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  • How North Korea could kill 90 percent of Americans

    03/29/2017 5:00:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 29, 2017 | R. James Woolsey and Vincent Pry
    The mainstream media, and some officials who should know better, continue to allege North Korea does not yet have capability to deliver on its repeated threats to strike the U.S. with nuclear weapons. False reassurance is given to the American people that North Korea has not “demonstrated” that it can miniaturize a nuclear warhead small enough for missile delivery, or build a reentry vehicle for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of penetrating the atmosphere to blast a U.S. city. Yet any nation that has built nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, as North Korea has done, can easily overcome the...
  • President wants first section of border wall in San Diego

    03/29/2017 4:46:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KGTV-TV ^ | March 29, 2017 | Steve Fiorina
    SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- - San Diego will be the starting point for President Trump's plan to build a border wall. The president has submitted a budget request for almost $1 billion for 2017, to begin building the border wall in San Diego and along the Rio Grande River Valley in Texas. RELATED: Trump requests $1 billion to build 62 miles of border wall In the plan, the president asks that 62 miles of the fence be built this year, and two section are in San Diego. The sections would total 28 miles - half of the local project would...
  • Rutgers appoints its 1st full-time Muslim chaplain: 1st public university

    03/29/2017 4:33:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Targum ^ | March 28, 2017 | Camilo Montoya-Galvez
    In hiring Kaiser Aslam as a full-time Muslim chaplain for the community, Rutgers became the first public University to offer this type of spiritual guidance to Muslim students. Aslam’s position provides a combination of advising and counseling, and his services are open to all students. Immediately after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Kaiser Aslam said he was mortified about the social implications of praying in public at an airport. Now, he is worried about the legal ramifications of simply boarding a flight. As Rutgers’ first full-time Muslim chaplain, Aslam is tasked with providing spiritual guidance to thousands of...
  • Alibaba to Create 122 Million Jobs in China’s Digital Economy in 2035: Report

    03/29/2017 2:34:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Yibada ^ | March 29, 2017 | Manny Salvacion
    At least 122 million out of the total 415 million jobs, or nearly 30 percent of jobs available in China's digital economy in 2035, will be produced by Alibaba, according to a new report from management advisory firm Boston Consulting Group (BCG). An article published by alizila.com cited a recent study, "Year 2035: 400 Million Job Opportunities in the Digital Age," which said that Alibaba economy will generate jobs as it further expands into cloud computing, media and entertainment, and financial technology. "If Alibaba-generated employment has the same share of China's digital economy in 2035 as in 2015, the platform...
  • Italian firm to build $20M factory, create 26 high-tech jobs in West Michigan

    03/29/2017 12:23:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Flint Journal ^ | March 29, 2017 | Jim Harger
    GAINES TOWNSHIP, MI - Siliconature Corp. plans to build a $20 million manufacturing facility and create at least 26 high-tech manufacturing jobs, according to The Right Place Inc. Founded in 1987 and headquartered near Venice, Italy, Siliconature makes silicone-coated release films used to make adhesive tapes and labels for a wide range of manufacturing industries. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. is supporting the project with the approval of a $286,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant, according to The Right Place. Gaines Charter Township approved the creation of an industrial development district for the property at 4495 68th Street SE...
  • The Systems President

    03/29/2017 11:14:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Scott Adams' Blog ^ | March 29, 2017 | Scott Adams
    Was President Trump’s first attempt at getting a healthcare bill a failure? Your answer to that question probably depends on whether you are a goals-thinker or a systems-thinker. If you see the world in terms of goals, you would say the healthcare bill did not get enough votes on the first try, and therefore it is clearly a Trump/Ryan failure. But if you see the world in terms of systems, things look a lot better. I talk about the advantages of systems over goals in my book. The quick summary is that a system is something you do on a...
  • Pelosi connects alt-right, white supremacist movements to Trump in AIPAC speech

