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Chuck Schumer: If Dems Shut Down The Government Over Immigration Would Be ‘A Politics Of Idiocy’

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>This quote so perfectly sums up Democratic hypocrisy on the shutdown that when I first heard it being quoted by House Speaker Paul Ryan I wondered if it was real. But as you’ll see in a moment, it is real. Back in 2013, Sen. Chuck Schumer was giving an interview to Jake Tapper about the government shutdown which lasted for 16 days in October of that year. Tapper asked whether Democrats in the Senate had taken too hard a line with Republicans.

It's no wonder the left is already starting to waver. They lost this fight years ago and it's why the American people blame them.
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Supermajority wants abortion limited to 1st 3 months

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Seventy-eight percent of respondents said that laws can protect both the health and well-being of a woman and the life of the unborn, while only 15 percent said laws should protect one and not the other. Surprisingly, 73 percent of those identifying as “pro-choice” agreed that both the unborn and women can be protected. Seventy-three percent of Democrats and 80 percent of independents shared that view.
Six in 10 “pro-choice” Americans (60 percent) believe abortion should be limited to the first three months of a pregnancy or only in “cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother.”
More than six in 10 Americans (63 percent) support a ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Fifty-six percent of “pro-choice” respondents support the “20-week ban.”
Six in 10 Americans oppose using taxpayer dollars to pay for a woman’s abortion (60 percent), including 40 percent of those who identify as “pro-choice.”
A majority of Americans think those with moral objections shouldn’t be legally required to provide abortion services or insurance coverage (54 percent). Only 38 percent oppose freedom of conscience for healthcare professionals.
More than three quarters of Americans would limit abortion to — at most — the first three months of pregnancy. That number has consistently been about three quarters or more for the past decade. This year, the survey found that 76 percent of Americans want such limits. Strong majorities of Republicans (92 percent), Independents (78 percent) and Democrats (61 percent) agree, as do a majority of those who identify as pro-choice (60 percent).
While a slim majority of Americans (51 percent) identify as pro-choice, even 60 percent of those who identify as such also support substantial limits.
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California’s green dream, forged in iron

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ICE deport immigrant father brought to US as child

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He was brought to the US illegally at the age of 10 where he has lived since. He has no criminal record. By the time the DACA executive order was issued, he was too old to qualify. According to his wife, he is being deported due to a clerical error made by his attorney on immigration paperwork more than 10 years ago. Since then, he has cooperated with ICE, reporting to them for yearly meetings. Following last year's meeting in November, he was detained by ICE.

>An undocumented father of two who had lived in the United States for three decades after being brought to the country as a child was deported from Michigan to Mexico this week, his family and immigration officials said Tuesday.

>Jorge Garcia and his wife, daughter and son can be seen on an emotional video embracing as they said goodbye near the security gates at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Monday. His wife and daughter sob as Garcia holds them in his arms. Nearby, activists hold signs reading “STOP SEPARATING FAMILIES.”

>Garcia, 39, was undocumented when he was brought to the United States at age 10, according to his wife, Cindy Garcia, and their family lawyer.

>“Jorge is very devastated, he’s very sad. My kids and myself are also sad,” Cindy Garcia, who is a U.S. citizen, told MSNBC on Tuesday. “It’s a nightmare that came to life that we don’t wish upon anybody.”

>Jorge Garcia had been a resident of Michigan for three decades, but was too old to qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, the Obama administration policy that protected people brought to the United States illegally as children from being deported, lawyer Mayra Lorenzana-Miles told NBC News.

>Cindy Garcia said that her husband has no criminal history and that the family had been trying to change his immigration status for years.

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Chaining kids to bed is now called torture

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>they would tie up their children with ropes and at least one of the children had been hogtied but after that child escaped from the ropes, they started to use chains and padlocks, Hestrin said.
>Some of the children would be chained for weeks or months at a time and wouldn't be freed to use the bathroom, he said. Their punishments included frequent beatings and strangulation, the district attorney said.
>The children were only allowed to shower once a year, Hestrin said. When washing their hands, if they washed above their wrists, they would be accused of playing in the water and would be chained up, he said.
> When they weren't chained up, the siblings were locked in different rooms in the house and "fed very little on a schedule," Hestrin said.

