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Sunday, January 21, 2018

"UNRWA" JIHAD TERROR LINKED~TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WITHHOLDS ADDITIONAL $45 MILLION

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MORE WINNING: TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WITHHOLDS ADDITIONAL $45 MILLION FROM JIHAD TERROR LINKED "UNRWA" 
BY ROBERT SPENCER
 
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:
 
This is not about cutting food money, contrary to the lies of Husam Zumlot and others. The UNRWA has multiple links to jihad terror. It is a viciously corrupt and dishonest organization, bent on enabling the jihad against Israel and willing to lie brazenly in the process. Every penny of U.S. aid should be withheld from the UNRWA, permanently.

“US State Department withholds additional $45 million from UNRWA,” Times of Israel, January 19, 2018:
The United States will not provide $45 million that it had pledged last month to the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees, Reuters reported a State Department spokesman as saying Thursday.
The announcement came days after Washington withheld a separate $65 million, arguing that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) needed a “fundamental re-examination.”
The money was meant for food aid as part of the West Bank/Gaza Emergency Appeal led by UNRWA last month.
The funds had originally been pledged by State Department Comptroller Eric Hembree in a December 15 letter to UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl, Reuters said.
“The United States plans to make this funding available to UNRWA in early 2018,” the letter said. “An additional letter and contribution package confirming this contribution will be sent by or before early January 2018.”
Explaining the decision to withhold the cash, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters Thursday that the $45 million was not a guarantee.
“At this time, we will not be providing that, but that does not mean — I want to make it clear — that does not mean that it will not be provided in the future,” Nauert said.
“Money coming in from other countries needs to increase as well to continue paying for all those refugees,” she said, adding that the UN agency needed to reform.
On Wednesday, Arab League chief Ahmed Aboul Gheit charged that the US decision to freeze the funding was aimed at wiping out the whole issue of Palestinian refugees.
“This decision affects the education and health of Palestinians and aims to eradicate the question of refugees,” Gheit said at a conference in Cairo about Jerusalem.
Washington is the largest contributor to the UN agency.
UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness warned Wednesday that “this dramatically reduced contribution results in the most severe funding crisis in the history of the agency.”
Hanan Ashrawi, a senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organization, said the freeze amounted to “cruelty” toward an “innocent and vulnerable population.”
The Palestinian envoy to Washington, Husam Zomlot, said, “Palestinian refugees and children’s access to basic humanitarian services, such as food, health care and education, is not a bargaining chip but a US and international obligation.”…

CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL BECERRA: WE WILL PROSECUTE EMPLOYERS WHO COOPERATE WITH "ICE"~A DEFIANT ANTI-TRUMP POLICY

 California AG: We Will Prosecute Employers Who Cooperate With ICE
 Calif AG Threatens $10k Fines For DACA
 Democrats admit that they need the 3.6Million “Dreamers” plus extended family or they won’t have a future. In “Sanctuary State” California, police are refusing to enforce immigration and the California Attorney General is threatening employers with up to $10,000 fines for cooperating with ICE. DACA is NOT a law and the fraud has implications for the future of America.
 CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL: 
WE WILL PROSECUTE EMPLOYERS 
WHO COOPERATE WITH "ICE"
BY WGMD
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:
 
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra discusses reports that wide-spread federal immigration raids may be planned soon in Northern California, at a news conference Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Becerra warned employers that they must comply with a new California law that limits their cooperation with immigration officials.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra warned employers Thursday of legal repercussions if they assist federal immigration officials in an impending crackdown in the sanctuary state, The Sacramento Bee reported.
Under a new state law – the Immigration Worker Protection Act – employers and businesses could face fines of up to $10,000 if they provide employee information to U.S. Immigration Customs, Becerra said.
Read more

57.9% of Illegals Caught at U.S.-Mexico Border in FY17 Not Mexican; From 111 Other Countries

