Bureaucrats Bring 500 Refugees Into Country One Day Before #Trump’s Expected Ban


Bureaucrats at the State Department brought 500 refugees into the country on Tuesday, one day before President Trump “is expected to order a multi-month ban on allowing refugees into the United States except for religious minorities escaping persecution, until more aggressive vetting is in place,” according to Reuters.

The temporary ban on refugees will be one of several executive orders on immigration President Trump will sign on Wednesday, Reuters reports. “Another order will block visas being issued to anyone from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, said the aides and experts, who asked not to be identified.”

Two hundred and twenty-six  of the 500 refugees resettled in the United States on Tuesday, or 44 percent, came from six of those seven countries, according to the State Department’s interactive website, as reported at 11:00 p.m. eastern on Tuesday: Syria (81), Iran (51), Iraq (46), Somalia (43), Sudan…

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Astronaut Ronald E. McNair to be Celebrated by N.C. A&T 

I remember when Challenger exploded. Was watching it live on TV.

For the past three decades, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has commemorated the life and legacy of alumnus Ronald E. McNair, who tragically died in the space shuttle Challenger disaster. The university will honor McNair once again this Friday, Jan. 27, in the Alumni-Foundation Event Center, during the 31st Annual Ronald E. McNair Commemorative Celebration.The program will include greetings and presentations from university faculty, staff and administrators, city officials and community leaders and attendance by McNair Scholars and university constituents. Robin Coger, dean of the N.C. A&T College of Engineering, will deliver the keynote address.As a child, McNair was determined about his education and academics. His brother shared how 9-year-old Ronald took it upon himself to walk into a South Carolina public library in 1959 and check out books. His zealous spirit convinced him it wouldn’t be a problem despite the segregation laws that existed.Although a small confrontation ensued, McNair left the library the victor, books in hand.McNair’s thirst for knowledge only deepened as he grew older. He graduated from N.C. A&T in 1971 with a B.S. in physics and went on to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned his Ph.D. in physics five years later.McNair later began to study laser physics with leading authorities. He began conducting research on electo-optic laser modulation for satellite-to-satellite space communications, the construction of ultra-fast infrared detectors, ultraviolet atmospheric remote sensing and the scientific foundations of martial arts.In 1978, McNair, one of the first African American astronauts, was selected as a mission specialist astronaut for the NASA space shuttle program. His first flight was completed Feb. 11, 1984. Two years later, he was aboard the Challenger for his second mission when it experienced fatal malfunctions upon takeoff. McNair died along with six other crew members on Jan. 28, 1986.McNair has been honored with numerous posthumous awards and acclamations around the country. In 1988, Congress established the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, serving college students in preparation for attending graduate school and working toward their doctoral degrees. TRIO Programs at A&T facilitates the program, as well as others, to help low-income, first-generation students fulfill their academic, personal, economic and social goals.The Ronald E. McNair Commemorative Celebration will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information about the program call 336-285-2705 or email bhaynes@ncat.edu.

Source: Astronaut Ronald E. McNair to be Celebrated by N.C. A&T – North Carolina A&T State University

Lawsuit contends North Carolina sex offender law goes too far 

Two anonymous sex offenders and a Raleigh-based national nonprofit that advocates for them filed a federal lawsuit on Monday challenging the state laws. It’s part of an effort to trim sex registry laws that now require more than 800,000 convicts nationwide to register their names, addresses and photographs, perhaps for as long as they live.State Attorney General Josh Stein will defend the law and “believes that protecting people from sex offenders is critically important to public safety,” spokeswoman Laura Brewer said in an email.

The offenders contend that North Carolina’s law violates the U.S. Constitution by imposing added penalties after conviction and sentencing, for example by extending the years an offender must register. The lawsuit says they are unconstitutionally banned from practicing their religion by being forbidden from entering churches, and from petitioning their government representatives by effectively being excluded from the General Assembly building.The law also violates constitutional due process rights, by depicting all offenders as dangers to young children, and doesn’t provide any way for offenders to challenge such a claim, the lawsuit said.”In fact, the individual Plaintiffs in this case have already been found not to be a danger to children, yet they are subjected to a serious deprivation of liberty despite that determination,” the lawsuit said.Though most people would believe the registries are designed to protect the public against child molesters, states have expanded the registries to include sexually active teenagers and people arrested for public urination, said J.J. Prescott, a University of Michigan law professor who studies post-release sex offender laws.Judges, meanwhile, have increasingly noted studies finding no public safety benefit many aspects of these registries, even as they cause collateral damage to the friends and family of offenders, he said.”I think there has been a shift in the mood on these cases,” Prescott said.The two offenders asked the court to remain unidentified, citing fears that they and their families risk harassment and abuse.

