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In light of today's news, do you think Hillary is ready for civility to return now?

Posted by FreeWheelBurning | Wed Oct 24, 2018, 08:16 PM (8 replies)

What's in your DNA?

With Warren and her claims of Native American heritage being in the news, I thought it would interesting for those that are willing to share their DNA history.

I did my DNA with Ancestory a few years ago and received the following results:

Ireland and Scotland - 57%
England, Wales & Northwestern Europe - 38%
Europe South - 3%
Scandinavia - 1%
Asia Central - less than 1%

Ancestory has updated their estimates of my DNA history based on improved tools and a larger database. My updated profile looks like this:

Ireland and Scotland - 67%
England, Wales & Northwestern Europe - 33%
Europe South - 0%
Scandinavia - 0%
Asia Central - 0%

I lost the traces of Europe South, Scandinavia and Asia Central that were present. This update is more inline with what I found when I traced my ancesters. Everyone I have been able to trace came from either Ireland, England or Germany.

EDIT: The second half of my post was lost when I used a less than symbol so I removed the symbol and added the rest.
Posted by FreeWheelBurning | Tue Oct 16, 2018, 09:37 AM (8 replies)

It is a banner day for leftist extremists

I grant that the ricin incident was not necessarily from someone on the far laft. The first and third posts above almost certainly are.
Posted by FreeWheelBurning | Tue Oct 2, 2018, 12:44 PM (4 replies)

Trump rejects EU offer to eliminate auto tariffs

President Donald Trump rejected an offer from the European Union to eliminate tariffs on cars if the U.S. did the same in an interview with Bloomberg on Thursday.

Hours earlier, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom told the European Parliament's trade committee that the EU is "willing to bring down even our car tariffs to zero, all tariffs to zero, if the U.S. does the same."

Trump said that the offer is "not good enough," adding that European "consumer habits are to buy their cars, not to buy our cars."

Currently, the U.S. imposes a 25 percent tariff on light trucks and pickups and 2.5 percent on smaller cars. The EU imposes a 10 percent tariff on all passenger vehicles.

After reading this I am left to wonder what Trump's ultimate goal is with respect to EU and auto tariffs. The removal of all auto tariffs in both directions is what we should be aiming for. The EU has offered so why did Trump reject the offer?
Posted by FreeWheelBurning | Fri Aug 31, 2018, 08:46 AM (9 replies)

Parts Shortages Crimp U.S. Manufacturers

Suppliers of everything from engines to electronic components aren’t keeping up with a boom in U.S. manufacturing thanks to strong economic growth, lifting demand in markets such as energy, mining and construction. As a result, some manufacturers are idling production lines and digesting higher costs.

Many industrial companies have reported strong sales and profits in recent weeks, and the pace of factory hiring has more than doubled this year compared with the first seven months of 2017.

However, deliveries from suppliers have slowed for 22 consecutive months through July, according to the latest survey of U.S. manufacturers by the Institute for Supply Management. More than one-quarter of respondents said it took longer for materials to arrive in July than June. Machinery was the hardest-hit sector.

These bottlenecks were evident in the earnings reports manufacturers delivered over the past few weeks.

I thought this was an interesting article about the challenges manufacturers are having trying to keep up with demand. This should mean either more jobs or higher wages as suppliers attempt to meet demand.
Posted by FreeWheelBurning | Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:43 AM (3 replies)

Trump and tariffs

There has been a lot of pro and anti tarrif talks over the past week. One thing I have not seen is a comprehensive list of countries that export steel along with the tariffs they may have for importing steel. Does anyone have such a list?

I don't have a problem with setting tariffs at the same level as other steel exporting countries. For example, if China has a 5% tarrif then the US should have a 5% tarrif on Chinese steel.
Posted by FreeWheelBurning | Mon Mar 5, 2018, 06:14 PM (0 replies)

Great January Jobs Report

The best part is a 2.9% increase in the average hourly wage.
Posted by FreeWheelBurning | Fri Feb 2, 2018, 09:22 AM (3 replies)

Kennedy is depressing

He sounds like he is going to cry as he repeats every Democratic talking point I heard over the poast 30 years. I do not find him inspiring in the least.
Posted by FreeWheelBurning | Tue Jan 30, 2018, 10:54 PM (20 replies)

I think I know why the left was so bothered by Trump's "grabber" comment

Apparently he was invading their turf.
Posted by FreeWheelBurning | Fri Oct 13, 2017, 02:48 PM (0 replies)

It seems the Seattle PD did the right thing

This is how things should have been handled in VA. The Seattle police made a legitimate effort to keep the alt-right and antifa gatherings separate. It would have been good for all If the same police tactics were employed in Charlottesville.
Posted by FreeWheelBurning | Mon Aug 14, 2017, 09:20 AM (7 replies)
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