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SHUTDOWN AGREEMENT: Congressional Negotiators Claim They Have a Border Wall Funding Agreement the President Will Sign

Congressional negotiators announced on Monday night they have a border wall funding agreement they believe President Trump will sign into law.

SHUTDOWN AGREEMENT: Congressional Negotiators Claim They Have a Border Wall Funding Agreement the President Will Sign

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Congressional negotiators announced on Monday night they have a border wall funding agreement they believe President Trump will sign into law.

FOX 26 reported:

The emerging agreement was announced by a group of lawmakers, including Republican Sen. Richard Shelby and Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey, after a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill.

The talks had cratered over the weekend because of Democratic demands to limit immigrant detentions by federal authorities, but lawmakers apparently broke through that impasse Monday evening.

Now they will need the support of President Donald Trump, whose signature will be needed ahead of the deadline at midnight Friday.

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https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/02/shutdown-agreement-congressional-negotiators-claim-they-have-a-border-wall-funding-agreement-the-president-will-sign/
 

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Fairfax Staffers Resign Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

In what appears to be the latest sign of trouble for Virginia Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax following allegations of sexual assault, several of his staffers have announced their resignations.

Two staffers on Fairfax’s political action committee and two of his government employees have resigned. Dave Mills and Courtney McCargo, the executive director and fundraiser, respectively, for Fairfax’s We Rise Together PAC have stepped down, according to the Richmond Times Dispatch. Fairfax’s policy director, Adele McClure, and his scheduling director, Julia Billingsly, are the two government staffers who have also decided to walk away.

The resignations come as two different sexual assault allegations against Fairfax have imperiled his political career.

The scandal began when an allegation against Fairfax first surfaced earlier in February. Tyson, a college professor, has since come forward publicly and accused the lieutenant governor of forcing her to perform oral sex in a hotel room during the 2004 Democratic National Convention. The scandal exploded when a second woman, Meredith Watson, issued a statement on Friday, claiming Fairfax raped her in 2000 while they were students at Duke University.

Fairfax, who won election as Virginia’s lieutenant governor in November 2017, has vehemently denied both allegations.

“Lt. Governor Fairfax has an outstanding and well-earned reputation for treating people with dignity and respect,” read a statement from his office on Feb. 4. “He has never assaulted anyone — ever – in any way, shape, or form.”

https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/11/fairfax-staffers-resign-amid-allegations/
 

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Mossad, MI6 Smuggled Defected Iranian Nuclear Scientist In Migrant Caravan To UK

An almost unbelievable and shocking spy revelation has been uncovered in a new report by The Daily Mail. An Iranian nuclear scientist who was smuggled out of Iran and into the UK, and then on to the United States had previously helped Israeli intelligence plan the assassination of another nuclear scientist inside Iran. The defected Iranian scientist, only identified as a 47-year-old male "nuclear technician" reportedly crossed the English channel on an inflatable raft while hiding among a larger group of migrants. In a line that sounds straight out of a James Bond movie, the report says "MI6 spies smuggled a defecting Iranian nuclear scientist into the UK on a dinghy by using Channel migrant crisis as cover." Crucially, the unnamed defector was allegedly involved in the 2012 assassination of Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan in Tehran, who at the time was considered Tehran's top nuclear expert. The defected scientist appears to have been working as a source for Mossad and other foreign intelligence agencies for years prior to what The Daily Mail is calling an "extraction" operation which began in October of last year.

In 2012 the Sunday Times had identified Mossad as being behind the car bombing that took Mostafa Roshan's life, which the defected 47-year-old scientist had reportedly supplied information for, according to sources cited in the Daily Mail. According to a description of the January 2012 assassination in The Guardian at the time: On the morning of 11 January Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, the deputy head of Iran's uranium enrichment facility at Natanz, was in his car on his way to work when he was blown up by a magnetic bomb attached to his car door. He was 32 and married with a young son. He wasn't armed, or anywhere near a battlefield. Since 2010, three other Iranian nuclear scientists have been killed in similar circumstances, including Darioush Rezaeinejad, a 35-year-old electronics expert shot dead outside his daughter's nursery in Tehran last July. But instead of outrage or condemnation, we have been treated to expressions of undisguised glee.

