Puerto Rico collapse now leading to total chaos… no food, no water, gang members robbing citizens at gunpoint

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Chances are most Americans have seen some kind of science fiction movie about the end of the world once or twice in their life. But while Hollywood does a good job of keeping us on the edge of our seats at the movie theater, there really are people in this world who are forced to fight day in and day out just to survive. These are the people who truly understand the importance of prepping, because when everything is taken away from you, items that you used to take for granted like food, water and shelter suddenly turn into the difference between life and death.

When Hurricane Maria plowed through Puerto Rico earlier this month, it left nothing but chaos and destruction in its path. In a relatively short amount of time, millions of people found themselves without power, without the means to communicate over long distances, and without the essential resources needed to survive like food and clean water. If nothing else, the tragedy that occurred in Puerto Rico is a perfect example of why prepping is so important – you never know when those survival situations that you watch on the big screen are going to become a reality.

Many people believe that prepping for life off the grid is far too expensive and challenging for anyone other than a professional survivalist to accomplish. However, a simple breakdown of the preparation process reveals that prepping is something everyone can – and should – be doing. Because if you were to ever find yourself unprepared in a survival situation, where food is scarce and electrical power is virtually nonexistent, the chances that you will be able to live on and prosper are significantly decreased. (Related: Here are ten good reasons why prepping is important even if SHTF never happens.)

Next to food, clean water, and a structurally-sufficient shelter, it is strongly advised that all preppers have a bug out bag, so that in the likely event that at some point you need to travel from point A to point B, you can do so without leaving valuable resources behind. A bug out bag should contain items like medical equipment, backup communication devices in case your primary communication tools stop working, spare cash and extra clothes. The bug out bag, as you can probably tell, significantly decreases the time it takes to escape a danger zone because it enables you to grab all essential items at once, rather than spending time collecting them.

Part of prepping for a natural or manmade disaster requires one to have a clear, foolproof escape route so that you can easily get from point A to point B in the quickest and the most efficient way possible. Everyone in your family should be familiar with the escape route as well, and in the event that everyone becomes separated, it helps to have a rendezvous point established ahead of time.

The prepper understands the fact that surviving off the grid requires one to be physically fit in order to complete the challenges that they will inevitably encounter on a day-to-day basis. Therefore, sticking to a healthy diet and cutting out most or all junk food consumption is absolutely essential. Working out multiple times each week should also be a necessity for anyone that is serious about prepping, because living life off the grid requires an enormous amount of stamina and physical strength.

Truth be told, you don’t have to be Bear Grylls or some other professional survivalist to prepare yourself for a survival situation. After you stock up on food and clean water, and once you have a safe place to use as your shelter, the rest simply comes down to educating yourself about self-sufficiency and how to live without the technologies most of us use today. Anyone can do it – what is your excuse?

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Prosecution Under the RICO Statutes Should Apply to Most Members of Congress

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“Step right up and place your bets. Only a short time left, please place your bets. Final call, place your bets.”

What are we betting on? America is betting on the fact that Congress will not do a thing related to solving the “dreamers” dilemma of having been brought to America before the age of decision. It is safe to say that most Americans are sympathetic to the dilemma of this group of illegal immigrants. They did not willfully violate the immigration laws and they have nowhere to go if there were to be deported Most Americans are fine with letting them stay and work.

In recent times, the rank and file of America has more decency, common sense and compassion that the US Congress. Congress has defining set of values that guides their behaviors because most members of Congress only follow the money no matter what the cost to the country.

It Is Easier to Blame Trump

President Trump was told by the DOJ that if he did not undo Obama’s illegal and unconstitutional executive order that created DACA, he would be sued. In other words, Trump is being held accountable for Obama’s unconstitutional actions with regard to immigration.

Trump waited until that deadline and issued and order that would phase out DACA. However, Trump showed his true colors as he showed his racist nature (sarcasm) as he said if Congress failed to act, he would revisit the issue. In other words, it is Trump’s clear intention not to deport any Dreamers who are productive and not a criminal threat to the United States.

Even though the facts clearly support the fact that Trump is acting with compassion towards the Dreamers, he is being labled a racist from coast to coast.

