It's not so much corporate greed as political corruption and and incompetence. Capitalism only works if everyone plays by the rules. China does not yet for some reason the US and Canada give them preferential treatment on trade.
I’m talking about the shitholes we ship all our manufacturing to for wages that are pennies on the dollar .....with forced child labor. How good are their benefits....
that’s our middle class jobs....are the “stockholders” pleased with themselves for perpetuating that?
Our country also needs people to make money and have good jobs, that keeps our economy going......are the stockholders worried about American workers.
The baby boomers built this country. Because they got married had good jobs, had kids, bought houses and cars. Had pensions they could count on because they were loyal to the company and the companies were Loyal to the workers.
Today because of the stock holders the employees are expendable at any moment to preserve their profits. Are they ok with wrecking people’s lives...
capitalism works but it also sucks...corporate greed needs to stop. Workers need to be a valuable commodity again. Respected and have good benefits. Not on a tightrope that could be cut any second by some bean counter that gets a percentage of the money they save by costing somebody their job.
CEOs that make millions because they cut the workforce is not a good thing.
stockholders made money before the corporate greed model took over. Before the middle class was sold to the lowest bidder...
corporate greed never was and never will be a good. There is more to life than just worrying about me...me...me...
depending on China for our medications is a disaster waiting to happen...which just did. Losing our heavy manufacturing to India and China is a disaster waiting to happen...which already did.
we don’t have much of an economy if our population can’t make a decent wage....we need people making money and spending money....not worrying about missing a day of work.
that’s capitalism....not just corporate greed.
I think you have an issue with the current brand of globalism not capitalism. Western countries have abundant workplace safety regulations, fair compensation, and great environmental protection laws. We then compete against third world economies which have none of these. Our governments have sold us out and provide free access of products that should be heavily taxed to equalize the playing field. That is not capitalism. It only become capitalist if all the players play by the same rules. China is not a capitalist country, so how can we compete?
Wait, you say this is outside Toronto, so shouldn't you be blaming Canada?
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The saddest thing is actually that half the country didn't care if he was guilty of not and relied on pundits to form "their own opinion".
Anyone that understands how conversations work and listened to the witnesses, would easily see what happened here. People with their head in the sand will continue to beat the, "The perfect call...the whistleblower..." drum. It is akin to arguing that in a murder case everything should hinge on the person that called 911 and reported hearing gun shots. The testimonies went well beyond the whistle blower and the "perfect phone call"( where much like Trump told many witnesses, he told the President of Ukraine to, "talk to Rudy"). Based on at least three direct witnesses, Rudy pressed for the quid pro quo. About 10 witnesses acknowledged they heard of or knew about back channel talks that involved Rudy. Not hard to draw that line back to Trump.
Trumps defense shifted as the evidence piled up.
It went from, "perfect phone call, no there there" to "He can do it because he thought him being President is best for the betterment of the country and his job is to work for the betterment of the country".
Even more sad that there are people that think asking someone to investigate corruption is wrong because it might personally benefit someone. By that standard every DA is suspect. Furthermore every trade deal, tax break, and policy change he makes that improves the economy, benefits him personally as it makes him more electable. How anyone can expect any President to live up to this strange standard is mind boggling.
There was nothing wrong with the phone call, AND Trump had every right and responsibility to ensure corruption is rooted out. By the way, defense lawyers often offer multiple defenses, I have seen quite a few cases where one defense was offered followed by an "or in the alternative".
On the Impeachment subject:
Trump is guilty of "Abuse of Power"
Trump was NOT exonerated.
The House Dems proved their case and had sufficient evidence despite Trump's blocking of info.
Romney is not "smarter" than the other Republican senators as Bill Martin inferred. He only held to his oath, unlike the others.
Several Republican Senators said publicly that the House proved their case, as a defense for not needing more witnesses or documents.
Rubio said, "It was impeachable, but i couldn't vote to impeach in this partisan impeachment". WOW! You're a Republican, it isn't partisan if you vote on the facts and your conclusion, plus...Romney.
Another Republican Senator said the House proved it's case, but he would acquit Trump because he would rather have Trump than Warren. Against his oath, but honest. I believe this is where most non-implicated Republican Senators fell.
One of Trumps lawyers publicly stated he will not vote for Trump again because he believes that Trump is guilty.
Contrary to Trump's defense and many House and Senate Republicans, " The most dangerous precedent this impeachment sets is that impeachments will be used more often to get rid of a President simply because you don't like him", is not the most dangerous precedent.
Trumps defense argued that, "A president can do whatever he wants if they think it is for the betterment of the country. President Trump believes that him being President is for the betterment of the country. Therefore what he did is legal". <THAT is the most dangerous precedence that was set because of this impeachment trial and the Republicans acquittal of President Trump.
I would have voted exactly how Romney did. I too would have acquitted Trump on the " Obstruction of Congress". Both sides made good arguments for and against. Based on the arguments I couldn't figure out from a legal standpoint whether the House or Trump was at fault for the lack of those extra witnesses and documents.
It sure didn't take many of you long to mimic all the Republican pundit's talking points on Romney. I have always liked Romney. If you venture on The Dark Side's "politics suck" thread, you will see where I say that the Romney v Obama election was the toughest for me because I liked them both a lot. I am happy a fellow Mormon (I was raised Mormon) stayed true to his oath, faith and country. It was not a typical political move as he will never get the Republican nomination again, he is in a Republican state and Trump and his base will spread all manner of lies and insults about him. It was a faith based decision as he stated. He is Mormon in a Mormon state and Mormon's don't take kindly to those that turn a blind eye or good men that do nothing.
