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  • MDI adds 100 jobs in Hibbing (Minnesota)

    09/19/2018 2:02:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Business North ^ | September 18, 2018 | Manja Holter
    MDI, producer of standard and custom corrugated plastic packing containers, is adding 160 jobs across its four locations, with the majority to be filled at its new Hibbing facility. One hundred jobs became available in the Northland this summer in the area of material handlers, maintenance and quality technicians, production workers and hand assemblers. Many positions are contract hires with potential to become full-time jobs. Consistent with the mission of the organization, MDI has a particular interest in creating employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The hiring spree is being driven by an order increase placed by the United States...
  • Woodward said looked 'hard' for collusion, didn't find it, thinks Mueller has 'something' on Trump

    09/14/2018 12:39:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 14, 2018 | John Haltiwanger
    Veteran reporter Bob Woodward on Friday told radio host Hugh Hewitt he looked "hard" for evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump and Russia but didn't find anything. But he still thinks the special counsel Robert Mueller has "something" on the president. Woodward suggested Mueller possibly has "a secret witness or somebody who has changed their testimony." Trump has firmly rejected allegations of collusion between his campaign and Russia in the 2016 US presidential election and often refers to the Mueller probe as a "witch hunt." Veteran reporter Bob Woodward on Friday told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt he looked...
  • The next book on Trump may be the steamiest (Stormy Daniels)

    09/12/2018 7:31:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Long Island Newsday ^ | September 12, 2018 | William Goldschlag
    Chapters and worse With all his merchandising ventures — steaks, vodka, clothes, deodorant — why didn't Donald Trump ever start a book-of-the-month club? Though he's not much of a reader himself, the Trump name is showing Oprah Winfrey-like power in the publishing world. Even with a million copies printed, Simon & Schuster is struggling to keep up with demand for Bob Woodward's "Fear: Trump in the White House." Amazon ran out of hardcover copies after Tuesday's first day of sale. Now Stormy Daniels has announced she will have a book out on Oct. 2 that will include details of her...
  • Amazon hiring in cities it shortlisted for HQ2. Guess who's last?

    09/07/2018 6:45:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Philadelphia Business Journal ^ | September 7, 2018 | Natalie Kostelni
    Amazon has been ramping up hiring in the 20 cities it shortlisted for its HQ2 search and Philadelphia is dead last in those efforts while Virginia, Boston and New York rank in the top three, according to a GeekWire report. One can only wonder whether Amazon's hiring has anything to do its HQ2 search and the city it ultimately selects. ▪“A GeekWire analysis of Amazon job data provided by a third-party firm found that of the HQ2 finalists, offices in the Washington D.C. area — which includes three of the 20 regions on the short list in D.C. proper, Northern...
  • Do you plan to read 'Fear: Trump in the White House' by Bob Woodward?

    09/05/2018 3:33:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 129 replies
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    The book, Fear: Trump in the White House, will be available September 11, 2018, but it's already creating a stir. Do you plan to read it? You can check it out from your local library, or you can purchase it. The price is #18.00 at Amazon and $19.26 at Barnes and Noble. I'm not sure if I'll read it or not. I already have many books stacked up to read.
  • After the Bombs Fell: Imagining nuclear war with North Korea.

    09/02/2018 4:15:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 2, 2018 | Ethan Epstein
    Works of fiction that purport to be collections of documents—let’s call them “assemblage novels”—are hard to pull off. The Scottish writer Graeme Macrae Burnet succeeded in 2015—and ended up on the Booker Prize shortlist—with His Bloody Project, a novel that was supposedly a collection of documents relating to a 19th-century murder. Max Brooks’s Zombie Survival Guide, a clever fake manual for enduring the zombie apocalypse, is another recent entry in the genre. Now comes Jeffrey Lewis, an arms control expert at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a prolific tweeter (he’s @armscontrolwonk), and his 2020 Commission Report on the...
  • Jack Ryan (Tom Clancy) Series on Amazon Prime [Vanity]

