Obama wants to go to foreign nation to take citizens so to address the crisis he started. Nuts or brilliant?

I guess it depends on what the goal is.  If the goal is to bring Hispanics here to someday be voters and workers for the democrats, well maybe brilliant.  If it is to further “fundamentally change” America by shifting demographics in key states (note Florida is absorbing over three thousand as we speak) so that dems can win the Presidency forever, again brilliant.

If it is to undermine the current elections and basically screw democrats for a number of years, maybe not so brilliant.  And trust me, there are democrats penciling in the oval in the “not so brilliant” category as we speak!

Hoping to stem the recent surge of migrants at the Southwest border, the Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous trek through Mexico, according to a draft of the proposal.

If approved, the plan would direct the government to screen thousands of children and youths in Honduras to see if they can enter the United States as refugees or on emergency humanitarian grounds. It would be the first American refugee effort in a nation reachable by land to the United States, the White House said, putting the violence in Honduras on the level of humanitarian emergencies in Haiti and Vietnam, where such programs have been conducted in the past amid war and major crises.

Critics of the plan were quick to pounce, saying it appeared to redefine the legal definition of a refugee and would only increase the flow of migration to the United States.

By moving decisions on refugee claims to Honduras, the plan aims to slow the rush of minors crossing into the United States illegally from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, which has overwhelmed the Southwest border this year. More than 45,000 unaccompanied minors from those three nations have arrived since Oct. 1, straining federal resources to the point that some agencies will exhaust their budgets by next month, the secretary of Homeland Security has said.

Many of the children, particularly in Honduras, are believed to be fleeing dangerous street gangs, which forcibly recruit members and extort home and business owners. The United Nations estimates that 70,000 gang members operate in the three nations.

Now Hotair points out the obvious, being from a gang riddled third world nation is not enough to qualify as a refugee, unless Obama’s people once again simply ignore the rule and just wait for years long lawsuits to run up the chain to the Supreme Court.

The law only applies to people who believe the law applies to them. That is one of the first rules you learn when working as a career police detective. I met and arrested and interviewed bad guys like some of the people in this administration. Their “it doesn’t apply to me” attitude is not something limited to politicians and bureaucrats, criminals often say the same thing.  And they work in the same way. They measure the risk vs the reward, and make a decision on whether to break the law or not.   In the current environment, there is no risk and it is all reward.  The 2012 election cycle and the repression of free speech by agencies within the government have proven that.

All I can say is wow.  I can only imagine Charles Krauthammer’s face right now. He actually made a similar suggestion a week ago when Kristen Powers lost her liberal mind. The difference was Charles was kidding.

But think about this for a second. We, as a sovereign nation, are thinking of going to another sovereign nation and declaring it so screwed up that we are going to literally steal their citizens- the ones we like anyway- away from their country and bring them to our country in order to put them to work in low end jobs. Leaving no one worth a crap left in that nation to pull it out of the third world status.

And Obama thinks he is changing the “Bad American” image?

Hondurans are proud people.  Once they figure out the insult, it may not go so well.

Once the voters, including the LEGAL immigrants, figure this out, it won’t go well for democrats either.

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Pandemics and how quickly it can go south in our borderless world.

Luckily, this disease doesn’t kill like Ebola.  It can, but not likely.  However, the point here is just how quickly it went from one or two cases in an limited area to being scattered across the nation.  Of course, this does not consider a focused effort by people who would do us harm.

More cases of chikungunya, a painful virus spread by mosquitos, are being reported across the country.

The Centers for Disease Control has listed a total of 497 cases in the U.S. in 35 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, 197 locally transmitted. Examiner.com reports that other state and local health agencies noted 40 cases, bringing the total to 537.

The outbreak is due to a recent epidemic that started late last year in the Caribbean. The first two locally transmitted stateside cases were reported in Florida late last week.

“The arrival of chikungunya virus, first in the tropical Americas and now in the United States, underscores the risks posed by this and other exotic pathogens,” Roger Nasci, a mosquito expert at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a statement.

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Joel Peralta was placed on the 15-day disabled list after contracting what he believes is the virus. He had recently spent time home in the Dominican Republic, where the disease is currently active.

Yesterday, North Carolina marked its tenth case of the bug-borne illness. All who have it there had recently traveled outside the U.S. Dallas officials confirmed a case on Tuesday, also someone who had traveled to the Caribbean.

Anyone who doesn’t take this kind of situation seriously when dealing with immigration- both legal and illegal- is a fool.  We are a lucky nation. We expect to live a long time and if someone gets sick, we expect our medical experts to save them.  This is not the norm in a large part of the world.

I remember reading an article about how one of our military advisers went to an African ally in order to teach them about logistics.  At one base, the adviser noted their army wasn’t expanding to anticipate the growth needs of the personnel.  When he noted the problem, the African officer with him just shrugged.  He didn’t anticipate a growth in his army.  The American officer looked confused, so the African officer said this. “Thirty percent of our men are HIV positive, as is our nation.  We don’t expect any growth.”  The American officer was stunned by the pragmatic statement of fact.  Over there, dying is not an option to be put off as long as possible, it is just when and how.

