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Navy has been dispatching modified “boomers” to who knows where (they do travel underwater, after all). superweapon had suddenly surfaced nearby. The 14 Trident-carrying subs are useful in the unlikely event of a nuclear Armageddon, and Russia remains their prime target. In all, the Chinese military awoke to find as many as 462 new Tomahawks deployed by the U.S. Ohio popped up in the Philippines’ Subic Bay. Florida surfaced, also on the same day, at the joint U.S.-British naval base on Diego Garcia, a flyspeck of an island in the Indian Ocean. It was an Ohio-class submarine, which for decades carried only nuclear missiles targeted against the Soviet Union, and then Russia. But this one was different: for nearly three years, the U.S. (See pictures of the U.S. military in the Pacific.)

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That’s why alarm bells would have sounded in Beijing on June 28 when the Tomahawk-laden 560-ft. in its neighborhood. military has used repeatedly against targets in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iraq and Sudan. Michigan arrived in Pusan, South Korea, on the same day. Instead, they hold up to 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles each, capable of hitting anything within 1,000 miles with non-nuclear warheads. U.S.S. A new class of U.S. Four of the 18 ballistic-missile subs no longer carry nuclear-tipped Trident missiles. “There is no doubt that China will stand up and take notice.”

Their capability makes watching these particular submarines especially interesting.

If China’s satellites and spies were working properly, there would have been a flood of unsettling intelligence flowing into the Beijing headquarters of the Chinese navy last week. But the Tomahawk-outfitted quartet carries a weapon that the U.S. “There’s been a decision to bolster our forces in the Pacific,” says Bonnie Glaser, a China expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. More alarms were likely sounded when the U.S.S

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Char pounds

619.13 Claremont Properties. B/face: pounds 45 and 100p Thornley Hall, pounds 40 and 85.1p

Stewartshield.

. B/face, pounds 17.80 Willimoteswick Farm.

Top price per kilo was 143ppk for a pen of Tex X lambs from Messrs

Jenkinson of Clifton Moor Farm, bought by Steven Stoddart.

Top price per kilo was 117.73p for a pen of Tex X lambs shown by J

J Harker and Sons, Lane Head Farm, Boltongate, Wigton and bought by S

Stoddart for D Nattrass, butcher, The Market, Carlisle

Lambs over 35kg – Tex pounds 48.20 Greta Farm, pounds 46.80 High

Parkwall, pounds 45.50 East Newhouses, pounds 44.50 Hetherick, pounds

43.50 Village Farm, pounds 43.50 Dirt Pitt.

Blonde pounds 480.08 High Bow.

Lean mule ewes to pounds 25 Fallowfield; Scottish B/face to pounds

18.50 Redesdale.

Leading prices (all Xs): Lambs to 35kg, Swaledale, pounds 28.50

Revelin, pounds 27.20 Valance Lodge, pounds 26.80 Woolpit Hills, pounds

26.80 Low Rigg.

Mule pounds 36 Thockrington, pounds 34 Wall Town Farm, pounds 33.50

Morrow Edge, pounds 33 West Hayden, the Birks, Little Swinburne, Morrow

Edge, pounds 31.80 Glebe Farm, pounds 31.50 Dunns Houses.

Averages lambs 17-34kg to 94p averaging 84.79ppk; 34.1kg-39kg to

104p averaging 97.59ppk; 39.1kg-45.6kg to 105 averaging 102.16ppk;

Another useful selection of cattle met a stronger trade on the

week.

Tex pounds 37.20 Scotby Ghyll Farm, pounds 35.80 Parkhead, pounds

34.80 Bolton Wood House, pounds 33.20 Gift Hall Farm, pounds 33

Newbiggin Hall.

There was an entry of 2,047 Blackface and Swaledale ewe lambs.

Mule pounds 59.50 Watch Currock, pounds 48.20 Rusheylaw, pounds

46.80 Kellah, pounds 46 and pounds 45.60 Rusheylaw, pounds 45.30

Broomhope, pounds 44.80 Beacon Rigg.

Char X: pounds 49.80 High Wiserley, pounds 49.40 Houselope Grange,

pounds 44 Hargill Farm; 104.5p Newlands Hall, 104.3p Brotherlee, 103.9p

Newlands Hall.

Lim 115.5 Midtown (Graham), 115.5 and 103.5 Greenhill Farm, 114.5

High Plasketlands, 109.5, 107.5 and 106.5 Clea Mire, 107.5 and 103.5

Midtown Farm (Gray); 100.5 Priory Farm.

115.5p Latterford, 113.3p Mickley Moor, 109.1p Flotterton, 108.4p

Beaumont House, 104.4p Flotterton, 102.2p Latterford, 101.6p Rusheylaw.

Angus X hfr with calf pounds 500 Limekilns.

Lot 922, John Forsyth, Lochlands Farm, Maybole, Ayrshire, Glenside

Junior, 11,000gns to JD Houghton, Isherwood Farm, Affetside, Bury,

Lancs.

Averages, Trend 15 aged rams, pounds 480.90 -pounds 109.54 327

shearling rams pounds 899.47 +pounds 236.01 391 lamb rams, pounds

1,025.43 +pounds 462.06 196 shearling gimmers pounds 435.29 +pounds

73.75) 18 ewe lambs pounds 257.83 -pounds 58.22

The top price was 134.5p per kg paid for a Lim X hfr shown by

Messrs Graham, Miller Hill, Gilsland and bought by S Stoddart, Wigton.

This also made the top price per head of pounds 723.25. Charolais pounds 680.23 Old

Hall Farm.

The top price was pounds 57.80 for a pen of Texel cross lambs shown

by G N and D M Bowe, Bothel Parks and bought by R J Harrison, butcher,

Wigton.

The sale average for Cheviots was up pounds 4.02 on the year.

Lim pounds 592 Wood Farm.

The sale was topped at pounds 41.50 by a pen of Cheviot crosses

from Carrick.

Tex pounds 66, pounds 59.50 Thirlwall Castle, pounds 65 Clifton

Moor Farm, pounds 57, pounds 56 Haltcliffe Bridge, pounds 57

Willimoteswick Farm, pounds 56.20, pounds 55 Tiffinthwaite Farm, pounds

55 (x2) Middle Farm.

Holst X bks (blue CID) pounds 410, pounds 385 Sarkside.

Ewes – Swaledale pounds 21.20 Dirt Pitt, pounds 17.80 Village Farm.

Swaledale Rams, pounds 24 Lane Head, pounds 24 Hield House.

pounds 81 Quarry House (x3), pounds 80 The Steel, Burn Bank,

Brownleazes, Harsondale, pounds 79 Blackburn, pounds 78 Yatesfield,

Carry House (x2), Quarry House, pounds 77 The Steel (x2), Broomhope,

Redesmouth.

Lot 76, Douganhill Farms, Douganhill, 1,800gns to R and J

Mullholland, Midtown Farm, Great Orton, Carlisle, Cumbria (reserve

champion).

Lot 906, Margaret I Lyon, Milnbank, Ardmiddle, Turriff,

Aberdeenshire, Milnbank Jubilee, 10,000gns to PK Woof, Storth End Farm,

Stainton, Kendal, Cumbria; R S and J Bradley, Far Hey Farm, Cross Lane,

Salterforth, Colne, Lancs.

BB 113.5 The Hill Farm, 103.5 Rose Farm, 101.5 Brinns Farm, 100.5

Bog Hall, 100.5 Kirkland Hall.

Feeding ewes were again good to sell to a top of pounds 34 for

Texels from Winshield, who also sold Swaledales at pounds 18, G/faces to

pounds 32.50, Lynnshield, and B/faces pounds 14.50 Fenwick.

Bulls sold to 116.5p per kg twice, both paid to Messrs Fell,

Stanger Hill, Whitrigg for BB Xs and both bought by S Stoddart for D

Nattrass, The Market, Carlisle.

