Thursday, April 30, 2015

Daily Mail: Five Journalists Beaten and Robbed by Rioters While Covering Baltimore Violence - Some reporters must have said, 'How can they attack me--I'm liberal Dem?! A/t I've heard equipment guys are less Lefty. --tma

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Five Journalists Beaten and Robbed by Rioters While Covering Baltimore Violence

Journalists in Baltimore, Maryland got a taste of war reporting Monday night as they covered the race riots that broke out in the city in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death.
In the violence that broke out in clashes between police and rogue protesters, at least five reporters and cameramen were injured, according to journalism organization Poynter.
All of the journalists targeted on Monday say they were attacked by the rioters–and not police.
A cameraman for CCTV, a Chinese news station that focuses on issues impacting Asia and Latin America, posted a photo showing blood streaming down his face after a  protester beat him and stole his camera.
Another cameraman named Oliver Janney told Poynter that he was attacked while filming the chaos live for CNN.
‘I have a broken nose and three stitches in my upper lip,’ Janney told Poynter.
‘I got jumped covering Baltimore violence. Broken nose, busted lip, phone stolen. I’m ok,’ he later tweeted.
A Baltimore Sun reporter tweeted around 9pm that one of the paper’s photographers had been attacked by a group of rioters while trying to take pictures on Howard Street.
‘People were yelling at him “stop taking pictures,”‘ Sun writer Carrie Wells tweeted.
Wells says the group then ran after Assaf, tackled him to the ground and beat him while he was laying helpless. And Wells says police ‘didn’t really help’. ...

RR Watch - Ann Corcoran: Residents of St. Cloud, MN get more facts on refugee resettlement

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Residents of St. Cloud, MN get more facts on refugee resettlement

If you have just dropped in here at RRW today for the first time, you should read our report from my visit to St. Cloud, MN, a small city a little over an hour from Minneapolis where Lutheran Social Service is dropping off Somali refugees who are now causing tension in the school system.
Although the Left-leaning St. Cloud Times couldn’t control itself completely and put up one story as news that was really an opinion piece, we are pretty satisfied that for the first time ever the readers of that paper received a tutorial of sorts on how the refugee resettlement program works.
The contractors, such as Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, are often happy to promote the idea that refugees simply “find their way” to your towns, rather than to tell you that the UN is picking them and the US State Department is assigning them to 9 contractors and 350 subcontractors (some masquerading as ‘religious’ charities), and paying them with your tax dollars to distribute them!
The original article generated lots of discussion, see the comments, and here is a letter to the editor published yesterday from Tennessean Don Barnett who has had over two decades of experience following the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program.
I would like to draw your attention to the airfare loan issue.  Shortly after refugees arrive in the US the contractor begins nagging the refugee to repay the airfare loan money (that you ‘loaned’ them through the federal treasury).   The State Department to my knowledge has not reported how much is actually ever collected, but we know that the contractors keep a chunk of what they manage to wring out of the refugees for themselves! 
Remember readers this is big business for the contractors and for the industries in Minnesota looking for cheap labor!
Here is Barnett (emphasis is mine):
This is regarding the Times news report “Fact-checking refugee resettlement activist,” published April 24.
Don Barnett
Stating that Lutheran Social Services “receives $850 per arrival” is misleading. Refugee resettlement is very profitable, and money is earned in many ways. If a volunteer spends time with an LSS refugee or donates, say, a used couch, LSS submits a bill to the feds for the volunteer’s time or the used couch and receives cash from the misnamed federal Match Grant program.
If LSS’s parent organization collects the airfare from the refugee — which was provided by the taxpayer to the refugee as a loan — the organization pockets a full 25 percent of the amount as a collection fee. This relatively small program alone means millions for the larger refugee contractors.  [In its 2012 annual report, for example, the contractor US Conference of Catholic Bishops reported over $3 million in cash for the collection of airfare loans.—ed]
There are many grant programs providing an opaque stream of money from almost all departments of the U.S. government. As a state refugee coordinator notes in a 2012 GAO report, “local affiliate funding is based on the number of refugees they serve, so affiliates have an incentive to maintain or increase the number of refugees they resettle each year rather than allowing the number to decrease.”
It is hardly the case that “refugees receive a one-time federal grant of $1,125″ and “after that, refugees are on their own.” Most refugees are placed into one or another federal assistance program by the refugee resettlement contractors.
Just in the past few weeks Congressional Research Services provided data about welfare usage among refugees. Among refugees who had arrived in a recent 5-year period, 56 percent were receiving Medicaid or Refugee Medical Assistance, 74.2 percent were on food stamps, 22.8 percent were in public housing, and 47.1 percent were on some form of cash assistance.
Unfortunately, it is the refugee resettlement contractor, such as LSS, which leaves the refugees “on their own” — abandoning them to the care of the taxpayer.
See our complete archive on St. Cloud going back many years by clicking here.
If you are interested in listening to my interview with Dan ‘OX’ Ochsner on KNSI radio in St. Cloud, click here and scroll down to podcasts part 1 and 2 on April 23, 2015.

