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The Captain’s AMERICA Radio Show For Dec. 2nd

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Tune in today to hear ‘The Captain’ and Frank Salvato, Managing Editor of the New Media Journal, discuss all the latest on the U.S. Supreme Court holding a “conference” on Friday Dec. the 5th to determine what the future of a case which challenges President’Elect Barack Obama‘s name on the 2008 election ballot citing questions over his citizenship…

You’ll also hear a discussion about our economy now being in a ‘recession’. Somebody forgot to tell all the Christmas Shoppers out on Black Friday and last weekend across America…

Then you’ll hear the ‘Dynamic Duo’ talk about Hillary Clinton being named the new Secretary of State designate with her husband ‘Bill’ being mentioned as her U.S. Senate replacement in New York…

There’s more political news today with Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL) announcing he won’t seek another term in 2010. Right away names Mentioned were the former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and the current Florida Governor Charlie Crist

Then you’ll hear the latest about the Terrorist attacks on Mumbai, India and who was responsible. There’s also talk about a Cruise Ship leaving Rome having a ‘brush’ with some Somali ‘Pirate’ and the ship managed to ‘outrun’ the Pirates…

You’ll also hear Part 2 of our Israeli News interview with former PA Deputy Attorney General Phillip Berg who also has a case ‘pending’ for “discussion” with our Supreme Court

Get in on hearing what you won’t hear being discussed anywhere else because people do not want you to know about it…

God Bless America & all those who defend, protect and serve America keeping all of us FREE & SAFE…

‘The Captain’

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December 3, 2008 Posted by | economy, Homeland Security, Politics, the captains america, trucking, War on terror | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On G-20 and GM: Economics, Politics and Social Stability

By George Friedman – from Stratfor.com

The G-20 met last Saturday. Afterward, the group issued a meaningless statement and decided to meet again in March 2009, or perhaps later. Clearly, the urgency of October is gone. First, the perception of imminent collapse is past. Politicians are superb seismographs for detecting impending disaster, and these politicians did not act as if they were running out of time. Second, the United States will have a new president in March, and nothing can be done until he defines his policy.

Given the sense in Europe that this financial crisis marked the end of U.S. economic supremacy, it is ironic that the Europeans are waiting on the Americans. One would think they would be using their newfound ascendancy to define the new international system. But the fact is that for all the shouting, little has changed in the international order. The crisis has receded sufficiently that nothing more needs to be done immediately beyond “cooperation,” and nothing can be done until the United States defines what will be done. We feel that our view that the international system received fatal blows Aug. 8, when Russia and Georgia went to war, and Oct. 11, when the G-7 meeting ended without a single integrated solution, remains unchallenged. Now, it is every country for itself.

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November 17, 2008 Posted by | economy, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

HOW THE CURRENT ECONOMY WILL AFFECT THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY IN THE LONG HAUL

By: Ben Leffler

The United States is standing at the edge of a significant economic downturn which, according to many experts, will get worse long before it improves. Initiated by the subprime mortgage fallout, Wall Street experienced its biggest losses since the Great Depression, culminating the week of October 10th in which the Dow dropped 18.2%. The week closed with an unprecedented Friday where wild swings caused the index to seesaw back and forth over 1000 points before finally settling 128 points under the opening. Branching out beyond the housing sphere, the plunge affected every industry, caused bank shake-ups worldwide and the largest bankruptcy declaration in US history, as industry giant Lehman Brothers Holdings filed for $639B worth of Chapter 11 protection. While the effects will continue to reverberate though all sectors of the economy, trucking companies in particular will feel the strain due to an overall drop in consumer spending and prior issues with rising fuel prices.

Several current factors combine to mean many fewer Americans will be purchasing as liberally as they have been in recent years, decreasing the need for shipping. The largest declines are already being felt in industries that have traditionally accounted for large portions of freight shipments. Automotive manufacturers are seeing huge losses, with GM, Toyota and Ford leading the drop-off. For the first month in 15 years, vehicle sales in the US dropped under 1 million, checking in at 964,873 for September. Furniture, another category that accounts for large portions of freight shipments, has experienced similar decreases in sales as result of the housing bubble burst and registered a 13.4% decline in September. Other sectors that saw sharp decreases included consumer electronics and apparel. MasterCard’s Spending Pulse, which calculates consumer spending, registered the largest decreases since its 2003 inception, finding an overall decline in retail purchases of 7.7% for September 2008 when compared to 2007.

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November 9, 2008 Posted by | economy, trucking | , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments