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  • Jesse Jackson: Trump's NFL comments are ‘slave-master-servant mentality’

    09/26/2017 1:40:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 25, 2017 | Mallory Shellbourne
    Rev. Jesse Jackson said President Trump’s criticism of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem were an example of the “slave-master-servant mentality" in a interview with The New York Times. “They should all kneel, not against the flag, but against the interference by Mr. Trump with their First Amendment rights,” Jackson said. “If the cotton pickers don’t pick cotton, the industry doesn’t move; the N.F.L. and N.B.A. players don’t play the game, it doesn’t move.” Jackson’s comments follow Trump’s weekend criticism of NFL players who choose to kneel during “The Star-Spangled Banner," a protest started by quarterback Colin Kaepernick as...
  • North Korea added to Trump’s travel ban

    09/26/2017 1:14:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Hankyoreh ^ | September 26, 2017 | Yi Yong-in, Washington correspondent
    The Trump administration has added North Korea to a list of countries subject to an anti-immigration executive order limiting or banning entry to the US. Trump announced the addition of North Korea to the travel ban list in a presidential proclamation on the evening of Sept. 24. “North Korea does not cooperate with the United States Government in any respect [in terms of information about those attempting entry] and fails to satisfy all information-sharing requirements,” the proclamation stated. In the proclamation, Trump stated the terms as applying to “immigrants and non-immigrants” - effectively banning entry to the US for all...
  • Manufacturing company to invest $6M, add 57 new jobs at former Maytag Plant 2 (Iowa))

    09/26/2017 12:44:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Newton Daily News ^ | September 25, 2017 | Jamee A. Pierson
    Global Fiberglass Solution, Inc., of Bothell, Wash., has selected the Maytag Plant 2 building for its fiberglass recycling operation and will invest $6 million and create 57 new jobs in the process. “We’re pleased, we have been working with them for several months,” Newton Development Corporation Executive Director Frank Liebl said. “At first they were just going to make it a storage facility for the blades but after they saw the space they thought it was not only going to be a great place to store but to manufacture.” The company plans to create an innovative processing and manufacturing facility...
  • BorgWarner Expands Seneca, South Carolina, Manufacturing Plant (160 jobs)

    09/26/2017 12:36:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Area Development ^ | September 20, 2017 | Staff
    BorgWarner Inc., a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, is expanding its operations in Seneca, South Carolina. The $71.9 million investment is projected to create more than 160 new jobs in Oconee County. To support additional business awarded to the company this year, BorgWarner will invest in capital, equipment and infrastructure at its existing facilities located at 15545 Wells Highway in Seneca. As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. An $850,000 grant was also awarded to Oconee County to assist with...
  • Welcome to Club Fed! Inside the luxury Penn. prison Anthony Weiner hopes to serve his sentence

    09/26/2017 12:06:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 25, 2017 | James Gordon
    •Anthony Weiner's lawyer has asked for him to be placed at Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania •The prison is more of a 'camp' with inmates sleeping in dorms instead of cells •Plenty of activities await with a gym, pool table, library, TV room and garden •Inmates are allowed visitors four days a week and can communicate via email •Prisoners are required to wear a uniform at all times •The prison is a three hour drive (160 miles) from New York •Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison on Monday after he admitted exchanging sexually charged messages with...
  • Black lawmaker kneels on House floor in solidarity with athletes

    09/25/2017 11:12:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 25, 2017 | Cristina Marcos
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) kneeled on the House floor Monday night to show solidarity with NFL players defying President Trump to protest police brutality. Jackson Lee, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, blasted Trump for attacking NFL players who kneel during the national anthem at games to draw attention to the treatment of African Americans by law enforcement. Then she took a knee herself. "I kneel in honor of them. I kneel in front of the flag and on this floor," Jackson Lee declared. "I kneel in honor of the First Amendment. I kneel because the flag is...
  • Trump Wins When The NFL Takes A Knee

    09/25/2017 10:19:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 24, 2017 | Scott Greer, Deputy Editor
    The biggest message to come out of President Trump’s Friday rally in Alabama had nothing to do with its intended purpose of helping out Sen. Luther Strange. The president urging NFL owners to “get that son of a bitch off the field right now” if any of their players take a knee during the national anthem immediately inflamed one of the biggest battles in America’s culture war. Ever since then-San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick started taking a knee when the anthem played last season, Americans have argued fiercely on the merits of this particular brand of protest. Conservatives...
  • Pentagon scenario of new Korean war estimates 20,000 deaths daily in S. Korea, retired general says

