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Postby osu-grad » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:03 pm

Sweden... maybe not so...

Swedish towns told to 'make preparations regarding the threat of war and conflict' with Russia

Sweden’s towns and villages have been ordered to make preparations for a possible military attack in the latest sign of the country’s growing anxiety at its newly belligerent Russian neighbour.

The country’s Civil Contingency Agency (MSB) last week sent a letter to local authorities across the country asking them to maintain operations centres in underground bunkers, ensure that a system of emergency sirens is in place, and to be open to cooperating on war exercises with the Swedish Armed Forces.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12 ... g_share_tw

I wonder if Trump has already made a deal with Putin regarding partitioning?

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Re: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Postby osu-grad » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:59 am

I keep telling this ignorant fella, Tacitus, over at the other site to get an education... get a job. But he continues to argue, instead pining for the good 'ole days when a high school education could buy you a house, a new car every four years and put your kids through college. I keep telling him that those days ain't coming back; the 1950's are long gone because of trade and the relentless advance of technology. Trump reinforces the low-education solution with his empty Make America Great Again slogan, implying that he'll bring the jobs back. Thing is, the jobs are already here waiting to be filled. You just need a little education.

Why so many U.S. manufacturers are putting up ‘Help Wanted’ signs

Susan Murray Carlock says her Indiana company is providing something popular opinion has deemed nearly extinct: well-paying manufacturing jobs. Over the past four years, Mursix Corp., a creator of seat belt buckles and bed frames, has sought to fill a variety of production positions. The average wages exceed $20 an hour — a ladder to the middle class.

Trouble is, she can’t find workers.

“We’ve been on a growth trajectory that is crazy,” said Carlock, whose family bought the firm for roughly $5 million in 1990 and has watched it grow into a $42 million business. “But we face serious labor force issues.”

The company needs skilled laborers, men and women who can absorb the “tribal knowledge” of the toolmakers before they retire, she said. This year, in an effort to draw talent, the firm set up an apprenticeship, paying promising employees as they learn the trade.

Carlock’s predicament isn’t isolated, even in the Rust Belt, where steadily vanishing manufacturing jobs became central to this year’s presidential election. She knows of at least two other plants in Muncie, Ind., a college town in the state’s northeast quadrant, that face a similar hiring challenge.

“We’re all competing with each other for people,” she said. “To say manufacturing is dying in the United States just isn’t true.”

But American manufacturing is changing, and the enterprises flourishing today often demand a different set of skills than assembly lines of the past.

One reason for the labor shortage is the fear of change, said Michael Hicks, a business professor at Ball State University in Muncie, Carlock’s city. Many of the open roles involve computer assistance, which requires job training. Although some companies and state programs will cover the tuition bills, some workers, particularly those who’ve held the same job for decades, are hesitant to take them up on the offer, even if unemployment is imminent and the wages are competitive.

The average hourly wage for these roles is approximately $20, according to federal data.

“I’ve gone to war,” said Hicks, an army veteran turned academic, “and going back to school was scarier.”

Young people aren't helping fill the slots either, he noted. They don’t flock to mid-sized cities like they do to, say, Chicago. The share of employees older than 45 in the skilled trades, for example, is about 25 percent larger than for the broader workforce.

Drug use, on the rise in rural counties, also disqualifies a chunk of prospective hires, Hicks said.

A talent demand exists, in some form, across the country, according to a report released Wednesday by the Manhattan Institute, a right-leaning think tank focused on economic growth. Eighty-eight percent of American manufacturers said they have difficulty finding workers, noted author Mark Mills, once a factory machinist and now a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

“There are an estimated half-million more ‘skilled trades’ jobs (i.e., for non-college-educated workers) available than people trained to fill them,” according to the report.

“People are worried about robots,” Mills said, “but I call them 'co-bots,' because they need a skilled worker to run them.”

President Obama touted that growth in a speech in June.

“We've seen more manufacturing jobs created since I've been president than any time since the 1990s,” Obama said. “That's a fact.”

His assertion was true, but it lacks an important caveat. Although the country added thousands of manufacturing jobs since 2010, the numbers haven't come close to returning to pre-recession levels, as Politifact pointed out, a consequence of both trade and technology.

There were about 17 million manufacturing jobs in 2000, and that number today sits closer to 12 million, according to employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The shrinkage accelerated in the years after the North American Free Trade Agreement took effect, enabling companies to tap cheap labor overseas and bringing down the prices of consumer goods.

President-elect Donald Trump frequently alluded to the lost work on the campaign trail.

“Our politicians took away from the people their means of making a living and supporting their families,” he said in a Pennsylvania speech, targeting aggrieved steelworkers. “Skilled craftsmen and tradespeople and factory workers have seen the jobs they loved shipped thousands of miles away.”