Last night on Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox, he interviewed a wild eyed, lunatic radical from the Libertarian Party,  Katherine Mangu Ward. Not only did this radical support the Dreamers, she quickly moved away from all reason when she was asked what how many immigrants should be allowed in America, she said “As many as want to come”. Clearly this Libertarian liberal has never pondered the question “How many third world people can a nation take in, before they become the next third world country?”  Then, Tucker Carlson asked her if illegal immigrants should be hired for jobs vs. American citizens and amazingly, she said yes and that these people deserve a hand up.

here is interview which begins at the 20 minute mark:

First of all, this is why I quit the Libertarian Party after I briefly flirted with these ultra-liberals because I was originally attracted to the less regulation philosophy approach of the party. Secondly, this interview the extreme disdain  and contempt that American citizens are held in by the ruling class in America. Third, this is what has happened to California.

California is ready to fall into the ocean. No, not because of the San Andreas Fault, but because of some very faulty immigration policies. Here on Tucker Carlson’s show, he interviewed, Calexit leader Shankar Singam, who said California doesn’t have much in common with the rest of the country. He declared, “This is California. We’re not the United States.” The Calexit proponent also said it is a “good thing” that the middle class is fleeing the state because it will make room for the “new wave” of immigrants. Singam told Carlson that “the United States” should be thanking “us” for “exporting” the state’s middle class to the rest of the country.

“If everyone in the middle class is leaving, that’s actually a good thing. We need these spots opened up for the new wave of immigrants to come up. It’s what we do,” Singam told Carlson.

California has often been a bellweather for the rest of the country. This fact should frighten the other 49 states.

Here is the interview:

The American Congress Has Become a Criminal Enterprise Organization

The American Congress is a criminal enterprise organization, not an alleged criminal enterprise operation, a proven criminal enterprise operation. Meanwhile, you and I are treated like the real criminals as we are detained, by Border Patrol as they illegally check our citizenship status while they are really looking for drugs that could compete with CIA drug trafficking operations.

In this article I have chosen to provie one example of how the government has been corrupted beyond belief, while at the same time the government is engaged in destroying our traditional freedoms and liberties.

The Duplicity of the Border Patrol

Every day in America, our citizens are subject to unconstitutional searches of their vehicles and their persons by Border Patrol. The main purpose of the Border Patrol appears to be to eliminate competition in the drug business from anyone else except for CIA approved drug trafficking cartels.

The CIA runs drugs on our Southern border and they always have since before the days of Air America. The CIA has run drugs, for profit, to fund their illicit criminal enterprises for a very long time. Even the former head of the Drug Enforcement Agency, Robert Bonner, acknowledges the fact that the CIA runs drugs into the United States. Yet, the 60 Minutes interview with Bonner listed below is the only mainstream media reference to this fact.

Even a much younger Ron Paul named George H. W. Bush as co-conspirator in government sponsored drug trafficking.

Below is the testimony of top law enforcement, governmental and agency personnel and what they have to say about the CIA running drugs into this country.

 The Border Patrol Protection Racket

The United States clearly has an immigration problem. The sheer number of immigrants have overwhelmed our hospitals and schools with unreimbursed expense. Some estimates place the number of illegal aliens in the United States as high as 30 million. That means that literally, one in ten people walking the streets of our country are illegal aliens. The federal government would have the public believe that they are powerless in stopping the human tidal wave from coming into our country. The government even sanctions television shows to further this myth  in their thinly veiled propaganda pieces such as the TV show, Border Wars.

In actuality, the government possesses satellites so sensitive, so accurate, that they can read the inscription on a dime dropped on the ground in the midst of a violent sandstorm in Iraq. Yet, the American public is expected to believe that our federal government is powerless in defending against this onslaught and that the people should accept the unconstitutional practices being carried out by Border Patrol personnel dozens to hundreds of miles inside the United States.

Have you ever wondered why the Border Patrol checkpoints are 50 to 100 miles from the border? Have you ever wondered why we have these warrantless checkpoints in places like Indiana, Minnesota and Tennessee?

