Friday, June 30, 2017
Breitbart: Sanctuary City SF to Pay Illegal Alien $190k Because Police Called ICE - Asian-Amer Mayor Lee "glad" illegal is back out on the loose--tma
An illegal alien from El Salvador may be soon be receiving a $190,000 check from the City of San Francisco because “a San Francisco police officer directly contacted ICE and told them where to find [him],” KPIX 5 reported on Wednesday. ...
Thursday, June 29, 2017
RRW - Episcopal Bishop in Maine: It is our moral obligation to take in refugees - How convenient since 95+% church funding = taxpayer $
But, is it the obligation of the US taxpayer to pay the Episcopal Church millions annually for THEIR Christian charity? Of course that is one of the major moral questions that has driven this blog for ten years!
You can read the Bishop’s opinion piece at the Bangor Daily News:
With the news that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed a limited version of the president’s travel ban to go into effect, we should recall our moral obligation to assist refugees seeking a chance to rebuild their lives and create a better future for their families. As the world searches for solutions to the largest refugee crisis in global history — more than 22 million people worldwide of whom fewer than 1 percent will ever be resettled in another country — we in Maine must do our part.
It is easy to be charitable with someone else’s money!
I searched the Bangor Daily News piece for any mention of the fact (published in their own publication) that the church is receiving 99.5% of its funds for refugee resettlement from the taxpayer.
Episcopal Migration Ministries (the church’s refugee resettlement wing) is not even a separate legal entity, so our money goes directly to the church!
Therefore we, or Mainers, don’t need any lectures about moral duties! Christian charity should be privately given, not extorted from every taxpaying American!
The first and foremost Congressional reform needed with our process of resettling refugees in the US is to bar the phony charitable non-profit middlemen*** from receiving federal dollars for their ‘charitable’ work.
I have a huge archive on Maine and its problems with refugees and asylum seekers, click here.
*** Nine federal contractors that monopolize refugee resettlement in the US:
- Church World Service (CWS)
- Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) (secular)
- Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM)
- Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
- International Rescue Committee (IRC) (secular)
- US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) (secular)
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS)
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
- World Relief Corporation (WR)
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
American Thinker - Venezuela: Refugees from Socialism - the Next Migrant Wave Won’t Be from ISIS - American Thinker so busy condemning socialism, seems to think American people deserve to be inundated. Afraid not, Monica. --tma
Had enough refugee crises? Apparently not. A new one is coming, and it may be big, rivaling the human waves that have engulfed Europe, except that it’s not from ISIS. Venezuela is melting down into a huge refugee flight, which is the natural endgame of socialism. And it will reach our shores. ...
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In the sixth month of Donald Trump’s presidency, we are witnessing an unprecedented meltdown of much of the media. Standards have been tossed overboard in a frenzy to bring down the president.
Trump, like all presidents, deserves coverage that is skeptical and tough, but also fair. That’s not what he’s getting.
What started as bias against him has become a cancer that is consuming the best and brightest. In rough biblical justice, media attempts to destroy the president are boomeranging and leaving their reputations in tatters.
He accuses them of publishing fake news, and they respond with such blind hatred that they end up publishing fake news. That’ll show him.
CNN is suffering an especially bad case of Trump Derangement Syndrome ...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Latest tma_sierrahills PC Grade for Crime Fiction: James Patterson's 'Run For Your Life' awarded an A+ = an effort at politically correct virtue-signaling so extreme it edges into hilarity
Run For Your Life, James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge, Vision, 2010.
Detective Michael Bennett's kids:
"A total of ten, count them: two Hispanic, two black, one Asian, and the rest white."
Mercifully this already appears on page 25, meaning a perfect PC grade, thus no further evaluation or reading required by yours truly.
Patterson is known for contributing to many worthy causes, good for him. However, the dreamy, or career calculated, pursuit of multiculturalism will only bring down the West, causing catastrophic suffering, as we are now witnessing by bloodbaths in the US, UK, France, Germany, Sweden, etc.
Last I read, Patterson was planning to coauthor--something he does a lot, a lot--one of his crime fiction novels with former President Bill Clinton. The jokes almost write themselves, such as: 'We know who the real expert on crime will be.'
Monday, June 26, 2017
Smithsonian Mag - In celebration of the graceful mysterious giraffes--and the heroes working on their recovery --tma
Mystery on the Savanna
By Alex Shoumatoff
Photos: Melissa Groo
Yahoo: Asylum seekers in Canada who fled Trump now trapped in legal limbo - Hispanics not welcome in Chinese/Muslim Canada? --tma
TORONTO/WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Thousands of people who fled to Canada to escape President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal migrants have become trapped in legal limbo because of an overburdened refugee system, struggling to find work, permanent housing or enroll their children in schools.
