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  • K-12 School Proposes Removing Urinals and Making Bathrooms Gender Neutral

    05/25/2016 9:32:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 25, 2016 | Kelsey Harkness
    A nationally ranked Minnesota charter school facing a discrimination complaint by the parents of a former kindergarten transgender student approved a controversial new gender inclusion policy at a school board meeting. While the school board, which consists of a mix of parents, teachers, and community members, overwhelmingly voted in favor of the new policy Monday night, some parents are upset with the outcome. “What has happened at Nova is unthinkable,” a mother with two children at the school told The Daily Signal. “A classical school based in logic and reason has taken the most radical approach possible, that of affirming...
  • Authorities: Unruly group instigated violence at Trump rally

    05/25/2016 9:02:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2016 | Russell Contreras
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A day after a riot erupted outside a Donald Trump rally, Albuquerque officials blamed the downtown melee not on impassioned politics but on an unruly group intent on creating chaos in a city that has seen more than its share of violence. Some participants openly admitted that they set out to cause disruption. Many in the crowd were seen with gang tattoos and at one point chanted to Trump supporters that they controlled the streets. "I woke up all hung over and stuff," said Chelsea Rae Gray, a 24-year-old musician. "And then I said, 'Let's see...
  • After Hillary Drops Out... What?

    05/25/2016 8:27:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 25, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    The State Department's report on Hillary Clinton's insouciant attitude toward cyber-security would finish any other American politician. She ignored the law, flouted it repeatedly, and didn't care; folks are in prison for less. The only thing that's holding her up at this point is her Amen Corner in the media, most of whom know her personally and who long for a Clinton Restoration in order to reclaim their places as house courtiers. But 2016 is not 1992 or even 2008, and the retinue of retainers is as long in the tooth as the former first lady herself. They can't protect...
  • Unstereotyped: Why this black pastor supports Donald Trump

    05/25/2016 7:30:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    CNN Money ^ | May 25, 2016 | Tanzina Vega
    Warning: This story contains language some may find offensive. It should come as no surprise that Donald Trump has earned scant support among black voters. Black protesters have been heckled and kicked out of Trump rallies and a black man was sucker punched by a white man as he was leaving another event in North Carolina. Trump has also gained the support of white supremacists including David Duke, the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan (Trump later disavowed Duke, but only after many public stumbles and increasing pressure to do so.) But James Davis, a black conservative pastor...
  • Why Bernie’s Bros Might Go for Trump

    05/25/2016 6:46:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | May 25, 2016 | Josh Zeitz
    Anti-establishment liberals abandoned their party in 1968, and again in 1980. Why not 2016? One of the great unknowns of the current presidential election cycle—a cycle without recent precedent in its unusual twists and turns—is whether the fall campaign will see a convergence of the populist left and the populist right. Could a chunk of Bernie Sanders’ anti-establishment base really vote for GOP outsider Donald Trump in November? Could it be enough to swing the election in Trump’s favor? Many experts scoff at the idea. “Not a chance,” former presidential adviser Jim Messina said on Monday. Writing for Politico Magazine,...
  • Israelis Develop High-Speed 3D Printer for Stem Cells

    05/25/2016 6:31:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 25, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Israeli 3D printer firm Nano Dimension has successfully lab-tested a 3D bioprinter for stem cells, paving the way for the potential printing of large tissues and organs, the company said on Wednesday. While 3D printers are used already to create stem cells for research, Nano Dimension said the trial, conducted with Israeli biotech firm Accellta Ltd, showed its adapted printer could make large volumes of high resolution cells quickly....
  • UAW endorses Hillary Clinton for president

    05/25/2016 6:03:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    DETROIT, MICH. – The UAW today endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, citing her support for UAW members, her lifelong commitment to the job security of American families, and her ability to unify and win in November. “Hillary Clinton understands our issues on trade, understands the complexities of multinational economies and supports American workers, their families and communities,” said UAW President Dennis Williams. Now is a time for unity, a time to focus on what lies ahead in November. Bernie Sanders has brought to this campaign a dialogue that has been needed for far too long. He has been, and remains,...
  • Latest polls have Democrats in a panic

