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BELFAST’S GIANT TULIP…

By David Vance On September 16th, 2016 at 7:18 pm

In the Belfast Telegraph...my view on the latest instance of Belfast “public art”

 

CONDITION CRITICAL.

By David Vance On September 16th, 2016 at 7:14 pm

I see that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has declared that the European Union is in a “critical situation” as leaders meet in Slovakia to discuss ways to regain trust after the UK’s vote to leave the bloc.

Critical situation? Try terminal condition.

The twin pillars of EU achievement – 1. Free movement of people and 2. The Euro are destroying it. Millions of North Africans migrants now  colonise EU countries and they have no intention of integrating. Meanwhile Italian banks totter on the edge of financial abyss, Greece continues to flounder and France is a mess.

The EU cannot be saved and thank god the UK has voted to exit. The sooner the better. I have written it often enough over the years but I will say it again – the European continent will burn again as those millions who crawling all over it sense the decadence and ineptness of those very leaders now preening themselves in Slovakia.

Only in America

By The Troll On September 16th, 2016 at 3:05 pm

Now I could talk about the Preacher and his family that was robbed in Philly yesterday. A guy with a Rifle ambushed a Preacher his wife and child. He demanded money, but then hit the preacher with the butt of the rifle. At that point the Preachers Wife pulled her Licensed Revolver and shot him in the leg…. he was later arrested at the hospital.

But NO. The story I’m talking about is this one.

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Over the past year in the Carolina area of the Country there have been sightings of Clowns. Creepy Clowns as they are calling them. An Epidemic of people in the Middle of the Night walking along Tree Lines and standing at Dark Corners with in Full Clown Outfits, Balloons, sometimes weapons. Some stories they have waived and then faded into the woods or the ally. Others they have actually talked to children.

Now nothing has happened as of yet, although the cops have issued warnings.

It’s like everyone is just waiting for the murders to start.

BANG THE DRUM LOUDLY….

By David Vance On September 16th, 2016 at 12:09 am

The suggestion that Hillary Clinton is a “conventional” politician that some would propose here on ATW deserves a little examination.

Is it ‘conventional” to lie through your teeth to the point where you no longer recognise your deceit?

Is it “conventional” to dismiss half the American electorate as a ‘basket of deplorables”?

Is it ‘conventional” to present yourself as the voice of enlightened women whilst talking $$$millions from Saudi, a regime that oppresses women?

Is it ‘conventional” to pretend you have “overheated” when you know you have been diagnosed with pneumonia?

Is it “conventional” to have a husband that says you have the flu, not pneumonia? Isn’t that the sort of pesky detail a husband should know – unless he has been ‘picking around with bimbos’?

There is NOTHING “conventional” about Hillary Clinton beyond the fact she is only interested in the interests of Hillary Clinton.

Things That Work in Trumps Favor

By The Troll On September 15th, 2016 at 7:56 pm

Detroit, MI Unemployment Rate Historical Data
Data for this Date Range
July 31, 2016 12.50%
June 30, 2016 11.60%
May 31, 2016 9.80%
April 30, 2016 9.10%
21 more rows

Detroit, MI Unemployment Rate – YCharts

That’s just this year and it’s an improvement over last year.  So what is Ford doing?

 

Ford shifting all U.S. small-car production to Mexico

 

CEO Mark Fields told investors the move is part of plans to make production simpler and less expensive

Ford plans to eventually shift all North American small-car production from the U.S. to Mexico, CEO Mark Fields told investors Tuesday, even though the company’s production investments in Mexico have become a lightning rod for controversy in the presidential election.

“Over the next two to three years, we will have migrated all of our small-car production to Mexico and out of the United States,” Fields said at a daylong investor conference in Dearborn.

Ford isn’t the first automaker to move small car production out of the U.S. Mexico has become an auto production Mecca for new industry investment, surpassing Canada in annual automotive production.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said earlier this year it will end production of all cars in the U.S. by the end of this year as it discontinues production of the Dodge Dart in Belvidere, Ill., and the Chrysler 200 in Sterling Heights, Mich.

Fields’ announcement wasn’t much of a surprise. Ford said in April it would invest $1.6 billion to build a new plant in Mexico and create 2,800 jobs so it can build small cars there. Ford also said in 2015 that it planned to move production of its Ford Focus and C-Max hybrids cars from a plant in Wayne, Mich., to another country by 2018.

The industry has known for decades that domestic manufacturers struggle to make a profit on small cars in the U.S.

In recent years, automakers that include General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Mazda, Toyota and Volkswagen have announced plans to either expand existing plants or build new ones in Mexico. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles also has said it is considering an expansion of its production there.

The number of auto jobs in Mexico reached 675,000 last year, a 40% increase from 2008. U.S. auto jobs increased 15% over the same period to more than 900,000, according to the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor.

In addition to the North American Free Trade Agreement, automakers are also drawn to Mexico because of its lower wages, trade agreements with 44 other countries, a robust rail and shipping infrastructure and a workforce that has proven it can make high-quality cars.

UAW President Dennis Williams also has repeatedly blasted Ford and other automakers for investing so much money in Mexico.

There is no reason, mathematically, to go ahead and run to countries like Mexico, Thailand and Taiwan, Williams said earlier this year. “We all recognize there is a huge problem in Mexico. So we have to address it as a nation. The UAW cannot do it alone. We are not naive.”

Unifor, the Canadian union that represents autoworkers, also is struggling to hold on to its automotive industry. It is currently in negotiations with the Detroit Three over a contract that expires on Monday. Unifor is worried that three plants could close in the coming years if automakers refuse to commit to new investments.

Between the Government Taxes and the Union Demands it is no longer feasibly economical to make Cars in the Majority of the US. Except in right to work states.

This is the direct result of 60yrs of Democrat Policies. and they support screwing the Union workers even as they say otherwise.

They drive the Jobs to those in Mexico that want to work and invite in all the drug addicts, criminals, and health and welfare recipients that can rush across the border. To come ride for free on the back of those Americans that are still blessed with jobs.

Trump right now is carrying 35% of the Union Vote. That’s hardcore Democrats admitting freely they’re going to vote for him. That’s not counting the ones afraid to say it openly.

Bang the Drum Slowly

By Mahons On September 15th, 2016 at 3:51 pm

Mrs. Clinton returns to the campaign trail today in her infuriating quest to sabotage America’s last best chance to deny Donald Trump the Presidency.  To paraphrase a quote attributed to Mark Twain, reports of her illness have been greatly exaggerated.

Clinton has not helped her campaign with her lack of transparency, on everything from failing to release speech transcripts, email shenanigans, and the recent pneumonia amnesia.  Own goals have been a hallmark of Clinton campaigns by Bill and Hillary over the years.  They are vain, greedy, pompous and conniving.  But I’ll take her physical illness over Trump’s mental illness.

We have a choice, not between good and evil, but between bad and worse.  Not exactly a stimulating electoral feeling.  There is no happiness in pulling the lever.  No sane person is inspired by Trump or Clinton.  We have a dismal choice, probably resulting from a flawed process, but a choice that has to be made.

Is it conceivable that Clinton would hide a debilitating disease, I suppose.  Does the wishful medical “expert” frenzy of dagnosing of habitual Clinton haters make it so?  No.

There are a number of weeks left.  It will play itself out sooner than it seems.  In the end we shall have Clinton, a conventional politician with conventional flaws against Tump, an unconventional politician without actual beliefs other than the gullibility of the American people and his own narcissism.  Hopefully as a nation the majority do the necessary thing, and not the self-destructive thing.

FISHY TALK…

By David Vance On September 15th, 2016 at 10:35 am

The rampant delusions of the Scottish Nationalist Party are endless.

Nicola Sturgeon has argued that Scots could avoid being part of a “lost decade” for Britain while it faces the consequences of Brexit by opting for independence.

The First Minister told MSPs that the UK was facing ten years of turmoil that will inflict “deep and severe” damage and this should make Scots “sit up” and consider whether they wanted to be part of that.

Giving evidence to Holyrood’s European committee, following new figures showing a sharp drop in Scottish unemployment and a record increase in employment, she rejected claims this showed the impact of the June 23 Brexit vote had been exaggerated. Instead she suggested that a second independence referendum should be staged

Let’s just focus on that second last sentence in that report.

“…following new figures showing a sharp drop in Scottish unemployment and a record increase in employment.”

Yes, you heard it right. So the economic climate in Scotland has IMPROVED since the UK voted to exit the EU yet Sturgeon is still playing the doom card. If she wants to be gloomy, this might give her pause for though..

“The Scots do not think there should be a second independence referendum, a poll showed on Sunday, days after Britain voted to leave the European Union despite strong Scottish support for remaining a member of the bloc.

The Survation poll showed 44.7 percent of people think Scotland should not conduct a second independence referendum, compared to 41.9 percent in favour of a fresh vote. In September 2014 Scotland rejected independence by 55 percent to 45 percent”

The political climate in Scotland is curious. The SNP are the dominant party but that is predominantly because Labour has collapsed. Remarkably, the Conservatives are now the 2nd Party in Scotland. Scots may like the idea of being in the EU but they like the idea of being in the UK even more. Sturgeon is a one trick pony. Whatever question she is asked the answer seems to be “We need a 2nd Referendum”. The people of Scotland say no to this, they say no to Independence and one of these days they need to say a comprehensive no to the toxic canker that is the SNP.

THE CUTTING EDGE…

By David Vance On September 15th, 2016 at 10:19 am

I think most will agree the female genital mutilation is a barbaric practise that has no place in our society. However that’s as far as it seems to go when it comes to actually DOING anything about it.

Britain’s failure to protect girls from female genital mutilation (FGM) has been described as a “national scandal” by a committee of MPs, who said it was “beyond belief” that, 30 years since it became illegal, not a single person has been convicted of the crime. They described it as a “hidden crime” and “preventable” child abuse.

Not ONE person prosecution in 30 years. Tens of thousands of girls butchered here in Britain – no one brought to justice. This is a massive cover up with “some” public sector officials suspected of getting mute about it. A bit like they did about the Muslim rape gangs in Rotherham. Meanwhile we import much more of the savage culture that does this to girls. Why is this madness tolerated?

WHO WAS LYING?

By David Vance On September 15th, 2016 at 10:13 am

 

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Did you catch Bill Clinton yesterday declare that…

“It’s a crazy time we live in. You know, when people think there’s something unusual about getting the flu,” Bill Clinton said. “Last time I checked, millions of people were getting it every year.”

Flu? Right.

Meanwhile…

Hillary Clinton has been off the campaign trail this week as she recovers from pneumonia, which is what a spokesman said Bill Clinton intended to say.

Intended. Right. So did he then mean “millions of people are getting it every year”? Or was that wrong too?

This pair are so used to lying that they don’t know when to stop.

COMPARE and CONTRAST…

By David Vance On September 15th, 2016 at 10:09 am

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