The union now makes its bargaining points to union leaders who will hold their annual meeting in a couple of weeks before a contract is ratified or rejected. We’ll see. The deal will not be binding; it is merely “voluntary” in the sense that the companies may ask to opt out at any time. Even so, the outcome is of huge importance. Without a contract, all sorts of incentives are lost and some elements of the industrial age in the US are being disrupted. Automation, the use of robots and other technologies, and the loss of manufacturing jobs are likely to be devastating. And if a contract is ratified (which many would suspect is extremely unlikely) Chrysler will now need to reduce wages even further (with the aid of corporate tax cuts of $500 billion by 2019), so it has no real incentive to hire unionized US workers. In short, this just may be the end of the road for a major US industry that has been one of the few bright spots in the US economy for a decade. As Ford’s COO says in an interview: “We’re not the only ones that have these challenges.”

My experience since the start of the Great Recession - what hasn’t changed and what certainly hasn’t - was that unions would usually get a contract from their workers and then get on with doing their jobs. It was simply too painful at times to even contemplate strike action - which some did when the conditions became really dire and the US economy really soured.

As I described recently in a column ( Link ). Now, the reality is that the cost of doing a union strike is only going up as part of the overall cost of doing business, and if a fight breaks out some of the big unions don’t have the revenue (either from dues-paying members or from corporate-financed union “contracts”) to handle it. That means they need to have some other means of raising a significant amount of public pressure and pressure which they still can’t do and no amount of union leadership will have the capacity to provide.

I’m sure most people reading this will think of the “strike or fight” question as a red herring because those terms represent so little. The trouble is that it is quite literally the only thing that matters to a company on the other side of the bargaining table. A fight doesn’t matter if it isn’t a war.

The other thing that the “fight or strike” question misses is that there are a lot of other reasons that a unionization vote is necessary that are not specifically tied to a strike, but still affect the end of an agreement. The key question for most workers is not whether they’ll be employed by a union, but how they’ll be represented and compensated. There are issues of equity: at this moment, both unions and non-unionized workers share roughly the same number of workers with those employers and those employees are covered by the same laws. So, that’s a bigger win on the equity side than you might imagine.

(For instance, the US public system is also one of the smallest in the world among developed countries; we don’t want all of us to suddenly be at the bargaining table for the better of all workers or to face a loss of benefits because our pay is lower. There’s a lot of bargaining at this stage.)

There are things that unions can contribute to that will make the overall bargaining process easier for workers and their unions, too. We’ve gotten used to a kind of “right to work” form of deal in Canada, where every union must bargain to the same standards but the government and companies will both get some sort of back-of-money kickback. That back-of-money is generally called a “fair return”, and if the deal is good for workers, it’ll be good for both unions and employers. While there will be some bargaining at this stage that may seem like a job for strike action, it has the benefit of being a simple win for workers: they’d become better off both personally and collectively by getting more money for their collective labor. Some of the big American unions (especially the ones with large US political power) have tried this to the point of trying to pass the “right to work” legislation as a whole, but it’s clearly a win less in terms of what it does for workers and more in terms of what it accomplishes. But that’s not the point. The point is to increase the bargaining power of the “bad guys”, so that they feel a little less threatened by union campaigns.

All the various issues mentioned at the start of this post aside, the key issue that will, in a real strike scenario, make it a win for unions and workers is the amount of public pressure. The “fight to the death” point is largely an illusion, even for unions which already work

More news from the winter storm zone, at least to me:

Wish I had a map. It feels like a big maze and I can’t always keep track of which way is up. The picture of a tree just above is a “traffic light”

The most challenging part for me was not understanding how the weather actually works, so I didn’t want to push too far down the map where the roads suddenly got narrow as the winds picked up. That means even if you get to the top, you might have to look down and up. If there are no trees at the top of the road, I would recommend going lower. You can always make your way downward and eventually you end up back on the road you started on… and your job is not much different.

