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  • Rhode Island Dem lawmaker accused of sexual harassment during anti-sexual harassment training

    01/12/2018 7:50:59 AM PST · by Sopater · 15 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 11, 2018 at 5:30pm | William A. Jacobson
    Welcome to my home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.Rhode Island lawmakers are undergoing anti-sexual harassment training after a female lawmaker alleged she was told she could get legislations passed if she slept with the right people. The training seemed to go well, with one exception.One of the male Democrat lawmakers is accused of making sexually harassing comments during the training. He says he was misunderstood because of his heavy accent.News 10 reports: Instead of satisfying concerns about sexual harassment, a training session for Rhode Island lawmakers may have raised more controversy.The training on Wednesday was the same that...
  • RI is now within 157 residents of losing a US House seat, expert warns

    12/20/2017 6:02:59 PM PST · by SMGFan · 71 replies
    wpri ^ | December 20. 2017
    R.I. (WPRI) – Rhode Island is now just 157 residents away from losing one of its two seats in the U.S. House, which would give the state a single vote there for the first time since George Washington was president, according to an analysis of newly released population data. Kimball Brace, the reapportionment expert who has been involved in drawing legislative and congressional districts in Rhode Island since the early 1980s, ran the numbers Wednesday after the U.S. Census Bureau announced Rhode Island had added about 2,000 residents between July 2016 and July 2017.
  • Welfare Payout Statistics That Will Make You Really Angry

    02/26/2014 12:31:25 PM PST · by onyx · 53 replies
    seriouslyepicstuff.com ^ | February 26, 2014 | Seriously Epic Staff
    Now, don’t tell me that welfare recipients aren’t innovative! No reason to stand on your feet waiting to get your check. Just put your flip-flops next in line and go back and sit on your ass. What a great country! Related Article Corporate Welfare Statistics That Will Make You Sick With all the talk about unemployment benefits and welfare, it’s important to understand just how much money we’re talking about. In 35 states, welfare, housing assistance and other benefits pays more than a minimum wage job, according to a new study by the Cato Institute. The study also found...
  • Democrats Mobilize Against Rod Rosenstein As I.G. Investigation Zeroes In On FBI

    12/15/2017 9:13:54 AM PST · by Signalman · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/14/2017 | Peter Hasson
    Democrats are attacking Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s credibility after the Department of Justice released text messages showing a top FBI agent on both the Clinton email investigation and the Russia probe rooting for Clinton while he was investigating her and discussing an unknown “insurance policy” against Trump in case he won the election. The pro-Clinton, anti-Trump messages were, ironically, discovered as part of an investigation into the DOJ and FBI launched by the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General (IG) in response to Democratic politicians demanding a probe into possible anti-Clinton bias at the FBI. Democratic politicians and...
  • Watch: Fireball Shooting Across The Sky Captured By Police Dashcam

    12/09/2017 9:01:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    newsweek ^ | 12/09/2017
    The American Meteor Society (AMS) took to Twitter on December 7 to confirm that what he saw was in fact, a meteor. AMS received reports from 146 people about the fireball event. The society noted it was primarily visible from Pennsylvania, but eyewitness accounts were also reported from twelve other states: New York, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Delaware, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island, West Virginia, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Washington, DC.
  • Joe Trillo to run for governor as an independent (Rhode Island)

    12/05/2017 10:31:32 PM PST · by Impy · 5 replies
    The Providence Journal ^ | 12-5-2107 | Joe Trillo to run for governor as an independent
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Joseph A. Trillo, the former Republican state lawmaker who became the leading Rhode Island advocate for President Donald Trump, said Tuesday he will run for governor as an independent, shocking many in the party he is leaving and adding a new wrinkle to the developing 2018 race. “To win with my message in Rhode Island I will need Democratic support. I feel this can only be accomplished by shedding party politics and running as an independent,” Trillo said as he formally launched his campaign on radio station WPRO Tuesday afternoon. “I feel that my message is more...
  • FL Turnpike breaks ground on test track for smart highway tech

