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  • Donald Trump Is Causing Problems At Disney World

    05/28/2017 2:17:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Refinery 29 ^ | May 21, 2017 | Christopher Luu
    Even the most magical place on Earth isn't immune to President Donald Trump. Those familiar with Walt Disney World in Florida know that the park is home to an attraction called the Hall of Presidents. Inside, there are animatronic (read: robot) versions of every single president of the United States, ever. The problem? Ever since the Clinton administration, the sitting president's robotic stand-in has had a speaking role. According to Vice's Motherboard, Disney's Imagineers don't know how they can incorporate President Trump into what's supposed to be a celebration of American values with his "hateful speech, misogyny, racism, and xenophobia."...
  • Chelsea Clinton slams Philippines president's 'rape joke'

    05/27/2017 11:55:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Khaleej Times ^ | May 28, 2017 | Reuters
    Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to reassure soldiers who might be accused of committing abuses under martial law, and jokingly said that if any of them were to rape three women, he would personally claim responsibility for it. "I'll imprison you myself," he said, referring to any soldiers who commit violations, then he joked: "If you had raped three, I will admit it, that's on me." Duterte made the remark in a speech to soldiers on Mindanao island, where he imposed martial law on Tuesday to try to crush Daesh-linked rebels, who have been battling the military after laying...
  • From Italy to Saudi Arabia, here’s how Melania Trump took the world by storm with her fashion

    05/27/2017 7:31:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The September Standard ^ | May 27, 2017 | Tolu Branch
    First Lady of the United States, Melania and her husband, Donald have ended their first international trip. While the president has given the media so much to talk about from dancing with swords in Saudi Arabia to shoving Montenegro’s Prime Minister, Melania has successfully managed to be the star of the trip – thanks to her fashion choices. From Saudi Arabia to Rome, Brussels to Israel and finally Italy, Melania Trump has proven that when it comes to style, she is one to respect. Though it took a trip across the globe to get that message out there, we think...
  • Warthog Attack Plane Finds New Life in Trump Administration

    05/27/2017 6:25:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | May 27, 2017 | Robert Burns, National Security Writer, The Associated Press
    Air Force leaders have reversed an Obama administration decision on the A-10 attack plane known as the Warthog. The previous administration had decided to retire the aircraft, viewing it as an unaffordable extra in what had been a time of tight budgets. Three years ago the Pentagon proposed scrapping the Warthog fleet as a way of saving $3.5 billion. Congress rejected that idea. Each of the next two years the military tried again, putting off the Warthog's retirement a bit further in the future each time....
  • Plasma Jet Engines Might Soon Become A Reality

    05/27/2017 6:18:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Wall Street Pit ^ | May 27, 2017
    Conventional jet engines generate thrust by mixing fuel with compressed air, then igniting it. As the burning mixture rapidly expands, it gets blasted out of the back of the engine, propelling the craft forward. On the other hand, a plasma jet engine does away with the standard air and fuel mixture. Instead, it makes use of electricity to compress and excite gas into a plasma — an extremely hot, dense ionised state comparable with the insides of a fusion reactor or a star — then generate an electromagnetic field from it. Plasma engines have remained in experimental stages for quite...
  • Embarrassment of Riches: Reversing U.S. minerals import dependency

    05/27/2017 5:47:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    R Street ^ | May 25, 2017 | Ned Mamula and Catrina Rorke
    As recently as 1990, the United States was the world’s largest producer of minerals—a collection of nonfuel resources that are the building blocks of today’s technologies. In the ensuing decades, quite a different trend has emerged. Of 88 mineral commodities tracked by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the United States is more than 25 percent import-dependent for 62 of them. That trend is growing worse. In its annual Mineral Commodity Summary, USGS notes: Several U.S. metal mines and processing facilities were idled or closed permanently in 2016, including iron ore mines in Michigan and Minnesota; three primary aluminum smelters in...
  • Donald Trump, great example of brand marketing: American expert

    05/27/2017 4:27:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Pakistan Today ^ | May 28, 2017 | Farooq Baloch
    In his recent visit to major cities of Pakistan, American marketing expert Dr Terence Jackson explains entrepreneurial marketing to students and entrepreneurs. It is more than advertising, it is a message, a constant communication about a lifestyle built around your product, he says After finding comfort in a corner seat at the lobby of Karachi’s Pearl Continental Hotel, CEO and Managing Partner of Jackson Consulting Group Dr Terence Jackson speaks to this scribe about his Pakistan trip that ends with this meeting. A middle-aged pianist is busy entertaining the audience, but Dr Jackson attentively watches the TV screen, taking a...
  • Smugglers offer luxury passage for migrants, if they can pay