Imagine our military and our leadership basing its decision making process around the fact they expect thirty percent of us to be dead in ten years- from disease!  You think Maureen Dowd and her ilk went crazy last time!

And know from my favorite deadly disease update.

As the largest Ebola outbreak in history continues unabated, health authorities from 11 West African countries and international agencies began a two-day crisis meeting today in Accra, Ghana, on how to combat the crisis. The World Health Organization (WHO) says “drastic action” is needed to stem the outbreak, which since March has grown to 759 confirmed cases in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia, including 467 deaths.

Given that surveillance and response measures have held this terrifying disease in check for the past decade, why has the situation gotten so far out of hand this time?

As with earlier outbreaks elsewhere in Africa, containment and treatment measures are often hampered by tradition, superstition, and poor public health infrastructure. But this epidemic is especially pernicious for several reasons.

In the early stages of the epidemic, when it could have been more easily contained, few health professionals in the region even knew it was taking place. Though outbreaks are common in central Africa, the disease had almost never been seen before in western Africa. And many of the first patients did not have symptoms consistent with a hemorrhagic fever, which initially obscured its identification. The public health response was therefore slow, and officials who made statements were often trying to calm people’s fears, giving inaccurate and sometimes contradictory information.

Unusual in Ebola outbreaks, the disease is spreading to urban areas, making it even more difficult to control. Two capital cities, Conakry and Monrovia, are already affected, and a third, Freetown, is at risk.

If I were the DOD resident genius, I think I would worry about this before I’d worry about climate change.  A raging pandemic, one that resists modern medicine, is something many scientists worry about. You’d think politicians would do the same, thinking maybe THEY would be at risk too.

America is just one outbreak away from a bad SCIFI channel end of the world movie.

And it seems we just can’t learn.

 

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Another example of getting turned around. Is the DOD really serious about Climate Change, er…global warming…er…?

Obama encourages foolish, but liberal, behavior.

All Pentagon operations in the U.S. and abroad are threatened by climate change, according to a Defense Department official.

“The effects of the changing climate affect the full range of Department activities, including plans, operations, training, infrastructure, acquisition, and longer-term investments,” Daniel Chiu, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for strategy and force development, told senators at a hearing on Tuesday.

“By taking a proactive, flexible approach to assessment, analysis, and adaptation, the Department can keep pace with the impacts of changing climate patterns, minimize effects on the Department, and continue to protect our national security interests,” Chiu added.

Chiu testified before a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on the implications of energy and climate change policies.

Given the perceived threats, Chiu said climate change is playing a key role in international efforts.

“We plan to more fully integrate the impacts of climate change into our humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and other exercise plans,” Chiu said.

Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) ranking member on the subcommittee, challenged the notion that climate change issues must play a key role abroad.

Barrasso railed against the Obama administration’s international climate change programs from 2010 to 2012, which he said cost the U.S. taxpayer $7.5 billion that should have been spent on fighting terrorism and aggression in the Middle East or Eastern Europe.

Now this guy Chiu is a brilliant, well educated, well experienced human being.  He is pushing an agenda that fits his boss’s agenda and may suit what will become his private sector employer, since that is where he came from.  Y’know, that military/industrial complex Ike warned us about!  Chiu worked for a corporation which is part of this corporation.

SAIC (formerly Science Applications International Corporation) is headquartered in McLean, VA, and is a Fortune 500 scientific, engineering, and technology applications company working in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The company’s approximately 45,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. SAIC had annual revenue of $10.1 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2009.

SAIC’s national security efforts reach across all branches of the military and support the full spectrum of military operations — from peace keeping and humanitarian missions to major conflicts. SAIC also helps the U.S. Department of Defense, the FBI, and the intelligence agencies combat terrorism, cybercrime, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. SAIC’s Policy and Analysis Consulting practice, in support of DOD and DOE, was founded as Hicks & Associates in 1986 by Donald A. Hicks, former Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering. In 1991, Hicks & Associates became a part of SAIC.

Long story short the question is “Who are these guys?” and “Why are they so hooked into our government?”  and of course “Why are their people in our government?”

And worse, if these guys are really well read, well research and so depended upon, why are they pushing an agenda that has been proven to be false?

Of course the answer is money, BIG money.  And the guy who thinks this is a good idea is in charge.

The U.S. military is making a big push to transition multiple branches of the armed services to biofuels for use in various vehicle types. The United States Navy has been testing the use of biofuel in its ships, the Army tests biofuels for its ground vehicles, and the United States Air Force tests biofuels for its aircraft. The goal is to wean the U.S. military off petroleum as much as possible.

Uh…what?  We are told we are broke, and our administration wants to pay four times the market cost for a fuel that our billion dollar planes need to stay airborne. (Can you imagine if one falls out of the sky because the fuel is unusable?!)

Is it me, or is this just stupid.  Or just another payoff to an industry that would go under in a day if the government didn’t subsidize it- to the tune of four times the normal rate.

 

 

 

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The feds are claiming they need help handling illegals, while sitting illegal hunters behind a desk. Agenda?

