Millennials are old news, because here comes Generation Z. These are the ten best jobs members of Generation Z can aim at as they hit the job market.
Identity theft and fraud are at an all-time high in 2017. The staggering numbers are evidence that nearly everyone could be at risk.
Remarks by President Trump at Meeting with House Republican Leaders and Republican Members of the House Ways and Means Committee
Cabinet Room 1:56 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much. I'd like to thank the Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee who are here today to discuss the incredible plan to cut taxes. Now, it's reform and it's lots of other things, but we're cutting taxes. It'll be the biggest tax cut in our history. There's nothing more important to our economy. We see what's happening with our economy and how well it's doing. This is going to really bring it to the next level. Before we begin, I want to make a very brief announcement. I had an excellent meeting today with Chairman Grassley and other lawmakers on immigration reform following the terrorist attack in New York. I'm calling on Congress to immediately terminate the diversity visa lottery program. It's a disaster for our country. This program grants visas not on a basis of merit, but simply because applicants are randomly selected in an annual lottery. And the people put in that lottery are not that country's finest. We know that the program presents significant vulnerabilities to our national security. It's a very unsafe program for our country, and we're not going to allow it to happen, and end that program. So I think Congress will take that up very quickly. Additionally, Congress must end chain migration so that we can have a system that is security-based, not the way it is now. And we want a system, ultimately, that's merit-based so we can bring in people that will help our country, grow our country, and be safe for our country. We want to select people based on their ability to contribute to our country, not choose people randomly -- we have no idea who they are -- or based on extended family connections. You have people bringing in 24, 25, 26 people when they come in. We have to end chain migration. With that being said, this is a big tax cut day, and I want to thank some of the people. Naturally, Paul, great press conference you just had -- fantastic job. SPEAKER RYAN: Thank you, appreciate it. THE PRESIDENT: Paul Ryan has really led an effort and he had some awfully good help. He said, "Do you mind calling Diane Black?" I called Diane Black, and you came through, Diane. (Laughter.) Although let's wait about a month and a half -- (laughter) or less. It could be less. And Peter -- where's Peter? I saw you on television. Peter, you were fantastic today, and we appreciate it very much. I know how hard you work. Kevin McCarthy -- we just did one where Broadcom is moving back to the United States -- into the United States -- one of the top companies; it's a Fortune 100 company. And we just had a news conference with Kevin McCarthy and -- hello, Kevin. MAJORITY LEADER MCCARTHY: Hello. THE PRESIDENT: It's been a long time. MAJORITY LEADER MCCARTHY: I know. (Laughter.) THE PRESIDENT: But, Kevin, you were -- really have been fantastic. And a man named Kevin Brady -- boy oh boy. CHAIRMAN BRADY: Thank you, Mr. President. THE PRESIDENT: He doesn't stop. He doesn't stop. And there's nobody like him, and we really appreciate it, I have to tell you. But it's really a great team. We have a great team. And it's a team that loves what they're doing, they love the American people, they love this country, and they're going to get it done. It's tax cuts, it's tax reform, and we added the word "jobs" because it's all about jobs. We're going to have tremendous numbers of jobs pouring in. So in a few days I'll be traveling to Asia to advance America's economic and national security priorities. I will miss you folks. (Laughter.) I will miss everyone at this table. (Laughter.) I'll be back in 11 days, but I know things will go well because there really is -- there's a great spirit, there's a great popularity for what we're doing in this country. They want it, they need it, they have to have it. So it's been terrific. But I'm counting on all of you to help maintain a momentum on the tax cuts and tax reform during that time. I have no doubt you'll be able to do it. While I'm in Asia, members of the Cabinet will be traveling around the country talking directly to taxpayers and focusing on the regional media, which I actually find to be a very, very honorable media. We do very nicely with the regional -- I love regional media -- these folks. (Laughter.) Of course, Secretary Mnuchin, Director Cohn, and my entire economic team will remain totally focused on tax reform and will continue to work closely with all of you. And I think for all, they've been working extremely closely. The relationship, Kevin, has been terrific. CHAIRMAN BRADY: Absolutely. THE PRESIDENT: We'll be with you all the way, 100 percent. want to also have a bill on my desk, hopefully, Kevin, by Thanksgiving. If that's possible. And I want everybody in this room standing by my me, and we'll add some others, as we sign. thank you, again, for the incredible job you've all done. Some of the tax cuts and simplification work that we're going to be doing for families, they include a doubling of the standard deduction, so more income is taxed at the zero rate. The first $24,000 for a married couple and $12,000 for singles, will be completely income or tax free. So, that's something. That's a tremendous thing right there. So, we're going to be having a big zero in front of a lot of people who are working very hard and they can't make ends meet. We're going to reduce income tax rates for individuals, increase the child tax credit, and extend it to more middle-income families -- a far larger group; repeal the alternative minimum tax; end the estate tax, or the death tax as it's commonly called; retain tax incentives for mortgages, charitable contributions, work, higher education, retirements. We have a lot things that are the important generators in our economy. Most Americans will be able to file taxes on a single sheet of paper. What do you think about that, Kevin? You still there, or is it going to be a paper and a half? CHAIRMAN BRADY: -- start with (inaudible). President is given a document.) THE PRESIDENT: Oh. (Laughter.) Great job. Thank you. I didn't know I was going to be given a prop. (Laughter.) CHAIRMAN BRADY: Sorry about that. Sorry, Mr. President. It's yours, it's yours. (Laughter.) THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. But we think we're going to be able to do that. And if we have it the way it is now, as of this moment, that's what we're going to be having. CHAIRMAN BRADY: Yes, sir. THE PRESIDENT: It's going to make life very simple. The only people that aren't going to like this is H&R Block, they're not going to be very happy. That's probably one of the only companies in the country that's not going to be thrilled. We're going to make America globally competitive, again. Our corporate tax rate is 60 percent higher than our average competition. We'll slash the corporate rate from 35 percent to no more than 20 percent. That's truly one of the big things in the bill. What that's going to do is create tremendous success for companies and jobs. It's about jobs. five years, expense the full cost of new equipment in the year you buy it. Something that, personally, I've never heard about in terms of when I was a businessman. In fact, that's a great incentive for everybody to want to be business people. I think that's going to be one of the great -- you know when people talk about the different elements, Paul, that's -- they don’t' talk about that. That's going to be one of the great sleepers in this bill -- expense in one year. We're going to move from a worldwide system to a territorial system -- tremendous change. In 2016, American multinational companies kept 71 percent of their foreign-earned profits overseas. We're imposing a one-time low tax to bring back all of that corporate money. Now, we think it's probably in the neighborhood of $4 trillion will be brought back into our economy, into our