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San Francisco Judge Blocks Trump?s New Asylum Policy

Federal Judge Jon S. Tigar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, a Barack Obama appointee, blocked President Donald Trump?s new asylum policy on Monday night.

On Nov. 9, two days after the midterm election, the president issued a proclamation in response to the ?caravan? of thousands of migrants traveling from Central America across Mexico to claim asylum in the U.S. (The date is notable, since Trump?s critics claims his concerns about the caravan were merely an election ploy.)

In the proclamation, Trump said that his administration would no longer honor requests for political asylum unless migrants entered the U.S. legally, through a port of entry:

Federal judge blocks Trump's new asylum rules: 'He may not rewrite the immigration laws'
Alan Gomez, USA TODAY Published 1:56 a.m. ET Nov. 20, 2018

A federal judge in San Francisco late Monday blocked new rules put into place by President Donald Trump that limit the ability of migrants to request asylum, a legal blow to the administration's efforts to curb legal immigration that opens the door for more members of the migrant caravan to request asylum in the U.S.

U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar ruled that the administration's new policy of cutting off asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally appears to run afoul of U.S. law that specifically allows them to do so.

The 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act states that any foreigner who arrives in the USA, "whether or not at a designated port of arrival," may apply for asylum.

But on Nov. 9, Trump tried to overrule that law, signing a presidential proclamation ending the ability of migrants to request asylum if they enter the country illegally.


?The rule barring asylum for immigrants who enter the country outside a port of entry irreconcilably conflicts with the INA and the expressed intent of Congress," wrote Tigar, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama. "Whatever the scope of the President?s authority, he may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a condition that Congress has expressly forbidden.?

Tigar issued a temporary restraining order, meaning the administration is forbidden from enforcing the new rules until the court case proceeds on Dec. 19.

'Always Listening' - Amazon's Alexa Stores Everything You Say To It; Here's How To Delete
 by Tyler Durden
Tue, 11/20/2018

If you're one of the millions of people who own a device with Amazon Alexa, the company's mobile spying device helpful personal assistant, whatever you say may be recorded - especially if someone in the house is named Alexis, Alex, or Lexi.

According to Amazon's Alexa terms of use, the company collects and stores most of what you say to Alexa - including the geolocation of the product along with your voice instructions, reports CNBC's Todd Haselton.
Video / Gavin McInnes banned due to Proud Boys
« Last post by TahoeBlue on Today at 10:18:09 am »
Wow ... I didn't see how far this had gone ...  the FBI ? et tu ?...
Of course this doc comes from the lefty Seattle area ... hmmm ...

back on UTubee?
Gavin McInnes
Millennials aren't interested in having sex. Here?s whose fault that is.

FBI now classifies far-right Proud Boys as 'extremist group', documents say

Group is now designated ?with ties to white nationalism? according to report produced by Washington law enforcement
Operation 45

Ensuring transparency and accountability for the Administration of Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States
An Internal Affairs investigation document from the Clark County Sheriff?s Office in Vancouver, WA explicitly stating the FBI considers the "Proud Boys to be an extremist group with ties to white nationalism.?

Gavin Miles McInnes (/məˈkɪnɪs/; born 17 July 1970) is a Canadian writer, actor, and comedian. He is the co-founder of Vice Media and Vice Magazine[1][2][3] and host of Get Off My Lawn on Conservative Review. He is a contributor to Taki's Magazine and a former contributor to The Rebel Media, and was a frequent guest on television programs on Fox News and TheBlaze.[4]

McInnes was a leading figure in the hipster subculture while at Vice. After leaving the company in 2008, he became increasingly known for his right-wing political views. He is the founder of the Proud Boys, a western chauvinist men's group considered an extremist organisation by the FBI and Southern Poverty Law Center.

Far-right Proud Boys, founder Gavin McInnes banned from Facebook, Instagram
Karen Matthews, Associated Press Published 7:26 p.m. ET Oct. 31, 2018 | Updated 8:57 p.m. ET Oct. 31, 2018

The Southern Poverty Law Center calls the all-male Proud Boys a hate group, but the Proud Boys reject the label and describe themselves as ?Western chauvinists who refuse to apologize for creating the modern world.?

Members of the group brawled with anti-fascist protesters following a speech by McInnes at a Manhattan Republican club on Oct. 12, resulting in arrests of both Proud Boys? members and anti-fascists. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, criticized the statewide Republican Party for inviting McInnes.
Exclusive ? Sec. Ryan Zinke Backs Trump: Years of Mismanagement Led to California Fires
19 Nov 2018

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke backed President Donald Trump on the years of forest mismanagement that led to the California fires as Zinke joined Breitbart News Sunday radio with host Amanda House.

He suggested that even photos of the devastation don?t do justice to what it was like to see it in person. Pointing to years of neglect and dead and dying timber, he observed, ?It was like a flamethrower of embers shooting through the forests.?

Zinke said many people were unprepared for the fire. He described situations where firefighters were fighting back fire encroaching on commercial buildings with people still inside of them.

He said the area of Paradise may never return to the way it was before the inferno.

