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  • Licensing restricts the right to work in NH

    03/22/2017 4:26:12 PM PDT · by 198ml · 6 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 3/21/17 | Grant Bosse
    Rest assured, Granite Staters. Your state government is hard at work protecting you from violent crime, dirty water and bad hair days. The state Board of Barbering, Cosmetology and Esthetics regulates who can cut hair professionally in New Hampshire. In order to obtain a barber’s license, you need to have a high school degree, 800 hours of instruction at a state-approved barbering school, 1,600 hours apprenticing under an already licensed barber, pass a test and pay a fee. There are even steeper requirements for cosmetology, defined as “arranging, dressing, curling, waving, cleansing, cutting, bleaching, coloring or similarly treating the hair...
  • NYPD Turns Against the FBI: Seized Laptop Shows Hillary Clinton Covered Up

    03/22/2017 2:34:28 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 78 replies
    True Pundit ^ | March 22, 2017 | Investigative Bureau
    New York Police Department detectives and sources working an underage child pornography case against Anthony Weiner confirm the laptop seized from the former congressman contains proof that Hillary Clinton knew he was engaging in a long sexual relationship with a minor but did not intervene to alert any state or federal authorities to protect the 15 year old. Not blowing the whistle on the serial sexter allowed Weiner to keep sexting the youth via cell phone and internet chats for approximately another four more months, NYPD sources said. While Clinton was busy campaigning to be the first female US president...
  • NYPD sent video teams to record Occupy and BLM protests over 400 times, documents reveal

    03/22/2017 1:26:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Verge ^ | March 22, 2017 | George Joseph
    New York City Police Department documents obtained by The Verge show that police camera teams were deployed to hundreds of Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street protests from 2011–2013 and 2016. Originally acquired through a Freedom of Information Law request by New York attorney David Thompson of Stecklow, Cohen & Thompson, the records are job reports from the NYPD’s Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU) that document over 400 instances in which the unit’s video team attended, and sometimes filmed, demonstrations. More important than the records the NYPD turned over, however, are those that it claims it cannot find: namely,...
  • Situational Awareness: Clerk has gun Ready When Robber Points Pistol (video)

    03/21/2017 6:26:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In this interesting video of an attempted robbery, the clerk's situational awareness allows him to respond quickly. The shooting occurred on March 10, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. The clerk is suspicious of the customer coming in the door with his hand hidden. The clerk draws his semi-auto from his right side back pocket.  The lack of a holster is a good clue to a lack of training. Store personnel armed themselves after three armed robberies in a year. Link to video: In the video, I was only able to detect two shots.  One can be heard as the suspect...
  • Wawa hiring 5,000 new employees this spring

    03/20/2017 11:15:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WPVI-TV ^ | March 16, 2017
    If you are looking for a job and love Hoagiefest, good news - your neighborhood Wawa is hiring. Wawa announced on Thursday plans to hire more than 5,000 new employees during the next three months for its 750 stores. The company is looking to fill customer-service and management level positions. "We are excited to launch our spring hiring campaign to recruit new Wawa associates. As a company, part of fulfilling lives means adding jobs for new associates, while also providing advancement opportunities for the more than 30,000 Wawa associates who are part of our team," Dave Filano, Manager of Talent...
  • N.J. OKs $17M in tax credits for company bringing 178 jobs to Trenton

    03/17/2017 8:47:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The South Jersey Times ^ | March 17, 2017 | Cristina Rojas
    TRENTON -- A tech company is choosing to relocate to Trenton over Wilmington, Delaware, after securing more than $17 million in state tax credits. The state Economic Development Authority on Thursday approved the Grow New Jersey tax credits for Maestro Technologies, a technology consulting and data management systems firm. Now headquartered in Edison, Maestro has a small office in Watchung and several employees who work remotely or at client sites across the country. CEO Kamal Bathla says the company wanted to centrally locate the staff into a new headquarters to better facilitate training, efficiency and product development. Maestro was deciding...
  • A Kansas Resident's Upset the Children In a Viral Adoption Listing Are White

