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  • Razor burn: Gillette ad stirs online uproar

    01/16/2019 10:47:38 AM PST · by MonkToya · 28 replies
    AP ^ | MAE ANDERSON
    A Gillette ad for men invoking the #MeToo movement is sparking intense online backlash, with accusations that it talks down to men and groups calling for a boycott. But Gillette says it doesn’t mind sparking a discussion. Since it debuted Monday, the Internet-only ad has garnered nearly 19 million views on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter — a level of buzz that any brand would covet. The two-minute ad from Procter & Gamble’s razor brand shows men and boys engaging in bullying and sexual harassment and encourages men to “say the right thing” and “act the right way.” Taking on bullying,...
  • Ivanka Trump given HUGE NEW ROLE by US President in search for World Bank president

    01/15/2019 8:05:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Express ^ | January 16, 2019 | Sam Stevenson
    IVANKA Trump will take part in the nomination process in the search for a new president of the World Bank, amid previous speculation she might run for the position herself. The White House made the announcement on Tuesday. Ms Trump had previously been touted as a potential president of the global financial institution. But the White House confirmed on Tuesday she is not a contender for the post. Ms Trump, a senior White House adviser, was asked to participate in the search for a new World Bank president by Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin. She was asked because of her financial...
  • Battle Of Brexit: Today The British Prime Minister Offers "Brexit In Our Time" Because.....

    01/15/2019 4:52:21 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/15/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    (COMMENTARY) Nigel Farage was explaining to a caller yesterday that 95 percent of British businesses don't do business with the EU. His statement of fact reminds us that the "little people" mean nothing in this debate. As "Mr. Brexit" has often explained, we have a corporatist system of government in the nations of the world where big banks, big business and big government are one. Its been almost 80 years since a British Prime Minister waved a piece of paper with the cameras rolling and even televising to a small audience with the BBC's Richard Dimbleby (David Dimbleby's father) announcing...
  • Dubai Expo 2020: Two year countdown begins

    01/15/2019 3:30:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Gulf Business ^ | October 20, 2018 | Robert Anderson
    On October 20 this month it will be two years until Dubai officially opens what is expected to be the largest event ever seen in the Arab world. Since securing the 2020 World Expo, Dubai has promised a spectacle that will contribute to the UAE’s national vision, boost its international reputation, stimulate economic, cultural and scientific growth on a local and global level and leave a lasting and sustainable legacy. No small task, but there have been plenty of encouraging indications since the successful bid in November 2013. In recent months alone we have seen signs of the promised scale...
  • France: Yellow Vests And The Media-Deep Disrust Plus Danger From Police Attacks

    01/15/2019 2:33:50 AM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/14/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "I don't think the media has been very fair to the gilets jaunes" Yellow Vests Protester Michael Bonjour In Bourges, France 1/12/2019 "I've been to several of the protests in Paris and the things I've seen...police officers hitting people who weren't doing anything wrong four or five times, sometimes over the head. Horrible injuries, with people (gilets jaunes) covered in blood" Yellow Vests Protester Michael Bonjour In Bourges France 1/12/2019 On Saturday Yellow Vests protesters expressed their dissatisfaction with media coverage of their protest. Both government and "private" media are seen as giving a one sided picture of things with...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 1/14/2019

    01/14/2019 5:20:54 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/14/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Good Morning. The third attempt to form a new Swedish government since last September's General Election is underway this week..... The British Prime Minister Theresa May making her final pitch for her controversial Brexit plan considered a sellout to the European Union by those who campaigned for a total separation from the EU when Brexit was approved in the June 2016 referendum..... The leading political party in the polls in France right now, the National Rally led by Marine Le Pen, held a national convention over the weekend to roll out its list of candidates for the European Parliament elections...
  • Battle of Brexit: Remainers Run Political Machine, They Stop At Nothing To Stop Brexit

    01/14/2019 2:46:01 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/13/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    (COMMENT AND ANALYSIS) "I think there's now a genuine danger that we may end up having a second referendum on the EU. Huge forces are working on this, and will try to get their way in the weeks to come. Prepare for an ambush" Peter Hitchens-"Mail On Sunday" Column 1/12/2019 "I think what they're going to do to us is they're going to extend Article 50. I think in time they will be able to force a second referendum upon us. I'm not certain of that, but they may. And we have two. I have two, you have two choices....
  • Dear Libertarians: Trade Deficits Matter

