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  • How Ten Dem (Dumb) Members of Congress Encourage the Use of Child Terrorists

    11/23/2017 4:49:23 AM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 11/23/17 | Alan M Derschowitz
    Now ten members of the "progressive caucus" of the Democratic Party are trying to give these terrorist leaders another reason for using even younger terrorists to kill even more innocent civilians. The bill fails to acknowledge that some of the most barbaric terrorist attacks against Jewish Israelis have been committed by Palestinian teens who have been recruited by terrorist leaders. Israel has a right — according to international law — to protect its citizens from constant terror attacks, even those committed by young Palestinians. Indeed, it has an obligation to do so. Palestinian terrorist leaders often use teenagers to...
  • Shipyard looks to hire for 160 industrial jobs (Maine)

    11/12/2017 9:40:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Foster's Democrat ^ | November 12, 2017 | Alexander LaCasse
    KITTTERY, Maine — Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is seeking 160 individuals with experience in industrial work and is hosting a job fair at the Regatta Conference Center in Eliot to help find them. The Tuesday, Nov. 14 job fair will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Public affairs officer Jeremy Lambert said the shipyard is looking to fill roughly 160 positions in fields such as chemistry, electrical work, engineering, insulation, mechanics, pipefitting, radiological work, sheet metal work and many others. The shipyard is asking applicants to bring copies of their resumes, professional certificates, academic transcripts and for former members of...
  • Maine governor says he won't implement voter-approved Medicaid expansion without full funding

    11/10/2017 2:34:40 PM PST · by buckalfa · 7 replies
    Becker's Hospital Review ^ | November 10, 2017 | Kelly Gooch
    On Tuesday, Maine became the 32nd state to approve Medicaid expansion and the first to do so via referendum. But Republican Gov. Paul LePage is pushing back. In a statement released the day after the vote, the governor referenced costs associated with the initiative, saying taxpayers would be on the hook for "hundreds of millions of dollars." "The last time Maine experimented with Medicaid expansion in 2002 under then-Gov. Angus King, it created a $750 million debt to hospitals, resulted in massive budget shortfalls every year, did not reduce emergency room use, did not reduce the number of uninsured Mainers...
  • City Clerk Searching for Owner of Dentures Left at Polls

    11/10/2017 6:31:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    US News ^ | 11/09/16
    <p>PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A city clerk in Maine is looking for the owner of a set of dentures left behind in a polling booth.</p> <p>The Portland Press Herald reports the false teeth were discovered during Tuesday's election. An election clerk found the teeth in an auditorium that serves as a polling place in Portland.</p>
  • Maine Just Jumped On The Medicaid Expansion Bandwagon

    11/08/2017 1:27:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/08/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    While everyone else was focused on the drubbing the GOP was taking in the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial races, something equally disturbing was taking place up in Maine. Despite Governor Paul LePage’s best efforts in recent years, the voters there overwhelmingly voted to expand Medicaid coverage under Obamacare. Considering the state’s graying population and rising health insurance premiums, it probably wasn’t all that shocking. (Associated Press) Residents in this rural state grappling with a heroin epidemic and an aging population voted Tuesday to deliver a rebuke to Republican Gov. Paul LePage and join 31 other states that have...
  • Maine to emphasize road safety in future construction projects

    10/25/2017 10:11:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | October 20, 2017 | Peter McGuire
    State officials intend to redirect highway funding to improve safety on Maine roads and stem a rising trend of injuries and deaths among pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers.Changes to transportation funding follow the completion of a report by a state task force on roadway safety. The task force was commissioned in February by Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt in response to a rising trend of vehicle collisions, specifically pedestrian deaths. It released its report publicly on Friday. “We had a terrible year last year with fatalities on our road system,” said Joyce Taylor, chief engineer at Maine Department of Transportation. “That really...
  • LePage threatens to remove Maine sheriffs who won’t detain immigrants

