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          Mexico: Anarchist Prisoner Miguel Peralta Sentenced to 50 Years Imprisonment      Cache   Translate Page      
On October 26th, our comrade Miguel Ángel Peralta was notified that the judge has found him criminally liable for the commission of the crime of attempted homicide against Eliza Zepeda Lagunas (former municipal president of Eloxochitlán and now a local … Continue reading
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Este domingo 11/11 a las 11 am ⏰ven a Meditar 🧘‍♀️para aprovechar esta energía 💫💫💫que habrá disponible para ti! En Interlomas, Edo.de Mexico 🌈reserva tu lugar aquí o escríbeme a 📩armonizaciones@hotmail.com Invoca a los Ángeles 😇que descienden a través de este portal energético ✨🚪✨11 11 para ayudarte a dar los pasos necesarios para tu evolución. Solo debes llamar a Los Angeles y Arcangeles de la más alta vibración de amor, respirar, disfrutar de unos minutos en silencio para dejar que esta energía llegue a tu corazón. Siente el amor que llega a ti puro ahora, perdona todo aquello que haga sombra en tu corazón y dale paso a la Luz. Esta energía te hace consciente de tu conexión con todo lo que es, con Dios, con la unidad, de tu habilidad para manifestar nuevas oportunidades, nuevos comienzos, abre tu corazón para recibir milagros en tu vida y estar en sintonía con el flujo de la vida. Libera tus miedos y abre paso a la abundancia, accediendo a esta frecuencia de amor Divino! Respira, vacíate, y vuelve a llenarte de AMOR. Bendiciones, Cintia.#meditacion#angelesbycintia #angeles #arcangeles #portal1111 #portalenergético #amor #gratitud #evolution #evolucion #mexico #argentina #miami #orlando #manifestation #manifiesta #manifestacion #consciencia #cambiatuvida #transformacion #salud #energia #altavibracion #soulhousecenter (Foto tomada por mi 😁)
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          SKILLS TO KILL - a New Spy Thriller from BRIAN DRAKE      Cache   Translate Page      

Ex-CIA agent Steve Dane and his lady love, ex-FSB (formerly KGB) agent Nina Talikova, enjoy each other’s company immensely, but aren’t really happy unless bullets are flying and things are blowing up around them.

That’s where author Brian Drake comes in—sending them hither and yon around the globe, and keeping them up to their necks in action.

Brian’s new book, Skills to Kill, the first published by Liberty Island, is actually four adventures for the price of one. It’s a four-part novel, tied together as a mission to catch a mysterious new arms dealer known only as “The Duchess.”

In each leg of their mission, Dane and Nina are aided by—or go up against—old friends from their many years in the spy biz.

The trail starts in Italy. What begins as a job to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a Mafia boss evolves into a race to recover a stolen SADM (otherwise known as a suitcase nuke). Then it’s off to Paris, where the main fly in the ointment is Dane’s former protégé, IRA alumnus Sean McFadden, who does his level best to kill them. After a side-trip to Greece, it’s off to Mexico, where a particularly vicious cartel—employing more weapons purchased from the Duchess—are terrorizing a big chunk of the country. The trail leads next to New York, where Dane and Nina run a scam on Nina’s Russian FSB mentor and foil a plot to embarrass Dane's old pal the President, then bop over to Helsinki for the final battle with McFadden and the Duchess. Busy bees, these. 

In between all the firefights, car chases and explosions, there’s plenty of entertaining sexual (and non-sexual) banter between Dane and Nina, a good deal of local color from each exotic locale, and a lot of attention to various sorts of exotic weapons. Adding to the festivities are song lyrics in the dialogue, thinly veiled references to that other super secret agent (you know, the British guy), and a nod to Raymond Chandler.  

But despite all the focus on action, Skills to Kill’s strongest point is the relationship between Dane and Nina. They are genuinely likeable characters, and when they’re having fun (which is most of the time) you will too. 

It's available HERE.

          Pentagon says troops deployed to Mexican border won't come into contact with caravan migrants      Cache   Translate Page      
The US military has said that its troops deployed to the Mexico border to help stop a migrant caravan from entering the US will not tackle migrants. The troops will be mainly assisting in building barricades and barracks. Far from stopping a tide of weary refugees with cruel live fire, US troops sent to the southern border aren't even supposed to come into physical contact with caravan migrants, says Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford. "There is no plan for US military forces to be involved in the actual mission of denying people entry to the United States," Dunford said during his remarks at Duke University on Monday. The general assured his audience that there was "no plan for the soldiers to come in contact with immigrants or to reinforce the Department of Homeland Security as they are conducting their mission." The primary tasks of the active-duty 5,200-strong contingent, expected to grow to 7,000 in the coming days, will be construction and engineering,...
          Juicio de ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán comienza con selección del jurado      Cache   Translate Page      

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Juicio de ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán comienza con selección del jurado

Los fiscales, abogados defensores y el juez de distrito Brian Cogan comenzarán eligiendo a los miembros del jurado interrogando hasta ahora a unas 40 personas de las que descartaron a 13.

Juicio de ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán comienza con selección del jurado
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          The Midterm Elections Show a Major Shift in America's Attitude Toward Charter School Privatization      Cache   Translate Page      
It's not hard to find news stories about waste, fraud, abuse and downright theft in the school privatization sector.

For years, the policy window for privatizing public schools has been wide open, and what was once considered an extreme or at least rare idea—such as outsourcing public schools to private contractors with few strings attached, or giving parents public tax money to subsidize their children’s private school tuitions—has become widespread as charter schools are now legal in all but a handful of states, and voucher programs have proliferated in many forms across the country.

Politicians of all stripes have been extremely reluctant, especially at the national level, to lean into a real discussion of the negative consequences of redirecting public education funds to private operators, with little to no regulation for how the money is being spent. Candidates have instead stuck to a “safe boilerplate” of education being “good” and essential to “the workforce” without much regard to who provides it.

But policy windows can be fleeting (remember “the deficit crisis”?), and multiple factors can rejigger the public’s views. Indeed, in campaigns that candidates are waging in the upcoming midterm elections, one can see the policy window on school privatization gradually shifting back to support for public schools and increasing skepticism about doling out cash to private education entrepreneurs.

‘Vulture Schools’

It is the wave of new progressive candidates who appear to be the ones who are shifting the policy window on school privatization.

Take the campaign of progressive superstar Randy Bryce, running for the congressional seat Paul Ryan held in Wisconsin. The Badger State recently expanded statewide a voucher program that was confined to Milwaukee and Racine, and charter schools have expanded significantly under the leadership of Republican Governor Scott Walker.

On his website, Bryce provides the usual bromides about “every child deserves a quality education” and “charter, private and traditional public schools can all thrive,” but he then adds the curious statement that “no student should see money taken from their classroom in order to serve another.” What does that mean?

Click through the “learn more” prompt and you’ll watch a video in which he makes a much stronger statement about the problems of privatizing public schools. “We can’t afford two school systems, a public one and a private one,” he elaborates, and he blasts “vulture schools that don’t have the same accountability and don’t have the same rules.”

The example of the school he brings up that closed after head count day, and the owners “moved to Florida,” is a real school run by a husband-and-wife team who abruptly closed their Milwaukee private school, after taking more than $2.3 million of state voucher money, and moved to Florida to start another one.

These sorts of scandals have become nearly daily occurrences in the privately operated school industry.

Schools for Scandals

The latest scandal breaks from Arizona, where the state auditor found that parents who used the state’s voucher-like education savings program spent more than $700,000 on cosmetics, music, movies, clothing, sports apparel, and other personal items. Some even tried to withdraw cash with the state-issued debit cards. The state has not recovered any of the money. But the state legislature recently passed a bill to expand the voucher program, which is now being challenged by a recall effort on the ballot on Tuesday.

Earlier this month, in Florida, the founder of a company that operated charter schools in seven counties was found guilty of using those schools to steer millions of dollars into his personal accounts. In one school district alone, “nearly 1,000 students were affected by the chaos and disruption that ensued.”

In California, a recent audit of a charter school found the married couple who ran the school made almost $850,000 in less than two years and secretly hired people and created positions without approval from the school’s board.

A video from Florida that went viral shows an African American boy being denied admission to a private school that his parents used public school voucher money to enroll him in. An enormous white cross adorns the school’s front lawn. This and other similar occurrences of discrimination by voucher-funded private schools in the Sunshine State has prompted the NAACP to call for an investigation into all private schools accepting vouchers. Around the same time, an op-ed appeared in a Florida newspaper recounting the scandal of a voucher-funded private school that stiffed teachers and skipped rent payments. Teachers filed formal complaints about a “lack of basic school supplies,” academic “irregularities,” student safety concerns, and inadequate staffing. But when the school was evicted, it simply moved to a new location and started the whole flimflam all over again.

In Georgia, a police investigation of a charter school found the governing board terminated the school’s leader, made no public announcement of the firing, and never told parents why. At another Georgia charter school, parents were told to “watch your bank accounts” after 6,000 school records were mysteriously transferred to a personal email account.

In Nevada, an analysis of the state’s charter school industry found they increase racial and economic segregation by enrolling far fewer low-income kids and far more white and Asian students than public schools do. A state audit of a charter school in New Mexico found tens of thousands of dollars have been stolen by the school’s employees.

Some Regulatory Control, Please

One doesn’t need to “cherry pick” to find news stories about waste, fraud, abuse, and downright theft in the school privatization sector. The above examples all happened within the last month.

Of course, financial scandals happen in public schools too. That’s why they’re heavily regulated. But the notion that “parent choice” can keep charter schools and private voucher schools clean and honest is disproven nearly every day.

In Washington, D.C., there now seems to be an inkling to address the mountain of fraud created by charter schools and voucher programs. Prompted by a massive scandal involving an online charter school in Ohio, Democratic senators want the top watchdog agency for the federal government to investigate the business practices of online charter schools.

Their investigations can’t stop there. A recent analysis of states with the most charter schools and the most charter closures finds the federal government dumps millions into these schools but provides little oversight and guidance for what to do when these schools close, leaving millions of dollars in taxpayer money at risk to scamming.

More Progressive Democrats Against Privatization

The endless revelations of corruptions in the charter school and school voucher racket are now what’s driving policy, more so than dry, empirical studies about whether privatizing public schools “works” academically.

You can see that especially in the campaigns of progressive standouts like Andrew Gillum, who is running against Ron DeSantis to be the next governor of Florida, a state that is rife with charter school and voucher scandals.

While members of the family of U.S. Secretary DeVos are bankrolling the DeSantis campaign to push their agenda for charters and vouchers, Gillum is determined to stanch the flow of public dollars to the state’s many voucher programs and make charters more accountable for how they spend public money.

A review compiled by the Intercept of progressive candidates running for Congress singles out Leslie Cockburn running in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District. Cockburn opposes school vouchers and shows her skepticism for charter schools by noticing their problems with teacher turnover and their lack of oversight. At a recent meet-and-greet, she said, “We want more funding for public schools, not less. We need to not take away funds from public schools and give them to charter schools or private schools.”

Another candidate, Kara Eastman, running in Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District, says on her website, “We must resist the administration’s political nominees who advertise the benefits of expanding charter schools.”

Among People’s Action’s endorsements in congressional races is Anthony Brindisi, running in New York’s 22nd Congressional District. Brindisi has pledged “to fight any and all attempts to privatize our public education system for corporate gain.”

A candidate endorsed by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC), Dana Balter, running in New York’s 24th Congressional District, is a special education teacher turned Syracuse professor who got the endorsement of the powerful state teachers’ union largely because she “understands that giving money away to charter schools is not the right approach.”

Candidates for state houses have similar positions. In the race for West Virginia Senate 1st District seat that pits Democrat William Ihlenfeld against Republican Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, Ihlenfeld says, “I am not a supporter of charter schools … I don’t think charter schools are a good idea for West Virginia. I don’t think we can afford to allow the private sector to come in and profit from precious education resources.”

Of course, some progressive candidates still stick to the old script of “investing in schools” with little regard to who runs them, and a few still cling to the school privatization cause. But the trend that made privatizing public schools an acceptable if not preferential policy has at least stalled, if not completely been thrown into reverse.

This article was produced by the Independent Media Institute.

 

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          Here's How Progressives Can Win — No Matter What Happens on Election Day      Cache   Translate Page      
Race, class and justice: After the midterms, a new way forward for Democrats

This week's midterm elections are likely the most important in recent American history, a referendum on the present and future of the country’s multiracial democracy. On one side there is Donald Trump and a Republican Party which has fully embraced white backlash politics and the lie that white Americans are under siege in “their own country.” Trump and his movement represent an emerging American form of fascism and a full-on assault on democracy. On the other side is the Democratic Party and its multiracial coalition of mostly younger, more educated and cosmopolitan voters who correctly see in Donald Trump and his movement an existential threat to their human rights, safety, dignity and prosperity.

Running through both sides of this fractious political divide – what feels like a domestic cold war about to turn hot — are old and unresolved questions about the relationship between race and class in America.

Donald Trump bellows about the “forgotten” (white) American and taking the “country back” for the (white) “working class.” This is fake populism and classic Herrenvolk right-wing "producerism." Or to put things more simply, white identity politics repackaged as something else.

In response, the Democratic Party have struggled to create a unifying narrative. Too many of its most vocal spokespeople – especially on the left – have suggested that “identity” politics and too much focus on issues of race and gender allowed Donald Trump to steal the presidency from Hillary Clinton and the Democrats in 2016.

López’s new research project suggests that Democrats need to embrace a more sophisticated way of talking about race, class and human rights as being inseparable from one another. Ultimately, it is plutocrats like Donald Trump, Republican donors and funders, and other members of the 1 percent who are using racism -- as they have done throughout American history -- to divide and conquer, leaving the large majority of people less prosperous, less secure and less free.

How do racial “dog-whistle” politics play into this right-wing strategy? What does white racial identity mean for white Americans at present? In what ways has Trump-style white identity politics actually hurt white people? How can a smarter and more nuanced discussion of race and class unite voters in support of the Democratic Party specifically, and liberal and progressive policies more broadly? How have right-wing libertarians and other conservatives combined racism with a narrative about “big government” to destroy the social safety net, make the rich even richer and more powerful, and hurt the American people as a whole?

My conversation with Ian Haney López has been edited for clarity and length.

How was Donald Trump able to win the White House? What do we know about that now that we didn't know two years ago?

I would say that Trump’s path was eased by a half-century-long process in which the Republican Party purposefully remade itself as the white men’s party. They did this by harnessing racial demagoguery as a weapon. But the fact of the matter is that racial demagoguery is not a weapon which can be controlled. Every Republican politician who gets elected as a racial demagogue is vulnerable to being bested on the right by someone who’s even more extreme in terms of racial demagoguery.

The big advantage Donald Trump had was that he didn’t actually believe he was going to become president. Therefore he didn’t care about the fate of the Republican Party. This meant Trump had few if any constraints – beyond what worked strategically to his advantage – on his use of racial demagoguery. Because Trump was willing to go much further in terms of his racist innuendo, he ran the field on the Republicans. He took them all out.

You look at these folks: Mitt Romney had his own track record with racial demagoguery, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush started talking about deporting people. All of them were racial demagogues themselves, but they were constrained by the sense of what it might take to actually get elected, by the sense that Republicans needed a bigger base and a concern with their own integrity and public reputation. Trump was unburdened by any of that. Essentially what Donald Trump did was walk into a game that the Republicans had set up, one which had a few nominal constraints. He broke the rules and won the game.

There is a more or less straight line from John McCain and Sarah Palin to this moment with Donald Trump.

There is this deeper fear of actually naming what’s been happening in our country over the last 50 years. You have a lot of people who want to treat Trump like an anomaly and say, “Wow! That guy is out of control. If only we could back to 2016.” Here are the facts. In 2016 we were in a deep crisis as a country, a slow-moving crisis which has been on the march since the civil rights movement. Which direction are we going to go as a society? Will we proceed in the direction of multiracial democracy, or will we instead proceed away from democracy and towards rule by the rich? That question has been front and center in this country for the last 50 years. Trump didn’t raise that question. He only drew the dynamics into view.

Similarly, McCain brought Sarah Palin in and also engaged in significant racial demagoguery himself. He understood it was immoral. He understood it was racist. When McCain felt that his own election was jeopardized, he started talking about building a wall on the Mexico-U.S. border. McCain was more than happy to campaign with Donald Trump and with [former Phoenix sheriff] Joe Arpaio, and this is somebody that we know understood that those were racial demagogues. Shame on him! I think it’s a mistake to say, “Well, McCain was this wonderful centrist. If only we had more people like him.” No, McCain was very much a part of the problem.

Frankly, the people who refused to see McCain as part of the problem are part of the problem too, because they’re blinding themselves to the actual challenges we face as a country. Do we move self-confidently and purposefully towards multiracial democracy, or do we follow a set of leaders who are intentionally and strategically dividing us by race, moving us away from democracy and toward rule by the rich?

I have a standard warning I give when writing about Trump and this moment, or giving talks about it. I point out that America’s multiracial democracy is contingent and in many ways an outlier in the country’s history. White backlash under Trump and the Republican Party is a threat to post-civil rights America, a country too many people – especially younger Americans – have taken to be a norm and a given for all time. Are my worries and cautions misplaced? 

Not at all. If I were to push back at all, I’d say it’s not clear to me that we have yet achieved a multiracial democracy that we might be in the process of losing. We moved dramatically in that direction in the 1960s, but then, very quickly, progress was cut off. Definitions are important. When I use the term “multiracial democracy,” I mean a democracy in which all people are fully enfranchised and people are not disenfranchised in a way that significantly parallels the country’s racial hierarchy. When have we had that in the United States?

Since the mid-1970s, we’ve been moving back quite aggressively from that ideal. If you look at what’s been happening with the Republican Party, essentially from 1980 onward, they came to understand that their election depended upon disenfranchising people of color. They have been aggressively pursuing the disenfranchisement of people of color through such policies as felony disenfranchisement laws, gerrymandering and now this whole narrative about almost nonexistent “voter fraud.”

Meanwhile, of course, these are the same Republicans who will not lift a finger to ensure that our voting systems are protected against hacking by Russia. There is a profoundly antidemocratic impulse at work on the American right wing, and it’s embodied institutionally in the Republican Party. It has forestalled any actual move towards multiracial democracy.

This hostility towards multiracial democracy is part of a hostility by Republicans and conservatives to democracy more generally. For example, the rule of law, freedom of the press and what is happening with America’s courts from the appellate to the federal system also show how the conservative movement is hostile to democracy. Trump is just more obvious about it.

The right-wing assault on the judicial branch is also a clear example of how conservatism and racism are one and the same thing in America at present.

Yes, although I would not go that far. I would say that the Federalist Society for example takes a view of race relations which they claim is “anti-racist.” Yet it’s a view that tends to ensure the continuation of white dominance. But this is not just Trump. Conservatives have been engaged in a purposeful remaking of the courts that has two complementary parts. This is pure “dog-whistle” politics.

One part is to attack the courts for their recent role in promoting racial integration and gender equality and to say, “Well, the courts are full of activist judges.” In this logic, the courts do not deserve legitimacy because they are promoting this illegitimate liberal agenda of integration and gender equality: “We have to get rid of activist judges.” What that means in practice is that we have to install court justices who are hostile to the basic idea that human rights should exist for everybody in society.

The other half of this logic and strategy is that conservatives are going to take the opportunity to put on the court justices and judges who are friendly to the business community. This is part of one big strategy.

The more we shut down human rights as a society, the more we create space to open up for a pro-business orientation. What we have in the Supreme Court as it exists now – and where Brett Kavanaugh will only make this worse – is an institution that is historically one of the most hostile to civil rights and one of the friendliest to big business. That is a product of dog-whistle politics.

How does this work? Right-wing politicians say to voters, “Hey! People of color are a threat. You know who else is a threat? Government and in particular, the courts, because the courts keep forcing you to have to deal with these people. Let’s remake the courts so that you’re protected from these activist judges.”

In the process of remaking the courts, they install business-friendly judges who are busy making life difficult for unions, making life difficult for people who want to sue corporations, making life wonderful for big money in politics, making life wonderful for polluters.

These are the wages of dog-whistle politics: The promise that you’re going to be protected from people of color and activist judges and government that protects them, when in reality what you’re really going to get is a judicial system and a government that helps rig the rules for the new plutocrats.

Here is an obvious and common objection by conservatives – especially College Republican types who still have Ayn Rand in their back pocket – to your observation. “We have to free business and get rid of regulations because capitalism and the market are antithetical to racism. Those are market inefficiencies. If we just free business, then racism will go away.” 

Anybody who says that is not paying attention to what’s actually happening in the economy. The whole idea of unfettered competition, that’s just theoretical libertarian nonsense. One would have to be crazy to believe that stuff.

What you really have is not deregulation, but re-regulation on the part of the corporations and the family dynasties and the lobbyists themselves. This is the rich writing the rules for themselves, and they write the rules in ways that protect them from market competition and liability when in the course of making billions they do damage to regular people.

The whole sort of college libertarian thinking is so much self-induced blindness about what’s lurking behind these arguments. It wouldn’t take but 15 or 20 minutes of serious reading to discover that very few people are actually serious about a deregulated marketplace. It wouldn’t take that much more to discover that many of the big libertarians, including Rand Paul and his father, are people who came to libertarianism as a way of opposing civil rights.

It doesn’t take that much reflection to recognize that libertarianism as a political ideology is most attractive to young (white) men of great means who can, because of their age and gender, imagine themselves as dominant and heroic and self-sufficient. And also because of their privilege and means, these same libertarians don’t worry about how they are going to pay for education, how they are going to pay for health care, how they are going to pay for shelter, how they are going to pay for food. They have not experienced the hardships of life or its sudden reversals.

Ultimately, there is a type of political and psychological immaturity to libertarianism. There is also a disregard for human rights, through libertarianism, for many different people in our society.

What are some examples of how racism actually hurts white people? Of course, there is what the historian and sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois famously described as the “psychological wages of whiteness.” But there is a huge material component to whiteness as well.

I think you’ve hit on a really critical point. What is the relationship between most white people today, in 2018, and whiteness as an identity? Being considered “white” is a type of social identity. But in this moment with Trump we have an opportunity to show white folks that seeking meaning in being white is actually very dangerous to their welfare and the welfare of their children. In a remarkable way, given the politics of this crisis, we’re in a different position in 2018 than we were in 1968 -- let alone than we were in the 1600s -- to make this point.

For centuries the radical idea has been cross-racial solidarity between working people. But the reality has also been that the psychological and material benefits of whiteness have been enormous and thus sufficient to win over the loyalty of many whites. Whiteness has granted certainty about one’s place in society, one’s own inherent goodness, one’s own rationality, one’s human capacity, one’s ability to engage in self-governance.

Whiteness also provided jobs, neighborhoods, houses, the clubs, the churches, etc. These are tremendous benefits. How do they compare to the one percent, or the one-tenth of one percent, in terms of class and money? Relatively speaking, they're crumbs. But these wages of whiteness are still significant.

What has happened in 2018, by comparison? Two different things. On the one hand, if we think about the psychological wages of whiteness, for many whites those wages have been going down because of the civil rights movement, and going down in a way that I think many whites would actually describe as positive. That is, many whites have internalized the idea that foregrounding your sense of self in race pride is racist, immoral and ugly.

That has diminished the value of thinking of yourself as white. I can’t really be proud of being white: That’s morally wrong. That reduces the psychological wages of whiteness. Now, to be absolutely clear, many whites are fighting to reaffirm the wages of whiteness. This is the real meaning of Trump’s slogan, “Make America Great Again.”

On the other hand, what’s happened to the material wages of whiteness? Those have been going down as American society racially integrated. But even more profoundly, white racial fear has been weaponized by the rich over the last 50 years through dog-whistle politics. This is the basis upon which many whites have been convinced to support a siphoning of wealth from themselves and their families skywards, up into the economic stratosphere for the plutocrats.

With Donald Trump, progressives have a chance to make two critical points to whites. Critical point No. 1: Think about the psychological wages of whiteness in terms of Trump. Trump exemplifies what it means to build your identity around being proud of being white. It means to be a liar. It means to be cruel. It means to dehumanize others. It means to steal from others. It means to be a bully and a cheat. That’s what it means if you want to build your identity around white pride.

Second, look at Trump and ask yourself: Is whiteness helping regular white folks, or is whiteness just a weapon that billionaires can use against everybody? Trump gives us the opportunity to say to many whites that the biggest financial threat in your life comes from other whites voting their racial fears and handing the country over to greedy billionaires who only really care about themselves.

These two dynamics, I think, put us in a remarkable place in 2018 where we can say this old dream of cross-racial solidarity that has always foundered on the shoals of the value of whiteness to whites might finally be possible now -- if we can convince enough whites that seeking to be white as a source of identity is a moral disaster and a financial disaster as well.

How would you explain “dog-whistle” politics – the term is increasingly common in American political discourse but rarely properly defined? What examples would you offer of how dog-whistle politics hurt Americans on both sides of the color line?

Donald Trump went to the American people and said, “You need to worry about illegal aliens. You need to worry about Mexico sending rapists. You need to worry about Muslim terrorists.” He also said, “Crime in the black communities is awful. People can’t go outside without getting shot. We can fix that. We can ban Muslims. We can get tougher on crime in black neighborhoods. We can build a wall on the border.”

How are these examples of dog-whistle politics? On their surface, they do not mention race. They do not use a racial epithet. They do not come across as white supremacy, and yet just below the surface, that’s the narrative. It’s a narrative of racial fear.

Yes, Trump says “Muslims.” Yes, he says “Mexicans.” But his defense is that “Mexican” is a nationality or “Mexico” is a country. “Muslims” are a religion. That’s today’s dog-whistle. You have people engaging in a classic form of race-baiting that understands race as both ancestry and culture, but who then turn around and say, “These Mexicans are rapists.” That has nothing to do with race, right? That’s the dog-whistle: To use a racial provocation and to know that you’re doing such a thing. That’s the political speech.

What outcomes has this all enabled? The reality of what people are getting with Donald Trump and his Republican Party is a cabinet full of billionaires, rampant corruption, a $1.5 trillion tax cut for the very rich, a Department of Education that wants to make it easier for predatory companies to rip off people who are taking loans for a chance at a better life, an EPA that only cares about making sure polluters can make more money. This is all dog-whistle politics personified. One could not have a more powerful example of the way in which racially charged language is consistently used and where race is combined with rule by the rich.

What do we know empirically about white racial identity and public opinion in this moment of Trumpism?

The data is really compelling and very disturbing. We know that racial resentment, measured under what social scientists call the “modern racism” scale, is the No. 1 driver of support for Donald Trump. But there is an even better and more powerful means of measuring white antipathy towards people of color and government.

Since the early 1970s, what the American right-wing has been doing is conjoining race and government in the economy. Their basic message has been to fear and dislike people of color. There is another component to this as well:  Hate “big government” because it coddles “those people” with welfare and refuses to control them through criminal law. Turn away from government, trust the marketplace.

These three ideas, race, government and economy, are all linked. If you really want to understand how race is working in the United States, you really need to think about new racial frames that combine not only dislike for people of color, but also distrust in government and support for individual efforts in the marketplace.  When you look at that combination we see the correlation between those three values and support for Trump. The relationship is even more powerful than racial resentment.

There is a second component: What does race mean to whites? Race is a social construction. How is it evolving? How is it shifting? How is it responding to politics?

New research asked self-identified white people: "How important is being 'white' to you?" About 60 percent said anywhere from moderately to extremely important, and right around half said they felt that it was important for them to work together with other whites to protect the interests of whites as a group. Those are remarkable findings because what they’re telling us is there is a public etiquette of colorblindness. Whites routinely assert this set of rules when they’re trying to get people of color to stop talking about race.

Post-civil rights era racial colorblindness demands, “Hey, it’s wrong to foreground race. It’s wrong to notice it. It’s wrong to talk about it. It’s wrong to think about yourself and racial identity.” That might be the public rhetoric, but it’s not the reality, because at present somewhere upwards of half of whites are self-consciously thinking of themselves as white.

You are involved in an exciting new project which explores how we can think more strategically about the relationship between race and class in America.   

In this new research we asked a set of questions about race, class and government. We used the answers to sort the American public into three groups. We call them “base,” “persuadables” in the middle and “opposition.”

The “base” are people who basically said, “People of color are beset by structural problems. People are poor for structural reasons. Government has an important role to play.”

People who are the “opposition” took the opposite points of view. They said consistently that people of color are poor because there’s something wrong with them. Poor people are poor because there’s something wrong with them, and government is the problem. Base, we’re looking at about one-quarter of the population, 23 percent. Opposition, you’re looking at 18 percent. Let’s be crystal clear about that 18 percent. We will never get them. Their views are consistently hostile to progressive views on race, on what it means to be poor and the economy and the role of government.

