Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Jessica Cambridge

Jessica Cambridge

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Sorry white girl. You're outta luck.

The American University in Washington, D.C., has agreed to allow black students an extension on their final exams all while preserving a “sanctuary for people of color.” All of this, came following an alleged racially charged incident that led to student protests.

Last week, it was reported that the campus was decorated with bananas hung in nooses with the letters “AKA” and the word “Harambe” written on them. “AKA,” the acronym for the black sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha.

The student group organized a protest in response to this incident, as a scheduled meeting between black leaders of campus and the school’s administration was rescheduled. The students blocked the traffic and set certain demands for school administrators.

The protestors laid out three major demands, as mentioned by Campus Reform:

“ ‘For the remaining [sic] of the semester, the Bridge will become a sanctuary for people of color,’ the ultimatum begins, referring to a student café and lounge on campus.Students also demanded that ‘all POC [persons of color] students get extensions, and should not be penalized for already scheduled finals after the incident,’ arguing that the racist incident on campus has distressed many students to the point that they are unable to focus on exams.The final demand calls for a ‘separate investigation team based out of the university (composed of a group of non-biased expert contractors) that can investigate cases of racism and discrimination brought against the institution of American University.’”

Freshman Jaha Knight stated, “These are the things that we have demanded from the university because of the oppression and discrimination and the hate we have faced, not just in these current events, but every day on this campus.”

American University Provost Scott Bass reportedly arrived at the scene and verbally agreed to the demands. “There’s nothing more important, in terms of my administration, than being a multicultural campus,” Bass said to the protesters.

“We are interested in getting to the bottom of the issue, and the sooner we can do that, the better,” he continued. “But I will also say that that doesn’t stop our commitment to do more. This is just a minimum. … This is not just one incident. It’s a deeper issue in our community.”

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Last week, the Sacramento City Council voted to establish a taxpayer funded network to help illegal immigrants. The council voted unanimously to allot a sum of $300,000 of taxpayer money for the establishment of this network. It is noted, that taxpayer money shall be used to create a legal network which would help in shielding illegal immigrants from deportation, under President Donald Trump.

The network shall consist of legal, educational and faith-based nonprofit groups, all to assist the illegal immigrants. Sacramento Bee has reported, the main idea behind the network would be to not only provide legal assistance to fight deportation, but also to help “protect children and assets if parents are deported.”

The funds for this network are set to be made available as soon as next month.

Councilman Eric Guerra said, “The reality is there is a lot of fear … we can alleviate that fear.”

According to Guerra, illegal immigrants are entitled to assistance from the city, because they also contribute to our local economy and often pay local taxes, such as sales and property tax.

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg acknowledged how many would be disappointed by the results of the meeting, but “we are not a city that will exchange people’s civil rights for money,” he said.

He justified his decision by citing a study that indicated that illegal immigrants contribute nearly $60 million to Sacramento County governments each year.

Sacramento Bee noted, “About 49,000 Sacramento residents are not U.S. citizens, including about 4,100 children, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s about 10 percent of city’s residents. How many are here illegally is unknown. The census bureau does not ask about legal status. Steinberg said immigrants with violent criminal records would not be eligible for aid, but those with minor offenses such as DUIs or possession of marijuana would. ‘The line, to me, is people who are a threat,’ Steinberg said. “

It is no surprise that local residents were not shy of voicing their opposition to the move.

Jennifer Garets, a board member of Sacramento Republican Women Federated, said, “I think it’s disgusting …. I don’t think that taxpayer money should be used to support this. I’d rather it be given to the homeless.”

This concept of using taxpayer funds to assist illegal immigrants is not at all a new idea in California. San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles and other major California districts have passed somewhat similar measures.

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Sara Kelly Keenan, the first person to receive a re-issued birth certificate from New York City with the gender “intersex,” instead of male or female, was seen leading a lobby that is actively making efforts to get legislators in California to pass a bill that would call for a third gender option on state documents.

Keenan has been noted saying that she has male genes, female genitalia, and mixed reproductive organs. “My body looks quite different from other women,” she said.