    09/26/2017 3:27:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    WGME news ^ | 9-2017 | Michael Shepherd
    AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Gov. Paul LePage said Monday that he may remove two Maine sheriffs for not cooperating with federal immigration officials — an apparent shot at one sheriff who announced last week that he wouldn’t hold federal inmates past their release dates. The Republican governor told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham that he would be issuing an executive order soon because Maine has “a couple of sheriffs who say they’re not going to work” with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. “So, there’s likelihood that you’re going to be hearing some stories about some sheriffs being removed from their...
  • Sen. Collins says she’s leaning against voting for Graham-Cassidy health care bill

    09/22/2017 10:50:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Portland Press Herald ^ | September 22, 2017 | Joe Lawlor
    U.S. Sen. Susan Collins all but said she would vote “no” on an Affordable Care Act repeal bill on Friday morning at an event in Portland. “I’m leaning against the bill,” the Maine Republican said after listing a series of serious deficiencies in the Graham-Cassidy repeal bill. “I’m just trying to do what I believe is the right thing for the people of Maine,” Collins said. She said Graham-Cassidy undermines pre-existing conditions, a major flaw in the bill. “I’m reading the fine print on Graham-Cassidy,” Collins said. She said insurers could charge sky-high rates to people with pre-existing conditions. “The...
  • Stephen King for governor?

    09/12/2017 9:30:54 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 12
    Stephen King fans are hoping they can get the author of the clown horror story It and 53 other novels to consider running for political office. Among them are the state's most recent former governor, two-term Democrat John Baldacci, who told the Washington Examiner, "Stephen would win any office he decided to run for in Maine." "I would be out there handing out fliers and putting on bumper stickers for him," said Baldacci, who left office after eight years in 2011. "He's been a big asset for the state of Maine and for a lot of people who look for...
  • Rare white 'translucent' lobster caught by Maine fisherman

    09/02/2017 5:03:50 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 1, 2017 | Eliza Murphy
    This lobster looks like a shining pearl of the sea. Maine fisherman Alex Todd caught the rare white lobster on Aug. 24. “I’ve never seen a white one. This one was translucent with just a hint of blue in it,” Todd, 48, of Chebeague Island, told ABC News. The seasoned seaman threw the lobster back into the ocean after noticing it was a female and had been marked for carrying eggs.
  • Sen. Collins says it’s ‘too difficult to say’ if Trump will be 2020 Republican nominee

    08/21/2017 10:54:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 21, 2017
    Maine Republican wrote in Paul Ryan for president in 2016 President Donald Trump is already stumping for re-election in 2020. But at least one member of his party says it’s uncertain if he’ll become the GOP’s standard-bearer. Maine Sen. Susan Collins, known as a Trump critic, was interviewed on MSNBC Monday morning and asked if she believed the president would end up as the Republican nominee in 2020. Her reply: Collins also told MSNBC she didn’t support Trump in 2016, instead writing in House Speaker Paul Ryan’s name. “That was very hard for me to do as a lifelong Republican,”...
  • Hero Dog Dies Rescuing Family in House Fire

    08/03/2017 11:19:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | Aug. 02, 2017
    While investigators search for a fire cause in Naples, a family is crediting their dog with helping them get out alive. Sadly, that pet didn’t survive the fire. Fire officials say four people were inside of the home. Two adults and one child got out safely. Another adult was taken to the hospital to be treated for burns. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time. The Naples fire chief says the fire started around 4:30 Tuesday morning on Pleasant View Drive. Several fire departments from surrounding towns responded as mutual aid, blocking off Gore Road. The American...
  • Maine Employers Coax Former Residents Home to Fill Jobs

    07/31/2017 6:14:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | July 31, 2017 | Jon Kamp
    Employers and recruiters looking to fill positions in Maine are scouring the U.S. for people who once lived in the northern New England state in hopes work will coax them back. With the state's unemployment rate hovering at 3.5%, near record lows, the labor market is tight, particularly in the southern part of the state near Portland, Maine's largest city with 67,000 residents. Though the state known as "Vacationland" draws tourists to its coastal hamlets and rugged wilderness, it can be harder to convince outsiders to actually live there, recruiters say. Maine doesn't have a deep roster of major companies,...
  • Former Defense chief: I would have threatened to resign over Trump's transgender ban

