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  • San Francisco, solid blue city of -- empty storefronts and missing young people

    01/12/2020 9:59:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2020 | Monica Showalter
    San Francisco is getting to be a hellhole and not just because crooks are having a field day, or a vast homeless army has prompted new tech 'innovations' in poop-map apps. It's actually becoming a city with a hollowed out look, redolent of some place like Steubenville, Ohio or maybe Utica, New York, during the bad years, empty storefronts and missing young people. So much for the trope that leftwing cities, with their walkable boulevards full of food trucks, handmade crafts, knitting shops, bookstores, artisan cheese shops, gourmet restaurants, and cafes are more lively and liveable than rightwing places. For awhile, that did seem to...
  • In a theme park parking lot at night, a worker sleeps in her car.

    12/05/2019 6:35:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 67 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 5, 2019 | Chabeli Herrera
    Youre not supposed to see them like this, their polyester prince costumes unbuttoned and backpacks hanging from the shoulders of their colonial period dresses. Flip flops on, lunch boxes in hand, legions of workers stream into an employee parking lot at Walt Disney World, weary from another shift of making magic at the worlds busiest theme park. This is the place where the pixie dust loses its sparkle. Its where the low-wage workers who power Orlandos tourism machine leave the attractions, hotels and eateries and fade into a community that doesnt have enough affordable housing, public transportation or opportunities in...
  • How Big Government Hurts Women

    11/18/2019 10:10:38 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    PragerU ^ | November 18, 2019 | Carrie Lukas, Independent Women's Forum
    Government-mandated employee perks might sound like a good way to help out working women, but, in reality, these programs do more harm than good. European women are already paying the price, and American women might be next. Carrie Lukas, President of Independent Womens Forum, explains how keeping the government out of the workplace goes a long way toward keeping women in it. For more information on Independent Women's Forum visit IWF.org
  • In Florida, 99% of companies pay no corporate income tax with lawmakers blessing | Special Report

    11/14/2019 6:50:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 13, 2019 | Jason Garcia
    EBay Inc., the online auction company with 180 million buyers around the world, earned $34 million of profit in Florida in 2014, according to state auditors. At Floridas official corporate income tax rate of 5.5 percent, eBay should have paid more than $1.8 million in state taxes -- enough money to hire 40 new teachers. But records show eBay actually paid $18,810 -- not even enough to hire one. Its not an isolated example. Auditors say Sanofi Pasteur Inc., one of the worlds largest vaccine manufacturers, earned an estimated $55 million of profits in Florida between 2008 and 2013 --...
  • In Lansing, History Project Honors Memories of a Neighborhood Lost to Highway Construction

    07/07/2019 4:57:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Next City ^ | June 28, 2019 | Emily Nonko
    In 1965, Mary Jane McGuire, her husband Cyril and their three children received a letter from the Michigan State Highway Department. It informed them that their Lansing home, where the family had lived for the past decade, would be demolished to make way for construction of Interstate 496. The letter was followed by an offer of federal dollars to purchase their property, a number the McGuires felt was far below its actual value. The couples initial refusal to accept the offer meant they were one of the final families of their African-American neighborhood to be displaced for construction of the...
  • IBM Unveils World's First Quantum Computer That Businesses Can Use

    01/09/2019 6:25:05 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/09/18 | Rosalie Chan
    For many years, quantum computers have been within only the confines of the research lab. On Tuesday, though, IBM unveiled the IBM Q System One, billed as the first-ever quantum computer designed for businesses to put to their own use though the company is clear that this is only the first step toward a broader revolution. Quantum computing is considered one of the most promising early-stage technologies out there today. That's because quantum computers can process exponentially more data and have the potential to completely transform entire industries. For example, they could streamline aerospace and military systems, calculate risk...
  • American money flowing back into America [Record $300 billion First Quarter]

    06/26/2018 6:28:46 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Fox Business ^ | June 26, 2018 | Suzanne O'Halloran
    Despite President Trump's tit-for-tat trade barbs, Americas CEOs are not wasting anytime in taking advantage of his tax reform plan. Over $300 billion was repatriated to the U.S. in the first quarter, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) -- the most on record. U.S. firms that used to build their factories overseas in order to avoid U.S. taxes, they stopped in their tracks because of the tax bill, they are bringing all the money home, said Kevin Hassett, chair of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, during an interview on FOX Business Varney & Co. in June.
  • Gun store owner says Weber City bridge construction hurting her business

