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  • Man shoots friend over 30$ debt

    08/15/2018 9:48:53 AM PDT · by Ikeon · 1 replies
    personal | 08/15/2018 | ikeon
    HEADLINES ..A local man shot and killed his neighbor over a 30$ debt- Reads the local head line. The local fish wrap reported Mr. A went to Mr. B's house to confront him over 30$ Mr.B owned Mr.A... Mr.B answers the door and Mr A confronted him about money owed, an arguement ensued and Mr. A shot Mr. B in the chest and fled. Several witnesses identified Mr A as the shooter, most notable was his wife and kids who were standing in the house when Mr B was shot and saw the whole thing! The police were called and...
  • Younger S. Koreans say they contemplated emigration upon N. Korea threat...

    08/15/2018 9:33:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | August 15, 2018 | The Korea Herald and Asia News Network
    Ms Jang Ka-yoon, a 27-year-old office worker in Seoul, had thought about leaving her home country after watching TV news reports on the worsened security situation upon threats exchanged between North Korea and the United States last year. Fluent in English, Ms Jang said she had imagined herself living in Canada or New Zealand, as both countries are known to have good environments for education and high living standards, if she had to choose to leave the country in case of an imminent war. Like Ms Jang, more young Koreans said they had considered seeking refuge abroad or emigration, amid...

    08/15/2018 9:23:23 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET
    The giant sucking sound was real and it benefitted only the top 20% of Americans. The illegal issue was supposed to get better instead of worse. China was lured by Nixon/Kissinger to exploit the Sino/Soviet rift. Now they're closer to Russia with the 20% benefitting even more. Invading Iraq cost us $1 trillion + 4k American lives, very few of them amongst the 20 percenters. These big issues of the day were pushed by REPUBLICANS and benefitted a lot of Democrats, especially the Clintons. They ran with it once the table was set. Trump was elected because the voters got...
  • August 15: This day in military history

    08/15/2018 8:59:51 AM PDT · by fugazi · 4 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Aug. 15, 2018 | Chris Carter
    1934: The Marines depart Haiti, ending the United States' 19-year occupation of the Caribbean island. 1942: U.S. Navy destroyers finally manage to deliver the first load of supplies to Marines on Guadalcanal, who have been coping with limited rations and ammunition since landing nearly ten days ago. Also on this day, Maj. Gen. Matthew Ridgway's 82d "All-American" Infantry Division is redesignated as the 82d Airborne Division, becoming the first airborne division in American military history. The division's first combat jumps will take place in Sicily and Italy the following year. 1943: 35,000 American and Canadian troops conduct an amphibious landing...
  • Iran’s Leadership Has No Solutions, And The People Know It

    08/15/2018 8:44:07 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 2 replies ^ | 8/15/18 | Nikoo Amini
    In the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei makes all the key decisions and takes a public stance on all vital and strategic issues regarding Iran. He has the last word. He makes his public views known either in Friday Prayer sermons or in meetings with government officials. Last week, Khamenei made two public speeches and talked about the explosive state of the country. Not a day goes by that Iran’s officials and parliament members don’t talk about their concerns over the unstable state of the society and their fear of protests. Nonetheless, Khamenei tried to whitewash his concerns saying...
  • ‘Social Justice’ is Overrunning the University of Texas

    08/15/2018 6:23:10 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 28 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | August 15, 2018 | Mark Pulliam
    The latest racket in higher education, evident at my alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin, is the disturbing proliferation of “social justice” as a degree program, a course topic, an academic emphasis, and even as a prerequisite in campus job descriptions. “Social justice” is a seemingly innocuous term with no established definition. Many members of the general public construe it as a harmless synonym for “fairness.” But to progressives—who dominate the academy these days—“social justice” is a colloquial expression with a specific meaning: economic equity (the redistribution of wealth), “sustainability” (a pre-industrial environmental ethos), and the elimination of...
  • Plastic 3D "guns" Confiscated in Australian Raid

