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  • Israeli Settler Leaders Will Flock to Trump Inauguration

    01/16/2017 7:36:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Jewish Forward ^ | January 16, 2017 | Naomi Zeveloff
    Israeli settlers and their American evangelical supporters are among the invitees to Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on January 20. Yehuda Glick, a Brooklyn-born rabbi and member of the Israeli parliament’s ruling Likud party confirmed that he will be attending the inauguration with fellow Likud lawmaker Sharren Haskel. They will be joined by Atlanta-born Israeli rabbi Jeremy Gimpel, who spoke about his intention to attend on a radio show on the Land of Israel Network. Gimpel is bringing his teenage son, a Trump fan, as a present for his bar mitzvah trip. Glick is a well-known agitator for Jewish prayer at...
  • Van Jones Predicts ‘Horrendous Abuse of Power’ Under Trump

    01/16/2017 7:24:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Wrap ^ | January 15, 2017 | Sharon Waxman
    Less than a week before the inauguration, political commentator Van Jones predicted “a horrendous abuse of power” once Donald Trump takes office as president of the United states. The CNN commentator spoke on Sunday night at the home of Netflix chief Ted Sarandos about the documentary “13th,” on a panel with filmmaker Ava DuVernay and media mogul Oprah Winfrey. The film explores the abuses and racial inequities of the prison system, with the title referring to the 13th amendment abolishing slavery. Asked by Winfrey what he expected of the new administration, Jones said, “I think mostly bad things. Both parties...
  • Irish in America: How do you feel now about Trump?

    01/16/2017 6:42:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | January 15, 2017
    With just days to go until Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States of America, we want to hear from Irish readers living there about how they feel now about him entering the White House. On the day of the election result, we were inundated with reaction, with the majority expressing shock and dismay. Have your opinions or expectations changed in the months since? What did you think of Mr Trump’s press conference this week? What is the mood like where you live? How do you think his presidency could affect the Irish community in...
  • The Scheme to Take Down Trump

    01/16/2017 12:14:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Consortium News ^ | January 14, 2017 | Daniel Lazare
    Exclusive: The U.S. intelligence community’s unprecedented assault on an incoming U.S. president – now including spreading salacious rumors – raises questions about how long Donald Trump can hold the White House, says Daniel Lazare. Is a military coup in the works? Or are U.S. intelligence agencies laying the political groundwork for forcing Donald Trump from the presidency because they can’t abide his rejection of a new cold war with Russia? Not long ago, even asking such questions would have marked one as the sort of paranoid nut who believes that lizard people run the government. But no longer. Thanks to...
  • John Lewis, Donald Trump Is The Legitimate President Of The United States

    01/15/2017 10:03:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Post News Group ^ | January 15, 2017 | Zennie Abraham
    John Lewis, the famed Democratic Georgia Representative and civil rights leader, said that President-Elect Donald Trump is not a legitimate President. As much as I would like to reverse the clock and change the outcome of the election, everytime I think about that, I am reminded in my memory of how we, Democrats, failed to really come together under one unifying message.A lot of us were ignored by those in the DNC who achieved power-positions. Even long-time credentialed bloggers like me (Zennie Abraham, Zennie62.com, Zennie62 on YouTube) were ignored by the Clinton-controlled DNC brass, and left out of covering the...
  • Donald Trump’s Promise of More Jobs Could Mean Less Drug Abuse

    01/15/2017 9:54:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 16, 2017 | Maia Szalavitz
    Research shows that unemployment and low socioeconomic status are linked with higher risk for addiction, compared to having a job and being in the middle class. Although the media has focused on heroin and prescription opioid misuse these days as being a “middle class” problem, the risk of addiction is more than three times higher for people making less than $20,000 compared to those who make over $50,000. These facts make President Trump’s promises to increase employment — perhaps through an infrastructure program — critical if he wants to deal with the opioid epidemic in the long run. Meaningful work...
  • Hillary Clinton’s operatives stoke doubts of Trump presidency