    05/27/2017 4:14:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Hamilton Spectator ^ | May 27, 2017 | Gaia Pianigiani and Lorenzo Tondo, The New York Times
    AVOLA, Sicily — It was a far cry from the rotting fishing boats and overstuffed dinghies that carry so many thousands of migrants precariously to Italian shores. The family of six had paid about $96,000 (all figures US) to travel from Afghanistan to Turkey. The last leg of their journey, a cramped week's sail through the Aegean and Mediterranean seas aboard a cerulean 50-foot yacht, the Polina, piloted by three Ukrainian skippers, cost $7,000 a head. It dropped them in Sicily in relative style. As migrants go, this was luxury class. It was not the first time that Carlo Parini,...
  • Fmr. Thatcher Aide: NATO Leaders' Treatment of Trump 'Absolutely Appalling'

    05/27/2017 3:21:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 27, 2017
    Nile Gardiner said that NATO leaders acted in an "absolutely appalling" way toward President Trump. Gardiner, an aide to late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, said he was disgusted at leaders who were caught smirking and chuckling during Trump's speech. He criticized Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel for appearing to laugh when Trump spoke about the need for nations to pay what they owed to NATO. Gardiner called the actions of Bettel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel "absolutely appalling." Macron and Bettel could be seen smirking at each other as Michel and Spanish Prime Minister...
  • What we learned about Melania Trump from her first international trip (Surprisingly fair for them)

    05/27/2017 2:00:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 27, 2017 | Kate Bennett, CNN's COVER/LINE
    As the overseas debut of President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump draws to a close -- the couple is set to return to Washington this weekend -- there was the usual bluster and bravado from the President. His white-knuckled handshake with France's new president made headlines. The speech to NATO was memorable, as was his brusque, push-aside of the leader of Montenegro to make his way to the front of a pack of world leaders. It was classic, unadulterated Trump, a man the country has come to know for all of the above quirks, mannerisms and machismo. But...
  • Credo Mobile Wants To Help Power The Resistance (And Give Away Millions In The Process)[Anti-Trump]

    05/27/2017 1:40:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Fast Company ^ | May 26, 2017 | Ben Paynter
    Four months into the Trump Administration, political activists with their congressional representatives on speed-dial may be running a tad short on cell phone minutes. Credo Mobile, a small national cellular carrier, sees that as a good business opportunity. Earlier this month, the company launched an unlimited data plan with a unique selling point. Its formal tagline–“Progress Without Limits”–appears in an online ad alongside images of Trump with a giant “X” over his mouth. That’s just part of Credo’s attempts to align itself with the “resistance,” though it’s in line with the values the company has espoused since its founding–and part...
  • Queen Surprises Young Bombing Victims; Families Pay Tribute

    05/27/2017 1:12:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Patch ^ | May 26, 2017 | Paul Scicchitano
    MANCHESTER, UK — Britain's Queen Elizabeth II paid a surprise visit on Thursday to some of the youngest victims of the Manchester bombing, saying the deadly attack was "very wicked," as families of the 22 victims who were killed began releasing tributes to their loved ones. The monarch stood bedside as one young victim described both the horror of the attack and the jubilation of meeting pop singer Ariana Grande before the concert that turned tragic at Manchester Arena. "You had enjoyed the concert?" the monarch asked a young girl named Millie Robson, who won a contest to meet Grande...
  • Watch: Princeton professor delivers unhinged attack against Trump in graduation speech

    05/27/2017 12:42:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 27, 2017 | Justin Haskins
    Princeton University professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor issued multiple vile attacks against President Donald Trump in her May 20 commencement speech at Hampshire College, a private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts. Taylor accused Trump of being a “racist, sexist megalomaniac.” “The president of the United States, the most powerful politician in the world, is a racist, sexist megalomaniac,” Taylor said, according to a report by Campus Reform reporter Anthony Gockowski. “It’s not a benign observation, but has meant tragic consequences for many people in our country—from terror-inducing raids in the communities of undocumented immigrants to his disparaging of refugees in search...
  • Clinton addresses losing to Trump, Comey, sexism, and her thoughts on therapy in new interview

