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  • Wanhua Picks Port of South Louisiana for $1.25B Chemical Complex (170 jobs at $80,000, + benefits)

    12/11/2018 1:26:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Maritime Executive ^ | November 19, 2018 | Staff
    Today, Governor John Bel Edwards and Wanhua Chemical Group Co. Ltd. executive Weiqi Hua announced the company will develop a $1.25 billion chemical manufacturing complex in the St. James Parish community of Convent, Louisiana. The 250-acre manufacturing site will be developed at the northwest corner of the intersection of Louisiana Highways 3125 and 3214, on the east bank of the Mississippi River with deep-draft river access and available rail service. The project will create 170 new direct jobs with an average annual salary of more than $80,000, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in additional 1,060...
  • Sheriff: Man pulls gun on Popeyes worker in condiments clash

    12/03/2018 7:35:29 PM PST · by Blue House Sue · 12 replies
    KXAN ^ | 12/3/18
    MARRERO, La. (AP) — A man is accused of pointing a gun at the manager of a Popeyes in Louisiana during a dispute over condiments. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports 59-year-old Earl Jethroe of Marrero walked into the eatery Friday, ordered a meal and apparently took issue with the condiments provided by employees. At some point, the arrest reports says, Jethroe threw his chicken across the counter, pulled a pistol from his waistband and pointed it at the manager. Jethroe didn't fire the weapon, and no one was hurt.
  • LOUISIANA SCHOOL FAMOUS FOR RAGS-TO-RICHES IVY LEAGUE ACCEPTANCES EXPOSED AS FRAUD

    11/30/2018 4:39:22 PM PST · by NotchJohnson · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/30/2018 | Virginia Kruta
    T.M. Landry College Preparatory School in Lousiana made headlines with a series of viral videos showing their students reacting to news that they’d been accepted to Ivy League Universities. But a new report from The New York Times has exposed the dark underbelly of the school that once boasted “a 100-percent college acceptance rate.” According to the report, transcripts were doctored and extracurricular activities were invented. Students were encouraged to lie about their family situations in order to make their successes appear even more dramatic. And students and teachers alike described a “culture of abuse” that was widespread.
  • Jordan wins Oversight leading role for House GOP in surprise move

    11/29/2018 9:44:33 PM PST · by bitt · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/2018 | Olivia Beavers
    Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) abruptly stepped aside on Thursday to allow his House Freedom Caucus ally, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), to run uncontested for the ranking member role on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee -- a position that he won. Jordan, who won the race with no other competitors to challenge him, is expected to be a fierce defender of President Trump when Democrats take control of the panel next Congress. They are expected to become involved in a series of investigations into the Trump administration. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and two GOP lawmakers on the...
  • Shepard Smith attacks Bobby Jindal on air for saying ‘all lives matter

    07/18/2016 6:58:12 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 35 replies
    AmericanThinker ^ | 18 Jul,,2016 | Thomas Lifson
    I happened to catch a jaw-dropping incident on the Fox News Channel air yesterday, as Shepard Smith’s breaking news coverage of the Baton Rouge police ambush brought on Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal for telephone comments. In the course of attempting to heal the raw nerves, Gov. Jindal said “all lives matter” and was rebuked by the crew-cut newsman. Kristinn Taylor of Gateway Pundit captured the exchange:
  • Supreme Court reins in the feds' land grab for endangered species

    11/27/2018 9:42:00 AM PST · by jazusamo · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 27, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    The federal government can’t designate land as a habitat for an endangered species on the mere prospect that the species might eventually move there, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, delivering a victory to property owners. In a unanimous ruling the justices rejected the federal government’s attempt to designate roughly 1,500 acres in Louisiana as critical space for the dusky gopher frog.
  • DEA: Sinaloa Cartel Still Holds Power; Maintains International Expansion

    11/21/2018 9:58:24 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 8 replies
    Borderlandbeat.com ^ | November 3, 2018 | Yaquil
    Despite the capture of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the criminal group continues to export "wholesale" quantities of methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl through crossing points located along the Mexican-California border: AZ, NM, and W. Texas.... the Sinaloa cartel "maintains an international expansionary footprint" in comparison with other groups, says the Drug Control Administration (DEA) in its annual report on drug trafficking which was published this Friday. SINALOA- continues to export "wholesale" amounts of methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl through crossing points located along the Mexican border .... These drugs are distributed in cities such as Chicago, Phoenix, Los...
  • 'Back in the Game': Rep. Steve Scalise's new book details recovery from ball field shooting

