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2020 Dems Plan Deportation Freeze

Multiple 2020 Democrats have voiced interest in or support for a freeze on deportation of illegal immigrants, a move that immigration expert Jessica Vaughn said would effectively put an end to border enforcement. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), and former Obama administration official Julián Castro have all backed either suspending deportations or dismantling detention facilities for those caught crossing the border. In fiscal year 2019, a wave of unauthorized immigrants at the southwestern border led to what U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has called a “humanitarian crisis.” Loosened enforcement would likely exacerbate this situation, according to Jessica Vaughn, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies. Recent Stories in Issues 2020 Dems Plan Deportation Freeze Education Unions Report Sharp Declines in Membership, Revenue California Dems’ Private Prison Conundrum “A moratorium on deportations would cause chaos in the immigration system and prevent ICE from removing even the worst of the worst criminal aliens that are the bulk of its case load,” Vaughn told the Washington Free Beacon. “The result is basically open borders.” Speaking Friday at a forum hosted by the Latino activist group Mijente, Warren said that she is “open to suspending deportations, particularly as a way to push Congress for comprehensive immigration reform.” She added that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is “focusing on people who do not pose a threat” and...

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Education Unions Report Sharp Declines in Membership, Revenue

Teachers’ unions are experiencing sharp declines in membership and revenue in former union strongholds Oregon and Washington, according to new annual reports. Two Oregon teachers’ unions—the state’s American Federation of Teachers (AFT) chapter and the Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA)—reported drops in paying members of 35 percent and 36 percent, respectively. Both unions lost nearly $1 million in revenue as a result, with the OSEA closing three field offices and accepting a $400,000 bailout from its parent organization to help make ends meet. In Washington, the Federation of State Employees disclosed a 27 percent decline in financial supporters since June 2018. Recent Stories in Issues 2020 Dems Plan Deportation Freeze Education Unions Report Sharp Declines in Membership, Revenue California Dems’ Private Prison Conundrum The membership declines reflect the waning power of unions in the United States. Just 10.5 percent of American workers were members of unions in 2018, the lowest percentage in the past century. Hillary Clinton won union voters in 2016 by the narrowest margin of any Democrat since 1984, despite the fact that nearly every major union endorsed her campaign against President Trump. A major turning point came in 2018 when the Supreme Court declared forced dues schemes for government workers unconstitutional in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. Unions nationwide hemorrhaged revenue, as agency fee payers resigned. The loss of those partial...

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Jimmy Carter Hospitalized For Brain Surgery

Jimmy Carter Hospitalized For Brain Surgery Former President Jimmy Carter has been hospitalized tonight to undergo a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding following his recent falls. According to a statement the 95-year-old’s surgery is set to take place Tuesday morning at Emory University Hospital. The spokesperson said he was “resting comfortably,” with his wife, Rosalynn by his side. Statement about Jimmy Carter’s health pic.twitter.com/AUsaDTdRRB — The Carter Center (@CarterCenter) November 12, 2019 Carter, the oldest former U.S. president, has had a number of health scares in recent years. As CBS notes, in 2015, he announced he had been diagnosed with cancer that had spread to his liver and brain.  In May 2019, he suffered another health setback when he fell and broke his hip. The fall left him with a black eye and 14 stitches – but he nevertheless attended the opening ceremony for a Habitat for Humanity build in Nashville along with Rosalynn, who is 92.  Mr. Carter suffered two more falls in October 2019, and was hospitalized for a fractured pelvis. Less than two weeks after the fall, he said he planned to return to teaching Sunday school.  In the Sunday school service that followed, Mr. Carter told attendees he’s “at ease with death.”  Tyler Durden Mon, 11/11/2019 – 22:05 Tags Health Medical...

