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    The Trump administration deported a Muslim man Thursday who was detained by Border Patrol even though he was married to a U.S. citizen, held a valid work authorization and had a pending green card application.
    Adnan Asif Parveen said he was served pork sandwiches repeatedly while locked up in Border Patrol custody, in spite of his religious practices, as HuffPost reported in February.

    Hey, remember when some people oin this board defended the border patrol and ICE?

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/musli...9da2-391858029

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    (CNN)Dr. Scott Allen and Dr. Pamela McPherson were used to working behind the scenes, quietly documenting the devastating things they'd seen.
    Children's fingers crushed by cell doors. A boy who'd lost nearly a third of his body weight in a matter of days. Incorrect vaccine doses and missed diagnoses.
    Each incident, the doctors say, was meticulously noted in reports they filed with the US Department of Homeland Security. Allen and McPherson -- an internist and a psychiatrist -- are expert consultants contracted by the department's Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
    Their mission: inspecting the facilities where US Immigration and Customs Enforcement detains immigrant families.
    It's almost like we shouldn't be keeping people in cages, guys.
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/23/healt...ors/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zetsubou View Post
    They are saintly compared to Hillary and Bill Clinton.
    Yeah. sure. Because Bill and Hillary did what?

    I love a good loony conspiracy theory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    Yeah. sure. Because Bill and Hillary did what?

    I love a good loony conspiracy theory.
    Nixon went after the Kennedy family much like Trump and his supporters are going after the Clintons. It didn't work out well for Tricky Dick, it's not going to work out well for Ding-Dong Don.
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    Potential Clash Over Secrets Looms Between Justice Dept. and C.I.A.

    WASHINGTON — President Trump’s order allowing Attorney General William P. Barr to declassify any intelligence that led to the Russia investigation sets up a potential confrontation with the C.I.A. It effectively strips the agency of its most critical power: choosing which secrets it shares and which ones remain hidden.

    Mr. Trump said on Friday that he wanted Mr. Barr to “get to the bottom” of what the intelligence agencies knew about the investigation into his campaign. He promised, “We’re exposing everything.”
    The intelligence agencies signaled on Friday that they would not easily give up their secrets. Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, pledged to cooperate with the review but also warned that the secrets of the intelligence community, or I.C., must be protected.

    “I am confident that the attorney general will work with the I.C. in accordance with the long-established standards to protect highly sensitive classified information that, if publicly released, would put our national security at risk,” Mr. Coats said in a statement.

    Though the ultimate power to declassify documents rests with the president, Mr. Trump’s delegation of that power to Mr. Barr effectively stripped Mr. Coats and the C.I.A. of control of their secrets. The move could endanger the agencies’ ability to keep the identities of their sources secret, former intelligence officials said.

    Mr. Coats and Gina Haspel, the C.I.A. director, will fight hard to ensure that their most valuable secrets — the identities of sources — are protected, former officials have said. Ms. Haspel has been described as a fierce political infighter, but she has also been careful to cultivate a strong working relationship with Mr. Barr, former officials said.
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    Howard Stern: Trump's candidacy for president was a 'publicity stunt'

    (CNN)Radio shock jock Howard Stern believes President Donald Trump's candidacy for president started out as a "publicity stunt" in order to get a raise from NBC for hosting "The Apprentice."

    Stern, who has hosted Trump on his radio show for years, told CNN's Anderson Cooper in an interview set to air in full on Friday that he has "no doubt" it was a publicity stunt. Stern told Cooper that he has "inside information" that Trump started out using rumors that he would run for president as a public relations tactic when he was promoting his 1987 book, "The Art of the Deal."

    He said at first, it was a "PR guy's idea. He said, 'Donald, what you need to do is we'll ... make sort of a rumor that you're running for president.'"
    "So all of a sudden he was being interviewed," Stern said. "The book goes right to No. 1."

    Stern said when Trump's second book came out, "that's when he decided to start the rumor that he was gonna run for president."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    Yeah. sure. Because Bill and Hillary did what?

