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  • Tattoo Yachts wants to create about 50 jobs in St. Lucie County (Florida)

    04/23/2017 2:25:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Treasure Coast Palm | April 21, 2017 | Keona Gardner
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  • Please Freep This Photo

    04/22/2017 1:11:21 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 13 replies
    Vanity ^ | 4/22/2017 | Oshkalaboomboom
    My wife is in a contest where we go on a Tapas Trail and you take a picture of one of the participating restaurants, upload it to the town website and the pictures with the most likes win prizes. It's nothing big but she just feels bad because she doesn't know that many locals. If you have a Facebook account please go to the link and like her photo. She probably still won't win but at least she'll know Freepers support their own. Please Like This Picture
  • Hilton hiring full-time work from home positions (29 states)

    04/17/2017 5:32:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WTMJ-TV ^ | April 17, 2017
    Looking for a full-time job that allows you to work completely from the comfort of your own home? Global hotel chain The Hilton is looking to hire full-time "remote reservation sales associates" in 29 states, including Wisconsin. According to the Hilton's website, employees in this position will be required to: • Answer the telephone and greet prospective guests in a friendly manner to create a superior guest experience • Listen to and acknowledge callers, to ensure understanding of inquiries, and to deliver personalized travel solutions • Utilize solution-oriented sales skills to maximize revenue for our hotels and business partners worldwide...
  • Editor Says Sweden’s Economy Needs More Immigrants[semi-satire]

    04/16/2017 9:59:10 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    Ĺsa Linderborg, the editor of Sweden’s Aftonbladet newspaper, contends that “Sweden’s economy would collapse without illegal immigrants. The influx of large contingents of these people creates extra demand for housing and welfare. This helps support the building trades and social workers, not to mention stimulating Swedes to work longer hours to pay the taxes needed to fund these benefits. Even the violence springing from these unassimilated new residents provides jobs for police, firemen, hospitals, morticians, and insurance adjusters.” The fact that few of these new immigrants have jobs—only 500 of 2015’s 160,000 immigrants are employed—was dismissed by Linderborg as irrelevant....
  • Merkel Explains Terror Policy [semi-satire]

    04/14/2017 10:27:04 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    Facing a tough reelection campaign, German Chancellor Angela Merkel struggles to convince voters that her open borders approach to Muslim immigrants hasn't been a disaster. In an interview published in a German magazine this week she insisted "we will never accept terror." Some of her critics have contended that "admitting millions of Muslims is a defacto acceptance of terror." Merkel rebuffed this criticism, saying that "last year only 22 Germans were murdered by Islamic immigrants. In a population of 80 million this is a minuscule casualty rate. Considering that the fear of being attacked by Islamic fanatics has deterred many...
  • Five Companies Worse Than United Airlines

    04/14/2017 12:01:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Red State ^ | 04/14/2017 | Kimberly Ross
    Much has been written about the United Airlines fiasco which occurred on Sunday involving passenger Dr. David Dao. As you are well aware, United needed to find room on the flight for some of its employees, so the airline “re-accommodated” Dao by dragging him out of the plane and injuring him in the process. Hopefully, United will learn from their egregious blunder.But let’s not act as if they’re the worst company in America. Here are five companies which are worse than United.After bloodthirsty Planned Parenthood, clearly the worst of all, these are in no particular order.Planned ParenthoodYou can’t get...
  • I Know You’re Mad at United but… (Thoughts from a Pilot Wife About Flight 3411)

    04/13/2017 9:36:43 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 145 replies
    The Pilot's Wife ^ | 4/11/17 | AngeliaJGriffin
    f there’s one thing I have learned over the years, it’s that there are always two sides to every story. On April 9th, a very unfortunate incident played out on United Flight 3411, the video of which has since gone viral causing a mass social media uprising with an ‘off-with-their-heads’ mentality. I mean, across the board. Fire ’em all and let the gods sort it out later. Look, I get it. When I first saw the video I was appalled too. To say that it was inflammatory would be putting it mildly. But it was also a situation that was...
  • United Airlines Innocent

    04/12/2017 6:38:09 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 111 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/12/17 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    The Snowflake generation now uses their rage as a vicious Marxist weapon with the intent to harm the reputation of anything they don't like, especially when it's a large corporation Okay, I’ve just about had my fill with the news about the United Airlines passenger being dragged off the plane because the company overbooked, but the passenger refused to leave the flight. Should they overbook? Probably not. There is an average number they have calculated of the number of people they believe will not even show up, so based on those numbers, they overbook a little bit to make sure...
  • It's now fine for airlines to drag off a passenger if it comes out later he has a record

    04/12/2017 2:59:12 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/12/17 | Dan Calabrese
    No. It's not. Apparently it's now fine for airlines to drag off a passenger if it comes out later he has a criminal record Here’s a question: Did the media go digging up the guy’s criminal history on its own? Or did the airlines put some oppo researcher on the case and feed it to a friendly reporter? Because that would be one hell of a PR counteroffensive if it turned out the airline’s fingerprints were on it. Better question: Does it matter? Is a corporation justified in treating a customer like inhuman garbage if it comes out after the...