We know Obama isn’t serious. He claims it all the time, but then his ACTIONS always speak louder than his words. “Outraged” “Serious” “Something must be done.”

Yada-yada.

However, we know when it comes to immigration “reform” that the real goal is letting future voters- and tax payers/low income workers into the nation without restraint. ( I personally support a robust guest worker program with all the bells and whistles of backgrounds, limited time in country, paying taxes, no free programs.)

But this kind of action leads to the real fundamental change through demographics that is destroying entire nations in Europe.

The French city of Marseille has an estimated 30 to 40 percent Muslim population and has been ranked as the most dangerous city in Europe.

The gritty Mediterranean port, France’s second-largest city, was appointed the “cultural capital of Europe,” a rotating European Union honor. City fathers launched beautification projects, created new tourism attractions and invited people from around the world to visit. A splendid stone esplanade was laid around the Old Port, peppered with novel sculpture, and a high-tech historical museum went up next to City Hall.

How did that work out?

The eruption has refocused attention on Marseille’s long-standing reputation as a European drug-smuggling hub, a place where entire neighborhoods have slipped away from police control and fallen under the command of gangsters who earn millions importing and selling North African hashish and settle turf disputes with AK-47 assault rifles.

“Marseille is sick with its violence,” Interior Minister Manuel Valls said.

Mark Steyn has done great work in this area documenting the Western world’s suicidal actions.  As we watch Paris burn, murders of non-Muslims by Muslims in other nations we insist on allowing in people who have bad intentions for our nation.  Just ask them.

what sane nation allows this? Dangerous for them, suicidal for us.

Obama and his administration are complicit in this effort.  Like I said, actions speak louder than words and here is just another example of his lack of seriousness.

President Obama is encouraging Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to slack off on the job, former border cops tell National Review Online.

Some ICE officials think the Obama administration has intentionally neglected to give them orders to support efforts to resolve the crisis on America’s southwestern border, says Ronald Colburn, former national deputy chief of the U.S. Border Patrol. As a result, the wave of unaccompanied children from Central America is unfolding while ICE officials cool their heels.

“They’re sitting still at their desks — reading newspapers, playing video games on their government computers — because they’re not being tasked with work, and they feel like it’s coming all the way down from the top,” Colburn tells NRO. “These are guys that do want to go out more, but basically they’re not.” Colburn says some ICE agents go work out at the gym for four hours each day because they have little work to do. Meanwhile, he says, the Obama administration continues to “strangle” Border Patrol agents who must process and handle the latest flood of Central Americans rather than stand guard at the border.

Border Patrol agents are often referred to as “catchers” because they are tasked with apprehending and processing illegal aliens crossing the border. ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations officers are dubbed “removers” because of their added responsibility of deporting illegal aliens.

Dave Stoddard, executive vice president of the Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council and a retired Border Patrol agent with several decades of experience on America’s borders, tells National Review Online that ICE agents have voiced their complaints with him about how little work they have to do. “These ICE officers are sitting, in some cases, in brand new offices, brand-new furniture and the telephone that never rings, and brand-new cars with no place to go,” Stoddard says. “They’re on the payroll and they need to entertain themselves or occupy themselves some way or other.” Stoddard says some officers review law books while others choose to hone their skills at the shooting range because of the light workload.

Now, as we all know, the federal government is segmented by little fiefdoms, each having their mission statement and protecting it turf ferociously. (Something the DHS were supposed to end.  That’s a whole other story.)  But as we see this legitimate crisis unfold you would think a serious President, one that rewrites laws and policies on a whim, would be able to pick up a phone and get every hand on deck to keep the ship from sinking.

If they just can’t find their way to send the agents to the border, maybe they can send them out to find these people.

The youths were among 20 from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala who were set to appear in federal immigration court Tuesday for initial deportation hearings. But they weren’t there — 18 of the children whose cases were set to be heard didn’t show up Tuesday for court.

It was an absentee rate that federal Immigration Judge Michael Baird said was “highly unusual,” so high that he reset the hearings for Aug. 11 rather than possibly issuing a deportation order.

Baird said he was concerned that the children may not have received proper notice of the hearings from the government. Attorney Lynn Javier, with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, agreed that it was “prudent” to reset the hearings.

The children are among about 100,000 juveniles who have entered the U.S. without a parent in the last two fiscal years, according to Homeland Security. None of the children set to appear on Tuesday had an attorney, a swelling reality that inspired Dallas Catholic Bishop Kevin Farrell on Monday to appeal to attorneys to step up to provide free services.

The judge’s decision drew praise from local immigration lawyers. Paul Zoltan, an immigration attorney in Dallas, called the decision “classy,” saying the children would have time to get attorneys and any mailing errors could be corrected.

“It gives the kids another chance,” he said.

In general, 46 percent of juveniles don’t show up for their immigration court hearings, according to Capitol Hill testimony recently from Juan Osuna, who directs the Justice Department’s immigration courts. The Executive Office of Immigration Review faces a backlog of 375,000 cases and was ordered a few weeks ago to make unaccompanied juveniles the top priority.

