It is "Mary Barra", former VP short list candidate for Hitlary, vs Trump. That's right, it is the scorn of a leftist female CEO that will ultimately run an American Icon into the proverbial ground, and put tens of thousands of American workers out of work. More concerned with shareholder profits than workers or loyalty to the country that spawned the company's very existence. The insane thought process behind this is, she thinks this is a win for the left, while not giving two cents worth of care about the consequences. Trump is thinking about taking subsidies away from GM, but he should also consider a special tariff on all vehicles imported by this traitorous brand, for no other reason than to put pressure on the board to replace their grudge holding CEO. So many other maneuvers she could make, but closing plants in the US is the best and only one that make sense?
November 30, 2018
The trespassing gate crashers in Tijuana are so poor and desperate they are going on a hunger strike to force Mexican police to let them through to Los Estados Unidos.
"On Thursday, as a steady rain fell and partially flooded the sports complex serving as the main shelter, it was Mexican police who stopped more than a dozen migrants from the caravan approaching the nearby El Chaparral border crossing.
"What the police are doing is unfair. The truth is we are fighting for our rights,” said one of the migrants, Gerson Madrid, a 22-year-old Honduran who started the trek to the United States in early October to better provide for a young daughter he left behind.
Madrid said the group was starting a three-day hunger strike to draw attention to the standoff."
Now, how is it that these people - so desperately poor and starving, having walked all the way from Honduras - have the energy to be angry at their treatment and threaten to go on a diet? Usually diets are reserved for people who are, um, well-fed.
People who come as beggars don't cop attitudes. That these people do speaks volumes about them, and about those who are promoting the notion that they are somehow "refugees".
NFL player to promote US-Israeli relations in "My Cause My Cleats" campaign
From the article
"Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Michael Pierce announced Wednesday that he'll be promoting fellowship between American Christians and the people of Israel when he hits the field this Sunday, as part of the NFL's third annual "My Cause My Cleat" initiative.
What are the details?
"œMy Cause My Cleat" is an opportunity for NFL players to sport customized footwear during games on a chosen week each year, supporting nonprofit organizations close to their individual hearts.
More than 500 players will participate in the 2018 campaign, and afterward their bedazzled footwear will be auctioned off with 100 percent of the proceeds going to each designated cause they represent.
Pierce, 26, hopes that his promotion of Israel Collective will bring attention and donations to the 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to "building vibrant relationships between American Christians and the people of the Holy Land."
Read the rest.
I hope that something can be worked out. If there are any two people working together to make a deal on this, Pres. Trump and an Ohio Democrat Senator stand a good chance of working something out. It won't be "perfect," but nothing on earth is. But it could be a whole lot better than the predictions of even last week.
Trump promised to fix tax law to save GM jobs in U.S., Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown says
From The Blaze:
"Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) said he and President Donald Trump are working together on legislation that would incentivize General Motors to keep thousands of jobs in the U.S. that the company is currently planning to cut, according to CNBC."
"What would Brown's bill do?
The American Cars, American Jobs Act would give car buyers a $3,500 discount for buying an American-made vehicle. It would also eliminate a part of the GOP tax law that, according to Brown, encourages manufacturers to move operations overseas.
Brown introduced the bill after GM announced it would build the new Chevrolet Blazer in Mexico."
Read the rest.
November 29, 2018
I used to wonder about combining an airship with a plane or heliocopter to make a light craft. I wondered if you could have a vessel that would allow you to fly low and slow and perhaps use it to commute, or at least fly to my cabin in the Ozarks. It was just mental doodling. But someone has actually worked it out.
The call it a Plimp.
From the article:
"The idea came to Egan in childhood, as he was playing with helium balloons and balsa-wood gliders. He noticed that these wooden gliders had a slower descent when he tied helium balloons to the planes' wings and tails. "I became convinced there could be another form of aircraft if only you could put wings on a partial-lift balloon," Egan told Live Science."
"The helium in the blimp part of the plimp-hybrid aircraft is key, Egan said. "That decreases your unpowered descent rate to that of a parachutist," he said. "You start with a design safety feature that no other aircraft has, which places you safely back on the ground if, for some reason, the engines fail."
The plimp-hybrid airship is actually faster and safer than a blimp, which has to offgas during unpowered descent, Egan said. The newly designed airships are also different than the Hindenburg — the airship that met a fiery end when its lighter-than-air hydrogen gas leaked and mixed with oxygen, making a flammable mixture that quickly ignited. (In contrast, the plimp aircraft uses helium, which isn't flammable.)"
I'd love to have one of those!