    01/13/2019 1:32:25 PM PST · by Thalean · 8 replies
    American Greatness ^ | January 13, 2019 | Spencer P Morrison
    Steve Hanke recently set out to prove “why President Trump’s trade message and protectionist policies are rubbish” in a Forbes article. Instead, the Johns Hopkins University economist exposed himself as a word-mincing, logic-twisting sophist—just like every other intellectual mercenary associated with the faux-libertarian propaganda mill that is the Cato Institute. Hanke’s argument: trade deficits don’t exist, China is not screwing America, and President Trump (the village idiot) is jousting windmills. The real problem is lazy Americans who shop-til-they-drop and demand welfare “gimmies” from Uncle Sam.
  • France Latest: The Yellow Vests Rise Again, Official Estimate Of 84-Thousand Today

    01/12/2019 5:08:47 PM PST · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/12/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The police said ha that 50-thousand protested last week, but this week they say the number was up to 84-thousand. The media locally is admitting that today's protests were predominately peaceful in France. The Interior Minister for the government of President Emmanuel Macron Christophe Castaner heaped praise on the police, working long hours without being fully compensated for their overtime, receiving one-time partial payments in the hundreds of dollars for thousands of dollars worth of work in the last two months of 2018. Some eight thousand protesters estimated in Paris. Other statistics included 6700 for the protest called in the...
  • Sonic Automotive now hiring for new call center in Lowell [North Carolina]

    01/12/2019 4:43:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Gaston Gazette ^ | January 10, 2019 | Michael Barrett
    Hiring and recruiting has officially begun for what is set to become the largest office development in Gaston County’s history. Sonic Automotive has committed to creating and maintaining 500 new jobs over the next 12 years at its new complex along Interstate 85 in Lowell. While all of those positions won’t be created at once, the company will move as fast as possible to fulfill its own vision and its promise to the local community, said Rachel Richards, Sonic Automotive’s vice president of retail strategy. “We are now filling positions based on need,” she said Thursday, adding that the Lowell...
  • Corporate diversity is just another misguided policy from Democrats

    01/12/2019 1:35:47 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/12/2019 | Kristin Tate
    House Democrats have a plethora of initiatives in the new Congress. One of the top priorities for the Congressional Black Caucus and incoming Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters is corporate boardroom diversity. Waters proposed creating a House subcommittee on diversity and inclusion that would force companies to quantify their board members by race and gender. By targeting publicly traded companies, this creates a vacuum that would ultimately harm employees of all racial and economic backgrounds, especially the further down the chain you go. The government should foster diversity through individual success, not through federal coercion. You can hear it...
  • Black Caucus Demands Course Correction for U.S. [semi-satire]

    01/12/2019 1:09:11 PM PST · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Jan 2019 | John Semmens
    Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif), chairperson of the 55-member Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the most numerous in our nation’s history, has set the Caucus’ sights on “reversing the trauma inflicted on people of color by the Trump Administration over the past two years. We will use our tremendous power and influence to undo Trump’s evil plan to force millions of voters off of welfare and into the labor economy.” “The notion that a job is the answer to curing poverty and improving one’s life is a myth,” Bass contended. “Curing poverty has been the task of government since the 1960s’ Great...
  • New engines help boost hiring for GE River Works plant [Massachusetts]

    01/12/2019 10:14:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Daily Item ^ | January 11, 2019 | Thor Jourgensen
    Like an island bathed in sunshine but surrounded by stormy seas, General Electric Aviation’s River Works plant is hiring at record levels and shouldering big aviation contracts even as GE works its way out of a corporate slide. Company executives hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony a month ago to inaugurate the River Works assembly and shipping area for the new T408 helicopter engine. The ceremony capped off GE Aviation’s success in landing a $143 million initial production contract in 2017 to build 22 engines to power a new Marine Corps heavy-lift helicopter. State Rep. Peter Capano retired from a 29-year career...
  • Trump Deserves Credit for China’s Changing Stance on Trade

