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Tom O'Connell, US Attorney, assistant US DA (retired):

OK, here is how it works, based on personal knowledge. The Border Patrol has a “catch and release” policy. They detain and transport illegals – back to Mexico – NUMEROUS times before they go to the trouble of a legal proceeding – deportation. (The number of “releases” depends on the particular federal District – Yuma Sector, AZ, used to be 10.)

Why is deportation important? Because the next time the illegal alien returns to the U.S...

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Claude Simard, auteur:

Les autres religions monothéistes comme le catholicisme condamnent également l’homosexualité, mais avec cette différence qu’elles le font actuellement dans le cadre du débat démocratique sans jamais demander la persécution des homosexuels, ce qui est au contraire la règle dans de nombreux pays musulmans où l’homosexualité est passible d’emprisonnement et même d’exécution publique. Comme l’a soutenu l’écrivain algérien Kamel Daoud, le monde arabo-musulman souffre d’une grave « misère sexuelle » qui afflige les homosexuels autant que les femmes. L’homophobie haineuse propagée par l’islam est responsable de l’attentat d’Orlando, car les préjugés anti-gais que cette religion diffuse ont sans nul doute agi sur l’esprit instable et violent du tueur Omar Mateen.

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Les derniers attentats islamistes révèlent que les fondamentalistes musulmans sont en guerre contre les valeurs et les modes de vie des sociétés occidentales modernes et qu’ils cherchent à ramener l’humanité à l’époque moyenâgeuse de Mahomet, qu’ils considèrent comme la plus proche de la volonté d’Allah.

Le Devoir

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Unilever buys Dollar Shave Club for $1 billion:

There was another product launch in 2006 that I’m sure no one at P&G even noticed: Amazon Web Services. Even if they did notice, I doubt the executives focused on the Fusion launch appreciated that P&G’s seemingly unassailable advantages were on the verge of declining precipitously.

AWS made it easy and cheap to start an online company; YouTube, launched a year earlier, made it cheap and easy to share video; Facebook, launched in 2004, made it possible to spread said video to millions of people. All three came together with the 2011 founding of Dollar Shave Club and its 2012 launch with one of the best introductory videos of all time...

Ben Thompson, "Dollar Shave Club and the Disruption of Everything", Stratechery

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David Wilikinson, Secret Service, and others describe events (and President George Bush Jnr's reaction) on 11 September 2001:

He fought with us tooth and nail all day to go back to Washington. We basically refused to take him back. The way we look at is that by federal law, the Secret Service has to protect the president. The wishes of that person that day are secondary to what the law expects of us. Theoretically it’s not his call, it’s our call.

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The president once told me that the biggest piece of advice he’d gotten from his mother when he became president was always do what the Secret Service says. I reminded him of that several times that day. The president and I knew each other very well—we’d spent a lot of hours at his ranch—and kind of tongue-in-cheek several times that day, I said, “Remember what your mother said.”

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Steve Jobs, Computer Guy, 2011:

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"I wanted to jot down some of our thoughts on Adobe’s Flash products so that customers and critics may better understand why we do not allow Flash on iPhones, iPods and iPads. Adobe has characterized our decision as being primarily business driven – they say we want to protect our App Store – but in reality it is based on technology issues. Adobe claims that we are a closed system, and that Flash is open, but in fact the opposite is true. Let me explain."

Apple.com

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The alternative right, more commonly known as the alt-right, is an amorphous movement. Some — mostly Establishment types — insist it’s little more than a vehicle for the worst dregs of human society: anti-Semites, white supremacists, and other members of the Stormfront set. They’re wrong.

Breitbart

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On 11/18/2016 at 0:24 AM, August1991 said:
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. . . “[A]lt-right” was coined by Richard Spencer, an American white nationalist who described it as “an ideology around identity, European identity.” . . . According to a Times reporter, as Mr. Spencer finished a speech in which he said that America belongs to the white race, “several audience members had their arm outstretched in a Nazi salute.” When Spencer, or perhaps another person standing near him at the front of the room – it was not clear who – shouted, “Hail the people! Hail victory!” the room shouted it back.

Globe and Mail

White nationalism is racism. It is white supremacy by a different name.

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Andrés Miguel Rondón, MA in Economics Edinburgh, Madrid based: 

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Donald Trump is an avowed capitalist; Hugo Chávez was a socialist with communist dreams. One builds skyscrapers, the other expropriated them. But politics is only one-half policy: The other, darker half is rhetoric. Sometimes the rhetoric takes over. Such has been our lot in Venezuela for the past two decades — and such is yours now, Americans. Because in one regard, Trump and Chávez are identical. They are both masters of populism.

 

Washington Post, 27 January 2017

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"Does the world really need another wedding photographer?"

That was the thought that ran through Saskia Nelson's mind when, having spontaneously resigned from her office job at a London Olympics legacy project, she was thinking of her next move.

An amateur photographer, she decided four years ago, aged 43, that she was going to go professional.

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What she did know about, however, was online dating.

 

BBC, April 2017

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James Mattis, 66, US Secretary of Defense:
 

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The way that you get your diplomats listened to in an imperfect world is you make certain you back them up with hard power. The reason I say that is, as much as I’d like to live in a world where people who are out to do others harm would be willing to listen to rational thought, not everyone is.

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I think too there’s a way to make certain that we don’t confuse this regime, which is a murderous regime, and remember it has killed a lot of Iranian people and locked up in jail a lot of young Iranians when they demonstrated against them in the Green Revolution a few years ago. You cannot confuse them with the regime. The Iranian people are not the problem.

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Most American families are very generous, unless they’ve lived in places where they’ve adopted kind of a selfish style. But, that’s only a few pockets of the country that really have that bad. Although they’re big pockets in terms of population, most of the country is not like that. 

 

The Islander June 2017

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"Well, yes. They did. They did it by making the single worst strategic mistake that any software company can make:

They decided to rewrite the code from scratch."

Joel Spoelsky, programmer/coder, 4 April 2000

 

Internet Link to my quote

 

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Greg, I hate this current forum software

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Abigail Disney, 59, granddaughter of Walt, describes what it's like to be born rich in the 20th century:

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"Actually, having a jet is a really big deal. If I were queen of the world, I would pass a law against private jets, because they enable you to get around a certain reality. You don’t have to go through an airport terminal, you don’t have to interact, you don’t have to be patient, you don’t have to be uncomfortable. These are the things that remind us we’re human."

The Cut, March 2019

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