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  • Bobby Jindal: Arrest Mayors Of Sanctuary Cities As Accessories To Illegal Alien Crime

    08/03/2015 11:52:47 AM PDT · 28 of 39
    factoryrat to jimbo123

    Democrat mayors want their taxpayer subsidized voters.

    Republican mayors want their taxpayer subsidized labor force.

    The business owners, politicians, governments, shareholders, and finanacial interests want that free flow of cheap labor unimpeded, and will buy, imtimidate, extort, and do anything to make that happen.

    Which is why we are where we are at now, a first-world nation rapidly devolving into a third-world fascist shithole.

    But hey! Enjoy those record profits (right before the regime kills you, and takes them).

  • Sol-gel capacitor dielectric offers record-high energy storage

    08/03/2015 11:40:15 AM PDT · 14 of 29
    factoryrat to Red Badger

    Never fly in the US. Too many parties have a vested interest in the status quo as far as IC engines are concerned. Just like fuel cells and advanced batteries, this is a “rest of the world” technology, and not allowed to take hold in the US.

    If you push the idea, it WILL be outlawed. If you don’t believe me, ask why LA no longer has a subway/streetcar system.

    Do not challenge the established order, only multinationals who can profit from game changing technologies are allowed to do that.

  • Telemundo Interviews Jeb Bush on Presidential Debate, Donald Trump, Discrimination

    08/02/2015 9:08:47 AM PDT · 5 of 10
    factoryrat to jimbo123

    Maybe JEB! can take himself, and the quarter of the population of mexico currently squatting in the US, and GTFO of our country, and consider it an “act of love”.

    The US owes mexico approximately “jack/shit”, and aside from the la raza crowd, the GOP/DNC/cartel money launderers on wall st./terrorist sponsors, and the free traitors, the balance of Americans want that border locked down, and the mexican government made to pay! In either
    land, gold, or blood. Your choice mexico, but you will pay.

  • Bill Shorten to pledge to adopt boat turnback policy (Australian left accept border protection)

    07/22/2015 3:16:44 PM PDT · 11 of 12
    factoryrat to naturalman1975
    I understand and respect your immigration rules (just a little tongue in cheek humor). I wouldn't actually pursue that route (unless the US went to hell in a handbasket tomorrow, and flight was preferable to a horrible death).

    What I found interesting is that your country has to distribute those flyers as far away as Pakistan!

    All in all, interesting to say the least.

  • Bill Shorten to pledge to adopt boat turnback policy (Australian left accept border protection)

    07/22/2015 2:42:00 PM PDT · 6 of 12
    factoryrat to naturalman1975

    What’s with all of the arabic in that flyer?

    On a different note, if I, as an english speaking American, with skills useful to you and your fellow Australians, washes up on shore for some odd reason (wink-wink), can I claim refugee status?

    Can I perhaps claim status as being a refugee from Obamistan, or maybe texamexiforniastan?

    I promise I won’t take up much room, and I already live in the high desert, so the outback would be just like home.

  • Population Health: The Insurance Cartel’s Next Big Move in Dominating Medical Care

    07/22/2015 2:25:38 PM PDT · 4 of 4
    factoryrat to Rona_Badger

    The health insurance industry has adopted the same model as the auto insurance industry.

    Regardless, all of the combined insurance industries have gone to the commercial bank model.

    It’s no longer about insurance, and now it’s all about making a profit by leveraging premiums on the open stock market, while screwing over all of the policyholders using any excuse possible.

    I would just drop ALL of my insurance policies altogether, BUT, the feds have literally made that illegal, that is if you want to drive or live that is.

    The mafia are insanely pissed that they didn’t come up with this racket first.

  • Obama Admin Plans More Executive Action on Immigration (vastly expanding both numbers and benefits)

    07/22/2015 1:58:32 PM PDT · 16 of 32
    factoryrat to Menehune56

    What opposition party?

    You are making the assumption that the republicans are not in on this.

    Your assumption would be wrong.

  • Obama: New citizens can skip pledge to take up arms and defend the U.S.

    07/22/2015 1:48:56 PM PDT · 29 of 45
    factoryrat to Avoiding_Sulla
    It's obama doing what he said he would do by forming a “ civilian defense force just as powerful as the military”.