    12/10/2017 10:17:53 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Kingsport Times-News ^ | December 8, 2017 | Holly Viers
    GATE CITY As construction on the Route 23 bridges in Weber City continues, one small business owner has voiced concerns about the effect its having on her profits. Mary Murphy, owner of Gold & Guns in Weber City, told the Scott County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday that her business has declined noticeably over the past year or so. Though she attributes some of that decline to the lingering effects of the last recession, she believes the construction and its estimated completion time of summer 2019 is the main problem. I do believe that summer of 2019...
  • Black Lives Matter Calls For a BlackXmas to Protest White Capitalism and Trump

    12/01/2017 10:11:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 74 replies
    MRC TV ^ | November 30, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    The Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter is calling for people to resist “white capitalism” and President Trump by only buying from black businesses during the holiday season. On Sunday, the allegedly official Black Lives Matter-LA Twitter account posted that they are “dreaming of a #BlackXmas” that involves people withholding their “dollars from White capitalism” and, instead, spending that money in the black community: We’re dreaming of a #BlackXmas...where folks withhold dollars from White capitalism and use resources to #BuildBlackCommunity. Instead of spending, DONATE to a Black organization as a holiday gift for your loved ones or #BuyBlack. Go...
  • Hogans idea to widen Washington-area highways to add toll lanes has hit barriers before

    11/15/2017 10:34:02 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 21, 2017 | Katherine Shaver
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogans proposal to add toll lanes to three of the most congested highways in the Washington suburbs reaches beyond similar proposals that stalled over the years after being deemed too expensive or disruptive to adjacent communities. Hogans $9 billion plan would add four toll lanes each to Marylands portion of the Capital Beltway (I-495) and to I-270 from the Beltway to Frederick. It would also widen the Baltimore-Washington Parkway by four toll lanes. The project would be built using a public-private partnership in what Hogan (R) has said would be the largest such deal for highways in...
  • The Developing Gig Economy:Freelancers Predicted to Become the US Workforce Majority Within a Decade

    11/08/2017 12:42:47 PM PST · by davikkm · 38 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    In mid-October, Upwork, a global freelancing platform where businesses and individual freelance workers connect and collaborate online, released the results of a new study on the gig economy, in conjunction with Freelancers Union, titled Freelancing in America: 2017 the most comprehensive measure of the U.S. independent workforce. This is the fourth annual study of the 57.3 million American freelance workers, which amounts to 36 percent of the U.S. workforce. This chunk of the worlds top economy contributes around $1.4 trillion per year, an almost 30 percent increase year-over-year, per Upworks report. The amazing takeaway from the worlds largest freelancing...
  • Rascovar: Hogan, king of the road(s)

    10/15/2017 5:16:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Maryland Reporter ^ | September 24, 2017 | Barry Rascovar
    Gov. Larry Hogan never met a highway project he didnt like. Hes a 1950s type of politician solve all the states transportation gridlock and congestion by paving the countryside with lanes of new concrete.Hes got a $9 billion plan that is a lollapalooza: Let construction giants build and pay for toll lanes on the Capital Beltway and the busy I-270 corridor from the beltway to Frederick 70 miles of exclusive Lexus lanes and let those companies reap the toll rewards so they can recoup a staggering $7.6 billion investment (the actual cost is likely to be substantially...
  • U.S. Christians' alarming choice: Betray faith or close your businesses

    09/27/2017 12:14:06 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    WND ^ | 09/26/2017 | Greg Corombos
    'These laws are telling people to either toe the line or get out of the marketplace' The lawyers for the Christian owners of a Minnesota video-services company are firing back after a federal judge there called the couples efforts to limit their wedding work to heterosexual couples akin to a White Applicants Only sign. Carl and Angel Larsen operate Telescope Media, a video business that the Larsens want to include wedding videos. But they have a problem in the recently amended Minnesota Human Rights Act, which forbids businesses to treat people differently based upon race, color, national origin, sex, disability...
  • Cultural Innovation District To Bloom Below Interstate 10

