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  • Trump Ends Program to Protect Central American Kids From Deportation

    08/21/2017 1:11:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Arizona Public Media ^ | August 21, 2017 | by Nancy Montoya
    It’s called the Central American Minors Parole, or CAM. It was in response in 2014 to a wave of children fleeing gang violence in Central America and seeking asylum in the U.S. The Obama administration gave them a two-year reprieve from deportation to prepare their amnesty cases, as long as they had at least one parent living in the U.S. legally. Under the direction of the Trump administration, Homeland Security abruptly canceled the program last Wednesday. That means almost 3,000 children between the ages of 11 and 17 who were admitted under CAM are now subject to deportation. Opponents of...
  • ICE Overrides Blumenthal On Deportation

    08/21/2017 1:07:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    New Haven Independent ^ | August 20, 2017 | by CHRISTOPHER PEAK
    Marco Antonio Reyes Alvarez, the undocumented Ecuadorian immigrant who has found sanctuary from deportation in a church downtown, might face a prolonged stay at First & Summerfield due to a new directive that limits the ability of members of Congress to halt removal orders. Federal legislators have regularly introduced “private immigration bills,” which, if passed, would grant permanent legal residency to a person who entered the country illegally. More importantly, while the private immigration bills were being considered, federal agents at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) used to hold off on deporting the individual. If a U.S. senator was...
  • The New Civil War

    08/19/2017 9:55:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 19, 2017 | Tom Trinko
    The first “shots” in our new civil war were fired after Charlottesville when many Democratic leaders claimed that they had the right to use physical force against anyone they didn’t like. While cowardly leftist leaders are trying to portray themselves as fighting Hitler they are really fighting anyone they don’t agree with. Remember that some Democrats said that Rep. Steve Scalise had it coming since he opposed gun control and that Democrats have been silent when left-wing violence was used to prevent Republicans marching in a parade in Portland. Facing a continued loss of power because their radical agenda is...
  • Kyle "Based Stickman" Chapman Charged with Possession of Leaded Stick by Alameda District Attorney

    08/18/2017 3:10:32 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 55 replies
    East Bay Express ^ | 8/17/17 | Darwin BondGraham
    The Alameda County District Attorney filed a felony charge against Kyle Chapman yesterday for possession of a leaded stick. The charges stem from a melee between Trump supporters and anti-fascists in Berkeley on March 4. Chapman was seen carrying a long baton into several fights and was filmed cracking the weapon over the heads of a masked antifa and other counter-demonstrators.
  • Trump's attacks could leave him friendless if impeachment comes

    08/17/2017 2:04:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 17, 2017 | by Richard Cowan
    President Donald Trump has stepped up his attacks on Republican senators, an approach he may regret if he is someday impeached and the Senate has to weigh charges against him stemming from an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. More than half of the 11 Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which would be central to any proceeding to remove Trump from office, have tangled with the Republican president, including on Thursday when he fired off early-morning tweets. There is little serious talk being heard in Congress about removing Trump from office.
  • Decentralize the Gun Laws

    08/17/2017 6:44:39 AM PDT · by Mafe · 26 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | August 16, 2017 | Ryan McMaken
    With a Republican in the White House, the anti-gun-control lobby smells a bit of blood in the water. Now is the time, they suggest, to pass national gun-licensing reciprocity laws forcing gun-restrictive states to recognize permits issued by gun-permissive states. The way this is phrased sounds nice and totally unobjectionable: this bill sounds like it's just saying people should be left alone. The problem, however, is that the drive for mandated reciprocity is essentially a drive to increase federal involvement and federal control in the realm of gun policy.
  • The godless Marxist/fascist/globalist conquest of America is in full swing, Trump stands alone

    08/16/2017 4:24:58 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 239 replies
    by Jim Robinson
    History proves you cannot appease Marxist/fascist/socialist/globalist totalitarians. They will never be satisfied and will never stop. Trump is absolutely correct. If you allow them to tear down these historical Civil War monuments, then they’ll be coming after Washington and Jefferson next. In fact, they’ll be coming after the American flag, our national anthem, our Judeo-Christian heritage, the Bible, and anything to do with the founding of this great nation while leaving the institution of slavery intact. And that includes the constitution itself. It did not ban slavery and must therefore be destroyed. And they will continue destroying monuments, burning books,...
  • Wyoming Judge Appeals To Nation’s Highest Court After Losing Job For Being A Christian

