The spousal rule or privilege as it’s known, helps a husband and wife from having to testify against each other in order to keep marital harmony or bliss. The law differs in every State and the Federal government also has it’s own interpretation of it. This law applies to any criminal and civil litigation but it does not, at least in the Federal government, apply to administrative hearings, which all immigration cases are.
One of the questions that you are asked when you go before an immigration adjudicator is “where did you meet your spouse?” This question, while harmless, could lead to the destruction of a family, because if you met your spouse in the U.S. while they weren’t supposed to be there, then immediate removal is required and their chances of entering the U.S. or becoming a naturalized citizen have become almost nil, unless you can pay the hefty fine and are Bezos or Musk. The one thing about this exemption of the spousal privilege in administrative cases is that it disproportionately affects minorities, in this case Hispanics. This question only affects people that entered illegally through ground borders, not people that overstay a visa and it doesn’t affect people from Canada as they have unfettered access to the U.S. because of current mutual immigration policies and open border policies for Canadian citizens, which I completely agree with. This leaves only the southern border and the residents of the countries located there as the affected people. The adjudicator is careful to remind you that this is not a criminal proceeding but that answering any questions falsely could lead to criminal charges and fines and immediate removal, those charges do though have a statute of limitations, that’s why I can write this blarticle. The problem here is that if you met your spouse while she was in the country illegally and you have a child together, the government has determined that you have no protections. This change to the immigration policy is fairly recent and wasn’t around when the mass exodus of Europe to the U.S. was happening. The question, “where did you meet your spouse?” should have no role in the process. Are they just interested in your love story? No. Do they want to hear a romantic quip about how we saw each other across the room? No. (oddly enough though). What they are looking for, even though all kinds of criminal history checks are done both in the U.S. and from the country they are emigrating from, is a last ditch effort to not allow you entry. Being in the U.S. illegally, that’s prior to legal entry, disqualifies you from entering for 10 years for the first offense.
This country uses these people as cheap labor in numerous industries which helps keep prices relatively low, they even have laws that do not allow you to go to a business without a fair warning, in this case a week. This allows the business owner to prevent their cheap labor from being taken away. These people work endlessly but they are not suppose to fall in love or find a soul mate, they are supposed to be robots. That question, which could leave you open for intimidation and coercion for up to ten years by anyone that knows that person’s past, should be removed from the questionnaire. Some people even make it a business by charging these people massive amounts of money to either facilitate their marriage and/or keep their secret. Where they met should not be a deciding factor if they are eligible to be a family, it should be asked when making a biopic in an anniversary video to show their children and grand children about how brave grandma was.
The State Department has come to the conclusion that it was crickets that give you these headaches and memory loss and forever headaches/migraines. Their determinations are either made from not wanting to pay people money even though they put their lives at risk or because the U.S. does the same thing and applying or placing a law in the books might prove costly. It’s no secret that high energy weapons exist. Microwaves coupled with electromagnetic devices and/or whatever the hell their advanced tech weapons department, I’m guessing at the name, has come up with. It would be crazy for people to think that China or Russia have one upped us in this department. Those countries are playing catch up. To place something into law and then … say someone, in the U.S. tries to say that those symptoms are something they are experiencing, would be embarrassing and might circumvent any national security law if there is a law that states that these weapons exist. It’s a catch 22. They want to help, I’m sure of it, but they can’t state that the reasons for their ailments exist, at least not under any law. Maybe 50 to 100 years for now when people just say enough is enough. I don’t expect that lawmakers are going to convince the Executive branch to change their determination for now.
This is straight from the smart person, Google, where she/he tells me that….. “On Jan. 20, the nation’s largest insurer, UnitedHealth Group, reported its full-year 2020 profit of $15.4 billion, including $2.2 billion in profits for the fourth quarter, $3.2 billion in the third quarter and $6.6 billion in the second quarter.” And that’s profit alone during a pandemic. If we were to go to a government run health care system, like in most countries with way better health care, the government would not only have money for health care, it would have money for Social Security and it wouldn’t need to raise debt ceiling limits every four years and it would be cheaper for people because all the money gets pooled into one account instead of it being spread out to, how may companies, Google can you help me out….. ” In the United States, there are currently more than 900 health insurance companies that offer medical coverage.”…. Thanks Google…. That’s probably over 100 billion in profit alone every year. Better coverage, cheaper prices, better health care, save Social Security, maybe lower the over 20 trillion in debt that we owe? maybe…maybe not.
