MichaeL. Wagner

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  1. Trump, time to end outsourcing ... at the IRS http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-administration/326315-trump-time-to-end-outsourcing-at-the-irs
  2. The Govt. should implement a Job List, whereby Green Card and H2-B employment opportunities would be advertised nationally… Anyone getting un-employment could get Govt. money to move to the area where’s there’s a job needing the person’s talents… Or maybe the Govt. could reimburse the worker, or the employer could??? What about High School students and buses to take them around to those local Estates where workers are needed; perhaps an entire crew could work at one estate a day... “Last year, Trump was approved to hire 64 foreign workers at Mar-a-Lago … everything it takes to run a resort: cooks, maids, waiters, etc.” Trump to sign executive order targeting foreign workers, but not the ones he uses at Mar-a-Lago http://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2017/04/18/trump-to-sign-executive-order-targeting-foreign-workers-like-the-ones-he-uses-at-mar-a-lago Ivanka Trump’s using White House power to… to promote Trump fashion brand http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/22/ivanka-trumps-using-white-house-power-to-promote-fashion-brand-sf-retailer-alleges/ Trump's 'Made in America' label doesn't fit Ivanka's clothing line http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/06/exclusive-trumps-made-in-america-slogan-doesnt-apply-to-ivanka.html
  3. “… Securities and Exchange Commission requirement that oil and gas companies disclose how much they paid foreign governments for drilling rights—a provision of the Dodd-Frank bill enacted to detect illegal bribery…” The War on Regulation http://prospect.org/article/war-regulation-0
  4. America’s greatest threat: Unsafe work conditions http://www.salon.com/2013/05/17/americas_greatest_threat_unsafe_work_conditions/ China's workplace safety improves in Q1 http://m.chinadaily.com.cn/en/2017-04/19/content_29000418.htm Six questions for labor’s top workplace safety expert https://nwlaborpress.org/2017/04/six-questions-for-labors-top-workplace-safety-expert/ 4 Overlooked Workplace Safety Practices http://reliableplant.com/Read/30806/workplace-safety-practices Elizabeth Warren Grills Trump’s Labor Nominee Over Workplace Safety http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/elizabeth-warren-alexander-acosta-workplace-safety_us_58d29f04e4b02d33b7479ba8 As Trump and GOP Congress Seek to Roll Back Worker Protections, Senator Warren Releases Report Detailing Labor Violations by Federal Contractors https://enewspf.com/2017/03/06/trump-gop-congress-seek-roll-back-worker-protections-senator-warren-releases-report-detailing-labor-violations-federal-contractors/ Trump Signs Bill Making It Easier For Employers To Hide Workplace Injuries http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-signs-bill-making-it-easier-for-employers-to-hide-worker-injuries_us_58e3efa6e4b0f4a923b2cad9 Employer Responsibilities: Provide employees with safe tools and equipment “If a health hazard is suspected, there must be reasonable expectation that toxic substances are present, and that the harm caused by the exposure to the hazard will shorten life expectancy or cause a substantial reduction in physical or mental efficiency. It should be noted that the effects of the health hazard may not be apparent immediately for it to be considered a health hazard” How to Refuse Unsafe Work https://www.safeopedia.com/2/1500/legislation/how-to-refuse-unsafe-work
  5. The Big American Banks in 2017 Are Weak, Sparking a Banking Crisis https://www.lombardiletter.com/the-big-american-banks-in-2017-are-weak-sparking-a-banking-crisis/10171/ FDIC out $19 billion through 2015 for bank failures http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/fdic-out-billion-through-for-bank-failures/article_2e0f5693-a50f-589e-ba68-cb1321721d0a.html
  6. Bank of America’s first-quarter profit jumps 40 percent http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/banking/bank-watch-blog/article145162959.html Goldman Sachs and Bank of America see profits jump http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39630869
  7. Detroit Land Bank slams critical audit report http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2017/04/03/detroit-land-bank-slams-critical-audit-report/99991670/
  8. Wells Fargo to Claw Back $75 Million From 2 Former Executives https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/10/business/wells-fargo-pay-executives-accounts-scandal.html?_r=1
  9. How illegal schemes were used to pad Wells Fargo’s profits http://www.modbee.com/opinion/article144522814.html
  10. Meet 3 Secret Trump Picks Out To Take Down Latin America’s Left http://www.mintpressnews.com/meet-3-secret-trump-picks-take-latin-americas-left/225791/
