Dem Socialist Ocasio-Cortez: Capitalism ‘Will Not Always Exist in the World’

New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez caused a stir for criticizing Israel’s “occupation” of Palestine in a recent interview. Ocasio-Cortez, who surprisingly won a New York Democratic primary on a socialist platform, made the remark during an interview on PBS’s “Firing Line” on Friday. The 28-year-old political newcomer was roundly criticized for making the statement then admitting that she is “not the expert at geopolitics on this issue.”

Yoho Responds to Trump-Putin Summit

 

July 16, 2018:  Ted Yoho released the following statement in response to the recent meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin:

“It’s easy to comment and criticize on a press conference without knowing what was said in the closed-door hearing.  To critique the meeting between President Trump and Putin without facts is irresponsible as things were said that both leaders at this point are not willing to divulge. Could things have been said differently, better, stronger and more direct?  ABSOLUTELY. There was a missed opportunity to tell not just Russia but any country or entity that tampering with our elections will result in tough consequences in order to protect and preserve our Republic. I don’t agree with President Trump’s comments that Putin didn’t interfere as the evidence is clear. However, I don’t believe there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.  I also believe the DNC and the Clinton e-mails need to be investigated as vigorously as President Trump has been because at the end of the day, we are a nation of laws and we must uphold them.

“That said, we know that Russia meddled in our elections and should be held accountable for their interference. It is debatable and I am doubtful whether or not meddling influenced the outcome of the election but regardless, there must be consequences for these actions against our sovereignty. Russia specifically needs to be held accountable for their destructive actions across the globe that include but are not limited to invading Crimea, propping up Assad while helping him commit war crimes against his own people, and poisoning expatriates on foreign soil.

“With regard to our intelligence agencies, I am of the position that we have the best and most dedicated agents that serve this nation. Like with any organization, a few bad apples have presented themselves and it is our job as elected leaders collectively to restore the American people’s trust in these critical agencies and their mission. I am hopeful that the Mueller probe leads to concrete convictions against foreign actors trying to harm our Republic and will be included with the existing sanctions. These sanctions are the toughest we have seen since Reagan and will produce results.

“For those who are outraged at President Trump and claim he was either too hard or too soft were you as critical of President Obama’s world tour apologizing for America’s past aggressions?  It’s time to check our political affiliation cards at the door and remember that one meeting doesn’t define a Presidency.”

Gender Studies and Math

However, Facebook seems to disagree as evidenced in this ABC News piece from 2014:

Here’s a List of 58 Gender Options for Facebook Users

by Russell Goldman February 13, 2014

Facebook introduced dozens of options for users to identify their gender today – and although the social media giant said it would not be releasing a comprehensive list, ABC News has found at least 58 so far.

Previously, users had to identify themselves as male or female. They were also given the option of not answering or keeping their gender private.

User’s can now select a “custom” gender option.

“There’s going to be a lot of people for whom this is going to mean nothing, but for the few it does impact, it means the world,” Facebook software engineer Brielle Harrison told the Associated Press. Harrison, who worked on the project, is in the process of gender transition, from male to female.

Facebook will also allow users to select between three pronouns: “him,” “her” or “their.”

The following are the 58 gender options identified by ABC News:

Agender
Androgyne
Androgynous
Bigender
Cis
Cisgender

Read the rest of the list HERE, which as the title of the song by the rock group, ABBA says, goes On And On And On.

‘Free Speech Is Dead’ – Police in Khan’s London BAN Pro-Trump Rally at U.S. Embassy

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by Jack Montgomery

Police in Sadiq Khan’s London have used the Public Order Act to prevent a rally in support of U.S. President Donald Trump outside the American embassy, despite permitting a large, ill-tempered anti-Trump rally on Friday.

Protestors attending the ‘Welcome Trump’ event had planned to gather outside the embassy and march from there to Whitehall, where they would have joined in with a separate ‘Free Tommy Robinson’ event in support of the activist and independent journalist who was recently imprisoned for contempt of court after reporting on a grooming gang trial.

But the Metropolitan Police Force, which answers to a large extent to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, used the Public Order Act to impose a raft of restrictions on both groups of protesters which made this impossible —  despite allowing far larger anti-Trump protests at which at least six people were arrested to go ahead on Saturday, with demonstrators carrying signs emblazoned with harsh profanity and messages such as “Die Trump Die”.

“I was planning to go to the American embassy to meet with a group of demonstrators who are planning to welcome Trump into the country… it’s really good to see him in this country, and speaking truth to the people in power in this country,” explained David Kurten, an elected member of the London Assembly for the Brexit-supporting UK Independence Party. Continue reading at breitbart.com.

NBC’s Katy Tur Not Sold on ‘Strict Originalist View of Constitution’ Because it’s 2018

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NBC News’ Katy Tur on Wednesday questioned whether the Supreme Court should take an originalist view of the Constitution — because we are living in the current year.

A partial transcript follows:

TUR: I do want to start with you, J.D. Based on where Americans stand on the issues, and Americans have really moved in a much more progressive direction over the years, do you think it’s appropriate to continue to take such a strict originalist view of the Constitution given it’s 2018 and not 1776? [The Constitution was written in 1787.]

VANCE: Well, I don’t know that Americans have become more Progressive on everything. Certainly, times have changed since 1776, but how you interpret the Constitution is ultimately different from what policy preferences you want.

This is a point conservatives make pretty often about the Supreme Court. Whether you want the laws to move in a progressive or conservative direction, the Supreme Court is a separate institution with a separate mandate under our constitutional structures.

For example, if you want abortion to be outlawed or you want abortion not to be outlawed, that is a question, and there’s an open debate around whether that question should be decided by the Supreme Court or that question should be decided by voters and state legislatures, and by federal legislators. That is a question to me about constitutional structure, not so much about policy preferences. Continue reading at breitbart.com.

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