Unemployment stats have been long massaged into meaninglessness. The broad u6 measure of underemployment is closer to the real unemployment rate, c. 14%. Anyhow 200,000 plus low grade, minimum wages jobs, and jobs downgraded to evade Obamacare conditions. Wow!
If the car had ran over his head, the results would be somewhat different from the photo. Looks like the older one had a violent death, and it wasn't from the younger brother driving badly. Give me some onions. I want to cry.
Yes, and some quite big border spanning fightings with Syrian army, Hizbollah and Popular Committees vs rebels operating on the Lebanese border. The Syrian state is trying hard to dislodge the rebels from Homs and has had partial success in that, but doesn't control the citadel or suburbs. That appears to be the reason for these clashes.
Russia Today had a video of it, and it wasn't not as bad as the manned paradise express. The FSA rebel battalions now operate a small number of tanks, but the past few months have shown that those Soviet tanks are vulnerable to fairly crude weaponry, not just the higher grade Croat and Czech weaponry that the KSA and Jordan ship to the rebels. Yet the Syrian government relies heavily on tanks as its manpower is very limited. Hizbollah provides them with fighters. Iran is training Popular Committees or Alawite village militias, but mobile, trained soldiers are only used in places like main north-south highway to Aleppo (where the garrison is without supplies) and obviously Damascus guarded by the Syrian Republican Guard, and also the south where the regime is weakening.
China is not the low cost prospect it was once, and who needs their designs stolen with no prospect of redress from the courts. Anyhow baking cannot be moved to China.
OP is stating the very obvious, and Hostess was basically plundered by the funds that took it in hand. The unions knew well enough that that was the management plan, and saw no point in buying a few months extra of employment with paycuts.
After Ngo Diem, South Vietnam did not have a single effective leader. Ho Chi Minh said: 'I can scarcely believe that the Americans would be so stupid.' After his overthrow South Vietnam saw a succession of ephemeral politicians and generals. Ngo Diem was efficient, and the US should have encouraged him to finesse his policies while his state was threatened. JFK was an inspiring leader who could barely pass a law to save his life, and was replaced by LBJ, a convinced liberal who could dissimulate an appearance of a staunch Dixiecrat, and a highly efficient legislator. LBJ's record as a strong legislator was known. Replacing Jack Kennedy with him would make zero sense for the Vatican. Jack Kennedy was utterly ineffectual. LBJ was very effective.
Also I cannot see how the choice for the US in Vietnam was an in out binary. The Soviet Union kept Socialist Afghanistan going effectively purely through aid after it left (there were some advisors and special forces but they were few in number), and only the fall of the Soviet Union and the end of aid resulted in its fall. The US could have sustained a proxy war for however long it wanted.
JWP is being silly. Cardinal Spellman did not like the Kennedy's that much. Jack Kennedy was a liberal while the Cardinal certainly was not.
LBJ escalated the Vietnam War, turning what could have been liberalism founded upon the Bretton Woods gold standard and lower taxes, into near permanent deficits, and societal disintegration. Well, the Great Society positively encouraged the negro to go on welfare, and therefore resulted in societal disintegration for the negro, but it would have been helpful for the US to cope with that without also dealing with a massive late 70s recession, inflation, and an ever growing deficit.
LBJ moved decisively away from a manageable proxy war, to something of vast proportions with bizarre rules of engagement for troops and pilots. Kennedy was stupid to support the overthrow and murder of Ngo Diem, the only efficient South Vietnamese leader, but the war under Kennedy was still mostly a proxy operation run through advisors. The US could have dumped South Vietnam without much damage to its standing, but wouldn't have had to, as a proxy war is usually cheaper.