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  • Drama queens screaming “NAZI!” may propel Trump into 2nd term

    06/22/2018 5:39:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    I held my nose when I voted for the Donald Trump in 2016, but at the rate things are going now, I will not only happily vote for him in 2020, I will personally do everything I can to get everyone I know to do the same. He is a buffoon when it comes to social media, his personal history is abysmal, and his political naivete is often maddening. But when it comes right down to it, there are very few current issues where I disagree with the direction or the goals of his administration. Execution of that agenda is...
  • Inside notoriously ritzy Gangnam, 'the Beverly Hills of South Korea'

    06/22/2018 3:37:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 22, 2018 | Harrison Jacobs and Myelle Lansat
    The Gangnam district is known as "South Korea's Beverly Hills" for its exorbitant real-estate prices and wealthy residents. •Property in Gangnam is three and a half times as expensive as South Korea's real-estate average. •The Gangnam neighborhoods of Cheongdam and Apgujeong are full of luxury fashion houses, plastic-surgery clinics, high-end real estate, and the homes of many Korean celebrities. •PSY's international song "Gangnam Style" famously lampooned the wealthy district, which has an outsized reputation in Korean culture. Ever since PSY's international mega-hit "Gangnam Style" in 2012, people all over the world have heard the name of Seoul's most affluent district....
  • Don’t manage diabetes—reverse it

    06/22/2018 2:42:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The New York Amsterdam News ^ | June 21, 2018 | Sarah Hallberg, Special to AmNews
    Diabetes is reversible. That’s the exciting conclusion of a study I’m leading at Indiana University Health. Two hundred and sixty-two patients with type-2 diabetes recently completed one year of a clinical trial examining the impact of a low-carbohydrate diet, which limits foods such as grains and pasta while boosting consumption of healthy fats such as avocados and butter. The diet didn’t restrict calories. Using smartphone technology, health coaches worked with participants while physicians monitored and adjusted medications. A control group of 87 patients with diabetes received the American Diabetes Association standard nutritional treatment. A full 94 percent of patients on...
  • Chinese garment manufacturer hiring in Little Rock; Clothing maker began production in January

    06/22/2018 2:20:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Talk Business & Politics ^ | June 22, 2018 | Wesley Brown
    Chinese clothing maker that signed one of several deals with Gov. Asa Hutchinson to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. has begun production and posted “help wanted” signs on its newly-created website to fill vacancies at its new Little Rock port location. According to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) and Little Rock Pork Authority (LRPA) officials, the Arkansas affiliate of Chinese sport apparel manufacturer Suzhou Tianyuan Garments Company began production goods for Adidas in January – just short of the company’s goal to jumpstart the Central Arkansas facility in late 2017. In a ceremony at the State Capitol...
  • Dollar General Commences Hiring Spree of 7,000 People to Support Growth (Management in 44 states)

    06/22/2018 2:03:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    And Now U Know ^ | June 21, 2018 | Jessica Donnell
    GOODLETTSVILLE, TN - Dollar General is looking to make a dollar go a long way, quite literally. The company is revving up for a 7,000 person hiring spree over the course of the next 10 days, with management roles to fill in 44 states, to boost the organization’s continued growth—an initiative that supports its FY 2018 plans. The positions range from roles at retail operations to those at distribution centers and corporate and can be found online here. “It’s an exciting time to join Dollar General as we seek qualified candidates to support our tremendous growth,” said Bob Ravener, Executive...
  • UK should cancel Donald Trump visit, says Jeremy Corbyn

    06/22/2018 11:30:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | June 22, 2018 | Jessica Elgot, Political correspondent
    Theresa May has “ample reasons” to cancel Donald Trump’s visit to the UK next month, Jeremy Corbyn has said. The Labour leader said the escalating trade dispute between US and the EU, as well as the US treatment of child migrant detainees separated from their parents, were reasons enough to rescind the invitation to the US president. His comments came as Trump threatened to impose tariffs on European cars after Brussels confirmed it would introduce retaliatory levies on American products including bourbon whiskey, Levi’s jeans and Harley-Davidson motorbikes as a response to the US steel and aluminium tariffs. “Donald Trump...
  • Army takes step toward closing Camp Red Cloud with inactivation ceremony