    03/29/2017 12:32:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 28, 2017 | Al Weaver
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke out against purported connections between the White House and the alt-right movement and white supremacists, citing the "poisonous attitudes we are witnessing now" in a speech before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual conference Tuesday. Pelosi briefly brought up the 2016 election to note the rise of both movements in a jab against President Trump and the White House. Pelosi's comments were likely directed at Steve Bannon, the White House chief strategist, and his work for Breitbart News prior to joining the Trump campaign last summer. "We come together in the aftermath of...
  • Sneed: FOP’s Angelo says Trump has cops’ backs after meeting

    03/29/2017 12:01:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 29, 2017 | Michael Sneed
    It was a love fest. “It was humbling,” Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President Dean Angelo told Sneed after meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday. “Although we did not come away with specific promises on manpower and assistance, it was good to hear President Trump was truly supportive of us.” Angelo said that after the meeting, he and the eight other FOP leaders — including national FOP President Chuck Canterbury — were taken from the Roosevelt Room at the White House and into the Oval Office for a photo in back of the president sitting...
  • Democrats Are Stuck Between A Mob And Their Job

    03/28/2017 11:01:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 26, 2017 | Katie Frates, associate editor
    It hasn’t been a good few months for the Democratic Party, and if its activists’ reaction to the Congressional Black Caucus meeting with President Donald Trump is any indication, it’s not going to get better. Under former President Barack Obama’s stewardship, Democrats lost the 2016 presidential election, House, Senate, governorships and state legislatures across the country. Now they’re dealing with an identity crisis with no clear solution — one that is primed to cause more intraparty conflict than the tea party caused the Republican Party. Despite all this failure, they succeeded at one thing: throwing away the old and creating...
  • Michael Moore: Trump Starting 'Extinction of Human Life'

    03/28/2017 8:25:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    NewsMax ^ | March 28, 2017 | Cathy Burke
    Filmmaker Michael Moore lashed out at President Donald Trump's easing of Obama administration energy regulations – asserting it will trigger the "extinction of human life." Moore's dramatic declaration came in a tweet storm following Trump's order Tuesday rolling back regulations to curb carbon emissions. Trump has called global warming a "hoax" invented by the Chinese, and has repeatedly criticized the power-plant rule as an attack on American workers and the U.S. coal industry. "Historians in the near future will mark today, March 28, 2017, as the day the extinction of human life on earth began," Moore tweeted, adding the Environmental...
  • Trump's Border Wall Hits Snag Among Some Republicans

    03/28/2017 8:00:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 28, 2017 | Reuters
    President Donald Trump's call for $1.5 billion this year to help build a wall along the border with Mexico could be in jeopardy as fellow Republicans in Congress weigh delaying a decision on the request. Republican Senator Roy Blunt, a member of his party's leadership, told reporters on Tuesday that money for the wall likely would not be coupled with a spending bill that must pass by April 28 to avoid shutting down federal agencies whose funding expires then. Blunt said the must-do funding "comes together better" without Trump's additional request for the border wall and military programs and could...
  • Commentary: The creative working class are bringing American jobs back

    03/28/2017 6:10:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | March 28, 2017 | Joshua Bingaman
    Even though tech progress tends to grab more headlines, there’s another “Made in America” story to be told. There’s a harkening back to the days of craftsmanship — and there is a groundswell of interest and entrepreneurship surrounding skills and trades. Legions of people seek work that calls for the use of their hands. Men and women of all ages crave a job that allows them to create something physically. They want to make their own products. American making and doing is strong. Maybe it’s the word “manufacturing” that gets misappropriated; we’re inclined to picture smoke-billowing factories and the dusty...
  • Mercer expects 280 new jobs (West Virginia)

    03/28/2017 5:55:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Bluefield Daily Telegraph ^ | March 23, 2017 | Blake Stowers
    PRINCETON — Two new manufacturing companies, and three other currently unidentified projects, will create approximately 280 new jobs for Mercer County, officials confirmed Wednesday. Mercer County Development Authority Executive Director Janet Bailey said in a report given at a Development Authority meeting that the new projects represent an estimated $15.5 million in new capital investments for 2017 and 2018. She said officials have four or five manufacturing projects underway and three projects “we can’t talk about yet.” Bailey said project number one involves a company moving from Cedar Bluff, Va. to Princeton. “Project number one is Elgin Industries/Tabor Machines,” Bailey...
  • Former northeast Ohio mayor pleads guilty to raping 4-year-old

