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  • Smug progressive transplants help to explain Trump’s victory in rural Wisconsin

    01/22/2017 2:25:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 22, 2017 | John Sexton
    Politico magazine has an interesting piece up today titled “What Do You Do if a Red State Moves to You?” That title is actually close to being the opposite of what the piece describes. It’s not about red staters moving into the cities. It’s about blue staters deciding, for one reason or another, to colonize a small county in rural Wisconsin and then being horrified to find not everyone who lives there shares their political outlook. The author suggests the cultural smugness of these progressive transplants is one reason some people in this rural county voted for Donald Trump. The...
  • Liberal Preppers Stock Up On Guns, Food As Trumpocalypse Looms

    01/22/2017 12:33:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Voactiv ^ | January 17, 2017 | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
    Colin Waugh bought a shotgun four weeks before November’s election. An unapologetic liberal, he was no fan of firearms. He had never owned one before. But Waugh, a 31-year-old from Independence, Missouri, couldn’t shake his fears of a Donald Trump presidency — and all of the chaos it could bring. He imagined hate crimes and violence waged by extremists emboldened by the Republican nominee’s brash, divisive rhetoric. He pictured state-sanctioned roundups of Muslims, gays, and outspoken critics. “I kept asking myself, ‘Do I want to live under tyranny?'” said Waugh, who supported Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary and later...
  • Graham and McCain hop aboard the Tillerson train

    01/22/2017 12:06:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Axiom ^ | January 23, 2017 | Justin Green
    From the Sunday shows: Lindsey Graham and John McCain both said they'll vote to confirm Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. Why it matters: Tillerson can clear the Senate with just Republican votes. His refusals to condemn Putin drew lots of attention at his confirmation hearing. Now it looks like he'll be just fine. The one to watch: Marco Rubio, who was the senator to put Tillerson through the ringer on Russia. He's still mum on his vote.
  • White House confirms relocation of US Israel embassy to Jerusalem

    01/22/2017 11:40:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Business Standard ^ | January 23, 2017 | ANI
    In a highly controversial move, President of the United States Donald Trump will on Monday announce to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The White House has confirmed that Donald Trump's team is in the "beginning stages" of a plan to relocate US Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. An Israeli news outlet earlier reported an anonymous source as saying the announcement on America's embassy moving from Tel Aviv would be made by a member of Trump administration on Monday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to speak with Trump by telephone on Sunday regarding the move....
  • Looking Forward to Trump, Israel OKs Hundreds of New Settlement Homes

    01/22/2017 11:26:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 22, 2017 | Reuters
    Israel approved building permits on Sunday for hundreds of homes in three East Jerusalem settlements in expectation that U.S. President Donald Trump will row back on the previous administration's criticism of such projects. The housing projects, on land that the Palestinians seek as part of a future state, had been taken off the Jerusalem municipality's agenda in December at the request of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to avoid further censure from the administration of Barack Obama. However, Israel's right wing believes that Trump's attitude towards settlements built in the West Bank and East Jerusalem—areas Israel captured in a 1967 war—to...
  • Woman slashes Trump sign with knife, says it 'ruined her chill'

    01/22/2017 11:19:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | January 22, 2017 | Peter Burke, Managing Editor
    BIG PINE KEY, Fla. - A California woman was arrested Friday in the Florida Keys after she slashed a President Donald Trump sign, telling deputies she did it because the sign "ruined her chill," Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said. Elizabeth McSurdy, 30, of Oakland, California, faces charges of criminal mischief and aggravated assault stemming from the incident at R&T Vinyl Signs in Big Pine Key. The owners of the business told deputies that a woman had slashed their vinyl Trump sign and threatened them while holding a knife in her hand. One of the men took a...
  • Taiwan's Foxconn chief confirms mulling $7 bn US investment

