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  • Must love heavy metal: Local manufacturers feeling that worker shortage too (Minnesota)

    02/26/2017 6:22:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Detroit Lakes Tribune ^ | February 26, 2017 | Kaysey Price
    When BTD employee, Derrick Cariveau extends a hand to introduce himself mid-shift, his palms are a little dirty, and he talks a little louder to make sure his voice carries over the noise of welding robots. The faint smell of welding smoke and coolant is detectable in the air—it's a shop where work gets done, but it's far from the sweatshop some may think when they hear "manufacturing." Safety is always put first, and the reality is that with robots breaking into—and reshaping—the manufacturing industry, a lot of the heavy lifting is being taken care of by robotic hands rather...
  • Joint Address Issues Survey

    02/26/2017 6:05:41 PM PST · by amorphous · 24 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | 26 Feb 2017 | White House Staff
    In just two days, President Donald J. Trump will deliver his highly anticipated first Address to a Joint Session of Congress. There is an incredible spirit of optimism sweeping across the Nation, and in preparation for this address, the President has hosted numerous listening sessions at the White House. During these meetings he has heard from men and women from all over the country about issues that are impacting American families, communities, and workers. Now is your chance to give your input. We want to know what issues you want President Trump to focus on and your ideas for the...
  • A Trump voter’s message to retailers: ‘Keep your mouths shut about our president’

    02/26/2017 4:08:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 25, 2017 | Abha Bhattarai
    Mary Carson picks up her leopard-print tote bag and tugs on her leopard-print scarf. “I’m just going to do a little bit of business,” the 77-year-old says as she walks into Neiman Marcus at the Tysons Galleria in Northern Virginia and asks for the manager. He appears in a pinstripe suit and shakes her hand. “I’m very disappointed in what’s happened with the Trump line,” she tells him. “I hate to do this — I’m not a real activist — but I learned a long, long time ago that you cannot mix business and politics.” The manager listens patiently. Carson,...
  • Why It Matters What President Trump Eats (One of the silliest articles you'll read this month)

    02/26/2017 1:01:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 21, 2017 | Joseph Erbentraut
    It appears that one of the most visible achievements of Michelle Obama’s legacy as first lady will live on in the Trump White House: her garden. First lady Melania Trump announced last week that she would preserve the White House vegetable garden planted in 2009. It came as a surprise to many nutrition advocates and food policy experts, who had expressed fears that Michelle Obama’s garden and the health and nutrition initiatives it symbolized could be endangered under the Trump administration. Some advocates, including Michael Jacobson, president of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, are lauding the new...
  • Citizens, Immigrants, and Illegals: A Long-Blind Nation Sees Clearly Again

    02/25/2017 8:25:01 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 24, 2017 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    > There are about 95 million people of working age in America who are outside the workforce, some willingly, most unwillingly. They just can’t find jobs. For as long as there have been movie theaters, there have been some kids who’ve snuck in without paying. Whether it’s for a single film or a double feature, they know as long as they’re in the theater that there’s a chance they may get caught. At any point, they might be asked to show their ticket stub, and if they can’t… they know they’ll be tossed out. If it happens, they won’t complain,...
  • Californians Rally for Single-Payer Health Care System

    02/24/2017 7:57:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 23, 2017 | Eric Scheiner
    KTXL reports that a rally was held in Sacramento, California Wednesday by proponents of a bill that would create a one payer health care system. Participants included health care unions and patients. Dr. Paul Song told KTXL, “If we make the system more efficient by having one payer, we can save billions of billions of dollars a year. Plus, we don’t really need to put any more money in - the money is there.” Bill co-author Senator Toni Atkins of San Diego says Californians shouldn’t have Washington dictate how healthcare is provided to its citizens. She tells KTXL, now that Californians...
  • Cosmetics Company Launches Anti-Trump Hair Care Product

    02/24/2017 7:50:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 24, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Cosmetics brand Lush, popular among young girls and hipsters for their “bath bombs,” is launching a new anti-President Trump hair care product. According to Cosmopolitan, Lush announced plans to release a hair treatment called “Yuge,” a play on the way Trump pronounces the word “huge,” alongside an “orange faced, tiny-handed man” at their 2017 Lush Summit. The “Yuge” product is reportedly a hot oil treatment that will “add volume and softness to your hair.” Cosmopolitan notes the product is not currently available as it is being tested on humans in the U.K. (Lush opposes animal testing). Lush’s homepage features two statements opposing...
  • Black Lives Matter group opens coffee shop, safe space (Vermont)