    I love a good loony conspiracy theory.
    Didn't you know - They had over 54 people killed and ran a child sex ring out of a pizzeria!!!
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    Hey, remember when I mentioned that one of the real roots for the pro-life movement was white nationalism and supremacy? Watch Elexus Jionde on the very subject.

    https://twitter.com/lexual__/status/...992449024?s=21

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    What planet is he living on? It sure isn't the same as the rest of us.

    Oscar winner calls Trump the greatest president since Lincoln
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    Federal judge blocks Trump from using Defense funds for parts of border wall

    Washington (CNN)A federal judge on Friday night blocked President Donald Trump from tapping into Defense Department funds to build parts of his US-Mexico border wall.

    In a 56-page ruling, Judge Haywood Gilliam of the Northern District of California blocked the administration from moving forward with specific projects in Texas and Arizona, saying Trump couldn't disburse the funds without congressional approval. The lawsuit that prompted the ruling was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the plaintiffs, the Sierra Club and Southern Border Communities Coalition.

    Although Friday's ruling does not prevent the Trump administration from using funds from other sources to build the projects, it's a setback for the President on a signature agenda item that has consistently been thwarted by Democrats in Congress. Construction on the projects affected by the ruling could have begun as early as Saturday, according to the ruling.

    "The position that when Congress declines the Executive's request to appropriate funds, the Executive nonetheless may simply find a way to spend those funds 'without Congress' does not square with fundamental separation of powers principles dating back to the earliest days of our Republic," writes Gilliam, a Barack Obama appointee.
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    How an internet mob falsely painted a Chipotle employee as racist

    (CNN)Dominique Moran knew something was wrong as soon as she awakened that Friday morning. She turned on her smartphone and saw the first of what would become a barrage of texts and voicemails.

    "Are you okay?"

    "I just wanted you to know there's a video of you going around with you and this person..."

    "Hey, you're on Twitter."

    Only the night before, Moran was an unknown 23-year-old student in St. Paul, Minnesota. She had moved there from Southern California to attend college on a softball scholarship. Living alone in a new city, she worked at a Chipotle to make ends meet and attended a Lutheran church.

    That morning, though, she discovered she had become someone else. Strangers were calling her nasty names on social media. Her photo was plastered across internet news sites. A video was circulating online, and she was its villain. In it, she could be seen refusing to serve a group of black men at the restaurant the previous evening.
    t started about 10 minutes before closing time on a Thursday night. A group of about a half-dozen young black men walked in, chatting loudly among themselves while aiming smartphone cameras at Chipotle employees.

    "They're back," one of Moran's colleagues told her as the men streamed into the food line.

    Moran recognized two of them. Only two days before, she said, their credit cards had been declined when they lined up to pay. She had also been warned about them not paying before, and seen video footage of them "dining and dashing." They had ordered their food in the takeout line, given the cashier a credit card, then dashed with their food after the card was declined.

    "You gotta' pay 'cause you never have money when you come in," Moran told them.

    The men erupted in indignation. At least one started recording.

    "She's making crazy accusations."

    "Y'all racist!"
    Moran's mother is still so disturbed by what happened that she declined to speak to CNN for this story. But Moran's sister, Elizabeth Perez, recalled how their mother reacted to the video.

    "I just remember her breaking down," Perez said. "She cried. She was like, 'I don't want people hurting my daughter.' ''

    There were obvious holes, though, in the emerging online narrative. Start with a basic question Perez asked after she noticed the way people kept referring to her sister in online discussions.
    "When they said 'racist white woman,' I was like, 'My sister is not white,'" Perez said. "I was just so confused."

    The incident was framed as a white person's humiliation of black men, but Moran is Mexican-American. Still, many people kept identifying her as white as her story spread.

