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  • Prague Needs to Expand Weapon Accessibility for Citizens Amid Terrorist Threat(Czech)

    08/02/2016 8:01:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 7/31/2016 | unknown
    PRAGUE (Sputnik) — The president added that those in possession of guns would have to get used to protecting themselves instead of keeping weapons at home. "Earlier I spoke against possession of large amounts of weapon [by the citizens]. After those [terrorist] attacks, I do not think so any more," Zeman said in an interview with the Czech Blesk newspaper. Europe has been pushed to urgently and extensively boost its safety and security measures over the past months amid a wave of deadly attacks that has occurred in Europe, including a truck running over a crowd in France's Nice and...
  • EU plans fully-fledged external border force

    12/11/2015 8:08:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 12/11/2015, 09:29 | Eszter Zalan
    The European Union is considering a plan to introduce a permanent external border control force that could be deployed if it deems that a member state is in need of help to police its frontiers even without the EU country's consent, the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal reported Friday (11 December). The migration crisis has exposed the bloc's leaky external border control, and the Paris attacks, where two suspects entered the EU posing as refugees, added to the anxieties about external border checks. There have been repeated calls by EU leaders to step up efforts to police external...
  • (October 1, 2015) Donald Trump: "If I Win, Syrian Refugees Are Going Back"

    11/13/2015 6:25:17 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 143 replies
    MSNBC via Youtube ^ | Published on October 1, 2015
    At a campaign speech on Wednesday, Donald Trump said if he's elected president, Syrian refugees are "going back" if they come to the United States
  • Georgia becomes 'border state' for violent illegal immigrants

    11/01/2015 1:36:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    WSB-TV2 ^ | October 30, 2015 | Aaron Diamant
    [Aaron] Diamant spent months analyzing millions of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement removal records for fiscal years 2003 through 2013. The information was released under the Freedom of Information Act.Of the 386,485 unauthorized immigrants removed from the United States in 2013, 222,972 of them - 60% - had at least prior removal. 42,116 of the total unauthorized immigrants removed that year had been convicted of an aggravated felony. Of those felons, 27,159 had been removed before. That's 64%.Among the aggravated felons who had been removed at least once before were 281 killers, 178 kidnappers, 1149 sex criminals and thousands convicted...
  • Four-fifths of Germans want border controls

    10/06/2015 5:24:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies ^ | 06 Oct 2015 09:15 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Four-fifths of respondents told pollsters that they were in favor of border controls in a new survey released on Monday. The poll, conducted by Initiative Markt- und Sozialforschung (Initiative for Market and Social Research) shows a big turnaround in opinion on the migrant crisis in recent weeks. Well over half—59 percent—of respondents thought Chancellor Angela Merkel had been wrong to allow Syrian refugees to travel unhindered to Germany from Hungary. …
  • Jeb: Trump Immigration Plan ‘Unrealistic,’ ‘Will Violate Civil Liberties,’ ‘Not Conservative’

    08/24/2015 1:22:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/24/2015 | Pam Key
    Monday in Texas at the U.S.–Mexico border, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush criticized front-runner Donald Trump’s “unrealistic” immigration plan. Bush said, “The proposal made by another candidate of building a fence based on the common sense practices that are being applied here doesn’t work. You have to have a deeper strategy than just building a fence.”
  • ISIS Has Camps On U.S. Border, But Obama Says ‘Right-Wing Extremists' Are Greatest Terror Threat

    04/16/2015 1:46:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    TEC ^ | 04/15/2015 | Michael Snyder
    ISIS camps have now been discovered directly across the U.S. border with Mexico, ISIS operatives have been captured illegally entering the United States, and ISIS is threatening to conduct a massive campaign of terror against U.S. targets, and yet Barack Obama and his underlings continue to insist that “right-wing extremists” are the greatest terror threat that this nation is facing. One recent survey found that 84 percent of all Americans believe that ISIS is a “direct threat to the USA”, but Obama refuses to secure our borders and he is even allowing dozens of American citizens that fought for ISIS...
  • Scott Walker: Immigration policy should protect American wages as well as the border

