Sunday, June 11, 2017

Calls for impeachment are at 48%. That has been rising over the past few weeks.

June 10, 2017
By Victoria McGrane and Astead W. Herndon

Washington — That rumbling you hear (click here) is from the fervent activists in the party’s base demanding that Democratic leaders press hard now to impeach President Trump. But the message coming back from the top is far more cautious: Just hang on folks.

Given how unlikely it is that the House Republican majority would approve articles of impeachment (no American president ever has been impeached when his own party controlled the House), the real political prize for Democrats is winning the House in 2018....

Those fervent activists are citizens of the USA (that is novel, an American citizen rather than Russian activists) that want a government without corruption, accept every American as it's own and provide rights to everyone, including the right to a living wage.

I don't believe the Democrats should be running on impeachment, they need to address the issues of the people. But, no doubt they will be asked about where they stand on Donald Trump's impeachment and they need to have a strong "yes" vote with every concern about the misuse and abuse of power in the White House.

Trump is doing a terrible job, except, for his family and his own business. Now he wants to enter a "Apprenticeship" into the economy of the USA.

The question is not a "Skills Gap" and the need for apprenticeship, it is about what the heck is Wall Street doing? The USA can pump out all kinds of qualified people in hopes it matches Wall Street's needs, but, the fact of the matter is "The Skills Gap" exists because Wall Street is conducting NO PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT nor pay scale that is meaningful to even the marketing of their own products.

iPhone 7 (4.7 inch display) (click here) From $32.41/mo. with the iPhone Upgrade Program. Or pay now from $649.

iPhone 7 Plus (5.5 inch display) From $37.41/mo. with the iPhone Upgrade Program. Or pay now from $769.

The majority of the iPhone users are loyal, sure. But, they are not running to the 
Apple store and paying the full price. Most iPhone users are paying for their phone as they go included in their phone bill. And while Apple Conducts product
development on a continual basis, the majority of Wall Street in the USA is looking for the next merger, the next buy out or the next set of layoffs because the CEO wants the bonus, forget the future of the company.

The reason the iPhone is bought primarily with installments is because there are dearly few Americans employed in manufacturing of the parts.

Accelerometer: (click here) Bosch Sensortech. Based in Germany, with locations in the U.S., China, South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan

Audio chips: Cirrus Logic. Based in the U.S., with locations in the U.K., China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Singapore

Battery: Samsung. Based in South Korea, with locations in 80 countries

Battery: Sunwoda Electronic. Based in China

Camera: Qualcomm. Based in the U.S., with locations in Australia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, and more than a dozen locations through Europe and Latin America

Camera: Sony. Based in Japan, with locations in dozens of countries

Chips for 3G/4G/LTE networking: Qualcomm. (click here)

Compass: AKM Semiconductor. Based in Japan, with locations in the U.S., France, England, China, South Korea, and Taiwan

Glass screen: Corning. Based in the U.S., with locations in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Turkey, the U.K., and the United Arab Emirates.

Gyroscope: STMicroelectronics. Based in Switzerland, with locations 35 countries

Flash memory: Toshiba. Based in Japan, with locations in over 50 countries

Flash memory: Samsung. South Korea (click here)

LCD screen: Sharp. Based in Japan, with locations in 13 countries

LCD screen: LG. Based in South Korea, with locations in Poland and China

A-series Processor: Samsung. See above.

A-series Processor: TSMC. Based in Taiwan (Taiwan is China), with locations in China, Singapore, and the U.S.

Touch ID: TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company)

Touch ID: Xintec. Based in Taiwan.

Touchscreen controller: Broadcom. Based in the U.S., with locations in Israel, Greece, the U.K., the Netherlands, Belgium, France, India, China, Taiwan, Singapore, and South Korea

Wi-Fi chip: Murata. Based in the U.S., with locations in Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Vietnam, The Netherlands, Spain, the U.K., Germany, Hungary, France, Italy, and Finland 

If Trump wants apprenticeships, he can begin with his Wall Street CEOs. Many of the iPhone users are not among the Working Poor in the USA!

"What kind of person PREFERS an iPhone?" (click here)

The majority of the users of the iPhone and/or Android have a significant income and education. THAT LEAVES A HUGE MARKET OPEN for those that are the Working Poor. If Apple and Android put the Working Poor of the USA to work MAKING A LIVING WAGE perhaps they would not only have good and qualified workers, but, a brand new consumer base!

The CEO's of Wall Street an apprenticeship, not the people!

That consumer base would not only be available to Apple and otherwise, it would be available to purchase the products of many other American companies. That is called an growth economy and it works. The fact of the matter is currently in the USA, the local economy is the only USA economy that works. It has expanded from 2008 simply because IT WORKS! But, it works before 2008 and it recovered the quickest. The local economies feel the pinch the soonest and react the best. The losers in the USA are Wall Street CEOs.

...The components manufactured by those companies all around the world are ultimately sent to just two companies to assemble into iPods, iPhones, and iPads.

Those companies are Foxconn and Pegatron, both of which are based in Taiwan....

Taiwan is China!

Here is a clue:

January 26, 2015

APPLE IS EXPECTED (click here) to announce that it has sold more iPhones in China than the US during 2014.
Increased availability, thanks to a deal with China’s biggest telecom provider, and strong sales of the iPhone 6 allowed it to reach this turning point, according to the Financial Times.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said he expected China to overtake the US as Apple’s single largest source of revenue back in 2013. At the end of that year, Apple struck a deal with China Mobile to bring its collection of iPhones to the market....

