***Yup, that's what unions do.
The California city of Palmdale was ready to roll out the red carpet this summer when a Japanese company agreed to build a $60 million factory on a city-owned, vacant parcel on the southwest side of town -- but now the company is taking its project out of state and critics say union greed is to blame.
The "Antelope Valley Residents for Responsible Development," a group backed by the International Brotherhood Workers Union Local 11, produced a 588-page appeal claiming that construction of the proposed factory would violate state environmental laws, by, among other things, kicking up spores. What the union really wanted, according to Kinkisharyo officials, was clearance to organize the plant without any interference from the company. When Kinkisharyo officials balked, the project suddenly became a potential environmental hazard.
"Kicking up spores?" C'mon people, you know these people don't give a rip about the environment. They were union thugs trying to bully the company into giving them what they wanted. Nice job, guys. Say bye-bye to some pretty nice jobs.
***White House freed illegals charged with homicide. Just when you think Obama couldn't stoop any lower...
Illegal immigrants charged with violent crimes and serious felonies were among the hundreds of criminals the Obama administration released from jails across the country in February 2013, newly released documents show.
According to records obtained by USA Today, the government released inmates charged with offenses ranging from kidnapping and sexual assault to drug trafficking, armed assault, and homicide.
The evidence contradicts previous assurances by the administration that the 617 criminals who were released as part of a cost cutting exercise were low risk offenders charged with misdemeanors "or other criminals whose prior conviction did not pose a violent threat to public safety," USA Today reported.
I want one!
***Four things most millionaires have in common.
#1. Most are self-employed: If you're making money for someone, it seems, it should be you, not your boss or the owner of your company. Of course, less than a third of all start-ups make it 10 years, so there's quite a bit of risk. But on the bright side, studies have shown self-employed people are also more likely to be satisfied with their jobs.
#2. They start a business based on strategic thought: Passion is great, but they look for areas where demand is bigger than supply — that is, areas where they're most likely to make money. It may sound like common sense, but in one survey, only a third of entrepreneurs say they made sure to search for a good business idea with a competitive advantage. One reason people might not tend to start businesses that are sure to be profitable? Many such businesses are in areas seen as "dull-normal." (Think welding.)
Follow the link for the rest. Interesting.
***Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal. ~Jerome Fleishman
***Have a great day!