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  • TX:Denny's and Gun Signs in Dallas

    03/26/2017 5:32:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On a Saturday morning in Dallas, Texas, my daughter and I decided to eat breakfast out. My grandson mentioned pancakes, so my daughter decided on a Denny's that was reasonably close, at 4567 Frankford Road. It took about five minutes to load up a one year old and a two year old into the car, in the proper car seats, and another five minutes to drive to the restaurant. On the way in, I noticed the 30.07 sign that banned open carry in the restaurant. The 30.07 sign is required by Texas law, if a private property owner decides...
  • Effort Underway to Legalize All Pot (Illinois)

    03/25/2017 9:14:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Alton Daily News ^ | March 25, 2017 | Greg Bishop - Illinois News Network and WBGZ-FM
    Proponents and opponents of legalizing pot in Illinois are firing up their talking points after a proposal to legalize the sale of weed for recreational purposes sprouted up this week. Opponents of legalizing, regulating and taxing pot say they don’t care how much revenue it could generate for Illinois’ failed finances. Amendments to bills in the House and Senate this week would allow for the sale of recreational marijuana with a $50 tax per ounce. That would be on top of any sales tax. Supporters says it could generate hundreds of millions of dollars a year for the state. Democratic...
  • Opinion: How the U.S. could bring back up to half the manufacturing jobs that moved overseas

    03/25/2017 4:29:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 10, 2017 | Harry Moser and Sandy Montalbano
    For decades, U.S. companies have been chasing cheap labor offshore and then importing products to sell in the U.S. market. Now, Trumponomics, a broader focus on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO quantifies all relevant costs, risks and strategic factors) and advanced manufacturing together have the potential to end the manufacturing stagnation of the past 30 years and create millions of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. Over the past 20 years, the boom in offshoring drove our goods trade deficit up by about $640 billion a year, costing us three to four million manufacturing jobs....
  • Boat-seat maker to expand, add 140 jobs (Indiana, $15/hour)

    03/25/2017 4:00:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Journal Gazette ^ | March 24, 2017 | Sherry Slater
    An Elkhart-based manufacturer is expanding its presence in New Haven. Lippert Components Manufacturing Inc. will invest more than $15 million to build a 300,000-square-foot factory at Edgerton and Ryan roads, according to a filing with Allen County's Department of Planning Services. The company will move in about $4 million in equipment, retain 185 jobs and add 140 positions paying $15 an hour on average, according to the filing. Plans call for vacating Lippert's facility on Nelson Road as operations are consolidated. The company makes seating for pontoon boats. For more on this story, see Saturday's print edition of The Journal...
  • Gun Manufacturer Colt To Add 100 Jobs, Buy West Hartford Headquarters (Connecticut)

    03/25/2017 3:49:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | March 24, 2017 | Stephen Singer
    Colt's Manufacturing Co., the gun maker that emerged from bankruptcy last year, is purchasing its West Hartford headquarters and manufacturing plant as part of a $23 million investment in Connecticut, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday. Colt's intends to keep its workforce of 600 workers and create 100 jobs over five years, Malloy said. The state Department of Economic and Community Development is providing a $10 million loan, with as much as $2 million forgiven if Colt's meets job milestones. The manufacturing facility and the land have a price of $13 million. Colt's, which sells guns to the military, police...
  • World's First Deep-Sea Mining Venture Set to Launch in 2019

    03/25/2017 2:17:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Seeker ^ | March 24, 2017 | Greg Walters
    Remote-controlled robots will journey to the bottom of the ocean in search of copper, nickel, cobalt, gold, and platinum as global demand for minerals surges. The world's first deep-sea mining operation will kick off in early 2019 when a Canadian firm, Nautilus Minerals Inc., lowers a trio of massive remote-controlled mining robots to the floor of the Bismarck Sea off the coast of Papua New Guinea in pursuit of rich copper and gold reserves. The machines, each the size of a small house, are equipped with rock-crushing teeth resembling the large incisors of a dinosaur. The robots will lumber across...
  • Impossible Foods to supersize production of lab-grown burger

    03/25/2017 2:02:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    C/NET ^ | March 22, 2017 | Dara Kerr
    The maker of meatless patties opens a large-scale production facility and plans to pump out 1 million pounds of faux meat every month. It's not easy to sink your teeth into one of Impossible Foods' lab-grown meatless hamburgers. After all, you can only get them at eight US restaurants. On Wednesday, though, the company said it will bring its Impossible Burger to 1,000 eateries by year's end. To make that happen, the firm is opening a factory the size of a city block. The goal is to make at least 1 million pounds of faux burger meat every month. "You...
  • Will Robots Replace American Workers?