country. And that'll produce tremendous growth, and jobs, and lots of other things. The Council of Economic Advisers estimates that the corporate tax reforms would increase average household income by $4,000. We're reducing tax rates for S corporations, partnerships and sole proprietors, which really affects a large percentage of our people and our taxpayers. the growth rate of real GDP increases by just 1 percent, we're talking about $2.5 trillion and millions of jobs. So if we go up to 4, as an example, we're talking about $2.5 trillion. And I personally think we can go higher. Last quarter we did 3, and that took off, I think you can figure, at least a point for hurricanes. We had five hurricanes, essentially. And we actually hit the 3 number. The quarter before we hit 3.2. When we started we were at 1 -- a little bit more than 1. And now we're at 3, 3.2, and I think we would have hit 4. People are predicting 4 for next quarter. We'll see, but I've always said that it could be quite a bit higher than that. A lot of that is rules, regulations. In the history of our country, no President, during their entire term, has cut more regulations than we've cut. We've cut that in 10 months, and we have a lot more to do. We have some statutory requirements we have to give notice. And you know what this is, Diane. You give a 30-day, then a 90-day, you have 120-day notice, and then you can start thinking about it. Well, we've given those notices, and we have a lot of cutting left. But we've probably cut out about 48 percent, and we're going to be quite a bit higher than that. And it's one of the reasons that we're doing as well as we're doing. The stock market has hit a new high close to 60 times during the course of this presidency, this administration, this group of people sitting around this table. We're close to 60. And that's something that's very special, and I haven't looked today, but perhaps we'll make it an extra one because I hear we're doing very well today. But a lot of that is having to do with optimism. There's tremendous optimism. The highest they've had -- business and manufacturing optimism is the highest it's been since the chart. So I think what's going to happen is the one element that's missing is taxes. We're one of the highest-taxed countries in the world. And we're going to get really down to be one of the lower taxed. We won't be the lowest, but we'll get that maybe the next time. But we're going to be one of the lowest taxed, and we will be competitive again with the rest of the world. You look at China, they're at 15 percent. You look at some countries, they're quite a bit lower than that. But at 20 percent, we're very, very competitive with the rest of the world. And so we're going to be -- you're going to see numbers and you're going to see growth, and you're going to see jobs, and you're going to see, really, wages going up. And something we're seeing now is, for the first time in a long time, wages are starting to rise for people. In some cases, they’ve been 18 to 21 years without a real salary increase or a wage increase. So a lot of good things are happening, but this is the final element -- tax cuts and tax reform. And it's an honor to work with my fellow Republicans. I think we're going to actually have some Democrat support. I think it's going to be very, very hard for them not to support it. There was a certain newspaper that wrote today that your competition was out there trying to say, "It's for the rich, it's for the rich," which they, of course, say repeatedly. It turned out that they weren't telling the truth, and the paper actually called them on it, which was shocking to me. Shocking. (Laughter.) They were called -- they said they're not telling the truth because this is a middle-income tax reduction, and it's a very big one. It will be the biggest tax reduction in the history of our country. Thank you very much everybody. Appreciate it. Thank you. END 2:10 P.M. EDT
Trump and House Republicans promised that most Americans could file their taxes on a postcard. They won't be able to do it, and neither can the president.
Неважно, в какой сфере трудится человек – медицине, образовании, финансовом секторе, у всех есть ограниченная ментальная пропускная способность.
Hangar 71, Pennsylvania Air National Guard Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 5:44 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen. It's great to be back in Pennsylvania with the proud men and women of the American Trucking Associations. (Applause.) We love Pennsylvania, and we love our great truckers. (Applause.) I also want to thank all of our wonderful members of Congress who are here with us today. Should I read their names? Yes? (Applause.) Then I will. Representative Lou Barletta, great guy, running for governor. (Applause.) He's running for the Senate. He's running for the -- where's Lou? So, I heard he was running for governor, but then I heard he was running for the Senate. He's going to win. You're going to win big. You're going to win big, Lou. Good luck. (Applause.) A friend of mine for a long time, Representative Mike Kelly. (Applause.) Thank you, Mike. Tom Marino -- going to be the drug czar. He's going to do a great job. Tom Marino. (Applause.) Thank you, Tom. He's going to be amazing. The drug czar. Patrick Meehan. Patrick. (Applause.) Thank you, Patrick. Scott Perry. (Applause.) Scott. And Lloyd Smucker. (Applause.) Lloyd, thank you. Thank you, Lloyd. I also want to thank a couple of very special people. They've been fantastic in what they've done. Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin, who is here someplace. (Applause.) And Gary Cohn, Director of the National Economic Council. Thank you, Gary. Thank you. (Applause.) And Mike Turzai, the Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Thank you, Mike. (Applause.) I think that's enough, right? That's enough. (Laughter and applause.) We'll start losing the crowd, Mike. Before we begin, I want to take a moment to address some of the recent tragedies that have struck our incredible nation. In the darkest moments, the light of our people has shown through like seldom before -- their goodness, their courage, and their love. No destructive force on Earth is more powerful than the strength and resilience of the American people. (Applause.) We are praying for all of the families affected by the horrific mass shooting that took place in Las Vegas. We grieve with you, and we will never leave your side. Our hearts are also with the victims of the wildfires in California’s Napa and Sonoma valleys -- and they are wild and dangerous fires. And we have FEMA out there right now, along with a lot of first responders doing an incredible job with everybody else. And they really have done a really incredible -- and it's a very dangerous job. My FEMA people are incredible -- incredible. (Applause.) We have issued a disaster declaration and are working closely with state government. The recovery effort is fully underway for those impacted by the recent catastrophic hurricanes. Through these difficult times, we have witnessed the unbreakable spirit of our nation. Together, we will restore, rebuild, and return stronger than ever before. That's what's happening. (Applause.) We are here today to discuss our vision for America’s economic revival, which has already started. It started on November 8th. (Applause.) We want lower taxes, bigger paychecks, and more jobs for American truckers and for American workers. It's happening. (Applause.) Nothing gets done in America without the hardworking men and women of the trucking industry. Do we agree with that? Do we agree? (Applause.) Thank you so much -- job you do. When your trucks are moving, America is growing. Do you agree? (Applause.) That is why my administration has taken historic steps to remove the barriers that have slowed you down. America first means putting American truckers first. (Applause.) Since January of this year, we have slashed job-killing red tape all across our economy. We have stopped or eliminated more regulations in the last eight months than any President has done during an entire term. (Applause.) It's not even close. That includes eliminating the regulations that drive up the cost of energy. We want low-cost