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  • Ohio government websites hacked with Islamic State propaganda

    06/26/2017 7:06:03 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    UPI ^ | 25 June 2017 | Allen Cone
    Several official Ohio government websites were hacked and filled with pro-Islamic State propaganda Sunday morning. The sites included the official Ohio governor site, as well as the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, Casino Control, Ohio First Lady, Office of Workforce Transformation, Office of Health Transformation, Inspector General and Medicaid. The sites' homepages were replaced with a black background and accompanied by music. The top of the page reads, "Hacked By Team System DZ." Below that, the sites said: "Anti: Govt all word. You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing...
  • The New Iron Triangle: Communism, Climate Change and College

    06/23/2017 10:38:29 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 22, 2017 | Cliff Kincaid
    On June 1, when he announced pulling out of the climate change agreement, President Donald Trump put his finger on the key problem, which was deliberately part of the plan. He attacked "the draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on our country" while creating a so-called Green Climate Fund which would cost the United States "a vast fortune" to be sent to the other nations of the world. In other words, Trump's pull-out from the agreement works AGAINST Russian interests and those of the global socialists. Nevertheless, the propaganda campaign continues. In July, Netflix releases the film "Chasing...
  • iPhone Manufacturer Wants To Create Tens Of Thousands Of US Jobs (Foxconn)

    06/23/2017 10:03:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KGTV-TV ^ | June 22, 2017 | Casey Mendoza and Grant Suneson
    In a move that will likely make the Trump administration really happy, a major manufacturer is shifting jobs from China to the U.S. Foxconn, the company known for making iPhones and other big-name gadgets, plans to invest $10 billion in a production plant in the U.S — specifically somewhere in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana or Texas. The plant could create up to 50,000 new jobs. President Trump hinted at this deal in June while visiting Wisconsin for his "workforce development" tour. "Just backstage, we were negotiating with a major, major, incredible manufacturer of phones and computers and televisions,"...
  • Foxconn plans U.S. display making plant for over $10 billion, scouting for location

    06/22/2017 7:44:59 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jun 22, 2017 | By Jess Macy Yu and J.R. Wu | TAIPEI
    Foxconn (2317.TW), the world's largest contract electronics maker and a major Apple Inc (AAPL.O) supplier, plans to invest more than $10 billion in a display-making factory in the United States and will decide on the location of the plant next month. The Taiwan-based firm has been eyeing U.S. investments for some time and its CEO, Terry Gou, had previously said the company hoped to spend over $7 billion to set up a display-making plant in the country - which has no panel-making industry but is the No.2 market for televisions. Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, is...
  • Westerville man charged with threatening Rep. Steve Stivers

    06/22/2017 7:40:07 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | June 22, 2017 | Earl Rinehart
    A voice mail that threatened U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers and his family landed a Westerville man in federal court Wednesday, charged with a crime that carries a 10-year prison term if he is convicted. In the voice mail that authorities said was left with the Upper Arlington Republican’s Hilliard district office on Sunday, the caller mentioned the June 14 baseball practice during which House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and four others were wounded or injured in Alexandria, Virginia. “I’ve seen the prayer ya’ll were saying at the baseball diamond ... I think ya’ll better hit your knees and pray...
  • John Kasich’s Campaign to Save Obamacare

    06/20/2017 9:38:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/20/2017 | Jason Hart
    The governor’s Medicaid expansion has harmed Ohio. Now he’s set to mortally wound the GOP’s repeal-and-replace bill.Ohio governor John Kasich’s public-relations campaign for Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion could wipe out whatever chance remains for Congress to pass a substantial Obamacare-repeal bill. Medicaid expansion puts working-age adults with no kids and no disabilities on a welfare program previously reserved for the elderly, the disabled, children, pregnant women, and impoverished families. It’s responsible for a majority of Obamacare enrollment nationwide, and three-fourths of Obamacare enrollment in Ohio. House conservatives fought for passage of a bill that freezes Medicaid-expansion enrollment in 2020. But some...
  • Ohio School District to Fire Employee After Anti-Gay Facebook Post