  11. Donald Trump Is Making the United States an Anti-Corruption Laughingstock http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/04/trump-ethics-anti-corruption-foreign-corrupt-practices-act ‘Spectacular Betrayal’ as Trump Rolls Back Wall Street Regulations http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/spectacular_betrayal_as_trump_hands_economy_back_over_to_wall_street_201702 Team Trump’s Troubling Tentacles: The Goldman Sachs Vampire Squid https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/25602-team-trumps-troubling-tentacles-the-goldman-sachs-vampire-squid Trump’s Wall Street Ally Pick Signals Enforcement-Light SEC https://www.law360.com/articles/877381/trump-s-wall-street-ally-pick-signals-enforcement-light-sec One of the US’s greatest gifts to the global economy is under threat from Trump https://qz.com/927217/one-of-the-worlds-best-weapons-against-bribery-and-corruption-is-under-threat-from-trump/ Don't Flood the Swamp: Reviving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act http://nationalinterest.org/feature/dont-flood-the-swamp-reviving-the-foreign-corrupt-practices-19468 Two Insiders on SEC’s Possible Future Under Clayton https://bol.bna.com/two-insiders-on-secs-possible-future-under-clayton/ Donald Trump Expected to Pick Shadow Banker for Key Position at the Fed https://theintercept.com/2017/04/19/donald-trump-expected-to-pick-shadow-banker-for-key-position-at-the-fed/ Trump administration may already be breaking its own ethics rules on lobbyists http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article144961129.html How Billionaire Trump Adviser Evades Ethics Law While Shaping Policies That Make Money For His Wall Street Firm http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/how-billionaire-trump-adviser-evades-ethics-law-while-shaping-policies-make-money
  12. Fraud, Satisfaction and Bubbles https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-04-19/fraud-satisfaction-and-bubbles Auto Loans: The Next Debt Bubble? http://www.valuewalk.com/2017/04/auto-loans-next-debt-bubble/ The US college debt bubble is becoming dangerous https://www.ft.com/content/a272ee4c-1b83-11e7-bcac-6d03d067f81f The car-loan boom isn’t the housing bubble. But there still might be a crash https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/apr/02/car-loan-boom-not-housing-bubble-still-could-be-crash-us-economy This is the next subprime fear worrying investors http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/07/subprime-mortgage-autos-ubs-us.html Congresswoman Gabbard Speaks-Votes Against Increasing Big Bank Risk (HR 6392); Recalls Bank Failures 8 Years Ago https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/12/03/congresswoman-gabbard-speaks-votes-against-increasing-big-bank-risk-hr-6392-recalls-bank-failures-8-years-ago/
  13. Ban lethal ammo, in favor of non-lethal, capable of protecting anyone from anyone else, yet not so dangerous to police, bystanders, ect. Anyone with a hunting license could send their ammo to the closest (to the hunting grounds) police or ranger station… Duluth police deploy ‘less-lethal’ weapons http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/crime/4067433-duluth-police-deploy-less-lethal-weapons
  14. “Materials scientists have been exploring other semiconductor technologies for a long while, trying to find something cheaper and better than silicon. Until recently the best bet was dye-sensitised solar cells. These have been around since the 1980s, but they have not managed to make a big impact on the energy market because, although they are cheap because they don't require billion-dollar clean-room facilities, their efficiency is generally low. This is where the new perovskite solar cells come in. There are exotic-sounding compounds, such as methylammonium trihalogen plumbates, that have a quite simple crystal structure called a perovskite. Like the dye-sensitised solar cells, these solar cells are easy and cheap to make, but they have another trick up their sleeve – they don't need a complicated diode architecture to achieve high efficiencies.” “Materials researchers in Oxford, led by Dr Henry Snaith, have recently shown that they can make simple perovskite solar cells with efficiencies pushing 20%. This is big news, because 20% makes them competitive with existing commercial silicon solar cells while being much cheaper to make in high volumes. They are also more suitable for incorporating into roofing materials and glass panels than silicon and so have the clear potential of being as fundamental to our city architecture as steel, concrete and asphalt. In other words, they could well be the materials that will make it possible to collect the 1% of solar energy we need as a nation, at a cost that can compete with fossil fuels.” The perovskite lightbulb moment for solar power https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/mar/02/perovskite-lightbulb-moment-abundant-solar-power-britain The future of perovskite solar cells has just got brighter, come rain or shine https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160718111607.htm This crystallised material holds the promise of revolutionary liquid solar cells http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/inventions/this-crystallised-material-holds-the-promise-of-revolutionary-liquid-solar-cells/news-story/db5e34d1fc8b201ea557f85fd9376b28 http://www.manufacturing.net/news/2017/03/solar-energy-sector-could-be-upended-perovskites-research “The bendable cells are suitable for various applications at homes, cars and malls, including indoors, because they can produce power even when illuminance is below 500 lux.” Sekisui Chemical to start making dye-sensitized solar cells https://renewablesnow.com/news/sekisui-chemical-to-start-making-dye-sensitized-solar-cells-564351/
  15. “… solar panels capable of generating power on days of low-sunshine, rain, fog and even during the night …” Chinese Scientists Develop All-Weather Solar Panels http://laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2434002&CategoryId=13936 Graphene layer could allow solar cells to generate power when it rains https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160406075516.htm