    01/15/2017 7:58:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 15, 2017 | S.A. Miller
    Spread rumors about Russian vote rigging, push protests Hillary Clinton’s campaign operatives have fueled efforts to delegitimize President-elect Donald Trump, pushing allegations of his complicity with Russian email hacks and boosting protests of the inauguration. Brian Fallon, a former spokesman for the Clinton presidential campaign, has said there’s “too much evidence” that Mr. Trump was in league with Russian spies trying to rig the election. Former Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri used Twitter to circulate maps of protest sites for Mr. Trump’s inauguration on Friday. Neera Tanden, a policy adviser on Mrs. Clinton’s campaign, has made her anti-Trump stance...
  • Obama on Trump: ‘Don’t underestimate the guy, because he’s going to be 45th president of the US’

    01/15/2017 7:41:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 15, 2017 | Dylan Stableford, senior editor
    President Obama says President-elect Donald Trump was an “unconventional candidate” who ran an “improvisational campaign.” But he doesn’t think that approach will work in the White House. In an interview that aired on “60 Minutes” Sunday, Obama was asked if it’s possible for Trump to run “an improvisational presidency.” “I don’t think so,” Obama said. “And so now he’s in the process of building up an organization. And we’ll have to see how that works. And it’ll be a test, I think, for him and the people that he’s designated to be able to execute on his vision.” But Obama...
  • California senator Feinstein says Russian hacking altered outcome of the election

    01/15/2017 7:26:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | January 15, 2017 | Sean Cockerham
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said Sunday that Russian hacking altered the outcome of the presidential election. “That's what I believe. I've had all of the major classified briefings. I have been astonished at what has been a two-year effort at Russia to spear phish, to hack, to provide disinformation and propaganda wherever it really could,” said Feinstein, who until recently was the highest ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee. “It's pretty clear that the hacking was of both political parties but with the aim of hurting Hillary Clinton and then, if Hillary Clinton were to win, the aim...
  • Lack of Staff Raises Questions About First Family's Role

    01/15/2017 6:32:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 13, 2017 | Emily Goodin
    Incoming first lady Melania Trump has yet to publicly name her senior White House staff, raising questions about whether the positions have been filled amid uncertainty about the Trump family’s role in the administration. The lack of announcements from the president-elect’s transition team is notable given that Melania Trump is not moving to Washington, D.C., right away and speculation abounds about the role Ivanka Trump will play in her father’s White House. There has been no chief of staff, communications director or social secretary named for the East Wing. And the chief of staff and social secretary positions are particularly...
  • A town has hope that it hasn’t been forgotten (Sandy Hook, Kentucky)

    01/15/2017 5:20:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 15, 2017 | Holly Bailey, National Correspondent
    In the weeks leading up to the inauguration, Yahoo News visited towns and cities across the country, speaking to voters who had supported Donald Trump in the election. As the shape of his administration emerged, we asked voters if they were happy with their choice and optimistic about the future. Here is some of what we found: SANDY HOOK, Ky.—It used to be known as the most reliably Democratic county in America. In a state that had long ago gone deep red, Elliott County, located here in the winding forested hills of remote eastern Kentucky, was a true anomaly. Since...
  • Inaugural poem for Donald J. Trump revealed

    01/15/2017 5:00:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | January 16, 2017 | Diane King
    The Society of Classical Poets today published their poem for the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States. Donald J. Trump. The poem draws on Trump’s noble Scottish roots and is written by New Mexican native and decorated poet Joseph Charles MacKenzie. The inspiration behind the poem is to touch on the classical poetry existing throughout American history, and the inauguration poem marks important moments in US political history. Traditionally, the poem began with President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration in January, 1961, the inaugural poem and has, until now been a purely Democratic Party tradition. “ The Society’s...
  • Sharpton: 'Thank God we lived in the age of Obama'

