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Warren admits to lying!

Maybe it was the unprecedented ridicule and scorn. Maybe it was the laughable DNA test. Maybe it was the Cherokee Nation scorching her.

Or, maybe it’s the simple fact that she’s wrong and her charade has run its course.

Whatever the reason, color me mildly surprised that Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren has all but admitted her ruse and come clean on her alleged Native American heritage.

As the Washington Post reports, Warren gave a speech at Morgan State University, which is a historically black school.

“As a country, we need to stop pretending that the same doors open for everyone, because they don’t,” Warren said in a commencement address.

That’s when she chose to drop perhaps the most obvious statement of all time — one that has been readily apparent to swathes of Americans for some time now.

“I’m not a person of color,” Warren admitted. “And I haven’t lived your life or experienced anything like the subtle prejudice, or more overt harm, that you may have experienced just because of the color of your skin.”

Wow. Despite the long overdue admission, the rest of Warren’s speech reeked of the typical leftist drivel and identity politics that she clearly clings onto.

“Rules matter, and our government — not just individuals within the government, but the government itself — has systematically discriminated against black people in this country,” Warren said. She then cited the 2008 financial crisis.

“Millions of people — black, white, Latino, Asian — lost their homes. Millions lost their jobs. Millions lost their savings — millions, tens of millions, but not the people at the top,” Warren continued.

“The bank CEOs just kept raking in the money,” Warren added. “Two sets of rules: one for the wealthy and well-connected. And one for everybody else. Two sets of rules: one for white families. And one for everybody else.”

Read the rest at: Warren Lies!

Students rebel after school suspends ICE externships!

A student at the Seattle University School of Law slammed the school for its political decision to remove the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency from its externship program.

The school ended the externship after receiving a complaint from a student who also created an online petition to shut it down, according to Fox News.

The program allowed students to work with ICE’s Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington.

The school’s program director, Jill Dutton, justified the cancellation by claiming ICE could force students to act “unethically or unlawfully,” according to the school’s newspaper, The Seattle Spector.

“We felt it was necessary to discuss and reflect on what we were hearing regarding ICE policies and practices,” Dutton said in a statement.

Apparently, the “policies and practices” of ICE weren’t good enough for Dutton, despite existing evidence of the agency’s effectiveness.

ICE exists to enforce the law, not break the law. The term “enforcement” is in the name “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

If Dutton was concerned about unlawful behavior, she would be promoting ICE, which routinely stops cross-border criminal activity.

In reality, the decision to remove the program was a political one, as pointed out by Thomas Reinhard, a third-year student at the school.

“It just seems to me to be just a political maneuver because they disagree with the president’s enforcement of border policy,” Reinhard said Saturday on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.” He’s right.

In recent months, several prominent Democrats have joined the “abolish ICE” movement.

  • Cory Booker wants to make it illegal for state/local law enforcement
    to enforce immigration law.
  • Kamala Harris compared ICE to the KKK.
  • Kirsten Gillibrand says Dems’ #1 priority should be to abolish ICE.
  • Dems used to be tougher on illegal immigration. Now they’re just extreme.

The law school’s decision to remove the program and its failure to provide an adequate explanation shows its blatant political bias.

READ the rest at: Fighting Back

Steyer’s is trying to buy “his” election!

Florida Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo was deemed a “pretend environmentalist” by Democrat mega-donor Tom Steyer, despite sponsoring carbon tax legislation and calling for action on climate change.

“I thought that guy was ridiculous. That guy is a pretend environmentalist,” Steyer, a billionaire activist, said while he was at an annual United Nations climate conference in Katowice, Poland. The conference has attracted delegates from all over the world to discuss how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and curb global warming.

Instead of seeking bipartisanship on climate change issues, Steyer called for defeating Republicans at the ballot box in order to enact the type of legislation he supports.

“I think we need to kick their ass,” Steyer stated at the conference, according to Axios. “I think when they realize they’re going away, they’ll change their tune. And Carlos Curbelo is a perfect example. He pretended to care about climate change because of Miami.”

Steyer is referring to Curbelo’s introduction of a carbon tax bill in July. The legislation failed to gain any traction among his Republican colleagues and was essentially dead on arrival, but Curbelo said he hoped the bill would spark a conversation among conservative lawmakers. The Florida congressman, who represents the Miami area, says he cares about environmental issues because his district is affected by flooding from sea level rise.

Unfortunately for Curbelo, he was not able to survive re-election in a year that proved to be good for House Democrats. He was long considered at risk given the Miami district leans Democratic.

When an Axios reporter informed Curbelo of Steyer’s comments, the outgoing congressman hit back hard.

“The cause of a healthy planet needs thoughtful, sober leaders who are willing to build consensus around good, viable ideas,” Curbelo said. “Power hungry, attention-seeking demagogues like Mr. Steyer serve their overheated egos while making solutions less likely.”

Read the rest at: Styer’s can buy it!

Sex offenders coming over the boarder? No Way! Maybe

Hardened criminals have thoroughly infiltrated the illegals that are doing their best to overrun us in their efforts to repopulate the USA with Democrat voters numbering in the multiple millions. Deporting the criminals is fraught with frustration for the Border Patrol because they often turn right back around and come across the border again. In this report, three sex offenders were caught in a single day, all of whom have previous convictions and U.S. criminal records.

