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Yikes. Las Vegas temps. It's only mid-June 😢



Hope the whole grid holds!!

Wonder if you can even buy a home generator anymore, IF you can actually afford one..

Biden administration to expand program admitting young Central Americans

Biden administration to expand program admitting young Central Americans
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.latimes.com/politics/story/2021-06-15/biden-administration-to-expand-program-admitting-central-american-children%3f_amp=true


Young Central American migrants wait in La Joya, Texas, to be taken to a Border Patrol holding area in March. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)



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The Central American Minors program, as it is known, focuses on children and youths from the so-called Northern Triangle countries of the region just south of Mexico.
The countries, which produce the majority of migrants attempting to reach the U.S. border, are a priority target for President Biden in his efforts to improve the immigration system and make it more “humane” and orderly, a task he has assigned to Vice President Kamala Harris.

Harris, during a recent tour of Mexico and Guatemala, repeatedly emphasized the need for legal ways for migrants to travel to and remain in the U.S., reducing the illegal, chaotic and dangerous journeys that thousands attempt to make.

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The Central American Minors program had allowed parents living legally in the U.S. to petition to have their children reunited with them. And it allowed those attempting to go to the U.S. to apply and await the processing of their applications in their home countries.

Former President Trump abruptly shut down the program in 2018, stranding more than 3,000 family-reunification cases already being processed.
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Ex-Air Force civilian pleads guilty to rigging contracts in exchange for $2.3 million in bribes

https://fcced.com/ex-air-force-civilian-pleads-guilty-bribery-166211645/amp/

A former civilian with the Air Force pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges that he rigged multimillion-dollar contracts for flight simulation technology and training in exchange for $2.3 million in bribes.


Keith Alan Seguin, 55, who worked for 28 years with the 502nd Trainer Development Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, admitted he conspired with contractor David Bolduc Jr. to rig a series of contracts so a company Bolduc co-owned, QuantaDyn Corp., would land much of the work. The scheme ran between 2006 and 2018.

Seguin pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy. He also pleaded guilty to charges of fraud and making false statements for stealing items
meant for fulfilling some of the contract work and selling them online or to brokers, and for not reporting the money he made in the bribery scheme to the IRS.

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As part of his plea, Seguin admitted releasing confidential government information to employees of Booz Allen Hamilton and the engineering subsidiary Booz Allen acquired so they would pass through the work to QuantaDyn. In turn, QuantaDyn paid Seguin kickbacks.

Court records allege the two larger companies charged fees of up to 10 percent for subcontracting QuantaDyn and that the two large companies profited for doing little to no work.
The government is investigating Booz Allen Hamilton and the subsidiary, though neither company nor any of its employees have been charged.

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https://twitter.com/FinCrimeEdu/status/1405190765635117065

🖕🏼 Abbott Signs Resolution asserting Texas sovereignty under the 10th Amendment

https://twitter.com/MollyJongFast/status/1404907318823817221

Molly Jong-Fast
@MollyJongFast
Why don’t you just try to get your power grid to work?



Greg Abbott
@GregAbbott_TX
I just signed a Resolution asserting Texas sovereignty under the 10th Amendment over all powers not granted to the federal government by the US Constitution.

The Resolution officially notifies the President & Congress to cease acts of encroaching upon the powers of states.
11:22 AM · Jun 15, 2021

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You mean like VOTERS RIGHTS & BORDER WALLS??!!!

tRump to visit Tx Border with Gov Abbott 🤮 on Wed June 30th

HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — Former President Donald Trump announced that he accepted Governor Greg Abbott’s invitation to visit the Southern Border by the end of the month.

“We went from having border security that was the envy of the world to a lawless border that is now pitied around the world,” Trump stated on a social media platform.

Trump stated they plan to visit the Southern Border on Wednesday, June 30. No other information is available at this time.

On Tuesday, Abbott announced he will speak along with Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker Phelan regarding the border wall on Wednesday, June 16 in Austin.

We went from detain-and-remove to catch-and-release. We went from having border security that was the envy of the world to a lawless border that is now pitied around the world. Biden and Harris have handed control of our border over to cartels, criminals, and coyotes. Drug dealers, MS-13 gang members, human smugglers, sex traffickers, and the criminal elements of the world now have free reign. Hospitals and schools are getting crushed and public health is being sacrificed all in service of a radical left anti-borders agenda. Our brave border agents and courageous ICE officers have been illegally stopped from doing their jobs. Our Nation is now one giant sanctuary city where even dangerous criminals are being cut loose and set free inside the U.S interior on a daily basis.”

