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Landing on the Sun with Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong-Un announced at a news conference that North Korea would be sending a man to the sun within ten years! A reporter said – “But the sun is too hot. How can your man land on the sun?” There …

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Is Crime in The Netherlands Really On The Decline?

Recently we posted THIS article and video explaining that the Dutch have pragmatically decided not to incarcerate people for petty crimes and that has resulted in a 19 of 65 prisons closing.  We received an interesting response from Jack J …

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VIDEO: Sex Lies & Loneliness – Dating in the Modern World

Joanna Coles on CNN’s “GPS with Fareed Zakaria” explains that people are transitioning from the classical method of meeting potential mates to an electronic process.  She explains that there are serious positives to using apps to find potential spouses including:

  1. Drawing from a much larger pool
  2. Eliminating the effort required rule out a potential mate if there are characteristics you will not tolerate (i.e. Like Trump vs Hate Trump or Meat Eater vs Vegetarian)
  3. Reducing the frustration of not finding someone compatible in a bar or other social setting

But there are also enormous negatives that have larger consequences for society at large like:

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5 Reasons Why China is Going After Boeing

In our article BoycottUSA and BoycottTrump Does Not Mean Not Buying American, we explain that China is applying there retaliatory tariffs to Donald Trump supporters and no the US as a whole.  That brings up the question of why China would target Boeing.

chicago-2016-presidential-election-results-no-support-trumpBoeing is based in Chicago and Chicago did not support Trump in the 2016 and they certainly don’t support him now:

Boeing’s primary assembly plant, which is the largest building on earth, is in Everett Washington and Washington State did not support Trump in 2016.  In fact Hillary Clinton won all 12 Washington State electoral votes.


Why Did China Target Boeing?

1: Boeing Is Perceived As Trump Friendly

boeing-chinese-targetWhile it is common sense and standard operating procedure for companies to quietly support their political leaders Boeing seems particularly aggressive in this area.  When it looked like Hillary Clinton was going to win the 2016 Presidential Election, Boeing was there to help

Boeing, like many companies, woke up on November 9 to an unexpected political landscape. The company had been preparing for a Clinton presidency. Timothy Keating, its long-time senior VP of government operations, served under President Bill Clinton. There was even internal discussion at Boeing that Keating might join a new Clinton administration. Source: money.cnn.com/2017/02/17/news/companies/boeing-trump-dennis-muilenburg/index.html

Now the Donald J Trump has won the White House, Boeing has not unexpectedly flip flopped but they have taken it further than most, making some believe that they have a genuine support for Trump.  From Presidential visits to photo opportunities to political conversation, Boeing is now tied to President Trump.

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Trudeau to Trump: Thanks For The Political Help!

In yet another unintended consequence of US President Donald Trump’s (and his minions) lack of control, his nasty comments towards Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after the G7 summit in Quebec resulted in a major political boost for both Trudeau …

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What is a Preferential Voting Ballot?

Preferential Voting (PR) is a ballot system in which voters number their winning preference rather than just casting a single ballot.  For example, instead of just marking their ballot with the single person/party they would like to win, voters list …