    08/31/2018 4:14:26 PM PDT · by Boomer · 83 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8/31/2018 | Self
    Just finished binge watching the new series. I thought it was pretty well done. Sure made me want to kick some radical fundamental Muslim butt. Scenes from Paris with entire neighborhoods overrun with Muslims made me angry too. I recommend watching it if you get time.
  • Starting new website: need Freeper help

    08/28/2018 10:28:36 AM PDT · by LS · 25 replies
    self | 8/28/2018 | LS
    For many years people have told me "you need a website." This is above and beyond our which is oriented toward teachers. I am starting what, for now, will be called "Patriot Pillars" that will launch before Christmas. It will NOT be a typical "ads & banners" site but a subscription site featuring me doing video courses on my books, US history, politics, . . . sort of like a live version of "Prager U" but a little different. Anyway, if you would like to participate in a focus group, I'd like to hear from you. It would really...
  • Trump anxiety spreads through South Korea ("Rubbish Reporters")

    08/25/2018 1:17:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 25, 2018 | Cory Bennett
    SEOUL — South Koreans are growing more anxious about President Donald Trump’s commitment to the North Korean nuclear deal, fearing he could simply walk away, having already declared victory back home. The president has earned the respect of many people here for his unconventional diplomacy in meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, even among those who otherwise deride Trump as a “merchant” who lacks the “class” of his predecessor. But behind the surprising goodwill and relentlessly upbeat pronouncements from Seoul officials, there are creeping doubts, according to interviews this summer with current and former government advisers, a leading...
  • Nat'l Enquirer boss & longtime Trump friend David Pecker gets federal immunity in Michael Cohen case

    08/23/2018 11:22:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 23, 2018 | Kevin Breuninger and Jacob Pramuk
    • AMI chairman David Pecker gave prosecutors information about President Donald Trump's knowledge of payments his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen made to women alleging affairs with Trump. • Pecker, along with both his company and the Trump Organization, had reportedly been subpoenaed by federal investigators in April. • Cohen pleaded guilty Tuesday to eight criminal charges including tax fraud and campaign finance violations, and could face years in prison....
  • This Luxury Resort in the Maldives Is Hiring a Bookworm to Sell Beach Reads to Its Celebrity Guests

    08/21/2018 9:02:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Travel & Leisure ^ | August 21, 2018 | Elizabeth Preske
    If running away to a desert island and spending your days surrounded by books sounds like a dream, we may have found the job for you. Philip Blackwell, founder of Ultimate Library, is sending one lucky bookworm to the Maldives to manage a pop-up bookstore inside luxury resort Soneva Fushi....
  • The Miracles of Jesus Explained [book]

    08/21/2018 10:20:55 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 2 replies
    National Archives ^ | August 21, 2018 | self
    Miracles of Jesus Christ : explained according to their spiritual meaning, in the way of question and answer / by the Rev. J. Clowes ... by Clowes, J. (John), 1743-1831 Publication date: 1867 Topics: Jesus Christ Publisher Manchester : Published by the Manchester Printing Society of the New Jerusalem Church Collection university_of_illinois_urbana-champaign; americana Digitizing sponsor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Contributor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Language English Notes No copyright page found. Damaged and loose pages and cover. Barcode 30112107396407 Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II Identifier miraclesofjesusc00clow Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t3b033529 Invoice 1111 Ocr ABBYY FineReader 11.0 Page-progression lr Pages 282 Ppi...
  • Book about Filipino women taken offline in Korea

    08/20/2018 5:19:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    ABS-CBN News ^ | August 20, 2018
    MANILA - A book about Filipino women written by a Korean man has been removed from online book retailers after complaints that it is "obscene and racist." According to The Korea Times, the e-book "How to Treat Bar Hostesses in the Philippines" received flak after a tweet about it spread earlier this month. Many expressed concern about the book's content, which talks about how to deal with Filipino women from a Korean man's perspective. The book's author, identified only as "Kevin Cho," urged his readers to "make the best use of Filipinas, who can give unforgettable memories." "Even if you...
  • The game changers: meet the creatives shaking up the gaming world