After reading the Washington Post article and thought how cool that whole conspiracy theory guessing game was, I thought I would give it a try.
Can you guess which of these statements are true?
The earth is neither flat or round, it’s actually a triangle.
The sun is made of American cheese, that’s why the Russians hate us, unlike the moon which is mozarella
A DHS Agent once overdosed a colleague with sleeping pills in an attempt to keep him from talking about criminal activity that he was involved in, same agent would then try and force himself on his colleagues wife after telling the other agent they were going to turn him in because they knew his wife was in the country illegally prior to their marriage, that same agent would then ignore his colleague about a possible terrorist incident because he was busy trying to find out what hotel a flight attendant was staying in, the possible terrorist incident, people involved, turned out to be tied to the December 2009 Christmas bombing, all while the agent was taking illegal steroids. That same agent would later seemingly hit on his colleague by asking him what was the size of his appendage. That agent is now retired early collecting a full pension. The other agent is retired with full benefits as well, even though he met his wife in the U.S..
Godzilla is real and running for President of the United States.
Alright, if you can’t guess which one is a fact, I’ll give you a clue, Godzilla isn’t running for President, she, most likely a she, is a fictional animal created for movies. One of them is 100% true.
So imagine that the theory of relativity was correct and that a black hole was maybe a time warp of space and matter allowing time to be bent and overlapped on itself. No human could survive the trip but what if we could send radio waves with messages that are in tune with brain waves? Do you think that’s how Einstein thought of his theory or how Da Vinci thought of helicopters way back when or how Newton thought of his principles? And if so why didn’t they send the formula for Nutella back, what’s wrong with these people?
This is the heading in a article printed by CNN. In April, in one of my blarticles, I wrote that we should send radio signals through a black hole to see if they would travel back in time. That article will be reposted. What are the chances that those radio signals from the middle of the galaxy might be some kind of futuristic event. I mean probably almost nil but the timing is funny as hell. Maybe the unexplained radio signals are some future version of us sending back a message, most likely saying “stop arguing about politics you losers and fix the environment”. Maybe they are sending us methods to prevent a major climate disaster. That would be cool, we wouldn’t listen because I’m sure we would be busy arguing about if it was actually the Russians or Chinese or Kim Jung Un sending the message to destroy our way of life and bringing an end to fast food restaurants, but it would be cool.
According to one of the smartest people I know, Google, time travel is possible if, and I quote “General relativity. Time travel to the past is theoretically possible in certain general relativity spacetime geometries that permit traveling faster than the speed of light, such as cosmic strings, traversable wormholes, and Alcubierre drives.” Now, all I need is to find one of these Alcubierre’s and travel back in time. I don’t understand why we haven’t done that yet, instead we kill them and eat them instead of eating Tuna. Wait that’s an Albacore, I think the Alcubierre drive must be that new feature with the Lucid Air Dream Edition.
Let me start by saying that this fight had the ghosts of the heavyweight divisions all time greats on the edge of their phantom couches. It was an amazing fight. There were no losers, at least from the fan perspective. I paid $70 for this fight and I feel like I ripped them off. It was an all time great fight between a boxer and puncher with the outcome of the fight in question until Fury started to bounce on his toes in the 9th round and then I got that feeling that it was over for Wilder. 277 pounds and bouncing on his toes to set up his rhythm, after taking those heavy shots that would short circuit a city, from Wilder!!! one of the heaviest punchers to ever be in the division. It must have disheartened Wilder, who, for his part, left everything in the ring to show that he was there for real and not to just pick up a paycheck. These two combatants have put the heavyweight division on the map and now the lower weights are going to have to play catch up to match the action in this fight.
Wilder, a true warrior, just not a pure boxer, who hits like he has titanium in his hands, put an effort and grit that you rarely see today. The first round was a no doubter as you can hear the thud of his punches on Fury’s body. And you could tell by Fury’s expression, one of the few times his poker face actually failed him, that those shots shocked him by the pure ferociousness and force that landed on his midsection. Lucky for Fury, he had a lot of shock absorber quality to that midsection, or it might have done some lasting affects. Fat absorbs punishment better than muscle, that’s why women fall on their derriere and guys fall on their heads to absorb punishment. If Wilder had aimed those thuds to the arms and shoulders, he would have much better success. That’s why you couldn’t knock out Tony Tubbs with a body shot, shock absorption. Wilder’s one weakness was that he actually thought that there was no way Fury could beat him, over confidence, which led to his doom. Wilder’s best fight was against Stiverne, in their first fight, where Wilder was very aware of Stiverne’s force and boxed beautifully by mixing agility, speed and force. If he had done that here, I think t would have been a very different fight. Mix the force with long jabs and movement and I believe he could have pulled it off but he chose to load up early and often which caused him spend most of his energy early and gave Fury the opportunity he needed to win.