BY Terence P. Jeffrey

SEE: https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/579-illegals-caught-southwest-border-fy17-not-mexicans; 

republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:
 
(CNSNews.com) - Only 42.1 percent of the “deportable aliens” that the U.S. Border Patrol apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal 2017 were citizens of Mexico, according to data collected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
A significant majority—57.9 percent—came from 111 other countries.
In fact, during fiscal year 2017, the Border Patrol apprehended deportable aliens along the U.S.-Mexico border who came from 84 countries that are not in the Americas.
In fiscal 2017, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Border Patrol apprehended a total of 310,531 “deportable aliens” in all 20 Border Patrol sectors. (These include nine sectors along the Southwest Border with Mexico, eight along the Northern Border with Canada, and three along the nation’s Coastal Border.)
Of the total 310,531 “deportable aliens” the Border Patrol apprehended, 303,916 (or about 97.9 percent) were apprehended in the nine sectors along the Southwest Border with Mexico.
Of these 303,916 deportable aliens apprehended along the Southwest Border, 175,978 (or 57.9 percent) were citizens of countries other than Mexico and 127,938 (or 42.1 percent) were citizens of Mexico.
The top three countries that ranked after Mexico for having their citizens apprehended as deportable aliens along the U.S.-Mexico border were Central American countries. These were Guatemala (65,871), El Salvador (49,760) and Honduras (47,260), which ranked second, third and fourth.
But India ranked fifth.
In fiscal 2017, the Border Patrol apprehended along the Southwest Border 2,963 deportable aliens who were citizens of India.
In fact, the Border Patrol apprehended more citizens of India in its nine sectors along the U.S.-Mexico border than citizens of Brazil (2,621) or Ecuador (1,429), which ranked sixth and seventh for having deportable aliens apprehended on the Southwest Border.
The Peoples Republic of China ranked eighth, with the Border Patrol apprehending 1,364 Chinese citizens along the Southwest Border in fiscal 2017.
That put China ahead of Nicaragua, which ranked ninth. The Border Patrol apprehended 1,057 Nicaraguans along the Southwest Border in fiscal 2017.
Among the Top 41 countries whose citizens were apprehended by the Border Patrol along the Southwest Border, 21 were not in the Americas.
In addition to India (2,943) and China (1,364), these included Nepal (647), Bangladesh (564), Romania (433), Pakistan (224), Albania (49), Vietnam (49), Somalia (48), Sri Lanka (48), Kosovo (45), Turkey (35), Nigeria (28), Ghana (14), Afghanistan (14), Saudi Arabia (14), Israel (11), Jordan (10), South Korea (10), France (9), and Hungary (9).
Notably, the deportable aliens from Nepal (647), Bangladesh (564), Romania (433) and Pakistan (224) that the Border Patrol apprehended along the Southwest border in fiscal 2017 exceeded those apprehended from Columbia (196), Dominican Republic (181), Cuba (147), Venezuela (73) and Haiti (57).
Additionally, the Border Patrol apprehended deportable aliens who are citizens of nations outside the Americas more often at the U.S.-Mexico border than at the Northern Border or the Coastal Border.
For example, while the Border Patrol apprehended 2,943 Indian citizens at the Southwest Border, it apprehended only 168 at the Northern Border, and 24 at the Coastal Border. Similarly, the Border Patrol apprehended 1,364 Chinese citizens at the Southwest Border, but only 32 at the Northern Border and 17 at the Coastal Border.
The Border Patrol apprehended 647 Nepalese at the Southwest Border, but only 1 at the Northern Border and none at the Coastal Border. It apprehended 564 Bangladeshis at the Southwest Border, but only 9 at the Northern Border, and 1 at the Coastal Border.
The Border Patrol apprehended 433 Romanians at the Southwest Border, but only 13 at the Northern Border and only 4 at the Coastal Border. It apprehended 224 Pakistanis at the Southwest Border, but only 9 at the Northern Border and none at the Coastal Border.
According to the Department of Homeland Security an apprehension is: “The arrest of a removable alien by the Department of Homeland Security. Each apprehension of the same alien in a fiscal year is counted separately."
According to DHS, the term “deportable aliens” includes “any alien illegally in the United States, regardless of whether the alien entered the country by fraud or misrepresentation or entered legally but subsequently lost legal status.”

