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Less regulations? WTF Donnie?

Twit has tweeted this. I wonder if this means he'll pay more for steel he imports from China, or if it's just for us not smart peeps:

The U.S. is going to substantialy reduce taxes and regulations on businesses, but any business that leaves our country for another country,

fires its employees, builds a new factory or plant in the other country, and then thinks it will sell its product back into the U.S. ......

without retribution or consequence, is WRONG! There will be a tax on our soon to be strong border of 35% for these companies ......

wanting to sell their product, cars, A.C. units etc., back across the border. This tax will make leaving financially difficult, but.....

Posted by uppityperson | Sun Dec 4, 2016, 02:59 PM (3 replies)

Cannon Ball, North Dakota

2000 census facts taken from wikipedia. It is rural, dry land, poor, people have a tendency to die young from alcoholism, accidents, cancer and other "should be preventable" reasons. There is not much paid work nearby.

This is from wiki
864 people in 2000, 875 in 2010.

46.4% <18 yrs

Median age was 20 yrs.

Median household incoome $19,265.
Median family income $18,583.

Per capita income $5,717.

Half the families and population were below poverty line.

37.73 unemployment

12.9 unemployment rate

Did You Know?
The income per capita in Cannon Ball is 66% lower than the national average.
The median household income in Cannon Ball is 55% lower than the national average.
Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
The unemployment rate in Cannon Ball is 122% higher than the national average.
The poverty level in Cannon Ball is 228% higher than the national average.

The reason am posting this is because with all the recent interest in the area because of NODAPL, people might be interested in knowing what it is like living there otherwise. Handouts to residents aren't needed, but learning about their issues is a good start.
Posted by uppityperson | Sat Dec 3, 2016, 02:05 PM (9 replies)

I've one wish about elections and counting votes

I wish for accuracy over speed. I wish they would take time to count all the votes, recount if need be or they are close, before announcing results.

I would much prefer to be in stressful limbo for a week than have someone declared winner based on partial information.

It also would make many feel their votes counted, it they were counted before any announcement.

That's my wish.

Bus driver who had a heart attack in Settle was a Karamazov brother

I heard about the event last night on the news, saw elsewhere that Sam Williams, aka Smerdyakov Karamazov, had died and find to find out it's all the same. RIP Sam.


Will Trump cabinet and other appointed. positions be temporary?

So here's someone appointed to his cabinet and disagrees with the vile one and.....gets removed and replaced asap and tweeted about. How long will the next one last?

There's no job security for them. Ha!

Unsure if it's been mentioned, but plus mark

doesn't seem to show.

Fuck. EOM

Best electoral college map yet (from snopes)

Found on snopes on a page about how to not believe some facebook generated page. It's a user generated map, please read the title. I thought it amusing.

Most dangerous dog?

So, after all of this, what is the most dangerous type of dog? It's complicated, but according to study after study, and when controlling for outside factors in individual dogs including training, early experiences, and excitability, the most aggressive and dangerous type of dog across the board, accountable for the vast majority of fatal attacks, is the intact male independent of breed.


After Tiller, documentary about late abortions, is giving away digital copies for free

This came through on my Facebook page from one of the directors, I emailed and they sent me a link.


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