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  • TEXAS BULLION DEPOSITORY: GOLD BACKED BANK to be COMPLETED Next year

    05/30/2016 7:23:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Daily Sheeple ^ | May 18, 2016 | Joshua Krause
    Last year Texas Governor Gregg Abbott signed HB 483, allowing the creation of the Texas Gold Depository. “With the passage of this bill, the Texas Bullion Depository will become the first state-level facility of its kind in the nation, increasing the security and stability of our gold reserves and keeping taxpayer funds from leaving Texas to pay for fees to store gold in facilities outside our state,” he said last June. This gold bank would allow Texas to recover the gold that it has stored in New York vaults, and give Texan citizens and institutions a chance to store their...
  • As in US, Trump draws strong reactions in China

    05/30/2016 5:29:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 30, 2016 | Dong Tongjian and Fu Ting, the Associated Press
    BEIJING (AP) -- China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China though, he's only just emerging as a public figure, despite fame elsewhere for his voluble utterances, high-profile businesses and reality TV shows. Although the government has denounced Trump's threats of economic retaliation, many Chinese observers see a silver lining in his focus on economic issues instead of human rights and political freedoms. That could make him an attractive alternative to his likely rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump "could in...
  • After latest email revelations and endless dishonesty, time for Hillary to head for the hills

    05/30/2016 4:23:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | May 28, 2016 | Linda Stasi
    If the Democrats want to save themselves the indignity of a total slaughter, Hillary Clinton should drop out of the race. After last week, a Hillary-led ticket has as much chance of winning the White House as Trump has of losing the white vote. Sanders can beat Trump. And Hillary can’t — not anymore. Too many scandals, too many years of Clinton fatigue, and now, after the latest email revelations, just too many lies chasing her like Van Helsing on Dracula....
  • This Election is About The Evolution of The Human Race (Beyond crazy)

    05/30/2016 4:03:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Bients ^ | May 30, 2016
    It’s About Us I turn 56 in a few weeks and I’ve never even bothered to register to vote before because I’ve always suspected something that so many people are finding out to be true this year; that we do not live in an authentic democracy and haven’t for a very long time. Don’t judge me for this, I’ve been disenfranchised as long as I can remember. We assassinated our own president in 1963, I lost friends from my high school in Vietnam, Nixon was a blatant crook and I’ve never felt there was ever a candidate that represented me...
  • Hillary Vs. Trump: Polls show many millenials turning towards Trump if they can't have Bernie

    05/30/2016 11:34:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | May 30, 2016 | Kim McLendon
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are currently the presumed nominees of the Democratic and Republican party, however, Bernie Sanders and his devoted young supporters are not giving up just yet. They do have their various reasons, and among those is the thought that neither Trump nor Clinton compare well to Bernie from their point of view. If forced to make a decision between the two, which will they choose? Donald Trump’s popularity among the under-30 crowd is not exactly soaring, as dislike for Hillary Clinton has reached new heights just this month. According to Fortune, 53 percent of people under...
  • David Horowitz: ‘Kristol’s Betrayal Gets Serious’

    05/30/2016 11:12:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 122 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 30, 2016 | David Horowitz
    Over the Memorial Day Weekend, Bill Kristol doubled down on his betrayal of this country with a pair of tweets: “Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate — an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance,” Kristol tweeted. He also said, “Those accused of betraying GOP by opposing Trump can take heart from P. Henry 251 years ago today: ‘If this be treason, make the most of it!’” This fatuous invocation of an American patriot to justify the betrayal typifies the arrogant disregard for political realities shared by all those...
  • Serial Killer Similar to Beltway Sniper Hunting in Chicago?

    05/30/2016 2:08:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | May 29, 2016 | Kevin DuJan
    Here’s something that people on the ground in Chicago are all freaked out about (but of course the media won’t report on it accurately and the police seem to be pretending that it’s not happening): is there a serial killer shooting at cars on the highway into Chicago similar to DC’s Beltway Sniper from years ago? Whenever these shootings are reported on, the media seems to go out of its way to just claim this is random gang violence. But…if that was true then wouldn’t this have always been happening through the years? I find it hard to believe the...
  • Dreamers face nightmare of Trump’s deportation force

