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HS in Top Maryland Sanctuary County Confirms Case of TB

July 16, 2014
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A high school in one of the nation’s top sanctuary counties for illegal immigrants confirmed that a student was infected with tuberculosis last week.

Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg, which is in Montgomery Country, Maryland, “sent a letter home to parents Thursday” about the infected student.

According to the local CBS affiliate, “though the school believes the risk of any other students having contracted the sickness is small, TB officials within the county Department of Health and Human Services recommend testing for all students and staff who were in any class or after-school activity with the infected individual between October 2013 and January 2014.”

As Judicial Watch noted, “Montgomery County has long offered illegal aliens a variety of perks and protections” and came under “intense fire a few years ago over a series of high-profile murders committed by illegal immigrants who had been arrested by local police and released.” Due to the “the county’s sanctuary policies they were not reported to federal authorities for deportation despite their criminal histories.” The County also spent $100,000 in taxpayer funds to help illegal immigrants fill out paperwork to receive temporary amnesty under President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action plan that he unilaterally instituted.

Montgomery County was considered the second-best place in the country for illegal immigrants to go because of its lenient policies.

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D) has said that all of the illegal immigrant children flooding across the border should be given “refugee” status and not sent back to “certain death.”

Murder Rate in O’Malley’s Baltimore Rivals Central American Countries

July 16, 2014
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Poverty-Crumbling-InfastructureAmbitious Democrat Maryland Governor and former Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley is insisting that the illegal immigrant children flooding across the border from Central America should be treated as “refugees” and given asylum so they are not sent back to “certain death.”

But the murder rate in Baltimore while O’Malley was mayor was often greater than those in the countries that the illegal immigrants are fleeing. Nearly 75 percent of the illegal immigrant children who are unlawfully entering the country are arriving from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. O’Malley, a potential 2016 presidential candidate currently languishing at one percent in the polls, criticized those said wanted to send children back to countries where they would would be “recruited into gangs” and die “a violent death.”

According to a 2013 United Nations report, Honduras has the world’s top homicide rate at 91 per 100,000 people. But El Salvador’s and Guatemala’s rivals Baltimore’s during O’Malley’s tenure as mayor. El Salvador, which ranks fourth, has a murder rate of 41.2 per 100,000 and Guatemala, which ranks fifth, has a murder rate of 39.9 per 100,000.

During O’Malley’s last five years as Baltimore’s mayor, the city’s homicide rate was higher than Guatemala’s and El Salvador’s. And O’Malley’s final year in office was the most murderous of his eight-year tenure. According to official data, Baltimore’s homicide rates remained high during O’Malley’s tenure:

2000: 40.3 (per 100,000)

2001: 38.7

2002: 37.7

2003: 41.9

2004: 43.5

2005: 42.0

2006: 43.3

2007: 45.2

Residents in O’Malley’s state and former city are frustrated with the federal government’s handling of the illegal immigrant children. This weekend, residents and local officials in Carroll County, Maryland forced the Health and Human Services Department to halt its plans to transport illegal immigrants to an Army Reserve facility 35 miles from Baltimore.

And last Friday, as Breitbart News reported, Elaine, “a black caller from Baltimore, Maryland told Laura Ingraham on her radio show that she was ‘living a nightmare’ because her ‘whole neighborhood is so violent.’ She wanted to know where she could get refugee status in her own country.”

“There’s so much crime,” she said. “I have gangs everywhere here in Baltimore! I can’t let my daughter ride her bicycle outside — I can’t do anything, Laura! I’m trapped here.”

Elaine said Democrats like President Barack Obama “want billions to help illegal immigrant children, but ‘nobody is saying a word’ about poor Americans or Americans trapped in violent neighborhoods.”

“Well, what about my neighborhood? You don’t have to do it in Beverly Hills, but in the inner cities where we are suffering,” she said. “My children cannot play outside. I cannot take my trash out without locking the door — it’s awful. Who is going to give us anything? Where can I get asylum? Where can I get refugee status? I don’t know what I can do. Nobody cares what happens to my children.”

As Breitbart News has noted, “at least 57,000 illegal immigrants, mostly from Central America, have crossed the border since October of last year, and another 150,000 are estimated to do so next year. The number of illegal immigrant children flooding across the border spiked just after Obama enacted his temporary amnesty program for certain DREAMers in 2012.

