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  • Second Chance for Employment Act takes effect in West Virginia

    07/10/2017 2:25:42 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 23 replies
    WVMetroNews ^ | July 10, 2017 | Carrie Hodousek
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Non-violent felons can petition the court to have their sentences reduced to misdemeanors, according to a new law in West Virginia. The West Virginia Second Chance for Employment Act took effect Friday. Governor Jim Justice signed the bill in April after it passed the Legislature during this year’s session. Senator Glen Jeffries (D-Putnam, 08) introduced the bill after meeting with several business owners who wanted to hire people, but were not able to due to their previous felony convictions. “We have a significant amount of people in West Virginia that are in that scenario and we believe...
  • Holy Cow! Houston New Black Panther Head Quannel X Supports Trump!

    08/25/2016 10:47:41 AM PDT · by Political Junkie Too · 45 replies
    Fox 26 Face-Off KRIV Houston ^ | August 24, 2016 | Quannel X and Matt Patrick
    This is the weekly point-counterpoint show on Houston Fox affiliate KRIV 26 between Community activist Quanell X and AM 740 KTRH NewsRadio show host Matt Patrick. Quannel X discusses Donald Trump's Minneapolis speech. I was absolutely floored when I watched this last night. I think this video has the potential to dramatically shift the narrative of Trump support in the African-American community. Pay special attention to Quannel X's silence at the end when Matt Patrick sums things up. Youtube Recording of Fox 26 KRIV Faceoff -PJ
  • HILLARY'S IN TROUBLE: LA Times Poll: Trump's SURGING with African Americans

    08/17/2016 11:30:55 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 141 replies
    HILLARY'S IN TROUBLE: LA Times Poll: Trump's SURGING with African Americans.
  • Donald J. Trump Remarks on Creating a New and Better Future for America’s Inner Cities

    08/16/2016 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 82 replies
    DonaldJTrump.com ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s so great to be here tonight. I am honored to also be joined this evening by Governor Scott Walker, Chairman Reince Priebus, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani. We are at a decisive moment in this election. Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness. Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and...
  • The $6 trillion opportunity in the Internet of Things

    02/24/2016 9:19:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/24/2016 | Andrew Meola
    Unless you've been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you've likely heard the term Internet of Things, or IoT, at some point. But what does it mean? In short, the IoT is a network of objects connected to the Internet that can collect and exchange data. That brand new car loaded with apps? Internet of Things. The smart home devices that let you control the thermostat and lights with one voice command? Internet of Things. That fitness tracker that lets you share your exercise progress with friends? You get the idea. The IoT is set to...
  • How Ted Cruz Could Deliver the Coup de Grace to Donald Trump

    02/07/2016 1:49:19 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 160 replies
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | February 7, 2015 | Ralph Benko
    Presidential elections are about, above all, just two things: our security and our prosperity. Promises of prosperity have all but faded into the background... except by Donald Trump. In the last debate in which he participated Donald Trump hit the voters' target bull's eye in stating "I want to use that same up here, whatever it may be, to make America rich again." None of the other candidates came close to featuring The Message we voters wish to hear. Prosperity. If the other candidates - most notably #2 Ted Cruz - wished to gain the voters' hearts, or at least...
  • Ted Cruz Gets a Boost from Powerful Conservative Insiders

    11/09/2015 5:14:01 PM PST · by Isara · 20 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | November 9, 2015 | Rob Garver
    An influential political action group in Washington, Heritage Action for America, all but endorsed the presidential candidacy of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday, with the release of an analysis of the platforms of the top 12 candidates for the Republican nomination.Cruz has been consistently in the middle of the pack in early polling, typically gathering only a fraction of the support currently being lavished on frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson. However, with backing from well-funded Super PACs, the Texas senator has the ability to assert himself in the race in the event that one or both of the...
  • Want to Be an Astronaut? NASA's Looking

    11/04/2015 10:35:05 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 19 replies
    Discovery News ^ | 11/4/15 | IRENE KLOTZ
    It’s been four years since NASA put out a recruitment call for more astronauts, but on Wednesday the U.S. space agency said it would be hiring again soon. A two-month application period opens Dec. 14. The agency hired just eight astronaut candidates during its last recruitment. Applicants who didn’t make the cut were in good company – nearly 6,400 people applied for the job. NASA currently has 47 astronauts available for flight assignments – less than one-third the size of the corps in 1999 at the peak of the shuttle program. Typically, crews of six or seven flew on the...
  • Technology Can Bring Money To Inner Cities

    10/13/2015 11:15:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2015 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    As technology changes, so does the job market. Two centuries ago, most low skilled workers would have found work as farmhands, while a century ago they would have been employed in a factory. Today they are most likely to work in the service industry, whether in retail, food service, janitorial services or as personal care aides in a nursing home or hospital. As I have written before, these jobs are often important stepping stones to better ones, even if they do not offer a direct path to advancement. Low skilled jobs still teach workers how to follow instructions and become...
  • The Wayseer Manifesto...

    10/10/2015 12:35:21 PM PDT · by 100American · 2 replies
    Wayseer Manifesto Website ^ | Garret John Loporto
    As Monty Python said "and now for something completely different" This website I hope to open minds up to a larger vision of who they are and can be and as I did recognize my difference with an Accepting society. I celebrate it and so should you, hope this peaks your interest and helps you... I have his book and it is awesome, not a fan or groupie this is only a single data point to me... God Bless
  • Marine Asks Ronda Rousey to Marine Corps Ball: Watch Now!

