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  • Hillary Clinton Picks a Doomed Fight With Americans Over Guns

    05/23/2016 8:57:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | May 10, 2016 | J.D. Tuccille
    "Yesterday, once again, this time horrifically on live television," says Hillary Clinton in a video on her presidential campaign website, "we saw the terrible consequences of gun violence." As it turns out, she's not talking about civilian deaths from drone strikes or bombing raids on hospitals by the U.S. government, but instead about a criminal shooting spree in the United States. Sure enough, the Washington Post pointed out last week that one of Clinton's signature issues heading into the general election is tightening restrictions on the ownership and use of guns by Americans. That's a tall order in a country...
  • Intel Vets Urge Fast Report on Clinton’s Emails

    05/23/2016 8:36:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Consortium News ^ | May 23, 2016
    A group of U.S. intelligence veterans is calling on President Obama to expedite the FBI review of former Secretary of State Clinton’s alleged email security violations so the public can assess this issue in a timely fashion. MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Those “Damn Emails” – “Really a Concern” Introduction Last Wednesday Robert Gates, CIA Director under President Bush-41 and Defense Secretary under President Bush-43, publicly commented that Secretary Hillary Clinton’s “whole email thing … is really a concern in terms of her judgment,” adding, “I don’t know what originally prompted her to think...
  • How Anti-White Rhetoric Is Fueling White Nationalism

    05/23/2016 8:12:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 23, 2016 | David Marcus
    White people are being asked—or pushed—to take stock of their whiteness and identify with it more. This is a remarkably bad idea. I opened Twitter recently and saw 20+ notifications. Most of the time that means the new generation of white nationalist Twitter trolls are filling my feed with racist and anti-Semitic cartoons. It was the trolls, but this was different. They were celebrating my use of the word “anti-white” in a tweet. They saw it as a victory that a “mainstream conservative” was using this term that for so long has been their calling card. They had a point....
  • Half Of West Virginia's Sanders Fans Would Vote Trump

    05/23/2016 7:51:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Quadrangle ^ | May 24, 2016 | Otis Underwood
    In an email sent out on Wednesday, Bernie 2016 campaign manager Jeff Weaver declared plans to push for a contested convention in Philadelphia in July. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 47% of Likely Democratic Voters believe the Democratic Party should be more like Clinton, but 39% say it should be more like Sanders. He campaigned in OR and California on Tuesday and his victory in West Virginia highlighted anew Clinton's struggles to win over white men and independents - weaknesses Trump wants to exploit in the fall campaign. The split on the left comes after months...
  • Nigeria: An OPEC Country On The Brink Of Collapse

    05/23/2016 4:41:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | May 22, 2016
    Situation in Nigeria For a country that produced nearly 2.4 million barrels of oil (NYSEARCA:USO) per day just a few months ago, Nigeria is facing some really serious issues. A militant group called the Niger Delta has disrupted the country's 2.4 million b/d of production by blowing up pipelines, hassling producers, and threatening to destroy additional oil producing facilities. As a result, Nigeria's oil production has fallen from 2.4 million b/d to 1.4 million b/d and further pressuring a growing nation more and more reliant on its oil as revenue. Nigeria is a fast growing country. Its economy is the...
  • Graphene is key in taking manufacturing to next level

    05/23/2016 3:27:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Manchester Evening News ^ | May 12, 2016 | Ben Rooth
    Graphene is widely regarded to be the most important development in the world of advanced manufacturing to date. The world’s thinnest, strongest and most conductive material was isolated at the University of Manchester in 2004. The potential of graphene is vast and research is currently underway into everything from bendable electronics to portable, energy-efficient water filtration plants and corrosion-proof coatings, anti-cancer drugs and even energy sources sewn into people’s skin. Last autumn, the National Graphene Institute received a major boost when China’s largest mobile phone manufacturer Huawei signed a partnership with the university to develop graphene-based technologies. Huawei stated at...
  • After 'sons of whores' comment, Philippines' Duterte says he will defy Church w/ three-child policy

