I note that you did not say who you though would be the GOP nominee.
Perhaps that is a big part of the reason for the choices that you did make. ;) You mentioned Hillary's biggest problem, which is the size of the turnout that she can bring out. Without a big turnout, both she, and the house and Senate Democrats will have a problem.
Yeah, just like it was the Iraqis who flew those planes into the WTC!
How long will Americans elect Republicans who use a strategy of Ready, Fire!, Aim (where the third step is optional)? Invade Iraq after Saudis and Egyptians flew planes into the WTC? Stop Syrian refugees after French and Belgian terrorists shoot up Paris. Eventually people will realize that Ready! Fire! Aim! just doesn't work. Hopefully this time, before we spend another trillion dollars and waste thousands more American lives.
I can see why they might want to raise interest rates a little. The current rate is still at 0.25%. An increase of a quarter or a half percent would still keep their rate below 1%, which is still historically a very low rate. Their goal is not to stop wildly growing inflation, but to keep it from happening at all. In order to keep inflation from happening, they need to increase interest rates just as - or even before - inflation begins. Many of the indicators of impending inflation are beginning to show their heads: lower unemployment. competition for employees and a tighter labor force in at least some industries. Rising consumer confidence. The real question to ask now is whether the FED has enough information to predict future inflation, so they can stop it before it happens. It would be much better to be able to stop or slow inflation before it happens, rather than waiting until it is out of control.
The one thing that is not happening and that would certainly increase inflation is wage growth. There are some signs now that it may be happening in some industries, but wage growth is not yet widespread. And there is really nothing that the FED can so to increase wages by itself. Increases in wages would require some government action from Congress to do things like increasing the minimum wage, increases in investment in military procurement, or infrastructure improvements. government investments in the education that would help to increase people's expertise and so wages.
Lan, we'll see how Trump does. It looks like he's pretty much stuck at about 1/4 or 1/3 of the Republicans. And there are a lot of Republicans (at least here) who say they would never vote for him. 1/4 to 1/3 of the Republicans is no where near enough to with the nomination, and certainly not enough to win the election next November.
But things change... I'll make my decision in January. We now have 58 names on the primary ballots. 30 Republicans and 28 Democrats. Vermin Supreme is running again with his promise to give every American a pony and to defeat the terrorists with "hooves on the ground and boots on our heads!" He's running on a platform of, "No Hope, No Change, and Bitter Disappointment," so we'll see how that works.. A Donald vs. Vermin Supreme debate would be epic theater, but I don't think we will ever see it..There are lots of other options to consider, too!!
Who gets checked off in that "headlopper" column? It's clear that British citizens, Belgian citizens, French citizens, Saudi citizens, and Egyptian citizens have done some head lopping or participated in terrorist actions. Anybody else?
Lan, i have always supported the need to provide valid ids and address information what one registers to vote. But providing an ID when one simply votes is a waste of both time and money. Use of the checklist is enough to root out any problem at the time of an election, at the voting place. If you want to control fraud you need to carefully watch the vote counters and the absentee voters. Those ID requirements don't address those problems at all.
It all depends on the school, Springer. Many schools do serve stuff out of cans, shipped in from elsewhere, especially if their major goals is keeping prices down. But many school do cook onsite. Our schools here do a lot of onsite cooking, often using locally grown meets and vegetables. There is a salad bar at the high school, along with at least ok hot food, and often quite good food. The neighboring high school has a culinary department that runs a very nice restaurant for lunch only. (Students from our town go there if they want to take restaurant management and cooking classes). I've eaten there many times and the food is very nice.
At present, school lunches cost $3, full price, or for those on the federal school lunch program, it's 40 cents. For $3 they get locally grown beef burgers, or chicken, or mac & cheese, or a bunch of other things. You're not going to get a big steak for $3, but for a school lunch, it's not bad, and certainly much better than what they served when I as in high school.
It all depends on what the students and parents want and ask for.
Do you know if the 3-D printing remained with HPQ, or did it go to HPE? There are many possible uses and customers for 3-D printers, from hobbyists to big industrial units for manufacturing. I think that the HP 3-D printers are supposed to be bigger units aimed at business and enterprise customers. But I don't know for sure.
I bet if you ask a question about HPQ, right here, you' get an answer pretty quick.
