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    Today, 06:28 PM
    That's easy.
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    Today, 06:19 PM
    Section 212(f) of the Immigration and INA states that “henever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”
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    Today, 06:19 PM
    Section 212(f) of the Immigration and INA states that “henever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”
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    Today, 06:17 PM
    The US announced new sanctions against what a "network of petroleum shipments" to Syria, including Russian and Iranian companies and individuals, in what Washington said was an attempt to disrupt shipments to Syrian-owned ports. Six individuals and three institutions were sanctioned in what the Treasury said was an illicit plot involving officials in Iran working with Russian companies to send millions of barrels of oil to the Assad government in exchange for funds that Tehran then used to fund Islamic militant groups Hamas and Hezbollah. Those sanctioned include two officials working with the Central Bank of Iran, a Syrian national and his Russia-based company Global Vision Group, and Russia’s state-owned Promsyrioimport, a subsidiary of the Kremlin’s energy ministry, as well as its first deputy director. The administration is also sanctioning an Iranian entity that purports to be a medical and pharmaceutical company that U.S. officials say has been repeatedly used to facilitate illicit money transfers in the scheme. “Today we are acting against a complex scheme Iran and Russia have used to bolster the Assad regime and generate funds for Iranian malign activity,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement. “Central Bank of Iran officials continue to exploit the international financial system, and in this case even used a company whose name suggests a trade in humanitarian goods as a tool to facilitate financial transfers supporting this oil scheme." As detailed in the Treasury statement, Russian companies would act as middlemen, taking money from Iran to move the oil to Syria. In one case detailed in a Treasury Department press release, the Iranian central bank transferred money to an Iranian pharmaceutical company, hoping that its humanitarian name would throw US observers off the trail. That money was then allegedly wired to a Russian bank, then to a Russian company that shipped the oil from Iran to Syria. Along the way, the Treasury Department claims that Russian ships would switch off their GPS tracking systems to conceal the origin of their cargo. Once the cash is stashed in the Central Bank of Syria, it is then allegedly sent to Hezbollah and Hamas units operating in Lebanon and on Palestinian territory. Trump administration officials said Syria sent hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force in return for the oil shipments, money that was then used to fund Hamas and Hezbollah. Officials described the action as the latest effort to ratchet up pressure on Iran for its “destructive and destabilizing behavior” beyond the reimposition of sanctions lifted under the Obama administration as part of the Iranian nuclear deal. Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the deal in May and reinstated sanctions on Tehran earlier this month. More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-20/us-sanctions-russian-iranian-companies-disrupt-oil-shipments-syria
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    Today, 06:11 PM
    It will be overturned.
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    Today, 05:54 PM
    The "Proud Boys", a self-described "Western chauvinist" group founded by Vice Media co-creator Gavin McInnes, has officially been labeled by the FBI as an "extremist group with ties to White Nationalism". News of the classification (which had previously not been made public) was broken by the Guardian, which reported that disciplinary action taken against a female sheriffs deputy in Clark County, Washington led to the designation. In a warning issued to police departments in Washington state, the FBI described the Proud Boys as "contributing to the escalation in street violence" at political rallies and noted that they are "actively recruiting" in the area. The report was first issued two months ago. "The FBI has warned local law enforcement agencies that the Proud Boys are actively recruiting in the Pacific north-west," and: "Proud Boys members have contributed to the recent escalation of violence at political rallies held on college campuses, and in cities like Charlottesville, Virginia, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington." Of course, this isn't the first time that a conservative or "alt-right" group like the Proud Boys has been lumped in with overtly racist, white supremacist or otherwise extremist groups. The Proud Boys have repeatedly insisted that they condemn bigotry in all of its forms (though their embrace of traditional gender roles has led to them also being labeled "misogynist".) However, the involvement of the FBI represents a troubling escalation. In recent years, organizations like the ACLU and SPLC have started lumping in socially and politically conservative groups like the Family Research Council with overtly racist groups, effectively opening the door to the criminalization of conservative groups. Meanwhile, groups like Antifa, which regularly participates in street violence and vandalism, have evaded this classification, despite warnings from the Department of Homeland Security. More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-20/proud-boys-labeled-extremist-group-fbi
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    Today, 05:52 PM
