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  1. This is nothing new. We are spending billions on cyber security that is mandated by the government to combat these threats. The single power plant that I work at has spent millions the past few years.

    My current event...

    I worked deep sea on preposition ships for AMSEA and then tugs on the east coast and the gulf for Seaboats. Fun work Yeah, Maine Maritime.

    My current event...

    Kivalo, That story makes me miss my old life. I worked as a 3rd A/E on ships and a Chief E on tugboats. Even had to fill in for the Tankermen for spells when they were sick. That work was a lot of fun. I only have gotten seasick once, and that was a feeling I will never forget.


    How could I possibly know who I am going to vote for before I know who is in the race? Only the Party Blind know that!
  5. This is not owned by her personally, just an affiliate of the company that manages their 'family' (not hers alone) wealth. I am more bothered by commercial vessels that register in other countries.

    where is "the bottom"?

    You are an idiot.

    Apples to oranges.

    Did you really say that??? HA!
  8. It still has a way to go, but is definitely catching up. Mainecat, the price you are paying in NH at the very minute is $23.62. Wind and solar are definitely changing the market.
  9. I believe most are fairly compensated. Of course there are exceptions and the starting wage could be higher. My wife works in the school system as a school nurse, and the main attraction was the schedule for a working mother. She could make more elsewhere but gets incredible amounts of time off. I would be all for paying teachers much more if they had much less time off. Other duties could be done during that time which could reduce the amount of administration and support positions.
  10. A complete non-story that reeled some of you in. Have you ever been on a ship at sea and rerouted because the price of the commodity changed? I have, on tankers, waiting for the price of gas or heating oil to change.
  11. Politicians on both side are mostly dirt bags. Nothing new here. The problem is your unwavering support of the Democrat dirt bags and being against, either good or bad, from the republican dirt bags. Hypocrisy at its finest.
  12. Would you guys be OK if your employers read what you wrote in this forum and fired you due to a violation of their code of conduct? I do know that I have to acknowledge a code of conduct annually.
  13. Do you count on your mortgage deduction at tax time? If your loan or loans are more than $500,000, you won't be able to deduct the interest from your federal income taxes under the proposed Republican House bill unveiled today, which cuts the current deduction cap from $1 million. What's more, the reduction would be effective starting today, if the bill passes and is signed into law, according to the Wall Street Journal. Yes, that means Nov. 2, 2017. The legislation would also eliminate the second home deduction, meaning you'd only be able to deduct interest on your primary home. It also wouldn't apply to refinancings over $500,000, the Journal reported. It certainly doesn't affect the average low and middle class Americans. Those it will hurt are the people living in high cost areas.