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  • Longtime Clinton Aide Blames Sanders for Her Poor Poll Numbers

    08/29/2016 7:00:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 29, 2016 | Jack Heretik
    Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress and a former Hillary Clinton aide, blamed Clinton’s poor polling on her primary opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), during an interview posted Monday. While many polls show Clinton beating Donald Trump, polls also show most people having a negative view of the Democratic nominee. Tandem placed the blame on Sanders’ attacks against Clinton during their primary battle in an interview with Politico’s Glenn Thrush, adding that the Vermont senator has let Trump continue those attacks in the general election. “He did do significant damage to Hillary’s negatives,” Tanden said. “I...
  • Activists gathered in Anaheim say Trump's support among Latinos is strong

    08/29/2016 5:41:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | August 29, 2016 | Chris Haire
    ANAHEIM – About 100 supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump rallied at Anaheim City Hall on Sunday afternoon, arguing that his support among the Latino community is stronger than has been widely reported. The rally, organized by Latinos for Trump, was part of an initiative termed Operation Taco Bowl – an apparent reference to a Cinco de Mayo photo of Trump eating a taco bowl with a caption that read, “I love Hispanics.” Trump supporters took turns standing beside two mannequin caricatures of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and telling the crowd why they support Trump. Chants of “viva Trump”...
  • Note to MSM: This Race Isn’t Over

    08/29/2016 4:52:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Lifezette ^ | August 29, 2016 | Keith Koffler
    Media cites the polls, the polls, but Election 2016 begins on Labor Day It looks grim for Donald Trump. So say the bellyachers in the Republican Party and the early celebrators in the Democratic Party — and the media. He’s down 10 points in some polls! Somebody get Hillary a good real estate agent so she can rent out her Chappaqua digs! Well, Hillary may be measuring the drapes in the Oval Office, but it’s hardly curtains for Donald Trump. For many reasons, Trump is in far better shape than he seems — and is actually in an excellent position...
  • Caddell: Media Thinks Race Is Over, But ‘Nervous’ Clinton Campaign Knows ‘This Is a Change Election’

    08/29/2016 4:36:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 29, 2016 | John Hayward
    Veteran pollster and political analyst Pat Caddell, a regular on the Fox News Sunday night show “Political Insiders,” joined Breitbart’s Washington Political Editor Matthew Boyle on Monday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM to break down the latest Breitbart News/Gravis national poll, which showed a significant tightening of the presidential race, placing Hillary Clinton ahead of Donald Trump by a statistically insignificant 1 point. “This poll, if anything, is somewhat more Democratic, because of the samples, than it ought to be,” Caddell noted, suggesting the news might be even better for Trump than it appeared. “The race has tightened,”...
  • Trump to minority voters: 'I will stop the slaughter'

    08/29/2016 4:10:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 29, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump stepped up his push for non-white voters Monday, asking bluntly how much more crime would have to occur until African-Americans and Latinos would support him. "Look how bad it is getting!" Trump tweeted. "How much more crime, how many more shootings, will it take for African-Americans and Latinos to vote Trump=SAFE!" He then added this tweet, "Inner-city crime is reaching record levels. African-Americans will vote for Trump because they know I will stop the slaughter going on!"(continued)
  • Dogs prefer belly rubs over treats

    08/29/2016 3:37:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    AOL News Lifestyle ^ | August 16, 2016 | Sean Dowling, Buzz60
    When it comes to dogs, do you think they prefer a nice belly rub or a delicious treat? While the dog from the Beggin' Strips commercial is always thrilled about devouring his treat, chances are he actually would have preferred a nice pat on the head, according to new research. Scientists at Emory University wanted to see if dogs value human companionship more than food. This led them to conduct brain scans of 15 dogs while presenting objects paired with rewards. For example, after the dogs were shown a toy car, their owners would praise them....
  • My Money Is on a Trump Victory

    08/29/2016 10:48:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The National Review ^ | August 29, 2016 | Heather R. Higgins
    Trump’s voters (and many are staying mum) are well aware of his flaws and might carry him to victory anyway. For what it is worth: Nothing is ever certain, and much could go wrong, but my money remains on a Trump victory. Why? 1) It feels a whole lot like Reagan in ’80 and Newt in ’94. Reagan was disliked by the establishment (who liked Baker or Bush), viewed with suspicion by professional conservatives (they liked Phil Crane, not a divorced, former Democrat, big-spending governor), and regarded with condescension by the media and the Left (who saw him as stupid...
  • Donna Brazile just made a startling admission in her defense of Clinton Foundation