    08/29/2015 2:13:35 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 80 replies
    eonline ^ | 28 Aug 2015 | JULIA HAYS
    Jarrod Haschert, a member of the United States Marine Corps, has shared a Facebook video asking the 28-year-old UFC bantamweight champion to be his date to a USMC Ball in December. In the video, which has racked up over 3.7M views so far, the soldier, who is stationed in North Carolina, says Rousey is his "celebrity crush."
  • Academics and media tell minorities: You’ll never succeed because of racism

    11/09/2014 7:17:21 PM PST · by TBP · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 9, 2014 | Naomi Schaefer Riley
    [W]hat messages make young people feel as if they are in control of their future? Well here’s what doesn’t: The constant chatter about institutional racism and sexism that pervade our educational institutions and media outlets. If you want to give a kid the sense that he has some modicum of control over his destiny, that his efforts will be rewarded with success, it’s probably best not to tell him the decks are stacked against him. But that’s exactly what we do.
  • Four weeks to stop Ebola

    10/02/2014 6:34:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/02/14 | Lizzie Parry for MailOnline
    World Health Organisation said this week the death toll has surpassed 3,000 They warn number of cases are 'doubling roughly every three weeks' The International Rescue Committee (IRC), on behalf of 34 NGOs, will warn we have a 'window of opportunity' to halt the 'exponential rise' in cases
  • Do Statistical Disparities Mean Injustice?

    09/24/2014 10:41:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    How many times have we heard laments such as "women are 50 percent of the population but only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs" and, as the Justice Department recently found, "blacks are 54 percent of the population in Newark, New Jersey, but 85 percent of pedestrian stops and 79 percent of arrests"? If one believes that people should be represented socio-economically according to their numbers in the population, then statistical disparities represent injustices that demand government remedies. Before we jump to conclusions about what disparities mean and whether they are indicators of injustice, we might examine some other disparities...
  • Okay, Bloomberg is a big fat socialist RINO. What is Bloomberg Media?

    09/22/2014 7:17:32 PM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 25 replies
    Sept 22, 2014 | HiTech RedNeck
    Well, the HiTech RedNeck is looking for a job... AGAIN. This job hopping is getting old, but the boss of the group, at a major freight railroad, for which I'm a contractor has an integrity problem, to put it delicately. For some reason, I don't get along very well with liars and phonies. Well, I refreshed my resumes on Dice and Monster this past weekend and crossed my fingers. Well this morning what do I behold, but someone wants to know if I am interested in working for a company that turns out to be BLOOMBERG MEDIA. They are quoting...
  • US Border Patrol Restricts Media Access at Mexican Border

    06/23/2014 7:06:48 PM PDT · by Jabba the Nutt · 24 replies
    Breitbart via Gateway Pundit ^ | June 22, 2014 | Rachel Pulaski
    The Obama Administration apparently doesn’t approve of Freedom of the Press. Historically, U.S. journalists have reported all over the world during wars and conflict. Our brave journalists were at the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq reporting but according to federal agents the border is not safe enough to report from. Journalists are being told to leave the Anzalduas International Bridge which connects the city of Mission, Texas, with Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. This area has always been open to media to report on illegal crossings from Central America.
  • Two Texas Cities Lead the US in Income Growth

    05/01/2014 7:55:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | April 30, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    Fresh government statistics reveal that two west Texas cities, Odessa and Midland, are leading the nation in income growth. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis found between 2008 and 2012, while many cities saw significant decreases in personal income--Odessa and Midland led the nation with increases of 10.2 percent and 9.6 percent, respectively. According to the data, traditional leading markets like Los Angeles see roughly 10 percent of the population often unable to find a job. Odessa and Midland have the opposite problem. "We have issues filling our jobs," Sara Higgins, a spokeswoman with the City of Midland, told Breitbart...
  • Having a Venerable Name Can Be a Key to Upward Mobility

    03/21/2014 5:05:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2014 | Michael Barone
    America used to be a land with great upward social mobility, but isn't anymore. America never was a land with great upward social mobility. Which do you believe? Keep in mind that your answer will have significant implications for public policy. Most politicians, of both right and left, favor the first statement. Conservatives say big government is stifling people's chances to move upward. Barack Obama says growing inequality of wealth is holding people down. But Gregory Clark, British-born economist at the University of California, Davis, says they're both wrong. The second statement is correct, he argues in his new book...
  • Bitcoin refuses to flip: Virtual currency stays strong despite bankruptcies, gyrating rates

    03/09/2014 2:03:34 PM PDT · by Errant · 21 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 8 March 2014 | Craig Timberg
    Future generations of Bitcoin billionaires may someday look back on 2014 with knowing smiles. Here was a year when thefts spread, exchanges collapsed, rates gyrated like a teenager’s moods. And yet the buying of bitcoins showed no signs of abating. The past week was particularly extreme. The apparent suicide of an American business executive in Singapore was investigated for possible ties to her Bitcoin investments. A California man fingered as the currency’s mysterious inventor reacted to his sudden fame by asking that journalists buy him lunch. After finishing his meal at a sushi restaurant, he went on to deny any...
  • Downworthy A browser plugin to turn hyperbolic viral headlines into what they really mean (SOTU?)

    01/27/2014 12:59:12 PM PST · by longtermmemmory · 11 replies
    http://downworthy.snipe.net/ ^ | 1/27/2014 | snipe at snipe.net
    Because Enough is Enough Already. We've all seen them - the clickbait headlines that websites like Buzzfeed, ViralNova and UpWorthy use to drive traffic, especially through social networks. Even Huffington Post has jumped on the bandwagon of endless recycled listicles and bombastic titles. Downworthy replaces hyperbolic headlines from bombastic viral websites with a slightly more realistic version. For example: "Literally" becomes "Figuratively" "Will Blow Your Mind" becomes "Might Perhaps Mildly Entertain You For a Moment" "One Weird Trick" becomes "One Piece of Completely Anecdotal Horseshit" "Go Viral" becomes "Be Overused So Much That You'll Silently Pray for the Sweet Release...