    03/17/2017 6:43:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    MRC TV ^ | March 14, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Just when you thought the obsession with race in this country couldn’t get any worse, it gets worse. One Kansas resident is a leading contender for the position of "Worst Person In the Entire World" for her racially-charged reaction to siblings who were merely looking for a family to adopt them so they could stay together. Over the weekend, the Kansas City Star ran a “Family Wanted” listing featuring five adorable children who were looking to find a forever home to adopt them so they didn’t have to be separated. The “Family Wanted” listing spoke about Bradley, 11, Preston, 10, Layla, 8, Landon,...
  • Sad Day! Illegal Immigrants are going hungry so Trump won’t deport them

    03/17/2017 2:01:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    The Doctor Of Common Sense ^ | march 17, 2017 | ET Williams
    Sad Day! Illegal Immigrants are going hungry so Trump won’t deport them
  • 150 new jobs coming to GC Services in Huntington (West Virginia)

    03/16/2017 3:52:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WSAZ-TV ^ | March 13, 2017 | Staff
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- GC Services, a call center in Huntington, is hiring 150 long-term, full-time customer service positions. The company will be hosting onsite job fairs Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The interviews will take place at GC Services at 4220 Terrace Ave, Huntington, WV 25705. At each job fair, managers will be taking applications, conducting interviews and making same-day offers to qualified applicants. If you don't have a computer to fill out an application, you can use one onsite. "The best part about our business is it's actually booming and we've done such a...
  • Grieving California man: Trump called after crash blamed on five-time deportee

    03/16/2017 1:27:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | March 16, 2017 | The Los Angeles Daily News
    A Los Angeles man whose fiancee was killed in a car crash last month, allegedly by an undocumented immigrant who had been deported five times, said he has received words of encouragement from President Donald Trump. Rodrigo Macias appeared on the television news program “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday morning to discuss the death of his fiancee, Sandra Duran, 42. After appearing on the program, Macias said he received a telephone call from Trump, who offered him and the family his condolences and urged them to “stay strong.” Trump also said he’s fighting hard to secure the nation’s borders and...
  • Commentary: The real reason New York US Attorney Preet Bharara was asked to resign

    03/16/2017 8:09:16 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 27 replies
    The Carribbean Radio ^ | March 15, 2017 | Richard Lawless
    Before the inauguration, Donald Trump and Preet Bharara met and an agreement was struck that would keep US Attorney Bharara in his current position in New York under a new Trump administration. New York Senator Charles Schumer was instrumental in getting Bharara appointed to that position and in return was asked from time to time to do favors for the senator and his allies. Up until recently, President Trump had no idea what was really going on. Once President Trump’s staff understood the quid pro quo, they had no choice but to ask for Bharara’s resignation.
  • Rock Connections to add 500 workers this year (Detroit, Michigan)

    03/16/2017 2:25:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Crain's ^ | March 12, 2017 | Chad Livengood
    A call center company spun off from Quicken Loans' telephone-focused mortgage sales operation is planning to add 500 employees by year's end and looking for additional office space in downtown Detroit. Rock Connections, a five-year-old call center and part of Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert's family of companies, has reached capacity with 800 employees in its building at 1900 Saint Antoine next to Ford Field, said Victor You, CEO of Rock Connections. The fast growth adds teeth to Gilbert's observation that call centers could be a growth industry for Detroit and create a "point of entry" to jobs for residents....
  • Company that will create 500 jobs opens in DeKalb (Georgia)

    03/16/2017 1:42:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | March 10, 2017 | Joshua Sharpe
    An Ireland-based cyber-security and payments industry firm has opened its Brookhaven location, which will eventually create 500 jobs for DeKalb County. Sysnet Global Solutions intends to invest $2 million with the Brookhaven center in the Perimeter Summit development. Numerous officials and community leaders were on hand for a ceremony at the site Thursday, including Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst. He’s said he’s excited to have the company in town. “Five hundred plus jobs is always a great sign of a vibrant economy,” he said in January....
  • Metro Police Officer Will Not be Charged in Deadly Alpine Bank Shooting