    01/22/2017 10:14:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 22, 2017 | Agence France Presse
    Taipei (AFP) - The head of Taiwan's tech giant Foxconn confirmed Sunday he is considering a $7 billion investment to make TV flat panels in the United States in a joint project with Japan's SoftBank. US President Donald Trump had announced before taking office a $50 billion deal with SoftBank which he said would generate 50,000 jobs. Trump was speaking last month alongside SoftBank's chief executive Masayoshi Son, who displayed a document which indicated Softbank and Foxconn would "commit to invest $50bn + $7bn in US, generate 50k + 50k new jobs in US in next four years". Foxconn, a...
  • Trump on protesters: 'Why didn't these people vote'

    01/22/2017 9:50:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    United Press International ^ | January 22, 2017 | Allen Cone
    Jan. 22 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump reacted Sunday to the protests nationwide one day earlier that drew millions of people, wondering "Why didn't these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly." Trump posted the comments on his personal Twitter account. "Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election!" the president tweeted. In a later Tweet he commented on the efforts. "Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy," he wrote. "Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views." The protests nationwide highlighted women's causes and protested...
  • Jesse Jackson: Trump's inauguration speech was 'full of hope and inclusion'

    01/22/2017 2:11:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    WPXI-TV ^ | January 21, 2017 | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Not long after President Donald Trump was sworn in, we happened to run into the Rev. Jesse Jackson on the street. He gave a thumbs-up to Trump’s inauguration speech but said the new commander in chief has much work to do in order to unify a nation riven by a divisive campaign. “The speech was full of hope and inclusion and he reached out to cities in a way they’ve not been reached out to for a long time,” he said. “But with that must come a target, a timetable and a budget.” Trump’s speech hit many of the populist...
  • Manufacturing CEOs readying for the expected Trump expansion

    01/21/2017 9:53:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 22, 2017 | Salena Zito
    President Trump says he will be the greatest jobs producer God ever created. "I'm going to work very hard on that. We need certain amounts of other things, including a little bit of luck, but I think we're going to do a real job," he said recently. While his critics laughed and economists urged caution, the truth is American manufacturing is already showing signs of confidence and optimism about a Trump presidency. U.S. CEO's are rewarding the incoming administration with a flurry of announcements promising new jobs, bigger inventories and a reduction of operations moving to Mexico and abroad. Some...
  • Most protesters arrested Inauguration Day will face felony rioting charges, federal prosecutors say

    01/21/2017 9:39:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 21, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Most of the approximately 230 protesters arrested on Inauguration Day will be charged with felony rioting, federal prosecutors said. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the offense is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. The office said most of those arrested will be released without having to post bail and must return to court in February....
  • Madonna at Women’s March: ‘I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House’

    01/21/2017 9:16:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 21, 2017 | Colin Campbell
    Madonna made a surprise Saturday appearance at the Women’s March on Washington, the cornerstone of the massive worldwide protests following President Trump’s inauguration. In her speech at the pre-march rally, the pop megastar declared that she was angry and that “good did not win this election.” “Are you still awake out there?” she asked the Washington, D.C., crowd. “Are you sure about that? Can you hear me? Are you ready to shake up the world? Welcome to the revolution of love, to the rebellion, to our refusal as women to accept this new age of tyranny. Where not just women...
  • Donald Trump could make US world-leader with $25 dollar oil, claims Wall Street analyst

    01/18/2017 10:35:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Energy Voice ^ | January 19, 2017 | Alan Shields
    A leading Wall Street investment expert claims that Donald Trump could make the US a world leading “energy powerhouse” during his presidency. Joseph Grinkorn, chief executive officer of Morris Group, believes the presidential elect could force global oil prices as low as $25 dollars a barrel by tapping into America’s reserves. Mr Grinkhorn, a New York-base entrepreneur that specialises in finance, claims that the Republican’s first 100 days in office could be a “game changer” for the global energy industry. Both OPEC and non-OPEC member countries have already agreed to cut production for the first six months of this year...
  • Pence: It’s ‘Possible’ Trump Uses Executive Power To Build The Wall

