WASHINGTON—Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement after Foxconn’s announcement to open a factory in southeastern Wisconsin: "I often say that Wisconsin’s workers are the best in the world and that the Badger State is a great place to do business. I’m thrilled that Foxconn agrees and has decided to build their new factory in southeastern Wisconsin. This decision will create thousands of good jobs, and I’m excited for all the Wisconsinites who will benefit. I’m grateful that I was able to be a part of this process, working the state leaders like Governor Walker, to make it a reality. This is an exciting day for our community, and we look forward to working further with Foxconn as we begin a new era of manufacturing here in Wisconsin.”
Как признают австрийские журналисты, «за хорошо инсценированным прозападным спектаклем и реформаторской риторикой скрывается старая системная логика. В процессе выравнивания интересов между революцией и реакцией Украине еще предстоит пережить критический момент. Нынешняя реформа судебной системы покажет, смогут ли реформаторские силы продолжать свою деятельность и станет ли Украина надёжным местом деятельности иностранных инвесторов».
By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at I deserve to be punished! Yesterday, I received some mail from subscribers in response to my article about the end of the empire: "More buggered than an alter boy at the Vatican". This is a witch hunt against the clergy. Can't you see that? You perpetuate the lies and I hope God punishes you for it. What's more I'm British, and proud of it and your article is racist. I've unsubscribed from your stupid discriminating blog. Not everyone wants me dead, though... which is nice: "God, I love these essays!" And: Hi Chris Just a quick thanks to you and your team for all the updates and your insights. Having a feed of well thought through investment advice mixed with highly entertaining commentaries which cut through the thickest layers of the BS right to the essence of the matter is more than I had expected when I signed up for this and I really appreciate it. Regards And: "I just shared this around the office here in London, where I have to tell you...we're having a cup of tea:-) Love your take on the world and your unashamed way of dealing with reality. I first came across your work when a friend forwarded this one to me. It is so rare to find clarity of thinking and I really appreciate your ability to bring together the complexity of economics, human behaviour, history and everything in between. Keep up the fantastic truly insightful work." I'm reminded that you can't please everyone... and neither should you try. It's also useful to weed out morons so it's got that going for it. As much as I find amusement from hate mail and am humbled by well wishers, it made me think about this problem of political correctness. It's an incredibly important topic and, in fact, was a significant factor in correctly predicting the ascension of Trump to the throne. The people, like the disgruntled Brit above, who refuse to acknowledge things like the epidemic of pedophilia in the church are dangerous. The selective bias is appalling. They look at themselves and others not as individual human beings... which is how we should interact with one another, but rather as some group. Everything to them is pigeon holed into some category: white, black, male, female, left, right, capitalist, globalist, and so on. They actually define themselves and others as a class, not as an individual. It's lazy thinking at its finest. This is seriously problematic for a simple reason: it subjugates the individual in favour of the group. Some humour about Brits (who I secretly love) is immediately classed as racist. It's completely absurd to the point of bordering on mentally ill. Everything that doesn't fit into their world view finds a label with "discrimination" being extremely popular. This is because it's so loosely defined - literally anything can (and is) jammed into the discriminatory jar. Have you ever bought a new car and then found that everywhere you look you seem to see the same car and colour? In a similar fashion, these people search for discrimination, find it everywhere, and then attack it. Say after me: we need discrimination. It is what keeps society ordered and civilised. An example: Some time ago my wife and I were out having dinner with a group of friends - 3 other couples. One of the guests, who I'll call Harry (not his real name), had shoddy manners, cut people off in mid-conversation in order to put his point across, and was generally overbearing, loud, and obnoxious. Even when I cut him down and told him, in no uncertain terms, that he was being rude and offensive, this washed over him like water off a duck's back. When a shared plate of food arrived, Harry proceeded to scoop literally half of the plate straight onto his own plate and eat it... without the slightest acknowledgement that his bahaviour may not be exactly acceptable. Have we and the other couples subsequently discriminated against Harry? Hell, yeah! We won't be inviting him and his poor wife over anytime soon. Discrimination? Sure. Necessary? Absolutely. It's what keeps society civilised. It comes as no surprise that Harry has few friends, is constantly "in between" jobs, and survives, as far as I can tell, by the grace of his wife, who for whatever reason, continues to support him. That, too, may at some point become too much, and Harry