    06/19/2017 5:39:55 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 56 replies ^ | 06/19/2017 | by John Paul Brammer
    Columbus City Schools is "working toward the termination" of Chris Dodds, a garage assistant supervisor who posted an anti-LGBTQ message on social media ahead of the Columbus Pride Parade on Saturday. “I hope this event turns out like the Boston Marathon a few year’s back. All f-g's should be killed or at least relocated," Dodds wrote in a message posted to the Columbus Pride Parade's Facebook page. In an email sent to NBC Out, a spokesperson for Columbus City Schools, Jacqueline Bryant, confirmed the district is "working toward the termination of Mr. Dodds for these highly inappropriate comments."
  • Ohio’s Nuclear Power: Will it Stay or Will it Go?

    Will Ohio lose both its nuclear power plants? If gauging the response of legislators is any indication, Ohio’s nuclear plants seem to be doomed. Clearly, grassroots organizers such as Generation Atomic, the American Nuclear Society, and North America Young Generation in Nuclear have failed to convince legislators to act to save Ohio’s only nuclear generation assets. These organizers have been working for months under the ultimatum from FirstEnergy Corp, the plant’s owners: convince Ohio lawmakers to pass ZEN (Zero Emission Nuclear) legislation by June 30th or else the plants will close and decommissioning will begin. That threat carries with it...
  • Otto Warmbier dies days after release from North Korean detainment

    06/19/2017 2:28:23 PM PDT · by Innovative · 124 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 19, 2017 | Susan Svrluga
    Otto Warmbier, the University of Virginia student who was detained in North Korea for nearly a year and a half, died Monday afternoon, his parents announced. On Thursday, doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center said that the 22-year-old Otto Warmbier had extensive loss of brain tissue, and was in a state of unresponsive wakefulness.
  • Otto Warmbier, American student detained in North Korea for 17 months, dies

    06/19/2017 1:42:52 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/19/17 | Tara Fowler
    Otto Warmbier, the American student who was imprisoned in North Korea for more than 17 months and was returned home to Ohio last week, has died, his family said Monday. "It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home," his family said in part in a statement. "Surrounded by his loving family, Otto died today at 2:20 p.m."
  • Ohio Voter Panel Highlights How Comey Lost Credibility During Testimony (Video)

    06/12/2017 4:55:10 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 10 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 10 2017 | Sundance
    During a short CNN broadcasted segment a panel of Ohio voters were asked about their impressions of fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony to congress. Unfortunately for CNN the panel exhibits the oft undervalued common sense of the American electorate. This sample is representative of what I call ‘reverse-gruberism‘: People who are firmly grounded in ordinary common sense who can see through the obfuscation and BS of the professional political class.
  • We took major heat for backing Trump; here's what we think now

    06/12/2017 4:02:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | June 9, 2017 | Gary Abernathy
    HILLSBORO, Ohio – As publisher and editor of the Times-Gazette, a small daily newspaper in this southwest Ohio town (pop. 6,600), I thought our endorsement of Donald Trump for president last year seemed innocuous enough. Then someone said to me, “Did you see that Rachel Maddow mentioned the Times-Gazette last night?” Seriously? Next, Politico called. I soon discovered that our two-sentence endorsement was being reported — and often ridiculed — far and wide. The nearby Cincinnati Enquirer produced a post headlined “This Ohio paper is one of only six to endorse Donald Trump.” Not one of six in Ohio —...
  • Scooter Gennett's 4 HR, 10 RBI Game: 6/6/2017 (Reds v Cards - Video)

    06/07/2017 5:39:36 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
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  • Anthem pulling out of ObamaCare market in Ohio

    06/06/2017 12:48:17 PM PDT · by grayboots · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/6/2017 | RACHEL ROUBEIN
    Anthem is exiting the ObamaCare marketplace in Ohio, leaving around 20 counties in the state without an insurer willing to sell a health plan in its exchange for 2018. The company cited uncertainty as a reason why it’s exiting the exchanges in all of the state’s counties, particularly the question of whether or not the Trump administration will continue payments to insurers that compensate them for reducing out-of-pocket costs for lower-income enrollees.
  • Weekly Update: Shocking New Clinton Emails (+Ohio Voter Rolls & Soros Watch)

