Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hillary Tells Steve Harvey She'll Help Stop Police Shootings by "Speaking Directly to White People"

“How many times do we have to see this in our country?”
Source: independent journal

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Alyssa Milano Embraces Motherhood and Its 'Terrifying' Realities…Scars and All

“Motherhood does put everything else in perspective in a powerful way…”
Source: independent journal

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NFL Commissioner Stokes the Fire by Calling National Anthem Protests 'Progress'

“We’re going to encourage that.”
Source: independent journal

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Report: Family of Suspected Terrorist Ahmad Rahami Sued City for Alleged Religious Discrimination

The Rahamis claim they were “threatened and harassed” by police.
Source: independent journal

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ISIS Launches Chemical Weapons Attack On Iraqi and US Troops, According to Report

“The shell was categorized by officials as…”
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VIDEO: CNN Reporter Violently Shoved to Ground on Live TV in Charlotte as Riots Rage for 2nd Night

“Man at the Charlotte protest decides to knock down a CNN reporter”
Source: independent journal

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One Already Dead As Charlotte Police Face Off Against Protesters in 2nd Night of Riots

“Witnesses say a person was shot in front of the…”
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Colin Kaepernick Finally Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is Amid Claims of Death Threats

“That would move this movement forward at a greater speed…”
Source: independent journal

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The Great Skittles Non-troversy: How Trump Jr.'s 'Sweet' Analogy for Refugees Provoked Liberal Fury

“If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you”…
Source: independent journal

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Rose Medical Center & Veteran's Hospital in Denver on Lockdown After "40 Shots Fired" in Full Assault

Breaking news reports are surfacing of an assault on Rose Medical Center in Denver…
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Bill Clinton Stirs Up More Hillary Health Speculation by Blurting Out Illness We Haven't Heard Yet

“But I just talked to her, she’s feeling great, and I think”…
Source: independent journal

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What America Is Saying About Hillary Clinton's Case of 'Pneumonia'

“Pneumonia can be both contagious and non-contagious…”
Source: independent journal

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Chris Christie Reportedly Had to Tell Trump Military Adviser to "Shut Up" During Intelligence Briefing

“…repeatedly interrupted the briefing with pointed questions.”
Source: independent journal

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2 Seattle Seahawks Players Spark Rumors That the Whole Team Could Join Anthem Protest…on 9/11

But Russell Wilson has already stated that he’ll stand for the flag…
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The NFL Season Kicks Off with Player Taking a Knee During National Anthem, But He's Not Praying

This comes as the entire Seahawks team is threatening to protest the national anthem…on 9/11.
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Here’s the Tricky Grammar Rule You Use Every Single Day But Probably Never Thought About

There are some of English grammar rules that all native English speakers know—but don’t realize they know.

Confused?

Fear not, because Twitter user Matthew Anderson, editor of BBC Culture, posted an excerpt from a book this week showing off one of these secret rules.

Apparently, every native speaker sticks to it without even being aware of it:

It’s a rule for the order of adjectives in a sentence.

The proper order for adjectives is: opinion, size, age, shape, color, origin, material, purpose, noun.

And if you get the order wrong, you’re likely to sound a little nuts.

The excerpt reads:

“…you can have a lovely little old rectangular green French silver whittling knife. But if you mess with that word order in the slightest you’ll sound like a maniac.”

But if you were to write “A rectangular little French whittling silver green old lovely knife,” it sends the mind of the reader reeling.

This weird fact received over 42k retweets and 61k likes on Twitter, so people were dying to know where the excerpt came from.

As it happens, it’s from a book called “The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase,” written by British author Mark Forsyth and published in 2013.

So the next time you hear someone talk about their “square Spanish used clay purple big clock,” go ahead and mail them a copy of Forsyth’s book.

They didn’t get the memo.

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People are Having a Field Day on Social Media With Pic of Ivanka Trump and Her Brothers

A serious looking photo of the oldest Trump kids started a bit of an internet firestorm over the long Labor Day weekend.

Donald Trump, Jr. posted a political appeal to Millennials by him and siblings, Eric and Ivanka:

But not even the photogenic and well-turned-out children of the Republican presidential nominee could escape the shade thrown by people in a social media meltdown over the image.

