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  • Climate Change Sparked the Border Migration Crisis

    06/21/2018 11:39:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 21, 2018 | by TANYA BASU
    One factor causing migrants to risk everything - even potentially losing their children - to travel through the heat of summer in the dangerous desert and towards the barbed wire fences and tent cities springing up just south of the United States border: climate change. Many of the migrants being detained here now hail from what's referred variously as the Dry Corridor or the Northern Triangle, which consists of the three countries immediately south of Mexico: Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. The United Nations published a report in June 2016 that described the depth of the food insecurity crisis in...
  • Trump’s Judicial Nominees Now Under Threat From... Guess Who?

    06/21/2018 11:15:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/21/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    President Trump has now energized voters in both parties to levels not seen in decades as the midterm elections approach. On the GOP side, voter enthusiasm even exceeds the levels reported before the red wave of 2010, and one of the main reasons Republican voters cite is the progress being made on judicial appointments. When it was announced that Congress would need to hang around for most of the August recess and continue working, processing nominations was a key factor in that decision.But now somebody might be putting the brakes on the nominee confirmation process and it’s not even...
  • Supreme Court rules states can collect sales tax for online purchases nationwide

    06/21/2018 9:54:25 AM PDT · by Poison Pill · 113 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/21/2018 | Bill Mears
    Online shoppers could find costs going up after the Supreme Court did away Thursday with a decades-old precedent limiting the ability of states to collect sales tax on certain out-of-state Internet purchases. The 5-4 ruling called the current rules “unsound and incorrect.”
  • Austin City Council members to get a firsthand glance at Tornillo’s ‘tent city’

    06/21/2018 8:45:20 AM PDT · by Jonx6 · 12 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Posted: 8:35 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | By Philip Jankowski - American-Statesman Staff
    El Paso — Outfitted with his Canon camera and a telephoto lens, Austin Mayor Steve Adler got his first look at the burgeoning “tent city” of Tornillo on Wednesday evening. The brief glance came a day ahead of a scheduled protest at the Tornillo port of call along the Mexican border, where Adler, nearly the entire Austin City Council and mayors from across the nation will protest the practice of separating immigrant children from their family members who illegally cross the U.S. border. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end the separations — part of his...
  • Jack Phillips' Masterpiece Cakeshop Sees 3 Times More Customers Since Supreme Court Victory

    06/21/2018 8:30:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/21/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Christian baker Jack Phillips told The Christian Post on Thursday that his Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, has seen three times more customers come into the shop since the Court decision. "We have had so many people coming by to support us as the case has gone on, and there has been an outpouring of love and support since the decision came down. The state's targeting of my beliefs cost me 40 percent of my business and forced me from 10 employees down to four. But we're so happy to be busy doing what we do best at our shop,"...
  • Celebs Rip Trump’s Border Order: ‘Lying White Trash Child Abusing Monsters

    06/21/2018 8:29:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 6/21/2018 | Ben Kew
    A slew of Hollywood celebrities took to Twitter to criticize President Donald Trump after he ended the policy of separating illegal immigrant adults from minors apprehended at the southern border. “We’re going to have strong, very strong borders, but we’re going to keep the families together,” Trump said on signing the order. “I didn’t like the sight or the feeling of families being separated.” However, many prominent celebrities campaigning for an end to the policy did not seem satisfied. Actor Tom Arnold said that despite the order, Trump and Sessions remain “lying white trash child abusing monsters.”
  • Schumer Cries In Panic After Trump’s Order To ‘Keep Illegal Families Together’ Backfires On Dems

    06/21/2018 8:04:35 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    Red Right Videos ^ | 6/21/18 | Tori McNabb
    This NY Times excerpt provided more insight on Schumer’s critical moment against Trump: “In an hourlong meeting on Capitol Hill with House Republicans, Mr. Trump declined to explicitly back either one, saying he would sign both bills. Republican leaders are trying to rally support for the compromise bill. “The president was very firm in explaining why it’s so important that he gets this bill to his desk so that we can solve some problems and secure our border,” said Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the Republican whip. He added, “We want to secure our border; we want to reunite kids....
  • The left's dehumanizing rhetorical cesspool

