Rapid DNA testing reveals a THIRD of migrants faked family relationship with children to claim asylum during ICE pilot of the procedure in Texas

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement pilot of new rapid DNA testing at the border has found that nearly a third of those tested were not biologically related to the children in their custody.

ICE conducted the pilot for a few days earlier this month in El Paso and McAllen, Texas, finding about 30 per cent of those tested were not related to the children they claimed were their own, an official told the Washington Examiner

The official said that these were not cases of step-fathers or adoptive parents.

‘Those were not the case. In these cases, they are misrepresented as family members,’ the official said.

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Peter Thiel and the populist right’s embrace of broken capitalism theory – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

When, in a speech Sunday, Peter Thiel wasn’t lamenting Silicon Valley’s failure to produce a working warp engine or musing about “seemingly treasonous” actions by Google executives, he was suggesting a familiar economic argument .

Source: Peter Thiel and the populist right’s embrace of broken capitalism theory – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Trump Points Out The Obvious. Everybody Apparently Loses Their Damned Minds by Thomas Kendall

*I had the first night of decent sleep in several days (Yes, Dan is home.) And woke up to my friend whose middle name might or might not be Jefferson (he claims it’s not) burning up the phone line. I had NO EARTHLY what he was talking about, since the last days have been rather busy with household/family stuff.

Source: Trump Points Out The Obvious. Everybody Apparently Loses Their Damned Minds by Thomas Kendall

Capitalism is Saving the Planet

Today we are going to talk about a phenomenon which is often referred to as the Environmental Kuznets Curve. The theory behind this idea can be summed up in these three steps:

1. When an economy is primarily pre-industrial and agrarian, the environment is usually clean and untouched by pollutants from industrial economic activities.

2. As the economy shifts towards development and industrialization, the environment is at a higher risk of being harmed by pollution and depletion of natural resources.

3. The curve then returns to a cleaner environment when economic growth continues, and people choose to spend their incomes on improving the environment by cleaning water and improving air quality. People become more aware of the benefits to the environment.

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Former ICE Director Tom Homan Leaves AOC Speechless on Immigration

NEW SOCIALIST “IT GIRL” CONTINUES TO PAY DIVIDENDS: Former ICE Director Tom Homan Leaves Ocasio-Cortez Speechless On Immigration . Homan noted that, while he did not write the policy, he had made “numerous recommendations” to Homeland Security, including implementing a “zero tolerance” policy for illegal border crossers. “Which includes family separation,” Ocasio-Cortez interrupted. “The same as it is with every U.S. citizen,” Homan shot back. “Parent [who] gets arrested with a child.” After a brief pause, a seemingly rattled Ocasio-Cortez said, “Zero tolerance was interpreted as the policy that separated the children from their parents.” “If I get arrested for DUI and I have a young child in the car I’m gonna be separated,” Homan said. “When I was a police officer in New York and I arrested a father for domestic violence, I separated that father from his family.” “Mr.

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One Better Term for So-Called “Trade Deficits” is “Goods Surpluses”

(Don Boudreaux) Tweet AIER president – and GMU Econ alum – Ed Stringham explains the folly of fretting about so-called “trade deficits.”

Source: One Better Term for So-Called “Trade Deficits” is “Goods Surpluses”

In a free market, a trade between any two entities occurs when each side believes it’s getting the better part of the deal. So if buyers in Gondwanaland buy widgets from sellers in Elbonia, it’s because the buyers in Gondwanaland value the widgets more than they value the money they’re paying, and the sellers in Elbonia value the money they’re getting more than the widgets they’re selling.

So from that perspective, there is no trade deficit. At worst, it’s an even trade.

Media does a poor job of fact checking itself in reporting on the President

Sharyl Attkisson: We the media have “fact-checked” President Trump like we have fact-checked no other human being on the planet—and he’s certainly given us plenty to write about. That’s probably why it’s so easy to find lists enumerating and examining his mistakes , missteps and “ lies .” But as self-appointed arbiters of truth, we’ve largely excused our own unprecedented string of fact-challenged reporting.

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