My stance is hardline. If you are here illegally, you are a non-citizen, you are breaking our laws and you do not have any rights to be here at all. Period. Full stop. And that includes your children whether you spawned them here or used them as props and dragged them across the border with you as a human shield. The only thing that needs to be comprehensively reformed are the morals and character of those in office and in law enforcement, to wit enforce the damn laws that are already on the books, cut off all benefits to non-citizens and severely punish those who knowingly employ them. Ace of Spades HQ
Should they succeed in undoing the election, in this or any other way, the Deplorables are likely to act with neither restraint nor mercy. Keep your supply lines short. Stay away from crowds. — Ol’ Remus @ Woodpile Report
The “be the change” movement. It is a religious, faith-based movement dreaming of saving the world through works and bringing about a paradise on earth. And so It defies reality and substitutes its own ideals, trusting that if people try, work, and believe hard enough, everything will all be better. Because it is a faith, it doesn’t need to make sense or have any basis in reality. And when it doesn’t work, that doesn’t mean the faith is wrong, it just means someone interfered with their perfect efforts. Those old people, those republicans, those white people, they got in the way, it would have worked if not for them!
If Oprah offered fast-food meaning on television, Obama offered fast-food solutions in politics. Paying for it was never an issue. Consequences were off the table as well. By clothing a self-centered appeal in altruistic clothing, people felt they were engaging in self-improvement, when they were only being manipulated by professional egotists.
Hawaii Uh-Oh | War was coming. We were all going to die. That is, if Trump’s repeal of net neutrality did not get us first. But in point of fact not a single new war involving the United States started in 2017. There was not even a single new war in 2017 by anyone at all. There were a total of 33 U.S. military deaths in the administration’s first year, up from 26 in the last year of the previous administration, in part due to final push on the last ISIS strongholds. But according to National Public Radio, 2017 was the year 600,000 Syrian refugees returned home in the first seven months of the year alone.
The Terrifying Phenomenon of Spider Rain Worryingly described by entomologists and arachnologists as a “not uncommon” occurrence in certain parts of the globe, spider rain can see anywhere from a few thousand to several million spiders tumble from the sky in a given area, seemingly out of nowhere.
Tat Will Tell: Tattoos and Time Preferences We collect numerous measures of time preferences and impulsivity of tattooed and non-tattooed subjects and find broad-ranging and robust evidence that those with tattoos, especially visible ones, are more short-sighted and impulsive than the non-tattooed. Almost nothing mitigates these results, neither the motive for the tattoo, nor the time contemplated before getting tattooed, nor the time elapsed since the most recent tattoo.
Telling the Truth About the ‘Hole’ Before TPS ended for El Salvador, it ended for Haiti. 23,584 Haitians became permanent residents in ’16. Haiti is a permanent disaster. So are its immigrants. Only 2,691 or 11% are employed. And in ’16, we also took in 5,159 residents from France. 40% of them are working.
What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right We hear a lot about the kleptocratic elites of Africa. The kleptocracy extends through the whole society. My town had a medical clinic donated by international agencies. The medicine was stolen by the medical workers and sold to the local store. If you were sick and didn’t have money, drop dead. That was normal. So here in the States, when we discovered that my 98-year-old father’s Muslim health aide from Nigeria had stolen his clothes and wasn’t bathing him, I wasn’t surprised. It was familiar.
The Detroit riot of 1943, when the Long March began. Thirty years later nearly everyone else had been driven out of Detroit with serial riots, intimidation, and unceasing violence against innocents while the mainstream media denounced resistance as unspeakable racism. This stunning success in defeating, occupying and leveraging Detroit to extort government treasuries has become the template for activists elsewhere. — Ol’ Remus @ Woodpile Report
Churo Snails – Gastro Obscura Classic snail dishes in the Peruvian Amazon include caldo de churros (churo broth) and snail stew, both of which are typically bolstered by green plantains and flavored with garlic and salt. Some locals also eat them as a simple appetizer, garnished with finely chopped onion, cilantro, and lime juice. You can also buy canned giant snails in brine.
Sweden Is Preparing For A “Civil War”: PM Wants To Deploy Army In No-Go Zones “People are shot to death in pizza restaurants, people are killed by hand grenades they find on the street,” Akesson said in parliament on Wednesday. This is the new Sweden; the new, exciting dynamic, multicultural paradise that so many here in this assembly … have fought to create for so many years,” he said sarcastically.