    05/30/2016 1:14:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 29, 2016 | Sarah Wheaton and Seung Min Kim
    The Supreme Court’s deliberations over President Barack Obama’s immigration order are putting that potential deportation relief on a collision course with Donald Trump’s deportation force. It’s still an open question whether the shorthanded court will ultimately determine that Obama has the authority to defer deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants. And until it gives its answer next month, his administration isn’t allowed to prepare for the possibility by hiring staff or creating forms. White House officials have told immigrant advocacy groups it’ll take about two months to get everything up and running — which would put the first applications for...
  • First look at Navy's experimental railgun that can fire at 4,500 miles an hour

    05/29/2016 11:12:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29, 2016 | The Wall Street Journal
    A warning siren bellowed through the concrete bunker of a top-secret Naval facility where U.S. military engineers prepared to demonstrate a weapon for which there is little defense. Officials huddled at a video screen for a first look at a deadly new supergun that can fire a 25-pound projectile through seven steel plates and leave a 5-inch hole. The weapon is called a railgun and requires neither gunpowder nor explosive. It is powered by electromagnetic rails that accelerate a hardened projectile to staggering velocity—a battlefield meteorite with the power to one day transform military strategy, say supporters, and keep the...
  • Amish for Trump

    05/29/2016 10:58:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 29, 2016 | Katie Glueck
    The Amish don’t read Donald Trump’s tweets and can’t watch his television appearances, and voting is practically against their religion. But that’s not stopping a group of Trump allies with ties to Ben Carson and Newt Gingrich from mounting a campaign to turn them out anyway. Amish PAC was started by an alum of a pro-Carson super PAC, an ex-Amish donor to that super PAC and an employee of Gingrich Productions. The group is planning to mount an old-fashioned, billboards-and-newspaper-ads effort this summer, designed to encourage Amish people in Pennsylvania and Ohio to turn out for Trump in November....
  • Life in the Childish States of America

    05/29/2016 10:26:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 29, 2016 | Kyle Smith
    This week we learned that, for the first time in 130 years, more young adults ages 18-34 are living with their parents than not. We also learned (or were reminded) that students at Oberlin, one of the most prestigious colleges in the country, are wee wailing babies who are having the all-day equivalent of night terrors. You can hardly speak to them without using “magic circles” to soothe them. These two trends aren’t coincidental: Millennials, and the generation following them, are reforming the country. What they’re creating amounts to the Childish States of America. If our national symbols were to...
  • Trump only exists because libs & bullying feminists made us all sick of political correctness

    05/29/2016 9:27:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | May 28, 2016 | Kathy Gyngell
    I’ll put my cards on the table. I am an unreconstructed woman who grieves at the passing of the "wolf whistle" era. I shout out loud if a man stands up or rushes to open the door for me. I literally pine for compliments from men. To be told that I looked beautiful or that my outfit was sexy would keep me on a high for weeks. But feminism has seen off these simple joys, dragging us into its dreary and oppressive world - for both sexes - where terrorised men are too afraid to compliment a woman on how...
  • Trump's strategy: Where he says he can win

    05/29/2016 9:18:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 27, 2016 | Gregory Wallace
    Donald Trump is not a conventional politician. And his path to the White House may not be very conventional either. He's hinting at a path to 270 electoral votes that would redraw the electoral map, taking him to victory through some states that haven't gone Republican since George H.W. Bush nearly swept the map in his 1988 bid. Presidential nominees typically focus on a handful of so-called battleground states, those that political observers and campaign strategists believe can tip either way in November. They largely take for granted that the rest of the map is predictable -- Texas for Republicans...
  • Why So Many Gay Men Are So Hot For Hillary Clinton

    05/29/2016 8:42:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The Wrap ^ | May 10, 2016 | Itay Hod
    “She was bullied a lot by Republicans. I can relate to that” Stop in on any given night at Revolver, a popular West Hollywood gay bar, and you’ll be bombarded by visions of perfectly chiseled men and underwear-clad dancers. But instead of ogling go-go boys, the 200 or so men who arrived on this particular evening in late April were there to pay homage to their queen. Queen Hillary, that is. “Gay men love powerful women,” said Alex Mohajer. “And not just because it’s campy. We identify with her.” A lawyer by day, Mohajer is the political director of...
  • Dubai Gets World’s First 3D-Printed Office Building