The entire immigration check point issue is a smokescreen. When you and your family are pulled over and asked if you are U.S. citizens, the Border Patrol agent is not interested in your citizenship, he is interested in whether or not, you are transporting narcotics. The prime directive of the Border Patrol is to run interference for the CIA sponsored drug cartels and to eliminate the competition. The border enforcement issue should also be viewed as a Trojan horse in order to continue the installation of a totalitarian government bent on the destruction of United States sovereignty, its culture, and most importantly, its time-honored civil liberties in this “papers please” totalitarian government. But most of all, the Border Patrol exists to permit the free flow of drugs into the country while eliminating any competition to the status quo.

While, as former DEA chief Bonner suggests, the CIA conducts illicit drug trafficking criminal enterprise, American citizens are abused by the thousands at these illegal checkpoints.

Conclusion

Stopping the drug trafficking on the border is not a priorty for Congress because that is not where the money is. Congress gets free healthcare for life, no exclusions, a hefty lifetime retirement after decades of fleecing the American people. They follow the money and there will be no immigration reform under this Congress because there is too much money to be made by promoting border chaos. Just ask the CIA.

In a similar vein, how can Google be moving towards owning everything and Congress does nothing? How can the CIA be allowed to extend the war in Afghanistan in favor of perpetuating their heroin business? How can Senator Diane Feinstein enter the Senate as a millionaire and be currently worth over a billion dollars. In principle, the same could be said for Franken, McCain, Warren, Pelosi, Rangel, et al. The fact remains that we are living under a criminal enterprise.

The RICO statutes were created for Congress and the sad part lies in the fact that the American people are to blame. Congress has a 9% approval rating. However, the American people return over 90% of these criminals to office after every election. Oh yes, there are a few good ones (Gosar, Gowdy, Paul, Biggs, etc.), but there aren’t nearly enough to effect any real change.

The RICO statutes were created for the behaviors exibited by Congress, but the odds of prosecuting the more nefarious members of Congress are slim and none, and slim just left town.

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Re: Netanyahu allows Knesset members to storm Al-Aqsa

Israel’s Channel 2 reported that yesterday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave authorisation for Knesset members to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque next Tuesday.

Netanyahu issued an order prohibiting members of the Knesset from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque in October 2015, since the outbreak of the uprising in Jerusalem. In July he temporarily lifted the ban following a legal petition by far-right Knesset member Yehuda Glick.

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Yehuda Glick performs prayers outside Al-Aqsa, as 135 Israelis enter holy site [Maannews]

This decision was made after security considerations determined that the storming of Al-Aqsa by Israeli groups, including ministers and MKs, are a major factor in provoking Palestinians. The Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site in Islam.

Dozens of settlers storm the mosque with the protection of the Israeli police on a daily basis. UNESCO deemed Al-Aqsa Mosque an Islamic heritage last October.

In protest to the ban Yehuda Glick organised a raid at Al-Aqsa Mosque yesterday in which 135 right-wing Israelis stormed the compound under the protection of Israeli police while Glick performed prayers outside the holy site’s gates.

Read: UNESCO vote declares no link between Al-Aqsa and Judaism

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Congress is At Home, So Pay Your Members a Visit

[8/16/17/ EFF]  It’s August. In the United States, that means members of Congress will be swinging back home to their home districts to check in with their state-side staffers, hit some fundraisers, and maybe host a few public events.

You can meet them. Constituents can request meetings with members of Congress while they are home this August by contacting their local congressional offices. If you coordinate a meeting request with a few local allies, you’ll likely be able to meet with staffers, and you may even be able to meet with your member of Congress herself.

Meetings like this matter—a lot. When members hear repeatedly from multiple constituents about overlapping concerns, those views can influence how they vote on policy issues, especially if they think those concerns will animate controversy that might complicate their careers. With so many issues vital to digital rights looming in the congressional calendar, this August is a critical time for Internet users to pressure Congress to do the right thing on mass surveillance, net neutrality, and rules that insulate platforms for liability based on content written by users.

