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  • 5 Reasons Donald Trump Could Do Better Than Predicted

    05/05/2016 6:59:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 5, 2016 | Mollie Hemingway
    Analysts predict a blowout for Hillary Clinton. Here's why they might be wrong. Donald Trump has all but won the Republican nomination to be president of the United States. His fans have long said that he’s the candidate to beat Hillary Clinton and will do so easily. They believe, as Newt Gingrich recently said, that Trump “puts all 50 states in play.” New York candidate for U.S. Senate Wendy Long, who lost her previous campaign for the seat by more than 40 points, says that Trump won’t just get her elected, but “will lift the entire GOP ticket.” Rush Limbaugh...
  • Trump: Do You Know Who Started The Birther Movement? Hillary; "Brought It Up Years Before Me"

    05/05/2016 6:43:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 5, 2016 | Tim Hains
    In a Wednesday interview with Wolf Blitzer's Situation Room, Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump responded to accusations that his pursuit of President Obama's birth certificate was motivated by race. “Do you know who started the birther movement? Do you know who started it? Do you know who questioned his birth certificate, one of the first? Hillary Clinton. She’s the one that started it. She brought it up years before it was brought up by me," Trump said....
  • Hillary Clinton is already wooing anti-Trump Republicans. It's a huge mistake.

    05/05/2016 6:06:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Week ^ | May 5, 2016 | Ryan Cooper
    It's settled: The general election is going to be Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump. Incredibly, Trump — with his zero political experience and against the active resistance of party elites, including the party's 2012 nominee — has sewn up his nomination first. On Tuesday Ted Cruz dropped out after losing the Indiana primary; John Kasich dropped out on Wednesday. It's over. But Clinton, with more advantages than any non-incumbent frontrunner in generations, still can't manage to convincingly put away Bernie Sanders. He unexpectedly won the Indiana primary on Tuesday and may yet win several more before the convention. However, Sanders...
  • Ben Carson Drops Out of Running for VP, Suggests a Democrat Could Be Selected

    05/05/2016 5:35:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Complex ^ | May 5, 2016 | Amanda Wicks
    Now that he has very likely secured the GOP presidential nomination, Donald Trump has turned his attention to a running mate. Trump brought Ben Carson on board to help him decide on a VP nominee, but don't count on it being Carson. The former Republican presidential candidate announced Thursday he was taking himself out of the running. When asked who Trump was considering, Carson reportedly mentioned a wide candidate pool that could include Democrats. Carson told The Wall Street Journal, "We would consider people who are Americans and who put America first." If that includes a Democratic name, the chances...
  • The 12 Signs That Trump Will Win the White House

    05/05/2016 4:17:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 4, 2016 | Matt Latimer
    Think the Donald can’t possibly become president? Here’s how it could happen. Unless the #NeverTrump people have been hiding a mad scientist with a DeLorean in a warehouse somewhere and haven’t gotten around to telling anybody, Donald J. Trump is now the certain Republican nominee for president of the United States. True to form, having learned nothing from their yearlong string of overconfident and embarrassingly wrong predictions about voter behavior and preferences, the D.C. pundit class has already proclaimed him a general election loser. Not so fast. For the handful of polls that have Trump losing by double digits, there’s...
  • Washington Post: Hillary Clinton Needs to Start Thinking About Men's Feelings

    05/05/2016 2:50:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Slot ^ | May 5, 2016 | Joanna Rothkopf
    We have seen our fair share of bad takes this election cycle—we’ve seen the personal essay (ie. “Why the Feminist Vote Is a Vote for Jeb”), the unexpected turn (ie. “You Might Think Hillary Is a Woman—Here’s Why She Isn’t”), the outrage-bait garbage (ie. “A Liberal Case for Donald Trump”) (that one’s real). Late Wednesday evening, the Washington Post published something new. Written as advice to the Clinton campaign, the article, entitled “Hillary Clinton is walking into Donald Trump’s trap,” instructed the female candidate to stop making such a big deal of her gender. It was emasculating, the article argued—someone...
  • FDA Announces Rule To Ban 99 Percent Of E-Cigarettes

