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Arkansas Granny

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I know people say that Alexa listens in, but does my cell phone eavesdrop on me?

The other night I was visiting at my daughter's house. My granddaughter was playing various songs on the tv with youtube for background noise while we were talking. I asked if she had ever heard an old favorite of mine so she called it up and played it. The next morning I had a google pop up asking if I wanted to hear more songs like the 30 year old song I had mentioned the night before.

What's up with that? I didn't do a search for the song or play it on my phone. It was just sitting on a table in the same room. I'm starting to hear the Twilight Zone theme song in the back of my mind.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Apr 19, 2019, 01:38 PM (10 replies)

Militia in New Mexico Detains Asylum Seekers at Gunpoint

ALBUQUERQUE — A right-wing militia group operating in southern New Mexico has begun stopping groups of migrant families and detaining them at gunpoint before handing them over to Border Patrol agents, raising tension over the tactics of armed vigilantes along the border between the United States and Mexico.
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Professed militias have long operated along the border with attempts to curb the flow of undocumented migrants into the United States. But targeting the recent influx of families, who are legally allowed to request asylum and often quickly surrender to Border Patrol agents, is raising tension with human rights activists in this part of the West.

The American Civil Liberties Union denounced the militia’s actions in a letter on Thursday that asked New Mexico’s governor and attorney general to investigate the group. The A.C.L.U. said the militia had no legal authority under New Mexico or federal law to detain or arrest migrants in the United States.
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In a statement, Hector Balderas, New Mexico’s attorney general, said: “These individuals should not attempt to exercise authority reserved for law enforcement.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/18/us/new-mexico-militia.html


Here's another article:

ACLU Condemns ‘Vigilantes’ Who Are Allegedly Detaining Migrants On The Border

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico on Thursday called for state authorities to investigate a small group of armed U.S. citizens who they alleged is illegally detaining migrants entering the United States.

The United Constitutional Patriots, who claim to be mainly military veterans, have been patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border near Sunland Park, New Mexico, since late February in search of illegal border crossers.

They post near-daily videos showing members dressed in camouflage and armed with semi-automatic rifles holding groups of migrants, many of them Central American families seeking asylum until U.S. Border Patrol agents arrive to arrest them.

The small volunteer group says it is helping Border Patrol deal with a surge in undocumented migrants but civil rights organizations like the ACLU say it is a “fascist militia organization” operating outside the law.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/united-constitutional-patriots-detain-migrants_n_5cb9664ee4b06605e3ed3778


Why aren't these "patriots" being arrested for kidnapping and terrorizing? Surely none of these actions can be legal.

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Apr 19, 2019, 11:18 AM (2 replies)

"We don't have an attorney general"

A little over a year ago, President Trump grew so frustrated with the failure of Jeff Sessions to protect him from the Russia investigation that he exclaimed:

“I don’t have an attorney general.”

Now that William P. Barr gave a news conference marked by a remarkably dishonest effort to pre-spin the Mueller report, and now that we have seen much of the report itself, the upshot of the day’s events can be summed up in one, similar sentence:

“We don’t have an attorney general.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/04/18/mueller-report-makes-it-clear-trump-obstructed-justice/?utm_term=.d041a0dd5286#click=https://t.co/oVXtFeuKqA


Posted by Arkansas Granny | Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:22 AM (4 replies)

Never forget that the Russians interfered with the 2016 election

https://twitter.com/JudyWoodruff/status/1118898888717545473?s=20


Judy Woodruff

@JudyWoodruff
let this not be lost in Mueller Report: "The Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion." Part I, page 9

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10:27 AM - Apr 18, 2019
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Apr 18, 2019, 11:53 AM (0 replies)

Trump's team saw the Mueller report earlier this week.

https://twitter.com/Yamiche/status/1118889721504182272?s=20


Yamiche Alcindor

@Yamiche
I just confirmed this with Rudy Giuliani. So now it is clear that President Trump, the WH, and President Trump’s personal lawyers have known for a while what’s in the redacted Mueller Report while Congress and the public wait to see it.