    03/25/2017 9:32:01 AM PDT · by davikkm · 45 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    A recent report by the Los Angeles Times indicates that up to 38% of American jobs are at risk of being occupied by robots by the early 2030s. This alarming prediction is based on the advancement rates of artificial intelligence and technology. Food service, hospitality, truck driving, and other low wage jobs are at risk of being automated. Many Americans who work in these fields should be alarmed, thus working towards jobs or careers that require particular skill sets. The study confirms the increasing gap between the rich and poor members of society. Americans with careers or jobs that require...
  • Nightmare First Date? Tavern Will Help Ladies Who Use The Secret Code

    03/24/2017 4:59:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    WBBM-FM ^ | March 23, 2017 | Jeff Bellinger
    It’s the one drink you don’t want your new date to order during your first outing. Some Chicago bars are using a new method to help protect women’s safety. CBS 2’s Audrina Bigos shows us a secret code system that triggers a silent alarm if women feel they’re in danger. Inside New Line Tavern in the West Loop, Marisa Kersten noticed a sign in the ladies’ room. It tells women how they can get assistance from the staff in event a first date implodes or is turning scary. They need to repeat some secret codes at the bar. Staff member...
  • Gummy bear giant Haribo to build first North American plant in Pleasant Prairie with 400 jobs (WI)

    03/24/2017 4:18:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | March 23, 2017 | Jason Stein
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  • Governor Abbott Visits White House to Announce 20,000 New Jobs Coming to Texas

    03/24/2017 3:43:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    KFDX-TV ^ | March 24, 2017 | Barry Levy
    President Donald Trump welcomed Texas Governor Greg Abbott to the oval office to announce the opening of a Texas call center. The South Texas Call Center by Charter Communications announced the expansion last august. The firm plans to move 20-thousand jobs to the United States including a call center expansion in San Antonio. "Using high skilled high-quality workers actually saves money. If you do the job the right the first time. It's a lot less expensive than redoing it. We found that in the service business we found that we can do better with high skilled, high- quality workers," Thomas...
  • Trump’s Wall Costs $21.6 Billion; Illegal Immigration Costs $148.3 Billion Per Year

    03/23/2017 11:11:16 PM PDT · by Thalean · 19 replies
    "There are 3 basic types of costs I included in this estimate. 1. Federal Expenses: $31.9 Billion Expenses incurred at the federal level total $28.6 billion, according to the FAIR report. This number includes things like educational subsidies ($2.1 billion), healthcare costs ($5.9 billion, of which $750 goes to Obamacare subsidies), and justice costs etc. 2. State & Local Costs: $93.3 Billion This category includes a much broader range of expenses which I won’t go into here. Again, you can get a sense of what this looks like by reading my cost analysis on California. Once adjusted for inflation, as...
  • Kelly Shackelford on Why Gorsuch Is a Rock Solid Pick

    03/23/2017 1:46:24 PM PDT · by TBP · 10 replies
    Glenn Beck Program ^ | Monday, Mar 20, 2017 Source: | Kelly Shckelford
    Kelly Shackelford, president and CEO of First Liberty Institute, the largest legal firm in the nation dedicated exclusively to protecting religious freedom for all Americans, joined Glenn on set today to discuss the qualifications of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. Shackelford gave Gorsuch glowing marks. “A lot of people look at his education and see how incredible it was. He goes to Columbia undergrad, Harvard law school and then he went to Oxford. A lot of people don’t know why he went to Oxford. He went Oxford to study under the top brain in the world on natural...
  • SD: Governor Daugaard Vetoes Gun Law Reform

    03/23/2017 6:03:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On Friday, March 17, 2017, Governor Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota vetoed HB 1072, known as the Constitutional Carry bill, and HB 1156, which would have allowed a small number of South Dakota holders of Enhanced Concealed Carry permits to carry inside of the state Capitol. His veto letters reproduced below, sans headers and signature block. From I herewith return to you House Bill 1072 with my VETO.  House Bill 1072 is an Act to repeal and revise certain provisions relating to permits to carry a concealed pistol. The proponents of House Bill 1072 did not testify about...
  • Licensing restricts the right to work in NH

