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Stephen ‘Women Choose Lower-Paying Professions’ Miller To Reportedly Tackle Women’s Issues For White House

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“Women Already Have Equal Rights in This Country,” the Senior Trump Adviser Wrote

Stephen Miller, the White House senior adviser known for his insistence that the president’s power “will not be questioned” and for his role in shaping the Trump administration’s immigration policy, will reportedly now also work with Ivanka Trump on women’s issues.

The addition to Miller’s portfolio, Politico reported, follows the senior adviser’s decision to distance himself from White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and gain fervor from Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. Citing seven White House officials, the report advised that Miller aims to do so by working with Kushner’s wife and Trump’s daughter Ivanka on “family leave, child care and women’s issues.”

While Stephen Miller’s current stance on women’s issues is unknown, the Huffington Post located “Sorry Feminists,” a 2005 column written by Miller, then a junior at Duke University.  

“Women already have equal rights in this country,” Miller wrote, advising that women “love to proclaim” that they make less than men in the workforce. “They enjoy all the same protections and liberties as men. What feminists demand now is equal results. Case in point: correcting the pay gap.”

Miller insisted in the column that “women also choose lower-paying professions,” citing that “educated women are far more likely than educated men to go into service fields such as teaching and social working” rather than others that “don’t pay nearly as well as careers in business.”

He further discussed the sacrifices of men – namely, “plumbing toilets, cleaning up sewers [and] picking up garbage.” According to Miller, “men do the lion’s share of the hazardous work.”

The senior adviser to Donald Trump further insisted that women were less likely to ask for raises than men, that they entered the work force more recently and are therefore “less credentialed,” and that women may even have the audacity to “take off several years after having a child and so on.”

He called the effort to equalize pay and close the wage gap a “grave concern,” as any potential legislation to do so would make it possible for “any employee who doesn’t get a raise and happens to be a woman to bring her boss into court.” Women don’t realize, he said, that bosses simply want to “run a successful business.”

He cautions women that closing the pay gap could force them to give up their meaningful careers or force them to work longer hours—thus not allowing them to spend time with their families. They would have to “[give] up the joy of being home during [their] child’s first years of life,” he lamented.

Miller insisted in the column that he isn’t a chauvinist—rather, he is chivalrous. “The truth is,” he wrote, “even in modern-day America, there is a place for gender roles.”

The American Association of University Women (AAUW), whose mission is “advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research,”  found in their 2017 “Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap” report that women are expected to reach pay equity with men in the year 2059. 

 

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Man Shoots and Kills Atlanta Supermarket Cashier, Wounds Guard Over Mask Policy: Police

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A man pulled out a gun and shot and killed an Atlanta-area Big Bear Supermarket cashier over the store’s mask policy, according to police. Two people, including a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office reserve unit deputy who was inside the supermarket working as a security guard, and the suspect, were also wounded.

“The subject pulled out a weapon and shot a cashier at the location,” DeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox said, according to 11Alive. “The individual is deceased.”

“Although details are not complete, authorities say that the male suspect was involved in a dispute with a young woman before he began firing at her inside the store,” the spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said.

There apparently was an altercation over the mask policy, which is clearly posted on the store’s door.

“A witness, identified as Alan Williams, said a man walked into the store, struck the woman with a gun, then shot her. That’s when the deputy and the suspect exchanged gunfire.”

 

This is a breaking news and developing story. 

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'CAN’T HANDLE COLD OR HEAT'

#AbbottFailedTexas Trends as State Electric Authority Warns of Possible Power Outages Again – This Time in Heat Wave

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Over the winter at least 151 Texans died as 4.5 million homes and businesses went without power in a massive failure created by poor planning, lack of regulation, and sheer greed.

Last week Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott promised he had fixed the problem.

On Monday, less than seven days later, ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, urged customers to turn air conditioning to no cooler than 78 degrees and to conserve power, as it expects more blackouts throughout the week – this time during extreme heat.

In a statement ERCOT also asked Texans to not use ovens, washing machines, or dryers.

“If you don’t need something – we are asking you to turn it off and unplug it if possible.”

Many Texans, and many Americans, are furious.

 

 

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THE GOP IS NOW THE QANON PARTY

FBI Warns Congress of More Possible QAnon Violence Targeting Democratic Lawmakers

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The FBI has briefed members of Congress that QAnon “digital soldiers” may become violent and engage in more acts of domestic violent extremism, like the January 6 insurrection. In an unclassified version of the threat assessment delivered to top lawmakers in April the Bureau warns that Democrats may be targeted.

Rather than walking away from the far right wing conspiracy movement that paints some top Democrats as part of a dark cabal of cannibalistic Satan-worshipping pedophiles being fought by Donald Trump, some QAnon cultists think “that individuals need to take greater control of the direction of the movement than before,” CNN reports in an exclusive.

The shift is fueled by a belief among some of the conspiracy’s more militant followers that they “can no longer ‘trust the plan” set forth by its mysterious standard-bearer, known simply as “Q,” according an unclassified FBI threat assessment on QAnon sent to lawmakers last week, which was obtained by CNN.

This might lead followers to seek to harm “perceived members of the ‘cabal’ such as Democrats and other political opposition — instead of continually awaiting Q’s promised actions which have not occurred,” according to the assessment.

CNN also reports FBI Director Christopher Wray “made clear the bureau is not investigating” the QAnon movement, but only crimes committed by its adherents.

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