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90 percent of working-age ‘asylum seekers’ from the Middle East and North Africa who crossed into Sweden since 2015 DO NOT have jobs. This is the reason for Brexit pulling out of the EU.

A study carried out by Statistics Sweden has indicated that migrant unemployment rates are sky high and that social welfare services are being disproportionately relied on by low-skilled migrants from the Middle East and North Africa, Aftonbladet reports.

The study examined statistics on how migrants who came in 2015 and after, who today have permanent residence permits, are sustaining themselves economically. What the study found was shocking.

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US to collect social media profiles from immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees

The process of getting refugee status, a green card, and citizenship will become way more intrusive.
The Department of Homeland Security plans to expand its social media profile collection program from US visa applicants to also include data from immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees.

The DHS published a notice on the federal registry describing its future data collection practice this week.

The agency plans to ask immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees to provide usernames — without passwords — for 19 social networking sites:

Ask.fm (Q&A site)
Douban (China-based social network)
Facebook (social network)
Flickr (image hosting portal)
Instagram (image sharing social network)
LinkedIn (job seeking portal)
MySpace (social network)
Pinterest (image saving/categorization service)
QZone (QQ) (China-based social network, IM app)
Reddit (discussion board)
Sina Weibo (China-based microblogging service)
Tencent Weibo (China-based microblogging service)
Tumblr (blogging platform)
Twitter (microblogging service)
Twoo (Belgium-based social network)
Vine (video sharing site)
VKontakte (VK) (Russia-based social network)
Youke (China-based video sharing portal)
YouTube (video sharing portal)
These are the same social media profiles that the DHS had been collecting through the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency from US visa applications — people who applied for entry in the US from a country where a visa card is required.

The DHS has been collecting social media profile information from visa applicants since December 2016. Initially, the social media profile fields were optional, but the DHS made themobligatory for all visa applications in May, this year. See a full timeline here.

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Jerry Nadler Appears to Faint and Is Taken to Hospital

Mr. Nadler, the House Judiciary Chairman, was seated inside a school gymnasium in Manhattan when his head slumped.

Representative Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, was taken to a hospital after apparently fainting during a news conference on Friday in Manhattan.

Mr. Nadler, 71, was seated at a table in a gymnasium at Public School 199 on the Upper West Side, where Mayor Bill de Blasio was heralding the expansion of New York City’s speed camera program.

Thirty minutes after Mr. Nadler, a Democrat of Manhattan, made brief remarks, his head appeared to slump. A woman seated behind Mr. Nadler pointed at him, and then Mr. de Blasio attempted to revive him as spectators became alarmed.

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Ben and Jerry’s Resist

Just in time for the midterm elections, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream has launched “pecan resist,” a flavor the company says is meant to convey that “We can peacefully resist the Trump administration’s regressive and discriminatory policies and build a future that values inclusivity, equality, and justice for people of color, women, the LGBTQ community, refugees, and immigrants.” Also, that “We cannot ignore the Trump administration’s attacks on our values, our environment, and our very humanity.”

Ben & Jerry’s is a wholly owned subsidiary of Unilever, the British-Dutch consumer products company. So if you oppose foreign interference in American elections (say, Russia 2016) or corporate involvement in American elections (say, you disagree with the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision), or even if you just prefer your ice cream with hot fudge or whipped cream on top rather than partisan politics, maybe choose a different brand? I guess in Ben & Jerry’s defense, it also took on President Obama back in 2015 by criticizing his Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. Maybe Ben & Jerry’s should roll out a flavor devoted to thanking Trump for killing the TPP?

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London loses top spot in global financial centre rankings

Closely-watched rankings suggest uncertainty over Brexit has had a short-term impact on the City of London’s status.

London has lost its status as the world’s top financial centre, according to rankings showing gains for post-Brexit rivals.

The latest Z/Yen Global Financial Centres Index showed New York overtaking the UK’s capital for the first time since 2015.

The City think tank, which compiles its lists using data from international bodies such as the World Bank and responses to a survey, said there was evidence London had been knocked, but only slightly, by uncertainty over Brexit.

:: Why Brexit may not spell end of London

Rivals within the EU for financial services business currently in the UK were among the cities making the greatest strides, the report said, though Asian centres stood out.

“Zurich, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Vienna, and Milan moved up the rankings significantly.

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‘Medical-grade marijuana’ won’t get you high, cannabis amendment supporters say

We rate the statement Mostly False.

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The level of THC in a plant varies based on the strain, the part of the plant used, and how it is processed for consumption.

Also present is a substance called cannabidiol, known as CBD, which is an antioxidant and has properties that are thought to protect the brain. It’s also not psychoactive like THC.

Florida’s 2014 law approved low-THC cannabis oil or vapor products containing CBD for patients with muscle spasms, cancer, epilepsy and terminal illnesses. Fifteen other states have similar laws. Even the National Institute on Drug Abuse says CBD may prove useful in treating epilepsy as well as inflammation and mental illnesses or addictions.

Products like cannabis oil are made from strains of marijuana already bred to be high in CBD and low in THC, although THC still is a part of the equation. Research shows that compound is what brings CBD into the brain.

Now for how this applies to McCray’s statement.

While there are non-euphoric strains of cannabis that are already being used as treatments for some conditions, it’s not accurate to say that no form of medical marijuana will get you high. High-THC medical cannabis will still produce the same intoxicating effects as the street form of the drug will.

We rate the statement Mostly False.

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TAX PAYERS SHOULD PAY TO PUT Wombs in men that want to be women so they can have babies: Say’s Dr. Frankenstein’s monster insanity

Doctors have said transgender women, born male, should be able to have kids

Gynaecologists say implanting a donor womb into a person born male is possible

Talks planned on if womb transplants for trans-women should be publicly funded

Uterine transplants could even be given to gay and straight men within ten years

Transgender women who were born male should be given womb transplants so that they can have children, leading NHS doctors have told The Mail on Sunday.
And fertility experts say taxpayers should fund such transplants for those who identify as women, on the basis of ‘equality enshrined in law’.

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