    03/22/2017 4:26:12 PM PDT · by 198ml · 8 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 3/21/17 | Grant Bosse
    Rest assured, Granite Staters. Your state government is hard at work protecting you from violent crime, dirty water and bad hair days. The state Board of Barbering, Cosmetology and Esthetics regulates who can cut hair professionally in New Hampshire. In order to obtain a barber’s license, you need to have a high school degree, 800 hours of instruction at a state-approved barbering school, 1,600 hours apprenticing under an already licensed barber, pass a test and pay a fee. There are even steeper requirements for cosmetology, defined as “arranging, dressing, curling, waving, cleansing, cutting, bleaching, coloring or similarly treating the hair...
  • Saudis Bet Big On Houston As Drilling Activity Picks Up

    03/22/2017 2:57:01 PM PDT · by bananaman22 ^ | 22-03-2017 | PARA
    A Saudi logistics company has just opened a Houston office to seize the opportunity to ship increased volumes of oilfield and plant construction equipment to the Port of Houston as the Texas and U.S. drilling activity is gaining momentum. Bahri Logistics – which had opened its U.S. headquarters in Baltimore back in 1992 – is now opening an office in Houston to take advantage of expected higher demand for oilfield equipment, called breakbulk cargo in the shipping industry: these are large items that need to be loaded and shipped individually rather than in containers. Bahri, or the National Shipping Company...
  • Do tax cuts pay for themselves?

    03/22/2017 12:19:35 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/22/17 | David Hogberg
    Cutting taxes isn't enough -- spending must be reduced Many Republicans still believe that tax cuts will unleash so much new economic activity that the tax revenue from that new activity will pretty much make up for any revenue foregone by cutting taxes. Columnist Megan McArdle notes that the GOP has been down this road before, most notably in the 1980s:
  • The silver-tongued liars' playbook

    03/22/2017 11:41:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/22/17 | Paul Driessen
    Coal ash scare stories are the latest tactic in their long war on coal-fueled electricity generation Coal-fired power plant scrubbers now remove 80-90 % of airborne particulate, mercury, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and other pollutants. But that means “fly ash” and noncombustible residues (what we used to call clinkers) must be sent to landfills. That’s opened a new front for anti-energy activists, who use accidents, “detectable” pollutants in water, and scary stories about health threats to advance their agenda. In 2008, a Tennessee Valley Authority earthen retainer dam near Knoxville ruptured, sending 5.4 million cubic yards of rain-soaked fly ash...
  • Trump’s Budget: Valuing Military Over Energy

    03/22/2017 10:57:37 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 9 replies ^ | 22-03-2017 | Nick
    Last week President Trump unveiled his budget blueprint, which detailed savage cuts to most areas of discretionary spending while boosting defense outlays by a whopping $54 billion. Nearly all government agencies were major losers under the President’s budget, except for those dealing with defense and border security. The Department of Energy would see a 5.6 percent cut, or a reduction of $1.7 billion. But digging into those numbers, certain areas of DOE were winners while others were losers. Areas of DOE dealing with clean energy, smart grid technologies, and electric vehicles are either entirely eliminated or suffer steep cuts. Meanwhile,...
  • Dems Praise Federal Reserve Appointee [semi-satire]

    03/22/2017 9:25:45 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Mar 2017 | John Semmens
    The appointment of University of Southern California Professor Raphael Bostic as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta garnered praise from some leading Democrats in Congress. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, top Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee, hailed the appointment, calling it "a long overdue injection of new blood into the governance of monetary policy. Up to now there has been no one to represent a gay black perspective on interest rates, banking, and the economy. Dr. Bostic's ascendance to this prominent position plugs a gap that has stigmatized Fed policy for over 100 years." California's Rep. Maxine Waters,...
  • RINOcare: it still sucks

    03/22/2017 8:48:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | David Hogberg
    Paul Ryan’s "American Health Care Act" was modified Monday. Now the pig has rouge and eye shadow in addition to lipstick Speaker Paul Ryan’s proposed “American Health Care Act” (a.k.a. RINOcare) got a bit of a makeover on Monday. Now the pig has rouge and eye shadow in addition to lipstick. To be fair, some of the changes are good ones. Amendments that will be added to RINOcare on the floor of the House will; • prevent any more states from expanding Medicaid; • allow states to impose work requirements on non-disabled Medicaid recipients; • permit states to receive Medicaid...
  • The American Health Care Act is a great, and necessary, start