One place preparing to adapt to a flurry of jobs shuttled south of the border is Huntington, Ind., about 100 miles northeast of the state capital. United Technologies Electronic Controls, the city’s largest employer, plans to move about 700 jobs to Mexico next year, displacing local workers.

Rick Farrant, spokesman for Northwest Indiana Works, a nonprofit workforce development organization, said the layoffs will be disruptive and painful. But he’s confident everyone who loses their job can find another one at comparable pay.

The region boasts more than 10,000 car part manufacturing jobs, for example, and that subsector is expected to grow 8 percent in the next decade, an analysis of Economic Modeling Specialists International data found. The plastic parts subsector, which employs more than 5,000 workers, is projected to grow 7 percent. The vehicle manufacturing subsector, home to 4,246 workers, is on track to grow 22 percent.

“Educational and training institutions are ready to help those workers who want to improve their skills,” Farrant said. “There are also many manufacturers in the region with job openings.”


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/won ... mplicated/
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Re: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Postby 96fanatic » Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:18 am

osu-grad wrote:Sweden... maybe not so...

Swedish towns told to 'make preparations regarding the threat of war and conflict' with Russia

Sweden’s towns and villages have been ordered to make preparations for a possible military attack in the latest sign of the country’s growing anxiety at its newly belligerent Russian neighbour.

The country’s Civil Contingency Agency (MSB) last week sent a letter to local authorities across the country asking them to maintain operations centres in underground bunkers, ensure that a system of emergency sirens is in place, and to be open to cooperating on war exercises with the Swedish Armed Forces.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12 ... g_share_tw

I wonder if Trump has already made a deal with Putin regarding partitioning?

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looks like SWEDEN didn't see OBAMA on the news warning RUSSIA and
promising punishment to PUTIN or maybe SWEDEN knows all about the
promises and red lines OBAMA has made the last 8 years.keep hope alive.
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Re: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Postby cavaliereagle » Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:48 pm

osu-grad wrote:Sweden... maybe not so...

Swedish towns told to 'make preparations regarding the threat of war and conflict' with Russia

Sweden’s towns and villages have been ordered to make preparations for a possible military attack in the latest sign of the country’s growing anxiety at its newly belligerent Russian neighbour.

The country’s Civil Contingency Agency (MSB) last week sent a letter to local authorities across the country asking them to maintain operations centres in underground bunkers, ensure that a system of emergency sirens is in place, and to be open to cooperating on war exercises with the Swedish Armed Forces.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12 ... g_share_tw

I wonder if Trump has already made a deal with Putin regarding partitioning?

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In the liberal mind, I guess Sweden is in America. :oops:
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Re: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Postby osu-grad » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:19 am

96fanatic wrote:keep hope alive.

Michelle was right. Now we know how it feels to have no hope.
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Re: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Postby 96fanatic » Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:35 am

osu-grad wrote:
96fanatic wrote:keep hope alive.

Michelle was right. Now we know how it feels to have no hope.

no she is wrong.
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Re: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Postby 3-3 Stack » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:11 am

osu-grad wrote:I keep telling this ignorant fella, Tacitus, over at the other site to get an education... get a job. But he continues to argue, instead pining for the good 'ole days when a high school education could buy you a house, a new car every four years and put your kids through college. I keep telling him that those days ain't coming back; the 1950's are long gone because of trade and the relentless advance of technology. Trump reinforces the low-education solution with his empty Make America Great Again slogan, implying that he'll bring the jobs back. Thing is, the jobs are already here waiting to be filled. You just need a little education.

Why so many U.S. manufacturers are putting up ‘Help Wanted’ signs

Susan Murray Carlock says her Indiana company is providing something popular opinion has deemed nearly extinct: well-paying manufacturing jobs. Over the past four years, Mursix Corp., a creator of seat belt buckles and bed frames, has sought to fill a variety of production positions. The average wages exceed $20 an hour — a ladder to the middle class.

Trouble is, she can’t find workers.

“We’ve been on a growth trajectory that is crazy,” said Carlock, whose family bought the firm for roughly $5 million in 1990 and has watched it grow into a $42 million business. “But we face serious labor force issues.”

The company needs skilled laborers, men and women who can absorb the “tribal knowledge” of the toolmakers before they retire, she said. This year, in an effort to draw talent, the firm set up an apprenticeship, paying promising employees as they learn the trade.

Carlock’s predicament isn’t isolated, even in the Rust Belt, where steadily vanishing manufacturing jobs became central to this year’s presidential election. She knows of at least two other plants in Muncie, Ind., a college town in the state’s northeast quadrant, that face a similar hiring challenge.

“We’re all competing with each other for people,” she said. “To say manufacturing is dying in the United States just isn’t true.”

