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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #360 on: July 08, 2015, 03:17:11 PM »

The media didn't want to embarrass Obama
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« Reply #361 on: July 08, 2015, 09:40:09 PM »

I'm thinking it was more than a coincidence that three businesses were hit with "glitches"... 

Hopefully we take the cyberwar more serious than terrorism...
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« Reply #362 on: July 09, 2015, 06:34:43 PM »

LOL.....I'm thinking the politics behind this has to be a funny story.

http://news.yahoo.com/faa-dump-navigation-points-named-donald-trump-221513149--politics.html

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is dumping Donald Trump.

The agency said Thursday it intends to rename three navigation points near Palm Beach International Airport in Florida that currently are named for the billionaire and Republican presidential candidate.

It's fairly common for the FAA to name such points, which are used by pilots and air traffic controllers, for local figures. Trump has a home in Palm Beach. In 2010, a local air traffic controller named the points DONLD, TRMMP and UFIRED. The last is a reference to the catchphrase "You're fired" from Trump's reality TV show "The Apprentice."

The FAA said in a statement that the agency generally chooses names that are non-controversial.

Trump has been under fire for recent statements accusing many immigrants of being drug dealers and rapists.
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #363 on: July 09, 2015, 06:55:04 PM »

Didn't Obama visit Michigan Assembly plant to tout the strength of the US Auto industry - and how well the bailout worked?

Even though Ford didn't get a bailout?

Now bye bye to the products they build.....

This will make the contract negotiations interesting!

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Ford said Thursday it will move production of the Focus and C-Max small cars from its Michigan Assembly Plant in 2018, with UAW officials saying they were told the work will leave the U.S..

The company's decision sets a potentially combative tone just days before contract talks are scheduled to begin and runs counter to Ford's normal approach to negotiations, which is to emphasize its ability to cooperate with the union. The UAW formally opens negotiations with GM on Monday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Tuesday and Ford the following week.

"It's very, very unusual," UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles told the Free Press, adding that workers were upset when they were briefed on the news on Thursday. "You never feel good about that kind of information. But I am very, very confident that there will be a replacement product that we will secure for the plant."

Industry analyst Dave Sullivan of AutoPacific called it a "a power move before negotiations start ... Before today, Ford didn't really have anything to negotiate on; the UAW had the upper hand. Now Ford has wiggle room to negotiate for jobs and products."

Ford spokeswoman Kristina Adamski declined to say where Ford plans to relocate the manufacturing, and said the site choice will be based on where the cars can be competitively produced.

Mexico seems a likely choice, with lower wage costs than Canada or the U.S, and even southern states. Ford has also invested in new plants in the country,lately.


http://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2015/07/09/ford-focus-uaw-contract-mexico/29918345/
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« Reply #364 on: July 09, 2015, 07:08:20 PM »

I believe Hermosillo is set up for that platform.  Just not sure how much available capacity they have there.

From a management perspective.......good timing, and possibly a good negotiating chip.  Kudos.
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« Reply #365 on: July 09, 2015, 07:27:52 PM »

Didn't they just dual source the Fusion in Hermosillo and Flat Rock now?

Maybe with that move that opened up enough room for the Wayne production to move south.
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #366 on: July 09, 2015, 07:48:34 PM »

Good catch, yes it would.
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« Reply #367 on: July 09, 2015, 11:34:12 PM »

The US should hire the Chinese to recover the missing emails from Clinton and Lerner - they seem able to hack into just about anything lately.
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« Reply #368 on: July 10, 2015, 07:36:18 AM »

Maybe the Chinese could just publish them for us - as an act of friendship.

Of course I think they have invested heavily in the Clintons - so it isn't going to happen.
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #369 on: July 14, 2015, 08:16:58 AM »


I'm thinking that if your religious beliefs stop you from doing your chosen profession/job... 
you need to think about changing one or the other... 

http://www.dailyindependent.com/news/rowan-clerk-still-not-issuing-licenses/article_752d0504-2999-11e5-bc73-3ba63f66b227.html
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« Reply #370 on: July 14, 2015, 10:31:29 PM »

I hate my latest dishwasher.   I have been wondering why the cycle time is nearly 3 hours.

Why It’s the Government’s Fault Your Dishwasher Cycle Is 2 or 3 Hours Long

Exhibit B: Dishwashers with interminable cycle times. To save eight cents of hot water, federal mandates led to wash cycles taking much longer to complete. Two- and three-hour cycles, virtually unheard of 20 years ago, are commonplace today.

http://dailysignal.com/2015/07/12/why-its-the-governments-fault-your-dishwasher-cycle-is-2-or-3-hours-long
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #371 on: July 15, 2015, 07:02:59 AM »

I hate my latest dishwasher.   I have been wondering why the cycle time is nearly 3 hours.

Why It’s the Government’s Fault Your Dishwasher Cycle Is 2 or 3 Hours Long

Exhibit B: Dishwashers with interminable cycle times. To save eight cents of hot water, federal mandates led to wash cycles taking much longer to complete. Two- and three-hour cycles, virtually unheard of 20 years ago, are commonplace today.

http://dailysignal.com/2015/07/12/why-its-the-governments-fault-your-dishwasher-cycle-is-2-or-3-hours-long


It is really no problem Excelsior.....

Well - unless you NEEDED the dishes that are in the dishwasher....

Then you are SOL.
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #372 on: July 15, 2015, 10:44:43 PM »

I'm wondering if Planned Parenthood will be called upon to stop selling fetuses that they only crush the brain and drag out to preserve the other vital organs?
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Re: What are you thinking - (political version)
« Reply #373 on: July 20, 2015, 08:51:29 PM »

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« Reply #374 on: July 20, 2015, 09:26:22 PM »

It is really no problem Excelsior.....

Well - unless you NEEDED the dishes that are in the dishwasher....

Then you are SOL.


It appears it is only going to get worse.   I will probably go to Canada for my next dishwasher.

Industry rails against Obama’s dishwasher rules

http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/248385-industry-rails-against-obamas-dishwasher-rules
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