    08/15/2018 6:00:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 18 July, 2018, on the Sunshine Coast of Eastern Australia, in the town of Mudjimba, police raided a house and found some 3D printed plastic guns, some printed false identification, and a small amount of drugs. From "They are all polymer and all they needed was a pin and a spring-type assembly pushed into it to make it work. For all intents and purposes they would look like a gun." Police allege that three 3D-printed handguns, along with weapon parts, a knuckle duster, false licences and drugs, were found at a house at Mudjimba on Wednesday. The...
  • Best Bear Defense Guns

    08/15/2018 5:14:45 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 36 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/15/2018 | C Cocoles
    It’s best to be mindful when you’re out in the wilderness, especially when in bear country. Which means you should be armed. When you head into bear country, you must accept that you are no longer at the top of the food chain. Luckily, most bears usually do not want any trouble and will leave the area as soon as they detect you. However, this is not always the case and you should be prepared to defend yourself if you get in a life-threatening situation. Firearms should only be used as a last resort to defend yourself from a bear....
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez falsely says “that upper-middle class does not exist anymore in America”

    08/15/2018 4:38:38 AM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 15, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez falsely says “that upper-middle class does not exist anymore in America” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said:“They [national Democrats] were campaigning most when we had more of an American middle class. This upper-middle class is probably more moderate but that upper-middle class does not exist anymore in America.”The Washington Post responded with the following:“… the upper-middle class has actually grown. In a 2016 paper published by the Urban Institute, Stephen J. Rose documented that the upper-middle class has grown substantially, from 12.9 percent of the population in 1979 to 29.4 percent in 2014.”The same Washington Post article also included this chart:...
  • The Trump Train Is Still Hauling

    08/15/2018 4:34:10 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-15-18 | MOTUS
    Omarosa be damned, the Trump Train is still rolling.Still hauling candidates to victory. Oh, and the Dems picked a Transgender to run for governor of Vermont.  Christine Hallquist, D- candidate for governor from VermontRepublicans have Trump, Democrats have diversity and identity politics. Stay tuned, still too close to call in a bifurcated nation. But keep you eye on that Blue Wave™  …it might not be what you think it is.Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • Democrat generic survey numbers look a lot like they did in 2010 and 2014

    08/15/2018 4:29:38 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 11 replies
    vanity | August 15, 2018 | By Kevin Collins
    I stand by my prediction of Republicans picking up 11 seats in the Senate. The most recent generic survey results should make Democrats queasy. The path of generic number charts are eerily like they were in 2010 and 2014 which is very bad news for the Democrats. The current average of the four newest generic surveys shows a sharp drop in the Democrats’ lead. While the Democrats’ led by 6 points two weeks ago, it has dropped to just 2.25% now. This basically means Democrats are losing since they have to have a lead of more than 6 points in...
  • Omarosa is being more careful after Trump team files for arbitration

    08/15/2018 12:49:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | August 15, 2018 | Stephen Proctor, Yahoo! TV
    On The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, Omarosa Manigault Newman made sure to tread lightly when speaking of recordings she made during the Trump campaign and her time at the White House regarding racial epithets, among other things. Omarosa has been very open recently talking about why she made the tapes, citing widespread corruption throughout the administration while promoting her new book, Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House. Besides promoting the book, Omarosa has also been releasing bits of her recordings, and in turn, Trump has been releasing tweets, calling her a “crazed, crying lowlife” and a...
  • MIT offers online certificate program for Additive Manufacturing ("3D Printing")

    08/14/2018 10:51:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    3D Printing Industry ^ | August 14, 2018 | Beau Jackson
    After a successful run earlier this year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will offer another session of its online Additive Manufacturing course, led by Professor A. John Hart.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Learn how to design for additive manufacturing Additive manufacturing (AM) has applications across manufacturing, and Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design aims to help learners understand how AM will transform the way products are designed and delivered. The syllabus is designed to prepare professionals for implementing 3D printing processes in their own organizations, bridging the gap between the opportunities enabled by AM and the skills necessary to implement it across multiple industries. The...
  • 3D printing companies take action against 3D guns amid debatable public safety threat