will find that, in order for him to not starve, he'll need to change his ways. This is how things should work. Do you discriminate when you steer clear of a group of young men with an aggressive swagger walking at night? I sure hope so. This is not prejudice it's bloody prudence. Multiculturalism It's got such a nice ring to it but those using it don't actually understand its true meaning. The dictionary tells us it's the preservation of different cultures or cultural identities within a unified society. Discrimination is closely tied with multiculturalism, which is easily one of the most misunderstood and misinterpreted terms in our modern lexicon. From my experience - and I've lived in 7 different countries, traveled to over 50, and do business with, have employees, colleagues, and business associates that traverse not only the globe but all the major religions and ethic groups - I can tell you this: those who live and work with many cultures and across geographies never, and I mean never, have an issue with this. Those who do are inevitably the ones who have never traveled or travel little, and they wish to actually enforce on others their own world view. These are the worst sort of people. Those who not only believe things which are false but are not content until you, too, adhere to their beliefs. It's an ideology, and ideologies are more dangerous than nuclear weapons. Peter Thiel saw this coming a full 20 years ago. I would urge you to spend 15 minutes and listen to this speech he gave: He quite correctly mentions that "Multiculturalism has nothing to do with the study of other cultures." He goes on to say that "You do not see students protesting on college campuses demanding missionary postings in third world countries, to learn more about other societies. You do not have people protesting to learn Chinese or Swahili." "You cannot have diversity on a college campus with people who look different but think alike." Peter discusses the threat to Western civilisation, which ironically is not posed by any other civilisation but rather comes from within. Those who have been reared in the warm bosom of Western civilisation providing freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and a host of freedoms, which have allowed for unparalleled wealth and opportunity. This is where the threat comes from. It's not unlike a spoilt child who has been given too much by well-meaning parents... only to invite drug dealers and gangsters into the homestead to destroy it and rape and pillage. This is not non-Western but anti-Western and advocating the destruction of Western civilisation. Multiculturalism joins the ranks of a long list of junk words that have crawled into popular vocabulary but which infest our brain and are used by self-righteous pompous pseudo intellectuals to further goals which have little to do with what we're told they do. Words such as "islamophobia", a nonsensical word if ever there was one (which I'll write about in a separate article... because nobody else will)... and another pet hate: "marginalized", which if you look carefully, is a term used to describe any minority group that enjoys support from multimillion dollar lobby groups where the objective is to destroy criticism of the particular group and to garner favours which would, if the group couldn't muster being "marginalised" would NOT receive largess. Interestingly, these "marginalised" groups cannot ever be white and male. Think about why that is. Be careful of using these rubbish euphemisms and fight back against those who throw them out as accusations, because they are the epitome of lazy thinking and are being used as weapons to destroy what is often common sense. In this world or irrationality, when a rational statement is made that it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, society runs the risk of being to afraid to say that yes, it's a duck. That, my friends, is dangerous territory indeed. - Chris "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." — George S. Patton -------------------------------------- Liked this article? Then you'll probably like my other missives on this topic as well. Go here to access them (free, of course). --------------------------------------
A senior Iranian official is accusing the United States of not living up to its side of the nuclear agreement that Washington and five other world powers signed with Tehran, saying it is trying “scare off” foreign companies from doing business with the Islamic Republic.
Президент "незалежной" обещает превратить ее в рай для инвесторов
Germany’s government warned companies against doing business in Turkey and issued revised guidelines for travelers as Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel announced a “re-orientation” of policy toward Turkey....
Президент Украины Петр Порошенко заявляет, что власти страны намерены занять 70-е место в рейтинге легкости ведения бизнеса Всемирного банка Doing Business - 2018.
Три года назад Украина была на 153 месте.
Президент Украины Петр Порошенко заявляет, что власти страны намерены занять 70-е место в рейтинге легкости ведения бизнеса Всемирного банка Doing Business-2018.
Власти Украины намерены занять 70-е место в рейтинге легкости ведения бизнеса Всемирного банка Doing Business-2018, заявляет президент Петр Порошенко.
Creation of the new post - that of vice president and managing director of Greater China - underscores importance of that market for the Cupertin-based tech giant, Apple Inc (AAPL).