    05/23/2016 12:51:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Reuters
    MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said he will defy the Roman Catholic Church and seek to impose a three-child policy, putting him on a new collision course with the bishops a day after he called them "sons of whores". The southern mayor has yet to be declared the May 9 poll winner, but an unofficial vote count by an election commission-accredited watchdog showed him ahead over his four rivals, three of whom conceded defeat. Duterte assumes office on June 30. Duterte's often outrageous comments have won him huge support and his tirades about killing criminals and a joke...
  • Hillary Clinton Could Topple Obama's Record for Revving Gun Sales

    05/23/2016 12:29:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | May 23, 2016 | Michael C. Bender
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-05-23/hillary-clinton-could-topple-obama-s-record-for-revving-gun-sales
  • 21st Century Cave 3D Printed with WASP 3D Printer

    05/22/2016 7:16:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Engineering ^ | May 18, 2016 | Michael Molitch-Hou
    Italian 3D printing firm WASP is no ordinary company, claiming as its mission to save the world with digital fabrication technology and a new maker economy. To do its part in the World Advanced Saving Project (WASP), the firm has built its Big Delta 3D printer, a large-scale system capable of printing structures made from concrete and meant to produce homes for people in developing nations. It has yet to fulfill this latter goal, but a bit of news announced today indicates that WASP is making moves in the right direction. Together with Siam Cement Group (SCG) and architect Pitupong...
  • ABC posts another poll showing Trump leading Clinton among registered voters

    05/22/2016 6:49:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 22, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    In a recent editorial for Fox News, Wayne Allyn Root tried to explain why Hillary Clinton is sinking faster than the Titanic. It’s still far too early to say whether the Carpathia will arrive in time to pluck Hillary’s supporters out of the frigid waters, but yet another set of early indicators shows that this race is shaping up to be anything but the blowout that Trump’s detractors have been predicting from day one. ABC News and the Washington Post have posted a new set of numbers which are firming up the trend indicated in previous results we saw from...
  • 'Alien Megastructure' Star Only Gets More Mysterious

    05/22/2016 6:39:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Popular Science ^ | May 10, 2016 | Sarah Fecht
    Every now and then, a distant star called KIC 8462852 dims by as much as 20 percent. That's huge. Even a passing planet as big as Jupiter would only block about 1 percent of the star's light. Ruling out a planet, scientists have no idea what could be eclipsing the star (which is informally known as 'Tabby's Star'). The leading hypothesis is a family of really big comets, but that doesn't quite fit. Astronomer Jason Wright pointed out that the light patterns are consistent with what we'd expect if aliens had built a Dyson swarm of solar collectors around the...
  • Congress votes to ban Confederate flags from VA cemeteries

    05/22/2016 6:17:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 22, 2016 | Madison Margolin
    Congress passed a proposal on Thursday that essentially bans Confederate flags from national cemeteries. With a 265-159 vote, the proposal makes it illegal to display the Confederate flag in Department of Veteran Affairs cemeteries – even on individual grave sites that honor soldiers who fought for the Confederacy, except on Memorial Day and Confederate Memorial Day. Introduced by Rep. Jared Huffman (D) of California, the proposal received support from 84 Republicans and all but two Democrats. Rep. Sanford Bishop (D) of Georgia, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, voted against the amendment, while Representative Betty McCollum (D) of Minnesota...
  • Trump says he’d sell a building to fund campaign

    05/22/2016 5:07:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 22, 2016 | Aaron Short
    Donald Trump vowed to put a “tremendous amount” of his own money into his campaign — even suggesting Sunday he might sell one of his own buildings from his real estate empire to get into the White House. Trump acknowledged financing his primary campaign with millions in loans and small-dollar donations but said competing in a general election against a well-financed Democrat would be expensive. “I’d have to sell a building, would I?” he told Fox News. “I don’t know. I have the option to do that.” The likely GOP nominee has been working with Washington Republicans to raise money...
  • What Hillary Clinton thinks about Mark Cuban’s interest in talking about the vice presidency

