Saturday, February 27, 2016

Even More Pratt And Whitney Screw Ups.....Enjoy.....

More Pratt And Whitney Manufacturing screw ups.  

Send the work overseas......Pay the price.

Pratt & Whitney (UTX.N) has suffered a fresh problem during testing of new aircraft engines for the Airbus A320neo

The problem occurred when an oil pump failed after an engine had been deliberately shut down in flight and left to turn with the natural airflow, a process known as "windmilling" which is designed to ensure an aircraft can fly on only one engine.

"We found a bearing had seized within the main oil pump. We have never seen that anywhere in flight tests,"   (YOU DON'T SAY......)

Pratt & Whitney is carrying out an internal investigation into the problem which happened about two weeks ago. Early signs point to a manufacturing fault in the broken part  (WHAT COUNTRY MANUFACTURED THE PART? NEVER MIND.....DON'T TELL ME.....I CAN GUESS.)

"In this particular case, we haven't seen it before but we study it carefully to make sure we understand the root cause because our objective is always for the engine to perform flawlessly."  (THE ROOT CAUSE IS THE PEOPLE OVERSEAS MAKING THE PARTS DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HECK THEY ARE DOING......BUT THEY ARE CHEAPER.)

Although described as routine, the latest snag comes as the latest version of Airbus's A320 family remains under scrutiny in the wake of earlier problems with its new Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan engines.  (PRATT AND WHITNEY SNAGS ARE NOW CALLED "ROUTINE".  I CAN BELIEVE THAT.)

The engines also face a problem with engine software sending erroneous messages to the cockpit, adding to the workload before the plane can take off. In the worst case scenario, such problems could force airlines to use an extra pilot,  (WHERE WAS THE CRAPPY SOFTWARE CODED?  NEVER MIND.....DON'T TELL ME....I CAN GUESS.)

China Gloating About Tracking The F-22

China is gloating that they can track our top of the line F-22 Fighters.
This is what happens when you let China hack all your Government and private sector computers.
This is what happens when you take all your manufacturing secrets, and send them over to China to save money on Labor costs.
Eventually they figure out all the secrets and then there are no secrets.
400 Million dollars (Per plane) to build an invisible plane and it is all for nothing.
China's military said its latest radars can track U.S. stealth fighters, including the F-22 Raptor
China's People's Liberation Army said it had identified F-22s of unknown origin flying over the East China Sea
Yin Zhuo, a former Chinese Navy officer and military expert, told China's CCTV that Lockheed Martin's F-22 Raptor cannot always evade radar detection.
China has developed an upgraded version of the Chinese Phased Array Radar, and its KJ-2000 and KJ-500 airborne early warning and control systems
Yin said that although the F-22 has outstanding stealth capabilities, because of its large size, multiple radar can track the aircraft from different directions.
China's populist tabloid Global Times reported various radars were being developed at an accelerated pace and will add to the military's detection capabilities that include the JY-26, with a surveillance range of 310 miles, and the long-range surveillance radar JY-27 VHF.
China's claims are credible, according to defense expert Dave Majundar.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Everyone Wants Bernie...Unfortunately In A Democracy That Means Little......

All the polls show the same thing.
Most Democrats want Bernie Sanders.
Unfortunately if you look at the Delegate totals they show something different. They show what the establishment wants. The establishment wants the status Quo. The Status Quo is Hillary. That is why Hillary has a commanding lead.
Our country needs to decide if we are really going to be a democracy. If we are going to be a democracy then this electoral system needs to be overhauled. What you see today is not a democracy. Not even close.
A second national poll now shows that Senator Bernie Sanders has taken the lead over Hillary Clinton.
a FOX News poll found that Sanders has the support of 47 percent of likely Democratic voters compared to 44 percent for Hillary Clinton.
a new Reuters tracking poll shows that Sanders has pulled ahead of Clinton 47.3 percent to 43.9 percent.
Reporters continue to ask Bernie Sanders if he is dropping out of the race after he lost the caucuses in Nevada last Saturday. This is a little odd since Bernie Sanders has actually won the popular vote by 51,000 votes thus far.