    04/10/2015 1:40:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/10/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Ever since Scott Walker began engaging on the national stage, he’s been dogged by questions about his policies on immigration. The Wisconsin governor admits that his position has changed from a few years ago, a change he attributes to having more opportunity to study the issue now that the cycle of elections in Wisconsin has finally played all the way out. Still, Walker has had some trouble defining the issue in a way that makes him stand out from the field.Did he succeed last night? In an interview with Sean Hannity, Walker said that immigration policy should have as...
  • Another surge of unaccompanied illegal alien minors at border

    04/07/2015 6:50:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/07/2015 | Rick Moran
    Immigration officials are saying that with the weather improving, another surge of unaccompanied illegal alien children from Central America is expected at the border. While the numbers are nowhere near the crisis numbers seen last year, the surge is once again overloading facilities. From Washington Times: The second wave of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children has begun, with more than 3,000 of them surging across the Mexican border into the U.S. last month — the highest rate since the peak of last summer’s crisis and a warning that another rough season could be ahead. Immigration officials warned that they expected another...
  • Drownings along Rio Grande spike after enforcement surge

    03/29/2015 10:07:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 29, 2015 12:27 PM EDT | Seth Robbins
    A U.S. surveillance helicopter hovering over the Rio Grande spots a body floating near a muddy bank on the Mexican side of the river. Soon another body turns up, then another. A Mexican investigator arrives and holds up his hand confirming the grim tally: four men and a woman. The grisly discovery last month is part of a spike in drownings since October. Immigrants, desperate to avoid detection at a time of increased patrols, are choosing more dangerous and remote crossings into South Texas. The Border Patrol has responded by expanding its search-and-rescue teams to monitor the area, particularly weed-choked...
  • What if 20 million unlawful immigrants vacated America?

    02/01/2015 11:12:11 AM PST · by RicocheT · 61 replies
    Denver Rocky Mountain News ^ | 10/25/07 | Tina Griego
    "They (illegal aliens) pay rent, buy groceries, buy clothes...what happens to your country's economy if 20 million people go away?" That's a good question – it deserves an answer. Over 80 percent of Americans demand secured borders and illegal migration stopped. But what would happen if all 20 million or more vacated America? The answers may surprise you! In California, if 3.5 million illegal aliens moved back to Mexico, it would leave an extra $10.2 billion to spend on overloaded school systems, bankrupted hospitals and overrun prisons. It would leave highways cleaner, safer and less congested. Everyone could understand one...
  • When a Baby Born in Australia Isn't Australian

    10/18/2014 1:06:04 AM PDT · by blueplum · 41 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 16, 2014 6:42pm ET | POLLY MOSENDZ
    Ferouz Myuddin is an adorable 11-month-old boy who is about to get deported. Born to a Burman asylum seeker in Mater Hospital, on Australian soil, he was refused a visa because of his family's refugee status and designated an "unlawful maritime arrival." On Wednesday, a federal court upheld the decision to deny the child a visa, a ruling that could set the precedent for sending roughly 100 babies born in Australia to off-shore detention centers. :snip: It's also important to note that just two weeks ago, Scott Morrison, Australia's immigration minister, introduced legislation that would automatically designate all babies born...
  • First USA-Developed Ebola Case, UK Has Third Highest Risk Globally

    10/04/2014 3:33:11 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 4 October 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Bushmeat eaten in West Africa can be a source of Ebola This news is from America, but the threat is present in Britain too. There has been a first case of Ebola diagnosed within the United States, and it's a man from Liberia who should not have been in the US, named Thomas Eric Duncan. He is now being treated in a Dallas hospital, in Texas, isolated and in critical conditions. His is the first case of someone developing Ebola outside the tropics. Mr Duncan was infected in Liberia and became ill after flying to Dallas. The UK magazine...
  • APNewsBreak: US sharply cutting deportations