    05/22/2016 4:55:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | May 22, 2016 | Abby Phillip
    Hillary Clinton says she welcomes businessman and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's interest in potentially becoming her vice presidential running mate. In an interview that aired Sunday, Clinton opened the door wide open to Cuban and other business leaders, who could serve to counter the likely Republican nominee, real estate mogul Donald Trump. "I think we should look widely and broadly. It's not just people in elected office. It is successful businesspeople," Clinton told NBC News's Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press." "I am very interested in that." "And I appreciate his openness to it," she added of Cuban's comments....
  • KING: The more I think about it, the more I want to buy a ‘America Was Never Great’ hat

    05/22/2016 3:30:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | May 19, 2016 | Shaun King
    Last Sunday, Krystal Lake, a 22-year-old Home Depot employee on Staten Island, was photographed wearing a hat that says, “America Was Never Great.” It's in the same font and style of Trump's campaign slogan of "Make America Great Again." Of course, death threats and hate mail targeting her have come pouring in — which, if you think about it, lends itself to her feeling like she was right to wear the hat in the first place. About two months ago, I wrote a column about the word "again" in Trump's slogan. I think it's a racist dog whistle and it...
  • Univision Promotes ‘Make America Mexico Again’

    05/22/2016 3:03:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 22, 2016 | Daniel Garza
    Univision’s May 19, 2016 edition of its late-night national news show Edición Nocturna featured a completely favorable story about drug legalization activist Jerónimo Saldańa, the creator and vendor of baseball caps that are stamped with the slogan “Make America Mexico Again.” Saldańa says he was inspired to start making and selling the hats after first seeing one on the Latino Rebels Facebook page and because, as he puts it, he just flat-out doesn’t like Trump. Surprising nobody, in its report Univision included no critical or opposing views against the hat. Not only did Univision give Saldańa their platform to promote...
  • Asian-American group to file discrimination complaint against Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth

    05/22/2016 1:24:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 22, 2016 | Dave Huber, assistant editor
    A group called the Asian American Coalition for Education plans to file an official complaint tomorrow with the federal Department of Education and Department of Justice noting that Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth have “unlawfully discriminated” against Asian-Americans in their admissions policies. The Coalition, “which is composed of more than 100 local, state and national organizations,” claims the colleges “have the lowest acceptance rate for Asian Americans,” and maintain quotas for the (racial) group. It also points out that Asian-American enrollment at Yale has declined “despite the number of college-aged Asian-Americans more than doubling since 2011.” This is the first such...
  • Mexican Officials Take Steps to Counter ‘the Trump Emergency’

    05/22/2016 1:09:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 22, 2016 | Kirk Semple
    MEXICO CITY — Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico, was recently stuck in Mexico City traffic, overcome with frustration — not by the congestion, but by something that was irritating him even more: Donald J. Trump. He grabbed his phone, turned the lens on himself and pressed record. “Ha! Donald,” Mr. Fox said, holding the phone perhaps a little too close to his face. “What about your apologies to Mexico, to Mexicans in the United States, to Mexicans in Mexico?” In short order, the 15-second clip was on Mr. Fox’s Twitter feed — another salvo in a personal campaign...
  • Nobody Knows Anything About Fascism

    05/22/2016 12:36:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 19, 2016 | Michael Ledeen
    As I wrote in this space a few weeks ago, Donald Trump is no fascist, but there are many pundits who are calling him that. Their efforts, I think, tells us more about their ignorance of fascism than about Trump and his followers. The latest to show off his ignorance is Robert Kagan of the Brookings Institution, writing in the Washington Post. Fascist movements, according to Kagan, are incoherent mobocracies with strong leaders. They had, he claims, “ no coherent ideology, no clear set of prescriptions for what ailed society. ‘National socialism’ was a bundle of contradictions, united chiefly by...
  • The best thing Trump has going for him is Hillary Clinton: Charlie Gerow

