NiMB 89: Tuesday 3-27-2018
TODAY: Anti-‘sanctuary state’ movement picks up steam in Orange County. Why Pay in Idaho Is Rising at the Fastest Rate in the Nation. FCC wants Chinese tech out of US phones, routers. China sends massive navy for South China Sea war games after President Xi Jinping vowed to wage ‘bloody battle’ for world domination. NYC sees largest increase in tuberculosis cases in 26 years.
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LATimes:Anti-‘sanctuary state’ movement picks up steam in Orange County
On Tuesday, Orange County supervisors may consider whether to take up a resolution to condemn and possibly take legal action against the state’s “sanctuary” laws.
“These state laws are preempted by federal law,” Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson said. “Our officers actually face penalties under state law if they so much as talk to federal agents for the wrong thing. That’s just unacceptable and it’s contrary to federal law.”
Wsj:Why Pay in Idaho Is Rising at the Fastest Rate in the Nation
Workers in Idaho are leading the nation in earnings growth, thanks in part to a buoyant job market and pockets of labor shortages that are putting upward pressure on wages.
In 2017, Idaho workers boasted a 5.3% increase in earnings—mostly comprised of annual wages and salaries—compared with the 2016 calendar year, according to the Commerce Department. This well outpaced the 3.1% growth for the U.S. as a whole.
The widespread income gains come with a caveat: Per capita personal income in Idaho is much lower than in the rest of the nation. In 2017, the state ranked 44th in the U.S. by this measure with an income of $40,507.
Washington examiner:FCC wants Chinese tech out of US phones, routers
U.S. officials are discouraging U.S. telephone and internet companies from purchasing Chinese technology that could be used for surveillance, Federal Communications Commissioner Ajit Pai announced Monday.
“Threats to national security posed by certain communications equipment providers are a matter of bipartisan concern,” Pai said. “Hidden ‘back doors’ to our networks in routers, switches — and virtually any other type of telecommunications equipment — can provide an avenue for hostile governments to inject viruses, launch denial-of-service attacks, steal data, and more.”
Pai plans for the FCC to vote next month on a rule that would bar U.S. companies from using a federal subsidy program to purchase equipment from companies entangled with foreign intelligence agencies. The proposed rule is being considered in light of congressional concern that AT&T and Verizon might purchase phones or other hardware from Huawei, a company that the U.S. intelligence community believes is in cooperation with Chinese spies.
Pathetic that it’s taken this long.
TheSun: China sends massive navy for South China Sea war games after President Xi Jinping vowed to wage ‘bloody battle’ for world domination
The photos, taken yesterday, show what appear to be at least 40 ships and submarines flanking the carrier Liaoning in what some analysts described as an unusually large display of the China’s expanding fleet.
They have emerged less than a week after Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country is prepared to fight bloody battles to retain its right as a superpower.
Sailing in a line formation more suited to visual propaganda than military manoeuvres, the flotilla was headed by what appeared to be submarines, with aircraft soaring overhead.
New York Post :NYC sees largest increase in tuberculosis cases in 26 years
TB is a highly infectious bacterial disease that largely attacks the lungs, but can also infect and spread to other organs, including the kidneys, spine or brain.
There were 613 reported cases in 2017, compared to 556 in 2016.
TB has been on the decline in the city since peaking at 3,811 cases in 1992.
In an alert to medical professionals Monday, the Health Department offered no explanation for the surge.
Saturday evening 6-9:30p should be excellent.
Yahoo: DOW at 24,282.
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