    05/25/2016 5:19:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Sun Sentinel ^ | May 25, 2016 | Doyle McManus
    emocrats hoped this presidential election would be a cakewalk. In their eyes, the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, spent most of the spring alienating big chunks of the electorate, beginning with women. Meanwhile, the presumptive Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, has run a careful, well-funded, well-honed campaign. What could go wrong? And yet, in a spate of reputable surveys Trump has suddenly erased the advantage Clinton had held all year. The average of major polls compiled by the website RealClearPolitics shows the two candidates tied with 43 percent each. In at least three polls, Trump has even pulled ahead by a...
  • Gay Student Told to Change Pro-LGBT Shirt (Texas)

    05/25/2016 4:31:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KCEN-TV | May 24, 2016 | Stephen Adams, MMJ/Producer
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.kcentv.com/story/32055993/gay-student-told-to-change-pro-lgbt-shirt
  • Rand Paul introduces amendment to get rid of draft

    05/25/2016 4:10:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 24, 2016 | Jacqueline Klimas, Defense Correspondent
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has introduced an amendment to the Senate's fiscal 2017 defense policy bill that would do away with the draft entirely. The draft has played a major role in debate of this year's National Defense Authorization Act, the first considered by Congress since the ban on women serving in combat was lifted late last year. The House Armed Services Committee voted to add all women ages 18-26 to the Selective Service, but the provision was later stripped out in the full House. The House version of the bill still includes a requirement from Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas,...
  • Holder calls for forms of slavery reparations in Georgetown talk

    05/25/2016 3:45:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Boston Catholic Pilot ^ | May 2, 2016 | Kurt Jensen
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder added his voice to the call for slavery reparations during a program at Jesuit-run Georgetown University. Such reparations can take a variety of forms and may not necessarily mean cash payments to descendants of slaves, Holder said in a response to a question from a student during an April 29 program on race and justice. Reparations, he said, "can mean a whole bunch of different things. You can come up with policies that take into account what slavery meant then, what it means now. Affirmative action can be thought of as reparations, you know? And...
  • Planned Parenthood is building an army to prepare for the 2016 election

    05/25/2016 3:23:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Fusion ^ | May 25, 2016 | Katie McDonough
    PITTSBURGH—”I can’t wait to cancel out my dad’s vote.” The theme of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund’s membership summit was The Power of Pink, but Audrey Leonard had just articulated what I would come to understand as its unofficial, almost spiritual, motto. Call it the anti-dad bloc, if by “dad” you mean a certain kind of conservative, often older, male voter. The same constituency that has, in a great many states in this country, defined whether and how women like Leonard can access basic health services. The 18-year-old college student from Indiana was one of nearly 1,000 people, most of...
  • Ex-CEO of McDonald’s: $15 Minimum Wage ‘To Cause Job Loss … Like You’re Not Going to Believe’

    05/25/2016 2:58:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 24, 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Former McDonald’s CEO Ed Rensi appeared on Fox Business Network and warned progressive groups against $15 per hour minimum-wage hikes. “I was at the National Restaurant Show yesterday and if you look at the robotic devices that are coming into the restaurant industry — it’s cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who’s inefficient [while] making $15 an hour bagging French fries,” Rensi said Tuesday. “It’s nonsense and it’s very destructive and it’s inflationary and it’s going to cause a job loss across this country like you’re not going to believe,” Rensi added....
  • MSNBC Praises Violent Protesters as ‘Expressing Their Humanity;’ ‘Accomplished Their Goal’

    05/25/2016 2:35:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 25, 2016 | Kristine Marsh
    Update: Joan Walsh response to this blog post is featured below. Outside of a Trump rally Tuesday night in Albuquerque New Mexico, anti-Trump protesters showed up and became violent, throwing rocks, smashing doors, jumping on cop cars and setting Trump flags on fire. For a couple of hours, police tried to control the protesters and find a way to let the hundreds of people who attended the rally, trapped inside, out safely. An NBC reporter was even knocked down off camera as he reported on the scene. Yet his colleagues at sister network MSNBC were less than shocked by the...
  • Obama Tells Vietnam: U.S. 'Still Striving to Live Up to Our Founding Ideals'

    05/25/2016 2:00:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 24, 2016 | Patrick Goodenough
    In an address to the people of communist-ruled Vietnam on Tuesday, President Obama made a case for the importance of upholding human rights, prefacing it by saying that the United States, too, “is still striving to live up to our founding ideals.” “No nation is perfect,” he said at the National Convention Center in Hanoi. “Two centuries on, the United States is still trying to striving to live up to our founding ideals.” “We still deal with our shortcomings – too much money in politics, and rising economic inequality,” Obama continued. “Racial bias in our criminal justice system. Women still...
  • Saudi Family Therapist: Don't Beat Your Wife With Rod or Sharp Object, Use Sewak Tooth-Cleaning Twig