    03/28/2017 5:08:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    WCMH-TV ^ | March 18, 2017
    WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Former Hubbard, Ohio mayor Richard Keenan, who now admits to raping a young child, is facing life behind bars. He was visibly shaken Friday as he changed his plea to guilty on 20 counts of sex crimes, including eight counts of rape. Keenan agreed to a life sentence with the eligibility of parole after ten years. According to court documents, the abuse began as early as September 2013 when the victim — who Keenan knew — was just 4 years old. “It gives the victim some closure. Obviously, keeps this young child from having to testify...
  • The Young Turks Really, Really Don't Want You to Compare Them to Breitbart. And yet...

    03/28/2017 4:53:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | March 28, 2017 | Tim Murphy
    Cenk Uygur bristles at the notion that the progressive media company he co-founded more than a decade ago, the Young Turks, is becoming the Breitbart of the left—that is, a pugilistic news outlet waging an ideological war with the establishment class. If you ask him, the comparison is backward. "Andrew Breitbart, when he was on my show before he passed away, said they emulated us, not the other way around," Uygur told me in mid-March, after finishing a panel at South by Southwest. "They get a lot of credit now because our idiot president reads them, but in terms of...
  • Masked Agitators Attack President's Supporters, Whine When MAGA Strikes Back

    03/28/2017 4:22:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 26, 2017 | Debra Heine
    Pepper spray seems to be the weapon of choice for the anti-Trump left in California since the election. Anti-Trump agitators pepper-sprayed Trump supporters attending a Milo Yiannopoulos event in Berkeley last month, and a "Make America Great Again" march in Huntington Beach turned violent in similar fashion on Saturday, leading to four arrests. The march drew about 2,000 Trump supporters -- many of them wearing MAGA hats and waving American flags, according to the Orange County Register. After about a dozen agitators wearing black masks formed a wall blocking the marchers as they made their way down to Bolsa Chica...
  • Democrats burned by polling blind spot

    03/27/2017 11:11:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 27, 2017 | Steven Shepard
    As they investigate the forces behind the party’s stunning losses in November, Democrats are coming to a troubling conclusion. The party didn’t just lose among rural white voters on Election Day, it may have failed to capture them in its pre-election polling as well. Many pollsters and strategists believe that rural white voters, particularly those without college degrees, eluded the party’s polling altogether — and their absence from poll results may have been both a cause and a symptom of Donald Trump’s upset victory over Hillary Clinton in several states. . . Determining what exactly happened is one of the...
  • Total announces expansion to include new steam cracker, 1,500 jobs in Port Arthur (Texas)

    03/27/2017 10:05:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KBMT-TV ^ | March 27, 2017
    PARIS - Total announced Monday that it is entering into a joint venture to expand their plants in Port Arthur and Bayport. The company, headquartered in Paris, will hold a 50% interest in a new joint venture with Borealis and Nova1 to build an ethane steam cracker in Port Arthur and a new Borstar polyethylene unit in Bayport according to a release from the company. The new $1.7 billion cracker in Port Arthur is scheduled for a 2020 startup and is expected to create about 1,500 jobs according to the release. CB&I has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction...
  • How Trump's presidency is succeeding

    03/27/2017 4:21:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 27, 2017 | James Hohmann, The Washington Post
    Reading some of the news coverage this weekend, one might get the impression that Donald Trump's failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act is akin to Woodrow Wilson not getting the League of Nations ratified. In other words, a fatal blow to his presidency. That's hooey. Health care is a siren song that has seduced many presidents since Harry Truman called for a national insurance program in 1945. Bill Clinton, for instance, spent far more political capital on the issue than Trump during his first year as president. His party also controlled both chambers of Congress, and he too failed...
  • Woman arrested on disorderly charge at Trump's Mar-a-Lago