    08/19/2018 1:14:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 19, 2018 | Simon Parkin
    Just as the kaleidoscopic dramas of Leo Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina, the pseudo-non-fiction murk of Alan Moore’s comic From Hell and the domestic pragmatism of Jamie Oliver’s 15 Minute Meals meet under the fat banner of prose, so the body of video games becomes an ever broader church. It is impossible to enforce orthodoxy in a medium where shifting technology defines the canvas. The artform now embraces work from a dizzying spectrum. A challenging time, then, for the Victoria and Albert Museum to stage its first major video game exhibition. Rather than reach into the primordial digital soup of the...
  • Harvey Levin Tries to Stump Omarosa on Why She Didn’t Leave White House After Trump N-word Debacle

    08/18/2018 3:00:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | August 17, 2018 | Tia Berger
    Omarosa Manigault Newman was put in the hot seat while trying to explain why she continued to work for President Trump after she believed he used racial language. The former White House staff member conducted an interview with TMZ on Tuesday to discuss the secret recordings she speaks about in her new book “Unhinged.” Manigault Newman recently released a conversation between her and campaigners Lynne Patton and Katrina Pierson in 2016. All three staffers can be heard discussing Trump saying the word “nigger”. Patton said the president denied using the racial slur when asked, but Manigault Newman responded back, “That’s...
  • Kellyanne Conway on accusation Trump is racist: 'None of us would be there if that were true'

    08/13/2018 6:05:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 12, 2018 | Quinn Scanlan
    Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway responded to allegations that President Donald Trump is a racist, saying "none of us would be" at the White House if that were true. Conway also told ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl on "This Week" that in the two years she has worked for Trump, she has “never a single time heard him use a racial slur about anyone.” Conway was responding to a new book by former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman who describes Trump as a racist and that she has heard him use racial slurs. “I think...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    08/12/2018 3:09:57 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/12/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Today is the first anniversary of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia that began when left-wing protestors attacked a white nationalist rally. In the end, a white nationalist ran his car into a group of leftists killing one and injuring others. That man faces criminal charges from the State of Virginia and federal hate crimes charges that could include the death penalty... The leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, Gerard Batten, has called out the chief of London's Metropolitan Police for launching a hate crimes investigation of former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson..... The Associated Press reported Saturday that 29-year...
  • Wanted: Social Media Re-invented

    08/11/2018 11:34:02 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 19 replies
    self | jimjohn
    I’m too busy to even write these days, and I’m hoping there are other tech savvy people talking privately about now. It’s time for an alternative social/information medium to rival the others.
  • Book Review: Democrat to Deplorable by Jack Murphy

    07/28/2018 9:18:58 AM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 8 replies
    Book Review | May 2, 2018 | Jack Murphy
    Jack Murphy has done the world a great service in publishing his book, Democrat to Deplorable: Why Nine Million Obama Voters Ditched the Democrats and Embraced Donald Trump, and I would highly recommend it to everyone here, especially those who might be thinking about how to bring liberal/leftist relatives and friends over from the "dark side". Murphy does three things in the book, each of which would separately be significant, but taken together, they add up to far more than the sum of their parts. First, he relays the searing personal story of how he went from being a pretty...
  • Dinesh D'Souza explains 'outrageous' Trump-Lincoln comparison

    07/22/2018 2:53:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 22, 2018 | Art Moore
    When Americans assess Donald Trump, a president who in many ways has broken the mold, comparisons don’t come easily. But Abraham Lincoln? That’s the startling proposition illustrated in promotional posters for Dinesh D’Souza’s upcoming film “Death of a Nation,” which contends America is once again faced with an existential crisis. In an interview with WND, D’Souza explained he is not asserting that Trump is Lincoln. “We are saying there are situations that are eerily similar, the accusations against the two men are remarkably similar and Trump can take a page from the great emancipator,” D’Souza said. The filmmaker, known for...