More recently in 2018, a plan was hatched to finally "extract" the valuable intelligence asset and defector, which involved Mossad facilitating his escape from Iran to Turkey, after which MI6 used the migrant crisis as "cover" for his entry into the UK. His exit immediately triggered a widespread search by Islamic Revolutionary Guard forces.

Citing an anonymous intelligence source The Daily Mail report describes: Once in France, the question of how to get him into Britain remained. We couldn't simply fly him in. Though unusual, it was determined infiltrating him into a group of fellow migrants preparing to cross the Channel by boat offered one solution. And apparently it worked, the report continues: The 47-year-old man is thought to have hidden among other Iranians on an inflatable boat when making the crossing. The scientist travelled by 3,000 miles by land to the French coast near Calais after he was reportedly smuggled out of his homeland and into neighbouring Turkey by the Israeli secret service Mossad.

The rationale for such a bizarre operation is that MI6 wanted to interview the defector, yet it was politically sensitive given that Britain is still part of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. So MI6 reportedly interviewed the man before he ultimately continued en route to the United States. The Daily Mail describes that "MI6 interviewed the nuclear technician on Iran's nuclear plans before he was flown to America." Meanwhile Israeli media outlets have picked up and begun circulating the story, which has yet to meet with any high level of government confirmation, not likely to happen in operations involving Israeli Mossad, MI6, or the CIA. he Jerusalem Post notes the amply documented history of such bizarre and high risk intelligence and assassination operations targeting Iranian officials: "Israel is said to have launched a secret operation to dissuade scientists from taking part in the Iranian nuclear program by eliminating those it deemed valuable." But the report also says, "Israel has never confirmed or denied such claims." If it's true that the CIA is currently talking to a high level Iranian nuclear scientist defector now residing on American soil, could this be the next "Curveball" type informant that feeds the administration with everything it needs to make the case for regime change in Iran?

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-11/mossad-mi6-smuggled-defected-iranian-nuclear-scientist-migrant-caravan-uk
 

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BOMBSHELL: Apple demands Natural News stop writing about abortions or Satanism; threatens to block Natural News app from all Apple devices


Monday, February 11, 2019 by: Mike Adams

(Natural News) In a series of shocking “demand” emails containing screen captures showing lists of Natural News articles, Apple has demanded Natural News stop publishing articles critical of abortions or Satanism, threatening to block the Natural News app from all Apple devices if Apple’s demands are not met.

This is the first time that a dominant tech company has overtly come out in defense of Satanism while threatening to censor a prominent publisher that exposes the evils of Satanic influence. Many people will see this as yet more proof that Apple, along with other tech giants, is literally aligned with Satan and is exploiting its power of censorship to silence those who criticize Satanism.

With Democrats now openly pushing infanticide and the legalization of the serial killing of infants, tech giants like Apple are serving as the censorship “speech police” to silence all criticism of the gruesome practice. In threatening Natural News over our coverage of infanticide and abortions, Apple is staking out the position of being pro-infanticide, and anyone who dares to speak up for innocent children is deemed by Apple to be engaged in “hate speech.”

According to apple, opposing the murder of children is now “hate speech”

https: //www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-11-apple-demands-natural-news-stop-writing-about-abortions-or-satanism.html
 

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Venezuelan Colonel Urges Soldiers To Help US Aid Enter, Says 90% Of Army Against Maduro

The latest senior military officer to defect from the Nicolas Maduro government claims that 90% of the armed forces are "unhappy" with Maduro and stand ready to defect, according to The Times.

Colonel Rubén Paz Jimenez posted a short video to social media over the weekend declaring his support for US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó. “Ninety per cent of us in the armed forces are really unhappy,” he said in the video message. “We are being used to keep them in power.” He further urged soldiers to resist orders to block humanitarian aid shipped by the United States and to instead facilitate its entry into the country.

According to The Times Col. Paz is a military doctor and appears to be taking advantage of Guaido's offer of amnesty to army officers who switch loyalties to him as interim president:

A stockpile of US aid — medicines, medical equipment and nutritional supplements — is in the Colombian border city of Cucuta. Colonel Paz, a doctor, urged soldiers to help the aid get into Venezuela. Mr Guaidó has offered amnesty to those in the army who abandon Mr Maduro, 56, peacefully.