    Update: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the US endorses Acting-Head Kim for Interpol Chief. * * * Four US senators, and their mainstream media mouthpieces, are enraged at the idea that Alexander Prokopchuk - a general in the Russian Interior Ministry who is currently a vice president of Interpol - is the front-runner to become its next president; and have urged nations to vote against him. As RT reports, the four US senators said in a statement, released on Monday, that electing Prokopchuk as the head of Interpol is "akin to putting a fox in charge of a henhouse." .@SenatorShaheen, @marcorubio, @chriscoons, and I oppose Russian leadership of Interpol. Russia routinely abuses Interpol for the purpose of settling scores and harassing political opponents, dissidents, and journalists. Read our full statement here: https://t.co/1GpKqcI9An — Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) November 19, 2018 Today’s sanctions should be a signal to Russia that the United States will not sit idly by while they repeatedly try to destabilize Western democracies, & I will continue to push for additional sanctions to hold the Kremlin accountable for its crimes. My statement: pic.twitter.com/TT5v3fynI5 — Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (@SenatorShaheen) April 6, 2018 Along with the senators, media mouthpieces also added to the arguments: Last week, a report in The Times named Prokopchuk, who currently serves as one of Interpol's vice-presidents, "favorite" to lead the organization. The official also heads the nation's Interpol bureau. His election as Interpol's president will signify a "victory" for the Kremlin, the paper reported.
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    Today, 05:45 PM
    We can't force our laws on the invaders refugees, dat raciss.
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    Today, 05:32 PM
    The lead image is from Anti-Carbon-Tax Revolt Threatens to Paralyze France The French government approved a measure in late 2017 increasing a direct tax on diesel as well as a tax on carbon, allegedly to fight against climate change. The so-called Contribution Climat Énergie (CCE), a French version of the carbon tax, has steadily increased fuel prices in recent years. Drivers across the country have balked at the rising price of diesel as it disproportionately affects workers who depend on their vehicles to get to and from their jobs. Two-thirds of French people expect a “social explosion” in coming months. The gilets jaunes are a grass-roots revolt against high fuel prices, and they threaten to paralyze France on Saturday. The gilets jaunes have organised at least 630 protests nationwide via the blocage17novembre.com website, designed by an 18-year-old student. Some call for go-slows on highways. Others want to block roads, which is punishable by two years in prison and a €4,500 fine. Interior minister Christophe Castaner says no “total blockage” will be tolerated. But several police unions have expressed sympathy, and promised not to punish petty or “middle-size” offences “out of solidarity with the citizens”. The rise of the gilets jaunes coincides with Macron’s record low 26 per cent approval rating. A poll published by Ifop on November 14th indicates two-thirds of French people expect a “social explosion” in coming months. ���� Les #GiletsJaunes se sont repliés sur le dernier point de blocage à côté du Leroy Merlin. Les CRS avancent vite. pic.twitter.com/8oUD6HGsqZ — Baptiste Meslin ⭐⭐ (@BaptisteMeslin) November 19, 2018
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    Today, 05:17 PM
    Moving the goalposts yet again.
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    Today, 05:09 PM
    Hardly Because that is when it became clear that the caravans were getting larger and more frequent. They won't all be leaving either:
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    Today, 05:04 PM
    The UK simply avoids arresting criminals and Japan has a conformist culture.
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    Today, 05:03 PM
    That was then, this is now, have you heard of AMLO? Or Maduro?
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    Today, 04:54 PM
    Iraq’s oil exports from the Kirkuk oil province could reach up to 400,000 bpd, higher than the 300,000-bpd exported before the halt last year, a Kurdish politician told Sputnik on Tuesday after exports resumed last week—a move that adds more oil to the market at a time when participants fear an oversupply and OPEC considers new production cuts. On Friday, Iraq resumed oil exports from Kirkuk, a year after it had stopped oil flows from the area due to a dispute with the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region. Initial flows were 50,000 bpd-60,000 bpd, industry sources told Reuters. “The export of oil from Kirkuk through the Iraqi Kurdistan oil pipeline, which transports oil to international markets through the Turkish port of Ceyhan, began on November 16,” Hoshawi Babakr, the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) representative in Russia, told Sputnik. “The increase in the volume of this export will take place in several stages: from 50,000 —100,000 barrels per day at the moment to 400,000 barrels upon reaching full capacity. I would like to note that prior to the suspension of the export of Kirkuk oil through the Kurdish oil pipeline in 2017, its volume was 300,000 barrels per day,” Babakr said. More at: https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Iraqs-Oil-Exports-From-Kirkuk-Could-Reach-400000-Bpd.html
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    Today, 04:49 PM
    With each year's worth of communist invaders the great leap forward gets ever closer, at least in China and Russia it was natives vs. natives, if/when America fall the natives will be hunted by the barbarians. If you think Zimbabwe was no worse than America then cheer it on.
