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  • Philippines: top N. Korean diplomat to join security meeting

    07/27/2017 12:00:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Washington Times ^ | July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press
    MANILA, Philippines (AP) - North Korea’s top diplomat will attend an annual Asian security conference in Manila, where concern over the North’s nuclear weapons program is expected to be high on the agenda, Philippine officials said. A North Korean delegation led by its vice foreign minister flew to Manila on Wednesday to discuss the participation of North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho in the ASEAN Regional Forum, the Department of Foreign Affairs said. Ri’s attendance at the meeting is definite, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano told a news conference. The meeting is scheduled on Aug. 7, the department said.....
  • American Legion Boys Go Nuts When Trump Makes ‘Fake News’ Joke

    07/26/2017 10:22:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 26, 2017 | David Rutz, Video Editor
    It's his "Free Bird." The American Legion boys erupted in ecstatic cheers when President Donald Trump couldn't resist taking a dig at the "fake news" press while taking a photograph with them. Trump addressed the American Legion Boys Nation and Auxiliary Girls Nation on Wednesday at the White House, taking a more hopeful and inspirational tone than in his politically loaded speech to the Boy Scouts this week. Before his speech, he posted for pictures with the both groups. After the picture with the boys, Trump said he'd be returning shortly to make his televised remarks. "We'll say a few...
  • Trump donating second-quarter salary to education

    07/26/2017 7:58:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WSET-TV ^ | July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is donating three months of his salary to the Department of Education. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump chose to give the department $100,000. His first quarter salary donation went to the Department of Interior. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says the donation is being used to pay for a science, technology, engineering and mathematics camp sponsored by the department.....
  • Trump supporters in far-left Portland lose friends and jobs

    07/26/2017 7:33:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 26, 2017 | John Sexton
    Earlier this week, PBS published a piece about three conservative women in the city of Portland. It’s an unusual perspective in a city that is overwhelmingly progressive. As you would expect, many of the locals aren’t kind to those with a different opinion. Helen Church became more active about her political beliefs after her son’s middle-school teacher told him that anyone who supported Trump was a racist: Up to that point, Church’s activism consisted mostly of writing letters to local and state representatives, and sometimes the White House. But as she watched people on the left continuously denigrate Trump supporters,...
  • Melania Trump stuns in her 'boldest look yet' at Ohio rally

    07/26/2017 7:14:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    AOL Lifestyle ^ | July 26, 2017 | The Editors
    Melania Trump showed up at her husband's rally in Youngstown, Ohio, in what Vogue has deemed her "boldest look yet." Right off of Air Force One, FLOTUS looked fresh and revived as she arrived to hear President Trump's speech in the small city. The venue was packed with Trump supporters, all sporting "Make America Great Again" attire. Melania introduced her husband before he took the stage, quickly addressing her husband's dedication to the country. "As president, my husband will continue to fight each and every day to ensure our security, defend our livelihoods and rebuild the foundations of fortune that...
  • Surge in Streaming Services Leads to Animation Job Boom

    07/26/2017 6:11:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Variety ^ | July 26, 2017 | Calum Marsh
    There’s general agreement that this is a golden age of television. But less apparent is the fact that it’s also a golden age of animation, spawned by the same subscription video-on-demand companies — such as Netflix and Amazon — that are ushering TV’s shining period. The rise of streaming services — which are ordering season after season of animated shows for children and adults — has created an urgent demand for original content, leading to a surge in jobs at all levels of production. For now, the deluge shows no signs of letting up. “There’s more animation work now than...
  • Port Cameron to bring thousands of jobs to SWLA, generate millions for state (Louisiana)

    07/26/2017 5:52:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KPLC-TV ^ | July 26, 2017 | Christian Piekos, Anchor
    CAMERON PARISH, LA (KPLC) - The face of Cameron Parish will soon be changing. A massive, 500-acre port will be built over the next four years on the Calcasieu Ship Channel, creating close to 4,000 permanent jobs - doubling the employment in the parish. Peterson Offshore Group, a Dutch international energy logistics management company, signed a letter of intent Wednesday with Port Cameron to lease 1.2 million square feet in Part Cameron's Logistics Center. Peterson will co-manage the port. For Ted Falgout, executive director of Port Cameron, Cameron Parish is the perfect location for this project. "I think seeing these...
  • Amazon seeks to fill 50,000 warehouse jobs, including hundreds in Kent

