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  • Your Next Nuke Will Be Small And Modular

    08/24/2016 10:19:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 24, 2016 | Michael Lynch
    For at least two decades, nuclear engineers have been talking about new reactor designs, but few have progressed to become important components of the industry. Naturally, as with any new technology, there are always boosters and their enthusiasm should be treated with caution, but there is definitely potential for advances that could mean a surge in nuclear power. One aspect that needs greater attention is the benefit of smaller reactors, which greatly reduce risk on the part of investors. Some new designs are more incrementally advanced, such as the European Pressurized Reactor (EPR) developed by Areva and EDF in France,...
  • Democratic gubernatorial candidate in West Virginia says he can't support Clinton

    08/24/2016 9:27:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 22, 2016 | Louis Nelson
    As a growing tide of Republicans distance themselves from their party’s presidential nominee, at least one Democratic candidate is doing the same thing to Hillary Clinton. West Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice said “I cannot be a supporter of Hillary Clinton” during an appearance Monday on the state’s MetroNews radio network. Justice, a billionaire whose business interests include coal mining and West Virginia’s famed Greenbrier Resort, said he will not support the former secretary of state over her proposed energy policy. “The reason I can’t be is her position on coal is diametrically, completely wrong in many, many different...
  • Assange: I Will Bring Hillary Down Before The Debate Stage On September 26th

    08/24/2016 8:44:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    USA Supreme ^ | August 23, 2016
    WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange has accused Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of committing “extortion” by hyping fears over the possibility of a Republican victory in order to attract left-wing voters. Both Trump and Sanders supporters are waiting with bated breath for the next email dump from Julian Assange, the founder and editor in chief of Wikileaks. He released hacked emails last month showing Democratic National Committee officials plotting to defeat Mrs. Clinton’s chief rival, Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders. Wikileaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange promised to release more damning emails about the Clinton Foundation, and warned he has enough evidence on Hillary...
  • Hillary’s speech attacking the alt-right will only raise their profile

    08/24/2016 7:20:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 151 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 24, 2016 | John Sexton
    There’s no such thing as bad publicity. Yesterday the Hill reported that Hillary Clinton would be giving a big speech Thursday aimed at the so-called alt-right: Clinton’s campaign announced Tuesday morning that her Reno, Nev., speech would focus on Trump and his aides’ “embrace of the disturbing ‘alt-right’ political philosophy.” “This ‘alt-right’ brand is embracing extremism and presenting a divisive and dystopian view of America which should concern all Americans, regardless of party,” her campaign said. I don’t know what Hillary will be saying tomorrow but one thing I’m pretty certain of is that attacking the alt-right isn’t going to...
  • Meet Trump’s Pennsylvania supporters: Stop caricaturing his fans.

    08/24/2016 6:55:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Everything ^ | August 24, 2016 | Richard Morgan
    They operate heavy machinery. They Uber. They gush over the Olympics. Their friends are Bernie Sanders supporters. They’re on the local baseball team. Yes, they want to make America great again, but Donald Trump’s supporters contain multitudes. They are not, on the whole, the white-devil, frothing Confederate fanatics baffled columnists have made them out to be. So who is Team Trump, really? We met up with locals waiting in line to attend a Trump rally in Altoona, Pa., where the population is 93.8 percent white (as opposed to the national proportion of 77.1 percent), and discussed the colony at Jamestown,...
  • Hillary Clinton’s run-out-the-clock strategy

    08/24/2016 5:17:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 24, 2016 | Annie Karni
    The Democrat aims to ignore the email and Foundation controversies, seeing a shrinking calendar as her friend.She is not planning on sitting for another televised armchair confessional to rehash regrets about a private email server. Nor is the campaign setting up the kind of war room employed last year to discredit a book that aimed to expose a quid-pro-quo relationship between Clinton Foundation donors and State Department officials. With 75 days until Election Day and new emails once again casting a pall over her campaign, Hillary Clinton aims to “run out the clock,” confidants say, on the latest chapters of...
  • The one place where Hillary Clinton struggles with numbers