    01/18/2017 10:15:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 18, 2017 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Wednesday that it is possible President-elect Donald Trump will use executive action in his first days in office to secure the border with Mexico. The comment from Pence comes days after Trump said that on Monday, which he considers his first day in office, he would sign an executive order covering “strong borders.” Pence told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd in an interview that the Trump administration is looking to sign executive orders and repeal those enacted by President Barack Obama in order to implement the new president’s agenda. Todd asked Pence about Trump’s comment that he...
  • Why Donald Trump looks like just the friend Britain needs

    01/18/2017 9:03:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Spectator ^ | January 19, 2017 | Freddy Gray
    As president, Barack Obama was too cool for the special relationship. The romantic bond between the United States and Great Britain, which always makes Churchill fans go all soggy-eyed, left him cold. Obama was more interested in globalism, ‘pivoting’ to Asia and the European Union. Donald J. Trump is a very different creature. The new US President seems to cherish Great Britain, whereas the EU annoys him. Brexit is beautiful, he believes — and the EU is falling apart. Trump may or may not know the name of the British Prime Minister but, as he told Michael Gove this week,...
  • Trump Inauguration Protesters Work Hard For His Re-Election

    01/18/2017 8:22:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 18, 2017 | Robert Tracinski
    Protesters against Donald Trump’s inauguration are flooding to DC and putting forth their best effort to ensure that there will be a second Trump inauguration to protest four years from now. I’m not boasting or gloating about this outcome. I didn’t want there to be a first Trump inauguration, and I probably won’t be too happy about a second one, either. Yes, a lot can and will go wrong with the Trump administration over the next four years, so it’s impossible to predict the next election. But everything in the behavior of Trump’s opponents on the Left tells us they...
  • We’re Out: Black Americans Leaving the Country Before Trump Takes Office

    01/18/2017 8:06:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 18, 2017 | Pamela K. Johnson
    As this administration draws to a close, Audrey Edwards is packing as fast as the Obamas. By January 20, Inauguration Day, she'll be nearly 6,000 miles away from Brooklyn not watching the festivities in Paris. A journalist and real estate agent, she first got the idea to leave the US when former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani ran for president in 2008. But when Trump rode down that gilded escalator, called Mexicans rapists, and announced his candidacy for Commander-in-Chief, Edwards put friends on notice: "If somebody as crazy as this guy gets in, I'm out of here." She plans to...
  • Topless Feminist Activist Attacks Donald Trump's Wax Statue

    01/18/2017 7:28:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    News 18 India ^ | January 19, 2017 | Reuters
    Madrid: A topless activist from the feminist group FEMEN attacked a life-size wax statue of US President-elect Donald Trump during an unveiling ceremony at Madrid's wax museum on Tuesday. Reuters journalists at the scene saw the woman push past security ropes and place her hand on the statue's crotch while screaming "grab patriarchy by the balls." Museum staff spent several minutes trying to restrain the woman before eventually bundling her out through a back door....
  • CarMax looks to hire 120 for new Lynnwood, Puyallup stores (Washington state, career fair on 20th)

    01/18/2017 6:59:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Everett Herald ^ | January 10, 2017
    LYNNWOOD — CarMax, which bills itself as the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, is hiring more than 120 people at two new stores opening March in the Puget Sound region, one in Lynnwood and one in Puyallup. The publicly traded company is looking to hire full- and part-time employees and is offering up to a $5,000 signing bonus for automotive technicians. The company is planning to hold a career fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at 202 15th Ave. SW, Puyallup. Or people can apply at http://jobs.carmax.com. CarMax, based in Richmond, Virginia, has more than 150...
  • Tech Mahindra to hire more local people in US, says CEO CP Gurnani (India on the Trump train?)