As the Christian Science Monitor noted, “during the decade preceding fiscal year 2012, the federal government agency tasked with caring for unaccompanied minors who cross the border illegally dealt with an average of 7,000 to 8,000 cases a year.” In fiscal year 2011, there were 6,560, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. But during the fiscal year after Obama enacted DACA, “the number jumped to 13,625″ and has significantly increased since, with officials expecting at least 90,000 illegal immigrant children to unlawfully enter the country this fiscal year.

The Obama administration has recently started a public relations campaign in Central America to discourage migrants from leaving their countries. But many migrants who made the treacherous journey to America have said they did so because they were enticed by the Obama administration’s actions and words and believed they would not be deported once they unlawfully crossed the border.

Illegal Immigrants Shop At Walmart With Food Stamp Cards

July 16, 2014
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A woman in Concord, NC., captured this video of illegal immigrants being bussed to a local Walmart to buy supplies, presumably using EBT cards.

In the video, it is clear that the illegal immigrants are not those poor kids that have been clamoring at the US border, but grown adults that President Obama has been sending to various states around the country.

Watch the video, and enjoy your tax dollars at work.

Armed Citizens Gather in Michigan, Protest ‘Invasion’ of Illegal Immigrants

July 16, 2014
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On July 14 citizens carrying American flags, Gadsden flags, and signs saying, “Seal Border” marched through Vassar, Michigan, in protest of the “invasion” by illegal immigrants and plans to house Central American children there.

Some of those who took part in the march also carried “semi-automatic rifles.”

According to the Detroit News, “the demonstrators… marched one mile, from city hall to a social services facility that would house the young undocumented immigrants.”

Tamyra Murray organized the protest. She said, “We must act. We must save America and stand up to this invasion.” Building contractor Matt Krol participated in the march, saying, “We the people are standing up and saying we will not allow illegal immigration.”

This marks the second such protest in as many weeks in Vassar.

In addition to the sign about sealing the border, other protesters carried signs that said, “Go Home. We’re Full,” and “It’s the law. Deport.”

On July 7 Breitbart News reported an 80 percent drop in deportations under President Obama compared to George W. Bush.

ObamaCare Hits New Yorkers with 22% Premium Hike

July 16, 2014
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WHEC in Rochester, NY reports that residents are facing health insurance premium hikes of up to 22 percent.  MVP Health Care announced that insurance premiums will increase by 22 percent for those on MVP’s plans, many of whom signed up under the state’s Obamacare exchange.  WHEC stated that the increase is due to the fact that the “bulk” of individuals who signed up through the exchange are “older” and have pre-existing conditions, making them more expensive to cover.

Secret ICE flights shift illegal aliens around the country

July 15, 2014
Adriana Cohen
7/14/2014
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aliens_fly-immigrationIt’s finally been confirmed what was suspected all along — Massachusetts is feeling the pain of the chaotic border crisis.

Forget the denials. Secret flights of illegal immigrants have made their way to Bedford and Boston.

I guess Attorney General Martha Coakley and state police are out of the loop because they said in recent weeks they had no knowledge of it.

We’ve learned from immigration officials that four planes filled with detainees nabbed on the border landed at Hanscom Field and Logan International Airport since April as the U.S. scrambles to cap the immigration crisis.

Three other flights chartered by President Obama’s immigration crew have also stopped in Massachusetts to pick up illegals and deport them.

So why haven’t local communities been notified?

This should alarm everybody in the Bay State, because we don’t know how many illegals are passing through or hanging around; what communicable diseases they may carry; if any are sex offenders, drug-runners, gang members or terrorists.

This operation of moving illegals from Texas to Hanscom to Logan and back again has been shrouded in secrecy, putting our health and security at risk.

It’s unacceptable for the president to run such a risky loop without coming clean with the American people.

The president promised transparency in his administration and that is a flat-out joke. We have a right to know who’s coming into our community.

ICE agents and doctors treating illegals are being told to clam up.

This begs the question: Is something really bad is going on?

This has been a pattern with the Obama administration.

Whistleblowers have been demonized in one scandal after another. Republican Congressional candidate Richard Tisei has come up with a plan to protect whistleblowers … and it can’t come too soon.

If this is happening in Bedford, it could also be playing out — very quietly — in small towns and big cities all over the country. How would we know? It’s a secret.