The high number of no-shows Tuesday raised questions about whether the children had enough time to prepare for the hearings or whether they and their families made calculated risks not to appear in court.

I hope when the talking heads start repeating the percentages on how many didn’t show up, they add in these numbers- the number who didn’t show up at all PLUS the number who are allowed to stay by the judges, who don’t want the illegals to go back.

ICE’s job is to find people who are in the country not following the law.  I think I just found a bunch here who qualify.  Pick up the papers from the court, go find the subjects, take them into custody and put them in front of the judge.  Let the world see we are serious and they would abide by our laws.

Or we’re France.

 

 

 

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From the liberal point of view. A friend’s mindset

I sent an email to a friend saying thanks for Barack. Here is the response.

soooo, let me get this right,  white people can be unhappy with a President (Bush for instance, Carter is another one) … but because black people are unhappy with Obama and not all black people are unhappy, that means what ???? and it all goes to not being able to please all of the people ANY of the time.   I guess if some people aren’t satisfied that must mean that no one should be. I’m glad people can think for themselves and not be “lemmings” in the name of a party .  How will the Republicans ever get another elected when they can’t even agree on their own platform ?  Talk about division…
God Bless America that allows us all to have our own opinions.
To which I responded.
Sure. Opinions.  The same opinions that are targeted by the IRS because those opinions disagree with the administration’s opinion, something a Republican President was impeached for.
Worse, it was done by government employees to protect their status quo, with a wink and a nod by the political operatives in the campaign. Why? Because they feared a repeat of 2010.  So they used the power YOU gave them to target and suppress people just like you.  And did it willingly and thinking they had the right.   (The scariest part)
And we discover all key people involved in the effort had their hard drives crash and communications to outside departments- like the White House- were deleted and destroyed! all of them…?Then the administration says it is an outrage and demand something be done- which has not happened- then say to you and me that they had no idea what happened, even though the main players in this mess visited the White House over a hundred times.  To talk about Easter…

If this happened to a bank, the bank officials would be in jail.  If it happened to a cop, the cops would be in jail, If it happened to a business, the CEO would be in jail.  Anyone in your buddy’s administration in jail yet? Or even being interviewed or seriously investigated by the likes of Eric Holder?

The end result? Many people’s efforts to have an opinion were suppressed, we have the proof of this, and even now people who would get involve hesitate because they don’t want to be audited. They have said such in interviews and meetings.
The slippery slope we all hoped we would not slide down, that was avoided by rightfully sending Nixon home, is now behind us.
So, no,as we have learned- we are not allowed to have our own opinions.  Oh, we can have one, it is just dangerous and costly.
As I say to my liberal friends just give it up. he doesn’t deserve your loyalty.  There are good liberals out there who really do believe in what they are doing. I may disagree, but I can respect their decency.
I warned C— back in 2008 when I said, “A bad man in a powerful position can do great harm, not just for what he can do, but for what others are encouraged to do in his name.”
Obama isn’t the total cause, but he was the greenlight.
The point I was making is her vision of things is simply molded around her worldview. She can’t let Bush go.  Her hatred of him makes anything after him better, even if it isn’t. An insight into the liberal mind.
Now she knows better.  She just doesn’t want to know better. If she did she’d read this and wonder “WTF”? like we have.

IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane said in transcribed congressional testimony that more IRS officials experienced computer crashes, bringing the total number of crash victims to “less than 20,” and also said that the agency does not know if the lost emails are still backed up somewhere.

The new round of computer crash victims includes David Fish, who routinely corresponded with Lois Lerner, as well as Lerner subordinate Andy Megosh, Lerner’s technical adviser Justin Lowe, and Cincinnati-based agent Kimberly Kitchens. (RELATED: Meet the First 7 IRS Employees Whose Computers Crashed).

“You stated at the time that document was produced to Congress, the document, the white paper in Exhibit 3[the June 13 memo], that it was accurate to the best of your knowledge.  Is it still accurate?,” a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee investigator asked Kane.

“There is an issue as to whether or not there is a ‑‑ that all of the backup recovery tapes were destroyed on the 6‑month retention schedule,” Kane replied.

“So some of those backup tapes may still exist?,” the investigator asked.

“I don’t know whether they are or they aren’t, but it’s an issue that’s being looked at,” Kane said.

You do realize they insisted no copies existed.  Now under subpoena, they aren’t so sure. Wait till the trial.  The point here is there were twenty failures…according to the liars testimony.  Half of those failures, out of ninety thousand plus employees.  Twenty hard drives, half of which were subjects involved in the targeting of people whose opinions differed from the administration or the employees of the IRS.

Twenty…out of 90,000.  Like I said, if you were a businessman in the same situation, the only thing your lawyers would be working on is if you served your time in a minimum security federal prison or not.

But they are different. They are government workers supporting the President’s agenda.

Scary.

 

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A good manager vs a bad one. The first surrounds himself with quality. The second sadly runs our country.

It is literally business 101! The first chapter, the first paragraph, the first line.  Surround yourself with talented and committed people.  Give them a job. Then get out of the way!!

