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  • Wayfair bringing 1,000 jobs to Chatham County (Georgia)

    12/11/2018 12:59:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WJCL-TV ^ | November 29, 2018
    SAVANNAH — (WJCL)- Wayfair is bringing 1000 jobs to our local community. The online home decor store is setting up shop in Savannah after looking at several cities. Savannah’s location and infrastructure played into the decision. The port and airport were also big selling points. The building where the company will run has been under construction and will officially open in April. Those involved in the process from the beginning are excited to see it come to life. "Any time you bring in a project that has over 500 jobs like this, it’s kind of like winning the SuperBowl," said...
  • World War I Battlefield Gas Believed In Use Against Paris Protesters Today

    12/08/2018 5:45:00 AM PST · by Nextrush · 65 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/8/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "The gas is believed to be phosgene" As published around 5am by BBC News online, removed from later versions It was just last month (November 11th) that world leaders from some 80 nations gathered at the Arc de Triomphe to commemorate the end of World War I. It was reported earlier this morning that its believed a battlefield gas from World War I, phosgene, is being used in that same area against the "yellow vest" protesters today. An account on the BBC website saying that was published around 5am Eastern, but a later version did not mention it.....
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday December 7th, 2018

    12/07/2018 5:08:22 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/7/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    First this morning the situation in France where in less than 24 hours mass demonstrations are expected to unfold nationwide and especially in Paris. The "yellow vests" movement opposing the gasoline taxes of the increasingly unpopular President Emmanuel Macron is being swelled by others discontented by Macron's pro-big business "liberal reforms"..... The arm twisting continues in London as the Conservative Party government of Prime Minister Theresa May tries to cajole both Tories and members of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party who support her government into backing her controversial Brexit proposal.... A lawyer for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says a deal...
  • LionAir B737 MAX Interim report released, What does it mean?

    12/02/2018 11:07:45 AM PST · by Tilting · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 28, 2018 | Mentour Pilot
    LionAir B737 MAX Interim report
  • Fox Nation Streaming

    11/28/2018 5:08:42 AM PST · by MCSETots · 14 replies
    Anybody else having issues with Fox Nation streaming? I seem to have quite a bit of latency, even though I have 385Mbps internet connection. Also noticed that it will not load in Internet Explorer 11, so I have to use Google Chrome.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 11/28/2018

    11/28/2018 3:52:26 AM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/28/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    A federal judge is delaying ruling on a request to make public any criminal charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange..... Assange has instructed his lawyers to sue "The Guardian" newspaper in the UK for publishing a claim that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort..... Special Counsel Mueller's office claims that Manafort is lying to them, Manafort agreed to cooperate with Mueller's probe after being convicted in his first criminal trial. Meanwhile, President Trump tweeting Tuesday evening that: "The Mueller Witch Hunt is a total disgrace"..... GENERAL MOTORS WILL BE MAKING MORE CARS IN MEXICO.... That's the upshot of GM's restructuring...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Holiday Edition Newsdump Week

    11/24/2018 5:26:17 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/22/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    In the middle of other tweets Thanksgiving morning about Chief Justice John Roberts comments and politically biased courts, wishing everyone a "Happy Thanksgiving" and so on President Trump retweeted his full commitment to Saudi Arabia..... Meanwhile columnist Pat Buchanan notes that President Trump has misstated the facts regarding Iran..... Russia's representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Alexander Shulgin, says the United States is promoting chemical terrorism through association with extremist Syrian opposition groups......
  • Moving domain hosting from GoDaddy to Epik due to treatment of GAB.ai and Andrew Torba

