President Trump

Discussion in 'The Signs of the Times' started by garabandal, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. Don_D

    Don_D ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

    So the 9th circuit court of appeals has basically flipped since Trump took office. It is the appeals court of CA (9 states in total) and WA, my state, was also constantly having appeals squashed before this. They ruled that Trump stripping funding from abortion clinics is constitutional and can proceed.
    The 2nd circuit court of appeals just ruled that the administration can withhold grant funds from sanctuary cities that do not comply with requests from ICE for compliance with federal law on immigration.

    Trump administration launches new unit to strip US citizenship from foreign-born terrorists, criminals

    The Trump administration is establishing a new section within the Justice Department to deal with the process of removing citizenship from foreign-born individuals who fraudulently obtained citizenship by failing to disclose past convictions for serious crimes -- including terrorism and war crimes.

    The section, which will be within the DOJ’s Office of Immigration Litigation, will be dedicated to denaturalizing those who had failed to disclose they had been involved in criminal activity on their N-400 form for naturalization. It requires the government to show that citizenship was obtained illegally or "procured by concealment of a material fact or by willful misrepresentation."


    That form includes questions asking whether an applicant has been involved in genocide and torture among other serious crimes, if they have ever been part of a terrorist or totalitarian organization, if they had been associated with the Nazi government in Germany, and if they have been charged or convicted with a crime or served prison time. Targets for denaturalization are those who have made material breaches of those questions.

    “When a terrorist or sex offender becomes a U.S. citizen under false pretenses, it is an affront to our system -- and it is especially offensive to those who fall victim to these criminals,” Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt said. “The new Denaturalization Section will further the Department’s efforts to pursue those who unlawfully obtained citizenship status and ensure that they are held accountable for their fraudulent conduct.”

    The department has seen an increase in such cases both because of an increased effort by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to root out fraud, as well as Operation Janus -- an operation which began during the Obama administration and that identified hundreds of thousands of cases where paper fingerprint data was not entered into the centralized fingerprint database.

    Officials have pointed to recent cases whereby the DOJ has secured the denaturalization of terrorists, war criminals and sex offenders. They include:

    • An individual convicted of terrorism in Egypt who admitted recruiting for Al Qaeda in the U.S. He was denaturalized while in Egypt and had his passport taken away from him.
    • An individual who received military training in an Afghan jihadist camp and coordinated with 9/11 mastermind Usama Bin Laden. He "self-deported" to Somaliland.
    • An individual who was convicted in Bosnia of executing eight unarmed civilians and prisoners of war during the Balkans conflict. He was denaturalized while serving a sentence in Bosnia.
    • One individual who engaged in sexual contact with a 7-year-old family member and another who sexually abused a minor for multiple years.

    Such denaturalization proceedings are not targeted at people who commit crimes after they become citizens, only those who have made fraudulent citizenship applications and left out crimes they committed on that form. A number of cases involve those who were initially denied entry to the U.S. or removed from the country, only to re-enter under a false identity.

    Citizens cannot be deported, but those who have been stripped of citizenship revert back to permanent residency status, which allows deportation or barring of entry from the U.S. in the case of serious criminal offenses.

    Adam Shaw is a reporter covering U.S. and European politics for Fox News.. He can be reached here.
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  2. earthtoangels

    earthtoangels Powers

    I know.....pretty just never seems to stop now. It was all just waiting in the wings until the Impeachment hoax was over. Of course I'm sure it's not over as far as Schiff and pals are concerned, but the people are tired of it all by now....just seems to keep repeating itself.
  3. Don_D

    Don_D ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

    Yes agreed there are many things happening. I remain a hopeful skeptic of some of Trumps policies but I remain prayerful and trust God that he will correct what needs it and that includes me obviously.
    I am so grateful that the 9th circuit has been wrested from the hands of the commies. It for 20 years has been a major source of disbelief for so many of us in the western US who support the constitution and the defense of rights and freedom. We have seen them repeatedly come down on the side of the globalists to the point that I gave up hope that it would ever change.
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  4. Don_D

    Don_D ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

  5. earthtoangels

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  6. Don_D

    Don_D ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

    Maybe it's just me but it seems like Trump knows more than he is letting on.

    President Donald Trump expressed optimism Thursday that the novel coronavirus would eventually be contained and eliminated in the United States, even as he acknowledged it could get worse first.

    “It’s going to disappear. One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear,” Trump told attendees at an African American History Month reception in the White House Cabinet Room. The World Health Organization says the virus has “pandemic potential” and medical experts have warned it will spread in the US.