He said "radical environmentalists" have filed lawsuits to let "nature take its course" and that these fires are the consequence of allowing nature to do so.

"I will lay this on the foot of those environmental radicals that have prevented us from managing the forests for years and, you know what, this is on them."
Apple CEO Tim Cook calls new regulations "inevitable"
Mike Allen, Ina Fried
Nov 18

CUPERTINO, Calif. ? Apple CEO Tim Cook says tech companies don?t build products that are inherently good or bad, but should be aware that their products can be used for evil. And he said in an interview for "Axios on HBO" that new regulations are likely coming.
Donald Trump / Re: Donald Trump wil visit Belgrade, Serbia ?
« Last post by Al Bundy on November 19, 2018, 12:37:06 pm »

US Congressman Ted Poe invited President Donald Trump to visit Serbia, adding that the visit would enhance the support to the future of Serbia as a part of the democratic Europe which is ruled by peace, the Serbian President's cabinet said on Saturday.

?I am writing you as a co-chairman of the Congressional Serbian American Caucus, to encourage you to travel for an official presidential visit to the Republic of Serbia. No President of America has visited Serbia since President Carter,? said Poe, adding, ?This visit would undoubtedly strengthen American support to the future of Serbia, as a part of democratic Europe which is ruled by peace.?

Congressman Poe, who recently paid a visit to Serbia, said this country was a regional leader and was capable of securing ?a permanent peace and prosperity by building the closer relations with the Trans-Atlantic community, with the hope for the European Union membership as a final outcome.?

?In order to achieve this strategic goal, American support is of essential importance,? he added.

The congressman assessed in the note to the President that Serbia deserved the US support, adding that in the past years it has been next to the USA fighting the international terrorism and playing an important role in preventing the flow of the foreign ISIS fighters.

?I believe we should acknowledge the contribution that Serbia gave to the peace and security through large engagement of the USA, including the exceptionally symbolic visit of the current President,? Poe said in the letter.

He assessed that this visit would improve bilateral relations and firmly establish Serbia in the western society.

?I ask you with respect to seriously consider this visit which is of essential importance and that your administration tries to strengthen the Washington-Belgrade relations,? reads the letter.
US closes busiest Mexico border crossing for several hours
By YESICA FISCH and JULIE WATSON11 minutes ago

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) ? The United States closed off northbound traffic for several hours at the busiest border crossing with Mexico to install new security barriers on Monday, a day after hundreds of Tijuana residents protested against the presence of thousands of Central American migrants.

The U.S. also closed one of two pedestrian crossings at the San Ysidro crossing in a move apparently aimed at preventing any mass rush of migrants across the border.

The installation of movable, wire-topped barriers threatens to complicate life for Mexicans using San Ysidro, where about 110,000 people enter the U.S. every day in 40,000 vehicles.

Long lines backed up in Tijuana, where many people have to cross the border to work on the U.S. side.

Such inconveniences prompted by the arrival of the migrant caravan may have played a role in Sunday?s protests, when about 400 Tijuana residents waved Mexican flags, sang the Mexican national anthem and chanted ?Out! Out!? referring to the migrant caravan that arrived in the border city last week.
The migrants? expected long stay in Tijuana has raised concerns about the ability of the border city of more than 1.6 million people to handle the influx.

Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum has called the migrants arrival an avalanche that the city is ill-prepared to handle,
calculating that they will be in Tijuana for at least six months as they wait to file asylum claims. Gastelum has appealed to the federal government for more assistance to cope with the influx.
Trump wrote that like Tijuana, ?the U.S. is ill-prepared for this invasion, and will not stand for it.
They are causing crime and big problems in Mexico. Go home!?

He followed that tweet by writing: ?Catch and Release is an obsolete term. It is now Catch and Detain. Illegal Immigrants trying to come into the U.S.A., often proudly flying the flag of their nation as they ask for U.S. Asylum, will be detained or turned away.?
What China calls ?social credit?, the US calls ?risk assessment?

A viral video of an announcement on a Chinese high-speed train and a series of reports (here and here) on NPR have prompted a surge of interest this week in China?s ?social credit? system:

    Dear passengers: People who travel without a ticket, behave disorderly, or smoke in public areas will be punished according to regulations, and the behavior will be recorded in individual credit information system. To avoid a negative record of personal credit, please follow the relevant regulations and help with the orders on the train and at the station.

Despite unwarranted comparisons to US financial credit scores, ?social credit? scoring in China is used by the government and para-statal entities, not just private companies, and not just for financial decision-making.

One of the NPR stories as well as a report last month by the Australian Broadcasting Co. include interviews with people who discovered they were barred by the Chinese government from travel on high-speed trains as a result of ?social credit? scores, regardless of their ability to pay for tickets.

Dystopian? Yes.

Unjust? Yes?

?It can?t happen here?? No.

It already happens here, every day, to everyone who travels by airline or engages in bank or credit card transactions.

You may not realize it until you are mysteriously unable to obtain a boarding pass or complete a financial transaction, but each of these activities is already subject to secret, permission-based, extrajudicial prior restraint by the US government.

