Decoding Party Politics and the Mass Media is a refined art form.
Decoding these enigmas in the United Kingdom became slightly easier in 1987.
“A Conflict of Interest” is the twelfth episode of the BBC comedy series Yes, Prime Minister and was first broadcast 31 December 1987…
“The only way to understand the Press is to remember that they pander to their readers’ prejudices.”
Don’t tell me about the press, I know exactly who reads the papers:
The Daily Mirror is read by people who think they run the country;
The Guardian is read by people who think they ought to run the country;
The Times is read by people who actually do run the country;
the Daily Mail is read by the wives of the people who run the country;
the Financial Times is read by people who own the country;
The Morning Star is read by people who think the country ought to be run by another country; and
The Daily Telegraph is read by people who think it is.
Prime Minister, what about the people who read The Sun?
Sun readers don’t care who runs the country, as long as she’s got big tits.
Decoding these enigmas in North America is a lot harder when viewed through the distorting lenses of the mainstream [and alternative] American Fish Bowl Media.
This is especially true when the News Speak is reduced down to simple slogans like “Racism” and “Immigration”.
However, the alternative American Fish Bowl Media displays some signs of life [above the mouth] and occasionally provides some useful insights and information.
Areas throughout the US where towns and counties are designated as “Sanctuary Cities” appeared to correlate with the Democrat vote in the 2016 presidential election, according to an analysis of election maps.
Some of the same blue areas in the nation were also sites of major protests against President Elect Donald Trump Wednesday, primarily motivated by the George Soros-funded MoveOn.org.
“Within two hours of the call-to-action, MoveOn members had created more than 200 gatherings nationwide, with the number continuing to grow on Wednesday afternoon,” the organization said in a letter to followers – leading to protests and riots erupting across the nation including in Sanctuary Cities such as Austin, Los Angeles, Boston and New York City.
Map Shows Sanctuary City Islands of Blue In Sea of Red
Infowars.com – 10 Nov 2016
So what are these Sanctuary Cities?
A sanctuary city is a city in the United States or Canada that adopts local policies designed to not prosecute people solely for being an undocumented individual in the country in which they are currently living.
These practices can be by law (de jure) or they can be in fact (de facto).
The term generally applies to cities that do not allow municipal funds or resources to be used to enforce national immigration laws, usually by not allowing police or municipal employees to inquire about an individual’s immigration status.
The designation has no legal meaning.
Identifying these Sanctuary Cities is not a precise science because local authorities do not have to publicly announce their “de facto” policies.
Wikipedia, for example, suggests 31 American cities have “sanctuary” ordinances.
Local governments in certain cities in the United States began designating themselves as sanctuary cities during the 1980s.
However, the term “sanctuary city” is often used incorrectly to describe trust acts or community policing policies that limit entanglement between local police and federal immigration authorities.
The policy was first initiated in 1979 in Los Angeles, to prevent police from inquiring about the immigration status of arrestees.
The internal policy, “Special Order 40”, states:
“Officers shall not initiate police action with the objective of discovering the alien status of a person.
Officers shall not arrest nor book persons for violation of title 8, section 1325 of the United States Immigration code (Illegal Entry).”
Some of the 31 American cities are Los Angeles (the first since 1979); Washington, D.C.; New York City (see also Illegal immigration in New York City); Jersey City; Berkeley, California; Coachella, California; Philadelphia; San Francisco; Santa Ana; San Jose; Oakland; Salt Lake City; Dallas; Detroit; Chicago; Salinas, California; Minneapolis; Miami; Denver; Baltimore; Seattle; Portland, Oregon; New Haven; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Somerville; Cambridge; and Portland, Maine.
These cities have adopted “sanctuary” ordinances banning city employees and police officers from asking people about their immigration status.
Whilst the Center for Immigration Studies comes up with a list of “about 300 jurisdictions”.
About 300 jurisdictions have been identified by ICE as having a policy that is non-cooperative and obstructs immigration enforcement (as of September 2015).
The Center for Immigration Studies – Map: Sanctuary Cities, Counties, and States
Burrowing deeper into the Sanctuary City Rabbit Hole you encounter Voter ID Laws, Vote-by-mail legislation, Electronic Voting regulations and the Catch and Release protocol that are all subject to politicised interpretation and/or control.
A voter ID law is a law that requires a person to show some form of identification in order to vote or receive a ballot for an election. In jurisdictions requiring voter IDs, the voters must present a photo ID.
Because of perceptions of a differing means to obtain identification on the basis of socioeconomic status, age, or race, some people consider these laws as controversial.
Vote-by-mail is a variation of postal voting in the United States in which a ballot is mailed to the home of a registered voter, the voter fills it out and returns it via postal mail.
Many vote-by-mail jurisdictions enlist the help of volunteers to take ballots in walk up “Drop off Booths” or drive-up “Quick Drop” locations.
In Texas, electoral fraud occurring over the years involves political operatives engaged by candidates illegally aid those eligible to vote by mail, usually voters over 65 years of age or voters with a disability.
Electronic voting (also known as e-voting) is voting using electronic means to either aid or take care of the chores of casting and counting votes
During 2008, Congressman Holt, because of an increasing concern regarding the insecurities surrounding the use of electronic voting technology, submitted additional bills to Congress regarding the future of electronic voting.
One, called the “Emergency Assistance for Secure Elections Act of 2008” (HR5036), states that the General Services Administration will reimburse states for the extra costs of providing paper ballots to citizens, and the costs needed to hire people to count them.
This bill was introduced to the House on January 17, 2008.
A voting date has not yet been determined.
Catch and release is the unofficial name for a protocol historically followed by immigration enforcement agencies in the United States (specifically, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection) where people caught for being in unlawful immigration status are released while they wait for a hearing with an immigration judge.
The policy officially ended in 2006 under President George W. Bush and United States Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, where it was replaced by a catch and return or catch and detain policy.
However, some critics of immigration enforcement in subsequent years, particularly under the presidency of Barack Obama, have dubbed various policies and practices under the administration as catch-and-release policies.
The Original list of Sanctuary Cities, USA – Ohio Jobs & Justice PAC
What a shambles!
I guess that gives Donald Trump four years to prove Lionel Nation and Ron Paul wrong.
On his transition website GreatAgain.gov, the Trump team has laid out the framework of his initial policies…
overhaul in immigration policies…
i) Build a Wall on the Southern Border;
ii) End Catch-and-Release;
iii) Zero Tolerance for Criminal Aliens;
iv) Block Funding for Sanctuary Cities;
v) Cancel Unconstitutional Executive Orders & Enforce All Immigration Laws;
vi) Suspend the Issuance of Visas to Any Place Where Adequate Screening Cannot Occur;
vii) Ensure that Other Countries Take Their People Back When We Order Them Deported;
viii) Finally Complete the Biometric Entry-Exit Visa Tracking System;
ix) Turn Off the Jobs and Benefits Magnet
Trump Reveals Policy Goals
ZeroHedge.com – Tyler Durden – 10 Nov 2016
Grab your popcorn…