In what is unquestionably a below-the-fold story a subsonic bell-tone rang around the entire planet on November 11, according to an article in Livescience.
Here's the story:
" There was a hum that nobody could hear. It was a seismic event, one that originated off the coast of Mayotte on Nov. 11, a tiny island in the waters between Madagascar and Mozambique.
From there, it circled the entire world, though it was unusual enough (un-earthquake-ish enough) that almost no one noticed, as Maya Wei-Haas reported for National Geographic. A few people paid attention though, and that sparked a hunt for the source of the hum that, she reported, still hasn't been resolved."
This is much like the sound of one hand clapping. And, if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it does it make a sound. Well, yah!
Here are a few more details:
" The hum, National Geographic reported, was strange for a number of reasons. First, it rang at just a single ultra-low frequency, like a well-tuned bell. Seismic waves usually involve lots of different frequencies. Second, the wave emerged and circled the planet without the usual signs of an earthquake; no one in the area felt any shaking, and the "p-waves" and "s-waves" associated with the hum, the sort of waves that you actually feel during an earthquake, were so faint as to be nearly undetectable. And yet, a Nov. 12 report from the French government found that Mayotte had slid 2.4 inches (6 centimeters) to the east and 1.2 inches (3 cm) to the south. [The 10 Biggest Earthquakes in History]
Scientists have proposed a number of possible explanations for the strange seismic event near Mayotte, Wei-Haas reported. But none is yet anywhere near confirmed. Perhaps a "slow earthquake" struck the area, the sort that doesn't cause much intense shaking because it occurs over a much longer period of time. Perhaps a bubble of magma squeezed past below the surface, or sloshed around in a big hole in the crust in a way that interacted with the local geology to produce the resonant ringing. Researchers even speculated about a meteor strike, though that seems unlikely. For now, the exact cause remains a mystery."
This puts me in a metaphysical mood. Tradition says that there would be a last trump, Gabriel's trumpet blast, at the end of the world. For 1Corinthians 15:52 statesL
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall
sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed
And indeed the idea that there shall be a bell tone signalling the coming of the end is not just a little disconcerting in light of this.
Be that as it may, this is an interesting story, one pretty much ignored by the mainstream media.
Liberals are not to be outdone in their stupidity. Take this as a prime example; instead of arming professors at schools or hiring armed guards to protect against active shooter situations a university in Detroit is handing out - hockey pucks.
From the NY Post article: more...
From the article:
"President Trump is getting some negative feedback for interfering with the private sector for his comments on General Motors. President Trump is essentially pressuring GM to keep plants open in the US by pointing out to them that they have been bailed out by U.S. taxpayers and wondering why they are closing plants here while they don't seem to be closing plants in Mexico and China. He is absolutely not telling them what to produce. I thought the best way to analyze this issue is by comparing and contrasting the way Trump treats the private sector to the way Obama and Democrats have treated the private sector. President Trump focuses continuously on bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. and creating new ones.
President Obama and others said manufacturing jobs were gone for good. President Obama was willing to relegate U.S. Trade policy to others through the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP). President Trump believes the U.S should control trade itself and pulled out of TPP. "
Read the rest.
Highlights of a Christian group's "incredible trip" to the Holy Land, including Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Masada, Qumran and the Dead Sea.
14 minutes on Youtube. It includes many Christian and some Jewish sites. Very thorough for a 14 min. video tour.
We are getting closer to Christmas, so I thought you would enjoy this now.
Gee, I was going to get my tie-dyed t-shirt and my bell bottoms out of storage and watch the next episode of the Trump-bashing reboot of "Murphy Brown" in style, but I guess those young whipper snappers don't appreciate "the classic." LOL. Candice Bergen I hear looks more like Charlotte Rae who played the house mother in the "Facts of Life" tv show than the fetching younger Murphy. Oh, well. Maybe tv can bring back "The Rosanne Barr Show." Wait, errr....ummm. Never mind.
From Warner Todd Houston at Breitbart:
"CBS is cutting bait with its re-booted, President Trump-bashing sitcom, Murphy Brown, announcing it will not renew the show after its first 13 episodes, according to reports. The Candice Bergan-fronted comedy came back with much fanfare as a full-throated attack on President Donald Trump, but lackluster ratings dogged the show from its very first episode. CBS claims that Murphy Brown was "alway" going to be a "closed-ended order of 13 episodes" according to the Hollywood Reporter. But the show has had disappointing ratings from its debut at the end of September."
November 28, 2018
There's an omnibus bill to "fix" the problems. Those of us who have watched government are rightly suspicious of ANY attempt to "fix" ANY problem such as this one.