Yankee Tickets Only For Full Price.....

Capitalism is the best…….
Free Markets are the Best…….
Get rid of regulations……..
Let the Free Markets decide……
That is unless the free markets decide to drive down the price of Yankee tickets. Then forget about free markets. Then they need to put regulations in place to make sure cheap Yankee tickets can’t happen.
You will play full price or you won’t go.
When the Yankees wanted to save money on printing tickets they made you print them. It didn’t save you any money either. Better to use your paper and your ink. But then you started reselling your tickets on stub hub, which killed the demand for their high priced tickets.
Why spend $185.00 on a ticket when you can spend $20.00 and still go to all the same games. The Yankees didn’t like that one bit. So now they don’t want you to print your tickets anymore. They want to control your ability to resell. Yankee regulations are now being put in your way.
So next time you hear a Billionaire (or a corporation) tell you about the awesomeness of free markets…….Well just put up your middle finger and aim it right at them. They are full o sh*t.
Free Markets are only a great thing if it benefits them. If Free markets benefit you well then they need to be stopped.

Pratt And Whitney Engines Disappointing Clients.....

This month Pratt and Whitney opened a brand new manufacturing facility in Singapore. It was all back slapping and smiles as they celebrated the opening.
The new plant will make critical parts for Pratt and Whitney’s brand new state of the art engine (The geared Turbo Fan). This latest overseas plant follows their trend of moving more and more work overseas.
Hiring people overseas saves money. It is all good. Except the engines suck.
Airbus has a brand new air plane they were trying to deliver with Pratt and Whitney’s new engines.
Unfortunately The engines have so many problems the first client refused to accept the planes. Give us any engines other than Pratt’s.
Since Pratt would rather save money (and deliver crap) than deliver a good product the clients do not want them.
Good! Makes me happy. I hope the trend of angry clients continue.
As the angry customers refused sub par Pratt engines……The president of Pratt and Whitney unexpectedly retired. Wonder why?
Pratt insists their engines are not crap and they will fix all the problems. They just won’t be able to fix them this month, or next month, or the month after that……but at some point later this year everything will be fixed. Stay tuned.
Qatar Airways threatened to cancel an order for Pratt & Whitney engines for a fleet of Airbus narrow-body jets on Tuesday, saying the newly developed powerplants had "a lot of problems".
Asked at the Singapore Airshow to describe his concerns, Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said: "There are a lot of things wrong with A320neo, with the engines. So we have refused to accept those airplanes.
"Let me be very clear: it is not the fault of Airbus. Airbus has delivered all their part, and as you know, no airplane can fly without an engine. And they have huge issues with the engine,"
"I don't want to get into the detail but Qatar Airways will not accept an aircraft with those engines unless they are very much corrected. Otherwise we have no alternative but to look at an alternate engine supply."
Pratt & Whitney has acknowledged teething problems on the engine but says they do not affect its 15-percent fuel savings. (THAT IS RIGHT….WHEN THE ENGINE IS IN A CRATE IT HARDLY USES ANY FUEL AT ALL. IT IS IMPRESSIVE.)
"We will not cancel the A320neo order. Our relations with Airbus are very strong. We have full confidence in the neo programme but yes, we could cancel the entire Pratt & Whitney order," Al Baker told reporters.
"According to them, they're on the way to correct these issues, but I have no confidence unless I see it really happen." (I HAVE NO CONFIDENCE EITHER. NONE.)
Pratt & Whitney officials could not immediately be reached for comment. (THEY WERE BUSY HIDING…..HOPING THE FOLKS IN SINGAPORE FIGURE SOMETHING OUT.)

Oceans Rise Most In 28 Centuries.....

