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  • Report: Trump's $1T infrastructure plan could create 3M jobs

    04/28/2017 7:06:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Construction Dive ^ | April 28, 2017 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: •The proposed $1 trillion U.S. infrastructure plan could create as many as 3 million jobs if projects are prioritized for optimal job generation, according to a Boston Consulting Group report. •However, if project planners focus only on the critical nature of each project and do not factor in the potential for job growth, then the same $1 trillion investment could generate just 1.6 million new jobs. •Projects that yield the most jobs are airports, seaports and hospitals because they employ temporary construction workers and offer more post-completion permanent jobs than other infrastructure projects, such as a non-tolled highway....
  • JSI Store Fixtures expanding in Greenville, adding 97 jobs (South Carolina)

    04/28/2017 6:59:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WSPA-TV ^ | April 28, 2017 | Fred Cunningham
    GREENVILLE (WSPA) – A company that creates merchandising displays for grocery stores plans to expand in Greenville and add close to 100 jobs. JSI Store Fixtures announced Friday it would invest $2.1 million for an expansion to it’s current facility on White Horse Road. The move will create 97 new jobs according to the company. “The consolidation of our Suwanee, Ga. and Greenville facilities supports our long-term strategy of continued growth and success in the southeastern United States,” said President of JSI Store Fixtures Ken Bush in a written statement. Hiring has already started. If you’d like to apply, you...
  • Pope Francis: Don’t Be ‘More Papist Than The Pope’

    04/28/2017 6:58:49 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Lisa Bourne
    ROME, Italy, April 28, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis spoke critically again of the faithful who have a strong embrace of Catholic doctrine, resorting to pejorative terms he has often used such as hypocritical and phariseeism. “You cannot be more restrictive than the Church herself,” he told, a lay association gathered Thursday morning at the Vatican, “nor more Papist than the Pope.” Addressing the Congress of the International Forum of Catholic Action in the Synod Hall, the pope told participants he wanted them to be out among the people and that there is a need for “active mercy.” The theme...
  • Five Reasons We Keep Losing To The Left

    04/28/2017 6:55:33 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 3 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | April 21, 201 | Eric Blake
    Edmund Burke, the father of Conservatism, once wrote “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fail, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” Later, John Stuart Mill said, “Let not any one pacify his conscience by the delusion that he can do no harm if he takes no part, and forms no opinion. Bad men need nothing more to accomplish their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.” All right, all right—why am I writing this, amid all the victories we’ve enjoyed? For goodness sake, the RNC’s just announced...
  • Police: Time-consuming haircut prompts woman to pull gun

    04/28/2017 6:53:12 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 4 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | April 28, 2017 11:49 am | AP
    CLEVELAND (AP) — Police in Cleveland are trying to identify a woman they say pulled a gun on a barber because he was taking too long to cut her 7-year-old son’s hair. says a police report says the woman threatened the barber at a barber school April 14.
  • Globalist Tide is Seeking to Replace Elected Govt Around the World And Its Just Taken Down Macedonia

    04/28/2017 6:48:00 PM PDT · by davikkm · 3 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    What appears to be the beginning of a coup is underway in Macedonia. Masked men have stormed into Parliament and are holding both journalists and MPs. But this is a very different type of coup; it is one where they are seeking to replace the sitting government with a coalition majority that should be recognized in International Law. However, it is known that there are “power players” behind the scenes that have been actively backing one side. The question is, which side? Records have emerged after Judicial Watch filed a FOIA (freedom of info) request for details relating to why...
  • Richard Dreyfuss to Tucker Carlson on free speech:

    Video of tonight's Tucker Carson chatting with Richard dryfuss.
  • Exclusive—FCC Chairman Pai: ‘We Need an Open and Free Internet for the 21st Century’

    04/28/2017 6:43:08 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Apr 2017 | Sean Moran
    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that an open and free internet is vital for America in the 21st century. During a speech at the Newseum on Wednesday, Pai said he plans to roll back the net-neutrality regulations and to restore the light-touch regulatory system established by President Bill Clinton and Congressional Republicans by the 1996 Telecommunications Act. Net neutrality passed under former Democrat Tom Wheeler’s FCC in 2010. The rule, known as the Open Internet Order, reclassified the internet as a public monopoly. Critics chided the rule, stating that it would...
  • Zachary Benson (Ohio man who threatened Trump) agrees to diversion program and deferred sentence

    04/28/2017 6:43:06 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 3 replies
    U.S. District Court - Northern District of Ohio | April 27, 2017
    From PACER: Minutes of proceedings [non-document] before Judge Sara Lioi. AUSA Karrie Howard present. Attorney John Gibbons present. Defendant Zachary Benson present. Probation Officer Dennis Reed present for Probation Officer Tom Shepherd. Guilty plea entered by Zachary Benson to the indictment without a plea agreement. The parties have entered into pretrial diversion in this matter and have signed an agreement. Probation department shall provide a status report to the Court in one year regarding defendant's compliance. Defendant's bond continued. Sentencing is deferred at this time to allow the defendant time to complete the pretrial diversion program. Despite the guilty plea,...
  • Report: Megyn Kelly to Kick Off NBC Show with Kardashian Family Interview

    04/28/2017 6:42:41 PM PDT · by davikkm · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    Megyn Kelly is gearing up for the debut of her Sunday newsmagazine show on NBC in June — and the anchor’s first high-profile interview on her new network may be with the Kardashian family. According to TMZ, the former Fox News star was spotted in Los Angeles Thursday morning headed into the same studio in which the Kardashian-Jenner family were filming a 10th anniversary special for Today. The whole family was reportedly there, including Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie, Kendall, and Kris Jenner — though brother Rob Kardashian was absent, as was Caitlyn Jenner, who remained in New...
  • Here’s exactly what [Army] spouses think about Forever 21’s new PT-inspired line

    04/28/2017 6:41:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Military One Click ^ | April 28, 2017 | Rebecca Alwine
    Yesterday was a trying day. The kids woke up early and it was early release. The laptop wasn’t working and I really didn’t want to do anything. And then, midway through my afternoon, the local wives’ page started hopping. You see, clothing store Forever 21 has some new products for sale. . . the military wives just couldn’t believe their eyes. You’re not going to believe it–and you’re probably not going to run to the store, either. Here’s a peek...