CofCC / CBS NY: Beautiful female charity worker slaughtered in racial hate crime in the Bronx - We keep performing beautiful swan dives right into the cannibal's pot. --tma

Beautiful female charity worker slaughtered in racial hate crime in the Bronx


A homeless shelter manager was slaughtered, allegedly by one of the people she was helping.

RR Watch - Ann Corcoran - CIS: Important testimony on Obama’s new “rogue” refugee plan for Central American ‘kids’ - "Once the Central American “children” are deemed refugees, then what is to stop every poor country in the world from demanding that their children are given the same advantage and designated refugees as well?"

CIS: Important testimony on Obama’s new “rogue” refugee plan for Central American ‘kids’

Last week the brave and indefatigable Senator Jeff Sessions held a hearing in his Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, about Obama’s new refugee program for Central American Minors (CAM) program.

Once again, Obama is writing immigration law from the White House as he colonizes your towns with “new” Americans.

For those of you wanting to understand how this already-launched Obama “refugee” resettlement plan works, see this important testimony presented by Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies last week.

Once the Central American “children” are deemed refugees, then what is to stop every poor country in the world from demanding that their children are given the same advantage and designated refugees as well?
Here (below) is how she begins (and a few snips follow).  Perhaps the most important bit you should understand is that the “children” streaming across our southern border, or those still at home in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are NOT refugees by the internationally understood definition of what does make one a refugee—they must first prove that they are PERSECUTED for one of several reasons.
Obama is changing (broadening!) the definition of ‘refugee’ in such a way that anyone in the world could call themselves a refugee if they need a job and have crime in their country and for those reasons demand entrance into the US.  This CAM program is the proverbial camel getting its nose under the tent!
And, one important reason Obama wants the “children” designated as refugees (besides the simple flooding of America with potential new voters for the Dems because refugees can move quickly to citizenship) is that all of the welfare goodies available to Americans will be available to them as well upon arrival.

Vaughan calls the Obama plan a “rogue” refugee program (emphasis is mine):