More from Breitbart:

Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents stopped three sex offenders from successfully re-entering the U.S. after they illegally crossed the border into Texas. Two of the criminal aliens had convictions for sexual offenses against children — the third for sexual battery.

McAllen Station Border Patrol agents came upon a Mexican national on Thursday after he illegally crossed the border near Hidalgo, Texas. The agents took him to the station for a biometric background investigation. The investigation revealed the man as a previous conviction from a court in DeKalb County, Georgia for sexual exploitation of children, according to information received from Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol officials.

Agents patrolling near the border town of Mission, Texas, later that day encountered a Salvadoran man who illegally crossed the border. A records check revealed that a Texas court in Fredricksburg convicted the Salvadoran national for sexual battery and sentenced him to 12 months in jail.

Also on Thursday, Weslaco Station agents teamed up with Hidalgo County Constables Office Precinct 4 deputies after receiving information about a human smuggling stash house. During the raid on the stash house, officials apprehended nine illegal aliens from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. The agents transported the illegal aliens to the Weslaco Station for processing.

During a biometric background investigation of the migrants, agents learned that one of the Guatemalan nationals has a previous arrest and conviction in Kansas City Missouri, for a charge of statutory rape, Border Patrol officials reported.

The previously deported criminal aliens could face federal felony charges for aggravated re-entry after removal as a sex offender. If convicted on those charges, they could face up to 20 years in federal prison.

Read the rest at: Sex offenders over the border!

BET founder praises Trump? WOW!

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday, establishing a White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council and earning the support BET founder Bob Johnson, a former Hillary Clinton supporter.

“I’m a fundamental believer that there are business solutions to social problems,” he said, praising Trump for his efforts to help poverty-stricken neighborhoods.

Johnson was a vocal financial supporter of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign. CNN’s Van Jones was also spotted in the crowd as his Dream Corps foundation supported the idea.

The council will be headed by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carsonand will focus on a multi-agency approach to help restore the greatness of low-income communities, according to the White House.

“Our goal is to ensure that America’s great new prosperity is shared by all our citizens,” Donald Trump said, promising to help communities “ignored by Washington.”

The council will help the president identify ways to cut regulations, taxes, and spur private investments in poor communities.

“No citizen will be forgotten, no community will be ignored, and no American will be left on the sidelines,” Trump said. “To achieve our national destiny we must unlock the potential of all of our people.”

Jimmy Kemp, the president of the Jack Kemp Foundation also attended as well as several pastors – Pastor Darrell Scott, Bishop Harry Jackson, and Pastor Donte Hickman.

Sen. Tim Scott was also present and praised Trump for his efforts for impoverished communities as well as his support for criminal justice reform.

“Your strong advocacy for criminal justice reform…without out any question without your leadership our Senate would not have made the decision to take it up in 2018,” he said.

Read the rest at: Trump Supports the Black Community!

LA’s new sheriff is a hard core progressive!

Alex Villanueva, a progressive Latino who vowed to “kick ICE out” of the nation’s largest jail system if elected, was sworn in as Los Angeles County’s new sheriff.

He stunned the local political establishment last month after winning 53% of the vote to defeat then-Sheriff Jim McDonnell, who became the first incumbent voted out of that office in more than a century. Villanueva had recently retired from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department with the rank of lieutenant after more than three decades of service.

A staunch supporter of California’s sanctuary state law, Villanueva appealed to African-Americans, Hispanics, labor unions, and registered Democrats in a deep-blue county. Together, they helped brand his nonpartisan opponent as a pro-Trump Republican who willfully collaborated with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

“We will not allow any divisive policies from outside Los Angeles or California to dictate the way we do our job here,” Villanueva told the crowd assembled at East L.A. College, where he took the oath of office. “Our hard-working immigrant families shouldn’t have to wonder if we are here to protect them or to deport them.”

Villanueva made several statements during the campaign that were perceived to be hardline stances against federal immigration authorities, but critics have accusedhim of sending mixed signals about cooperating with ICE.

The U.S. Air Force veteran promised “to create a very bright line between [the] department’s actions and ICE” and “actually physically kick ICE out of the county jails.”

However, he later clarified that inmates would still be transferred to ICE custody, as required by state law.

The Los Angeles Times reported:

Villanueva said he would not let ICE agents step inside the jails, but would “march [inmates] out ourselves and give them to ICE,” a comment some have interpreted as signifying an even more direct cooperation with immigration authorities.

Beat reporters who covered the race noted that Villanueva’s proposals “do not diverge entirely from the policies adopted by McDonnell” and that “the candidates’ differences on this issue were relatively minor in the end.”

Although Villanueva did not receive official endorsements from anti-ICE activist groups, an ACLU-led alliance indirectly promoted his candidacy by organizing community forums and encouraging strategic social media efforts.

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, who chairs two of the groups in that coalition, hosted a series of events leading up to the vote which she said were “partly about shaming ICE-loving incumbent L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell…” Cullors later referenced Villanueva’s “significant promises to community groups” and instructed her massive social media following “to make sure Alex will not collaborate with ICE.”

Read the rest at: LA progressive sheriff

Transgenders dominating in sports – Surprised?