The default is ?no?.  Since a little over 10 years ago, US Federal regulations have forbidden any airline from issuing a boarding pass unless and until it has sent the would-be traveler?s itinerary and identifying information to the DHS and has received back an individualized, per-passenger, per-flight, permission-to-travel message from the DHS. The DHS generates a secret ?risk score? for each passenger, which determines how closely they are searched and questioned, whether the airline is instructed to call the police when they try to check in, and other aspects of how they are treated.

Even before airlines or banks get to the point of consulting the government, ?carrier sanctions? and similar sanctions against financial institutions give them a financial incentive to err on the side of saying ?no?, not ?yes?.

What China calls ?social credit scoring?, the US calls ?risk-based screening?.

Government blacklists and real-time pre-crime policing are being applied to control a growing range of activities of daily life. But air travel and financial transactions are the areas where the US government already has a fully deployed and operational real-time ?social credit? system in which private service providers are seamlessly integrated with government agencies to surveil and control our everyday activities.

The question isn?t whether the US should have a ?social credit? system ? it already does ? but whether it should be expanded to more aspects of our lives, or rolled back.
Video / Re: Suspicious California Fires
« Last post by TahoeBlue on November 19, 2018, 11:08:04 am »
interesting  melted mag wheels on vehicles in "Camp" fire ... So how did it get to be crucible temps 1220 degrees ?
The forest fire would be at around 800 degrees F
Camp Fire's Flames so Hot Aluminum Wheels Melted into Liquid
California's deadliest, most destructive wildfire is packing unimaginable heat.**k/comments/766std/fires_in_kenwood_ca_were_burning_so_hot_they/


When I was a firefighter I attended a grassfire where a number of magnesium wheels caught fire. The temperature needed isn't as high as people think.

Realizing it was magnesium occurred after the application of water, which made things a little more exciting.

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Table  1.
Fire temperature (C)

Grassland  Shrubland   Forest
186-+10     398+-16      393+-28

398 Celsius = 748 degree F

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Make sure that the surface can withstand the more than 1220 degrees Fahrenheit (660 degrees Celsius) needed to melt the aluminum
Melting Aluminum Rims

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November 19, 2018 / 3:07 AM / Updated 2 hours ago
Some California wildfire victims may never be found: searcher
Tire fires are normally the result of arson or improper manipulation with open fire. Tires are not prone to self-ignition, as a tire must be heated to at least 400 ?C (750 ?F) for a period of several minutes prior to ignition.
California's Camp Fire inferno burned hot enough to melt aluminum: Survivors reveal how their cars turned to liquid and even their shoes fell apart

    Wheels, handles and rubber between the windows of vehicles melted in the heat
    At least seven people died in their cars as they tried to evacuate the blaze
    50 people died across California, including 48 who perished in the Camp Fire

By Miranda Aldersley For Mailonline
Published: 09:03 EST, 13 November 2018

Brad Weldon picks up a large piece of melted aluminum that was left after the Camp Fire devastated the entire town of Paradise

Nichole Jolly, 34, a nurse at the hospital in Paradise, said she attempted to escape in her truck before being rammed into a ditch by another motorist trying to get out.

She climbed out of her truck and tried to get into another, but the handles had melted off, so she ran up the road as her pants leg caught on fire.

'I'm breathing in the hottest air I've ever been in. My throat is bloodied, I'm about to hit the ground but the bottom of my shoes were melting,' she told NBC.

'I put hand out in front of me and prayed to God, 'Please, don't let me die like this.''

The blaze was so hot that wheels, handles and rubber between the windows of vehicles melted, making it impossible for some people to drive as they fled for their lives
Aluminum melts at 660.3 ?C (1220?F) but wildfires can reach temperatures of upwards of 850?C (1562?F).

It is unclear how the fire started, but downed power lines are being investigated as a possible cause of sparks, coupled with high winds that helped the fire spread. 

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Wildfire temperatures key to better understanding air quality
August 13, 2018, University of Colorado at Boulder

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At what temperature does a forest fire burn?


    An average surface fire on the forest floor might have flames reaching 1 metre in height and can reach temperatures of 800?C (1,472?F) or more. Under extreme conditions a fire can give off 10,000 kilowatts or more per metre of fire front. This would mean flame heights of 50 metres or more and flame temperatures exceeding 1200?C (2,192?F).

The flash point, or the temperature at which wood will burst into flame, is 572?F, according to HowStuffWorks.
Mind Control / Mark Steele - Sunday 18th November 2018
« Last post by Deca on November 19, 2018, 06:55:11 am »
Mark Steele - Sunday 18th November 2018

Guest - Mark Steele - Sunday 18th November 2018 - Industry Inside, Gateshead County Council Court Case, 5G Is a Weapon, California Camp Fire Are DEW Weapons, Laser Beam Footage But These Are Not The Weapons, Logical Annie Youtube Channel Against Mark, LED Street Lighting Is Part Of The Roll Out, People Need To Challenge Their Local Council, The Science Backs Up The Fact That 5G is Dangerous, Diabetes Caused By Wi Fi, Suicides Also Caused By These Frequencies.
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