Here’s the thing. Unless Jennifer Lopez is thinking of breaking the law, putting her childs fate in the hands of smugglers and leaving her other children behind in the process, she has nothing in common with this irresponsible mother. But she is irresponsible in spreading these false pictures.
Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez joined in the chorus of emotional outrage over the border crisis by sharing two hoax photographs.
Starting on her Instagram account, Jennifer Lopez shared the infamous photo of the crying Honduran girl, the same one that Time magazine used on its cover to portray President Trump as a heartless ogre. The powerful photo, one that has pulled people’s heartstrings to the point of generating $18 million for a Facebook fundraiser, has since been outed as a fake, not in authenticity but in context.
“PUT SOME PORK ON YOUR FORK”The MAYOR REFUSES TO REMOVE PORK FROM SCHOOL CAFETERIA MENU AND EXPLAINS WHY:
Muslim parents demanded the abolition of pork in all the school canteens of a Montreal suburb.
The mayor of the Montreal suburb of Dorval has refused, and the town clerk sent a note to all parents to explain why.
“Muslims must understand that they have to adapt to Canada and Quebec, its customs, its traditions, and its way of life, because that’s where they chose to immigrate.
“Muslims must understand that they have to integrate and learn to live in Quebec.“They must understand that it is for them to change their lifestyle, not the Canadians who, so generously, welcomed them.
“Muslims must understand that Canadians are neither racist nor xenophobic. Canada accepted many immigrants before Muslims showed up (whereas the reverse is not true, inthatMuslim states do not accept non-Muslim immigrants).”
“Just like other nations, Canadians are not willing to give up their identity or their culture.
“And, if Canada is a land of welcome, it’s not the Mayor of Dorval who welcomes foreigners, but the Canadian-Quebecois people as a whole.
“Finally,they must understand that in Canada ( Quebec ) with its Judeo-Christian roots, Christmas trees, churches and religious festivals, religion must remain in the private domain.”
Themunicipality of Dorval was right to refuse any concessions to Islam and Sharia.
“For Muslims who disagree with secularism and do not feel comfortable in Canada, there are 57 beautiful Muslim countries in the world, most of them under-populated and ready to receive them with open halal arms in accordance with Sharia.
“If you leftyour country for Canada, and not for other Muslim countries, it is because you have considered that life is better in Canada than elsewhere. We will not let you drag Canada down to the level of those 57 countries.
“Askyourself this question – just once: “Why is it better here in Canada than where you came from?” “A canteen with pork on the menu is part of the answer.”
If you came to Canada with the idea that you will displace us with your prolific propagation and eventually take over the country, you should pack up and go back to the country you came from. We have no room here for you and your ideology.
If you feel the same, forward it on. If not, hit the delete, and prepare to be displaced.
Your Everyday Freedom is Not Free, Your Military Paid For It!
On June 22, 2018, UPS and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) announced a tentative agreement was reached on the National Master Agreement for small package. The agreement, which is subject to ratification, covers approximately 246,000 full and part-time employees in the U.S.
The new agreement provides for our employees while balancing UPS’s need to remain highly competitive for years to come. It rewards our employees for their contributions to the company’s success and ensures we have the flexibility to meet customers’ needs.
We continue negotiations on the UPS® Freight National Master Agreement and a number of local supplemental agreements. Once these are finalized, employees will begin voting to ratify both the national and supplemental agreements. Until the new agreements are ratified, you may see unofficial materials from parties trying to influence the IBT and put public pressure on UPS.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday that former FBI official Peter Strzok has lost his security clearance amid an internal disciplinary review.
“Mr. Strzok, as I understand, has lost his security clearance,” Sessions told radio host Howie Carr.
Strzok was escorted out of FBI headquarters on Friday, the day after the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released its long-awaited report about the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
Strzok, who served as deputy chief of counterintelligence, was one of the top investigators on the Clinton probe and the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.
Presidents have many jobs, and one is telling us who we are.
For the first 240 years of U.S. history, at least, our most revered chief executives reliably articulated a set of high-minded, humanist values that bound together a diverse nation by naming what we aspired to: democracy, humanity, equality. The Enlightenment ideals Thomas Jefferson etched onto the Declaration of Independence were given voice by Presidents from George Washington.
Donald Trump doesn’t talk like that. In the 18 months since his Inauguration, Trump has mentioned “democracy” fewer than 100 times, “equality” only 12 times and “human rights” just 10 times. The tallies, drawn from factba.se, a searchable online agglomeration of 5 million of Trump’s words, contrast with his predecessors’: at the same point in his first term, Ronald Reagan had mentioned equality three times as often in recorded remarks, which included 48 references to human rights, according to the American Presidency Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Trump embraces a different set of values. He speaks often of patriotism, albeit in the narrow sense of military duty, or as the kind of loyalty test he’s made to NFL players. He also esteems religious liberty and economic vitality. But American’s 45th President is “not doing what rhetoricians call that ‘transcendent move,’” says Mary E. Stuckey, a communications professor at Penn State University and author of Defining Americans: The Presidency and National Identity. Instead, with each passing month he is testing anew just how far from our founding humanism his “America first” policies can take us. And over the past two months on our southern border, we have seen the result.
