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  • Trump supersizes America’s most famous aeroplane

    09/22/2017 5:21:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | September 21, 2017 | Tara McKelvey, White House reporter, Air Force One
    Trump's Air Force One looks similar to the one that Obama flew. But plans for a bigger one are now under way. The US president walked down the stairs of Air Force One at an airport in Morristown, New Jersey. He gave a thumbs-up to journalists standing on the tarmac and as he walked past the cameras, he straightened the lapel of his jacket. An image-conscious businessman, he brags about the size of his hands and his ability to make a deal. For the new presidential aircraft, he wants both - a big machine that'll save the taxpayer money. Trump...
  • Trump’s Travel Ban Decision Could Set Off New Wave of Turmoil

    09/22/2017 3:21:19 AM PDT · by Fhios · 3 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 9/22/17 | Toluse Olorunnipa and Greg Stohr No excerpt. Given the lawsuits and the Judicial Tyranny that has interfered in Trumps Visa requirements and immigration policy or known as the Travel Ban, I haven't seen one pundit or opinionated news source point out that actions such as the travel ban, help not only in keeping terrorists out, but also in putting pressure on the nations exporting terrorism and their cultural behavior and perhaps changing forcing that nation to take notice and corrective action.
  • Transportation Funding: Why It’s Still Toll Roads Versus Public Transit

    09/21/2017 11:08:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    EfficientGov ^ | September 20, 2017 | Andrea Fox
    Is fighting sprawl still a goal for those who decide the fate of transportation funding at the federal, state and local levels?Transportation planning is deeply connected to economic development, but there in any agreement about transportation funding among government leaders often ends.Parag Khanna, a senior public policy analyst in Singapore and author of “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization,” summarized the political divide over transportation planning like this: “America is increasingly divided not between red states and blue states, but between connected hubs and disconnected backwaters.”But division that stymies transportation planning goes further. Government leaders have always been divided...
  • Trump says he'll visit storm-ravaged Puerto Rico

    09/21/2017 3:31:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 21, 2017 | Staff
    President Donald Trump said Thursday he’ll visit Puerto Rico, adding that the island was “absolutely obliterated" by Hurricane Maria. This week, Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, knocking out 100 percent of electrical power, destroying infrastructure and causing widespread flooding and mudslides. The Category 4 hurricane came as Puerto Rico was recovering from Hurricane Irma, which struck the U.S. territory earlier in September. “Puerto Rico is in very, very tough shape. Their electrical grid is destroyed. It wasn't in good shape to start off with, but their electrical grid is totally destroyed, and so many other things,” Trump said Thursday,...
  • Hiking the Diablo Range

    09/21/2017 1:55:06 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 46 replies
    Me ^ | 9/21/17 | POF
    I was hiking in the Diablo Range near San Jose, CA yesterday and had the good fortune to be there when a storm front was moving in. This is the Joseph D. Grant County Park on the Dutch Flat trail (2,457 feet) looking into the Hall Valley. That's Mount Hamilton (4,360 feet) on the other side. The Lick Observatory is located on top of the biggest peaks and is the world's first permanently occupied mountain-top observatory. It was constructed between 1876 and 1887. The Mt. Hamilton Road was cut and everything was hauled up on mule-drawn wagons. The late summer...
  • This Is What Hillary Clinton Ate On The Campaign Trail

    09/18/2017 3:33:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    Refinery 29 ^ | September 17, 2017 | Caitlin Flynn
    Hillary Clinton's new book What Happened takes readers behind the scenes of her historic presidential campaign. Unsurprisingly, a large portion of the book focuses on policy, debate prep, campaign strategies, Russia, and (you guessed it) those damn emails. But the former secretary of state also shared her daily routine, including what she ate on the campaign trail. "It's funny how much you look forward to the next meal when you're living out of a suitcase," Clinton wrote. After spending nearly 600 days on the road, she'd know. Clinton started her day by ordering scrambled egg whites and vegetables from room...
  • Sweden Adopts Stern Response to Country's Rape Epidemic [semi-satire]