    11/23/2018 3:55:13 PM PST · by Silly · 13 replies
    November 23, 2018 | Silly
    When I learned GAB's domain registration for its website GAB.ai, the free speech alternative to Twitter, was being shut down weeks ago, with only a day's warning, I was outraged. I was very saddened to hear that GoDaddy was the culprit and caving in to anti-freedom forces. I have been a customer since at least 2002, probably long before. Free speech is extremely important to me, and if Gab can get shut down, so can I. So I have begun moving all of my domain registratations to Epik.com, which I have found is not only cheaper, but does NOT charge...
  • Abortion fanatics are sending female pro-life activists rape porn…to scare them into silence

    11/21/2018 5:49:48 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 16, 2018 | Jonathon van Maren
    November 16, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Eight months ago, the pro-life organization Live Action uploaded a three-minute video clip of a young woman giving an extraordinarily powerful testimony about being raped and becoming pregnant. Jennifer Christie explained to the Iowa legislature that she’d been brutally raped while on a business trip, her bruised body flung into a stairwell after the attack.  Despite the horrors she’d endured, she was not speaking for crime victims, she said. Rather, she was speaking for the 32,000 women who become pregnant after rape—and the 75% of those women “who give our children life.” Christie was representing Save...
  • How A Mysterious Tech Billionaire Created Two Fortunes—And A Global Software Sweatshop

    11/19/2018 10:13:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 19, 2018 | Nathan Vardi
    From an office suite on the 26th floor of the iconic Frost Bank Tower in Austin, Texas, a little-known recruiting firm called Crossover is searching the globe for software engineers. Crossover is looking for anyone who can commit to a 40- or 50-hour workweek, but it has no interest in full-time employees. It wants contract workers who are willing to toil from their homes or even in local cafes. “The best people in the world aren’t in your Zip code,” says Andy Tryba, chief executive of Crossover, in a promotional YouTube video. Which, Tryba emphasizes, also means you don’t have...
  • "It's super-exciting to be a quant in 2018-2019. Everyone is hiring"

    11/18/2018 3:34:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    eFinancial Careers ^ | November 12, 2018 | Sarah Butcher
    If, in late 2018, you are contemplating going into quantitative finance, then keep contemplating. Panelists at the recent Quant Conference in London say you’re unquestionably on the right track. “It's super-exciting to be a quant in 2018-2019,” said one panelist (a hedge fund researcher who formerly worked for a large U.S. bank). “Everyone is hiring.” Quants’ enthusiasm for being quants might be dismissed as self-love. Except, they're not the only ones in the zone. Goldman Sachs has proclaimed its pursuit of strats (its own personal brand of quant technologists), while at another conference the week before, the head of recruitment...
  • Stop Complaining About Your Rent and Move to Tulsa, Suggests Tulsa (Free stipend & rent!)

    11/18/2018 2:37:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Citylab ^ | November 16, 2018 | Sarah Holder
    In an effort to beef up the city’s tech workforce, the George Kaiser Family Foundation is offering $10,000, free rent, and other perks to remote workers who move to Tulsa for a year. “I’m a California, New York guy,” Michael Basch tells me. “I figured I’d be really bored here.” “Here” is Tulsa, the second-largest city in Oklahoma, known for its new $465 million public park, the Gathering Place, and its annual Chili Bowl. Since moving there earlier this year, Basch says that he hasn’t been bored at all. The city may be 1,640 miles and a world away from...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 11/17/2018 Newsdump Edition

    11/17/2018 5:32:10 AM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/17/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump will be in fire ravaged California today. At least 71 are dead as a result of the "Camp Fire" with more than 1-thousand missing...... The Central Intelligence Agency believes that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman ordered the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul on October 2nd....... The government of Yemen and Houthi rebels are set to atttend negotiationa aimed at ending the three-year civil war.... In France today one protester was killed when protesters gathered at some 2,000 locations in opposition to RISING GASOLINE PRICES..... The name of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been...
  • Amazon’s missed opportunity: Failing to put part of HQ2 in a red state