    05/05/2016 2:14:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 5, 2016 | Guy Bentley
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published long-awaited rules Thursday that could ban 99 percent of e-cigarette products and wreck industry innovation for years to come. Passed in 2009, the Tobacco Control Act says all e-cigarette products released after February 15, 2007, (predicate date) will have to go through the Pre-Market Tobacco Applications process (PMTA). FDA officials claim they cannot change the predicate date....
  • Social Security moves to block the mentally ill from purchasing guns

    05/05/2016 1:51:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    The Social Security Administration (SSA) is proposing to report people who receive disability benefits and have a mental health condition to the FBI’s background check system. The proposal, which stems from a memorandum that President Obama issued in 2013, would essentially block some people with severe mental health problems from buying guns. The SSA, which will propose the rule in Thursday's edition of the Federal Register, says it plans to notify disability beneficiaries who might be reported and establish a process for them to appeal their placement in the FBI’s background check system. The proposal is just the latest attempt...
  • Cruz's long White House run could mean newfound GOP clout

    05/05/2016 6:34:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    KWES-TV ^ | May 5, 2016 | Will Weissert and Scott Bauer, The Associated Press
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - In finishing the Republican presidential race well ahead of Donald Trump's other rivals, Ted Cruz is likely to be a leading GOP voice for the foreseeable future. Less clear is whether Cruz harnesses that clout to help Trump win the White House or whether he simply solidifies his place as a champion of conservative causes, Senate troublemaker and star of Texas politics. Cruz is being talked about as a leader of the national conservative movement, and he has an unmatched organization in Texas....
  • Trump: I’m open to Cruz as VP

    05/05/2016 6:14:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 184 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 4, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he would consider making Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) his running mate. “I respect Ted,” he told host Bill O’Reilly on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor." "He was a very strong competitor. He really competed hard and tough." “He’s certainly a capable guy,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee added. "It’s something we can think about.” Trump defeated Cruz in Tuesday’s Indiana GOP presidential primary, making him the presumptive nominee. Cruz suspended his Oval Office bid shortly afterward, saying that his results in the Hoosier State “foreclose” his path to the Republican presidential nomination. Trump on...
  • Bill de Blasio tells New Yorkers not to eat at ‘anti-LGBT’ Chick-fil-A

    05/04/2016 9:55:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday encouraged his constituents not to eat at a new Chick-fil-A restaurant opening in the city, citing the company’s pro-traditional marriage views. “What the ownership of Chick-fil-A has said is wrong,” Mr. de Blasio said at a press conference, as reported by DNA Info. “I’m certainly not going to patronize them, and I wouldn’t urge any other New Yorker to patronize them,” he said, adding that “they do have a legal right.” Mr. de Blasio’s comments came after city Councilman Danny Dromm started a boycott for a new Chick-fil-A location opening in...
  • Scott Brown: Mitt Romney thinks Trump will beat Clinton

    05/04/2016 8:55:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Boston Herald Radio ^ | May 4, 2016 | Chris Villani
    Former Bay State Sen. Scott Brown said he’s heard Mitt Romney — the most prominent champion of the “Never Trump” movement — believes the presumptive GOP nominee will beat his likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. “Mitt Romney … I’ve heard from many sources that he has said, indirectly or directly to them … if it’s between Hillary and Trump, Trump wins,” Brown said on Boston Herald Radio’s “Morning Meeting” program. “So we’ll see what they do in the privacy of the voting booth.” Brown was a protege and longtime political ally of Romney, a former Massachusetts governor and the 2012...
  • Donald Trump can beat Hillary Clinton