Here are some of the key issues to bring up this August, whether in meetings with your Members of Congress, or when writing for public audiences:

Ending mass surveillance under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act

At the end of the year, a key provision of U.S. surveillance law is set to expire, Section 702. This is the law underpinning the NSA’s mass surveillance of Internet communications—including content—of foreign persons outside the United States, who of course communicate with Americans. Thanks to the Snowden revelations, we now know that millions of Americans are impacted by this surveillance (the exact number of which the government refuses to disclose) and Congress must vote to either reauthorize the law, or allow it to expire as scheduled. We know Congress will take this up in the next few months, so now is the ideal time to deliver a simple message: this surveillance is unconstitutional and unacceptable, and Congress should allow this dangerous provision to expire unless it first enacts significant reforms to curtail mass surveillance powers. Above all, Congress should resist attempts to make this provision of law permanent by insisting that any potential re-authorization include a five-year sunset.

Defending protections that enable free expression on the Internet

There’s a dangerous new threat in Congress to your right to free speech and expression online, and it’s already gained the support of a frightening number of lawmakers. The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA, S. 1693) wouldn’t help punish sex traffickers. What it would do is drastically weaken 47 U.S.C. § 230 (commonly known as “CDA 230” or simply “Section 230”), one of the most important laws protecting free expression online. It would expose startups that run online services to the risk of overwhelming criminal and civil liability for the actions of their users. Sex trafficking is a serious problem, and Congress should be applauded for turning its attention to it, but this bill is not the solution. We support a clear message to Congress: don’t support SESTA or any other attempt to weaken protections for online speech under Section 230. If you run or work in a business that relies on Section 230 protections, then explain to your members of Congress how SESTA would threaten your job.

Defending net neutrality rules that preserve equal opportunity online

A few months ago, incoming Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai announced his plans to eliminate the clear, enforceable protections for net neutrality that the Commission had implemented in 2015. People have filed a record-breaking 18 million comments with the FCC, the majority of them opposing the Commission’s plan to roll back protections for net neutrality (and it’s not too late to submit your own). Now, Congress is planning a hearing on the issue in September.

Members of Congress must hear from their constituents that net neutrality protections are essential for our right to communicate and organize online. Without the FCC’s light-touch rules protecting net neutrality, corporate and other dominant voices would be able to pay for fast lanes, leaving competing startups, whistleblowers, or people with minority views without access to a fair playing field.

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Tell your Member of Congress why a free, open, and content-neutral Internet matters to you and your community. Finally, if you can visit Washington in September, sign up to join the fly-in day to defend net neutrality.

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Seven members of Syria's White Helmets shot dead by unknown gunmen

Seven member of the Syrian White Helmets rescue group were shot dead by unknown gunmen on Saturday, sparking a manhunt and deep suspicions in the rebel-controlled province of Idlib.

The men were killed in their operations centre in the village of Sarmin at dawn on Saturday. Two of their vehicles as well as several of their distinctive white helmets were stolen, the group said.  

Many White Helmet volunteers have been killed in airstrikes during the six year Syrian war but opposition activists said it was the first time that members had been shot dead like this. 

Photographs from the scene showed the volunteers’ bodies lying across the floor of the centre and blood splashed over the logo of the White Helmets group. All had been shot execution-style at close range. 

A member of the Syrian civil defence volunteers mourns his comrades - Credit: AFP PHOTO / OMAR HAJ KADOURA member of the Syrian civil defence volunteers mourns his comrades - Credit: AFP PHOTO / OMAR HAJ KADOUR

“The heart is saddened, there are tears in our eyes for you departure,” said Raed al-Saleh, the founder of the White Helmets. “May God strengthen us and make us patient for facing this tragedy.”

One of the men killed was Mohammed Abu Kifah, who appeared in a widely-shared video last year where he wept with emotion after rescuing a baby girl from the rubble of a bombed-out building. 

The White Helmets have been lauded by Western countries for saving civilian lives in opposition areas in Syria and in 2016 they narrowly missed out on winning the Nobel Peace prize. 

But the group also operates in areas controlled by jihadists and supporters of the Assad regime regularly accuse them of allying with terrorists.

Idlib province is now mainly controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), an Islamist rebel group that is dominated by jihadists linked to al-Qaeda. 

Activists in Idlib said they were baffled by the killings but did not think that HTS was responsible. The group has not targeted White Helmets in the past. 

One theory was that agents of the Assad regime had killed the men to create suspicion and distrust between rival rebel groups. 

