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  • U.S. Changes Visa Process for High-Skilled (H-1B) Workers

    01/31/2019 1:43:27 PM PST · by KingofZion · 47 replies
    The Wall Street journal | January 31, 2019 | Louise Radnofsky
    The Trump administration unveiled changes to how the coveted visas for high-skilled foreign workers are allocated, starting this April, in an effort to boost the number awarded to people with advanced degrees from U.S. universities. The change would result in up to 5,340 more immigrants with a master’s degree or higher getting selected for the visa, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which published the new rules. The shift appears to fulfill a pledge President Trump made two years ago to help Silicon Valley companies by prioritizing the most skilled applicants for the visas, known as H-1B, and reducing...
  • ‘Unprecedented’ decline in number of American Jews on ‘Birthright’ trips to Israel

    01/09/2019 12:52:40 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | December 2018
    There has been a sharp decline in the number of American Jews participating in the “Birthright” trips to Israel this winter, reported Haaretz, describing “a downturn of this magnitude, unrelated to the security situation” as “unprecedented”. Since its establishment in 1999, the Birthright organisation has brought some 500,000 young Jews from around the world on free trips to Israel. According to the paper, citing some of Birthright’s key trip providers, the drop ranges from 20 per cent to 50 per cent – depending on the provider – in comparison with the last winter season (which extends from December through March)....
  • 100 Greatest Foreign- language films

    12/28/2018 3:13:21 AM PST · by csvset · 58 replies
    Three years ago, BBC Culture ran its first major critics’ poll, to find the 100 greatest American films. Two further polls looked for the best films of the 21st Century and the greatest comedies ever made – and those also ended up with films from the US in the top spot. This year, we felt it was time to direct the spotlight away from Hollywood and celebrate the best cinema from around the world. We asked critics to vote for their favourite movies made primarily in a language other than English. The result is BBC Culture’s 100 greatest foreign-language films....
  • Brett McGurk, An Obama Holdover, Has Resigned — Here’s Why You Should Recognize His Name

    12/23/2018 2:35:31 PM PST · by blueyon · 43 replies
    governorPalin.org ^ | 12/23/18 | Lawrence Richard
    On Saturday, Brett McGurk submitted his resignation and is leaving the Trump administration. McGurk served as the US envoy in a global anti-ISIS coalition and reportedly resigned amid President Trump’s decision to pull out of Syria—a decision which also reportedly led to the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis.
  • Susan Rice: Trump doing more to undermine national security than any foreign adversary

    12/23/2018 2:11:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/23/18 | AVERY ANAPOL
    Former national security adviser Susan Rice has penned a highly critical op-ed tearing into President Trump over foreign policy. The piece, “The Threat in the White House,” was published Sunday in The New York Times and details what she calls “dangerous dysfunction” in the Trump administration. In the op-ed, Rice wrote that the U.S.’s national security decisionmaking process is “more broken” than at any time since 1947, when the National Security Act become law.
  • The War That Made the World We Live In

    11/11/2018 4:23:06 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 28 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 11 Nov 2018 | Mark Steyn
    This is no ordinary Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth and much of Europe, and Veterans Day in the United States. Today we mark the one hundredth anniversary of the Armistice that brought to an end the most terrible war in history. Exactly a century ago - on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month - the guns fell silent on Europe's battlefields. The belligerents had agreed the terms of the peace at 5am that November morning, and the news was relayed to the commanders in the field shortly thereafter that hostilities would cease at eleven o'clock....
  • 19 foreign nationals charged with illegally voting in 2016

    08/25/2018 1:14:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    WTVR ^ | 8/24/18
    **SNIP** Those eight people range in age from 39 to 71 and are from European countries such as Germany, Poland and Italy as well as countries such as El Salvador, Mexico, Haiti and Korea. The department did not specify if the individual was from North Korea or South Korea. The Justice Department stated that a grand jury also charged a 26-year old from Mexico “with fraud and misuse of visas, permits, and other documents, and voting by an alien.” A 58-year-old from the Dominican Republic pleaded guilty to “passport fraud and voting by an alien,” according to the release. The...
  • President Trump Calls Out: “Globalist Koch Brothers”…