    07/28/2017 1:39:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2017 | John Bowden
    A former secretary of Defense on Friday blasted President Trump for his ban on transgender Americans serving in the armed forces and said that he would have threatened to resign over the order. Former President Clinton Secretary of Defense William Cohen, who previously served as a Republican House lawmaker from Maine, told Sirius XM's "The Joe Madison Show" that Trump abused his power as president when he went around his Defense secretary, James Mattis. "If you were the secretary of Defense and that tweet came out, what would you have done the next morning — or the next day?" host...
  • Police: One-armed, machete-wielding clown arrested

    07/26/2017 2:56:48 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 26 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/26/17 | AP
    A man is accused of drunkenly strolling down a Maine road wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to where his arm had been amputated. Maine State Police told WCSH-TV that 31-year-old Corey Berry, of Hollis, was arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal threatening. He was released after posting $200 bail.
  • Shortage Of Foreign Labor Forces Maine Businesses To Hire Local Workers

    07/14/2017 11:43:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 13, 2017 | Will Racke
    Businesses in Bar Harbor, Maine are turning to locals to make up for a shortage of foreign guest workers that normally fill summer jobs in the bustling seaside resort town. Because the H-2B visa program has already reached its annual quota, Bar Harbor’s hotels, restaurants and shops can’t bring in any more foreign workers for the rest of the busy summer tourist season. Like hundreds of similar coastal resort towns, Bar Harbor has for many years depended on the H-2B visas for temporary workers. The program allows non-agricultural companies to bring in foreign labor if they are unable to find...
  • Scott Hamann's anti-Trump rant gets him tossed off legislative committees (Maine Democrat)

    07/14/2017 10:43:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Maine Sun Journal ^ | July 14, 2017 | Jake Bleiberg, Bangor Daily News
    PORTLAND — Rep. Scott Hamann, D-South Portland, has been removed from two legislative committees because of statements he made online that suggested he would harm President Donald Trump if he got close enough. Three days after images of a profane Facebook post that Hamann wrote began to circulate online, House Speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, said she has removed Hamann from his seats on the Health and Human Services Committee and the Marijuana Legalization Implementation Committee. In the post, Hamann, 36, called the president a “joke,” a “rapist” and a criminal, seethed against his supporters and Republicans more generally and said...
  • Maine state rep suggests in Facebook rant he would harm Trump

    07/12/2017 2:38:41 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 41 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 7/12/2017 | Jake Bleiberg
    PORTLAND, Maine — State Rep. Scott Hamann, D-South Portland, has said he regrets a Facebook rant in which he seemed to imply he would harm President Donald Trump if given the chance. “Trump is a half term president, at most, especially if I ever get within 10 feet of that p—-y,” Hamann wrote in a lengthy Facebook post. A screenshot of the post, in which Hamann writes that Trump was “installed by the Russians” and seethes against the president, his supporters and Republicans more generally, was widely circulated on social media beginning Tuesday evening. Hamann did not respond to repeated...
  • Maine state rep suggests in Facebook rant he would harm Trump

    07/12/2017 10:46:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | July 12, 2017 | Jake Blieberg
    PORTLAND, Maine — State Rep. Scott Hamann, D-South Portland, has said he regrets a Facebook rant in which he seemed to imply he would harm President Donald Trump if given the chance. “Trump is a half term president, at most, especially if I ever get within 10 feet of that p—y,” Hamann wrote in a lengthy Facebook post. A screenshot of the post, in which Hamann writes that Trump was “installed by the Russians” and seethes against the president, his supporters and Republicans more generally, was widely circulated on social media beginning Tuesday evening. Hamann did not respond to repeated...
  • Professional runner outruns 2 bears while training in woods

    07/07/2017 2:38:54 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 54 replies
    yahoo ^ | July 6, 2017
    AUBURN, Maine — A professional runner from Kenya who was out training on a nature trail in the woods near his home in Maine says he encountered two charging black bears but was able to outrun them during a frantic sprint to a nearby vacant house for cover. Moninda Marube said when he saw the bears early Wednesday his instincts kicked in and he did what he does best: run. He told the Sun Journal that the bears were 20 yards (18 meters) away from him and a vacant house was 20 yards away in the opposite direction. So he...