But, that leaves about 60 percent of the people in the middle. This “persuadable” category constitutes three out of five Americans. With such a large group, it includes a lot of people of color. It includes a lot of Democrats. It includes a lot of union members. It also includes some Republicans, and maybe a few Trump voters, It’s a very broad group. When we look at this group, especially on race and the economy, what we found was that they held reactionary views. They would say things such as “Poverty among people of color is explained by a lack of effort.”

At the same time, they also held racially progressive views. They would toggle between the two perspectives. This was tremendously important because I think a lot of us have thought, “Wow! There’s a lot of racism out there, how are we going to overcome that?” Yes, there is a lot of racism out there, but it turns out there’s also a lot of racially progressive views. That creates the possibility of actually connecting with and activating those racially progressive views.

A common criticism of Hillary Clinton in the last campaign was that she talked too much about race and that this type of “identity politics" made her vulnerable to Trump’s right-wing “populist” message about class. How would you respond?

I think Hillary Clinton talked too much race in the wrong way. It was not the amount of time she dedicated to talking about race, but rather the way she talked about it. If we talk about race as white racism against people of color, that’s a frame which has negative effects both for whites and for people of color. What we found is that if we talk about racism that way, then white audiences feel implicated and they’re turned off. This is not at all surprising.

More surprising, we found that when we talked to communities of color and we offered a political analysis which said, “The main problem is politicians who are racists and racist voters who vote for them,” people of color were demobilized by that narrative. That story seemed to invoke 300 years of history. It made things seem insurmountable. People went very quickly from a sense of what’s politically possible to a narrative of what they could control as individuals. Whenever you see people shifting to stories of individual responsibility and what they can control, this reaffirms the right-wing framework that says, “You’re on your own. Take care of yourself. If you fail, it’s your own fault.”

Now let’s try a different frame: “Racism is a weapon of the rich that’s being used against all of us.” In our focus groups  we talked about racism as a weapon of the rich and explained that this is a "divide and distract" tactic that they are using against whites, against blacks, against brown folks, against Native Americans and Asian-Americans and immigrants. This is a weapon of the rich. This allowed whites to see how they are also targeted by the racial manipulation by the rich.

This narrative framework also allowed people of color to say, “We know that we need to fight racism, but now there’s a chance that white people might be in this fight with us too --maybe not with the same stakes, but still in this fight.”

There’s power to creating a sense of cross-racial solidarity, not alone on a moral ground because fighting racism is the right thing to do, but centered more firmly in the idea that fighting racism is the only way that white and black and brown folks are going to be able to thrive in this society. Cross-racial solidarity can defeat racism as a “divide and distract” weapon. It can get the government back on the side of people and have it create economic prosperity and racial justice for all people.

What are some narratives that you would suggest the Democrats use to defeat the Republican Party and Donald Trump?

Our research shows that there is a core narrative which progressives need to adopt.

Part one: Defeat, “divide and distract” as a tactic by insisting on cross-racial solidarity that includes whites and other communities of color.

Part two: Identify cross-racial solidarity as the way to take government back for working people and away from big business and the very rich.

Part three: Through government, build shared prosperity and promote racial justice.

Those are the three steps and it is applicable to many issues. Welfare reform, education, mass incarceration, mass deportation -- whatever policy you want to start with. The basic story is, “You know why we have mass deportation? Because politicians are running around trying to scare white people by saying that people of color are threatening. Well, they’re not. The real agenda is to distract us because we’re not paying attention to the way the rich and plutocrats are picking our collective pockets."

It doesn’t matter what issue you focus on. You can focus on the ones that are highly race-identified, like mass deportation or mass incarceration, public education and welfare. Or you can focus on issues like the environment, Wall Street regulation, and what’s happening in terms of higher education, free college, things that don’t seem directly connected to race. They’re all connected through the way in which government has been demonized.

Let’s reject distraction based on race or based on what we look like or where we come from or the gods we worship or the foods we eat, our gender, our sexual preference. Reject all of those distractions. Come together as working people to take this country back to elect the types of leaders we need -- and through these leaders demand human rights for all and a shared prosperity for all. That’s the basic narrative.

Good government, shared prosperity, human rights and shared prosperity creates a greater possibility of cross-racial solidarity. That is the message the Democrats really need to carry. If you think about 2016, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton both eventually came to the position that we need to do economic justice and racial justice. Unfortunately, neither of them had a story about how they were connected.

We need to start focusing on the way in which the rich are ripping off all the rest of us while trying to distract us with fear-mongering about undocumented immigrants or Muslims. If we can recognize and defeat that ploy then we can come together across racial lines and take this country back.

 

 

I would say that Trump’s path was eased by a half-century-long process in which the Republican Party purposefully remade itself as the white men’s party. They did this by harnessing racial demagoguery as a weapon. But the fact of the matter is that racial demagoguery is not a weapon which can be controlled. Every Republican politician who gets elected as a racial demagogue is vulnerable to being bested on the right by someone who’s even more extreme in terms of racial demagoguery.

The big advantage Donald Trump had was that he didn’t actually believe he was going to become president. Therefore he didn’t care about the fate of the Republican Party. This meant Trump had few if any constraints – beyond what worked strategically to his advantage – on his use of racial demagoguery. Because Trump was willing to go much further in terms of his racist innuendo, he ran the field on the Republicans. He took them all out.

You look at these folks: Mitt Romney had his own track record with racial demagoguery, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush started talking about deporting people. All of them were racial demagogues themselves, but they were constrained by the sense of what it might take to actually get elected, by the sense that Republicans needed a bigger base and a concern with their own integrity and public reputation. Trump was unburdened by any of that. Essentially what Donald Trump did was walk into a game that the Republicans had set up, one which had a few nominal constraints. He broke the rules and won the game.

There is a more or less straight line from John McCain and Sarah Palin to this moment with Donald Trump.

There is this deeper fear of actually naming what’s been happening in our country over the last 50 years. You have a lot of people who want to treat Trump like an anomaly and say, “Wow! That guy is out of control. If only we could back to 2016.” Here are the facts. In 2016 we were in a deep crisis as a country, a slow-moving crisis which has been on the march since the civil rights movement. Which direction are we going to go as a society? Will we proceed in the direction of multiracial democracy, or will we instead proceed away from democracy and towards rule by the rich? That question has been front and center in this country for the last 50 years. Trump didn’t raise that question. He only drew the dynamics into view.

Similarly, McCain brought Sarah Palin in and also engaged in significant racial demagoguery himself. He understood it was immoral. He understood it was racist. When McCain felt that his own election was jeopardized, he started talking about building a wall on the Mexico-U.S. border. McCain was more than happy to campaign with Donald Trump and with [former Phoenix sheriff] Joe Arpaio, and this is somebody that we know understood that those were racial demagogues. Shame on him! I think it’s a mistake to say, “Well, McCain was this wonderful centrist. If only we had more people like him.” No, McCain was very much a part of the problem.

Frankly, the people who refused to see McCain as part of the problem are part of the problem too, because they’re blinding themselves to the actual challenges we face as a country. Do we move self-confidently and purposefully towards multiracial democracy, or do we follow a set of leaders who are intentionally and strategically dividing us by race, moving us away from democracy and toward rule by the rich?

I have a standard warning I give when writing about Trump and this moment, or giving talks about it. I point out that America’s multiracial democracy is contingent and in many ways an outlier in the country’s history. White backlash under Trump and the Republican Party is a threat to post-civil rights America, a country too many people – especially younger Americans – have taken to be a norm and a given for all time. Are my worries and cautions misplaced? 

Not at all. If I were to push back at all, I’d say it’s not clear to me that we have yet achieved a multiracial democracy that we might be in the process of losing. We moved dramatically in that direction in the 1960s, but then, very quickly, progress was cut off. Definitions are important. When I use the term “multiracial democracy,” I mean a democracy in which all people are fully enfranchised and people are not disenfranchised in a way that significantly parallels the country’s racial hierarchy. When have we had that in the United States?

Since the mid-1970s, we’ve been moving back quite aggressively from that ideal. If you look at what’s been happening with the Republican Party, essentially from 1980 onward, they came to understand that their election depended upon disenfranchising people of color. They have been aggressively pursuing the disenfranchisement of people of color through such policies as felony disenfranchisement laws, gerrymandering and now this whole narrative about almost nonexistent “voter fraud.”

Meanwhile, of course, these are the same Republicans who will not lift a finger to ensure that our voting systems are protected against hacking by Russia. There is a profoundly antidemocratic impulse at work on the American right wing, and it’s embodied institutionally in the Republican Party. It has forestalled any actual move towards multiracial democracy.

This hostility towards multiracial democracy is part of a hostility by Republicans and conservatives to democracy more generally. For example, the rule of law, freedom of the press and what is happening with America’s courts from the appellate to the federal system also show how the conservative movement is hostile to democracy. Trump is just more obvious about it.

The right-wing assault on the judicial branch is also a clear example of how conservatism and racism are one and the same thing in America at present.

Yes, although I would not go that far. I would say that the Federalist Society for example takes a view of race relations which they claim is “anti-racist.” Yet it’s a view that tends to ensure the continuation of white dominance. But this is not just Trump. Conservatives have been engaged in a purposeful remaking of the courts that has two complementary parts. This is pure “dog-whistle” politics.

One part is to attack the courts for their recent role in promoting racial integration and gender equality and to say, “Well, the courts are full of activist judges.” In this logic, the courts do not deserve legitimacy because they are promoting this illegitimate liberal agenda of integration and gender equality: “We have to get rid of activist judges.” What that means in practice is that we have to install court justices who are hostile to the basic idea that human rights should exist for everybody in society.

The other half of this logic and strategy is that conservatives are going to take the opportunity to put on the court justices and judges who are friendly to the business community. This is part of one big strategy.

The more we shut down human rights as a society, the more we create space to open up for a pro-business orientation. What we have in the Supreme Court as it exists now – and where Brett Kavanaugh will only make this worse – is an institution that is historically one of the most hostile to civil rights and one of the friendliest to big business. That is a product of dog-whistle politics.

How does this work? Right-wing politicians say to voters, “Hey! People of color are a threat. You know who else is a threat? Government and in particular, the courts, because the courts keep forcing you to have to deal with these people. Let’s remake the courts so that you’re protected from these activist judges.”

In the process of remaking the courts, they install business-friendly judges who are busy making life difficult for unions, making life difficult for people who want to sue corporations, making life wonderful for big money in politics, making life wonderful for polluters.

These are the wages of dog-whistle politics: The promise that you’re going to be protected from people of color and activist judges and government that protects them, when in reality what you’re really going to get is a judicial system and a government that helps rig the rules for the new plutocrats.

Here is an obvious and common objection by conservatives – especially College Republican types who still have Ayn Rand in their back pocket – to your observation. “We have to free business and get rid of regulations because capitalism and the market are antithetical to racism. Those are market inefficiencies. If we just free business, then racism will go away.” 

Anybody who says that is not paying attention to what’s actually happening in the economy. The whole idea of unfettered competition, that’s just theoretical libertarian nonsense. One would have to be crazy to believe that stuff.

What you really have is not deregulation, but re-regulation on the part of the corporations and the family dynasties and the lobbyists themselves. This is the rich writing the rules for themselves, and they write the rules in ways that protect them from market competition and liability when in the course of making billions they do damage to regular people.

The whole sort of college libertarian thinking is so much self-induced blindness about what’s lurking behind these arguments. It wouldn’t take but 15 or 20 minutes of serious reading to discover that very few people are actually serious about a deregulated marketplace. It wouldn’t take that much more to discover that many of the big libertarians, including Rand Paul and his father, are people who came to libertarianism as a way of opposing civil rights.

It doesn’t take that much reflection to recognize that libertarianism as a political ideology is most attractive to young (white) men of great means who can, because of their age and gender, imagine themselves as dominant and heroic and self-sufficient. And also because of their privilege and means, these same libertarians don’t worry about how they are going to pay for education, how they are going to pay for health care, how they are going to pay for shelter, how they are going to pay for food. They have not experienced the hardships of life or its sudden reversals.

Ultimately, there is a type of political and psychological immaturity to libertarianism. There is also a disregard for human rights, through libertarianism, for many different people in our society.

What are some examples of how racism actually hurts white people? Of course, there is what the historian and sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois famously described as the “psychological wages of whiteness.” But there is a huge material component to whiteness as well.

I think you’ve hit on a really critical point. What is the relationship between most white people today, in 2018, and whiteness as an identity? Being considered “white” is a type of social identity. But in this moment with Trump we have an opportunity to show white folks that seeking meaning in being white is actually very dangerous to their welfare and the welfare of their children. In a remarkable way, given the politics of this crisis, we’re in a different position in 2018 than we were in 1968 -- let alone than we were in the 1600s -- to make this point.

For centuries the radical idea has been cross-racial solidarity between working people. But the reality has also been that the psychological and material benefits of whiteness have been enormous and thus sufficient to win over the loyalty of many whites. Whiteness has granted certainty about one’s place in society, one’s own inherent goodness, one’s own rationality, one’s human capacity, one’s ability to engage in self-governance.

Whiteness also provided jobs, neighborhoods, houses, the clubs, the churches, etc. These are tremendous benefits. How do they compare to the one percent, or the one-tenth of one percent, in terms of class and money? Relatively speaking, they're crumbs. But these wages of whiteness are still significant.

What has happened in 2018, by comparison? Two different things. On the one hand, if we think about the psychological wages of whiteness, for many whites those wages have been going down because of the civil rights movement, and going down in a way that I think many whites would actually describe as positive. That is, many whites have internalized the idea that foregrounding your sense of self in race pride is racist, immoral and ugly.

That has diminished the value of thinking of yourself as white. I can’t really be proud of being white: That’s morally wrong. That reduces the psychological wages of whiteness. Now, to be absolutely clear, many whites are fighting to reaffirm the wages of whiteness. This is the real meaning of Trump’s slogan, “Make America Great Again.”

On the other hand, what’s happened to the material wages of whiteness? Those have been going down as American society racially integrated. But even more profoundly, white racial fear has been weaponized by the rich over the last 50 years through dog-whistle politics. This is the basis upon which many whites have been convinced to support a siphoning of wealth from themselves and their families skywards, up into the economic stratosphere for the plutocrats.

With Donald Trump, progressives have a chance to make two critical points to whites. Critical point No. 1: Think about the psychological wages of whiteness in terms of Trump. Trump exemplifies what it means to build your identity around being proud of being white. It means to be a liar. It means to be cruel. It means to dehumanize others. It means to steal from others. It means to be a bully and a cheat. That’s what it means if you want to build your identity around white pride.

Second, look at Trump and ask yourself: Is whiteness helping regular white folks, or is whiteness just a weapon that billionaires can use against everybody? Trump gives us the opportunity to say to many whites that the biggest financial threat in your life comes from other whites voting their racial fears and handing the country over to greedy billionaires who only really care about themselves.

These two dynamics, I think, put us in a remarkable place in 2018 where we can say this old dream of cross-racial solidarity that has always foundered on the shoals of the value of whiteness to whites might finally be possible now -- if we can convince enough whites that seeking to be white as a source of identity is a moral disaster and a financial disaster as well.

How would you explain “dog-whistle” politics – the term is increasingly common in American political discourse but rarely properly defined? What examples would you offer of how dog-whistle politics hurt Americans on both sides of the color line?

Donald Trump went to the American people and said, “You need to worry about illegal aliens. You need to worry about Mexico sending rapists. You need to worry about Muslim terrorists.” He also said, “Crime in the black communities is awful. People can’t go outside without getting shot. We can fix that. We can ban Muslims. We can get tougher on crime in black neighborhoods. We can build a wall on the border.”

How are these examples of dog-whistle politics? On their surface, they do not mention race. They do not use a racial epithet. They do not come across as white supremacy, and yet just below the surface, that’s the narrative. It’s a narrative of racial fear.

Yes, Trump says “Muslims.” Yes, he says “Mexicans.” But his defense is that “Mexican” is a nationality or “Mexico” is a country. “Muslims” are a religion. That’s today’s dog-whistle. You have people engaging in a classic form of race-baiting that understands race as both ancestry and culture, but who then turn around and say, “These Mexicans are rapists.” That has nothing to do with race, right? That’s the dog-whistle: To use a racial provocation and to know that you’re doing such a thing. That’s the political speech.

What outcomes has this all enabled? The reality of what people are getting with Donald Trump and his Republican Party is a cabinet full of billionaires, rampant corruption, a $1.5 trillion tax cut for the very rich, a Department of Education that wants to make it easier for predatory companies to rip off people who are taking loans for a chance at a better life, an EPA that only cares about making sure polluters can make more money. This is all dog-whistle politics personified. One could not have a more powerful example of the way in which racially charged language is consistently used and where race is combined with rule by the rich.

What do we know empirically about white racial identity and public opinion in this moment of Trumpism?

The data is really compelling and very disturbing. We know that racial resentment, measured under what social scientists call the “modern racism” scale, is the No. 1 driver of support for Donald Trump. But there is an even better and more powerful means of measuring white antipathy towards people of color and government.

Since the early 1970s, what the American right-wing has been doing is conjoining race and government in the economy. Their basic message has been to fear and dislike people of color. There is another component to this as well:  Hate “big government” because it coddles “those people” with welfare and refuses to control them through criminal law. Turn away from government, trust the marketplace.

These three ideas, race, government and economy, are all linked. If you really want to understand how race is working in the United States, you really need to think about new racial frames that combine not only dislike for people of color, but also distrust in government and support for individual efforts in the marketplace.  When you look at that combination we see the correlation between those three values and support for Trump. The relationship is even more powerful than racial resentment.

There is a second component: What does race mean to whites? Race is a social construction. How is it evolving? How is it shifting? How is it responding to politics?

New research asked self-identified white people: "How important is being 'white' to you?" About 60 percent said anywhere from moderately to extremely important, and right around half said they felt that it was important for them to work together with other whites to protect the interests of whites as a group. Those are remarkable findings because what they’re telling us is there is a public etiquette of colorblindness. Whites routinely assert this set of rules when they’re trying to get people of color to stop talking about race.

Post-civil rights era racial colorblindness demands, “Hey, it’s wrong to foreground race. It’s wrong to notice it. It’s wrong to talk about it. It’s wrong to think about yourself and racial identity.” That might be the public rhetoric, but it’s not the reality, because at present somewhere upwards of half of whites are self-consciously thinking of themselves as white.

You are involved in an exciting new project which explores how we can think more strategically about the relationship between race and class in America.   

In this new research we asked a set of questions about race, class and government. We used the answers to sort the American public into three groups. We call them “base,” “persuadables” in the middle and “opposition.”

The “base” are people who basically said, “People of color are beset by structural problems. People are poor for structural reasons. Government has an important role to play.”

People who are the “opposition” took the opposite points of view. They said consistently that people of color are poor because there’s something wrong with them. Poor people are poor because there’s something wrong with them, and government is the problem. Base, we’re looking at about one-quarter of the population, 23 percent. Opposition, you’re looking at 18 percent. Let’s be crystal clear about that 18 percent. We will never get them. Their views are consistently hostile to progressive views on race, on what it means to be poor and the economy and the role of government.

But, that leaves about 60 percent of the people in the middle. This “persuadable” category constitutes three out of five Americans. With such a large group, it includes a lot of people of color. It includes a lot of Democrats. It includes a lot of union members. It also includes some Republicans, and maybe a few Trump voters, It’s a very broad group. When we look at this group, especially on race and the economy, what we found was that they held reactionary views. They would say things such as “Poverty among people of color is explained by a lack of effort.”

At the same time, they also held racially progressive views. They would toggle between the two perspectives. This was tremendously important because I think a lot of us have thought, “Wow! There’s a lot of racism out there, how are we going to overcome that?” Yes, there is a lot of racism out there, but it turns out there’s also a lot of racially progressive views. That creates the possibility of actually connecting with and activating those racially progressive views.

A common criticism of Hillary Clinton in the last campaign was that she talked too much about race and that this type of “identity politics" made her vulnerable to Trump’s right-wing “populist” message about class. How would you respond?

I think Hillary Clinton talked too much race in the wrong way. It was not the amount of time she dedicated to talking about race, but rather the way she talked about it. If we talk about race as white racism against people of color, that’s a frame which has negative effects both for whites and for people of color. What we found is that if we talk about racism that way, then white audiences feel implicated and they’re turned off. This is not at all surprising.

More surprising, we found that when we talked to communities of color and we offered a political analysis which said, “The main problem is politicians who are racists and racist voters who vote for them,” people of color were demobilized by that narrative. That story seemed to invoke 300 years of history. It made things seem insurmountable. People went very quickly from a sense of what’s politically possible to a narrative of what they could control as individuals. Whenever you see people shifting to stories of individual responsibility and what they can control, this reaffirms the right-wing framework that says, “You’re on your own. Take care of yourself. If you fail, it’s your own fault.”

Now let’s try a different frame: “Racism is a weapon of the rich that’s being used against all of us.” In our focus groups  we talked about racism as a weapon of the rich and explained that this is a "divide and distract" tactic that they are using against whites, against blacks, against brown folks, against Native Americans and Asian-Americans and immigrants. This is a weapon of the rich. This allowed whites to see how they are also targeted by the racial manipulation by the rich.

This narrative framework also allowed people of color to say, “We know that we need to fight racism, but now there’s a chance that white people might be in this fight with us too --maybe not with the same stakes, but still in this fight.”

There’s power to creating a sense of cross-racial solidarity, not alone on a moral ground because fighting racism is the right thing to do, but centered more firmly in the idea that fighting racism is the only way that white and black and brown folks are going to be able to thrive in this society. Cross-racial solidarity can defeat racism as a “divide and distract” weapon. It can get the government back on the side of people and have it create economic prosperity and racial justice for all people.

What are some narratives that you would suggest the Democrats use to defeat the Republican Party and Donald Trump?

Our research shows that there is a core narrative which progressives need to adopt.

Part one: Defeat, “divide and distract” as a tactic by insisting on cross-racial solidarity that includes whites and other communities of color.

Part two: Identify cross-racial solidarity as the way to take government back for working people and away from big business and the very rich.

Part three: Through government, build shared prosperity and promote racial justice.

Those are the three steps and it is applicable to many issues. Welfare reform, education, mass incarceration, mass deportation -- whatever policy you want to start with. The basic story is, “You know why we have mass deportation? Because politicians are running around trying to scare white people by saying that people of color are threatening. Well, they’re not. The real agenda is to distract us because we’re not paying attention to the way the rich and plutocrats are picking our collective pockets."

It doesn’t matter what issue you focus on. You can focus on the ones that are highly race-identified, like mass deportation or mass incarceration, public education and welfare. Or you can focus on issues like the environment, Wall Street regulation, and what’s happening in terms of higher education, free college, things that don’t seem directly connected to race. They’re all connected through the way in which government has been demonized.

Let’s reject distraction based on race or based on what we look like or where we come from or the gods we worship or the foods we eat, our gender, our sexual preference. Reject all of those distractions. Come together as working people to take this country back to elect the types of leaders we need -- and through these leaders demand human rights for all and a shared prosperity for all. That’s the basic narrative.

Good government, shared prosperity, human rights and shared prosperity creates a greater possibility of cross-racial solidarity. That is the message the Democrats really need to carry. If you think about 2016, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton both eventually came to the position that we need to do economic justice and racial justice. Unfortunately, neither of them had a story about how they were connected.

We need to start focusing on the way in which the rich are ripping off all the rest of us while trying to distract us with fear-mongering about undocumented immigrants or Muslims. If we can recognize and defeat that ploy then we can come together across racial lines and take this country back.

 


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A look at the age of Trump from November 2016 to November 2018 -- and beyond

Who could forget that moment?  The blue [red] wave -- long promised but also doubted -- had, however modestly [however massively], hit Washington and [the Democrats had just retaken Congress] [the Republicans had held Congress] [the Democrats had taken the House].  The media, Fox News and the usual right-wing websites aside, hailed the moment. [Fox News and the usual right-wing websites cheered the president on.] Donald Trump’s grip on America had finally been broken [reinforced].  Celebrations were widespread.  Congressional investigations, possibly even impeachment, were only months and a new Congress away [were now a faint memory], and it was then, of course, that the unexpected struck.  It was then that President Trump, citing national security concerns and a crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, began the process whose end point we, of course, already know...

Okay, consider that the dystopian me speaking.  We don’t, of course, really know how our story yet ends, not faintly.  While I was writing this piece, I didn’t even know how Tuesday’s vote would turn out, though by the time you read it, you may.  Given the experience of election 2016, it would take a brave [foolish] soul to make a prediction this time around.

I certainly learned a lesson that November.  During the previous months of campaigning that election season, I never wrote a piece at TomDispatch that didn’t leave open the possibility of Donald Trump winning the presidency.  In the couple of weeks before that fateful November day, however, I got hooked on the polling results and on Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight website and became convinced that Hillary Clinton was a shoo-in.

Of course, I was in good company.  As Michael Wolff would later report in his bestselling book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, on election eve, few in the Trump campaign, including the candidate himself, expected to win.  Most of them, again including The Donald, were already trying to parlay what they assumed was an assured loss into their next jobs or activities, including in the candidate’s case a possible “Trump network.”

So when, sometime after midnight, reality finally began to sink in -- fittingly enough, I had a 103-degree fever and was considering heading for an emergency room -- I was as disbelieving as the president-to-be. (He had, Wolff tells us, “assured” his wife, Melania, who was reportedly in tears of anything but joy that night, that he would never win and that she would never find herself in the White House.)  By then, it was for me a fever dream to imagine that bizarre, belligerent, orange-haired salesman-cum-con-artist entering the Oval Office.

Honestly, I shouldn’t have been the least bit surprised.  During election campaign 2016, I grasped much of this.  I wrote of the future president, for instance, as a con artist (particularly in reference to those taxes of his that we couldn’t see) and how Hillary Clinton’s crew hadn’t grasped the obvious: that many Americans would admire him for gaming the system, even if they couldn’t do the same themselves.  As I wrote at the time: “It’s something Donald Trump knows in his bones, even if all those pundits and commentators and pollsters (and for that matter Hillary Clinton’s advisers) don’t: Americans love a con man.”

I also saw that he was daring in ways unimaginable to an American politician -- because, of course, he wasn’t one -- particularly in promoting his slogan, MAGA, whose key word few of the political cognoscenti paid the slightest attention to: “again.”  At that moment, for presidents or politicians who wanted to become just that, it was obligatory to claim that the United States wasn’t just great but the greatest, most exceptional, most indispensable land ever.  (As Hillary Clinton typically put it that election season: “America is indispensable -- and exceptional -- because of our values.”)  Trump’s “again” in Make America Great Again suggested something quite different and so rang a bell in the heartland.  In the process, he became America’s first declinist presidential candidate. Early that October, I wrote this:

“[A] significant part of the white working class, at least, feels as if, whether economically or psychologically, its back is up against the wall and there’s nowhere left to go.  Under such circumstances, many of these voters have evidently decided that they’re ready to send a literal loose cannon into the White House; they’re willing, that is, to take a chance on the roof collapsing, even if it collapses on them. That is the new and unrecognizable role that Donald Trump has filled.  It’s hard to conjure up another example of it in our recent past. The Donald represents, as a friend of mine likes to say, the suicide bomber in us all. And voting for him, among other things, will be an act of nihilism, a mood that fits well with imperial decline.

“Think of him as a message in a bottle washing up on our shore...”

And yet, on that day of decision, I evidently reverted to the boy I had once been, the boy who grew up with a vision of an idealized America that would always do the right thing.  So I was shocked to the core by Donald Trump’s victory.

In that fever dream of a night, when he washed up on all our shores, I had certainly been trumped, but then, so had he, so had we all.  Under the circumstances, I’m sure you’ll understand why I’ve remained hesitant about putting my faith in polls in this election season or giving special significance to reports that the White House staff was glum as hell about the coming midterms and expected the worst. (After all, mightn’t this be that Michael Wolff election night all over again?)

The American Shooting Gallery

Two years after that fateful November night in 2016, we’re still living in a fever dream of some sort, enveloped 24/7 by the universe of President Trump and the “fake news media,” that provides him and the rest of us with a strange, all-encompassing echo chamber.  America, you might say, now has a 103-degree temperature and there isn’t an emergency room in sight.

And it’s unlikely to get better, whatever happens in the midterm elections.  Those who expect that a Democratic victory or a devastating Mueller reportin the weeks to come will be the beginning of the end for the Trump presidency (or, for that matter, that the victory of an ever more extreme Republican Party will simply prove more of the grisly same) might want to reconsider. Perhaps it's worth weighing other grimmer possibilities in the as-yet-unending rise of what’s still called “right-wing populism,” not just locally but globally.  Here in the United States, with hate and venom surging (and, yes indeed, being encouraged by President Trump for his own purposes), a genuinely ugly strain central to this country’s history is being resurrected.  In the process, a burgeoning number of deeply disturbed (and deeply animated) figures from among the most over-armed civilian population on the planet -- Yemen, of all the grim places, comes in a distant second -- are turning this country into a shooting gallery.