    01/15/2017 4:33:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 15, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    The Rev. Al Sharpton on Sunday praised President Obama and touted his accomplishments while in office. "I am so proud of President Barack Obama, not just because he was and is my color, but because he was America's kind," Sharpton said on MSNBC's "Politics Nation." "He helped this country like no president I've seen in my lifetime. We should thank God we lived in the age of Obama." Sharpton said Americans must be "concerned" about the future of the country when President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated next week. He went on to tout Obama's record, including his work on improving...
  • The Internet wants to give Chelsea Manning a hug

    01/15/2017 3:35:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 15, 2017 | Evan Greer, internationally touring queer singer/songwriter, parent, and activist
    Chelsea Manning saw injustice and stood up for what’s right. Now, she’s serving a 35 year sentence in an all-male military prison. She’s been systematically abused by the U.S. government, held in conditions that the UN considers to be torture, and has attempted suicide twice during her 7 years behind bars. But now there’s hope. NBC reports that she is on President Obama’s “short list” for commutation. The news has sparked a groundswell of support for Chelsea online. Hundreds of thousands of people have already taken action to support her, but now the message is simpler than ever. But now...
  • Trump’s surprise VA pick known as turnaround artist

    01/15/2017 2:59:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2017 | Rebecca Kheel
    President-elect Donald Trump surprised many when he chose one of President Obama’s appointees to run the Department of Veterans Affairs after pledging to overhaul the department during the campaign. But the nominee, current under secretary of health David Shulkin, has a long history in the private sector turning around struggling hospitals. Veterans groups called the choice a pleasant surprise, as they say Shulkin has overseen a turnaround in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and resisted calls for privatizing the federal system. “While our membership has been clear in its preference to have a veteran leading the VA, I am heartened...
  • [FLASHBACK] Trump’s Deficient Ground-Game

    01/15/2017 2:01:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Outside the Beltway ^ | October 1, 2016 | Steven L. Taylor
    An interesting piece from the PBS Newshour, The Trump campaign has a ground-game problem: As the presidential election marathon breaks into a final sprint, the Trump campaign faces a jaw-dropping gap in the ground game: Hillary Clinton currently has more than three times the number of campaign offices in critical states than does Donald Trump. Those figures include both Trump offices and Republican National Committee victory offices, as confirmed by the Trump campaign. The contrast is a test for the conventional campaign model and points to the candidates’ stark differences in methods. Clinton is cleaving to the data-driven, on-the-ground machine...
  • Trump team ponders evicting media from White House

    01/15/2017 1:38:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    WSOC-TV ^ | January 15, 2017 | Bob D Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
    Three senior officials on Donald Trump's transition team hinted that a plan to evict the press corps from the White House is under "serious consideration" by the president-elect’s incoming administration, Esquire magazine reported. If the plan is adopted, one official told Esquire, the media will be removed from the White House press room, where it has been located since Richard Nixon was president. They would be relocated either to the White House Conference Center or to a space in the Old Executive Office building, located next door to the White House. Sean Spicer, Trump's press secretary, said no decision has...
  • ConocoPhillips: Big New Oil Discovery In Alaska Could Produce 100,000 Barrels Per Day

    01/15/2017 12:39:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | January 14, 2017 | Michael Fitzsimmons
    Yesterday ConocoPhillips' (NYSE:COP) Alaskan unit announced a big discovery in Alaska. The Willow discovery lies in the COP's Greater Mooses Tooth ("GMT") unit and consists of two wells which encountered 72 feet and 42 feet of net pay. 3-D seismic appraisal work will start this month, however initial estimates indicate the discovery could contain a recoverable oil potential of 300 million barrels of oil. As a result, Willow could produce up to 100,000 bpd of oil and first oil could come by 2023. ConocoPhillips has a 78% working interest in the play while Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) holds a 22% interest....
  • Wal-Mart Reorganizes To Compete With Amazon (Targeting Food Stamp recipients)

    01/14/2017 10:10:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Korea Portal ^ | January 14, 2017 | Hayden Thomas
    Wal-Mart is reorganizing its e-commerce team and upgrading executives from its recent Jet.com acquisition to compete with Amazon with higher selectivity and lower prices. The changes are aimed at making Wal-Mart more customer-focused, Jet founder Marc Lore, who is now the Executive Chairman of Wal-Mart's e-commerce operation, said on Friday in a memo Bloomberg had access. Wal-Mart bought Jet in September for about $ 3.3 billion and is appealing to the startup to push for an online operation that has lagged behind Amazon. "We've talked a lot about becoming a more customer-centric organization," Lore said. "Our strategy is to offer...
  • Latinos set to toast tequila to Trump