Obama cannot or will not follow that tenet.  Why? Because also in the cautionary tale of running a business is the warning that some managers can only be comfortable if they think, and assure themselves by hiring practices, that they are the smartest one in the room.

It may work if the manager is a genius and hires almost geniuses. But if the manager is an idiot?….

“…On Sunday John Kerry forgot the number one rule of being miked for an interview; the microphone is always on. The Secretary of State was miked and on camera waiting for an interview with Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace when he spoke to an aide about an Israeli operation resulting in the deaths of 14 IDF solders. Kerry’s reaction was a mocking:

It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation. “It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation.We’ve got to get over there. Thank you, John. I think, John, we ought to go tonight. I think it’s crazy to be sitting around.”

Kerry was shaking his head no as Wallace explained that he was going to play the conversation. But when given the opportunity to explain himself Kerry went into full “diplo-spin” mode.

Wallace: Secretary Kerry when you said it’s a hell of a pinpoint operation are you upset that the Israelis are going too far and in fact do you intend to go back to the Middle East tonight, sir?

Kerry: It’s very difficult in these situations, obviously very difficult, Chris. You have people who have come out of tunnels. You have a right to go in and take out those tunnels. We completely support that. We support Israelis right to defend itself against rockets that are continuing to come in. Hamas has start this process rocketing after Israel was trying to find the people who killed three young –one American kid, Israeli citizens. It’s disgraceful. Yeah, it’s tough. It’s tough to have this kind of operation. I reacted obviously in a way that, in a way that anybody does with respect to young children and civilians. But war is tough. I said that publicly and I’ll say it again. We defend Israel’s right to do what it is doing in order to get at those tunnels. Israel has accepted a unilateral cease-fire. It’s accepted the Egyptian plan, which we also support. And it is important for Hamas to now step up and be reasonable and understand that you accept the cease-fire, you save lives, and that’s the way we can proceed to have a discussion about all of the underlying issues which President Obama has clearly indicated a willingness to do.

(The full conversation is embedded at the end of this post.)

The difference between Kerry’s comments when he thought he was off camera and when questioned about it by Wallace makes one wonder which other public statements made by the Secretary of State were coverups of what his real feelings are. …”

John Kerry’s job is to institute what he thinks is good policy, from the view of his Senate seat, into the real world.  And as usual, like most liberal policies, that effort is crashing on the rocks of reality.

Well, it sounded good with a scotch in my hand in the Senate cloakroom when chatting with McCain!

Then there is Josh Earnest and his statement.

White House press secretary  Josh Earnest said Monday the Obama administration’s foreign policies in a number of areas have enhanced the world’s “tranquility” – a word that raised eyebrows as reporters pointed to situations in Gaza, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Ukraine and the South China Sea.

More than one reporter during Monday’s press briefing referred to a front-page Wall Street Journal article highlighting some of those crises, and citing security strategists as saying “the breadth of global instability now unfolding hasn’t been seen since the late 1970s.”

Does this guy

look like this guy?

Which of course leads me to this.

And of course the former campaign bus driver turned national security expert ol’ Tommy, “Dude!”, Vietor.

If there is a single moment that captures the essence of something this is it.  The whole six years of the President can be summed up in the attitude and maturity of Tommy.  Add in some chaos loving community organizer bent on sending the nation off the liberal side of the cliff, and you pretty much summed up the nightmare we’ve been living.

Bad business all around.

 

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The global world and the infestation of diseases. One downside of immigration no one wants to talk about.

The people who look for the end of man often talk about disease being the cause far more than some idiot building a bomb.  Right now on TNT there is a show called “The Last Ship” which deals with the outbreak of a viral disease very similar to Ebola jacked up on steroids.

Of course it is drama and quite a stretch.  But the basis of the show’s premise made me think about today’s headlines and the fact that many of today’s travelers, legal or illegal, are coming from areas of the world where exotic, and deadly, diseases manifest themselves.

And nobody wants to have a serious discussion about it. Why? Because of political correctness and the need to fill the coffers of business and government.  Do you think if we had enough people here, having enough babies, being trained properly in the STEM areas of education, we’d have a need to bring in masses of people from other nations willy-nilly?

Or if the government- and society- told the able bodied worker either they got a job or went hungry? That just breathing in the United States doesn’t guarantee happiness or a free ride?

The failure of one part of our society to admit its mistake continues to lead us into more and more bad choices. And this isn’t just our fault, it is the fault of every western civilization, whether it be us or Europe.  We have people here not working, who are able, but we import people to fill jobs we are told our people can’t or won’t fill. We have very intelligent kids being intentionally dumbed down, for the benefit of no one, but for the ease of a system that has long outlived its purpose.

It’s  a cute concept and everything- opening our borders to just anyone who wants to come in, but nothing is free in this world, and with the importation of people, good-hearted and willing to work, comes the diseases that our earlier generation of officials handling immigration would have rejected outright.  In addition, if the person came into the nation looked unable to fend for themselves and be a productive member of society- thus a danger of becoming a ward of the state- that person was also sent back.  So, when we see idiotic columns written AND PUBLISHED by a major outlet we wonder just what their agendas really are.