    09/11/2014 1:54:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 11, 2014 4:02 PM EDT | Alicia A. Caldwell
    President Barack Obama is on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007, even as he has postponed until after Election Day his promised unilateral action that could shield millions more from deportation. According to an analysis of Homeland Security Department figures by The Associated Press, the federal agency responsible for deportations sent home 258,608 immigrants between the start of the budget year last October and July 28 this summer. During the same period a year earlier, it removed 320,167 people—meaning a decrease this year of nearly 20 percent. Over the same period ending...
  • ISIS Terrorists Won't Sneak into U.S. Across Loose Mexico Border: Homeland Security Officials

    09/10/2014 7:30:19 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    NYDN ^ | September 10, 2014 | Dan Friedman
    ISIS Terrorists Won't Sneak into U.S. Across Loose Mexico Border: Homeland Security Officials Despite social media chatter on Twitter, Obama administration officials are more concerned about passport-holding bloodthirsty ISIS jihadists entering the U.S. via airplane. WASHINGTON - Despite some Twitter chatter, there is no evidence ISIS terrorists are trying to slip into the United States from Mexico, Department of Homeland Security officials told Congress Wednesday. Administration officials said they are more concerned about jihadists entering the U.S. legally on commercial airline flights. Administration higher-ups testifying at a House hearing Wednesday threw cold water on scary border scenarios cited by conservatives...
  • Mexico blasts Perry comments about Islamists

    08/23/2014 8:42:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 23, 2014 10:37 PM EDT
    Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade says Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s recent statements about the possibility that Islamic fundamentalists could be entering the U.S. from Mexico are “absurd.” …
  • Poll: Hispanics, Blacks Call for Tighter Borders, Access to Illegals’ Jobs

    08/22/2014 2:02:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 20, 2014 - 2:15 PM | Craig Bannister
    Strong majorities of both Hispanics and Blacks think the government should do more to secure the border and give job-hungry Americans the chance to do jobs currently taken by illegal aliens, a new national poll of likely voters shows. Fully 63% of Hispanics and 57% of Blacks say the government is not doing enough to enforce U.S. immigration laws, according to the survey by The Polling Company, Inc. Likewise, 78% of Whites and 74% of all respondents want tighter border security. What’s more, 71% of Blacks and 63% of Hispanics believe the government “has a responsibility” to protect job-hungry Americans...
  • President Obama to Fundraise in Austin TX with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration "Machete" Films

    07/07/2014 7:51:38 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | July 7, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Obama Skips Border Chaos, Will Fundraise in Austin with Director of Pro-Illegal Immigration Film President Barack Obama is refusing to visit the turbulent U.S.-Mexican border, where a flood of illegal immigrants continues to overwhelm the region. Instead, Obama will visit the home of Austin-based filmmaker Robert Rodriguez this week as part of a trio of Texas fundraisers. The Austin visit features tickets ranging in price from $5,000 to $32,400. The July 9 fundraiser also will feature actors Rosario Dawson, Danny Trejo and Jessica Alba. Both Trejo and Alba star in Rodriguez's ultra-violent Machete franchise. The first film in the series...
  • Officials: Wildlife products may finance terrorism

    06/16/2014 6:38:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 16, 2014 7:30 PM EDT | Verena Dobnik
    The U.S. government is stepping up its crackdown on the illegal trafficking of wild animal products across the nation’s borders, saying some may be linked to terrorists, federal officials said Monday. “Poaching in Africa is funding terrorist groups,” U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman told a news conference at Kennedy International Airport. He said such illegal trade is a threat to global security because it’s driven by criminal elements, including terrorists using profits from items such as rhinoceros horns and elephant tusks to finance their activities. …
  • Sickening Photos Of The Humanitarian Crisis At US Border Detention Centers