WASHINGTON (AP) — States will be able to force more people to pay sales tax when they make online purchases under a Supreme Court decision Thursday that will leave shoppers with lighter wallets but is a big financial win for states.
Consumers can expect to see sales tax charged on more online purchases — likely over the next year and potentially before the Christmas shopping season — as states and retailers react to the court’s decision, said one attorney involved in the case.
The Supreme Court’s 5-4 opinion Thursday overruled a pair of decades-old decisions that states said cost them billions of dollars in lost revenue annually. The decisions made it more difficult for states to collect sales tax on certain online purchases, and more than 40 states had asked the high court for action. Five states don’t charge sales tax.
The cases the court overturned said that if a business was shipping a customer’s purchase to a state where the business didn’t have a physical presence such as a warehouse or office, the business didn’t have to collect sales tax for the state. Customers were generally responsible for paying the sales tax to the state themselves if they weren’t charged it, but most didn’t realize they owed it and few paid.
Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that the previous decisions were flawed.
Associated Press reporter Zeke Miller contributed to this report.
On Tuesday, CNN reported that FBI agent Peter Strzok, who helped head up both the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the Russian collusion investigation, was escorted from the FBI building last Friday.
Jake Tapper reported, “He was escorted from the FBI building on Friday.” Legal correspondent Laura Jarrett explained that he was still employed at the FBI as of Tuesday afternoon, but is facing a professional responsibility investigation.
This move came after Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced last week that Strzok’s anti-Trump text messages, including one in which Strzok promised his lover that he would “stop” Trump, had undercut the credibility of the department in serious ways. That IG report concluded:
[I]t is not only indicative of a biased state of mind but, even more seriously, implies a willingness to take official action to impact the presidential candidate’s electoral prospects. This is antithetical to the core values of the FBI and the Department of Justice.
Horowitz testified before Congress on Monday that “I can’t think of something more concerning than a law enforcement officer suggesting that they’re going to try and use or may use their powers to effect an election.”
As TGP’s Cassandra Fairbanks reported, Academy Award-nominated actor and filmmaker Peter Fonda is calling for Barron Trump to be placed in a cage with pedophiles, children of ICE agents to be threatened, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to be stripped naked and whipped in public.
Fox News host of “The Five,” Juan Williams, defended Peter Fonda after he threatened to kidnap Barron Trump and lock him in a cage with pedophiles.
Juan Williams downplayed Peter Fonda’s criminal threat towards the President’s child and dismissed Gregg Gutfeld after he called Fonda’s tweet “disgusting” and said it was just “poorly worded,” which caused a huge backlash from his co-hosts.
Here is an unbelievable statement from Peter Fonda’s rep:
Statement from Peter Fonda’s rep: “Peter wanted to make sure that Melania and Ivanka communicate with the president the dire circumstances of separating mothers and young children. My response is the move was evil same as the Pope.”
Former President Barack Obama’s cybersecurity czar confirmed Wednesday that former national security adviser Susan Rice told him to “stand down” in response to Russian cyber attacks during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Michael Daniel, whose official title was “cybersecurity coordinator,” confirmed the stand-down order during a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing held to review the Obama and President Donald Trump’s administrations’ policy response to Russian election interference.
Rice’s order to Daniel was first reported in “Russian Roulette,” a book published in March that details Russia’s meddling in the election.
In the book, authors Michael Isikoff and David Corn reported that Daniel was developing strategies to respond to Russian cyber attacks on U.S. companies and political campaigns. He proposed using what’s known as denial of service attacks to take down Russian propaganda news sites and to attack Russian intelligence agencies.
TUMWATER, Wash. — An armed civilian who shot and killed a man who had wounded two others Sunday night at a Washington state Walmart is a pastor and a medic, reports CBS affiliate KIRO-TV. Tumwater police say officers were initially responding to a report of a car driving in the wrong direction but, while en route, were sent to a nearby scene of a reported carjacking with shots fired.
There, they found a 16-year-old female victim who’d suffered non-life threatening wounds.
A short time later, at about 5:30 p.m., Thurston County Dispatch began getting calls about shots fired “in or around the Tumwater Walmart and parking lot,” according to police.
They say they found the 16-year-old’s stolen car in the parking lot.
The carjacking suspect, identified by police as 44-year-old Tim Day, went into the Walmart Supercenter and fired shots at a display case, police said. No customers or employees were hit.