fuel for our truckers and for our families all across this country. And we are just getting started, believe me -- just getting started. (Applause.) I've ordered every agency across the federal government to review and then remove the regulations that destroy your jobs, hamstring your companies, and undermine your ability to compete. My administration is also committed to passing a historic infrastructure package that will generate $1 trillion to rebuild America's crumbling infrastructure with a special focus on roadways and highways. (Applause.) It is time to take care of our country, to rebuild our communities, and to protect our great American workers. It's about time. (Applause.) And already, we are seeing the incredible results. Results that, in many cases, the media hates to report. But I'll report them tonight for you. (Applause.) Unemployment is at a 16-year low. (Applause.) Wages are rising -- and you know you haven't heard that in a long time. (Applause.) The stock market is soaring to record levels, boosting pensions and retirement accounts for hardworking Americans. Their values are going up every single day. (Applause.) And very proudly, just in the stock market alone, we have increased our economic worth by $5.2 trillion dollars. That's right since Election Day -- $5.2 trillion. (Applause.) Think about that. That's a quarter of the $20 trillion that we owe. So we've already -- but listen to this because we've doubled -- in the last eight years of the previous administration, the debt doubled, so that in eight years our debt -- literally hundreds of years of debt -- doubled in eight years to $20 trillion. But since the election on November 8th, I've increased the value of your U.S. assets by more than the $20 trillion that we currently owe. (Applause.) You haven't heard those numbers. GDP growth reached more than 3.1 percent last quarter -- way ahead of schedule. We weren't supposed to hit that number for a long time. (Applause.) Not for a long time. And I will tell you, I think this quarter would have even been better, but we did get hit with some very, very powerful hurricanes. But it's still going to be very good. Manufacturing confidence is at an all-time high, which is great news for those who ship products to the marketplace. The confidence in our country is back like it hasn't been in many, many years. (Applause.) The fact is, America is finally back on the right track. But our country, and our economy, cannot take off like they should unless we transform America’s outdated, complex, and extremely burdensome tax code. (Applause.) And that's why I'm here with you right now, tonight. Thank you. And we're going to fight, and we're going to get those Republicans and maybe of few of those Democrats to raise their hand. And you're going to have so much money to spend in this wonderful country and this great economy. (Applause.) That is why we have proposed tax cuts that are pro-growth, pro-jobs, pro-worker, pro-family, and pro-American. (Applause.) We need a tax system that is fair to working families and that encourages companies to stay in America, grow in America, spend in America, and hire in America. (Applause.) Throughout the year, my administration has worked closely with Congress to develop a framework for tax reform that will deliver exactly that: more jobs, higher pay, and lower taxes for middle-income families and for American businesses of all size. (Applause.) Our tax reform framework will achieve our four core principles: First, we will cut taxes for everyday, hardworking Americans. (Applause.) Under our framework, the first $12,000 for a single individual and the first $24,000 for a married couple, will be tax free. No tax at all. (Applause.) And remember, you'll do your tax on a single piece of paper. (Applause.) H&R Block will not like Donald Trump very much. That's one company, I will tell you -- they will not like me at all. And that's okay. We are nearly doubling the amount of income that based at the zero bracket. In other words, as the Democrats say -- and do they say untruths -- you look at what's happened, they're not telling you the truth. Because they pretend there isn't a zero rate. And there is, and it's expanding very substantially under my plan. They don't show the zero rate. So they go, oh, 15 percent, or 12 percent against 15. But it's not. It's 12 percent against zero. You take a look at the categories. So we're bringing it down, remember, from eight brackets to four. But they're forgetting to use the zero bracket, which truly is deceptive. Do we agree with that? (Applause.) It's truly very deceptive. Under our framework, we make the zero bracket bigger and get rid of the 10 percent bracket, and we're reducing the 15 percent rate down to 12 percent. So that's a massive amount of money. (Applause.) So the rates are coming down to 0, 12 percent, 25 percent, and 35 percent -- all big beneficiaries from what you have now. Big beneficiaries from what there is like you haven't seen before. Joining us today is Susi Schlomann, a retiree who recently moved to Pennsylvania from Queens, New York. Well, I like both places. I like Pennsylvania; I grew up in Queens. (Applause.) Went to school in Pennsylvania. Like them both. Where's Susi? Where are you, Susi? Where's Susi? Hi, Susi. How are you doing? You're going to be happy with this, right? Because you know what I'm going to say. Thanks, Susi. And Susi says that high taxes are forcing seniors like her to make painful cuts and cutbacks during the golden years of their lives. Best years of their lives. She hopes Congress will pass our framework so we can help more American seniors make ends meet on a fixed income. We must honor and respect -- (applause) -- the people whose decades of hard work helped to build our country and to make our country great. But we're going to make our country greater than it's ever been before. That's what's happening. (Applause.) Our framework also provides relief to those who care for an adult dependent or elderly loved one through a $500 tax credit. So important, and so many people have wanted it. And we will substantially increase the child tax credit to save working families even more money. (Applause.) The single most important investment our country can make is in our children. The strength of our nation is determined by the strength of our families, and we are committed to helping parents make starting and raising a family more affordable. Also with us today is Laureen Cummings, a mother of four who owns a small staffing company that provides private nursing services and at-home care. Laureen. Where's Laureen? Hello, Laureen. (Applause.) Laureen says that if Congress passes tax relief and reform, she will be able to create more high-paying jobs for healthcare workers in the Scranton area. That's an area that we love, I will tell you that. (Applause.) Our framers framework will unlock the American dream for millions of our fellow citizens. By eliminating tax breaks and special interest loopholes that primarily benefit the wealthy, our framework ensures that the benefits of tax reform go to the middle class, not to the highest earners. It's a middle-class bill. That's what we're thinking of. That's what I want. I've had rich friends of mine come up to me, and say, Donald, you're doing this tax plan -- we don't want anything. We don't. Now, they gain when the economy gains. They gain when companies get better. They gain in lots of different ways. But they don't want that. So many people have come up to me and say, give it to the middle class. Give it to people that need it. Give it to people that want to spend it. You would be surprised. Bob Kraft, he owns the New England Patriots, good guy, does very well. Good guy. He does a great job. He was at the White House recently. He gave me a Super Bowl ring. I was very honored. (Applause.) I was very honored. And as he's leaving the White House, he said, Donald, I know you're very soon going to be doing tax reform and tax cuts. Give it to the middle class. Don't give it to us. Give it to the middle class. And that's what we're trying so hard to do. And you will see how good this is. (Applause.) So important. It is so important. The second plank of our tax framework is to make the tax code