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  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2019 Aug 16, 9:26am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        


In Gainesville, poultry workers vanish amid rumors of Mississippi-style raid

Spanish-language media reports that hundreds of poultry workers in Hall County walked away from their jobs Thursday, in response to rumors of ICE raids on local processing plants -- raids that didn’t happen.

Thursday’s walk-out is evidence of the presence of undocumented workers in those plants, Gonzalez said. “Without a doubt there are undocumented workers in Georgia’s agriculture industry. Even if they use E-Verify – the plants in Mississippi used E-Verify. That doesn’t mean they’re not using undocumented workers,” he said.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2019 Aug 23, 7:57am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Or they could be like Baltimore City and refuse to prosecute drug dealers after the police pick them up with 3 pounds of pot, scales, and wades of cash.


A routine traffic stop in Southwest Baltimore recorded on an officer’s body-worn-camera helps to explain at least one of the challenges in Baltimore’s crime fight.

A police report states the officers found about three pounds of marijuana in the Honda.

Most of it was discovered where a Pitbull was sitting. In the trunk, officers find mason jars and plastic bags of more marijuana.

Although police charged the case, prosecutors ultimately dropped it.

Earlier this year Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced plans to no longer prosecute possession of marijuana cases.

It’s a decision the U.S. Attorney General took issue with during a recent speech before members of law enforcement.

A Fox45 investigation uncovered contradicting facts between the statement Mosby made earlier this year and decisions made by prosecutors in the case captured on an officer’s camera.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2019 Aug 23, 7:58am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

U.S. Congressman wants to eliminate terms 'alien' and 'illegal alien'


Titled the Correcting Hurtful and Alienating Names in Government Expression (CHANGE) Act, H.R. 3776 was filed by Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas last month.

Under the bill, "alien" would no longer be used in federal law to describe individuals whom are not a citizen of the United States. "Illegal alien" would also be removed from use for those unlawfully present in the country.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2019 Aug 23, 1:11pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I bet he had information that would have lead to the arrest of Hillary Clinton.
  zzyzzx   ignore (1)   2019 Aug 23, 1:17pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        


NBC News: “Heterosexuality Is Just Not Working’

Women are increasingly opting out of heterosexuality because it is “the bedrock of their global oppression,” NBC News asserted in a bizarre opinion piece this week.

“Men need heterosexuality to maintain their societal dominance over women,” writes Marcie Bianco for the NBC News website. “Women, on the other hand, are increasingly realizing not only that they don’t need heterosexuality, but that it also is often the bedrock of their global oppression.”

Ms. Bianco lumps together a series of recent news stories, “from Jeffrey Epstein to the Dayton and El Paso mass shooters, to Miley Cyrus’s separation and Julianne Hough’s declaration that she’s ‘not straight,’” which, she says, “together have laid bare the strictures of an American patriarchy on the edge of a nervous breakdown.”

“As the status quo, heterosexuality is just not working,” she concludes, before explaining just how evil men are and how women are learning to live without them.

“As a snapshot of 2019 America, these stories present a startling picture: Men continue to coerce, harass, rape and kill girls and women — and go to extreme lengths to avoid responsibility for their actions,” she states. “On the other side of the issue, girls and women are challenging heterosexuality, and even absconding from it altogether.”

“Patriarchy is at its most potent when oppression doesn’t feel like oppression, or when it is packaged in terms of biology, religion, or basic social needs like security comfort, acceptance and success,” Ms. Bianco declares.

“Heterosexuality offers women all these things as selling points to their consensual subjection,” she concludes, in a painful piece of contorted logic that reveals far more about the writer than it does about society and its institutions.

“Historically, women have been conditioned to believe that heterosexuality is natural or innate, just as they have been conditioned to believe that their main purpose is to make babies — and if they fail to do so, they are condemned as not ‘real,’ or as bad, women,” she pronounces.

A series of new role models are emerging, she suggests, whose lives and choices — as dysfunctional as they may appear to the general public — are teaching women how to take back power from men.

“Celebrities are not always at the vanguard of feminist thought, but both Julianne Hough and Miley Cyrus have recently spoken out about sexuality in ways that puts the power — and responsibility — back into their own hands,” she declares.

Men, on the other hand, particularly heterosexual men, are a blight on the earth and a source of unending woes, one infers.

“Where men seem to never to have to take responsibility for their actions, women always must take responsibility for not only their own actions but the actions of men,” she states. “Absconding from responsibility is the quintessential strategy of the patriarchy; it’s how men stay in control and never lose their power.”

“While men stew in their mess, women are rising,” she continues. “They are taking back control of their lives and their bodies and they are questioning the foundation of the patriarchy — heterosexuality — that has kept them blindly subordinate for centuries.”

While Ms. Bianco is certainly entitled to her opinions, as outrageous as they may be, one cannot help but wonder why NBC News would want to abet such overt and venomous misandry.
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