the goals that Free Trade Agreements have always promised to support, but which have been largely forgotten in the quest for their side effects. Free Trade Agreements, in fact, are not designed to reduce taxes...