more simple, fair, and easy to understand. American families and businesses waste billions of hours, and tens of billions of dollars, on excruciating paperwork -- you see that, I mean it's all over the place, and you have no idea what you're doing anyway -- and compliance every single year. Massive numbers of paper. Under our framework, the vast majority of families will be able to file their taxes on that same single sheet of paper that I'm so proud of talking about. (Applause.) As part of the effort to make our tax system simple and fair, we are going to protect thousands of family businesses by ending the crushing, horrible, and unfair estate tax, sometimes known as the death tax. (Applause.) That's a tax that has destroyed so many businesses and kept those businesses out of your family, your children, your grandchildren. It's very sad. But we are working to end the estate tax, to end the death tax, as it's often called. (Applause.) In the crowd today, we have Calvin Ewell and his son, Steve. Calvin. Where's Calvin? Where is Calvin? (Applause.) Good-looking family. The Ewells has been a trucking business and in the trucking business since 1946, a very good year. (Applause.) It's a great year. I love that year. Trucking runs in their blood, and Calvin wants to pass his company along to his children, just as it was passed down to him by his father. We are going to protect small businesses owners and their families so they can continue to run their companies with dedication and with love. (Applause.) And we will make taxes simple, and easy, and fair for all Americans. (Applause.) Thank you, Calvin. Calvin, you want to hand that business down, right? But you know, don't worry about it for about 40 year, I hope, okay? 4-0 -- long time. Right? Let’s keep him around. Thank you, Calvin. (Applause.) Third, we will cut taxes on American businesses to restore our competitive edge and to create more jobs and higher wages for American workers. The last major tax reform was passed more than 30 years ago in 1986, with a large bipartisan majority. I mean, it was a bipartisan bill. That would be wonderful. But sadly, the Democrats have become obstructionists. They want to stop. They don't want to do anything productive. They want to raise your taxes very, very substantially. I mean, I won't even talk about open borders and higher taxes. That's not a good combination to get elected, believe me. But it's open borders and high taxes, but they are good at obstruction. The 1986 tax bill substantially reduced our corporate tax rates to make America globally competitive. The plan worked, and jobs and industry boomed. Other countries saw our success however and they copied our playbook. Our foreign competitors adopted tax rates much lower than ours and much more competitive, and all of the sudden, they started taking our businesses away from us. In fact, when it comes to the business tax, we are now dead last among developed nations. Our rate is the least competitive rate. We have the highest tax rate anywhere in the world. How foolish is this? Our business tax rate is 60 percent higher than our average economic competitor. The current system has placed a massive tax on every product made in America. Remember the expression, "Made in the USA," "Made in America"? You don't hear that so much, but you're now starting to hear it again. What do you like better -- "Made in America" or "Made in the USA"? Ready? Made in America. (Applause.) Made in the USA. (Applause.) Seems to be -- hi, Jeffrey -- the great Jeffrey Lord. (Applause.) He was on fake news CNN for a long time. He was one of my few sources of truth. Thank you, Jeffrey, for being here. That's a great honor. Thank you. (Applause.) Good man. But giving so many countries a tremendous advantage over us -- if you look at China at 15 percent, and Mexico -- all of these countries has a lower tax rate than the United States. You can't compete that way. It is time to end this unfair disadvantage and to give American companies and workers the level playing field they so richly deserve, finally. (Applause.) Because when American truckers -- and I mean these great, great people. These are great heroes. If they have a level playing field, there's nobody on Earth with trucks or any other way that can beat you folks. There's nobody. I know what you go through. There is nobody that can beat you. Nobody. (Applause.) But you finally have a government -- and frankly, you finally have somebody that has given up a lot. My other life was very good. I have to be -- I had a very good life. (Applause.) I had a very good life. But you know what, I'm having a better life now, and I'm helping a lot of people, and that's as far as I'm concerned. (Applause.) And believe me, I love doing this because we're doing so much, between the regulations and the taxes and the getting a Supreme Court judge not just nominated but getting him onto the Supreme Court -- Justice Gorsuch, who is doing a great, great job at the Supreme Court -- and appointing so many other great judges throughout the country. (Applause.) It was so important. They were so important. So I appreciate that. But you finally have a government that is going to defend you and stand up for you and your country. (Applause.) America is being respected again. Something happened today where a country that totally disrespected us called with some very, very important news. And one of my generals came in, they said, you know, I have to tell you, a year ago they would have never done that. It was a great sign of respect. You'll probably be hearing about it over the next few days. But this is a country that did not respect us. This is a country that respects us now. The world is starting to respect us again, believe me. (Applause.) Under our new framework, you will dramatically cut the business tax rate so that American companies and workers can win against those foreign competitors who are winning, in many cases, because they have an unfair advantage. We will cut the corporate tax rate from 35 percent and more, all the way down to no more than 20 percent -- below the average of our major competitors from other countries. (Applause.) The biggest winners from this transformation will be everyday families, from all backgrounds, from all walks of life, and our great companies, which will produce the jobs. They are going to produce jobs like you've never seen before. When companies leave our shores, it’s the American workers who get hurt. And when companies stay in America, and move to America, it’s our wonderful workers who reap the rewards, including our great truckers who will have more products to deliver and more contracts to fill. That's the way it happens. (Applause.) For the many American truckers who file taxes as sole-proprietors, S corporations or partnerships, we will cap your top tax rate at a maximum of 25 percent -- substantially lower than what you're paying now. (Applause.) The more than 30 million Americans who have small businesses will see -- listen to this -- a 40 percent cut in their marginal tax rate -- 40 percent. (Applause.) I wouldn't want to be a politician against that. (Laughter.) They're going to have a long, hard winter. This will be the lowest top marginal income tax rate for small and mid-sized businesses in more than 80 years. Not since 1931 have they had taxes anywhere near that level, right? (Applause.) This huge -- (laughter) -- tax cut -- two words, "huge" and now "rocket." Can you believe it? I have (inaudible.) Rocket! You know what we're talking about, folks, don't worry about it. It will be rocket fuel and it will be rocket fuel for our economy. With us today is Kevin Burch of Jet Express, who has been in the trucking business for more than 40 years. Where is he? Kevin? (Applause.) Forty years? You don't look that old, Kevin. Good. Good job. Kevin says that if Congress passes our tax relief and reform plan, he will be able to invest in new equipment and additional training for his dockworkers, drivers, and technicians. He wants to create more American jobs, and we are working to help him do exactly that. Plus, we're working on a tax write-off that will be almost immediate with your investment. That's something that you've never seen before. (Applause.) And that's