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My company designs and builds vaccine refrigerators for the off-grid medical clinic market in Africa. Many of the materials we use to make these medical fridges are imported from China. These materials are shipped to the US, assembled into products, and reshipped to Africa. I have competitors in China and Europe. I’m already struggling to […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Don’t Blame Restaurants for Covid Spread

 

Last week, I sat with a new potential restaurant client, six feet apart and fully masked, of course. Let’s call her Viola.

Viola told me her story. She and her husband are both non-citizens, with a strong entrepreneurial spirit—and they opened a small restaurant a few years ago in Scottsdale, AZ. It’s in a hard-to-find location that is, however, usually found by tourists from all over the US and Canada in the booming tourism season in the Desert Southwest.

Enter 2020. Viola told me how they had finally picked up traction in their tiny spot; she shared stories of her regular customers, expanding hours, wine dinners, and more. They were so confident and excited, that she purchased a building to expand into with a new concept that would eventually also house her existing restaurant. That all happened in January.

Join Jim and Greg as they welcome the news that Moderna’s new coronavirus vaccine is nearly 95 percent effective. They also look at the Georgia runoffs, hos history is on the GOP’s side, and how the opposition research on Rev. Warnock is now flowing freely. And they react to Georgia Democrats assuming Stacey Abrams will run for governor again in 2022.

Join Jim and Greg as they relish Democrats likely having such a tight majority in the House that it will be tough for many to accept jobs in the executive branch because the vacancies could make it tough for Democrats to get much legislation done. They also hammer musician John Legend for suggesting you’ll do more good donating to Democrats running for U.S. Senate in Georgia than giving to your local food bank. And they update the infighting among Democrats by discussing the latest salvos from Joe Manchin and AOC.

Join Jim and Greg as they discuss why it’s so critical for Republicans to win one – or preferably both – of the Georgia Senate races and Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy also distills it very well. They also recoil as Ticketmaster plans to force concertgoers to prove they’ve been vaccinated or tested negative just prior to the event. And they hammer New York Times columnist Tom Friedman for urging Democrats to move to Georgia in order to help the party win the Senate races there.

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. I’m Not Renewing My Consumer Reports Subscription

 

I’ve been getting Consumer Reports (CR) for maybe 30 years. Over that time I’ve used it to research all kinds of consumer purchases from cars to appliances, TVs, headphones, computers, tires, luggage, tools, electric razors, you name it. A few years ago I began to notice a shift in the type of items CR covered. Instead of concentrating on basic consumer purchases, they started getting more into “issues.” Some examples just from the past year include:

“Whole Wheat, Soba, Legume Noodles: Which Are Healthiest?”

Join Jim and Greg as they cheer Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine that is reportedly more than 90 percent effective with no discernible side effects. They also hammer New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for whining about the vaccine being ready before Biden is president. And they react to out-of-touch liberal Chuck Schumer claiming that if Democrats win a Senate majority because of the races in Georgia, then they will change America and the world.

Join Jim and Greg as they welcome CNN’s Wolf Blitzer getting a reality check on police work. They also shudder as the far left starts lining up for cabinet spots in a possible Biden administration. And as the Girl Scouts delete an innocuous tweet congratulating Amy Coney Barrett because of complaints from lefties, Jim implores Americans to stand up for themselves and tell the mob to go pound sand.

Join Jim and Greg as they they cheer massive economic growth in the third quarter. They also discuss the ‘anonymous’ bombshell turning into a dud and how it further erodes media credibility. And they react to Kanye West polling in third place in one battleground state.

Join Jim and Greg as they discuss how the final debate was much more pleasant to watch and far more substantive than the first one. They also dissect Joe Biden’s many lies in the debate – from saying he never promised to ban fracking to suggesting that the Hunter Biden laptop story is just Russian disinformation to inexplicably contending no one lost their private health insurance plans because of Obamacare. And they appreciate many lefties revealing just how little they know about immigration policy by misunderstanding and mocking Trump’s reference to “coyotes” smuggling kids across the border.

Join Jim and Greg as they discuss Joe Biden now promising to create a bipartisan commission to study reforming the courts and Jim explains why he thinks this is Biden’s way of letting the idea die. They also weigh in on Sacha Baron Cohen’s attempt to portray Rudy Giuliani as acting lewd with a minor and how Rudy could probably use better judgment. And they take a long look at the growing scandal involving Joe and Hunter Biden’s business dealings and why this is a big problem for Biden even if he wins the election.

Ep. 261 – @10:29 Judge Jeanine Pirro on Spygate, Biden’s Russia Problem and the Vote-By-Mail. At @23:22 Jonathan Williams, Chief Economist and Executive Vice President at http://ALEC.org on the best and worst states economically.

First, Dave’s recap on the VP Debate and Biden’s ‘Kamala Problem’.

Join Jim and Greg as they cheer Mike Pence for a solid debate and putting Kamala Harris on defense over court packing, the economy, the Green New Deal, fracking and more. They also discuss how Harris once again showed she is overrated as a debater and how the media tried to change the discussion after the debate to how Harris was somehow at a disadvantage because she’s a woman. And they serve up a double shot of crazy as the Commission on Presidential Debates announces next week’s debate will be virtual and President Trump immediately rejects the idea.

Host Joe Selvaggi talks with Pioneer Institute’s Andrew Mikula and Retailers Association of Massachusetts’ Jon Hurst about the state of small business in Massachusetts six months into the pandemic. They discuss the observations and recommendations of Pioneer’s new report, “The Long View: A Public Policy Roadmap for Saving Small Businesses During the COVID-19 Recovery Period.”

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Join Jim and Greg as they cheer President Trump’s selection of Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the U.S. Supreme Court. They also dig into the New York Times story on Trump’s taxes and discuss what might be damaging and what’s just noise. And they discuss the spectrum of attacks Democrats and their media allies are aiming at Judge Barrett – from Obamacare scares to bashing her for being a working mom to why adopting kids from Haiti is somehow troubling.

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Goodbye, Seattle

 

See the source imageColumbia Sportswear is closing their downtown Seattle store. Covid-19, homeless issues, looting, and high crime rates in the downtown area have led to the closing of the store that first opened in 2008.

From the Oregonian:

In yet another sign of COVID-19′s mounting economic costs, the Columbia Sportswear store has joined the list of businesses that won’t reopen in downtown Seattle after the pandemic.

Join Jim and Greg for four big stories today! After a classic Jim rant on young people being offended by text messages with periods, they applaud the first night of the Republican National Convention and explain why they believe it was so effective. They also chronicle the epic fall of Jerry Falwell, Jr. and the lessons from this sordid saga. And they hammer House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for calling Republicans “domestic enemies” and “enemies of the state.”