Win or lose today, don’t think that the Donald Trump we have is the one we’re fated to have until the day he goes down in flames. He is distinctly a work in progress, or perhaps it would be more accurate to say: in regress.  In that context, let me mention an evolution of a grim sort in my own thinking over the last two years.

For some time now there have been both thinkers and activists who have been convinced that Donald Trump is an American Mussolini, an outright fascist.  (According to his ex-wife, in the early 1990s he kept a book of Hitler’s speeches by his bedside and, during the 2016 election campaign, he retweeted a Mussolini quote, defending himself for doing so.)  I’ve always disagreed, however.  To my mind, he’s clearly been a man who wants to be idolized and adulated (as happens at any of his rallies) -- wants, that is, to have fans, not (in the fascistic sense) followers; applause and the eternal spotlight, not a social movement.  That, it seems to me, has been an accurate description of the president who entered the Oval Office and occupied it in such a suggestive way these last nearly two years.  But I’ve recently started to wonder.  After all, once upon a time, Donald Trump wasn’t a Republican either.  Let’s face it, he’s a quick learner when it comes to whatever may benefit The Donald.

And keep in mind that he entered an unsettled world already well preparedfor such a presidency by his predecessors in Washington.  If the fascist or, if you prefer, autocratic tendency that lurks in him and in the situation that surrounds him does come out more fully, he will obviously be aided by the ever more imperial presidency that was created in the decades before he left Trump Tower for the White House.

When he entered the Oval Office, he found there a presidency in which -- particularly on the subject of war (the president was, for instance, already America’s global assassin-in-chief) -- his powers increasingly stood outside both Congress and the Constitution. The weapons he’s now bringing to bear, including executive orders and the U.S. military, were already well prepared for him.  The refugees he makes such effective use of, whether from Syria or Central America, came to him, at least in part, thanks to this country’s war and other policies that had already roiled significant parts of the planet.  Before entering the Oval Office, the only aspect of such preparations he had any role in was the increasingly staggering inequalitythat gave a “populist” billionaire president, always ready to put more money in the hands of his .01% pals, a pained but receptive audience in the heartland.

In other words, this world and the fever dream that goes with it were Donald Trump’s oyster before he ever lifted a finger in the White House.  As a result, no election results, no matter whether the Democrats or the Republicans “win,” are likely to bring that temperature down.  In fact, if the Democrats do take the House (or even Congress), Donald Trump is unlikely to become more pliable.  If the Mueller report results in impeachment proceedings in the House, he won’t be humbled.  In the face of any such development, my guess is that his impulse will be to become more autocratic, more imperial, and even possibly more fascistic.  And the same may hold if the Republicans hang onto both houses of Congress.

Waiting for the Red Hats

Even before the vote was in, the evidence was there.  In the lead-up to the election, 5,000-plus U.S. troops (or maybe 15,000?) are headed for the U.S.-Mexico border to deal with what the president has called both an “invasion” and a “national emergency.” ("Fake news!") There, those troops will essentially twiddle their thumbs (since they are legally allowed to do little) simply because the president wanted it so.  There may, in fact, be two soldiers for every desperate refugee, including children and babies, headed toward the U.S. border in that now notorious “caravan” from Honduras.  In other words, on a whim, Donald Trump is already capable of building a wall (of troops) at that border.  The question worth asking is this: In an embattled near-future moment in which a truly Trumpian military figure (think of “him” as the next John Bolton) is in place as secretary of defense and another “national emergency” is declared, where might those troops go next because the president wanted it so?

In the days before the election, the president also threatened to sign an executive order to nullify birthright citizenship -- in the process, threatening to functionally nullify the Constitution (see the 14th Amendment), while bringing back to life the ugliest strains of American racial history just because he wanted it so.  At the moment, he might not even sign that order or, if he does, it might go down big time in Congress and the courts.  But who knows what the future of an executive-order presidency holds, especially with another Supreme Court justice pick or two in place, no matter who controls Congress?

As for those rallies of his: tell me you can’t conceive of a future America in which his adulatory crowds have stopped simply cheering and shouting for him (“Build the wall!” “Lock her up!”) and are now marching for him as well.  Is it really so hard to imagine a future in which there would be a place for a Trump Corps or for “the Red Hats”; for, that is, the kind of social movement that would no longer be confined to the arenas and stadiums of red-state America or even the polling booths of Election Day, one that might indeed be in the streets of this country at the beck and call of a fierce and autocratic billionaire?

In an increasingly unsettled world, an Autocrats, Incorporated moment globally, with an ever more powerful chief executive, and a right wing still on the march, everything that Donald Trump inherited could certainly be intensified further.  And he might be just the man to do it.  In a world in which Congress is no longer fully in his camp, in which legal charges against him, his family, and his cronies only grow, to adapt a title from a Russian novel of the early twentieth century, unquiet could flow The Don -- and in that lies peril for us all.   

Now, excuse me, I’m heading out to vote. 

Tom Engelhardt is a co-founder of theAmerican Empire Projectand the author of a history of the Cold War,The End of Victory Culture. He is a fellow of theNation Instituteand runsTomDispatch.com. His sixth and latest book isA Nation Unmade by War (Dispatch Books).

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Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/06/2018 -- Global Pulmonary Drug Delivery Devices Market - Snapshot

Pulmonary drug delivery devices are devices that hold medicine, which is taken by inhaling (breathing). These devices can provide the drug/ medicine in the form of mist or powder, which is effective to treat pulmonary indications such as asthma, COPD, and cystic fibrosis.

The global pulmonary drug delivery devices market was valued at approximately US$ 35,000 Mn in 2017. It is anticipated to reach a value of nearly US$ 46,000 Mn by 2026, expanding at a CAGR of about 3.0% from 2018 to 2026. Increase in prevalence and incidence of respiratory diseases, increasing population of smokers, rise in prescription of combination therapies, digitalization of respiratory inhaler devices, increase in geriatric population, high unmet needs, high R&D in asthma and COPD treatment, and rise in number of awareness programs are likely to drive the global pulmonary drug delivery devices market during the forecast period.

However, patent expiry of blockbuster brands, regulatory hurdles, low cost generic competition, and lack of skilled professionals are anticipated to restrain the global pulmonary drug delivery devices market in the near future. However, emerging economies such as India, China, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, and South Africa offer immense opportunities to the pulmonary drug market. Major reasons include large number of underserved patients, rise in proportion of urban population, and insurance policies. Moreover, governments of countries mentioned above have taken initiatives to educate the people regarding awareness about pulmonary (respiratory) diseases such as asthma, PAH, COPD, and management of the diseases.

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The global pulmonary drug delivery devices market has witnessed various technological advancements. Examples of recent developments in the field are introduction of QVAR RediHaler inhalation aerosol in the U.S. for treatment of asthma in patients who are 4 years older or above by Teva Pharmaceuticals, in February 2018, and introduction of inhalation powder (AirDuo RespiClick) and its generic product for the treatment of asthma patients (older than 12 years) by Teva Pharmaceuticals, in April 2017. Apart from Teva, Roche launched Xolair for treatment of asthma for children in the U.S, in August 2017. This has helped the company improve its overall work efficiency.

The global pulmonary drug delivery devices market has been segmented in terms of product, distribution channel, application, and region. In terms of product, the global pulmonary drug delivery devices market has been classified into dry powder inhalers, metered dose inhalers, and nebulizers. Furthermore, the dry powder inhalers segment has been sub-segmented into single dose inhalers and multi-dose inhalers, while the metered dose inhalers segment has been split into manually-actuated pressurized inhaler and breath-actuated pressurized inhaler.

Additionally, the nebulizers segment has been further sub-segmented into jet nebulizers, ultrasonic wave nebulizers, and vibrating mesh nebulizers. The dry powder inhaler segment is likely to maintain its dominance of the market during the forecast period due to uniform distribution of the drug, small dose variation, good flow ability, adequate physical stability in the device before usage, and good performance in terms of emitted dose and fine particle fraction.

In terms of application, the global pulmonary drug delivery devices market has been segregated into asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, and others. However, the robust pipeline for asthma and COPD drugs by key players is expected to boost the asthma segment during the forecast period.

In terms of distribution channel, the global pulmonary drug delivery devices market has been bifurcated into retail pharmacies, hospital pharmacies, and e-commerce. Increasing home health care services and patients who are unable to visit hospitals regularly are likely to drive the retail pharmacies segment in the near future.

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North America and Europe are anticipated to be dominant markets for pulmonary drug delivery devices. High prevalence of diseases and well-established health care infrastructure that enables proper diagnosis of diseases such as cystic fibrosis and COPD contribute to the high market share held by these regions.

Prevalence of diseases such as cystic fibrosis, which is particularly common among Caucasians of Northern European descent and among Hispanics and American Indians, propels the pulmonary drug delivery devices market Europe. Asia Pacific is expected to be the highly attractive market, particularly for generics as compared to branded pulmonary drugs and delivery devices. Unmet medical needs and inadequate health care facilities in rural areas and high percent of low and middle income groups restrain the market in Asia Pacific

Key companies operating in the global pulmonary drug delivery devices market and profiled in the report include GlaxoSmithKline plc, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, AstraZeneca plc, Koninklijke Philips N.V., 3M Healthcare, Omron Corporation, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Novartis AG, Merck & Co., Inc., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., MannKind Corporation, Mylan N.V., Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., PARI GmbH, and Nypro Healthcare Inc. (Jabil Circuit Inc.)

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          Methyl Methacrylate Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Market Is Anticipated to Generate Significant Revenues by - 2026      Cache   Translate Page      

Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/06/2018 -- MABS is an amorphous thermoplastic polymer, which is a copolymer of methyl methacrylate (MMA), styrene, acrylonitrile, and butadiene. The polymer provides exceptional properties such as high impact strength, resistance to various chemicals, and excellent transparency. Transparency is one of the important features of MABS, as it allows creation of visual effects, such as shine, deep color, and pearlescent effect, in final products. This property also allows for MABS to be printed on. As a result, MABS is used in design-oriented fields and is preferred due to the ease of processing.

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MABS is a specialty polymer belonging to the styrenic polymers family. It offers properties that closely resemble the properties offered by ABS. MABS is a preferred material that is employed in medical applications such as connectors, dialysis housings, filters, and transparent components in ventilators. Demand for methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (MABS) is anticipated to increase at a higher pace than that for other polymers in the near future.

Methyl Methacrylate Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (MABS) Market: Trends & Segmentation

MABS resembles acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) in terms of properties. Therefore, it is used in high-end applications such as medical and pharmaceuticals. MABS retains its specialty nature and is one of the more expensive polymers compared to other commodity polymers. It also exhibits electrical properties that are consistent over a varied series of frequencies. It is highly used in mechanical applications. MABS offers a combination of properties: toughness of polybutadiene rubber along with strength and rigidity of acrylonitrile and styrene polymers.

Impact resistance and toughness offered by methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (MABS) are two of its most critical mechanical properties. Furthermore, modifications can be made to methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (MABS) to further enhance its toughness and resistance to heat and impact. Impact resistance of methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (MABS) is not much affected with temperature fluctuations. This enables its usage in different medical applications. Two types of MABS are available in the market: high impact resistance and medium impact resistance.

Based on end-user industry, the methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (MABS) market can be divided into medical, electrical appliances, packaging, consumer products, and others.

Methyl Methacrylate Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (MABS) Market: Region-wise Outlook

In terms of geography, the global methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (MABS) market can be segregated into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific, followed by Europe, is a major region of the global methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (MABS) market. The region leads in terms of production as well as consumption.

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In terms of consumption, Western Europe held significant share of the methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (MABS) market in Europe in 2017. Other than Western Europe, major developments in the methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (MABS) market have been observed in Russia and Turkey.

The U.S. accounted for significant share of the methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (MABS) market in North America in 2017. It ranked second (after China) in terms of demand for styrenic polymers in the world in 2017. Mexico is the leading country of the methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (MABS) market in Latin America, led by the presence of manufacturing facilities of some of the leading players in the region.

Methyl Methacrylate Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (MABS) Market: Key Players

Key players operating in the methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (MABS) market include Chi Mei Corporation, BASF SE, INEOS STYROLUTION Group GmbH, Toray Industries Inc. and Denka Company Limited. Manufacturers operating in the methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (MABS) market are focusing on product development activities to provide better flow, lower warpage, and greater adhesion of MABS to other substrates. Companies provide methyl methacrylate acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (MABS) of different grades for various applications in a number of end-user industries.

INEOS STYROLUTION Group GmbH offers MABS under the brand name TERLUX. It is used in medical applications such as IV systems & fluid delivery, mobile & digital health, labware, surgical equipment, and respiratory & drug delivery devices.

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          Ewing Sarcoma Treatment Market to Witness Comprehensive Growth by 2025      Cache   Translate Page      

Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/06/2018 -- Ewing sarcoma is a destructive sarcoma of the soft tissue and the bones, which can occur at any age with the maximum rate of incidence recorded in young adults and adolescents. The treatment of Ewing sarcoma depends on multiple approaches, including risk-adapted, intensive, adjuvant and neo-adjuvant chemotherapies with radiotherapy and/or surgery for control of the possible metastatic and primary sites of the disease.

The optimization of Ewing sarcoma multiple modalities of therapeutic strategies has rose from efforts of numerous national and international groups in North America and Europe to form cooperation between medical oncologists and pediatrics. Ewing sarcoma is the second most frequently diagnosed form of primary bone cancer in children and young adults. The disease can occur in any individual at any age, but it is uncommon in people aged over 30 years. It develops most commonly in individuals aged between 10 and 20 years, who are witnessing rapid growth of bones.

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Increasing incidence of Ewing sarcoma worldwide and initiatives taken by government organizations to reduce the rate of morbidity caused by Ewing sarcoma are factors driving the Ewing sarcoma treatment market. Currently, no approved treatments are available for Ewing sarcoma. This has led to increase in research and development activities to launch an approved treatment for Ewing sarcoma by leading players.

The global market for Ewing sarcoma treatment can be segmented based on type, diagnostic test, treatment, end-user, and geography. Based on type, the market has been categorized into extra osseous Ewing sarcoma, Askin tumor, and primitive neuroectodermal tumor. Extra osseous Ewing sarcoma is related with tumor in soft tissue, while Askin tumor is related with Ewing sarcoma that appears in the chest wall.

Primitive neuroectodermal tumor is related with Ewing sarcoma wherein cells looks like nerve cells. Based on diagnostic test, the Ewing sarcoma treatment market has been segmented into CT scan, MRI scan, biopsy of the bone marrow, and blood tests. Based on treatment, the market has been divided into chemotherapy, surgery, and radiotherapy. Based on end-user, the Ewing sarcoma treatment market has been classified into hospitals, cancer treating centers, and specialty clinics.

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Based on geography, the global Ewing sarcoma treatment market can be segmented into five major regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Furthermore, the North America Ewing Sarcoma treatment market has been sub-segmented into U.S. and Canada. The Ewing sarcoma treatment market in Europe has been sub-divided into Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, and Rest of Europe. The Ewing sarcoma treatment market in Asia Pacific has been sub-segmented into China, Japan, India, Australia & New Zealand, and Rest of Asia Pacific.

The Latin America Ewing sarcoma treatment market has been sub-divided into Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America. The Ewing sarcoma treatment market in Middle East & Africa has been sub-segmented into GCC, South Africa, Israel, and Rest of Middle East & Africa. North America dominates the global Ewing sarcoma treatment market, followed by Europe. Key factors driving the market in these two regions are growing awareness about Ewing Sarcoma amongst adults and availability of sophisticated and technologically advanced treatment options in these regions. The rate of incidence of Ewing sarcoma is lower in Asia and Africa.

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Some of the top players operating in the global Ewing sarcoma treatment market are Gradalis, Pfizer Inc., Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited, Genzyme Corporation, NantPharma, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Celgene Corporation, Eli Lilly and Company, Bayer AG, Novartis AG, Ignyta, and Esai Co., Ltd.

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Election Day A Test Of Democrat Resistance To Trumpism

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          1100 Illegal Immigrants Apprehended Daily Along U.S.-Mexico Border, Say Feds      Cache   Translate Page      
WEB Notes: No doubt the reader walks away thinking, yeah, those illegals were caught. Not quite. They are not turned around and sent packing, they are helped into the nation from previous reports. During Fiscal Year 2018 (which ended on September...

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          Big agriculture helped destroy monarch butterfly habitats–now it’s trying to save them      Cache   Translate Page      

Over the past couple of decades, monarch butterflies, one of the most recognizable (and important) visitors to gardens across North America, have been declining in number–as much as 95% of the population has disappeared since the 1980s. The reasons are numerous: Mexico, where the pollinators migrate to escape harsh winters, has eliminated many of the trees where monarchs flock, and severe and unpredictable weather due to climate change has disrupted populations. And in the Midwest, where monarchs are most populous, farming practices that lean heavily on herbicides and pesticides are killing off native milkweed plants, where monarchs lay their eggs.

The Environmental Defense Fund is trying to tap into those same farms to bring monarchs back. Through a new initiative, called the Monarch Butterfly Habitat Exchange, the EDF is working with private landowners like farmers and agriculture companies to encourage them to develop milkweed-rich monarch habitats on their properties. Right now, EDF is focusing on habitat restoration projects in central Texas, northern Missouri, and the Central Valley of California–three key sites along monarchs’ migratory path. Eventually, the Exchange will expand to more regions. To build out the habitat projects, it’s sourcing investments from companies aiming to scale up their environmental impact.

A prairie restoration site. [Photo: courtesy EDF/Smithfield]

One of those companies is Smithfield, the largest pork producer in America, which became the first food company to get involved with the Exchange. Smithfield owns 500 farms, and contracts with another 2,000 independent farmers across the U.S. With a contribution of $300,000 to the Exchange, Smithfield will finance the planting of milkweed and wildflower species around the edges of one of its farms in northern Missouri. In all, this investment will restore around 1,000 acres, says David Wolfe, director of conservation strategies at EDF. That’s just a fraction of the 30 million acres he’d like to see restored through the Exchange program, but he’s hopeful that both the environmental and economic feasibility of the project could prove it’s possible to scale this kind of effort up.

[Photo: courtesy EDF/Smithfield]
The environmental benefits are clear: The native species, in addition to providing a habitat for pollinators like monarchs, also aids in soil regeneration. Monoculture farming, which has taken over the Midwest, has degraded soil quality and contributes to devastating flooding.

Hog farms and a biomas digester in background. [Photo: courtesy EDF/Smithfield]

The project also represents an opportunity for Smithfield to try to reform its image. Its hog farms, where waste collects in open-air lagoons and is then used as fertilizer on fields, are known contributors to water pollution and air quality issues, and are also prone to flooding and overflow. The company has pledged to work to clean up its practices by covering lagoons and implementing onsite anaerobic digesters that can convert waste to energy through its Smithfield Renewables program, introduced last year. While it’s an incremental improvement over its existing practices, environmental advocates like the Southern Environmental Law Center have expressed concern that these proposals don’t go far enough to actually clean up the hog industry–because they don’t actually eradicate the use of lagoons.

In light of this, the investment in monarch habitats could also come across as an attempt to paper over the company’s more troubling environmental track record. But this type of wildlife restoration effort can stand on its own, and it’s relatively low-cost and simple for farmers to implement. (This effort doesn’t have to be limited to farmers, however: Companies like Dell are also growing monarch “way stations” in gardens around their corporate offices.)

[Photo: courtesy EDF/Smithfield]

There’s also potential for monarch habitat restoration to create an additional revenue source, in the form of renewable energy, for farmers who choose to do it. Through a partnership with Roeslein Alternative Energy, a Missouri-based company, Smithfield is developing a method of converting harvested prairie flora into natural gas for energy. Roeslein has been working with Smithfield since 2014, working on converting hog waste into natural gas, and the new investment from Smithfield in the monarch habitat restoration project will help the company scale up the conversion of prairie biomass to energy.

“It’s the concept of multiple benefits,” Wolfe says. “We’re be hoping to show it as a model to other farmers not just in Missouri, but across the Midwest, to achieve landscape-scale conservation goals.” As researchers this year have counted that monarch butterflies are reaching their highest population levels in the past 25 years, more habitat restoration projects can help support their comeback.


          Asistente Administrativa y Ejecutiva - Bredero Shaw Mexico, S.A. de C.V. - Veracruz, Ver.      Cache   Translate Page      
Encargada del servicio de mensajeria, atención del conmutador, relaciones con proveedores en cuanto a recibir facturas y generar órdenes de compra, atención a...
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          Re: $14 million hotel announced for downtown El Dorado      Cache   Translate Page      
Ya know, I 'nt never been to El Dorado, but never been to that red neck Riviera Gulf of Mexico, neither. El Dorado might be about halfway. Who knows. But it's nice that there will be a nice place to stay in El Dorado. There for awhile a couple hotel chains kept trying to get us to go to Vegas or Branson or some such, but we scrimp and save to stay at places like Owatonna, Minnesota. Iffen this Yahoo wants to spend his money so that there can be money well spent when people travel, well then, quit bitching. I am tremendously grateful that I get to go somewhere every couple of years. It's never far, and it's never exotic, but if you have an opportunity to go you get to enjoy coming home. This might make it easier to go the gulf of Mexico. I'ma start calling that body of water it's rightful name. And look at a map. Did I say that sometimes we take back roads.....................
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          Soros Partners with Mastercard to Hand Out Money to Migrants      Cache   Translate Page      
Billionaire investor George Soros has repeatedly denied rumors that he is helping to finance the migrant caravans making their way up from Honduras and Guatemala through Mexico with the ultimate aim of reaching the US. But that’s about to change, as the “Open Society” founder – who famously financed much of the opposition to Trump […]
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          A month later, hurricane trips up Florida Panhandle voters      Cache   Translate Page      
Christy Todd said she is a regular voter in Mexico Beach, a Florida Panhandle community nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael less than a month ago. But not this year.

          Caravan migrants rest in Mexico City, some deterred by U.S. hostility      Cache   Translate Page      
Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants traveling through Mexico gathered in the capital on Tuesday after a 1,000 mile (1,600 km) journey, with a handful saying President Donald Trump's hostility had deterred them from continuing to the United States.

          Partido EN VIVO: México vs Jamaica , martes 6 de noviembre, Concacaf SUB 20      Cache   Translate Page      
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Sigue el partido  México vs Jamaica este martes 6 de noviembre a las 19:00 hrs. como parte de la Concacaf Sub 20. La selección nacional de México llega a su tercer partido del Sub 20 de la CONCACAF, donde se mide a una escuadra de Jamaica que pelea por el liderato del Grupo B. El conjunto Azteca de Diego Ramírez viene de iniciar con paso perfecto […]

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          Esta es la triste vivencia que experimentó Freddie Mercury en México      Cache   Translate Page      
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Con el revuelo que ha causado Bohemian Rhapsody, muchos fans mexicanos de la banda Queen y Freddie Mercury se preguntan por qué la banda no pisó la ciudad y ahora se sabe el por qué. View this post on Instagram #Cine #Taquilla. 389.099 espectadores vieron el fin de semana con puente festivo #BohemianRhapsody, un gran […]

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          Vacuum and High Pressure Operator - Clean Harbors - Edmonton, AB      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Cooking Without Borders: México      Cache   Translate Page      

ISLC presents…

COOKING WITHOUT BORDERS: MEXICO
with Prof. Norma Valazquez Ulloa
Homes Main Loungs
November 8th - 5:30-7pm

RSVP to islcgov@lclark.edu
15 spots available
Vegetarian options offered


          ARCH ENEMY - Live In Mexico Recap Video Streaming      Cache   Translate Page      
Arch Enemy have uploaded a recap video from their show in Mexico City, Mexico on November 2nd at Arena Ciudad. Their next show is November 6th in Asuncion, Paraguay at Teatro Guarani. Find the band's complete live itinerary here.
          The Dodge Neon is alive!      Cache   Translate Page      

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It's sold in Mexico, built in Turkey and is based on the Fiat Tipo.

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          11/4/2018: Worldwide: Migrant caravan heads for Mexico City      Cache   Translate Page      
Thousands of Central American migrants travelling in a caravan through southern Mexico resumed their journey yesterday toward the US by hitchhiking and walking along highways. The day before, a state governor reneged on a brief offer to provide dozens...
          US Midterm elections: For these voters, it's all about Donald Trump      Cache   Translate Page      
There were first-time voters and straight-ticket voters and some who, this go-around, switched sides. They went to the polls considering the caravan of migrants trudging across Mexico, their health insurance and their paychecks,...
          John Oliver dismantles Trump's logic for family border separation on 'Last Week Tonight'      Cache   Translate Page      
On Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver looked at the Trump White House's family separation policy at the U.S.-Mexico border, dismantling the logic behind the president's immigration policies.
          EHS Director Mexico - PepsiCo - Mont-Tremblant, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
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          November Programs for Job Seekers at the Wilton CareerCenter      Cache   Translate Page      
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Pat Curtiss, Wilton CareerCenter, (207) 645-5831

Media Contact: Laura Hudson, Department of Labor, (207) 621-5009

WILTON -- For those who are looking to make a change in careers or get a new job, the Wilton CareerCenter will be offering a variety of programs for job seekers in November. All workshops and events are held at the CareerCenter unless otherwise noted. To register for sessions held at the CareerCenter, call 645-5800.

"Job seekers that go to a Maine CareerCenter can access information and no-cost services to help them find a new or better job," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Employers need a skilled workforce now and in the future. Our unemployment rate has been historically low for 34 straight months and our employment-to-population ratio is consistently above the national average. This is an opportune time to find a job or develop skills to further your career. Maine CareerCenters will help."

**Essentials of College Planning - Wednesday, November 14, 10 a.m. to 12 Noon**

This workshop, presented by Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC), introduces people to educational opportunities in general and MEOC services in particular. This interactive workshop touches on the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career, and study skills. The Financial Aid portion of this workshop will provide an overview of financial basics and the completion of the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please call 1-800-281-3703 for workshop details and registration.

**Rumford Area - Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation - Tuesday, November 20, Region 9 School of Applied Technology, 377 River Rd, Mexico, 2:30 to 4 p.m.**

This is an orientation for people with disabilities who are considering vocational rehabilitation services. Orientations are held the third Wednesday of the month. Service providers are also welcome to attend. Registration not required.

**Small Business Training**

Small Business Administration will be offering three different workshops:

- "Starting Your Own Small Business" - "Access to Capital" - "Federal and State Resources for Small Business"

Most of these Workshops are two hours long. For more information please call Bill Card at 207-622-8555.

**About the CareerCenter**

CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of services to help people find employment or upgrade skills. Each center provides several public-access computer workstations with Microsoft Office software, resume writing and cover letter software, Internet access and O*Net software for skills assessment. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.

Call 645-5800 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) for additional information and to register for workshops held at the CareerCenter. The Wilton CareerCenter, located at 865 U.S. Rt. 2E Wilton, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Staff work directly with employers, educational institutions, and other stakeholders on their needs for a quality workforce during the rest of the week. More information is available on the CareerCenter website, www.mainecareercenter.gov .

Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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          Megacities - Michael Glawogger      Cache   Translate Page      
Michael Glawogger gira il mondo e ci mostra gli ultimi degli ultimi.
film terribile e necessario, a Bombay, Città del Messico, Mosca e New York, luoghi dove la sopravvivenza è quasi impossibile e a prezzi incommensurabili.
un film che merita molto, come tutti quelli di Michael Glawogger - Ismaele



QUI il film completo con sottotitoli in spagnolo


Un viaggio attraverso la vita quotidiana dei ghetti di quattro megalopoli, Bombay, Città del Messico, Mosca e New York.
A Bombay si sopravvive cercando rifiuti nelle fogne a cielo aperto, a New York si possono vendere prostitute immaginarie, a Città del Messico raccoglie la spazzatura in un carro e la si schiaccia con i piedi, mentre a Mosca si dorme nei canali e nelle fogne.
Il racconto scioccante di Cassandra, che per mantenere il figlio danza seminuda in un teatrino in cui gli uomini gli si attaccano addosso succhiando. O il terrificante circolo di maschi nel quale le donne sono costrette a sfilare in un edificio abbandonato, finché qualcuna riesce ad uscire dal patibolo andando a vendersi a qualcuno degli astanti.
Il film riprende angoli della vita di persone che, con orgoglio e coraggio, vivono come possono in città che sono la loro unica fonte di sopravvivenza, ma anche il crogiolo delle loro sofferenze. La città infatti è diventata il sostituto dell’ambiente naturale, della giungla dove sopravvive il più forte, o il più furbo. Ma la foresta creata dall’uomo è ben più disumana di quella naturale… Un film scioccante!