    06/16/2014 1:27:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/16/2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    A staggering humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border has left federal officials scrambling to provide basic human necessities to thousands of undocumented immigrants — most of them unaccompanied children — who have flowed over the divide. The office U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), who represents the district including the southern border town of Laredo, provided Business Insider with photos showing just how bad the conditions are at one federal facility where some of these immigrants are being held. Cuellar's office said the photos were taken recently in a Customs and Border Protection facility in south Texas. The congressman's office declined...
  • Drug Smugglers Pretend To Be Federal Government Agency (US Fish & Wildlife Service)

    06/04/2014 7:28:15 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 4, 2014 | Yahoo! News
    Drug smugglers pretend to be federal agency TUCSON, Ariz. — It looked like a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service truck. But the U.S. Border Patrol says it was actually the latest in a long line of creative attempts by smugglers to get illegal drugs from Mexico into the U.S. Agents spotted the white truck with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decals along a boundary fence in Douglas, Arizona, on Monday, while responding to reports of possible drug smuggling. When agents tried to contact those inside, the vehicle suddenly stopped and two people fled into Mexico. Agents say they found 3,200...
  • Obama Gives Boehner One More Chance to Pass Immigration (Updated)

    05/28/2014 5:35:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Roll Call ^ | May 28, 2014 | Steven Dennis
    UPDATE: The gesture didn’t elicit a positive reaction from the Ohio Republican. Updated 8:20 a.m. May 28 | President Barack Obama won’t act to reduce deportations on his own until the end of the summer — giving Speaker John A. Boehner one more chance to vote on an immigration overhaul. Two administration officials confirmed that the president has directed Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to hold off on releasing the results of his review of immigration policy in the meantime. The hope in the White House is that once Republican primary season largely wraps up on June 10, Boehner will...
  • Obama orders review of US deportation practices

    03/13/2014 9:16:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 13, 2014 11:25 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    Seeking to pacify frustrated immigration advocates, President Barack Obama is directing the government to find more humane ways to handle deportation for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, the White House said Thursday. With prospects for an immigration overhaul in Congress appearing ever dimmer, immigration advocates have been ramping up pressure on Obama to halt all deportations—a step the president has insisted he can’t take by himself. By announcing he’s open to changing how the U.S. enforces its current laws, Obama is signaling he may be growing more inclined to test the limits of his authority in the face of congressional...
  • CBP Agent Warns of Ongoing Threat of "Nearly Unguarded Northern Border"

    11/22/2013 7:34:19 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 11/21/2013 | Leah Barkoukis
    Where does the greatest threat from terrorists trying to enter the U.S. come from? If you guessed the Southwest Border you’d be wrong. According to National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd, it’s the U.S.-Canada border.
  • Tory blow as tycoon Paul Sykes gives Ukip millions - get out of EU and self-govern

    11/18/2013 6:36:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | November 18, 2013 | Philip Johnston
    The UK Independence Party will receive a multi-million pound boost before next year’s European elections after winning support from one of Britain’s wealthiest businessmen. Paul Sykes, a self-made tycoon and veteran of the campaign to keep the pound 15 years ago, has promised to do “whatever it takes” to help Ukip top the polls in May. His move deals a big blow to the Conservatives as they fight to contain Nigel Farage’s party. Mr Sykes supported the Tories under Margaret Thatcher and Michael Howard, but has backed Ukip in the past, giving the party £1.5 million in 2004. His latest investment...
  • Mass Illegal Alien Amnesty Amendment Up For Vote Today

    06/24/2013 7:24:37 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 14 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 24, 2013 | Tim Brown
    The Senate is scheduled to debate S. 744, The Teddy Kennedy Memorial Open Borders Act, on Monday afternoon. A vote on the Schumer-Corker-Hoeven amendment is scheduled at 5:30pm Eastern. Contact your senator immediately and demand they vote against the amendment. Fox News reports: The most pivotal moment yet in the immigration reform debate comes this afternoon during a 5:30 p.m. ET procedural vote in the Senate. It’s a cloture vote, designed to curb debate. But the vote will be viewed as a key test as to whether the Senate can approve the immigration bill … perhaps in the next week....
  • On Corker amendment - like larger bill - Senators make promises their legislation won't keep