The Washington Post reports that it all started when a reporter began mocking the photo:

“It started with a couple of jokes from journalists and others noting a somewhat sinister quality in the photo.”

What WaPo didn’t say was that it was one of its own reporters:

A reporter for the reliably lefty Salon followed suit with a crack about the Church of Scientology:

And then it was on.

Their serious look captured the attention of writer, actor and The Daily Show contributor, John Hodgeman, who likened the Trumps to predators eyeing their food:

The Trump kids went quickly from being their telegenic and camera-ready selves to people in a horror film.

Comedian Pat Tobin likened the Trump trio to a trio of horror movies:

Movie reviewer Adam Frazier decided the Trumps reminded him of another movie, “The Purge”:

The horror movie suggestions didn’t end there. Yikes!

Then came the “Children of the Corn” references:

Wait, they’re not done yet:

The TV critic for The New Yorker switched up the #ChildrenoftheCorn hashtag:

Movie maker Darryl Bartley had an idea for how to re-brand the photo:

Comedian, producer and entertainer, Judd Apatow, had to chime in:

They were likened to a coven of witches:

And they became the object of this woman’s envy-fantasy:

Was the original Trump Instagram post a bust after the media and entertainers lampooned it? So far, the post has nearly 18 thousand likes for Don Jr.

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Professor Tears Down Students' 9/11 Posters Because They Didn't Get "Stamp of Approval" From Student Gov't

“It breaks my heart…”
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Hillary Campaign Gives an Answer for Her Coughing Attacks and 'Medical Episode': She Has Pneumonia

“This is the first Clinton’s press corps is hearing of her pneumonia. Unclear if we’d have been told if not for this morning’s incident.”
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One Writer Who'd Recently Moved to Brooklyn on 9/11 Shares What He Learned From the Survivors

“It was like a giant monster, engulfing a third of Manhattan.”
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From Neighbors Being Killed to Being Glued to The TV, Independent Journal Review Remembers 9/11

“Your generation is changing forever.”
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Store Owner Turns Hero When He Sees 93-Year-Old Woman Robbed By Criminal Who Reaches Into Her Shirt

“And on the day she finally had the money…”
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

21-Year-Old Man Arrested for Playing Pokemon Go in Church

Vladimir Putin doesn’t play around–at least when it comes to Pokemon Go.

Following a ban of the immensely popular video game in Russian churches, the Kremlin has engaged in an extreme crackdown on virtual character catching on holy ground.

In protest, a 21-year-old blogger named Ruslan Sokolovsky created a video on August 11th showing him playing the game on his smartphone in a Russian Orthodoz Church.

A popular blogger with over 300,000 subscribers, it didn’t take long for the paranoid Russian police to come after Sokolovsky.

The Youtube video in Russian with subtitles, can be viewed below:

“… Who can ever be offended by you walking around a church with your smartphone,” the subtitles read. “I think this is safe and is not prohibited by law.”

As ABC News reported, Sokolovsky’s mission to catch a Pokemon in a church was successful, although his bid to defy the Kremlin may not be so much:

In the video, Sokolovsky stands across the street from the church, which he calls one of the “biggest temples in Yekaterinburg, ‘Temple on Blood.’” Once inside, Sokolovsky manages to catch a Pokemon as a member of the church, dressed in robes, stands in the background. At the end, he assesses that his mission went “well” and that he caught “several” Pokemon in the church.

The hashtag #FreeSokolovsky has been launched to pressure Putin into releasing the young man for the harmless fun. The band Pussy Riot has taken up the cause:

Free speech compatriots have taken up smartphones and are chasing Pokemon Go critters in his name at Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg, according to The Guardian.

ABC reports that Sokolovsky was charged with incitement of hatred and offending religious sensibilities. He faces up to five years and a fine of 500,000 rubles or about $15,000.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

After Town Combs Woods for Lost Boy, Mom’s Thanking 3 Teens Who Broke Off from Group for His Return

Police were notified on Friday that 2-year-old Logan Kline had gone missing from his home while his father had been sleeping that afternoon. Police and volunteers searched the area surrounding the boy’s home all night, but couldn’t find any trace of him.

Near dawn on Saturday, searchers organized again in hopes the boy would be found:

About 90 minutes into the search, three teens, Taylor Calendar, Jeffrey Harmon, and Fernando Ipinn, broke away from the main group and continued searching for Logan on their own, calling out his name.