Standing at six-foot-two and weighing-in at 220 pounds, male-to-female transgender handballer Hannah Mouncey is dominating at the women’s Asian Championships in Japan.

Before his transition to female in May 2016, Mousey played for the Australian men’s handball team.

According to Handbolls Kanalen, Mouncey scored four goals in a match against Kazakhstan on Friday and contributed a combined eight goals in matches against Japan and Iran.

“Australia defeated Iran by 29-24 and the result may turn out to be gold worth. If they finish in fifth place or better, Oceania is winning a World Cup through the Asian Championship. It also means that IHF will not have a wild card to share,” reports the Swedish outlet.

Due to Mouncey’s weight, height, and testosterone levels, he was barred from entering the Australian Football League, Women’s (AFLW) draft, last year. Mouncey wrote a piece for The Guardian in September blasting the AFL for their regulations. He noted specifically that the weight regulation is a form of “body shaming” and a blow to all women, transgender or not.

“My biggest concern is the fact that weight is being used as one of the key physical measures for possible exclusion. Forget the fact that in a game that has such an emphasis on endurance and speed, being heavy is not necessarily an advantage and think about the message it sends to women and girls about their bodies: if you’re too big, you can’t play. That is incredibly dangerous and backward,” Mouncey said.

But in May of this year, Mouncey made his debut for Melbourne at the Oceanian Open Club Championship, before eventually shipping off to Japan for the Asian Championships.

Mouncey has been vocal about the alleged oppression he’s endured as a transgender athlete in Australia, since he wasn’t allowed to play in leagues with biological women due to his testosterone levels and other physical factors.

Last month, for example, the athlete posted a bizarre tweet praising Iran for being inclusive and progressive with regard to transgenderism in comparison to his home country. Of course, gay men in Iran can be murdered if they are found out to be homosexual, so many resort to presenting themselves as the opposite sex as a more acceptable, or frankly less fatal, option.

“How good would it be if Australia was as progressive and inclusive as Iran,” he wrote.

See the post at: Hardball

SCOTUS sides with Trump on Wall!

A challenge to President Donald Trump’s Border Wall has been rejected by the Supreme Court.

The court, without comment, last Monday rejected a request from three environmental groups to hear an appeal of a lower court decision that allowed construction of the wall to proceed.

The administration had urged the court to reject the case. Democrats, including Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke, called for the court to take the case in hopes that it would rule against the administration, according to CNBC.

The Center for Biological Diversity, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Defenders of Wildlife filed lawsuits hoping to block the wall.

The groups claimed that the proposed wall construction would harm plants, rare wildlife habitats, and threatened species, Reuters reported.

The core of the case was a 1996 law allowing the government to go ahead with border barriers without full compliance with standard environmental reviews and regulations.

District Judge Gonzalo Curiel had previously rejected the group’s call to block work. The groups claimed that the 1996 law was unconstitutional.

Curiel had rejected the contention and ruled that the Trump administration was within its powers.

The groups said they would continue to fight against the president.

“Trump has abused his power to wreak havoc along the border to score political points,” said Brian Segee, an attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity.

“He’s illegally sweeping aside bedrock environmental and public health laws. We’ll continue to fight Trump’s dangerous wall in the courts and in Congress,” he said.

The president is seeking $5 billion for wall construction in a spending bill, which has been a bone of contention in Congress. Trump has said he would allow the government to shut down rather than accept a bill without the funding, and signed an extension to keep the government running and both sides talking even past the initial Dec. 7 deadline.

Trump has been urged by South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to dig in and demand what he wants, according to Fox Business.

Read the rest at: SCOTUS rejects

Martin Luther King’s daughter supports Trump policy!

Dr. Bernice King, the daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., wrote a letter this week in support of a criminal justice reform bill that has bipartisan support and has been endorsed by President Donald Trump.

In a letter obtained by The Daily Wire from the National Diversity Coalition For Trump, King wrote in a “plea to Congress” that the “First Step Act” is an opportunity to take a “monumental” step “towards assisting and empowering the least of these in America.”

“The bill would reduce mandatory minimum sentences for some crimes and grant judges greater discretion in sentencing nonviolent drug offenders,” a Bloomberg editorial said about the bill. “It would also fund recidivism-reduction programs for low-risk inmates and allow some 2,600 drug offenders to petition for reduced sentences. Perhaps most important, the bill would require more research on criminal justice — a predicate to reducing guesswork in setting future policy on sentencing.”

In endorsing the bill, Trump said in November that the U.S. “benefits if former inmates are able to reenter society as productive, law-abiding citizens.”

“For too long, disenfranchised populations have suffered in a punitive prison system that offers no viable pathways to reentering society,” King continued in her letter. “Today, over two million Americans are incarcerated in a system that does not offer the resources to bring out their intellectual and creative genius.”

King said that while she does not believe the bill is “comprehensive enough,” she thinks that it’s a good step forward.

Although the bill has increasing bipartisan support, not everyone is sold on it.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said in a recent op-ed: “Let there be no doubt: If the bill is passed, thousands of federal offenders, including violent felons and sex offenders, will be released earlier than they would be under current law. Whatever word games the bill’s proponents use will make no difference to the future victims of these felons.”

See the full text of Dr. Bernice King’s letter: CLICK

 

Weak men more likely to be socialists!

