Machine Tool Manufacturers Book High Totals
Machine tool manufacturers booked high totals – $460.7 million worth of manufacturing technology equipment – in the latest report. It is the highest total since Q1-but long lead times and a potential economic slowdown threaten sustained order activity in the months ahead.
US Raw Steel Production Down from Previous Week
In the week ending October 8, 2022, US raw steel production was 1,680,000 net tons at an ACUR of 75.3%, down 1.2 % from the previous week ending October 1, 2022.
US Drill Rigs Running Down from Previous Week
There were 762 drill rigs running in the US last week, down 3 rigs from the previous week, up 229 rigs from one year ago. Canadian drillers ran 215 oil rigs, up 2 rigs from the previous week, up 48 rigs from one year ago.
September Consumer Price Index (CPI) Worse than Expected
On Thursday the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for September was released and came in at 8.2 percent year over year, worse than expected. The Bureau of Labor Statistics report revealed that while inflation ticked down by one-tenth percentage point, inflation is still higher than expected, defying the Federal Reserve’s aggressive interest rate hikes.
I believe many leftists are now realizing that our border is wide open to anyone who chooses to cross, and many do not like it. We have Americans being killed by illegal migrants, dead human bodies dot the landscape and float down the Rio Grande. I am sick of it. These bastards must be thrown out on November 8, and again I am talking about the career politicians on both sides of the aisle. We need term limits, sooner rather than later.
It appears the United States is fighting a ground war with Russia in Ukraine. We have no boots on the ground, but the Ukrainians are using our weaponry, our intelligence and our money to fight this war.
I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic party that is now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness, who divide us by racializing every issue and stoke anti-white racism, actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms, are hostile to people of faith & spirituality, demonize the police and protect criminals at the expense of law-abiding American citizens, believe in open borders, weaponize the national security state to go after political opponents, and above all, dragging us ever closer to nuclear war. I believe in a government that is of, by and for the people. Unfortunately, today’s Democratic party does not. Instead it stands for a government of, by and for the powerful elite. I’m calling on my fellow common sense independent -minded Democrats to join me in leaving the Democratic party. If you can no longer stomach the direction that so-called woke Democratic party ideologues are taking our country, I invite you to join me.”
Tulsi Gabbard, was in Congress for 7 years, she is an Air Force veteran, former presidential candidate, and a patriot. This is her brief letter of resignation to the Democrat machine on Tuesday. She is more a conservative than she thinks. We will see which direction she goes but, whatever she does, she will bring common sense, rational thinking and love of country with her.
Why are young men and women shying away from conservatism?
The most obvious reason is that they have been exposed only to left-wing values-from elementary school, in the movies, on television, on social media and now even at Disneyland!
Less obvious but equally significant is that they have never been exposed to conservative values. Since before the World War II generation, most parents who held conservative values either did not think they had to teach their children those values (because patriotism and love of country reigned supreme, it was accepted as normal) or simply did not know how to do so. Most still do not. If asked to define conservative values, most conservatives will be tongue-tied.
Following is a list of conservatism’s defining characteristics:
We will begin with the most important conservative value-LIBERTY.
Conservatives believe in individual liberty (there is no liberty other than individual liberty)> It has been the primary value of the American experiment. While many countries include the word “liberty” in their national mottoes and national anthems, no country has so emphasized liberty as has America.
That is why America’s founders were adamant that the state-the national government-be as small, as limited as possible. The bigger the government, the smaller the liberty. Big government and big liberty are mutually exclusive.
Moreover, liberty is not the only victim of big government. Human life is also a victim. Every genocide of the 20th century, the century of genocide, was committed by big government. Without big government, one hundred million people would not and could not have been slaughtered, and a billion more would not and could not have been enslaved.
In order to limit the size and power of national government, the founders delegated most governmental powers to the states. They did so in the Constitution by specifying what powers the national government had and by asserting that all other powers be delegated to the states. In addition, they increased the power of the states by having presidential elections decided by the states-the Electoral College-rather than by the popular national vote, and by how they structured the Senate. They gave every state equal representation in the Senate, no matter how small the population of the state.
The left’s opposition to the electoral College and to the Senate makes perfect sense. It is the power inherent in big government, not liberty, that animates the left. The defining characteristic of every left-wing party and movement in the world has been an ever bigger and therefore more powerful government
Liberty is a liberal value as well as a conservative value, but it has never been a left-wing value. Liberty cannot be a left-wing value because the more liberty individuals have, the less power the government has. Conversely, the weaker the state, the weaker the left.
This especially holds true for the greatest of all liberties-free speech.
Free speech is a fundamental conservative value and it has been a fundamental liberal value. But it has never been a left-wing value. For that reason, everywhere the left is dominant-government, media, universities-it stifles dissent. The reason is simple: no left-wing movement can survive an open exchange of ideas. Leftist ideologies are emotion and power based, not reason-or morality based. So, leftists cannot allow honest debate. They do not argue with opponents; they suppress them.
For the first time in American history, freedom of speech is seriously threatened-indeed it has already been seriously curtailed. With the ascent of the left, the inevitable suppression of free speech is taking place.
That liberals-who have always valued liberty and free speech-vote for the great suppressor of liberty, the left, is the tragedy of our time. The reason they do so is that liberals forgot what they stand FOR; they only remember what they believe they stand AGAINST: conservatives.
So, the next time a liberal or left-wing friend or relative asks you what conservatives stand for, say “liberty” – especially free speech. And explain that is why you fear and oppose big government-because big government and individual liberty cannot coexist.” Dennis Prager
As you read the paragraphs above, do you see the obvious relationship with what is written and what is and has been going on in our country for some time?
“MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN”
“KEEP AMERICA GREAT”
Have a great weekend…. God bless America!
Buy American made products whenever you can, it’s good for you, good for your friends and neighbors and good for our country.
If you are hiring…try to hire a veteran…. they are loyal, disciplined, hardworking…and they deserve our support.
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TEDDY ROOSEVELT ON IMMIGRANTS IN AMERICA…1907
In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American and nothing but an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag…We have room for but one language here and that is the English language…and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”