    03/27/2017 3:47:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WFTV-TV ^ | March 27, 2017 | Eleanor Roy, Palm Beach Daily News
    PALM BEACH, Fla. - Police arrested a Florida woman Friday on a disorderly intoxication charge at Mar-a-Lago after Palm Beach police said she tried to rush toward a Secret Service-restricted zone inside the club and was talking to empty cars. Amanda Ayres Kerwin, 37, is charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest without violence, both misdemeanors, according to a police report. The report said a Mar-a-Lago security guard saw Kerwin stumble toward an exit and tried to escort her outside late Friday. She insisted her friends were inside, and the guard brought her back inside. Kerwin then rushed toward a...
  • Trump requests — and receives — this infrastructure list from builders union

    03/27/2017 3:07:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | March 27, 2017 | Lindsay Wise and Stuart Leavenworth, McClatchy Washington Bureau
    Labor unions representing construction workers have sent an infrastructure priority list to President Donald Trump at his request, as his White House searches for projects to greenlight that require little if any federal funding. North America’s Building Trades Unions sent the White House the wish list of 26 projects, including more than $80 billion worth of energy transmission lines, water and wind projects, and pipelines across the country. More than half of the projects on the list given to Trump aide Stephen Miller are privately financed. All but one are in the midst of permitting and could use the Trump...
  • No Need For Basic Income: Five Policies To Deal With The Threat Of Technological Unemployment

    03/27/2017 1:45:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Social Europe ^ | March 27, 2017 | Henning Meyer
    The potential threat of technological unemployment is one of the most hotly debated economic issues of our times: in boardrooms and trade union offices but also increasingly amongst policy-makers. The catch-all term ‘digital’ may have been added to numerous political concepts in recent years but beyond such branding there has been very little debate of substance about what a comprehensive policy response to this threat should be. We do not know whether some of the more sombre predictions about large-scale job losses will materialize but we do know that governments and others need to be prepared if and when substantial...
  • Why one business is investing in immigrant entrepreneurs to help create 100,000 jobs for Americans

    03/27/2017 11:28:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Tech Republic ^ | March 27, 2017 | Hope Reese
    When Nitin Pachisia arrived in the US from India in 2005, he became one of the 8 million first-generation immigrants to land in America that year. Nearly a decade later, Pachisia has learned from firsthand experience how much support immigrants need to create their own thriving startups. In 2014, he co-founded Unshackled Ventures, a firm that invests in immigrant entrepreneurs. Pachisia is using his money to help other immigrants get their businesses started—and creating 100,000 American jobs while he's at it. Both Pachisia and his business partner have previously started companies with a cofounder who was in the US on...
  • How Sensors, Robotics And Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Agriculture

    03/27/2017 11:11:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 19, 2017 | Jennifer Kite-Powell
    The world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. China and India, the two largest countries in the world, have populations totalling around one billion. In four years, by 2022, India is predicted to have the largest population in the world, surpassing China. This means we need new ways to grow food that are smarter and helps regulate our use of land, water and energy in order to feed the planet and avoid a global food crisis. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute believe the answer lies in sensors, artificial intelligence (AI) and robots. In a new...
  • VT Industries investing $21 million in hometown (60 new manufacturing jobs in Iowa)

    03/27/2017 1:16:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Sioux City Journal ^ | March 26, 2017 | Ty Rushing
    HOLSTEIN, Iowa -- With demand for its architectural doors surging, VT Industries officials explored potential expansion sites last year. The company turned to the small Northwest Iowa city where the third-generation business got its start more than 50 years ago and continues to flourish. “We looked around the country to decide where we were going to either start up a new plant or add on to one of our existing plants and we really felt like with our workforce here and how well everything’s running here we wanted to keep the facility here in Holstein and expand upon it," said...
  • Who Are The Reality Stars That Publicly Support President Donald Trump?