    05/27/2017 12:43:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 27, 2017 | Riley Beggin
    It's been nearly seven months since Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump. Now, she’s re-emerging onto the national scene to give a window into her post-election life. New York magazine released on Friday next week's cover story, in which Clinton shares her reflections on the campaign, election night, sexism, James Comey, and slew of other topics. Below, excerpts from the the 8,000-word-plus article: ON TRUMP’S DECISION TO FIRE FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY: “I am less surprised than I am worried... Not that he shouldn’t have been disciplined. And certainly the Trump campaign relished everything that was...
  • Trump wishes world's Muslims 'joyful Ramadan'

    05/27/2017 12:01:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Yeni Şafak ^ | May 27, 2017 | Anadolu Agency
    President Donald Trump wished the world's 1.6 billion Muslims a "joyful Ramadan" on Friday as they prepare to embrace the holy month. "At its core, the spirit of Ramadan strengthens awareness of our shared obligation to reject violence, to pursue peace, and to give to those in need who are suffering from poverty or conflict," Trump said in a statement. "I extend my best wishes to Muslims everywhere for a blessed month as you observe the Ramadan traditions of charity, fasting, and prayer. May God bless you and your families," he said. In emphasizing the fight against terrorist groups, Trump...
  • Uhuru meets Trump and Kenyans are excited: History in itself [PHOTOS]

    05/26/2017 11:36:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Zipo ^ | May 27, 2017 | Jane Zawadi
    President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday, May 26, met US President Donald Trump for the first time since the latter was elected President of the most powerful country in the world, in Taormina, Italy. President Kenyatta, in the company of several other world leaders, lined up at the steps of the summit hall to greet Trump and his wife Melania aka FLOTUS. After a warm hand shake between Uhuru and Trump, the two leaders had a briefly extended conversation. Uhuru becomes the first sitting Kenyan president to meet two sitting US presidents in his tenure after hosting Barrack Obama in Kenya...
  • U.S. accusation creates vexing financial worries for region (Caribbean money laundering nations)

    05/26/2017 10:30:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    CARICOM leaders are in a state of shock, dismay and disbelief after the United States accused 14 of the 15-member states of money laundering. News reports indicate that this accusation was included in the March report from the International Narcotics Control Strategy of the U.S. Department of State. According to a report in Caribbean Life, the countries that were included are Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. Other Caribbean territories and countries also labeled as money launderers in the U.S....
  • Maxine Water unleashes her fury on Trump

    05/26/2017 9:41:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Philadelphia Tribune ^ | May 27, 2017 | Robert Traynham
    President Donald Trump has a new attack dog and her name is Maxine. Her job is not to defend him, rather it’s to attack him. Maxine has not only found her voice, but she has also found her cause. Her full name? Maxine Waters, Democrat from California. She has been on the national scene now for nearly 30 years and when many people in Washington, including many Democrats thought she was washed up with ethics scandals and to liberal on the issues of the day, to a point where she became so bombastic during the Bush and Obama years, many...
  • Montana's special election: 5 takeaways - Donald Trump was an asset, not a drag.

    05/26/2017 9:22:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 26, 2017 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    BOZEMAN, Mont. — The ending was shocking, but the result was no surprise. Despite a bizarre election eve altercation with a reporter that led to a citation for misdemeanor assault, Republican Greg Gianforte kept a red-state House seat in Republican hands in Thursday’s Montana special election. Yet his closer-than-expected victory against Democrat Rob Quist for the at-large congressional seat proved revealing, exposing GOP weaknesses that could threaten the party’s House majority in 2018 but reminding Democrats of the uphill climb ahead against President Donald Trump. Here are POLITICO’s five takeaways after the messy two-month brawl and wild final 24 hours:...
  • Hillary Clinton Calls Third Party Voters ‘Crazy,’ Continues Excuses for Election Loss

    05/26/2017 9:00:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | May 26, 2017 | Michael Sainato
    On May 26, New York Magazine published an interview with Hillary Clinton conducted by Bernie Bros and Obama Boys shill Rebecca Traister. Throughout the interview, Clinton reveled in the various scapegoats and excuses that have been cyclically cited by her and her loyal supporters since her embarrassing loss to Donald Trump. The article cited negative reactions to Clinton stating in a previous interview that she took full responsibility for the election, only to also claim if the election was October 27, she would be president....