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NASA’s Questionable Russian Invitation Rescinded After Uproar

NASA’s latest blunder is piquing the interest of those keeping an eye on Mother Russia’s meddling ways.

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The world at large has been focused skyward often this week, as space-based stories have arrived in droves.

First, there was news that a team of Chinese scientists have landed on the dark side of our moon – something that has never been done before in the history of mankind.

China’s burgeoning space program achieved a lunar milestone on Thursday: landing a probe on the mysterious and misnamed “dark” side of the moon.

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Exploring the cosmos from that far side of the moon, which people can’t see from Earth, could eventually help scientists learn more about the early days of the solar system and maybe even the birth of the universe’s first stars.

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Three nations — the United States, the former Soviet Union and more recently China — all have sent spacecraft to the side of the moon that faces Earth, but this landing is the first on the far side. That side has been observed many times from lunar orbit, but never up close.

Then, of course, there was the startling revelation that a distant galaxy is hurtling toward our own and threatens to annihilate all life on earth in about 2 billion years.

Now, NASA is in hot water after a proposed speaking engagement with a currently sanctioned Russian National had to be canceled.

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine extended an October invitation for his counterpart, Dmitry Rogozin, to visit NASA headquarters in Houston in early 2019. U.S.-Russia space cooperation is nothing new. But Rogozin is no typical rocket-science technocrat. He is an ultranationalist politician with a record of stark racism and homophobia who is under American sanctions, which typically bar him from entering the U.S. over his 2014 role, as deputy prime minister, in Moscow’s annexation of Crimea.

Bridenstine, a former GOP congressman whose nomination to lead NASA never really made any sense, invited the controversial Russian with a history of anti-American rhetoric to speak at Rice University, the NASA director’s alma mater. The news was first reported in Russia’s state news agency.

Evelyn Farkas, the former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia in the Obama administration, told Politico the invitation is “appalling,” adding, “It’s utterly inappropriate given who he is and the fact that he is on our sanctions list.”

In the wake of the controversy, NASA has postponed the meeting indefinitely.

 

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Watch: Bernie Says Undocumented ‘Entitled’ to Same Government Benefits As U.S. Citizens

But that’s not how this works…

John Salvatore

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Democrats and entitlement. Everyone deserves everything, even those who have broken the law to get into the United States. No free lunch to Democrats essentially means free everything. Bernie Sanders just can’t help himself. Free healthcare. Free college. What’s next? Free housing? Free computers? Free spring training tickets for baseball fans to boo the Houston Astros? Come on, man. 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From Center for Immigration Studies: Many of the Democratic candidates for president have endorsed providing health insurance to illegal immigrants. This analysis estimates the cost of providing illegal immigrants access to the existing system of government health benefits for low-income people. (We do not model the costs of scrapping the current system and giving all U.S. residents free government health insurance, as some candidates have proposed.) We estimate that there are 4.9 million uninsured illegal immigrants with incomes low enough to qualify for Medicaid or Advanced Premium Tax Credits (APTC), which are the subsidies provided by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Assuming a realistic enrollment rate, the cost of providing ACA subsidies to illegal immigrants would be about $10 billion per year, with costs rising to as much as $23 billion per year if all eligible illegal immigrants enrolled. Costs would be similar under a hybrid approach that provides Medicaid for the lowest-income illegal immigrants and ACA subsidies for those with higher incomes. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (R) made a big announcement recently and it has to do with Obamacare. Here’s the scoop, via Breitbart: Lindsey Graham said that Republicans will repeal Obamacare if Trump wins, the GOP keeps the Senate, and if…

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Former Criminal Justice Adviser to Bernie Sanders Busted Plotting Jailbreak (Details)

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John Salvatore

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If Bernie Sanders supporters aren’t shooting at a Republican Congressman or harassing conservatives, it appears they’re busy planning violent jailbreaks. Well, at least one of them was. Seems like a story straight out of Hollywood. But nope. This is real. A guy who once advised the 2020 Democrat Socialist presidential hopeful was caught doing something he definitely shouldn’t have been doing. From Free Beacon: A former adviser on criminal justice issues to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) was plotting a violent prison escape, stashing guns and ammunition inside a soon-to-be-opened prison, authorities said this week. Nashville police said Wednesday that Alex Friedmann, a prison reform advocate who helped shape the Vermont senator’s criminal justice agenda, spent months plotting an escape for inmates of the city’s detention center. Sanders worked with Friedmann to develop positions on criminal justice in the lead up to his 2016 presidential campaign—positions Sanders still touts. CONTINUED: Davidson County sheriff Daron Hall, at a press conference on Wednesday, said Friedmann hid at least three loaded guns upon breaking into the detention center in December. The break-in was part of “an extremely deliberate and, in my opinion, evil plan” Friedmann developed “over many months,” Hall said. WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koWRKwAX1_Y An undercover video caught a Sanders campaign staffer explaining that the Vermont senator is exactly who conservatives thought he was from day one. He is not a Democrat Socialist. He’s just a straight up socialist. WATCH: https://twitter.com/JamesOKeefeIII/status/1217560817803067393?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1217560817803067393&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Factress-amber-tamblyn-loses-it-on-sexist-critics-warren-told-her-truth Do you want to pay more in taxes? What if it meant the government completely took over healthcare? Would you be interested then!? Sanders seems to think “a lot of people” would absolutely love it. No joke. The 2020 presidential candidate actually said these words. It’s as if he thinks all Americans are ignorant simply because his followers are the sharpest knives in…

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