Here’s a quick update on our work to replace the broken tax code with a system that increases American competitiveness and cuts taxes for American families: READ the House Republican budget, which not only balances in ten years and tackles our debt crisis, but also paves the way for transformational tax reform, at balancedbudget.gop. The Budget Committee will markup the budget at 10:00 a.m. ET this morning. WATCH Speaker Ryan’s remarks at New Balance in Lawrence, Massachusetts tomorrow at 3:15 p.m. ET on how tax reform will make America the greatest place in the world to do business. Tune in at speaker.gov/live. LEARN more about how tax reform will raise wages, boost income, and simplify the tax filing process for hardworking Americans. The Ways and Means Tax Subcommittee will hold a hearing at 2:00 p.m. ET, which you can watch live here. We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity for transformational tax reform. Now is our chance to seize this moment and get this done for the American people in 2017. Related: A Made in America Tax Code (7/17/17) TODAY: Key Hearing on How Tax Reform Will Help Small Businesses (7/13/17) Transformational Tax Reform in 2017 (7/5/17) Here’s Why Tax Cuts Must Be Permanent: (6/22/17) FULL TEXT: Speaker Ryan’s First Major Speech on Tax Reform (6/20/17) Four Things Before Today’s Tax Reform Speech (6/20/17) Tax Reform: More Jobs, Higher Wages, and Renewed Confidence (6/19/17)
В среду, 19 июля в Украине вступил в силу закон № 1982 VIII о внесении изменений в некоторые законодательные акты Украины об использовании печатей юридическими лицами и физическими лицами-предпринимателями. Документ предусматривает отмену обязательного использования печати […]
Just as only the conservative Richard Nixon could thaw U.S.-China relations, the supposedly dovish Moon Jae In could defuse tensions with the Kim regime.
President Donald J. Trump Proclaims July 17, 2017, as Made in America Day and this Week, July 16 through July 22, as Made in America Week
MADE IN AMERICA DAY AND MADE IN AMERICA WEEK, 2017 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Today, we mark the first Made in America Day and recognize the vital contributions of American workers and job creators to our Nation's prosperity and strength. America owes much of its success to the determination and ingenuity of its entrepreneurs, workers, and farmers, who drive our economy and support our military strength. American work ethic and quality craftsmanship are the heart and soul of our Nation. We are a Nation of innovators, builders, and farmers. We construct architectural wonders like the Golden Gate Bridge and the New York skyline. We feed the Nation and the world with agricultural products like American wheat, corn, and beef. We drive technological innovation, like the internet and the Global Positioning System, from visions to realities. My Administration recognizes the critical connection between a strong manufacturing base and a thriving economy. I am committed to promoting American manufacturing, opening markets around the world for our producers, and protecting our businesses from unfair trade practices. And I am reducing job killing regulations and cutting taxes, making it more attractive than ever to do business in the United States. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim July 17, 2017, as Made in America Day and this week, July 16 through July 22, as Made in America Week. Today and this week, I call upon Americans to pay special tribute to the builders, to the ranchers, to the crafters, and to all those who work every day to make America great. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second. DONALD J. TRUMP
Mohammad Javad Zarif Politics, Middle East TNI’s Jacob Heilbrunn just sat down with Tehran’s top diplomat—and he was not happy with the Trump administration. Jacob Heilbrunn, editor of the National Interest, spoke with Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister in an interview in New York on Monday, July 17, 2017. The following is a lightly edited transcript. Jacob Heilbrunn: Yesterday you were on Fareed Zakaria’s show. And if, as you alleged, the Trump administration is indeed violating the spirit—if not the letter—of the Iran nuclear accords, what do you think your response will be to the Trump administration? Mohammad Javad Zarif: Well, we’ve taken a route that has been prescribed within the nuclear deal, taken it to the joint commission, and we will discuss that in the joint commission to make sure that the shortcomings by the United States are remedied. This has been the subject of an ongoing debate within the joint commission, not only during the Trump administration but also during the previous Obama administration, when it took the United States, for instance, several months to clear the purchase of airplanes. It took the U.S. longer to clear the purchase of Airbus airplanes than it took for the purchase of Boeing airplanes. But nevertheless for Airbus it took about nine months and for Boeing it took about four months. Which in our view was too long, so we took the issue to the joint commission. And some parts of it were remedied, some parts of it were not, and this is the avenue that is open to us now. If it comes to a major violation, or what in the terms of the nuclear deal is called significant nonperformance, then Iran has other options available, including withdrawing from the deal. Jacob Heilbrunn: Do you want to specify any further what the options might be, or leave it at that? Mohammad Javad Zarif: I mean, if that’s the option that is open to me— Jacob Heilbrunn: —the ultimate option— Mohammad Javad Zarif: —yeah. Jacob Heilbrunn: Do you believe, in looking at Trump the man—is he someone you can do business with, or do you think that he is dangerously intemperate in his dealings with Iran, rhetorically, so far? Read full article
We live longer than ever, but our lives are blighted by time poverty. Here’s what to do…“Busy!” I’m not sure when this became the default reply to “How are you?” But rising numbers of us rattle through our days as inadequate servants of insatiable to-do lists.Most of us can expect 1,000 months on earth, longer than any previous generation. Yet we feel time poor. Even if we get the fabled 4.5 daily leisure hours average adult workers enjoy, according to a 2013 American Time Use survey, there are many reasons why days pass in a blur, as if glimpsed from the runaway train of our life. Continue reading...