Made more than a decade back, MEGACITIES is a strange yet impressionistic urban anthropology, more like a jagged juxtaposition of twelve episodes that unfold the stories of survival. It travels through Bombay, Mexico City, Moscow & New York ~ documenting the tales of invisible people trying to survive within miserable conditions. One encounters the dye worker from the slums of Bombay, the garbage pickers who are barked upon in the streets of Mexico City, ‘Cassandra’, the stripper who lets the men ogle, grope & bite her with joy, the drug addict-hustler in the mean streets of New York, the run-away boys in Moscow underground… each unfolding into an act of survival & a story of human existence.
It’s difficult to “Like” Megacities, it leaves you unsettled & even claustrophobic at times ~ yet, it’s a reflection of life around us, which we mostly pretend not to see. On another level, the film is a visual poetry, sad yet soulful ~ resonating the slow decay within urban lives & the relentless spirit to survive. Captured brilliantly on film by fellow Austrian cinematographer, Wolfgang Thaler – Megacities leaps in rich saturated colors & drowns in cold grainy textures ~ a treat to those searching for beauty in the most unfamiliar of places.

La proiezione in piazza Grande ieri sera è stata cruda davvero, giusto prima della cena credo abbia fatto passare l'appetito a molti...
Passato per documentario, in realtà chiaramente di fiction, Megacities sarebbe stato a quanto afferma il produttore il frutto di una indagine sociologica sulla popolazione di Città del Messico. Studio involontariamente ampliatosi, per associazione di idee, ad altre zone del mondo costruisce un ritratto orribile di più di metà delle sciagure umane concentrate in meno di un'ora e proiettate su schermo gigante. New York come Mosca e come Città del Messico (tutto il mondo è paese, anzi città), come Bombay... tutte Megacities pronte ad ospitare il brutto umano, la miseria, l'abbandono di chi la città la stenta a vivere e così sotto la voce "protagonisti, interpreti" il catalogo non dice niente, perchè tutti gli attori sono anonimi come nella vita.
Gente imbruttita dal degrado morale, dall'alcool e dall'eroina, senza più dignità, filmata da vicino e magari pagata per dire che è tutto vero, gente che non fa pensare a quanto stiamo bene noialtri, uomini inseriti, ma a quanto sia ipocrita servirsi di loro per farci un film da presentare al Festival Internazionale del film nientemeno che di Locarno (dove un panino costa in media sei settemila lire). E' un film triste che non insegna niente che fa male perché il dolore degli altri farebbe male comunque ma tuttavia di una violenza gratuita e per niente poetica... è mostruoso pensare che qualcuno la trovi poetica... e allora anche la fotografia apparentemente bella di un uomo coperto di polvere azzurra (e che speriamo di farvi vedere al nostro ritorno) non è più bella, perchè quella polvere che cambia colore a seconda delle esigenze del mercato, quell'uomo la respira anche ora e lo porterà a morirne davvero.
Film come questo no grazie. E non per volersi nascondere la tristezza ma perchè sappiamo aimè essere tristi già da soli senza che per questo nessuno ci guadagni 

Both fascinating and shocking at once, MEGACITIES explores the contradictions the inhabitants of Mumbai, New York, Mexico City and Moscow have to live with day in, day out. The first film in Michael Glawogger's trilogy is a tale in 12 episodes about people at work across the globe as they struggle to survive through resourcefulness, humour and dignity. There is one hope they all share: the dream of a better life. A vivid urban anthropological film about human beauty.

Irregular mas recomendável, «Megacities» vale pelos episódios em que consegue transmitir a sensação de urgência e claustrofobia de algumas situações que relata sem que para isso se apoie numa exibicionista montra de decadência. Infelizmente, contudo, estes não ocorrem com a frequência suficiente para que o filme chegue ao brilhante retrato cujo potencial sugeria.

Twelve stories of survival set in Moscow, Manhattan, Mexico City and Bombay. While some of the scenes were "staged" they used real people and recorded real events. The gritty realism of some of the moments seemed improbable that they could happen in front of a camera and they were either faked or the Germans knew how to be silent but welcome observers of life as it happened. The sum total of the footage is a tale of human survival that is neither pathetic nor gratuitous but is simply a record.
In Moscow we meet a group of street kids hustling in subways, a drunk tank, street musicians and factory workers set against the rich and diverse modern literary heritage of the Russian people. The insight, sentiment and existential optimism of the voiced-over passages lays bare the soul of the contrast between the harsh, unrelenting drudgery of factory work and the intangible rewards derived from meeting the challenges of private life…


          A month later, hurricane trips up Florida Panhandle voters      Cache   Translate Page      
Christy Todd said she is a regular voter in Mexico Beach, a Florida Panhandle community nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael less than a month ago. But not this year.

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          Trump steps up anti-immigrant campaign on eve of US election      Cache   Translate Page      
On the final day of campaigning before the midterm election, Trump continued his fascistic, immigrant-focused diatribes at rallies Monday in Ohio, Indiana and Missouri. His main target, as it has been for the last two weeks, is the several thousand Central American refugees who have formed a caravan that is now in central Mexico, about 800 miles from the US border.
          An international struggle for science and justice      Cache   Translate Page      

With a growing recognition of the urgent need to act to stop climate change — and the inherent ecological destruction that is built into capitalism, a system predicated on relentless growth and the drive for profit — activists with Science for the People, an organization dedicated to building a movement around radical perspectives on science and society, is expanding the fight for climate justice and ecosocialism.

Inari Sosa, Paulina Zedillo and Fercho Tekuatl, biologists of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and members of the promotional core of Ciencia para el Pueblo (Science for the People-Mexico), explain the launch of the group there, in a statement translated into English by Martín Ochoa and Brian M. Napoletano.

IN LIGHT of the serious social and environmental problems the world faces, we in the scientific community cannot afford to remain ensconced in academia’s ivory towers, as though we were not involved directly in these issues. Facing a corporatist techno-science in service to capital accumulation, we must take the opposing side of a critical science linked to struggles for justice. Construction of a science from, with, for and of the working people is a key task of those fighting for social liberation and respect for all life on Earth.

Those of us in the different areas of investigation and applied science must assume that in addition to intellectuals, we are also part of the working class that moves the world and its history. Thus, our opportunities for employment are governed by the constant changes in the labor market; even the orientation and development of our creative powers are strongly conditioned by the funding of powerful political and economic interests whose support is premised on their own profit. Thus, the results of scientific knowledge are constantly being appropriated by private interests in contradiction to the common good.

Meeting after the March for Science in Mexico City in 2018
Meeting after the March for Science in Mexico City in 2018 (Fernando Estañol Tecuatl)

We therefore have a duty to stand for and fight alongside the rest of our class: the working class, as well as the other groups oppressed by the capitalist system. For this, we require complete political independence from the bourgeoisie and its parties.


WITH THIS perspective we, scientists of different political allegiances, at the beginning of 2016 agreed that we need an anti-capitalist rallying point to facilitate efforts to politicize, organize and mobilize our profession. We, along with our comrades in different states around the country, come together in the promotional core of a broad new anti-capitalist group: Science for the People-Mexico.

In so doing, we support the historical project of Science for the People, a social movement that emerged in many universities in the United States at the end of the 1960s, and that, for more than two decades of intense political and intellectual activity, contributed to the struggle in defense of the environment, against racism and imperialism, and on many other fronts fought for a better world.

This political position was bolstered by two important factors: (1) the strong internationalist connection we have had with Science for the People, which is re-emerging and rebuilding itself; and (2) the anti-capitalist tendencies and approaches that we — those who make up the promotional core — have developed in our participation in various movements, such as the Unión de Científicos Comprometidos con la Sociedad (the counterpart to the Union of Concern Scientists of the USA), the “#Yosoy132Ambiental,” the postgraduate assemblies against the CONACYT’s (the National Council for Science and Technology) funding cuts, the Nueva Central de Trabajadores (New Workers Center); work with several labor unions such as the AMINSHAE (an important union of researchers and other workers in the medical sector), the “Consciousness for Humanity” of the EZLN (the Zapatista Army for the National Liberation); several other initiatives aimed at popularizing knowledge and local ecological activism; involvement with other left organizations of different traditions; and other experiences we have had that enrich this project.

In January of the present year, we convened the first meeting as the promotional core of Science for the People-Mexico at the UNAM’s Institute of Ecology, with the international presence of Ivette Perfecto and John Vandermeer, activists in Science for the People at the University of Michigan.

Thereafter, we have undertaken several activities, such as: the participation of one of our delegations in the congress to relaunch Science for the People, held in Ann Arbor, Michigan; the elaboration of pronouncements and manifestos; the organization, in alliance with other groups, of the second march for Science in Mexico City and Morelia; solidarity and support to labor unions in the medical and research sector; meetings for programmatic discussions and debate about the current political situation; solidarity with diverse local struggles; contribution to debate in different scientific forums; and the realization of our own forums in Mexico City and Morelia, with the collaboration of some of our comrades such as Lala Peñaranda from Science for the People-New York.

“Ciencia para el Pueblo” is constituted as the Mexican branch of the international Science for the People organization, although we have programmatic and organizational autonomy. Within the Mexican context, we are an internationalist referent that does not adhere to borders and boundaries. We are a broad space of cooperation between different leftist political currents, as well as activists with no political affiliations.

At present, we are involved in a growing campaign for organization and programmatic discussion about the development of a science that fights for social liberation and the care of life on Earth. In the medium term, we intend to consolidate a network of committees and contacts in several parts of the country, with a view to holding a congress in which we could consolidate a national organization that coordinates active participation in multiple struggles and produces materials on diverse themes, including agroecology, gender studies, integrated watershed management, political ecology, political economy, sustainability, climate change, etc.


THE NEXT administration, headed by Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), will be the result of a negotiated transition that guarantees the maintenance of the interests and privileges of the oligarchy in the face of the regime’s political crisis on the one side, yet attempts to diffuse the social unrest channeled into the polls on the other. It is already expressing ambiguities and contradictions in several areas, for example: the appointment of Elena Álvarez from the Unión de Científicos Comprometidos con la Sociedad (the Union of Scientists Committed to Society) at Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (the National Council for Science and Technology) and the appointment of Víctor Villalobos — see the “Monsanto Law” — at the Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación (the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food); or the proposal that major issues such as the decriminalization of abortion or the construction of the new Mexico City International Airport.

AMLO will, obviously, retain intact the foundations of neoliberalism while at the same time seeking to form a political clientele through mostly symbolic concessions to social movements.

In this scenario, the possibility of changing the correlation of forces in favor of the working-class majority, the native people, and the care for biodiversity will lie with the independent mobilization of all the groups in resistance today. Science for the People supports national and international self-organization in peasant movements, student movements, urban workers, women, gender activists, people living with disabilities, those affected by environmental degradation, migrants, victims of structural violence, and other oppressed groups, with the aim of forming a social pole capable of challenging the national oligarchy and its international backers, and of initiating a process of radical transformation of the country and the world.

For a science for life, for a science for the people.

First published at the website of the Workers’ Revolutionary Party of Mexico. Translation by Martín Ochoa and Brian M. Napoletano.


          Fear and loathing and more fear      Cache   Translate Page      

Elizabeth Schulte documents the new low points that Trump and the Republicans are reaching — and the dismal failure of Democrats to stand up for justice.

YOUR PRESIDENT wants you to hate and fear immigrants.

That was the message of a new attack ad that Donald Trump himself tweeted a little over a week before the midterm elections. The ad featured an undocumented immigrant jailed for killing two California sheriff’s deputies and then scenes of the refugee caravan currently making its way through Mexico to seek asylum from poverty and violence in Central America.

Lettering above the man on trial reads: “He killed our people.”

The last-minute campaign ad aimed to create an indelible image of immigrants as murderers who are “invading” the U.S. with the Democrats’ blessing — and an equally indelible conclusion that only Trump and the Republicans will protect you from violence.

Numerous Republicans running for office embraced and echoed Trump’s ramped-up campaign of racist scapegoating against immigrants.

Donald Trump

Rep. Duncan Hunter of California issued an ad claiming that his Democratic opponent, Ammar Campa-Najjar, a former Labor Department official, is trying to “infiltrate Congress” on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood and is a “security risk.”

In upstate New York, the National Republican Congressional Committee aired several commercials attacking a Democratic candidate for Congress, Antonio Delgado, who is Black, for having been a rap musician. In one ad, several white upstate New Yorkers speak to the camera: “Antonio Delgado would be fine in Los Angeles, maybe New York City,” but “nobody talks like that around here.”

These vile ads leading up to the midterm elections have a history. Politicians of both main political parties have created similar ones using racism and xenophobia to whip up fear and reinforce the most backward and divisive ideas in U.S. society.

In 1988, the presidential campaign of George H.W. Bush ran a commercial featuring “Willie” Horton — his name was William Horton, but “Willie” fit the stereotype the ad makers were after — a Black man accused of a killing a white woman while free on a prison work-release program in Massachusetts under then-Gov. Michael Dukakis.

The ad aimed to whip up fear about crime — and the fear of Black people committing crimes in particular.

But Republicans aren’t the only ones to pander to racism during their campaigns.

During the 1992 presidential campaign, Democratic candidate Bill Clinton thought he could score points by attacking anti-racist activist and recording artist Sister Souljah for her comments about the Los Angeles rebellion that year. For that matter, Clinton’s running mate Al Gore was the first candidate of either party to use Horton against Dukakis — during the 1988 Democratic primaries.

It says a lot about the cynicism of the politicians of the “world’s greatest democracy” that they’ve used coded and not-so-coded racism so freely during elections over the decades.


IN THAT sense, Trump’s ads are very much a part of the U.S. political system. But under the current circumstances, there’s a twist: Trump’s racist anti-immigrant ad is advising his supporters to do more than fear and hate immigrants. It encourages them to take action.

The message came through loud and clear to far-right militia groups, who stated that they are traveling south to “protect” the border for when the caravan arrives.

Militia units told the Associated Press that they were planning on gathering with guns and bulletproof vests. Immigrants are “just laughing in our face,” fumed Shannon McGauley, president of the Texas Minutemen. “It’s a free-for-all in America.”

The vigilantes won’t be alone, of course. Hundreds of U.S. troops have already arrived at the border near Hidalgo, Texas, with more to come. Their stated mission is to help U.S. Customs and the Border Patrol, and there were plenty of photo ops of soldiers setting up barbed-wire fence along the Rio Grande.

“I saw that beautiful barbed wire going up,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Montana. “Beautiful sight.”

All of this is part of Trump’s “Operation Faithful Patriot,” which grows larger by the day, depending on the whims of the president — from 5,000 active-duty troops last Wednesday to 15,000 a few days later. This is in addition to thousands of National Guard troops who are also gathering at the border.

Asked by reporters whether the troops planned to fire on immigrants trying to cross the border, Trump responded that if caravan members threw rocks, the military “would consider that a firearm because there’s not much difference.

The Trump administration is preparing for a confrontation — not just at the ballot box with the midterm elections, but literally a confrontation at the border, led by racists inspired by Trump’s America First rhetoric that demonizes immigrants seeking relief from poverty and violence.


THIS IS an important moment for those who oppose anti-immigrant racism to stand up and be counted. And yet at exactly that moment — as the elections have provided a spotlight for political leaders to step forward and oppose Trump’s anti-immigrant racism — the Democrats are...silent.

Instead of meeting Trump’s racist campaign message with the alarm it deserves, the Democrats are doing the opposite.

For example, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi responded to Trump’s threat to revoke birthright citizenship with the statement: “Clearly, Republicans will do absolutely anything to divert attention away from their votes to take away Americans’ health care.”

It isn’t just the party leadership, either. Down the line, that’s how Democrats are responding: stay on message, because the winning campaign message isn’t about protecting the caravan, it’s about health care.

Yes, health care is an important issue — and one that affects millions of Americans. But championing health doesn’t mean not challenging anti-immigrant racism.

Not that the Democrats are even addressing health care in any effective way. The most that the Democrats are putting forward on health care is a defense of Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act — which many people support against Republican efforts to dismantle it, but which is deeply flawed and ineffective at its supposed goal of universal coverage.

Democrats are drawing the line at stopping Republicans from letting insurers use pre-existing conditions as an excuse not to cover people. The GOP should be stopped, of course — but it’s not exactly a bold stand in defense of health care justice.

But this is the perennial logic of the Democratic Party under the constraints of the two-party system in the U.S.: Don’t make the message too radical, because the party’s base of support that would agree with a more radical message is going to vote for you anyway, since they have nowhere else to go.


IN MANY ways, immigration is the perfect message for Trump. Not just because racism plays to the Republicans’ right-wing base, but because the Democrats have so little to say in response.

The Democratic Party has no long-term solution to the suffering of refugees who are part of the caravan to the border.

Even the most liberal Democrats agree that while reforms are needed and programs like DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) should be protected, there’s also a need for strict immigration standards and heavily militarized border security enforcement.

This summer, U.S. immigration policies took center stage when it was revealed that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was separating undocumented children from their families and detaining them in cages.

The inhumane conditions endured by undocumented children sparked protests around the country, many organized by liberal organization like MoveOn and Indivisible, which ordinarily don’t stray too far left of the Democratic Party line.

Outrage at what the U.S. government was doing led to calls to “Abolish ICE” — and in short order, some Democratic Party figures were adopting a slogan that weeks earlier would have only been heard from the left.

The demand to do away with a hated government enforcement agency that terrorizes millions of undocumented immigrants fit the moment like a glove. The unbelievable cruelty of the Trump administration had come together with the explosive nature of the struggles of ordinary people against him.

But that was then. For the past months leading up to the midterm elections, the Democrats have been running away from the issue of immigration in any form. The Center for American Progress, a well-known liberal think tank, advised Democratic candidates to avoid the discussion of immigration and pivot to...you guessed it: health care.

Even democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — whose primary victory last spring over a machine Democrat helped popularize the Abolish ICE slogan — had softened her message by late August, when she said in a tweet, “#AbolishICE means not having an agency that incarcerates children and sexually assaults women with impunity. It does not mean abolish deportation.”

Trump is sowing fear to whip up his conservative base. But the Democrats are sowing fear of a different kind among their base — fear of Trump and fear of talking too radical and “alienating” moderate voters.

The resistance to Trump’s atrocities on immigration will need to ignore the Democrats’ cynical political calculations and organize opposition that stands proudly under the banner of “Abolish ICE.”

We need a socialist alternative that understands that the real “immigration problem” in the U.S. is the billions wasted militarizing a border and persecuting the vulnerable that could be used to welcome people across it if they want to come.


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ESTADOS UNIDOS, (RT), 06 de noviembre de 2018 .- Se trata de milicias no reguladas que actúan por su cuenta y no están habilitados para hacer cumplir la ley. Grupos de civiles armados de EE.UU. se dirigen a la frontera con México para frenar la caravana de migrantes centroamericanos, compuesta por unas 6.000 personas, que se dirige al país atravesando el territorio vecino. Según el Washington Post, esto grupos están empaquetando carpas, engrasando rifles y afinando aviones no tripulados. “Observaremos e informaremos, y ofreceremos ayuda de cualquier manera que podamos”, ha declaradoal citado diario Shannon McGauley, presidente de los autodenominados ‘Minutemen de Texas’, quien afirma que tienen ya a 100 voluntarios rumbo a Río Grande. Además, McGauley asegura que otras milicias procedentes de Oregón, Indiana e incluso dos de ellas de Canadá también se dirigen a la zona. VP/INTERNACIONAL/AM

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          Experts say the Trump immigration ad pulled by NBC and Fox exposes a flaw in the way political ads are reviewed — and it could become a problem for TV networks      Cache   Translate Page      

In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Topeka, Kan. There’s a lot of talk in Washington these days about the formal politeness known as “civility” is possible _ or even desirable _ among the nation’s political combatants these days. It’s not likely to get better, at least before the Nov. 6 midterm elections in which Republicans are defending their House and Senate majorities.AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

  • NBC, Fox, and Facebook all pulled an ad widely condemned as racist following public backlash.
  • While all three companies have their own advertising standards teams that evaluate ads, an initial review didn't flag anything as impermissible in the ad.
  • Some experts note a perceived difference in the way ads are reviewed for commercial products and political issues.
  • Brand-safety issues come with running political advertisements for networks and platforms.


Less than 24 hours after an advertisement that was widely condemned as racist aired during a Sunday Night Football game on NBC, the network issued a sweeping reversal, vowing to immediately remove the ad. NBC cited the ad's "insensitive" nature as the reason for its removal.

Shortly after, both Fox and Facebook, which aired the ad on their respective platforms, issued similar statements and pulled the ad.

The 30-second primetime advertisement released by President Trump's campaign attempted to draw a connection between convicted cop killer Luis Bracamontes, an undocumented Mexican immigrant who is now on death row, and the so-called migrant caravan now traveling up through Mexico toward the US border. There is no known connection, and Trump has frequently used the migrant caravan — a group of several thousand Central American migrants fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries — as a talking point to stoke fears about immigration in the US.

So how did the ad pass muster?

For one, it actually wasn't cleared by all the companies to which it was submitted. CNN, for example, rejected the ad, calling it racist.

NBC, Fox, and Facebook all have their own advertising standards teams that evaluate ads and originally accepted the Trump ad. Federal agencies, which have varying degrees of jurisdiction regulating ads, didn't flag anything as impermissible. It was a public rebuke that prompted a second review and the eventual pulling of the ad.

The original airing, outcry, and then reversal by the networks show both the difference in rules around enforcement between commercial and political ads, and the growing indication that networks and platforms must appreciate the brand-safety issues that come with political advertisements.

Standards and practices

The teams at a network or cable company that review an ad for a commercial product and for a political candidate or cause tend to be the same. But the evaluation process is different, according to people familiar with it.

"I have to believe that in a sane world when a political party or candidate buys time, the assumption is you don't have to scrutinize ads same way you have to if someone is selling something," Preston Beckman, former NBC and Fox executive, told Business Insider. "Political ads are selling policy." 

Ad agencies also note a perceived difference in the way ads are reviewed for commercial products and political issues.

"The FCC, the FTC, and the FEC leave the American people for dead when it comes to political advertising," Sarah O'Leary, lead strategist at Methods & Madness, told Business Insider. "They allow our public airwaves to be used to lie to us without any regulation." 

The FCC administers political programming rules for TV, but it doesn't evaluate messaging in ads. Both the FEC and FTC oversee campaign finance laws, including the disclosure of funds raised to influence federal elections.

The network is the real evaluation point on ad messaging, according to O'Leary, who owns an ad agency.

In her experience, the process of getting a commercial ad submitted involves reading product research to understand what facts can be included in an advertisement, multiple layers of review by lawyers, and a final review by networks or cable companies to decide if the ad is legal and fact based, or misleading.

"The people at the networks know this process inside and out," O'Leary said. "They figured they'd take a chance."

Money is part of the equation, she said, and primetime slots fetch significant ad dollars. Trump spent $2.7 million on national TV ads last week alone, according to iSpot.TV.

The Trump ad was created by Jamestown Associates, a corporate advertising firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with National Media as the ad-buying agency, and aired three times on NBC properties and 14 times on Fox properties over the last week before it was pulled. At the time it was removed, it had been viewed more that 21 million times, according to iSpot.TV.

The review of a political ad shouldn't be any less stringent than it is for a commercial product, O'Leary said. "They're selling the most important thing to our society they are selling ideas and principles that are going to determine our government."

Reputational risk

Since federal agencies don't thoroughly review political ad messages, that leaves the evaluation of whether an ad is appropriate to broadcasters and cable companies. And that determination has proven difficult. NBC, Fox, and Facebook all removed the ad not because it spouted factual inaccuracies, but for less quantifiable reasons. 

NBC used the term "insensitive." Facebook said the content was "sensational." In either case, the platforms seemed to designate the ad as a violation of social mores. And that may leave them exposed to a future mishap.

In the case of the most recent Trump ad that was removed, the damage seems contained.

"I don’t think there’s a reputational risk for the network and its other advertisers either way, unless an ad is so egregious that it somehow causes consumers to view other advertisers or the network negatively," Brian Wieser, senior analyst Pivotal Research, told Business Insider in an email. "Advertisers are concerned more about the content they are associated with than the brand company they keep."

YouTube is an example of a platform that faced backlash after advertisers noticed their ads running next to offensive or extremist content. It resulted in hundreds of advertisers pulling their ads from YouTube even though ads only rarely ran next to questionable content, Wieser said. 

But advertisers usually only act when there's a direct correlation between content or brand safety and an ad.

Take Facebook's role in the genocide against the Rohingya, a persecuted Muslim minority group. On Monday, Facebook admitted it didn't do enough to prevent its platform being used to incite violence and hate against the Rohingya. But advertisers aren't boycotting Facebook the way they did YouTube.

"No advertiser has concern at this time because, I think, the connection is too indirect for most consumers to appreciate even if it seems plain as day to someone studying the business closely," Wieser said.

It may take someone putting together a clear argument that resonates with large groups of people for the connection to become more problematic, he said.

But brand-safety issues for networks and platforms could become more of an issue in the future because of changing expectations of consumers.

"I think millennials and young people want to align with platforms and brands that are extensions of their values and their principles," Joseph Anthony, CEO of New York based advertising firm Hero Group, told Business Insider. 

"I think that the networks are not insulated from that, especially as you see more young people cut the cord and starting to look at more on demand platforms and there are a lot more options out there."

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          After backlash, NBC and Fox are pulling the immigration ad that CNN had considered too racist to run      Cache   Translate Page      

Luis Bracamontes, center, stares at the ceiling as the verdicts are read for the murder of two law enforcement officers, in Sacramento Superior Court Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Bracamontes was found guilty of shooting Sacramento County sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver in 2014, then killing Placer County sheriff's Detective Michael Davis Jr. hours later.AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

  • After a backlash, NBC is pulling an ad it aired during "Sunday Night Football," and Fox News is removing it as well.
  • CNN had deemed the ad too racist to air.
  • The 30-second ad, approved by President Donald Trump, attempted to connect an undocumented immigrant convicted of killing two police officers with the so-called migrant caravan, though there is no connection.

NBC is pulling an ad it aired over the weekend from its networks following a backlash.

The 30-second ad, approved by President Donald Trump, aired during the "Sunday Night Football" game between the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers.

"After further review we recognize the insensitive nature of the ad and have decided to cease airing it across our properties as soon as possible," an NBC spokesman told Business Insider.

Fox News has also pulled the ad. "Upon further review, Fox News pulled the ad yesterday and it will not appear on either Fox News Channel or Fox Business Network," Marianne Gambelli, the president of Fox's ad sales, said in a statement to Business Insider.

CNN previously deemed the ad too racist to air, issuing a statement on Twitter on Saturday: "CNN has made it abundantly clear in its editorial coverage that this ad is racist. When presented with an opportunity to be paid to take a version of this ad, we declined. Those are the facts."

The primetime ad attempted to draw a connection between Luis Bracamontes, an undocumented Mexican immigrant who was convicted of killing two Sacramento deputies in 2014, and the so-called migrant caravan now traveling up through Mexico toward the US border. There is no known connection.

Besides "Sunday Night Football," the ad also aired on MSNBC, Fox News, and Fox Business, according to the analyst Rich Greenfield, who cited figures from iSpot.tv. MSNBC aired the ad three times, Fox News ran it six times, and Fox Business ran it eight times, according to Greenfield.

NBC quickly drew the ire of some in Hollywood who noted the difference in NBC's and CNN's treatment of the ad.

"So @nbc and @Comcast aired that racist Trump caravan commercial during the football game," the director Judd Apatow tweeted on Sunday night. "Who made that decision? How did they decide it was ok? I am disgusted that you would air that after @cnn refused to air it because it is explicitly racist. Shame on you. @NBCNews."

The actress Debra Messing, who is starring in NBC's revival of "Will and Grace," also condemned the ad in a tweet, saying to fans of the show: "I want you to know that I am ashamed that my network aired this disgusting racist ad. It is the antithesis of everything I personally believe in, and what, I believe, our show is all about."

A 53-second version of the ad was released on Trump's Twitter account last week accompanied with the words "It is outrageous what the Democrats are doing to our Country. Vote Republican now!"

Trump has frequently used the migrant caravan, a group of several thousand Central American migrants fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries, as a talking point to stoke fears about immigration in the US. The caravan is hundreds of miles from the border.

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Where you want bibimbap, borsch or bannock with bison, there's no shortage of authentic regional cuisine in multicultural Toronto.

Few neighbourhoods exemplify this fact better than Parkdale, where side-by-side, lined up along Queen Street West, you'll find spots specializing in food from Tibet, Japan, Poland, Mexico, India, Nepal, Greece, The Phillipines, Italy, France, French Polynesia, North Africa and now, Newfoundland.

Craig Pike, the East Coast actor-turned-entrepreneur behind Craig's Cookies, is expanding his footprint in Toronto with the creation of another business in Parkdale.

"We busted a hole in the wall to extend our kitchen in the back, and out front is a Newfoundland store!" he said of his new venture by email.

Located directly beside Craig's Cookies at 1537 Queen, the shop is called "NEWFOUNDLAND" — and it's exactly what it sounds like: a place to buy goods imported from Newfoundland and Labrador.

