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  • Warren to La Raza conference: We won't build Trump's 'stupid wall'

    07/24/2016 2:03:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 23, 2016 | Kristin East
    As Hillary Clinton rolled out her running mate Tim Kaine in Miami Saturday, erstwhile VP pick contender Elizabeth Warren was also in Florida, slamming Donald Trump's "stupid wall" at the National Council of La Raza conference in Orlando. The Massachusetts senator drew a clear divide between Trump and the country's Hispanic population, telling attendees that Hispanics were disproportionately hit by the 2008 housing crisis while accusing the Republican nominee of profiting from it. "We will never build Donald Trump's stupid wall," she told the crowd to cheers during her 20-minute address, adding that "diversity has made this country strong." Previously,...
  • Democrats Need to Stop Insisting That Everything Is Going Well

    07/24/2016 2:03:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Current Affairs ^ | July 23, 2016 | Nathan J. Robinson, editor
    Trivializing people’s problems and fears is not a good way to win support. Among members of the liberal press, the reaction to Donald Trump’s RNC acceptance speech has been almost unanimous. It was, they say, “grim,” “angry,” and “dark.” Trump painted a “Mad Max” picture of the United States, as a nation is crisis, beset by crime, terrorism, unemployment, and despair. This picture, say the commentators, is false. Trump exaggerated crime rates, which are actually going down rather than up. He scare-mongered about immigrants and terrorism, creating threats where there are none. And he suggested that the world is going...
  • Clinton campaign freaking out as Donald Trump leads in the polls

    07/23/2016 10:16:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    Regated ^ | July 23, 2016 | Victor Smith
    Amazing week at the RNC, huge rise in the polls, DNC leaks, pissed off Sanders supporters.. Not a good week for Hillary Clinton! In a recent poll done by OANN/Gravis where they asked a spread of 40% Democrats, 33% Republicans and 27% Independents who they would vote for, Donald Trump won with flying colors. Keep in mind these poll numbers came out before the DNC email leaks, where they were exposed for collusion with the media, lies and deception. Once new polls come out, there will be an even more drastic difference in people not wanting to vote for Hillary...
  • See Which Moment From Trump's Speech This Focus Group REALLY Liked

    07/23/2016 12:06:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | July 22, 2016 | The Hannity Show
    Frank Luntz said there was one moment from Donald Trump's convention speech that truly stood out, that his focus group rated higher than anything that preceded it in the past four days. That was when Trump talked about Hillary Clinton and corruption, specifically in regard to her emails. "Republicans, Independents and Democrats dialed it through the roof," Luntz said. Said one panelist who entered the RNC "Never Trump": "I'm 39 years old. That was the best speech by a presidential candidate I've heard in my entire life. And I don't say that lightly, 'cause I've heard them all." Another panelist...
  • Fil-Am Republicans ready for a Donald Trump presidency

    07/22/2016 10:45:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Asian Journal ^ | July 22, 2016 | Christina Oriel
    CLEVELAND The four-day Republican National Convention came to a close on Thursday night, July 21, with Donald J. Trump humbly and gracefully accepting the partys nomination for president. The 70-year-old real estate billionaire and TV personality delivered a speech that clocked in at 1 hour and 16 minutes, laying out his plans on issues like immigration, national security and job creation. People who work hard but no longer have a voice I am your voice, Trump said, promising to repair Americans faith in government leadership. Over a year after controversially announcing his candidacy, Trump was formally named the...
  • If Trump Wins, Sure Looks Like Clinton Email Investigation Will be Reopened

    07/22/2016 10:42:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    LawNewz ^ | July 22, 2016 | Rachel Stockman
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani told a revved up Republican crowd on Thursday that if Donald Trump becomes president, the statute of limitations is not up. There is no double jeopardy. We can reopen the case. This isnt the first hint that weve gotten that a possible President Trump would go after Clinton for her use of private email server while serving as Secretary of State. In fact, the Republican presidential hopeful has said so himself. Go get em, one Republican reportedly shouted to Giuliani after he made that announcement at the event in Cleveland, according to The New...
  • Poll: What did you think of Trump's speech? (FReep a poll)

