Monday, September 5, 2016

80 Percent Captured at Border Set Free in U.S., Says Border Agent

Breitbart ^ | 5 Sep 2016 | BOB PRICE 

A U.S. Border Patrol agent told Fox News Channel that eight out of ten illegal immigrants who are captured at the border are initially set free into the United States.
Border Patrol Agent Hector Garza, acting in his role as president of the National Border Patrol Council, Local 2455, appeared on Fox News Channel recently to discuss border security and the need for building a wall. “Eight out of ten people that are caught entering our country illegally are not deported and are allowed to stay in the United States,” Garza explained. “Unfortunately for Border Patrol agents, we are trying to do our jobs as best we can with the very limited resources that we have.”
Garza expressed his frustration at the lack of resources made available to the agents charged with defending this nation’s borders.
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Americans now spend more on drinking and eating establishments than they do at grocery stores!

My Budget 360 ^ | September 2016 

Over 17 million kids went to college to be waiters or flight attendants. ___
There are many reasons why so many people now work in the low wage sectors of America. As it turns out, the eating habits of Americans have changed dramatically. Only in the last couple of years have Americans spent more on eating out than they do on actual groceries. Too bad the median annual pay for waiters and waitresses in 2015 was $19,250 with tips included. Companies still haven’t figured out how to outsource servers but our manufacturing base that once provided millions with good paying jobs is completely decimated. It also may have to do with a large number of young Americans living at home. Since homeownership is on the decline with the young, discretionary spending on eating out is up. Way up.
Spending on eating out
It is an interesting cross point that for the first time in a generation people are spending more on eating out than they do on groceries. Are Americans just not cooking as much? Is there a preference simply for eating out? Or is it because the rise of the two-income household leaves no time for cooking?
It is probably a mix. But it might also be a part of the culture where people now feel as they should eat out more often. Here is the data:

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From FBI fragments, a question: Did Team Clinton destroy evidence under subpoena?

The Washington Examiner ^ | September 3, 2016 | Byron York 

The incomplete records of the Hillary Clinton email investigation released by the FBI raise questions about the conduct not only of Clinton but of her top aides and the staffers working under their direction. Perhaps the most serious is whether the Clinton team destroyed evidence which they were under legal order to save and produce to congressional investigators.
Out of a massive investigation, the FBI has released just two documents: a heavily-redacted version of its summary report and a writeup — the so-called 302 — from agents' July 2 interview with Clinton. The rest, including reports from interviews with other players, remains secret, although the FBI has shared it with Congress, with redactions and under tight viewing restrictions.
Shortly after the two documents were released on the Friday afternoon before Labor Day, Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, sent out a statement suggesting he does not believe the documents tell the full story, and that if the full story were told it might suggest wrongdoing on the part of the Clinton team.
"The FBI selectively releasing Secretary Clinton's interview summary is of little benefit to the public unless and until all relevant documents and witness interview summaries are released," Gowdy said. "The public is entitled to all relative information, including the testimony of the witnesses at Platte River Networks, the entity which maintained the private server. The public will find the timeline and witness responses and failures to respond instructive."
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Trump’s Florida Team Delivering Supplies to Those Affected by Cyclone Hermine

Donald J. Trump Facebook via Dan Scavino on Twitter via Twitchy via Young Conservatives ^ | 9/4/2016 | Donald J. Trump Facebook via Dan Scavino on Twitter via Twitchy via Young Conservatives John S. Robe 

Progressives don’t pay attention to what’s important.
Sure, they’re up-to-date with the Kardashians and how incredibly awesome Hillary Clinton is, but they’re not really good for much else.
While Hillary was fundraising and Barack Obama was vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard, Donald Trump flew down to Louisiana to distribute supplies to those affected by the massive flooding.
Progressives yawned.
Now, Trump’s Florida team is doing what it can to people who are dealing with the powerful post-tropical cyclone Hermine.
Where’s Hillary, liberals?
Where are your beloved Democrat “leaders?”
Trump is looking more presidential by the day. Too bad the mainstream media fails to do their job on a daily basis.
The main difference between him and Clinton is that Trump isn’t wearing thin.
He’s still going strong, and so is his team.
If Hillary can barely get through campaigning, how can she be expected to effectively run the free world?
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Yes, Donald Trump Has a Path to 270 Electoral Votes

The Weekly Standard ^ | September 1, 2016 | Jeffrey H. Anderson 

It's hard to think of a more irresistible morsel of dubious conventional wisdom than the claim that, driven by demographic change, the presidential electoral map now greatly favors the Democrats. The latest propagation of this myth is found in a long piece by National Review Online's chief political correspondent, Tim Alberta ("Does Donald Trump Have a Path to 270?"), from which Mark Levin read aloud at great length during his radio program on Tuesday. Levin, who has yet to say how he'll cast his vote for president, framed Alberta's piece as being authoritative in portraying dire straits for Donald Trump.
Alberta asserts that the Democrats "entered 2016 with a decided advantage" in the race to get to 270 electoral votes and asks whether Trump "has any realistic path to defeating Hillary Clinton." He immediately responds, "The answer, barring unforeseen and politically transcendent developments, is no." As Alberta explains it, this is largely because, even if Trump were to turn in "a series of virtuoso performances" in the upcoming debates—an unrealistically high bar for any candidate—he "would still be hampered by the one thing he cannot change: the Electoral College." In other words, Alberta claims, Trump likely wouldn't be able to scale "the blue wall" that holds Republicans' presidential hopes at bay.
In truth, however, this "blue wall" doesn't exist. The Electoral College does not give a clear advantage to either political party. Democrats have won the electoral vote in four of the past six presidential elections because they have won the popular vote in five of the past six presidential elections. Indeed, one need look back only four Olympiads—to the year of Michael Phelps's first Olympics—to find an example of a Democratic nominee losing the electoral vote despite winning the national popular vote—and by more than half a percentage point....
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Young Blacks Voice Skepticism on Hillary Clinton, Worrying Democrats

NY Times ^ | Sept. 4, 2016 | JONATHAN MARTIN 

When a handful of liberal advocacy organizations convened a series of focus groups with young black voters last month, the assessments of Donald J. Trump were predictably unsparing.
But when the participants were asked about Hillary Clinton, their appraisals were just as blunt and nearly as biting.
“What am I supposed to do if I don’t like him and I don’t trust her?” a millennial black woman in Ohio asked. “Choose between being stabbed and being shot? No way!”
“She was part of the whole problem that started sending blacks to jail,” a young black man, also from Ohio, observed about Mrs. Clinton.
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