Can’t wait to hear all the Republican solutions during the next debate.
If you have an alcohol problem you should make a drinking game during the next Republican debate. You can only drink when you hear a candidate discuss (or acknowledge) the climate change problem.
Guaranteed you won’t touch a drop all night. You will be cured in no time.
The oceans are rising faster than at any point in the last 28 centuries, and human emissions of greenhouse gases are primarily responsible
flooding that is starting to make life miserable in many coastal towns — like Miami Beach; Norfolk, Va.; and Charleston, S.C. — was largely a consequence of those emissions, and that it is likely to grow worse in coming years.
scientists confirmed previous estimates, but with a larger data set, that if global emissions continue at a high rate over the next few decades, the ocean could rise as much as three or four feet by 2100,
Experts say the situation will grow far worse in the 22nd century and beyond, likely requiring the abandonment of many of the world’s coastal cities.
“I think we can definitely be confident that sea-level rise is going to continue to accelerate if there’s further warming, which inevitably there will be,”
Largely because of human emissions, global temperatures have jumped by about 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit since the 19th century. Land ice has started to melt all over the planet, and seawater is expanding as it absorbs heat. The seas are rising at what appears to be an accelerating pace, lately reaching a rate of about a foot per century.

Friday, February 19, 2016

25,000 Employees get Laid Off....CEO gets 18 MILLION......

These falling oil prices are just a tragedy.
The carnage is everywhere. Nobody is left unscathed......
Well nobody except the CEO.
The CEO still made $18,000,000.00.
But he earned that money. You think it is easy laying off 20% of a company. It leaves you feeling just empty inside.
Luckily $18,000,000.00 tends to help that a little bit. I mean on one hand you have employee after employee walking out the door with their lives in ruin........but then you turn around and sitting on the table is $18,000,000.00.....All for you.
Wow Wee.... You can't really help but to smile. Life is good.
Uh Oh another employee is coming in to get the ax.....Quick put on your sad/serious face.

Donald Trumps Many Failures.....He Hopes You Don't Remember.....

It is pretty incredible that Donald Trump is still leading the Republican Race.
Really it shows how completely fed up everyone is with established candidates.
But there are people who truly believe Trump will fix the US economy with his brilliant business mind.
While it is true Trump has made lots of money (It easier to do when you inherit millions from your dad) he also presided over lots of failures. Those failures were his alone.
Perhaps you don’t remember all the Trump failures….. so lets review.
There was the USFL football league. You don’t remember the USFL? That is because it failed. Trump was a big reason why it failed.
There were Trump Airlines. You don’t remember trump airlines? That is because it failed.
There was Trump Vodka. You don’t remember Trump Vodka? That is because it failed.
There was Trump Magazine? You don’t remember Trump Magazine? That is because it failed.
There was the Trump Board Game? You don’t remember playing the Trump Board game? That is because it failed.
There was Trump Mortgage? Did you ever refinance with Trump Mortgage? Nobody else did either. That is why it failed.
There were Trump Steaks. Kinda like Omaha Steaks but nobody bought any. That is why it failed.
There was Trump University. Did you ever get a degree from Trump University? Nobody else did either. That is why it failed.
There was Trump Ice (Bottled Water). You never bought any Trump Ice? Nobody else did either. That is why it failed.
There was Go You never went there to plan your vacation? Nobody else went there either. That is why it failed.
There is the Trump Steak House in Las Vegas. Did you ever eat there? You will probably be glad if you didn’t. It was closed down in 2012 for having 51 health code violations. It did reopen though. You better get there fast (If you want to try it) before the health department shows up again.
There are the Trump Entertainment Resorts. They are still around but they have filed for Bankruptcy protection 4 times. Have you filed for bankruptcy protection 4 times? Well then Trump has you beat.
Time and again Donald Trump has told you the Trump name is gold. But history shows us this is not really true.
I hope you have enjoyed reminiscing on Donald Trumps many failures. I am sure once he gets his hands on the entire US Economy the results will be much better.

Justice Scalia's Free Vacation.....