The parents did nothing wrong. Children are a parents property, where the parent abort the child or sell it to an owner in country were slavery is still legal.
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Landmark study debunks UN’s worst-case global-warming scenarios

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Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission

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Dr Epps was to have been the first African-American astronaut assigned to the space station crew.

She would have flown aboard a Russian Soyuz flight in June but is being replaced by another astronaut.

Nasa has not given a reason for withdrawing her but says she will be considered for future missions.

Jeanette Epps, born in Syracuse, completed a doctorate in aerospace engineering in 2000. After graduating, she worked in a laboratory for two years before being recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

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Youtube's retarded as usual

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In April, YouTube raised the cap for splitting revenue with video creators, requiring these sites to have at least 10,000 views. Now, Google will only open advertising to YouTube channels with more than 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 viewing hours racked up over a year. The restrictions are designed to filter out offensive videos, although YouTube’s latest controversies have involved some of its most popular creators, like PewDiePie and Logan Paul.

In addition, YouTube is pledging that its staff of content moderators will screen every single video in Google Preferred, the company’s premium offering for marketers.

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NVIDIA Asks Retailers To Stop Selling To Miners & Sell To Gamers Instead

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NVIDIA is reportedly asking retailers to stop selling its graphics cards to miners in a bold move by the company to remedy the catastrophic GPU shortage that we’ve seen take hold for the past several months. GPUs are consistently out of stock in all major retailers on a global scale and graphics card prices have seen a two to three fold increase over original MSRPs.

NVIDIA Tells Miners To Take A Hike, Wants Its Cards To Land In The Hands Of Gamers

The company wants its cards to go to gamers instead and it’s trying to do so by directly selling on its website and asking its retail partners to limit orders to two cards per person. When asked to comment, NVIDIA provided the following statement to ComputerBase.de

Boris Böhles – NVIDIA ( Translated from German to English )
“For NVIDIA, gamers come first. All activities related to our GeForce product line are targeted at our main audience. To ensure that GeForce gamers continue to have good GeForce graphics card availability in the current situation, we recommend that our trading partners make the appropriate arrangements to meet gamers’ needs as usual. “

NVIDIA states that retailers have the freedom to follow or ignore its recommendations and that it can’t directly intervene in how they choose to run their businesses. This is where direct-selling by NVIDIA on its website plays a key role. The company can implement all the measures it sees fit to make sure that at least graphics cards sold directly by it, go to gamers instead of miners.

GPUs Are Money Printing Machines And Miners Are Taking Full Advantage

Bitcoin is the gold standard that the entire cryptocurrency market follows, when it soars the entire market goes up and when it goes down the entire market goes down in flames with it. Despite the recent drop in cryptocurrency prices, Bitcoin today is worth more than ten fold what it was worth 12 months ago.
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London Police to stop/search for knives? YES

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Stop-and-search powers will be used “properly” to address knife crime in London, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has said.

Britain’s leading police officer spoke after a spate of new year stabbing deaths prompted London mayor Sadiq Khan to promise a “significant increase” in the use of the power.

Stop and search has attracted criticism in the past that it disproportionately targets people from ethnic minorities, and Mr Khan’s comments were questioned by his Labour colleague David Lammy.

She said: “I think the public can be very assured that where there is proper grounds to use the power, the power will be used properly."

“Where we have intelligence, where we know there is a real problem with knife crime, where we know someone is a habitual knife-carrier, I think the vast majority of the public would expect us to be using the law and our powers to its full effect.

“The last thing I want is for this to damage community relationships but I actually feel that we have the ability now, between the people of London and the Met, to bear down on violent crime through a variety of methods, not least through stop and search, and to do that in a way that actually improves community relationships rather than damaging them.”

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