Waiting on the World to Change

Waiting on the World to Change

Yesterday at work, I was listening to some old music and stumbled upon perhaps my least favorite song in the entire world. No offense to John Mayer, because this is honestly the only song of his I’ve ever heard and detested. His song, Waiting On the World to Change, bothers me for so many reasons, not the least of which is the chord progression. Every time I hear it, I sing, “I’m waiting (waiting!) waiting on the chords to change!” In all seriousness, though, the song is a wake-up call. Maybe that’s John’s point—who knows. He speaks of the lack of action in his generation, not for complacency, but for the feeling that the system is rigged, and there’s no action that can generate change. I get that. I know you get it, too. We’ve all felt that in our personal lives, haven’t we? Maybe you’ve had a medical diagnosis that feels like a death knell. Maybe you’ve lost a job and felt paralyzed by the struggle to find a new means of income. Maybe you desperately long to finish college but cannot afford it and yet somehow you make too much money to be eligible for financial aid. Maybe you have clinical anxiety and each day you fight what feels like a losing battle. There are a million possible maybes, and they are specifically tailored to each of us in our lives. Related: 10-earthlike-planets-found Many times we feel stuck in our circumstances, and the truth is, we just don’t know how to keep going. It hurts; we feel both helpless and alienated. But, it’s not true. Don’t believe it. The...
Liberals and Wall Street– A Statist Love Story

Liberals and Wall Street– A Statist Love Story

Donald Trump became the first Presidential candidate in over 20 years with the courage to challenge the Wall Street financial power structure, when he pointed out the failures of our ‘Free Trade’ agreements. Free Trade is the Holy Grail of Wall Street and the Central Banks, which is the reason no candidate until President Trump has had the courage to even raise the issue, let alone actively negotiate with and compel other countries to give America terms more favorable to American workers. We know that liberal activists are supposed to hate Wall Street greed, and we know that Wall Street does not like President Trumps’ renegotiation of GATT NAFTA. We also know that Wall Street’s preferred candidate by money and deed was Hillary Clinton. Why then, are so many liberals angry about the defeat of the Wall Street candidate, Hillary Clinton, when they should be ecstatic at her loss? It was Hillary, who attached herself at the hip to Wall Street and the central banks, benefiting politically and personally, from their massive financial support and endorsement. Wall Street supported Clinton, and with good reason. It was Bill Clinton who signed Gatt Nafta, defining him as the greatest anti-labor President in American history. Free Trade has shipped much of our industrial base and over 1 million jobs overseas, to the benefit of Wall Street and corporate executives. It was Bill Clinton who signed Glass Stegal, freeing the central banks to create massive profits with massive corruption. It helped to set up the 2008 economic and real estate collapse. A disaster we show little sign of recovering from. Related: gop-rocks-georgia-handel-beats-ossoff-despite-dems-bigbucks-effort Democrats...
UBER CEO RESIGNS Company’s founder Travis Kalanick steps down

UBER CEO RESIGNS Company’s founder Travis Kalanick steps down

by Fox News FILE: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick gestures as he addresses a gathering during a conference of start-up businesses in New Delhi,  (Reuters) Uber founder Travis Kalanick resigned Wednesday as CEO after pressure from investors. The company’s board confirmed the move, saying in a statement that Kalanick is taking time to heal from the death of his mother in a boating accident “while giving the company room to full embrace this new chapter in Uber’s history.” He will remain on the Uber Technologies Inc. board. Five of the company’s key investors on Tuesday demanded that he resigned, according to The New York Times, which first reported Kalanick’s decision to step down. The demand came in a letter titled “Moving Uber Forward.” “I love Uber more than anything in the world and at this difficult moment in my personal life I have accepted the investors request to step aside so that Uber can go back to building rather than be distracted with another fight,” Kalanick reportedly said in a statement to the Times. The resignation came after a series of costly missteps under Kalanick. Uber on Tuesday embarked on a 180-day program to change its image by allowing riders to give drivers tips through the Uber app, something the company had resisted under Kalanick. The San Francisco-based company is trying to reverse damage done to its reputation by revelations of sexual harassment in its offices, allegations of trade secrets theft and an investigation into efforts to mislead government regulators. Related: keystone-state-boom-first-coal-mine-under-trump-praised-as-lifeline Uber’s board said in a statement that Kalanick had “always put Uber first.” Related: john-flannery-named-chairman-and-ceo-of-ge Under Kalanick, Uber has...
Tropical Storm Cindy may bring ‘life-threatening’ flooding across Gulf Coast – North Carolina rip currents leave four people dead