    06/22/2013 5:17:57 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 19 replies
    numbers usa ^ | June 22, 2013 | Jeremy Beck,
    If you haven't read the Corker-Hoeven amendment to the Senate immigration bill, you aren't alone. Congress hasn't read it either. The Gang of Eight and the cosponsors of Corker-Hoeven spent the last couple of days boasting about the amendment, and making promises about what it would do, then Majority Leader Reid sent the Senate home with a 1,000-plus-page reading assignment for the weekend. The text of the amendment wasn't released until Friday afternoon. The Senate votes on Monday. Additional handwritten changes to the amendment have yet to be distributed to every Senator. This is Senator Schumer's version of "transparency." The...
  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper Will Never Let Canada Become A Safe Haven For Zombies Says John Baird

    02/13/2013 8:50:11 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | February 13, 2013 | David Pugliese
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper Will Never Let Canada Become A Safe Haven For Zombies Says John Baird The NDP’s Pat Martin raised the question Tuesday about how the government was prepared for an attack from zombies and he actually got an answer. “I rise today to salute the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta and the province of Quebec for putting in place emergency measures to deal with the possibility of an invasion of zombies,” Martin said. “I do not need to tell you, Mr. Speaker, that zombies do not recognize borders and that a zombie invasion in the United...
  • Fox News Poll: Voters split on top immigration priority

    02/12/2013 1:10:09 AM PST · by Grandma Conservative · 11 replies
    American voters are still divided over the top priority in dealing with the issue of illegal immigration. While 43 percent say it’s securing the border, almost as many -- 41 percent -- think it’s more important to deal with illegal immigrants already in the country, according to a Fox News poll released Monday. Views today are virtually unchanged from two years ago. At that time, 43 percent of voters said secure the border first, while 42 percent said focus on undocumented immigrants currently in the U.S. (March 2011). Despite illegal immigration being a hot topic in Washington, it is not...
  • Gingrich, Vitter, National Review, Malkin, Coulter, Erickson oppose Rubio’s immigration plan

    01/30/2013 2:10:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/30/2013 | AllahPundit
    The key subplot to Rubio's immigration push, of course, is how much of a headache it'll be for him with conservatives in the 2016 primaries. The talk-radio charm offensive is mainly designed to get grassroots opinion-shapers like Rush to at least wait and see what the bill looks like before lobbying against it, but more broadly it's designed to move the Overton window on what positions are acceptable for a good conservative to hold. Rubio can afford to have immigration reform fail; he can't afford to be RINO-ized over it. Like I said yesterday, whether or not a bill ends...
  • Romney: A Conservative on Immigration? - record doesn’t reflect his current campaign stances

    02/24/2012 2:04:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 24, 2012 | Steve Baldwin & Deroy Murdock
    One of the biggest myths of the 2012 presidential campaign, propagated by Team Romney and the mainstream media, is that Willard Mitt Romney is a hard-liner on immigration issues. One easily could reach that conclusion if Romney were judged on his speeches, press releases, and sound bites. However, as all conservatives should know, it is foolish to predict how a politician will govern based on campaign rhetoric. The more reliable way to determine a candidate‘s position is to review his actual record. It is clear the Romney campaign, beginning with his 2008 bid, decided to use immigration as one of...
  • Newt Gingrich holds town hall meeting in Naples (Packed, overflowing room!)

    11/25/2011 5:57:36 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 148 replies · 5+ views
    News Press ^ | 11-25-2011 | Bob Rathgeber
    Is Newt Gingrich the latest flavor of the month among the candidates pursuing the Republican nomination for president? Or is he a real candidate who can beat the supposed frontrunner Mitt Romney? If the reaction from his appearance Friday in Naples is even the slightest indication, then the former Speaker of the House will indeed challenge Romney for a spot on the ticket to face President Barack Obama next November. At least 800 people crammed into the Hilton Hotel for a townhall meeting. The ballroom was jammed to the gills and loud speakers were added in the the hallways to...
  • Restore Our Border. The R.O.B plan is a great blueprint for defending our border.