    09/14/2017 8:14:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    progrss ^ | September 10, 2017 | progrss Newsroom
    People in New Orleans, Louisiana, have been voicing their discontent about the intrusion of the Interstate 10, or I-10, Freeway in their lives ever since it was completed in 1990. After years of debating and studying, they are ready to repair the damage it has caused with what they are calling a Cultural Innovation District. The community will not remove the Interstate since the city cannot afford it, and in the end, the cost of removing it wouldn’t measure up to its value, according to studies conducted. As a result, the city and designers decided to meet halfway and resurrect...
  • Certification to bid on I-74 jobs takes about 90 days (disadvantaged businesses)

    08/15/2017 11:14:44 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Moline Dispatch-Argus ^ | July 31, 2017 | Gerold Shelton
    MOLINE -- Building the new Interstate 74 bridge will take years, but certification to bid on the jobs building it should only take about 90 days. The Illinois Department of Transportation held a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise certification and supportive services workshop Monday evening at the Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St. At the workshop, officials from IDOT shared information on how those who are in presumed disadvantaged groups can bid on contracts associated with the project. To qualify for DBE certification, the business owner must have a personal net worth of less than $1.32 million. Engineering consulting businesses must average...
  • Businesses worry street beautification project could affect their operations

    03/27/2017 7:43:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Boulder City Review ^ | March 22, 2017 | Celia Shortt Goodyear
    Boulder City is planning a beautification project for Nevada Highway, and several local merchants are concerned with how it could affect their businesses. As part of the Boulder City Parkway complete street project, the plan is to widen the sidewalks, create bike lanes, improve pedestrian and bike crossings, improve the median, and create bus turnouts from Gingerwood Street to Buchanan Boulevard. All these additions will take away space from the businesses along that portion of the roadway. Chris Gatlin, owner of Woodchucks, is concerned about the lack of space hell have once the sidewalk and road are widened. Woodchucks, at...
  • Businesses Think They Can Dictate to National Government on Immigration Measures

    03/20/2017 12:15:01 PM PDT · by davikkm · 1 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    In yet another sign of impending Statism/Corporatism, businesses are appealing to national governments to relax immigration rules in an effort to increase their profits. Corporations dont have children who need a school place, they dont have elderly relatives waiting for a hospital bed; they dont live in communities that are slowly being segregated and destroyed. They are concerned with profits, and as such care not for the adverse effects of mass immigration. Prt a Manger is a designer sandwich shop that is a worldwide chain that made 676 million in 2015, and profits were up 14.5% to 84 million. This...
  • Want to know why US businesses are losing? Ask the World Bank

    12/26/2016 2:40:49 PM PST · by 198ml · 15 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 12/26/16 | John Gray
    On Monday, Bret Stephens wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal called Doomed to Stagnate. The article was predicated on a little-known annual survey by the World Bank known as Doing Business, a document that ranks the business climate of nearly every nation around the world. Most Americans might expect the largest capitalist economy in the world, the United States, to lead the pack but theyd be wrong. In fact, most Americans might be surprised to learn that not only are we not on top, but we have become less economically competitive in the world since Obama took...
  • Consumers, businesses, and CEOs are all loving life since Trump's election

    12/08/2016 9:39:52 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 15 replies
    Business Insider via AOL ^ | Dec 8th 2016 | Bob Bryan
    Americans from all corners of the economy seem to be enjoying the conditions a lot more since the election of Donald Trump. Nearly every measure of consumer, business, or executive confidence has gained in the month since the election according to Michelle Meyer, chief US economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. "The data clearly show that consumers, investors, and business CEOs have all become more optimistic since the election," wrote Meyer in a note to clients on Thursday. Everything from regional manufacturing indexes to consumer confidence surveys to investor sentiment have ticked up since November 8. The only survey...
  • Group 'boycott list' of Pittsburgh Trump-supporting businesses (Pittsburgh hit list)

    11/23/2016 1:45:46 AM PST · by surroundedbyblue · 32 replies
    WTAE Pittsburgh ^ | November 22, 2016 | Beau Berman
    A spreadsheet circulating on social media encourages people to boycott a list of Pittsburgh businesses with ownership, which may support President-elect Donald Trump. The list was created by Liana Maneese who said she was inspired after seeing a list of national businesses to boycott. "It's not just Trump supporters. It's rather what they stand for. Deeply seated fear that fuels the oppression and hatred of any group different than themselves," said Maneese.