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  • This Luxury ‘Star Wars’ Immersive Resort Is Like ‘Westworld’ In Space

    07/22/2017 4:23:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Fresh Toast ^ | July 22, 2017 | Julien Perry
    Star Wars fans are about to lose their minds. As part of the anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge being added to Florida’s Disney World in 2019, the theme park is also getting an immersive resort based on the epic film series. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek told a crowd at the D23 Expo last weekend that: We are working on our most experiential concept ever, it combines a luxury resort with immersion in an authentic environment. It’s unlike anything that exists today. From the second you arrive, you will become a part of a Star Wars story....
  • President Trump is Responsible for Hillary Clinton Not Being Prosecuted

    07/22/2017 4:12:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    CaffienatedThoughts.com ^ | July 22, 2017 | ADAM GRAHAM
    President Donald Trump in a Tweet suggested that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was unfair in his investigation by sharing a question that “so many people are asking.” Follow Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump So many people are asking why isn't the A.G. or Special Council looking at the many Hillary Clinton or Comey crimes. 33,000 e-mails deleted? 6:44 AM - 22 Jul 2017 20,466 20,466 Retweets 71,224 71,224 likes Twitter Ads info and privacy Mueller isn’t investigating Hillary Clinton’s emails is because his mandate is to investigate Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election and any crimes he uncovers in...
  • Spanish wax museum recreates Melania Trump's RNC moment

    07/22/2017 12:41:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 22, 2017 | David Caplan
    First lady Melania Trump's wax doppelganger was unveiled Thursday at Spain's Museo de Cera de Madrid. The wax museum recreated Trump's look from last year's Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where she took to the stage and spoke to party delegates in a rousing speech. The wax figure's debut was timed to the one-year anniversary of the convention. Trump's wax figure -- which stands next to an existing wax figure of her husband, President Donald Trump -- wears the same Roksanda dress with puffed sleeves she wore at the RNC. The wax figure also dons a pair of nude heels,...
  • George Zimmerman verdict: The jury speaks

    07/21/2017 8:35:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 20, 2017 | Hal Boedeker
    Three jurors from the George Zimmerman trial are going on national television to defend their controversial verdict — one that sparked protests across the country — and legal analysts say they could perform a public service. “People don’t understand you have to follow the law,” juror Madelin Rivera said in an interview. “They give directions to the jury, and you follow that.” Rivera (known as juror B-29 during the trial), Amy Tronolone (D-40) and Christine Barry (B-51) appear in “The Jury Speaks: George Zimmerman” at 9 p.m. Monday on Oxygen. The series also talks to jurors in the trials of...
  • What is halal?

    07/21/2017 2:36:02 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 49 replies
    Halal Choices ^ | Sep 9, 2015
    Halal simply means permitted or lawful. So when we are talking about halal foods it means any foods that are allowed to be eaten according to Islamic Sharia law. This means that for any food to be considered halal it must comply with the religious ritual and observance of Sharia law. Here at Halal Choices we are concerned with the halal slaughter of animals such as beef, lamb and poultry. To be halal certified the animal must be facing Mecca, have its throat cut while still alive and then ritually sacrificed by a Muslim who recites a prayer dedicating the...
  • Canada revokes ISNA Islamic group’s charity status over funding to Pakistani terrorists

    07/21/2017 1:23:36 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | Jul 20, 2017
    (Canadian) Federal regulators have revoked the charity status of a Canadian Islamic organization after an audit uncovered problems including tax receipts that were issued for donations to a Pakistani group linked to armed militancy. ISNA Islamic Services of Canada was stripped of its charitable status for “non-compliance,” according to records obtained by Global News. Authorities also revoked a related charity, the Canadian Islamic Trust Foundation. Both are former affiliates of the Islamic Society of North America-Canada (ISNA-Canada), and shared its Mississauga, Ont. address. Politicians of all stripes have attended ISNA-Canada events, notably Justin Trudeau in 2013 and, in April, Public...
  • The Will to Prevail