    01/18/2017 3:54:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Financial Express ^ | January 18, 2017 | Staff
    Tech Mahindra will continue to invest in hiring more and more local people in the US as part of its efforts to augment competitiveness across locations, CEO CP Gurnani told a TV news channel on Wednesday. “Tech Mahindra is very conscious that not only the US, but the world is about localisation now,” Gurnani said in an interview to ET Now on the sidelines of the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos. “Local skills have to be upgraded so that the products continue to be getting delivered,” he said. He was responding to queries on concerns about the US President-elect...
  • Teacher says he won't show Trump inaugural address to students

    01/18/2017 3:05:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    KIDY-TV ^ | January 18, 2017 | R. J. Wolcott, Lansing State Journal , WZZM
    WILLIAMSTON, MICH. - A Williamston teacher’s decision not to show President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration speech to his students prompted strong reactions on social media after a letter to parents was shared by Williamston graduate and current syndicated radio host Steve Gruber. On his website, Gruber, who also has two children in the school district, posted an email sent to parents Monday by Brett Meteyer, a fourth-grade teacher at Williamston’s Explorer Elementary School. Gruber said he received a copy of the email from another parent in the district. In the email, Meteyer explained that the President-elect's comments during the election about...
  • 'Give the Guy a Chance' Iowa Trump Supporters Say

    01/18/2017 2:34:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 18, 2017 | Meghan Keneally and Josh Haskell
    Iowa has played an important role in the presidential election process for decades as a swing state in the heart of the Midwest, and this year it swung for Donald Trump. Now Trump supporters are excited to see how their pick pans out. “He won the Electoral College because of the Midwest,” said Beverly Harper, a 77-year-old who worked in therapeutic horseback riding from Bettendorf, Iowa, “You take Wisconsin, Iowa all those states and Pennsylvania also. Right down the center of the United States. The little guy is finally speaking up.” Harper was one of a handful of customers at...
  • Skedaddle is Bringing Busloads of Women to March on Washington (Uber for buses)

    01/18/2017 1:23:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Inverse ^ | January 17, 2017 | Dyani Sabin
    The hottest ticket to the Women’s March on Washington is on the bus-sharing startup Skeddadle, which allows people to commission private bus rides and is trying to change the future of long-distance transportation. Most of Skeddadle’s business comes from people scheduling events – going to ski resorts or music festivals for a weekend. It’s a social experience where passengers share rides with people who have similar interests. But Skeddadle sees itself as public transit of the future, and is building towards being the least expensive, most convenient way to get in or out of a city. “The March is amazing...
  • T.I. Warns Of ‘Hidden Agenda’ Behind Trump’s Meetings With Black Influencers

    01/18/2017 12:08:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Huffington Post's Black Voices ^ | January 18, 2017 | Brennan Williams, pop culture editor
    T.I. has issued a stern warning to his celebrity peers meeting with Trump: “Do not accept any invitation to have any meeting... No matter how positive you think the outcome may be.” On Monday, T.I. shared his two cents on the matter in a series of Instagram video posts explaining his theory on the Trump administration’s “strategic plan” to help normalize the president-elect. “They see how adamantly against [Trump] being president the hip-hop community and the young black people was in America,” he said. “So what did they do? They get Kanye West to come in. Well, surely, ‘if you...
  • Sharpton defends John Lewis' claim and says the process that elected Trump 'was not legitimate'

    01/18/2017 12:00:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | January 17, 2017 | Nikki Schwab, US political reporter
    Al Sharpton backed up his fellow civil rights leader, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who last week questioned the legitimacy of President-elect Donald Trump. 'I think there is no question that the process that elected him was not legitimate,' Sharpton said yesterday on MSNBC, the network where he also hosts a show. Since Lewis said that he didn't view Trump as a 'legitimate president,' he's been whacked around by the president-elect, who continued to tweet about the civil rights leader and Democratic congressman today. During the interview and citing intelligence reports that pointed to Russian interference, Sharpton said the electoral process...
  • Kevin O'Leary makes late entry into Conservative leadership race (Shark Tank/Dragon's Den)

