Both Democrat and Republican Senators advanced a pro-Israel bill authorizing US military defense and loan guarantees to Israel. It also gives state and local governments the ability to penalize companies that boycott Israel in protest against Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. Companies that oppose Israeli occupation of Palestine will go out of business when they lose government contracts. Both parties in 26 states have passed laws against companies participating in economic boycotts against Israel.
The American Civil Liberties Union has challenged four state laws, winning two judgments in Arizona and Kansas so far with federal courts saying the laws run afoul of the First Amendment by trampling on Americans’ expressive conduct. There’s no Supreme Court precedent squarely on the subject.
After weeks of a shutdown-inspired filibuster, some Senate Democrats relented Monday and joined Republicans to advance a bill to give state and local governments a green light to penalize companies that boycott Israel.
The Senate voted 74-19 to head off an initial blockade and clear the path for the bill to reach the chamber floor later this week. The vote also signals that barring a major dust-up, the legislation likely has enough support to pass.
Democrats had been filibustering for weeks, with some objecting to the bill on policy grounds and others arguing they didn’t want to deal with any other issues as long as government was partially closed.
Now that the shutdown is over, those latter objections disappeared.
Republicans called the bill a major piece of “pro-Israel” legislation.
“At its core, the linchpin of it is helping Israel defend itself,” said Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, who sponsored the legislation.
California passed a law, SB 394, that is optional in each county, and allows diversion for lawbreakers, instead of jail, for primary caregivers of minor children under certain circumstances. According to prosecutors, the only “diversion” that’s going to happen now is that new crimes will get diverted onto more people.
Khan was previously released from local law enforcement custody in November 2019 with an active ICE detainer, due to New York City’s sanctuary policies. A spokeswoman for NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio expressed the mayor’s sympathies and chastised President Donald Trump’s administration for “politicizing this tragedy.”
One expert said that said the real problem was in people’s behavior, rather than with the animals, and she offered simple advice: the way to prevent such infectious diseases is to “stay away from wildlife, say no to game, avoid their habitats and livestock and farms mixing with wildlife.”
As long as individuals are required by law to pay into a system not of their choosing and without an option to leave, corruption will flourish and pensions will suffer. When coercion enters, virtue and excellence leave. The people of France are headed into a long conflict in which both of their options are doomed.
No violence occurred. Thank God our fears were unfounded that the Deep State might throw a few mind-controlled zombies into the crowd posing as Nazis or white supremacists to kill some innocent bystanders so the press could go bananas over the alleged need for gun confiscation.
Schweizer further disclosed that during the 2016 campaign, $83 million was channeled through a mysterious media-buying company called Old Town Media. The company was run by two of Bernie Sanders’ wife’s friends out of a suburban house in Virginia.
A survey conducted in 2017 found that more than 50% of families have no intention of having a second child, with many saying they believed it was too expensive. Japan and South Korea are also suffering from low birth rates and aging populations.
The Department of Education revealed that more than 18,700 suspected victims of child sexual exploitation were identified by local authorities in England in 2018-19, a major increase from 3,300 reported in 2013.
No one in these companies has claimed that any of this will reduce global warming to any appreciable degree. It’s all about making money, increasing taxes, and controlling people in the name of a supposedly good cause. It’s a great business for con artists.
A report concluded that the police overlooked crimes committed by an “Asian” grooming gang for fear of being called racist. Members of the Greater Manchester Police were told to focus on apprehending offenders of “other ethnicities”.
Hedge funds, globally, are in a financial tail spin, and many have already blocked investors from withdrawing their money. True to form, the Federal Reserve is preparing to infuse these firms with super low-cost loans that will help to bail them out – at taxpayer expense, of course.
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Bogie Yaalon, former Defense Minister of Israel, said that in the past ISIS once fired on Israel and then apologized, showing collaboration between them. [Allies apologize when they accidentally cause harm to their partner.]
The NSO Group, an Israeli company, created software that covertly allows all cell-phone communications to be monitored, including texts, emails, and calls. It also can hijack a mobile phone’s microphone and camera to turn it into a surveillance device.
A new chemical attack against Syrian citizens has been blamed on Syrian President Assad. Predictably, the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, is blaming Assad and calling for war before an independent investigation of the event can be conducted. It is highly suspicious that the medics at the scene of the supposed gas attack are the ‘White Helmets’ who are linked to al Qaeda and who previously have been exposed staging fake attacks and providing actors to play the role of victims.