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  • Samsung Elec to open $380 million home appliance plant in U.S.

    06/28/2017 7:29:37 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | 28 Jun 2017 | Joyce Lee, editing by Louise Heavens
    Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has agreed to open a $380 million home appliance manufacturing plant in South Carolina, the United States, it said on Wednesday. The South Korean firm said this year it was in talks to build a home appliances plant in the United States amid worries about protectionist policies under U.S. President Donald Trump put pressure on global companies to generate jobs in the country. Asia's biggest company by market capitalization said in a statement that the new plant in Newberry County, South Carolina is expected to generate 954 local jobs by 2020. In February, President Trump tweeted...
  • BMW Investing $600 million, 1000 new jobs. (More winning)

    06/26/2017 7:43:56 AM PDT · by neal1960 · 8 replies
    wspa tv ^ | wspa staff
    MAGA!
  • Police: SC Man Suffers Split Ear in Attempted Beheading

    06/22/2017 12:44:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Authorities say a woman put a plastic bag over a South Carolina's man head and tried to decapitate him with a large knife, but he survived with a split ear. Oconee County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jimmy Watt said in a news release Monday that 40-year-old April Townsend is accused of attacking David Mitchum in a Seneca home that she also set on fire. He says authorities found burnt hair on her clothing Sunday afternoon.
  • Myrtle Beach shooting streamed on Facebook Live (video)

    06/22/2017 12:09:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Dennis Michael Lynch ^ | June 19, 2017 | Tracy Matheson
    Early Sunday, a gunman opened fire during a fight in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, injuring several people in the crowd that had gathered to watch. The incident was streamed on Facebook Live. According to Myrtle Beach Police, officers were dispatched to the area shortly after midnight where a fight had broken out in the midst of a large crowd that had gathered. One of the individuals involved in the altercation drew a gun and fired. An armed security guard intervened and shot the gunman, who carjacked a vehicle and escaped as he sprayed gunfire. Myrtle Beach Police Lt. Joey Crosby...
  • How a conspiracy theory closed part of a major US seaport

    06/19/2017 1:28:06 AM PDT · by blueplum · 31 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 16 June 2017 | Donie O'Sullivan  
    The theory: a cargo ship with a "dirty bomb" was just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. The notion came to life during a live YouTube broadcast Wednesday evening. During the broadcast, conspiracy theorist George Webb initially claimed a "source" had told him that there was "a dirty bomb planned for a major city." Based on the information from the "source," Webb said he believed Memphis might be the target. The Coast Guard said in a further statement provided to CNN that the source of the threat had been detained by authorities for further questioning. The statement did not mention Webb's...
  • Sanford: Trump partially to blame for heated rhetoric that led to Alexandria shooting

    06/15/2017 7:48:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 127 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 15, 2017 | Sally Persons
    Rep. Mark Sanford said Thursday that President Trump was “partially” to blame for some of the hostility in the country that led to the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others this week. “I would argue the president has unleashed, partially, again not in anyway totally, but partially to blame for the demons that have been unleashed,” Mr. Sanford, South Carolina Republican, said on MSNBC.
  • FBI investigating dirty bomb threat on ship in South Carolina

    06/14/2017 10:47:48 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 9 replies
    News ^ | Staff
    Officials with the Coast Guard say federal and state authorities are continuing to investigate a potential threat which was reported at the Wando Terminal Wednesday night. Coast Guard officials say the FBI is investigating a report of a "dirty bomb" aboard a vessel.
  • Feds investigate possible dirty bomb in Charleston

    06/14/2017 10:02:33 PM PDT · by Texas Colonel · 184 replies
    Live5news.com ^ | 14 June 2017 | Texas Colonel
    MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Officials with the Coast Guard say federal and state authorities are continuing to investigate a potential threat which was reported at the Wando Terminal Wednesday night. Coast Guard officials say the FBI is investigating a report of a "dirty bomb" aboard a vessel.
  • Optometrists Feel Threatened By Technology, So Guess What Do They Do

    06/13/2017 10:07:49 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 64 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 13, 2017 | George Leef
    One of the many holes in the “social contract” theory of government is that the power of the state is so often harnessed by interest groups to protect themselves against competition. Nobody ever agreed to that, but it happens all the time, inflicting losses on the consuming public. A recent instance of this is the aggressive lobbying campaign being waged by the American Optometric Association (AOA) against innovations that now make it possible for Americans to get accurate eye exams and lens prescriptions over the Internet. By using such innovations, millions of Americans who need vision correction could save substantial...
  • Sen. Graham says he was a target of 'unmasking'

    06/03/2017 2:07:47 AM PDT · by blueplum · 45 replies
    FoxNews Politics ^ | 02 June 2017 | AP
    Sen. Lindsey Graham says U.S. intelligence agencies tell him that a conversation he had with a foreign individual was picked up in surveillance and that an unknown U.S. official or officials asked to know his identity as a party in the conversation. Graham says he doesn't know if intelligence agencies actually revealed his name. But he's sent a letter to the FBI, CIA and the National Security Agency seeking information on any incidental collection of his communications with foreign targets. Graham says he wants to know if Obama administration officials sought the unmasking of Americans in foreign intelligence reports for...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 May 2017

    05/28/2017 4:23:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 187 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 28 May 2017 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 28th, 2017 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly; Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Bill Cassidy, R-La.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Kelly; Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.THIS WEEK (ABC): Kelly; Rep. Adam Schitf, D-Calif.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Linda Graham, R-S.C., and Cory Booker, D-N.J.; Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago.
  • After the Confederates, Who's Next?

