They must have thought it was an ISIS jet.
They say 1 in 10 will be a terrorist. Lets say 1 in 10 will be a murder. Then lets say 1 in 10 will be a theft. Then lets say 1 in 10 will be a rapist and maybe another 1 in 10 will commit some other crime. GEO needs to start building a lot more prisons to handle the load of prisoner that are coming and for the ones that have already arrived.
The debate last night was the BEST debate. The monitors were great and asked very good question on this debate. They did a very good job on the debate, well worth watching. all of it.
Buffett Rail Boost Puts Farmers on Fast Track as Oil Prices Drop
Last year, grain handlers like Roger Krueger had no kind words for Warren Buffett’s BNSF Railway Co. After record U.S. harvests, crops piled up all across the Midwest, with few rail cars available to get them to buyers because they were being used to ship more oil and coal.
It’s different now. While farmers are harvesting almost as much this year, the logjams are long gone, said Krueger, a vice president at the South Dakota Wheat Growers Association, a cooperative with 20 loading depots served by BNSF that are used to market all sorts of crops including corn and soybeans. U.S. rail shipments of grain are the highest in five years, and costs are down from 2014, when delays could last more than two months and compounded the slumping value of crops that had nowhere to go, he said.
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Well with the pro-democrat Carl Quintanilla and John Harwood doing the interview of the Republicans, will there be a Democrat debate and Joe Kernen, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Rick Santelli doing that interview?
Duke Energy said it would buy natural gas distributor Piedmont Natural Gas, its partner in the $5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline, for $4.9 billion in cash.
No one has been killed in a VW, unlike GM, where more than 100 have been killed or is it murdered. Looking at the fine GM got for their cover up and deaths, I say slap a fine on VW of $50.00 and move on.
With the earnings expectation bar set so very, very low on the companies reporting, one would think they should beat the expectation.
In an attempt to capitalize on this thesis, Gordon is selling the IBM November 145/150 call spread for $1.83. In other words, Gordon is selling the November 145-strike call and buying the November 150-strike call, which will allow him to keep the full $1.83 per share, so long as IBM is below $145 at November expiration. IBM shares closed Thursday at $143.67.
Counties fell for a pitch on tax-free bonds for prisons and got nailed with millions in IRS fines.
James Parkey spent more than a decade crisscrossing the U.S. selling poor counties on a way to get rich quick. He’d help local governments issue tax-free bonds to build private prisons that would rent beds to the federal government, mainly to hold undocumented immigrants. Parkey’s model for financing lockups, which he promoted with help from a team of bond dealers, consultants, and lawyers, led to a boom in prison construction. While the jails succeeded in many places, almost two dozen defaults followed in cities and counties from Florida to Montana as the prisons struggled to fill beds amid the sudden glut. Then the IRS got involved.
As of July, eight detention center deals were being investigated over their tax-exempt financing, according to an IRS document. Several other counties in Texas and Arizona have settled with the government, paying as much as $1.9 million and refinancing their prisons with taxable debt, including at least three developed by Parkey and his network. In most cases the deals were “basically snake oil,” says Bob Libal, executive director of Grassroots Leadership, a nonprofit in Austin opposed to private prisons.
Parkey, an architect, got into the correctional facilities business in the 1970s, when Texas ordered counties to rebuild their crumbling jails. In the 1990s he founded Corplan Corrections in Irving to focus on prison design and development. “You do one, you do two, you do 10, you do 20, and I guess you’re an expert,” says Parkey, who declined to comment on tax issues. In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he assembled a team to visit counties eager to kick-start their economies. It included two bond underwriters, a feasibility consultant, a Houston-based builder, and a rotating cast of private prison operators, including Emerald Correctional Management of Shreveport, La.
The number of announced layoffs by U.S.-based companies surged in September from the previous month, driven by job cuts at Hewlett-Packard, global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported Thursday.
U.S.-headquartered companies put 58,877 jobs on the chopping block last month, up 43 percent from just more than 41,000 in August and the third highest monthly total this year.
Just hours after the Russian parliament waved through military intervention in Syria, its first air strikes in the civil war-torn Middle Eastern country were confirmed. This came after tense discussions between President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over the best course of action in Syria at the United Nations earlier this week.
Obama just needs to sit down and have a little chat with Syrian President and the ISIS leaders just like they did with Iran. Diplomatic talks with them is much better than all this fighting. And Obama needs to put a stop on talking about the President of Syria needs to step down.