    07/22/2016 6:01:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Asbury Park Press | July 22, 2016
    The media characterized Donald Trumps acceptance speech at the Republican National Committee as dark and dystopian, but the American people watching the speech had an overwhelmingly positive opinion according to a poll. According to a CNN/ORC poll released right after the end of the convention, 73 percent of viewers had a positive opinion of Donald Trumps message to the forgotten man. A majority, 57 percent, had a very positive reaction of Trumps speech and another 18 percent had a somewhat favorable opinion. Only 24 percent had a negative opinion of the speech. Another 56 percent said that his speech made...
  • CNN Poll: Viewers loved Trumps RNC speech, majority more likely to vote for him (73%)

    07/22/2016 6:01:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | July 22, 2016 | Ryan Girdusky
    The media characterized Donald Trumps acceptance speech at the Republican National Committee as dark and dystopian, but the American people watching the speech had an overwhelmingly positive opinion according to a poll. According to a CNN/ORC poll released right after the end of the convention, 73 percent of viewers had a positive opinion of Donald Trumps message to the forgotten man. A majority, 57 percent, had a very positive reaction of Trumps speech and another 18 percent had a somewhat favorable opinion. Only 24 percent had a negative opinion of the speech. Another 56 percent said that his speech made...
  • Gov. Brown signs law requiring registration of homemade guns

    07/22/2016 4:39:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 22, 2016 | John Myers
    Californians who assemble their own weapons from parts they've bought or gathered will have to apply for a state-issued serial number under a law signed Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown signed Assembly Bill 857, which imposes a new mandate on anyone who buys components that can be made into a fully functional firearm. Those weapons are not currently traceable in the same way as buying a fully operating firearm. Democrats pushed through the bill last month as part of a sweeping package of proposals inspired by recent shootings. Several of those bills, including an effort to impose new rules...
  • Criminals Using 3D Printers To Cover Up Shipping Heists

    07/22/2016 4:36:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Benzinga ^ | July 22, 2016 | Wayne Duggan
    3D printing technology allows users to easily replicate small items like paper clips, coat hangers and broken refrigerator door handles. Unfortunately, some creative criminals have taken advantage of the declining price of 3D printers to make the lives of law enforcement officers extremely difficult. Security company G4S has discovered criminals are using 3D printers to aid in stealing shipments of goods. In as little as 10 minutes, criminals can print replacement cargo seals, decoy security devices and replica locks and keys. After breaking into cargo containers, the criminals use the 3D-printed items to help cover their tracks. For law enforcement...
  • No, the United States is not headed toward a race war

    07/20/2016 3:37:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Everything ^ | July 20, 2016 | Stuart Wexler
    Is the United States on the verge of a race war? You might think so if you saw the New York Posts Civil War front page the morning after the killing of five Dallas police officers. Or if you watched the YouTube clip of Baton Rouge shooter Gavin Long declaring, Its a time for peace, but its a time for war, and most of the times when you want peace, you got to go to war. Or read the tweet from former congressman Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), warning This is war. Watch out Obama. Watch out black lives matter punks. Real...
  • Almost Half of All TSA Employees Have Been Cited for Misconduct

    07/20/2016 3:07:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Cond Nast Traveler ^ | July 14, 2016 | Katherine LaGrave
    The Transportation Security Administration's woes continue. Despite the Transportation Security Administration's ten-point action plan to reduce long lines at airports across the country, lengthy queues remain. Now, the TSA's summer may be getting even worse: According to a recent report from the House Homeland Security Commission entitled "Misconduct at TSA Threatens the Security of the Flying Public", nearly half of the TSAs 60,000 employees have been cited for misconduct in recent years. The bad news doesn't stop there. Citations have increased 28.5 percent from 2013 to 2015, and in 2015, the average U.S. airport received 58 complaints each yearmore than...
  • Urban Outfitters cashes in on Trump haters

    07/20/2016 12:54:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | July 20, 2016 | Alice Cuffe
    Urban Outfitters putting out a controversial T-Shirt comes as no surprise to anyone. With a track record that includes selling a mock blood stained Kent State sweatshirt and a shirt that resembled the uniforms worn by gay prisoners at Nazi concentration camps, the brand are often called up for questionable design. Their latest foray into the political sphere is as lucrative and risky. Ordinarily you tend not to see multi-million dollar worldwide brands weighing in on political debate but the American presidential race has proved to be a tempting source of revenue for this clothing brand, who are currently selling...
  • CNN Analyst: Trump Jr. Gave One of the Greatest Speeches Ive Ever Seen, Could Also Be President

