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  • Trump’s Chinese Tariffs Are a Necessary ‘Evil’

    09/22/2018 1:30:11 PM PDT · by Thalean · 3 replies
    American Greatness ^ | September 22, 2018 | Spencer P Morrison
    President Trump announced this week he would levy 10 percent tariffs on some $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. The tariff is scheduled to take effect on September 24, and is slated to increase to 25 percent by year’s end. Of course, China pledged to retaliate with tariffs of “equal scale and equal strength.” This has some American exporters worried. After all, China is the fourth-largest buyer of American goods. Even more important to these exporters, the Middle Kingdom is the world’s largest untapped consumer market. China is El Dorado—were it only open for business. GOP bigwigs agree, and are...
  • Pence to Obama: Economy Booming Because Trump Administration Rolling Back Failed Obama Policies

    09/22/2018 10:29:23 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 20 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 9-22-2018 | Michelle Moons
    Vice President Mike Pence had a message for former President Barack Obama at the Values Voter Summit Saturday: the American economy is booming because the Trump administration is rolling back Obama administration policies. “It’s been two years of promises made and promises kept, and we’re just getting started,” Pence told the conference audience in Washington, DC. He cited more than four million jobs created since President Donald Trump took office, record low black and Hispanic unemployment, wages rising at the fastest pace in a decade, and the highest middle class income in recorded history. Pence said this did not just...
  • HP's Metal Jet 3D printer may build your next car's innards

    09/22/2018 1:43:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNET ^ | September 10, 2018 | Stephen Shankland
    Humans have figured out lots of ways to shape metal -- casting it with a mold, stamping it, drilling holes and milling surfaces in a machine shop, even zapping it with a laser. Well, now you can add a new method: 3D printing. A number of companies offer metal 3D printing, which creates products and components layer by layer with a computer-controlled system tracing its lineage to ordinary inkjet printers. But on Monday, printing giant HP announced it's entered the market with the ambition to dramatically lower prices, courtesy of a $400,000 product called the Metal Jet. "We're really going...
  • Trump’s policies making a real difference

    09/21/2018 2:21:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Citizen's Voice ^ | September 21, 2018 | George Dethlefsen
    Editor: President Trump’s tax cuts are working — in more ways than one. Just take a look at the energy industry. Because of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, more than 100 electric, gas, and water utility providers have slashed their rates, rewarding customers with cheaper energy. All in all, recent utility rate reductions amount to $3 billion. That’s $3 billion in energy savings for Main Street America. Having a level playing field for all forms of energy, and employing an “all of the above” strategy, lowers the price you pay for energy. And financially healthy energy companies are better...
  • President Trump Merchandise Selling Well Leading Up to MSU Rally

    09/20/2018 5:49:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KOZL-TV ^ | September 20, 2018 | Brea Douglas
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--In the days leading up to President Donald Trump's visit to Springfield, there are some people who have been cashing in on the anticipation of his arrival. You might have noticed while driving around town that there are a number of tents set up with Trump merchandise. One of them is from Florida and the other from South Carolina. They are Trump supporters who crisscross the county setting up at his events to sell t-shirts, hats, flags, and more. A trip down Glenstone and you'll spot President Trump memorabilia a mile a way. The vendors have descended upon Springfield...
  • Alibaba's Jack Ma says Trump's trade war killed promise of 1 million U.S. jobs

    09/20/2018 10:36:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 20, 2018 | Reuters
    Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma said the company can no longer meet its promise to create 1 million jobs in the United States due to trade tensions between Washington and Beijing, China's Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday. Ma has already warned that the trade war between the world's two largest economies could last decades and that China should focus exports on the "Silk Road" trade route, citing Africa, Southeast Asia and Europe. Ma met President Donald Trump two years ago and laid out the Chinese e-commerce giant's plan to bring one million small U.S. businesses onto its platform to sell to...
  • Beto O’Rourke blames Black Americans not working for illegal aliens working [video]

