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  • Believe In Aliens? You’re Probably Racist

    09/19/2017 8:49:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 18, 2017 | Eric Scheiner
    People who believe in extraterrestrial life are sometimes referred to in a mocking manner. In the ‘X-Files’ TV-series Fox Mulder is often referred to as ‘Spooky,’ but according to a recent article, maybe he should be called ‘racist’– if Mulder believes that aliens built the pyramids in Africa. The Quartz Media article, “Outlandish theories that aliens built the pyramids are rooted in racism,” by Julien Benoit is critical of those who believe the pyramids or other ancient structures were built by aliens. Some may call this belief simply "odd," but Benoit just out and out labels it racist. From the article:...
  • Fed Judge Rules Trump Admin Can't Withhold Grants to 'Sanctuary Cities'

    09/19/2017 8:43:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 19, 2017 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    On Friday, September 15, the Associated Press reported on a fascinating new wrinkle in the centuries-old face of unconstitutional federal activity, and the details might surprise many who are concerned about the sticky issue of “immigration”. According to the report, Federal District Judge Harry Leinenweber just ruled that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department cannot withhold federal “public safety” grants to so-called “Sanctuary Cities” if the politicians in those cities did not conform to federal immigration policies. This, in effect, temporarily removes a powerful tool in the Trump Administration’s work shed as the President attempts to wrangle with...
  • Mid-size city might win Amazon's contest

    09/19/2017 7:14:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | September 18, 2017 | Noah Smith, Bloomberg View columnist.
    The competition to host HQ2, as Amazon’s planned second headquarters is called, has captivated the nation. The lucky city can expect an economic bonanza: 50,000 jobs, plus the tech ecosystem that the online retail giant’s presence will inevitably attract. But the winner doesn’t have to be a big metropolis. On the contrary, Amazon has the power to create an entirely new American technology hub. In a recent piece, Bloomberg View columnist Conor Sen discusses some of the factors that will (or should) influence Amazon’s decision. These include an educated workforce, an airport, tax incentives, and — perhaps most importantly —...
  • MGM Resorts Proposes To Build $675 Million Casino In Bridgeport, Connecticut

    09/19/2017 6:46:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Tight Poker ^ | September 19, 2017
    MGM Resorts recently announced that it is willing to invest $675 million to develop a third casino in Bridgeport, Connecticut. MGM Resorts Chairman and CEO James Murren who is a native of Bridgeport said that this waterfront proposal would include developing an entertainment complex along with a casino that would also bring in thousands of visitors from New York. MGM Resorts Ready To Embrace Connecticut Connecticut legislators will have an interesting decision to make as the state of Connecticut has been in a legal tussle with MGM Resorts over a proposed third satellite casino that the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan...
  • Flooring distributor bringing 172 jobs, $6.4 million investment (North Carolina)

    09/19/2017 6:36:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Independent Tribune ^ | September 19, 2017 | Staff
    Haines, the largest floor covering distributor in the U.S., plans to open a distribution center in Concord. The new facility will serve as Haines’ southern hub and will house Haines’ entire stocking portfolio of floor covering, installation and maintenance products. Haines’ new operation in Concord will generate $6.4 million in investment and create 172 full-time jobs. “Haines is so pleased to establish the base for our southern operations in Concord,” Doug Drews, Haines chief supply chain officer, said. “The new location will optimize our warehouse network and enable us to provide our customers next day delivery of our full SKU...
  • 3 Reasons Why the Drone Industry Is Hiring Thousands of New Workers

    09/19/2017 6:16:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Inc. Magazine ^ | September 18, 2017 | Lisa Calhoun, General partner, Valor Ventures
    For the first time in history, investments in drones--those buzzy airborne gadgets that used to be called UAVs--have crossed a billion dollars. $1.2 billion has already been invested in unmanned aerial tech in 2017 so far, according to CB Insights. When I invested in a drone startup last year, there was only about $600 million in venture capital deployed. Drone pilots still had to be licensed like fixed-wing aircraft. "In the past several years, the drone space has crossed the threshold from being driven by hobbyists and experimentalists to being largely enterprise-dominated," says John Frankel, founder at FFVC, a New...
  • New Scotland County saw mill to create 46 new jobs (Average wage of $42,391 in North Carolina)

