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Hollywood Kowtows to Communist China
Arnold Ahlert    
Trump DHS to block more immigrants who 
rely on government assistance
by Anna Giaritelli
washingtonexaminer.com } ~ The Trump administration in October will enlarge the pool of immigrants who can be barred from entry or denied visa renewals because of their reliance on U.S. government benefits... according to a rule change published in the Federal Register. The Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services formally submitted the update to a 1999 rule on Monday. The rule further expands the definition of a "public charge," a term the government uses to indicate a noncitizen has a history of receiving long-term financial or other assistance. "Through the public charge rule, President Trump’s administration is reinforcing the ideals of our self-sufficiency and personal responsibility, ensuring that immigrants are able to support themselves and become successful here in America," USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli said during a press conference Monday morning. Immigrants seeking to enter the United States for the first time as well as those seeking renewal of visas will be judged based on assistance they have accepted from the federal government for at least 12 months in any 36-month period, including cash benefits, Supplemental Security Income, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, most forms of Medicaid, and some housing programs, according to the new rule. The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program and Medicaid were not previously part of the 20-year-old rule. Applicants who apply after the Oct. 15 effective date will be judged on whether they used SNAP or Medicaid prior to then. The other listed programs will also factor into the decision because they have been among the criteria for decades. USCIS officers will not look at whether an applicant was a recipient of emergency medical assistance; disaster relief; the National School Lunch Program; the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children; Children’s Health Insurance Program; Medicaid, if the person is under 21 years old; energy assistance; and other assistance or related entities...
Israeli MKs to Congress: Thanks, 
but BDS bill 'dangerous for Israel' 
jpost.com } ~ Twenty-one members of Knesset from right-wing parties sent a letter to members of Congress on Monday thanking them for their recent pro-Israel anti-Boycott Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) resolution... but warning them that the resolution's endorsement of a two-state solution is harmful, because the repercussions of a Palestinian state would be "far more dangerous for Israel" than the BDS Movement. The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved Resolution 246 opposing boycotts of Israel on July 23. Some 350 legislators, 175 from each party, cosponsored the resolution, which opposes the BDS movement, “including efforts to target United States companies that are engaged in commercial activities that are legal under US law, and all efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel.” In an effort to gain bipartisan support, the bill also “urges Israelis and Palestinians to return to direct negotiations as the only way to achieve an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict” and reaffirms strong support “for a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict resulting in two states – a democratic Jewish State of Israel, and a viable, democratic Palestinian state – living side by side in peace, security and mutual recognition.” The letter by the MKs is a direct appeal to members of Congress to assess the dangers of a Jihadist Palestinian state formed in the heart of Israel. The MKs argue that while some sectors promote the two-state solution as being pro-Israel, the actual will of the Israeli people and the current policy of the State of Israel does not reflect that attitude. “The establishment of an additional Arab so-called Palestinian state in the region would severely damage the national security of both Israel and the United States,” the MKs wrote. “Such a state would undoubtedly be a dysfunctional terrorist state, which would distance peace and undermine stability in the Middle East. As politicians, we understand that these resolutions are accompanied by many compromises along the way in order to reach a language agreed upon by a majority. However, the affirmation of support for establishing a Palestinian state is so dangerous that we respectfully request that you take that into consideration, and in the future avoid determining