Jessica Vaughn, Director of Policy Studies, Center for Immigration Studies.
 Thank you, Chairman Sessions and Ranking Member Schumer, for the opportunity to testify on the new Central American Minors (CAM) Refugee/Parole Program, and the impact this controversial program will have on American communities. Both the CAM Program and the Haitian Family Reunification Program (HFRP), a similarly problematic endeavor, are dramatic departures from existing law and policy on the admission of refugees, grants of parole, and the family reunification process established by Congress. The criteria for participating in the program differ significantly from what the law stipulates for refugees and parolees. The programs have been presented to the public in a deceptive way, perhaps in an effort to avoid public criticism for what are plainly unlawful, unprecedented, and costly schemes. These programs are an egregious abuse of executive authority; perhaps with good intentions, but that is no substitute for the law. Worst of all, there is no indication that either program can succeed in achieving the stated goal of deterring people from contracting with criminal smuggling organizations to bring their family members to the United States. The result will be a continued erosion of the integrity of immigration law, exploding costs for taxpayers, needless public safety problems, and continued illegal immigration from this part of the world.
The clear focus of the program is on family reunification, not escaping persecution, which is the legal basis for U.S. and international refugee programs. The stated goal is to provide an alternative to traditional – and dangerous – pathways of illegal migration to the United States to join family members who migrated earlier. The existence of persecution is not mentioned in the statement, nor in other official explanations about the CAM program.
….government and news media reports all indicate that the main reason for the influx of juveniles from Central America is not rampant or particularlized persecution, but to join family members who are already living here, to escape difficult living conditions, and because Obama administration policies allow it.
While the problems of violence, poverty and lack of opportunity in Central America are real and pervasive, and we cannot be oblivious to them, Congress wisely has not recognized these conditions as appropriate grounds for refugee status. If it had, then much of the world could demand resettlement, including many in the United States.
Keep in mind that the ‘parents’ supposedly lawfully present in the US, who must apply for their kids to enter, are in most cases here in some form of temporary legal status, but once the ‘kid’ becomes a refugee, who would ever throw out the Moms and Pops? In other words, the kid will anchor the family!
There is much, much, more and I urge you to read it so that you know that a few thousand more ‘kids’ coming in as refugees is not the issue.  A more significant impact than the modest numbers of CAMs (which might seem insignificant in the overall scheme of things) is that Obama is changing refugee law!
One final note, especially galling to me is the fact that processing the ‘kids’ into the country will be up to the refugee subcontractors, list here.  And, surely they will be getting more of your hard-earned dollars to do the paperwork!
For new readers, we have an extensive archive on the so-called “Unaccompanied minors” going back several years, here.

American Thinker - Jeannie DeAngelis: Baltimore burns while Barack Obama drinks sake - "Meanwhile, as Barack Obama recited a haiku, in Baltimore, reporters and cameramen were dodging bricks and broken glass while police in riot gear tried to hold back angry rioters."

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Baltimore burns while Barack Obama drinks sake

Rome might not be burning, but Baltimore sure is, and if partying in the midst of a crisis could be considered fiddling, President Obama would be quite the fiddler indeed.

Just one month after Michelle Obama visited Japan, lunched on an ornate bento box and wailed away on the Taiko drums like “Mr. Bongo” Jack Costanzo, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie Abe, were guests of honor at the White House’s eighth state dinner.

As journalists in Baltimore suffered broken bones, bloodied lips, and muggings, glittering groups of elite guests dressed in black tie arrived in limos.  And what a celebration the evening turned out to be.

Cascades of pink cherry blossoms and orchids abounded.  In fact, cherry blossoms graced everything from the red chopsticks to the table’s centerpieces.  If only Laura Dowling, the head florist who was suddenly and dramatically escorted from the White House back in March, were there to supervise, surely the first lady would have been honored with a flotilla of F-Lotus blossoms.

Celebrity Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto joined the White House staff in the kitchen, and under the pink twinkling lights, to the delight of all the guests, the new “Kailua blue” Hawaii-inspired china was unveiled. 

Meanwhile, as Barack Obama recited a haiku, in Baltimore, reporters and cameramen were dodging bricks and broken glass while police in riot gear tried to hold back angry rioters. ...