Former President Donald Trump stated on a social media platform.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.valleycentral.com/news/former-president-trump-governor-abbott-to-visit-southern-border/amp/

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Don't bring that fuckface here!

Would be an appropriate day for the Tx power grid to take another shit on this State.

Assholes

Democratic Senate committee to invest $10 million in voter protection ahead of midterms

https://twitter.com/marceelias/status/1404809808096727043

Marc E. Elias
@marceelias
🚨NEW: This may be the biggest voting rights news of the day. @DSCC to invest at least $10 million to:
✅Highlight Republican efforts to suppress the vote.
✅Support litigation in key states.
✅Fund voter protection organizers on the ground.


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https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/06/15/politics/dscc-voter-protection-midterms/index.html?__twitter_impression=true

Democratic Senate committee to invest $10 million in voter protection ahead of midterms

The new program -- named "Defend the Vote" -- will be a three-pronged effort that will highlight Republican efforts to suppress the vote, support litigation in key states and fund voter protection organizers on the ground.

D-NY REP Carolyn Maloney Release of Jan 6,2021 Oversight Docs

Just giving credit where credit is due.
Kudos Rep Carolyn Maloney D-NY


https://oversight.house.gov/news/press-releases/new-documents-show-trump-repeatedly-pressed-doj-to-overturn-election-results

New Documents Show Trump Repeatedly Pressed DOJ to Overturn Election Results Before Inciting Capitol Attack
Jun 15, 2021 Press Release

Ahead of Hearing on Insurrection, Oversight Committee Releases New Evidence and Seeks Transcribed Interviews with Key Officials

Washington, D.C. (June 15, 2021)— Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, released new documents showing President Trump’s efforts to pressure the Department of Justice (DOJ) to overturn the lawful results of the 2020 presidential election.
At 2:00 p.m., the Committee will hold its second hearing on the events of January 6, 2021

These documents show that President Trump tried to corrupt our nation’s chief law enforcement agency in a brazen attempt to overturn an election that he lost,” Chairwoman Maloney said.
“Those who aided or witnessed President Trump’s unlawful actions must answer the Committee’s questions about this attempted subversion of democracy. My Committee is committed to ensuring that the events leading to the violent January 6 insurrection are fully investigated.”

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"Why Trump had his DOJ spy on RepAdamSchiff. Because Schiff called out Trump.."

https://twitter.com/DrDenaGrayson/status/1403172100379131907
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This is why Trump had his DOJ spy on @RepAdamSchiff.

Because Schiff called out Trump for the #traitor that he is.

#treason @Eleven_Films

Sec Lloyd Austin heads to Brussels for NATO Summit

https://twitter.com/SecDef/status/1404148631389847555



https://twitter.com/USNATO/status/1404159507467583488


https://twitter.com/usembbrussels/status/1404157882183073798

Revealed: rightwing firm posed as leftist group on Facebook to divide Democrats

Fri 11 Jun 2021

Revealed: rightwing firm posed as leftist group on Facebook to divide Democrats

FEC investigation failed to uncover link to Rally Forge, a firm with close ties to Turning Point USA


A digital marketing firm closely linked to the pro-Trump youth group Turning Point USA was responsible for a series of deceptive Facebook ads promoting Green party candidates during the 2018 US midterm elections, the Guardian can reveal.

In an apparent attempt to split the Democratic vote in a number of close races, the ads purported to come from an organization called America Progress Now (APN) and used socialist memes and rhetoric to urge leftwing voters to support Green party candidates.

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The revelation that the ads were linked to a rightwing organization raises questions about the Federal Election Commission’s enforcement of campaign finance laws.
APN and its ads appeared to violate federal laws that require independent expenditures to be filed with the FEC and include proper disclosures on advertisements, as ProPublica and Vice News first reported in 2018.

The non-partisan campaign finance watchdog group Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed a complaint against APN and subsequently sued the agency in an attempt to force it to investigate the group.
But in July 2020, the FEC voted to dismiss allegations that America Progress Now had violated federal law, after an individual, Evan Muhlstein, took responsibility for the ads and attributed the lack of proper disclosures and filings to his “inexperience”.
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FaceBook, again.
Mark Zuckerburg needs to be hauled before a court.
Would like to see what his profits were for the election years since 2016.





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