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  • RU reacts to Hillary Clinton coming to Roosevelt (FReep possible in Chicago?)

    09/24/2017 9:42:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Torch ^ | September 24, 2017 | Vanessa Leal
    Starting this September, Hillary Clinton will be touring the U.S. and Canada to promote her latest book, “What Happened,” in which she talks about her experiences during the 2016 presidential elections. The exciting news is her stage in Chicago will be the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, speaking on Oct. 30. Although it is not an event promoted by RU, it is a big deal to have Hillary Clinton speaking in the campus. Students are interested in attending but the average ticket goes for $200, which may be too much for some RU students. “I think it is pretty cool...
  • Amazon Set To Build A Second HQ And Cities Say ‘Pick Me!’ (50,000 six-figure jobs)

    09/23/2017 3:08:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Gears of Biz ^ | September 23, 2017 | Daniela Blot
    Amazon said Thursday that it will spend $5 billion to build another headquarters in North America to house 50,000 new employees. In April, workers constructed three glass-covered domes in an expansion of the company’s downtown Seattle campus. Amazon made the sort of announcement Thursday morning that mayors dream about. The tech juggernaut said it was looking for the right city in which to build its “HQ2”: a second headquarters in North America, equal to its campus in Seattle. And it’s going to make that selection process a public one, akin to how cities bid to host an Olympic Games. “We...
  • Clinton’s ‘What Happened’ does not tell what really happened

    09/23/2017 2:38:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | September 23, 2017 | Simon Carswell
    Review: This well-written account is a catharsis for wounded Hillary Clinton Never write from anger. It is simple but sound advice. You make statements you might regret or share thoughts that might benefit from calmer reflection. Or worse still, you might be wrong. In the months since Hillary Rodham Clinton lost the White House to Donald Trump, the Democrat has poured her thoughts and considerable ire into a book running to almost 500 pages that tries to explain “What Happened”. The candidate should have been less definitive in her synopsis, perhaps adding a question mark to the title because it...
  • Your local library’s e-books will now show up in Google searches

    09/23/2017 2:55:24 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    engadget.com ^ | September 19, 2017 | Mallory Locklear
    Google has made life a little easier for those who like to check out e-books from their local library. Now, when you search for a book through Google, results for libraries near you that carry that e-book will show up along with outlets where you can buy it. Here's how it works. On mobile, search for the book you're interested in and click the "Get Book" tab that appears right up top, just under the book's info. You'll then see where you can buy the e-book and below that, which libraries have it available. On desktop, the purchasing and library...
  • In Case You Were Planning To Float Any Long Term Loans ...

    09/22/2017 9:10:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 52 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/22/17 | Dave Merrick
    This most recent false prophecy, David Meade Now it is David Meade, a professing Christian, who is predicting a world’s end and rightfully causing gaping mouths and eye rolls from people who are already skeptics of any sort of spirituality. Thank you, David. Regardless of the special meanings you may have applied to your false prophecy, you’ve given the world yet another opportunity to laugh at God, His Son and his precious word, the Bible. In a bizarre combination of numerology and astrology, stirred in with some of the Bible’s Book of Revelation, Mr Meade has calculated end of the...
  • Remembering Our Precious WWII Heroes

    09/21/2017 11:24:35 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 23 replies
    Renew America ^ | September 21, 2017 | Gina Miller
    It was a chance encounter at our neighbors' annual summer party in which I was fortunate to meet Thomas E. Simmons. I learned that he's the author of several books, including, "Forgotten Heroes of WWII, Personal Accounts of Ordinary Soldiers, Second Edition." It's a compilation of the stories of fifteen World War II veterans in the European and Pacific theaters, land, sea and air. This is not a new book. It was first published in 2002, with the second edition out in 2014, and Mr. Simmons told me that all but a few of the men featured have since passed...
  • Evict Hillary Clinton From Living Rent-Free In America’s Head

    09/21/2017 10:28:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/21/17 | Judi McLeod
    Get off of their clouds and take your errant husband who sexually harassed the women, whose heartfelt complaints you helped keep suppressed, with you. The cat’s finally out of the bag. It’s a nasty, spitting, and scratching one whose sharp claws refuse to let go of the necks of all those who voted for a better America back on November 8th: “Dependent upon the results of Robert Mueller’s investigation, Hillary Clinton may contest the official results of the election.” (Fox News, Sept. 20, 2017) Cat-Woman-in-her-own-mind Clinton just can’t accept that a clear majority of Americans did not want her as...
  • Amazon's HQ2 opens bidding war among cities