    05/29/2016 4:27:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    PSFK ^ | May 27, 2016 | Anna Johansson
    Dubai shows us that it's possible to build an entire office building with 3D printing technology 3D printing technology has been used to print everything from figurines to braces to medical tissue. It’s also been hotly considered for building temporary shelter houses following a natural disaster. This possibility alone has shown that 3D printing tech has the power to revolutionize the future of architecture, with Dubai serving as the first city build an entire office building using a 3D printer. They’re calling the project the Office of the Future, and it began in 2015. The building is approximately 2,690 square...
  • Video: Ron Paul confirms he is NOT supporting Donald Trump for U.S. president

    05/29/2016 4:18:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Economic Collapse News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Andrew Moran
    Former Texas Republican Congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul confirmed in an interview with the Fox Business Network that he will not be supporting Donald Trump for United States president. He said in jest that he’s waiting for Trump to become a libertarian. When asked if there’s anything that Trump could say that would help change his mind, Paul replied that he wouldn’t know what to believe since “he’s all over the map.” The entire four-minute interview is embedded below: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) This is different from his son, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who said he will support the GOP nominee,...
  • Donald Trump: Migrants treated better than US military veterans

    05/29/2016 3:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | May 29, 2016 | Jon Sopel
    Illegal immigrants in the US often get better care than the nation's military veterans, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has said. "We're not going to allow that to happen any longer," he told a bikers' rally in Washington DC. Mr Trump did not provide any evidence for his assertion. Last year, the billionaire sparked anger by attacking the military record of Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war. Mr Trump said Sen McCain was only considered a hero because he was a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. He then added: "I like people who weren't captured." Since...
  • NYT: Clinton Campaign Implodes Against Trump

    05/29/2016 3:38:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 28, 2016 | Staff
    AMY CHOZICK, ALEXANDER BURNS, and JONATHAN MARTIN write at the NY Times: Democrats could hardly believe their good fortune last month when it became clear that Hillary Clinton was headed to a general election showdown with Donald J. Trump. Mr. Trump carried so much baggage and had insulted so many voting blocs that some Clinton supporters began to imagine a landslide. But early optimism that this would be an easy race is evaporating. In the corridors of Congress, on airplane shuttles between New York and Washington, at donor gatherings and on conference calls, anxiety is spreading through the Democratic Party...
  • Bernie Sanders Doesn't Say No to Hypothetical Clinton VP Slot

    05/29/2016 2:35:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    NBC News' Meet The Press ^ | May 29, 2016 | Sally Bronston
    Would Bernie Sanders agree to be Hillary Clinton's running mate? He didn't rule it out when asked about it on NBC's "Meet the Press." Sanders told Chuck Todd he's focused on the California primary, but stopped short of refusing the offer should Clinton ask. "Here we are in California, I'm knocking my brains out to win the Democratic nomination," Sanders said. "What happens afterwards, we will see. But right now, my focus is on winning the nomination." The Vermont Senator called the California primary "the big enchilada." While Sanders admitted winning more pledged delegates than Secretary Clinton is an "uphill...
  • Clinton Campaign Refuses to Fill Out Transgender Issues Questionnaire

    05/29/2016 2:22:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Metro Weekly ^ | May 29, 2016 | John Riley
    A national transgender advocacy organization is criticizing the Clinton campaign for promising - and then backtracking - to fill out its political questionnaire on issues of importance to the transgender community. In a news release, Trans United Fund (TUF) noted that it had informed presidential campaigns from both parties of the organization's questionnaire upon its release on April 11. Within 30 minutes, both Democratic presidential campaigns happily agreed to fill out the questionnaire. The campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders completed the questionnaire and returned it on time. But two weeks after agreeing to complete the questionnaire, the Clinton campaign...
  • A bar bet on Trump’s appeal to African-Americans(Says Trump can reach 20% of black voters)

    05/29/2016 2:04:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jim Galloway
    If you had a decent history teacher in high school, you were taught that European democracies are slightly different from those in the Americas, both north and south. Democracies in this Western Hemisphere tend to be ethnic stews governed, with varying degrees of faithfulness, by constitutions and compacts. European democracies are built around nationalities — tribes of same-language peoples. A President Donald Trump and his “great again” appeals would push us closer toward the European model than we already are, his critics contend. If they’re right, a heightened season of racial tension could be in our Southern future. Some of...
  • What if Clinton were indicted, post-DNC?