Carly Mitchell is another California resident who also identifies herself a “non-binary” has joined hands with Keenan to promote the concept and put pressure on the state authorities.

“Non-binary,” is the term that is suggested to be used for describing the third gender; as they do not fit into the standard definition of a male or a female, including those that identify as transgender, male and female or gender fluid.

The duo is very determined towards having California create a non-binary gender option for those that do not identify with either the male or female gender. They are looking forward to a bill that would allow California residents to select non-binary option on their birth certificates and on their drivers’ licenses.

“Having this license protects me from job discrimination, from imprisonment in many cases,” Mitchell said. “Society doesn’t understand that we exist.”

The attorney representing the activists was noted stating that although the pressure is immense and that even though the DMV is very supportive of the issue, they are still hesitant to issue the licenses with this new option.

“We’ve met with the Department of Motor Vehicles who is very supportive of providing this non-binary option,” attorney Toby Adams said.

On the other hand, Greg Burt, from the California Family Council expressed his views, “I don’t think people realize the implications on letting people pick what sex they are.” He added, “If you change sex to be a description of someone’s feelings, then anyone can claim to be a male or female.”

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Bill Nye, well known for his 1990’s science kid’s show and someone that went on to become an outspoken advocate on “climate change,” accused CNN of a “disservice” to its audience on Saturday, by having a real scientist on their network to discuss climate change.

The CNN “New Day Saturday” panel, which featured Nye and William Happer, a physicist at Princeton University, become very heated after Happer claimed that the climate change that Nye talks about is in fact a “myth.”

Happer, who has previously advised President Donald Trump on climate issues, said “There’s this myth that’s developed around carbon dioxide that it’s a pollutant, but you and I both exhale carbon dioxide with every breath. Each of us emits about two pounds of carbon dioxide a day, so are we polluting the planet?”

“Carbon dioxide is a perfectly natural gas, it’s just like water vapor, and it’s something that plants love. They grow better with more carbon dioxide, and you can see the greening of the earth already from the additional carbon dioxide in the atmosphere,” he explained.

Nye struck back by saying that Happer did not quite understand the “rate,” or speed at which carbon dioxide is entering the atmosphere. He then went on and accused CNN for not having enough climate change alarmists on their network.

“And I will say, much as I love the CNN, you’re doing a disservice by having one climate change skeptic and not 97 or 98 scientists or engineers concerned about climate change,” Nye said.

Upon being asked as to whether he is skeptic, Happer explained that climate change alarmism is built on a dishonest foundation.

“Let me point out that science is not like passing a law,” he said. “You don’t have a vote to say how many are for the law of gravity and how many are against — it’s based on observations. And if you observe what’s happening to, for example, the temperature, the temperature is not rising nearly as fast as the alarmist computer models predicted. It’s much, much less — factors of two or three less. So the whole basis for the alarmism is not true, it’s based on flawed computer modeling.”

Nye, who on the other hand is not a real scientist responded to Happer stating, “That’s completely wrong,” & that “He’s cherry picking a certain model. The heat ended up in the ocean. This is not controversial in mainstream science, everybody.”

Proceeding with the interview, Happer said that the Trump administration should pull out of the 2016 Paris Agreement, a global agreement made last year on greenhouse gas emissions. Happer went on and compared the agreement to former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain’s appeasements of Germany dictator Adolf Hitler in 1938, known as the Munich Agreement.

“It is an appropriate comparison because it was a treaty that was not going to do any good,” Happer explained. “This treaty also will not do any good. Anyone who looks at the results of doing what the treaty says can see that the effect on the earth’s climate is — even if you take the alarmist computer models trivial — it will not make any difference and yet it will cause enormous harm to many people.”

This heated exchange came on “Earth Day 2017,” the very same day that people all across the world were marching in support of science.

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Urging prosecutors to crack down on undocumented immigrants who are known criminals, on Tuesday, the Department of Justice instructed employees to step up “criminal immigration enforcement.”

In a speech to Customs and Border Protection, along the US-Mexico border, in Nogales, Arizona, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Justice Department will add 50 immigration judges this year, and 75 in the next year.