    01/14/2017 9:31:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 13, 2017 | Hector Barreto
    Next week, a group of patriots, who happen to be Hispanic, will gather to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump. It will be the kind of moment that runs counter to the narratives of the political and the media elite, but to those of us in the room, our celebration makes perfect sense. If news of our inauguration party surprises you, recall that 29 percent of the Hispanic vote went to Trump. Remember, too, that Latinos are feeling the sharp pain of economic adversity that Trump has convincingly promised to change. Remember also that one of the great...
  • BLM Protesters March to Trump Tower from Across Five Boroughs, Demand Meeting with President-elect

    01/14/2017 2:27:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    NY1 ^ | January 14, 2017 | Erin Clarke
    Protesters are crowding the streets this afternoon, demanding a meeting with the President-elect — all of this, just days before the nation celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. NY1's Erin Clarke joins us live from outside Trump Tower with more on the demonstration. In coordinated marches from all five boroughs, Black Lives Matter protesters began a trek in honor of Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. "This march is really about solidarity on Martin Luther King's birthday and also on the eve of Trump's inauguration and it's really about getting awareness up about our cause," said...
  • DNC Chair Candidate Keith Ellison Once Called For Separate Country for Black Americans

    01/14/2017 2:06:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 28, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    Democratic Minnesota Representative and Democratic National Committee chairman candidate Keith Ellison once called for slavery reparations and a separate country for black Americans in a university newspaper column. Ellison’s writings while a student at the University of Minnesota law school– under the name “Keith Hakim”– raised eyebrows when he announced his first congressional run in 2006. The Weekly Standard noted that “Ellison refers to ‘Minister Louis Farrakhan,’ defends Nation of Islam spokesman Khalid Abdul Muhammad, and speaks in the voice of a Nation of Islam advocate… ‘Hakim’ demands reparations for slavery and throws in a demand for an optional separate...
  • Bikers for Trump prepared to form 'wall of meat' at Trump inauguration rally

    01/14/2017 12:30:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    United Press International ^ | January 14, 2017 | Daniel Uria
    The leader of a pro-Donald Trump motorcycle group said the bikers are prepared to form a protective "wall" around the president-elect during his inauguration. Chris Cox, a 48-year-old chain-saw artist and leader of Bikers for Trump, said he anticipates a peaceful rally during the ceremony on Jan. 20 but added the group is prepared for potential conflict with protesters. "The bikers are certainly used to being outnumbered and we are prepared to form a wall of meat," Cox told Fox Business. "We're anticipating a celebration here. We don't anticipate any problems. We have a strict code of conduct where we...
  • Trump team discussing border wall with Army Corps, Interior Department

    01/14/2017 12:18:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 13, 2017 | Rene Marsh
    President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is engaged in active discussions with the US Army Corps of Engineers and Interior Department to begin planning a wall along the Mexican border, including how specific environmental laws could get in the way, CNN has learned. A US official with knowledge of a visit last last month to the Interior Department -- which oversees most federal lands and major environmental laws -- said the transition team was particularly interested in finding out "how long it would take" to build the wall given potential legal obstacles. "It seems clear they were trying to size up...
  • Jeb Bush Goes from Low Energy to No Energy with Announcement GOP's Been Waiting For...