    09/20/2017 6:17:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 20, 2017 | Irina Ivanova
    Cities and states across the country leaped to their feet when e-commerce giant Amazon (AMZN) announced it was looking for a second location. The online retailer wasn't shy in describing exactly what it wanted. And what that is, in case anyone was wondering, is incentives. "[T]his is a competitive project," the company said in its formal request for proposals, and "Amazon welcomes the opportunity to engage with you in the creation of an incentive package, real estate opportunities, and cost structure to encourage the company's location of the project in your state/province." For many cities, that means an all-out hustle...
  • Revisiting Orwell to Understand our Times

    09/20/2017 4:45:23 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/20/17 | Scott Powell
    "if liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." Just two or three generations ago, most Americans understood that George Orwell’s classics Animal Farm and 1984 were written to explain how freedom is lost to totalitarianism and the intolerance that accompanies it. Big Brother, a term that many people still casually use to describe an all-knowing governing authority, comes right out of 1984. In the society that Orwell describes, all citizens are continually reminded that “Big Brother is watching you,” by way of a constant surveillance through the pervasive...
  • Pepe The Frog Creator Takes Legal Action Against Reddit, Mike Cernovich And The Alt-Right

    09/19/2017 2:18:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 18, 2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Pepe the Frog’s creator, Matt Furie, is taking aggressive action to defend his intellectual property. The popular caricature — a green frog— was a popular meme on the Internet before becoming a figure endorsed by millennial Trump supporters during the 2016 U.S. election. Due to its popularity among the right, Hillary Clinton’s campaign condemned the character as a “white supremacist” symbol. It was a claim backed by the Anti-Defamation League and countless liberal publications. Disheartened by his character’s newfound infamy, Furie “killed” Pepe by giving it a funeral, only to resurrect it months later in a Kickstarter project for a...
  • Racist Black Lives Matters Thugs Trash St. Louis Library

    09/17/2017 8:58:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 17, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Destroying libraries? Sure. This is what the left supports. While the media keeps lying that the St. Louis race riots are "peaceful protests" (as it has been doing in response to every black nationalist race riot since Ferguson), here's what the left's racist black nationalist thugs are actuallu up to. Trashing libraries. The Schlafly branch in St. Louis suffered broken windows at the hands of the racist thugs. The library reopened at midday after the staff went "literally... book by book" to check for glass fragments, said library director Waller McGuire. He arrived at the library at 2 a.m. Saturday....
  • Hillary Admits "Mistakes Made" [semi-satire]

    09/15/2017 11:06:29 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Sep 2017 | John Semmens
    One of the more bizarre revelations in Hillary Clinton's campaign autopsy book—What Happened—was her admission that she tried Voodoo, "but it didn't work. I had dolls of all the key players—Trump, Bannon, Limbaugh. I stuck them with pins like you're supposed to, but none of them even got sick, much less died." The former presidential candidate speculated that "some sort of Russian radiation or hypersonic interference may have short-circuited the effectiveness of this time-tested technique. I mean, it's not like I haven't successfully used this tool before. We made a lot of problems disappear when Bill was governor of Arkansas...
  • Anna Wintour’s October Editor’s Letter: Hillary’s Memoir and the Significance Behind the Issue

    09/14/2017 7:57:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Vogue ^ | September 14, 2017 | Anna Wintour
    Like many people on the morning of November 9 last year, I was to be found watching television, transfixed by Hillary Clinton as she gave her gracious and eloquent concession speech. Secretary Clinton writes about that moment honestly in her memoir What Happened, published on September 12. It’s a candid account of the events leading up to the 2016 election, as well as the personal and emotional footpaths of her life that led her to run for the presidency. Our excerpt from this book recounts that very day—when, she says, “my job was to smile, be strong for everyone, and...
  • New Yorker releases cover they would have run if Hillary Clinton won 2016 election

