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  • Cutting razor wire, caravan migrants make a new case for a border wall

    11/17/2018 9:24:32 AM PST · by rktman · 61 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/17/2018 | Monica Showalter
    After a big public relations buildup about razor wire being installed at the border to keep illegal migrants out, caravan migrants are at it again, this time cutting the newly installed razor wire: Customs and Border Patrol has a video of the crime in San Diego. Here's video of another one at the the border in Arizona. Both happened on the exact same day, Nov. 14. Obviously, it's coordinated, and by a very canny organized group (cartels?) that wants to send a message to the U.S. that its border efforts are useless. Tactically, it's striking first and striking hard, right...
  • Migrants won't see armed US soldiers on border

    11/17/2018 10:01:34 AM PST · by RightGeek · 9 replies
    WRAL (AP) ^ | 11/16/2018 | Julie Watson
    SAN DIEGO — As thousands of migrants in a caravan of Central American asylum-seekers converge on the doorstep of the United States, what they won't find are armed American soldiers standing guard. Instead they will see cranes installing towering panels of metal bars and troops wrapping concertina wire around barriers while military helicopters fly overhead, carrying border patrol agents to and from locations along the U.S.-Mexico border. [SNIP} That's because U.S. military troops are prohibited from carrying out law enforcement duties. What's more, the bulk of the troops are in Texas — hundreds of miles away from the caravan that...
  • TIJUANA MAYOR DENOUNCES ‘HORDE’ OF CARAVAN MIGRANTS, CALLS FOR SWIFT DEPORTATION

    11/16/2018 5:46:24 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 79 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5:47 PM 11/16/2018 | Will Racke
    Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum said Thursday that caravan migrants arriving by the hundreds are no longer welcome, an increasingly common sentiment among residents of the Mexican border city. Gastelum described the caravan of Central American migrants as a “horde” that has been infiltrated by criminals who now threaten the community, in an interview with Milenio Television. “Tijuana is a city of immigrants, but we don’t want them in this way,” the mayor, a member of the conservative National Action Party, said. “It was different with the Haitians, they carried papers, they were in order. It wasn’t a horde, pardon...
  • Canada Becoming a Potential Base for Terrorists to Attack the US

    11/16/2018 2:10:17 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 6 replies
    CBN News ^ | Dale Hurd | 11-12-2018
    OTTAWA and TORONTO – The US and Canada share the longest undefended border in the world. There hasn't been a reason to defend it because there hasn't been a serious threat from either country in a couple hundred years. There is now. Canada is today the happy home of thousands of radical Islamists, ex-ISIS fighters and the Muslim Brotherhood. Their numbers continue to grow, with Islamists infiltrating the Canadian government on several levels. Many Americans assume that all is peaceful and well with their northern neighbor. But security experts here warn that by welcoming radical Islamists, Canada now presents a...
  • House votes to remove protections for gray wolves

    11/16/2018 12:27:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2018 | Timothy Cama
    The House passed a bill Friday that would remove federal protections for the gray wolf, allowing ranchers, hunters and others to kill the animals. The Manage Our Wolves Act passed 196-180, mainly with Republican support. It would direct the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to end Endangered Species Act protections for the species and prohibit lawsuits challenging the removal. The GOP and many western states have long argued that four decades of federal protections have been too successful in bringing the wolf back from the brink of extinction, and the species now poses a significant threat to livestock, pets and...
  • Canada registers sixfold increase in US citizens seeking asylum in 2017

    11/15/2018 3:57:15 AM PST · by 4Runner · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 14, 2018 | Martin Patriquin
    Tiroude and Gislyne are Haitians by birth and migrants by necessity. The couple’s 18-month-old daughter, however, was born in Fort Lauderdale, and – as an American by birth – she is part of a growing number of US citizens seeking refuge in Canada. In 2017, some 2,550 US citizens applied for asylum in Canada – an increase of more than sixfold from 2016 and the largest such number since at least 1994, according to data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Americans were the third largest contingent of asylum seekers in 2017, after Haitians and Nigerians. The vast majority are...
  • Trump clashes with globalist European leaders, Trudeau as he embraces nationalism