    The romans did the same thing, by recruiting foreigners, slaves, and the conquered into their armies.

    Many here (agents and familiars of the government) will wholly approve of this strategy.

    The US has crossed the rubicon, and went from being a constitutional republic to fascist empire. I'm surprised the republic lasted as long as it did. But then again, the US didn't even last the average 200 years that a republic usually lasts.

    In the end, it didn't work out well for the romans, either.

  • Linux without Flash: User Tips

    07/22/2015 10:56:40 AM PDT · 4 of 14
    factoryrat to ShadowAce

    Anything adobe not running in windows has turned to crap. I loaded adobe reader into my android phone, and it is a complete PITA. I ended up dumping it, and going back to the default pdf viewer.

  • Why Do the Anti-Armed Citizenry Tyrannocrat Elites Hate Veterans?

    07/22/2015 10:50:55 AM PDT · 16 of 21
    factoryrat to CharlesOConnell
    Because they hate what they fear, and fear what they have no control over. All of these “old timer” (no disrespect intended) vets are a force to be reckoned with, because they have “been there and done that”, know how to handle these types of situations, which makes them a literal wildcard that could completely wreck all of the best laid progressive’s plans.
  • American Coyotes: Texas border towns divided over deployment of Guard, state troopers (Part 4 of 7)

    07/22/2015 10:27:34 AM PDT · 5 of 8
    factoryrat to Vigilanteman
    I suggested before to annex all of mexico north of the tropic of cancer, and including all of baja california.

    The would just about cover the cost of the quarter of the population of mexico currently squatting in the US, at US taxpayer expense.

    The only people who would object (vehemently in fact) to this idea would be the US cronies, and their buddy mexican cronies, both of which profit handsomely off of the current border chaos status quo.

  • American Coyotes: Texas border towns divided over deployment of Guard, state troopers (Part 4 of 7)

    07/22/2015 9:51:34 AM PDT · 2 of 8
    factoryrat to Vigilanteman

    “Critics, especially here in the Rio Grande Valley, derided Perry’s decision as expensive political theater that “militarized” the border and antagonized Mexico”.

    The border needs to be militarized, and mexico needs to be antagonized, chastized, smacked around, and taken down a notch or two for their outright violations of US sovereignty. NAFTA needs to be repealed, and all of the free trader looters who perpetuated this mess need to be held accountable.

    When the US planted its flag in mexico city during the mexican-american war, we should have kept it all. At least the northern mexican indians would have been better off than being ruled over by the spaniards.

  • Venezuelan farmers ordered to hand over produce to state

    07/22/2015 9:34:04 AM PDT · 63 of 116
    factoryrat to C19fan

    Coming to a country near you.

    When congress passes the monsanto-ADM-DuPont protection act, all farms in the US will be basically owned by three companies.

    And don’t even bother fighting it, because these cronies have the best politicians, lawyers, and courts that money can buy.

    And no, this has nothing to do with GMO disputes, and everything to do with the corporate-government takeover of US agriculture.

    Control the food, control the people. Starvation is a powerful weapon.

  • Iran buys 100 Russian refueling aircraft for its air force to reach any point in the Mid East

    07/22/2015 9:23:29 AM PDT · 9 of 46
    factoryrat to rickmichaels

    Sounds like iran is gearing up for a battle, or a war.

    In the mean time, our SoS and CiC have a piece of paper saying that the iranians will play nice.

    Where have I seen this scenario play out before?

  • Ford Mustang vs. BMW M4: Which sports coupe comes out on top?

    07/21/2015 11:49:36 AM PDT · 21 of 43
    factoryrat to lormand

    So you prefer to throw your money at GERMAN union employees instead? The GERMAN unions are like the UAW on steroids. Why do you think that the German automakers are flocking to the southern US and mexico? It isn’t for the experienced workforce. The only reason they moved to the western hemisphere is to keep the chinese and indians from stealing all of their trade secrets (that they stole from the US), and exploit free trade loopholes.

    Either way it doesn’t matter, because about 80% of every vehicle manufactured in the western hemisphere comes out of china. So, you would rather support chinese communists, mexican fascists, and german socialists just to get rid of US trade unions?

