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  1. I'll never put myself in a position to not vote for someone because of the letter following their name. Put a moderate Republican out there and I'd listen just as I'll listen to any of the Dem candidates who are legitimate contenders.
  2. My youngest (4) hangin' on the couch. Quite the life...
  3. I watched the final episode last night. Exceptional. It was written well enough that you didn't need to be an engineer to understand how it was explained. Yes, the animal shooting scenes were difficult, but they didn't show any of the animals actually being killed- you just knew what was happening. Can you imagine actually conscripting 600,000 men to work clearing forests, plowing under land, burying crap....? Jared Harris was great (last saw him in 'Mad Men'), Stellan Skarsgard was really good as well.
  4. The same DHS secretary: "Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen stated that asylum seekers “more than not” fail to appear in immigration court?" DOJ is the governing authority over immigration courts, not DHS, and has to report actual facts. DHS has no idea how many, where or any other information on immigration cases once they enter the system.
  5. This information has been posted here repeatedly. But does it really matter to you? You believe what Trump will tell you and not the facts, so what difference does it really make? http://immigrationimpact.com/2019/01/30/asylum-seekers-show-up-for-court/#.XQpTDf57mUk From 2012 to 2017, over 1.25 million new cases were filed in immigration court, but only 151,000 removal orders were issued for failure to appear; 13.5 percent of the total. When looking only at 2017, cases in which an immigrant was ordered removed for failure to appear constituted just five percent of the 802,503 cases pending or completed in immigration court. In Fiscal Year 2017, there were 41,384 orders of removal for failure to appear issued out of 149,436 total cases completed. EOIR reported this as a 28 percent failure to appear rate. However, immigration court cases often require multiple hearings before they can be completed and, due to skyrocketing backlogs in the last decade, the average immigration court case takes almost three years to complete. The government’s statistic counts failures to appear only against the number of cases that are fully completed. By doing this, it neglects to account for the many immigrants who appeared in court in ongoing cases that have not yet reached completion. As a result, because tens of thousands of immigrants appeared in court in 2017 but did not have a case completed, EOIR’s number does not represent the rate at which immigrants missed court. Since there are now more than 800,000 people in immigration court, the failure to include these incomplete cases is extremely misleading. --------------------------------------- https://www.humanrightsfirst.org/resource/fact-check-asylum-seekers-regularly-attend-immigration-court-hearings Recent data shows that asylum seekers continue to appear for immigration court proceedings at high rates. In fiscal year 2018, Department of Justice (DOJ) figures show that 89 percent of all asylum applicants attended their final court hearing to receive a decision on their application. When families and unaccompanied children have access to legal representation, the rate of compliance with immigration court obligations is nearly 98 percent. Despite statistics showing that asylum seekers appear in immigration court at high rates, President Trump Administration has repeatedly falsely claimed that only 3 percent of asylum seekers and 2 percent of immigrants attend immigration court. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen stated that asylum seekers “more than not” fail to appear in immigration court. The Trump Administration erroneously claims asylum seekers skip court hearings in an attempt to further their deceptive narrative of the asylum system as a “loophole” exploited by individuals with meritless claims to enter the United States and “disappear into the economy.” Indeed, the administration’s so-called Migration Protection Protocols plan, also known as ‘Remain in Mexico,’ is premised upon the idea that asylum seekers do not show up to court. These false claims ignore the political repression and violence that forces people to flee their countries amidst the world’s worst refugee crisis. ------------------------------------------- https://www.humanrightsfirst.org/resource/fact-check-asylum-seekers-regularly-attend-immigration-court-hearings In a 15-year study, 92 percent of asylum-seeking families who were released from immigration detention attended all immigration court hearings A 2018 study published by the American Immigration Council found that, between 2001 and 2016, 92 percent of asylum-seeking families who were released from immigration detention had complied with all immigration court hearing obligations at the conclusion of those proceedings. Further, 96 percent of families with still pending asylum cases who were released from immigration detention attended their hearings. The rate of missed hearings for individuals who passed a credible fear interview has dropped by nearly 25 percent since 2012 Data released by DOJ show that the percentage of individuals who passed a credible fear interview but failed to appear for court has declined significantly in recent years. The rate fell by 24 percent from a high of 41.6 percent in fiscal year 2012 (2,887 removal orders out of 6,935 cases completed) to 31.8 percent in 2018 (10,859 orders out of 34,158 case decisions). This means that in 2018, nearly 70 percent of individuals who were placed into immigration court proceedings after passing a credible fear interview appeared in court as required.
