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    Today, 01:20 AM
    The apprehension of migrants who illegally cross the border between ports of entry by Border Patrol agents dropped by 73 percent during the past five months. The numbers fell by nearly 100,000 from the peak in May where nearly 133,000 to just over 35,000 in October. The apprehension of migrants who illegally crossed the border fell from 132,856 in May to 35,444 in October, according to the Southwest Broder Migration Report released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Thursday. This represents a decrease of 73 percent in five months. More at: https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/11/14/border-apprehensions-drop-73-percent-in-five-months/
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    Today, 01:16 AM
    Morales was the one engaged in a coup: Former Bolivian President Evo Morales ran for a fourth term in office in the October 20 election after forcing the nation’s constitutional court to find that he had a “human right” to run despite constitutional term limits. This weekend, the Organization of American States (OAS) published their preliminary findings from a probe of that election that amassed significant evidence of election fraud. Morales responded to the report by voluntarily resigning, fleeing to Mexico, then declaring that he was the victim of a “coup.” More at: https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2019/11/14/bolivia-police-arrest-cubans-caught-paying-socialist-rioters/
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    Today, 01:13 AM
    Bolivia: Police Arrest Cubans Caught Paying Socialist Rioters
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    Today, 01:08 AM
    Bolivia: Police Arrest Cubans Caught Paying Socialist Rioters
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    Today, 12:30 AM
    Hundreds of asylum-seekers who have staged a sit-in protest outside the UN refugee agency in Pretoria for five weeks on Thursday barged into the premises, the agency said. They erected tents and spread their belongings around the carpark. The UNHCR said around 150 foreign nationals "have forced their way into the compound this morning" and that its staff were "safely evacuated out of the building". "The protesters say they are seeking protection and want UNHCR to relocate them to a safer country," the agency said a statement. The foreigners have staged the protest since October 8, sleeping under camping tents on pavements in front of the refugee agency and the Turkish embassy next door. On Wednesday the Pretoria High Court issued an order giving the protesters three days to vacate, but they decided to move into the UNHCR premises. Residents from Brooklyn suburb sought the eviction complaining that the protesters' occupation of sidewalks was illegal and caused nuisance. It ordered the protesters to not erect shelters, defecate, urinate or undress on the street. Using a loudhailer, the Court's sheriff on Thursday read out the order to them.
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    Today, 12:08 AM
    Nobody wants to tell me it's not an invasion?
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    Yesterday, 11:44 PM
    So you are openly endorsing forced vaccination now?
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    Yesterday, 11:09 PM
    The House began public hearings this week, furthering the partisan move by the Democrats to impeach President Trump in a blatant abuse of constitutional authority. Representative Adam Schiff said in a press conference, “These open hearings will be an opportunity for the American people to evaluate the witnesses for themselves and also to learn firsthand about the facts of the president’s misconduct.” There are several problems with this statement. First, Schiff is already characterizing the outcome of the investigation. As the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, he serves as a key arbiter of the inquiry under the resolution. As such, he is in a position that demands an unbiased irreproachable ethic in evaluating requests for subpoenas and testimony. Any judge in a similar position would be required to recuse himself with even a hint of the pure bias Schiff has displayed, including coordination with the Ukraine whistleblower and other actions. The Democrats do not even pretend that their impeachment game is fair or actually about fact finding. This is simply about using a grant of power in the Constitution arbitrarily and politically, outside the bounds of due process and the purpose of that authority. Although the House does have the “sole power” of impeachment, that is a grant of jurisdiction, not a license to proceed on purely partisan motivation. Article One must work coordinately and not inconsistently with Article Two, which provides the legal basis upon which a sitting president may be impeached. Second, Schiff demonstrates this is all about media play in the court of public opinion. Voters have no power or responsibility in an impeachment proceeding. The drafters of the Constitution intended the impeachment and removal process to be exercised only when there was sufficient evidence that the subject of the impeachment had committed a legally qualifying offense. This is not about whether impeachment is popular in the polls or whether a majority of Americans prefer it. Transparency in the context of this quasi judicial process is to provide fundamental fairness and due process for the president. Why are the Democrats so hellbent on blatantly refusing to allow Republican subpoenas and witnesses? It is because it is a sham. Yet the Democrats are openly admitting that their goal is to try this in the media and attempt to dishonestly convince us that somehow we too should hate Donald Trump. They are hoping to convince us not to vote for him. That is not a legitimate or constitutional purpose of an impeachment. It is rather ironic that they claim his “crime” is an alleged quid pro quo to gain political advantage, while they are manipulating the power of impeachment for their political advantage. It is Schiff and other Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who should be impeached. There is an actual constitutional basis for that. Third, Schiff is proving beyond doubt that this entire impeachment is merely a coordinated partisan attack against President Trump and, even more importantly, against the government of the United States. There was a bipartisan effort was against impeachment, with two Democrats and all Republicans in the House voting against the inquiry. The Democrats are abusing the power of impeachment and, if they are allowed to move forward, they are not only setting a terrible precedent that impeachment can be wielded as a political weapon that it was never intended to be, but also attacking the Constitution and undermining the rule of law.
