Fayette County Election Machine Update

Fayette County Election Machine Update — A request for an emergency injunction was denied this afternoon, Aug. 31, by Fayette County (Pa) Common Pleas Court Judge John F. Wagner to prevent voting machines and other materials from being flown away to who knows where.

Wagner cited lack of standing by plaintiffs, said plaintiff Gregory Stenstrom.

Stenstrom, an election integrity activist from Delaware County, filed jointly with Jon R. Marrietta, Jr.

Marrietta was a candidate in the May 16 Republican primary battle for Fayette County commissioner.

Marrietta’s 5,206 tally was 121 behind Scott Dunn and 554 behind Dave Lohr.

The top two advance to November.

Wagner denied the injunction request.

He told the county representatives, however, “I don’t need to issue you an order to tell you that no election machines or materials are to leave Fayette County.”

Stenstrom said that multiple whistleblowers reported that a medium-sized cargo jet and Gov. Josh Shapiro’s Beech King Air made unscheduled landings about 9:30 a.m. at Connellsville Airport, and that aircrews said they were there to load county election materials onto the cargo jet.

Shapiro was supposedly attending an unpublicized meeting regarding a project, said Stenstrom.

He was reportedly at the meeting for a short time then disappeared for about four hours.

The planes were flown to Arnold Palmer Airport in Latrobe about 25 miles away, Stenstrom says.

The county says the error rate in the May 16 primary for six selected precincts was 1 of 1,489 Republican ballots or .07 percent.

Stenstrom and Marrietta say the error rate was 9.09 percent for mail-in ballots and 1 percent for in-person ballots for an aggregate of 1.72 percent. They say the law requires a county-wide recount for an error rate over .5 percent.

They had asked that certification of the primary be delayed but the county board of elections certified the results last night in an unadvertised meeting.

Stenstrom says this violated the Sunshine Act.

He said they will be appealing to Commonwealth Court.

Stenstrom said he is helping Marrietta because of his integrity and courage.

Documents, videos and photos of what is going on across state can be found at Patriot.Online.

Fayette County Election Machine Update --
The Pennsylvania Governor’s Beech King Air 350 at Arnold Palmer Airport this morning

Fayette County Election Machine Update

Fayette County Election Machines Taken To Airport??

Fayette County Election Machines Taken To Airport?? — A request for an emergency injunction was filed this morning, Aug. 31, to stop Faytette County, Pa.’s election machines from being airlifted to parts unknown.

Petitioners are Jon R. Marrietta, Jr., a candidate for Fayette County commissioner, and election integrity activist Gregory Stenstrom.

“Plaintiffs were notified by a whistleblower at the local airport that all Fayette County Voting machines for all 77 precincts are being removed from Fayette County this morning, and a plane large enough to fit all machine and election equipment is waiting on tarmac,” the plaintiffs say.

Faytette County is south of Pittsburgh and Republican stronghold — just like Fulton County, Pa.

Fayette County Election Machines Taken To Airport??

DOJ SpaceX Suit Is Labor Day Travesty

DOJ SpaceX Suit Is Labor Day Travesty

By Joe Guzzardi

President Biden’s Justice Department (DOJ) has filed a lawsuit against SpaceX, the Elon Musk-founded company. In its 13-page complaint, DOJ alleges that SpaceX “discriminated against asylees and refugees throughout its hiring process, including during recruiting, screening, and selection, in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act.” The case’s outcome will be a landmark in corporate, immigration and labor law.

DOJ contends that from September 2018 to May 2022 the privately owned space company discouraged asylees and refugees from applying for positions “by wrongly stating that SpaceX can only hire U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents.” DOJ further argues that Space X’s illegal hiring policies were “routine, widespread, and longstanding, and harmed asylees and refugees.”

For its part, SpaceX countered that because the company designs, manufacturers and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft, it can only hire U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, pursuant to U.S. laws and regulations. A complex series of federal laws and regulations govern SpaceX and its competitors. Known as “Export Controls,” the regulations are comprised of the ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and EAR (Export Administration Regulations) and collectively administered by the Departments of Commerce, State and Treasury. Export Controls are “designed to prevent the spread of sensitive technologies to foreign actors that could threaten U.S. interests... [These] controlled technologies include defense articles, e.g., missiles, defense services, e.g., integration of a spacecraft onto a launcher, and dual-use items, e.g., commercial spacecraft and components.”

“Foreign actors that could threaten U.S. interests” deserves further analysis. Bona fide asylum seekers who filed an Application for Asylum, Form I-589, but have not received approval within 180 days, qualify for a work permit, and employment despite potentially being in the U.S. illegally. Refugees admitted legally must apply for permanent residency within a year of arrival or are subject to deportation, but are immediately employable.