part of our plan because companies, in order to compete over the next five-year period, allows our framework and within our framework, that you write-off 100 percent of the cost of new equipment in the year you buy it. When have you heard that one? (Applause.) That's going to be a big one. That's going to be big. I've had calls from great, great businesspeople. They said, Mr. President, did you really say that? I said, yes, I did. And I might say, they do call me now, "Mr. President." It's very interesting. I've had friends for years, they know me -- hey, Don, how are you doing? How's it going? Blah, blah, blah. Now, when they see me, they're all uptight. Uh, Mr. President, how is everything? It's weird. I say, will you please loosen up? All of these are friends for 30 years, and they get a little bit tight. But they are impressed with the one-year immediate write off. That's what they're impressed by. I think they're very impressed. We want our companies to invest and expand, because that means more jobs, more products rolling off the assembly line, and more truckers delivering those products to stores all across our country. Finally, our framework encourages American companies to bring back the trillions and trillions of dollars in wealth parked overseas. (Applause.) Trillions of dollars. Our current tax code actually punishes companies for keeping their headquarters in America. You see that. That's happening. They're being punished. It discourages them from bringing back the profits they earn overseas. In 2016, American multinational companies kept 71 percent of their foreign-earned profits overseas and away from our country. Our framework will totally reverse this, and it's a very, very troubling trend. We'll be bringing back, probably, very close to 100 percent of the money back into our country where it can be put to work, and jobs will be created. (Applause.) We will totally eliminate the penalty on returning future earnings back to the United States. And we will impose a one-time low tax on money currently parked overseas so it can be brought back home to America where it belongs, and where it can do its job. (Applause.) My Council of Economic Advisers estimates that this change, along with a lower tax rate, would likely give the typical American household a $4,000 pay raise. (Applause.) Could be a lot more than that, too. You haven't heard this. So about a $4,000 amount of money additional for the American family to spend. That's very exciting. And you're going to spend that money, it's going to be put to work, and jobs are going to be produced, and we're going to start making our product again. Wouldn't that be nice? It's going to happen. (Applause.) And by the way, not as part of our tax plan, but I am right now renegotiating trade deals that are so horrendous and so one-sided and so embarrassing for our country. We are -- you're probably reading in the papers -- renegotiating NAFTA. We're renegotiating -- (applause) -- various other deals with foreign countries that are so embarrassing and so horrendous that you would say, why on Earth would anybody have signed a deal like that? I'll also be announcing, as you know, my statement and what we'll be doing with respect to the Iran Deal, speaking of badly negotiated deals. AUDIENCE: Booo -- THE PRESIDENT: We're doing that very shortly. (Applause.) So to summarize: Our plan goes from eight tax brackets down to four; expands the zero tax bracket greatly; expands the child tax credit; repeals the estate tax and special interest tax breaks; cuts the corporate tax rate from much more and equal to 35 percent tax, and brings it down all the way down to 20 percent; and cuts tax rates for small businesses to the lowest level in more than 80 years. (Applause.) AUDIENCE: USA! USA! USA! THE PRESIDENT: And our great congressmen, congresswomen, and all of the people that we're working with, all I can say is: You better get it passed. (Applause.) They will. I know. And you have great ones here in Pennsylvania. For too long, our tax code has incentivized companies to leave our country in search of lower tax rates. My administration rejects the offshoring model, and we have embraced a brand new model. It's called the American model. (Applause.) We want companies to hire and grow in America, to raise wages for the American workers, and to help rebuild American cities and towns. We're involved in all over the world. It's now time we get involved with rebuilding our country. (Applause.) No one knows America better than America’s truckers. Every single day, from coast to coast and border to border -- where we will have a wall, by the way. In case you had any doubt. Does anybody have a doubt? AUDIENCE: No! THE PRESIDENT: These guys don't have a doubt. In our largest cities and across the rolling plains, you see the incredible beauty of our natural wonders. You see things that few people see. In fact, I think you should take a major wage reduction, you have such a beautiful thing. (Laughter.) And we see the enduring strength of the American spirit in those same truckers. What you see is incredible every day. What you see are things that nobody else sees. And I want to tell you, to the truckers in this room, which is a lot of people: you're going to make more money, you're going to do better than ever before, and we truly admire you. You are our heroes. Believe me. You are our heroes. (Applause.) Over the decades, you have also seen the disastrous consequences of economic surrender. Our politicians surrendered. They gave up our country. You've driven past the shuttered factories, watched thriving communities become ghost towns, and witnessed America’s wealth get shipped away to foreign lands. Now is our chance to reclaim America’s destiny. We can breathe new life into struggling industries and forgotten towns. We can end the special deals for special interests, and we will honor the hardworking, patriotic Americans who make this country run. (Applause.) And you can help us stock the store shelves all across the country, and around the world, with more products stamped with those beautiful words, that we're going to say it this way: Made in the USA. (Applause.) We will lift our fellow citizens from welfare to work, from dependence to independence, and from poverty to prosperity. (Applause.) American goods will sail across the oceans, American trucks will glide along our highways -- so beautiful will those highways be -- smooth, beautiful, no potholes. (Applause.) I know. No potholes. I have many friends in the trucking business, and they tell me it's never been like this. They'll buy beautiful new equipment. By the time it goes from Los Angeles to New York and back, they have a big renovation job on their hands. They said they've never seen it like this before. They will be beautiful again. They will be smooth, beautiful, highways again. (Applause.) The American flag -- do we love our American flag? (Applause.) Right? I think people forgot how patriotic we are. I think people forgot how much we love our country. They've learned over the last week, haven't they? (Applause.) But American flags will soar high above the roads. Our cities and our towns will proudly display that flag. Our children will be raised in homes filled with love, communities filled with airplanes that are going back and forth -- that's okay -- but communities filled with hope, and a nation filled with pride. We will build this future together, as one people and one nation under God. (Applause.) With your help, and your voice, we will bring back our jobs, we will bring back our wealth, and for every citizen across this land, we will bring back our great American dreams. (Applause.) This is a great and proud state. I am so honored to be with you tonight. Thank you, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America. Thank you very much. Thank you. (Applause.) END 6:25 P.M. EDT
H&R Block, (HRB) reported earnings more than a ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.
Chinese authorities have detained a software developer for selling computer services that allow internet users to evade China’s “Great Firewall,” which blocks access to thousands of websites, from Facebook to Twitter to some news outlets, a media report said Monday.