Leic pounds 31.50 Hot Bank.

Leading bullock prices (all Xs): Lim pounds 786.63, pounds 773.85,

pounds 747.18, pounds 740.18, pounds 736.38, pounds 710.60 Old Hall

Farm, pounds 754.08 Wavercroft Farm, pounds 719.33 Greenhills, pounds

700.15 Sceughmire, pounds 697 Northdyke Farm. Blonde X

pounds 615 East Newham; pounds 440 Theakston Grange.

Top price for mule wether lambs is pounds 35.50 for a pen from

Hareshaw.

Lot 419, P K Woof, Storth End Farm, Stainton, Kendal, Cumbria,

Stainton Instructor, 6,000gns to G E Hunter, Beck Houses, Greyrigg,

Kendal, Cumbria.

Prime sheep – Lambs: A good quality entry of lambs were forward.

Following the recent fall in price all classes were cheaper, although a

satisfactory trade resulted.

Store Lambs:

Lot 228, Gordon Gray, Lindean, Selkirk, Ettrick, 4,100gns to K A

and R Campbell, Drimsynie Estates, Lochgoilhead, Argyll.

Swaledale pounds 70 Low Leam (WT), pounds 56 Garretshields, pounds

49 Townfoot, pounds 46 Greenleighton,

A good show of both tupping and running lambs were on offer to a

full ring of buyers.

Top of pounds 33.50 for a pen of pounds 33.50 for a pen of 120 from

Tweedshaws, followed at pounds 31.20 Langholm Farms, pounds 30 Dunblane.

Ewe lambs to pounds 32 Stobohope.

pounds 495 Tone Hall (11m); pounds 480 Norwood; pounds 470 Paxton

Dene and Colwell Demesne;

Lim 134.5, 131.5 and 129.5 Miller Hill; 115.5 and 103.5 Bothel

Parks, 114.5 and 104.5 Lessonhall (Dixon), 102.5 Tarnrigg Moor.

Suffolk pounds 33 Inveresk Reasearch. Lim pounds 592 Wood Farm. BB bks

(green CID) pounds 580 Loughrigg, pounds 555 Galemire House.

GF pounds 24.50 Lessonhall (Dixon).

Leading hfr prices (all Xs): BB pounds 623.10 Skelcies Hall.

Suff X pounds 54.80 Brokenheugh, pounds 52.80 Mickley Moor, pounds

52.50 Black Heddon, pounds 51.80 Thockrington Farm, pounds 51 Errington

Red House and Whitechapel, pounds 50.80 Dewlaw.

G/face pounds 36.80 Woodside, pounds 36 Over Whitlaw, pounds 35.80

High Burnfoot and Glentoo, pounds 35.50 Hole of Lyne.

pounds 575 Little Harle; pounds 572 Norwood; pounds 562 East Newham

and Linbriggs; pounds 550 and pounds 545 East Newham; pounds 530 Colwell

Demesne;

Sim X pounds 642 Thrunton Lowfield. Mini hessian barley straw sold to pounds 39 per tonne.

BB pounds 632.08, pounds 594.50 Claremont Properties, pounds 596.40

Walby Grange.

1 J D Longlands Tonehall pounds 84;

Buyers were out in force with demand excellent for the first sale.

At the sale of B/faces, again trade was sharper with plenty of

buyers present, all classes showed a rise of pounds 4.28 on the year.

Charollais pounds 45.80 and pounds 44.20 High Hall, pounds 44.20

Fellside (Pears), pounds 42.80 Riggwood.

Suffolk, pounds 46 Greenways, pounds 42.80 West Underheath.

Suffolk X (ex Mule):

Suff X pounds 43 Whitehall (DB), pounds 40.20 Mickley Moor, pounds

40 Todburn, pounds 30.50 East Uppertown.

The sale was topped at pounds 745 for a Lim X Steer on Blue from

Hedley West with heifers selling to pounds 645 for Lim X from Cheviot

Farm.

Mule pounds 35.50 Hareshaw, pounds 35 Harsondale, pounds 32

Carrick, 330 Benshaw Moor, pounds 29.50 Hepple Whitefield, pounds 28.80

Harsondale.

Forward heifers, in particular, sold well above expectations.

Store cattle: Lim bks (green CID) pounds 580 Loughrigg. Blackface pounds 33

Carrick, pounds 32 Burdonside, pounds 30.80 Rookland, pounds 30 Carrick,

pounds 29.80 and pounds 29.20 Harsondale, pounds 28.50 Rookland, pounds

28 West End Town, pounds 27.40 Hopefoot, pounds 26.80 Townfoot.

Prize List:

The mart forward 35 cattle, 4,830 prime lambs and 583 cast ewes and

rams.

Leading lamb prices (all Xs): Beltex pounds 68 Thirlwall Castle,

pounds 61.20 Newbiggin Hall.

The sale – the biggest two-day sale of Texels in England, Scotland

and Wales with more than 1,200 rams and females sold – was a great show

for the Solway and Tyne Texel Breeders Club.

Saler hfrs pounds 290 Dornock House.

At the sale of Hill Cheviots and B/faces, 1,001 Cheviots and 1,210

B/faces were forward.

Top Prices

Tex pounds 57.80, pounds 52 and pounds 51.80 Bothel Parks, pounds

55, pounds 51 and pounds 50 Thistlebottom, pounds 54.80, pounds 54 and

pounds 51.50 Lessonhall (Dixon), pounds 54.50 High Hall, pounds 52.20,

pounds 48 and pounds 46.20 Sandhills, pounds 51.80 Jenkins Cross, pounds

51.80 Lane Head Farm, pounds 49 and pounds 48.80 Greenbank, pounds 48.20

Newlands Grange, pounds 48.20 Thwaites Farm, pounds 47.80, pounds 46.50

and pounds 46.20 Clea Hall, pounds 47.50 Anvil House, pounds 47 Midtown

Farm, pounds 46.50 and pounds 45.80 Skiddaw View, pounds 46 Manor Farm,

pounds 45.50 Fellside Farm (Coulthard), pounds 45.50 Westward Parks.

Centre records were smashed when a pedigree Texel ram sold for

120,000gns – 2,000gns short of the world record for a sheep.

Leading averages: Quarry House 191, average pounds 78.12; The Steel

205, average pounds 74.39; Carry House 150, average pounds 73.16; Low

Leam 200, average pounds 73; Rusheylaw 69, average pounds 72.97;

Yatesfield 75, average pounds 72.66.

Mule, pounds 42 High Cross, pounds 42 Step Ends, pounds 41.20 East

Underheath.

South Devon hfrs pounds 310 Nettling Flatt.

105.4p West Shield, 103.8p High Toft Hill, 103.6p Parsons Byre,

103.3p High Wiserely, Thornley Hall, Woodlands Place, 103.2p Stockley

Burn, 103.1p Hargill Farm, 103p Nettlesworth West Ho, 102.7p East Park

Farm and Satley Farm, 102.6p West Shield, Rosehill, Baal Hill and

Nettlesworth West Ho, 102.4p Wales Moor Farm.

pounds 630 Homilton (18m) and Springwood (17m); pounds 602

Springwood (17m); pounds 580, pounds 545 and pounds 535 Old Ravensworth

(18m); pounds 530 Thrunton Lowfield (15m); pounds 515 South Farm

Kirkheaton (14m).

Tex X pounds 40 Breckon Hill, pounds 39 Hedley Park, pounds 38 Hot

Bank, pounds 36.80 Morrow Edge, pounds 34 Hedley Park and Huntershield,

pounds 33 Currock Hill.

Lot 758, Douganhill Farms, Orchardtown Mains, Palnackie, Castle

Douglas, Douganhill Jeronimo, 48,000gns to M M A Ridley,

Haltcliffe, Hesket-new-Market, Wigton, Cumbria.