Through a non-lawyer’s eyes, Musk and his SpaceX legal team appear to have the stronger hand. In Musk’s defense and in support of hiring citizens only, recent asylees and refugees include foreign nationals from Syria, Afghanistan, Russia, Cuba, Iraq, Somalia and Iran, active or potential U.S. enemies. Furthermore, SpaceX contends it can’t hire non-U.S. citizens because it must comply with the above-referenced export control restrictions.

Musk also cited a current Executive Order 11935, and called upon the DOJ to sue itself for its seemingly, in view of its suit against SpaceX, discriminatory hiring practices. As per the EO, “only United States citizens and nationals” can be hired for federal jobs. As an example of the feds discrimination against SpaceX, a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, cited a tweet by economist George Mason University economics professor Alex Tabarrok, who pointed out that the job requirements for the federal Bureau of Prisons specify “U.S. citizenship is required.” Musk concluded, correctly, that DOJ’s action is “yet another case of weaponization of the DOJ for political purposes.”

The most foreboding challenge SpaceX faces is the Biden administration’s contemptible disregard for federal law. The administration is particularly willing and eager to break immigration law. For nearly two years, Biden and his corrupt Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas have unconstitutionally sanctioned granting parole, which includes work permission, to thousands of unvetted worldwide migrants.

In 1952, Congress granted the Executive Branch parole authority, which “should be surrounded with strict limitations … in emergency cases, such as the case of an alien who requires immediate medical attention … and a witness or for purposes of prosecution.” Instead of obeying congressionally passed law – the absolute minimum Americans should expect from their president – Biden has paroled en masse unvetted aliens who are inadmissible under any immigration category.

The sad but unsurprising truth is that, given what’s known about Biden and his anti-American agenda, DOJ is suing SpaceX because Musk’s company wants to hire U.S. citizens.

Joe Guzzardi is a Project for Immigration Reform analyst who has written about immigration for more than 30 years. Contact him at jguzzardi@ifspp.org.

DOJ SpaceX Suit Is Labor Day Travesty

DOJ SpaceX Suit Is Labor Day Travesty

Joy can only be real if William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 8-31-23

Joy can only be real if William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 8-31-23

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Honey Sesame Chicken

Honey Sesame Chicken — Here’s an easy and delicious meal. Rub chicken parts with a mix of red pepper and salt — two teaspoons of each per part — then drench each part with honey and smother them in sesame seeds.

Cook for an hour at 325 degree F.

Combine with a white wine and cheap is fine.

It’s a yum.

Honey Sesame Chicken

Hungarian PM Praises Trump On Tucker

Hungarian PM Praises Trump On Tucker — Tucker Carlson’s 20th episode on X is a 30-minute interview with popular Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán released Aug. 29.

Topics include the Ukrainian war, the sabotage of the Nord Stream Pipleline — almost certainly by the Biden Administration –and the loss of freedom in the West due to its institutions falling under the control of rather bigoted ideologues who consider themselves intellectuals enlightened to such a degree they can kill, lie and rob with impunity as it is all for the “greater good”.

Orban pointedly praises Donald Trump whom he describes as having the best US foreign policy in decades. He says the Ukrainian War would never have happened it he stayed as president. He says America can end the killing there in an instant.

The vid in English has 63.4 million views as of 10:18 a.m., Aug. 30 with another 1.1 million in one with Hungarian subtitles.

Here it is:

Hungarian PM Praises Trump On Tucker

Hungarian PM Praises Trump On Tucker

Nobel Prize Physicists Denounce Climate Cultists

Nobel Prize Physicists Denounce Climate Cultists — Dr. John F. Clauser, winner of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Physics is the 1,609th scientist to add his name a declaration stating “there is no climate emergency”, according to John Solomon’s Just The News.

The signers declare that they “strongly oppose the harmful and unrealistic net-zero CO2 policy” being pushed across the globe.

A earlier signer was Ivar Giaever, a joint winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1973.

Nobel Prize Physicists Denounce Climate Cultists

SpaceX And Immigration Law

SpaceX And Immigration Law

By Hart Celler

On Aug. 24, the Department of Justice announced it was suing Elon Musk’s “Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) for discriminating against asylees and refugees in its hiring practices.” The news took off on X, formerly Twitter, with the ferocity of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, and as to be expected on social media, one man’s opinion quickly becomes another man’s fact.