PRESIDENT TRUMP CONGRATULATES SODOMITE REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION ON 40TH ANNIVERSARY~OPENLY GAY RICHARD GRENELL, NOMINEE FOR AMBASSADOR TO GERMANY, PRAISES TRUMP

 GAY LOG CABIN "CONSERVATIVE" REPUBLICAN
 "Grenell, who was nominated to be the ambassador to Germany in September 2017, will be the highest-ranking openly gay government official in US history, reporting directly to the Secretary of State, if his position is confirmed by the Senate."
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 PRESIDENT TRUMP CONGRATULATES 
SODOMITE REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION 
ON 40TH ANNIVERSARY 
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“I send my congratulations to the Log Cabin Republicans on the celebration of your 40th anniversary,” wrote President Trump in his letter to the LGBT Republican group. “We are a Nation founded on the undeniable truth that all of us are created equal. We are equal in the eyes of our Creator. We are equal under the law. And we are all equal under our Constitution.”
“No matter the color of our skin or our sexual orientation, we all live under the same laws, salute the same great American flag, and are made in the image of the same Almighty God. As we write the next great chapter of our Nation, we reaffirm our commitment to these fundamental truths and will work to ensure that all Americans live in a country where they feel safe and where their opportunities are limitless,” the president concluded. “Melania joins me in sending our best wishes during this special milestone.”
A picture of the letter was posted to the Log Cabin Republicans’ official Twitter account on Wednesday, while Richard Grenell, President Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Germany, announced on Twitter that he’s “waited a long time to have a GOP President with this kind of leadership.”
Grenell, who was nominated to be the ambassador to Germany in September 2017, will be the highest-ranking openly gay government official in US history, reporting directly to the Secretary of State, if his position is confirmed by the Senate.
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 Trump Loyalist Richard Grenell Wins Nato Post
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Gay Conservative? 
 Roger Stone Discusses Why Richard Grenell Won't Go to NATO
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 On 'Hannity,' Dr. Sebastian Gorka and Richard Grenell break down the president-elect's plan
November 14, 2016
Fischer: Appointment of a Gay Romney Spokesman is a National Security Risk
 Bryan Fischer goes after Mitt Romney for appointing an openly gay man, Richard Grenell, as his spokesman on national security issues.

Friday, January 19, 2018

HHS ANNOUNCES CREATION OF "CONSCIENCE & RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DIVISION" TO PROTECT RIGHTS OF MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS

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 New Conscience and Religious Freedom Division Announcement
 HHS ANNOUNCES CREATION OF 
"CONSCIENCE & RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DIVISION" TO PROTECT RIGHTS OF MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS 
BY HEATHER CLARK
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:
 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 
announced on Thursday the creation of a new division in its Office for Civil Rights 
(OCR) focused on protecting the right of conscience and religious freedom.
“The Conscience and Religious Freedom Division has been established to restore federal enforcement of our nation’s laws that protect the fundamental and unalienable rights of conscience and religious freedom,” the department said in a statement.
“The creation of the new division will provide HHS with the focus it needs to more vigorously and effectively enforce existing laws protecting the rights of conscience and religious freedom, the first freedom protected in the Bill of Rights,” it added.
The protections most likely pertain to those who have objections to participating in abortions and those who have religious convictions about “gender reassignment” treatments and procedures. The division would enforce existing laws, such as the Church, Coats-Snowe and Weldon Amendments.