    02/24/2017 11:22:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Wisconsin Gazette ^ | February 24, 2017 | Joel Banner Baird, The Burlington Free Press
    Social change often firms up around a table, over cups of coffee, believes Ebony Nyoni, who on Saturday opened a new Black Lives Matter community center, safe space, fair-trade emporium and cafe in Winooski, Vermont. Until a month and a half ago, Nyoni operated a beauty supply and hair braiding service here on Main Street. “Then I realized, hearing the stories of many, many Chittenden County residents of color, that there was definitely a need for a place they could come to, and to tell their stories in a more purposeful way,” she said. Creating a convergence at the new...
  • How Angry Will You Be If The Republicans In Congress Do Not Repeal Obamacare?

    02/24/2017 5:33:55 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 136 replies
    Econmic Collapse ^ | 02/23/17 | Michael Snyder
    Top Republicans are now publicly saying that Obamacare will never be fully repealed. In fact, many Republicans in Congress are already using the term “repair” instead of “repeal” to describe what is going to happen to Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law. Without a doubt, the Republicans in Congress are eventually going to do something, but strategists in both parties are now suggesting that most of the key elements of Obamacare are going to remain once everything is all said and done. It will be put into a more “conservative” package, but it will still be Obamacare. On Thursday, former House...
  • Filipino food chain Jollibee draws crowd in Winnipeg

    02/24/2017 12:33:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Western Investor ^ | February 21, 2017
    Hundreds of Winnipeggers braved -27 C temperatures for the early-morning opening of Canada’s first Jollibee restaurant in mid-December 2016. The Filipino food service franchise said 500 people were lined up by the time the restaurant opened at 7:30 a.m. Jollibee is the ninth-largest fast-food company in the world with more than 3,000 stores, and is considered the McDonald’s of the Phillipines. It is best known for its pineapple-topped hamburgers, Chickenjoy fried chicken and Jolly spaghetti. Winnipeg was chosen as the first Canada location because it has the largest population of Filipinos, per capita, in the country. “We are very encouraged...
  • Cisco chairman John Chambers explains how Trump will be a boon to tech startups

    02/23/2017 6:43:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    CNBC ^ | February 23, 2017 | Deborah Findling
    Cisco executive chairman and tech investor John Chambers believes the Trump administration and Congress will make startups great again by loosening regulations and making it easier for more companies to go public. "You've got to really enable the next generation of start-ups," Chambers told CNBC's Josh Lipton. "It starts with regulation, in terms of making it easier for companies to do this," said Chambers. "It comes with, really, making America great in the startup community again." Start-ups will be pivotal to America's future economic growth, said Chambers. Though 90 companies that went public on the Nasdaq last year, he stressed...
  • Is EU Getting Worried About High Debt?

    02/23/2017 2:00:22 PM PST · by davikkm · 1 replies
    IWB ^ | Victor Mozambigue
    Debt is not just an American or Chinese problem. The EU is equally mortified with debt and the problem is not just in Greece. As per the Maastricht Treaty, the countries EU states cannot have debt more than 60% of their GDPs. Currently, the situation is nowhere close to this ideal as 21 countries have passed this limit and 5 have more debt than their GDP. The situation is serious with Greece, where the debt is 177 percent of the GDP. While the world is focusing on Greece’s extreme debt crisis, Italy and Portugal easily miss the spotlight despite having...
  • The Billionaire-Owned, Corporate Media is as Worthless as Ever

    02/23/2017 1:03:24 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | 20 February 2017 | Michael Krieger
    Rather than focus its journalistic energy on chronicling the economic insecurity plaguing so many of our fellow Americans, the billionaire-owned corporate media appears entirely obsessed with chattering endlessly about Russia conspiracy theories and domestic coup plots. Instead of looking in the mirror and admitting how its countless errors and propaganda pushing led to multiple humanitarian disasters over the last couple of decades, the oligarch-owned mainstream media insists upon a narrative that Trump the individual is at the root of our problems, as opposed to an entrenched executive branch with excessive power. This is because the mainstream media isn’t actually concerned...
  • Trump's Mandate: Make America Prosperous Again