    05/25/2016 1:16:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 27, 2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    A Muslim family therapist in Saudi Arabia, Khaled Al-Saqaby, posted a video in which he gives advice on “wife beating,” explains that the “necessary Islamic conditions for beating must be met,” and shows that husbands must not use a long wooden rod to beat their wife but instead use a tooth-cleaning twig or handkerchief. In the video from February, which was translated into English and re-posted by the Washington, D.C.-based Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), therapist Khaled Al-Saqaby begins, “Assalaam Alaykum. Allah’s blessing upon you. Welcome to our show, which will deal with wife beating. I am aware that...
  • Permian Basin rig count turns positive

    05/25/2016 12:53:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | May 23, 2016 | Trevor Hawes
    It was a positive week for the Permian Basin rig count. The nation’s most-active basin added three rigs for a total of 137. Its most-active county, Midland, added two to the tally for a total of 23 rigs, according to weekly rotary rig count data released Friday by Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes. The Permian saw several counties with renewed activity, including Cochran, Schleicher and Dawson. Lynn was the only county that ceased all activity. For active areas in the Permian, there were 24 rigs in District 7C, up two; 89 in District 8, up one; eight in District...
  • Video: Obama beat boxes for Vietnam's 'queen of hip hop'

    05/25/2016 12:29:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | May 25, 2016 | James Rothwell and Jirtme Cartillier
    Barack Obama has wrapped up his historic visit to Vietnam by throwing down some beats for a Vietnamese rapper. The President was taking questions at a town hall-style meeting in Ho Chi Minh city when a young woman introduced herself as a hip hop artist before asking her question. Mr Obama immediately invited her to show off her talent, asking "do you need a few beats?" The woman, named Suboi and renowned as Vietnam's "queen of hip hop," then serenaded Obama with Vietnamese lyrics about whether people are really happy if they have lots of money. Seemingly delighted with the...
  • Trump plans to target Clinton over Whitewater

    05/25/2016 12:13:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 25, 2016 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Marc Caputo
    In an email obtained by POLITICO, the Trump campaign asks the RNC to research the scandal. Donald Trump, who in recent days has accused Bill Clinton of rape and suggested he and Hillary Clinton may have had a role in the death of one of their close friends, plans to focus next on the Whitewater real estate scandal, POLITICO has learned. Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo on Wednesday morning emailed a researcher at the Republican National Committee asking him to “work up information on HRC/Whitewater as soon as possible. This is for immediate use and for the afternoon talking points...
  • Obama looks to Hiroshima visit; Abe won't go to Pearl Harbor

    05/25/2016 9:59:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | May 25, 2016 | Nancy Benac, The Associated Press
    SHIMA, Japan (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday he plans to use his historic visit to Hiroshima with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to reflect on the suffering of war and the need to take steps to prevent it. Abe said he had no plans to reciprocate Obama's gesture by paying his own visit to Pearl Harbor. Obama's opened his trip to Japan with much intrigue about his upcoming stop in the city where the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb. But that first-ever visit by a sitting American president was caught up in the controversy in Japan over...
  • Why Bernie’s Crushing Trump (He hasn't been vetted)

    05/24/2016 8:05:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 23, 2016 | Michael Tomasky
    If Sanders were somehow able to beat Clinton, he’d be the least vetted, most vulnerable major-party nominee in American history. So Bernie’s still at it, telling George Stephanopoulos on Sunday that he thinks it’s not impossible for him to get 70 percent of the vote in every remaining state. Impossible. If anyone’s likely to hit 70 anywhere, it’s Hillary Clinton in Puerto Rico. Maybe Sanders can do it in the Dakotas, but even that seems ludicrous, because those states have primaries, not caucuses, and he’s never won a primary by that kind of margin except in his home state. But...
  • In Black Lives Matter's shift to economic issues, echoes of Black Panthers

    05/24/2016 7:35:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 24, 2016 | Nissa Rhee, Correspondent
    Chicago — In St. Louis, the Organization for Black Struggle is building a black worker center to support low wage earners. In Chicago, activists led hunger strikes against the closing of a predominantly black high school and rallied for the creation of a Trauma Center on the South Side. Nationwide, BYP100 and the Movement for Black Lives are individually creating economic platforms that call for the revitalization of black communities, reparations, and the protection of the rights of women and transgender people....
  • Illegal Immigrants Sue After Landlord Demands Documentation For Housing

