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Bernie Sanders: Trump just used your taxes to reward Carrier for offshoring American jobs

Last February, Carrier announced that it was offshoring its US air-conditioner manufacturing jobs to Mexico, despite having made a $7.6B profit that year, despite having received more than $6B in US military contracts, despite having recved a $50M tax-break, despite having paid its retiring CEO a $172m bonus, despite having spent $12b on stock-inflating accounting tricks.

The shenanigans made them the poster child for the collapse of the rustbelt during the 2016 election, and Donald Trump promised that if elected, he would slap Carrier’s Mexican-produced goods with high tariffs unless it kept “every one” of its jobs in the USA.

Yesterday, Trump announced with great fanfare that he had brokered a deal to keep less than half of Carrier’s jobs in the USA, in exchange for a very generous tax-subsidy paid for by the Americans who – unlike Trump – pay taxes.

In other words, Trump has shown that companies that threaten to leave the USA will be allowed to do so with impunity, and will, furthermore, get paid to do so by the American taxpayer.

In a Washington Post editorial, Bernie Sanders points out that Trump could have used a stick rather than a worker-funded carrot to keep Carrier in the country – for example, by threatening to end its generous tax-subsidies, or by threatening to yank the billions the company receives as a military contractor.

https://boingboing.net/2016/12/02/bernie-sanders-trump-just-use.html

god … its easy to get used to the pretentious air of hannibal while marathoning it bc its all within this specific universe where im pretty sure theres no such thing as taco bell but looking at tumblr content its like so hard to want to reblog anything because like… i cant just… put that burst of pretentiousness on everyones dash without lead up… but also the stuff thats like aggressively un-pretentiousness-ing it (what a phrase) is also so cringey to me… MAYBE i should just make a sideblog and let everyone live in peace

ANOTHER HC POST. Less rambly this time. Hopefully. I just realized I never really wrote any kind of headcanon on Al’s military service, so I figured I’d stick it in a post and get it out there.

The main point being that he’s definitely still very active in the military. Specifically, the US Air Force. Obviously he has other duties too, and he’d probably go crazy if he was constantly out at war, but he’s for sure done a tour or two out in the Middle East. (Which like, please don’t make this political, because it’s not about the war. It’s about the fact that Al is pretty much always gonna support his troops, and he’s not the type to do it from the sidelines.)

This is also part of why I still HC him as being in pretty peak physical condition. He still does his training with the Air National Guard every month, so he’s not about to get overly flabby or out of shape.

Charge is absolutely the best biotic ability in Mass Effect, & the fact that you can now use it from mid-air in tandem with your jetpack is already the best thing about Mass Effect Andromeda.

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.

Katrina Mumaw was once the ‘world’s fastest kid’. She earned that title at the age of 11 when she convinced her instructor to let her fly a Russian fighter jet and became the youngest person to pilot a MIG-29. On that same flight, she also became the youngest person to break the sound barrier after reaching the speed of Mach 1.3, then celebrated by doing a series of military-style maneuvers and aerobatics. Source Source 2 Source 3

In 2016, Hurricane Matthew uncovered more than a dozen Civil War cannonballs on a beach in South Carolina. Even though the eroded artillery looked harmless after 150 years buried in sand, they were still prone to detonating and able to send shrapnel more than ¼ mile), so the US Air Force promptly blew them up. Source

pearl gets a sword to the gut and her reaction is a mere ‘whoopsie daisy!’ before rushing to reassure steven that it’s totally fine, no cause for alarm, please don’t be concerned – all the way up to when her physical form gives way

and only now am i able to make the connection that it’s because her life never held any weight in her eyes, and every time she died, just like this instance, the only thing on her mind was looking out for rose.