Police say the suspect then left the store and tried a second carjacking, in the parking lot, shooting an adult male occupant of the car in the process. That victim was treated for gunshot wounds and airlifted to a Seattle hospital. His condition wasn’t known.
Police say the suspect then tried yet another carjacking in the parking lot, but was approached by two armed civilians. One shot Day dead, authorities said.
The civilian who killed the gunman is a pastor who works with the Oakville Fire Department, where he is a lieutenant and an emergency medical technician, KIRO-TV reports.
If true, it could put Donald Trump and Republicans in a tough spot come November. As the media focus intensifies over Trump’s zero-tolerance border policy and the family separations that result, some of Trump’s most loyal supporters in the evangelical-Christian community have begun distancing themselves from the president. That includes Franklin Graham, which called the practice “disgraceful,” but The Hill reports that Graham’s not alone:
Recent hits on Trump have come from some surprising quarters, including Franklin Graham, an early supporter of the president and the son of the late Billy Graham. Graham called the splitting up of children from their parents “disgraceful” and “terrible” in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network last week.
On Tuesday, another influential Christian leader published an op-ed in The New York Times that jabbed at the policy. Bob Vander Plaats, president of the Family Leader, wrote: “We should execute justice, yes. But not with the kind of cruelty we’re reading about from the border with Mexico.”
A third blast came from the Faith and Freedom Coalition, also on Tuesday.
The organization’s founder and chairman, Ralph Reed, wrote that the separations were “heartbreaking and tragic” and “part of the larger tragedy of a broken immigration system that does not reflect our values or our faith.” Reed, however, put the onus on Congress to fix the situation.
Evangelicals have come under tremendous pressure for their support of Trump for the past two years, ever since Trump wrapped up the GOP nomination. The demo remains one of the most doggedly loyal to Trump in poll after poll, in large part due to the personal support of leaders like Graham, Reed, and Vander Plaats, among others. If this crisis begins peeling them off the Trump train, it’s going to get mighty lonely in November.
While this doesn’t pose the same degree of political threat to Trump’s base, the evangelicals picked up some support from Pope Francis today as well. The US Catholic Conference of Bishops had condemned the practice of separating children from their families earlier, and the pontiff explicitly endorsed that position, although Francis added that the problem didn’t start with Trump:
My God. By tomorrow morning Trump will be tweeting police sketches of the Zodiac at him.
Two possible explanations for this bold stroke. One: Compassion, plain and simple. Sure, Cruz is a hardcore border hawk who vowed to oppose legalization of illegals in 2016, but this is different. These are kids, sometimes very young ones. He’s been touched by the photos and heart-wrenching audio of grade-schoolers trapped behind chain-link without mom and dad. Time to act.
The two aren’t mutually exclusive, of course.
“All Americans are rightly horrified by the images we are seeing on the news, children in tears pulled away from their mothers and fathers. This must stop. Now.We can end this crisis by passing the legislation I am introducing this week.
“Repeatedly, I have visited detention facilities tragically housing young children. For far too long, children have been the greatest victims of our broken immigration system, with tens of thousands of children who were detained under the Obama Administration and continuing through today, and with far too many of those children facing horrific physical or sexual assault from criminal human traffickers.
An undocumented immigrant from Honduras has confessed to killing two prostitutes and dumping their bodies on the streets of Miami, police said.
Juan Carlos Hernandez-Caseres, 37, is facing two first-degree murder charges in the deaths of Ann Farrin, 41, and Neidy Roche, 39, after investigators used DNA evidence to connect him to both killings, the Miami Herald reports.
Farrin’s body was found early Wednesday in the 3000 block of Northwest 25th Avenue. Hermamdez-Caseres admitted to police that he picked her up in his car to pay her for sex, but became “enraged” during the act and punched her in the throat and neck. Surveillance footage from the area shows a man getting out of a black car to dump a body on the sidewalk before driving away.
Roche’s body was found three months earlier, on March 2, near Northwest 30th Avenue and Northwest 26th Street. She had head trauma and was found dumped on the side of the road. Detectives noticed similarities in the murders and later nabbed Hernandez-Caseres after getting his DNA from a soda can he used and linking the forensic evidence to the crimes, police said.
This won’t make any headlines in the fake mainstream media.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen joined Press Secretary Sarah Sanders at the White House briefing on Monday to discuss the administration’s position on border security and migrant family separation.
During the media hysterics and abuse Secretary Nielsen dropped this bomb.
It fell flat with the media who were only wanting to use the venue to attack Trump.
Kirstjen Nielsen: So I want to be clear on a couple things. The vast majority, vast, vast, majority of the children who are in the care of HHS right now, 10,000 of the 12,000, were sent here alone by their parents. That’s when they were separated. Somehow we’ve conflated everything.