    08/29/2016 9:40:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 29, 2016 | Larry O'Connor
    While attempting to minimize the importance of the special access donors to the Clinton Foundation gained with the State Department under Hillary Clinton, interim-Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee may have made matters even worse: (ABC News)(VIDEO-AT-LINK) “First of all, Martha, the way I look at it, I’ve been a government official. So, you know, this notion that, somehow or another, someone who is a supporter, someone who is a donor, somebody who’s an activist, saying I want access, I want to come into a room and I want to meet people, we often criminalize behavior that is normal. And...
  • Trump Plans Major Ad Buy Monday

    08/28/2016 10:59:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 29, 2016 | Jill Colvin, The Associated Press
    Donald Trump's campaign is planning its biggest ad buy to date — upward of $10 million on commercials airing over the next week or so. The campaign is expects the ads to air as soon as Monday in nine swing states: Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida, where the campaign has already been on the air, along with New Hampshire, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado and Nevada. 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney lost eight of those nine states. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has so far been badly outspent by his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, and groups supporting her....
  • Exclusive: Venezuela's oil imports slump on payment woes, economic meltdown

    08/28/2016 9:18:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 25, 2016 | Marianna Parraga
    Venezuela has not been able to import all the crude and fuel it needs this year to cover shortfalls at oilfields and refineries as state-run PDVSA struggles to pay suppliers on time, according to trade sources and internal company data seen exclusively by Reuters. The decline is the largest in five years as the worst economic crisis in decades undermines PDVSA's ability to buy oil imports, which fell 21 percent in the first seven months of this year to 154,465 barrels per day (bpd), the data showed. Venezuela is also on track to suffer its steepest annual oil output drop...
  • Anheuser-Busch Expects Major Layoffs After It Buys SABMiller (5,500 jobs)

    08/28/2016 8:45:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Fortune ^ | August 26, 2016
    Anheuser-Busch expects to cut some 3% of its combined workforce after it has acquired rival SABMiller, according to takeover documents published on Friday. That would be some 5,500 jobs, according to a source with information on the offer. AB is aiming to achieve pre-tax savings of at least $1.4 billion per year within the four years after completion of the takeover through increased efficiency, sharing best practices and the removal of overlaps in corporate and regional headquarters....
  • USA TODAY: In Iowa, Trump vows to remove 'thugs and drug cartels' on Day 1

    08/28/2016 8:36:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    USA TODAY | August 28, 2016 | Brianne Pfannenstiel, The Des Moines Register
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/08/27/trump-delivers-hard-edged-immigration-speech-iowa/89495040/
  • Poland holds state burial for Second World War heroes slain by communists

    08/28/2016 7:34:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    BT ^ | August 28, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Two Polish Second World War heroes who fought the Germans but were killed later by the communists in Poland for pro-independence activity have received a state burial. The relatives of 17-year-old Home Army nurse Danuta Siedzikowna and 42-year-old officer Feliks Selmanowicz attended the ceremonies on Sunday along with government officials. The burials were held in the northern city of Gdansk where the two were captured....
  • Donald Trump to address Hindu Americans at New Jersey rally (9/24, 17K seat venue)

    08/28/2016 7:19:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    India.com's The American Bazaar ^ | August 26, 2016 | Staff
    Republican nominee Donald Trump will address Hindu American supporters at a rally in New Jersey just two days before the first presidential debate next month. Trump is scheduled to meet the community on September 24. This is the first address by Trump to the community. The event is titled “Humanity united against terror” and is planned at a venue in New jersey which can seat 17,500 people. “Trump will be with us for nearly four hours,” Shalabh Kumar, an Illinois businessman whose year-old outfit Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC) is hosting the event, told Hindustan Times. As per a AFP report,...
  • Clinton’s debate strategy: It’s about setting low expectations

    08/28/2016 3:07:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    KCPQ-TV ^ | August 28, 2016 | CNN Wire
    The debate expectations game. A busy October for President Obama. And a curious New Hampshire visit from a former presidential candidate. These stories and more are a part of the “Inside Politics” forecast this week. 1) Team Clinton tries to raise the debate bar Hillary Clinton’s campaign has an eye on the 2000 presidential race as it tries to frame the expectations for her upcoming debates with Donald Trump. Back then, Democrats think they made a mistake by ridiculing George W. Bush and suggesting he wasn’t up to the task of debating Al Gore. When Bush did better than expected,...
  • Forbes Hollywood rich list: who are Fan Bingbing and Deepika Padukone?

