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Archive for November 3rd, 2014

Cleveland urged to open city’s arms to refugees, even as they come with diseases!

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 3, 2014

We’ve written about Cleveland on several occasions recently as it sits in the cross-hairs of the US State Department and its refugee contractors*** as a prime target for a “welcoming” community for dropping off refugees.  In fact, they even sent in federal contractor ‘Welcoming America’ last year to soften up the politicians there.

Remember readers, the refugee resettlement industry is running out of “welcoming” cities and needs to expand those already overloaded or find new locations before citizens catch on!

Here is the latest in an article entitled, ‘Cleveland hosts Refugee Summit, looks to become choice destination for newcomers’  (LOL! they love that sort of terminology—newcomers!).

BTW, one of the ways the refugee industry is attempting to sell resettlement is to say that refugees boost population and the economy in dying cities.  What they are really doing is helping slum landlords fill their empty apartments and bring welfare dollars from Washington’s money tree.  I wish someone would produce some real economic studies that include the welfare dollars from DC (from federal taxpayers) and the amount of money the refugees send out of Cleveland and America back to their home countries, among other costs, like healthcare.

Dr. Erick Kauffman, chief medical director of Neighborhood Family Practice: Forty percent have health conditions, and 14 percent arrive with infectious diseases. Photo: http://www.nfpmedcenter.org/our-providers.aspx

From Cleveland.com (hat tip: Joanne).  The city council held a summit last week (emphasis is mine):

CLEVELAND, Ohio — As political turmoil and civil war escalate in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world, Cleveland is readying itself to become home to international refugees looking for a fresh start in a safe and welcoming community, a panel of service providers told members of Cleveland City Council Thursday morning.

To kick off the city’s first Refugee Summit, which is open to the public and will be held in the City Hall rotunda from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today, Council invited representatives from a cadre of social service, healthcare and resettlement agencies to describe the challenges that refugees face and the benefits of opening the city’s arms to the newcomers.

In recent years, refugees have generated more than $12 million in economic activity in the Cleveland area, said Brian Upton, of the nonprofit Building Hope in the City. They have taken 650 labor jobs since 2000, bought nearly 250 houses and represented $2.7 million in state and local tax revenue, he said.

And while Cuyahoga County loses an average of 11,400 residents a year, it has gained more than 3,500 refugees in the past decade, he said.  [Obviously, there are few jobs available in Cuyahoga County or the Ohioans wouldn’t be moving, so where are the refugees going to work?—ed]

Refugees tend to bring strong work ethics, too, and are 23 percent more likely than the average Clevelander to take an entrepreneurial risk, he said.  [They get federal grant money to take risks when opening businesses—ed]

Cleveland has apparently run out its own American poor people and local taxpayers are paying for housing for refugees!

City Councilman Joe Cimperman said that the city has invested $300,000 to rehab a four-unit apartment building for refugees. The facility on West 45th Street is expected to begin welcoming tenants in January, he said.

Cimperman said that he would like to see about 150 units available by this time next year.

So what are a few expenses for medical care, when there is federal money to be made!

But Cleveland’s refugee population — which largely comes from Iraq, Burma and African nations — arrive under great stress, said Dr. Erick Kauffman, chief medical director of Neighborhood Family Practice, the primary refugee healthcare provider in Cuyahoga County.

Often, they’ve experienced physical and psychological trauma, were victims of torture and violence or have suffered multiple losses, including the death of their children or spouses, he said.

Forty percent have health conditions, and 14 percent arrive with infectious diseases, he said.

Yikes!  Are they factoring health care costs into their budgeting?

See our Cleveland archive by clicking here.   Cleveland should be taking a lesson from the Mayor of Athens, Georgia who says she wants a plan before giving away the keys to the city.

We have 254 previous posts on refugee and immigrant health problems.

See more on Ohio refugees here including information on health screening.

And be sure to see Columbus, Ohio mosques mushrooming here.

*** These nine major federal contractors, which laughingly call themselves VOLAGS (voluntary agencies), have approximately 300 subcontractors working for them and are running in most cases on 90% or more federal funding.

Posted in Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, health issues, Refugee Resettlement Program, Resettlement cities, Taxpayer goodies, Who is going where | Tagged: , | Comments Off on Cleveland urged to open city’s arms to refugees, even as they come with diseases!

Geert Wilders speech on the tenth anniversary of the Islamic slaying of Theo Van Gogh

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 3, 2014

Halt the ‘invasion of Europe’ says Dutch political leader Geert Wilders and turn it back….

Wilders spoke on Sunday in Copenhagen (note surrounding security guards). Photo at New English Review

Here is just a tiny bit of Wilders’ speech, read the whole thing at New English Review.

Americans take heed of what happens when the Muslim population reaches a critical point.  The Netherlands is a tiny country. The only difference between them and us is the time it will take to reach critical mass in the US.

It is our free speech in America that might yet save us.

Here is Wilders:

Friends, I have good news from the Netherlands.

Today, the popularity of my party, the Party for Freedom, is at a high. An opinion poll published this morning shows that we have by far become the largest party in the Netherlands, with almost 20 per cent of the vote. 1 out of 5 Dutchmen would vote for the PVV today.

The policies that we stand for are also getting more popular than ever.

We want to stop all immigration from Islamic countries.

We want to stimulate voluntary re-emigration to Islamic countries.

We want to expel all criminals with dual citizenship and deprive them of their Dutch nationality.

We want to de-Islamize our nation.

We had the pleasure of hearing Geert Wilders speak in Washington, DC in 2009, here.  See our entire archive on Wilders by clicking here.

Our series on the ‘invasion of Europe’ is here.

Update November 5th:  See Daniel Greenfield at Frontpage magazine about a recent 60 Minutes segment—Obama will see Sharia dominant in America in his lifetime.

Posted in Changing the way we live, free speech, Muslim refugees, Stealth Jihad | Tagged: , , | 2 Comments »

Weekly wrap-up for final week of October 2014

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 3, 2014

RRW had its greatest number of readers during the past month of any month since our blogging began in July 2007!

Our top three posts for the week were as follows (top daily posts are in the right hand side bar):

1)  Are ISIS fighters sending their families to refugee camps?

2)  Our fact sheet

3)  Cheyenne, WY: Citizens to rally for states rights and against federal government sending refugees to Wyoming, Saturday Nov. 1  (update report coming today)

Have a look at our top countries at previous weekly reviews by visiting our blogging category.  The newest country to make the Top Ten countries from which we receive readers is Austria.

 For all of our many new readers!

This is where you can find information if you are arriving here at RRW for the first time (in addition to the fact sheet linked above). We have over 6,000 posts.

*  See our categories (left hand sidebar)

*  See the tag clouds (right hand sidebar)

*  Also, we have a great search function and since neither the categories nor the tags go all the way back to our first posts seven years ago, use the search window with a few key words.  You might want to first try your city, state, or country to see what we have reported from there over the years.

By the way, our category entitled ‘where to find information’ is filled with reports and documents, but with 304 posts archived there, it is pretty unwieldy now.

Past weekly roundups can be found in our category entitled ‘blogging.’

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And apologies to all who e-mail and comment, sorry if I don’t respond much, there are just not enough hours in my day!

It occurs to me that I do see everyone’s comments to posts because we do screen them (no foul language, no threats), so if you have something you want me to see, I don’t at all mind if you send the link as a comment to a post, even if it’s off-topic.

To regular readers, thank you for your continued concern for this very important issue.

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