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DML: 4 illegal aliens disrupt Macy’s Parade in NYC, but no arrests made

Posted: 23 Nov 2017 10:14 AM PST

Written by DML
Amid a major security blitz by the NYPD on Thanksgiving Day, four people were able to temporarily disrupt the Macy’s Parade in New York.  The four wrong-doers were protesting President Trump's immigration policies.

The 4 disruptive individuals staged a sit-down protest to block the world famous Thanksgiving Day Parade route before police moved in to remove them Thursday. According to reports, the four protesters were illegal aliens.

 

“We want permanent protection for undocumented youth, and more focus on the fact that all undocumented youth are suffering, whether they’re DACA or not," said Piash Ahamed, 26, a college student from Woodbridge, N.J.

The protesters, dressed in red T-shirts, sat down in the middle of the road on Central Park West at 70th St. and were soon ushered off by police. They were not arrested.

Barbara Hernandez, a 25-year-old early childhood teacher, came all the way from California to participate.
“It was scary at the beginning. I was scared of being arrested, I was scared of losing my job," Hernandez said. "But once there, I felt empowered, having them with me, and knowing it wasn’t just for me — it was for everyone, not just the Dreamers, but all 11 million.”

I cannot understand why the NYPD would not set a better example.  These 4 illegal aliens disrupted the Macy’s Parade at a time when security threats are elevated and nerves are uneasy.

If I was in charge, I would have had the officers contact ICE.

These 4 illegal aliens should have been turned over to immigration officials, and all 4 should be facing deportation for breaking immigration laws in addition to their crimes connected to the disruption of a public event.  At a minimum, the NYPD should have arrested them for interfering with the parade.

But sadly, police did none of these things.  Thus, the NYPD — whether they realize it or not — invited and encouraged more poor behavior  in the future.   If there is no price to pay for breaking the law, then the law will continue to be broken.  Lets hope one of these protesters doesn’t commit a more serious crime in the future.

Political correctness has to stop.

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Eminem ‘extremely angry’ Trump ignores him…

Posted: 23 Nov 2017 10:03 AM PST

Eminem’s BET Hip Hop Awards freestyle about President Donald J. Trump was widely discussed and shared. Many applauded the rapper’s few bars, which took multiple shots at the president.

Despite the exposure, Eminem is not happy that one person seemed to have ignored his prodding: Donald Trump never mentioned it.

According to BET, Eminem expressed frustration about the slight, as Trump failed to take the bait.

“I was and still am extremely angry," the rapper reportedly said. "I can't stand that motherf**ker. I feel like he's not paying attention to me. I was kind of waiting for him to say something and for some reason, he didn't say anything."⠀⠀⠀⠀

As DML News reported in early October, the four-minute freestyle was filmed in a car-parking garage and featured Eminem blasting Trump throughout, with pure hatred in every word. The rapper included comments about the NFL, the Nevada shooting, Puerto Rico, former White House advisor Stephen Bannon, twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and the KKK.

Here are just some of the statements he made in the cipher:

  • That's awfully hot coffee pot, should I drop it on Donald Trump; probably not, but that's all I got.
  • But we better give Obama props because what we got in office now is a kamikaze who will start a nuclear holocaust.
  • Racism is the only thing he's [Trump] fantastic for.
  • And any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his, I’m drawing in the sand a line; you’re either for or against. And if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re split, on who you should stand beside, I’ll do it for you with this: F–k you!⠀⠀

BET notes that Trump’s silence is somewhat surprising, considering his frequent use of social media. “He is never one to opt out of a social media spat,” it reported.

BET wonders if the president is too busy “yelling at NFL players to stand during the national anthem,” citing that as the potential reason for his silence.

Reportedly, Eminem frequently chants "F**k Donald Trump!" at his concerts.

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Report suggests Manafort flight records show deeper Kremlin ties than previously known

Posted: 23 Nov 2017 09:49 AM PST

A new report from McClatchy DC is claiming that Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort took at least 18 trips to Moscow and was in frequent contact with Vladimir Putin's allies for nearly a decade as a consultant in Russia and Ukraine for oligarchs and pro-Kremlin parties.

The report notes that after the February 2014 fall of Ukraine's pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych, who won office with the help of a Manafort-engineered image makeover, Manafort allegedly flew to Kiev another 19 times over the next 20 months while working for the smaller, pro-Russian Opposition Bloc party.