Think caramel logs, naval salt beef, 'Jam Jam' cookies and lots of the spice savoury.

Pike isn't the first person to have this idea in Ontario (apparently, there's some demand here for pickled pork scrunchions and pineapple crush) but his new store will be a unique addition to Toronto's food scene.

An opening date has yet to be announced, but things are coming along fast based on the store's Instagram profile — and customers are rabid for a taste of the Rock.

"Gonna have to learn how to make jiggs dinner for my roommates now!" commented one person on a picture of beef in a tub. "Pot liquor for DAYS b'y," wrote someone else.

I don't know what most of the comments mean, but there are tons of them — which usually means the shop will be poppin'.


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          Did Iowa diocese give enough warning about abusive priest?      Cache   Translate Page      

Sioux City, Iowa, Nov 6, 2018 / 01:54 pm (CNA).- A New Mexico man says that an Iowa diocese neglected to tell him about the extent of abuse committed by a priest living in his home. Leaders in the diocese told CNA they tried to warn the man about the priest’s past, and that current leaders have attempted to do everything possible to manage the priest’s situation, within the confines of canon law.

Fr. Jerry Coyle is a priest of Sioux City, Iowa, but he has lived in New Mexico for 32 years. He moved to the state in 1986, to take part in a treatment program at a facility for priests run by the Servants of the Paraclete. He was sent there after telling Bishop Lawrence Soens that over 20 years of priesthood he had abused about 50 male adolescents.

Coyle was removed from ministry and his faculties were revoked after that admission; he was not dismissed from the clerical state.

After Coyle’s time with the Paracletes was completed, he remained in New Mexico. There, more than 10 years ago, he befriended Reuben Ortiz.

Ortiz is a pious and practicing Catholic: he and his family do pro-life ministry, go to homeless shelters, feed the poor, pray the rosary frequently, and even performed music at a World Youth Day. Until recently, Ortiz was a daily Mass-goer.

When Coyle got into a car accident last year, Ortiz invited the priest to move into his Albuquerque home, to live with him, his wife, and his three teenaged children. Coyle lived with the family until June 29.

In a recent Associated Press report, Ortiz’ attorney said that the diocese did not disclose important information about the priest until he was already living in the Ortiz family home. The diocese, however, told CNA that it repeatedly discouraged the Ortiz family from taking in the priest.

Ortiz acknowledged that when he invited Coyle, 85, to live in his home, he already knew that the priest had committed an act of sexual abuse.

“He had told us that he had fondled a kid, and that, it wasn't, you know, that he knew, he went through treatment for it, and he, he was ok,” Ortiz told CNA.

Ortiz said that even though he knew the priest had sexually assaulted a minor, he wasn’t nervous about his own children.

“No, because he was very secure about the fact that he was wrong about it. And he was also very secure that he wasn't ever going to do it again,” Ortiz said.

“Because we asked him right out, 'Well Jerry, what does that mean for our kids?' And he said, 'No, no, no, that was wrong, that's the reason why I'm not doing [active ministry] anymore, I'm not going and serving at Mass; they didn't take away my priesthood, I'm good that way.'”

“He really, he did have a certain way about him that looked like it was okay. But for him to go and deceive us from the very beginning was already wrong,” Ortiz added.

‘Redemption and forgiveness’

In November 2017, shortly after Coyle got in a car accident and had his license revoked, Ortiz phoned Bishop Walker Nickless of Sioux City, to let the bishop know about Coyle’s accident, and to inform him that the priest had come to live with the Ortiz family.

“Reuben Ortiz called me after Jerry had his automobile accident, and wanted me to know he couldn't drive any more, and he needed a place to live because he couldn't take care of himself, and he wanted to take him into his own home, because they were good friends and he wanted to help Jerry recover from the accident, and he told me he can stay here as long as he wants,” Bishop Nickless recounted to CNA.

“I said to him, 'Reuben, do you know his history?' And he said, 'Yes. Father and I have talked about it; I know that he has abused minors in the past, and I believe in redemption and forgiveness.'”

Nickless said the diocese told Ortiz that because his minor children lived at home, “we think … that is not a good place for Jerry to be, and we'd like him to move.”

“He clearly said he wanted to keep Jerry living with him. We asked him to at least inform his children of Jerry's history – he said he hadn't done that – and he said, 'I'm not going to do that to my children.'”

The problem of where Coyle was to live was taken to the diocesan review board. The review board met Feb. 5, 2018, to discuss Coyle's living situation, and suggested that he go to a nursing home in New Mexico.

“They immediately recommended that he leave the house,” Nickless said. “I told Reuben that.”

The Diocese of Sioux City encouraged Ortiz to look for a nursing home for Coyle in the Albuquerque area.

“He refused to do that,” Nickless explained. “He kept saying, 'No, no, I want him here, I want him here, I want him here.'”

On Feb. 8, Fr. Brad Pelzel, vicar general of the Sioux City diocese, spoke with Reuben and his wife, Tania, on the phone, relating what the review board had decided.

At the request of the review board, Pelzel also wrote to Reuben and Tania Feb. 12, following up on their phone conversation. Pelzel’s letter urged that Coyle move to a nursing home. It was thought that one in New Mexico would be most appropriate, because the priest had lived there for so long.

The letter said that the review board was seriously concerned about “Coyle's self-revealed history of sexual attraction to and contact with boys.”

“When he self-reported his situation … Fr. Coyle admitted that, for a period of about 20 years, he victimized approximately 50 school boys, varying from 7th to 10th grade,” Pelzel wrote.

“The Review Board is grateful to you and your family for your kindness and the Christ-like attention and care you have provided Fr. Coyle, most notably your willingness to welcome him into your home following his traffic accident,” Pelzel wrote.

“While acknowledging the grace of Fr. Coyle's repentance and the 30-plus years of apparent success he has experienced in living out celibate chastity since moving to the Albuquerque area, the Review Board cannot condone the risk you take by allowing Fr. Coyle to reside in your home and recommends in the strongest of terms that the best form of assistance you can provide Fr. Coyle would be to help him find an institution with Assisted Living facilities.”

Ortiz said that it was shocking to see the letter that said Coyle admitted to abusing 50 adolescents. While he was comfortable with having Coyle around his family when he believed the priest had abused one or two adolescents, he felt he had been misled.

“You know the shock that was, what we took on? It traumatized us to see these pages of who this guy was. It shocked us to such a degree that I didn't want to let my wife know how scared I was.”

He related that he slept downstairs near Coyle, while the rest of his family was upstairs, from the time they received the Feb. 12 letter until Coyle left in June.

Ortiz told CNA fears that Coyle could have abused his son, who is 15.

Financial matters

Although Ortiz chose not to help Coyle find a nursing home, he did accept money from his boarder. Ortiz told CNA he asked the priest for financial contributions to the family home.

According to Nickless, Coyle gave Ortiz almost $30,000 during the eight months he lived in the family home.

Nickless said that Ortiz first told Coyle he needed to buy a larger car to take him to Mass; his family and Coyle could not all fit into their existing vehicle.

Coyle gave Ortiz $25,000 to buy a new car, Nickless told CNA.

A few weeks later, Ortiz said he needed some more money to handle some expenses.

Coyle gave Ortiz another $2,000, Nickless said.

Later, Ortiz said he needed an additional $3,000, “at which point Jerry balked,” Pelzel told CNA.

“Then Reuben demanded that Jerry give him power of attorney and access to his saving and checking account,” according to Pelzel.

“So then Jerry called us and said, 'This is strange, I think I'm coming back',” Nickless said.

Asked how much money the priest had given him, Ortiz declined to answer.

“Let me ask you something, okay? What do you, how do you think money has anything to do with this? How does money come into play? I curse the day I ever met him and if I could take back every time that we met, and everything that was spent, both ways, I would do it, gladly, just to avoid that one meeting with him,” Ortiz told CNA.

After Coyle decided to leave, the diocese began making arrangements for Coyle to return to Iowa. Within five days, on June 29, Coyle left the Ortiz' home.

Month after Coyle left his home, lawyers representing Ortiz told diocesan officials and reporters that the Diocese of Sioux City was guilty of a cover-up.

Ortiz agreed.

“You know what it's like when you go to your Church officials and they do absolutely nothing for you?” He asked. “They are totally bankrupt when it comes to morals.”

While Nickless told CNA that he tried to explain to Ortiz the allegations against Coyle from the beginning, Ortiz disagreed.

“They're accepting sin, in such a way that it's ok, and so they are shameless in this sin to such a point that they think we are going to agree with a letter of that magnitude. See, they told me that; they had gone and said that he had abused; I said he told us he abused a couple kids, we don't know the extent. But they said, well you know, they didn't really make it quite clear until the letter … do you know how scary it is to have somebody like this in your home?”

Although he acknowledged inviting Coyle into his home, Ortiz maintains he was used.

“I was used, as far as I'm concerned. I was used for the purpose of people who released this into our society as a plague, and it upsets me, it does. I don't think I'm ever going to recover from it.”

Ortiz also said that his spiritual director, whom he described as “no slouch in the priesthood” also failed him, because he did not sufficiently warn him not to allow an admitted perpetrator of sexual assault into his home.

Homecoming

When Coyle returned to Iowa, he was placed at Marian Home, a diocesan retirement home in Fort Dodge.

While the board of directors at Marian Home wasn't notified of Coyle's past, several staff members at the residence were.

Pelzel says he told the activities director “explicitly what Jerry was accused of, and she promised to be vigilant.”

Marian Home is located across the street from both St. Edmond Catholic School and Fort Dodge Senior High. Students at St. Edmond's sometimes visit Marian Home, but they did not have contact with Coyle as they do not go to the area in which he lived.

The schools were not informed when Coyle moved to the residence; “it did not occur to us that the school was there at that time,” Nickless said, acknowledging that “We made a mistake in not notifying the school … we should have done a better job of that.”

Coyle has since left Marian Home, and has been taken in by an acquaintance. Nickless said the priest is living “a life of prayer and penance.”

Nickless wrote a letter to the Sioux City diocese Oct. 31 discussing Coyle's situation, noting that “No one presently at the diocese has firsthand knowledge about Jerry Coyle and that includes me. For the past few months, we have been attempting to put the pieces together about what happened during the 1980s with the files and records that we do have on Jerry Coyle.”

“During the ensuing 32 years, there were no complaints of any misbehavior by Jerry Coyle. Psychologists in Albuquerque advised the diocese that Coyle was highly motivated to change. We know that many disagree with this point, and so do I.”

The bishop wrote that police “were not contacted when Coyle self-admitted, but policies have changed since 1986. Now the policy is to contact civil authorities, which we will follow, since we have [now] named victims of Jerry Coyle.”

In a Nov. 6 statement, the diocese elaborated.

“The issue that is most important for the public to understand is that many of the allegations made in the past, prior to the 2002 ‘Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People’ were not followed up with an investigation by civil authorities. The Church often sent priests to treatment, in hopes that any actions of misconduct could be cured. We know now that is not the way to handle any allegation of sexual misconduct, and with the 2002 Charter to guide us, we have protocols in place to follow, which we do,” the statement said.

“As far as Jerry Coyle, he has had no criminal charges made against him. He self-admitted, and there was not one allegation until 1986, and this individual was an adult, so the statute of limitations had run out. We recognize that when Coyle self-admitted, each parish should have been notified, and we should have asked victims to come forward. We apologize that this did not happen under the leadership of the Diocese of Sioux City at that time.”

Nickless wrote to the diocese last month: “If you are a victim of Jerry Coyle or any priest or person associated with the Diocese of Sioux City, please come forward.” In recent weeks, several alleged victims of Coyle have come forward to the diocese.

But in 2002, when the diocese initially reviewed its records with local prosecutors, there were no identifiable victims of Coyle. Pelzel said that at that time, a student at a local university had made allegations against Coyle to another priest; but the allegation was anonymous and the diocese had no way to contact the alleged victim.

Another individual had said Coyle had acted “kind of weird” in the sacristy, but didn't remember “anything else much.”

While Coyle was removed from ministry in 1986, he was not dismissed from the clerical state, and remains a priest of the Diocese of Sioux City. As such, the diocese is obliged under canon law to provide housing and board for him. The diocesan conduct review board is now discussing the possibility of pursuing a dismissal from the clerical state for Coyle.

However, “once a priest is elderly and frail and sick, as Fr. Coyle is, most of the time it's recommended [by the Vatican] that he live a life of prayer and penance,” Nickless explained.

In fact, the Sioux City diocese attempted to have another elderly priest dismissed from the clerical state, but the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith refused, citing his advanced age.

The review board has also been discussing the preparation and release of a list of credibly accused clerics of the diocese, especially how to make sure that such a list would be accurate. The diocese has stated that a list of credibly accused priests will be published “as soon as we know we have all of the information we need to move forward.”

The Nov. 6 statement said that Coyle’s case raises important questions about how the Church addresses sexual abuse.

“Bishop Nickless inherited many issues from the past. These are the ones we are dealing with today. One of the most difficult issues is this: where do we put known alleged abuser priests that are still alive, but have no charges against them? What do we do with these men? We know that you do not want them in your community. Many care facilities will not, or cannot, take them. Their families sometimes will take them in, but not always. They cannot go to a prison, as civil authorities say that the statute of limitations has run out to prosecute them. This leaves us with very few choices. We understand that the many members of the public are anxious and fearful about sex offenders, because the crime is so egregious. However, if they are not charged and sent to prison, there are few options for housing them.”

“Local Bishops do not have the authority to ‘defrock’ a priest, properly known as laicization. Laicization is a complicated process that is handled by the Vatican; however, a Bishop can remove a priest’s ability to function as a priest, and this has been done. Additionally, once laicized, Diocesan officials lose all ability to supervise formerly accused clergy,” the statement added.

“The Diocese of Sioux City does follow the Charter’s guidelines for all claims of abuse in the present day. As we follow up on past cases, we want to do that in a way that helps victims to feel that have some peace and justice. We set up a meeting on December 6, 2018 with the Attorney General of Iowa to discuss matters further. A list of credibly accused priests will be published, as soon as we know we have all of the information we need to move forward.”

 


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Kolem 1700 Středoameričanů, kteří tvoří předvoj takzvané karavany migrantů mířící k hranicím USA, dorazilo v neděli do metropole Mexika. Byli přijati na místním stadionu, informovala agentura DPA. Více než tisícovka migrantů se mezitím shromáždila ve městě Puebla, asi 125 kilometrů jihozápadně od mexického hlavního města, kam se chtějí vydat společně. Mexický deník El Universal v neděli napsal, že úřady v metropoli očekávají do středy příchod celkem pěti tisíc běženců.
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Our latest print edition pays tribute to Alfonso Cuaròn’s personal ode to movies, Mexico and the woman who made him a man.

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          UN to Trump: You must let them in!      Cache   Translate Page      


Posted by Ann Corcoran on October 29, 2018

Here we go again!

The United Nations is demanding that we follow international law and let those fleeing violence in their Central American countries (not a criteria for granting asylum) into the US. What happened with that supposed effort to tell Mexico to grant them asylum—that is what international law says!

The first safe country asylum seekers reach is where they must ask for asylum.

Clearly the UN is endorsing the concept of “asylum shopping” a term used around the world where migrants are on the hunt for their best deal.

But, you know all of that.

The caravan is an anti-Trump public relations stunt in the run-up to the midterm elections and it seems the whole world is in on it.

Here is Voice of America (with a photo of the starving mass of humanity!):
UN: Countries Must Allow People at Risk to Request Asylum




If VOA was trying to get sympathy for the marchers, this photo is a poor choice! Just saying!



GENEVA —
The U.N. refugee agency is urging Washington to allow people fleeing persecution and violence, including those who are traveling with the Central American caravan, to request asylum on U.S. territory.

U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to prevent a caravan of thousands of immigrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador from entering the United States. The Pentagon has announced plans to send hundreds of troops to the border in what is described as a support role.

The U.N. refugee agency will not weigh in on whether it is legal for a country to close its borders to refugees and asylum seekers. But it says international law clearly states any person whose life may be in danger has the right to seek asylum and benefit from international protection.

What you see happening with gobbledygook in that previous paragraph is a strategy to make you think that every person on the move anywhere is a legitimate refugee. We aren’t there yet, but the UN is driving public opinion in that direction.

There has to be a reason for “danger,” generalized danger is not a reason for granting asylum. To be granted asylum a person must prove that he or she would be persecuted for race, religion, political views if returned to one’s home country. Running from gang violence or poor job prospects does not make someone a refugee! 



UN spokesman Andrej Mahecic says there are security risks for the migrants as they travel through Mexico. Well gee, is that our problem? The UN can simply and easily get them back to their homes. (If they were really that concerned.)

“Our position globally is that the individuals who are fleeing persecution and violence need to be given access to territory and protection including refugee status and determination procedure. And, if the people who are fleeing persecution and violence enter Mexico, they need to be provided access to the Mexican asylum system and those entering the United States need to be provided access to the American asylum system,” he said.

But to get to the US they must pass through Mexico!
So that (above) tells me that any migrant caravan marchers who didn’t ask for asylum in Mexico when they crossed in to that country are admitting they aren’t asylum seekers after all.

Hence when they reach the US border they will all be illegal aliens and we can keep them out!

Mahecic keeps trying to send his message:

He said it is urgent to stabilize the situation, to provide proper reception and to improve basic conditions for people on the move. In regard to people seeking asylum, he says their international protection needs must be properly assessed before any decision is taken on their return or deportation.

More here.

Remember that Mahecic and his bosses are trying to drive public opinion world wide to their view that migration is a human right. If they succeed then obviously that spells the end of the concept of national sovereignty.

Trump’s America First! message is completely antithetical to the UN’s objective, thus their on-going effort to destroy him.

Don’t you just feel like telling the UN to shut up! Of course, using only non-violent means by cutting off their funds entirely!





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The world's oil supply is vanishing, the stock market is plummeting, and the key to saving the future seems to be a baffling historical mystery. Can the NUMA crew crack it in time? Sea of Greed is the suspenseful new NUMA Files novels from the #1 New York Times-bestselling grand master of adventure. After an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico destroys three oil rigs trying to revive a dying field, Kurt Austin and the NUMA Special Projects Team are tapped by the President of the United States to fi
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Swimming with friends in the Gulf of Mexico, Caitlyn encountered a shark, which grabbed her legs and pulled at her body. To counter the attack, Caitlyn punched the shark in the nose. The predator unclenched its jaws and swam away in defeat. Although its bite caused multiple wounds, which required over 100 stitches, the shark was unable to keep Caitlyn in its grasp.

This story reminds me of the fact that Jesus delivered a blow to death, ending its power to intimidate and defeat His followers. According to Peter, “It was impossible for death to keep its hold on [Jesus]” (Acts 2:24).

Peter said these words to a crowd in Jerusalem. Perhaps many of them had been the ones yelling out, “Crucify him!” to condemn Jesus (Matthew 27:23). As a result, Roman soldiers fastened Him to a cross where He hung until they confirmed He was dead. Jesus’s body was carried to a tomb where it stayed for three days until God resurrected Him. After His resurrection, Peter and others spoke and ate with Him, and after forty days they watched Him ascend into heaven (v. 32).

Jesus’s life on earth ended amidst physical suffering and mental anguish, yet God’s power defeated the grave. Because of this, death—or any other struggle—lacks the ability to keep us in its grip forever. One day all believers will experience everlasting life and wholeness in God’s presence. Focusing on this future can help us find freedom today.


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So absurd.

No trial should last that long.

It's not fair to the jurors.

If the prosecutors can't prove that case in 2-3 weeks, then something is wrong.

Here's Reuters with the background:
U.S. prosecutors say that as the head of the Sinaloa Cartel since 2003, Guzman directed the movement of multi-ton shipments of drugs including heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine across borders and into the United States. If convicted, Guzman faces life in prison.

According to court filings, prosecution witnesses will include former Sinaloa Cartel members and others involved in the drug trade who are now cooperating with the U.S. government. Prosecutors have so far avoided naming the witnesses, saying that doing so would put them in danger. Some are expected to testify under aliases.

Although the charges in the case all relate to drug trafficking, prosecutors are also expected to introduce evidence that Guzman was involved in multiple murder plots in the course of his career, including in wars with rival cartels.

Guzman’s lawyers have so far given few hints about their planned defense. Eduardo Balarezo, one of the lawyers, said in a court filing that he will seek to prove that Guzman was merely a “lieutenant,” acting at the direction of others.

For a local case in the news, the WSJ covers the Andres Arias extradition appeal here. (Disclosure: I am handling that appeal with Professor Ricardo Bascuas). The title of the piece is: Will the U.S. Extradite an Innocent Man?
If Secretary of State Mike Pompeo doesn’t get involved, an innocent man with young children could end up serving a 17-year sentence in a Colombian prison for a crime he didn’t commit.

Forget that murderers in Colombia don’t get 17 years. Forget too that the Arias criminal case was heard only by a politicized Colombian Supreme Court with no chance for appeal—a violation of international human-rights law.

The crux of this matter rests on whether Washington has an extradition treaty with Bogotá. The countries signed one in 1979 but, as the Colombian Supreme Court has said, Colombia never ratified it.

President Santos refused to extradite multiple suspects wanted by the U.S., citing the lack of a treaty. One was Venezuelan drug kingpin Walid Makled, who Colombia captured in 2011 but sent to Venezuela where his secrets would be kept. Mr. Santos said he had no choice but “to comply with the Constitution and with the laws,” adding “we have an extradition agreement with Venezuela, not with the United States.”

Former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe also has stated, in a sworn affidavit presented in court, that there’s no treaty. Colombia uses domestic law to send suspects to the U.S.

In a motion for a stay of extradition pending appeal filed Tuesday in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Mr. Arias’s lawyers argued the point again. “The legality of the order sought to be stayed depends on whether a Treaty that Colombia insists it never ratified and never observes is in force. The Treaty itself states” in article 21(1) “that it is ‘subject to ratification.’ ”

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There are over 12,000 American military personnel stationed in Italy. It’s a larger active-duty military presence than Afghanistan. We maintain seven bases in Italy at a cost of billions of dollars.

But as President Trump dispatched a mere 5,000 troops, the first wave of a reported 15,000, to secure the border against the migrant caravan invasion, the media threw a tantrum over the cost.

The Washington Post warned darkly that the deployment could cost as much as... $200 million. That would be more impressive if our annual defense budget weren’t hovering around $600 billion.

And those are only the parts that we know about.

To put that into perspective, President Trump has proposed that we spend 0.03% of our military budget on the core mission of the military, protecting our own borders from an invasion. It’s as if he had suggested that we spend at least 0.03% of NASA’s budget on space exploration, instead of global warming and Muslim self-esteem, or 0.03% of the Department of Education’s budget on education instead of on closely monitoring the sexual habits and Halloween costumes of college students.

Deploying soldiers abroad is far more expensive than deploying them at home. And it’s a lot cheaper to stop drug dealers, gang members and terrorists at the border than it is inside the country.

What does $200 million buy us when it comes to national defense?

$200 million is being spent on special glasses and goggles for pilots to protect their eyes from laser devices fired into cockpits. We spend around $260 million on military bands. The military ad budget is in the high hundreds of millions of dollars.

We’re spending $200 million on military aid to Ukraine. If we can spend that much money to help the Ukrainians keep the Russians away, perhaps we can spend some that money to keep gang members and drug dealers out of our own backyard. The Russians are a menace, but they won’t be chopping up our children with machetes tomorrow. The MS-13 thugs riding along in that caravan just might.

If the media really has a problem with that, let its talking heads pretend that the caravan is Russian.

Every dollar we spend on border security is a fortune we don’t have to spend on police officers, surveillance cameras, insurance, ER visits, prisons, funerals and the larger sense of insecurity.

Let’s put that $200 million into its proper perspective.

An audit this year found that the Defense Logistics Agency couldn't account for $800 million in construction projects.

The money that President Trump may end up spending to protect our border from an invasion could fit four times over into a government accounting error.

None of this is to suggest that the work the military does at home and abroad isn’t vitally important. We should be protecting our pilots; military bands serve a vital purpose and so does our presence in Italy.

But if we don’t have a country, then it doesn’t matter how good our military bands are.

If there’s no United States of America, then why bother having seven bases in Italy? Why does the political establishment expect taxpayers to spend a fortune on geopolitics, but not on the home-front?

The purpose of the United States military is not to protect Italy, it’s to protect America. We built bases and stationed forces across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America for our own needs.

If we can’t use our own soldiers to protect our own country, what is the whole thing for?

While the media is notoriously parsimonious with the military budget, Obama’s presidential center will cost taxpayers $199 million. Throw in another million and that’s the cost of keeping more gang members from reaching Chicago and boosting the summer weekend death toll from 39 to 43.

Will the youth of Chicago benefit more from another museum no one visits (the Windy City already has more museums that no one visits than any other city in the country) or staying alive not to visit them?

Obama’s Africa trip costs were estimated in the neighborhood of $100 million. His corrupt Solyndra deal cost taxpayers over $500 million. His illegal cash shipments to Iranian terrorists alone could have paid for the latest border deployment eight times over. The media would rather we send billions to the Islamic terrorists murdering American soldiers than spend a fraction of that to send soldiers to the border.

But forgot how much money we’re spending to stop the illegal caravan invasion. Let’s look at how much we’re saving.

A new Center for Immigration Studies report estimates that we're spending $4 billion a year on illegal alien births alone.

FAIR estimated that taxpayers are spending $134 billion a year on illegal aliens. That’s around $8,000 per illegal alien. The annual cost of the 7,000, mostly male, migrants would be $56 million in one year.

If the military deployment stops the caravan, then it will have paid for itself in 4 years. If we fail to stop the migrant caravan, we will lose more than double that $200 million by 2026.

And that 7,000 is just a drop in the bucket. There are 12,000 migrants in Mexico. And more are coming every day. If we can deter these invaders, we will have sent a message that will save lives and billions.

Detaining an illegal migrant invader costs between $100 to $200 a day. This is expensive, but far less than the cost of a single murder, drunk driving accident or assorted forms of illegal migrant crime.

If the illegal migrant invaders make it into this country, detaining them will cost us $700,000 a day. In a month, the average length of time an illegal alien is detained, that will balloon to $21 million.

In under a year, the cost would surpass that $200 million that the media is bellyaching about.

Of course they won’t be held that long.

Budget and capacity strains would force their release. That’s already happened again and again.

It’s how a key World Trade Center bomber ended up on the streets. It’s how countless MS-13 gang members and other criminals have flooded our cities.

That original World Trade Center bombing back in 1993 may have cost as much as $1.1 billion. (Not accounting for inflation.) If you think immigration enforcement is expensive, just wait until a skyscraper gets bombed.

Between 2011 and 2018, a quarter of a million aliens were booked into Texas jails. Think about the cost of every single one of those inmates. The cost of the 1,351 murders, 7,156 sexual assaults and 815 kidnappings they committed in just one state. Then think about the human cost of all those horrors.

We spend hundreds of billions of dollars protecting the rest of the world. The least we can do is spend $200 million, as a down payment on an $18 billion wall, to protect ourselves, our families and our future.

If the media thinks the cost of deploying the military to the border is expensive, imagine the cost of deploying it in our cities.

Many of the countries that the migrants are arriving from use the military for domestic law enforcement. They are forced to do it because their brand of organized crime is so lethal that they have no other choice. Now those same gangs and crime families are flooding across our border.

If Texas and California go the way of Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador, we will have no other choice.

Opponents of border security have put their partisan political interests ahead of America’s national security, its stability and its survival. Americans are being murdered every day by the gang members they have allowed into this country in order to expand their districts and build up their political power.

Is $200 billion too much?

Chicago’s police budget is approaching $1.5 billion. So is the police budget in Los Angeles. New York passed $5 billion a while back.

That $200 million border deployment? It wouldn’t buy you the cost of a month of policing in New York.

If you think immigration enforcement is expensive, try not enforcing it. Chicago, Los Angeles and New York have.


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Pro-illegal immigration advocates and environmental extremists are abusing the judicial system to pursue their radical policy agendas. Constitutionalists sitting on the Supreme Court and the lower federal courts are needed more than ever to prevent progressive judges from using such cases to re-write the Constitution to their liking.

Last week, six Honduran migrants currently traveling towards the U.S. border with Mexico, as part of a mob force that they call a caravan, filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court on behalf of themselves and their children against President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the heads of various federal agencies dealing with immigration. Although still hundreds of miles away from the border, they are claiming that the Trump administration’s stated intention to bar them from  entering the United States violates their due process rights under the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

“Trump’s professed and enacted policy towards thousands of caravanners seeking asylum in the United States is shockingly unconstitutional,” they allege. “The legal problem with Trump’s plan to stop caravan persons from entering this country is that Plaintiffs are seeking asylum, and Trump simply cannot stop them from legally doing so by using military, or anyone.” They claim that the “well-documented human rights crisis” unfolding in their home country entitles them automatically to enter the United States for the purpose of seeking asylum.