    11/13/2018 3:24:10 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/13/2018 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump’s tirade Tuesday against French President Emmanuel Macron is the latest salvo in an ongoing war the nationalist president is fighting against a globalist clique of international leaders who have sought to scold Trump over his “America First” policies. Trump's attacks came after returning from a visit to France, marking the anniversary of the end of World War I. The president attacked Macron for his plans for a European army, urging the French to “pay for NATO” and praises nationalist sentiments in France -- urging the French to “Make France Great Again!”
  • Over 1 million getting 'Trump Bonus' from tax reform victory, up to $3,000

    01/05/2018 6:18:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/5/18 | Paul Bedard
    Over 1 million American workers with over 100 companies are set to receive a bonus, pay hike or retirement increase as a direct result of President Trump’s tax reform package.The latest list from Americans for Tax Reform, which has been collecting the names of firms paying the Trump bonus, finds that some are paying as much as $3,000.Many of those firms have reached out to Secrets to get added to the list since we’ve been publishing ATR’s list compiled by the tax reform advocate’s communications chief John Kartch.One company, IAT Insurance of Raleigh, N.C., wrote Secrets today asking to be...
  • Early Volcanoes Minted Nickel

    11/22/2009 9:59:56 AM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 821+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 20 November 2009 | Phil Berardelli
    Enlarge ImageGreen gold. A complex geological process produced this sample of nickel sulfide. Credit: Marco Fiorentini, Science Those spare nickels in your pocket might not be there without the help of ancient volcanoes that blasted sulfur dioxide into the sky billions of years ago. The discovery solves a mystery that has dogged researchers for decades, says geochemist Edward Ripley of Indiana University, Bloomington, who was not affiliated with the study. The nickel in ore deposits is actually nickel sulfide, a compound that is rich in sulfur. The sulfur is "critically important," says geochemist Douglas Rumble of the Carnegie Institution...
  • Canada’s Trudeau Hijacks Armistice Centenary to Make Thinly Veiled Attack on Trump

    11/12/2018 5:54:37 AM PST · by chief lee runamok · 17 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/12/2018 | Oliver JJ Lane
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used the Great War Armistice centenary Sunday to lash out at populism and nations that do not conform to narrow ideas of globalism, making a series of apparently thinly veiled attacks on U.S. President Donald Trump.
  • Douglas Rain, Stratford Festival pioneer and voice of HAL 9000, dies

    11/12/2018 4:17:17 AM PST · by xp38 · 3 replies
    680 news ^ | Nov 11 2018 | Canadian Press
    The Stratford Festival says it is mourning the loss of a “rare artist” and one of its pioneers, Douglas Rain, who died at the age of 90 on Sunday morning. “Canadian theatre has lost one of its greatest talents and a guiding light in its development,” the festival’s artistic director, Antoni Cimolino, said in a press release Sunday. “Douglas Rain was that rare artist: an actor deeply admired by other actors.” The festival said Rain died of natural causes in Stratford, Ont., where he built his career as an actor. Before his death, Rain was one of few surviving members...
  • Change Brexit course or face 'total surrender,' Boris Johnson warns

    11/11/2018 4:55:04 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    cbc.ca ^ | Nov 11, 2018 | Reuters
    Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson called again on Sunday for U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May to change course on Brexit, accusing her of forcing through a deal to keep the country locked in the EU's customs union in a "total surrender." It was the latest call by Johnson, a key figurehead in Britain's campaign to leave the European Union, for May to drop her so-called Chequers plans in favour of negotiating a clean break with the bloc and securing a free trade deal similar to the one the EU recently sealed with Canada. His comments come days after his...
  • Cruz: ‘Under No Circumstances’ Should We Let Migrant Caravan into America

    11/11/2018 1:09:19 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 NOV 2018 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said “under no circumstances” should the so-called migrant caravan be allowed to cross into the United States. Partial transcript as follows: BRENNAN: You were very critical of the Obama administration for taking action via executive fiat as you said, you called it dangerous. This week President Trump on immigration has issued orders bypassing Congress to restrict how migrants crossing the border illegally can claim asylum. Are you OK with that now? CRUZ: Well I’m still studying this specific immigration order, but I’ll tell you look, here’s my view on executive...
  • The Top Four Reasons California Is Unsustainable