    03/15/2017 5:51:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WQRF-TV ^ | March 14, 2017
    ROCKFORD - WARNING: This story contains graphic video of a shooting death. It was distributed to show that a security guard's actions in use of deadly force were justified. Viewer discretion is advised.The Metro Security Officer who shot and killed an armed bank robber after the robber pointed a gun and fired at him will not be charged in the shooting. The Winnebago County State's Attorney's office has determined the use of deadly force was justified given the life-threatening danger the bank robber presented. 34-year-old Laurence Turner entered the bank on North Mulford Road in the late afternoon of January...
  • Another Abortuary Bites The Dust!

    03/15/2017 2:06:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    VOILA! It was March of 2004 when we started our pro-life presence of prayer, sidewalk counseling and general Christian witness in front of this place at 1400 Spring Street, Silver Spring, MD.  It was a branch office of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan DC.  Now thirteen years later, they are closing shop. They seem to be consolidating their operations at their new abortuary in NE Washington.  I think it's quite possible that our presence there, week after week, year after year, contributed to their decision to close their Maryland abortuary.  Perhaps we cut into their revenue stream so much that they...
  • Designer eyewear company to create 1,000 jobs in Henry County (Georgia)

    03/14/2017 6:12:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WAGA-TV ^ | March 14, 2017
    HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - Luxottica Group, a leading designer eyewear manufacturer, is planning to create 1,000 jobs in Henry County with the addition of its North American distribution facility. According to a press release from Governor Nathan Deal, the expansion will use the company’s new lens service model in which both frames and lenses are assembled and distributed from a single location in Henry County by the end of 2017. The company said in a press release that move will allow them “to produce and deliver a complete pair of prescription frames of the highest quality and perfect fit anywhere...
  • White House Fence Jumper Believed BuzzFeed’s ‘Golden Showers’ Dossier Was His Fault

    03/14/2017 12:06:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    We Are Change ^ | 3/14/17 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    On Monday, February 27th I attended an event hosted by Roger Stone at the Hay Adams Hotel to celebrate the release of his new book — so did the White House fence jumper.The formal event was beautiful and packed with journalists from Breitbart, the Atlantic, and many other outlets — as well as some of Stone’s biggest fans. Among them was Jonathan T. Tran, 26, who mingled his way through the crowd.Following the event I went to Off the Record, the bar downstairs, with several friends. We sat at a table close to the entrance and laughed about the brilliant...
  • Mark Zuckerberg The Billionaire Tech Mogul Visits The Scene Of The Charleston Church Massacre

    03/13/2017 7:48:05 PM PDT · by Ellajonnez · 33 replies
    On June 17, 2015 during a prayer service, was when the Charleston church massacre took place. This was a mass shooting and hate crime that at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, US. The shooting lead to the death of nine people who were killed by 21-year-old white supremacist, Dylann Roof. Although three other victims survived but Roof was sentenced to Death in January 2017. And now billionaire Tech Mogul, Mark Zuckerberg, has paid a visit to the church on Sunday and also decided to shared his experience: “I’m in Charleston, South Carolina and I...
  • Is Trump Trolling the White House Press Corps?