    11/02/2018 11:40:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2018 | Jennifer Harper
    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has written a book detailing his experience being shot at a congressional baseball practice, and the recovery process. (Center Street Books/ Hachette Book Group ) A new book by shooting survivor Rep. Steve Scalise is hitting bookstores in mid-November. In “Back in the Game: One Gunman, Countless Heroes, and the Fight for My Life,” the Louisiana Republican — who was gravely wounded by a lone gunman during a baseball practice last year — talks about his journey to recovery.
  • Bernie Sanders Unleashed: Trump Is the 'Most Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Bigoted President in...

    10/31/2018 6:31:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 90 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 31, 2018 5:00 PM | Lauretta Brown
    FULL TITLE: Bernie Sanders Unleashed: Trump Is the 'Most Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Bigoted President in History' Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) went after President Trump Tuesday while he was campaigning for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous (D). He called Trump “the most racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history." Sanders told the crowd that Democratic campaign staffers across the country “are working to make certain that the agenda of the most racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history will go nowhere because Democrats will control the House and the Senate.” Unlike former Vice President Joe Biden, Sanders said earlier this week...
  • Man arrested for trying to steal Magna Carta

    10/26/2018 7:14:40 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 26, 2018 | Staff and Agencies
    A man has been arrested on suspicion of trying to steal a Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral. Wiltshire police said the 45-year-old was arrested on Thursday after alarms were triggered by an attempt to smash the glass box in which the artefact was displayed. A man matching witnesses’ descriptions was arrested on suspicion of attempted theft, possession of an offensive weapon and criminal damage. Police said he remained in custody. The document was not damaged in the incident. Magna Carta, one of the most significant documents in British history, is a peace treaty that was sealed by King John in...
  • Tourist from Louisiana..tells of the moment he nabs thief who tried to steal the..Magna Carta [tr]

    10/27/2018 5:38:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 26, 2018 | Sebastian Murphy-bates and Charlie Bayliss
    An American tourist who tackled a knife-wielding thief trying to steal a £20million Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral has spoken about his heroics. Matt Delacambre managed to hold onto the hooded man until security were able to arrive and apprehend the suspect. The 56-year-old said: 'I couldn't let him get away with it. The Magna Carta is one of the most important documents in the world.'
  • A bombastic 'Cajun John Wayne' in Louisiana, Clay Higgins keeps his head down in Washington

    10/23/2018 12:49:32 AM PDT · by topher · 2 replies
    The Advocate (Acadiana Edition) ^ | Feb 24, 2018 - 12:45 pm | BY BRYN STOLE
    WASHINGTON — When the tough-talking former St. Landry Parish sheriff's deputy and viral Crime Stoppers video star Clay Higgins declared his candidacy for Congress late in the 2016 race, he described campaigning for Congress as "descending into the belly of the beast." "I'm descending as a soldier by the will of the people, descending as a warrior armed with the Constitution," Higgins — with a cowboy hat on his head and a chrome-plated semi-automatic pistol strapped to his hip — declared to news cameras and a smattering of supporters.
  • AT&T to hold hiring event in Lafayette (100 jobs at $33,540 in Louisiana)

    10/22/2018 3:43:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    KADN-V ^ | October 22, 2018
    AT&T* is holding an open house hiring event to fill 100 full-time call center representative positions as a result the company’s continued investment in Louisiana. Full-time call center representatives can make up to $33,540 annually with additional performance bonuses. AT&T employs more than 3,900 people in the state of Louisiana and is committed to diversity and veteran recruiting. AT&T offers a full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401 (k), tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and work/life resources. For the fastest experience, it is recommended that you apply online and complete the assessment prior to the hiring event by visiting http://work.att.jobs/lafayettecsr....
  • Teen Filmed Sex with Teacher During Pep Rally, Say Police