    04/28/2017 6:38:46 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 5 replies
    freerepublic | April 28, 2017 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Trump Executive Order on the Role of Federal Government in Education

    04/28/2017 6:38:43 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 10 replies
    American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employee ^ | April 27, 2017 | AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders
    WASHINGTON-AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement on President Trump’s executive order directing the Department of Education to conduct a study into the role of the federal government in education: “President Trump’s executive order represents a gross abdication of the federal government’s vital role in ensuring that all students get the education they deserve, regardless of who they are and where they live.
  • On MSNBC, Schiff Empty-Handed On Trump-Russia Investigation Results

    04/28/2017 6:37:35 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 28, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    The mainstream media is starting to notice that there have been absolutely no results in the House (or Senate) Trump-Russia collusion investigations. One of those journalists impatient for results is BBC World News America anchor and MSNBC contributor Katty Kay who asked the ranking Democrat of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, on the April 28 Morning Joe why there is seems to be no progress in their investigation. All Schiff could deliver in reply was basically a meaningless word filibuster that revealed nothing in an attempt to divert attention away from the fact that so far the investigation is a...
  • Trump signs one-week funding bill to avoid shutdown

    04/28/2017 6:20:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 28, 2017 | Jordan Fabian
    President Trump has signed a stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown, the White House announced Friday evening. The measure funds the government through May 5, giving lawmakers more time to reach an agreement on an omnibus spending bill that would carry through the rest of the fiscal year ending Sept. 30. The legislation easily cleared both chambers earlier Friday; the Senate approved the measure by voice vote after the House voted 382-30 to pass it. If the measure had not been adopted, the government would have shutdown at midnight right as the Trump administration entered its 100th day....
  • Editorial: Republicans secede from Stewart's gubernatorial campaign

    04/28/2017 6:17:17 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 12 replies
    Richmond-Times Dispatch ^ | April 28, 2017 | Editorial
    Corey Stewart is running for the GOP’s gubernatorial nomination yet he seems more interested in winning election as president of the Confederacy. His emphasis on Confederate monuments rates as the strangest tactic in Virginia’s political history. And it has redounded to his disadvantage. Stewart serves as chairman of Prince William County’s Board of Supervisors. The other day Glendell Hill, the county’s sheriff, withdrew his support of Stewart and switched his backing to Ed Gillespie, the GOP front-runner. Hill cited Stewart’s Confederate fixation as a reason for his secession. He denounced the divisive nature of Stewart’s platform.
  • Remember the shopping malls of the early 1980s

    04/28/2017 6:15:53 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 41 replies
    Back to the Crabtree Mall. It was the best thing going back in the early 1980s. The main anchors were Ann & Hope, Lechmere and Zayre's with a nice food court that included the ubiquitous Orange Julius, Mrs Field's cookies, Auntie Jenn's Pretzels and some Chinese fast food joint in which you could get a heaping plate of rice and meat with Chinese women standing outside of it offering free samples of stuff on toothpicks. What was not to like? Another anchor was Sears & Roebuck which was quite the store and they had dungarees, lawn mowers, washing machines and...
  • Finding Frank Norris in the Santa Cruz Mountains

    04/28/2017 6:09:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Hill Tromper ^ | Ryan Masters
    A gargantuan spiderweb hangs across the steep dirt road. It shimmers, translucent in the sunlight, slack lines nearly imperceptible. As I duck the web and trudge further up the road's corkscrew turn, the thick brush, thistle, weeds and poison oak part, revealing an ancient looking stone bench on the shoulder above the road. Finally. More than a year after I first searched for it, I have found the mysterious, nearly forgotten memorial to legendary California novelist Frank Norris in this far corner of the Santa Cruz Mountains. A simple cross and a crooked, barren flag holder crown the semicircular, mission-style...
  • The ethics of solar panels: do the ends justify the means?

    04/28/2017 6:08:49 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    World Economic Forum ^ | 26 April 2017 | Jon Major
    Scientists have just discovered massive amounts of a rare metal called tellurium, a key element in cutting-edge solar technology. As a solar expert who specialises in exactly this, I should be delighted. But here’s the catch: the deposit is found at the bottom of the sea, in an undisturbed part of the ocean. People often have an idealised view of solar as the perfect clean energy source. Direct conversion of sunlight to electricity, no emissions, no oil spills or contamination, perfectly clean. This however overlooks the messy reality of how solar panels are produced. While the energy produced is indeed...
  • Sanders: Obama's paid Wall Street speech 'distasteful'

    04/28/2017 6:04:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/28/17 | Eleanor Mueller
    Washington (CNN)Sen. Bernie Sanders believes former President Barack Obama's plan to receive $400,000 for speaking at a September Wall Street health conference is "distasteful," The Vermont Independent reported Friday. Speaking with CNN's Suzanne Malveaux, Sanders labeled the transaction "not a good idea" and said he was "sorry President Obama made that choice." "I just think it does not look good," Sanders said. "I just think it is distasteful -- not a good idea that he did that."