    03/13/2017 6:14:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New Yorker | The March 20th 2017 Issue | Andrew Marantz
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/20/is-trump-trolling-the-white-house-press-corps
  • Egg-ceptional eggs

    03/12/2017 8:25:25 AM PDT · by SandRat · 21 replies
    SIERRA VISTA -- Easter may still be over a month away, but one local Pysanky artist has been working on her eggs for weeks. Ruthann McCaulley decorates eggs by Pysanky method, a Ukrainian folk art that uses a kistka or writing tool to apply hot wax to an egg followed by a progression of various color dyes. After each dye, additional detail is applied with wax until the design is complete. The big finale happens when the wax is removed and the finished artwork is revealed. Pysanky is an age old art deeply rooted in symbolic meaning. Egg designs and...
  • BMW supplier Gestamp to add 130 jobs in Union (South Carolina)

    03/11/2017 3:54:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Spartanburg Herald-Journal ^ | March 8, 2017 | Bob Montgomery
    BMW supplier Gestamp North America announced Wednesday it will invest $129 million and boost its workforce by a third with 130 jobs new jobs in an expansion of its Union County facility. The growth is needed to meet an increased demand in business from the automotive industry, S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster said in a statement. “We are very excited about this project, our partnership and the confidence they have in our community,” Union County Supervisor Frank Hart stated. “This major industrial expansion is a testament to the fact that Union County is a great place to locate, operate and expand...
  • L.A. officials to ICE: Stop calling yourselves police

    03/10/2017 11:23:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | March 10, 2017 | Catherine E. Shoichet
    It's a detail that stands out in photos of recent immigration roundups across the country: federal agents wearing clothing that labels them as "police." Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say it's an accurate word for them to use, and it can mean the difference between life and death in volatile situations. But elected officials in Los Angeles say they want the practice to stop. When ICE officers call themselves "police," they claim, it's misleading and endangers public safety. How long has this been happening? What's the debate? And why is it coming up now? The history It isn't new for...
  • Campbell teacher says in email he refuses to teach children of illegal immigrants

    03/09/2017 2:43:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    KITV-TV ^ | March 9, 2017 | Mike Cherry
    Hawaii -- An educator at Campbell High School is in hot water for stoking the flames of how President Donald Trump's travel ban could impact his students. Teacher John Sullivan sent an email to Campbell High School staff saying that he would NOT teach any children who were illegal immigrants. Sullivan's response came when he replied to an internal school email thread titled "STUDENTS ARE BEING KEPT HOME FROM SCHOOL DUE TO DEPORTATION FEARS." Another teacher had messaged school staff members with recommendations on how to deal with students who were afraid their family members could face deportation from Hawaii....
  • Oil and gas giant expects to spend $840 million in Colorado this year

    03/08/2017 9:58:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Denver Business Journal ^ | March 7, 2017 | Cathy Proctor
    Anadarko Petroleum Corp., one of Colorado’s biggest oil and gas companies, on Tuesday said it would pour about $840 million this year into its operations in the state’s Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin, which sprawls north and east of Denver to the state line. The company (NYSE: APC), which has been working in the DJ basin for years, also boosted the amount of oil, natural gas and liquids it expects to pull from the basin by about 33 percent — to more than 2 billion barrels of oil equivalent, at least. As part of its annual announcement about capital investment for the...
  • Digi-Key plans to generate 1000 jobs in Thief River Falls (Minnesota)

    03/08/2017 9:51:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    WDAZ-TV ^ | March 8, 2017 | Ken Chase
    THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN (WDAZ-TV) – One thousand new jobs could come to one local town. But if they don't get what they need, they could go elsewhere. Electronics like iPhones and computer electrical components were made using parts distributed by Digi-Key. The company says they're growing, and that's why they want to build a brand new one million square foot building in Thief River Falls. Brian Holmer, Thief River Falls mayor: "You take a look at a project his magnitude, you know, $200-300 million. The construction of the building is gonna cover like 23 acres, which is enormous." In...
  • Train hits bus in Mississippi, killing at least 3; rescuers cut through wreckage

    03/07/2017 5:51:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WJLA-TV ^ | March 7, 2017 | Jeff Amy and Kevin McGill, The Associated Press
    <p>BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A freight train smashed into a charter bus in Biloxi, Mississippi, on Tuesday, pushing the bus 300 feet down the tracks and leaving at least three people dead, authorities said. Rescuers spent more than an hour removing passengers, cutting through the bus's heavily damaged frame to extract the last two.</p>
  • Illinois Is Prepared—for Zombies The state readies for an undead apocalypse -financial