    06/03/2017 11:56:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 2, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    The Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Ohio’s Clean Voter Rolls Case Soros Watch Judicial Watch Uncovers Shocking New Clinton Emails The Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Ohio’s Clean Voter Rolls Case You might think that everyone wants integrity in elections. That, as you know, is naďve, as events in Ohio and other states demonstrate. We were encouraged this week, however, when the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari and agreed to hear a case related to Ohio’s efforts to maintain accurate voting rolls. The citizens of Ohio may yet see their right to clean and fair elections upheld. Clearly, dirty...
  • Attorney General Mike DeWine Sues Five Pharmaceutical Companies for Role in Opiate Addiction Crisis

    05/31/2017 10:52:30 AM PDT · by neefer · 60 replies
    Cleveland Scene Magazine ^ | 05/31/17 | Eric Sandy
    Attorney General Mike DeWine targeted five pharmaceutical companies in a sweeping lawsuit filed today, alleging misrepresentation and misinformation on their part in the growing American opiate addiction crisis. The companies are Janssen Pharmaceutical, Allergan, Purdue Pharma, Endo and Cephalon. "They are the most prominent," DeWine said of the defendants. "They constitute a majority of the drugs." He insisted that the companies played an active role in flooding the market with prescription painkillers, which led explicitly to addiction for untold numbers of Ohioans. A woman who lost her daughter to opiate addiction appeared with DeWine today, explaining to reporters how powerless...
  • Cleveland policeman who shot Tamir Rice is fired, but not because of the 12-year-old's death

    05/31/2017 9:30:11 AM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 30, 2017 | Melissa Etehad
    The city of Cleveland on Tuesday fired the police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in November 2014 and suspended another officer after investigations of the high-profile incident. Police Chief Calvin Williams announced that Timothy Loehmann was fired for having lied on his job application and not disclosing that he had resigned from his previous position as a police officer in Independence, Mo., to avoid being fired for insubordination, emotional immaturity, dishonesty and mishandling his gun.
  • Toledo Police Department Has a Domestic Abuse Problem, Beat Your Wife and Get Promoted!

    Toledo Police Department Has a Domestic Abuse Problem, Beat Your Wife and Get Promoted! Toledo Police Departments Thin Blue Line·Monday, May 29, 2017209 Reads Toledo Police Department Has a Domestic Abuse Problem, Beat Your Wife and Get Promoted! Terrie Pachell, wife of now Toledo Police Captain Jeff Pachell lived through two decades of domestic abuse but after he tried to run her over with his car in August of last year, while his daughter sat in Terrie's car, she had enough! If you are a regular citizen and you beat your spouse, attempt to run her over with a car,...
  • Democrats are pushing an unlikely source — Jerry Springer — to run for governor in Ohio

    05/30/2017 9:10:53 AM PDT · by DFG · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/30/2017 | Allan Smith and Maxwell Tani
    Influential Ohio Democrats are pushing former Cincinnati mayor and daytime-TV host Jerry Springer to run for Ohio governor in 2018, more than half a dozen Democrats familiar with the race told Business Insider. Many said Springer, who sought the Democratic nomination for governor of Ohio in 1982 and remains active in state politics, could be a good fit for the current political climate.
  • Nina Turner: ‘No One in Ohio Is Asking About Russia’

    05/28/2017 2:50:35 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/28/2017 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” while discussing reports that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, White House senior advisor Jared Kushner attempted to set up a back channel with Russia, former Democrat state senator from Ohio Nina Turner said, “No one in Ohio is asking about Russia.” Turner said, “No one in Ohio is asking about Russia. I mean, we have to deal with to deal with this. It’s all on the minds of the American people. But people in Ohio. they want to know about jobs, their children. I was just in California where California folks, especially the national...