    03/27/2017 12:56:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Inquisitr News ^ | March 26, 2017 | Georgia Makitalo
    Former Celebrity Apprentice host, Arnold Schwarzenegger, may have recently distanced himself from President Donald Trump, but The Donald has nothing to worry about as many members of his reality show brethren still has his back, unlike Hollywood. Who are some of the reality stars that continue to support Donald Trump? When it looked as though there was no one that would perform at Trump’s inauguration, Gold Rush‘s Todd Hoffman generously offered his singing talents, but on Facebook. Although he was eager to share his services to sing for the then-newly elected president, it was too bad that Trump, who prefers...
  • Melania Trump: How does the first lady compare to her predecessors 65 days in?

    03/26/2017 11:45:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Mic ^ | March 26, 2017 | Alison Durkee
    While their husbands may be the ones in the Oval Office, first ladies have plenty of power of their own. In addition to playing hostess at one of the most famous residences in the world, America's first ladies have traditionally used their positions to shape policy, champion causes and help spark real change. Two months into her husband's presidency, though, first lady Melania Trump is signaling her role will be much more subdued. Though the first lady is viewed favorably by 52% of Americans — far higher than her husband's latest approval rating — Mrs. Trump has taken a hands-off...
  • Mexicans Who Help Build Donald Trump’s Wall Are ‘Traitors,’ Top Archdiocese Says

    03/26/2017 9:49:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 26, 2017 | Reuters
    Mexicans who help build President Donald Trump’s planned border wall would be acting immorally and should be deemed traitors, the Catholic Archdiocese of Mexico said on Sunday, turning up the heat on a simmering dispute over the project. In a provocative editorial, the country’s biggest Archdiocese sought to increase pressure on the government to take a tougher line on companies aiming to profit from the wall, which has strained relations between Trump and the Mexican government. “Any company intending to invest in the wall of the fanatic Trump would be immoral, but above all, its shareholders and owners should be...
  • Critical Flaw In Lithium-Sulfur Batteries Has Been Solved

    03/26/2017 6:31:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Wall Street Pit ^ | March 26, 2017
    Anyone who has a portable device — including smartphones, tablets, laptops, smartwatches and fitness trackers — is obviously familiar with a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery because most (if not all) of these devices are powered by this kind of battery. We’ve been okay with the rechargeable for a while, but as lithium-ion batteries are now close to reaching their maximum storage capacity (in other words, battery life can’t be extended any more), and with the horror stories about phone batteries that explode or burn, the search is on for an alternative battery that can meet our demands better and safer. So...
  • Jeb Bush: Trump a ‘distraction in and of himself’

    03/26/2017 6:10:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 26, 2017 | Cyra Master
    Former Florida Gov. and onetime GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Sunday that President Donald Trump is making life a little more difficult for himself. In an interview with Jim DeFede for "Facing South Florida" that aired Sunday, Bush said Trump "should stop saying things that aren't true, that are distractions from the task at hand." "He's a distraction in and of himself," he said. "He's got a lot of work to do, and some of these things — the wiretapping and all of this stuff — is a complete distraction that makes it harder to accomplish the things I...
  • AP style guide is updated to normalize “gender” as not being related to sex

    03/26/2017 4:41:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 26, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Previously, when people scoffed at the idea of language as being an important building block of civilized social structure I would simply roll my eyes. These days… not so much. We’ve covered more than a few stories here about special snowflakes on college campuses or writers at Alt-Left publications demanding this or that change to the English (or more properly “American”) language to accommodate “transgender” sensitivities. As has happened all too often across the span of history, it’s easy enough to simply mock these trends and wait for them to die off like the fad of swallowing live goldfish or...
  • Jing-Jin-Ji: China Planning Megalopolis the Size of New England

    03/26/2017 4:27:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 25, 2017 | Eric Baculinao
    TIANJIN, China — China's rulers are planning a megacity that will be home to 130 million people and cover an area the size of New England. Sitting on the northeast coast of China, Jing-Jin-Ji — which stands for Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei — is a central plank of the country's economic development plan over the next century. The sheer numbers around the the project are startling. In November, the government approved $36 billion to build some 700 miles of new rail there within just three years' time. Residents of bedroom communities just outside Beijing's city limits who now spend five to six hours...
  • Bernie Sanders, Top Progressives Announce New Medicare-For-All Push