    10/16/2018 11:10:10 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/2018 | Merrill Hooe
    Port Barre police say a 25-year-old Louisiana substitute teacher was caught on camera having sex with a 10th grade male student. The couple allegedly skipped out on a high school pep rally for sex in a classroom. Constance Robertson, 25, was arrested Monday and charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile for having sex with the 16-year-old Port Barre High School student, according to KATC. Apparently, the teen recorded their pep rally tryst on his cell phone and, subsequently, shared it with other students. On October 11, school administrators began to hear rumors about the purported sexual misconduct. They...
  • Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten sports a Make America Great Again t-shirt

    10/15/2018 7:48:26 AM PDT · by dennisw · 18 replies
    UK DAILY MAIL ^ | 14 October 2018 | Sophie Law
    Anarchy in the USA: Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten sports a Make America Great Again t-shirt as he puffs on a cigarette before a gig in New Orleans John Lyden, best known as Johnny rotten, was spotted wearing the Trump shirt He looked dishevelled as he puffed on a cigarette ahead of a New Orleans gig The Sex Pistols frontman has publicly supported the controversial president Former Sex Pistols frontman has been causing anarchy in the USA after he was caught sporting a Make America Great Again T-shirt as he puffed on a cigarette. John Lyden, best known for his alter...
  • FEDS: KENNER POST OFFICE MANAGER STOLE $630,000 WORTH OF STAMPS, EMBEZZLED FROM CHURCH

    10/12/2018 4:46:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    WWLTV ^ | 10/12/18 | Danny Monteverde
    The manager of a Kenner post office stole $630,000 worth of stamps and sold them online after losing more than $667,000 while gambling in recent years, federal authorities said this week. Prosecutors also allege Ryan Cortez, 46, embezzled nearly $10,000 from a church in Des Allemands that listed him as its treasurer. The alleged theft was to fuel a gambling problem to which he confessed, the feds allege. And in the process of allegedly stealing stamps, authorities said, Cortez made history by committing one of the largest internal thefts the U.S. Postal Service has ever seen.
  • As Storms Keep Coming, FEMA Spends Billions in ‘Cycle’ of Damage and Repair

    10/08/2018 4:16:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 Oct 2018 | Kevin Sack and John Schwartz
    In the exact spot where Hurricane Katrina demolished the Plaquemines Parish Detention Center, a new $105 million jail now hovers 19 feet above the marsh, perched atop towering concrete pillars. Described by a state official as the “Taj Mahal” of Louisiana corrections, it has so much space that one of every 27 parish residents could bunk there. But on an average day in the first half of this year, more than 40 percent of its 872 beds went unoccupied, making it one of the emptiest jails in the state, records show. And because of its isolated, flood-prone location, the jail...
  • Raw Story senior editor says Steve Scalise 'deserves a Darwin award' for being shot (ComDem Hate)

    10/08/2018 1:26:53 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 8, 2018 (Monday) | Jessica Chasmar
    A senior editor of the left-wing website The Raw Story is facing blowback from conservative Twitter after he said House Majority Whip Steve Scalise deserved a “Darwin Award” for continuing to oppose gun control policies despite almost dying from a mass shooting last summer.Martin Cizmar, a former Daily News-Record reporter who now covers politics for The Raw Story, started his rant against Mr. Scalise after the Republican congressman denounced the “vicious threats” sent to senators and their families after confirming Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Saturday. Boo boo little baby https://t.co/HInJ6Yidh5 — 🎩Martin Cizmar (@martincizmar) October...
  • Republicans, White Nationalists Fume Over Taylor Swift’s Senate Endorsement

    10/08/2018 1:27:49 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 105 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 08 October 2018 | Tessa Stuart
    Swift’s endorsement is not without commercial risk. According to an analysis by the New York Times, she is most popular in rural areas in the West and Midwest that tend to vote conservative, like Utah, Montana and Nevada, and only modestly popular in Tennessee...."OUR GIRL no more," one posted. "They took her from us and turned her into one of their brain dead zombies," another wrote.
  • Sen. John Kennedy to Blasey Ford’s lawyers: ‘Hide your head in a bag for the rest of your lives’

    09/28/2018 12:15:40 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 41 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 9/28/18 | USA Features
    Shame: Sen. John Kennedy slammed Democrats and the lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual abuse 35-plus years ago, for leaking details of a letter she wrote and sent to Sen. Dianne Feinstein in confidence over the summer. Kennedy, R-La., said whoever leaked the letter to the press should hide their faces in shame for the rest of their lives in comments aimed at Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Left-wing hack attorneys they hired to ‘represent’ Ford.