    03/07/2017 3:07:13 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | March 6, 2017 | Gerald Skoning
    Illinois Is Prepared—for Zombies The state readies for an undead apocalypse while its financial situation grows worse. Gerald Skoning Illinois’s state lawmakers are busy these days, but not with trying to reform the pension system or improve Springfield’s dismal bond rating. Instead, they’re moving to designate October 2017 as Zombie Preparedness Month. This may sound like a joke, but it’s (un)deadly serious: A resolution adopted by the state House last month contends that “while a Zombie Apocalypse may never happen, the preparation for such an event is the same as for any natural disaster.” Residents are urged to “create a...
  • Seyi Hunter | Women Should Not Walk Out Of Their Marriages Simply Because Their Husbands Cheat

    03/06/2017 1:58:30 PM PST · by Ellajonnez · 52 replies
    Seyi Hunter one of Nollywood uprising actress said women should not walk out of their marriage simply because their husband’s cheat.She said this in a recent discussion with Vanguard The actress told VANGUARD Allure, “It isn’t right for any lady to walk out of her marriage for any reason, except domestic violence is involved. I am not talking about occasional slaps here and there. If he beats you like he’ll beat a thief, my dear sister you need to run for your life because he might kill you one day or disfigure you. But if you leave because of cheating,...
  • Butler County manufacturing firm adding 220 new jobs (Georgia)

    03/06/2017 9:55:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Journal-News ^ | March 6, 2017 | Eric Schwartzberg
    WEST CHESTER TWP.— A Butler County-based contract manufacturing firm plans to create about 220 jobs in the coming 18 months. The move by TSS Technologies will more than double the company’s workforce, which is divided between a West Chester-based assembly facility and a Woodlawn-based machining facility, according to Dennis Ross, the firm’s director of talent acquisition. Of the 220 positions the company is looking to add, about 180 will be hourly positions and the remaining 40 will be salaried engineering positions, Ross said. TSS Technologies supports supporting custom automation companies, systems integration and engineering, machining and contract manufacturing, he said....
  • Reigning royalty rides high

    03/05/2017 2:10:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies
    SIERRA VISTA - A group of four young ladies representing the Sierra Vista Riding Club won first place in the royalty division at the recent Tucson Rodeo Parade. Sierra Vista Riding Club royalty - Queen Gracie Martin and the three members of her court - Princess Brianna Young and two “little misses,” Makayla Moss and Paige Evans - rode down the parade route in a carriage pulled by a pair of massive Percheron draft horses, winning the royalty division.
  • Transgender job fair aims to match people with employers

    03/04/2017 6:29:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WSYX-TV ^ | March 4, 2017 | Haley Nelson
    COLUMBUS (WSYX/WTTE) — There are jobs out there. That's message to people gathered for one-on-one resume critiques, interview tips and networking. But, this isn't your typical job fair. Put on by Trans-Ohio at Columbus Public Health, the gathering today was for people who are transgender or non-gender conforming. "Trying to see a connection between the community and these employers," says Melissa Alexander, the co-chair of Trans-Ohio. People chatted with job coaches. Later in the day, around 20 companies set up to talk to potential employees. "We are discriminated against," says Alexander, "that is the reason why our unemployment rate is...
  • How Sierra Vista McDonald’s drove into history

    03/04/2017 7:22:08 AM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Steve Stockmar
    SIERRA VISTA — Credit — or blame? — the Army for the first drive-through fast food restaurant in the world. Impossible as it may seem to believe today, especially in an Army town like Sierra Vista, home to Fort Huachuca, where camo is as frequently seen among residents as sunshine, there was a time when soldiers had strict orders not to wear their fatigues off the military base. For local businesses in town, like the McDonald’s restaurant on Sierra Vista’s main drag, Fry Boulevard, that spelled trouble. “I don’t know why,” current owner LeAnn Richards wondered of the rule. “We...
  • Undocumented Stamford man accused of sexually assaulting girl, 3

