Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Almost half of Export-Import Bank's small-business plans go totally unused

Graham: Timing On Sanders Health Care Proposal Was ‘A Gift From The Political Gods’

34 Times the Emmys referred to Donald Trump

As clock ticks, Republicans try to move ahead on Obamacare repeal

States and school districts should beware the cost of teacher benefits.

Kansas-based Muslim cult 'trafficked woman for a decade of child labor and abuse'

LAUSD’s Ref Rodriguez gives up presidency over campaign finance charges, will remain on board

The Daily News reports:
One week after being charged with perjury and other felonies for allegedly funneling $25,000 of his own money into his campaign by listing phony donors on a disclosure form, Ref Rodriguez today gave up his position as president of the Los Angeles Unified School District board.

Rodriguez will remain on the school board, but said he was stepping aside as president to avoid being a distraction.
It was for the children. The great moments of government schools.

SCOTUS Justices Receive Brief Full Of … Pictures Of Cake

The RNC Doubled the DNC in August Fundraising

Court blocks ICE from deporting Salvadoran woman with tumor in New York for surgery


The New York Daily News

Finland’s Welfare State Has a Massive Baby Problem. The number of newborns has fallen to its lowest level in 148 years.


Bloomberg

Radical Political Science Professor Armando Navarro Talks About Trump Last January : 'What Happened to JFK in 1963 Can Very Well Happen to Him''...

Radical Professor Emeritus Armando Navarro warns Donald Trump....click on the YouTube video it will start at the 1:37:00 of the video.... Modern academy sure is full of a lot of crazy people. University of California-Riverside should be embarrassed that someone like Comrade Navarro is associated with the university in anyway...

The Blame Game On Past Wrongs: The Venn Diagram Edition...

Leaving America: With shaky job prospects and Trump promising crackdowns, immigrants return to Mexico with U.S.-born children

The L.A. Times reports:
There are nearly half a million children who are U.S. citizens enrolled in Mexican schools, the Mexican government said last year. Researchers have found some students struggling to integrate because they cannot read or write in Spanish.

Mexico has not had the long history of immigration like the U.S. and so has not had to grapple with how to accommodate non-Spanish-speaking students in their schools.

“They haven’t thought about creating classes of Spanish as a second language,” said Patricia Gándara, a UCLA professor who heads up education for the UC-Mexico Initiative.

“Without programs to help integrate these kids into the schools and without even the acknowledgment on the part of many teachers that these kids have special needs, they’re not likely to fare really well in the Mexican school system,” Gándara said. “We think it’s a real crisis.”

If large numbers of English-speaking U.S.-born children began heading south, they could swamp the Mexican school system.

There were an estimated 4.5 million U.S.-born children under the age of 18 living with undocumented parents, according to a 2012 Pew Research Center study. A USC analysis found that about 13% of children in Los Angeles County were U.S. citizens with at least one parent without legal status.

An American citizen with a parent who is a Mexican national can become a dual citizen through "registro de nacimiento," or birth registration.

In 2016, from January through August, the Mexican Consulate in L.A. registered 991 births. This year, over the same months, more than 2,000 were registered.
Going home is a great opportunity for future cancer researchers.

Does Siri sound different today? Here's why

Today, 67% of teenagers try alcohol. In the 1970s, it was 93%.

West Virginia Supreme Court Upholds Right To Work Legislation

Ryan, White House reject bipartisan health fix

Politico

Oscar Health is launching an ACA ad campaign after the Trump admin said it would cut the ACA ad budget by 90%.

While we're told "dreamers" are doctors, lawyers and scientists - in this DREAM Act estimate only 193,000 have an associates degree or more.

Walmart will allow EBT customers to order their groceries online

Tech Crunch

Dem Reps. Luis Gutierrez, Raul Grijalva & Adriano Espaillat were arrested protesting outside Trump Tower.

Racism, housing segregation and Lochner

Republicans Push New Obamacare 'Repeal.' Here Are 4 Things You Need To Know.

The Daily Wire

JUST IN: Schumer threatens to jam up Senate to block GOP ObamaCare repeal bill

Workers continue to shoulder more of the costs of their job-based health insurance.

How to use the best new feature coming to your iPhone and iPad

UC-Berkeley Political Scientist Paul Pierson: Political Scientists Didn't See Trump Victory Coming.

Paul Pierson says political scientists need to be humble because they didn't see Trump's victory coming... Click on the link.

SF supervisors want special police units to target property crimes

The San Francisco Chronicle reports:
Infuriated by the steady escalation of burglaries in San Francisco, two supervisors are trying to breathe life into a neighborhood policing idea that Mayor Ed Lee shot down last year.