    08/28/2016 2:31:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 24, 2016 | Peter Bradshaw
    The Forbes list of the world’s richest actresses provides a heaven-sent opportunity to slaver over photos of beautiful women and very large sums of money: solemnly recorded figures that can really be no more than intelligent guesswork. In pretty much the same spirit, Forbes regularly provides an enjoyable ranking of the richest fictional people, from Jay Gatsby to Smaug, complete with estimated dollar amounts. This year, Jennifer Lawrence is top of the actress list, with a supposed pre-tax income of $46m. Melissa McCarthy comes in second with a putative $33m and Scarlett Johansson gets bronze with what could plausibly be...
  • A.J. Delgado: I Don't Support Trump In Spite Of Being Latina, I Support Him Because I'm Latina

    08/28/2016 2:11:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 25, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)HANNITY: Earlier this week, Trump campaign surrogate, A.J. Delgado wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post. It was entitled "Why Latinos Should Vote for Trump." She joins us now, along with Donald Trump. Good to see you, A.J. A.J. DELGADO: Thanks, Sean. Thanks. HANNITY: That's a great question. You know, some people say, well, Donald Trump he wants to build a wall. Donald Trump, he wants legal immigration. Therefore, oh, the Hispanic community will not vote for Donald Trump. You say, not true. DELGADO: Absolutely not true. And, as I wrote in the article, I don't support Donald Trump in...
  • Indoor farming will be integral to the world’s food security

    08/28/2016 1:48:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Business Day ^ | August 23, 2016 | Staff
    FARMING will need to shift towards indoor vertical farms and precision techniques that could make use of drones. Just as important will be the planting of drought-resistant crops and even printing meat to secure food production globally. This is according to Ernst Janovsky, senior agricultural economist at Absa, who emphasised that technology will need to be incorporated into farming practices in order to keep up with costs and supply. Speaking at an Absa Agribusiness roundtable in Centurion on Tuesday, Janovsky said population growth would create more demand for food, water and land. By 2050, the global population is expected to...
  • Drug users aren't human, says Philippines' Duterte

    08/28/2016 1:39:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 28, 2016 | Agence France-Presse
    Manila (AFP) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is waging a bloody war on crime, has justified the large-scale killing of drug users by suggesting the victims were not human. Duterte, who has seen about two thousand people killed since he was elected in May, made the remarks late Friday as he shrugged off the United Nations' concerns over human rights in his country. "Crime against humanity? In the first place, I’d like to be frank with you: are they humans? What is your definition of a human being?" he told soldiers while visiting an army camp, according to transcripts...
  • Couple rescued from remote tropical island after writing 'S.O.S.' in the sand

    08/28/2016 12:48:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    AOL News ^ | August 28, 2016 | Ariel Bogle
    In case you ever need to be rescued from a tropical island, just remember, a well-placed S.O.S. is not only a Hollywood cliche. A couple doing their best Blue Lagoon impression was rescued Friday from a remote island in Micronesia after writing the rescue message on the beach, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. A U.S. Navy aircraft took a look after lights were spotted on the uninhabited East Fayu Island during a search for two missing people. The pair, a boat and their S.O.S. attempt were quickly spotted, and a patrol boat send to pick them up....
  • Poll: 67 percent think illegal immigrants more likely to commit serious crime

    08/28/2016 12:15:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room Blog ^ | August 28, 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    A new poll by the Pew Research Center shows that 67 percent of Americans think illegal immigrants are more likely than citizens to commit serious crimes, data that may hearten Donald Trump given the Republican presidential nominee’s tough stance on illegal immigration. The Republican National Convention in Cleveland earlier this summer featured speeches by parents whose children were killed by illegal immigrants. But while two-thirds of respondents nationwide think illegal immigrants are more likely to commit serious crimes, 61 percent oppose building a wall along the U.S-Mexico border, which Trump has endorsed throughout his presidential campaign. A plurality, 45 percent,...
  • Trump camp plans sweep through rural Indiana