    08/15/2017 5:20:24 PM PDT · by Mafe · 47 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 15, 2017 | Jonathan Lange
    “Does a state violate the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause or Free Speech Clause when it punishes a judge who has discretionary authority to solemnize marriages because she states that her religious beliefs preclude her from performing a same-sex wedding?” That’s the question Judge Ruth Neely from Pinedale, Wyoming, wants the Supreme Court to answer. On August 4, she filed a petition with the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), asking them to review a March 7, 2017 ruling from the Wyoming Supreme Court. That ruling handed down a public censure and effectively removed her from a circuit court...
  • Slash Immigration, and GDP Is the Victim, Research Finds

    08/15/2017 11:57:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 15, 2017 | by MARTHA C. WHITE
    The GOP’s plan to cut the number of immigrants and increase the percentage of highly educated workers within that pool would decrease GDP by 2 percent over the long term and cost 4.6 million jobs, a new study finds. The RAISE Act, introduced by Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue and endorsed by President Donald Trump, would use a “merit-based” system for evaluating applicants, prioritizing those with college degrees, English-language skills, and employment prospects, among other criteria — an approach favored by politicians in both parties. But by combining this with measures that would cut the approximately 800,000 legal immigrants...
  • Seattle approves ordinance to stop landlords from using criminal records to screen tenants

    08/15/2017 9:01:38 AM PDT · by PROCON · 55 replies
    komonews.com ^ | Aug. 15, 2017 | Michelle Esteban
    SEATTLE - The Seattle City Council voted 8 to 0 to prohibit landlords from using criminal records to screen prospective tenants. The only exception to the new ordinance are sex offenders. City leaders and supporters of the measure; 'Fair Chance Housing Ordinance' insist its goal is to reduce housing discrimination and barriers. Inside Seattle Council Chambers there was overwhelming support for a measure. In short, it will restrict how landlords can use arrest and conviction records to exclude prospective renters. Seattle landlords will no longer be able to ask about criminal records, pending charges, juvenile records or any arrest record...
  • Undeterred, U.S. cities ramp up removal of Confederate statues

    08/15/2017 6:49:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 15, 2017 | by Chris Kenning
    Undeterred by the violence over the planned removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, municipal leaders in cities across the United States said they would step up efforts to pull such monuments from public spaces. The mayors of Baltimore and Lexington, Kentucky, said they would push ahead with plans to remove statues caught up in a renewed national debate over whether monuments to the U.S. Civil War's pro-slavery Confederacy are symbols of heritage or hate. Officials in Memphis, Tennessee, and Jacksonville, Florida, announced new initiatives on Monday aimed at taking down Confederate monuments. And Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, a...
  • Rebellious California lawmakers get banished to ‘The Dog House,’ a tiny office [Opposed cap 7 trade]

    08/11/2017 12:12:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | August 11, 2017 at 6:34 am
    The move comes about a month after Melendez resigned as assistant leader of the Assembly Republican Caucus. Melendez said she could no longer work with Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley after he voted in favor of extending California’s Cap-and-Trade Program to 2030. Mayes’ vote outraged conservatives who argue that cap-and-trade boosts already-high gas prices. He is facing calls from two Republican National Committee members and Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach, among others, to step down as leader of the Assembly’s GOP minority.
  • Judge Bars Defendant from Testifying [semi-satire]

    08/14/2017 9:31:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 August 2017 | John Semmens
    U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro barred Eric Parker from mentioning the First Amendment after he took the stand to testify in his own defense in a trial stemming from the 2014 Bunkerville standoff in which ranchers confronted Bureau of Land Management officers in a dispute over grazing rights. "Once a duly authorized law enforcement action is underway the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of assembly and freedom of speech no longer apply," Navarro ruled. "Allowing a jury to hear these words would only serve to undermine the respect for authority that is essential to an orderly enforcement of the decisions...
  • Would-Be Tyrants Capture Language to Control Thought