Then, suddenly, they got a response. They continued to move closer to the child’s voice and ended up finding him at around 9:00 a.m., approximately 1,400 feet away from his home, according to 11 Alive.

Harmon told Fox 5 what happened:

“I heard a faint cry. I heard a little noise and had a feeling and kept pushing forward and we kept going to find him.”

WSB-TV reports that Calendar put his own shirt on the boy when they found him.

The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office shared on Facebook that, after discovering Logan, the teens immediately called 911, and “a cooperative effort between on duty communications officers at the 911 center and communications officers deployed to handle field communications resulted in successful recovery and location of recovery team via GPS addressing of the cellular device.”

The emotional moment when Logan reunited with his mother was captured on video:

Logan was taken to Egleston Hospital for evaluation…

…and relieved searchers celebrated their joy at his safe recovery by applauding and cheering as the ambulance with Logan inside pulled away:

WSB-TV reports that Logan had suffered scratches, bug bites, and dehydration but is otherwise fine.

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Hillary Staffers Blamed the ‘Mailman’ for Losing Laptop With Her Personal Email Archives

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More bad news has surfaced related to the Hillary Clinton email scandal.

On the heels of other news such as at least 160 emails still being missing, FBI director James Comey busting lies told about the scandal, Hillary stating she did not know the little “(c)” on the emails meant “classified” and the fresh release by the FBI of their notes regarding their investigation of her private server, now there’s even more.

Breitbart reports that multiple devices used in connection with the scandal are unaccounted for. According to the report, a laptop and thumb drive used to archive Clinton’s emails have not been turned over to the FBI and “either the ‘United States Postal Service or United Parcel Service’” is being blamed. Breitbart writes:

FBI documentation then states, “[redacted] told the FBI that she never received the laptop from [redacted] however, she advised that Clinton’s staff was moving offices at the time, and it would have been easy for the package to get lost during the transition period. Neither Hanley nor [redacted] could identify the current whereabouts of the Archive Laptop or thumb drive containing the archive, and the FBI does not have either item in its possession.”

The contents of the laptop were reportedly saved to a “personal Google e-mail (Gmail) address” and “then downloaded to the mailbox ‘MRC Archive’ on the PRN server” prior to the laptop’s disappearance.

In addition to the laptop and thumb drive, 13 mobile devices the FBI requested for investigation have been deemed missing and two of five iPads all determined to be relevant to the investigation were not turned over to the FBI.

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Nine-Year-Old Waits 30 Minutes in Pouring Rain to Salute WWII Veteran’s Funeral Procession

Joe O’Keefe says his father, Jerry, was a “larger than life figure.”

Jerry enlisted as a Marine fighter pilot a few months after Pearl Harbor, and traveled across the Pacific to the Okinawa theater. During his first experience with hostile fighting, he shot down five planes in one day, becoming one of the youngest fighter aces in WWII. A week later, he shot down two more.

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When the war ended, Jerry returned to Mississippi, and he and his wife grew their family to fifteen.

Jerry went on to take office in the state legislature, where — despite being a John F. Kennedy Democrat in 1960’s Mississippi — he was voted the most outstanding lawmaker in his freshman class.

In 1973, he was elected mayor. During his two terms, Jerry took a stand against the Ku Klux Klan, at one time singlehandedly rescinding the group’s parade permit and throwing them in jail when they still attempted to march.

The KKK called the O’Keefe home in the middle of the night to say that they were coming to kill Jerry. His response? “I will be here ready and waiting.”

Image Credit: Joe O’Keefe

To Joe, Jerry had “hero status”:

“He was a towering figure in terms of his courage, willingness to answer call of duty, the length and quality of his public service, and the example that he set and the values that he gave to us.”

When he passed away, Joe and his twelve siblings began reflecting on how to honor such a extraordinary man:

“We did our best as a family in terms of the formality and the majesty of the service. There was a flyover of planes, we had his casket on a horse-drawn carriage, we celebrated at a high mass in the cathedral, we did everything we could.”

As they made their way in the funeral procession from the church to the cemetery, the O’Keefes were moved by various organizations who came out to show their support for Jerry.

Then they saw Kaiden Wade.