    05/22/2016 12:02:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Patriot News ^ | May 22, 2016 | Charlie Gerow
    One-hundred-seventy days are several lifetimes in politics, especially in presidential-election years. That's how many days remain before voters go to the polls in November. Already the race looks very different than it did just a couple of weeks ago. The twists and turns of the rest of the campaign trail are as difficult to predict as what's already occurred this year. One thing that's coming into sharper focus is that the best thing Donald Trump has going for him is Hillary Clinton. Team Clinton chortled over the possibility of a Trump candidacy. Their internal polls showed her breezing by a...
  • Golfer Jack Nicklaus: Trump is 'awakening the country'

    05/21/2016 10:07:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hill's In The Know Gossip Blog ^ | May 21, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Golfing legend Jack Nicklaus on Saturday praised presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying that his candidacy has turned the country “upside down.” “I like what Donald has done,” he said in an interview with CBS’s “Sunday Morning.” “He’s turning America upside down, he’s awakening the country. “We need a lot of that,” he added. Nicklaus said that Trump’s “not stupid” and that he will eventually learn to be more polished like other politicians. “I like the guy. He’s a good man and if he’s the one that’s on the ticket, I’ll be voting for him,” he said.
  • Iowa GOP heal divides with united 'Never Hillary' goal

    05/21/2016 4:33:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Quad City Times ^ | May 21, 2016 | Rod Boshart
    Iowa Republicans worked Saturday to salve the bruises of bare-knuckle fight for the party's presidential nomination by rallying around a unifying cry of "Never Hillary" heading to the 2016 political battlefield. The 1,555 delegates who attended the GOP state convention cheered their elected officials and selected party members to represent them at the July national convention who generally backed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz but now plan to support Donald Trump as the party's presumptive presidential standard-bearer in the 2016 election. "It's going to take us all working together as a united party in November so Hillary Clinton never sets a...
  • I told my North Korean captors about life in America, and they were shocked

    05/21/2016 4:18:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    KUOW-FM ^ | May 19, 2016 | Kate O'Connell Walters, Jason Pagano & Kim Malcolm
    After a year in the North Korean prison, Kenneth Bae softened toward his guards. “There were many small conversations like, 'How much do you make in the United States? What's it like to live in the U.S.?” Bae told KUOW’s Kim Malcolm. “Do people really have houses and cars?” When he told his captors about life in America, the guards were shocked. “They said, ‘No way. No way most common people can live like that,’” he said. “They were told that 1 percent of people in the United States have everything, and the rest of them are living in poverty....
  • Anchor: Clinton Presidency ‘Should Freak People Out,’ Will Hurt N Dakota By Targeting Fracking

    05/21/2016 3:24:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 20, 2016 | Aaron Kliegman
    The host of a local North Dakota news show told viewers Friday that the prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency “should freak people out” because she will badly damage the state’s economy by going after fracking, which will hurt the oil and gas industry and cost jobs. Chris Berg, the anchor of 6:30 Point of View, a show on CBS affiliate KXJB Valley News Live, discussed North Dakota’s economic struggles as Clinton’s husband, Bill, was in Fargo, North Dakota for a campaign rally. Berg explained that the North Dakota Office of Management and Budget released a revenue report on Friday...
  • Is Clinton ready for the Wild West campaign of Donald Trump?

    05/21/2016 3:03:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 21, 2016 | Dan Balz
    Presidential campaigns are always studies in contrast, but rarely have the differences between the two major party nominees — and the kind of campaigns they plan to run — been as stark and as unusual as those between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. His political instincts are as rash as hers are cautious. Her policy proposals are as detailed and numerous as his are broad and few in numbers. Her public appearances are controlled and careful. His are the political equivalent of “The Truman Show.” She says he is unqualified to be president. He says she is unfit to serve....
  • Hillary Could Be in Big Trouble, May Be Blowing it Against Trump