    03/22/2017 8:16:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/22/17 | Herman Cain
    There is no other way to rebuild the house that was torn down by the Unaffordable Care Act. In my commentary this past Sunday, I broadly explained why there is no before the Unaffordable Care Act to go back to. Maybe it was too broad, because some Senators and House Republicans are still saying the American Health Care Act does not go far enough on delivering what was promised to the American people. Republicans promised to repeal the UCA, but they did not say how. The House Republicans came up with a three-phase approach to get as much of the...
  • Mexico Warns Firms That Building a Border Wall Is Not in Their Best Interests

    03/22/2017 12:43:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 21, 2017 | Reuters
    Mexico's government on Tuesday warned Mexican companies that it would not be in their best "interests" to participate in the construction of U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall, though there will be no legal restrictions or sanctions to stop them if they tried. While some Mexican companies stand to potentially benefit from the controversial infrastructure project, residents south of the border view the wall and Trump's repeated calls to have Mexico pay for it as offensive. That is putting public pressure on firms to abstain from participating. "We're not going to have laws to restrict (companies), but I believe considering...
  • House Republicans revise ObamaCare replacement

    03/21/2017 2:28:46 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/21/17 | Dan Calabrese
    House Freedom Caucus declines to take united position, which is probably good news for the bill I assume you already know enough not to take anything Justin Amash says seriously, so the fact that my ex-congressman isn’t satisfied means nothing. For people who don’t live in the utopian fantasyland of their adolescent dreams, here’s how House Republicans have improved the American Health Care Act in the past 24 hours: Under the modified version of the GOP replacement bill, states would be allowed to require able-bodied Medicaid recipients without dependents to work beginning in October — and would get a funding...
  • Trade insight

    03/21/2017 9:44:57 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Grumpy Ecnomist ^ | 18 March 2017 | John Cochrane
    Daniel Hannan, a (soon to be unemployed?) UK member of the European Parliament, writes insightfully about trade in the Saturday Wall Street Journal. It is telling that neither of the Obama administration’s flagship trade deals—the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership—even had “free trade” in the title. Although they had liberalizing elements, they also contained a great deal of corporatism. Monitoring TTIP as a member of the European Parliament, I saw plainly enough what was going on: Big multinationals in Europe were getting together with big multinationals in the U.S. and lobbying for more regulation....
  • Situational Awareness: Clerk has gun Ready When Robber Points Pistol (video)

    03/21/2017 6:26:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In this interesting video of an attempted robbery, the clerk's situational awareness allows him to respond quickly. The shooting occurred on March 10, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The clerk is suspicious of the customer coming in the door with his hand hidden. The clerk draws his semi-auto from his right side back pocket.  The lack of a holster is a good clue to a lack of training. Store personnel armed themselves after three armed robberies in a year. Link to video: In the video, I was only able to detect two shots.  One can be heard as the suspect...
  • Wawa hiring 5,000 new employees this spring

    03/20/2017 11:15:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WPVI-TV ^ | March 16, 2017
    If you are looking for a job and love Hoagiefest, good news - your neighborhood Wawa is hiring. Wawa announced on Thursday plans to hire more than 5,000 new employees during the next three months for its 750 stores. The company is looking to fill customer-service and management level positions. "We are excited to launch our spring hiring campaign to recruit new Wawa associates. As a company, part of fulfilling lives means adding jobs for new associates, while also providing advancement opportunities for the more than 30,000 Wawa associates who are part of our team," Dave Filano, Manager of Talent...
  • Ten year plan for Graphene commercialisation on track

    03/20/2017 8:45:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Business Weekly ^ | March 21, 2017 | Kate Sweeney
    University of Cambridge scientists, in conjunction with tech industry experts, have developed a novel graphene-based infrared (IR) detector with record high sensitivity for thermal detection. The technology paves the way for high-performance IR imaging and spectroscopy. The work was undertaken as part of a collaboration within the Graphene Flagship – the European research consortium aiming to bring graphene technologies to commercial markets within ten years. Collaborators included the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona and the University of Ioannina in Greece, as well as Nokia UK and Emberion, who are local industrial partners of the Cambridge Graphene Centre. Published in...
  • The Fixers Who Buried Old Hollywood’s Biggest Scandals

