Harley-Davidson took its tax cut, closed a factory, and rewarded shareholders
“The motorcycle maker in January told Kansas City workers it would close a plant there. Days later, it announced a nearly $700 million stock buyback plan. ” – My Comments : “It’s a pattern that’s played out over and over since the tax cuts passed — companies profit, shareholders reap the benefits, and workers get left out. Corporate stock buybacks hit a record $178 billion in the first three months of 2018; average hourly earnings for American workers are up 67 cents over the past year. Harley-Davidson is an American symbol, and President Trump has trotted it out as an example of business success. But as it’s getting its tax cut, it’s outsourcing jobs and paying shareholders.”
This Is What A Boeing F-32 Would’ve Looked Like If Lockheed Lost The JSF Competition
“To this day the X-32 is lambasted for its atrocious looks, but Boeing’s final vision for its F-32 fighter was markedly different in appearance. ” – My Comments : Adam Burch’s visualizations of what would have been the F-32 are a lot less fugly than the X-32 prototype.
Michael Keaton’s Two Words For The Graduating Class | Mike Jones | DC101
“Michael Keaton finished his commencement speech for Kent State with two very important words for the graduates! ” – My Comments : Awesome.
All the ridiculous Deadpool 2 marketing stunts you may have missed
“Here’s a more-or-less comprehensive rundown of all the crazy ads and stunts that Fox has rolled out in the lead-up to Deadpool 2’s release. ” – My Comments : Really looking forward to this; have heard good reviews so far…
Google doodle honours cartographer Abraham Ortelius who created the world’s first modern atlas
“His atlas, the first edition of which was published on May 20, 1570, brought all geographical maps into the same format. ” – My Comments :
The YF-23’s Air Inlet Design Was Its Most Exotic Feature You Never Heard Of
“Northrop engineers used an innovative solution for dealing with an old airflow problem that is especially troublesome for stealthy designs. ” – My Comments : I always liked the F-23 better. Now I can add innovative boundary layer control to the list of reasons.
Lawyer who repped Equifax will run office that investigates Equifax
“Trump’s brazen coup against regulations and consumer protections just reached the Federal Trade Commission. ” – My Comments : Such BS.
Liked on YouTube: “The sound that connects Stravinsky to Bruno Mars” https://youtu.be/8A1Aj1_EF9Y
The sound that connects Stravinsky to Bruno Mars
“It’s an 1980s pop music cliche that dates back to 1910. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO If you listen to the first few seconds of Bruno Mars’ … ” – My Comments : kottke.org writes: “I’m a big fan of Estelle Caswell’s Earworm series for Vox, and this most recent one might be my favorite. It’s about the ‘orchestra hit’ sound that became super popular in the 80s…but which has its origins in an unauthorized sample of Igor Stravinsky included with an influential digital audio workstation invented in the late 70s.”