Thursday, January 18, 2018

US Federal Govt. Is Shutting Down Midnight Tonite


What is a federal government shutdown? If the US Congress fails to pass a spending bill by midnight on Friday many important government functions will come to a standstill.

The US Congress is scrambling to avert a shutdown of the federal government amid fraught negotiations over a budget compromise. Lawmakers have until midnight on Friday to pass a spending bill or risk the first government shutdown since 2013.

Funding was initially due to expire in October, but the passage of multiple temporary spending measures pushed the deadline to 19 January.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

UN’s Guterres Demands Trump Let More Muslims In



Muslims are now officially running the United Nations.
U.N. leader demands Trump live up to Obama deals, accept more migrants: Antonio Guterres has been on the job only a year as secretary general of the United Nations, but he is wasting no time using his position to pressure the Trump administration into honoring deals cut by former President Obama — deals that would lead to a new wave of refugees and asylum seekers coming to America.

As a matter of background, Mr. Guterres is former prime minister of Portugal and a Marxist. He once headed up the Socialist International. Before he ascended to his current position atop the U.N., he headed up the United Nations refugee agency and played a key role in ushering nearly 2 million Muslim migrants into Europe under the false premise that they were “Syrian refugees.”

In fact, the vast majority of those who flooded into Europe were neither Syrian nor refugees but rather economic migrants from an array of Muslim countries including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Albania and Libya.

“New California” Declares Independence From California


SACRAMENTO -- With the reading of their own version of a Declaration of Independence, founders of the state of New California took the first steps to what they hope will eventually lead to statehood. CBS Sacramento reports they don't want to leave the United States, just California.

"Well, it's been ungovernable for a long time. High taxes, education, you name it, and we're rated around 48th or 50th from a business climate and standpoint in California," said founder Robert Paul Preston. The state of New California would incorporate most of the state's rural counties, leaving the urban coastal counties to the current state of California.

"There's something wrong when you have a rural county such as this one, and you go down to Orange County which is mostly urban, and it has the same set of problems, and it happens because of how the state is being governed and taxed," Preston said.

Record Income Tax Collected In Trump’s USA


(CNSNews.com) - The federal government collected record individual-income-tax revenues through the first quarter of fiscal 2018 (October through December), according to the new Monthly Treasury Statement.

This was the last quarter before the new tax-cut law signed by President Donald Trump on Dec. 22 took effect. Despite taking in record individual-income-tax revenues, the federal government ran a deficit of approximately $225 billion during the quarter.

The Treasury collected a record $390,847,000,000 in individual income taxes in October through December, according to the Treasury statement. That was $30,568,380,000 more than the $360,278,620,000 that the Treasury collected (in constant December 2017 dollars) in individual income taxes in the first quarter of fiscal 2017 (which ran from October through December of 2016).

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Iran’s Basij Militiamen Raped Virgin Girls To Execute


MEMBERS of Iran's feared Basij militia forcibly marry female virgin prisoners the night before scheduled executions, raping their new "wives" and making it religiously acceptable to execute them, a self-professed member of the paramilitary group says.

The anonymous militiaman, exposing a part of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's religious regime in Iran, told The Jerusalem Post that at age 18 he was "given the honor to temporarily marry young girls before they were sentenced to death".

In the Islamic Republic of Iran it is illegal to execute a woman if she is a virgin, the former guard said. So the Government arranges "wedding" ceremonies to be conducted the night before executions, and prisoners are forced to have sexual intercourse with a guard, Fox News reported.

Raped by her new "husband," a female prisoner is now fit to be put to death. "I regret that, even though the marriages were legal," said the militiaman, who told the Jerusalem Post he had just been released from prison himself after freeing two teenagers rounded up during post-election protests.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Burmese Soldiers & Vigilante Killed 10 Rohingya


Myanmar's military acknowledged Wednesday that its security forces and Buddhist villagers killed 10 Rohingya Muslims whose bodies were found in a mass grave in a village in troubled Rakhine state.

The public admission of wrongdoing is the military's first since it launched “clearance operations” against ethnic Rohingya in August, prompting more than 650,000 to flee into neighboring Bangladesh in what the United Nations has called “ethnic cleansing.” A statement on the military commander-in-chief's Facebook page said the Rohingya found in the mass grave had threatened Buddhist villagers and were killed in retaliation.

The U.N. and other groups accuse the military of widespread atrocities against the Rohingya, including killings, rapes and the burning of homes. But the military has insisted that there has been no wrongdoing by any security forces.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Congressional Black Caucus Defending Visa Lottery

(Based on a news article from The NEW YORK TIMES on 01 November 2017.)

The Congressional Black Caucus.
In 2013 when the now-defunct Gang-of-Eight posted 800 page Immigration Reform Bill online the so-called CBC (Congressional Black Caucus) went berserk loudly complaining of the proposed “merit based point system” and axing of so-called Diversity Visa Lottery.

The reason was very simple since the Diversity Visa Lottery is the only program bringing mainly Black immigrants into United States from Africa and the Caribbean.

“The gloves are coming off — the point system is not enough,” said a senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus on the issue of the diversity visa lottery being axed in the “gang of eight” immigration legislation. One member of the CBC stated publicly that he will not vote for an immigration bill that does not include the diversity visa program.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Bangladesh Bans Rohingya From Marrying Bangladeshis


Bangladeshi men are dying to marry pretty
Rohingya girls at any cost.
Bangladesh court upholds ban on Rohingya marriage: A Bangladesh court on Monday upheld a government ruling banning marriage between its citizens and refugees from Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya minority, who have fled ethnic violence in the neighbouring country.

The High Court in Dhaka dismissed a legal challenge from a father whose son married a Rohingya teenager in a Muslim ceremony in September despite laws forbidding such unions. Marriages with Rohingya were banned in 2014 to try to prevent hundreds of thousands of refugees living in Bangladesh from seeking a back door to citizenship.

Babul Hossain, whose 26-year-old son ran away with his new wife after they married, questioned the legality of the ruling that threatens a seven-year jail term for any Bangladeshi who weds a Rohingya refugee. But the court rejected his plea and ordered he pay 100,000 taka ($1,200) in legal costs.

"The court rejected the petition and has upheld the administrative order, which bans marriage between Bangladeshi citizens and Rohingya people," deputy attorney general Motaher Hossain Saju told AFP. Hossain's request that the court protect his son from arrest was also rejected, Saju added.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Detained Student(s) Tortured & Raped To Death In Iran


The death of a young Iranian in custody for allegedly taking part in antiestablishment protests has heightened fears of brutal official reprisals against detained protesters and other perceived dissidents following the worst street demonstrations Iran has seen in nearly a decade.

Iranian activists probing the fates of detainees during protests and other unrest that erupted late last month reported on January 7 that 22-year-old Sina Ghanbari had died in prison of "unknown causes.”

The activists, who include lawyers and volunteers including individuals caught in past crackdowns like the one after a disputed presidential election in 2009, say their self-styled committee was informed of Ghanbari's death by other detainees following their release. Well after the unconfirmed reports, the head of the prison authority in Tehran Province on January 8 said that Ghanbari had hanged himself in a prison lavatory.

"On the morning of Saturday, January 6, one of the prisoners, Sina Ghanbari, son of Ali Akbar, visited the lavatory of the quarantine section and hanged himself," Mostafa Mohebi told the semiofficial ISNA news agency. Suicide always is official excuse for the deaths of torture victims inside the notorious Evin Prison.