    03/20/2017 3:19:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | March 17, 2017 | Kristin Hunt
    <p>Howard Strickling’s phone was always ringing. First it might be Jean Harlow, panicking that William Powell had gotten her pregnant. Then it might be a security guard, informing him that he’d removed a belligerent Spencer Tracy from yet another bar. Once it was Marlene Dietrich, distraught after discovering John Gilbert’s dead body.</p>
  • Businesses Think They Can Dictate to National Government on Immigration Measures

    03/20/2017 12:15:01 PM PDT · by davikkm · 1 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    In yet another sign of impending Statism/Corporatism, businesses are appealing to national governments to relax immigration rules in an effort to increase their profits. Corporations don’t have children who need a school place, they don’t have elderly relatives waiting for a hospital bed; they don’t live in communities that are slowly being segregated and destroyed. They are concerned with profits, and as such care not for the adverse effects of mass immigration. Pręt a Manger is a designer sandwich shop that is a worldwide chain that made Ł676 million in 2015, and profits were up 14.5% to Ł84 million. This...
  • Congress ignores ability to strike Obamacare, preferring to entrench control

    03/20/2017 9:11:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/20/17 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Camouflaging legislation and foot-dragging in an attempt to distract our attention no longer works. We have to ask why republican leadership is making the delivery of the last gasps of a dying Obamacare so complicated Instant gratification (we all recognize that phrase) in modern culture is now being realized via the instant construction of a house (won’t go into energy consumption to produce the plastic materials), designer food or other “produced” items from 3D printers. “Instant” healthcare is just another take on the concept and government has been feeding the populace on the lie of its affordability for years now....
  • Who Stokes the Fire of Globalism?

    03/20/2017 8:57:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/20/17 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Romanian people, who had suffered so much and had fought so hard for their independence, replaced one dictator, the communist party and its supreme dear leader Ceausescu, with a global elitist technocracy, run by the EU and multinational corporatists “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” 
― Winston S. Churchill A total stranger asked me recently to name the one person who has done more damage to the U.S. by stoking the global communism fire. The answer is rather complex but I gave him a simplistic one - the education system with its hundreds...
  • Chicago couple backs Trump, defies liberal bullies — now they’re going out of business

    03/19/2017 3:37:01 PM PDT · by TBP · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 19, 2017 | Justin Haskins
    A Chicago couple is claiming its support for President Donald Trump has resulted in significant and continuous harassment from anti-Trump leftists, forcing the retail side of the business the couple owns in Chicago to shut down indefinitely. Suzzanne Monk and Alexander Duvel appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Fox and Friends” Sunday morning, during which the married couple explained they have been receiving numerous threats from people angry at Monk and Duvel for openly supporting Trump. “Well, I attended the [Trump] rally at the UIC Pavilion that got shut down, and while my husband was discussing that online, we actually drew...
  • G20 Bows to Trump

    03/19/2017 12:14:06 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/19/17 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    I believe we may be on the cusp of a new global prosperity led by the United States in a fashion that more resembles a free market, than that of a collective cooperative like we've seen the statists trying to put into place for a few generations Moderation, is the key. For example, food can be a good thing, but if you go to any extreme, be it eating too much, or eating too little, you run the risk of being overweight, or starving yourself to death. Moderation is an important concept in pretty much everything. In politics, the term...
  • Bernie Sanders hilariously rails against Americans 'worshiping wealth'

    03/19/2017 9:09:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 19, 2017 | Rick Moran
    A man who owns 3 homes — including a recent purchase of a $600,000 vacation home — took to Twitter yesterday to criticize Americans because we’re a nation that “worships wealth rather than caring for the poor.” In response, the snark was running hot and heavy as the twitterverse destroyed the socialist Senator from Vermont.PollySpin @PollySpin Sell all you have and use the money to care for the poor. I have faith in you Bernie, YOU can do it!!! 12:34 PM 18 Mar 2017 lc65265 @lc65265 @BernieSanders Says the man who owns 3 homes one which cost over $600,000. I’m...
  • Tax Returns Prove Trump Not So Smart [semi-satire]

    03/18/2017 11:58:19 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Mar 2017 | John Semmens
    This week, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow used an illegally obtained copy of Donald Trump’s 2005 federal tax forms to assail the President as “not as smart as he wants everyone to believe he is.” The evidence cited by Maddow was that the tax forms showed Trump paid 25% of his income for 2005 to the federal government. “Here’s this so-called business genius coughing up a quarter of his earnings to the feds,” she mocked. “This compared unfavorably to presumed financial naifs Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (S-Vt), who paid 18.7% and 13.5%, respectively. It looks like the guys...
  • Trump Fracking Rule Repeal Unshackles Energy Industry