    03/03/2017 9:44:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Stamford Advocate ^ | March 2, 2017
    STAMFORD — Police say the 19-year-old Cove man charged with sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl was supposed to attend an immigration hearing only hours before he was arrested Thursday morning. Douglas Hus-Flores, a Guatemalan native, appears to have been living in Stamford illegally, police said. An immigration detainer has been placed on him as well as a $250,000 court appearance bond, following his arraignment at the Stamford courthouse Thursday afternoon. Hus-Flores was charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor after the toddler was transported to Stamford Hospital for injuries and bleeding police say she sustained...
  • Pro-Donald Trump march, counter-protesters expected in Berkeley

    03/03/2017 8:04:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    KGO-TV ^ | March 3, 2017
    BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) -- Marches are scheduled all over the country Saturday by those who say they want to show support for President Donald Trump. One of those events is planned for Berkeley where it's already stirring up controversy. "I think it is a civil rights issue. That people who support Donald Trump, who support the President have a right to make that known," Berkeley College Republicans member Jack Palkovic told ABC7. Palkovic says he plans to participate in a march on Saturday. A video and a Facebook event page announced the protest organized by Rich Black. He's listed as...
  • Reportedly Mob-connected Democrat Marty Moylan wants a $100 FOID card (ILLINOIS)

    03/02/2017 7:25:29 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    GUNS SAVE LIFE ^ | FEB 28, 2017
    Reportedly Mob-connected Democrat Marty Moylan wants a $100 FOID card February 28, 2017 Back when Rod Blagojevich busied himself introducing all manner of radical gun control schemes, Democrat Marty Moylan worked as an Electrical Union enforcer. His job, among other things, involved getting Electrical Union workers "out of jams". He's also got ties to the Chicago mob, per the "Chicago Clout" blog. Marty Moylan later became mayor of Des Plaines. Now, the guy "that will tell you anything to get elected" has wormed his way into the Illinois House. Democrat Marty Moylan stands as one of those Progressive Caucus Democrats...
  • Teacher's Trump comments allegedly made students cry

    03/02/2017 12:53:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WTOL-TV ^ | March 2, 2017 | CNN & KTNV
    LAS VEGAS (KTNV/CNN) – A mother says comments by her son’s teacher about President Donald Trump’s immigration policies made some middle school students cry. Laura Llamas filed an incident report Monday after her son told her about his math teacher’s political remarks, which happened during a lesson. "He was like, 'My teacher mentioned that she supported Trump's policies on deporting illegals because illegals are the ones that bring drugs into the communities,'" Llamas said. Parents say the comments caused some kids to start crying, prompting the teacher to apologize. “Everyone was just shocked because they didn’t expect their teacher to...
  • Ann Arbor father of 4 faces sudden deportation after living in US for 18 years (Yousef Ajin)

    02/27/2017 9:35:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    WDIV-TV ^ | February 27, 2017 | Priya Mann and Derick Hutchinson
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. - A father of four from Metro Detroit is facing possible deportation Monday after having lived in the United States for 18 years. Yousef Ajin's supporters are growing louder after he was detained last month during a routine check-in with agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He was working toward gaining his citizenship. Ajin's loved ones and friends and local leaders are rallying around him in an effort to keep the family together. A deportation hearing for Ajin is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building. The family hopes for a...
  • Protesters snarl rush-hour traffic, denounce Trump, urge $15 minimum wage (Minneapolis)

