The Censusgate scandal just took a shocking new twist, as a newly disclosed Department of Justice memo revealed that the Trump administration is considering sharing census responses with law enforcement, including ICE. This would, in short, weaponize the census. Census responses are required by the Census Act to be totally confidential. As recently as May 7, 2018, the Census Bureau stated its “absolute commitment to confidentiality.” But in a June 12 email, a DOJ official told Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore that “I don’t think we want to say too much” about the confidentiality of census responses in case the issues “come up later for renewed debate.” Until this email was released, no one knew there was any such “debate.” The email surfaced in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s proposal to add a citizenship question to the census. Critics (including this writer) had railed against the proposal, … [Read more...] about New Email: Trump Administration ‘Debates’ Weaponizing Census to Aid ICE
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New projections from Statistics Sweden indicate the population could rise by more than a million within the next decade due to mass migration and migrants having many children. The current population of Sweden has just recently passed the 10 million mark and according to new projections, the number will rise by another million within the next decade. Since 2014, the population has increased by over 100,000 people per year, mostly due to mass migration.In 2015 alone, Sweden took in 163,000 asylum seekers. A recent report showed the already heavily migrant-populated southern city of Malmö had grown in the last year due solely to immigration. Statistics Sweden believes the trend of mass migration will slow down in the near future. Recent statements from Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, who said the previous open door policy to migrants would be over after the Stockholm terror attack last Friday, may support that analysis. The agency claims that child … [Read more...] about Migration and Migrant Children to Boost Sweden Population to 11 Million by 2026
A $106 million donation to three public institutions — UCSF, UC Berkeley and the University of Washington — will create a “neurohub” meant to speed up development of therapies for intractable brain disorders like stroke, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. The gift, announced Tuesday, comes from the Weill Family Foundation. It piggybacks a $185 million donation from the same family to UCSF three years ago, for the creation of a neuroscience institute and construction of a new building at the Mission Bay campus. The new donation is meant to draw together the data-driven and engineering work done at UC Berkeley with the patient-focused research at UCSF and the University of Washington, said scientists at all three institutions. It’s unusual, they added, for such a donation to link three otherwise unaffiliated research facilities. But the brain presents a unique challenge in medicine, scientists said. It therefore requires unique approaches to study. … [Read more...] about Donor gifts $106 million for brain research at UCSF, UC Berkeley and University of Washington
The advance numbers for this Saturday’s March for Science are impressive: 480 marches around the world, over 200 partner organizations, 1.3 million supporters signed up in seven days. The March for Science has emphasized throughout that it is non-partisan (in part, no doubt, to protect the government employees and scientists who are participating). “Yes, this is a protest, but it’s not a political protest,” one of the lead organizers has said. But the reality is that a million people would not be marching were it not for the Trump administration’s war on science, and that it’s the Republican Party that, for decades, has attacked the scientific method from economic or religious perspectives. What, beyond the incendiary rhetoric, does the “war on science” really mean? Here are three of its fronts. 1. Disregarding Science The first, and most obvious, of the Trump administration’s anti-science efforts has been to disregard science … [Read more...] about How the War on Science Is Really Fought
Members of the team of Russians who secured a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner also attempted to stage a show trial of anti-Putin campaigner Bill Browder on Capitol Hill. The trial, which would have come in the form of a congressional hearing, was scheduled for mid-June 2016 by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), a long-standing Russia ally who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe. During the hearing, Rohrabacher had planned to confront Browder with a feature-length pro-Kremlin propaganda movie that viciously attacks him—as well as at least two witnesses linked to the Russian authorities, including lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. Ultimately, the hearing was canceled when senior Republicans intervened and agreed to allow a hearing on Russia at the full committee level with a Moscow-sympathetic witness, according to multiple congressional aides. An email reviewed by The Daily Beast shows that before that June 14 hearing, … [Read more...] about GOP Lawmaker Got Direction From Moscow, Took It Back to D.C.