In the 2002 film “Minority Report,” starring Tom Cruise, the sci-fi plot centers around technology that can analyze whether or not someone is capable of committing a crime. Despite the fact that a person has not committed a crime, they can still be arrested so they don’t harm anyone in the future. There’s a living person that can do that right now, in real life, or so he claims and he is being considered as the new director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Mark Morgan is President Donald Trump’s choice to take over as ICE director.
Last summer, the infamous ICE director Thomas Homan announced that he would be retiring. Since then, Trump has yet to find a replacement. He originally wanted acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Deputy Commissioner Ronald Vitiello for the role but then changed his mind. Trump said he wanted someone “tougher.” Now it looks like he has found his man in Morgan, and the possible contender comes with unique psychic gifts.
Earlier this year, Morgan told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that he could tell if a minor would grow up to be a gang member by merely looking into his eyes.
Morgan, who has previously served as Chief of the United States Border Patrol, said without a doubt that he knew how would be presumed guilty of joining a gang before he actually did.
“I’ve been to detention facilities where I’ve walked up to these individuals that are so-called minors, 17 or under,” Morgan told Carlson on his show. “I’ve looked at them, and I’ve looked at their eyes, Tucker — and I’ve said that is a soon-to-be MS-13 gang member. It’s unequivocal.”
Sounds like the person Trump is looking for, right?
Another reason why Morgan looks to be a logical Trump pick is that he is a frequent guest on the Fox Network. According to the Huffington Post, Morgan has been on the network at least 80 times. This places Morgan as the best pick to get the message out to Trump’s base.
Aside from Trump’s tweet, Morgan hasn’t been officially named as the new director of ICE.
Sanaa Abrar, advocacy director with the pro-migrant United We Dream, told Politico that Morgan would be a terrible choice for ICE director because of his racist views alone.
“The hateful rhetoric, it hits close to home for many of our members,” Abrar told the media outlet. “We have members of our own community who have been racially profiled and detained as a result of this administration’s policies.”
Watch Morgan talk about his special skill determining gang behavior below.
The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is just 16 years old but she sure knows how to get the best of men in power. The environmentalist who managed to grasp the attention of the world within a matter of year and refocus our attention on the health of our planet has done so by condemning world leaders through passionate speeches and damning essays. Speaking to the world at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York in late September of this year, the teen shamed leaders for their inaction in the climate crisis. “You have stolen my childhood and my dreams with your empty words,” she spat out. “I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us for hope. How dare you?”
Her scalding words and personal strike at Donald Trump, during her visit at the time seemed triggering for the U.S. president who in true-Trump fashion mocked her on Twitter. In a belittling tweet the president wrote “She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!”
The tweet only inspired the bright men further, choosing to respond indirectly to his attack and embrace his title she added the words “a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future” to her Twitter bio.
The Swedish activist and inspiration is back at again, this time after Trump got a bit too green for his own good after she was giving Time’s title of Person of The Year.
It was announced the Thunberg had been named Person of the Year by Time magazine this week for her uncompromising contribution to changing the course of the climate crisis. Most watching were relieved to find that the magazine had selected Thunberg in favor of a figure like Donald Trump. ( In 2016, the magazine selected Trump after his presidential election and disruption of traditional politics.) His selection had disgusted those who’d watched his horrendous campaign and attacks on women, people of color and other minorities throughout his campaign. So to say that the selection of a person devoted to changing the world for the better delighted most of us, would be an understatement. Donald Trump however, proved to be extremely unhappy.
In a tweet about her newest title, Trump called the decision “ridiculous.” “So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!” he tweeted. Taking a tip from his last attack, Thunberg used his words for her latest Twitter bio update.
Now it reads: “A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend.”
In case you’re still left wondering, who exactly is Greta Thunberg and what is she campaigning for, ask no further, we got you covered. Here are just a few facts on the relentless teenage activist who has called out world leaders and scolded their actions on this hugely important issue.
“People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction,” Thunberg told the summit. “And all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!”
Greta first gained notoriety after staging a “School Strike for Climate” in front of the Swedish parliament in August last year.
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Thunberg’s idea of a global walk-out in the name of climate change drew millions of young people around the world demanding change. Last year, she was along in front of the Swedish parliament demanding action.
She continued to gain popularity after speaking at the U.N. Climate Talks in Poland in December of 2018. “This is the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced,” she said to UN secretary-general António Guterres before the conference. “First we have to realize this and then as fast as possible do something to stop the emissions and try to save what we can save.”
Her strike for climate change inspired young people all around the world, resulting in tens of thousands of students to join her #FridaysforFuture school walkout demonstrations. Young people in more than 123 countries skipped school to demand tighter climate policies and the reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions.
Her actions to fight against climate change caught the attention of the people at the Nobel Peace Prize.
Greta was nominated for a Nobel peace prize, which would make her the youngest recipient of the award won by the likes of Nelson Mandela, and Mikhail Gorbachev. “We have proposed Greta Thunberg because if we do nothing to halt climate change it will be the cause of wars, conflict, and refugees.” said Norwegian Socialist MP Freddy André Øvstegård in an interview with The Guardian.
She is leading by example.