From McClatchy: His “flight records in and out of Ukraine, which McClatchy obtained from a government source in Kiev, and interviews with more than a dozen people familiar with his activities, including current and former government officials, suggest the links between Trump's former campaign manager and Russia sympathizers run deeper than previously thought.”

To read the report in full and what it means to the ongoing probe, click here.

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High school teacher caught doing cocaine in her classroom (video)

Posted: 23 Nov 2017 09:41 AM PST

Barely out of college, 24-year-old high school teacher Samantha Cox has disgraced herself at Lake Central High School in St. John, Indiana, after students caught her on camera snorting lines of a drug in her classroom behind a locked door.

The student witnesses contacted school administrators, who called St. John police, who then requested a drug-sniffing dog from another department.

Cox was arrested at the school around 1 p.m. Wednesday. She now faces felony drug possession and misdemeanor paraphernalia charges and is being held in the Lake County Jail.

High school student John Rogers says he recorded cellphone video of Cox, his English teacher, snorting what police say may have been a mixture of cocaine and heroin.

"She tried to hide herself," Rogers told CBS reporter Charlie De Mar. "She wasn't at her desk where we could see her. She was all the way in the corner where she thought we can't see her."

Another student, Michael Sanchez, added, "It is, like, a serious thing. A lot of people can get addicted to a lot of things, and something like this is … it's very heart-breaking."

St. John Chief James Kveton put out a statement saying the students showed a "tremendous amount of fortitude and integrity" by going directly to the principal.

In a robocall to parents, Lake Central Superintendent Larry Veracco said police and school staff took "swift and forceful action." He noted that safety "remains the top priority of our school staff."

Video of the woman allegedly snorting the lines in a corner of an empty classroom (see below) was posted to social media.

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Apple headquarters in S. Korea raided day before iPhone X launch

Posted: 23 Nov 2017 08:51 AM PST

South Korean investigators raided Apple's headquarters in Seoul earlier this week to ask questions about its business practices ahead of the launch of the iPhone X smartphone on Black Friday, according to a report from Metro.

The raid will likely raise questions about whether South Korean authorities are trying to hamper the already-notable success of the Apple iPhone X.

Even though South Korea is famously home to giant tech firms Samsung and LG, Apple products are still quite popular with consumers there.

The iPhone X sold out when it became available for pre-order and is likely to be snapped up when it goes on sale Friday, Nov. 24, putting a huge dent in the sales of Apple competitors’ products, according to Patently Apple.

Apple has been dealing with the Korean Fair Trade Commission for many years. Last year, officials opened an investigation to find out whether Apple struck “unfair” contracts with local phone networks. This week’s raid is likely part of the ongoing probe.

A few years ago, Roger Kay, president of the tech analysis firm Endpoint Technologies Associates, accused South Korea of having a “protectionist agenda.” In an article for Forbes, he wrote: “The Korea Fair Trade Commission has pretty much run amok in recent years, slapping spurious charges on foreign companies.”

Erik Telford, president of the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity, also warned that “South Korea's anti-trust agency has exhibited alarming behavior that threatens the viability of companies doing business in South Korea, including such major American corporations as Apple, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle and Qualcomm” in an article he wrote for The Hill.

In its efforts to win back Korean customers, Samsung recently launched a promotion called “Upgrade to Galaxy.” The Apple competitor is offering up to 10,000 iPhone users a one-month a trial of the Galaxy Note 8 or Galaxy S8.

According to Metro, “Lee Jae-yong, acting chairman of Samsung, was jailed for five years for corruption in August 2017. He was charged with bribery, perjury and other crimes following an investigation which led to the impeachment of South Korea's president, Park Geun-hye. The 49-year-old was accused of making payments in exchange for political [favors].”

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CDC Report: Abortion rate in U.S. drops to historic low

Posted: 23 Nov 2017 08:38 AM PST

Data released Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that abortion rates in the United States have dropped to a historic low.

The CDC report reveals that the nationwide abortion rate dropped two percent between 2013 and 2014, amid the use of more effective contraception, the closing of many abortion clinics and an overall decline in pregnancy rates.

"Following nationwide legalization of abortion in 1973, the total number, rate, and ratio of reported abortions increased rapidly, reaching the highest levels in the 1980s before decreasing at a slow yet steady pace," the report states. "Nonetheless, throughout the years, the incidence of abortion has varied considerably across subpopulations and remains higher in some demographic groups than others."