    The President added that “from our shores, you know, it could get worse before it gets better. Could maybe go away. We’ll see what happens. Nobody really knows.”

    Trump’s comments come as the administration battles both the virus and accusations of mismanagement among officials responding to the outbreak.

    Earlier on Thursday, CNN reported that Vice President Mike Pence’s office would be in charge of all coronavirus messaging after several aides blamed negative coverage of the response on too many mixed messages from senior members of the administration. Later in the day, reports surfaced that a whistleblower at the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking federal protection after complaining that more than a dozen workers who had received the first Americans evacuated from Wuhan, China, lacked proper training or protective gear for infection control.

    Trump spoke effusively of the administration’s efforts during his remarks Thursday.

    “We have done an incredible job. We’re going to continue,” the President said, claiming that the media won’t give the administration “credit” for a successful response to the virus.

    Speaking about the 15 individuals diagnosed with the coronavirus on US soil, Trump said that “the 15 will soon be down to three, four.”

    Trump called his Wednesday appearance before the White House press corps to address the administration’s response to the virus “really good” and “a calming press conference.”

    Trump announced during Wednesday’s news conference that he was putting Pence “in charge” of the administration’s coronavirus response, adding that the vice president will report directly to him. Minutes later, HHS Secretary Alexander Azar said he was “still chairman of the task force” — muddling the message and perhaps the point of the news conference regarding who is in charge of the administration’s response to the crisis.
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  7. earthtoangels

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    One thing for sure is that our President needs daily covering in prayer since he's in THE swamp w/ arrows pointed his way....many of which have returned against the evil ones.

    A lot of those questions are covered in yesterday's offering from a daily Q decoder:

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  8. Don_D

    Don_D ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

    Yes, amazing how many times those arrows have become boomerangs isn't it? I pray for him daily and specifically for the enemies plans to be turned on their head. He is our leader and I don't understand all of his reasons for things but I do trust that God will use them to His glory.
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  9. AED

    AED Powers

    My thinking too Don. And my prayers. "May they fall into the traps they have set"
  10. Don_D

    Don_D ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

    Another down day for the markets. Down another 1k so far. I expect we might see the worst day yet.
  11. earthtoangels

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    What Kind of Catholics Are Backing Trump in 2020?

    For decades, Roman Catholics have been associated with the Democratic Party. The first Catholic president was a Democrat, and the first Catholic presidential candidate was also a Democrat. Yet American Catholics have found themselves torn between a pro-abortion Democratic Party and a Republican Party championing life and religious freedom. A new poll from EWTN and RealClearPolitics suggests that the more devout a Catholic is, the more he or she is likely to support President Donald Trump.

    Catholics are roughly evenly divided on whether or not they will vote for Trump, with 34 percent saying they will and another 36 percent saying they will never vote for him. Slightly less than half (47 percent) approve of Trump's job performance as president.

    Yet among Catholics who self-identify as devout, 63 percent approve of Trump and 59 percent plan to vote for him in 2020. A majority of devout Catholics support Trump in head-to-head matches against his potential Democratic opponents.

    Devout Catholics are more likely to follow their church's teaching on the sanctity of human life and they are more likely to support religious freedom as an important constitutional right. These devout Catholics push against the dominant cultural trends of the sexual revolution, support for LGBT identities, and a lax attitude toward abortion.

    Less than half of those in the poll say that abortion (47 percent), euthanasia (45 percent), or physician-assisted suicide (41 percent) are intrinsically evil. Devout Catholics, by contrast, are far more likely to agree with official church teaching about the intrinsic evil of abortion (71 percent), physician-assisted suicide (70 percent), and euthanasia (64 percent).

    The poll found similar divisions on issues like whether Christian owners of wedding-related businesses should have the right not to provide services for a same-sex wedding or whether the Catholic Church should be required to allow individuals who do not follow Catholic teachings to work in parochial schools. These divisions should prove distressing to Americans who value religious freedom.

    While most Catholics (55 percent) said bathrooms, changing rooms, and locker rooms should be based on biological sex rather than gender identity, 30 percent said they should be based on gender identity rather than biological sex.

    These issues resonate with devout Catholics and with church leaders. The National Catholic Prayer Breakfast will be awarding Attorney General William Barr next month for his "long history of dedicated public service and his commitment to the defense of the vulnerable and religious liberty."

