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  • LGBTQ(????) "history" being honored/funded/promoted (VANITY - sort of)

    10/17/2018 9:35:24 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 14 replies
    me | 10/17/18 | me
    So I got an invitation today for Preservation Maryland.... ...and I'm not happy.
  • Mayor of DC to Pick Up the Bill for Halloween Drag Queen Footrace

    10/17/2018 5:14:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | October 16, 2018 | The Activist Mommy
    This story originally appeared on the website LGBTQ nation under the headline DC Mayor will pay for 100 drag queens to run a footrace through city streets.If you saw that without knowing the source, you’d probably guess it was from a conservative site, likely because the title openly addresses the fact that the mayor is using taxpayer dollars to fund a footrace for drag queens, something that is certainly outrageous on many levels.The fact that this title is written glowingly, not for shock value, shows you exactly how great the ideological gap is between progressives and conservatives.Conservatives have the wild...
  • A Rock Hill manufacturer is bringing more than 60 jobs, investing $13.4 million (South Carolina)

    10/12/2018 4:00:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Herald ^ | October 9, 2018 | John Marks
    Another manufacturer is bringing jobs to Rock Hill. The South Carolina Department of Commerce announced Tuesday that Linde Hydraulics Corp. will invest $13.4 million and create more than 60 jobs when it opens a new production site in Rock Hill. Linde is a global hydraulic and electronic drive system maker. “Linde Hydraulics is the latest industry leader to select our state for its operations, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to our dynamic business community,” Gov. Henry McMaster said in a statement. The new 67,200-square-foot site at 1679 Overview Drive in Rock Hill should be up and...
  • Syracuse tech firm SRC plans to hire 300 as military, overseas sales surge (New York, elsewhere)

    10/12/2018 3:49:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Post-Standard ^ | October 10, 2018 | Mark Weiner
    SRC Inc., one of Central New York's fastest-growing companies, has boosted its expansion and hiring plans amid a surge in sales to U.S. military and international customers. The Cicero-based company plans to hire more than 300 employees within the next year while opening offices in Canada and the United Kingdom, said Paul Tremont, SRC's president and chief executive officer. About 200 of the new employees will be based in Central New York, while other new hires will fill openings in SRC regional offices in Dayton, Ohio; San Antonio; Charlottesville, Va., and Chantilly, Va., he said. Tremont said SRC's growth has...
  • Local manufacturing companies struggling to fill open jobs (Ohio)

    10/12/2018 2:04:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Youngstown Vindicator ^ | October 6, 2018 | Jordyn Grzelewski
    There is no limit on how many people Vallourec, a global manufacturing company with a steel pipe mill here in the Valley, could hire right now, said Chris Allen, the company’s talent acquisition manager for North America. “We don’t have enough [workers] and we won’t have enough,” Allen said. “Our [hiring] number is infinite right now.” That demand is no doubt driven partly by the boom in oil and natural gas, one of the primary industries Vallourec serves, but there are other issues at play that other Valley manufacturing companies are experiencing, too. “We could use 20 more [employees] right...
  • Man accused of threatening to kill President Trump arrested in St. Albans (W. Virginia)

    10/09/2018 8:46:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WOAI-TV ^ | October 9, 2018 | Mamie Buoy
    ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — A man from Bremerton, Washington is in a West Virginia jail accused of threatening to kill President Donald Trump. Joshua Wills, 29, is charged with brandishing deadly weapons, obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct and prohibited acts. According to court documents, St. Albans police officers were called to Roadside Park Tuesday afternoon to meet with United States Secret Service agents....
  • VW Chattanooga to hire upwards of 1,000 more workers, add third shift starting next year (Tennessee)

    10/06/2018 3:50:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Times Free Press ^ | October 5, 2018 | Mike Pare
    Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant plans to add a third shift, and potentially hire upwards of 1,000 more workers, as it readies to make the five-seat version of its Atlas SUV next year, an official said Friday. "We're already planning," said Antonio Pinto, chief executive of the Volkswagen plant, adding that hiring is expected to start this year and continue in 2019. Pinto, speaking after a ceremony unveiling the 100,000th Atlas produced at the sprawling factory, said the third shift will begin next year as the five-seat Atlas is added to production. Plant workers now assemble the seven-seat SUV and the midsize...
  • Now hiring: Wisconsin makes change for military-trained drivers to land trucking jobs

