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  • Trump should make clear to North Korea that the Libya model is indeed on the table

    05/25/2018 11:39:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 25, 2018 | Marc Thiessen, The Washington Post
    After months of pretending to be normal and reasonable on the diplomatic stage, North Korea's mask has slipped, and Pyongyang is back to threatening a "nuclear-to-nuclear showdown" that will "make the U.S. taste an appalling tragedy it has neither experienced nor even imagined up to now." Why is Kim Jong Un's regime lashing out? It's not because it is offended at talk of a "Libya model." It's because it was hoping to follow the "Iran model" -- sanctions relief up front and weak inspections -- and is starting to realize that is not going to happen. When national security adviser...
  • White House Team Might Still Head to North Korea Summit Site

    05/25/2018 11:25:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 25, 2018 | John T. Bennett
    A White House “advance team” slated to head to Singapore in preparation for the president’s canceled summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un might still make the trip. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders left open the possibility and reiterated that President Donald Trump still wants to meet with the North Korean leader about a nuclear disarmament pact. That came one day after Trump canceled the June 12 meeting, concluding the North’s change in behavior from receptive to chilly to hostile meant Kim had gotten cold feet. “We’ll see. We still have a few hours before that takes...
  • Ex-aides say congressman and wife made them his servants

    05/25/2018 11:18:59 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | May 25, 2018 | RACHAEL BADE, ALEX ISENSTADT and KYLE CHENEY
    Virginia Rep. Tom Garrett and his wife turned the congressman’s staff into personal servants, multiple former employees to the freshman Republican told POLITICO — assigning them tasks from grocery shopping to fetching the congressman’s clothes to caring for their pet dog, all during work hours. POLITICO has spoken with four former staffers who detailed a deeply dysfunctional office in which the congressman and his wife, Flanna, often demanded that staff run personal errands outside their typical congressional duties. The couple called on staff to pick up groceries, chauffeur Garrett’s daughters to and from his Virginia district, and fetch clothes that...
  • The Sloppy Redactors at the FBI and the Department of Justice

    05/25/2018 11:01:27 AM PDT · by davikkm · 19 replies
    IWB ^ | LV
    We are hearing a lot these days about how documents reluctantly provided to congress by the Department of Justice and the FBI have been heavily redacted, rendering them almost indecipherable. The operative word here is “almost.” There have been enough unredacted words or phrases in the documents submitted to congressional authorities to suspect one of the biggest cover-ups in American history. The FBI is inadvertently leaving small breadcrumbs exposed for congressmen to seek further information and question why this or that redaction was made, if it appears there is no reason why the redaction should be classified given the context...
  • Jo Dan Gorman's latest intellectualfroglegs banned by youtube.

    Hey guys! Thank you for being here. I’m in my 6th year of Intellectual Froglegs, so I’ve learned to NEVER rely on liberals or liberal organizations—like YouTube. So even when they ban us… we will always have viewing option here. ONLINE: Vimeo, just added BitChute, Dailymotion, SMART TV: LibertyOneTV available via ROKU & Amazon Fire (Apple TV coming soon). Also available on VIMEO apps.
  • DoD Official: U.S. Military Continues ‘High State of Vigilance’ in Korea

    05/25/2018 9:26:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Department of Defense ^ | May 24, 2018 | Lisa Ferdinando
    The U.S. military continues its “maximum pressure campaign” in regard to North Korea, and U.S. forces on the Korean Peninsula are “ready to fight tonight,” the Pentagon’s chief spokesperson said today. Dana W. White confirmed Defense Secretary James N. Mattis spoke with President Donald J. Trump today, ahead of Trump announcing that he has terminated the planned June 12 summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. U.S. forces on the peninsula maintain their usual high state of vigilance, White and the director of the Joint Staff, Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., told reporters in...
  • America’s Economic Anarchy

    05/25/2018 7:05:01 AM PDT · by davikkm · 5 replies
    IWB ^ | Bob Shanahan
    America’s current economic situation is not one of financial security or encouraging growth. Below the surface of our 106+ month-long “recovery,” now the second longest on record, is a sense of anxious anarchy in American households. Working men and women are struggling to make ends meet and many are simply not working at all. The real story that is not being told by the mainstream media is how close we are to an epic collapse. You have to work! Not sure if you have been following this story or not, but a 30-year-old man from New York has just been...
  • North Korea Begging For Summit, Stresses ‘Desperate Need’