    05/21/2016 2:17:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | May 21, 2016 | Nathan Francis
    Hillary Clinton was supposed to have a cake walk against Donald Trump in November, but a growing number of leaders within the Democratic Party are expressing worry that Trump may be a more formidable foe than expected. Leading up to this primary season, there was a pervasive hope among Democrats that Trump would be the nominee. Many predicted a win so big that it would not only sweep Clinton into the White House, but help Democrats regain critical seats in Congress, giving her a much stronger platform to accomplish her objectives. But much of that hope has been dissolving, as...
  • PSU students stage ‘die-in’ to demand disarming of police (Oregon)

    05/21/2016 1:49:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 12, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski, Investigative Reporter
    Hundreds of students at Portland State University shut down traffic Tuesday while staging a die-in to protest the school’s armed public safety officers. “So, I do believe I have mentioned the die-in before—what that entails is a lot of us who are abused so to say…we’re going to be laying down in the street outside so [the president] can see us so he knows what the Board of Trustees does to us, which is it kills us,” one protester explained. A video published by Vidmax shows nearly 200 students proceeding to lay down in the middle of traffic causing a...
  • What now, Ted Cruz?

    05/20/2016 6:30:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The Montgomery County Courier ^ | May 20, 2016 | The Dallas Morning News
    Sen. Ted Cruz and his most determined supporters are likely still licking their wounds and mending their broken hearts. Such a sudden end to his primary campaign for president has left marks that will heal but slowly. Soon, though, Cruz will see that he has come through the hurricane of his first presidential campaign with his prospects enhanced, rather than retarded. We hope that knowledge gives him confidence and patience to reconsider his approach to the job he is returning to, as the junior senator from Texas. That’s the work, after all, that Texas voters singled him out for in...
  • Diocese of Maryland takes up reparations

    05/20/2016 6:02:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Episcopal News Service ^ | May 17, 2016 | M. Dion Thompson
    Young protesters from the Baltimore uprising share their experience and hope to the Diocese of Maryland convention. Delegates began the work of what reparations for the sin of racism and slavery to determine what that might look like. At its recent convention, the Diocese of Maryland took the first of what could be many small steps to engage the issue of reparations and set aside money to help heal the centuries-old wounds of slavery. Though the resolution that anchored the conversation, known as “Reparations Investment,” was referred to Diocesan Council for further review, its appearance marked a beginning for the...
  • Peek Inside Tri Alpha Energy, a Company Pursuing the Ideal Power Source

    05/20/2016 3:58:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | May 20, 2016 | Richard Martin
    No energy technology is more tantalizing than fusion, but no energy technology has proved more disappointing. So how has a fusion company in Southern California raised nearly half a billion dollars from the likes of Goldman Sachs and Paul Allen? Does it actually see a way to build a reactor that could generate vast amounts of clean power, even while other fusion projects have perpetually remained 20 years away from reality? In search of the answers, I visited the headquarters of Tri Alpha Energy in the spring. The coastal fog was lifting from the rolling hills in Foothill Ranch as...
  • Feinstein cites '68 chaos in warning against Sanders convention plan

    05/20/2016 3:12:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 18, 2016 | Eugene Scott and Eric Bradner
    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein warned that Bernie Sanders' intention to take his candidacy to the Democratic convention in July could spark unrest similar to the chaotic 1968 convention in Chicago and the riots surrounding it. "It worries me a great deal," Feinstein told CNN's Manu Raju. "You know, I don't want to go back to the '68 convention, because I worry about what it does to the electorate as a whole -- and he should, too." Her comments were the latest evidence that Democrats are increasingly fretting that the divide between supporters of Sanders and backers of Hillary Clinton will...
  • Trump Taps D.C. Lawyer Who Vetted Palin for VP Search

    05/20/2016 2:58:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 20, 2016 | Kelly O'Donnell
    Donald Trump has hired the same D.C. power lawyer who vetted Sarah Palin in 2008 to conduct the legal review of his potential running mate. NBC News confirms that A.B. Culvahouse, a partner in the firm O'Melveny & Myers, will lead the process of sifting through financial, legal and other background materials submitted by potential candidates before Trump finalizes his choice for second-in-command. Trump personally met Culvahouse Wednesday in New York after the Trump campaign reached out to at least two DC-based law firms in an effort to find the best counsel for the job. After John McCain made a...
  • Progressive Astroturf Central