    02/23/2017 12:53:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 23, 2017 | Michael G. Zey
    Americans elected Donald Trump President of the United States because they believe he has the skills and determination to revive a stagnant economy and resuscitate the once-vaunted American jobs-creation machine. The president is issuing executive orders and formulating new legislation to fulfill his promise to slash regulations, increase America’s energy output and fund infrastructure projects. He has convinced Carrier, GM, and other companies to keep jobs in America and induced foreign enterprises Samsung and Alibaba to consider bringing jobs to the U.S. Not surprisingly, since Trump’s election optimism about the economy has soared, companies seem more willing to hire and...
  • Ivanka Trump visits center for minority-owned businesses

    02/22/2017 4:11:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Columbus Republic ^ | February 22, 2017 | Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press
    Ivanka Trump has expanded her research on economic policy with a visit to a Baltimore center for minority-owned small businesses. A White House official confirmed the Wednesday visit to the Raymond V. Haysbert Center for Entrepreneurship at the Greater Baltimore Urban League. The official said Trump participated in a round table discussion with business owners....
  • Thousands of new auto jobs expected in west Alabama

    02/22/2017 1:47:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WBRC-TV ^ | February 21, 2017 | Kelvin Reynolds
    TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Thousands of automotive jobs are coming to west Alabama but to get those jobs, you will require technical skill and training. They're jobs with current and future automotive parts suppliers for companies like Mercedes Benz US International. Donny Jones, COO for the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, says training for those jobs is already underway. "What we're seeing with the power grant and the $1.5 million we'll have an adult education component in K through 12 and preparing people for the jobs coming available here in West Alabama," Jones said. The positions are coming...
  • Tech firm Levementum planning to add 175 high-wage jobs ($88,000 a year in Indiana)

    02/22/2017 1:17:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Indianapolis Business Journal ^ | February 22, 2017 | Staff
    Arizona-based tech firm Levementum LLC, which opened an Indianapolis office less than a year ago, announced expansion plans Wednesday that include creating as many as 175 jobs in Indiana over the next five years. The customer-relationship management consultancy, which has 11 Indiana employees, plans to move in March to a 5,000-square-foot office space in The Union 525 building at 525 S. Meridian St. in downtown Indianapolis. The company has been housed in co-working spaces in Fountain Square and Fletcher Place with some employees working remotely. Indiana economic development officials said the company plans to hire consultants, developers and strategic account...
  • Alevo Energy eyes $250M expansion, 202 new jobs (North Carolina)

    02/22/2017 1:07:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Charlotte Business Journal ^ | February 22, 2017 | Ken Elkins
    Concord-based Alevo Energy is considering spending more than $250 million to expand production at its utility battery plant and add 202 jobs there. This week, Concord City Council voted to offer Alevo $4.2 million in corporate incentives if it chooses to expand and add jobs over the coming five years. Cabarrus County is considering a similar offer. “The jobs and the investment can have an important impact on the whole community,” says Joseph Beasley, economic development coordinator at the city of Concord. For Alevo, the project would become the first major infusion of capital since its owners announced in 2014...
  • Popeyes sold to Burger King parent for $1.8 billion

    02/22/2017 12:52:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Atlanta Business Journal ^ | February 21, 2017 | Jacques Couret
    Love that Chicken from... Ontario? Restaurant Brands International Inc. (NYSE: QSR) will buy Atlanta-based Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. (NASDAQ: PLKI) for $1.8 billion. Popeyes shareholders will get $79 in cash a share at closing -- a premium of 27 percent based on Popeyes’ 30-trading day Volume Weighted Average Price as of Feb. 10. The deal, expected to close by early April 2017, brings the New Orleans spicy chicken brand to the Ontario, Canada-based company that owns Burger King and Tim Hortons. Popeyes will continue to be managed independently in the United States. RBI plans to continue developing the brand at...
  • Democrat nightmare: What if Trump’s policies lead to prosperity?