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‘Solutions Are Obvious’ – The US Higher Education System Is Broken

‘Solutions Are Obvious’ – The US Higher Education System Is Broken Authored by ‘Solutions Are Obvious’ via The Burning Platform blog, The US higher education system is broken. In many cases, it produces individuals with useless degrees purchased at outrageous cost. The system itself is an infestation of ultra liberal professors, spineless administrators and a student body that becomes more and more radicalized and detached from reality the more courses they take. The higher education system is the incubator for the anti white, anti male, anti Trump, pro freak, pro censorship, anti gun, pro socialist, anti conservative, pro unlimited immigration, pro free everything mentality that pervades what purports to be the evening news. It infantilizes young adults to produce a steady stream of victims and mental midgets completely unprepared to meet the real adult world. In short, it produces the Democrat voter. All is not lost, however. By and large, STEM graduates are less affected by the SJW mental aberration as their critical thinking abilities are necessarily on a higher plane to be able to cope with a curriculum that is more than just opinion. STEM fields have empirically based phenomena to comprehend and must use known tested methods of reasoning and logic to handle the problems and situations a particular field is called upon to investigate. Although STEM students are typically forced to sit through nonsense classes and...

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Bay Area Home Prices Continue Slide, Peak Is likely In 

Bay Area Home Prices Continue Slide, Peak Is likely In  Mainstream financial media drummed up a narrative in 1H19 about how this summer’s tech IPOs would lead to overnight millionaires across the Bay Area, and in return, would produce the next leg up in the region’s real estate market. The economic narrative never gained traction, partly because of the IPO market imploded. New issues like Lyft and Uber have seen shares nearly halved in the last six months, leaving many investors underwater. As for the IPO market pumping out overnight millionaires, well, that remains to be seen as the Bay Area real estate market continues to deteriorate, with expectations of a further plunge in 1H20. The Bay Area median sales price in September for an existing home, across nine-counties including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma, plunged 4.7% YoY to $810,000, according to real estate data firm CoreLogic. Bay Area home prices are some of the most expensive in the country and might have put in a cyclical peak in 2019. “I think the immediate trigger a year ago was the run-up in mortgage rates,” said Dr. Frank Nothaft, a chief economist at CoreLogic. “Mortgage rates got posted about 5% a year ago, and that put up a chill on all potential buyers in the market place. When mortgage rates go...

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Citing “Gun Violence”, UVA Cancels 21-Gun-Salute Portion Of Veterans Day Ceremony

Citing “Gun Violence”, UVA Cancels 21-Gun-Salute Portion Of Veterans Day Ceremony Authored by Jennifer Kabbany via The College Fix, Citing “gun violence,” the University of Virginia has canceled the 21-gun salute portion of its Veterans Day ceremony, an annual tradition that dates back at least a decade. In a statement posted to social media on Saturday, university President James Ryan stated the reason was two-fold: “to minimize disruptions to classes, given that this event is located at the juncture of four primary academic buildings and is held at a time that classes are in session; and second, recognizing concerns related to firing weapons on the Grounds in light of gun violence that has happened across our nation, especially on school and university campuses.” According to the local ABC news affiliate WHSV, the annual ceremony “marks the conclusion of a 24-hour vigil by ROTC cadets and has included the 21-gun salute for more than a decade,” but the decision to nix the salute was made by the provost’s office in conjunction with the colonel of UVA’s ROTC program. Backlash has been so severe Ryan said the university will revisit the issue in 2020. “[C]ommunity responses have helped us to understand that many see the 21-gun salute as an important element of the Veterans Day ceremony at the University of Virginia. Given that the plans are already in place for this year, we will...

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President Xi Reiterates Combat-Readiness, Says Army Needs to Be “Powerful As Tigers”

President Xi Reiterates Combat-Readiness, Says Army Needs to Be “Powerful As Tigers” Chinese President Xi Jinping recognizes that the so-called trade war between the US has very little to do with trade; it has more to do with the US attempting to squash China as a rising power.  PLA Daily reported on Monday that President Xi told a Central Military Committee (CMC) conference on the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) armed forces that it must be combat-ready and adjust to a world of rising volatility. “The grass-roots level of the military is experiencing new conditions and changes in its mission, construction, daily operation, unit structure, personnel composition, and social environment,” President Xi, the CMC’s chairman, said.   President Xi said all PLA ranks must be ready for combat, even lower-ranked units.  “Our commanders and soldiers should be courageous, and our troops should be powerful as tigers,” he added. In the last five years, President Xi has led a massive military modernization effort across the PLA. He has guaranteed the immediate deployment of new military weapons, like fifth-generation fighters, modern warships, laser weapons, railguns, stealth drones, and hypersonic missiles. He said the modernization effort has led to increased combat-readiness and a strengthened military.  President Xi had previously said China was “confronted with unpredictable international developments and a complicated and sensitive external environment” and said PLA forces are ready to answer the call to...