    07/21/2017 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    Dr. Kate's View ^ | Jul 6, 2017 | Dr. Kate
    He said he’d make us proud of our country again. And President Trump has through his actions and his words including the magnificent speech in Poland. In celebration of western civilization…but do we have the will to protect it? Remember Obama left Poland in the dust and cancelled a plan for missile defense. I guess that was the Nobel Peace Prize talking as he went about disarming America and her allies. Did he look the other way when the whole Polish government was assassinated? His trail of disasters has no match in our history. The left and the democrats are...
  • Ben Stein: Mueller ‘Wants to Kill’ Trump’s Political Career and ‘Maybe Take Away’ His Freedom

    07/20/2017 6:00:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 20, 2017 | Justin Baragona
    In a fascinating and wide-ranging interview with the New York Times yesterday, President Donald Trump revealed his anger at Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia probe. The president also stated that if special counsel Robert Mueller decided to investigate his family’s finances while looking into the Russia matter, that would be a “red line” for him. In actor and conservative commentator Ben Stein’s view, Trump will need to get rid of Mueller eventually because the former FBI director may want to toss him in jail. Appearing on Fox Business this afternoon, Stein briefly touched on Sessions,...
  • Showdown at the Brenner Pass?

    07/20/2017 9:18:24 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 7 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | Jul 20, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    We’ve featured several articles in the news feed about the Italian threat to give visas to hundreds of thousands of “refugees” and send them to its northern borders. The following report from an Austrian perspective indicates that an Italian migrant-aid NGO — the Italian Refugee Council — is behind the threats, rather than the Italian government.If you look at the chart of George Soros’ migrant-aid organizations that was recently featured in Zero Hedge, you’ll notice the same organization appears on the lower right side (Consiglio Italiano per i Rifugiati):In other words, George Soros is threatening the European Union with an...
  • Goldman Sachs is on a hiring spree to become the Google of Wall Street

    07/19/2017 2:23:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 19, 2017 | Frank Chaparro and Matt Turner
    Goldman Sachs is looking to fill over 20 positions for its Marquee platform, which is at the heart of its plan to become the Google of Wall Street. •The Marquee platform offer clients access to Goldman's firmwide risk platform and pricing system SecDB. Goldman Sachs wants to become the Google of Wall Street, and now it is staffing up the unit that could help it achieve that goal. The New York-based financial services giant is hiring for Marquee, a platform that provides clients access to the bank's analytics, data, content and execution capabilities via a browser or an API....
  • Woman invites Sudanese refugee to live in her home, months later he calls her a heartless racist

    07/19/2017 10:55:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 19, 2017 | John Sexton
    The Australian published a story last week written by a 71-year-old woman named Lynn Barber who lives in London. Barber was influenced by seeing pictures of refugees struggling to make it to Europe and one day she decided she had to do something about it. She happened to know an artist (Mike) who had worked at a refugee camp in France and told him that, if he knew of a refugee who needed a home, she would take that person in. A few weeks later, Mike called and brought Mohammed over. And just like that, Barber found herself alone with...
  • Mall in China installed 'Husband Storage Pods' stocked with video games for bored spouses

    07/18/2017 6:25:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    AOL Finance ^ | July 17, 2017 | Emily Rella
    If you've ever shopped with a significant other, you know the feeling of so-not-wanting-to-be-there that can be equated with some sort of legal torture. And let's be honest, it goes both ways — sometimes there's nothing worse than a partner nagging about how tired, hungry or bored they are when you're trying to get your retail therapy on. It's not an uncommon desire to wish your beau could just be temporarily locked in a box somewhere while you do your thing, as long as they're entertained with something. Looks like China's way ahead of us on this one.....
  • Barron Trump Gets A Heads Up: Dad Isn’t Really Going Over Cliff? [Opinion]

    07/18/2017 2:12:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | July 18, 2017 | Roz Zurko
    It didn’t take long for Barron Trump to hit the headlines again, as folks are very interested in the young first son who is making his home in the White House. Yes, he’s the first boy since the days when President John F. Kennedy’s small son ran through the halls of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, but that’s been a saturated headline for a while now. However, Barron is facing a situation that’s a little bit different than the late John-John Kennedy experienced in the White House as a small child. Barron’s father, President Donald Trump, is under fire when it comes...
  • Hannity calls Fox colleague Shep Smith 'so anti-Trump'