    06/21/2018 7:41:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 6/21/2018 | Erik Rush
    One need not look too far to find an instance of some prominent liberal unleashing a mouthful of profane derision upon someone who has given them offense for one reason or another. These days, this sort of thing has been chiefly reserved for President Donald Trump and members of his family, although practically anyone who runs afoul of leftist orthodoxy is very much considered fair game. Personally, I don’t have much of a problem with scathing criticism of one’s political opponents, particularly if they are decidedly odious or perennially mouthy individuals. I also find it gratifying that President Trump is...
  • Lindsey Graham Refuses To Back Down, Torches IG Report for Not Clearing Trump

    06/21/2018 5:50:42 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    westernjournal ^ | 06/19/2018 | Ben Marquis
    Many conservatives aren’t exactly fans of Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, as he has a tendency to more often than not side with the bipartisan establishment over the GOP base on a number of issues. But he has been coming around a bit more lately, becoming more outspoken in his support of President Donald Trump and vociferously calling out misdeeds and wrongdoing where it is patently obvious. For example, check out his rather pointed line of questioning during Monday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz and FBI Director Christopher Wray to discuss the...

    06/20/2018 6:38:30 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 103 replies
    WND ^ | 20 June 2018
    President Trump calls the coalition of mainstream news outlets in America “fake news” and they respond by investigating him, casting doubt on his word, integrity and plans, report all sorts of allegations – even those that are “salacious” and unsupported like in the “dossier” that started the Russia investigation. In short, there’s never been a media so at war with a president as right now. And talk-show host Rush Limbaugh issued a warning Wednesday that if it continues, it’s going to end very badly. “I’m just gonna say it here. If the media keeps this up – if they keep...
  • Illinois' ignorance about concealed carry shootings (barf alerta0

    06/21/2018 3:25:41 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 21 june 2018
    Since Illinois began issuing permits to carry concealed firearms in 2014, state government has generated considerable evidence of how its 265,000 permit holders use their weapons. There have been dozens of shootings by licensees. At least 11 people have been killed. These episodes might confirm the value of armed citizens in stopping violent criminals. Or they could reveal a pattern of trigger-happy amateurs blasting away without a good reason. So which is it? We can’t say — and neither can law enforcement. As the Tribune’s Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas and Jennifer Smith Richards report, “The state police know nothing about the nearly...
  • Kris Anne Hall, The Constitution and The Supremacy Clause

    06/21/2018 3:20:30 AM PDT · by knarf · 8 replies
    Kris Anne explains quickly and clearly a lot more than the Supremacy Clause in this, her explanation of the Supremacy Clause.There is SO much that is interconnected within the Constitution.
  • After the IG Report, Let’s Kill the FBI While We Can

    06/21/2018 12:15:19 AM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 50 replies ^ | June 19, 2018 | J.D. Tuccille
    But now the FBI has managed to anger both major political parties and much of the country. It's demonstrated its capacity for political meddling and misuse of power—even if people disagree on who was on the receiving end. That offers a rare opportunity to pull the plug on a dangerously powerful agency at a moment when its potential for bias, arrogance, insubordination, and plain incompetence are on public display. Let's kill the FBI while we can.
  • Kellyanne Conway liked tweet by Mika Brzezinski blasting Trump

    06/20/2018 9:15:08 PM PDT · by TBP · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 20, 2018 | 4:07pm | Updated | Nolan Hicks
    Top White House spinmeister Kellyanne Conway liked a tweet from an NBC News personality blasting President Trump’s “zero tolerance” border policy, which has separated more than 2,300 migrant children from their parents. “You will forever be remembered as the president who traumatized children and only pulled back when the Publicity turned sour,” MSNBC morning host and longtime Trump critic Mika Brzezinski said in the tweet, which Conway liked. The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy has been roundly condemned by human rights groups, religious leaders — including Pope Francis, Democrats and many Republican politicians.
  • Obama cyber chief confirms 'stand down' order against Russian cyberattacks in summer 2016