    07/26/2017 1:42:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | July 26, 2017 | Ángel González says it will hold a giant, multisite job fair next Wednesday to help fill some of the 50,000 jobs open across its U.S. network of fulfillment centers. Some 1,000 of those jobs are in Washington state. The e-commerce giant says that on the occasion it calls “Jobs Day” it will welcome applicants at 10 of its warehouses, including the one in Kent, where it plans to hire hundreds. Amazon says it will make “thousands” of job offers on the spot. The move underscores the continued rapid growth of Amazon’s fulfillment operations. The company has invested billions building new facilities...
  • Rhode Island pols criticize Trump transgender military ban

    07/26/2017 1:15:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Progress ^ | July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Rep. David Cicilline and U.S. Sen. Jack Reed are among the Rhode Island politicians criticizing President Donald Trump's announcement that he would bar transgender people from serving in the military. Cicilline, who is gay, tweeted out shortly after Wednesday's announcement that transgender service members are heroes. The Republican president should "stop using them as political props," he wrote. Fellow Democrat Reed, the ranking member on the Armed Services Committee, pointed out that Wednesday was the anniversary of President Harry Truman's order desegregating the United States Armed Forces.....
  • Trump is set to make a big jobs announcement, and all signs points to a Foxconn plant in Wisconsin

    07/26/2017 12:52:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 26, 2017 | Kif Leswing
    President Donald Trump is set to make a big jobs announcement Wednesday afternoon at the White House. He's expected to appear with Foxconn CEO Terry Gou to announce a new factory in Wisconsin that will make liquid-crystal displays, or the screens that eventually get turned into flat-screen TVs, according to reports from The Associated Press, CNBC, and Bloomberg. Foxconn is best known as Apple's primary manufacturing partner, and it assembles products like the iPhone. Apple spent $75 billion with Foxconn in 2016. Foxconn does most of its manufacturing in Asia, though it has facilities in Brazil, India, and other countries....
  • NDP Calls On Trudeau To Condemn Trump's 'Despicable' Trans Military Ban

    07/26/2017 12:36:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Huffington Post Canada ^ | July 26, 2017 | Ryan Maloney, Senior Politics Editor
    New Democrats are pushing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to publicly condemn Donald Trump's move to bar transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military, a decision the party's defence critic says is based on "ignorance and hate." "Prime Minister Trudeau must denounce this policy immediately in order to demonstrate that Canada not only respects human rights but that we will stand up against discrimination, even when the source is our closest neighbour and strongest ally," Randall Garrison said in a statement Wednesday. Garrison, who also serves as the NDP critic for LGBTQ issues, said the Trump administration is using hate...
  • Small Weaponized Drones Become Reality

    07/26/2017 12:23:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Discover ^ | October 31, 2016 | Jeremy Hsu
    Military drones such as the U.S. Predator and Reaper have soared above battlefields for more than a decade. But small consumer drones that anyone can buy online have also begun to make their presence felt in modern battlefields. The militant group Islamic State has begun turning such small drones into flying bombs in their battles across Syria and Iraq. Islamic State has used ordinary camera-carrying drones for surveillance and to film their suicide car bomb attacks for years. But the militants have more recently begun weaponizing the small drones by packing them with explosives, according to the New York Times....
  • Michelle Obama Says Racist Attacks that She Faced While in the White House 'Cut the Deepest'

    07/26/2017 11:44:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Root ^ | July 26, 2017 | Breanna Edwards
    Former first lady Michelle Obama was a breath of fresh air as usual while making a public appearance in Colorado since leaving the White House for a live armchair conversation with The Women’s Foundation of Colorado President Lauren Casteel. But even as poised and graceful as always, Obama touched on some tough topics, speaking out frankly about the hurt she felt from the racist attacks she received while in the White House. “The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut,” Obama said when Casteel asked her about the trials of being the first black...
  • Trump’s Evangelical Team Defends Kushner Against Russian ‘Nonsense’

    07/26/2017 11:03:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | July 25, 2017 | Miranda Blue
    Sarah Pulliam Bailey at the Washington Post reports this morning that a handful of conservative evangelical leaders have issued coordinated statements supporting Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner as he faces allegations of improper contacts with Russian government officials. Those defending Kushner include some of Trump’s earliest and strongest supporters on the Religious Right, including Southern Baptist pastor Robert Jeffress, Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. and prosperity gospel preacher Paula White. Also included in the group is Samuel Rodriquez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, who has criticized Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric while simultaneously giving Trump political cover:...
  • Protesters get into Trump Rally, but supporters are encouraged by speech