  • Federal Reserve blames immigrant kids for robbing jobs from 'native' U.S. teens

    07/19/2015 8:39:56 AM PDT · 26 of 39
    factoryrat to cripplecreek
    My oldest son (17 at the time) tried a job picking berries at a farm owned by his friend's parents. The mexicans that the guy hired ran him out of the field on the inside of an hour, and put a rock through his windshield as a warning that gringos aren't welcome.

    This was in the thumb area of Michigan, about seven years ago.

    INS, ICE, and the sheriff's office wouldn't do squat.

    The ONLY thing that would get their attention was to threaten to start making illegals “disappear”. That got their attention. Apparently, illegals and mexican nationals are a protected species, and enjoy more rights and privileges than actual Americans.

    After moving out west, the situation is an order of magnitude worse than
    back east.

  • Global Reset Soon? (last 24 hours recap)

    07/08/2015 10:57:26 AM PDT · 33 of 163
    factoryrat to bkepley

    If the chinese market crashes, their manufacturing sector (ie. the US proxy manufacturing sector) grinds to a halt. Unless you grow crops or raise livestock in the US, your industrial feedstocks and container loads of consumer products stop coming. If that happens, we are screwed.

  • GOP Strategist John Feehery: Jeb Bush's Plan To "Get More People Legalized" Is A Good Message

    07/08/2015 10:47:40 AM PDT · 7 of 30
    factoryrat to jimbo123

    So JEB! is doubling down on helping his adopted nation (as an act of love, of course) to empty out their barrios, prisons and asylums, and dump all of their undesirables off in the US.

    Where have I seen this scenario play itself out before? Hmmm.......

  • Georgia woman goes on drunken rampage after live-in boyfriend refuses to have sex: cops

    07/08/2015 10:40:53 AM PDT · 36 of 73
    factoryrat to Lazamataz
    The meth is strong with this one. And EGADS! some dude was actually hooking up with that?

    That's bad by even my appallingly low standards.

  • Sean Hannity Showcases Governor Rick Perry Marginalizing Himself VS Donald Trump…

    07/08/2015 10:27:02 AM PDT · 9 of 32
    factoryrat to Dante3

    Not going to happen. The GOP is a wholey owned subsidiary of the mexican CofC.

    “LaRaza” rick perry is a prime example of a personal rule of mine: never, ever trust a texas politician, no matter their message or political affiliatiion, and never turn your back to them.

  • It's official: Latinos now outnumber whites in California

    07/08/2015 9:45:10 AM PDT · 38 of 77
    factoryrat to C19fan
    I see another mexican-american war on the horizon, and this time around, the feds are not going to be a part of it.

    The tensions are there. The mexicans and their illegal ilk are becoming bolder, more arrogant towards the gringos every day, with no thanks to lax laws and outright collusion with the DC political oligarchy.

    All of the US politicians have a choice to make: side with mexico and the cheap labor lobby, or face a bunch of pissed of americans armed to the teeth.

    I'm tired of virtually EVERY politician to date pandering to mexican and central american interests, and arrogantly violating US law and sovereignty. Either stop, or face the consequences.

  • China Bans Use Of Terms “Equity Disaster” And “Rescue The Market"

    07/07/2015 12:26:33 PM PDT · 10 of 17
    factoryrat to MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
    Maybe you should hop the next flight to the mainland, and see if your contracts with the PLA are still intact, because if you're not native chinese, and not a member of the communist chinese party, you own approximately jack/shit as far as the chinese are concerned.

    And if you want to press the issue, you'll have to take it up in a chinese court. Good luck with that.

    As far as gold goes, the pacific rim nations are gobbling it up as fast as they can find it.

  • China Bans Use Of Terms “Equity Disaster” And “Rescue The Market"

    07/07/2015 11:44:38 AM PDT · 6 of 17
    factoryrat to Perseverando
    Wonder how all of the free traders are going to handle this.

    So many Americans have gotten into bed with the chinese, that a market crash there will pretty much destroy the US manufacturing base.

    If you think I'm wrong, inter modal container traffic into the US from china is at record highs. And all of those containers are full of everything that you buy and use to build things with everyday.

    If the chinese economy goes down, they take the US economy down with them.