Also, a side effect of the weather map issue: If the wind starts to pick up and it is too much to have one of the carabiners in the carabiner holder, you can add another carabiner. Also, some people have had some problem putting on windproof gloves, especially if it was raining very hard. There is a video for this on Bivy Journal:

The good news is that you should be able to carry your gear in the rain or really windy conditions. It is just more of an issue for carabiners.

While in Bivy, the carabiner in the carabiner holder could be loose (see the video above), as long as you clip the lock, you should be ok. Just be sure you take care of it, you don’t want to lose it.

I also had an issue with not noticing at first, the “no sun” flag at the gate to my departure point (it shows that a storm is in the area). I took my picture so I would know what it was like. Checking out the weather map, I can see that it is a small area that goes all the way up to Port Angeles. If the storm has been mostly past, this may be less of an issue.

For a more detailed look at the weather and the weather map, visit Bivy Journal:

Now, if this is the worst you have ever had it, there is always the other option!

As the share price has risen to around 26 cents, it’s not unreasonable for you to think that the 10-year forward price for a share of the company shares 30 of those (the current 1.5 times) and the total shares outstanding (currently 12.5 million) could reach 50 billion dollars (100 trillion), with only one year of profits. The $50 billion valuation includes the sale of 5.4% of the company to American Express on April 3rd. To put it another way, that’s 40% of the company left in the hands of a few private and public investors who have had the foresight and business acumen to diversify their holdings into a range of potential interests to hedge, and to protect against significant devaluations of assets. So it may be prudent to consider how a further sell-off would impact the future capital formation of the company to make it more viable to fund further acquisitions and to develop its business. I suspect investors will be less reluctant to sell on the decline in the value to the current owner. It could even be an event that motivates an even stronger investment when the shares are cheaper, more volatile and highly leveraged. Indeed, this may be a time that an unloading of these shares could become more and more attractive since the shares are only 10 times the current market value. I do not understand why everyone needs to sell their shares now. (Just ask yourselves in another article how the government of Canada is doing at balancing the budget. People need to stop being so focused on that.)

What’s in a name? On the other hand, the name of the company (the Restructuring Corp.) has been tarnished with a bit of controversy and some misunderstanding about it. As I explain from the outset, I think it goes back to the beginning of the company’s operation.

In 1978, the Crown corporation established a subsidiary to take the control over various aspects of the national electrical infrastructure. Its name was announced later that year, and the subsidiary was renamed the Regional and District Electricity Corporation or RegDTEC which came to mean the Regencies of Southern Ontario (ROSO) for the rest of the country. In 1988 the RCO became the New Jersey Board of Power.

The company’s founding documents describe it as”a holding company established to operate and control the electric energy infrastructure within the New Jersey area… The original entity was registered in New York, and was subsequently dissolved in 1988 when it became a part of New Jersey Board of Supervisors…” A “ Regulator “ is defined in New Jersey law as “an employee of a utility… an elected official at the State or local level, or a law enforcer, enforcer or person charged with the public accountability of a utility.” The name, however, quickly became controversial given the company’s intent:

…a power company that would issue power in exchange for payments by the public utilities. It was to be operated exclusively by the local government, which would provide the financing and operation in proportion to the population. … The operation would go hand in hand with the operation of the municipal transportation system…. the new entity would be subject to annual audits pursuant to law. It was intended that the entity will have the exclusive right to issue power at a rate consistent with its current rate of operations in the area. The name “ROC” was chosen by the Board of Regulators as one that would be acceptable to customers. The Board also noted that RegDTEC has already been using the name Regencies of Southern Ontario since its establishment to identify the entity even though the name was also known as the ROC organization.

The name had an important meaning as the name for the corporation was to regulate and issue new power in exchange for power in payment by the public utilities. That was just a fact, as it was not a name that was applied to the company, but the corporation. A “Regulator” was simply a board of management employed directly by the Crown corporation which operated the company to protect the public interest.

It is quite incredible to see the Registerning Corp. in all its glory, and to think we are at the peak of our power generation power. It is now one of the longest and most powerful electricity generating companies in the world with almost all of its power stations located in New Jersey.