    05/24/2016 7:16:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 24, 2016 | Steve Birr
    Four Latino families filed papers to sue their Virginia landlord Monday after he threatened eviction due to illegal family members living on the premises. The civil rights lawsuit filed by families living in Waples Mobile Home Park in Fairfax County, Va., claims it is discriminatory to require a social security number for residency. The landlords at the mobile home park are requiring residents to provide either a social security card, passport or valid visa with documentation to renew their leases, reports The Washington Post. The lawyers representing the families, from the Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC) and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart...
  • Big-name donors join Trump fundraising team

    05/24/2016 3:18:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 24, 2016 | Jonathan Swan
    Donald Trump, who needs to rapidly raise money for the general election, now has a team of the Republican establishment's biggest donors and fundraisers in his corner. Trump and Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus announced in a statement Tuesday that they have signed onto their fundraising efforts some of the most prolific donors and fundraisers in conservative politics. The big name recruits include Woody Johnson — who owns the New York Jets and was a top fundraiser for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and previous GOP nominees Mitt Romney and Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) — and Diane Hendricks,...
  • This 13-Year-Old Invented a Tesla-Inspired Free Energy Device for $14

    05/24/2016 2:56:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 118 replies
    The Antimedia ^ | May 19, 2016
    Inspired by the geniuses Nikola Tesla and Albert Einstein, teenager Max Loughan loves to invent things, in fact, he says he has known his entire short life that his purpose was to change the world with his inventions. And he may just do it. “As cheesy as this sounds, from day one, on this planet that I knew I was put here for a reason,” said Max. “And that reason is to invent, to bring the future.” Wearing a lab coat while speaking in a televised interview with KTVN Channel 2 in Reno and Tahoe, Nevada, Max explains the free...
  • New York City Lets You Choose From 31 Different Gender Identities

    05/24/2016 1:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 24, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Individuals living in New York City can choose from a minimum of 31 different gender identities, many of which allow them to fluctuate between some version or combination of male or female identities. Businesses that don’t respect and accommodate an individual’s chosen gender identity risk incurring six-figure fines under rules implemented by the city’s Commission on Human Rights. The list of protected gender identities is available online and includes options such as “gender bender,” “two spirit,” “third sex,” “androgynous,” “gender gifted,” and “pangender.” A city official speaking on background confirmed to The Daily Caller that all of the listed identities...
  • Here’s How Taco Bell Makes A Taco Shell Out Of Fried Chicken

    05/24/2016 1:31:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | May 19, 2016 | Venessa Wong
    Back in September, a small number of Taco Bell customers were introduced to a new concept: a taco shell made of fried chicken, used to make what was then dubbed the “Naked Crispy Chicken Taco.” It was the Tex-Mex chain’s response to KFC’s Double Down, a sandwich that uses fried chicken fillets for buns. This creation was offered only as a small test in Bakersfield, California. It later made its way to restaurants in Kansas City in mid-April. And it’s not over yet. Taco Bell told BuzzFeed News that the product — renamed the “Naked Chicken Chalupa” following the successful...
  • #BernieOrBust: Why 20 Percent of Sanders Supporters Say They Would Vote for Trump over Hillary

    05/24/2016 1:00:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    People Magazine ^ | May 23, 2016 | Tierney McAfee
    A new national poll suggests that Bernie Sanders' continued presence in the Democratic primary has damaged front-runner Hillary Clinton by helping close the gap between the former secretary of state and presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday shows that Clinton's lead over the billionaire businessman has shrunk to just three points, with the former first lady "weighed down by resistance from [a] significant chunk of Sanders supporters," as CNBC chief Washington correspondent John Harwood tweeted. Pollsters, too, have attributed Clinton's shrinking lead in part to resistance from Sanders supporters....
  • Libertarian candidate casts Trump deportation plan as 'insanity'

    05/24/2016 10:13:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 23, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Gary Johnson, the likely Libertarian candidate for president, is blasting Donald Trump's policy on immigration as "insanity," and positioned himself as a helping hand to those who came here illegally. Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, is expected to emerge this weekend as the Libertarian standard-bearer. "Is my door going to be knocked down because I'm going to get checked for papers?" Johnson said while praising undocumented immigrants who are leaders in their communities. "We're going to now come in and knock down doors and they're going to be deported? It'd be like putting them on the...
  • Latinos Say Clinton Is Dangerous for Immigrants at LA Protest