    10/06/2018 3:16:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Green Bay Press-Gazette | October 5, 2018 | Nathan Phelps
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  • 'Money talks': Trump may be more popular in Sask. than polling suggests (Saskatchewan, Canada)

    10/06/2018 12:08:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | October 3, 2018 | Les MacPherson
    'The deeper the swamp, the more popular the bulldozer' Do not be reassured by the apparent unpopularity in Saskatchewan of Donald Trump. A provincial poll commissioned by the CBC from the University of Saskatchewan Social Science Research Lab suggests a fraction less than 20 per cent of respondents are on side with Trump. Those on the other side are nearer to 75 per cent. Some will be horrified to learn Trump has any support here at all, but these are landslide numbers. If Trump were to run in Saskatchewan for public office, the poll says he'd get creamed. But wait...
  • Foxconn holding five hiring events over next month: Hiring hundreds (Wisconsin)

    10/05/2018 3:25:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Biz Times ^ | October 5, 2018 | Arthur Thomas
    Foxconn Technology Group plans to hold five hiring events around the state over the next month as it ramps up hiring for its Wisconsin operations. The company says its hiring for “several hundred” positions in areas including human resources, hardware, software and firmware engineering, finance and accounting, legal, business analysis, graphics and interior design, construction management, sales, and marketing. Candidates interested in attending the hiring fairs and applying for Foxconn positions can pre-register and submit their resumes to Only candidates who are shortlisted and assigned interview times will be invited to attend the events. The events are scheduled for...
  • South Korea honors Ute Tribe veterans for service during Korean War

    10/01/2018 12:25:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    KSL-TV ^ | September 30, 2018 | Jed Boal
    FORT DUCHESNE, Uintah County – A delegation from the South Korean government visited Utah to thank several members of the Ute Tribe for their service on behalf of the Korean people. The Korean War has often been referred to as, “The Forgotten War.” The South Korean government made sure the sacrifices of 19 Native Americans from the Ute Tribe were not forgotten in Fort Duchesne Thursday. A solemn ceremony was held at a war memorial for American war heroes, with Native American reverence and blessings from the Ute Tribe. “Even when I think about it, I get emotional,” said John...
  • Winnebago County GOP Headquarters Vandalized By Kavanaugh Opponents

    10/01/2018 7:58:09 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 39 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Ocotober 1, 2018 | Anonymous
    Sunday, Republicans in Winnebago County woke up to angry messages sprawled on their headquarters' building referring to the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. The date of the DC contentious Judicial Committee hearing "9/27/18" was spray painted on a wall, along with words "Rape" and "Shame" multiple times. State Rep. John Cabello (R-Loves Park) - a Rockford police detective when not serving his constituents - posted photos of the vandalism on his Facebook page with these words: "We can have out differences. We can have good-spirited debate. I hope whoever is responsible for this will be brought...
  • One company is bringing hundreds of jobs to Columbia (South Carolina)

    09/30/2018 12:50:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WACH-TV ^ | September 27, 2018 | Bryant Monteilh|
    “We’ve made a 300-million-dollar commitment to South Carolina, to Columbia, to Richland County.” Says Drew Walker, Co-President of Jushi USA Corporation. Hundreds of new jobs are coming to Columbia, as a Chinese company expands in the U.S. The company is called Jushi which means “giant stone” and is about to complete construction on its first manufacturing site built in the U.S. It's part of Columbia’s Pineview Industrial Park along Shop Rd. It’s the largest factory ever built in Richland County and will be the largest in the southeast. “The factory is about 90 percent complete. We expect to open in...
  • Mitsubishi Electric – Hiring (Kentucky)

