Saturday, December 16, 2017

Trump To MS-13: 'We Will Throw You The Hell Out Of The Country'


Posted: Dec 15, 2017 9:10 PM

Earlier today, Leah covered President Donald J. Trump’s graduation speech to new law enforcement officers at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. He lambasted a “dysfunctional immigration system” that allows in "the worst of worst." Yet, President Trump’s comments on MS-13 gang members drew the most applause.

Referring to the “lottery system” President Trump said:
“You think the country is giving us their best people? No,” he added, referencing the lottery program. “What kind of a system is that? They come in by lottery. They give us their worst people, they put them in a bin, but in his hand when he’s picking him are really the worst of the worst. 
"Congratulations, you’re going the United States, ok? What a system."
Turning to gang violence, he had a specific message for MS-13 gang members. MS-13 is a violent El Salvadoran gang and drug cartel with a heavy presence in the United States. 
“To any member of MS-13 listening, I have a message for you,” the President told the officers and their families. “We will find you, we will arrest you, we will jail you, we will throw you the hell out of the country," Trump said.
"Somehow I like it better than jail," he said to applause. "Jail, we have to take care of 'em. Who the hell wants to take care of 'em? You know the jail stuff is wonderful, but we have to pay for it, right," he continued.
"We don't want 'em," adding, "We don't want 'em. They're getting out of here. Our cities should not be sanctuaries for criminals. They should be sanctuaries for Americans."
In May of 2017, Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 1,378 people during a nationwide crime sweep known as "Operation New Dawn." This operation was the largest of its kind. 
In Washington, D.C., authorities arrested 52 individuals that were gang members. However, 29 of those individuals were  a part of MS-13. 

Thank You Mr Meads, Townhall, and President Trump.

Here's A Look At The Final GOP Tax Bill

Juliegrace Brufke Capitol Hill Reporter
9:48 PM 12/15/2017

Republicans unveiled the final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act early Friday evening, paving the way for their first major legislative win of the 115th Congress.

GOP lawmakers are expected to pass legislation providing the largest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 31 years before the end of next week.

The $1.5 trillion tax package includes seven individual tax brackets falling at 10 percent, 12 percent, 22 percent, 24 percent, 32 percent, 35 percent and 37 percent. The plan reduces rates for the majority of Americans and small businesses, with top income earners seeing their rate drop from 39.6 percent to 37 percent.

While GOP lawmakers aimed to make the cuts permanent, the individual rate deduction is slated to expire in 2025.

In addition to lowering individual rates, the bill doubles the standard deduction, allows for the deduction of state and local taxes up to $10,000, expands the child tax credit from $1,000 to $2,000 — which is fully deductible up to $1,400 for families making under $400,000 — and allows homeowners to deduct mortgage interest on their first and second homes up to $750,000.

Personal exemptions would be eliminated under the plan. The Alternative Minimum Tax would also remain in place for individuals, although repealed for corporation, but increases the exemption for individuals up to $500,000 and joint filers up to $1 million.

The Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate penalty would be eliminated in 2019 under the package and the estate tax exemption would be doubled.

Pass-through businesses would see their effective marginal rate capped at 29.6 percent. Business owners would be able to deduct 20 percent on the first $315,000 of joint income with safeguards being in place to prevent individuals abusing the lower rate for their wage income.

Corporations would see a drastic cut — with the rate dropping from 35 percent to 21 percent, slightly higher than Republicans’ initial goal of 20 percent — effective Jan 1. The reduction to the corporate rate, unlike the individual rates, would be permanent.

Multinational corporations who hold assets abroad would pay a one-time deemed repatriation tax on fixed assets and cash at 8 percent and 15.5 percent respectively.

The House is expected to bring the bill to the floor Tuesday with the Senate following on Tuesday and Wednesday after completing up to 10 hours of debate.

Thank You Ms Burfke and the DC.