    01/14/2017 11:59:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Inddependent Journal Review ^ | January 13, 2017 | Michelle Ray
    In the event that you've been wondering what former Florida governor and GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush has planned for the future, you can rest easy now knowing that it — probably — won't involve running for office again. The Associated Press reports that Bush has joined The Foundation for Excellence in Education, an organization he founded to focus on pushing for “changes in education policy that often drawn opposition from teacher unions and Democrats.” Of his loss in the GOP race, Bush is quoted as saying: “I just think this was my chance. The conditions of this election weren't...
  • Trump will use 4 real estate business tricks to rebuild the US

    01/14/2017 11:39:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 14, 2017 | Jay N. Rollins
    On January 20, 2016, the country is sending a businessman to Washington in one of the riskiest bets in history. Donald Trump appears to be intent on running the country like a business enterprise. But Trump is not just a business man. He is a real estate developer, an important distinction, as it impacts how he will think about revitalizing an economy that has struggled to maintain significant growth. Trump promises to cut both corporate and individual taxes while investing up to $1 trillion on the country's infrastructure. By simultaneously decreasing the country's revenue and increasing its expenses, Trump would...
  • How Cruz and Trump learned to like each other

    01/13/2017 11:07:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 13, 2017 | Eliana Johnson
    Ted Cruz was once one of Donald Trump’s most vocal critics. Now he's one of the president-elect's most important Senate allies. Ted Cruz met with Donald Trump exactly one week after Election Day. As it turned out, Cruz’s tete-a-tete with the president-elect he had spurned from the stage of the Republican National Convention just months before wasn’t the most consequential meeting he would have that day. After his talk with Trump, the Texas senator and his chief of staff, David Polyansky, then sat down with his chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, who sounded him out about his interest in filling the...
  • Please pray for us (Update: Post #233)

    01/13/2017 8:03:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 282 replies
    FreeRepublic | January 13, 2017 | 2ndDivisionVet
    My wife was not feeling at all well this morning as she accompanied me at a podiatrist's appointment at the V.A. When we got home her condition worsened. She could barely see, had a pounding headache and was very dizzy. So we drove to the emergency room of a close-by hospital, where they did numerous tests. She is in the midst of an ongoing stroke. Please pray for her.
  • Atlanta march one of hundreds planned over concerns about Trump

    01/13/2017 6:43:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | January 13, 2017 | Maureen Downey
    Online commiseration over the results of the presidential election led a group of Georgians to plan an Atlanta march for social justice. Shown here are organizers, from left, Sawsan Selim, Aisha Yaqoob, Ahoo Sarab, Blynne Olivieri, Gerald Griggs, Gina Gareau-Clark, Cathy Roth, Janel Green and Harmel Deanne Codi. Leslie Sperry has never joined a political march. The Paulding County mother of two grown daughters plans to change that Saturday, Jan. 21, when she participates in the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women. “It’s my first march in my 50-plus years, but it’s never too late to get involved,” Sperry...
  • Marijuana Industry Hopes Promise of Jobs Will Keep Trump, Sessions Happy

    01/13/2017 6:09:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    TheStreet ^ | January 13, 2017 | Emily Stewart
    Marijuana legalization advocates and industry actors remain optimistic about the incoming Trump administration's attitude towards pot, despite some less-than-reassuring comments from the man who will soon be charged with enforcing drug laws in America. Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Attorney General, in a confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee this week said he could not commit to not enforcing federal marijuana laws when at the helm of the Department of Justice. He didn't say he would crack down on cannabis, either. "I won't commit to never enforcing federal law...but absolutely it's a problem...
  • Ex-Ambassador Sir Andrew Wood admits HE was diplomat who discussed Trump blackmail with McCain...

    01/13/2017 5:50:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Finance Fastly ^ | January 13, 2017
    A previous British minister to Moscow has uncovered that he talked about corrupt affirmations against Donald Trump with one of the President Elect's most despised adversaries - who later took the notorious 'grimy dossier' to the leader of the FBI. The archive, which has opened up a profound discretionary emergency, was conveyed to FBI boss James Comey by Republican John McCain. Presently Sir Andrew Wood - British envoy to Moscow in the vicinity of 1995 and 2000 - has affirmed he met McCain, a blunt pundit of the President Elect, at a security meeting in Canada in November. The two...
  • Donald Trump declares Hillary Clinton ‘guilty as hell’ on Twitter