    01/18/2017 10:37:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | January 18, 2017 | Janyce McGregor
    It's finally official: Kevin O'Leary will run to become leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. After months of flirting with the idea, he picked the morning after the French leadership debate and used a video on his Facebook page to declare his candidacy. "You know why? I listened to you," he said in the video posted Wednesday, thanking the "40,000" Canadians he said went to his website and encouraged him to enter the race....
  • Little Elm detective fatally shot in standoff; suspect found dead in home (DFW)

    01/18/2017 9:44:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 17, 2017 | Tom Steele and Julieta Chiquillo
    A Little Elm police officer was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon in a standoff with a gunman that stretched for hours and forced dozens of neighbors to evacuate. Detective Jerry Walker died at a hospital, Little Elm police Chief Rodney Harrison said at a news conference Tuesday night. The suspect was found dead in the home in the 1400 block of Turtle Cove Drive shortly after 10 p.m., Denton County Sheriff's Lt. Orlando Hinojosa said. He did not say how the man died....
  • From Friday Trump WILL have total control of the US’s huge nuclear arsenal so should we be afraid?

    01/18/2017 9:00:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Sun ^ | January 18, 2017 | Jon Lockett
    WHEN Donald Trump takes office as new President on Friday one aide will remain ‘stitched’ to his side – the one with the briefcase needed to spark a nuclear war. The unknown military officer will accompany outgoing Barack Obama to the handover ceremony at the Capitol in Washington before quickly ‘switching sides’ to The Don. He’ll be carrying a satchel which holds military hardware which could change the lives of EVERY person on the planet. Inside the briefcase – bizarrely known as ‘the nuclear football’ – is a piece of digital technology measuring just three inches by five inches called...
  • ‘Ice cream killer’ is so dangerous, she’s headed to a men’s prison

    01/18/2017 8:09:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 17, 2017 | Lia Eustachewich and Jamie Schram
    Watch out, guys! An Austrian femme fatale known as the “Ice Cream Killer” will have plenty of new men to choose from at her new lockdown. Estibaliz Carranza, 38, will be transferred to an all-male prison because she’s too dangerous to be locked up at a women’s facility, but authorities might be playing right into her hands. The maniacal murderess has a history of luring men into her web and then killing and slicing up their bodies with a chainsaw. In 2012, she was sentenced to life behind bars for the dismemberment murders of her ex-husband and her onetime lover...
  • The Danger of Delegitimizing Trump

    01/17/2017 9:57:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 17, 2017 | Carl M. Cannon & Caitlin Huey-Burns
    On January 20, 2001, John Lewis did not attend George W. Bush’s inauguration. He didn’t make a big deal about it, but Bush losing the popular vote coupled with the contentious Florida recount left Lewis feeling less than magnanimous. According to contemporaneous press accounts, the Georgia congressman and civil rights icon spent Inauguration Day in his Atlanta district. Lewis was hardly the only prominent Democrat who had trouble accepting the new president after the 2000 election was finally decided. Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Jesse Jackson trashed the U.S. Supreme Court and questioned Bush’s “legitimacy.” Recognizing the starkness of...
  • The perks of being vice president

    01/17/2017 9:07:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Lafayette Journal & Courier | January 17, 2017 | Maureen Groppe , Star Washington Bureau
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.jconline.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/17/perks-being-vice-president/96558620/
  • Man tries to light self on fire outside DC Trump hotel

    01/17/2017 8:52:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | January 17, 2017 | Abigail Constantino, Liz Anderson and Keara Dowd
    A man ended up at the hospital Tuesday after he tried to light himself on fire outside the Trump International Hotel in Northwest D.C. Hotel employees called the police and D.C. Fire responded to a call of a man trying to set himself on fire around 9:30 p.m. NBC Washington reports that the man is from California and is protesting the election of Donald Trump. In a video the man can be heard saying he tried to light himself on fire as an act of protest. The man was taken to the hospital with burns. He is expected to be...
  • Obama commutes sentence of FALN member Oscar López Rivera (Puerto Rican)