    09/18/2017 10:42:27 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 20 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Sep 2017 | John Semmens
    Now that the influx of Muslim refugees into the country has catapulted Sweden to the top of the international heap when it comes to the crime of rape, government officials have determined it is time to take action. That action is the publication of a "sex guidebook" intended to convey a message to immigrants from Muslim countries that rape is wrong. Youth and Civil Affairs Authority Director General Lena Nyberg explained that "the issue seems to be one of culture shock for young Muslim males entering Swedish society. These refugees were raised in a culture that explicitly designates females as...
  • Immigrants from Middle East reviving lamb and goat market

    09/17/2017 3:27:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Berks Country ^ | September 13, 2017 | Lisa Scheid
    Shumaila Shah knows how to cook her husband's favorite dish the way one might say the Pledge of Allegiance. "Cook onions, tomatoes, garlic and ginger crushed together," she said, articulating something so familiar it didn't need words, English or Punjabi. "Salt, pepper, garam masala. Put meat in and add water to make a gravy. Cook until the meat is soft, not tough." How long? She thinks for a moment. "A half-hour; it depends on the meat," she said. "Then add the potatoes, because they take a shorter time to cook. We eat it with naan." The recipe for her aloo...
  • The Latest: Trump to visit storm-ravaged Virgin Islands

    09/14/2017 12:48:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | September 14, 2017 | The Associated Press
    The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 3:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's planning to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, which were both badly damaged by hurricane winds. Trump tells reporters aboard Air Force One that he'll be making the trip "at the end of next week or the following week." Trump spent Thursday surveying flood damage and visiting with storm victims in Florida. He's also been to Texas twice.....
  • Donald and Melania Trump to visit Florida to survey damage and other news in brief

    09/12/2017 11:04:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Herald-Democrat ^ | September 13, 2017 | The Tribune News Service
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will visit Florida on Thursday to survey damage from Hurricane Irma. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the president’s visit during Tuesday’s press briefing. Melania Trump revealed on Twitter that she would travel with the president. “My concern continues for all impacted by the hurricanes. Will fly to #Florida on Thursday w @potus to survey the damages from #HurricaneIrma,” said a post on Melania Trump’s official Twitter account. Trump owns Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach and three other properties in Florida. He recently made two trips to...
  • Local aerospace project expected to bring hundreds of jobs making progress (780 jobs in Florida)

    09/12/2017 7:28:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WEAR-TV ^ | September 11, 2017 | David Gonzalez|
    PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) — It's been almost 11 months since the City of Pensacola broke ground on a multimillion dollar aerospace facility at Pensacola International Airport. Things are moving fast on the VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering (VT MAE) project that's set to bring hundreds of jobs to the area. The city is really excited about the progress being made on the project. VT MAE is expected to benefit not just the airport, but the surrounding community as well. The VT MAE project at the airport is more than halfway to be completed. David Penzone, a consultant for the city said,...
  • Dems in 15 States Sue Over Trump DACA Action [semi-satire]

    09/08/2017 11:14:00 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Sep 2017 | John Semmens
    Democrat Attorney-Generals in 15 states plus the District of Columbia have filed suit against President Trump for his executive action overturning former President Obama's executive decree on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Trump justified his countering executive decree by pointing out that Obama lacked the authority to unilaterally modify US immigration law. Trump's decree goes into effect in six months—a time span giving Congress the opportunity to handle the issue in a legal and constitutional fashion. Nonetheless, the suing AGs described Trump's action as "illegal" and "unfair." New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman cast Trump's argument that only Congress...
  • Annual exercise may delay fort access Full scale force protection exercise

    08/30/2017 7:13:59 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    SierraVista Herald ^ | Tanja Linton, Fort Huachuca media relations officer
    FORT HUACHUCA — In order to be trained and ready for an unexpected emergency event, Fort Huachuca conducts its annual Antiterrorism and Force Protection Full-Scale Exercise Sept. 7. All personnel and visitors should be aware of possible increased security measures and delays at access control points, to include Fort Huachuca gates, during the exercise. There may be traffic delays. Everyone is asked to plan accordingly and give full cooperation. While we make every effort to limit the amount of disruption to organizational missions and services to our customers, knowledge gained through this exercise is critical to the installation remaining prepared...
  • Melania Trump makes waves with 'storm stilettos,' FLOTUS hat