 Maybe we should just send the Statue of Liberty back where it came from.

That long-and-much-beloved iconic statue, standing in New York Harbor, greeting immigrants by the tens of thousands, is inscribed with Emma Lazarus’ poem: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” Our beloved Lady Liberty has been a beacon of hope for millions of people seeking a better life.

The first human being to come through Ellis Island was an unaccompanied minor. Her name was Annie Moore, and a statue of her (and her two younger brothers) now stands on that tiny piece of hope in New York Harbor, along with one of her in Ireland, from whence she came. Thousands of unaccompanied minors followed her through Ellis Island.

The answer to the above question is no, we shouldn’t and had the first immigrant UTC came in with TB, scabies, fever, West Nile or the plague, or unfit to work, the answer would be yes.

Not all immigrants were successful in entering the United States. Official statistics suggest about 2% of immigrants were rejected and sent home. The most common reason for rejection was a concern by immigration officials that the person may become a ward of the state. This could be due to health issues (especially a fairly common eye disease called trachoma, which led to blindness), mental illness or lack of sufficient funds for immigrants to support themselves.

Here are a few disease currently working their way into the United States from foreign sources.  Some of now here and established and take lives every year, many of the outbreaks hardly noticed through the haze of cable channel shows from HSN to Oprah to Honey Booboo.  West Nile is back- again.  (Remember when that was headline news and everyone was freaking out?)

Health officials say there have been no human cases of West Nile virus in Tulsa County this year. The only confirmed case of the virus in Oklahoma thus far this year has been in Major County.

There were 84 cases last year – including eight deaths.

The virus is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. Symptoms include a sudden onset of fever, headache, dizziness, and muscle weakness.

The pneumonic  plague (Just love that one! The worst of the three variants of the plague)

The three latest patients all had contact with the same dog, with two of the three contracting pneumonic plague, as did the initial patient. Dr. Jennifer House, the department’s public health veterinarian,said the fourth case did not reach that level.

House added that the three latest patients were treated with antibiotics and had recovered; the initial patient is still hospitalized.

Officials said the initial case was the first instance of pneumonic plague in a human in Colorado in 10 years; the names of any of the patients or specific details from the cases have not been released.

“But we believe the exposure to be over,” House said.

Plague is spread by fleas from rodents, most commonly prairie dogs. Flea samples recently collected from eastern Adams County tested positive for plague bacteria. Tri-County Health Department staff members have gone door-to-door in the area with information about plague and to assess prairie dog populations. People and pets walking in open spaces and trails should avoid contact with prairie dogs, rabbits and other rodents.

Nice. Avoid rodents or the fleas they leave behind.  Sure, easy.  How many rats live in cities like New York, or other cities- here is the ten worst.  But where did the plague come from?  Not here.  Here’s a description of an outbreak.

The Black Death arrived in Europe by sea in October 1347 when 12 Genoese trading ships docked at the Sicilian port of Messina after a long journey through the Black Sea. The people who gathered on the docks to greet the ships were met with a horrifying surprise: Most of the sailors aboard the ships were dead, and those who were still alive were gravely ill. They were overcome with fever, unable to keep food down and delirious from pain. Strangest of all, they were covered in mysterious black boils that oozed blood and pus and gave their illness its name: the “Black Death.” The Sicilian authorities hastily ordered the fleet of “death ships” out of the harbor, but it was too late: Over the next five years, the mysterious Black Death would kill more than 20 million people in Europe–almost one-third of the continent’s population.

It gets better. Here’s one not talked about much.  It’s rare to get it, but you have to love the fatality rate though. So you may not get it, but if you do, there is a one in three chances you’re screwed!

Mosquitoes: we’ve talked about them for months, and for the first time this year mosquitoes have infected someone in Massachusetts with eastern equine encephalitis, or triple E.

The Massachusetts Department of Health just confirmed that a July 15th laboratory test in Plymouth County has tested positive for EEE, a dangerous virus that can cause inflammation of the brain and in one third of cases, death.

Even though the only reported case of EEE in Massachusetts was more than 80 miles to our east, our chances in western Massachusetts of getting it just went up. But it probably wouldn’t be the mosquitoes bringing it here.

Birds are typically the long range carrier of triple E, taking the disease over many miles. Mosquitoes then bite the birds and become the local source for infection when they bite a human.

And where did that come from ?  Not here.

Now we have a new one here in Florida.  A disease from the islands has made it ways to the East Coast.  Not fatal- yet.  But still it exemplifies the problem we have when we become a global community and put no real safeguards on what a person can and will bring into our native population- which includes many non-natives. (A Hispanic illegal can get West Nile just as quickly as anyone else, so their safety and health, now that they are here, is just as important.)

Daily News Staff WriterWith the first cases of chikungunya fever transmitted within the United States confirmed last week, local mosquito and public health experts are urging residents to take precautions to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes. On Thursday, the Florida Department of Health confirmed two locally acquired cases of the viral disease — one in a 41-year-old woman who lives in Miami-Dade County and the other in a 50-year-old man who is a Palm Beach County resident.