    08/11/2017 12:30:44 PM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) ^ | Friday, August 11, 2017 | Richard M. Ebeling
    Today's counter-revolution against liberty is being fought on a number of fronts in American society. One is on college and university campuses across the country, where the ideology of "political correctness" is strangling freedom of speech and smothering intellectual controversy and debate. Critical to this campaign is the capture of language. It is through our language that we think about ourselves, our relationships to others, and the social order surrounding us. Words do not merely delineate objects, individuals, events or actions. Words also create mental imageries, emotions, attitudes, and beliefs that color how people see themselves and the world around...
  • The Myth of the Peaceful Woman by outofthedarkness

    08/11/2017 12:12:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Sarah A. Hoyt ^ | August 9, 2017 | outofthedarkness
    There’s a persistent trope in science fiction and fantasy about a society consisting solely of women. It’s a peaceful and prosperous society, free from all violence. There may be some female warriors, who are somehow better than all male warriors everywhere despite having no real pressure or battles to harden themselves on. As a female reader with a strong taste for rational thinking, I am begging authors to stop doing this. Every female over the age of seven knows that a planet full of only women would not be peaceful. Every female Odd will picture this situation as The Special...
  • Walks Like a Globalist, Talks Like a Globalist, Thinks Like a Globalist: McMaster is a Globalist

    08/10/2017 10:57:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/17 | Linda Goudsmit
    Globalism walks like tyranny. Globalism talks like tyranny. Globalism is tyranny. Globalism is a clear and present danger to American democracy and American sovereignty The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is a British think tank specializing in international affairs. Founded in 1958 with a focus on nuclear deterrence and arms control IISS has expanded its presence and worldwide influence with offices in Washington, Singapore, and Bahrain. IISS advertises itself on its website claiming “IISS experts deliver impartial, rigorous analysis. They are drawn from all over the world, and include established world-class strategists, as well as the brightest young analysts....
  • Brits vs. Guns

    08/10/2017 10:03:26 AM PDT · by Mafe · 5 replies
    National Rifle Association ^ | July 25, 2017 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    Will a society that has long turned its back on armed self-defense ever be able to find its way back? For a while after Sept. 11, 2001, a hideous question would flit uninvited across the back of my mind. “If they can do that,” I would wonder, “what can’t they do?” If I allowed it to, another inquiry would swiftly join the first: “If the Twin Towers were rendered as easy a target as they were, then what institution can truly be deemed to be safe?” Or, put another way: If they could hit that, what couldn’t they hit? America,...
  • Lena Dunham and Google Demonstrate Why Our Free Speech Culture Is Slipping Away

    08/08/2017 7:02:00 AM PDT · by Mafe · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | August 8, 2017 | David French
    When I talk about free speech, I often ask the audience two questions. First, did you know that the Supreme Court has been steadily expanding free-speech rights? Second, do you feel freer to speak now than you did five years ago? The answers are always the same — some variation of “no” and “heck, no.” The first assertion is undoubtedly true. Federal courts have consistently protected free speech from government interference and have been relentless in shutting down viewpoint discrimination. When government officials target speech because of a speaker’s views, they lose time and again. At the same time, millions...
  • It’s Better to be Hated by Liberals Than Have Their “Help.”

    08/05/2017 4:59:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2017 | John Hawkins
    “Liberals do not believe in the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness which are American ideals, or at least they used to be. If you love freedom, then you will be hated by the modern liberal who believes that government should regulate individual freedom. If you love freedom and believe that the state does not own you, then leftist hate should be a goal, not a fear.” – Dr. Helen Smith“I thought of what Daddy had said when I asked him why he’d never gone on public assistance. ‘Because they take away your manhood,’ he said.” –...
  • The Most Intolerant Wins: The Dictatorship of the Small Minority

    08/04/2017 4:05:05 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 7 replies
    INCERTO ^ | Aug 14, 2016 | Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    How Europe will eat Halal — Why you don’t have to smoke in the smoking section — Your food choices on the fall of the Saudi king –How to prevent a friend from working too hard –Omar Sharif ‘s conversion — How to make a market collapse The best example I know that gives insights into the functioning of a complex system is with the following situation. It suffices for an intransigent minority –a certain type of intransigent minorities –to reach a minutely small level, say three or four percent of the total population, for the entire population to have to submit to their preferences. Further,...