    05/24/2016 10:04:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Venezuela's teleSUR's The Empire Files ^ | May 23, 2016 | Abby Martin
    The anti-Clinton event took place two weeks before the June 7 California primary context between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Los Angeles held another anti-Hillary Clinton rally in front of a US$1,000-a-ticket fundraiser on Monday, demanding that the Democratic front-runner commit to ending deportations and addressing the root causes of forced migration. A coalition of Latino community organizations, led by the Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees and Families, called Clinton a "war criminal" who was "responsible for the coup of President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras and the killing of thousands in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Palestine." Besides naming her...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Camp Set Up ‘Veterans Against Trump’ Protest

    05/24/2016 9:29:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 23, 2016 | Tim Mak and Kelly Weill
    It seemed like an outpouring of veteran anger against Donald Trump: over a dozen former service members protesting outside Trump Tower. But the reality was more complicated. The protest was actually a coordinated effort, led in part by the Hillary Clinton campaign, to embarrass her Republican rival for his failed efforts to raise money for veterans. It only looked like a grassroots demonstration. A spokesman for the demonstrators insisted they had no affiliation with any campaign. Later he said the protesters had reached out to the Clinton campaign for press contacts, but that’s all. Then the activist finally admitted that,...
  • Top three reasons Donald Trump is surging in the polls right now

    05/24/2016 8:50:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | May 24, 2016 | Jake Novak, CNBC
    Donald Trump 's surge in the polls isn't just the result of the usual bump presidential candidates historically enjoy after they sew up the primary battles and earn the "presumptive nominee" title. And it's also not just the result of Hillary Clinton 's mistakes, even though she is making some serious campaign errors right now. What has been happening over the last few weeks is that Trump has changed his attack and messaging in a subtle but effective way, so subtle that many pundits may have missed it. But here are the three things Trump is doing very well right...
  • Hillary Clinton Picks a Doomed Fight With Americans Over Guns

    05/23/2016 8:57:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | May 10, 2016 | J.D. Tuccille
    "Yesterday, once again, this time horrifically on live television," says Hillary Clinton in a video on her presidential campaign website, "we saw the terrible consequences of gun violence." As it turns out, she's not talking about civilian deaths from drone strikes or bombing raids on hospitals by the U.S. government, but instead about a criminal shooting spree in the United States. Sure enough, the Washington Post pointed out last week that one of Clinton's signature issues heading into the general election is tightening restrictions on the ownership and use of guns by Americans. That's a tall order in a country...
  • Intel Vets Urge Fast Report on Clinton’s Emails

    05/23/2016 8:36:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Consortium News ^ | May 23, 2016
    A group of U.S. intelligence veterans is calling on President Obama to expedite the FBI review of former Secretary of State Clinton’s alleged email security violations so the public can assess this issue in a timely fashion. MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Those “Damn Emails” – “Really a Concern” Introduction Last Wednesday Robert Gates, CIA Director under President Bush-41 and Defense Secretary under President Bush-43, publicly commented that Secretary Hillary Clinton’s “whole email thing … is really a concern in terms of her judgment,” adding, “I don’t know what originally prompted her to think...
  • How Anti-White Rhetoric Is Fueling White Nationalism

    05/23/2016 8:12:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 23, 2016 | David Marcus
    White people are being asked—or pushed—to take stock of their whiteness and identify with it more. This is a remarkably bad idea. I opened Twitter recently and saw 20+ notifications. Most of the time that means the new generation of white nationalist Twitter trolls are filling my feed with racist and anti-Semitic cartoons. It was the trolls, but this was different. They were celebrating my use of the word “anti-white” in a tweet. They saw it as a victory that a “mainstream conservative” was using this term that for so long has been their calling card. They had a point....
  • Half Of West Virginia's Sanders Fans Would Vote Trump

    05/23/2016 7:51:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Quadrangle ^ | May 24, 2016 | Otis Underwood
    In an email sent out on Wednesday, Bernie 2016 campaign manager Jeff Weaver declared plans to push for a contested convention in Philadelphia in July. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 47% of Likely Democratic Voters believe the Democratic Party should be more like Clinton, but 39% say it should be more like Sanders. He campaigned in OR and California on Tuesday and his victory in West Virginia highlighted anew Clinton's struggles to win over white men and independents - weaknesses Trump wants to exploit in the fall campaign. The split on the left comes after months...
  • Nigeria: An OPEC Country On The Brink Of Collapse