    People don't realize just how much of the US manufacturing and engineering base has been moved to china. The numbers are staggering.

  • Obama unveils solar panel plan for low-income homes

    07/07/2015 11:29:58 AM PDT · 27 of 48
    factoryrat to PROCON

    Just like the welfare crowd, these “obamapanels” will just lay around, produce nothing useful, take up valuable space, and be a net drag on society as a whole. Sum it up?

  • 17 Reasons Why You Should Never Visit Michigan

    07/07/2015 11:23:45 AM PDT · 37 of 53
    factoryrat to exnavy

    Best thing out of Flint today: Koegels hot dogs and viennas. Nobody else on the planet makes them better. And don’t forget the hole e smokes little smoked sausages. They are packed like hotdogs. I used to pickle those in spicy hot brine. They went down as fast as the beer.

  • Video: White House Blames Republicans for Immigration Failure that Led to Murder of SF Woman

    07/07/2015 10:54:22 AM PDT · 20 of 44
    factoryrat to SeekAndFind

    The republicans ARE to blame, and so is obama and his democrat ilk.

    This is a problem that has been going on since the US and mexico have been sharing a border.

    When the American flag was planted in mexico city during the mexican-american war, we should have kept ALL of mexico instead of giving it back to the socialist spaniards and indians.

    Big mistake thinking that manifest destiny only stretched from east to west.

  • The Supreme Court’s death sentence on Christian culture

    07/07/2015 10:45:39 AM PDT · 8 of 21
    factoryrat to NYer

    Two hundred and thirty nine years of independence from the tyranny of the british crown and court, and the supreme court of the United States just flushed it all down the toilet.

    Tell rhe SCOTUS to pack up their shit and move back to jolly ole england. I’m sure that the socialists serving the crown have some room for nine more bootlickers.

    SCOTUS, and the US court system, has lost all credibility as a legitimate agency.

    When the people lose faith in your credibility, you are pretty much toast.

  • Opinion: Bang away at the Trump Pinata

    07/07/2015 10:34:01 AM PDT · 5 of 8
    factoryrat to 2ndDivisionVet

    Trump has struck a nerve with the American people. Illegal aliens and their crimes are a larger problem than the powers to be in DC would like for you to think.

    This issue will not go away. If Trump takes this issue and runs with it, the GOP-E candidates will have to respond to it at some point.

    Underestimate this issue at your own peril. Dredging all this up and throwing it all out there is driving the leftists and GOP-E lackeys insane with anger. I even see it here on FR, with the free trader illegal alien labor crowd going into full blown leftist assault mode.

  • 17 Reasons Why You Should Never Visit Michigan

    07/07/2015 10:13:13 AM PDT · 29 of 53
    factoryrat to cripplecreek

    I really miss that scenery. I was born and raised in Michigan. Too bad that I had to move 3000 miles out of my way to find a job paying what I used to make 15 years ago. Remove Detroit, and all of the GM ghost towns along the I-75 corridor, and Michigan is a hunting/fishing/nature paradise.

    And never forget to mention tip-up town and deer camp!

    I still can’t believe that these people here out west will go deer and elk hunting in 70~80 degree weather. Of course, they never had to go up against the “thirty point buck”.

  • Walker, Jindal poised to stonewall EPA on new climate regulations

    07/07/2015 9:38:53 AM PDT · 11 of 25
    factoryrat to rktman

    And the states can reply: NO federal tax remittance from our state, and our state citizens will NOT be required to submit taxes to the federal government. If you want that money, send someone to get it, otherwise the feds can eff off.

    Two can play at this game.

    And to all of the fed employee bootlicking fed trolls here on FR, all it will is ONE state to give the feds the middle finger to have the fed exortion racket to come tumbling to the ground.

    The states need to issue an ultimatum to the feds: get your shit together, or get thrown out. Washington DC and all of their ilk need US more than WE need them. Keep that in mind.

  • 100 Million Americans Not Working!

    07/07/2015 7:50:59 AM PDT · 23 of 58
    factoryrat to Kaslin
    Who would want to hire millenials, when you have a quarter of the mexican population jumping the border to take those jobs, and pretty much a no upper limit H1-B visa program. This is what US employers want, third world cheap labor, and use every dirty trick and lame excuse in the book to get it.

