I was considering out-sourcing some work to the Philippines (from a non-American territory, for an international aid organization) and ISTR the going rate for educated Filipinos was ~ $1300/month. It was more expensive than India (again, going by memory, $1000/month) but the Philippines were closer and they have much better infrastructure and English skills.
The best part of the B-1R is that the unofficial nickname of the B-1 is the "Bone"*. Who wouldn't want to have a "Bone R" in their strategic arsenal?
*The (probably apocryphal) source is a newspaper article where the hapless reporter spelled out B-1 and left out the hyphen.
You're a little confused about the sequence of events.
Zimmerman _was_ arrested. That's where we got that video of him being walked into the police station in handcuffs.
Zimmerman wasn't charged. And frankly, that was down to the state AG who said there needed to be a deeper investigation before charges could be brought.
It probably wouldn't take a very good lawyer to overturn a conviction if it was found that Zimmerman's civil rights were violated during the investigation (*cough* OJ *cough*)
Presumably the investigation has happened and now Zimmerman has been charged.
The only way I can see to level the playing field against China is to revoke their most favored trading partner status that Bush Jr. Gave them.
China has had MFN status since the mid-to-late 90s, largely at the behest of export-driven industries like aerospace. China was granted permanent MFN status in October of 2000. That's a month before the 2000 elections, and 3 months before W. took office. It's nice to see that Bush Derangement Syndrome is still flowering after nearly a full term by his replacement.
Solyndra was betting on higher prices for silicon and lower prices for copper, gallium, and iridium. Regardless of anything the Chinese did, they were going to get hosed big time.
Why not? A publicly traded company's only duty is to make money for its shareholders...
Can we stop already with the incorrect summary of Ford vs. Dodge Brothers?
Most state codes permit, or even require, incorporators to
include a statement in the corporate charter that defines and limits the
purpose for which the corporation is being formed. If the corporation's
founders so desire, they can easily include in the corporate charter a recitation
of the Dodge v. Ford view that the corporation in question "is organized and
carried on primarily for the profit of the stockholders."
In reality, corporate
charters virtually never contain this sort of language. Instead, the typical
corporate charter defines the corporate purpose as anything "lawful."
What about state corporation codes? Do they perhaps limit the corporate
purpose to shareholder wealth maximization? To employ the common saying,
the answer is "not just 'no,' but 'hell no.'"
I fail to see anything innovative about this. The Palo Verde Nuclear power plant uses reclaimed water for cooling as there's no nearby river of the correct size.
Located in the Arizona desert, Palo Verde is the only nuclear generating facility in the world that is not situated adjacent to a large body of above-ground water. The facility evaporates water from the treated sewage of several nearby municipalities to meet its cooling needs
Scientists are people who build the Brooklyn Bridge and then buy it. -- William Buckley