The CDC reports that the decline in abortion has been a trend over the past decade. “There were only 12.1 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age in 2014, compared to 19.4 per 1,000 in 2008. The largest decrease was seen among pregnant teenagers, with the abortion rate for young girls declining 46 percent since 2008,” according to the data.

The research also reveals that 59 percent of all abortions in the country were performed on women in their 20s.

Previous reports have pointed to a decrease in sexual activity among teenagers as the reason for the declining abortion rates, but recent studies have found that sexual activity in that age group has actually increased. However, use of more effective contraception methods has also played a role.

"Providing women and men with the knowledge and resources necessary to make decisions about their sexual behavior and use of contraception can help them avoid unintended pregnancies," the authors of the CDC report state. "[P]roviding contraception for women at no cost can increase use of these methods and reduce abortion rates."

It’s interesting to note that despite the overall decline in abortions throughout the spectrum of race, women living in poverty still accounted for 49 percent of all abortions nationwide.

"Cost, as well as insufficient provider reimbursement and training, inadequate client-centered counseling or youth-friendly services, and low client awareness of available contraceptive methods are common barriers to accessing contraception Removing these barriers can help improve contraceptive use, thereby reducing the number of unintended pregnancies and consequently the number of abortions performed in the United States."

Along with the decrease in abortions, the CDC report also revealed that infant mortality declined to an all-time low of six deaths per 1,000 and that both preterm births and cesarean section deliveries had also gone down.

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New $740M subway train doesn’t last full day of service (video)

Posted: 23 Nov 2017 08:29 AM PST

A new model of train fell short of a full day’s work, as the R179 from manufacturers Bombardier Transportation failed the Sunday test the Metropolitan Transportation Authority put it through and was yanked early, according to the New York Daily News.

"The testing process involves putting cars into service and routinely reviewing their performance," MTA spokesman Shams Tarek said.

The Daily News reports:

First, the train's emergency brakes kicked in when it ran over a blue bucket that apparently flew onto the tracks from the platform of the 121st St./Jamaica Ave. station on the J line in Queens around 12:15 p.m., crews reported to the MTA. Riders were forced to leave the train at the next Manhattan-bound stop.

The woes on the tracks continued hours later around 7:30 p.m. when the train had to be taken out of service.

A display-screen console on board showed the doors were open in one of the cars as it pulled into the J line's 111th St./Jamaica Ave. station. Bombardier personnel on board at the time reported that it was a faulty message, but the R179 model has been sidelined since then.

The new trains from Bombardier Transportation were originally expected to be delivered in 2014, but they didn't arrive in New York until September of last year, according to AM New York. The MTA paid $740 million for the manufacturer to build a new fleet of 300 cars.

The MTA remains positive about the new trains. Tarek said the testing on the new model will continue Friday.

“We're looking forward to fully deploying these trains," Tarek said.

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AG Sessions orders gun background-check review

Posted: 23 Nov 2017 08:16 AM PST

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered that a government database used for background checks on gun buyers be reviewed. The move comes after it was discovered that the man who killed 26 people in a Texas church on Nov. 5 was inadvertently left off the system despite having a criminal record.

Sessions said the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, by Devin Kelley, a former Air Force serviceman who had a 2012 conviction for domestic assault, showed that not all the necessary information was being added to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

Sessions issued a statement announcing that he would direct the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to "do a comprehensive review of the NICS and report back to me the steps we can take to ensure that those who are prohibited from purchasing firearms are prevented from doing so."

The gunman was found guilty by an Air Force court-martial in 2012 of assaulting his first wife and a stepson. Federal law prohibits anyone from selling a gun to someone who has been convicted of a crime involving domestic violence against a spouse or child.

The Air Force admitted that it failed to provide information as required about Kelley's criminal history to the FBI's criminal database.

Sessions said he would direct the FBI and ATF to determine if the Defense Department and other government agencies were properly reporting information to the database.

Kelley allegedly bought guns from a store in Texas in 2016 and 2017, although it is not clear whether those were the weapons used in the massacre, according to a Reuters report.

The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee said earlier this month it would investigate the Air Force's failure to notify the FBI of Kelley's criminal record.

Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 in the chamber, said he planned to introduce legislation to ensure that federal agencies put required criminal records into the database.