    09/14/2017 4:01:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    AOL News ^ | September 14, 2017 | GeoBeats
    The New Yorker shared its cover on Wednesday that would have been published if Hillary Clinton had defeated Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. The Washington Post reports that the cover image, titled ‘The First,’ was created by Malika Favre and “depicts a historic President Hillary Clinton gazing at the moonlight from the would-be viewpoint of the Oval Office.” The revelation comes amid the release of Clinton’s new book, ‘What Happened,’ in which she makes various critical assertions about President Trump and others....
  • Controversial Antifa Expert Prefers ‘Social Revolution’ to ‘Terrorist Group’

    09/12/2017 10:41:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Bedford + Bowery ^ | September 12, 2017 | Mary Reinholz
    Bluestockings bookstore quickly filled to capacity last night for Mark Bray, a former Occupy Wall Street organizer turned Dartmouth history lecturer who is making waves with the publication of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook. Soon after its release last month, the president of Dartmouth rebuked him in a strongly worded statement after Bray, appearing on “Meet the Press,” expressed support for the sometimes violent tactics of Antifa, that mysterious network of masked anarchists, socialists, communists and varied others who have clashed with white supremacists and neo-Nazis, tragically in Charlottesville. About 100 of Dartmouth’s faculty then attacked the president for criticizing their...
  • Hillary Clinton Gets Harsh Hollywood Reviews On Eve Of New Memoir Release

    09/11/2017 4:01:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | September 11, 2017 | Dominic Patten
    Hollywood may have been one of Hillary Clinton’s biggest donors, but on the eve of the release of her memoir What Happened, Tinseltown is now trying to keep a distance from the failed Presidential candidate. “You think it is a coincidence that she’s not coming to town?” a producer who was a repeat contributor to Clinton’s big bucks campaign told Deadline. “Come on, she knows she is toxic here right now,” the deep-pocketed Democrat added with a degree of bitterness about Clinton’s multi-city book tour that kicks off September 18 in Washington D.C. “They took everyone’s donations, made a lot...
  • Jerry Pournelle has passed away

    09/08/2017 5:01:44 PM PDT · by buwaya · 75 replies
    Instapundit ^ | 9/8/2017 | Buwaya
    Being reported in several places, Jerry Pournelle has passed away. Noted Science Fiction author, strategic analyst, early popularizer of personal computers, one of the original bloggers. In his own way he was one of the more influential Americans of the 20th century. As per Instapundit in a comment to his own post, "I just talked to Alex. Basically, Jerry just laid down for a nap and passed in his sleep this afternoon. It was nice that he, Alex, and Larry Niven got to hang out and have such a good time at DragonCon. It's as easy a death as one...
  • Hillary Clinton explains Trump defeat in new memoir – and takes aim at Bernie Sanders

    09/06/2017 10:49:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 6, 2017 | Joanna Walters in New York
    Hillary Clinton takes responsibility for her loss in the 2016 presidential election – up to a point – in a bombshell new memoir out next week. But she saves plenty of fire for her Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders, former FBI director James Comey and even vice-president Joe Biden. She also, of course, excoriates the man who beat her, Donald Trump, and forcefully defends the man who cheated on her with an affair that disgraced his presidency, Bill Clinton. And she mildly scolds Barack Obama. What Happened> reportedly gets as close as anything yet to the real Hillary Clinton beneath the...
  • Smoke.Obama.Out of the Bushes Where He’s Hiding

    09/05/2017 8:39:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/05/17 | Judi McLeod
    It is high time to smoke out Private Citizen Resistance Leader Barack Obama from the bushes where he's been hiding since January 20, 2017 Just when it matters most, one brave soul is doing what Congress should have been doing all along: smoking ‘Resistance leader’ Barack Hussein Obama out of the bushes and bringing him into the clear view of the masses whose lives he risks ruining. While senators and congress critters from both sides of the aisle pretend it isn’t happening, Obama, the Private Citizen continues to do what Obama, the President was doing for eight long, uninterrupted years:...
  • Rule 308 (original poem)

    09/03/2017 7:12:08 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 70 replies
    My own ideas | September 3, 2017 | Matt Bracken
    Rule 308 When Marxist mayors order their police to stand down, So that Antifa thugs can beat old men to the ground, Don’t think they’ve surrendered, or been run out of town.. Politicians should consider, and media bosses beware: When Amendment One is abridged, the Second’s still there, Just watching and waiting, like a rattlesnake in its lair.. When justice is perverted, and Marxist judges legislate, When free speech is censored, then banished as hate, Then the only rule standing will be Rule 308.