Jonathan Swan

@jonathanvswan
Trump’s personal lawyer Jay Sekulow just told me he first saw the Mueller report on Tuesday afternoon. Trump’s legal team, including the Raskins, made two visits to the Justice Department to view the report securely — late Tuesday and early Wednesday, Sekulow said.

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9:51 AM - Apr 18, 2019
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Apr 18, 2019, 11:11 AM (2 replies)

Trump is giving Fox News free advertising.

https://twitter.com/Yamiche/status/1118855811541942272?s=20

Yamiche Alcindor

@Yamiche
President Trump advertising where to watch AG Barr's presser. Reminder: The WH has been briefed on the report but the reporters in the room with Barr will not have seen the report.

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump
Attorney General William Barr’s Press Conference today at 9:30 AM ET. Watch on @FoxNews @OANN

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7:36 AM - Apr 18, 2019
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Apr 18, 2019, 08:43 AM (0 replies)

Ivanka Trump says she passed up World Bank post

White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump says her father asked her if she was interested in taking the job of World Bank chief but she passed on it.

The president's daughter said Wednesday in an interview with the Associated Press she was happy with her current role in the administration. She spoke during a trip to Africa to promote a global women's initiative.

The elder Trump daughter says her father raised the job with her as "a question" and she told him she was "happy with the work" she's doing.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ivanka-trump-says-she-passed-up-world-bank-post/


I'm not exactly sure what Ivanka thinks she is actually doing in the administration, but I think we can all breathe a sigh of relief that she prefers that to being World Bank Chief.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed Apr 17, 2019, 03:22 PM (5 replies)

If Fox News Covered Trump like the did Obama.

https://twitter.com/krassenstein/status/1118327466660024320?s=20
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed Apr 17, 2019, 08:47 AM (2 replies)

Tucker Carlson guest, Mark Steyn, says Notre Dame fire due to "godlessness" in France

Tucker Carlson guest Mark Steyn reacts to Notre Dame fire by calling the French "Godless" and portraying France as overrun by Muslims

MARK STEYN (GUEST: Christendom is in retreat in Europe, and in France particularly - France has actually quite an aggressive belief in secularism and according to some polls, the French are even by the standards of the modern Western world among the most Godless people in that sense. Three years ago, in that terrible summer that began with the Nice truck killings, when it seemed as if the entire French state was unraveling, I went to Rouen cathedral for the funeral of Hamel, the French priest who had his throat cut at mass. And I went to the basilica of Saint-Denis, which is in the north of Paris where the French kings are buried.

And basically is a Christian museum in the heart of what is now a Muslim suburb in effect. There is no sense of Christianity outside of the walls of that cathedral. And it was after that that I went to then Notre Dame because you do have the sense that a living, breathing faith is just becoming actually a museum. An art gallery. A storage facility. And the French who were on the streets in tears this evening, on the streets of Paris - I don't think they're mourning just history or architecture or art or culture. They are mourning something else. But what that something else post-Christian France can't quite identify it. That's really the conundrum. When Monsieur Macron says we're going to rebuild it - rebuild it for what? When people talk about oh the heart of France has died - what is in the soul of France? What is this? Is it just the building or something more?

https://www.mediamatters.org/video/2019/04/15/tucker-carlson-guest-mark-steyn-reacts-notre-dame-fire-calling-french-godless-and-portraying-france/223453


How low can you go? Just look to Fox News for an answer.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:07 AM (22 replies)

Amy Klobuchar: "Try me."

https://twitter.com/amyklobuchar/status/1117827912353370118?s=20


Amy Klobuchar: "Try me."

Amy Klobuchar

@amyklobuchar
Try me! https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/14/politics/sarah-sanders-trump-tax-returns-democrats/index.html

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11:31 AM - Apr 15, 2019
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Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon Apr 15, 2019, 12:41 PM (16 replies)
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