The president is asking for nearly $4 billion to help deal with 50,000 illegal kids flooding over the border.

Like the rest of Obama’s scandals, this border crisis is a gross violation of trust where we are lied to over and over again. Americans shouldn’t be left in the dark.

Intel Report: Murder Rate in Central America Declined as Illegals Entering US Increased

July 15, 2014
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Though the Obama administration has insisted that illegal immigrant children from Central America are flooding across the border primarily to escape rampant violence, a leaked intelligence report concludes that is not necessarily the case, especially because the murder rate in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras has declined since 2012.

Democrats like Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley have said the illegal immigrant children should be granted refugee status and asylum, and the White House said Monday that many of the kids would “likely” qualify for asylum.

But according to an “elite, law-enforcement sensitive El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) intel report from July 7, 2014″ that Breitbart Texas obtained, “violence is likely not the principal factor driving the increase” in the migration of illegal immigrant children. The report notes that United Nations statistics show “a decline in per capita homicide rates” in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador since fiscal year 2011.

According to the report, the United Nations interviewed 302 migrants in 2013, and not even a majority (43%) said they were fleeing “violence from gangs or organized crime as a factor leaving their country.” In fact, 44% did not even “cite fear of serious harm as a deciding factor for leaving.”

While the murder rate was declining in Central American nations, President Barack Obama enacted, via executive fiat, his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012, and the number of illegal immigrant children from Central America who have unlawfully entered the country has spiked since then.

As the Christian Science Monitor noted, “during the decade preceding fiscal year 2012, the federal government agency tasked with caring for unaccompanied minors who cross the border illegally dealt with an average of 7,000 to 8,000 cases a year.” After 6,560 illegal immigrants unlawfully entered the country in 2011, 13,635 – twice as many as in the previous year – entered the country in the fiscal year after Obama enacted his temporary amnesty program. Federal officials estimate that 90,000 illegal immigrant children will enter the country this fiscal year and another 150,000 more will try to next year.

Though the Obama administration has engaged in various public relations campaigns in Central America to discourage migrants from making the treacherous journey to America, the damage may already have been done. The report also found that 219 of the 230 illegal immigrant children interviewed said the primary reason that compelled them to make the journey to America was the belief that they would receive “free passes” to indefinitely remain in the country once they made it across the border.

As Breitbart Texas noted, EPIC contains representatives from a host of law enforcement agencies, including:

the Drug Enforcement Administration; Department of Homeland Security; Customs & Border Protection; Immigration & Customs Enforcement; U.S. Coast Guard; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; U.S. Marshals Service; Department of Transportation; Internal Revenue Service; U.S. Department of the Interior; National Geospatial–Intelligence Agency; U.S. Department of Defense/IC; Joint Task Force–North; Joint Interagency Task Force–South; Texas Department of Public Safety; Texas Air National Guard; National Guard Counter Narcotics Bureau; Department of State; Bureau of Indian Affairs; Union Pacific Railroad Police; Kansas City Southern Railroad Police; El Paso Police Department; and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

Ray Stevens: “Come to the USA”

July 15, 2014
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Balkanization Beckons

July 15, 2014
Patrick J. Buchanan
7/15/2014
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Speaking to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Albuquerque in 2001, George W. Bush declared that, as Mexico was a friend and neighbor, “It’s so important for us to tear down our barriers and walls that might separate Mexico from the United States.”

Bush succeeded. And during his tenure, millions from Mexico exploited his magnanimity to violate our laws, trample upon our sovereignty, walk into our country, and remain here.

In 2007, backed by John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Teddy Kennedy and Barack Obama, Bush backed amnesty for the 12 million people who had entered America illegally.

The nation thundered no. And Congress sustained the nation.

The latest mass border crossing by scores of thousands of tots, teenagers and toughs from Central America has killed amnesty in 2014, and probably for the duration of the Obama presidency.

Indeed, with the massive media coverage of the crisis on the border, immigration, legal and illegal, and what it portends for our future, could become the decisive issue of 2014 and 2016.

But it needs to be put in a larger context. For this issue is about more than whether the Chamber of Commerce gets amnesty for its members who have been exploiting cheap illegal labor.

The real issue: Will America remain one nation, or are we are on the road to Balkanization and the breakup of America into ethnic enclaves? For, as Ronald Reagan said, a nation that cannot control its borders isn’t really a nation anymore.