    Earlier this year, Trump became the first president to address the March for Life in person, and he has proven himself a champion of religious freedom. One study found that his 2017 religious freedom executive order helped protect religious charities that extended health care and social services to 13.7 million people. Many of the charities at the center of religious freedom conflicts are Catholic, such as the Little Sisters of the Poor. President Obama's contraceptive mandate forced the Little Sisters to violate their consciences by subsidizing abortion-inducing drugs. Trump has attempted to reverse that mandate.

    Not all of the Catholic support for Trump can be tied to these social issues, however. A majority of Catholics (58 percent) say the country is better off financially now than it was four years ago. Another 63 percent of Catholics say they personally are better off financially than they were four years ago.

    Hispanic Catholics are less likely to support Trump and less likely to appreciate the booming Trump economy, however.

    About one-third of Catholics in the poll identify themselves as Hispanic (37 percent), and these Hispanic Catholics prove the least likely to support Trump. Only 29 percent approve of the president and 58 percent say the country is worse off financially now than it was four years ago. (Sixty-seven percent of non-Hispanic Catholics say the country is better off financially.)

    In his book How America’s Political Parties Change (and How They Don’t), Michael Barone explains that the "Democratic Party has always been a combination, a coalition, of people who are not thought of, by themselves or others, as typical Americans, but who together often form a majority: southern slaveholders and big-city Catholics in the nineteenth century, churchgoing and urban blacks and affluent urban and suburban liberals in the twenty-first."

    While Catholics have always had a presence in the United States — Charles Carroll signed the Declaration of Independence — they have often seen themselves as a minority in a majority Protestant nation. Hispanic Catholics still see themselves as an embattled minority, while non-Hispanic Catholics increasingly see themselves as at home in America. While this religious minority often sought representation in the Democratic Party, Catholics are increasingly accepted and indeed celebrated among conservatives and Republicans for their pro-life stance.

    Trump may not win the majority of the Catholic vote in 2020, but he is likely to carry a large margin among the most devout.
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  12. Don_D

    Don_D ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

    An interesting read on some of the indicators coming from China and possibly some major surprises that could be reported as soon as this weekend about the overall health of the Chinese economy.

    MarketWatch: How bad is the situation in China?

    Leland Miller: Since 2012, when we started collecting data, we have never seen our headline index turn negative. This month it did. Our flash data shows nearly every major measurement is in contraction. I do always stress that this is early data.

    (Only about half of the roughly 3,500 firms that report in the full-month version contribute to the flash report.)

    “China is an important cog in the supply and demand chains of the world.”
    Leland Miller, co-founder and CEO, China Beige Book

    MarketWatch: Which is the single data point that’s most telling to you?

    Miller: The numbers in the property sector are remarkable. It confirms this sector is at the bottom of the food chain in China right now, the last priority for Beijing in a long list of priorities. Property is extremely important because it’s the sector in which most Chinese have large portions of their wealth. Chinese people can’t get money out of the country so they’re stuck with only a few opportunities to diversify. The bond market is scary. The stock market is scary. Property has always been the least scary thing and the Chinese government has always known how important it is as a store of household wealth. It shows they’re more afraid of the bankruptcies of small and medium-sized enterprises. At least there may finally be a culling of the herd in terms of (real estate) developers and overleveraged firms allowed to die.

    On the positive side, we’re seeing the job growth numbers in slight contraction. It’s remarkable they’re not much worse than that. This is an economy that could be in contraction for a long time, yet firms aren’t firing people. You can’t pay your people, you have no cash flow, no customers, so you’re paying them to stay home right now. (The lack of layoffs) is one reason you’re not seeing big-bang stimulus yet.

    MarketWatch: Can you talk more about what kind of stimulus options the Chinese government does have available and how effective they can be?

    Miller: The big fear is that there will be millions of firms defaulting because there’s no cash flow. The government doesn’t want that to happen, that would be a disaster. And mass layoffs would be bad for the party. So people are looking to see what China is doing as far as fiscal and monetary policy. But the state controls almost all the counterparties. The banking system is run by the state, it loans to state entities. It can order them to do whatever it needs, like not call in loans. The most important lever they have is simply not allowing banks to call in loans .

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    MarketWatch: What does China’s economic situation mean for the rest of the world – markets, economic growth, supply chains, and so on?