    02/22/2017 8:34:46 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/22/17 | Herman Cain
    It can't happen! It won't happen! Please please please . . . Sean Hannity gave a litany of statistics the other night about crimes committed by illegal immigrants in this country. In response, Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera complimented Sean on his statistics, and then immediately pivoted to what the TV news stories would look like if the administration was rounding up 11 million “undocumented” immigrants in this country. Geraldo’s pivot was pure speculation. The administration’s latest directives on immigration say nothing about rounding up 11 million people.
  • .22 at Yuma WalMart in 2017

    02/22/2017 3:52:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    I have been monitoring the local WalMart to see if the .22 bubble shows any sign of deflating.  A heavy winter visitor presence has returned to Yuma.  I have not seen any .22 long rifle in WalMart for months. This afternoon was different.  I stopped at the store, and made my usual inspection of the ammunition counter.  There were thousands of .22 LR cartridges for sale, most of them in bulk packs.  Bulk packs are the preferred purchase of people who are buying the ammunition for resale, or simply to stock up.  All of the .22 ammunition there was...
  • Dakota pipeline builder says oil could flow in as few as two weeks

    02/22/2017 12:26:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 22, 2017 | Tom Kutsch and James Hill
    On the eve of the deadline for anti-Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to vacate camps in North Dakota, the company in charge of construction said in a court filing on Tuesday that oil could start flowing in as early as two weeks, beating previous estimates. Texas-based developer Energy Transfer Partners, the builder of the pipeline whose construction has sparked protests since last August over its location, said in the filing to the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., that the company "estimates and targets that the pipeline will be complete and ready to flow oil anywhere between the week of March...
  • Outside coastal cities an ‘other America’ has different values and challenges

    02/21/2017 5:36:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | February 21, 2017 | Chris Arnade in Youngstown, Ohio
    Anthony Rice’s house in Youngstown, Ohio is a mile away from a river valley once filled with factories offering jobs. Many of those left in the 1980s, and with them, many residents. His home is one of the few occupied on the street. Empty lots or boarded-up homes make up most of the block. He points to those remaining, listing his neighbors and their age. They are all over 70. “This neighborhood is okie-dokie, although not much goes down here”, he says. “Stores used to be all around here, but they mostly gone. The people left are either too old...
  • The Inside Story of How ‘The Apprentice’ Rescued Donald Trump

    02/21/2017 5:32:17 PM PST · by poconopundit · 23 replies
    Fortune Magazine ^ | September 8, 2016 | Michael Kranish,Marc Fisher
    Just when the Trump brand was teetering on the edge of no longer being the gold standard, along came TV producer, Mark Burnett. Burnett was the creator and chief architect of Survivor, the biggest of the TV reality shows that attracted viewers by the millions to watch beautiful people compete in exotic spots such as the Australian outback and the Polynesian islands. But Burnett's fabulous success couldn't mask one bit of unhappiness at the center of his life: he had little kids at home in New York and he was hardly ever there. "There has to be a way...
  • ‘’U.S. Oil Production To Soar By 3.5 Million Bpd Over The Next Five Years’’

    02/21/2017 1:42:46 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 19 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 21-02-2017 | 21-02-2017
    Two years ago, when Saudi Arabia launched an unprecedented campaign to crush high-cost oil producers, in the process effectively putting an end to the OPEC cartel (at least until last year's attempt to cut production), it made a bold bet that U.S. shale producers would be swept under when the price of oil tumbled, leading to a tsunami of bankruptcies, as well as investment and production halts. To an extent it succeeded, but where it may have made a glaring error is the core assumption about shale breakeven costs, which as we reported throughout 2016, were substantially lower than consensus...
  • Over-Regulation Has Criminalized the Practice of Medicine

    02/21/2017 9:11:44 AM PST · by amorphous · 12 replies
    This criminalization of everyday life is not just insanely costly and insanely counter-productive--it's insanely punitive. The average person has little exposure to the criminalization of everyday enterprise in America via over-regulation and outsized penalties for even accidental violations of rules and regulations. One field that continues to be burdened with excessive/counter-productive regulations and outsized penalties is the practice of medicine. I received the following email from a physician correspondent: "As you will see, physicians have to deal with the federal government's increasingly crazy and copious rules (like which patients they can screen for disease and how often). The following is...
  • The Household Debt Meltdown

    02/20/2017 2:20:16 PM PST · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Banyan Hill ^ | 17 February 2017 | Jocelynn Smith
    America has a debt problem. That shouldn’t come as a surprise. For as long as I can remember, we’ve had a debt problem. Americans have been endlessly told that debt is good. It builds good credit, and a little debt spending can help light a fire under the economy. According to the U.S. Debt Clock, the U.S. national debt has soared to $19.98 trillion, and it’s still climbing at a frightening pace. Approximately $20 trillion is more than a little debt spending, and the current administration is ready to whip out the White House credit card and spend at a...
  • Vanity--CBS and their new ad campaign "Real News"