    11/16/2018 1:09:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 15, 2018 | Mitchell Schnurman, Business columnist
    Amazon has been an aggressive advocate for diversity. That includes providing strong support for immigrants, minorities, the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, the military, women engineers and more. When the company was searching for a second headquarters, it made diversity a key issue. To achieve long-term success, Amazon said last year, the winning city must have a diverse population and a community that supports it. Does that also mean diversity in politics, geography and even home prices? Apparently not, because Amazon chose two locales — New York City and Washington — that have a lot in common with its hometown...
  • Infosys to open tech hub in Texas, hire 500 American workers

    11/15/2018 11:09:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Times of India ^ | November 14, 2018 | The Press Trust of India
    Highlights • Last year, Infosys had announced setting up of four such hubs and hiring about 10,000 locals in the US by 2019 • Infosys has hired over 6,200 American workers since May 2017...
  • Wanted at Chinese Start-Ups: Attractive Women to Ease Coders’ Stress

    11/15/2018 10:47:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 24, 2018 | Sui-Lee Wee
    BEIJING — China’s vibrant technology scene is searching for people like Shen Yue. Qualifications: Must be attractive, know how to charm socially awkward programmers and give relaxing massages. Ms. Shen is a “programmer motivator,” as they are known in China. Part psychologist, part cheerleader, the women are hired to chat up and calm stressed-out coders. The jobs are proliferating in a society that largely adheres to gender stereotypes and believes that male programmers are “zhai,” or nerds who have no social lives. “They really need someone to talk to them from time to time and to organize activities for them...
  • Vox Justifies Leftists Terrorizing Opponents [semi-satire]

    11/13/2018 7:18:47 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Nov 2018 | John Semmens
    Last week a loud and angry mob of Antifa activists surrounded the home of Fox News personality Tucker Carlson engaged in lengthy chanting of leftist slogans and ended up breaking the home’s front door. Tucker’s terrified wife barricaded herself inside and called the police. While most media commentators on both sides of the left-right spectrum denounced this tactic, Vox Senior Correspondent and co-founder Matthew Yglesias hailed it, saying “I think the idea behind terrorizing his family is to make them feel some of the fear that the victims of MAGA-inspired violence feel thanks to the non-stop racial incitement coming from...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 11/10/2018 (News Dump Edition)

    11/10/2018 5:38:34 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/10/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump has approved an emergency declaration because of wildfires in California. Its been a brutal week of wildfires affecting northern California with nine deaths in the town of Paradise, 6,700 structures were destroyed there in the town of 26,000 when the fire suddenly swept through causing confusion and traffic jams in the midst of the raging inferno. 35 PEOPLE ARE REPORTED MISSING THERE..... Yesterday, a new fire spread rapidly in southern California..... President Trump tweeted about the situation at around 3am this morning: "There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that...
  • Taxpayer funded ABC discusses the virtues of using sex robots

    11/09/2018 1:04:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Caldron Pool ^ | November 7, 2018 | Caldron Pool
    The ABC is being slammed, yet again. This time for their most recent episode of Q&A, where sexologist Nikki Goldstein suggested socially inept people could benefit from sex bots. “I feel like there are people who really do struggle to have these intimate connections,” Goldstein said. “I’ve interviewed people before that go to brothels, and they feel that the only way they can have this girlfriend experience is to be paying for it. They don’t necessarily want to be there.” “Now when I think of sex robots and where we’re going with A.I. technology, I feel like that’s the perfect...
  • Official Court Documents Reveal Google Believes Free Speech Is “Disastrous” For Society

    11/09/2018 7:14:12 AM PST · by deandg99 · 12 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/09/2018 | Tim Brown
    Frankly, as soon as Google began engaging in censorship and manipulating search results, they should have been shut down. They received millions of taxpayer dollars illegally and unconstitutionally through a CIA-front group to get started. As such, they should be held to the same restraints that the federal government is concerning speech and while they are not those who may legislate, they should be those who are not allowed to censor. Recent court documents are now revealing just how Communistic Google actually is as they have now stated that free speech is “disastrous” for a society. In a statement filed...