    08/24/2016 4:03:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    RT ^ | August 24, 2016
    Big crowds are just not a thing for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, her critics note. Republican Donald Trump’s rallies draw far more people, as did Bernie Sanders’. Yet the polls still show Clinton the favorite to win the White House. “Clinton’s chance of winning is more than 95 percent,” Reuters proclaimed Wednesday, citing a weekly Ipsos poll of 15,000 Americans and giving the Democrat a victory margin of anywhere from 90 to 108 votes in the Electoral College....
  • Watch: Live Stream Of Donald Trump Rally In Jackson, Mississippi

    08/24/2016 4:01:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Patch ^ | August 24, 2016 | Marc Torrence
    It's Trump's second stop of the day on the campaign trail. Donald Trump will host event No. 2 of the day for him in Jackson, Mississippi, on Wednesday night, after talking to a crowd in Tampa, Florida earlier in the day. Trump will be speaking at Mississippi Coliseum at 7 p.m. Eastern time in a state that has voted for a Republican president in the last 10 elections and where Trump holds a healthy lead over Hillary Clinton. The most recent poll taken in the state, conducted by Magellan Strategies, gave Trump a 15-point lead over Clinton head-to-head and a...
  • Reporter covering Milwaukee riots was attacked because he wasn’t black

    08/24/2016 4:00:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 24, 2016 | John Sexton
    A Chinese-American intern working for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has written a first-person account of his attempt to cover the aftermath of the Sylville Smith shooting. Aaron Mak says he was attacked by a group of people who chased and beat him because he wasn’t black. He was then rescued by other people in the crowd who pointed out that he was Chinese, not white. From Politico Magazine: It had all started earlier that day, around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, when Milwaukee police officers pulled over two black men in the city’s predominantly African-American Sherman Park neighborhood. The...
  • Poll: Trump holds narrow lead over Clinton in Florida

    08/24/2016 1:27:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | August 24, 2016 | Lisa Hagen
    Donald Trump has a 2-point lead over Hillary Clinton in the battleground state of Florida, a new poll finds. A new Florida Atlantic University survey released on Wednesday shows the Republican presidential nominee leading his Democratic counterpart 43 percent to 41 percent, which is within the survey’s margin of error. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson captures 8 percent, and 5 percent are undecided. This is the first poll showing Trump leading Clinton in the Sunshine State since early July, according to RealClearPolitics polling....
  • Trump speaks to African Americans not just in crumbling inner cities but 'wherever you are'

    08/24/2016 1:17:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 24, 2016 | Geoff Earle, Deputy U.S. Political Editor In Tampa, Florida
    Republican presidential candidate continued to appeal to minority voters by promising them they won't 'get shot' if he is elected president, as he prepares to meet with minorities at Trump Tower in New York. Speaking to a few thousand people in Tampa Wednesday, Trump called African Americans 'great people' and promised to address their concerns by addressing failing schools and lost jobs. 'To the African American voter – great people. To the Hispanic voter who have been absolutely treated terribly, I say: What do you have to lose? What?' Trump said. 'I will fix it. I’ll be able to make...
  • Founder Of Current TV: The Polls Be Damned, Trump Is Going to Win

    08/24/2016 7:02:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 23, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Well, is this just playful trolling, or an omen not being taken seriously on the Left? Michael Rosenblum, the founder of the left-leaning Current TV, which was sold off to Al-Jazeera, had quite the declaration on The Huffington Post: Donald Trump is going to be elected president of the United States. Granted, he didn’t necessarily say polls be damned, though he might as well since Rosenblum said that this race was lost eons ago when Swamp People, Pawn Stars, and the endless World War II programming came on the History Channel. He says the same for the programming on The...
  • At Haymarket Park: Trump by a bobblehead