    Wait until TPP and all of its goodies goes into effect. Americans will be essentially shut out of their own labor market, just like europe.

    We have nobody to blame but ourselves for this predicament, which is being caused by selling out our country and sovereignty for short term financial gain.

  • De-Confederatizing the U.S. won’t solve anything

    07/06/2015 9:33:13 AM PDT · 10 of 19
    factoryrat to SeekAndFind

    The next US civil war is brewing as we speak. This time around, the lines of demarcation are going to be much more murky as to the sides in this next domestic war. This time around though, the powers that be are going to rely heavily on foreign powers to fight on their side, along with financial retaliation on an epic scale, and that will go over like a lead balloon for most Americans.

    It is coming, and it will only be a matter of when.

  • Donald Trump Deletes Tweet About Jeb Bush’s Wife: You Like ‘Mexican Illegals’ Because of Your Wife

    07/06/2015 9:01:17 AM PDT · 102 of 245
    factoryrat to Mariner
    The Bush clan has been up to their eyeballs in central/south american affairs, and push central/south american interests since the Bush clan has been around.

    This pandering to hispanics (ie: mexicans and illegals) by republicans is getting really old, really fast.

    Are these candidates running for el presidente de mexico? Or POTUS?

    It's pretty bad when a guy like Trump can get the drop on most all of the candidates by simply denouncing the willful negligence of the current politicians to enforce immigration laws, and gets crucified by both the left AND the right politicians for even bringing up the issue.

    Apparently, the average US citizen is OK with having a quarter of mexico squatting in the US, and taking away work from US citizens.Hell, half of the free traitors here on FR are down with that. They're making money hand over fist by bringing in illegals and foreign workers who, as in the immortal words of Jorge arbusto “do the jobs Americans won't do”, meaning “doing jobs for third world wages, and working in third world conditions”.

    Must be nice for the free traitors to employ illegals, and in return have the taxpayers supplement your illegals with welfare and protected status.

  • Republicans look to deliver blow against ObamaCare tax

    07/04/2015 10:01:45 AM PDT · 20 of 47
    factoryrat to Kaslin
    Republicans aren't going to do squat. Obamacare is the biggest boon to the healthcare industry since healthcare came into being. Weed out the high risk insured, and dump them on the government, and have the taxpayers pick up the tab. It's an insurance company's wet dream. And it was all brought to you by your loyal (to K street) government lackeys.

    And you wonder why elected officials go from dirt poor to millionaires in less than a few terms in office.

  • You Commit Three Felonies a Day

    07/01/2015 9:35:44 PM PDT · 17 of 27
    factoryrat to ChildOfThe60s
    Three felonies a day? HA! What a bunch of rank amateurs. I strive to commit at least five before lunch. Someone has to keep all of those unelected bureaucrats on their toes.
  • Russia to review 1991 decision to recognise independence of Baltic states

    07/01/2015 8:57:57 AM PDT · 16 of 65
    factoryrat to annalex

    Putin fancy’s himself as the next Stalin or Lenin.

    Russia was better off being ruled by Tzars.

    At least being ruled by a monarchy, the average Russian peasant had the illusion of freedom.

    With communisim, no such illusion existed. Equal misery, and equal suffering, with the politburo ruling with an iron fist is the fate of the average Russian if they keep backing Putin and his communist ilk.

  • Update: Judge previents Twin Peaks video release, issues gag order in case [sic]

    06/30/2015 10:38:28 AM PDT · 59 of 100
    factoryrat to don-o

    A close up on the video could show which direction the kill shots were fired from. I’ll ask the same question that every enforcement regime has asked of the citizen: If you have nothing to hide, you won’t have a problem if we citizens take a look at it.

    Anything less is obsfucation, and a sure sign of guilt.

    So, what will it be?

  • Justices take up dispute over union fees

    06/30/2015 10:08:49 AM PDT · 10 of 16
    factoryrat to PROCON

    Need to get rid of all of those union (and non-union for that matter) US workers.

    Companies and government need those jobs open to replace those jobs with mexican illegals and H1-B workers. Don’t forget about the flood of all of that sweet cheap labor from the pacific rim once TPP is put into effect.