    08/14/2018 10:00:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WHYY-FM ^ | August 14, 2018 | Bobby Allyn
    At the South Philadelphia high-tech makers’ space NextFab, creators of all types work on projects using laser cutters, robots, and a room full of 3D printers. Walt Barger, who manages the printing operations there, is standing between two printers the size of refrigerators, noting both their power and price tag. “It’s an older printer, but it’s still a $40,000 machine,” he said, pointing to one. “And the one next to it, the ProJet, is a $100,000 machine.” Lately, Barger has been extra vigilant about the kinds of things people are hoping to create here. “Our staff is always monitoring. If...
  • Dubai unveils plans for $2 billion tech-driven mega mall (Largest in the world)

    08/14/2018 9:25:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    CNN Travel ^ | August 12, 2018 | Selina Julien
    Plans for a sprawling "high-tech-meets-retail" metropolis have been unveiled in Dubai. The mega mall will be the largest leasable retail space in the world, spanning over 100 soccer fields in size. Called Dubai Square, the $2 billion project in the Dubai Creek Harbour development will boast over 8 million square feet of retail space -- more than twice the size of Dubai Mall -- and will also be home to the Middle East's largest Chinatown. Designed as a destination outright, the ground floor will host celebrity performances, concerts and theater shows in a futuristic entertainment arena with 3D projection mapping,...
  • Americans Crave Korean Barbecue Items

    08/14/2018 8:59:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Convenience Store Decisions ^ | August 8, 2018 | Staff
    More foodservice establishments are finding success with the versatile Korean barbecue trend. Globally-inspire food trends continue to entice Americans. Long before the PyeongChang, South Korea 2018 Olympic Winter Games Korean culture was diffusing into America at a rapid pace. The Korean wave swept in with K-pop, K-beauty, K-drama, K-food and now, according to recent data from The NPD Group, a global information company, K-BBQ. Pounds of Korean barbeque sauce shipped from broadline foodservice distributors to U.S. independent and micro chain* restaurants increased by 120% last year and continues to grow. K-BBQ is primarily sold by broadline distributors to Asian-casual dining...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    08/14/2018 8:54:46 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/14/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Rescue efforts continued through the night in Italy where there are 26 dead and 15 seriously injured after the supporting tower of a large highway bridge collapsed during a torrential rain near Genoa. Twelve are said to be missing with reports that cries are coming from the bridge..... British police searched locations in Birmingham and Nottingham after a 29 year old man was arrested for deliberately driving his car into pedestrians near the Houses of Parliament in London.... More on last night's violence in Sweden. The mobs of youths dressed in black who burned cars and stoned police in eight...
  • Hogan's Heroes

    08/14/2018 8:21:22 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 114 replies
    YouTube is such a time capsule. When I was growing up, one of the shows my father used to watch was "Hogan's Heroes." I had not actually watched the show since the early 1970s so the show itself was long forgotten but the theme music was always a bit of an earworm, popping up randomly in my head from time to time during the decades since. About a week ago, I noticed that entire episodes of Hogan's Heroes was on YouTube and decided to click on one. As the opening credits played, everything was instantly recognizable to me even though...

    08/14/2018 8:12:46 PM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 19 replies
    Real Clear Politics said so 51-40% with 64% reporting. I didn't trust Nicholson, even with the backing of Cruz and Mike Lee. Tell him to win a house seat first. Aim lower for starters.
  • Tom Arnold and Penn Jillette Claim 'Racially Insensitive' Donald Trump Apprentice Tapes Exist

    08/14/2018 7:36:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    People Magazine ^ | August 14, 2018 | Natalie Stone and Aili Nahas
    Penn Jillette is claiming that President Donald Trump made “racially insensitive” remarks during his time on Celebrity Apprentice, which were captured on tapes that still exist. Jillette, a professional magician who appeared on season 12 of the NBC reality series, confirmed to Vulture in a new interview that series creator Mark Burnett has tapes of Trump making the controversial statements. Burnett did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment. Trump “would say racially insensitive things that made me uncomfortable. I don’t think he ever said anything in that room like ‘African-Americans are inferior’ or anything about rape or grabbing women,...