h/t Nora for the Aussie Breakfast pic.
Long Island: School District Votes to Add Muslim Holiday to Calendar
The Valley Stream Central High School District is the latest school system on Long Island to recognize a Muslim or Hindu holy day as a school holiday, and did so partly in response to what its board president called attacks on Muslims by President Donald Trump.
Calais ‘Jungle’ camp refugees attend French university
A group of 80 refugees from France’s “Jungle” camp in the northern port city of Calais have been selected to attend university as part of an initiative to help them earn a degree in preparation for life in their new host country.
Spike Lee Unveils Anti-Trump Nike Sneakers
One shoe featured the anti-Trump slogan “RESIST” while the other shoe read “REPEL AGENT ORANGE,” a moniker popularized by rapper Busta Rhymes, who referred to Trump as “President Agent Orange” during a performance at the 59th annual Grammy Awards this month.
Cab rides to the border: Refugee claimants ‘gouged’ to escape U.S. into Canada
Christian Gaudet, a dispatcher for City Taxi, said in an interview that there has been a “big-time” increase in the number of calls seeking to get to two spots – one in New York and one in Vermont — where it’s easy to walk across the border. He said City Taxi is a legitimate firm that charges set rates and doesn’t gouge the customers. But he can’t vouch for independent taxi operators or for the “runners” who bring people north to Plattsburgh.
Always the victim.
The Russian Conspiracy Theory Boils Over
The so-called scandal involving former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn is 9/11, Pearl Harbor, Iran-Contra, Watergate, proof of presidential fascism, a cynical money-making scheme, and a pro-Russian spy thriller all rolled into one, according to the increasingly deranged rants of howling left-wingers and their truth-adverse confederates in the mainstream media.
‘Day Without Immigrants’ Goes Off Without a Hitch
The media-hyped “Day Without Immigrants” protest Thursday simply succeeded in shutting down a few restaurants and lessening the workload at our nation’s overburdened public schools.
If the protest is any indicator of what America would be like without illegal immigrants from Mexico and Central America taking Americans’ jobs and driving down wages, the message couldn’t have been more clear: we’ll be just fine.
CIA Joins ODNI in Denying WSJ Story Claiming Intel Officials Withhold Methods from White House
The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that some cases intelligence officials decided not to tell the president their methods, or how they collected information. The paper, citing both former and current officials, said the decision to hold back certain information underscored the mistrust between the Executive Branch and spies.
AI-Powered Body Cams Give Cops The Power To Google Everything They See
Last week, Taser, the stun gun company that has recently become an industry leader in body-mounted cameras, announced the creation of its own in-house artificial intelligence division. The new unit will utilize the company’s acquisition of two AI-focused firms: Dextro, a New York-based computer vision startup, and Misfit, another computer vision company previously owned by the watch manufacturer Fossil. Taser says the newly formed division will develop AI-powered tech specifically aimed at law enforcement, using automation and machine learning algorithms to let cops search for people and objects in video footage captured by on-body camera systems.
The Lame Duck Timeline Strongly Suggests President Obama Set Up Intelligence Scheme To Undermine Trump
Jay Sekulow outlines the case that President Obama set-up a plan for the intelligence community to target President Trump.
Specifically through the use of a lame-duck executive order, President Obama authorized multiple intelligence agencies to have access to Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) including phone call intercepts.
‘No options:’ U.S. Somalis eye Canada
Members of the largest Somali community in the United States say they’re not surprised to see a growing number of asylum seekers braving the elements to illicitly enter Canada.
They say it a symptom of the contrast between President Donald Trump’s hardline views on immigration and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s welcoming tone.