    05/25/2018 5:26:25 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    Pacific Pundit ^ | 5-25-2018
    After Trump pulled out of the North Korea summit scheduled for June 12th in Singapore earlier today, the liberals and their sycophants in the media were celebrating as if they just won an election. They were so happy that they thought the North Korea-US Nuke summit was off, they can all claim Trump can’t make a deal. But news for the Democrats and media is that North Korea is basically already begging Trump to keep the summit on, and claims it’s in “desperate need” of the summit.Little Rocket Man Kim Jong Un may have been getting a little too big...
  • Memorial Day Weekend in Lime Green and Rose

    05/25/2018 4:51:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-25-18 | MOTUS
    Just in time for your Memorial Day picnic: my annual public service announcement and free Costco advert: KIRKLAND KEYLIME PIE IS BACK FOR THE SEASON!It’s still delicious (free samples!) and, surprisingly, still only $11.95 for a yuge pie that serves 20.(or 2 very hungry limeophiles) This year I have an additional Costco item for your picnic basket: Kirkland’s house branded Rose wine. It’s made in Provence – Domaine De LaCroix to be specific – and is everything a Rose should be: light, dry, refreshing…and beautiful.I’m not a wine expert but I drink a lot of roses and can tell you it’s...
  • As Trump Negotiates, Democrats Self-Immolate

    05/25/2018 4:49:57 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 11 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) You thought Wendy Davis was a disaster for Democrats in 2014? Lupe Valdez says “hold my beer.” – Texas Democrat gubernatorial nominee Lupe Valdez is making the closing of property tax “loopholes” one of her campaign’s major areas of focus. Yesterday, the Dallas Morning News reported that Ms. Valdez – a former Dallas County Sheriff – owes more than $12,000 in delinquent property taxes. Democrats: If they didn’t exist, nobody in their right mind would want to make them up. But..but…but…who are we gonna get to play the president in our next...
  • Hateful John McCain to Trump Supporters in New Book: “Go To Hell”

    05/24/2018 8:35:27 PM PDT · by MNDude · 83 replies
    The “great” (sarcasm intended) Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has personally penned a message to Trump supporters who are furious over his hatred for Donald Trump - in which he passed along a fraudulent Fusion GPS Dossier to the FBI - and that message is: “Go to hell.” It's amazing that Senator McCain can claim he's ill and unable to appear for his taxpayer-financed career in Congress, but simultaneously send out tweets daily, and also write and publish a book which attacks both President Trump and the American people. McCain confesses in the new book that the information from Fusion GPS,...
  • The Future of American Manufacturing

    05/24/2018 8:30:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 23, 2018 | Michael Stillwell
    “Made in the U.S.A.” has been in decline for decades, but in the last few years it has shown signs of an incipient comeback. Even as the number of manufacturing jobs has decreased, manufacturing output—the value of goods made here—has increased substantially. We still make $5.4 trillion worth of stuff annually here, and 12.4 million Americans still work in the manufacturing sector. But Trump administration tariffs, speculation about a trade war, and the continued march toward automation make the future of American manufacturing less certain. For this special report, we surveyed 26 of the largest manufacturers in the country—and a...
  • Humana hiring 100 for phone sales, Medicare enrollment assistance

    05/24/2018 8:15:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | May 23, 2018 | Malena Carollo, Times Staff Writer
    Kentucky-based health care provider Humana is hiring 100 phone sales employees in Tampa Bay. The new hires will field sales calls and offer enrollment assistance for Humana’s Medicare plans and other products. The positions, which are being added to help with the Medicare open enrollment period in the fall, will start between this week and July 9. Humana will pay for phone sales associates to get their health insurance license, in-depth certification and sales training. "Successful candidates," the company said, will have a high school diploma or equivalent and be available to work any shift from 7 a.m. to 11...
  • 19 Percent Of Amazon Merchants Made More Than $1M In Sales

