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Source: President Trump is Eric Reid's top target in collusion grievance vs. NFL

Source: Yahoo Sports

When Eric Reid filed a grievance against the NFL this week, it highlighted a string of legal breadcrumbs left for months in Colin Kaepernick’s collusion case brought against the league. And now more than ever, those breadcrumbs appear to be leading to one person: President Donald Trump.

A source who has viewed Reid’s confidential collusion filing against the NFL told Yahoo Sports that Trump is the crystal-clear target in the complaint. Specifically, the direct role Trump allegedly played in aligning NFL owners against players who had chosen to kneel as a form of silent protest, an act designed by the players to raise social awareness and promote racial equality, among other pursuits. The source said Reid’s complaint is anchored almost entirely to allegations of direct, but apparently still undefined, communications between Trump and NFL owners, which caused owners to take adverse action against Reid and other players. The “other players” include Kaepernick, but may not be limited to the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback.

The source added that the direct communications between Trump and NFL owners are alleged to have taken place both privately and publicly. Presumably, the public communications would include the litany of statements Trump has made about kneeling players on a wide variety of platforms, including speeches, interviews and his own Twitter account. The private communications likely include Trump’s verified personal phone calls with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, but could encompass other conversations that have yet to be revealed.

Read more: https://sports.yahoo.com/source-president-trump-eric-reids-top-target-collusion-grievance-vs-nfl-234132369.html



More at the link. A control freak who tells everybody what to do. A collusionist!
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Thu May 3, 2018, 09:30 PM (4 replies)

Rejuvenating antique printer - Toner dump?

No matter what I have done to my Panasonic, 1994 vintage, spots/spider bites remain. I get a faint dark area that divides the page into thirds too - horizontally. The spots are always the same. No change with cleaning. I've tried 70% rubbing alcohol, soft cloths, cotton, vacuum.

The Drum and Toner/developer units were replaced at one point, years ago but they've not had that much use. And that replacement didn't help much.

I'm thinking now there must be dust in the small transistor boards inside the printer, or the contact for the power cord jack/assembly. Or the toner. The cartridges are not new, they're old stock because not manucfactured anymore.

So I'm considering radical innovative exploratory cleaning. Turning the developer upside down to force the toner into the reservoir, then cleaning out the gearing, roller, magnetic rod. I'm fairly sure the toner has some lumps in it. But they just can't be that consistent in making the same spots all the time.

Anyone with experience in these areas? Thanks in advance if you can weigh in.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Thu May 3, 2018, 02:00 PM (5 replies)

Listen DUers and you will hear

of a tale of inflation, told in 2 pictures, from 1965. I found these old newspaper ads for supermarkets, and can you believe these prices? Before guns and butter economy of the Vietnam War (Johnson and Nixon), before going off the gold standard (Nixon), before OPEC, before the stimulative policies of Arthur Burns (Nixon and Ford), before the inflation all that caused, before stock market bubbles, Tech wreck, Housing bubble, QE 1,2,3, and now the Idiot in the White House stimulating a full employment economy!!
We are going to get our currency liquidated!

Look at these prices!

https://postimg.cc/image/88h4muh4l/

https://postimg.cc/image/3ml0ehnvp/
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Tue May 1, 2018, 07:56 AM (1 replies)

The end of Bon-Ton: Liquidators win auction for bankrupt chain's assets, will wind down business

http://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-auction-for-bon-ton-assets-20180416-story.html

$775 million! No small bid. Nothing spells economic success like bankruptcy and liquidation. Was at one of them this week. Nothing to buy. Store is closing, been there for 40 years including predecessors, anchor in small mall which is now 1/2 empty. Meanwhile a mile up the road more new stores being built on virgin land ... of course. Next recession they all close again and they build some more.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Wed Apr 25, 2018, 06:32 PM (6 replies)

BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

https://twitter.com/DrDenaGrayson/status/985953622427975680

https://twitter.com/eorden/status/985953454668570630

Multiple accounts confirming this now
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:56 PM (10 replies)

Michael Avenatti: Michael Cohen isn't smart enough to be Trump's lawyer

Posted by bucolic_frolic | Sat Apr 14, 2018, 07:12 PM (8 replies)

Lawmaker to Trump: Resign, it will get worse

Posted by bucolic_frolic | Fri Apr 13, 2018, 01:12 PM (16 replies)

Trump's Take: Slowest Breaking News on Syria

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/373146637184401408
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Wed Apr 11, 2018, 07:52 AM (0 replies)

China retaliates, slaps duties on U.S. soybeans, planes; markets skid

Source: Reuters

U.S.-made goods that appear to face added tariffs in China based, on an analysis of Beijing’s list, include Tesla electric cars, Ford’s Lincoln auto models, Gulfstream jets made by General Dynamics and Brown-Forman Corp’s Jack Daniel’s whiskey.

Unlike Washington’s list, which was filled with many obscure industrial items, China’s list strikes at signature U.S. exports, including soybeans, frozen beef, cotton and other key agricultural commodities produced in states from Iowa to Texas that voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

While Washington targeted products that benefit from Chinese industrial policy, including its “Made in China 2025” initiative to replace advanced technology imports with domestic products in strategic industries such as advanced IT and robotics, Beijing’s appears aimed at inflicting political damage.

Tobacco and whiskey, for example, are both on Beijing’s list and are produced in states including Kentucky, home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/china-retaliates-slaps-duties-on-u-s-soybeans-planes-markets-skid-idUSKCN1HB0G6



Dow futures currently down 508 points. This could not come at a worse time for the markets, still digesting the initial volley in the trade war. Elections, policies, tweets all have real world consequences.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Wed Apr 4, 2018, 07:40 AM (13 replies)

Trump Renews Amazon Attack, Says Post Office Scam' Must Stop

Source: Bloomberg

President Donald Trump lit into Amazon.com Inc. for the second time in three days with a pair of Twitter messages that said the online retailer “must pay real costs (and taxes) now!”

The president on Saturday claimed, citing reports he didn’t specify, that the U.S. Postal Service “will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for Amazon” and added that the “Post Office scam must stop.” Amazon has said the postal service, which has financial problems stretching back for years, makes money on its deliveries.

Amazon shed $53 billion in market value on Wednesday after Axios reported that the president is “obsessed” with regulating the e-commerce giant, whose founder and chief executive officer, Jeff Bezos, also owns the Washington Post newspaper. Those losses were pared on Thursday, the final day of a shortened trading week, even as Trump tweeted that Amazon was using the postal service as its “Delivery Boy.”

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said on Thursday that while the president was displeased with the e-commerce giant, and particularly instances where third-party sellers on the site didn’t collect sales tax, there were no administrative actions planned against Amazon “at this time.”




Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-31/trump-says-amazon-s-post-office-scam-must-stop-in-fresh-attack



Much more at link

Hard to believe Trump is so obsessed with this, or maybe it isn't. Everything he's criticizing Amazon for could also be level at the energy companies he promotes, subsidizes, deregulates at taxpayer expense - cost wise and healthwise.

Presidents should not be able to destroy companies, stock values, and lives with tweets or even policies - which should at least be cloaked in theory, cost-benefit analysis, or general principle. This is just one-off, let's blast Amazon.
Posted by bucolic_frolic | Sat Mar 31, 2018, 06:11 PM (16 replies)
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