    08/23/2016 10:18:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Lincoln Journal Star ^ | August 23, 2016 | Lindsay Esparrago
    It was the battle of the bobbleheads. Five hundred plastic, blue-pantsuit-wearing Hillary Clintons stood on tables across from 500 “Make America Great Again” red hat-wearing Donald Trumps -- a stare down, but with plastered smiles on their bobblehead faces. Tuesday night marked the third Bobble Election at Haymarket Park, held in honor of the upcoming presidential election. Saltdogs’ fans cast their votes by choosing a free bobblehead before settling down for a game. Whichever of the 500 bobbleheads ran out first was the winner. Charlie Meyer, president and general manager of the Lincoln Saltdogs, said the poll wasn’t about politically...
  • What Republican Turncoats Forget

    08/23/2016 10:18:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 23, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    I asked a successful businessman the other day what he thought about Donald Trump. He turned his thumb down. Wow. "Are you going to vote for Hillary?" I asked with trepidation. "Of course not," he replied, almost insulted by the question. "I understand the concept of a binary decision." I got a similar response when I asked oil magnate T. Boone Pickens whether he would vote for Trump. He looked at me with a quizzical expression and replied: "Well, who else is there to vote for?" Right. Who else is there? Yet, amazingly, a caucus of lifelong Republican politicos in...
  • Trump, Grassley win Iowa State Fair straw poll

    08/23/2016 8:39:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Iowa State Daily ^ | August 23, 2016 | Alex Connor
    Iowa State fairgoers were provided the opportunity throughout the week to participate in Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate's State Fair Straw Poll. Their findings? Republican nominee Donald Trump was the preferred presidential candidate in the national election, leading Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton by 11 percent at 48 percent. U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, who is up for re-election come this November, also was the preferred candidate among fairgoers, leading in polls by 21 percent at 58 percent. Both Clinton and Democrat Patty Judge were trailing at 37 percent. The poll was conducted at the Secretary of State's booth inside the...
  • LA TIMES IGNORES OWN POLL SHOWING SURGE FOR TRUMP AMONG BLACK VOTERS AFTER MILWAUKEE SPEECH

    08/23/2016 3:12:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Empire State News ^ | August 23, 2016 | Robert Ramano
    Even if you did not miss the news last week, you might have missed the fact that Donald Trump had a spectacular week on the campaign trail, touched off by a couple of major policy speeches and then a visit to flood-plagued Louisiana that for all intents and purposes has reset the campaign and even now show Trump ahead in one prominent national poll. Trump got a major bounce out of those speeches, particularly his Aug. 16 speech in response to the Milwaukee riots on law and order in West Bend, Wis. In that speech Trump unveiled a major appeal...
  • Confirmed: Army Training Slide Calling Hillary an Insider Threat Is Real

    08/23/2016 3:05:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 23, 2016 | Debra Heine
    An Army spokesman has confirmed that a training slide that lists Hillary Clinton as an "insider threat" is real. The slide -- which shows Hillary Clinton pictured along with the Fort Hood and Navy Yard shooters -- became an internet sensation after it was posted on the U.S. Army W.T.F! Moments Facebook page on Sunday. Via the Washington Examiner: The other photos show retired Gen. David Petraeus, who gave classified information to his biographer and mistress; Nidal Hasan, who carried out the Fort Hood shooting; Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor who exposed classified information before seeking asylum in Russia;...
  • Liberals enraged over latest news of officers in Freddie Gray case

    08/23/2016 1:35:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 23, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The long and winding saga of Freddie Gray has mostly drawn to a close, but that doesn’t mean that the topic has dried up in Social Justice Warrior circles. At the home of all things liberal – Vox – there is a fresh round of outrage regarding the officers involved in the incident. This one sub-header seems to capture the mood perfectly: “It’s even clearer now than after Freddie Gray’s death: The Baltimore Police Department is a disaster” So what is it that has everyone up in arms this time? As the Baltimore Sun reports, the officers who were found...
  • Hillary Clinton Tells Jimmy Kimmel She's 'Embarrassed' by 'Boring' Emails

