US Election 2020 - Pt 2

TEXTILE GUY

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Trump Move Against International Students May Have Backfired

U.S. students would feel the departure of international students more than anyone. “At many U.S. universities, both majors and graduate programs could not be maintained without international students,” concluded an analysis from the National Foundation for American Policy. “In electrical engineering, the majority of full-time graduate students (master’s and Ph.D.’s) are international students at 93% of the U.S. graduate school programs with at least 30 students, or 175 U.S. universities total. In computer science, the majority of full-time graduate students are international students at 237 universities, representing 88% of the U.S. graduate school programs with at least 30 students.”

In computer science, international students account for 76% of the full-time graduate students at Rice University, 92% at Texas Tech, 63 percent at UCLA, 86% at North Carolina State, 75% at LSU, 73% at George Mason University, 83% at Vanderbilt, 86% at West Virginia University and 77% at Virginia Tech, according to the analysis, based on data as of the 2015-16 academic year.

Foreign nationals account for 81% of the full-time graduate students in electrical engineering and petroleum engineering, 79% in computer science, 75% in industrial engineering, 69% in statistics, 63% in economics, 62% in mechanical engineering, 59% in civil engineering and 57% in chemical engineering, notes the study.
Bottom line, international students pay more for tuition in the US than locals, and the numbers speak for themselves.

The immigrant population are a key cog in the US machine, aside from the illegals that do donkey work, the legals usually are at the top end of the scale.
 

greg0205

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Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence
By Shimon Prokupecz, Kaitlan Collins, Katelyn Polantz and Sara Murray, CNN
Updated 8:06 PM EDT, Fri July 10, 2020

Because of course he did.
 

greg0205

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About time. But it starts much earlier than uni.
I can only assume you'll be vociferous in your calls to strip Catholic, Protestant, Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran, Unitarian, Greek Orthodox and Methodist schools and universities of federal funding and tax exempt status.

Right?
 

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Trump's commutation of ally Roger Stone's sentence sparks outrage
  • Mitt Romney calls move ‘unprecedented, historic corruption’
  • Analyst: ‘It’s a disgraceful, dark day for American democracy’

Outrage is growing among opponents of Donald Trump’s decision to commute the prison sentence of his longtime friend and notorious Republican fixer Roger Stone despite the US attorney general having declared Stone’s conviction “righteous”.


Criticism on Saturday came from both sides of the political aisle.


Adam Schiff, a California Democrat and chairmen of the House intelligence committee – the congressional panel Stone was convicted of lying to about aspects of the Trump-Russia investigation – called the decision “destructive of the criminal justice system and the rule of law” on Saturday morning.


Senator Mitt Romney, a Republican of Utah, described the decision as “unprecedented, historic corruption”.

Former federal attorney on Roger Stone: Trump basically commuted a co-conspirator's sentence





 

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Did the Orange Dotard understand the process?

Roger Stone’s Ongoing Appeal Still Pits Him Against Justice Department

  • Trump granted long-time confidant a commutation, not a pardon
  • Arguments due from Stone by Aug. 17 on request for new trial





Roger Stone’s commutation by President Donald Trump spares the Republican operative from spending more than three years at a federal lockup in rural Georgia, but his legal journey is far from over.

Even after Trump’s controversial act of clemency for his longtime friend and political booster, Stone’s conviction from November -- for lying to Congress during the probe into Russian election interference -- is still intact.

That’s because Trump’s act of clemency -- one that he made up his mind about some time ago, according to three people familiar with the situation -- wasn’t the full pardon he could have handed down.


The president’s direction to the White House counsel’s office was to move ahead with a commutation, not a pardon, two people said, in keeping with Stone’s stated wish to clear his name.

A pardon would have required Stone to abandon the appeal he filed in April after U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington denied his request for a new trial. Stone, 67, has said he’s eager to clear his name and overturn a conviction he says is the result of a politically biased judge and jury -- claims frequently echoed by Trump.

“A pardon includes acceptance of guilt and ends the appeals process. The commutation allows me to go forward with the appeals,” Stone said in a text message on Saturday.
 

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There isn't any proof that the protesters in the video broke down the gate.




I'm not denying that the gate got broken but when it happened is a total mystery, there seems to be some evidence that it was open when the protesters walked through and past their house.

I am not prepared to believe a word the couple has said because they have already hyperbolized it to a ridiculous degree.



And if that isn't good enough check out their lawyer's comments:
Police seize rifle from St. Louis couple who pulled guns on Black Lives Matter protesters
Mark and Patricia McCloskey went viral last month after brandishing weapons at a group protesting police brutality and actions by the city's mayor.




A husband and wife who were caught on video brandishing firearms at protesters outside their St. Louis home have turned their rifle over to police after a search warrant was executed.

Authorities went to Mark and Patricia McCloskey's home Friday amid an ongoing investigation into the incident.


The couple went viral last month after arming themselves with a rifle and a handgun as they confronted a group protesting police brutality and recent actions by the city's mayor.

Still images and video of the confrontation circulated throughout social media as Black Lives Matter protests took place across the country following the death of George Floyd.

In a video of the June 28 incident, Mark McCloskey is heard yelling: "Get the h--- out of my neighborhood. Private property. Get out."

The confrontation ended with no injuries or arrests.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement Saturday that detectives executed a search warrant at the home in the affluent St. Louis neighborhood of Central West End.

"Seized as evidence from the residence was a Colt, semi-automatic, .223 caliber rifle," the statement said.
 

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Robert Mueller writes an op-ed defending the prosecution of Roger Stone:




Robert Mueller: Roger Stone remains a convicted felon, and rightly so

The work of the special counsel’s office — its report, indictments, guilty pleas and convictions — should speak for itself. But I feel compelled to respond both to broad claims that our investigation was illegitimate and our motives were improper, and to specific claims that Roger Stone was a victim of our office. The Russia investigation was of paramount importance. Stone was prosecuted and convicted because he committed federal crimes. He remains a convicted felon, and rightly so.

Russia’s actions were a threat to America’s democracy. It was critical that they be investigated and understood. By late 2016, the FBI had evidence that the Russians had signaled to a Trump campaign adviser that they could assist the campaign through the anonymous release of information damaging to the Democratic candidate. And the FBI knew that the Russians had done just that: Beginning in July 2016, WikiLeaks released emails stolen by Russian military intelligence officers from the Clinton campaign. Other online personas using false names — fronts for Russian military intelligence — also released Clinton campaign emails.
 
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