B/W88.5 Dockray Farm.

Other Prizes:

Simm pounds 620.13 Claremont Properties.

Char 116.5 Whitelees, 98.5 and 95.5 Tarnrigg Moor, 97.5 and 96.5

Mechi.

pounds 76, Carry House, Whiteside, Low Leam (x2), pounds 75

Cranberry Brow, Rusheylaw (x2), The Steel, Low Leam, (x2), pounds 74

Carry House, The Steel, Burnbank, Broomhope, Brownleazes, Quarry house,

(x2), West Nubbuck, Low Leam.

Store lambs: Suff Xs pounds 41.20 D’Mainholm, pounds 40.20

Glenkiln, pounds 39.20 Glendhu, pounds 39 Hermitage.

Heifers -

Copyright 2003 Gale, Cengage Learning. Lim hfr 106.5p,

102.5p Black Heddon, 103.5p Peacock House.

At the weekly sale of hay, straw and other fodder crops round bales

of hay sold to pounds 52 per tonne. Swaledale pounds 22.20

Willimoteswick Farm, pounds 19.70, pounds 16.90 Hargill House, pounds

17.30 Broadmea. Black and Whites pounds 584.33, pounds 527 Edenbank

Farm, pounds 569.63, pounds 525.53 Wood Farm, pounds 533.80 Dinwoodie

Green, pounds 502.78 South View. Hereford pounds 545.75 Mirkbooths.

North Country Cheviots sold to pounds 39.80 Gillesbie Farms,

closely followed at pounds 39 Meiklewhitriggs and pounds 38 Effgill.

Top of pounds 44.80 for Suff Xs from Lynnshield; Tex Xs pounds 44

Enthorn; BDM X pounds 43.50 Ewesbank; Charollais X pounds 39 Ewesbank;

G/face pounds 37.20 Bailey Mill; Cheviot mule pounds 38.50 Rushend;

Lleyns pounds 34 Over Whitlaw; Swale pounds 21.50 Winshield. Blonde X hfr 106.5p Hindley. Sim pounds 620.13 Claremont Properties. MRI pounds 586.23

Dinwoodie Green. A poorer show of mainly grass fed prime

cattle met a more hesitant demand.

95.2p Low House Farm, 94.7p Thornley Park, 90.5p Ambling Gate,

86.3p Stewartshields.

Lot 1070, William J Knox, Mid Haddo, Fyvie, Turriff, Aberdeenshire,

Haddo Jolt, 10,000gns to J and W Mellin, Hull House, Hellifield,

Skipton, North Yorkshire (champion).

Leading prices -

1 M Davy Warton pounds 66;

Lot 968, Robert Mulligan, Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland,

Brague Jodami, 7,000gns to D P Currie and Son, Beautry House, Rathmell,

Settle, North Yorkshire.

Leading bull prices (all Xs):

A small but quality entry of ewe lambs met a strong enquiry

throughout.

The drought and recent fall in the finished market meant buyers

proved cautious.

Sim bks (blue CID) pounds 625 Galemire House, pounds 495 Moss Side.

Suff X pounds 56.50 Satley Farm, pounds 53.20 Thornley Hall,

Leading bull prices (all Xs): Blonde, pounds 710.68 Little Galla

Farm. Quality well-finished sheep met a strong demand on a top of

123.7p/kg for Tex X lambs from Hedley Park.

A ram lamb from Douganhill Farms had earlier broke the Carlisle

centre record for a sheep at 48,000gns.

Before the sale, judge Charles Thornally awarded the Edward Jackson Silver Challenge Cup to Messrs J D Longlands, Tonehall, with an

outstanding pen of Suff X mule ewe lambs which made pounds 84.

At the mart’s fortnightly sale of store and beef breeding

cattle, there were 389 store cattle and 35 beef breeding cattle forward.

Late rates were easily upheld to a top of pounds 790 for a Lim X hfr

with bull calf from Standen Hey.

Lot 782, G H and C M Wilkinson, Arkleby House, Arkleby, Aspatria,

Arkle Jaguar, 26,000gns to J Cullen, Craighead Farm, Kilncadzow,

Carluke, Lanarkshire; Firm of R Black, Craighouse, Corrie, Lockerbie,

Dumfriesshire; T Nesbitt Son, Alwent Hall, Winston, Darlington,

County Durham.

Leic pounds 57 and 95p Rosehill, pounds 49.40 and 98.8p Beacon

Rigg.

Lot 1072, William J Knox, Haddo Jaguar, 4,500gns to W G Halliday,

Paulsland, Ecclefechan, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire.

Charollais X pounds 38 Close.

Suff X mule pounds 73, pounds 70 Hollin Hill; Suff X pounds 66 and

pounds 62 East Trewick; Feeding ewes (123).

Char X pounds 600 (x2) Rusheylaw; pounds 580 Coldwell;

BDM: pounds 27 Aiglegill

Top prices: N C Cheviot pounds 41.50 Carrick; Tex X pounds 38.80

Girsonfield, pounds 36 The Haining, pounds 34.80 Burdonside, pounds

34.50 Low Carriteth, Suff X pounds 38 Hepple Whitefield, pounds 35.80

Burdonside.

Sim X pounds 610 West Uppertown; pounds 490 Bishopton; pounds 475

Little Harle; pounds 460 Bishopton.

Trade for quality lambs were in demand with secondary sorts harder

to sell.

Blonde 103.5 Stanger Hill.

Char bks (blue CID) pounds 575 How Cottage.

Blonde pounds 696.33 Old Hall Farm. Blonde pounds 480.08 High Bow.

Aberdeen Angus breeding bull pounds 720 Hobbiesburn.

Suff pounds 55 Lessonhall (Dixon), pounds 51 Manor Farm, pounds

49.20 Clea Hall, pounds 48.50 Bolton Cottage Farm, pounds 47.20 High

Hall, pounds 46.80 Lane Head Farm, pounds 45.80 Westward Parks.

The ram is by Cornerstone Isaac which was loaned from the Watchknow

flock of Jim Warnock, of Sandilands, Lanark, which also sired a tup that

sold for 22,000gns in Lanark in August.

At 20,000gns was Tophill Jewel bred by J D Houghton, of Isherwood

Farm, Affetside, Bury, Lancashire, which sold to T MacTaggart, Rascarrel

Farm, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire; Boden

Davies Ltd, Mellor Hall Farm, Mellor, near Stockport, Cheshire; Idris

Morris, Y Fachell, Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfon.

pounds 51.30 Baal Hill; 110p 109.6p High Hedley Hope, 108.5p

106.8p Stockley Burn, 105.7p Low Wiserley.

BB 116.5 (x2) Stanger Hill.

Leading bullock prices (all Xs): Lim pounds 786.63, pounds 773.85,

pounds 747.18, pounds 740.18, pounds 736.38, pounds 710.60 Old Hall

Farm, pounds 754.08 Wavercroft Farm, pounds 719.33 Greenhills, pounds

700.15 Sceughmire, pounds 697 Northdyke Farm.

G/face pounds 44.20 and pounds 41.20 Woodhall.

Tex X pounds 41.50 Hermitage, pounds 40 Peterburn, pounds 38.50

Glentoo, pounds 38 Glenkiln, pounds 37.80 Stoneygill.

Char X pounds 49.80 High Wiserley, pounds 49.40 Houselope Grange,

pounds 44 Hargill Farm, pounds 43.80 Brotherlee, pounds 42.60 and pounds

41.80 Newlands Hall

Cheviot Mule pounds 36.80 Easter Alemoor.

Char X pounds 580 Thrunton Lowfield (18m)

Lot 1206, Andrew Dunbar, Kerse, Johnstonbridge, Lockerbie, Kerse

Jonah, 4,000gns to P Richardson, Sandhills, Bassenthwaite, Keswick,

Cumbria.