    01/17/2017 8:21:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 17, 2017 | John Sexton
    The commutation of Chelsea Manning’s sentence is getting all the attention today but President Obama also commuted the sentence of Oscar López Rivera, a former Chicago community organizer turned FALN terrorist who was convicted of “seditious conspiracy” in 1981. López Rivera is considered a political prisoner by many on the left but a domestic terrorist by many on the right. Mother Jones described his background in a 2014 plea for his release: In 1981, López was charged with armed robbery, possession of an unregistered firearm, and interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle, allegedly as part of a larger plot to...
  • Tiny Moth Named for President-Elect Donald Trump

    01/17/2017 7:56:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 17, 2017 | Mindy Weisberger, Live Science
    A miniscule moth with a wingspan of just 0.4 inches is the first species to be named for the soon-to-be president of the United States, Donald Trump. Yellow and white scales topping the moth's head resemble Trump's signature hairstyle, inspiring the name Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, wrote evolutionary biologist Vazrick Nazari, a researcher from Ottowa, Canada, in a new study. The moth's habitat extends from Southern California in the U.S. through Baja California in Mexico. The wall that the president-elect has proposed building along the border between the two countries could divide that stretch. Nazari discovered the new species while examining moth...
  • Don’t believe the tweets — Trump is one cool customer

    01/17/2017 7:41:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 17, 2017 | Michael Goodwin
    The eye of a storm is a calm place surrounded by turbulence. So is Donald Trump. Much of liberal America is in an absolute tizzy over his impending presidency, with denunciations and declarations of defiance competing for the most apocalyptic scenarios. Will the world end Friday or Saturday? The sturm und drang is not limited to the homefront. Europe is reeling from Trump’s salvo that Brexit is a “good thing” and NATO is “obsolete.” And China threatens to “take off the gloves” if Trump keeps flirting with Taiwan. But if the president-elect is rattled or even worried about the turmoil,...
  • Georgetown professor says whites should keep ‘individual reparations account’

    01/17/2017 7:01:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 10, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    Georgetown University professor and author Michael Eric Dyson says white people should keep an “individual reparations account” to make donations to black groups and atone for America’s history of slavery and racism. Mr. Dyson was discussing his forthcoming book, “Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America,” with New York Times Magazine when he touched on a subject in his book that talks about white people making reparations on the local and individual level. The Times’ Ana Marie Cox said Mr. Dyson suggested donating to the United Negro College Fund or paying “the black person who cuts your grass...
  • MLK Symposium looks at black lives under Trump

    01/17/2017 6:28:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Pennsylvanian ^ | January 17, 2017 | Roberta Nin Feliz
    Spoken word artists and community organizers filled the Goodhand Room at the LGBT Center on Sunday, reading poems about the terror of racial violence, lynching and systemic injustice. The poetry readings marked the kick-off event, “Will Black Lives Matter during the Presidency of Donald Trump?” of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Symposium on Social Change. The symposium is a series of events from Jan. 15 to Feb. 2 on campus honoring King’s legacy. The kickoff event hosted artists and activists from the National Black Author’s Tour. They spoke about dismantling systems of oppression, the fear many black people...
  • SAP to create 10,000 jobs in US, pending Trump tariff policies

    01/17/2017 5:53:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 17, 2017 | Karen Gilchrist, Digital Reporter
    Multinational software giant SAP SE has called on the incoming Trump administration to rethink any punitive tariffs and tax policies as it sets out to create 10,000 new jobs in the U.S. over the next year. The firm, which currently serves 25 industries across 190 countries, aims to significantly boost its business in the U.S. over the coming 13 months, chief executive Bill McDermott told CNBC's Squawk Box at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. However, he said that he was worried that added taxes and tariffs could be "problematic" for these goals. "We obviously don't want to get...
  • Sorry, That's Not Really Donald Trump's Inauguration Poem (One I posted earlier)