Image Credit: Joe O’Keefe

Joe describes the scene:

“We came around the corner and saw Kaiden standing there all by himself. No adults around. No friends around. In the rain with his hand over his heart. Stock-still as a measure of honor and respect for our father.”

Joe tells Independent Journal Review that it was an “a-ha” moment for him and his family. They were of no relation to Kaiden, yet there he was standing outside in the pouring rain for over thirty minutes, just to pay his respects to their larger-than-life father.

It reminded Joe that because of his public service, his father had touched the lives of so many individuals, some of whom, like Kaiden, he had never even met.

Joe says that Kaiden’s actions were symbolic to the loneliness of staying true to ones morals:

“Kaiden standing in the rain reminded us of how often dad had taken his very unpopular stances and stood alone in the rain, so to speak, for something he believed in.”

It gave his family a sense of resolve; their father had been working for the next generation, just as he had wanted.

Kaiden’s presence that day was exactly what they needed as they said goodbye to their hero.

“What Kaiden did was so basic, pure, and aspirational,” Joe says. “It did a lot to help us heal.”

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The FDA Says Antibacterial Soaps Don’t Kill Germs and Might Actually Be Harmful, Bans 19 Ingredients

Those antibacterial soaps that tend to fly off the shelves in grocery stores and pharmacies? They might not be around much longer.

The Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday that it has banned more than a dozen chemicals used in antibacterial soaps on the grounds that manufacturers haven’t shown that they actually kill germs — or that they’re even safe to use.

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That may mean that antibacterial soaps aren’t any more effective than regular soap — and that, in fact, they may be harmful.

The ruling means that products with 19 different antibacterial ingredients — the most popular of which are triclosan and triclocarban — must be reformulated or removed from stores within a year.

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In a Friday morning news conference, Theresa Michele of the FDA’s Division of Non-prescription Drug Products told press:

“Manufacturers did not demonstrate that they are both safe for long-term daily use and more effective than plain soap and water in preventing illness and the spread of certain infections.”

Michele also noted that about 40% of the soaps on the commercial market contain one or more of the 19 banned ingredients. That’s more than 2,100 products.

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Michele explained how cleaners with the 19 ingredients could actually increase bacterial resistance and make it harder to fight illness, and those ingredients may also cause hormonal changes. She added that the FDA had given manufacturers plenty of time to prove the effectiveness of the products.

The FDA has been concerned with the safety of triclosan and other antibacterial ingredients since 2005, particularly the effects that long-term exposure to the ingredients may have. The Environmental Protection Agency is also in the process of reviewing the ingredients in question.

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Contradicting the FDA’s allegations, the American Cleaning Institute released a statement on Friday that claimed antibacterial hand soaps are safe and more effective than their regular counterparts:

“Antibacterial soaps are critical to public health because of the importance hand hygiene plays in the prevention of infection. Washing the hands with an antiseptic soap can help reduce the risk of infection beyond that provided by washing with non-antibacterial soap and water.”

The FDA has not yet responded to the ACI’s statement.

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How One Green Beret’s Meeting With Kaepernick Led QB to Get Off Bench & Take a Knee for Nat’l Anthem

At the Chargers vs. 49ers pre-season game Thursday, Colin Kaepernick chose not to stand during the national anthem for the second time.

And once again, the image of Kaepernick not standing went viral:

However, this time, Kaepernick didn’t sit out on the bench away from his team; he took a knee. And part of the reason why has to do with the man on Kaepernick’s left, Green Beret veteran Nate Boyer, who played the 2015 pre-season with the Seattle Seahawks.

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A few days before Boyer found himself on the sidelines next to Kaepernick as his guest, he wrote an open letter to the quarterback.

In the open letter, Boyer made it clear that he “isn’t judging” Kaepernick for his choice, that he would have been “hurt” to see his teammates not stand, and that he looks forward to the day the young quarterback is “inspired once again” to stand during the anthem.

Kaepernick saw the letter and chose to reach out.

In fact, he invited Boyer to come to San Diego before the game.

Boyer told Independent Journal Review about their meeting and the way he was welcomed by Kaepernick.

“He sent a car to drive me down. And before our meeting started, the very first thing he did was thank me for my service. In our hour and a half meeting, we talked about everything. I told him how his choice to not stand has affected the veteran community. But I also took the time to listen to him.