    01/13/2017 5:26:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Nine News Australia ^ | January 14, 2017 | Staff
    US President-elect Donald Trump has reprised his election campaign attacks on Hillary Clinton, declaring her "guilty as hell" on social media and deriding her supporters' criticism of how the FBI handled an investigation into her emails. The US Justice Department announced yesterday it would investigate an FBI decision to launch an inquiry into Mrs Clinton's emails shortly before the November 8 election, a move she has blamed as a factor in her defeat. Mr Trump took to Twitter overnight to assert Mrs Clinton should have “never been allowed to run” for President of the United States....
  • Hillary Clinton and her team tried to warn us about Trump’s ties to Russia (4chan alert)

    01/12/2017 10:36:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    ShareBlue ^ | January 12, 2017 | Tommy Christopher and Melissa McEwan
    Every day brings a new bombshell revelation about President-elect Donald Trump and the Russians. And the people who tried to tell the world about it while it could have made a difference are still speaking out. This week has seen some truly stunning revelations about President-elect Donald Trump and the help he received from the Russian government in securing his electoral victory, including allegations that Russia compromised Trump, and may have colluded with his associates in their campaign to influence the election. Although Hillary Clinton has largely stayed out of public view since the election, her key aides are beginning...
  • Donald Trump Spy File Is ‘Bogus,’ ‘Forgery,’ Security Expert Claims

    01/12/2017 9:01:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | January 12, 2017 | Amanda Katherine
    A former US intelligence expert says that the 35-page document claiming that Russia hatched a blackmail plot against Donald Trump is a “forgery” and completely “bogus.” Wayne Madsen, a former disinformation analyst at the U.S. Navy’s Washington, D.C., telecommunications command, claimed to Radar Online that the dossier that leaked online Tuesday night is a bogus attempt to discredit the president-elect....
  • Foxconn-Sharp considering LCD plant in US

    01/12/2017 7:51:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Nikkei Asia Review ^ | January 13, 2017 | Jun Iiyama, Nikkei staff writer
    OSAKA -- Hon Hai Precision Industry and its Japanese subsidiary Sharp have begun studying the possibility of building a liquid crystal display panel plant in the U.S., a Sharp executive said Friday. The plan is "on the table," the executive said. "We will make a decision carefully." The Taiwanese electronics contract manufacturer, also known as Foxconn, and its Japanese alliance partner SoftBank Group reportedly told Donald Trump they would jointly make significant investments creating new jobs in the U.S. when SoftBank Chairman Masayoshi Son met the President-elect in New York last month. The joint investment plan was proposed by Son,...
  • Is Donald Trump the Most Powerful President Elect Ever?

    01/12/2017 6:51:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    IVN ^ | January 12, 2017 | Debbie Benrey
    Donald Trump is one of, if not the most, active president-elects in recent history. For better or worse, since November 8th Donald Trump has in many ways already assumed the office of President of the United States. It is common for all president-elects to name their cabinet members, do interviews, buy a pet to bring to the white house, etc. in the days leading to Inauguration Day. However, in keeping with his unconventional style, Trump is redefining what it means to be president-elect. Since his electoral college victory, Trump has had conversations with important world leaders, has mediated international conflicts,...
  • Bad news, Trump haters: This bonkers show has made him MORE popular, writes JUSTIN WEBB

    01/12/2017 6:20:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | January 12, 2017 | Justin Webb
    A Left-wing American friend confessed a few days ago that he was beginning to like Donald Trump: ‘He’s got no mental teleprompter,’ he told me admiringly, ‘no notes, no filter, no volume control. He just says stuff, and sometimes he’s got a point . . .’ My friend has been uncontactable since Wednesday’s press conference. I think he might either be in Heaven or in hospital from shock. Because this was the most madcap performance by an incoming president since the 19th century, when Andrew Jackson took a bullet in the arm in a bar fight with a Senator. It...
  • BBC: Jeb Bush Supporters Hired Former MI6 Spy to Create Trump Dossier