    03/26/2017 1:09:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 25, 2017 | Daniel Marans
    In the wake of the Republican failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Friday, leading figures in the progressive wing of the Democratic Party are rallying behind a single-payer health insurance and a raft of other bold reforms. These lawmakers and grassroots leaders have long believed that the problems plaguing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, are rooted in the original health care law’s attempt to accommodate, rather than gradually replace, the private, for-profit health insurance system. Now that efforts to eliminate the law wholesale are effectively dead, they are again arguing that the best way to...
  • A case for a special election for the President of the United States (Grasping at straws)

    03/25/2017 11:44:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Billings Gazette ^ | March 26, 2017 | Professor Chris Edelson
    After just two months, there is no question that the Donald Trump presidency is an unmitigated disaster. The FBI is conducting an investigation to determine whether members of the Trump campaign cooperated with Russian efforts to help elect Donald Trump last year. This by itself is extraordinary and unprecedented. As Republicans noted last year, it is very difficult to have a presidential administration under FBI investigation. No one knows what the investigation will find, but what we already know is bad enough. Senior Trump advisors lied about their contacts with Russian officials; one, Michael Flynn, was forced to resign from...
  • Trump drone strike OBLITERATES Al Qaeda terror tyrant who killed US military personnel

    03/25/2017 10:30:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Sunday Express ^ | March 26, 2017 | Vincent Wood
    The Pentagon has revealed a US air strike in Afghanistan earlier in the week killed al Qaeda militant Qari Yasin, a well known figure in the Pakistani Taliban. Along with plotting an attack which killed two military personnel, Yasin was believed to have been the mastermind behind a deadly attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said: “The death of Qari Yasin is evidence that terrorists who defame Islam and deliberately target innocent people will not escape justice.” Yasin was believed to have been responsible for a 2008 bombing on a hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan,...
  • Blue Lives Matter flag deemed 'racist,' ordered to come down

    03/25/2017 9:51:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2017 | Fox 13
    A Florida woman is being told to take down her Blue Lives Matter flag that's been flying for several years now by her homeowners association. Jeff Gaddie told Action News Jacksonville that his daughter in St. Johns County has been flying the flag to honor him and many other family members who are law enforcement. "She called to ask why," Gaddie said. "They told her they had received a complaint that it was considered racist, offensive and anti-Black Lives Matter,” he said.....
  • Effort Underway to Legalize All Pot (Illinois)

    03/25/2017 9:14:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 145 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...
  • Dear White People: Lara Witt (@Femmefeministe) Hates You

    03/25/2017 8:50:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | March 25, 2017 | Robert Stacy McCain
    (TWEETS-AT-LINK) There is nothing surprising about feminist writer Lara Witt’s declaration: “Also white people are evil. Whiteness is evil.” Democrats hate white people. Everybody knows this by now. The #BlackLivesMatter movement was funded by Democrat donors to incite hatred against white people and law enforcement officers, as a way to motivate black voters to turn out for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. The feminist movement is also now an anti-white movement. The end of the Obama era, and the defeat of Hillary Clinton — in an election where exit polls showed 53% of white women voted for Donald Trump...
  • Trump to send envoy to Arab Summit

    03/25/2017 8:10:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | March 26, 2017 | Dalit Halevi
    Jordan's Minister of State for Media Affairs, Mohammad Momani, said Saturday that a U.S. presidential envoy will attend the 28th Arab Summit to be held in Jordan starting on Wednesday. Momani said in a press conference that a French envoy will attend the summit as well. He added that contacts are currently being held through the Jordanian embassy in Washington to arrange the meetings that the American envoy will hold during the summit. Momani noted that the Arab world is interested in holding the Arab Summit in order to convey a message to the world that Muslims are a nation...
  • 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 · 18 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...
  • Calculating Reparations: $1.5 Million for Each Slave Descendant in the U.S.