    03/28/2011 7:28:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/28/2011 | Mark Krikorian
    Yesterday marked the first anniversary of the murder of Arizona rancher Rob Krentz by an illegal alien. His death was especially shocking because Krentz had no involvement with the illicit traffic across our border with Mexico — previously, the violence had been almost completely confined to, for instance, illegal aliens held for ransom by their smugglers, or drug dealers fighting over their contraband, or law-enforcement officers upholding the laws of the United States. But Krentz was just an ordinary rancher who happened to be in the path of the increasingly dangerous flows across our border. His murder has had...
  • APNewsBreak: $500K donated to Ariz. to defend law

    07/08/2010 3:42:22 PM PDT · by jackspyder · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 10, 2010 | PAUL DAVENPORT
    PHOENIX – Retirees and other residents from all over the country were among those who donated nearly $500,000 to help Arizona defend its immigration enforcement law, with most chipping in $100 or less, according to an analysis of documents obtained Thusday by The Associated Press. The donations, 88 percent of which came from through the defense fund's website, surged this week after the federal government sued Tuesday to challenge the law. A document from Gov. Jan Brewer's office showed that 7,008 of the 9,057 online contributions submitted by Thursday morning were made in the days following the government's filing. Website...
  • High Tensions After Mexican Teen Shot on Border; Seen on Cell-Phone Video

    06/10/2010 8:13:16 PM PDT · by autumnraine · 44 replies · 918+ views
    ABC News ^ | 06-10-2010 | PIERRE THOMAS And JESSICA HOPPER
    The rising tensions along the United States border with Mexico took on a painful, human face with the shooting death Monday of a young Mexican man attempting to cross the border near El Paso, Texas. Pierre Thomas on the shooting death of a Mexican by a U.S. Border Patrol agent.Grainy cell phone video released today showed four young Mexicans running from the U.S. border patrol on Monday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. On the video is the sound of gunfire, and then it shows 14-year-old Sergio Huereka lying on the ground, dying. His mother is seen screaming. In a later...
  • Update: Live Feed for the Press Conference SECURE OUR BORDERS.....BREWER & PALIN!

    05/15/2010 4:49:43 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 36 replies · 1,317+ views
    Update: If you want to watch the press conference, see here. SECURE OUR BORDERS - AZ Link to Press Conference
  • VIN SUPRYNOWICZ: Exposing the 'secure our borders' lie

    02/07/2010 6:20:43 AM PST · by rellimpank · 3 replies · 623+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 07 feb 10 | VIN SUPRYNOWICZ
    President Barack Obama said some interesting things in his Jan. 27 State of the Union address. They're interesting not so much because they're lies, but because the political class -- the kind of people who field lobbyists in Washington and file lawsuits for the ACLU and edit major American newspapers -- was so confident that these utterances were lies that it simply ignored what might otherwise have been some earthshaking developments. For instance, the president said, according to the White House's prepared transcript: "We should continue the work of fixing our broken immigration system -- to secure our borders, enforce...
  • Kidnapper testifies victim was 'cooked' in Mexico

    01/20/2010 6:21:56 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies · 1,055+ views
    AP ^ | January 20, 2010 | AP
    Kidnapper testifies victim was 'cooked' in Mexico Associated Press McALLEN — A man who pleaded guilty to committing a series of kidnappings on behalf of the Mexican Gulf cartel's enforcers has testified at the trial of a co-defendant that the body of a Texas victim was "cooked" on a ranch in Mexico. Gerardo Zamora Espinoza testified Wednesday that Daniel Ramirez Jr. was kidnapped from the convenience store where he worked in 2008 because a high-ranking member of the cartel's enforcement arm was trying to expand his power in the area. Espinoza said he was told by his nephew who allegedly...
  • 4-year-old Josie Blum dies after crash