A new study from Brunel University London found that physically weaker men are more apt to believe in socialist policies, such as redistribution of wealth. Meanwhile, stronger men are more geared to believe in the capitalist concepts, such as the idea that people should keep what you earn.

Brunel University academics studied 171 men aged 18 – 40, examining their overall physical strength, bicep circumference, weight, and height. They also noted the amount of time each individual spent at a gym, and examined these variables in light of whether they subscribed more to capitalist or socialist ideologies. They found that the more physically strong the men were, the less they believed in socialist policies, and the more they believed certain social groups should be dominant.

According to The Times, Brunel University’s senior lecturer in Psychology in the College of Health and Life Sciences Michael Price said the study raises questions about the correlation between physical strength and egalitarianism — and also poses something of a “chicken or the egg” philosophical question.

“We believe that this link between perceived formidability and egalitarianism could be explained in a number of ways,” Price said in the report on Brunel University’s website. “It could be the result of men calibrating their egalitarianism to their own formidability. It could be the case that less egalitarian men strive harder to become muscular. Or there could be a third variable at play affecting both egalitarianism and muscularity.”

Additionally, Price found that stronger men tend to reject the redistribution of wealth, whether they are financially rich or poor.

“Our results suggest that wealthier men who are more formidable physically are more likely to oppose redistribution of wealth. Essentially, they seem more motivated to defend their resources. But less wealthy men who are still physically formidable don’t seem more inclined to support redistribution either,” Price said. “They’re not demanding a share of the wealth.”

Price believes, however, that the correlation of strength and capitalist tendencies stems from our primitive brains that still apply value to strength that would help us acquire and defend resources.

“This is about our Stone Age brains, in a modern society,” Price said in an interview with The Times. “Our minds evolved in environments where strength was a big determinant of success. If you find yourself in a body not threatened by other males, if you feel you can win competitions for status, then maybe you start thinking inequality is pretty good.”

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More screen time equals brain damage.

Children who spend more time time glued to screens have different physical brain structures due to thinning of the cortex than children who spend less time using smart devices and video games, according to data from an ongoing study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

NIH researchers found that nine- and 10-year-old children who spent more than seven hours a day using such devices exhibited premature thinning of the cortex, the brain’s outermost layer, which affects memory, attention, perceptual awareness, thought, language and consciousness.

A 2014 study by researchers at McGill University of 188 children and adolescents was the first to reveal an association with cortical thickness and IQ increases. In general, the cortex begins to thin at the age of five or six. MRI scans of the participants’ brains revealed that over two years people with significant increases in IQ did not undergo the expected cortical thinning while people with significant decreases in IQ had significant cortical thinning. People who did not exhibit IQ changes underwent the expected cortical thinning.

“We don’t know if it’s being caused by the screen time. We don’t know yet if it’s a bad thing,” Gaya Dowling, an NIH doctor working on the project, said in a recent interview regarding the preliminary findings with the CBS news program “60 Minutes.”

“It won’t be until we follow them over time that we will see if there are outcomes that are associated with the differences that we’re seeing in this single snapshot.”

“What we can say is that this is what the brains look like of kids who spend a lot of time on screens. And it’s not just one pattern,” Dowling said.

The study, which scanned the brains of 4,500 children, also found that kids who spent more than two hours a day on screens scored worse on language and reasoning tests. The end goal of the study is to determine whether screen time is addictive by studying 11,000 children during the $300 million study. Data from the study will be released in 2019.

“In many ways, the concern that investigators like I have is, that we’re sort of in the midst of a natural kind of uncontrolled experiment on the next generation of children,” Dimitri Christakis, a pediatrician and epidemiologist at the University of Washington School of Medicine, told “60 Minutes.” Christakis also helped develop the current American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidelines on screen time.

According to those guidelines, children 24 months or younger should mostly stay away from screens, while children between the ages of two and five should limit screen time to one hour per day.

Christakis did not immediately respond Monday afternoon to Sputnik’s request for comment.

Read the rest at: Screen Time

Netflix series linked to higher suicide rate!

No stranger to controversy, Netflix’s original series “13 Reasons Why” is yet again causing buzz, but this time it’s due to a recent study from the University of Michigan which found that it may be increasing the risk of teen suicide.

The research surveyed a total of 87 teenagers who were receiving treatment in psychiatric emergency departments for suicide-related concerns between 2017 and 2018. Of those asked to complete a questionnaire during their visit, the majority identified as female, with smaller portions of the group being male and gender nonconforming.

Published in the Psychiatric Services journal on Tuesday, the study concluded that 49 percent of teenagers surveyed had watched at least one episode of the first season of the show, and that 84 percent of those had watched it alone.

Furthermore, the study stated that over half of the viewers believed that watching the series increased their suicide risk because they were able to identify with the lead character of the show, Hannah Baker, who kills herself in the drama after recording all her reasons why and calling out the individuals she blames on several cassette tapes.

“To date, this is the first published study examining viewing patterns and reactions to ‘13 Reasons Why’ in a high-risk sample,” the study states. “Although further research is needed, the findings suggest a particular vulnerability to the show’s themes among youths at risk of suicide and the importance of prevention strategies to ameliorate risk among these viewers.”

Victor Hong, the lead study author, told BuzzFeed News that he hopes the research will encourage the entertainment industry to take note of the advice that’s being given by medical consultants.

