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  # 1985592 29-Mar-2018 18:51
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Fred99:

 

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There is no "legal case" for preemptively striking North Korea:

 

The Chinese have made their position on the matter very clear:

 

 

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Thank God for that. Much better than the anti Christ taking over in the name of good ol' US of A.


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  # 1985996 30-Mar-2018 14:37
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President Spanky as an angler fish ...

 

 

 

 

... and today's best bogus headline is: FAILED MAIL-ORDER STEAK SALESMAN WANTS MILITARY TO FUND RACIST BORDER WALL  wink





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  # 1986173 30-Mar-2018 19:28
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I thought this was interesting since NZ just had our census.

Trump Admin Adds Citizenship Question to 2020 Census. First time since 1950.


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  # 1986307 31-Mar-2018 11:35
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kingdragonfly: I thought this was interesting since NZ just had our census.

Trump Admin Adds Citizenship Question to 2020 Census. First time since 1950.

 

 

 

 

And so it begins ......

 

The State Department wants to require all US visa applicants, both immigrant and non, disclose their social media handles to the US government, CNN reports. In documents that the department will file to the Federal Register tomorrow, it proposes that nearly every individual applying for a US visa be required to hand over any social media handles used on certain platforms in the past five years as well as submit any telephone numbers and email addresses used during that same time period.
Previously, this information was only requested from visa applicants who required more rigorous scrutiny -- such as those who had traveled to regions with notable terrorist activity. But once enacted, these rule changes will require nearly all applicants submit this information, with the only potential exceptions being those applying for diplomatic and official visas.


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  # 1986351 31-Mar-2018 13:05
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Census results are not supposed to be used for law enforcement, but obviously open for abuse.

Of course, using census reports to find "hot bed" areas for immigrants will be freely available, including immigration officers.

The US really purports to spread the "American dream" are far as possible. Also many conservatives always want English fluency.

It obviously it's to every Americans benefit to reduce social woes and long-term healthcare problems, due to lack of education and healthcare.

So under-reporting, and thereby under-financing, undocumented migrants and their children, is just short-sighted.

In a Mar. 2017 report, "Undocumented Immigrants’ State & Local Tax Contributions,” available at itep.org, stated:


Like other people living and working in the United States, undocumented immigrants pay state and local taxes. They pay sales and excise taxes when they purchase goods and services (for example, on utilities, clothing and gasoline). They pay property taxes directly on their homes or indirectly as renters. Many undocumented immigrants also pay state income taxes. The best evidence suggests that at least 50 percent of undocumented immigrant households currently file income tax returns using Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITINs), and many who do not file income tax returns still have taxes deducted from their paychecks.

Collectively, undocumented immigrants in the United States pay an estimated total of $11.74 billion in state and local taxes a year (see Table 1 for state-by-state estimates). This includes more than $7 billion in sales and excise taxes, $3.6 billion in property taxes, and $1.1 billion in personal income taxes.

Another way to measure the state and local taxes that undocumented immigrants pay is through their effective tax rate, which is the share of total income paid in taxes… Undocumented immigrants' nationwide average effective tax rate is an estimated 8 percent. To put this in perspective, the top 1 percent of taxpayers pay an average nationwide effective tax rate of just 5.4 percent.



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  # 1986435 31-Mar-2018 17:02
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That is seriously disturbing. Numbskulls have always existed but the way the Internet lets them feed off each other is serious and alarming. I keep seeing images of the nazi book burnings and the howling mob shouting encouragement. Civilisation sure does have a thin veneer. These idiots may not be taken seriously by most people right now, but it doesn't take much to change that. 

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1986449 31-Mar-2018 17:21
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Rikkitic:

 

That is seriously disturbing. Numbskulls have always existed but the way the Internet lets them feed off each other is serious and alarming. I keep seeing images of the nazi book burnings and the howling mob shouting encouragement. Civilisation sure does have a thin veneer. These idiots may not be taken seriously by most people right now, but it doesn't take much to change that. 

 

 

I find it more disturbing that people have too much time on their hands to read this sh*te. You are quite correct, the internet allows them to feed off each other. And with that comes the very fact that the internet allows them to challenge each other and repost irrelevant rubbish and worthless opinion pieces.

 

How many people understand the real issues that the US faces right now? Issues in their own backyard? I suspect not many; and at the end of the day many US citizens do not care. Too many Liberals trying to tell us what to think.