As previously reported, in August 2016, a number of states, as well as the Christian Medical and Dental Association, filed suit against HHS under the Obama administration after it released a rule that was perceived as requiring any doctor who accepts Medicare or Medicaid to provide “transgender” related services regardless of their religious objections. Services would include hormone replacement, mastectomies and hysterectomies.
A federal judge halted the enforcement of the rule, writing, “Plaintiffs will be forced to either violate their religious beliefs or maintain their current policies which seem to be in direct conflict with the rule and risk the severe consequences of enforcement.”
Roger Severino, the director of OCR, stated on Thursday that his office would investigate any complaint surrounding the violation of the conscience rights of medical professionals. He advised that there had been 34 complaints submitted since the election, and that the creation of the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division was the result of last May’s executive order from President Trump.

“Federal law protects the freedom of Americans and their organizations to exercise religion and participate fully in civic life without undue interference by the federal government. The executive branch will honor and enforce those protections,” the order read in part.
Abortion advocacy groups and others decried the news, asserting that the move was a step backward for the nation and that it legalized discrimination.
“This announcement marks the Trump administration’s latest step toward turning the Department of Health and Human Services into a place where backwards ideology rules, and science, ethics, and concern for the well-being of all Americans are non-existent,” Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said in a statement.
“This administration has taken a very expansive view of religious liberty,” Louise Melling of the ACLU also told NPR. “It understands religious liberty to override anti-discrimination principles.”
However, during an event on Thursday announcing the new HHS division, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, opined that the protection of religious freedom was a step in the right direction, noting that under the Obama administration, people of faith were expected to conform to the government’s views.
“This department’s silent refusal to defend our rights sent a very clear message: Now is not the time for freedom. It is time for you to conform,'” he said, speaking of the HHS under Obama. “What a difference one year makes.”
Sen. James Lankford, R-OK, also noted that the First Amendment right to free exercise of religion is misunderstood as some wrongly believe it only pertains to worshiping in a church building.
“It’s the ability to have a faith and live your faith wherever you are,” he explained. “If you have a faith and you can only practice it in your certain place of worship, you don’t have real religious freedom.”
“Laws protecting religious freedom and conscience rights are just empty words on paper if they aren’t enforced,” Severino also said in the press release. “No one should be forced to choose between helping sick people and living by one’s deepest moral or religious convictions, and the new division will help guarantee that victims of unlawful discrimination find justice.”
“For too long, governments big and small have treated conscience claims with hostility instead of protection, but change is coming and it begins here and now.”

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS REINSTATED MEXICO CITY POLICY, ALLOWING STATES TO DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS REINSTATED MEXICO CITY POLICY, ALLOWING STATES TO DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD
 
 Trump Becomes First President To Speak At A March For Life Rally in 45 Years
Alex Jones presents video footage of President Trump speaking in Washington D.C. at the 45th annual March For Life Rally, fulfilling yet another one of his many campaign promises.
 President Trump addresses March for Life Participants and Pro Life Leaders Jan 19, 2018
In the White House Rose Garden

CHINESE COMMUNISTS INFILTRATING U.S. UNIVERSITIES

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CHINESE COMMUNISTS INFILTRATING 
U.S. UNIVERSITIES
BY ALEX NEWMAN
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:
 
From FreedomProject Media:
Lawmakers and academics in the Lone Star State are on edge after the mass-murdering Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was exposed trying to buy influence and shape the narrative at the University of Texas and other American educational institutions. Indeed, operating through front groups, the regime in Beijing is now making its influence felt in education worldwide. Critics say it must be exposed and stopped.
The latest shoe to drop in the controversy over Communist Chinese infiltration of U.S. schools came last week. Under pressure from lawmakers and pro-liberty voices, the University of Texas at Austin announced that it would not be accepting funding from the CCP-linked “China-United States Exchange Foundation,” a registered foreign agent known for trying to spread the murderous regime's propaganda.
In a letter to Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), UT-Austin President Greg Fenves vowed that the school would “ensure that the receipt of outside funding does not create potential conflicts of interest or place limits on academic freedom and the robust exchange of ideas.” Fenves expressed concerns that accepting funds from the CUSEF would, indeed, limit academic freedom and ideas.
In fact, even before lawmakers got involved, the CUSEF was already under fire by university faculty for its role in promoting Communist Chinese propaganda on campus at an event in November. And the outfit is funded by “a high-ranking Chinese government official with close ties to a sprawling Chinese Communist Party apparatus that handles influence operations abroad,” according to media reports. It is led by another ChiCom operative.
To read the rest of this article, click here.