Gun owners have had enough of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
The NICS program has gained notoriety over the years for producing false positives that ultimately infringe on the rights of law-abiding gun owners.
In other words, law-abiding citizens get their names mixed and matched with criminals who have similar names. These individuals are then prevented from acquiring guns due to bureaucratic errors.
Generally speaking, individuals can appeal this denial and be on their way to properly exercising their gun rights.
But recent reports indicate the FBI is dragging its feet on the matter.
As a response to this bureaucratic delay, fed-up gun owners are taking the FBI to court.
This article, from Gunpowder Magazine, is found here: https://www.gunpowdermagazine.com/gun-owners-call-for-nixing-nics-and-taking-the-fbi-to-court/
In "The War on Guns," researcher John Lott debunked the idea that expanded background checks are effective at reducing crime.
Not only have enhanced background checks failed to reduce crime, they also add another layer of red-tape preventing law-abiding citizens from defending themselves. And the laws hit minorities and the impoverished especially hard.
The dangers of false positives could be enhanced with the recent expansion of the NICS background check system. Government is the only entity on the planet that is rewarded with more money and resources after its repeated failures, and the spiderweb of government red-tape only tightens as its power grows, generating more incompetency and inefficiency. It’s the nature of the government beast.
East Coast Editor Jack had a further discussion with Dana and would like to agree with a few things he said in a (second) private email and further develop the ideas mentioned here...Well, guys and gal, things are never quite as simple as they may look. The entire automobile industry is facing problems that it has to come to grips with, and the main one is changing buyer appetites. The principal manifestation of this is that people are just not buying "big" sedans the way they used to, and GM is ceasing production on the Chevy Impala, two Cadillac models including the "big" one which also happens to be its high-tech offering; and (trumpets) the Chevy Volt which was supposed to help save the world. And perhaps others -- (I read the article in Business Insider yesterday on my cell phone while waiting to get an oil change for my wife's Dodge Grand Caravan minivan and my memory isn't the best) -- after the 2019 model year. Ford has eliminated its entire lineup of sedans. I'm unaware if Fiat-Chrysler is doing the same.
GM now sells more cars in China than it does here, so does it really make good sense to make them here and ship them over there?
Why is this happening? American buyers are not buying these cars in enough quantity to justify their continued manufacture, at least in this country. They are buying SUVs. And small, foreign-make sedans (count the Hondas, Hyundais, Kias, VWs and the foreign luxury brands just for the fun of it -- they're doing just fine). Just look around you when you are driving in town. The Impalas you see are mostly eight or ten years old.
With all due respect to Jack, and the Marine, I don't believe that Mary Barra's policies have had much to do with this. You can lead a car owner to a big American sedan but you can't make him buy it, especially if he walked into the dealership with his heart set on a Jeep Cherokee.END
Nurses donate Mega Millions winnings to co-workers in need
From the New York Post article:
"A selfless group of NICU nurses in Missouri whose office pool struck it lucky in the Mega Millions decided to club their winnings together and use it for the greater good.
Although the big winner was in South Carolina, the Show-Me State had five $10,000 winning tickets, one of them purchased by the group of 126 nurses at Mercy Children's Hospital St. Louis"
Read the rest.
As a follow up to my November 25th article here on Mike Espy's scandal ridden past and his attempt to defeat Cindy Hyde-Smith in a special election for the U.S. Senate in Mississippi, the election results are in.
According to the NY Post:
Mississippi Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith easily defeated Democratic challenger Mike Espy in the state’s runoff Senate election Tuesday night, despite having joked about attending a "public hanging.”
By late Tuesday night, Hyde-Smith was up 54 percent to 45 percent with 94 percent of the vote counted, NBC News reported...
Hyde-Smith tried to tether herself as close as possible to President Trump, touting her pro-Trump voting record and campaigning in a bus dubbed the "MAGA Wagon.”
Former President Obama, meanwhile, backed Espy, recording a robocall that urged his supporters to vote.
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November 27, 2018
The Left has been working overtime to erase the difference between good guys and bad guys. To them, we are all just as capable of being Charles Manson as we are Mother Theresa. They claim that individual choice and personal responsibility has nothing to do with who is good and who is evil. Maybe that’s why they can always be counted upon to come to the defense of ruthless, hardened criminals. They have for decades perpetuated the idea that criminals are victims. Now, they've moved on to painting law-abiding citizens are criminals. This speeds us on the road to being all the same. Think of it as the redistribution of personal responsibility.
Kamala Harris might lose Judiciary Committee seat
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