    07/31/2018 11:39:41 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 24 replies
    Many people supported candidate Trump for his fierce economic policy independence and willingness to call out the political Decepticons. You can put CTH support near the top of that list. At the financial heart of the UniParty in Washington DC is President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donohue, and his like-minded billionaire funders the Koch Brothers: “The globalist Koch Brothers, who have become a total joke in real Republican circles, are against Strong Borders and Powerful Trade. I never sought their support because I don’t need their money or bad ideas. They love my Tax & Regulation Cuts,...
  • U.S. is ordered to reunite migrant families. Now what? (end game)

    06/30/2018 3:40:50 PM PDT · by Vendome · 21 replies
    NBCNEWS ^ | 6/27/2018 | Daniella Silva
    Here is the real endgame of this and they want a straight shot to a SCOTUS, while it is out of session: Now, the Trump administration can either follow the order or attempt to stay the injunction and appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Asked on Wednesday if the administration would appeal, Trump said: "Well, we're going to see. But we believe that families should be together" If the administration does appeal,...to the Supreme Court. ...court just ended its regular session ..., so the case would land in the hands of one justice — Justice Anthony Kennedy, who...
  • Current International & Domestic Affairs from an Intelligence Perspective – June 21 (NYC)

    06/14/2018 5:16:28 PM PDT · by Randall_S
    USA Transnational Report ^ | June 14, 2018 | Wallace Bruschweiler
    Current International & Domestic Affairs from an Intelligence Perspective! An Evening with Wallace Bruschweiler Renowned Counterterroism & Intelligence Expert Thursday, June 21st, 2018! @ 122 E 83rd Street, New York, NY 10028 Doors Open: 6:30pm / Program Begins 7:00pm Members: $10 /// Nonmembers: $20 RSVP: mail@MetClubNYC.org Including the Following: The Trump Backed Middle East Peace Plan and How Iran is trying to Destroy it. President Trump’s Grand Strategy in Korea – Dealing with Pyongyang’s Rocket man. How our International Allies are colluding with the Deep State against the President. How Italy’s Future could determine the Fate of the European Union....
  • Job Growth For Foreign Workers Rising Twice As Fast As For Native Born Americans

    06/02/2018 6:46:46 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/01/18 | John Binder
    Job growth for foreign born workers is growing more than twice as fast as it is for native born American citizens, newly released labor data reveals. According to the May 2018 Jobs Report, employment for foreign born workers grew three percent over the last year. In the same time period, employment for native born Americans grew less than 1.5 percent. Job growth for foreign born men also has continued growing faster than job growth for native born men. In the last year, employment for foreign born male workers has grown 2.7 percent, while employment for native born male workers has...
  • Netflix going down the drain.

    05/27/2018 9:04:54 PM PDT · by Fhios · 84 replies
    5/27/18 | Total Vanity
    Okay, I'll say that this started happening after IMDB scrubbed their forum boards -- which I found very useful. The signal to noise ratio was pretty good, but I'm sure they dropped it so's to attract advertisement dollars. Like who wants to invest their money or give advanced information to a website that's likely to get trashed in there forums? Now what's happening over at Netflix that I find upsetting? Films and television series that are not in English. Now I love asian films non dubbed with just Closed Captioning. And I understand that some people don't mind and that...
  • Bahraini official issues rare defense of Israel’s right to defend itself

    05/11/2018 4:59:28 AM PDT · by Freeport · 13 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | May 11, 2018 | JTA
    WASHINGTON — The Bahraini foreign minister said Israel had a right to defend itself from Iran. The message on Twitter Thursday, a day after Israel once again struck targets in Syria believed to house Iranian materiel and personnel, was unusual for an Arab leader in its blunt defense of Israel. Bahrain is one of a number of Gulf states that have in recent decades moderated their views on Israel and allowed Israelis to visit and do business, but expressions of unadorned support for Israeli military action are exceptional if not unprecedented. “As long as Iran has breached the status quo...
  • Washington Spent Trillions Building Foreign Countries While Allowing OUR OWN To Fall

    03/29/2018 1:21:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    POTUS via Twitter ^ | 03/29/18 | Donald J. Trump
    Washington spent trillions building up foreign countries while allowing OUR OWN infrastructure to fall into a state of total disrepair. No more! It's time to REBUILD, and we will do it with American WORKERS, American GRIT, and American PRIDE!https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/979449770640015361
  • Fake News? – No Way!: How The University of South Florida Duped the Department of Education