    05/29/2016 1:45:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 29, 2016 | Thomas Fitzgerald
    Here's a Hollywood story pitch for a political thriller: A major candidate for president is charged with high crimes after sewing up the party nomination at the summer convention. House of Cards meets Game of Thrones. Maybe the scenario sounds a little far-fetched, but it's not inconceivable. Democrat Hillary Clinton is under FBI investigation, along with top aides, for using a private, unsecured email server to conduct official business as secretary of state in the Obama administration. The traffic included classified information. She says that in retrospect, she made a mistake but violated no laws....
  • Hillary Clinton Urged To Drop Out Of The Presidential Race

    05/29/2016 1:18:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | May 28, 2016 | Mohit Priyadarshi
    In light of the scathing internal audit that found Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton guilty of violating federal procedures during her time as the Secretary of State, several leading media organizations have chastised Clinton for her irresponsible acts, with some going so far as to suggest that she should drop out of the presidential race for the benefit of the Democratic Party. The Washington Post editorial board, taking note of the revelations that Hillary Clinton had never sought permission to conduct official business on her private server, roundly criticized her for what it called an “inexcusable and willful disregard for the...
  • Legal Cannabis is Literally Transforming Cities — Funding Roads, Schools, Charities and More

    05/29/2016 1:06:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | May 29, 2016 | Justin Gardner
    Two years after Colorado began its first retail sales of cannabis, towns and cities across the state are enjoying the benefits in a number of ways. With sales this year expected to reach $1 billion, local governments are seeing windfalls of tax revenue, which is funding education, recreation, infrastructure improvements, and even aid to the homeless. The small town of Mountain View may be able to dispel its reputation for collecting revenue through speeding tickets, now that two pot shops reside there. “We have such a small tax base,” said Mayor Jeff Kiddie, who opposed pot stores. “Medical and retail...
  • Finding a new formula for concrete

    05/28/2016 11:29:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    MIT News ^ | May 25, 2016 | Jennifer Chu
    Researchers at MIT are seeking to redesign concrete — the most widely used human-made material in the world — by following nature’s blueprints. In a paper published online in the journal Construction and Building Materials, the team contrasts cement paste — concrete’s binding ingredient — with the structure and properties of natural materials such as bones, shells, and deep-sea sponges. As the researchers observed, these biological materials are exceptionally strong and durable, thanks in part to their precise assembly of structures at multiple length scales, from the molecular to the macro, or visible, level. From their observations, the team, led...
  • The Immortality Hype

    05/28/2016 11:00:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Nautilus ^ | May 26, 2016 | Adam Piore
    It’d be easy to miss the unobtrusive brown door to Joon Yun’s second floor office, tucked away next to a dry cleaners and a hair salon in downtown Palo Alto, California. But the address itself speaks loud enough. Four-hundred-seventy University Avenue is located in the heart of a neighborhood that holds a special place in the lore of Silicon Valley start-up culture. A few minutes’ walk away are the early homes of PayPal, Facebook, and Google. Yet the early ambitions of these famous companies are modest when compared to the ideas I’ve come to discuss with Yun. I’ve been led...
  • Some Hispanics Face Ridicule Over Support for Trump

    05/28/2016 9:51:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 28, 2016 | Steve Peoples & Jill Colvin
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump pińatas - clashing with police, at times - to protest the Republican presidential contender's hard line approach to immigration. Yet far from the protests, an increasingly vocal Hispanic minority is speaking out in favor of the brash billionaire. They are backing Trump even in the face of resentment and suspicion from friends and family, who are among the overwhelming majority of non-white voters opposed to the New York businessman's candidacy...
  • Trump or not, ‘big data’ could be huge in 2016 vote

    05/28/2016 9:33:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 28, 2016 | AFP
    “Big data” could play a huge role in the 2016 US election, even if Donald Trump doesn’t think so. Trump, who sailed through the Republican primaries using unconventional campaign rallies and Twitter messages, has indicated that he sees little use for popular data analytics tools to help target specific voters. But analysts say he may be at a disadvantage in the general election if he stays on that course. “In the primaries, he was only looking for Republican voters, and in the general he needs all voters,” said Alan Rosenblatt, a digital political strategist...
  • Louisiana lawmaker labels Declaration of Independence racist in debate