    09/19/2017 5:30:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Laurinburg Exchange ^ | September 19, 2017 | Scott Witten
    LAURINBURG — Edwards Wood Products plans to expand in Scotland County with a $30 million investment in a new saw mill, state Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced on Wednesday. The manufacturer of wood pallets and high-grade lumber will invest the money over the next three years and create 46 new jobs. The company also plans for a second phase that will include an additional $20 million investment. “It is companies such as Edwards Wood Products that continue to assist in making Scotland County thrive,” said Bob Davis, chairman of the Scotland County Economic Development Corporation. “They have been a...
  • Fireable Offense: John Kelly Embarrassed Of Trump During His UN Speech

    09/19/2017 4:23:46 PM PDT · by nodwam · 83 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 09/19/2017 | Richard Saunders
    White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has once again shown he is not on the 'America First' Trump train. During Trump's address to the United Nations multiple photos show John Kelly visibly distressed and upset. Meet John Kelly, the last person on planet earth who still gets surprised by Donald Trump's erratic behavior. pic.twitter.com/kvfCeMyntY — Adam Best (@adamcbest) September 19, 2017 The second of AP's Pained John Kelly photos was taken as Trump correctly said Iranian money helps prop up Assad. pic.twitter.com/nFcLy0o6vK — Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 19, 2017 John Kelly Listens to Trump: A Series pic.twitter.com/iDRq8TiuVc — Tasneem...
  • Lessons from a Restaurant Tabletop

    09/19/2017 4:22:21 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 15 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 19, 2017 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    If you sit down at a major national restaurant chain nowadays, you might be greeted by a sign, banner, or tabletop tent quoting some questionable statistics, and warning you that there is hunger in America. They quote a study (out of context) reporting that one in six American children “experiences” hunger at least sometimes. “That’s 13 million children, the population of Illinois” as the tabletop tent at lunch exclaimed to me, constantly, as I ate my lunch. This brings to mind a flood of questions, among them: Is it true? If so, Why? And What can or should we do...
  • Sen. Rand Paul says he’s pushing Trump to allow health insurance purchases across state lines

    09/19/2017 4:20:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 19, 2017 | Sally Parsons
    Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday that he’s pushing President Trump to allow people to buy health insurance across state lines. “What I would do, and what I’ve been talking to President Trump about, is I think we should allow people to buy across state lines through health care associations, and actually I think the president is going to do this on his own within a week or two, and I think this could help millions and millions of people get affordable insurance,” Mr. Paul, Kentucky Republican, said on Fox News. “It’s not a federal program, and it doesn’t cost any...
  • POLL: Why is the once thriving nation of Venezuela on the brink of total collapse?

    09/19/2017 3:38:22 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 23 replies
    POLL: Why is the once thriving nation of Venezuela on the brink of total collapse? THE UNITED STATES HAS WAGED AN "ECONOMIC WAR" AGAINST VENEZUELA SOCIALISM HAS DESTROYED THE VENEZUELAN ECONOMY I'M NOT SURE
  • Kim Jong-Un – A Danger By Himself Or Just Somebody’s Puppet?

    09/19/2017 3:03:01 PM PDT · by davikkm · 22 replies
    IWB ^ | Samvel Harutyunyan
    Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, seems to be quite an ambiguous figure. On the one hand, he is such a cheerful person, often seen in public, at least in his own country, waving with his right hand to his people, the demonstrators, who look also very happy and brave. He demonstrates a very free behavior, generally in public, and this must mean a modernization of the ruler’s image in a country, which is typically Oriental, and mainly you have to be very gloomy and heavy to win people’s trust in the Asia. He is often smiling, even giggling, and...
  • Obama Wiretapped Paul Manafort Before And After The Election

    09/19/2017 2:22:10 PM PDT · by gaggs · 21 replies
    The FBI was Wiretapping Manaford between 2014 and 2016… but dropped the investigation because they found nothing. Then they reopened it again a few months later, when he joined the Trump Campaign. Video: James Clapper explicitly said there was no tap on Trump’s campaign. James Clapper out-and-out LIED. Make sure as many people as possible see this!
  • Momentum Grows For Graham-Cassidy Obamacare Repeal Bill