My point here is simple, as we allow people into a nation without any type of internal borders or checkpoints, we allow them to wander around (or in the case of the UTC/family unit fiasco- flown and driven around by the government) we are spreading potential hotspots throughout the nation. NOT something an earlier generation of immigration officials would have allowed.  So don’t compare then to now. It was a different nation, with different needs, and far higher standards of entry.   That worked then.

This is not going to work now- and we’ll are liable to get some innocent killed by some exotic disease because of it. To argue anything different is just being blinded by your agenda and refusing to see the truth standing- or coughing- right in front of you.

Just dumb.

 

The man had not traveled out of the area in the past year, according to Palm Beach County Health Department spokesman Tim O’Connor.

The disease is spread by being bitten by an infected Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquito. Chikungunya causes flu-like symptoms and is most likely to cause stronger reactions in people who are very young; who are age 65 or older; or who have chronic conditions such as diabetes or hypertension. It is not life-threatening.

- See more at: http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/news/local/tips-to-avoid-mosquito-borne-virus-with-video/ngjQx/#sthash.mPH4fLyQ.dpuf

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Harry Reid is crazy.

Or the Devil is taking payment.

It’s a little late in the day to start keeping track of instances of Democratic insanity, but what is to be done with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s continuing effusions? Yesterday Reid gave his best impersonation of Baghdad Bob, assuring all within his hearing that “the border is secure.”

Speaking after the Senate Democrats’ weekly policy lunch, Reid expanded on his assertion: “[Sen.] Martin Heinrich [(D-N.M.)] talked to the caucus today. He’s a border state senator. He said he can say without any equivocation the border is secure.” If Reid believes that, I can say without any equivocation that he is certifiably insane.

Will anyone in the mainstream media draw attention to Reid’s detachment from reality? Alexander Bolton reports on Reid’s comments for The Hill without further ado, as though they represent business as usual, as I guess they do.

There is an old story that goes there was a man in the wilderness of the wild west who didn’t want to be scalped by the Indians. So he pretended to be crazy, mumbling to himself and yelling out strange garbled incantations.  The Indians, truly afraid of being infected with evil spirits, shied away from  the man.  They left him alone, which is what the man wanted.

But the truth is he wasn’t crazy.  He was just cunning.  And he kept his scalp.

Just thinking out loud.

 

 

 

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A giant hole opens in Siberia, but not as big as the hole in the global warming crews’ heads!

An interesting story.

An urgent expedition will leaves tomorrow to probe a giant crater that has appeared in gas-rich northern Siberia.

Extraordinary aerial images show a mysterious hole which experts say may be up to 262 feet wide, in the Yamal Peninsula of northern Russia.

‘A scientific team has been sent to investigate the hole and is due to arrive at the scene on Wednesday,’ The Siberian Times has reported.

Another theory is that the hole was formed by a meteorite striking this lonely spot in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region, some 20 miles from the Bovanenkovo gas field.

‘There is agreement that soil around the hole was thrown out of the crater, large enough for several Mi-8 helicopters to fly into it,’ The Siberian Times reported – before adding ‘not that they have.’

The expedition organised by the Yamal authorities includes experts from Russia’s Centre for the Study of the Arctic, and also the Cryosphere Institute of the Academy of Sciences.

Sure it is obviously something. The pictures shows a perfectly round hole with a symmetrical debris pattern.  Not something explosive at first glance, but that doesn’t stop the writer from throwing in this little tidbit.

Anna Kurchatova from the Sub-Arctic Scientific Research Centre, thinks the crater was formed by a mixture of water, salt and gas igniting an underground explosion, a result of global warming.

Gas accumulated in ice could have mixed with sand beneath the surface, and then mixed with salt.

Opening up: The enormous crater could be caused by global warming, with gas exploding below the surface

Is it warmer there now, by any measurable amount?  Has this happened before? Recently?  Is there any scientific work done to create a formula say that will cause a “boom”?  Like if you mix saltpeter with charcoal and sulfur in the right ratios and light it, it will burn- violently and with a lot of white smoke?!  (trust me I know, I did it in science class- and got banned from the lab!)

Now there are gas pipelines running through the area.  That makes more sense than a random mixture of materials set off by global warming.  But don’t let that stop the idiots who think everything that happens on earth is caused by mankind’s CO2 emissions.

Jeez…

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The “America” people don’t like to talk about. The out of control gangs.

Eric Holder complains we don’t talk about race.  We are cowards.  A newsman on the television, reporting on the murder of a rookie officer, did just that.  He was suspended.  Why? Because when he spook he put the blame on the inner city culture of fatherless blacks who grow up to be gang members and criminals.  He’s right.  He just can’t talk about it.  Heck, blacks who talk about this can barely get away with it.

So, the question is are we cowards for not talking about it, or are we afraid to lose our jobs and the means to feed and house our kids?  And who carries that stick that is wielded so harshly?  Oh, that’s right, the same people who say we are cowards for not facing the race issue.

…The Bloods have vowed to kill more Jersey City cops to avenge the thug the police shot dead this week after he executed a rookie officer, The Post has learned.