The best government money can buy……Even in the Supreme Court.
Normally you wouldn’t find out about a Supreme Court Justice getting a fancy VIP trip paid for by others. The only reason you get to find out this time is because Justice Scalia died while on the trip.
So now the media gets to shine a flashlight into the corners. Next time he should plan that better so nobody finds out about the questionable behavior.
the associate justice was on a hunting trip at the 30,000-acre luxury resort of John B. Poindexter, owner of J.B. Poindexter & Co., a Houston manufacturing firm.
The Supreme Court last year declined to hear a case involving an age-discrimination lawsuit against Poindexter's company.
Scalia wasn't charged for his stay
"He was an invited guest, along with a friend."
Scalia presumably would've noted the event on his expense report, but such reports don't detail who is involved with events alongside justices. If Scalia had survived the trip, Poindexter's involvement would likely have gone unnoticed.
This isn't the first time Scalia has forgone the Caesar's-wife appearance of extreme propriety for a good hunting trip.
In 2004 Scalia joined Dick Cheney at a private camp in southern Louisiana while Cheney was the subject of a lawsuit over his energy task force.
Legal experts questioned whether Scalia ought to be shooting game with a man he might be forced to convict. In response, Scalia said only, "I do not think my impartiality could reasonably be questioned." He also filed a 21-page argument detailing why he refused to sit out the case. The quail have declined to comment.

Yahoo Needs Advice.....

Marissa Meyers gets paid $42,000,000.00 to LEAD Yahoo.
Since she is incapable of leading she has hired outside advisors to tell her what to do.
What the outside advisors are going to tell her to do is go hammer a for sales sign into the front lawn. For some reason she is too stupid to know how to do that on her own.
She needs advisors to “explore options”. The options are simple. Come up with a product or service that people will give you money for….. or sell the company. Those are the options. Unfortunately she can’t come up with any original ideas…..She has made that clear. And she can’t figure out how to sell her sinking company either.
Looks like she is well worth all the money she is “earning”.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Global Economy Not Working Out So Good......

They tell us we are in a Global economy.
They tell us Future sales growth will not be coming from America…….. it will be coming from the rest of the world.
They tell us it makes sense to have the jobs in the rest of the world because that is where the growth will be.
So lets see if that is true……..
Operating income in Wal-Mart's international business fell 19 percent (NOT GOOD)
115 store closures in Latin America (NOT GOOD)
tough market conditions in China (NOT GOOD), the United Kingdom (NOT GOOD) and Brazil. (NOT GOOD)
E-commerce sales rose 8 percent, excluding currency moves. A solid performance in the United States (GOOD) offset struggles in Brazil (NOT GOOD) and other international markets (NOT GOOD), the company said.
(Perhaps my glasses are dirty but I am not seeing where the “Global Economy” is really where the future growth is. Looks to me like the Global Economy is a complete fraud.)
(See this is the problem you get when half the wealth of the world resides with only 62 people. Those 62 Billionaires do not shop at Walmart….or Sears…...
So if the wealth does not get spread around….. and most of the people end up with no money…… and a hand full of people end up with all the money ……then the global economy eventually grinds to a halt. That is where we are all heading. Do you like it?)

Zika Virus is the Cover Up....Monsanto is the Problem.....

Brazilian babies are being born with smaller heads (microcephaly) .
They are trying to blame the abnormality on Zika Virus.
The real issue is probably Monsanto. They put Monsanto chemicals into the drinking water to prevent mosquitos. Those Chemicals might be the real reason for the birth defects.
See if they blame a virus then nobody can be sued. If they blame the chemicals than big corporations could be sued. So you can see why they were quick to blame the virus.
a larvicide added to drinking water to stop the development of mosquito larvae in drinking water tanks—has caused the birth defects.
the pesticide, known by its commercial name SumiLarv, is manufactured by Sumitomo Chemical, a Japanese subsidiary of Monsanto.
in 2014, the Brazilian Ministry of Health introduced pyriproxyfen to drinking-water reservoirs in the state of Pernambuco, where the proliferation of the Zika-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquito is very high.
“Malformations detected in thousands of children from pregnant women living in areas where the Brazilian state added pyriproxyfen to drinking water is not a coincidence
Previous Zika epidemics did not cause birth defects in newborns, despite infecting 75 percent of the population in those countries,” the paper said. “Also, in other countries such as Colombia there are no records of microcephaly; however, there are plenty of Zika cases.”