    09/25/2017 5:07:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 25, 2017 | Jeff Daniels
    A retired U.S. general said a Pentagon war scenario showed a conventional war with North Korea could result in about 20,000 deaths per day in South Korea, according to the Los Angeles Times. Meanwhile, a retired U.S. Navy admiral sees a 50/50 chance of a conventional conflict with North Korea although much less likelihood of a nuclear war. On Monday, North Korea's foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, accused President Donald Trump of declaring war against the hermit regime and threatened that the North has the right to shoot down U.S. strategic bombers even if they are flying in international airspace....
  • Lena Dunham compares Donald Trump to Dylann Roof in tweet about NFL controversy

    09/25/2017 4:54:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 25, 2017
    A lot of celebrities have reacted to president Donald Trump’s recent comments against those in the National Football League who have been taking a knee during the National Anthem as an act of protest. One such celebrity is writer and actress Lena Dunham, who continued her streak of speaking out against the president on Twitter with some incredibly harsh words of her own. In response to a thread from comedian Travon Free on Twitter, Dunham lashed out at Trump and drew a comparison between him and Dylann Roof, the mass murderer who targeted and killed nine African Americans during a...
  • NFL in London: Ravens, Jaguars Stand for 'God Save the Queen', Kneel for 'Star-Spangled Banner'

    09/25/2017 4:26:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | September 24, 2017
    At this morning's NFL game in London, several members of the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars knelt during the "Star-Spangled Banner," but stood during Britain's "God Save the Queen." Almost all of the Jags' on-field and sideline personnel could be seen locking arms during the American national anthem, including owner Shad Khan. Some players stood while others knelt. Footage showed several Ravens also kneeling for the anthem, which was penned in their home city by Francis Scott Key in 1814. Pete Hegseth blasted the contrast on "Fox & Friends" saying it was unbelievable that they showed more respect to another...
  • Why Hillary Clinton was right about white women – and their husbands (She means you ladies)

    09/25/2017 4:12:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 25, 2017 | Lucia Graves
    Hillary Clinton hoped to wear white on election night, a tribute to the suffragettes and the sweep of political history. Instead, as she wrote in her new book, the white suit stayed in her garment bag as she donned the gray and purple garment she had intended for her first trip to Washington as president-elect. Given the opportunity to make history by electing the first female president, women didn’t take it. And ironically, the women who bore the most resemblance to Clinton – white, heterosexual and married – were less likely to vote for her. Many had expected Clinton to...
  • Trump’s clash with protesting athletes could be a turning point in pro sports (White players?)

    09/25/2017 3:55:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | September 25, 2017 | Cathal Kelly
    Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey was born into the Jim Crow South.For most of his childhood, he lived with his grandparents in rural Kentucky. His grandfather cleaned a local hotel at night but wasn't allowed to eat there during the day. Casey, 60, remembers Klan rallies rolling through the centre of town. He remembers white parents standing at the door of his desegregated grade school, screaming at black students. He remembers all the worst things about the most divisive period in recent American history. "I came through the sixties and seventies," Casey said. "And it's eerily getting back to that."...
  • 'Swarm attack' from armed drones pose 'grave threat' to Trump

    09/25/2017 3:20:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 25, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    The Secret Service is facing a "grave" threat to President Trump from a new wave of high-tech weapons including armed drones, plastic guns made on 3-D printers and even sophisticated IEDs, according to a new alert issued by a former agent. "This threat is grave," Dan Bongino told Secrets. The author of a new book on the Secret Service that calls for a seismic change of thinking at the agency, Bongino said terrorists are eager to unleash an attack on their "ultimate prize." New age threats include weaponized drones delivered in "swarms" that could attack the White House or any...
  • Charles Barkley says he's embarrassed by response to Donald Trump in Alabama