    06/20/2018 4:57:09 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 16 replies
    Yahooooooooooooo! News ^ | June 20, 2018 | Michael Isikoff
    WASHINGTON — The Obama White House’s chief cyber official testified Wednesday that proposals he was developing to counter Russia’s attack on the U.S. presidential election were put on a “back burner” after he was ordered to “stand down” his efforts in the summer of 2016. The comments by Michael Daniel, who served as White House “cyber security coordinator” between 2012 and January of last year, provided his first public confirmation of a much-discussed passage in the book, “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump,” co-written by this reporter and David Corn,...
  • White People Are Cowards

    06/20/2018 3:57:46 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 156 replies
    The Root ^ | 6/19/2018 | Michael Harriot
    I thought white people were evil. I was wrong. Whenever anyone mentions the historical atrocity of chattel slavery, white people will emerge from the dark crevices of humanity to gnaw away at the assertion like roaches on a discarded Cheeto. They will explain how most white people didn’t own slaves. They will offer a convoluted explanation about the Confederacy and Southern heritage. They will introduce the concept of “presentism”—the idea that we shouldn’t judge the actions of people in the past using modern-day standards—as if the white people of the past couldn’t quite grasp the idea of inhumanity and brutality...
  • Climate change deniers tend to be old, white and racist, study finds

    06/20/2018 1:23:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 130 replies
    Metro UK ^ | June 20, 2018 | by Rob Waugh
    There’s a ‘type’ when it comes to climate change denial it turns out – and it’s a pretty simple one: old, white and racist. Researchers found that American voters with the highest levels of racial resentment were far more likely to dispute the idea of man-made climate change. Researcher Salil Benegal at DePauw University analysed data from American National Election Studies – and found that Republicans with high racial resentment scores were 84% likely to disagree with man-made climate change. Previous Pew research has shown that climate change deniers tend to be old and white. The scores were measured on...
  • Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello Proposes ‘Children’s Liberation Army’ Attack ICE Agents

    06/20/2018 1:22:43 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/20/18 | Ben Kew
    Rage Against the Machine frontman Tom Morello took to Twitter to propose the formation of a “Children’s Liberation Army,” made of “disgruntled vets” to take on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. In a tweet on Tuesday, the 54-year-old suggested that “people of good conscience” and “former vets” join together to “take on” the government agency. “Ok people of good conscience & disgruntled vets I’m thinking of putting together a Children’s Liberation Army to take on ICE,” he wrote. “WHOS IN? Morello’s idea comes amid ongoing outrage from Hollywood and other left-leaning groups and organizations over the crackdown at...
  • Conflict, climate change choke efforts to cure poverty, inequality: U.N.

    06/20/2018 1:08:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 20, 2018 | by Ellen Wulfhorst
    UNITED NATIONS - Climate change and conflict are forcing growing numbers of people to go hungry, flee their homes and lose critical access to water, the United Nations said on Wednesday in a look at progress in its global development goals. The number of hungry people has risen for the first time in a decade, and violence and conflict are causing food problems in 18 nations, the U.N. said in its assessment. Member nations of the U.N. adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 in a concerted effort to conquer poverty, inequality and other international woes by a 2030...
  • President Trump Needs To Defund NPR Immediately - Enough Is Enough

    06/20/2018 1:01:14 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | 05/29/18 | Brian Naylor
    "FACT CHECK: Are Democrats Responsible For DHS Separating Children From Their Parents?" "In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep Tuesday, former President Barack Obama's domestic policy director, Cecilia Muñoz, stated unequivocally that separating children from their parents was not a policy the Obama administration followed. "The Obama administration did not do that, no. We did not separate children from their parents," Muñoz said. "This is a new decision, a policy decision put in place by the attorney general," which Muñoz said "puts us in league with the most brutal regimes in the world's history."