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    Yesterday, 11:06 PM
    Speculative loans in China are souring rapidly. Ruzhou, a city of one million people provides examples. Struggling to keep its economy growing, the city of Ruzhou spent big, but is now asking its health care workers for cash to stay afloat. Great piece. The problem isn't incompetent officials: the problem is unrealistically high GDP growth targets that clearly cannot be met except by borrowing and overbuilding (and, of course, capitalizing investment losses that should be expensed).https://t.co/cWAJ8ANqsG — Michael Pettis (@michaelxpettis) November 11, 2019 Begging Nurses for Money The New York Times asks How Bad Is China’s Debt? Ruzhou, a city of one million people in central China, urgently needed a new hospital, their bosses said. To pay for it, the administrators were asking health care workers for loans. If employees didn’t have the money, they were pointed to banks where they could borrow it and then turn it over to the hospital. Ruzhou is a city with a borrowing problem — and an emblem of the trillions of dollars in debt threatening the Chinese economy. Local governments borrowed for years to create jobs and keep factories humming. Now China’s economy is slowing to its weakest pace in nearly three decades, but Beijing has kept the lending spigots tight to quell its debt problems. Increasingly these deals are going sour, as they did in Ruzhou, and the loans are going unpaid. Lenders have accused three of Ruzhou’s hospitals and three investment funds tied to the city of not paying back their debts.
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    Yesterday, 11:01 PM
    Yesterday, shortly before China's data deluge, we reported that a Beijing-based think tank became the first Chinese economic research institute linked to the government to predict that China’s economic growth rate will slow below 6.0% next year. Specifically, The National Institution for Finance and Development (NIFD) on Wednesday said that China’s economic growth rate will slow to 5.8% in 2020 from an estimated 6.1% this year, a number which is already quite ambitious, not to say artificially goalseeked. “The economic slowdown is already a trend,” said former central bank adviser Li Yang, who heads the institute that is affiliated to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). “We must resort to deepened supply-side structural reform to change it or smooth the slowdown, rather than solely rely on monetary or fiscal stimulus.” The problem is that even a sub-6% number is wildly optimistic and misrepresents the true state of China's economy considering that back in August, Fathom Consulting calculated that growth in the second largest economy had already shrunk to 4.6% and was declining. Of course, shortly thereafter China released its latest retail sales, fixed investment and industrial production data, all of which missed badly and worse, the data showed the weakest retail sales growth since 2003 and weakest Fixed-Asset Investment growth since 1998.
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    Yesterday, 10:48 PM
    The wages of evil are lucrative in this life.
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    Yesterday, 10:16 PM
    And immigration both legal and illegal is why in the case of Kalifornia. I wouldn't be surprised to find out it's what caused IllAnnoy too.
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    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    :sleeping: That doesn't mean they weren't aware of them.
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    Yesterday, 10:00 PM
    I never said he was likely to, I have no idea whether he will. And whether he does doesn't mean much. We are not sheep who need him to tell us how to vote.
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    Yesterday, 09:58 PM
    No victims of Jordan, none have even made politically motivated accusations that he victimized anyone. You have nothing and there is a vast amount of evidence against those you defend.
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    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    Whatever that even means. So? The fact that there were multiple witnesses doesn't change anything in your favor.
