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Chinese in Mexico: A little-known history

McClatchy – by Tim Johnson

Small numbers of Chinese arrived in Mexico centuries ago as servants of Spanish merchants. A far larger number, perhaps 60,000, came at the end of the 19th and beginning of the early 20th century, fleeing poverty and hardship in southern China’s Canton region. They called Mexico “Big Lusong,” in contrast to “Little Lusong,” which was the Philippines.

The U.S. government barred Chinese immigration in 1882, so many of the Chinese migrants aimed to use Mexico as a springboard, but in the end most stayed in Mexico despite hardships.   Continue reading

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Chinese Exclusion Acts

Encyclopedia.com – by Diana H. Yoon and Gabriel J. Chin

Whereas, in the opinion of the Government of the United States the coming of Chinese laborers to this country endangers the good order of certain localities within the territory thereof: Therefore—

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that … until the expiration of ten years next after the passage of this act, the coming of Chinese laborers to the United States be, and the same is hereby, suspended; and during such suspension it shall not be lawful for any Chinese laborer to come, or, having so come, … to remain within the United States.   Continue reading

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Hate Crime Is Feared as 2 Indian Engineers Are Shot in Kansas

New York Times

OLATHE, Kan. — Kansas reeled on Friday as a shooting at a bar, which left one Indian engineer dead and another injured, escalated into an international incident amid fears that the attack was motivated by bias and hate.

The authorities in the United States, including F.B.I. agents, are investigating the shooting as a possible hate crime, and India’s government expressed shock over the episode in suburban Kansas City.

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Official: Mexico rejected US plan on 3rd-country deportees

Yahoo News

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government made clear to visiting U.S. emissaries that it will not accept deportees from third countries under any circumstances, the interior secretary said Friday.

Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said in an interview with Radio Formula that U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly asked Mexican officials during their Thursday visit if they would host deportees from other countries while their immigration cases are processed in the U.S.   Continue reading

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The Word From the Trenches – February 24, 2017

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John McCain Illegally Travels To Syria, Meets With Leaders And Fighting Groups; No Criticism From MSM

Activist Post – by Brandon Turbeville

Shortly after the mainstream media erupted in hysteria and neo-McCarthyistic attacks against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn for having a routine conversation with the Russian Ambassador and for once having dinner with the President of Russia as part of an event, aging warmonger Senator John McCain recently announced that he had traveled illegally into Syria to meet with U.S. troops illegally stationed there as well as to meet with ISIS supporter and President of Turkey, Recep Tayip Erdogan. McCain also met with the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and crown prince Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In addition, McCain also met with Kurdish fighters on the ground in Syria.   Continue reading

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White House Bars CNN, NYT, Others From Media Briefing

Zero Hedge – by Tyler Durden

Just a few hours after Trump warned during his CPAC speech that “we’re gonna do something about the media”, he did just that after the White House barred a number of news outlets from covering Sean Spicer’s Q&A session on Friday afternoon.  Spicer decided to hold an off-camera “gaggle” with reporters inside his West Wing office instead of the traditional on-camera briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room according to press reports.    Continue reading

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Adelson: Trump Likely to Become ‘The Best President for Israel Ever’

CNN

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson declared Thursday evening that Donald Trump was likely to be “the best president for Israel ever,” an overwhelming endorsement delivered as a former Republican Vice President sat in the audience.

Adelson made the remarks at his home on the eve of the Republican Jewish Coalition leadership conference, which brings together hundreds of leading Republican donors. No contributor in GOP politics carries more weight though than Adelson, who gave over $80 million to conservative causes in the 2016 cycle.   Continue reading

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Lack of court hearings for undocumented immigrants violates Constitution, Sacramento lawsuit charges

SacBee – by Andy Furillo

For a year and a half, Jose Garcia-Alcazar has been sitting in jails in Richmond and Elk Grove while his lawyers fight the government’s efforts to deport him to his native Mexico. For more than six months now, Garcia-Alcazar, who has three children who are U.S. citizens, has not had a hearing to determine whether he is eligible for bail while the immigration courts figure out what to do with him.   Continue reading

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Israeli Spying in the US: A Brief History


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California Creates TRAVEL BAN Keeping Students From Traveling To ‘Anti-LGBT’ States

Gateway Pundit – by Ryan Saavedra

The State of California has created a travel ban that prohibits public university students from traveling to ‘anti-LGBT’ states according to a report by the Los Angeles Times.