The plaintiffs summarily rejected President Trump’s expressed concern for the danger that so many unvetted migrants potentially pose to the security of the American people. “Trump has been unable to produce any evidence of criminals and gang members within the caravan, which has largely proceeded peacefully on its journey,” the plaintiffs asserted in their complaint. To the contrary, the Department of Homeland Security has reported that “over 270 individuals along the caravan route have criminal histories, including known gang membership.  Those include a number of violent criminals – examples include aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, sexual assault on a child, and assault on a female.” Members of the so-called “caravans” have already used violence against Mexican police officers and military personnel trying to secure Mexico’s southern border.

This lawsuit should be dismissed on its face. First, the plaintiffs have no standing to invoke the protections of the United States Constitution. The Constitution is not a universal declaration of human rights that requires the country’s borders be opened to anyone in the world complaining of bad conditions in their home countries. Moreover, the plaintiffs failed to take advantage of other opportunities for seeking asylum. They neither applied for refugee status at the U.S. embassy in Honduras or in any other Central American country, nor sought asylum in Mexico where it has been offered.

Secondly, the plaintiffs’ case is not yet ripe for judicial review. They are nowhere near the border and, therefore, have not tested the U.S. asylum system by approaching the official ports of entry border crossings to make their claims for asylum hearings in an orderly fashion. Thus, none of the plaintiffs have been actually “deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law” by reason of any action by federal or state government officials. Moreover, President Trump has not said that all asylum claims would be summarily dismissed. He has simply said that asylum seekers allowed to enter the country to make their claims must do so at the official ports of entry and would not be released into the country at large until their asylum claims can be heard, which could take months or even years. The asylum seekers are free to accept this condition, or to reject it and leave.  

Finally, if the case were allowed to proceed on its merits, the recent Supreme Court decision upholding President Trump’s temporary ban on travel of foreigners to the United States from certain countries should be dispositive. The Supreme Court ruled that the president of the United States has broad discretionary authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to issue a proclamation that would “suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens” whenever he “finds” that their entry “would be detrimental to the interests of the United States.” 8 U. S. C. §1182(f). Such discretion should include the president’s authority to suspend entry of all aliens traveling together in large groups from Central America until an orderly process for handling asylum requests on a case by case basis can be established at the official ports of entry, which are already overwhelmed with applications for asylum.  

Dismissal of the plaintiffs’ “caravan” case should be a no-brainer. Unfortunately, as seen already with the handling by lower court activist judges of President Trump’s temporary travel ban, there are judges on the federal courts willing to turn the Constitution inside out to suit their social justice progressive agendas.

Anti-fossil fuel activists have found just such an ally on the federal bench. They filed a constitutional climate lawsuit against the U.S. government in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon in 2015, which is still alive. The complaint alleges that through the government's affirmative actions that cause climate change, it has violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, as well as failed to protect essential public trust resources. The plaintiffs are a group of young people between the ages of eight and nineteen; Earth Guardians, an association of young environmental activists; and an individual acting as guardian for future generations. They claim that the government allowed carbon dioxide produced by burning fossil fuels to destabilize the climate system in a way that would "significantly endanger plaintiffs, with the damage persisting for millenia." They seek a judicial declaration that their constitutional and public trust rights have been violated. They also want an order enjoining the government from violating those rights and directing it to develop a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The lawsuit challenges policy decisions various government agencies have made, including whether and to what extent to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and vehicles, whether to permit fossil fuel extraction and development to take place on federal lands, whether to permit the export and import of fossil fuels from and to the United States, and whether to authorize new marine coal terminal projects.

Instead of dismissing the case outright as involving policy matters that belong with the elected branches of the government to resolve, the federal district court judge assigned to the case, Judge Ann Aiken of the District Court in Oregon, has allowed it to proceed forward. Even the Supreme Court decided recently that it was too soon to dispose of the case on the grounds asserted by the government. A trial may proceed shortly.

Contrary to common sense, Judge Aiken concluded that courts are perfectly capable of setting a permissible emissions level to meet the plaintiff’s demands without having to balance competing economic concerns that policy makers would normally consider. The judge has implicitly accepted the plaintiffs’ crystal ball, which predicts a doomsday scenario affecting unborn generations unless the court steps in immediately. Never mind about technological and market solutions. Judge Aiken assumed that the plaintiffs can show the government’s actions to be primarily responsible for causing the harmful effects of climate change on the plaintiffs’ own health and well-being, which is necessary to give them standing to bring their case against the government in the first place. Climate change can be caused by carbon gas emissions emanating from anywhere in the world, including China, the largest source. Climate change can also be caused by other factors altogether. In accepting the plaintiffs’ premise that their alleged injuries can be tied directly to the U.S. government’s failure to adequately curtail fossil fuel production and usage, Judge Aiken has engaged in voodoo science. She pointed to the plaintiffs’ allegation that, over more than two centuries, the United States produced more than twenty-five percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. She did not bother to acknowledge the many lives that were saved or improved significantly during that time span because of the innovations made possible by fossil fuel energy and the growing economy it spurred. Nor did she consider the many lives that can be positively affected in the future by the continued availability of such relatively cheap sources of energy alongside renewable energy.

Judge Aiken’s most egregious demonstration of unrestrained judicial activism lies in her acceptance of the plaintiffs’ due process theory. She inserted into the Constitution a “fundamental right” that appears nowhere in the Constitution’s text. Instead, she embraced the notion that the Constitution is an ever-evolving instrument that judges can add new rights to as each generation discovers anew what liberty means. “I have no doubt that the right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life is fundamental to a free and ordered society,” Judge Aiken wrote. “In this opinion, this Court simply holds that where a complaint alleges governmental action is affirmatively and substantially damaging the climate system in a way that will cause human deaths, shorten human lifespans, result in widespread damage to property, threaten human food sources, and dramatically alter the planet's ecosystem, it states a claim for a due process violation.”

With a stroke of the pen, Judge Aiken has declared a “stable climate system” to be a new constitutional right that the government has an affirmative duty to protect by effectively eliminating an entire industry on which the country’s economic growth has largely depended. She decided that peoples’ livelihoods today and in the foreseeable future in a major sector of the economy can be wiped out by government action to uphold her newly discovered “fundamental right” of the plaintiffs. She passed over the effect her ruling could have in rendering the property value of fossil fuel reserves worthless, likely without any fair compensation to their owners. She failed to explain how the actions she would require the government to take against the fossil fuel industry to uphold the plaintiffs’ new supposed “fundamental right” would not infringe the Fifth Amendment due process rights of the people whose livelihoods and property the government will have destroyed in the process. They too are entitled to be protected against government actions depriving them of their "life, liberty, or property" without "due process of law.”

The caravan and climate change cases show how important it is for the Senate to continue being able to confirm Supreme Court justices and lower court judges at the appellate and district court levels who interpret the Constitution and statutes as written.


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Along with United States Customs and Border Control agents, U.S. troops have been placing barbed wire fencing along the southern border shared with Mexico. The barbed wire appears to be aimed at keeping the migrant caravan, which originated in Honduras, out of the U.S.

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New video footage shows what looks like hundreds or even thousands of migrants in a caravan making their way across the Mexican border into Mexico.

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A few weeks back the Fit Bike Co. team made their way to Albuquerque, New Mexico to explore the spots! The full video from that trip hasn’t dropped yet, but Stephan August dropped this new The Hourglass Theory video from the trip filled with clips that the whole squad filmed during the trip. There’s no

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As the landlord for a vast area of public land in Southeast New Mexico, one of the federal Bureau of Land Management’s primary responsibilities is to ensure the resources in that area are wisely managed to benefit the people of New Mexico. Why then is that agency moving forward on a plan that would waste […]
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Los efectivos enviados por Washington para fortalecer el servicio fronterizo ante la llegada de migrantes se preparan para “diversos escenarios” en la zona. El número de tropas estadounidenses enviadas a la frontera con México ha… Más
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Conoce lo que dice el tarot sobre tu signo, ¡Las cartas no mienten!

Una tirada para cada signo, que nos permite orientarnos y saber cómo vienen los próximos días en nuestras vidas.



AriesOcho de Bastos
Pueden presentarse, en forma simultánea, situaciones que debas resolver y buscar la mejor solución.  Lo menos recomendable será que actúes impulsivamente, por el contrario, debes tomarte un tiempo para ver qué es lo prioritario y encararlo y postergar lo que no tenga urgencia.


TauroNueve de Copas
Semana tranquila, sin mayores complicaciones, con una grata sensación de bienestar.  Aprovecha esta bonanza para pensar en tus proyectos y buscar el mejor modo para superar tu actual situación, con calma, pensando cada paso que des y no corriendo riesgos innecesarios.



GéminisOcho de Espadas
En momentos en que sobran los problemas y escasean las soluciones, lo mejor es hacer un esfuerzo por serenarse y dimensionar de la mejor manera la magnitud de cada situación y encararla con racionalidad.  Todo problema tiene solución y las opciones están en ti.


CáncerRey de Oros
El dinero va y viene, se tiene suficiente o hay déficit, y a cada cual esta situación lo afecta de manera particular.  Como tú no escapas a esta realidad y, por el contrario, tu sentimiento de seguridad tiene en el dinero un pilar importante, vas a sentir en esta semana esa grata sensación.


LeoNueve de Oros
Tendrás todo el bienestar que has sabido construir.  Semana de satisfacciones de variado origen, pero todas confluyendo a darte una sensación real de plenitud, que te la has ganado.  Debes asumir que lo descrito está ligado, en gran medida, a tu fuero interno.


VirgoDiez de Copas
Semana de gran estabilidad emocional, proveniente de tus lazos afectivos familiares en primer lugar, pero también del círculo de amistades más queridas.  Aprovecha estos días para consolidar los vínculos que tan bien pueden obrar en ti en forma permanente.


LibraCuatro de Espadas
Debes moderar tu ritmo de actividades.  No te conviertas, innecesariamente, en esclava de las obligaciones autoimpuestas.  Ocúpate de tu bienestar físico y síquico, dedicando las horas de sueño y descanso que son imprescindibles para funcionar mejor y preservar tu salud.


EscorpioEl Ermitaño
Siempre será conveniente respetar el llamado del Yo interno, como una forma de autoconocimiento y de encuentro contigo misma.  Esta puede ser la semana propicia para este encuentro.  Busca momentos de silencio, calma y soledad.  No es fácil, pero, si puedes, te hará muy bien.



SagitarioEl Mundo
Estás en un buen momento de tu vida.  A veces cuesta reconocerlo, pero no es necesario compararse con los demás para asumirlo.  En la vida hay muchos ciclos que se van cumpliendo, éste es uno.  Si lo sabes aprovechar, puede potenciarte de tal manera que nada será imposible de alcanzar.


CapricornioLa Estrella
La lucha permanente que has dado por conseguir tus deseos y aspiraciones de todo tipo comienzan, poco a poco, a concretarse.  No le restes valor a ninguno de tus logros, ya que todos se deben a tu esfuerzo.  Respecto de algunos, aún debes esperar un tiempo sin dejar de lado el sacrificio.


Acuario - El Loco
Que nada te limite, atrévete a lo imposible.  Siempre habrá un sueño por cumplir, las barreras no existen.  Estás en un buen momento para luchar por lo que quieres.  No temas equivocarte, porque tu nivel de consciencia te dará certezas y porque lo que busques sólo tú lo sabrás.


Piscis - Caballero de Oros
“Perseverar” siempre será en ti una premisa ineludible que debes considerar si aspiras a conseguir lo que anhelas.  El entusiasmo momentáneo y el abandono posterior de tus aspiraciones debes desterrarlo, porque se pueden convertir en tu peor enemigo.

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La Comisión Nacional del Agua (Conagua) informó que a partir de las 19:40 se encendió la primera bomba del Sistema Cutzamala que enviará agua a la CDMX.

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A stream of U.S.-bound Central American migrant caravans risks clouding the rapprochement between Mexico's next leader and U.S. President Donald Trump, who has railed against illegal migration to energize his electoral base.

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Christy Todd said she is a regular voter in Mexico Beach, a Florida Panhandle community nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael less than a month ago. But not this year.

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Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants traveling through Mexico gathered in the capital on Tuesday after a 1,000 mile (1,600 km) journey, with a handful saying President Donald Trump's hostility had deterred them from continuing to the United States.

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Nhóm Spice Girls trình diễn tại Vancouver ngày 02/12/2007.

(AFP)Spice Girls tái hợp

Nhóm nhạc pop nữ nổi tiếng của Anh quốc trong thập niên 90 hôm qua 05/11/2018 loan báo sẽ tái hợp trong sáu buổi trình diễn vào tháng 6/2019 tại Anh.

Lần này chỉ còn bốn gương mặt Mel B, Mel C, Emma Bunton và Geri Halliwell, nhưng Victoria Beckham rất có thể sẽ tham gia vòng lưu diễn.

Hai tổng thống Donald Trump và Vladimir Putin tại Helsinki, Phần Lan ngày 03/07/2018.
(Reuters)Kremlin : Trump và Putin chỉ tiếp xúc ngắn tại Paris

Điện Kremlin hôm nay 06/11/2018 cho biết tổng thống Nga Vladimir Putin và đồng nhiệm Hoa Kỳ Donald Trump chỉ gặp gỡ chớp nhoáng vào cuối tuần tới ở Paris để thảo luận về một cuộc gặp thượng đỉnh song phương trong tương lai.

Theo phía Nga, một cuộc tay đôi Trump-Putin bên lề lễ kỷ niệm 100 năm Đệ nhất Thế chiến kết thúc, vào ngày 11/11, không thể tổ chức được vì quá phức tạp.

Đoàn di dân đến Mexico City ngày 05/11/2018.
(AFP)Honduras và Guatemala muốn chặn luồng di dân sang Mỹ

Tổng thống Honduras, Juan Orlando và đồng nhiệm Guatemala, Jimmy Morales hôm qua 05/11/2018 đã thỏa thuận về một kế hoạch hành động nhằm giải quyết tận gốc các nguyên nhân khiến công dân nước mình kéo nhau thành đoàn sang Mỹ, chủ yếu là đầu tư tạo công ăn việc làm.

Các đoàn di dân đã gây phẫn nộ cho tổng thống Mỹ Donald Trump trong bối cảnh cuộc bầu cử giữa kỳ. Đoàn đầu tiên gồm 4.000 người chiều qua đã đến Mêhicô.

Người nhập cư Venezuela xếp hàng xin giấy tạm trú tại Peru, 30/10/2018.
(AFP)Châu Âu gia hạn trừng phạt một năm đối với Venezuela

Hôm nay 06/11/2018, 28 nước Liên hiệp Châu Âu (EU) loan báo kéo dài thêm một năm, đến tháng 11/2019, các biện pháp trừng phạt để buộc chế độ của ông Nicolas Maduro phải tôn trọng Nhà nước pháp quyền và dân chủ.

Năm 2017, EU đã cấm vận vũ khí và các vật liệu có thể dùng để đàn áp, đưa ra danh sách đen 18 quan chức bị cấm nhập cảnh và phong tỏa tài sản, trong đó có phó tổng thống Delcy Rodriguez.

Những xác người được khai quật từ một hố chôn tập thể ở Irak.
(Reuters)Irak : Phát hiện trên 200 hố chôn tập thể các nạn nhân của Daech

Có 202 hố chôn tập thể chứa 6.000 đến 12.000 xác người đã được Liên Hiệp Quốc phát hiện hôm nay 06/11/2018 tại bốn tỉnh ở miền bắc và miền tây Irak, nơi quân thánh chiến của tổ chức Nhà nước Hồi giáo (IS, Daech) chiếm giữ đến tháng 12/2017.

Các nạn nhân gồm phụ nữ, trẻ em, người già, người tàn tật, nhưng có cả quân nhân và cảnh sát.

Áp-phích chỉ trích thủ tướng Hungary bên ngoài Nghị viện Châu Âu, 06/11/2018.
(AFP)Hungary tổ chức tham vấn về gia đình, chỉ trích EU

Hungary hôm qua 05/11/2018 khởi động một cuộc thăm dò ý kiến trên cả nước về chính sách gia đình, đồng thời tố cáo Liên Hiệp Châu Âu muốn giải quyết vấn đề dân số thông qua nhập cư.

Khoảng 8 triệu cử tri được yêu cầu cho biết ý kiến : để giải quyết vấn đề dân số giảm, nên chăng tăng trợ giúp cho các gia đình, coi thời kỳ thai nghén là việc làm toàn thời gian, thay vì chấp nhận di dân.

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A partir de este martes está vigente la Ley Federal de Remuneraciones de los Servidores Públicos, en la que se establece que ningún servidor público podrá recibir un salario mayor al del Presidente de la República, además de eliminar la pensión mensual que recibían los ex presidentes.

El antecedente a esta pensión, se estableció en 1976, en el gobierno de Luis Echeverría, en el cual se acordó que los ex presidentes, tendrían a su disposición 78 elementos del Ejército y Marina para sus servicios generales.

Para 1987, el presidente Miguel de la Madrid emitió un acuerdo presidencial por el cual “los ciudadanos que hayan desempeñado el cargo de Presidente disfrutarán mientras vivan de una pensión equivalente al salario total que corresponde a los servidores públicos que ocupan el cargo de Secretario de Estado, con cargo al erario”.

La pensión presidencial asciende a 205 mil 122 pesos mensuales. Esta cantidad la reciben los ex presidentes Luis Echeverría (1970-1976), Vicente Fox (200-2006). El ex presidente Felipe Calderón dona su pensión a la fundación “Aquí nadie se rinde”, organización que se dedica a ayudar a niños con cáncer.

Los ex mandatarios Carlos Salinas de Gortari (1988-1994) y Ernesto Zedillo (1994-2000) decidieron renunciar a sus respectivas pensiones, aunque mantienen el apoyo del personal de Estado Mayor Presidencial.

Mientras que Sasha Montenegro, viuda de José López Portillo (1976-1982) y Paloma Cordero, viuda de Miguel de la Madrid son las cónyuges que continúan recibiendo la pensión de sus parejas, que asciende a 102 mil pesos.

Descartan impugnación
Los presidentes del Senado y de la Cámara Diputados, Martí Batres y Porfirio Muñoz Ledo (Morena), respectivamente, descartaron que la Ley Federal de Remuneraciones de Servidores Públicos, pueda ser objeto de una controversia legal.

Al término de la instalación de las comisiones de Gobernación de ambas Cámara, Batres expresó que él no ve que dicha norma pueda ser objeto de una controversia.

“Está clara la esencia de la Ley. Veía algunos comentarios que, por ejemplo, se habla de DF cuando ya es Ciudad de México. Pero el propio Transitorio 14 de la Reforma a la Ciudad de México, señala que cuando se hable de DF, se entenderá Ciudad de México, e incluso el propio Artículo 73 de la Constitución, cuando habla de la deuda pública de la Capital, todavía dice DF”.

LE PUEDE INTERESAR: Todo esto perderán los ex presidentes de México tras la publicación en el DOF la eliminación de pensiones

Muñoz Ledo señaló que no precede una controversia legal. “Lo pueden hacer. Miren, tenemos la experiencia de la Constitución de la Ciudad de México, que dijeron que nos iban a impugnar en la mitad; 96% la Corte la aprobó”.

En contraste, el coordinador del PAN en el Senado, Damián Zepeda hizo un llamado a revisar la recién promulgada Ley de La Federal de Remuneraciones Servidores Públicos, porque tiene errores jurídicos.

“Sugiero que las áreas jurídicas del Congreso hagan una valoración rápida y veamos la mejor manera de componer ese barco, porque está mal y creo que no vale la pena meternos en el conflicto de como si unos estuviéramos a favor y otros en contra”, dijo.

Aseguró que tal y como quedó la Ley es controvertible ante la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación (SCJN).

El coordinador del PRD, Miguel Ángel Mancera coincidió en que está de acuerdo con el espíritu de la ley, pero lamentó que no se distinguiera a quienes tienen un cargo de alta especialización y de seguridad nacional.

“Vuelve a dejar sin distingo a fuerzas armadas, vuelve a dejar sin distingo a quienes tienen una mayor responsabilidad o que se les ha exigido un grado de especialización mucho más importante”, dijo.


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Agents at the biggest port of entry from Mexico are overwhelmed by those who seek asylum legally.
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Democratic Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham has prevailed over Republican Rep. Steve Pearce to win the governor’s race in New Mexico, turning this seat from red to blue.


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Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 · 2:41:14 AM +00:00 · David Nir

PA-17 (46% in): Lamb (D): 61, Rothfus (R): 39. This is an incumbent-vs.-incumbent matchup brought on by redistricting. Republicans gave Rothfus up for dead long ago.
PA-16 (28% in): DiNicola (D): 56, Kelly (R): 43. This is another GOP-held seat, and definitely a difficult red one. Would be impressive if DiNicola holds on.
VA-07 (96% in): Spanberger (D): 50, Brat (R) 49. Still another Republican-held seat.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 · 2:42:06 AM +00:00 · David Nir

CO-Gov: The race is called for Democrat Jared Polis, who keeps this key seat blue and makes history as the first gay person to be elected governor in U.S. history!

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 · 2:43:28 AM +00:00 · David Nir

NJ-11 (30% in): Sherill (D): 56, Webber (R): 42. This is a GOP-held seat.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 · 2:47:29 AM +00:00 · David Nir

FL-26: No call here, but the NYT’s Miami bureau chief reports that GOP Rep. Carlos Curbelo has conceded to Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, who currently leads 50.7 to 49.3 with 90% reporting. We’ll count this as a pickup.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 · 2:49:39 AM +00:00 · David Nir

NY-11: With 79% reporting (and apparently low-ish turnout), Democrat Max Rose has a surprising 50-48 edge on Republican Rep. Dan Donovan. This is reach seat for Dems located on Staten Island and part of Brooklyn in NYC.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 · 2:51:42 AM +00:00 · David Nir

MN-03 (77% in): Dean Phillips (D) 56, Rep. Erik Paulsen (R) 44. Yet another suburban seat (in the Twin Cities) where the GOP is struggling. This would be another pickup if it holds.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 · 2:53:45 AM +00:00 · David Nir

VT-Gov: NBC has called this for GOP Gov. Phil Scott. Dem Christine Hallquist had been trying to become the first trans governor in U.S. history.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 · 2:55:25 AM +00:00 · David Nir

KS-03: Nice! NBC calls this for Democrat Sharice Davids, who not only defeats GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder but will become (hopefully along with New Mexico’s Deb Haaland) one of the first two Native American women ever to serve in Congress. Oh, and did we mention she’s an LGBTQ former MMA fighter and attorney? Yeah, she kicks ass.

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 · 2:56:45 AM +00:00 · David Nir

OH-12: NBC says that GOP Rep. Troy Balderson has hung on in his rematch of the very close summertime special election with Democrat Danny O'Connor.

 

Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018 · 2:58:48 AM +00:00 · David Nir

NJ-11, MN-03, MI-11: Three more pickups, for Democrats Mikie Sherrill, Dean Philips, and Haley Stevens. That brings us to 9 total.


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1. Mở bài 

Tại đại hội 19 của đảng CSTQ, Tập Cận Bình tuyên bố: “Đã đến lúc Trung Quốc phải giành vị trí trung tâm trên trường quốc tế”. 

Để thực hiện “Giấc mộng Trung Hoa” (The Chinese Dream), Tập Cận Bình đưa ra chiến lược “Một Vành Đai. Một Con Đường” (Nhất Đới, Nhất Lộ), thành lập ngân hàng với số vốn 124 tỷ USD, cho vay và đầu tư vào các quốc gia nằm trên tuyến đường từ Châu Á, Châu Phi và đến Châu Âu.

Trung Quốc đã lập một vành đai căn cứ quân sự gọi là “Chuỗi Ngọc Trai” (String of Pearls) để bảo vệ vành đai kinh tế. 

Các nhà quan sát nêu nhận xét, Trung Quốc càng phát triển thì mối đe dọa càng cao đối với Hoa Kỳ. 

Tổng thống Donald Trump quyết ăn thua đủ với Tập Cận Bình, ông triển khai chiến lược “Ấn Độ Dương-Thái Bình Dương Tự do và Mở rộng” làm đối trọng với chiến lược Vành Đai Con Đường của Trung Quốc. 

Về quân sự thì Mỹ tăng ngân sách quốc phòng, bố trí lại sức mạnh số một của Hải Quân Hoa Kỳ để khống chế Trung Quốc. 

Các đồng minh của Mỹ tích cực tham gia bảo vệ tự do hàng hải đi qua Biển Đông. 

Trong khi cuộc chiến thương mại đến hồi căng thẳng, Tổng thống Trump tuyên bố “Trung Quốc sẽ không có một tấc đất nào ở Biển Đông”. Bộ trưởng Quốc phòng Trung Quốc, Ngụy Phụng Hòa đáp trả “Trung Quốc sẽ không bao giờ từ bỏ một tấc lãnh thổ dù đó là Đài Loan hay ở Biển Đông” 

Tình hình nóng bỏng như thế có thể gây ra chiến tranh, vì cá tính dám nói dám làm của Tổng thống Trump. “Làm cho nước Mỹ vĩ đại trở lại”. 

2. Sự hình thành của chiến lược Ấn Độ Dương-Thái Bình Dương “tự do” và “mở rộng” 

Chiến lược Ấn Độ Dương-Thái Bình Dương tự do và mở rộng (The U.S. “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” Strategy. Viết tắt là FOIP) do Tổng thống Donald Trump triển khai để chống lại chiến lược “Một Vành Đai-Một Con Đường” của Tập Cận Bình. 

Ấn Độ Dương-Thái Bình Dương là khu vực chỉ các quốc gia nằm ven hai đại dương là Ấn Độ Dương và Thái Bình Dương. 

Về kinh tế 

Hiện có 3 quốc gia với nền kinh tế lớn nhất hoàn cầu là Mỹ, Trung Quốc và Nhật Bản. Ngoài ra còn một số quốc gia có tốc độ gia tăng kinh tế rất nhanh. 

Về quốc phòng 

Bảy trên 10 quốc gia tại khu vực nầy có quân đội lớn nhất thế giới là: Hoa Kỳ, Trung Quốc, Nhật Bản, Ấn Độ, Hàn Quốc, Úc và Pakistan. 

Theo đánh giá của các nhà nghiên cứu thì sự ra đời của chiến lược Ấn Độ Dương-Thái Bình Dương phát xuất từ hai yếu tố then chốt: 

Một là: Do sự trỗi dậy mạnh mẽ của Trung Quốc, đặc biệt là việc xây dựng và quân sự hóa các đảo nhân tạo làm tiền đồn ở Biển Đông, đe dọa con đường tự do thương mại đi qua vùng biển nầy. 

Hai là: Trung Quốc đẩy mạnh “Sáng kiến Một Vành Đai-Một Con Đường” thách thức vai trò lãnh đạo thế giới của Hoa Kỳ. Trong khi đó khu vực Ấn Độ Dương-Thái Bình Dương chưa có một cơ chế đa phương, thống nhất hành động để bảo vệ tập thể, mà chỉ có những hiệp định song phương như Hiệp ước an ninh Mỹ-Nhật, Hiệp ước phòng thủ chung Mỹ-Hàn. 

Hoa Kỳ thấy cần phải có một cơ chế, tổng hợp lực lượng của đồng minh, thắt chặt quan hệ hợp tác có cả Ấn Độ để chống lại Bắc Kinh. Những đồng minh của Mỹ là Nhật, Hàn Quốc, Ấn Độ, Úc, Indonesia. 

Đó là chiến lược mà Tổng thống Donald Trump đang cổ xúy. 

2. 1. Vai trò của Ấn Độ 

Thủ tướng Nhật Shinzo Abe và Thủ tướng Ấn Độ Narendra Modi 

Ấn Độ sẽ đóng một vai trò quan trọng mang lợi ích không những cho Hoa Kỳ mà còn cho các quốc gia khác trong khu vực. 

Phó Phụ tá Ngoại trưởng Mỹ đặc trách Đông Á Thái Bình Dương, ông Alex N. Wong nêu nhận xét, Ấn Độ là quốc gia phát triển theo hướng tự do và mở cửa. Hoa Kỳ bảo đảm Ấn Độ sẽ là một quốc gia có tầm ảnh hưởng lớn trong khu vực. Ngoài Ấn Độ ra, các quốc gia có tầm ảnh hưởng lớn như Nhật Bản, Australia, Hàn Quốc cũng đã có vai trò trong khu tích cực trong khu vực. 

Hoa Kỳ chủ trương thương mại tự do, bình đẳng, có qua có lại. 

2. 2. Hai yếu tố quan trọng của chiến lược Ấn Độ Dương-Thái Bình Dương 

Ngày 2-4-2018, Phó Phụ tá Ngoại trưởng Mỹ đặc trách Đông Á Thái Bình Dương, ông Alex N. Wong, giải thích hai yếu tố quan trọng của chiến lược là “Tự do” và “Mở rộng”. 

