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  • Rape survivor dumps Franken as sponsor of her bill to help victims of sex assault

    11/17/2017 12:15:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 17, 2017 | Bob Fredericks
    A young woman whose brutal rape and lengthy fight for justice spurred Sen. Al Franken to sponsor a law to help sexual assault victims wants his name off the legislation after a woman accused him of groping her. Abby Honold, 22, said she was stunned on Thursday when she learned of the arch-liberal Franken’s piggish behavior — and said she decided to part ways with the hypocritical creep. “He was one of the few people who listened to me and actually let me talk,” Honold told The Washington Post. “It felt really validating to be heard and to see something...
  • A trucking business sans the human touch

    11/17/2017 11:53:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Gulf News ^ | November 17, 2017 | Conor Dougherty
    Waymo Trucks will someday drive themselves out of warehouses and cruise down freeways without the aid of humans or even a driver’s cab — about that there seems little disagreement. The question is how soon that day gets here. And while the answers vary — technologists, not surprisingly, are more bullish than truckers — billions of dollars and a growing parade of companies, from tiny start-ups to the biggest trucking operations, are betting it will be here sooner than most people think. This year, companies and investors are on pace to put just over $1 billion into self-driving and other...
  • Controversial Ruling Says Organic Crops Don’t Have to Grow in Soil

    11/16/2017 10:01:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Sierra Magazine ^ | November 13, 2017 | Katie O'Reilly
    Is soil an essential element of organic farming? Or can a crop grown in a soil-free container still be considered organic? Since the launch of the National Organic Program in 2000, hydroponic, aeroponic, and aquaponic crop systems have been eligible to use the coveted USDA Organic seal on their products, so long as their operations comply with all other USDA organic regulations. But some organic farmers say healthy soil is the non-negotiable foundation of organic methods, and for years they have objected to the inclusion of hydroponics in organic certification. In recent months, the discussion over organic hydroponics has become...
  • Hillary Clinton Says Wisconsin Voter ID Law Affected 2016 Presidential Election

    11/16/2017 9:43:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Wisconsin Public Radio ^ | November 10, 2017 | Chuck Quirmbach
    Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she believes Wisconsin's voter ID law made a difference in last year's election. The former Secretary of State, U.S. senator and first lady spoke Tuesday night in Milwaukee as part of an effort to promote her book, "What Happened," which looked at the 2016 presidential race. Clinton told about 2,500 audience members at Milwaukee's Riverside Theater that the state's voter ID law suppressed turnout among students, minorities and the elderly. "In an election, which I remember well, was decided by a razor-thin margin, that makes a difference. This issue hasn't gotten enough attention....
  • Exclusive: Secret witness in Senate Clinton probe is ex-lobbyist for Russian firm

    11/16/2017 5:39:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 16, 2017 | Joel Schectman
    Senate Republicans say their investigation of Hillary Clinton’s role in approving a deal to sell U.S. uranium mines to a Russian company hinges in part on the testimony of a secret informant in a bribery and extortion scheme inside the same company. The Senate committee searching for Clinton’s alleged wrongdoing is keeping their witness’s name cloaked. However, William D. Campbell, a lobbyist, confirmed to Reuters he is the informant who will testify and provide documents to Congress about the Obama Administration’s 2010 approval of the sale of Uranium One, a Canadian company with uranium mines in the United States, to...
  • Dept of Energy Approves Presidential Permit for Northern Pass Transmission Line Project (2,600 jobs)

    11/16/2017 5:08:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    US Department of Energy ^ | November 16, 2017
    Today, the Department of Energy issued a Record of Decision and approved the Presidential permit for the proposed Northern Pass Transmission Line project. The 192-mile above and below ground, alternating and direct current transmission system will deliver up to 1090 megawatts of low-emission, reliable hydropower from Quebec, Canada to Deerfield, New Hampshire while creating jobs, lowering energy costs, and reducing the carbon footprint across New England. Since it was first proposed in 2010, the $1.6 billion Northern Pass project has been subject to multiple layers of federal and state government permitting regulations, a nearly 4,000 page Environmental Impact Statement, and...
  • Samsung announces more than 700 job openings for Newberry County (South Carolina)