    01/17/2017 5:22:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | January 17, 2017 | Lylah Alphonse
    It's really something, though. Though it's been touted – and slammed – as the official inaugural poem of Donald Trump, there's no sign the heavily gilded and long-winded ode to a Scottish hero who saves the United States from tyranny was commissioned by the incoming Trump administration or slated to be read at the inauguration on Friday. "Pibroch of the Domhnall" describes the president-elect as a "braw gallant man" who "with purpose and strength ... came down from his tower / To snatch from a tyrant his ill-gotten power." It goes on to lavish praise on "the handsome Trump clan"...
  • Trump should shrug off John Lewis’ cookie-cutter insults

    01/17/2017 5:00:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 17, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    President-elect Donald Trump is paying too much heed to the ranting of civil-rights veteran John Lewis: The Georgia congressman’s been playing the same tune about every top Republican for years now. Yes, Lewis’ accusation was baseless and blatantly partisan: He said Trump isn’t a “legitimate president” because of Russian hacking, and he’d skip the inauguration, “the first one I’ve missed since I’ve been in Congress.” Oops: He didn’t attend George W. Bush’s inauguration in 2001, either — charging that Dubya wasn’t truly elected. Last year, Lewis said Trump “reminds me so much of the things that George Wallace said and...
  • Wayne County is glad it voted 84 percent for Trump

    01/17/2017 3:47:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 17, 2017 | Neil Steinberg
    FAIRFIELD, Illinois — Drive 275 miles due south from Cook County to Wayne County. You’ll notice differences right away. It is warmer here, literally — last Wednesday, when it was 42 degrees in Chicago, it was 67 degrees in Fairfield, the county seat, and with a population of 5,000, the largest town in Wayne County, population 15,000. Figuratively warmer too. Ask directions at a bakery and the owner will walk out into the street to point the way. Strangers volunteer to put you up for the night. Pop in on the bank president, unannounced, and he’ll visit with you a...
  • Ralph Lauren Will Reportedly Dress Melania Trump for the Inauguration

    01/17/2017 3:24:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Harper's Bazaar ^ | January 17, 2017 | Lauren Alexis Fisher
    Since November, fashion designers have been debating the ubiquitous question: to dress or not to dress future First Lady Melania Trump? Ahead of this Friday's inauguration, it looks like Ralph Lauren has chosen the former. According to WWD, the American label (Ralph Lauren himself stepped down as CEO in 2015) is reportedly working on a gown and an Inauguration Day look for the First-Lady-to-be. Throughout the presidential election, Lauren was a Hillary Clinton supporter and even designed all the pantsuits worn by the Democratic nominee at the presidential debates (along with many more along the trail). But unlike some of...
  • Women's apparel retailer Limited Stores files for bankruptcy

    01/17/2017 2:23:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 17, 2017 | Arathy S. Nair and Tom Hals
    U.S. women's apparel chain The Limited filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday after closing all 250 stores, the latest brick-and-mortar retailer to fall victim to changing tastes and online competitors. The retailer that began as a single store more than 50 years ago blamed declining mall traffic, falling sales, expensive leases and the shift toward online shopping. Retailers filing for bankruptcy in the past year include Aeropostale Inc (AROPQ.PK), Pacific Sunwear of California Inc (PSUN.MU), Sports Authority, Vestis Retail Group and American Apparel. In addition, department store chains such as Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD.O) and Macy's Inc (M.N)...
  • Hyundai to invest $3.1 billion in U.S. plants (Including new plant, "thousands" of jobs)