    06/22/2018 3:46:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | June 21, 2018 | Kim Gamel
    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea – Soldiers stood in formation as the garrison’s colors were cased Thursday in a ceremony officials said marked an important step toward closing this Korean War-era base and reducing the U.S. footprint north of Seoul. The inactivation of Camp Red Cloud, which remains home to the 2nd Infantry Division, was a largely administrative move aimed at consolidating resources as the Army steps up much-delayed plans to move most forces to its new hub in the southern half of the country. But Col. Brandon Newton, who served for the past two years as the final garrison...
  • S. Korea to begins sales of farmed bluefin tuna

    06/22/2018 12:21:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | June 22, 2018
    Sushi lovers in South Korea will be able to taste a new breed of tuna in local restaurants and gourmet shops as farm-bred bluefin tuna is coming to the market this year, the fisheries ministry said Friday. Local fishermen have tried to cultivate bluefin, one of the most popular fish with its rich red meat, to meet the high demand, but their efforts were fraught with challenges like typhoons and cold winters. After a lot of trial and error over the past decade, Hongjin Fishing Association said it succeeded in growing bluefin tuna in a pen in waters off Tongyeong,...
  • The First Photos of Trump's 'Tent Cities' Are Here (Air conditioned, of course)

    06/21/2018 11:04:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 20, 2018 | Esquire
    Beyond the moral and human rights calamity that is President Trump's de facto family separation policy, it is also a logistical disaster that is placing back-breaking strain on a system near the breaking point. One consequence of this is that the facilities for unaccompanied minors - like the one in Brownsville, Texas, that sparked a national furor - are overloaded because they're now being sent additional children who are "unaccompanied" because they were torn away from their parents. The Trump administration's response to this was to construct so-called "tent cities" in Tornillo, Texas, outside El Paso. Children will be kept...
  • Why Interstellar Travel Will Be Possible Sooner Than You Think

    06/21/2018 10:43:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 110 replies
    Singularity Hub ^ | June 18, 2018 | Mark Jackson
    The term “moonshot” is sometimes invoked to denote a project so outrageously ambitious that it can only be described by comparing it to the Apollo 11 mission to land the first human on the Moon. The Breakthrough Starshot Initiative transcends the moonshot descriptor because its purpose goes far beyond the Moon. The aptly-named project seeks to travel to the nearest stars. The brainchild of Russian-born tech entrepreneur billionaire Yuri Milner, Breakthrough Starshot was announced in April 2016 at a press conference joined by renowned physicists including Stephen Hawking and Freeman Dyson. While still early, the current vision is that thousands...
  • Former pro football player prepares to take final vows as a nun

    06/21/2018 9:48:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | June 18, 2018
    Toronto, Ohio, Jun 18, 2018 / 03:26 am (CNA).- Every single vocation story is different, but Sr. Rita Clare (Anne) Yoches is probably one of the more unusual. Sr. Rita Clare, who this month will profess final vows with the Franciscan Sisters T.O.R. of Penance of the Sorrowful Mother, was a four-time national champion professional football player prior to entering the convent. Yes, that’s American football. (She was a fullback.) Nowadays, the only football Yoches is playing is the annual two-hand touch game she organizes with the 38 T.O.R. sisters she lives with in Toronto, Ohio. Although she was raised...
  • 'Tell Microsoft to drop ICE as a client or lose us as GitHub users,' say coders

    06/21/2018 9:08:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    CNET ^ | June 21, 2018 | Sean Hollister
    Some programmers were a little wary when Microsoft bought the company-agnostic programming platform GitHub for $7.5 billion in early June. Now, nearly 100 of them are threatening to leave unless Microsoft drops its contract with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, following widespread condemnation of the agency's actions to split up immigrant families at the US-Mexico border, but before President Trump signed his executive order reversing the ICE policy. Microsoft was actually one of the tech companies that most strongly condemned ICE, in fact, and one of the first to take a stand, saying it was "dismayed" and...
  • North Korea media tone down anti-US rhetoric

    06/21/2018 8:38:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | June 21, 2018 | Bryan Harris and Kang Buseong
    For decades, the US was a “rotten, diseased, pirate nation” in the eyes of North Korea’s propagandists. Then almost overnight the hate stopped. Following a landmark summit between Pyongyang and Washington on June 12, anti-US vitriol has disappeared from state media reports — a development that some analysts see as preparing North Koreans for a new era in relations between the two long-time adversaries. “The anti-American slant is just gone. North Korea appears to be preparing people for a new beginning,” said Peter Ward, an expert at Seoul National University who studies the North’s propaganda. The changes in Pyongyang’s rhetoric...
  • In Trump’s North Korea diplomacy, China is the loser