    08/27/2016 11:22:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Lebanon Reporter ^ | August 27, 2016 | Maureen Hayden CNHI State Reporter
    INDIANAPOLIS — Donald Trump’s campaign picked the richest Republican city in Indiana - Carmel -- to open its only field office in the state. But a big splash from opening a headquarters in the Indianapolis suburbs doesn’t mean the campaign is overlooking rural Indiana. It’s set to get a piece of the Trump treatment, too. In a throwback to old-style political campaigns, leaders of the Trumpian movement plan to travel to small towns to woo supporters and shower them with yard signs and other Trump-for-president paraphernalia. They’re calling it the “Early for Trump Tour.” The rural swing will be led...
  • LinkedIn Enters The Gig Economy With An Upwork Competitor

    08/27/2016 10:48:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Fast Company ^ | August 24, 2016 | Sarah Kessler
    LinkedIn has created a freelance marketplace. Launched on Wednesday, "LinkedIn ProFinder" asks employers to submit contract jobs in categories such as design, writing, or financial services and promises to send them up to five free quotes from LinkedIn users in response. Connecting freelancers to work has become a big business for other companies. Thumbtack, a company that uses a similar match-making strategy by asking workers to submit quotes for jobs from wedding planning to accounting to home repair, charges workers a fee each time they bid on a job. Last year, its investors valued the company at $1.3 billion. Upwork,...
  • Obama creating ‘startup visas’ to encourage foreign entrepreneurs to start companies in the U.S.

    08/27/2016 6:27:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    GeekWire ^ | August 26, 2016 | Monica Nickelsburg
    The Obama administration is making it easier for entrepreneurs worldwide to launch startups in the U.S. Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is publishing the White House’s International Entrepreneur Rule. The program grants temporary visas to startup founders from other countries if their companies meet certain requirements, like financing from U.S. investors. To qualify for what the White House calls “startup visas,” entrepreneurs must own at least 15 percent of a U.S. startup, and demonstrate the company’s growth potential, investments from qualified American investors, and “significant public benefit to the United States.” The rule would allow entrepreneurs that fit...
  • The Latest: Trump says he will end 'war on American farmer'

    08/27/2016 5:55:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Lancaster Farming ^ | August 27, 2016 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT): 4:20 p.m. Donald Trump is telling Iowans that one of his campaign goals is to "make America grow again." Speaking at a rally Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa, Trump touted his plans to boost economic growth and help American farmers, including his proposal to lower the tax rate on family farms to 15 percent....
  • Joe Biden headed to Clinton rally in Youngstown, Ohio on Thursday

    08/27/2016 2:20:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2016 | The Associated Press
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is headed to northeast Ohio to campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The Clinton campaign says exact details of Biden’s trip Thursday will be released soon. He’s expected to attend an event in the Mahoning Valley centered in Youngstown and another in Cleveland. The region is considered critical to winning Ohio, a key political battleground. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been in both Akron and Youngstown this month....
  • NFL’s Kaepernick says he’s standing up for the oppressed by sitting during anthem

    08/27/2016 1:58:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | August 27, 2016 | Matt Barrows
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Colin Kaepernick did not stand during the national anthem Friday because he refused to “show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he told the NFL Network’s Steve Wyche after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way,” Kaepernick said. “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has been outspoken on his Twitter and Instagram account about racial issues, including...
  • Trump Rebounds in Presidential Tracking Poll; Johnson Hits New High

    08/27/2016 1:12:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | August 27, 2016 | Richard D. Baris
    epublican Donald Trump rebounded last week against Democrat Hillary Clinton, while support for Libertarian Gov. Gary Johnson hit a new high and Dr. Jill Stein collapsed. The People’s Pundit Daily U.S. Presidential Election Daily Tracking Poll finds Mrs. Clinton holds a slight 1.3 percentage point lead over Mr. Trump, 42.1% to 40.8%, with Gov. Johnson at 10.6% and Dr. Stein at 2.6%. This marks the highest level of support ever measured for Gov. Johnson by the PPD Presidential Election Daily Tracking Poll and, though it’s not the lowest ever measured for Dr. Stein, the Green Party candidate hasn’t fallen below...
  • Poll Truther Movement: Is Trump Secretly Winning Behind Wave of Silent Support?