    07/25/2017 10:15:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WFMJ-TV ^ | July 25, 2017 | Michelle Nicks
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - While thousands of supporters waited to see President Donald Trump others who are apparently against his policies also made their way inside the packed venue. 21 News focused it's lens on those who were escorted out. A pregnant Lara Trump took the stage saying "O-H!" President Trump's daughter in law who is married to Eric Trump started things off and within minutes a protester tried to steal the show. But Youngstown Police immediately jumped into action and quickly ushered the protester out of the arena. When it was time for the main even President Trump barely had...
  • 130 high paying jobs coming to Toledo ($90,000 to $100,000 plus per year in Ohio)

    07/25/2017 7:34:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WTVG-TV ^ | July 25, 2017
    130 new high paying manufacturing jobs are coming to Toledo. The Cliffs Natural Resources Corporation is building a new $700 million dollar iron processing facility. It will be built along Front Street right next to the Oregon/Toledo city lines. "We will hire locals," says Cliffs President and CEO Lourenco Goncalves, "The jobs will start at $90 thousand and some will pay over $100 thousand." The project is also expected to create over 1,200 construction jobs when the company breaks ground in 2018. The facility is expected to open in 2020. "This can be extremely exciting for Toledo" says Goncalves "The...
  • Jobs lift U.S. consumer confidence to near 16-year high

    07/25/2017 7:19:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 25, 2017 | Lucia Mutikani
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S consumer confidence jumped to a near 16-year high in July amid optimism over the labor market while house prices maintained their upward trend in May, which could boost consumer spending after recent sluggishness. The reports on Tuesday underscored the economy's strong fundamentals, expected to keep the Federal Reserve on course to raise interest rates for a third time this year. "This brightens the outlook for the economy as we enter the second half of the year," said Chris Rupkey, chief economist at MUFG in New York. "We expect Fed officials will continue with their gradual pace...
  • Majority of Arizona residents do not want McCain to finish his term following his cancer diagnosis

    07/25/2017 6:33:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Delphi Analytica ^ | July 25, 2017
    On July 19, 2017 it was announced that Sen. John McCain (R), 80, was diagnosed with brain cancer. His specific diagnosis was a primary glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor with a median survival time of 15-16 months. While the tumor was removed during an operation, this type of cancer commonly returns. Delphi Analytica asked what the people of Arizona thought Senator McCain should do in light of his devastating diagnosis. Our poll was conducted via internet of 667 Arizona residents from July 21–23. 12% thought Senator McCain should not retire at this time. 19% thought that it was too...
  • Brewton to get 300 jobs after $6.5M deal with Optomi (Hi-tech in Alabama)

    07/25/2017 5:18:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WFSA-TV ^ | July 25, 2017 | Sharisma Bell
    BREWTON, AL (WSFA) - Hundreds of jobs are coming to South Alabama after the city of Brewton secured a million-dollar deal with a leading tech company. According to Brewton City Clerk, Alex McDowell, about 300 jobs will be coming to the city after it secured a $6.5 million deal with Provalus and its parent company Optomi, LLC. The 15-year agreement was finalized Monday and the site will serve as Optomi's 'flagship U.S. facility' according to Provalus/Optomi President Chuck Ruggiero. The partnership with Optomi, LLC, a tech-staffing firm, includes the construction of three buildings on 10 acres of the former Dogwood...
  • Senators Caught Talking About President Donald Trump on Hot Mic: ‘I Think He’s Crazy’

    07/25/2017 3:41:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Us Weekly ^ | July 25, 2017 | Staff
    Awkward! After someone forgot to switch off a microphone at the end of a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday, July 25, two senators were caught dissing President Donald Trump on a hot mic. Chairman of Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee Susan Collins and Sen. Jack Reed were unknowingly recorded discussing the federal budget and calling 71-year-old Trump “crazy” in audio obtained by The Washington Post. “I swear, [the Office of Management and Budget] just went through and whenever there was ‘grant,’ they just X it out,” said Collins, a Republican senator from Maine. “With no measurement, no thinking...