    07/20/2016 11:38:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Slate ^ | July 20, 2016 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    Donald Trump Jr. gave a speech at the Republican convention last night. Slate's Jordan Weissmann* wrote that it was a bit pandery and over-the-top, but mostly finea decent and comptently delivered political speech. One observer who had a significantly more positive take was frequent CNN guest Andy Dean, who is most well-known for praising a Trump supporter who sucker-punched a black protester at a rally and for getting called out on national television for using a booster seat. Here's Dean, a onetime Apprentice contestant who also worked for Trump at the production company that puts on the Miss USA and...
  • Unless Police Stop Protecting Bad Cops, America Faces Civil War Over Black Shootings

    07/19/2016 10:53:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Miami New Times ^ | July 19, 2016 | Luke Campbell
    If we don't stop making excuses for the actions of bad people, all Americans will start shooting one another. Less than a week after five Dallas law enforcement officers were killed by a lunatic gunman, the nation is again reeling from a deadly confrontation between cops and an ex-military extremist. This past Sunday, former Marine Gavin Long gunned down three officers in Baton Rouge, a city on edge after police shot Alton Sterling, a black man, on July 5. I dread the day one of my cop friends is shot by a crazy shooter seeking revenge for the murder of...
  • How the USC/LA Times Daybreak tracking poll works (Hillary Clinton: 42.2% Donald Trump: 43.3%)

    07/19/2016 10:03:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 15, 2016
    The USC Dornsife/L.A. Times Presidential Election "Daybreak" Poll asks more than 400 people each day about their voting intentions. The poll is part of the Understanding America Study (UAS) at the University of Southern California's Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research. Each day's poll respondents are a subset of the UAS election panel, roughly 3000 U.S. citizens who were randomly recruited from among all households in the United States. Respondents are asked three predictive questions: What is the percent chance that... (1) you will vote in the presidential election? (2) you will vote for Clinton, Trump, or someone else?...
  • Baton Rouge Killer Recorded Himself Telling Black Men in Dallas to Wake Up After Attack on Police

    07/19/2016 8:44:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 18, 2016 | M.L. Nestel
    The best friend of Gavin Long, aka Cosmo Setepenra, tells how a Marine became a sovereign citizen and, eventually, a mass murderer. Before he killed three Baton Rouge cops, Gavin Long drove to Dallas one day after a black veteran like him slaughtered five white police officers. Once there, he recorded himself preaching a message for black men: Its time to wake up. Long visited two barbershops with a stack of self-published tomes and a camera clipped to his shirt to record his proselytizing. I want to give you something that you cant lose, something they cant take from you,...
  • Black Lives Matter Leader: Defund Police

    07/19/2016 8:21:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 19, 2016 | Peter Johnson
    A year ago, two police officers in New York were executed while they sat in their patrol car. A week ago, five cops were killed in Dallas. Now three more officers have been murdered in Baton Rouge by a man inspired to kill because he believed the news about police unfairly targeting black men. If you are to believe to President Obama, who issued a statement right after the shooting, these events should not be linked to anyone or any movement: These attacks are the work of cowards who speak for no one. They right no wrongs. They advance no...
  • Boston cops warned to check their cars after officer's vehicle was tampered with...

    07/19/2016 8:05:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 19, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    Boston police are being warned to check their cars before driving off after a cop's vehicle was tampered with. The officer, whose name is not being released, was driving away from the police department's District 1 station, in central Boston, yesterday when his rear wheel came off. He was not injured in the incident but when the cop took the car to the shop for repairs, a mechanic found the car had been tampered with. Someone had loosened or removed the lug nuts holding the wheel in place before he drove away....
  • After Turkey, an American coup? Glenn Reynolds

    07/19/2016 7:11:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    USA Today | July 18, 2016 | Glenn Harlan Reynolds
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/07/18/turkey-coup-erdogan-military-trump-shaun-king-constitution-history-column/87225042/?AID=10709313&PID=4003003&SID=iqtit4qlds015zc900dth
  • RNC protesters are getting vile (BLM, KKK & Westboro throw urine at each other)

    07/19/2016 6:44:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 19, 2016 | Staff
    CLEVELAND Police broke up skirmishes between groups of demonstrators a few blocks from the Republican National Convention as large crowds formed Tuesday afternoon. There was no immediate word on any arrests or injuries. Members of the KKK, Black Lives Matter, and Westboro Baptist Church reportedly threw urine at each other and police had to step in in an attempt to keep the peace, a police spokesperson told KPLC. A scuffle also broke out when conspiracy theorist and radio show host Alex Jones started speaking in downtowns Public Square. Police on bicycles pushed back a surging crowd, and Jones was...
  • Sharp differences over who is hurt, helped by their race