    05/20/2016 2:30:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | May 20, 2016 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    My wife and I walked into a pizza place in Boston near the hospital one of my daughters has been in (*) when my wife noticed this poster about getting paid to protest. The poster promised pretty good summer money, that certainly would be attractive to otherwise unemployable SJW’s. The poster was by “Grassroots Campaigns.” Sounds pretty grassrooty, doesn’t it? The poster had the type of tear-off strips so common on posters on or near campuses: So what is Grassroots Campaigns? Well, add “Inc.” to the end of it, and you have a for-profit corporation that helps organize foot soldiers...
  • ‘Clinton as president is danger to world peace’ – far-right French leader Le Pen to RT

    05/20/2016 1:00:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    RT ^ | May 20, 2016
    While declining to endorse any of the US presidential front-runners, Le Pen said she believes there is one that would definitely not benefit France. “There is a candidate who appears a lot more dangerous for France than the others – that’s Hillary Clinton,” the head of the National Front told RT France in an exclusive interview. “I’m not American so I don’t need to make a choice. But… in the interests of France, Hillary Clinton is probably the worst choice out there.” Le Pen sees the Democratic frontrunner as being so “dangerous” because of Clinton’s career as US Secretary of...
  • Hillary could really blow it: 4 reasons she’s a uniquely vulnerable to a Trump assault

    05/20/2016 12:36:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Salon ^ | May 20, 2016 | Anthony J. Gaughan, The Conversation
    She struggles with working-class whites. Then there are those unfavorables. Make no mistake, this won't be easy Last Tuesday was not a good day for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. She lost the West Virginia primary to Bernie Sanders by about 15 points, a stinging setback for the presumptive Democratic nominee. Worse yet, Quinnipiac University released a series of polls from three key swing states with bad news for Clinton. The poll results showed Donald Trump with a 4-point lead over Clinton in Ohio and in a statistical tie with her in Pennsylvania and Florida. Most political analysts and pundits, myself included,...
  • Why Bernie is Going to Win

    05/20/2016 11:42:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Contributors The Blog ^ | May 12, 2016 | Frank Huguenard, Scientist, Film Maker and Speaker
    Bernie is going to win. The writing is on the wall that Hillary is most likely guilty of [at a minimum] unintentional espionage and probably much worse and it looks like an indictment at this point is imminent. There’s no doubt that the democratic establishment is also aware of this inevitability and is beginning to hedge their bets, albeit behind closed doors. It’s only a matter of time before the majority of the DNC begins to realize that Hillary is a liability to the party and once this tipping point occurs, establishment democrats will defect en masse like rats from...
  • Guatemala's comedian president offers Trump 'cheap labor' to build his border wall

    05/20/2016 10:10:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 19, 2016
    While Mexican leaders have emphatically denounced Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s call to build a wall along the United States’ southern border, Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales is offering a helping hand. In a Spanish-language interview with the New York Times en Espańol, Morales – a TV comedian before getting elected to the country's highest office – said that he is offering the billionaire businessman bargain workers to build his proposed wall. "To the gentleman who wants to build a wall, I offer cheap labor," Morales said during the interview, according to the Hill. "We have high-quality labor, and we'll gladly build...
  • Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Set for Clash on Gun Control

    05/20/2016 1:11:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 19, 2016 | Trip Gabriel
    If more people were armed, Donald J. Trump says at rallies, mass shootings like those in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., would be less deadly. If you have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, he wants to make it valid in all 50 states, as simple as a driver’s license. And Mr. Trump himself has a permit to carry a concealed handgun, which he is not shy about mentioning. “Somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shocked,” he warned last year. Mr. Trump, who promises to “totally protect” the Second Amendment, is scheduled to speak on Friday at the...
  • The Case for Panicking (The Left is freaking out on new polls)

