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The search warrant "demands that DreamHost hand over 1.3 million visitor IP addresses to the disruptj20.org website, along with contact information, email content, and photos of thousands of people." DreamHost denied this request and the case is now headed to court. 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The report also "concluded with 'high confidence' that Russian intelligence services penetrated numerous computer systems tied to U.S. political parties and then “relayed” the email troves to WikiLeaks." Read the declassified report here. Homeland Security's head of cybersecurity Jeanette Manfra said "We saw a targeting of [voter registration rolls in] 21 states and an exceptionally small number of them were actually successfully penetrated." [post_title] => U.S. Intelligence Agencies Confirm Russian "Cyber Campaign To Sabotage the U.S. Presidential Election" And "Help Elect Donald Trump"; Russians Successfully Penetrated Voter Registration Rolls [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => u-s-intelligence-agencies-confirm-russian-cyber-campaign-sabotage-u-s-presidential-election-help-elect-donald-trump [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-16 15:26:35 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-16 15:26:35 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2351 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 1146 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-01-27 01:57:13 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-01-27 01:57:13 [post_content] => Trump publicly mocked 1996 Miss Universe Alicia Machado, calling her "Miss Piggy" and "an eating machine" after she gained weight, and also "Miss Housekeeping" because of her limited proficiency of the English language.      
Smith, Allan. "Former Miss Universe: Donald Trump Called Me 'Miss Piggy' and 'Miss Housekeeping'." Business Insider. Business Insider, 19 May 2016. Web. 16 Jan. 2017.
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Too many jobs in China lost. Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done!" "The U.S. government initially penalized ZTE in 2017, requiring it to pay $1.19 billion to settle charges that it violated U.S. sanctions in selling equipment to Iran and North Korea. As part of the settlement, ZTE also was required to punish employees involved in the matter and tighten its internal monitoring."   [post_title] => After Promising To "Bring Jobs Back To Our Country", President Trump Vows To Help Cellphone Manufacturing Company In China Bring Back Jobs [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => promising-bring-jobs-back-country-president-trump-vows-help-cellphone-manufacturing-company-china-bring-back-jobs [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-05-19 12:58:17 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-05-19 12:58:17 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2587 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [4] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2445 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-12-10 15:04:28 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-12-10 15:04:28 [post_content] => On June 26, 2018 "in a 5-4 ruling that gave broad leeway to presidential authority, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Trump's [third version of the] travel ban that barred nearly all travelers from five mainly Muslim countries as well as North Korea and Venezuela." The first version of the travel ban halted refugee admissions and restricted immigrants with any visa status from entering the United States from the following countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, and Yemen. The second version only restricted new visas for a 90 day period from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, subject to categorical exceptions and case-by-case waivers” (Iraq was removed from the original list). "The current ban, issued last fall, barred various travelers from eight countries, six of them with Muslim majorities. They are Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, Somalia, North Korea and Venezuela. Restrictions on North Korea and Venezuela were not part of the challenge. Chad was later removed from the list." On Monday December 4, 2017 the Supreme Court voted 7-2 to allow President Trump's third version of a travel ban to proceed without limitation while lower courts deliberate on appeals. 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Iran: The bill directs the President to impose sanctions against Iran or those that support any activities related to supplying weapons of mass destruction or military equipment (including training and other related resources), or enabling other human rights violations. Russia: The bill requires the President to submit for congressional review any proposed new sanctions or before the removal of any existing sanctions on Russia.  It also includes sanctions on "foreign companies investing in or helping Russian energy exploration" and prohibits American companies "from participating in energy exploration projects where Russian firms have a stake of 33 percent or higher."  The bill includes sanctions for those that provide any support or assistance to Syria with respect to the acquisition and/or development of weapons of mass destruction. North Korea:  The bill prohibits U.S. financial institutions from establishing or maintaining accounts that provide direct or indirect financial services to North Korea, and foreign governments that provide financial assistance to North Korea are prohibited from receiving financial assistance from the U.S.  The bill also "provides sanctions against: (1) North Korean cargo and shipping, (2) goods produced in whole or part by North Korean convict or forced labor, and (3) foreign persons that employ North Korean forced laborers." Sanctions include restrictions on financial transactions and sale/transfer of property, financial support from the United States, and also prohibiting travel to the United States. [post_title] => Sanctions Bill Signed Directing President To Impose Sanctions On Iran, Russia, And North Korea (Or Those Assisting These Countries) For Activities Supporting Spread Of WMDs, Human Rights Violations, And Russian Energy Exploration; Also Adds Congressional Review For Any Changes By President To Russian Sanctions [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => sanctions-bill-signed-directing-president-impose-sanctions-iran-russia-north-korea-assisting-countries-activities-supporting-spread-wmds-human-rights-violations [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-08-27 13:30:32 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-08-27 13:30:32 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2317 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2378 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-09-26 04:39:21 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-09-26 04:39:21 [post_content] => "Scientists examined 4,014 abstracts on climate change and found 97.2 percent of the papers assumed humans play a role in global warming." The reviewing scientists published their findings in 2013 under the group name of "Skeptical Science." A team of researchers attempted to recreate the analyses from the 38 papers published in the last decade that denied the human role in climate change, but each of them had at least one error that "when corrected, brought their results into line with the scientific consensus":

Many had cherry-picked the results that conveniently supported their conclusion, while ignoring other context or records. Then there were some that applied inappropriate “curve-fitting”—in which they would step farther and farther away from data until the points matched the curve of their choosing...sometimes the papers just ignored physics altogether.