    08/23/2016 11:48:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 23, 2016 | Josh Haskell and Liz Kreutz
    Hillary Clinton took on two controversial topics in an interview on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Monday. First, Kimmel quizzed the Democratic presidential candidate about news that broke earlier in the day of the release of additional emails from the time she served as secretary of state. "The State Department said that they have to release 15,000 emails by — the deadline is a couple of days before the debate," Kimmel said. "Are you concerned about that?" "No," Clinton responded. "Jimmy, my emails are so boring. And I'm embarrassed about that. They're so boring. So we've already released, I don't...
  • Pollster John Zogby: Obama Voters Are Crossing Over to Trump

    08/23/2016 9:58:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    NewsMax ^ | August 22, 2016 | Jason Devaney
    A group of voters that once supported President George W. Bush before defecting to back President Barack Obama is once again switching sides and getting behind Donald Trump, pollster John Zogby told Newsmax TV Monday. During an interview on "Newsmax Prime," Zogby told host J.D. Hayworth the race for the White House is "very, very close." "What's very interesting here is that initially, weekly Wal-Mart shoppers who we have been tracking for a decade and a half now, and NASCAR fans, they were solidly with George W. Bush," said Zogby, whose most recent poll has Democrat Hillary Clinton leading Trump...
  • There’s one group of minority immigrants in the US that is surprisingly pro-Trump

    08/22/2016 11:45:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Quartz | August 21, 2016 | Renuka Rayasam
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://qz.com/761507/theres-one-group-of-minority-immigrants-in-the-us-that-is-surprisingly-pro-trump/
  • The British Are Coming—to the Deep South

    08/22/2016 10:51:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Condé Nast Traveler ^ | August 22, 2016 | Danica Lo
    The Brits are coming for our po' boys, our music, and our swamp tours. A deep-seated curiosity about America's cultural and political history brings international travelers south, in droves. It will probably come as no surprise that for the more than 3.8 million Brits who travel to the United States each year, their most-visited regions stateside are California and the Northeast. But over the past 18 months, travel agents in the U.K. have noticed a surprising surge in inquiries around trips to the Deep South—making it the third most-requested destination at travel agencies such as Audley, who curate individual itineraries...
  • FBI Found 15,000 More Clinton Emails

    08/22/2016 7:46:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 22, 2016 | Luis Martinez
    The FBI uncovered nearly 15,000 more emails and materials sent to or from Hillary Clinton as part of the agency's investigation into her use of private email at the State Department. The documents were not among the 30,000 work-related emails turned over to the State Department by her attorneys in December 2014. The State Department confirmed it has received "tens of thousands" of personal and work-related email materials — including the 14,900 emails found by the FBI — that it will review. The number of emails provided by the FBI to the State Department for review is much higher than...
  • Leaked Soros Docs: Blacks Worried Their Children Receiving Less Attention Than Syrian Refugees

    08/22/2016 8:57:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 19, 2016 | Peter Hasson, associate editor
    Progressive activists have had trouble getting African-Americans to support bringing in more Syrian refugees due to concerns that refugee children will receive more attention than poor African-American children, according to a leaked memo between top officials at George Soros’ Open Society Foundations and members of the organization’s U.S. advisory board. The October 2015 memo was part of a 70-page file containing internal documents from an October 1 and 2 board meeting in New York City. Anonymous hackers whose stated goal is to “shed light on one of the most influential networks operating worldwide” released thousands of internal OSF documents to...
  • BLM Organizer Says Election Is ‘Tyrannical Pageant of White Fear’

    08/22/2016 8:28:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | August 22, 2016 | Sarah Fisher
    Arielle Newton, an organizer with the New York City Black Lives Matter movement, wrote an opinion column for the PBS News Hour, lamenting the Democrat Party agenda was not radical enough and stated she will be voting for Green Party candidate Jill Stein. “As a radical black militant,” Newton wrote, “this presidential election is best characterized as a tyrannical pageant of white fear.” She claims the Democrat Party is “a master of reformist performance" and only offers "half measures" despite claims that the party cares about the black community. “But the Democratic Party pays lip service to the black community,...
  • Rudy renews attack on Hillary's health suggesting media is covering up 'several signs of illness'