    01/12/2019 9:49:18 AM PST · by bitt · 7 replies
    amgreatness.com ^ | 1/11/2019 | tony shaffer
    President Trump is gaining the advantage over China in his long-term trade strategy, proving the naysayers wrong with his decision to use tariffs as leverage. When Donald Trump first introduced his aggressive trade policy and imposed targeted counter-tariffs to push back against China’s rampant trade manipulation, most of the so-called experts remained skeptical. President Trump’s strategy was deemed too dangerous by commentators, who also predicted that it would be powerless to contain China’s economic aspirations. The president never wavered, though—and his commitment has paid off faster than anyone could have predicted. Beijing last month announced it would cut tariffs on...
  • Act 9 Of The Yellow Vests Protest In France

    01/12/2019 2:38:35 AM PST · by Nextrush · 15 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/11/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    (LATEST INFORMATION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST) And here we are early in the morning in the USA, already a winter's morning in France with a late sunrise and as the day progresses we will see what kind of protest activity will emerge. A week of intense government propaganda with government media and "private" media of the big coroporations aligned with the regime, if you will, of banker turned politician Emmanuel Macron........
  • France Latest: Yellow Vests Protest Plans Tomorrow In Act 9 Met With Government Controls

    01/11/2019 1:47:07 PM PST · by Nextrush · 20 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/11/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    After plans were laid for a Yellow Vests protest in Boruges, France, a city of some 66-thousand about a 150 miles from Paris, the prefect of the area called Cher has announced a protest ban for tomorrow. Catherine Ferrier told BFM-TV this morning that she is signing a decree to ban demonstrations in the historic city center and will only allow protest on the periphery of the city. Metro stations are being closed in Paris and an exclusion zone including part of the Champs-Elysees, the Palace de la Concorde, the Elysee Palace and the Ministry of the Interior is established...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 1/11/2019

    01/11/2019 2:41:33 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/11/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    As we enter the Friday-Saturday news window when things happen to avoid publicity about them one wonders what might be next in the dispute between President Trump and Democrats over funding a barrier on the southern border.... The Battle of Brexit. Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on the attack ahead of next Tuesday's expected vote rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May's proposal for withdrawal from the European Union..... To France where a cabinet minister in the government of President Emmanuel Macron says she is looking into foreign power giving support to the Yellow Vests protests..... US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talking...
  • Sunconomy to develop 3D printed concrete homes in Texas

    01/11/2019 12:45:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    3D Print Industry ^ | January 8, 2019 | Tia Vialva
    Sunconomy, a U.S. construction company, has received permits to build its first 3D printed geopolymer additively manufactured house in Lago Vista, Texas. Larry Haines, the founder of Sunconomy, stated, “We will be able to build the structure for a single family house in a day with virtually no waste, and built super strong and providing very low utility costs. Now that’s Sustainable!” Sustainable, 3D printed homes Sunconomy plans to manufacture 3D printed concrete homes under the name the “Genesis model” using its own additive manufacturing system. These homes will include three bedrooms, and two bathrooms with a detached garage, solar,...
  • British Politics: Conservative Party Campaign Manager For Nigel Farage Opponent Found Guilty

    01/10/2019 1:47:57 PM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/10/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    In the 2015 General Election in the UK Nigel Farage was making a bid to be elected to the House of Commons when he led the United Kingdom Independence Party. When the results were counted election night in the South Thanet constituency it took all night as many postal ballots (absentee ballots) were counted. In the end Conservative Party candidate Craig Mackinlay won but there was the smell of wrong doing by the Tories in this race and dozens of others across the UK. Cases were brought against the Conservatives under British electoral laws and finally Wednesday a jury made...
  • The Evers Principle [Wisconsin Politics and Football]

    01/09/2019 2:35:45 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 11 replies
    MacIver Institute ^ | January 9, 2019 | Dan O'Donnell
    Wisconsin got a bold new leader on Monday; a young, dynamic, charismatic figure who is as innovative as he is likeable and who promises fundamental change through sheer force of will. Wisconsin’s new governor was also sworn in. To say that the Packers hiring Matt LaFleur to be their new head coach overshadowed Tony Evers’ inauguration would be the understatement of the new year. After news broke late Monday afternoon that the former Tennessee Titans’ offensive coordinator would be Green Bay’s coach, Evers’ inauguration became an afterthought. That’s not a dig at a state or a media far too obsessed...