    If you think your livelihood is safe, think again.

    If someone else in the world (especially if they’re from a fascist nation) will do your job cheaper than you, then you will be marginalized and replaced.

    That’s all their is to it. No allegiances, no loylaities, only bow to the oligarchs, hope you’re accepted into their circle, or be cast aside and resign to a life of serfdom.

  • Jeb Bush releasing 33 years of tax records in show of transparency

    06/30/2015 9:52:46 AM PDT · 18 of 19
    factoryrat to Citizen Zed

    Were all of his returns filled out in spanish?

    What sort of write-offs does one get for being an active member of la raza or the mexican chamber of commerce?

  • Why Gun Manufacturers are in Serious Financial Trouble (a boom is always followed by a bust)

    06/28/2015 10:09:15 AM PDT · 26 of 30
    factoryrat to E. Pluribus Unum

    The majority of firearms being manufactured in the US today are pure junk, and there is a reason for that.

    The US gave away its edge in machining technology and quality control to china and mexico. The chinese and mexicans now can produce better products with our knowledge, and at our expense.

    Doesn’t matter though, feel free to buy all of the firearms that you like. They’re all pretty much useless if you don’t have any ammunition for them, or worse, a smaller supply than you enemy.

    It all boils down to profits. The shareholders want greater returns on their investments. If the US firearms companies offshore, then profits increase.

    I’ve heard this same line here on FR countless times, for countless industries.

    So if you draw the line at firearms manufacturing being offshored, suck it, because the shareholder vote trumps you 2nd ammendment rights.

    People here chose profits over freedom, and now you have to pay the price for that loss.

    Blame it all on the bogeyman of your choice: governmemt, unions, cronies, whatever. But in the end, those industries have been lost for good, and you will most likely never get them back, because they now belong to foreign nations, and those foreign nations thank you stupid Americans for giving them the keys to the kingdom.

  • House conservatives lash out at Boehner's 'culture of punishment'

    06/22/2015 11:57:57 AM PDT · 26 of 38
    factoryrat to GIdget2004

    The republican free trader lobby WILL NOT be denied their free access to cheap foreign slave labor, American workers be damned.

    And here I thought that the democrats were the party of jim crow and the KKK. At we know where they stand. On the other hand...

    The republicans have become the party of third world labor, La Raza, and chinese communism, and would sell their wives and children to make a profit for the next quarter.

    That being said, the democrats are just as dirty, and would do the same in this deal of looting the US economy for fun and profit.

    Enjoy the ride down, because EVERYONE is going to hit the bottom hard.

  • First on CNN: Lindsey Graham to call for the Confederate Flag to come down.

    06/22/2015 11:17:59 AM PDT · 16 of 75
    factoryrat to ripnbang

    What? So he can raise the flag of mexico, the EU, or the gay rainbow flag over the state?

    Think what you will, but the Stars and Bars mean something to Southerners, just like the Stars and Stripes means something to all of us Americans.

  • Court Ruling Against Gay Marriage Could Cause Legal 'Chaos'

    06/22/2015 10:48:11 AM PDT · 15 of 45
    factoryrat to Oldeconomybuyer

    Good. Let all of the homosexuals go all crazy over this (like they already aren’t).

    A marriage is bond between a MAN, and a WOMAN, as witnessed before the eyes of God.

    NOTHING, that these godless lost soul heathens can say or do will ever change that.

  • Mexico's auto manufacturing is thriving. Production doubled in 10 years thanks to fewer tariffs

    06/22/2015 10:31:58 AM PDT · 71 of 73
    factoryrat to Alberta's Child

    That is actually a very good arguement.

    I may whine, cry, piss, and moan about the plight of the state of American industry, but what can one do to reverse to the exodus of work and technology, and the brain drain out of the US?

    How do we compete with first world knowledge, that is being paid with third world wages?

    Either you raise them to our level, or, we have to sink to their level to compete.

    Either way, at this point, the US devolves either into a chinese communist regime, a socialist mexican oligarchy, or we become the EU of the western hemisphere; weak and diluted.

