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  • Penn lawyer who defended immigrants could face her own deportation

    08/19/2018 8:11:41 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 27 replies
    Philly.com ^ | Aug 19, 2018
    After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2015, Esperanza Franco headed south to the border, where she worked defending immigrants who faced deportation. Now she’s the one who might get kicked out of the country. Franco says her former employer’s mishandling of a work-visa application — she came here from Spain five years ago — has put her in danger of losing her legal status. She fears that in less than a month, she could end up being jailed in the same Arizona detention center where she has gone to visit clients. “I’m going through so much...
  • Polish Government Expels Critic (Soros tool)

    08/19/2018 8:04:47 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 7 replies
    //hamodia.com ^ | 19 Aug 2018
    (Washington Post) - The right-wing Polish government is continuously breaking new ground in its attacks on democracy and the rule of law. But now it has set a truly astonishing precedent. Warsaw has just used its European Union powers to deport a government critic and banned her from entering any country within the European free movement zone. The implications are ominous — and not only for Poland. Lyudmyla Kozlovska, a young human rights defender, is a fervent promoter of democratic Poland. ...This week, the Polish government deported Kozlovska. The authorities have not provided any explanation, but the likely reason is...
  • Democrat cracks joke about Trump drowning in the Potomac River: WATCH

    08/19/2018 6:26:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/19/18 | Daniel Chaitin
    Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., joked about how somebody saving a drowning President Trump would be a "catastrophe" at the start of an event in Sunshine, Fla., on Sunday. In a video reported by the Daily Caller, Hastings said he first learned of the joke from Ari Silver, whose father is former Florida state legislator and rabbi Barry Silver. “Do you know the difference between a crisis and a catastrophe?” Hastings said, retelling the joke. "A crisis is if Donald Trump falls into the Potomac River and can’t swim,” Hastings said. A "catastrophe," he added, "is anybody saves his ass.'” Cheers...
  • Iranians Yearn for Freedom

    08/19/2018 6:19:32 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 12 replies
    Daily caller ^ | 8/19/18 | Slater Bakhtavar
    It is worth noting that some in the American press, most explicitly CNN, have fundamentally misunderstood these protests, mischaracterizing them as internal struggles between political hardliners and “reformists”. This is an almost comical error, and causes one to wonder whether anyone making it has actually seen the demonstrations. The people in the streets are shouting phrases like “marg bar dictator” (meaning ‘down with the dictator’, a reference to Iranian Grand Ayatollah and Supreme Leader Khamenei) and “marg bar Rouhani” (“down with Rouhani”, the current Iranian president). Their opposition to the brutal regime under which they suffer could not be clearer....
  • Progressive veterans frame climate change as a national security issue (and here we go...)

    08/19/2018 5:58:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/19/18 | Lee Harris
    Self-described "ass-kicking, motorcycle-riding, Texas Democrat" MJ Hegar, a candidate for Texas’ deep-red 31st district, has a novel approach to environmental politics: she doesn’t care if her supporters believe in man-made climate change, but says it's hard to deny the corrupting effects of petroleum dependence on American foreign policy. "Our dependence on foreign oil is just so damaging to our country on so many levels," Hegar told ABC News in a June interview. "I respect other people’s freedom to be discerning and to make their own decisions. But they can’t deny that the U.S. military pays the price for our dependence...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Lawrence Joel ~ 20 August 2018

    08/19/2018 5:02:10 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 134 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
      Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~Lawrence Joel Info from here.             Lawrence Joel (February 22, 1928–February 4, 1984) was a United States Army Sergeant First Class who served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. While serving in Vietnam, as a medic with the rank of Specialist Five assigned to 1st Battalion of the 503rd...
  • Xi risks losing face in a trade war with Trump

    08/19/2018 11:30:26 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 22 replies
    nikkei ^ | July 09, 2018 | Minxin Pei
    Minxin Pei With the imposition of 25% tariffs on $68 billion worth of their merchandise trade ($34 billion of exports each), the U.S. and China have fired the first salvos of their trade war. If one were to borrow a military analogy, the first round of the U.S.-China trade war is either a skirmish or a probing attack, as the amount of the two-way merchandise trade affected by the tariffs is about only 10% of the total U.S.-China trade. But everyone knows that the main battle will be joined soon. Besides the additional $32 billion merchandise trade targeted for punitive...
  • Media Buzz at 29:40, Frank Luntz: I don't have "N word" tape.