Seasons' Greatness: New York Fed Nowcast Hits 4.0% GDP Growth

John Carney15 Dec 2017

The Trump economic boom is picking up steam as American heads into the final weeks of the president’s first year in office.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Nowcast, which attempts to estimate economic output based on the latest releases of data, now says GDP appears to be growing at a 4% annualized rate in the fourth quarter. That is the highest level on record for the Nowcast, which was launched just two years ago.

The Nowcast was revised up primarily due to positive impacts of revisions of earlier data, the New York Fed’s website said Friday.

A similar tool from the Atlanta Fed was also revised up earlier this week to 3.3 percent. The Atlanta Fed measure has a track record of being considerably more pessimistic about growth than the New York Fed’s Nowcast.

If the Nowcast turns out to be on track, the fourth quarter will see the economy grow far more than most major forecasts had expected. A survey of economists completed at the end of the third quarter saw economic growth coming in at just 2.5 percent.

Thank You Mr Carney, Breitbart, and President Trump.

Peril Resides In The Promise of Gene Editing

Washington Post
Nathan Gardels December 15 at 12:43 PM

Corrective intervention in the human genome promises the elimination of genetically induced disease, bolstering of the human immune system, and extended longevity. As Nobel laureate and former president of Caltech David Baltimore said to The WorldPost in the video above, we already understand enough to create humans in which a range of ailments are edited out — and scientists have only been at it for less than a century.

Yet if that process trespasses ethical boundaries agreed upon today by responsible scientists, it could change the human genome forever by altering the “germline” — gene sequences inherited and passed down through generations. That could be for the better, but quite possibly for the worse, since the interrelated genetic functions developed over the long history of evolution remain unknown, despite the advances Baltimore notes.

While the ethical and regulatory focus of concern has been on “designer babies” or threats to the human germline, the high risk of unintended consequences also applies to editing the genes of other life forms, from mice and mosquitos to microbes.

Read More.

Thank You Mr Gardels and Wash Po. 

No one's found a Schizophrenic or Bipolar gene yet. If someone gene edits a real physical problem back into line, even if the fix only works for a few weeks, you can bet the rent the Behavioral Scientists will be taking Their crack at 'Editing' mental illness genes.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Trump To Remove 'Climate Change' As A National Security Threat

Watts Up With That?
Anthony Watts / 7 hours ago 

This is encouraging news:

The Trump administration will reverse course from previous Obama administration policy, eliminating climate change from a list of national security threats. The National Security Strategy to be released on Monday will emphasize the importance of balancing energy security with economic development and environmental protection, according to a source who has seen the document and shared excerpts of a late draft.

“Climate policies will continue to shape the global energy system,” a draft of the National Security Strategy slated to be released on Monday said. “U.S. leadership is indispensable to countering an anti-growth, energy agenda that is detrimental to U.S. economic and energy security interests. Given future global energy demand, much of the developing world will require fossil fuels, as well as other forms of energy, to power their economies and lift their people out of poverty.”

President Obama made climate change, and the burdensome regulations that accompany its focus, a primary focus of his administration, including in his National Security Strategy released in 2015. “[W]e are working toward an ambitious new global climate change agreement to shape standards for prevention, preparedness, and response over the next decade,” that report said.

“In some ways, [climate change] is akin to the problem of terrorism and ISIL,” Obama said at climate talks in Paris in 2015. During a weekly address, Obama said “Today, there is no greater threat to our planet than climate change.”

In September 2016, President Obama released a memorandum requiring federal agencies to consider the effects of climate change in the development of national security-related doctrine, policies, and plans. All of this alarmed critics concerned with more pressing security risks.


Read more at The Federalist

December 15, 2017 

Thank You Mr Watts.

Five Years Of Antarctic Temperature Fraud At NASA

The Deplorable Climate Science Blog

This is 'too cool'. Go get 'em readers!

NASA graphics. 

Watch them change from cooling to warming just like cheap Christmas Tree Lights.

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Why We Should Worry About China

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