The murdered White Helmets were buried on Saturday in Idlib - Credit: OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP/Getty ImagesThe murdered White Helmets were buried on Saturday in Idlib - Credit: OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP/Getty Images

HTS recently fought an open battle against Ahrar al-Sham, another prominent rebel group, and there is lingering distrust in Idlib as a result. 

“The ones who did this are clever. They want to make conflicts worse between the rebel groups and show that there is no security and no safety in the opposition areas,” said Abdulkafe al-Hamdo, an English teacher in Idlib. 

Another theory is that the killings were the work of a criminal gang, who wanted to steal equipment from the White Helmets centre. Two vans were taken from the centre as well as several motorcycles and some walkie-talkie equipment. 

One of the vans was later found burned out on the edge of a field several miles from the centre.

The White Helmets centre is close to several other houses in the village of Sarmin but neighbours said they had not heard any gunfire during the night. That raises the possibility the White Helmets were killed with silenced weapons. 

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) has released videos in the past showing its fighters using guns equipped with silencers. The Assad regime also has access to silencers through its allies in Russia and Syria.   

Mr al-Hamdo said members of the group had last been seen on Whatsapp at around 1am, suggesting they were killed sometime after that. 

Gareth Bayley, Britain’s special representative for Syria, condemned the killings. 

HTS has a network of checkpoints around Idlib province and activists said they hoped that the group’s fighters would be able to catch the killers. 

Idlib is one of the last major opposition strongholds in Syria and faces intense bombardment by the Assad regime and its Russian allies.

Many of the fighters and civilians the opposition areas of Aleppo fled to Idlib after the city fell in late 2016.  

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Eurovision-winner Wurst pulls UK show after Syrian band members denied visas

In a Facebook post on Friday, the Austrian pop singer explained to her fans that she decided to stay home out of solidarity with the members of Basalt, an alternative rock trio, the members of which “were unsuccessful in their visa application to enter the UK.”

The group, currently based in Vienna, was founded in February last year by Amjad Khaboura, Noor Eli Khoury and Almonther Alshoufi, all ethnic Syrians.

“With a lot of disappointment for not being able to perform there because [of] the refusal of our visas, we wish everyone performing, visiting, and organizing the festival a great evening!” the group wrote on its official Facebook page, praising Wurst and organizers for voicing support.

The festival said in statement that although the group would not be able to present its show live to the festival-goers, the concert would still feature their act by including a specially-filmed introduction and performance.

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The organizers said they still hope Wurst and Basalt will make it to Edinburgh this year or “at some point in the future.”

So far it is not clear what prompted the UK Home Office to turn down the musicians’ visa applications. The artists themselves appear to be in the dark about the British authorities’ motives.

“We just kept asking ‘why?’ How can this be allowed to happen? We were disappointed, saddened and totally heartbroken.” Alshoufi, a former engineering student who took up music career in Austria, told the Times.

Ironically, the ‘Rise like a Phoenix’ singer and the Syrian newcomers were initially supposed to perform as part of the festival’s ‘New European Songbook’ program, touted as “unique collaborations between established European musicians and artists recently arrived in the continent.”

Shutting doors before Syrian musicians has cast a shadow over the reputation of the festival that sought to present itself as platform where different cultures and backgrounds intertwine, the director of Edinburgh International Festival, Fergus Linehan, lamented.

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“The symbolism [of the visa denial] is awful… It’s particularly frustrating because of the whole point of the concert,” Linehan told AFP, adding that he had extended “open invitation” to the artists meaning they be welcome at any future installment of the festival.

While the UK admission rules are famously tough, there is a provision facilitating access to the country for artists, performing at certain festivals, included by the Home Office in the so-called list of ‘permit-free festivals’.

The Edinburgh International Festival, with its over-70-year history, is one of them.
However, while the musicians filed their visa application based on that very provision, according to AFP, they still did not succeed.

The rigidity of the UK immigration police, which poses a stark contract to more relaxed EU approach, has raised a few eyebrows before. In March, the UK immigration authorities reportedly denied a visa application to a female Pakistani politician because she was single. Her relationship status and the fact that she did not have any dependents reportedly was enough for the UK Visas and Immigration to conclude that the woman was unlikely to return back home from a Green parties congress.