“I believe that a lot of these producers are consulting mental health experts; what I am not sure of is if they are actually heeding their recommendations,” Hong told the outlet. The researcher also indicated that he decided to look deeper into the show after he noticed a spike in suicidal teens mentioning it as an influential factor.

The study comes months after Northwestern University published research, commissioned by Netflix, to look into the show’s impact on viewers. That study found that many viewers could relate to the material and that it helped facilitate conversations about depression, suicide, bullying and sexual assault.

Read the rest at: Netflix 13 reasons

Millennial say Obama is a God? Well kinda!

Younger Americans are turning on the country and forgetting its ideals, with nearly half believing that it isn’t “great” and many eyeing the U.S. flag as “a sign of intolerance and hatred,” according to a new and disturbing survey.

Those who came of age under former President Barack Obama also have a larger-than-life view of the 44th president and feel that he had a “bigger impact” on the United States than the father of the country and leader of the Revolutionary War, former President George Washington.

The YouGov.com poll was the first “State of American Patriotism” survey conducted for the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness. The group educates Americans, especially grades K-12, about the country’s “values and principles that make our nation exceptional.”

But what the poll found is that they have a lot of work to do when it comes to those 38 and younger. Just one example: Four in 10 say it is OK to burn the flag.

“Younger Americans (under 38 – Gen Z and Millennials) are becoming unmoored from the institutions, knowledge, and spirit traditionally associated with American patriotism,” the survey analysis said.

The highlights provided to Secrets:

  • Half of those surveyed believe the United States is sexist (50 percent) and racist (49 percent).
  • American exceptionalism is on the decline — 46 percent of younger Americans do not agree that “America is the greatest country in the world.”
  • 38 percent of younger Americans do not agree that “America has a history that we should be proud of.”
  • One in eight (14 percent) of millennials agree that “America was never a great country and it never will be.”
  • 46 percent of younger Americans agree that “America is more racist than other countries.”
  • 84 percent of Americans do not know the specific rights enumerated in the First Amendment.
  • 19 percent of millennials believe that the American flag is “a sign of intolerance and hatred.”
  • 44 percent of younger Americans believe Obama had a “bigger impact” on America than Washington, the nation’s first president.

On the release of the report, Nick Adams, founder of FLAG, said, “We suspected that we would find decreasing numbers of Americans well-versed in our nation’s most important principles and young people less patriotic than the generations that came before, but we were totally unprepared for what our national survey reveals: an epidemic of anti-Americanism.”

Read the rest at: Millennial Stuff

Dems have selective recall on border security!

The same tear-gas agent that the Trump administration is taking heat for deploying against a border mob this weekend is actually used fairly frequently — including more than once a month during the later years of President Barack Obama’s administration, according to Homeland Security data.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has used 2-chlorobenzylidene malononitrile, or CS, since 2010, and deployed it 26 times in fiscal 2012 and 27 times in 2013. The use dropped after that, but was still deployed three times in 2016, Mr. Obama’s final full year in office.

Use of CS rose again in fiscal 2017, which was split between Mr. Obama and Mr. Trump, and reached 29 deployments in fiscal 2018, which ended two months ago, according to CBP data seen by The Washington Times.

Border authorities also use another agent, pepper spray, frequently — including a decade-high record of 151 instances in 2013, also under Mr. Obama. Pepper spray, officially known as Pava Capsaicin, was used 43 times in fiscal year 2018, according to the CBP numbers.

The data poses a challenge to the current anger over the Border Patrol’s use of tear gas Sunday to prevent a mob from busting through sections of old border fence in California.

Critics, including Latin American leaders, immigrant-rights advocates and congressional Democrats, have said use of tear gas is “un-American.”

“It’s horrifying to see tear gas used on mothers and young children as they seek refuge in the United States. That’s not what America should be,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat.

Other Democrats complained about threats of “deadly force” against the border incursions, which saw migrants punch through fencing, and launch rocks and bottles at agents who responded to stem the intrusion.

Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, took umbrage at the outrage, questioning where the critics were when tear gas was deployed under Mr. Obama.

“This policy that we use was an Obama-written policy and it was used in 2013 at the same port of entry,” he told CNN, wondering in particular about the intense media interest now versus then.

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Ex-Shell president says Obama did nothing to increase fuel production!

Former president of Shell Oil Company John Hofmeister said former President Barack Obama had nothing to do with America’s increased oil production and actually frustrated many areas of the energy sector.

Obama claimed he was responsible for America’s recent oil boom during an event hosted by Rice University’s Baker Institute on Tuesday night and Hofmeister challenged his assessment.

“American energy production — you wouldn’t always know it, but it went up every year I was president,” Obama said. “That whole, suddenly America’s, like, the biggest oil producer and the biggest gas — that was me, people.”

“The facts are the facts. And, yes, the production did increase throughout his term,” Hofmeister said on “Fox & Friends” Thursday. “But, frankly, he had nothing to do with it.”

“This was production in states like Texas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Colorado — North Dakota in particular. And these were all state decisions made with industry applications for permits. The federal government had no role.”

Hofmeister said Obama opposed the energy industry at every turn with his actions against offshore drilling and his handling of the Keystone Pipeline.

