The Soros-funded group, United We Dream, launched a phone app to help illegal aliens avoid federal authorities. United We Dream says that it is led by immigrant youth and has more than 400,000 members. Its parent organization, National Immigration Law Center, has received hundreds of thousands of dollars in US government grants.
The US Department of Education reported that only 35% of 8th graders in American public schools were proficient in reading and 33% were proficient in mathematics. In some urban districts, the scores were lower, such as Detroit that showed that 7% of 8th graders in Detroit public schools were proficient in reading and 5% were proficient in math.
Tehran has been ordered by a US court to pay more than $6 billion to victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, despite the fact that most of the plane hijackers were Saudi nationals, and no direct link was ever found to Iran. The judgement is meant to demonize Iran and the ruling is seen as symbolic and unenforceable.
If Democrats lose more than 15% of the black vote, they will lose national elections. Kanye West has 28 million Twitter followers, and many have been influenced to support Trump. Poll numbers show that the 8.9% of the black community supported Trump before Kanye’s endorsement, and now 16.5% favor Trump, which is a death knell for the Democratic party. Leftists will do everything in their power to reverse the trend. His life was threatened by a fellow hip-hop artist. There is also a chance that Kanye is just stirring controversy to grab headlines and promote his new album.
China: Factory workers wear caps to monitor their brainwaves to detect emotional spikes such as depression, anxiety or rage. The company says the technology is being used to monitor workflows which can be enhanced by manipulating the frequency and length of break times to reduce mental stress. However, the technology can be abused by companies to control minds and infringe privacy, raising the specter of “thought police”.
Austrian police raided ten homes and offices of activists from ‘Generation Identity’ that opposes mass immigration. Martin Sellner, the leader of the organization, says that the prosecutor is using the raid to look for evidence so that he may ban the outfit as a criminal organization under a law against “incitement to hostile action” against religious and ethnic groups, as they have protested the Islamization of Europe. The raid comes on the heels of making headlines for exposing the illegal migration of thousands of migrants through the Alps.
Airstrikes in northern Syria killed at least 26 people, many of them Iranian soldiers who back Syria. The bombing registered at 2.6 on the Richter scale for earthquakes. Russia and Syria are blaming Israel for the attack. Israel has entered Syria’s borders to attack it without provocation, both recently and historically. The bombing took place after new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Netanyahu for several hours. Pompeo pledged the US to fight for Israel.
Internal emails from the FDA show that their chemist found glyphosate weed killer, a “probable carcinogen”, in every food sample that he tested, except broccoli. Separately, another FDA chemist found that corn contained 6.5 ppm glyphosate, while the legal limit is 5 ppm. A trial is set for June 18 in San Francisco that pits more than 300 farmers, landscapers and gardeners against Monsanto, the maker of Roundup, claiming that exposure to glyphosate in the product caused non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Environmentalists in New England are opposed to a proposal that would provide an abundance of clean hydropower, hundreds of jobs, and millions of dollars in annual revenue. The energy project would use hydro-electric power from a series of dams in Canada and delivered via cables through Maine to Massachusetts. The objections range from the impact the cables might have on forests to the fact that the plan would not reduce global emissions of CO2.
The son of Muslim immigrants from Pakistan, Sajid Javid, has been appointed to be the new Home Secretary of the UK, which entails oversight of immigration and citizenship affairs, national security, and policing. He is a former managing director at Deutsche Bank. This makes him the most important Pakistani Muslim in the UK government, eclipsing London Mayor Sadiq Khan.