    04/11/2017 5:36:21 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 15 replies
  • California Legislature passes 12-cent gas tax hike to fund transportation infrastructure

    04/08/2017 7:41:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Pasadena Star-News ^ | April 7, 2017 | Christopher Yee, Jeff Horseman and Katy Murphy
    The state Legislature narrowly approved a plan to increase gas taxes and vehicle fees late Thursday, a move expected to raise tens of billions of dollars over the next decade to repair the state’s worn and aging transportation infrastructure. Senate Bill 1, also known as the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, raises the gas excise tax by 12 cents a gallon, with annual adjustments for inflation. Diesel excise taxes are going up 20 cents, while the diesel sales tax will rise from 1.75 to 5.75 percent. Also, a new fee will be charged to vehicles based on their...
  • Goldman Sachs: space-mining for platinum is 'more realistic than perceived'

    04/06/2017 10:51:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 6, 2017 | Jim Edwards
    Goldman Sachs is bullish on space mining with "asteroid-grabbing spacecraft." In a 98-page note for clients seen by Business Insider, analyst Noah Poponak and his team argue that platinum mining in space is getting cheaper and easier, and the rewards are becoming greater as time goes by. "While the psychological barrier to mining asteroids is high, the actual financial and technological barriers are far lower. Prospecting probes can likely be built for tens of millions of dollars each and Caltech has suggested an asteroid-grabbing spacecraft could cost $2.6bn," the report says. $2.6 billion (Ł2 billion) sounds like a lot, but...
  • 17 Travel Jobs That Will Allow You to Work Anywhere In The World

    03/31/2017 10:12:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 31, 2017 | Sean Kim
    There are many travel jobs that allow you to travel for an extended period of time. Be my guest, Google it. You’ll find lists upon lists, from Au Pairs, Wwoofing and volunteering to work as a bartender, waiter, and scuba instructor. Whilst these are all great ways to make money as you travel the world, they require you to be in a specific location for a length of time. Sure, many travelers enjoy this as they’re able to soak up the culture. Others prefer being on the move and not having to worry about finding a job because they have...
  • Rapist Appeals Community Service Sentence [semi-satire]

    03/26/2017 5:36:32 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 Mar 2017 | John Semmens
    A lawyer for a 16-year-old Muslim immigrant to Sweden is challenging his 40 hours of community service punishment for raping a 13-year-old girl, calling it “unwarranted.” The sexual assault took place last July in Gothenburg. The assailant posted a video of the attack on the Internet. “As one can see from the numerous comments on the video, it is the girl who was at fault,” claimed Kamal Humpur, a lawyer for the assailant who was only identified as “Ali” because he is a minor. “She had no covering. Her face was fully exposed. Clearly, she is a whore. Ali cannot...
  • Liberal lawyer admits: If Obama issued the same travel ban as Trump, courts would have upheld it

    03/19/2017 3:40:05 PM PDT · by TBP · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 19, 2017 | Chris Enloe
    President Donald Trump vowed during his campaign last year to improve the refugee vetting process and slow immigration from countries that harbor terrorism. He tried to make good on that promise during the opening days of his presidency by signing an executive order that temporarily halted the U.S. refugee resettlement program for 120 days while also temporarily halting any travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries — Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, Libya and Sudan — from entering the U.S. for 90 days. The order was immediately challenged in courts across the country and was finally gutted by a U.S. district court...
  • Turkey Warns Europe [semi-satire]

    03/19/2017 11:45:59 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Mar 2017 | John Semmens
    Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned European governments against moves aimed at resisting Islamization of their countries. “Allah has decreed that all the world belongs to Islam,” he declared. “Acceptance of this reality is the path of peaceful submission to Allah’s will. Efforts to reject this reality will only lead to open warfare and the massacre of the unbelievers.” Erdogan’s bellicose stance was prompted by the European Union’s decision to allow employers to ban head scarves in their workplaces. “They try to portray it as a safety measure,” Erdogan said. “But the lives that would be saved by such a...
  • American Medical Student Association Stands in Opposition Against the American Health Care Act

    03/17/2017 2:57:29 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 15 replies
    AMSA ^ | 3/16/2017 | Kelly Thibert
    The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) has a mission that is built upon our members’ commitment to advocate for the improvement of health care and health care delivery to all people. We believe that health care is a human right and as such, we will always advocate for the rights of our patients. AMSA supports a publicly and progressively financed, privately delivered federal single-payer system of high quality, affordable health care for all persons. In the absence of such of a single-payer system, we support a health care system which expands comprehensive coverage and access for all persons living in...
  • Girl Guides Of Canada Cancels All Trips To U.S. Over Trump's Travel Ban

    03/13/2017 6:34:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 13, 2017 | Linda Givetash, The Canadian Press
    TORONTO — Girl Guides of Canada will not approve any new travel to the United States, describing the decision as difficult but necessary to protect its members. The organization released a statement Monday saying it decided to cancel future trips due to uncertainty over whether all of its members would equally be allowed to enter the U.S. It said the organization values providing safe, inclusive and accepting experiences to its members, including when travelling. Although the U.S. is a "frequent destination'' for its members, the organization said all trips including travel that requires connecting through an American airport will not...
  • Rendell: Trump's $1T infrastructure proposal isn't enough

    03/12/2017 3:12:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 12, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) says President Trump deserves credit for wanting to invest in infrastructure, but argues the president's call for $1 trillion in spending isn't enough to improve America’s roads, airports and bridges. “Give Donald Trump some credit. He wants to do a very broad and very ambitious infrastructure revitalization program,” Rendell said in an interview with John Catsimatidis broadcast Sunday on 970 AM in New York. “The question is, can Democrats get together and shape that infrastructure program in a way that will work, and will there be sufficient federal investment?” Rendell said the $1 trillion...
  • UK Proposal to Send Refugees Home Assailed by UN Official [semi-satire]

    03/11/2017 3:28:59 PM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Mar 2017 | John Semmens
    A United Kingdom proposal to send refugees back to their home countries if conditions there improve was assailed by UN Secretary General António Guterres as "contrary to basic human rights." "The Earth belongs to all people," Guterres asserted. "No government, no person has the right to block any other person from choosing which portion of our common inheritance he wishes to occupy." UK Prime Minister Theresa May defended her proposal, saying "we took these people in as a humanitarian gesture because their homelands are wracked by war. Their insistence on maintaining the culture from which they came implies a desire...