    10/15/2017 12:14:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | July 19, 2017 | Mary Tyler March
    Dive Brief: The Florida Turnpike broke ground earlier this month on a new test track where it will experiment with high-speed toll technology as well as systems for vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle communications, according to FleetOwner. The 400-acre SunTrax site, in Auburndale, FL, will test toll equipment and interoperable tolling systems, as well as smartphone-based payment methods. Other technologies to be tested include high-speed connected platooning trucks, moveable barrier systems and machine vision and materials testing for new pavement types, lane markings and signage. Construction on the site's oval track is expected to be complete in spring 2019 with the first...
  • Jacobs Engineering wins 10-year PA traffic management contract

    09/20/2017 11:09:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | June 27, 2017 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded Jacobs Engineering Group a 10-year, multimillion dollar contract to design an active traffic management (ATM) system for Interstate 76 through Philadelphia, according to Traffic Technology Today. Jacobs' services for the Schuylkill Expressway will include preliminary and system engineering, design, analysis of alternatives, right-of-way acquisition and construction consultancy.The final ATM system could include occasional use of the shoulder, connected vehicle technology, variable speed limit signage and traffic jam detection and alerts. PennDOT could also implement features like ramp metering, junction control, dynamic lane assignments, and multimodal strategies in tandem with shoulder use....
  • Gail Ciampa: Racial issues simmer in R.I. food community

    08/22/2017 2:17:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Providence Journal ^ | August 21, 2017 | Gail Ciampa, Journal Food Editor
    Bakery owners and a chef are pushing fairness, equity and hoping to change the status quo. Debates on racism are raging today. You’ve seen the images and read the stories of what’s happening around the country. Very close to home, in Providence, bakery owners and a chef are addressing difficult issues that are simmering in their businesses. The hospitality community, it seems, is hardly immune to many forms of racism. Last week, an argument between patrons at Seven Stars Bakery on Hope Street took on racial overtones that the store manager didn’t recognize and deal with. A woman of color...
  • Rhode Island pols criticize Trump transgender military ban

    07/26/2017 1:15:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Progress ^ | July 26, 2017 | The Associated Press
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Rep. David Cicilline and U.S. Sen. Jack Reed are among the Rhode Island politicians criticizing President Donald Trump's announcement that he would bar transgender people from serving in the military. Cicilline, who is gay, tweeted out shortly after Wednesday's announcement that transgender service members are heroes. The Republican president should "stop using them as political props," he wrote. Fellow Democrat Reed, the ranking member on the Armed Services Committee, pointed out that Wednesday was the anniversary of President Harry Truman's order desegregating the United States Armed Forces.....
  • Rhode Island psychiatrist exposed as an anti-American communist abuser

    06/24/2017 11:58:46 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Meet Dr. Gabor Keitner, Ivy league Graduate of Psychiatry certified from several top universities in Canada and the United States including McMaster University of Canada. Gabor's specialty is Family therapy, clinical depression geriatric psychiatry and Autistic spectrum disorders. He is also a researcher at Brown University in Rhode Island. Keitner, who immigrated with his family to Montreal from Hungary in 1956, which was then a soviet republic was and still is a committed devotee to Communism and the principal teachings of Karl Marx. Although his family were refugees who fled communism during the rebellion in Budapest, there was enough...
  • 'I am not a pervert': Rhode Island lawmaker (tr)

    06/14/2017 8:17:30 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/14/2017 | Jessica Chia
    Full title: 'I am not a pervert': Rhode Island lawmaker who shared a screen shot with 'teen' and 'MILF' porn open in his web browser apologizes and claims it was a FRIEND who sent him the image Democratic Rep. Ramon Perez, of Providence, Rhode Island shared a screen grab of a Wikipedia page to the House Finance Committee last Wednesday But the screen shot, time stamped at 2:07am, showed multiple browser tabs with 'teen' 'young,' and 'MILF' in the titles. No pornographic images could be seen Perez claimed someone else who was helping him with research took screenshot He apologized...
  • 97-Year-Old Twins Freeze to Death After Falling Outside

    03/05/2017 9:04:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    KCRA ^ | Mar 5, 2017
    Authorities say twin 97-year-old sisters apparently froze to death after falling down outside a Rhode Island home, one of them while coming to the rescue of the other. Barrington Police say Jean Haley, of Barrington, and Martha Williams, of East Providence, died Saturday. Police say the twins had returned to Haley's home with their 89-year-old sister, who is also from Barrington, Friday night after they had dinner together. Some time after the younger sister left, Williams was going to her car. Police say she fell in the driveway. When Haley went to call for help, authorities say, she tripped on...
  • Swastika scrawled on RISD bathroom in human waste [gender-neutral BR; Rhode Island School of Design]