MRI pounds 586.23 Dinwoodie Green.

Suff X (ex Scotch half-bred):

The mart sold 583 cast ewes and rams.

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Blackface wethers sold to a top of pounds 33 twice for pens from

Carrick and Townfield.

Lim X pounds 645 Cheviot; pounds 610 Paxton Dene; pounds 600 East

Newham (x2) and Garretshields;

Hill Chev X pounds 30, pounds 29.80 Bellshiel. Stephen Grahams

consignment of cattle averaged 125p.

Shearling rams: Loosebeare, 8, pounds 16,599.18; Stainton, 6,

pounds 1,303.75; Seneirl, 7, pounds 1,065; Haltcliffe, 4, pounds 958.13;

Barrowby, 858.38; Douganhill, 8, pounds 741.56; Lochar, 8, pounds

715.31; Thistlewood, 8, pounds 711.38; Alwent, 5, pounds 703.50;

Heyworth, 6, pounds 700; North Quarter, 7, pounds 670.50; Goldies, 8,

pounds 653.63; Lockerbie, 7, pounds 580.50; Parkholme, 7, pounds 541.50;

Lochwood, 6, pounds 502.25.

Parth 95.5 Thwaites Farm.

The top price per head for a bullock was pounds 760.72 for a

Limousin shown by A D and A Richardson, Low Bank End Farm, Appleby.

2 A J and H Gordon, Old Deanham pounds 68.

Char X pounds 51 Mickley Moor, pounds 50.80 Laterford, pounds 49.80

Rusheylaw, pounds 47 Latteford and Flotterton, pounds 4660 Beaumont

House, pounds 45.80 Flotterton.

Suff pounds 48.20, pounds 47.40 Bygate, pounds 48 Grapes Farm,

pounds 47.90, pounds 47.70 Allerby Hall, pounds 47 Parkhead Farm, pounds

46.90 Sandwath Farm, pounds 46 (x2) High Floweryhirst, pounds 45.70 East

View, pounds 45.50 Pasture House, pounds 45.40 Shield Green, pounds

45.20 Steeley Farm, pounds 45 Street House.

Champion pen R Carr, Homilton, sold at pounds 83 to J Bell, East

Wingates. Blonde, pounds 696.33 Old

Hall Farm. Rams to pounds 24 averaging

pounds 23.03.

The syndicate, who will use the ram by AI, are Allen Cullen, for

his Craighead flock, at Carluke, Lanark, Doug Nesbitt and sons Steven

and David for their Alwent flock at Winston, Darlington, and Jim Black for his Corrie flock at Lockerbie.

Bullocks made a top price of 113.25p per kg for a BB shown by D G

and B E Hurst, The Hill Farm, Silloth and bought by Forth Meat Supplies,

Galashiels.

From William Knox’s Haddo flock at Fyvie, Turriff,

Aberdeenshire, Haddo Jolt, sold to J and W Mellin, Hull House,

Hellifield, Skipton, North Yorkshire.

Lim X pounds 745 and pounds 720 Hedley West (19/21m); pounds 672,

pounds 670, pounds 662 and pounds 655 Homilton (18m); pounds 635 Colwell

Demesne (20m);

Char pounds 619.13 Claremont Properties.

Top, averages LW 97.50 (97.50) SW 103.09 (101.26) MW 117.73 (99.02)

HW 110.21 (98.35) OW 107.04 (101.85)

Lleyn pounds 44.20 Norman Farm.

Top prices: Mule ewe lambs pounds 83 Homilton, pounds 82 Broomhope

and Quarry House.

The mart had forward 580 ewe lambs at their sale of Suffolk and

Texel X ewe lambs incorporating the Rothbury Sale.

104.5p Newlands Hall, 104.3p Brotherlee, 103.9p Newlands Hall,

103.8p High Wiserely, 102.9p Houselope Grange.

Lot 1114, R and M Struthers, Collielaw Farm, Carluke, Lanark,

Collielaw Jumbo, 5,000gns to R and J Osborne, Castlehill, Durisdeer,

Thornhill, Dumfries; J and C Hastings, Rosehill, Holywood, Dumfries.

Black Whites pounds 584.33, pounds 527 Edenbank Farm, pounds

569.63, pounds 525.53 Wood Farm, pounds 533.80 Dinwoodie Green, pounds

502.78 South View.

Sim X cow with calf pounds 650 Whitehouse.

109.6p Stone Hall, 106.2p Halton Red House, 105.6p Loadman, 104.9p

Fell Lane, 104.7p Black Heddon, 104.3p Cowbyres.

Selling at 26,000gns to another syndicate of breeders was the

February-born ram lamb Arkle Jaguar shown by George Wilkinson, of

Arkleby, Aspatria, with his father Harry.

B/face pounds 45 and 100p Thornley Hall, pounds 40 and 85.1p

Stewartshield.

Tex X pounds 52.20 Satley Farm, pounds 52 Grange Farm,

Lot 227, Gordon Gray, 2,000gns to P E Starkey, Elgendon Dale Road,

Elloughton, Brough, East Yorkshire.

B/W 85.5 Wellington Farm, 85.5 Priory Farm, 84.5 Prospect Farm.

Lamb rams – Douganhill, 5, pounds 11,109; Tophill, 4, pounds

9,581.25; Arkle, 4, pounds 7,875; Haddo, 5, pounds 4,519.20; Skiddaw, 3,

pounds 3,674.83; Glenside, 4, pounds 3,399.37; Milnbank, 5, pounds

3,087; Brague, 4, pounds 2,940; Forkins, 5, pounds 2,614.50; Baltier, 5,

pounds 2,299.50; Corrielaw, 4, pounds 1,645.88; Lochar, 4, pounds

1,640.63; Ettrick, 5, pounds 1,554; Fachell, 5, pounds 1,539.30;

Crookholm, 5, pounds 1,211.70; Muiresk, 5, pounds 1,023.75.

Blonde pounds 710.68 Little Galla Farm.

2 G D Herdman Edlingham Demesne pounds 70;

Top price per head was pounds 68 for a pen of Beltex Xs from Messrs

Scott of Thirlwall Castle, bought by butcher Messrs Mullholland of Great

Orton.

110p and 109.6p High Hedley Hope, 108.5p and 106.8p Stockley Burn,

105.7p Low Wiserley, 105.2p Nettlesworth West Ho, 105p Thornley

Park104.8p Low Wiserley and East Park Farm, 104.7p High Toft Hill,

104.5p Hargill Farm and Baal Hill, 104.3p and 104p Thornley Hall,

Store lambs were forward in larger numbers and with more distant

buyers present for the first time, all classes met a strong demand at

late rates.

Angus hfrs pounds 490, pounds 410 Bush on Lyne, pounds 440, pounds

402 Galemire.

3 J Charlton Hillend pounds 71.

101.9p Dunshiel, 97.4p Townshiel, 95p Grindon Hill.

Lambs: Fewer lambs forward on the week. Char pounds 680.23 Old Hall Farm.

The weekly prime stock sale presented 142 prime cattle, 59 prime

bulls, 3,006 lambs and 199 cast ewes and rams.

Douganhill Jeronimo, shown by Brian MacTaggart and son David of

Orchardtown Mains, Palnackie, Castle Douglas, was bought by father and

son Matt and Craig Ridley of Haltcliffe, Hesket Newmarket, Wigton,

Cumbria.

B/face: pounds 28.20 Dunns Houses, pounds 28 Penpeugh, pounds 27.50

Hot Bank, pounds 25 and pounds 22.20 Toft House, pounds 22 Dunns Houses,

pounds 21.20 Lee Hall.