[post_title] => 97% Of 4,000 Recent Climate Change Papers Assert Human Influence; Many Of Remaining Papers Have Errors In Analysis [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 97-4000-recent-climate-change-papers-assert-human-influence-many-remaining-papers-errors-analysis [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-09-26 04:39:21 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-09-26 04:39:21 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2378 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2304 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-08-20 19:35:44 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-08-20 19:35:44 [post_content] => Each visit by President Trump to his Mar-a-lago golf resort is estimated to cost $3.6 million.  While full details are not available about the cost, logistics, and timing of Presidential travel, "estimates of Mr Trump’s costs have been made based on a similar trip former President Barack Obama took to Florida by way of Chicago. On that trip, in February 2013, Mr Obama visited Palm Beach, Florida — the city where Mar-a-Lago is — after a short stop in his home city. That trip cost a total of $3.6 million, according to a report from the US Government Accountability Office." However, it isn't totally accurate to assume all trips of the same length are a similar cost:

"For example, a president could take two identical weekend trips to Palm Beach, both trips requiring a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. But one trip could cost a good deal more than the other depending on where the C-130 has to fly in from. Military logistics could mean that one week it comes from Delaware, the next from Texas.

Or, if the president’s event schedule for one of the Palm Beach weekends requires a helicopter, an additional or bigger plane might be necessary to transport the helicopter."

Trump has so far played golf and visited golf courses more often than other recent presidents, doing so 41 times over the first 191 days of his presidency.  Assuming no difference in cost per trip, this still adds additional cost through an increase in total trips.  The latest proposed federal government spending bill includes an extra $58 million for more secret service coverage. This additional local travel is also an additional burden on local law enforcement.

Bedminster NJ, a location of a Trump golf course, estimates having to spend "$12,000 per day on his visits, and up to $300,000 over the course of the summer."

"The New York Police Department has said it spends up to $146,000 a day to protect first lady Melania Trump and their son, Barron, living at Trump Tower."

To cover security at Trump's Mar-a-lago Resort while he visits, "Palm Beach County, Florida, spends more than $60,000 a day when the president visits, mostly for law enforcement overtime."

The latest proposed spending bill also adds $61 million to reimburse local law enforcement for additional security.

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  • Been younger than 31 when the program began
  • Lived in the U.S. continuously since June 15, 2007
  • Arrived in the U.S. before age 16
  • No criminal record
  • Enrolled in school or the military
DACA does not apply to NEW immigrants that are minors. The DREAM act, or "Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors", would be the next step after DACA and provide "a pathway to legal status for undocumented youth who came to this country as children."  While numerous versions of the DREAM act have been introduced over the last 16 years, "none have become law."   [post_title] => Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Created By The Obama Administration in 2012, Provides Temporary Reprieve From Deportation And Limited Rights For Undocumented Youth In U.S. [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca-reinstated-federal-judge-provides-temporary-reprieve-deportation-limited-rights-undocumented-youth-coming-united-states-illegally-bef [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-12 16:37:37 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-12 16:37:37 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://factualuprising.com/?p=2474 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [9] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 2433 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2017-11-25 15:50:33 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-11-25 15:50:33 [post_content] => On December 14, 2017 the FCC repealed "net neutrality" rules, passed in 2015 under President Obama, that prevent "broadband providers from blocking or slowing down access to content or charging consumers more for certain content. They were intended to ensure a free and open internet, give consumers equal access to web content and prevent broadband service providers from favoring their own content." "Some consumer groups fear that without the rules, Internet providers could begin charging some websites or services more to reach their customers...they also say Internet providers could artificially speed up services they own or have special relationships with, to the detriment of start-ups and small businesses." Comments about the process submitted to the FCC have been questionable as well.  An FCC spokesperson noted that "7.5 million comments filed in favor of the regulations that appeared to come from 45,000 distinct email addresses, 'all generated by a single fake e-mail generator website.' Some 400,000 comments backing the rules, he said, appeared to originate from a mailing address based in Russia." 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The search warrant "demands that DreamHost hand over 1.3 million visitor IP addresses to the disruptj20.org website, along with contact information, email content, and photos of thousands of people." DreamHost denied this request and the case is now headed to court. 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Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Created By The Obama Administration in 2012, Provides Temporary Reprieve From Deportation And Limited Rights For Undocumented Youth In U.S.

DACA, or the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals”, is “a program created in 2012 by the Obama administration allowing young people brought to this country illegally by their parents to get a temporary reprieve [...]

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