The teenager traveled to the US on board a zero-emission sailboat to draw attention to the greenhouse gas emissions caused by air travel. A single round-trip flight between New York and California generates roughly 20 percent of the greenhouse gases your car emits in a year. In Sweden, she is said to be credited for the spread of the term ‘flygskam’ which translates to “flight shame,” which has encouraged Swedes to avoid traveling by air.
She has Asperger’s and won’t be shamed about it.
Four years ago, Greta was diagnosed with Asperger’s, a form of autism. “Being different is a gift,” she told BBC. “It makes me see things from outside the box…If I would’ve been like everyone else, I wouldn’t have started this school strike for instance.”
Her biggest inspiration is an American Civil Rights icon.
Rosa Parks is reportedly Greta Thunberg’s inspiration. “One person can make such a huge difference,” she said to Rolling Stone magazine about the civil rights activist who refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus.
Thunberg’s glare at President Trump is a social media mood.
Greta’s speech this Monday didn’t go down well with President Donald Trump, who has questioned climate change and has challenged every major U.S. regulation aimed at combating it. He took to twitter to mockingly comment on the 16-year-old activist: “She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!”
Her fight is not slowing down.
Greta continues to miss school on Fridays to protest climate change. This year on September 20, she led the largest climate strike in history, which included an estimated 4 million people across 161 countries to combat the use of fossil fuels and their catastrophic effects on global warming and future generations worldwide.
Kellyanne Conway is as famous for being a counselor to the president as she is for her bizarre word-gymnastics. Who could forget her infamous coining of the term “alternative facts” when arguing about the size of Trump’s inauguration crowd in 2017. One thing Conway is not well-known for, however, are her jokes.
On Monday, Conway made an appearance on the popular cable news morning show Fox & Friends to discuss the impeachment hearings that President Trump is embroiled in. Conway, being who she is, arrived on the program with a veritable vault of sound bites ready to be dispensed at the right opportunity. One of these unfortunate soundbites was a hybrid Christmas/impeachment joke that was lame enough to make the dorkiest of dads cringe.
“For all the incredible buying power in this Trump economy, you know what Americans are not buying this holiday season? Impeachment,” she quipped.
The joke was in response to a question a Fox & Friends co-host posed about whether it was a “tough decision” for Trump’s lawyers to refuse to participate in the impeachment hearings. After insisting that it was “not a tough decision”, Conway launched into a lengthy diatribe, denouncing Trump’s impeachment as “an unconstitutional, illegitimate engagement”.
Usually a receptive audience, even the Fox & Friends anchors didn’t seem to be impressed with her attempt at word-play. But Conway didn’t stop there. She continued her amateur stand-up routine by likening the House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler to Inspector Clouseau (the star of “The Pink Panther” franchise).
“If [Nadler] knew what the charges were…we would already know what were in the articles of impeachment,” she told the morning show. “Why is he playing a game of Inspector Clouseau secret squirrel?”
And as if that weren’t enough, Conway continued her tirade against the House Judiciary committee, virtually filibustering on the illegitimacy of the impeachment. Conway claimed that Democrats were making Trump “a victim to lots of Americans” who just want to “get on with the business of the country”. Conway posited that if Democrats were so convinced of Trump’s guilt, then “why in the world do [they] spend fifteen hours on Saturday and Sunday trying to figure out what the strategy is for today?”.
Conway, never one to back down from some screen-time, continued on her tirade even when a co-host tried to cut off her rambling speech. “Were [the Democrats] at soup kitchens?” she asked, becoming visibly more unhinged as she continued to speak. “Were they at districts putting wreaths on veteran’s graves? Were they there telling seniors how they’re going to lower their prescriptions drugs? Were they there covering the pot holes? Getting the 5G broadband to kids who don’t have it in rural America? No! They were huddled here in the nation’s capital on your dime wasting your time on more impeachment…”
For all the jokes Conway made at the expense of Democrats, if there’s one person who’s not laughing this week, it’s President Trump.
According to Trump’s lawyers, they are refusing to participate in the impeachment proceedings due to the lack of “any semblance of a fair process” by the House Judiciary Committee. As a refresher, The House Judiciary Committee decided to move forward with impeaching President Trump after releasing a 300-page report detailing the relationship between Trump and Ukraine. This makes Trump the third president in the history of the United States to be impeached.
As for what many people on Twitter weren’t “buying”, it was Conway’s misrepresentation of the facts.
Conway always has a way of spinning reality, but nonetheless, it’s still irksome to hear her spouting “alternative facts” on national television.
This person didn’t seem to agree on Conway’s assertion that Americans don’t agree with Trump’s impeachment:
Trump has committed so many impeachable offenses, it’s hard to chose which one. I cannot wait until Trump and accomplices are finally ousted from our White House. It will take time, but the stench from their occupancy can be restored.
It’s not easy to impeach a president. Considering the many scandals that Trump has been involved with since taking office (and before as well), many people would consider the impeachment is a long-time-coming.
This person was skeptical of Conway’s polling data, when there is public evidence suggesting the contrary.
No it isn't but the Fox and Friends trio just sit there and let her rant her lies. The polling they are using is not correct. It is skewered to republicans. Use a valid poll and see what the results are.