    03/12/2018 4:23:51 AM PDT · by Jacob Douglas · 8 replies
    Fox 13 News ^ | July 2015 | Tina Jensen
    Part III. “Fake News?” – No Way! The story about the Parkland shooting, though tragic, has resulted in several positive outcomes. It has spawned journalists into action to do more investigative reporting. This three-part story covered in the past several days was investigated and is verifiable. The University of South Florida failed to report the incidents involving foreigner Abdul Quddos Hussein, who allegedly burglarized two buildings at the USF location in Tampa – the Registrar’s Office and the College of Engineering. However, the Department of Education allowed USF to get away with lying to them, thereby failing to uphold the...
  • Turkey’s New Foreign Policy Is Hostage-Taking

    03/05/2018 7:53:46 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | March 2, 2018, 5:41 PM | Nate Schenkkan
    The West knows what Ankara is up to, but won’t call it by its name. Turkish hostage-taking has become one of the most pressing problems in relations between Ankara and its Western allies. It is something that everyone knows is happening, but political leaders and diplomats are reluctant to call it by its name.The most recent case concerns German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel, who was arrested in Turkey in February 2017 on accusations of propaganda for a terrorist organization. Yucel, a correspondent for Die Welt known for his journalism about Turkey’s crackdown, had written articles based on the hacked emails of...
  • CNN and the business of state-sponsored TV news

    02/24/2018 11:34:36 AM PST · by ckilmer · 5 replies
    theguardian ^ | Glenn Greenwald
    Today I reported on the refusal of CNN International (CNNi) to broadcast an award-winning documentary, "iRevolution", that was produced in early 2011 as the Arab Spring engulfed the region and which was highly critical of the regime in Bahrain. The documentary, featuring CNN's on-air correspondent Amber Lyon, viscerally documented the brutality and violence the regime was using against its own citizens who were peacefully protesting for democracy. Commenting on why the documentary did not air on CNNi, CNN's spokesman cited "purely editorial reasons".
  • Top Democrats seeking $300 million for FBI to fight foreign election interference

    02/21/2018 5:04:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Press ^ | 2/21/18 | Ed O'Keefe
    Top Democrats are calling on Congress to give the FBI $300 million to fight potential foreign interference in this year's midterm elections, a request that comes just days after the Justice Department indicted Russians for meddling in the 2016 presidential contest. The letter being sent Wednesday by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and top Democrats on the House and Senate appropriations committees calls on Republicans to provide the funding as part of "a robust and urgent response" to the Russian government's attempts to interfere in American elections. "Congress must respond immediately to attacks...
  • (2017) Congress Demands Investigation Into Obama Admin Meddling in Foreign Elections

    02/16/2018 6:04:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/14/17 | Adam Kredo
    A group of leading senators is calling on newly installed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to immediately launch an investigation into efforts by the Obama administration to sway foreign elections by sending taxpayer funds to "extreme and sometimes violent political activists" that promote leftist causes, according to a copy of the letter. The lawmakers disclosed multiple conversations with foreign diplomats who outlined active political meddling by the Obama administration's State Department, including the use of taxpayer funds to support leftist causes in Macedonia, Albania, Latin America, and Africa. **SNIP** The latest disclosures of this activity mirror efforts by the Obama...
  • Statement of the ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands on the bilateral relations w/Turkey

    02/05/2018 6:19:56 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Government of the Netherlands ^ | (2-5-2018) 05-02-2018 | 11:13 | Minister Zijlstra
    News item | 05-02-2018 | 11:13The Netherlands and Turkey have recently held talks at various levels. At this stage, these talks do not yet offer a perspective to normalizing the bilateral relations. Minister Zijlstra: 'Recent talks offered Turkey and the Netherlands an opportunity to come closer to each other, but we have not been able to agree on the way normalization should take place.' Therefore the Dutch government has decided to officially withdraw the Netherlands’ Ambassador in Ankara, who has not had access to Turkey since March 2017. As long as the Netherlands has no Ambassador to Turkey, the Netherlands...