The champion selected by judge Muriel Johnston, of Courthill,

Crocketford, Dumfries, sold for the joint sixth top price of the sale at

10,000gns, with three other rams selling for 11,000gns apiece.

Charollais, pounds 47 Newton Lodge, pounds 46.20 High Park Wall,

pounds 42.80 Wool House.

Leading ewe prices (all Xs): B/faced Leicester, pounds 47.20,

pounds 43.50 Albert Cottage, pounds 38.30, pounds 34.30 Haining House.

G/face pounds 44.60 Hunley Farm, pounds 30.60 Shield Green, pounds 30.20

Newby Hall.

Lim bks (blue CID) pounds 628 Streethead, pounds 600 The Haven,

pounds 595 Lodge Hill, pounds 590, pounds 580 Galemire, pounds 560

Ryehills (Hogg), pounds 548, pounds 540 The Flex, pounds 535 How

Cottage.

B/face pounds 46 The Steel, pounds 41.80 Hotbank, pounds 38.20

Broomhope, pounds 38 Lee Hall, pounds 37.50 Beamwham and Penpeugh.

Steers on Blue:

Mule: pounds 40 Low House Farm, pounds 38 Ambling Gate, pounds 36

Thornley Park, pounds 35.40 Stewartshield, pounds 32 Rosehill.

Top prices: Tex X ewe lambs to pounds 80 for a pen of 3/4 bred

Texels from Hallington Newhouses.

Angus bks (blue CID) pounds 600 Bush on Lyne, pounds 540 Arthuret

and Galemire House, pounds 525 Arthuret, pounds 468 Spadeadam.

Blonde d’Aquitaine hfrs pounds 290 Whitehouse.

Belg X pounds 500 Theakston Grange.

pounds 51.80 Parsons Byres; 105.4p West Shield, 103.8p High Toft

Hill, 103.6p Parsons Byre.

95p Hotbank, 93.9p the Steel, 91.5p Beamwham, 91p Broomhope, 89.3p

Penpeugh, 89 Dunshiel.

B/face, pounds 41.80 Reathwaite Farm, pounds 41.80 The Faulds.

Sim X pounds 635 and pounds 610 West Uppertown.

The shearling ram from Andrew and Mark Quick, of Crediton, Devon,

was bought by a syndicate of three Scottish pedigree breeders, John

Forsyth, for his Glenside flock, of Maybole, Ayrshire, Colin Mair,

Muiresk flock, of Turriff, Aberdeenshire, and Jimmy Douglas, Cairness

flock, of Fraserburgh.

Lot 1074, William J Knox, Haddo Judge, 6,000gns to T A Jackson,

Boat Farm, Thankerton, Biggar, Lanakrshire; A Barr, Parkhouse,

Quothquan, Biggar, Lanarkshire.

BB hfrs pounds 318 Galemire House, pounds 310, pounds 300

Winterhope, pounds 300 Moss Side.

Lim X pounds 710 China Hall; pounds 685 Thrunton Lowfield; pounds

680 China Hall; pounds 675 Colwell Demesne; pounds 670 and pounds 660

China Hall; pounds 615 Keepershield; pounds 612 High Alderheads.

BB X pounds 398 Theakston Grange; pounds 388 Bishopton. BB X pounds 685 Thrunton

Lowfield (20m); pounds 680 and pounds 610 (20m) Blossom Hill.

Tex X pounds 37 Townfoot, Slaley.

Parth; 112.5 and 104.5 Marina House.

Leading hfr prices (all Xs): BB pounds 623.10 Skelcies Hall. However there were still a

large portion of leaner and plainer lambs which pulled the average down

to 99.4p. Third prize pen, J Browell Sons,

Quarry House, sold at pounds 82 to A and D Proctor, Swarland Old Hall.

Chev X pounds 42.80 Dunshiel, pounds 38 Townshield, Grindon Hill

and Three Farms.

Swaledale pounds 19.50 Glebe Farm, pounds 18.50 College Farm,

pounds 17.80 Little Swinburne, pounds 17 Fair Hill, pounds 16.50

Penpeugh, pounds 16 Stone Stile.

Suffolk X pounds 56.50 Satley Farm, pounds 53.20 Thornley Hall,

pounds 51.80 Parsons Byres, pounds 50 Satley Farm, pounds 49.80 Blakeley

Hill Farm, pounds 49.60 High Wiserley, pounds 49.50 Hargill Farm, pounds

49 Parsons Byres and Lunns House, pounds 48.50 Stockley Burn Farm,

pounds 47.40 and pounds 47.20 Nettlesworth West Ho, pounds 47.20 Baal

Hill, Rosehill and West Shield, pounds 47 Friarside.

Rams: Lot 645, E W Quick, Zeal Monachorum, Crediton, Devon,

Loosebeare Imp, 120,000gns to J P Forsyth, Glenside Farm, Maybole,

Ayrshire; J G Douglas, Woodhead of Cairness, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire;

S G Mair and Sons, Kinnermit, Turriff, Aberdeenshire.

Tupping lambs maintained the strong rates of the first sale with

running lambs a good level trade throughout.

Hereford hfrs pounds 300 Nettling Flatts.

Char 104.5 and 103.5 Rose Farm, 103.5 Brinns Farm, 102.5 Kirkland

Hall.

Other princiapl prices -

Mont 92.5 and 91.5 Isel Old Park.

Gelb 94.5 and 93.5 Howgill Farm.

pounds 570 and pounds 560 Rusheylaw; pounds 550 Little Harle;

pounds 542 and pounds 540 Tone Hall (11m); pounds 525 Reenes; pounds 518

and pounds 505 Coldwell.

Hill Cheviot pounds 60 Wavercroft Farm, pounds 49.40, pounds 49.10,

pounds 47 Bog Hall, pounds 49 Reddings.

Lot 879, Alastair Gault, Newtonabbey, County Antrim, Northern

Ireland, Forkins Jacko, 11,000gns to K D and D E Millar and Ptrs,

Crookholm Farm, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire; J W Irving, No 6 Stonehouse,

Gretna, Dumfriesshire.

Blonde X pounds 600 and pounds 595 Springwood (17m).

Sim 94.5 Fern House.

123.7p Hedley Park, 118.8p Blackburn, 118.4p Cooper House, 117.8p

Hallington New House, 117.2p Airey Hill, 116.3p Hedley Park.

Lim pounds 506.80 Baileytown, pounds 490.10 Randalholme, pounds

472.70 Mirkbooths, pounds 458.45 Longhurst.

Hereford, pounds 545.75 Mirkbooths.

Tex X pounds 52.50 Satley Farm, pounds 52 Grange Farm, pounds 51.30

Baal Hill, pounds 50.50 Nettlesworth West Farm, pounds 49 Thornley Hall,

pounds 48.20 High Hedley Hope, pounds 47.60 Friarside, pounds 47.20 High

Wiserley, pounds 47 Stockley Burn, pounds 46.80 Thornley Hall and Grange

Farm, pounds 46.20 Greenland Farm, pounds 46 Rosehill, pounds 45.60 West

Shield, pounds 45 50 South Farm Cornsay.

Prime cattle: Bulls continued to sell well with trade being up to

last week’s high rates. Tup lambs

to pounds 33 Glenkiln.

Char X pounds 730 Hedley West; pounds 680 and pounds 670 Thrunton

Lowfield; pounds 625 Peppermoor.

Leading prices: Blackface pounds 74 Greenleighton, pounds 71

Yatesfield, pounds 70 Townfoot, Duns Houses, Penpeugh, Redesmouth,

pounds 69 Duns House, pounds 68 Penpeugh, pounds 66 Yatesfield, pounds

66 The Brigg, pounds 65 Duns Houses, pounds 65 Newbiggin, pounds 64 and

pounds 62 Greenleighton, pounds 60 Yatesfield, Townfoot, Cranberry Brow,

Pottsdurtrees, Greenleighton, Townshield.

