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Of course the indictment of Speaker Hubbard is political…

Keep in mind, this doesn’t mean that it is not legit.

Here is why:

  1. 2 weeks before an election.
  2. Not all politics are D vs. R. See: Clinton/Obama.
  3. Look at all the leaks from this grand jury, what purpose did that serve if not to damage Hubbard politically?
  4. We already have an individual challenging Hubbard for Speaker of the House.
  5. Rumors of Luther Strange targeting Hubbard in order to damage him for a potential Governor’s race in 2018 are rampant.
  6. This nonsense from the AG’s office.

So let’s stop this garbage…

Will the U.S. ban travel from Ebola countries before other countries ban our travel….

Apparently, in spite of Ebola going airborne, we still won’t stop West African travel

Sessions, a member of House GOP leadership, said he’s still waiting on an effective response from Frieden on whether a travel ban is needed to stop Ebola. After the disease was diagnosed in a Dallas patient, Sessions posed the question to Frieden when they spoke by phone.

In their conversation, Sessions said, Frieden referred him to an article he wrote two weeks prior that criticized the idea of a travel ban.

“I said … ‘That was academic. That was before now,’” Sessions recalled to Ingraham. “They still have not come up with a better answer.”

Sessions has been advocating for a travel ban, along with several other Texas lawmakers — though health experts and the White House have resisted the idea..

These countries have not resisted the idea

Kenya on 10 October announced that it had closed the Suam border crossing (Trans-Nzoia county) with Uganda due to reports of an Ebola-related death in Bukwo district (Uganda). Earlier, the Kenyan authorities on 19 August suspended entry of passengers travelling from and through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, excluding health professionals supporting efforts to contain the outbreak and Kenyan citizens.
Cape Verde on 9 October announced that it would now deny entry to non-resident foreigners coming from countries with ‘intense Ebola transmission’ – Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia – or who have been to those countries in the previous 30 days.
Mauritius on 8 October banned entry to all travellers who have visited Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, Senegal and Congo (DRC) in the last two months, rather than just citizens of those countries, as was the case previously. The authorities have announced that entry restrictions for travellers from Senegal and Nigeria will be lifted on 10 October and 17 October respectively, if no further cases of Ebola infection are reported.
Seychelles on 8 October suspended entry to travellers who have visited Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Nigeria or Congo (DRC) 28 days prior to their journey, with the exception of Seychellois citizens.
Côte d’Ivoire has reopened in early October its borders with Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Equatorial Guinea is denying entry to travellers whose journeys originated in countries affected by Ebola.
Cameroon on 17 September reopened its borders to travellers from Senegal. An 18 August ban remains in place on travel from Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states – Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe – have stated that travellers coming from Ebola-affected countries (according to the World Health Organisation, WHO) would be monitored for 21 days and that travel to member countries for any gatherings would be discouraged. The SADC provided no details as to how member countries will carry out the associated screening and follow-up and it is likely that countries will have individual processes. There are also reports that some countries require health documentation for entry. Travellers are advised to contact the embassy or health ministry of their destination country to clarify their individual circumstances and prepare their trips accordingly.
South Sudan has placed a ban on travellers coming from Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia or Congo (DRC), or those who have travelled to those countries in the preceding 21 days. According to the health ministry, entry of travellers from Nigeria depends on their travel history in that country and whether they have visited Ebola-affected areas.
Namibia’s foreign ministry on 11 September announced that foreigners travelling from countries affected by Ebola would be prohibited from entering the country.
Gambia on 1 September suspended entry of persons who have visited Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone or Nigeria in the 21 days prior to travel. Those travelling indirectly from any of the aforementioned countries to Gambia via another country also come under this measure.
Côte d’Ivoire announced on 23 August that it had closed its land borders with Guinea and Liberia.
Gabon stated on 22 August that it is restricting the issuance of entry visas to travellers from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria on a case-by-case basis.
Rwanda, according to the US Department of State on 22 August, has banned entry to travellers who have visited Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone in the 22 days prior to travel.
Senegal on 21 August closed its land border with Guinea, while the country’s sea and air borders will also be closed to vessels and aircraft from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Chad on 21 August closed its land border with Nigeria at Lake Chad. The country previously reportedly banned the entry of any travellers originating or transiting through Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria or Sierra Leone, with airlines serving the country reportedly rerouting flights.
South Africa on 21 August restricted entry for all non-citizens travelling from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The government subsequently clarified that this was not a blanket ban and could be waived for ‘absolutely essential travel’.