In Federalist No. 2, John Jay wrote,

“Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people — a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs … “

He called Americans a “band of brethren, united to each other by the strongest ties.” The republic of the founders for whom Jay spoke did not give a fig for diversity. They cherished our unity, commonality, and sameness of ancestry, culture, faith and traditions.

We were not a nation of immigrants in 1789.

They came later. From 1845-1849, the Irish fleeing the famine. From 1890-1920, the Germans. Then the Italians, Poles, Jews and other Eastern Europeans. Then, immigration was suspended in 1924.

From 1925 to 1965, the children and grandchildren of those immigrants were assimilated, Americanized. In strong public schools, they were taught our language, literature and history, and celebrated our holidays and heroes.

We endured together through the Depression and sacrificed together in World War II and the Cold War.

By 1960, we had become truly one nation and one people.

America was not perfect. No country is. But no country ever rivaled what America had become. She was proud, united, free, the first nation on earth. And though the civil rights movement had just begun, nowhere did black peoples enjoy the freedom and prosperity of African-Americans.

Attorney General Eric Holder said Sunday that America is today in “a fundamentally better place than we were 50 years ago.”

In some ways that is so. Equality of rights has been realized. Miraculous cures in medicine have kept alive many of us who would not have survived the same maladies half a century ago.

But we are no longer that “band of brethren.” We are no longer one unique people “descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion.”

We are from every continent and country. Nearly 4 in 10 Americans trace their ancestry to Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are a multiracial, multilingual, multicultural society in a world where countless countries are being torn apart over race, religion and roots.

We no longer speak the same language, worship the same God, honor the same heroes or share the same holidays. Christmas and Easter have been privatized. Columbus is reviled. Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee are out of the pantheon. Cesar Chavez is in.

Our politics have become poisonous. Our political parties are at each other’s throats.

Christianity is in decline. Traditional churches are sundering over moral issues like abortion and same-sex marriage. Islam is surging.

Our society seems to be disintegrating. Over 40 percent of all births now are illegitimate. Among Hispanics, the figure is 52 percent. Among African-Americans, 73 percent.

And among children born to single moms, the drug use rate and the dropout rate, the crime rate and the incarceration rate, are many times higher than among children born to married parents.

If a country is a land of defined and defended borders, within which resides a people of a common ancestry, history, language, faith, culture and traditions, in what sense are we Americans one nation and one people today?

Neocons say we are a new kind of nation, an ideological nation erected upon a written Constitution and Bill of Rights.

But equality, democracy and diversity are not mentioned in the Constitution. As for what our founding documents mean, even the Supreme Court does not agree.

More and more, 21st-century America seems to meet rather well Metternich’s depiction of Italy — “a geographic expression.”

Common Core: Increasing the Dumbing Down of America’s Children

July 15, 2014
John F. McManus
7/15/2014
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DumbingDownOfAmericaLet’s go back a few years to 1983. It was then after two years of gathering information, a prestigious federal panel known as “The National Commission on Excellence in Education” concluded that our nation’s schools were producing “a tide of mediocrity” marked by declining student ability in every subject.

The Commission’s report, entitled A Nation at Risk, offered an attention-getting summary: “If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre education performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war.”

Three decades have passed since that attempt at a wake-up call. Over this period, the federal government deepened its already unconstitutional meddling in the field of education, and results went from bad to worse. Today, among students in the top industrialized nations, America’s teenagers are ranked 31st in math, 24th in science, and 21st in reading. Instead of fixing a serious problem, it got worse as one federal program followed another. The dismal performance will likely continue downhill as Common Core Standards take root. Let’s take a look at some of the record.

In 1990, representatives of 150 countries — including the United States — met in Thailand for the United Nations-sponsored “World Conference on Education for All.” Official sponsors and participants included UNESCO, UNICEF, UNDP (United Nations Development Program), the UN-related World Bank, and an assortment of other world planners. The event produced six goals for education that became the basis for the U.S. program known as “Outcome-Based Education,” an educational fiasco approved by President George W. Bush. It did nothing to correct education’s deficiencies, while creating even more federal domination over schooling, ramping up globalism; sexuality instruction; and propaganda favoring acceptance of abortion, homosexuality, and population control.