The report, released Tuesday, indicates that the law went into effect on January 1 and prohibits students from the University of California and California State University from traveling to four states: Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee.   Continue reading

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Trump Signs Executive Order Aimed at Cutting Federal Regulations

Reuters

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday aimed at repealing or simplifying federal regulations.

The order, signed by Trump in the Oval Office with chief executives of major U.S. corporations standing behind him, directs each federal agency to establish a regulatory reform task force to ensure every agency has a team to research all regulations and take aim at those deemed burdensome to the U.S. economy.   Continue reading

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Mardi Gras and Bourborn Street have been turned into America’s largest spying network

MassPrivateI

Bourborn Street/Mardi Gras will never be the same as police state America uses our fears of terrorism to turn 20 neighborhoods into a giant surveillance network! As you’ll see, no one is safe from New Orleans spying surveillance cameras.

Police are spending $40 million dollars to install over a hundred new license plate readers, remote sensing technology, roadblocks, High Defintion thermal cameras equipped with night vision and much more. Police have also spent $12.6 million on a new spying command center.    Continue reading

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Joint Chiefs Chairman: US Mulling ‘Long-Term Commitment’ to Iraq

And the game continues.

Anti-War – by Jason Ditz

Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford says that the Pentagon is considering a “long-term commitment” to operations in Iraq, intending to keep troops in the country after the ISIS war, with an eye toward keeping Iraq’s military propped up.   Continue reading

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Starbucks’ brand perception has plummeted since it announced plan to hire refugees

Yahoo News

Starbucks’ brand has taken a beating since the company announced plans to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide in the next five years in response to Donald Trump’s executive order intended to prevent refugees from entering the US.

The coffee giant’s consumer perception levels have fallen by two-thirds since late January, according to YouGov BrandIndex.   Continue reading

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Santa Cruz police: Homeland Security misled city with ‘gang’ raids that were immigration related

Mercury News – by Michael Todd

SANTA CRUZ – Discord flared Thursday between Santa Cruz Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations after a five-year inquiry of alleged MS-13 gang activity spurred detainments based on questions of citizenship — not just criminal allegations.

Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel, who is slated to retire in June, denounced Homeland Security during a press conference Thursday. He said the federal agency misled the police department about a series of raids Feb. 13. But Homeland Security spokesman James Schwab said the police department was aware that immigrants encountered during the investigation would be held briefly during review of their “identities and case histories.”  Continue reading

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It’s all about Earth’s tilt!

Space Place

Many people believe that Earth is closer to the sun in the summer and that is why it is hotter. And, likewise, they think Earth is farthest from the sun in the winter.

Although this idea makes sense, it is incorrect.

It is true that Earth’s orbit is not a perfect circle. It is a bit lop-sided. During part of the year, Earth is closer to the sun than at other times. However, in the Northern Hemisphere, we are having winter when Earth is closest to the sun and summer when it is farthest away! Compared with how far away the sun is, this change in Earth’s distance throughout the year does not make much difference to our weather.   Continue reading

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Look At This! Maple Trees Budding In Northeastern PA

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Hit 75 yesterday. Idiots running lawn mowers all over the place on February 23!

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The chickens have come home to roost

Fox News – by Andrew Napolitano

Last week, The Wall Street Journal revealed that members of the intelligence community — part of the deep state, the unseen government within the government that does not change with elections — now have acquired so much data on everyone in America that they can selectively reveal it to reward their friends and harm their foes. Their principal foe today is the president of the United States.

Liberty is rarely lost overnight. The wall of tyranny often begins with benign building blocks of safety — each one lying on top of a predecessor — eventually collectively constituting an impediment to the exercise of free choices by free people, often not even recognized until it is too late.   Continue reading

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