    11/16/2017 4:40:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WACH-TV ^ | November 16, 2017 | Jamal Goss
    NEWBERRY COUNTY, SC (WACH) --- On Thursday, Samsung announced more than 700 job openings for their new facility in Newberry County. This move comes after Caterpillar closed its doors last year, resulting in the loss of nearly 300 jobs. Samsung plant manager Tony Fraley said the $380 million facility will produce premium washing machines and create jobs for more than 1,000 people by the year 2020. "We are growing, we've hired already 350 people here in South Carolina,” Fraley said. The company said they have openings for things like PLC Technicians, AVG technicians, maintenance people, material handlers, and forklift drivers,...
  • Bus manufacturer plans to create up to 550 jobs in Kentucky

    11/16/2017 3:52:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | November 16, 2017 | The Associated Press
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say a bus manufacturer plans to create up to 550 full-time jobs by opening a parts-production operation in Bullitt County. Gov. Matt Bevin’s office said Thursday that New Flyer of America Inc. intends to invest $40 million to lease and upgrade a facility in Shepherdsville. Officials say the company expects to begin work on the project this month and to be in full operation by the end of 2019....
  • LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman: Trump is 'worse than useless as a president'

    11/16/2017 3:44:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 16, 2017 | Matt Rossoff
    LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman is not shy when expressing his opinions of President Trump. The entrepreneur, who now sits on Microsoft's board of directors and is a partner at venture capital firm Greylock, campaigned publicly for Hillary Clinton and in March said that Trump was even worse than he feared. In an interview with CNBC's Julia Boorstin at the Disruptor 50 event in San Francisco on Wednesday night, Hoffman had perhaps his harshest words yet about the president, calling him "worse than useless" and saying that he'd "take someone randomly picked from a phone book" over him as president. He...
  • Hassan to contribute $10K she received from Franken PAC to NH Women’s Foundation (Radioactive)

    11/16/2017 3:17:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WMUR-TV ^ | November 16, 2017 | John DiStaso
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Three of the four Democratic women who represent New Hampshire in Congress voiced support Thursday for an ethics probe into allegations that Minnesota Sen. Al Franken forcibly kissed and groped a woman more than a decade ago while they were on a USO tour of the Middle East. The fourth delegation member, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, is a member of the Senate Ethics Committee, which may be conducting an investigation, and said she could not comment on “specific cases that may come before the committee.” WMUR has learned that Shaheen, Sen. Maggie Hassan and U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter...
  • Trump offers North Korea a nuclear deal

    11/16/2017 2:39:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | November 7, 2017 | Kim Jae Won
    SEOUL -- During his first visit to South Korea, President Donald Trump suggested on Tuesday that North Korea enter into talks over scrapping its nuclear and missile programs, apparently keeping the door open for dialogue with Pyongyang after months of tough talk on both sides. The U.S. president called on China and Russia to play roles in ending the Kim Jong Un regime's nuclear weapons program, urging both countries to cease trade and business with the belligerent communist nation. Trump is due in Beijing on Wednesday following his two-day visit to South Korea. "I really believe that it makes sense...
  • Wisconsin College Democrats leader resigns after 'I f---ing hate white men' tweet

    11/16/2017 10:20:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 16, 2017 | Caleb Parke
    A Wisconsin College Democrats leader -- who had interned on Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign -- resigned Tuesday after tweeting “I f---ing hate white men.” Sarah Semrad, a student at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse resigned from her state-wide College Democrat leadership position, Campus Reform reported. Semrad also came under fire for a tweet criticizing pro-life literature on campus. “My new bit is tearing down all the pro life Christian pregnancy resource center fliers that they put up around campus to try & trick people,” Semrad wrote. She apologized for the tweets in a statement to the La Crosse Tribune....
  • Joe Biden’s Likely Presidential Bid Raises Women’s Rights Questions (Not what you think)

    11/16/2017 9:35:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Mary Sue ^ | November 16, 2017 | Kylie Cheung
    According to reports that former Vice President Joe Biden is making no attempt whatsoever to deny, the internet’s favorite uncle is moving closer and closer to a formal 2020 presidential bid. Of course, his vigilance in criticizing the dealings of the Trump administration, increasingly frequent appearances on late night shows, vocal social media presence and, most recently, an appearance at Glamour’s Women of the Year summit in New York on Monday hardly leave room for doubt, but Politico’s report last week made it start to feel real. And yet, speaking of the women’s summit, beneath the former veep’s cuddly and...
  • Chelsea Has Announced An International Companion To Her Best-Selling Children's Book 'She Persisted'