“We mean international criminal organizations that turn cities and suburbs into war zones, that rape and kill innocent civilians, and who profit by smuggling poison and other human beings across our borders. Depravity and violence are their calling cards, including brutal machete attacks, even beheadings,” Sessions said. “They threaten the very integrity of our nations and our hemisphere. It is here on this sliver of land, on this border, where we first take our stand. It is a direct threat to our legal system and to our peace and prosperity.”

Sessions had planned to say “where we first take our stand against this filth,” but slightly strayed from his prepared speech. His line quickly spread on social media. However, it is not uncommon for Sessions to go through his speeches as planned.

“In this fight, I am here to tell you, the brave men and women of the Customs and Border Protection: We hear you. We hear your concerns. We have your back. Under the president’s leadership and guided by his executive orders, we will secure this border and bring the full weight of both the immigration courts and the federal enforcement and prosecutor to combat this attack on our national security and our sovereignty,” he said.

During the speech, Sessions said that he has directed federal prosecutors to “consider for prosecution” any crimes including the harboring or transferring of undocumented immigrants. Among other offenses included in the directive for prosecution are assault on a law enforcement officer, aggravated identity theft, and document fraud.

Sessions announced that any undocumented immigrants who enter the US illegally, after being removed will be “referred for felony prosecution.”

Furthermore, the attorney general said that the department’s focus under this administration would be to secure the border, dismantle drug cartels and prosecute criminal undocumented workers.

“We will deploy a multifaceted approach.  We are going to interdict your drugs on the way into this country, your money on the way out, and investigate and prosecute your trafficking networks to the fullest extent of the law,” he said.

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer apologized on Tuesday, after his comment that Adolf Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons” during World War II. His comments were part of his efforts to insult the Russian alliance with the brutal Syrian regime and its use of chemical weapons on civilians.

The comment caused massive outrage immediately and after numerous attempts to give his words a different context, Spicer apologized in an interview on CNN.

“I was obviously trying to make a point about the heinous acts that Assad had made against his own people last week, using chemical weapons and gas. Frankly, I mistakenly made an inappropriate and insensitive reference to the Holocaust, for which there is no comparison,” Spicer said. “And for that I apologize. It was a mistake to do that.”

Spicer said that he knew Hitler had used gas chambers during the holocaust and clarified that he should “stayed focused” on Syria and Assad’s brutality. He also asked people to forgive him for his “mistake.”

“My goal now and then is to stay focused on Assad and I should have,” he said. “I realized that I had made a mistake and I didn’t want to be a distraction to the President’s agenda.”

Hitler and the Nazis used gas chambers to massacre millions of Jews, even though he did not use any chemical weapons on the battlefield.

“You had someone who was despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons,” Spicer said during the briefing. “So you have to, if you are Russia, ask yourself is this a country and a regime that you want to align yourself with.”

While audible gasps could be heard in the briefing room as soon as Spicer made the comment, it also instantly spread on several social forums online.

Later in the briefing, when asked about his comments on Hitler and his use of chemical weapons, Spicer remarked: “I think when you come to sarin gas, he was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Assad is doing.”

Reporters mentioned the Holocaust as an example of Hitler’s chemical weapons use, to which Spicer replied:

“He brought them into the Holocaust centers, I understand that. But in the way that Assad used them, where he went into towns and dropped them down to innocent in the middle of towns,” he added, defending his statement. “I appreciate the clarification that was not the intent.”

After the briefing, Spicer, once again tried to clarify, “in no way was I trying to lessen the horrendous nature of the Holocaust. I was trying to draw a distinction of the tactic of using airplanes to drop chemical weapons on population centers. Any attack on innocent people is reprehensible and inexcusable,” he said.

However, people were quick to call for Spicer’s resignation. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for Spicer’s dismissal.

“While Jewish families across America celebrate Passover, the chief spokesman of this White House is downplaying the horror of the Holocaust,” she said in a statement. “Sean Spicer must be fired, and the President must immediately disavow his spokesman’s statements.”

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After a contentious debate, the California Senate passed Senate Bill 54, on Monday. The bill, being called “sanctuary state” bill, will prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies from investigating, detaining, reporting or arresting individuals for immigration enforcement.