Disgraced credit-monitoring company Equifax, which has seen its stock drop by nearly 40% since disclosing what will likely be remembered as one of the most damaging data breaches in US history, eliciting dozens of class-action lawsuits, calls for investigations by at least one state attorney general, and requests from multiple Congressional committees for more information about the exact timeline of when Equifax learned about the hack, and when it was disclosed – because somewhere between those two events, several of the company’s executives, including its CFO, cashed out of some $2 million in stock and options. In the latest humiliating blow to a company that failed at its only job – safeguarding Americans’ sensitive personal and financial data – famed short-seller Carson Block has announced that he has decided to sue the company over its “abysmal” handling of the hack. And here’s the kicker: He doesn’t even have an open short position against the company. In other words: There’s no profit motive here. Block – like millions of Americans - is just really, really pissed. Here’s the Financial Times: “Veteran short-seller Carson Block has launched a private lawsuit against Equifax, accusing the credit-reporting company of an “abysmal” handling of one of the worst cyber security incidents in history. Equifax said on September 7 that its systems were breached by criminals in a raid that went on for more than two months — an admission that has prompted a flood of regulatory inquiries, dozens of private lawsuits and a more than one-third collapse in the company’s share price. The data of up to 143m Americans was compromised, the company said, along with up to 400,000 people in the UK. One of those was Mr Block, whose suit filed on Friday accuses Equifax of negligence in failing to safeguard and protect his personal identifying information from criminals, as well as a failure to disclose the breach in a timely fashion.” Apparently, Block has learned that his personal information was compromised in the hack because he’s suing for personal damages. He has also accused the company of failing to disclose the breach in a timely fashion. The company’s CEO, Rick Smith, who is expected to deliver Congressional testimony early next month, has said that the company at first believed the hack was relatively minor." According to the FT, the famed short sellers is seeking $500,000 in damages, a paltry sum considering Muddy Waters reportedly produced double-digit returns last year. “Mr Block’s firm, Muddy Waters, has no short position that would benefit from a fall in the stock. In the suit, filed in the Northern District of California, San Francisco division, he seeks damages of at least $500,000 for the “stress, nuisance and annoyance” of dealing with issues stemming from the breach. The suit notes that Equifax’s business revolves around being a “secure storehouse” for data and providing a clear financial profile of consumers that lenders and other businesses can rely on. According to its own description, Equifax organises, assimilates and analyses data on more than 820m consumers and more than 91m businesses worldwide. Equifax could not be reached for comment at the time of publication.” As the FT explains, hackers gained access to the company’s systems by exploiting a vulnerability in Apache Struts, a popular open-source framework for developing web applications in the Java programming language. On Friday, Equifax said that it had patched the hole on July 30, one day after it had detected strange activity on its servers. But cybersecurity experts note that the fix had been available since March, when the Apache Foundation put out an update which had been widely disseminated in tech circles. In short, the company’s cybersecurity experts committed an unforced error by neglecting to invest the meager resources required to patch the fix. Amid the firestorm of controversy that has engulfed the company in the aftermath of the hacking disclosure, Equifax has actively tried to cover up the fact that Susan Mauldin, Equifax’s chief information security officer, and the person who was responsible for keeping the highly confidential and secret information of over 100 million Americans, has zero security or technology credentials…in fact, she was a music major at the University of Georgia. Smith, Mauldin and nine other executives are named in Block’s lawsuit. Mauldin, Equifax said, would retire immediately from the company on Friday, along with David Webb, chief information officer. According to the suit, Equifax should’ve been more careful following two big breaches in 2016. In one of those, 430,000 names and other vital pieces of information were lost as a result of the company using “alarmingly poor” security for the generation of PINs from the last four digits of a social-security number and the four-digit year of birth. Of course, with North Dakota Democrat Heidi Heitkamp calling for a criminal investigation into securities fraud, Block’s lawsuit for a meager half a million is probably the least of the company’s worries…
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - A protest over police use of force in St. Louis that started peacefully grew increasingly chaotic on Sunday night as demonstrators broke windows in central St. Louis and others attempted to block a ramp to an interstate highway, police and witnesses said.
President Donald Trump's decision to block Canyon Bridge Capital Partners LLP's $1.3 billion plan to acquire Lattice Semiconductor Corp. could trip a domino effect of dealmakers calling off pending transactions....
Rosalind Peterson of California Skywatch was a certified U.S.D.A. Farm Service Agency Crop Loss Adjustor working in more than ten counties throughout California. She now spearheads a watchdog group that monitors uncontrolled experimental weather modification programs, atmospheric heating and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://FinanceArmageddon.blogspot.com or http://lindseywilliams101.blogspot.com for full links, other content, and more! ]]
McConnell and his lieutenants will gauge support for the bill this week in private party meetings.
Режиссер Andy MuschiettiВ ролях Jaeden Lieberher (Bill Denbrough), Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ben Hanscom), Sophia Lillis (Beverly Marsh), Finn Wolfhard (Richie Tozier), Chosen Jacobs (Mike Hanlon), Jack Dylan Grazer (Eddie Kaspbrak), Wyatt Oleff (Stanley Uris), Bill Skarsgard (Pennywise)В своё время я много раз видел как, казалось бы, вменяемые люди несли свои сбережения в клювик Мавроди. Поддаться всеобщему ажиотажу может и нормальный человек. Один мой приятель долгое время отражал атаки своей тёщи, желавшей поместить семейные деньги в МММ, но в какой-то момент и он дрогнул. Устав от споров и свар, он взял все свои сбережения и обменял на билетики. Стоит ли говорить, что следующий за этим событием день стал днем краха мавродиевской пирамиды? Я про этот случай вспомнил, когда выходил из кинозала.Вот я говна поелУ меня этот фильм заранее получил кредит доверия, который я и реализовал, заплатив за билет 17 баксов. И это притом, что стартовые позиции фильма не сулили ничего хорошего. Во-первых, режиссером назначили аргентинца Андреса Мускетти, имевшего за душой единственный сомнительного качества хоррор «Мама». Во-вторых, режиссер решил перенести сюжет из 1950-х в 1980-е. Типа, это время его детства и он лучше его понимает, чем какие-то страходавние времена, которые никому не интересны. В-третьих, он решил разбить роман на две серии, одну отдав под тему с детьми, а во вторую поместив финальную историю с взрослыми. Было очевидно, что эти три гвоздя надежно заколотят гроб грядущей экранизации. Но я себя успокаивал следующим образом. Первый блин всегда комом, и ту же «Маму» нельзя совсем уж считать отстоем. Возможно, гостю из Южной Америки просто нужно было реализовать свою подростковую идею (это была полнометражная версия его короткометражки) и заняться чем-нибудь более зрелым. Тем более в данном случае у него за основу брался едва ли не лучший роман Кинга, да и предыдущая телепостановка была вполне себе культовой вещью, так что было, отчего отталкиваться. Идея перенести сюжет, заточенный именно под 50-е, выглядела дико, но если правильно воссоздать атмосферу 80-х, то возможно и в ней найти аналоги со временем из книги и вписать Пеннивайза в общий фон десятилетия. Хуже выглядела идея с разделением на две части (это лишало сюжет основного нерва), но, возможно, думал я, режиссер хочет просто больше вместить в фильм из книги, поскольку старая телепостановка тоже не смогла использовать все интересное из многостраничного романа. Все эти жалкие (честно скажем) аргументы, вкупе с трейлером и заставили меня пойти смотреть эту новинку на большом экране. Плюс ко всему, при всех своих явных достоинствах экранизация 1990 имела и явные недостатки, во многом вытекающие из тогдашних небольших телевизионных бюджетов. Впрочем, кому интересна аргументация поступков лоха? Боюсь, что и ему самому она уже не очень интересна, поскольку капкан захлопнулся и зритель попался.