    08/27/2016 12:45:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | August 27, 2016
    Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway was blasted this week for suggesting that the Republican is doing better than polls suggest. She may be right, but not for the reason she thinks. The leading discussion among the political punditry over the last week, besides the hysterical conspiracy theory that Vladimir Putin is somehow behind an elaborate scheme to undermine Hillary Clinton, has been around what is known as the "Bradley effect" – that controversial political candidates tend to poll worse than they actually perform on election day. The concept was bizarrely confirmed by the Washington Post’s Philip Bump in his...
  • Top Dem. Pollster: Trump Can Win Election if He Has ‘One Sane Month’

    08/27/2016 1:35:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 26, 2016 | Tony Lee
    Peter Hart, a Democrat and one of the country’s most respected pollsters, admitted on Friday that Donald Trump can win the White House if he has “one sane month” on the campaign trail. After conducting a focus group of Wisconsin voters last night for the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, Hart appeared on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily” and said voters “don’t trust Clinton to give them an honest answer and they don’t trust Trump to be a safe leader.” When host Chuck Todd asked Hart which candidate had the best chance of winning the election and undecided voters after...
  • Trump launches America First app, a competitive social network

    08/27/2016 12:09:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Yahoo! Tech ^ | August 26, 2016 | Caitlin Dickson
    The Donald Trump campaign has released a new mobile app on Friday that encourages the Republican presidential nominee’s supporters to both interact with and compete against one another. The America First app serves as sort of a hybrid between social network and game, in which points are earned through actions such as checking in at a Trump-Pence rally, donating money to the campaign, and declaring support for “Team Trump” on social media....
  • Tickets available for Trump’s Washington state visit

    08/26/2016 11:45:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Tri-City Herald ^ | August 26, 2016 | The Associated Press and Staff
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has scheduled a rally Aug. 30 in Everett. Tickets are available now at donaldjtrump.com/schedule. The rally is at 7 p.m. at Xfinity Arena, following a Seattle fundraiser the same day. Doors open at 4 p.m. for the rally. Trump’s campaign added the rally to his official website Friday....
  • The Monday Poll: Weigh in on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and their latest accusations

    08/26/2016 11:23:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | August 26, 2016 | The Editorial Board
    Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been busy hurling accusations at each other in recent days. The Monday Poll would like to get your responses to the following statements. Mobile users go here. Results will be posted online on Tuesday and in print on Wednesday....
  • Massive Game Changer: Donald Trump Got The Biggest Endorsement Yet! [Abbott]

    08/26/2016 6:29:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    USA Politics Today ^ | August 27, 2016 | Mellisa Ferrari
    Texas is very important, not just as electoral votes, but also as the shockwave their support has on all the nation, so if the governor of Texas endorse you then that is a big thing! And exactly that happened today! This is huge message to all republicans to unite behind Trump and beat the crap out of Hillary. The latest Donald Trump supporter comes straight out of Texas and is none else but Governor Greg Abbott. Although he seemed to be supportive of Trump before, he is now encouraging the nation to act on pushing Trump faster, stronger and bigger...
  • Wanted: Fish Food That Isn’t Fish

    08/26/2016 4:52:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    UnDark ^ | August 25, 2016 | Nick Leiber
    Humans are eating more fish than ever. And since 2014, most of what we eat has come not from the wild, but from fish farms operated by the fast-growing aquaculture industry. But what do these farmed fish eat? The answer is just as unappetizing as it sounds — and just as worrisome to advocates of sustainable seafood. The typical fish-farm diet (“aquafeed,” in industry parlance) contains fish — specifically fish meal and fish oil, made largely from wild-caught “forage” fish. And because stocks of wild fish are declining, that poses a serious long-term problem for the world food supply. Wild...
  • CPS office occupied by Black Lives Matter protesters over Kingsley Burrell case (England)

    08/26/2016 3:11:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daventry Express ^ | August 26, 2016
    Black Lives Matter protesters campaigning for "justice" over the death of a man under police restraint occupied a Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) office demanding action. Campaigners raising awareness about the case of Kingsley Burrell, who died in 2011 following contact with police, staged a noisy but non-violent demonstration in the Colmore Gate offices in Birmingham after an earlier rally in the city. The protest dispersed when a senior manager from the West Midlands CPS agreed to take a letter from the campaign group raising 10 key points in Mr Burrell's case, and pass it to the director of public prosecutions...
  • Sorry, Hillary: Trump’s policies are clearly better for blacks