Lim X hfr with calf pounds 770 Courance Farms, pounds 720 Standen

Hey.

Greyface pounds 49.40 Bygate, pounds 45.70, pounds 43 Glenzierfoot,

pounds 44.70 Bog Hall, pounds 44 Parkgate Hall, pounds 43.90 Bog Hall,

pounds 43.70, pounds 43.10 Claremont Properties.

Mule: pounds 40 Low House Farm, pounds 38 Ambling Gate, pounds 36

Thornley Park; 95.2p Low House Farm, 94.7p Thornley Park, 90.5p Ambling

Gate. Round wheat straw sold to pounds 6

per bale. Char hfr 106.5p Flotterton, 103.5p

Wheathill, 99.5p Hindley. All rights reserved.

Leading flock averages -

Angus bks (green CID) pounds 455 Arthuret.

The mart sold 827 sheep including 116 ewes and rams.

Hill Cheviots to pounds 35 Castle Crawford, pounds 34.50 Eldinhope

and Rushend who sold ewe lambs at pounds 33.

Lim 112.5 New Godderthwaite, 111.5, 108.5 and 105.5 Old Hall, 109.5

Moorend, 108.5 Grassknop, 108.5 and 100.5 Cumrew Farm, 106.5, 105.5 and

104.5 Wall House, 106.5 Swallow Dene, 106.5, 105.5 and 103.5 Brinns

Farm, 105.5 Oulton House, 105.5 Kirkland Guards, 104.5 Bog Hall, 104.5

Croft Farm (Rickerby), 104.5 The Hill Farm, 104.5 Miller Hill, 104.5 Low

Blaithwaite, 103.5 Midtown Farm (Armstrong), 103.5 Low Bank End Farm,

103.5 Wavercroft, 103.5 Wreay Hall Farm, 102.5 Fingland, 102.5 Fern

House, 101.5 Bothel Parks, 100.5 Bromfield Hall, 100.5 Rose Farm, 100.5

West End Farm.

Blonde 98.5 Sandwath Farm, 97.5 Moorend.

Top, averages: Steers LW 104.50 (104.50) MW 108.50 (99.50) HW

113.50 (97.76) Heifers MW 134.50 (97) HW 131.50 (94.90) Young bulls LW

65.50 (65.50) MW 115.50 (93.71) HW 116.50 (100.57)

Hexham Northern Marts held their prize show and sale of 3,957

top mule ewe lambs on behalf of The North of England Mule Sheep

Association.

Steers on Red:

However in many cases lambs met a better trade than expected.

45.6kg-52kg to 100p averaging 98ppk; 52kg to 98p averaging 95ppk.

Ewes to pounds 21.20 averaging pounds 15.31. Second prize pen, A Murray and Son, Craberry Brow, sold at

pounds 75 to R A Patterson. Lim

pounds 506.80 Baileytown, pounds 490.10 Randalholme, pounds 472.70

Mirkbooths, pounds 458.45 Longhurst.

The mart had forward 4,629 store lambs of all classes.

Sim hfrs pounds 470, pounds 458 Chapeltown, pounds 420, pounds 360

Arthuret.

Lot 1177, J D Houghton, Isherwood Farm, Affetside, Bury,

Lancashire, Tophill Jewel, 20,000gns to T MacTaggart, Rascarrel Farm,

Auchencairn, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire; Boden and Davies Ltd,

Mellor Hall Farm, Mellor, Nr Stockport, Cheshire; Idris Morris, Y

Fachell, Llanddeiniolen, Caernarfon.

Tex X pounds 54.20 Hedley Park, pounds 53.80 Hard Riding, pounds 53

Hallington New Houses, pounds 52.60 Low Ardley, pounds 52.50 Bardon

Mill, pounds 51.80 Corneyside.

pounds 465 and pounds 462 Little Harle; pounds 452, pounds 445 and

pounds 442 (x2) Tone Hall (10/11m); pounds 440 Snitter and Teakston

Grange.

Tex X lambs sold to pounds 38.80 from Girsonfield and Suff X to

pounds 38 from Hepple Whitefield.

Lot 230, Gordon Gray, 4,000gns to K A and R Campbell, as lot 228.

Lot 1178, J D Houghton, Tophill Jetstream, 11,000gns to Firm of G

Gray, Sunnycroft, Linden, Selkirk; Karen Wight, Rowen Green, Camps Road,

Crawford, Biggar, Lanarkshire; G A Gibson and Co, Cowgrove Farm,

Galston, Ayrshire.

A large show of prime sheep saw prices not as good as previous

weeks, along with the national trend.

Char hfrs pounds 495 Chapeltown, pounds 430, pounds 420, pounds

415, pounds 402 Arthuret.

The weekly prime stock sale presented 142 prime cattle, 59 prime

bulls, 3,006 lambs and 199 cast ewes and rams.

Principal prices -

The mart had forward 2,155 store lambs.

Blonde 101.5 Sandwath Farm.

Top, averages: Steers Heavy 97.5p, 92.6p Heifers Medium 106.5p,

94.5p Heavy 108.5p, 94.4p

Charollais pounds 58, pounds 44.90 Braithwaite Hall, pounds 48.10

Parkhead Farm, pounds 46.90 Kilnclose Farm, pounds 46.40 Bascodyke,

pounds 45 Glenzierfoot, pounds 44 Cracrop, pounds 44 Old Silloth Farm,

pounds 44 Fernbank.

Before the sale the show of mule ewe lambs, sponsored by Robson

Cowan, Scots Gap, was judged by Harry Birnie, East Gowkhill Farm,

Maud, Peterhead, who made the awards as follows:

100.7p Broomhope, 98.6p Hareshaw, 97.9p Rusheylaw, 97.7p Lee Hall,

97.6p Fairnley, 97.4p Beacon Rigg.

Lot 977, P Richardson, Sandhills Farm, Bassenthwaite, Keswick,

Cumbria, Skiddaw Justice, 9,000gns to Karen Wight, Rowen Green, Camps

Road, Crawford, Biggar, Lanarkshire; G A Gibson and Co, Cowgrove Farm,

Galston, Ayrshire.

Breeding cattle -

Lim X cow with calf pounds 605 Churchstyle.

Lim hfrs pounds 495 Streethead, pounds 450 Braehead, pounds 445,

pounds 430, pounds 425 Blackrigg, pounds 442, pounds 425 Jockstown,

pounds 438, pounds 435, pounds 402, pounds 398 Englishtown, pounds 408

Ratlingate.

Beltex pounds 51 and 115.90p Morrow Edge, pounds 46.80 and 117p

Middle Dukesfield.

Hopes Auction Co’s weekly sale of primestock had an entry of

216 prime cattle and 746 prime lambs including ewes.

Charollais pounds 37.80, pounds 28.50 North Rigg Hill, pounds 30.80

Willimoteswick Farm, pounds 27 Albert Cottage.

Cattle: BB 108.5p Black Heddon. BB pounds 632.08, pounds 594.50 Claremont Properties, pounds

596.40 Walby Grange

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Owner of Vietnamese Attitude Magazine arrested as part of gambling ring

Police are still investigating.

According to Thanh Nien Daily, 10 were arrested by Ho Chi Minh city police several days ago, after transferring over VND$1 trillion (£31 million) in illegal gambling money overseas in recent months.

The group are suspected of sending millions of dollars each month from losers of bets to the owners of 12bet.com.

He is suspected of helping others set up bank accounts in order to receive funds from gamblers online including through 12bet.com, which has its servers in the Philippines.

Among ten people who were arrested in Ho Chi Min suspected of running an illegal gambling ring was the owner of Attitude Magazine’s Vietnamese franchise.

Among those arrested was 33-year-old To Cong Hung, who owns the franchise to Attitude Magazine in Vietnam.

