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  • Korean War veteran's remains identified, escorted to hometown of Superior, WI

    08/13/2018 4:35:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KMSP-TV ^ | August 13, 2018
    SUPERIOR, Wisconsin (KMSP) - Chisago County Sheriff’s Deputies escorted the remains of a Korean War Veteran to his home in Superior, Wisconsin Sunday. Army Sgt. 1st Class Rufus L. Ketchum, 38, of Superior, will be buried Aug. 14. He was a medic and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for Valor and the Bronze Star. He was among 2,500 U.S. and 700 South Korean soldiers that deployed east of the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea in November 1950. His team was attacked by Chinese forces there, of which 1,500 survived, but the rest were captured, killed or missing in enemy...
  • Congressman Keith Ellison, Deputy Chairman DNC, Faces Serious Allegations of Domestic Violence,..

    08/12/2018 3:48:14 PM PDT · by bitt · 26 replies
    Congressional Representative Keith Ellison was elected to congress in 2007, and has been serving as Deputy Chairman of the Democrat National Committee since 2017. Additionally, Ellison is a current candidate for Attorney General of Minnesota. Representative Ellison has been accused of domestic violence by his former partner Karen Monahan [See Monahan twitter here]. Yesterday Karen Monahan’s son, Austin Monahan, provided details of the allegations in a Facebook Post that outlines prior evidence of the horrific abuse he discovered in 2017, and Austin’s motive for bringing the issue to light now to support Karen Monahan’s recent claims. Austin Monahan claims there...
  • Hyundai creates separate sound zones in cars

    08/12/2018 1:33:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Korea Joongang Daily ^ | April 13, 2018 | Jin Eun-Soo
    Hyundai Motor has developed a sound system for vehicles in which passengers and the driver can hear different songs or make totally private phone calls. It is the first such system in the world, the carmaker announced Sunday, and will be offered in Hyundai Motor cars within a year or two. Korea’s largest carmaker calls the system a “separated sound zone” and unveiled it on its official website and on YouTube last Sunday. In the YouTube video, classical music plays in the front of the car where two parents are sitting, while pop music plays in the back for children....
  • The Real Reasons for Chicago's Deadly Crime Wave

    08/12/2018 8:11:01 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    PJ media ^ | AUGUST 8, 2018 | Jack Dunphy
    The Real Reasons for Chicago's Deadly Crime Wave Jack Dunphy It is an accepted but lamented fact of life among police officers that in order to rise on the promotional ladder, one must endorse the political fashions currently in favor among the city’s politicians. And the higher one ascends on that ladder, the more convincingly one must do so. As a consequence, reflecting the governing principles of almost any city you can name, most police chiefs are liberals, or at least pretend to be with a passing level of feigned sincerity. As a result of this, the upper levels of...
  • OH-Gov: Dem candidate Cordray cries foul on ad about time leading CFPB

    08/11/2018 7:28:13 AM PDT · by TBP · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 10, 2018 | Aaron Colen
    The Democratic candidate for governor of Ohio, Richard Cordray, has called for state and local TV stations to pull an ad he claims presents false information, according to the Associated Press. The ad focuses on Cordray’s time as the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under both former President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump. “The advertisement contains statements for which [Republican Governors Association Right Direction PAC] publicly concedes there is no factual backup; and it makes other false assertions that are contradicted by evidence in the public record,” read a cease and desist letter written by Cordray’s lawyers....
  • Ben Jealous is demanding TV stations stop airing this commercial by his GOP opponent

    08/11/2018 7:21:45 AM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 10, 2018 | Carlos Garcia
    Former NAACP president and current Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous is demanding that television stations stop airing a commercial from his political opponent. “Evidence to the controversy” An attorney representing the Ben Jealous campaign sent a letter to four television stations telling them to pull down a political ad from incumbent Governor Larry Hogan. “The Republican Governor’s Association in this advertisement uses selective editing techniques to make the false claim that Mr. Jealous is a socialist, despite clear and repeated evidence to the controversy,” wrote James Temple Jr., which likely meant to say “evidence to the contrary.” Former NAACP president...
  • Another Election Year, Another Array of Election Abuses