    08/21/2016 5:58:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 21, 2016 | Nikki Schwab, US Political Reporter
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, an adviser for Donald Trump's campaign, renewed rumors that something is wrong with Hillary Clinton's health. Talking to Shannon Bream on 'Fox News Sunday,' Giuliani suggested that the media was covering up 'several signs of illness' that he believed the former secretary of state was displaying. 'All you have to do is go online,' Giuliani said. 'Go online and put down "Hillary Clinton's illness." Take a look at the videos for yourself.' Giuliani was referring to a number of right-wing conspiratorial videos that suggest the 68-year-old Clinton is plagued by a number of...
  • Peaceful protesters push, pelt and spit on Trump donors in Minnesota

    08/21/2016 4:52:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 21, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m old enough to remember the good old days when everyone was terribly concerned about Donald Trump rallies and how his supporters would probably go all nutcase on the world, turning violent and gunning down random passers by if they happened to feel like it. After all, what else would you expect? Thankfully, all of the forces opposed to Trump are far more civil, expressing their discontent with his candidacy in the form of strongly worded letters to the editor or prayer circles calling for peace. Take for example, the events outside of this meeting with fundraisers in Minneapolis. (The...
  • Obamacare is unsustainable — the backbone could collapse, expert warns

    08/21/2016 4:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 17, 2016 | Abigail Stevenson
    If politicians don't fix the Affordable Care Act, then the vulnerable Blue Cross and local HMO plans — which serve as the backbone of Obamacare — must exit, said Robert Laszewski, the President of Health Policy and Strategy Associates. "What the politicians need to do is to understand they have got about a year to fix this," he said in an interview with CNBC's "Closing Bell." Republicans do not want to fix the existing flaws for Obamacare, Laszewski said. Instead, they want to repeal and replace it. He added that Democrats are now stating that they would rather go to...
  • At the Base of Trump's Support

    08/21/2016 1:32:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 21, 2016 | Salena Zito
    RUFFSDALE -- If you drive anywhere in Pennsylvania, from the turnpike to the old U.S. routes to the dirt roads connecting small towns like Hooversville with “bigger” small towns like Somerset, you might conclude that Donald Trump is ahead in this state by double digits. Large signs, small signs, homemade signs, signs that wrap around barns, signs that go from one end of a fence to another, all dot the landscape with such frequency that, if you were playing the old-fashioned road-trip game of counting cows, you would hit 100 in just one small town like this one. In Ruffsdale,...
  • Hydrogen cost could equal 50-cent gasoline, with renewable energy: study

    08/21/2016 11:27:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Green Car Reports ^ | August 19, 2016 | Stephen Edelstein
    Hydrogen fuel-cell cars face an uphill battle toward mass adoption. Both cars and fueling infrastructure need to be made widely available before large numbers of consumers can seriously consider switching from gasoline to hydrogen. But under certain circumstances, hydrogen could prove very attractive to consumers for one simple reason. When produced using renewable energy, hydrogen could cost nearly the equivalent of 50-cent-per-gallon gasoline, according to a study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). That will only happen if "the stars align" and several factors work in hydrogen's favor, notes industry trade journal WardsAuto noted in a June report on...
  • Judge orders Clinton to answer email questions in writing

    08/20/2016 5:39:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | August 19, 2016 | Nikita Vladimirov
    A federal judge is ordering Hillary Clinton to respond to questions in writing from the conservative legal watchdog Judicial Watch about the private email server she used as secretary of State. Judicial Watch, which has filed a lawsuit against Clinton over her email use, has sought to force Clinton to answer questions in person, which would have allowed attorneys to ask follow-up questions. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan turned that request aside, however, ruling "less burdensome" efforts were required. "Judicial Watch’s argument that a deposition is preferable in this case because of the ability to ask follow-up questions is not...
  • Could graphene solve world water shortages? A new exhibition examines the evidence