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UK Prime Minster Theresa May has been known for her tough stance on migration from the period when she was Britain’s home secretary. Among one of her most controversial endeavors of that time is an advertising campaign encouraging illegal migrants to contact a helpline on how to leave the UK, which was deemed a total failure. She also proposed the term refugee to be narrowed, drawing the ire of human rights organizations.

In March this year, the Home Office unveiled new instructions that envision a review every five years if the country an asylum seeker originally fled is still unsafe to return.

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Transgender Service Members Sue Trump Over Military Ban

WASHINGTON — Five transgender people serving in the United States military sued President Trump and top Pentagon officials on Wednesday, asking that transgender troops be allowed to stay in the military.

The lawsuit was filed in response to Mr. Trump’s ban abruptly announcedlast month on Twitter.

The plaintiffs filed the lawsuit under pseudonyms — “Jane Doe” Nos. 1-5 — in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The case was organized by two rights groups, the National Center for Lesbian Rights and GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, or GLAD.

Other rights groups — like Lambda, Outserve and the American Civil Liberties Union — have also said they are preparing lawsuits but are holding off until the Trump administration takes a step to put the ban into effect, such as issuing formal guidance to the military or beginning the process of changing military rules.

But Shannon Minter, the legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, said he believed the case was already ripe for a lawsuit because active transgender service members — such as those deciding whether to re-enlist — were already being harmed by the uncertainty created by Mr. Trump’s statements on Twitter.

“It is critical to act now because the harms are happening now,” Mr. Minter said. “These service members deserve to know where they stand.”

A 2014 study by the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, estimated that about 8,800 transgender people were serving on active duty, with thousands more in the National Guard and reserve; a 2016 study by the RAND Corporation estimated that there were about 2,450 such active-duty troops.

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In 2016, the Obama administration, after extensive study, lifted a prior ban on transgender troops. That permitted transgender members currently serving to come out openly; openly transgender people are set to be allowed to join the military starting next year.

But on July 26, without warning, Mr. Trump stated on Twitter that the government “will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.” The announcement caught the military off guard, and there was no plan for what to do about those now serving openly.

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, responded to Mr. Trump’s Twitter statements by saying the current policy about who was allowed to serve had not changed and would remain in placeuntil the White House sent the Defense Department new rules and Jim Mattis, the defense secretary, issued new guidelines.

“In the meantime, we will continue to treat all of our personnel with respect,” General Dunford said in a letter to the military service chiefs.

On Aug. 4, The Blade, a newspaper for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, reported, citing unnamed sources, that a policy guidance for reinstating the ban had been approved by the White House counsel’s office and by Mr. Trump and was expected to be delivered to Mr. Mattis.

Mr. Minter said that based on that report, “We wanted to move as quickly as possible to nip that in the bud.” The lawsuit’s complaint stated that “upon information and belief, the White House turned that decision into official guidance, approved by the White House counsel’s office, to be communicated to the Department of Defense.”

Still, as of Wednesday, the White House had yet to send any specific policy directive to the Pentagon, said Lt. Col. Paul Haverstick, a military spokesman. He said General Dunford’s statement from two weeks ago remained in effect.

“There is no change,” he said. “We are still waiting for more guidance from the White House.”

The lawsuit complaint argued that banning transgender people from serving in the military would be unconstitutional discrimination, violating their rights to equal protection and due process. It also argued that the Pentagon could not end people’s military careers for coming out openly as transgender because they did so in relying on the Pentagon itself saying they would be permitted to serve.

Colonel Haverstick said the military was “aware of the lawsuit; however, we are not able to comment due to the pending litigation.”

Other rights groups preparing similar legal challenges said on Wednesday that they were still holding off. Among them are both Outserve and Lambda, which have said they are recruiting plaintiffs for a joint lawsuit when the matter is ripe, a legal term meaning the facts of a case have developed enough for a decision.

“We have not yet filed suit, although we stand ready to do so,” Jon Davidson, the Lambda legal director, said on Wednesday. “We have been awaiting confirmation that the White House has transmitted a final guidance, directive or other instructions to the Department of Defense, which, to the best of our knowledge, has not yet occurred.”

James D. Esseks, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & HIV Project, said that his group was also holding back, but noted that it had sent a letter to the White House asking it to preserve all documents related to the matter in anticipation of future litigation.