    11/10/2018 2:08:03 PM PST · by RedMonqey · 81 replies
    Forbes ^ | Apr 19, 2018 | Thomas Del Beccaro
    California is a place unlike any other on the Globe. It boasts perhaps the greatest natural resources of any state along with shining high-tech industries. However, like many good economic stories, government policies threaten its future. Indeed, its government has made California unsustainable. Of course, it wasn’t always this way. As the 1960s came to a close in California, it had a population of nearly twenty million. In the decade before, its economic strength afforded the construction of a vast State Water Project and higher education system that was the envy of the world. Matched with a majestic and trade...
  • Judge Napolitano says Trump's acting AG isn't qualified for role

    11/09/2018 3:16:02 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 162 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8 Nov 18 | New York Post
    Judge Napolitano says Trump's acting AG isn't qualified for role.
  • The last man: Canadian WWI soldier died at 2 minutes to peace

    11/10/2018 1:40:07 PM PST · by jerod · 8 replies
    CBC News ^ | Nov 10, 2018 4:00 AM ET | Nahlah Ayed
    George Lawrence Price died on a Monday. It was a rainy day whose hours were almost evenly split between war and peace. And it was a terrible day to die. That Monday marked both the end of the long suffering of the First World War, and of the Canadian private's short life. His premature death, just minutes shy of a tenuous peace, was no more or less tragic than that of countless others killed during the course of the war — or afterward, because of it. But being the last Canadian and Commonwealth soldier to die in the war to...
  • Canada ‘disappointed’ with court ruling blocking Keystone XL (Canada wants pipeline)

    11/09/2018 12:36:11 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/09/18 | Timothy Cama
    Canada’s government is joining President Trump in criticizing a Montana judge’s ruling that blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. “We are committed to supporting our energy sector and the hard-working Canadians it employs. Our government has always supported the Keystone XL project, and we are disappointed by this decision,” Vanessa Adams, spokeswoman for Canadian Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi, said in a statement. “It is important for good, middle-class jobs in Canada and for a successful energy export market. The project has received all necessary approvals in Canada,” she said. Adams said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government “is taking...
  • Alberta Pulse: UCP leads over NDP thanks to a more united right

    11/09/2018 11:52:32 AM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 7 replies
    abacusdata.ca ^ | November 9, 2018 | David Coletto
    About three and a half years ago, the NDP surprised many in Alberta and across the country by winning a majority government in a province that had never elected the NDP and had been governed by the Progressive Conservative Party for 44 years. With about six months to go before the start of the next provincial election in Alberta, we surveyed 800 Albertans at the end of October and asked them to share their views on politics in the province. Here’s what we found: THE UNITED CONSERVATIVE PARTY LEADS BY 15 AMONG COMMITTED VOTERS BUT 26% OF ALBERTANS SAY THEY...
  • China unveils new 'Heavenly Palace' space station as ISS days numbered

    11/08/2018 11:20:46 PM PST · by blueplum · 26 replies
    AFP via msn ^ | 06 Nov 2018 | WANG ZHAO
    China unveiled on Tuesday a replica of its first permanently crewed space station, which would replace the international community's orbiting laboratory and symbolises the country's major ambitions beyond Earth. The 17-metre (55-foot) core module was a star attraction at the biennial Airshow China in the southern coastal city of Zhuhai, the country's main aerospace industry exhibition. .... ....The International Space Station -- a collaboration between the United States, Russia, Canada, Europe and Japan -- has been in operation since 1998 but is due to be retired in 2024. China will then have the only space station in orbit, though it...
  • Zuckerberg Declines Request From UK Canadian Officials to Answer Questions re Fake News on Facebook

    11/07/2018 4:31:42 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 10 replies
    msn.com ^ | 11-7-18 | Chris Morris
    Parliamentary bodies from five countries are now calling on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify about the problem of fake news on Facebook. And Zuckerberg is saying no to all of them. The concept of an international grand committee is unprecedented, but it underscores the concern over the effect of disinformation on free elections. Given Facebook’s role in the spread of fake news during the 2016 U.S. elections, many nations have pressured the company to discuss the steps it is taking to prevent future spreads.