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23 Apr 19
Furman Admission

In college, breaks are something to be cherished – however, just like napping, or preparing fine cuisine within the DH, you need some experience and some practice to really become a master. So, to help guide you on your path to transcendence at Furman, here are a few key tips. -Only a fool does laundry […]

23 Apr 19
Olga Furman Art

It’s 11 PM and I’m finally ready to announce the winners! With the last day of a school break and with multiple posts and participants shares it took quiet some time, but I made it! Thank you ALL who participated! Drum roll please! And the winners are: @lotus_energy_friskvadsakademi TERRY HONSTEAD TRACEY CAREY Congratulation! Please send […]

22 Apr 19
david susilo UNCENSORED

Once you’ve finished building an AV system, there are several additional pieces of gear that are worth investing in to maximize its performance. Here are 5 items I strongly recommend you buy as soon as you’re done setting up an AV system, and that I use within my own system at home. IsoAcoustics Isolation Feet […]

22 Apr 19
Andre Eger

Chocolate diamonds are brown diamonds that are not too dark and not too light in color. Brown diamonds weren’t popular in jewelry until the 2000s. Le Vian trademarked “chocolate diamonds” in 2000 and now the stones are popular in jewelry worn by celebrities like Rihanna and J.Lo. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is […]

22 Apr 19

The Trump administration’s move to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census is coming up for oral argument at the Supreme Court on Tuesday. That means the justices could be weighing a Four-Pinocchio claim by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

22 Apr 19
Mother Jones
A nine-word question that the Trump administration added to the 2020 census heads to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, with the potential to derail the entire census and shift power to the Republican Party for the next decade. The administration added the question—“Is this person a citizen of the United States?”—in March 2017, claiming it was needed to better enforce the Voting Rights Act. The decennial census hasn’t had a citizenship question since 1950, and civil rights groups say the question will depress responses from immigrants who worry it could be used to initiate deportation proceedings against them. If large numbers of immigrants don’t respond to the census, the areas where they live could lose representatives in Congress and federal funding, transferring economic and political power to whiter and more Republicans areas. The Census Bureau opposed the addition of the question, saying it could cause as many as 6.5 million people not to respond to the census and increase the cost of conducting the census by millions of dollars.   Three federal courts have ruled against the citizenship question, with one federal judge from California saying it “threatens the very foundation of our democratic system,” but the Supreme Court will have the final say. The court will hear oral arguments on Tuesday, in a case that both sides agree will be one of the most consequential for democracy in decades. The case stems from a lawsuit filed by Democratic attorneys general from nearly 20 states, led by New York. The consequences are big: The census determines how $880 billion in federal funding is allocated, how much representation states receive, and how political districts are drawn. “Given the stakes, the interest in an accurate count is immense,” Judge Jesse Furman of the Southern District of New York wrote in January in the first ruling striking down the citizenship question. “Even small deviations from an accurate count can have major implications for states, localities, and the people who live in them—indeed, for the country as a whole.” The administration’s explanation for why it added the question to the census has been repeatedly undermined by evidence and testimony in the case. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, wrote in March 2017 that the citizenship question was needed for “more effective enforcement” of the Voting Rights Act, but voting rights lawyers say that’s patently untrue. Six former heads of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, who served in both Democratic and Republican administrations, filed a brief with the Supreme Court saying the question will “deter Latino and other voters from responding to the census” and thus “undermine enforcement of the Act.” (In a deposition under oath, John Gore, the former assistant attorney general for civil rights in the Justice Department under Trump, agreed with a lawyer for the ACLU that the question was “not necessary” to enforce the Voting Rights Act.) In testimony before Congress in March 2018, Ross said the Justice Department had “initiated” the request for the citizenship question. But internal communications show that Ross first raised the idea and aggressively lobbied for the Justice Department to request its inclusion on the census. Ross also told members of Congress he had not discussed the question with White House officials, but he later admitted that he had conversations about it with “senior administration officials,” including anti-immigration hardliners. Then-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon put Ross in touch with Kris Kobach, vice chair of the administration’s voter fraud commission, who told Ross it was “essential” that the citizenship question be added to the 2020 census. Kobach never mentioned the Voting Rights Act in an email to Ross in July 2017 but wrote that the absence of a citizenship question “leads to the problem that aliens who do not actually ‘reside’ in the United States are still counted for congressional apportionment purposes.” That suggested that a key reason for adding the citizenship question was to allocate political representation on the basis of the number of legal residents in a district or state rather than the total population, a radical change that would significantly diminish political representation for areas with large numbers of immigrants, like New York and California. (Some conservatives groups have taken this a step further by pushing for only citizens to be counted.) Judge Furman ruled that Ross “violated the law” and “violated the public trust” by adding the question, a conclusion two subsequent federal courts agreed with. Still, there’s a good chance the Supreme Court could rule in favor of the Trump administration. The conservative majority on the court has consistently endorsed Republican-backed voting restrictions and extreme gerrymanders, issuing decisions in the past decade that gutted the Voting Rights Act, endorsed aggressive voter purging, upheld racial gerrymandering in Texas, and declined to rein in partisan gerrymandering. A decision upholding the citizenship question could have the most lasting impact of them all. 
22 Apr 19
The pop music charts