Fury, who started out supremely over confident, lost that over, not the confidence, in the first round after feeling those jack hammer right hands of Wilder’s. It made Fury do what Wilder should have done, be cautiously aggressive. He mixed in beautiful head movement with quick jabs and good feints to lure in Wilder. It honed in his senses and timing because he did not want to taste that power up top. And when he did get a little too brave, Wilder deposited him on his fat head, shock absorption. He wouldn’t make that mistake after that round though and he showed what a true boxer puncher can do to a forceful puncher and that’s outlast him, pick him apart with timing, and set him up for the finish, which is exactly what he did. Overall, a great fight from a great boxer and a great puncher. But in the end, the sport is called boxing, not let’s see who can punch harder and that is why Fury had his hand raised while Wilder had his head dropped, again, shock absorption.
Who believes in conspiracy theories? Statistically speaking: almost everyone.
A team of researchers recently showed several thousand Americans a list of 20 common conspiracy theories and asked if they believed them. These included false conspiracy theories about the John F. Kennedy assassination, 5G cellular wireless technology, Barack Obama’s birth certificate, covid-19 and climate change. The result: Nine in 10 Americans believed in at least one conspiracy theory.
The study — led by Adam Enders of the University of Louisville and Joseph Uscinski of the University of Miami — surveyed a representative sample of 2,023 Americans in March 2020 and 2,015 more in October 2020. This article uses questions from their surveys to test your knowledge — and your credulity.
So, can you tell fact from fiction, or will you fall down the rabbit hole? Scroll down to find out.
1/6Let’s get started: Which of the statements below is true?
Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire accused of running an elite sex trafficking ring, was murdered to cover up the activities of his criminal network.
President John F. Kennedy was killed by a conspiracy rather than by a lone gunman.
The FBI kept tabs on civil rights leaders such as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., attempting to find compromising information and damage his reputation.
Regardless of who is officially in charge of the government and other organizations, there is a single group of people who secretly control events and rule the world together.
2/6Partisanship plays a role in what people believe: Both Republicans and Democrats are prone to believe conspiracy theories that make the other party look bad. Can you pick the true statement — or will you be blinded by party loyalty?
Republicans cheated their way to win the 2000, 2004 and 2016 presidential elections.
Hillary Clinton conspired to provide Russia with nuclear materials.
During Ronald Reagan’s presidency, government officials secretly and illegally sold weapons to Iran, and used the money to fund Nicaraguan revolutionaries.
Barack Obama faked his citizenship to become president.
Conspiracy theories follow a simple formula
Powerful people + Use deceitful or shadowy means + Benefit themselves or harm the public
Barack Obama faked his citizenship to become president.
Donald Trump faked having covid-19 to help his chances at reelection.
Hillary Clinton conspired to give Russia access to nuclear materials.
Real-world events sometimes follow this formula as well. Example: The Reagan administration acted secretly and illegally in the Iran-contra affair, and the FBI did spy on King. But the key difference is that these real incidents are backed up by evidence, facts and witnesses.
Conspiracy theories are different. They’re just theories. Most have no evidence to support them. They often connect unrelated facts to create an impression of plausibility.
Yet almost everyone believes at least one. According to Enders, “One thing I notice a lot in talking to colleagues, journalists and students — people don’t realize that a lot of people just believe weird stuff. A lot of this commotion about conspiracy theories, especially in the last four or five years, is fueled by this complete misunderstanding of the basic contours of public opinion.”Story continues below advertisement
3/6Conspiracy theorists commonly seize on subjects that most people have little expertise in, such as health and science, and therefore cannot easily be debunked. Half of Americans believe one of the claims in the list below, but only one is backed by evidence. Which of these is true?
The dangers of genetically modified foods are being hidden from the public.
The U.S. government secretly dosed Americans with LSD in an attempt to develop mind control technology.
The AIDS virus was created and spread around the world on purpose by a secret organization.
The coronavirus was purposely created and released by powerful people as part of a conspiracy.