    03/18/2017 10:27:10 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-18-17 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The Trump administration has rightly decided to repeal an Obama administration rule on hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” as it is commonly known, a process which injects fluids under pressure to release oil and natural gas trapped in America’s vast shale formations. According to The Hill: The Trump administration is planning to repeal former President Barack Obama’s landmark 2015 rule setting standards for hydraulic fracturing on federal land. Justice Department lawyers revealed the decision late Wednesday in a filing with the Denver-based Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, where the federal government under had been fighting against the oil and...
  • PA: Police Department Destroys $25,000 of Legal Guns

    03/18/2017 9:31:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Image courtesy Abington Police In Pennsylvania, Abington police destroyed 185 guns they had been collecting since 1998. From In January, 2017 Abington Police disposed of 185 guns that had accumulated in secure evidence storage since 1998. The guns were ones that had been surrendered to APD for disposal or that otherwise could not be returned to a qualified owner. The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office obtained a court order for APD authorizing the disposal of these guns and on January 26, 2017 these guns were disposed of under the watchful eyes of Abington Police Evidence Custodians. The guns were...
  • N.J. OKs $17M in tax credits for company bringing 178 jobs to Trenton

    03/17/2017 8:47:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The South Jersey Times ^ | March 17, 2017 | Cristina Rojas
    TRENTON -- A tech company is choosing to relocate to Trenton over Wilmington, Delaware, after securing more than $17 million in state tax credits. The state Economic Development Authority on Thursday approved the Grow New Jersey tax credits for Maestro Technologies, a technology consulting and data management systems firm. Now headquartered in Edison, Maestro has a small office in Watchung and several employees who work remotely or at client sites across the country. CEO Kamal Bathla says the company wanted to centrally locate the staff into a new headquarters to better facilitate training, efficiency and product development. Maestro was deciding...
  • Manchin Says He’s Studying Canadian Style Single Payer. Why Hasn’t Bernie Introduced Single Payer?

    03/17/2017 6:48:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Morgan County USA ^ | March 16, 2017
    Senator Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) is looking at a Canadian style single payer system. It’s the second time in a month that Manchin has told constituents that he’s looking at a Medicare for all system to replace an unraveling Obamneycare. Manchin has been clear that he will vote against the emerging Trumpcare/Ryancare that will balloon the ranks of the uninsured from 30 million under Obamneycare to 50 million. A single payer system would leave zero people uninsured. Under single payer, every citizen gets a birth certificate and a Medicare card at birth. The United States pays per capita more than...
  • CNN panel explodes over the effect of Trump’s budget on black communities

    03/17/2017 4:11:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 17, 2017 | Carlos Garcia
    A panel of black political commentators on CNN imploded Thursday into a screaming match as they discussed the effect of President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts could have on the black community. As the panel discussed the cuts, Paris Dennard, a Trump supporter, pointed out that HBCUs, the acronym for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, were not included in the list of proposed cuts. But host Don Lemon found the HBCU argument to be less important than other social programs. “So a lot of people say HBCUs are important,” Lemon declared, “but there are a lot of people watching here...
  • Americans Are Loving What President Trump Is Doing For The US Economy

    03/17/2017 11:05:53 AM PDT · by davikkm · 1 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    There is no doubt the US is rocking and rolling with all of the changes President Trump is making in America. A great amount of conflict is occurring between Government factions, but one thing that everyone can agree on is the economy is surging. President Trump campaigned with the promise of bringing jobs back to America, and there are so many Americans who love him for that. When he has a rally with his public, it is a good thing for him and for us. He is going through a lot of needless rubbish from Liberals and some Republicans who...
  • Trump aides, daughter, meet with Hispanic business owners

    03/16/2017 8:09:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | March 16, 2017 | Jill Colvin, The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the latest outreach effort following a contentious campaign, top Trump administration officials — as well as first daughter Ivanka Trump — met Thursday with Hispanic business leaders. Underscoring her unusual role working outside the administration, Ivanka Trump attended a round-table discussion Thursday morning with Hispanic women business owners in Washington. Later, White House officials, including chief of staff Reince Priebus, held a meeting with other Hispanic business leaders, focused on jobs, the economy and access to capital....
  • XYZprinting Offers the Original da Vinci 1.0 Blue 3D Printer for Free With Filament Purchase