Wall Street CANNOT expect to make products in impoverished third world countries and sell in the USA. It may have worked in the past, but, the USA is completely tapped out in providing good paying jobs to it's labor and THEY NEED RELIEF!

There are cities and states in the USA that now demand higher wages for their citizens AND IT IS WORKING!

WHY IS THAT WALL STREET? Why is it that states and cities where the minimum wage is increased has growing economies? 

Why is that?

What idiots are the CEOs that won't pay their people a living wage!


We don't need apprenticeships, we need RESPECT for American Labor and their unions and a return of the Middle Class!

Does the call for impeachment seem wrong and the wrong idea for the 2018 elections? Wrong? Really?

Democrats need to rely on their own polling with the help of some healthy fundraising and they need to get the messages right; excellent health care for all with a realistic look at price and quality and the BEST WAY TO INSURE THE USA. Americans that work for a living need to have a better wage. Better wages grow the USA economy. Cities need support in the way of providing healthy and happy living space. Cities have to be put first on the Democratic agenda to provide good services, schools and MANAGEABLE DEBT. Detroit was not a failure alone, it was just 20 years ahead of every other city in the country.

The Democratic message has to be one of research, education, quality of life and jobs with a good minimum wage, health care that works for everyone and a demand to erase poverty across this country INCLUDING the southeast which is nothing more than welfare states and a drag on the USA economy. BREAK the cultural barrier of the southeast, it is literally killing people and building greater and greater poverty.

June 8, 2017

Wilmington  -- A chemical replacement (click here) for a key ingredient in Teflon linked to cancer and a host of other ailments has been found in the drinking water system of the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA), which cannot filter it.

Known commercially as GenX, the contaminating compound is made by the Chemours Co. at Fayetteville Works, a 2,150-acre industrial site straddling the Cumberland-Bladen county line along the Cape Fear River, about 100 miles upstream from Wilmington....

...In 2012, a research team detected GenX in the Cape Fear downriver from Fayetteville Works. Other teams found it again in 2013-14 and as recently as last December. Results of river water samples drawn last month are pending. Upriver from Fayetteville Works, none was found.

In a statement provided this week, Chemours officials said they are aware of the studies and that “additional water emissions abatement technology” was added to the Fayetteville Works plant in November 2013. That installation occurred more than three years prior to the latest confirmed discovery of GenX in the Cape Fear downstream from the plant. The company did not provide details on the abatement technology....

...They continued to find GenX and the “novel” substances at the end of the treatment line, where freshly treated drinking water enters pipes feeding faucets throughout New Hanover County....

...Frank Styers, chief operations officer of CFPUA, last week said the utility is aware of the most recent study and its findings.

“We think these type of studies are important and often lead to better regulation at the state and federal level,” he said. “Our drinking water continues to meet all state and federal drinking water standards. We would support proper regulation to improve water quality in the river or prevent compounds such as this from being discharged in the river.”

The Cape Fear River accounts for about 80 percent of the water treated and distributed by CFPUA, Styers said. The remainder comes from groundwater....

The chemical CURRENTLY in the water supply to New Hanover County, North Carolina, over 216,000 citizens, has cancer causing chemicals in their water supply. God is not going to change their outcomes and everyone outside of NC knows that!

March 3, 2016

In this series, (click here) Sharon Lerner exposes DuPont’s multi-decade cover-up of the severe harms to health associated with a chemical known as PFOA, or C8....

The southeast USA is a drag on the USA economy, national debt and has some of the worst health outcomes in the USA.

Death Rate by State of all cancers (click here)

While some states may have higher instances of cancer, the EARLY detection and treatment that is applied to the quality of life of the citizen is GROSSLY lacking in many states and I might add, Coal Black Lung of miners is a considerable problem. While LIFESTYLE choices are to blame for the impoverished.

Unfortunately, (click here) Kentucky has the highest overall cancer incidence and mortality rates in the country compared to all other U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Laura Ungar is a staff writer for the Louisville Courier Journal newspaper. In a recent article titled “Cancer Kills Kentuckians at the Highest Rate”, she makes a strong case that the unusually high cancer burden in Kentucky is related to the high rates of poverty and low educational attainment in the state. But, how are poverty and literacy implicated in the excessively high cancer burden in Kentucky? The answer to this question is not simple....

The two US Senators from the state of Kentucky are Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell. They and their Liberty for All promise sure as heck doesn't deliver health care OR literacy.

Kentucky has needed a strong health care initiative for a long time and they found it in the Affordable Care Act. Diagnosis of danger diseases are being found and the treatments MUST follow. It is difficult to believe Republicans, especially the Republican Leadership, actually allows such danger to exist with their citizens, but, if they are not diagnosed it is convenient to look the other way.

December 19, 2016
CDC's MMWR on Dec. 16 (click here) offered online an alarming report about a surge in cases of Appalachian coal workers' black lung disease. An NPR investigation also probed the increase in this occupational lung disease, which is caused by overexposure to respirable coal mine dust. NIOSH administers the Coal Workers' Health Surveillance Program, a voluntary program with the goal of reducing the incidence of black lung -- pneumoconiosis -- and eliminating its most severe form, progressive massive fibrosis (PMF)....

This surge is due to increased DIAGNOSIS, not necessarily an increase in disease. The reason the Southeast has such poor quality of life, including health, is because it goes undetected ON PURPOSE.

The overwhelming support for the ACA in Kentucky should come as no surprise!

Apprenticeships? Donald Trump should have had one before running for office.