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    Yesterday, 09:49 PM
    Head to head if she wins the nomination is what I meant. He has never endorsed Trump. What does your New Math Projection Machine say about that? He has NOT endorsed her in any sense of the word. Saying she is lesser of many evils is NOT an endorsement and no amount of twisting on your part can make it one.
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    Yesterday, 09:44 PM
    There are none with Jordan. And there are other kinds of evidence that are better than politically motivated accusations.
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    Yesterday, 09:42 PM
    It's a sketch of a suspect described by a witness, liar. And it seems that it could have been either one of the two. The Smiths saw the man at around 22:00 on Rua da Escola Primária, 500 yards (460 m) from the McCanns' apartment, walking away from the Ocean Club and toward Rua 25 de Abril and the beach. He was carrying a girl aged 3–4 years. She had blonde hair and pale skin, was wearing light-coloured pyjamas, and had bare feet. The man was mid-30s, 5 ft 7 in–5 ft 9 in (1.75–1.80 m), slim-to-normal build, with short brown hair, wearing cream or beige trousers. He did not look like a tourist, according to the Smiths, and had seemed uncomfortable carrying the child. E-fits based on the Smiths testimony were first created in 2008 by Oakley International, private investigators hired by the McCanns, and were publicized in 2013 by Scotland Yard on Crimewatch. E-fit images of the Smith sighting, released by Scotland Yard in 2013
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    Yesterday, 09:38 PM
    GOD is. And millstones about the neck to drown in the sea would be too good for pedos.
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    Yesterday, 09:37 PM
    There is far more evidence than that and even that is far more than dubious 40 year old accusations that Jordan might have known something.
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    Yesterday, 09:34 PM
    Moldova's Parliament has approved a new government under Prime Minister Ion Chicu after unseating the pro-Western administration of Maia Sandu on Nov. 12 in a no-confidence vote, Reuters reported Nov. 14. The new government will consist of several pro-Russian politicians and allies of President Igor Dodon More at: https://worldview.stratfor.com/situation-report/moldova-parliament-approves-new-government-after-no-confidence-vote
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    Yesterday, 09:33 PM
    He's 100 times more likely to endorse Trump than Tulsi.
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    Yesterday, 09:25 PM
    Ron DID NOT endorse Tulsi. He said she was the best of the Dems.
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    Yesterday, 09:24 PM
    What Ron WOULD do is tell people to think for themselves instead of trying to get them to do as he said.
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    Yesterday, 09:21 PM
    That's a good reason to keep the immigrants out then. We have a right and a need to limit the number of immigrants and if the immigrants will vote for communism because we want to do what we must to preserve liberty then the limits must be even tighter.
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    Yesterday, 09:14 PM
    He isn't. He's keeping them out. So are other countries with a brain, and even those with half a brain are keeping them half out.
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    Yesterday, 09:04 PM
    :sleeping: China is an enemy intent on destroying us and has already stolen much money and technology from us. Continuing to aid their rise to world dominance is suicide and would destroy liberty forever.
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    Yesterday, 09:00 PM
    U.S. Border Patrol agents have nailed 13 Chinese and three dozen Africans and Brazilians and two Pakistanis at the U.S. border with Mexico in the past week along with four illegal-alien smugglers. Though apprehensions of illegals at the border have dropped dramatically since agents were overrun with nearly 150,000 illegals during May, monthly totals are still in the tens of thousands. More than 50,000 illegals crossed in September, and border agents apprehended nearly a million in fiscal 2019. And that total has routinely included nationals who are not from Mexico or Central America, but instead illegals who have traveled there in the hope they might cross the border, claim asylum, wait for release, and then disappear. Chinese Fire Drill Border agents caught the latest batch of Chinese on November 10. Agents from the Comstock border station in the Del Rio Border Sector in Texas watched eight people cross the border illegally and then gave chase, Customs and Border Protection reported. They bagged a Mexican and seven Chinese, six men and one woman. The Mexican, CBP reported, was an illegal-alien smuggler and charged with that crime. Three days before that, agents at San Ysidro port of entry in California stopped a truck that carried six Chinese. They were hidden behind a false wall, CBP reported.
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