    02/24/2017 4:37:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    WJAR, NBC 10, Providence ^ | Thursday, February 23rd 2017 | Brian Crandall
    Vandalism in a dormitory bathroom has RISD students’ stomachs turning for several reasons. “It’s pretty shocking because I think everybody is wondering, you know, who it is,” student Cooper Thompson told NBC 10 News. The Rhode Island School of Design confirmed to NBC 10 News Thursday that anti-Semitic graffiti was found in a dormitory bathroom during the weekend. Students told NBC 10 the school informed them it was a swastika made with human waste. […] And the bathroom is a gender-neutral one. …
  • Training aims to help police better serve LGBT community [Providence RI]

    01/14/2017 2:12:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2017 3:09 PM EST
    Providence police are introducing additional training to help officers interact with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Mayor Jorge Elorza and Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements say they’re dedicated to creating LGBT-inclusive policies for members of the department as well as specific training curriculum for the next police academy. Clements says the goal is to help officers become more aware of issues facing the LGBT community in Providence. Elorza, a Democrat, says the training is a way to let the Providence community know the city supports it and is ready to respond to their needs. …
  • Electric Boat to hire 2,000 to build nuclear subs

    01/10/2017 12:18:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | January 9, 2017 | Bill Cummings
    With a Navy commitment in hand to build 18 new Columbia-class nuclear submarines, Electric Boat in Groton is planning a hiring and spending spree that will be felt across the state. The company is gearing up to hire 2,000 new employees this year at its Connecticut and Rhode Island plants, with 1,350 jobs slated for Groton. Electric Boat employs about 14,500 people in Connecticut and Rhode Island, and that employment is projected to grow to 18,000 by 2030. Company President Jeffrey Geiger on Monday told business and legislative leaders during an annual update that the company will meet the Navy's...
  • Rhode Island's governor: Democrats need to be 'obsessed with job creation' in the age of Trump

    01/07/2017 4:35:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 7, 2017 | Maxwell Tani
    It's not every day that the Wall Street Journal's right-leaning opinion section swoons over a Democratic politician. Gina Raimondo's outspoken championing of tax and regulator reform have made her the rare exception. Gushing over the Rhode Island governor in a November article titled, "An Island of Rationality in Blue-State New England," opinion writer Allysia Finley praised Raimondo's focus on regulatory and tax reform, painting her as a wonky, business-friendly Democrat at odds with a left-wing base committed to fighting battles over social justice issues. "This year’s election has spurred soul-searching within the Democratic Party," she wrote. "A debate rages between...
  • New Census Projections Show RI To Lose U.S. House Seat

    12/29/2016 5:01:30 PM PST · by SMGFan · 62 replies
    RIPR ^ | December 21, 2016
    Rhode Island is likely to lose one of its two U.S. House seats after the 2020 U.S. Census, according to projections by reapportionment guru Kimball W. Brace, who has for many years helped Rhode Island lawmakers draw both state legislative and congressional districts
  • Hundreds in R.I. turn out for parade to defend wearing yoga pants (AP Photos)

    10/23/2016 4:49:09 PM PDT · by tekrat · 93 replies
    Hundreds of women, girls and other supporters proudly donned their yoga pants Sunday afternoon as they peacefully paraded around the Rhode Island neighborhood of a man who derided the attire as tacky and ridiculous. Alan Sorrentino says the response to the letter to the editor, printed in The Barrington Times Wednesday, has been “vicious” and that he’s received death threats. He implored marchers to stay away from his home and maintained the letter was meant to be humorous. But organizers say the so-called yoga pants parade wasn’t a protest against Sorrentino specifically but part of a bigger movement against misogyny...
  • First US Offshore Wind Plant Costs $17,600 Per Home Powered

    10/12/2016 6:28:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 11, 2016 | Andrew Follett
    America’s first offshore wind power plant will cost about $17,600 dollars to build per home it will power. Three miles off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, the wind farm is supposed to generate enough energy to power 17,000 homes, but will cost $300 million to build five turbines. This cost is just to build the turbines, not to operate them. The extremely high cost of offshore wind doesn’t worry environmentalists and progressives, however, because, as Salon.com says about the project, “it’s the precedent that counts.” Despite the extremely high cost, federal officials want to power a whooping 23...