    02/20/2017 1:05:04 PM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 15 replies
    Happened to be at my non-usual place for a manicure; they were blasting CNN and some CBS talk show with a bunch of clams on it called "The Talk" or some such tripe.
  • Trump revokes Obama’s final regulatory assault on the coal industry

    02/20/2017 11:24:48 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/20/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Turning things around Both Obama and Hillary made no secret of their disdain for the coal industry, and of their intention to do as much damage to it as they could. In fact, one of the reasons Donald Trump is now president is Hillary’s declaration that she was going to destroy a lot of coal industry jobs, which didn’t sit too well in formerly blue Pennsylvania. It’s only the start of what needs to be done, but Trump is acting quickly where he can to reverse Obama’s regulatory assault on the coal industry, and that includes a bill he signed...
  • Nevada official says Tesla Gigafactory has over 1,000 workers and hiring 150-200 more each month

    02/19/2017 5:19:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Teslarati ^ | February 19, 2017 | Carolyn Fortuna
    Head of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development says Tesla has hired more than 1,000 workers at its Gigafactory plant outside of Reno, and on pace to increase hiring by another 150 to 200 workers each month. Executive Director Steve Hill told the Senate Finance Committee last week during a budget review meeting that the California-based electric carmaker and energy company is ramping up hiring and expects the factory to have 3,200 workers by March 2018. “They’re hiring 150 to 200 more every month,” says Hill. News of Tesla’s workforce expansion comes on the heels of an independent audit...
  • NOW HIRING: Tempe company Endurance hiring 600, several Valley career fairs scheduled (Arizona)

    02/19/2017 4:50:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    KNXV-TV ^ | February 19, 2017 | Angie Koehle
    Looking for a new career? Valley employers are hiring and need quality workers. See if any of the positions fit your skill set. Endurance Tempe Endurance International Group in Tempe is hiring for 600 positions by Oct. 1. The company provides web hosting, domains and online solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. Positions include managers, technical support, sales and professional services. Apply here. Phoenix Career Fair Meet with dozens of employers in one day! The Phoenix Career Fair will be held Thursday, February 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Radisson Hotel Phoenix North. Come dressed to impress and...
  • In case you thought Trump was imploding . . .

    02/18/2017 5:40:31 PM PST · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    Angry Bear Blog ^ | 10 February 2017 | New Deal democrat
    For those of you who may be cocooned in the liberal blogosphere, I’m afraid I must administer a cold slap in the face. Here is the graph of Gallup’s Economic Confidence Survey from its inception nearly 10 years ago. Notice that spike to new highs right at the end?
  • Interview with Josh Waldron of SilencerCo on the HPA

    02/18/2017 5:04:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Hearing Protection Act (HPA) is the main bill now in the Congress to remove gun mufflers (silencers/suppressors/moderators) from the National Firearms Act.  The HPA is getting a lot of attention from the public, Congress and the media.  It has been the in the top ten of the bills viewed at the Congressional web site for many weeks.  For a while, both the 2015 version and the 2017 version, which are identically worded, were both in the top ten. Josh Waldron, CEO of SilencerCo, was instrumental in getting the bill introduced into Congress.  He is one of the founders...
  • Why Hudson's Bay and some other retailers won't dump Ivanka Trump's boycotted brand

    02/18/2017 2:25:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | February 18, 2017 | Sophia Harris
    Almost every day, Amanda Dexter takes to Twitter to chastise one of her favourite stores for carrying Ivanka Trump's products. Her target is the Hudson's Bay Company, where she used to shop for everything from housewares to clothing. Now every time the Bay posts on Twitter a new outfit she likes, Dexter reminds the department store she won't be buying it. The resident of Wakefield, Que., also tweets messages to the Bay such as, "You are looking worse and worse. Get on the right side of history by dumping #Trump brand." Dexter opposes many of the policies of U.S. President...
  • Trump’s Inroads in Union Ranks Have Labor Leaders Scrambling

    02/17/2017 6:07:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 17, 2017 | Noam Scheiber, Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush
    Donald J. Trump redrew the electoral map with his rousing economic nationalism and evocation of a lost industrial age. It was a message that drew many union members to his cause. And now it is upending the alliances and tactics of the labor movement itself. In early November, workers at the Momentive chemical plant in upstate New York went on strike to beat back pension and health care concessions. By January, the workers were invoking some of Mr. Trump’s populist campaign themes — but with a twist. They planned to picket outside the Manhattan home of the billionaire Stephen A....
  • IT Services Giant Accenture Plans U.S. Hiring Spree (15,000+ jobs)