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Lack Of Gun Control = Dead Cops

The right winger (Fox News crowd) is upset that police officers are getting gunned down at an alarming rate.  They can't believe Obama isn't doing anything about it.  

Numerous times Obama tried to get tighter gun control in the United States and every time the Right wing (Fox News crowd) has shaken there head in defiance.  There will be no new gun control of any kind.  

Their advise to protect against getting shot is to arm yourself with a  gun.  Guns provide the best protection.  Guns = Safety.  But last I checked police officers do carry guns and yet they have proven useless in preventing cop after cop from being gunned down.

If the right wing (Fox News crowd) is going to deny the American public common sense gun control....... then they can just shut up about all the dead police officers.  Dead Police officers are the direct result of the lack of gun control.  That is what the right wingers wanted and that is what they got.  Don't complain about it now because nobody wants to hear it.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Carrier Air Conditioning Jobs....Today in Indiana.....Soon In Mexico.

As Obama is working overtime to convince Congress to pass The Trans Pacific Trade Agreement it is important for everyone to understand what Free Trade Means.
Luckily we live in an age where everyone has a video camera. That means you don't have to just read about the plant closings because now you can watch the actual announcements for yourself. Enjoy the Obama recovery.
One day the factory is in the United States. The next day it is in Mexico.
The American employees head to the unemployment line. The executives head to the back room to count all the money. Slave laborers in Mexico take over the work. Wages get driven down. The environment gets polluted. The workers lose. The United States loses. The top 1% get richer.
That is Free trade. Obama loves it. Clinton loves it. CEO's love it. Corporations love it. It is a giant success story for a tiny minority of our country at the expense of everything else.

Wall Street Criminals Never Going To Jail......

This is what Bernie Sanders is talking about……Right here.
If you commit a crime you go to jail. The police show up. They put handcuffs on you. They read you your rights. They bring you down to the police station. They finger print you. They take your mug shot. They throw you in a holding sell. Then you will be charged and put on trial.
When Wall Street commits crimes (far worse than anything you could possibly do) none of those things happen. Nobody goes to jail. There are no “real” consequence. 3.2 billion dollars to Morgan Stanley is pocket change.
What we need is Jail cells filled with Wall Street criminals. Building after building filled with the real people responsible for all the real problems.
This Morgan Stanley fine is not isolated either. All the firms are filled with criminals and they are all getting away with it.
Goldman Sachs paid 5 Billion
Bank of America paid $16.7 billion
JPMorgan paid $13 billion
Citigroup paid $7 billion.
44 Billion is fines and nobody went to jail.
You steal a pack of gum from CVS and you are going to jail.
See why Bernie is crushing Hillary. Bernie gets it. Hillary is in bed with this Wall Street criminals. Bernie is in bed with the American people.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Indian Point Nuclear Leak Worse Than First Thought.....

On Saturday we were told the Radio active leak at Indian Point Nuclear Power plant was causing radiation readings 65,000% higher than normal.
Today we learn the new readings are 80% higher than first reported on Saturday.
The good news is none of this is anything you need to worry about. It is all good…..Just like always. Think happy thoughts.
In a few days when they tell you it is even worse than they are reporting today….well……you won’t have to worry then either. You just mind your business.

US Political System is Completely Rigged.....

US Political System – COMPLETELY RIGGED.
Democracy - A system of government in which power is vested in the people…or not.
In New Hampshire most people want Bernie Sanders……BUT the system doesn’t care. The system wants Hillary.
Hillary will get the same number of delegates as Bernie…….. even though Bernie had the most lopsided victory in history.
Sure that sounds like Democracy.
Most people want more gun control. We don’t get more gun control.
Most people want country of origin labeling on food. We don’t get country of origin labeling on food.
Most people don’t want GMO food. We get lots of GMO food.
Doesn’t matter what the people actually want because the people do not matter. Not even a little bit. The system is completely rigged. We are run by the minority.

Boeing Under Investigation For Hiding Dreamliner losses.......