    03/25/2017 3:17:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    The Black Agenda Report ^ | January 22, 2013 | Denis Rancourt
    For some descendants of persons held in U.S. chattel bondage, no monetary sum can compensate for the enslavement of their ancestors. However, for those looking for a number, there are various ways to calculate the value of involuntary servitude. Here’s one of them. Calculating Reparations: $1.5 Million for Each Slave Descendant in the U.S. by Denis Rancourt This article previously appeared on Mr. Rancourt’s web site, Activist Teacher. “This calculation includes only the money due to ancestors and their descendants, in terms of the stolen actual labor counted in person-hours.” It is not difficult to calculate a MINIMUM amount of...
  • Trump supporters rally, clash with counter-protesters

    03/25/2017 2:27:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    KPCC-FM ^ | March 25, 2017 | Staff
    Supporters of President Donald Trump demonstrated in Huntington Beach and Hollywood Saturday. The Make America Great Again rallies drew more than a thousand to march along the coast starting from Warner Avenue off Pacific Coast Highway. Hollywood protestors gathered outside the Hollywood/Vine station and rallied before marching to Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “We are here to get together to show our gratitude for our law enforcement, military, president, vice president and anyone who puts their life on the line every day to make America great,” said Jennifer Sterling, one of the organizers of the Huntington Beach...
  • 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...
  • Undocumented migrants await Trump's next move

    03/25/2017 1:38:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | March 25, 2017 | James Reinl
    Cafes, churches and playing fields are quieter than usual, as undocumented immigrants lay low amid the crackdown United States, New York - With such slogans as "Resiste" and "No Deportaciones" emblazoned on the walls, there is little doubt that La Morada, a restaurant in a gritty district of New York, is more than your average taco-serving Mexican diner. Sure, their Oaxaca-style tortilla, mole sauce and steaming hot chocolate delight locals. But the Saavedra family that owns and runs the eatery sees itself as a Bronx bastion against a revived immigration crackdown under United States President Donald Trump. "There's obviously a...
  • Why Trump’s approval ratings don’t matter

    03/25/2017 1:21:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 25, 2017 | Salena Zito
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — While pundits breathlessly reported this week that President Trump’s Gallup approval rating has plummeted to a historic low (dipping to 37 points), not all approval ratings are created equal. Because in American politics, geography is everything. Live in an urban, minority or college setting, and Donald J. Trump is underwater in the polls in a big way; he gets a frosty 29 percent approval rating in the cities, 35 percent approval in the urban suburbs, in the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal survey. But, live in the second ring of suburbs outside the cities, or the exurbs or...
  • Commentary: Oh, how the left hates Trump!

    03/24/2017 11:06:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WITH-TV ^ | March 24, 2017 | Tom Mountain
    It's a given that Newton liberals have little patience for anyone or anything Republican. If candidates are Republican, they must be stopped. If policies are Republican, they must be stopped. If their neighbor, colleague or parents of their kids' friends are Republican, they must be stopped from entering their liberal safe space. They'll sometimes tolerate Republican politicians if they at least appear to bend over backwards to accommodate Democrats. Charlie Baker can be tolerated, for now, and for as long as the Boston Globe approves of him. But their tolerance will stop at his re-election bid next year when they'll...
  • How Alibaba’s Jack Ma Is Building a Truly Global Retail Empire

    03/24/2017 10:24:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 24, 2017 | Adam Lashinsky
    Jack Ma is one of China’s richest men, with a fortune valued at nearly $30 billion. As executive chairman of Alibaba Group, he leads the dominant force in Chinese e-commerce, a company with a market value of $264 billion and some 450 million customers. A global ambassador for Chinese business, he spent 800 hours aloft last year—­visiting princes, Presidents, and Prime Ministers and lots of mere businesspeople too. “A professional pilot cannot travel that much, or so I’m told,” he boasts. Even so, the rich and powerful people who meet with Ma tend to come away from the experience with...