    05/19/2016 10:18:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Slate ^ | May 19, 2016 | Isaac Chotiner
    On Wednesday afternoon, Fox News released a new national poll showing Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton, 45 to 42 percent, a 10-point swing since the previous Fox survey a month ago. The poll sparked a discussion on social media, which included the usual caveats: It’s just one poll (true); Trump is almost certainly not leading Clinton by three points (also true: the pollster.com average has her up three points); professional Democrats enjoy freaking out (undeniably true); and we still have months of campaigning (sadly true). Trump got a bump for essentially wrapping up the Republican nomination; Clinton, meanwhile, is still...
  • Camille Paglia: PC feminists misfire again, as fearful elite media can’t touch Donald Trump

    05/19/2016 9:22:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Salon ^ | May 19, 2016 | Camille Paglia
    A boastful, millionaire New Yorker liked the company of beautiful women? This is why NYT can't lay a glove on Trump Zap! If momentum were a surge of electromagnetic energy, Donald Trump against all odds has it now. The appalled GOP voters he is losing seem overwhelmed in number by independents and crossover Democrats increasingly attracted by his bumptious, raucous, smash-the-cucumber-frames style. While it’s both riveting and exhilarating to watch a fossilized American political party being blown up and remade, it’s also highly worrisome that a man with no prior political experience and little perceptible patience for serious study seems...
  • 101Hero, world's cheapest 3D printer on Kickstarter for $49

    05/19/2016 3:18:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    3Ders ^ | May 18, 2016
    It’s been an exciting week for the 3D printing industry, with HP Inc. unveiling its very first 3D printer, the Jet Fusion, and 3D model website Sketchfab integrating VR viewing into its platform. In another exciting development for the additive manufacturing industry, what could be the world’s cheapest 3D printer, the 101Hero, has just launched on Kickstarter. The 101Hero 3D printer, which has been in development for the past two years, is an easy-to-use plug and play machine that is ideal for beginners and more experienced makers alike. What is most notable about the printer is that it can be...
  • This final exam question about Donald Trump got a Florida teacher suspended

    05/19/2016 1:46:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 19, 2016 | Abby Jackson, Business Insider
    A Florida public high school suspended a teacher after he gave students a final exam question about Donald Trump that an administrator called inappropriate, Palm Beach Post columnist Andrew Marra reported. The exam question, written by Palm Beach Lakes High School (PBL) teacher and practicing attorney Malik Leigh, asked, “If a Donald Trump becomes president of the United states, we are: A. Screwed B. Screwed C. Screwed D. Screwed behind a really YUGE wall that Mexico pays for." The final exam is “wholly inappropriate for the Law Academy class,” PBL Principal Cheryl McKeever wrote in a letter, according to the...
  • A British Muslim pushes for polygamy after same-sex marriage

    05/19/2016 12:30:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | May 16, 2016 | Michael Cook, editor
    The United Kingdom has a large Muslim population – 5.4 percent, according to the Office of National Statistics, or about 3 million people. Although polygamy is permitted under sharia law, most Muslim men do not have two, three or four wives. In fact, according to “The Salafi Feminist”, a Canadian blogger, average Muslims view second wives “as little more than secret mistresses, home-wreckers, and simply selfish”. However, the growing influence of Islam in the UK combined with a redefinition to allow homosexuals to marry makes a push for legal polygamy more likely. In a recent article in The Conversation, a...
  • George Zimmerman takes a victory lap over Trayvon Martin’s grave

    05/18/2016 10:23:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | May 17, 2016 | Leonard Pitts, Jr.
    Selling the gun that killed Trayvon Martin adds to the travesty over his unpunished homicide Marketing the gun is more than bad taste — it’s a national shame The murder has been ‘commodified,’ turned into a trophy for display It was not enough just to kill Sam Hose. No, they had to make souvenirs out of him. Hose was an African-American man lynched by a mob of some 2,000 white women and men in 1899 near the town of Newnan, Ga. They did all the usual things. They stabbed him, castrated him, skinned his face, mutilated him, burned him alive....
  • Towson University hosts presentation: ‘white people are a plague’