    09/30/2018 12:23:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    We are an IATF 16949 registered, high volume OEM automotive parts manufacturing company. As a result of our continued growth, our Maysville, Kentucky plant is currently recruiting for the following positions: Quality Control Engineer • Bachelor’s Degree in Quality, Electrical, Electronics or Mechanical Engineering or other related technical area, plus a minimum of three years’ experience in quality control in the electronics industry or equivalent. • Certification through the American Society for Quality CQE and CQA, or CSSBB a plus. • Broad and detailed knowledge of quality control, engineering and production methods. • Detailed knowledge of statistics, statistical process control...
  • Komatsu’s Harbor District HQ could have more than 1,000 employees (Wisconsin)

    09/29/2018 10:29:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    BizTimes ^ | September 27, 2018 | Corrinne Hess
    Komatsu Mining Corp. is planning to add 443 jobs over the next 12 years at the $285 million headquarters planned for Milwaukee’s Harbor District, where the company’s total employment is expected to eventually exceed 1,000. “We are hiring today but we are also working to develop the workforce for tomorrow,” said John Koetz, president of surface mining at Komatsu. Komatsu is planning to consolidate its West Milwaukee headquarters along West National Avenue and its operations at the Honey Creek Corporate Center at a new South Harbor Campus that will spread across 2.5 million square feet south of Greenfield Avenue and...
  • North American Lighting Hiring ($15.30 an hour in Illinois)

    09/29/2018 10:00:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WTWO-TV ^ | September 27, 2018 | Dana Winklepleck
    Paris, IL - North American Lighting is hosting an open interview day at the Paris, Illinois manufacturing facility. Stop in between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. to apply and interview with the HR department on Thursday, October 4th The company is currently hiring 2nd shift operators. The starting wage is $15.30/hour or $31,824/year plus benefits. Employees covered by NAL’s health insurance will also have access to the free NAL Health Clinic located across the street from the manufacturing plant.
  • Here's the polygraph test Christine Blasey Ford took on her allegations against Kavanaugh

  • Texas Jury Says Its Illegal for Any Bandido To Possess A Weapon

    09/28/2018 6:30:19 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 66 replies
    Motorcycle Profiling Project ^ | 9/25/2018 | David "Double D" Devereaux
    A jury in El Paso, Texas decided Friday that it is illegal for a member of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club to possess a weapon in the state. DT, a member of the BMC in El Paso, was arrested October 16th, 2017 on his way to work for Unlawful Carrying Of A Weapon. Although it was conceded by all sides that DT had no felony record and was not a convicted criminal, the prosecution argued, and the jury agreed, that merely being a member of the Bandidos was enough to consider an individual a gang member prohibited from exercising their 2nd...
  • Rubius Therapeutics breaks ground (150 jobs in Rhode Island)

    09/26/2018 9:23:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Valley Breeze ^ | September 26, 2018 | Jacquelyn Moorehead
    Town officials welcomed new business Rubius Therapeutics to town almost a year to the day since the closing of the previous tenant, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, at 100 Technology Way. On Wednesday, Sept. 19, town officials joined by Rubius executives and Gov. Gina Raimondo held a ground-breaking ceremony for the 135,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. Rubuis, based in Cambridge, Mass., plans to open the building in 2020, investing $95 million in construction and renovations at the facility before opening, and up to $155 million total over a five-year period. The facility will create 150 jobs at the facility, primarily in manufacturing, according to Rubius...
  • President Trump Merchandise Selling Well Leading Up to MSU Rally

    09/20/2018 5:49:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KOZL-TV ^ | September 20, 2018 | Brea Douglas
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--In the days leading up to President Donald Trump's visit to Springfield, there are some people who have been cashing in on the anticipation of his arrival. You might have noticed while driving around town that there are a number of tents set up with Trump merchandise. One of them is from Florida and the other from South Carolina. They are Trump supporters who crisscross the county setting up at his events to sell t-shirts, hats, flags, and more. A trip down Glenstone and you'll spot President Trump memorabilia a mile a way. The vendors have descended upon Springfield...