    08/29/2017 7:55:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Sun Daily ^ | August 30, 2017 | Agence France Presse
    First Lady Melania Trump is making waves... for her flood fashion. The former model is always elegantly turned out and perfectly coiffed, and Tuesday was no exception as she left the White House with her president husband for storm-ravaged Texas. Trump was photographed walking across the White House lawn in sky-high stiletto pumps, part of an outfit that included tailored capri pants, an army green bomber jacket with ruched sleeves and aviator sunglasses. "Melania over here looking like Flood Watch Barbie," writer Maria Del Russo tweeted. Television writer-producer Brad Wollack quipped: "Help is on the way, Texas! Don't worry, Melania...
  • Hajj revenues poised to exceed $150bn by 2022: Experts (Pilgrimage to Mecca)

    08/27/2017 6:14:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Arab News ^ | August 28, 2017 | Tariq Al-Thaqafi
    MAKKAH: Economic experts have said Hajj and Umrah revenues are poised to exceed $150 billion by 2022 in light of the expected mergers of economic blocs and groupings to meet the growing demand on Hajj and Umrah economics in terms of transport, commercial stores and expansion in small, medium enterprises (SMEs). Muhsin Al-Sharif, a member of the Committee of Real Estate and Investment, said Hajj revenues will feed the national economy and, therefore, an integrated plan should be worked out to control revenues and financial resources in a manner that will serve Vision 2030. This will also serve the national...
  • 53 Democrats Denounce Sessions’ Policy on Sanctuary Cities [semi-satire]

    08/27/2017 1:15:42 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 August 2017 | John Semmens
    Fifty-three Democratic members of the House and Senate signed a letter of protest against Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ plan to withhold federal law-enforcement aid from cities that flout US immigration laws. Signer Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill) complained that “Sessions is only making a bad situation worse. Even with the federal aid Chicago is a virtual combat zone with dozens of shootings every week. He should be backing gun-control legislation, not insisting on the enforcement of immigration laws that would end up deporting felons who are in the country illegally.” Sessions called the letter “an endorsement of illegality. We have laws...
  • Last Americans rush to North Korea ahead of travel ban

    08/26/2017 8:14:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    CNN Travel ^ | August 26, 2017 | Will Ripley and Amy La Porte
    Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) — A looming US travel ban has prompted some daring American globetrotters to fast-track their vacations to North Korea. Beginning September 1, United States passports will be invalid for travel to the hermit kingdom. "With the upcoming travel ban I felt like it was now or never," said Virginia resident Nicholas Burkhead, who lamented that he had run out of time to learn Korean before the travel ban.....
  • Swamp Draining may be working

    08/25/2017 12:48:25 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 23 replies
    Self | Aug 25, 2017 | Vanity
    My wife had her 5th visa interview since 2009, all previous had been denied, this time she was successful. But she said the interviewers were much kinder and understanding. Last time I was in the same area and they told her not to talk to me. This time there was no issue. Maybe they are finally using some common sense for tourist visas (which is what we just wanted anyway). So instead to laying out the red carpet to would be terrorists they may be letting people that have tourist dollars to spend actually get to the USA. Yes, some...
  • ‘We Will Shoot’ Anyone Who Shouts ‘Allahu Akbar,’ Says Venice Mayor

    08/24/2017 9:23:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 8/24/2017 | Joshua Gill
    The mayor of Venice declared that if anyone shouts ‘Allahu Akbar,’ authorities will “send them straight to Allah” in light of the Barcelona terror attacks. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro made the remark at a conference where he also stated that Venice’s more aggressive approach to thwarting terrorists made the city far more secure than Barcelona, according to The Times. Other Italian leaders, such as Mayor Andrea Gnassi of Rimini, expressed disdain for Brugnaro’s blunt warning to Islamic terrorists, but Brugnaro said Venice’s success in routing out terrorists speaks for itself. “In contrast with Barcelona, where they had not set up protection,...
  • Trump Visit to Yuma

    08/22/2017 7:22:06 AM PDT · by pfflier · 13 replies
    Does any freeper have any information or ideas about gathering places for patriots supporting the president today in Yuma?