January 21, 2019
“Hate serves to destroy. Love serves to build up. Hate seeks destructive ends. Love seeks constructive ends. Hate seeks to annihilate. Love seeks to convert. Hate seeks to live in monologue. Love seeks to live in dialogue.”
Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. In 1983 Pres. Reagan declared the third Monday in January a federal holiday honoring the prominent and influential civil rights leader who was assassinated in 1968. Read more here:
Three things you should know about President Trump’s latest proposal aimed at ending the longest partial gov’t shutdown in U.S. history.
The bid to end the shutdown seeks $5.7B in border funding for “steel barriers in high-priority locations” – “not a 2,000-mile concrete structure from sea to sea.”
The New Offer: 3-year extended protections (NOT amnesty or pathway to citizenship) for some groups in exchange for border $$.
Extend Protections For Those Whose Legal Status Is In Peril
However some Republicans are open to this proposal as the start of more negotiations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to bring Pres. Trump’s proposal to the Senate floor for a vote on Tuesday, which will be day 32 of the partial government shutdown.
“I need a nap.”
“We think it’s great.”
“Let´s do this, together. Let´s claim our future. For ourselves, for our children, and for our country.”
“We currently assess this airstrike killed fifty-two (52) militants.”
“In my 30 years with the Border Patrol, I have not been part of arresting a group of 376 people.”
Five Americans died in service to the nation last week…
Their sacrifice & what to know about the global war on terror.
- Army Ranger (26) died as a result of wounds battling ISIS in Afghanistan during his 2nd deployment.
- His wife is expecting their first baby, according to reports.
“The entire nation should strive to emulate the warrior, patriot and husband that Cameron was.”
- Army Special Forces aka “Green Beret” (37) died in suicide attack in Syria.
- Married with 4 children.
- 6 combat tours overseas.
“…the kind of person you want to be around, you want your kids to be around.”
- Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician (35)
- 1st U.S. woman killed in combat against ISIS. Spoke 7 languages.
“Those of us who knew her personally will remember her brilliant mind, loving nature, and always hold her as our small-town hero.”
- Civilian & former Navy SEAL (42) working for the Defense Intelligence Agency, serving “multiple deployments.”
“He was the ultimate hero… He was a true warrior with the heart of a teddy bear.”
How will conflict end *OR* evolve?
One American who made the ultimate sacrifice in Syria remains unidentified - a practice often reserved for those who have worked in the clandestine units of the U.S. military.
“… it’s fairly rare to have all these things kind of come together at the same time.”
“… it would be better if you were in Washington negotiating with me.”
“Sometimes I loved him, sometimes I didn’t.”
“It appeared to be quite serious, there was lots of glass over the road as well as debris.”
“… she started brushing up against the boat. She was just this big beautiful gentle giant.”
A new gov’t report reveals more children may have been separated than previously reported & sheds lights on reunification efforts.
April – June: Est. 2,342 children were separated from families & put in gov’t custody under the “zero tolerance” policy (req’d arrest of any adult crossing illegally). Previously, adults w/ child(ren) may avoid arrest.
June: Federal court ordered gov’t to end to policy & reunify all children separated (then at 2,654) of families who met certain criteria.
“HHS faced challenges in identifying separated children… The effort undertaken by HHS was complex, fast-moving, and resource-intensive. (The IG) report provides a window into the herculean work of the HHS career staff to ‘rapidly identify children in (its) care who had been separated from their parents and reunify them.”
In addition to the minors (under 18) separated from their families or guardians at the border, the gov't has another 10,000 who crossed the border alone (commonly referred to as Unaccompanied Alien Children ) in custody awaiting judicial resolution of their immigration status.
“I strongly urge the president to forcefully respond and ensure we do not withdraw our troops until ISIS is completely destroyed.”
“Twenty-six days into the federal government shutdown, we are bringing some long-term relief to furloughed workers, but we still need to reopen the government immediately. The promise of back pay will not cover the cost of rent or groceries today. It won’t make a car payment or cover prescriptions.”
“I believe it is my duty to deliver on the British people’s instruction to leave the European Union and I intend to do so.”
“If you looked at him and talked to him, you’d say, ‘This guy is destined to change the world. And he did.'”
“The only thing I terrorize is the rim.”
“I didn’t create the concept for Instagram, but once I painted the first object and held [it in my] hand, I immediately recognized Instagram as the vehicle.”
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