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Are You Ready For A Catastrophically Cold Winter? Here’s What The Mainstream Media Won’t Tell You…

Are You Ready For A Catastrophically Cold Winter? Here’s What The Mainstream Media Won’t Tell You… Authored by Michael Snyder via TheMostImportantNews.com, Experts are warning us that this will be a “freezing, frigid, and frosty” winter, and even though the official beginning of winter is still over a month away, it already feels like that in much of the country right now. Over the next several days, it will literally feel like it is mid-January in much of the central and eastern portions of the United States. Many areas will be hit by temperatures that are 30 degrees below normal, and heavy snow is expected in some areas of the Midwest. Unfortunately, this bitterly cold weather is coming at a very bad time for corn farmers. According to the latest USDA crop progress report, only 52 percent of the corn in the middle of the country has been harvested. So about half of the corn is still sitting out there, and these extraordinarily low temperatures could potentially be absolutely devastating. In essence, this cold front threatens to put an exclamation point on an absolutely horrific year for U.S. farmers. According to the National Weather Service, we could possibly see “170 potential daily record cold high temperatures” over the next three days… “The National Weather Service is forecasting 170 potential daily record cold high temperatures Monday to Wednesday,” tweeted Weather Channel meteorologist Jonathan Erdman....

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CLO Slump Sparks Warning: “There’s More Volatility Coming”

CLO Slump Sparks Warning: “There’s More Volatility Coming” It’s not just The Fed’s short-term liquidity pipes that are clogged up, there appears to be some issues in the loan market, signaled by sharp declines in the $680 billion market for collateralized loan obligations (CLO), which could be an early warning sign that the junk bond market is headed for trouble.  As President Trump pumps fake trade news, causing the ‘Mother Of All Short Squeezes’ in equity indexes to new highs, the CLO market in October fell 5%. Source: Bloomberg The rare decline in the CLO market was a result of the increasing uncertainties surrounding an economic slowdown. S&P Global Market Intelligence data shows the CLO market has grown by $350 billion in the last three years, now stands at $680 billion, yield chasing investors mostly fueled the increase.  “We think there’s more volatility coming,” said Maggie Wang, head of US CLO strategy at Citigroup, who spoke The Wall Street Journal. “We recommend investors reduce risk and stay with cleaner portfolios and better managers.” This late in the cycle, a plunge in CLO bond prices with equities in parabolic up moves indicates something is wrong.  The CLO tranches that are experiencing the most stress are in the double-B tranche. These risky CLO securities netted investors 10% through June. But through the end of October, most of the gains were wiped out.  “If...

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Rediscovering America: A Quiz For Veterans Day

Rediscovering America: A Quiz For Veterans Day Authored by David Tucker via InsideSources.com, Today is Veterans Day, which has been observed under its current name since 1954 and honors all American veterans. The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, provides an opportunity for you to test your knowledge of this national holiday, its origins, and the role of veterans in our national life. 1. Before 1954, the American holiday honoring veterans was called what? A: Flag Day B: Armed Forces Day C: Armistice Day D: Memorial Day 2. November 11 was chosen for what reason? A: Fighting during World War I officially ceased B: Treaty of Versailles was signed C: Uniform Holiday Bill designated the date D: Official ceremony unveiling the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier took place 3. According to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates, there were how many living veterans in the United States as of September 30, 2018? A: 8.3 million B: 11.1 million C: 14.3 million D: 19.6 million 4. Approximately how many of these veterans served during World War II? A: 350,000 B: 500,000 C: 1 million D: 3.5 million 5. As early as 1789, the federal government began providing what benefit to veterans? A: Health care B: Pensions C:  Education D: Burials in national cemeteries 6. Which president signed legislation making the Veterans Administration the Department of Veterans Affairs,...

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