  • The UN Is Conquering America through the Control of All Water ( Detroit, then .. )

    06/22/2015 10:11:50 AM PDT · 27 of 31
    factoryrat to cripplecreek

    I grew up in Michigan. You could literally throw a rock in virtually any direction, and hit a lake, pond, stream, ditch, puddle, swamp, swale, and or any soil saturated with fresh water without even trying.

    I know farmers up in the thumb who have resorted to laying down drain tiles in their fields just to get rid of the excess water.

    Try to plant sugar beets or soybeans in swamp, and you get the idea.

    In some places, the water table is so high, you can literally dig a hole two feet deep, and it will fill up with water by the end of the day.

    As far as Detroit is concerned, most of that area was once river delta. The largest cost for the city is pumping out of the lake, and maintaining the equipment, which most of it is close to a century old, or older, AND the city of Detroit has control of the water systems as far north of Port Huron. That means dozens of cities are at the mercy of the Detroit DPW for their water.

    Think of water rights in california, and that is how the water department in Detroit operates.

  • Mexico's auto manufacturing is thriving. Production doubled in 10 years thanks to fewer tariffs

    06/22/2015 9:46:26 AM PDT · 68 of 73
    factoryrat to Alberta's Child
    Bullshit! The US has lost more auto plants than are currently being built.

    Most of the “US” plants are just assembly plants, and virtually all of the feedstocks to those plants are coming from overseas suppliers, and most of those suppliers are in china.

    And the only reason the Japanese, Germans, Koreans, and the chinese set up plants in the US, is to skirt tariffs, and utilize cheap labor in the southern states.

    Why do you think so many companies want to move to texas?

    Mainly because they are moving closer to their suppliers bases in mexico, where most of the US auto industry moved to.

    All of those jobs that are in mexico were once here, now they are not.

    All of the Americans who used to have those jobs, are now unemployed.

    Now, all of the illegals and H1-B laborers are being brought in by the boatload, to supplant all of those former autoworkers who lost their jobs, and had to resort to working at McDonalds to make ends meet.

    Tell me, I don't care what you do for a living, but think about when YOU will be replaced by some foreign national, because somebody decided that you CAN be replaced by someone who WILL work cheaper than you do.

    I've worked in three different industries during my lifetime, and I've been marginalized and cast aside in every one in the quest for cheap labor.

    At the rate that we are going, we'll surpass the EU in the near future, and when TPP passes, expect the US to beat Venezuela in the race to the bottom, and mexico will be forced to keep all of the illegal Americans out of their country.

  • Students' invention offers germ-free door handle

    06/22/2015 9:17:39 AM PDT · 8 of 48
    factoryrat to Red Badger

    That is an EXCELLENT idea. I did not know that TIO2 had antimicrobial qualities. Pair that up with some (or a bunch of) UV LED’s, and we’re germ free!

    Now, expand this idea to include every surface in a bathroom or an operating room. This is the innovation that I like to see.

  • Houston district opens ‘Arabic Immersion School’ to create ‘global citizens’

    06/20/2015 9:38:24 AM PDT · 24 of 52
    factoryrat to tschatski

    I heard that texas has the highest population of muslims outside of the middle east. Not just arabs or north african immigrants as a group, but followers of islam.

  • Mexico's auto manufacturing is thriving. Production doubled in 10 years thanks to fewer tariffs

    06/20/2015 9:31:59 AM PDT · 42 of 73
    factoryrat to dennisw

    Doesn’t matter. The free trader crowd has effectively gutted the US auto industry. You got what you wanted. Now you have to figure out what to do with all of the US workers, and all of their family members, because they just didn’t disppear like you expected. The taxpayers have to support them now, because all of the service jobs and tech jobs have gone to illegals and H1-B workers.

    So if you are a free trader type, don’t whine when the feds tax the shit out of capital gains and foreign income. Someone has to pay for all of those new welfare recipients that used to be gainfully employed, and there isn’t enough left of the middle class for you to squeeze.

    The lowest 50% don’t pay any taxes, because the don’t make any money.

  • Jeb Is Right about 4 Percent Growth

    06/20/2015 9:16:53 AM PDT · 20 of 28
    factoryrat to Kaslin

    Jeb is the LaRaza lobby. Tell that POS and his ilk to go down to mexico city, and run against neito.