    06/21/2018 2:22:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | June 21, 2018 | Brahma Chellaney, Special to the Globe and Mail
    North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un’s latest visit to Beijing this week cannot obscure the fact that China, once the primary conduit between Washington and Pyongyang, is at risk of being largely left on the outside. The White House has eroded China’s leverage by establishing a direct telephone link — a virtual hotline — to Mr. Kim. In fact, U.S. President Donald Trump, by directly engaging Pyongyang over a nuclear and peace deal, has effectively cut out the middleman, China. Beijing, which values North Korea as a strategic buffer against the U.S. military presence in South Korea, has reason to be...
  • Trump’s North Korea Play: a Ploy to Secure Vast Deposits of Rare Earth Elements?

    06/21/2018 1:45:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Mint Press News ^ | June 21, 2018 | Pepe Escobar
    It’s not far-fetched to consider ‘The Art of the Deal’ applied to North Korea’s allegedly vast rare earth resources. This may not be about condos on North Korean beaches after all. Arguably, the heart of the matter in the Trump administration’s embrace of Kim Jong-un has everything to do with one of the largest deposits of rare earth elements (REEs) in the world, located only 150 km northwest of Pyongyang and potentially worth billions of US dollars. All the implements of 21st century technology-driven everyday life rely on the chemical and physical properties of 17 precious elements on the periodic...
  • Oops, Trump almost had a $125 billion border wall

    06/21/2018 12:49:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | June 21, 2018 | Lauren Fox
    House Republicans had to scramble late Wednesday night to fix a drafting error in a conservative immigration bill that would have accidentally given President Donald Trump $125 billion for border security, including his wall instead of the $25 billion intended. The error, which happens occasionally during legislative drafting accidentally allocated $25 billion per year for five years rather than allocating the $25 billion over a five-year period. The error, first reported by Politico, was just one of the last-minute hiccups that's unfolded around the House's immigration votes, which will occur later today and aren't likely to pass. House Freedom Caucus...
  • Here’s What Trump Actually Achieved With North Korea

    06/21/2018 11:53:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 19, 2018 | Uri Friedman
    It wasn’t what he said. But it was much more than nothing. Donald Trump didn’t get much in the way of North Korean denuclearization in Singapore. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In the days since the summit with Kim Jong Un, critics—including me—have pointed out how little the U.S. president got from North Korea’s leader during their much-hyped meeting. And it’s true that Trump fell far short in that meeting of his stated goal to fully dismantle North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program, and then wildly overstated his achievement by declaring the North Korean nuclear threat over. (It’s not.) But...
  • Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules S. Korean court

    06/21/2018 11:33:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    MSN ^ | June 21, 2018 | Park Chan-kyong, Agence France Presse
    A South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to outlawing eating canines. The meat has long been a part of South Korean cuisine, with about one million dogs believed to be eaten annually. But consumption has declined as South Koreans increasingly embrace the idea of dogs as man's best friend rather than livestock, with the practice now something of a taboo among younger generations and pressure from activists mounting....
  • Democratic Congressional Candidate: Trump's Win Felt Like The 9/11 Terror Attacks

    06/21/2018 11:04:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 18, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    When you venture into these two areas while making a political point, it’s guaranteed that it’ll blow up in your face: Saying x, y, or z is like Hitler, or making any Nazi reference, and describing any event that you didn’t like as devastating as the 9/11 terror attacks. No, unless you’re specifically talking about Nazis from history or neo-Nazis, their loser counterparts, then nothing outside of those who espouse the race-based National Socialism is like the Nazis. And unless it’s a legitimate terror attack in which the carnage is beyond description, then nothing is as devastating as September 11....
  • The Top 15 Companies Hiring for $100K+ Jobs Right Now

    06/21/2018 1:42:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Money Magazine ^ | June 13, 2018 | Julia Glum
    If you’re on the hunt for a six-figure job — and who isn’t? — you might want to send your resume over to Deloitte Digital, Amazon or Cynet Systems. Those companies have been hiring for a bevy of high-paying gigs over the past six months, according to data provided to MONEY by job search site Ladders. Since the start of the year, Deloitte Digital, Amazon and Cynet Systems have each sought out to fill more than 5,500 positions with starting salaries of $100,000 or more. And they all have something in common: They’re linked to the tech industry, which Ladders...