    08/19/2018 2:09:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies
    Media Buzz ^ | 19/8/18
    Great talk by Frank Luntz, right after Ben Shapiro, who is also worth listening to.
  • How to destroy a society

    08/19/2018 1:48:28 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 19 Aug 18 | Todd Wood
    If I wanted to destroy an enemy society, and had a long-term focus, wanted to do it stealthily, and effectively, to make the society destroy itself and the ability to defend itself, I would do the following: 1. I would destroy the religious ideals that built the country and held it together, allowing it to thrive and be exceptional. In short, I would destroy Christianity in the West. 2. I would destroy the family, the fabric of society. I would tear apart the nuclear family, that produced stable children, future contributors to the nation’s wealth and power. I would...
  • Rudy Giuliani taunts John Brennan over lawsuit threat: 'I'd love to have Brennan under oath'

    08/19/2018 11:18:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 19, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Former CIA director John Brennan said Sunday he’s considering suing the Trump administration for revoking his security clearance, prompting Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani to respond: Bring it on. “Then we take his deposition right away. As the plaintiff he’d have to go first. I’d volunteer to do that case for the president. I’d love to have Brennan under oath for I don’t know, how many days — two, three days? We’ll find out about Brennan,” Mr. Giuliani told Fox’s “Sunday Futures with Maria Bartiromo.” He cited Mr. Brennan’s role as CIA station chief in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, when the Khobar...
  • Media Freaks Out Over ICE Arresting An Illegal Immigrant — Then They Find Out He’s Wanted For Murder

    08/19/2018 11:07:32 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/19/2018 | Mike Brest
    The media freaked out on Saturday after ICE arrested a man in southern California while taking his pregnant wife to the hospital, only for the agency to later announce he is wanted for murder in Mexico. Joel Arrona Lara, 36, was detained at a gas station in San Bernardino, California, while he and his wife were on their way to the hospital for her cesarean section. He reportedly had been living in the U.S. illegally for 12 years.
  • The US Navy just got the green light to stick it to China with game-changing new missiles

    08/19/2018 11:04:49 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 25 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Aug. 14, 2018, 12:19 PM | Alex Lockie
    President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law a $717 billion defense spending bill that puts China in the crosshairs of a host of new US Navy missiles and tactics. The US Navy will get new, longer-range missiles to outgun China's missiles, which can get clean shots on US ships well before US missiles have them in range. The increase in spending comes as China has increasingly edged out the US Navy's competitive advantage in open waters. The US suffers a missile gap with both Russia and China, meaning those countries have longer-range missiles designed to sink massively valuable platforms...
  • 3 Reasons Rod Rosenstein’s Special Counsel Appointment Was Illegal

    05/31/2018 5:32:27 AM PDT · by cutty · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 31, 2018 | Margot Cleveland
    There is no indication of collusion, but there is evidence Rod Rosenstein’s appointment of a special counsel violated the Constitution, federal regulations, and his authority. After more than one year investigating claims of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, Robert Mueller’s special counsel team has exposed exactly zero evidence of misconduct involving the president in the run-up to the 2016 election. This absence of proof has prompted calls for an end to the special counsel investigation. What should be garnering our attention, though, is not that there is no indication of collusion, but that there is evidence Deputy Attorney...
  • Chicago 'peace picnic' turns violent: 3 people shot, another is beaten