    08/26/2016 2:52:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 25, 2016 | John Lott
    Hillary Clinton claims that some of Donald Trump’s appeal is “xenophobic, racist, misogynistic.” On Thursday she asked, “If he doesn’t respect all Americans, how can he serve all Americans?” But who actually cares more about blacks, in particular poor blacks? On everything from education to jobs to crime, Trump’s policies offer a lifeline to people who have been losing ground for decades. Hillary’s policies will just exacerbate them. And no amount of speeches will change that. On education, Trump strongly supports school choice. This would give inner-city blacks a way out of horribly performing public schools. Clinton attacks charters and...
  • How Hillary Could Lose Her Lead — A Warning from Canada's First Female Prime Minister

    08/26/2016 2:33:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Ozy ^ | August 21, 2016 | Neil Parmar, The Daily Dose
    So, America, are you really ready for a woman president? And how might “magical thinking” or a fresh scandal flip this election on its head? These are just some of the undercurrent issues that Kim Campbell, the only female prime minister Canada’s ever had, thinks could tip Hillary Clinton’s lead in favor of Donald Trump. In this condensed and edited conversation, the former Progressive Conservative party leader weighs in on what might upend this year’s U.S. presidential battle. OZY: What under-the-radar issues could really shake up this race and become major debate points this fall? Kim Campbell: I think the...
  • Reports: 97.5 The Fanatic manager to meet with local Black Lives Matter organizer

    08/26/2016 7:29:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | August 25, 2016 | Nick Vadala
    One 97.5 The Fanatic manager will meet with a prominent local Black Lives Matter activist this week over the “Dwayne From Swedesboro” scandal that has rocked the sports radio station. As Philly In Focus reports, Fanatic program director Matt Nahigian will meet with Black Lives Matter Pennsylvania organizer Asa Khalif on Friday at 10 a.m. The well-known activist most recently made headlines after placing a Ku Klux Klan hood on the statue of Frank Rizzo in Center City, and calling for it to be tossed into the Schuylkill River during a protest this month. PIF reporter and activist Christopher “Flood...
  • Abolish the police? Organizers say it’s less crazy than it sounds.

    08/26/2016 12:12:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Chicago Reader ^ | August 24, 2016 | Maya Dukmasova
    Until that moment on Fox News, Jessica Disu hadn't considered herself a police abolitionist. But on July 11, she was on national television, surrounded by 29 other people convened by Megyn Kelly to discuss the recent killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and several Dallas police officers. "I was under the impression that it would be a robust and productive conversation, even though it was Fox News," says 27-year-old Disu, who identifies herself as a "humanitarian rap artist and peace activist" and is involved with various organizations serving youth on the south side. She prepared her message before going on...
  • Trump: I don't want votes from white supremacists

    08/25/2016 6:56:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | August 25, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump said Thursday he doesn't want the support of white supremacists amid accusations from rival Hillary Clinton that he's allowing hate to go "mainstream." "Do you want white supremacists to vote for you?" New Hampshire's WMUR asked the GOP presidential nominee in Manchester, where Trump held an event Thursday. "No, I don't at all, not at all," Trump responded, as highlighted by a CNN reporter. "This is not about hate, this is about love," Trump continued. "We love our country. We want our country to come back. We want our country to be strong again." Clinton launched into an...
  • Outside Haim Saban fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, Black Lives Matter protests for Palestinians

    08/25/2016 4:49:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Black Lives Matters reportedly was among several groups protesting on behalf of Palestinian rights outside a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hosted by the Israeli-American billionaire Haim Saban and his wife, Cheryl. Monday’s event in Southern California at the Beverly Park home of the entertainment mogul brought in $5 million, the Jewish Insider reported, citing CNN. Some 80 people attended the fundraiser, paying $100,000 per couple, according to Variety. Saban has been one of Clinton’s principal backers for several years. The Sabans have already contributed nearly $10 million to super PACs supporting Clinton’s candidacy, according to the Jewish...
  • Two Catholic nuns found murdered in Mississippi home

    08/25/2016 4:32:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 25, 2016
    Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were found murdered in their home Thursday, and there were signs of a break-in and their vehicle was missing, according to officials. The nuns were identified as Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard said. It was too early to say how the nuns died, but it doesn't appear that they were shot, according to Durant Assistant Police Chief James Lee. Their bodies were taken to a state crime lab for autopsies. The two women, both nurse practitioners, were found Thursday morning...
  • Watch Black Lives Matter Protester Argue ‘White Lives Matter Too Much’