I suggested that maybe there’s a way to find some middle ground so what he did doesn’t seem so offensive to veterans. To help paint a clearer picture, I showed him some of the texts some people sent me about how they were really upset about it.”

The two came to an agreement for Kaepernick to not sit down during the anthem:

“We came to compromise about him taking a knee. Kaepernick also asked me to take a knee. But I put my hand over my heart and sing the words, that’s what I do, so I declined.

Yet, I said I would stand beside him to show America that he was and is willing to listen.”

He explained what it was like to stand next to Kaepernick on the field during the anthem:

“I was hoping he would stand up. But you know what I thought, this is a perfect snapshot of America.

Right now, we are very divided. But the fact that we were willing to be side-by-side in the moment and have that conversation, that’s the first step to actually getting somewhere.”

Boyer added, “Do I agree with the gesture, no. What I do support, however, is his willingness to compromise about something he’s clearly passionate about by agreeing to take a knee. That gesture, among all the negative publicity and backlash he’s received, shows that he’s open to finding solutions, instead of trying to stoke more fires and national outrage.”

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11 Redacted Parts of Damning FBI Report on Hillary Clinton That are Making Americans Go ‘Hmmm’…

It’s Friday, it’s Labor Day weekend, and in D.C. that means the release of damning reports the American public is likely to forget after a few sun-soaked days of chowing down on brats and swigging lagers.

But with Hillary Clinton’s approval ratings dropping faster than Colin Kaepernick after seeing the American flag, the release of a FBI report and interview notes, both highly redacted, are certainly not going to help the presidential candidate.

The following are 11 highly redacted sections of the FBI report on Hillary Clinton that are making people curious about what more there is to the presidential hopeful’s story.

1. The First Page

2. ‘Technically Probably Classified’

3. A Potential Hacker

4. Outside the U.S.

5. About Her Blackberry

6. Sorry, 13 Burnberries Blackberries

7. Drones

8. Hillary Clinton’s Birthday

9. One of Her Lawyers

10. The Summary Review

11. Fourteen. Straight. Pages.

 

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Father of Son Killed by Illegal Immigrant on What Donald Trump Got Right in His Immigration Speech

The man who has been the face of the criminal illegal immigration issue in the Donald Trump campaign has been noticeably absent from recent campaign-related activities surrounding immigration policy.

Jamiel Shaw, whose son was murdered by a criminal illegal immigrant in 2008, was a featured speaker at the GOP convention:

He’s been on the stump with Trump:

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Image Credit: Screenshot/JamielShaw.com (with permission)

He traveled with the presidential contender:

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Image Credit: Screenshot/JamielShaw.com (with permission)

But, though Trump name-checked him during the speech, Shaw was conspicuously absent from the presidential candidate’s big immigration speech this past week in Arizona:

Shaw told Independent Journal Review that he purposely wanted to see what Trump would propose after all the discussion in the media about the presidential contender “softening” his position on illegal immigration:

“It was a very important place to be, but I have to make a stand. I was holding off to see what he was going to do. I wasn’t endorsing anything up front.”

Members of a group called ‘Angel Moms (and Dads)’ were on stage with Trump. We asked why Shaw wasn’t there to stand with the other parents of children who had been killed by illegal immigrants:

“I’m not an ‘Angel Mom,’ I’m not in that organization and I didn’t want to be labeled as such. I wanted to separate from it. I’m not wearing the t-shirt.

We started with the ‘Remembrance Project’ [from which it spun off] but I didn’t like where it was going. I know how this stuff works. Emote and do nothing.”

He told Independent Journal Review that, of course, he empathizes with and has high regard for those parents on stage with Mr. Trump:

“I knew everybody on the stage and they’re good parents.”

But, as he put it on Twitter, he’s been a “Pissed Off Dad since 2008” — well before the group started.

He told us that the components of his son’s case are different from those of many of the ‘Angel Moms.’

Shaw’s case comprises a variety of laws that were broken: the murderer’s early release from prison, the fact that he was a known gang member, that he was illegally in the country, as well as the fact that he was a felon with a gun.

The day the murderer got out of jail (in 2008), he was told to kill a black person as part of a gang ritual. Jamiel Shaw II, known as “Jas,” was his victim. He was shot in cold blood on an LA street:

Shaw says Trump’s proposals to enforce current laws are basically what he calls “Jamiel’s Law,” including putting an end to sanctuary cities and requiring the deportation of criminal illegal immigrants:

“I can roll with it. I’ve been trying to get the same thing. Deport criminal aliens and some people will self-deport when they find out the law will be enforced. Then it’s your fault if you’re still illegally here and enforcement happens.”