    11/16/2017 9:02:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Bustle ^ | November 17, 2017 | Kerri Jarema
    After Chelsea Clinton's mother, Hillary Rodham Clinton, lost a historical, and contentious, presidential campaign, women everywhere were responding to sexism not only in politics, but across our culture. Senator Elizabeth Warren launched a feminist rallying cry around "Nevertheless, She Persisted," a statement used against her by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when she tried to speak up against Jeff Sessions' confirmation as Attorney General. For her part, Chelsea Clinton announced that she would be foraying into picture books, and it seemed like just the right move for the advocate and author. Already the author of It's Your World, a middle...
  • Trump says he liked Duterte ‘very much’, pours in $101 M (Rebuild ISIS destroyed city)

    11/16/2017 8:33:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Manila Bulletin ^ | November 17, 2017 | Argyll Cyrus Geducos and Ben R. Rosario
    Malacañang said President Duterte has earned the trust of United States (US) President Donald Trump after the White House announced it was pouring in $101.3 million (about P5.1 billion) to support the initiatives of the Duterte administration. In a statement issued Wednesday upon Trump’s return, the White House said the US government pledged the amount to support the rehabilitation of Marawi City, the country’s counter-terrorism efforts, and the administration’s drug war. According to the White House statement, of the $101.3 million, $14.3 million (P750 million) will be for the rehabilitation of Marawi City; $85 million for counter terrorism-related equipments, training...
  • David Crosby tells President Trump supporters to not attend his concerts following Mass. show

    11/16/2017 7:52:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The Republican ^ | November 16, 2017 | Michelle Williams
    When David Crosby & Friends performed at The Regent Theatre in Arlington, Massachusetts on Monday, the show featured more than just his famous hits. The singer spoke out against President Donald Trump during the show. Following the concert, an attendee reached out to the founding member of Crosby, Stills & Nash on Twitter, asking Crosby to stick to music. "Don't you realize that you will piss off 1/2 of your audience or at least 1/3 in liberal areas when you do that?" the fan wrote in a tweet mentioning the singer. In response, Crosby said: (TWEET-AT-LINK) In a following tweet,...
  • Adult-themed game Cards Against Humanity buys U.S.-Mexico border land in promotion to stop wall

    11/16/2017 7:29:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Canoe News ^ | November 15, 2017 | The Associated Press
    HOUSTON — The party game Cards Against Humanity says it's bought U.S.-Mexico border land and hired a lawyer to try to stop President Donald Trump's proposed border wall. A promotion called "Cards Against Humanity Saves America" offered 150,000 subscribers to its game a map of the land and a "certificate of our promise to fight the wall." To build sections of the existing border fence, the U.S. government took hundreds of private landowners in Texas to court. A wall will likely require new lawsuits....
  • Pyeongchang chief says it would be honor to host Melania, Ivanka Trump at Olympics

    11/15/2017 10:52:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    USA Today | November 13, 2017 | Paul Myerberg
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2017/11/13/pyeongchang-chief-wants-to-host-melania-ivanka-trump-olympics/860799001/
  • North Korea Says It May Give Up Nuclear Weapons If U.S. Abandons Them First

    11/15/2017 10:09:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 15, 2017 | Tom O’Connor, Newsweek
    North Korea suggested Wednesday it may be open to giving up its nuclear weapons, but only if the U.S. did so first. Ruling Korean Workers' Party newspaper Rodong Sinmun published a commentary Wednesday in which the country's authoritarian leadership challenged President Donald Trump to reverse his support for a bigger, stronger U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal and adopt a non-proliferation policy. North Korea has argued its weapons of mass destruction stockpile was necessary only to prevent the U.S. from overthrowing the government of Kim Jong Un, which the U.S. has threatened to do by force if he did not abandon his...
  • Hillary Rodham-Clinton Stops by Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN

    11/15/2017 9:22:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Broadway World ^ | November 16, 2017 | Staff
    Rodham-Clinton dropped in on Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen tonight, and caught some face time with the cast and the show's Tony-winning star, Ben Platt, before he concludes his run the musical this month. Ben tweeted about his meeting with the former First Lady, noting, "Our real president @HillaryClinton graced us with her presence at @DearEvanHansen tonight. And she signed my cast." Check out the rest of Ben's encounter with Mrs. Clinton below! The winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson, a score by Academy Award and Tony...