It beggars belief no Five Eyes country has a major 5G vendor: Turnbull | ZDNet

“”In many discussions with my western counterparts, I raised the concern that we, and in particular the Five Eyes, had got to the point where there were now essentially four leading vendors of 5G systems — two Chinese, Huawei and ZTE, and two European, Ericsson and Nokia,” Turnbull told Henry Jackson Society in a speech in London on Tuesday evening.

“With the benefit of hindsight it beggars belief that the countries which pioneered wireless technology — the United States, the UK, Germany, Japan and with WiFi, Australia — have got to the point where none of them are able to present one of their own telcos [as] a national, or a Five Eyes, champion in 5G.””

https://www.zdnet.com/article/it-beggars-belief-no-five-eyes-country-has-a-major-5g-vendor-turnbull/

Google Finds It’s Underpaying Many Men as It Addresses Wage Equity

“When Google conducted a study recently to determine whether the company was underpaying women and members of minority groups, it found, to the surprise of just about everyone, that men were paid less money than women for doing similar work.

The study, which disproportionately led to pay raises for thousands of men, is done every year, but the latest findings arrived as Google and other companies in Silicon Valley face increasing pressure to deal with gender issues in the workplace, from sexual harassment to wage discrimination.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/04/technology/google-gender-pay-gap.html

Hillary Clinton accepts International Unity Award… says US is in ‘full-fledged crisis’…

Speaking during a reception in Selma, Ala. to mark the 54th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” and to receive the International Unity Award at the Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King Unity Breakfast, Clinton said that the United States is facing a “full-fledged crisis in our democracy.”

“This is a time, my friends, when fundamental rights, civic virtue, freedom of the press, the rule of law, truth, facts and reason are under assault,” Clinton said, according to the Hill.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hillary-clinton-says-country-is-in-full-fledged-crisis-during-speech-in-selma-to-mark-bloody-sunday

House Democrats to release ‘Medicare for All’ bill — without a price tag

The bill, co-sponsored by just over 100 House Democrats, doesn’t include a price tag or specific proposals for financing the new system, which analysts estimate would cost tens of trillions of dollars over a decade. The lead sponsor, Washington state Rep. Pramila Jayapal, said she will release a separate list of suggested funding mechanisms, including a new tax on high earners or mandated employer contributions.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/26/house-democrats-medicare-for-all-1189139

‘Moment of reckoning’: US cities burn recyclables after China bans imports

“Since January 2018, China hasn’t accepted two dozen different recycling materials, such as plastic and mixed paper, unless they meet strict rules around contamination. The imported recycling has to be clean and unmixed – a standard too hard to meet for most American cities.

It is “virtually impossible to meet the stringent contamination standards established in China”, said a spokeswoman for the city of Philadelphia, who added that the cost of recycling has become a “major impact on the city’s budget”, at around $78 a ton. Half of the city’s recycling is now going to the Covanta plant, the spokeswoman said.”
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/feb/21/philadelphia-covanta-incinerator-recyclables-china-ban-imports

Trump to Recover $3.5 Billion In US Taxpayer Money from California’s Cancelled High-Speed Rail Project

CA Governor Newsome (D)…. “MINE”:

“I am not interested in sending $3.5 billion in federal funding that was allocated to this project back to Donald Trump, Newsom told legislators in the State Capitol in Sacramento.

But President Trump objected, demanding on Twitter: “California has been forced to cancel the massive bullet train project after having spent and wasted many billions of dollars. They owe the Federal Government three and a half billion dollars. We want that money back now. Whole project is a “green” disaster!” Newsom responded: “This is CA’s money, allocated by Congress for this project. We’re not giving it back.” He also taunted the president, accusing him of “desperately searching for some wall $$,” referring to Trump’s barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border.

That did not impress the president. On Tuesday, the Federal Railroad Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation wrote to California’s High-Speed Rail Authority, informing it that it had breached the terms of its contract with the federal government and that $928,620,000 would therefore no longer be available to the project.
Newsom objected, again: “This is California’s money.”

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/22/trump-to-use-nuclear-option-to-recover-2-5-billion-more-from-californias-failed-high-speed-rail-project-private-sector/