Gambling is illegal in Vietnam, and police often track the flow of illegal funds.

Macau’s economy slumps 17% after anti-corruption drive

“While the recent operating declines are concerning we are encouraged by the fact that the long-term fundamentals for the higher-margin, lower-volatility mass business remain intact,” the ratings agency said.

Some developers have taken note, and are planning new malls and theaters.

Despite continued warnings, the territory has failed to diversify its economy beyond gambling, leaving it heavily exposed to the risk of an industry downturn. Since 2002, its casino industry has grown into a $45 billion heavyweight, roughly seven times bigger than Las Vegas.

But more could be done, especially as other regional gambling destinations take aim at Macau.

In addition to China’s anti-corruption drive, visas are in short supply, and some gamblers are upset by a new ban on smoking in Macau’s casinos. Casinos in Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines are all working hard to attract Chinese gamblers.

Macau, like Hong Kong, is a Special Administrative Region of China.

Last June, revenue growth at the casinos turned negative, sparking worries that the territory’s gold rush was coming to an end.

Related: Macau’s gambling industry dwarfs Vegas

Related: Las Vegas casinos are losing big in China

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. When the industry booms and tax revenue jumps, residents — most of whom are employed in the business — receive payouts from the government.

Analysts at Fitch Ratings said they expect revenue growth to resume in the second half of the year — and insist that Macau is still a good bet.

Gross domestic product for the year was also negative, declining by 0.4% as Beijing’s anti-corruption campaign scared visitors away from the gambling mecca. It is also the only place in China where gambling is legal.

But now gamblers are staying home. The idea is to offer guests a more complete resort experience.

Baccarat is the prime attraction in Macau, where the game accounts for the vast majority of tables. The average minimum bet at non-VIP tables is around $250 — far beyond the reach of casual gamblers.

More than 80% of government revenue comes directly from the casinos.

In an effort to diversify, Macau is working to boost its entertainment and leisure options, which lag far behind the glitz, glam and family fun offered in Vegas

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U.S. History: Income Distribution and Reaganomics

During the 1980′s, the U.S.  Reaganomic policies, though we can’t forget some initial deregulation efforts instituted during the Carter years, reversed what had been accomplished prior to the 1970′s (Harrison Bluestone 79). Employment in mining actually rose until 1981 only to fall nearly in half during the 1980′s through the 1990′s (Slater 129).

There is plenty of material to argue whether or not Reaganomics was an economic success or an economic blunder. Salaries and benefits of corporate CEOs as compared to the average factory workers were 30 times higher in1980 and reached 130-140 times higher in 1991 (Krugman 262). Families expanded their use of “plastic money” even faster. Keeping labor costs from rising is not the only reason that U.S. Union bureaucracy began to rival that of the federal and state court systems (Geoghegan 86-7).

Final Word

If labor had not been weakened enough by the high unemployment levels in the late 1970′s, Reagan’s firming of the PATCO members sent a clear message to not only the unions, but also to the courts as to his lack of support for organized labor. A further major benefit of these creative pay systems was that they provided a way to avoid unions or at least keep the impact of union actions at a minimum. They increased offshore investments and began outsourcing for labor and manufacturing in search of the lowest labor and production costs.

The total amount borrowed by consumers nearly doubled between 1981 and 1986, from $394 Billion to $739 Billion. With the weakening of organized labor by deregulation, businesses began experimenting with organizational changes to include work, labor, management relations, and flexible arrangements with employees, subcontractors, otherwise known as corporate restructuring.

Social deregulation, as described by Harrison and Bluestone, was a true innovation of the Reagan Administration. This was more than $1,740 less than they would have received based on 1968 income levels (Harrison Bluestone 131). During the 1970′s the average family income was $24,000, while the average steelworker was making $40,000. Therefore, it’s not too surprising to see the average American family would not be to upset if union organizations were losing ground. businesses began discarding their standard practices and shifted capital into overtly speculative ventures. The same act that affirmed the right to organize but gave the NLRB the job of certifying whether or not a union was to be considered “officially” recognized. Credit card use grew from $55 billion in 1980 to more than $128 billion in 1986 (Harrison Bluestone 149).Families filing chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code grew from an average of less than 39,000 per year (1975-1980) to almost 95,000 a year (1981-1984) (Harrison Bluestone 152).

Geoghegan believes that part of the weakening of unions also has to do with a lack of sympathy by the average family. They provided (and still do) flexibility to tailor their work force needs to the production needs. To continue the weakening of the labor pool, the Reaganites engineered the recessions of 1980 and 1981-2 to under-cut labor organizations while contributing to the corporate bottom line (Harrison Bluestone 14). At the end of the Carter Era the GINI Index before taxes was (.403) and (.352) after taxes. The inequality of income is not limited to only a specific age group (Harrison Bluestone 125).

While Presidents Reagan and Bush froze the minimum wage level for a nine-year period, essentially cutting pay each year as inflation bit into lower wage earners, the salaries of executives skyrocketed during the 80′s. It became a joke to say, “We are spending money to help the economy.” Consumer borrowing doubled between 1981 and 1986, from $394 Billion to $739 Billion. The result of this program was a softening of safety and environmental regulations to ease the burden on industry. His experience through the late 1960′s and 1970′s describes the labor movement as having become political driven organizations characterized by the same characteristics (greed, power, control, and inequality) of those they despised – Big Business. As a result, the traditional one-income household was no longer sufficient to keep up with the family economic needs. One argument presented to explain this problem is that the “low wage explosion is mostly a statistical illusion, reflecting the impact of inflation and recession on workers’ earnings (Geoghegan 124).” Another proposal is to attribute the problem to a large influx of baby boomers into the work force. The Government’s induced deflation, deregulation, regressive tax reform, privatization, and “union bashing” have contributed to new corporate strategies and the inequality of income distribution in America (Harrison Bluestone 16). The existence of the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC) also quieted union members by insuring the benefits of workers displaced when companies went bankrupt or their pension plans go bust.

Reaganomics Debate:Inequality in Income Distribution, Government Policies and Corporate Restructuring

Mountains of paper have been written about the economic period of the 1980′s, coined Reaganomics. The richest 20-percent received $5,600 more per year in 1986, than they would have based on 1968 monetary values (Harrison Bluestone 131). These methods provided a way of reducing full-time labor wage costs, which included a reduction in employee benefits cost. Fulltime manning was drastically reduced in watchdog agencies tasked to monitor the various industries. But most of all, during the Reagan year’s people went into debt.

From 1969 – 1980 (prior to Reaganomics) wage cuts and freezes were “practically non-existent” (Harrison Bluestone 39). Yet, no real credible argument has been made that the Reagan years did anything to improve the equality of income distribution. This living on debt and buying time was sufficient to fuel a short-term recovery (Harrison Bluestone 147). The two-tier wage system allowed reduced wages for employees during the new worker’s first few weeks or months of the normal probation period. Some firms have done so to improve their chance of selling to foreign markets or to take advantage of foreign government incentives (taxes) (Harrison Bluestone 31).

This article focused on one particular facet of the Reaganomics debate; the issue of inequality in income distribution in America as a result of a turn-around in government policies combined with corporate restructuring. production employment. I must add at this point that the “U-turn” in America’s economics actually began during the 1970′s; Reagan only sped up and expanded the process significantly (“U-turn”- the term used by Bluestone and Harrison to describe the reversal of fortune of the labor forces and the shrinking middle class).

From 1973 to 1986 average wages have dropped in buying power by nearly 14-percent (Harrison Bluestone 113).In 1986, the average annual income of the poorest 20-percent of all families was $8,033. The wage-gap between the America lower income group and the upper or rich America group has been ever increasing. After 1980, the purchasing power of lower-class wage earners through middle-class wage earners degraded throughout the period. By the late 1980s the before tax GINI Index was (.423) with the after taxes GINI as (.404). As Geoghegan puts it, the Taft-Hartley led to union busting.