“If anything, he was trying to frustrate the efforts by taking federal lands off of the availability list — putting them just, no more drilling [sic]. He shut down the Gulf of Mexico for a period of six months,” he said. “[He] changed the regulations from an average of 60 to 80 pages per permit to 600 to 800 pages per permit. He also never approved the Keystone XL pipeline after dangling all the potential customers for eight years. And it was in the eighth year when he said no Keystone Pipeline.”

“I would say that he was not a leader when it comes to energy,” Hofmeister said.

Read the rest at: Obama Fail #345

 

If Cohen faces jail time for lying then why not…..

Tucker Carlson believes that Michael Cohen’s guilty plea of lying to Congress shows what a poor job Washington has done in equally applying the law.

The Fox News host acknowledged that it was “good news” that lying to the U.S. Congress is an enforceable felony as reports broke Thursday that Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, had pleaded guilty to making false statements about his contacts with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign.

 

“We should take our own law seriously,” Carlson said Thursday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

But a double standard in enforcing the law can create another problem, one that has continually played out in Washington, D.C. recently, as he pointed out.

“Three cheers for law and order. The problem is, if you are going to enforce statutes, you have to enforce them fairly and evenly,” Carlson said. “The law has to apply to everyone. Otherwise it’s not really the law – it’s a political weapon.’

“Michael Cohen is facing five years in prison for telling Congress something that he knew was false. How often does that happen in Washington?” Carlson asked.

“If you watch C-SPAN you know the answer: constantly. All the time. There are almost never any consequences,” he added, citing a study that revealed only six people in 60 years were convicted of lying to Congress.

“In other words, the law is not enforced and that’s why people break it so often,” he noted.

Carlson then expounded on his point, explaining how top government officials have gone unpunished – and actually been rewarded – after blatantly lying to Congress. Video clips were shown of sworn testimony from former director of national intelligence, James Clapper, telling Congress in 2013 that the NSA does not spy on American citizens. Clapper was not charged with lying but “got richer” after retiring when he was hired by CNN as an analyst.

He also noted how former FBI chief James Comey also got rich promoting his tell-all book after he lied under oath in 2017 “that he had never been an anonymous source for new stories while he worked at the FBI.”

Read the rest at: Jail Time

Orange County turns Blue AFTER thousands of votes are FOUND! Part 2

Democrat blue wave? More like Democrat election fraud.

The 39th district was officially called for Democrat Gil Cisneros over Republican Young Kim who was up by 3 points on election night and was set to be the first Korean-American Congresswoman. The Democrats stole this race with ‘late votes.’

Young Kim was up by 3,900 votes on election night with 100% of the precincts reporting according to AP and she ended up losing by 3,000 votes 11 days after the election.

Republican Congresswoman Mimi Walters in California’s 45th district was also ahead on election night then was magically defeated by Democrat Katie Porter several days after the election.

Democrat Katie Porter was trailing Mimi Walters on election night then jumped ahead by hundreds of votes after the Democrats produced thousands of ballots after the election.

There may be something more sinister happening in Orange County, California.

The Gateway Pundit spoke to two concerned voters in California’s 45th district who said when they went to vote, they were told they weren’t on the roster so they were given provisional ballots.

Two registered Republicans in California’s 45th district told this reporter that they have been voting for over 20 years in Orange County and what happened this midterm has never happened to them–EVER.

“I’ve been a registered Republican and an active voter for over 20 years and when I went to vote on election day, I was told that I wasn’t on the roster so I was given a provisional ballot,” a Republican voter told The Gateway Pundit.

Was this an isolated incident or is this more widespread?

One America News reporter Jack Posobiec spoke to a pollworker in California on election day.

The pollworker told Jack Posobiec, “I have received a very large amount of voters whose registration was changed to vote by mail without their consent and then not mailed their ballots. I’m allowing provisional voting. My registrar is giving me the runaround about this and just saying don’t worry. This is not my first election. I have not seen this problem before.”

The Drudge Report featured the story about the stunning losses in Orange County and the responses by concerned voters in Southern California raised eyebrows as well.

One woman who lives in Newport Beach in California’s 48th district said she hasn’t missed a vote in 43 years and was forced to fill out a provisional ballot on election day; her vote still hasn’t been counted.

“I was made to fill out provisional ballot after voting in the same precinct in OC consistently 20 years said I was mail in never have been My vote still has not been counted I check daily. Same with red friends. I’m ind. never missed a vote n 43 yrs,” tweeted a Newport Beach resident named Vanessa Butler.

Read the rest at: Pollworker Worried

California Dems flip 7 seats – Overnight? Part-1

Orange County, a traditionally conservative enclave in Southern California turned all blue after Democrats found tens of thousands of votes post election day.

Just two years ago in 2016, only 2 Congressional districts in Orange County voted blue–now just two years later every single district voted blue.

Democrat blue wave? More like Democrat election fraud.

There were (530,427) Democrat votes in Orange County for Congress and only (487,704) for the Democrat governor. Democrats picked up more than 42,000 votes in Congress over the governor’s race.

The Republican candidate won the governor’s race in Orange County but every single House seat picked up enough votes AFTER ELECTION DAY to sweep Orange County.

On Thursday even Speaker Paul Ryan questioned the curious results in California.

The Hill reported:

Weeks after House Republicans lost their majority, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Thursday cast serious doubts about the “bizarre” election system in California, where it appears that seven GOP-held seats will flip to Democratic control.