    Miller: I would expect the data to get better if only because in March you’ll see firms back to work and the outbreak will hopefully be less terrible. Conditions — and data — should improve. But the implications of data anywhere near this bad is: China is an important cog in the supply and demand chains of the world. Globalization runs through China. Car factories around the world can’t build their cars because they can’t get their inputs from China. China buys a lot of commodities — oil and so on. Even if the outbreak can be contained, which doesn’t look like it, the economic impact can’t be.

    MarketWatch: How should American investors parse upcoming official reports out of China?

    Miller: You’ve got to figure that any report that comes out of China, whether economic or medical, is going to be political. “Take it with a grain of salt” may be too charitable. There aren’t easy ways of getting the truth. The truth is usually something between what the Wall Street banks think, which is way too optimistic and financial Twitter chatter which is too alarmist.
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  13. Don_D

    Don_D ¡Viva Cristo Rey!


    Turkey encouraged hundreds of refugees to head for the border to Europe - but they were duped

    The Turkish government had hinted that the path would be clear for people to cross the border into Europe.

    From Turkey's border with Greece, I write with a profound sense of deja vu.

    Families from Syria, from Iran, from Iraq, from Afghanistan, from Tunisia, from Egypt, and from Morocco huddle around campfires hoping to cross into Greece.

    They arrived through the day on Friday, prompted to make the journey from elsewhere in Turkey because the Turkish government had hinted, through media it controls, that the path will be clear for them to enter Europe.

    But when they got there, they were met with tear gas from Greek authorities, securing their own borders.

    They are now stuck in no man's land between the two countries.

    Most of them have been in Turkey for months or years. They left conflicts and persecution behind. Many tried to build lives in Turkey after their initial push to Europe over the last few years was blocked.

    But Turkey is overwhelmed (there are more than 3.5 million refugees here at the moment) and the migrants say they have no rights or ability to build a life there.

    So when they heard the borders would be open, naturally they made the dash.

    Some local Turkish mayors even offered to transport them to the border. We saw one bus arriving at the frontier with the Turkish police walking it in.

    And so through the night, at the Pazarkule crossing from Turkey into Greece and the EU, they gather wood and light campfires.

    There are dozens of families here with their young children in bundles

    We are part of a game," one young Iranian woman tells me in perfect English. "They play with our body, with our mind, with our lives. It's like a game."

    "We need a nationality. We need human rights... we are human," the 26-year-old adds. She explains that she had been persecuted in Iran "by the mullahs" and was unable to stay.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has choreographed the past 24 hours perfectly.

    His military is under severe pressure in northern Syria. Turkey is understandably extremely concerned about the many hundreds of thousands more refugees that could cross the border from Syria if the bombardment of Idlib continues.

    He wants NATO support to stem the Syrian government advance on Idlib. And the migrant tap, crude and cruel as it clearly is, is the tool to pressure the west to listen.
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  14. earthtoangels

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  15. Don_D

    Don_D ¡Viva Cristo Rey!

    LOL that was really good and catchy too. All Bob's money!

    Hey on another note Mayor Pete dropped out. I was wrong about him, I thought he would be the one to beat but it looks like the clowns have decided to throw their support behind a Biden or Bloomberg.

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  16. Carol55

    Carol55 Ave Maria

    I do wonder if I could be right that Mayor Pete could be Bernie's running mate or even Biden's running mate.

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    There was a 23 year difference in age between George HW Bush and his VP Dan Quayle.


    So, only God knows it the future democratic team will have a 39 or a 40 year age difference.
  17. HeavenlyHosts

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  18. earthtoangels

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    Seems, Carol, others are having similar thoughts!:

    Pete Buttigieg Reportedly Called Joe Biden Before Dropping Out But Called the Wrong Number – Here Is What He Said…

    Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg suspended his campaign for president on Sunday night.

    The openly gay candidate dropped out after his dismal results in South Carolina.

    But before Pete dropped he reportedly made a call to Joe Biden.
    But he accidentally dialed the wrong number.

    The original post with the call was later taken down from Instagram.
    The account is now set to private.

    ALX told The Gateway Pundit the original Instagram post had Pete’s number identified in the post.

    Here is what was said:

    Hi, it’s Pete Buttigieg calling for the vice president. I wanted to see if I could catch him for a couple of minutes to share some news about our plans. My number is — — —-. I’ll also send a text message to this number for my number…

    So what was Mayor Pete going to discuss with Joe Biden?
    Possible VP?

    This guy wanted to be president — but left his phone number on some random guy’s phone.
    Democrats have a difficult time with numbers.
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  20. Andy3

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    Must have called his Joe Biden for US Senate phone number instead lol.
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