    02/27/2017 8:24:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Star Tribune ^ | February 27, 2017 | Pat Pheifer
    Voices of protest rose high once again when dusk fell Monday in downtown Minneapolis. The group of 150 to 200 people snarled rush-hour traffic in some spots but stayed peaceful — both protesters and police, who were leading and following the group. Several causes were represented: rallying for a $15 minimum wage, denouncing President Donald Trump and his immigration policies, supporting Black Lives Matter and denouncing law enforcement actions at the pipeline protests in North Dakota. At the group's final stop outside Hennepin County jail, demonstrators hurled insults at the Sheriff's Department and the city of Minneapolis. Protesters said they...
  • Hillary Clinton Says Donald Trump 'Must Step Up, Speak' After Indian's Shooting In Kansas

    02/27/2017 7:53:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    NDTV ^ | February 28, 2017 | Indroneil B. Biswas and Press Trust of India
    Houston: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called on US President Donald Trump to speak out against the murder of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was killed after 51-year-old Adam Purinton opened fire at two Indians in a Kansas City bar last week. Ms Clinton, who unsuccessfully contested as the Democratic candidate in the US Presidential election against Mr Trump, tweeted:(TWEET-AT-LINK) President Trump is yet to comment on the incident which left Kuchibhotla dead and injured two others. Mr Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer, however, last week said that it was too early to describe the incident as...
  • Basic Reporting Errors Lead Media To Falsely Report Trump Pay-To-Play Allegations

    02/27/2017 10:27:45 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 23 replies
    True Pundit ^ | Feb. 27, 2017 | Admin.
    Basic reporting errors by Reuters and NPR resulted in journalists falsely reporting that President Trump attended a foreign diplomat’s party at Trump’s D.C. hotel in what was portrayed as a possible pay-to-play scenario. NPR and Reuters both reported that Kuwait’s ambassador to the U.S., Salem al-Sabah, was throwing a gala in honor of his country’s independence day at the Trump International Hotel. Reuters definitively placed the event as happening on Saturday, while NPR’s coverage implied the same. According to Reuters, the event was expected to cost between $40,000 and $60,000. When Trump was spotted at the hotel on Saturday, a...
  • Must love heavy metal: Local manufacturers feeling that worker shortage too (Minnesota)

    02/26/2017 6:22:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Detroit Lakes Tribune ^ | February 26, 2017 | Kaysey Price
    When BTD employee, Derrick Cariveau extends a hand to introduce himself mid-shift, his palms are a little dirty, and he talks a little louder to make sure his voice carries over the noise of welding robots. The faint smell of welding smoke and coolant is detectable in the air—it's a shop where work gets done, but it's far from the sweatshop some may think when they hear "manufacturing." Safety is always put first, and the reality is that with robots breaking into—and reshaping—the manufacturing industry, a lot of the heavy lifting is being taken care of by robotic hands rather...
  • To keep their artists, cities explore affordable housing

    02/26/2017 4:28:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Watertown Daily Times ^ | February 26, 2017 | Stateline.org
    NEW ORLEANS — At 75, Deacon John Moore considers himself one of the lucky ones: The scion of three generations of music-making Creoles, he’s been able to sustain himself with his guitar, raise a family, buy a house. Most other musicians here, he says, aren’t so fortunate. He’s tooling around the streets of Treme — one of the nation’s oldest black neighborhoods and the birthplace of jazz — in his ancient Volvo, pointing out all the gentrified houses, the ones with the jacked up rents. Everybody wants to live here now, he said. New Orleans is enjoying a renaissance 12...
  • Protester Disrespects Police – Learns The Hard Way They Are Allowed To Fight Back [VIDEO]

    02/25/2017 10:14:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | February 24, 2017
    A female protester on the streets of Portland, Oregon, got an agonizing lesson about the hazards of disrespecting law officers and not following orders. The woman was marching during the liberal city’s “Not My Presidents Day” protest Monday when she approached officers in riot gear and began displaying the middle finger right to their face. The police took her to the ground, but seemingly that wasn’t enough of a warning to change her ways. With the help of other protesters, the woman got up and went right back to getting in their faces and raising her middle fingers once again....
  • Riding, roping, and ranching Third-graders learn the art of the cowboy