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    Today, 04:15 PM
    President Donald Trump is likely to give U.S. troops authority to protect immigration agents stationed along the U.S. border with Mexico if they come under threat from migrants seeking to cross into the United States, a U.S. official said on Monday.Ahead of U.S. congressional elections earlier this month, Trump denounced the approach of a caravan of migrants as an "invasion" that threatened American national security, and he sent thousands of U.S. troops to the border to help secure it. Currently, the troops do not have authority to protect U.S. Customs and Border Patrol personnel. The new authority could be announced on Tuesday, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-likely-u-troops-authority-protect-immigration-agents-020449502.html
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    Today, 04:06 PM
    I'd suspect that he would be far more likely to be killed in the USSR or Mao's China.
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    Today, 03:52 PM
    So you don't know of any advantages that come from living in America as opposed to the USSR?
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    Today, 03:50 PM
    Ivanka Trump used her personal email account to send "hundreds" of emails last year to White House aides, assistants and Cabinet officials, according to the Washington Post, citing "people familiar with a White House examination of her correspondence." Of that, however, she discussed government policies "less than 100 times" - and none of the content was classified. The breach in protocol was discovered after a review last fall after five Cabinet agencies were forced to respond to a public records lawsuit. That review revealed that throughout much of 2017, she often discussed or relayed official White House business using a private email account with a domain that she shares with her husband, Jared Kushner. The discovery alarmed some advisers to President Trump, who feared that his daughter’s practices bore similarities to the personal email use of Hillary Clinton, an issue he made a focus of his 2016 campaign. Trump attacked his Democratic challenger as untrustworthy and dubbed her “Crooked Hillary” for using a personal email account as secretary of state. -WaPo And while the Post is quick to compare Ivanka's personal email use to Hillary Clinton's, her attorney's spokesman, Peter Mirijanian, said that none of the emails contained classified information. The Post ads that some aides were "startled by the volume" of Ivanka Trump's personal emails, and "taken aback by her response" that she was not familiar with the rules. "While transitioning into government, after she was given an official account but until the White House provided her the same guidance they had given others who started before she did, Ms. Trump sometimes used her personal account, almost always for logistics and scheduling concerning her family," said Mirijanian, who said that Ivanka turned over all of her government-related emails several months ago for permanent storage among other White House records. He also stressed that Ivanka's use of personal email was different from Clinton's - which were stored on a private email server in the basement of her Chappaqua, NY home, and thousands of which were deleted amid a criminal investigation. "Ms. Trump did not create a private server in her house or office, no classified information was ever included, the account was never transferred at Trump Organization, and no emails were ever deleted," said Mirijanian. Clinton also relied solely on a private email system while secretary of state, bypassing government servers entirely.
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    Today, 03:47 PM
    There will be a reaction, hopefully it will take place at the ballot box while there is still a chance for that to work, if not it will take place on the battlefield. The outcome will rest in the hands of GOD but he helps them that help themselves and those that follow him.
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    Today, 03:40 PM
    What percent of the earth's surface has experienced a mass shooting? What percent of mass shootings were prevented by a gun free zone?
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    Today, 03:33 PM
    Did gun free zones do any good? We know a good guy with a gun works.
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    Today, 03:31 PM
    What is government? The people who rule you. If the oligarchs have stolen enough wealth and surreptitious control of government to own everything and suppress competition through "private" government subsidized corporations and then begin to rule us using those corporations do they not become the government and subject to the restrictions on government?
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    Today, 03:24 PM
    If a communist state arises from the ashes is that a "win win win"?
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    Today, 03:11 PM
    I thought you claimed it gave you superpowers?
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