Lyin’ Trump lies again

Trump is on this tear about Amazon and the Post Office, and he’s fired everyone who’s willing to tell him he’s making a fool of himself by getting his facts wrong or lying. For starters: Last year alone, Amazon supplied $7 billion of the Post Office’s $19.5 billion in revenue. So obviously Amazon and the …

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The Decline and Fall of Sears Roebuck

This is similar to what I have seen when entering or descending the escalator to my local mall’s Sears store at ground level. I would swear it was like this as recently as last week. No more. It’s gone from this to this There were two televisions on display, and I was told I shouldn’t …

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Trump goes to Davos

As I just heard NBC’s Ali Velshi say, “Davos is Globalist Central.” So why is “America Firster” Donald Trump going there? Ostensibly, to be a salesman for his nationalist vision. “The president’s appearance is there to sell his accomplishments, to remind the world that we’re open for business, that we’re a competitive country,” [Gary] Cohn …

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Houston and the chemicals

The oil and gas business may kill more Houstonians than Harvey has so far if any of the chemical plants blow up, as at least one is threatening to do. Crosby fire officials are bracing for an explosion at the Arkema chemical plant in the city where floodwaters have knocked out power and generators needed …

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Voice-actuated shopping?

Sure, why not? Headline: Wal-Mart and Google team up on voice-activated shopping, challenging Amazon “Yo, Google, order me up some paper towels, some sandwich bags, a pack of AA batteries and a set of battery cables.” “Yessir, boss, coming right up. You wanna pick ’em up or have ’em delivered?” “Today, consumers want to spend …

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When Congress serves industry

Table saw users, take note. There’s a way to keep your fingers from sudden amputation. It was invented 14 years ago. There was a big need for this invention. Every year more than 4,000 Americans suffer amputations — get their hands mangled using table saws. Upwards of 30,000 people wind up in emergency rooms with …

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Senator Sanders is mistaken

Bernie Sanders continues to cater to and hunt for the white working class, particularly the male part of it. He apparently concluded that Democrats should do that based on the statistics collected about Trump voters in the last election. Many of those voters were members of that class, no question. But should the Democrats sell …

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Shoulda stood in bed

Hmm. Who had the worse week, Pepsi and its now-pulled “Kendall Jenner joins the demo!” ad? United Airlines and its “re-accommodation” of a passenger because it needed the space to send four of its employees to Louisville? Or Presidential flack Sean Spicer and his multiple missteps about Hitler and chemical gas usage? I think I’m …

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Anniversaries

This is poignant, don’t you agree? Each year, the @FDNY sends a truck to the site of the #TriangleFire, to raise a ladder to the 6th floor. That's as high as it went in 1911. pic.twitter.com/wrbJi9YRAk — NYC CLC (@CentralLaborNYC) March 24, 2017 Here’s the Wikipedia version of the tragedy. 146 garment workers died — …

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