    02/25/2017 9:58:32 AM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies
    TOMBSTONE – Saddle up and hang onto your hats! It’s rodeo time! While Arizona celebrates Tucson Rodeo festivities, third-graders from Huachuca City School are learning all about riding, roping and ranching, as well as a little rodeoing on the side. On Wednesday, about 50 young buckaroos traveled to Tombstone High School for a crash course on cowboys and ranching. The Future Farmers of America students organized the event and worked with the young cowboys and cowgirls as they dabbled in bull riding and roping and learned how to saddle a horse. They met goats and other petting zoo animals and...
  • Group opposing Trump's agenda forms in Shoals (Alabama)

    02/24/2017 10:25:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Times Daily ^ | February 25, 2017 | Russ Corey
    MUSCLE SHOALS -- Groups opposing the agenda of President Donald Trump are springing up all over the nation and the Shoals is no different. Members of the organization claim when the Indivisible Guide was released as a Google document file in December, it was downloaded more than 1 million times. It contained ways to keep up with what's going on in Congress, and how to influence your member of Congress through grassroots activism. Today, there are roughly 7,000 Indivisible groups across the country, including at least 25 in Alabama. Indivisible Northwest Alabama came together in late January, and a...
  • Californians Rally for Single-Payer Health Care System

    02/24/2017 7:57:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 23, 2017 | Eric Scheiner
    KTXL reports that a rally was held in Sacramento, California Wednesday by proponents of a bill that would create a one payer health care system. Participants included health care unions and patients. Dr. Paul Song told KTXL, “If we make the system more efficient by having one payer, we can save billions of billions of dollars a year. Plus, we don’t really need to put any more money in - the money is there.” Bill co-author Senator Toni Atkins of San Diego says Californians shouldn’t have Washington dictate how healthcare is provided to its citizens. She tells KTXL, now that Californians...
  • OC Fairgrounds will shut down for March weekend amid concerns over pro-Trump rally

    02/24/2017 11:04:09 AM PST · by chrisinoc · 7 replies
    COSTA MESA The OC Fair & Event Center will close the weekend of March 25-26, canceling several events, over concerns about a planned pro-President Donald Trump rally and counter protest near the property, fair officials said Thursday. The Make America Great Again Nationwide March is scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. March 25 near Fair Drive and Fairview Road, according to a Southern California MAGA March Facebook page. “We are marching for our President, Vice President, Military, and First Responders,” the MAGA March Facebook page states. “We are the silent majority and we are ready for a real change.”
  • Pro-Trump rally scheduled for Madison’s Town Park (Georgia)

    02/23/2017 7:46:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Morgan County Citizen and Madisonian ^ | February 23, 2017 | Tia Lynn Ivey, Managing Editor
    A local woman, Kim Acres, is orchestrating a pro-Trump rally at Town Park in Madison next week in conjunction with a nationwide effort, The Spirit of America Rally,” urging Americans to come together to simultaneously show public support for President Donald Trump. The first round of rallies will be held across the country on Monday, February 27 at noon, including the one at Town Park. “This is to show support for our President. Let’s show that Patriotism has not died. These rallies are being held all across this great country on that same date and time. Let’s join them in...
  • A Pleasant Day Protesting All Things Trump

    02/23/2017 12:01:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 23, 2017 | Charles Lipson
    It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood. That’s unusual for Presidents’ Day in Chicago, where the weather is typically a mournful dirge for Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, with blowing snow and biting wind. But in 2017, it was a gentle, sunny day that felt like mid-May. A good day for a protest, and one had gathered on the riverbank opposite Trump Tower. There were lots of police nearby, but they were relaxed, without much to do. The demonstration was clearly peaceful, so I decided to walk over and see what it was about. It was about President Donald...
  • Alan Colmes Radio

    02/23/2017 6:23:42 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Fox ^ | 23 Feb 2017
    Not yet on media, but just learned from Ingraham Radio that Alan Colmes has died.