    08/25/2016 4:02:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 25, 2016 | Josiah Ryan
    A protester outside City Hall in New York City earlier this month shocked several passers-by with a provocative sign that read, “White lives matter too much.” In a curbside interview with TheBlaze, he argued that the value of white Americans should be brought down in order to help black and brown Americans level up. “If a certain group is undervalued, that means another group has to be overvalued,” he explained. “We know that black and brown bodies are undervalued in our society. Maybe we should start thinking about not only who is undervalued but who is overvalued in our society.”(continued)
  • Poll: Trump Gets His Support From White Protestants

    08/25/2016 3:00:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 25, 2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    A national poll out Thursday shows Hillary Clinton ahead of Donald Trump by double-digits. The poll also breaks down support by religion and finds that white Protestants are Trump’s most supportive demographic. The Public Religion Research Institute found that Clinton leads nationwide among registered voters with 48 percent, Trump follows with 35 percent and two percent backed Libertarian Gary Johnson. This poll, unlike others, broke down support for each candidate by registered voters’ religious preferences. Trump’s support is strongest among white evangelical Protestants. Sixty-two percent of them back Trump and 23 percent support Clinton. Trump also leads among white mainline...
  • Nigel Farage at Trump Rally: Anything Is Possible If Enough Decent People Fight the Establishment

    08/25/2016 1:56:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 24, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Former leader of the UK Independent Party Nigel Farage, credited for Brexit, addressed the audience at a Trump campaign rally in Jackson, Mississippi on Wednesday night. Farage left the UKIP after the United Kingdom voted to 'leave' the European Union. "You can beat the pollsters, you can beat the commentators, you can beat Washington," Farage said to cheers. "If you want change, you better get your walking boots on." "Anything is possible if enough decent people want to fight the establishment," Farage said. Farage also took a shot at President Barack Obama for campaigning against Brexit....
  • Your Next Nuke Will Be Small And Modular

    08/24/2016 10:19:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 24, 2016 | Michael Lynch
    For at least two decades, nuclear engineers have been talking about new reactor designs, but few have progressed to become important components of the industry. Naturally, as with any new technology, there are always boosters and their enthusiasm should be treated with caution, but there is definitely potential for advances that could mean a surge in nuclear power. One aspect that needs greater attention is the benefit of smaller reactors, which greatly reduce risk on the part of investors. Some new designs are more incrementally advanced, such as the European Pressurized Reactor (EPR) developed by Areva and EDF in France,...
  • Democratic gubernatorial candidate in West Virginia says he can't support Clinton

    08/24/2016 9:27:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 22, 2016 | Louis Nelson
    As a growing tide of Republicans distance themselves from their party’s presidential nominee, at least one Democratic candidate is doing the same thing to Hillary Clinton. West Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice said “I cannot be a supporter of Hillary Clinton” during an appearance Monday on the state’s MetroNews radio network. Justice, a billionaire whose business interests include coal mining and West Virginia’s famed Greenbrier Resort, said he will not support the former secretary of state over her proposed energy policy. “The reason I can’t be is her position on coal is diametrically, completely wrong in many, many different...
  • Assange: I Will Bring Hillary Down Before The Debate Stage On September 26th

    08/24/2016 8:44:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 168 replies
    USA Supreme ^ | August 23, 2016
    WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange has accused Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of committing “extortion” by hyping fears over the possibility of a Republican victory in order to attract left-wing voters. Both Trump and Sanders supporters are waiting with bated breath for the next email dump from Julian Assange, the founder and editor in chief of Wikileaks. He released hacked emails last month showing Democratic National Committee officials plotting to defeat Mrs. Clinton’s chief rival, Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders. Wikileaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange promised to release more damning emails about the Clinton Foundation, and warned he has enough evidence on Hillary...
  • Hillary’s speech attacking the alt-right will only raise their profile

    08/24/2016 7:20:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 180 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 24, 2016 | John Sexton
    There’s no such thing as bad publicity. Yesterday the Hill reported that Hillary Clinton would be giving a big speech Thursday aimed at the so-called alt-right: Clinton’s campaign announced Tuesday morning that her Reno, Nev., speech would focus on Trump and his aides’ “embrace of the disturbing ‘alt-right’ political philosophy.” “This ‘alt-right’ brand is embracing extremism and presenting a divisive and dystopian view of America which should concern all Americans, regardless of party,” her campaign said. I don’t know what Hillary will be saying tomorrow but one thing I’m pretty certain of is that attacking the alt-right isn’t going to...