    08/10/2018 11:25:53 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 10, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    It is an election year, so the news concerns elections. But not just the candidates, the campaigns, and the issues… if you look closely, you’ll also find news about the election process itself, how it is changing, and how it is being corrupted… sometimes in secret, sometimes as blatantly as can be imagined. This week, for example, we learned of Willie Wilson, a Chicago millionaire running for mayor. He’s a generous man; he writes checks and throws around hundred-dollar bills at Chicago speaking events like Shriners throw candy at parades. He says he views it as charity; nobody has a...
  • Missing for 67 years, fallen Korean War soldier returns home

    08/09/2018 4:24:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WYFF-TV ^ | August 9, 2018
    Missing in action for 67 years, the remains of U.S. Army Corporal Terrell J. Fuller were returned to Toccoa, Georgia Thursday for the first time since the Korean War. Fuller went missing in South Korea in February 1951 after supporting the Republic of Korea in a battle against the Chinese People's Volunteer Forces. He was later presumed captured and killed in 1954. His remains were held on the Korean peninsula until April 2018 when they were sent to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in Honolulu, Hawaii. Employees were able to confirm the remains were those of Cpl. Fuller. Fuller's remains...
  • DOJ & FBI Land a 757 Jet in Clinton’s Hometown Little Rock, Ark; Load It With Boxes & Documents

    08/09/2018 12:03:19 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 132 replies
    True Pundit ^ | August 9, 2018 | Admin
    Real Title: MYSTERY as DOJ & FBI Land a 757 Jet in Clinton’s Hometown Little Rock, Arkansas; Load It With Boxes & Documents Snip~~ Yesterday 8/8/18 The @TheJusticeDept had a Boeing 757-223 tail number N119NA in Little Rock, AR. A local radio station reported #DOJ employees were loading boxes of documents into the plane. Important to note @ClintonFdn located there...
  • Should Philadelphia’s Former Mayor Be Charged As An Accessory In This Child Rape Case?

    08/09/2018 10:02:10 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 3 replies
    Red State ^ | August 9, 2018 | streiff
    Philadelphia is one of the so-called sanctuary cities in the United States. These are jurisdictions that are striving for the status of “no-go” zones in Sweden and Britain or trying to be French banlieue where the writ of national law does not run. In fact, Philly’s mayor, James Kenney, was so excited when a federal judge upheld his decision to refuse to allow federal immigration law to be enforced in Philadelphia that he did a small, orgasmic jig The price of his decision and that of his predecessor is now available for all to see and marvel at: U.S. Attorney...
  • EP American Footwear is hiring in Alamo, GA (A factory, not a shoe store)

    08/07/2018 6:16:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WALB-TV ^ | August 7, 2018 | Dave Miller
    ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Georgia Department of Labor is partnering with the Wheeler County Chamber of Commerce to help EP American Footwear recruit for their new facility in Alamo, Ga. The event will be held Thursday August 16, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Wheeler County Community Center, 16 West Forest Avenue, Suite 103, Alamo. Positions available include packers and molding machine operators. Qualified candidates will have the opportunity to interview with the employer. Job seekers interested in attending this event may visit to create an account and upload, or prepare, a resume. Having an Employ...
  • Amazon plans to hire 1,500 full-time employees for new Troutdale facility (Oregon)

    08/07/2018 5:17:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    KATU-TV ^ | August 7, 2018 | Staff
    TROUTDALE, Ore. – Amazon is beginning its hiring events for its new robotics fulfillment center in Troutdale this week. The new, 855,000-square-foot facility opens in the fall and will create 1,500 full-time positions. This is Amazon’s first robotics fulfillment center in the state. Employees at the facility will pick, pack and ship customers items such as books, toys, and small electronics. Amazon is holding the two hiring events this week: Tuesday, August 7th Location: WorkSource 19421 SE Stark St. Portland, OR 97233 Times: 9AM-5PM Special Instructions: Parking is Free! Accessible to Bus Route 20 and MAX Blue! Thursday, August 9th...
  • Fuyao Glass America hiring 400 people as it plans expansion (Ohio)

    08/07/2018 12:33:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WKEF-TV ^ | August 6, 2018 | Erik Elken
    MORAINE, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) -- Fuyao Glass America is hiring and expanding. The company said it currently has approximately 400 job openings as it plans expansion. "My goal is to, by the end of the year, to build an additional warehouse so we can shift some half-finished goods to the warehouse and leave some space to add a production line," Fuyao Glass America President Jeff Liu said. Liu provided a tour of the glass manufacturing plant to Congressman Mike Turner (R- District 10) and Illinois Congressman John Shimkus (R - District 15). He said the new warehouse could come with an...
  • Black Queen Tosses Her Daughter, 4, In The River Because She Couldn't Handle Her Being Autistic!