    09/25/2017 2:59:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 24, 2017 | Chris Barnewall
    Charles Barkley, who was born and played college basketball in Alabama, was not pleased by the response to Donald Trump's speech in his home state. With Trump criticizing players kneeling during the national anthem, and rescinding a White House invitation to the Warriors, many athletes have come out and spoken against his words. Barkley went on NFL Today on CBS to share his feelings on everything and he wasn't happy. He was extremely displeased with Trump and just as much with the response to his words by Alabama residents, saying it was embarrasing.....
  • Donald Trump's latest spat isn't about sport or patriotism, it's about race

    09/25/2017 2:08:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | September 26, 2017 | John Barron
    Make no mistake, President Donald Trump's spat with some of the most prominent sporting stars in America is not about patriotism, or even sport. Despite his protestations, it is about race. American football is essentially a game played by black men for the entertainment of white men: 70 per cent of the top tier NFL players are African-American, 83 per cent of NFL fans are white and two-thirds of them are men. None of the multi-millionaires and billionaires who own NFL franchises are black. And while most of those black NFL players are paid handsomely, it is becoming increasingly clear...
  • Want a job at MGM Springfield? Casino company launches hiring push ahead of fall 2018 opening (MA)

    09/25/2017 1:16:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Republican ^ | September 25, 2017 | Dan Glaun
    MGM Springfield is launching a push to attract job seekers, as the company prepares to fill thousands of jobs ahead of the $950 million gaming complex's opening in the fall of 2018. The campaign, which already includes billboard, radio, digital and print advertisements and will feature television ads in the coming months, is designed to raise awareness of hundreds of posted job descriptions to local workers, MGM said in a statement. "We want MGM Springfield employees to reflect their community, which will ultimately enrich our property and the customer experience," MGM Resort's Vice President of Talent and Workforce Development Wanda...
  • OneTrust Creating 500 Jobs In Atlanta (Georgia)

    09/25/2017 1:03:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Business Facilities ^ | September 25, 2017
    OneTrust, a global privacy management software company, will create 500 jobs and invest $5 million in a Fulton County, GA facility expansion. New jobs at the Atlanta facility will include positions in sales, consulting, marketing and software engineering. “OneTrust plays a critical role in helping global organizations comply with international privacy regulations, and Atlanta serves as the best city for our business with its easy access to global markets,” said Alan Dabbiere, co-chairman of OneTrust. “Having previously built two successful technology companies in this city, I believe Atlanta has the top technology talent pool for building a leading, successful software...
  • CNN analyst calls Trump ‘white supremacist’ over flag debate: ‘I’m going to say that’

    09/25/2017 12:50:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 25, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    A CNN analyst called President Trump a “white supremacist” on Monday during a debate over the weekend’s NFL national anthem protests. The eponymous host of “At This Hour With Kate Bouldan” found herself in an awkward position Monday morning when analyst Keith Boykin explicitly called the commander in chief a “white supremacist.” The charge, which he refused to recant when given an opportunity, came while discussing Mr. Trump’s opinion that football players who refuse to stand for the national anthem should be fired. “He’s encouraging white supremacists, and the fact is—,” Mr. Boykin said before getting cut off, The Washington...
  • Jeff Sessions’ New Chief Of Staff: Mueller’s Russia Probe Could Be A ‘Witch Hunt’

    09/25/2017 12:11:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 22, 2017 | Ryan J. Reilly
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions has appointed as his chief of staff a former federal prosecutor who has written that the special counsel investigation into the Trump administration could be turning into a “witch hunt.” Matthew Whitaker, a former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Iowa during the George W. Bush administration, has been appointed as Sessions’ chief of staff, a Justice Department spokesman said Friday. Whitaker, a CNN legal commentator, wrote last month that President Donald Trump was “absolutely correct” when he said it was a “violation” for special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate the Trump family’s finances. “Mueller...
  • Poll: More GOP Voters See Themselves As ‘Trump Supporters’ Rather Than Republicans

    09/25/2017 12:04:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 22, 2017 | Liam Clancy
    An NBC/WSJ poll released Thursday reveals that more Republican voters consider themselves a “supporter of Donald Trump” rather than a “supporter of the Republican Party.” A whopping 58 percent of respondents indicated they considered themselves Trump supporters, while only 38 percent indicated they considered themselves supporters of the Republican party. 2 percent see themselves as both, while 1 percent said they were neither. The poll further reveals a split within the Republican party, as Trump supporters hold a far less positive opinions of many GOP politicians. For example, only 13 percent of Trump supporters view Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...