    05/24/2018 7:45:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies ^ | May 24, 2018 | Staff
    A survey found that 19 percent of third-party merchants that sell goods on Amazon have made more than $1 million in sales this year, an increase from 10 percent in 2017. It also found that 3 percent made more than $10 million, an increase of 1 percent from last year. Feedvisor, an eCommerce company that helps merchants price goods on Amazon and other online marketplaces, surveyed 1,200 Amazon merchants this year and 1,600 in 2017, and was distributed to the same sellers both years. Nearly 50 percent of the merchants surveyed sell almost exclusively with Amazon, with revenue from the...
  • Social Media Double Standards (Vanity)

    05/24/2018 4:33:13 PM PDT · by OddLane · 9 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 24, 2018 | Gerard Perry
    So, Jack Dorsey decided to re-person me, after a month-long suspension for pointing out that he had verified a literal jihadist, i.e. Bilal Abdul Kareem, who was embedded in Syria with Nur din al-Zinki. I returned today to a a DM from a Justice Democrat-the gentleman seen in the source URL-threatening me. A fine website you have there, Jack. It's a wonder conservatives aren't more supportive.
  • The White House is hinting it could ramp up sanctions against North Korea

    05/24/2018 4:23:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Vox ^ | May 24, 2018 | Zeeshan Aleem
    A senior White House official says that the US is “still short” of applying maximum pressure to Pyongyang. Hours after President Trump canceled his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Trump’s administration hinted that it might ratchet up sanctions against his country. A senior White House official told reporters on Thursday that the administration’s goal is to “achieve maximum pressure” on Kim’s government using sanctions, and that “we’re still short of that.” “It’s like painting the Golden Gate bridge,” the senior administration official said. “It starts peeling as soon as you finish, and so you have to keep...
  • Chris Long on the new NFL anthem rules: ‘This is not patriotism’

    05/24/2018 3:32:27 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 59 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 24, 2018 | Mark Dunphy
    On Monday, the NFL announced a new national anthem policy that allows players to stay in the locker room but leaves open the possibility of fines for players who choose not to stand during the anthem. Former Patriots defensive end Chris Long said the new rules reflect the owners’ fear of their bottom line, as well as President Donald Trump, not concerns about patriotism. “Don’t get it confused,” Long wrote on Twitter. “These owners don’t love America more than the players demonstrating and taking real action to improve it.”
  • Trump warns Kim about ‘massive and powerful’ U.S. nukes

    05/24/2018 3:15:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 24, 2018 | Cristiano Lima
    President Donald Trump on Thursday canceled his planned summit with Kim Jong Un, scolding the North Korean leader in a letter for "tremendous anger and open hostility" while also bluntly reminding Kim of the United States' nuclear prowess. The scuttling of the meeting, which had been scheduled for June 12 in Singapore, is a blow to U.S. efforts to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, as well as Trump's desire to land a legacy-making deal with the hermetic nation. It also raises the risk of conflict in East Asia and has rattled U.S. allies South Korea and...
  • Let me guess- Mueller is protecting the President too, right?

    05/24/2018 3:14:54 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-24-18 | DrJohn
    We have been fed an unending line of BS from James Comey, John Brennan and James Clapper.  Clapper, in particular, has been a source of egregious deceit. He's been lying for some time. Remember this one? "Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?" committee member Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asked Clapper during the March 12 hearing. In response, Clapper replied quickly: "No, sir." "There are cases where they could inadvertently perhaps collect [intelligence on Americans], but not wittingly," the U.S. intelligence chief told Wyden and the rest of the committee. That...
  • A Crypto-Trading, Floating Island Nation Promises Utopia, If It Happens

    05/24/2018 2:48:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Futurism ^ | May 18, 2018 | Dan Robitzski
    Imagine a world where millions of people abandon the land to live on the sea. On their floating habitats, and free from governmental overreach, people can dine on sustainable algae and live in harmony. They can sail from their own artificial island micro-nation to whatever country they’d like to be part of for a day. Plus, the people would trade exclusively using the cryptocurrency Varyon. But this isn’t just a strange thought experiment. The Floating Island Project is a very real collaboration between the Seasteading Institute and Blue Frontiers. The latter intends to build floating island habitats after selling enough...