Boeing being investigated for their accounting practices.

The same accounting practices I told you about right here over two years ago. 

Go read my post from October 24th 2013 . 

Boeing highlights the good and ignores all the bad. Then the stock goes up. Eventually the regulators woke up and noticed what I was talking about then.

"The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether Boeing properly accounted for the costs and expected sales of two of its biggest jetliners, the 747 and 787,"

"at a time when Boeing's order book is bursting, show the deep financial hole that the 787 has dug for the world's biggest plane maker. The high-tech jet has racked up more than $30 billion in deferred production costs that Boeing has not yet charged against its income statement. "

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sears Closing More Stores......

Sears closing 50 additional stores.
A year ago I posted about how poorly Sears was doing and since that post they have proceeded to do even worse.
In May the stock was $45.00 and yesterday it was $15.00. I am no financial expert but I am pretty sure that is terrible.
The solution is more store closings…..and quicker. That should do the trick. Once 50 more stores are boarded up that will result in people wanting to go to the remaining Sears. That strategy sounds rock solid to me. Stop laughing…..They are serious.
Come back in 12 months and I will fill you in on how this new strategy is working out. I will give you a hint…..It won’t be good.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

"Alarming Levels" Of Radiation From Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant......

Nuclear Power is completely safe.
There is nothing you need to concern yourself with.
Really......I mean sure they had issues in the old Soviet Union.
And sure they had some tiny issues in Japan.
But this is the United States.....There is never any issues here.
Please pay no attention to the Geiger counter readings in New York that show a 65,000% increase in radiation in ground water around the Indian Point Nuclear power plant.
What they are calling "Alarming Levels".
Those readings could be from almost anything. They could just be normal back ground radiation. Go watch the Superbowl and enjoy yourself.
It is nothing you need to worry about. It is all safe. Trust them.

Go Pro....From Hero to Goat in one year.....

Go Pro....Last years darling........This years Goat.

Sales are down.  Stock is down.  Employees are laid off.  Just another success story to marvel at.

After posting a huge loss last quarter, the company fired its chief financial officer and slashed its product lineup to just three different cameras.

Shares have now fallen 89% from their high in September 2014,

GoPro said Wednesday that it had lost $34.5 million last quarter, after sales slowed dramatically towards the end of the year. The company had to take a writedown on $57 million worth of excess GoPros that stores had ordered, and unwanted GoPros 

Sales fell by 31% over the past year.

CEO Nicholas Woodman said he knows how to solve the company's woes.  (OH GOOD....)

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Obama's Oil Tax To Fund Billionaires and Corporations...

Everyone is real excited that the price of oil has plummeted so now Obama wants to kill the party by sending the price back up again.
Then he wants to take the money (you will so generously provide) and hand it over to corporations and Billionaires.
He wants to tax every barrel of oil an additional $10.00. $10.00 you will pay for at the gas pump when the price goes up by .25 per gallon.
"The biggest chunk of Obama’s proposed new spending, about $20 billion a year would go to “enhanced transportation options,” especially alternatives to driving and flying. That would include subways, buses, light rail, freight rail modernization projects."
Translation -
Obama is going to play Santa Claus one more time and hand out more of your tax dollars to corporations and Billionaires. You get to pay for all of it. You are so nice.
He (You) are going to pay for "Freight Rail Modernization".....Do you know who owns freight railroads? Warren Buffet owns a Freight Railroad. Do you know what Warren Buffet has? He has Billions, and Billions, and Billions, and Billions .....Keep going 62 more times.......Dollars.
Warren Buffet does not need public welfare to modernize his railroads. He can do it himself.
Do you know who else owns a freight railroad? Bill Gates. Do you know what Bill Gates has? Bill Gates has more money then everyone else on the planet. He has Billions and billions and billions and billions......Keep going 75 more times........Dollars.
Bill Gates does not need public welfare to modernize his railroads. He can do it himself.
Who is using Freight Railroads? Companies like Walmart who need to get all their Made In China junk from the port in San Diego to WalMart Stores across the United States. Is Walmart poor? Do they not have any money?
If Corporations and Billionaires want to upgrade the freight rail system in the United States they can pay for it themselves.
"Obama will call for more than $2 billion in annual investments in clean transportation research and development, including efforts to deploy self-driving cars, charging stations for electric vehicles"
If General Motors, or Ford, Or Chrysler, Or Tesla wants to research a self driving cars they can pay for that themselves too. American tax payers do not need to fund any more Corporate research.
Corporations who want the government to stay out of the way do not need any more free Welfare money. The tax payers have given enough free money to American car companies (Which are now being made in Communist Red China). They can get the Chinese Government to fund their future research and development.
Obama can take his tax increase (to fund Billionaires and corporations) and stick it.