He's been further described as deputy of the Directorate of the Military Hospital in Maracaibo and the timing of his defection is interesting given the contested issue of US humanitarian aid.

Trump administration officials like John Bolton have also of late actively encouraged Venezuelan military defections, something that so far has been limited to a tiny handful of officers, at least one of them an Air Force commander — while also attempting to force the issue of American aid delivery.

Colonel Ruben Paz Jimenez, deputy of the Directorate of the Military Hospital in Maracaibo, announced his support for Guaido and urged others to follow:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-11/venezuelan-colonel-urges-soldiers-let-us-aid-enter-says-90-army-against-maduro

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A top Pentagon official went on an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Feb. 11 to meet with U.S. commanders and Afghan leaders amid a renewed push for peace with the Taliban as the Trump administration seeks to end the 17-year-war—the longest in the history of the United States.

So far there have been no direct orders to reduce U.S. troops in Afghanistan, according to Patrick Shanahan, the recently installed acting secretary of defense who made the visit. Officials say the troop withdrawal is at the top of the Taliban’s list of demands in exploratory peace negotiations.

Washington is trying to break the impasse between the government of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the Taliban, who have refused to negotiate.

“The Afghans have to decide what Afghanistan looks like. It’s not about the U.S., it’s about Afghanistan,” Shanahan told reporters traveling with him from Washington.

President Donald Trump has long advocated for ending the costly U.S. presence in Afghanistan. In December he announced the withdrawal of 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria, citing the defeat of the ISIS terrorist group and that U.S. forces were no longer needed there. A Department of Defense spokesman confirmed on Jan. 11 that the coalition has started the withdrawal process.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/top-pentagon-official-visits-afghanistan-amid-push-for-peace_2796881.html
 

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"A West Virginia Republican compared LGBTQ people to the Ku Klux Klan in an interview that has led to calls for his resignation.

Speaking with the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Delegate Eric Porterfield discussed his use of “faggot” during an anti-gay rant at a committee meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 6.

Porterfield had championed legislation at the meeting that would have legalized discrimination against LGBTQ people, and called LGBTQ people “the most socialist group in this country.”

“They do not protect gays,” he continued. “There are many gays they persecute if they do not line up with their social ideology.”

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AN INTERPRETIVE APPROACH: A CALL FOR STATE STATUTORY REFORM GOVERNING FETAL TISSUE DONATION.

Here is an article proposing reform at a state level of, what their choice of wording for a valuable life, “anatomical gift” (donation) of “valuable fetal tissue” (aborted fetus) because of the PP defunding at a Federal level.

The article begins with the “heavily edited” CMP undercover videos discrediting the legitimacy of donating fetal tissue for research. The article also includes legal status of donated fetal tissue at Fed and state level, the importance of fetal cells and its uniqueness, successes of research, insufficient alternatives (including 3D bioprints which seems odd), arguments against (which is bizarrely explained as it encourages abortion because woman will want to abort and donate because they know there is beneficial use for and can donate to a cherished cause- dafuq?), proposal for change and remedy which includes adopting Rhode Island’s general laws included in pics above.

I am unclear as to what is being suggested as change and remedy. It sounds like unintentional live abortions being used for research is the ultimate goal for this but I am not a lawfag. I am also unclear of the purpose and outcome of this law journal as it was published in 2016.

https://digitalcommons.law.umaryland.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1261&context=rrgc
 

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'$23 Billion for Border Security': Trump Touts Border Wall to Be Funded Anyway

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he was presented with "the concept and parameters of the Border Security Deal" by US Senator Richard Shelby.

Trump hinted in a tweet on Tuesday that the White House managed to allocate enough money for the much-anticipated fencing on the US border with Mexico "from other sources".

Earlier on Tuesday, Shelby said lawmakers had reached an agreement on border security funding that would avert another federal government shutdown.

In particular, the bipartisan Congressional conference panel on border security has reached a deal that will include over $1.3 billion for new fencing in high-traffic areas in the state of Texas. However, earlier on Tuesday, Trump said he was not happy with the deal but expressed optimism about getting some funding to get started on his objective. The president also said it was unlikely another government stalemate would occur.