The California election system “just defies logic to me,” Ryan said during a Washington Post event.

“We were only down 26 seats the night of the election and three weeks later, we lost basically every California race. This election system they have — I can’t begin to understand what ‘ballot harvesting’ is.”

It was a remarkable comment from the retiring Speaker of the House, who until now had not joined President Trump and other Republicans who have complained about what they believed were election irregularities in places like Florida and California.

After this story was published, Ryan campaign spokesman Jeremy Adler said in a statement: “The Speaker did not and does not dispute the results” of the election.

Read the rest at: The impossible flip

Gov Scott FINALLY suspends Snipes!

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Friday suspended Brenda Snipes from her duties as the supervisor of elections in Broward County, and chose her temporary successor following the contentious recount in the state’s governor and U.S. Senate races during the midterm elections earlier this month.

Scott, who is headed to the Senate after defeating Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, faulted Snipes for “misfeasance, incompetence and neglect of duty” in a news release announcing his decision made via executive order.

The announcement comes after Snipes, who faced heat regarding her handling of votes during this year’s elections, reportedly submitted her resignation earlier this month to the governor, which was to go into effect in January.

Citing numerous media reports, the governor accused Broward election officials of committing “multiple violations of Florida law” during the midterm elections, the news release said.

Scott selected Peter Antonacci to fill her position for what’s left of her term, until a new supervisor of elections can be voted on in the November 2020 elections, the news release said.

“Every eligible voter in Florida deserves their vote to be counted and should have confidence in Florida’s elections process,” Scott said. “After a series of inexcusable actions, it’s clear that there needs to be an immediate change in Broward County and taxpayers should no longer be burdened by paying a salary for a Supervisor of Elections who has already announced resignation.”

“I know that Pete will be solely focused on running free and fair elections, will not be running for election and will bring order and integrity back to this office,” he continued.

Snipes was appointed as the top elections official in Broward County in 2003 by then-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a Republican. Snipes, a Democrat, has been elected to the role four times since.

Read the rest of the story at: Snipes is Gone!

Clinton Foundation is good with Saudi Donations!

The Clinton Foundation has refused to say if it will follow the case of other non-profits and stop accepting money from Saudi Arabia, despite Hillary Clinton attacking President Trump over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

The former Democratic candidate for president kicked off her speaking tour together with husband Bill on Tuesday, saying Trump is covering up Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and is reluctant to punish the kingdom due to his “personal commercial interests.

“We have a president who is part of the cover-up as to what happened in that consulate or embassy when Mr. Khashoggi was murdered,” Clinton said. “And we have a president and those closest to him who have their own personal commercial interests.”

The Clinton Foundation has refused to say if it will follow the case of other non-profits and stop accepting money from Saudi Arabia, despite Hillary Clinton attacking President Trump over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

The former Democratic candidate for president kicked off her speaking tour together with husband Bill on Tuesday, saying Trump is covering up Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and is reluctant to punish the kingdom due to his “personal commercial interests.

“We have a president who is part of the cover-up as to what happened in that consulate or embassy when Mr. Khashoggi was murdered,” Clinton said. “And we have a president and those closest to him who have their own personal commercial interests.”

It’s becoming increasingly difficult for non-profit groups to justify their partnership with the Saudi government following reports that the Saudi Crown Prince was aware of the Khashoggi murder plans.

Multiple prominent think tanks and other non-profits in Washington, D.C. announced the end of their relationship with the Saudis, promising not to accept any donations anymore. The Middle East Institute, a prominent think tank, announced last month that it will stop accepting donations from Saudi Arabia.

Read the rest at: Clinton Foundation

If Cohen goes to jail for lying shouldn’t Clinton?

Tucker Carlson believes that Michael Cohen’s guilty plea of lying to Congress shows what a poor job Washington has done in equally applying the law.

The Fox News host acknowledged that it was “good news” that lying to the U.S. Congress is an enforceable felony as reports broke Thursday that Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, had pleaded guilty to making false statements about his contacts with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign.

“We should take our own law seriously,” Carlson said Thursday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

But a double standard in enforcing the law can create another problem, one that has continually played out in Washington, D.C. recently, as he pointed out.

“Three cheers for law and order. The problem is, if you are going to enforce statutes, you have to enforce them fairly and evenly,” Carlson said. “The law has to apply to everyone. Otherwise it’s not really the law – it’s a political weapon.’

“Michael Cohen is facing five years in prison for telling Congress something that he knew was false. How often does that happen in Washington?” Carlson asked.

“If you watch C-SPAN you know the answer: constantly. All the time. There are almost never any consequences,” he added, citing a study that revealed only six people in 60 years were convicted of lying to Congress.

“In other words, the law is not enforced and that’s why people break it so often,” he noted.

Carlson then expounded on his point, explaining how top government officials have gone unpunished – and actually been rewarded – after blatantly lying to Congress. Video clips were shown of sworn testimony from former director of national intelligence, James Clapper, telling Congress in 2013 that the NSA does not spy on American citizens. Clapper was not charged with lying but “got richer” after retiring when he was hired by CNN as an analyst.

Read the rest at: Lying  

SHOCK – NEWS – NOT – Clinton Foundation has history of issues!

