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  • Suicide Mission: What Boeing did to all the guys who remember how to build a plane

    04/14/2024 10:05:35 PM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 47 replies
    American Prospect ^ | March 28, 2024 | Maureen Tkacik March 28, 2024
    John Barnett had one of those bosses who seemed to spend most of his waking hours scheming to inflict humiliation upon him. He mocked him in weekly meetings whenever he dared contribute a thought, assigned a fellow manager to spy on him and spread rumors that he did not play nicely with others, and disciplined him for things like “using email to communicate” and pushing for flaws he found on planes to be fixed. “John is very knowledgeable almost to a fault, as it gets in the way at times when issues arise,” the boss wrote in one of his...
  • Israel describes Iran's 350-missile attack as a 'declaration of war' and vows more 'offensive and defensive action'

    04/14/2024 6:19:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/14/24 | Arthur Parashar, Elena Salvoni, Emily Jane Davies
    Israel has described Iran's unprecedented 350-missile attack as a 'declaration of war' and confirmed it has approved plans for 'offensive and defensive action'. The country's president Isaac Herzog insisted that Israel did not want a war but suggested they would retaliate after Iran's audacious airstrike early on Sunday. He said it was 'about time the world faces this empire of evil in Tehran' and makes it clear that its behaviour is 'unacceptable'. President Herzog told Sky News: 'It's a declaration of war... we are considering all options and I'm quite confident we will take the necessary steps to protect and...
  • House Speaker Mike Johnson says he will push for aid to Israel and Ukraine THIS WEEK

    04/14/2024 6:34:44 PM PDT · by RandFan · 65 replies
    AP ^ | April 14 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson said Sunday he will try to advance wartime aid for Israel this week as he attempts the difficult task of winning House approval for a national security package that also includes funding for Ukraine and allies in Asia. Johnson, R-La., is already under immense political pressure from his fellow GOP lawmakers as he tries to stretch between the Republican Party’s divided support for helping Kyiv defend itself from Moscow’s invasion. The Republican speaker has sat for two months on a $95 billion supplemental package that would send support to the U.S. allies, as...
  • Iran informed Turkey in advance of its operation against Israel - Turkish source

    04/14/2024 5:45:37 PM PDT · by McGruff · 39 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | APRIL 14, 2024 | REUTERS
    Iran informed Turkey in advance of its planned operation against Israel, a Turkish diplomatic source told Reuters on Sunday, adding that Washington had conveyed to Tehran via Ankara that any action it took had to be "within certain limits." The Turkish source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan had spoken to both his US and Iranian counterparts in the past week to discuss the planned Iranian operation, adding Ankara had been made aware of possible developments. Earlier this week, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke to Fidan to make clear that escalation in the...
  • NYC block turned into illicit open-air market for migrant crooks, prostitution: ‘It’s relentless’

    04/14/2024 4:30:57 PM PDT · by CFW · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/14/24 | Kevin Sheehan and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    A stretch of Jackson Heights has devolved into an illegal migrant shopping district — an unchecked open-air market where everything from women to stolen goods can be had, The Post has learned. Roosevelt Avenue near 91st Street is littered daily with migrant vendors hawking goods they ripped off from shopkeepers just steps away, while prostitutes proposition passersby at all hours — and frustrated merchants and residents say they’re helpless to do anything about it. “It’s relentless,” said Milton Reyes, who manages Mi Farmacia pharmacy on the avenue. “You should see it on Saturdays. It’s so heavy you can’t even step...
  • Murders down up to 20% in some major US cities — including NYC: ‘Very positive trends’

    04/14/2024 2:09:29 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 71 replies
    Nypost ^ | 04/14/2024 | Jorge Fitz Simmon
    Murders have dropped by up to 20% in some major US cities — including the Big Apple — so far this year, according to a new report. New York City has seen a 15% dip in killings in the first three months of 2024 compared to the same period last year, the Wall Street Journal said. The five boroughs had 88 murders in that time period, a significant dip over the 104 in 2023, the outlet said.
  • Denver To Defund Police, Fire Dept In Order To Fund Services And Housing For Illegal ‘Newcomers’

    04/14/2024 11:40:30 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 67 replies
    OAN ^ | 4/14/2024 | Brooke Mallory
    Denver intends to defund its police force and fire department in order to better support those illegally entering the U.S. through a program that provides a monthly debit card based on family size, free housing, “access to language instruction, career pathway explorations, industry-recognized credential training, and work-based learning opportunities.”
  • NEVER FORGET: Joe Biden Gifted Iran with Over $80 Billion Since Entering the White House