Shaw says he remains a big fan of Trump’s:

He told Independent Journal Review: “I didn’t go to Harvard, but I’m not crazy. I’m an expert on this issue.” He added that “we can do so much work on this issue,” such as E-verify and the 287-g program.

As he put it, “Trump is going to do stuff FIRST. Nobody else has done that.”

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Parents’ Baby Dies While Hospitals Keep Changing His Diagnosis

Parents seem to have a sixth sense when something is wrong with their children. They’ll do anything to figure out what’s wrong.

When Nicole Thompson and Te Keepa Paraone noticed their seven-month-old son came down with a fever, a rash, and lacked movement on his right side, they immediately took him to Midland Hospital in Perth, Australia.

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According to 9 News Perth, the staff at the hospital told Nicole and Te Keepa that their youngest son, Malaki, was simply teething and possibly suffering from a “pulled elbow.”

Nicole even admitted they were “laughed at” for being concerned for their child before the hospital sent them on their way.

The next day, Tuesday, Malaki started to vomit and his heart rate was up. This time, his parents called an ambulance and the little boy was taken to Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH).

Nicole and Te Keepa tell 9 News Perth that when Malaki arrived to the hospital, he was examined in a bathroom, on a changing table, because the hospital didn’t have any beds available. They were sent home again, this time with Panadol, better known as Tylenol.

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On Wednesday, a general practitioner diagnosed Malaki with “a virus” and told the concerned parents that there was nothing he could do for the infant.

Unfortunately, Malaki’s health continued to decline and on Thursday, his persistent parents brought him back to PMH. This time the hospital didn’t send Malaki home. Instead, he was put into the intensive care unit (ICU).

While on life support, doctors told Nicole and Te Keepa that their son was suffering from a meningococcal virus. Nicole, Te Keepa, and their oldest son were prescribed antibiotics just in case.

However, when Malaki’s parents accused the doctors of turning them away earlier in the week, the doctors changed Malaki’s diagnosis. They said they believed the seven-month-old was actually suffering from septicemia, a common blood infection.

The following day, Malaki was taken off life support and passed away. His parents write that his death was in fact caused by the meningococcal virus.

Nicole shared her heartbreak, and her plan going forward, with 9 News Perth:

“I was hoping that when [life support] turned off that his heart would still be beating. My son was strong for four days. I’m going to be strong for him and get the justice he deserves.

Three days I tried to get him help. Three days, two hospitals, one doctor, an ambulance trip, had they done their jobs properly my son would still be here.”

The GoFundMe account was been set up in order to help the family with funeral expenses. They are still waiting for the hospital to return their son to them.

Nicole and Te Keepa vow to keep fighting for their son.

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Trump is Ready to Give His Big Immigration Speech Tonight. But First, He’s Going South of the Border

Betcha didn’t see this coming.

While America prepares to hear Donald Trump’s big speech on immigration, his campaign announced a last-minute travel plan.

News leaked Tuesday that Trump is making a trip to Mexico, at the invitation of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Almost immediately, a member of the media had a snarky prediction for Trump:

But Nieto has also invited Hillary Clinton, according to the Washington Post. She has yet to respond.

According to WaPo:

[Mexican President] Peña Nieto later tweeted that he believes in dialogue in order to “promote the interests of Mexico in the world and, principally, to protect Mexicans wherever they are.”

The visit comes after Trump has wavered for weeks on whether he will continue to hold his hard-line positions on the central and incendiary issue of his campaign, in particular his call to deport an estimated 11 million immigrants who are living in the United States illegally.

Americans are familiar with Trump’s tough rhetoric on immigration, but they’ve also been curious over recent weeks as Trump’s campaign has openly discussed pivoting on the issue.

This video of Trump polling an audience is a useful template for that pivot. Some people were refreshed by his candor and openness, with others disappointed he was waffling on a big issue:

 

Now with Trump set to make his position clear, the drama is even higher for his visit today south of the border.

The drama will be even higher when he opens up to America on exactly where he stands on this crucial issue.