that establishing an additional Arab state on territory that is the Land of Israel is part of the solution to the dispute.” The letter was initiated by the Land of Israel Caucus in the Knesset, Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan and the Likud’s nationalist group. “Unfortunately, in the last few years, AIPAC is independently advancing the two-state solution,” said Dagan, who is powerful within Likud. “AIPAC portrays the two-state concept as an Israeli interest to elected officials in America and as the official position of the Israeli government, even though this is untrue. The two-state concept is not the policy of the current government coalition, nor is it stated as policy in the agreements between the coalition partners. Furthermore, this is not the policy of the Trump administration, which has even removed it from the National Security Strategic Report.”...
Both Ohrs in Troubled Water
By Daniel John Sobieski
americanthinker.com } ~ If there was ever any doubt about the depth and extent of the deep-state coup against both candidate and President Donald J. Trump and the number of deep-state actors attempting to thwart the will of the American people... it vanished with the release of partially redacted copies of former Deputy Atty. Gen. Bruce Ohr’s FBI 302 reports interview summaries on Thursday evening obtained by Judicial Watch. They confirm that Bruce Ohr and his wife Nellie were not merely passive conduits for the fraudulent Steele Dossier but were active participants in the plot to deny Trump the presidency. They confirm that the FBI knew that the Steele Dossier, paid for by the DNC and the scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton, was a fake when they applied to the FISA court for warrants to surveil American citizens. They detail the involvement of the State Department and others in the scumbag/liar-nObama administration. As I wrote almost a year ago, Andrew Weissmann, touted as former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s “pit bull” was kept in the loop by Ohr on any and all dossier and FISA developments.  Among the juicy tidbits in the FBI Ohr 302s obtained by Judicial Watch • On November 22, 2016, Bruce Ohr said that  “reporting on Trump’s ties to Russia were going to the scumbag/liar-Clinton Campaign, Jon Winer at the U.S. State Department and the FBI.” In late September 2016, Ohr describes a person likely Christopher Steele as “desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being the U.S. President.” “Ohr knew that Fusion GPS’s Glen Simpson and others talking to Victoria Nuland at the U.S. State Department.”… On December 5, 2016, Ohr promised to “voluntarily” give his wife Nellie Ohr’s Fusion GPS research to the FBI.  He also provided the FBI with a report on Paul Manafort titled, “Manafort Chronology.”… • On December 20, 2016, Ohr provided the FBI with his wife’s Nellie Ohr’s Fusion GPS research, “which contained the totality” of her work “but the Fusion GPS header was stripped.” • On January 23, 2017, Ohr tells the FBI that Steele told him that Steele “spoke with a staff member of Senator rino-John McCain’s office sometime prior to October 2016.” • The FBI interviews show that Ohr texted and talked to Christopher Steele using the WhatsApp application….“These new Bruce Ohr FBI 302s show an unprecedented and irregular effort by the FBI, DOJ, and State Department to dig up dirt on President Trump using the conflicted Bruce Ohr, his wife, and the scumbag/liar-Clinton/DNC spies at Fusion GPS,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The FISA courts weren’t informed of this corrupted process when they were asked to approve and re-approve extraordinary spy warrants targeting President Trump.” Mueller’s professed lack of knowledge during recent congressional testimony regarding Fusion GPS was inexplicable since, as former deputy assistant attorney general Bruce Ohr’s closed-door testimony before Congress shows, Weissmann had full knowledge of the fake nature of the Steele dossier that was a major predicate of the Russian witch-hunt that became the Mueller probe. Weissmann knew there was collusion with the Russians, and that it was between the DNC, the scumbag/liar-Clinton campaign, British agent Christopher Steele, Fusion GPS, the DoJ, the FBI and, yes, Russian sources interested in upending the Trump presidency...Why isn't scumbag/liar-Hillary being investigated? Is there to much cover-up being done?
True for You, But Not for Me
by Paul Copan  
{prageru.com} ~ Can something be true for you and not true for me? In other words, is the truth relative or is the truth fixed?... How you answer this question shapes the way you look at the world. Renowned philosophy professor Paul Copan provides an excellent road map through this tricky and vitally important issue.