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REPORT: Iran sends warships to Gulf of Mexico

Posted: 23 Nov 2017 07:56 AM PST

Iran’s newly-appointed navy commander, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, announced during his first press conference Wednesday that he’s sending a fleet of Iranian ships to tour the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, according to Iran's semiofficial Tasnim News.

Khanzadi said the Iranian Navy "will soon go to the Atlantic Ocean, visit some South American countries, and wave the Iranian flag in the Gulf of Mexico," according to a report in Breitbart.

"Highlighting plans to develop military gear for operations in international waters, the commander said the Navy would unveil new vessels and submarines within the next year," according to the report, which noted that Khanzadi placed emphasis on unveiling new technologies that would help Iran dominate the Atlantic Ocean in addition to local waters.

“The move is reportedly part of a push to project Iran's military on a more global scale and establish international ties as President Donald Trump and his allies, including Israel and Saudi Arabia, seek to isolate the revolutionary Shiite Muslim power,” according to a report published in Newsweek.

"Sailing in open waters between Europe and Americas should be the navy's goal, which will be realized in the near future," Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, who served as navy chief for 10 years before being assigned by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as deputy coordinator of the army, said earlier this month at his successor's ceremony, reported Tasnim News Agency as translated by Caspian News.

Khanzadi announced the addition of new vessels and submarines next year, among other plans, in his efforts to bolster the country's naval power.

The Islamic Iranian regime regularly accuses the United States of "terrorism" and supports groups like ISIS as it insists on a policy of attempting to contain America's influence abroad. "The intentions of the U.S. are crystal clear to us. They are trying to weaken our defense resources," Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri, the deputy chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, told state-run Fars News in an interview last month.

Jazayeri insisted that America "created ISIL in order to cause a public phobia of Islam, unleashing it at regional countries as mercenaries in a proxy war," and urged Europe to help contain America's influence.

Iran's latest move toward the Western hemisphere isn't its first, pointed out the Newsweek report. In addition to receiving ongoing political support from friendly Latin American nations, some of which were alleged to host elements of the Iran-backed Lebanese Shiite Muslim movement, Hezbollah, Iran said in 2014, it would send warships into the Gulf of Mexico to protest the U.S. Navy presence in the Persian Gulf, according to USA Today.

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Study: Solitude beneficial to mental health, creativity

Posted: 23 Nov 2017 07:47 AM PST

Researchers at the University of Buffalo (UB) found that being alone has its benefits: Being alone is conducive to creativity, according to the new study.

The researchers interviewed 295 people who value privacy for different reasons, therefore choosing to “spend a lot of time alone,” according to Study Finds. Reasons for the self-imposed solitude included feeling fear, social anxiety, and preference.

The study found a link between a preference for being alone and creativity. Far from finding it unhealthy or a sign of depression, as former research has suggested, UB found that some activities are more productive when done alone.

"We have to understand why someone is withdrawing to understand the associated risks and benefits," says Julie Bowker, the study's lead author.

“When people think about the costs associated with social withdrawal, oftentimes they adopt a developmental perspective," she continued. "During childhood and adolescence, the idea is that if you're removing yourself too much from your peers, then you're missing out on positive interactions like receiving social support, developing social skills and other benefits of interacting with your peers."

Bowker says that those deemed "unsociable" may simply enjoy their alone time, leaving them to pursue singular activities such as reading. She believes that recent research, including that in the UB study, is pointing to the potential benefits of alone time.

The pivot point seems to be whether the solitude is an intentional choice, or whether it’s prompted by negative emotions.

Bowker hopes to shed light on the findings to lift the stigma of solitude. Despite some of the negative connotations of those deemed to be “loners,” self-imposed solitude may have positive health outcomes.

"Although unsociable youth spend more time alone than with others, we know that they spend some time with peers. They are not antisocial," Bowker said. "They don't initiate interaction, but also don't appear to turn down social invitations from peers. Therefore, they may get just enough peer interaction so that when they are alone, they are able to enjoy that solitude. They're able to think creatively and develop new ideas — like an artist in a studio or the academic in his or her office."

"Over the years, unsociability has been characterized as a relatively benign form of social withdrawal," Bowker concludes. "But, with the new findings linking it to creativity, we think unsociability may be better characterized as a potentially beneficial form of social withdrawal."

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Football players face felony charges for attacking teammate

Posted: 23 Nov 2017 07:37 AM PST

Four high school football players at Blue Earth Area High School in Winnebago, Minn., are facing felony charges after allegedly beating a teammate. The incident has sparked debates about bullying in the small Minnesota town.

