The next hundred posts, getting started.

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Controversially Made in China

Roger Ferch with the National Steel Bridge Alliance says “I saw one estimate of the fabrication man hours, the labor to construct this bridge in the fabrication shop of more than a million man hours. That’s a million man hours of work that should have been done in the US.”

And each job, Ferch, says, has a multiplier effect “because not only do you lose the fabrication jobs, you lose those people paying taxes, those people buying groceries, those people buying clothing, and the list goes on.”

Fired but still working

Fired by the state of Illinois for cause, caught taking bribes, and other actionable behavior and still drawing pay and benefits due to a IL law that protects political appointees. This was Barry’s master class in how to run a government.

IMF warns of double-dip recession risk as UK growth forecast cut

IMF says global economy has entered “a dangerous new phase”, as it reduces growth estimates for Britain from 1.5pc to 1.1pc.

Is Barack Obama the American Neil Kinnock?

Who is Neil Kinnock? Read the story.

Reagan did it right

And Bird Dog puts it straight and clear.

The Day I Left the Left

I liked this quote.

“I was not prejudiced, which implies passing judgment before reviewing the evidence. I was now postjudiced—I had reviewed the evidence and concluded that many people simply weren’t worth saving.”

 

About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. New girlfriend at sixty-five. Was a Tea Party supporter. Today a follower of the Last American President to be honestly elected, Donald J. Trump.
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