Грустно смотреть, как в вихре улетает бабло зрителейСначала расскажу о хорошем в фильме, благо его немного и перечисление не займет много времени. Лучшее, что есть в фильме это София Лиллис, девочка, сыгравшая Биверли Марш. Мне кажется, что у нее есть будущее в кинематографе. А теперь можно переходить к плохому.Фильм идет 135 минут, т.е. больше двух часов. Старый шел 192 и включал, как я уже говорил две временные линии. Самое смешное, что он умудрился показать намного больше событий из книги, чем это сделал Мускетти. Мы так и не узнаем о талантах детских персонажей, а ведь это то зерно, из которого должна прорастить их взрослая жизнь. Мы не поймем, почему Билл стал писателем, Бен архитектором, Ричи стэндапистом, а Майк библиотекарем. Дети получились вполне взаимозаменяемые, просто один негр, а другой жирдяй, вот и все их функции. Жизнь подростков не выходит за рамки борьбы с клоуном и если бы им пришлось писать сочинение на тему «как я провел лето» они бы могли ограничиться фразой «забили монстра до смерти». Напоминаю, фильм идет больше двух часов.Организуем Союз Рыжих?Перенос фильма в восьмидесятые не принес нам погружение в атмосферу данного периода, не считать же за такую песни New Kids on the Block и рекламу «Кошмара на улице Вязов 5» на одном из кинотеатров. Более того пятая часть Кошмара это уже 1989, десятилетие уступало место кислотным девяностым. Аргентинец, как я понял, не только о пятидесятых не имеет представление, но и восьмидесятые помнит слабо, поскольку пятый Фредди Крюгер появился на экранах только 11 августа, а события в фильме разворачиваются с момента окончания школьных занятий. Стивен Кинг, который действительно помнит свое детство, такую ошибку бы не допустил.Сыграем в московскую пирамиду или предпочитаешь карманный бильярд?К тому же явленные нам восьмидесятые убивают саму атмосферу романа, в котором дети пытаются выжить не в благополучной Америке эпохи Рональда Рейгана, а в небогатой послевоенной стране, где в маленьком провинциальном городке большинство живет бедно, но чисто, городские огороды не экзотика, а телевизоры запредельная роскошь. Кинотеатр и библиотека - единственные очаги культуры, причем библиотека проигрывает кино с большим счетом. Расизм не считается чем-то плохим и понятия о приличиях еще не сметены шестидесятыми. Но Мускетти все это не интересно. Ему, по-моему, и персонажи не особенно интересны, он их и не очень стремится различить, поэтому историей Дерри здесь занимается толстяк Бен (он же библиотеку посещает, нам это показали), а чернокожему Майку он вручает пистолет для забоя скота (если это не расизм, то я ничего не понимаю), понятно же, что негру это сподручней. Из отца Биверли Марш делают обычного педофила, поскольку это проще, да и выбранное время уже располагает к подобным простым решениям. Понятно, что черепаха была бы вообще не к месту, серебряные доллары уже анахронизм и поэтому клоуна нужно убить арматурой.В интервью режиссер гордо говорил, что уважает старую экранизацию, но не отталкивается от нее, а на деле кусками перетаскивает из постановки сцены с потерей качества. Лишая фильм малейшего саспенса, Мускетти делает упор на «бу»-эффекты, что выводит фильм на уровень обычного аттракциона. Биллу Скарсгорду, сыну знаменитого актера, зарекомендовавшего себя в сериале «Хемлок Гроув» ничего не остается, как сделать своего зловещего персонажа безликим винтиком заводной карусели ужасов. Тим Карри может спать спокойно, его Пеннивайз продолжает оставаться одной из икон жанра ужасов.На самом деле самое загадочное в фильме это то, как такое откровенно проходное кино смогло стать самым кассовым хоррором за всю историю кинематографа? «Мир, как мы его знали, подходит к концу»Может закопаем колодец, пока режиссер там?
In February, Arkansas lawmakers marked the 50-year anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act with a resolution calling it "a shining example of open government" that had ensured access to ...
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spanish authorities on Sunday pursued efforts to block an independence vote in Catalonia, seizing campaign materials as the chief prosecutor said jailing the region's top politician could not be ruled out.
For the second consecutive night, peaceful daytime protests descended into late-night violence with broken windows and thrown rocks, water bottles and garbage can lids following Friday's acquittal of a white former police officer in the shooting death of a black suspect. A small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows at dozens of businesses and throwing objects at police, who moved in with hundreds of officers in riot gear to make arrests. According to the Asociated Press, the confrontation took place late Saturday night in the Delmar Loop area of University City, a suburb about 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of St. Louis near Washington University. The area is known for concert venues, restaurants, shops and bars, and includes the Blueberry Hill club where rock legend Chuck Berry played for many years. A pocket of protesters threw bricks, rocks and projectiles with paint at police as officers tried to disperse the crowds. Nine people were arrested Saturday night during the protests, two police departments in the area said. Shortly before 11 p.m. at Leland and Delmar, a small group of protesters threw chunks of concrete at police and broke windows at numerous Delmar Loop businesses. A chair was thrown through the window of a Starbucks. One protester was seen hitting a police SUV with a hammer. Police made more than a half-dozen arrests witnessed by reporters, including a protester who was carried away by officers by his arms and legs. Earlier in the day, hundreds of protesters marched through the Delmar Loop near nightfall Saturday, as Mayor Lyda Krewson appealed to residents for calm and normalcy going into the second night of protests. "These are not the images we want to see of our city," Krewson told reporters at an early evening news conference, referring to violence in the Central West End the night before that included damage to her house. "We have some work to do here." She implored residents to "go about their lives" amid canceled events and uncertainty about how long the unrest would continue. "I know our small-business owners would appreciate seeing you again," she said. "Of course, go to work, of course go out to eat. We shouldn't be so fearful here." By shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday, more than a thousand protesters carrying "Black Lives Matter" signs and chanting things like "No Justice, No Profits" were blocking the major intersection at Skinker and Forest Park Parkway near Washington University. Police later closed Delmar for the marchers, who were relatively peaceful going into the evening. Some yelled "F--- the police!" while others shook officers' hands. As the chaos escalated, scores of police officers in riot gear pushed forward against the demonstrators just after 11 p.m. — about two hours after daytime protest organizers had congratulated their followers on keeping their demonstrations peaceful. By 11:30, about 200 police officers had pushed most of the protesters out of the area and the violence and vandalism appeared to be dissipating. The sidewalks along the vibrant area of restaurants and shops were strewn with glass from broken windows. University City had been the scene of a peaceful march earlier in the evening to protest the previously discussed ruling on Friday which cleared ex-officer Jason Stockley of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith. That march ended with organizers calling for people to leave and reconvene Sunday afternoon. But a few dozen protesters refused to go. Police ordered them to disperse, saying the protest