Wed June 20

trump-exec-posterNo surprise … Trump’s executive order is pretty much bullshit
AP Fact Check
— So-called “President” Trump is misrepresenting the scope of his executive order that would halt his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border.
— He suggests the order is a permanent solution. But the “president” is contradicted by his own so-called Justice Department, which describes the effort as stopgap and limited by a 21-year-old court settlement under which the federal government essentially agreed not to detain immigrant minors longer than 20 days.
— Trump has instructed so-called Attorney General Jeff Sessions to ask a federal court to overturn the settlement. But immigration advocates criticize that move as allowing a more indefinite detention of families, signaling legal battles ahead.

Imprisoned immigrant kids “forcibly injected” with drugs
Center for Investigative Reporting
— President Donald Trump’s zero tolerance policy is creating a zombie army of children forcibly injected with medications that make them dizzy, listless, obese and even incapacitated, according to legal filings that show immigrant children in U.S. custody subdued with powerful psychiatric drugs.
— Children held at Shiloh Treatment Center, a government contractor south of Houston that houses immigrant minors, described being held down and injected, according to the federal court filings. The lawsuit alleges that children were told they would not be released or see their parents unless they took medication and that they only were receiving vitamins.

These companies making $$$ millions $$$ off child separations
Yahoo News
— President Trump’s controversial child separation policy is being carried out with the help of private businesses who have received millions of dollars in government contracts to help run the shelters where young migrants are being held away from their parents.
… … Comprehensive Health Services Inc.  a Florida-based company that touts its experience with “immigrant shelter services” received the bulk of the contracts … worth about $65 million. 

Trump begins to shilly-shally on kid prisons
ABC News

Portland protestors surround ICE prison
Alternet

Separating families at border is really unpopular
538

It ain’t Taco Tuesday

nielsen-protestTrump sycophant and Homeland Honcho Nielsen hates immigrants … she likes Mexican food, though … and DC protesters let her know it ain’t Taco Tuesday. Can’t a family buster enjoy a meal in peace?

US Senator barred from child prison
AP
— U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson accused the Trump administration of a “cover-up” after officials denied him entry Tuesday to a detention center for migrant children in South Florida where he had hoped to survey living conditions.
— Nelson and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, both Florida Democrats, went to the contractor-run Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children following reports it was receiving detained children who had arrived in the country illegally.

White House in chaos, even pathetic lackey Sanders is rebelling
Vanity Fair
For the second day in a row, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders—already eyeing an exit, though not for months—did not hold an on-camera briefing with reporters. “She’s tired of taking on water for something she doesn’t believe in.”

Hard to believe, but US Secy’ of State celebrating World Refugee Day
even as US imprisons thousands of child refugees
Raw Story
“We will help the world’s most vulnerable.”
√ It sometimes seems gov’t officials are in a contest to see who can tell the most outrageous lie. 

GOP strategist Schmidt quits party of “feckless cowards”
The Hill
— “This child separation policy is connected to the worst abuse of humanity in our history,” Schmidt wrote. “It is connected by the same evil that separated families during slavery and dislocated tribes and broke up Native American families. It is immoral and must be repudiated. Our country is in trouble. Our politics are badly broken.”

Alabama musician’s show canceled
after he threatens to shoot immigrants

AL.Com
MCCAIN√ Handsome fella. Smart, too!
— “I’ll tell ya what I’ll volunteer to shoot their asses when they approach the border. Problem solved. No more illegal fuck coming in here. Period,” Phillip McCain’s Facebook post stated.
— “I don’t give a shit about them, their kids, their shitty life or asylum. I care about American kids and American families. You’ve got to be a complete idiot to not get it, but then again we are talking about the libtard agenda. Liberalism is a mental disorder and I’m damn sure glad that I’m not dumb shit.”

Big banks are at it again with risky derivatives
NPR
√ Party like it’s 2008!

Here’s how Canada will start selling legal weed
Vice News

“Facebook is taking everything” as rising rents drive out its neighbors
The Guardian
— Property companies advertising their proximity to Facebook’s campus are giving low-income residents a choice: pay a huge rent increase or move out.

W. Virginia Supreme Justice faces 22-count indictment
Talking Points Memo
— FBI agents have arrested West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry and taken him to the federal courthouse in Charleston to face a 22-count federal indictment.
— U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said Wednesday that Loughry is charged with 16 counts of mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud, one count of witness tampering and three counts of making false statements to a federal agent.
— Loughry was suspended over allegations he repeatedly lied about using his office for personal gain.large_Loughry

Al Sharpton gave himself $437,000 “bonus” via his uh “non-profit” outfit
The Smoking Gun
√ Who put the Sharp in Sharpton?
— In addition to his compensation, Sharpton’s hefty expenses–first class air travel, luxury hotels, and a chauffeured car–are covered by the National Action Network. While Sharpton has an office at the group’s leased Harlem headquarters, he often works from a midtown Manhattan office rented by the not-for-profit.

Chinese hackers targeting US defense, communication companies
Politico
— Chinese hackers are waging a wide-ranging cyber espionage campaign against satellite operators, telecommunication companies and defense contractors in the U.S. and Southeast Asia, a cybersecurity company said Tuesday.
— Symantec said it first noticed the campaign in January, although it has been monitoring the hacking group it dubbed “Thrip” since 2013. This year, Symantec detected “powerful malware” in Asia that it believes the hackers deployed to carry out spying operations and potentially destructive attacks.

Burger King in Russia offers lifetime of Whoppers
to women who get pregnant by World Cup players
The Guardian
pregnant-burger-king— Shortly after announcing the campaign they pulled it due to backlash. Burger King posted a statement VK apologizing and said it had removed all materials related to the promotion.

PICK YOUR HEADLINE
US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council
…OR…
Haley’s campaign to be President scores points with right wing
The Independent

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Sign of our times …

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Yep, dogs can read the emotions of a human face
Eureka Alert
— Dogs are capable of understanding the emotions behind an expression on a human face. For example, if a dog turns its head to the left, it could be picking up that someone is angry, fearful or happy. If there is a look of surprise on a person’s face, dogs tend to turn their head to the right. The heart rates of dogs also go up when they see someone who is having a bad day …

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