    05/04/2016 3:39:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | May 4, 2016 | Crystal Wright
    From Day 1 of Donald Trump’s campaign, everything the privileged, exclusive white-wing of the GOP has predicted has been wrong, including that he can’t beat Hillary Clinton. Trump won the Indiana primary Tuesday night, prompting Sen. Ted Cruz to drop out of the race and leaving the Republican Establishment with egg on their face. Even Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus begrudgingly conceded that Trump is the “presumptive nominee,” urging party members to put down their swords and unite. Trump has amassed 1,041 delegates, only a few away from the 1,237 delegates needed to officially walk into Cleveland in July...
  • AG targets 90 conservative groups in controversial climate change probe (Virgin Islands)

    05/04/2016 3:02:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | May 4, 2016 | Lachlan Markay, the Washington Free Beacon
    The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is targeting dozens of conservative and libertarian organizations in a racketeering lawsuit against climate change skeptics that has been widely described as an effort to silence political opponents. In a subpoena issued in March, the office of USVI attorney general Claude Walker demanded from Exxon Mobil copies of communications between the oil company and 90 different political and policy organizations “and any other organizations engaged in research or advocacy concerning Climate Change or policies.” The subpoena was part of a national, coordinated legal campaign by state attorneys general and left-wing advocacy groups...
  • President Obama Says Donald Trump Is Not Equipped to Be President

    05/04/2016 2:37:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 2, 2016 | Jordyn Phelps
    President Obama says that Republican front-runner Donald Trump is not equipped to deal with the challenges of being president. “I think that he is not somebody who even within the Republican Party can be considered as equipped to deal with the problems of this office, but look, we live in a democracy," President Obama said in an interview Monday with WMUR, an ABC affiliate in New Hampshire. If Trump does become the Republican nominee, Obama said he's confident that the Democratic nominee will win in a general election match-up. "If in fact the Republicans nominate Mr. Trump, then it’s going...
  • Dead could be brought 'back to life' in groundbreaking project

    05/03/2016 11:08:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | May 3, 2016 | Sarah Knapton, science editor
    A groundbreaking trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people, has won approval from health watchdogs. A biotech company in the US has been granted ethical permission to recruit 20 patients who have been declared clinically dead from a traumatic brain injury, to test whether parts of their central nervous system can be brought back to life. Scientists will use a combination of therapies, which include injecting the brain with stem cells and a cocktail of peptides, as well as deploying lasers and nerve stimulation techniques which have been shown to bring patients out...
  • Gender-Neutral Draft Registration Would Create Millions of Female Felons

    05/03/2016 9:45:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | May 3, 2016 | Steven Nelson
    A key congressional committee voted last week to require young women to register for potentially compulsory military service, but the gender-equalizing reform threatens to make felons out of women who refused to participate. Though prosecutions currently appear unlikely, men jailed for not registering with the Selective Service System and some former authorities who participated in the cases are concerned about criminalizing a large swath of the population. Enforcement wasn’t always lax, and the law that may be applied to women allows for five-year prison sentences for "knowing and willful" non-registration with an equally long statute of limitations. “It will inevitably...
  • Anonymous takes down Black Lives Matter website to make point that 'All Lives Matter'

    05/03/2016 9:31:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    International Business Times ^ | May 2, 2016 | Mary-Ann Russon
    Ghost Squad, a hacking group spawned from the Anonymous hacktivist collective, claims it took down the official websites of the Black Lives Matter movement on 29 and 30 April in a protest against actions taken by some of the campaign's supporters. According to Waqas Amir, a cybersecurity journalist based in Dubai and founder of HackRead, Ghost Squad conducted a series of persistent Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against the official websites of the Black Lives Matter movement, beginning on Friday 29 April. The DDoS attacks caused the web host for blacklifematters.org to completely suspend the domain, while the blacklivesmatter.com...
  • Catholic College Employee Investigated By Police For Saying There Are Only Two Genders

    05/03/2016 7:14:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | April 28, 2016 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    Blasphemy was committed on a Catholic university campus: An employee at the "Catholic" school stated her belief, rooted in Catholicism, that there are only two genders. An unnamed employee at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles has been suspended and is currently being investigated for a “hate crime” by the university’s Bias Incident Response Team and the LAPD for “denying transgenderism” when she stated that there are only two genders, reports The College Fix. On April 14, the employee engaged in a “dialogue” with three students who were hanging up posters for “Rainbow Week” on campus. Cosette Carleo, who identifies...
  • A Guide To The Three Possible Outcomes In Indiana’s GOP Primary