1). Về tự do. 

Các nước trong khu vực được tự do theo đuổi con đường riêng mà không bị ép buộc. Hoa Kỳ mong muốn các quốc gia nầy được hưởng quyền tự do hơn, bao gồm tự do quản lý, quyền hạn căn bản, minh bạch và chống tham nhũng. 

2). Về mở rộng 

Ông Wong cho biết, Mỹ mong muốn khu vực AĐD-TBD được mở rộng hơn nữa, đặc biệt là đường biển và đường hàng không đi qua Ấn Độ Dương và Biển Đông, vì có hơn 50% hàng hóa thương mại đi qua tuyến đường nầy. 

Cơ sở hạ tầng là gì?
Cơ sở hạ tầng 

Chiến lược mới của Tổng thống Trump còn bao gồm mở rộng về cơ sở hạ tầng (Infrastructure) gồm có bến cảng, cầu đường, đường bộ, đường sắt, bịnh viện, trường học… để các quốc gia hội nhập vào khu vực tốt hơn, kinh tế mạnh thêm. 

Mỹ mong muốn các quốc gia trong khu vực phát triển hạ tầng cơ sở để tăng trưởng kinh tế. 

Về thương mại thì được đặt trên cơ sở tự do, công bằng, có qua có lại. 

Tóm lại, với ý niệm mở rộng, các quốc gia trong khu vực AĐD-TBD được hoan nghênh khi vào hợp tác, ngay cả những thành viên của Đối tác xuyên Thái Bình Dương (TPP=Trans-Pacific Partnership) 

3. Mỹ hiện thực hóa chiến lược Ấn Độ Dương-Thái Bình Dương 

Chính quyền của Tổng thống Donald Trump đang gia tăng triển khai chiến lược Ấn Độ Dương-Thái Bình Dương, nhằm cạnh tranh với chiến lược “Một Vành Đai-Một Con Đường” của Trung Quốc. 

Ngày 30-7-2018, trước chuyến viếng thăm ba nước Singapore, Malaysia và Indonesia, Ngoại trưởng Mike Pompeo phát biểu tại Phòng Thương mại Mỹ, ông cho biết, Mỹ sẽ đầu tư 113 triệu USD vào kinh tế, công nghệ nặng và cơ sở hạ tầng trong khu vực Ấn Độ Dương-Thái Bình Dương. 

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Ngoại trưởng Pompeo 

Trong 113 triệu có 25 triệu để mở rộng xuất khẩu công nghệ cao của Mỹ sang khu vực. Đồng thời sẽ bổ sung 50 triệu USD để hỗ trợ các nước sản xuất và lưu trữ năng lượng, và thiết lập một mạng lưới hỗ trợ thúc đẩy sự phát triển cơ sở hạ tầng. 

Ông Pompeo nêu rõ, số tiền trên 100 triệu USD chỉ là khoản tiền thanh toán trước về sự đóng góp trong lãnh vực kinh tế của Mỹ để thúc đẩy hòa bình và thịnh vượng của khu vực AĐD-TBD. 

Với chiến lược AĐD-TBD, Tổng thống Donald Trump muốn gởi một thông điệp rằng, mặc dù Mỹ đã rút tên ra khỏi Hiệp định Đối tác xuyên Thái Bình Dương (TPP), nhưng Mỹ vẫn coi trọng và hoan nghênh thành viên của TPP vào việc làm ăn, đầu tư ở AĐD-TBD. Đó là ý nghĩa của hai trụ cột “tự do” và “cởi mở”. 

4. Chiến tranh thương mại giữa Mỹ và Trung Quốc 

4. 1. Tổng thống Donald Trump đánh thuế vào hàng hóa Trung Quốc nhập khẩu vào thị trường Hoa Kỳ 

Tổng thống Donald Trump mở màn cuộc chiến bằng cách đánh thuế hải quan 25% trên 50 tỷ USD hàng hóa Trung Quốc nhập cảng vào Mỹ. Tiến thêm một bước, là đánh thuế 25% lên 200 tỷ USD. Việc đánh thuế nhập cảng nầy có tác động đến kế hoạch phát triển kinh tế của Bắc Kinh. 

Hàng hóa Trung Quốc bị đánh thuế cao nên giá thành trên thị trường Mỹ cũng cao hơn hàng hóa cùng loại của các nước khác, nên khó cạnh tranh. Mỹ cứ tiếp tục tăng thuế cho đến khi nào hàng hóa Trung Quốc không còn con đường sống trên thị trường Hoa Kỳ. 

Trong cuộc chiến nầy, thị trường chứng khoán của Trung Quốc giảm 21%, và tiếp tục tuột dốc hàng ngày. 

Đồng nhân dân tệ mất giá 8% so với đô la Mỹ. Mỹ là thị trường lớn nhất của Trung Quốc, mất thị trường nầy cũng đảo lộn xuất khẩu. 

4. 2. Mỹ chận đứng hai con đường hàng hóa Trung Quốc vào Mỹ 

Ba quốc gia Bắc Mỹ là Canada, Hoa Kỳ và Mexico có hiệp định Thương mại Tự do NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) được ký kết ngày 12-8-1993, cho phép hàng hóa được tự do lưu thông giữa ba nước nầy. 

Để ngăn chặn hàng hóa Trung Quốc vào Mỹ bằng hai con đường từ Canada và Mexico, Tổng thống Trump và hai quốc gia Bắc Mỹ ký một hiệp định mới USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement), một trong nội dung là cấm các thành viên của 3 quốc gia nầy ký hiệp ước song phương với các nước “phi kinh tế thị trường tự do”, mục đích cấm hiệp định song phương với Trung Quốc. Nghĩa là không cho phép hàng hóa Trung Quốc đến Canada và Mexico để tự do vào thị trường Hoa Kỳ. 

Nói thêm về “phi kinh tế thị trường tự do” của Trung Quốc. Tổ chức Thương mại Thế giới (World Trade Organization=WTO) là sân chơi của các quốc gia có nền kinh tế thị trường tự do tức là các công ty tư nhân cạnh tranh với tư nhân mới công bằng. Trái lại, các công ty có nguồn vốn nhà nước, quốc doanh, mà cạnh tranh với tư nhân là không công bằng, vì vốn nhà nước luôn luôn to hơn vốn của tư nhân. 

Việt Nam và Trung Quốc còn rất nhiều công ty và tập đoàn quốc doanh cho nên chưa chính thức là thành viên thật sự của WTO, mà phải chờ đến khi nào tư nhân hóa, cổ phần hóa các công ty quốc doanh mới chính thức được công nhận là kinh tế thị trường tự do. Thời gian nầy Trung Quốc ở tình trạng “phi kinh tế thị trường tự do” mà Tổng thống Trump đã nêu trên. Công ty quốc doanh bán giá rẻ trên thị trường quốc tế cũng bị kiện và bị phạt tiền về tội bán phá giá. 

4. 3. Mỹ đe dọa sẽ đánh thuế vào toàn bộ hàng hóa Trung Quốc nếu hội đàm Trump-Tập thất bại 

Ngày 30-10-2018, tờ Bưu Điện Hoa Nam Buổi Sáng (SCMP=South China Morning Post-Hongkong) đưa tin, Mỹ chuẩn bị đánh thuế vào toàn bộ hàng hóa Trung Quốc nếu hội đàm giữa Tổng thống Trump và Tập Cận Bình thất bại. 

Hội đàm giữa hai lãnh đạo nầy sẽ diễn ra bên lề cuộc họp thượng đỉnh G-20 tại Buenos Aires của nước Argentina. 

Toàn bộ hàng hóa nhập vào thị trường Hoa Kỳ trị giá 257 tỷ USD, bao gồm sản phẩm tiêu dùng kể cả điện thoại di động, máy tính, quần áo, giày dép… 

Yêu sách của Tổng thống Trump về việc thay đổi sâu rộng chính sách thương mại công bằng, có qua có lại… 

Đe dọa của Tổng thống Trump cho thấy Mỹ sẵn sàng leo thang chiến tranh thương mại với Trung Quốc. 

Chiến tranh nào cũng gây tổn thất, thiệt hại cho cả hai bên, thế nhưng việc trọng đại của hai quốc gia không có thể giải quyết dứt khoát trong cuộc đàm phán tại Buenos Aires của nước Argentina vào cuối tháng 11 nầy. Có thể hai lãnh đạo nhất trí trên nguyên tắc và sẽ có nhiều cuộc đàm phán sẽ diễn ra giữa hai bên. 

4. 4. Những bí ẩn trong vụ mua bán 100 USD ở Cần Thơ 

Ngày 30-1-2018, công an thành phố Cần Thơ ập vào bắt quả tang vụ mua bán 100 USD của anh thợ điện Nguyễn Cà Rê (38 tuổi) tại tiệm vàng Thảo Lực do ông Lê Hồng Lực làm chủ. 

Việc bắt phạt có nhiều bí ẩn, đó là lịnh xét nhà có một cái gì đó mờ ám. 

Quyết định khám nhà được ký vào ngày 24-1-2018 và bắt quả tang việc mua bán đô la vào ngày 30-1-2018, tức là sau đó 6 ngày. 

Vì sao có việc chậm trễ như vậy? 

Đó là công an rình mò, chờ đợi để bắt quả tang vụ mua bán ngoại tệ như thế. 

Còn có một hành vi mờ ám nữa là việc công bố nội vụ vào tháng 9 năm 2018, tức là hơn nửa năm sau vụ việc xảy ra. 

Anh Nguyễn Cà Rê mất tờ 100USD mà còn bị phạt 90 triệu đồng. Chủ tiệm vàng Thảo Lực bị phạt 295 triệu đồng về tội mua bán ngoại tệ trái phép. Công an Cần Thơ khám nhà để tìm thêm đô la Mỹ, nhưng không có. Bản chất bất lương của công an là tịch thu tài sản cá nhân gồm 20 viên kim cương và đá quý trong két sắt gia đình của ông Lê Hồng Lực ở tầng trên của tiệm vàng, với lý do là không có hóa đơn hay chứng từ về xuất xứ của tài sản cá nhân đó. 

Sự việc không chỉ đơn giản trong vụ mua bán ngoại tệ trái phép bằng tờ 100 USD ở Cần Thơ mà nó còn ẩn chứa một âm mưu ở tầm mức quốc gia, có liên hệ đến đồng nhân dân tệ (Yuan), đồng đô la Mỹ và tiền đồng Việt Nam (VNĐ) 

4. 5. Việt Nam quốc tế hóa đồng nhân dân tệ 

A Jeep Grand Cherokee recall has been issued for 6,745 SUVs because the driver's side floor mats may interfere with and trap the accelerator pedals.

Chrysler (FCA US) says the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk SUVs need replacement floor mats from dealers, but until then owners need to remove the driver-side mats.

Although serious unintended acceleration events related to floor mats have caused numerous problems and recalls from various automakers, thankfully the 2018 Grand Cherokee is equipped with a brake-throttle override safety feature.

If the SUV senses the brake pedal is applied at the same time accelerator pedal input is sensed, the feature will cancel out the accelerator input.

FCA says it hasn't received any reports about crashes or injuries related to the floor mat problems.

About 4,822 of the Jeep Grand Cherokees are in the U.S., nearly 1,000 are in Canada, Mexico has about 164 SUVs that need new mats and about 763 Grand Cherokees are outside North America.

In addition to the recall of 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRTs and Trackhawks, Chrysler is recalling 11 sets of floor mats sold as accessories between November 2017 and March 2018.

FCA didn't announce when the floor mat recall will begin, but concerned SUV owners should call 800-853-1403.

CarComplaints.com will update this page when more details are available.

Read what drivers say about their Jeep Grand Cherokees.


          Technical Competence Development Lead - Sandvik - Milpillas, Zac.      Cache   Translate Page      
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          PREVENDEDOR DE PRODUCTOS LACTEOS - DANONE MEXICO - San Luis Potosí, S. L. P.      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Nearly 5,000 US soldiers posted near Mexico border      Cache   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON: Around 4,800 US soldiers were deployed on Monday (Nov 5) to the border with Mexico, the Pentagon announced, saying it could not give a price tag for the operation Democrats decry as political manoeuvring from President Donald Trump. Some 1,100 of the troops are in California, another 1 ...
          Migrant caravan rests, regroups in Mexico City      Cache   Translate Page      
MEXICO CITY: A caravan of Central American migrants that has drawn near-daily Twitter tirades from President Donald Trump ahead of the US midterm elections rested and regrouped on Monday (Nov 5) at a stadium-turned-shelter in Mexico City before pressing on. With their sights set on reaching the ...
          Kinzinger, Dady spar over military via social media      Cache   Translate Page      
The two congressional candidates in the 16th District recently traded jabs over the military via social media.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, whose district includes Grundy County and parts of southwestern Will County, reacted to his Democratic opponent Sara Dady’s remarks about U.S. troops being sent to the U.S.-Mexico border. President Donald Trump announced last week that he would be deploying up to 15,000 troops to the border in response to the caravans of people traveling from Central America to the U.S. to seek asylum.

Dady posted a message on Saturday to her campaign Facebook page, saying “Trump sends US troops to border to keep people out. Does anyone doubt the day will come when they will be used to keep people in?” Kinzinger responded on his page, writing “The attacks on our military must stop!

“I’m truly outraged and disgusted that my opponent would assert that the honorable members of our military are poised to steal from their fellow Americans the very freedoms they swore an oath to defend,” Kinzinger wrote.

He continued, saying Dady’s “history of nasty, disrespectful language only serves to divide us, not unlike Russian internet trolls.” Dady later responded, again on Facebook, saying Kinzinger had a “meltdown” over her post “opposing the misuse of our military for border enforcement.”

“Let me be clear, while I respect my opponent’s military service, he needs to know that he is not the only person in this country, state or district who has served,” Dady wrote. “My family has fought in every major war in the history of our nation beginning with the Revolutionary War.”

Dady went on to emphasize “our laws prohibit active use of our military to enforce civil laws within the United States.”

“I know where to draw the line for misuse of our military, but I do not know where my opponent does,” Dady wrote.

Dady was referring to the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 – enacted to end the use of federal troops for domestic law enforcement.


          $AAX.ca Advance Reports On 7th Hole of Drilling at Tabasquena Project in Mexico      Cache   Translate Page      
Results for the 7th hole of drilling at the Tabasquena project, near Ojocaliente, Mexico Over 30 epithermal veins have been discovered in the first 7 holes drilled All but 2 of the veins discovered are blind Phase 3 drilling is being planned to test deeper into the system in an attempt to locate the boiling […]
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Mexico's ambassador to the United States said migration between the countries has changed drastically -- more Mexicans now return to Mexico than enter the U.S.
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Miss Voltaghe (Mexico City, Mexico) presents “House Nation” every third Wednesday at 11pm EST on www.dancegruv.net! Tracklisting:

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Miss Voltaghe (Mexico City, Mexico) presents “House Nation” every third Wednesday at 11pm EST on www.dancegruv.net! Tracklisting:

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Miss Voltaghe (Mexico City, Mexico) presents “House Nation” every third Wednesday at 11pm EST on www.dancegruv.net! Tracklisting:

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Mike Rosales (Mexico City, MX) presents “The Mexican Rhythm” every first and third Sunday at 2pm EST on www.dancegruv.net! Tracklist:

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Mike Rosales (Mexico City, MX) presents “The Mexican Rhythm” every first and third Sunday at 2pm EST on www.dancegruv.net! Tracklist: 1. Bugzy Siegel – Glitterbox (Extended Mix) | C-Electronics LTD 2. Krozz – VuDú (Vocal Mix) 3. Soft House Company – What You Need (Micky More & Andy Tee Remix)[...]

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          Comment on About by American Red Cross      Cache   Translate Page      
Richard, As part of a global network, Red Cross and Red Crescent teams have long delivered humanitarian relief to migrants around the world. In line with Red Cross fundamental principles, the Guatemalan Red Cross, Honduran Red Cross, and Mexican Red Cross have been providing aid such as medical care, drinking water, and family reconnection services to migrants walking through Central America and Mexico.
          'Little Bighorn' Time Slip      Cache   Translate Page      

Dennis in Monterey, California called to tell of a weird experience he had:
“Are you familiar with the Custer Battlefield in Montana? (Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument). Just to put things in perspective, I’m 65 years old now. This took place in the early 90s and I used to, I don’t do it so much anymore, I used to have a Dodge van and on vacation time I would always throw a futon in the back of it, a sleeping bag, my Coleman camping stuff and I’d hit the road for two or three weeks and go visit places. One trip I went back east, I’m from back east. I’m from Ohio. And I’ve in Monterey now for the last 40 years. And I visit civil war battlefields - Antietam, Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry and on one trip I went up to see Custer's Mountain up there in Montana, and where it is, it’s up there in the prairies and it’s surrounded by a lot of mountains. It is small. It’s on... the intersection of State 90 and US Route 212 which goes east and west. It’s a little east of Billings, Montana. And 212 starts at 90 and runs right behind Custer's Hill and goes to Spearfish, Sturgis, Deadwood, you know, that part of the country.

Anyway, so I’m on the road for 4 or 5 days already on this trip and I’m tired and I need to take a shower or jump in a river, some place. I get to the park at 8:00 o’clock at night. It’s already closed so I’m not going to go in and see the monument that night. I was also really hungry. Now down where this was at is this little general store that has a cafe in it. So I pulled in the parking lot right there and they were getting ready to close. It was this guy and his wife and the guy was a retired park ranger who used take out tours of the monument and he knew it really well. And his wife was Native American and she lived there with her whole family for generations. And you know after the battle the Native Americans just didn’t go away. They all still live around there and the following generations.

Anyway, so they make me something to eat. And I asked them if they happened to have a beer I could drink and they said no they said go up the road a couple miles to this little town called Crow Agency, buy a 12-pack, bring it back and we’ll help you drink it. So I did that. I went up there and got a 12-pack and I brought it back and for the next couple hours they told me the true story of Custer's battle and it was really riveting. Parts of the story you never heard of. It wasn’t like Errol Flynn dying on the hill like in the movies, it was a long, drawn out battle, it was multi-faceted. There were other parts of the battle. Other sections of the battle. Anyway, they were getting ready to close up. They had to go home. I asked them if I could camp out in their parking lot. They said no, I couldn't do that but there is a little access road off of route 212 about a mile down the road and it’s a dirt road and due to maintenance of the park and you can pull into that spot and nobody will bother you. I said, 'That’s great.'

I went down the road. I found the spot, backed into it and turned off the van. It was dark, starry and it was quiet and it was just out here in the prairies. It wasn’t eerie at all. It was just neat, right, and it was dark and it was starry. So I rolled back into my sleeping bag and I went to sleep and I was out like a light. So it must have been a couple hours later, I’m sleeping, I guess I'm sleeping. Maybe I’m dreaming. I’m hearing this noise; back of my mind – small, ethereal. I'm hearing men shouting. I'm hearing horses. I'm hearing gunshots. I’m laying there thinking I gotta be dreaming this. You know how you’re in REM sleep, you can’t move, right? And it comes and it's going and it’s fading and its coming back. And its getting louder. Now I’m waking up and I’m hearing this. You know how you wake up to a bad dream and you go, 'Oh my god, that was a bad dream' and it goes away? This didn’t go away! It's getting louder. I’m hearing this. I’m looking at my hands. I’m awake. I’m hearing this. What is this?

I throw open the side doors of the van. I jump out and there’s nothing. There’s nothing. It’s dark. It’s starry and a little cool and it’s still going on... horses and gunshots and men. I’m hearing this. Then it just started fading away. And then it was gone. The whole episode probably lasted three minutes. The whole rest of the night, I crawled back in the van. I sat there wrapped in my sleeping bag completely spooked. The next day I went and visited the park and then I left but that night it was weird.”

Source: Coast to Coast – October 31, 2018

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11 p.m. Democrats have taken a firm grip on power in New Mexico by flipping the governor's office, previously held by a Republican.
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HIDALGO, TX - NOVEMBER 05: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents take part in a training exercise at the U.S.-Mexico border on November 5, 2018 in Hidalgo, Texas. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Over 5,100 troops are already on the border with orders to keep the caravan from Honduras from getting into the country, CBS News reports.

A steady flow of military vehicles was seen streaming into one border town. A previously empty field in town is now holding 300 troops or more.

The troops will serve as backup for Border Patrol and Customs agents. They’re also reinforcing entry areas along the fence, and adding barbed wire to certain areas.

They’ve been deployed in Operation Faithful Patriot, Donald Trump’s effort to secure the border against a large caravan of refugees. The caravan is primarily comprised of people from Honduras who have fled the country due to lack of jobs, drug cartel activity, and corruption among government officials.

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          Migrants in Mexico      Cache   Translate Page      

The president of Mexico invited the migrants from Central America to remain in Mexico.

That is a kind act. However, Mexico is so violent that they may not feel safe there.

By the time they reach the US, they may not feel safe here either.

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Posted on 02/11/2018

Trong một cuộc phỏng vấn được phát trên đài HBO ngày 30-10, Tổng thống Mỹ Donald Trump tuyên bố ông sẽ bãi bỏ quy chế thụ hưởng quốc tịch theo nơi sinh đối với những đứa trẻ có bố mẹ không phải là công dân Mỹ hoặc là người nhập cư bất hợp pháp ở Mỹ.

Ông nói, “chúng ta [nước Mỹ] là nước duy nhất trên thế giới nơi mà một ai đó tới, có con, và đứa trẻ đó nghiễm nghiên là công dân Mỹ… với tất cả mọi quyền lợi. Điều đó thật lố lịch. Điều đó thật lố bịch. Nó phải chấm dứt.”

Tổng thống Trump cũng cho biết ông sẽ làm việc này bằng một sắc lệnh hành pháp mà không cần phải sửa đổi Hiến pháp.

Vậy ta cần hiểu vấn đề này như thế nào?

Trước hết, quốc tịch theo nơi sinh là gì?

Hiểu đơn giản là một người được sinh ra ở nước nào thì nghiễm nhiên có quốc tịch của nước đó.

Thuật ngữ này ở Mỹ gọi là “birthright citizenship”, còn trong tiếng Latin gọi là “Jus soli”.

Trên thế giới hiện nay có hơn 30 nước áp dụng chính sách này chứ không phải chỉ có Mỹ như ông Trump nói. Trong số đó có cả Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, v.v. Theo Tạp chí Nhân quyền Harvard, một số nước trước đây cũng áp dụng chính sách này nhưng đã bãi bỏ trong những thập kỷ vừa qua, trong đó có Anh, Ireland, Úc, New Zealand, Ấn Độ, Malta và Cộng hoà Dominican.

Trên thế giới, có hai cách chính để xác định quốc tịch cho trẻ em mới sinh là quốc tịch theo nơi sinh (như Mỹ hiện nay) và quốc tịch theo huyết thống (như Việt Nam hiện nay). Tuy nhiên, Luật Quốc tịch Việt Nam (lẫn nhiều nước khác) đều thừa nhận một số trường hợp hạn hữu mà có thể áp dụng quy chế quốc tịch theo nơi sinh một cách có điều kiện.

Hiến pháp Mỹ nói gì về quốc tịch?

Hiến pháp Mỹ, có hiệu lực từ năm 1788, ban đầu không định nghĩa khái niệm quốc tịch. Mỹ mặc nhiên áp dụng nguyên tắc jus soli nói trên theo truyền thống pháp luật đã có từ thời thuộc địa Anh.

Đến khi sửa đổi hiến pháp bằng Tu chính án thứ 14 vào năm 1868 thì vấn đề này mới được làm rõ.

Theo đó, bản Tu chính án này nói rằng, “tất cả những người được sinh ra hoặc nhập tịch ở Hoa Kỳ, và do đó nằm dưới quyền tài phán [của Hoa Kỳ], đều là công dân của Hoa Kỳ và của tiểu bang nơi họ cư trú.”

Cũng cần phải nói thêm rằng luật pháp Hoa Kỳ, khác với Việt Nam, không chỉ dựa trên Hiến pháp và luật thành văn do Quốc hội ban hành, mà còn dựa rất nhiều trên các án lệ (case law).

Vụ án nổi tiếng tại Tối cao Pháp viện Hoa Kỳ xác lập rõ ràng quy chế quốc tịch theo nơi sinh là vụ United States v. Wong Kim Ark năm 1898. Số là anh Wong Kim Ark được sinh ra ở San Francisco, Mỹ năm 1873 và có cha mẹ đều là người nhập cư từ Trung Quốc. Khi anh Wong lớn lên thì cha mẹ anh về lại Trung Quốc và anh có ghé thăm họ hai lần vào năm 1894 và 1895. Lần đi năm 1894, khi về lại Mỹ thì được nhập cảnh bình thường như công dân, nhưng đến lần năm 1895 thì bị từ chối với lý do không phải công dân Mỹ. Anh kiện. Vụ kiện lên đến Tối cao Pháp viện thì được tuyên rằng, chính quyền không thể từ chối quốc tịch của bất kỳ ai sinh ra trên lãnh thổ Mỹ, theo Tu chính án thứ 14, trừ trường hợp con cái của quan chức ngoại giao.

Kể từ đó, quy chế quốc tịch theo nơi sinh mặc nhiên được thừa nhận và thi hành cho đến nay.

Quy định như vậy thì có bị người nước ngoài lợi dụng để con cái có quốc tịch Mỹ không?

Người nước ngoài có tìm cách lợi dụng không thì không rõ, nhưng rõ ràng có việc người nước ngoài đến Mỹ sinh con và con cái họ nghiễm nhiên có quốc tịch Mỹ. Những người nước ngoài này đến Mỹ theo visa du lịch hoặc làm việc, hoặc nhập cư bất hợp pháp vào Mỹ, rồi sinh con trên đất Mỹ.

Lưu ý là con có quốc tịch Mỹ nhưng bố mẹ thì không. Đến năm 21 tuổi, con cái có thể bảo lãnh cho cha mẹ được định cư tại Mỹ theo diện thẻ xanh (green card), sau một số năm sống ở Mỹ thì có thể nộp đơn xin nhập tịch.

Theo Trung tâm Nghiên cứu Pew, vào năm 2014 có khoảng 11,1 triệu người nhập cư bất hợp pháp sinh sống ở Mỹ. Việt Nam cũng có phần trong số này với khoảng 118 nghìn người, theo một thống kê trong giai đoạn 2010 – 2014.

Kể từ năm 1980, con số trẻ sinh ra trong những gia đình nhập cư bất hợp pháp ngày càng tăng, từ 30 nghìn trẻ năm 1980 lên đến mức kỷ lục 390 nghìn trẻ vào năm 2007, trước khi giảm dần xuống 250 nghìn năm 2016.

Hiện có khoảng 5 triệu trẻ được sinh ra và đang sinh sống trên đất Mỹ có bố mẹ là người nhập cư bất hợp pháp. Những đứa trẻ này, dù có quốc tịch Mỹ, nhưng còn bị gọi là “anchor baby” với hàm ý phân biệt với trẻ có bố mẹ là người Mỹ. Việc dùng cụm từ này hiện nay là một vấn đề nhạy cảm ở Mỹ. Ở Canada thì họ có cụm từ khác là “passport baby”.

Trên thực tế, vấn đề quốc tịch này nằm trong một vấn đề lớn hơn và cực kỳ phức tạp ở Mỹ, đó là chính sách nhập cư. Đảng Cộng hoà của Tổng thống Trump có xu hướng hạn chế nhập cư vì cho rằng người nhập cư gây mất an ninh và lấy đi việc làm của người Mỹ. Đảng Dân chủ chủ trương chào đón người nhập cư và tạo điều kiện cho họ có cơ hội xây dựng một cuộc đời mới trên đất Mỹ, cho rằng nước Mỹ bản chất là đất nước của những người nhập cư và bản thân nền kinh tế Mỹ cũng cần người nhập cư.

Về khái niệm “người nhập cư bất hợp pháp” được nói đến trong bài thì có một số cụm từ thường được dùng song song trong tiếng Anh như “unauthorized immigrants” hay “illegal immigrants”, có khi lại dùng cụm từ “undocumented immigrants” (người nhập cư không có giấy tờ). Ngày nay, cụm “illegal immigrants” ngày càng ít được sử dụng hơn.

Trong giai đoạn 2010 – 2014, có tổng số khoảng 118 nghìn người Việt Nam nhập cư bất hợp pháp sinh sống ở Mỹ. Ảnh: Viện Chính sách Nhập cư.







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          Susan Delacourt: Justin Trudeau treads carefully on U.S. election day      Cache   Translate Page      

While Americans were rendering their verdict on Donald Trump’s politics on Tuesday, Justin Trudeau was on CNN, talking about the “elephant and moose” relationship between Canada and the United States.

Canada is still “massively outweighed” in that metaphor, Trudeau told CNN interviewer Poppy Harlow, but “will stand securely in our own strength and our own approach.”