DHS SECRETARY KIRSTJEN NIELSEN SAYS HER AGENCY IS CONSIDERING CHARGES AGAINST SANCTUARY CITIES' LEADERS

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 DHS threatens crackdown on sanctuary cities amid immigration debate
 Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) weighs in on reports that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen asked federal prosecutors to see if they can file criminal charges against sanctuary cities for refusing to cooperate with federal deportation efforts.
 DHS SECRETARY NIELSEN SAYS HER AGENCY 
IS CONSIDERING CHARGES AGAINST 
SANCTUARY CITIES' LEADERS 
BY WARREN MASS
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:
 
Speaking to the Senate Judiciary Committee on January 16, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen (shown) said that DHS has asked federal prosecutors to consider the possibility of bringing criminal charges against leaders of so-called sanctuary cities. Such cities refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities by honoring detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold detainees in their custody who are in this country illegally until ICE agents can apprehend them. “The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Nielsen told the committee.
Nielsen’s statement reinforced what the acting ICE director, Tom Homan, said during a January 2 appearance on the Fox News Channel’s Your World With Neil Cavuto, namely, that politicians should be held “personally accountable” for crimes committed by illegal immigrants. “We’ve got to start charging some of these politicians with crimes,” Homan said.
Homan said previously in a statement to the Washington Times last July that he wanted to see local officials charged as complicit in human smuggling if they shielded illegal aliens through their sanctuary policies.
Though neither Nielsen nor Homan mentioned a specific plan for bringing criminal charges against officials in so-called sanctuary cities who refuse to comply with 8 U.S.C. 1373 (the federal law that says local government officials may not interfere with communications between their entity and ICE regarding the immigration status of detainees) they might consider charging such officials with “misprision of felony.” 18 U.S. Code § 4 defines “misprision of felony” as follows:
Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
In order for an official to be charged with “misprision of felony” for failure to turn over an illegal alien, the alien must be guilty of a felony. Not all illegal aliens are felons, but some are. In addition to being charged with non-immigration-related crimes that are felonies, an alien who has been legally removed from the United States commits a felony if he reenters the country illegally one or more times.
Since the number of aliens who have illegally reentered the United States again after being deported is considerable, pursuing “misprision of felony” charges against officials in sanctuary jurisdictions should certainly be considered an option.
President Trump issued an executive order (13768, “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States”) a year ago this month to deny some federal grants to so-called sanctuary cities, but U.S. District Judge William Orrick for the Northern District of California blocked the order provisionally last April. The parts of that order that Orrick objected to fell under Section 9: “Sanctuary Jurisdictions. It is the policy of the executive branch to ensure, to the fullest extent of the law, that a State, or a political subdivision of a State, shall comply with 8 U.S.C. 1373.”
8 U.S.C. 1373 states, in part:
Notwithstanding any other provision of Federal, State, or local law, a Federal, State, or local government entity or official may not prohibit, or in any way restrict, any government entity or official from sending to, or receiving from, the Immigration and Naturalization Service information regarding the citizenship or immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual.
The order went on to state the penalty for noncompliance:
In furtherance of this policy, the Attorney General and the Secretary, in their discretion and to the extent consistent with law, shall ensure that jurisdictions that willfully refuse to comply with 8 U.S.C. 1373 (sanctuary jurisdictions) are not eligible to receive Federal grants, except as deemed necessary for law enforcement purposes by the Attorney General or the Secretary.
Orrick issued a permanent injunction on November 20 in response to lawsuits filed by the city and county of San Francisco and Santa Clara County, in California.
“The Counties have demonstrated that the Executive Order has caused and will cause them constitutional injuries by violating the separation of powers doctrine and depriving them of their Tenth and Fifth Amendment rights,” U.S. District Judge William Orrick for the Northern District of California wrote in his order.
As we observed in our article about Orrick’s original ruling in April, while it is true that the Constitution vests spending powers in Congress, Orrick’s reliance on the 10th Amendment to justify his ruling is novel, at best. The amendment reads: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
We noted that the 10th Amendment has long been cherished by strict constitutionalists in matters involving states’ rights. However, Orrick’s statement that the amendment “requires that conditions on federal funds be unambiguous and timely made” appears to be a product of his own imagination — not the 10th Amendment. Furthermore, the Trump executive order does not authorize any spending, but merely restricts how federal funds may be used.
It would make more sense to claim that the 10th Amendment does not authorize federal grants to local jurisdictions at all — rather than to assert that it prohibits the federal government from denying those grants.
As stated previously, Trump’s executive order, “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” was issued to enforce compliance with a federal law:  8 U.S.C. 1373. The Trump administration has appealed Orrick’s decision blocking that order to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, but there has been no ruling on that appeal as we write.

