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DHS: 23% of all federal prisoners are foreigners here illegally

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Trump returns 37,000 jobs to Americans.

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The number of applicants seeking H-1B visas has dropped significantly with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) receiving only 199,000 petitions for 2017, compared with 236,000 in 2016, reflecting the impact of the recent protectionist measures undertaken by the American government.

http://www.financialexpress.com/world-news/h-1b-visa-applications-for-2017-drops-to-199000/633093/

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U.S. Special Forces “Decapitation” Team Deployed on Nuke Sub Off Coast of North Korea | US Defense Watch

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Speculation is rife that the deployment could be what President Trump was referring to when he mentioned “the calm before the storm” in front of confused reporters two weeks ago.

http://usdefensewatch.com/2017/10/calm-before-the-storm-u-s-special-forces-decapitation-team-deployed-on-nuke-sub-off-coast-of-north-korea/

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NFL protest ongoing as Fox, Verizon, broadcast networks, and cable/satellite providers negotiate new contracts

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 Kaepernick may cost NFL owners a hundred million or more in lost broadcast income alone … football players bought themselves an expensive lesson in free market economy and trickle down economics… owners aren’t going to just swallow that.  

“The downgrade comes at a time when the NFL is negotiating two important distribution deals that end after this season: Verizon’s $250 million a year streaming agreement and the $450 million a year Thursday Night Football deal for games shared by CBS and NBC.”

Source: NFL Anthem Protests Hit Fox As Verizon, Networks Consider New Deals

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Deus ex machina: former Google engineer is developing an AI god | Technology | The Guardian

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For Istvan, an AI-based God is likely to be more rational and more attractive than current concepts (“the Bible is a sadistic book”) and, he added, “this God will actually exist and hopefully will do things for us.”

AI is simply lines of code running on silicon chips…. created in the programmers image.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/28/artificial-intelligence-god-anthony-levandowski

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Here’s Everything Else the Dianne Feinstein Bump Stock Ban Would Outlaw – Breitbart

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http://www.breitbart.com/2nd-amendment/2017/10/09/heres-everything-dianne-feinsteins-bump-stock-ban-outlaw/

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Silicon Valley Is Not Your Friend – The New York Times

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Now that Google, Facebook, Amazon have become world dominators, the questions of the hour are, can the public be convinced to see Silicon Valley as the wrecking ball that it is? And do we still have the regulatory tools and social cohesion to restrain the monopolists before they smash the foundations of our society?

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/10/13/opinion/sunday/Silicon-Valley-Is-Not-Your-Friend.html?mtrref=undefined&gwh=0AED657BFBC047FD80AEEAC55A733A41&gwt=pay&assetType=opinion

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Unemployment claims fall to lowest level in 43 years, despite hurricanes

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Congress warned North Korean EMP attack would kill ‘90% of all Americans’

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They said:

  • Just six months ago, most experts thought North Korea’s nuclear arsenal was primitive, some academics claiming it had as few as 6 A-Bombs. Now the intelligence community reportedly estimates North Korea has 60 nuclear weapons.
  • Just six months ago, most experts thought North Korea’s ICBMs were fake, or if real could not strike the U.S. mainland. Now the intelligence community reportedly estimates North Korea’s ICBMs can strike Denver and Chicago, and perhaps the entire United States.
  • Just six months ago, most experts thought North Korea was many years away from an H-Bomb. Now it appears North Korea has H-Bombs comparable to sophisticated U.S. two-stage thermonuclear weapons.
  • Just six months ago, most experts claimed North Korean ICBMs could not miniaturize an A-Bomb or design a reentry vehicle for missile delivery. Now the intelligence community reportedly assesses North Korea has miniaturized nuclear weapons, and has developed reentry vehicles for missile delivery, including by ICBMs that can strike the U.S.
  • After massive intelligence failures grossly underestimating North Korea’s long-range missile capabilities, number of nuclear weapons, warhead miniaturization, and proximity to an H-Bomb, the biggest North Korean threat to the U.S. remains unacknowledged—nuclear EMP attack.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/congress-warned-north-korean-emp-attack-would-kill-90-of-all-americans/article/2637349

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Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal – The New York Times

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As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.

Source: Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal – The New York Times

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