    05/03/2016 1:48:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | May 3, 2016 | Harry Enten
    Donald Trump may be a runaway train. He has blasted through his 50 percent “ceiling,” outperforming his polls and winning a clear majority in the last six states to cast ballots. All that success occurred in the Northeast, however, so here’s the question: Is Trump wrapping up this nomination, or is he just really strong in the Northeast? We’ll get some answers in Indiana on Tuesday. It’s a culturally conservative state where many political observers (including yours truly) thought Ted Cruz had a good shot at coalescing the anti-Trump vote. Indiana is also, in terms of demographics, slightly below average...
  • Cruz Puts Faith in Ground Game to Stop Trump in Indiana

    05/02/2016 8:04:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | May 2, 2016 | Mark Niquette
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://chronicle.com/article/When-Everyone-Goes-to-College-/236313?key=Km5VaSwSOs9-HKfuI3FnkvBnLNgCDGedRc3dh4ndFUdfaEt3dWVzN2RDVG50MnowVjFjazJiaHBNN3JUd3FnR3o3UzhkSEF1WUZF
  • When Everyone Goes to College: a Lesson From South Korea

    05/02/2016 8:04:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Chronicle of Higher Education | May 1, 2016 | Karin Fischer
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://chronicle.com/article/When-Everyone-Goes-to-College-/236313?key=Km5VaSwSOs9-HKfuI3FnkvBnLNgCDGedRc3dh4ndFUdfaEt3dWVzN2RDVG50MnowVjFjazJiaHBNN3JUd3FnR3o3UzhkSEF1WUZF
  • ‘Poverty is a death sentence,’ Sanders declares during Baltimore stop

    05/02/2016 6:31:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | April 23, 2016 | John Wagner
    BALTIMORE — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders used a campaign stop Saturday in this economically challenged city to decry the difference between the life expectancies of the nation’s rich and poor, declaring that “poverty is a death sentence.” “If you are born in Baltimore’s poorest neighborhood, your life expectancy is almost 20 years shorter than if you’re born in its wealthiest neighborhood,” the senator from Vermont said, adding that “15 neighborhoods in Baltimore have lower life expectancies than North Korea. Two of them have a higher infant mortality rate than Palestine's West Bank.” Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, promised an...
  • Ted Cruz is Not Even Partly Dead

    05/02/2016 1:18:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 163 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 2, 2016 | Joy Overbeck
    Since Trump’s entirely predictable sweep of the liberal Republicans in the Eastern primaries, the conservative as well as liberal media under the banner of “Trump the Inevitable” have been endlessly repeating their wishful thinking that Cruz is officially DOA. Which brings to mind the truly hilarious spoof Cruz himself does on YouTube of the epic scene in “The Princess Bride” in which Billy Crystal as Miracle Max declares the Dread Pirate Roberts only “mostly dead.” But the Dread Pirate didn’t have the unpledged Republican Convention delegates, and Cruz just might. If the media clairvoyants who tally up delegate “projections” would...
  • Why the establishment wants Ted Cruz

    05/01/2016 1:37:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | May 1, 2016 | Carl M. Cannon
    With the pivotal Indiana presidential primary only two days away, and the decisive California contest still six weeks off, many Republican officials are already privately writing off 2016. Amid the wreckage of the turbulent 2016 nominating season, they still have a challenge in front of them: handicapping which of the two flawed finalists will cause the least long-term harm to their Grand Old Party. The conventional wisdom has been that Donald Trump is the bigger menace than Ted Cruz. Certainly, several swing-state Republican senators up for re-election in November worry about The Donald at the top of the GOP ticket...
  • Maureen Hayden: Cruz goes for ground game