The most recent shutdown, which lasted more than a month — from December to January — was the longest in US history and affected more than 800,000 federal workers and contractors.

https://sputniknews.com/us/201902131072365698-usa-trump-border-wall-funding/
 

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WHAT HAPPENS TO ORTHODOX JEWS THAT REPORT THEIR RABBIS FOR SEXUAL ABUSE?

Ultra-Orthodox Shun Their Own for Reporting Child Sexual Abuse

The first shock came when Mordechai Jungreis learned that his mentally disabled teenage son was being molested in a Jewish ritual bathhouse in Brooklyn. The second came after Mr. Jungreis complained, and the man accused of the abuse was arrested.

Old friends started walking stonily past him and his family on the streets of Williamsburg. Their landlord kicked them out of their apartment. Anonymous messages filled their answering machine, cursing Mr. Jungreis for turning in a fellow Jew. And, he said, the mother of a child in a wheelchair confronted Mr. Jungreis’s mother-in-law, saying the same man had molested her son, and she “did not report this crime, so why did your son-in-law have to?”

By cooperating with the police, and speaking out about his son’s abuse, Mr. Jungreis, 38, found himself at the painful forefront of an issue roiling his insular Hasidic community. There have been glimmers of change as a small number of ultra-Orthodox Jews, taking on longstanding religious and cultural norms, have begun to report child sexual abuse accusations against members of their own communities. But those who come forward often encounter intense intimidation from their neighbors and from rabbinical authorities, aimed at pressuring them to drop their cases.

Abuse victims and their families have been expelled from religious schools and synagogues, shunned by fellow ultra-Orthodox Jews and targeted for harassment intended to destroy their businesses. Some victims’ families have been offered money, ostensibly to help pay for therapy for the victims, but also to stop pursuing charges, victims and victims’ advocates said.

“Try living for one day with all the pain I am living with,” Mr. Jungreis, spent and distraught, said recently outside his new apartment on Williamsburg’s outskirts. “Did anybody in the Hasidic community in these two years, in Borough Park, in Flatbush, ever come up and look my son in the eye and tell him a good word? Did anybody take the courage to show him mercy in the street?”

Read more here - https://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/10/nyregion/ultra-orthodox-jews-shun-their-own-for-reporting-child-sexual-abuse.html
 

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Sidney Williams' Unusual Route to Ambassador Post : Appointments: His nomination has drawn some critics. But his biggest boost may come from his wife, Rep. Maxine Waters.

February 06, 1994|CARLA HALL | TIMES STAFF WRITER

Car dealer is not the normal career path to foreign service, but if Sidney Williams prevails, he will go from being a Mercedes-Benz dealer in Hollywood to being the U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas.

At 51, Williams has been a lot of other things, too: former professional football player (Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins), aide and chief of staff to former Los Angeles City Councilman David Cunningham, a minority business developer with former teammate Jim Brown.

But when it comes to ambassadorial appointments, perhaps his most influential credential is that of husband to Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles), one of President Clinton's earliest and most prominent black supporters.

Most congressional observers believe that Williams, who has won committee approval, will be confirmed when the Senate votes on his nomination in the next few weeks.

Nevertheless, Williams is getting a lesson in how Washington works. Every time a president takes office he can count on a few of his ambassadorial nominees causing a tussle with the opposition party, and Williams is among four being targeted this time. The rumblings about Williams, one of two Los Angeles residents to be nominated for an ambassadorship (California Secretary of State March Fong Eu was nominated last week to be ambassador to Micronesia), are the classic ones that dog many presidents' political nominees for ambassadorships.

"The best justification that he has for being ambassador is that he traveled to the Bahamas on vacation," said one congressional aide familiar with Williams' confirmation process.

His backers say that is a cheap shot and point out that many political appointees blossom into fine ambassadors.

The State Department, which issued a report on Williams to the Senate, said his background would serve him well in the diplomatic corps: "Mr. Williams developed strong discipline, strategic thinking and negotiating skills as a professional football player."

As for Waters and Williams, they're not talking. "The strict instructions from the State Department are to stay out of the newspapers until after he's confirmed," said Waters, declining to relay a message to her husband. "He's not running for a beauty contest."