I've heard that we will get equal value in each company, but the number of shares has still not been announced, as far as i know. I'm not even sure if each company will create the same number of shares outstanding. If each company creates the same number of shares, then we might get 1 share in each company for one current HPQ share. (But then they would be worth half what the current HPQ share price will be at the time). Maybe we'll get half a share in each company for one HPQ share. Or maybe some other number. I don't think any of these details have been announced yet.
Nope, home based small businesses will just start out now with 3D printers and PCs more powerful than the largest mainframes of 1980, for less than a $5k investment.
Read the article in the Sept. 7th Barrons with the above title. Their point is that wealth is now created with increased productivity created with robots and computers. If that wealth were evenly distributed, we could all have 6 figure incomes and 10 hour work weeks. The evenly distributed part is key, as right now almost all of the increase in productivity produced by our robots has been going to the 5% who own the robots and businesses.
Just one example. In 1950,, 488,000 Americans worked in coal mines and produced 560 million tons of coal (1,150 tons per miner); but in 2013, 80,000 workers with machines dug 982 million tons (12,000 tons per miners). That's nearly twice the coal from only 17% the number of workers..The same thing is or has happened in every industry, from farming, to food, to automobiles.
How will we continue to provide good incomes for all when we only need10% as much labor to produce everything we need?
Carly is an excellent speaker., she has proven herself able to talk herself into any number of situations that she can't possible lead herself out of. When i worked at HP, and herd he speak at my site, I too, was very impressed with here words. Unfortunately, she is also unable to think through what she promises. She will not be able to do anything more for the USA than she did for HPQ, regardless of what she says, and that is a big problem for all of us. (And the problems that the US faces now are orders of magnitude bigger than what HPQ faced 20 years ago.)
And on a slightly different track, it was very unfortunate that she and all the others did not discuss at all the huge problems that we need to face right now: the debt and unbalanced budget, the cauldron of death and distraction in the Middle East that is now spreading into the rest of the world; and the huge climate changes that are now contributing to big fires, drought, and floods across the country and world. Those are the issues that the next president will need to address, and they weren't even considered at the debate much at all. Do we need a president who just ignores the biggest problems that we face?
And most male CEOs are a failure, too. HPQ has now had 4 recent CEOs, 2 male and 2 female. None of them have been very successful, with 3 having been fired.
Everyone must work their way up. The question all must ask is whether she is planning to do to America what she did to HPQ - as she even seems to be saying in her stump speeches.
Lan, you didn't mention who wrote that bit. Was it an actual wsj opinion, or written by some columnist or letter writer?
More recently (June 23, 2015) the wsj seems to say something else:
"Big businesses say even a short-term charter lapse would dent American credibility in developing nations, where U.S. firms compete with China and Europe for major infrastructure contracts.
“We’re fighting an economic war for exports, not a debate club,” Jeffrey Immelt, chief executive of General Electric Co. , said in a speech last week. “Think-tanks in Washington will send out alerts that they’ve won. In Beijing and Berlin, they’ll have real cause to celebrate.”
Mr. Immelt said if the Ex-Im Bank shutdown is prolonged, GE would have to move production overseas to make sure that it secures competitive financing for major infrastructure deals.
Another risk for the bank’s supporters: The fallout from any lapse may not show up immediately, undercutting doomsday scenarios painted by exporters and emboldening the bank’s critics to let the trade bank die. “Once it closes shop, I think it becomes increasingly difficult to revive it,” said Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, a member of Senate Democratic leadership.
-- If you want to support American jobs and businesses with trade overseas, you can't do that by doing nothing. If you want to destroy American businesses and American jobs, then doing noting will win that every time.
That was a perfectly intended consequence, when they shut down the Ex-Im bank. Congressmen knew exactly what the bank did, and what the consequences would be if they shut it down. If they didn't know what the Ex-Im bank did, they should never have been elected, and maybe we should require that people take - and pass - a civics class before running for office.
It now looks like GE is moving a bunch of jobs overseas simply because the Congress has shut down the US Export-Import bank. GE has said that they can't sell some of their products overseas without the Ex-Im bank, so they are now moving those jobs overseas so they can build their products where they can be sold to their overseas customers. A perfect way to "fix" our balance of trade levels!
Why would that not be a big - a huge - product for HPQ? Every company that makes things could use one, or more, to scan parts and make similar ones. If it's cheap enough, people at home might want one so they could scan a part they need to fix their vacuum, or doorknob, or car, or whatever.. There could be a demand for millions of those in a few years..
I don't think anyone knows that yet. All that I've heard so far is that the value of the shares you receive in each of the 2 companies with equal, because both companies will be equally valued.