    07/19/2016 6:17:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Pew Research ^ | July 18, 2016 | Shiva Maniam
    Black and white Americans have profoundly different views on racial equality, and a new survey finds they also differ on the extent to which a persons race can be a burden or a benefit. For blacks, the answer is clear: 65% say it is a lot more difficult to be black in this country than it is to be white. Fewer than half as many whites (27%) agree. The racial gap in perceptions of white advantages is even starker: 62% of blacks say white people benefit a great deal from advantages in society that black people do not have. Just...
  • Listen to the Baton Rouge police killer: Tavis Smiley (Civil war?)

    07/18/2016 11:52:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    USA Today | July 18, 2016 | Tavis Smiley
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/07/18/baton-rouge-shooter-gavin-long-black-lives-obama-tavis-smiley-column/87245690/
  • Democrat-funded protests backfire as officer killings boost support for police

    07/18/2016 11:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 18, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    The horrifying slayings of eight law enforcement officers in the past 10 days may come back to haunt Democrats funding protests against police behind the scenes in hopes of energizing black voters in November. Instead of juicing turnout for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the unrest may wind up backfiring by whipping up public sympathy for police and creating an opportunity for Republicans to run on a law-and-order message, analysts say. The proof of that will be on Election Day. But I would say the problem with the strategy is that it has contributed to a climate of support...
  • Hillary Invites Mother Of Michael Brown, Convenience Store Robber & Attempted Cop Murderer, To Speak

    07/18/2016 11:51:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | July 18, 2016 | Hank Berrien
    While police officers are getting murdered in Dallas and Baton Rouge, while others are under assault in Missouri, Georgia and Tennessee, while supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement attempt to justify the murders of police officers, the Democratic National Convention, AKA Hillarys Coronation, will feature the mothers of black men who died in confrontations with police, thereby perpetuating the myth that there is systemic racism in police departments across the nation. One mother who will speak will be Lezley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, the Gentle Giant who burgled a convenience store, then attempted to grab the gun...
  • Rudy Guiliani at RNC: 'What I did for New York, Donald Trump will do for America'

    07/18/2016 9:50:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    WABC-TV ^ | July 18, 2016 | Staff and The Associated Press
    CLEVELAND, Ohio (WABC) -- In one of the night's most impassioned speeches, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani bemoaned racial divisions that he said have only gotten worse. "What happened to 'there's no black America, there's no white America, there is just America?'" he said. A longtime friend of Donald Trump's, Giuliani also vigorously defended the candidate's character, saying he was "sick and tired of the defamation of Donald Trump by the media and the Clinton campaign." He gotten the biggest cheers of the night from the crowd of more than 2,000 delegates....
  • Questions raised about Pentagons new sex change manual. Wait what?

    07/18/2016 7:23:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 18, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Ah, I remember my own days in the military fondly, but one of the biggest adjustments we had to make was learning that there was a set of instructions for doing everything from operating heavy machinery to washing your socks. Hey thats just military life for you. Theres always a manual to be referred to and if you get confused, theres a manual listing all of the manuals. Take for example the rules about getting a sex change operation. Youll want to make sure that youve checked in with the correct sources and Wait a minute. What was that again?...
  • Philippines' Palawan named Worlds Best Island for the second time

    07/18/2016 6:20:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Gulf News Destinations ^ | July 18, 2016
    An island province in the Philippines likened by Hollywood A-listers as "Emerald City" and "the most beautiful place" on the planet has been named the world's best island yet again. Palawan first received the distinction in 2013 after being voted the "Best Island in the World" on international magazine Travel & Leisure. This year, Palawan topped the list with a score of 93.71. Voters described Palawan as every beach lovers dream destination. Palawan is known for its crystal blue waters, amazing dive spots, and a plethora of picturesque views. No wonder the island paradise has drawn a string of Hollywood...
  • LISTEN: On Guns, Dallas Police Chief Tells Legislators: 'Do Your Job'

    07/11/2016 6:11:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    National Public Radio's The Two Way ^ | July 11, 2016 | Eyder Peralta
    Dallas Police Chief David Brown held a wide-ranging press conference on Monday, where he touched on race, the investigation and the issue of guns. In a dramatic moment, he urged legislators to do their jobs and propose new laws to combat gun violence. "We're doing ours. We're putting our lives on the line," Brown said. "The other aspects of government need to step up and help us." With that, here are five pieces of audio from that press conference you should listen to....
  • Florida Poll Results: Trump 47%, Clinton 42%

    07/11/2016 5:11:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    JMC Analytics ^ | July 11, 2016
    Go to link to view poll.
  • Judge tells Hillary she has until TUESDAY to explain why she shouldn't have to testify....