But Waters has made sure that the right people know how she feels. Last February, Waters wrote to Bruce Lindsey, senior adviser and assistant to the President for personnel: "This letter is to alert you of my support of Sidney Williams for the position of Ambassador to the Commonwealth of the
Bahamas," reads the first line. "Sidney's public relations and diplomatic skills have been well honed over the years." Only in the fourth sentence does she let slip the detail of their relationship: "Sidney Williams, who is my spouse, was a professional football player for the Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins."

Williams, a Shreveport, La., native, married Waters in 1977 and was at her side as she rose to political prominence, first in the state Assembly and then in Congress.

"I've always admired him because she's very flamboyant, and I've never sensed in him any insecurity," said Jim Brown, the former football player, who has known Williams since they played for the Cleveland Browns in the mid-1960s. "That can be difficult for many men–to have a flamboyant, dynamic wife."

Brown and Williams, a former linebacker, played on the 1965 Cleveland Browns NFL championship team. "He was a really good football player," said Brown, one of the greatest running backs to play the game, who now works with gang members and on gang-related issues.

Williams, who has two stepchildren, worked with Brown from 1966 to 1974 on the Black Economic Union, a now-defunct organization that Brown started to help develop minority businesses. Brown describes Williams as detail-oriented, methodical and tenacious. "For example, he decided to lose weight and he just did it," Brown recalled. "He lost like 30 pounds. He's small now. No one ever realized it, but he was really big."

Williams worked for former Los Angeles City Councilman David Cunningham in the mid-1970s, overlapping at one point with Maxine Waters. The two were not married at the time but they were dating, as far as Cunningham can recall. She was chief of staff until her departure in 1976, when she was elected to the state Assembly. Williams became chief of staff shortly afterward.

Williams was also a project manager for the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency in the late 1970s. But in 1979, he switched gears and went to work at the Mercedes-Benz dealership.

"If you had an opportunity to enhance your income significantly through . . . commissions versus a salary of $50,000, wouldn't you take it?" asked Cunningham, who is now a lobbyist.

Within the sleek, rounded walls of the Sunset Boulevard showroom–which looks more like an art gallery than a car dealership–Williams racked up more than 1,000 clients in 14 years, according to his friend and fellow dealer Andre Dawson.

http://articles.latimes.com/1994-02-06/local/me-19843_1_sidney-williams
 

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Migrant mini-caravan breaches border near site of Trump wall rally

Hours after President Trump appeared in El Paso Monday at a rally to demand border wall money, a massive group of illegal immigrants breached the border a few miles away.

Border Patrol agents say 311 migrants strolled around the end of the border fence in Sunland Park, New Mexico, and walked into the U.S., where they were arrested just before midnight.

Almost all of them were families or unaccompanied alien children (UAC) from Central America, part of a stream of mini-caravans who have traversed Mexico over the last year, finding holes in American border security.

Sunland Park is just across the state line from El Paso, where Mr. Trump appeared at a rally to draw attention to the border situation.

He bragged that his administration had started a new round of wall-building along the Rio Grande — apparently a reference to six miles of fencing being constructed in Mission, Texas.

Mr. Trump also pointed to the wall that had been built a decade ago in El Paso, which the president said had cut crime and illegal immigration. City officials disputed the president’s crime claims.

Sunland Park, meanwhile, has quickly become ground zero for the immigration debate.

A group of congressional Democrats visited the location last weekend as part of a fact-finding border mission. Led by Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, they returned to say that while they saw “challenges,” there was no “crisis” that required more fencing.

Also over the weekend, a group of pro-Trump activists stood along the border as a human wall, apparently following a presidential tweet suggesting that people could take the place of actual fencing if Congress didn’t pony up the money for a barricade.

Two days later the 311 migrants walked across where there was no wall.

The Sunland Park group was the second mini-caravan arrested in New Mexico on Monday.

Earlier in the day a group of 330 migrants was nabbed on the other side of New Mexico.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/12/migrant-mini-caravan-breaches-border-near-donald-t/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork
 

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Trump says he found $23 billion for Wall from ‘other sources’

Unfazed by a congressional deal giving him only $1.3 billion for a barrier on the US-Mexico border, President Donald Trump is saying he found twenty times that much for overall border security “from other sources.”

