Thirty years ago R Party was still a party of the preachers & the plutocrats controlled, in the end, by the plutocrats. (See Golden Rule) They - the Plutos - wanted a party that could win elections in order to promote the migration of income/wealth from the middle class to them & they pretty much refused to fund ideology which got in the way of that objective. They committed to the Southern strategy as a means of enhancing the Party's ability to win elections w/out anticipating that people attracted by silly ideology would one day have the power to insist on it. It seem that day has come.
For a balanced treatment of the House Science Committee/NOAA dispute see, "Lamar Smith is Hot & Bothered About Climate Science," US News 11/23/15.
Amazing how a conspiracy of climate scientists - a group which probably numbers about the same as the meeting in Paris w/ a median net worth south of 7 figures - in their quest for pissant grant money have fooled all those world leaders (plus the Pope) and are beating the cash starved worldwide carbon producing, consuming & merchandising industries in the PR battle.
Extensive & time consuming background checks on Christians b 4 they are allowed into this country?
Minimum wage is in the process of being raised in the city of Seattle, not the "Seattle area." Exactly what is the "Seattle area" and what %age of its population is accounted for by the population of the city of Seattle?
This work may be interesting but it doesn't tell us anything which thoughtful people don't already know. The international producers, consumers & merchants of carbon have huge future cash flows at risk from public awareness of climate change. Of course they'll use weak people grasping at straws to avoid inconvenient trade offs.
Yet another breakthrough in DIY climate science! You'd think some of the international producers, users & merchants of coal, gas & oil - you know, the individuals, companies & governments w/ literally trillions of dollars of future cash flows at risk from ill advised measures to mitigate carbon usage - would be aware of these scientific concepts which debunk climate change & be spending some of their billions in capital reserves to get them exposure in credible media outlets. But I guess they are depending on denier websites, tabloids, right wing email broadcasts & guys posting on MB's to get the word out.
Parisians are responding to the attack against them w/ courage & class. By contrast, some American politicians are pandering as if we are frightened children. If ISIS's intention is to attack western civilization as Mr Rubio has stated, they seem to know where it is centered.
I was gonna point out that 4 of the nxt 5 warmest were Bush's. But he's on a roll & I didn't want to get in the way.
In a more rational world perhaps, doing more of what seems to work & less of what doesn't might be perceived as good economics. In the one we have, however, people tend to rationalize the successes of things which conflict w/ their - largely faith based - ideology & the failures of things which correspond to their ideology.
The Right has never had a problem w/ big gov, big spending, big deficits or big debt. That's just posing &, by now, everybody & his dog knows it. Why they bother is beyond me. They just look silly.
What they do have a problem w/ is gov activities which - they think at least - benefit people they don't like (aka people who aren't like them), the people who aren't real Americans.
Regardless of how management may spin it, everybody & his dog knows that JOE is essentially in a self liquidating mode w/ little prospects of significant earnings. It has two assets: cash which has a well defined market value and real estate which doesn't. The Company's current market value is its cash plus the market's guess as to the current market value of its real estate.
Exactly what is this silly stock buy back with the company's cash supposed to accomplish?
Don't own DSX or have a clue what its shipbroking expenses actually are or who they are paid to. The simple fact that this information isn't readily available tells me to go away & not waste any more time, it's likely to be a scam. Again, don't know, but would expect that 5% of charter revenue is a very significant % of owners' net profit/loss in a competitive business.
that suppliers of working capital to hi leverage drillers & diggers (aka the banks) may b starting 2 capitulate & mayb it's time 2 b buyer of commodity suppliers w/ strong balance sheets?
Italy is the only major W. European country w/out gay marriages. But most Italians support them & they're coming. The European Court of Human Rights recently ruled against Italy. The Pope had hoped that Kim would have ideas how they could be prevented, or at least delayed, by civil servants not doing their jobs. She did. However, upon returning to Rome the Pope spoke w/ advisers who have more experience in day to day Italian life than he and was told that ordinary Italians already have extensive experience w/ civil servants not doing their jobs, have learned to deal w/ it and don't let petty bureaucrats inhibit the great Italian lifestyle.
The drillers & diggers aren't especially smart & will keep doing it as long as someone provides capital. Suppliers of capital to them aren't especially smart either & won't back away 'til they experience some serious losses. So far, the equity guys have experienced serious M2M losses &, I think, are backing away. But the lenders - the banks supplying working capital - haven't & aren't . Unless/until we see more BK stories in the news, they won't. A forced Glencore BK w/ assets liquidated and banks waiting years to get pennies on the $ would give me hope. Glencore merely in distress w/ stock prices crashing, not so much.
Young guys looking ahead to a career in right wing politics have always been eager to serve knowing it's essential for cred w/ the base. Bush & Chaney's call for war in Iraq would have rung hollow w/out their record in the Viet Nam era.