    05/13/2009 7:07:45 PM PDT · by hatfieldmccoy · 14 replies · 1,576+ views
    Omaha World Herald ^ | May 13, 2009 | ANDREW J. NELSON
    The little girl flung from a minivan yesterday morning in west Omaha has died, according to the Omaha Police Department. Josie Bluhm, 4, was in a 2007 Chrysler Town & Country driven by her mother when the crash occurred. Her mother's minivan was southbound on 180th Street about 7:25 a.m. Tuesday when a 2007 Ford F-150 pickup driven west on West Center Road by Eleazar Rangel-Ochoa, 27, ran a red light and slammed into it, authorities said. Josie was the most severely hurt of those injured in the crash. She suffered brain hemorrhaging and was eventually declared brain dead. Life...
  • South American nations on alert for swine flu

    04/26/2009 7:25:41 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 16 replies · 1,423+ views
    China View Canada ^ | April 26, 2009
    LIMA -- Public health authorities of South American countries took precautionary measures to fend off a possible pandemic after a deadly swine flu virus claimed dozens of lives in Mexico and infected at least 11 people in the United States. In Peru, experts with the Health Ministry said the ministry had initiated a nationwide precautionary plan to deal with potential threats, though no suspicious cases have been reported so far in the country. The Chilean Health Ministry expressed concern over the situation and drafted a contingency plan for epidemic prevention. It also ordered a public health alert that included health...
  • 12,000,000 New Democrats?

    04/07/2009 3:31:12 PM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 27 replies · 1,218+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 07 Apr 09 | EC
    The acting director of the U.S. Census Bureau, Thomas Mesenbourg, told that the bureau intends to work with community organizations to make sure every illegal alien in the United States is counted in the 2010 Census. The Census is used to apportion the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. There are 435 House seats that are divided among the states in proportion to their population, which is determined by the decennial census. States with more people get more seats in the U.S. House.
  • Drug War Doublespeak

    03/25/2009 7:26:10 PM PDT · by Nipplemancer · 15 replies · 681+ views
    Center for International Policy ^ | March 9, 2009 | Laura Carlsoon
    Drug War Doublespeak By Laura Carlsen | March 9, 2009 Through late February and early March, a blitzkrieg of declarations from U.S. government and military officials and pundits hit the media, claiming that Mexico was alternately at risk of being a failed state,1 on the verge of civil war, losing control of its territory, and posing a threat to U.S. national security.2
  • Patrick J. Buchanan: Afghanistan South (Mexico)

    03/06/2009 6:27:54 AM PST · by kellynla · 57 replies · 1,835+ views ^ | 03/06/2009 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Heeding the advice of Gen. David Petraeus, Barack Obama has committed 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan and will keep 50,000 in Iraq after U.S. combat operations end in August 2010. But are U.S. vital interests more threatened by what happens in Anbar or Helmand than in the war raging along our southern border? Prediction: After all U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Korea have come home, there will be a U.S. army on the Mexican border. For this is where the fate of our republic will be decided, as the fate of Europe will be decided by the millions streaming...
  • Mexico attorney general: We don't need U.S. troops to intervene in drug war

    02/25/2009 9:19:03 AM PST · by AuntB · 74 replies · 3,509+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Feb. 25, 2009 | TODD J. GILLMAN
    Mexico’s attorney general said Tuesday he sees no need for U.S. troops to intervene in his country’s war on drug cartels, nor to gear up for a spillover of violence across the border. U.S. officials view the violence as a potential national security threat, and last month the Bush administration’s homeland security chief, Michael Chertoff, said Washington has drawn up contingency plans for a “surge” of both civilian law enforcement and military assets along the border. On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Perry demanded a tighter security net from Washington, saying he’s asked the Obama administration for more aircraft and “a thousand...
  • Guatemalan Girl Describes Alleged Enforced Prostitution (Illegal Alien Slavery Ring in Los Angeles)