    05/01/2016 4:18:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Kokomo Tribune ^ | May 1, 2016 | Maureen Hayden
    INDIANAPOLIS — It’s no fluke that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stopped by Lucchese’s Italian restaurant outside Elkhart on a barnstorming tour of Indiana this past week. The family-owned eatery is a local landmark. Located on a busy county road, it was started more than 30 years ago by a firefighter who'd learned how to cook for his firehouse crew. It's now managed by his son, a Republican county commissioner, and frequented by conservative GOP Congresswoman Jackie Walorksi when she’s in town. Owner Frank Lucchese confessed to being a John Kasich fan in the presidential primary race, but he understood why...
  • HuffPo: Shooting In Self-Defense Is Illegal Because It Denies Violent Criminals A Fair Trial

    04/30/2016 2:23:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Downtrend ^ | April 28, 2016 | Brian Anderson
    I have no idea what to make of this. The Huffington Post is arguing that Americans have no legal right to shoot a violent attacker because it violates the criminal’s right to a fair trial. I feel confident in saying this is by far the dumbest attempt to subvert our gun ownership rights ever and that’s saying a lot considering how insanely stupid gun grabbers are. Justin Curmi is a dyslexic guy with a degree in philosophy. According to his bio he is, “A blogger that seeks to engage people in thought and conversation through presenting new views to matters,...
  • Will Rioters Hand the Election to Trump?

    04/30/2016 12:59:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    PowerLine ^ | April 29, 2016 | John Hinderaker
    I think Donald Trump likely will defeat Hillary Clinton, simply because she is such a terrible candidate. But if the current trend toward anti-Trump riots and violence continues, Trump could win going away. Last night in Orange County, Trump addressed a crowd of thousands. Anti-Trump demonstrators, some waving Mexican flags, attacked policemen and bystanders. The liberal Los Angeles Times reports: Hundreds of demonstrators filled the street outside the Orange County amphitheater where Donald Trump held a rally Thursday night, stomping on cars, hurling rocks at motorists and forcefully [!] declaring their opposition to the Republican presidential candidate. Traffic came to...
  • Iran discovers shale oil reserves

    04/28/2016 12:06:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hellenic Shipping News ^ | April 28, 2016 | Azer News
    Energy-rich Iran, which is the fourth country in the world for its proven oil reserves of 158 billion barrels, has discovered shale oil reserves in the Lorestan Province. This was announced by the Director of Center for Exploration and Production at the country’s Oil Ministry, Mohammad Reza Kamali on April 25. The project of studying the shale reserves is completed by 47 percent, he said, adding that the studies, conducted in cooperation with German RWTH Aachen University prove the existence of significant reserves of shale oil in Lorestan Province. However, Kamali did not disclose whether Iran plans to extract shale...
  • SU reacts to racial Blackwell drawing

    04/28/2016 5:38:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Salisbury University Flyer ^ | April 20, 2015 | Chris Krauss
    Two days after the end of the eighth annual “Stop Hatin’” week at Salisbury University, on April 10, a racially charged drawing was found on a whiteboard in Blackwell Library. Although SU’s administration has not come forward with new information, a faculty member told The Flyer two students were a part of the drawing. “I can confirm two students have been identified,” English Associate Professor James King said, “and are both African American.” King declined to give more information. The SU Police Department is currently investigating the incident as a hate crime. However, they have not named any suspects. This could...
  • Could Trump Beat Clinton in New York? Yes.

    04/27/2016 6:10:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | April 26, 2016 | Michael Krieger
    One thing Clinton supporters remain in complete denial about (other than the fact most Americans who don’t identify as Democrats find her to be somewhere in between untrustworthy and criminal), is that a significant number of Sanders supporters will never vote for Hillary. Forget the fact that I know a few personally, I’ve noticed several interviews with voters who proclaim Sanders to be their first choice but Trump their second. Are they just saying this or do they mean it? I think a lot of them mean it. – From the post: Why Hillary Clinton Cannot Beat Donald Trump I...
  • Campaign Mystery: Why Don't Bernie Sanders' Big Rallies Lead To Big Wins?