    08/19/2018 3:17:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/19/18 | Barnini Chakraborty
    Three people were shot at a back-to-school peace picnic held at a playground in Chicago on Saturday night. A fourth person was beaten up at the event that was held to promote peace and community. The picnic, which took place at Seward Park on the city’s North Side, was off to a safe start, but onlookers say the mood quickly turned when a group of young men showed up and started fighting. “It’s senseless and should have never happened,” event organizer Raymond Hatcher told reporters. “We were doing well. Everything was going swell and then a group of guys who...
  • DiGenova: If Hillary Won, We Would Know Nothing About FBI Bias, Handling of Dossier

    08/18/2018 6:53:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/17/18
    Former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova said that a Hillary Clinton victory in 2016 would have been "extremely detrimental to the rule of law," responding to new revelations about the Trump-Russia dossier. DiGenova said that if Clinton won, "we would know [nothing]" about the handling of Christopher Steele's dossier and alleged bias within the FBI during the Clinton email probe and Trump-Russia investigation. According to emails reported last week, former British spy Steele kept in close contact with Justice Department official Bruce Ohr even after the FBI cut ties with Steele as a source.
  • [Wuerl] Cardinal in Pennsylvania withdraws from World Meeting of Families in Dublin

    08/18/2018 6:10:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 8/18/18 | Patsy McGanny
    A Cardinal who was heavily criticised for his handling of child sexual abuse allegations in the Pennsylvania grand jury report has withdrawn from a scheduled appearance at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin next week, it has been confirmed. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, was due to give the keynote address, entitled “The Welfare of the Family is Decisive for the Future of the World,” in the RDS at 2.30pm next Wednesday. No reason has been provided for the decision. Cardinal Wuerl was bishop of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 1988 to 2006. The report of the grand jury,...
  • Uproar over ‘wacky’ plan to start baby boom in China by taxing adults under 40

    08/18/2018 5:58:56 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 23 replies
    A proposal to tax all working adults aged under 40 – with the money going to a “reproduction fund” to reward families who have more than one child – has caused uproar in China. The idea was the most controversial among a series of measures floated by two academics from prestigious Nanjing University in an article published by Communist Party mouthpiece Xinhua Daily on Tuesday. It comes amid a nationwide campaign to encourage people to have more children – a drastic turnaround after a one-child policy that lasted nearly four decades and only ended three years ago – as Beijing...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel: WORD POWER ~ 19 August 2018

    08/18/2018 5:02:53 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 52 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          WORD POWER!! During the invasion of Salerno, Allied forces employed propaganda on a scale they had never tried before. Artillery was used to fire shells, each containing thousands of leaflets, encouraging the Germans to surrender and promising them humane treatment if they did. The shells would open about 300 feet in the air and rain down the leaflets on German troops. One British Major made no secret of his anger at having to fire leaflets at the enemy instead of high explosives. In a short while, however, he changed his mind. For days his men had...
  • Ocasio-Cortez defends banning press from event: We wanted ‘residents to feel safe’

    08/18/2018 5:02:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/18/18 | JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    Democratic congressional Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended banning press from a public town hall this week, saying the move was meant to protect residents of vulnerable communities. Ocasio-Cortez on Friday responded to a tweet from Washington Post reporter Seung Min Kim, who wrote that the candidate “is in for a rough time on Capitol Hill -- where reporters roam freely at all hours of the day and night -- if this is her attitude toward the press.” The reporter also tweeted that the campaign should have made the event private, rather than making it public and stopping the press from attending.
  • Vladimir Putin attends Austrian foreign minister's wedding

    08/18/2018 4:08:30 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/18/2018 | BBC
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has attended the wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, who has been criticized for inviting him. Mr. Putin gave her presents and danced with her at the event in the southern Austrian province of Styria. Opposition politicians have accused Ms. Kneissl of undermining EU foreign policy with her choice of guest.... Mr. Putin arrived with a bunch of flowers for the bride and was accompanied by a troupe of Cossack singers who performed for the guests. His spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian media that he also presented the newlyweds with a painting of village life,...