    01/11/2009 1:07:07 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies · 1,204+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | January 9, 2009 | Scott Glover
    Guatemalan girl describes alleged enforced prostitution She testifies in federal court how a group of immigrants duped her into coming to the U.S., forced her to sell herself and kept her captive. By Scott Glover January 9, 2009 When Sandra agreed to make the perilous trek from her native Guatemala to the United States in 2006, she said, she was lured by the prospect of a job as a housekeeper that would enable her to send money to her impoverished family back home. Her father had a hernia that prevented him from working, and money was so tight that she...
  • After Action Report—General Barry R McCaffrey USA (Ret) VISIT MEXICO – 5-7 DECEMBER 2008

    01/07/2009 8:22:36 AM PST · by Freeport · 3 replies · 1,110+ views ^ | December 29, 2008 | General Barry R McCaffrey USA (Ret)
    THE SITUATION IN MEXICO: A. The Mexican State is engaged in an increasingly violent, internal struggle against heavily armed narco-criminal cartels that have intimidated the public, corrupted much of law enforcement, and created an environment of impunity to the law. • Thousands are being murdered each year. Drug production, addiction, and smuggling are rampant. The struggle for power among drug cartels has resulted in chaos in the Mexican states and cities along the US-Mexico border. Drug-related assassinations and kidnappings are now common-place occurrences throughout the country. • Squad-sized units of the police and Army have been tortured, murdered, and their...

    12/19/2008 11:02:08 AM PST · by AuntB · 37 replies · 2,004+ views
    CBS News ^ | Dec. 16, 2008 | Susana Seijas CBS News producer Mexico City
    Mexico has a serious drug problem these days. So serious that over 5,000 people have died this year due to drug-related violence. More than 5,000 dead. And that number keeps growing every day. How do you begin to understand that so many people are dying in Mexico? More than 5,000 casualties because of "narcotrafficking." That’s more than all of the American troops that have died fighting an actual war in Iraq. It is hard to keep a tally, but Mexico´s El Universal newspaper does a good job of keeping score. Mexican drug cartels, dominated by the Gulf and Sinaloa cartels,...
  • Drug Cartel Infiltrated Mexican and U.S. Agencies, Officials Say

    10/27/2008 1:18:27 PM PDT · by BGHater · 8 replies · 623+ views
    WSJ ^ | 27 Oct 2008 | DAVID LUHNOW
    In Mexico's worst case of drug-related corruption in a decade, a drug cartel infiltrated the highest levels of Mexico's Attorney General's Office, paying as much as $450,000 a month to get sensitive information about anti-drug activities, Mexican officials said on Monday. The cartel even seemingly placed a mole inside the U.S. Embassy that fed the drug lords information from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, according to a copy of an arrest warrant seen by The Wall Street Journal and obtained by Mexican newspaper El Universal. A DEA spokesman said: "We are currently investigating this issue along with our Mexican counterparts."...
  • Karl Rove: U.S. Cannot Secure Border

    05/27/2008 8:29:00 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 155 replies · 176+ views
    You Tube ^ | 6 December 2006 | Karl Rove (via C SPAn)
    A good deal of what is posted on FR is based on misreading of the facts or outright xenophobia. Anyone who speaks on this subject should have some facts and understanding of the issues and solutions. Karl Rove did this in December 2006. The You Tube presentation at CSPAN can be found: HERE.
  • I Wish Mario Would Have Gone Home When His Visa Expired

    05/09/2008 9:30:42 AM PDT · by DogWings · 2 replies · 61+ views
    All American Blogger ^ | May 9, 2008 | Andrew Riley
    While we haven’t seen the results of the toxicology reports (yet), we can draw on events of the past and make a reasonable assumption. We can’t say with absolute certainty that Mario Cadena was drunk when he ran that stop sign and killed all those people, but we can say that as an alcoholic with a history of drunk driving there is a good chance that he was intoxicated. I think Mario’s reputation was defamed a long time ago.