  6. Still does not understand the very simple concept that requesting asylum is a law in this country and that applying for asylum is not the decision of ICE or anyone else, it is up to a judge. What is so fugging difficult about that to understand? Remember another roundup of undesirables?
  7. But here's the guy you voted for- remember the shut down? The longest shutdown in U.S. history entered its 34th day on Thursday, affecting some 800,000. Pressure is building on President Trump and both parties in Congress to resolve the dispute, as the furloughed workers will miss their second paychecks on Friday. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross expressed bewilderment over unpaid federal workers who are seeking charity to feed themselves, saying they should be able to borrow money during the government shutdown. “I don’t really quite understand why,” Ross told CNBC in an interview on Thursday in response to reports that some federal workers were going to homeless shelters to get food. “Borrowing from a bank or a credit union are in effect federally guaranteed. So the 30 days of pay that some people will be out, there’s no real reason why they shouldn’t be able to get a loan.” “So there really is not a good excuse why there really should be a liquidity crisis,” he said. “True the people might have to pay a little bit of interest.” Ross made the comments as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history entered its 34th day with no end in sight. Ross’s boss, President Donald Trump, said he had not heard the comments “but I do understand.” “Perhaps he should have said it differently,” Trump told reporters during a trade meeting at the White House. “Local people know who they are, when they go for groceries and everything else, and I think Wilbur was probably trying to say they will work along. I know that banks are working along…But he’s done a great job, I will tell you that.” --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yep. So, you're out of work, haven't been paid for a month for the work you did do and you're behind on your bills. Just go get a loan! And, if you need to feed the kids, just go to the grocery store, the local people know who you are and the grocery store will "work along," whateverthefugthatmeans......
  8. Well, there ya go, they actually changed something. But, again, I sold mine almost 7 years ago and each season they had a shot of making the playoffs I was dishing out serious cash right at the holiday season.
  9. Throw in predatory lending practices- which is practically a GOP fund-raising staple- and a few other low-income targeting practices within the financial and banking community, then you have a list of things that have an immediate and daily effect on people's finances.
  10. The PSL is not a "right to purchase those seats in perpetuity." It is an obligation, because if you don't purchase the tickets, you're forfeiting the PSL. And, if the possibility of a playoff appearance exists, you're obligated to buy playoff tickets right around the holidays. And if they don't make the holidays or are bounced early, you've laid out money for unused tickets and the team collects the interest on them for a few months before they apply the credit to your next season's ticket invoice. Look, to each their own, and I had PSLs for 17 seasons. The first 12 seasons I had no regrets and really enjoyed the experience. But it wore on me and when I watched the price of the PSLs drop, which immediately devalued mine, I wasn't happy. The Carolina Panthers basically took more money from me than they needed to build the stadium, and those who benefited weren't the long-time seat owners, it was the newcomers. I love the game, but I hate the business.
  11. I sold our PSLs about 6 years ago and made a couple bucks, but I guess I'm very fortunate as the market has changed significantly. At the time we purchased them (1995), we were far from financially independent and we thought this was the only way we would be able to see the Panthers play in Charlotte. Over the years we upgraded twice until we ended up at field level, but within a couple years everyone we knew who was with us in 1995 was gone, their kids grown and other priorities in life meant different directions. And even in the best of times, there's never been a game day in Charlotte when a ticket was not available on the street somewhere. I agree, PSLs are the tried and true method of financing a stadium build without pissing off the taxpayers. But for those who think it's an "investment," I hate to tell you this, but it's not. Anyone considering the purchase of PSLs should be prepared to lose money at some point down the road.
  12. This thread should be the typical response to anything that comes from the Trump regime. He began lying the day after his inauguration (crowd size) and has been lying every day since. So, now when Trump would love nothing more than have the dumb-ass American population behind his notion of a war with Iran, instead we're doubting anything that comes from this story. No daily briefings, no pressers, no information from any of the intel sources, nothing of any substance to back any claims. At least fugging Bush tried to spoon-feed some bullshit WMD stuff on the American public back in the day. Trump isn't even doing that, they're just saying, "Yeah, Iran did it," and we're all supposed to just swallow and ask for more.
  13. No. If you look at other vessel registry photos of the ship, what the photo has labeled as a "likely mine" is more than likely a scupper or overboard discharge. Contrary to what you see in old WWII movies and mines, they're not floating on the surface. They're actually below the surface and attach themselves below the waterline, so when they explode they create a shockwave which bends metal in addition to the explosive damage and the reason they work is because the compartments will begin to flood. A mine above the waterline is a waste of resources given the explosive power of a mine just isn't all that. This is what a mine strike looks like:
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