Capitalism.....Owned By Communist Red China.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Hamas Tunnel Collapses......

Three times in the last week Hamas Terrorist tunnels have mysteriously collapsed killing multiple people.  

Hamas says it happened because of heavy rains but nobody is believing that.  

First off these tunnels are 60 feet under ground.  Also Israel is not exactly known for its rainy season.  

When Israel was asked if they had anything to do with these collapses the answer was "God knows".  

My guess is God does know.  My guess is Israel also knows.  

In 2014 the Gaza Strip was dismantled by the Israeli defense force.  Lots of building supplies have been sent into Gaza since to help rebuild.  All of those supplies have to go through Israel (Who hates Hamas).  Or they have to go through Egypt (Who also hates Hamas).  

My guess (and it is only a guess) is some of the cement that is being sent into Gaza is being tainted causing it to fail in these tunnels.  That is a total guess with nothing to back it up........ but three collapses in 7 days is very suspicious.  

It will be interesting to see if these collapses continue.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hillary's Wall Street Problem.....

Wall Street Banks LOVE Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton LOVES Wall Street Banks.
Neither loves you. Neither even likes you. Both consider you just an irritant.
The reason the Big Banks are so BIG is thanks to Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton was paid handsomely for his deregulation efforts. Hillary hasn’t done too shabby either.
Wall Street banks shower Hillary with endless money…… as she stands there smiling while it rains down all around her. It is a great set up for her.
It is a terrible set up for you.
Cooper asked the Democratic front-runner if she made “a bad error in judgment” by accepting $675,000 from Goldman Sachs for three speeches.
Her explanation sounded flip. "That's what they offered,” she said
(It is not her fault her words are so valuable)
The most problematic part of her answer came when she insisted something that is demonstrably untrue: “They’re not giving me very much money now, I can tell you that much. Fine with me.” (HILLARY IS A LIAR)
“Through the end of December, donors at hedge funds, banks, insurance companies and other financial-services firms had given at least $21.4 million to support Clinton’s 2016 presidential run.
more than one of every 10 dollars of the $157.8 million contributed to back her bid.
“In all, donors from Wall Street and other financial-services firms have given $44.1 million to support Hillary Clinton’s campaigns and allied super PACs (POOR PEOPLE GAVE HILLARY NOTHING…….WHICH IS WHY NOBODY (ESPECIALLY NOT HILLARY) REPRESENTS THEM.)
"Only about $75,000 of the $75 million Sanders has raised for his 2016 campaign has come from donors in the finance sector."
“With the $21.4 million that Wall Street has given for her current White House bid, Clinton is on track to quickly exceed the nearly $23 million that she raised in her three previous campaigns combined from the PACs and employees of banks, hedge funds, securities firms and insurance companies."
The Clinton campaign, in damage-control mode on this issue and trying to regain its footing after the close finish in Iowa, has postponed two finance industry fundraisers until AFTER the New Hampshire primary.
“Clinton was originally supposed to attend an event in Boston on Friday, organized by Jeannie and Jonathan Lavine, the managing partner of Sankaty Advisors, an affiliate of Bain Capital,” Tom and Matea report.
“The fundraiser has been rescheduled for a later date that the campaign would not reveal. In addition, a New York fundraiser billed as a ‘Conversation with Hillary,’ co-hosted by Matt Mallow, chief legal officer for the asset management firm BlackRock, that was originally scheduled for Jan. 28 has been moved to Feb. 16.”
It is hard to overstate how much the base in both parties HATES the big banks. It’s especially salient right now with the box office success of “The Big Short,” which doesn’t just cast bankers in a bad light but intentionally leaves viewers outraged that none really went to jail. The distaste for the financial services industry comes up constantly when I interview voters at Democratic and Republican events.
The head of Goldman unintentionally made an in-kind contribution to Sanders by attacking him on CNBC. Lloyd Blankfein said the senator’s attacks on bankers and the "billionaire class" makes this “a dangerous moment.”

