Morning Reads – Thursday, May 12, 2016

On this date in 1926, the airship Norge became the first vessel to fly over the North Pole. Also on this date,in 2003, fifty-nine Democratic lawmakers in Texas went into hiding over a dispute with Republican’s over a congressional redistricting plan. Politicking is hard, apparently.

Peaches

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

Liberty Drum

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Saltycracker
Saltycracker

The middle class is making less in real dollars or is the group just melting away ? (Article $$)……..and the Treasury is taking in more in constant aka inflated dollars but less in real dollars……

“Even though the Treasury has collected more in inflation-adjusted tax revenues so far this fiscal year than in any previous year, tax collections were actually down in the month of April alone compared to last April. In 2015, the Treasury collected approximately $471,801,000,000 in April (in 2015 dollars). In 2016, the Treasury collected $438,432,000,000 in April.”

xdog
xdog

The hyperloop didn’t make it to 400 mph, more like 115. Still impressive as hell.

You can watch the whole 2 second run here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/hyperloop-one-test-1.3577182

Lots more pics and info: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3585662/It-works-Elon-Musk-s-super-fast-Hyperloop-successfully-demonstrated-Las-Vegas.html

blakeage80
blakeage80

And just in case anyone wondered how to get a cool name, just follow Brogan’s example.
http://www.techinsider.io/how-hyperloop-founder-brogan-bambrogan-got-the-greatest-name-ever-2016-5

gcp
gcp

A south Ga farmer that complained about backlog of H2A visa approvals and the slow process was subsequently “inspected” by Dept of Labor investigators. The timing of the inspection is quite suspicious.

http://www.myajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/expecting-labor-help-south-georgia-farmers-get-ins/nrK37/

chefdavid
chefdavid

I think Maglev Mullis needs to jump all over this. Chattanooga to Atlanta in how many minutes?

Baker
Baker

In other news: Almost 50% of GOP voters are completely out of touch with reality.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

By no measure does the GOP have the market cornered.