    01/12/2017 5:04:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 12, 2017 | Reuters
    Christopher Steele, who wrote reports on compromising material Russian operatives allegedly had collected on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, is a former officer in Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, according to people familiar with his career. Former British intelligence officials said Steele spent years under diplomatic cover working for the agency, also known as MI6, in Russia and Paris and at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London. After he left the spy service, Steele supplied the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation with information on corruption at FIFA, international soccer's governing body....
  • Only hookers in this story are the cheap, lazy journalists who ran with fake Trump sleaze

    01/12/2017 3:56:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | January 11, 2017 | Piers Morgan
    It’s bulls**t. President-elect Donald Trump didn’t pay prostitutes to urinate on his bed in the presidential suite at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Moscow, three years ago. Neither did Trump do this to deliberately defile a bed that had been used by Barack and Michelle Obama. And nor did Vladimir Putin secretly videotape the whole thing to use as blackmail against Trump at a later date. It’s all complete baloney....
  • Graphene Able to Transport Huge Currents on the Nano Scale

    01/12/2017 2:33:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    I-Connect007 ^ | January 12, 2017
    Once again, graphene has proven itself to be a rather special material: an international research team led by Professor Fritz Aumayr from the Institute of Applied Physics at TU Wien was able to demonstrate that the electrons in graphene are extremely mobile and react very quickly. Impacting xenon ions with a particularly high electric charge on a graphene film causes a large number of electrons to be torn away from the graphene in a very precise spot. However, the material was able to replace the electrons within some femtoseconds. This resulted in extremely high currents, which would not be maintained...
  • Five Reasons Why India Should Not Fear An Unpredictable Trump Presidency

    01/12/2017 1:40:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Swarajya Magazine ^ | January 12, 2017 | R. Jagannathan
    How concerned should India be about an unpredictable Donald Trump presidency, now just about a week away from inauguration? Trump’s presser yesterday (11 January) did not inspire much confidence, focused as it was on attacking the media, bringing jobs back to America, diatribes against the pharma industry, and defending himself against intelligence leaks which suggested that Russia had compromising information on him. (Read the full transcript of what Trump said here) But that’s the man. He has a tendency to talk from the gut, and that is what got him elected. But once he is President, he won’t be able...
  • Rosie O’Donnell calls for martial law ahead of Trump’s inauguration

    01/12/2017 1:04:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    Rare ^ | January 12, 2017 | Douglas Barclay
    Comedienne Rosie O’Donnell continues her Twitter crusade to stop President-elect Donald Trump from ever taking the oath of office. O’Donnell and Trump’s decades-long feud is known across the country. Over the years, the two have had countless public spats; Trump went so far as to criticize O’Donnell during the first presidential debate of the 2016 election season. O’Donnell has devoted almost her entire social media presence to ripping into Trump. On Wednesday, she called for martial law to be invoked. “I FULLY SUPPORT IMPOSING MARTIAL LAW – DELAYING THE INAUGURATION – UNTIL TRUMP IS “CLEARED” OF ALL CHARGES,” O’Donnell wrote...
  • Trump news conference sets worldwide social media afire

    01/11/2017 11:30:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 11, 2017 | Melissa Fares
    In his first news conference since the Nov. 8 election, President-elect Donald Trump set social media ablaze on Wednesday with remarks including harsh criticism of the press and a defense of his goal to improve ties with Russia. The session, held in the lobby of his Trump Tower headquarters in Manhattan, featured a number of viral moments, like an exchange with a reporter whom Trump accused of peddling "fake news." "I'm not going to give you a question," Trump told the journalist from CNN, which reported on Tuesday that the Republican president-elect had been briefed by U.S. intelligence agencies about...
  • The Bizarre Trump Dossier: And who it actually harms.