Source: Lawsuit contends North Carolina sex offender law goes too far | State / Region | journalnow.com

The Landmine of Laziness


2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

Many people never stop to realize that laziness is a sin. But like any other landmine, it has the potential to hurt or destroy lives. To be constantly idle and fruitless is contrary to scriptural teachings. And anything that goes against God’s Word is a sin. In the parable of the talents, Jesus said of the servant who’d buried his master’s money, “You wicked, lazy servant!” (See Matt. 25:26 NIV.) The Lord put both wickedness and slothfulness into the same undesirable category.

The book of Proverbs gives us a description of the lazy person. First, he is a procrastinator—somebody who puts off what needs to be done (Prov. 20:4). Second, he uses any excuse to avoid work (Prov. 22:13). Third, he wastes time (Prov. 6:9-11). And finally, a slothful person is neglectful and careless with regard to what’s going on around him (Prov. 24:30-32).

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El Chapo’s jail in Manhattan is reportedly worse than Guantanamo 

The downtown Manhattan jail housing notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman was once described by an inmate as having worse conditions than Guantanamo Bay, according to a declassified report.

Guzman, who’s commonly known as “El Chapo,” was taken to the Metropolitan Correctional Center after being arraigned on a laundry list of murder and drug trafficking charges in Brooklyn Federal court on Friday afternoon.The violent Sinaloa cartel kingpin arrived in the U.S. after being extradited from Mexico, where he had successfully escaped two high-security prisons.Escaping the rust-colored MCC, however, will prove hard for Guzman, who’s most likely being held in the jail’s infamous 10 South wing — a high-security section housing the most dangerous inmates in complete solitary confinement.

Source: El Chapo’s jail in Manhattan is reportedly worse than Guantanamo – NY Daily News

Even The Cucks Are Twigging To The Problem

Will the left claim the rainbow flag as their “battle flag”?
The Left believes in removing America’s Judeo-Christian identity, e.g., removing “under God” from the Pledge, “In God we trust” from the currency, the oath to God and country from the Boy Scouts Pledge, etc. The Right believes that destroying these symbols and this identity is tantamount to destroying America.
The Left regards America as morally inferior to many European societies with their abolition of the death penalty, cradle-to-grave welfare and religion-free life; and it does not believe that there are distinctive American values worth preserving. The Right regards America as the last best hope for humanity and believes that there are distinctive American values — the unique combination of a religious (Judeo-Christian) society, a secular government, personal liberty and capitalism — worth fighting and dying for.
The Left believes that impersonal companies, multinational and otherwise, with their insatiable drive for profits, have a profoundly destructive effect on the country. The Right believes that the legal system, particularly trial lawyers, lawsuits and judges who make laws, is the greater threat to American society.
The Left believes multiculturalism should be the ideal for American schools and for government policy. The Right believes that the Americanization of all its citizens is indispensable to the survival of the United States.
The Left believes that the Boy Scouts as currently constituted pose a moral threat to society. The Right believes the Boy Scouts continue to be one of the greatest moral institutions in the country.
The Left believes in equality more than in liberty. The Right believes more in liberty. For example, the Left believes that for the equality’s sake, men’s clubs must accept women. The Right believes that for liberty’s sake, associations must be free to choose their own members.
The Left believes that when schools give out condoms to teenagers, they are promoting safe sex. The Right believes that when schools give out condoms, they are promoting more sex.
The Left believes that poverty, racism and psychopathology cause violent crime. The Right believes a lack of self-control, lack of religious practice and lack of good values are the primary causes of violent crime.
The Left believes that “war is not the answer.” The Right believes that war is often the only answer to governmental evil.

Literal Obliviousness – #REDTERROR 

At Odessa the Cheka tied White officers to planks and slowly fed them into furnaces or tanks of boiling water; in Kharkiv, scalpings and hand-flayings were commonplace: the skin was peeled off victims’ hands to produce “gloves”; the Voronezh Cheka rolled naked people around in barrels studded internally with nails; victims were crucified or stoned to death at Dnipropetrovsk; the Cheka at Kremenchuk impaled members of the clergy and buried alive rebelling peasants; in Orel, water was poured on naked prisoners bound in the winter streets until they became living ice statues; in Kiev, Chinese Cheka detachments placed rats in iron tubes sealed at one end with wire netting and the other placed against the body of a prisoner, with the tubes being heated until the rats gnawed through the victim’s body in an effort to escape.Executions took place in prison cellars or courtyards, or occasionally on the outskirts of town, during the Red Terror and Russian Civil War. After the condemned were stripped of their clothing and other belongings, which were shared among the Cheka executioners, they were either machine-gunned in batches or dispatched individually with a revolver.Those killed in prison were usually shot in the back of the neck as they entered the execution cellar, which became littered with corpses and soaked with blood. Victims killed outside the town were moved by truck, bound and gagged, to their place of execution, where they sometimes were made to dig their own graves.

Source: Literal Obliviousness