While Republicans warned that the bill would lead to criminals being let go – cautioning that the move would displease President Trump – Democrats say that Californians had to take a stand to protect “hardworking” immigrants that have become an integral part of the nation’s cultural and economic pillars.

The Senate voted 27 to 12 along party lines to pass the bill, which will, before moving to the governor’s desk, be considered by the state Assembly. State Senator Kevin de Leon, the bill’s author, said that California “cannot be intimidated” by pressure from President Trump to deny sanctuary states federal funds and grants. “This is about making our communities safer, not less safe … We don’t grovel and put our hand out so we can get a little money and buy a police car,” he said. “Our role and responsibility is to protect all individuals.”

As part of the ongoing crackdown by the Trump administration, the Department of Justice will no longer give any grants to on disobliging local governments of sanctuary jurisdictions.

“We don’t have to collaborate and use our local tax dollars to enforce federal immigration laws,” Leon said in an interview. “If they want to go after the bad guys, the violent felons and drug dealers, we are more than happy to continue to work with them. But if they want to split families up and deport the nanny, that’s not what America’s about and that’s not what California is about.”

Republicans, however, argued on Monday, that the bill means the state is overstepping its limits as the implementation of immigration policy is the domain of the federal government. The Republicans also went on to say that the move to make California a sanctuary state would make it a “magnet” for dangerous criminals.

Deportation of undocumented immigrants was one of Trump’s major campaign promises. After taking charge of the Oval Office in January, Trump has issued orders for immigration laws to be enforced with more aggression. Before taking office, Trump had also promised to create a special “deportation force” tasked to carry out such work.

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Trump met with the leaders of historically black colleges in the White House in an attempt to bring this country together, but that isn’t what the #NotMyPresident crew focused on.

While Trump worked in the oval office, welcoming the presidents of the nation’s 100-plus black colleges and universities, Trump aide Kellyanne Conway made herself comfortable on one of the couches.

Liberals ignored Trump’s guests and hard work, but focused on the “alternative etiquette” displayed by Kellyanne Conway.

All of this for putting her feet on the couch.

To be completely honest, sitting on the couch in the Oval Office with your shoes on is a little disrespectful, but nobody deserves the attacks that Conway is receiving online.

Some people are coming to the defense of Conway and pointing out the liberal hypocrisy.

It is sad that the Conway’s feet on the couch is getting more attention than Trump inviting the presidents from 100 historically black colleges and universities to the White House to find solutions and common ground.

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Disagreeing in politics is part of the job, but what Maxine Waters said on MSNBC is beyond appalling.

Rep. Maxine Waters, a Democrat from California has not hidden her dislike for the president, but in an interview on MSNBC she took it too far and resorted to name calling in the worse way.

See the exchange below.

Maxine Waters was very harsh towards Donald Trump after he won the election. Waters said, “I don’t believe anything that Donald Trump says.”

This is the same woman that said the “FBI Director has no credibility”, after comments on Hillary’s email investigation.

Waters, like many Democrats try to frame Trump as a friend of Putin and an enemy of the American people. When in reality, members of Congress that refuse to work with elected officials and verbally chastise opponents are the real threat to our democracy.

Thoughts? Comment below.

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Some liberals just can’t get past the fact that Donald Trump won, so they have created a fake universe where Hillary is president. Want to visit?

A fake news website has sprung up that pretends that Hillary is president and not Trump.

The site is a total fabrication, but publish articles that make the progressive left feel all warm inside.

Articles with headlines like, “Kellyanne Conway Dating Brock Turner” and “Mike Pence’s Latest Hobby: Gardening With Grindr Matches”. (Grindr is a dating website for those that don’t know.)

The articles take jabs at famous Republicans while create a safe space for liberals that are still in denial from Trump’s victory.

At the top of the home page it says, “President Hillary Rodham Clinton, News From The Real America, Where The Majority Rules.”

If you try to contact the site owners, there is a simple contact form, but no staff is identified.

Shortly after the election, Hillary spoke at the capital building about fake news.

Even though she called on government to end fake news, there is no report of Hillary trying to take down the HillaryBeatTrump website.

Thoughts? Comment below.



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