Tropical Storm Cindy may bring ‘life-threatening’ flooding across Gulf Coast – North Carolina rip currents leave four people dead

by Fox News By Travis Fedschun This satellite image taken Tuesday, June 20, 2017, and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Cindy over the Gulf of Mexico approaching the Gulf Coast.  (NOAA via AP) Tropical Storm Cindy formed Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico, and may bring “life-threatening flash flooding” across the central Gulf Coast, according to forecasters. The National Weather Service said the storm is centered about 250 miles south of Morgan City, Louisiana and has top sustained winds of 45 mph. The storm is presently stationary in the Gulf, and has tropical-storm-force winds extending outward up to 205 miles from the center, according to the NWS. Cindy, the third tropical storm of 2017, is expected to reach the Louisiana coast sometime late Wednesday and then move inland over western Louisiana and eastern Texas on Thursday. Tropical Storm Warnings associated with #Cindy now extend from the Mouth of the Pearl River to San Luis Pass, Texas. https://t.co/tW4KeGdBFb pic.twitter.com/sfQHbGHeso — NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) June 20, 2017 The storm is expected to bring 6 to 9 inches of rain in areas, and up to 12 inches in some spots across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle through Thursday. The weather service said the rain “could cause life-threatening flash flooding in these areas” in its latest advisory. Related: tornado-damages-homes-downs-power-lines-in-oklahoma-town–fox-news-weather-center- A tropical storm warning is now in effect from High Island on the upper Texas coast all the way to the mouth of the Pearl River at the state line of Louisiana and Mississippi. A tropical storm watch is in effect elsewhere on the Texas coast, from west of...
GOP ROCKS GEORGIA: Handel beats Ossoff despite Dems’ big-bucks effort

GOP ROCKS GEORGIA: Handel beats Ossoff despite Dems’ big-bucks effort

by Fox News Republican Karen Handel on Tuesday night defeated rival Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s record-spending, special-election congressional race, keeping yet another House seat in GOP hands and denying Democrats a chance to deliver a rebuke to President Trump. With all precincts reporting, Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, led Ossoff 52 percent to 48 percent — a margin of nearly 11,000 votes out of more than 250,000 ballots cast. Congratulations to Karen Handel on her big win in Georgia 6th. Fantastic job, we are all very proud of you! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2017 The race smashed fundraising records for a House contest — with both campaigns and outside groups combining to spend a record $50 million. Ossoff’s defeat was another setback for Democrats hoping to capitalize on Trump’s low approval ratings to win a long-standing Republican seat. It was the party’s fourth straight defeat this year in attempts to win a Republican seat and take the momentum into the 2018 midterms. They now must win 24 GOP House seats to retake control of the chamber next year. Related: liberals-and-wall-street-a-statist-love-story Laughing my #Ossoff — Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) June 21, 2017 “This race was going to require all hands on deck, and that’s what we had,” Handel said at her victory party. “Tonight’s victory is for you. It’s for every citizen in the 6th (Congressional) District.” To be sure, the contest was close since Handel and Ossoff were the top finishers in April’s first balloting, which sent them to Tuesday’s runoff. Related Image Expand / Collapse Republican candidate for 6th congressional district Karen Handel speaks...