Let’s Meet at the Shot Show in Las Vegas!
If you are attending the Shot Show in Las Vegas next week, come see us at our booth #S2108 during the Supplier Showcase on Monday and Tuesday the 22nd and 23rd. Look forward to meeting you there.
January 2018 Empire State Manufacturing Survey Reports Business Activity Continued to Grow
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York released its January 2018 Empire State Manufacturing Survey and reports business activity continued to grow at a solid clip in New York State. The new orders and shipments indexes continued to show ongoing growth.
US Drill Rigs Running Rose by 15 Last Week
The number of drill rigs running in the USA rose by 15 last week, led by Louisiana and New Mexico, each up by five. Meanwhile Canadian drilling soared by 102 rigs compared with the previous week. AMM
Dow Industrial Average Crashed 26,000
Tuesday morning the Dow Industrial average crashed through the 26,000 level, taking only 7 trading sessions to rise 1,000 points…the left and former president Obama take credit for this…That is so ludicrous that I think I am going to pee in my pants. The left really is delusional, Obama says if you watch Fox news you are living on a different planet. Absolutely, our planet is called Earth, I do not know what planet they are living on, but it is not Earth.
US Raw Steel Production Rose 3.5% Last Week
US raw steel production rose 3.5% last week as mills operated at an ACUR of 73.2%. In the corresponding week last year mills operated at an ACUR of 74.5%. Thus far this year mills have produced prox 3,000,000 tons just about even with production in the same period last year.
January 2018 Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey Reports Continued Growth
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released its January 2018 Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey and reports economic growth continued in the month. The broadest measures of current conditions remained positive this month. Future indexes reflecting expected growth over the next six months remained at high levels.
Trucking Freight Demand is Elevating Metals Costs
The tightness in the trucking industry is unlikely to abate before the end of 2018, indicating that elevated costs in the metals industry will likely continue for the foreseeable future…Indeed many metal market participants said that freight demand is consuming capacity and pushing rates up on the spot market. AMM
The President’s Health Green Lighted
What a joke: The President has a physical exam and was given a green light, diagnosed to be in great shape, yet the media took an hour asking the physician one stupid question after another. They just cannot handle the truth.
Only took 1 day, the Dow Industrials closed above 26,000 in Wednesday’s trading session.
DACA…First and foremost, ALL of these people are illegal immigrants, the key word being ILLEGAL. Yes, there should be a PATH to citizenship but in my view, not simply granting amnesty and citizenship. That is wrong.
People from anywhere are granted citizenship and are welcome here after going through the process. I also believe in a merit based system for those who wish to become citizens. We want the best and the brightest in every category and we want them to go through the naturalization process and contrary to what the left is spewing, we do not care what color or what country someone comes from. We do not want criminals, welfare seekers, just plain lazy people who won’t work, do not want to work, wish harm to our country. Why would we?
Apple’s Response to the Tax Reform and Jobs Act
As a result of the Tax Reform and Jobs Act, Apple will invest $350 billion here in the USA, including bonus’ of around $2500 to each of its employees. It will also pay a tax amounting to $38 billion on the repatriation of profits held overseas.
Infrastructure X (Keystone & Dakota pipelines) Regulation Reform XX 1 in 2 out
Individual Tax Reform XX Entitlement Reform
Business Tax Reform XX Education Reform X
Healthcare Reform Veterans Administration Reform X
Rebuild our Military X Trade Reform X
Secure our Borders (The Wall) XX Lead the world from the front XX
Help for the poor XX Drain the swamp X as we speak
Peace through unmatchable strength Support Israel X
Destroy ISIS XX Extreme Vetting XX
Conservative Supreme Court nominees XX American Jobs XX
I will track these campaign promises and will check them off as each is accomplished adding those I have missed as they become apparent. This is quite an agenda and will be difficult to achieve all in one term but I believe the American people are behind him and know these things need to be done. Now, if he can get our legislators to support him instead of fighting him….
“MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN”
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.
By the way, if you wish to comment on my rants or offer any other insights you may have, you are encouraged to email me.
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.”