According to The Associated Press, the boys range in age from 16 to 18, and the felony charges include third-degree assault causing substantial bodily harm.

Fox 9 reports that two 18-year old suspects, Wyatt Eugene Tungland and Dalton Lee Nagel, and two underage suspects were implicated. Tungland faces the third-degree assault charges, while the others will face aiding and abetting charges for their role in the incident.

According to authorities, Tungland allegedly punched a 16-year-old teammate in the face and head, while the other three players held the victim down, during a house party on Oct. 19.

The victim reported that the following day, he went to school with a bruised face and, during football practice, one of the suspects showed him a video of the assault.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the victim’s parents only became aware of the assault after a number of days because their 16-year-old son was experiencing headaches and vomiting. A doctor determined he had suffered a concussion, the newspaper reported.

The victim eventually told police that he and one of the suspects had had a disagreement. He described being pushed down and punched in the face, and says he was knocked unconscious.

Tungland’s attorney, Chris Ritts, disagrees with the victim’s account. He says witness statements don’t support the charges.

The story has led the victim’s parents to call for action, frustrated by the lack of attention the local school board gives issues surrounding bullying.

Tonya Hurley, the victim’s mother, claims that the four suspects went on to play in their team's state playoff game while her son was recovering from his injuries.

"Everybody's getting bullied, and I believe it's getting covered up," Dale Hurley, the victim’s father, said during a school board meeting.

It took authorities three weeks to arrest the suspects, just days after Blue Earth was eliminated from postseason play. Winnebago Police Chief Eric Olson said the assault wasn’t reported to police until then. Fox 9 reports that some parents suggested the delay may have been because the suspects are star players on the school football team.

The suspects were released from jail pending further court action, the Star-Tribune reported.

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Hurricane-related deaths at Florida nursing home ruled homicides

Posted: 23 Nov 2017 07:21 AM PST

A new development in the case of Florida nursing home patients who died after being evacuated during Hurricane Irma on Sept. 13 now reveals that authorities have declared the deaths of 12 of 14 patients as homicides.

According to a report in the Sun Sentinel, eight elderly residents living in the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills died in quick succession after the home lost power to its central air conditioning. Another six patients died in subsequent weeks.

"Who gets charged is part of the continuing investigation," Miranda Grossman, a spokeswoman for the Hollywood Police Department, told reporters. "We don't have a timeline of when there would be charges at this point."

Erika Navarro, the granddaughter of two of the residents who died as a direct result of heat exposure, said, "The next steps are the more important ones: Who is going to be held accountable? Are they going to go to jail? Are they just going to get a free pass and just pay money, and nothing else happens? To me, that's more important, that people are held accountable and they actually go to jail."

Twelve of the nursing home deaths were ruled homicides due to heat exposure, and two other people died from causes not related to the heat conditions, the Sentinel reported.

Hollywood Hills initially laid off 245 employees a week after Irma, but the nursing home was later shut down by the state.

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Murdered officer planned to testify against fellow police the next day

Posted: 23 Nov 2017 07:10 AM PST

Baltimore police officer Sean Suiter, 43, was preparing to testify against fellow officers indicted in a drug-running scheme the day after he was killed with his own service weapon.

Suiter was fatally shot in the head on Nov. 15, and authorities say there is evidence of a struggle, according to the Baltimore Sun.

The homicide detective was scheduled to testify–about a case that alleged police in his city conspired with cops in Philadelphia to sell cocaine and heroin–before a federal grand jury the day after he was murdered. According to a report in Philly.com, the drugs they were going to sell were allegedly seized from the streets of Baltimore.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis stated in a press conference that there is no link between Suiter’s death and the drug-running indictment. “The BPD and the FBI do not possess any information that this incident is part of any conspiracy,” Davis said.

Police say Suiter and a partner were conducting a follow-up investigation on a triple homicide when he saw someone acting suspiciously in a vacant lot and approached. The 43-year-old detective, a married father of five, was shot once in the head. He died the next day.

Surveillance video of the scene was recently released, showing Suiter's partner seeking cover across the street. Davis acknowledged his innocence in the crime.

"Upon the sound of gunfire, Detective Suiter's partner sought cover across the street," Davis said, reading from a prepared statement. "He immediately called 911. We know this because it is captured on private surveillance video that we have recovered."

Immediately following his death, Davis said Suiter was “just doing his job on behalf of the city” when he was shot.