The ordinance that Supervisors Norman Yee and Hillary Ronen will introduce Tuesday closely resembles an ill-fated measure that Yee sponsored in October. It would have required each of the city’s 10 police stations to devote a special unit to property crimes.
The struggles of Blue America.

Today's 18-year-olds act like the 15-year-olds of the 1990s, per a new study.

How the Justice System Killed Kalief Browder


FEE

Protect yourself from credit card fraud

Under GOP health care bill, states would struggle to hang onto Obamacare

Study links youth football to greater risk of later health problems

The Boston Globe

'You Don't Have a Right to Demand Anything': Tucker Blasts DACA Activists Shouting Down Pelosi

Fox Insider

Berkeley receives $100K to 'honor the legacy' of the Black Panther Party


The American Thinker

Poll: 4 of 10 back secession, half of millennials


The Washington Examiner

Momentum builds for Obamacare repeal . Sen. John McCain could again be the decisive vote.

Politico

Even by its own lofty standards, the S&P has been on a roll since it hit rock bottom during the financial crisis

Students offered extra credit to determine their level of ‘white privilege’

The College Fix

California exodus? Poll finds voters consider moving due to sky-high housing costs

The Sacramento Bee

A Firing Line Debate: Resolved: That Political Correctness Is a Menace and a Bore

The 7 Signs Of An Empire In Decline

Six emotions that signal you are in the wrong job

Study: Democratic-controlled states have 15x the unfunded debt than those under Republican control

United States Welfare Usage Native Households: 30% Immigrant Households: 51%

Under subpoena, FBI still won't turn over Trump dossier docs to House. Two deadlines passed. New one Friday.

Feds Spend $587,441 to Make Engineering a ‘Safe Zone’ for LGBTQ Students .Study seeks to combat 'chilly' environment for LGBTQ engineers .

The Washington Free Beacon

Democrat Party Operative/Comedian , With TV, Jimmy Kimmel Uses Twitter to Promote ObamaCare Status Quo

Democrat party operative , with TV, Jimmy Kimmel works hard for his political party.

Leftist Politics In Video Games May Be Hurting The Game Developers Conference

Beware, Philadelphia: Amazon could drive up housing prices

Sens. McCain and Murkowski are among the several Republicans who are undecided on the new GOP health care bill

World’s largest sovereign wealth fund hits $1 trillion for first time

How you can have $1 million by the time you’re 40

With the Chargers sitting at 0-2, the restaurant owner may need to re-think the promotion.

"People who harshly criticize politicians should lose the right to vote" is an actual idea someone had.

For 2-Earner US Households, Median Income Surged Last Year to An All-Time High of Nearly $95,000

Survey of college students: wide misconceptions, illiberalism re free speech. Faculty have failed them.

CNN Debuts Documentary Teaching High Schoolers About Anal Sex, Transitioning

Poll: 19% of students endorse violence to 'prevent' speakers

Candice Jackson and Campus Title IX Madness

William L. Jackson reports:
When Candice Jackson was appointed as a deputy director in the Office of Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education, I knew she would be a lightning rod for her libertarian views – and she was. That most people on the left hate libertarianism (or any kind of civil liberties at all – a far cry from the leftists of yesteryear) was driven home to me when Annie Waldman of Pro Publica and Edwin Rios of Mother Jones contacted me for interviews – and I accepted.

More than a decade ago, Jackson and I co-authored a number of articles and academic papers dealing with federal criminal law and how the feds have subverted justice by destroying the rights of the accused – all with the aid of a Congress that does not care about individual rights or the U.S. Constitution. (Here is a sample piece that appeared in Reason in 2004.) From the RICO statutes to the conviction and imprisonment of Martha Stewart, we documented how federal criminal law has become so malleable that it makes felons out of nearly all of us, making us vulnerable to politically-motivated federal prosecutors looking for a scalp. She and I coined the term “Derivative Crimes” to describe how federal criminal law works.

(The actual charges are fictitious, such as “racketeering,” which actually are derived from other acts, mostly alleged violations of state laws committed by the accused. However, the prosecution does not have to prove any of the individual acts beyond a reasonable doubt, which de facto lower the standards for criminal proof to something closer to the civil “preponderance of the evidence.”)

The Candice Jackson I always have known is someone concerned with right and wrong and has a heart for people whom state authorities have victimized. In the years she and I wrote together, she was uncompromising on this point, and I knew I never would have to worry about her moral compass. Her writing was on-point, professional, and our work blended well together. (We used to remark that it was difficult for one to see where one of us left off and the other began.) I was (and am) passionate about the rights of the accused and due process of law and she shared that passion with me.
An article worth your time.

Flashback 2009: Justice Scalia Says Universities Are in Favor of Diversity of Everything But Ideas

Justice Scalia mocks how closed minded the Amherst faculty was/is and the lack of diversity of ideas at American universities.

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