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Even if the administration has not yet transformed Mr. Trump’s Twitter announcement into policy, it remains possible that it will do so by the time a judge has to decide whether the new lawsuit is ripe for adjudication or should be dismissed, experts said.

Regardless, Mr. Minter expressed confidence that the suit had not been filed too quickly. He noted that defending against the case would force the White House to talk about the status of plans to reinstate the ban, and he argued that there was “no downside” to a strategy of moving ahead now.

“I don’t think we will get dismissed on ripeness because people are being harmed now,” he said. “But if we do, we will be right back as soon as there is any additional movement.”

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On ‘Chelsea:' CA Dem Congressman Would 'Love to Tape Record Republican Members on the House Floor and Play Them Publicly'

The most obnoxious segment of Netflix’s Chelsea airing on August 4th involved two liberal California Democrats and the glimpse they give into the minds of the far left in the early days of the Trump presidency.

The episode titled “Let’s Keep Moving Forward” spotlighted Rep. Ted Lieu (show host Chelsea Handler’s congressman) and Rep. Eric Swalwell. Handler asked them about how Republicans in Congress are handling the Trump presidency and Lieu said, “Eric and I would love to be able to tape-record Republican members of Congress on the House floor and play them publicly, but we can’t do that. What they say privately is very different than what they say publicly.”

The topics of North Korea, immigration, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, impeachment and Russian sanctions were covered. The issue of North Korea opened the conversation. With Secretary of State Rex Tillerson open to the possibility of talks with that country’s madman dictator, Swalwell said, “We don’t have friends right now. The President is alienating our friends, and that makes us, I think, less safe, with an unfocused President.” Both Swalwell and Lieu sit on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Lieu said, “There is no strategy with the Trump administration.”

On immigration and the new guidelines put forth by the administration last week, Lieu said, “It’s a really stupid policy. It feels like we are going back 100 years.” Chelsea responded with a line that made me laugh, though she was being serious – “It feels like he’s a revisionist.” Oh, boy. Sounds like Chelsea learned a new word for her political conversations. “It’s a SAT test at the border,” said Swalwell. Because of the requirements of speaking English and being able to support themselves Swalwell deduced, “Make America Great Again I think really means ‘Make America White Again.’” How predictable, right?

When Handler turned the focus to Attorney General Sessions, Swalwell was eager to jump in. “He has to go. He wasn’t forthcoming. Some people think the enemy of my enemy is my friend, but he wasn’t forthcoming with the Senate. He was part of James Comey’s firing. We can’t have a lack of trust for the top cop. I think this is an opportunity for the Senate to put someone in there who’s gonna start putting real checks and balances on the President.”

Lieu, however, prefers Sessions stays in place because it’s all about Special Counsel Mueller. He said, “I have a slightly different view. Jeff Sessions has racist views. He also committed slight perjury before Congress. But he’s the only person right now standing between Donald Trump and Special Counsel Mueller. So, in this bizarre world we live in I am deeply conflicted and I think it might be better to have Jeff Sessions there so that Donald Trump can’t fire Special Counsel Mueller.” Did you get all that? Lieu calls Sessions a racist and claims he perjured himself slightly before Congress. What, exactly, is “slight perjury”?

Now fully into a liberal’s alternative universe, Chelsea turns to impeachment. Both of these men sit on the House Judiciary Committee. Lieu said that since Articles of Impeachment have been filed, the committee needs to open its investigation and get the show on the road. No crimes were cited for justification of impeachment, mind you, but apparently Chelsea thinks lying is an impeachable offense. She asked, “Why isn’t it illegal to lie repeatedly on camera?” (Well, Chelsea, that would put you out of a job and in jail.) “Why is the President of the United States allowed to lie to the American people? Why is that not against the law?” she continued. Lieu assured her that the American people were wising up to the lies of Trump and quoted Abe Lincoln to do so – “Public sentiment is everything,” he said. “The president gets to lie but the public sees that happening.” Swalwell piped in, “When his lies start to obstruct our investigations, that is a problem.” Again, no examples of any high crimes or misdemeanors from the President.