Why Trump El Paso Pic Triggered the Left
spectator.org } ~ We have long ago become inured to Democratic politicization of mass shootings and the accompanying tirades against President Trump suggesting he is somehow responsible for these atrocities... Consequently, the Left’s exploitation of the recent massacres in the cause of gun control was all too predictable. This time, however, they added a new ruse to their rhetorical repertoire. After El Paso and Dayton, Democrats failed to dissuade Trump from visiting the victims, an omission they would have inevitably denounced as callous, the Left went berserk when he and the First Lady posed for a photo with an infant survivor of the El Paso shooting and two relatives. The phony outrage erupted when the First Lady posted a tweet about the El Paso and Dayton visits that contained a photo featuring herself holding the baby, Paul Anchondo, and his Uncle Tito with his arm around the president. Why would this upset anyone? Well, it turns out that Tito Anchondo, like his brother Andre — who was killed shielding his son from the gunfire — is a Trump supporter. This photo undermines two carefully cultivated leftist myths: that Hispanics by definition disapprove of Trump and that he is a Mexican-hating racist. This was too much for the Democrats and their media allies, who, with characteristic hypocrisy, attacked Trump for politicizing the tragedies. But as NPR reported, Tito Anchondo doesn’t see it that way and suggests that his brother would also have rejected the claim: “My brother was very supportive of Trump.” To Democratic claims that Trump’s rhetoric has incited mass shootings, he said, “I think people are misconstruing President Trump’s ideas.” He also told NPR, “We should be coming together as a country at this time instead of threatening each other with hate messages.” Anchondo told the AP on Friday that Trump “was just there to give his condolences and he was just being a human being.” The Democrats aren’t having any of this, of course. Presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand is all too typical: He has created a national emergency of rampant white nationalism across the country. And I think white national terrorism is a national emergency. I think we need to blame President Trump and the rhetoric he’s used since he got elected.… And all you have to do is listen to his words to make that decision. He has berated, demeaned, devalued women of color constantly in this administration. He has used racist language and racist dog whistles on behalf of the presidency. He said Mexicans are rapists. This is nonsense of course. Gillibrand, like most Democrats, has deliberately distorted Trump’s perfectly accurate assertion that criminals of all types including rapists and murderers are crossing into the United States via the southern border along with illegal immigrants who come here looking for work. And the Democrats are making a mistake if they insist on characterizing everyone who favors stricter immigration controls as racist. The notion that only white supremacists want to control the flow of illegal aliens into the country is not merely inaccurate, it is politically inept. Even the Nation, not exactly a trove of Trump cheerleaders, offers the Dems a wake-up call...  https://spectator.org/why-trump-el-paso-pic-triggered-the-left/?utm_source=American%20Spectator%20Emails&utm_campaign=31676a9f3e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_08_12_03_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_797a38d487-31676a9f3e-104608113  
Hollywood Kowtows to Communist China
Arnold Ahlert:  There is little doubt that one of the most self-righteous groups of Americans afflicting this nation today are the creatives we collectively refer to as Hollywood. Whenever an issue or an incident doesn’t align itself with their hard-left worldview, they never hesitate to voice their often obscene, invariably self-righteous displeasure. President Trump is their proverbial white whale, the man director Rob “Meathead” Reiner  stated “will try to drive a stake through the heart of Democracy,” shortly after the Muller report did nothing to fuel their feverish impeachment fantasies. Yet if Reiner et al. are truly worried about driving a stake through the “heart of Democracy,” they’ve had a peculiar way of demonstrating it for nearly a decade. That’s the amount of time they’ve been “tailoring” movies for to earn the Chinese government’s approval — the censor-driven, dissent-crushing, Chinese Communist Party government.