    08/20/2016 5:36:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Manchester Evening News ^ | July 24, 2016 | Sarah Walters
    Among Manchester’s proudest scientific developments has to be graphene - it’s very own homegrown wonder material first isolated by scientists at the University of Manchester back in 2004. A material made from a single atom layer of carbon that is super lightweight, super conductive and super strong, it seems to have endless capabilities in the modern world - from smart clothing to intergalactic exploration. Twelve years after its discovery via a sticky tape dispenser - and six years since its developers Andre Geim (pictured below) and Konstantin Novoselov were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics - and interest in graphene...
  • LEED for vertical farms? Defining high-tech sustainable food

    08/20/2016 3:03:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Business Green ^ | August 19, 2016 | Lauren Hepler
    The Association for Vertical Farming aims to create the first sustainability standard for towering indoor food systems From shipping containers-turned-micro farms to fruit-picking robots, the wide world of agriculture techis attracting attention and investor dollars as increasingly urgent concerns about food scarcity come into focus. Amid a wave of in-field technology, food data analytics and experimental urban agriculture, the particularly futuristic field of vertical farming is attracting entrants including industrial incumbents such as Fujitsu and upstarts such as AeroFarms, City Farm and Green Sense. As ag tech blooms, attracting a total $4.6 billion in investment during 2015, the nonprofit Association...
  • Donald Trump tours flood-ravaged Louisiana with 18-wheeler of supplies

    08/20/2016 1:03:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 19, 2016 | Matthew Teague in St Amant, Louisiana
    Droves of people turn out to watch Republican nominee hand out water bottles and diapers as locals commend his efforts: ‘This is his stomping grounds’ The post-disaster politicking got under way in earnest on Friday, as Donald Trump appeared in flood-stricken Louisiana to give his image a presidential burnish, and as the White House announced Barack Obama would tour the area next Tuesday. A day earlier Louisiana’s governor, John Bel Edwards, had warned Trump not to show up in Louisiana “for a photo op”. Instead, he said, Trump should volunteer and make donations. Edwards also defended the delayed visit by...
  • Trump, drawing contrast to Obama, visits flood-ravaged Baton Rouge

    08/20/2016 12:31:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | August 19, 2016 | Mark Berman and Jose A. DelReal
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday signed hats and T-shirts for supporters in flood-ravaged Baton Rouge, where he met with victims and response crews at a local church and drove through the city’s damaged streets. Joined by his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Trump spoke briefly with volunteers and victims at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church before stepping outside to greet throngs of supporters who had gathered outside the security perimeters to see him. Wearing a white “Make America Great Again” baseball cap, he walked over to the crowd as they reached out to him and to hand him...
  • In ‘Dumbest’ Move, Well-Known Lib Prof Broke Ethics Rules in Apparent Shot at Trump

    08/19/2016 11:03:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    LawNewz ^ | August 19, 2016 | Chris White
    A series of tweets by well-known Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe caused a bit of firestorm online amongst legal ethics experts. It started on Tuesday when Prof. Tribe sent out this Tweet: (TWEET-AT-LINK) What followed was a rather lengthy back and forth on Twitter, with some encouraging Tribe to reveal the notes and others accusing him of breaking various legal ethical rules governing the attorney client relationship. Attorney Michael Krauss penned a strong rebuke of Tribe’s conduct in article in Forbes, calling it “extremely disappointing.” Krauss concluded that not only would the notes be confidential, but the mere fact that...
  • John Bel Edwards Eats His Words When Trump Shows Up To LA With No Press And Supplies For Victims

    08/19/2016 11:02:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | August 19, 2016 | John Binder
    Gov. John Bel Edwards was forced to eat his own words when GOP nominee Donald Trump showed up in Baton Rouge today to donate and hand-out supplies for Louisiana flooding victims. Edwards’ spokesperson was silent on President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s failure to visit the state in the wake of the flooding crisis. But, the spokesperson took a swipe at Trump, saying he didn’t want him to show up with cameras and not actually help victims. “Donald Trump hasn’t called the governor to inform him of his visit,” Edwards’ spokesman said. “We welcome him to LA but not for a...
  • Lockheed Martin files patent for a synthetic diamond 3D printer