And, finally, on sanctions against Russia, Lieu said, “We [Congress] were imposing our will on him.” “Babysitting him,” agreed Chelsea. “That’s right,” said Lieu. “Basically, we’re saying, ‘We do not trust you, Donald Trump, on doing the right thing with Russia.’”

I’ll leave you with this truly cringe-worthy birthday greeting Chelsea delivers to Barack Obama. Talk about revisionist!

So, there you have it. Another episode of Handler’s show and her Trump-hating guests. I can only imagine the outrage if a Republican congressman had said he would love to tape-record Democrats on the House floor to show their contempt for Democratic leadership. In the bubble of the far left, though, anything goes as long as it’s against a duly elected Republican President of the United States.

Source Article from https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/karen-townsend/2017/08/07/chelsea-california-democrat-congressman-would-love-tape

CNN Glorifies MS-13 Gang Members, Gets Them to Bash POTUS in New Video









 







Leave it to CNN to humanize MS-13 gang members, while finding a way to bash President Trump.

According to CNN, “MS-13 members say Trump’s policy and rhetoric serves as a recruitment tool. Activists say Trump is emboldening the gang, making immigrants vulnerable.”

Very fake news CNN “reports”:

The first time members of the MS-13 street gang attacked Margarita’s teenage son in suburban New York, they beat him with a baseball bat.

The young man had immigrated from El Salvador three months earlier to join his mother in Nassau County, Long Island. The gang had harassed him in El Salvador because he refused to join them. Now, in his new home, they were upping the stakes.

The second time, they attacked the 19-year-old as he was on his way to work. They slashed him in the stomach with a machete, the gang’s weapon of choice. He survived and has been in hiding for the last few weeks, but his mother is terrified.

“I think it’s worse (in the US) because over there they hadn’t tried to kill him. But here they have,” said the woman, who is undocumented and asked to be called only “Margarita” for her safety. She witnessed the first attack on her son, on the street outside their home, and says she’s too afraid to go to the police for fear of deportation.

The violent gang known as Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, originated decades ago among Salvadoran immigrants in Los Angeles and has since built a criminal network that extends across the US, with thriving pockets in the Washington, D.C. suburbs and here on Long Island, just an hour or so east of New York City. It’s estimated to have 10,000 members nationwide.

During his speech in Long Island, NY, President Trump will reportedly call for an additional 10,000 ICE agents to raid illegal immigrants and round up MS-13 gang members.

The Blaze reports:

As part of his administration’s effort to crack down on illegal immigration, President Donald Trump is asking Congress for an additional 10,000 Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers as well as more immigration judges to rule on deportation cases.

The Hill reported that Trump is set to give a law enforcement and immigration policy speech on Friday in Long Island, N.Y., that will focus on defeating the violent El Salvadoran MS-13 gang, notorious for drug and human trafficking.

According to an unnamed top U.S. official, The Hill said, Trump’s speech will focus on affirming the administration’s support for law enforcement agencies both big and small. The speech will also tackle illegal immigration, which the Trump administration believes is the primary source of MS-13 recruitment.

“Migration is the principal factor that is responsible for MS-13,” the official said, adding that Trump wanted to “demonstrate humanitarian consequences of failing to enforce immigration laws.”

MS-13 thrived under the Obama administration. The vicious gang was growing right under the nose of the previous administration and little to nothing was done about it. According to whistleblowers, Obama officials purposely did little to combat MS-13 or to keep them out of the United States.

Washington Times reports:

The Obama administration knowingly let in at least 16 admitted MS-13 gang members who arrived at the U.S. as illegal immigrant teenagers in 2014, a top senator said Wednesday, citing internal documents that showed the teens were shipped to juvenile homes throughout the country.

Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said a whistleblower turned over Customs and Border Protection documents from 2014 detailing the 16 people who were caught crossing the border.

“CBP apprehended them, knew they were MS-13 gang members, and they processed and disbursed them into our communities,” Mr. Johnson, Wisconsin Republican, said.

The gang members were part of the surge of UAC, or “unaccompanied alien children,” as the government labels them, who overwhelmed the Obama administration in 2014, leaving Homeland Security struggling to staunch the flow from Central America.

Officials at the time said the children should be treated as refugees fleeing horrific conditions back home — though security analysts said the children were prime recruiting territory for gangs already in the U.S.

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