Related articles:
Illegal Alien Sues San Francisco for Violating Sanctuary City Law
 “Sanctuary Cities” Make a Mockery of Our Laws
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DHS Issues Report Listing Jurisdictions Failing to Cooperate With ICE Detainers
Will California Cut off Tax Receipts to Feds in Sanctuary Cities Dispute?
Number of Former Sanctuary Cities Reversing Policy
California Advances Bills to Become Sanctuary State
San Francisco Sues Trump to Stop Executive Order About Sanctuary Cities
 Illegal Alien Sues San Francisco for Violating Sanctuary City Law
“Sanctuary Cities” Make a Mockery of Our Laws
Texas: Gov. Abbott Bans Funds for Sanctuary Cities; Senate Bill to Demand Compliance with ICE

AMY ELLIS NUTT AT FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA: SCHOOL FORCES KIDS TO SIT THROUGH SEX CHANGE SEMINAR

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GEORGE MASON HIGH SCHOOL
FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA: SCHOOL FORCES KIDS TO SIT THROUGH SEX CHANGE SEMINAR 
 A government high school in Virginia forced children to sit through an assembly promoting gender confusion, genital mutilation in “sex-change” surgeries, and other absurdities. Parents, students, and even teachers were shocked. Now, the school is under fire, with the powerful non-profit Family Research Council (FRC) sounding the alarm. Parents were not informed in advance, according to a horrified teacher who asked to remain anonymous. The children were apparently not given an opportunity to opt out of the indoctrination session, either, the gender ideologist's comments suggested. The program, held at George Mason High School in the Northern Virginia city of Falls Church, featured well-known gender-confusion advocate Amy Ellis Nutt. Among other absurdities, Nutt told the children that those who “assign” their “gender at birth” — doctors who examine their anatomy — might have gotten it wrong. | Article: http://bit.ly/2mOELm3
 
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:
 
