Feds released 168,000 illegal immigrant family members into communities…. so far in FY 2019

“ICE has already released 168,000 illegal immigrant family members into the U.S. this fiscal year, and the number is likely to surge as the border situation deteriorates, a top deportation official told Congress on Wednesday.

According to the results of a pilot program, a staggering 87% of released families are skipping their court hearings, leaving judges to order them deported in absentia — and the government is ill-equipped to track them down.”



https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/8/feds-release-168k-illegal-immigrant-family-members/

CHINESE FUND BACKED BY HUNTER BIDEN INVESTED IN TECHNOLOGY USED TO SURVEIL MUSLIMS

ON WEDNESDAY, Human Rights Watch released a troubling report about a phone application made by the Chinese government. The app provides law enforcement with easy, daily access to data detailing the religious activity, blood type, and even the amount of electricity used by ethnic minority Muslims living in the western province of Xinjiang.

The app relies heavily on facial recognition software supplied by Face++, a division of the Chinese startup Megvii, a relationship that sparked questions in the press for Megvii investors. One of the most prominent of these investors is Alibaba Group Holding, which was co-founded by Jack Ma, the wealthiest Chinese billionaire and an icon for the country’s image of entrepreneurship.

The flurry of media reports this week about Face++, Ma, and the role of the private sector in building China’s increasingly sprawling surveillance state, however, left out another prominent investor in the company: Hunter Biden.

https://theintercept.com/2019/05/03/biden-son-china-business/

Clinton Foundation Failed to Disclose 1,100 Foreign Donations

Hillary Clinton’s presidential run is prompting new scrutiny of the Clintons’ financial and charitable affairs—something that’s already proved problematic for the Democratic frontrunner, given how closely these two worlds overlap. Last week, the  examined Bill Clinton’s relationship with a Canadian mining financier, Frank Giustra, who has donated millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation and sits on its board. Clinton, the story suggests, helped Giustra’s company secure a lucrative uranium-mining deal in Kazakhstan and in return received “a flow of cash” to the Clinton Foundation, including previously undisclosed donations from the company’s chairman totaling $2.35 million.

Giustra strenuously objects to how he was portrayed. “It’s frustrating,” he says. And because the donations came in through the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP)—a Canadian affiliate of the Clinton Foundation he established with the former president—he feels doubly implicated by the insinuation of a dark alliance.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-29/clinton-foundation-failed-to-disclose-1-100-foreign-donations

Amazon’s facial-recognition technology is supercharging local police

Then, in late 2017, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office became the first law enforcement agency in the country known to use Amazon’s artificial-intelligence tool Rekognition, transforming this thicket of forests and suburbs into a public testing ground for a new wave of experimental police surveillance techniques.

Almost overnight, deputies saw their investigative powers supercharged, allowing them to scan for matches of a suspect’s face across more than 300,000 mug shots taken at the county jail since 2001. A grainy picture of someone’s face – captured by a security camera, a social media account or a deputy’s smartphone – can quickly become a link to their identity, including their name, family and address. More than 1,000 facial-recognition searches were logged last year, said deputies, who sometimes used the results to find a suspect’s Facebook page or visit their home.

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Amazon-s-facial-recognition-technology-is-13808193.php

Burning Man organizers blast ‘unreasonable’ environmental impact report and heavy handed government regulations

Among the contested changes suggested by BLM in the draft report, according to the Burning Man website, were:

— Federal oversight over certain parts of Burning Man‘s operations

— 10 miles of either plastic or cement barriers around the perimeter fence

— Dumpsters within the city and along Gate Road for the 80,000 participants

— BLM-approved private security funded by Burning Man who would be screening for weapons and drugs for anyone entering Black Rock City.

One suggestion, labelled as “brazen” in the Burning Man staff statement, was that the group would pay for the maintenance of County Road 34, which takes participants to the entrance.

“We know of no other instance in the United States where a private entity is required by the federal government to pay for maintenance of a public county road that is also used year-round by residents, tourists, and businesses,” the Burning Man group said in its statement.

https://www.sfgate.com/burningman/article/Burning-Man-Environmental-Impact-Statement-BLM-13704768.php

Buttigieg: ‘Grotesque’ Trump Should Be Voted Out and Republicans ‘Punished Politically’ “for what they have done”…

“And another reason I think it will be valuable for this president to be defeated resoundingly at the ballot box is because it is the last hope we have of Republicans coming to their senses. If they are not punished politically for what they have done, which goes against not only our values but their own, if they are not punished politically for that we will never have the Republican Party re-group and become — while I may never agree with them — the more decent and consistent and coherent party that we need the opposition to be.” “

https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/05/03/buttigieg-on-impeachment-grotesque-trump-should-be-voted-out-so-the-gop-is-punished-politically/

Schweizer: Joe Biden ‘Steered $1.8 Billion’ to Ukraine While His Son Bagged ‘Sweetheart Deal’ from Their Government

“The bottom line is Joe Biden was the Obama administration’s point-person on policy towards Ukraine,” noted Schweizer. “He steered $1.8 billion in aid to that government and while he was doing so, his son got a sweetheart deal with this energy company – that we’ve been able to trace over just a 14-month period – paid $3.1 million into an account where Hunter Biden was getting paid.”

Schweizer highlighted Hunter Biden’s lack of professional or experiential bona fides in terms of his board position at Burisma Holdings.

“Suffice to say, Hunter Biden has no background in Ukraine,” stated Schweizer. “He has no background in energy policy. There’s really no legitimate explanation as to why he got this deal with this energy company, other than the fact his father was responsible for doling out money in Ukraine itself.”

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/04/03/exclusive-peter-schweizer-joe-biden-steered-1-8-billion-to-ukraine-while-his-son-bagged-sweetheart-deal-from-their-government/?

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar: ‘This Is Not Going to Be the Country of White People’

“This is not going to be the country of the xenophobics,” Omar said. “This is not going to be the country of white people.”

“This is not going to be the country of the few,” Omar said. “This is the country of the many.”

“This is the country that was founded on the history of Native American genocide, on the backs of black slaves but also by immigrants,” Omar said.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/04/30/omar-at-hands-off-ilhan-rally-trump-gop-created-monsters-terrorizing-jews-and-muslims/

Attorney General: Multiple US Intel Agencies Implicated In Obama Administration’s Spy Operation on Republican candidate

“While it is important that the top law enforcement in the United States publicly acknowledged that the Obama administration and its intelligence agencies surveilled its domestic political opponents during the heat of a presidential election, it is what he said next that was most startling: that the CIA and other federal agencies in addition to the FBI may have been involved. “I’m not talking about the FBI necessarily, but intelligence agencies more broadly,” he said.”

https://thefederalist.com/2019/04/10/barr-confirms-multiple-intel-agencies-implicated-in-anti-trump-spy-operation/

Soviet Propaganda – May 1st – International Workers Day

In USSR, May 1st was celebrated as International Workers Day.

May 1, 1886, socialist, communist and anarchist organizations in the U.S. and Canada staged a series of rallies and demonstrations. May 4, 1886, six people were killed when the police broke up one of these demonstrations in Chicago.”

In the ensuing mass protests in the bombing and shootings several policemen and workers were killed.

After being convicted of the bombing, four workers were sentenced to be hanged. In memory of those executed the Paris Congress of the Second International (July 1889) announced May 1 – the Day of Solidarity of workers around the world.

http://russiatrek.org/blog/art/soviet-propaganda-of-may-1-international-workers-day/