    08/19/2016 11:02:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    3D Printing Industry ^ | August 19, 2016 | Katie Armstrong
    Lockheed Martin, the aerospace company, have filed a patent for a new kind of 3D printer. The patent, filed on April 4 by inventor David G. Findley, describes a new way of 3D printing which would use a pre-ceramic polymer and nanoparticle filler to create synthetic diamond objects of pretty much any shape you can dream up. “[The] method includes depositing alternating layers of a ceramic powder and a pre-ceramic polymer dissolved in a solvent. Each layer of the pre-ceramic polymer is deposited in a shape corresponding to a cross section of an object. The alternating layers of the ceramic...
  • Last Night Was the Turning Point in Trump's Campaign

    08/19/2016 9:00:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 19, 2016 | Roger Kimball
    Donald Trump cleared up one thing in his speech in Charlotte, North Carolina, last night: he is running to win. Throughout this very odd election cycle, some pundits have periodically suggested that Trump wasn't serious in his run for the presidency. First, it was said that he got into the race simply to garner publicity, to burnish his "brand." He himself, it was said, was surprised that he did so well in the primaries. When it became clear that he was poised to win the nomination, the story changed slightly. Now, he was said to be playing the buffoon because...
  • Trump predicts he can win 95 percent of the black vote

    08/19/2016 8:59:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 19, 2016 | Louis Nelson
    Donald Trump promised Friday night that if elected president, he will win 95 percent of the African-American vote in his reelection bid. Renewing his effort to reach out to black voters at a rally Friday evening, Trump suggested that Democratic politicians that overwhelmingly govern in America’s inner cities have failed African-Americans. Trump told the Dimondale, Michigan, crowd that “we can never fix our problems by relying on the same politicians who created our problems in the first place. A new future requires brand-new leadership.” . . “You're living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs. Fifty-eight...
  • Man nearly beaten to death after kind act

    08/19/2016 7:04:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    WCBD-TV ^ | August 16, 2016 | Travis Rice
    A Johns Island man is recovering from what he says was a group ambush after giving a stranger a lift home. Brandon Reiter has 13 staples on his scalp, a black eye and plenty of other bruises from the incident last Friday morning. Reiter says he was driving home to Johns Island after a night out when he saw a woman frantically waving her arms on the side of the road. He pulled over and offered her a ride. “Just last week some guy was stuck in the middle of an intersection so I helped him out,” said Reiter “I...
  • My view: For future nuclear electric power, small is the answer

    08/19/2016 6:56:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | August 19, 2016 | Gary Sandquist
    On the horizon are U.S.-designed small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) that range from 50 megawatts to 300 megawatts electrical power output. Like renewables (wind and solar), SMRs produce no air pollution or global warming gases, but SMRs are also capable of generating base load electrical power on demand. Almost 50 companies are creating designs for SMRs using 21st-century technology and enhanced features. These designs include modularity, efficient factory construction, rapid siting and exceptional safe operation. Very important is that SMRs are less expensive and easier and faster to site and build than conventional 1,200-megawatt nuclear plants. Reliance on renewables as...
  • Commentary: Where are all the ‘Black Lives Matter’ activists now? (Louisiana flooding)

    08/18/2016 10:30:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    WGNO-TV ^ | August 18, 2016
    A couple of days ago, a Baton Rouge rapper by the name of “Jiggy Down Tommysocks” (real name- no joke) posted a video on Facebook asking the question, ‘Where are the ‘Black Lives Matter’ or the ‘Black Panther’ boats to help folks in trouble in Louisiana? His point was that we had an influx of people in Baton Rouge to protest, but now that family here need help, these activists have been absent. And while I rarely get my own political or social viewpoints from hip hop artists, I think Mr. Tommysocks is on to something. In fact, I feel...
  • Hillary Campaign Vows To Destroy Opposition Website (Breitbart)