    09/20/2018 10:11:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    THE HAYRIDE.COM ^ | Sep 20, 2018 | Bethany Blankley
    Beto O’Rourke blames Black Americans not working for illegal aliens working [video] September 20th, 2018 Bethany Blankley Beto told a black Texan that he and other Americans created the need for illegal aliens working because they are not working a cotton gin. Yes, he said this– in public– on video. During a town hall event on Wednesday night, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) — running against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the Senate seat — told a black American who questioned his support for illegal aliens. O’Rourke then compared the aliens from Central America and Mexico to the modern version of...
  • Billionaire Ken Langone: 'This economy is booming,' and Trump deserves a lot of credit for it

    09/20/2018 10:05:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 20, 2018 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    President Donald Trump's economic agenda is fueling a resurgence in the economy that cannot be denied, billionaire businessman and philanthropist Ken Langone told CNBC on Thursday. "This economy is booming," said Langone, a longtime supporter of GOP candidates who was not always a fan of Trump. "I think he's made a lot of moves that are constructive to the economy." Since Trump took office, the gross domestic product is growing at a 3 percent-plus rate. The unemployment rate is currently around a 50-year low. Langone, co-founder of Home Depot, said "every indicator" for the moment is showing a clear path...
  • How teams (and Riot) are recreating the Korean boot camp (Video gaming/E-Sports)

    09/19/2018 9:28:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Real Sports ^ | September 19, 2018 | Daniil Volkov
    There's no better way to practice than going to South Korea. But this might very well change, as teams are already trying to recreate the Korean boot camp experience. The 2018 World Championship is coming! With that, many Western teams have already taken the first customary step to prepare for the event. Of course, I’m talking about the Korean boot camp. The boot camp practice is widespread, and competitive powerhouses like TSM, Fnatic, Immortals, G2 Esports have all spoken out on how much better it is to train in South Korea compared to their home regions. For one, Korea has...
  • Sycuan Begins Hiring for Over 700 New Positions (California)

    09/18/2018 11:20:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Cision PR Newswire ^ | September 18, 2018
    SAN DIEGO, Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sycuan Casino announced today that the organization is now hiring for over 700 new positions for its hotel and resort expansion. The variety of new positions are in the food and beverage, hotel and casino divisions. Sycuan is kicking off its hiring efforts with a job fair this Thursday, September 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the East County Career Center. Sycuan will host a series of job fairs through the remainder of this year and into 2019. Many of the job fairs hosted by Sycuan will have hiring managers on-site...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    09/18/2018 5:17:45 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/18/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    There is Breaking News from Syria overnight with 15 Russian servicemen dead after their plane was shot down by Syrian air defenses during a sudden Israeli air attack. Russia's Defense Ministry says 4 Israeli F-16's used the larger Russian IL-20 plane as a decoy for their attack on the northern Syrian city of Latakia. Russia says it reserves the right to an "adequate response".... US UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is in a knot accusing Russia of "cheating" on North Korea sanctions. Haley spoke at the UN Security Council yesterday..... South Korea's President Moon Jae In arrived in North Korea today...
  • Kavanaugh did nothing wrong

    09/17/2018 6:52:38 PM PDT · by upchuck · 31 replies
    blog ^ | Sep 17, 2018 | Don Surber
    Let's pretend the allegations are true. Let's pretend that while in high school, Judge Brett Kavanaugh got drunk at a party and made a pass at a girl. She fended him off, and was so traumatized for life that she is now a college professor. So what? If making an ass of himself disqualifies him for the Supreme Court, then please, let the impeachment hearings begin because he already is on the federal bench. I want Republicans to have the courage to call the bluff of the Marxists in the Democratic Party. This could be a watershed moment in American...
  • The first common 3D-printed buildings might be army barracks

    09/17/2018 6:23:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Fast Company ^ | September 14, 2018 | Jesus Diaz
    We’ve seen 3D-printed houses, ceilings, and bridges. But one of the most sensible uses for the technology may be by the U.S. Marine Corps, which recently finished printing the world’s first 3D-printed concrete barracks. The new technique is safer and less wasteful compared to conventional construction methods–and the research, a collaboration with the architectural firm SOM, could change how emergency housing and infrastructure are built, too. “The clearest advantage is flexibility,” Captain Matt Friedell, the Additive Manufacturing Lead at the Marine Corps Systems Command, headquartered in Quantico, Virginia, says over email. “We can make walls, obstacles, buildings, and other structures...
  • Dems Object to Federal Pay Freeze [semi-satire]