    07/18/2017 1:46:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 18, 2017 | Joe Concha
    Fox News host Sean Hannity hit Fox News chief anchor and managing editor Shepard Smith this week in response to his criticism of President Trump, calling Smith "so anti-Trump." “Shep is a friend, I like him, but he’s so anti-Trump," said Hannity, a staunch supporter of the president. "He went off on a rant last week. That's fine, but [the opinion is] different." Smith hit Trump last week, slamming the Trump administration for its "constant flip-flopping between narratives" on the Donald Trump Jr. meeting that took place in June 2016. “They tell us there’s nothing to this, that nothing came...
  • We Need A Massive Remote-Worker Hiring Spree In The American Heartland

    07/17/2017 11:49:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Fast Company ^ | July 17, 2017 | Stephane Kasriel, CEO of Upwork
    The 2016 election laid bare multiple divisions in American society, but one of the biggest is geographical. In major cities like New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, people are generally doing well (if not equally so), while many places situated far from urban business centers aren’t. Remarkably, faith in the American dream runs highest in locales where social mobility is lowest. U.S. companies, which for the past eight months have been struggling to navigate choppy political waters, should see that as an opportunity—even a call to action. Add Geography To Your Diversity Goals Many business leaders I’ve spoken to have...
  • (VIDEO) Iraqi troops throw ISIS fighters off a cliff to their deaths

    07/17/2017 11:02:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    American Military News ^ | July 17, 2017 | Peter Reid
    The Iraqi government said it will be investigating a video apparently showing Iraqi troops throwing captured ISIS fighters off a high ledge and killing them, just days after Iraq’s prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, declared victory over ISIS in the city of Mosul. The unverified video shows men in uniform throwing a man off a ledge and then shooting him. According to the BBC, the Iraqi government said that if the video is authentic, those responsible will be brought to justice. “In the final weeks of the battle for west Mosul, the pervasive attitude that I have observed among armed forces...
  • A basic income really could end poverty forever

    07/17/2017 9:00:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Vox ^ | July 17, 2017 | Dylan Matthews
    I first heard the term “basic income” in the socialist magazine Dissent in 2005. I was a 15-year-old leftist with a taste for weird, radical plans to restructure society: say, having the government buy up majority stakes in every company and then distribute them equally to every American; converting all companies into worker cooperatives; trying a planned economy where the planning is done by decentralized worker and consumer councils rather than a government bureaucracy. Basic income, wherein the government gives everyone enough cash to live on with no strings attached, struck me as an idea in that mold: another never-going-to-happen...
  • RICHARD BRANSON: Moving America’s coal miners into clean energy jobs would be good for the world

    07/17/2017 4:36:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | July 17, 2017 | Julia La Roche
    President Donald Trump has pledged his support to revitalize the coal mining industry and create more jobs through deregulation. Billionaire serial entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin Group, argues that the U.S. government should take a different approach. “Coal mining is not the nicest of jobs, and coal mining disappeared in Britain many decades ago, and pretty much every single one of those coal miners went into jobs which were far more pleasant, far less dangerous, far better for their health, and I doubt that there’s one coal miner that looks back thinking, ‘God, I wish I...
  • The Dots Are Never Going to Connect: What Russians understand about scandal that Americans don’t

    07/17/2017 12:20:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | July 17, 2017 | Isaac Chotiner
    Joshua Yaffa, a New Yorker correspondent reporting from Moscow and a New America fellow, has been writing for months about Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and the Russia scandal, which seems to get more interesting by the day. Recently, he wrote about the frustration many Russia journalists feel over the American media’s coverage of the Russia story, which they think has overstated Putin’s direct influence on various aspects of Russian society, and makes the men and women in the Kremlin appear to be much smarter than they actually are. Yaffa and I discussed these subjects recently by Skype. During the course...
  • Carl Bernstein: 'Cold civil war' gripping US as media embrace 'different truths'

    07/17/2017 11:11:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 16, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    Carl Bernstein depicted the contentious nature of politics as being in the middle of a "cold civil war" as President Trump pushes back against what he calls "fake news" and various news outlets are perceived as espousing different "truths." Appearing on CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday, alongside Leonard Downie, former executive editor and vice president of the Washington Post, Bernstein compared the current media climate to that of the Watergate era. He stressed the importance of anonymous sources and said "quote 'leaks' which really are not leaks" are instead "mostly reporters trying very hard to get truthful information and put...