    08/18/2016 7:04:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 18, 2016 | Blake Neff
    Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign has sent out a fundraising email arguing the website Breitbart News has no “right to exist,” and suggests that if elected, the website will be shut down entirely. “We’ve had a conservative media in this country for a while,” says the email, sent Thursday and signed by deputy communications director Christina Reynolds. “I don’t always like what they have to say, but I respect their role and their right to exist Reynolds’ acknowledgment that the regular conservative media has a “right to exist,” though, is used to contrast it with Breitbart, which apparently has no...
  • Trump Drops $4.9 Million on Paid Advertising

    08/18/2016 2:53:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | August 18, 2016 | David Knowles
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-08-18/trump-drops-4-9-million-on-paid-advertising
  • After years of pain, coal becomes one of the hottest commodities of 2016

    08/17/2016 11:16:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 17, 2016 | Henning Gloystein
    Less than a year after the coal industry was declared to be in terminal decline, the fossil fuel has staged its steepest price rally in over half a decade, making it one of the hottest major commodities. Cargo prices for Australian thermal coal from its Newcastle terminal, seen as the Asian benchmark, have soared over 35 percent since mid-June to more than one-year highs of almost $70 a tonne, pushed by surprise increases in Chinese imports. "Coal markets, after five years of declining prices, appear to have found a bottom in the first quarter," Australia's Whitehaven Coal said on Thursday,...
  • Is the end of white Christian America a good thing?

    08/17/2016 5:37:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2016 | Michael Barone
    "White Christian America is dying," proclaims the headline on a Monkey Cage blogpost by the perceptive political scientist John Sides. Like many headlines, it's an exaggeration of the thrust of the article that follows, which is an interview with Robert Jones, head of the Public Religion Research Institute, on his new book The End of White Christian America, based on PRRI and other research on religious beliefs and practices of Americans. Sides's questions and Jones's answers are pretty much neutral in tone, but many readers will detect a tone of triumphalism in the book's title and in the thrust of...
  • America is no longer guaranteed military victory. These weapons could change that.

    08/17/2016 5:36:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 16, 2016 | David Ignatius
    The fight against the Islamic State may get the headlines. But it’s the military threats from Russia and China that most worry top Pentagon officials — and are driving a new arms race to deter these great-power rivals. This question of how to deal with Russian and Chinese military advances has gotten almost no attention in the 2016 presidential campaign. But it deserves a careful look. The programs begun in the waning days of the Obama administration could potentially change the face of warfare, in the United States’ favor, but they would require political support and new spending by the...
  • Democrats warn next leaks could contain Russian fabrications

    08/17/2016 2:39:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 17, 2016 | John Sexton
    Politico reports that nervous Democrats are warning the next batch of leaked documents could contain information planted by Russia: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is among those sounding that alarm, echoing security experts who say Russian security services have been known to doctor documents and images or bury fictitious, damaging details amid genuine information. For hackers to resort to such tactics would be highly unusual, but security specialists say it’s a realistic extension of Moscow’s robust information warfare efforts. This story is entirely self-serving for Democrats. It lays the groundwork for them to suggest anything embarrassing that turns up in...
  • 'Black olives matter': Just a joke or real disrespect?

    08/17/2016 8:05:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    CNN ^ | August 16, 2016 | Doug Criss
    A New Mexico restaurant generated controversy -- and profits -- this summer with a play on "Black Lives Matter." Now it's coasting on the uproar that began with its sign and has printed hats and T-shirts with the phrase, jumping straight into the seemingly never-ending national conversation on race. Rick Camuglia, owner of Paisano's, an Italian restaurant in Albuquerque, put the phrase "black olives matter" on his sign last month to help sell a new tuna dish with black olive tapenade. It worked like a charm, bringing in more business, with some people adding black olives to every dish they...