    09/19/2017 11:59:31 AM PDT · by nodwam · 34 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 09/19/2017 | Richard Saunders
    A new Obamacare repeal bill written by Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Bill Cassidy (La.) has until the end of the month to pass in the senate. The bill would block grant about $500 billion of federal spending to the states over 10 years to either repeal, repair or keep their ObamaCare programs. The senators see the bill as a way to bridge the divide as they try to put together a bill that can muster 50 votes in the senate. The bill would repeal ObamaCare's individual and employer mandates, but keep insurer regulations protecting people with pre-existing conditions....
  • Dem PAC Files Ethics Complaint [semi-satire]

    09/19/2017 10:54:17 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Sep 2017 | John Semmens
    The Democratic Coalition filed a complaint with the Office of Government Ethics alleging that Presidential Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders' suggestion that ESPN host Jemele Hill's tweet labeling the President "a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself with other white supremacists" might be a "fireable offense," broke the law. Democratic Coalition chairman Jon Cooper insisted that "we cannot ignore the sinister implications of what the Trump Administration has done here. Mrs. Sanders contends she is entitled to express her opinion about the outrageous comments of Ms. Hill, but clearly her statement was intended to intimidate ESPN into firing one...
  • All This Talk of “Hackers” is Just Code for Something Far More Insidious

    09/19/2017 10:30:16 AM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    We have been fed a dangerous lie that will cut to the very heart of freedom in America (and elsewhere soon enough). When the politicians and the media talk about “hackers,” they are telling a flat out narrative that barely exists above a whisper in the real world. They have made these “hackers” into “demons working for dangerous nations” to make us fear what is an almost non-existent threat. The real reason they are spinning this tale is far more nefarious. This whole effort is to shut down conservative voices and be lauded as heroes for it. Internet controls, censorship,...
  • Control Your Kids at the Restaurants

    09/19/2017 10:24:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 79 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | Published on Aug 5, 2012 | E.T. Williams
    Control Your Kids at the Restaurants Control Your Kids at Restaurants, Your Kids Are Not Cute To Everyone, I'm Trying To Enjoy My Food, Can I Eat In Piece, It's Your Kid Not Mind, Get Over Yourself, Stop it please, You must be kidding, No That is not funny
  • Freak Out: ABC Assails Trump Speech as ‘Bordering on Threat’ of ‘War Crime’

    09/19/2017 10:01:44 AM PDT · by PROCON · 60 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | Sept. 19, 2017 | Scott Whitlock
    ABC journalist Terry Moran suffered a full meltdown as he reacted to Donald Trump’s United Nations speech on Tuesday. The network's chief foreign correspondent condemned the President’s warning to North Korea as “bordering on the threat of a war crime.” Bizarrely, he claimed that the speech, which warned Iran and condemned socialism in Venezuela, was one Vladimir Putin would give and that dictators everywhere would love. Trump told the United Nations that if America is “forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.” In response, Moran freaked out: “The...
  • Today in US military history: the second-bloodiest battle of the Civil War

    09/19/2017 8:28:01 AM PDT · by fugazi · 43 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Sept. 19, 2017 | Chris Carter
    1777: The Battle of Freeman's Farm — the first engagement in the Battle of Saratoga — opens between Continental forces under the command of Gen. Horatio Gates and British forces under Gen. John "Gentleman Johnny" Burgoyne. The Brits carry the day, but suffer heavy losses. 1863: On the border of Georgia and Tennessee, fighting begins in earnest between forces commanded by Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans and Gen. Braxton Bragg. After two days of fighting, the Confederate Army of Tennessee inflicts 18,000 casualties on the Army of the Cumberland, driving Rosecrans from the battlefield, but Union soldiers kill, wound, and capture...
  • A Manly way to Cook Bacon – the Machine Gun Method

    09/19/2017 8:12:24 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/19/2017 | J Hines
    There's a new manly manly way that we discovered on cooking bacon. Yes, yes I know you’ve probably seen videos of the bacon wrapped around a barrel of an AR-15. Those videos are only showing the bacon getting burned from the heat of the barrel. Take a look at this method. All you need are: bacon, tin foil, some string, and.. oh yeah, an old worn out 7.62mm machinegun that is about to be thrown out, and 200 rounds of ammunition. 1. You start by wrapping the barrel in tin foil. Then you wrap bacon around it, and tie it...