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SpaceX announces first commercial lunar traveler: Yusaku Maezawa

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SpaceX announces first commercial lunar traveler Yusaku Maezawa

SpaceX, the Elon Musk company that is trying to make commercial space travel a reality, has announced its first Lunar BFR customer: bilionaire Yusaku Maezawa from Japan.

He didn’t just buy the first ticket to travel around the moon. He purchased all of them. But he’s not going alone. He intends to invite 6 to 8 artists to come with him and make their works of art following the trip. He calls it the Dear Moon project.

In standard SpaceX fashion, the company held a press event and streamed it live on Youtube to make the announcements. Journalists from around the world gathered to get a glimpse of the soon-to-be amateur space traveler. Speculation started days before that the person would be Japanese because of the prevalence of Japanese media invited to the event as well as Tweet by Musk of a Japanese flag.

It was scheduled to begin at 6 pm PST, but was delayed for unknown reasons. Musk finally took the stage at 6:14 pm. He initially seemed nervous, ignoring the teleprompters and delivering an awkward few stuttering moments. He eventually took off his heavy leather jacket and seemed more at ease.

He began by stating his goal was to help humanity become a multi-planetary civilization as quickly as possible. “There could be some natural event or some man-made event that ends civilization as we know it,” he warned.

The Big Falcon Rocket will travel around the moon and back. Though the rocket has not been built yet, they intend an unpiloted trip to Mars in 2022 and a crewed flight in 2024. The screens at the event displayed what SpaceX envisioned as their Martian base of the future.

SpaceX Mars Base

The announcement came 10 years to the month following SpaceX’s first successful space flight. It was their fourth attempt. The first three failed horribly.

Musk then started discussing the BFR itself. Here are some of the visuals he shared:

SpaceX BFR

BFR Rear

BFR Shell

Maezawa has a website where he will be giving more details about his Dear Moon Project. Here’s the video from the site:

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White House to change Flores Agreement, allowing longer detention of asylum seekers: Report

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White House to change Flores Agreement allowing longer detention of asylum seekers Report

The Flores Agreement has been arguably the biggest draw for asylum-seeking migrants who have created the border crisis in recent months. In the agreement, children may not be held in migrant facilities for longer than 20 days, which gives families a quick release into the United States interior as well as, in most cases, work permits.

According to a report by One America News correspondent Ryan James Girdusky, the White House will be unveiling changes Wednesday or Thursday this week. These changes will allow for longer detention of family units. This is important because asylum hearings never happen within the 20-day Flores period, forcing asylum seekers to be released before their claims are adjudicated. With 90% of asylum seekers not showing up for their hearings after they’re released, according to acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan, children have become essentially a free ticket to the United States interior.

Enacted in 1997 as an agreement to deal with the repercussions of a 1987 case, Flores v. Reno, it has been used as the standard by which illegal immigrants family units and unaccompanied minors are to be treated while in border patrol custody. It was intended as a humanitarian control to ensure children crossing the border illegally had proper facilities and care. Moreover, it established the protocols required to seek out the nearest relatives with which to place unaccompanied children.

In theory, the agreement was properly conceived and administered. But with the influx of migrants since last year who are conspicuously armed with knowledge of loopholes to help them circumvent our laws, calls have been made by conservative groups to reexamine the Flores Agreement. It was never meant to be the release loophole it has been turned into today. It was intended to protect children, but today it is putting them in more jeopardy as they’re being used as “tickets” for entry and release. Many are being “rented” or even sold to people in a “marketplace of children” at the border.

MS-13, the notorious transnational gang spreading extreme heinous violence across North and South America, is conspicuous in their use of children because of the current state of the Flores agreement.

MS-13 is spreading the word for members to cross the border with fake family units

Now that word is being spread for MS-13 gang members to grab kids and use them to cross the border, the left’s policies are being used to harm innocent children in Central America. The “compassion” of the left is doing so much harm to everyone involved… everyone other than the gang members they are graciously supporting with their policies.

Changing the Flores Agreement will have an immediate and substantial impact on the border crisis. Illegal immigrants will no longer be able to use children as “tickets” to get released into the interior. This is a spectacular move by the White House.

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Bernie Sanders blames high cost of college for seniors going bankrupt

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Bernie Sanders blames high cost of college for seniors going bankrupt

To all of you 68-year-old college freshmen out there, Bernie Sanders wants your vote. He feels your plight. He recognizes the crushing effect of the high cost of college and how it’s making your go bankrupt. All you want is a degree so you can get a job to pay for socialism in your golden years, and the system is against you. But not with Bernie. Bernie will save you.

All snark aside, it’s true that seniors are going bankrupt, but it’s not because of pensions being cut (something that was essentially cured over a decade ago) or high cost of college. It’s true that healthcare costs are a driving force. Bernie got that one right. What he doesn’t indicate is how the five-fold increase in bankruptcies is a direct result of Obamacare’s cost-driving effects on health insurance and medical costs.

This is why the greatest lie the Democrats are seemingly being allowed to get away with is that their plan is what will fix the broken healthcare system. Medicare-for-All and the other proposals are all advancements on Obamacare. They take things further to the left. After seeing what a little progressive healthcare can do, why would Americans want to double down on it? Who wants twice the failure?

It’s hard to tell which is worse: That Bernie blames high college costs for senior citizens going bankrupt or that millions of Democrats are nodding their heads instead of scratching them.

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Which Democratic candidates denounced Antifa? Some didn’t know who they were.

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Which Democratic candidates denounced Antifa Some didnt know who they were

Antifa is a domestic terrorist organization that spreads violence and vitriol to otherwise peaceful events. When they have their own events, they get even more violent and spew even more vitriol. President Trump has denounced them unambiguously to the point of threatening to declare them an official terrorist organization. What do Democratic candidates for President think?

The folks at Turning Point USA are often too kind. They granted checkmarks to candidates who generally denounced hate, which is a cop-out response to a very specific question. But so be it. If they thought Jay Inslee, Joe Biden, Andrew Yang, and John Delaney’s generalized opposition to violence qualified as denouncing Antifa, it’s their video and their team’s effort that was put into tracking down the answers. Tulsi Gabbard gave the only non-generalized response saying, “I have denounced Antifa.”

Arguably the most concerning aspect of the video was seeing how many candidates needed to be told who Antifa even is. It’s not quite as egregious as Gary “What’s Aleppo” Johnson’s lack of awareness in the 2016 election, but anyone running for President of the United States should have acute awareness of the violence committed by Antifa, especially considering all of them love to condemn violence that comes from the right.

This is guaranteed: If President Trump had given any answer other than Gabbard’s in response to the same question about a white supremacist group, the press would have been relentless in their accusations of his implied support. Where’s the media calling out Julian Castro for replying to the question with “thanks”? Why aren’t journalists hounding Bernie Sanders for pretending he didn’t hear the question? Shouldn’t tough guy Cory Booker be held to account for his unwillingness to denounce the group when asked a direct question about them?

The truth is Democrats don’t really dislike Antifa. Some of them quietly support them. And that means mainstream media’s walking orders are to avoid discussing Antifa at all costs. They only make the news when they can be portrayed as a counter-movement against white supremacist groups.

By progressive standards, nearly all of the 2020 candidates support domestic terrorist group Antifa with their unwillingness to directly denounce them. Thanks to Lauryn Gray and TPUSA for bringing this information to light.

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