Despite all of this, a letter written to the NY Times by the NY Board of Public Utilities in 1992 stated that it did not see a need to name the New Jersey ROC. It stated that “ the use of the name “ ROC is neither a term that should be associated itself with New Jersey ROC or a reference to the regulatory agency that is operating the company “ . In addition, the company used the word “Register” instead of “Regulator” as its name. It also stated that “ the title ROC is not appropriate for the

More importantly, the holiday season overall in many large U.S. cities saw lower sales but higher holiday-shopping revenue, though the percentage of sales tax collected on the sales remained roughly the same.

Newspapers are a particularly good way to gauge shopping patterns before the season begins. A 2015 Gallup study found the most commonly cited retail time period for Americans in the December through February holiday season, which led a small but significant decline in overall retail sales.

Shopping malls. Retailers generally have fewer stores that are open during the holiday season. And as new stores open during the holiday week, a portion of those items are off the shelves on Black Friday - particularly at grocery stores and retailers that sell electronics.

But malls often have long hours and are busy on all of the days of the week.

The holiday shopping season typically lasts about four weeks. But by early September, stores like The Limited and ShopClues will be closed - and they will have lost sales after Christmas.

Here are some interesting trends to look for:

2) The percentage of families who shop online is at an all-time high. This is probably fueled by the many popular e-commerce sites like Amazon. And with the rise of apps and apps-as-a-service like Amazon’s Groove, we could see even greater increase in online shopping, particularly during the first weeks of the season. Shopping on Amazon, or any e-commerce site, before the Christmas-Shopping season is an enormous waste of time for most families. And the fact that we’ll be spending most of our holiday shopping in the last week of November, the week before Thanksgiving, and the week before Christmas is worrisome for a few reasons.

1) Many of the sales on Target and Walmart will happen right after those stores open on Thanksgiving Day. This will mean all the biggest shopping sales we see in the season, like clearance, coupons, and special deals, will be on shelves during Thanksgiving. If you’re planning to shop Black Friday with a group, or need to make an early purchase, this is a major time when it’s best to wait in line.

One final note: Those holiday-store sales don’t necessarily mean that you should go to the mall on the first weekend in November and purchase. There will be sales but they will be the bulk of their sales happening in the hours and days after the retail stores open so, as noted, don’t buy the big-ticket items unless you plan to spend money on them (we typically expect big-deal sales at shopping centers right before the holidays but in this case I don’t see anyone planning to go into a mall on the first weekend in November!).

1) For Black Friday Day this year, the discount may not be.

“It’s the first year I’ve opened this dispensary in the City of Boulder,” he said, the sun setting in the south end of downtown. “After the Boulder City Council approved dispensaries in Boulder a year ago, I thought Boulder was finally ready to embrace this type of service.”

Eater: The new pot shop’s window is painted that way:

Arbors Wellness has a long, narrow space that is nearly a three-minute walk from the Starbucks on Main Street (a coffee shop about the size and shape of the one on Main Street). This is the dispensary’s second Denver location, built in this style after one was vandalized by thieves, Daly said of the building on South Broadway, where he co-owns with his brother. He noted that he’s been in business for 12 years and that there is, so far, no sign of thieves who have recently taken the opportunity to vandalize and damage such high-profile shops across the county.