Why? Because when it comes down to making their own choices between money and morality in what is soon to become the world’s largest film market, it’s no contest. “For almost a decade Hollywood has rolled over and had its fluffy belly tickled by grim-faced CCP censors,” writes  columnist Will Lloyd, who further notes that the party has other conditions that must be met before Hollywood can cash in. “The movie must feature a certain number of Chinese actors, a certain number of Chinese locations and cannot portray China as a villain,” he adds.

It’s worse than that. At San Diego’s ComicCon convention last month, the trailer for “Top Gun: Maverick,” the sequel to the 1986 action film starring Tom Cruise, was aired, and some fans noticed the iconic leather flight jacket worn by his character in the original film had been altered. “All of the patches from the original film were there except for flags representing Chinese adversaries Japan and the Republic of China (Taiwan). Those flags were missing,” columnist John Fund reveals.

Why? “The Hollywood Reporter found that the Chinese company Tencent is co-financing the sequel,” Fund adds. “Co-producing the film along with Paramount Pictures is Skydance, which is partially owned by Tencent.”

Top Gun Marverick is hardly an outlier. “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” (2018), “Venom” (2018), “The Meg” (2018), “Pacific Rim: Uprising” (2018), “Wonder Woman” (2017), “Kung Fu Panda 3” (2016), “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” (2016), “Doctor Strange” (2016), “Star Trek Beyond” (2016), “The Hunger Games Mockingjay — Part 1” (2014), “Iron Man 3” (2013), “World War Z” (2013), “Looper” (2012), “Red Dawn” (2012), and “Karate Kid” (2010) are some of other movies where Hollywood was eager to accommodate CCP “sensibilities” in a nation where the government has also decreed that a maximum of 34 American films per year can be shown on Chinese movie screens.

Examples of Hollywood’s obsequiousness abound. In “Iron Man 3,” Tony Stark’s arch-nemesis, The Mandarin, was “reconfigured” and four minutes were added to the film to make sure fans knew that Iron Man derived his power from Gu Li Duo, a milk-based drink found in Chinese convenience stores. “Karate Kid” was no longer about a Japanese karate master living in America teaching an American boy about that discipline, but rather a teacher in China teaching a teenager about the Chinese martial art of kung fu. In “World War Z,” a zombie outbreak that was to have begun in China was changed to North Korea. The same transformation took place in the 2012 remake of “Red Dawn,” where filmmakers changed the uniforms and flags of Chinese invaders to North Korean in post-production, at a price of more than $1 million. And in “Looper,” a time-traveling boss from the future tells his employee who wants to go to France he’s making a mistake. “Go to China,” the boss states. “I’m from the future. Go to China.”

“The line was inserted at the direct order of the film’s Chinese distributors,” Fund reveals.

“Wouldn’t it be powerful to see a movie about the struggles of Chinese artists, writers, and (yes) even filmmakers facing the monumental censorship machine of Communist China?” asks columnist Matt Daniels. “For all their bravado in front of captive American audiences, Hollywood shows its true colors by groveling voluntarily at the feet of the master censors in Beijing.”

Nonetheless, their ego-driven hypocrisy remains unbound. In May, Alyssa Milano and other equally zealous Hollywood elitists called for a boycott of Georgia because the state passed a restrictive abortion bill. It was their second call for such action. The first one came after Republican Brian Kemp officially won the state’s gubernatorial contest, defeating Democrat Stacey Abrams. That’s the same Stacy Abrams who has become the self-promoting, Hollywood-assisted icon for “stolen” elections arising from “racist suppression.”

How does Georgia figure into the entertainment industry? It’s the state that has earned the nickname “Hollywood of the South” because in 2017, it surpassed Hollywood and New York as the place where the most top-grossing films were made. It is also home to several television series, such as Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and “Ozark” and AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”

Why Georgia? Generous tax incentives. In other words, the same Hollywood elitists who routinely rail about the rich not paying “their fair share” have opted to abandon New York and California in favor of “Deploraville” to save themselves a buck, while denying the uber-leftist, high-tax fiefdoms of California and New York the revenue they would otherwise accrue from some of the most ardent champions of big — and expensive — government.

Even more hypocritical? The same Hollywood community that has hammered our “white supremacist” president and his “equally guilty” supporters for the carnage perpetrated in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio, and Gilroy, California, is currently “re-evaluating its strategy” regarding the release of “The Hunt,” according to Hollywood Reporter columnists Kim Masters and Tatiana Siegel.

What is “The Hunt”? “The violent, R-rated film from producer Jason Blum’s Blumhouse follows a dozen MAGA types who wake up in a clearing and realize they are being stalked for sport by elite liberals,” the duo explains.

Will Universal shelve the picture? At first, it hesitated. “Out of sensitivity to the attention on the country’s recent shooting tragedies, Universal Pictures and the filmmakers of ‘The Hunt’ have temporarily paused its marketing campaign and are reviewing materials as we move forward,” a Universal Pictures spokesperson told Fox News late Wednesday.

By Saturday — a day after President Trump rightly  condemned this Hollywood effort to “create their own violence, and then try to blame others” — Universal backed down. "We stand by our filmmakers and will continue to distribute films in partnership with bold and visionary creators, like those associated with this satirical social thriller, but we understand that now is not the right time to release this film,“ the studio said in a statement.

Not the right time to release — in America. A Hollywood picture heartily celebrating Trump Derangement Syndrome? Bet the farm it ends up released in China — where it will likely sail right past CCP censors.  

~The Patriot Post


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