RR Watch - Ann Corcoran: Idaho to get an influx of Syrian refugees beginning in October - US, EU & UN elites think of European ethnics everywhere as hapless Idaho potatoes ready for the final demographic harvest. --tma

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Idaho to get an influx of Syrian refugees beginning in October

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the US State Department and its contractors are colonizing Idaho and thus making the construction of a mosque in Magic Valley inevitable.
This is the latest from Twin Falls as the resettlement subcontractor, College of Southern Idaho Refugee Programs, says the town should expect an influx of Syrians starting in October.
Readers, October 1 is the beginning of the new fiscal year (FY2016) and all concerned citizens should begin asking your local resettlement subcontractor (list here) for their ‘abstract’ for FY2016.
Right now the subcontractors are preparing their wish list for which ethnic groups of refugees they want to bring to your town, how many,  and are preparing a description of the amenities your town has to offer by way of school system capacity, health care, and other social services you will be providing the “new Americans.” (They may say it isn’t finished but keep after them!).
TWIN FALLS • The College of Southern Idaho’s Refugee Center is expecting an influx of Syrian refugees starting in October.
Projections show the center will likely receive 300 refugees from around the world during the upcoming federal fiscal year. That’s the same number as this year.

Refugee director in Twin Falls is Zeze Rwasama formerly of the DR Congo.
Refugee Center director Zeze Rwasamaanticipates the biggest populations of newcomers will be from Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo***.
“That can change at any time depending on what’s out there,” he said. The U.S. Department of State approves the number of refugees coming to Twin Falls.
There aren’t any Syrians in Twin Falls yet, Rwasama said, but the Refugee Center is prepared for the influx.“We’re not anticipating any challenges.”
Worldwide, aid groups are calling on the United States to do more to help Syrians displaced by a five-year civil war.

US State Department still aiming to get 2,000 Syrians into the US by September 30th.  (My research says of the 682 we have admitted so far, 90% are Muslims.—ed)

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Anne Richard said during a recent visit to Lebanon that between 1,000 and 2,000 Syrian refugees will be brought to the U.S. by the end of September and several thousand more in 2016.

Not as bad as Wichita, KS (yet!):

Typically, Twin Falls schools have more than 100 refugee students and about 20 languages are spoken.
Since 1984, the center has settled almost 5,000 people in the Magic Valley. Most are from Iraq and Iran.
Read more here.  David Miliband’s push for 65,000 Syrians for the US by the end of Obama’s term is mentioned.
See our entire Idaho archive by clicking here.   Remember they had the distinction of resettling an Uzbek alleged terrorist here in 2013.  Whatever happened to his case?
*** The UN is picking 50,000 from the DR Congo for the US.  The process of resettling this very needy group of refugees is underway, see here.  We were led to believe that they would mostly be women and children in great need (expensive to care for!), but there are some Muslims in the mix as well.

AFP: EU's Juncker calls for [greater] legal immigration to curb tragedies - "If we close the doors, migrants will break in through the window" - Our Open-Borders Overlords are enemies just as if they were shooting down our great-grandkids. --tma

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EU's Juncker calls for legal immigration to curb tragedies

Strasbourg (France) (AFP) - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday urged EU nations to increase legal immigration in a bid to avoid more migrant deaths in the Mediterranean.
Juncker's comments angered his own centre-right party in the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, France, where he made the comments.
He expressed disappointment with the outcome of last week's emergency EU summit held in Brussels in the wake of the deadliest migrant shipwreck yet in the Mediterranean.
"We must work on legal immigration. If we close the doors, migrants will break in through the windows," Juncker told MEPs. ...

RR Watch - Ann Corcoran: UN wants the West to take in one million refugees over 5 years; Wilders calls it invitation to Jihadist infiltrators - 'Camp of the Saints' closer each day. --tma

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UN wants the West to take in one million refugees over 5 years; Wilders calls it invitation to Jihadist infiltrators