Details of the “compromise” negotiated by congressional Democrats and Republicans ahead of the February 15 deadline have not yet been made public, but information leaked to the media suggested the Democrats have offered only $1.375 billion, and explicitly prohibited a concrete wall.
 

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Pricing algorithms can learn to collude with each other to raise prices

If you recall, reinforcement learning is a subset of machine learning that uses penalties and rewards to incentivize an AI agent toward a specific goal. AlphaGo famously used it to beat the best human players at the ancient board game Go. Within a pricing context, these systems are given a goal such as to maximize overall profit; then they experiment with different strategies in a simulated environment to find the optimal one. A new paper now suggests that these systems could pose a huge problem: they quickly learn to collude.

https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/612947/pricing-algorithms-can-learn-to-collude-with-each-other-to-raise-prices/

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Kamala Harris time traveler

Kamala Harris says she smoked marijuana in college while listening to music that didn't exist yet.

By Andrew Blake - The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Sen. Kamala Harris, California Democrat and 2020 presidential hopeful, appears to have fibbed during an interview Monday about smoking marijuana in college while listening to music by Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur.

Ms. Harris cited both rappers during an appearance on “The Breakfast Club” radio program in response to a question posed moments after she acknowledged smoking marijuana in college.

“What were you listening to when you [were] high? What was on?” she was asked during the segment. “Was it Snoop?”

“Oh yeah, definitely Snoop,” Ms. Harris responded. “Tupac for sure,” she continued.

Neither of the future rap legends had released music by the time Ms. Harris completed graduate school, however.

Ms. Harris, 54, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University in 1986 and a law degree from the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law in 1989. She was admitted to the state bar the following year.

Snoop Dogg, a 47-year-old rapper born Calvin Broadus, launched his musical career in the early 1990s. He released a demo tape in 1991, “Over the Counter,” prior to being featured the following year on “Deep Cover,” the debut solo single by longtime collaborator Dr. Dre. He was subsequently featured prominently on Dre’s first studio album, 1992’s “The Chronic,” prior to releasing his own debut album, “Doggystyle,” in late 1993.

Shakur began his career while Ms. Harris was in law school, but his first recorded appearance was released after she graduated — 1991’s “Same Song” by hip-hop group Digital Underground. His debut studio album, “2Pacalypse Now,” was issued later that year.

A spokesperson for Ms. Harris did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

“I believe we need to legalize marijuana,” Ms. Harris said earlier during the radio interview. “We have incarcerated so many, and particularly young men and young men of color, in a way that we have not for the same level of use (among) other young men.”

Asked if she ever smoked marijuana, Ms. Harris responded: “I have. And I did inhale. It was a long time ago.”

“I think that it gives a lot of people joy, and we need more joy in the world,” said Ms. Harris.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/12/kamala-harris-says-she-smoked-marijuana-in-college/
 
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The EU documents Israeli crimes; now it must do something about them

The lack of action to bring Israel to account for more than seven decades’ worth of crimes against the Palestinian people is obvious. “Enough is enough” is an overused phrase, but in the case of the people of occupied Palestine, it does not even scratch the surface in terms of expressing their outrage at the hypocrisy of the international community.

Nevertheless, there has indeed been more than enough dispossession, land theft and refugees languishing in camps since the 1948 Nakba; at least 5 million of them. And we have had enough of being demonised by Israel, which portrays itself as the victim, labels the real victims as terrorists and imposes laws which define it as an apartheid state.

Enough is enough when it comes to Israel’s abduction of children in the middle of the night and their murder and maiming at the nominal border of the besieged Gaza Strip. Are Palestinian lives really that worthless?

Two Palestinian children were gunned down by Israeli snipers in Gaza last Friday, shot in the chest as if they were target practice for the terrorists masquerading as soldiers. There has been not one condemnation by the so-called civilised world; an EU spokesperson, however, sent condolences to Israel. Furthermore, that ignoble terrorist state is lauded by the West, whose politicians find excuses for its criminal behaviour, including war crimes and crimes against humanity.

https://friendsofsyria.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/the-eu-documents-israeli-crimes-now-it-must-do-something-about-them/
 

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Liberal Group in Oregon Faces $94,750 In Ballot Tampering Scandal

Far left shill organization Defend Oregon has been charged with $94,750 in fines by Oregon Secretary Of State Dennis Richardson, after the group was found to have violated parts of ORS 254.470 by turning in 97 late ballots in the 2018 election.