    05/23/2016 4:41:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | May 22, 2016
    Situation in Nigeria For a country that produced nearly 2.4 million barrels of oil (NYSEARCA:USO) per day just a few months ago, Nigeria is facing some really serious issues. A militant group called the Niger Delta has disrupted the country's 2.4 million b/d of production by blowing up pipelines, hassling producers, and threatening to destroy additional oil producing facilities. As a result, Nigeria's oil production has fallen from 2.4 million b/d to 1.4 million b/d and further pressuring a growing nation more and more reliant on its oil as revenue. Nigeria is a fast growing country. Its economy is the...
  • Graphene is key in taking manufacturing to next level

    05/23/2016 3:27:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Manchester Evening News ^ | May 12, 2016 | Ben Rooth
    Graphene is widely regarded to be the most important development in the world of advanced manufacturing to date. The world’s thinnest, strongest and most conductive material was isolated at the University of Manchester in 2004. The potential of graphene is vast and research is currently underway into everything from bendable electronics to portable, energy-efficient water filtration plants and corrosion-proof coatings, anti-cancer drugs and even energy sources sewn into people’s skin. Last autumn, the National Graphene Institute received a major boost when China’s largest mobile phone manufacturer Huawei signed a partnership with the university to develop graphene-based technologies. Huawei stated at...
  • After 'sons of whores' comment, Philippines' Duterte says he will defy Church w/ three-child policy

    05/23/2016 12:51:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Reuters
    MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said he will defy the Roman Catholic Church and seek to impose a three-child policy, putting him on a new collision course with the bishops a day after he called them "sons of whores". The southern mayor has yet to be declared the May 9 poll winner, but an unofficial vote count by an election commission-accredited watchdog showed him ahead over his four rivals, three of whom conceded defeat. Duterte assumes office on June 30. Duterte's often outrageous comments have won him huge support and his tirades about killing criminals and a joke...
  • Hillary Clinton Could Topple Obama's Record for Revving Gun Sales

    05/23/2016 12:29:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | May 23, 2016 | Michael C. Bender
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-05-23/hillary-clinton-could-topple-obama-s-record-for-revving-gun-sales
  • 21st Century Cave 3D Printed with WASP 3D Printer

    05/22/2016 7:16:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Engineering ^ | May 18, 2016 | Michael Molitch-Hou
    Italian 3D printing firm WASP is no ordinary company, claiming as its mission to save the world with digital fabrication technology and a new maker economy. To do its part in the World Advanced Saving Project (WASP), the firm has built its Big Delta 3D printer, a large-scale system capable of printing structures made from concrete and meant to produce homes for people in developing nations. It has yet to fulfill this latter goal, but a bit of news announced today indicates that WASP is making moves in the right direction. Together with Siam Cement Group (SCG) and architect Pitupong...
  • ABC posts another poll showing Trump leading Clinton among registered voters

    05/22/2016 6:49:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 22, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    In a recent editorial for Fox News, Wayne Allyn Root tried to explain why Hillary Clinton is sinking faster than the Titanic. It’s still far too early to say whether the Carpathia will arrive in time to pluck Hillary’s supporters out of the frigid waters, but yet another set of early indicators shows that this race is shaping up to be anything but the blowout that Trump’s detractors have been predicting from day one. ABC News and the Washington Post have posted a new set of numbers which are firming up the trend indicated in previous results we saw from...
  • 'Alien Megastructure' Star Only Gets More Mysterious

    05/22/2016 6:39:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Popular Science ^ | May 10, 2016 | Sarah Fecht
    Every now and then, a distant star called KIC 8462852 dims by as much as 20 percent. That's huge. Even a passing planet as big as Jupiter would only block about 1 percent of the star's light. Ruling out a planet, scientists have no idea what could be eclipsing the star (which is informally known as 'Tabby's Star'). The leading hypothesis is a family of really big comets, but that doesn't quite fit. Astronomer Jason Wright pointed out that the light patterns are consistent with what we'd expect if aliens had built a Dyson swarm of solar collectors around the...
  • Congress votes to ban Confederate flags from VA cemeteries