January 1923 Al Jolson Toot Toot Tootsie Goo Bye Written by Gus Kahn, Ernie Erdman & Dan Russo Toot Toot Tootsie Goo Bye was another song that Al Jolson sang unofficially in his hit show Bombo. Some sources credit Ted Fio Rito as one of the composers but there was no mention of him either […]

22 Apr 19

Clemson’s dive continued over the weekend. The Tigers were swept at home by Duke, losing Sunday 9-8, as their losing streak reached seven games. The Tigers are now 11-10 in ACC play and in 4th place in the Atlantic Division four games behind Louisville. Monte Lee and players following Sunday’s loss And USC lost another […]

22 Apr 19
Noticias Ultimas

Por primera vez desde 2016, los Blue Devils no participarán en el torneo de la NCAA. La segunda ronda del torneo ACC comenzó con una nota fuerte para Duke, que se llevó los dos primeros puntos del partido. Una victoria de dobles y una victoria en sets seguidos de Sean Sculley puso a Duke adelante […]

22 Apr 19
Nachrichten Welt

Zum ersten Mal seit 2016 werden die Blue Devils nicht am NCAA-Turnier teilnehmen. Die zweite Runde des ACC-Turniers begann mit einer starken Note für Duke, die die ersten beiden Punkte des Spiels holte. Ein Doppelsieg und ein Sieg in Folge von Sean Sculley brachte Duke mit einem komfortablen Vorsprung nach vorne, aber es würde nicht […]

21 Apr 19
Olga Furman Art

  Hello dear friend! Happy Holidays to you and your family! A month ago I met with my artist friend Renata Loree and we spend a great time together chatting and painting! We did a FB live, and it was a lot of fun! We didn’t save this one and because many people missed it […]

21 Apr 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

Sri Lanka blocked several social media networks in the wake of terrorist attacks on Sunday, including Facebook and the messaging service WhatsApp. The extraordinary step reflects growing global concern, particularly among governments, about the capacity of American-owned networks to spin up violence. YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat and Viber were also inaccessible, according to internet monitoring groups. […]

21 Apr 19
New York Giants Underground

by Andy Furman UltimateNYG.com I hung up my blogging cleats in December 2018 after a 12 year run because of many factors. I love the Giants. But after warning of so many problems in the franchise for so many years (along with friend and previous blogger cohort Glenn Warciski), it just became too much of […]

21 Apr 19
fiorima.wordpress.com

Activity 4: An Intergenerational Dialogue In this interview, my friends and I have interview a girl named Nur Hayatul Syifa Binti Syahril and she is 7 years old. Nur Hayatul Syifa school at SK Stapok, Batu Kawa, Kuching. For this interview, we have conducted a few questions for Nur Hayatul Syifa to answer so that […]