Authorities are offering a $215,000 award and asking anyone with information that could lead to an arrest in the murder to come forward.

The neighborhood where the officer was shot has a number of vacant row houses and has been the scene of numerous shootings over the years.

Suiter’s murder comes during a particularly violent period in Baltimore.

According to the report, “So far this year, the city of fewer than 620,000 inhabitants has seen over 300 homicides.”

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DML: I Respond to 3 Interesting Emails You Sent Me

Posted: 23 Nov 2017 06:51 AM PST

Each day, I receive messages from my readers. Today, I respond to three of them plus post a few photos.

To send a photo, use the WeTrustDML@gmail.com account. To send a message, use the submit news button.

FROM MARTHA:
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving DML, Mary, and your lovely family! It’s so good DML that you are going to be all together! Warmest regards stay safe! Love and kindness to all of you! Martha Hall

DML: Thank you! On behalf of my family, we thank you all for the continued support and loyalty. We wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving and appreciate the ocean of email and messages we received today.

FROM NANCY:
I am writing that you submit at least one story that promotes good will and something positive. I love ya DML and your family. But with all the doom and gloom I’ve had to take a break from all social media. I know you report the news and our society is seriously divided, so it makes sense l guess. But please there is a lot of good going on out here.

DML: Unfortunately, we don’t make the news, we report it. However, my family and I will be going out to breakfast in a few minutes and whomever the waiter or waitress is, they are about to receive a HUGE tip. Hopefully, we can make their day.

FROM KATHERINE:
Hi DML, I watched The Truth the other day. You talked about airport security. I wanted to tell you about an experience I had at SeaTac airport this last summer. I live in Washington state with my husband and 3 year old son. My child and I were preparing to travel to California to visit family. We had arrived at SeaTac airport and were getting ready to go through security, shoes, belts, laptops out. etc.  you know the routine! Only the lady in a black hijab working the security line said "it's your lucky day! No need to take shoes, laptops out just walk through!" Left me feeling uneasy. This statement from this security worker was directed at all people in the line that day.  Love your show DML

DML: People are always in such a rush. I have no problem with the long lines at the airport if it means I will arrive safely. “The Truth” begins again on Monday, 11 a.m. EDT.

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Ex-Obama official: Hillary Clinton attacked Bill’s victims

Posted: 23 Nov 2017 06:49 AM PST

As the country continues to focus on allegations of sexual harassment, abuse and misconduct, one former Obama administration cabinet official is pointing out that twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has her own culpability when it comes to victims.

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wasn’t pulling punches as she chastised Clinton for disparaging women who accused her husband, former president Bill Clinton, of sexual misconduct or assault.

Making her comments during a podcast that aired Wednesday, Sebelius referenced former President Clinton, Hillary Clinton and their team.

"Not only did people look the other way, but they went after the women who came forward and accused him," the Democrat told "The Axe Files."

"And so, it doubled down on not only bad behavior but abusive behavior, and then people attacked the victims."

The New York Post reports:

Sebelius said it was "absolutely" fair for Hillary to shoulder some of the blame for excusing Bubba's tawdry behavior and trashing his victims.

Sebelius added that the Clinton administration's response to the accusations — denial and attacking the accuser — was being imitated by sleazy pols today.

"You can watch that same pattern repeat. It needs to end. It needs to be over," she said.

During the podcast, Sebelius addressed allegations against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), as well. However, she wouldn’t say that he should step down after he was accused of groping and forcing a kiss on a woman with whom he was working and groping a woman with whom he was taking a photo.

Instead, she said, “Franken . . . first of all, admitted behavior and apologized, [and] immediately asked for an ethics investigation on himself."

According to new reports, Democratic Party sources say former President Bill Clinton, 71, is facing four new, separate lawsuits stemming from accusations of sexual assault. The allegations reportedly stem from the period after he left the White House in 2001.

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Disney cartoon teaches that boys can be princesses, too (video)

Posted: 23 Nov 2017 06:24 AM PST

A Disney XD cartoon seems to be supporting the idea of gender neutrality or gender fluidity on a recent episode of “Star vs. The Forces of Evil.”

The plotline of the cartoon series follows a magical princess, Star Butterfly, who has been temporarily adopted by the Diaz’s, an Earth family. The leading male character, Marco Diaz (voiced by Adam McArthur), is the family’s son and joins Star on adventures throughout the universe.