    05/28/2016 8:58:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | May 28, 2016
    The Declaration of Independence came under attack from an unlikely quarter—a state legislator. Louisiana lawmaker Barbara Norton (D-Shreveport), argued that America’s founding document was racist during debate on a bill requiring public school students in the state to recite the Declaration of Independence daily, Fox & Friends reported Saturday. “For the Declaration of Independence only Caucasians (were) free,” Norton, who is black, said Wednesday during the debate on the floor of the Louisiana House of Representatives. “And for you to bring a bill to require that our children will recite the Declaration of Independence I think it’s a little bit...
  • Dole says GOPers should fall in line behind Trump, pushes Gingrich for VP

    05/28/2016 7:52:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 28, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Bob Dole encouraged fellow Republicans Saturday to back Donald Trump and suggested the presumptive GOP nominee select Newt Gingrich as his running mate. In an interview with CNN's Ana Cabrera, Dole -- the 1996 Republican nominee who said he spoke with Trump last week -- also suggested Trump apologize to Arizona Sen. John McCain and New Mexico Gov. Susanna Martinez for disparaging comments he's made about them in the past. "I have been a Republican all my life," said Dole, who endorsed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at one point during the 2016 primary fight but has since backed Trump....
  • Stein Says US Owes Japan an Apology for Nuke Attack, More Important is Commitment to Disarm

    05/28/2016 7:33:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Jill2016 ^ | May 27, 2016 | David Doonan
    Jill Stein, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for President, said that President Obama should apologize during his trip to Hiroshima for the use of nuclear weapons against Japan by pledging nuclear disarmament. Dr. Stein also urged Obama to listen to the testimony of the survivors of the nuclear attack, who have dedicated their lives to the elimination of nuclear weapons so that no one else should ever experience the hell on earth they survived. "The existence of nuclear weapons threatens the survival of humanity. I pledge to eliminate all such weapons as an urgent priority," stated Stein. Despite...
  • Riot police confront Donald Trump protesters outside California rally

    05/28/2016 6:36:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Police officers in riot gear declared a protest against Donald Trump unlawful as they made around dozen arrests outside a rally in California. The presumptive Republican nominee was speaking to an enthusiastic crowd of supporters in San Diego's convention centre. But outside around 1,000 people demonstrated against the billionaire tycoon, in tense scenes which included police pepper spraying some of the protesters. Police arrested one man who climbed a railing separating protesters from officers. His arrest led demonstrators to spray water and throw empty plastic bottles at officers. In another tense exchange, police shoved back demonstrators to separate them from...
  • Another sign Apple's electric car is coming

    05/28/2016 5:34:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    ZD Net ^ | May 26, 2016 | Stephanie Condon
    Apple has yet to confirm whether it's investing in its own line of electric vehicles, but Reuters is out with more evidence that Project Titan is underway: The tech giant has reportedly been in talks with charging station companies and has hired at least four electric vehicle charging specialists. Apple has been asking charging station companies about their underlying technology, Reuters reports, for reasons other than providing charging stations for its own employees (which the company already does). Speculation about Apple's electric vehicle project, dubbed Titan, has gone on for months, with reports indicating the company is aiming to ship...
  • Sanders: 'Terrible idea' to turn to Biden if Clinton is indicted

    05/28/2016 5:20:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Bernie Sanders says it would be a "terrible idea" for Democrats to recruit Vice President Joe Biden to run for president if Hillary Clinton is forced out of the race. "I think that would be a terrible, terrible idea," Sanders said Friday in an interview with The Young Turks, a pro-Sanders online news show. "That would say to the millions of people who have supported us, that have worked with us, that would say all of your energy, all of your votes, all of your beliefs are irrelevant. We're going to bring in someone else," Sanders said. "I happen to...
  • Latino SJWs For Trump

    05/28/2016 4:43:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | May 28, 2016 | Rod Dreher
    If you’re Donald Trump, you can’t buy publicity like this from his enemies in San Diego yesterday: As hundreds of protesters outside his rally here Friday afternoon chanted obscenities, waved Mexican flags and clashed with police, Donald Trump reveled on stage in the drama his candidacy has created. More: One poster referenced Trump’s wife, who immigrated to the United States from Slovenia: “The Art of the Deal. Deport Melania. Legalize 11 million.” Another: “Trump, Shame of America.” Another: “Jesus would not vote for Trump.” And: “Racist, go home.” As the rally progressed inside, a few protesters — including two women...
  • It’s time to just say it. I’m getting about sick of Mitt Romney.