    04/26/2016 6:05:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | April 26, 2016 | Tamara Keith
    If you only considered crowd size at rallies for Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, you might wonder how Clinton has won so many big states. Sanders draws massive, enthusiastic crowds, while Clinton's rallies often seem tiny and subdued by comparison. Monday night, the eve of five East Coast primaries taking place today, Sanders spoke to an overflow crowd — 3,200 people in total — at Drexel University in Philadelphia. His audience was more than double the crowd that showed up to hear Hillary Clinton speak at Philadelphia's city hall. On Sunday, 14,000 were there for Sanders in New Haven, Conn....
  • Obama thinks he’s cool; world leaders think he’s arrogant and weak

    04/26/2016 5:36:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    PowerLine ^ | April 25, 2016 | Paul Mirengoff
    Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post reports that President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are “soul mates.” Why? Because Obama “disdains. . .needy, showboating allies and [Merkel] is neither.” That’s hilarious. Who on the world stage is more of a showboater than Barack Obama — he of the speech in front of Greek columns, the shockingly pretentious Cairo lecture to Muslims, and the receding ocean tides? Obama’s “disdain” for “showboating” suggests that he’s self-delusional, self-hating, or both. Now that we know how Obama views America’s allies (other than Merkel), it might be instructive to ask how America’s allies view...
  • Nate Silver officially loses it, predicts Zuckerberg-Petraeus ticket

    04/26/2016 5:16:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | April 25, 2016
    Nate Silver was a once respected pollster. His polls were accurate a lot of the time, though they always had a left wing bias. Now, Silver has completely lost it, predicting a Mark Zuckerberg-David Petraeus ticket. Not only does Silver predict such a ridiculous idea as a presidential ticket, he also claims that Zuckerberg-Petaeus would win 428 Electoral College votes.(GRPHIC-AT-LINK)Earth to Nate Silver, Mark Zuckerberg isn’t even 35 years old yet and therefore not eligible to be President of the United States. What dope Nate Silver is smoking, I’d like to get my hands on some. This guy has completely...
  • 9/11 Memorial guards order kids to stop singing national anthem

    04/26/2016 5:07:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 25, 2016 | Beckie Strum and Philip Messing
    Two tone-deaf security guards at the 9/11 Memorial got tough with some wide-eyed middle school kids visiting the city for the first time from their small town in North Carolina — because they sang “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “You have to stop. This is considered a public demonstration!” one guard barked at the patriotic teens, their Waynesville Middle School music teacher, Martha Brown, told The Post. The guards insisted the group needed a permit to sing, according to Brown. “Some of the students were very upset and confused. I told the children, ‘This is a place where you need to respect...
  • Research university hides results of fracking study which fails to prove it’s dangerous

    04/26/2016 4:53:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 26, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    What happens when a university research department is tasked with conducting a study of the harmful effects of fracking on ground water and other environmental concerns? Well, that depends on who provides their research money and what the results turn out to be. In the case of the University of Cincinnati, a lot of their funding comes from groups which have a vested interest in proving how harmful fracking is so it’s hardly a surprise that they lost interest in the study when it failed to produce any evidence of ground water contamination near commercial fracking sites. Jeff Stier, senior...
  • Gang of migrants demanding ‘respect’ smash way into Paris school and refuse to leave

    04/26/2016 2:02:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The London Express ^ | April 25, 2016 | Laura Mowat
    A Paris school has been taken over by migrants The 150 migrants have taken over the building of Jean-Jaures school since Friday as they seek shelter, electricity, gas and water. Authorities have labelled the takeover of the school in Paris's 19th quarter a "savage occupation". The chief constable of the area, Jean-François Carenco, has said: "In this country, it is the law that speaks and not force. “They are attacking a building that is not empty but is having work done to it....
  • Maddow to Hillary: Will You Try to ‘Lobby’ GOP Voters Who Don’t Like Trump, Cruz?