A recent plotline has Marco disguising himself as a girl named “Princess Turdina,” as he attempts to save princesses at St. Olga's Reform School for Wayward Princesses from the villain: headmistress Ms. Heinous.

His costume includes the application of eye makeup, blush, and lipstick.

After a series of events, Marco prepares to reveal his disguise to his classmates, but the evil Ms. Heinous “storms in and outs him herself, pulling down his shirt to reveal a strand of chest hair,” Entertainment Weekly reports.

After Marco is revealed to be a boy, the other princesses at the school stand by and support him in any identity he prefers.

EW described the students’ responses:

"That doesn't prove anything! Princesses can be hairy!" one student exclaims.

"Why does it matter if he's a boy? Nothing he said was wrong," another exclaims.

Others join the chorus by saying, "Yeah, we believe in you, Turdina," "Turdina is a state of mind," and, "He can be a princess if he wants to!"

Ms. Heinous is eventually felled by the students, who form a rebellion and force her to travel back through the portal from which she came. A dance party ensues, and one of the students wants to snap a selfie with the "boy princess."

You can watch the clip from the episode, "Princess Turdina," below.

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REPORT: Foreign nationals outnumber Americans in Silicon Valley jobs

Posted: 23 Nov 2017 06:23 AM PST

The shocking revelation — that “57 out of every 100 jobs in Silicon Valley requiring a bachelor's degree or higher are filled by someone who wasn't born in the U.S.” — comes from Silicon Valley Leadership Group president Carl Guardino in a new report put out by Breitbart this week.

The news that foreign nationals now outnumber Americans in tech jobs comes as Ivanka Trump leads an initiative to increase educational funding for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields.

The first daughter even helped secure $200 million of the Department of Education's grant funds towards STEM fields, Breitbart News reported. However, the Trump administration has largely been ignoring the issue of mass immigration and several visa programs which have led to Americans being replaced by foreigners in those jobs.

Interestingly, Ivanka also endorsed a plan for Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, which would have the potential to lead to a chain migration whereby between 9.9 million and 19 million foreign nationals enter the U.S. over the next few decades.

Nearly 500,000 Americans graduate in the STEM fields every year, but they’re forced to compete with a booming foreign-born population in the United States and foreign workers who are imported by outsourcing firms and major tech conglomerates, according to the Breitbart report.

“For example, the H-1B visa, which brings more than 100,000 foreign workers to the U.S. every year, has been used quietly by tech giants like Microsoft, Google, and Facebook to import a cheaper, foreign workforce. The H-1B visa allows for Americans to be displaced from their white-collar jobs, and sometimes they are even forced to train their foreign replacements as a stipulation of their severance,” said the report.

“Every year, more than 1.5 million illegal and legal immigrants are admitted to the U.S., with the current foreign-born population booming to an unprecedented high of roughly 44 million individuals. Mass immigration to the U.S. has been at the expense of American workers in the working and middle-class who have been forced to compete with foreign labor while their wages have remained stagnant.”

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GQ magazine: “It’s Your Civic Duty to Ruin Thanksgiving by Bringing Up Trump”

Posted: 23 Nov 2017 06:21 AM PST

One liberal media outlet was called out by Breitbart for urging “resistant” snowflake members of the Millennial generation to show up for Thanksgiving dinner with a bad attitude and exhibit even worse behavior.

A political column in GQ magazine, titled, "It's Your Civic Duty to Ruin Thanksgiving by Bringing Up Trump," suggests, “[I]t's time to ruin your Trump-supporting family's Thanksgiving—for America!”

In the column, writer Neil Munro offers several different ways adult children can stage their own Thanksgiving tantrums:

Don't show up. For some parents, your absence will speak louder than any sodden arguments over the density of pumpkin pie. If you can't even look them in the eye, they'll know you mean business. Besides, Friendsgiving rules.

Show up and be kind of an asshole. No hugs; only stiff, formal handshakes. During the football game, talk about police brutality nonstop. Take any opportunity to emphasize just how much Bruce Springsteen and the entire E Street band loathes Trump. Come out as an aspiring professional DJ.

Scorched Earth. Not even a handshake; just stare, disgustedly, at their outstretched arms. Build a wall out of mashed potatoes…

The Breitbart piece offers advice to families beset by such spiteful behavior: “Try to be charitable because someday, the child-adults who are this year's spiteful version of Pajama Boy will put the ways of childhood behind themselves.”

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