    05/18/2016 6:14:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | March 16, 2016 | Dr. Eowyn
    In Obama’s America, it is open season on whites. White Americans now seem to have a “Kick Me” sign on their backs because bashing whites has become a popular sport, especially on college campuses. Towson University is a public university located in Towson, Baltimore County, Maryland. Founded in 1866 as Maryland’s first training school for teachers, Towson still produces the most teachers of any university in the state. Hypeline reports, May 13, 2016, that it received information from a former Towson University “SGA member” that a student presentation, “The historical ties between homophobia in communities of color and colonization,” claimed...
  • Top language of refugees entering the US since 2008 is still Arabic

    05/18/2016 5:11:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Refugee Resegtlement Watch ^ | May 17, 2016 | Ann Corcoran
    We previously reported on data regarding top languages of refugees here in April of last year. This is the latest from the US State Department’s Refugee Processing Center, here. This is data for the period from 2008 up until April 30, 2016. Remember, these are only the languages spoken by refugees, this does not include those spoken by other categories of legal immigrants or of illegal immigrants. (GRAPH-AT-LINK) [If the above isn’t clear enough, this is the list: Arabic, Nepali, Somali, Sgaw Karen, Spanish, Chaldean, Burmese, Armenian, Kiswahili, other.] We notice that since we reported a year ago, Somali has...
  • Bernie Sanders is starting to get the "everybody hates Ted Cruz" treatment

    05/18/2016 1:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The New Republic ^ | May 18, 2016 | Ryu Spaeth
    Bernie Sanders is starting to get the “everybody hates Ted Cruz” treatment. The ongoing battle between Sanders and the Democratic National Committee has revealed not only the extent of Sanders’s contempt for Democratic officials, but that the feeling is mutual. His refusal to take a harder line against supporters who have issued violent, sexist threats against Nevada Democratic Chair Roberta Lange, along with his suggestion that they were justified in their anger, has brought condemnation from prominent Democrats and emboldened them to make harsher criticisms of Sanders and his brand of populist, anti-establishment politics. Barney Frank has gone so far...
  • Hillary is running a painfully stupid campaign

    05/18/2016 10:05:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 18, 2016 | John Podhoretz
    Another primary night for the Democrats and another difficult night for Hillary Clinton, who’s almost certainly going to be the Democratic nominee even though a great many Democrats are determined to make that as difficult as possible for her. She squeaked out a victory over Bernie Sanders in Kentucky — a state she won by 35 points in 2008 — before losing by a significant margin to Sanders in Oregon. Many Democrats are disenchanted with her ideologically, but that’s not the only reason she’s suffering. Hillary is a politician in the John Kerry mold — she does inexplicably self-destructive things...
  • Philadelphia Aims To Become International Hub For Indoor Farming

    05/18/2016 8:57:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    KYW-TV ^ | April 28, 2016 | Stephanie Stahl
    On the CBS3 health watch, its vertical farming. Philadelphia aims to become an international hub for indoor growing, according to a resolution passed today by city council. When growing produce we usually think of acres of farmland. Some say the next generation of farming will be in urban centers like Philadelphia, and you won’t need soil or the sun, just an old warehouse. Welcome to vertical farming, where produce is grown inside, in specialized shelves that are stacked up vertically....
  • Bernie is showing The Donald where to beat Hillary

    05/17/2016 10:53:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 15, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be so quick to write off her recent string of Rust Belt losses to Bernie Sanders. While they won’t spell an upset in the Democratic primary, they do portend similar losses in the general election to Donald Trump, who has a wide lead over her on the issue of handling jobs and the economy. Exit polls in West Virginia and Indiana show Democratic voters see jobs and the economy as the top issues facing the country, and they think global trade is hurting American workers. Growing anxiety over the economy, which is softening in President Obama’s final...