“This doesn’t exist anywhere else in the State of Colorado,” Daly said of Arbors.Arbors sells marijuana, other products and paraphernalia. The dispensary offers both Colorado- and non-Colorado-only sales, including non-marijuana sales on Saturdays for those over 21 (the sales aren’t regulated by state or local law in Colorado), and there’s a medical marijuana dispensary on the third floor of one of the buildings in the downtown area.While a medical marijuana dispensary offers its patients with an approved medical condition a way to legally purchase marijuana (so long as it’s certified with the state), Arbors is an actual, Colorado-only marijuana shop. Of the 20-plus businesses in downtown Boulder that the city is regulating, there are 13 pot shops operating in this city alone. If there were 16 pot shops or more in Boulder, the city would have to license and regulate one of them per city block. “I’m not opposed to marijuana dispensaries,” Daly said. “I don’t think their regulation should be up for any kind of referendums. It’s really only public consumption [that is] regulated.”The city’s cannabis program is open to cannabis businesses in Boulder, which is why Arbors’ storefront is just across the street from the city’s only recreational marijuana shop, at 431 15th St. (to say nothing of the city’s other 10 medical marijuana dispensaries). Daly said he would like to see a larger variety of options offered for marijuana. That might include medical or recreational shops with different kinds of products. In the meantime, Arbors is just happy to help patients and educate the public on this growing industry (a topic Daly thinks is the new norm in this country) and offers free product recommendations on its website, where users can order products and get recommendations based on their medical condition. If you have any additional questions on whether Arbors’ store is legal or would be illegal, be sure to ask and the owner will get back to you. [Source: ] Arbors Wellness opening party at 1615 Main is SOLD OUT!!! I know many here at the Post have been searching for this one. Please, go to a different link for info. I’m really hopeful! EDIT: This post has grown very long for once so we’ve split it up and will get right to it this Sunday at 1615 Main. Enjoy!

This is such a steal you should be on the lookout for it in the coming weeks to avoid the dreaded knock-on effect.

The best way to protect your system is in the home network. Not only will you be protected with Firewalls, SIP Transceivers, and VPNs you will also be protected with a better level of connectivity. The only thing you will be lacking is the ability to stream some of your favorite services and even then it will still be a hard sell considering YouTube. Well, you and I are both content junkies and all of us can relate to this frustration in terms of content availability for our friends back door.

So lets start with our basic equipment and how everything should be installed in the home. This is the sort of thing that you can get for free with most of the major brands of routers out there so in this review I will be focusing on the cheapest routers in the market.

First, we need to download and install the free and most popular DD-WRT software, which can be found here. I will be using DD-WRT as this is the product of my experience as a DIYer, and it has been a godsend as far as my personal installations go. Since I am about to be taking on a new setup this needs to be set up by myself, so I will be using the free version and its guides.

Once DD-WRT is installed on each of the four routers, you are presented by a desktop interface where you can install and configure all of your routers. This time around the routers are the Linksys WRT54GL, Linksys WRT54GL/G, and Linksys WRT54GL/G/G Pro, and all in either 64 or 128 GB builds. Using any of them will give you good ranges and speeds depending on which ones you choose.

After I complete the basic installation and setup, you will get a notification that you have selected a secure location to run the firmware. This location is going to be your home network router. To do that you will need to go to your web browser and type in the following password (remember it after you enter it, because it cannot be changed after): “admin”

Once you enter this password you will see the instructions flash on the screen for you in a new tab. This is going to be the first step where you will configure your network. On the interface you just just downloaded this step will be a new tab called “Customize.” This is where you are going to select the routing settings and the other parameters you want your system to have so that your router is configured correctly for your local network.

Once you have your configuration screen finished, you can click on the “Apply” button to set the router up and have it running.

All in all this setup is pretty easy, the only aspect not as easy is the time it takes to do this, you will be able to get up and running in a few minutes of tinkering. With that being said if you have a little more time to spare for your next project, this would be an incredibly quick and easy DIY project. I would recommend attempting the installation if you have the time, and you also find the DD-WRT guide extremely helpful in setting up your network and router. For more information on our first trip into the DIY game, you can check out the previous post and our follow-ups on our experiences:

If you have any questions on this setup or have anything to add to this, please feel free to comment below!

#TheNewAngola #P2PBitcoin #BitcoinMiles #BitGive Bitcoin Embassy (@Bitcoin_AmbassyENG) October 2, 2017

The Angolan government is a strong advocate for Bitcoin legislation. The country has several Bitcoin companies listed or active. One of the largest is BitMEX. One Bitcoin enthusiast, David de Longe, has described Angolan digital currency as the “Next Big Thing.” Other major Bitcoin companies in Angola include CoinCeo, Digitalbank, and the Bitcoin Shop in Luanda. Angolan and Canadian digital currency exchanges Bitfinex, BTC-e, and are also active in this country.