    04/26/2016 1:26:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 25, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    During their MSNBC town hall tonight, Rachel Maddow asked Hillary Clinton about the quasi-endorsement she got from Charles Koch, who basically said she might be better than whoever the Republicans pick. Maddow brought up how a lot of Republicans who––like Koch––would find either Ted Cruz or Donald Trump to be “unacceptable,” and asked Clinton, “Do you have a plan to basically try to lobby for Republican votes?” They shared a laugh over the chaos in the Republican party right now before Clinton dismissively said she’ll let the GOP fight things out first. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Also, Clinton made it clear again that...
  • Minnesota Parents Sue To Get Trans Classes In Kindergarten

    04/26/2016 12:30:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 25, 2016 | D.C. McAllister
    Parents of a 5-year-old “transgender child” have filed a complaint against a St. Paul charter school, alleging it failed to protect him from bullying and refused to teach all the students their preferred transgender-awareness curriculum. David and Hannah Edwards, whose child was born a boy but now thinks he’s a girl, has filed with the city’s Department of Human Rights, claiming their child “wasn’t able to take full advantage of Nova’s educational opportunities because of her gender identity and expression. This violated her rights.” When the boy showed up at school wearing pink tennis shoes and wanting to wear a...
  • Hey, Michelle, the Queen's a Muslim, too! RICHARD LITTLEJOHN argues the Obamas are desperate to prov

    04/25/2016 11:54:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 26, 2016 | Richard Littlejohn
    Take another look at the audience at Barack Obama’s ‘town hall’ meeting in London. Is this a portrait of Britain you recognise? I know we are ordered to celebrate ‘diversity’ at all times, but was it really a genuine representation of our population as a whole? OK, so London is now one of the most multicultural cities on earth, to the extent where some parts of town can feel like a foreign country. But even so. And before the usual, brain-dead suspects start bouncing up and down, screaming ‘raaay-cist!’, let me make it abundantly clear that I am not criticising...
  • Wildcatters try to strike Alaska's next big oil score

    04/25/2016 10:55:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 22, 2016 | Tom DiChristopher
    For the past 50 years, the oilfields of Alaska's North Slope have been dominated by BP, Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips. The big three produce much of the state's oil and gas, but independent drillers are now trying to pioneer the Last Frontier's energy future. Independent exploration and production companies have historically been willing to take on the country's riskier oil plays, operating with skinny profit margins and applying new technology to try for potentially huge payoffs. In Alaska, recent discoveries could hold the key to stemming a nearly three-decade decline in the state's oil output. The finds could rank among...
  • 3D printing helps Polish cybernetics researchers create fully functional artificial heart

    04/25/2016 10:36:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    3Ders ^ | April 22, 2016
    Researchers from the Cybernetics Department of the Military University of Technology in Warsaw and the Optoelectronics Department of the Silesian University of Technology have been using 3D printed heart models for research purposes. 3D printing, like any burgeoning area of technology, has both its champions and its skeptics. But whatever one’s position on the industry as a whole, there is one area in which its usefulness is rarely doubted: medicine. Over the last few years, additive manufacturing has been used by medical professionals and researchers to create a variety of models, surgical guides, and bioprinted body parts, contributing to the...
  • Lena Dunham promises to move to Canada if Trump wins

    04/25/2016 10:16:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Hill's In The Know Blog ^ | April 25, 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    Lena Dunham is the latest celebrity to say she’ll hightail it out of the country if Donald Trump is elected president. “I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will,” Dunham told Andy Cohen at the Matrix Awards on Monday. “I know a lovely place in Vancouver and I can get my work done from there.” The star and creator of HBO’s “Girls” has been a prominent supporter of Hillary Clinton. She has campaigned with the Democratic front-runner throughout the 2016 race.
  • Climate deniers: It’s time to stop denying

    04/25/2016 4:05:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 25, 2016 | Bill Nye
    Thirty-five dollars: As I write, that’s the price for a barrel of oil. We’re extracting like crazy and burning like there’s no tomorrow, for real, pumping carbon dioxide into the air we all share. Meanwhile, very few pumps are turning a profit. Ten thousand dollars: that’s what I would have offered a climate change denier pundit, who prefers to be called a climate change “doubter.” I was ready to pay Marc Morano $10,000 if 2016 turns out not to be one of the 10 hottest years ever recorded. He didn’t take the bet, because 2016 will indeed be among the...
  • Trump, Cruz talk tough now, but that’d likely fade in White House

