Thursday, December 8, 2016

NC: McCrory meets with Trump in New York: FEMA Director?

Via Mike

Outgoing Governor Pat McCrory traveled to New York City where he met President-elect Donald Trump.

McCrory did not speak to reporters as he walked across the lobby of Trump Tower and his office did not return a request for a comment.

McCrory was an early supporter of Trump and Trump is known to value those who gave him early support.

Having recently faced the destruction along the coast from Hurricane Matthew and the wildfires in the Western mountains, some observers think McCrory might be under consideration for FEMA Director.

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Trump Announces Japanese Telecom Co. Will Invest $50 Billion to Create 50,000 Jobs in U.S.

Via Billy
In the wake of reports that SoftBank Group Corp. founder and Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son was set to meet with Donald Trump in New York, the President-elect announced that the Japanese telecommunications company will invest up to $50 billion in the U.S. which includes plans to create 50,000 new jobs here. Several sources reported that Son, 59, was set to meet with Trump on Tuesday. SoftBank is a major investor in Sprint Corp., one of the largest cell providers in the U.S.

After the meeting, Trump reported that SoftBank has pledged to invest heavily in the U.S.A.
In a video posted by ABC News, Trump and Son emerged in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York to tout the new agreement.

“This is Masayoshi Son of SoftBank from Japan,” Trump said, “and he’s just agreed to invest fifty billion dollars in the United States and 50,000 jobs. And he’s one of the great men of industry so I just want to thank you,” he said as he shook Mr. Son’s hand.

Here's A Trip


The Internet from this place, Minh Chau is the fastest I have ever had.  Mind boggling and it only has 20 rooms.  At any rate, just now for the first time when I previewed a post, instead of "preview" it read "Xem trước"  Ha!:)

Between the Crosses Row on Row

Via Mike

On February 22, 2017, I will celebrate the 50th anniversary of escaping from a burning Air Force attack-bomber at just 700 feet off the ground about three seconds before it exploded in a ball of flame. Decades later, Brigadier General Harry C. “Heine” Aderhold, a legend in the Air Commandos, who had witnessed the spectacular explosion in the night sky, told me that the fireball was brighter than the sun. He and others had been watching anxiously from the ground as a barely flyable, burning A-26 approached Nakhon Phanom Thai Air Base for an attempted single-engine crash landing on its 6000-foot pierced-steel-planking runway. The fireball they witnessed was an A-26K twin-prop Counterinvader returning from a combat mission on the border between Laos and North Vietnam.

The A-26 had no ejection seats. Captain (now retired Colonel) J. L. McCleskey and I had to blow off the canopy, un-strap our seat belts and shoulder-harnesses, and leap for the burning wings, hoping to miss the tail and for our chutes to open in time to save us. The flames had already enveloped enough of our aircraft to severely hinder its control. I had to make two exit attempts, because on my first try, the wind stream had knocked me back into the cockpit and entangled me in my shoulder harness. As I made my second desperate lunge, my only prayer was: “Lord, unto your hands I commit my spirit” (Psalm 31:5a).

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