Author Archives: GREGinSD

About GREGinSD

A Generation X|Y'er that resides in beautiful San Diego, Ca.

INFO-GRAPHIC: USA Arms Exports

U.S. weapons exports from 1950 to 2017. Data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s Arms Transfers Database. Units are expressed in trend indicator values (TIV). Each dot on the map = one TIV. Visualization by Will Geary. The United … Continue reading

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The “leaning tower” of San Francisco The situation at San Francisco’s sinking skyscraper is so dire, residents are selling their condos at a loss of millions.   The well-heeled residents of San Francisco’s leaning, sinking skyscraper are scrambling to sell … Continue reading

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Historical Social Security Payroll Tax Rates

Historical Social Security Payroll Tax Rates from 1937 to today… SOURCE

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The 40,000 mile volcano

Oceanographers have inaugurated a deep-sea observatory to study the volcanoes and hydrothermal vents of the Juan de Fuca mid ocean ridge, a dark ecosystem where the Earth’s tectonic plates are spreading apart.   SOURCE

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San Diego Fleet Week Sea & Air Parade this Sep. 10-15th is the first of it’s kind since 8 years ago…

Fleet Week Sea & Air Parade San Diego Bay San Diego, CA 92101 https://www.fleetweeksandiego.org/events/the-port-of-san-diego-sea-air-parade/ Region: Downtown Date: September 10 – September 15, 2016 Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Price: Free VIP – $150 Venue: San Diego Bay Follow Us … Continue reading

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Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an “unsafe” intercept on a US Reconnaissance Plane over the South China Sea

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2016- Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an “unsafe” intercept of a U.S. military aircraft on Tuesday over the South China Sea, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. The incident took place in international airspace as the U.S. … Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know about Entitlement Reform

Originally posted on International Liberty:
Most people have a vague understanding that America has a huge long-run fiscal problem. They’re right, though they probably don’t realize the seriousness of that looming crisis. Here’s what you need to know: America’s fiscal…

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What do Americans do with their tax refunds?

According to a recent National Retail Federation study, almost 55% of young adults plan to turn their refunds into savings. If you are getting a refund this year, think about adding to your savings account or investing in a CD. … Continue reading

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US Sends 3 Nuclear Stealth Bombers to Pacific

WASHINGTON — The United States has deployed three B-2 Spirit nuclear stealth bombers to support U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. Strategic Command announced Wednesday. The aircraft are the United States’ most advanced bomber and part of its nuclear deterrent defenses. It … Continue reading

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2015 Report: How much H-1B visa holders make in the U.S.

Ever wondered how much H-1B visa holders make? Now’s your chance to find out: San Francisco-based engineer Theo Negri has released a database of H-1B applications, searchable by company. Whenever a firm based in the United States wants to bring … Continue reading

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