    05/28/2016 4:09:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Yikes. I’m probably as surprised as anyone else to hear myself saying it, but the producers might want to start cranking up the music and offer a subtle hint to Mitt Romney that it’s time to get off the stage. We’re busy getting ready for the convention in Cleveland and the pieces are pretty much set up on the board, yet it seems that the winner of the 2012 GOP primary can’t bring himself to step back and let somebody else get on message. This pattern of behavior was on display yet again this week when Mitt let everyone know...
  • Indian women 'sold' like products in a retail shop in Gulf states for $1,500. Andhra minister

    05/28/2016 3:17:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    MFS The Other News ^ | May 27, 2016
    "Instructions should be issued to Indian embassy officials in Gulf countries to interfere in the matter and provide necessary help in terms of food, clothing and shelter," he wrote. Women domestic workers from Andhra Pradesh are languishing in jails in the Gulf states after attempting to flee abusive employers or overstaying their visas, said Palle Raghunatha Reddy, minister for non-resident Indian welfare, urging the national government to help them. In a letter to Sushma Swaraj, Reddy called for action to bring back the women. “Necessary steps should be initiated to bring them to their native areas safely by providing free...
  • Trump: Cancel Paris, Cut Funds for UN Climate, Save the coal industry

    05/28/2016 2:56:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    JoNova ^ | May 28, 2016
    Trump vows to cancel the Paris climate deal, stop funding UN global warming programs and save the coal industry. Gotta love these plans. No wonder the big-government fans are apoplectic over Donald Trump as he paints targets on their most sacred cows. In Australia Bill Shorten, potential Prime Minister, called Trump: “Barking Mad.” Shorten, showing his diplomatic talent, was burning goodwill with a potential US president and 45% of voters in the largest economy in the world and our most important strategic ally. Below, the Trump plans this week: to use cheap energy; to stop trying to change the weather,...
  • A President Hillary Clinton Could Pardon Herself and Congress Might Be Helpless to Act

    05/28/2016 2:43:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    LawNewz ^ | May 23, 2016 | Chris White
    Towards the end of April and into early May, several news outlets ran reports (citing anonymous sources) that the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail was expected to be wrapped in the coming weeks. However, a few weeks later, FBI Director James Comey met with reporters and indicated the Bureau had no set timeline for completing the investigation. He even stated that the upcoming political conventions and general election would not factor into when the investigation would be completed. So, lets take Comey at his word and imagine this scenario: It is Friday, January 20, 2017...
  • The Most Powerful Wealth Generator There Is

    05/28/2016 1:46:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Arts Mechanical ^ | May 27, 2016 | JC Carlton
    Economist have a hard time understanding the causes of growth and wealth creation. For instance, economic theory, as much as it has tried, has yet to explain the industrial revolution. The weighty tomes of economists talk of “animal spirits,” or “the invisible hand” as if all that activity happens with no rhyme or reason. In the end they can’t explain or seem to understand the really important. This recent op ed in the WSJ gets it. Actually, the “we” of comparative enrichment includes most countries nowadays, with sad exceptions. Two centuries ago, the average world income per human (in present-day...
  • Sanders Supporter In "Anarchy" T-Shirt: Albuquerque Violence Incited By Trump Supporters

    05/27/2016 8:30:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 25, 2016 | Tim Hains
    The protestor talks to MSNBC: MSNBC REPORTER: The Albuquerque Police believe the people who are left are here in order to disrupt... Hi, good to see you... I know we spoke earlier about your message and why you're out here. MADELIENE: Well, I just gave them up there two hugs, because the message they're trying to get across is right. We're people, you know, let's love each other, that was the beginning of the protest. There's families out there. We were having fun. It was stop Trump's hate with love. And then quickly, once the Trump supporters started coming in,...
  • Donald Trump will win the US presidency by a landslide – don't underestimate him yet again

    05/27/2016 7:58:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Independent | May 26, 2016 | Andrew MacLeod
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/donald-trump-will-win-the-us-presidency-by-a-landslide-dont-underestimate-him-yet-again-a7051686.html#commentsDiv
  • Why Republicans Will Vote For Trump

    05/27/2016 5:01:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hoover Institution's Defining Ideas ^ | May 24, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>If Donald Trump manages to curb most of his more outrageous outbursts by November, most Republicans who would have preferred that he did not receive the nomination will probably hold their noses and vote for him.</p> <p>How could that be when a profane Trump has boasted that he would limit Muslim immigration into the United States, talked cavalierly about torturing terrorist suspects and executing their relatives, promised to deport all eleven-million Mexican nationals who are residing illegally in the U.S., and threatened a trade war with China by slapping steep tariffs on their imports?</p>
  • Clinton Clinches Democratic Nomination