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The Singer Infamous for Beating Rihanna Just Got Arrested After Standoff with L.A.P.D.

Pop singer Chris Brown was arrested outside his Los Angeles home after a standoff with the L.A.P.D.

Reuters reported on the breaking news story:

Pop star Chris Brown was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday after a daylong standoff and search at his Los Angeles home that began when a woman called 911, police said.

CBS News said the arrest came after a woman complained about Brown:

Los Angeles police detectives were searching the home of Brown on Tuesday after a woman said he pointed a gun at her.

Baylee Curran told The Los Angeles Times that she and a friend went to Brown’s house with a business associate Monday night.

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The dispute appears to be about something really ludicrous:

She said she was admiring the diamond necklace of a man who had been showing off his jewelry when the man got angry and told her to back away.

That’s when she said Brown pulled out a gun, pointed it at her face and told her to get out.

Brown came out of his Los Angeles home peacefully Tuesday after an hours long standoff with police who responded to the woman’s call for help.

Brown took to social media before his arrest to protest his innocence.

“I don’t care. Y’all gonna stop playing with me like I’m the villain out here, like I’m going crazy,” Brown said in an Instagram video. “When you get the warrant or whatever you need to do you’re going to walk right up in here and you’re going to see nothing. You idiots.”

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This wouldn’t be the first time the singer infamous for beating mega-star Rihanna was investigated by police. In January of 2016, Brown was investigated for punching a woman in the face, but was later cleared of all charges.

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White House Defends Colin Kaepernick’s Right to Sit During the National Anthem, But Calls It “Objectionable”

Asked Monday during the White House press briefing if President Obama had an opinion about the decision of football player Colin Kaepernick to not stand during “The Star Spangled Banner,” spokesman Josh Earnest would only acknowledge the President had been paying attention to news reports:

“Given the president’s interest in the sports world, I’m confident that he is aware of this issue, but I have not spoken to him about it”.

However, Earnest did express his own personal opinion, one that clashed with the Kaepernick’s stance:

“I think in general, what I can say is, I certainly don’t share the views that Mr. Kaepernick expressed after the game in explaining his reasoning for his actions.”

Earnest went on to say that Kaepernick should be able to publicly tout his ideologies, even if they are considered by many to be offensive:

“But we surely all acknowledge and even defend his right to express those views in the settings that he chooses. Even as objectionable as we find his perspective, he certainly is entitled to express them.”

Prior to Friday night’s preseason San Francisco 49ers game, Kaepernick, the quarterback, remained seated during the National Anthem to protest what he feels is the unfair treatment of minorities in America. In a statement to reporters on Sunday, Kaepernick said of his controversial decision:

“People don’t realize what’s really going on in this country. There are a lot things that are going on that are unjust. People aren’t being held accountable for. And that’s something that needs to change. That’s something that this country stands for freedom, liberty and justice for all. And it’s not happening for all right now.”

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said today Kaepernick should move to another country.

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San Francisco 49ers Are Reportedly ‘Likely’ to Cut Colin Kaepernick

A number of people on social media have called for the San Francisco 49ers to release quarterback Colin Kaepernick over his refusal to stand for the National Anthem last Friday – and his promise to continue sitting out the anthem as the season begins.

But according to Fox Sports analyst Jay Glazer, that may not be an issue much longer:

“Regardless of politics or not, he has a very, very big uphill battle to make this team. I’d be shocked if he’s on the 49ers by the time this season ends.

It has nothing to do with political views whatsoever. He lost a ton of weight this off-season, had three surgeries, couldn’t work out, lost that double threat, that size-speed ratio.

Nothing to do with political views, he just hasn’t been effective. He’s regressing as a player.

I’d be shocked if he’s on this roster by the end of this year. He may not be on it in the next two weeks.”

Kaepernick has an $11.9 million guaranteed salary for this season, which would normally keep the team from cutting him. However, if the 49ers release him in time for another team to sign him, that would be reduced by the amount of his new salary.

The trick, as several sources have noted, will be in finding another team willing to sign Kaepernick following the publicity firestorm surrounding his recent actions.

And according to The Big Lead’s Jason McIntyre, it may be a bit of a trick to convince the public that Kaepernick is being let go “for football reasons”: “They’ll say it was about football, nothing else. And nobody will believe them.”

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