The investigation has shown that canvassers for Defend Oregon were collecting ballots from voters, but failed to do their duty of turning in the ballots before 8:00 PM on election night. In fact it wasn’t until the next morning that Defend Oregon field operators turned in the ballots. One of the ballots was apparently from the May 15th primary election.

ORS 254.470, section 6, subsection D states:

Subject to paragraph (e) of this subsection, if a person returns a ballot for an elector, the person shall deposit the ballot in a manner described in paragraph (b) of this subsection not later than two days after receiving the ballot.

The official press release from SOS Richardson reads:

SALEM, OR — In November 2018, the Secretary of State’s Elections Division received a complaint from the Multnomah County Elections office that two individuals turned in 97 ballots late, which prevented the electors’ votes from being counted. The Elections Division opened an investigation into this complaint.

Today, after conducting the investigation, the Elections Division issued a Notice of Proposed Penalty and Notice of Opportunity to Request Hearing in this matter. The Elections Division is proposing a civil penalty in the amount of $94,750.00 against Defend Oregon for violating ORS 254.470(6).

ORS 254.470(6) provides that if a person returns a ballot for an elector, they must deposit the ballot at the county elections office, or an official dropbox, not later than two days after receiving the ballot or by 8:00pm on Election Day, whichever comes first.

According to Secretary Of State records, the director of Defend Oregon is Becca Uherbelau. Defend Oregon is the Political Action Committee wing of Our Oregon. And there is big money flowing in and out of the hands of Uherbelau and her deputy director, Christy B Mason. To the tune of $8.7 Million in the 2018 election, and millions of dollars in past elections.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/02/liberal-group-in-oregon-faces-94750-in-ballot-tampering-scandal/

https://www.opb.org/news/article/defend-oregon-ballots-late-fine/

https://www.portlandmercury.com/blogtown/2019/02/12/25860254/progressive-pac-defend-oregon-faces-94000-for-missing-november-ballot-deadline
 

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5 reasons Vietnam was selected to host Trump’s second North Korea summit

When President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet in Vietnam on Feb. 27-28 for a second round of nuclear talks, the world spotlight will shine on a country that has come a long way from the Vietnam War.

The communist-led Southeast Asian nation is now a booming economy and increasingly assertive regional diplomatic player. It is also one of the few nations to enjoy friendly relations with both Washington and Pyongyang.

The first round of talks, held last June in Singapore, produced vague promises by North Korea to dismantle its nuclear arsenal — but no concrete steps to achieve that. Now Trump is trying to demonstrate that his outreach to the young dictator isn’t just a diplomatic show.

Experts said that made the selection of Vietnam both practical and symbolic. Here are a few reasons why:

https://americanmilitarynews.com/2019/02/5-reasons-vietnam-was-selected-to-host-trumps-second-north-korea-summit/
 

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Physician Says There Isn’t Single Scenario Where Late-Term Abortion Protects Mother’s Health

Doctor and Kansas Rep. Roger W. Marshall wrote an op-ed saying there aren’t any reasons why a late-term abortion is necessary to protect a woman’s health.

“To this day, I can’t think of a single scenario where I thought a late-term abortion would help to improve a woman’s mental health,” Marshall wrote in a Monday op-ed published by Fox News. “Contrary to the pro-abortion movement, regardless of the mother’s underlying medical health, I never saw the scenario where we had to choose between a mom’s life and a baby,” Marshall wrote.

Marshall is an obstetrician who has delivered more than 5,000 babies in Western Kansas over 25 years. He also served as an OB-GYN at a state mental health hospital and prison.

https://www.dailycaller.com/2019/02/11/physician-no-reason-late-abortion/
 

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Inside The NYPD's Out-Of-Control DNA Collection Practices

The NYPD is going to great lengths to collect, and permanently store DNA from everyone they can - guilty or innocent, according to the NY Daily News.