    05/22/2016 6:17:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 122 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 22, 2016 | Madison Margolin
    Congress passed a proposal on Thursday that essentially bans Confederate flags from national cemeteries. With a 265-159 vote, the proposal makes it illegal to display the Confederate flag in Department of Veteran Affairs cemeteries – even on individual grave sites that honor soldiers who fought for the Confederacy, except on Memorial Day and Confederate Memorial Day. Introduced by Rep. Jared Huffman (D) of California, the proposal received support from 84 Republicans and all but two Democrats. Rep. Sanford Bishop (D) of Georgia, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, voted against the amendment, while Representative Betty McCollum (D) of Minnesota...
  • Trump says he’d sell a building to fund campaign

    05/22/2016 5:07:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 22, 2016 | Aaron Short
    Donald Trump vowed to put a “tremendous amount” of his own money into his campaign — even suggesting Sunday he might sell one of his own buildings from his real estate empire to get into the White House. Trump acknowledged financing his primary campaign with millions in loans and small-dollar donations but said competing in a general election against a well-financed Democrat would be expensive. “I’d have to sell a building, would I?” he told Fox News. “I don’t know. I have the option to do that.” The likely GOP nominee has been working with Washington Republicans to raise money...
  • What Hillary Clinton thinks about Mark Cuban’s interest in talking about the vice presidency

    05/22/2016 4:55:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | May 22, 2016 | Abby Phillip
    Hillary Clinton says she welcomes businessman and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's interest in potentially becoming her vice presidential running mate. In an interview that aired Sunday, Clinton opened the door wide open to Cuban and other business leaders, who could serve to counter the likely Republican nominee, real estate mogul Donald Trump. "I think we should look widely and broadly. It's not just people in elected office. It is successful businesspeople," Clinton told NBC News's Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press." "I am very interested in that." "And I appreciate his openness to it," she added of Cuban's comments....
  • KING: The more I think about it, the more I want to buy a ‘America Was Never Great’ hat

    05/22/2016 3:30:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | May 19, 2016 | Shaun King
    Last Sunday, Krystal Lake, a 22-year-old Home Depot employee on Staten Island, was photographed wearing a hat that says, “America Was Never Great.” It's in the same font and style of Trump's campaign slogan of "Make America Great Again." Of course, death threats and hate mail targeting her have come pouring in — which, if you think about it, lends itself to her feeling like she was right to wear the hat in the first place. About two months ago, I wrote a column about the word "again" in Trump's slogan. I think it's a racist dog whistle and it...
  • Univision Promotes ‘Make America Mexico Again’

    05/22/2016 3:03:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 22, 2016 | Daniel Garza
    Univision’s May 19, 2016 edition of its late-night national news show Edición Nocturna featured a completely favorable story about drug legalization activist Jerónimo Saldaña, the creator and vendor of baseball caps that are stamped with the slogan “Make America Mexico Again.” Saldaña says he was inspired to start making and selling the hats after first seeing one on the Latino Rebels Facebook page and because, as he puts it, he just flat-out doesn’t like Trump. Surprising nobody, in its report Univision included no critical or opposing views against the hat. Not only did Univision give Saldaña their platform to promote...
  • Asian-American group to file discrimination complaint against Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth

    05/22/2016 1:24:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 22, 2016 | Dave Huber, assistant editor
    A group called the Asian American Coalition for Education plans to file an official complaint tomorrow with the federal Department of Education and Department of Justice noting that Yale, Brown, and Dartmouth have “unlawfully discriminated” against Asian-Americans in their admissions policies. The Coalition, “which is composed of more than 100 local, state and national organizations,” claims the colleges “have the lowest acceptance rate for Asian Americans,” and maintain quotas for the (racial) group. It also points out that Asian-American enrollment at Yale has declined “despite the number of college-aged Asian-Americans more than doubling since 2011.” This is the first such...
  • Mexican Officials Take Steps to Counter ‘the Trump Emergency’

    05/22/2016 1:09:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 22, 2016 | Kirk Semple
    MEXICO CITY — Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico, was recently stuck in Mexico City traffic, overcome with frustration — not by the congestion, but by something that was irritating him even more: Donald J. Trump. He grabbed his phone, turned the lens on himself and pressed record. “Ha! Donald,” Mr. Fox said, holding the phone perhaps a little too close to his face. “What about your apologies to Mexico, to Mexicans in the United States, to Mexicans in Mexico?” In short order, the 15-second clip was on Mr. Fox’s Twitter feed — another salvo in a personal campaign...