    08/06/2018 12:30:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    TNN News Raw3 ^ | August 5, 2018 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Black Queen Tosses Her Daughter, 4, In The River Because She Couldn't Handle Her Being Autistic!
  • Aerospace firm to put headquarters in Mississippi, hiring 70

    08/05/2018 3:27:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Vicksburg Post ^ | August 5, 2018 | The Associated Press
    MADISON, Miss. (AP) — An aerospace company spun off from a larger conglomerate will make its headquarters in central Mississippi. Vertex Aerospace announced Friday that it will invest $1.4 million and hire 70 front-office workers over the next two years at its Madison office. The company currently employs 340 there, and 856 more statewide. Private equity firm American Industrial Partners of New York bought Vertex in July from L3 Technologies for $540 million....
  • CA on Fire: Devastating Destruction, Incomplete Alarm System, and the Falsehood of Climate Change...

    There are 18 active wildfires in California right now. A layer of haze and smoke has engulfed much of Northern California. The Carr Fire in Redding over the last week has already claimed two firefighters and at least four residents’ lives, and 1,500 homes have been destroyed. More recently, two fires in Lake County, which surged 25 percent in size on Friday night, became the largest fire in the state at more than 229,000 acres. Called the Mendocino Complex Fire, the Lake County fire has grown to more than two-thirds the size of Los Angeles. Unrelenting winds, low humidity, dry...
  • Breaking News! Ferguson Fire in Yosemite has jumped Hwy 41.

    08/03/2018 5:53:52 PM PDT · by notpoliticallycorewrecked · 31 replies
    Myself | 8/3/18 | myself
    The Ferguson Fire in Yosemite National Park has jumped Hwy 41 in the Park. The fire is now headed toward Badger Pass Ski area, which is a fire base camp. There is only one road in and out of that area. The fire crews are now trapped and have to shelter in place. PLEASE pray for the safety of the fire crews at that location. They are in immediate danger. We have already lost two firefighters with this fire.
  • Want a $175K longshore job? Here’s your chance — if you’re lucky. And patient (Washington State)

    08/02/2018 11:02:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | August 2, 2018 | Kate Martin
    Ever want to be a longshore worker? Now’s your chance. The workers load and unload ships and move cargo around ports. Full-time jobs pay an average of $175,000 a year and include a benefits package costing more than $110,000, according to the Pacific Maritime Association. But to get to that point you have to start somewhere. The Pacific Maritime Association, which represents shipping lines and terminal operators at West Coast ports, is hiring part-time workers in Tacoma — the first time in several years. Shipping traffic, and the associated work, ebbs and flows. During high traffic times, the shipping lines...
  • Community revives Canteen spirit for 700 servicemen, women

    08/02/2018 2:49:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    KOLN-TV ^ | June 20, 2018 | Mary Roberts
    NORTH PLATTE, Neb.-- Seventy-seven years have passed since North Platte first welcomed troops at the Canteen with some food and kindness. That spirit of generosity and patriotism still carries on today and the recent community effort to feed 700 U.S. Army men and women passing through the area is proof. The two-day effort on Monday and Tuesday to serve up a tasty meal for our troops had to be kept quiet for security reasons; but, now News 2 has permission to share about the community effort behind the Canteen revival. Lisa Burke of the North Platte / Lincoln County Visitors...
  • Eviation Chooses Prescott as US Headquarters (Electric Powered Aircraft)

    08/02/2018 9:45:25 AM PDT · by chrisinoc · 32 replies
    Prescott eNews ^ | 02 August 2018 | John Heiney
    Prescott, AZ – August 2, 2018 – Eviation, an Israeli startup pioneering the industry’s first all-electric aircraft, selected Prescott for its US corporate headquarters. Eviation will open an office at the former Guidance Aviation building, at the Prescott Municipal Airport in August. The decision came following months of discussions in the greater community and across the state. “We met with their CEO, Omer Bar-Yohay and his team twice over the course of the past year, and connected them with local resources like Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Yavapai College and others,” said Lamar. “Our Economic Development Consultant Jim Robb connected them with...