 

Puerto Rico anybody?


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  # 1986483 31-Mar-2018 18:20
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No crazier than the Youtube videos that purported to show a HRC aide all ready to give Clinton a life saving injection.    These appeared in the months leading up to the November 2016 election.


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  # 1986680 1-Apr-2018 10:29
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SCIENTISTS BAFFLED BY MCCONNELL AND RYAN’S ABILITY TO STAND UPRIGHT WITHOUT SPINES

 

 

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Calling it a “medical mystery of the first order,” scientists are baffled by the ability of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan to stand upright without the benefit of backbones.

 

Doctors at the University of Minnesota Medical School, who have been studying the skeletal structures of both Republicans for months, believe that their ability to stand, walk, and even break into a brisk trot when confronted by reporters’ questions is “virtually inexplicable.”

 

“The fact that they can do these things without the aid of spines makes McConnell and Ryan anomalies in the animal kingdom,” said Dr. Davis Logsdon. “According to everything medical science teaches us, their bodies should be collapsing to the ground in two heaps.”

 

As the Minnesota scientists have struggled to solve the medical conundrum presented by the two invertebrate leaders, one theory that has gained traction is what Logsdon calls “the startled-deer hypothesis.”

 

“Just as a deer freezes in the headlights of a car and briefly appears statue-like, we believe that Ryan and McConnell’s bodies may retain their rigid structure out of terror alone,” he said. “In other words, fear is performing the function that a spine performs in other people.”

 

Calling it “just a theory,” Logsdon said that the anatomies of McConnell and Ryan require further study, and that there was growing public support for both men to be dissected.





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  # 1987283 2-Apr-2018 19:45
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New York Magazine 02 April 2018:

 

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TIME Magazine 09 April 2018:

 

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  # 1987451 3-Apr-2018 09:58
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The Washington Post - 02 April 18 - Trump might give Iran an incalculable windfall

 

 

On Thursday, Trump said, “We’ll be coming out of Syria, like, very soon. Let the other people take care of it now.”

 

He then froze the paltry $200 million the United States had pledged to help rebuild areas liberated from the Islamic State.

 

If Trump follows through - always a big if with him - he will be reversing a decision he made late last year at the urging of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

 

Staying in Syria appears to be another one of those moves - like not abandoning the Iran nuclear deal or not imposing tariffs - that was forced on Trump by his advisers and that he is reversing now that he has decided to stop listening to people who know what they are talking about.

 

The “very stable genius” prefers to follow his own instincts - you know, the ones that led him into six corporate bankruptcies.

 

 





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  # 1987552 3-Apr-2018 12:11
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FIRED TRUMP STAFFERS HOLD FIRST REUNION

 

 

HOUSTON (The Borowitz Report)—Former White House staffers who were fired by Donald Trump held their first reunion on Easter Sunday in Houston’s Astrodome.

 

The event, which drew a crowd of approximately sixty-five thousand people, had been organized by the recently axed Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson.

 

“The turnout is just outstanding,” a beaming Tillerson told reporters. “Of course, most of these people didn’t have anything else to do.”

 

The reunion was a veritable Who’s Who of dismissed Trump staffers, with such luminaries as Anthony Scaramucci, Sean Spicer, H. R. McMaster, Reince Priebus, and Steve Bannon spotted side by side at a make-your-own-taco station.

 

While the event ran smoothly for the most part, there was one minor hiccup when David Shulkin, the former Secretary of Veterans Affairs, was briefly denied entry until he could prove that he had actually been fired rather than having resigned.

 

“We made it very clear from the outset that this party was for fired staffers only,” Tillerson said. “But once David walked us through exactly how he got canned we were, like, O.K., you can come in.”

 

Given the success of the reunion, Tillerson said that it was “more than likely” that he would schedule a similar gathering for next year, but added, “We’re going to need a bigger stadium.”





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  # 1987742 3-Apr-2018 16:06
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Speaking before the traditional Easter Egg Roll, President Spanky said:

"I want to thank the White House Historical Association and all of the people that work so hard with Melania, with everybody, to keep this incredible house or building, or whatever you want to call it — because there really is no name for it; it is special — and we keep it in tip-top shape. We call it sometimes tippy-top shape. And it’s a great, great place."

Spanky really does have the "best words"


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  # 1987881 3-Apr-2018 20:56
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Things are so bad that CNBC had to point out that the president is the one on the left.  (see banner at bottom of screen)





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