CNN commentator Van Jones sparked a controversy among his liberal peers by extending a hand to President Trump on the issue of criminal justice reform last year. He doesn't regret it in the slightest. In fact, he has praised the administration for its work in getting the First Step Act passed and, when he brought his message to CPAC in March, he admitted conservatives have taken the lead on this issue.
After all, foreign aid is really nothing more than welfare for foreign officials. Like other welfare-state programs, it’s funded by money that the IRS extracts from American taxpayers. After covering the expenses of the IRS and the federal bureaucracies that perform this “service,” billions of dollars are sent to public officials in foreign countries. What do those foreign officials do with it? Some of them line their personal pockets with it. Others use it to help cover governmental expenses.
If American citizens want to support the Israeli government or the Egyptian government with private donations, so be it. But why should any American be forced to support either system of oppression through a system based on plunder and foreign-aid welfare? Abolishing all foreign aid would not, in and of itself, resolve America’s spending-debt fiscal crisis. But at least it would move the United States in the right direction — a direction of morality, fiscal responsibility, and freedom.
If you're up late in the coming nights, you may want to pay attention to the waning gibbous moon — for it will be visiting the two largest gas giants of our solar system early on Tuesday and Thursday mornings (April 23 and 25).
Late on Monday night — or, more precisely, early Tuesday morning — at around 12:30 a.m. in your local time zone, look low toward the southeast horizon and you will see the rising moon. And located about 3 1/2 degrees to its lower left and shining brilliantly will be Jupiter. By around 4 a.m., both moon and planet will be almost due south... If you have a telescope, this will be the best time to check out Jupiter: just prior to the break of dawn and when it appears at its highest above the southern horizon...
The imminent extinction classification is considered the highest and most at-risk classification before extinction. About 42 of the more than 850 species of bees in Canada are bumblebees — important pollinators needed to grow crops, including apples, tomatoes, blueberries and legumes, as well as trees, shrubs and wildflowers. Professor Laurence Packer said quite a few of the 42 species of bumblebees are exhibiting substantial declines.
The group’s founder, Beth Stelzer, recently spoke to the Heritage Foundation to discuss how gender identity is destroying the fair playing field for women’s sports by allowing men claiming to be transgender to compete as women.
“They bully women while claiming to be victims of bullying,” said Stelzer. “Women are afraid if we speak up we will lose our sponsorships, opportunities, relationships, and even our jobs.” If men are allowed to compete in women’s’ sports, “there will be no longer women’s sports,” Stelzer added.
The person of African descent who disrupted Mass in St Peter's Church in the Croatian Catholic parish in Munich on Saturday evening by shouting "Allahu Akbar" and throwing stones, is mentally ill and not connected with terrorism, the Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs said on Sunday.
The man was shouting and throwing stones at the congregation and around the church, and the people fled in panic. Twenty-five Croatian nationals were slightly injured in the confusion, the ministry told Hina, adding that police said that the man did not use firecrackers as some media reported.
Fake news? Are they trying to cover up another jihad attack against Christians?
The list of DNS addresses includes beian.gov.cn, which was registered by Alibaba Cloud and managed by China's Ministry of Public Security, according to Whois.com. Another frequently listed request was sent to china.com.cn, which was registered by EJEE Group and operated by China's state-run mouthpiece the China Internet Information Center, according to Whois.com.
In layman's terms, it means the phone could potentially be automatically transferring user data back to cloud servers run by the Chinese government, unbeknownst to the device's owner.
"Hopkins also allegedly made the statement that the United Constitutional Patriots were training to assassinate George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama, because of these individuals' support of Antifa," the complaint said, referring to so-called anti-fascist activists. It was not clear when and to whom Hopkins made these statements. Hopkins' attorney, Kelly O’Connell, said his client denies the allegations.
The special agent who wrote the complaint said that after searching the residence, he discovered Hopkins had prior felony convictions. Hopkins' lawyer questioned why his client was arrested Saturday, when the search of his property happened in 2017.
The purpose for Rhiannon’s testimony is, the prosecution writes, to “demonstrate that the defendant ‘has a sexual interest in [teenage girls] and had the intent and desire to commit’ the racketeering acts with which he is accused related to Jane Doe 2.”
Jane Doe 2 – as readers know – is the 15-year-old Mexican girl whose sexually graphic pictures were found on Raniere’s hard drive which was seized by the FBI during a raid at of his sex lair, at 8 Hale Drive, one day after his arrest in Mexico in late March 2018. The pictures were allegedly taken by Raniere in 2005.
Jane Doe 2 is the younger sister of Jane Doe 4, the woman Raniere is accused of holding imprisoned for 22-months in a room at 12 Wilton Court – a home owned by Nancy Salzman that was purchased with Clare Bronfman’s money...
Agents determined that a transnational criminal organization constructed the man-made tunnel in an attempt to avoid detection while importing people or narcotics. On Wednesday, CBP contractors filled the entire tunnel with concrete.
“Transnational criminal organizations are constantly attempting new methods of exploiting our vulnerabilities when attempting to get their illicit contraband, be it narcotics or human, into the United Sates. This dangerous tunnel has been filled with concrete and will no longer be used by the criminal element,” stated Melissa A. Lucio, Patrol Agent in Charge of the McAllen Border Patrol Station.
De Blasio, speaking on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” said that city’s most iconic structures – the tall skyscrapers seen from miles away – are the “biggest source of emissions” in New York City. The drastic change, and a switch to only renewable energy within five years, are necessary for Gotham to embrace the Green New Deal, de Blasio said.
“We are putting clear, strong mandates” to lower emissions, he said, warning property owners will face massive fines unless buildings are retrofitted.
In recent media appearances, Mr. Nadler, New York Democrat, has claimed special counsel Robert Mueller “made it very clear” he wants Congress to reach a determination on whether President Trump obstructed justice.
But Rep. Doug Collins, Georgia Republican, says that just isn’t true...