Although it has yet to become a fully functioning crypto market, bitcoin has shown to be a viable alternative currency and it has reached international popularity. The currency had a big jump in popularity in 2015 while the year’s first ICO, an anonymous online marketplace funded by the founder himself, raised over $500 million dollars, representing over 20% market share. This is the first time an ICO raised more than $25 million dollars. With this rise in popularity and a thriving startup community, the future of virtual coins is looking bright.

These farms are a prime example of a natural gas company working with them to ensure their operations meet sustainability requirements. While we don’t yet know the exact price, we know these operations are producing energy that is far less polluting than most other agricultural operations. This means more money to the public which is what makes such a public utility such a success. The farmers are using their energy to get more crops into the supply chain and creating tons of jobs.The following are other examples of similar public utilities: The United Nations Climate Change Conference has begun. This is a time to embrace and adopt new ways to live. But a transition to the renewable energy economy requires energy efficiency that will last for centuries.In order to move to a more sustainable energy model, industry needs resources (including workers) that are well-educated in renewable energy technologies, which is currently hard to find.These can become the future of the energy economy.The following are three examples of universities that have embraced new, renewable energy technology: New ideas can save a lot of money on electricity, heating, and food expenses.There are many companies that have shown these new methods can lead to dramatic savings in the energy bill. These companies are using renewable energy to reduce their carbon footprint, save money, and reduce stress on environment. The following three companies exemplify how a company can harness renewable energy in order to reduce a carbon footprint. So maybe the United Nations Summit will lead to a better energy future!

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The company will stop producing the bacon and turkey products as of Friday and recall them via mail on Friday, April 2nd through Monday, April 4th. The products involve about 45,000 pounds of bacon or nearly 12,000 pounds of prepared products, according to a state inspection. That amount will include the products located in the western half of Virginia.

The recalled products have the word “WATERFARM” in front of the number 3, part of bacon and are marked by the number 3, part of the USDA-Approved Product Code “918”. The product code does not indicate gluten or ingredients.

The recalled products will be mailed to customers where the number 3 was stamped on paper and delivered by mail, the company said on its website.

The company will cease production and stop delivering the products in stores sometime during the beginning of May. The products being recalled remain available for purchase via its website at

Customers should not consume the products and contact the company immediately.

The company had offered to waive the cancellation fee but the company refused. On Wednesday, the website started functioning normally.

I have tried trying to contact the customer and I want to make one thing absolutely clear: this customer could not leave the store, he was already out. I called him back the rest of the day and he repeated the same thing that he had just told me. I asked him how long he was having a hard time and he said “in the past 24 hours” in the dead of night for the same reason; I tried talking to him for an hour and he didn’t respond. Apparently, I did not make it through to the customer, and instead went to another restaurant. I have already decided not to buy anything there.

So here it is; a customer who had his life saved because of Dollar Tree. I think that Dollar Tree would be a pretty good business if they replaced all their staff, which is what their current customers want. If I can just go buy a gallon of milk for this stupid little store manager, I will be happy. The store manager obviously had little or any experience as a manager, but who do you think runs all day long and just gives dumb orders from the cash register? Would the staff at The Dollar Tree at least give me some guidance during the day and not go crazy when there are busy, paying customers? But I won’t have that, because the customer is better than me. So next time you decide to shop at this store – find another Dollar Tree. Just get the damn manager to sit down and listen to you. I’m sure she will come out of retirement to save your life at some point.

UPDATE: The name of the bank. You could also google if you didn’t know better. I will provide credit card information for you for your convenience, but we have no actual money available. Also, thanks for the comments, everyone. They are helpful and I appreciate your help. I will be making another post soon with more information and photos with my analysis. I also would love to have your thoughts on the store, the situation, and the manager’s incompetence. Thanks for reading, and I will see you again soon. Until next time.

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