DetroitYES Forums - Non Detroit Issues https://www.detroityes.com/mb/ For general discussion of subjects NOT Detroit-related. en Fri, 18 Jan 2019 05:39:05 GMT vBulletin 60 https://www.detroityes.com/mb/images/misc/rss.png DetroitYES Forums - Non Detroit Issues https://www.detroityes.com/mb/ Senator Rand Paul comes to Canada for Surgery. https://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?23746-Senator-Rand-Paul-comes-to-Canada-for-Surgery&goto=newpost Mon, 14 Jan 2019 21:07:36 GMT Senator Rand Paul is coming to Canada for his surgery. This amuses me no end. Its slavery he said! Its socialism! Let me have it! LOL ...
Senator Rand Paul is coming to Canada for his surgery.

This amuses me no end.

Its slavery he said! Its socialism! Let me have it! LOL

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...QBwldppcULdJH4
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The Emergency Powers of the President https://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?23744-The-Emergency-Powers-of-the-President&goto=newpost Sun, 13 Jan 2019 16:51:51 GMT In discussing the issue of whether the current president can use the Emergency powers of the office in respect of wall building.....something was...
In discussing the issue of whether the current president can use the Emergency powers of the office in respect of wall building.....something was brought to my attention.

It turns out, presidents have used this power rather a lot.

Moreover, they've used in a great deal in times of peace.

Sometimes for reasons that seem dubious in the moment.

None of that will surprise folks here, no matter one's politics.

What may surprise you is....

31 of those 'national emergency' powers exercises are still in effect today; even though some date back to the 1970s.

Many of these certainly don't seem like emergencies, and certainly they are matters that could have come before congress subsequently for authorization.

To suggest that the 'anchorage of movement of vessels with respect to Cuba was a national emergency in 1996 seems a profound stretch....that it apparently has been an unending emergency these last 22 years.....defies all logic.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/07/polit...ncy/index.html

All of which is to say..........

Irrespective of party or politics, is it time to revisit the scale and scope of emergency power in the hands of any president?

Should an 'emergency' have some kind of definition?

Should 'emergency powers' have an expiry if their use does not get renewed by Congress. (currently a president may renew these orders on their own)?

Should Congress have a specific right to veto the exercise of said powers be it with a simple majority or super majority?

Should the law proscribe certain limitations on the use of said power?
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The “Skills Gap” Was A Lie https://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?23728-The-“Skills-Gap”-Was-A-Lie&goto=newpost Mon, 07 Jan 2019 22:43:02 GMT https://www.vox.com/2019/1/7/18166951/skills-gap-modestino-shoag-ballance ---Quote--- Five or six years ago, everyone from the US Chamber of...
https://www.vox.com/2019/1/7/1816695...shoag-ballance

Quote:

Five or six years ago, everyone from the US Chamber of Commerce to the Obama White House was talking about a “skills gap.”

The theory here was that high unemployment reflected a structural shift in the labor market such that jobs were available, but workers simply didn’t have the right education or training for them. Harvard Business Review ran articles about this — including articles rebutting people who said the “skills gap” didn't exist — and big companies like Siemens ran paid sponsor content in the Atlantic explaining how to fix the skills gap...

...Now along comes a new paper from Alicia Sasser Modestino, Daniel Shoag, and Joshua Ballance presented this week at the American Economics Association’s annual conference that shows the skeptics were right all along — employers responded to high unemployment by making their job descriptions more stringent. When unemployment went down thanks to the demand-side recovery, suddenly employers got more relaxed again...
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How many forum members does it take to change a light bulb? https://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?23726-How-many-forum-members-does-it-take-to-change-a-light-bulb&goto=newpost Mon, 07 Jan 2019 17:29:06 GMT Old but still funny....How many forum members does it takes to change a light bulb? * 1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has...
Old but still funny....

How many forum members does it takes to change a light bulb?

  • 1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed.
  • 14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently.
  • 7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs.
  • 1 to move it to the Lighting section.
  • 2 to argue then move it to the Electricals section.
  • 7 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs.
  • 5 to flame the spell checkers.
  • 3 to correct spelling/grammar flames.
  • 6 to argue over whether it’s “lightbulb” or “light bulb” ..
  • another 6 to condemn those 6 as stupid.
  • 2 industry professionals to inform the group that the proper term is “lamp”.
  • 15 know-it-alls who claim they were in the industry, and that “light bulb” is perfectly correct.
  • 19 to post that this forum is not about light bulbs and to please take this discussion to a lightbulb forum.
  • 11 to defend the posting to this forum saying that we all use light bulbs and therefore the posts are relevant to this forum.
  • 36 to debate which method of changing light bulbs is superior, where to buy the best light bulbs, what brand of light bulbs work best for this technique and what brands are faulty.
  • 7 to post URLs where one can see examples of different light bulbs.
  • 4 to post that the URLs were posted incorrectly and then post the corrected URLs.
  • 3 to post about links they found from the URLs that are relevant to this group which makes light bulbs relevant to this group.
  • 13 to link all posts to date, quote them in their entirety including all headers and signatures, and add “Me too”.
  • 5 to post to the group that they will no longer post because they cannot handle the light bulb controversy.
  • 4 to say “didn’t we go through this already a short time ago?”.
  • 13 to say “do a Google search on light bulbs before posting questions about light bulbs”.
  • 1 forum lurker to respond to the original post 6 months from now and start it all over again.
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