But American manufacturing is changing, and the enterprises flourishing today often demand a different set of skills than assembly lines of the past.

One reason for the labor shortage is the fear of change, said Michael Hicks, a business professor at Ball State University in Muncie, Carlock’s city. Many of the open roles involve computer assistance, which requires job training. Although some companies and state programs will cover the tuition bills, some workers, particularly those who’ve held the same job for decades, are hesitant to take them up on the offer, even if unemployment is imminent and the wages are competitive.

The average hourly wage for these roles is approximately $20, according to federal data.

“I’ve gone to war,” said Hicks, an army veteran turned academic, “and going back to school was scarier.”

Young people aren't helping fill the slots either, he noted. They don’t flock to mid-sized cities like they do to, say, Chicago. The share of employees older than 45 in the skilled trades, for example, is about 25 percent larger than for the broader workforce.

Drug use, on the rise in rural counties, also disqualifies a chunk of prospective hires, Hicks said.

A talent demand exists, in some form, across the country, according to a report released Wednesday by the Manhattan Institute, a right-leaning think tank focused on economic growth. Eighty-eight percent of American manufacturers said they have difficulty finding workers, noted author Mark Mills, once a factory machinist and now a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

“There are an estimated half-million more ‘skilled trades’ jobs (i.e., for non-college-educated workers) available than people trained to fill them,” according to the report.

“People are worried about robots,” Mills said, “but I call them 'co-bots,' because they need a skilled worker to run them.”

President Obama touted that growth in a speech in June.

“We've seen more manufacturing jobs created since I've been president than any time since the 1990s,” Obama said. “That's a fact.”

His assertion was true, but it lacks an important caveat. Although the country added thousands of manufacturing jobs since 2010, the numbers haven't come close to returning to pre-recession levels, as Politifact pointed out, a consequence of both trade and technology.

There were about 17 million manufacturing jobs in 2000, and that number today sits closer to 12 million, according to employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The shrinkage accelerated in the years after the North American Free Trade Agreement took effect, enabling companies to tap cheap labor overseas and bringing down the prices of consumer goods.

President-elect Donald Trump frequently alluded to the lost work on the campaign trail.

“Our politicians took away from the people their means of making a living and supporting their families,” he said in a Pennsylvania speech, targeting aggrieved steelworkers. “Skilled craftsmen and tradespeople and factory workers have seen the jobs they loved shipped thousands of miles away.”

One place preparing to adapt to a flurry of jobs shuttled south of the border is Huntington, Ind., about 100 miles northeast of the state capital. United Technologies Electronic Controls, the city’s largest employer, plans to move about 700 jobs to Mexico next year, displacing local workers.

Rick Farrant, spokesman for Northwest Indiana Works, a nonprofit workforce development organization, said the layoffs will be disruptive and painful. But he’s confident everyone who loses their job can find another one at comparable pay.

The region boasts more than 10,000 car part manufacturing jobs, for example, and that subsector is expected to grow 8 percent in the next decade, an analysis of Economic Modeling Specialists International data found. The plastic parts subsector, which employs more than 5,000 workers, is projected to grow 7 percent. The vehicle manufacturing subsector, home to 4,246 workers, is on track to grow 22 percent.

“Educational and training institutions are ready to help those workers who want to improve their skills,” Farrant said. “There are also many manufacturers in the region with job openings.”


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/won ... mplicated/

That's easy. Shut off the welfare trough and watch people go back to work.
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Re: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Postby 96fanatic » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:28 am

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osu-grad wrote:I keep telling this ignorant fella, Tacitus, over at the other site to get an education... get a job. But he continues to argue, instead pining for the good 'ole days when a high school education could buy you a house, a new car every four years and put your kids through college. I keep telling him that those days ain't coming back; the 1950's are long gone because of trade and the relentless advance of technology. Trump reinforces the low-education solution with his empty Make America Great Again slogan, implying that he'll bring the jobs back. Thing is, the jobs are already here waiting to be filled. You just need a little education.

Why so many U.S. manufacturers are putting up ‘Help Wanted’ signs

Susan Murray Carlock says her Indiana company is providing something popular opinion has deemed nearly extinct: well-paying manufacturing jobs. Over the past four years, Mursix Corp., a creator of seat belt buckles and bed frames, has sought to fill a variety of production positions. The average wages exceed $20 an hour — a ladder to the middle class.

Trouble is, she can’t find workers.

“We’ve been on a growth trajectory that is crazy,” said Carlock, whose family bought the firm for roughly $5 million in 1990 and has watched it grow into a $42 million business. “But we face serious labor force issues.”

The company needs skilled laborers, men and women who can absorb the “tribal knowledge” of the toolmakers before they retire, she said. This year, in an effort to draw talent, the firm set up an apprenticeship, paying promising employees as they learn the trade.