Almost every tweet echoed the same error which was the lawsuit is about Musk/SpaceX not hiring illegal aliens and/or asylum seekers. The truth is, the suit alleges the company’s hiring practices discriminate against refugees (who at no point were “illegal aliens”) and asylees—aliens the U.S. Government has granted asylum, not all of whom were previously “illegal,” and making any prior illegal entry or period of unlawful presence irrelevant. 

A little background is helpful here for our discussion. When the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) became law in 1986, Section 101 made it illegal to hire, recruit, or refer for a fee an “unauthorized alien” illegal.  It required the employer to provide proof of identity and work authorization, which led to the creation of the Employment Eligibility Verification Form, or I-9. It also established a mechanism for filing complaints against lawbreakers, placing the onus on the Executive branch to inspect, investigate, and ensure compliance, and it introduced civil and criminal penalties.

While aliens who are unlawfully here, and generally referred to as “illegal aliens,” are typically not authorized to accept work, this isn’t always the case, and it’s why it’s important for Americans to understand the nuances.

Temporary Protective Status (TPS) beneficiaries, DACA recipients, and bona fide asylum seekers who have filed an Application for Asylum, Form I-589, but have not received a decision after 180 days are all examples of aliens who, despite potentially being in the U.S. illegally (referring to a lack of legal immigration status, not lacking an approved period of lawful presence), after receiving a work permit can accept employment.

While Section 101 of the IRCA bans hiring non-employment-eligible aliens, Section 102 addressed potential unfair immigration-related employment practices, of which two of the four exemptions it raises are relevant in the SpaceX case: 

  • Discrimination related to ‘national origin’ covered by Section 703 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Discrimination occurred due to citizenship status when “required [] to comply with law, regulation, or executive order, or required by Federal, State, or local government contract…

The IRCA also introduced the concept of an “Intending Citizen” and limited the ability to file immigration-related discrimination complaints to those individuals who were either U.S. Citizens, whether natural-born or naturalized, and aliens admitted for temporary or permanent residence (better known as Green Card holders), who completed a “declaration of intention to become a citizen.” Also included were aliens admitted as Refugees who, a year after being admitted to the U.S., must apply for permanent residence or are subject to removal, formerly known as “deportation,” and Asylees. In 1990, as part of the Immigration Act (IMMACT) of 1990, “Intending Citizens” was renamed “Protected Individuals,” 8 U.S.C. §1324b(a)(3), and the requirement for non-U.S. Citizens to declare their intention to apply for citizenship was repealed. 

While there’s an expectation that Green Card holders will become naturalized citizens, as the amnesty portion of the IRCA shows, they don’t necessarily. On the other hand, asylum is a discretionary form of immigration relief. An Asylee may apply for a Green Card a year after being granted asylum; however, unlike Refugees, they’re not required to do so. Also, the U.S. Government can strip an Asylee of their protected status and/or resettle them to another country where they won’t be a victim of persecution.

SpaceX, and its competitors are governed by a complex series of Federal laws and regulations known as “Export Controls,” which are comprised of the ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and EAR (Export Administration Regulations) and jointly administered by the Departments of Commerce, State, and Treasury. Export Controls are “designed to prevent the spread of sensitive technologies to foreign actors that could threaten U.S. interests … [These] [c]ontrolled technologies include defense articles (e.g., missiles), defense services (e.g., integration of a spacecraft onto a launcher), and dual[-]use items (e.g., commercial spacecraft and components).

SpaceX contends it can’t hire non-U.S. Citizens because it must comply with export control restrictions, and Musk, referencing a current Executive Order calls upon the DOJ to sue themselves for their seemingly discriminatory hiring practices of restricting competitive service Federal positions to U.S. Citizens and Nationals. However, both the ITAR and EAR in 22 CFR § 120.62 and 15 CFR § 760.1, respectively, explicitly exempt “U.S. persons,” the former reference, including protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. § 1324b(a)(3).  

It’ll be interesting to see how the lawsuit plays out. Recent espionage cases have demonstrated how naturalized U.S. citizens’ loyalty can be co-opted by a potentially adversarial nation. And it’s startling to note that in 2021, the citizens from that adversarial nation alone received approximately 10% of annual asylum grants.

Notwithstanding the legality of SpaceX’s hiring practices, it seems Congress should reevaluate whether aliens with questionably verifiable backgrounds or potential divided loyalties to their native countries should be allowed to work with or around restricted technology like rockets.

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“Hart Celler” is the pen name for a long-career federal employee working in immigration on issues with a nexus to national security. He writes articles for the Institute for Sound Public Policy and can be found on Twitter with the handle @8USC12.

SpaceX And Immigration Law

SpaceX And Immigration Law

SpaceX And Immigration Law