Hillary Clinton, corruption, press, media bias, DOJ, Washington DC
Hillary Clinton, corruption, press, media bias, DOJ, Washington DC

THE CLINTON FOUNDATION’S HISTORY OF CONTROVERSY
The FBI’s latest probe into the foundation may seem like a political witch hunt, but there are reasons to wonder what’s going on with the organization.

With few exceptions, most presidents fade from public life once they step down.

Bill Clinton, however, has shunned leisure time since his administration ended in January of 2001. Instead, he has whiled away the hours toiling for an eponymous foundation he established with his wife Hillary Clinton. At least initially, the foundation seemed well-suited for cleaning up his legacy, after the ugliness of the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the subsequent impeachment and Senate trial tarnished it.

But now the Federal Bureau of Investigation has reportedly re-opened an investigation of the foundation’s alleged “pay-to-play” politics while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state.

At first blush, this might appear to be a purely partisan witch hunt launched by the Clintons’ conservative political enemies. Based on my scholarship regarding relationships between the government and non-profits as well as philanthropists, I believe it’s fair to say that large foundations tend to be scandal-free.

That is not the case for the Clinton Foundation, however, which has repeatedly stirred controversy over its unusual fundraising practices.

INFLUENCE PEDDLING

The Clintons launched their primary public charity in 1997. It has since grown from an organization to raise funds for the Clinton Presidential Library into one of the nation’s most visible foundations. It runs ambitious programs in such areas as HIV/AIDS, climate change, healthy children, economic development, and Haiti earthquake relief, along with a variety of other initiatives.

If reports that the FBI re-opened its investigation are accurate, it would be the first time the foundation has been investigated since 2016—and the first time since Donald Trump, whose campaign demonized his opponent Hillary Clinton with “lock her up” chants at his rallies, took office.

While it is highly inappropriate for a sitting president to call on his own Department of Justice to investigate his political opponents, Trump has nevertheless openly pushed for investigations of the Clintons while in office. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on the outs with his boss because of his recusal in the Russia investigation has, according to the Washington Post, begun to look “into matters that Trump has publicly complained are not being pursued.”

Read the rest at: Clinton Issues

Mexico has 1 gun store AND one of the highest Murder rates!

guns, weapons
guns, weapons

Mexico, we are oft reminded, is a cesspool of violence. Drug cartel-related violence has led to a murder rate five times higher than the United States — and guns, it seems unnecessary to add, play a huge role in this.

So, where do these criminals get their firearms? Well, as one of the top firearms scholars in America likes to point out, it’s certainly not through a legal process.

John R. Lott Jr. is the president of the Crime Prevention Resource Center. He’s been busy throwing cold water on the Michael Bloomberg crowd since before Michael Bloomberg was the face of it. His most well-known book, 1998’s “More Guns, Less Crime,” gave compelling statistical evidence for that old conservative maxim. He’s been doing so in various forms ever since.

Lott stumbled upon a Wall Street Journal article from last week referencing the deaths from Mexico’s ongoing problem with gang violence.

John R Lott Jr.  @JohnRLottJr

Mexico’s officially had 31,174 murders in 2017, a rate 5 times the US rate, but was the true rate a little higher. ‘It’s a Crisis of Civilization in Mexico.’ 250,000 Dead. 37,400 Missing.

Those are some pretty galling facts buttressed by equally galling stories. You may get the point, but Lott drove home just how much of a point it is:

The Los Angeles Times ran a story about this gun store in back in May.

“The only gun shop in all of Mexico is behind a fortress-like wall on a heavily guarded military base,” reporter Kate Linthicum wrote.

“To enter the Directorate of Arms and Munitions Sales, customers must undergo months of background checks — six documents are required — and then be frisked by uniformed soldiers.

Read the rest at: Mexican Guns

Schumer out of touch with HIMSELF!

Senator Chuck Schumer
Senator Chuck Schumer

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer attempted to criticize President Donald Trump for his attacks on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and his claim that judges are partisan — while appearing to do the exact same thing.

Trump has been in a public back-and-forth with U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, who disagreed with Trump’s characterization of a judge as an “Obama judge.”

Schumer took to Twitter on Friday attempting to take Roberts side — but strangely in the same tweet accused Roberts of being a partisan judge.

“I don’t agree very often with Chief Justice Roberts, especially his partisan decisions which seem highly political on Citizens United, Janus, and Shelby,” Schumer wrote. “But I am thankful today that he—almost alone among Republicans—stood up to President Trump and for an independent judiciary.”

Chuck Schumer  @SenSchumer

But I am thankful today that he—almost alone among Republicans—stood up to President Trump and for an independent judiciary.

Confused Twitter users replied in large numbers to point out what Schumer apparently couldn’t see — that the tweet was immensely hypocritical.

Schumer started the tweet by calling out Roberts for three specific partisan decisions, and in the next sentence credited Roberts for pushing back against Trump’s accusation that judges are partisan.

Trump was frustrated earlier this week that a federal judge blocked the administration’s attempt to deny asylum to anyone who enters the U.S. illegally. Trump called the judge, Jon S. Tigar of the Ninth Circuit, an “Obama judge.”

Roberts maintained that the judiciary remains independent of politics.

“We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,” Roberts said Wednesday. “What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them.”

Read the rest at: Schumer