Productivity - interesting! Doomsday Clock LocalVery local Lunch in the USA is typically
between 12:00pm – 1:00pm.
Of course, there are exceptions. Some schools schedule lunch starting
anywhere from 10:00am – 1:00pm. If possible, office-goers leave their
offices by 11:30am or 11:45am to avoid long lines (sic. queues) at
12:00pm. Some people may have lunch after 1:00pm, but, that is rare.
Rarer still is to see people have lunch after 1:30pm. Generally, those
who have not eaten lunch by 1:30pm will skip lunch.
Musk and Tesla/SpaceX/The Boring Co., etc. Completely chaotic
'management'. Tesla will never suceed with constantly moving
goalposts that score own goals. You cannot successfully run a company
by Tweet, in the same you cannot
successfully run a country by Tweet! You can panic and chase your own
tail, with endless changes, Mr. Musk, but you won't stop those that
know how to make cars
from beating the hell out of you....... That's what 100 years of
experience teaches you. SkyNews LiveChannel
4 NewsBBC NewsParliament
No, BBC, this comment is a disgrace:
"Meanwhile, Tom Enders is due to leave his job in April. So perhaps
he's in a very good position to talk tough, without worrying whom he's
upsetting in the process." Theo Leggett, BBC business correspondent. You assume somebody retiring will always do the wrong thing? Disgusting.
Lords voting: Conservative (247), DUP (4), Labour (185), Liberal Democrats (95),
Ulster Unionist Party (2) UK Independence Party (1) Green Party (1) Plaid Cymru (1)
Non-affiliated (29) Independents (6) Crossbench 184 Commons  HM Government: Conservative Party (313) Democratic Unionist Party (10) HM Most Loyal Opposition: Labour Party (245) Scottish National Party (35) Liberal Democrats (11) Change UK (11)
Sinn Féin (7) (abstentionist) Plaid Cymru (4) Green Party (1) Independent (11) Vacant: Vacant (1) Speaker: Speaker (1)
Germany has no Government after failure to form coalition
2017-12-14 FCC Net neutrality vote goes
2017-12-14 Next 'Brexit' summit in EU -
little to no progress
Temporary protected status - 57,000 Haitians to leave by 2019-05-20
2017-11-06 Temporary protected status -
2,500 Nicaraguans to leave by 2019-01-05
Temporary protected status - 200,000 Salvadorans - to leave by 2019-09-09
2018-01-31 Temporary protected status - 7,000 Syrians - to (provisionally) leave by
2018-04-26 Temporary Protected Status - 9,000 Nepalis - to leave by 2019-06-24
protected status - 57,000 Hundurans - to leave by 2020-01-05
2017-12-21 Brexit date
set at 2019-03-29
by Law (with change possible!)
2017-12-23 Next phase of
talks in March 2018!
2018-01-08 At the end of January
2018, formal negotiations due to begin on a transition period after Brexit.
EU wants finalised 'Brexit' agreement by October 2018 (!)
2018-01-11 Brent Crude tops $70 per
barrel for first time in ~4 years.
2018-01-12 US Dollar (USD) very weak
against major currencies. Accelerates decline. 14% decline in one year.
Trade deficit between China and USA hits $300bn record for 2017. ~$1000
per person per year. (+14%, same as the decline in the USD)
2018-02-05 Jerome H. Powell
installed as Fed. Chairman
2018-02-05 Largest points drop ever
2018-02-07 German coalition finally
2018-02-08USA Gov't funding
runs out (again)
2018-03-05 DACA program(me)
2018-05-12 Iranian nuclear deal
renewal due (over-ridden by Trump prior to this date)
year, Trump directed the Commerce Department to investigate whether
automotive imports pose a threat to national security, with a report
due no later than 2019-02-17. If the report finds cause for
concern (as everybody expects), it would give him the authority to
impose tariffs within 90 days. He has already proposed a 25% tariff
on imported autos.