The next intrusion by the federal government carried the label “No Child Left Behind,” created by the Department of Education in 2001. The title of this endeavor should have been applied to all youngsters who will have to shoulder skyrocketing U.S. indebtedness because they surely won’t be able to escape its burden.

After education’s test scores continued to drop, President Barack Obama introduced “Race to the Top” in 2009. This newest program received a hefty $10 billion bankroll that enabled the government to bribe states into accepting the Common Core Standards even though no one had yet seen them. Many of the 45 states that did sign on when they took a share of the billions are having second thoughts because angry parents are learning what is occurring in the schools where they send their youngsters.

Even though the federal government promotes and funds their use, the Common Core Standards are not a government creation. Never established by law, there was no congressional input, so there can be no Congressional repeal. They were written by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, and it is this combination that holds the copyright over what is produced. A large chunk of the financing for this new educational scheme has come from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The University of Arkansas’ Dr. Sandra Stotsky participated in an official review of Common Core’s English standards and was expected to validate what she saw. But she refused to grant her endorsement of the English Standards. She found that texts given to students included an Environmental Protection Agency manual dealing with “Recommended Levels of Insulation” (for homes and businesses), and the Executive Order 13423 issued by the White House outlining ways to strengthen federal environmental, energy, and transportation management. Reading government manuals and directives will surely never increase the love of reading that all decent English teachers strive to encourage. And it will leave intellectually starved students programmed to become deliberately dulled-down workers for the new world order.

Similarly, Stanford’s Dr. James Milgram, a veteran mathematics instructor, participated in the official review. He found the math component of Common Core extremely deficient. Citing actual errors and labeling the material “as non-challenging as possible,” he too refused to endorse the program. Curiously, Dr. Stotsky and Dr. Milgram were the only actual teachers of specific subjects who were asked to review and endorse the Common Core Standards. All other members of this Validation Committee were professional educators who had no background in anything but the educational processes.

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Left-wing groups usually found applauding any new innovation in education have joined in condemning what Common Core has produced. The New York State Teachers Union, the huge National Education Association, and the Chicago Teachers Union — all identifiably on the Left — have allied with conservative groups and individuals in intense opposition to the new program. While math and English standards are already in use, similar standards are being readied for history, science, social studies, sexuality, and more.

The primary author of the Common Core program turns out to be a man named David Coleman. After he got the Common Core ball rolling in 2012, he accepted appointment as president of the College Board, the producer of the almost universally employed SAT exams. Students can be sure that these important tests for entry into higher education will now become consistent with Common Core’s new educational system. Not only will this development affect public schools, but it will impact religious schools (Catholic, Christian, etc.) and home schoolers whose students will also be taking an SAT exam in hopes of doing well enough to be accepted at a preferred college. If students want to do well on the SATs produced by David Coleman, they will have to be familiar with Common Core. Many Catholic school districts have already jumped aboard the Common Core bandwagon.

Some resistance is building. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin recently signed legislation repealing Oklahoma’s acceptance of Common Core. Two other states (Indiana and South Carolina) have likewise indicated they want nothing to do with the program. More state governments, including Arizona, are considering similar action. It remains to be seen whether any state that pulls out will have to return the funds that earlier bribed them into acceptance.

Billionaire Bill Gates has said, “We’ll know we’ve succeeded when the curriculum and the tests are aligned to these standards.” As the program was being created, current Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told a UNESCO audience in 2010 that the coming program “can only be achieved by creating a strong cradle-to-career continuum that starts with early childhood learning and extends all the way to college and careers.”

Veteran teacher Mary Black, an activist opponent of Common Core and one of the leaders of the rapidly-growing Freedom Project Education home-schooling program allied with The John Birch Society, has claimed: “My review of Common Core standards indicated that they were designed to teach students what to think and not how to think.” She is particularly outraged to note that the tax-funded abortion provider Planned Parenthood has participated in writing the “National Sexuality Education Standards.” Others have pointed out that any national standards are loaded with propaganda designed to teach the young about the dubious claims of global warming enthusiasts and globalism itself. “Let the states compete to produce the best students,” say many who are already opponents of any federal involvement in education.

America’s education system is in bad shape and getting worse. And its decline is not the work of any foreign power. It is the result of educationists whose record shows them to be proven failures whose thinking and planning is clearly un-American. Common Core has already stimulated many to wonder about any federal involvement in education. That, of course, is the real answer to America’s failing education system.

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