Bob Marshall and 31 other state lawmakers have asked Gov. Terry McAuliffe to appoint legal counsel to defend Virginia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage now that Attorney General Mark Herring has said he'll seek to overturn it, not protect it.
"A new gun law proponents say helps law enforcement has driven Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger out of California, and affirmed the suspicions of firearms rights advocates that the measure is really about making handguns obsolete."
"This visualization shows global winds from a GEOS-5 simulation using 10-kilometer resolution. Surface winds (0 to 40 meters/second) are shown in white and trace features including Atlantic and Pacific cyclones. Upper-level winds (250 hectopascals) are colored by speed (0 to 175 meters/second), with red indicating faster."
Last week, President Obama went on the road promoting an economic agenda for the middle class. As expected, John Boehner and other Republicans fired back by charging Obama with “squeezing the middle class.” It’s not even an election year, yet “middle class” is hotly contested linguistic real estate. But nobody seems to know what this term means.
“Middle class” remains our favored self-designation, although the percentage of Americans who select it fell from 53 percent in 2008 to 49 most recently, according to Pew Research. As a friend’s high-school teacher loved to say, “The great thing about America is that everyone can be middle class.” Good thing she wasn’t teaching math.
Given this popularity, it is no mystery why “in the interest of the middle class” now beats “for the children” as political cliché. The puzzle is why so many who do not fit the category (as median family income reported as just above $50,000 defines it) believe they do. Why does the description “middle-class nation” continue to feel appropriate, desirable, or both?
Listening is the most important criteria for anything we do in our day to day activity. Whether it's for business, meeting, communication or for that matters any activity where people's presence and involvement is active.you have nothing to loose. Make it a habit and reap reward for self and the business in which you are associated
“I call on the Democratic leaders of the Senate to act today on the measure passed by the House last night, and urge senators on both sides of the aisle to listen to the American people, who do not want a government ...
M. R. RAO's insight:
In the larger interest of the population any shutdown of any kind is harmful not only for the economy but also the population / ppeople republicans / democrats together get moving. My good wishes and regards. M R Rao
Gulf Times Aviation firms halt Super Puma flights after North Sea crash Gulf Times British aviation firms have suspended all flights of Super Puma helicopters after four people were killed in the latest in a series of accidents in the North Sea...
M. R. RAO's insight:
I regret the loss of life. Operators of Super Puma on their own suspended further operation, a proactive move. Further they in liaison with the affected families another commendable move. If the accident occurred due to loss of power, a 5th incident in 4 years bracket : this seems serious and requires thorough investigation by the manufacturer
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Indonesian aircraft-maker Dirgantara Indonesia on Monday said it had signed Rp 1 trillion ($99.8 million) worth of contracts this year to manufacture three CN 235 planes, while targeting to expand its market share in domestic aircraft maintenance.
Two of the airplanes will be used by the Indonesian Navy, while the other one by the Air Force, DI director for technology Andi Alisyahbana said in Jakarta.
CN 235 is a medium-range, twin-engined transport plane developed jointly by Bandung-based DI and Spain’s Casa.
Financial express latest business and finance news: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited capable of indigenous production of advanced fighter jets (HAL capable of indigenous production of advanced fighter jets, "a misnomer”.
Back in the 1970s I stayed seated whenever the national anthem was played during public events. A number of us did. It was a small form of civil disobedience and I’m sure it pissed a lot of people off, but it seemed necessary: we were fighting a war in Vietnam that made no sense and forcing young men into the draft. I didn’t like the national anthem, and I was pretty discouraged by the very sight of Old Glory, too.
I’m not sure how much of this behavior came about due to anger and how much was a result of shame.....
Struggles in Converting to Wind Power Mother Earth News "Harvest the Wind" brings readers face-to-face with the people behind the green economy–powered resurgence, focusing on wind power, in Cloud County and communities like it across the United...
M. R. RAO's insight:
Make best use of the wind power. The supplier is doing his best. Commendable. Expand your business potential. Reach out for more customer. Have a nice day. You have my good wishes
This survey by the Public Religion Research Institute and Governance Studies at Brookings examines Americans' views on capitalism, government, economic policy, and financial well-being.
It found that Americans are concerned about the lack of jobs (26% cited this as the most important economic issue), the budget deficit (17%), and the rising cost of health care (18%) and education (9%). Overall, they are pessimistic about what the future holds. A majority (54%) believes that hard work and determination are no guarantee of success and, perhaps more alarming, a majority (52%) also believes their generation is better off financially than the next generation will be. MORE
I believe in egalitarian society. There should not be very big disparity between rich and poor, have's and have not's. If not balanced, I mean the differences, it might on the long run may amount to fight / may be civil war.
Pretty bad. Not good for Chinese airlines. If they want to grow, Chinese airlines have to improve a lot. And the improvement should reach all over the world. Hope this change in the attitude of handling comes sooner
Take to the FSX and FS2004 skies in this massive bomber from the post-World War II Era and rule the virtual skies! Convair's B-36 Peacemaker was called a 'MegaBomber' when it was first introduced into service on August 28, 1947.
It was not a smooth sailing for the Indian aviation industry in 2012 as it saw the grounding of Kingfisher Airlines and financial trouble hitting Air India and other carriers besides a prestigious $500 million airport upgrade contract bagged by a...
French conglomerate Zodiac Aerospace has agreed to buy Everett-based Northwest Aerospace Technologies (NAT), a 160-employee engineering firm that specializes in aircraft cabin interiors. The deal, for an undisclosed ...