    09/17/2018 10:59:10 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    Democrats in Congress are calling for legislation to reinstate a pay increase that President Trump canceled by executive order. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md) labeled Trump’s pay freeze “an indefensible attack on the hard-working government employees who keep the country going.” The reasoning behind the federal pay freeze is that government workers already earn far more for comparable work than their private sector counterparts. According data from Bureau of Economic Analysis, annual wages for federal government employees is nearly $89,000 vs. $59,000 for similar jobs in the private sector. When fringe benefits are counted, the gap widens to $127,000 vs. $71,000....
  • North v South: Fascinating images show the contrast between life either side of Korea's borders

    09/17/2018 10:18:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 17, 2018 | Chris Pleasance and Agence France Presse
    • Korea has been split into North and South since the Soviets and US divided it up after the Second World War • South prospered economically under democracy, while the North isolated itself under a communist regime • Life on either side of the border is now very different, though some common themes remain between the two • Photographer Ed Jones captured this fascinating series showing similarities and differences between them It is more than seven decades since Korea was divided into North and South at the end of the Second World War - and since then life has become...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    09/17/2018 5:23:43 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/17/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual assault. The alleged victim had contacted Democratic members of Congress months ago anonymously with Democrats revealing the matter after Kavanaugh's nomination hearings ended.... In Sochi, Russia today President Vladimir Putin is meeting the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss Syria..... Over the weekend a Russian general said that militants have moved canisters of chlorine into a village in Idlib in preparation for a false flag chemical attack that would be used to justify an attack on Syria by the US and allied nations..... Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman...
  • Faraday Future announces mass hiring (1,000 jobs in California)

    09/16/2018 8:25:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Hanford Sentinel ^ | September 12, 2018 | Julissa Zavala
    HANFORD — Faraday Future officials welcomed newly hired employees Tuesday at its Hanford factory and have announced even more hiring efforts. The announcement comes just in time, as the first pre-production FF 91 luxury electronic vehicle was recently built at the Hanford facility, which is located in Hanford's Industrial Park. Vince Nguyen, director of human resources and recruiting - product and technology at Faraday Future, said the company has hired around 100 employees to work in the Hanford facility and ultimately hopes to employ around 1,000 people by mid-2019. Currently, Nguyen said a majority of the new hires have original...
  • From Houston to Asia and back, ethane's final form is packaging

    09/16/2018 5:23:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | September 14, 2018 | Jordan Blum
    Open a bag of frozen shrimp from Walmart. Toss the packaging in the trash. Two routine tasks, but they represent final commercial destinations for ethane molecules freed from Texas shale, a journey that has not only taken them hundreds of miles to Houston’s massive petrochemical complex, but also around the world and back again in the carefully choreographed dance of global supply chains. Each day, hundreds of trucks and rail cars move pellets of ethane-derived polyethylene from petrochemical plants, such as Exxon Mobil's in Mont Belvieu, to the Port of Houston. There, the pellets are loaded by the ton onto...
  • These part time jobs can earn you $75k a year

    09/15/2018 8:57:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Job Network ^ | September 13, 2018 | Peter Jones
    You want a high-paying gig, but without being tied down by a set schedule or a single job. Trouble is, you always thought part-time jobs paid little. Well, you thought wrong. The gig economy is out there, waiting for you. And the best news is: you don’t have to wait to have a college degree to get started raking in the dough. Here are several high-paying part-time jobs that could help you generate a fabulous annual salary when combined. 1. Social Media Assistant Put your Facebook skills to work helping companies manage their online profiles and marketing. You can get...
  • California nightmarin'

    09/15/2018 6:39:06 PM PDT · by upchuck · 25 replies
    blog ^ | Sep 14, 2018 | Don Suber
    This summer Sirius XM devoted a channel to the Beach Boys. One Saturday morning, top down and cruising as fast as I can, I heard "Good Vibrations" followed by "Surf's Up." I should have been elated. They are the quintessential Beach Boys tunes. But I was depressed because they sang of a California that is no more. The Golden State is Pinchbeck*. The California Dream is so over that the descendants of Okies are headed back to Muskogee. "Federal data released Wednesday show that California has the highest poverty rate in the nation," The Hill reported. "The Census Bureau's Supplemental...