Countries that have implemented Ebola-related travel restrictions:
Gambia has banned the entry of flights from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
Gabon has banned the entry of flights and ships from countries affected by Ebola.
Senegal has banned flights from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Cameroon has banned flights to and from Nigeria.Chad has suspended all flights from Nigeria.
Nigeria has suspended flights to the country operated by Gambian national carrier Gambia Bird.
Côte d’Ivoire has now lifted the ban on passenger flights from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Details of airlines that have restricted flights to Ebola-affected countries:
Air France suspended flights to Sierra Leone from 28 August.
The Togo-based carrier Asky Airlines has suspended flights to and from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Arik Air (Nigeria), Gambia Bird and Kenya Airways have suspended services to Liberia and Sierra Leone.
British Airways has extended their suspension of flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone until 31 December.
Emirates Airlines has suspended flights to Guinea.
Korean Air suspended flights to and from Kenya from 20 August.
Senegal Airlines has suspended flights to and from Conakry (Guinea) until further notice.

Other airlines have modified their routes but are still operating regular scheduled services. These include:
Royal Air Maroc
Brussels Airlines.

Thanks, Obama…

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Happy Indigenous People’s Day!

A day where white people celebrate their heritage by pretending they are sad about stuff they had nothing to do with!

Wait is that not what this is?

Sounds like I nailed it…

Columbus Day often brings to mind the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. This Monday, some cities and states would rather you think of the Sioux, the Suquamish and the Chippewa.

For the first time this year, Seattle and Minneapolis will recognize the second Monday in October as “Indigenous People’s Day.” The cities join a growing list of jurisdictions choosing to shift the holiday’s focus from Christopher Columbus to the people he encountered in the New World and their modern-day descendants.

The Seattle City Council voted last week to reinvent the holiday to celebrate “the thriving cultures and values of Indigenous Peoples in our region.” The Minneapolis City Council approved a similar measure in April “to reflect upon the ongoing struggles of Indigenous people on this land, and to celebrate the thriving culture and value that Dakota, Ojibwa and other indigenous nations add to our city.”

1492 folks, different world. Of course through our 2014 eyes what he did was “horrible” but let’s not pretend the “new world” was peaceful before the white man showed up…

Nevermind, let’s do just that…

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue … and slaughtered the indigenous peoples he found

Hahaha, I see my people are celebrating by pretending to be deep

American exceptionalism at its worst

Growing up in the 60s and 70s, my teachers were the World War II generation that proclaimed American exceptionalism’. Columbus was the great explorer who found this new land inhabited by ‘savages’, and brought them to civilization. –Paul, Massachusetts

‘The narrative: Columbus was a hero, and if you say otherwise, well, you’re just unpatriotic’

We were taught that Columbus ‘freed the Indians!’, though what they were freed from – that was never said. It started with coloring pages and silly movies and evolved over the years to textbooks and essays. The narrative stayed the same throughout the years: he was a hero, he discovered America, and if you say otherwise, well, you’re just downright unpatriotic.

We ought to look at the ugly sides of colonization and the genocide of the Native Americans, something along the lines of, Yes, we’re here now, but let’s find out how we got here. Why on Earth are we celebrating a murderer? –Kiera, Florida

‘The story was, without fail, a whitewashed tale.’

It was never a day for in-depth teaching about true history. The story was, without fail, always the whitewashed tale of a great explorer coming to America and discovering a lush paradise full of friendly natives. I never heard a single dissenting opinion or contradictory backstory from any educators.

Columbus Day shouldn’t be recognized at all. –Drew, Pennsylvania

Beyond ‘sailed the ocean blue’

All I really remember from was the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria – and, of course: in 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. After that, my family moved from New Jersey to a small town in South Dakota. There, it was always Columbus Day/Native American Day. In middle school we celebrated Native American Day one year by eating traditional Native American foods. More recently, the South Dakota state legislature officially changed the name to Native American Day.

I think we should follow South Dakota’s lead and rename it to honor indigenous peoples. –Joan, South Dakota

‘We should be ashamed for celebrating this sketchy character’

I was taught like every other elementary student, from a textbook that misrepresented history in favor of the victors. I’m Cherokee, but I did not learn the truth about the Eurocentric leanings of common textbooks until college. My native elders did not speak out – they protested silently by NOT observing Columbus Day. It took me years to figure out why.

It is appalling that we recognize Columbus as anything. It is paramount to celebrating rape, murder and slavery. We should be ashamed for celebrating this mischaracterized, historically sketchy character. –Ken Bridges, Oklahoma

‘Rename Columbus Day’

I don’t remember being told anything about Columbus’s crimes until I was in fifth grade, when we had the day off for Indigenous Peoples’ Solidarity Day. We should denounce Columbus as a criminal and rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Solidarity Day. Columbus enslaved many Native Americans. –Sam, California

If you wish to truly celebrate Indigenous People’s Day, do as my forefathers did, eat Macaroni & Cheese and drink Mr. Pibb.

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