    01/11/2017 9:20:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 11, 2017 | Lee Smith
    In his first press conference since being elected president, Donald Trump thanked the media. He praised news outfits that didn't publish a story about a document that describes alleged Russian efforts to compromise him, even though many of those news organizations had the story for months and held on to it. The two press outfits that did publish the story, CNN and BuzzFeed, got whipped by the president-elect. Trump called them "fake news" and refused to take questions from reporters representing their organizations. You almost have to wonder, though, if he shouldn't be going easy on them, especially BuzzFeed, which...
  • Nicole Kidman: 'We as a country need to support' Donald Trump

    01/11/2017 8:07:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | January 11, 2017 | Lindsay Kimble
    Nicole Kidman may be a mom of four, but she says she actually always envisioned herself as the matriarch of a much larger brood. In a new interview with BBC 2’s Victoria Derbyshire, the Lion star revealed, “I wish I’d had more children.” The actress is mom to Isabella, 24, and Connor, 21, with ex-husband Tom Cruise, and Sunday Rose, 8, and Faith Margaret, 6, with husband Keith Urban. “I would have liked probably two or three more children,” Kidman, 49, says, adding, “I love, love children. I love raising children … they make me feel good and I love...
  • Comedian Patton Oswalt melts down over Trump presser, advises fellow liberals to ‘hoard food’

    01/11/2017 7:42:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 11, 2017 | Sara Gonzales
    Comedian Patton Oswalt has made no secret of his intense disdain toward President-elect Donald Trump, but the actor was beside himself during Trump’s press conference on Wednesday. In what appeared to be a complete meltdown on social media, Oswalt implied in a series of tweets that the nation would crumble under a Trump presidency. “Go be with your families,” Oswalt wrote on Twitter. “Hoard food.” He also tweeted about purchasing a gas generator and a seed vault, which is something that survivalists typically use to stock seeds for various crops. (TWEETS-AT-LINK) But Oswalt wasn’t thrilled with President Obama, either. He...
  • Rep. Brooks: Dems' 'war on whites' behind some criticism of Sessions

    01/11/2017 5:29:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 11, 2017 | Chris Massie
    Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks said in a radio interview on Tuesday that criticism of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, who is Donald Trump's pick to be attorney general, is part of an ongoing "war on whites" by Democrats. "It's really about political power and racial division and what I've referred to on occasion as the 'war on whites.' They are trying to motivate the African-American vote to vote-bloc for Democrats by using every 'Republican is a racist' tool that they can envision," the Republican congressman said on "The Morning Show With Toni & Gary" on WBHP 800 Alabama radio. "Even if...
  • Democrats say Obama must 'deprive' Trump of using Guantanamo Bay

    01/11/2017 4:54:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | January 11, 2017 | Christopher Brennan
    Democratic lawmakers are calling for President Obama to close Guantanamo Bay because "Donald Trump must be deprived of the use” of the controversial prison. Representatives including New York City’s Hakeem Jeffries, Jerrold Nadler, Nydia Velazquez and Jose Serrano signed a letter sent to the White House Wednesday. Obama promised during his first presidential campaign to close the facility on Cuban soil, which was filled with suspected terrorists during the Bush administration, some of whom have stayed there for years without a trial or charges. The White House has said that it is working to move the 18 inmates who remain...
  • Like it or not, the “Trump Effect” is looking more and more real

    01/11/2017 4:29:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 11, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    This morning I heard Bryan Williams (of all people) say that today is “one of the busiest news days” since the election. I suppose that’s true if you butter your bread in the cable news game. But while much of the press corps prefers to discuss secretive and probably imaginary meetings in Prague of whatever bits of dirt they can dig up on the cabinet nominees, there have been some other things happening. Ever since Donald Trump was elected there’s been a not always quiet undercurrent of concern flowing through companies who do a lot of outsourcing or build factories...
  • Transcript of President-elect Trump's news conference

    01/11/2017 10:35:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 11, 2017 | Mack Hogan, Mike Juang and Natalia Wojcik, Special to CNBC.com
    On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump held his first news conference since his election in November. This is a transcript from the press conference. Thank you very much. It's very familiar territory, news conferences, because we used to give them on an almost daily basis. I think we probably, maybe won the nomination because of news conferences, and it's good to be with you. We stopped giving them because we were getting quite a bit of inaccurate news. But I do have to say that, and I must say that I want to thank a lot of the news organizations here...