4/6Some conspiracy theories are like astrology — entertaining nonsense that ultimately doesn’t hurt anyone. But some are bizarre, sinister or downright offensive. Which of these statements, if any, is correct?
School shootings, such as those in Newtown, Conn., and Parkland, Fla., are “false flag” attacks perpetrated by the government.
The number of Jews killed by the Nazis during World War II has been exaggerated on purpose.
Satanic sex traffickers control the government.
None of the above
Some of these theories are transparently absurd: The Holocaust was not exaggerated, mass shootings were not faked, and Satan worshippers don’t control the government.
Most Americans aren’t drawn to these dark ideas — instead, they more casually rely on false theories to explain tragedies including terrorist attacks or presidential deaths; or they enjoy nasty rumors about their political opponents. The belief in one false theory does not necessarily mean the belief in an alternate reality. But it sometimes can.
As Enders told us: “The political and psychological and social motivations that fuel beliefs in conspiracy theories are shared among all people.”Story continues below advertisement
5/6Let’s try another one: Which of the three statements below is true?
The U.S. government knew hundreds of Black men in Alabama had syphilis, but told them they had “bad blood” and withheld treatment as part of a medical experiment.
President Donald Trump faked having covid-19 in order to help his chances at reelection.
Donald Trump colluded with Russians to steal the presidency in 2016.
6/6Conspiracy theories often help powerful people — sometimes by putting other powerful people in the crosshairs, or by playing on prejudices. Which of these statements is correct?
A powerful family, the Rothschilds, through their wealth, controls governments, wars and many countries’ economies.
There is a “deep state” embedded in the government that operates in secret and without oversight.
Fossil fuel companies like Exxon knew about climate change for decades, but spread misinformation about the issue to deflect blame and influence environmental policies.
These theories have consequences. Since the 2020 election, Republicans have pursued election “audits” — recounts aimed at casting doubt on Joe Biden’s win. Other conspiracy theories, such as anti-vaccine narratives, threaten public health.
Eventually, you’ll run into a conspiracy theory that appeals to you politically or psychologically. So be careful and double-check your sources — or you could fall down the rabbit hole, too.
While I could probably get in a little trouble for copying their whole article, I just found it so interesting I wanted to share it. I took the test and I’m proud to say I aced it. I urge you to take the test and find out how freaking funny the answers are, or maybe scary funny, that kind of nervous laughter that makes you wonder, well, WTF…… Click on WTF to find out the WTF. It will take you to the test and answers.
As the U.S. grapples with how to best deal with the Central American countries of El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala and what is the best way to curb illegal immigration, it needs only to look at two scenarios, Iraq and Panama, the two countries that we invaded with our military and tried to rebuild. While Iraq is seemingly a failure, Panama is thriving 30 years later. Why is that? No seriously, why is that? I think it has to do with the fact that one country was a democracy prior and the other wasn’t. One is surrounded by dictators while the other isn’t but mainly because one uses our currency as the every day currency while the other doesn’t. So it seems that, while our current leadership tries to figure out a way to curb immigration by taking down the drug trade and introducing business opportunities, as I read in a recent article, and I applaud those efforts, wish I had thought of that, the best way to get that desired result is to look no further than why Panama worked and you don’t see an over flow of Panamanians at our border. It seems that if you find a way to invade, and the same reasons that you invaded Panama might work,, and you use the same nation rebuilding tactics in those countries, introduce the American Dollar as the main currency, you will get your desired result and you will cure immigration once and for all and you will undoubtedly go down as one of the most effective administrations in the history of this country. You will also have the added bonus of controlling those countries currency, as we are the only country that prints the American Dollar. Panama worked, make that your blue print. I get that an “invasion” might be a tad much… Figure out another way to make the U.S. Dollar their every day currency. I guarantee you it will work or my name isn’t Orville Redenbaucher. Alright, it isn’t and I can’t guarantee it will work but it did in Panama.
There are a lot of unseen bonuses if their currency was our dollar but the biggest is your influence over anyone from the east (China) trying to influence countries in our backyard. Plus the Euro is a perfect example on how expanding a currency can make it stronger. Prior to the formation of the Euro, there were maybe two or three currencies in Europe that were stronger than ours, now, all of Europe has a stronger currency than the U.S.. I’m not saying it has to be the answer but it would resolve a lot of problems on this side of the Atlantic. I know that the fear is that we would be the Germany of the Euro on this side but that kind of selfish attitude is why China is going to surpass us as the superpower of the world. Stop being selfish and start thinking out of the box a little.