Marijuana banking bill appears headed to landmark US House vote

A measure that would enable financial institutions to serve the cannabis industry and ancillary companies without fear of federal punishment could be put to a historic full vote in the U.S. House of Representatives later this month.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, intends to put the SAFE Banking Act to a vote before the end of September, a staff member confirmed to Marijuana Business Daily on Friday.

The House Financial Services Committee advanced the bill earlier this year by a resounding 45-15 vote, and cannabis industry officials believe the full House will approve it as well.

Source: Marijuana banking bill appears headed to landmark US House vote

Texas AG Goes To US Supreme Court In Support Of Ending DACA

Paxton says Texas spends $250 million a year on health care, education and law enforcement for non-citizens. He says DACA puts “undue financial strain” on states. The brief says only Congress has the authority to grant lawful status to an entire class of aliens. Paxton says DACA “unilaterally granted lawful presence and work permits to over 1.7 million unlawfully-present aliens in defiance of laws enacted by Congress.”

https://www.numbersusa.com/news/texas-ag-goes-us-supreme-court-support-ending-daca

Harry Reid: ‘Of Course’ Medicare for All and Decriminalizing Border Crossings Are Bad Ideas

““There are so many more important things to do. Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list. It should be way, way down at the bottom of the list,” Reid said, responding with a curt “of course it is” when asked if supporting that position would be politically problematic in the general election.

“There are so many more important things to do.”

“People want a fair immigration system. They don’t want an open-door invitation for everybody to come at once,” argued Reid.”

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ywadgw/exclusive-harry-reid-of-course-medicare-for-all-and-decriminalizing-border-crossings-are-bad-ideas

Majority of Federal Arrestees are Foreigners, Thousands of “Unknown Citizenship”

The disturbing figures were released this month by the DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Statistics, the government agency responsible for collecting crime data. In a 25-page report the agency outlines a distressing trend of criminal activity involving foreign nationals, revealing that non-U.S. citizens accounted for 64% of all federal arrests in 2018. “From 1998 to 2018, the share of all federal arrests by country of citizenship rose from 28% to 40% for Mexican citizens, rose from 1% to 20% for citizens of Central American countries, and fell from 63% to 36% for U.S. citizens,” the DOJ report states. The document uses tables and graphs to show an alarming increase in immigration crimes, from 20,942 back in 1998 to 58,031 in 2017 and an astonishing jump to 108,667 by 2018, marking a breathtaking 418.9% increase in two decades.

https://www.judicialwatch.org/corruption-chronicles/majority-of-federal-arrestees-are-foreigners-thousands-of-unknown-citizenship/

WINNING: Home Depot says suppliers are moving manufacturing out of China

“I’m not aware of a single supplier who was not moving some form of manufacturing outside of China,” said Ted Decker, executive vice president of merchandising. “So we have suppliers moving production to Taiwan, to Vietnam, to Thailand, Indonesia and even back into the United States.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/20/home-depot-says-suppliers-are-moving-manufacturing-out-of-china.html

Oracle appeals decision on $10B Pentagon contract | TheHill

“Oracle Corp. on Tuesday filed an appeal to a federal claims court ruling that found the cloud-computing company does not have standing to contest a $10 billion Department of Defense (DOD) contract that will likely go to either Amazon or Microsoft.

The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract has been the subject of intense lobbying efforts in Washington by Oracle, Amazon and Microsoft, and many Republicans have alleged that the bidding war was biased in favor of Amazon from the start.”

https://thehill.com/policy/technology/458935-oracle-appeals-decision-on-10-billion-pentagon-contract

Washington Post columnist warns of need to ‘burn down the Republican Party’ to wipe out Trump supporters | Fox News

The Racial Ideology of the Democrats have us the Trail of Tears, the Civil War, Japanese Internment Camps, Jim Crow, and have decimated black communities with welfare and abortion… the Democrats should have been disbanded after the Civil War just as the Nazi Party was.

“Rubin appeared on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” Sunday and said that not only does Trump have to lose in 2020, but there must be a purging of “survivors” who still support the commander-in-chief.

“It’s not only that Trump has to lose, but that all his enablers have to lose,” she said. “We have to collectively, in essence, burn down the Republican Party.”

“We have to level them because if there are survivors — if there are people who weather this storm, they will do it again.””

https://www.foxnews.com/media/trump-republican-party-2020-burn-down

Turmoil at mega-bank HSBC tracks with cresting of Hong Kong, UK/Brexit, and Epstein dramas – Liberty Unyielding

The bottom line, however, is the appearance of a shadow “war” of some kind occurring – or, if not a war, at least an operation, with an apparent retreat and reorganization of forces underway.

The major collateral threads are the charges against Jeffrey Epstein, the ascent of Boris Johnson as leader of the Conservatives in the UK, and the increasing woes of China.  Each of these threads bears tremendous portents for the future.

Whether China can stay the current course Xi Jinping has her on, and what the cost of that would be for China and the region – and indeed the world – hangs in the balance at this moment.

Source: Turmoil at mega-bank HSBC tracks with cresting of Hong Kong, UK/Brexit, and Epstein dramas – Liberty Unyielding

G-7 summit: Trump strikes ‘billion-dollar’ trade deal with Japan | Fox Business

The Japanese prime minister noted their country was experiencing an insect problem on certain agricultural products, and that the private sector would be purchasing U.S. corn products to offset the issue. He said an emergency may need to be declared to accelerate the buy.

https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/g-7-summit-trump-strikes-billion-dollar-trade-deal-with-japan