From FreedomProject Media:
A government high school in Virginia forced children to sit through an assembly promoting gender confusion, genital mutilation in “sex-change” surgeries, and other absurdities. Parents, students, and even teachers were shocked.
Now, the school is under fire, with the powerful non-profit Family Research Council (FRC) sounding the alarm.
Parents were not informed in advance, according to a horrified teacher who asked to remain anonymous. The children were apparently not given an opportunity to opt out of the indoctrination session, either, the gender ideologist's comments suggested.
The program, held at George Mason High School in the Northern Virginia city of Falls Church, featured well-known gender-confusion advocate Amy Ellis Nutt. Among other absurdities, Nutt told the children that those who “assign” their “gender at birth” — doctors who examine their anatomy — might have gotten it wrong.
“Gender is a spectrum,” claimed Nutt, a propagandist for the far-left Washington Post, a discredited megaphone for Bilderberg attendee and CIA contractor Jeff Bezos that perpetuates the lie that a globalist Insider who wanted to deny voting rights to black people gets to define the "conservative" movement.
During her bizarre speech, Nutt lectured the students on her book Becoming Nicole. According to summaries of the book, it tells the story of a biological boy who claimed to be a girl, took puberty-suppressing hormones, and then was castrated at age 17 as part of a “gender reassignment” surgery. Nutt told the children she attended the castration.
To read the rest of the article, click here.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

MAINE: MUSLIM POLICE OFFICER PUT ON LEAVE, CHARGED WITH FIVE MISDEMEANORS, INCLUDING ASSAULT & BATTERY

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MAINE: MUSLIM POLICE OFFICER PUT ON LEAVE, CHARGED WITH FIVE MISDEMEANORS, INCLUDING ASSAULT & BATTERY 
BY ROBERT SPENCER
 
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:
 
Mohamed Noor, the Muslim cop in Minneapolis who shot an unarmed woman, Justine Damond, had been fast-tracked onto the force so that the Minneapolis police could showcase their “diversity.” Now it looks as if the Portland, Maine Police Department was trying to do the same thing with Zahra Munye Abu. After the shooting of Justine Damond, there should have been a searching reevaluation of the wisdom of hiring police officers based on their religion and ethnicity rather than their merit. But of course there was not. And so Muslim police officers keep being hired because they’re Muslim, not because they’re competent police officers, and here we are again.

“Portland police officer whose hiring made history is put on leave after arrest in Massachusetts,” by Matt Byrne, Press Herald, January 16, 2018 (thanks to the Geller Report):
A 24-year-old Portland police officer has been charged with five misdemeanors, including assault and battery, after being arrested Saturday night at a concert venue in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Worcester police said Zahra Munye Abu, of Portland, is also facing charges of trespassing, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.
Abu caused a disturbance while attending a Ja Rule and Ashanti concert at the Palladium Nightclub on Main Street, said Worcester police Sgt. Kerry F. Hazelhurst.
“The nightclub was hosting several live musical acts,” Hazelhurst said in an email. “She was (given) several opportunities to leave and refused. Eventually she was placed under arrest.”
Worcester police would not provide more details about the incident, and members of Abu’s family declined to comment when contacted by phone at their home.
Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck said Abu has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending a review of the matter….
Abu is a high-profile member of the Portland police force because she is the first member of Maine’s Somali immigrant community to become a police officer in Maine.
She was born to Somali parents in a Kenyan refugee camp and has lived in Portland since she was 2 years old. She graduated from Deering High School in Portland and studied criminal justice and women-and-gender issues at the University of Southern Maine.
If convicted, Abu faces a maximum penalty of up to 2½ years in a county jail on the assault and battery and the resisting arrest charges. Each of the other charges include less severe maximum penalties.

LIBERAL NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR IGNORES PENSION CRISIS, WANTS MORE SPENDING, MORE GUN CONTROL

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LIBERAL NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR IGNORES PENSION CRISIS, WANTS MORE SPENDING
BY BOB ADELMANN 
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:
 