Trudeau has been talking about Canada as a moose — not a mouse, as his father once described the country — ever since last summer; around the same time that Trump-Trudeau relations started to get tense.

Although both leaders have declared they’ve moved past their disagreement, the legacy of that flame-out was evident in Trudeau’s cautious non-answers to his American interviewer.

Where once this Prime Minister might have been tempted to sharply underline his differences with Trump’s brand of populist politics, Trudeau wouldn’t take the bait this time — no pointed comments about the midterms, no backhand swipes at how Trump has been stoking up fear of immigration in recent days.

“Americans will make the choice that they need to make,” Trudeau said, noting that Canada’s long history with Quebec-referendum politics taught our citizens to appreciate the value of outsiders keeping their own opinions to themselves.

Still, in a week that marks three years since Trudeau was sworn into office and two years since Trump won his election, it’s hard not to notice how the two leaders stand sharply divided on how to handle the populist sentiments surging around the globe.

Here in Canada, Trudeau’s government was rolling out a series of anti-poverty measures on Tuesday with some fanfare — the idea being that populism has root causes that government can help fix.

Legislation has been introduced in the Commons to make an “official poverty line” in Canada, and Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos used the occasion to repackage a number of previously announced programs as a “poverty reduction strategy.”

For Trudeau’s Liberals, and indeed, progressives worldwide, this is how sensible politicians handle the public discontent that simmers into populist anger. It’s a policy-heavy response, and most of it is focused on domestic economic conditions.

Is this sensible, though, or simply naive? Can a government really harness this surge of public anger with policy declarations and promises to measure the problem more effectively?

Trump’s populism, on the other hand, is a totally different beast — a rampaging elephant, you might say.

While Trudeau and other progressives see populism as a homegrown phenomenon, Trump has been blaming actors outside the United States for the rise of public discontent among Americans. Throughout the lead-up to the midterms, Trump kept the focus on migrant caravans coming up through Mexico, or bad trading partners (i.e. Canada) who have been allegedly taking the United States for granted.

It was the pressure of looming midterms, we’ll recall, that lit a fire under Trump’s bid to get Canada and Mexico signed up to a new trade deal before campaigning got under way in earnest.

Funnily enough, though, no one seemed to be seeing these midterms as a referendum on the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA.) Bloomberg published a fascinating map late last week, charting the biggest midterm issues based on an analysis of more than 3 million election ads that have been running on TV in local markets.

Overwhelmingly, the concerns were domestic: jobs, taxes and health care, with immigration and public safety, perhaps predictably, show up at the border with Mexico.

In states along the Canadian border, health care was the biggest issue in the TV ads, demonstrating maybe that this moose, with a national medicare program, does cast a bit of a shadow over the elephant.

Trudeau was telling CNN this week that Canada stands resolutely apart from the U.S. and its midterm politics, but make no mistake — his government was watching to see whether Trump’s brand of populism was going to be contained or encouraged in Tuesday’s voting.

Any kind of victory for the elephant would make a mouse — or a moose — nervous.

Susan Delacourt is the Star's Ottawa bureau chief and a columnist covering national politics. Reach her via email: sdelacourt@thestar.ca or follow her on Twitter: @susandelacourt


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The Buzzword of the Day for 11/02/2018 is:

adamant (adjective)

\AD-uh-munt\

What does it mean?

: firmly fixed or decided especially against something : unyielding

How do you use it?

Julia is adamant in refusing to use money from her college fund to pay for a trip to Mexico during school vacation.

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Which one of these words do you think is a synonym of "adamant?"

A. inflexible
B. embarrassed
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D. disgruntled
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Los ex jefes de Estado y de Gobierno de la Iniciativa Democrática de España y las Américas (IDEA) solicitaron este martes a los presidentes electos de México, Andrés Manuel López Obrador y Brasil Jair Bolsonaro “evitar la presencia” de Nicolás Maduro en sus tomas de posesión.

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A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, produced by NETworks Presentations, is making its Albuquerque premiere January 24-27, 2019 at Popejoy Hall as part of a North American tour. To purchase tickets, visit unmtickets.com, popejoypresents.com, call 505-925-5858, or visit the UNM Ticket Offices at the UNM Bookstore and Dreamstyle Arena (The Pit). For more information, please visit www.SoundOfMusicOnTour.com.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winning Best Score, including "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss" and the title song.THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as a live television production when "The Sound of Music Live!" aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people.

2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.In the words of Ted Chapin, President of Rodgers & Hammerstein, "I waited for a moment when we could rediscover THE SOUND OF MUSIC as it was originally created. Because of the enormous success of the film, few were aware that it started life as a hit Broadway show-and a very big hit at that! The artists behind this production embraced what the authors wrote, looked at it all through modern eyes and, in so doing, found depth and resonance that has been recognized by critics and audiences across the country. It's like visiting an old friend but finding yourself surprised as well. It's also a reminder of why this show is such an evergreen."

The creative team for this new production includes direction by Matt Lenz, based on the national tour's original direction by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien (Hairspray, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Coast of Utopia). Original choreography by Danny Mefford (Dear Evan Hansen, Fun Home, The Bridges of Madison County, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) has been recreated by Jonathan Warren, with music supervision by Andy Einhorn (Hello, Dolly!, Bullets Over Broadway, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, The Light in the Piazza). The design and production team is comprised of Tony Award nominee Douglas W. Schmidt, set design (The Front Page, 42nd Street, Into the Woods); Tony Award winner Jane Greenwood, costume design (The Little Foxes, 2014 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre), six-time Tony Award winner Natasha Katz, lighting design (Long Day's Journey Into Night, An American in Paris, Once, Aida, The Coast of Utopia, The Glass Menagerie) and Shannon Slaton, sound design (Present Laughter, The Humans).

Casting is by Stewart/Whitley.For more information, including the 2017-2018 touring schedule, please visit www.TheSoundOfMusicOnTour.com. www.facebook.com/TheSoundOfMusicOnTour www.twitter.com/SoundOfMusic
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          From Michigan to Utah: Here are all the states voting on marijuana in the midterms      Cache   Translate Page      

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Marijuana legalization is on the ballot in four states in Tuesday's midterm elections

Michigan and North Dakota are weighing measures to legalize recreational marijuana for all adults, while bright-red Utah and Missouri residents are voting on medical marijuana measures.

Marijuana legalization is sweeping the US: in June, Oklahoma voted to legalize medical marijuana, joining the 31 states that already have medical marijuana laws on the books. A further nine states, including California and Colorado, have legalized the possession and sale of marijuana to all adults over the age of 21. 

It's also one of the few hot-button topics with widespread support. According to a recent poll from Pew Research, 62% of Americans support legalizing recreational marijuana, including 74% of millennials. 

And 2018 has been a banner year for marijuana legalization in North America. In October, Canada legalized marijuana federally, becoming the first Group of Seven country to do so. Mexico's Supreme Court ruled in October that marijuana prohibition was unconstitutional, paving the way for the country's new leader — Andrés Manuel López Obrador — to follow Canada's lead.

Here are all the states voting on marijuana on Tuesday:

Michigan

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Voters in Michigan may make the state the first in the Midwest to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana for adults over the age of 21. The bill would allow adults to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana, and allow residents to grow up to 12 plants at home.

The law is more permissive than other states with legal marijuana: most allow residents to only possess up to an ounce at a time.

Polls show that measure is likely to pass, according to Ballotpedia. 

 

 



North Dakota

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

North Dakotans will vote on one the most permissive legal marijuana policies yet. The measure sets no limits on possession and legalizes the commercialization of marijuana without creating a regulatory framework, per The Washington Post

The measure, if passed, will also automatically expunge criminal records for residents with marijuana-related convictions.

 

 



Utah

AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico

Bright-red Utah is voting on Proposition 2, a medical marijuana measure that will allow residents with qualifying illnesses to legal access to marijuana. 

Recent polls show the bill is polling just above 50%, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. Opponents and supporters of the bill agreed that Utah's legislature would convene in a special session in November to hammer out a more restrictive medical marijuana bill, meaning that Utah is likely to have some form of medical marijuana access on the books regardless of the bill's fate.

The Mormon Church, however, is opposed to medical marijuana and holds strong sway in Utah politics, per The New York Times. 




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Here's a favorite Saturday night sing-along: my brothers and I dancing out the running through brambles and bushes where a rabbit couldn't go, high-stepping with the bloody British, and slapping our own tails while jumping with the 'gator that lost his mind.  We played all the parts.

My idea of America has always included the scrappy backwoods underdog chasing the top-lofty redcoats of the world's mightiest empire.  Sometimes we get so turned around, though, are we the evil empire now?  is the rebel cause or the resistance the cause of right? Are the redcoats red hats or the other way around? We keep playing all the parts,  the good, the bad, the ugly. But there are more parts we can play.

Maybe because I've grown up on the songs my Dad sings, I still have faith in the plucky common sense and deep-down courage of my country to see the light, to make the change, to do the right thing, to hold fire 'til we can see the problem right in the eyes. We've done it before. We'll do it again.

Go vote.

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In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip.
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we caught the bloody British in the town of New Orleans.

We fired our guns and the British kept a-comin'.
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.
We fired once more and they began to runnin'
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

We looked down the river and we seed the British come
And there must have been a hundred of 'em beatin' on the drum.
They stepped so high and they made their bugles ring.
We stood behind our cotton bales and didn't say a thing.

We fired our guns and the British kept a-comin'.
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.
We fired once more and they began to runnin'
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

Old Hickory said we could take 'em by surprise,
If we didn't fire our muskets till we looked 'em in the eyes.
We held our fire till we seed their faces well,
Then we opened up our squirrel guns and gave 'em . . . Well, we

Fired our guns and the British kept a-comin'.
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.
We fired once more and they began to runnin'
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

Yeah, they ran through the briers and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go.
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

We fired our cannon till the barrel melted down,
So we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round.
We filled his head with cannonballs 'n' powdered his behind
And when we touched the powder off, the gator lost his mind --

We fired our guns and the British kept a-comin'.
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.
We fired once more and they began to runnin'
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

Yeah, they ran through the briers and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go.
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

Hut, hut, three, four
Sound off, three, four
Hut, hut, three, four
Sound off, three, four
Hut, hut, three, fourWriter/s: JAMES MORRIS


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By Dan Bongino: The book reads like an imaginative spy thriller. Except it is as real as a fist in the stomach. In this case it is our Constitution being victimized by those entrusted with defending it.
The Stakes Today, Election Day: Kurt Schlichter
Pelosi: I'm the Best Fit for Speaker: ‘I’m Really Good at What I Do’: Cameron Cawthorne
Joe Biden: Illegal immigrants are 'already American citizens' to me: Cheryl K. Chumley

Alarming Video From Mexico Shows Scale of “3rd Wave” of Central American Migrants: CTH
US Troops Lay Down Barbed Wire Along Border Ahead of Caravan: OathKeepers
Democrats on precipice of governor power grab: Naomi Lim

FL: Gillum Marches With Racist Who Led Anti-Semitic Pogrom: Daniel Greenfield
Dear Democrats, You Are Getting Played: Christian Mercenary
Dems starting to worry about midterms; NBC: Early vote totals "stunning": Ed Morrissey

Crucial Cali House races could make it a long Tuesday night: Laura Barrón-López
Democrat Proposes A $200 Million Tax On Montana Gun Owners: OathKeepers
West Virginia Senate Race Changed to ‘Toss Up’ on Election Eve: Elizabeth Harrington

Georgia Terrorist Black Panthers Brand Automatic Weapons at Stacey Abrams Event: DC
Stacey Abrams wants to confiscate guns. Someone finally asked her: Philip Wegmann
Montana Poll: Rosendale Takes 11th-Hour Lead over Tester: Matthew Boyle

Scandal Central

Obama CIA's communications suffered a catastrophic compromise: Yahoo!
Lawsuit: 100,000 noncitizens registered to vote in Pennsylvania: Times
Reporter Calls Senate Candidate John James' Voicemail, Forgets to Hang Up: CTH

Media

Snopes ‘Fact Checkers’ Attempt to Bail Out Stacey Abrams from Armed Black Panthers Story: Matthew Boyle
Obama: Still the Master of ‘Making Stuff Up’: Lloyd Billingsley
Politifact Rates Verbatim Manchin Quote Threatening Violence ‘Mostly True’: Elizabeth Harrington

Levin: Be a Thomas Paine. Stand up to the leftist media and vote Tuesday!: Chris Pandolfo
“Do you want to go back to losing? That’s what this election is about”: @TaureanSmall
We’re Worried About Obama: Bug-Eyed, Stammering, Croaking Out Insults: S. Noble

World

Obama's Secret Pal Farrakhan in Iran: ‘Death to Israel,’ America Is ‘Satan’: Mikhael Smits
Trump granting sanctions waivers to three Iranian civil nuclear projects: Rebecca Kheel
Illegal Alien Africans in Germany, launch protest, demand more free stuff: Vlad Tepes

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Facebook Caves to Left-Wing Journalists, Removes Trump Midterm Ad: Robert Kraychik
Report: Twitter Deleting Accounts at Request of Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: Lucas Nolan
Physicists measured Earth’s mass using neutrinos for the first time: ScienceNews

Cornucopia

Democrats Don’t Hate America, They Just Hate Everything That Makes It Great: MOTUS
Trump built this: Don Surber
The Democrats embrace China’s Orwellian social credit system – Update: GFZ

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"If it matters more to you to protect a Democrat or Republican than it does to protect your nation, you have lost sight of the important part of being an American, to defend our system, not our politicians. If I really thought Donald Trump was a racist, I would not vote for him, but he is not on the ballot, the conspirators are. If you vote for the conspirators against your nation, I don't see how we ever rectify what is wrong with our country.

Set Donald Trump aside. If you are a Democrat and you want to see this nation function as a republic and for laws to mean something, sit this one out. Let the investigations into the coup go forward and let it reveal the traitors to the nation. After that, in 2020, if the rising black support for Trump and the rising Latino support for Trump has not encouraged you that he is not a racist, then vote Democrat." --Christian Mercenary


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Este será el primer proyecto de Vince Gilligan, creador de 'Breaking Bad' y 'Better Call Saul', tras firmar un contrato de tres años con Sony Pictures.

Ya no son sólo rumores, parece que por fin habrá una película sobre los personajes de Breaking Bad, considerada una de las mejores series en la historia de la televisión.

New Mexico Film Office, una división del Departamento de Desarrollo Económico de Nuevo México (Estados Unidos) que promueve y facilita las filmaciones en este estado, ha confirmado el rodaje de la película Greenbrier, de Sony Pictures, según recoge Alburquerque Journal.

Este será el primer proyecto de Vince Gilligan, creador de Breaking Bad y co-creador de su precuela Better Call Saul, tras firmar en julio pasado un contrato de tres años con Sony Pictures. La grabación está prevista para comenzar a mediados de noviembre y finalizar el próximo febrero.

Aunque no ha sido oficialmente confirmada su relación con la serie de AMC, una persona cercana a la producción dijo al diario local que la película es un spin-off de Breaking Bad. Por otro lado, New Mexico Film Office ha usado nombres falsos anteriormente para ambas producciones, que fueron filmadas en Albuquerque por Sony Pictures Television.

Según la descripción de la trama, la película contará "el escape de un hombre secuestrado y su búsqueda de la libertad". Así que bajo la suposición de su relación la exitosa serie que se transmitió del 2008 al 2013, podría tratarse de la historia del personaje de Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) mientras trata de dejar atrás la fabricación de metanfetaminas.


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La red social admite su error y responsabilidad de no detener el discurso de odio contra los rohingyás, pero argumenta que también existieron otros factores en la ola de violencia.

Tras la presión de diversas organizaciones civiles y de la misma ONU, Facebook le encargó a una organización sin fines de lucro una investigación independiente sobre el uso de su plataforma para detonar una ola de violencia en contra de miles de civiles rohingyás en Myanmar.

De acuerdo con los hallazgos de la Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), la red social se ha convertido en un medio para aquellos que buscan difundir el odio y así causar daño a este sector de la población en el sudeste asiático. Como ha admitido este martes: “…no estábamos haciendo lo suficiente para ayudar a evitar que nuestra plataforma se use para fomentar la división e incitar a la violencia fuera de línea. Estamos de acuerdo en que podemos y debemos hacer más.”

Aunque la empresa de Mark Zuckerberg admite su responsabilidad en cierta medida, ha argumentando que también existieron otros factores que detonaron el conflicto, como un marco legal que no refleja los principios de derechos humanos universales y la tensión cultural, religiosa y étnica. Desde la red social dicen que no pueden lograr solos los cambios necesarios para asegurar que no volverá a suceder una situación similar.

La red social destacó en un post publicado este martes en su newsroom:

A lo largo de este año, hemos invertido mucho en personal, tecnología y además asociaciones con otras entidades para examinar y abordar los malos usos de Facebook en Myanmar, el informe de BSR reconoce que ahora estamos tomando las medidas correctivas correctas.

Por su parte, la organización con sede en San Francisco le brindó diversas recomendaciones para mejorar continuamente en cinco áreas clave con el fin de “ayudar a mitigar el impacto adverso sobre los derechos humanos y maximizar las oportunidades de libertad de expresión, alfabetización digital y desarrollo económico” en Myanmar.

En la actualidad existen aproximadamente 20 millones de usuarios de Facebook en el país en cuestión, donde la red social es utilizada por un gran número de personas como su principal fuente de noticias, incluso antes que los medios tradicionales. Por dicha razón, la red social ha creado un equipo compuesto por 99 habitantes nativos, quienes están dedicados a abordar estos problemas específicos en dicho país.

Los cambios ya están en marcha y dando resultados. Según la plataforma, han tomado medidas en torno a 64.000 publicaciones por violar las políticas de incitación al odio. Sin embargo, Facebook debe prestar especial atención y no dar carpetazo al asunto ya que en un par de años habrá elecciones en Myanmar y no puede volver a ocurrir nuevamente esta ola de violencia.

La red social está en la mira de diversos países por la falta de capacidad para filtrar lo que se publica en ella. Tal es el caso de Cambride Analytica o del Russiagate, en el que la plataforma fue usada para provocar segregación en la población estadounidense durante las pasadas elecciones presidenciales en Estados Unidos. México tampoco ha estado exento de tal situación, donde eliminó más de 10.000 páginas, cuentas y grupos falsos previo a las elecciones que dieron la victoria al presidente electo, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.


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  • Son varias las fuentes que indican que el battle royale llegará a la consola de Sony el próximo diciembre
  • En un evento especial, PUBG incluirá skins del Joker y la Harley Quinn de Suicide Squad

En los últimos días se han sucedido las filtraciones y pruebas que señalan a un cercano lanzamiento de PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds en PlayStation 4. La versión 1.0 del battle royale creado por estudio coreano Bluehole Studio se lanzó en PC el 20 de diciembre del pasado año, una semana después de que el videojuego se estrenara en Xbox One (cuya versión 1.0 llegó el pasado agosto). Ahora, son varias fuentes las que señalan que, con motivo de su primer aniversario, llegaría a la consola de Sony.

Como indican en ResetEra, a la calificación por edad en el sistema coreano se le añade el hecho de que se puede encontrar información sobre el videojuego en la PlayStation Store. Asimismo, Eurogamer UK ha confirmado los rumores sobre el lanzamiento a lo largo del próximo mes, cuando el acuerdo de exclusividad en consolas con Microsoft toque a su fin. Antes de eso, el próximo 10 de noviembre, tendrá lugar el X02018, festival que Microsoft organizará en México, donde la compañía ha prometido "grandes novedades sobre el futuro de PUBG".

Obviamente, la compañía no presentará novedades sobre su versión para otras plataformas en el evento de Microsoft pero, a buen seguro, conoceremos más sobre el mapa nevado que pudimos ver en el pasado E3 2018. También parece un momento adecuado para tener más información sobre la sorprendente novedad presentada durante el día de ayer: Harley Quinn y Joker llegarán, en sus versiones de Suicide Squad, a PUBG.

Con el mensaje publicado en Twitter que encabeza estas líneas se anunciaba que, en breve, se añadirán skins y accesorios basados en los personajes de Margot Robbie y Jared Leto para personalizar a nuestros personajes; una noticia que sorprende por varios motivos: primero, por tratarse de la primera colaboración de este corte que introduce PUBG y, segundo, por el hecho de que se apueste por introducir a los protagonistas de un divisivo film que se estrenó hace ya más de dos años. Las comparaciones con Fortnite y su llamativo evento centrado en Thanos, días después del estreno de Avengers: Infinity War, no han tardado en llegar.


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The migrant march continues northward to the United States with thousands of Central Americans passing by us in Donaji, Mexico.


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While following the migrant caravan making its way to the U.S. border from Mexico, we came across one migrant who told us his end goal was to make it to Canada.


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There is a surreal vibe in the air as darkness falls in the Mexican town of Matias Romero, as we continue The Rebel Media’s exclusive investigation into the migrant “caravan” heading north to the U.S. border.


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Important Current Affairs 21st October 2018
Important Miscellaneous News (15-20 Oct 2018)
The 6th edition of India International Silk Fair was inaugurated in New Delhi on October 16, 2018.Man-animal conflict will now be considered as ‘State Declared Disaster’ in Uttar Pradesh.Virtual currency exchange ‘Unocoin’ has installed India’s first cryptocurrency ATM in Bengaluru.The Government of India will organise the ‘First National Summit on Invest in AYUSH’ on 4 November 2018.
Important Science & Tech News (15-20 Oct 2018)
·       Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (CSIR-IITR) have developed ‘Oneer’ for disinfecting water
·       The European Space Agency launched a scientific mission named ‘BepiColombo’ to Mercury.
·       China successfully launched twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites into space on 15 October 2018 to strengthen its satellite navigation network.
Imp Govt Policies & Schemes (15-20 Oct 2018)
·       The government of India has announced 100 crore rupee award scheme under Saubhagya scheme.
·       The government of India has launched the ‘Youth Road Safety Learners Licence’ programme on 15 October 2018.
·       Earth Sciences Minister Dr Harshvardhan unveiled an Air Quality early warning system for Delhi.
·       The government of India launched ‘Swasth Bharat Yatra’ campaign on 16 October 2018.
Important India & World News (15-20 Oct 2018)
·       India and China have launched their first joint programme for Afghanistan to train its diplomats.
·       The sixth meeting of the UAE – India High-Level Joint Task Force on Investments (‘the Joint Task Force’) was held in Mumbai on 15 October 2018.
·       Defence Minister NirmalaSitharaman attended 12th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM) and the 5th ADMM-Plus in Singapore on 19 and 20 October 2018.
Important Books & Authors (15-20 Oct 2018)
·       “Brief Answers to the Big Questions” written by Stephen Hawking was launched on 15 October 2018.
·       A new book was released on Maharana Pratap titled “Maharana Pratap: The Invincible Warrior” written by Rima Hooja.
·       “Indian Sports: Conversations and Reflections” written by Vijayan Bala was released on 18 October 2018.
Important National Affairs (15-20 Oct 2018)
·       IRCTC launched a chatbot named ‘Ask Disha’ which will answer users’ queries.
·       The Shahi litchi of North Bihar has got the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
·       The North Central Railways (NCR) launched two apps – ‘NCR RASTA’ (Railway assets Summarised Tracking Application) and ‘Yatri RASTA’ (Railway Approach to Station Tracking Application) for its staff and passengers respectively.
Imp Business & Economy News (15-20 Oct 2018)
·       The RBI purchased government securities (g-secs) worth ₹120 billion under Open Market Operations.
·       Kreditech has got the license from RBI to operate as Non-Banking Financial Company for digital lending business and app-based financing.
·       RBI has released the guidelines for interoperability between Prepaid Payment Instruments (PPIs).RBI eased liquidity coverage ratio norms for banks.
Important Indexes & Reports (15-20 Oct 2018)
·       India has been ranked as the 58th most competitive economy on the World Economic Forum’s global competitiveness index for 2018.
·       According to the Rural Development Ministry survey, Kuligod in Karnataka is the India’s best-developed village.
·       According to Credit Suisse’s 2018 Global Wealth Report, wealth in India grew a modest 2.6% and wealth per adult stayed flat at US$ 7,020.
Important Days & Events (15-20 Oct 2018)
·       International Day of Rural Women is observed on 15 October every year.
·       RashtriyaMahilaKisanDiwas is observed on 15 October in India.
·       World Food Day is held annually on the 16th of October.
·       International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed every year on 17 October.
·       World Osteoporosis Day 2018 is observed on October 20.
Important Defence News (15-20 Oct 2018)
·       The Indian Air Force (IAF) has announced India’s first competition in the defence sector, the Mehar Baba Prize.
·       India and China will resume the annual joint Army exercise ‘Hand-in-Hand’ in December 2018 in China’s Chengdu region.
·       India and Japan will hold the joint military exercise ‘DHARMA GUARDIAN-2018’ at Vairengte, Mizoram from 1 November to 14 November 2018.
Imp International News-2 (15-20 Oct 2018)
·       Lieutenant General Laura J. Richardson has become the first woman Commanding General of the United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM).
·       The world’s longest sea bridge ‘Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge’ will be opened on 24 October 2018.
·       China’s indigenously designed and built amphibious aircraft ‘AG600’ successfully carried out its first take-off and landing tests on 20 October 2018.
Imp International News-1 (15-20 Oct 2018)
·       The 6th RCEP Inter-sessional Ministerial Meeting (IMM) was held in Singapore.
·       Canada has become the second country to legalise possession and use of recreational marijuana.
·       Palestine will lead the ‘Group of 77 plus China’ at the United Nations.
·       China has successfully tested the world’s largest unmanned transport drone which can carry a payload of 1.5 tonnes.
Important Sport News-2 (15-20 Oct 2018)
·       Akash Malik became the first Indian to win a silver medal in archery at the 2018 Youth Olympics.
·       The 2019 Military World Games will be held in China.
·       The organisers of Wimbledon have introduced a final set tie-breaker in all the events from 2019. A tiebreaker match will be played when the score reaches 12-12 in the final set.
Important Sport News-1 (15-20 Oct 2018)
·       Tennis player Leander Paes won the Santo Domingo Open trophy.
·       Tennis player Novak Djokovic won the Shanghai Masters title.
·       In Hockey, Great Britain won the 2018 Sultan of Johor Cup.
·       SurajPanwar won the silver medal in men’s 5000m race walk event in Youth Olympic Games 2018.
·       Praveen Chitravel won the bronze medal in triple jump at the Youth Olympics Games 2018.
Important Awards & Honours-2 (15-20 Oct 2018)
·       Suheil Tandon has won the International Olympic Committee’s Sport and Active Society Commission’s Grant Award.
·       Minal Patel Davis has been honoured with a Presidential award for her contribution towards combatting human trafficking in Houston, USA.
·       Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania awarded ‘Carnot Prize’ to Union Minister Piyush Goyal.
Important Awards & Honours-1 (15-20 Oct 2018)
·       Sikkim has won 2018 UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Future Policy for Gold Award.
·       Author MaryseConde won an alternative award formed in protest to the Nobel Literature Prize which got cancelled in 2018.
·       Author Anna Burns won the Man Booker Prize for her novel “Milkman”.
·       Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi has been named for 2018 Hridaynath Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Important Appointments (15-20 Oct 2018)
·       ShekharMande has been appointed as Director-General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
·       Nimesh Shah has been elected as Chairman of Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI).
·       RBI has approved Sandeep Bakshi’s appointment as MD and CEO of the ICICI bank for three years.
·       World Steel Association has elected JSW Steel CMD Sajjan Jindal as its treasurer.

Important Current Affairs 22nd October 2018
Indian Carpet Expo in Varanasi inaugurated
Prime Minister NarendraModi Inaugurated 36th Indian Carpet Expo in Varanasi on 21 Octber 2018.The expo is being organised under the aegis of the Deen Dayal Hastkala Sankul – a trade facilitation centre for handicrafts – at Varanasi..The expo has become a world-famous international fair amongst the buyers of Handmade carpets, rugs and other floor coverings.
200 ‘Nirmal’ Ganga projects to be completed
Union Minister NitinGadkari said that the government intends to complete 200 projects for ghats and crematoria.The government is taking various measures to ensure ecological flow or the minimum quantity of water at different stretches of the Ganga.The government had in May 2015 approved Rs 20,000 crore under its ambitious ‘Namami Gange’.
#MeToo: SC declined urgent hearing of PIL
The Supreme Court declined urgent hearing on a PIL seeking the registration of FIRs based on allegations of sexual misconduct and assault levelled by women across various sectors,It is a part of what is being referred to as India’s #MeToo movement.#MeToo spread virally in October 2017 on social media in an attempt to demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment.
Nobel chemistry laureate Shimomura passed away
Japanese-born Marine biologist Osamu Shimomura, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, has died.Shimomura and two American scientists shared the 2008 Nobel prize for the discovery and development of a jellyf