Carlock’s predicament isn’t isolated, even in the Rust Belt, where steadily vanishing manufacturing jobs became central to this year’s presidential election. She knows of at least two other plants in Muncie, Ind., a college town in the state’s northeast quadrant, that face a similar hiring challenge.

“We’re all competing with each other for people,” she said. “To say manufacturing is dying in the United States just isn’t true.”

But American manufacturing is changing, and the enterprises flourishing today often demand a different set of skills than assembly lines of the past.

One reason for the labor shortage is the fear of change, said Michael Hicks, a business professor at Ball State University in Muncie, Carlock’s city. Many of the open roles involve computer assistance, which requires job training. Although some companies and state programs will cover the tuition bills, some workers, particularly those who’ve held the same job for decades, are hesitant to take them up on the offer, even if unemployment is imminent and the wages are competitive.

The average hourly wage for these roles is approximately $20, according to federal data.

“I’ve gone to war,” said Hicks, an army veteran turned academic, “and going back to school was scarier.”

Young people aren't helping fill the slots either, he noted. They don’t flock to mid-sized cities like they do to, say, Chicago. The share of employees older than 45 in the skilled trades, for example, is about 25 percent larger than for the broader workforce.

Drug use, on the rise in rural counties, also disqualifies a chunk of prospective hires, Hicks said.

A talent demand exists, in some form, across the country, according to a report released Wednesday by the Manhattan Institute, a right-leaning think tank focused on economic growth. Eighty-eight percent of American manufacturers said they have difficulty finding workers, noted author Mark Mills, once a factory machinist and now a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

“There are an estimated half-million more ‘skilled trades’ jobs (i.e., for non-college-educated workers) available than people trained to fill them,” according to the report.

“People are worried about robots,” Mills said, “but I call them 'co-bots,' because they need a skilled worker to run them.”

President Obama touted that growth in a speech in June.

“We've seen more manufacturing jobs created since I've been president than any time since the 1990s,” Obama said. “That's a fact.”

His assertion was true, but it lacks an important caveat. Although the country added thousands of manufacturing jobs since 2010, the numbers haven't come close to returning to pre-recession levels, as Politifact pointed out, a consequence of both trade and technology.

There were about 17 million manufacturing jobs in 2000, and that number today sits closer to 12 million, according to employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The shrinkage accelerated in the years after the North American Free Trade Agreement took effect, enabling companies to tap cheap labor overseas and bringing down the prices of consumer goods.

President-elect Donald Trump frequently alluded to the lost work on the campaign trail.

“Our politicians took away from the people their means of making a living and supporting their families,” he said in a Pennsylvania speech, targeting aggrieved steelworkers. “Skilled craftsmen and tradespeople and factory workers have seen the jobs they loved shipped thousands of miles away.”

One place preparing to adapt to a flurry of jobs shuttled south of the border is Huntington, Ind., about 100 miles northeast of the state capital. United Technologies Electronic Controls, the city’s largest employer, plans to move about 700 jobs to Mexico next year, displacing local workers.

Rick Farrant, spokesman for Northwest Indiana Works, a nonprofit workforce development organization, said the layoffs will be disruptive and painful. But he’s confident everyone who loses their job can find another one at comparable pay.

The region boasts more than 10,000 car part manufacturing jobs, for example, and that subsector is expected to grow 8 percent in the next decade, an analysis of Economic Modeling Specialists International data found. The plastic parts subsector, which employs more than 5,000 workers, is projected to grow 7 percent. The vehicle manufacturing subsector, home to 4,246 workers, is on track to grow 22 percent.

“Educational and training institutions are ready to help those workers who want to improve their skills,” Farrant said. “There are also many manufacturers in the region with job openings.”


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/won ... mplicated/

That's easy. Shut off the welfare trough and watch people go back to work.


a lot of the young people don't want to work when they
find out no phones are allowed and safe spaces are not
provided.thats why they want to stay with mom and dad
and be on their health ins. plan until age 26.plus a huge
percent can't pass a drug test.
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Re: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Postby osu-grad » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:58 pm

96fanatic wrote:a lot of the young people don't want to work when they find out no phones are allowed and safe spaces are not provided.thats why they want to stay with mom and dad and be on their health ins. plan until age 26.plus a huge
percent can't pass a drug test.

I don't believe for one second that young people are any more or less willing to work than when I was young or my parents were young.

Ignorant old people always think they were the last hard working generation...
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Re: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Postby Veritas » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:26 am

osu-grad wrote:I keep telling this ignorant fella, Tacitus, over at the other site to get an education... get a job.


Anyone notice that OSU is obsessed with a certain poster from PFT? Such an obsession is the clearest admission of defeat and surrender that one can make. Or simply put, one always remembers and obsesses over the fights you lose.
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