I’m off again today, this time to DC and, alas, have no time to post much, but wanted to get this excellent article from Fox News posted before I catch the train.   Hat tip: Richard at Blue Ridge Forum.
Thank goodness some sane heads are quoted throughout.  Australia’s success in turning back the invaders is mentioned.   And, the only thing missing is any mention of how Libya became a launching pad for the invasion with Hillary’s help.
Geert Wilders: The “Islamicization” of Europe is well underway.
 The humanitarian disaster unfolding on the Mediterranean is likely already providing a “shield” for Islamist terrorists to infiltrate waves of migrants attempting the perilous crossing from North Africa to Europe, terrorism experts and other strategic observers are warning. And they say a UN plan to resettle 1 million refugees in Western nations would turn the situation into a full-blown security crisis.
The exodus now unfolding, as well as the UN call to take in refugees from war-torn Middle Eastern and African nations over the next five years, is providing a “shield for the passage of jihadists to Europe,” said one analyst. Once absorbed into the societies of Europe and other rich countries such as the United States, ISIS operatives would be set to eventually gain all the freedoms of other citizens of those countries – including the freedom to travel, often without having to go through the extra scrutiny involved in obtaining a passport visa.
“ISIS has threatened to [infiltrate the migrants] and German intelligence already said that this is a real threat,” Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders told from The Netherlands. “An open door policy would – both for the USA and Europe – mean that the threat of Islamists and terrorists entering our countries would increase to a very dangerous level.”

Just a reminder that the UN High Commissioner for Refugees already has 11,000 Syrian refugees picked out for your home towns.  Tell your Member of Congress and your US Senators—NO resettlement in your town!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

AmRen - Jared Taylor: New York Times Stumbles onto the Truth About Baltimore - "Blacks live in neighborhoods that they, themselves, have wrecked, and then ask, 'This is all that is given to us?'”

New York Times Stumbles onto the Truth About Baltimore


Discovers why blacks riot.
An article from yesterday’s New York Times about the relative calm in Baltimore stumbled by accident onto something like the real reason why blacks were rioting. Near the famous burned-out CVS–the city had begged the company to “invest” in a dodgy neighborhood–the Times reporter found someone it identified as “Robert Wilson, a college student who went to high school in Baltimore.” The article concludes with Mr. Wilson’s explanation of why blacks rioted. He said nothing about Freddie Gray or police brutality. Instead, he said this:
We’re just angry at the surroundings–like this is all that is given to us?–and we’re tired of this, like nobody wants to wake up and see broken-down buildings. They take away the community centers, they take away our fathers, and now we have traffic lights that don’t work, we have houses that are crumbling, falling down.
This quote almost perfectly captures the black mentality that leads to rioting. Blacks live in neighborhoods that they, themselves, have wrecked, and then ask, “This is all that is given to us?”
Hard-working white people built the “broken-down” buildings Mr. Wilson is complaining about. Many had parquet floors, high ceilings, and fine moldings found today only in the most expensive new construction. ...

AP: Jeb Bush: Give 11 million immigrants chance to stay - Since USA is "nation of immigrants"--true of all nations if you go back far enough--it is OK to infinitely redouble our population numbers and erase the European-based Historic American Nation. --tma

Jeb Bush: Give 11 million immigrants chance to stay

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush applauds his audience after speaking to the National Christian Hispanic Leadership Conference in Houston, Tuesday, April 29, 2015. It is his second appearance with a Spanish-speaking audience this week. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Practicing for when hands are in cuffs? 

HOUSTON (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush declared Wednesday that 11 million immigrants in the country illegally should have an opportunity to stay, wading yet again into his party's contentious immigrant debate.

In tone and substance, Bush stands out among the many Republicans lining up for the GOP's next presidential primary, where conservatives who oppose an immigration overhaul often hold outsized influence. As he moves toward a presidential campaign, the brother and son of former presidents has not backed away from his defense of immigrants in the country illegally and a policy that would allow them to attain legal status under certain conditions.
"We're a nation of immigrants," Bush said at the National Christian Hispanic Leadership Conference that brought several hundred Hispanic evangelical leaders to Houston this week. "This is not the time to abandon something that makes us special and unique." ...