Refugee claims are taking longer to be completed than at any time in the past five years, according to previously unpublished Immigration and Refugee Board data provided to Reuters. Those wait times are set to grow longer after the IRB in April allocated “up to half” of its 127 tribunal members to focus on old cases. The number of delayed hearings more than doubled from 2015 to 2016 and is on track to increase again this year.
Hearings are crucial to establishing a claimant’s legal status in Canada. Without that status, they struggle to convince employers to hire them or landlords to rent to them. Claimants cannot access loans or student financial aid, or update academic or professional credentials to meet Canadian standards. ...
Sunday, June 25, 2017
RRW - Bangladeshi refugee sentenced for child rape, pornography, lectures Canadians he was never told it was wrong - Thanks Justin! --tma
Diversity is strength alert!
Here we go again! Only two weeks ago we had another story *** about a refugee in Canada (a Syrian who beat his wife) blaming Canada for not instructing him on the ways of the west!
Thanks to reader ‘Saltnpepper’ for the story from the Calgary Herald:
Despite describing himself as a victim, a man guilty of child pornography and sexually assaulting minors was handed a 12-year sentence Friday. ...
Next they'll be claiming that all the truck slaughters are due to a lack of Muslim driver's education programs.
AP: Europeans learn to live with and adapt to terror attacks - In other words, kill my kids, rape my wife--just don't call me racist! --tma
PARIS (AP) — The jihadis' targets in Europe are depressingly repetitive: the Brussels metro, the Champs-Elysees in Paris (twice), tourist-filled bridges in London (twice) and a U.K. rock concert. And that's just the past few months.
The steady stream of attacks on centers of daily life have drawn pledges from Europeans not to let terrorists change how they live, but in ways large and small they already have.
There is a heightened awareness and quicker reactions, especially in the hardest-hit countries of France, Britain and Belgium, that would have seemed unthinkable just a few years ago. ...
Saturday, June 24, 2017
LAT - [MSM spin] Number of refugees admitted to U.S. drops by almost half - Down only 12% this time last year
LA Times headline is deceptive (yes, can you believe it!)
Here is the headline of an LA Times story yesterday designed to give an impression to lazy readers that President Trump (the meany) has drastically cut refugee admissions. He hasn’t.
Number of refugees admitted to U.S. drops by almost half
Their story begins:
The number of refugees admitted to the United States was cut by nearly half in the first three months of the Trump administration compared with the final three months of the Obama presidency, reflecting the new president’s skepticism toward immigration.
Further down, at least they try to be honest for readers willing to read more than the headline as they report what we reported ad nauseam and that is that the outgoing Obama State Department was pouring refugees in to the US at a phenomenal rate.
The data suggest that the Obama administration, as it was about to turn over power to Trump, significantly stepped up the number of refugees admitted. Arrivals in its final three months reflected an 86% year-over-year increase compared to the same period the previous year.
In Trump’s first three months, arrivals were 12% lower than for the same period in the previous year.
But, heck, 12% lower doesn’t make for a headline designed to make President Trump look bad.
Have a look at the data for the last ten years (from Wrapsnet) and see the astronomical numbers that Obama was pushing through the pipeline in the final months of his presidency.
I’m getting sick of having to show how the mainstream media skews the news on refugees. I bet you are too!
Then the LA Times story says this:
Trump has sought to limit the number of refugees to 50,000 this year. But adverse rulings in the courts could work against him.
As of today we are at 48,856, and at the present rate of arrivals we will reach 50,000 in a week to ten days. I have maintained from the outset that Trump can legally slow or outright halt the number being admitted (under the ceiling of 110,000 set by Obama) at any time and will be watching to see how the Supreme Court handles this portion of the case before them. ...
Friday, June 23, 2017
The so-called Identitarian Movement's popularity is growing in Germany following a series of high-profile public demonstrations. DW's Sumi Somaskanda talked with two prominent members about the group's goals.
A small but dramatic demonstration stopped tourists in their tracks at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate in late August 2015: a group of young protesters clambered atop the famous monument and unfurled a black banner with the words "Secure Borders Secure Future." These were activists from the Identitarian Movement (IB), a reactionary youth movement on the rise across Europe.
It was a watershed moment for the IB in Germany. Much of their campaign until that point had been waged on social media and online forums. This was their biggest public splash - and it worked. Images of the activists atop the Brandenburg Gate rippled across German media, thrusting the Identitarians into the spotlight. ...