    05/27/2016 2:13:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews has revealed that the major television networks plan to call the Democratic primary for Hillary Clinton during the day on June 7th — hours prior to the close of polls in California — on the grounds that Clinton has “clinched” the nomination as soon as she crosses the 2,383-delegate threshold via both pledged delegates (who are already committed to her) and super-delegates (who cannot, by Democratic Party rules, commit themselves to her or be tallied until July 25th). In other words, as recently indicated by Mark Murray, NBC’s Senior Editor for Politics, the networks will make the...
  • Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes

    05/27/2016 1:54:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WHNS-TV ^ | May 27, 2016 | Nancy Benac and Foster Klug, The Associated Press
    HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) - With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons. As the first American president to visit the city where the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb, Obama came to acknowledge - but not apologize for - an act many Americans see as a justified end to a brutal war that Japan started with a sneak attack at Pearl Harbor. Some 140,000 people died after...
  • Trump's Intellectuals: They’re out there—"beyond the Beltway."

    05/27/2016 1:32:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The June 6, 2016 Issue | Fred Barnes
    Inside the Beltway and along the Washington-to-Boston corridor, #NeverTrump has won the hearts and minds of conservative intellectuals and the high-toned media. The dissenters—yes, there are some—make a lot less noise. But move away from the East Coast and it's a different story. Out there, the conservative intelligentsia isn't aligned against Donald Trump—quite the contrary. Roger L. Simon, the screenwriter, novelist, and former CEO of PJ Media, predicted last August that Trump would win the presidency. Nine months later, in May, he wrote that "it still holds true." "Like others, I want things to change .  .  . and Donald seems like...
  • Where the 2016 DNC state delegations are staying in Philadelphia

    05/26/2016 11:20:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Philly Voice ^ | May 25, 2016 | Staff
    About 6,000 delegates and alternates are coming to Philadelphia for the 2016 Democratic National Convention from July 25 to 28, 2016. Fifty-seven state delegations were assigned to 26 hotels in Philadelphia and Valley Forge. State delegations use their hotels as a base of operations during the convention week. Each delegation begins its day by hosting breakfast at their respective hotels to preview the day’s convention activities. In addition, delegates use their hotels to host receptions and conduct official business, including meetings and press conferences. The delegations will be bused to the Wells Fargo Center during the convention hours. After a...
  • Poll: Veterans Much Prefer Trump to Clinton

    05/26/2016 10:17:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | May 26, 2016 | Cameron Easley
    The news on Donald Trump and veterans hasn’t been very flattering this week, but recent Morning Consult surveys show that members of the military and their families largely back the presumptive GOP nominee in the race for the White House. Almost half of veterans and voters who belong to veteran households (47 percent) picked Donald Trump as their presidential nominee in surveys taken from May 13 through May 24. Of the 1,668 military voters polled, only 38 percent support former Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee. Fourteen percent of military voters remain undecided....
  • Dick Morris: Private Aide Ran Hillary's Email Server Without Security Clearance

    05/26/2016 9:42:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 26, 2016 | Todd Beamon
    A personal aide to former President Bill Clinton with no security clearance maintained Hillary Clinton's private email account and server — greatly jeopardizing national security, political strategist Dick Morris told Newsmax TV on Thursday. The aide, Justin Cooper, served the Clinton Foundation while working for a private consulting firm, Teneo Holdings and Decision Sciences Corp., that served foreign dictators, Morris told "The Steve Malzberg Show" in an interview. "He has no security clearance — and he had access to every single email either sent by or received by the secretary of state of the United States for four years," Morris...
  • Why The Anger That Has Lifted Sanders and Trump Is Here to Stay

    05/26/2016 8:32:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Fortune Magazine ^ | May 26, 2016 | Geoff Colvin
    A substantial number of voters think they’ve been cut out of America’s implicit economic deal. The “anger” hypothesis for explaining the rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders has become the conventional one, and this is a rare occasion when I believe the conventional view is right. Recent news stories show why the Trump-Sanders phenomenon will not be fleeting. The Fed reported on Wednesday that nearly half of Americans would have trouble meeting an unexpected $400 expense. In addition, about one-fifth of Americans were working two or more jobs simultaneously last year, and about one-third have no retirement savings or...