The violent street gang has threatened to “kill a Jersey City cop and not stop until the National Guard is called out,” a senior law enforcement source revealed.

Police are even being warned that violent Bloods gang members may be traveling from out of state to target officers in New Jersey, according to an internal New Jersey State Police advisory obtained by The Post.

“New Jersey State Police has received credible information from the Jersey City Police Department about specific threats toward Jersey City police officers and law enforcement,” the advisory read.

“The United Blood Nation may take retaliatory action against police officers.”

The PA advisory cautioned that officers should remain vigilant and be aware of “the potential for Bloods traveling into Jersey City.”

In addition to the Port Authority advisory, a statewide alert has been issued to police officers, a senior law enforcement official said Tuesday.

“It was an officer safety awareness” advisory “telling cops to be careful and to wear their vests and take the threat seriously,” the official said. …

Why are the Bloods upset to a murderous level?  Because a black man, robbing a store, killed a police officer responding to the call and was killed by the officer’s partner in a gun battle.

…The gang threat was made in direct response to the fatal Jersey City police shooting of Lawrence Campbell moments after he ambushed Officer Melvin Santiago in a Walgreens parking lot early Sunday.

Santiago had been responding to an armed robbery at the 24-hour drugstore when Campbell unleashed a barrage of bullets, leaving 13 holes across the patrol car’s windshield.

Santiago, 23, was shot in the head.

His partner dodged the bullets and returned fire, killing Campbell.

It was not clear Tuesday if Campbell, 27, was a member of the Bloods.

The tip about the threat came from a credible source who has provided valuable information about gang activities in the past, authorities said. …

The wife of the bad guy, now dead, complains if the cops were going to kill him, he should have killed more of them.  I shit you not.  A certain mindset that is absent from every other culture in our nation. You won’t find Amish saying it, or Mormons, or middle class white (or blacks), or hippies or Wall Street people.  Not one group of people in America say that a cop defending himself by killing a cop killer should be killed or that the cop killer should have killed more.  Simply unbelievable.

The widow of the thug who executed a Jersey City cop over the weekend said Monday that her husband should have killed even more officers — as her neighbors set up a sickening memorial to her fame-seeking spouse.

“He should’ve taken more [officers] with him,” Angelique Campbell said of husband Lawrence, who killed rookie Officer Melvin Santiago in an ambush early Sunday, before being killed by police.

(In the linked story, just before he began shooting the bad guy said to others “Watch the TV news later — I’m going to be famous.”)

So his mindset was no different that his wife’s. (For a little more background we turned- once again- to a British paper. Our papers won’t cover this.) Again, this is not by accident or a rarity.  We have allowed the decline of a certain subculture in America, even after throwing trillions of dollars at it.

So if the reason isn’t money, why did it fail?  I argue because the African-American activists are cowards and won’t talk about or face the problem. The average decent black person recognizes and despises this situation. I grew up around blacks, I remember riding with one of the first black deputies in our county back in the late seventies. He was outstanding and explained the relationship and comparisons between the black community and the white community.  What he said was that only a small minority of blacks caused problems and gave the whole community a bad reputation.  The vast majority of blacks wanted to be married, care for their families, go to church, work hard and provide a better life for their kids.  They were, sadly, a silent majority that was painted with a negative broad brush.  I agree.

So, it isn’t simply a white issue, it is a black issue. They are the cause, they are the remedy.  The white population isn’t allowed to be truthful, without facing destructive forces. So we’re out. Nobody is listening, and nobody on our side wants to take the hit because we spoke the truth.

However, for years, the vocal activists used the decline to make money (Thanks Jessie and Al).  But now the decline is so damaging to so much of our general culture- as it impacts almost everything and every day living (think random knock out games and flash mobs)- that suddenly, everybody who holds some responsibility and needs to be held accountable for their past bad acts are jumping back and claiming loudly “I didn’t do that!”  Eric Holder and his ilk are part of that group.  That should not be allowed to occur.  They broke it, by God they need to fix it!

If you allow ANY human group a free pass for bad behavior long enough they will begin to think it is a right.  We see that in government employees, and the near inability to fire them for bad or poor behavior.  Now their attitude is once of entitled arrogance as we have witnessed in the recent scandals.   We see it in the subculture in the inner cities.  We see it in entitlement groups. We see it in teachers.  We see it in illegal aliens. We see in police departments at times (but usually corrected when exposed). We see it in so many other areas of our culture too, a steady drip-drip-drip of acidic destruction.

With the election of Obama, a man who could have turned off that spigot with one sentence, we are now suffering the exact opposite. His “post-racial” promise is anything but.  I understand the politics of it. What I don’t understand is their willingness to literally burn the house down to get what they think is some kind of reward.  I can’t believe they believe that destroying the nation will serve them at all, unless the elites plan to move en masse to another country and set up there.  The bad guys will seek the most fruitful targets, and will feel they have a right to take anything they want, with violence if necessary.  Let’s be honest, there are a ton of targets on the liberal side, many who helped create this mess.

And be assured the bad guys won’t care a whit about their politics, just what cool stuff they have that can be taken by force.

 

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