    02/17/2017 4:30:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Fortune ^ | February 17, 2017 | Reuters
    Accenture said on Friday it would create 15,000 jobs in the United States, as IT services firms brace for a more protectionist U.S. technology visa program under President Donald Trump. The company is domiciled in Dublin, Ireland, but a majority of its more than 380,000 employees are in India. IT services companies came under the spotlight after Trump said that his administration would focus on creating more jobs for U.S. workers, who had been affected by the outsourcing of jobs abroad. Major IT service companies, particularly those based in India, use H-1B visas to fly engineers to the United States...
  • While Elites Played Empire, America Fell Apart

    02/17/2017 12:10:01 PM PST · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 14 February 2017 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Our extraordinary misallocation of national treasure and political power has set a banquet of consequences that few are willing to face, much less address head-on. If we had to sum up this vast misallocation, we might start by characterizing it as the result of a multitude of elites playing Empire with money borrowed from future generations. We can start the list of extraordinary misallocations of national treasure with the Neocon's endless wars of choice. Ten years ago, estimates of the total cost of the Iraq misadventure were $3 trillion: Cost of Iraq War: $3 Trillion; Cost of Solar Plants to...
  • McDonald's chains shutter across US in support of 'A Day Without Immigrants' protest

    02/17/2017 1:19:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    CNBC ^ | February 16, 2017 | Sarah Whitten
    Mom-and-pop shops aren't the only ones closing their doors to support immigrants as part of the "A Day Without Immigrants" protests. Several McDonald's locations have also shuttered for the day. The nationwide event is a combination of a protest and a strike. It is in response to President Donald Trump's immigration agenda, which has included a pledge to build a wall along the Mexican border and enact a travel ban on citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries. "The purpose of the protest is to show just how disruptive immigration changes by the government could impact consumers' everyday life," Darren Tristano, president...
  • [2012 FLASHBACK] What If Oil and Natural Gas Are Renewable Resources?

    02/17/2017 1:07:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 18, 2012 | Greg Lewis
    President Barack Obama and his green energy confederates are determined to scare the public about a declining supply of "fossil fuels." If we accept the idea that oil is produced by the conversion of organic matter -- from plants to dinosaurs -- under extreme pressure, we must also accept the idea that there is a limited supply of oil and that we've got to do everything we can to find a replacement for fossil fuels before we run out. The evidence is mounting that not only do we have more than a century's worth of recoverable oil in the United...
  • Hundreds apply for new jobs coming to Milton (West Virginia, 70+ openings)

    02/16/2017 9:40:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Herald-Dispatch | February 16, 2017 | Fred Pace
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/hundreds-apply-for-new-jobs-coming-to-milton/article_b4cbdc6d-4fd9-5ae2-9cbe-75777e662e2a.html
  • Making Made in America Great Again

    02/16/2017 6:02:28 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/16/17 | Megan Barth
    We need tax reform to make it easier to invest in American businesses, American products and American workers. It’s time for Congress to usher in a new era of American prosperity “As Factory Jobs Disappear, Ohio Town Has Few Options.” That headline from the New York Times has become an all-too-familiar staple of American journalism, a bitter reminder of how globalization has decimated the manufacturing sector in America’s heartland. Ohio alone lost 160,000 manufacturing jobs over a three-year period, thanks largely to low-cost imports. The Times story describes the heartache this economic upheaval sent through the city of Canton, shuttering...
  • VANITY-Recommendations for Online Backup Company

    02/16/2017 4:58:49 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 21 replies
    In light of the anti "grab your wallet" campaign, I need advise on an online backup company.
  • Dublin call center to add 560 full-time jobs with benefits (Ohio)

    02/15/2017 9:06:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | February 14, 2017 | Tim Feran
    HKT Teleservices plans to hire 560 people by Aug. 1 to work at its call center in Dublin, a result of "significant growth from an existing contract," said Dave Shapiro, president of the U.S. branch of the Hong Kong-based telecommunications company. That's more than twice the 230 that the company employs there. HKT has been in central Ohio for almost 15 years, but "the last two years, we've really had a growth spurt," Shapiro said. In 2015, for example, the company — then known as PCCW Teleservices — moved to a 52,000-square-foot space at 5200 Rings Road in Dublin from...
  • Hundreds expected to walk off work in Philly on ‘day without immigrants’