    04/14/2024 10:22:43 AM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 21 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 14, 2024 | Jim Hoft
    In November 2023, the Joe Biden administration extended a sanctions waiver that allows Iran to collect another $10 billion in funds to assist the mullahs in funding their military operations in the region. This comes one week after Iranian-backed Houthis attempted to shoot down a US drone in the region and one month after Iran-backed Hamas terrorists slaughtered 1,300 Jews in Israel and took another 240 Jews hostage. It was the deadliest attack on Jews since World War II. Joe Biden ignored the massacre to open the door and help Iran bring in another $10 billion in the next few...
  • An equation to understand America’s financial woes: And it’s not a hard one, either

    04/14/2024 8:35:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/14/2024 | Jay Davidson
    An equation to understand the current confusion: National debt = issuance of Treasury bonds = printing dollars (Q.E.), and increasing the supply of money = federal spending. Therefore, national debt = federal spending. It’s the principle of equivalency. All those who work for a living, and who make their own way, pay this debt. The recipients of this spending, like welfare and entitlement beneficiaries and federal subsidies like E.V. credits, ride on the effort of those who work. Corporations don’t pay debt; they increase the price of their products and pass it along to buyers. Bottom line: Every citizen bears...
  • Wayne County (NY) offers new funding for landlords to meet housing standards

    04/14/2024 5:46:48 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 7 replies
    fingerlakes1.com ^ | 4/13/24 | Staff Report
    Wayne County is rolling out a new round of funding to assist landlords with small-scale properties in meeting federal housing standards. The initiative, explained by County Economic Development Director Brian Pincelli, is a collaboration between the county, The Housing Council at PathStone, and both the Newark and Geneva Housing Authorities. This effort aims to support landlords who manage fewer than 15 units in upgrading their properties to comply with Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program inspections and health and safety regulations. The program was designed in response to a 2021 affordable housing study that highlighted the necessity for maintaining affordable...
  • Biden asks Ukraine not to attack Russian refineries

    04/14/2024 1:09:04 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 56 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/4/24
    The USA has called for Ukraine not to attack Russian refineries despite Russia's widespread offensive against several energy facilities in Ukraine. The Department of Defense has warned that such an attack could bring another spike in fuel prices worldwide. Michaelo Podoliak, advisor to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy, claimed that such facilities were legitimate military targets. In a recent interview, he also claimed that such an attack was not only legitimate but desirable on a worldwide level in order to weaken Russia's hold on the energy lobby. “Ukraine must destroy Russia's refineries. They have no impact on worldwide pricing, and are...
  • U.S. Drug shortages hit record high, pharmacists warn

    04/13/2024 8:57:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04/13/2024 | Mary Kekatos
    Drug shortages have reached an all-time high in the United States, pharmacists are warning.During the first three months of 2024, there were 323 active medication shortages, according to American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and Utah Drug Information Service. Previously, the record high was 320 shortages in 2014.This ASHP started tracking shortages in 2001.MORE: Patients, health care providers face shortages of critical drugs, Senate report finds"All drug classes are vulnerable to shortage," Dr. Paul Abramowitz, CEO of ASHP, said in a statement. "Some of the most worrying shortages involve generic sterile injectable medications, including cancer chemotherapy drugs and emergency medications...
  • Iran Attacks Israel: Hundreds of Missiles Launched, Most Intercepted; Israel Vows Response

    Sirens sound across Israel's north, south, Jerusalem and West Bank ■ IDF: Over 200 missiles, drones launched from Iran, most intercepted; army base in southern Israel sustained minor damage ■ U.S., U.K. and Jordan reportedly intercept drones ■ IDF deploys GPS jamming ■ Israeli war, security cabinets convened ■ Israel intensifies emergency guidelines, shuts down schools and large gatherings U.S. Embassy in Israel directs U.S. government employees to take shelter until further notice Israeli cabinet members authorize Netanyahu, Gallant and Gantz to make decisions on response to Iran's attack IDF: Residents of northern Golan, Nevatim, Dimona, Beer Sheva, Eilat no...
  • Biden Turns on Ukraine, Too