Windows 10 Tracking Everything You Do.......

Windows 10 is tracking everything you do……And there is nothing you can do about it.
You privacy is very important…….That is why it is only between you……The US Government……And lots of Corporations.
It is like a big happy family.
Speaking to PC World, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore explained that Windows 10 is constantly tracking how it operates and how you are using it and sending that information back to Microsoft by default.
More importantly he also confirmed that, despite offering some options to turn elements of tracking off, core data collection simply cannot be stopped:
“In the cases where we’ve not provided options, we feel that those things have to do with the health of the system,” he said. “In the case of knowing that our system that we’ve created is crashing, or is having serious performance problems, we view that as so helpful to the ecosystem and so not an issue of personal privacy, that today we collect that data so that we make that experience better for everyone.”
This backs up detailed data that some had chosen to dismiss as conspiracy theories.
Still, whether or not you agree with Belfiore’s standpoint that this doesn’t invade user privacy, it does seem strange that it has taken Microsoft so long to come clean and admit core Windows 10 background data collection processes cannot be stopped.
Instead it gave the impression that turning off all user accessible spying options in Windows 10 settings would provide owners with full privacy – that’s tantamount to spying.
Windows and Devices Group head Terry Myerson recently confirmed Windows 10Enterprise users will be able to disable every single aspect of Microsoft data collection.
This comes in combination with Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise users’ ability to permanently disableautomatic updates which are forced upon consumersand shows the growing divide between how Microsoft is treating consumers versus corporations.
So how concerned should users be about Windows 10’s default data collection policies? I would say very.
By default Windows 10 Home is allowed to control your bandwidth usage, install any software it wants whenever it wants (without providing detailed information on what these updates do), display ads in the Start Menu (currently it has been limited to app advertisements), send your hardware details and any changes you make to Microsoft and even log your browser history and keystrokes which the Windows End User Licence Agreement (EULA) states you allow Microsoft to use for analysis.
The good news: even if Belfiore states you cannot switch off everything, editing your privacy settings will disable the worst of these. To find them open the Start menu > Settings > Privacy.
The bad news: despite Belfiore’s pledge “to continue to listen”, Microsoft’s actions (including the impending Windows 7 and Windows 8 upgrade pressure) suggests the company’s recent love for Big Brother tactics is only going to get worse before it gets better…

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Yahoo Struggles....CEO Rich......Employees About To Be Fired.......

It was another quarter of failure for Yahoo and Marissa Mayer.
For 3 years Marissa has been saying she will turn Yahoo around. For 3 years she has failed miserably. But don’t worry because she has a new plan. Her new plan is to layoff 15 % of the company. YAY!!!!! That is a plan you can really rally around.
See the strategy in business is to grow. Marissa has failed at that so now she will cut instead. You heard correctly……Her strategy to grow…… is to shrink. Got that? If you can’t sell something than you need to cut something. Those are the only two choices.
Last year Marissa was paid $42,000,000.00. That was a 69% increase from the year before when she was ONLY paid $24.9 million.
The results of all that compensation has been nothing but disappointment. But don’t worry because she knows just who to blame. Not her…No sir. Can’t possibly be her fault. Her leadership has been impeccable.
It is the workers fault………So she will get rid of them. Once 1700 workers are walked to the exit everything at Yahoo will look a lot better. Trust her……. So go out and buy some Yahoo stock today. You will be glad you did.