Whether it be going door to door, bribing people with cigarettes, or simply demanding cheek swabs from random passers by, the NYPD has been aggressively compiling an Orwellian crime-fighting DNA database which had over 64,000 profiles as of 2017.

Take as an extreme example the police investigation of the Howard Beach jogger case. Before they identified a suspect, the NYPD collected well over 500 DNA profiles from men in the East New York area. Imagine police knocking on doors, in uniform, with a cheek swab in hand, asking residents to prove they didn’t kill the jogger in the nearby park.

They were willing to do it in East New York. Do you think this would happen on Park Ave.? In Park Slope? Not likely.

But things get worse from there. For those people excluded from the jogger case, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the city’s crime lab, permanently keeps those profiles in their databank and routinely compares profiles to all city crimes. -NY Daily News

The Chief Medical Examiner's office, meanwhile, has justified the supercharged data collection on ambiguous city and state laws - instead preferring to invent their own rules governing how they use someone's DNA.

In short - anyone who has given their DNA to the NYPD will be routinely compared to DNA samples from every rape, murder and any other violent crime run through the system.

But wait, you might say - why worry if you've done nothing wrong?

Because, as the Daily News notes, "DNA has unparalleled power to wrongly accuse. Genetic testing can now reveal a profile based on a few cells, and we shed hundreds of thousands of cells a day. Your DNA can show up in places you’ve never been."

For example, the DNA of Lukis Anderson was discovered under the fingernails of a murdered billionaire - which was transferred to the dead man by paramedics that night who had treated both men. Anderson was facing the death penalty before his 2013 exoneration.

You might also take a cue from the police themselves. Under their labor contract with the city, rank-and-file officers don’t give the lab their DNA, which means the lab can’t easily rule out possible crime-scene contamination. This means that the officers knocking on doors ask people to volunteer to do what they won’t.

Basic privacy is another genuine worry. We see every day how our personal information, once set loose upon the internet, can never be recaptured. The past few years have heralded incredible expansions of the uses of DNA. Now imagine what will be possible in 30 years.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-12/inside-nypds-out-control-dna-collection-practices
 

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Italy Set to Abolish Central Bank and Jail Corrupt Bankers

Italy’s coalition government looks set to abolish the Italian Central bank and jail bankers involved in fraudulent activity.

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini announced the plan following Friday’s warning form Bank of America that predicts the greats threat to EPS – i.e., markets – in the next 3 years “is an acceleration of global populism via taxation, regulation & government intervention.”

Zerohedge.com reports: Matteo Salvini, the outspoken head of the anti-immigrant League party, said the Bank of Italy and Consob, the country’s stock market regulator, should be “reduced to zero, more than changing one or two people, reduced to zero”, or in other words eliminated, and that “fraudsters” who inflicted losses on Italian savers should “end up in prison for a long time.”

https://thelondonpost.net/italy-set-abolish-central-bank-jail-corrupt-bankers/
 

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Italy Set to Abolish Central Bank and Jail Corrupt Bankers

Italy’s coalition government looks set to abolish the Italian Central bank and jail bankers involved in fraudulent activity.

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini announced the plan following Friday’s warning form Bank of America that predicts the greats threat to EPS – i.e., markets – in the next 3 years “is an acceleration of global populism via taxation, regulation & government intervention.”

Zerohedge.com reports: Matteo Salvini, the outspoken head of the anti-immigrant League party, said the Bank of Italy and Consob, the country’s stock market regulator, should be “reduced to zero, more than changing one or two people, reduced to zero”, or in other words eliminated, and that “fraudsters” who inflicted losses on Italian savers should “end up in prison for a long time.”

https://thelondonpost.net/italy-set-abolish-central-bank-jail-corrupt-bankers/
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From what I understand from reading some crap on the internet is a large majority of these abortions are inner city blacks so I don't exactly hate the idea
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https://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/faith-and-morals/item/14850-lawsuit-alleges-377-million-planned-parenthood-fraud-in-washington-state

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Oregon Democrats introduce statewide socialized medicine legislation.

Today, Democrats introduced SB 770, which would eliminate private health insurance and create a state health care system for all. The goal is to have the system in place by 2023. The bill is nearly 90 pages.

Oregon has a super-majority of Democrats. Republicans can't stop anything.

https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB770/Introduced

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