    04/13/2024 10:31:43 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | April 10, 2024 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    This week, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin all but confirmed a blockbuster report in the Financial Times from late March indicating that the Biden administration was prepared to sacrifice Ukraine’s battlefield objectives if they imperiled his own reelection prospects. In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Austin scolded Ukraine for executing long-range attacks on Russian oil refineries. “Ukraine is better served in going after tactical and operational targets that can directly influence the current fight,” the Pentagon chief said. But Austin gave away the game when he fretted that Ukrainian drone attacks on Russian infrastructure “could have a knock-on effect.
  • Elon Musk And Javier Milei Meet In Texas, Speak About Boost Of Free Markets

    04/13/2024 11:02:09 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 9 replies
    One America News ^ | April 13, 2024 | Abril Elfi
    Space X CEO Elon Musk and Argentinian President Javier Milei have met in Texas and spoke about working together to promote free markets and potential lithium projects. President Javier Milei’s chief spokesperson said that during their visit to Tesla’s Austin headquarters, the two talked about a range of issues, including the need to boost declining birth rates globally and the pursuit of technological advancement while upholding “liberty.” Musk has previously expressed his admiration for Milei’s unabashed support of private enterprise as well as his distaste for what he considers to be socialist excesses.
  • Squatter sublets NYC apartment while owing ‘betrayed’ landlord $72K in rent

    04/13/2024 10:56:58 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Nypost ^ | 04/13/2024 | Matthew Sedacca
    A crafty squatter bilked his landlord of at least $72,000 in rent for his Lower East Side apartment — then made tens of thousands in profit by subletting the unit, the owner charges. For three years, computer programmer Thor Boucher hasn’t paid a cent of his bargain-rate $2,000-a-month, two-bedroom, one-bathroom Essex Street pad, claiming he didn’t have to because the building was noisy and shook, according to landlord Ed Yau and Manhattan Civil Court documents. The alleged freeloader had no qualms renting the space out, though, charging as much as $1950 per room monthly since November 2021 on platforms including...
  • After Taking Over 3rd Largest Radio Network, Soros Plots to Take 2nd Largest | It's not a coincidence that this is happening right before an election.

    04/13/2024 10:04:10 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | April 13, 2024 | Daniel Greenfield
    In February, we reported that Soros was about to take over the third-largest broadcaster in the country, Audacy, along with its stations. After Audacy was forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Soros Fund Management bought hundreds of millions of its debt for 50 cents on the dollar and under a bankruptcy agreement will become its largest shareholder with a potential impact on much of the country and its politics.Audacy claims to be able to reach 200 million people across the range of its properties which include sports, music and talk radio stations, as well as a large digital platform,...
  • Which States Cost the Most in Taxes Over a Lifetime?

    04/13/2024 9:02:49 AM PDT · by bitt · 23 replies
    https://www.cpapracticeadvisor.com/ ^ | 4/5/2024 | Jason Bramwell
    New Jersey residents will pay the most in lifetime taxes, and people in West Virginia will pay the least, according to a Self Financial study. Earlier this week WalletHub released a study that shows which states’ residents have the highest and lowest tax burden, measured as the proportion of total personal income that residents pay toward state and local taxes. Another study released this week, from credit-building platform Self Financial, analyzed the lifetime cost of tax in the U.S. The study looks at how much tax the average person is estimated to pay in each state throughout their lifetime. According...
  • Bidenflation Soars To 18.8%, Squeezing Americans

    04/13/2024 8:42:26 AM PDT · by CFW · 13 replies
    Tippinsights ^ | 4/13/24 | Editorial Board
    We are in an election year. President Biden, a seasoned politician, has failed miserably in tackling inflation and is now attempting to shift blame for "Bidenflation" onto Trump, a move even noted by The New York Times, which dubbed it Biden's Plan B. Commenting on the latest CPI release, President Biden said: We’re better situated than we were when we took office where we— inflation was skyrocketing. And we have a plan to deal with it, whereas the opposition — my opposition talks about two things. They just want to cut taxes for the wealthy and raise taxes on other...
  • State Funding to Support Geneva (NY) Apartment Project

    04/13/2024 5:17:30 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 22 replies
    fingerlakesdailynews.com ^ | 4/13/24 | News Staff
    The state is awarding just over $15 million in bonds and subsidies for a project that will create 78 affordable homes in Ontario County. Sunlight Lane Apartments in Geneva will be for low-and-moderate low-income households. The net-zero development will be fully electric and feature rooftop solar panels. The financing is allocated through the New York State Homes and Community Renewal program.