    05/26/2017 5:48:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman's troops looted and pillaged farms and towns all along the 300-mile road to Savannah. Captured in the Confederate defeat at Jonesborough was William Martin Buchanan of Okolona, Mississippi, who was transferred by rail to the Union POW stockade at Camp Douglas, Illinois. By the standards of modernity, my great-grandfather, fighting to prevent the torching of Georgia's capital, was engaged in a criminal and immoral cause. And "Uncle Billy" Sherman was a liberator. Under President Grant,...
  • Conservative beats centrist in GOP congressional primary [SC: Richard Norman v. Tommy Pope]

    05/19/2017 6:19:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 19, 2017 2:49 PM EDT
    Conservative Ralph Norman has beaten the more centrist, establishment candidate for the Republican nomination for an open U.S. House seat in South Carolina and now faces the task of keeping the seat in GOP hands. The State Election Commission certified the results of this week’s runoff election after a recount Friday. Not a single vote changed from Tuesday’s count. Norman finished with a 221-vote win out of more than 35,000 ballots cast. Norman defeated Tommy Pope, the second-ranking Republican in the state House and a prosecutor who received national fame for prosecuting child killer Susan Smith nearly 23 years ago....
  • Senate rejects repeal of Obama drilling rule

    05/10/2017 12:24:28 PM PDT · by fision · 104 replies
    Three Republicans joined Senate Democrats on Wednesday to reject an effort to overturn an Obama administration rule limiting methane emissions from oil and natural gas drilling. Only 49 senators voted to move forward with debate on legislation to undo the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rule, short of the 51 votes needed.   Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Susan Collins (Maine) and John McCain (Ariz.) joined all 48 members of the Democratic caucus in rejecting the resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). 
  • U.S. Republican Senator Graham to examine Trump's business deals: CNN

    05/09/2017 8:46:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 9, 2017 | by Susan Heavey
    U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said he wants to examine fellow Republican President Donald Trump's business dealings for any ties to Russia, CNN reported on Tuesday, one day after the issue was raised at a Senate hearing. Graham said it would be helpful to see Trump's tax records but that it was too soon to say whether he would be willing to subpoena them, according to CNN. Representatives for Graham could not be immediately reached to confirm the report or give more details. Representatives for the White House also could not be immediately reached.
  • Workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant reject union

    05/05/2017 6:58:43 AM PDT · by central_va · 33 replies
    Business News ^ | Feb 15, 2017 | Alwyn Scott
    Boeing Co (BA.N) handily defeated a union drive by workers at the company's aircraft factory in South Carolina on Wednesday, as almost three-quarters of workers at the plant who voted rejected union representation. The secret ballot vote, conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) at polling locations throughout the North Charleston plant, was the first for Boeing and a high-profile test for organized labor in the nation's most strongly anti-union state. The NLRB said 74 percent of the 2,828 workers who cast ballots voted against joining the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).
  • Student gov to pursue mandatory LGBT 'ally training' for faculty

    05/05/2017 7:39:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 5, 2017 | Mitchell Gunter
    The newly-elected student government President and Vice President at Clemson University are already ruffling feathers with a proposal to institute mandatory LGBTQ “ally training” for faculty and staff. Student Body President Killian McDonald and Vice President Jaren Stewart ran on a platform that included a commitment to raising Clemson’s “Campus Pride Index” score, which currently stands at 1.5 stars out of a possible 5.0.
  • Part III – Prediction: Jim DeMint Will Join The Trump Administration…

    05/02/2017 11:03:21 PM PDT · by nakutny · 10 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | April 28, 1917 | sundancecracker
    ♦In Part-I we explained how legislation is actually constructed in 2017. NOT how most people think it is constructed – https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/04/27/understanding-why-president-trump-has-not-received-legislative-action-from-congress/ ♦In Part-II we explained what that modern reality means with a Trump administration, and what will be needed to overcome the corrupted swamp – https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/04/28/part-ii-why-president-trump-has-not-received-legislative-action-from-congress-and-what-can-be-done/ The final paragraphs include accepting the reality and pondering: […] President Trump is not going to sit and wait for congress to evolve in their ability to turn away from existing lobbyists hanging around to defend their interests. Sooner or later President Trump is going to do something dramatic to break the impasse within...
  • Clemson honors students take aim at Calhoun name

    05/02/2017 11:44:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    College Fix ^ | May 2, 2017 | Mitchell Gunter
    Honors students at Clemson University are contemplating whether to follow in Yale’s footsteps by removing the name “Calhoun” from their school. A survey that was recently emailed to students in Clemson’s Calhoun Honors College poses a series of questions about former U.S. Vice President John C. Calhoun, the college’s namesake, starting with whether they had ever given any thought to the significance of the name.
  • DeMint out as leader of conservative Heritage Foundation

    05/01/2017 1:59:22 PM PDT · by aspasia · 36 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/1/17 | Joseph Weber
    Jim DeMint is being forced out as the leader of the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank amid internal tensions at the organization over its direction, several sources have confirmed to Fox News. The former South Carolina Republican senator's imminent departure was first reported late last week and has since sparked widespread speculation about what led to the separation.