But what is the cost of these outsourcing? The result of reductions in domestic production and outsourcing was a reduction in U.S. However, after accounting for the business cycle, for productivity, and for the shrinkage of manufacturing jobs, the growing proportion of baby boomers in the work force contributes nothing to an explanation of low wages. Families filing chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code grew from an average of less than 39,000 per year (1975-1980) to almost 95,000 a year (1981-1984) (Harrison Bluestone 152).In effect, most Americans during the Reagan Years went into debt. Reminiscent of the 1920′s and 1930′s, the middle class, formerly the largest class of the post WWII through the Vietnam War era has also been ever decreasing in size. Double income families were not a uniqueness of the lowest income earners, middle-class America also lost, or at least sustained, buying power during the 1980′s. Additionally, in 1947 and the passing of Taft-Hartley, labor could no longer organize on the scale of unions of the 1930′s. By the mid-1970′s global competition was eating away at American business profits. This shows that there was a higher distribution of income in the hands of fewer people (Krugman 25).

The Government economic policies supporting deregulation and the concept of privatization of government services were actually taken initially between the years 1968-1978. In some cases businesses just simply got out of the production end and found alternate “ways of making paper profits” or found other ways to reduce labor costs.

Since the mid-1960′s through the 1990′s, Americans have been getting poorer and poorer. According to Krugman, these salaries did not come primarily from greater profits, but from a larger slice of the profits.

In Thomas Geoghegan’s book, Which Side Are You On? Trying To Be For Labor When It’s Flat on Its Back, two pieces of legislation are discussed as the beginning of the end for organized labor began with the 1935 Wagner Act and the National Labor relations Board (NLRB). Yet, organized labor was not the only one to feel the reduction of government support. The reduced costs resulting from relocating no-skill jobs, low-skill jobs, assembly, and manufacturing operations to low wage areas, validated the practice of outsourcing. Contingency labor included part-time and temporary employees. As a result of these actions, profit margins rose steadily, yet average wages for families has decreased or at best has somewhat frozen in place.

Any discussion on Reaganomics should always contain a definition of Reaganomics so let’s get that out of the way from the start. Harrison and Bluestone define what is usually considered the middle-class income earners, as those making $20,000 to $50,000 annually. A major part of Reagan’s policy was to enhance the military complex in order to stay ahead of the perceived communist threat. Ronald Reagan’s supporters credit him as being the great savior of the American economy; his critics’ credit his policies for creating the destruction of labor and gambling away the future of the American economy through massive increases in the federal deficit. This group shrank from 53-percent in 1973 to 47.9-percent in 1984. Yet, the cost to the average American laborer during that era and continuing into the next administration was what gave Reaganomics its negative reputation.

Part of the Reagan plan was a reduction in taxes. More family members entered the work force in order to increase or sustain real income purchasing power. The GINI Index numbers support this disparity. The Reagan Administration simply continued this trend toward economic deregulation as initiated under Carter. Both sides of the Reaganomic fence provide more than enough evidence in support of the argument that says: lower and middle class America lost significant ground during the 1980′s. This article will discuss one particular facet of the Reaganomics debate; the issue of inequality in income distribution in America as a result of a turn-around in government policies combined with corporate restructuring.

. Either there exists a significant polarization of income distribution around the middle-class or the middle-class is now what used to be the lower-end of the upper-class income.

Contingency labor pools were (and still are) not organized under a union. During this period the government went on a spending spree financed by the deficit. Who paid for the improvements in American business during the 1980′s? The lower 60% of American workers paid for these improvements through the reductions in the real purchasing power of their income.

Deregulation under Carter and Reagan opened the industries of steel, automotive, carpenters, and trucking to what Geoghegan called gypsies – small owner operators (Geoghegan 139). lost one out of three heavy industrial jobs.

To better compete in a global economy, US industries adopted a program of “restructuring”. DOD spending doubled $134 billion in 1980 to $282 billion in 1987 (Harrison Bluestone 149). Also on the hit list for Reaganomics, was the reduction of social programs.

Geoghegan, a former labor attorney, tells of his experiences dealing with organized labor, how and why it has lost its ability to fight. Reagan policies were designed to provide some flexibility for businesses to contain production costs, increase profits by reducing labor costs, and reducing the costs involved in meeting government standards. And, of course, both sides of the argument will present evidence in support of their positions. Harrison and Bluestone call the Reagan Administration “the single greatest gift to the business community” (Harrison Bluestone 102). This included family members taking on extra jobs or moonlighting in order to make ends meet. As Harrison and Bluestone state it, “Globalization of production was no longer supplementing domestic manufacturing but replacing it (Harrison Bluestone 28).” Restructuring involved creating multinational corporations with its headquarters and support functions in the major capitalist countries. The “engineered recession” of 1980 and 1981-2, along with reductions in social welfare programs contributed to this “great U-turn” in the standard of living of most Americans, employed as well as unemployed, middle managers as well as blue collar workers (Harrison Bluestone viii). The program included freezing the minimum wage and shifting against federal protection of workers’ rights and unions. “The old Teamster order collapsed and thousands of firms closed (Geoghegan 139).” During the late 1970′s and into the 1980′s, the Teamster membership fell from 2.2 million to 1.6 million. Revolving installment credit grew from $55 billion in 1980 to more than $128 billion in 1986 (Harrison Bluestone 149). Often it’s stated that the Reagan Administration was trying to reduce the double-digit inflation of 1980 and turn around the falling rate of production. Reaganomics as described by most, if not all economists and historians was supply-side economics; however, this in itself doesn’t really explain Reaganomics because of what actually happened. Reaganomics, in effect, was a program to strengthen business and industry while weakening the power of organized labor, reduce federal spending on other than military programs, reduce taxes, and regulatory abatement. New employees would only receive 75 to 80-percent of the normal wage during a probation period (the probation period usually equated to the business’s employee turnover period). Employment in the manufacturing area fell seven-percent between 1968 and 1979, continuing to fall twelve-percent more through the 1980′s and 1990′s (Slater 143). Strangely enough, this period seems to be the era of debt for both the government and the American income earners.

Reagan was not the only one conducting a reduction program. However, the benefactors of the tax reduction were not the majority of wage earners. According to data published in Krugman’s book, Peddling Prosperity: Economic Sense and Nonsense in the Age of Diminished Expectations, income data for the period reflects that the tax reductions during the 1980s actually cost the lower 60-percent income groups, while the top 40-percent income groups saw monetary increases (Krugman 24-5). The groundwork for Reaganomics policies was put in place well before his time.

Of course there are many supporters of Reaganomics that will produce statistics showing how the GNP was sustained during the 1980′s; there is really no mystery here. U.S. Since employee turnover is highest during the first few months of employment, businesses could save at least 20 to 25-percent of the wages they would have paid to an employee during that same period.

The counter argument against these income disparity issues is attributed by some as simply a matter of normal business cycles. This act also weakened union power by outlawing mass picketing, secondary strikes on neutral employers, and sit-downs. Benefit packages for these contingency employees were either non-existent or at least small enough to still keep labor costs low. firms have gone abroad to set up assembly or service operations. The results of these policies directly impacted the redistribution of income in favor of the higher income group (Harrison Bluestone 162).

Creative wage reduction programs such as the two-tier pay system and conversion of a percentage of full-time employees to contingency labor employees (part-time and temporary employees) or a combination of methods became (and are still) the normal practice. Many of the nation’s economic critics saw the policies of Reaganomics as short-term answers to a long-term problem by borrowing against the nation’s future.

Ronald Reagan’s laissez-faire government policies, reminiscent of the 1920′s, included legislative and legal actions that severely hampered organized labor

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