    02/15/2017 8:29:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Metro ^ | February 15, 2017 | Sam Newhouse
    President Donald Trump’s rise to the White House has been accompanied by increasingly harsh rhetoric about immigration. In response, local immigrant rights activists have decided to give Philly a taste of what the world would be like if proponents of mass deportations had their way. They've planned a “Day without Immigrants” (Un Dia Sin Immigrante) protest on Thursday. “What if a good chunk of Philadelphia society was gone in one day? This is what we’re talking about,” said Miguel Andrade, an organizer with Juntos, an immigrants' activist group that is coordinating the protest. Immigrants will be “closing shops, not sending...
  • Logan Airport Workers Fear Deportation (Aliens working in airports?)

    02/15/2017 7:55:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    WBZ-TV ^ | February 15, 2017 | Christina Hager
    BOSTON (CBS) – An immigrant worker at Logan Airport says his dream of becoming a U.S. citizen was stolen. In January he received a notice in the mail inviting him to a naturalization ceremony. He brought his mother. “This was like the end of it all. I was really proud. It was at the JFK library,” the employee said. The man spoke to WBZ-TV on the condition of anonymity because of what happened next. “They check this list and realize my name is not on there and they’re like, ‘You’re going to have to leave. Somebody’s going to have to...
  • Liberty, the world’s first commercial flying car is coming soon to the skies and the roads

    02/15/2017 1:17:27 PM PST · by TBP · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 15, 2017 | Mike Opelka
    A Dutch company called PAL-V is taking orders right now for the world’s first commercial flying car called the Liberty. Mike Opelka feels that this is a great and appropriate name for a flying car. He illustrates how if you want to avoid sitting in traffic, then fire up the Liberty. The company informs their full compliance with the global safety regulations and deliveries will begin in less than two years. In the “Pioneer Edition” of the Liberty there will be 90 units, personalizations, and costs $599,000 whereas the Liberty Sport will cost $399,000. Mike breaks down the specifications and...
  • Russia Sanctions Scandal Only Begins With Flynn’s Resignation

    02/15/2017 12:07:24 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 9 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 15-02-2017 | Charlie
    The resignation of General Michael Flynn after only 47 days as national security advisor over secret conversations with a Russian diplomat may only be the beginning of a wider scandal. As the White House considers a new national security advisor, and the debate now is centered on whether Flynn’s undisclosed talks concerned sanctions, and whether he was acting ‘rogue’, the controversy may not simply end with a resignation. National security is in question here. Last week, the Washington Post revealed that Flynn and Kislyak had discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia in the leading up to Trump’s inauguration as president, despite...
  • At Mar-a-Lago, Trump Puts Government Affairs on Display for All to See

    02/15/2017 11:04:35 AM PST · by Yo-Yo · 16 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 2/15/17 | KEVIN KNODELL
    At Mar-a-Lago, Trump Puts Government Affairs on Display for All to SeeOne of many potential security breaches by KEVIN KNODELL “The president receiving the news about the missile incident from North Korea on Japan with the prime minister sitting next to him,” Richard DeAgazio wrote on his public Facebook profile at 9:07 in the evening on Feb. 11, 2017. The post included the above photo. Pres. Donald Trump and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe were at the Mar-a-Lago, a private golf club the Trump family owned in southern Florida. DeAgazio — a retired investor who joined Mar-a-Lago three months earlier — documented the events...
  • Aetna CEO states the obvious: ObamaCare exchanges are now in a death spiral

    02/15/2017 9:33:39 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/15/17 | Robert Laurie
    Failure was the great promise of ObamaCare. Implosion was the plan. Democrats were counting on it Remember: All of this was by design. Failure was the great promise of ObamaCare. Implosion was the plan. Democrats were counting on it, with the intention that Hillary would be in office to pick up the pieces and march the nation over the single-payer cliff. That, of course, is where the plan fell apart.
  • Humana says adios to ObamaCare. Implosion continues

    02/15/2017 9:31:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/15/17 | Robert Laurie
    Crumbling down around us Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about the proposed merger between health insurance giants Aetna and Humana. It was big news throughout the last year. That plan has now disintegrated, and both companies are re-jiggering their plans as they move on separately. If you think ObamaCare is part of that scenario, think again. Last August, we learned of Aetna’s intentions for the ACA exchanges, and now we know Humana intends to follow suit.