was illegal. Hundreds of police in riot gear eventually moved in with armored vehicles. The demonstrators retreated down a street, breaking windows with trash cans and throwing objects at police. Among property damage Friday night, police said in a statement, were broken windows and thrown red paint at Krewson's home near Lake and Waterman; shattered windows at various locations in the area including a Subway sandwich shop, a Walgreen's, the St. Louis Public Library's Schlafly Branch, and several local businesses; broken vehicle windows including those on two police vehicles; and 18 fires. Among numerous canceled St. Louis events for the weekend were planned concerts by U2 and Ed Sheeran, because police couldn't guarantee security. * * * Cori Bush, a social worker and activist who is running for Congress in Missouri's St. Louis-based 1st District, helped lead the marchers early Saturday evening. At the intersection of Skinker and Delmar boulevards, she called for a six-minute "die-in" for the six years since the fatal police shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith. Bush said city officials and media focused too much on the vandalism in the Central West End late Friday night. "None of it could've happened at all, had there not been a dead body, had there not been a police officer who did something absolutely horrendous," she said on loud speaker to the crowd. "The message is simple: stop killing us," she said. "Black folks say, stop killing us." * * * Several protesters were seen in handcuffs, and city and county police later tweeted that they had arrested at least nine people. Police were seen carrying one handcuffed man away from the scene upside down. At least one demonstrator was treated after he was hit with pepper spray. After the burst of violence ended, a reporter for The Associated Press found at least half of the businesses on one side of the street with broken windows along a two block area. Sam Thomas, who was helping his friend clean up the glass from the shattered windows of his clothing and accessories boutique, OSO, said he understood why people were angry. The U.S. justice system is broken and needs to be fixed, Thomas said. "I'm not saying this is the right way to fix it," he said of the damage. "The window isn't murdered. Nobody is going to have a funeral for the window. We can replace it." As reported yesterday, on Friday night, nearly three-dozen people were arrested and 11 police officers suffered injuries, including a broken jaw and dislocated shoulder. Five officers were taken to hospitals. Police said 10 businesses were damaged that night, and protesters broke a window and spattered red paint on the home of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson. Saturday night's violence also capped a day of noisy but peaceful demonstrations at suburban shopping malls. Protesters shouted slogans such as "no justice, no profits", "black lives matter" and "it is our duty to fight for our freedom" as they marched through West County Center mall in the suburb of Des Peres, west of St. Louis. A group also demonstrated at another suburban shopping center, the Chesterfield Mall, and at a regional food festival. Organizers hoped to spread the impact of the protests beyond predominantly black neighborhoods to those that are mainly white. Organizers Saturday night said they planned a "die in" on Sunday at 3 p.m. near St. Louis Police headquarters on Olive Street. * * * Smith's death is just one of several high-profile U.S. cases in recent years in which a white officer killed a black suspect, including the 2014 killing of Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson that sparked months of angry and sometimes violent protests. Stockley wasn't charged until May of last year, which was three years after he left the force a moved to Houston and more than four years after his December 2011 confrontation with Smith. The former police officer shot Smith after Smith fled from Stockley and his partner, who were trying to arrest him for a suspected drug deal. Stockley, 36, testified that he felt he was in danger because he saw Smith holding a silver revolver when Smith backed his car toward the officers and sped away.
The newscaster: Victoria Rakhmanina The Ukrainian Army shelled 17 localities in the Donetsk People’s Republic. They used artillery, tanks, mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers, grenade launchers and small arms. A block of flats was damaged in Donetsk. A civilian was wounded. And a woman got injured of the eye in the Petrovsky district of Donetsk yesterday. She’s in the hospital. The OSCE special monitoring mission installed a camera to control the situation near the checkpoint “Stanitsa Luganskaya”. It is an only official checkpoint between the Lugansk People’s Republic and Ukraine. 68 civilians were killed and 315 wounded in Donbass for 2017, the OSCE special monitoring mission reported in Facebook. The explosion occurred near the building of military commissariat in the town Antratsit of the LPR. There were no casualties. The investigation is in progress. Kiev fighters shelled the positions of the LPR People’s Militia 29 times. They opened fire on the 11 localities. They used artillery, mortars, infantry fighting vehicles, grenade launchers and small arms; it has been reported by the Ministry of Defense.
Покинутый городМичиганский центральный железнодорожный вокзалВо время Октябрьской войны 1973 года между арабскими странами и Израилем Организация арабских стран-экспортёров нефти заявила о прекращение своих поставок в страны, поддерживающие Израиль. В результате этого в США разразился нефтяной кризис, из-за которого обанкротились многие американские автомобилестроители. Больше всех досталось Детройту, где были сосредоточены крупнейшие заводы страны — Ford, General Motors и Chrysler. Отток населения, начавшийся ещё в 1950-х, превратился в тотальное бегство из города. Наиболее состоятельное население продавало свою недвижимость и переезжало в пригород. За ними потянулись банкиры, врачи и владельцы магазинов. В итоге в городе остались только безработные, живущие на пособие, или низкооплачиваемые рабочие, в основном негры. Стремительно начала процветать чёрная преступность.Каким стал город? Ответ ниже.Некогда самый высокий железнодорожной вокзал. Полностью прекратил функционировать в 1988 году. Власти города вроде как всё собираются его снести, но общественность бастует. Достопримечательность как-никак. Скоро ему будет 100 лет.ОтельОтель "Fort Shelby". Закрылся в самом начале нефтяного кризиса. В 1983 году его здание было включено в Национальный реестр исторических мест США. В конце 2008 года отель снова открылся.Отель "American Hotel". Закрылся в начале 1990-х.Отель "Lee Plaza". В 1981 году его здание было включено в Национальный реестр исторических мест США. Перед закрытием вначале 1990-х, в здании были жилые квартиры.David Whitney Building. В начале 2011 года были разговоры о ремонте здания.Farwell Building. В 1976 году включено в Национальный реестр исторических мест США.Farwell Building, 2009 год.Национальный театр, находящийся в Monroe Block.Объединенный театр искусствПресвитерианская церковь. С 1982 года в Национальном реестре исторических мест США.Методистская церковьБаптистская церковьЗаброшенный жилой дом "Rich-Dex".Дома в историческом районе "Brush Park". Все местные здания славились своей стилистикой, пока не были заброшены. Ныне их стараются восстанавливать.Дом Уильяма Ливингстона (март, 2007)Отделение Национального банка ДетройтаПолицейский участок в Highland ParkПубличная библиотекаШкола Уилбура РайтаШкола Св. Маргариты МарииКомпания по производству чернил "General Printing" (2005 год).Металлургический завод "McLouth Steel"Заброшенный завод "Packard Motor Car Company"Здание завода "Fisher Body".Здание завода "Fisher Body", 2008 год.Заводское помещение компании "Fisher Body", которая долгое время являлась подразделением "General Motors" и была расформирована в 1984 году.Результат кризиса - пустая парковка у здания "General Motors" (сентябрь, 1980).Пожалуй, только центр Детройта ныне является пригодным для жизни, хотя и там до сих пор высокая преступность. Недавно, например, трёмя неграми была избита американская актриса Жаклин Стрез со своим парнем. О этнопреступности тамошние СМИ говорить не любят. Так что, не смотря на всякие попытки властей возродить город, вряд ли это получиться у них без белого населения.