As pointed out above, you have not accurately reflected what transpired or what people actually said or did. However I can't help but think that Trump (not a professional politician) is being held to a standard that the previous administration was not. For example if you feel his phone call was inappropriate and criminal in nature, how can you fault him for thinking it would be acceptable after witnessing Biden publicly boast of with holding aid to obtain a desired result? What about the previous administration working together with Russia, Ukraine, UK and Italy to undermine the election and illegally investigate the newly elected president? Surely that would have given Trump the impression that this sort of thing was normal in Washington?
I have a 2016.5 when I first received the SS I drove it infrequently and for short trips (no more than an hour). After a couple weeks the battery was completely dead. I had a power cable beside the driver seat, so I thought I would recharge through the cable. Nothing. I took off the battery panel and charged directly through the battery. I also found that the power cable was not attached at the positive lead. I ran a battery trickle charger periodically after that.
Then a year later my battery died. As I was charging through the power cord I noticed an arc. The power cable had no sheathing on it and it had worn through the insulation and was arcing on the seat frame. This had killed the battery. I next pulled the power cable, replaced it with a new one, and ran it through a proper sheath into the passenger compartment. This year i have not had the battery discharge, and I run the trickle charger monthly.
Sounds like BS
I have not been following the impeachment process because it has been a farce from the beginning. It is a politically driven shitshow pandering to a specific audience.
That being said, I guess I am in the minority here when I say that I think witnesses should have been called. One of the jobs of Congress is to keep the President in check. While politically driven, and more of a partisan circus than true investigation, the President is subject to the laws of the office. If he violated those laws, then he should be held accountable.
That said, by not allowing witnesses, the GOP looks just as partisan as the House did, and just as complicit in covering up wrongdoing as the House is in slandering everyone they can. I would have preferred the trial/circus go forward in order to reduce the optics of a cover up. I think the man is guilty, and should be found so, but following the idea that none of these are high crimes, he retains his office.
What is driving me crazy is the unwillingness of both sides to lose the partisan Bullshit and do what us actually right. I side with Murkowski's words from yesterday when she voted against the witnesses based on Warren's idiotic remarks insulting the very man who read them on the floor.
But what do I know?
Witnesses were called, 18 of them in the house. It was televised too. Approximately 28,000 documents were also sourced. The issue is, should the Senate have also heard the same witnesses, or called more. Since the house did a half assed job of indictment, it really was not up to the senate to help them out. I think the senate gave this more time than they really should have.
We just registered for this. It looks like it will be a blast. Some of the tours look absolutely amazing.
My entry. -24C today and -34C tonight! Nothing going anywhere for a while.
Thats why I want to use this cockpit cover because of that fact that it takes up a little space to store it...... Now the only thing is where are the cuts on the back .......
Extend the line of the roll bars out to the end of the cover. Start from the inside of each roll bar and cut to the outside of the cover.
I put a buckle at the outside edge of the roll bar and another at the edge of the cover. I am going to add some velcro tape to the center of the cut line roll bar to edge to hold the flaps together better.
I see the cut in the front and the snap/buckle at the bottom , are you using Velcro or zippers in the front and rear....
I used velcro and a buckle on the front, and buckles only on the back, but will be adding some velcro tabs on the rear too as it flaps around alot. The cover still fits in it's original bag and that goes in next to the passenger seat.
It isn't really that difficult. The front is cut at centre and made to clear the centre post on the roof. The rear two cuts extend from the inside edge of the roll bars to the outside of the cover. The cover actually has a bit of a gusset at the outside end of the roll bar so it is easy to locate. It is a little harder to orient the cut from there into the interior of the cover where the roll bars are. My cuts ended up a little off angle but work fine.
I am sure I could get another one done. You can mark our your cuts, or I can trace mine (they were not perfect). Cost was about $120Cdn though so with shipping etc, you might not consider it a great deal.
Yes there should be a couple wings in your kit. I am not sure they actually do anything, but I had them painted to add some contrast as my wife loves the red accents.
Also I was the guy that converted the cockpit cover after installing the roof. I went to a marine/awning custom shop and had them cut and finish the slits. Then I had them install some velcro strips and plastic buckles so that I could close the cover up around the windshield pillar and roll bars.
6' 3" here and I have to wear a helmet. I cannot sit under a slingshade and found most tops either too low over my head or come to far down into my field of view. I ended up selecting the Stingray after trying it out. It has the added advantage of being able to be opened/closed while you are driving. This is very handy when conditions change, or the sun gets low on the horizon and you are driving on the highway.
I got the same recall notice e-mail yesterday, and I still haven't been able to get T-19-1 done. Every time I call my local dealer they tell me they still haven't gotten the parts from Polaris.
My dealer called and reported the parts were there waiting for me. Unfortunately roads will be covered in snow and ice for the next 4 months or so.
I never really rode a motorcycle until I got this one, a Swiss friend got a deal on a couple and I figured why not. It is a 1953 Condor A580. I have spent more time fixing it than riding, but it is unusual and fun.
My wife is the real biker, and has been riding for almost 50 years, but her eyes are not what they once were, so we decided that the SS was the way ahead.