    07/11/2016 4:59:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2016 | Nikki Schwab, US Political Reporter
    Like a game of whack-a-mole, Hillary Clinton's secret email server scandal continues this week as the former secretary of state has just one more day to explain to a federal court why she shouldn't have to testify under oath about the system. On Friday, the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch submitted a request for permission to depose Clinton, along with two other current and former government officials, as part of the ongoing Freedom of Information Act lawsuit looking into aide Huma Abedin's special employment arrangement with the State Department. 'As the primary driving force behind and principal user of the...
  • LETTER: A Democrat voting for Donald Trump

    07/11/2016 4:42:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Daily Republic ^ | July 11, 2016 | Virginia Muirhead
    To the Editor: I'm sick of listening to Hillary Clinton's devotees on TV this morning. It doesn't take a genius to see what the Democratic party did, just before the election they knew she'd lose California, so they declared her the winner of the delegates votes and therefore the nominee. So thousands of people Democrats did what I did. They didn't vote! That is how she got California. I am saddened to see the ugly way politics elect our president. We, the people, simply don't count. We the people, don't elect a president. The delegates, big shots in...
  • The Way Is Clear: Kasich Ally Urges Former 2016 Hopeful to Challenge Trump at RNC (Milt, again)

    07/11/2016 3:54:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 11, 2016 | Kate Scanlon
    An ally of former Republican presidential candidate John Kasich has a message for the Ohio governors supporters: Its time to convince Kasich to offer himself as an alternative to Donald Trump at next weeks Republican National Convention. According to Cleveland.com, in an email sent Sunday night, former New Hampshire Sen. Gordon Humphrey (R) told Kasich supporters, John needs encouragement to make the move. Please email John and offer him your encouragement and continued backing. The way is clear for John. Its not going to get better than this, but time is of the essence. Please take a moment to...
  • What Clinton and Trump Would Do for Gig Economy Workers

    07/11/2016 11:14:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Next Avenue ^ | July 11, 2016 | Nancy Collamer, Work & Purpose Blogger
    As we enter the final stretch of the presidential election season (Hallelujah!), the rhetoric around jobs how to create good paying ones, minimize income inequality and bring opportunities back home is sure to heat up. But what about the challenges facing the growing number of Americans who dont work in traditional jobs, but are instead gig economy workers like freelancers, consultants, and contractors who lack the benefits and legal protections typically provided by employers? Where do Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton stand on them? It matters because millions of Americans the U.S. Government Accountability Office...
  • Vandal attacks Gowanus Trump-fans home (Brooklyn, New York)

    07/11/2016 10:03:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Brooklyn Paper ^ | July 11, 2016 | Lauren Gill
    This is not how you rock the vote. Someone hurled a rock through a Gowanus familys door after it put signs up supporting presidential candidate Donald Trump, leaving the household patriarch steaming about the struggles of supporting the conservative cause in a largely liberal neighborhood. I was angry thats for sure, said Joshua Ramos who lives on 11th Street between Third and Fourth avenues with his two young kids. Its not fair, you cant put anything up for Trump. Ramos said the vandal pitched the projectile through the glass of his front door while he and his family were asleep...
  • Before Trump, there was Wendell Willkie

    07/11/2016 9:47:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Greenfield Recorder ^ | July 10, 2016 | Rich Heldenfels, The Akron Beacon Journal
    AKRON, Ohio The Republican Party once chose a presidential nominee who was successful in business but had never held political office. Who went from being a Democrat to a Republican, but was a maverick in his new party. He would often speak off the cuff, was not much of a churchgoer, had what one historian called a magnetic personality and was not always faithful as a husband. He was definitely a dark horse when he began his campaign against veteran candidates but won the GOP nomination in defiance of the political establishment, with what one observer called a tendency...
  • Voters Now Rate Clinton, Trump Equally Prepared for Presidency