    Why didn't someone notice she wasn't white as the video rocketed around social media?
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    I happen to catch most of this interview last night. Very well done and I found Howard to be believable. Trump also wanted him to come to the Republican convention, which as you recall was very light on star power compared to the Democrats (not that it seemed to matter that much to voters). Howard told Trump that he planned to vote for Hillary and wasn't going to change his mind. But he felt sure that had he done the convention and switched, he felt sure he would get some kind of post in Trump's administration. I have no problem believing that!

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    Here's my strategy for whoever wins the Democratic nomination next year: Go on Howard Stern's radio show and challenge Trump to a debate with Stern as the moderator. I'm sure Howard Stern would go for it and if Trump refuses, he looks like a coward who won't even trust a friend like Stern to be a fair and impartial moderator.

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    Can a Pardon Be a War Crime?: When Pardons Themselves Violate the Laws of War

    President Donald Trump’s inclination to grant pardons to several military and contractor personnel accused or convicted of war crimes may itself be a violation of the laws of war, if not a war crime. In an extraordinary public statement issued Friday, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) – an international organization that usually acts through confidential communications with parties to armed conflict – explains the distinction between pardons and amnesties. The ICRC does not comment on specific cases, and in this statement, does not opine on the legality, let alone the possible criminality, of any particular grant of pardon/amnesty. But the fact that the organization chose to weigh in on such a hot button issue suggests how serious a threat such action by President Trump would be to the system of international law. Here’s what’s at stake.
    What else these men have in common is the attention of President Trump, who is reported to be considering pardons for them, just in time for Memorial Day. The President essentially confirmed he is considering this action on Friday. Pardoning these men, especially the ones who have not yet been tried (amnesties), is an insult to the legal and moral standards the U.S. military is bound to uphold. It undermines the ability of the military to enforce discipline among its ranks and after the torture scandals of post-9/11, further damages the reputation of the United States for adherence to its international human rights obligations and the laws of war. This much has been broadly recognized by legal and military experts, including here and here on these pages. In the first of these essays, a group of retired military leaders go so far as to note that as Commander in Chief of the armed forces, the President, acting in compliance with the U.S. Law of War Manual, “should not interfere with his commanders’ fulfillment of their legal duties when they face strong evidence that their subordinates have breached [the] law.”
    The principle of command responsibility is well established in the laws of war, reflecting not only what is morally right, but also the importance of discipline to the accomplishment of the military mission. After the Second World War, a U.S. military tribunal convicted Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita for his troops’ torture and massacre of civilians in the Philippines. There was no evidence that Yamashita ordered or participated in the crimes. It was enough that he either knew or should have known and failed to prevent the atrocities or punish his troops. General Yamashita was executed. During the Vietnam War, U.S. Army Captain Ernest Medina was prosecuted under the command responsibility doctrine for the massacre by his troops of civilians at the village of My Lai. He was acquitted.

    Normally, it would be highly suspect to charge a president with war crimes under a command responsibility theory. Certainly, President Trump did not know, and probably couldn’t have known or prevented these acts. He wasn’t even president when they were committed. But presidents don’t normally pardon war criminals. The law of command responsibility doesn’t only address crimes a commander ordered his or her troops to commit, or even only those which he or she failed to prevent. It also requires a commander to impose consequences for violations committed by his or her subordinates. It is hard to imagine a clearer violation of this obligation than a pardon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malvolio View Post
    Here's my strategy for whoever wins the Democratic nomination next year: Go on Howard Stern's radio show and challenge Trump to a debate with Stern as the moderator. I'm sure Howard Stern would go for it and if Trump refuses, he looks like a coward who won't even trust a friend like Stern to be a fair and impartial moderator.
    I think that is a great idea. Bill Maher has been advocating that Democratic Presidential hopefuls go on Fox for a while now and Mayor Pete and Bernie followed through on that. Elizabeth Warren has refused so far. Mayor Pete even trashed some of the Fox hosts on their own channel. You'll never sway the hard core Trumpers but you might get others to see how sane most of the other candidates are compared to the lunatic in the White House.

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