    04/25/2016 3:13:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Modeso Bee ^ | April 25, 2016 | Tim Johnson
    The winner of the November presidential election will likely sound a bit more restrained on national security upon stepping into the Oval Office, the nation’s intelligence chief said Monday. “I am struck with how simple things are on the campaign trail and how the very same issues are hard in the confines of the situation room,” said James R. Clapper, head of the nation’s intelligence community, referring to the nerve center in the West Wing of the White House. He noted that the job of president “has a tempering effect on anyone.” “There are far more complexities, policy implications, legal...
  • Drill will: America, not OPEC, decides the fate of global oil markets

    04/25/2016 2:55:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Economist ^ | April 23, 2016
    “WE DON’T care about oil prices,” Muhammad bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince, recently told Bloomberg, a news agency: “$30 or $70, they are all the same to us.” Such comments by the man calling the shots in the world’s biggest oil power should be taken with a pinch of salt. Low oil prices cost the country billions, threaten its credit rating and are turning it from creditor to debtor: this week it set out to raise $10 billion from global banks. Yet the claim is not entirely hollow, either. Saudi Arabia is determined not to give any succour...
  • Teens allegedly assault Iraq War veteran over 'Black Lives Matter'

    04/25/2016 2:33:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KTRK-TV ^ | April 23, 2016
    WASHINGTON (KTRK) -- A decorated Marine veteran was attacked in the last place he expected, a McDonald's in Washington D.C. Chris Marquez says a group of rowdy teenagers started taunting him while he was eating. "They asked me if I believe that black lives matter," Marquez says. "I felt threatened and thought they were trying to intimidate me, so I figured I'm just going to keep to my food, eat my food, and hopefully they'll leave me alone." "And because I wasn't respond back to them, they were calling me a racist." Marquez says he doesn't really remember what happened...
  • Why sailing to the stars has suddenly become a realistic goal

    04/25/2016 2:20:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Space Daily ^ | April 18, 2016 | Monica Grady, The Conversation
    It takes a bold person to declare that interstellar travel is now within our grasp. Physicist Stephen Hawking has shown that he is just that, taking part in the Breakthrough Starshot initiative. The project has announced a $100m research programme to investigate the technology of using light to propel spacecraft out of the solar system to explore neighbouring stars. For the first time in human history, interstellar travel is a realistic and achievable aspiration, and not just the playground of science fiction. So what has changed that makes interstellar travel achievable? First of all, clear expectations. This is not about...
  • Ted Cruz's cowardly anti-transgender stance

    04/25/2016 1:00:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 25, 2016 | Rex Huppke
    Ted Cruz is a coward. He's other things — a GOP presidential candidate, a senator from Texas, possibly the Zodiac Killer (Google it) — but most of all, and most unquestionably, he's a coward. A coward mocks what he doesn't understand. A coward seeks political gain by maligning others. A coward talks about North Carolina's controversial bathroom law, which requires transgender people to use the restroom that matches the gender on their birth certificate, by saying this at a Sunday campaign event: "If Donald Trump dresses up as Hillary Clinton, he still can't go to the girl's bathroom." Hah! The...
  • President Obama marches armed forces leftward

    04/24/2016 9:38:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 24, 2016 | Rowan Scarbrough
    President Obama has become one of the nation’s most successful commanders in chief when it comes to at least one battlefield: the liberal agenda. In his final months in office, Mr. Obama is leaving a legacy of a more politically correct armed forces, with the top brass squarely behind him, save the Marine Corps. Perhaps not since Harry S. Truman’s landmark 1948 order to racially integrate the military has a president unleashed his own collective social revolution on the Pentagon with such success. In the process, the building also has become one of the administration’s loudest voices on battling climate...