    07/11/2016 9:19:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 11, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    The same day FBI Director James Comey laid out a damning indictmentless indictment of Hillary Clinton for her extremely careless behavior with regard to her private email server, President Obama took to the campaign trail with the former secretary of state and claimed there has never ever been any man or woman more qualified for this office than her. But it seems even voters arent buying it. According to a new Rasmussen survey, voters now think Clinton is no better prepared for the presidency than her opponent, Donald Trump. Most voters have difficulty swallowing President Obama's superlatives for Hillary Clinton...
  • President Trump: an Accident Waiting to Happen (An Assessment from the Left)

    07/11/2016 8:53:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | July 10, 2016 | Robert Kuttner, Co-founder and co-editor, The American Prospect
    Every so often, history dishes up an awful convergence of events that leave great nations with horrific leaders who then go on to create even worse crises. If you think Donald Trump is too bizarre, too reckless, too racist, too ignorant, or too contradictory to get elected, think again. By the usual rules of politics, Trump should be lagging Hillary Clinton by twenty points. But he is down by less than five, depending on which poll you read. Clinton just had a terrible week, and so did America. Collisions of racial catastrophe should not play into the hands of...
  • Fossil Fuel Divestment: A Fool's Errand

    07/10/2016 11:55:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 7, 2016 | Robert Bradley Jr.
    Green activists are getting schooled in fossil fuel divestment. Despite left-environmentalists best efforts, New York University and the University of Cambridge just rejected pleas to stop investing in fossil fuels. The green push for institutions to scrap all oil, natural gas, and coal investments is several years old. Campaigners insist that starving fossil fuel producers of capital will leave mineral energy in the ground, save the climate, and thus rescue the earth. There isnt enough space in this piece to dissect the exaggerated fears of global warming. Suffice it to say that climate science is revealing lower climate sensitivities to...
  • Black Lives Matter Was Gaining Ground. Then a Sniper Opened Fire.

    07/10/2016 11:07:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 9, 2016 | Michael Barbaro and Yamiche Alcindor
    It felt like a watershed moment for a scattered and still-young civil rights movement. Inside Black Lives Matter, the national revulsion over videos of police officers shooting to death black men in Minnesota and Louisiana was undeniable proof that the groups message of outrage and demands for justice had finally broken through. Even the white governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton, in a pained public concession, embraced the movements central argument. Would this have happened if those passengers the driver and the passengers were white? he asked. I dont think it wouldve. Then, in an instant, everything changed. Black...
  • Comey testimony reveals Hillary's 'cognitive impairment'?

    07/10/2016 10:54:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 10, 2016
    FBI Director James Comey let Hillary Clinton off the hook, but his explanation of why may prove to be even more politically damaging than an indictment. And his comments support what one of the people most familiar with the Clintons, Bill Clintons childhood friend and former lover Dolly Kyle, has long alleged. The presumptive Democratic Party nominee is suffering from a cognitive impairment. In testimony before Congress on Thursday, Comey said Hillary Clinton was not just careless, but implied she didnt understand the importance of the information she was handling. U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., asked Comey if a sophisticated...
  • Chick-fil-As act of support for cops could be considered real act of courage

    07/10/2016 9:51:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | July 10, 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Thursdays carnage in Dallas, just 200 miles to the north of College Park, elevated Chick-fil-As previous act of support for police to what could be seen in the future as an act of courage. The popular fast food chain Chick-fil-A has never been a stranger to controversy, and has always weathered the storm with self-confidence and a cheery smile. But a position at one of its Texas locations that was noble last November could put the sandwich-making outfit on the receiving end of more than mere hate speech in this environment it could lead to violence, if recent events...
  • SWAT has person of interest in custody after Chicagos active shooting threat

    07/10/2016 8:50:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WQAD-TV ^ | July 10, 2016 | Sarah Tisinger
    Chicago police say a person of interest is in custody after shots were fired at officers on the Far South Side early Sunday, reports WGN. The SWAT team was called to a hostage barricade situation in Chicago's East Side neighborhood. Police say someone fired shots at an officer near the 10300 block of South Avenue N in the East Side neighborhood at 3:38 a.m. The officer was not injured and police did not return fire, but the suspects reportedly fled into nearby homes...
  • Police may change tactics at protests after Dallas shooting (From hugs back to flash bangs)