    03/16/2017 7:18:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    3D Print ^ | March 16, 2017 | Clare Scott
    XYZprinting is one of the most prolific 3D printer manufacturers active in the market right now. The company has released so many products just in the last year, in fact, that youÂ’d be forgiven for having to stretch your memory to recall XYZprintingÂ’s beginnings. It all started with the da Vinci 1.0 Blue, also known as the da Vinci 1.0 or the da Vinci 1.0A, XYZÂ’s debut 3D printer that was an immediate hit at CES 2014. ItÂ’s hard to believe XYZprinting has been around for just a few years, considering the success theyÂ’ve had since then; a lot can...
  • NBC fuming over Maddow’s Trump tax scoop

    03/16/2017 6:18:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Page Six ^ | March 15, 2017 | Carlos Greer
    MSNBC’s big “Trump tax return” scoop has caused friction between the cable news network and parent NBC, according to insiders. “[MSNBC] announced it on Twitter, and [NBC] found out when [the general public] did,” said a source. “[MSNBC president] Phil Griffin was trying to undermine [NBC News president] Noah Oppenheim. There was never a conversation. They overplayed their hand in a huge way.” Host Rachel Maddow teased the story on Twitter, then withheld the story till later in her program, revealing in a big ­anticlimax that Trump paid $38 million in taxes in 2005. “It’s their cable network, but it’s...
  • 150 new jobs coming to GC Services in Huntington (West Virginia)

    03/16/2017 3:52:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WSAZ-TV ^ | March 13, 2017 | Staff
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- GC Services, a call center in Huntington, is hiring 150 long-term, full-time customer service positions. The company will be hosting onsite job fairs Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The interviews will take place at GC Services at 4220 Terrace Ave, Huntington, WV 25705. At each job fair, managers will be taking applications, conducting interviews and making same-day offers to qualified applicants. If you don't have a computer to fill out an application, you can use one onsite. "The best part about our business is it's actually booming and we've done such a...
  • Trump wants Toyota to build new plants in US

    03/16/2017 3:28:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | March 16, 2017 | Yuichiro Kanematsu
    AUSTIN, U.S. -- At a meeting with auto executives in Michigan on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump once gain asked Toyota Motor and rival carmakers to build plants in the country. Trump met with the heads of major automakers on a visit to the Midwest city of Detroit, Michigan, and nearby areas where many auto factories are located. The meeting also included officials from the automakers' labor unions. In a speech he gave in front of autoworkers after the meeting, Trump pledged to review fuel efficiency regulations that were tightened by Barack Obama's administration. The Obama administration was keen to...
  • McDonald's deletes Trump tweet, says Twitter account compromised

    03/16/2017 11:51:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 16, 2017 | Lisa Baertlein
    McDonald's Corp quickly deleted a tweet sent from the company's handle slamming U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday and said its official Twitter account had been compromised. The tweet, which was copied and shared widely before being deleted, came a day after the Twitter accounts of a number of major news organizations, chief executives, government agencies and other high-profile users were hijacked. "Twitter notified us that our account was compromised. We deleted the tweet, secured our account and are now investigating this," McDonald's spokeswoman Terri Hickey said in a statement....
  • More Conservative than Reagan

    03/16/2017 10:51:21 AM PDT · by IDontLikeToPayTaxes · 25 replies
    Vox Populi ^ | March 16, 2017 | Vox Day
    More conservative than Reagan And more courageous too. The God-Emperor follows through on one of Ronald Reagan's failed promises: Excerpt from the article at President Donald Trump made good on a long-time conservative goal in his first proposed budget Thursday morning, targeting the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities for complete elimination. Trump’s budget would zero out the $445 million budget for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a relatively small source of funding for programming and broadcast operations on public TV stations and NPR radio stations nationwide, per the Washington Post....
  • Maddow and MSNBC make fools of themselves on live TV

    03/16/2017 8:47:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/16/17 | Joseph Klein
    The MSNBC host's "breaking story" releasing Trump's tax return on air breaks apart MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow went on Twitter Tuesday (March 14th) to hype her “breaking story”: “We’ve got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC. (Seriously).” This no doubt sent the Left into a state of delirium. Then, Maddow followed up with another tweet, lowering expectations slightly: “What we’ve got is from 2005… the President’s 1040 form… details to come tonight 9PM ET, MSNBC.” That was not quite accurate either. What Maddow finally revealed on her show, after all of her self-promotion, were only two leaked pages from President...