While running for governor of New Jersey, Democrat Phil Murphy (shown) was asked what he would do about the state’s overwhelming pension crisis, and he waffled: there’s “no easy answer," he said. He added that the state would have to do something about the problem. Said Murphy, “The state has to stand up for its side of the bargain. Period. If the state doesn’t, there’s no use in having [any further] discussion.”
Murphy was inaugurated as the New Jersey’s 56th governor on Tuesday and promptly forgot all about the pension tsunami about to engulf the state. Instead he offered both a “wish list” and a “to-do list" for his supporters and Democratic legislators in attendance. His “wish list” contained the usual collection of liberal promises, while his “to-do” list is what he wants the state legislature to bring to his desk within the next 30 days.
His “wish list” was a rehash of his campaign promises — long on generalities but short on specifics — including legalizing marijuana, protecting illegal immigrants from ICE, providing free tuition at the state’s community colleges, eliminating “tax breaks” that large corporations are allegedly unfairly enjoying, investing state funds in more costly “green energy” projects, and paying for it all by raising taxes on those few millionaires still residing in one the country’s highest-tax states.
He was much more specific with his “to-do” list. He ordered the state’s liberal and heavily Democratic legislators to get off the snide and send him six bills within the next 30 days, each of which, said Murphy, “will be met with a signing ceremony.” Their marching orders from Murphy included new funding for “women’s health” and Planned Parenthood, raising the minimum wage in the state to $15 an hour, mandating “equal pay” for women, requiring employers in the state to provide paid sick leave to their employees, passing laws removing barriers to having illegals vote, and, of course, additional attacks on the state’s more than three million law-abiding gun owners.
He mentioned not a word about the state’s pension crisis, which has been brewing for years and accelerating nearly exponentially. It’s not that Murphy doesn’t know about the crisis or its extent and potential for bankrupting the state. In 2005, acting New Jersey Governor Richard Codey convened a commission to study “the problem,” naming Phil Murphy as its head. In its conclusion, that study urged the state in no uncertain terms to end immediately all “pension holidays” (the skipping of payments to the state’s five pension plans for a period of time), to avoid actuarial “gimmicks” commonly used to make those liabilities appear to be smaller than they actually are, and to eliminate borrowing to pay the state’s contributions. It also recommended a series of reforms, including an end to pension “spiking” (by which employees can sweeten their final payouts as they approach retirement), and raising the age at which plan beneficiaries could retire with full benefits. That last recommendation, which was never implemented, would have raised the full-benefit retirement age from 55 to 60.
So Murphy cannot claim ignorance. He is also certain to know of the accounting chicanery that took place last year, i.e., using the state’s lottery program to help pay the state’s pension contributions. But it was chicanery taken to level of audacity rarely seen even in states as corrupt as New Jersey. Instead of demanding that the lottery’s annual $1 billion proceeds flow into the pension funds’ coffers, the legislature actually transferred the entire program into those coffers and then declared that the future value of those annual proceeds (happily and likely generously estimated at more than $13 billion) was now an asset, reducing (on paper at least) the amount of the unfunded liability.
Moody’s Analytics was not impressed: “The lottery transfer does not change the state’s weak [and] steeply rising pension contribution schedule. [Even after the transfer] there remains considerable risk that the state will be unable to afford rapidly growing pension contributions.”
Also not impressed were two senior fellows at the Manhattan Institute, who just released their study of New Jersey’s pension problems. In January, well before Murphy neatly demurred on even mentioning them, the authors concluded: “It is highly unlikely that New Jersey will generate enough new revenues to meet its pension obligations without severely hobbling the rest of the state’s budget. At the same time, allowing its pension system to continue to accumulate debt by not contributing adequately to it will push New Jersey toward a potentially catastrophic failure of its government pensions.”
At the moment, those five government pension plans have the lowest funding ratio of any state in the union, with a liability estimated to be $124 billion. Those plans are only 30-percent funded currently and declining with each passing day.
But Murphy’s term is for only four years, and if he wins reelection, his tenure ends in eight years. Those plans will likely remain in place, continuing to threaten pensioners who still think they will be getting their benefits, and threatening the state with bankruptcy if it tries to fund them properly. But Murphy will be long gone, proving once again the old adage: Politicians come and go, but the unfunded promises they make live long after them.