    07/10/2016 8:23:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 10, 2016 | The Associated Press
    MINNEAPOLIS In the wake of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, where authorities were criticized for what some called heavy-handed tactics against demonstrators, many departments took a more restrained approach. Now, after the shooting deaths of five officers at a Dallas protest decrying last week's police killings of two more black men, some experts are suggesting it's possible the pendulum could swing from hugs back to flash-bang grenades and mass arrests....
  • Texas governor sustains "extensive" burns in accident

    07/10/2016 8:03:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 10, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas sustained "extensive second- and third-degree burns" on both legs below the knees and both feet -- and may miss next week's Republican National Convention as a result, his office said Sunday. Spokesman Matt Hirsch said Abbott was with his family in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Thursday when he was scalded in an accident involving hot water. He declined to provide further details. The governor was treated for several hours at nearby St. John's Medical Center. As he was being released, a top aide called from Texas to say a gunman had opened fire in...
  • Three Countries Issue Travel Warnings About Visiting The U.S.

    07/10/2016 7:51:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The World Post ^ | July 10, 2016 | Reuters
    Three countries have warned their citizens to stay on guard when visiting U.S. cities rocked by sometimes violent protests that erupted after a string of police shootings of black Americans. The United States regularly issues travel warnings urging Americans to either avoid or exercise caution in countries marred by violence or political instability. Now America is the focus of concern by foreign governments in the Middle East and Caribbean as protesters marched in U.S. cities throughout the weekend after police killed black men in Louisiana and Minnesota....
  • Trump trying to campaign as 'racial healer', says Oklahoma governor

    07/10/2016 3:02:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 10, 2016 | Edward Helmore
    Oklahomas governor, Mary Fallin, said Donald Trump was trying to campaign as a racial healer, as the presumptive Republican nominee tried to paint himself as a unifying force in a country feeling fractured over race, violence and policing. I think that has been part of his message, if you watched what he said this week, Fallin told CNN on Sunday, alluding to police shootings of two black men in Louisiana and Minnesota, and the murder of five officers in Dallas, Texas. He talked about how devastating this was for Dallas, how we have to respect our law enforcement and we...
  • Dallas Shooting Suspect Wanted To Bring Gun To Trump Protest Rally, Civil Rights Leader Says

    07/10/2016 1:42:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    KERA-TV ^ | July 10, 2016 | Bill Zeeble
    Three weeks before Micah Xavier Johnson opened fire on Dallas police, he offered to work security for protesters outside a Donald Trump appearance in Dallas. Organizers said no way because Johnson wanted to bring a gun.(AUDIO-AT-LINK) Rev. Peter Johnson is a longtime Dallas civil rights activist and no relation to the suspected shooter. Johnson has led marches for decades, going back to his years with Martin Luther King Jr. Hes lived by Kings ethos of non-violence. Johnson was helping plan the June rally against the presumptive Republican presidential nominee when a man named Micah Xavier Johnson appeared. Young...
  • 80-year-old yeast + 3D printer = instant pizza satisfaction

    07/10/2016 1:01:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Fast Casual Magazine ^ | July 8, 2016
    Hold on to your rolling pins, pizza restaurateurs things are about to get a little weird. That's because today the world's first 3D pizza printing company, BeeHex, Inc. announced it has teamed up with Ribalta Neopolitan Restaurant Executive Chef Pasquale Cozzolino to make a 3D printed pie. Cozzolino, who also owns the New York City and Atlanta restaurants, is the pizza pro behind the venture, in charge of devising the right dough, sauce and cheese to work in the printer. He is working with a team of people at BeeHex, including Anjan Contractor, to create the best recipes for...
  • Why does Donald Trump resonate with Americans?

    07/10/2016 11:38:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Charleston Gazette-Mail ^ | July 10, 2016 | David A. Latif
    By many accounts Donald Trump is a deeply flawed political candidate. It is difficult to imagine a bigger narcissist, at least by his public persona. Even on the day of the tragic Orlando, Florida slayings by a person probably radicalized by the Islamic States warped version of Islam, he managed to self-congratulate himself by tweeting: Appreciate the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism, I dont want congrats, I want toughness & vigilance. We must be smart! Many have viewed his comments during the past year as misogynist and xenophobic. His disparaging comments targeting those who disagree with him...