    01/17/2017 2:01:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Market Watch ^ | January 17, 2017 | In-Soo Nam
    SEOUL--Hyundai Motor Co. (005380.SE) said Tuesday it will invest as much as $3.1 billion in its existing U.S. manufacturing facilities, and is considering a new plant in the world's most profitable auto market that would help to create thousands of new jobs. The South Korean automotive group, which includes affiliate Kia Motors Corp., said it will spend the money over the next five years on research and development of new technologies such as autonomous vehicles and on upgrading existing facilities. "The U.S. market is crucial to our success as a global auto maker. We will continue to expand our presence...
  • Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the US

    01/17/2017 1:43:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 17, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world's biggest retailer said Tuesday that there will also be about 24,000 construction jobs as well. Wal-Mart Stores says there will be 59 new, expanded and relocated Walmart and Sam's Clubs facilities....
  • Michael Moore: Trump will ‘absolutely’ ban Muslims

    01/17/2017 1:10:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2017 | Jennifer Calfas
    Filmmaker Michael Moore said he thinks Donald Trump will “absolutely” ban Muslims from entering the U.S., rejecting those who call for not taking the president-elect literally. “He’s shown how he’s going to do it. He’s going to get away with it by making it a ban on Muslims who come from the following countries. He needs just enough cover for his crowd to say, ‘Oh, he’s being reasonable there. He’s not banning all Muslims,’” Moore said in an interview with Variety published Tuesday. Moore said he also expects Trump to follow through on his plan to build a wall along...
  • John Kerry Predicts Trump Administration Will Last "A Year, Two Years, Whatever"

    01/17/2017 12:50:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 17, 2017 | Tim Hains
    Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Geneva on Tuesday, Secretary of State John Kerry said that he does not believe that president-elect Donald Trump will repeal everything he says he will when his administration comes into power on Friday, but if he does it could cause significant damage for "a year, two years, whatever, while the [Trump] administration is there."(continued)
  • Economic Prosperity in the Digital Age

    01/17/2017 12:30:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Project Syndicate ^ | January 16, 2017 | John Chambers, Executive Chairman of Cisco
    SAN JOSE – Around the world, people are demanding change. Recent electoral outcomes – perhaps most notably, the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and the presidential election in the United States – have highlighted rising economic uncertainty. In this environment, it is imperative that leaders articulate and deliver on a clear vision for inclusive economic growth, one that accounts not only for tax and trade policy – the focus of many of today’s debates – but also for digitization. Representing $19 trillion in potential economic value over the next decade, digitization has the power to enable countries to kick-start...
  • Women’s March on Washington Shows Left-Wing Devouring Its Own

    01/16/2017 11:42:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Splice Today ^ | January 16, 2017 | Chris Beck
    According to The New York Times, Jennifer Willis was planning to travel up to D.C. from South Carolina with her two daughters to attend the Women’s March on Washington on the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration. She thought it’d be a great opportunity to stand alongside her sisters and protest Trump’s misogyny. Then she got a harsh lesson in how the political left conducts itself. One of the event’s organizers, a black woman from Brooklyn, lectured on Facebook in excluding language that white “allies” should listen more and talk less, adding, “You don’t get to join because now you’re scared...
  • Trump Pushes Lockheed to Cut F-35 Costs by Asking Boeing to Develop a Comparable Jet

    01/16/2017 10:33:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Newswire ^ | January 16, 2017 | Boris Djuric
    After meeting with the president-elect Donald Trump, Lockheed Martin CEO, Marillyn Hewson, promises to lower the costs of F-35 program as well as to create 1,800 new jobs. This brings out the question how come cheaper F-35 program and thousands of new jobs weren’t suggested earlier? Also, a frequently asked question is whether developing the fifth generation F-35 “super jet”, which proved to be not that “super” after all, justified spending $trillions of taxpayer’s money? According to Trump, this expense is unacceptable. The President-elect already promised a modernization of U.S. military, however, under certain conditions. “The F-35 program and cost...